Monday, October 24, 2011

"Beyond redemption ..."

Benen quotes former Ambassador to the UN John Danforth:


"If Dick Lugar," Danforth said, "having served five terms in the U.S. Senate and being the most respected person in the Senate and the leading authority on foreign policy, is seriously challenged by anybody in the Republican Party, we have gone so far overboard that we are beyond redemption."


Steve goes on to say that the Rethugs are throwing Lugar under the bus in favor of a tea bag right wing nutjob.

I tell ya, one of the best things the Occupy movement is doing is getting a lot of people to 're-look' at their political choices. I know a few right-leaning independents (people who voted for the Chimp twice but think the Teabaggers are nuts) who say that the Rethugs have finally gone over the edge and there's no way they're gonna vote for 'em. They've been looking at the local news (the Occupy Wall St. folks are on every night because whatever they do affects traffic here) and they're hearing what these folks are saying and they see themselves but for one medical emergency or the loss of their job.

Like I said, anecdotal, but I have a pretty good felling the fence-sitters are waking up.

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