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2013-03-20 02:22:35 PM  
Snap.
Too bad you got fired for daring to claim that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party.
 
2013-03-20 02:24:50 PM  
No shiat. Why aren't you still head of the party? Why did they muffle you when you were?

Rev. Skarekroe: Too bad you got fired for daring to claim that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party.


oh right....sonofabiatch GOP. Have you learned NOTHING?
 
2013-03-20 02:25:11 PM  
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, too
 
2013-03-20 02:33:03 PM  
At this point, the party leadership has decided to back the Idiot Brigade. And they will reap as they sow...
 
2013-03-20 02:38:36 PM  

hubiestubert: At this point, the party leadership has decided to back the Idiot Brigade. And they will reap as they sow...


I'm not so sure. They've been trying to push back against them in recent weeks. I think the derp brigade is knowing this and fighting tooth and nail and cranking the rhetoric and threats to primary anyone, regardless of how conservative they claim, if they do anything anti-derper.

the civil war is still going on, and the establishment is trying to have their emancipation proclamation with this immigration reform bill to completely screw over the tea party
 
2013-03-20 02:38:51 PM  
Wow. Impressed he said that out loud. He is still a Republican, right?
 
2013-03-20 02:40:01 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Snap.
Too bad you got fired for daring to claim that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party.


i344.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 02:43:37 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Wow. Impressed he said that out loud. He is still a Republican, right?


There are cracks in the ranks. Between immigration reform and marriage equality, it may split off sections who are going to be faced with either disenfranchising themselves essentially by supporting candidates who have ZERO chance at election, or supporting candidates that will simply ignore their DERP. Either way, the party will reform, but it's going to be a slow process.
 
2013-03-20 02:46:53 PM  
Steele said the RNC's autopsy of the 2012 election does nothing to address the substantive reasons why the party fails to connect with minorities, highlighting voter identification laws championed by many Republicans, including Priebus, that disproportionately affect black voters.

Don't worry, Mr. Steele. Marco Rubio has assured everyone that they don't need any new ideas to reel in the Latino voters at the CPAC.
 
2013-03-20 02:49:54 PM  

hubiestubert: tallguywithglasseson: Wow. Impressed he said that out loud. He is still a Republican, right?

There are cracks in the ranks. Between immigration reform and marriage equality, it may split off sections who are going to be faced with either disenfranchising themselves essentially by supporting candidates who have ZERO chance at election, or supporting candidates that will simply ignore their DERP. Either way, the party will reform, but it's going to be a slow process.


The irony is that they may just have redistricted themselves into a corner, which can't be fixed for another 8 years.
 
2013-03-20 02:54:03 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Don't worry, Mr. Steele. Marco Rubio has assured everyone that they don't need any new ideas to reel in the Latino voters at the CPAC.


since Marco Rubio is a nice cross-section of latino voters in America
 
2013-03-20 02:58:47 PM  

somedude210: since Marco Rubio is a nice cross-section of latino voters in America


What are you going to do?  They just aren't cottoning to Ted Cruz.
 
2013-03-20 03:11:23 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: somedude210: since Marco Rubio is a nice cross-section of latino voters in America

What are you going to do?  They just aren't cottoning to Ted Cruz.


cottoning?

It'd be nice if they actually tried to find a legitimate latino voice from the south west who wasn't cuban and has more standing then "tea derper who won the senate seat" that you have with both Cruz and Rubio
 
2013-03-20 03:14:59 PM  
Update: Priebus declined to enage the point directly during an appearance on MSNBC later in the day, but noted - as he did earlier in the week - that the RNC was in financial disarray when Steele stepped down as chairman in 2011.

Oh, so you straitened things up?  How has the party done under your stewardship Reince?
 
2013-03-20 03:20:33 PM  

somedude210: hubiestubert: At this point, the party leadership has decided to back the Idiot Brigade. And they will reap as they sow...

I'm not so sure. They've been trying to push back against them in recent weeks. I think the derp brigade is knowing this and fighting tooth and nail and cranking the rhetoric and threats to primary anyone, regardless of how conservative they claim, if they do anything anti-derper.

the civil war is still going on, and the establishment is trying to have their emancipation proclamation with this immigration reform bill to completely screw over the tea party


CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.
 
2013-03-20 03:22:49 PM  

somedude210: It'd be nice if they actually tried to find a legitimate latino voice from the south west who wasn't cuban and has more standing then "tea derper who won the senate seat" that you have with both Cruz and Rubio


It can be hard to find someone that has the broad appeal of an Alberto Gonzales.
 
2013-03-20 03:26:38 PM  
Five studies on the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS) with over 1,100 observations provide initial reliability and validity data. Specifically, results from an exploratory factor analysis suggest a 3-factor solution:Unawareness of Racial Privilege, Institutional Discrimination, and Blatant Racial Issues. A confirmatory factor analysis suggests that the 3-factor model is a good fit of the data and is the best of the competing models. The CoBRAS was positively related to other indexes of racial attitudes as well as 2 measures of belief in a just world, indicating that greater endorsement of color-blind racial attitudes was related to greater levels of racial prejudice and a belief that society is just and fair. Self-reported CoBRAS attitudes were sensitive to diversity training. -- (doi:10.1037/0022-0167.47.1.59)

Among 342 white college students, we examined the effects of social dominance orientation (SDO), right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), and racial color-blindness on modern racism attitudes. Structural equation modeling was used to test the indirect effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism attitudes through color-blind racial attitudes. We found strong indirect effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism through racial color-blindness. We did not find support for an alternative model, in which we tested racial color-blindness as a moderator of the effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism. Findings suggest that highly dominant and authoritarian white students endorse color-blind racial attitudes, although likely for different reasons. In turn, this predicts their modern racism attitudes. These findings indicate racial color-blindness is important to address as part of anti-racism education. -- (doi:10.1080/00224545.2012.700966)

Pretending to be color-blind about opportunities neither justifies nor excuses color-blind indifference to outcomes; believing ethnic minorities will be blindly indifferent to the bigotry involved seems to fall somewhere between delusion and folly.

/all you humans look alike to me
 
2013-03-20 03:27:42 PM  

gilgigamesh: CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.


wait, I think we screwed up the metaphors. The tea derpers are playing the confederates, so if they're being focused on at CPAC, then I think they just fired on fort Sumner?

the rational, moderates of the party (Christie, Huntsman, et. al) are the northerners
 
2013-03-20 03:33:36 PM  

somedude210: gilgigamesh: CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.

wait, I think we screwed up the metaphors. The tea derpers are playing the confederates, so if they're being focused on at CPAC, then I think they just fired on fort Sumner?

the rational, moderates of the party (Christie, Huntsman, et. al) are the northerners


OK then DC has been overrun, and Philly is burning. Happy now?
 
2013-03-20 03:35:11 PM  
trueslant.com
blogs.villagevoice.com
 
2013-03-20 03:41:56 PM  
Shhhh, he's trying to secure his spot as the go to republican on MSNBC
 
2013-03-20 03:43:02 PM  

somedude210: Soup4Bonnie: Don't worry, Mr. Steele. Marco Rubio has assured everyone that they don't need any new ideas to reel in the Latino voters at the CPAC.

since Marco Rubio is a nice cross-section of latino voters in America


That man is thirsty
 
2013-03-20 03:44:42 PM  
They should try a minority reacharound, maybe that would have a happy ending.
 
2013-03-20 03:45:16 PM  
Holy fark, subby wasn't stretching the truth.
 
2013-03-20 03:46:49 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, too


Insanity can also be defined as not being able to distinguish between fantasy and reality......something the GOP has been guilty of for quite some time.
 
2013-03-20 03:47:07 PM  

somedude210: Soup4Bonnie: Don't worry, Mr. Steele. Marco Rubio has assured everyone that they don't need any new ideas to reel in the Latino voters at the CPAC.

since Marco Rubio is a nice cross-section of latino voters in America


Old Guard former Cubans will take up the slack.
 
2013-03-20 03:47:27 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-20 03:54:17 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: somedude210: since Marco Rubio is a nice cross-section of latino voters in America

What are you going to do?  They just aren't cottoning to Ted Cruz.


Latinos don't cotton.  That's for African Americans.
 
2013-03-20 03:55:45 PM  

abb3w: Five studies on the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS) with over 1,100 observations provide initial reliability and validity data. Specifically, results from an exploratory factor analysis suggest a 3-factor solution:Unawareness of Racial Privilege, Institutional Discrimination, and Blatant Racial Issues. A confirmatory factor analysis suggests that the 3-factor model is a good fit of the data and is the best of the competing models. The CoBRAS was positively related to other indexes of racial attitudes as well as 2 measures of belief in a just world, indicating that greater endorsement of color-blind racial attitudes was related to greater levels of racial prejudice and a belief that society is just and fair. Self-reported CoBRAS attitudes were sensitive to diversity training. -- (doi:10.1037/0022-0167.47.1.59)

Among 342 white college students, we examined the effects of social dominance orientation (SDO), right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), and racial color-blindness on modern racism attitudes. Structural equation modeling was used to test the indirect effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism attitudes through color-blind racial attitudes. We found strong indirect effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism through racial color-blindness. We did not find support for an alternative model, in which we tested racial color-blindness as a moderator of the effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism. Findings suggest that highly dominant and authoritarian white students endorse color-blind racial attitudes, although likely for different reasons. In turn, this predicts their modern racism attitudes. These findings indicate racial color-blindness is important to address as part of anti-racism education. -- (doi:10.1080/00224545.2012.700966)

Pretending to be color-blind about opportunities neither justifies nor excuses color-blind indifference to outcomes; believing ethnic minorities will be blindly indifferent to the bigotry involved seems to fall somewhere between delus ...


SEM still needs some work before it becomes a verified approach...

/Stats bigot
 
2013-03-20 03:56:10 PM  
And this is why diversity is so important because even Steele who is a GOP soldier has different life experiences that makes him understand other points of views that others may not see.
 
2013-03-20 03:58:59 PM  
Mr. Steele:
How about the constant targeting of African-Americans to keep them from voting?  Things like cutting back voting hours in heavily black areas and expanding them in white areas?  Or purging black voters (and only black voters) from the rolls just days or weeks before an election?
 
2013-03-20 03:59:02 PM  

abb3w: /all you humans look alike to me


Not that I don't love you, but could you post links to these things as well as/instead of DOI? Easier than a DOI look-up (in spite of being incredibly easy), and even though most articles are behind some sort of paywall, even a link that only gives the abstract might get more people to read a little of this stuff.
 
2013-03-20 04:00:44 PM  

cettin: SEM still needs some work before it becomes a verified approach...

/Stats bigot


Interesting. I'm looking to employ SEM to analyze results of a study I'm currently running. Could you elaborate a little on what you mean by your comment, as serious critique might make me hesitant to use a technique that isn't properly validated.
 
2013-03-20 04:07:25 PM  
I've always wondered, do his nieces and nephews call him Uncle Mike or Uncle Tom?
 
2013-03-20 04:11:56 PM  
My advice to Republicans? Start drinking more than Mr Boehner.
 
2013-03-20 04:15:09 PM  

hubiestubert: tallguywithglasseson: Wow. Impressed he said that out loud. He is still a Republican, right?

There are cracks in the ranks. Between immigration reform and marriage equality, it may split off sections who are going to be faced with either disenfranchising themselves essentially by supporting candidates who have ZERO chance at election, or supporting candidates that will simply ignore their DERP. Either way, the party will reform, but it's going to be a slow process.


There's always the uniting force of tax cuts. It's how they solidified the party under Reagan, it's how they were able to undercut Clinton, it was the hallmark of the Bush (43) years, and it will be what reunites them.

They may lose on the social issues, but who are they gonna vote for? A Democrat?
 
2013-03-20 04:31:02 PM  
But we must protect the integrity of the vote because it is under dire threat from massive voter fraud and intimidation!!!!

(That threat emanating from Republicans based on the news stories posted around election time.)
 
2013-03-20 04:33:11 PM  

vernonFL:


Yay for Maryland wingnuts!

/which I is. Not right-wing nuts. Just wing.
//mmm, chicken fat
 
2013-03-20 04:41:14 PM  
Michael Steele had his chance to let people of color into the Republican party while he was head of the RNC.

He really doesn't have the room to be complaining.
 
2013-03-20 04:45:07 PM  

unyon: hubiestubert: tallguywithglasseson: Wow. Impressed he said that out loud. He is still a Republican, right?

There are cracks in the ranks. Between immigration reform and marriage equality, it may split off sections who are going to be faced with either disenfranchising themselves essentially by supporting candidates who have ZERO chance at election, or supporting candidates that will simply ignore their DERP. Either way, the party will reform, but it's going to be a slow process.

The irony is that they may just have redistricted themselves into a corner, which can't be fixed for another 8 years.


Waitaminute, are you saying some swords cut BOTH ways?!?! And that trying to win a short-term battle at the cost of the long-term war might NOT be the best way to secure a party's future??!?!!

/stop the presses!!
 
2013-03-20 04:49:31 PM  

gilgigamesh: CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.


This article argues that the Teaparty is dead.


FTA: Today, the membership page for the caucus is defunct. The caucus hasn't met  since July 2012; it has posted no news since July 2012. In the press, "Tea Party caucus" has become an offhand way to refer to conservatives. In her  speech to CPAC, which included a typically Bachmann-ian error about how much TANF money is wasted on administration, Bachmann didn't mention "the Tea Party." But the new relaunch date for the Tea Party Caucus is April 15, and according to Bachmann's spokesman, "the main purpose of the Tea Party Caucus is to listen to Tea Party leaders and activists, not be a mouthpiece for the Tea Party."
 
2013-03-20 04:51:37 PM  

Muta: gilgigamesh: CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.

This article argues that the Teaparty is dead.


FTA: Today, the membership page for the caucus is defunct. The caucus hasn't met  since July 2012; it has posted no news since July 2012. In the press, "Tea Party caucus" has become an offhand way to refer to conservatives. In her  speech to CPAC, which included a typically Bachmann-ian error about how much TANF money is wasted on administration, Bachmann didn't mention "the Tea Party." But the new relaunch date for the Tea Party Caucus is April 15, and according to Bachmann's spokesman, "the main purpose of the Tea Party Caucus is to listen to Tea Party leaders and activists, not be a mouthpiece for the Tea Party."


Bachmann is crazy even by Tea Party standards.....
 
2013-03-20 04:54:48 PM  

Citrate1007: Bachmann is crazy even by Tea Party standards.....


I see your point, but I'm hard-pressed to come up with an example of a "sane" Tea Party.

The entire concept is nuts.
 
2013-03-20 05:07:04 PM  
Wow, he actually said something that makes sense.
 
2013-03-20 05:15:41 PM  

somedude210: No shiat. Why aren't you still head of the party? Why did they muffle you when you were?

Rev. Skarekroe: Too bad you got fired for daring to claim that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party.

oh right....sonofabiatch GOP. Have you learned NOTHING?


Learning is socialist.
 
2013-03-20 05:16:15 PM  

whidbey: Citrate1007: Bachmann is crazy even by Tea Party standards.....

I see your point, but I'm hard-pressed to come up with an example of a "sane" Tea Party.

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2013-03-20 05:22:45 PM  
www.monkeyland.co.za
 
2013-03-20 05:22:47 PM  
www.tucsonweekly.com

One, cut taxes for bibillionaires. Two,repeal Obibble-care. Three, protect our bibbles.
 
2013-03-20 05:23:37 PM  
At the RNC's rollout of its 2012 post-mortem earlier this week, Priebus took a thinly veiled shot at Steele for leaving the RNC in financial shambles. Steele fired back by contrasting his track record with Priebus. "I won, and he didn't," Steele said.

LOL, he does have a point.

No matter how good a steward of cash Peibus might be, his cost/benefit ratio is shiat compared to Steele. In a game where the only thing that matters is winning, nobody is going to give a damn if you found more cost efficient vendors.
 
2013-03-20 05:24:59 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Update: Priebus declined to enage the point directly during an appearance on MSNBC later in the day, but noted - as he did earlier in the week - that the RNC was in financial disarray when Steele stepped down as chairman in 2011.

Oh, so you straitened things up?  How has the party done under your stewardship Reince?


"Financial disarray" = Code word for "You didn't drink the Flavor-Aid!  Now you'll be sent off to Siberia for reeducation!"
 
2013-03-20 05:26:32 PM  
Listen, as soon as Latinos experience trickle down, they will have no choice but to join the GOP.

Just need more tax cuts to get that going.
 
2013-03-20 05:26:57 PM  

gilgigamesh: somedude210: hubiestubert: At this point, the party leadership has decided to back the Idiot Brigade. And they will reap as they sow...

I'm not so sure. They've been trying to push back against them in recent weeks. I think the derp brigade is knowing this and fighting tooth and nail and cranking the rhetoric and threats to primary anyone, regardless of how conservative they claim, if they do anything anti-derper.

the civil war is still going on, and the establishment is trying to have their emancipation proclamation with this immigration reform bill to completely screw over the tea party

CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.


Oh no, not yet.  Their version of Sherman hasn't showed up with soldiers holding torches and ready to throw at their houses.

Give 'em time though; when that happens you'll see all sorts of holy hell break loose in the GOP.
 
2013-03-20 05:27:06 PM  

Kome: cettin: SEM still needs some work before it becomes a verified approach...

/Stats bigot

Interesting. I'm looking to employ SEM to analyze results of a study I'm currently running. Could you elaborate a little on what you mean by your comment, as serious critique might make me hesitant to use a technique that isn't properly validated.


I don't have the documentation on hand, but the common argument is that it is atheroetical/unscientific because the hypothesis is often not clearly stated prior to analysis and "best fit" is left up to the devices of the program.  I'm not really opposed to it, I was just being an ass...
 
2013-03-20 05:28:53 PM  

2wolves: My advice to Republicans? Start drinking more than Mr Boehner.


Heavily.  HEA. VI. LY.

/calls his broker
//tells him to buy stocks in the Three Wise Men
///and short them
 
2013-03-20 05:34:30 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: LOL, he does have a point.

No matter how good a steward of cash Peibus might be, his cost/benefit ratio is shiat compared to Steele. In a game where the only thing that matters is winning, nobody is going to give a damn if you found more cost efficient vendors.


Not to mention the fact that if you're winning as the head of the GOP then having bad finances is only a temporary condition.  Aside from all the social conservatism nonsense, the GOP pretty much runs on being very good at making rich people richer fund.  If you put those donations to work, cash flow won't be a problem.  However, in the nutjob era of the GOP, that money might be hard to come by since you can't produce anything more stunning than a gerrymandered house victory.
 
2013-03-20 05:46:33 PM  
Every time I see the name Michael Steele in a headline, it takes a second before I realize it's NOT talking about the bass player for the Bangles.

i1126.photobucket.com

/I'm old
 
2013-03-20 05:56:13 PM  
"It's what you say and what you do when you get there that matters most to people." -M.S.

This idea is too hard for the GOP and the Tea Baggers to understand. It won't fit on a bumper sticker.
 
2013-03-20 05:56:33 PM  
i193.photobucket.com

www.mickisteele.net

I'd still do her.
 
2013-03-20 06:02:51 PM  

LordJiro: somedude210: No shiat. Why aren't you still head of the party? Why did they muffle you when you were?

Rev. Skarekroe: Too bad you got fired for daring to claim that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party.

oh right....sonofabiatch GOP. Have you learned NOTHING?

Learning is socialist.


You can even take a step back from there. Facts are socialist, and enemies of the State.
 
2013-03-20 06:04:42 PM  
It seems more and more that the republican party is trying to step in two different directions at once and both feet are off the ground at the same time. I feel a painful split coming on. Groin cream at the ready!
 
2013-03-20 06:05:30 PM  

wotthefark: I'd still do her.


Who are you kidding?

You'd still do your hand if it was covered in rabid bees.
 
2013-03-20 06:07:05 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-20 06:07:36 PM  
Fark Michael Steele. Where were all these reasonable, big-tent ideas while you were hammering checks from the RNC, you hypocrite? Don't try to convince us you're actually a decent guy who should be taken seriously now.

See also: Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice
 
2013-03-20 06:13:59 PM  

Rug Doctor: Where were all these reasonable, big-tent ideas while you were hammering checks from the RNC, you hypocrite?


He had them, but no one was much listening to them. Then he criticized Rush and that was all she wrote.
 
2013-03-20 06:36:18 PM  

somedude210: Soup4Bonnie: somedude210: since Marco Rubio is a nice cross-section of latino voters in America

What are you going to do?  They just aren't cottoning to Ted Cruz.

cottoning?

It'd be nice if they actually tried to find a legitimate latino voice from the south west who wasn't cuban and has more standing then "tea derper who won the senate seat" that you have with both Cruz and Rubio


Dude, didn't you know that Cubans represent all brown people? They are one group, united, and all the GOP has to do is prop up one brown face. Problem solved!
 
2013-03-20 06:36:46 PM  
I wanted to see what freeperland had to say about this, but they are still raging over Michelle Obama bringing cookies to military families
 
2013-03-20 06:39:11 PM  
Here's the problem I have with Mr. Steele:

If he was still in his position, he'd be defending the GOP tooth and nail.

So, I wonder how much of his talk is based in a sincere desire to see the GOP succeed, even with him gone from power...and how much of it is snarking at the leadership that replaced him out of a sense of spite and anger.

Either way, he's doing a fabulous job of highlighting the GOP's less-than-stellar options: Back the xenophobes or lose the WASP base.
 
2013-03-20 06:39:17 PM  

Rwa2play: Lionel Mandrake: Update: Priebus declined to enage the point directly during an appearance on MSNBC later in the day, but noted - as he did earlier in the week - that the RNC was in financial disarray when Steele stepped down as chairman in 2011.

Oh, so you straitened things up?  How has the party done under your stewardship Reince?

"Financial disarray" = Code word for "You didn't drink the Flavor-Aid!  Now you'll be sent off to Siberia for reeducation!"


It could be code for "was Chairman before Citizens United passed".
 
2013-03-20 06:41:50 PM  
This is kind of "yesterday's papers". I don't think the GOP will be pursuing voter ID laws with much fervor now - they were a last ditch attempt to save 2012, and they failed, and there is no way they can work now. An educated electorate know that they can't be turned away from the polls by any "voter ID" law now, and such laws will just make extra work for poll and election workers, without really discouraging voters.
As it turned out, they didn't even work in 2012.
 
2013-03-20 07:56:31 PM  

somedude210: No shiat. Why aren't you still head of the party? Why did they muffle you when you were?

Rev. Skarekroe: Too bad you got fired for daring to claim that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party.

oh right....sonofabiatch GOP. Have you learned NOTHING?




"According to him, he's got a majority of members supporting him," Maddow said. "Really? What does it take to get fired at the RNC? Other than winning elections, of course. That obviously is grounds for dismissal."
 
2013-03-20 08:53:29 PM  
The repubs have simply written off the blacks as a demographic. There's no point in courting them, it's more fun to torment them and marginally more effective to try to disenfranchise them. They think they have a winner in Rubio but that's because they don't understand that winning the Cuban vote in particular does not mean winning the Latino vote in general. Jindal is a flash in the pan. I suspect a lot of repubs don't know the difference between dot and feather Indians and they think that Jindal represents some kind of PC coup. When they realize that Jindal's niche demographic does not come with an accompanying voting bloc, they'll ditch him too.

The repubs were willing to give women a chance in the persons of Palin and Bachmann, but their utter failure to sway either the base or the general voting public means that they can be safely ignored. A huge sigh of relief ran through the right wing-o-sphere when it became apparent that they would not have to vote for someone equipped with a vagina. Bachmann will cling to her house seat as long as she can, Palin will end up either Dancing with the Stars or on the Home Shopping Network.

You have to wonder why people like Steele stay with the repubs. They've done everything but call him boy and told him to fetch them a mimosa. The same is true for Log Cabin gays. I mean, sure, you hate taxes and 30 years ago the repubs really were the party of fiscal responsibility, but do you enjoy being demonized and ignored by your own party? It seems to me that, unless you are very wealthy or a white Southern Baptist, it takes a certain amount of masochism to be a repub. Unless you're densely stupid you find yourself supporting positions you known in your heart to be wrong out of a sense of loyalty and an unwillingness to admit you've made a huge mistake.
 
2013-03-20 09:13:50 PM  
Republicans have a two-pronged strategy for victory: get the Mexicans to self-deport, and get the blacks to self-disenfranchise.  Bam, Republican victory in 2016. Book it, done.
 
2013-03-20 09:19:42 PM  
No fan of Michael Steele.  But he left the party in financial disarray probably because he could not appeal to the far-right that is funding the Republican party today.
 
2013-03-20 09:29:53 PM  
Came for the bibble, leaving satisbibble.
 
2013-03-20 11:04:23 PM  

Kome: Not that I don't love you, but could you post links to these things as well as/instead of DOI?


Sorry, it's part of my personal campaign to have DOI eventually supplant APA an other citation methods. =P

(When I have more time, I sometimes link the DOI.)

Kome: Easier than a DOI look-up (in spite of being incredibly easy), and even though most articles are behind some sort of paywall, even a link that only gives the abstract might get more people to read a little of this stuff.


Actually, that's most of the abstract for both of those. I think both were behind paywalls, though some Googling might turn up a leaked copy.
 
2013-03-20 11:04:26 PM  

cettin: Kome: cettin: SEM still needs some work before it becomes a verified approach...

/Stats bigot

Interesting. I'm looking to employ SEM to analyze results of a study I'm currently running. Could you elaborate a little on what you mean by your comment, as serious critique might make me hesitant to use a technique that isn't properly validated.

I don't have the documentation on hand, but the common argument is that it is atheroetical/unscientific because the hypothesis is often not clearly stated prior to analysis and "best fit" is left up to the devices of the program.  I'm not really opposed to it, I was just being an ass...


Meh, I know there's a big discussion going on regarding the utility of factor analysis in favor of SEM, but I sadly don't pay enough attention to discussion on statistical analysis as I should. So when I hear things like this, I want to know more. If you can find the time, would you send me some links or articles that go a little into this? If not, no big deal. Just, if it's not an inconvenience, I'd appreciate it.
 
2013-03-20 11:53:31 PM  
The GOP thinks it can separate the "respectable" minorities from the rest and recruit the former.  Respectable minorities got their ID, got their health care, got theirs; they'll fark the rest if Republicans just show them why it's in their best interests.

I can't wait to see how that works out.
 
2013-03-21 12:30:54 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

GOSH!!

REALLY!?

WHO'DA THUNK IT?
 
2013-03-21 12:30:57 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: The GOP thinks it can separate the "respectable" minorities from the rest and recruit the former.  Respectable minorities got their ID, got their health care, got theirs; they'll fark the rest if Republicans just show them why it's in their best interests.

I can't wait to see how that works out.


Actually, I have to go with an earlier assessment made in this thread:

They've abandoned any pretense of trying to get the black vote and have jumped ahead to get the Hispanic vote by means of Rubio.  They just assume 'brown people are going to vote for brown people, and he's brown, so we're good now'.   Without realizing that quite a few groups of Hispanic people don't like each other for various reasons.
 
2013-03-21 12:53:14 AM  
Well... durrrrr!
 
2013-03-21 04:33:30 AM  

clambam: The repubs have simply written off the blacks as a demographic. There's no point in courting them, it's more fun to torment them and marginally more effective to try to disenfranchise them. They think they have a winner in Rubio but that's because they don't understand that winning the Cuban vote in particular does not mean winning the Latino vote in general. Jindal is a flash in the pan. I suspect a lot of repubs don't know the difference between dot and feather Indians and they think that Jindal represents some kind of PC coup. When they realize that Jindal's niche demographic does not come with an accompanying voting bloc, they'll ditch him too.

The repubs were willing to give women a chance in the persons of Palin and Bachmann, but their utter failure to sway either the base or the general voting public means that they can be safely ignored. A huge sigh of relief ran through the right wing-o-sphere when it became apparent that they would not have to vote for someone equipped with a vagina. Bachmann will cling to her house seat as long as she can, Palin will end up either Dancing with the Stars or on the Home Shopping Network.

You have to wonder why people like Steele stay with the repubs. They've done everything but call him boy and told him to fetch them a mimosa. The same is true for Log Cabin gays. I mean, sure, you hate taxes and 30 years ago the repubs really were the party of fiscal responsibility, but do you enjoy being demonized and ignored by your own party? It seems to me that, unless you are very wealthy or a white Southern Baptist, it takes a certain amount of masochism to be a repub. Unless you're densely stupid you find yourself supporting positions you known in your heart to be wrong out of a sense of loyalty and an unwillingness to admit you've made a huge mistake.


QFT. Just this post needs to be in every thread on this topic that comes up in the future.
 
2013-03-21 05:55:48 AM  
I miss Micheal Steele. lol
 
2013-03-21 08:39:49 AM  

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2013-03-21 08:49:43 AM  

Kome: cettin: Kome: cettin: SEM still needs some work before it becomes a verified approach...

/Stats bigot

Interesting. I'm looking to employ SEM to analyze results of a study I'm currently running. Could you elaborate a little on what you mean by your comment, as serious critique might make me hesitant to use a technique that isn't properly validated.

I don't have the documentation on hand, but the common argument is that it is atheroetical/unscientific because the hypothesis is often not clearly stated prior to analysis and "best fit" is left up to the devices of the program.  I'm not really opposed to it, I was just being an ass...

Meh, I know there's a big discussion going on regarding the utility of factor analysis in favor of SEM, but I sadly don't pay enough attention to discussion on statistical analysis as I should. So when I hear things like this, I want to know more. If you can find the time, would you send me some links or articles that go a little into this? If not, no big deal. Just, if it's not an inconvenience, I'd appreciate it.


Check your yahoo...
 
2013-03-21 08:56:06 AM  

Infernalist: Here's the problem I have with Mr. Steele:

If he was still in his position, he'd be defending the GOP tooth and nail.

So, I wonder how much of his talk is based in a sincere desire to see the GOP succeed, even with him gone from power...and how much of it is snarking at the leadership that replaced him out of a sense of spite and anger.

Either way, he's doing a fabulous job of highlighting the GOP's less-than-stellar options: Back the xenophobes or lose the WASP base.


to paraphrase jon stewart, i can't wait for steele's book. the gop took the house under his chairmanship and they kicked him to the curb. he wasn't even invited to the rnc 2012 convention. even if it was his luck being the chairman at the right time, their treatment of him as if he's a leaper is frustrating.
 
2013-03-21 09:51:38 AM  
clambam: ...someone equipped with a vagina. Bachmann will cling to her house seat...

Eww.
 
2013-03-21 10:15:01 AM  
Republican plan:  "Hey minorities!  If you'll vote for us, we will stop trying to prevent you from voting."
 
2013-03-21 11:07:26 AM  

sxacho: clambam: ...someone equipped with a vagina. Bachmann will cling to her house seat...

Eww.


You should have seen what I was originally going to say...
 
2013-03-21 02:25:00 PM  

lilbjorn: Republican plan:  "Hey minorities!  If you'll vote for us, we will stop trying to prevent you from voting."



According to the National Review, "polls find that most blacks support voter-ID laws."

https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/342411/sam-s-smear?pg=3"

Maybe they think that voter-id laws are a way of reaching out . . .
 
2013-03-22 12:45:39 PM  
This is not the first time he's said this. When he said it before, he was accused of being a traitor and calling Republicans racist. They drummed him out as head of the RNC for saying this.

He still hasn't learned: You can never even dream of telling white people the truth.

I'm gonna go find me a white man and lie to him right now.
 
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