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Today's Republican Party
This is just sad:
Republicans are in full panic mode about being the party of old, white, straight, conservative men for years to come — and struggling big time with how to change things.
It's not as if the Republican Party didn't have plenty of warning that telling blacks and Latinos and women and gays to get bent because Jesus and Thomas Jefferson and freedomz was not a winning electoral strategy. Even Sen. Lindsey Graham saw the writing on the wall, way back in August, when he admitted, "We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term."

But Republicans just didn't care. They figured those polls needed to be unskewed, those uppity "you people" needed Ann Romney to tell them what they should really care about, and besides, as the party's presidential nominee said behind closed doors, there's no reason to care about those mooching 47 percent deadbeaters anyway.

So, now that the party's worst fears have been confirmed—no, you can't win an election with your ever-dwindling bloc of angry white male voters—what's the plan, fellas?

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent Republicans are privately warning conservatives to put a sock in it when it comes to arguments that turn off large swaths of voters, sources tell us. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy is doing the same on the House side.
Ah. The "put a sock in it" strategy of continuing to hate everyone, but just in a more quiet-like way. That should work. What else you got, boys?
But when it comes to the GOP putting people in positions of power to actually change things, it’s still raining men — the same older, white, straight ones that got the party into this jam in the first place.
Oh, right. Nothing. You got nothing. You decided that only white men can be House committee chairs, and in the Senate? Yeah, not much better there:
The top Republicans on all but two Senate committees are white men — Lisa Murkowski on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Susan Collins on the Special Committee on Aging are the outliers. But Democrats have 16 incoming female senators — four times as many. The elected Republican Senate leadership is all male, all white.
So, okay, the party doesn't have any worthy not-white not-males to fill those crucial leadership positions, but at least there's some real outside-the-box thinking going on about how to start expanding the party. Hey, Karl Rove has some great ideas! So does Newt Gingrich. Yes, the Newt Gingrich who labeled President Barack Obama the "food stamp president" and said we should actually be more concerned about male inequality because chicks, man, they're taking over. That Newt Gingrich:
Gingrich said in the next week, he will complete the opening outline of his own prescription for the party’s “minority inclusion problem,” including a new approach to cities. For one of the first times in his life, even Gingrich says he doesn’t have all the answers. “I’ve been at this since August of 1958, and I’m sufficiently sobered that I’ll tell you flatly I don’t know,” he said.
Well, mark your calendars, folks, because for the first time in history, self-appointed World's Smartest Man EvahTM doesn't have all the answers. But he'll get right on it and come up with some brilliant way to make the assholes of his party stop alienating all those people who've been alienated by the assholes of his party—like Newt Gingrich.

So yes, Republicans are well aware that they have a little itty bitty problem. And they are totally going to start thinking about maybe thinking about doing something about that ... one day.

Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:59 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  What would be really neat (7+ / 0-)

    is if we could take advantage of this somehow.

    •  Republicans in Disarray! (1+ / 0-)
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      Above the Clouds
    •  We Would Need Representative Leadership. (1+ / 0-)
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      CarolinNJ

      --Which in our case, we have not got.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:20:46 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  When your best strategic thinker is Newt.... (0+ / 0-)

        you got some serious problems:

        ... for the first time in history, self-appointed World's Smartest Man EvahTM doesn't have all the answers. But he'll get right on it and come up with some brilliant way to make the assholes of his party stop alienating all those people who've been alienated by the assholes of his party—like Newt Gingrich.
        Cuz you know once Newt gets done ruminating in the back of Tiffany's and comes down from the mount with his ideas.....

        He'll be charging the rubes for the lectures and the DVDs they'll need to share his vision.

        It's the American way!

        BTW GOP.......if you start planning for 2016 by following the wisdom of Dick Morris, Newt Gingrich, George Will, Charles Krauthammer, and Karl Rove, you might as well hang up your spikes right now.

        But then, who are the Koch brothers going to give the money to?

        Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

        by dweb8231 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:34:25 AM PST

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    •  Hey GOP Mr. West says he can solve yer problems. (0+ / 0-)

      Just put more people like him in. Oh yeah some have to be Latino and some have to be female but as long as they have lots of crazy "everybody is a commie" theories They have to whisper "Lets chase abortion back into the back alleys and rusty coat hangers like it used to be. It will result in more lives lost but thats not the GOP's fault now is it.".

      JUST so they will not tick off the parties Grumpy Old Pissed off white base. You know the "Wink, wink I'm here for show, just tell me where to sit for the photos and ignore me the rest of the time. Do I have to push that stupid vote button or can you have some one do that for me?"

      Oh and Mr. West wants a lot more money to get him elected next time an opening comes around. Isn't that how it works.

      Our money system is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized," or taken over by private money lenders. Thomas Jefferson called them “bold and bankrupt adventurers just pretending to have money.” webofdebt

      by arealniceguy on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 10:44:29 PM PST

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  •  WORMS (17+ / 0-)

    My wonderful wife came up with this acronym:

    White old rich men
    I already qualify on three of those dimensions ...

    : )

  •  Best title ever. (9+ / 0-)

    And a good diary worthy of the title. Tipped and rec'ed.

    "They are an entire cruise ship of evil clowns, these current Republicans"...concernedamerican

    by Giles Goat Boy on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:08:17 AM PST

  •  Breaking Nooz.....Black dude appointed senator for (5+ / 0-)

    South Carolina.......SC DESPERATE to change it's image.

  •  hey New, here's a one word headstart......... (1+ / 0-)

    EMPATHY.

    America...where we fight over who can be allowed to have a marriage license but don't give a shit about who can have an assault rifle.

    by dear occupant on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:19:58 AM PST

    •  Does. Not. Compute. (2+ / 0-)
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      Gooserock, jomsc

      Really, I don't know why everyone is so worried about the direction of the GOP.  Really, I think they are doing just fine and dandy.  I think they should continue in this very exact vein.  Oh, yee men of the white and old (and purdominantly Suthun') per-soo-asion!  Please proceeeeed!  

  •  they made one woman house committee chair (8+ / 0-)

    and it was forced after public outrage over all men. the woman was not a member of the committee (and it is rare to appoint a chair who does not sit on committee at that time).

    she did not get the committee she asked for.

    instead, she got chair of housekeeping or cafeteria. no stereotypes here!

    "It is in the shelter of each other that people live." Irish Proverb

    by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:32:22 AM PST

  •  “minority inclusion problem,” quaint ! (3+ / 0-)

    The rule is that only old, stodgy, wealthy, sexually obsessed, xenophobic, racist, projectionist, white men are the "majority" and will remain so in the GOP. No exceptions. The rest of the citizenry will remain the "minority" and we'll throw them a bone (which they'll buy as inclusion - NOT.)

    Guess what! The minority is the majority. They voted that way.

    The GOP of today is clueless, is becoming more clueless, and needs to disappear, and it is.  The real "cliff" is the one where the party membership is slipping over and there's no back-fill. It can't happen soon enough.

    Boehner convinced he needs to "protect all taxpayers." We'll, only the ones making over $1M. No consideration about protecting the economy or the country. What a traitorous dick.

    I think that Republicanism is revealing itself as a personality disorder, not so much an ideology." -- Naomi Klein

    by AllanTBG on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:47:21 AM PST

  •  The GOP will take anyone ... (2+ / 0-)

    as long as they do and believe what they are told.

    If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

    by RUNDOWN on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 10:49:08 AM PST

  •  They have no issues, just the War on Everybody (2+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, ranton
    • the War on Women
    • the War on Workers
    • the War on Immigrants
    • the War on Taxes
    • the War on Communism and Terrorism
    • the War on Drugs
    • the War on Voters
    • the War on Science

    Here is what happens when one of them tries.

    Staffer axed by Republican group over retracted copyright-reform memo

    America—We built that!

    by Mokurai on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:43:18 AM PST

  •  inclusion - heh. They include us (9+ / 0-)

    all the time - to clean their toilets, raise their kids, do their laundry, take their dictation, mow their lawns...

    Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:43:31 AM PST

    •  Till They Automate Those Things Like the Garbage (1+ / 0-)
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      Denise Oliver Velez

      collection.

      Every time I see a robotic arm empty my city-issued trash barrel, I remember the Memphis garbage workers' strike.

      I am a man.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:26:32 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Somehow the GOP are doing better (2+ / 0-)
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    ConfusedSkyes, lzmd

    At (s)electing Latinos and Blacks to Senate and Governorships

    If Immigration and Jobs bills arent NOT done the Dems will be blamed and Blacks and Latinos may change their Dem allegiance

    •  That would only happen (1+ / 0-)
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      if the GOP decided to do something about it...or at least put out feelers.

      First they have to tell the knuckle draggers in their base to shut up.

      Which...they've done that from time to time.

      Then the knuckle draggers have to shut up...no indication on when that will take place

  •  One word, Newt: Bikini's. nt (0+ / 0-)

    Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

    by franklyn on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:04:34 PM PST

  •  Committee chairs doled out by seniority. (0+ / 0-)

    Murkowski is an independent Republican, unless she's changed back - so she couldn't be in leadership.  Collins is in a purple state - she's not going to want to be in any leadership role alongside McConnell or Cornyn either.  Ayotte is from the 2010 class and Fischer is an incoming freshman.  

    So not too much chance for committee chairs or leadership spots.  

    The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:07:48 PM PST

  •  The Once Mighty, Lumbering GOPosaur's Days Are (0+ / 0-)

    numbered, and could be sooner rather than later depending on how deep their little internal power struggles get.

    This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: [http://www.myspace.com/beetwasher]

    by Beetwasher on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:09:16 PM PST

    •  Their days are numbered in more ways than one- (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think the current powers-that-be within the party are going to turn this around, and thus will continue to do more and more poorly in elections, for a while. But I've no doubt that there are many young Republicans who do not share all the misogynist, racist, homophobic views of their elders. If the Republican party does continue to exist, there will be a change in their policies as that younger cohort comes into its own. So Democrats need to "capture" as much as we can of the not-misogynist/racist/homophobic population before there is competition.

      In the meantime, I do enjoy watching them go cluelessly through their existential crisis.

      And I do really, really enjoy all your diaries, Kaili Joy!

  •  They're giving DeMint's seat to a colored fella, (2+ / 0-)
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    chrississippi, a2nite

    so that proves they're all about equality.

  •  This is just priceless: (6+ / 0-)
    Republicans know what they ultimately need: a sustained, extremely well-funded effort to recruit, train and ultimately elect women and minorities to federal office. One option: create an outside group, funded by unlimited contributions, to target this growing problem.
    You certainly won't get women and minorities to federal office by your ideas ... It's much better to recruit and train them.

    Bwahahahaahahahaha! Ha! Oh, Lord these chumps make me laugh ... ;;;wipes tears;;;

  •  You are one of my favorite writers here, (5+ / 0-)

    your sense of humor and turns of phrase are delicious.

    Can we ever have too much of a good thing? --Cervantes

    by thingsthatfall on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:15:47 PM PST

  •  oh holy crap thank you; n (1+ / 0-)
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    se portland
  •  Sing while you save (0+ / 0-)

    Dedicated to Ann Romney

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:17:44 PM PST

  •  The number of Americans who believe (3+ / 0-)
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    se portland, Wendy Slammo, a2nite

    broadcast TV fables about how benevolent they themselves are has dwindled. The GOP has been selling cotton candy and bubble gum to boomers and scared seniors for so long, they forgot how to make real food.

    IMHO its not race or sex as much as it is the number of Americans who will "call the 800 number now" to make the good times come back. Not too many more left, we have all been fucked over. Gotta have a better pitch than "bible values" when the truly evil are the ones at church already, and tax cuts "for prosperity" don't work if you don't have enough (or any) income to get taxed on.

  •  How bout stop being assholes (2+ / 0-)
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    se portland, Mother Mags

    "It strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that a man can always solve his problems" - Kurt Vonnegut

    by jazzence on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:23:53 PM PST

  •  This Diary (5+ / 0-)

    Kaili Joy Gray cracks me up every time I read one of her diaries.  As always, much appreciated and enjoyed.  

  •  And the best part (1+ / 0-)

    is that they don't even have all the straight, white, male, middle-aged, tax-paying voters.  So if they have like 60% of one group that meets five criteria, they don't have much at all, do they?

  •  Even worse they think they have a marketing (3+ / 0-)

    problem when what they really have is an idea problem. There base listens to talk radio that bashes minorities, working woman, and the LGBT community all day. They really aren't concerned with adressing the issues, problems, and concerns of those communities.

    So yes they think having Republican minority or woman politicians helps them and maybe at the margins it does. But when you don't speak to the issues and concerns of whole communities they won't EVER vote for you. Speaking as a black man, if some of the black Republicans spoke like the late Jack Kemp, even if I didn't agree with the majority of his platform I would listen to them. Just putting a black face on Tea Party rhetoric has no appeal with 95% of the black people I know.

    -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

    by dopper0189 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:27:24 PM PST

  •  They just don't get it. (1+ / 0-)

    Why would a young, non-white, non-stright, non-male want to join a club run exclusively for the purpose of enriching and empowering old white men? What are Republicans thinking? That they can flip through some binders and buy some people of their choice?

    “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

    by RJDixon74135 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:30:46 PM PST

  •  They're not just a party of old white men, (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite

    they're the party of hypocrites, too and unless they also change that, they'll continue to drive a wedge between themselves and the general electorate.  They're living in the past.


    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:34:47 PM PST

  •  Old, white, and conservative, yes. Straight, not (2+ / 0-)

    always.  And I would add "perverted."  I didn't see "Perverted" in the choice menu.  Do I get choices, here, by the way?

    Acceleration is a thrill, but velocity gets you there

    by CarolinNJ on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:37:11 PM PST

  •  Who says they are straight? (2+ / 0-)

    Sure, in public maybe.

    Just sayin.

  •  Why, exactly, (0+ / 0-)

    is this our problem?

    Facts matter. Joe Biden

    by kpardue on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:38:54 PM PST

  •  Apartheid tactics can win the day for gop. (0+ / 0-)

    Let's not  be so sure that demographics and the politics of race and gender add up to losing proposition for the gop.  They can still gain and retain power through the use of apartheid tactics--such as voter suppression, gerrymandering, changing how electoral votes are cast and counted in individual states, etc.  

    Remember that minority populations have controlled through legal means and violence much larger majority populations.  Given the current state of the American electorate, the gop will use every means available to them to retain power and it will get much much uglier as the tactics become every more worse.

    •  HUH? -> Apartheid tactics...Really??? (0+ / 0-)

      Mr. Webster, et alia:

      Make no mistake, the Republicans have certainly tricked black Americans into supporting them before, there is no doubt about that.

      It seems that long ago, the "party of rich old white men" was initially formed to OPPOSE SLAVERY, as the Democrats were seen as a PRO SLAVERY party.

      You see what these sneaky bastards did was they acted like slavery was bad and opposed it. By doing so they duped black Americans all across the south into supporting them and even went so far as to allow black Americans to run as Republicans and win elections!!!

      Oh, but that is not the worst of it from these "Apartheid Republican" types. In order to really make sure that this scam was believed in they did a lot of other sneaky things too, here are just a few of those rotten acts they perpetrated against black Americans:

      The attorney that argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of Dred Scott, he was Republican.

      In 1856 the Republican U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) was all but beaten to death on the floor of the US Senate by U.S. Rep. Preston Brooks (D-SC) for daring to speak out against slavery!

      Now, I know, Democrats are still trying to figure out how this Senator banged his face up against the Democrat Rep Brooks fist over and over and made it look like he actually was getting beaten up by the Democrat.

      In 1865 the 13th Amendment (banning slavery) passed the U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, however most Democrats opposed it!

      I'd have to admit, this was a real act of trickery...getting unanimous support of all Republicans in the house to vote for the 13th Amendment...those bastards...you just cannot trust the Republicans one bit!

      DOH! Not again!!!

      Then, to really top this off, look at this sneaky little trick they pulled: The first black Congressman to hold office in the US House of Representatives...was Republican...and for a period of 66 Years, EVERY BLACK CONGRESSMAN in the US Congress was Republican, not a Democrat among them. People today are still trying to figure out how the Republicans manipulated the Democratic senior leadership from even running a single black candidate for the House or Senate during those 66 years!

      But wait, it gets worse...not only that, but the first black Senator to serve in the US Senate, doh....he was Republican too! And as if that is not bad enough, the first black Senator to be elected to a full term in the US Senate, son of a gun, he was Republican also!

      Now, one might think that such trickery and sly moves such as actually supporting the movement of black Americans into high political office was just a passing fad, but, then those tricky bastards went and did it again more recently!!

      You see, it seems that the Republicans must have wanted for black Americans to know that they were going to choose to put them into power absent the nasty requirements of an election...so these sneaky Republicans actually went and started to appoint them to high office.

      The first black secretary state? Doh...he was appointed by a Republican!

      The first black female to be Secretary of State...yes, you guessed it, appointed by a Republican as well.

      The first (and only) black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...crap...he was appointed by a Republican also!

      I know what your thinking...with this kind of a history towards blacks...its is going to be very hard to continue to teach hatred of the Republican Party if people ever read this...perhaps the history should be ignored...yeah, thats the ticket...ignore it...maybe it will just go away...

      Shall we talk about women...?

      Susan B. Anthony's petitioned the Congress to end slavery...DOH...also a Republican and supported by Republicans in the US Senate and US House!

      The first woman elected to the US Congress was also Republican.

      The first woman appointed to the US Supreme Court, yes, appointed by a Republican President.

      The Republicans were the first major party to suggest that women should get the right to vote in the US.

      I know what you are thinking...STOP ALREADY...I am tired of hearing about Republicans tricking black Americans into supporting their party by actually going out and doing things to ACTUALLY HELP THEM!

      Can someone please tell me...what do you suggest be done to stop these SOBs from continuing to promote the integration of black Americans into high
      governmental positions??? Who the hell do these Republicans think they are to treat black Americans this well? We must put an end to such fair and respectful treatment as soon as is practicable! We just cannot let this kind of thing continue.

      You know, these Republicans are appointing blacks to high governmental positions as if there was never a Democratic President around to do it before.

      Why, if this kind of behavior continues, people might actually go and do something terrible, they might actually go and read the history of the Democratic Party and find out how the Democratic nominee Stephen Douglas (whom opposed Lincoln) ran on the idea of reversing the Emancipation Proclamation, and how the Democrats tried to filibuster the 13th Amendment (banning slavery) whilst it was being voted on in the Senate.

      Let me just make my disclaimer, the Democrats have surely done good things for black Americans too - its just -- uh...not too many of them come to mind right now and I uh just do not see anyone conducting a comparative analysis of Democrats to Apartheid.

      I am an independent that votes based on the issues that are important to me, not by party affiliation. I know sometimes it may seem like I support the Republican position - but, that is not the case. I think it seems that this website is here to simply bash Republicans and not to really think about or consider how best to do what is best for America.

      Let me put it this way, if an issue is important to me and the laws of the land are changed to support my position relative to that issue, do you really think I am going to care which party supported making that change??? NO!

      George

      •  New Republicans are Old Dixiecrats ... (0+ / 0-)

        While you're doing your historical research, look at the white Protestant religious fundamentalists purposely working to take over the Republican party after LBJ worked on civil rights legislation in the 1960s.

        I remember watching it happen.

        Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

        by CA wildwoman on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 01:59:17 AM PST

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  •  So far the new strategy is a combination of (0+ / 0-)

    "better" PR and when that doesn't work, attempting to guilt-trip voters for not caring about rich white men's issues.

    I'm amazed by people's courage and kindness in the face of everything and life.

    by LaraJones on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:52:57 PM PST

  •  The solution is simple (0+ / 0-)

    The owners of the Republican Party will simply have to put their money into owning the Democratic Party instead. Smart Republicans will become Democrats.

    Problem solved.

    •  Already happening! (1+ / 0-)
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      atana

      Robber Baron "ReTHUGisms": John D. Rockefeller -"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets"; Jay Gould -"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

      by ranton on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:13:15 PM PST

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  •  BS! The Repubs Are Far From Being Just Old White (0+ / 0-)

    Men; however, it is very much the party of White America.

    In the 2012 Presidential Elections, (R)money won: 62% of White males; 56% of White women; and 51% of Whites 18-29 years old.

    And, no, it was not just in the Confederacy that the majority of Whites voted for (R)money.

    The following are the percentages of the White vote (R)money won in states that Obama won: CA(53%); CO(54%); IL(52%); MD(55%); MI(55%); NJ(56%); NM(56%); NV(56%); OH(57%); PA(57%); and WI(51%).

    That's right, even in Obama's home state of IL the majority of White peeps voted for (R)money. (R)money actually did better with Whites outside of the Confederacy than PaleInsanity did in 2008.

    So you "progressives" can continue to live in denial as to how truly racist your Family&Friends are, but we non-Whites can clearly see just who it is that is keeping America from moving into the 20th 21st century.

    I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party.

    by OnlyWords on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:53:43 PM PST

  •  They might try NOT legislating vaginas, uteri, and (0+ / 0-)

    doctor-patient relationships.  NOT legislating state-mandated trans-vaginal ultrasound rape might also be important.    

    Robber Baron "ReTHUGisms": John D. Rockefeller -"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets"; Jay Gould -"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

    by ranton on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:12:50 PM PST

  •  Helpful Tip for Republicans (0+ / 0-)

    If you want to get the votes of people who aren't old white guys, start by replacing a few of your old white guys in the U.S. Senate.

    And I don't mean by replacing them with middle-aged white guys. Like me.

    Well not exactly like me, since I would never ever vote for one of you lying sack-o-shite scum-suckers ever again. But that's enough advice for now.

    We will never have the elite, smart people on our side. - Rick Santorum

    by easong on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:48:24 PM PST

  •  Minority Inclusion Problem (0+ / 0-)

    I laughed when I saw this.  Ironic in at least half a dozen ways.

  •  Better tell state legislators to put a sock in it (0+ / 0-)

    too, because sometimes they blab that they changed voting laws in order to suppress the vote: http://www.rawstory.com/...

  •  The (0+ / 0-)

    Republican party has no issues any more...every talking point they've ever had, has been repudiated..On no issue do they have the high ground...The party is going to vanish...but the democrat party will split in two, the middle of the road dems,with a bunch of repubs joining them, and the liberals forming a new party...

  •  bring out the binders. eom (0+ / 0-)

    sometimes I spend more time reading the comments than the diaries. no offense to diarists: thanks for the launch pad.

    by dunnjen on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:52:39 AM PST

  •  Oh, they hate Thomas Jefferson now, too (0+ / 0-)

    He's being written out of Texas state-approved text books, among other things. Inconvenient things, like deism and the universal rights of man and strict church-state separation and that sort of thing.

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:11:39 AM PST

  •  I want to see this sign soon: (1+ / 0-)
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    GOP Headquarters

    *********
    *                    G O P
    *               C L O S E D
    *    O U T - O F - B U S I N E S S
    *                                              
    *
    **********

    That's in my letter to Santa, too.

    Meh. GOP.

    Ugh. --UB.

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

    by unclebucky on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:17:09 AM PST

  •  poor Newt...out of ideas eh? (0+ / 0-)

    oh what to do, what to do?

    there's nothing TO be done, until you stop hating women and women's rights, people of races OTHER than white, LGBTs, blah blah blah

    never gonna happen - just pack it up and go home please

    •  Lets make some sense here... (0+ / 1-)
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      Pandora,

      I am certainly not in favor of limiting the rights of women or colored people. We need to make sure they have equal rights. But, equal needs to mean equal, and not unequal such as giving advantages to someone in applying for a job because they are colored vice being non-colored.

      LGBT is an ENTIRELY different issue. These are people that are choosing to act in a different way than is natural and is just plain old disgusting to a lot of people. Moreover, apparently the right to do so is not enough, now they want to force everyone to like it and act like they are no different from the rest of the people that do not do so. They are different, they are unnatural, that is a fact.

      You don't get the right to force everyone to think what you choose to do is as reasonable as not doing so. Disgusting behavior is disgusting behavior, period. The fact that G-D fearing and naturalist type people (even some atheists I know agree that) believe that fagotry and its associative behavior is unnatural and rather disgusting is in my view even more reasonable than thinking its not.

      The next thing you know, people will be accused of being discriminatory because they find people that pick their noses disgusting too.

      George

        •  Intelligent and classy reply! (0+ / 0-)

          Pandora,

          Indeed, may I offer my congratulations on such an articulate, intelligent, and classy reply.

          George

          •  no class needed to reply to that crap (0+ / 0-)
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              Pandoras Box,

              Thank G-D no class was needed, as clearly you are devoid of that. Despite your crude attitude, I shall continue to reciprocate with respectful discourse.

              You know, its interesting. At no such time did I suggest their right to act in a manner consistent with their choices be limited or taken away, my complaint was that they expect everyone to like it and pretend its normal or natural, neither of which are true to any reasonably minded person. You know just as well as anyone else that the entire lot of people that are engaging this immoral behavior are about as normal as a monkey having sex with cat.

              The bottom line is, I would not want to see workplace (or other discrimination) occur against anyone, you know, if they are professional and their private life stays private and is not forced upon the workplace its all fine and I'd be the first person to defend their expectation of such treatment. Granted, I also expect non-queers to be equally as private about their private lifestyle and not force people to be subjected to their choices either. Really no one should be able to tell who does what in their private life from their activities at work, it ought all be private at the workplace where there is no need to advertise such behavior. But, when these people go out of their way to stick it in peoples faces, when they clearly are not normal but act like you better accept them, that's a load of dung my friend.

              George

          •  and I am not Pandora (0+ / 0-)

            I am Pandoras Box

            Pandora is the name of a different user here at DK

            and fuck off

  •  I'm reminded of Assembly of God churches (0+ / 0-)

    changing their names to Harvest Churches to escape the stigma they have developed over many years of pissy intolerance to human beings.

    Before or during the name change process they were actively lying to naive young people about being a church youth group - telling them they were a community youth group & playing down the religion until they got 'friendship' hooks into them.

    I just see the Harvest name as truth in labelling - they actively 'harvest' (ie. feed off of) peoples' souls. They are too saccharine to sustain life on their own.

    Vampires require fresh blood to survive - let's keep tossing out the garlic & mirrors !!

    Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

    by CA wildwoman on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 01:41:44 AM PST

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