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(Daily Kos)   Daily Kos contributor Armando invokes the Dennis Green argument for the current Republican Party   (dailykos.com) divider line 95
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2012-04-08 02:34:43 PM  
Well-done with the headline...

"...and we let them off the hook!"
 
2012-04-08 04:05:25 PM  
Last week, E.J. Dionne wrote, "Right before our eyes, American conservatism is becoming something very different from what it once was. Yet this transformation is happening by stealth because moderates are too afraid to acknowledge what all their senses tell them."

I don't think there ARE any moderates left in the Republican party. After Obama got elected, any remaining moderates got the blame for McCain not getting elected, and the religious right purged moderates from the GOP with ruthless abandon. Moderation and compromise are seen as weaknesses, and today's GOP hates weakness.

So there really hasn't been any sort of surprise from 'the moderates' about what the GOP has become. At worst, any remaining moderates suffer from something similar to battered wife syndrome - they assume the GOP is beating them because it still loves them, and that if they just hang on for a little while longer, then the GOP will go back to being a kind, loving organizaiton like they once were.
 
2012-04-08 04:12:16 PM  

Weaver95: I don't think there ARE any moderates left in the Republican party.


Depends what you mean by moderate; Huntsman's about Reagan-grade.
 
2012-04-08 04:36:01 PM  

abb3w: Weaver95: I don't think there ARE any moderates left in the Republican party.

Depends what you mean by moderate; Huntsman's about Reagan-grade.


And for every Huntsman, there are 4 or 5 Walshes. The crazies in the GOP have apparently been EATING the moderates.
 
2012-04-08 04:41:46 PM  
The solution is tax cuts for the wealthy.
 
2012-04-08 04:43:20 PM  
Must be a really slow Sunday for crap like this to get greened.
 
2012-04-08 04:45:11 PM  
 
2012-04-08 04:47:00 PM  

Via Infinito: abb3w: Weaver95: I don't think there ARE any moderates left in the Republican party.

Depends what you mean by moderate; Huntsman's about Reagan-grade.

And for every Huntsman, there are 4 or 5 Walshes. The crazies in the GOP have apparently been EATING the moderates.


or paralyzing them and using them as hosts for their young.
 
2012-04-08 04:48:35 PM  

Weaver95: I don't think there ARE any moderates left in the Republican party.


Maybe not in the ranks of the elected, but there are still plenty of moderate republican VOTERS, and they are unfortunately getting shouted down by the crazies. It's easy to think they don't exist, but they do.
 
2012-04-08 04:49:26 PM  

Weaver95: Via Infinito: abb3w: Weaver95: I don't think there ARE any moderates left in the Republican party.

Depends what you mean by moderate; Huntsman's about Reagan-grade.

And for every Huntsman, there are 4 or 5 Walshes. The crazies in the GOP have apparently been EATING the moderates.

or paralyzing them and using them as hosts for their young.


Oooh, yeah. Like a freaking tarantula hawk.
That definitely seems more their style.
 
2012-04-08 05:08:02 PM  

Cataholic: Must be a really slow Sunday for crap like this to get greened.


I know. It's as if today is some sort of holiday or something.
 
2012-04-08 05:09:18 PM  
Extreme and radical?

Yes, they are the Poochie of American politics.
 
2012-04-08 05:10:44 PM  
... invokes the Dennis Green argument for the current Republican Party

The G.O.P. sucks because of terrible clock management?
 
2012-04-08 05:14:22 PM  
Oh, so "santorum" has something to do with crowning asses?
 
2012-04-08 05:26:58 PM  

" (Then Senator Obama said) In order to beat them (Republicans), it is necessary for Democrats to get some backbone, give as good as they get, brook no compromise, drive out Democrats who are interested in "appeasing" the right wing, and enforce a more clearly progressive agenda. "


If Obama had only stuck to this belief once he was elected President. I could never understand why he did things like bend over backwards for Olympia Snowe's Republican vote when she really couldn't care less, Who cares if you pass a Bi-Partisan bill with just one Republican vote (Snowe)? He compromised too much with the Republicans.

 
2012-04-08 05:37:48 PM  
The Scorpion and the Frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"

Replies the scorpion: "It's my nature."
 
2012-04-08 05:38:42 PM  
This just in, extreme left wing radical website panders to extreme left wing radicals by proclaiming that the opposition are the 'radicals'.

Sort of reminds me of the Tea Party, who want the government to stay out of our lives and to reduce waste... But they're a bunch of crazy radicals while the OWS starts riots and destroys things, but they're not being radicals at all.
 
2012-04-08 05:40:31 PM  

randomjsa: This just in, extreme left wing radical website panders to extreme left wing radicals by proclaiming that the opposition are the 'radicals'.

Sort of reminds me of the Tea Party, who want the government to stay out of our lives and to reduce waste... But they're a bunch of crazy radicals while the OWS starts riots and destroys things, but they're not being radicals at all.


actually, the cops showed up and started the riots at the OWS protests. But you knew that already...
 
2012-04-08 05:43:28 PM  

James F. Campbell: The Scorpion and the Frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"

Replies the scorpion: "It's my nature."


see the dem-o-rat nature... at the Kos kids no less

i135.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-08 05:47:11 PM  

winterwhile: see the dem-o-rat nature... at the Kos kids no less

[i135.photobucket.com image 640x365]


What do you have that as your desktop wallpaper? The left isn't allowed to have it's irrational angry members?

Seriously, if that is ALL you have...
 
2012-04-08 05:48:51 PM  

Ambivalence: Seriously, if that is ALL you have...


Oh, no, he has plenty more where that came from.
 
2012-04-08 05:49:39 PM  

Via Infinito: The crazies in the GOP have apparently been EATING the moderates.


Well, that explains Chris Christie.
 
2012-04-08 05:51:06 PM  

Weaver95: At worst, any remaining moderates suffer from something similar to battered wife syndrome - they assume the GOP is beating them because it still loves them


I think it is more "at least they are not democrats" syndrome.
They have bought in to the "big government democrats" vs "Small government republican" lie to the point that they will focus on the cases where Democrats are pushing for larger government role and those cases where the GOP is pushing for less government to justify that position.
All they while, they will ignore when the opposite happens.

I think it is called confirmation bias, and it (along with some cognative dissonance) is possibly the only thing keeping the GOP alive.
 
2012-04-08 05:51:57 PM  

Ambivalence: winterwhile: see the dem-o-rat nature... at the Kos kids no less

[i135.photobucket.com image 640x365]

What do you have that as your desktop wallpaper? The left isn't allowed to have it's irrational angry members?

Seriously, if that is ALL you have...


this is the real KOS

i135.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-08 05:53:04 PM  
then there is the liberal wine, about pay for my free drugs

from the 1%er's no less

i135.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-08 05:54:50 PM  
Dusk-You-n-Me: This isn't conservatism; it's a going-out-of-business sale for the baby-boom generation. (new window)

An excellent, if terrifying read. Thank you.
 
2012-04-08 05:55:12 PM  

foo monkey: The solution is tax cuts for the wealthy.


Look, we know that's how the GOP is helping women pay for their own slut pills, but let's stay on topic here.
 
2012-04-08 05:58:30 PM  

Sgt Otter: foo monkey: The solution is tax cuts for the wealthy.

Look, we know that's how the GOP is helping women pay for their own slut pills, but let's stay on topic here.


the solution is jobs, baby jobs

something Dem-o-rats seem unable to provide

no pipeline jobs

no drillin jobs

just more Union jobs at Gov Motors... how is that greeen car sellin?.. oh they shut the plant down?
 
2012-04-08 05:59:36 PM  
Story of merit or worthiness getting greenied....let me check the source of the article. Oh, that's why this went instagreen
 
2012-04-08 06:00:36 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Ambivalence: Seriously, if that is ALL you have...

Oh, no, he has plenty more where that came from.


He's got a million of them.

None of them are in any way correct or good or thoughtful or original and a lot of them are repeats and garbled approximations of what he thought he heard the milfy blonde on FOX tell him once but, in all honesty, you really can not fault WW for stinting on the derp.

His derpcup overfloweth.
 
2012-04-08 06:00:46 PM  

cman: Story without merit or worthiness getting greenied....let me check the source of the article. Oh, that's why this went instagreen


FTFM
 
2012-04-08 06:01:35 PM  

winterwhile: the solution is jobs, baby jobs


now if you'd kindly remind the GOP to stop shipping US jobs overseas, we'd get people back to work in no time.
 
2012-04-08 06:01:59 PM  

winterwhile: Ambivalence: winterwhile: see the dem-o-rat nature... at the Kos kids no less

[i135.photobucket.com image 640x365]

What do you have that as your desktop wallpaper? The left isn't allowed to have it's irrational angry members?

Seriously, if that is ALL you have...

this is the real KOS

[i135.photobucket.com image 640x334]


Why do you have a drawing of Gilbert Godfried dressed up as Napoleon?

I couldn't have been the only one to think of that when they saw that pic?

You've become a parody winterwhile. Best Part???? Forever....
 
2012-04-08 06:02:49 PM  

cman: Story of merit or worthiness getting greenied....let me check the source of the article. Oh, that's why this went instagreen


Wah wah wah. They also green light Townhall and WND if that suits you better.
 
2012-04-08 06:02:55 PM  
cry Liberals cry

your Obamacare just got flushed

your summer of recovery... well gone

your Hope and Change Obama... has failed at everything

so whats left???? cry Liberals cry

so we can just sing

summer of recovery
summer of recover
summer of recovery

again
summer of recovery
summer of recovery
summer of recovery
 
2012-04-08 06:04:13 PM  
Why Obama not show he born on earth
3.bp.blogspot.com
The liberal mind does not see
this is what is
DKOS says he is from earth!
 
2012-04-08 06:05:48 PM  

winterwhile: cry Liberals cry

your Obamacare just got flushed

your summer of recovery... well gone

your Hope and Change Obama... has failed at everything

so whats left???? cry Liberals cry

so we can just sing

summer of recovery
summer of recover
summer of recovery

again
summer of recovery
summer of recovery
summer of recovery


interesting. I don't think i've ever seen someone suffer a mental breakdown on fark before.

is there some procedure we're supposed to follow? I don't want him hurting himself.
 
2012-04-08 06:07:48 PM  

Weaver95: winterwhile: cry Liberals cry

your Obamacare just got flushed

your summer of recovery... well gone

your Hope and Change Obama... has failed at everything

so whats left???? cry Liberals cry

so we can just sing

summer of recovery
summer of recover
summer of recovery

again
summer of recovery
summer of recovery
summer of recovery

interesting. I don't think i've ever seen someone suffer a mental breakdown on fark before.

is there some procedure we're supposed to follow? I don't want him hurting himself.


Try rebooting him.

That's what we get for running him with Windows.
 
2012-04-08 06:12:31 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Ambivalence: Seriously, if that is ALL you have...

Oh, no, he has plenty more where that came from.


Well I do wish he'd rotate a bit. I've seen him post that screen shot at least 7 times since it happened.
 
2012-04-08 06:13:36 PM  
i.ytimg.com

Obama is the bird using acorns
the tree of liberty
ACORNS ACORNS ACORNS
daily kos is part of MSM
no story on tree
kenya wins
 
2012-04-08 06:21:09 PM  

Mrtraveler01:
Try rebooting him.

That's what we get for running him with Windows.


I'm starting to think winterwhile is seriously ill. like...'close to a mental breakdown' level of ill. his comments are repetitive and have an almost hysterical edge to them. can you imagine someone sitting on a city bus and saying THIS to themselves;

so whats left???? cry Liberals cry

so we can just sing

summer of recovery
summer of recover
summer of recovery

again
summer of recovery
summer of recovery
summer of recovery


that'd be an immediate call to the loony bin for an emergency pick up.
 
2012-04-08 06:38:14 PM  

Via Infinito: And for every Huntsman, there are 4 or 5 Walshes.


I agree, the few "moderates" appear badly outnumbered by the crazies. Giving one example merely suffices as existence disproof that there aren't any "moderates".
 
2012-04-08 06:43:44 PM  
Samelessly stolen from a main page thread last week:

i124.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-08 06:44:31 PM  

abb3w: Via Infinito: And for every Huntsman, there are 4 or 5 Walshes.

I agree, the few "moderates" appear badly outnumbered by the crazies. Giving one example merely suffices as existence disproof that there aren't any "moderates".


yea... its crazy... plain crazy

to want the Gov to ballance its budget

just crazy

never going to happen under Obama
 
2012-04-08 06:47:40 PM  

winterwhile: cry Liberals cry

your Obamacare just got flushed

your summer of recovery... well gone

your Hope and Change Obama... has failed at everything

so whats left???? cry Liberals cry

so we can just sing

summer of recovery
summer of recover
summer of recovery

again
summer of recovery
summer of recovery
summer of recovery


DAMMIT! He's skipping, somebody thump him near the tone arm!
 
2012-04-08 07:06:31 PM  

Weaver95: interesting. I don't think i've ever seen someone suffer a mental breakdown on fark before.


*cough* Jeff *cough*
 
2012-04-08 07:17:25 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Samelessly stolen from a main page thread last week:

[i124.photobucket.com image 640x353]


And they're all right-wing or "libertarian." How coincidental. Almost as if intelligence and liberalism are correlated. (new window)
 
2012-04-08 07:31:51 PM  
Daily KOS concern troll is concerned.
 
2012-04-08 07:44:34 PM  

Cataholic: Must be a really slow Sunday for crap like this to get greened.


Mrtraveler01: Try rebooting him.


Last time I did that I lost a perfectly good boot.
 
2012-04-08 08:41:04 PM  

Ambivalence: Weaver95: I don't think there ARE any moderates left in the Republican party.

Maybe not in the ranks of the elected, but there are still plenty of moderate republican VOTERS, and they are unfortunately getting shouted down by the crazies. It's easy to think they don't exist, but they do.


But until they stop automatically voting for Republicans, and start voting for someone whose values sit closer to their own, even if they have a "D" by their name, the radicalization of the Republican party will only continue and get worse.
 
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