I've said elsewhere that this was probably the last election where the Republicans stood a real chance of gaining the American Presidency with a program that mainly appeals to prosperous suburban whites and holds little appeal to most women and almost no appeal at all to racial minorities.
If the GOP is to survive, what do you think it would have to look like? What could it possibly look like?
I guess in these media-saturated times,you can't just go around talking like a fascist before the convention and then try to become Ike Eisenhower after the convention. The GOP will need to start talking the same game both before and after. BUT, it also needs a new game.
@Arcus I bloody love that pic! Nice one :)
I hear its actually slightly more than 50% at the moment.
Deep down, I think many in the GOP are counting on such things as voter suppression and the elimination of unions to bypass elections altogether and eventually deliver them a fascist dictatorship. Don't laugh. As soon as George W. Bush was elected, some in Congress were pushing for a repeal of the Presidential term limit and openly imagining him as dictator. Then, when Arnold Gropenfeuhrer was elected governor of California, those same neocons (read "fascists") pushed for a Constitutional amendment allowing Presidents to be foreign-born.
At the bottom of all this is their deep yearning for America to be ruled by a right wing, corporate-backed, Christian-approved dictator; and not just of the U.S. - of the WORLD. Walrus-faced John Bolton, I'm sure, would eagerly offer himself as the perfect fit for the office of tyrant-in-chief. And the power behind the throne will be the corpse of Rupert Murdoch, still projecting himself the emperor of media. Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity can compete to be the propaganda minister without even changing their teleprompters. Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin will take turns being Bolton's Eva Braun. Minnesota misanthrope, Michelle Bachmann, and that moose-hunting lady who passed briefly through the governor's office in Alaska will be but a dim memory. Meanwhile, Donald Trump will still be demanding Obama's college transcripts.
I'm all for a global government... once we can work out a system of government that isn't corruptable and gives everyone a fair vote and respects human rights.
Just think... there could be a group of advanced alien worlds out there who constantly communicate and visit each other via wormholes.... we won't have a global government unless we join them :D lol
We have a global government candidate already, it's called the Internet, let's keep it open, spreading and free like we all want it to be. :)
The Internet isn't a government. It doesn't govern us or regulate us. It has no enforcement power.
Read more carefully, I said candidate, as in potential government, not actual government. The Internet has power you don't want to mess with. It transcends any one government so watch out what you say about it. hahaha :)
Okay, let me modify it: The Internet won't be a government. It won't govern us or regulate us. It will never have any enforcement power.
Peer pressure is a form of enforcement and in that regard, the Internet has greater power than you are giving it credit for. Obviously, it won't replace the people/institutions that have the government strings and levers but it will hold them more accountable than they have ever imagined before. The whole world is watching :)