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Random thoughts on "Real Time," tonight:

Bill -- if you're going to have conservatives on, please pick ones with a shred of intelligence (and no, S.E. Cupp, wearing glasses won't do it).

Andrew Sullivan never learns.  Yes, he loves Obama and is elated (good thing he didn't step entirely off that ledge.)  But Andrew -- Boehner is not "conciliatory" and you did not do the "right thing" when you voted for Reagan twice.

Was Sam Jackson the "New Black Panther" standing in front of the polls who starred on Fox on election day?  I say 60/40 he was.

Best line: "I know why the women are happy.  Your uteruses are safe for four years."

You cannot watch Carville without thinking of Bill Hader.  (Carville and Stefan -- what range!)

Great "In Memoriam for Douchebags" -- Farewell to Todd Akin, Scott Brown, Richard Mourdock, et al. and Mitt Romney.

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  •  Andrew Sullivan cannot see his true self (5+ / 0-)

    in the mirror, yet.

    I left the Republican party, in part, because I saw through Reagan's lies in the latter years of his first term.

    Anybody who voted for Reagan a second time was supporting Red Scare tactics meant to hide significant money deals that had Bush Sr's paw prints all over them, a growing debt based solely on "greed is good" principles that favored a then-growing Wall Street influence, minimization of unions, public workers, minorities and people of lesser incomes, etc.

    Another money-grubbing classist for the rich and powerful, but with the gift of a teflon personality.

    I left my position as VP of the College Republicans and distanced myself from selfish peers who entirely reflected the growing lust for white power that Reagan's leadership represented, for Pete's sake.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:05:53 PM PST

    •  Gas lines (0+ / 0-)

      People who voted for Reagan a 2nd time were happy not to be waiting in gas lines.

      Americans do NOT wait in lines like Bulgarians.

      The guy who gave amnesty to thousands of undocumented immigrants in 1986, almost all of them from Latin America, had a growing lust for white power?

      •  Guess you missed most of what I wrote (3+ / 0-)

        as to how Reagan's first term helped me see what Republicans truly cared for.

        Gas lines?  You know there was a glut of oil supply soon after he worked to release price controls on oil in the 80s, yes?  Other than that, he implemented a quick fix for rationing upon entering office that Carter had already put into motion, then took credit.  That was at the beginning of his first term and I heard very little of that in the debates or from fellow Republicans as to rationale to vote him in again: they liked his pro-USA, anti-Commie, more money for the "entitled" (i.e., white) folks attitudes, while speaking to equal opportunity in the same breath (and not believing a word of it).

        Trickle-down, union busting, government-hating, PNAC Pax Americana-building and the growth of an investor class while blue-collar jobs began to ship elsewhere . . . these things were evident in his first term, even to someone a bit too close to the Kool Aid as me.  Difference was that I determined my heart couldn't be in those things, because they stood for markedly unfair and dangerous effects upon many others.

        As for Reagan's amnesty program, I felt that he primarily wanted rock-bottom cheap labor for business - it fell into his anti-union, pro-business-at-any-costs perspective.  He may also have had a small amount of heart on the subject, but I didn't buy it at the time.  It was possibly a diversionary smokescreen on his Contra shenanigans, too.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:43:53 PM PST

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    •  Yeah... (1+ / 0-)
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      I was a Reagan supporter at that time. Too young to vote for him in 80, voted for him in 84. Wake up call came in 88. Atwaters campaign was so just so wretched. I was disgusted with it. When I moved in 88, I signed up as a Dem.

      Obama's campaign this year was hard hitting and effective, a pleasure to see and be a small part of. Especially after seeing Kerry, Gore and Dukakis get torn apart by the Republican piranha and their Chuck Todd-ite lapdogs in the media.

      "Patients are not consumers" - Paul Krugman

      by assyrian64 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:27:55 PM PST

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  •  Maher... (1+ / 0-)
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    Great "In Memoriam for Douchebags" -- Farewell to Todd Akin, Scott Brown, Richard Mourdock, et al. and Mitt Romney.
    So many douchebags, so little time...A special "Buh-bye" shoutout to Allan West and Joe Walsh. Nice to have two less fascists in the Congress.

    "Patients are not consumers" - Paul Krugman

    by assyrian64 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:32:49 PM PST

  •  I want to see Bill Hader (0+ / 0-)

    wear Carville's colorful Izod rugby shirt.

    "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

    by CFAmick on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:02:46 AM PST

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