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  •  If you're right (2+ / 0-)
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    Shadan7, BobTrips

    No matter who prevails, the right or left, the wingnuttery is not only not going to end, it will only get worse--much, much worse.

    That's the best-case outcome. What I'm most afraid of is the possibility that they'll win and then just tone it down a little, shoving the Overton Window further to the right.

    If they continue to get wackier, more Bachmann-esque, then more and more of the base will leave them in disgust, until all that remains are the die-hard Teabagger laughingstocks.

    Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

    by The Raven on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 07:52:52 AM PDT

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    •  A loss by the right... (5+ / 0-)

      Especially a loss by many/most of the Baggers will likely cause the less extreme part of the Republican party to regroup and move a bit toward the center.

      The Baggers will likely be cut loose as was the John Birch Society.

      Lot more potential votes in the center of the distribution than way out in the tails....

      Obama quote count - "Hold my feet to the fire" (3) - "Help me work for a better America" (137) --- [Phony numbers, real message]

      by BobTrips on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 08:29:11 AM PDT

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      •  The biggest 'dick' ever, Dick Armey... (2+ / 0-)
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        Says the teabaggers are going to take over the reptilican party, his words: "A hostile takeover", so don't expect the baggers to fade away, too much corporate money is behind him.

        May you live in interesting times--Chinese curse

        by oldcrow on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 09:58:42 AM PDT

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        •  Reality doesn't support your assertion... (1+ / 0-)
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          Baggers had to cancel their Las Vegas convention due to a lack of interest.

          Recent rallies have come up far short in numbers.  Their big rally in Philadelphia only attracted 500 (reporter number) to 1,500 (Bagger number) despite being in the most populated area of the country with millions of people being within a short commute.

          This area produced 1-2 million for Obama's inauguration.

          Bagger candidates are not doing very well in the primaries or so far in the general.  Take Rasmussen polls away and it looks like Baggers are largely failing....

          Obama quote count - "Hold my feet to the fire" (3) - "Help me work for a better America" (137) --- [Phony numbers, real message]

          by BobTrips on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 11:36:16 AM PDT

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