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  •  Not all Republicans... (9+ / 0-)

    I have been happily married to a Republican for 20 years.  He always voted Republican until Barack Obama.  He is in the 27% that approves of his administration.

    I get angry at the Republican party and rant about them.  But, I think we all understand that it is really only the extreme right of the party that is causing all of the problems.  

    As the GOP continues to lose its members, the Independent party will grow.  I'm pretty sure my husband will register Independent next election, as he understands that the Republican leaders have screwed the country.

    Only those that are corrupt and want to retain their power, religious zealots, racists, and those that are too stupid to understand they are being manipulated, are left for the GOP.

    Stop the Rhetoric, Stop the Violence!

    by cyeko on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 11:32:22 AM PDT

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    •  good point! n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 11:34:11 AM PDT

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    •  That's part of the danger -- (5+ / 0-)

      The Rs have become a party controlled by the right-wing radicals -- fascists in short. Almost all the reasonable "conservatives" have left the party -- and the few left are there by inertia and intellectual laziness.

      In the long-run, the party has to fold, but for the next few years the US is going to have an organized fascist party. Organized, in that the system privileges the two "official" parties, giving them influence way outside their numbers.

      Honest center-right people need to kill the Republican party, for the sake of their country. Right now, it's only a breeding ground for militias -- any help the party gets is direct help for those who abhor traditional American values.

    •  The non-extreme right Republicans have let them (0+ / 0-)

      But, I think we all understand that it is really only the extreme right of the party that is causing all of the problems.  

      I understand no such thing. The rest of the Republicans have allowed their party to be taken over and have not taken the appropriate steps to correct it. Silence is a form of consent.

      A word after a word after a word is power. -- Margaret Atwood

      by tmo on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 12:40:23 PM PDT

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      •  Except those that actually voted for Obama! (0+ / 0-)

        Best repudiation of the Bush administration that they could have done!

        Stop the Rhetoric, Stop the Violence!

        by cyeko on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 03:56:39 PM PDT

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