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  •  At some point... (0+ / 0-)

    the GOP will reach a crossroads. They can embrace the reality that this isn't 1950 anymore, and they'll have to moderate their views to gain acceptance with the diverse citizenry, at which point their intransigent members will splinter. Or continue on their current trajectory, scaring the hell out of the obtuse, and emotionally fragile citizens, hoping that they vote for the GOP and against their own interests.
    One of these courses has a future. We'll see.

    •  Neither course has a future (0+ / 0-)

      We already have a Democratic Party that considers the interests of real people, as opposed to corporate persons and their owners. You know, there is a word for owning people, and there are a lot of other words for people-owners.

      It is not possible to run a Party on actual Republican principles, specifically ever-lower taxes, union-busting, and deregulation. The historical parties of big business (Federalists, Whigs, and Republicans) have had to support other issues that would bring in other voters without harming business profits. Opposing slavery worked for the original Republicans, until the freed slaves wanted economic rights, too.

      Actually having a Republican platform for actually fixing the economy would get people to support Republicans, but actually fixing the economy requires regulations, union rights, and higher taxes. (See the Progressive Caucus Better-Off Budget.) This does not satisfy the rich and powerful who want to increase their margins of being richer and more powerful than everybody else, because letting the non-rich have any political power scares them to death.

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

      by Mokurai on Mon May 19, 2014 at 12:15:40 PM PDT

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