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  •  Remember the Atwater Rule. (0+ / 0-)

    We could sure do those things, and in some races in some places some of that has happened and will happen. But maybe we don't have to.

    Legendary Republican stratagist Lee Atwater observed famously that when one's opponent is self destructing, stay out of the way.

    You correctly observe that the schisms we're discussing have long existed within the GOP. The problem has always been to break the party line discipline of those in any of the factions. Typically, Republican party line discipline would impress the most dedicated Marxist.

    The appearance is growing that increased GOP back biting and internal squabbling (like I've hardly ever seen from that side of the aisle) may finally be signaling the breakdown of that discipline and the final demise of the coalition.  

    "If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you." Billy Wilder 1906 - 2002

    by LeftOfYou on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 03:55:23 PM PDT

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