If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Talking Points Memo)   Michael Steele tells reporters the Republican primary is "going exactly as planned." Then he adjusted his monocle, stroked his white cat, and went back to studying his volcano map   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 82
    More: Followup, Republican Primaries, Republican, GOP, negative campaigning, war chest, Talking Points Memo, New York Sun., cats  
•       •       •

1196 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Feb 2012 at 4:25 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



82 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-02-29 02:15:53 PM
You'll notice he didn't specify WHOSE plan, exactly.
 
2012-02-29 02:16:09 PM
efforts by the RNC to extend the race and spread out its major contests over a longer period

Well, they've got a point. Spreading out the contest and making it so that more states feel relevant in the choosing process is good for a political party. It shines a focus on your party's candidates and their ideas.

And for the GOP...therein lies the real problem. Their candidates are awful and nearly all of their ideas are just horrible.
 
2012-02-29 02:18:38 PM

MaxxLarge: You'll notice he didn't specify WHOSE plan, exactly.


Descartes' "Evil Genius" is my guess.
 
2012-02-29 02:19:34 PM
Chaos is a kind of a plan.

/If you buy one of those super villain volcano hideaway islands does the volcanic cliff side carved into a massive skull come with or do you have to pay extra for that?
//Always wondered.
///Have any Farkers considering a future in Super villainry looked into this?
 
2012-02-29 02:24:48 PM
I am constantly disappointed that these links go to that muppet looking republican dude and not the bass player from the Bangles.

www.thebangles.org
 
2012-02-29 02:57:13 PM
You planned this?

/you guys are more farked up than I thought
 
2012-02-29 03:11:46 PM
i236.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-29 03:29:38 PM
Imagine what would be happening if the plan had gone off the rails.
 
2012-02-29 03:53:21 PM
When it comes time for the Democrats to field a group of presidential candidates they should tip the scales back by putting up Cornel West, Michael Parenti, Sean Penn, Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters and Ted Turner. Then maybe Republicans will understand why we get such a kick out of their debates.
 
2012-02-29 04:00:19 PM
Oh, you planned to split the Republican party in two. K.
 
2012-02-29 04:06:09 PM
"The Death Star imagery I think is very appropriate here since it is sort of taking out that moon and then that planet to clear a pathway to the nomination."

The RNC might have more success if they were marketing towards adult humans rather than Ewoks ...

i188.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-29 04:13:10 PM

CitizenTed: When it comes time for the Democrats to field a group of presidential candidates they should tip the scales back by putting up Cornel West, Michael Parenti, Sean Penn, Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters and Ted Turner. Then maybe Republicans will understand why we get such a kick out of their debates.


Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Maxine Waters, Alan Grayson and Michael Moore would be kinda equivalent, but even those people would not be as nuts.
 
2012-02-29 04:23:13 PM
The Republican voters are one giant pool of game testers. They sent a massive bug to the devs, the kind that crashes the system and you have to start from scratch, and Michael Steele rejected stating "working as intended".

Pretty sure this is going to be waived as a feature.
 
2012-02-29 04:26:54 PM

MaxxLarge: You'll notice he didn't specify WHOSE plan, exactly.


Steele is a secret Obama supporter!
 
2012-02-29 04:27:01 PM
Like when McCain said, "we have 'em right where we want 'em", and was resoundingly defeated later on.
 
2012-02-29 04:28:09 PM

CitizenTed: When it comes time for the Democrats to field a group of presidential candidates they should tip the scales back by putting up Cornel West, Michael Parenti, Sean Penn, Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters and Ted Turner. Then maybe Republicans will understand why we get such a kick out of their debates.


I don't even think that would work. I think you need some random Kennedy as the Romney candidate, William Jefferson as the Newt Gingrich candidate, Cynthia McKinney to play Frothy, and Denis Kuchinich as RONPAUL
 
2012-02-29 04:29:10 PM
To be fair, this is about the level of planning that Steele showed himself to be capable of when he was at the RNC.
 
2012-02-29 04:29:31 PM

Elandriel: The Republican voters are one giant pool of game testers. They sent a massive bug to the devs, the kind that crashes the system and you have to start from scratch, and Michael Steele rejected stating "working as intended".

Pretty sure this is going to be waived as a feature.


Well, it is, kinda. It highlights the fact that the modern GOP is completely bonkers, and people are really starting to come around to the fact that today's GOP is nothing like the GOP of even 30 years ago. So in the end, if all goes well, the GOP will have a massive upheaval and will get back to some semblance of rationality.
 
2012-02-29 04:30:41 PM

Jake Havechek: Like when McCain said, "we have 'em right where we want 'em", and was resoundingly defeated later on.


I don't like presuming anything. I'm a beaten down realist, anymore.
 
2012-02-29 04:31:41 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com

blogs.reuters.com
 
2012-02-29 04:32:04 PM
www.mediaite.com
 
2012-02-29 04:32:25 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: You planned this?

/you guys are more farked up than I thought


Totally read that in Carrie Fisher's voice.
 
2012-02-29 04:32:42 PM
New RNC Chairman:

bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2012-02-29 04:33:39 PM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-02-29 04:35:24 PM

Lando Lincoln: that today's


Given the stories at Trenches whereby waiving bugs as features / rejecting as "works as intended" tends to annihilate the companies responsible, I think this could be a good thing.
 
2012-02-29 04:36:18 PM
Okay, I'll bite, I don't get the reference. I keep thinking inspector gadget but that's not it.
 
2012-02-29 04:38:02 PM
obviously Mr. Steele hasn't been watching the circus.
 
2012-02-29 04:38:12 PM
img.rp.vhd.me
"You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment."
 
2012-02-29 04:39:16 PM

Therion: Ewoks


Thanks for the nightmares. No, really. Thanks.

/God damn you.
 
2012-02-29 04:39:45 PM
Comparing the GOP front runner to Darth Vader is a great way to show support for Romney.
 
2012-02-29 04:40:13 PM
encrypted-tbn1.google.com

Maybe he could give Mitt some lessons in being approachable, the interns seem to be having actual fun with him.
 
2012-02-29 04:41:32 PM
We've fielded a team everyone hates
Forced them to attack each other like pit bulls
Thereby exposed all of their problems that weren't immediately apparent
Alienated large classes of minority voters.
and lost millions of women voters
Things are going exactly as planned
shalomrav.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-29 04:42:36 PM
The Republicans can't nominate anyone from Congress in these expanded primaries, because they've all voted for too many things not to provide ammo to their opponents. You can just pick out any random bill and make it seem bad or good in an ad, so they're all out. Then, you can't have a Governor who put in any major reforms in place, because the ones based on Republican ideology either end up in disaster if they don't work or get co-opted by Democrats if they do work. Either way it won't fly in a primary.

This would be my plan if I was running their party and had to deal with this primary system. I would take a state politician at the level of board of supervisors/city council of a big city that was relatively new and young. They couldn't have any real record on social issues at all. They would also have to be good looking and a good public speaker. Then you pump money into their gubernatorial campaign and hope they can take it. Then, you coordinate with everyone in that state's congress to not propose any social agenda legislation whatsoever while your candidate is governor. Then you have them run for President in their first term with absolutely no record on really anything, if you can help it. You would probably have to have them pass a small tax cut right before you announce. It would take 10 years and could fall apart in any number of ways, but it's better than anybody they have in the wings.
 
2012-02-29 04:43:03 PM
Michael Steele should probably shut the Fark up, as he is clearly out of his element.
 
2012-02-29 04:47:16 PM
Sometimes he can be very intelligent and well spoken. This is not one of those times.
 
2012-02-29 04:48:19 PM
If by "exactly as planned"
He means " I think we're farked"

then yeah Mr. Steele , things are going "exactly as planned"



//Oh and by the way please tell Rick Santorum to keep using the phrase "phony theology" instead of the proper terminology for things like "Environmental Policy" - ha ha ha ha laughing all the way to the whitehouse... wooot - Republicans are right proper farked now aren't they !
 
2012-02-29 04:49:56 PM
farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2012-02-29 04:50:09 PM
So Bachmann leading the polls, then fading away, then Cain leading the polls, then fading away, then Perry leading the polls, then fading away, then Gingrich leading the polls, then fading away, then Santorum leading in the polls, now fading away... was all part of the plan??
 
2012-02-29 04:53:14 PM
www.thedailybeast.com
That's flibiburous!
 
2012-02-29 04:55:27 PM
I wonder if it was part of the plan to have Republican leaders step up to defend the President when Rick Santorum called him a snob for wanting more people to go to college to have them "indoctrinated into liberalism by liberal universities... "


Rick Santorum's 'Snob' Lob Against Obama Brings GOP Governors To President's Defense (new window)
 
2012-02-29 04:55:45 PM

Lord_Baull: So Bachmann leading the polls, then fading away, then Cain leading the polls, then fading away, then Perry leading the polls, then fading away, then Gingrich leading the polls, then fading away, then Santorum leading in the polls, now fading away... was all part of the plan??


It could be, so the base eventually have to accept Romney come election time, having tried every goddamn person else.
 
2012-02-29 04:56:55 PM

Aarontology: Imagine what would be happening if the plan had gone off the rails.


I'm trying to come up with a worse-case scenario -- the kind of nomination process that no party would want to endure -- and honestly I can't think of anything more comically disastrous than what they've got right now.
 
2012-02-29 04:57:47 PM
There's something to be said for the "battle tested" theory.

Obama and Hillary went at it pretty hard in the primaries. She received some good polling until he ultimately finished on top. He did allow her to save face.
 
2012-02-29 04:59:56 PM

lennavan: Okay, I'll bite, I don't get the reference. I keep thinking inspector gadget but that's not it.


From the bit about stroking a white cat while studying a volcano map I presume the refernce is to Blofeld, from James Bond, although I don't remember a monocle, so maybe I am getting the wrong reference. Maybe it is from one of the many homages/riffs based on his character in which a monocle is added. Or maybe someone mistook the scar on Donald Pleasance's version as a monocle?
 
2012-02-29 05:01:21 PM

Cletus C.: Obama and Hillary went at it pretty hard in the primaries. She received some good polling until he ultimately finished on top. He did allow her to save face.


fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap ...
 
2012-02-29 05:01:59 PM

lennavan: Okay, I'll bite, I don't get the reference. I keep thinking inspector gadget but that's not it.


Link (new window)
 
2012-02-29 05:02:34 PM

xria: From the bit about stroking a white cat while studying a volcano map I presume the refernce is to Blofeld


Oh, the volcano map was what kept screwing me up. He had a lair in a volcano but I dont remember a map.
 
2012-02-29 05:04:24 PM

Jake Havechek: Like when McCain said, "we have 'em right where we want 'em", and was resoundingly defeated later on.


I think he was referring to his running mate's sweater puppies
 
2012-02-29 05:05:23 PM

SnakeLee: The Republicans can't nominate anyone from Congress in these expanded primaries, because they've all voted for too many things not to provide ammo to their opponents. You can just pick out any random bill and make it seem bad or good in an ad, so they're all out. Then, you can't have a Governor who put in any major reforms in place, because the ones based on Republican ideology either end up in disaster if they don't work or get co-opted by Democrats if they do work. Either way it won't fly in a primary.

This would be my plan if I was running their party and had to deal with this primary system. I would take a state politician at the level of board of supervisors/city council of a big city that was relatively new and young. They couldn't have any real record on social issues at all. They would also have to be good looking and a good public speaker. Then you pump money into their gubernatorial campaign and hope they can take it. Then, you coordinate with everyone in that state's congress to not propose any social agenda legislation whatsoever while your candidate is governor. Then you have them run for President in their first term with absolutely no record on really anything, if you can help it. You would probably have to have them pass a small tax cut right before you announce. It would take 10 years and could fall apart in any number of ways, but it's better than anybody they have in the wings.


Or they could tell that loud, frothing, racist, angry, uneducated, fervent, reactionary, vocal, uncompromising, partisan, xenophobic, overly religious and ignorant faction of their base to f*ck off, then try to embrace moderates by offering real solutions through compromise and big-tent ideas.
 
2012-02-29 05:07:11 PM

Lord_Baull: So Bachmann leading the polls, then fading away, then Cain leading the polls, then fading away, then Perry leading the polls, then fading away, then Gingrich leading the polls, then fading away, then Santorum leading in the polls, now fading away... was all part of the plan??


Maybe the plan is to make Obama overconfident due to the weak apparent field who can't survive more than a couple of weeks scrutiny before their support implodes due to all the bizarre and extreme positions they stake out, meanwhile the survivor Romney now has a bank of clips of himself supporting and opposing every possible policy position, so when Obama tries to undermine Romney's support by pointing out his support/opposition of any policy, the media can be saturated pointing out that Obama is wrong. Seems foolproof to me...
 
Displayed 50 of 82 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report