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(Daily Kos)   More GOP infighting: The moderates are revolting   ( dailykos.com) divider line
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2012-11-11 04:52:40 PM  
13 votes:
I'll say... they stink on ice
2012-11-11 06:09:17 PM  
11 votes:
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2012-11-11 10:02:27 PM  
9 votes:
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Stupid Saxby Chambliss.
2012-11-11 09:44:02 PM  
5 votes:
Two derps enter, one herp leaves!
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2012-11-11 09:07:52 PM  
4 votes:

Krymson Tyde: And the further right it goes the smaller and more irrelevant it will become.

Until it's so small you can drown it in a bathtub.
2012-11-11 04:53:32 PM  
4 votes:
Yep, the right does consider moderates revolting.
2012-11-12 12:30:18 AM  
3 votes:

clkeagle: oi50.tinypic.com

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2012-11-11 09:56:14 PM  
3 votes:
We know they are revolting. Can you tell us a bit about what is going on now?
2012-11-11 06:58:20 PM  
3 votes:
"It's one thing to shoot yourself in the foot, just don't reload the gun," Graham said,

The real first openly lesbian US Senator has a point there.

Here's the thing.

The GOP's "balk at everything" strategy they've kept up for the last 4 years but especially last two WILL NOT FLY for the next 4.

The brighter professional pols in the GOP recognize this and are trying to signal the others of the sea change but the Teatard contingent are doubling down on derp and calling them all RINOs.

And me?

I'mma just sitting in front of my 'puter scarfing down popcorn and washing it down with a fresh bottle of "GOP Tears of Unfathomable Sadness".

Mmmm 2012, an excellent year.  :>D
2012-11-11 08:02:18 PM  
2 votes:
A bath , a haircut and a tuxedo can work wonders.

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2012-11-11 08:01:01 PM  
2 votes:
Wait a minute, Lindsey Graham, Bill Kristol and Saxby Chambliss are the moderates in the party now?
2012-11-11 05:14:34 PM  
2 votes:

mikemoto: Before you liberals get too cocky, you might want to look to Canada where the Conservative Party took an unbelievable shellacking in 1993. Take a guess which party controls their government now.

The Progressive Conservative Party that went down is not the same party that came back from the grave. It's like when somebody is bitten by a vampire and comes back. They are not the same loved one you buried. They are a blood-sucking demon in human form.

The same thing happened to the Republican Party--it was once the party of Lincoln and the abolitionists (far to the left of him). It was once a centrist party, with liberal and moderate wings keeping it stable and close to the people of small town, middle class America.

But it was taken over from within like a caterpillar being devoured by wasp larvae.

Today's Conservatives are basically the Northern wing of the Republicans. They are fundamentalist Christians, anti-tax suburbanites and ass-kissers of the Oil Patch and the Super Rich Tories of Toronto.

To give you an idea, the two surviving Members of Parliament after the crash were Elsie Wayne (a right-winger from Saint John, New Brunswick, whose opinions are often unreconstructed and whose language and methods are "colourful" even by right-wing New Brunswick standards, and Jean Charest, who is still he Liberal Prime Minister (or Premier) of Quebec.

Jean Charest is more to the left than a Massachusetts Republican and Elsie, God Bless Her, is a flake who is prone to wearing Christmas sweaters that light up more than her latest anti-gay statement.

The Conservative Party died. It is just the reanimated corpse that is walking the Earth. The New Conservatives, like their neo-Con and libertarian American counterparts, are no more centrist, moderate, liberal, or sane than the Reverend Bumfackus of the Super-Church of Jesus Christ of Backwoods, Nigeria is a Universalist Christian.

he vampire or zombie analogy is a sound one. The old name covers a skin full of new sins and very, very old cons.

Harper is a cunning player but his only "real" job as a trained economist was to shill for rich Tories on every anti-tax, anti-environment, and anti-liberal con job that came down the tubes from the ultra-right think tansks.

The Conservative Party was weak when it merged with the Reform Party, and neither of those two parties really survive in the present-day Conservative Party. A revolution has taken place, using the right wing peasantry and working class reactionaries as cannon fodder, but the only result of the revolution was o place the revolutionaries at the top. Not unlike the Mexican Revolution, the French Revoluition, the Russian Revolution, the American Revolution, etc.

Remember your horror movies: what you get back from the grave is not what you buried.
2012-11-11 05:12:38 PM  
2 votes:
Headline randomly grabbed from Free Republic: "Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line (Time for Conservatives to divorce the GOP)"

And within that thread, this pic:

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This is going to be delicious.
2012-11-11 05:05:47 PM  
2 votes:

mikemoto: Before you liberals get too cocky, you might want to look to Canada where the Conservative Party took an unbelievable shellacking in 1993. Take a guess which party controls their government now.

I don't want your newsletter.
2012-11-11 04:59:28 PM  
2 votes:
Of course moderate Republicans are revolting. That's why they call them RINOS. They smell like the Rhino pen at the zoo, what with their gay brothers and sisters, their "black friends", their insistance on foolishlessness like "making jobs", or "a living wage" or worse yet, "buy America" and "bring our boys home alive".

If they were in charge, you'd get nothing but "liberalism lite". Moderate Republicans agree with centrists and liberals on almost everything except how much to tax moderate Republicans.
2012-11-11 04:54:15 PM  
2 votes:
Mitch McConnell is pretty revolting, and he's not a moderate.
2012-11-12 08:05:39 PM  
1 vote:
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/bad kitty, meddling with a pro's artwork!
2012-11-12 02:48:23 AM  
1 vote:

bootman: Two derps enter, one herp leaves!
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Can't we just get beyond Thunderdome?
2012-11-11 11:33:33 PM  
1 vote:

Komplex: Now the only thing these groups have in common is fear. Evangelicals fear the well educated and women. Uneducated white men fear/resent Blacks, Hispanics and Asians, and the insanely rich people fear everybody.

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2012-11-11 10:55:27 PM  
1 vote:

Uchiha_Cycliste: On a side note it is sickening that an entertainment outfit has so much control over our politics. Unfortunately, there is no legal mechanism available to lessen their influence.

My friend and I wandered into a diner in Ypsiltucky side of Ypsilanti, MI right before the elections and sat down and ordered before we saw the sign directing people to come to the Tea Partiers Meeting. I tried to bet him $5 that they'd all be white and over 40. He declined. Turned out they were all white and likely collecting Social Security (he should've gone up on the minimum age part of my bet and doubled the bet) And one guy had a cowboy hat! In Michigan!

So not legal, no, but if you challenged any of them to a footrace you'd win easy.

/extrapolate that as you will
2012-11-11 10:41:30 PM  
1 vote:

The Great Gazoo: GAT_00: People are blowing this out of proportion again. I swear articles are being rerun from 2008 at this point. The GOP will not fall apart.

I agree. I think what you're going to have are the strategists and leaders among the GOP decide that they need to moderate their message, then those people will lose their primaries to more conservative challengers (perhaps backed by the tea party, perhaps not), then those more conservative challengers will be elected or not in the general election depending upon how batshiat insane they are.

In other words, just like the last 4 years.

I told a conservative friend of mine that the tea party cost the GOP the senate.

His response was "How so?"
2012-11-11 10:36:52 PM  
1 vote:

machodonkeywrestler: One can only hoped the American populace has learned.

2012-11-11 10:32:36 PM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: One of two things has to happen within the GOP:

Either they have to disavow the Teahadists in their ranks, toss them out, admit they MUST move back towards the center (although they'll likely stay farther right than they were) in order to regain the support of the right-moderates in the nation; or,

They will have to continue to move farther right, in which case there will be a breakaway of the moderates among them and the formation of a center-right third party.

There's really no third option for the Republicans at this point. If they continue to court the far right ultranationalists and Tea Party conservatives, they will continue to lose the center and moderate-right within their own ranks. Now, those moderates can either defect to the left, which is increasingly doubtful as the nation continues to polarize, or they'll have to move to the Libertarians and change the focus of that party's economic philosophy (because pure Randian economics can't work in today's political climate) or else form their own New Republican party).

Probably tossing the Teahadists is the easiest course open to them, since it would be easier to put in old-school politicians in most areas; but we'll see if the Tea Party, having tasted the heady nectar of political power, are willing to go back to being on the outside looking in.

It's the ultranationalists. They're killing the willagers.
2012-11-11 10:05:05 PM  
1 vote:

mikemoto: Before you liberals get too cocky, you might want to look to Canada where the Conservative Party took an unbelievable shellacking in 1993. Take a guess which party controls their government now.

That happened in 1992 and gave us Newt Gingrich and the Bush years. One can only hoped the American populace has learned.
2012-11-11 09:55:00 PM  
1 vote:
The GOP has a faux reorganization every few years.

Southern Strategy --> Moral Majority (too preachy) --> Christian Coalition (preachy + business, but still a bit too preachy) --> Neocons (all the hate, half the religion) --> Teabaggers (twice the hate, twice the stupidity, with implausible deniability for the Bush years)...

It's just McDonalds or Coke changing logos and slogans to get the same set of workers to vote for the rich.
2012-11-11 09:53:43 PM  
1 vote:
Newsflash....the GOP is revolting.
2012-11-11 09:46:36 PM  
1 vote:
The real RINO's are the members of the Theocratic-Industrial Complex.

A little religion and encouraging business is republican, but they've been using the whole chicken.
2012-11-11 09:46:05 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-11 09:07:30 PM  
1 vote:
Hannity and Co. are embracing the Dem stance on immigration. Bill Kristol is giving the OK to raise taxes on the rich. This election is already having major effects on the future of the US, and it hasn't even been a full week.
2012-11-11 06:55:54 PM  
1 vote:

Kittypie070: Boehner must be a librul plant, right?

Of course, I've seen him golfing with the enemy.

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2012-11-11 06:36:54 PM  
1 vote:

mikemoto: Before you liberals get too cocky, you might want to look to Canada where the Conservative Party took an unbelievable shellacking in 1993. Take a guess which party controls their government now.

So, 20 years of sanity? I'm ok with that.
2012-11-11 05:38:38 PM  
1 vote:

Aarontology: No they won't.

They'll fall in line like they always do. If they really wanted to revolt, they'd leave and become blue dogs or start their own center right party.

Why do we need another center right party, we already have Democrats.
2012-11-11 05:12:20 PM  
1 vote:

mikemoto: Before you liberals get too cocky, you might want to look to Canada where the Conservative Party took an unbelievable shellacking in 1993. Take a guess which party controls their government now.

Canadian conservatives think the GOP is batshiate insane. Canadian conservatives could not get elected in the US South
2012-11-11 04:37:39 PM  
1 vote:
Before you liberals get too cocky, you might want to look to Canada where the Conservative Party took an unbelievable shellacking in 1993. Take a guess which party controls their government now.
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