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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:03 AM

NYT's Maureen Dowd: A Lost Civilization

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?_r=0

A great read; try to see the rest if you can.



The Mayans were right, as it turns out, when they predicted the world would end in 2012. It was just a select world: the G.O.P. universe of arrogant, uptight, entitled, bossy, retrogressive white guys.

Just another vanishing tribe that fought the cultural and demographic tides of history.

Someday, it will be the subject of a National Geographic special, or a Mel Gibson movie, where archaeologists piece together who the lost tribe was, where it came from, and what happened to it. The experts will sift through the ruins of the Reagan Presidential Library, Dick Cheney’s shotgun casings, Orca poll monitoring hieroglyphics, remnants of triumphal rants by Dick Morris on Fox News, faded photos of Clint Eastwood and an empty chair, and scraps of ancient tape in which a tall, stiff man, his name long forgotten, gnashes his teeth about the 47 percent of moochers and the “gifts” they got.

Instead of smallpox, plagues, drought and Conquistadors, the Republican decline will be traced to a stubborn refusal to adapt to a world where poor people and sick people and black people and brown people and female people and gay people count.

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Reply NYT's Maureen Dowd: A Lost Civilization (Original post)
Scuba Dec 2012 OP
niyad Dec 2012 #1
ewagner Dec 2012 #2
Orrex Dec 2012 #8
byeya Dec 2012 #9
closeupready Dec 2012 #13
Paladin Dec 2012 #16
hfojvt Dec 2012 #18
Berlum Dec 2012 #3
Android3.14 Dec 2012 #15
randome Dec 2012 #4
tabasco Dec 2012 #5
Tutonic Dec 2012 #6
Voice for Peace Dec 2012 #7
The Wizard Dec 2012 #10
jwirr Dec 2012 #11
KittyWampus Dec 2012 #12
jwirr Dec 2012 #14
GatorLarry Dec 2012 #17
DallasNE Dec 2012 #19
Danascot Dec 2012 #20

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:06 AM

1. very good article

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:10 AM

2. from MoDo?????

That's pretty insightful for her!!!!!

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Response to ewagner (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:47 AM

8. I agree

From Dowd, anything more thoughtful than "Gore is effeminate" or "Kerry is an elitist" constitutes really high-end cerebral activity.

Bravo for the overpaid, overpraised hack.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:50 AM

9. Are you sure at the bottom in small print it didn't say "Dowd is on vacation and - wrote this"

 

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:37 PM

13. +1000.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:05 PM

16. Agreed. (nt)

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Response to ewagner (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:08 PM

18. you can usually count on Modo

to have her finger on the pulse of all the current cliches

From the snip, her article seems to be the usual tribal dreck, with Modo pretending to be part of OUR tribe.

Well, she is a white woman, and I guess the 27 million white women who voted for McCain ARE part of our tribe while the 19 million white men who voted for Obama are NOT.

At least, as the cliche turns.

Bang those drums, the tribe has spoken.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:15 AM

3. Scientific Materialists are next, say Mayun proFITS

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Response to Berlum (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:00 PM

15. I don't get it

I looked up scientific materialism and figured out some of the broad parameters for it, but this image doesn't seem to make sense. Could you help me understand?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:16 AM

4. I completely agree!

The tide has turned and the GOP is being swept away with it. They will still be around for a while, causing trouble, but for all intents and purposes their power is gone.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:16 AM

5. They will regroup, find a better actor to front their pernicious enterprise

and come back with a better plan to destroy the USA.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:19 AM

6. what? Chuck Norris talking to a light post?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:23 AM

7. I do hope she's right..

!!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:06 PM

10. They'll continue to throw a tantrum

until all the kicking and screaming leaves them exhausted or dead. History's dust bin awaits with an open door and red carpet. Let the death slide go down quickly.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:17 PM

11. This is the Maureen Dowd that I remember from the 60s. I have always wondered where she went.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:29 PM

12. Cocktail parties, that's where she went. Being invited to all the right places is her most important

priority.

Maureen Dowd sucks.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

14. But she did not back then.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:57 PM

17. Nice column!

I wish she were a little more consistent though.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:41 PM

19. But Bad Apples Keep Coming Back

We thought we got rid of Hoovernomics a long time ago, but no, Romney attempted to drag that back but it didn't work for him like it did for Saint Reagan and Bush the lesser. But that could be because he mixed in a little too much Nixon to make it work. While I like the thoughts of Dowd experience tells me that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and about 12 years from now a new snake oil salesman will somehow be successful and take the country backwards.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:38 PM

20. Great stuff:

Who would ever have thought blacks would get out and support the first black president? Who would ever have thought women would shy away from the party of transvaginal probes? Who would ever have thought gays would work against a party that treated them as immoral and subhuman? Who would have ever thought young people would desert a party that ignored science and hectored on social issues? Who would ever have thought Latinos would scorn a party that expected them to finish up their chores and self-deport?

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