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Warpy

(111,836 posts)
6. Even if it's close enough to cheat him into office
Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:22 AM
Sep 2012

(and since his mouth is stuffed full of feet, that's a big "if&quot , the way the party leadership rode roughshod over all the Paulbots and Santorum candidates has set the stage for a total bloodbath the next time the party tries to field a candidate.

You could see it in their faces at the convention. They stayed rooted to their seats, expressionless, and golf clapping. Gone was all the loopy cruelty of the purple heart bandaids and the Jim Crow "humor" directed at Obama. They were told in no uncertain terms that they were there as guests of the plutocracy and that their function was to sit and obey. Jokers who'd felt a flush of power for the first time in their lives at teabagger meetings did not react at all well to this and their anger will continue to fester.

The Reagan coalition of the rich with the utterly witless of the religious right is breaking down right in front of us. Mitt's lip service isn't fooling any of them. Only the Nixon coalition of the rich and the bigots is holding up, and that's because our candidate isn't 100% white with a WASP name.

I think Romney is going to lose, he's been a terrible candidate thus far and he's the type of "self made" entitled man that you and I know is not taking advice to heart.

The plutocrats will blame the religious nuts for needing to be pandered to, thus destroying his credibility as a moderate. The religious nuts will blame the plutocrats for offering a guy who has plenty of lip service but no convictions.

2016 is their watershed year. Even if they hold together as a national party that year and field a candidate, the bloodbath during the primary season will have left him severely damaged. They have an equal chance of not fielding a candidate for President, depending on how much resentment has built up. In that case, they'll go the way of the Federalist Party and the Whigs.

Good riddance.

Yep, They will think they have to go further to the right to win davidn3600 Sep 2012 #1
Could be. longship Sep 2012 #2
is the "nuclear option" mean getting rid Nightjock Sep 2012 #11
Yes. That's it. longship Sep 2012 #17
If the Reds keep moving to the right, Jamaal510 Sep 2012 #3
The GOP is dying and B Calm Sep 2012 #4
Our big tent party is big because it stretches in every direction... Astazia Sep 2012 #5
Even if it's close enough to cheat him into office Warpy Sep 2012 #6
The Ts call the Republican leadership the GOP-e or GOPe for "elite". nt Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #7
they may be emboldened vlyons Sep 2012 #8
The Knives Are Already Out... KharmaTrain Sep 2012 #9
They'll be inclined to believe they lost NewJeffCT Sep 2012 #10
I think the situation is right for the formation of a 3rd party KurtNYC Sep 2012 #12
You are describing what happened in the 1850s nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #33
There will certainly be a huge intra-party fight, but I see Big Money beating the tea-party wing. pampango Sep 2012 #13
Well if you ask me, Big Money is late to the game on 'seeing the distater heading Bluenorthwest Sep 2012 #26
They're losing because their rightward push is not supported by most people. porphyrian Sep 2012 #14
This is how bullies come to power Shankapotomus Sep 2012 #15
They've had bullies at the top for a long time -- Boehner, McConnell, Priebus, etc. Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #37
Agreed but I'm talking thug incarnations like Hitler Shankapotomus Sep 2012 #42
Romney won't cause it - it'll be the lost of the House that will cause it LynneSin Sep 2012 #16
You think they'll lose the House?? reformist2 Sep 2012 #22
25 seats is very doable for the Democrats LynneSin Sep 2012 #27
The house has been in play since February at least nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #34
I know several republicans that are wanting to move to Canada or Mexico if Obama gets reelected. modem77 Sep 2012 #18
And they'll have less chance than those of us who wanted to emigrate tavalon Sep 2012 #20
Tell them to get moving. Panasonic Sep 2012 #23
Hah. Canada has socialized medicine, abortion with no time limits, Doctor_J Sep 2012 #25
They do know of course that both have a form of socialized medicine nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #35
"If" went out the window on Monday tavalon Sep 2012 #19
WHEN Romney loses the Republican party will blow up spanone Sep 2012 #21
You're nuts Doctor_J Sep 2012 #24
The demographics are working against them big-time, with every passing month. Lex Sep 2012 #28
Yes, we've been hearing that for at least ten years Doctor_J Sep 2012 #29
Did Nevada and New Mexico used to be red? cthulu2016 Sep 2012 #30
Yep, and Colorado. Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #38
New Mexico went green long ago Doctor_J Sep 2012 #50
Yes, the "demographics" move more slowly than we would like but truebluegreen Sep 2012 #32
Nicely analogy, and completely off target Doctor_J Sep 2012 #41
Texas is your example? Lex Sep 2012 #39
Why wouldn't it be? Doctor_J Sep 2012 #40
There will be a bloodbath of epic proportions hifiguy Sep 2012 #31
Damn, you can write! Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #43
You might enjoy the third piece at this link. hifiguy Sep 2012 #44
This is just Republican comedy, tanking the election JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2012 #36
Here's my take on JEB in '16... bluesbassman Sep 2012 #45
Just a thought...given it's Hilary, both campaigns/candidates have some "history" cr8tvlde Sep 2012 #47
I don't see this Doctor_J Sep 2012 #48
This ^^^ 2016 Jeb and Hilary cr8tvlde Sep 2012 #46
Heh Doctor_J Sep 2012 #49
they brought this on themselves. warrior1 Sep 2012 #51
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