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2013-03-16 03:58:56 PM  

Alphakronik: That's like picking a kickball team at the local special education school.


www.wisconsingazette.com
 
2013-03-16 03:59:16 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Meanwhile, Queen Sarah is still being the same old coont as always


Um...she and her audience are aware that Obama can't be re-elected, right?  They're obviously kidding, otherwise they'd look like a bunch of mean-spirited, bigoted, ignorant, hateful racists.
 
2013-03-16 04:00:15 PM  

Jormungandr: If I recall right, they way the GOP does things is the one who came in second becomes the candidate next time.
So that would mean Santorum.  I hope that comes to pass. If Santorum doesn't become the candidate I will be sad.


Santorum has an advantage over any new candidate that tries to win the nomination in '16:  he managed to last through the end of the primaries last time around, so he starts off with a better ground game (just like Romney last time, and McCain in '08).  Like you, I hope that Santorum becomes the Republican nominee, and I'm very happy to see esteemed journalistical resources such as WorldNetDaily spreading Santorum's message across the intertubes.
 
2013-03-16 04:01:45 PM  

quatchi: Richard Saunders: A Rubio/Haley ticket would be entertaining.  And by entertaining I mean,  watch liberal Democrats twitch.

*blink*

You think a Hispanic presidential candidate with a female vice presidential candidate would make Dems twitch?

[quizzicaldog]

Have you ever actually met the GOP base?

Lawls.


You see, it's because liberals are the real racists and misogynists.
 
2013-03-16 04:03:00 PM  

HighOnCraic: Like you, I hope that Santorum becomes the Republican nominee


Santorum/Palin

for the lulz

ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease
 
2013-03-16 04:03:06 PM  

Man On A Mission: From TFA:  Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels

This would be the intelligent choice, which is why it will never happen.


Horse shiat.  He gutted the education system here and then miraculously "found" $300M in an account. Pence is no better but at least we got rid of Bennett.

Still loving how the Republicans were so butthurt over Glenda Ritz beating Bennett that they tried to create an educational position (appointed) that would be over her just to get their pet voucher/charter schools going. Fark the lot of them.
 
2013-03-16 04:10:33 PM  

Alphakronik: That's like picking a kickball team at the local special education school

for paraplegics.

FTFY
 
2013-03-16 04:11:38 PM  
Phooey. Condi vs. Hillary, 2016.
/All signs point to yes.
 
2013-03-16 04:12:02 PM  
Republicans don't need to win the White House, considering they're getting just about all they want by being obstructionists in Congress.
 
2013-03-16 04:12:28 PM  
As my mom used to say, "The whole bunch of 'em don't have enough brains to wad a shotgun."
 
2013-03-16 04:16:53 PM  
At this moment, the GOP bench is so disastrous that one could pick any pair for the ticket and I'd be saying, "Yes, oh please, oh please!"

Can anyone name two GOPers who can meet the following criteria:
1) Win their primaries
2) Win the general
3) Have sane national policies in regards to
  a) National Economics (as in, no more trickle-down)
  b) Social welfare (as in progressive taxation and support for unions)
  c) Healthcare (as in driving towards a single-payer system)
  d) Defense (in particular, have the balls to cut defense spending)
  e) Civil rights (as in, not to gut the various portions of the civil rights act)

I think the Venn Diagram of people that fit any of those criteria will show a null set for the common intersection.
 
2013-03-16 04:20:30 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: Republicans don't need to win the White House, considering they're getting just about all they want by being obstructionists in Congress.


Yes, their policy now is basically to use the "gut the government" tactic at every level. Their desire to win the presidency is just to legitimize the tactic. The reality is that they want nothing more than to make the US into a banana republic. By levi-ing regressive taxes to cause a major wealth Gap. And they want to office to make it all seem Lee-gal.
 
2013-03-16 04:20:39 PM  
Where the hell is Michele Bachmann ? Is she a RINO now?
 
2013-03-16 04:20:55 PM  

jst3p: The only way they will win is if they can figure out a way to gerrymander the national election.


Such as dividing up electoral votes based on congressional districts?
 
2013-03-16 04:21:23 PM  

abb3w: 1) Religious nuts, who won't pass muster in the national electorate
2) Economic nuts, ditto
3) Folks in BOTH 1 and 2, double-ditto
4) North-East RINOs, who won't pass muster with the base in the GOP Primaries


That's pretty much the entire party, isn't it?
 
2013-03-16 04:22:21 PM  
I highly encourage the GOP to run these two fine upstanding citizen-soldiers in the upcoming 2016 election.

I fully expect them to do well and not eat their own shiat-filled diapers on national TV before choking on their own tongues.

Again.

Also, if you could see fit to include Sarah Palin and the chick from Nevada who's not a witch, that'd be super awesome.
 
2013-03-16 04:22:54 PM  
6. Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

/shhh...don't tell them
 
2013-03-16 04:22:58 PM  

dericwater: At this moment, the GOP bench is so disastrous that one could pick any pair for the ticket and I'd be saying, "Yes, oh please, oh please!"

Can anyone name two GOPers who can meet the following criteria:
1) Win their primaries
2) Win the general
3) Have sane national policies in regards to


1 and 3 are mutually exclusive.
 
2013-03-16 04:23:50 PM  
Can't the GOP find a candidate who hasn't yelled to another man "make me come?"
 
2013-03-16 04:24:57 PM  
Is that fetal alcohol syndrome or gomer pyleism?
 
2013-03-16 04:25:08 PM  

SilentStrider: Lionel Mandrake: Wow...Republicans really don't want to win the White House.

If they did, they'd have invited Christie. He's got some crossover appeal.


Eh, TBH, I don't think Christie would do well.  His "crossover appeal" mostly comes from the fact that he actually said nice things about Obama; once people got a load of what a loudmouthed asshole he is, I think that'd evaporate really fast.

/at least he's not farking crazy, though
 
2013-03-16 04:25:47 PM  

propasaurus: quatchi: Richard Saunders: A Rubio/Haley ticket would be entertaining.  And by entertaining I mean,  watch liberal Democrats twitch.

*blink*

You think a Hispanic presidential candidate with a female vice presidential candidate would make Dems twitch?

[quizzicaldog]

Have you ever actually met the GOP base?

Lawls.

You see, it's because liberals are the real racists and misogynists.


Either that, or because liberals would never be able to believe that minorities would be some other party, or else liberals are obliged to vote for minorities and so they would be forced to vote Republican.
 
2013-03-16 04:26:03 PM  

dericwater: At this moment, the GOP bench is so disastrous that one could pick any pair for the ticket and I'd be saying, "Yes, oh please, oh please!"

Can anyone name two GOPers who can meet the following criteria:
1) Win their primaries
2) Win the general
3) Have sane national policies in regards to
  a) National Economics (as in, no more trickle-down)
  b) Social welfare (as in progressive taxation and support for unions)
  c) Healthcare (as in driving towards a single-payer system)
  d) Defense (in particular, have the balls to cut defense spending)
  e) Civil rights (as in, not to gut the various portions of the civil rights act)

I think the Venn Diagram of people that fit any of those criteria will show a null set for the common intersection.


Way to place the goalpost on a different playing field. You want us to name GOPers who are Democrats?
 
2013-03-16 04:30:36 PM  

HeartBurnKid: SilentStrider: Lionel Mandrake: Wow...Republicans really don't want to win the White House.

If they did, they'd have invited Christie. He's got some crossover appeal.

Eh, TBH, I don't think Christie would do well.  His "crossover appeal" mostly comes from the fact that he actually said nice things about Obama; once people got a load of what a loudmouthed asshole he is, I think that'd evaporate really fast.

/at least he's not farking crazy, though


Not if they played it right.  Christie has enormous appeal in his state, among both parties, due to his aggressive efforts to help his state and constituents.

A solid case could be made for a series of ads highlighting Christie's efforts to be truly bipartisan and reach across the aisle to work with Democrats.  To say absolutely 'nothing' of his open and repeated comments of scorn and disdain for GOP members who insinuated that he put national GOP needs above those of his constituents.

It can very easily be believed that Christie is a man of New Jersey before he's a Republican and 'that' translates well to a national election.  In short, if they believe he'd give the finger to the GOP over what his current constituents want and need, that he'll turn around and give the same priority to the American people over what the GOP wants from him.

And honestly, looking at the man and how he acts, I believe this would be the case.  He's a jerk, but he's the jerk responsible for New Jersey's citizens and he does right by them.

At this point, I'd want a President who'd give the finger to the blowhards in both parties and do what's needed and wanted by the American people.
 
2013-03-16 04:32:39 PM  

fitsnews.com


/Uh oh, somebodies got a frowny face.
 
2013-03-16 04:34:23 PM  

Infernalist: HeartBurnKid: SilentStrider: Lionel Mandrake: Wow...Republicans really don't want to win the White House.

If they did, they'd have invited Christie. He's got some crossover appeal.

Eh, TBH, I don't think Christie would do well.  His "crossover appeal" mostly comes from the fact that he actually said nice things about Obama; once people got a load of what a loudmouthed asshole he is, I think that'd evaporate really fast.

/at least he's not farking crazy, though

Not if they played it right.  Christie has enormous appeal in his state, among both parties, due to his aggressive efforts to help his state and constituents.

A solid case could be made for a series of ads highlighting Christie's efforts to be truly bipartisan and reach across the aisle to work with Democrats.  To say absolutely 'nothing' of his open and repeated comments of scorn and disdain for GOP members who insinuated that he put national GOP needs above those of his constituents.

It can very easily be believed that Christie is a man of New Jersey before he's a Republican and 'that' translates well to a national election.  In short, if they believe he'd give the finger to the GOP over what his current constituents want and need, that he'll turn around and give the same priority to the American people over what the GOP wants from him.

And honestly, looking at the man and how he acts, I believe this would be the case.  He's a jerk, but he's the jerk responsible for New Jersey's citizens and he does right by them.

At this point, I'd want a President who'd give the finger to the blowhards in both parties and do what's needed and wanted by the American people.


That's fair enough, but an election is at least as much a popularity contest as it is a contest of policies.  Christie's personality may resonate with New Jersey, but I don't see him really winning people over outside of it; not with the way he behaves and carries himself.
 
2013-03-16 04:34:36 PM  

redqueenmeg: propasaurus: quatchi: Richard Saunders: A Rubio/Haley ticket would be entertaining.  And by entertaining I mean,  watch liberal Democrats twitch.

*blink*

You think a Hispanic presidential candidate with a female vice presidential candidate would make Dems twitch?

[quizzicaldog]

Have you ever actually met the GOP base?

Lawls.

You see, it's because liberals are the real racists and misogynists.

Either that, or because liberals would never be able to believe that minorities would be some other party, or else liberals are obliged to vote for minorities and so they would be forced to vote Republican.


Minorities have NO reason whatsoever to vote for the GOP at the moment.  Their members are openly racist or too scared to confront the blowhards who spew racist sexist nonsense.

Consider that fellow from yesterday's article, the black fellow who'd organized this "The GOP isn't racist!" meeting, and had that bigot show up and spew his bullshiat openly and without rebuke.  Dude just sat there and 'took' this racist crap from this guy without saying a word back to him about it.

What black man could sign up for the GOP at this point and still be able to call himself a man?
 
2013-03-16 04:36:44 PM  
FTA "Jennifer Rubin, made the case for gay marriage as conservative value."

Laughter Out Loud.
 
2013-03-16 04:36:56 PM  

olderbudnoweiser: 6. Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

/shhh...don't tell them


Hey, at least it's not Kenya.

/Amirite?
 
2013-03-16 04:37:00 PM  

Infernalist: What black man could sign up for the GOP at this point and still be able to call himself a man?


imdatingablackguy.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-16 04:37:09 PM  

olderbudnoweiser: 6. Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

/shhh...don't tell them


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA
 
2013-03-16 04:37:49 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Infernalist: HeartBurnKid: SilentStrider: Lionel Mandrake: Wow...Republicans really don't want to win the White House.

If they did, they'd have invited Christie. He's got some crossover appeal.

Eh, TBH, I don't think Christie would do well.  His "crossover appeal" mostly comes from the fact that he actually said nice things about Obama; once people got a load of what a loudmouthed asshole he is, I think that'd evaporate really fast.

/at least he's not farking crazy, though

Not if they played it right.  Christie has enormous appeal in his state, among both parties, due to his aggressive efforts to help his state and constituents.

A solid case could be made for a series of ads highlighting Christie's efforts to be truly bipartisan and reach across the aisle to work with Democrats.  To say absolutely 'nothing' of his open and repeated comments of scorn and disdain for GOP members who insinuated that he put national GOP needs above those of his constituents.

It can very easily be believed that Christie is a man of New Jersey before he's a Republican and 'that' translates well to a national election.  In short, if they believe he'd give the finger to the GOP over what his current constituents want and need, that he'll turn around and give the same priority to the American people over what the GOP wants from him.

And honestly, looking at the man and how he acts, I believe this would be the case.  He's a jerk, but he's the jerk responsible for New Jersey's citizens and he does right by them.

At this point, I'd want a President who'd give the finger to the blowhards in both parties and do what's needed and wanted by the American people.

That's fair enough, but an election is at least as much a popularity contest as it is a contest of policies.  Christie's personality may resonate with New Jersey, but I don't see him really winning people over outside of it; not with the way he behaves and carries himself.


Maybe, maybe not.  Bush Sr. was labeled a 'wimp' and the man was an ex-CIA chief.  People 'like' an aggressive personality in the big seat as long as he's not perceived as a bully.

If they highlight his aggressive demeanor against people that are generally not liked (terrorists, criminal figures, the GOP, rogue nations), then it'll work to his favor.
 
2013-03-16 04:39:21 PM  
That's a surprisingly long list for such a short bus.
 
2013-03-16 04:39:54 PM  

MontanaDave: dericwater: At this moment, the GOP bench is so disastrous that one could pick any pair for the ticket and I'd be saying, "Yes, oh please, oh please!"

Can anyone name two GOPers who can meet the following criteria:
1) Win their primaries
2) Win the general
3) Have sane national policies in regards to
  a) National Economics (as in, no more trickle-down)
  b) Social welfare (as in progressive taxation and support for unions)
  c) Healthcare (as in driving towards a single-payer system)
  d) Defense (in particular, have the balls to cut defense spending)
  e) Civil rights (as in, not to gut the various portions of the civil rights act)

I think the Venn Diagram of people that fit any of those criteria will show a null set for the common intersection.

Way to place the goalpost on a different playing field. You want us to name GOPers who are Democrats?


Well, see, I like to hire people based on a feature set that would be good for the country, not because the candidate might have a skin color or genitals to cover up for the short comings the party has to those with the wrong skin color or wrong genital types.
 
2013-03-16 04:40:07 PM  

Delay: FTA "Jennifer Rubin, made the case for gay marriage as conservative value."

Laughter Out Loud.


But, that's the funny part. It should be a GOP value!

The GOP insists that they're the party of small government and why in the world should the government care about who gets married, as long as it's between consenting adults?   The problem lies in the social conservatives, not the fiscal 'small government' conservatives in the GOP.  But, of course, the fiscal conservatives are increasingly fewer and fewer with every election.
 
2013-03-16 04:40:30 PM  

WorldCitizen: Man On A Mission: From TFA:  Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels

This would be the intelligent choice, which is why it will never happen.

Not really.

/Hoosier
//Our educational system (the primary function of a state government) has been gutted, but we have a balanced budget to make him look good to fiscal conservatives!
///I'm just SURE gutting our educational system will have no long term, negative consequences in a highly competitive 21st Century economy.


hey at least your education reform isn't in court - Jindal. as it should be, my god is the voucher program badly done. if you are a small religious school you love the program. a mid sized city with a normal demographic curve, you hate it.
 
2013-03-16 04:40:50 PM  

Infernalist: If they highlight his aggressive demeanor against people that are generally not liked (terrorists, criminal figures, the GOP, rogue nations), then it'll work to his favor.


Yep.
 
2013-03-16 04:43:07 PM  

Delay: Infernalist: If they highlight his aggressive demeanor against people that are generally not liked (terrorists, criminal figures, the GOP, rogue nations), then it'll work to his favor.

Yep.


And the best part is, he's already done that and it made his poll numbers go up.  Across the board.  He bucked the party leadership, gave them the finger, worked with the other party, potentially wounded the GOP's candidate for the big seat and most people gave him the thumbs and said "Good. Keep it up."
 
2013-03-16 04:43:22 PM  

Delay: FTA "Jennifer Rubin, made the case for gay marriage as conservative value."

Laughter Out Loud.


I've said it before: ten years from now, the official party line will be that conservatives were ALWAYS in favor of same sex marriage and the only reason it took so long to achieve was because of the obstructionist Democrats. Remember, it was liberal hero Bill Clinton who signed DOMA and Don't Ask Don't Tell.
 
2013-03-16 04:45:51 PM  

Infernalist: But, that's the funny part. It should be a GOP value!


I completely agree with you. Why is it not?

My guess is the GOP has no values. The Republican Party only seeks tax cuts and military contracts for the employers who enrich their campaigns.
 
2013-03-16 04:46:06 PM  

Curious: WorldCitizen: Man On A Mission: From TFA:  Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels

This would be the intelligent choice, which is why it will never happen.

Not really.

/Hoosier
//Our educational system (the primary function of a state government) has been gutted, but we have a balanced budget to make him look good to fiscal conservatives!
///I'm just SURE gutting our educational system will have no long term, negative consequences in a highly competitive 21st Century economy.

hey at least your education reform isn't in court - Jindal. as it should be, my god is the voucher program badly done. if you are a small religious Christian school you love the program. a mid sized city with a normal demographic curve, you hate it.


Muslim religious schools need not apply.
 
2013-03-16 04:46:58 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Richard Saunders: A Rubio/Haley ticket would be entertaining.  And by entertaining I mean,  watch liberal Democrats twitch.

Wait, why would Democrats twitch again.

We'd just be watching a Hispanic Mitt Romney and a slightly smarter version of Sarah Palin run.


Republicans think Democrats would twitch because they instinctively project their own racism on Democrats. That's why they think token brown and female candidates are good politics.
 
2013-03-16 04:48:16 PM  

propasaurus: I've said it before: ten years from now, the official party line will be that conservatives were ALWAYS in favor of same sex marriage and the only reason it took so long to achieve was because of the obstructionist Democrats. Remember, it was liberal hero Bill Clinton who signed DOMA and Don't Ask Don't Tell.


You know I bet they'll end up reversing all their unpopular positions.  We've always been at war with East Asia....

obsidianwings.blogs.com
 
2013-03-16 04:49:10 PM  

ilambiquated: That's why they think token brown and female


Please go on ....
 
2013-03-16 04:49:29 PM  

Delay: FTA "Jennifer Rubin, made the case for gay marriage as conservative value."

Laughter Out Loud.


It should be. Marriage equality should be a part of the Republican platform. On the basis of freedom of religion and equal access under the law. The Party of Lincoln looking to restrict rights for citizens is shameful. It isn't the entire reason for my splitting with the party, but it is definitely a symptom of the rot within.

A church doesn't want to perform those ceremonies, I'm behind that decision, 100%. They are free to choose that path for themselves, but that extends to also allowing Methodists and Unitarians, and synagogues and others to choose their own path. Citizens have the right to equal protection under the law, and together, those should be reason enough for the Republican party to stand for marriage equality. It isn't about sin, it's about access under the law, and the freedom to worship as you like, and not have other ministries determine what is meet and good for you.

The party is in grave condition at this point, and it is because the party pulled fringe groups to become the center of their agenda, and that goes for the NeoCons as much as the Religious Right. It was a move that was made to draw in dollars, and shore up support in some states, but at a grave cost. Coupled with the move to generate scholastic support with captive publishing houses to produce books to parrot back moves that have already been decided upon, as opposed to looking to experts to advise on matters, it has led to the deafening echo chamber that now predominates the party leadership. It is a dangerous trend, and I can only hope that the party will see its own folly, or crumble and something new can form from the rubble, and hopefully something grounded in reality, as opposed to those who have willfully misconstrued the idea of "subjective reality" as their watchword...
 
2013-03-16 04:49:52 PM  

HeartBurnKid: That's pretty much the entire party, isn't it?


There's a few Moneycons who aren't quite economic nuts, some not particularly religious racist Xenocons and militarist Jingocons, and some young non-northeast RINOs who still call themselves Republicans because their parents raised them to be loyal GOP voters and it hasn't sunk in just how out of tune they are with the GOP.

Not many of any of those holding elected office, especially the first and last.
 
2013-03-16 04:51:04 PM  

HighOnCraic: Jormungandr: If I recall right, they way the GOP does things is the one who came in second becomes the candidate next time.
So that would mean Santorum.  I hope that comes to pass. If Santorum doesn't become the candidate I will be sad.

Santorum has an advantage over any new candidate that tries to win the nomination in '16:  he managed to last through the end of the primaries last time around, so he starts off with a better ground game (just like Romney last time, and McCain in '08).  Like you, I hope that Santorum becomes the Republican nominee, and I'm very happy to see esteemed journalistical resources such as WorldNetDaily spreading Santorum's message across the intertubes.


Yes, Santorum needs to spread. Thick, foamy and odious Santorum. I hope that who ever is the D nominee gets a few frothy jokes out there or better yet, somehow gets Dan Savage to be a debate moderator.
 
2013-03-16 04:53:32 PM  

King Something: gameshowhost: Of course Scott Walker did.  He's put WI's economy behind both the national average and (more tellingly) behind all the other states in the region.  He's only ~210k jobs away from hitting his 4-yr plan to create 250k jobs, at the *halfway point*.  Plus Forbes recently projected WI to be 2nd-worst in economic development thru 2016.  Scott Walker for President because excellent track record.

A small price to pay to stick it to the libs and put down unions.


A small price indeed. But then I'd gladly break out the nukes as well if it would get rid of all the stoners.
 
2013-03-16 04:55:27 PM  
I am pre-ordering my cases of popcorn now, to avoid the shortage of 2016.

Also, I saw this in TFA and I had to make the joke somewhere:

"The voice of progress for Wisconsin's LGBT community."
"Oh, you mean the cheesecocks?"

/Fark you, I get the window seat
 
2013-03-16 04:56:32 PM  
They want a second president with FAS? Don't they remember what happened the last time?

www.wisconsingazette.com
 
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