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(Politico)   The GOP civil war contines: Rove's new SuperPAC is mocked by two conservative groups for not being conservative enough. I smell popcorn cooking   (politico.com) divider line 202
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2013-02-04 10:49:37 AM
Lets see if we can get a party that wants to cut government spending and controls while at the same time keeping it's view on woman private parts private.

Hey! I can dream!
 
2013-02-04 10:57:42 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets see if we can get a party that wants to cut government spending and controls while at the same time keeping it's view on woman private parts private.

Hey! I can dream!


No love for the gheys or immigrants?
 
2013-02-04 11:00:25 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets see if we can get a party that wants to cut government spending and controls while at the same time keeping it's view on woman private parts private.

Hey! I can dream!


Why not dream for daily supermodels handjobs while you're at it
 
2013-02-04 11:19:01 AM
I, for one, look forward to the hilarity soon to come in the very near future as begun, the Potato Wars have.

"Gentlemen: today we ride our Hoverounds into destiny, for today we will once and for all eliminate the liberal RINO socialists who believe that Ronald Reagan's urine is naught but 87 octane, whereas we, the TRUE Conservative Tea Patriots, know that Ronald Reagan's holy eliminations are worthy to power NASCAR engines!!!"
 
2013-02-04 11:19:45 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets see if we can get a party that wants to cut government spending and controls while at the same time keeping it's view on woman private parts private.

Hey! I can dream!


If you're implying that there's a (relevant) political party that actually wants to cut government spending, I'd have to disagree. Republicans might despise all those welfare queens living the good life off their precious tax dollars but don't ask them about cutting spending on defense, oil/corn subsidies, foreign aid to countries that hate us or corporate welfare.
 
2013-02-04 11:28:54 AM
this news amuses me greatly.
 
2013-02-04 11:45:11 AM
I'm amused at how the Republican Party thinks that after creating the Tea Party, they can so easily shut it down.
 
2013-02-04 11:46:09 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I, for one, look forward to the hilarity soon to come in the very near future as begun, the Potato Wars have.

"Gentlemen: today we ride our Hoverounds into destiny, for today we will once and for all eliminate the liberal RINO socialists who believe that Ronald Reagan's urine is naught but 87 octane, whereas we, the TRUE Conservative Tea Patriots, know that Ronald Reagan's holy eliminations are worthy to power NASCAR engines!!!"


"They will take our guns, they will take our liberty and hoverrounds, but they shall never take....OUR POTATOS!!"

"Once more into the potato, dear derpers, once more!"

Weaver95: this news amuses me greatly.


There is both a mixture of excitement and glee...and a wee bit of sadness that it's had to come to this.
 
2013-02-04 11:55:28 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets see if we can get a party that wants to cut government spending and controls while at the same time keeping it's view on woman private parts private.

Hey! I can dream!


From my armchair, what I see is that they are getting clobbered on social issues. Maybe they're finally realizing that.
 
2013-02-04 11:55:29 AM
This GOP civil war stuff is like the best troll bait ever!
 
2013-02-04 11:55:37 AM

jake_lex: I'm amused at how the Republican Party thinks that after creating the Tea Party, they can so easily shut it down.


evangelicals and rabid tea baggers in a massive public slap fight over the future of the Republican party.  oh, and the money men caught in the middle.  this is gonna be AWESOME!
 
2013-02-04 12:09:50 PM
I don't know who to root for!

Let's just hope it's a vicious and long drawn-out battle.
 
2013-02-04 12:19:01 PM

Cythraul: No love for the gheys or immigrants?


I think that's a problem right there. Every elected Republican falls for it. I'd love for just once when the get a question about gays, immigrants or woman for the Republican candidate to just look into the camera and say "I don't care what subsection you want to talk about, I want to help all Americans". I think that is the only way for the Republicans to win the subsection battle. And if that doesn't work we would have proof positive that people only vote Democrat for what handouts they are promised. I'd love to hear the exit polling interviews after that. Well I couldn't vote for the Republican he was going to treat me like everyone else and not give me special stuff.

stratagos: Why not dream for daily supermodels handjobs while you're at it


I do.

Mugato: If you're implying that there's a (relevant) political party that actually wants to cut government spending, I'd have to disagree. Republicans might despise all those welfare queens living the good life off their precious tax dollars but don't ask them about cutting spending on defense, oil/corn subsidies, foreign aid to countries that hate us or corporate welfare.


exactly. Right now that party doesn't exist. It would be wonderful that after all this the Tea Party kicks all the social issue (ie bible thumpers) to the curb and makes a party that is about fiscal issues and a we dont care what you do behind close doors social issues party. Ok we can't afford to police the social vices of our populace! End the war on Drugs! End foreign aid that doesn't directly help us. Cut and cut deep. You want to add millions to the Medicaid rolls? Well find a way to fund it and I'm all for it.

nekom: From my armchair, what I see is that they are getting clobbered on social issues. Maybe they're finally realizing that.


We can only hope.
 
2013-02-04 12:22:01 PM
*maniacal laughter*
 
2013-02-04 12:22:09 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I don't know who to root for!

Let's just hope it's a vicious and long drawn-out battle.


it's like when I watched 'Enemy at the Gates' - soviet snipers vs nazi troops in the burned out rubble of stalingrad.  there didn't seem to be any good guys in that movie...just people who were either deluded, trapped in a really crappy situation or slightly less evil than everyone else around them at the time.

I get that same vibe from this story - nobody involved in this mess is a good guy, just a bunch of delusional fools, fanatics and slightly less evil people than everyone around them.
 
2013-02-04 12:24:57 PM
The freeper thread on this was amusing. Essentially, more establishment GOP candidates lost elections than tea party candidates, so derp onward!
 
2013-02-04 12:26:54 PM
If only they'd wipe each other out, they're basically the two reasons I'm not republican anymore...

Fark Rove.

Fark the tea party...
 
2013-02-04 12:27:00 PM

theknuckler_33: The freeper thread on this was amusing. Essentially, more establishment GOP candidates lost elections than tea party candidates, so derp onward!


link or it didn't happen!
 
2013-02-04 12:27:56 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well I couldn't vote for the Republican he was going to treat me like everyone else and not give me special stuff.


Special stuff only belongs to corporations and rich people.

Carry on, tool.
 
2013-02-04 12:28:25 PM

theknuckler_33: The freeper thread on this was amusing. Essentially, more establishment GOP candidates lost elections than tea party candidates, so derp onward!


I love it when that happens - the GOP loses a ranking member and replaces them with a much less powerful newbie with no contacts, a much smaller warchest and chip on their shoulder.  meanwhile, the Democrats all move up a slot in seniority.
 
2013-02-04 12:28:32 PM

theknuckler_33: The freeper thread on this was amusing. Essentially, more establishment GOP candidates lost elections than tea party candidates, so derp onward!


The difference between establishment Republicans and Tea Partiers - the latter doesn't hide behind weasel words or misdirection. Otherwise, the two are indistinguishable.
 
2013-02-04 12:31:13 PM

jake_lex: I'm amused at how the Republican Party thinks that after creating the Tea Party, they can so easily shut it down.


I can't believe that after the gop constantly poked the hornet's nest that they are now getting stung.

My word, who could have ever predicted that happening?
 
2013-02-04 12:31:57 PM
Rove vs. Koch Bros, the only real winner here will be the Dems
 
2013-02-04 12:32:31 PM

Cythraul: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets see if we can get a party that wants to cut government spending and controls while at the same time keeping it's view on woman private parts private.

Hey! I can dream!

No love for the gheys or immigrants?


They're called Rockefeller Republicans, and they're heading the way of the dodo bird if this keeps up.

Christ.

jake_lex: I'm amused at how the Republican Party thinks that after creating the Tea Party, they can so easily shut it down.


My father is a tea partier, and he LOATHES the Republicans.  At least the current batch.  He wanted RON PAUL to get the nom.

Weaver95: this news amuses me greatly.


Oh, yeah, me, too.  More GOP fail.  Will they ever learn?

/not holding my breath over here
 
2013-02-04 12:33:50 PM

monoski: Rove vs. Koch Bros, the only real winner here will be the Dems


even if the GOP managed somehow to NOT have this civil war, they'd STILL lose tho...the GOP ideology isn't at all palatable to most of the country.  I think the GOP leadership knows that, and that's why they're trying to gerrymander themselves safe districts and/or rig the electoral collage now while they can still swing it.  if they can't win on ideas, then they can cheat like motherf*ckers.
 
2013-02-04 12:34:14 PM

jake_lex: I'm amused at how the Republican Party thinks that after creating the Tea Party, they can so easily shut it down.


The Party has a way of sort of just shutting things down.
 
2013-02-04 12:34:46 PM
Conservative Victory Project

So, I noticed there's nothing about improving America in your platform...
 
2013-02-04 12:36:38 PM
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SPLITTERS!!!
 
2013-02-04 12:38:30 PM
In the word of Homer Simpson "There's a *new* Karl Rove superPAC?"

/ Fix Old, No New
 
2013-02-04 12:39:51 PM
www.filmmisery.com

Gene Wilder = GOP

Peter Boyle = Tea Party

Marty Feldman & Terri Gar = Centrist Republicans



/i no can haz photoshoop
 
2013-02-04 12:40:35 PM
The GOP war will contine after the break.
 
2013-02-04 12:41:07 PM

Weaver95: monoski: Rove vs. Koch Bros, the only real winner here will be the Dems

even if the GOP managed somehow to NOT have this civil war, they'd STILL lose tho...the GOP ideology isn't at all palatable to most of the country.  I think the GOP leadership knows that, and that's why they're trying to gerrymander themselves safe districts and/or rig the electoral collage now while they can still swing it.  if they can't win on ideas, then they can cheat like motherf*ckers.


Yep, hatred for gays and fear of abortion is not getting it done anymore so when your only remaining platform is trickle-down and tax cuts for a small sliver of the populace gonna have to resort to rigging the votes.
 
2013-02-04 12:41:44 PM

xanadian: Cythraul: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets see if we can get a party that wants to cut government spending and controls while at the same time keeping it's view on woman private parts private.

Hey! I can dream!

No love for the gheys or immigrants?

They're called Rockefeller Republicans, and they're heading the way of the dodo bird if this keeps up.


Yeah, the "Reagan Revolution" pretty much guillotined that part of the GOP.
 
2013-02-04 12:42:16 PM

monoski: Rove vs. Koch Bros, the only real winner here will be the Dems


also popcorn makers.
 
2013-02-04 12:43:01 PM
I think it's imperative the GOP and any conservative SuperPACs focus on returning to a strong, far-right platform.
 
2013-02-04 12:43:17 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Cythraul: No love for the gheys or immigrants?

I think that's a problem right there. Every elected Republican falls for it. I'd love for just once when the get a question about gays, immigrants or woman for the Republican candidate to just look into the camera and say "I don't care what subsection you want to talk about, I want to help all Americans". I think that is the only way for the Republicans to win the subsection battle. And if that doesn't work we would have proof positive that people only vote Democrat for what handouts they are promised. I'd love to hear the exit polling interviews after that. Well I couldn't vote for the Republican he was going to treat me like everyone else and not give me special stuff.


No, what we'd have is the situation where people would (rightly) not believe a word oozing from that particular GOPpers lie-hole based on the history of the Republic Party and continue to vote for the people who AREN'T trying to enforce outdated mores and conventions on people who don't believe in their magic sky fairy.
 
2013-02-04 12:44:13 PM

monoski: Weaver95: monoski: Rove vs. Koch Bros, the only real winner here will be the Dems

even if the GOP managed somehow to NOT have this civil war, they'd STILL lose tho...the GOP ideology isn't at all palatable to most of the country.  I think the GOP leadership knows that, and that's why they're trying to gerrymander themselves safe districts and/or rig the electoral collage now while they can still swing it.  if they can't win on ideas, then they can cheat like motherf*ckers.

Yep, hatred for gays and fear of abortion is not getting it done anymore so when your only remaining platform is trickle-down and tax cuts for a small sliver of the populace gonna have to resort to rigging the votes.


You'd think a man like David Koch--who is FOR gay marriage, stem-cell research, etc--would tell the teabaggers to SHUT IT if they expect any more donations from him.

*shrug*

Guess you back the guys who most *closely* align with your views, even if it isn't a perfect match.
 
2013-02-04 12:44:27 PM

Weaver95: even if the GOP managed somehow to NOT have this civil war, they'd STILL lose tho...the GOP ideology isn't at all palatable to most of the country.


I'm not sure if that is true. 57.6 million people voted for the Republican candidate for president. And looking at his personal likeability score they didn't do it because they liked the guy.

Let me guess they are all racist? Or maybe just maybe they believe that government doesn't solve problems but creates them? And while the current batch of Republicans are only paying lip service to that at least they are closer to that ideal than Democrats.
 
2013-02-04 12:45:58 PM

Mugato: Republicans might despise all those welfare queens living the good life off their precious tax dollars but don't ask them about cutting spending on defense, oil/corn subsidies, foreign aid to countries that hate us or corporate welfare.


Haven't you heard? The new hotness is the GOP wants the sequester to happen. Probably because Obama, in the last debate, said the sequester "won't happen".
 
2013-02-04 12:46:23 PM

xanadian: No love for the gheys or immigrants?

They're called Rockefeller Republicans, and they're heading the way of the dodo bird if this keeps up.

Christ.


What's a 'Rockefeller Republican?' Socially liberal yet economically conservative Republicans?

My father is a tea partier

I'm sorry.
 
2013-02-04 12:46:30 PM
So we have a guy who lost 99% of the money entrusted to him... versus a group that put up candidates that singlehandedly (Angle, Akin, Mourdock, Buck, O'Donnell) cost the party control of the Senate due to being completely unelectable loons.

Is this like when you turn on football and they give you Browns vs. Raiders?
 
2013-02-04 12:47:19 PM

SpectroBoy: [www.filmmisery.com image 850x464]

Gene Wilder = GOP

Peter Boyle = Tea Party

Marty Feldman & Terri Gar = Centrist Republicans

/i no can haz photoshoop


SedaGIVE?!?!?!?
 
2013-02-04 12:48:01 PM

Weaver95: jake_lex: I'm amused at how the Republican Party thinks that after creating the Tea Party, they can so easily shut it down.

evangelicals and rabid tea baggers in a massive public slap fight over the future of the Republican party.  oh, and the money men caught in the middle.  this is gonna be AWESOME!


Meh, they'll just fund the sane conservative party that already exists.
 
2013-02-04 12:49:04 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'd love to hear the exit polling interviews after that. Well I couldn't vote for the Republican he was going to treat me like everyone else and not give me special stuff.


You can exit poll corporations?
 
2013-02-04 12:50:22 PM

sugardave: No, what we'd have is the situation where people would (rightly) not believe a word oozing from that particular GOPpers lie-hole based on the history of the Republic Party and continue to vote for the people who AREN'T trying to enforce outdated mores and conventions on people who don't believe in their magic sky fairy.


And there are high numbers of people trusting the Democrats right now?! Right now we trust mechanical and used car sales more than we trust politicians.

Creditability is an issue on both sides.
 
2013-02-04 12:51:20 PM

somedude210: "They will take our guns, they will take our liberty and hoverrounds, but they shall never take....OUR POTATOS!!"

"Once more into the potato, dear derpers, once more!"


Can we put an arrow through the knee of this meme now?
 
2013-02-04 12:51:43 PM

Cythraul: My father is a tea partier

I'm sorry.


Thanks.  :(

Cythraul: What's a 'Rockefeller Republican?' Socially liberal yet economically conservative Republicans?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_Republican

Nixon was one  (Wikipedia even said he followed Keynesian economics !!!!).  I'm sure that whole boondoggle didn't help the brand name any.  Other notables:  former Sen. Snowe, and Sen. Collins.  They're pretty close to that.

We seem to have some relatively sane Republicans up here.  Even our "teabagger" governor isn't as far off the rails as people like Akin.
 
2013-02-04 12:51:55 PM

xanadian: Yep, hatred for gays and fear of abortion is not getting it done anymore so when your only remaining platform is trickle-down and tax cuts for a small sliver of the populace gonna have to resort to rigging the votes.

You'd think a man like David Koch--who is FOR gay marriage, stem-cell research, etc--would tell the teabaggers to SHUT IT if they expect any more donations from him.

*shrug*

Guess you back the guys who most *closely* align with your views, even if it isn't a perfect match.


Once you let fundies into your group it is real hard to control them. Competing with a belief system is next to impossible.
 
2013-02-04 12:53:04 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Weaver95: even if the GOP managed somehow to NOT have this civil war, they'd STILL lose tho...the GOP ideology isn't at all palatable to most of the country.

I'm not sure if that is true. 57.6 million people voted for the Republican candidate for president. And looking at his personal likeability score they didn't do it because they liked the guy.

Let me guess they are all racist? Or maybe just maybe they believe that government doesn't solve problems but creates them? And while the current batch of Republicans are only paying lip service to that at least they are closer to that ideal than Democrats.


i'm not saying that the GOP is powerless.  I'm saying that the majority of the country is shifting away from the insane ramblings of a Republican party that seems to hate women, has some really strange ideas about rape and thinks tax cuts on the rich and elite 1% are the only ways to fix what's wrong with the nation.  ok, AND the fact that a lot of GOP leaders seem to have a very thinly veiled contempt for 47% of voters isn't helping either.

by all means, please continue to ignore the flaws that are tearing the Republican party apart.  ignore my comments, ignore the election results, ignore the comments from former (and current) members of the Republican party as they flee the GOP in ever increasing numbers.  Keep believing there are no problems, that compromise is for the weak and that corporations are gods walking the earth.  change nothing.  blame it all on 'libruls' or 'the Democrats'.  the end result suits me just fine.
 
2013-02-04 12:53:34 PM
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