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  •  "Permanent Conservative Majority" (1+ / 0-)
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    How many remember that exact phrase being uttered, along with "you're either with us, or you're against us".  Those two phrases define the modern GOP.  Those are at the heart of the Tea Party, the backlash of Obama being elected, and get to the heart of what's going on.

    No matter what Democrat was nominated they were going to win the election as soon as the economy crapped the bed.  But the GOP never forgave the fact that their "permanent conservative majority" was under threat, and they will do anything and everything to get it back.  And when trying to get it back, well "we're either with them or against them".

    I don't know how many people play multi player video games, but there is a strategy that some people can use of "everybody loses" that pretty much throws a monkey wrench into everything.  You're not playing to win anymore, you're just playing to crater the entire game.  Essentially you're goal is to make the match impossible for anybody to win in any sort of convincing fashion.  It's great when taking on a situation in which you have a disadvantage, it's also great to hobble people, but it's obnoxious.

    "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

    by overclocking on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 09:32:20 AM PST

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