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  • GQjock

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    Nov 08, 2008 12:13 PM GMT
    It's hysterical ....
    It's a parade of brow beaten republicans coming on and saying ...
    How they were not completely repudiated in the last election icon_rolleyes.gif
    How Sara Palin is the new Ronald Reagan icon_eek.gif
    and how all Barack Obama is interested in is picking out a dog and talking to Iran icon_neutral.gif

    Schadenfreude [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏ̯də] (German)
    malicious pleasure taken from observing the misery of another.icon_cool.gif
  • Koaa2

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    Nov 08, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    You would think they would learn something from all this, but pretty soon, if not already, it is going to be the same old hate, fear and divide speech that they have represented lately. Is Carl Rove now a regular commentator on Fixed News?.
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    Nov 08, 2008 3:16 PM GMT
    Hello? Fox News? Shut out!
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  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 08, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    I hope that Sarah Palin becomes the new face of the Repugnant Party - thus assuring that the Democrats remain in power for a loooooooooooooong time! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Nov 08, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    This is actually sort of classic. When a party gets repudiated, the reaction is to become MORE ideologically pure, not less. It happened to the Democrats from 1968-1972.

    This sort of thing happens in cults, too, which the current GOP sort of acts like.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 08, 2008 6:24 PM GMT
    OMG, I know exactly what you're talking about. I've been tuning in to some conservative radio just to hear their howls. Mike Church, who is as neo-con as you can get, cannot even make a coherent sentence. He is so beside himself that there is hardly any substance to anything he says. He is incessant in calling people Obamaphants, whatever that means, and he sometimes delves into almost-racist rants, such as "ass-hanging pants" to describe Obama supporters.

    I say, let their racism bleed out.


    It was a beautiful sight to see Barack Obama giving his first press address. I couldn't help but thin that I can definitely get used to this.

  • Thirdbeach

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    Nov 08, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    McCain did a very gracious speech on Tuesday night.

    If he is the leader of the party, how come others are not being graciousicon_question.gif
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    Nov 08, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
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    Nov 08, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    Thirdbeach saidMcCain did a very gracious speech on Tuesday night.

    If he is the leader of the party, how come others are not being graciousicon_question.gif


    If you want a serious answer, read Rick Perlstein's new book Nixonland.

    I'm 1/2 way through it and even though I lived through the era, Perlstein's scholarship reveals a lot of information that was not available at that time.

    In 1968, Nixon was floundering in his quest for the GOP nomination. The party's southerners, led by Strom Thurmond, were falling in behind Reagan, who was running even back then, and the third-party candidacy of George Wallace was running well over 20% in the polls, all of whose supporters would be drawn from the Republicans---they were never voting for Humphrey.

    So Nixon made a deal with Thurmond, to make Southern racialist principles a part of his campaign and his governance and the GOP at that moment threw off the legacy of Lincoln and became the party which even today subtly permits and encourages its racists.

    Not every Republican is a racist, nor every racist Republican. But only one party has devoted itself to placating the racists.
  • Koaa2

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    Nov 08, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    Thirdbeach saidMcCain did a very gracious speech on Tuesday night.

    If he is the leader of the party, how come others are not being graciousicon_question.gif


    McCain was never a part of the right wing, he only swung, which was sad to see, that way to appease that group during this election.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 08, 2008 8:46 PM GMT
    Oh wow... MCCain was never the face of the republican party

    They painted him up as best they could and threw him up on stage and look at what happened
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    Nov 08, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    I would not expect anything less from FOX NEWS!
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    Nov 08, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    Pretty sure Faux News was banned in Canada, it's only avaliable on a digital/satalite package.
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    Nov 08, 2008 11:08 PM GMT
    jprichva, that sounds like a good read. I don't know about what deals Nixon made with the south (though we already knew he made some other downright criminal ones in his time), but I believe he's pretty well thought of for seeing through civil rights after Johnson

    Truly, JMcC was not and is not leader of the GOP. And Palin is not likely to be, either, in my opinion - too far right. Unless she sways steadily to the center in the next few years. They definitely do have some rebuilding to do, but before that some soul-searching to decide what the party is about.

    In any case, many pundits are more worried about defending their own shoddy prognosticating at the moment than about rescuing any candidate's image.

    Then there's Rush Limbaugh, who cut to the chase and ordered his coterie of listeners to ignore JMcC's call to support BHO - suggesting he had swallowed something very bitter indeed, A shame he didn't choke on it.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 08, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    Anyone Notice? During the question and answer section of his press conference
    Obama picked someone from CBS to ask a question and he picked someone from NBC and ABC and CNN

    ... and I wonder what Company he didn't choose from??? icon_wink.gif

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    Nov 09, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    GQjock saidAnyone Notice? During the question and answer section of his press conference
    Obama picked someone from CBS to ask a question and he picked someone from NBC and ABC and CNN

    ... and I wonder what Company he didn't choose from??? icon_wink.gif



    He didn't choose FOX because everyone from MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC were responsible for getting him elected through their favorable coverage of him. So of course, Obama is going to 'pay them back' by giving them access over FOX, which actually asked tough questions and brought up controversial issues.

    While I don't particularly care for FOX at all, at least they brought up important issues like Ayers, ACORN, and Wright.

    My guess is that every network except FOX is going to treat Obama like the "golden boy" and the "King of the World" for the next 4 years unless he screws up.
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    Nov 09, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    Thirdbeach saidMcCain did a very gracious speech on Tuesday night.

    If he is the leader of the party, how come others are not being graciousicon_question.gif


    If you want a serious answer, read Rick Perlstein's new book Nixonland.

    I'm 1/2 way through it and even though I lived through the era, Perlstein's scholarship reveals a lot of information that was not available at that time.

    In 1968, Nixon was floundering in his quest for the GOP nomination. The party's southerners, led by Strom Thurmond, were falling in behind Reagan, who was running even back then, and the third-party candidacy of George Wallace was running well over 20% in the polls, all of whose supporters would be drawn from the Republicans---they were never voting for Humphrey.

    So Nixon made a deal with Thurmond, to make Southern racialist principles a part of his campaign and his governance and the GOP at that moment threw off the legacy of Lincoln and became the party which even today subtly permits and encourages its racists.

    Not every Republican is a racist, nor every racist Republican. But only one party has devoted itself to placating the racists.


    Yes that is a good summary of how the Republican party tacked to the right in order to capture the racist southern voters who were turned off the Democratic party following Johnson's administration pushing through the Civil Rights Bill in the mid-1960s.

    Richard Nixon called them the "silent majority". Many of them became the "moral majority" under Ronald Reagan. Many Americans feel the culture wars really got under way with Karl Rove. I disagree, they started in 1968 with Richard Nixon and his "silent majority" who resented the more tolerant and permissive baby boomers, and accelerated under Reagan with the "moral majority". The culture wars became much more pronounced and vicious in the Clinton and George W. Bush Jr. years.

    The culture wars are not necessarily over yet if the passing of Proposition 8 is any indication.
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    Nov 09, 2008 12:48 AM GMT
    Interesting...a while back they (FOX, Repubs) all bashed anyone who spoke against the president of the United States. I saw a Bill O'Reilly who had on Dixie Carter and they spoke out on how it's unpatriotic and unamerican to speak out against and question what the president was doing. She was on to attack Jhonny Depp for his anti Bush remarks and compliment Britteny Spears on her loyalty to Bush at the time.

    So, my point is that are they going to practice what they preach? They all pegged all the "nasty liberals" for attacking bush, so lets see if they give their total support to Obama and not question or attack any of his mistakes (that he will make). Obviously its not going to happen...the GOP is the most pathetic, two faced outfit ever.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 09, 2008 4:54 AM GMT
    While I don't particularly care for FOX at all, at least they brought up important issues like Ayers, ACORN, and Wright.

    Hmmm..... important issues like Ayers
    a man with no influence or access

    ACORN .... a group that was scammed by its paid registrars
    But FOX was too busy misrepresenting that while Rove and his cronies were caging voters and firing Federal Prosecutors who didn't try democrats

    And the Rev Wright
    The lovely Rev Wright ...you bring up a man of the Cloth after the
    Butthole F**king we were given by just about every religious group there is in the United States?
    and I am assuming that you're a gay man...am I correct?
    You did notice the horrible misrepresentations that they said about us
    in order to get their ballot measures past
    The point is ...you put a mike and tape any Church for 17 years and you'll get an earfull of hate
    ask Sara Palin ... her Pastors want to pray the gay out of you
    and they want to go after witches
    or Rod Parsley who has railed against gays for YEARS
    Didn't see McCain repudiate him at anytime did ya ????
    Oh and what about the Little fat Gnome Rev Hagee ?
    Who has made travelling sermons saying that the Catholics with their Popery
    (That ain't dried flowers)
    and Jews are Evil

    ahhh...yes
    the wonderful world of religion BUT you didn't hear much about the other ones now did you???
    I've been rackin' my mind why that might be ... Hmmmm
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    Nov 09, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    RealAmericanHero said So of course, Obama is going to 'pay them back' by giving them access over FOX, which actually asked tough questions and brought up controversial issues.


    And you actually teach history to defenseless children? If you were my kid's teacher, I'd have them in a private school so fast.....
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 09, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    GQjock said, "Anyone Notice? During the question and answer section of his press conference
    Obama picked someone from CBS to ask a question and he picked someone from NBC and ABC and CNN

    ... and I wonder what Company he didn't choose from??? icon_wink.gif"


    I noticed that too. If the Republicans truly want to rebuild its base, they need to get rid of the neo-ignorant of FOX News.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 09, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    msw1 said, "She was on to attack Jhonny Depp for his anti Bush remarks and compliment Britteny Spears on her loyalty to Bush at the time.



    OMG! So that explains FOX's over-coverage of Brittney Spears this and Brittney Spears that. I always wondered why they had so much vested interest in a trivial pop singer.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 09, 2008 7:22 PM GMT
    I always wondered why they had so much vested interest in a trivial pop singer.

    Their Hollywood demographic

    They're going apoplectic about Sean Penn right now because he said
    Obama was "his" president