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What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby ilikebeans » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:52 pm

Not terribly surprising. The Netherlands stands as a peaceful, culture-rich country with values the right wing despises (read: liberal), so best to make shit up and assume that dumbass viewers won't do any fact-checking.

Here's Fox News doing just that from earlier this month.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:54 pm

Romney should just stop talking:

But the crowd initially booed Mr. Romney, who occasionally struck a discordant note, as when he approached a group of fans wearing plastic ponchos. “I like those fancy raincoats you bought,” he said. “Really sprung for the big bucks.” And when asked if he was a fan of the sport, he mentioned that “I have some great friends who are Nascar team owners.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/us/po ... =1&_r=3&hp

You could right an entire book of his blundered quotes. Either he is being condescending, or doesn't know these are cheap ponchos. It's a no win for him.

Good to know he has "friends" who own Nascar teams. Sure, not just one, but a couple. But hey, I'm just like the rest of you. What a fuckwad.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby DCB » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:14 pm

ilikebeans wrote:Not terribly surprising. The Netherlands stands as a peaceful, culture-rich country with values the right wing despises (read: liberal), so best to make shit up and assume that dumbass viewers won't do any fact-checking.

Here's Fox News doing just that from earlier this month.

All those people ride bikes everywhere - no wonder they're all on drugs!
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Ducatista » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:13 pm

Dear Netherlands,

Please accept this apology on behalf of the millions of Americans who know that Rick Santorum is an ill-informed, xenophobic toolbag who wouldn't recognize an actual fact if it bit him on his frothy ass.

mvg,
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:43 pm

The Missouri GOP take their causus very seriously.

Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri's largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders.

"It's like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here," St. Charles County's former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:46 pm

Jeebus H. Christ Herman Cain is completely nuts.

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has launched a new advertisement showing a man catapaulting a bunny rabbit and blasting it into bloody chunks, as a little girl compares the animal to “small business” in the current U.S. economic climate.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/26/h ... in-new-ad/

What a complete wack job. I would have been kind of fun to see him run in a general election although.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby snoqueen » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:52 pm

Don't they ever learn?

Mitt Romney is pulling a Walker, admitting to planning big cuts in government but deliberately not disclosing his real plans until he's elected:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plu ... _blog.html

But is he trying to fool independents, or conservatives? Who can tell?
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby acereraser » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:42 pm

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby DCB » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:52 pm

The GOP only seems crazy when you're look at it through your reality-colored glasses. It makes much more sense when you abandon reason and facts.

Remember Senator Kyl and 'not intended as an actual statement'? or Santorum's team defending the comment about, something about "its what he believes in his heart" (facts be damned!).

Here is a race in California:
Jose Hernandez (D), who is looking to unseat Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), has released a video defending his claim that he is in fact an astronaut. A Sacramento law firm asked a judge to block describing himself as such because he left NASA.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/e ... -astronaut

At least Hernandez got to make a fun video.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby DCB » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:58 pm

Wisconsin's own boy genius sort of apologizes. When he said those generals weren't telling the truth, he didn't mean they were liars.
However, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responded to Ryan’s remarks in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, saying “there’s a difference between having someone say they don’t believe what you said versus ... calling us, collectively, liars.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... -misspoke/

As Gov. Perry would say, "Ooops."
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Donald » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:07 pm

What's wrong? It really comes down to fear, I think, and the effect that has on rational thinking. Or maybe it's an organic brain problem that expresses itself in typical Republican behavior.

When my mother was beginning to show signs of Alzheimer's, we noticed she become more anxious and fearful, more accusatory toward others and more vocal about racial prejudices, which she had done her best to conquer earlier in life. It was at this time that she became obsessed with illegal immigration, sending thousands of dollars of our inheritance down to racist anti-immigation groups in Arizona, as well as to the National Republican Party and John Thune's PAC. We stopped that as soon as we got control of her finances, and sent letters telling these people to stop preying on mentally challenged elderly.

I'm convinced that most modern Republicans have brain injuries.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby snoqueen » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:01 am

Reading the arguments of some R-leaners on this forum, I'd have to agree. Arguing from questionable or faulty premises is one thing, but not being able to think in a straight line is way different.

I'm thinking of the recent mini-flap when one of our R's made a false statement, someone showed why it was false, and the R then said he wouldn't agree it was false until the other person changed his mind about something else. What sense does that make?
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Rich Schultz » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:33 am

I think it's the echo chamber effect where republicans spend all their time agreeing with people who think just like them.

Oh wait...
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby jman111 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:13 am

snoqueen wrote:What sense does that make?

It all makes sense when you just don't think so much.
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby DCB » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:39 am

Donald wrote:I'm convinced that most modern Republicans have brain injuries.

Its all those drugs they took in the 60s.
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