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2012-11-12 01:32:48 PM  

FormlessOne: Warms my heart, it does - it's been a while since we've had an Inquisition.


My guess is that the pundits will take the lead and Paul Ryan, legitimately, will go all in.
 
2012-11-12 01:34:57 PM  

CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.


Because in '08 we were coming off 8 years of W and even the most addled of idiots agreed that anyone with the taint of an R after his or her name was electoral toast.

It's 4 years later and we are supposed to have gotten 'all that' out of our system now.
 
2012-11-12 01:39:35 PM  

Endrick: This was unfortunate, but forgivable. This time we voted for a well known enemy of the state with a 4 year record of never doing anything right ever while the economy collapsed upwards, unemployment skyrocketed downward, and the stock market failed by doubling in value.


Well, delete "upwards" , "downwards" and "by doubling in value" and that was Romney's standard stump speech.
 
2012-11-12 01:40:08 PM  

ignatius_crumbcake: Irving Maimway: When are they all Going Galt? I was promised this four years ago and I'm still waiting.

According to Free Republic, they are doing it now. Of course, their understanding of Atlas Shrugged is on par with their understanding of the Bible, so they aren't so much going Galt as they are going Holden Caulfield.


i887.photobucket.com

This +1 was on your Daddy's wrist when he was shot down over Hanoi. He was captured, put in a Vietnamese prison camp. He knew if the gooks ever saw the +1 it'd be confiscated, taken away. The way your Dad looked at it, that +1 was your birthright. He'd be damned if any slopes were gonna put their greasy yella hands on his boy's birthright. So he hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something.

His ass.

Five long years, he wore this +1... up his ass. Then he died of dysentery, he gave me the +1. I hid this uncomfortable hunk of +1 up my ass two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, ignatius_crumbcake, I give the +1 to you.
 
2012-11-12 01:43:11 PM  

Therion: "American culture war has been markedly intensified," diagnosed George Weigel at National Review, "as those who booed God, celebrated an unfettered abortion license, canonized Sandra Fluke, and sacramentalized sodomy at the Democratic National Convention will have been emboldened to advance the cause of lifestyle libertinism through coercive state power"

Sacramentalized sodomy?

Sacramentalized sodomy.

SACRAMENTALIZED SODOMY!


www.rwuo.com
 
2012-11-12 01:43:19 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: deffuse: Therion:

Sacramentalized sodomy?

Sacramentalized sodomy.

SACRAMENTALIZED SODOMY!

The title track of my new album - 'Anal in the Vatican'

Fun fact: back in the late '80s or early '90s I'm too lazy to look it up, a band called Exhorder released an album called Slaughter In the Vatican which featured a song called "Anal Lust".

/it was terrible


Well fark me sideways and call me shirley.
 
2012-11-12 01:44:33 PM  
Hey Republicans!
It's as if America is a diverse land! not just white Christian males anymore, goes against your projected version of what Gods will is doesn't it.

I know, shocking!

farking jackasses.
 
2012-11-12 01:44:47 PM  

Sgt Otter: Rev. Skarekroe: [blogs.villagevoice.com image 400x356]

Nice. Both classy and subtle.

Who the heck is that supposed to be?

Jim Jones, although the way it's drawn, I don't blame you for thinking it was the artist's signature.


It's telling which references these people tend to make when creating their derp.
 
2012-11-12 01:45:16 PM  

markie_farkie: A friend of a friend was a Cabela's north of Dallas over the weekend and, according to the guy at the gun counter, it was Gunday Sunday, and the place had been packed ever since Wednesday.

Apparently people are stocking up on firearms, just so the U.N. can take them away any moment.


*SIGH*


If only they had listened to that skinny gay-sounding guy.... They could have avoided the long lines. That's what I did. It's funny, the stores were brimming with ammo. It's almost as if they knew there was a buck to be made in the coming weeks.

/Bought a crapload of 12ga shells last week
//probably my last chance until about next September
///There's grouse and rabbit that need to get eaten
 
2012-11-12 01:45:35 PM  

GAT_00: It's intriguing. They recognize there is a problem, and then intentionally veer away from any logical solution.


There's a certain number of people in this country who are just beyond all hope of reasoning. If they somehow get it into their brains that pants are to be worn on their head, they will begin to do so, and all attempts to tell them otherwise are met with violent reactions, because one thing in common with these people is that proving them wrong only pisses them off and convinces them that they are more right than they thought they were in the first place. Like one of those Chinese finger-traps; the more you try to pull your finger out, the more force they apply and lock your fingers down even more.

An unfortunate side effect of their madness is that it turns off anyone they know. They scare away the rational people from their party, and even begin to kick some out as well. The Republican party saw a loss of 2% of the US population after the 2010 election, which is actually staggeringly large when you think about it. They went from 29% to 27%, which is roughly a decrease in party size of about 7% in just one year (2010 to 2011).


The party is doomed if they don't reign in the pants-on-head nutters.
 
2012-11-12 01:46:48 PM  

markie_farkie: A friend of a friend was a Cabela's north of Dallas over the weekend and, according to the guy at the gun counter, it was Gunday Sunday, and the place had been packed ever since Wednesday.

Apparently people are stocking up on firearms, just so the U.N. can take them away any moment.


*SIGH*


holy shiat this

if i have to hear my boss prattle on about going to buy a pistol and a bunch of ammo any more...

well it'll be about the bazillionath time since the election

/fully expect him to be threatening the same for the next four years
//he will probably never even buy one, but sure sounds badass
///still not sure what he's so threatened by
 
2012-11-12 01:49:21 PM  

MithrandirBooga: The party is doomed if they don't reign in the pants-on-head nutters.


Shhh. It's a secret.
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-12 01:49:47 PM  

Weaver95: no, the GOP mantra seems to be 'Romney was a good, honorable guy who just got ambushed by that mean old nasty Obama feller'. Limbaugh is just one amongst the chorus but essentially the Republican pundit meme this week is that the libruls are big old meanie heads who slandered poor defenseless Romney. nobody on the right wing side EVER said ANYTHING mean about ANYONE on the LEFT so the Republicans just don't understand where all this librul hate came from....

i'm not making this up. this is what the GOP bloggers and pundits are saying. today is crazy week.


Grover Norquist Says Obama Won By Convincing Voters Romney Was a "Poopy Head." Seriously.
 
2012-11-12 01:51:39 PM  
I don't think even the 55 gallon drum of ass cream would help some of those people.
 
2012-11-12 01:52:18 PM  

theknuckler_33: "That has to change and the message of conservatism needs to permeate Pop Culture and make it a 'cool' thing again to be a conservative.".


Um, 'again?' When was it cool before? I mean, maybe it was a bit more popular during the 80's and 90's, but 'cool?'
 
2012-11-12 01:53:40 PM  

Therion:
Grover Norquist Says Obama Won By Convincing Voters Romney Was a "Poopy Head." Seriously.


So, they're reverting back to baby stages now?.
 
2012-11-12 01:54:07 PM  

CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.


I think that 4 years of listening only to right-wing mouthpieces constantly telling them that the whole nation hates Obama made them believe there was no way he could get reelected. Then that got coupled with the last 18 months of screeching about rampant liberal voter fraud, even though they could never actually point to any evidence. Then this last 6 weeks of screeching about how the polls are all part of the liberal plot to destroy America by helping the liberals steal the election... has left some of them wondering if these people they put so much trust in have been lying to them/using them... while some others still believe it and legitimately think that this whole thing was rampant voter fraud and coverup by every media outlet, polling agency, elections board, etc.
 
2012-11-12 01:54:07 PM  
White Southerners are culturally ready to say NO to BRA

Come on, I know it's hard to work those clasps, but they keep boob perky.
 
2012-11-12 01:58:05 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.

I think that 4 years of listening only to right-wing mouthpieces constantly telling them that the whole nation hates Obama made them believe there was no way he could get reelected. Then that got coupled with the last 18 months of screeching about rampant liberal voter fraud, even though they could never actually point to any evidence. Then this last 6 weeks of screeching about how the polls are all part of the liberal plot to destroy America by helping the liberals steal the election... has left some of them wondering if these people they put so much trust in have been lying to them/using them... while some others still believe it and legitimately think that this whole thing was rampant voter fraud and coverup by every media outlet, polling agency, elections board, etc.


I guess this is part of the reason, but the fact remains that, even in 2008 there was this massive vitriol against Obama; anyone remember the guy with the monkey? And how they only called him Obama Huseen, or B. Hussen Obama instead of Barack Obama? It surprises me that they haven't stormed Fox News and disemboweled Sean Hannitty on live air.
 
2012-11-12 02:00:38 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Handy dandy dog-whistle-to-English dictionary:

"The electorate has changed." = "There sure are a lot of n*ggers running around voting."
"This isn't the country it used to be." = "There sure are a lot of n*ggers."
"generations who attended public school" = "n*ggers"
"We have to change direction." = "More white people need to procreate."
"Take our country back." = "Take our country back from the n*ggers."
"Romney would have one if only X had voted." = "We should take the vote away from everyone but X. Especially n*ggers."
"Americans chose socialism" = "n*ggers like free stuff."


"White men built this country!" (nevermind that, for more than 100 years, white men were the only ones allowed to vote, own land, start businesses, etc.)
 
2012-11-12 02:02:06 PM  

Weaver95: CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.

that's a good question. my guess? the GOP internal polls showed a crushing defeat for Obama. when Obama instead won by a landslide margin, that shook the pillars of heaven, at least for the Republican party. there's a lot you can infer from such a massive defeat for Romney and NONE of it good for the True Believers in the GOP.

or put more simply, the GOP stepped outside the echo chamber for the first time in 4 years and didn't like reality very much.


Thinking of the story of the captive men in the cave... So, who went out?
 
2012-11-12 02:05:47 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: theknuckler_33: "That has to change and the message of conservatism needs to permeate Pop Culture and make it a 'cool' thing again to be a conservative.".

Um, 'again?' When was it cool before? I mean, maybe it was a bit more popular during the 80's and 90's, but 'cool?'


Well, they've got their own Bob Dylan now:

http://victoriajacksonshow.com/5421/our-bob-dylan-james-kole
 
2012-11-12 02:07:06 PM  

Weaver95: 2. there is NOTHING WRONG with the GOP agenda and changing the GOP social policy goals is off the table. in fact, the Republicans should move FURTHER to the right because they need to be more conservative in order to win in 2014.


HELLZ YEAH!
 
2012-11-12 02:08:38 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: theknuckler_33: "That has to change and the message of conservatism needs to permeate Pop Culture and make it a 'cool' thing again to be a conservative.".

Um, 'again?' When was it cool before? I mean, maybe it was a bit more popular during the 80's and 90's, but 'cool?'


You know, like the way things were in West Side Story.
 
2012-11-12 02:25:29 PM  

theknuckler_33: Martian_Astronomer: theknuckler_33: "That has to change and the message of conservatism needs to permeate Pop Culture and make it a 'cool' thing again to be a conservative.".

Um, 'again?' When was it cool before? I mean, maybe it was a bit more popular during the 80's and 90's, but 'cool?'

You know, like the way things were in West Side Story.


right, before the homosexuals ruined everything.
 
2012-11-12 02:30:33 PM  

deffuse: Therion:

Sacramentalized sodomy?

Sacramentalized sodomy.

SACRAMENTALIZED SODOMY!

The title track of my new album - 'Anal in the Vatican'


Wait a minute. Wouldn't the title track of "Anal in the Vatican" be "Anal in the Vatican", by definition?
 
2012-11-12 02:34:17 PM  

Irving Maimway: When are they all Going Galt? I was promised this four years ago and I'm still waiting.


Jump you farkers!!!
 
2012-11-12 02:37:23 PM  

markie_farkie: A friend of a friend was a Cabela's north of Dallas over the weekend and, according to the guy at the gun counter, it was Gunday Sunday, and the place had been packed ever since Wednesday.

Apparently people are stocking up on firearms, just so the U.N. can take them away any moment.


*SIGH*


Yeah, I'm baffled by that. My stepfather, who is an otherwise brilliant guy, accused Obama of "already going after guns again" on Facebook. I asked where this was happening and never received a reply.
 
2012-11-12 02:37:24 PM  

shastacola: Martian_Astronomer: theknuckler_33: "That has to change and the message of conservatism needs to permeate Pop Culture and make it a 'cool' thing again to be a conservative.".

Um, 'again?' When was it cool before? I mean, maybe it was a bit more popular during the 80's and 90's, but 'cool?'

Well, they've got their own Bob Dylan now:

http://victoriajacksonshow.com/5421/our-bob-dylan-james-kole


C'mon, they've had their own Victoria Jackson for years, and look what that got 'em...
 
2012-11-12 02:40:32 PM  
"...the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition." -Melanie Phillips

Throw in a vampire, a heaving bosom, and you've got a romance novel. Talk about overwrought, overwritten, over the top punditry; this writer has real talent. I imagine she is tiresome in person, a tea drinking, ex-pat with a posse of cats named 'Tinkers" and "Cleopatra".
 
2012-11-12 02:40:43 PM  

Weaver95: CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.

that's a good question. my guess? the GOP internal polls showed a crushing defeat for Obama. when Obama instead won by a landslide margin, that shook the pillars of heaven, at least for the Republican party. there's a lot you can infer from such a massive defeat for Romney and NONE of it good for the True Believers in the GOP.

or put more simply, the GOP stepped outside the echo chamber for the first time in 4 years and didn't like reality very much.


They were like kidnap victims blinking in the sunlight, released after years of captivity in someone's basement.
 
2012-11-12 02:43:42 PM  

Delay: abb3w: I suspect Virginia could be swung back red, IF the GOP give up the pants-on-head crazy levels of conservatism; stop trying to push so much to the insane hard right on abortion, but fight hard to preserve the status quo on it a little longer. That might be enough for Ohio and Florida, also. The short-term difficulty with this approach would seem to be that the crazies appear unwilling to back down the slightest from abject ideological purity.

Colorado was the "tipping point" state. This is the problem for the Republicans going forward. Even if Romney had won Virginia AND Ohio AND Florida, given his other victories, he would have lost the election.

The crazies gave the Republicans most of their state victories in 2012. Republicans can't give up on their Christian right stands on pro-choice, civil rights, and other socially conservative policies. The Republicans are not financially conservative. They really, really want tax cuts for the rich, no matter what it does to the deficit. How is that financial conservatism? For better or worse Republicans are the socially conservative party.

Were the Republicans to abandon abject ideological purity, they would lose to the next George Wallace who could again come from the Democratic party. If they abandon tax cuts for the rich, they lose their multinational corporations support. If they abandon invading on Iran, they lose their corporate support.

If I were a Republican, I would point out the only choice is to abandon the Christian right agenda, abandon the neo-con agenda, abandon the trickle-down corporate agenda and return to being the party of financial conservatism. Period.


That socially conservative agenda is appealing to blacks, Latinos, and Asian
 
2012-11-12 02:49:02 PM  

shastacola: "and it appears that change has come from the generations who've attended public schools" As opposed to the last election where the majority of people didn't attend public schools? When was that ?


When school prayer was banned in 1962-63, public schools switched from Good to Evil. Yes, a lot of people really believe this.
 
2012-11-12 02:56:12 PM  

MFAWG: That socially conservative agenda is appealing to blacks, Latinos, and Asian


And ladyparts.

/I want to appeal to ladyparts, damn it
 
2012-11-12 03:06:41 PM  
Reading rightwing bloggers has been giveing me Schadenfreude related "wrathful ejaculations" for a week now.

Should I see a doctor about this?
 
2012-11-12 03:12:28 PM  

ArkPanda: shastacola: "and it appears that change has come from the generations who've attended public schools" As opposed to the last election where the majority of people didn't attend public schools? When was that ?

When school prayer was banned in 1962-63, public schools switched from Good to Evil. Yes, a lot of people really believe this.


Then I'm just going to have to assume that schoolkids praying fervently to their christian God got FDR elected 4 times. Good to know.
 
2012-11-12 03:17:30 PM  
Klavan also wanted conservatives to move big into "the entertainment industry," but not by actually creating art that normal people want to see: "We don't need more conservative artists," he insisted. "We need an infrastructure to support them: more funding, more distribution, sympathetic review venues, grants and awards for arts that speak the truth out loud."

I fully agree with this. I would love to see (and be a part of) more conservative artistic endeavors. Theater, dance, opera, musicals etc are a fantastic mode of expression and it's a fact that there is a real shortage of conservative voices in those art forms. Forms that were created to express ideas and emotions may be just what the right wing need. And if they are willing to explore (as well as fund them) we will all be better for it. 

I am shocked to see this idea floated.
 
2012-11-12 03:26:20 PM  

Weaver95: again, it's still early but...i think the GOP might really do it...they might push further to the right in wake of Obama's landslide victory.


I hope that they do. The Whigs sure do need a dance partner on that singularity dance floor:

i78.photobucket.com

/And I don't mean The Afghan Whigs.
 
2012-11-12 03:34:35 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Reading rightwing bloggers has been giveing me Schadenfreude related "wrathful ejaculations" for a week now.

Should I see a doctor about this?


Only if your erection lasts more than four hours.
 
2012-11-12 03:48:33 PM  
I'm convinced that if the GOP could just have stayed true to their values, and put a fresh face on them by bringing in some pop-culture cred, they'd have won, and won big.

img23.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-12 03:59:51 PM  

Rwa2play: Weaver95: GAT_00: It's intriguing. They recognize there is a problem, and then intentionally veer away from any logical solution.

when you think about it, that's kind of the GOP in microcosm....

Pretty much.

Also: Best. Week. Ever? or

BEST.

WEEK.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVAH~?!


Well, it's great news that Romney will have to fade from the political scene.

Best part.................................................................. ....................forever!
 
2012-11-12 04:15:31 PM  

Weaver95: Rwa2play:
They're getting to the point where most of sane America will just ignore them and leave in the cave or somethin'.

so far i'm seeing/hearing two things from the GOP pundits:

1. they lost because they fought a clean campaign and the Democrats were mean vile sub-humans who fought dirty.


Ahhhh yes, projection. One of their last lines of defense.

2. there is NOTHING WRONG with the GOP agenda and changing the GOP social policy goals is off the table. in fact, the Republicans should move FURTHER to the right because they need to be more conservative in order to win in 2014.

There's the other! Evasion.

Sigh...keep farking that chicken guys! I'm sure you'll get eggs coming out of that hen...someday.
 
2012-11-12 04:24:29 PM  

shastacola: "and it appears that change has come from the generations who've attended public schools" As opposed to the last election where the majority of people didn't attend public schools? When was that ?


Remember when "elitism" was bad?
 
2012-11-12 04:52:03 PM  

ignatius_crumbcake: Irving Maimway: When are they all Going Galt? I was promised this four years ago and I'm still waiting.

According to Free Republic, they are doing it now. Of course, their understanding of Atlas Shrugged is on par with their understanding of the Bible, so they aren't so much going Galt as they are going Holden Caulfield.


I'm so stealing that.
 
2012-11-12 04:53:21 PM  

Delay: abb3w: I suspect Virginia could be swung back red, IF the GOP give up the pants-on-head crazy levels of conservatism; stop trying to push so much to the insane hard right on abortion, but fight hard to preserve the status quo on it a little longer. That might be enough for Ohio and Florida, also. The short-term difficulty with this approach would seem to be that the crazies appear unwilling to back down the slightest from abject ideological purity.

Colorado was the "tipping point" state. This is the problem for the Republicans going forward. Even if Romney had won Virginia AND Ohio AND Florida, given his other victories, he would have lost the election.

The crazies gave the Republicans most of their state victories in 2012. Republicans can't give up on their Christian right stands on pro-choice, civil rights, and other socially conservative policies. The Republicans are not financially conservative. They really, really want tax cuts for the rich, no matter what it does to the deficit. How is that financial conservatism? For better or worse Republicans are the socially conservative party.

Were the Republicans to abandon abject ideological purity, they would lose to the next George Wallace who could again come from the Democratic party. If they abandon tax cuts for the rich, they lose their multinational corporations support. If they abandon invading on Iran, they lose their corporate support.

If I were a Republican, I would point out the only choice is to abandon the Christian right agenda, abandon the neo-con agenda, abandon the trickle-down corporate agenda and return to being the party of financial conservatism. Period.


If you were a Republican and you tried such a course, the crony capitalist money would flood out buying all the ads it took to convince the evangelicals to vote en mass for your teabagger primary opponent. While the primary system is where US democracy fails, I still don't think it fails enough to change without a changed Republican base.
 
2012-11-12 04:54:13 PM  

Weaver95: unexplained bacon: Weaver95: wow. just...wow.

Limbaugh just accused the Democrats of deliberately taking extremist positions JUST to make the GOP look bad. its a conspiracy!

@weaverxp if you want to join the fun.


I don't know how you trudge through all that shiat. you're braver than I.

so they're evolving from it's everyone's fault but ours, to it's everyone's fault and we were tricked.
these guys keep tugging each others bootstraps like this they might just pull 'em off.

you should have heard LImbaugh just a few moments ago - he actually complained that 'the media' was mean to Romney and that everyone on the left should be ashamed of themselves for destroying Romney's good character.

um...remember sandra fluke? 'cause the rest of us do.


I think Newt was meaner to Mitt than Obama was. Did you see that documentary Sheldon Adelson paid for? That's the kind of stuff you say during a divorce.
 
2012-11-12 05:32:52 PM  

GAT_00: It's intriguing. They recognize there is a problem, and then intentionally veer away from any logical solution.


ignatius_crumbcake: Irving Maimway: When are they all Going Galt? I was promised this four years ago and I'm still waiting.

According to Free Republic, they are doing it now. Of course, their understanding of Atlas Shrugged is on par with their understanding of the Bible, so they aren't so much going Galt as they are going Holden Caulfield.


I think they've gone Lennie Small.
 
2012-11-12 05:36:36 PM  

Irving Maimway: Weaver95: unexplained bacon: Weaver95: wow. just...wow.

Limbaugh just accused the Democrats of deliberately taking extremist positions JUST to make the GOP look bad. its a conspiracy!

@weaverxp if you want to join the fun.


I don't know how you trudge through all that shiat. you're braver than I.

so they're evolving from it's everyone's fault but ours, to it's everyone's fault and we were tricked.
these guys keep tugging each others bootstraps like this they might just pull 'em off.

you should have heard LImbaugh just a few moments ago - he actually complained that 'the media' was mean to Romney and that everyone on the left should be ashamed of themselves for destroying Romney's good character.

um...remember sandra fluke? 'cause the rest of us do.

I think Newt was meaner to Mitt than Obama was. Did you see that documentary Sheldon Adelson paid for? That's the kind of stuff you say during a divorce.


I think the election was over when, despite being the inevitable nominee, Romney had been denounced as a "vulture capitalist" by his opponents in the GOP primary. It wasn't the liberal media that brought him down, it was ads from his fellow Republicans, the ones who, despite not having a shot to win, did their best to destroy Romney.

/Of course, Romney did a lot to destroy himself...
 
2012-11-12 06:20:02 PM  
I get to recycle this from a thread in January.

But I be done seen about everything,
When I see an Elephant cry.
 
2012-11-12 07:30:32 PM  

nekom: Delay: On the other hand, New Hampshire, Nevada and Colorado are harbingers of times to come. Nevada and Colorado have rapidly increasing Latino populations. Colorado's Latino population has grown 42 percent in 12 years, helping to transform once-reliable Republican areas into swing counties now leaning toward Democrats. Add Florida's 29 electoral votes due to a lot of extremely angry Black and Latino voters who understand their voting rights were being screwed over by Republicans in 2012 and you don't see much hope for a party whose one consistent message has been "more money for the rich."

Those changing demographics are going to force BOTH parties to change. The problem is, the Democrats seem far more open to change, as noted with Obama becoming the first sitting President to state that homosexuals ought to be allowed to marry, and subsequently the first President elected after making such a statement. He himself stated that his position had 'evolved'. Now maybe he did some sincere soul searching, or maybe his pollsters think that was to his political advantage to say, either way the end result is the same. To be fair, the GOP bandwagon APPEARS to be reconsidering their stance on immigration and other issues that effect Latino voters, only time will tell if they follow through with that, or even if they do if they will win back anyone.


You forgot to note the most important evidence of Democratic "openness" -- that fact that the Democrats nominated Obama in the first place. And the best evidence of "changing demographics" is that he won. Twice.
 
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