Great night for the New Confederate Party

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I’m sure they will be no more extreme than they were 150 years ago.

In the 1860 Election the Confederates were against:

  • Education. Ditto 2010
  • Federal Spending for infrastructure. Ditto 2010
  • Help for Free Labor and the working man. Ditto 2010
  • Federal efforts to reign in the oligarchs of the day. Ditto 2010
  • The idea that the Constitution guaranteed “personal Liberty”. Ditto 2010
  • And then as now the Confederate Party uses the memes, rhetoric, scare tactics, and talking points of white supremacy and fear of the ‘others’ to bring the low hanging rubes into their movement.

    And then as now the only compromise the Confederate Party was/is willing to accept was/is complete and total capitulation to whatever crazy idea was/is freshest in their lizard brains.

    The Republican Party is dead.

    It is the Confederate Party now bitches. Get use to it.

    Oh, and get ready to party like it’s 1860.

    Cheers






    92 replies
    1. 1
      Little Boots says:

      You guys have GOT to slow down.

      Or not.

    2. 2
      mclaren says:

      New Republican party motto: All that’s missing are the hoods!

    3. 3
      Dr. Psycho says:

      I have no desire to “party” at the news that the oligarchic bastards are threatening to break up my country again.

      And to think, they used to be the party of Lincoln.

      It’s just sad, really.

      Well, sad, and scary, and infuriating.

    4. 4
      Little Boots says:

      Dennis, you have a crazy, a real honest to god crazy, win in Delaware. What do you do?

    5. 5
      Little Boots says:

      Dr. Psycho, they’ve been trying for at least 30 years. The question is what do we do, right now, right here, with the crazies winning? What do we say about that, and how do we make it effective?

    6. 6
      El Cid says:

      YEEEEEEE HAWWWWW — SOUF’ GON’ RISE AGAIN!

    7. 7
      Little Boots says:

      See, El Cid’s on the right page.

    8. 8
      Little Boots says:

      We know the rich always win, or almost always, but the crazeee scares even them. USE THIS.

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    10. 10
      lamh32 says:

      From mark “drudge rules my world” halperin:

      Demint Attacked

      Senior Republican leadership aide: “DeMint took it a step too far here, and I think he has lost the remaining credibility he had, even within the caucus … DeMint is not interested in a majority, he’d rather establish himself as the leader on the fringe.”

      Question: Do they come after Palin next?

      Does this mean the’re gonna eat they’re own?

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      Little Boots says:

      @lamh32:

      No.

      It is up to us.

      Seriously, could we stop dicking around as a party and make an issue of the habit Republicans have of throwing up the crazy constantly?

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      The Republic of Stupidity says:

      And meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the Chinese are laughing so hard they’re falling down…

    13. 13
      Dennis G. says:

      @Little Boots:

      Defeat the Confederate wanker in November. Get out and help Chris Coons defeat her.

      They same is true in many other States and many other races.

      The stupid “I will sit on the sidelines because Obama has not yet fixed ___________ or done _____________ the way I thought it should be done” mindset needs to be tossed aside.

      These Confederate fuckers have a very different idea about what to do with this Nation. We need to engage them now and defeat them. When they are gone, then I will be all ears about calls for Blue Dog hunting and recovered memories about Rahm stealing your cheese. But while these neo-Confederates are on the march, I do not have time for that.

      As for now, these Confederates are a serious collection of crazy guys and gals and we need to stop them.

      Helping the Democrats win and working to get out the vote seems like a good way to spend the next couple of months.

      Cheers

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      GregB says:

      According to a new poll on Kos Delaware’s Castle voters will support the Democrat in the general election by 44% to 28%.

      O’Donnell will now have several Rand Paul moments before they shove her into a closet.

      I also think that these wingnutty tea-party wins may be rallying the Democratic base.

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      Little Boots says:

      Actually, I suspect the Chinese are thinking, “we invested in this horseshit?”

    16. 16
      SteveinSC says:

      See, I told you to hold on to those Confederate Bank Notes you dumbass Yankees.

    17. 17
      Little Boots says:

      @Dennis G.:

      cosign that.

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      beltane says:

      @lamh32: When they eat their own they get indigestion. Exit polling out of Delaware shows that a majority of Mike Castle’s supporters plan to vote for Coons. Also, Karl Rove was just on Fox yelling at Sean Hannity about teabaggers throwing seats away to the Democrats. This is a weird sort of horror movie we’re living through.

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      batgirl says:

      @Little Boots: Yep, the rich used the crazy to get elected and now the crazy is taking over the party.

      The question is do the rich really think they can still control the crazy?

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      Little Boots says:

      but we better be prepared to play rough. Honestly, I think that would do it. What the fuck is wrong with us (other than Ben Nelson)?

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      Ahasuerus says:

      @lamh32: DeMint is a sitting senator, right? And this quote is from a “Senior Republican leadership aide”? If they aren’t already eating their own, they at least have set the table. This is going to get ugly.

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      celticdragonchick says:

      Oh, and get ready to party like it’s 1860.

      Because Antietam was so much fucking fun the first time around.

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      Dennis G. says:

      @SteveinSC:
      Only the ones with DeMint’s face on them are worth a dime now. Although there is a carny selling Confederate gold coins with Palin and Beck on ’em. I think you can see the ads over on Fox….

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      Little Boots says:

      @batgirl:

      No, I suspect they’re worried. Maybe not, but even Freedom Works pulled back from Christine O’Donnell. Palin doesn’t give a shit, but she ain’t rich yet, not Republican rich.

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      Wondered where you went Dennis. And yes, I am not sad at all that O’donnell won, though there is a twinge of bewilderment my country could spin down to such low denominators. But that is the way the murrican cookie crumbles some periods.

      Get the beady eyed fuckers all out of the shadows and onto the national political battlefield so everyone can see the ugly up close. And the idjittrey.

      only way to be sure.

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      mclaren says:

      @Little Boots:

      The question is what do we do, right now, right here, with the crazies winning?

      I say, double down. The Democrats need to run some candidates who believe the earth is hollow and full of grey reptoids who are actually demons in charge of satanic UFOs. Patrick Cooke for U.S. senator!

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      cmorenc says:

      In her victory speech, O’Donnell spoke of “restoring” the America we’ve supposedly lost. I get the “lost” part – they lost to Obama and the socialist Dems.

      What past version of America is it they want “restored?” They at least think they have an image of some lost ideal in their minds,…what is it?

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      celticdragonchick says:

      @Little Boots:

      Dennis, you have a crazy, a real honest to god crazy, win in Delaware. What do you do?

      Uh…go to Disneyland??

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      Little Boots says:

      @mclaren:

      heh, but really, I think we need to remind people but that’s at least half of the Republican party platform. Or just say it. Play rough, people.

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      oklahomo says:

      @beltane: It’s worse than a horror movie: we have crossed the event horizon and now stand exposed to the naked wingularity.

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      Ahasuerus says:

      @beltane:

      Also, Karl Rove was just on Fox yelling at Sean Hannity…

      Wow. Just … wow. What was that about them eating their own? It’s starting.

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      morzer says:

      @mclaren:

      Surely Harold Ford the OmniCitizen deserves the first chance?

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      celticdragonchick says:

      @mclaren:

      I say, double down. The Democrats need to run some candidates who believe the earth is hollow and full of grey reptoids who are actually demons in charge of satanic UFOs.

      I would SO vote for a candidate from The Church of The Sub-Genius!

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      Allison W. says:

      @lamh32:

      Question: Do they come after Palin next?

      HA! I’d like to see that! I look forward to her limp dick twitter attacks.

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      Gozer says:

      I posted this in another thread, but I think it’s more appropriate here:

      How Republicans Party (Via)

      Beyond the same memes, etc. it looks like the ‘pubs are using the same skin as those crusty old confederates.

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      Eastcoast wizard says:

      Beware the tyranny of evil men (and women). They are to be defeated not laughed at (well, maybe chuckle a little under your breath).

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      Little Boots says:

      Make O’Donnell Miss Republican. I know this is possible. She will help us. It’s beautiful.

    38. 38
      Little Boots says:

      john Cole, I know you’re not a fan of moi, but you can help this happen. Help this happen.

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      batgirl says:

      My dad, bless his heart, is volunteering for Reid in Nevada and making calls. I asked him what does he say? “Yeah, I know, Reid sucks but Angle sucks even more and she’s batshit crazy.” Vote Reid!

      I hope I am wrong, but I have a feeling that some/most of these crazy fuckers are going to be in the next Congress.

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      lamh32 says:

      anybody watching this O’donnell womans victory speech? She looks like she’s bout to cry. She doesn’t look serious at all.

      Doesn’t she know there should be “no crying in baseball?

      Palin at least is a little “long in the tooth” (not really, but still), this woman looks like a child playing dress up.

      Oh, BTW, as an African American, I REALLY hate the OBM/W (Obligatory Black Man or Woman) standing behind ya thing that pols, esp GOP pols do.

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      Little Boots says:

      If your Dad says “she’s batshit crazy” a thousand quatloons to him!

    42. 42
      Shinobi says:

      Y’know sometimes I read things like this, and think of my Dad ranting about socialism because he listens to too much talk radio and then asking my sister and I things like “Are you a SOCIALIST? do you know what socialism IS?”

      And I wonder, Are we doing the same thing to their talking points that they do to ours?

      And then, I read the things they actually say, and I realize no, no we are not. They really suck this much.

    43. 43
      Dan says:

      I wonder if all these religious tea party nutbags are familiar with Luke 8:33: “Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.”

      Good description of the republican party

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      Martin says:

      @lamh32: Nope. GOP should be faulted for many things, but their ability to turn cognitive dissonance to the most politically advantageous outcome is exceptional. They’ll wander around here off message for a day or two, but by Friday they’ll have everyone fully in line and proclaiming that O’Connell won because of voter backlash against Obama’s position that school kids masturbate to the flag instead of reciting the Pledge.

    45. 45
      Dennis G. says:

      @celticdragonchick:
      Actually the entire business should have convinced everybody of the madness of Confederate ideas and their failed world view should have been tossed down the dustbin of history.

      And yet, here we are with the Confederate Party taking over Lincoln’s Party like a demon in a cheap horror movie.

      It is not funny and that is why we need to stop their party.

      Cheers

    46. 46
      Ahasuerus says:

      @General Stuck: Hey Stuck, remember that it’s not the whole country (yet) that’s spinning down to the Lowest Crazy Denominator, it’s just the Republican party.

      Although we did re-elect GWB, so perhaps you have a point.

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      Quiddity says:

      The current crop of Tea Party-endorsed candidates: Miller, Paul, Lee (UT), O’Donnell, and (maybe) Lamontagne, are all fairly young. It’s not as if these people have been on the scene for a long time and are now finally getting power, like Reagan did. This is a serious, generational transformation of the Republican party and I wonder if that means it’s irreversible, at least for a decade or so. What countervailing forces are out there that could make the Republican party more moderate? I sure as hell won’t be a turning out of the old guard, because the next generation is more radical than the Republicans currently in charge.

    48. 48
      beltane says:

      @Ahasuerus: Fox is now reporting that the NRSC will not be supporting O’Donnell. Someone on the GOP Mt. Olympus must be very pissed.

    49. 49
      Allison W. says:

      @beltane:

      Hasn’t Karl Rove always supported the Tea Party?

    50. 50
      Little Boots says:

      @Allison W.:

      I suspect he’s more of a barnacle on the teapot, but he’s got to be used to that.

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      Corner Stone says:

      @beltane: They’re not going to spend money for a Senate seat? In DE?

    52. 52
      The Republic of Stupidity says:

      @Little Boots:

      Actually, I suspect the Chinese are thinking, “we invested in this horseshit?”

      Teehee… true, that…

      I remember something a film exec said back when the Japanese paid waaaaaaay toooooo much for Tri-Star… when asked about the deal, he replied, “Hey we took the frogs down for a billion… I guess it’s the Japanese turn now…” or sumpin to dat effect…

    53. 53
      celticdragonchick says:

      @lamh32:

      Question: Do they come after Palin next?

      She has a higher favorability rating in the GOP than Lincoln.

      Think about that for a minute.

      They will try to in the debates…but she will absolutely portray them as bullies (like O’Donnell did to Castle) while mocking their masculinity (the limp, impotent meme she put out) and make it impossible to engage her the same way they would with a male candidate. Another female candidate could do it…but the GOP is in short supply for 2012.

      No. They will not come after her. Nothing to gain and much to lose.

    54. 54
      iriedc says:

      Thanks, for the NCP post Dennis!

      The idea of a Palin/O’Donnell 2012 NCP ticket is gonna have me whistling Dixie all night.

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      Ahasuerus says:

      @beltane: No kidding. Like I said before, wow.

      And by the way, I’d like to personally thank you for watching Fox so I don’t have to. Every time I try to watch them I wind up screaming at the television with my ears bleeding.

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      GregB says:

      Now if the Democrats rally and keep both houses it will be an incredible humiliation for the GOP.

      It will cause them to go to the mattresses over their direction.

      Remember, anything but a a massive GOP sweep is an incredible loss.

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      Little Boots says:

      @The Republic of Stupidity:

      Back when I was a budding bitch, hearing about the Japanese “takeover” of a Hollywood, all I could think was “poor bastards.”
      They’re probably used to actual balance sheets and real profits and losses. Poor bastards.

    58. 58

      I Can’t wait for MJ in the morning. Scarborough is going to be so full of piss and vinegar it will be delicious. He has been ranting about the Angle nom “Harry Reid would have been gone, gone, gone, but no they nominated Angle and now Reid is a shoe in” This morning he was again ranting “if they nominate O’Donnell you can forget Delaware, the Repub majority in the Senate is a dream”

      I can’t WAIT for the morning.

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      celticdragonchick says:

      @Dennis G.:

      It is not funny and that is why we need to stop their party.

      I’ve been a Republican my entire adult life…and I watched the party become a cesspool of race baiting, know nothing, science deniers and moralizing scolds.

      Fuck it. I’m not laughing either.

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      The Republic of Stupidity says:

      @Dennis G.:

      And yet, here we are with the Confederate Party taking over Lincoln’s Party like a demon in a cheap horror movie.

      You mean, kinda like Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally on the anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech?

      That sort of freakin’ repulsive insanity?

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      Allison W. says:

      Is Castle going to endorse her? or did the NRSC already squash that?

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      Mike in NC says:

      @beltane:

      Karl Rove was just on Fox yelling at Sean Hannity about teabaggers throwing seats away to the Democrats.

      Heh, indeed. Was thinking of old Turdblossom a little while ago when I saw a report on Tropical Storm Karl menacing the Yucatan peninsula.

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      beltane says:

      @Corner Stone: O’Donnell has $20,000 cash on hand compared to Coon’s $1,000,000, and 44% of Castle’s supporters plan to vote for Coons. O’Donnell is not only crazy, but she is also a sketchy character and a liar (more so than your average GOP nutter). No sense in throwing good money after bad.

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      eemom says:

      @Little Boots:

      Actually, I suspect the Chinese are thinking, “we invested in this horseshit?”

      That is a win.

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      celticdragonchick says:

      @Allison W.:

      Is Castle going to endorse her?

      After that despicable smear hit job she did on him? Not a chance. They couldn’t pay him enough to cozen that freak.

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      DonkeyKong says:

      Turns out Appomattox was just half time.

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      Little Boots says:

      @eemom:

      finally.

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      Allison W. says:

      @celticdragonchick:

      Just a thought since the repubs fall in line and all that.

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      beltane says:

      @Allison W.: Karl Rove supported the Tea Party to the extent that they were useful to establishment Republicans. Christine O’Donnell is of no use to any known person on the planet. She is like the Alvin Greene of the Republican party.

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      eemom says:

      and they totally ARE eating their own.

      Look at memeorandum today — even Krauthammer was out there in the sunshine a-shittin on O’Donnell, and he NEVER drags his ass out of the coffin before Friday.

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      Little Boots says:

      That’s what makes her so perfect. Even the right knows she’s crazy. It won’t be long before they rally around. But that just means we have to strike fast, and hard (and no vulgarity, you heathens!).

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      DonkeyKong says:

      You know every teabag wingnut is going to relish (as in Simon LaGree) saying “You can’t vote for a Coon!” snicker..snicker..snicker.

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      sistermoon says:

      @lamh32:

      As an African American woman, I’m glad to see someone else has noticed. They’re “Pet Negroes”. Every Republican has one (or two).

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      Corner Stone says:

      @beltane: Is this the literal definition of “Sha-Zam!” ?

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      KG says:

      @celticdragonchick: my guess is that there will be one candidate who decides to go after Palin. It’ll be someone who doesn’t really have a chance, probably whoever is running fourth. It will allow for the other two contenders (assuming three contenders including Palin) to look presidential while “defending” Palin from untoward attacks and benefiting from said attacks.

      All that said, I think if Palin gets in, I don’t think her bullshit will work very long. “Poor me, poor me” doesn’t sell well for long, especially in a GOP primary.

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      TR says:

      @celticdragonchick:

      Another female candidate could do it…but the GOP is in short supply for 2012.

      You know, Kay Bailey Hutchinson is probably still pissed that McCain picked Caribou Barbie over her in the last campaign, and I bet she’d enter the race just to off her.

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      eemom says:

      @KG:

      All that said, I think if Palin gets in, I don’t think her bullshit will work very long. “Poor me, poor me” doesn’t sell well for long, especially in a GOP primary.

      oh, true that. True true true that. By the time Mitty and Suckabee and the other Ready for Prime Time Players get through with her, she’ll be about as MILF as a broken Barbie doll discarded by a bored kid.

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      Bob Loblaw says:

      @TR:

      After what Perry did to her? Plus, isn’t she like 75 years old, thereabout?

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      MattR says:

      @eemom: She will suffer the Giuliani Effect (which is different from Giuliani Tourette’s, ie. 9/11). The more people get to know her, the more they will be turned off by her.

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      El Cid says:

      [Wrong thread.]

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      Anoniminous says:

      @celticdragonchick:

      Running for President is a two year grind and you have to win either New Hampshire or Iowa. Both of those states demand retail politics Up Close & Personal. Palin doesn’t have the stamina. She doesn’t have the smarts. She doesn’t have the political skills. Plus she is psychologically unstable; sooner or later she will throw one of her patented hissy fits in public & it’s all over.

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      El Cid says:

      Actually I think it’s more like “party like it’s 1877.”

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      beltane says:

      @TR: Kay Baily Hutchison is a raging liberal in these people’s minds, it won’t be her. Watch out for Mike Huckabee.

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      mclaren says:

      @Quiddity:

      What countervailing forces are out there that could make the Republican party more moderate?

      Wooden stakes. Garlic. Sunlight.

    85. 85

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      celticdragonchick says:

      @KG:

      @celticdragonchick: my guess is that there will be one candidate who decides to go after Palin. It’ll be someone who doesn’t really have a chance, probably whoever is running fourth. It will allow for the other two contenders (assuming three contenders including Palin) to look presidential while “defending” Palin from untoward attacks and benefiting from said attacks.

      That is a really good assessment. I can see that working.

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      celticdragonchick says:

      @TR:

      You know, Kay Bailey Hutchinson is probably still pissed that McCain picked Caribou Barbie over her in the last campaign, and I bet she’d enter the race just to off her.

      True, dat.

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      catclub says:

      @Quiddity:
      Sure would be funny to see Thad Cochrane (Of Mississippi)
      primaried by a teapartier. He of course is not up this cycle.

      rats.

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      BDeevDad says:

      The Tea Party is calling for Rove to be fired.

      They are eating their own. Bwaahaahaa

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      @mclaren: Win. I demand that as a revolving tagline.

      dengre, it really does seem as if they’re regressing to that particular time. The fact that they may actually gain some traction in our government frightens me a bit.

      @BDeevDad: Rove. Seriously. This is just too delicious.

      @Bill Murray: I went white-hot with rage when I first saw this. I cannot click again. It’s not good for my blood pressure.

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      twmiller says:

      Is there a source for the ‘confederate platform of 1860’ information? I’d like to spread this around, but I’m loathe to do so with having actual source(s) that demonstrate the similarities.

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