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Old 03-02-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Or which presidents accomplished the items in that list.
Yeah, save for FDR, I kinda -okay really- did that on purpose. I can't wait for the repose that won't happen.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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Yeah, save for FDR, I kinda -okay really- did that on purpose. I can't wait for the repose that won't happen.

Yep...you can expect the infamous Cricket Choir tonight.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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I've long believed the GOP knows they have to get Romney on the ballot just to not kill the downticket races and the smarter Republicans know that. If Romney is on the ticket, Republicans have a good chance of taking the Senate and keeping the House, If Santorum or Gingrich get the nod downticket Repubs will be slaughtered, especially in the Northeast.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:38 AM
 
Location: US
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I am a Republican, and think Will is mostly correct. Both parties always have a Plan B and a Plan C--always have and always will. Santorum surely will not win against Obama. My only disagreement with Will is that I think Romney is electable. Many, many, many people have not forgotten what Obama has done his first four years and what he still wants to do. If Romney is not elected, I would be very content with the Republicans in Congress rendering Obama ineffective.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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George Will, dean of conservative columnists, says flat out in a new column that "Neither Romney or Santorum is likely to win election", and suggests Republican voters concentrate on holding the House and winning the Senate, and play defense for four years:

Republicans can stop Obama, one way or another - The Washington Post

The problem with Will's theory: whichever stinker is at the head of the GOP ticket, he'll be a boat anchor wrapped around the feet of Republicans all up and down the ballot
I love this election cycle!!!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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old, old, old school is right. Dems pay attention to him but the Republicans consider him yesterday's news and a leftist. Rush is the voice of the party now.
RIP GOP

What you've become won't be missed
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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RIP GOP

What you've become won't be missed
No No NO!!!!! They MUST keep doing exactly what they are doing!!!!! Please! GOP, DON'T CHANGE!!!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Did you read the piece? Will is urging the GOP to make Obama a lame duck from 01-21-13 on, throwing themselves into the task of blocking his every policy and initiative until 2016, when Chrisite/Rubio will ride to the rescue.

Actually, from the GOP perspective, that's not a bad plan. In fact, it's the same one I suggested in a post last year.
No come on, the modern Republican party doesn't do that. It's not like it's the party of no or something.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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Did you read the piece? Will is urging the GOP to make Obama a lame duck from 01-21-13 on, throwing themselves into the task of blocking his every policy and initiative until 2016, when Chrisite/Rubio will ride to the rescue.

Actually, from the GOP perspective, that's not a bad plan. In fact, it's the same one I suggested in a post last year.
Keep dreaming. Christe will be at least 500 lbs. by 2016. You have to fit in the front door of WH before you can become president.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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George Will is an obnoxious pseudo-intellectual who is the very sort of ivory tower snoot that the republican base seems to be attacking with a vengeance. I think he's a worthwhile target for criticism in that respect.

No, Will is wrong, they don't need to throw in the towel. They need to have the most embarrassing convention in their history. They need a meltdown. They need people to see how dysfunctional the party is. Only then will there be a real conversation within the party about how to fix it. They need another Pat Buchanan (1992 Convention) moment, and Rush just might have given them one - time will tell. But I'm hoping there's more left in their tank.

It sounds crazy and I'm sure others will be suspicious and doubt me - and that's fine. But the real reason I want this party to fail now - more than any other reason - is because I would actually like this party to become what it used to be: the party of intellect, the party of creativity, the party of self-determination, the party of ideas. This party in its current incarnation needs to expire. If the republicans actually just get hammered in the election, then maybe some of the people like Boehner (whom I think is actually a decent person) might stand up and retake control of their party.
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