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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:06 PM

The conservative implosion continues

The ugly, funny-if-it-wasn’t-scary truth about our right wing overlords keeps emerging as 2012 comes to a close. Last week we learned that House Speaker John Boehner is a pathetic hostage to the Tea Party crazies in his caucus, while the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre shared his delusions at a post-Newtown press conference where he memorably intoned: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” – ignoring the fact that gun “enthusiast” Nancy Lanza was murdered by her own guns, which then slaughtered 20 first-graders and six educator-heroes, plus her disturbed and ultimately suicidal son Adam.

Then over the weekend we discovered that the late Andrew Breitbart’s empire of hate is imploding, and the ridiculous Dana Loesch is trying to use the lifeboat of labor law to flee the ship of bullies she once helmed.

Most recently, on Christmas Day those of us who loathe Dick Armey received the gift of Amy Gardner’s Washington Post expose, which detailed the way he tried to take over FreedomWorks backed by a gun-toting thug, and wound up, defeated, with an $8 million golden parachute. Here’s the gist:


walked into the group’s Capitol Hill offices with his wife, Susan, and an aide holstering a handgun at his waist. The aim was to seize control of the group and expel Armey’s enemies: The gun-wielding assistant escorted FreedomWorks’ top two employees off the premises, while Armey suspended several others who broke down in sobs at the news.

Yes, the attempted coup took place over Labor Day weekend, but the fact that the factions are continuing to use the media for revenge is just another sign that the forces of backlash unleashed in 2009 are coming undone.

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/26/the_conservapocalypse_continues/

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 OP
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #1
rustydog Dec 2012 #2
gordianot Dec 2012 #3
cbrer Dec 2012 #4
wandy Dec 2012 #5
Flashmann Dec 2012 #6
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:09 PM

1. Just like the Nazi once people realize who they are and what they are normal honest people

 

don't want to belong to this organization. Sweet justice and it all comes out in public. You just can't write this stuff.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:22 PM

2. Of course tough-talking, fit-throwing name-calling Armey

Lacked the spine to arm himself and do the same thing....Oops, I forgot, he's a Republcan.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:24 PM

3. How long before we hear the gun toting crazies actually start shooting each other?

Ernst Rohm all over again with another "night of the long knives". Radical movements seem to be infected with this disease where they act on the propaganda they use to sell their hate.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:26 PM

4. This could get very ugly

 

Very quick. Acknowledging our gun culture means (additionally) that when armed thugs show up at some places, violence can erupt. As the GOP loses relevance, and is destined for the dustbin of history, its power grabs and death throes could get crazy (ier?).

It's possible they could pull out a save. And get back to some position resembling sanity. But considering their pandering to gun nuts, religious fundamentalists, ignorant worker bees, and sociopathic individualists, it doesn't seem likely...

I would also hope that we could eventually approach something like reasonable debate, and less demonizing on the hill too. I'll put it on my Christmas list for next year...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:18 PM

5. If it weren't so sad it would be funny........

The blue blooded, flea bitten, tea bag buggers and their wannabes have done so much harm to this country it is beyond belief. My hope is that their undoing is slow, painful and comical.

No Teapublicans, their is not a Santa Claus, but their is a "special hell".

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Response to wandy (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:58 PM

6. YES!!!

Most especially the PAINFUL part..........

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:07 PM

7. Democrats and liberals really need to talk up the dangers of circular firing squads

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