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    How the GOP Slowly Went Insane


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    It happened slowly, didn’t it? The change in the Republican Party? I don’t know. Maybe it’s nostalgia. There have always been the wild, vicious voices of the right. The devil on the shoulder of the conservative movement that whispers in its ear, “burn it down, burn it down.” But those voices were to be ignored, humored, tolerated, placated, or just deceived. That was the way of things, and we were protected by the obvious: people who believe foolish things tend to be easy to fool.

    Then it all changed. The Republican elite caught a ride on the tiger. But the tiger got sick of waiting for the gazelles it was promised, the gazelles that were always one election away. The tiger was hungry and angry and tired of being used and the longer it waited the more appetizing the elite on its back became. So the tiger got a radio station and a news channel. The tiger got organized and mobilized. And finally the tiger realized it didn’t need someone kicking its sides telling it which way to run and who to eat and when to eat and why it wasn’t time to eat and the time to eat would come, don’t worry, you’ll eat soon enough.

    So the tiger ate its master and now here we are.

    America needs a strong, rational, positive, practical conservative movement. It needs that bulwark against liberal delusion and hubris. It needs a voice that says we are imperfect, that life is complex, that government can create need even as it meets need, that you can’t fix everything and freedom is worth some danger and sorrow. And there are smart, honest conservatives at the ready to be that voice, to help govern practically and sincerely with that voice, but they are drowned out by the guttural scream of craven utopians raging against reality.

    This moment in American political life is insane. That a group of narrow-minded zealots could push us to the brink of economic ruin, that they maintain a base of support in their frenzied, quixotic, incompetent gambit, that there is an apparatus that exists to defend this kind of nonsense—it came on us slowly but it is no less an emergency. This is broken. This cannot go on.

    And if you can’t see that then it’s not just the world that’s gone mad. You're crazy too.
    "There are four lights!"

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    .......yawn............
    We are so fucked.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by gary m View Post
      .......yawn............
      Meh. It's a new metaphor. I always leaned toward Faust or Frankenstein.
      "There are four lights!"

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      • #4
        Jon Lovett is a writer in Los Angeles. He previously served for three years as a speechwriter to President Obama in the White House.
        Now that's funny.


        Even leaving out the whole



        absolutely amusing irony of the never-ending lies of the Obama administration, this is particularly hilarious because it was absolutely, positively insisted to me throughout 2008 that Obama wrote his own speeches, that he didn't need anyone to do anything like articulating his claims for him. And, of course, now the entire nation knows that he can't spell "cat" without a teleprompter, much less "Morgan Fairchild."

        I can't even count how many doe-eyed Leftists swore up and down to me that Obama didn't have a speech-writer, which is what made him so clean and articulate and brilliant and intelligent and unlike Bush.


        LOL!
        Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
        No one will be denied:
        Big law suits and bathroom toots;
        We're all getting Dixie-fried.
        But somewhere Hank and Lefty
        Are rollin' in their graves
        While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Adam View Post
          Now that's funny.


          Even leaving out the whole



          absolutely amusing irony of the never-ending lies of the Obama administration, this is particularly hilarious because it was absolutely, positively insisted to me throughout 2008 that Obama wrote his own speeches, that he didn't need anyone to do anything like articulating his claims for him. And, of course, now the entire nation knows that he can't spell "cat" without a teleprompter, much less "Morgan Fairchild."

          I can't even count how many doe-eyed Leftists swore up and down to me that Obama didn't have a speech-writer, which is what made him so clean and articulate and brilliant and intelligent and unlike Bush.


          LOL!
          The folks on the left erased their memories. Look at how indignant Bok gets when anyone criticises "beloved leader." And remember when "the adults are in charge" was the mantra? How's that working out?


          I still think it's funny that with over $600 Billion, the federal government can't make a functional website for healthcare quoting. Now I understand that it's complicated and intricate, but eHealth has been doing this exact thing for years. They have a very reliable infrastructure to do multi-source quoting of all sorts of plans for everyone out there. They also have a web site. So for the cost of rolling out this monstrosity of Healthcare.gov, they could have just bought eHealth.com which already works and makes a profit.

          So tell me again how this "Affordable" Care Act is a good thing?
          "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

          -John Locke

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
            ...And there are smart, honest conservatives at the ready to be that voice...
            Name them.

            Originally posted by Billy Jingo
            ...but they are drowned out by the guttural scream of craven utopians raging against reality...
            Name them.
            Science that cannot be questioned is propaganda.

            Cameras in classrooms now.

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