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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:55 AM

81. In over his head

and likely because of his Bush administration job. All he did was organize dirty tricks since the Nixon era. That did not give him the pulse of the polls or the people, not the skills needed to campaign. He styled himself as a modern Hanna but the modern plutocrats are nowhere so self entitled as they were then. There is not just some opposition from poor regional populist Democrats out of power since the Civil War. There is no real modern conservative philosophy, just cheating and power tripping back to the nineteenth century- which ain't happening. It was like Kissinger admiring and modeling German nineteenth century foreign policy, but much less professional.

Let's not forget another GOP powerhouse, Ralph Reed and the Christian coalition- who also tried to make a comeback of sorts this year and remains most famous for enriching himself largely out of the campaign funds. Inflated importance, diminishing results and backward thinking.

Was there any genius in the GOP this year? Much sound and fury which guaranteed a loss of the presidency AND the Senate when even modest competence and moderately "good" candidates(if they have more than handful left anyway) would have given them unmerited success. Maybe they just wanted to gamble and see how little they could offer America and still shove a GOP "victory" of Monsters and Morons(a good title for a biopic) down our throats and operate a corporatist behind the scenes tyranny behind the scenes. Did they even purge the nuts and remove the stain of having plundered and murdered and economically ruined the country? They tripled down and actually expected to win.

The only real assumption they tested far beyond its simplistic limits was that as the economy was bad so the sitting party loses votes. Big money and unfair media buys elections. The slightest bit of give in this thief take all scenario might have made it work, but despite all their obstruction, the attempt to crush the economy failed- as did their nerve, intelligence and the skills absolutely necessary for a minority party to survive. They have forgotten since Reagan that they ARE the minority party and still shrinking. They dissed their own moderates and now they are eating their own, the true sign they have utterly abandoned their former power as a disciplined and "conservative" party. In the process they spit on their moderate base and whole groups ripe for divide and conquer.

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