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  •  On the plus side: (4+ / 0-)
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    JBL55, AmazingBlaise, 1BQ, Australian2

    The GOP is now full of utterly toxic governors who will have a really hard time moving up to become Senators or Congressmen.  And, if they keep this ugly crap up, many will not win re-election.

    What a bunch of slime.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 02:26:24 PM PDT

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    •  That IS a plus side. (1+ / 0-)
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      YucatanMan

      Two of them, actually.

    •  Their failure to be elected would be comforting... (0+ / 0-)

      ...because as much as the Democrats' policies are preferable 'time and chance happen to all', and so even if we were right all the time (which seems unlikely), some sets of policies will require long enough shake-downs that people get impatient, and bad luck can happen to anyone, even to good people who've tried their hardest (one reason I'm a liberal). And because we're human, a certain number of Democrats will turn out to be personally corrupt or abusive or just untoward (the Danger of Carlos), in which case some toxic Republicans will beat them and we shouldn't expect otherwise.

      And since they might in office do damage that's hard or impossible to fix later (see: mental health 'reforms', welfare 'reform', encouraging CO2) and because entire generations can have their voting patterns set in stone by early experiences, this means that we have an interest in the Republican Party's not becoming completely toxic...but they seem to be heading that way....

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