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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:22 AM

6. Even if it's close enough to cheat him into office

(and since his mouth is stuffed full of feet, that's a big "if"), the way the party leadership rode roughshod over all the Paulbots and Santorum candidates has set the stage for a total bloodbath the next time the party tries to field a candidate.

You could see it in their faces at the convention. They stayed rooted to their seats, expressionless, and golf clapping. Gone was all the loopy cruelty of the purple heart bandaids and the Jim Crow "humor" directed at Obama. They were told in no uncertain terms that they were there as guests of the plutocracy and that their function was to sit and obey. Jokers who'd felt a flush of power for the first time in their lives at teabagger meetings did not react at all well to this and their anger will continue to fester.

The Reagan coalition of the rich with the utterly witless of the religious right is breaking down right in front of us. Mitt's lip service isn't fooling any of them. Only the Nixon coalition of the rich and the bigots is holding up, and that's because our candidate isn't 100% white with a WASP name.

I think Romney is going to lose, he's been a terrible candidate thus far and he's the type of "self made" entitled man that you and I know is not taking advice to heart.

The plutocrats will blame the religious nuts for needing to be pandered to, thus destroying his credibility as a moderate. The religious nuts will blame the plutocrats for offering a guy who has plenty of lip service but no convictions.

2016 is their watershed year. Even if they hold together as a national party that year and field a candidate, the bloodbath during the primary season will have left him severely damaged. They have an equal chance of not fielding a candidate for President, depending on how much resentment has built up. In that case, they'll go the way of the Federalist Party and the Whigs.

Good riddance.

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