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starroute

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15. To some extent, it's just the GOP fighting the last war
Sun May 26, 2013, 12:10 PM
May 2013

Since the 1950s, Republican administrations have been more scandal-plagued than Democratic ones. Since Watergate, the GOP has had a major albatross around its neck in the form of a president who was impeached and forced to resign for major abuses of power.

Democrats, whose impulse is always to forgive and move on, would be willing to see that as ancient history -- but the GOP holds grudges. They feel done to, they're sure the Democrats are as bad as they are, and they're determined to get some of their own back.

This is why they keep obsessively looking for scandals and impeachable offenses. It isn't even a rational political strategy any more -- it's something they do because they can't help themselves. And that would have already destroyed them if it weren't for the media, which constantly pushes "they all do it," "where there's smoke, there's fire," and anything that will pull in viewers.

This suggests to me that where we really need to push back is not against the GOP itself but against false equivalencies in the media -- possibly starting with Jon Stewart, who really ought to know better but keeps falling for any chance to bash the Democrats just to prove his non-partisanship.

Will Obama keep validating them? BlueStreak May 2013 #1
i understand what you are saying and tend to agree but... madrchsod May 2013 #2
Enough rope for what? BlueStreak May 2013 #3
Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson in the HOF graham4anything May 2013 #4
" The war is won at the end." Are we the collaterol damage? BlueStreak May 2013 #9
I don't leave a baseball game in the 4th inning, do you? graham4anything May 2013 #13
If it looks like the team in intentioanlly throwing the game, yes, I would. BlueStreak May 2013 #17
Obama can work it out w/his buddy Boehner on the golf course next weekend. blkmusclmachine May 2013 #5
You guys are such hypocrites. Dennis Kucinich can sit on Ron Paul's advisory.... Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #6
It isnt the speaking that is the problem. It is the "sharing of mutual political interests" BlueStreak May 2013 #10
"Many people are concerned"? You mean here at DU, right? Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #19
There were 90 million who did not vote. Why was that? BlueStreak May 2013 #22
The point I'm making is your opinion is yours, and ONLY yours. The shit you've made.... Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #23
And likewise, your opinion represents exactly one person. BlueStreak May 2013 #24
Uuuuugh. I had no idea she did that. How could she "Stand with Rand" ??!! SunSeeker May 2013 #20
That's just it. The young people who power these folks don't have a clue. Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #21
She wrote it on a heart, and wrote "love" on her tweet! SunSeeker May 2013 #25
I couldn't agree more. It's obvious Medea has been off her meds for some time now. Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #27
Yes, I've been increasingly uncomfortable with her tactics, but that just sealed it for me. SunSeeker May 2013 #28
Pushing for impeachment would be an enormous mistake for the GOP. ... spin May 2013 #7
The way I see it we have just about three and a half years of this winning to put up with.......... wandy May 2013 #8
But the way Obama deals with it will largely determine our fate in 2016 BlueStreak May 2013 #11
"the nominee for the Scandal Party" - if you beleive that, your perceptions are out of whack. emulatorloo May 2013 #12
I never heard him say that. I heard the opposite. BlueStreak May 2013 #16
I'de like to agree with you. For what it's worth I'de like to see Obama take a ball bat..... wandy May 2013 #14
To some extent, it's just the GOP fighting the last war starroute May 2013 #15
Facebook will keep their base active 4dsc May 2013 #18
Why Haven't Dems fredamae May 2013 #26
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