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(Politico)   Democrats team up with the Teahadists to take on the Mad Turtle. It's the Justice League of Stupid   ( politico.com) divider line
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2013-01-28 10:30:29 AM  
I was unaware that the Tea Party wanted to get rid of him. Not spend-cuty enough?
 
2013-01-28 10:47:50 AM  

Cythraul: I was unaware that the Tea Party wanted to get rid of him. Not spend-cuty enough?


He can read, has a basic comprehension of math, and has seen Bill Nye the Science Guy......in other words he's an elitist.
 
2013-01-28 10:47:56 AM  
"So hey Tea Party. We heard you guys don't like Mitch McConnell. Neither do we. How about we help you get rid of him and put in your own guy?"

"Okay, but this sounds too good to be true. What do you want from us?"

"Nothing. We just want you to be yourselves for the next four years."

"LOL Okay. Morons...."
 
2013-01-28 10:50:25 AM  
Only problem is, you have to hope Kentucky voters will evolve enough to pick somebody who isn't an even bigger asshole/doofus to replace McConnell. LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: the same people who voted Rand Paul into the Senate.
 
2013-01-28 10:50:49 AM  

Cythraul: I was unaware that the Tea Party wanted to get rid of him. Not spend-cuty enough?


article says they were unhappy about the bank bailouts and inreased payroll taxes and taxes on income over $450K.

That's some pretty dedicated nit-picking when you consider that McConnell's entire ethos is almost perfectly aligned with tea-party rhetoric: "Obey your corporate masters because they are your betters"
 
2013-01-28 10:51:07 AM  
If it weren't for Colbert, most people would believe that SC was an invention just to round out the number of states to 50, that it really doesn't exist and nothing of value ever comes from it.
 
2013-01-28 10:51:35 AM  
It worked for McCaskill in Missouri.
 
2013-01-28 10:53:02 AM  

BitwiseShift: If it weren't for Colbert, most people would believe that SC was an invention just to round out the number of states to 50, that it really doesn't exist and nothing of value ever comes from it.


I thought it was developed as America's "back of the classroom."
 
2013-01-28 10:53:21 AM  

rtaylor92: Cythraul: I was unaware that the Tea Party wanted to get rid of him. Not spend-cuty enough?

article says they were unhappy about the bank bailouts and inreased payroll taxes and taxes on income over $450K.

That's some pretty dedicated nit-picking when you consider that McConnell's entire ethos is almost perfectly aligned with tea-party rhetoric: "Obey your corporate masters because they are your betters"


Thanks. I was too lazy to read that whole article.

Yeah, it does seem a bit strange to me. I would think that if anyone in Congress represented the Tea Party best, it would be him.
 
2013-01-28 10:55:06 AM  
Even if they get someone derpier than McConnell elected, said candidate will not have the level of influence and entrenchment that McConnell has, so it would still be a plus.
 
2013-01-28 10:55:09 AM  
So basically they're ALL aquaman...
 
2013-01-28 10:55:21 AM  

Cythraul: I was unaware that the Tea Party wanted to get rid of him. Not spend-cuty enough?


The Tea Party thinks Saxby Chamblis isn't conservative enough.
 
2013-01-28 10:55:57 AM  

bmongar: It worked for McCaskill in Missouri.


Only because Akin wouldn't shut up. They'd have to find someone who can be relied on to say something mind-bogglingly derpy on a constant basis.

Where does Glenn Beck have residency now?
 
2013-01-28 10:56:10 AM  

Cythraul: I was unaware that the Tea Party wanted to get rid of him. Not spend-cuty enough?


At this point, the Tea Party is hostile toward the established GOP. Which consists of any GOP who was in office before 2010.
 
2013-01-28 10:57:53 AM  
If your goal is to get somebody elected who is more open to compromise and less ideologically beholden, the Teabaggers are clearly your best option.
 
2013-01-28 10:59:26 AM  

EyeballKid: Only problem is, you have to hope Kentucky voters will evolve enough to pick somebody who isn't an even bigger asshole/doofus to replace McConnell. LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: the same people who voted Rand Paul into the Senate.


That doesn't matter. Minority leader is largely based upon seniority. If Kentucky does elect some huge moran teabagger, some other old fart Senator will become minority leader.
 
2013-01-28 11:00:09 AM  

GoldSpider: If your goal is to get somebody elected who is more open to compromise and less ideologically beholden, the Teabaggers are clearly your best option.


They want to see The Turtle take a fall. If he's replaced with a Tea Derper candidate, the Democrats would have a better chance of winning the general election.

Even if he doesn't get primaried, McConnell will have spent a goodly amount of time, money and energy defending himself in the primary, making all kinds of crazy right-wing comments to appease the base and those will be used against him in the general election.

It makes good sense if you're a Democrat. They don't have a crazy fringe with big money backing them.
 
2013-01-28 11:00:43 AM  
Well, it's a good thing the GOP learned from its mistakes this past election cycle, and is steering itself towards a moderate position to attract more independents (real ones, not the FARK kind).
 
2013-01-28 11:01:20 AM  
Teahadists? That never gets old. Particularly since its OWS that tried to commit a major act of terrorism.
 
2013-01-28 11:02:11 AM  

Infernalist: It makes good sense if you're a Democrat. They don't have a crazy fringe with big money backing them.


I'm not sure replacing McConnell with a Teajadist is the best thing for the country right now. Perhaps for the Democratic Party...
 
2013-01-28 11:02:26 AM  

randomjsa: Teahadists? That never gets old. Particularly since its OWS that tried to commit a major act of terrorism.


Enjoying the Entertainment tab, boyo?
 
2013-01-28 11:04:23 AM  
Yeah, but they're ALL the Manhunter...
 
2013-01-28 11:10:53 AM  

GoldSpider: Infernalist: It makes good sense if you're a Democrat. They don't have a crazy fringe with big money backing them.

I'm not sure replacing McConnell with a Teajadist is the best thing for the country right now. Perhaps for the Democratic Party...


What's good for the Democratic Party is good for the country in this case.

Replacing an established influential GOPer with deep pockets with a foaming-at-the-mouth Tea Derper with zero influence, seniority and/or authority would result in a weakened GOP altogether and that's good for the country.

The sooner they're crippled to the point of being forced to become a rational sane party again, the better off everyone is.
 
2013-01-28 11:29:42 AM  

BitwiseShift: If it weren't for Colbert, most people would believe that SC was an invention just to round out the number of states to 50, that it really doesn't exist and nothing of value ever comes from it.


Because Charleston is just awful...
 
2013-01-28 11:53:22 AM  
He committed the cardinal sin of the Tea Party. He worked with Obama to pass something, rather than obstruct obstruct obstruct.
 
2013-01-28 12:08:31 PM  

Old_Wharrgarbl: He committed the cardinal sin of the Tea Party. He worked with Obama to pass something, rather than obstruct obstruct obstruct.


If this gambit of the DNC really works, I *hope* it is *the* wake-up call for the GOP to get their f*cking shiat together.
 
2013-01-28 12:32:00 PM  
I dunno about this. The Talking Turtle is truly a reeking crapstain on the underwear of Uncle Sam, but I fear that since "Teabagger" is synonymous with "deranged Nazi butthole", we could end up getting someone far, far worse.
 
2013-01-28 12:35:37 PM  

Infernalist: What's good for the Democratic Party is good for the country in this case.

Replacing an established influential GOPer with deep pockets with a foaming-at-the-mouth Tea Derper with zero influence, seniority and/or authority would result in a weakened GOP altogether and that's good for the country.


On top of that, people need to realize that while Mitch is a total douche bag, he's COMPETENT at being a douche bag. Mitch can get more douchebaggery done by 8 am on Monday then most douchebags get done in a Month.
 
2013-01-28 12:38:23 PM  

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Draw Mitch and YOU can be the minority leader!

 
2013-01-28 01:03:38 PM  

Infernalist: What's good for the Democratic Party is good for the country in this case.


Hot damn, I was about to type those exact words.

That actually applies more often than not these days.
 
2013-01-28 01:42:56 PM  

ArkPanda:

Only because Akin wouldn't shut up. They'd have to find someone who can be relied on to say something mind-bogglingly derpy on a constant basis.

Where does Glenn Beck have residency now?



Have you ever known a moron to shut up?
 
2013-01-28 04:36:41 PM  

EyeballKid: Only problem is, you have to hope Kentucky voters will evolve enough to pick somebody who isn't an even bigger asshole/doofus to replace McConnell.


Actually, the Democrats hope to find someone so far to the right for the GOP to run that the Tea Party will embrace them in leg-humping rapture, but most voters in the general election will flinch from the whacko and vote Democratic.

Difficulty, about the same as you suggest: RAND PAUL!!!
 
2013-01-28 05:37:07 PM  

randomjsa: Teahadists? That never gets old. Particularly since its OWS that tried to commit a major act of terrorism.


You guys bought that chicken a really awesome dinner, didn't you? Should have let it know that you were expecting it to put out when you were doing so.
 
2013-01-28 11:59:16 PM  

randomjsa: Teahadists? That never gets old. Particularly since its OWS that tried to commit a major act of terrorism.


Terrorism is not just booms.
 
2013-01-29 12:26:12 AM  
As a Kentuckian Libertarian I'm considering registering as a republican just to screw this asshole over in the most efficient way possible.
 
2013-01-29 10:32:00 AM  

Girion47: As a Kentuckian Libertarian I'm considering registering as a republican just to screw this asshole over in the most efficient way possible.


You said "Republican" twice.
 
2013-01-29 01:32:42 PM  

EyeballKid: Girion47: As a Kentuckian Libertarian I'm considering registering as a republican just to screw this asshole over in the most efficient way possible.

You said "Republican" twice.


ummm no. I'm not allowed to be a real republican, for you see, I'm an atheist that thinks drugs should be legal, gays marry, and I see value in social support programs.
 
2013-01-29 10:00:25 PM  

Girion47: EyeballKid: Girion47: As a Kentuckian Libertarian I'm considering registering as a republican just to screw this asshole over in the most efficient way possible.

You said "Republican" twice.

ummm no. I'm not allowed to be a real republican, for you see, I'm an atheist that thinks drugs should be legal, gays marry, and I see value in social support programs.


So a Democrat?
 
2013-01-29 10:09:35 PM  

somedude210: Girion47: EyeballKid: Girion47: As a Kentuckian Libertarian I'm considering registering as a republican just to screw this asshole over in the most efficient way possible.

You said "Republican" twice.

ummm no. I'm not allowed to be a real republican, for you see, I'm an atheist that thinks drugs should be legal, gays marry, and I see value in social support programs.

So a Democrat?


somedude210: Girion47: EyeballKid: Girion47: As a Kentuckian Libertarian I'm considering registering as a republican just to screw this asshole over in the most efficient way possible.

You said "Republican" twice.

ummm no. I'm not allowed to be a real republican, for you see, I'm an atheist that thinks drugs should be legal, gays marry, and I see value in social support programs.

So a Democrat?


somedude210: Girion47: EyeballKid: Girion47: As a Kentuckian Libertarian I'm considering registering as a republican just to screw this asshole over in the most efficient way possible.

You said "Republican" twice.

ummm no. I'm not allowed to be a real republican, for you see, I'm an atheist that thinks drugs should be legal, gays marry, and I see value in social support programs.

So a Democrat?


Democrats love government bloat, I'm opposed to it.

Either way both parties shiat the bed in 2001 when the Patriot Act almost passed unanimously, to be honest, being labeled either party is offensive considering how little either party represents the majority of their constituents.
 
2013-01-29 10:26:54 PM  

Girion47: Democrats love government bloat, I'm opposed to it.


As opposed to bloat in Fark comments....
 
2013-01-29 10:47:56 PM  

abb3w: Girion47: Democrats love government bloat, I'm opposed to it.

As opposed to bloat in Fark comments....


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