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  •  When Republicans Collide... (4+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, msmacgyver, dewtx, randallt

    Hmm, if they ram heads would that be a "block buster"?

    You can't assassinate the character of any of modern conservative. You'd have to find where it was buried, dig it up, resurrect it, then kill it. And killing a zombie isn't really assassination, is it?

    by ontheleftcoast on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 03:02:14 PM PDT

  •  Slap slap kiss. (3+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, ontheleftcoast, sawgrass727

    Ugh...these Republicans are the worst.  How can any sane person look at them and think they are prepared to handle the issues facing our country...

  •  You don't win the White House when you should? (6+ / 0-)

    Total BS.  You should never win the White House given that your party is composed of bozos.

  •  This is a no win situation for Michael Steele, (8+ / 0-)

    for even if he and Reince Priebus get into a steel cage battle royal and Steele wins, people would just say, so what? Yeah, you won, but look who you beat...Reince Priebus.

    •  Your analogy is correct. Michael Steele as head (2+ / 0-)
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      gffish, NedSparks

      was major evidence of the degradation of the republican party.  He was a disgrace for lack of a better word.  Now, here he sits on all of the talk shows like he is an esteemed and hard working republican who has insight and knowledge.  It cracks me up.

      The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

      by nupstateny on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 04:47:42 PM PDT

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  •  Because for more than 30 years the media has (7+ / 0-)

    been telling them the Republicans are a valid party with ideas that are worth consideration. Lazy reporting of "the truth must be in the middle" has let the Republicans move the Overton window so far to the right that it's now across the street and in another building.

    You can't assassinate the character of any of modern conservative. You'd have to find where it was buried, dig it up, resurrect it, then kill it. And killing a zombie isn't really assassination, is it?

    by ontheleftcoast on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 03:13:49 PM PDT

    •  Dear DK (0+ / 0-)

      When I respond to a comment I expect it to anchor to that comment and not appear randomly elsewhere in the diary.

      You can't assassinate the character of any of modern conservative. You'd have to find where it was buried, dig it up, resurrect it, then kill it. And killing a zombie isn't really assassination, is it?

      by ontheleftcoast on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 03:21:05 PM PDT

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  •  Now this is a gun I can get behind (5+ / 0-)

    Do Pavlov's dogs chase Schroedinger's cat?

    by corwin on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 03:14:55 PM PDT

  •  Transcript Please. (0+ / 0-)
  •  Yeah. The black man did it. (0+ / 0-)

    Right man, right job and right time

    by Ianb007 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 03:31:27 PM PDT

  •  on this 50th Anniv of issuance of Gideon (0+ / 0-)

    I decided to write about it. was the result and I invite you to read it.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 03:56:20 PM PDT

  •  hmmm (0+ / 0-)

    I wonder today what is worse. Having no money, or having some money and being afraid to spend it.

    Sort of like what is worse for a smoker. Having no cigarettes, or having some, but no light.

    It's a weird stress kind of thing.

  •  Michael Steele deserved to be fired as RNC chair (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm certainly no fan of Reince Preibus and while it's true that the GOP did well when Steele was RNC chair, how much credit should he really get for that? I would give more credit to a bad economy and the committee chairs who were responsible for recruiting candidates.  

    On the other hand, Steele does have a lot of responsibility for the RNC's finances. And they seemed to really bad by the end of his two year term.

    •  I wonder about the reality too (0+ / 0-)

      I did some checking and this 2010 Daily Beast article affirms my sense of what really happened:

      The chairman of the Republican National Committee would normally get to take a few bows when his party wins big. But Michael Steele seems to have made news mainly when he was messing up, trying to explain why he had called Afghanistan “a war of Obama’s choosing,” or described abortion as an “individual choice,” or wrote a book without telling his colleagues.  

      “He was fundamentally irrelevant,” says Castellanos, who once called for Steele’s resignation. “A distraction. Didn’t help or hurt.”  

      Steele has been a punchline, no question, especially since an operative dropped $2,000 at a lesbian-themed nightclub. But Steele’s spokesman, Doug Heye, says the RNC raised $175 million in this cycle—more than the DNC did in 2006—and pumped that cash into the party apparatus. On Sept. 15, he says, Steele got on a big red bus—emblazoned with the sign “Need a Job? Fire Pelosi”—for a tour that has taken him to 40 states.

      Really? Rolling out a bus just six weeks before the election made all the difference?  Who pays attention to campaign buses?

      I'll take a stab at this: Steele knew he wanted to ride the impending 2010 wave and had really done nothing so far but be a distraction.  So he came up with the bus idea to make sure that his ego and name were in the limelight.   Crass self-serving politics.

      I think if Steele deserved the credit, then the GOP would have retained him when he ran again for the chair.  Instead, he couldn't muster in a win in four rounds of voting and finally gave in to Preibus becoming the next chair.

  •  I'm all for anyone gloating at Priebus's expense (1+ / 0-)
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    but imo Republicans won all those midterm seats in 2010 because the media was still pretending the Tea Party was full of patriots, because that was fun (or something) for their lazy butts. And because the health care battle divided the Democrats, with some so angry and oppositional it sapped enthusiasm. With Republicans and media in the first swoon of Tea Party love, and Dems staying home after months of being told Obamacare was worse than nothing, it didn't matter who was RNC chair. If it had been Priebus, he'd be the one boasting about those wins. For someone with Steele's stunning lack of talent and savvy to claim it was about his leadership? Well fine, since it must annoy the hell out of Priebus. But I haven't seen a bit of political prowess in either.

    In fact, I can't really think of anyone who could fill the position today who is competent to turn things around. It would take someone honest, with the resolve to stand up to the party's crazies and make it wake up. And that person would never get elected Chair.

    "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love." Mitt Romney

    by scilicet on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 04:35:16 PM PDT

  •  Anyone catch "on board to go into debt to win"? (1+ / 0-)
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