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(Politicus USA)   Bob Costas calls for Conservatives to oust the MAGA fringe and be strong and sane again   (politicususa.com) divider line
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2021-06-04 8:46:13 AM  
"again"?
 
2021-06-04 9:08:30 AM  
No, come back to reality first.
 
2021-06-04 9:09:25 AM  
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2021-06-04 9:09:26 AM  
Maybe when they start puttingthe best interest of the country, and more importantly the people living in the country, ahead of a handful of greedy donors. Till then they'll remain an unhinged fringe party.
 
2021-06-04 9:10:35 AM  
They're not fringe and they never were.  They just say the quiet parts out loud, because they don't give half a shiat what other people think anymore.

They're exactly what the American Conservative faction has always been.
 
2021-06-04 9:11:08 AM  
"What do you know about politics? You are just a sportscaster! Celebrities need to shut up about politics!" say the MAGA chuds who worship a 4th rate game show host as a god...

\Sanity has long abandoned the GOP
 
2021-06-04 9:11:18 AM  
I see no way this genie goes back into the bottle
 
2021-06-04 9:11:45 AM  
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2021-06-04 9:12:48 AM  
I hate to tell you, Bob, but this was the real face of the Republican party all along.  This was the base the party was playing to.  They never actually gave a flying fark at a rolling doughnut about "principled conservatism", they only cared about using that as a tool to attack people they don't like. And it's been that way ever since Nixon and Atwater invited the Dixiecrats into the tent.

It's no surprise that Trump was able to swoop in and take over.  He had a very simple method of doing so: he shouted the things the rest of the party's talking heads only implied.

But there is good news.  There actually is a strong, principled conservative party in this country.  They're called the Democratic Party.
 
2021-06-04 9:12:51 AM  
Sorry Bob, but the MAGA "fringe" is the conservative mainstream now. They purged the sane members a long time ago.
 
2021-06-04 9:13:05 AM  
When were they ever sane? Nothing they believe is actually true. Fetuses aren't people, supply-side economics isn't a thing, trickle-down has never worked, black people and women aren't some kind of lesser creatures, we're not perpetually just a bit too far to the right on the Laffer curve and need to dial back taxes a bit, people aren't on welfare because they're lazy, and your invisible friend Jesus isn't actually farting back to Earth on a cloud of glory any time soon.
 
2021-06-04 9:13:44 AM  
Too late, the Nazis and racists are in control now.  They won't be giving up power anytime soon.
 
2021-06-04 9:14:00 AM  
Make Racism Less Overt Again
 
2021-06-04 9:14:21 AM  
so im guessing from his response Costas considers himself a republican

moderate republican is just a quiet bigot
 
2021-06-04 9:14:35 AM  
Plus, there are excesses on the left, excesses of PC and wokeness and all the rest, and you'd need some sort of thoughtful response to that

Both sides being bad, one wonders what course of action to take here.

// the thoughtful response to "excesses of PC" is to ...not pay attention to it
// if someone does a racism (or an almost-racism) and enough other people agree with social sanction, what's the remedy for someone who thinks the rest of the world took it too far?
 
2021-06-04 9:15:06 AM  
More stupid shiat. America doesn't need a strong Conservative party to offset Democrats.

America needs to realize that conservatism has failed and move forward.
 
2021-06-04 9:15:25 AM  
And I'll be stealing CBC coverage again this year because NBC's coverage is farking garbage.   More sport less biography.
 
2021-06-04 9:16:16 AM  

DarnoKonrad: And I'll be stealing CBC coverage again this year because NBC's coverage is farking garbage.   More sport less biography.


Why you stealing?
 
2021-06-04 9:17:35 AM  
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Good luck. For a long time these folks were the fringe, you didn't need to really cater to them but could give them a nod and a wink to let them know you were on their side. You didn't have to do much for them though because who else were they going to vote for?

Now they're your core party base, driving the agenda and barely giving a nod and wink to the remaining "moderates" who enable them - because who else are you going to vote for?
 
2021-06-04 9:19:05 AM  
Are they still the "fringe" if they run the party?
 
2021-06-04 9:19:17 AM  
there is a place for moderate republicans its called the democratic party. You telling me Manchin isn't a definition of what a moderate republican is/was ? Or that lady from AZ ?


GOP is now an extreme right wing party. the democratic party encompasses the middle and left now.

So I guess they pulled the democrats right over the course of the last 40 years
 
2021-06-04 9:21:18 AM  

imauniter: DarnoKonrad: And I'll be stealing CBC coverage again this year because NBC's coverage is farking garbage.   More sport less biography.

Why you stealing?


Because you can't get the CBC's coverage legally in the US.  And NBC's coverage, as DarnoKonrad pointed out, is farking garbage.
 
2021-06-04 9:21:35 AM  

kindms: so im guessing from his response Costas considers himself a republican

moderate republican is just a quiet bigot


If he's too quiet, today's Republican party won't put up with him for very long.

As Liz Cheney taught us, you either go public with your bigotry and insanity and stand by your fellow lunatics without hesitation or regret, or you go the fark home.  Because they don't tolerate wafflers anymore.
 
2021-06-04 9:23:20 AM  
Sane conservatives are all democrats.

Anyone left in the GQP is down with sickness.
 
2021-06-04 9:25:12 AM  
MAGA GA-GA   I don't love you, you don't love me.
 
2021-06-04 9:28:19 AM  
Well that all makes sense.

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2021-06-04 9:29:38 AM  
They ain't goin away tho.

Apparently Allen West has resigned as chair of the Texas GOP.

When Q calls....
 
2021-06-04 9:32:29 AM  

HeartBurnKid: imauniter: DarnoKonrad: And I'll be stealing CBC coverage again this year because NBC's coverage is farking garbage.   More sport less biography.

Why you stealing?

Because you can't get the CBC's coverage legally in the US.  And NBC's coverage, as DarnoKonrad pointed out, is farking garbage.


I figured it was something like that. How can I steal too? I'm sick of American garbage TV
 
2021-06-04 9:33:47 AM  
So we're continuing the charade that this hasn't been a fascist white nationalist party since Nixon?
 
2021-06-04 9:34:07 AM  

imauniter: HeartBurnKid: imauniter: DarnoKonrad: And I'll be stealing CBC coverage again this year because NBC's coverage is farking garbage.   More sport less biography.

Why you stealing?

Because you can't get the CBC's coverage legally in the US.  And NBC's coverage, as DarnoKonrad pointed out, is farking garbage.

I figured it was something like that. How can I steal too? I'm sick of American garbage TV


vpn?
 
2021-06-04 9:36:03 AM  
Thoughtful opposition is one of the best parts about a Democracy.  Unfortunately, we only have opposition on 1 side.
 
2021-06-04 9:36:06 AM  
Bob Costas wants to bring it in a sigma.  whatever

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/republicans enjoy being mean, so maybe he can sell it
 
2021-06-04 9:36:44 AM  

DarnoKonrad: And I'll be stealing CBC coverage again this year because NBC's coverage is farking garbage.   More sport less biography.


Acquiring. We don't use the term steal here, it's an ugly word.
 
2021-06-04 9:37:07 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: They ain't goin away tho.

Apparently Allen West has resigned as chair of the Texas GOP.

When Q calls....


You mean War Criminal Allen West?
 
2021-06-04 9:37:55 AM  

Alley Rat: Sorry Bob, but the MAGA "fringe" is the conservative mainstream now. They purged the sane members a long time ago.


This. The republican party is dead. We're just waiting to see how much damage they do with their death throes. If conservatives want a sane party they have to make their own.
 
2021-06-04 9:39:07 AM  

EyeballKid: So we're continuing the charade that this hasn't been a fascist white nationalist party since Nixon?


I don't think it's a coincidence that WWE is popular with the "deplorables". It's got everything they love: Big, strong men, smack talk, fakery, performative violence, and a sense of community. Plus, it's unpretentious unlike those snooty liberal forms of "entertainment" like Masturbate Theater or whatever.
 
2021-06-04 9:39:50 AM  
"Fringe", huh? That's cute after decades of feeding voters ever-more deranged wedge issues, then passing the torch to the wealthier among the kool-aid drinkers after they got elected and did the same.

I see many ways this multi-generational train wreck could progress from here, but not once have I thought, "Maybe the conductor will rise from the dead and back the train up so it can re-rail."
 
2021-06-04 9:42:37 AM  

leeksfromchichis: imauniter: HeartBurnKid: imauniter: DarnoKonrad: And I'll be stealing CBC coverage again this year because NBC's coverage is farking garbage.   More sport less biography.

Why you stealing?

Because you can't get the CBC's coverage legally in the US.  And NBC's coverage, as DarnoKonrad pointed out, is farking garbage.

I figured it was something like that. How can I steal too? I'm sick of American garbage TV

vpn?


Thx. Im too old to torrent or VPN.  Ja ja jaaaaa

Or lazy. Anyway,
If it can be done with one or two clicks I'd like to hear the differences.

But not today. I have 800 blueberry plants to prune.
 
2021-06-04 9:43:40 AM  

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'Shopped or blazed out of his gourd?
 
2021-06-04 9:45:04 AM  
Yes, Bob, because overthrowing the government and destroying impartial elections is exactly as bad as being woke.
 
2021-06-04 9:45:54 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: They ain't goin away tho.

Apparently Allen West has resigned as chair of the Texas GOP.

When Q calls....


Apparently he's going to run for Governor.  Sleep tight, Texas Farkers!
 
2021-06-04 9:50:16 AM  
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2021-06-04 9:51:04 AM  
Sane?

Again?

Republicans haven't been sane since Lincoln and it's been too long for them to be sane, again.
 
2021-06-04 9:54:40 AM  

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Thank you
 
2021-06-04 9:55:42 AM  

GoldSpider: Mister Buttons: [Fark user image 330x330]

'Shopped or blazed out of his gourd?


It's from when he had pink eye at the Olympics. I'm working on a theory that that event fundamentally changed America.
 
2021-06-04 9:59:04 AM  

Dr Dreidel: sort of thoughtful response


Well, that's interesting, isn't it?
 
2021-06-04 10:02:51 AM  
No elaboration on the those so-called conservative ideas?
 
2021-06-04 10:23:31 AM  
You say "fringe" but wackadoos have been the party's base for decades.
 
2021-06-04 10:37:07 AM  
Strong? Sane? LOL.

They haven't been sane since they went batshiat crazy over the Civil Rights Act.  The GOP has been insanely gunning for American Democracy ever since.
 
2021-06-04 10:40:29 AM  

Fista-Phobia: No elaboration on the those so-called conservative ideas?


*nervous fidgeting* uhhhh..... taxes and stuff and.... uhhhhh.... *nudge* ya know... *wink*... 'those' people
 
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