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  •  they need LBJ's courage to lose a voting block (2+ / 0-)
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    DefendOurConstitution, Gooserock

    over an issue like Civil Rights, he lost us the south forever it seems, but we still win national elections so the GOP could also grow a pair and do the right thing

    •  Gop Courage Does Not Exist (4+ / 0-)

      After 2 generations of getting away with racial dog whistles the game is over.  

      They can do the right thing and suffer now with the hopes of rebuilding tomorrow - or they can die a slow death and never recover.

      Since they are political masochists I would give better then even money they chose slow permanent death.

    •  Courage and the GOP only go together (0+ / 0-)

      very rarely, especially in the last 20 years.

      Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

      by DefendOurConstitution on Thu May 23, 2013 at 11:00:40 AM PDT

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    •  We Took That Risk In the Midst of Prolonged (3+ / 0-)

      strong voter support. Republicans have had minority voter support since the late 80's; they've had to win first by pushing emotional culture war and terrorism themes, and now by disqualifying Democratic voters.

      They don't have a block they could afford to lose as we did.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu May 23, 2013 at 11:05:04 AM PDT

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      •  They won't lose their base to Democrats, or even (0+ / 0-)

        to staying home because the base first and foremost hates Democrats.  There may be some risk of third party candidates or primaries further weakening Republicans in general elections.   But overcoming gerrymandering at both the state and federal level is going to be a tough battle.

        “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

        by ahumbleopinion on Thu May 23, 2013 at 12:41:39 PM PDT

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