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(Buzzfeed)   Jeb Bush: Reagan and my father would be considered RINOs by today's GOP   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 34
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2012-06-11 09:57:55 AM  
9 votes:
And Bush also blamed President Obama for much of the conflict.

"His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground," he said, arguing that Obama had made a "purely political calculation" to run a sharply partisan administration.


Are you farking kidding me.
2012-06-11 12:47:35 PM  
4 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Nixon would be considered a communist.


Imagine what the modern GOP would say if Fartbongo gave this speech:
"It provides, as you know, for provisions dealing with fuel emissions and also for air quality standards, and it provides for 'the additional enforcement procedures which are absolutely important in this particular area.

How did this come about? It came about by the President proposing. It came about by a bipartisan effort represented by the Senators and Congressmen, who are here today, in acting. Senator Randolph, Senator Cooper, and Congressman Springer represent both parties and both Houses of the Congress.
... I think 1971 will be known as the year of action. And as we look at action, I would suggest that this bill is an indication of what action can be, because if this bill is completely enforced, within 4 years it will mean that the emissions from automobiles which pollute the environment will be reduced by 90 percent."

There wouldn't be enough incorrect spellings available to make the required Tea Party signs. They'd stage indoor Tire Fire protests. The stock price of American Flag Truck NutzTM would rise 450% overnight. They'd dig up photos clearly showing that Balrog Obongo rode in a motor vehicle as a child. They'd push to "teach the controversy" and put Phlogiston theory in textbooks as an alternative to the mainstream MSM media lie-beral theories of combustion.
2012-06-11 09:53:12 AM  
4 votes:
Nixon would be considered a communist.
2012-06-11 03:34:09 PM  
3 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: [media.kansas.com image 323x450]

RINO


Not only would Ike be called a Socialist for proposing the highway system using my tax dollars on roads the POORS might use, he'd be called a Nazi for taking inspiration from the autobahn, and his stance on the military-industrial complex would have him called a Communist sympathizer who wanted to hand over the nation.

But, it wouldn't matter anyway since he'd have lost the primary after the Duck Boat Veterans for Truth suggested that Ike hid in England during the actual D-Day invasion with his "aide" -- another man who took care of his "every need."
2012-06-11 02:41:33 PM  
3 votes:

EnviroDude: Reagan presided when the democrats owned the house and senate.


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Republicans owned the House of Representatives for 6 of Reagan's 8 years. Did you really think you were going to get away with saying obvious bullshiat?
2012-06-11 12:44:44 PM  
3 votes:
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What a RINO may look like
2012-06-11 05:21:04 PM  
2 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Darth_Lukecash: tenpoundsofcheese: kingoomieiii: And Bush also blamed President Obama for much of the conflict.

"His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground," he said, arguing that Obama had made a "purely political calculation" to run a sharply partisan administration.



He called that one right.
He thought he had a mandate so he went with the my way or the highway.
after his shellacking in 2010 he still didn't realize that he needed to reach out and work with the GOP.

You realize that obamacare was actually Bob Doles answer to Hillary's plan?

No. Not true. Besides, remind me, was Dole President?

And that Mitt Romney put that plan in effect while he was Govenor?
No not true. Mitt did not put in place a national program. State rights, how do they work.

You also realized that Obama did agree to many of Republicans demands to avoid shutdown twice?
even a broken clock is right twice a day.

As well as allowing the codification of the Patriot act?
even a broken clock is right twice a day.

It's ONLY the republicans mission to ruin Obama, at the cost of the countries economy, to ensure a one term president?

0bama is ruining himself, he doesn't need help. He explicitly stated that he rather do what HE thinks he should and be a one term President. He just may get his wish.


Dole was a very influential senator who got laws passed. You have not denied its a republican idea. Therefore i won that point.

You do not deny that Mitt helped pass an Obamacare bill. While you are right about difference between State and national levels-there really is no difference in application.(unless the supreme court says otherwise)
Still I win that point as well.

You also conceed that he had agreed with you twice.. More than a broken clock. He's also slowed federal spending.
So far you've agreed on every one of my points.

Obama said he'd do the right thing for the country,even if it cost him base voters. A lot of liberal voters have to put up with some of his decisions.
However the GOP hsve decided to damn the torpedoes and take down the economy just for political gain.

So to recap: you agree with me on all points- yet you are so blinded by you love for all things GOP, you cannot compromise and say so.

You are what is wrong with the nature of politics in America.
2012-06-11 04:44:00 PM  
2 votes:
ghostsofdc.files.wordpress.com
RINO
2012-06-11 04:30:24 PM  
2 votes:
Well I strongly feel that we need to create a RINO party because a lot of folks are moderates that are forced to vote based on wedge issues rather than have actual representation. Let the tea baggers, bible pounders, birthers, and Ayn Rand worshipers keep the GOP.
2012-06-11 04:25:25 PM  
2 votes:
If you wanted to trace the genesis of the hyperpartisan environment and the heightened vitriol in today's politics, you'd have to go all the way back to Florida '00.

Whose administration presided over that godawful disaster of an election again? Oh yeah- Jeb Farking Bush.

Go away, hackish brother of derp. Nobody's buying your brand anymore.
2012-06-11 03:32:36 PM  
2 votes:

kingoomieiii: Uh, no, they had 59 as of Ted Kennedy's death in August 2009. And before that, they didn't have 60 until Al Franken was sworn in JULY 2009. So, a whole month of a filibuster-proof senate.


Which just made assholes like Joe Lieberman and a couple others realize they had ALL the power to extort the democratic caucus for consessions for THEIR states or THEIR agendas so yah, that 60 votes wasn't worth shiat.
2012-06-11 12:41:38 PM  
2 votes:
And yet Jeb is still a member of the party. He will probably grant an endorsement if asked. He is complicit.
2012-06-12 01:40:00 AM  
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: Marcus Aurelius: Nixon would be considered a communist.

Well, he did start the modern police state.


That was J. Edgar Hoover. Nixon is the war criminal.
2012-06-11 06:56:23 PM  
1 votes:
He loses me with the Obama supposedly running a "sharply partisan" first year and his support for the awful Paul Ryan budget.... but the other 2/3 of this are absolutely spot on - and heresy as far as today's republican party goes.

He summed up a lot of why I'm so disappointed that the party I grew up with has devolved in to... this horrible, disgusting, retarded, dysfunctional, corrupt mess.
2012-06-11 05:48:15 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-06-11 05:23:15 PM  
1 votes:
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ORI
2012-06-11 05:10:02 PM  
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Nixon would be considered a communist.


No change there then.

The right wing loonies of his day thought he was a Communist even before he went to China. They thought Eisenhower was a Communist. They really thought JFK was a Communist and prayed daily for his assassination. The difference is that the Loonies are now in charge of the asylum.

You know who else thought Nixon was a Communist mole? Philip K. Dick, the SF writer who gave us the stories which Hollywood turned into Screamers, Total Recall, Bladerunner, etc. True, he had a psychotic episode. But psychosis is psychosis, and ultra right wingers are all psychotic, so it's no wonder if they'll all weave the same crap into their fantasy worlds.

Bush Sr., of course, put his foot in it (his mouth, of course) when he spoke of the New World Order. This is the kind of talk that sets off the Loonies. In this case, not only a lot of right wing conspiracy theorests but Pat Robertson, who wrote a biblically themed conspiracy theory entitled The New World Order. Part of the distrust of Bush is due to the right wingers knowing their dirty laundry (Nazi sympathizers that so many of them are) and partly because Bush, as Ambassador to China and Director of the CIA managed to escape Watergate and to increase the trade ties with Red China, laying the ground for WalMart and GM and Co to sell out America while underselling the competition.

Also, Bush was one of the men who by an executive order under Reagan, took up the job of hiding in undisclosed locations in case the Ruskies attacked and there was a risk of Dan Quayle becoming President. (Google Seymour Hersch). The right wing nutters knew about this "Shadow Government" and worked it into their fantasies and conspiracy theories along with the Bilderbergers, Bohemian Grove, the Trilateral Commission, the Federal Reserve System, fiat currency, the United Nations, and all the other internationalist and "socialist" institutions that the Loonies fear, as well as the panacea they embrace, such as Bimetalism and Gold Buggery.

Bush and Junior were considered liberals by some of the same nutters, and so was Reagan, although there is some truth in that because he was in fact, a liberal until he started making big money in the early to mid-Fifties. He promptly became a California Republican, which is another kind of Looney that finds Commies under every bed or rock.

List of Presidents who were not Commies in the eyes of the Looney Right now in charge of America:

Buchanan.
Wilson (neo-cons only. They rehabilitated him in the 1990s after their Stalinist purge of moderate and liberal Republicans.)
Reagan (Evangelicals and former Democrats only)
Harding (he was too much of a crook and a dumbass to be a Commie. To quote the Freaks in the movie of the same name: One of us! One of us! One of us!)
Hoover (Herbert, not J. Edgar)
FDR (Lord Black of Cross Harbour only--only God knows why)
Ford (too much of a dumbass to be a Commie, but also too much of a dumbass to be legit. Not elected.)
Lincoln is acceptible only North of the Mason Dixon Line of the soul.

In short, the Looney Right are small, bitter, hateful people who don't like anybody, including their own heroes. They may not be the whole rank and file of the Republican Party (which is somewhat Purple out in the country) but they must be managed very carefully, like witch hunters have to be managed very carefully even by the most devout Puritans. They devour their own and will pick their teeth with the bones of your children, no matter how orthodox you might be on all points but the one of conviction against you.
2012-06-11 04:57:19 PM  
1 votes:

Stile4aly: Ambivalence: kingoomieiii: Uh, no, they had 59 as of Ted Kennedy's death in August 2009. And before that, they didn't have 60 until Al Franken was sworn in JULY 2009. So, a whole month of a filibuster-proof senate.

Which just made assholes like Joe Lieberman and a couple others realize they had ALL the power to extort the democratic caucus for consessions for THEIR states or THEIR agendas so yah, that 60 votes wasn't worth shiat.

In strictest terms, the Democrats did indeed have a 60 seat majority for about 3 and a half months between Obama's inauguration and Brown's election. But you're right that Lieberman, Nelson, and others used their Blue Dog position to dilute as much of the agenda as possible, while Obama held out false hope that Republican moderates like Collins and Snowe would play ball with him on at least some votes.


How so? If Franken wasn't seated until July of 2009 and Kennedy died in August of 2009, when was this 3.5 months of a 60-seat majority?
2012-06-11 04:54:51 PM  
1 votes:
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R.I.P. DEAD RINOS
2012-06-11 04:50:54 PM  
1 votes:
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NOIR
2012-06-11 04:43:40 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: "His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground," he said, arguing that Obama had made a "purely political calculation" to run a sharply partisan administration.

Oh fark you, Jeb. It's not Obama's fault your party went full Teabag. The morons on your side were blaming him for everything from the recession to the missing car keys before he even took office.
2012-06-11 04:36:45 PM  
1 votes:
graphics.nytimes.com

RINO
2012-06-11 04:01:27 PM  
1 votes:

Darth_Lukecash: You realize that obamacare was actually Bob Doles answer to Hillary's plan? And that Mitt Romney put that plan in effect while he was Govenor?

You also realized that Obama did agree to many of Republicans demands to avoid shutdown twice? As well as allowing the codification of the Patriot act?

It's ONLY the republicans mission to ruin Obama, at the cost of the countries economy, to ensure a one term president?


you realize who you are responding to?
2012-06-11 03:55:03 PM  
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: kingoomieiii: And Bush also blamed President Obama for much of the conflict.

"His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground," he said, arguing that Obama had made a "purely political calculation" to run a sharply partisan administration.



He called that one right.
He thought he had a mandate so he went with the my way or the highway.
after his shellacking in 2010 he still didn't realize that he needed to reach out and work with the GOP.


You realize that obamacare was actually Bob Doles answer to Hillary's plan? And that Mitt Romney put that plan in effect while he was Govenor?

You also realized that Obama did agree to many of Republicans demands to avoid shutdown twice? As well as allowing the codification of the Patriot act?

It's ONLY the republicans mission to ruin Obama, at the cost of the countries economy, to ensure a one term president?
2012-06-11 03:20:33 PM  
1 votes:
media.kansas.com

RINO
2012-06-11 01:58:22 PM  
1 votes:

EnviroDude: TsarTom: Ummm... Your father *is* considered a RINO by today's GOP.

Reagan, not so much. But yeah, he would be if he rolled around today.

Reagan presided when the democrats owned the house and senate. With the media selling the democrat message on ABC, NBC and CBS, he had to compromise in order to move his agenda ahead.

RINO? No.

Bush, however, would live up to the moniker. His compromise on "Read my lips, no new taxes" gave us the perjurer in chief.


To be completely fair, I too would lie about getting a blow job from a staffer. Most of us would. It's not a question you ask someone in polite company.
2012-06-11 01:48:02 PM  
1 votes:
"His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground," he said, arguing that Obama had made a "purely political calculation" to run a sharply partisan administration.

Obama was practically tripping on his own asshole bending over to accommodate the desires of Republicans.

Also, I see the "accidental poop!" face is a family trait.
2012-06-11 01:31:29 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-06-11 01:20:07 PM  
1 votes:
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7156395/77409809#c77409809" target="_blank">kingoomieiii</a>:</b> <i>Someone with a facebook account respond to this asshole, please.

Greg Nesmith
Didn't the Democrats have 60 seats in the US Senate from January 2009 until Scott Brown's election in 2010? How do you filibuster with 40 seats? You need have your facts straight before you start calling people liars.

Uh, no, they had 59 as of Ted Kennedy's death in August 2009. And before that, they didn't have 60 until Al Franken was sworn in JULY 2009. So, a whole month of a filibuster-proof senate.</i>

They never had it. Lieberman was a "Democrat" like I'm a "Republican."
2012-06-11 01:05:48 PM  
1 votes:

FishyFred: And yet Jeb is still a member of the party. He will probably grant an endorsement if asked. He is complicit.


Does Jeb realize that parties change over time?
Must be shocking to realize that your party has been courting the retard vote for decades and then to wake up one day and learn that you are out-numbered.
2012-06-11 12:54:16 PM  
1 votes:
Boner and the Turtle would not be a good name for a rock band.
2012-06-11 12:43:05 PM  
1 votes:
Not the imaginary Reagan they've conjured up, who knocked down the Berlin Wall by just flexing in front of it and kickboxed Commies in the Rose Garden while singing God Bless America.
2012-06-11 11:19:50 AM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Obvious tag out registering as a Democrat?


You mean it's dead? Uh-hyuck hyuck
2012-06-11 10:03:03 AM  
1 votes:
Someone with a facebook account respond to this asshole, please.

Greg Nesmith
Didn't the Democrats have 60 seats in the US Senate from January 2009 until Scott Brown's election in 2010? How do you filibuster with 40 seats? You need have your facts straight before you start calling people liars.


Uh, no, they had 59 as of Ted Kennedy's death in August 2009. And before that, they didn't have 60 until Al Franken was sworn in JULY 2009. So, a whole month of a filibuster-proof senate.
 
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