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Initial post: Mar 13, 2012 7:47:55 AM PDT
M. Emrich says:
I have a great antipathy toward Republicans for a variety of reasons - but not their thoughts. I have long read William F. Buckley and respect his viewpoints.
The issue of Republican thought is large and complicated. But it starts with the fact that (as HL Mencken wrote) no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. These Republicans are taught to fear anyone that is not like them from birth. Fear is their all pervading motivator. They are also taught to fear sex except for procreation which leads to the creation of more fearful creatures. My suggestions:

1) Republican should have to volunteer working with the poor, homeless and people of color

2) Registered Republicans will undergo forced sterilization.

3) These Republicans will be offered financial incentives for sterilizing themselves, including a 3% Federal Income tax break.

These ideas will be controversial, but we have to start somewhere, and the ultimate choices are left up to the young people involved.

We keep producing Lost Generations of Republicans who disproportionately end up in things like the teaparty and contributing to the profits of Rupert Murdoch. The cost to society is enormous, from psychological to financial.

Let's try to have a civil discourse here. And I welcome any other workable ideas. Just please don't lob hateful and fearful rhetoric back and forth.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 8:04:18 AM PDT
Boomy says:
Louis the XVI and Marie Antoinette were solved by the "terror"...that could also solve the "Republican Problem".

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 8:08:50 AM PDT
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Ice King says:
Nothing that drastic is needed. Education and raising your children to understand empathy and compassion will solve the Republican problem in a generation.
Intelligent, emotionally mature people know better than to believe in the nonsense the right spews.
Why do you think they hate schools so much?

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 8:10:16 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
The should also have to have their eyes pinned open ala Clockwork Orange and be forced to watch endless hours of the great Keith Olberman!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 8:13:21 AM PDT
Boomy says:
That is not as much fun as dragging rich people from their McMansions and chopping their heads off...

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 3:50:53 PM PDT
M. Emrich says:
I shamelessly bumped this. Because I feel that it is an important topic.

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 4:24:27 PM PDT
'CLUE LESS!!!!!!!'

No, Mr. Mustard was mentioned, as was the library, do try and pay attention Brian!

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Posted on Mar 15, 2012 8:21:37 AM PDT
Boomy says:
Viva La France...Viva La Charette...

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 8:49:33 AM PDT
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JKW Retired says:
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Posted on Mar 15, 2012 9:45:34 AM PDT
M. Emrich says:
Wease-

I currently live in Colorado. It is the best state in the Union. They cannot have Colorado. I say give them Oklahoma. Texas is too big. I know there is no skiing there, but if God had wanted Republicans to ski he would have made bull poop white.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:01:00 AM PDT
Obviously they can't have Colorado. They can have the entire south eastern section, including Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina. It will be much easier to contain them if they have deep water as one of their borders. We will definitely come ahead fiscally, since of those five states, all but one (Florida) takes more money from the federal government that it pays in -- with Mississippi in the lead receiving $2.02 back for every dollar paid. Alabama gets 1.66, South Carolina receives 1.35, and Georgia gets 1.01. Only Florida gets less than they pay, receiving .97 per dollar paid. So, between those five states, we lose a rather dramatic amount of federal money. While the federal government will not receive their taxes, it is, overall, a net gain to the union.

Plus, they already have a flag they can use. So, how handy is that?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:02:41 AM PDT
Surely they should take Texas with them!?!?!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:03:49 AM PDT
Well, I thought about that, but then I thought "what about Austin?"

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 10:06:54 AM PDT
Boomy says:
Anyway Blagojevich just landed in Colorado...or is he an honorary "Republican"?

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VRWC says:
How nice to open your bid for civil discourse by calling for the forced sterilization of your opponents.

If I thought that you had any knowledge of conservatism beyond the slack jawed, mouth breathing, fear mongering caricature that you have clearly filled your head with I might give it a shot.... but I don't....

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:08:08 AM PDT
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C. Batty says:
We aren't actually part of Texas, we just live here.

Alternate Answer:

Now you know why Texas keeps us around--so the rest of you don't sell it back to Mexico.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:11:23 AM PDT
Her Majesty: "what about Austin?"

We could reconstitute the WPA and have them disassemble it and re-assemble it in Orange County CA.
1) CA is where it belongs
2) Socialist nations like ours aren't afraid of public works on a large scale
3) Orange County will be vacant, as all the residents will flee to Talibama.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:12:32 AM PDT
This is an excellent point. C. Batty, what do you think?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:13:35 AM PDT
I'm a problem solver.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:14:26 AM PDT
Boomy says:
Was "Chinatown" about the forebears of the current Orange Countians?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 10:16:48 AM PDT
nameinuse says:
This is supposed to be satire, right? A Modest Proposal.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 10:17:38 AM PDT
Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad.
After a half century of the Republican Southern Strategy, and a quarter century of Puss Liarbaugh, Phlegm Beck, Rupert Murdock, and Ann Coulter, arrogance and extremism; the chickens have come home to roost.
America needs a conservative Republican party of normal decent people, not a party distilled down to the most shamelessly ignorant, gullible, arrogant, and stupid. America does not need a party of fanatics who are easily manipulated by appeals to fear, greed, and bigotry. America does not need a party of extremists and bullies energized by their pavlovian response to provable lies, contrived cultural jihadism, dog whistles, code words and hate speech. America does not need a Republican party consumed with dividing our country by using "us against them" mysoginy, racism, religious and homophobic bigotry.
In the last year or so, I have seen at least a dozen articles from elite Republic insiders who are warning the party that they are on the path to demographic self destruction.
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