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Do you think the Republican Party has turned into the Party of Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs?

Che Guevara - Hero 2012/12/02 14:25:22
Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
Republicans are mostly Wackjobs.
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Rave if you think the Republican Party has turned into the Party of Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs.

The Sour Grapes Republicans
. For a movement that aspires to macho stoicism, there sure are a lot of whiny wusses in the GOP these days. I hate whiners. I coach my kids in baseball and basketball, and I have two inviolable rules when they lose: don’t blame the other team and don’t complain about the officials. Sour Grapes Republicans do both. Donald Trump, the village idiot of a city of 8 million, took to Twitter to call President Obama’s reelection “a total sham and a travesty,” to propose a “revolution in this country,” and to allege (falsely) that Obama had lost the popular vote. Clearly, Trump is living proof that hair spray causes brain damage.

Conservative media critic Brent Bozell is another Sour Grapes Republican, but his focus is on the press. “The media,” he writes, “lauded Obama no matter how horrendous his record, and they savaged Obama’s Republican contenders as ridiculous pretenders.” Umm, Brett, Herman Cain. Michele Bachmann. Rick “Oops” Perry. They actually areridiculous pretenders.

The Flat-Earthers. When you listen to Flat Earth Republicans, you’d think they actually won. Karl Rove, the legendary Republican bogeyman, led groups that spent $300 million in opposition to the president and congressional Democrats. Ninety-four percent of that money was spent supporting candidates who lost. Rove’s analysis after the election: “We did good things this year.” Really? It’s not like they spent the money trying to do something truly good, like artificially inseminating zoo pandas or inventing untraceable email so Army generals can make love as well as war. No, Rove spent hundreds of millions and lost bad. That’s an abysmal year. But you wouldn’t know it listening to Flat Earth Karl.

Paul Ryan is another denialist. The president’s victory, he said, surprised him because the Democrats -really turned out their vote in the urban areas. Really? Of course the Obama-Biden campaign ran up the score in the cities—that’s a century-old pattern for the Democrats and could not have been a surprise. What Ryan ignores is that President Obama carried plenty of rural and suburban counties—and that he even won Rock County, Wis., whose biggest town, Janesville, is the home of one Paul Ryan. Won it big, too: 61-39 percent. If Paul Ryan wants to see a person responsible for Mitt Romney’s defeat, he needn’t travel to America’s urban areas; he just needs to look at the cocky, callous Ayn Rand disciple posing in those embarrassing workout photos.

The Crazies. An Arizona woman allegedly ran over her husband with her SUV when she learned he hadn’t -voted. She was apparently upset that Obamacare wouldn’t be repealed. Let’s hope her poor husband gets all the health care he needs. Lord knows he’s suffered enough.

Sadly, she’s not the only ideologically inspired wackjob. The treasurer of the GOP in Hardin County, Texas, has called Democrats “baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists” and proposed that Texas have an “amicable divorce” from the United States of America.

Don’t laugh. An online petition calling for Texas to secede has garnered more than a hundred thousand signatures, despite the fact that it says secession “would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living.” “It’s”? -Really, my fellow Texans? If you’re going to secede, you ought to at least do it grammatically. Imagine how embarrassed we’d be if Thomas Jefferson had started the Declaration of Independence, “When in the coarse of human events ...”

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  • bill.fife.3 2013/01/14 01:12:56
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    bill.fife.3
    Actually they are mostly sad that their bid to become the core of a neo-Roman Ruling Corporate Aristocracy fell under the crusing heel of the Will of the People, aka Democracy.
  • Ginn Schaefer 2012/12/21 01:55:24
    Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
    Ginn Schaefer
    +2
    Did you see the fiscal cliff request of the GOP, tax us more, but all us endless deductions and exemptions. What, I mean what are you not getting, no one is so stupid to not see (thanks Gov Romney) those loopholes are worth alot more than a single tax heck. Jackass thinking, selfish, selfish, thinking. How much money is enough, apparently it has no limit. Power and money corrupt.
  • sabir abdus-samee 2012/12/20 05:24:51
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    sabir abdus-samee
    +2
    If the republicans believe in God, then they need to ask God about those guns
  • AJ 2012/12/20 02:33:54
    Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
    AJ
    +2
    I hate to spit on your guys but it's kinda true. A house divided cannot stand.
  • Alexander T Steward 2012/12/11 21:47:07
  • JAR HEAD Alexand... 2012/12/19 11:04:15
  • painted desert 2012/12/08 23:39:59
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    painted desert
    +4
    Totally! Republicans crying Republicans crying
  • hiram 2012/12/06 20:40:47
  • miro.plachy 2012/12/06 18:01:25
    Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
    miro.plachy
    +3
    Wall street men like Romney shouldn't be running a country because they don't undersand a lot of issues. The only thing they want is money and making more.
  • skip 2012/12/06 14:20:58 (edited)
    Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
    skip
    +3
    you just cant fix stupid
  • tina 2012/12/06 09:25:32
    Republicans are mostly Wackjobs.
    tina
    +3
    mitt romney made an enemy here
  • S* 2012/12/06 07:19:50
    Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
    S*
    +2
    I feel sorry for them.
  • Mike W 2012/12/06 07:07:49 (edited)
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    Mike W
    +1
    None of the above....Just replying to an idiot who has no idea how to look past the next lie and see how Obama is ruining this country. screw U
    rave this
  • Che Gue... Mike W 2012/12/09 23:51:50
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +2
    How did that Conservative landslide that was going to take the Presidency and the Senate work out for you ? lol
    republican landslide
  • Mike W Che Gue... 2012/12/11 02:24:20 (edited)
    Mike W
    +1
    who is going to pay the bill for your wealth distributing socialist leader ?
  • Che Gue... Mike W 2012/12/13 08:49:36
  • JAR HEAD Mike W 2012/12/10 09:57:15
  • Mike W JAR HEAD 2012/12/11 02:26:10
    Mike W
    +1
    It only runs the bloated government for an extra 8 days, who you gonna steal from after that ?
  • Che Gue... Mike W 2012/12/13 08:50:30
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    How did that Conservative Landslide work out for you ? lol
  • JAR HEAD Mike W 2012/12/10 09:57:57
  • Mike W JAR HEAD 2012/12/11 02:26:57 (edited)
    Mike W
    +1
    Shows the true anti american values of those who put this socialist back in the white house
  • Che Gue... Mike W 2012/12/13 08:51:32
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    A constitutionally elected president is only anti-american to a buffoon like you. lol
  • Tea in the Harbor 2012/12/06 03:29:19
    Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
    Tea in the Harbor
    +3
    I think their petition to secceed should be allowed to go into force, but the amount of land they get needs to be proportional to the percentage of the population they represent. There's 150,000 of them reportedly in a nation of 350 million, which would permit them something more akin to Rhode Island than Texas. They can also do without our military, since they would no longer be paying for it.
  • GirlyGirl™ 2012/12/06 03:06:35
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    GirlyGirl™
  • Zee Black 2012/12/06 02:13:51
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    Zee Black
    +3
    What do you mean "turned into", haven't they always been that way?
  • daniel.... Zee Black 2012/12/06 13:44:17
    daniel.kelly.92167
    +7
    No. The Republican party was founded in the late 19th century as a coalition dissatisfied northerners who disliked the expansion of slavery into the west. Some were abolitionists but that was a relative margin in the party itself. The "modern" Republican party was formed when all of the southern democrats left the party after LBJ signed the voting rights act in the 1960's. This is the source of the Republicans we know now.
  • Zee Black daniel.... 2012/12/06 13:50:25
    Zee Black
    +1
    It was a rhetorical question. But thanks for the history lesson.
  • Surly C... daniel.... 2012/12/06 14:41:39
    Surly Curmudgen
    That is a very large pile of bovine excrement. The racists That where in the Democrat party prior to LBJ are still in the Democrat party. They have no place in the party of Lincoln, never did and never will. This is another of those lies the left continues to spew hoping to hide their own actions.
  • Che Gue... Surly C... 2012/12/09 23:56:20
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    I guess that's why the KKK and the John Birch Society endorsed Mitt Romney.

    John Birch, KKK Endorse Mitt Romney
    http://vegasjessie.com/2012/0...
    dumb ass
  • Surly C... Che Gue... 2013/01/29 09:57:52
    Surly Curmudgen
    More lies from one of satan's minions.
  • Charles... Surly C... 2013/01/29 04:03:37
    Charles Polk
    Real fact Surly - 88% of white southerners vote republican nowadays, so I guess all the racist support for segregation in the past was made up 12% of southern voters.
  • sneekyfoot 2012/12/06 00:22:16
    Republicans are mostly Wackjobs.
    sneekyfoot
    +2
    Republicans are ok just obsolete , its up to us to be kind to minoritys .
  • Omni 2012/12/05 23:09:05
    Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
    Omni
  • Wizard_in_Time 2012/12/05 17:22:00
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    Wizard_in_Time
    +1
    And the Democrats were not a lot different when Bush took office for a second term. What short memories both parties have... :(
  • Bronar 2012/12/05 17:18:21
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    Bronar
    +1
    If being worried about the debt nightmare our country is getting deeper and deeper into is whining, please, count me in as a whiner.
  • Charles... Bronar 2012/12/06 11:26:33
    Charles Polk
    +2
    It isn't that we don't have a debt problem its when and how we address it. For the time being, I think raising rates on the wealthiest and closing corporate tax loopholes is the way to go since it will have the smallest impact on the economy. Once we get closer to 4.5 % unemployment and have sustained GDP growth of over 2.5% for several months we can look at doing some other things. The only thing I would cut at this point is some defense spending, enough to save a trillion dollars over a decade, and change the health care law to allow medicare to negotiate with big pharma on drug prices and restore the public option. I believe these will begin to contain the double digit rises in health care cost inflation that is causing medicare to bankrupt itself. But drastic cuts of the type proposed by the GOP at this point is like letting the oil out the economic engine when the problem is a shortage of transmission fluid.
  • Bronar Charles... 2012/12/06 14:59:11
    Bronar
    +1
    Like the analogy. Not sure I agree, but well stated. Raising taxes on the super wealthy doesn't bother me, but it should be on incomes not capital gains or estate taxes. America is not about redistribution, nor should it ever be. Level the playing field yes, but we don't take points away from the winning team. This is where we really disagree - small defense cuts and raising taxes on the rich will in no way cover our government's rising costs. We have to seriously look at the earmarks and government waste that we continue to accept. (I am a strong believe that term limits on Congress would help here greatly, off the track sorry). I agree corporate loopholes need to go. Did GE really not pay any taxes on 2011? Crazy, but we cannot make our corporate taxes the highest in the industrialized world or we will never see that 4.5/2.5 you discussed, plain and simple. The IRS code is a nightmare written by lobbyists (term limits again). Needs to be straitened out so the government gets out of the way of small businesses will be able to figure it out and grow. ^That was all over the place, but you sounded like someone "across the aisle" who who might listen! No wining, just what sunk into my simple brain in B-school.
  • Scarecrow237 2012/12/05 13:35:32
    Yep, Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs
    Scarecrow237
    +3
    A survey by Public Policy Polling found that 49 per cent of Republicans believe that Obama stole the 2012 election with help from ACORN. ACORN ceased to exist in 2008.
  • Surly C... Scarecr... 2012/12/06 01:01:41
    Surly Curmudgen
    Not really, they just changed their name and then continued their fraud.
  • Charles... Surly C... 2012/12/06 11:17:14
    Charles Polk
    +1
    Yes, really, they have ceased to exist because their funding was cut off. There may be other community organizations that have sprung up to replace some of them, not much you can do about that, organizing voters with common interests is as American as apple pie, but the organization calling itself ACORN ceased to exist.
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