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    Bob Johnson, ahumbleopinion

    Republicans have encouraged the most extreme among them to become party activists, because it was easy, and now their primaries are controlled by the John Birch wing. Their bench, i.e. state representatives and local office holders, is also populated by fringe lunatics who will have little or no appeal to anyone outside their deep red strongholds.

    They are well and truly fucked, and guys like Brooks know it. They just don't know what to do about it, because at this point there is no quick fix. It took them since Goldwater to get like this, and now they're becoming a regional party with a shrinking base and no way out. Well, unless they can rig the electoral vote, which frankly seems like a sign of utter desperation, IMHO.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:16:46 AM PST

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