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The Politics of Self-Destruction: Is the 'Stupid Party' that Stupid?

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But why expect togetherness from the "party of freedom" that claims to worship rogue individualism while enforcing authoritarian, top-down obedience? And that contradiction covers both billionaires and blithering know-nothings.  Long-lasting parties are either rocked by outside, revolutionary shifts, or they implode: today's GOP wizards act like the way to whip mounting majorities is to shrink your own minority. Ah, let the party boldly going where no party went before. Let them show us the finale: will unlimited coffers, and flocks of royalist king's men, magically put Humpty-Dumpty together again, despite crashing from self-induced internecine strife?

If anything, Maddow underestimates the historic demolition underway, "Nobody expected Republicans to spring back to their feet ... Nobody expected the Republicans to be on fire by now. But right now it is less that they are on fire than they are engulfed in flames, and they are the ones who have lit them." 

Let tone-deaf reactionaries toss incendiaries that singe the shooter, then see what happens when they rake each over the coals. That will decimate the unholy earthquake Reagan spawned, but never fear: ashes will fertilize the next go-round. After all, backward billionaires are still very, very rich, and TP know-nothings still very backward: both fanatically resist learning from experience, and that means we haven't seen the bottom.   

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Educated at Rutgers College (BA) and UC Berkeley (Ph.D, English) Becker left university teaching (Northwestern, U. Chicago) for business, founding and heading SOTA Industries, high end audio company from '80 to '92. From '92-02 he did marketing (more...)
 

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Okay, the right has ideology. Now we find out if t... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:06:31 AM
Yeah, but they'll still have the House. See my pos... by mmth on Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 12:28:40 PM
an oblivious urge towards self-destruction.  ... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 1:37:56 PM
Shrewd analysis, as always. To rephrase Chubby Che... by Paul Kibble on Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 12:24:34 PM
You say the GOP is trying to do itself in. But it ... by mmth on Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 12:26:48 PM
though intentionality is hard to judge with true b... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 1:34:51 PM