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2012-11-06 05:17:18 PM  
Lovely article. I wish we didn't have an extremist right wing running amok in the GOP.

/I really like talking with respectful adults and kids.
//Spoiled whinny brats, not so much.
 
2012-11-06 05:22:07 PM  
I don't know about that. I remember all the talk in December 04 of the Democrats being in danger of becoming a rump party after losing hard in 3 straight elections, and then...2006 happened, and then 2008, and it all went away.

Same thing here. The GOP could choke a big one and implode, or they coulddig deep and rebuild and come back better than ever.

Personally, I think the second is more likely to happen. 150 years of tradition dies hard, even in the face of today's prolonged stupidity.
 
2012-11-06 05:28:13 PM  
You know, if they rape enough women and home-school the rape-babbys, this could come true.
 
2012-11-06 06:01:28 PM  
The demographics of the Republican party get worse each year. I expect the only way the GOP can add younger voters from now on is to attract previously marginalized paramilitary brown shirt folks. Republicans will have all kinds of new Theocracy/Military names for their young GOP hierarchy. Pretty much like a multiplayer computer game, but with live ammunition and actual rapes.

Give the GOP a year, Tea Party folks like Michele Bachmann will look charming and civilized.
 
2012-11-06 06:09:30 PM  
The platform Eisenhower ran on in the fifties is to the left of today's Democrats in many ways
 
2012-11-06 06:10:55 PM  
The GOP is going to swing hard right if Romney loses.
 
2012-11-06 06:14:50 PM  
The modern Republican Party is a cabal looking to subvert us all for the service of a handful of rich people and white ultra-Christian men. If they go the way of Whigs and the Federalist, that'd be great for America.
 
2012-11-06 07:03:35 PM  
We hear this sh*t all the time.

No, Republicans aren't going to learn.
 
2012-11-06 07:40:39 PM  
I don't want mainstream republicans to come back. I want an actual liberal party to come back so that the democrats can take their rightful place at the conservative end of the spectrum.
 
2012-11-06 07:40:53 PM  
Until they stop thinking in terms of market-share and start thinking in terms of raising our quality of life, no, it won't happen.
 
2012-11-06 07:43:18 PM  

AirForceVet: //Spoiled whinny brats, not so much.


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It's spelled whiny.
 
2012-11-06 07:47:59 PM  

Quasar: The GOP is going to swing hard right if Romney loses.


Harder right. And yes, they will do that in the only way possible - by becoming an explicitly theocratic fascist party. At which point the GOP will still attract 40+ of the vote in every election.
 
2012-11-06 07:50:04 PM  
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2012-11-06 07:53:13 PM  
The GOP is full of people who 'believe'. They don't have ideas, or concepts, or possibilities in mind. They are believers.

Believers don't reflect upon what they've done, reconsider what course they've chosen has done, how to better rectify what might have gone awry.

They double down, they expel those who might've caused them to go 'off-course'.

Fark the Teabagger/GOP as it stands now.
 
2012-11-06 07:59:54 PM  
Republicans in 2016: Hey guys! Vote for us because we're saner than the tea party. Aren't you glad to have a conservative non-crazy choice?
 
2012-11-06 08:11:30 PM  

Quasar: The GOP is going to swing hard right if Romney loses.


Or they could come to their senses and ... Aw, who the hell am I trying to fool. It will be a blood bath in either scenario.
 
2012-11-06 08:13:57 PM  
It's way too close for them to change their ways. They would have to be blown out of the water and publicly shamed for their extreme positions for the Republican leaders to stop catering to the righty loons.

More importantly, it doesn't really even qualify as catering anymore. Many of the loons are in control, and they make up a large portion of the party.

I just wish they weren't so ignorant and illogical.

/and, to be clear, I am only talking about the loons (tea party and/or legislative religious fundamentalists). Economically, I'm centrist leaning conservative. I hope that I can vote for a Republican in my lifetime.
 
2012-11-06 08:17:11 PM  

Cinaed: The GOP is full of people who 'believe'. They don't have ideas, or concepts, or possibilities in mind. They are believers.

Believers don't reflect upon what they've done, reconsider what course they've chosen has done, how to better rectify what might have gone awry.

They double down, they expel those who might've caused them to go 'off-course'.

Fark the Teabagger/GOP as it stands now.


Republican boosterism is very similar to College Football boosterism. Even if you have the crapiest team you stand behind them come hell or high water. Then after a loosing season, out come the long knives.
 
2012-11-06 09:01:05 PM  
FTA: So why did he support Eisenhower, a Republican? His answer was short and simple: "Because he beat the Nazis."

Pfffft. Whatever. Everyone knows the magic of the free market defeated the Nazis.

Well, that and tens of millions of heavily armed Communists.
 
2012-11-06 09:26:02 PM  
Well, eventually they'll run out of angry old white guys, right?
 
2012-11-06 09:45:05 PM  

Aarontology: The platform Eisenhower ran on in the fifties is to the left of today's Democrats in many ways


This meme is stupid and needs to stop
 
2012-11-06 10:17:29 PM  
I thought the Tea Party was the mainstream rebuplicans, taking their party back?
 
2012-11-07 02:55:44 AM  

whistleridge: The GOP could choke a big one and implode, or they coulddig deep and rebuild and come back better than ever.


So long as they are dependent on the votes of straight white Christian men, and women who do as their husbands tell them, then they can only be effective in some regions. Not nationally. To make a comeback, they are going to have to become something completely unrelated to what they are now.
 
2012-11-07 03:43:33 AM  
It's really all Reagan's fault.

Up until then, both parties saw government as a useful institution dedicated to the health and well being of the citizenry. And then Reagan came along and with pithy statements like "government isn't the solution to our problems, government is the problem" and "the nine scariest words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help", he convinced the GOP that not only was government a useless bureaucracy that got in the way of American prosperity and happiness, but it was actively evil and deserved to be marginalized and shrunk down to a size so small they could drown it in a bathtub. And then they got elected into power and deliberately ran things incompetently and inefficiently to complete the self-fulfilling narrative that government can't do anything right.

Today's GOP pretty much lives perpetually in the shadow of Reagan, trying to duplicate his crushing electoral success in 84, appealing to the values-centric evangelical basis, and consistently thumping the drum that government is no good and deserves to be eliminated. And they actually get into power on this platform (imagine an employer hiring somebody who hates the company and admits during the interview that he wants to destroy it. That's what voting for the Republicans is like).

If the GOP wishes to move forward, it needs to stop hero worshipping Reagan and actually come up with some pro-government ideas for once.
 
2012-11-07 10:19:10 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Quasar: The GOP is going to swing hard right if Romney loses.

Harder right. And yes, they will do that in the only way possible - by becoming an explicitly theocratic fascist party. At which point the GOP will still attract 40+ of the vote in every election.


Make that 99%:

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