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Thursday, November 7, 2013

THE GOP, THE PARTY OF HUBRIS





I love Rachael Maddow. The dissection of the GOP in her reporting is bar none top shelf material. In an age where 'bullshit mountain" [Fox News] piece meals content to appease the unlettered GOPer , its soothing to see real journalism taking place during Maddow's hour segment on MSNBC.

In the clip below, Maddow tells the story of the reality, the after effects, the state of the GOP, after the Virginia gubernatorial race - how the GOP and the Tea Party have major issues ahead. But in perfect true to form GOP fashion, they ignore the facts and the obvious - and deny that any problems exist.

The GOP is truly the party of hubris. When you alienate African Americans, women, students and the elderly alike - and you find yourself wondering and asking why you lost an election, - one doesn't need to be Einstein to be able to connect the dots.

MADDOW Video courtesy of MSNBC




As long as the GOP links themselves to the tea party, they shall always remain the pimple on the ass of society, and therefore solidifying that they never ever occupy the oval office again.

If you look at the exit poll data via the NY Times, the picture isn't rosy for the GOP, especially with gender gaps, color gaps, age and educational gaps. Cuccinelli performed very poorly compared to his Republican counterpart in 2009 - in nearly every group, including his base: white men and women and Republicans. He also failed to get the same level of support among independents, almost a third of the electorate, with the Libertarian candidate, Robert Sarvis, picking up 16 percent of respondents.

Should the National Democratic base -  stay steadfast, resolved and engaged like Virginia's liberal base, then the conservatives are indeed in trouble in the 2014 mid-term elections. Needing only 17 seats to retake the house of representatives, at this point in the game, anything is possible.



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