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  •  Red State is a source of much hilarity. (2+ / 0-)
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    Bob Duck, lcbo

    Some of them, like Eric Erickson are suggesting that the reason they lost is because their culture warrior issues weren't hammered hard enough.  Supposedly, if they were, the effect would've been more support among minority groups than the choice of using such a tactic would've lost.

    Others are more reasonable, and are suggesting that they need to work on building a new coalition of voters, using some completely new approach to politics (and new positions).  This would probably be the best thing for their party, and also good for us, since it could mean that we could get back to debating real issues.

    But it looks like they're more likely going to come away with the idea that their nominee wasn't culture warrior-ish enough to win.  That might be good for democrats in the short term, but in the long term it is not.  They're already lamenting the cavey-cave-in-ness of Boehner.  And nothing has happened yet.

    I saw a few people throwing out the idea of sabotaging the legislative process and engaging in a scorched earth strategy of political process.  They appear to be a distinct minority, but hey, if they get their way, they could be right about Obama reelection bringing doom to the country (although indirect).  I haven't seen people saying this reprimanded, while the people saying, "Don't campaign on abortion." and "Don't persecute gays." get constantly harassed.

    Only they love America enough to see it destroyed.

    •  They just can't seem to grasp (1+ / 0-)
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      Paul Rogers

      that it wasn't McCain or Romney's moderate views that did them in - it was the pandering and selling out of those views to the far right fringes that did.

      The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy... the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

      by lcbo on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:58:16 AM PST

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