qorkfiend: If the GOP doesn't moderate their stance on immigration by 2020 their dwindling share of the popular vote will be the least of their worries. The possibility of places like Texas or Arizona being anything less than a solid red state in the next ten years should scare them shiatless.
snowshovel: "Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's name came up repeatedly."Yes, you know what would work better when we talk about policies that hurt or have an impression of slighting Latinos...let's have a Latino guy talk about policies that hurt or have an impression of slighting Latinos. Because, let's face it, there's no way that those issues themselves are the problem.
BKITU: qorkfiend: If the GOP doesn't moderate their stance on immigration by 2020 their dwindling share of the popular vote will be the least of their worries. The possibility of places like Texas or Arizona being anything less than a solid red state in the next ten years should scare them shiatless.Texas especially. That's a mountain of EVs.
qorkfiend: If the GOP doesn't moderate their stance on immigration by 2020
Muta: qorkfiend: If the GOP doesn't moderate their stance on immigration by 2020They've already scewed the pooch on immigration. Obam *is* going to push immigratin reform this term. The GOP has two choices. The Reps will either be productive partners with the dems and the president and pass a ballanced bill or they'll oppose it. If the bill passes it will be a victory for Obama which should help the dems in 2016. If the GOP opposes the bill, the hispanic population (which is bound to be larger the way Mexicans make babies) will be even more pro Dem and anti-GOP.The Reps also have the problem of keeping their bigoted Teabaggers quiet during the discussions. One thing we learned about Teabaggers from the rape discussions was they really don't know when to STFU.
xanadian: The funny thing about economic policy is there's no real way of knowing it will work until you implement it. Keynsian economics have worked so far, but is there a point where it doesn't work as well as it once did?
xanadian: Kind of like how the laws of physics morph a bit between the macroscopic world and the quantum world. But in economics, these "laws" are considerably more vague and nebulous. So, you have to keep re-evaluating your positions.
DeltaPunch: Bermuda59: Just to lighten your day, here's a complete list of all PinkyismsLinkIs that even legal, posting something so awesome in the politics tab?
Guntram Shatterhand: Here's the Republican Problem in a nutshell: over the course of thirty years, they have stopped giving a fark about everybody, including their base of poor and afraid white people. They have crafted their message so keenly that they have dumped everything else that can appeal outside of this group. They've even handed over fiscal conservative thought back in 1993 to the Democrats, assured that any change would take over so slowly that they could see and negate it. If they even thought about it. And with the Dubya Administration, they were satisfied that they could fool their way into power time and again, allowing them to grow lazy.And here is where they implode: they wildly overestimated their own skills, and wildly underestimated the effects of their nonsense on the voting public. The game is up for the Republicans because not only do they not have the ability to really pull away from their politics, their base will not let them. And this is ignoring the YEARS of misinformation that has been stored and dissected and mocked on the web. The Republican game is very well known and studied at this point. They really can't back out of the mess they created. Nor should they: they have proven that they are above nothing to attempt to grab power, not even rape.The Republican soul searching comes too late. Not only did they try to pull the wool over everybody's eyes with their baffling and psychotic attacks on polling that was proven to be nothing but fantasy, they have lost all credibility. Mitch McConnell shows that the Republicans are not serious about changing. They just don't know how to deal with the loss. And right now, the only place for the Republican Party is on the scrap heap. They will not change, and there's no reason why anybody should go out of their way to save a political party that no longer has a real purpose.
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