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George Will takes his ball and goes home. [Jun. 27th, 2016|08:56 am]
"This is no longer my party."

No, you ass. This is the party you and all your other appalled, chest-clutching cronies created when you allowed the rhetoric of anti-intellectualism, regressive fear-mongering, and race-baiting to take center stage. Instead of fighting back against the worst instincts of humanity, characterized by Limbaugh, Hannity, et al, you let them take the lead in shaping a party filled with prejudice and a complete misunderstanding of the proper role of government. You betrayed the legacy of your party, of Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. You sold this country to corporations and stood by as the middle class evaporated, letting the greedy cast the blame on the poor and immigrants. You abandoned the central tenets of governance, cooperation and compromise, in favor of obstructionism for the sake of entertainment. You dropped the reins and gave hatred its head to run rampant through the nation. You sowed the seeds of this.

And now you're dismayed by what you reap? How dare you walk away. Turn your ass around and get to work undoing the damage you've allowed to happen. Fight back. Tell Republicans that education is important. Tell them that the Second Amendment was not intended to be an assault-rifle free-for-all, that "well regulated" is in there for a reason. Tell them that the Muslims living in their towns and neighborhoods aren't any more dangerous than--and have the same rights as--everyone else. Tell them that allowing other people to have rights is not oppressing their religious freedom and to get over themselves. Tell them that this is the great melting pot and to get back to melting, dammit.

Fox News will call you a traitor. The pundits who capitalize on fear and hatred will try and tear you down. But they're your problem, and you need to fix it.

You invited these clowns to this party. Take some damned responsibility for throwing them back out.

[User Picture]From: stripedsocks
2016-06-27 01:55 pm (UTC)
This is so beautiful. Yes. This. All of this.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2016-06-27 02:33 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jesskastar
2016-06-27 03:08 pm (UTC)
Bravo! Well said! *wild applause*
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2016-06-27 11:47 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2016-06-28 12:12 am (UTC)
Beautifully said.
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[User Picture]From: intelligentrix
2016-06-28 02:12 am (UTC)
Have you sent this to them and to the press? That would be good.
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From: anonymousalex
2016-06-29 12:56 am (UTC)
Right on.

Also, welcome back. We've1 missed you.


1No mice in my pockets, so I'm going out on a limb, here.
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2016-06-29 08:24 am (UTC)
I have always thought this started with The Reagan Revolution. really its no surprise that Trump is using Reagan's " Make America Great Again" slogan.
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From: anonymousalex
2016-06-29 01:14 pm (UTC)
And a bit before that, as Samantha Bee has recently reported. In brief, after the entire South was soured on the Democratic party by the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, the Republicans immediately swept in to fill the vacuum (Nixon's successful "southern strategy").

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