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  •  Something especially vile about her (11+ / 0-)

    You can just feel the joyful misanthropy in her--she clearly wants bad things to happen to certain people and is delighted when it does. The power she clearly thirsts for is of a particularly petty and personal sort. It's so obvious that she harbors a fleet of grievances and perceived injustices that she badly wants to avenge on all the horrible people who've done her harm.

    She's a nasty, crazy, paranoid, megalomaniacal little monster that even the GOP leadership surely realizes is far more a liability than asset at this point. She may well have destroyed whatever little chance McCain had in '08. She did Romney no good in '12. She's her own party at this point, riding the GOP's shrinking coattails. I'm fairly certain that at some point they'll either jettison her, or she'll be made to feel so unwelcome that she'll start her own party or movement. Which would be catastrophic for the GOP as it would split it in two.

    Run, Sarah, RUN!

    There's a flip side to this, of course. She could easily be a leader in an openly fascist movement that could attract as many as a third of all Americans. The foundations of such are certainly all in place. That's freaking scary.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 07:25:46 AM PDT

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    •  Just your typical psychopath... (2+ / 0-)
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      Front Toward Enemy, elwior

      Doing what psychos always do.

      “When three “egos” govern – egoism, egotism, and egocentrism – the feeling of social links and responsibility toward others disappear, and the society in question splinters into groups ever more hostile to each other. When a hysterical environment stops differentiating the opinions of limited, not-quite-normal people from those of normal, reasonable persons, this opens the door for activation of the pathological factors of a various nature to enter in.” (Lobaczewski, 177)

      The Fail will continue until actual torches and pitchforks are set in motion. -

      by No one gets out alive on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:40:42 AM PDT

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    •  Well, there's this, too. (1+ / 0-)
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      She's getting older. And, to the Republican establishment, youth is a critical ingredient in "femininity."

      It won't be long for you, Sarah, dear.

      One day, you'll realize your phone has just stopped ringing.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:33:32 AM PDT

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      •  Well, Schlaffly is still quite active and (0+ / 0-)

        "respected" in wingnut circles, and she's like 132. Plus, given that Bachman is nearly 10 years older than her and still looks great, I don't think she has to worry about this quite yet, even from the frat bois.

        What she does have to worry about is the mainstream GOP's efforts to push her aside, now that's she's much more of a liability than asset. Her relevance and power thus threatened, she's a danger to the party and country. I take solace in the fact that she's probably too dumb and crazy to be too dangerous.

        But you never know. E.g. Reagan, Bush.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 10:01:05 AM PDT

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      •  Hey...modern science did awesome things (0+ / 0-)

        to Joe Pesci in "my Cousin Vinnie".

        She can afford even more better.

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