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iswideopen
Never Give Up; EVER
10:33 PM on 04/13/2009
Don't get carried away just yet. The republicans will see this headline and beef up the "GOP" far right wing hatred. But then again, that is why they were rejected in the 2008 presidential election. OK. "Carry on" with the ignorance, republicans. The "south" loves ya.
GonzoFactor
Rationality and rationalization are not the same
10:32 PM on 04/13/2009
Baloney. NOTHING is permanent, especially in politics. Everything is cyclical.
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whit4brains
10:27 PM on 04/13/2009
Sweet!
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dimplesmile7
10:25 PM on 04/13/2009
The republican party has been on the decline for years. When Bush took office that was the final nail in their coffin. You can't keep focusing on the rich and ignore the bigger population of America. You can't depend on the white vote only. You can't be down on unions and the small guy all the time! The chicken have come home to roast! The problem with the GOP is there was growth or change in the party over the years. They have no flexibility and display that old fashion deep seeded hatred that no one wants anymore. The country and its population has changed. There are not enough old white people in the country to win political races. You ran off the few minority groups you had because of all of that hate during your rallies. The tea party will be no different. It is old and tired and nobody want the republican way of running things anymore.
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peterg76
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10:09 PM on 04/13/2009
The Republican Party, *in its current form*, is on the decline. Democrats will still have to try harder if they want people's votes.
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Articulator
09:53 PM on 04/13/2009
The GOP has spent many years villainizing those who are struggling financially which is kind of a difficult position from which to win an election when millions of hard working Americans are losing their jobs for doing nothing more than getting up every day and going into work and working hard.
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Rjchinook
10:51 PM on 04/13/2009
Americans who have lost their jobs and/or their home as a result of the Bush administration's policies will figure it out. My hope is that reality will lift their stupidity.
09:37 PM on 04/13/2009
Well, something must have changed over the years... I grew up in Georgia and based on that experience nothing could have convinced me that Obama would win the election...until he won the election.

RWP (rest without peace) Republicans. Death is what happens when the focus of your party is abortion and gay marriage.
10:42 PM on 04/13/2009
The focus of our party us tax cuts and national security. The focus of your party is demonizing sarah palin
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gramma61
Pop popcorn without a lid.
11:39 PM on 04/13/2009
And your party has done a bang up job indeed!

Hats off from trying to save the wealthy from that tax increase all the way back up to the Clinton era rate two years from now.

And national security,again, kudos.Too bad Bush and Co. was geographically challenged and wound up making the entire country of Iraq necessary collateral damage so we wouldn't to fight the extremists "here". So what they are only people too.Oh yeah, there were a ton of other "reasons' for that pre emptive strike.

What has that cost us? And how many tax cuts will it take to pay for that?
12:14 AM on 04/14/2009
oh my god. you have totally nailed us. that IS ALL we live for. the governor of alaska is totally controlling our lives. nothing is more important than opposing anything she does.

our children are going hungry, college students are skipping classes, police are shirking their duties to see that sarah looks silly when she says something. i thank god every day for giving my life a purpose the day she was announced for the republican ticket.

dude, how did you totally, flawlessly, read every one of our liberal, pointless, welfare-supported minds?
09:35 PM on 04/13/2009
Awesome. The end of America is now official.
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cbat
09:45 PM on 04/13/2009
Stop being such a drama queen.
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dimplesmile7
10:08 PM on 04/13/2009
American will be just fine without you!
09:34 PM on 04/13/2009
When dealing with social science, you can never be certain about anything.

I wouldn't be counting my chickens just yet.

Sorry, but my pessimistic and rational side tend to overlap.
10:46 PM on 04/13/2009
You are perceptive. Each party makes this claim when they get into power. So far it hasn't panned out for either of them. Thank goodness. Both parties get drunk with power when they're in charge too long. It's best for the country to decentralize power by frequent flushing of the congressional bowl.
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legalclubs
09:33 PM on 04/13/2009
I love polls which come from people who have an strong agenda regarding a subject that suprisingly find their poll results match their views. Like the smoking industry doing a medical poll finding that tabocco use isn't addictive and doesn't cause cancer. Don't you have to take that with a grain of salt? 4 out of 5 dentists recommend a particular gun...coke taste better then pepsi (or vice versa).

Anyway, John McCain, who might very well be the least charasmatic presidential candidate since Al Gore, went up against Obama, likely the most charasmatic politition since Kennedy, still got 46% of the popular vote. 46%!!! If just 4 out of every 100 voters switched sides we would be discussing President McCain. This doesn't sound like a permanent realignment to me.
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walkaway
10:17 PM on 04/13/2009
what a joke! A young black man with the middle name of Hussein wins the presidency from a well liked, white senior senator and war hero.

I love Obama but two years ago no one would ever believe it. I think we got a great president but the only way it happened was a shift in America that has all but destroyed the republic party and certainly hobbled the conservative right wing.
GonzoFactor
Rationality and rationalization are not the same
10:32 PM on 04/13/2009
"Well liked" is, to say the least, in the eye of the beholder. Definitely not mine.
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stepper
Lord of the Realm
10:46 PM on 04/13/2009
Legal, Did you miss the part where even the Republican pollsters agreed with the demographic trends? Everyone seems to agree that if the Republican party doesn't change, it will never attract votes from the growing demographics and will be the permanent minority. Well, everyone but you. You think 4 people out of 100 will change their votes.
02:04 AM on 04/14/2009
If Rush Limboss continues to have power and influence among the GOP/Neocons than the changing demographic they have to appeal will probably be ignored and scorned by the likes of Limblobb and his toxic minions. If the moderate wing of the Republican leadership decides that the GOP must attract a more diverse demographic, thugs like Limboss will seek to destroy such a pursuit.
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dimplesmile7
09:27 PM on 04/13/2009
Hey reschmuks you might want to add a little something to your tea to ease the pain of defeat!
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09:26 PM on 04/13/2009
I'm white, but I say, ' thank god for the ever increasing hispanic population & their huge part in helping to elect Obama. the future of the republican party is very bleak indeed! :)
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Tom Joad
"While there is a lower class, I am in it "
09:20 PM on 04/13/2009
In the long march of history, progressive ideals always prevail - eventually. Economic hard times are particularly conducive to advancing progressive ideals. During these times, when people lose so much, the begin to visualize a world as they would like it to be and reject the world as it is (in part because it is unbearable as it is). When enough people develop a common vision of a better place, it begins to happen. I think we are approaching one of these tipping points for the better.
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MyNameIsJames
What should a person say in their micro-bio
09:14 PM on 04/13/2009
So its really true? We DO actually "Surround Them"!
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MichaelMcKLA
I'm moving to Pandora.
08:56 PM on 04/13/2009
It's the Democrats' game to lose, certainly.

The GOP isn't doing itself any favors with its intolerant, rabid, religious political fringe behavior.