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  •  Looking at the current crop of R's, I wonder how (4+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, rosarugosa, a2nite, DianeNYS

    long they think they're going to be relevant, never mind a force to be reckoned with.

    They're aging out. McCain, McTurtle and Cryin' John are not going to be around forever.  Especially if they get primaried for not being far enough to the right.  Even the younger ones have crossed from fringe to f&ckin' nuts, so they won't be viable much longer.

    The younger generation of Americans do not see their world in the same terms that the current Teabagging Republicans do.  If television and radio changed my generation, the internet and social media have done the same for the last two generations. And that is a good thing!

    Every now and then, immigration becomes an issue in this country.  My ancestors (the filthy, drunken, lazy, stupid Irish) got the 'No Welcome Mat' thrown at their feet.  They took the jobs no one else wanted to do.  All the same crap that is going on now, went on for my ancestors...and the ancestors of everyone on DK.  Some had it even worse, as they didn't even ask to come here in the first damn place!

    With a little help, with a lot of determination, and with the challenging of the silly-assed stereotypes, each successive group of immigrants has found their place here.  And so it shall be again.

    And we are all the better for it.

    If the Republicans cannot understand that, they have no place in the future of this country, and we should wave them a hearty, "See ya!!" as the screen door hits them in the ass on the way out.


    We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

    by The Marti on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 02:33:52 PM PST

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