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  •  They were warned. (9+ / 0-)
    "We sound like we don't want immigration; we sound like we don't want black people to vote for us," said former congressman Jack Kemp (N.Y.), who was the GOP vice presidential nominee in 1996. "What are we going to do -- meet in a country club in the suburbs one day?"

    Washington Post, Sept. 19, 2007

    The Republican party, and especially the McCain campaign, seems be in a death spiral of escalating "purity purges".  Bush speechwriter  David Frum, in National Review, deemed it advisable to drum anyone who questioned the Iraq War out of the party, denouncing them as "Unpatriotic Conservatives".  Any Republicans who commit the sin of being tolerant on issues like abortion and homosexuality have long since been forced out by well-organized pitchfork-waving fundies.  For several years now, the Republican's nativistic wing has seemed bound and determined to drive away anyone with a Hispanic or otherwise "foreign-sounding" name.  Now they apparently don't want the young people, even the ones who support them, because they "look like the enemy".

    Pretty soon, at this rate, they won't even fill a good-sized country club.

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