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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:07 PM

Republicans mourn 'the day America died' and plot the path ahead

Source: LA Times

The morning after President Obama’s reelection, tea party activists and movement conservatives reacted with dejection, rage and considerable resolve — saying they just need a better national candidate and a purer distillation of their anti-tax, small-government message to win the presidency in 2016.

That did not inspire high hopes for compromise in Washington — where automatic tax increases and budget cuts loom even before Obama’s January inauguration. If there was one subject on which the political right made conciliatory noises, one day after Mitt Romney’s defeat, it was immigration. Republicans must think about the issue in new ways if they hope to expand their appeal among the growing Latino population.

Out in the land, though, some hard-core conservatives spared no hyberbole in expressing their anguish over Obama’s victory. The political blog for the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that a tea party group in Warren County, Ohio, sent an email Wednesday morning saying “the world mourns the loss of America. Socialists, welfare and unions took over this country yesterday. Today I wear black. The day America died.”

Not to be outdone, right-wing commentator John Stacy McCain (no relation to the U.S. senator from Arizona) fulminated at the “American Spectator” website in an essay entitled “Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption: Dark thoughts on the meaning of a catastrophic election.”


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-republican-reaction-obama-reelection-20121107,0,3211220.story

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JRLeft Nov 2012 OP
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #1
We are Devo Nov 2012 #46
Iliyah Nov 2012 #2
bjobotts Nov 2012 #39
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #3
savebigbird Nov 2012 #34
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #4
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #5
oldbanjo Nov 2012 #24
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #35
wordpix Nov 2012 #36
corkhead Nov 2012 #6
FiveGoodMen Nov 2012 #7
JRLeft Nov 2012 #10
Hydra Nov 2012 #17
FiveGoodMen Nov 2012 #19
begin_within Nov 2012 #8
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #9
mikeysnot Nov 2012 #11
thucythucy Nov 2012 #38
Ghost Dog Nov 2012 #43
cstanleytech Nov 2012 #12
Dubster Nov 2012 #13
Skittles Nov 2012 #30
adieu Nov 2012 #14
Skittles Nov 2012 #31
Ezlivin Nov 2012 #15
ladjf Nov 2012 #16
denvine Nov 2012 #18
Hydra Nov 2012 #20
SemperEadem Nov 2012 #21
DCBob Nov 2012 #22
Liberalagogo Nov 2012 #23
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #25
alarimer Nov 2012 #26
argiel1234 Nov 2012 #27
FreeBC Nov 2012 #28
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #29
defacto7 Nov 2012 #32
and-justice-for-all Nov 2012 #33
Monk06 Nov 2012 #37
ffr Nov 2012 #40
easychoice Nov 2012 #41
lunatica Nov 2012 #42
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #44
Union Scribe Nov 2012 #45

Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:10 PM

1. Bye bye to those teabagger guys

Drove their Chevy to the levy
something something

The day Amurica died!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:32 AM

46. Whiskey, rye.... n/t

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. Jeezus, this is the doomsday party.

Please give them some prozac pronto!

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:27 AM

39. The day the GOP died, not America

See...they still want to blame everyone else. These goobers never learn.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:11 PM

3. Key word.. "plot"

I wonder what they're planning now

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:55 PM

34. You know exactly what they're planning...

...reruns. Repeats of the past four years.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:11 PM

4. Well ...

The morning after President Obama’s reelection, tea party activists and movement conservatives reacted with dejection, rage and considerable resolve — saying they just need a better national candidate and a purer distillation of their anti-tax, small-government message to win the presidency in 2016.


So dies the modern gop's learning ability narrative.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:12 PM

5. "A purer distillation of their message"

Called it.

They really think their extremist message lost because it wasn't extreme enough. And had htey won, they would conclude it's a mandate to go even more extreme.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:02 PM

24. That was hard for me to beleive that

Romney should have gone farther to the right, I think they should break out the "kool aid".

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:00 PM

35. Yep. Kinda makes me look forward to 2016 or 2020

At the rate they're going the right will be batshit enough that the Democrats could run a cardboard box for president and they'd have to go annexing neighboring countries just to get enough electoral votes to express the scope of the landslides.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:05 PM

36. I'm looking forward to the R's eating their own, t-bags vs. "other"

It was bound to happen. The party of the rich meets the party of Jesus-loving, anti-abortion, poorly educated fundies. Looking forward to their intraparty war.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:13 PM

6. I wish gawd would rapture them already

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:14 PM

7. Take note, America

They have no intention of giving up.

They're mad they didn't get it all this time.

They'll cheat harder next time.

They'll eventually win unless the rest of us figure out that this IS civil war.

They are the enemy.

So are any 'bipartisans' out there.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:21 PM

10. +1

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:29 PM

17. I like what Carlin said

“The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”

I'm sure we'll still hear about "necessary compromise" and "good ideas" coming from the Grand Ol' Perverts.

We need to be sure to laugh every time it happens.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:39 PM

19. Yup!

I like nearly everything he said.

We sure need more truth-tellers like him.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:16 PM

8. The day their twisted version of America died. Not the real America.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:18 PM

9. It's time they tune out FOX and give this America a chance. They will find it is the true America.



It's meant to be the government of the people, by the people, for the people, and corporations are not people.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:21 PM

11. "the world mourns the loss of America."

The dude needs to site a source, his opinion does not count.

The only country that wanted Mittens to win was Pakistan.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:18 PM

38. "The only country that wanted Mittens to win was Pakistan."

I think the rulers of China would have been happy as well--Mittens being one of their principle "job creators" and such an admirer of their slave labor factories.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #38)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:55 AM

43. It is hard to imagine a popular majority in any country

in the world favoring the GOP approach to international affairs.

Not even in Israel.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:22 PM

12. You know whats scary is that just because they lost

this election doesnt mean they might not come back even more powerful than they were before like how the nazi party managed to do in Germany and we all know how that ended for Germany.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:23 PM

13. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:14 PM

30. Christie showed them how it is done

he put his people ahead of his party - AWESOME

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:24 PM

14. Agreed with many of the posters

The Tea Party should be politically ignored and bitchslapped every time they speak up. At the same time, they should be constantly monitored and neutered at every step towards anarchy or rebellion. This is a multi-headed snake that can't be killed. It must be tamed and held in check.

The smarter republicans, people like Colin Powell and Condi Rice (I'm no fan of hers by any stretch, but she does have some intelligence) will see the writing on the wall and will move to the Democratic party. Expect to see a sea change. Heck, I might imagine if there is more of an impasse in the House, that a number of level headed GOP congresscritters will switch party to get things moving in the right direction. Leave the die hards like Boehner and Cantor to wrangle with their crazy uncles from the Tea Party side, and bring in the moderates like... geez are there any?

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Response to adieu (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:15 PM

31. how are Colin and Condi "smart"?

the both pimped for a war BASED ON LIES - they are DISGUSTING

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:28 PM

15. They can't make a "purer distillation" of bullshit

Even if Jesus deigns to help them.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:28 PM

16. The Tea Party if racing head long down the path to Irrelevancy, from which there is

no return. nv

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:32 PM

18. They are an evil force to be aware of

but today, their misery is my happiness.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:46 PM

20. They're about 32 years too late

Reagan coming in on an act of Treason was when our nation died.

We're STILL trying to clean up the mess.

If they want to be the American Taliban, they can leave and do it in Somolia.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:50 PM

21. it's not enough that the corpse is dead

they have to also defecate on it--yeah--that'll do the trick.

going harder in the paint clearly is not the answer--that's exactly what this country just rejected. The fact of the matter is: the tea party have been soundly, roundly and unequivocally rebuked in no uncertain terms. In two more years, the rest of that vermin will be swept out of the House and Senate.

those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. We made ourselves clear 4 years ago---we just made ourselves even more clear last night. WE will make ourselves way more clear in 2 years.

The world is beyond excited and relieved that we've re-elected the President. I understand that in that alternative universe in which delusion reigns supreme for these gits, it's hard to believe that the truth and the facts are not on their side, but... ... well, I'll just let my signature say the rest....

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:51 PM

22. The only thing that died was the belief that billionaires could buy an election.

cheers!

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:51 PM

23. Breaking News:

Drug and grocery stores around the country are running out of diapers, butthurt cream, and cheese (to go with the whine which the RW NEVER seems to run out of).

Really, I can't believe anymore that any of them are sane adults. They are throwing the BIGGEST temper tantrum the world has ever seen.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:09 PM

25. Why do they hate America?

Americans voted Obama a second term, soundly defeating the Republican candidate in EVs. All this was done according to the Constitution, which conservatives say they revere. So why do they hate the Constitution?

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:10 PM

26. How can these people be so vile?

I mean, Bush won in 2004 in what was probably a closer election, yet he had a "mandate."

No, American didn't die. It's recovering from the 8-year coma it was in from 2001-2009. We have a ways to go and we really need to get on Obama's case re: civil rights, illegal, immoral drone attacks and secret kill lists, but I still feel like we've beaten back the forces of darkness for a little while. Except in NC, where they are alive and well.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:12 PM

27. I hope Obama send foxnews a cake

 

with the words "thank you racist 1%'ers, you helped me get elected to another term"

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:32 PM

28. Republicans predict horrible future*

 

*Republicans are always wrong.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:58 PM

29. What a bunch of drama queen crybabies

According to them, America "died" TWICE just when I was in college: When Clinton got re-elected, and when he survived impeachment...

America always seems to DIE or go past the point of no return whenever things don't go their way...GROW THE FUCK UP

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:00 PM

32. America didn't die, it was renewed.

What died was their plan to mold it, and the rest of us, into the fantasy of their dreams and the beginning of our nightmare.

Yeah, That died.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:03 PM

33. They are so damn dumb..

"the world mourns the loss of America. Socialists, welfare and unions took over this country yesterday. Today I wear black. The day America died.” give it a rest.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:11 PM

37. By By Miss America pie, drove the Chevy to the Levy and the Levy was dry?


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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:24 AM

40. The day America died. *** OH THE DRAMA! ***

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:34 AM

41. Dreams were shattered,hearts were broken

We just got totally teabagged by Democrats...
Ah,martyrdom,lol.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:22 AM

42. "Our hatred has to be purer, hotter, molten, stronger, bigger and badder!!"

Whatever.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 AM

44. That would be 12/12/00

Thanks for the thread, JRLeft.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:31 AM

45. Who knew the teabaggers were so emo? nt

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