Rindred: They've already done this.
Weaver95: so basically the GOP has learned nothing from the last election losses....
Bontesla: Rindred: They've already done this.Much like everything else in GOP land - their historical understanding is horribly wrong.
FlashHarry: are there any smart republicans left? seriously.
hubiestubert: When you lose, you need to double down?
Weaver95: hubiestubert: When you lose, you need to double down?I was hoping the GOP would have taken the time to stop and review what worked for 'em and what didn't. then they could confront some uncomfortable truths, fix what needs fixing and maybe actually become a viable party once again. instead, it looks like the GOP needs to lose MORE ground and get kicked in the 'nads a few more times before they finally start to realize that maybe the problem isn't 'lazy voters looking for a santa clause handout' and is something within the GOP ideology.
At this point, the policy and the hype are deeply intertwined though, but the hype has to defend often the indefensible, but somehow, it gets spun so that even the most basic assaults on our privacy and freedoms is patriotic, and efforts to deliver equality and guarantees on our rights is Un-American--because those things are inconvenient.
thomps: If we created American government today, we would not dream of taking money out of people's pockets, sending it all the way to Washington, handing it over to politicians and bureaucrats to staple thousands of pages of artificial and political instructions to it, then wear that money out by grinding it through the engine of bureaucratic friction...and then sending what's left of it back to the states, where it all started, in order to grow the American economy.is it possible to conceive of a modern government that doesn't include some function of collecting and redistributing resources? isn't this basically calling for an abolition of the federal government?
Bleck: Fark people keep saying how the republicans are doooomed (read like Zim). They will be around for quite some time no matter what strategy they take.
Citrate1007: Wasn't he saying just last week that the GOP needs to drop the derp...........epic fail.
DamnYankees: But don't be the stupid party!
Therion: DamnYankees: But don't be the stupid party!Don't be stupid, be a smarty -Come and join the Republican Party!
meat0918: I love the Mother Jones url "bobby-jindal-running-president-he-might-win".He might be Republican, but seriously Jindal has no hope of winning.The man performed exorcisms, and botched Louisiana's response to the oil spill.He has less chance than Charlie Crist does of winning the nom.Besides if the pattern holds, Santorum will be the nominee, which is more frightening, honestly.
xria: That wasn't going to happen when Romney won the nomination. I think it will take a "star" Tea Party candidate losing the presidency to finally trigger a potential meltdown. All the time a "moderate" (for the GOP anyway) ends up as the candidate they will keep thinking further right is the solution to political success.
meat0918: Besides if the pattern holds, Santorum will be the nominee, which is more frightening, honestly.
His Sonshine: I can tell all of you liberals that my self and my friends that are all Republican are going to vote for Bobby Jindal in in 2016. And do you want to know the reason why? Because he's the only candidate that has put Christ first and foremost in his life. He also understands how energy works. Here in Florida there's a liberal named Jeb Bush that banned offshore drilling in Florida, Jindal didn't do that in Louisiana."I began reading the Bible to disprove the Christian faith I was learning both to admire and despise. I cannot begin to describe my feelings when I first read the New Testament texts. I saw myself in many of the parables and felt as if the Bible had been written especially for me. After reading every book I could find on the historical accuracy of the Bible and Christianity, I was convinced that the Bible had remained unaltered throughout the centuries and that circumstances surrounding Christ's death led to the conversions of thousands." _Bobby Jindal
Citrate1007: Bleck: Fark people keep saying how the republicans are doooomed (read like Zim). They will be around for quite some time no matter what strategy they take.Racism/Bigotry is still alive and well in the south.
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