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Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:57 PM

Newt’s & the neo-Confederate wing of the GOP's no-win political appeal

http://politics.salon.com/2012/01/26/newts_no_win_political_appeal/Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 12:09 PM 12:53:38 EST

Newt’s no-win political appeal
The neo-Confederate wing of the GOP cares more about humiliating Obama than about beating him in November

Look, nobody’s third wife is going to be first lady. In the privacy of the voting booth, American women won’t stand for it. Regardless of how flawlessly the bejeweled Callista enacts the role of pious matron, she remains the embodiment of the Trophy Wife — younger, more adoring, unencumbered by children, a climber on the make. In effect, a successful Monica Lewinsky, although unlike Bill Clinton’s paramour, Callista was no kid.

Even Ann Coulter knows that. Having placed an early bet on Mitt Romney, the GOP’s vestal virgin pronounced herself shocked to hear South Carolina Republicans accepting “Democratic” arguments excusing Newt Gingrich’s serial adultery. On “Fox & Friends,” Coulter said, “I promise you, if Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum had cheated on two wives — that we know, the ‘open marriage’ thing is the only thing he contests, we know he cheated on two wives — I wouldn’t support Mitt Romney.”

Ah, but there were deeper passions at play in South Carolina. So let’s switch metaphors. Judging by the whooping and hollering of the CNN debate audience, the GOP’s neo-Confederate wing wishes for nothing less than an electoral replay of Pickett’s charge — the doomed infantry attack at Gettysburg most historians believe marked the beginning of the end of the Civil War. A sizable proportion of South Carolinians have yearned for a rematch ever since.

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TheMastersNemesis Jan 2012 #1
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Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:17 PM

1. Anything Is Possible

 

Neo Conferatism is growing in the South. We thought that Bush and Reagan were not electable. With caging, gerrymandering, Citizens United, and other election fraud schemes, the GOP could elect a lot of evil politicians. The GOP is poised to set up election sites where even legitimate Democratic voters with proper ID can be denied the right to vote. You can have all the right documents and be denied. By the time you pursue your rights the election is gone.

The efforts to fix this election are being secretly put into place. As much as I believe that a nut like Gingrich could not win, I also believe that the GOP can steal this election with anyone.

The politics of hatred, resentment, and racism regrettably works in this country. I have lived in Missouri in the past. As I recollect those people are pretty universally stupid and bigoted. And they are viciously hateful. It was like living on another planet. The bulleyes on Democrats in their legislature need to be taken seriously.

I live in Colorado and we have a racist and bigot as our Secretary of State who is looking for way to flip Colorado by stealing the national election here.

As we speak voter ID laws will likely denyt 5 million Democratic leaning voters the right to vote.

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Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:30 PM

2. Have you heard what is now country "music"?

In the past 5 years or so, there is a common theme of rural white males writing music about going back to "simpler" timers.
This theme has only become more clear since early 2009 (for obvious reasons).
The Neo Confederate movement is alive and well.

The Confederate Rag at a Tea Party rally:

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 12:38 AM

3. good points

Voter repression is back with a vengeance.

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