ARE BIRTHERS AND AFTER BIRTHERS DESTROYING THE GOP

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    Apr 28, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    "The toofaint repudiation of birtherism by regular Republicans has shaped not only the Obama brand, but also the Republican brand. It was not only white people who heard the implied message about who counts and who does not count as a "real American."

    http://politico-junkie.blogspot.com/2011/04/canada-opinion-us-birther-embarrassment.html
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    Apr 28, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    ARE BIRTHERS AND AFTER BIRTHERS DESTROYING THE GOP?







    In a word -- NO. Democrats would like to think this to be true, and they will grasp at any and every straw they can to desperately hold on to The White House. Admittedly, Republicans are no better as they desperately try to win back The White House. Suffice to say that 2012 is going to be a no-holds-barred blood bath -- it's not going to be pretty -- and it's anyone's guess at this point which way the wind will blow.
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    Apr 28, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidARE BIRTHERS AND AFTER BIRTHERS DESTROYING THE GOP?







    In a word -- NO. Democrats would like to think this to be true, and they will grasp at any and every straw they can to desperately hold on to The White House. Admittedly, Republicans are no better as they desperately try to win back The White House. Suffice to say that 2012 is going to be a no-holds-barred blood bath -- it's not going to be pretty -- and it's anyone's guess at this point which way the wind will blow.


    I think it will rest with the state of the economy come summer 2012. We got a very lukewarm 1st quarter result today of 1.8% GDP growth, and I do hope it’s a blip caused my bad weather and gas prices. However a doubling of gas preceded what happened in 74-75, 81-82 and 2008-2009. The weather we can and do recover from, but the gas prices - if this continues is not good for the short term prospect of the economy.

    I do wish Obama success and hope he is able to do the right thing.
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    Apr 28, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    I think they are just continuing a trend that was begun when the Republican party sold its soul to the social conservatives in the '80s. It caused a grand political realignment and brought them new success and relevance, but at what a cost.

    Frankly, if the Republican Party (I guess to be fair I should call it the republic party like the ultra-rightists call the Democratic party the democrat party, lol) had a moderate wing anything like it used to, and voting Republican didn't mean I was supporting whack-jobs who think that I shouldn't have the right to exist, I would be a Republican. Moderate fiscal conservatism combined with moderate social liberalism? Sounds good to me and a good alternative to a Democratic party to which I am loyal, despite my disdain for liberal economic populism.

    But I am a Democrat and a Democrat I will stay, until the Republican party excises the cancer in its midst. Which it won't do, because without the appeal to the crazies they can't put together enough votes to win. It's sad.
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    Apr 28, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    Republicans are freaks, seriously, total freaks. Like get rid of the party freaks.