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  •  WTF sort of idiotic plan is this? (0+ / 0-)

    David Brooks is an idiot, and people who think he has a good plan are also idiots.

    (a) Northeast and Midwestern Republicans have been routinely Tea Party primaried. This would not stop if they split based on geography (if, say, GOP1 only competed in the South and GOP2 only competed in the Great Lakes and Coasts). The Tea Party isn't going to say, "oh, well, this is GOP2, we can't primary them anymore!). So it would solve nothing.

    (b) Or, if they split in terms of branding, but both parties were even remotely competitive in every given area, Democrats would win every election, every time, in all areas. So that would also accomplish nothing for the GOP.

    So either (a) the plan wouldn't work because the Tea Party would primary the local race no matter if it were GOP1 or GOP2 or (b) The plan would just split the vote in regions and hand every election to the Democrats.

    David Brooks is stupid. To the extent that you think he's smart, you are also stupid. But your stupidity can be remedied. Just stop thinking David Brooks isn't stupid. Brooks' analysis should only be distributed and discussed at Applebee's salad bars.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:52:36 AM PST

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