This is how bad the Republican Party is slipping.

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  1. Anarchist420

    Anarchist420 Diamond Member

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    "RLC Vice Chair Aaron Biterman, a Wisconsin native, doesn't believe Reince Priebus will be friendly to the liberty wing of the Republican Party."
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    http://www.rlc.org/2011/01/06/write-your-rnc-member/

    The neocons like McCain and Graham REALLY PISS ME OFF because being pro-war is more important to them than being anti-Obamacare. Every single time I see a pic of that smiling fuckhead Lindsey Graham, I just want to smash his damn nose!

    What the *** happened to the Party of Warren G Harding? That's what I want to know.
     
  2. Scotteq

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    Taft ate it.
     
  3. bamacre

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    Taft ate a lot of things.
     
  4. Brigandier

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    Nice, old school burn for the win.

    I'm pretty sure if I lived during those times "Taft ate it" would be my excuse for damn near everything.
     
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    You have got a bad case of ideology, when being partly informed twists your understanding of things to befuddle and frustrate you.

    A common symptom of this is having some idealized thing - a doctrine, a leader, a movement, a country - you partly understand and push for what doesn't work.

    Another common symptom is 'the bogeyman' - the Fed, the Bildeberger Group, the Jews, even 'the Republicans' or 'Obama and Pelosi' or 'Neocons'.

    'The party of Warren G Harding' fits that first one very nicely - it's far enough away that you can make an idealized version, that doesn't have to actually work today.

    Your good intentions and efforts to get informed and discuss are sadly wasteful as a result, pushing for the harmful or useless.

    I could say more but I know defensiveness has probably already shut this down.

    Do try to read some diverse history - direct source material is part of what can be helpful, but even more useful are historians with good perspective.
     
  8. Lemon law

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    As I lift my beer in a toast to anarchist420, I certainly hope his post convinced many rational GOP members to support Reince Priebus.

    Far right wing wacki nuts are the greatest threat to the survival of the GOP.
     
  9. bamacre

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    Actually, no. Pro-war social conservatives have been the greatest threat to the GOP.
     
  10. Scotteq

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    Exactly - He ate that too!
     
  11. Anarchist420

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    +1.

    Pro-war people who like to call themselves "conservative" are the intellectual sons of FDR.
     
  12. Siddhartha

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    I do not see any evidence that the GOP has changed in the last thirty years. They do change their rherotic but their agenda has not really changed.
     
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