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The permanent Republican majority lives

posted by David Kuo

Whoever would have guessed it? The permanent Republican majority lives.
For a few years now it has been a joke – Rove and Mehlman talking about a Republican movement so strong that the Democrats simply couldn’t take it down. But in 2004, after Bush’s reelection it wasn’t a joke. Republicans were making inroads with Hispanics and African-Americans. Democrats were demoralized and defeated.
But then it all imploded. Iraq imploded. Faith and trust in Bush imploded. Republicans imploded. People started talking about a permanent Democratic majority. No more.
What is happening in the Democratic party right now threatens to destroy it for the foreseeable future. Andrew Sullivan summarizes tonight’s data:

what is striking in the exit polls is the polarization on three lines: gender, race and age. It was dead even with men; but a massive advantage for Clinton among women. The racial difference is obvious as well. But what really leaps out is age. Obama lost every cohort over 40; Clinton lost every cohort under 40. Race also affects the generations in turn: 67 percent of whites over 60 voted for Clinton – a massive 24 point advantage.

This death match will march on and on through the remaining primaries. The polarization will grow. And when one of them “wins” the nomination they will have won the right to preside over a party divided against itself- young against old, black against white, rich against poor.
Then they will lose – badly – to John McCain and the Democratic infighting will only continue. It will take a decade – more? – for the party to recover and in the meanwhile that once mocked dream of a permanent Republican majority will have been resurrected. Amazing.



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yelladawgNC

posted April 22, 2008 at 11:50 pm


Democrats will UNITE in the fall against McCain, and Obama will win. He is going to pull in a substantial percentage of white voters here in NC in the primary to win big, and may win the state for the Democrats in November. When you have a Democrat poised to win North Carolina in a presidential election, it’s a new day.
Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows we cannot afford another four years of the disastrous Republican policies that have led us into an immoral war that is wrecking our economy. Obama is a leader and will make a great president. He will unite us.



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yelladawgNC

posted April 22, 2008 at 11:59 pm


Party switchers lean toward Obama, exit polls show
By The Associated Press – 1 hour ago
Highlights of preliminary exit poll data in the Pennsylvania Democratic presidential primary Tuesday:
FINALLY, THE MAIN EVENT
After a six-week lull since the last Democratic primary, Pennsylvania voters were so eager to participate in the hotly contested battle between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama that one in 10 voting Tuesday had changed their party registration since the start of 2008 so they would be eligible to vote in the Democratic race. The contest was open only to registered Democrats. About half the party-switchers had been registered Republicans, while the rest had been unaffiliated with either party or were voting for the first time in Pennsylvania.
Most of those new Democrats were mobilized to come out for Obama, and they were nearly one-fifth of Obama’s supporters. Even the former Republicans favored Obama over Clinton, largely invalidating rumors that Republicans would vote strategically in the Democratic primary in support of Clinton, hoping she would be easier to defeat in November.
[SO MUCH FOR THE PERMANENT REPUBLICAN MAJORITY.]



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Brian Horan

posted April 23, 2008 at 12:17 am


I think the anti-Christ is working through the powers that be, so if we remain on the course that Bush and the GOP have set us on by choosing McCain, the apocalypse could be just around the corner. Maybe that’s what anti-Catholic bigot John Hagee is banking on.
David seems unconcerned about where Republicans are taking us. He must be okay with war, even if it’s based on lies. He must be okay with third-world health care. He must be okay with quadrupled gas prices for working families. He must be okay with people losing their homes. Maybe he’s okay with inflation too.
He’s absolutely enthralled with power. He may even be okay with McCain’s blatant opposition to the proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage. It’s okay because power is so sexy.
If David could soul search about the countless dead Iraqi civilians from George W. Bush’s initial shock and awe campaign like he does over issues of poverty in Africa, maybe he’d see the light.
The problem is that Evangelicals like David listened to the psuedo-angel in light or they are that psuedo-angel of light glowing in the night.
These people only bring darkness to my soul:
For them letting wealth barely trickle down to the poorest in our country is noble because it’s based on free-market abstraction. The free market is their god. It’s worth giving defense contractors billions for the business of death, because in death financial salvation is found. Just think what Haliburton means to the Bush and Cheney family empires.



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Doug

posted April 23, 2008 at 12:19 am


David, I really disagree with the analysis. The “permanent Republican majority” that Rove and Mehlman believed in is truly dead and if McCain wins (and he might) the idea that the party of Bush is vindicated will seem to most of us like whistling past the graveyard. Imagine Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee or Fred Thompson as the nominee. By 34% per state, the GOP managed to nominate the only candidate they had who could make events in the Democratic contest matter. In truth, isn’t John McCain the Republican with the worst history with that permanent majority?
And this is only the Presidency. Congress is lost and unlikely to re-enter GOP hands. Most polls show a majority of Americans don’t like the GOP, we just mostly like John McCain. Whoever wins in November, I don’t think in my lifetime before the last two years either party has had such a strong lead in the polls as the Democrats and they’ll probably keep that lead until at least two years after they win the White House.



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Phil

posted April 23, 2008 at 12:29 am


It’s called DEMOCRACY. You know, these funny things with multiple candidates called “elections”? Quaint, I know, but this is the best thing for the country. Democrats will unite AGAINST the war, against irresponsible fiscal policies, and FOR universal health care. And this notion that it’s Clinton who has to drop out, that’s preposterous, she has every right to continue. What bizarro world is this where a candidate who wins by 10 points can be chided to drop out??



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Donny

posted April 23, 2008 at 7:19 am


If you vote democrat you must be OK with killing unborn children for the benefit of a life a immorality and promiscuity. The vast majority of abortions are performed for convenience. You also must totally accept sexual perversions be encouraged to and promoted to children. That is simply the proof of what is really happening in our “liberal” education system, DOMINATED by progressives. That the youth are following a liberal like Obama is a telling signal of danger. Good parents (the over 40 crowd) know this. You also must completely agree with an elite core of rulers subjugating every person in our society (Hollywood and Academic Elites), and they do this by extorting the money away from honest working-class people (taxes of course). We see this with many “bans” and new tax programs implemented by supposedly liberal legislation. It is simply the desire of liberal-progressives to rule the corruption of Unions show this). Democracy is a game of illusion and delusion to “The Left). “Change,” does not always mean “better,” sometimes – and as seen in our youth culture – it means corruption excused away. If morally sound Americans are still the majority voice, McCain will win in November.



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brian

posted April 23, 2008 at 10:08 am


Pretty sweet!!!!



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Brian Horan

posted April 23, 2008 at 10:15 am


Donny Darko,
Don’t taze me bro!
McCain’s against the constitutional ban on gay marriage. He says it’s un-American.
Lynn Cheney’s daughter is an out and proud lesbian who campaigns on behalf of Republicans and gay Republicans.
Catholic priests have horrible stats and trends indicating that kids have been molested under their care and church authorities have covered it up.
Radical fringe Christian groups are using the Bible to justify polygamy and having sex with children (don’t mess with Texas).
Republican Larry Craig wants to keep his Senate seat after assuming a wide stance in a men’s public restroom. He says he’s not gay. Maybe you believe him Donny Darko.
Republican Rep Mark Foley was soliciting sex from teenage boys on their pagers.
FOX anchor Bill O’Reilly settled out of court for sexually harassing his show’s former producer.
Rush Limbaugh was found with Viagra (he’s had a prior drug bust) on his trip from the Bahama’s. Instead of leading Bible study down in the Bahamas, he’s a tail chaser.
ALL THIS AND YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT DEMOCRATS DO? JESUS INSTRUCTS US IN THE NEW TESTAMENT TO BE AS INNOCENT AS DOVES AND AS CUNNING AS SERPENTS. DONNY WHY DO YOU TOLERATE REPUBLICAN IMMORALITY?
Donny Darko, you need to know that the Iraq war is based on lies. There are no WMDs, there was never a program to develop weapons; and there was never a prior connection with Bush’s Saudi buddies the bin Ladens aka al Qaeda.
Donny, Republicans are bleeding us at the pump and skyrocketing the debt because Iraq is more expensive and has a more rapid outlay (in terms of real dollars) than anything Democrats have proposed since FDR.
DONNY, WHY ARE YOU OKAY WITH WAR BASED ON LIES?
Stop tazin’ me bro and just give love. You’re ignorant Evangelical kind is bringing me misery and false judgment instead of peace and love.



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Charles Cosimano

posted April 23, 2008 at 11:23 am


If morally sound Americans are what anyone is depending on, McCain will lose 49 states.
If all that mattered in elections was protecting abortion and sexual promiscuity, the Democrats would win by landslides every time. But elections are about other, actually important things, like the economy and unless McCain can come up with an idea to drive down gas prices, and not babbling the usual conservation crap that no one is interested in hearing, he may lose 49 states.



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Doug

posted April 23, 2008 at 12:58 pm


Charles, all three candidates, if sincere, should be looking for ways to drive up the cost of gasoline. I agree that no lamb without blemish would carry a state.
On a separate note, I think a great blurb for Davids next book would be that he is accused by Democrats and Republicans of kool-aid addiction.



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whythehate

posted April 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm


kuo,
why do you still carry water for the GOP? i saw you on bill maher not terribly long ago railing against the bush administration’s mendacity, hypocrisy, and deceitfulness.
guess what, david? the bush administration is the convergence of everything republicans stand for – they told us so many times until the wheels came off. now, of course, bush is karl marx II.
and donny, you sound crazy. i fear for my nation when i am reminded that there are millions of conservative christians out there ready to use politics as a way to lash out because of their own bitterness.
PS – abortion rights will NEVER go away in this country without a civil war.



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amused

posted April 23, 2008 at 2:53 pm


A few thoughts here:
Hate, pointing out overwhelming poll data (which has been backed by authorities on both sides) that clearly denotes a growing schism within the Democratic party is hardly carrying water. The fight to the finish that has become the Democratic primary has served to spotlight a disregard for Howard Dean among the party, create a giant sucking sound where there should be an elder statesman to broker peace and make a laughingstock of the system that makes winning a state secondary to the almighty “delegate count”
Now I hate for a few facts to get in the way of your rhetoric but on the Congressional side, Democrats are driving headlong into a disaster. Their stubborn refusal to take up FISA, present their “common sense plan” for lowering gas prices or any other serious legislation serves as a case study as to the deal with the devil they made in 2006.
Rahm Emmanuel smartly recruited center left moderates to run in troubled GOP districts. A wise idea for an election, but disaster when Democrats tried to institute a decidedly left agenda – the moderates, afraid of losing their new seat won’t support it. The Pelosi disaster on FISA proves that much.
Finally, their overly ambitious backing of ethanol as a fuel source is leading to epic starvation around the world, according to the UN.
So hate, congratulations; your party is in the middle of a presidential civil war, weak on national security, enjoying all time low approval ratings and you’re here accusing someone who has clearly cut both ways of supporting Karl Marx II.
Oh and by the way, it won’t take a Civil War my friend; after McCain wins this November, he’ll shore up his base support by appointing another conservative to the Supreme Court. It sure is fun watching your party snatch defeat from the jaws of victory every few years.



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Larry Parker

posted April 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm


You’re kidding, right?
A party that is winning special Congressional election after special Congressional election in ULTRA-REPUBLICAN areas?
Versus a party that basically collapsed in exhaustion and said, “OK, we’ll live up to our tradition of giving the nomination to the next-guy-in-waiting even though we hate him”?
David, competition is healthy — even strong competition. A couple of McCain temper tantrums on the campaign trail (which are inevitable) and your thesis will be ground into a pile of dust.



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Jillian

posted April 23, 2008 at 4:29 pm


Even the former Republicans favored Obama over Clinton, largely invalidating rumors that Republicans would vote strategically in the Democratic primary in support of Clinton, hoping she would be easier to defeat in November.
No, ncdawg…what I’ve heard from Pennsylvania Republicans is that they reregistered and showed up to vote against Clinton, because they perceive Obama as the easier for McCain to beat, on the one hand. And as substantially more socially conservative and feeble as a President should he win, on the other. So voting for him in the primary is a twofer, as they see it. And they are switching back to Republican registration in the next few weeks. Not that any Obama supporters will admit this.
If you vote democrat you must be OK with killing unborn children for the benefit of a life a immorality and promiscuity.
Uh, no, voting Democratic means affirmation that women are first class citizens. Voting Republican means you want many thousands of women and girls to cross state lines or the national borders for reasons of your vanity, and then pretending to yourself that somehow serves the good.
I’m sure you know American conservatives’ true, shameless and hypocritical, line on abortions when they get into a bad spot personally or people close to them do: this abortion I’m okay with is exceptional because it was a horribly unfortunate accident that I/she got pregnant or pregnant with a defective fetus, and I don’t want my/her life to be made utterly miserable. Everybody else’s abortions, on the other hand, are obviously due to their stupidity and promiscuity.
pointing out overwhelming poll data (which has been backed by authorities on both sides) that clearly denotes a growing schism within the Democratic party is hardly carrying water.
Well, you’re misdiagnosing it. Obama represents prioritizing ascent of young, well educated, and black/nonwhite people who have felt left out of say in how the country is run from 1981 until now. Clinton represents prioritizing a closing out of the remains and fallouts of the Cold War wisely (contrary to what is widely alleged by the simpleminded) and completing the liberal side’s victory in the Culture War.
Both things are going to happen in the next 8-12 years, the question in the Democratic primary is which one truly has the greater immediate necessity. In the general election campaign the question is whether we are going to act on the selected change, or whether as a country we’ll procrastinate another 4 years away in the stagnation/decline and division-based status quo of the second Bush Presidential term.
David has picked a set of interests and likes in this campaign season that is remarkably contradictory. It seems to me likes or agrees with half of what each remaining candidate represents and disagrees with or abhors the other half. That’s the case for quite a few people who gravitated to John Edwards….



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Lj

posted April 23, 2008 at 4:31 pm


The PUB are going to take America farther down the tubes. Job outsourcing,homeless,and hunger. Church folks only concerns are Abortion(as long as the baby is in the worm). Sexuality(their own fears and lust) The long war that is very costly in lives and money,only to feed the coffers of corporate crooks. Bigotry is the main reason chuch folks flocks to the GOP. It is a smoke screen to hide their real feeling. Obama is targeted only because he is black. All the other reasons,Rev wright,bitter statement is only a part of the smoke screen of bigotry. Why go to church? Be who you are outside of the church.



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Lj

posted April 23, 2008 at 4:40 pm


I disagree about Pubs voting for Obama. The truth is they are voting against Obama,because they are afraid of the match up of Mac and Obama. If the Pubs had of voted for Obama,he would have won Ohio,and Penn. The fear of a black President frighten bigots of all races.



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whythehate

posted April 23, 2008 at 4:45 pm


amused,
the democratic party is having a competitive primary, something the GOP abhors (hence winner-take-all in almost every state primary). whether or not this is good for the dems remains to be seen.
“Oh and by the way, it won’t take a Civil War my friend; after McCain wins this November, he’ll shore up his base support by appointing another conservative to the Supreme Court. It sure is fun watching your party snatch defeat from the jaws of victory every few years.”
don’t be so sure. reversal of roe merely sends the issue back to the states (which is not terrible, though the establishment of a precedent that one’s body does not belong to that person is horrifying). some states will ban all abortion, others will not. but that won’t be enough for you – you’ve spent decades being convinced that abortion is the equal of murder. you won’t stand idly by while all those beautiful little babies are killed daily. you’ll try to force coerced pregnancy on those states that didn’t institute an abortion ban.
it will cause a civil war. i’ll be at the barricades if need be, because my daughters will not be subjected to coerced pregnancy for the sake of the “conscience” of some authoritarian born-again christians in kentucky or something.



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bob lachman

posted April 23, 2008 at 8:26 pm


It will take a decade – more? – for the party to recover
Does anyone really think that we can survive a decade or more of war profiteering mind boggling deficits and unsustainable consumerism? Doesn’t anyone remember the 70’s and the oil crisis? Or the horrible war that preceded it?



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canucklehead

posted April 23, 2008 at 8:39 pm


I say SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS = annoint John Hagee as your next king, have him declare a theocracy and th’ hell w/ the unbearably long primary crap.



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canucklehead

posted April 23, 2008 at 8:54 pm


If morally sound Americans are still the majority voice, McCain will win in November.
Posted by: Donny | April 23, 2008 7:19 AM
Not a chance, Donny, the clackety-clack of those dentures is gonna drive the entire world nuts b4 he even gets to make his first State of the Union address.



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Donny

posted April 23, 2008 at 10:43 pm


You mean the dentures from the beatings he took from the hands of the liberals’ fellow-communist comrades in Vietnam? America will not elect a rabid, radical, America-hating socialist like Obama at the end of the day. There are not yet enough debauched youth chanting like inebriated lemmings that can vote in numbers to overcome decent people. And the racist label is getting old. Rejecting Obama on the content of his character is a civil right. A conman is always a good talker.



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yelladawgNC

posted April 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm


Obama loves America. And we love him back. The one who’s hate-filled is you, as your numerous foaming-at-the-mouth rants make abundantly clear. But truth will win the day sooner or later. I just hope it’s sooner, for the sake of my beloved country.



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Jillian

posted April 23, 2008 at 11:19 pm


You mean the dentures from the beatings he took from the hands of the liberals’ fellow-communist comrades in Vietnam?
He’s in favor of torturing others, Donny. Seems like they beat the moral principle out of him and he never got it back.
Btw, you are once again confusing Leftists and liberals. Since you’ve evidently forgotten, liberals are the people who don’t think dictators or the mob or theocrats should rule at any time, who believe in the Constitution (including the 14th Amendment) and the Geneva Conventions being binding. Who think all people should be treated fairly, whether we like them or not. Quaint boring stuff like that which you can’t claim your side does.



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Dave

posted April 24, 2008 at 6:43 am


It always amazes me that people who have benefited so much from the past liberal agenda fail to see it. Here is a very brief list of past liberal accomplishments, in no particular order, that conservative Americans opposed at the time, but now take for granted:
1) the 40 hour work week and weekends – thanks to the labor movement
2) the end of child labor
3) blacks’ right to vote
4) womens’ right to vote
5) free public education
6) the end of segregation
7) food safety laws
8) workplace safety laws
9) public health programs, including the CDC (when was the last time someone you know died of TB?)
10) electricity in rural America (decried by conservatives at the time b/c the lines were put in using taxes on urban Americans. Same thing goes for rural phone lines)
11) Ensuring your bank account with the FDIC (part of the new deal)
12) The Family Medical Leave Act
13) The largest expansion of the US economy in history (wasn’t the 80’s, actually it was the 1950’s and 60’s)



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yelladawgNC

posted April 24, 2008 at 7:44 am


Thank you, Jillian. I always find it interesting that history almost always proves that the left is right, and the right is wrong.



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aquaman

posted April 24, 2008 at 5:00 pm


McCain may win in 2008, but Dems will still expand their majorities in both houses of Congress. It will be a long time before the GOP regains the power it wielded from 2002-06.



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maxcat06

posted April 24, 2008 at 5:57 pm


Jillian, your point is so accurate. Progress has always occurred in liberal times. The “conservatives” are named for their want to conserve the status quo. The idea of adding others into that status quo was never part of the equation for them, whether it be poor, women, blacks, browns, immigrants,or simply “others”; certainly not Donny’s dreaded “homos”.



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canucklehead

posted April 25, 2008 at 2:00 am


Dave, please stop trying to influence a discussion with historical facts.



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Donny

posted April 25, 2008 at 8:01 am


Liberals (and ism) have also brought us AIDS and abortions topping the hundred million mark. Hollywood and MTV are the priestly class of this hedonistic, corrupt and perverted “wing” of the liberal camp. Liberalism shouldn’t mean a trip back to Sodom, Gomorrah and Molech worship, but als, so many liberals are now “anything goes” in morality and ans social behavior causes. Why is it that Liberals cannot get rid of the pederasts and perverts representing them overall? Is it complacent or complicit? I’ve come to see it now, as 85/15 for the complicity aspect. Just too many lascivious and licentious Liberals as the leadership.



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yelladawgNC

posted April 25, 2008 at 8:29 am


Watch out, Donny’s frothing at the mouth again. Why are you so fixated on sex, by the way?



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Jay

posted April 25, 2008 at 1:04 pm


Conseratism is the belief that helping Americans is socialism,but the outsourcing of Americans jobs to socialize other countries is ok. To stuff Iraqis banks with money,while Americans are jobless,hungery,and homeles is ok. Conseratism is to help Iraq to be prosper,while American eats food bought at the 99cent stores. Building up other nations while Americans lives in garages,and multi familes living in one apartment. This is conseratism at it’s evil worse. Welfare is evil,but corporate welfare is a blessing. Speaking of perverts,the Republican party has it share in high offices in Ameican goverment. The wash room foot shuffle,ect. Obama is the best candidate, He is fair and truthful. Hillary can not tell the truth,and Mac has Vicki.



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canucklehead

posted April 25, 2008 at 3:02 pm


mmmmm, sex-fix-a-tion



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Jennifer

posted April 25, 2008 at 3:47 pm


The problem is that the simple labels of Democrat and Republican do not work anymore and have not for a while. I declared myself an Independent. I think the government should be smallish, butt out of peoples lives, actually respect the Constitution and States Rights. Our country has strayed far from what we were envisioned as. What we have become is quite disturbing.
What is wrong with employing your own people, supply your own food and energy? Why is taking advantage of poor immigrants from other countries a good? Why is sending trillions of dollars to countries that dislike, our religions, and our way of life just so we can drive more and bigger cars a good thing? Why is letting corporate America dictate to us what we are and how we should be a good thing?
What ever happened to the founding ideal of America that a government should be afraid of its people? Today in America far too many people actually fear the government.



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yelladawgNC

posted April 25, 2008 at 7:18 pm


I agree, Jennifer. We should all have taken to the streets to scare the hell out of our government when Bush started talking about his stupid preemptive and illegal war. We’d be billions and billions of dollars better off, money that we desperately need to rebuild our infrastructre, fund research into alternative energy sources, etc., etc., not to mention preserving our military for the battles that matter and saving thousands of hearts from breaking from grief. I find the political atmosphere positively oppressive in the U.S. right now, our citizenry remarkably cowed. The only venue where people seem to feel free to speak out is on the internet, where they are shielded (until the government takes an interest in them, of course) by anonymity.



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jesse

posted April 26, 2008 at 8:06 pm


Just not gonna happen. Either Hilary concedes gracefully by June or Obama takes the VP slot. Either way, the party is united for the convention. Once the general election fighting starts, the Dems have no where to go but up. They win on every single issue. Except for earmarks, which currently polls slightly ahead of sidewalk maintenance in ‘issues most import to you’. Iraq, tax cuts, health care, social security, energy, education. And the all-important “LEAST OLD”.
Even now, with the benefit of zero scrutiny and Democratic civil war, McCain can’t crack 45%. That’s his ceiling. He’s got no where to go but down.
Sorry, dude. The democrats don’t hate each other. And we aren’t suicidal. We just suck at making decisions.



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Steve

posted April 26, 2008 at 9:10 pm


Hollywood and MTV are the priestly class of this hedonistic, corrupt and perverted “wing” of the liberal camp
The actors sure. The real power and money that props up Hollywood are the advertisers and money folks. Those would be the ones that Republicans have sold their souls for.
Steve



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maxcat06

posted April 27, 2008 at 2:05 am


I wish Donny would realize that there are “godly” Democrats and “godless” Republicans. To think otherwise is truly foolish.



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yelladawgNC

posted April 27, 2008 at 10:26 am


Amen to that. And there are plenty of highly principled atheists and agnostics out there, too. The idea that religious people are the only people with a moral sense is ludicrous. We need to seek common ground with people of good will of all stripes.



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The Apostles were conservative Christians

posted April 27, 2008 at 10:51 pm


“By their fruits you will know them.” No written word “in” the New Testament supports liberal and progressive ideology or theology. Even pagans do not want a war that may kill them, so the apathy and appeasement (to other even more evil people), in Leftist political anti-war voice, is hardly anything exceptionally noble. There seems to be only one common ground that atheists and liberals seek, and that is, that they rule on everything. Proof of this is (of course) in education. There is no tolerance of diversity in reality in the Leftist mind, unless the individual submits to only leftist/humanist ways. Let’s just deal with that reality. A “godly” Democrat (which I’m sure exists) is so dominated by the overwhelming majority of corrupt and perverted liberals and progressives – always pushing this drive to go “back” to the good old days of Roman orgy and Molech worship practices – that they have no voice at all. They are truly wheat living among weeds. Liberal theology has been replaced by progressiveism and progressive theolgy is antithetical to Biblical truth. And an “Atheist,” has no moral compass but his/her own mind and emotions. Reality and history has proven the severe lethality of that combination. Like the philosopeher Jonathan Locke advises, we should not have anything to do with atheists in positions of authority. There is no common ground between people that DO NOT want their children deluded, corrupted and molested, and the Left, that wants them thoroughly debauched. That’s provable by watching 20-seconds of a spring-break fest, watching one-minute of MTV, or by watching The Left rail against Catholic pederasts but champion Gay Rights, or by studying the results of the “anything goes” (except Christianity) teaching of Leftist professors, with of course the no parental notification “laws” always present where liberals rule. “Who” pushes for condom morality and “who” wants to teach our youth to control themsleves? Liberals are the bad guys and conservatives are the good guys on this. Lascivious licentiousness has been proven to be one of the deadliest lifestyles one can embrace, even if trying it “only once.” But liberalism, IS unrestrianed behavior now and is promoted, encouraged and supported. “Who” wants to teach children that they cannot control themselves, and therefore should just embrace promiscuity fullforce (even at prepubescent ages), and who does not? Look, “liberalism,” is the rolemodeling of the unrestrained life. Example: The inner-city life and lifestyle promoted as a cultural endeavor. Whatever “liberalism” used to be, it has long since been replaced by a purely hedonistic and lascivious point of reference. “Liberals” used to mean open to new ideas and helping the less fortunate, but now it means Humanism and debauchery championed without dissent of it. Again, the proof for that is the education system and the “youth culture” it produces (STD’s, abortions and violence) where only liberals hold ultimate power and control. I only point out reality. That should be welcomed to an open mind. As of 2008, Conservatives have proven to be more moral and noble than Leftists, who, as liberals and progressives, have undertaken a complete elimination of anything that does not submit to the unrestrained life given excuses for being unrestrained. But with the grasping and endorsing of perversions and debauchery of the Left, what also always follows – the liberal and progressive social order – is the incessant need to force all people to live exactly the same morally. Take atheism as an example, the pompus, superiority of the atheist is almost laughable, except that they rule all education from secularism to anti-religionism, and it is now the order of the state, without any regard to those it tramples under foot. This isn’t a “liberal” position, it is a totalitarian one. If one thing defines what the “liberal” and “progressive” is, it is an intolerant, elitist, superior, authoritarian, forcing their beliefs on a defined lower class of people, that the Leftist believes cannot be allowed the freedom to live differently than the Leftist. We saw this shown in full force with Barack Obama talking with those in attendance in San Francisco. He was talking down to and about those beneath him and the elitist minded people of “The Left,” as not being able to rise above a primitive existence of deity worship and weapons, and embrace the enlightenment of a liberal life of unrestrained physical pleasure and absolute rule over the masses.
Whatever good was done under the label of “liberalism,” is no longer present in the majority of those that claim the mantle. What has “evolved” now, is a thing called “progressive,” and it is a corruption of anything that was once decent within a movement that used to believe in individual freedoms and protection of those less fortunate. Now, what has replaced liberalism is a mean, corrupt, perverted belief system based on Humanism/neo-Marxism, and, on the hedonistic, embracing of a “Do as thou wilt” morality, AND, forcing this on all. Again, there is proof quickly at hand. The ENDA legislation (Employment Non Discrimination Act) is a reality (and a sham) to force one form of ideology (no matter how corrupt, perverted or repugnant) to rule over all. Wherever “The Left” takes power, the end of morality and nobility follows and forced homogenization to all things becoming Leftist takes root. Etc., etc., etc., etc.. Donny.



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H.L. VanBuren

posted April 27, 2008 at 11:46 pm


Folks, it is clear that Donny is a troll.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll
“An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.”
Donny is not open to discussion, debate or anything approaching a rational interaction. His only purpose is to present his own warped theological viewpoint. Period. Anyone who disagrees in any way is wrong. Period.
At best Donny is simply a nuisance. At worst he is a sick individual who needs the attention that his disruptive posts generate. In either case the best thing to do is ignore him. Responding only generates more of his drivel. You cannot refute his arguments because they are circular in nature and based on illogical presuppositions. Any attempt to try to address the foundational reasoning behind his positions is merely dismissed as being of the “spirit of the antichrist”.
And to be honest, most people who read these boards see him for who/what he really is, and any responses to his posts in the attempt to “provide an alternative voice” are simply unnecessary. As I read back over the past few months it’s clear that Donny is primarily here to disrupt and beat his anti-homosexual drum.
Beliefnet has several good blogs, and this one looks to be excellent. Don’t let the Donnys spoil them with their all-too-predictable ramblings. Instead, use this tactic.
When Donny posts, respond with a recipe. Here’s one to start us off.
Troll Chili
Ingredients
• 3 Tablespoons olive oil
• 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
• 8 large garlic cloves, chopped
• 2 pounds ground chuck
• 1 envelope taco seasoning or 1/4 cup taco seasoning
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1 15oz can tomato sauce
• 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
• 1 6oz can tomato paste
• 2 15 to 16oz cans of kidney beans (drained)
Directions
Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute about 8 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add chuck and cook until brown, breaking up meat with a spatula as it cooks. Add taco seasoning, basil, oregano, and thyme. Stir 2 minutes. Mix in tomato sauce, chicken broth and tomato paste. Simmer until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 1 and a half hours. Mix in beans. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until cold then reheat over low when ready to serve.



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yelladawgNC

posted April 28, 2008 at 4:15 pm


Mmmm. I like the sound of Troll Chili. I think some jalapeno cornbread with cheddar cheese would go great with it.
Go back to your porno mag, Donny. Or sit down and have something to eat. Like your words, maybe.



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Jillian

posted April 28, 2008 at 5:07 pm


Donny, Donny, Donny…just when did you cut the Sermon On The Mount out of your Bible? Or the Song of Songs? When did you decide Jesus’s “Forgive them, Lord, they know not what they do” view of people was quaint, ignorant, and irrelevant to your life?
I honestly feel sympathy for you. You know, I have a pretty wide range of friends and acquaintances. The people I’ve seen with the attitudes and obsessions you express are in my experience usually terribly pained people who are trying vehemently to suppress and deny homosexual attractions. It does terrible things to their integrity.



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Karen Brown

posted April 28, 2008 at 10:58 pm


Good recipe! And I agree, some cornbread (cheddar sounds wonderful) would go great with it.
You know, I might even be able to stomach Donny’s rants if he’d at least include a few paragraph breaks.
If it were verbal, you can just imagine this coming out of someone red faced in a long, drawn out yelling session. Almost without taking a breath.
Kinda sad, I’d say.



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c kitty

posted April 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm


Does everyone think Donny is az real person? I think there is a good possibility that he is an artificial persona, made up just for the purpose of trolling. Partly because he just regurgitates the same old right wing phrases over and over. He doesn’t come up with anything new. You can esaily recognize his writing, no matter what name he signs. And he certainly doesn’t engage in any conversational exchange. Also how in the world could anyone who function in the world with such a truly angry, confused and muddled mind as the “Donny”. If he were for real, I don’t think he could deal with the real world successfully. But if he is for real, he deserves our prayers but not our acquiescence.



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yelladawgNC

posted April 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm


Donny and “The Apostles were conservative Christians” (NOT) are one and the same trollish entity, I do believe. Only when Donny is front and center, we get the computer-generated recycled right wing RANT, and when Apostles is onstage, we get ever-so-slightly more coherent material, but delivered in much the same spirit. So my guess is that Apostles just likes to let his loonier side run free now and then. Too bad he’s not more entertaining.
But speaking of entertaining: Barack Obama shot hoops with the Tar Heels this morning.
http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/042908aab.html
Word has it he nearly scored over Player of the Year Tyler Hansborough. Guess that puts his bowling score into perspective. Personally, I like his dee-fense.)



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canucklehead

posted April 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm


Hmmmm. Sex fix-a-tion AND troll chil-i.



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Doug

posted April 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm


Donny is my brother in Christ.



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redleg

posted May 1, 2008 at 6:07 am


Perhaps someone should gently remind “the Apostles…” just what the fruits of current conservatism are — torture chambers w/ sexual sadism, deficit meltdown, drug abuse, adultery, incest, whoremongering, cowardice ..
Buts that’s the current Republican party and associated “conservatives”. Do you really want to defend Reagan (adultery w/ Nancy), Guiliani (incest – his 1st marriage, adultery), Limbaugh (junkie), Gingrich (adultery), Ted Haggard (class of his own), as personally upright or any number of “conservatives” as anything other than cowards (unless they were bedwetters or gay and therefore could not serve)?
Ted Bundy was a conservative and so was John Gacy, Mark Foley, Strom Thurmond had his (segregated black) sex slave. Ever notice how segregationist our “conservatives” are? Helms, Thumond …



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HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

posted October 4, 2008 at 12:45 am


Ooooooohhhh… so close. Davey, you might want to pay Google top dollar to delete this embarrassing, laughable prediction from its matches for the term “permanent Republican majority.”
A divided Democratic party, huh? A decade to recover, eh? Shrewd!



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cotqueannie

posted October 23, 2008 at 7:04 pm


You misspelled “Permanent Democratic Majority.”



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GonzoDon

posted October 24, 2008 at 5:40 pm


I googled the mythical “permanent Republican majority” and came up with this page!
Interesting wishful thinking. Today, just 11 days out from the November election, the “permanent Republican majority” appears to be going the same way of “Dow 36,000″.
And the re-building of an America as was intended to be of, by, and for the PEOPLE — not the power-hungry, the corrupt, the corporate swine, the oil companies, and the anti-science crowd — begins on January 20th, 2009. Knock on wood.
Your article makes fascinating time-capsule reading, though. Thanks for the chuckle David!



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convexhull

posted November 3, 2008 at 5:01 pm


wow, what total and utter cr*p. delusional.
in my best Edgar G. Robison voice, “where’s your permanent republican majority now, Moses?”



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RoyH

posted November 4, 2008 at 4:38 pm


Permanent Republican Majority, You keep using that sentence, I don’t think it means what you think it means. See you in ten years.



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GonzoDon

posted November 5, 2008 at 1:23 pm


November 4, 2008 News Flash (Washington, D.C.):
Rove’s “Permanent Republican Majority” died last night after suffering for the last four years from a long, painful, and terminal ailment that was apparent to others, but difficult for the Majority to self-diagnose.
The Permanent Republican Majority, which was reaching the ripe old age of nearly six years, is survived by its three offspring: Record Federal Deficits, Tattered U.S. Constitution, and Shattered U.S. Economy.
The family requests that all donations in memory of the Permanent Republican Majority be made to the DailyKos website.
R.I.P., Permanent Republican Majority.



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posted November 5, 2008 at 10:33 pm


Who’s ‘David Kuo’?



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worst_to_first

posted November 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm


A permanent republican majority – in Appalachia



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Dem Rebirth

posted November 5, 2008 at 11:11 pm


I take it you didn’t notice that Barack Obama was a transcendent figure who in the end united black and white, young and old, believers and nonbelievers. You also failed to understand the depth of the organization that the Dems brought to the race. You likewise didn’t understand the power of hope versus the politics of fear. I hesitate to fall into the same short sighted trap you did but here goes: perhaps for all these reasons we are seeing the genesis of a permanent progressive majority. Now isn’t that the direction human society has been going anyway, with slight detours such as the Bush administration?



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GonzoDon

posted January 21, 2009 at 1:01 am


David, this time capsule is fascinating.
I just watched Obama’s inauguration today. Profound, thrilling, uplifting and moving. And I just watched Bush fly out of D.C. for the last time on a helicopter. (Dubya, don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.)
Democratic president. Democratic Senate. Democratic House of Representatives.
David, excactly who is this ‘Karl Rove’ person of whom you speak?



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TheEdi

posted January 21, 2009 at 3:08 am


Epic fail.



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Your Name

posted March 2, 2009 at 11:11 pm


David, I’ve got to give you credit for not burying this curiously obsolete and woefully inaccurate political time-capsule like the rotting corpse it has become.
As of today Rush Limbaugh appears to be inheriting the mantle of Republican Party Leadership. Whoo-boy. If the intellectual future of the Republican Party is going to be represented by an pompous, overweight, drug-addled multi-millionaire entertainer whose main schtick rests in making up ‘facts’ and issuing smart-ass insults against people who don’t think like him, well the GOP can look forward to a very long period of wandering in the wilderness, indeed.
Wow. This should be entertaining to watch.
Check back with us regarding that ‘Permanent Republican Majority’ in another 8 years, why dontcha?



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B. Thomas Cooper

posted March 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm


This is one of those articles that come back to haunt the author for decades. Mr. Kuo could not have been less accurate in his predictions. This man was obviously deep in denial, hoping he could simply click his heels three times and wake from his nightmare. Don’t hold your breath.
The Republican party is facing a cruel reality, registering it’s lowest public approval numbers in GOP history. The idea of a ‘permanent republican majority’ was fatally flawed from inception, as it conflicts with the basic tenets of democracy. Still, it was the intent of many in the party to accomplish just that. Sad, but true.



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Your Name

posted April 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm


Thank gawd you can’t predict the future any better than you can write!
Jokes on you eh?



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