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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:28 AM

Are there any Elder Statesman In the GOP?

That these people will listen to?

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rbrnmw Oct 2013 OP
el_bryanto Oct 2013 #1
LadyHawkAZ Oct 2013 #2
Enrique Oct 2013 #3
Downwinder Oct 2013 #4
Arugula Latte Oct 2013 #5
Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2013 #6
NuclearDem Oct 2013 #7
maryellen99 Oct 2013 #8

Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:31 AM

1. There was an article about this at Salon I think - talking about Nixon and Reagan

After Nixon resigned the party had a number of members who were high up and respected but not as tainted as Nixon. After George W. Bush's crater at the end of his presidency, there isn't any really anybody on deck who can take the reigns and so were left with what we have.

Not to say that Reagan was good or anything like that but he was Effective at pushing the country right ward and he was enough of a politician to compromise when he absolutely had to.

But for the record Reagan was a bad President.

Bryant

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:32 AM

2. Plenty of elder. Not so much statesmen. n/t

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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:33 AM

3. Louie Gohmert maybe

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:00 PM

4. If not for Alzheimer's.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:02 PM

5. Oh, everybody loves the charming and avuncular Dick Cheney.

 

Where did you go, Vice President Dickie? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:11 PM

6. Turn on a camera and see who runs to it.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:16 PM

7. Lugar was the closest thing.

 

And they cannibalized him for "rape is something is god intended to happen."

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:21 PM

8. I read on Daily Kos yesterday

That Trent Lott has that modern GOP is too mean and nasty for him. When you've lost an asshole like Trent Lott, you've got a big problem

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