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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 02:44 PM
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Though most of the time I don't give it a second thought, every once in a while I decide to check out what the radical right is thinking. Lately, I've had fun going over to FR and watching their pinheads explode as reality sinks in. However today, having free time at the right time, I decided to check out what Rush was up to, what was going on inside his little tiny pinhead. An amazing amount really, as it turned out.

First off, he was of course preaching to the choir about how Obama and the Dems were going to confiscate all of our 401k's and other pensions, nothing terribly new or strange here, just the same ol' right wing bullshit and lies.

However his next pronouncement actually had the ring of truth and sincerity in it, something along the lines of what I'd been thinking, namely that after the election, especially if the results are as dramatic as they're looking to be right now, Rush thinks that the Republican party is going to have a major realignment. First, that it will become much more conservative as it expunges all of those moderates and "intellectual" Republicans and instead transforms itself into a relgio-conservative radically right wing party led by, of all people, Sarah Palin.

Now granted, there is much to laugh at in this, but there is some truth here too. The Republican party is going through an identity crisis right now, and their pending defeat is going to only exacerbate the right between moderates and the conservatives in that party. The question isn't going to be whether or not there will a break between these two groups, only when, and which group will get to keep the party and which will strike out on its own. There is going to be too much anger and bitterness going on within the party to allow it to remain intact and in one piece. When you've got the likes of Rush beating up on moderates like Buckley and Powell, and wielding the anti-intellectual bat within his own party, you know things are going to explode, sooner rather than later.

This is all to the good for those of us in the Democratic and liberal camps. We're regaining that section of our coalition that left for Reagan nearly thirty years ago. We're also going to be facing a weak and divided Republican party for at least the next two presidential election cycles. Let us put this time to good use and pass some truly liberal programs, UHC, real public funding of elections, re-regulate the financial and other sectors, revitalize Social Security, undo the excesses of the Bush years, repeal the Patriot Act, etc. etc. We have the means, and the window of opportunity to do this.

Then Rush went back to his ranting self, agreeing with one of his moronic callers that yes indeed the current economic mess was the fault of rich liberal investors who tanked the economy all to get Obama elected :eyes: Whenever somebody starts thinking that I'm a conspiracy nut, I just point them in the direction of Rush, that's a fine example of somebody with not only a tin foil hat, but a tin foil head.
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