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  •  There was value in the GOP of Rockefeller, Ike (18+ / 0-)

    Javits, and Ford.  Even then, however, they were also the party of Nixon, Joe McCarthy, and Thurmond.

    There has been no value whatsoever in the party of D'Amato, Gingrich, DeLay, Abramoff, Allen, Santorum, Hastert, McConnell, Frist, and all the rest.  There's also that little matter of the occupants of the executive branch during the past 8 years.

    You could probably fit all of the decent Hill Goopers into a Prius.  You definitely could fit all of them into a minivan.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 08:25:28 AM PST

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    •  So, you're saying (4+ / 0-)
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      You could probably fit all of the decent Hill Goopers into a Prius.

      Denny Hastert is not among them?

      "All that serves labor serves the nation. All that harms labor is treason. -Abraham Lincoln

      by happy camper on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 09:48:49 AM PST

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    •  The liberal wing of the republican party is (3+ / 0-)
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      almost extinct. They have been under attack since Reagan's ascendency to power. Our wishing for their revival is not going to bring them back as their support base in the party has been undercut. Outside of the northeast, I am unsure if they even have a presence in the party.

      •  If the GOP was smart....and who says they (1+ / 0-)
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        are... they would be swiftly pushing the moderate Republican's forward --- before, like Powell, they become lost to them. I don't see it happening. The bitter and insulated shall become more so. And in their circular conversation they shall find comfort and strength in each other and be fooled into thinking they have relevance.

        it tastes like burning...

        by eastvan on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:42:24 PM PST

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    •  And if they keep on the course they have set.... (0+ / 0-)

      You could probably fit all of the decent Hill Goopers into a Prius.  You definitely could fit all of them into a minivan.

      they will all, decent or not, be able to fit into a mini van. Who knew that Roves vision of a permanent Republican Majority actually only involved Utah?

      Perhaps it really is time for a third party. To replace the GOP.

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:38:01 PM PST

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