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(The Daily Show)   "What the Republican National Committee did to Ron Paul was the height of rudeness and stupidity" says noted RINO and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele   (thedailyshow.com) divider line 110
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2012-09-01 08:19:39 AM
The republicans are basically like a really biatchy popular teenage girl. They tell lies about the people the don't like (sometimes that they do like), and treat the people that are supposedly their 'friends' like shiat too. It doesn't matter though cause half the people will be like 'oh she is so cool, yeah we are buddies I am her friend". She will run for student council and say things like 'Our school lunches are not tasty, I will get us pizza day!", "I will get us more days off", and other shiat she has no power or ability to control. But it won't matter, she will get voted in because enough people want to be her friend and think then they will be popular too.
 
2012-09-01 09:17:38 AM

NickelP: The republicans are basically like a really biatchy popular teenage girl. They tell lies about the people the don't like (sometimes that they do like), and treat the people that are supposedly their 'friends' like shiat too. It doesn't matter though cause half the people will be like 'oh she is so cool, yeah we are buddies I am her friend". She will run for student council and say things like 'Our school lunches are not tasty, I will get us pizza day!", "I will get us more days off", and other shiat she has no power or ability to control. But it won't matter, she will get voted in because enough people want to be her friend and think then they will be popular too.


Wow, that's one of the best descriptions of the modern Republican Party and its voters that I've seen.
 
2012-09-01 09:33:05 AM

WorldCitizen: NickelP: The republicans are basically like a really biatchy popular teenage girl. They tell lies about the people the don't like (sometimes that they do like), and treat the people that are supposedly their 'friends' like shiat too. It doesn't matter though cause half the people will be like 'oh she is so cool, yeah we are buddies I am her friend". She will run for student council and say things like 'Our school lunches are not tasty, I will get us pizza day!", "I will get us more days off", and other shiat she has no power or ability to control. But it won't matter, she will get voted in because enough people want to be her friend and think then they will be popular too.

Wow, that's one of the best descriptions of the modern Republican Party and its voters that I've seen.


Thanks. I wish Fark had a revise button (or I previewed it). I could of made that point much better and now I will most likely have 5 posts saying I am an idiot who can't spell or use correct grammar.
 
2012-09-01 09:35:34 AM

NickelP: The republicans are basically like a really biatchy popular teenage girl. They tell lies about the people the don't like (sometimes that they do like), and treat the people that are supposedly their 'friends' like shiat too. It doesn't matter though cause half the people will be like 'oh she is so cool, yeah we are buddies I am her friend". She will run for student council and say things like 'Our school lunches are not tasty, I will get us pizza day!", "I will get us more days off", and other shiat she has no power or ability to control. But it won't matter, she will get voted in because enough people want to be her friend and think then they will be popular too.


I was thinking they were more like the retarded guy that doesn't know he's retarded. He's been mainstreamed, so he sits in the regular classes, but he doesn't really know what's going on. The other 'tards look up to him because they think he's normal. But, he's not. He's retarded.
 
2012-09-01 09:39:50 AM

NickelP: The republicans are basically like a really biatchy popular teenage girl. They tell lies about the people the don't like (sometimes that they do like), and treat the people that are supposedly their 'friends' like shiat too. It doesn't matter though cause half the people will be like 'oh she is so cool, yeah we are buddies I am her friend". She will run for student council and say things like 'Our school lunches are not tasty, I will get us pizza day!", "I will get us more days off", and other shiat she has no power or ability to control. But it won't matter, she will get voted in because enough people want to be her friend and think then they will be popular too.


Stop hating on the girls. That's the Republicans' job.
 
2012-09-01 09:44:20 AM
"the book's gonna be good."

i'll bet.
 
2012-09-01 09:47:32 AM

magores: NickelP: The republicans are basically like a really biatchy popular teenage girl. They tell lies about the people the don't like (sometimes that they do like), and treat the people that are supposedly their 'friends' like shiat too. It doesn't matter though cause half the people will be like 'oh she is so cool, yeah we are buddies I am her friend". She will run for student council and say things like 'Our school lunches are not tasty, I will get us pizza day!", "I will get us more days off", and other shiat she has no power or ability to control. But it won't matter, she will get voted in because enough people want to be her friend and think then they will be popular too.

I was thinking they were more like the retarded guy that doesn't know he's retarded. He's been mainstreamed, so he sits in the regular classes, but he doesn't really know what's going on. The other 'tards look up to him because they think he's normal. But, he's not. He's retarded.


I was thinking that the difference between conservatives (current breed) and liberals is that liberals think problems can be fixed if we work together. Conservatives believe that we can't fix anything and the only hope is to pray for salvation while they horde whatever resources they can get to hold them over until the angels show up.
 
2012-09-01 09:54:09 AM
However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC.
 
2012-09-01 10:06:04 AM
The Daily Show may not always be the most exciting thing to watch but holy shiat do they bring their A-game for stuff like this.
 
2012-09-01 10:10:18 AM
Steele does make one good point: between now and the election, we're going to need both sides to tell us what they're going to do on the revenue side and on the spending side. This means someone is going to have to corner Paul Ryan and ask him, exactly what are those nameless "loopholes" you're going to close to make up for the massive revenue loss? Whose ox is being gored? Are you going to take away the mortgage interest deduction, deferral of overseas profits, part of the charitable deduction, R&D tax credits or what? And how do you propose to balance the budget on non-military discretionary spending while keeping all military spending sacrosanct? We have to force him to answer that question and not change the subject.
 
2012-09-01 10:12:47 AM

NickelP:

Thanks. I wish Fark had a revise button (or I previewed it). I could of have made that point much better and now I will most likely have 5 posts saying I am an idiot who can't spell or use correct grammar.


FTFY
 
2012-09-01 10:15:47 AM

Super Chronic: Steele does make one good point: between now and the election, we're going to need both sides to tell us what they're going to do on the revenue side and on the spending side. This means someone is going to have to corner Paul Ryan and ask him, exactly what are those nameless "loopholes" you're going to close to make up for the massive revenue loss? Whose ox is being gored? Are you going to take away the mortgage interest deduction, deferral of overseas profits, part of the charitable deduction, R&D tax credits or what? And how do you propose to balance the budget on non-military discretionary spending while keeping all military spending sacrosanct? We have to force him to answer that question and not change the subject.


Good luck with that. I don't see it happening. The Republicans aren't going to want to be forced to say anything this election cycle other than Obama is bad, America is good, Republicans want a return to the Good America, and USA!USA!USA!USA!USA! (maybe throwing in some abortions are bad, so are gays, and guns are good for some applause lines, but I bet they even try to avoid a lot of that going into the general).
 
2012-09-01 10:17:03 AM
I'm sorry but I looked everywhere for a simple explanation of what happened at the RNC with Ron Paul and I still can't find it. Was it that Ron Paul was trying to get listed as a Republican Nominee and needed five states to nominate him, and Maine was not allowed to be the fifth state because of a sudden rule change?
 
2012-09-01 10:18:38 AM
mat catastrophe

However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC


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Why should one be concerned that the majority of delegates voted to adopt the rule as stated?

Point called, he said he misses you as well.
 
2012-09-01 10:23:53 AM

Super Chronic: Steele does make one good point: between now and the election, we're going to need both sides to tell us what they're going to do on the revenue side and on the spending side. This means someone is going to have to corner Paul Ryan and ask him, exactly what are those nameless "loopholes" you're going to close to make up for the massive revenue loss? Whose ox is being gored? Are you going to take away the mortgage interest deduction, deferral of overseas profits, part of the charitable deduction, R&D tax credits or what? And how do you propose to balance the budget on non-military discretionary spending while keeping all military spending sacrosanct? We have to force him to answer that question and not change the subject.


Agree, but let's not rely on the news media to do their goddamn jobs and actually hold these assholes accountable for the garbage they're spewing.

This is why I think the debates are going to be damn interesting. Romney and Ryan have ran on so many blatant lies and obfuscations that they've backed themselves into a corner, and it's hard to think Obama and Biden are not going to take them to task on them. Granted, I don't think this is going to sway many voters, but the voters that it does sway are crucial.

Considering even after Romney's VP pick and the GOP convention the numbers remain relatively the same, I think what we have here is sort of a last stand in which the reasonable and sane, a lot of which do not necessarily like Obama but are put off by the GOP's scorched earth policies, are flat-out trying to out-vote the retard brigade.

It truly is a litmus test for the character of our nation, and our ability to be sensible.
 
2012-09-01 10:25:21 AM

mat catastrophe: However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC.


That was disturbing.
Any FARK Independents want to clarify how this isn't a big deal?
 
2012-09-01 10:25:33 AM

mat catastrophe: However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC.


It's almost sad that the delegates from the various states still think they have a say in the party's platform and choice of candidates. The decision had already been made. Their role, and the role of the Republican base, is simply to fall in line and do as their told.

/cue bsab
 
2012-09-01 10:28:40 AM

NickelP: The republicans are basically like a really biatchy popular teenage girl. They tell lies about the people the don't like (sometimes that they do like), and treat the people that are supposedly their 'friends' like shiat too. It doesn't matter though cause half the people will be like 'oh she is so cool, yeah we are buddies I am her friend". She will run for student council and say things like 'Our school lunches are not tasty, I will get us pizza day!", "I will get us more days off", and other shiat she has no power or ability to control. But it won't matter, she will get voted in because enough people want to be her friend and think then they will be popular too.


You're an idiot who can't spell or use correct grammar. You could of made that point much better
 
2012-09-01 10:29:22 AM

steerforth: Stop hating on the girls. That's the Republicans' job.


Indeed, the original post about teenagers is a better description of grown men and sports teams. Also, sociologists have demonstrated that the most conformist group of humans is 18 year old men (hence they are such good candidates for military boot camp).
 
2012-09-01 10:30:23 AM

Muta: You could of made that point much better


Damnit HAVE! Could HAVE .

Better get ready for the fark ass-raping.
 
2012-09-01 10:31:08 AM

Zerochance: Agree, but let's not rely on the news media to do their goddamn jobs and actually hold these assholes accountable for the garbage they're spewing.

This is why I think the debates are going to be damn interesting. Romney and Ryan have ran on so many blatant lies and obfuscations that they've backed themselves into a corner, and it's hard to think Obama and Biden are not going to take them to task on them. Granted, I don't think this is going to sway many voters, but the voters that it does sway are crucial.

Considering even after Romney's VP pick and the GOP convention the numbers remain relatively the same, I think what we have here is sort of a last stand in which the reasonable and sane, a lot of which do not necessarily like Obama but are put off by the GOP's scorched earth policies, are flat-out trying to out-vote the retard brigade.

It truly is a litmus test for the character of our nation, and our ability to be sensible.


The Republicans are constantly running on their perceived strength of their moral values. Apparently, telling the truth is no longer a moral value. Lying, character assassination, and grabs of power at any cost to character are now, apparently, the height of Republican morality.
 
2012-09-01 10:32:36 AM

Free Radical: mat catastrophe: However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC.

That was disturbing.
Any FARK Independents want to clarify how this isn't a big deal?


"Well, you see, the Republican Party has the right to alter the rules regarding delega.."
"USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!"
 
2012-09-01 10:33:19 AM

Muta: Muta: You could of made that point much better

Damnit HAVE! Could HAVE .

Better get ready for the fark ass-raping.


You stay right there. I need to run upstairs and get my hot pepper, mini-razor studded condom.
 
2012-09-01 10:35:43 AM

jpo2269: mat catastrophe

However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC


[2.bp.blogspot.com image 375x500]

Why should one be concerned that the majority of delegates voted to adopt the rule as stated?

Point called, he said he misses you as well.


You didn't pay attention to the video, did you?

The entire vote was scripted. Some reporters on the floor have stated that Rinsed Penis ignored very loud shouts for point or order and that the actual voice vote on the motion was quite obviously in the negative.

Granted, a lot of this is coming from obviously pro-Paul sites and has, AFAIK, not even been mentioned in the "lamestream media", as the kids say....

But, it's also not been specifically denied by anyone, either.
 
2012-09-01 10:38:33 AM

Free Radical: mat catastrophe: However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC.

That was disturbing.
Any FARK Independents want to clarify how this isn't a big deal?


Seriously. Why isn't this getting more attention?
 
2012-09-01 10:43:03 AM

mat catastrophe: jpo2269: mat catastrophe

However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC


[2.bp.blogspot.com image 375x500]

Why should one be concerned that the majority of delegates voted to adopt the rule as stated?

Point called, he said he misses you as well.

You didn't pay attention to the video, did you?

The entire vote was scripted. Some reporters on the floor have stated that Rinsed Penis ignored very loud shouts for point or order and that the actual voice vote on the motion was quite obviously in the negative.

Granted, a lot of this is coming from obviously pro-Paul sites and has, AFAIK, not even been mentioned in the "lamestream media", as the kids say....

But, it's also not been specifically denied by anyone, either.


Someone over at Freeperville claimed to have access to photos of the teleprompter which had the votes pre-written before they were 'officially' taken, which is what caused the drama. That, and RMoney and company's change in procedure, which they were afraid had ominous implications for 2016, which is what Sarah Palin was biatching about.. the biatching which led to the canceling of her interviews on Fox the day after. At least, that's how I heard it, so the above is a very garbled point. But you're right. That's the main thing: the possibility it was scripted.

I didn't understand how Clint Eastwood's speech wasn't vetted, but Ron Paul had to have his gone through with a fine tooth comb.
 
2012-09-01 10:43:24 AM

mat catastrophe: You didn't pay attention to the video, did you?

The entire vote was scripted. Some reporters on the floor have stated that Rinsed Penis ignored very loud shouts for point or order and that the actual voice vote on the motion was quite obviously in the negative.

Granted, a lot of this is coming from obviously pro-Paul sites and has, AFAIK, not even been mentioned in the "lamestream media", as the kids say....

But, it's also not been specifically denied by anyone, either.


The problem the Paul people have is that, apart from them, no one cares. If they don't like the rule change then they can leave the party.
 
2012-09-01 10:43:28 AM

WorldCitizen: The Republicans are constantly running on their perceived strength of their moral values. Apparently, telling the truth is no longer a moral value. Lying, character assassination, and grabs of power at any cost to character are now, apparently, the height of Republican morality.


Hey, I actually expect character assassination and grabs of power in politics, particularly in a presidential election. What is definitely appalling is this ridiculously pussified approach to bending the truth Romney and Ryan are going with. They lie on the dumbest, most easily verifiable shiat, then complain about persecution when fact checkers (even within their own goddamn party) call them out on it.

This is just bullshiatting on a whole other level. It's beyond practical, or hell, even understandable. It's pathological. It's like they created this entirely different reality and just can't stop feeding into it and expanding on it.
 
2012-09-01 10:43:56 AM

mat catastrophe

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2012-09-01 10:35:43 AM

jpo2269: mat catastrophe

However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC


[2.bp.blogspot.com image 375x500]

Why should one be concerned that the majority of delegates voted to adopt the rule as stated?

Point called, he said he misses you as well.

You didn't pay attention to the video, did you?

The entire vote was scripted. Some reporters on the floor have stated that Rinsed Penis ignored very loud shouts for point or order and that the actual voice vote on the motion was quite obviously in the negative.

Granted, a lot of this is coming from obviously pro-Paul sites and has, AFAIK, not even been mentioned in the "lamestream media", as the kids say....

But, it's also not been specifically denied by anyone, either.


I did pay attention to the video, the whole time asking myself, "what am I supposed to be upset about?" As for the vote, it was most definately in favor of adoption, it wasn't even close.

This is an example of why participation trophies are a bad idea. Just because you get one doesn't mean that somehow you won the league. The simple fact of the matter is this, Ron Paul did not win a single primary, or caucus, not a single one, yet he and his deluded followers somehow think they should be the nominee. Primaries do not work that way, no matter how much some whine and cry about it.
 
2012-09-01 10:44:09 AM

dodecahedron: Free Radical: mat catastrophe: However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC.

That was disturbing.
Any FARK Independents want to clarify how this isn't a big deal?

Seriously. Why isn't this getting more attention?


The Lamestream Media? It was all up on Freeperville when it happened. Who knows, though.
 
2012-09-01 10:44:18 AM

jpo2269: Why should one be concerned that the majority of delegates voted to adopt the rule as stated?Point called, he said he misses you as well.


The point, which I respectfully submit you yourself may not be grasping as firmly as you believe you are, is that "In the opinion of the Chair, the 'ayes' have it" was scrolling up on the prompter even before anyone had said "no," leading to the logical conclusion that the decision was preordained and the "vote" was a meaningless bit of sham theatre. Cute puppy picture, though.
 
2012-09-01 10:44:56 AM

dodecahedron: Any FARK Independents want to clarify how this isn't a big deal?

Seriously. Why isn't this getting more attention?


It is a change to an obscure rule that no one cares about.
 
2012-09-01 10:45:40 AM
Oh please.

Michael Steele is the biggest opportunist who will say anything to stay in the news cycle. If Mitt Romney called him up this morning and offered him a job as dog catcher in his administration if he barracked on those remarks, by this afternoon Steele would be calling Paul worse than Hitler.
 
2012-09-01 10:48:17 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: I didn't understand how Clint Eastwood's speech wasn't vetted, but Ron Paul had to have his gone through with a fine tooth comb.


I just think Clint's appearance was meant to be symbolic; mainly to get the hawks all riled up and hard before Mittens, and didn't expect the guy to actually try to be substantial. This is the Romney campaign, after all, so it's probably likely they had no goddamn idea what exactly Clint was meaning to do.

RON PAUL on the other hand, has a tendency to say things the Republican party is not to keen on, like abiding by the golden rule and cutting back on defense spending, so no wonder they did their damnedest to give him a short leash. Surprised he agreed to do it.
 
2012-09-01 10:49:49 AM

Muta: dodecahedron: Any FARK Independents want to clarify how this isn't a big deal?

Seriously. Why isn't this getting more attention?

It is a change to an obscure rule that no one cares about.


While I guess I can sorta understand the outrage, honestly, would it really matter?
Would all the procedure-ing in the world have changed the outcome (Mitt Romney nominated) in the slightest?
 
2012-09-01 10:49:57 AM
Ron Paul supporters didn't really think they would get to play with the big boys, did they?
 
2012-09-01 10:51:40 AM

jpo2269: mat catastrophe:

Granted, a lot of this is coming from obviously pro-Paul sites and has, AFAIK, not even been mentioned in the "lamestream media", as the kids say....

But, it's also not been specifically denied by anyone, either.

I did pay attention to the video, the whole time asking myself, "what am I supposed to be upset about?" As for the vote, it was most definately in favor of adoption, it wasn't even close.

This is an example of why participation trophies are a bad idea. Just because you get one doesn't mean that somehow you won the league. The simple fact of the matter is this, Ron Paul did not win a single primary, or caucus, not a single one, yet he and his deluded followers somehow think they should be the nominee. Primaries do not work that way, no matter how much some whine and cry about it.


Everybody's supporters believe they should be the nominee. Fixing the scorecard is still suspicious.

Dude, people have a right to be fairly represented. Even the so-called 'fringe'. Never just the anointed. Remember when some libs got upset because Kucinich wasn't allowed up on stage during the debates in late 2007? Would that just have been a 'participation trophy' if he had been allowed?

If Michael Steele says Ron Paul was not treated fairly, then he was not treated fairly.

You already got Hucklebee spilling the beans about what was happening with the e-GOP and Akin, and people rolling their eyes, until Rove made his ghastly murder threat ha-ha. Hate Akin or Hate Akin, there were ways to deal with the Akin situation, and Hucklebee spoke out about it.
 
2012-09-01 10:53:36 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Ron Paul supporters didn't really think they would get to play with the big boys, did they?


Funny thing, Michael Steel is on the outside looking in at this point. No way in hell Paul's gonna have a seat at the table.

/the Republican party has changed for the uglier lately
 
2012-09-01 10:54:27 AM

thornhill: Oh please.

Michael Steele is the biggest opportunist who will say anything to stay in the news cycle. If Mitt Romney called him up this morning and offered him a job as dog catcher in his administration if he barracked on those remarks, by this afternoon Steele would be calling Paul worse than Hitler.


And Hillary Clinton not only offered her support of Obama, but accepted the position of Secretary of State. That's politics.
 
2012-09-01 10:56:16 AM

Muta: Muta: You could of made that point much better

Damnit HAVE! Could HAVE .

Better get ready for the fark ass-raping.


Had you not posted that, I suspect most people would of* assumed that you were being ironic**.

*have
**sarcastic
 
2012-09-01 11:01:43 AM

The Bestest: Would all the procedure-ing in the world have changed the outcome (Mitt Romney nominated) in the slightest?


If the rule change makes it harder for the Crazies to run in 2016 then I'll be upset.
 
2012-09-01 11:05:02 AM

Muta: The Bestest: Would all the procedure-ing in the world have changed the outcome (Mitt Romney nominated) in the slightest?

If the rule change makes it harder for the Crazies to run in 2016 then I'll be upset.


I think I may be misunderstanding it, but isn't the rule change related to who can vote for the party platform? IE you have to be a delegate for the nominee to have a say in the official platform?

/may be off on this, being outraged about the republicans internal rules is like being outraged about how the druggies down the street decide who's turn it is to suck dick for their fix.
 
2012-09-01 11:10:27 AM

The Bestest: Would all the procedure-ing in the world have changed the outcome (Mitt Romney nominated) in the slightest?


Doubtful, but I honestly don't think this was about this election at all. Sort of a preemptive strike against the coming insanity. 2016 and beyond will be filled with ignorant inbred teabaggers trying to get elected President. I think that's what this was about. And IMO it was a smart move for the GOP.
 
2012-09-01 11:13:04 AM

draa: The Bestest: Would all the procedure-ing in the world have changed the outcome (Mitt Romney nominated) in the slightest?

Doubtful, but I honestly don't think this was about this election at all. Sort of a preemptive strike against the coming insanity. 2016 and beyond will be filled with ignorant inbred teabaggers trying to get elected President. I think that's what this was about. And IMO it was a smart move for the GOP.


Uh, I don't know if you noticed, Ryan's on the ticket. And the establishment is going along with it.
 
2012-09-01 11:26:46 AM
GameSprocket
I was thinking that the difference between conservatives (current breed) and liberals is that liberals think problems can be fixed if we work together. Conservatives believe that we can't fix anything and the only hope is to pray for salvation while they horde whatever resources they can get to hold them over until the angels show up.

So much truth, here.
 
2012-09-01 11:37:32 AM

Muta: The Bestest: Would all the procedure-ing in the world have changed the outcome (Mitt Romney nominated) in the slightest?

If the rule change makes it harder for the Crazies to run in 2016 then I'll be upset.


From what I understand, it's a bunch of procedural changes that tighten control on delegates. Some of them are relatively sensible (they require states to ensure that their delegates are legally bound to vote in accordance with the popular vote, so you can't increase your representation by playing the delegates game), and some of them are straightfoward punches in the dick. It ups the minimum plurality among states (from needing a plurality in 5 states to 10 states, I believe), it lets the RNC change rules freely when before they were required to wait for the convention and put it to a vote, and the candidate/party can refuse certification of delegates if they don't like the delegate.

Why anyone would give a shait is beyond me - this is like complaining that they're getting rid of their lifeguard at their vat of toxic waste.
 
2012-09-01 11:40:44 AM

draa: Doubtful, but I honestly don't think this was about this election at all. Sort of a preemptive strike against the coming insanity. 2016 and beyond will be filled with ignorant inbred teabaggers trying to get elected President. I think that's what this was about. And IMO it was a smart move for the GOP.


Amusingly enough, if these rules were in place in 1976, Reagan would never have been a thorn in Ford's ass in 1980, and never would have gotten the publicity wave that drove him to becoming president in 1980.
 
2012-09-01 11:41:19 AM

sprawl15: draa: Doubtful, but I honestly don't think this was about this election at all. Sort of a preemptive strike against the coming insanity. 2016 and beyond will be filled with ignorant inbred teabaggers trying to get elected President. I think that's what this was about. And IMO it was a smart move for the GOP.

Amusingly enough, if these rules were in place in 1976, Reagan would never have been a thorn in Ford's ass in 1980 the 1976 convention, and never would have gotten the publicity wave that drove him to becoming president in 1980.


FTFM.
 
2012-09-01 11:45:25 AM

mat catastrophe: jpo2269: mat catastrophe

However you feel about the GOP, Romney, Paul, or any of the rest of that boatload of goons, this video should give you some pause about what went on Tuesday at the RNC


[2.bp.blogspot.com image 375x500]

Why should one be concerned that the majority of delegates voted to adopt the rule as stated?

Point called, he said he misses you as well.

You didn't pay attention to the video, did you?

The entire vote was scripted. Some reporters on the floor have stated that Rinsed Penis ignored very loud shouts for point or order and that the actual voice vote on the motion was quite obviously in the negative.

Granted, a lot of this is coming from obviously pro-Paul sites and has, AFAIK, not even been mentioned in the "lamestream media", as the kids say....

But, it's also not been specifically denied by anyone, either.


You're right. The decision in voice votes shouldn't be the chairman's (without objection) but should be decided by the decible level read by a microphone arbitrarily placed on the floor of the convention, that seems like it would be the most fair and accurate method. It's also clearly impossible for there to have been two separate teleprompters with different scripts for either eventuality, the Republicans being so conscientious about using public monies wisely.
 
2012-09-01 11:46:19 AM

rohar: draa: The Bestest: Would all the procedure-ing in the world have changed the outcome (Mitt Romney nominated) in the slightest?

Doubtful, but I honestly don't think this was about this election at all. Sort of a preemptive strike against the coming insanity. 2016 and beyond will be filled with ignorant inbred teabaggers trying to get elected President. I think that's what this was about. And IMO it was a smart move for the GOP.

Uh, I don't know if you noticed, Ryan's on the ticket. And the establishment is going along with it.


Yep, but Ryan's not the racist type I was talking about either. He is at least palatable to some where as the racists asshole that I'm talking about are not. If I had a choice, I'd pick Ryan over the whole lot. And I include people like Sarah Palin in that lot. I get your pont but he's not the teabagger's I'm talking about. There will come a time when Ryan will be veiwed as the bright spot in that group just like GWB is to the current crop of Republican. Even though he's an asshole there's no comparison really.
 
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