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Since Barack Obama handed Mitt Romney his rich-man ass last Tuesday, the Republicans have done nothing but throw one temper tantrum after the next with no signs of cooling down. From the flag bearer himself insisting that 100 percent of country would have voted for him if President Obama hadn't given us all pwesents, to Charlie Webster claiming that African Americans were bused in from some great big ghetto in the sky to vote for Obama in Maine, to Mr. Papa John's feeble attempt to blackmail the President with the threat of whatever over his terrible pizza, to nutters in the GA legislature using tax dollars to hold meetings on Obama mind control, Republican party members have collectively proven that they are the sorest losers of all time. Not just in politics, but in general. Add up all the spoiled brat, sore loser athletes in the world and the Republicans still win the title hands down. And, with their fans like the ice cream scooper chick in CA and the death-threat guy in FL following their lead, the Republican party is fast-trackin' it to Jurassic park and political irrelevancy like no other political party in U.S. history.

The good news is... it'll be a lifetime before these idiots ever smell the Presidency if they do continue to exist. The more they talk, the easier it will be for random elementary school kids to destroy any Republican candidate's credibility with one or two Google clicks.

Btw, I can say it publicly now: Papa John's pizza is the worst pizza ever. And, that was my opinion years before I knew he was a right wing nut.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    My name is X. I'm a semi-military black woman and I voted for Barack Obama.

    by tha puddin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:41:18 PM PST

  •  We should work to divide them (4+ / 0-)
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    ardyess, mookins, phonegery, CookyMonzta

    Dems should do everything possible to put pressure on their party to split. We can pick issues that divide them, like immigration.

    If we can make the social conservatives feel angry and frustrated, they may very well decided to leave the party.

  •  the puddin - you may recall (5+ / 0-)
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    ardyess, mookins, Bob Love, mint julep, Margd

    that we read many diaries like yours in 2008 and then had our hats handed to us in 2010. Romney lost be less than 3%. The GOP has patience and money. Don't count them out.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:54:42 PM PST

    •  Oh I don't think McCain Palin were anywhere (2+ / 0-)
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      mookins, Bulldozer

      near as destructive as this Romney character. Certainly, if diaries like mine were written in 2008, seems to me, given the shambles in which the Republican party is in today, that the prophecy is panning out.

      Nobody thought the Nazis would go away either, since just about everybody in Germany was behind them, and then poof!

      My name is X. I'm a semi-military black woman and I voted for Barack Obama.

      by tha puddin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:00:30 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  tha puddin - the GOP aren't the Nazis (2+ / 0-)
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        Bob Love, mint julep

        This is a party that had four decades out of power in the House and had the patience to stitch together a majority. The GOP of 2012 has many more resources than they did in the 80s and 90s. Here at DKOS, after 2008, we even had this really cute dinosaur that we proclaimed was the new GOP mascot. I didn't see much of the new mascot after 2010.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:20:48 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  "Poof"? Over 50 million dead equals "poof"? nt (0+ / 0-)

        "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

        by Bob Love on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:29:18 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  Would love to see them go the way of the (1+ / 0-)
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    mookins

    confederates........ and in a hundred years or so they can start staging recreations of rethug television interviews, showing all of their stoopidity of how the batshit brains mentality diminished them so..........

  •  If the GOP vanishes, it will be replaced (5+ / 0-)

    by something else.

    The GOP is not what is important. It's a vessel. A tool.

    It can be discarded in place of a new one.

    They rant and rave about Barack Obama, but behind the scenes they are dreaming of stumbling upon, if they can't go about engineering, a Movement Conservative Rightwing one.

    The Koch Brothers could wake up one day, and set their sights on using their wealth to takeover the Democratic Party by cloaking Oligarchy in Progressive cloth. Some believe they have gotten a hell of a start on that project in the deficit hysteria and Third Way movement. Third Wayism is all about selling poor people the Heritage Foundation's agenda as a vehicle for liberal outcomes.

    Hating the GOP is like hating the syringe that delivers the heroin and longing for the syringe to break as if that changes the equasion. It's the shit in the needle, and the evil men who benefit from it, we have to get around to checking. They can always get a new delivery device.

    Like finding a austerity pimping wingnut who makes mouth sounds like he's a fellow traveling Donkey. I met Lanny Davis once, they are out there.

    The Rich and the Powerful will always find a vehicle to repress those who are not rich or powerful until we evolve to the point where we don't have a system where a tiny cabal can use wealth to control vast volumes of people.

    I wish I had the answer to move beyond as a species.
     

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:02:12 PM PST

    •  gop a tool, definitely (1+ / 0-)
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      renzo capetti

      maybe it'll be just as we hope:  the demographics outweigh the money, and the usa finally grows up and provides a safety net for all to have food, shelter, education, healthcare, etc.

      but first we'll have to recognize what a sham our elections are and see if pbo has the will to use the power and begin to institute the major changes needed

  •  The losers who hated the cooler black kids? GOP! (1+ / 0-)
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    mookins

    Just because we are black and cool!

    High school never goes away.

    cheerleaders need not apply.

    by kravitz on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:06:46 PM PST

  •  3 things 1- three percent (1+ / 0-)
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    mookins

    might seem like a small number, but 3 million voters are nothing to sneeze at.

    2- the electoral map isn't going to change. Of course they, the Conservatives can cheat, they can overthrow the government, anything's possible if one wants to look at it that way.

    3- The USA forgets that it's in the ecosystem that is the Americas and that the shakes of change that have been rumbling under Latin America can and are being felt up here.

    4- If you're old enough to write on Daily Kos, this issue is no longer about you. If the next generation grow up right-wing conservatives, then sure, I'll buy that they have a chance to keep going. But, if the next generation of Americans grow up liberal, it's over for conservatives.

    Kingdoms all have feet of clay.

    My name is X. I'm a semi-military black woman and I voted for Barack Obama.

    by tha puddin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:10:52 PM PST

  •  I just hope the pendulum is swinging our way (2+ / 0-)
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    mookins, FrankRose

    For the last 30 years the pendulum has been swinging right. I'll be satisfied to see it swinging left.

    I impatiently await the day when Republicans start proposing ideas as their own that Democrats came up with years earlier...

  •  They're too big to fail. Too much money invested. (0+ / 0-)

    They didn't fall apart in the 1960s when Democrats controlled all branches of government, and they won't fall apart now.

    Mittens was a terrible candidate and he came within 3% of beating us.  They control the Judiciary, the House and a large part of the Economy, and probably will for some time to come.

    Wishing them away won't work.

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:26:36 PM PST

  •  anyone else see the parallel (3+ / 0-)
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    Bulldozer, ichibon, isabelle hayes

    between what Romney did to his party and what Bain did to the companies it took over?  The old Bain Capital "pump & dump" found its personification in Mittens.  As if they couldn't have seen it coming.  You pick as your standard bearer a man who made his livelihood and reputation off of sucking companies dry. WHAT DID THEY EXPECT???

    "Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." -Henry David Thoreau

    by Offbrand RachelMaddow on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:27:13 PM PST

  •  They spent about the last 45 years building (2+ / 0-)
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    renzo capetti, Over the Edge

    up to where they are now.

    Don't let wishful thinking and dreams of supremacy lull you to sleep just yet.

    They've not had their machine dismantled, they've just lost another election.

    There's still lots of work to do.

    I'm speaking as one who wrote them off in late 1964.

    Remember what happened 4 years after that?

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:31:55 PM PST

  •  You mean it isn't the confederacy? (1+ / 0-)
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    renzo capetti

    Because it sure as shit acts like it.

    "'club America salutes you' says the girl on the door/we accept all major lies, we love any kind of fraud"--The Cure, "Club America"

    by Wheever on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:34:56 PM PST

  •  They're not going anywhere (0+ / 0-)

    It's a two-party system. If a party goes away another one has to replace it. There aren't any viable candidates waiting in the wings.

    •  However (2+ / 0-)
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      isabelle hayes, renzo capetti

      there is not guarantee that the parties must be the ones we have now.  The R party was created out of the ashes of the Whigs, who faded away 150 years ago.  Who says that something won't rise up to replace one (or both) of today's parties?

      But then again, sometimes parties have to overhaul themselves.   This version of the R party refuses to understand that it has run its course.  We complained about Clinton's moving to the center, but that created a new (not necessarily better) D party.  If the R party wants to survive long term it will have to move to the center, so the D party can move back left.  Or the R party moves to the dustbin of history and someone else takes its spot.

  •  But the Confederacy won! n/t (0+ / 0-)

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 04:00:38 AM PST

  •  They should call their sad little confederacy (0+ / 0-)

    #tcot.  

  •  Parti Quebecois (0+ / 0-)

    The Republican Party isn't going anywhere in Utah, Wyoming and most of Idaho.

  •  Don't blame the Republican Party !!! (0+ / 0-)

    The Republican Party is nothing more than a reflection of
    the Electorate they Represent.

    This is America.  People that are Batshit Fucking Insane are
    entitled to Representation in the Political system Just like
    everyone Else.  Those are the Rules.

    Yes, The Republican party might Shrink and Die.

    Batshit Fucking Insane Ideas are Eternal and Immortal.

    Those Ideas might loose Political relevance But there will
    Always be members of Our Society carrying that Virus.

    On Giving Advice: Smart People Don't Need It and Stupid People Don't Listen

    by Brian76239 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:40:55 AM PST

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