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GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby nosborne48 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:42 pm

The Arizona Republican Party just voted to censure Sen. John McCain, actual war hero, former GOP Presidential candidate, and the most distinguished politician Arizona has produced since Barry Goldwater, because he allowed himself to compromise from time to time to keep the U.S. government from default and ongoing shutdown.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/arizona-rep ... o-liberal/

Remember, folks, this is the guy who picked the EXTREMELY conservative Sarah Palin for his Veep candidate.

I have long thought the Tea Party GOP occupies a parallel universe. Now, I'm not so sure those separate universes are even parallel. :roll:
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wocko

Postby Rich Douglas » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:46 pm

nosborne48 wrote:
I have long thought the Tea Party GOP occupies a parallel universe. Now, I'm not so sure those separate universes are even parallel. :roll:


In this case, it wasn't the Tea Party. It was the Arizona GOP, which demonstrates how much they're under the control of the Far Right. Amazing.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby SteveFoerster » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:49 pm

John "Bomb Iran" McCain belongs in a mental institution, not in the Senate.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby nosborne48 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:47 pm

Perhaps. But that's not what they censured him for.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby Jimmy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:46 pm

There are still a number of moderates in the Party and here in Indiana there is a growing list of moderate office holders in the Indiana General Assembly.

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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby nosborne48 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:14 am

You give me hope, Jimmy, but at the moment I see zero evidence of the existence of a moderate wing of the GOP.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby Jimmy » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:25 am

nosborne48 wrote:You give me hope, Jimmy, but at the moment I see zero evidence of the existence of a moderate wing of the GOP.


They're there.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby Rich Douglas » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:00 pm

Jimmy wrote:
nosborne48 wrote:You give me hope, Jimmy, but at the moment I see zero evidence of the existence of a moderate wing of the GOP.


They're there.


Yes. They're called "Democrats."

This is the GOP's biggest challenge. If they pivot away from the Wacko Right, they have nowhere else to go. Moderation is now occupied by the Democrats. The "establishment" GOP--you know, the practical ones that used to get things done, often working with Democrats--just get shellacked and accused of being "RINOs" because they look like now-moderate Democrats. They have nowhere to turn. When a real mainline GOPer like McCain gets whacked, even Sarah Palin can't come to the rescue.

The modern GOP makes Ronald Reagan look like a hippie.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby nosborne48 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:01 pm

That's the mistake the 2014 election pundits are making. President Obama's approval ratings are below 50% and his disapproval rating is above 50%. In the GOP Echo Chamber, this means the GOP will take over the Senate this election cycle.

Umm, not so much, I don't think. The GOP has become so patently delusional, so psychotic, so completely wacko-Right hate-spewing, that, unpopular though the Democrats might be, the GOP is no longer a place the disillusioned independent voter can go. Indeed, the GOP platform is becoming more of a mental disease than an alternative approach to governance. We are becoming a single-party country, at least at the national level.

That's not healthy.

I am hoping that the Tea Party (which broadcast its own response to the SOTU beside the official GOP response) will finally separate itself completely from reality, leaving a rump, but rational, conservative GOP to serve as a counterweight to the Democrats.

Hmm...Maybe we can deport Ted Cruz along with Justin Bieber back to Canada...hmm... :wink:
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby SteveFoerster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:03 pm

nosborne48 wrote:Umm, not so much, I don't think. The GOP has become so patently delusional, so psychotic, so completely wacko-Right hate-spewing, that, unpopular though the Democrats might be, the GOP is no longer a place the disillusioned independent voter can go. Indeed, the GOP platform is becoming more of a mental disease than an alternative approach to governance. We are becoming a single-party country, at least at the national level.

Not really, at least not yet. I haven't heard anyone seriously predict that the Democrats will take the House this November, and 29 states, a comfortable majority, have a Republican as governor.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby nosborne48 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:27 pm

True. But the very shortsighted viciousness of the current GOP controlled House is a powerful incentive to leave the Senate in Democratic hands.

As we say in Mexico: Ni modo.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby Rich Douglas » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:11 am

I'm tired of the GOP being so negative, so angry, so willing to toss America (and Americans) aside at every single chance. I realize that this level of hatred is the only way to retain what's left of their constituency, but it's exhausting. I mean, they don't stand for anything. Actually, they stand for nothing--or at least as much "nothing" as they can bring about. But not a single thing that moves the country forward. Seriously, nothing. Absolutely no ideas about making the country better, just worse. And worse.

In the words of the Partridge Family, c'mon, get happy.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby nosborne48 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:36 am

White supremacy is a hard row to hoe these days.
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby SteveFoerster » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:32 pm

nosborne48 wrote:White supremacy is a hard row to hoe these days.

Oh, come on. I'm certainly not a Republican, and I don't agree with them on a lot of things, but I know too many of them to let that one pass unchallenged. It's as intellectually dishonest as "all Democrats are Marxists".
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Re: GOP plumbs new depths of wacko

Postby nosborne48 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:22 pm

Of course not but when you look at the widespread, deliberate efforts of the Tea Party controlled government of North Carolina to suppress the votes of the poor (mostly non-white) it's pretty clear to ME anyway that some white racism is happening there.

Add to that the widespread birther "Kenyan Socialist" rhetoric and a pattern seems to emerge.
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