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  •  I Mention This Here All The Time (5+ / 0-)

    I am the only liberal in my family. All Republicans. My family members are confused. They don't understand what has happened to their party. They may be Republicans but they are not bat shit crazy!

    I mean my mom, 67 years young voted for Obama. The first non-Republican vote for president she has cast in her lifetime. Not cause she liked Obama, but cause she felt Palin was a total loser.

    We keep hearing the Republican party is becoming a region player, that is more true then I think most folks know.

    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

    by webranding on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 11:42:04 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not sure they even know how to begin (7+ / 0-)

      to talk to ordinary Americans.  Their response to losing massive numbers of seats and the Presidential election was that somehow they weren't "conservative enough".  They're heading to outer space with apparently nary a look back.

      The Freepers especially, amuse me.  Do they not look at issue polls?  On the issues, ordinary Americans are not with their out to lunch agenda.

      But they're not trying to figure out how to appeal or talk to the majority, even the independents they'd need to make a functional majority again.  They're talking to themselves.  I mean the "rebranding" thing was the most significant thing I saw out of the Republicans and the right in recent memory, and that was the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig.

      "I'm sorry, I just don't have the votes" - Me, sometime in November, 2010 (-6.62, -6.26)

      by AndyS In Colorado on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 11:46:10 PM PDT

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      •  Birthers, racists and conspiracy nuts, oh my! n/t (2+ / 0-)
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        It don't take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows --Little Bobby Zimmerman

        by ambeeeant on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 12:54:29 AM PDT

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      •  The downfall of aristocracies happens when (4+ / 0-)

        they can no longer get most ordinary people to accept and protect their BS. The GOP got taken over by people whose only principle is the belief they are entitled to be in charge no matter what and had been successful at distracting people from this conflict with democracy. If their misdirection no longer distracts people while the assistant slips out the trapdoor of the magic box, then they are revealed as the one-trick fakers that they are.

        And the Republicans who did have a philosophy other than power for power's sake went along with them as the headlining and the only act because it filled the seats. Now the audience is reduced to crazed groupies and they are on the verge of going out of business.

        •  Yes... the emperor has no clothes (2+ / 0-)
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          AndyS In Colorado, Belle Ame

          people whose only principle is the belief they are entitled to be in charge no matter what...

          yes you nailed it there...
          The secret that they have no secret other than the extent of their greed and their self importance evaporates as they finally run out of enough dupes to keep them in power.... The economic vamprism gets out of control when the emperor's enablers become too numerous and too greedy and there is less dribble and less and less trickle-down for everyone else.

          It all reaches the point where enough duped voters who have been sucked dryer than ever start to bail out on their former "leaders".... the game is over for this generation of the jr. greed squad to have their way quite as much as they have been used to... the stupid ones will be bitter and broke while the smarter ones will re-trench and dig in with their windfalls till they can rig things in their favor again someday.

          Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie

          by IreGyre on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 08:08:32 AM PDT

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