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  •  We should stop trying to "Flush Rush" (31+ / 0-)

    and start promoting him...

    He has to be where the Republican "informed" voter got their information and explains why they cannot understand why Romney lost.

    4 more years of this maggot would probably drive the hispanic and African American Republican percentages down to zero...  America may be waking up.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:13:16 AM PST

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    •  No, get rid of him and his ilk (11+ / 0-)

      As a country, we don't need the toxic bilge he and his fellow right wing radio "personalities" spew. It's more than just bad for the GOP - it poisons the country as a whole. The people that listen to that shit internalize it, have it reinforced daily, and pass it on to others.

      I'd rather have a functioning opposition party than one that serves a crazyass racist minority, fundamentalist loons, and greedy randroids. Knocking out talk radio douchebags might help ameliorate at least one of those problem groups.

      This fascist kills machines.

      by drmonkey on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:53:38 PM PST

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      •  Yes, you are right (5+ / 0-)

        Buckeye's suggestion has a lovely cynicism to it that appeals to me, but frankly the country will be better off if the Republicans return to sanity, even if it makes it tougher for Democrats to win.

        This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

        by Mindful Nature on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:58:16 PM PST

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        •  I think it makes it easier for us to win (6+ / 0-)

          as I say downthread, if the GOP tacks a bit Center in response to the extremism, they lose the far Right AND we can advocate from increasingly Left positions, rather than tacking Rightward as well. This better defines the party differences to uneducated voters and creates an electorate which will ultimately be more enthused and less confused. More like the kinds of politics we saw in previous generations of yon.

        •  I don't think they will though. (2+ / 0-)
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          Ever return to sanity as a cohesive political Party. Rush's Weltschauung seems too deeply imbedded in the psyche of the Republican base. It was there before Rush and will be there after Rush. It won't disappear any time soon.

          It is shrinking (thank god) but as it shrinks it becomes more concentrated, fearful, and virulent... and less amenable to compromise. Rove and his power-broker pals have unwittingly unleashed a demon that has escaped their control and that is now wrecking the Republican Party.
          Unfortunately it might destroy much else as well.

          "The pessimists may be right in the end but an optimist has a better time getting there" -- Samuel Clemons

          by native on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:08:14 PM PST

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      •  There will always be (0+ / 0-)

        a minority of racists, bigots, homophobes, and just plain sheer hateful ignorant fucks around. Better to keep them in the light where we can keep an eye on them and see what they're up to then to drive them underground where gawd only knows what kind of shit they're plotting. Also, keeping them visible helps to heap more scorn and discredit on them, and hold them up as an example of just how intelligent, civilized people do not behave.

        Finally, Rush and his sheep are an anchor around the neck of the conservatives that needs to be locked down and chained ever tighter and tighter. Rush is helping them to hang themselves. It's up to us to give him all the rope he needs.

        Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

        by drewfromct on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:08:31 AM PST

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    •  He is like a virus that will have to do... (2+ / 0-)
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      doinaheckuvanutjob, elwior

      ...More damage before it can be healed.  I just see them holding on to the crazy for a while longer. They may even have results in two years and not really become marginalized until 2016.  It would be nice they weren't so childish, but this is our opposition, any chance we get to save individuals we should (friends, family, whomever will listen).  Show them it isn't what the crazies say it is, it gets better and they lied to you... Maybe we start getting better representation and leaders...

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