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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:29 PM
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Why is the GOP so Pessimistic and Cynical??? They never seem to drift from the Negative
Whiners, complainers, and scammers, they come to embody the Bullies we all knew in high school

Negativity will be the death of the GOP

Uh uh...too late, cannot change...Obama got the Positive Mode Covered and Locked

But WHY? why do the Pubs continue to frighten the masses with neg shit?
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:47 PM
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1. They've got nothin'.
Their policies are massive failures. Saint Ronnie is worm food, and it ain't Morning in America for the Repubs.

Their whole MO is to distract and agitate their braincell-deficient minions.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 04:38 PM
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9. Like the little kids you saw
Saturday on the house vote....Mr Speaker I object, I object Mr Speaker.... reduced to farting objection.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:45 PM
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15. Not at all like the happiness and good vibes to be found here.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:43 PM
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22. All they have is BS chips...and no creds either...and fake boobs
as in Harris and Carrie
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DatManFromNawlins Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:53 PM
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2. They say the exact same thing about Democrats
... up to and including the "well, if you disagree with our bills, why aren't you offering alternatives" meme when they were in power.

Goes both ways, and political myopia amongst partisians keeps them from seeing the truth of the matter.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:46 PM
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23. The facts show them Pubs to be on a very high Prevarication Level
and stupid too...

"I can't find the WMD under the desk...opps, nope, not here behind the curtains either"....Bush the Blunder
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Aramchek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 01:03 PM
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3. because they see the World changing and leaving them behind.
It will become more and more obvious as the demographics of the US shift.

They will become angrier as they dwindle. Old Republicans are dying at a faster rate than new ones are being made.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 01:05 PM
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4. Well, by their very nature, they can't
Things suck right now after 8 years of Reagan, 4 years of Bush I, and 8 years of Bush II, things used to suck in a lot of ways for a lot of people before The New Deal- and Repubs want to either take us back to the way things were prior to FDR's New Deal- which sucked- or keep us where, I guess, we are now- which also sucks. :shrug: There's really nothing idealistic, enlightening, or positive about their agenda at all as far as I can tell. There's always a certain fear of change- which the Repubs know and have exploited too well over the years but the NATURAL state of *gasp* EVOLUTION for societies seems to be towards progress and advancement of the social, economic, and political order NOT stagnation and/or reversion to earlier, less advanced states of being. If you think about things in that way, "conservatism" could actually be considered "unnatural" IMHO.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:33 PM
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20. Conservatism is a Cancer of the insidious Kind...a POX on Humanity
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 02:42 PM
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5. Authoritarians live on fear
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 02:45 PM
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6. When your major policies are based on hate, fear and division...
...you tend to be pessimistic and cynical.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:48 PM
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24. Flawed Philosophy is a major component to over all FAILure
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 04:16 PM
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7. Because we still have an elected government....
They won't be happy till we're RULED by Right Wing Fundamentalist dictators.
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StarfarerBill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 04:34 PM
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8. They fear the loss of the power...
...that they never actually had, but are convinced they possess by the RW propagandists. They've always been in the same boat as the rest of us proles, but thought they owned the world...and now it's being taken away by those coloreds, those queers, those uppity women.

Manipulated ignorance is a powerful force, and a mighty tool in the hands of the manipulators...
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 08:10 PM
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10. They've always been nasty & paranoid, seeing Commies under every bed.
Now they are just more obvious about it.

It goes back at least to the days of the Joseph McCarthy witch hunt, where he destroyed many peoples' careers with lies and innuendo. His helpers were Roy Cohn and Richard Nixon. That was before my day. But they are still obnoxious and vicious and will do anything and say anything to get power.


Joseph McCarthy drank himself to death. There is a Herblock cartoon with McCarthy struggling in a spider web, saying "I can't do this to me!".

:wtf:

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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:32 AM
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17. Toles can be right on the money, too-
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:36 PM
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21. Nasty Pasty and Lusty...they lunge into the Pol Fray using empty language
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 08:25 PM
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11. Because there is still some remnant of a middle class.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:51 PM
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12. Politics of Destruction.
Destroy your opponents and you'll rule the kingdom! Destruction is everything to the GOP.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:55 PM
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13. "Their blood's bad whiskey / They were raised on robbery..."
-- to steal from Ms. Mitchell.
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Stables2010 Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:10 PM
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14. because obama has no right to be president, he hates america and white people
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:22 AM
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16. It is because they are for nothing
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 02:23 AM by niceypoo
I ask the limbicile that I work with, "What is Rush Limbaugh 'for'?" He gets a dumb 'thinking' look on his face then realizes that Limbaugh isnt 'For' anything.

If you scare people they will allow you to control them. If you scare people they will give you their money.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 07:53 AM
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18. They're only pessimistic about the Dems being in charge.
They are full of misplaced optimism when it comes to capitalism and corporatism. These things they never question.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:31 PM
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19. Yup....they were very complacent when Cheney was in charge
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:18 PM
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25. The leaders are sociopaths and the followers are fearful - grim stuff. nt
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:52 PM
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26. GOPiac Zombies unable to think on their own....latched on to the talking points to fool themselves
into a state of compliance...series shit...
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:19 PM
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27. There are more than a few Gloom and DUomers here -
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 04:26 PM
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28. Just a few...the good forces having clarity, are so much stronger...
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:10 PM
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29. It's sunset in their America
:patriot:
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 06:26 AM
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30. Because fear and negativity has always worked for them. Since their active stance
against civil rights in the '60s, to the Nixon Southern Strategy; fear of blacks; fear of women; fear of Muslims; fear of Jews; fear of gays; fear of Mexicans; fear of "terror". Fear works for them. It helps get people to the polls when they afraid. Seems to have worked for them this time around, too! It's only when our side turns out in massive numbers can they be defeated. As long as we don't turn out, fear wins!
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 08:03 AM
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34. Excessive Fear and an aversion resistence to Reason Truth and Reality...sad
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 06:54 AM
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31. Bottom line, they have nothing to offer from the idea trust...
They have created an intellectual desert in their ranks...all they have left is fear.

Once the insane wing of the GOP took power, it was allover for what was once a party of progress, then a party of laissez fair, moving down to a party controlled completely by corporate benefactors and finally into a burned out shell of it's former self. I've noticed that over the past few years, I have not heard "the Party of Lincoln" used to describe the GOP, but rather the "Party of Reagan"...if that doesn't show the ideological shift, few things do.

One other thing, the extremist, (regardless of party) will only have an effect on the fringe, and spells disaster for whichever party takes the extremist to heart.

We are witnessing the meltdown of a major political party, something that might happen once a century... :D
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 08:01 AM
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33. Yo Raspy...GOPP Group of Phalse Prophets...them dudes always predicting Doom and Gloom..ever notice?
and they are wrong most of the time...thus False Prophets the good Guy warned us about
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 10:49 AM
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35. I like that! GOPP...
Group of Phalse Prophets... :D

How are things out that way in Paradise?... :hi:
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 11:09 AM
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36. Still struggling but otherwise...still alive....offer of room still open. will be occupied later...
GOPP? its just a thought....LOL
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 06:35 AM
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32. Part of the aging process. People become frightened of inevitable
change & set in their ways.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 11:10 AM
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37. THE MIGHTY GOP SCARED?FRIGHTENED??? who woulda thought?
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