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Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Politics | 23 comments

Losing With Grace

Even as we are told by some pundits that Democrats and Republicans will now begin to get along at least a little better during this session, we are brought back to reality by Eric Dondero, former aide to Ron Paul, whose reaction to the election results was,

“All family and friends, even close family and friends, who I know to be Democrats are hereby dead to me. I vow never to speak to them again for the rest of my life, or have any communications with them. They are in short, the enemies of liberty. They deserve nothing less than hatred and utter contempt.

… Are you married to someone who voted for Obama, have a girlfriend who voted ‘O’. Divorce them. Break up with them without haste. Vow not to attend family functions, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas for example, if there will be any family members in attendance who are Democrats.”

On an equally humorous, though far more profound note, Haley Barbour explained why Republicans lost seats in the Senate,

“We had some shitty candidates.”

Some days it’s easier to just cut and paste with quotation marks than to have to think and write.