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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-11 11:54 AM
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3.  I doubt he fears them, but being at a loss with crazies
is very common. The more brains you have, the bigger your disadvantage. There tends to be an innate effort to figure out why, where, how, when, etc. With crazies like Tea Baggers, the complete lack of any connection to reality makes that effort pointless, even frustrating.
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  -If Obama were dealing with old-timer Repubs. like Goldwater, Taft, ...etc....he Cal33  Jul-16-11 11:47 AM   #0 
  - Unrec for putting down the President.  jaxx   Jul-16-11 11:54 AM   #1 
  - In those days, the Repubs. were still half-way there. Not any more. I just  Cal33   Jul-16-11 12:01 PM   #4 
  - In those days, there were actual Republican liberals and moderates.  okasha   Jul-16-11 03:20 PM   #19 
     - Yes, you're right about that. The old-timer Republicans have long since  Cal33   Jul-17-11 09:47 AM   #27 
  - I don't think it is putting down the president...  awoke_in_2003   Jul-16-11 01:37 PM   #11 
  - In 1964, Goldwater was the crazy insurgent  DavidDvorkin   Jul-16-11 11:54 AM   #2 
  - Yes, he was so thought of in those days. But he was quite sane compared  Cal33   Jul-16-11 12:04 PM   #5 
  - Goldwater favored gay marriage: Obama doesn't.  provis99   Jul-16-11 12:52 PM   #9 
  - DId Goldwater actually favor gay marriage while he was an elected official?  Hippo_Tron   Jul-16-11 05:59 PM   #25 
     - As no one even talked about gay marriage until the mid to upper 90's, I doubt it  Ter   Jul-17-11 11:27 AM   #30 
  - Actually, it was Nixon and his Southern Strategy that  okasha   Jul-16-11 03:26 PM   #20 
     - Yes. Reagan was the worst disaster to happen to America.  Cal33   Jul-17-11 09:51 AM   #28 
  - I doubt he fears them, but being at a loss with crazies  ChairmanAgnostic   Jul-16-11 11:54 AM   #3 
  - For 2+ years I've been writing in forums that Obama should consult  Cal33   Jul-16-11 12:38 PM   #7 
  - Unrec'd for unfairly portraying the president as a weakling  BlueCaliDem   Jul-16-11 12:37 PM   #6 
  - He will never win with this group. THEY HATE HIM. They can't get pass his color.  southernyankeebelle   Jul-16-11 12:49 PM   #8 
  - Yes, if he were white, they'd go along with whatever Obama wanted.  hughee99   Jul-16-11 01:19 PM   #10 
  - I think you are right. But we must also bear in mind that they essentially  Cal33   Jul-16-11 02:24 PM   #13 
  - Who does "know how to handle them?"  treestar   Jul-16-11 02:18 PM   #12 
  - Obama ought to consult with mental health professionals who have had  Cal33   Jul-16-11 02:33 PM   #16 
  - True. Now, he's dealing with BIGOTS!! n/t  Fire1   Jul-16-11 02:24 PM   #14 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-16-11 02:28 PM   #15 
  - I think I am smart enough to know to go for help when I feel I can use it.  Cal33   Jul-16-11 02:38 PM   #17 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-16-11 03:07 PM   #18 
  - Unrecced for blaming President Obama when you should be  rury   Jul-16-11 03:26 PM   #21 
  - You might want to ask OBL and the Somolian Pirates ...  Cosmocat   Jul-16-11 05:15 PM   #22 
  - Oh, if only the Republicans  okasha   Jul-16-11 05:27 PM   #24 
  - If only he was a king.  JoePhilly   Jul-16-11 05:20 PM   #23 
  - They can be opposed and called out on their bullshit even if they were 90%  TheKentuckian   Jul-17-11 11:37 AM   #31 
     - Then, you better start voting for the best Dem you can, every time the chance appears.  JoePhilly   Jul-17-11 05:06 PM   #32 
        - Always have, Joe and with more than just showing up to the polls.  TheKentuckian   Jul-17-11 07:52 PM   #33 
  - Goldwater and Taft were just as right wing on economic issues as today's crowd  Hippo_Tron   Jul-16-11 06:02 PM   #26 
     - I agree with you. In addition, I believe the people you mentioned above did  Cal33   Jul-17-11 10:20 AM   #29 

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