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  •  The Hilarious Thing About (7+ / 0-)

    The GOP reaction (definitely not soul searching since it appears they have none) to their electoral beat down is their obliviousness to the obvious.  It's not their messaging, their candidates, advertisements and so on that lost the election.  It's their policies that are the problem.  They're so far right wing that most people naturally recoil from their inhumanity and callousness.

    The electoral experience of Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren demonstrates that if Democrats stand up and fight for the working class, poor and elderly, that those policies are sure fire electoral winners.  One just has to forcefully, articulately, unapologetically make the progressive/liberal, in reality pro-working class arguments.

    If I was a communist, rich men would fear me...And the opposite applies. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

    by stewarjt on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:57:32 AM PST

    •  It's the same thing with (2+ / 0-)
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      stewarjt, TheDuckManCometh

      what they now feel they need to do to get minority votes.  The GOP doesn't understand that it doesn't matter if they run black or latino candidates.  It doesn't matter if Sean Hannity's thinking on immigration has "evolved."  Because the fact of the matter is, minority populations have been dealing with white assholes like the Republicans for centuries, and still do have to deal with them on a day to day basis.  These communities aren't stupid.  And they don't forget.  Running Marco Rubio in 2016 isn't going to make the majority of Latinos in this country forget that 4 years earlier, the Republicans were referring to just about all of them as "illegals."

      Not to mention, the way the GOP acts whenever they find a minority candidate for office is to basically yell, for example "LOOK EVERYONE!  WE HAVE A BLACK DUDE!  WE'RE NOT RACIST!"

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