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Sat Aug 15, 2015, 06:12 PM

Moore's Law for Politics - "Every two years the GOP becomes twice as insane"

"Moore’s Law is a computing term which originated around 1970; the simplified version of this law states that processor speeds, or overall processing power for computers will double every two years." - http://www.mooreslaw.org/

Over the past generation, we have witnessed a similar revolution in the Republican Party. Every two years, the GOP gets approximately twice as bat-shit crazy.

It is not perfectly linear - during primary season the rate increases as Republican politicians strive to prove they are farther to the right than any challengers. Unfortunately, this season has grown with every election to the point that it begins on the Wednesday after the first Monday of November of even numbered years. This constant "doubling down" raises the question of whether quantum physics places any limits on how far to right it is possible for a political party to go.

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Reply Moore's Law for Politics - "Every two years the GOP becomes twice as insane" (Original post)
ThoughtCriminal Aug 2015 OP
Jeroen Aug 2015 #1
Salviati Aug 2015 #3
Jeroen Aug 2015 #4
ThoughtCriminal Aug 2015 #6
valerief Aug 2015 #2
NBachers Aug 2015 #5

Response to ThoughtCriminal (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 06:17 PM

1. Hmm, what would a Republican singularity look like?

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Response to Jeroen (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 06:38 PM

3. I'm not sure if this represents a singularity of crazy and stupid...

But I think it's pretty close...

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Response to Salviati (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 07:02 PM

4. Indeed, you can actually see that his head is hollow

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Response to Jeroen (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 01:47 AM

6. Yes it would be a lot like that.

And I'm not sure we have to wait for the next doubling to see it.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 06:31 PM

2. I think it s/b called Moran's Law for Politics instead.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 07:31 PM

5. Feeding off themselves

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