'George Will: GOP's weirdness factor'

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    While George Will is being just a tad bit real, he too falls into the 'judge em by some irrelevant criterion' groupthink. He chides Gingrich for his off the wall nonsense, but then brings up Woodrow Wilson, a favorite target of the right for his educational experience. You'd think he'd realize Gingrich is in that same category. When you are making oddball comparisons thought would help. That may be asking too much of the republicans and conservatives today.

    "If pessimism is not creeping on little cat’s feet into Republicans’ thinking about their 2012 presidential prospects, that is another reason for pessimism. This is because it indicates they do not understand that sensible Americans, who pay scant attention to presidential politics at this point in the electoral cycle, must nevertheless be detecting vibrations of weirdness emanating from people associated with the party.

    The most recent vibrator is Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who won the 2008 Republican caucuses in Iowa and reached that year’s national convention with more delegates than Mitt Romney, and might run again. Huckabee, now a Fox News host, was asked by Steve Malzberg, a talk radio host, this:" Read here: George Will: GOP's weirdness factor | CJOnline.com
     
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    The GOP seems to have a spectrum ranging from right wing to overt FASCIST with the fascist philoshophy gaining momentum.

    So whether or not they're weird really depends on how weird you think fascism (or corporatism if you find the word fascism offensive) really is.

    FWIW, The D party leadership appears to me to ALSO be most fascist (corporatist), too except the D party still has some liberalist leanings and a small cadre of left leaning libertarians who nobody in power in the DNC pay any attention to,
     
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    Just when you think you've seen everything, Trump takes the lead in the Polls. :lol:
     
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    Are you kidding? You're joking, right? Sometimes, humour is hard to detect over the Internet.

    Can you imagine, election night, Trump is on the podium after winning the Presidency, and he looks into the camera and says "Barack Obama, You're Fired!"
     
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    Then we will truely be a lost nation.
     

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