Is the Republican Party too angry to win?

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    Sep 10, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    It used to be that the Democratic Party was the glum party. In the 1970s and 1980s, Democratic party leaders often criticized the country relentlessly for its behavior at home and abroad, for its inequities and injustices. Think of civil rights and Vietnam. The Democrats, Jeane Kirkpatrick said at the 1984 Republican convention, always blame America first.

    But today it is the Republican Party that often seems angry with America. Read the best-selling books by conservatives these days, watch Fox News or attend a Tea Party rally. They are filled with rage, often combined with a powerful nostalgia for an America that has gone away.

    http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/10/is-the-republican-party-too-angry-to-win/?hpt=hp_t2
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 10, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Yes, I've been thinking the tables have turned for awhile now. The two conventions crystallized that notion.
  • mrsmithers

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    Sep 10, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    This may be the Official end of the Republican party...
  • GQjock

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    Sep 10, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    Yeah they are the Angry party .... but all too Often they are the party of ....Are you F**king kidding Me ? icon_rolleyes.gif

    How many times have they been caught in out and out Lies?
    Obstructing Government policies?
    Hiding from or denying the truth?
    Saying they are for or against something and then VOTING the EXACT opposite way?


    The truth and the republican party seem mutually exclusive
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    Sep 10, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    GQjock said
    Yeah they are the Angry party...

    That made me think of creating a new app for mobile devices, modeled after Angry Birds:


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    The goal is to get them to peck each other to death. And when all the evil vultures are dead, the glorious Angel of Democracy descends from Heaven, and humankind lives happily ever after.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 10, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    mrsmithers saidThis may be the Official end of the Republican party...



    Ohhhh my, some of you really HAVE lost it icon_eek.gif
  • tazzari

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    Sep 10, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    " In the 1970s and 1980s, Democratic party leaders often criticized the country relentlessly for its behavior at home and abroad, for its inequities and injustices."

    The Dems, in other words, were fighting for equality and justice.

    While I agree that the GOP is now the negative party - what are they fighting for? Privilege and Preference and more power to corporations and the wealthy. Why do they hate America?
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    Sep 11, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    mrsmithers saidThis may be the Official end of the Republican party...



    Ohhhh my, some of you really HAVE lost it icon_eek.gif


    THE PARTY MAY BE OVER....

    ......but the Gay Republicans will be the last to leave.

    Loyalty??? Nah, more like DESPERATION.

    Where else will these completely unremarkable middle-aged queens find so much attention?