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2013-03-18 10:07:41 AM  
4 votes:
Bloomberg is a heckuva strawman for the CPAC crowd. I don't know a single liberal who embraces Bloomberg. I've never heard one say, "Hey, you know who I wish could be president in 2016? That guy!" Yet, these CPAC people act like they're making some major dig at liberals by attacking him.
2013-03-18 11:03:12 AM  
3 votes:

Rapmaster2000: "[Obama] is considered a good politician-which is like saying Bernie Madoff was a good salesman."

Conservative humor!


Bernie Madoff was a good salesman.  You don't run a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme if you aren't.
2013-03-18 10:40:50 AM  
3 votes:
Emposter:
"They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the middle class?"

So, do you think she actually believes this?  In other words, is she stupid or evil?


I don't think Sarah Palin holds any beliefs higher than her own self-interest.  She may fool herself into believing she is not a charlatan, but basically she makes a living off of telling right-wingers whatever they want to hear using non-challenging language with no thought behind it.

And I expect her own mental image of the "middle class" (if she even thinks about it enough to form a mental image) does not represent the actual middle class, but is closer to "couple making $300k a year, living in a half-million dollar home and sending their kids to private school".  In other words, people doing far better than America's actual, vanishing middle class.
2013-03-18 11:55:24 AM  
2 votes:
fark you, John McCain, for making that vapid twat a household name...
2013-03-18 11:05:10 AM  
2 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Seen any Scotsmen lately?


No, he's got a point; they aren't conservatives by any non-American definition. Much like how the American definition of "Liberal" seems to be "Anybody to the left of the WWII Axis Powers."
2013-03-18 10:37:19 AM  
2 votes:

Xetal: Please proceed, conservativesRepublicans.


FTF everyone. Ain't a goddamn thing conservative going on at CPAC. It's a Republican hate-bate fest.
2013-03-18 10:30:33 AM  
2 votes:
Am I the only one? but does getting applause for sipping a big gulp or talking about your rack seem strange?   This is the reason we are doomed.   Not because of the black president.
2013-03-18 10:00:36 AM  
2 votes:
Yes, that's a Big Gulp. Palin was making a jab at New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposed ban on big sugary sodas, which was struck down in court this week. "Bloomberg's not around," Palin said. "Don't worry." And the crowd went wild.

Because Bloomberg is the mayor of New York City, and your speech was in the state of Maryland.
2013-03-18 09:25:21 AM  
2 votes:
So what does Republican Cosplay look like. I'm picturing lots more hoverounds and lil rascals.
2013-03-19 10:23:12 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-03-19 09:37:09 AM  
1 votes:

invictus2: [cdn.theatlanticwire.com image 614x383]

Trailer-Park Statue of Liberty?


So, she supports an activist judge for throwing out that law?

And they were in farking Maryland. Does she know that a NYC law wouldn't apply anywhere but NYC?
2013-03-18 01:21:36 PM  
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: But, and correct me if I'm wrong, the sled dogs aren't competing against each other, they're helping each other to accomplish a common goal. I assume they're placed in that order for strategic reasons. Are there dog elections? I would think that would be a better analogy for a bitter VP.

Maybe I should stop taking stupid analogies so literally.



Oh indeed, it's a weird, farked-up analogy without anything but the most superficial resemblance to what happens in an election. But it sounds all Alaskan and folksy and stuff, so Palin's followers lap it up and bark for more. As long as I get to point and laugh while they derp on, I am perfectly happy to watch them continue to double down on the stupid.
2013-03-18 12:06:27 PM  
1 votes:

JerseyTim: Bloomberg is a heckuva strawman for the CPAC crowd. I don't know a single liberal who embraces Bloomberg. I've never heard one say, "Hey, you know who I wish could be president in 2016? That guy!" Yet, these CPAC people act like they're making some major dig at liberals by attacking him.


Facing real "liberals" is hard. Because liberal now means, "Person who isn't batshiat crazy."
2013-03-18 12:03:12 PM  
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: "We can't just ignore, though, that we just lost a big election. Yeah. Came in second. Out of two ... Second position on a dog sled team is where the view never changes and the view ain't pretty."

I honestly have no idea what she's trying to say here.


She means that she considers losing the election akin to having to stare at another dog's asshole for hours on end. I would not characterize it so, personally, but if it makes them that much more butthurt and irrational about their situation, I am all for it. Just let me make sure to stock up on the popcorn first so I can enjoy the lulz properly.
2013-03-18 11:07:00 AM  
1 votes:

Mentat: Rapmaster2000: "[Obama] is considered a good politician-which is like saying Bernie Madoff was a good salesman."

Conservative humor!

Bernie Madoff was a good salesman.  You don't run a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme if you aren't.


I was thinking that. A bad salesman wouldn't have convinced so many people. What he was selling, the conservative American dream... now that's a whole other can of worms. But if you're saying that Obama's skills politically are on a par with Madoff's skills at selling junk as gold, you're not very good at insults. It's on a par with Napoleon Dynamite's

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2013-03-18 10:53:05 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA: Tea party activists have complained that after logging in to or making donations on TheTeaParty.net or related sites, they found themselves besieged with spam from precious metal dealers who'd been renting the group's email list through Newsmax. The group has repeatedly come under fire for raising lots of money from tea party groups but failing to spend much of it on politics, and has run afoul of the FEC. During the presidential campaign, it raised $1.2 million but spent only $52,000 on candidates. Much of its money gets spent on advertising, including many TV ads that run with a variety of different tea party names on gun and hunting shows. The Tea Party News Network sent out fundraising emails asking for donations to cover the $75,000 CPAC wireless bill.

I am shocked -- SHOCKED! -- to find that sleazy dealings are going on here!
2013-03-18 10:46:45 AM  
1 votes:

Emposter: "They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the middle class?"

So, do you think she actually believes this?  In other words, is she stupid or evil?


Both. Like any low-level conman she isn't very smart but she's picked up enough tricks to grift people that also aren't very smart or are smart but want to believe. In this case, she doesn't really know why BSABSVR is compelling to her audience she just knows it's something she can use to manipulate them.
2013-03-18 10:41:52 AM  
1 votes:

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Sock Ruh Tease: Bloomberg is a Republican turned independent. They pile on him because he strayed from the party of guns and soft drinks.

He was a bit of an odd republican - pro-choice, pro-gay rights, anti-death penalty, believes in global warming, pro-permanent status for undocumented immigrants.


In other words, a New York Republican.
2013-03-18 10:34:11 AM  
1 votes:

riverwalk barfly: Am I the only one? but does getting applause for sipping a big gulp or talking about your rack seem strange?   This is the reason we are doomed.   Not because of the black president.


From her?  No.  She's the epitome of bumper sticker politics.
2013-03-18 10:32:04 AM  
1 votes:

JerseyTim: Lost Thought 00: JerseyTim: Bloomberg is a heckuva strawman for the CPAC crowd. I don't know a single liberal who embraces Bloomberg. I've never heard one say, "Hey, you know who I wish could be president in 2016? That guy!" Yet, these CPAC people act like they're making some major dig at liberals by attacking him.

Isn't Bloomberg a registered Republican? Or at least he was until recently.

He was a Democrat before he was a Republican. He switched parties just before he ran for NYC mayor in 2001. It was probably more opportunistic than anything. During his second term, he became an Independent.


He definitely takes a pro-business approach, which seems to work out ok for NYC. But he seems very liberal with social issues.

I mean outside of the soda thing, I can't see anything wrong with Bloomberg.
2013-03-18 10:26:42 AM  
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: JerseyTim: Bloomberg is a heckuva strawman for the CPAC crowd. I don't know a single liberal who embraces Bloomberg. I've never heard one say, "Hey, you know who I wish could be president in 2016? That guy!" Yet, these CPAC people act like they're making some major dig at liberals by attacking him.

Isn't Bloomberg a registered Republican? Or at least he was until recently.


He was a Democrat before he was a Republican. He switched parties just before he ran for NYC mayor in 2001. It was probably more opportunistic than anything. During his second term, he became an Independent.
2013-03-18 10:24:27 AM  
1 votes:

Lane83: I always enjoy reading CL and Backpage ads during CPAC. There's a lot of 50+ white men "looking for a dominant black male" for a casual encounter.


Meanwhile, they complain about Obama being oppressive. Food for thought.
2013-03-18 10:23:58 AM  
1 votes:
"They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the middle class?"

So, do you think she actually believes this?  In other words, is she stupid or evil?
2013-03-18 10:22:53 AM  
1 votes:

Generation_D: So what does Republican Cosplay look like.


www.thedailybeast.com
2013-03-18 10:22:39 AM  
1 votes:
Please proceed, conservatives.
2013-03-18 10:17:42 AM  
1 votes:
Triumph of the Shrill.
 
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