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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:39 AM

Bobo (David Brooks) is calling for the GOP to split- I couldn't agree more!

A Second G.O.P.
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: January 28, 2013

On the surface, Republicans are already doing a good job of beginning to change their party. Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana gave a speech to the Republican National Committee calling on Republicans to stop being the stupid party, to stop insulting the intelligence of the American people.

Representative Paul Ryan gave a fine speech to the National Review Institute calling for prudence instead of spasmodic protest. The new senator for Texas, Ted Cruz, gave a speech to the same gathering saying the Republicans should be focusing on the least fortunate 47 percent of Americans.

But, so far, there have been more calls for change than actual evidence of change. In his speech, for example, Jindal spanked his party for its stale clichés but then repeated the same Republican themes that have earned his party its 33 percent approval ratings: Government bad. Entrepreneurs good.

In this reinvention process, Republicans seem to have spent no time talking to people who didn’t already vote for them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/opinion/brooks-a-second-g-o-p.html?_r=1&

Why stop there, David? Split into 3, 4 or 5 pieces!

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n2doc Jan 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #1
magical thyme Jan 2013 #2
sadbear Jan 2013 #3
emulatorloo Jan 2013 #4
sadbear Jan 2013 #5

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:42 AM

1. Maybe they could fracture into 25 pieces to more resemble the Democrats.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:52 AM

2. he conveniently skips the second half of his "core conflict"

"The core American conflict, in this view, is between Big Government and Personal Freedom."

Let's not forget the core mental conflict that enables Republicans to cherish "personal freedom" even while they insist on the right to probe their noses up every woman's vagina in order to keep an eye on her lady parts.

Really, they are a mass of internal, irrational contradictions. But by all means, they should start by splitting into two "factions." Enough energy applied at the right point in space-time, and that first split could initiate a chain reaction of explosions into many tiny pieces.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:55 AM

3. I saw that Ted Cruz speech.

I'm not sure how Brooks gleaned that Cruz said Republicans should be focusing on the least fortunate 47 percent of Americans. Cruz's speech sounded like the same ole' gop bullshit to me. Did I miss something?

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Response to sadbear (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:58 AM

4. Cruz is high octane teabagger as far as I am concerned.

Brooks is grasping at straws.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:04 AM

5. Cruz is going to rise quickly in the GOP.

I suspect he'll be their whip before his next election, and they'll probably start calling him their intellectual leader like Paul Ryan in the House. Sadly, Paul Sadler tore him apart in all the debates last year, all the debates that hardly anyone in the state actually watched. As a Texan, I know Cruz is probably going to piss me off more than anyone else in the Senate.

It'll be interesting to see if they try to get the Canadian-born Cruz to run for president. If not for his birthplace, I'd have no doubt in my mind.

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