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  •  you think? they are very well organized. (2+ / 0-)
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    they do that, they will get primaried.

    yes, that is what the Dems should be doing, trying to peel off 20 votes, but you wonder how successful that will be.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 08:12:19 PM PST

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    •  They don't do that, they will lose in the general (0+ / 0-)

      Even I don't believe that most of these Repubs are that stupid and crazy. I reject the silly myth of the GOP coalition that will not break and the Repub who will not abandon their "principles" no matter how crazy. The modern GOP didn't reinvent politics or human nature. They just played it very well. Till now.

      I think that Obama's finally figured out how this works, and that he's been the GOP's stooge for nearly 4 years. Apologies for the sexist throwback reference but he's got to be able to look Michelle in the eye and explain to the girls one day why we let those awful people run right over him. A man's got to be a man eventually.

      Those 20 are absolutely gettable. Just takes the right getter.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:42:22 PM PST

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      •  not a silly myth - the GOP has been very solid (1+ / 0-)
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        in Congress.

        An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

        by mightymouse on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:14:34 AM PST

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        •  Has been (0+ / 0-)

          Don't make the mistake many of us make of excessively fearing the right and overestimating their strength and cohesion. They're just as human as anyone, and vulnerable to fracturing along many lines. Recall how quickly they abandoned Gringrich, Lott and DeLay the instant they became inconvenient.

          Divide and conquer.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:33:55 AM PST

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          •  not fear - reality (0+ / 0-)

            the GOP has been very solid in Congress (a lot more than our party). they ditch leaders when they have to, but they don't stop.

            people around here seem to think the GOP is gonna fold, or somehow "come to their senses." I don't see it.

            a lotta pre-mature chicken counting going on around here imo.

            An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

            by mightymouse on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:02:44 AM PST

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            •  Reality shifts (0+ / 0-)

              You're falling for Zeno's Paradox.

              "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

              by kovie on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:07:56 AM PST

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              •  well, we'll see how coherent the GOP caucus is (0+ / 0-)

                proof of the pudding is in the eating.

                you're seeing things you want to see, imo.

                An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

                by mightymouse on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:15:07 AM PST

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                •  No, I'm seeing things the way they are (0+ / 0-)

                  when viewed from the perspective of history. Wither the Whigs?

                  "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

                  by kovie on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:56:55 AM PST

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