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Real reporting is hard to come by. Most featured personalities at different networks tend to be timid in their analysis of those that are perceived to be aligned with the ideology of the particular network.

Inasmuch as Rachel Maddow is a staunch Liberal, she does not cower when Liberals, including the President, are failing at the job or being less than straight with American citizens. She showed herself an equal opportunity offender a few weeks ago with her exposé on President Obama’s indiscriminate use of drones.

Last night her new exposé was on the unraveling of the Republican Party. What made it telling was the manner in which she built the case with widely available public data and chronologically stitched together. This all makes Charles Krauthammer’s statement that the President is attempting to destroy the Republican Party, moot as the different factions within the Republican Party are doing a good job at it.

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Rachel’s dissection of the events was masterful. She starts with the Tea Party Freedom Works group promotional video using a sex act to denounce Progressives as panderers. She then described Dick Armey’s fractious departure from the group. She then goes into the Koch brothers not having their twice yearly money grab from the rich to purchase elections and the elected. She showed how Newt Gingrich is using the GOP civil war for personal financial gain. She details the fight between the Karl Rove wing of the GOP with the Tea Party wing (Karl Rove Photoshopped as Hitler in one of their mailings). The video segment is telling.

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To many, watching the Republicans tear themselves apart is entertaining. After-all there unholy alliance of factions that should not naturally be allied was used to dismantled the middle class over the last thirty years.

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Why are evangelicals, the folks that that believe all that the real ‘socialist’ Jesus represented of being one’s brother’s keeper, of being the ones that take care of the poor; why are they aligning with those that believe in laissez faire capitalism that puts capital over morals and humanity. Why would those in the Tea Party with a Libertarian slant align themselves with crony & welfare capitalism, privatized profits and socialized losses. It is amazing that this civil war took as long as it did to occur. Not really. The citizenry are the misled purists.  The leaders just see the money.

It is in America’s best interest that this civil war is resolved sooner than later. The country’s agenda is currently partially paralyzed by a rudderless opposition party.



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  •  I don't see things getting better as long as there (11+ / 0-)

    is a Republican party

    The country’s agenda is currently partially paralyzed by a rudderless opposition party.
    They're not rudderless, they've decided to steer as hard to the right as possible. Crashing into the shore, driving over the cliff, whatever. They don't care. What functional party would emerge from the ashes if the Republican party destroyed itself? One controlled by religious concerns? Wait, we've already got that. One controlled by discredited Ayn Rand capitalism? Wait, we've got that too. How about one opposing any and all social changes for the last 150 years? Damn! They've got that covered. There is NOTHING the Republican have to offer this country. Not one single thing. Best they collapse, implode, vanish like a fart in the wind. Then maybe the Democrats can become two parties. A center left and a progressive party and we can get around to moving this country into the 21st century with debates on the best way to do it.

    What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:41:53 AM PST

    •  You won't get an argument from me on that (3+ / 0-)
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      bur I think there infighting means we stay & watch and as long as they own the house it is paralysis. Thx

    •  Pretty much like the Federalists, the original (2+ / 0-)
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      Party of No that rammed through the unconstitutional Alien and Sedition Acts under Adams, then accused Jefferson of wanting to burn down all the churches and much worse, and opposed everything he did or proposed for eight years. At this point they were not quite irrelevant as a national party. They then got on the wrong side of the War of 1812, and won their very last election in 1815.

      The US then entered the Era of Good Feeling under Monroe, until the Democratic-Republicans fractured four ways, with the Democrats and the Whigs the two that remained standing until the Whigs imploded over the Fugitive Slave Act under Millard Fillmore.

      I mostly agree, except that I expect to see a Progressive party and a center-right corporatist party. Nevertheless, the Overton window will shift far leftwards from its current location, in which overt racism, bigotry, misogyny, and Mammonism are considered Very Serious mainstream ideas.

      Either way, it should be good times for popcorn growers in Nebraska. Anybody remember Pony Pony Huckabuck? And the cows freezing to death from the fire? Wait, are the cows in Nebraska Republicans?

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 01:20:03 PM PST

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  •  Video (5+ / 0-)

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    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
    --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

    by leftist vegetarian patriot on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:43:54 AM PST

  •  am not sure about the last line... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...but this is a good diary otherwise.

    Am not sure that your assessment that "It is in America’s best interest that this civil war is resolved sooner than later. The country’s agenda is currently partially paralyzed by a rudderless opposition party," is accurate.

    To my way of thinking the more divided the Republican Party the better and should the Republican Party implode altogether...the country would be much better off.

    •  I, too, would like to see republicans implode, (2+ / 0-)
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      or, as I've put it here before, go to hell, personally.  But where do all those hate mongers go?  I don't want them.

      "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

      by AnnieR on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:21:49 AM PST

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      •  They are dying off at a substantial rate (1+ / 0-)
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        in the normal way, at several million a year, and not being replaced by young haters in anything like the same numbers.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 01:22:28 PM PST

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        •  Hope you're right. (0+ / 0-)

          Here in GA I've watched these folks spoon feed the hate to the next generations with flair.

          "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

          by AnnieR on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:35:46 PM PST

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  •  MOOT (0+ / 0-)

    Not "mute."  A point that doesn't get made might be mute, but an irrelevant point is moot.  Sheesh.

  •  "Will Obama bring drones out of the dark," (0+ / 0-)

    was the title of the Maddow piece, not "President Obama’s indiscriminate use of drones," as you seem to imply. I guess it's a "mute" point since that's whats happening. However, you are making an implied assumption that is not true, or at least not known. The fact that Maddow's piece was actually called "Will Obama bring drones out of the dark," at a minimum, proves the latter.  

    I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

    by Tortmaster on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:31:02 AM PST

    •  I understand your point. The indiscriminate (2+ / 0-)
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      use were my words describing what I think many of us believe. I am originally from a country where indiscriminate force called collateral damage (I think by Powell) was used. Many do not call it so if that collateral damage are not American souls.

      •  I'm sorry to hear about your past and ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... the collateral damage. On the other hand, Rachel Maddow's words and the President's actions deserve respect. Moreover, you believe that Rachel Maddow is brave, and I believe that she is brave, so why doesn't she come forward with any evidence of "indiscriminate" use of drones, as you put it? Thanks for responding.  

        I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

        by Tortmaster on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:08:49 AM PST

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  •  Good post (1+ / 0-)
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    I kept dozing off watching RMS last night.  Now I can watch the entire segment!  [I'm old.  I admit it.]

    "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

    by NancyWH on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 12:12:43 PM PST

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