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  •  This Could Be A Turning Point for the GOP (6+ / 0-)

    And not a good one (from their POV).

    The bad blood this race generated has the potential to blow the GOP to smithereens.

    I have a feeling thing are about to get even uglier in GOP land.

    Imagine the most profound idea ever conceptualized occupying this space. Now expect exactly the opposite. You'll never be disappointed.

    by Gurnt on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 06:38:34 AM PDT

    •  It is and it will... (0+ / 0-)

      It is (a good thing) from the point of view of the truly conservative, old-school Federalist Republicans, like myself and it will (get uglier).  That's fine, we can take it.

      The Republican party was established to keep the promises of the Declaration of Independence and correct the obvious omissions of the Constitution.  In our Declaration, we made it clear that all Men (capital "M" indicates all of Humanity, not all male gender) are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, etc.  The Republican party was formed to make that promise real and we tore the country to pieces in an effort to do so.  The GOP needs to be reminded that we're the party of inalienable rights.  We need to put the anti-LGBT, God is my President, Biblical Law is the law of the land people out to pasture.  Most of them came from the Old Dixie Democrat party and, frankly, they can have those people back.

      I registered Republican in 1982 while living in the Deeeeep South (ya'll).  Back then, the Republicans were the bikers, hipsters, and beatniks smoking funny stuff in Hookahs and talking about space exploration and the laws of robotics; the Democrats were the guys with crew-cuts wearing overalls with a Bible tucked in one pocket and a bottle of Ol' Grandad in the other cursing people with earrings and tattoos, praying on their knees every Sunday and on their neighbors the rest of the week...

      I want the real Republican party back and this just might be the start of it.  That would be a VERY good thing!

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