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  •  Here's what will happen: (4+ / 0-)
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    crazy will win in some places. And lose in most. They will ignore their losses and embrace the wins with the help of our lame assed MSM.

    When the new congress is actually seated, however, it will not look like such a victory. In fact, much like they did earlier this year when they wanted to ignore all the actual election result and focus on Scott brown, the congress will actually look better for us and the country while the "vocal" GOP and the MSM go on and on about the rising tea party influence. Meanwhile serious GOP political operatives will see it for the disaster it is.

    And, icing on the cake, since 2011 officially begins the 2012 election season, expect Obama to push many legislative items that not only highlight the stupidity of the GOP but may in fact show splits between mainstream GOP and their bagging counterparts. It would be very nice for the MSM to spend some time showing how certifiably crazy the "new bagger senator is".  Talk about a disastrous and very public GOP primary!

    Yes, we'll get a bagger or two. But it'll be a good thing in the long run. No GOP presidential hopeful can win without them and voters will have opportunity after opportunity to see just how loony they are.

    Good times!

    Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe. h/t MeteorBlades

    by mdmslle on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 02:42:10 PM PDT

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    •  If the GOP goes to the crazy… (0+ / 0-)

      …hopefully a few moderates (Brown, Snowe, Collins) decide to cross the aisle.

      Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone: DemSign.com

      by DemSign on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 03:00:59 PM PDT

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    •  A method to Obama's madness. (2+ / 0-)
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      The President and his political advisers are hardly unaware of the facts. The GOP has shrunk to its Tea Party core. Fox and the radio nuts become increasingly extreme. The Republican Party is fragmenting and losing its historical, implacable unity that has always been its principle strength, during it's strongest times.  

      If you think Obama does not have both a strategy and tactics to accelerate the fragmentation of the other party you haven't been paying attention. Every move he makes between now and election day will spring from political calculation based upon Republican plate tectonics. The President's apparent obsession with bipartisanship, his practice, so often and justly criticized from the left, of accepting compromise and amendment of bills and programs even when no GOP votes come back in return and all of the things for which the President has been so roundly criticized round these here parts look to me like part of a larger strategy that aims to take advantage of an historic opportunity to fragment and reduce the GOP to the sort of shadow status that the Democrats enjoyed in the federal government during Reconstruction.  

      Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe there's no strategy or whatever strategy there is has nothing to do with the effective destruction of the political opposition for the near term future. Or maybe that is the strategy but it can't/won't work. Or maybe it could work, but is carried out poorly by our leaders.

      Or maybe it is the strategy, it's carried out brilliantly by our leaders, but fails because self-absorbed keyboard diddlers like us don't get out there with enough voices and boots on the ground to get the job done. That's the scariest scenario.  

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

      by LeftOfYou on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 05:06:30 PM PDT

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      •  I think it is a valid strategy; (1+ / 0-)
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        let's just hope the voters are not too stupid to let it work.

        Superman may be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, we mortals have to do it one step at a time. Patience, persistence, votes.

        by ahumbleopinion on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 08:19:43 PM PDT

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