For Republicans, some daunting numbers

You can lead an elephant to water but ...

You can lead an elephant to water but ...

Some numbers:

– Thirty-three U.S. Senate seats were up for grabs in the 2012 election. Democrats won 25 of those 33 seats.

– Mitt Romney is going to the White House today to have lunch, not to check out his new crib. And the main reason he will have to dine and dash is because American women rejected both his candidacy and his party, voting for Barack Obama by a margin of 55-44 percent. The gender differential in most down-ticket races was even larger.

– The Republican-run U.S. House has 19 major committees. Next year, it appears that all 19 will be chaired by white males.
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– The current Republican House caucus includes 24 women. Next year, that number will drop to 19.

– In the last three presidential election cycles, Americans under 30 voted Democratic by an average of 60 percent. And lest Republicans try to comfort themselves with the argument that it’s nothing new, that young voters always vote Democratic, it simply is not true. In the previous eight election cycles, an average of just 46.5 percent of young people had voted for the Democrat.

What does it mean? Generally speaking, younger voters who cast repeated ballots for a particular party tend to form a lasting affiliation with that party.

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– On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner reiterated his caucus’s strong opposition to raising taxes on the wealthy. Also on Wednesday, a new Washington Post poll was released reporting that just 37 percent of Americans agree with the position that Boehner and others have made the central focus of their party’s economic identity.

As longtime conservative Bruce Bartlett puts it in his much-cited piece for The American Conservative:

“At least a few conservatives now recognize that Republicans suffer for epistemic closure. They were genuinely shocked at Romney’s loss because they ignored every poll not produced by a right-wing pollster such as Rasmussen or approved by right-wing pundits such as the perpetually wrong Dick Morris. Living in the Fox News cocoon, most Republicans had no clue that they were losing or that their ideas were both stupid and politically unpopular.

I am disinclined to think that Republicans are yet ready for a serious questioning of their philosophy or strategy. They comfort themselves with the fact that they held the House (due to gerrymandering) and think that just improving their get-out-the-vote system and throwing a few bones to the Latino community will fix their problem. There appears to be no recognition that their defects are far, far deeper and will require serious introspection and rethinking of how Republicans can win going forward. The alternative is permanent loss of the White House and probably the Senate as well, which means they can only temporarily block Democratic initiatives and never advance their own.”

Political power ebbs and flows. It always has and always will. But it doesn’t just ebb and flow on its own. It fluctuates because losing parties take stock of why they’re losing and adapt to changing realities. If a political party not only refuses to adapt but makes a refusal to recognize changing realities a central part of its identity, ebb and flow can be delayed for a long, long time.

– Jay Bookman

949 comments Add your comment

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2012
10:41 am

Those are some powerful numbers….. looks like the tide is going out for the GOP. It may not come back. :D

getalife

November 29th, 2012
10:42 am

The gop will lose the house next cycle then disband.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 29th, 2012
10:42 am

Bruce Bartlett — “most Republicans had no clue that they were losing or that their ideas were both stupid and politically unpopular.”

Ahem. :D

Regnad Kcin

November 29th, 2012
10:43 am

There are ripples of change in the Republican party, but the leadership acts just the same as always.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 29th, 2012
10:43 am

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

Charles Darwin

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2012
10:43 am

Still not sure other than custom and civility why Romney is off to the White House and I don’t think it will help with Boehner but I could be wrong. Romney will have little sway with any in the GOP. Most of the GOP appear to have already abandoned him. Would be nice to see Romney stand up and say cut the crap.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 29th, 2012
10:44 am

And by cut the crap…I meant that directed at the GOP.

barking frog

November 29th, 2012
10:46 am

Believe me, the GOP will change, but slowly. The Jeb Bush ideology
will become the mantra which is basically moderation.

They BOTH suck

November 29th, 2012
10:47 am

Will be interesting to watch the Republican infighting as they adjust to the changing demographics that some of their elected officials, party officials and voters seem to resist and even act as if it isn’t occurring.

Lord Help Us

November 29th, 2012
10:47 am

tick…tick…tick…

They BOTH suck

November 29th, 2012
10:48 am

Is Ryan also coming to the lunch?

If so when Romney and Ryan walk into the White House, they should start playing “Didn’t we almost have it all” by Whitney Houston.

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2012
10:48 am

That group of chairmen had better at least accept the gay lifestyle because that’s the only thing that could potentially work in their favor, given their makeup.

Steve

November 29th, 2012
10:49 am

Check out article comments at redstate.com. These tea party conservatives are FURIOUS at the Republican party now. I read comments such as, “Republicans have moved to the left, Democrats have moved to Socialism.”

They are also talking about a third “Constitutional” type of party. They want the GOP to die and a new party to take over that is more conservative. Great – more independents will vote Democrat :)

DannyX

November 29th, 2012
10:49 am

All is not lost for the GOP, Rick Perry is going to announce next July that he is running for President in 2016!

(Well all is not lost for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert I should say.)

Fly-On-The-Wall

November 29th, 2012
10:50 am

Keep – that would be nice but given how Robme has responded after losing I doubt he’d find any backbone now. But I would love it if he did. Start the process now to have a real conservative party and by that I don’t mean Tea Party, I mean the conservatives we knew back in the 60s & 70s. We must have two strong parties (at least, maybe more) for our system to function properly.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 29th, 2012
10:50 am

Keep up the “good work”, GOP…please.

King of Planet Kolob

November 29th, 2012
10:50 am

We do not have to look to Europe to see the effects that raising taxes on the wealthiest will have on jobs and the economy. Just look at the Bush and Clinton years. Sam Walton’s employees should not have to supplement their income with public assistance that we pay for. If Repubs. can’t adapt they will go the way of the dinosaur.

East Lake Ira

November 29th, 2012
10:50 am

A generation has firmly attached itself to the Dems thanks to Clinton, Bush and Obama.

Thanks GOP!

Couldn’t have done it without you.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 29th, 2012
10:51 am

“they should start playing “Didn’t we almost have it all” by Whitney Houston”

baaaahahahaha …

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 29th, 2012
10:52 am

I still think that President Obama is having lunch with Romney to ask Mitt if he would be the new Ambassador to Libya… :)

Regnad Kcin

November 29th, 2012
10:52 am

In the long run, the GOP will moderate – count on it.

The Tea Party will be relegated to the rubbish bin of history (perhaps leaving a greater appreciatin of some or the more libertarian values within the GOP).

However, venial stupidity is strong within the current GOP leadership – this ship may take awhile to get back on course. In the meantime, the Democratic Party will make a lasting imprint on the political landscape taht will be hard to erase.

stands for decibels

November 29th, 2012
10:52 am

Still not sure other than custom and civility why Romney is off to the White House

Me neither, although rumor has it that Barack had been heard rehearsing “Bess, You Is My Woman Now”, of late.

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2012
10:52 am

Maybe Obama wants to offer Mitt a plea bargain if he’ll share some names on other Swiss bank accounts.

St Simons - he-ne-ha BOOTAKOOK 2014

November 29th, 2012
10:52 am

Do NOT listen to this man, cons.

He is part of the librul media conspurrceh.
You’re doing fine.
If anything you weren’t conservative enough, heheh

JohnnyReb

November 29th, 2012
10:52 am

Watch this for a different perspective. This should be mandatory for all Conservatives.

http://blip.tv/davidhorowitztv/bill-whittle-6444929

Peadawg

November 29th, 2012
10:53 am

“The gop will lose the house next cycle then disband.”

Hell, both parties should disband. Do away with the “party” system.

stands for decibels

November 29th, 2012
10:54 am

It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

Charles Darwin

by that reckoning, Mittens should be the Preznit-Elect.

The fundies are right. Darwin is a fraud, I tell you.

moonbat betty

November 29th, 2012
10:55 am

Sing it dems:

“WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
…OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

DannyX

November 29th, 2012
10:56 am

“They are also talking about a third “Constitutional” type of party.”

I hear the new conservative party is going to be called the Wally George Party.

real john

November 29th, 2012
10:56 am

While Jay continues to bask and gloat in all his glory of Obama’s win, I would caution him to pause. I heard the same rheotric after the 2008 election and we saw how much that changed by the 2010 election.

The Democrat party reminds me of the “cool parents” from high school. Everyone’s kids has set of parents like this. You know, they let their kids drink, aren’t really concerned if they get their homework done, let their kids do whatever…

Well how do you think most of those kids turn out??? All of the tax increases and lies about Obamacare will be exposed in the coming years. The Democrats have NO plan except to “tax the rich.” Even though the tax increases they are proposing hardly make a ripple in the debt..

We’ll see how people vote when the Dem’s house of cards comes crumbling down on itself. (and it will, it is a 100% certainty).

Tap Out

November 29th, 2012
10:56 am

Grover is the leader of the Ga. GOP. They’ve pledged allegiance to him and the rich….not to the voter.

Steve

November 29th, 2012
10:56 am

I don’t think that the Tea Party will let the GOP moderate. I am going to enjoy watching that battle. The GOP is going to split if that happens as the very red states will freak out and call the moderate Republicans RINOS and the battle will ensue. The more blue state Republicans moderate, the more the Confederate state Republicans will turn tea party bat s**t crazy. It really does look good for Democrats right now.

getalife

November 29th, 2012
10:57 am

Pea,

Why would the Dems disband?

They are winning.

Just defleterbating again in public?

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 29th, 2012
10:57 am

moonbat betty

November 29th, 2012
10:58 am

pssssst…come here. i want to tell you something

hey, you know what?

dems won, cons…

as Arnold would say, “HASTA LA VISTA BABY”

“YOU LOSE”

Junior Samples

November 29th, 2012
10:59 am

USinUK,

Now you know good and well the GOP won’t believe in Darwinism.
And there of course explains the problem.

straitroad

November 29th, 2012
10:59 am

Keep gloating Jay.

indigo

November 29th, 2012
11:00 am

And, if the Republicans refuse to adapt and make a refusal to recognize changing realities a central part of their identify, we’ll all either go off the fiscal cliff or suffer thru a last minute p*ss poor deal.

It’s becoming increasing clear that today’s Republican Party is the sorriest and most destructive political entity ever in American history.

moonbat betty

November 29th, 2012
11:00 am

DEMS WIN!

WE GONNA PARTY LIKE ITS 1999, BABY!

They BOTH suck

November 29th, 2012
11:01 am

“Keep gloating Jay.”

Translation: I am bitter because I wanted to be the one “gloating”.

:-)

They BOTH suck

November 29th, 2012
11:02 am

moonbat

Great tune.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 29th, 2012
11:03 am

Well, I feel kinda sorry for the young Republicans that are gonna be old some day.

You can almost hear the talk going on in houses of the future now:

Teenager: “Dad, why does Grandpa snarl every time he tunes in to the news?”
Dad: “Well, son, your granddaddy hates what’s happening in politics these days.”
Teenager: “Who did Grandpa vote for when he was younger and still able to get around?”
Dad: “Well, son, your granddaddy was a Republican and he always voted for Republicans.”
Teenager: “What’s a Republican?”

It’s kinda sad to see my party get butt-whomped so bad at the polls by women and the Mexicans and still go around talking about sticking things in women to make sure they’re still pregnant and deporting every Mexican they see. I hate to say it about my own kind, but it’s so hard for them to learn anything it’s like they’re bone-headed stupid or something.

But maybe that’s just the way I see things. Have a good Thursday everybody.

getalife

November 29th, 2012
11:03 am

The gop will stay the course and change nothing.

It is what they do.

Lord Help Us

November 29th, 2012
11:03 am

‘Keep gloating Jay.’

Keep living in denial, dude…

Thulsa Doom

November 29th, 2012
11:03 am

jay got them frothing at the mouth early today. He threw some more raw meat into the echo chamber and now they’re like a pack a riled up hyenas.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 29th, 2012
11:05 am

“I still think that President Obama is having lunch with Romney to ask Mitt if he would be the new Ambassador to Libya”

more like the Caymans!

Nero

November 29th, 2012
11:05 am

I see the Bookman circle jerk is in full effect this morning. Can’t wait for the righteous indignation when sequestration is implemented. Our Lord and Savior can’t herd the leeches. The harder he tries, the more they just slip through his fingers. :)

Steve

November 29th, 2012
11:05 am

And the GOP is still fighting for tax cuts for the wealthy while at the same time trying to gut the safety net programs and expand the military.
They
just
don’t
get
it

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 29th, 2012
11:06 am

“by that reckoning, Mittens should be the Preznit-Elect.

The fundies are right. Darwin is a fraud, I tell you.”

adaptable to change /= spineless

Steve

November 29th, 2012
11:06 am

Sure, Nero, and you probably were posting that the polls were showing a solid Romney win, too, as you live in fantasy land.

SBinf

November 29th, 2012
11:06 am

“If so when Romney and Ryan walk into the White House, they should start playing “Didn’t we almost have it all” by Whitney Houston.”

I lolled.

DannyX

November 29th, 2012
11:06 am

“He threw some more raw meat into the echo chamber and now they’re like a pack a riled up hyenas.”

How do you all like your elephant cooked? Rare, medium rare, medium well, or well done?

Nero

November 29th, 2012
11:07 am

Mitt should go eat the messiah’s food and then publically drop a deuce on the White House lawn. Carry your own water leeches.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 29th, 2012
11:07 am

real john — “The Democrat party reminds me of the “cool parents” from high school. Everyone’s kids has set of parents like this. You know, they let their kids drink, aren’t really concerned if they get their homework done, let their kids do whatever… Well how do you think most of those kids turn out???”

Yeah, ’cause the kids with tightazz crazoid fundie parents NEVER turn out to be crazed bombers or the kind of people who would whip out a piece in a crowded parking mall or who would shoot a doctor just because they disagreed with some of the work the doctor was doing . . . :roll:

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 29th, 2012
11:07 am

straitroad

a suggestion

climb down off that cross you’ve attached yourself to
and use the wood to build a bridge to get over it….

Steve

November 29th, 2012
11:07 am

and then there’s this:

Hostess Executive Bonuses: Twinkie-Maker To Seek Approval For $1.8 Million In Bonuses During Liquidation

Greed, greed, greed

getalife

November 29th, 2012
11:07 am

mitt will still be unemployed but will be fine.

This is mitt’s last day to be in corporate media then he is history.

Jay

November 29th, 2012
11:08 am

straitroad, I’m by no means gloating. I’ve written repeatedly that it is bad for the country and in the long run bad for the Democrats to have a dysfunctional opposition party, which is what the Republicans have become. The GOP has a critically important role to perform, and it is increasingly unable to do so.

Lord Help Us

November 29th, 2012
11:08 am

‘If so when Romney and Ryan walk into the White House, they should start playing “Didn’t we almost have it all” by Whitney Houston.’

Nah, he won…crank up Ludicrous ‘Get Back…’ and see if they crap themselves…

Dunwoody Granny

November 29th, 2012
11:09 am

I’ve been looking at the National Review, and I’m not seeing a lot of soul-searching on the right. They’re still looking at excuses: a fancy new GOTV database didn’t work the way it was supposed to. The GOP didn’t do a good enough job of educating voters. The ad campaign didn’t focus on the right issues. Skewed polls were such an article of faith that no one saw disaster coming in time to ward it off. The cultural narrative — movies, books, TV — mostly comes from the left; the right isn’t good enough at telling their stories.

The whole “we make our own reality” thing just keeps coming back to bite the R’s. They simply can’t buy the notion that they can’t simply tap their ruby heels together and find themselves back in a world that conforms to their beliefs.

They BOTH suck

November 29th, 2012
11:09 am

Thulsa

Based on current trends, what did Jay say that was incorrect?

His last paragraph does speak of “ebb and flows” of politics.

Doggone/GA

November 29th, 2012
11:09 am

“Still not sure other than custom and civility”

Not custom. It has NOT been customary for the winning Presidential candidate to invite the loser to the White House. In fact, it’s been quite rare

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 29th, 2012
11:09 am

I see Nero has already started dipping into the crystal meth this morning … tweak tweak tweak

JamVet

November 29th, 2012
11:09 am

Keep gloating using data, facts, quotes and evidence Jay.

Those are the modern GOP’s wolfsbane.

I am disinclined to think that Republicans are yet ready for a serious questioning of their philosophy or strategy.

Agreed, although another three electoral beat downs in the next few years MAY do the trick…

real john

November 29th, 2012
11:10 am

Joe Hussein Mama..

Way to GREATLY overexaggerate go to the most extreme example you can think of. No, I”m referring to responsible parents who actually set rules for their kids.. With the libs lets just let everybody do whatever they want, whenever they want

DannyX

November 29th, 2012
11:11 am

“Nah, he won…crank up Ludicrous ‘Get Back…’ and see if they crap themselves…”

I like that. There should be a New Black Panther posted outside the oval office door also.

BlahBlahBlah

November 29th, 2012
11:12 am

This is all great. So in 10-15 years when the Democrats dominate Congress, who will they blame when the debt/deficit/budget/entitlement math problems REALLY start to hit the fan?

Thulsa Doom

November 29th, 2012
11:13 am

the lord and savior would be damn proud of these robots. they’re like cult members. libs do love they cult of personality they do.

Steve

November 29th, 2012
11:13 am

Or who will take credit when we finally start bringing down the deficit while boosting back the middle class – the real job creators?

indigo

November 29th, 2012
11:14 am

Nero

I’m guessing your rich Big Business daddy constantly complains about the “leeches” and refers to Obama as “their Messiah”. So, rather than concentrate on your homeschool studies, you parrot daddy and rant here is all your adolescent immaturity.

Alex

November 29th, 2012
11:14 am

“”DAUNTING” equals OPPORTUNITY… Evolve or perish,,Political Darwinism..

@Indigo: “ever” now just where in your swiss cheese cerebral cortex did you find that, melodramatics hurts your theme…..Granny equates Jeb and Mitt, more uneducated melodrama, too many family issues with Jeb and the Bush name remains toxic

Nero

November 29th, 2012
11:14 am

I see USuK is living up to her gin-soaked barroom queen rep. Put the bottle down and swerve back on the correct side of the road honey.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 29th, 2012
11:14 am

real john — “Way to GREATLY overexaggerate go to the most extreme example you can think of.”

As they say in Law and Order, *you* opened that door, Counselor. Don’t get upset just because opposing counsel wants to walk through it with you. :roll:

If you get to make up an extreme example, then get prepared for an extreme example to get thrown right back at you.

“No, I”m referring to responsible parents who actually set rules for their kids.. With the libs lets just let everybody do whatever they want, whenever they want”

What makes you think you know the first thing about how liberals raise their kids?

Owl

November 29th, 2012
11:14 am

51% isn’t something to get so excited about.

larry

November 29th, 2012
11:14 am

I wonder which Mitt Romney will show up for lunch today.

The 1994 version, the 2002 version or the 2012 version.

Or will all three show up. This might be an interesting lunch.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 29th, 2012
11:15 am

Mike

November 29th, 2012
11:15 am

Good video Johnny

moonbat betty

November 29th, 2012
11:15 am

Jay, there will no longer be an opposition party.

DEMS WON.

It’s all dems all the time for eternity!

The dems will eventually branch off so you will have the moderate dems (demods) on on one side and the communists on the other (demcoms).

Either way:

Sid Bream slides into home base.

DEMS WIN, DEMS WIN, DEMS WIN, DEMS WIN!

BlahBlahBlah

November 29th, 2012
11:15 am

And how will they do that Steve, with magic fairy dust?

indigo

November 29th, 2012
11:15 am

Alex

Open your eyes and you will clearly see the “ever”, you tool.

mtend

November 29th, 2012
11:15 am

The only number that matters is the deficit. Sooner, rather than later, we will be bankrupt and a failed welfare state like Greece. When that happens all the free goodies the Dems dole out for votes and power will vanish.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 29th, 2012
11:15 am

BlahBlahBlah — “So in 10-15 years when the Democrats dominate Congress, who will they blame when the debt/deficit/budget/entitlement math problems REALLY start to hit the fan?”

Given how spitty y’all are at projecting who’s going to win an election just DAYS before the election actually takes place, what makes you think your side’s prediction skills are any better at calling things 10-15 *years* ahead of time?

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 29th, 2012
11:16 am

darling, I am on the right side of the road for England.

you keep tweaking, though – let everyone see you for the jackass you are.

Nero

November 29th, 2012
11:16 am

Indigo,

Quit stealing our future Boomer leech. Generation Greed.

Aquagirl

November 29th, 2012
11:17 am

There should be a New Black Panther posted outside the oval office door also.

Maybe they can get the skeery guy who intimidated voters at the polling place by opening the door. Boo!

They BOTH suck

November 29th, 2012
11:17 am

Thulsa

Unlike the robots on this very blog who were touting a Romney victory because Fox and radio pundits as well as right wing websites were saying “Romney landslide”, right?

:-)

what about Georgia?

November 29th, 2012
11:18 am

The Republicans control this state and have done so for years. They put a tricky Amendment to create Charter Schools and ole and behold, the graduation rate is embarassing. Red State and nothing accomplished for the last 12 plus years! It is time for Nathan Deal to go and for this state to turn BLUE!!

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 29th, 2012
11:18 am

I don’t see Jay gloating. I think he, like most of us, really do want to see a working Congress.
Partisanship has no place after an election. The MAJORITY of Americans have spoken. Will the Republicans listen? If the GOP keeps dragging their feet, come 2014, there will be a reckoning.

Nero

November 29th, 2012
11:19 am

Says the name calling queen. Wrap yourself in your Union Jack and worry about your adopted country’s problems. Expatriate leech.

TaxPayer

November 29th, 2012
11:19 am

guy,

If you’re still around, I offer up the current batch of blogging cons as existence proof of my earlier claim. They clearly worship President Obama.

Corbin Sharpe. Baby Boomer leech...and liking it!

November 29th, 2012
11:20 am

Oh good! Nero’s here. Now I can unveil my new Nom de Blog…

Woodstock Mike

November 29th, 2012
11:21 am

It’s true, our country is turning into one where people would rather have others pay for them, they would rather rely on others to make it in life, they don’t want to work hard and be rewarded for it, take a look at how the Democrats won the election, the African American, Latino, and single white women vote won the election for Obama, if you guys think that’s a good thing so be it… Life will go on either way…

Thulsa Doom

November 29th, 2012
11:21 am

I’m sure the white libs agree with DannyX about having a new black panther posted outside barracks door. Right Whitey libs? that’s Danny Xs way of letting you white boys know that you sit in the back of the democrat bus. hilarious!

SBinf

November 29th, 2012
11:22 am

I love the GOP’s excuse that they just didn’t get their message out. They’ve been peddling the same philosophy warmed over for the last 30 years. I think people get exactly what the GOP are about.

Nero

November 29th, 2012
11:22 am

Corbin,

I like it! :) Truth in advertising!

Atlas Shrugging

November 29th, 2012
11:22 am

As an Independent, my hope is that the REP-ugants don’t believe a word that lying DEM-wit community organizer promises. Let the takers that elected him start paying income taxes and see how they like supporting the herd.

getalife

November 29th, 2012
11:23 am

nero is on the Mexican ice.

I think many pols are on it too so we need ransom drug tests for the ones writing the laws.

Pee in a cup pols.

JamVet

November 29th, 2012
11:23 am

My goodness, how much more denial can you exhibit?

You cons just got crushed for the third time in six years.

And more than a few of you said Romney/Elmer Fudd/anybody could beat Obama.

What the hell are you thinking?

And yet you reality averse Republicans think that with no changes whatsoever, things are going to just magically turn around for you? As though there is some immutable “pendulum”. But all bets are off on that when your party, it’s leaders and your ideology all stink on ice. Hint: trying to govern from WAY out there on the extremist fringe will never get you beyond where you are now.

Jay is right. And I too have written so repeatedly.

A hijacked, deadly and dysfunctional GOP is NOT good for this nation.

But you faux conservatives have made your collective beds, now you get to lay in them…

professional skeptic

November 29th, 2012
11:24 am

” I hate to say it about my own kind, but it’s so hard for them to learn anything it’s like they’re bone-headed stupid or something. But maybe that’s just the way I see things.”

@ Redneck: That’s your opinion…

… and it’s very true.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 29th, 2012
11:24 am

W. Mike — “take a look at how the Democrats won the election”

Yeah. The old-fashioned way. WITH MORE VOTES.