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  •  Y'know, in recent years the word "Republican" (16+ / 0-)

    has come to mean "hateful" in my mind.

    They're against everything that would benefit 99 percent of the American people.

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Sat May 03, 2014 at 05:20:13 AM PDT

    •  I'm trying not to think that way (6+ / 0-)

      But it is becoming increasingly hard to see anything positive in recent years.

      You can't take the sky from me!

      by wrights on Sat May 03, 2014 at 05:59:56 AM PDT

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    •  and now in mine more and more "treasonous" as (5+ / 0-)

      they give nods to neo secessionist and downright anti "United States" groups and individuals. Of course a better description might be "delusional" with flag waving, constitution waving "patriots" just hating that United States.

      "Cognitive dissonance" barely describes that base now.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Sat May 03, 2014 at 06:35:49 AM PDT

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    •  The very first Objective Moment (6+ / 0-)

      (as American Communists used to say about when to stop backing Stalin) was the 1876 selection [sic] of Rutherfraud [sic] B. Hayes as President in a corrupt bargain with Redeemer Democrats in the South. Florida had sent two competing delegations to the Electoral College, and there were problems in other states besides. The Redeemer Democrats meant to redeem the South's loss in the Civil War/War of Northern Aggression by establishing Jim Crow, including letting the Klans run riot.

      Hayes agreed to the removal of the remaining Federal troops from the South. Shortly thereafter Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act, preventing elected Black officials in the South from calling for Federal troops to prevent Klan violence at elections and the like.

      Posse Comitatus has been twisted into the Cliven Bundy doctrine that there is no Federal authority, only county sheriffs.

      Republicans did not definitively, totally, absolutely throw Blacks under every bus in sight until Goldwater initiated the Southern Strategy in 1964 by hiring Strom Thurmond's campaign strategist, Harry Dent, Sr. Jackie Robinson, who had supported Nixon on race issues in 1960, was at the 1964 Rebublican National Convention in 1960 and 1964 at the invitation of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. He said of the 1964 convention that he had never seen such hatred directed at a White man (LBJ, for signing the Civil Rights Act) and that he felt that he understood better how Jews felt in Hitler's Germany.

      That would be the second major Objective Moment. As you observe, we are now in the third, the Republican War on Everybody Including Each Other.

      Everybody has to find their own.

      In this world of sin and sorrow, there is always something to be grateful for. As for me, I am grateful that I am not a Republican.
      H. L. Mencken

      The problem is that the relatively reasonable Republicans are leaving the Party in droves (which benefits the Democratic Party and the general public, slowly), leaving only the wackos behind to get ever louder and nastier as their numbers shrink and they become ever more ideologically pure. This is bad for everybody still under their power, particularly the 4.8 million people in the Medicaid gap, women losing access to abortion services, victims of gun violence, workers losing union rights, and so on.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Sat May 03, 2014 at 07:04:09 AM PDT

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