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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:37 PM

"Annihilate! Obama’s very secret plot to end the Republican Party"

Annihilate! Obama’s very secret plot to end the Republican Party

BY MICHAEL KINSLEY at the New Republic

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112493/republican-self-pity-obamas-secret-plot-end-gop#

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But what’s going on now is different. Now it is the politicians themselves, and their affiliated media, which complain loudly about feeling bullied by their opponents. So far, the disease has only spread among Republicans. Big, bad President Obama, creepy Harry Reid, that B-word Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the gang of toughs called the Democratic Party are picking on the poor defenseless GOP. As a campaigning theme, it seems insane. The GOP has long prospered by portraying Democrats as the wimps, dangerously weak and unfit for command. Does the name Michael Dukakis ring a bell? And in really heady moments, like 1984, when Reagan earned his second term, or 1994 and 2010, when sweeping victories in off-year elections seemed to foretell an imminent landslide, Republican fantasies of one-party rule involved the triumph of their party, not humiliation by the other side.

In fact, moaning about how weak you are compared with the opposition seems so obviously a political mistake that we can only reach one conclusion: This must be sincere.

Rush Limbaugh recently spent two days of his radio show wallowing in political self-pity. “I have alerted you and anybody who will listen that what the objective is at the White House is the annihilation of the Republican Party, the elimination of all viable opposition—and on a personal level. You know, not just to annihilate Republican Party/conservative ideas, but also people, the people who carry them, the people who believe in them.”

What on Earth does he mean by “annihilation”? And not just of ideas, but of people? Should we expect pogroms against Republicans in Obama’s second term? Even Rush can’t mean that. So does “annihilation” mean anything more than just trying to defeat the other party’s candidate on Election Day, a tradition that Republicans ordinarily acquiesce to and often thrive at? If neither of these, “annihilation” must mean that Obama and the Democrats are cheating in some way. In what way is not clear. It sometimes seems as if Republicans think that their ideas are so superior that any Democratic victory is cheating by definition.

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applegrove Feb 2013 OP
Dpm12 Feb 2013 #1
Andy823 Feb 2013 #2
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #3
Lint Head Feb 2013 #4
abbeyco Feb 2013 #5
muntrv Feb 2013 #6
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #7
DiverDave Feb 2013 #8
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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:40 PM

1. No more Repubs?

YAY!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:46 PM

2. Interesting

From what I have been seeing in the republican party, they are bringing about the "end of their party" all by themselves, and doing a pretty good job of it if I do say so myself!

I think the problem has to do with idiots like Rush who run their mouth and make the party look like the true selfish ass holes they really are. Of course Rush has lots of help with fox news, and let me not forget Glen Beck and most of all the brain dead crazy base of tea party nuts that the party created, but now are trying so hard to get rid of. What I see is the party imploding very nicely, and I don't think president Obama has to do anything to accomplish the implosion!

"General" Karl Rove seems to be bent on taking down the tea party, and the tea party clowns are going to do all they can to stay alive and keep the big money from the Koch brothers coming in. Should be a sight to see if you as me! And the good thing is both Rove and the tea party lose in the end!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:48 PM

3. Thank goodness we have drones...(sarc.)...n/t

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:52 PM

4. Po itty bitty weepubs.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:14 PM

5. Shhhhhhhhhhhhh - It's supposed to be a big secret!

No one is supposed to be all talkative about the secret annihilation plan - didn't everyone get the message from Agent Mike?!

Seriously...the paranoia on the right is getting funnier and more stupid by the day.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:21 PM

6. The republickers are self annihilating.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:26 PM

7. Excellent post. Who knew the President was so powerful.

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:29 AM

8. Gawd, they are stupid

say anything do ANYTHING, but take responsibility?
Nope.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:35 AM

9. Their minds are dissolving in their own acid.


They have lost the ability to distinguish cause from effect.

They probably won't be around much longer. Never having developed any capacity for change or self-criticism, they can't understand why and think it must something that someone else is doing to them. They are entirely sincere and can only reach for explanations that make them feel comfortable.

Having contributed nothing but poison to the human political experience for decades, they have become incapable of generating useful political content and are now worthless. They can kind of tell, but are far too frightened to look at themselves. They instinctively understand that the scale of their self-betrayal will simply crush them.

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