Wednesday October 9, 2013, 11:22 pm
I didn't know that more than half of the Republican Party consisted of Evangelicals and tea partiers. That would explain the bigotry, the refusal to accept scientific reality, and the unwillingness to allow women to make reproductive decisions.
From the article:
"The notion that their corner of American life—described by a Virginian as “a little bubble”—is under attack extends to feeling “invaded” by immigrants, and taking offense that they have to tell their phones to talk to them in English, not Spanish. “Don’t come here and make me speak your language,” another man said."
I wonder if they have any empathy for Native Americans? There was a time when our ancestors were the "invading immigrants."
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:16 am
The tea-partiers and their evangelical second string represent another danger--and a significant one. 2007 produced the highest number of U.S. births ever recorded (4,316,233). This was a statistical fluke. In 2008 and each year thereafter, births began to decline again to more reasonable levels (although they haven't declined far enough). BUT the rabid elements of the Republican Party are now trying to convince people that "births are declining so we must have more children". (No matter what they say publicly, they generally mean white births since they also fear a minority takeover.)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:50 am
Every time I think they can't get more crazy they do something even more extreme. Look at the latest Gallup Polls on the GOP - 28% approval rating, the lowest since Gallup has been doing polls yet they'll push forward with their bat-shit views. The Tea Party has almost ruined the Republican Party and with all the new members voted into office that are backed by the TP, don't expect any changes. As for the Evangelicals, they are almost as whacked out as they can be. They are for the most part pretend Christians as they don't do or say many things that are Christian like.
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:03 am
Well, they don't have the conscience to admit that they were wrong, so they get more extreme as a defense stupid begets more stupid when mixed with stubborn
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:59 am
It might be overlooked, somewhat, but there are plenty of people that believe in theses clowns and all the junk they have been fed for so long.
I heard it just yesterday from an elderly gentleman; it's hard to teach old dogs, new tricks- but a lot easier than trying to teach people with outmoded thinking anything.
Thursday October 10, 2013, 12:32 pm
The rest of the world and a sizable proportion of America already think there is something in the Kool-Aid they drink to make them so crazy - if they go any further Right that will prove it! Other commenters are correct - if the GOP/TP go any further Right they will end up wearing armbands and black uniforms!
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:41 pm
GOP conservatives and tea partiers, you are obsolute go home and reboot your brain. You are no longer relevant. You are not a part of the solution. You are a part of the problem.
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:50 pm
As far as I'm concerned, the Tea Party, making up 20% of the GOP, is already giving the Taliban a run for their money. Teabaggers are as incoherent, fanatical and destructive as the Taliban is to Islam; they will ultimately self-destruct, but hopefully without taking the rest of the country off the economic cliff.
Thursday October 10, 2013, 2:50 pm
I've been expecting them to keep getting more and more extreme, and just because they are doing so does not mean they can't win elections. In fact, unless every Democrat in America commits to voting in 2014, I expect them to pick up seats in both houses. Democrats are VERY bad at voting in non-Presidential years. This is one of the factors which got us to this point in the first place.
Thursday October 10, 2013, 3:08 pm
Noted. Well, as they become more extreme, their numbers will shrink. The old will die off, and there won't be enough youngsters to fill those spots.....because as the article says, "I can't sell kids on this party." The GOP has been successful in this "divide and conquer" tactic for decades now. But, as info becomes so easily available and facts are fairly easy to find now, it's harder for them to find new breeding ground for their manipulations. Yes, there are still those "stuck in the mud," but I believe the media has blown this out of proportion and fostered this to gain viewers.
I'd like to hope this is just one final big "blowout" for this segment of the GOP.....last gasps of breath, but we need to make sure we have the opposing views firmly set in our members of Congress to fight them. We actually only have a few that are steadfast and not corrupted by the political-money process ordained by SCOTUS. It has worried me for awhile that while the GOP continues to make their demands, we Progressives don't really have any demands. Even Pres. Obama has now put up the chained CPI for discussion, which is a blatant "slap in the face" to his base. If we can't get a Progressive majority in the next Congress, I'm worried that any "hope for change" will be dead.
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:07 am
I've seen, posted elsewhere, the possibility that there exists within the "Patriot" act legal justification to arrest and incarcerate individuals that are determined to destroy our economy. Wouldn't that be a hoot.
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:20 am
Not is not difficult given that Eisenhower's 1956 campaign would be considered to be a liberal agenda these days. Shows how far the GOP has devolved. The current crop are a disgrace to be called politicians with their amateur antics, dishonest behavior combined by their revisionist ignorance America has had dysfunctional government for the past four years. Judging by the new rising stars and the gross incompetence of Mittens in 2012 the GOP may be extinct in a few years time.
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:19 pm
Every time they get less popular they say it's because they're not conservative enough. Right on brothers and sisters, get more conservative. When their popularity hits low single digits maybe they'll do the world a favor and all commit seppuku. A world without conservatives would be Utopia.
Saturday October 12, 2013, 3:48 am
You really don't think that the numbers will recover in 6 months? The greatest problem if you tries to get these people to agree to what the change would look like....