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  •  Agreed (4+ / 0-)

    He is a dead man in today's Republican party after this amazing blast at the House GOP. If he wants a future in politics he'll either lead the revolution to take his party back from the extremists, or he'll have to switch allegiance.

    •  Lets hope it is the former... (2+ / 0-)
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      TexasTom, fat old man

      as much as I want to see Dems gro as the GOP deflates, the unmitigated rise of rightwing extremism is far more damaging--just ask residents of NJ, NY, and CT.

      The more you learn the less you know.

      by quiet in NC on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:28:00 PM PST

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    •  I'd bet on the former... (5+ / 0-)

      ...because he really wouldn't be a good fit with the Democratic party, either.  And his reputation as a fighter really says that he needs to stay in the Republican party and lead a revolution from within in order to stay true to the way he is perceived.

      Aside from that, if he stays and fights, I believe that the country as a whole will benefit.  Why?  He's still way to conservative for my taste, but that's not really the point -- the point is that we don't need a Republican party that we (progressives) agree with, but we do need a Republican party that is somewhat sane.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:55:03 PM PST

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      •  Christie, Huntsman, Murkowski, KBH, Weld (2+ / 0-)
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        TexasTom, fat old man

        and some of the other reality-oriented Republicans need to stage a coup.  Kick out all the teahadists, dominionists, plutocrats/would-be aristocrats, and reboot the Republican Party.  A country runs better with two parties competing with each other than with one.  These are the Republicans I'd feel comfortable with discussing things in a respectful exchange of views over dinner (not a football game in Christie's case, since he's a Giants fan and I'm a Pats fan).

        Doesn't mean I'd be particularly likely to vote for him, but "not particularly likely" isn't the same thing as "no way in the nine hells".

        •  They don't have the power... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...to stage a coup and kick those other folks out of the Republican party.

          What they can do is to stay and to fight back against the accusations of being RINOs while also refusing to cave to the hard right of their own party.

          One of the problems that I've had with so-called moderate Republicans is that too often they talk moderate and then vote lockstep, and that needs to change.  It's only when they stand up to the far right that we'll start to see more people in the Republican party being willing to take reasonable stands.

          Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

          by TexasTom on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:18:55 PM PST

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