GOP Failure Watch Part V (the Minority in Congress edition)

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  1. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
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    Colombia
    Not a hint of irony:

     
  2. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Javanka just bought Puerto Rico. But OK
     
  3. soccernutter

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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  4. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
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    Ghana
    Judging by her uncle, that family is always hungry!!

    Hat. Coat. Waiting for cab.
     
  5. Deadtigers

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    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
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  6. chaski

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    Mar 20, 2000
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    Snacks On A Plane!
     
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  7. dapip

    dapip Member+

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    We lost because you believed us!!!

     
  8. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    DC United
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    In today's Washington Post one of the articles is titled "Calls for a new path for GOP after loss"
    Does the MSM just recycle these articles every 2 years? I've been seeing them at least since 2012. Despite that they have 3 reporters on the byline, I wonder if AI wrote it?
     
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  9. Dan Loney

    Dan Loney BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 10, 2000
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    Philippines
    What's truly irritating is they have these when Democrats lose, too. For Democrats, it's always "Move to the center," and for Republicans, it's always "Double down!" The sooner the Republicans join the Know-Nothings in the floating garbage island of history, the better
     
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  10. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Trouble is, the Know-Nothings never die. They just become reincarnated, as America Firsters, then as the Silent Majority, then as the Moral Majority, then as today's Republicans. Tomorrow they will still exist, whatever they are called.
     
  11. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

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    They don't have to. As long as they can be shut out of the political process for awhile it is good. With the exception of Chinese, it took almost 70 years from their time to restrict immigration to the US and almost 30 years for anti-Catholicism to be a major Presidential election theme.
     
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  12. bigredfutbol

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    Then again, when Democrats win elections the message is about how they need to work with the GOP; when Republicans win, the message is that Democrats need to accept that the GOP is completely in charge now.
     
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  13. Kazuma

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    Jul 30, 2007
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    A lot of these folks wish it was the 90s and early to mid 00s.

    And as mentioned, Perlstein's books taught me that a lot of the pundit folk aren't exactly the brightest.
     
  14. bigredfutbol

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    I want them to die out and fade away like the Federalists, and then for the Democrats to eventually split into two large factions--one center-left, the other center-right--to form an entirely new two-party system based on a shared acceptance of pluralistic democracy, just like the Jeffersonian Republicans split into two new factions to form the Democrats and the Whigs.

    The GOP is beyond saving, and I don't even think the remnants of the party could provide a base for a 21st century political party committed to liberal democracy in a large cosmopolitan republic.
     
  15. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Following the 2004 Presidential election, The WSJ Op-Ed section crowed about Bush's "mandate" and how the nation wanted him to enact conservative policies without compromise. Following the '08 election, when Obama won by more than what Bush ever did, the Journal wrote about how Obama shouldn't just ignore the 47% of people that did not vote for him and how he bore responsibility for governing for the entire country.

    Yeah sure those guys are right-wing shills, but that attitude also bled somewhat into the less overly political media, as your comment notes.
     
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  16. The Jitty Slitter

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    Jul 23, 2004
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    "calls for new path after coup"

    nope
     
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  17. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    #3967 Cascarino's Pizzeria, Dec 9, 2022
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    "Aww hell, Charlie. I don't wanna be like all dem Dummocrats who care about voting rights & actually vote. I'm a gonna stay home and skin some raccoons or sumthin"

    CK "No, no, no! Don't skin raccoons on election day, Cletus. Think of voting like taxes. You hate them but you have to pay them, right?"
     
  18. dapip

    dapip Member+

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    South Florida
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    Millonarios Bogota
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    Tired of winning:

     
  19. Boandlkramer

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Samma Weltmeister!
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    Dipsh*t Rick Scott too
     
  20. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    DC United
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    Vanuatu
    Winning is for liBruL woke elites.
     
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  21. bigredfutbol

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    It's almost like the GOP has decided that winning elections is irrelevant to their goals.
     
  22. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    In a way it is because when you win elections you have to govern.
     
  23. bigredfutbol

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    I was thinking more along the lines of "we have better ways of taking power than pesky elections" but your answer works, too.
     
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  24. dapip

    dapip Member+

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    It’s almost as if words had different meaning to them:

     
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  25. dapip

    dapip Member+

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    South Florida
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    So is this what they call rule by the mob?

     

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