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What The Country Needs: GOP Infighting Edition

Cross Your Fingers That House Ultras Reject Short-Term Debt Ceiling Hike

Matt Yglesias is at least asking the right question: what needs to happen within the GOP to get us to a place where Congress is, on balance, working for the economy instead of against it?

He says the best thing is to get closer to doomsday. The ultras reject the Thanksgiving Solution being floated and push Boehner closer to... What?

I think we need to ask the question this way:

What gets us closer to the demise of the GOP and the return of a two-party system featuring two reality-based political coalitions?

The answer: whatever ensures maximum backlash in the States on my Red to Blue List: 

  1. Florida
  2. West Virginia
  3. North Carolina
  4. Utah
  5. Kentucky
  6. Tennessee
  7. Missouri


Science Majors Must Study Philosophy Or Be Doomed To Say Stupid Shit

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