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The Republican right’s Waterloo

David Frum had it right — here is one conservative Republican who understands where this is all headed. His column on Sunday night hit his party hard and even held that its performance these last few months on healthcare would not lead to Obama’s Waterloo, but its own.

The Republican Party is rewarding the crazies — it is encouraging the crazies. What better way to whip up anger into a frenzy than to put forward the Michele Bachmanns of the world, the Limbaughs, the Becks, and follow that with the unbelievable performance by John Boehner on the House floor? With cries of “baby killer” toward Bart Stupak — outrageous. 

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‘Hope America Fails Republicans’ terrified of positive jobs news

Today's unemployment numbers were nothing to write to mom about, but they will create fear in the hearts of Republicans who hope America fails because they desperately want President Obama to fail. The mediocre jobs numbers today suggest the probability of a strong jobs number next month, with winter ending, spring coming and the snowstorms over.

Republicans try to play the fear card, but the real fear is Republicans afraid that jobs come back after the latest Republican recession.

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Republican National Committee advocates a party of hate

The issue is not merely the fundraising poster that was an open call to fear and hate using language and pictures that no major American political party has ever used. The issue is that the modern Republican Party does not have opponents, it has enemies. The modern Republican Party does not seek to win a debate, it seeks to destroy its opponents.

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The liberal Democratic base is roused

The liberal Democratic base that won in 2006 and 2008 is roused again. The Republican Party that is engulfed by extremism from the radical right will now be challenged from the heartland of America by the liberal base that is far more in touch with mainstream American values. Let Glenn Beck attack Theodore Roosevelt as a socialist while populist Democrats from the base fight for principles and policies that Americans want.

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The Vichy Republicans: Striving for mediocrity ...

The New York Times’s venomous and possibly deranged Frank Rich, who associated Sarah Palin with terrorism in his Sunday column this week, borrows from his previous archrival George Will in the claim that the White She Devil is a critter from hell and anyway, she will never be elected.

While Letterman is suddenly hugging up to Mitt Romney as his alter ego in L.A., Jay Leno restarts again on a positive note with a visit by the White She Devil, the Wolf Girl Incarnate, the Slayer, the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. But what is most telling comes up in Texas in the middle, where the Romney team, including Cheney, H.R. Bush, Boy George’s proxy Karen Hughes and Karl Rove, has lined up to take out Perry in his primary race against Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. White She Devil supports Perry.

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Politics: The reason to reason

Why is it that they are so easily scorned and so effectively intimidated? Why is it that the common-sense wishes of the vast majorities of Americans are always suppressed as they trudge the middle of the road, drowned out by the noisy bombs fired from the political fringes?

As the man in "The Graduate" said to Dustin Hoffman's character, "I've got one word for you." Except, unlike the movie, it's not "plastic," although that still would describe a lot of our leaders.

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CPAC — Not good news for Mitt Romney, not bad news for Scott Brown

There are two measures of current conservative taste and popularity. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) poll indicates professional opinion and should measure abilities of the candidates as they are judged by professionals. The second is the NASCAR track, the Baptist church and the popularity of the candidates in the heartland for whatever reason. Mitt Romney, who won the last three CPAC polls, lost by a good margin this year to Ron Paul, the conservative libertarian who offers Austrian economics. This is bad news for Mitt Romney.

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Ron Paul wins huge victory in conservative straw poll

This is a shocker. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) wins the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in D.C.

For Paul, this is huge, a major boost if indeed he wants to run for president. Though glasses of champagne will not be clinking at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington!

For conservatives, this creates a potential 2010 primary donnybrook if Paul chooses to run.

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Correction

A correction to my previous post is in order, and I only wish it had come more quickly than this.

Sarah Palin is not being paid to speak at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference from April 8-10 in New Orleans. I sincerely regret the error.

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