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    shrike, Dave in Northridge, slksfca, sfbob
    As I tell my classes, for once the Republicans ran someone representative of the actual Republican party, which they hadn't done since 1936.
    I wonder when Markos will have the guts to say that.

    I was looking forward to this all day, Dave. Thanks.

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Fri May 24, 2013 at 03:17:27 PM PDT

    •  I don't understand (2+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, Dave in Northridge

      What's the issue wrt Markos and Goldwater?

      A slower bleed-out is not a sustainable value.

      by MrJayTee on Fri May 24, 2013 at 04:06:15 PM PDT

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      •  I have no issue with Markos at all. (1+ / 0-)
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        I'd just like to see a hard-hitting editorial, that's all.

        Goldwater? Well, extremism in the face of a Southern Democrat is not a vice. Or Something. ;)

        I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

        by commonmass on Fri May 24, 2013 at 04:20:49 PM PDT

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    •  I question the reference to 1936 (2+ / 0-)
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      My impression of Alf Landon was that he was a moderate and reasonable Republican.  FDR gave a famous radio broadcast accusing the Republicans of supporting the entire New Deal, only promising to do it better, and not cost the taxpayers anything.  I remember William F. Buckley, Jr., in the 1960's, point to the 1936 election as what happens when the Republicans nominate and run a RINO.

      I collected autographs as a teen and I wrote a letter to Alf Landon and he hand wrote a very nice letter back to me.  I still have it and treasure it.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Fri May 24, 2013 at 04:08:29 PM PDT

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      •  Landon was reasonable, yes (6+ / 0-)

        Harding, for all his faults, was reasonable, and Hoover was reasonable about everything BUT the economy, and the problem was that the economy was all Hoover had to worry about. Then 1940: Willkie, a Democrat running on the Republican line, 1944 and 1948, Dewey, an internationalist, 1952 and 1956, a non-politician general.

        Buckley wasn't much of a historian, in my book.

        -7.75, -8.10; . . . Columbine, Tucson, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston (h/t Charles Pierce)

        by Dave in Northridge on Fri May 24, 2013 at 04:15:43 PM PDT

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