Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mother Jones)   Bobby Jindal thinks the GOP needs to go so far right that even Reagan would look like a radical lefty-liberal   (motherjones.com) divider line 147
    More: Followup, Bobby Jindal, GOP, GOP needs, John C. Calhoun, first State of the Union, window dressing, social conservatism  
•       •       •

3023 clicks; posted to Politics » on 28 Jan 2013 at 2:50 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



147 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-28 10:41:00 AM  
They've already done this.
 
2013-01-28 11:33:46 AM  
so basically the GOP has learned nothing from the last election losses....
 
2013-01-28 11:54:08 AM  

Rindred: They've already done this.


Much like everything else in GOP land - their historical understanding is horribly wrong.
 
2013-01-28 12:20:05 PM  
And why the hell would I care what a socialist Louisiana governor has to say about Ronald Reagan?
 
2013-01-28 12:41:23 PM  

Rindred: They've already done this.


www.picbadges.com
 
2013-01-28 12:50:55 PM  

Weaver95: so basically the GOP has learned nothing from the last election losses....


i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-28 01:44:12 PM  
But don't be the stupid party!
 
2013-01-28 01:45:15 PM  

Bontesla: Rindred: They've already done this.

Much like everything else in GOP land - their historical understanding is horribly wrong.


Again.

I got young folks in my life who swear Reagan did this and that and think Im full of shiat when I talk about how it really was in the 80s (and I voted for him).

These folks believe outright lies because it make them feel good. Creeps me out just thinking about it - especially having just visited a few Holocaust sites.

Beware the True Believers.
 
2013-01-28 01:50:25 PM  
Sounds reasonable. If you don't actually want to win any elections
 
2013-01-28 01:50:59 PM  
are there any smart republicans left? seriously.
 
2013-01-28 01:52:16 PM  

FlashHarry: are there any smart republicans left? seriously.


I keep looking and not finding any.
 
2013-01-28 01:56:06 PM  

Rindred: They've already done this.


i159.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-28 01:56:14 PM  
When you lose, you need to double down?
 
2013-01-28 02:04:19 PM  

hubiestubert: When you lose, you need to double down?


I was hoping the GOP would have taken the time to stop and review what worked for 'em and what didn't.  then they could confront some uncomfortable truths, fix what needs fixing and maybe actually become a viable party once again.  instead, it looks like the GOP needs to lose MORE ground and get kicked in the 'nads a few more times before they finally start to realize that maybe the problem isn't 'lazy voters looking for a santa clause handout' and is something within the GOP ideology.
 
2013-01-28 02:11:06 PM  
That is why you fail.

Jindal will be a forgotten soul in 3 years. Just like he was last time.
 
2013-01-28 02:19:57 PM  

Weaver95: hubiestubert: When you lose, you need to double down?

I was hoping the GOP would have taken the time to stop and review what worked for 'em and what didn't.  then they could confront some uncomfortable truths, fix what needs fixing and maybe actually become a viable party once again.  instead, it looks like the GOP needs to lose MORE ground and get kicked in the 'nads a few more times before they finally start to realize that maybe the problem isn't 'lazy voters looking for a santa clause handout' and is something within the GOP ideology.


That was my hope when the last election cycle ended. Instead, we got the TEA Party nonsense, a three ring circus replacing the leadership, and DERP rewarding idiocy, and now it is becoming the standard. In part, we can look to the Kochs and other media types helping shape the party, and with FOX News being essentially an apparatus of the party, not just as a cheerleader, but a force that shape policy in order to drive up ad revenue and ratings, it has only encouraged MOAR shenanigans and idiocy, because that is what works to keep the ratings up. It is image over substance. The substance, that is for behind closed doors, and the image has to be fighting for FREEDOM while the policy itself is divorced from anything remotely looking like the talking points, and instead, we have folks who are hired to do nothing but spin whatever is done or said, and in convenient bite sized doses.


At this point, the policy and the hype are deeply intertwined though, but the hype has to defend often the indefensible, but somehow, it gets spun so that even the most basic assaults on our privacy and freedoms is patriotic, and efforts to deliver equality and guarantees on our rights is Un-American--because those things are inconvenient.



lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-01-28 02:20:45 PM  

FlashHarry: are there any smart republicans left? seriously.


Chris Christie? Thats the only name I can think of.
 
2013-01-28 02:22:17 PM  
If we created American government today, we would not dream of taking money out of people's pockets, sending it all the way to Washington, handing it over to politicians and bureaucrats to staple thousands of pages of artificial and political instructions to it, then wear that money out by grinding it through the engine of bureaucratic friction...and then sending what's left of it back to the states, where it all started, in order to grow the American economy.

is it possible to conceive of a modern government that doesn't include some function of collecting and redistributing resources? isn't this basically calling for an abolition of the federal government?
 
2013-01-28 02:28:26 PM  

thomps: If we created American government today, we would not dream of taking money out of people's pockets, sending it all the way to Washington, handing it over to politicians and bureaucrats to staple thousands of pages of artificial and political instructions to it, then wear that money out by grinding it through the engine of bureaucratic friction...and then sending what's left of it back to the states, where it all started, in order to grow the American economy.

is it possible to conceive of a modern government that doesn't include some function of collecting and redistributing resources? isn't this basically calling for an abolition of the federal government?


What's funny, is that these folks have absolutely no problem grinding that cash through corporate bureaucratic friction. When the cash goes to friends, that's good business sense. When it goes to people that they don't receive cash from, then it's pork...

At some point, we need to get the cash out of the election process, and end the golden parachutes that result...
 
2013-01-28 02:52:55 PM  
Wasn't he saying just last week that the GOP needs to drop the derp...........epic fail.
 
2013-01-28 02:54:48 PM  
Fark people keep saying how the republicans are doooomed (read like Zim). They will be around for quite some time no matter what strategy they take.
 
2013-01-28 02:56:04 PM  
I love the Mother Jones url "bobby-jindal-running-president-he-might-win".

He might be Republican, but seriously Jindal has no hope of winning.

The man performed exorcisms, and botched Louisiana's response to the oil spill.

He has less chance than Charlie Crist does of winning the nom.

Besides if the pattern holds, Santorum will be the nominee, which is more frightening, honestly.
 
2013-01-28 02:56:26 PM  

Bleck: Fark people keep saying how the republicans are doooomed (read like Zim). They will be around for quite some time no matter what strategy they take.


I shall send them to their MOOSEY FATE!
 
2013-01-28 02:56:28 PM  
If we created American government today, we would not dream of taking money out of people's pockets, sending it all the way to Washington...

Because states, such as Louisiana for example, are shining beacons of efficiency.

Frankly, I'd rather see us shrink state (and local) governments and send MORE to Washington. It's easier to root out waste and corruption in one organization than it is in 50.
 
2013-01-28 02:56:33 PM  

Weaver95: hubiestubert: When you lose, you need to double down?

I was hoping the GOP would have taken the time to stop and review what worked for 'em and what didn't.  then they could confront some uncomfortable truths, fix what needs fixing and maybe actually become a viable party once again.  instead, it looks like the GOP needs to lose MORE ground and get kicked in the 'nads a few more times before they finally start to realize that maybe the problem isn't 'lazy voters looking for a santa clause handout' and is something within the GOP ideology.


That wasn't going to happen when Romney won the nomination. I think it will take a "star" Tea Party candidate losing the presidency to finally trigger a potential meltdown. All the time a "moderate" (for the GOP anyway) ends up as the candidate they will keep thinking further right is the solution to political success.
 
2013-01-28 02:57:47 PM  

Citrate1007: Wasn't he saying just last week that the GOP needs to drop the derp...........epic fail.



Came here to say this. My guess is that his party didn't like his comments.
 
2013-01-28 02:58:37 PM  
REPUBLICANS: Why do you vote for these god damn morons? They are driving you off a f*cking cliff. Seriously, let them take an ass pounding in every election until they wise-the-f*ck up. Jump ship like I did 12 years ago when the clown show just started getting going.

Don't be a f*cking enabler. Be a sodomizer. Sodomize them with your ballot.

//the more you know
 
2013-01-28 02:59:21 PM  

Bleck: Fark people keep saying how the republicans are doooomed (read like Zim). They will be around for quite some time no matter what strategy they take.


Racism/Bigotry is still alive and well in the south.
 
2013-01-28 02:59:55 PM  

DamnYankees: But don't be the stupid party!


Don't be stupid, be a smarty -
Come and join the Republican Party!
 
2013-01-28 03:05:54 PM  
Does Jindal really think that the hyper-xenophobic neo-Nazi lunatics he's courting will stick with him and not drop his pandering ass for a white guy as soon as they can? Come on, Republican or not, he can't be that stupid.
 
2013-01-28 03:07:11 PM  

Therion: DamnYankees: But don't be the stupid party!

Don't be stupid, be a smarty -
Come and join the Republican Party!




Damn you. I was racing down to the comment box to post that.
 
2013-01-28 03:07:54 PM  
Do it, GOP!
Please back into a corner.
Die, and fade away.
 
2013-01-28 03:08:13 PM  
...If it's worth doing, block grant it to the states. If it's something you don't trust the states to do, then maybe Washington shouldn't do it at all.

So if we can't trust the states to do it, just don't do it?

Is this a dog whistle call to repealing civil rights...?
 
2013-01-28 03:09:17 PM  

Weaver95: so basically the GOP has learned nothing from the last election losses....


What they're learning is that they need to use artful gerrymandering to cook up electoral majorities from the kettleful of greedy, fearful, xenophobic, racist, and/or wooden-headed voters who make up their base.
 
2013-01-28 03:10:35 PM  

Bleck: Fark people keep saying how the republicans are doooomed (read like Zim). They will be around for quite some time no matter what strategy they take.


Oh, they'll certainly be around. But their relevance will decline further and further everywhere that's not the South, until they finally break apart and a new party arises from the ashes.
 
2013-01-28 03:10:52 PM  

meat0918: I love the Mother Jones url "bobby-jindal-running-president-he-might-win".

He might be Republican, but seriously Jindal has no hope of winning.

The man performed exorcisms, and botched Louisiana's response to the oil spill.

He has less chance than Charlie Crist does of winning the nom.

Besides if the pattern holds, Santorum will be the nominee, which is more frightening, honestly.



Unlike all but a few Republican conservatives he can speak for more than two minutes without trying to justify rape.
 
2013-01-28 03:11:09 PM  

xria: That wasn't going to happen when Romney won the nomination. I think it will take a "star" Tea Party candidate losing the presidency to finally trigger a potential meltdown. All the time a "moderate" (for the GOP anyway) ends up as the candidate they will keep thinking further right is the solution to political success.


Any time somebody tells me that "A RINO cannot win," I point out to them that one of the main reasons for McCain's massive loss to Obama had bugger all to do with McCain himself - that nobody wanted Palin to be one heart attack away from the presidency - and who the fark is further right than Palin?
 
2013-01-28 03:11:42 PM  
It doesn't matter.

He's a weird Muslim type. He'll never get the GOP nomination.
 
2013-01-28 03:13:49 PM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-01-28 03:14:32 PM  
Oh shiat, that's not a punchline...he's serious!
 
2013-01-28 03:17:22 PM  

Weaver95: so basically the GOP has learned nothing from the last election losses....


Hardly. They learned the same lesson they learn every time they lose an election; they lost because they weren't conservative enough. It gets worse when a loss like 2008 is followed up with a victory like 2010, because they start to think that "we weren't conservative enough" really is the answer.
 
2013-01-28 03:19:36 PM  
Volcano monitoring?
 
2013-01-28 03:22:30 PM  
I can tell all of you liberals that my self and my friends that are all Republican are going to vote for Bobby Jindal in in 2016. And do you want to know the reason why? Because he's the only candidate that has put Christ first and foremost in his life. He also understands how energy works. Here in Florida there's a liberal named Jeb Bush that banned offshore drilling in Florida, Jindal didn't do that in Louisiana.

"I began reading the Bible to disprove the Christian faith I was learning both to admire and despise. I cannot begin to describe my feelings when I first read the New Testament texts. I saw myself in many of the parables and felt as if the Bible had been written especially for me. After reading every book I could find on the historical accuracy of the Bible and Christianity, I was convinced that the Bible had remained unaltered throughout the centuries and that circumstances surrounding Christ's death led to the conversions of thousands." _Bobby Jindal
 
2013-01-28 03:22:49 PM  

meat0918: Besides if the pattern holds, Santorum will be the nominee, which is more frightening, honestly.


I get the weirdest boner from the thought of that happening. Hillary will squash him like a bug.
 
2013-01-28 03:25:46 PM  

His Sonshine: I can tell all of you liberals that my self and my friends that are all Republican are going to vote for Bobby Jindal in in 2016. And do you want to know the reason why? Because he's the only candidate that has put Christ first and foremost in his life. He also understands how energy works. Here in Florida there's a liberal named Jeb Bush that banned offshore drilling in Florida, Jindal didn't do that in Louisiana.

"I began reading the Bible to disprove the Christian faith I was learning both to admire and despise. I cannot begin to describe my feelings when I first read the New Testament texts. I saw myself in many of the parables and felt as if the Bible had been written especially for me. After reading every book I could find on the historical accuracy of the Bible and Christianity, I was convinced that the Bible had remained unaltered throughout the centuries and that circumstances surrounding Christ's death led to the conversions of thousands." _Bobby Jindal


EvangeBot-like typing detected. Looks like Pat Robertson's investment in AIM chat rooms 10 years ago paid off.
 
2013-01-28 03:27:04 PM  

Citrate1007: Bleck: Fark people keep saying how the republicans are doooomed (read like Zim). They will be around for quite some time no matter what strategy they take.

Racism/Bigotry is still alive and well in the south.


It's still alive almost everywhere in the US. You just have to know where to look. To my amusement, when I relocated from southern MD to upstate NY for college, I discovered that idiot rednecks were not the sole propriety of the southern states. They're everywhere in the country; there's simply more of them in the south. Hence, the GOP unfortunately still has a base that is alive and well.
 
2013-01-28 03:27:06 PM  

Weaver95: so basically the GOP has learned nothing from the last election losses....


Nope. In fact, they completely disregard how America was thoroughly disgusted with the gop's vile policies and instead think "Well, I guess we didn't do well enough into bullsh*tting these moochers and takers".

It's like they live in a bubble in a bubble inside ANOTHER bubble.
 
2013-01-28 03:29:03 PM  
Republicans were getting beaten
What a sad, sad story
Needed a new leader to restore
Their former glory
Where, oh where was he?
Where could that man be?
We looked around, and then we found
The man for you and me


And now it's
Springtime for Old, White Republicans
Never been richer before
Tax cuts for all our fellow millionaires
Don't care what little people think is fair

Springtime for Old White Republicans
Priebus will lead us once more
Springtime for Old White Republicans
Watch out liberals, we're going on tour!
 
2013-01-28 03:31:10 PM  
This is news? Link

I still find it interesting that the GOP have practically disowned all of their former presidents and presidential candidates. Was Bush around supporting any of the candidates, or even mentioned by them?
 
2013-01-28 03:32:31 PM  

Rindred: They've already done this.


You'd think that they had gone as full-retard as possible. But you'd be WRONG! They can ALWAYS go one higher!

img233.imageshack.us



I say double down GOP! The chicken is still twitching.
 
Displayed 50 of 147 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report