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  •  "How is the country served if the Republicans (6+ / 0-)

    continue to go insane?"
    By sending the worst of them over the edge.
    There is an existential fight brewing in the GOP, it's not just Cons Vs UltraCons, there are several factions, all pointing fingers at each other (it's delicious!).
    The success of the extremist whackjobs has rendered them incapable of picking a Nominee that can win a national election and that's not even figuring in the demographics that are all trending away from them. Same story downticket. Eventually, they will break out into open warfare, if they haven't already.
    And we on the Left and Center should encourage this fight as much as we can (without putting our fingerprints on it).
    Because a breakup of the GOP juggernaut will open up political space.
    Currently, Third Parties make up about 2% of the electorate because, practically, a vote for other than the two Bigs is a vote for irrelevance. With the GOP broken into four or five warring factions, the Dems will dominate the landscape for several cycles, until they become corrupted by untrammeled power, then, they too will break up, but along the way new configurations of political power will arise.
    Out of the ashes of the GOP: the Jeebus Party, the wRongPaul/AynRandians, the Wall Streeters (AKA the Greeed Party), the Nativists/KKK/Birchers, et cetera.
    And because the Dems can ignore them, smaller members of the Dem coalition will form their own Thirds: the Greens at one end and the (now defunct, but the members are still there) DLC at the other. The DLCrs are likely to move off and join the Greeeds, leaving the center of the Democratic Party to appeal to the center of the country (politically speaking).
    That center is a strong majority and without the dominating factor of the Greeeds distorting the Party through money, the Dem Platform and it's actual agenda can align with the majority of the people of this country.
    So, let's do all we can to encourage the GOP to self-immolate, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys and it will be better for our country, the sooner they burn down.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:18:13 AM PST

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    •  I love your 4 wings of the GOP! (0+ / 0-)

      The Jebus Party
      The Rong Paul/Ayn Randians
      The Wallstreeter/Greeeds

      CLASSIC !!!

      Letting Republicans run the government is like putting Atheists in charge of a church. They don't believe in it, don't care if it works - and they take no responsibility for the results.

      by orangecurtainlib on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 10:37:59 AM PST

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