Republicans are the problem

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    Fear fueling Republican extremism - CNN.com

    . "In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.
    "The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
    "When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country's challenges."
     
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    *yawn*
     
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    *Dittoed*
     
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    Human beings will typically fight much more ferociously to keep what they possess than to gain something new. And the constituencies that vote Republican happen to possess the most and thus to be exposed to the worst risks of loss.
    The Republican voting base includes not only the wealthy with the most to fear from tax increases, but also the elderly and the rural, the two constituencies that benefit the most from federal spending and thus have the most to lose from spending cuts.
    All those constituencies together fear that almost any conceivable change will be change for the worse from their point of view: higher taxes, less Medicare, or possibly both. Any attempt to do more for other constituencies -- the unemployed, the young -- represents an extra, urgent threat to them.
    That sense of threat radicalizes voters and donors -- and has built a huge reservoir of votes and money for politicians and activists who speak as radically as the donors and voters feel.
     
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah...

    Dirty water, dirty air, kids with Down syndrome thrown out into the street, granny shoved over a cliff, war on women, starving chiiiiillllldrrreeeennnn.....

    Physician, heal thyself.
     
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    Indeed. SOSDD...nothing of substance as perusual...
     
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    The best that can be said of Norman Ornstein, is that he's 'conservative left' according to Wiki. No bias there.

    Looking a bit more closely.

    He has every right to consider himself however he wishes. Deanie for years claimed he was a Republican.
     
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    But there is never a Far Left or Extreme Left
     
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    Op-ed, not news. Try again.


    David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweak and The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor.
     
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    Have you been sprinkling liberal Democrat powder on your corn flakes in the mornings?
     

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