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Thank you, Tea Party candidates, for showing us your crazy well ahead of election day. Angle in Arizona calls Latino kids Asian (just the latest in a string of gaffes - where were those headless corpses in the desert, exactly?), O'Donnell in Delaware doesn't know what the First Amendment says (also the latest in a crazy series - witch, anyone?), Paladino in New York is a flat-out right-wing nutjob, and Paul in Kentucky is exactly the looney-toons I thought he was. For the first time I think since I started voting, I'm doing my research and voting in the mid-terms this year to do my part in keeping these idiots out of office.

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esprix
Oct. 20th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, they won't be. Why are the Democrats so good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?
akirashima
Oct. 20th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
Well i guess according to some stuff i have read that as long as people actually vote the Dems will keep the majority since the Tea Party People are so fucking insane that they are losing votes for even moderate sane republicans
esprix
Oct. 20th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
That's my hope as well - that even if there are a percentage of folks who still support them (and there are!), they'll be just crazy enough to drive away moderate and undecideds into *not* voting for them.

Then again, since the Democrat's campaign slogan this season is "vote for us 'cause we're not Republican," it doesn't exactly inspire me. :/
akirashima
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Personally i just want to bring all the politicians together under one roof and serve them grape koolaid and start over
esprix
Oct. 21st, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
It's a nice thought, but it won't last. If only we weren't so damned human.
akirashima
Oct. 21st, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
I just want to know when certain practices stopped being done. such as House of Reps used to be like Jury duty. there were no career politicians in that at all. and the Vice president was the one that lost the election. not another party member. things were somewhat more balanced back then for things like that
felis_ultharus
Oct. 20th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
I remember thinking the same thing about the Harper Conservatives.

I don't want to be the voice of gloom here, but these people and the movements they've built run on crazy. High-octane batshit is the fuel of radical conservatism.

They make up statistics, and when called on it their supporters trust them over the real numbers. They reverse positions and get caught making hypocritical statements, and their supporters don't remember. They can't find a country they're bombing on a map, and their supporters think it's endearing - proof that they're not some liberal egghead. They prove a wilful ignorance of science, history, basic math, or even brute reality, and their supporters cheer.

And even if the media is playing videotaped footage of their madness, their supporters will just shrug and say the media hates them - and not just the candidate, but all "ordinary people."

Hopefully it drives off enough swing voters to derail their campaigns. But none of that is going to dent their core support. It might even encourage them :(
esprix
Oct. 20th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
STOP RAINING ON MY OPTIMISM!

But, yes, you're right - they'll always have core supporters. I'm just hoping they'll be just crazy enough to (a) drive a wedge between them at the rest of the GOP to cause enough of a fracture that it'll split their votes, thereby giving more Democrats wins; and/or (b) they'll drive away moderate Republicans and undecideds into *not* voting for them, thereby giving more Democrats wins.

But, as I said above, since their campaign seems to be, "Vote for us 'cause we're not Republican," I'm not exactly inspired by the Democrats, either. They can do SOOOOO much better than this. :/
cd332
Oct. 20th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
They're not Asian? I pretty sure my village elders told me we scooted over the Bering Strait during a dry season, in search of Anejo and chalupas.

By the way, your people and my people are going to rumble on the mall.
esprix
Oct. 21st, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Is that why they could get Mexicans to play extras in "Flower Drum Song?" It all makes perfect sense now!

I'm sure that rumble would be a slapfight of the highest order, no doubt. :) (The only thing that would scare me in that scenario is the few who don't actually get that Colbert is mocking them.) Alas, we'll be vacationing in Vermont that weekend. Sadness.
cd332
Oct. 21st, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
That's why you libs are going to hell. Always partying when you should be shivering with fear.

Colbert is serious isn't he? I thought it was Beck and Hannity who was joking.

We would dance fight it we met at the mall.
esprix
Oct. 21st, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
Honestly, Beck and Hannity are just in it for the money - fear sells. If they could make a living off of peace, love and illegal immigrants, they'd do that.

And as for the fight, "Boy, boy, crazy boy, be really cool boy..."
phspopular2002
Oct. 23rd, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah--so would not vote for any of those guys.

Anyone with common sense and willpower to not carry empty promises? >.>
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