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2013-01-04 08:51:16 AM
I am your complete lack of surprise.
 
2013-01-04 09:02:33 AM
Seems like they're trying to diminish the Tea Party's effectiveness, though.

/Freepers must be having a heart attack over this
//Classic example of "GOP-e corruption"
///Slashies come in threes
 
2013-01-04 09:11:35 AM
Republicans just need to realize that they ARE the primary problem.
 
2013-01-04 09:20:02 AM
Looks like the superpacs have joined the republican civil war. Bitter primary fights with outside money should do wonders for your cause. Please proceed.
 
2013-01-04 09:27:57 AM

sammyk: Looks like the superpacs have joined the republican civil war. Bitter primary fights with outside money should do wonders for your cause. Please proceed.


www.simplyrecipes.com
 
2013-01-04 09:35:22 AM
*sigh*

Looks like it's the Modern Whigs for me...
 
2013-01-04 09:35:27 AM
It'd be nice if the GOP actually did some soul searching and either concluded that they don't have one or that they need to be more moderate in their positions to sustain themselves
 
2013-01-04 09:43:36 AM

ariseatex: /Freepers must be having a heart attack over this


It's glorious! They are busy dropping their republican registrations for independent.
 
2013-01-04 09:47:00 AM

sammyk: ariseatex: /Freepers must be having a heart attack over this

It's glorious! They are busy dropping their republican registrations for independent.


either start quoting them or link that shiat. (or both, don't want workers knowing I travel to freeperville)

/but fark is okay
//this is my logic ^_^
 
2013-01-04 09:50:49 AM

somedude210: It'd be nice if the GOP actually did some soul searching and either concluded that they don't have one or that they need to be more moderate in their positions to sustain themselves


Hence, why I reiterate joining the Modern Whigs...
 
2013-01-04 10:04:28 AM
I'm glad I left the GOP. Constantly getting hit on for donations and gay butt sex. I would have joined the Catholic church if I wanted that.

/this is fark. i'm leaving anyways. window seat. kosher meal
 
2013-01-04 10:04:46 AM
Steel-cage deathmatches?
Electrodes taped to genitals and activated by mandatory fact checking of every sentence?
Surgically implanted audio/visual equipment to catch and broadband even the slightest derp?
 
2013-01-04 10:06:38 AM

sammyk: ariseatex: /Freepers must be having a heart attack over this

It's glorious! They are busy dropping their republican registrations for independent.


I have also changed my registration from Republican to independent. I suspect, however, that I have done so for different reasons.

/Not a Fark Independent.
 
2013-01-04 10:06:57 AM

somedude210: It'd be nice if the GOP actually did some soul searching and either concluded that they don't have one or that they need to be more moderate in their positions to sustain themselves


Pahahahahaha... oh, you.
 
2013-01-04 10:07:27 AM

somedude210: It'd be nice if the GOP actually did some soul searching and either concluded that they don't have one or that they need to be more moderate in their positions to sustain themselves


I take it you haven't seen the initiation rite.

/NTTAWWT
 
2013-01-04 10:07:43 AM

somedude210: sammyk: ariseatex: /Freepers must be having a heart attack over this

It's glorious! They are busy dropping their republican registrations for independent.

either start quoting them or link that shiat. (or both, don't want workers knowing I travel to freeperville)

/but fark is okay
//this is my logic ^_^


Try Freep Impact
 
2013-01-04 10:08:04 AM

hubiestubert: *sigh*

Looks like it's the Modern Whigs for me...


Yeah, because the old whigs turned out so well and there's always a big demand for new whigs. Young people are even shaving their heads just so they can join the whigs. Donald Trump, of course, will be the party leader.
 
2013-01-04 10:08:39 AM

Dimensio: sammyk: ariseatex: /Freepers must be having a heart attack over this

It's glorious! They are busy dropping their republican registrations for independent.

I have also changed my registration from Republican to independent. I suspect, however, that I have done so for different reasons.

/Not a Fark Independent.


That means nothing if you still vote straight R tickets no matter what.
 
2013-01-04 10:09:12 AM
As I understand the article, the GOP is in full 'throw the derpers under the bus' mode. They're discussing changing rules and such about the primaries, thus eliminating the effectiveness of the far-right Derper crowd.

It would seem as if they've decided the Tea Derper monster that they've created...needs to die.

This can only be good for the political climate in this country. I say, bravo sane GOP. I realize your intentions are simply to try and hold onto power, but even the Devil can do a good deed when he has the proper motivation.
 
2013-01-04 10:09:28 AM
I guess that means we can look forward to a Warren/Gillibrand ticket defeating West/Bachmann.
 
2013-01-04 10:09:28 AM

Satanic_Hamster: hubiestubert: *sigh*

Looks like it's the Modern Whigs for me...

Yeah, because the old whigs turned out so well and there's always a big demand for new whigs. Young people are even shaving their heads just so they can join the whigs. Donald Trump, of course, will be the party leader.


[luke.jpg]
No! That's not true! That's impossible!
 
2013-01-04 10:09:30 AM
When did the Republican Party become so inept? I've seen middle school elections go more smoothly than their primaries.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-04 10:09:55 AM
SuperPACs are the problem, not the answer.

No matter how far to the right they are, the Republican "brand" in general has idiocy behind it. Fix that first.
 
2013-01-04 10:10:59 AM

hubiestubert: Hence, why I reiterate joining the Modern Whigs...


Also:
modernwhig.informe.com

Hmmmm. Where did they steal that from...
hypervocal.com
 
2013-01-04 10:11:34 AM

vernonFL: When did the Republican Party become so inept? I've seen middle school elections go more smoothly than their primaries.


Well, to be fair, middle-schoolers wouldn't be allowed to win by calling Suzie Cream Cheese a slut.
 
2013-01-04 10:11:50 AM
The "primary" problem exists because people don't care about local politics. People don't get involved at the city/county/state level, so we get only those candidates who were voted in at the local and state level over the last 15 years. Those people were put there by the fringe that votes in local elections.

So each time you complain about how the slate of candidates is terrible, filled with moonbats and wingnuts, ask yourself when was the last time you participated in your county or state elections. Ask yourself when you last got involved in city council or town hall meetings. That's where they start. And if only the "crazies" participate there, that's all you get at the national level once those parasites are done eating each other and advance.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-04 10:12:28 AM

Satanic_Hamster: hubiestubert: Hence, why I reiterate joining the Modern Whigs...

Also:
[modernwhig.informe.com image 600x121]

Hmmmm. Where did they steal that from...
[hypervocal.com image 450x300]


I think they should say "fark it" and call themselves the Modern Knownothing Party...
 
2013-01-04 10:12:37 AM

somedude210: sammyk: ariseatex: /Freepers must be having a heart attack over this

It's glorious! They are busy dropping their republican registrations for independent.

either start quoting them or link that shiat. (or both, don't want workers knowing I travel to freeperville)

/but fark is okay
//this is my logic ^_^


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2974838/posts

The Highlights:
4.bp.blogspot.com
1- Address white business envelope
1.bp.blogspot.com
2- Jot-down a brief, friendly note
4.bp.blogspot.com
3- Include now-useless Party card
2.bp.blogspot.com
4- Attach tea bag
4.bp.blogspot.com
5- Affix stamp and hand to mailman
 
2013-01-04 10:14:27 AM

Jairzinho: Dimensio: sammyk: ariseatex: /Freepers must be having a heart attack over this

It's glorious! They are busy dropping their republican registrations for independent.

I have also changed my registration from Republican to independent. I suspect, however, that I have done so for different reasons.

/Not a Fark Independent.

That means nothing if you still vote straight R tickets no matter what.


I do not, and I will not. Mr. Romney was a terrible Presidential candidate. Senator McCain would have been a viable Presidential candidate prior to his adoption of unreasonable positions in 2008, and Governor Palin was a terrible Vice-Presidential candidate. President Obama has proven himself to be a generally competent leader, though I do fundamentally disagree with him (and with the official Democratic national party platform) on some issues.
 
2013-01-04 10:15:38 AM
Maybe it will turn into a shooting war.


/would be no great loss for either side.
 
2013-01-04 10:15:54 AM

Khellendros: The "primary" problem exists because people don't care about local politics. People don't get involved at the city/county/state level, so we get only those candidates who were voted in at the local and state level over the last 15 years. Those people were put there by the fringe that votes in local elections.

So each time you complain about how the slate of candidates is terrible, filled with moonbats and wingnuts, ask yourself when was the last time you participated in your county or state elections. Ask yourself when you last got involved in city council or town hall meetings. That's where they start. And if only the "crazies" participate there, that's all you get at the national level once those parasites are done eating each other and advance.


Yup. Some lady in the gym locker room today was ranting about how you should never vote because Obama isn't a real liberal. Lady, you're standing half a mile from Elizabeth Warren's house and you're biatching that liberals can't elected?
 
2013-01-04 10:16:45 AM

Khellendros: The "primary" problem exists because people don't care about local politics. People don't get involved at the city/county/state level, so we get only those candidates who were voted in at the local and state level over the last 15 years. Those people were put there by the fringe that votes in local elections.

So each time you complain about how the slate of candidates is terrible, filled with moonbats and wingnuts, ask yourself when was the last time you participated in your county or state elections. Ask yourself when you last got involved in city council or town hall meetings. That's where they start. And if only the "crazies" participate there, that's all you get at the national level once those parasites are done eating each other and advance.


but but but town council meetings? You practically need a sub-room-temperature IQ just to stay awake.
 
2013-01-04 10:17:07 AM
They should start trying to find candidates with human souls.
 
2013-01-04 10:18:12 AM

Infernalist: As I understand the article, the GOP is in full 'throw the derpers under the bus' mode. They're discussing changing rules and such about the primaries, thus eliminating the effectiveness of the far-right Derper crowd.

It would seem as if they've decided the Tea Derper monster that they've created...needs to die.

This can only be good for the political climate in this country. I say, bravo sane GOP. I realize your intentions are simply to try and hold onto power, but even the Devil can do a good deed when he has the proper motivation.


THIS.
Reasonable people who disagree can come together and get things done. And then there are the teapartiers.
 
2013-01-04 10:18:15 AM

Dimensio: President Obama has proven himself to be a generally competent leader, though I do fundamentally disagree with him (and with the official Democratic national party platform) on some issues.


That is a reasonable statement, but if a nationally elected Republican said this, he'd be pilloried in the press, and Fox would run a special on how he was "RINO".

Which is absurd, if you think about it.
 
2013-01-04 10:18:17 AM
So they are not adopting the dem party platform? Wow they do want to go down in mediocracy.
 
2013-01-04 10:18:59 AM

actualhuman: but but but town council meetings? You practically need a sub-room-temperature IQ just to stay awake.


Then run for office. What the hell is stopping you?
 
2013-01-04 10:19:42 AM

somedude210: It'd be nice if the GOP actually did some soul searching and either concluded that they don't have one or that they need to be more moderate in their positions to sustain themselves


They know that they need to be more moderate. The problem is that they have gerrymandered too many districts that are solid red. This has meant that in order to win against people from their own party they often have to out-tea-tard the next guy. Thus pushing them farther from the middle and making them slowly loose ground in nearly all other contested areas because the extreme folks are tainting their national image.
 
2013-01-04 10:20:22 AM
/looks at 2010 results

Yeah, the Tea Party is such a huge problem for the Republicans.
 
2013-01-04 10:24:05 AM

randomjsa: /looks at 2010 results

Yeah, the Tea Party is such a huge problem for the Republicans.


They promised Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.........yet did nothing but hamstring any economic recovery because they fell in line with the GOP's anti-obstructionism. They are only trusted among themselves now.
 
2013-01-04 10:24:16 AM

randomjsa: /looks at 2010 results current approval ratings for both Republicans and Congress in general

Yeah, the Tea Party is such a huge problem for the Republicans those of us who are not insane.

 
2013-01-04 10:24:55 AM

randomjsa: /looks at 2010 results

Yeah, the Tea Party is such a huge problem for the Republicans.


they're the medicine America needs...the only problem is they're not being heard.
speak up!

Are you going to let the GOPe hush the patriots in the tea party? looks like that's what they're tying to do, right?

/make a sign and get out there, be visible, fight like it's America's last chance!
//call out the GOPe players by name, primary their asses!, say lots of tea party stuff everywhere you go! wear a GOP/tea party tshirt...maybe even a tricorn hat?...at least a ball cap that thanks FOX news.
 
2013-01-04 10:25:35 AM

randomjsa: /looks at 2010 results

Yeah, the Tea Party is such a huge problem for the Republicans.


/Looks at 2012 results.

Yeah, the Tea Party is a huge problem for the Republicans.
 
2013-01-04 10:25:52 AM

randomjsa: /looks at 2010 results

Yeah, the Tea Party is such a huge problem for the Republicans.


Considering it's destroying their carefully constructed club exclusively by and for the super rich and remaking it into the American Taliban, I'd say it's quite the problem.
 
2013-01-04 10:27:58 AM
Its all fine and dandy till the teahadists start fighting back. THEN its gonna get good.
 
2013-01-04 10:29:32 AM

actualhuman: Khellendros: The "primary" problem exists because people don't care about local politics. People don't get involved at the city/county/state level, so we get only those candidates who were voted in at the local and state level over the last 15 years. Those people were put there by the fringe that votes in local elections.

So each time you complain about how the slate of candidates is terrible, filled with moonbats and wingnuts, ask yourself when was the last time you participated in your county or state elections. Ask yourself when you last got involved in city council or town hall meetings. That's where they start. And if only the "crazies" participate there, that's all you get at the national level once those parasites are done eating each other and advance.

but but but town council meetings? You practically need a sub-room-temperature IQ just to stay awake.


Exactly my point - when only one or two people in the room can chew bubblegum and walk at the same time, you need to put a mass of reasonable people in the room. The way it is now, the inanity is overseen and directed by the lawyer in the room on a power trip who knows how to pull favors. THAT'S the one that makes it onto the national scene. Not the one with the best ideas, or the one who got popular support. Nope, you get the sociopath who knows how to win the local election where only 3% of the city/county votes.

And then a few hundred of them get elected to congress using the same tactics on a national scale. A few dozen get elected governor, and a handful of the really, really crazy ones run for president when they hit middle age. And you end up with the 2012 GOP primary.
 
2013-01-04 10:29:43 AM

randomjsa: /looks at 2010 results

Yeah, the Tea Party is such a huge problem for the Republicans.


/Looks at the results of the election of George the First

yeah, the Germans are such a problem for the British.
 
2013-01-04 10:30:27 AM
/Looks at the results of the 1860 election
Yeah, the slavery question is such a problem for the US
 
2013-01-04 10:31:00 AM

sammyk: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2974838/posts


The Orange Menace

I lol'd
 
2013-01-04 10:31:52 AM
/looks at Japanese amassing naval fleet

Yeah, the Imperial Japanese Navy is such a problem for Pearl Harbor.
 
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