Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:41 PM
berni_mccoy (17,613 posts)
And So With Benghazi Goes Any Remaining Credibility of the GOP
Recently, I noted how the GOP was imploding and Benghazi had become their desperate grasp at relevancy.
With this trumped up controversy now fully put to rest and thoroughly disregarded by the media, the GOP has just pissed away any remaining credibility they had.
They have shown themselves to be wrong and regressive on social policy, wrong and regressive on economic policy, wrong and regressive on budget policy and finally wrong and regressive on foreign policy.
It's over. As Obama declared, the GOP is now in full on civil war with itself, trying to discover what remains of their party after the storm of progressive culture and policy that has swept through and continues to change this country.
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And So With Benghazi Goes Any Remaining Credibility of the GOP (Original post)
|Moral Compass||Nov 2012||#2|
|Surya Gayatri||Nov 2012||#3|
Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:01 PM
iemitsu (2,204 posts)
1. I think your assessment of the current state of the GOP is correct
except that you left out the fact that they still have all the money and control all the resources.
They should be irrelevant yet they hold most of the cards that dictate much about our system and our futures.
We need to "kick them while they are down" though I recognize that that is against the nature of many liberals (myself included).
We need to take the cards of our democracy back from the few and give them to the many.
The failure of republican policies and beliefs needs to be demonstrated and documented in an overtly public manner, over and over, until it becomes accepted truth. And those who have foolishly supported republican policies need to be nurtured and embraced by the rest of us so that they become the strongest defenders of a "kinder gentler America".
Otherwise, republicans will repackage themselves and continue to sell their snake-oil to gullible Americans.
Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:18 PM
Moral Compass (135 posts)
2. The Media will Eat Up Republican Convulsions
I agree will much of what you said. We may, in some ways, be watching the twitching of a still warm corpse. The Republican party in its current form may well be dead.
I watch this with some unease. Not because I feel any sympathy or empathy for these heartless psychopaths, but because of the damage they can do while the body decays.
The media, including the left leaning media, will be eating up the sound and the fury that will come with a major party dying and then being reborn.
I don't see how Republicans can survive. Reaganism has been a proven failure that was always based on economic wishful thinking. Supply side economics was always, at its core, a yearning for a free lunch. Reaganism imagined sn Oz-like paradise where cutting taxes leads to more revenue and the government shrinks away to nothingness because regulation just isn't needed due to the all-powerful and infinitely wise free market. This vision of the world has always had less reality to it than found in a Grimm fairly tale.
Because this kind of radical magical thinking has led to a decades long purging of anyone remotely rational from the GOP there isn't really anyone left to bring them back into the light of reason. All their thinkers and intellectuals have long since become independents or, worse still, Democrats. Even Barry Goldwater thought these folks nuts by the time he died--if that gives you any indication of just how lunatic this fringe has become.
My fear is that they'll not go gently into their good night. And in making all their furious noise they'll suck the air out of the national conversation that we should be having right now. The Republicans have finally shown their true colors in all their nasty, simple meanness. The ugliness just came pouring out, first in their convention which resembled a white power rally more than a major party convention, and then in the constant, so-called gaffes that were more unwitting revelations of truth.
These people are mean and they don't like being told they're wrong and they're willing to fight over it. This cast of idiots has already announced to the world that they don't see anything wrong with their ideas and message there was just something wrong with their packaging.
The death throes are going to be violent and there will be collateral damage. The media. always eager for a great story, will feast on this. I just hope we survive it intact and not in civil war.
Response to Moral Compass (Reply #2)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:08 PM
Surya Gayatri (4,603 posts)
3. What you said!
"I watch this with some unease. Not because I feel any sympathy or empathy for these heartless psychopaths, but because of the damage they can do while the body decays."
With the shear, staggering wealth that they command, they are perfectly capable of buying their way back--first reappearing as undead zombie state legislators, and finally federal Congress Frankensteins.
Until the wooden stake of demographic death has been driven squarely through their rotten hearts, they will just keep on coming like in "Night of the Living Dead".
“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ― Anne Lamott