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Wacko Republicans Are Losing Independents, Saving “ObamaCare”

The GOP’s radical Tea Party fringe is forcing the GOP away from the relatively moderate Mitt Romney toward Rick Santorum, whose agenda has perhaps more to do with righting such imagined “wrongs” as abortion and gay marriage, as fiscal conservatism.

Have no doubt about it, Rick Santorum is unelectable. His views are too extreme for most of the electorate to stomach. If 10% of the population is gay and would, to a person, vote against him, and if the vast majority of female voters want the government out of their reproductive lives, it’s clear he’d lose against an Obama whose fortunes are on the rise after years in the sub-50% approval doldrums.

An Obama at a 45% approval rating could probably win reelection in a landslide if his opponent turns out to be Rick Santorum. Most independents would have little choice but to either vote for Obama or sit the election out. I suspect most would vote for Obama even if they are really voting against Santorum.

In fact, a recent poll showed that even the more electable Mitt Romney would lose to Obama in a head-to-head Presidential race, the day the poll was taken.

Of course, there’s plenty of time for an economic downturn to happen, but if things continue the way they are going, Obama is looking like a shoe-in for another four years.

It must be dawning on poor John Boehner that the GOP’s kowtowing to the radical Tea Party is almost certainly going to cost them an election that seemed so firmly in their grasp just a year ago.

But the tea party won’t care! You see, with radicals dogmatic purity is more important than success. As long as they keep their hands clean in the doctrinal sense and refuse any compromise at all, they will be happy to lose.

President Obama will be happy, too. Obama’s health care plan, which seemed in serious jeopardy just months ago, now looks like it just may survive, forcing Republicans to cooperate by paying for it with cuts to the military, more aggressive policing of such health and welfare programs as Medicare, Medicaid, and SNAP (food stamps), and fewer porkbarrel boondoggles. They may also have to modify Social Security in order to require a means test for a citizen to collect it. When money is short, it makes no sense for millionaires and billionaires with ample retirement resources to be receiving a few thousand dollars a month in Social Security payouts.

Rick Santorum and The Tea Party nut jobs are looking like President Obama’s salvation.

http://ourbedofnails.com/2012/02/22/wacko-republicans-are-losing-independents-saving-obamacare/


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  • TB if given only two choices would you vote for Obama or Ron Paul?
    Only one answer plz.

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    • @vicemagnet That doesn't really need to be answered, and it has nothing to do with the article. I've never really heard more than a handful of people on here actually state who they would vote for. Its usually just trolls bashing one candidate or another.

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    • @stevecore
      I asked my old LL brethren a question.
      Not you.

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    • @vicemagnet Try a private message if you want to know. No reason to have them post it publicly.

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    • @stevecore



      I'll do as I please.

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    • @vicemagnet The republicans will never allow Ron Paul to be the nominee so the question is moot.
      In a magical fantasy world where he did win the nomination I would vote for Obama.
      Not because I love the guy or agree with everything he has done but because I do not like Ron Paul's domestic policy.
      I love his foreign policy and I highly respect the man but his domestic policy is no different than run of the mill republican asshats.
      Suck the cock of the rich and fuck the poor in the ass.
      I can't vo More..

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  • Some would say that a similar graphic could be made for liberals/progressives. The problem with that is liberals/progressives lack a fundamental portion of the drawing.

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  • The real brilliance of this graphic is that it encapsulates most leftist stereotypes of a group who's philosophy they materially do not understand.

    For instance, the Amnesia Lobe on the right side. Against chance and rational thought, it has somehow escaped the libs grasp that the Tea Party was begun BECAUSE George Bush and other neo-cons supported TARP and other leftist, statists position. The Tea Party did not forget TARP & Bush, it was a trigger point and catalyst. But the Left Wing Nuts More..

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    • @Yukon6400 Can you respond to the rest of the lobes?
      Just a "misunderstanding"?
      Perhaps a comment on the article or do you just look at the pictures?

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    • @Tongueboy
      Sure. As far as the article goes, except for the insults, I don't entirely disagree. Mitt Romney is problematic for consistency and his Mormanism. Santorum, regardless of his relentless objectives, is a big government neo-con. I think the GOP would be very pleased with them or Newt. Fuss and spit all they want, I see no vast difference in their statism vs Obama's statism.

      On to the graphic...
      Angry Fat Old White men. You know, if it wasn't for all the blacks and hispanic as particip More..

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    • @Yukon6400 I thumb down the ones I don't like, the ones I think are stupid or the ones I think someone made by looking at the picture and not reading the article.
      Is that OK with you????????
      By all means, get your sleep.
      I won't be losing any waiting for your response ;o)

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    • @Tongueboy

      "50 First Dates Lobe"

      Although I don't know what your definition of "elites" is in this instance, I, and I believe the Tea Party, no longer identify with personalities, but principles. This is why the Tea Party is no Republican^2 (squared), but divorced themselves from Republicanism statist direction. Yes, they run *as* Republicans and not a third party, but rather than joining the Republican party, they are seeking to hijack it, and I believe they did that in t More..

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    • @Yukon6400 Thanks for a well thought out reply.

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  • It's funny hearing a decidedly liberal commentator pan the Tea Party while ripping on Santorum, all while actually supporting Obama. Yeah, GOP voters should base their decision on what this guy has to say. Right....

    The other major flaw with this article is that the Tea Party isn't fueling Santorum. A much older GOP voting bloc is. Santorum is strong with social conservatives, who have thrown around their weight in the GOP for at least two or three decades. They lost out in 2008 with McCai More..

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    • @buzzardist The Tea Party has nothing to do with social conservatism. It is all about fiscal responsibility and that only! If anything Ron Paul should be the favorite of tea partiers.

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    • @buzzardist That sounds like a clear supporting message for Obama.

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    • @mikedelta12 The teabaggers are all about "my way or the highway".
      Not a great negotiating structure.
      They will be gone by the next election cycle.
      Then they will return as the undead aborted baby of the son of the slut of the wife of Satan who will inherit Israel.
      Same thing every election cycle.

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    • @Tongueboy Quite the contrary. It's just a flat assessment of where things stand in the GOP race right now, contrary to the absurd claims that this post tries to make about Tea Partiers and Santorum.

      The fact is that the Tea Party is not throwing nearly so much weight around as it did in 2010. Candidates aren't trying to win Tea Party favor. Tea Party rallies aren't in the news. Tea Partiers gave some support to various candidates at various moments in the race, but their influence seems to More..

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    • @Tongueboy In the fiscal question of do we spend more or do we spend less, there really isn't a lot of room for compromise. People can compromise over what we spend money on and where we make cuts, but if the Tea Party's goal is to cut federal spending, while the rest of Washington wants to keep spending high, then it's clear that compromise isn't really an option.

      It's also worth noting that the opponents of the Tea Party are just as intractable in their ideological drive to increase the size More..

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  • The Arizona GOP debate was a joke. Mittens and Newt are fine with tax $$$ to help Atlanta and Salt Lake City host the Olympic Games, but they oppose tax $$$ loaned to GM and Chrysler so our country could save American jobs for the middle class. Our tax $$$ helped Mormon Mitt get the games to SLC, and our tax $$$ helped House Ethics Poster Boy and Fannie Mae Historian, Newt to bring the games to his home state of Georgia. But screw you middle America! Mitt was kinda ok with tax $$$ for Wall St. H More..

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  • Finally an article of truth without the Faux News spin. Bravo!

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