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  •  Except that they've been doing this (1+ / 0-)
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    for 30+ years. How long does it take the seeds of demise to bear real world fruit?

    •  Demise, for this purpose, means minority. (0+ / 0-)

      Then, we work on steady, inexorable attrition.

      Then, in desperation, the GOP realizes the Tea Partyists are toxic, and it moves moderate. More attrition, but slower ... and we do fine. Totally annihilating one party probably would be more than we want.

      On the other hand ...

      God gave Noah the rainbow sign. No more water. Fire next time.

      by TRPChicago on Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 11:02:01 AM PDT

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      •  We already had them in the minority (1+ / 0-)
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        everywhere except the SC from 2008-10, and because our Dem pols didn't do enough lost the House despite their having completely screwed up the nation (and nearly the world's economy) over the previous 7 years. I ask again, how long will it take for us to convince people, despite our slow walking the ball sometimes, that Republicans have no interest in helping them?
        (I worded it much more elegantly the first time I wrote this, but somehow it didn't get posted . . .)

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