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The Democrats are going to run into the same problem with weeding out crackpots in 2016.

Perhaps, but our crackpots aren't nearly as batshit as their crackpots.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 04:22:12 PM EST
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ROTFLMAO

Sadly, that is the best summary of the US political scene I've ever read.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 04:32:02 PM EST
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ah but what about the selection of crackpots available in four years time. No doubt by then the party will have triangulated to fight on the republican parties chosen ground of idiocy.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 04:35:13 PM EST
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If the Democrats would get it through their heads they are never, ever, going to get the no education, no money, and no teeth voter in Alabama it would really help.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 04:40:54 PM EST
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Its Like the Labour party here in the UK's obsession with the Daily Mail voter

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 04:46:35 PM EST
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Maybe the left should learn to do Fox

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 04:50:47 PM EST
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They have tried multiple times to get "progressive talk radio" to work, and it doesn't.

Partly because progressives are doing something useful during the day, not driving around their farms in pickup trucks listening to AM radio while waiting for the corn to grow, and partly because they can't find anybody batsh*t crazy enough to compete with the likes of the conservative hosts.

by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:09:55 PM EST
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Can't they find some fire-breeding communist to rant away in a manner that would be pleasing to someone in a pick-up truck?

We have a bunch here who hand out there pamphlets with cheerful slogans like "Bush is Hitler's child!"

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:56:43 PM EST
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The wild card there is the 99% movement.

The last Democratic candidate positioned to run on that discontent fell prey to GZS (greasy zipper syndrome) ... but if there's a big enough parade, someone'll run to get in front.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Jan 4th, 2012 at 02:44:08 AM EST
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You think so, eh? I've got a bridge to sell you...

Just as an example, I was speaking to an Occupy guy here a few weeks ago when that was the big fad (incidentally, the Colorado Springs site was dismantled when the mayor refused to renew their parade permit for another month. So much for Libertarianism), and his claim was that the whole reason that the progressive movement of the 1960s foundered was because they let the girls in who undermined it all with Free Love.

I talked to him about this for a while because I had not previously heard that theory, and he seems to be a perfectly sensible guy in all other ways except for this one point. Upon which he is adamant. The damnned women and their Free Love did us in, he says.

So I'm not sure where to put him on the spectrum of progressives here that includes remote-viewing Buddhist monks, knitting-mad party secretaries, and medical marijuana activists. And this is just in conservative old Colorado, not even any place with depth.

by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 04:53:07 PM EST
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(whimper)


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:07:16 PM EST
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Sure, but that's just some random nut bag on the street.  The difference is that our crazies generally aren't running for office.  They're just voting and babbling.

I mean, Rick Santorum may actually win tonight, ffs.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:56:39 PM EST
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...adding: And that's still not half as crazy as Michele Bachmann's discussions of vaccines.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:57:36 PM EST
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Yeah, well, there is that.  :-)
by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:58:58 PM EST
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I thought she was a vaccine......

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:47:46 PM EST
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No, she's a symptom.

The vaccine hasn't been developed yet. (And it may be too late when it is.)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jan 4th, 2012 at 06:34:57 PM EST
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