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Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:06 AM

Rmoney's nomination may put the GOP into third party status

Just hear me out.

Looking at all the grumbling the GOP has against Rmoney (justified for perceived), there is a divide three ways in the Republican Party.

First, they exorcised the old Rockefeller Republicans as well as the "Reagan Democrats" as being "liberal." As a result, they began to court the Religious Right and ones who live where the buses don't run. This pushes them further to the right.

Now, we look at them in 2012. We see the Republican Party fracturing into three specific movements:

1: The Republican Establishment: Crooked businessmen, billionaires with no scruples and those who feel they have something to lose if someone else becomes successful. These are people who love money, but hate others making it.

2: The Libertarian West: The ones west of the Mississippi River who believe freedom means less taxes, less regulation, more draconian punishments for criminals and more guns, guns, guns. These are the people who love America, but normally hate Americans.

3: The Bible Belt South: The ones south of the Mason-Dixon line that believe freedom means restriction anything they don't approve (abortion), dislike (media they do object to), object to (foreigners) or find icky (gay marriage). These are the ones who love Jesus, but hate his ideas and words.

Only one of these three are supporting Rmoney completely. This would be the Establishment. The Libertarians look at Rmoney as an East Coast regulator and big spender. They grudgingly accept Mittens simple because there is an "R" after his name. Most would rather have a gadfly like Ron Paul as the nominee.

The other group, the Bible Belt South, will only vote against Obama. They don't care if Pol Pot ran for President. Jesus doesn't approve of BLACK people in the WHITE House. That's the reason it's called the White House, or some such stupid crap like that.

However, while the Republicans in these three groups slow eat each other and the sniping continues, the newest abomination the GOP can think of as emerged: The Teabagger:

4: The Teabagger: The right wing's answer to the left wing's anarchist. These are people who have one simple philosophy: "I'm angry and I want people to listen to me, even if my anger is completely unjustified and misdirected." These are people who love nothing, and hate everyone, especially themselves (with the except of the ESTABLISHMENT that supports them. Koch/Rove/Armey, etc). The problem is the rank-and-file teabagger doesn't trust their financial supporters and doesn't tow the line. The only thing the tea party is interested in is complete governmental gridlock and chaos.

With all this infighting, Rmoney will need to attempt to be all things to all Republicans, and he is FAILING miserably. As a result, the roaches and rats are eating each other. Political cannibalism is usually something Democrats have done in the past, but Democrats seem completely unified behind, Obama, finally accepting the idea that getting 50% of the things you want is better than 0%.

The Republicans have become a party of coalition, where each part of the coalition believes their attitudes and wants trump the rest of the people in the Party. To watch this self-destruction is wonderful. The Republicans chose the most "milquetoast" candidate in their flock of clown-car rejects simply due the idea of "electability." Rmoney is the "most electable."

Welcome to the 2004 Presidential election, where a good candidate like Howard Dean lost to the electable candidate John Kerry. While many supported Kerry, he was not the first choice of most people. Dean, Edwards and Dennis had the most following. Rmoney was not the first choice of any Republican. He was the "logical" choice.

Welcome to 2004, folks. Only this time, the roles are reversed. As a result, the self-destruction of the Republican Party and the fracturing in to two or three parties against a solidly Democratic Party that is getting younger and hungrier may be exactly what the country needs to heal from the stupid shit that has crippled it pretty much since 1980, when some B-list actor was elected President.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:23 AM

1. I think most would rather have a REAL gadfly. They would need to see his papers & birth certificate.

 

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:27 AM

2. Bush Jr. (whom the GOP now feels is toxic), Palin and now Romney.

The GOP is fractured and falling to pieces before our eyes. We need to stop ascribing some kind of invincibility to them. Bullies only have power if you believe they are powerful.

The more of a meltdown they experience, the more they flail around desperately at women, gays and related 'red meat' issues.

The old white men are dying out.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:34 AM

3. They coalesce mostly around hatred of a particular individual, much like in "1984" (the book).

Of course the elites that run the party know the demonization of Obama is garbage, but the question remains, will the GOP be able to keep doing this once Obama finishes his second term? If they can't find a new "Goldstein", the party could fall apart. It's a dangerous game they're playing...

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:43 AM

4. There will always be a new "Goldstein."

Communists
Terrorists
Homosexuals
Atheists
"Abortionists"
Socialist, whatever the fuck that means at the moment.

I expect the next Democratic president to be a woman. Watch the sexism.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:53 AM

5. The GOP establishment still controls the mega $.

And the talibornagain and teabaggers still have the votes and the boots on the ground. Despite the infighting, they still need each other. I dont think there will be a split up until one of the groups can control a sizeable number of votes AND money.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 12:04 PM

6. Nixon's impeachment and resignation will be the end of the GOP

 

for generations. They'll never get the White House back in our lifetimes!

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Response to TouchOfGray (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 11:30 PM

7. Did I say that? No. I said that I see the Republican party FRACTURING

I didn't say they would not win elections. If they can keep their coalition of the idiotic together, they can win elections.

This isn't about a scandal.

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