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Denial has poisoned the GOP and threatens the rest of the country too.

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By Frank Rich
Published Nov 9, 2012 - http://nymag.com/news/frank-rich/gop-denial-2012-11/

...Romney is already slithering into the mists of history, or at least La Jolla, ... a transitory front man for a radical-right GOP intent on barreling full-speed down the Randian path ... He raised Truthiness to a level of chutzpah beyond Stephen Colbert’s fertile imagination, and on the grandest scale. That a presidential hopeful so cavalierly mendacious could get so close to the White House, winning some 48 percent of the popular vote, is no small accomplishment. The American weakness that Romney both apotheosized and exploited in achieving this feat—our post-fact syndrome where anyone on the public stage can make up anything and usually get away with it—won’t disappear with him. A slicker liar could have won, and still might. ....



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Reply Fantasyland - Denial has poisoned the GOP and threatens the rest of the country too = nymag.com (Original post)
Coyotl Nov 2012 OP
defacto7 Nov 2012 #1
elleng Nov 2012 #2
Coyotl Nov 2012 #3
KurtNYC Nov 2012 #4
blkmusclmachine Nov 2012 #5

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:31 PM

1. K&R

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:51 PM

2. It’s the GOP that demands the rewriting of history

(and history textbooks), still denying that Barry Goldwater’s opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Richard Nixon’s “southern strategy” transformed the party of Lincoln into a haven for racists.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:03 PM

3. And they are still in denial about the smack-down they got in 1964 and why.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:00 PM

4. Lies and denial lost.

Rich has some good points but it seems backward looking since the turning point has been reached.

I think if anything this election proves that a candidate stills has to stand FOR something. John Kerry in 2004 lost in part because he ran as "not George Bush" -- Romney lost for much the same reason. He is a phony, compulsively insulting, asshole, so that didn't help, but also he just ran as "not Obama."

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:15 AM

5. K&R

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