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(The Daily Caller)   Paul Ryan: The GOP needs to be more articulate about its compassion, as opposed to actually being compassionate   (dailycaller.com) divider line 90
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2012-12-12 09:09:29 AM  
He should have better explained why they took retribution on a soup kitchen that didn't take kindly to being broken into and used as a prop. I'm sure the people it feeds will welcome an articulate answer.
 
2012-12-12 09:19:06 AM  
Mr. Ryan is running already?
 
2012-12-12 09:23:30 AM  

2wolves: Mr. Ryan is running already?


How do you think he finishes marathons in record times?
 
2012-12-12 09:38:25 AM  

Diogenes: He should have better explained why they took retribution on a soup kitchen that didn't take kindly to being broken into and used as a prop. I'm sure the people it feeds will welcome an articulate answer.


Didn't a Farker start a donation drive to make up for all those butthurt Republicans who withdrew their support of this soup kitchen.
 
2012-12-12 10:03:44 AM  

mrshowrules: Diogenes: He should have better explained why they took retribution on a soup kitchen that didn't take kindly to being broken into and used as a prop. I'm sure the people it feeds will welcome an articulate answer.

Didn't a Farker start a donation drive to make up for all those butthurt Republicans who withdrew their support of this soup kitchen.


Yup. $16K was donated.
 
2012-12-12 10:13:38 AM  
More staged photo ops of pretending to volunteer at a soup kitchen?
 
2012-12-12 10:15:39 AM  
Even to those scary "urban" voters?
 
2012-12-12 10:16:00 AM  
They have to be clear and unequivocal about how much they wish the poor would just die or go away
 
2012-12-12 10:17:30 AM  

EyeballKid: Even to those scary "urban" voters?


Do you mean the blah ones?
 
2012-12-12 10:17:37 AM  
Paul Ryan cares about the middle class the same way I care about piglets. Piglets are damn good eating.
 
2012-12-12 10:18:52 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: mrshowrules: Diogenes: He should have better explained why they took retribution on a soup kitchen that didn't take kindly to being broken into and used as a prop. I'm sure the people it feeds will welcome an articulate answer.

Didn't a Farker start a donation drive to make up for all those butthurt Republicans who withdrew their support of this soup kitchen.

Yup. $16K was donated.


So what you're saying is that Paul Ryan was responsible for a $16,000 donation to the Youngstown St Vincent DePaul soup kitchen?

See?! Compassionate conservatism works! SUCK IT LIBS!

/citation
 
2012-12-12 10:18:54 AM  
Paul Ryan hopes that his wife never finds the blowup doll that he has stashed under a couple of floorboards in the bedroom closet. The blowup doll that bears a remarkable resemblance to Ayn Rand.
 
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2012-12-12 10:19:19 AM  
t0.gstatic.com
"Are we so out of touch? No, it's the voters who are wrong."
 
2012-12-12 10:20:59 AM  
Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.
 
2012-12-12 10:21:38 AM  
Republicans have effectively fooled millions of people with their elaborate dance that says they care about people other than their rich friends. This with the hope that as fewer people are financially able to oppose them, they turn work into wage slavery for more people so they are too busy to vote against them next time. The numbers are against them so they need an elaborate scheme to prevent the poor from voting.
 
2012-12-12 10:21:45 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: mrshowrules: Diogenes: He should have better explained why they took retribution on a soup kitchen that didn't take kindly to being broken into and used as a prop. I'm sure the people it feeds will welcome an articulate answer.

Didn't a Farker start a donation drive to make up for all those butthurt Republicans who withdrew their support of this soup kitchen.

Yup. $16K was donated.


Cool. Did we get Biden a Trans Am as well?
 
2012-12-12 10:23:52 AM  
fark that douchebag, he's made a career out of trying to screw the poor over so the 1% could buy another toy.
 
2012-12-12 10:23:56 AM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


But they are the villans of the world. If you cannot see that today, wait until you lose everything to medical bills or unemployment and then lets see if you change your mind.
 
2012-12-12 10:24:24 AM  
"Ryan's address was short on specific policies that would promote that vision."

Color me shocked.
 
2012-12-12 10:24:26 AM  

mrshowrules: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: mrshowrules: Diogenes: He should have better explained why they took retribution on a soup kitchen that didn't take kindly to being broken into and used as a prop. I'm sure the people it feeds will welcome an articulate answer.

Didn't a Farker start a donation drive to make up for all those butthurt Republicans who withdrew their support of this soup kitchen.

Yup. $16K was donated.

Cool. Did we get Biden a Trans Am as well?


No, but a very wise person is sitting on $14,000 because he/she was the first to use the internet meme for profit.
 
2012-12-12 10:24:42 AM  
Paul Ryan: The GOP needs to be more articulate about its compassion, as opposed to actually being compassionate lie better, the way that Buffalo Bill did in order to get those fat women into his van.
 
2012-12-12 10:25:19 AM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


farm4.static.flickr.com


What a "compassionate conservative" looks like. Good luck polishing that turd.
 
2012-12-12 10:25:22 AM  

Millennium: Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


Can you offer a "for instance" of Conservative generosity that nobody recognizes as such because of the mean old Liberals?
 
2012-12-12 10:27:07 AM  
When Republicans plainly explained their beliefs about rape and abortion they were soundly thrashed in elections. When that happens the problem isn't that you said things the wrong way the problem is that your beliefs are wrong and people hate them. Bring you beliefs more in line with reality and you won't have to play word games to get people to vote for you. They will vote for you because they like your beliefs.
 
2012-12-12 10:27:21 AM  
FTFA: As it stands, our party excels at representing the aspirations of our nation's risk-takers"

WTF is it with republicans that they think anyone who has taken a risk or created a job buys into their bullshiat?
 
2012-12-12 10:28:57 AM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


"There are 47 per cent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... and so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives," Romney said.

Feel the compassion.
 
2012-12-12 10:30:02 AM  

The Why Not Guy: Millennium: Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.

Can you offer a "for instance" of Conservative generosity that nobody recognizes as such because of the mean old Liberals?


How about the time that republicans generously funding for school lunches so that poor mothers could feel that inner warmth and joy that comes from knowing they provide for their own children, instead of the soul-sucking despair that accompanies reliance upon others?

All they want to do is make people feel better about themselves, and for their troubles they get called greedy schmucks that want to starve little Jimmie.
 
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2012-12-12 10:30:11 AM  
jamesbresnahan.files.wordpress.com
disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion
 
2012-12-12 10:30:24 AM  
Please run this unlikable loser in 2016. Please run the guy who brought the Romney ticket down.
 
2012-12-12 10:30:40 AM  
Yes... I love that the GOP still thinks they only have a branding and messaging problem.

If only they could wrap their regressive, mean-spirited, bigoted, anti-intellectual crap in a prettier package everything will be just fine.

Keep on telling yourselves that, assholes.

You've ample demonstrated there isn't ounce of compassion (or common sense) among the lot of you Republican assholes.
 
2012-12-12 10:30:49 AM  
Jesus tittyfarking Christ on a frozen Thin Mint in August


How many more stories about the Rubio/Ryan "new future of the GOP" remarks at the Jack Kemp dinner do we need? We get it, they're going to have to "message" better; they don't realize that it's not the packaging we don't like, it's the product.

Do we need 9 more stories breathlessly coronating Marco Rubio as the Future of the GOP's Immigration Policy?
Do we need 9 more stories detailing the differences between Campaign Ryan and Jack Kemp dinner Ryan?
Do we need 9 more stories about how nothing is ideologically shifting or realigning in the party, it's just rearranging the deck chairs on the GOP's Failtanic?
 
2012-12-12 10:31:07 AM  
subby has it right. the theme has been, e.g., "romney didn't express himself well with the 47% comment" etc etc. the problem is that he was vicious and wrong with his perfectly articulated 47% comment. but of course it's just a matter of how you sell it

Millennium: Rightwingers in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of patriotism to convince people that liberals are not patriotic at all: a key tactic in branding liberals as the villains of the world.


yes i agree.
 
2012-12-12 10:31:36 AM  
yes, you see..if only the people understood that the GOP is busting unions, cutting taxes for the wealthy, gutting aid programs for the poor, trying to ban abortions even in the case of rape, and calling half the country moochers for the good of the people.
 
2012-12-12 10:32:49 AM  

Bf+: [jamesbresnahan.files.wordpress.com image 406x682]
disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion


Heh...

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-12-12 10:32:54 AM  
Only the 23% that already likes you is buying it this time around.
 
2012-12-12 10:33:27 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: FTFA: As it stands, our party excels at representing the aspirations of our nation's risk-takers"

WTF is it with republicans that they think anyone who has taken a risk or created a job buys into their bullshiat?


What they're saying is that anyone who didn't vote for them is a lazy, shiftless leach. But the key is to not say that as much from now on. Except when they say that?

They're totally going to stop saying that about the lazy Americans soon. Seriously, they can stop anytime they want if those "takers" would just let them. When those living off the sweat of the real Americans stop harassing them about language, they'll totally stop the name calling.
 
2012-12-12 10:33:29 AM  

meat0918: Only the 23% that already likes you no matter what is buying it this time around.


ftfm
 
2012-12-12 10:33:43 AM  
The right in this country has a deep compassion for a lot of things. Unborn children, the very wealthy, the sorta wealthy, the Cayman islands, plastic baby jesus.

Sure, everybody and everything else can just fark off and die as far as they're concerned, and they actively hate and attempt to punish women, minorities and the poor for being woman, minorities, or poor (and god [but not plastic baby jesus god] help you if you're a poor minority woman), but that doesn't mean they aren't technically still "compassionate".

/ also, you pointing out the right's lack of compassion means you're actually the one who isn't compassionate
 
2012-12-12 10:33:57 AM  
I thought the GOP articulated its compassion quite well.
 
2012-12-12 10:36:15 AM  

keylock71: Bf+: [jamesbresnahan.files.wordpress.com image 406x682]
disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion

Heh...

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 206x314]


You know, I'm guessing you never even bothered to READ that book considering you posted such a sophomoric and dull image like that. I'll bet that sort of wit goes over real well in your Communal Basket Weaving 101 class but the people who actually bothered to, you know, pick it up and turn the pages got the message you so flippantly disregard:

It's only okay to be a douchebag.
 
2012-12-12 10:38:16 AM  

odinsposse: When Republicans plainly explained their beliefs about rape and abortion they were soundly thrashed in elections. When that happens the problem isn't that you said things the wrong way the problem is that your beliefs are wrong and people hate them. Bring you beliefs more in line with reality and you won't have to play word games to get people to vote for you. They will vote for you because they like your beliefs.


And from what we hear from Mourdock and Akin, they're angry that we only focused on their abortion and misogyny derp, and not all the other derp that would have made the unpalatable to all but the most vile of humans.

It's a fair argument. There were many reasons they sucked and we focused on the obvious.
 
2012-12-12 10:38:49 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: keylock71: Bf+: [jamesbresnahan.files.wordpress.com image 406x682]
disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion

Heh...

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 206x314]

You know, I'm guessing you never even bothered to READ that book considering you posted such a sophomoric and dull image like that. I'll bet that sort of wit goes over real well in your Communal Basket Weaving 101 class but the people who actually bothered to, you know, pick it up and turn the pages got the message you so flippantly disregard:

It's only okay to be a douchebag.


He's got you there, Keylock. You have to admit
 
2012-12-12 10:39:58 AM  
From the comments:

Brown Supremacism> Rick_O_Shay•an hour ago−

"more compassionate" is a codeword for racial socialism, where white tax payers and white families are looted, plundered and ravaged for the benefit of non-Whites."

This guy must be the life of the cross-burning party.
 
2012-12-12 10:40:11 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: keylock71: Bf+: [jamesbresnahan.files.wordpress.com image 406x682]
disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion

Heh...

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 206x314]

You know, I'm guessing you never even bothered to READ that book considering you posted such a sophomoric and dull image like that. I'll bet that sort of wit goes over real well in your Communal Basket Weaving 101 class but the people who actually bothered to, you know, pick it up and turn the pages got the message you so flippantly disregard:

It's only okay to be a douchebag.


Well done... : )
 
2012-12-12 10:41:23 AM  

what_now: He's got you there, Keylock. You have to admit


Hey, I don't regret taking that Communal Basket Weaving class...
 
2012-12-12 10:42:58 AM  
It's not your sales pitch, it's your policies. You dumb motherf*ckers.
 
2012-12-12 10:43:54 AM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


You are correct. Liberals are responsible for presenting the unfair impression that conservatives wish to deny same-sex couples the same legal benefits as married opposite-sex couples and that conservatives wish to force victims of rape to carry the offspring of their rapists to term.
 
2012-12-12 10:44:07 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: FTFA: As it stands, our party excels at representing the aspirations of our nation's risk-takers"


i wondering if he thinks jamie dimon is one of those "risk takers". dimon lost two billion  or more. the latest figure is double digit. in doing so he personally risked nothing. not one damn thing.
 
2012-12-12 10:45:55 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: FTFA: As it stands, our party excels at representing the aspirations of our nation's risk-takers"

WTF is it with republicans that they think anyone who has taken a risk or created a job buys into their bullshiat?


The risk-takers that are so brave they're refusing to hire people because of "uncertainty."
 
2012-12-12 10:47:42 AM  

freetomato: From the comments:

Brown Supremacism> Rick_O_Shay•an hour ago−

"more compassionate" is a codeword for racial socialism, where white tax payers and white families are looted, plundered and ravaged for the benefit of non-Whites."

This guy must be the life of the cross-burning party.


BUT DON'T YOU DARE EVER CALL THEM RACIST!
 
2012-12-12 10:49:38 AM  

IrateShadow: The risk-takers that are so brave they're refusing to hire people because of "uncertainty."


or cutting hours for the workers because its so risky now.
 
2012-12-12 10:54:42 AM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


What you would have said 150 years ago....
Frankly, he's right. Slaves in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that slave owners are not compassionate at all (When in fact we've taken them out of the jungle, provided for them food, shelter and religion, what more could they ask): a key tactic in branding slave owners as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power slavery still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.
 
2012-12-12 10:55:13 AM  
Paul Ryan: "Do you guys even lift?"
 
2012-12-12 10:58:21 AM  

rev. dave: Republicans have effectively fooled millions of people with their elaborate dance that says they care about people other than their rich friends. This with the hope that as fewer people are financially able to oppose them, they turn work into wage slavery for more people so they are too busy to vote against them next time. The numbers are against them so they need an elaborate scheme to prevent the poor from voting.


They have. It's called felony convictions for possession of small amounts of drugs, where if you are a poor person (or more likely, a poor minority) you are much more likely to end with a conviction than if you are well off and able to afford a lawyer, and/or have connections.
 
2012-12-12 11:00:33 AM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


The reason for the misconception in the first place is that the GOP has tricked everyone into conflating them with "conservative" even though the two haven't had a damned thing to do with each other since the '80s at the very latest.

If the GOP would stop incorrectly using the word, we'd stop thinking that conservatives were the villains of the world.
 
2012-12-12 11:02:44 AM  
href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7482141/81233498#c81233498" target="_blank">odinsposse: When Republicans plainly explained their beliefs about rape and abortion they were soundly thrashed in elections. When that happens the problem isn't that you said things the wrong way the problem is that your beliefs are wrong and people hate them. Bring you beliefs more in line with reality and you won't have to play word games to get people to vote for you. They will vote for you because they like your beliefs.

So. Much. This.
 
2012-12-12 11:03:00 AM  
Yeesh, these guys still don't get it. Hard to argue compassion when you're anti-gay, anti-science, and anti-immigration.

Here's a clue asswipes. There's a counter to the Democratic party and it isn't being MORE socially conservative. It's being a party of personal responsibility and smaller government. Since it's apparent that the GOP leadership believes in neither of those old-school GOP principles...you'll get your asses handed to you again in 2014.
 
2012-12-12 11:12:34 AM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


So you're saying that our understanding of compassion is somehow ....



skewed?

/Bravo.
 
2012-12-12 11:17:04 AM  
The thing is, they don't see themselves as uncompassionate. You can't really feel that you are a good person if you don't think that the policies you want to enact will create more good than harm to society. They see dismantling the social safety net as if they were mother birds pushing chicks out of the nest. They see lack of social mobility as not a problem the government needs to intervene to fix but rather a symptom of the government encouraging laziness as an alternative livestyle to working. Necessity is the mother of invention: they legitimately believe that without government subsidizing those who do not achieve greatness the weak and lazy will step up and self-actualize, and they will begin teaching their children the value of hard work and eliminate poverty. They believe that this sort of "School of Hard Knocks" approach will make these people better and happier in the long run, whereas the welfare state mentality is both hateful (in that those who believe government must intervene believe the poor to be inherently inferior and unable to succeed, betraying a contempt for the poor) and ultimately consigns those who fall for the lure of easy living to a meaningless and depressing existence.

They believe all of this is true. The question is whether it is actually because the evidence points to this or if it is an easy out to relieve themselves of the cognative dissonance of feeling that they are good people who obey the rules of loving thy neighbors and caring for the poor while at the same time feeling so angry when they see people getting things that they have not earned.
 
2012-12-12 11:17:38 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: fark that douchebag, he's made a career out of trying to screw the poor over so the 1% could buy another toy.


The sad fact is that the 1% doesn't even bother to spend money to buy another toy. The 1% decides after being gifted another freebie tax break, to keep the money and demand discounts and other cuts for their toys. Or do you think that a 1%'er actually pays retail for that Lamborghini or that yacht? I have no doubt that they demand at least a 30% drop in price from MSRP, plus the selling company eat the sales tax and perhaps even the commission. Well, actually, I think the 0.01%'ers do that the other 0.9%'ers would pay the commission.
 
2012-12-12 11:26:06 AM  
Republican generosity is based on the sound principles of Macchiavelli. Thing is, they don't regard the middle and *shudder* lower classes "subjects" to be governed so much as "resources" to be exploited.

"And of that which is neither yours nor your subjects' you can be a ready giver, as were Cyrus, Caesar, and Alexander; because it does not take away your reputation if you squander that of others, but adds to it; it is only squandering your own that injures you."
- The Prince, Chapter XVI

The Democrats, of course, do consider the lower and middle classes subjects, but don't mind squandering their own as well as that of others.

Bottom line is, no matter who's in charge, they want your stuff.
 
2012-12-12 11:34:33 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Jesus tittyfarking Christ on a frozen Thin Mint in August

How many more stories about the Rubio/Ryan "new future of the GOP" remarks at the Jack Kemp dinner do we need? We get it, they're going to have to "message" better; they don't realize that it's not the packaging we don't like, it's the product.

Do we need 9 more stories breathlessly coronating Marco Rubio as the Future of the GOP's Immigration Policy?
Do we need 9 more stories detailing the differences between Campaign Ryan and Jack Kemp dinner Ryan?
Do we need 9 more stories about how nothing is ideologically shifting or realigning in the party, it's just rearranging the deck chairs on the GOP's Failtanic?


Ooo. Good opening. Me likey.

{Hitler.nein.gif}


/shucky ducky!
 
2012-12-12 11:41:21 AM  

Diogenes: 2wolves: Mr. Ryan is running already?

How do you think he finishes marathons in record times?


by making numbers up?
 
2012-12-12 11:42:27 AM  
What is this, I don't even...

/hahahahahahahahahahahehehehehehehehe hehohohohoho
 
2012-12-12 11:52:28 AM  
I wish I could find the picture of the homeless man sleeping outside in front of a Romney headquarters.
 
2012-12-12 12:15:13 PM  

Citrate1007: I wish I could find the picture of the homeless man sleeping outside in front of a Romney headquarters.


There's this website called, "Google" , you should check it out.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-12 12:23:45 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Jesus tittyfarking Christ on a frozen Thin Mint in August

How many more stories about the Rubio/Ryan "new future of the GOP" remarks at the Jack Kemp dinner do we need? We get it, they're going to have to "message" better; they don't realize that it's not the packaging we don't like, it's the product.

Do we need 9 more stories breathlessly coronating Marco Rubio as the Future of the GOP's Immigration Policy?
Do we need 9 more stories detailing the differences between Campaign Ryan and Jack Kemp dinner Ryan?
Do we need 9 more stories about how nothing is ideologically shifting or realigning in the party, it's just rearranging the deck chairs on the GOP's Failtanic?


And Lo, there was only enough actual news for one greenlit thread, but threads about that selfsame event were greenlit for eight days and eight nights.

/the ninth is just for helping the other eight.
 
2012-12-12 12:28:45 PM  

nmrsnr: And Lo, there was only enough actual news for one greenlit thread, but threads about that selfsame event were greenlit for eight days and eight nights.


[flawless-victory.jpg]
 
2012-12-12 12:32:55 PM  

Maud Dib: Citrate1007: I wish I could find the picture of the homeless man sleeping outside in front of a Romney headquarters.

There's this website called, "Google" , you should check it out.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 403x403]


The wonderful thing about the internet is that there are always people less lazy than me :D
 
2012-12-12 12:39:09 PM  
It's like they ripped off their disguises after thinking the Tea Party was going to win them landslide after landslide and now that they've been proven empirically incorrect, the genie won't go back in the bottle. They can't start even PRETENDING to care again.
 
2012-12-12 01:04:06 PM  
media.theweek.com

Have a coupon, grandma. 'Compassionate' my Aunt Fannie.
 
2012-12-12 01:04:25 PM  
Paul who?
 
2012-12-12 01:14:55 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Jesus tittyfarking Christ on a frozen Thin Mint in August

How many more stories about the Rubio/Ryan "new future of the GOP" remarks at the Jack Kemp dinner do we need? We get it, they're going to have to "message" better; they don't realize that it's not the packaging we don't like, it's the product.

Do we need 9 more stories breathlessly coronating Marco Rubio as the Future of the GOP's Immigration Policy?
Do we need 9 more stories detailing the differences between Campaign Ryan and Jack Kemp dinner Ryan?
Do we need 9 more stories about how nothing is ideologically shifting or realigning in the party, it's just rearranging the deck chairs on the GOP's Failtanic?


You leave Thin Mints out of this. I don't want the apex cookie associated with these derpers.
 
2012-12-12 01:26:25 PM  
He is right; how does one suggest self-deportation in a nicer way?
 
2012-12-12 01:26:37 PM  
"As it stands, our party excels at representing the aspirations of our nation's risk-takers,"

Yeah, right. My GF would love to take a risk and start her own business but if the GOP had their way she wouldn't be able to get health insurance due to her pre-existing condition.
 
2012-12-12 01:28:33 PM  
And there it is towards the end of the article, "But, but private charity." Yeah. Yeah. Private charity is the paragon of altruism, excepting privately owned businesses, as corporate welfare is clearly best welfare. This exhibits compassion of extraordinary magnitude toward those who are obviously in greatest need.
 
2012-12-12 01:30:52 PM  

monoski: He is right; how does one suggest self-deportation in a nicer way?


"Release the hounds!" ?
 
2012-12-12 01:45:56 PM  

monoski: He is right; how does one suggest self-deportation in a nicer way?


"Really, Sir/Madam... Wouldn't you rather have authentic Mexican cuisine in an authentic setting like, oh Mexico City or Guadalajara?"
 
2012-12-12 01:52:06 PM  

Wadded Beef: "As it stands, our party excels at representing the aspirations of our nation's risk-takers,"

Yeah, right. My GF would love to take a risk and start her own business but if the GOP had their way she wouldn't be able to get health insurance due to her pre-existing condition.


I hear ya. We wanted to take a risk and buy an existing business (we had the backing of a USDA 80% guaranteed loan for rural small businesses) but the bank refused to entertain financing - they wanted cash on the barrel. The bank, btw, had not only gotten billions in bailout funds but had been contracted to administer bailout funds to other institutions. The property sold to a billionaire to become his private playground, and 30+ people who'd been employed there lost their jobs.

"Job Creators" my ass. How can anyone still say that with a straight face?
 
2012-12-12 01:55:49 PM  

Famous Thamas: Dr Dreidel: Jesus tittyfarking Christ on a frozen Thin Mint in August

How many more stories about the Rubio/Ryan "new future of the GOP" remarks at the Jack Kemp dinner do we need? We get it, they're going to have to "message" better; they don't realize that it's not the packaging we don't like, it's the product.

Do we need 9 more stories breathlessly coronating Marco Rubio as the Future of the GOP's Immigration Policy?
Do we need 9 more stories detailing the differences between Campaign Ryan and Jack Kemp dinner Ryan?
Do we need 9 more stories about how nothing is ideologically shifting or realigning in the party, it's just rearranging the deck chairs on the GOP's Failtanic?

You leave Thin Mints out of this. I don't want the apex cookie associated with these derpers.


Now, I like a frozen Thin Mint as much as the next red-blooded American, and my views on tittyfarking have been screamed from inside many a bedroom. It was not my intention to impugn either of these great American inventions, nor to mar their stellar records with an association to Rubio, Ryan, Jack Kemp, dinner, politics or the GOP in general.

I throw myself on the mercy of the court.
 
2012-12-12 02:30:15 PM  

Raharu: EyeballKid: Even to those scary "urban" voters?

Do you mean the blah ones?


i706.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-12 02:36:29 PM  

keylock71: monoski: He is right; how does one suggest self-deportation in a nicer way?

"Really, Sir/Madam... Wouldn't you rather have authentic Mexican cuisine in an authentic setting like, oh Mexico City or Guadalajara?"


Follow up for women; Focus on the opportunity to work and not the paycheck being 30% light
 
2012-12-12 04:00:00 PM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.


Sorry, bub. Everything worth saving in American conservatism is already in the Democratic Party platform.

/former Republican
 
2012-12-12 04:55:56 PM  

Citrate1007: More staged photo ops of pretending to volunteer at a soup kitchen?


No, no, no. He learned his lesson. Now he's going to volunteer like he's running a marathon.
 
2012-12-12 04:58:35 PM  
Paul Ryan: The GOP needs to get better at lying.
 
2012-12-12 05:00:15 PM  
I just saw a Republican/Tea Party commercial (on Science Channel, no less) urging Republicans to turn against the Republicans in the House and Senate who had the unmitigated gall to agree with Obama and his "socialist tax increase", stating "We got them their jobs in 2010, and we can fire them in 2014!" and basically telling Republicans to threaten any Republican who doesn't fall in step with blindly hating Obama and fixing the country.

Yeah, GOP, you're really showing compassion and intelligence. Keep it up and maybe you'll die sooner than later.
 
2012-12-13 12:14:00 AM  
Spanky_McFarksalot: fark that douchebag, he's made a career out of trying to screw the poor over so the 1% could buy another toy.

FARK this a hole...... you know what he says behind closed doors !!!
Cant be good for the working people !!!
 
2012-12-13 01:04:39 AM  

Rann Xerox: Paul Ryan hopes that his wife never finds the blowup doll that he has stashed under a couple of floorboards in the bedroom closet. The blowup doll that bears a remarkable resemblance to Ayn Rand.


That blow up doll is his wife.
 
2012-12-13 01:07:50 AM  

Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals Republicans in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince convincing people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.

 
2012-12-13 01:10:35 AM  

EyeballKid: Millennium: Frankly, he's right. Liberals in general have been disturbingly successful in twisting the popular definition of compassion to convince people that conservatives are not compassionate at all: a key tactic in branding conservatives as the villains of the world. Un-twisting that definition will be vital to retaining what power conservatism still has, with an eventual eye toward rebuilding.

farm4.static.flickr.com


What a "compassionate conservative" looks like. Good luck polishing that turd.


Is that what I think it is? (George W. Dylan)
 
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