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  •  Abe is spinning in his grave. (9+ / 0-)

    The Republican Party IS a House Divided. It can't continue to talk the Jesus talk and walk the Ayn Rand walk. It's only a matter of time before Wall Street diverts the big money to the Libertarian Party.

    I really believe that the Republican Party is going to go down the same road as the British Liberals did after Labour replaced them as the Opposition. They'll wind up a regional party with a few scattered seats in the South and Rocky Mountain states.

    •  It's The Base! (7+ / 0-)

      The Republican party is defined by it's base.  The base is defined by its pieces, religious nuts, tea nuts, conservative nuts, Libertarian nuts, and the omnipresent nut nuts.  

      Throw in a heavy dose of racism, prejudices, discrimination, homophobia, xenophobia, paranoia, and schizophrenia.  Then there is the upper crust that bring their greed, avaricious, and all around cheapness.  

      Put it all together and you get an immovable, intransigent, uncompromising,  intractable, stiff, unyielding bunch that is the Republican base.   Their motto is, their way or the highway.  They don't change, you do!

      God bless them one and all...

      Hillary 2016

    •  Even when the states were at each others (4+ / 0-)

      throats, just before some of the southern states began to secede (as a gift to the incoming president) they still managed to compromise and pass legislation. That is something today's GOP is completely incapable of.

      One piece of shit legislation, the Misery Compromise, comes to mind. Even though it predate our very unCivil war by about 30-40 years, slavery was already a hot topic, dividing the bourgeoisie yanks from El Norte, and the pre-communistic communes of the South.

      While the Misery Compromise did add states to the Union, it only served to further widen the divide between pro and anti slavery forces, and kicked the can down the road far enough to make the whole mess explosive.

      (OK, I need to explain. I was sent on an exchange program to the USSR in 1976. They taught soviet history, culture, and (ahem) American history. They claimed that the south should have won, because it was a pre-communistic effort at socialistic, communal society)

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 06:44:52 AM PDT

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      •  Everything and I mean everything is a referendum (2+ / 0-)
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        on Barack Obama: sketch in racism if you like. Simple minded greed for sure and desperately wanting to keep power in a government they only want to weaken.

        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 Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:05:00 AM PDT

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        •  there's some truth there. (0+ / 0-)

          The same small group of neanderthals who make up the TeaBugger Party, are the ones who are directly responsible for the shape of the GOP today. And they are responsible for making everything a referendumb on Obama.

          What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

          by agnostic on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:53:49 AM PDT

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