The GOP is no longer the party of Lincoln. - Elric
The GOP stopped being the party of Lincoln the second he was shot.
They are so worried about losing what they have that the possibility of breaking FDR's coalition forever and bringing the working class votes permanently to the GOP never crosses their minds.That acquiring the working class voters would split the unions with private sector union workers* breaking off from the public sector unions does not occur to them. Denying the Democrats the free campaign workers and their monies would be a crippling blow, like what Walker did in Wisconsin.Back in the 1980's one of the cliches was that the Chinese character for Crisis was the same as the character for Opportunity. None of these guys can see the opportunities before them, all they can see is a crisis - and that is why they are full of fail.*The union boss needs not know which way you actually vote.- Mikey NTH
Keep in mind the socialist party favors the office holder (and their cronies). Sadly, we have two socialist parties. "Republicans are hierarchal, respectful of authority and fall in line"? Well, I know I'm not a Democrat/Progressive and I'm not Republican by that definition. Maybe we need another choice? Or, they'll need another choice? ...for 2020.
The dinner reminded me of this new DC eatery ->=====At [new D.C. restaurant] Pineapple and Pearls, Silverman says there will be no sticker shock. A $250 dinner will cost $250. When diners make a reservation, they will pay half upfront and will be billed the other half automatically on the day of their reservation. If they cancel 72 hours in advance of their reservation, diners will be refunded their initial payment.…Pineapple and Pearls wants to “eliminate the guest from ever having to look at a bill,” Silverman says. “When you show up, you have nothing to worry about. Everything is paid for. All you have to do is sit back and have a good time. We’ll take care of the rest.”======http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2016/03/die-aufhebung-des-bezahlens.htmlNothing says disconnected from the rest of the country than making a $125 deposit on your dinner reservation.
A collection of old pasty-faced has beens, looking to stay relevant anyway they can. THEY and their treasured Republican House and Senate ARE the reason Donald Trump is about to kick ass and take names.Get over it.Get out of the way.We're not taking the Beltway Mumbo-jumbo bullshit on why things suck inn this country for one more cycle.Buh-Bye.
I wonder what the plutocrats said about FDR when he was nominated by the Democrats in 1932. In some ways, 2016 is 1932 all over again.
If Trump's in the White House, a lot of 'em won't BE insiders anymore. The Donald does not appear to be the type to forgive or forget.
So these guys were insiders, but a) who brought them together, b) who taped it, c) how did it get on Showtime, d) who paid for it to be on Showtime? There's way too much hidden for me to trust this clip.
It's interesting that a red diaper baby, Mark Halperin,, is conducting this discussion. For the most part, the discussion participants would sell their mother or sister on the street corner of any major city and lose no sleep.