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No lessons learned here

In the analysis post the US presidential election recently, most commentary on why the GOP did so badly was directed to the Party's failure to embrace woman, lower income groups, coloured people and the Party's policies on women's issues. 

One might have thought the GOP had learned.    Oh, no!    Not even for the sake of projecting an image, let alone tweaking the thinking.

"Calling the House "an outpost (for) the priorities of the American people" - though he declines to specify in which century - amidst an otherwise hopelessly commie government, John Boehner has appointed 19 white guys to chair 19 House committees. Not just any white guys, notes ThinkProgress, but rabidly right-wing guys who hold radical positions on the issues they will be legislating. Thus, a Koch-Brothers-and-oil-funded climate change skeptic will head Science, Space and Technology, a Wall Street tool who has called Medicaid and Medicare "cruel Ponzi schemes" will head Financial Services, an Islamaphobe and xenophobe who wants the whole country to institute Arizona's "papers please" immigration policy will head Foreign Affairs. Etc. Have any of these people heard that change happens? Rachel Maddow is alternately amused and discouraged."

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