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  •  Mitch McConnell's party isn't reasonable. (12+ / 0-)

    Remember in 2011 he said that the strategy of using the debt ceiling as leverage worked really well, and that we'd never have another clean debt ceiling raise again.

    Don't let them fool you into thinking that they're reasonable just because Ted Cruz is crazy.

    I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 03:26:05 PM PDT

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    •  I agree, the modern GOP (5+ / 0-)

      is not in any way reasonable.  But there are different degrees of unreasonable, and the teabaggers are worse than the mainstream GOP.

      Anyways I think we are in a dangerous period of history whenever one of the parties is batshit.  We really do need two reasonable parties.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 03:57:16 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, but the Repubs aren't going to be (5+ / 0-)

        either of those parties. Listen to Mike Lofgren, who worked for them for 30 years:  they're not like an American political party anymore. They're more like a mid-twentieth-century authoritarian movement, or a religious cult.

        If we make it through this, I think we'll look back later and find it was a period of realignment.  What's lacking is a party based around either workers' economic needs or the rule of law/Bill of Rights. Those are the things that are being neglected by both parties. I could see a Libertarian party springing up, some version of a Labor party springing up, or maybe something we haven't ever considered. Meanwhile the Republican party will dwindle away and the Democrats will become the party of sane big money.

        I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 04:02:49 PM PDT

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