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  •  there is no such thing as a "Republican Obama" (29+ / 0-)

    that's not the way Rs do things.

    They do not allow people to come from out of nowhere.  The farm team process on that side is very tightly controlled.

    The conservative mindset does not lend itself to creating people with charisma. GWB was considered "likable" for some perverse reason by pundits and "i'd like to have a beer with him" voters, but when was the last time the Rs had a national figure who was respected around the world?

    Can anyone even imagine any of the current Red Team frontrunners having the kind of internationally influential personality that Obama had before he was elected?  Or that Hillary Clinton has now?  Or that Ted Kennedy had?  

    Their small minded approach to issues and how they affect people keeps ANY of them from being admired outside the Fakes News bubble.  And a lot of them are just considered laughingstocks--fill in your own list here.

    So no, there is no "Republican Obama" and there won't be and there can't be so long as the requirements for leadership in that party include racism, sexism, creationism, homophobia, climate change denial, and a myriad of bat crap crazy ideas.

    Obama caught on in this country and worldwide in large part because he was a representation of a future that people longed to move toward; the essence of Republicon leadership right now is about digging in heels and grasping at straws to resist change and derive power from a bigoted and ignorant past.

    Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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    by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 05:09:38 AM PST

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