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  •  Rmoney has apparently handed the pander (4+ / 0-)
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    sgt sarcasm, JeffW, unclebucky, Womantrust

    bear torch off to a new generation of aging, cynical white male party apparatchiks.

    Again, all of this is going to get zero traction unless Republicans can somehow convince voters of color that, a) they don't despise them, and b) that their policies are actually in line with their best interests.

    ...and that's not possible under the current circumstances. Because Republicans are the ones who helped to ramp up, intensify, and legitimize the socioeconomic transformations that saw jobs shipped overseas, the manufacturing sector gutted, and massive job losses among workers of color in economically depressed areas.

    So... until they help to undo decades of damage caused by "structural adjustment" and the shift to an ostensibly post-industrial economy (Industry is still there -- it's just downsized, underpaid, and sent abroad), these little cosmetic efforts at rebranding aren't going to amount to a hill of beans.

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:52:01 AM PDT

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    •  While it's not a geographically regional party... (1+ / 0-)
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      It's conceptually a regional party.

      ON ITS WAY OUT.

      Ugh. --UB.

      "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

      by unclebucky on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 11:51:21 AM PDT

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