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  1. Patters

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/weekinreview/01connelly.html?_r=1&hp

    Americans identifying themselves as Democrats outnumber those who say they are Republicans by 10 percentage points, the largest gap in party identification in 24 years.

    The gap has widened significantly since President George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, when it was a mere 3 percentage points. But by the time Mr. Bush left office in January, less than a quarter of Americans approved of his performance.

    These days, 38 percent of Americans say they are Democrats, 28 percent call themselves Republicans, and another 29 percent identify as independents, according to an average of national polls conducted last year by The New York Times and CBS News.

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    That said, but they're trying to be more hip:

    Michele Bachmann Tells Michael Steele: "You Be Da Man!"

    As Steele concluded his remarks, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann -- the event's moderator -- told Steele he was "da man."

    "Michael Steele! You be da man! You be da man," she said.


    Finally, the Republicans found a rapper they can call their own:

    Hi-Caliber, Republican Rapper, Rhymes About Obama, Pelosi, Liberal Media (VIDEO)
     
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    See the Rush Limbaugh runs the republican party thread...
     
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    The party is destroyed. All the real conservatives (including myself) are now considered Libertarians. You know the party is wack when Ron Paul isn't considered mainstream republican
     
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    BO will create a conversative/libertarian movement with his radical socialist ideology and disasterous policies. Just as Jimmy Carter's failed presidency paved the way ofr Reagan.
     
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    So you agree the Ailing GOP risks losing a generation...
     
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    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Yes, the extreme right is counting on Obama's plans to fail, and simply ignoring the fact that massive deficit spending, whether under Roosevelt (especially for WWII), Reagan, or Bush II stimulated the economy. But, I still don't understand why the far right embraced deficits to help the Iraqis and Afghanis, but opposes deficits to help Americans.
     
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    #37 Jersey

    2 months in the the disastrous reign of Curious George already more conservatives are starting to be heard from. If anything CG will kill off liberalism in this country, so at least there is one positive to having CG as the President. Now I just don't know if we can survive long enough to make it through his reign.

    Look at the circle jerk these tards do when they are given false hope by some liberal rag, bleeding for money because its circulation is down over 70%. The New York Times and all the other prehistoric fish wraps are so irrelevant as is phone polling, the other thing that will be more irrelevant will be CG supporters by 2011.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    Predictions, predictions. That and a quarter will get you a stick of gum.

    Let's talk about how relevant YOU are NOW.
     
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    It'll swing; it always does.
     
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    #37 Jersey

    How are the slums today? Don't think you should be talking down to anyone Baltimoron.

    People like you who live of the government love this guy I get it, you are so happy that there is a man in charge who says he is going to take on your responsibilities for you, I get it. But what about those who are already self-sufficient?

    We are becoming a nation of losers and Curious George is the Enabler in Chief.
     
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    Barack Hussein Obama is the best thing that could ever happen to the Republican Party, after a couple of years of "Barack Marxist Socialism" GW Bush could win again.

    Attn Right Wingers:
    Be patient............:p
     
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    #91 Jersey

    I've noticed in the last month or so that the new catchphrases are "socialist or communist" in reference to BO. Just to get the record straight the same things were said about FDR. Probably the greatest POTUS of the 20th century.
     
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    I would define a loser as an intolerant person who thinks individual wealth is a greater right than, say, health care for kids. You'd define it differently. I understand that.

    And it's rather striking that you'd call Obama Curious George just after a scandal where the Curious George image was used in a stereotypical racist way.

    FOXNews.com - Georgia bar's T-shirt links Obama, Curious George - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum

    You're as wrong to do that as someone would be if they linked a person's money-grasping political philosophy to his or her religion. It's despicable.
     
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    Supposedly they've got Romney as the #1 hopeful followed by Bobby J.
    Ron Paul is third on the list.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    Evidently, I touched a nerve raw enough for you to continue your namecalling.

    Funny, as to I don't live anywhere near within 30 miles of Baltimore, am a Certified Financial Planner with my own practice, a client asset base over $30 million, a 98% client satisfaction rating this year and can buy and sell the $52,500 median household income of Shillington, PA (where you DO live) 10-12 times over.

    So keep up your delusions and your hysterical namecalling, it's very entertaining.
     
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    Oh, it's not that interesting. It's more race-baiting, or in this context, race-baiting by proxy, since evidently we have very few African Americans on this forum (probably the result, as much as anything, of the "tolerance" we practice here toward racists.)

    I don't understand how a "new generation" of Republicans, with a new way of thinking, is supposed to come from this cesspool. I think it likely that the Moderates will be shouted down for 1 or 2 more cycles (i.e., 2010 and 2012,) and then either seize the GOP reigns or -- and this seems a real possibility right now, in 2009 -- "splinter" off into the next opposition party, as the Republicans simply wither away on the fringe.

    They will be interesting to watch for some time. They are already now, as they make the symbolic attempt to "include" more symbols of youth and diversity, even while trotting out age-old racial taunts. Rush, the man who made "Barack the Magic Negro" a "cult classic" for the RNC, is now the "leader" of the party -- witness his hour long rant at ConCon, or whatever they called their recent gathering, when he was scheduled to go for 20 minutes.

    America's declared this fringe over, as of 2009. It looks like the GOP did not get the message, and postulates that they just weren't fringe enough. Now, as a party in opposition, they've taken the mudslinging and namecalling to be their holy mission. But they're still working on an 80s template.

    Once again, the "pendulum" has swung, in 1 regard. Dems won, Republicans lost, we know, we know. The logical concommitant is not that now the Dems will screw everything up and the Republicans will win, however. While the pendulum swing exposes the less popular features of the ideology in power sooner or later, there is another dynamic at work at present: the Democratic ideology has not swung left, at the Presidential level, yet the Republican rhetoric -- which was just declared irrelevant on a national level, but the real-life America, not the America of right-wing folklore -- has gone further off the rails to the right.

    Perhaps "you be da man" will fool a lot of people. Perhaps Joe the Rapper will bring conservatism into the 21st century, because deep in their hearts all Americans believe in the same fairy tales the radical right has been peddling all these years.

    Or perhaps this ideology has been disproven by events, and must evolve.

    I think the latter is the case.

    PFnV
     
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    #75 Jersey


    Right on.

    BTW, did anyone notice that the guy who was running for RNC Chair last month and who made headlines for sending out that CD with "Barack the Magic Negro" for his Christmas mailing got pounded in his election by...........Michele Bachmann's "You Be Da Man" guy??????

    This stuff just writes itself sometimes! :D
     
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    #75 Jersey

    Chip Saltsman - - I just remembered that poor soul's name!
     
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    #15 Jersey

    There was also a (R) mayor in California who sent someone an email of a picture of the White House with watermelons growing all over the front landscape..........oh should I have said ex-mayor. As long as these good ole' boys act like idiots, the party will continue to be viewed as racists. Of course, the supporters of these idiots evidently see nothing wrong with this criteria and continue to fight the not so good fight (Curious George).
     
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    I don't think this video has gotten nearly enough appreciation. Look at the interviewer nodding his head when the other guy raps, it's one of the most hilarious things I've ever seen.

    This along with the Michael Steele, Bobby Jindal calamity and the "you da man" nonsense is the height of desperation. Cringe worthy stuff these days from the Fascists.
     
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