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07:49 AM on 03/23/2010
I'm not sure in America, but Germany elected a party of hate in the 1930's, so it can happen.
09:58 AM on 03/23/2010
Yes just look at 2008. The US voted for the party of HATE America.
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kladinvt
10:18 AM on 03/23/2010
Why does GOD HATE the Repugs????
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carhac66
10:07 AM on 03/23/2010
FYI -- Nazi never had 50% of the German vote until Hitler outlawed all other parties. Using fear, violence & intimidation they received 43% of the vote (after the communist party was blamed for the fire).
05:44 AM on 03/23/2010
The party of no,anger and sabotage.
05:19 AM on 03/23/2010
The Republican Party has gone to bed with Evangelical Christianity. This has engendered an element of righteous indignation whenever they are challenged or lose. How dare we question them or how dare God let them lose a vote or an election?

God, meanwhile, is busy ignoring them. He's busy bringing Spring to the Northern Hemisphere. He has His priorities straight. Spring will long outlast American politics.
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CarolinaDem
they DID take the last train for the coast!
05:54 AM on 03/23/2010
Not to mention Her most sublime inspiration: baseball!
07:37 AM on 03/23/2010
KINDA look like the SCRIBES and PHARISEES,and we all know what they were about,
and what they DEFINETLY DIDN"T KNOW.
05:12 AM on 03/23/2010
I call all that Republican rage "Tempest in a Teabag."
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Yepperday
07:16 AM on 03/23/2010
Brilliant!
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CarolinaDem
they DID take the last train for the coast!
04:19 AM on 03/23/2010
One thing we NEVER admit, to judge by MSM and book publishers, is the role that such angry backlash had upon minorities seeking decent standards of fairness and opportunity. Instead of upholding the noble purposes of the nation's struggle to integrate the victims of discrimination into its full life, the Republicans with Nixon and Thurmond chose to give self-evidently disingenuous lip service to the ideals of justice while using codes to whip up a frenzy of anger and bitterness. With George Wallace as their model, removed as a threat by an act of insane violence, they legitimated attitudes of anger and resentment toward the improvement of the lives of minorities as if their 'supporters' were somehow the victims and as if we all didn't have our whole future at stake in how we worked together to make it work.

Republicans simply sold out their country for votes, intentionally perpetuating class conflict and racism itself in order to keep enough political power to protect people like Nixon's Wall Street firm and the military/industrial/congressional complex doing well. They were very, very much still at it with Reagan as their disingenuous lip servicer in chief.
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Mr G
05:40 AM on 03/23/2010
Are we to believe that the Democrats and liberals were the party of decorum and civility during Bush's term? You can't be serious.

Conservatives watched leftists go berserk and whacko for eight years. It freaked us out just as badly. Welcome to the club. It is a worrisome feeling isn't it?

I think that liberals here fear one thing much more than anything else They don't fear the anger,
the hate speech, the outrage. They fear that in the next two elections, Conservatives will have much more passion and commitment to their cause than those on the left.

This coupled with an historic re-alignment by the independents from the left to the right in just over a year is truly terrifying. Obama could not have won without the independent vote. Now, it is mostly
the independents driving the Tea Party movement and pushing Republicans back to their roots.

Let's mix in a forecast by the White House of continued high jobless numbers for years to come,
exorbitant deficit spending, and continued gridlock in our wars, and the outlook for 2010 and 2012
does not look too rosy for the donkey party.

Dems invented hatred and violence. This kind of blabber is a waste. They fear losing, so they are using fear of the other side's outrage to maintain some semblance of control over their own voting
bloc. Hey, I thought using fear was a Republican tactic?
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CarolinaDem
they DID take the last train for the coast!
05:50 AM on 03/23/2010
I think I failed to make my point clear enough to keep you from missing it. My point was not about the effect on us liberals, who merely feel betrayed by Republicans. My point was that minorities have been effectively served notice that there is an entire party that cheerfully accepts the support of a population that despises them and shows only contempt for the ideal of honoring their citizenship as fellow Americans. That's not 'anger', that's treason. You guys are never going to escape responsibility for your undermining of the greatest effort at integration any modern nation ever undertook. and so far you haven't been exposed either.
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lordmi
05:50 AM on 03/23/2010
can You translate into English what a mess did You say?

Seems, palin's habit of word-salad is becoming popular...
in some circles of chicken brains.
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03:05 AM on 03/23/2010
I just read the Washington Post article cited in this piece. Shame on your Republicans. Shame. You let the side down. How could you behave in such an undignified manner. You are the party of no and the party of anger. I cannot hear what you're saying. I can't stand to listen to you when you speak with such anger and disrespect. Your hatred and anger are ugly and will not win me over, will not get me to consider your causes. I'm done with you.
02:16 AM on 03/23/2010
Didn't Rush publicly announce he'd leave the U.S. if health care passes? Is Rush a man of his words? As a loud-mouthed coward probably not, but if he DOES leave as promised then at least we'll have one less bigot on the airwaves to worry about.

So how about it Rush? Ya got yer passport handy? Don't forget though...your choices are restricted to countries without socialized health care. Can't have you being seen as a hypocrite and all...
02:41 AM on 03/23/2010
Lol, it would be funny if he did. It's not often that people today are actually made to stand by their words.

Sadly, I doubt it would effect his profits. He could easily continue his broadcasts from anywhere in the world. If anything it would probably buy him a few more fans among those who feel disenfranchised today. He may be a blatantly racist bigot but I tend to think that's mostly because that's what sells for his demographic. He can use leaving the country in this "time of tyranny" to his financial advantage same as he has used all his other divisive false dilemmas I'm sure.

I quit marketing because its a rather disgusting business selling people on the ideas of things you know are against their own interests. But anyone who thinks marketers and personalities don't use psychology and other sciences to best sell an idea, thing or person to their own (the marketers) best advantage regardless of the benefit or detriment to the buyer is fooling themselves. People accuse progressives of social engineering, but the true masters of social engineering can be found at the worlds top PR and Marketing companies where they everyday construct strategies to control whats hot/not, who's in/out, whats right/wrong and even whats factual/unknown.
03:02 AM on 03/23/2010
Hehe...that's very true. After watching several seasons of Mad Men, the line early on that still gets me the most is where Don Draper says "What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons."

I know it's just a silly fantasy of mine that Rush might actually leave, but it still gives me warm fuzzies dreaming about... ;)
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02:44 AM on 03/23/2010
He backtracked on that the same day he said it or maybe the next day. After all, what he says is satire (right, $$$arah?) and therefore not to be taken at face value.
03:54 AM on 03/23/2010
Awwwww, he did? DANG IT!!!
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12:45 AM on 03/23/2010
I've believed for a while now that despite all the rightist hype about a Democratic 'Waterloo' in November, the Republicans won't gain anywhere near what they think. It depends on the kind of turnout the Democrats whip up.
The Ugly Face of Republicanism (today's version) makes these neo-fascists their own worst enemies.

I think a majority of Americans are repelled by what they've been seeing and hearing from far-rightists.
01:30 AM on 03/23/2010
Even though I've lost a lot of faith in the democrats and the entire political process over the last year, I am motivated enough to vote on party lines just so these crazies don't have anyone else to tout this totalitarian BS.
I can only hope that this front the Republican party is backing today has a similar effect on rational individuals. I wish more of the would listen to Frum and try to constructively improve healthcare instead of screaming the sky is falling because they are just scary now.
01:51 AM on 03/23/2010
Lucky for the repubs that Sunday wasn't "take your daughter to work" night. It would be really tough to punish the kid for misbehavior at home or school after Daddy's public tantrums.
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12:21 AM on 03/23/2010
If you think this is bad, wait until they tackle immigration reform. It's going to get UGLY with the republicans.
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01:25 AM on 03/23/2010
I think we should start importing the world's poor all into the US. Its not fair that only Mexicans get access to the border! We should provide all the world's poor with the same opportunity to pull themselves up by walking across our border on their own two feet!

I think if we can bring in the worlds poor, which is about 3 billion people, we could really enrich this nation.
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Weirdwriter
01:55 AM on 03/23/2010
Psst. You're forgetting all those poor Canadians.
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01:56 AM on 03/23/2010
See what I mean?
03:59 AM on 03/23/2010
Speaking of, how about the bad timing of the immigration march? There were 200,000 people there the other day but they were completely ignored because of the Health Care Bill passage. There's no way they could have predicted that the vote would be Sunday when they first started planning the march but still...200,000 people! They didn't get ANY attention.
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08:17 AM on 03/23/2010
No kidding!

The local news here mentioned a group of protesters who were boarding buses to attend this march. Five buses left for Washington and I was thinking, "Oh man, is that some bad timing or what?" :(
dollyfedup
well behaved women seldom make history
08:40 AM on 03/23/2010
That was completely idiotic of them to march on that day during this time. They should have waited until the dust settled from the healthcare bill before marching for another reform bill. I'm sick of everyone expecting miracles from Pres. Obama in his first year. He is only one man and does not have the power everyone thinks he does. As you can see Congress is the one with the power.
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janpradder
12:08 AM on 03/23/2010
Limbaugh called for the right to go out and get the dems today. He insinuated violence. When will he/they stop? Of course never.
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masher
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01:27 AM on 03/23/2010
I read lots of the same things here. There is blogger saying the GOP is evil here. So what?

Both parties suck.
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06:25 AM on 03/23/2010
your link? I don't see the same thing you do. I also saw Rep. King whipping up the hate to "get them" meaning Democrats. Shameful in a member og congress or Senate. Sadly expected in Limbaugh.
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FlamingLibrul
12:01 AM on 03/23/2010
Lots of us in this country have plenty to be angry about. The difference between angry wingnuts and everyone else boils down to maturity levels and where these subhuman-acting people fall on the scale of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
12:40 AM on 03/23/2010
flaminglibrul: which means, as one post I read today, they have developed Tourette's syndrome
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CarolinaDem
they DID take the last train for the coast!
04:13 AM on 03/23/2010
with coprolaliac symptoms
08:26 AM on 03/23/2010
No, the difference is not maturity levels. The wingnuts are being stirred up by other wingnuts who know exactly what they are doing.
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FlamingLibrul
09:59 AM on 03/23/2010
Do you think mature, level-headed people allow themselves to be stirred up by bigotry and racism? Have you seen one rightwing poster say "Yeah, our side is behaving badly- we need to cut it out?" No, because they do not have the maturity level- which comes with normal human evolution- to interact with other rational adults.
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IntelligenceIsBliss
11:51 PM on 03/22/2010
I can tell you the last time a political party gained power on anger alone.

It was 1860, and the Southern Democrats, newly-formed after the land/slaveholding elites of the South blew up the Democratic convention and refused to support Stephen Douglas as a national candidate, because he would not promise not to negotiate the end of slavery..

They manipulated the racial and cultural hatred of southern whites against blacks and "Yankees" and called it "the will of the people." They refeused to recognize the legitimate election of Abraham Lincoln as President, which they knew would lead to Civil War.

And here we are, in 2010, having to fight the great-great-grandchildren of these same fomenters of hate and disunion. They are using the same tactics, willing to destroy anything and everything in order to cling to their antiquated notions of what it means to be an American.
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12:23 AM on 03/23/2010
Excellent.
Fanned.
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MyFatCat
I'm paid in catnip
01:30 AM on 03/23/2010
The Confederates are not in the attic...they are in the House.
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CarolinaDem
they DID take the last train for the coast!
04:11 AM on 03/23/2010
Nice!
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Rudy2shoes
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11:12 PM on 03/22/2010
I read somewhere that there are some unanticipated side-effects from prolonged use of Viagra that can cause hardening of the heart (along with other body parts) in patients who use the drug is at abusive levels. The condition is called late stage "curmudgeoning" or "far right ventricular palsy".
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masher
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12:00 AM on 03/23/2010
So your laughing because the Democrats just passed a bill that forces you to buy corporate insurance. Yeah, way to stick it to the man.
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Weirdwriter
01:58 AM on 03/23/2010
Naw, we're all laughing at you.
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MrBadExample
Friends call me ‘exampleicious’
11:10 PM on 03/22/2010
Stephen, the Republicans have always thrived in angry times. They stirred up resentment against Roosevelt through their 'twenty years of treason' meme in the 1950's, and Nixon and Agnew roiled joe lunchbox's anger at the elites through Agnew's 'nattering nabobs of negativism' speech. Nixon also launched the 'southern strategy' to pick up angry white voters disaffected by the Civil Rights act and bussing to achieve integration.

Repubs have been about anger ever since the New Deal, and they've gotten quite good at cultivating it.
11:08 PM on 03/22/2010
Liberals have selective amnesia. They were awful to Bush and there was terrible name calling against him. There is a real difference in philosophies between the two parties. Liberals are anti war- republicans think sometimes it is necessary. Liberals like big government & high taxes - republicans don't. Republicans are angry now. They don't like the country moving to more and more government control.
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masher
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12:03 AM on 03/23/2010
Historically liberals were for war and still are. These aren't wars of necessity which conservatives and liberal both support. These are nation building exercises which is traditionally a big government liberal idea.

I don't know when the GOP lost its conservative roots and starting thinking that nation building was something the government was capable of. The old conservatives were right. Government isn't the answer, its the problem. Today's "conservatives" are really more radically leftist than most liberals.
12:39 AM on 03/23/2010
Simple, they got the nation building bug when they found themselves with two "nations" that needed building. Before that nobody in the Bush admin cared for that kind of task. It actually hurt their phase IV planning, they disliked nation building so much. kinda ironic, when you think about it......
02:18 PM on 03/23/2010
Conservatives have always believed that government of the people, for the people and by the people is the problem.
12:10 AM on 03/23/2010
Excuse me? Were you not paying attention during the Bush Administration? "More government control"?

Sorry, but you have no credibility after that. DMCA, PATRIOT Act, wiretapping, routine violation of NSA, CIA, FBI, DoJ protocols.....

You also fail history - most wars were actually initiated by Democrats. Republicans seem to prefer undeclared actions that let them perpetuate corporate welfare for the rich.
12:27 AM on 03/23/2010
You fail history as well: Johnson and Truman "forgot" to declare war in Korea or Vietnam, Wilson birthed interventions in Mexico and Latin America, and even good ol' Jefferson waged war against the Barbary Pirates. "Undeclared" wars are the norm- not a rareity in our history. They have all had specific congressional approval or permission, including the ones we are fighting now. Inserting our current partisan politics into that historical record is dumb, don't do it.
But you put your finger on the anger points there, many conservatives feel betrayed by high government spending during the Bush years, as well as the increased government intervention in the security sector. By the way those aren't going to be nearly as intrusive as some of the Obama initiatives for increased economic control in your daily life. Do you really think that there is a satelite checking on your porn useage? Don't flatter yourself. Then the Repubs lost control of washington and conservatives saw things getting even worse, from their point of view. So they aren't really inconsistent, just very angry.