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Sometimes I feel sorry for Republicans
mononoke thingy
andrewducker
Because, y'know, some of them might want to vote for people that are just a little to the right of the centre* and they get a choice between various levels of crazy and evil.



(Via The Washington Post and a flocked post)


(via someone on FB who I can't find now)

And you have to wonder if the Republican Party has just given up on appealing to anyone outside of their crazy fringe. Is this them handing off power for the next decade like the Conservatives did in the late 90s?

Do _any_ of these people have a chance at beating Obama?

*Right of the US Centre, obviously. Waaaaaay off to the right of Western Europe.



Original post on Dreamwidth - there are comment count unavailable comments there.

Oh, that's brilliant - thanks for posting it!

I've seen it, but that particular URL is no longer valid!

I think you'll find that it should be "Right of the US center" (a mere orthographic difference), but otherwise it's really cheering to find someone else being right on the InterNets... or at least expressing an opinion agreeing with mine.

Unfortunately, enough US conservatives who'd like to vote for someone a little bit to the right of center (but who don't have that option) seem to vote for one of the Radical Knuckleheads that the over-all results are about 50/50 between the two major parties -- and I have to live under that kind of a Government.

Mind you, the British seem to be almost as unfortunate as the Americans and the Israelis in their selection of Governmental Officials & the policies they put into operation.


We have our issues - but to illustrate how far apart we are: We have a Conservative (i.e. right wing) led government that is currently moving towards legalising gay marriage, and is reducing the income taxes paid by people earning under £10,000. This is staggeringly better than anything you're likely to see from a Republican.

And the right of c entre coalition is more or less in favour of socialised medicine. I don’t necessarily think they would enact it if it didn’t already exist but they aren’t about to abolish it.

I don’t see the current NHS reforms as changing the basic principle of a health service free for all at point of use and paid for out of general taxation.

I’m sure there are view Conservatives who would like to change this principle but they tend to get shouted down if they suggest it

Unfortunately, enough US conservatives who'd like to vote for someone a little bit to the right of center (but who don't have that option) seem to vote for one of the Radical Knuckleheads that the over-all results are about 50/50 between the two major parties -- and I have to live under that kind of a Government.

Sadly true, but much of this is due to both candidates who are fairly good at lying to appear to people who aren't crazed reactionary zealots, and a party that is both exceedingly well funded and impressively organized. So far, none of this is true - the Republican candidates are spending all of their time and money in vicious attacks on one another, and none of them are all that good at appealing to anyone who isn't a reactionary fanatic. 6 months ago, I was worried about the upcoming election, now I'm really not.

Do you mind me posting the direct link to that pic (the 'Vote Republican 2012') on Twitter? (will credit to you obviously)

Can I just say that the situation in America terrifies me? Because it does.

It terrifies me too, and I live here.

With the exception of Ron Paul, they all have a chance of defeating Obama. Should the economy take another tailspin, or the worst imaginable terrorist attack happen, Obama will be vulnerable. Romney has the advantage of seeming "normal" at times but his negativity gives him little appeal in the mainstream. Either Gingrich or Santorum alone would have the Tea Baggers and the extreme right nutcases running away with the nomination; together they split the insanity.

Obama must be thankful that a) the Republicans are chewing each other apart and by the general election whomever is running against him will be vulnerable and b) the American people see Republicans as obstructionist and dogmatic, refusing to compromise and scarily willing to take everyone down with them.

I honestly don't think any of them have a prayer of beating Obama except Romney, and with the remaining party fracturing over the other worthless candidates (of which Romney remains one), presumably Obama will win anyway, and vs. any of the GOP candidates, I'm quite all right with that, despite my level of disappointment.

I'd really like to see Gary Johnson win, but the GOP shut him out, and the Big L is a death knell for a successful Presidential bid.

Analysis on Radio 4 this week had a half hour show about why the Republican party is the way it is and why it will be hard for them to win.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r4vz

Really worth a listen.

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