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2010-03-25 04:49:31 PM
I hope he's able to afford his COBRA medical insurance.
 
2010-03-25 04:55:13 PM
"...they offered him the chance to continue on at a salary of zero..."

Seems like a fancy way of saying he was fired. Call me crazy.
 
2010-03-25 04:58:18 PM
Hmmm, working at a salary of zero? OH MY GOD, the GOP are socialists!!!!
 
2010-03-25 05:02:05 PM
Republicans purge last intelligent member of their party over what can only be considered a matter of political correctness. Tsk tsk.
 
2010-03-25 05:04:03 PM
Diogenes: ...they offered him the chance to continue on at a salary of zero..."

blogs.houstonpress.com

"We just went ahead and fixed the glitch".
 
2010-03-25 05:09:55 PM
DIABLORINO
 
2010-03-25 05:17:58 PM
Fee Fi Fo Frum
I smell the blood of Republicans

They're in frenzy and attacking themselves... I wonder who's going to emerge as the new opposition party to the Democratic party. It has been too long.
 
2010-03-25 05:19:14 PM
At what point can *I* get a job as a conservative pundit???

They've fired all the halfway intelligent ones, the only ones left are stupid, hysterical, partisan hack trolls.

/and maybe George Will.
 
2010-03-25 05:21:22 PM
The purge continues. He must have failed the purity test.
 
2010-03-25 05:21:49 PM
Ok, since we're using this thread...

The most important thing is ideological purity, above intelligence, education, ethics and talent. Just ask the KGB, the folks that ran the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Staatspolizei of that Godwinning country. They'll tell you it is a flawless strategy that worked out great for them.
 
2010-03-25 05:29:57 PM
vossiewulf: Just ask the KGB, the folks that ran the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Staatspolizei of that Godwinning country.

Don't forget Robespierre and the Reign of Terror:
"During 1794, revolutionary France was beset with real or imagined conspiracies by internal and foreign enemies."
 
2010-03-25 05:32:23 PM
It's more of this Link (new window), except it's not necessary to actually kill anyone physically anymore. Just label them a RINO and turn the Fox News machine loose to marginalize them.

Ta Dah!

Party purity FTW
 
2010-03-25 05:33:36 PM
Flatulent_Flea: vossiewulf: Just ask the KGB, the folks that ran the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Staatspolizei of that Godwinning country.

Don't forget Robespierre and the Reign of Terror:
"During 1794, revolutionary France was beset with real or imagined conspiracies by internal and foreign enemies."


I think we all know that Snowball is to blame.
 
2010-03-25 05:35:11 PM
vernonFL: and maybe George Wil

Even he had been a hack, as of late. At least he can spell and form complete sentences. The problem is that he's intellectually dishonest and contradicts himself. I guess that passes for an intelligent republican pundit nowadays.
 
2010-03-25 05:43:27 PM
Deadhouseplants: Hmmm, working at a salary of zero? OH MY GOD, the GOP are socialists slaveowners!!!!

FTFM
 
2010-03-25 05:44:34 PM
Frum is/was right - the passage of this legislation is a defeat for the Republican party. it's a sign that their strategy of obstruction is the wrong way to go.

can't say i'm surprised he lost his job tho. Telling the Republican leadership that they're in the wrong is essentially committing heresy.
 
2010-03-25 05:49:12 PM
yelmrog: Flatulent_Flea: vossiewulf: Just ask the KGB, the folks that ran the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Staatspolizei of that Godwinning country.

Don't forget Robespierre and the Reign of Terror:
"During 1794, revolutionary France was beset with real or imagined conspiracies by internal and foreign enemies."

I think we all know that Snowball is to blame.


+1 to you, you, and you.
 
2010-03-25 05:54:15 PM
IgG4: Republicans purge last intelligent member of their party over what can only be considered a matter of political correctness. Tsk tsk.

Dear Republicans,

Your "last intelligent member" wrote speeches for George W. Bush. That's just terrible.

-Aden
 
2010-03-25 05:56:25 PM
fark it. That's it, I'm out.
You can have it, Teabaggers. Just take it, have your way with it. I'm done hoping for sanity to return to the Republican party.
 
2010-03-25 05:57:20 PM
Let's not jump to conclusions. He probably just wants to spend more time with his family.
 
2010-03-25 05:57:28 PM
Stolen from another thread:

The guy who wrote economics speeches for George W. Bush is now considered to be not conservative enough for Republicans. Yes, it has come to that.
 
2010-03-25 05:58:11 PM
GOP will eat itself
 
2010-03-25 06:00:27 PM
aden_nak: IgG4: Republicans purge last intelligent member of their party over what can only be considered a matter of political correctness. Tsk tsk.

Dear Republicans,

Your "last intelligent member" wrote speeches for George W. Bush. That's just terrible.

-Aden


Hender: Stolen from another thread:

The guy who wrote economics speeches for George W. Bush is now considered to be not conservative enough for Republicans. Yes, it has come to that.


Or maybe I stole it from this thread. The world may never know. MUAHAHAHAHAHA.
 
2010-03-25 06:00:55 PM
Hender: Stolen from another thread:

The guy who wrote economics speeches for George W. Bush is now considered to be not conservative enough for Republicans. Yes, it has come to that.


Well his claim to fame under bush was "axis of evil", so that would buy him a lot of good will, at least for a while.
 
2010-03-25 06:01:02 PM
the Republican Party really needs to split.

i would listen to the ideas of real, philosophical conservatives, but as long as they have to pander to the White Christian Nationalists it seems impossible for a rational human being to take them seriously.

unless you are filthy rich. then i guess you have to hold your nose and vote Republican.
 
2010-03-25 06:01:03 PM
TheJoeY: fark it. That's it, I'm out.
You can have it, Teabaggers. Just take it, have your way with it. I'm done hoping for sanity to return to the Republican party.


Buddy, it wasn't going to happen anyway. The Republican Party is all asshole. Give it up and accept that you were defeated by some pickup-driving bubbas who can't read.
 
2010-03-25 06:01:20 PM
Diogenes: "...they offered him the chance to continue on at a salary of zero..."

Seems like a fancy way of saying he was fired. Call me crazy.


I was going to say pretty much that myself. Salary of 0. I'd call that fired.

"If you want you can still keep showing up and do your job for free!" -- Uh how about NO.
 
2010-03-25 06:02:18 PM
I have no comment, except I thought the headline was pretty darned funny.

that is all.
 
2010-03-25 06:02:38 PM
[UPDATE: Frum tells Greg Sargent he and AEI parted ways over money, not ideology -- they offered him the chance to continue on at a salary of zero -- and that his criticisms of the Republican Party were "welcomed and celebrated" at the conservative think tank.]

lol

Yeah, they like your ideas so much that they're offering you this opportunity to work for nothing.
 
2010-03-25 06:03:19 PM
tinderboxer: Hender: Stolen from another thread:

The guy who wrote economics speeches for George W. Bush is now considered to be not conservative enough for Republicans. Yes, it has come to that.

Well his claim to fame under bush was "axis of evil", so that would buy him a lot of good will, at least for a while.


Apparently it bought about either years of good will, which probably began eroding around the time he said that Sarah Palin wasn't qualified to be Vice President.

RINO!
 
2010-03-25 06:03:33 PM
This just in: raging neocons are the "sane" ones.
 
2010-03-25 06:03:34 PM
GaryPDX has often predicted that urbanites and minorities would resort to eating each other one day.

Looks like conservative whites have already gotten a head start.
 
2010-03-25 06:03:57 PM
Hender: Apparently it bought about either eight years of good will, which probably began eroding around the time he said that Sarah Palin wasn't qualified to be Vice President.

RINO!


FTFM.
 
2010-03-25 06:05:30 PM
He was a Republican? I couldn't tell from all the sense he was making.
 
2010-03-25 06:06:35 PM
yelmrog: Flatulent_Flea: vossiewulf: Just ask the KGB, the folks that ran the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Staatspolizei of that Godwinning country.

Don't forget Robespierre and the Reign of Terror:
"During 1794, revolutionary France was beset with real or imagined conspiracies by internal and foreign enemies."

I think we all know that Snowball is to blame.


Four legs good, two legs bad.
 
2010-03-25 06:06:43 PM
InmanRoshi: GaryPDX has often predicted that urbanites and minorities would resort to eating each other one day.

Looks like conservative whites have already gotten a head start.


Shiftless minorities always riding on the white man's hard work.
 
2010-03-25 06:06:45 PM
vernonFL: At what point can *I* get a job as a conservative pundit???

They've fired all the halfway intelligent ones, the only ones left are stupid, hysterical, partisan hack trolls.

/and maybe George Will.


Notice that George Will works for ABCNews & WashPo. Not Fox "News". Not AEI. Not any of the other reactionary bastions of idiocy.

That little fact may explain his survival.
 
2010-03-25 06:07:55 PM
from another article:

Since, he is no longer affiliated with AEI, I feel free to say publicly something he told me in private a few months ago. He asked if I had noticed any comments by AEI "scholars" on the subject of health care reform. I said no and he said that was because they had been ordered not to speak to the media because they agreed with too much of what Obama was trying to do.

Link (new window)
 
2010-03-25 06:08:57 PM
whereisian: This just in: raging neocons are the "sane" ones.

Well, to be fair, neocons have been, basically, a foreign-policy movement. They've never been particularly engaged in domestic affairs nor particularly opposed to social justice.
 
2010-03-25 06:09:33 PM
I think Frum is on the side of right here, but that was a complete lack of class to sell ad space in his resignation letter.
 
2010-03-25 06:14:26 PM
moothemagiccow: He was a Republican? I couldn't tell from all the sense he was making.

Yes, the GOP has gone full retard.
 
2010-03-25 06:15:13 PM
eraser8: whereisian: This just in: raging neocons are the "sane" ones.

Well, to be fair, neocons have been, basically, a foreign-policy movement. They've never been particularly engaged in domestic affairs nor particularly opposed to social justice.


He's into deregulation, free market, supply side BS too; all the crap that got us into the financial mess.
 
2010-03-25 06:16:08 PM
Whatever. The GOP need to maintain ideological purity. Once the American public sees the immaculate distillation of God, Commerce and Absolute Morality (for the masses), they will flock to the GOP banner as the One True Party. Onward, Christian Soldiers! For God, Country and Mammon!
 
2010-03-25 06:16:46 PM
Hender: Stolen from another thread:

The guy who wrote economics speeches for George W. Bush is now considered to be not conservative enough for Republicans. Yes, it has come to that.


the insurance mandate republicans used to espouse is now commufascismslavery.

things change.
 
2010-03-25 06:17:06 PM
I really, really, really hate the fact that "thrown under the bus" has become a common phrase. Let's just call it what it is.

Being thrown away like a spanksock.
 
2010-03-25 06:17:19 PM
The more people they kick out of their tent, the bigger it will be. You'll see.
 
2010-03-25 06:20:23 PM
The scary thing about this is we are continuing to see the jettison of the rational members at a steady pace. And with each step of the implosion, the core just gets hotter and hotter...

/kinda enjoyed using that metaphor.
//but who isn't just a little worried what 4/19 might bring?
 
2010-03-25 06:21:43 PM
Wombatzu: from another article:

Since, he is no longer affiliated with AEI, I feel free to say publicly something he told me in private a few months ago. He asked if I had noticed any comments by AEI "scholars" on the subject of health care reform. I said no and he said that was because they had been ordered not to speak to the media because they agreed with too much of what Obama was trying to do.

Link (new window)


Wow. There is fail, and then there is apocalyptic fail. Its always has been apparent that most conservative think tanks were largely pursing evidence for conclusions rather then the other way around. To essentially shutdown your "thinkers" is just wow.
 
2010-03-25 06:21:58 PM
metametameta: The more people they kick out of their tent, the bigger it will be. You'll see.

Well, the bigger it will seem. Wide-open spaces and all. Last guy in the tent will think it's a cavern.
 
2010-03-25 06:23:10 PM
In the far right, to paraphrase NASA's Gene Kranz, Truth is not an option!
 
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