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  •  Interesting comparison from Douthat (2+ / 0-)
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    high uintas, Sychotic1

    In his column he invents an alternate history:

    But then imagine an alternate reality in which figures like Joe Lieberman and John Kerry were stuck trying to lead a Democratic Party whose backbenchers were mostly net-roots-funded fans of Michael Moore, and you have a decent analog for where the post-Bush Republicans have ended up.
    Yeah, that wouldn't be pretty.  Anything that includes Lieberman wouldn't be pretty.

    "The most dangerous worldview, is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world." Alexander von Humboldt

    by TX Freethinker on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 07:30:15 AM PDT

    •  Repugs and WWI (1+ / 0-)
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      viral

      Douthat was more on target here:

      "You could compare the behavior of current House Republicans to the diplomatic sleepwalking that led to World War I, but at least, in that case, the various powers had reasonable theories of how they would actually win the ensuing war.

      "Or you could compare it to Paraguay’s decision in the 1860s to declare war on both Brazil and Argentina at once, but at least Paraguay’s armed forces managed to win some victories before being ground into defeat."

    •  According to Polls, if that had happened (1+ / 0-)
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      BusyinCA

      we would be far more in-line with the policies America at large agrees with.

      Medicare for all would be a good start.

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      by Sychotic1 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 09:58:16 AM PDT

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