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  •  I don't know if they're going to start a 3rd party (2+ / 0-)
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    Empty Vessel, slowbutsure

    These are a tremendously authoritarian bunch who do what they're told by their masters/financiers.  And some of them already went down that road in 1992 with the Reform Party, and all it did was help us.  They're dumb, but they're not quixotic.  

    "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

    by Troubadour on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:51:12 PM PST

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    •  Your is likely the safer call (2+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour, slowbutsure

      and certainly has history behind it.  But I really think the schism may be forming now.  I think the establishment republicans realize that they cannot win the bigot base, and the bigot base cannot tolerate even the slightest divergence from orthodoxy.

      But as I said, mine is the weaker argument...and yours does have a strong ring of reality to it.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:53:46 PM PST

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      •  "cannot win WITH the bigot base" nt (2+ / 0-)
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        slowbutsure, a2nite

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:54:37 PM PST

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      •  They'll stumble around for a while (1+ / 0-)
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        looking for ways to keep the bigot base motivated without unintentionally motivating the targets of that bigotry to turnout against them.  The most likely means they'll start testing is how to play to Latino resentment of blacks.  Be on the lookout for that in the lead-up to 2014.

        "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

        by Troubadour on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:58:28 PM PST

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