Skip to main content

View Diary: Midday open thread (63 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  You Look at the Polling Up There (6+ / 0-)

    We laugh at it here in Kos Land - Oh, look at the stupid Republicans.  But I know those people.  I worked for them in Texas.  I'm related to them.  They are SERIOUS!  

    The modern GOPers see their country running away from them, they see it as the kind of place that's not made for them anymore and that they're not in charge of.  White supremacy is their order of the day.  

    This is not good - the fever is NOT going to break.  If the GOP loses the next presidential race, that will drive them even DEEPER into this collective, isolationist insanity.  

    This government shutdown is only the first of many battles in a new Civil War over the control of the destiny of our country.  They closed the government under Clinton and impeached our president.  Now they're shutting us down again.  And this is just going to KEEP happening the more out of step the GOP becomes.  

    No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow

    by CrazyHorse on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 12:16:14 PM PDT

    •  They have to drive the moderates out of their (7+ / 0-)

      party for us to have a chance.

      The worst thing the Democrats could do now is blink. By standing firm and letting the GOP go further into the realm of stupid they are driving independents and issue voters away from them. Only the ideologues (and there are a lot of them) and mouth-breathing racist assholes will be left. But folks that I know who have voted for Republicans in the past are openly saying this time the GOP has gone too far.

      Spite is the ranch dressing Republicans slather on their salad of racism

      by ontheleftcoast on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 12:29:58 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Exactly. (0+ / 0-)

        If the Jello-Spine Coalition in the Democratic party blinks now, we're fucked.  It'll be Stockholm Syndrom and the next three years will be one shut down fight after the next.  The Dems are united and have the wind at their backs - they have to force the moderates to force Boehner to break the Hastert Rule and send a clean CR to the floor.  

        No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow

        by CrazyHorse on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 01:21:43 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site