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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:42 PM

That crying you hear is the Republican Party. That crunching is Obama eating their lunch. [View all]

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You know that lost bewildered look on the faces of the people at Mitt Romney's Victory Party?
There is a whole lot of that look in Washington today.

The crying you hear is the Republican Party who has just come to the realization that they have had their asses handed to them on a plate.

This is the new Republican World:

They are at an all-time low in unpopularity. Root canals and Republicans are loved equally in the United States.

They are in the middle of a civil war. Neither side can win without the support of the other. Their united front that has stayed firm from the Reagan area until now just fell apart.

The Republican hate for Obama has blinded them. They have reached this pinnacle of power through carefully hiding their agenda behind propaganda and Fox News. President Obama lured them out into the open with his carefully crafted chess game where he played the weak bird with the broken wing. Flap, flap, "look at me! I'm practically a lame duck!" Obama lured them out into the open and in their haste to not get trapped, he managed to trip them up and split their party.

King is calling for people to no longer donate to the Republicans. Cantor is working on a coup. The right is ready to eat anyone who broke from the party line. The Speaker of the House has been turned into a laughing stock. He's at the point where, in the White House he told Reid to "Go Fuck Himself." This is not a healthy party.

For the first time since Reagan the right voted to raise taxes on the wealthy. (This is pretty big, really. Consider that Obama has, somehow, managed to get the right to break on their number one priority). Now what do they stand for?

Social Security and Medicare live to see another day.

We may still see cuts to the defense department...the real cause of our overspending and debt.

Obama it seems, has one trick up his sleeve after another. The Republican sleeves are empty of tricks. Just propaganda and lying left. Romney was proof of that.

The up-and-comers in the Republican party all have fatal flaws. Rubio is deeply connected to a crooked FL Republican Party. He has lied about his family history and their terrifying escape from Castro. Jebby is still a Bush, no escaping that. Ryan? Palin? They have chosen such whack-jobs as their number 2s the last couple of cycles that they leave themselves with only a head whack-job. McCain should have disappeared ages ago but he had to stay and carry the Republican flag...otherwise that left the job to Palin. Ryan is the supposed next guy in line but he just voted to raise taxes. They have no heir apparent.

Demographics are swinging away from the Republicans. Angry rich old white men can only live so long. The younger generation has a hard time with all this anti-condoms, anti-abortions, anti gay, anti-modernity that the Red side offers. They just don't get it and they don't get all riled up about it. The wedge issues that have served the right so well, are losing a lot of their power. They will find new ones, but it takes a while to build up a nation-wide hate pogrom.

The crazy thing about this is that Obama set this trap last year. Remember, the Republicans came out of the first fiscal cliff hurting. It was like watching some idiot on YouTube shooting himself in the foot. So, Obama agreed to put things off and stepped back. I can't help but wonder if he didn't think to himself "These dillweeds just did it once. I wonder if they would fall for it again?" See, he set the same trap twice. And the Republicans walked right into it and just shot themselves in the other foot. And, WTF? Did Obama just manage to get them to agree to shoot themselves again in a few months when we go through this again? My brother used to try to talk me into touching the electric fence when I was a kid. He got me to do it once. He got my less bright cousin to do it twice. Obama just talked them into touching the fence a third time.

So, that crying you hear is the Republican Party crying because their huge over-reaches, brought on by what they thought was a broken-winged lame duck President (luring them out again--flap flap), have finally brought their party to a civil war. They have just passed taxes. Leadership is under question. They feel like they did when they announced Romney didn't win afterall.

The real beauty is that they are crying not only for what just happened to them, but because they know they are going to go through something worse in the next couple of months and years. Every Yes vote is now a Tea party Target--In fact, once the dust clears, the Tea Party will go on the war path and there will be no stability in the party until they stop eating their own. This Yes vote just offered up a whole new banquet of Republicans to the Tea Party Cannibal Buffet. No Republican walks away from those primary battles without being beat up. Some of them so badly that Democrats end up winning in places they were supposed to lose.

They are crying because they know in the near future that Obama will be handing them their asses on a plate over and over again. The new congress will be dealing with immigration (I think Obama is just about ready to cement the immigrant voting block as solidly Democratic...but first he is going to let the Republicans say a whole bunch of nasty things on the record.) They cry harder when the remember that Sandy Hook just put gun control on their plates and, once again, they go into a bargaining session with the President with their position as undefendable as their position on Sandy relief, or taxing the rich, or cutting benefits to the very poor or not paying your credit card debt on the government level. Instead of representing half the country, the Republicans are crying because they have turned into monsters and they just don't seem to be able to stop themselves no matter what. And in the coming months they will be shooting themselves in the foot over and over again. Perhaps that is Obama's game. Death from 1000 cuts...but in this case self-inflicted cuts. Christie certainly jumped into the fray today as he attacked Speaker Boehner in a way I've never seen a governor do to the speaker. More fracturing in the party. Every Republican has to choose if Christie did a good thing or a bad thing. Regardless, the speaker is weakened again by his own party. Et tu Brute?

So, sit back ladies and gentleman. Our President is winning on some big fronts. Yes, we are giving up some stuff in the process, not every win feels like a big win, but we continue to bargain from a place of strength. We just won the election. Our leadership is Pelosi, Reid, Biden and Obama. Um, y'all must have noticed that they are ALL ass-kickers. Romney? Ryan? Boehner? That other guy that looks like a turtle? C'mon people. As I said, they have no heir apparent. We have Hillary Clinton if she wants it. Our next 2nd might be Elizabeth Warren. We already have excitement building to put up our best in the next presidential. They have...well, Paul Ryan voting for taxes. Romney pumping his own gas. Grover norquisting about while the party flounders.

We have chosen well. The future is ours to lose. Now, someone hand me John Boehner's sandwich. I want a bite of their lunch.


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