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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:37 PM

Eric Cantor is the Speaker of the House...GOP Civil War Time!!!!

Eric Cantor may be the next Speaker of the House... Or some unnamed moderate. Either way, welcome to a GOP civil war

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Reply Eric Cantor is the Speaker of the House...GOP Civil War Time!!!! (Original post)
BrentWil Dec 2012 OP
a geek named Bob Dec 2012 #1
BrentWil Dec 2012 #2
a geek named Bob Dec 2012 #8
randome Dec 2012 #16
a geek named Bob Dec 2012 #20
randome Dec 2012 #21
a geek named Bob Dec 2012 #22
randome Dec 2012 #23
a geek named Bob Dec 2012 #24
rustydog Dec 2012 #3
BrentWil Dec 2012 #6
mimi85 Dec 2012 #19
kwolf68 Dec 2012 #4
BrentWil Dec 2012 #5
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #11
Tutonic Dec 2012 #7
Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #9
BrentWil Dec 2012 #13
lastlib Dec 2012 #10
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #12
BrentWil Dec 2012 #14
leftlibdem420 Dec 2012 #15
PCIntern Dec 2012 #17
amandabeech Dec 2012 #18

Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:38 PM

1. I expected the GOP to go down... just not this fast...

 

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:39 PM

2. Either the sane ones win the war...

Or they are done.

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:48 PM

8. ARE there any sane ones left? n/t

 

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:10 AM

16. I've been saying for some time they will go down just as the Soviet Union went down.

Once the momentum is up, the speed with which things unravel will surprise us.

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Response to randome (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:55 AM

20. times like these...

 

I don't know if we should celebrate, or send condolences.

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:06 AM

21. Getting what you wish for is not always a good thing, 'tis true.

But I'm still rooting for the collapse of the GOP. It won't ever be 'over' in the sense of a firm timeline we can all point to before historians research it, but before it reaches its zenith, I think we'll see some Republicans only too happy to vote with Democrats against the Tea Party faction.

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Response to randome (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:13 AM

22. When the GOP has fewer than a 30% share of the house, and the same in the senate...

 

I'm organizing the DU "death of the GOP majority" celebration.

What kind of wine does one serve at that kind of party? Or should we just go with beer?

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:18 AM

23. A 30% share sounds like a good time to ring the death knell.

As for what type of wine to serve: ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE!

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Response to randome (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:24 AM

24. I'll make a prediction that the remnants of the Tea-GOP-crazy coalition

 

holes up in a few states.

My Family of choice (well known in certain circles for our ability to cook and make booze) has collectively decided that we might not have enough time to make good booze. (Wine needs at least three years to really express the notes in the mix. Anybody can make frat boy - 3 week - mead. GOOD mead takes a year. Tully style Mead takes 12 years.)

We might have to stick with -shudder- store bought booze.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:40 PM

3. If Cantor takes speakership,

Tea Party numbnuts have a true voice in the party and the GOP will lose elections for a few cycles. guaranteed.

Rebranding won't work. you can't fix stupid,you can't rebrand bigotry and hatred.

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Response to rustydog (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:47 PM

6. That's why it could easily go the other way

And the really crazies are isolated...

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Response to rustydog (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:57 AM

19. Cantor

has had his eye on the speakership since the day Boehner got it. He always seems to be standing slightly behind ole John, ready to twist the knife a bit more. That smirk makes me ill. Isn't the date to elect a new speaker on Jan 5th? This should be good for a large popcorn.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:40 PM

4. There will be no moderate


Because to have a moderate means you need to find one. They are extinct in the greedy oil party.

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Response to kwolf68 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:46 PM

5. Should rephrase ....

The none destroy the country... Including g business... Wing of the party..

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Response to kwolf68 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:12 PM

11. That is what I'm saying!

Boner is pretty much as "moderate" as it gets in the old House TeaPubliKlans and Capitan Smarmy Dofus is not too far off.

As far as I can tell a "moderate" TeaPubliKlan is one that can refrain from extolling the godly virtues of rape in front of cameras and microphones. They are all wicked, greedy warmongers almost to the last. There used to be some paleocons that weren't so quick to jump into the wars and just didn't give two fucks about the people but at least weren't full of venom toward us. I guess something like them might be "moderate" nowadays but I think any of them that could get 90 votes is out.

Just the middle, never mind the fringe right, just the Broadway of the TeaPubliKlan party is looking batshit crazy in rearview and you can barely can be made out.

C'mon man! Paul Ryan is what passes for a serious thinking brainiac in that mob for crying out loud.

Who do they have?

Where do they get that crazy ass moderate stuff? It is loony tunes in its own right, what planet are these folks on talking that shit?

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:48 PM

7. I think its Paulie Boy. I think he has the nuts lined up

behind him. They're outside my window singing Christmas Carols now...LOL

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:59 PM

9. I would love for Democrats to take the House back but can we stand two years of Idiot Cant'er?

Besides him being Speaker it also puts him second in line for taking the presidents office. Obama and Biden will have to be very careful around the nut Cant'er, he just might get really crazy.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:12 AM

13. President Cantor...

That's scarry

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:09 PM

10. may it be long and bloody. with few survivors.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:54 PM

12. Yes.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:03 AM

14. I just hope the tea party loses. NT

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:05 AM

15. Sorry, Laguardia's been dead for years.

 

No moderates here folks.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:35 AM

17. Howard Cosell's ghost: Down goes Boehner! Down goes Boehner! Down goes Boehner! nt

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:53 AM

18. The pukes have the gavel. That means that no reasonable legislation will come to a vote

for two years.

Their war will likely mean a totally disfunctional government until the Dems retake the House in two years.

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