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(CNN)   Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, pinned the election loss on "a weak, moderate candidate, hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party"   (cnn.com) divider line 90
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2012-11-09 09:14:01 AM
Yeah, go further to the right.

That totally won't hurt you in the future.
 
2012-11-09 09:15:12 AM

Aarontology: Yeah, go further to the right.

That totally won't hurt you in the future.


Done in one.
 
2012-11-09 09:20:06 AM
If it's a choice between these creatures having their way with America, and their destroying the GOP, I'm afraid I'll have to opt for the latter.
 
2012-11-09 09:20:13 AM

Aarontology: Yeah, go further to the right.

That totally won't hurt you in the future.


Yes. DO IT! We want you to. Tell us again about how rape-babies are God's gift.
 
2012-11-09 09:20:59 AM
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carry on lady
 
2012-11-09 09:21:59 AM

Aarontology: Yeah, go further to the right.

That totally won't hurt you in the future.


If they keep moving right, won't they eventually end up left?
 
2012-11-09 09:22:36 AM
It's time for the GOP to nominate Real Conservatives.

Akin/Mourdock 2016

They're coming whether you like it or not.
 
2012-11-09 09:22:49 AM
As a Lincoln Republican (wait, we still have those? Yes, Virginia, we do still have socially liberal republicans) living in Liberal Bastion Massachusetts who went out and helped with the Warren campaign and was (and still am) a Jon Huntsman supporter, I agree with the other Republicans here. The party is not what the party should be. We are no longer a party of fiscally conservative moderates to counter the fiscally liberal moderates of the Democratic party.

Our party is being strangled by the radical fringe because we let them, because we thought we needed that shot in the arm that a heroin junkie thinks they need that first time they try it. Rehab is gonna be tough and the shakes and chills and vomiting up will be brutal but we need to kick the habit of going to the radicals when we lose or we're never going to get back on course where moderates like me can really vote for anyone running under your flag in good conscience.

Look at Scott Brown. He ran originally as a moderate, independent Republican, then you stuck your claws in him and convinced him that not only should he take that first hit of Fringe-arific ecstasy, but you wouldn't let him go when he tried to run and you sucked him down the rabbit hole. Your guys had him go negative in atomic fashion when it first appeared that the people weren't buying what you were peddling anymore. So when the national republicans went nuclear, you made him go nuclear too. You dragged him down to your levels and it made him sickly in the eyes of his former supporters, and we saw just what we could have with Warren, a bright-eyed, bushy tailed professor who wanted to support the little guy, and we realized that we needed to help those that needed it instead of take a swig from the Randian hits you were doling out.

You called us ingrates for leaving you, but you know what. We were those abused housewives that finally said "fark you, we're gone" and packed up and left you for a better person. Are we sad we left you? In the back of our mind, we may miss you, we may hope you're doing well but mostly, we hope you're finally getting the help that you needed for so long that we just couldn't provide anymore. We wish you well but you need to change your tone if you ever hope to get people like us back.

Until then, we're gonna keep doinking the mailman that treated us with concern when he saw our bruises.

Yours,
Moderate Republicans

/seriously, stop thinking you need to go right, my post is getting old
 
2012-11-09 09:23:30 AM
Listening to Republicans try to explain what went wrong in their worse-than-expected election thumping reveals a party struggling to define itself amid continuing change in the nation it seeks to lead.

Republicans have so internalized the faith-not-facts ethos of the religious right, the one that leads them to reject evolution and climate change, that they are incapable of understanding what happened on Tuesday.
 
2012-11-09 09:23:38 AM
Hrm. So they're going to pile more extremism on top of extremism and further marginalize themselves.

The whole world called it.
 
2012-11-09 09:24:22 AM
So let me get this straight. You teabagging idiots couldn't even muster enough support within the far-right republican party to prevent Mitt Romney from taking the nomination away from your crazy-ass favorites Bachmann and Gingrich, and you think one of them would have performed better among moderate independents? The same moderate independents who told Allen West, Richard Mourdock and John Tester to go suck an egg?

You farkers are completely delusional.
 
2012-11-09 09:24:28 AM
She's correct on everything but the "moderate" part
 
2012-11-09 09:26:05 AM
I like how all the Tea Party candidates that lost their elections must've been weak and moderate then.
 
2012-11-09 09:26:16 AM

imontheinternet: It's time for the GOP to nominate Real Conservatives.

Akin/Mourdock 2016

They're coming whether you like it or not.


/every sperm is sacred?
 
2012-11-09 09:26:20 AM
What mental issue(s) do these folks have when they consistently blame their electoral losses on not being "conservative" enough? Doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results is absolute insanity! That being said, keep it up, GOP'ers. America needs you to become irrelevant.
 
2012-11-09 09:26:39 AM
Well, they should have perhaps biatched back after the Iowa primary/caucus was called for Mitt when Santorum actually won.

But no, they let Mitt bully and buy his way to the nomination.

I love that they blame Obama for the negative campaigning, when some of Mitt's biggest attackers and criticizers were his primary opponents.

And how the hell did he get an NRA endorsement after signing an assault weapons ban! I know, the "R" is all they want to see at the NRA anymore (which isn't entirely true, my state rep is a Democrat with an A+ rating and got their endorsement)
 
2012-11-09 09:27:13 AM
I thought Republican Primary voters picked this guy from a host of Tea Party wackadoodles who didn't make the cut. Better start purging more moderate Republicans from the ranks then.
 
2012-11-09 09:27:19 AM
These go to eleven.
 
2012-11-09 09:27:29 AM
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2012-11-09 09:27:45 AM
A movement founded in anger, forged by anger, brought to the fore by anger, steeped in midterm election anger, emboldened by midterm election wins to be angrier, and defined by anger will not suddenly decide to be nice after losing.

They'll continue being angry. It's all they have.

// they certainly don't have any Senate votes to make
 
2012-11-09 09:27:50 AM
Yes. The reason the country elected the "liberal" is because your guy wasn't conservative enough. That's exactly it.
 
Bf+
2012-11-09 09:28:28 AM
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stop.don't.come back.
 
2012-11-09 09:28:41 AM
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I love you Jenny!
 
2012-11-09 09:28:52 AM
hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party

Makes you wonder how he kept winning those state primaries against the likes of Santorum, Gingrich, and Bachman. Damn those Beltway elites and country club establishment folks in the Republican party!!
 
2012-11-09 09:30:04 AM
Interesting how "retiring" repubs are the only ones who can be counted on to make any sense.
 
2012-11-09 09:30:57 AM
Tell me about it, I heard from a fair and balanced source that confirmed if you muted the TV Mitt and Co. won that debate....
 
2012-11-09 09:30:59 AM
Yes, please kick all of moderates out of the party and go full retard.
 
2012-11-09 09:31:31 AM
Go ahead, keep tea bagging away lady. The Senate became less conservative and the future SCOTUS will become less conservative thanks to your tea bagging efforts.
 
2012-11-09 09:32:22 AM

theknuckler_33: hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party

Makes you wonder how he kept winning those state primaries against the likes of Santorum, Gingrich, and Bachman. Damn those Beltway elites and country club establishment folks in the Republican party!!


There was one establishment candidate while those 3 split the vote.
 
2012-11-09 09:33:58 AM

Saiga410: theknuckler_33: hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party

Makes you wonder how he kept winning those state primaries against the likes of Santorum, Gingrich, and Bachman. Damn those Beltway elites and country club establishment folks in the Republican party!!

There was one establishment candidate while those 3 split the nutjob vote.

 
2012-11-09 09:35:03 AM
I realize Fark is not an accurate representation of the US at large but if I've seen one thing from these threads the past few months is that there is a significant number of Republican voters (past) that have finally had to throw in the towel and say "fark it, I'm out.... call me when batshiat crazy has moved out of the house...."

Not once have I seen someone post that they have been drawn in to the GOP by the recent "changes" and that they're happy they made the switch.

The GOP is not only facing a demographics time bomb but they've probably alienated at least 20% of their former base (including me).
 
2012-11-09 09:35:04 AM

Saiga410: theknuckler_33: hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party

Makes you wonder how he kept winning those state primaries against the likes of Santorum, Gingrich, and Bachman. Damn those Beltway elites and country club establishment folks in the Republican party!!

There was one establishment candidate while those 3 split the vote.


Which of those three do you think would have been a better candidate than Romney?
 
2012-11-09 09:37:43 AM

Wellon Dowd: Republicans have so internalized the faith-not-facts ethos of the religious right, the one that leads them to reject evolution and climate change, that they are incapable of understanding what happened on Tuesday.


Bingo. They ran a bishop for president, reject fact checking as partisan and view the world through the chorus of Fox and AM talk radio. They struggle to come to terms with a country in which Protestant versus Catholic is no longer the most important indicator of presidential character. Electing a "Nigerian Marxist" who is neither must be catastrophic to their world view. 
Teahadists is a fair term.
 
2012-11-09 09:37:59 AM

meat0918: And how the hell did he get an NRA endorsement after signing an assault weapons ban! I know, the "R" is all they want to see at the NRA anymore (which isn't entirely true, my state rep is a Democrat with an A+ rating and got their endorsement)


When was the last time the NRA gave a national-office Democrat an A+? (I honestly don't know, but I'm guessing before 1990).
When was the last time the NRA gave a prominent national-office Democrat an A+?
 
2012-11-09 09:38:29 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: Saiga410: theknuckler_33: hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party

Makes you wonder how he kept winning those state primaries against the likes of Santorum, Gingrich, and Bachman. Damn those Beltway elites and country club establishment folks in the Republican party!!

There was one establishment candidate while those 3 split the vote.

Which of those three do you think would have been a better candidate than Romney?


I was for Huntsman or Johnson. Just answer the dumb question by the previous commenter
 
2012-11-09 09:38:54 AM
She's right about "weak" and "hand-picked by Beltway elites and country club establishment"...
 
2012-11-09 09:39:00 AM
looking at the headlines this morning I get the feeling the GOP is starting to unravel.

that's a shame
 
2012-11-09 09:39:07 AM

Dr Dreidel: meat0918: And how the hell did he get an NRA endorsement after signing an assault weapons ban! I know, the "R" is all they want to see at the NRA anymore (which isn't entirely true, my state rep is a Democrat with an A+ rating and got their endorsement)

When was the last time the NRA gave a national-office Democrat an A+? (I honestly don't know, but I'm guessing before 1990).
When was the last time the NRA gave a prominent national-office Democrat an A+?


Baucus, 2008 Link
 
2012-11-09 09:39:37 AM

Fizpez: I realize Fark is not an accurate representation of the US at large but if I've seen one thing from these threads the past few months is that there is a significant number of Republican voters (past) that have finally had to throw in the towel and say "fark it, I'm out.... call me when batshiat crazy has moved out of the house...."

Not once have I seen someone post that they have been drawn in to the GOP by the recent "changes" and that they're happy they made the switch.

The GOP is not only facing a demographics time bomb but they've probably alienated at least 20% of their former base (including me).


Like I said upthread, we're kinda the abused housewife that said "fark it, I'm done" and went to go doink the mailman.

They lost most of us and it's gonna be a bit before we're willing to try again

/still working on getting my father to realize this shiat
 
2012-11-09 09:39:48 AM

Saiga410: Philip Francis Queeg: Saiga410: theknuckler_33: hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party

Makes you wonder how he kept winning those state primaries against the likes of Santorum, Gingrich, and Bachman. Damn those Beltway elites and country club establishment folks in the Republican party!!

There was one establishment candidate while those 3 split the vote.

Which of those three do you think would have been a better candidate than Romney?

I was for Huntsman or Johnson. Just answering the dumb question by the previous commenter


ftfm
 
2012-11-09 09:42:31 AM
I'm gonna post this one more time ...
dailydish.typepad.com
 
2012-11-09 09:42:42 AM

Saiga410: theknuckler_33: hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party

Makes you wonder how he kept winning those state primaries against the likes of Santorum, Gingrich, and Bachman. Damn those Beltway elites and country club establishment folks in the Republican party!!

There was one establishment candidate while those 3 split the vote.


So that means people didn't vote for Romney? WTF?
 
2012-11-09 09:46:51 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: The same moderate independents who told Allen West, Richard Mourdock and John Tester to go suck an egg?


Tester is a Democrat, who won reelection. You must be thinking of someone else.
 
2012-11-09 09:47:33 AM

neenerist: Bingo. They ran a bishop for president, reject fact checking as partisan and view the world through the chorus of Fox and AM talk radio.


"We will not be dictated by fact-checkers" line was more true than we first suspected. Specifically, polling data.
 
2012-11-09 09:48:40 AM
Hand picked by the establishment.

Right. So I guess that getting overwhelming popular support in the primaries makes him "hand picked by the establishment,"

The GOP electorate picked Romney. And they did it because most of them aren't batshiat crazy enough to think that Santorum, Bachmann, or any of the others were viable candidates.
The problem that the GOP faces is that their voters are not really as super crazy conservative as they'd like to think. Their voters are closer to the middle, just like most of the Democrat voters.

But you go ahead keep on clamoring for purity and extremism and blaming everyone but yourselves.
 
2012-11-09 09:50:10 AM
Doubtless she would have preferred a fruitcake like Mourdock.
 
2012-11-09 09:51:20 AM

Bacontastesgood: Tester is a Democrat, who won reelection. You must be thinking of someone else.


Derrrr... sorry, John Koster.
 
2012-11-09 09:52:02 AM

Fizpez: I realize Fark is not an accurate representation of the US at large but if I've seen one thing from these threads the past few months is that there is a significant number of Republican voters (past) that have finally had to throw in the towel and say "fark it, I'm out.... call me when batshiat crazy has moved out of the house...."

Not once have I seen someone post that they have been drawn in to the GOP by the recent "changes" and that they're happy they made the switch.

The GOP is not only facing a demographics time bomb but they've probably alienated at least 20% of their former base (including me).


SOOOOOO MUCH THIS!
 
2012-11-09 09:53:06 AM
I want the media to cover these people morning, noon, and night. I want them to be given every available platform, every rooftop to shout from.

You're damn right the media cost them this election. They stuck microphones in their faces and let them talk.
 
2012-11-09 09:53:31 AM

thurstonxhowell: She's right about "weak" and "hand-picked by Beltway elites and country club establishment"...


I agree... but they still chose to support him (motto was 'anyone but Obama') instead of leaving the GOP, pick their own tea bagger darling, and then go all-in with him/her.
 
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