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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:06 PM

Eugene Robinson....The Republicans still don’t get it

I know it’s early, but I have a sinking feeling the Republican Party is taking all the wrong lessons from last week’s election. Short term, that’s a boon for Democrats. Long term, it’s a problem for the country.

The GOP should be listening to reasonable voices such as that of Newt Gingrich. Yes, I used the words “reasonable” and “Gingrich” in the same sentence. He has occasional moments of lucidity, and one came on the “Today” show when he said Republicans “need to stop, take a deep breath and learn.”

“I was wrong last week, as was virtually every major Republican analyst,” Gingrich said. “And so, you have to stop and say to yourself, ‘If I was that far off, what do I need to learn to better understand America?’”

The voices the party should ignore include those claiming that House Republicans, by retaining their majority, won some sort of mandate to continue pushing a radical conservative agenda. And yes, Gingrich has made this argument as well. The fog lifts, the fog descends.


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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:11 PM

1. It's good for us that they just don't get it. And when America

sees them behaving so radically extreme and doing it is such a grand petulant way, 2014 will finish them off and give us the Super-Majority!

I guy can dream, yes?

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:19 AM

3. we're dreaming the same dream (see post below)

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:18 AM

2. let them continue to make themselves ridiculous and horrible for all to see

and that will be that.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:53 AM

4. I'd much prefer they return to sanity as a party, and become nationally viable again.

If the right-wing party is run by the Birch Society loons, the party to it's left has a whole lot of territory they can claim to the right of center. I'd prefer the Republicans trash the loons and occupy the rational right-of center, and force the Democrats to move to the left.

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