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Sat Oct 19, 2013, 02:25 AM

Writer For Major Conservative Publication Hopes Democrats Win Back House In 2014

The American Conservative hopes Democrats take back the House from loony Republicans.

In a column titled “The Strangelove Republicans,” conservative columnist Rod Dreher roundly criticized the Republican Party for insanely holding America hostage. He also blasted them for singing Amazing Grace while the country faced destruction at their own hands:

“Maybe there won’t be a long-term fallout from this, but I tell you, it’s very hard to see entrusting power to a party that behaves this way, that manufactures crises like this for its own short-term political gain,” Dreher wrote. ”The Republicans, having lost their mind, have destroyed their brand… They cause this looming disaster — which, make no mistake, would be a global disaster — and then stand there singing a freaking hymn amid the ruins of their party, and the potential crash of our economy! Raving loonies, the lot.”


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/10/18/american-conservative-rod-dreher/

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Reply Writer For Major Conservative Publication Hopes Democrats Win Back House In 2014 (Original post)
ashling Oct 2013 OP
Tx4obama Oct 2013 #1
Cha Oct 2013 #5
nxylas Oct 2013 #6
Cha Oct 2013 #7
Tarheel_Dem Oct 2013 #2
Hekate Oct 2013 #3
Cha Oct 2013 #4
leeroysphitz Oct 2013 #10
madokie Oct 2013 #8
B Calm Oct 2013 #9
brer cat Oct 2013 #11

Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 02:30 AM

1. Wow!!! This is a REAL article.

I actually had to go to the link in the OP real the whole thing to make sure it was NOT satire.
It's hard to tell sometimes nowadays.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 03:11 AM

5. It's the BEST, Tx! Rod sounds English!

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 05:22 AM

6. He's not English

From Louisiana originally, I think, though he was on the editorial board of the Dallas Morning News at one time.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 05:50 AM

7. Thanks for that, nxylas.. I guess I was just going by when he

said "the lot".. which is an expression I've heard those in England say.

"They cause this looming disaster — which, make no mistake, would be a global disaster — and then stand there singing a freaking hymn amid the ruins of their party, and the potential crash of our economy! Raving loonies, the lot.”

Seems like sane a conservative.. and quite spot on when describing our Strangelovian Republicons.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 02:48 AM

2. Rec #5!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 02:53 AM

3. "then stand there singing a freaking hymn amid the ruins of their party"~~ This is delightful!

On Thursday I had coffee with a friend of mine who's on a county commission with me (that is, we met there and became friends). She's a small-businesswoman who was joining me in being beyond appalled at the show the GOP just put on. Then she said she's still registered Republican, but has not voted for any of them in so many years she can't remember the last time.

It's so important for the health of our political system for our opposite number to be rational, of good will, and have a broad center. My friend is part of that broad center -- but it's gone from the GOP and so is she.

Thanks for this article ashling.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 03:10 AM

4. Wow! that conservative writer, Rod Dreher, said it

Best! He sounds English..

"They cause this looming disaster — which, make no mistake, would be a global disaster — and then stand there singing a freaking hymn amid the ruins of their party, and the potential crash of our economy! Raving loonies, the lot.”

snip//

The Strangelove Republicans

"Can you imagine the situation this country would be in if Republicans controlled both houses of Congress right now? Or if we had a President whose administration gets jerked around by Heritage Action in the same way that House Republicans do? It would be a trainwreck, and “reasonable” Republicans like Nunes would still be on television saying they understand it’s a trainwreck, but by golly, operationally, they had no way to stop it.

There is no serious argument for Republican governance right now, even if you prefer conservative policies over liberal ones. These people are just too dangerously incompetent to be trusted with power.

Yes. I cannot believe I’m saying this, but I hope the House flips to the Democrats in 2014, so we can be rid of these nuts. Let Ted Cruz sit in the Senate stewing in his precious bodily fluids, and let Washington get back to the business of governing."



These Strangelovian Republicon-teabaggers do make a good case for not letting any of their breed anywhere near the White House Ever.

Thank you, ashling!


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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 07:43 AM

10. Precious bodily fluids, lol. Great reference he snuck in there.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 06:10 AM

8. You know the most delicious part in all of this is in knowing

that many of us knew this would ultimately happen when the teahadist first appeared on the radar.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 07:31 AM

9. Watching them self destruct warms my heart. There

is a brighter tomorrow.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 08:40 AM

11. kicking

for those who sleep later on Sat.

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