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Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:24 AM

David Brooks: Time for a conspiracy

Members of the Republican governing class are like cowering freshmen at halftime of a high school football game. Some are part of the Surrender Caucus, sitting sullenly on their stools resigned to the likelihood that their team is going to get crushed. Some are thinking of jumping ship to the Trump campaign with an alacrity that would make rats admire and applaud.

Rarely has a party so passively accepted its own self-destruction. Sure, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are now riding high in some meaningless head-to-head polls against Hillary Clinton, but the odds are the nomination of either would lead to a party-decimating general election.

The tea party, Ted Cruz’s natural vehicle, has 17 percent popular support, according to Gallup. The idea that most women, independents or mainstream order-craving suburbanites would back a guy who declares his admiration for Vladimir Putin is a mirage. The idea that the GOP can march into the 21st century intentionally alienating every person of color is borderline insane.

Worse is the prospect that one of them might somehow win. Very few presidents are so terrible that they genuinely endanger their own nation, but Trump and Cruz would go there and beyond.


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article55664375.html#storylink=cpy

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Algernon Moncrieff Jan 2016 OP
CTyankee Jan 2016 #1
Blue_In_AK Jan 2016 #2
malaise Jan 2016 #5
Lodestar Jan 2016 #3
murielm99 Jan 2016 #4
IDemo Jan 2016 #6

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:39 AM

1. well, mr. brooks, what is YOUR responsibility in all this...you of the moderate wing of

of the repub. party? I don't recall you having your doubts when all this started yet now you are sorry, so, so, sorry?

I want nothing to do with you. Stuff it.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:50 AM

2. Why don't the moderate Republicans

denounce the radicals in their midst? Isn't that what the moderate Muslims are supposed to do?

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 23, 2016, 06:49 AM

5. A most excellent question

As you make your bed so shall you lie - fugg 'em! I'm lovin' it.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2016, 04:25 AM

3. And they had really worked so hard at the beginning to recover after burying their

Bush clown masks and appear almost normal... mild mannered mainstream....and then.... Trump just jumped out front like your kid brother who shows up and acts out revealing your true pedigree, that dirty little truth about your family. Sigh....just when you thought you might begin to gain people's respect and be seen as all grown up (assuming they had very short memories of course).

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2016, 06:36 AM

4. It serves them right

for all the trouble they have made for Obama. President Obama tried to work with them. It serves them right for supporting the teahadists to begin with.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2016, 10:16 AM

6. And if one of the Terrible Two were to become president,

Brooks would continue his 'both sides' twaddle without interruption.

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