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  •  Realpolitik (8+ / 0-)
    And the the fact that the establishment still wants the lunatics to win shows that they pretty much the same page as their base when it comes to substance.
    First step: get some weak minded idiot elected as any-kinda-republican and then step b) control this  to corporate masters iron will (see Koch, bros. and Tea Party 2012).

    Happily, the republican establishment is so far off the mainstream trail that Kleig lights and a team on Navy Seals couldn't find them.

    What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

    by TerryDarc on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:10:07 AM PDT

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      First step: get some weak minded idiot elected as any-kinda-republican and then step b) control this  to corporate masters iron will (see Koch, bros. and Tea Party 2012).
      Or, get a president with just enough operating digits to sign a bill.

      "People should not be afraid of their government; governments should be afraid of their people." --V

      by MikeTheLiberal on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:39:53 AM PDT

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      •  A president with just enough operating digits... (2+ / 0-)
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        Gentle Giant, MikeTheLiberal

        You didn't have any particular president in mind, did you? ;-) Of course, Mr. CrossRoad America (TM) is emitting a bit of bad odor now, too. Fucking pity, really.

        What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

        by TerryDarc on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:51:49 AM PDT

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    •  Rock, Meet Hard Place (1+ / 0-)
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      Seems that the dilemma facing Republican leadership everywhere is that now that they have encouraged this ultra-right shift, apparently for fund-raising and dominance in primaries purposes, they are seemingly baffled that the  base is biting them hard on the nether regions.

      So they now fear that if they try and marginalize the teabagger influence, they will not only hamper donations from the fringers, they will also 'offend' the Koch Brother-types who use those fringers as pawns in their lust-for-power games.

      "Treat others as you would like them to treat you." -St. Luke 6: 31 (NEB) Christians are given a tough assignment here: Love the people you don't even like...

      by paz3 on Wed May 22, 2013 at 10:21:30 AM PDT

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