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(New York Daily News)   So who is the future of the party? The answer may be found in Kentucky and Florida   (nydailynews.com) divider line 83
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2013-03-25 10:26:55 AM  
looks a lot like the past
 
2013-03-25 10:32:10 AM  
www.raffeallafernando.com
 
2013-03-25 10:37:35 AM  
i234.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-25 10:39:06 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-25 11:07:42 AM  
Not Floritucky!
 
2013-03-25 11:10:55 AM  
This is bad news...for the GOP
 
2013-03-25 11:26:48 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-25 11:27:53 AM  
One of those men will surely be president of the Confederacy in my lifetime.
 
2013-03-25 11:30:01 AM  
They may be the future of the party, but neither will ever be president.
 
2013-03-25 11:30:36 AM  
static.ddmcdn.com
 
2013-03-25 11:31:42 AM  
"Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are the future"

AA HA HA HA HA HA!

No.
 
2013-03-25 11:31:44 AM  
Well they're farked.
 
2013-03-25 11:32:30 AM  
socked.co.uk
 
2013-03-25 11:33:20 AM  
ROFL, Rubio is the best they have.......
 
2013-03-25 11:34:00 AM  
www.celebritiesheight.com
 
2013-03-25 11:35:48 AM  
and great intellectuals like Mark Steyn and Thomas Sowell still thrive, the popular caricature of conservatism in the mainstream mocks it as anti-intellectual, unserious and incurious.

Well I'm glad to see that they still have no farking clue what the world outside of the bubble thinks.
 
2013-03-25 11:36:11 AM  
FTFY: "Despite Due to the popularity of Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, as well as the rise of the Tea Party, the movement has been successfully demonized by liberals as become even more corporatist, plutocratic, anti-immigrant and anti-poor."
 
2013-03-25 11:36:36 AM  
I did not realize the sheer punchability of Rand Pauls face.  Rubio looks like a nerdy extra in a Disney tween show.
 
MFK
2013-03-25 11:36:50 AM  
Is S.E. Cupp trying to be the next Jennifer Rubin? "If I spew derp but sound half way intelligent doing it, I, too can have a byline in one of the world's largest papers".

Of course it doesn't matter that she's 100% on everything, she'll still get ink in the spirit of "being balanced" as if her ignorance is somehow just as valid as actual knowledge and truth.
 
2013-03-25 11:39:25 AM  

MFK: Is S.E. Cupp trying to be the next Jennifer Rubin? "If I spew derp but sound half way intelligent doing it, I, too can have a byline in one of the world's largest papers".

Of course it doesn't matter that she's 100% on everything, she'll still get ink in the spirit of "being balanced" as if her ignorance is somehow just as valid as actual knowledge and truth.


She has all the qualifications that conservatives look for in women spreading their message: she's pretty.
 
2013-03-25 11:40:02 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: and great intellectuals like Mark Steyn and Thomas Sowell still thrive, the popular caricature of conservatism in the mainstream mocks it as anti-intellectual, unserious and incurious.

Well I'm glad to see that they still have no farking clue what the world outside of the bubble thinks.


I've heard from people outside the bubble. They typically say things like "Glubb! Glubble blubble bubble glubb!" Who can possibly understand them?

/glubb
 
2013-03-25 11:41:59 AM  
I don't think those particular men can save the GOP.


No, what can save the GOP is the Democratic Party farking up.
 
2013-03-25 11:42:54 AM  
Rubio is going to have to shake off the birthers first.

the movement is still around, going after Ted Cruz right now.

delicious.

http://nbclatino.com/2013/03/15/opinion-sen-cruz-might-face-birther- pr oblem-isnt-that-ironic/
 
2013-03-25 11:45:59 AM  
I think I get it now-  the only reason Ted Cruz got elected was as a foil for Marco Rubio.  I can hear it now:

"Say, Reince, is it entirely necessary to put a taco bender on the ticket?"
"Indubitably, old boy, and at least Rubio is not a gaping anus."
 
2013-03-25 11:48:53 AM  

EyeballKid: MFK: Is S.E. Cupp trying to be the next Jennifer Rubin? "If I spew derp but sound half way intelligent doing it, I, too can have a byline in one of the world's largest papers".

Of course it doesn't matter that she's 100% on everything, she'll still get ink in the spirit of "being balanced" as if her ignorance is somehow just as valid as actual knowledge and truth.

She has all the qualifications that conservatives look for in women spreading their message: she's pretty.


She's hot.  She's younger than Sarah Palin, so her looks aren't too close to the expiration date.

She could probably dampen a hostile interview by leaning forward towards the camera a bit and uncrossing/crossing her legs.

Her writing is grammatically correct and passably competent, at least enough that she can't be derided for Palin-esque word salad.

She will probably not have to write crib notes on her palm.

She is less antagonistic than that battle-axe Ann Coulter.

Yep, this is undoubtedly the new standard bearin' girl for the GOP.

Give her a glittery cheerleader uniform with the epaulets and a tiara, and a baton to twirl, then send her out to the Sunday morning talk shows to talk with the smart people.
 
2013-03-25 11:49:36 AM  
Rubio has a shot at the nomination in 2016. Rand Paul does not.
 
2013-03-25 11:50:09 AM  
This guy?

www.hallandpartners.com
 
2013-03-25 11:50:40 AM  

meat0918: I don't think those particular men can save the GOP.


No, what can save the GOP is the Democratic Party farking up.


So the GOP is going to be OK then.

/cue the sad trombone
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-25 11:52:51 AM  
Can anyone really take Rand Paul seriously?  He seems like the male version of Sarah Palin to me.
 
2013-03-25 11:54:35 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: Rubio has a shot at the nomination in 2016. Rand Paul does not.


Before he has a shot, we're going to need to see Rubio's long-form birth certificate.  I heard he was born in Communist Cuba, and is actually the son of Fidel Castro.
 
2013-03-25 11:54:36 AM  
Aw geez, not this 'only a marketing problem' shiat again... I wasn't expecting any critical examination of U.S. Conservatives' dogma before I clicked. As always, didn't find any.


In the middle of the 20th century, conservatism was the domain of intellectuals like F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand and Russell Kirk, who begat William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater and Irving Kristol. Negotiating issues like anti-utopianism, free market economics and natural law, conservatism was an exercise for academics and elites. ...

Whether on tax cuts or prayer in schools, the conservatism of the late 20th century found traction both on editorial pages and the ballot box.



And you know what? That shiat doesn't work. Ignoring the pretty words and looking instead at the results of how it's been practiced in the U.S., "free market economics" and tax "reform" has been a boon to CEOs and professional investors at the expense of everyone else. And Republican foreign policy is expensive and creates more enemies than it vanquishes.


The question isn't whose vision the right should adopt, but how can both be promoted to revitalize the movement?


You know what, fark your "movement". I want to live and work in a healthy, prosperous, safe place where the bridges don't fall down, where we drink clean water and eat uncontaminated food, where we don't just have "access to" decent health care and education but we can expect to actually get some without going broke. Your stinkin' "movement" isn't gonna make any of that happen.
 
MFK
2013-03-25 11:55:43 AM  

vpb: Can anyone really take Rand Paul seriously?  He seems like the male version of Sarah Palin to me.


but he totally did an actual fillibuster. Sure the policy he was railing about didn't actually exist, but he fought the good fight for thirteen whole hours!
 
2013-03-25 11:56:51 AM  
neither Marco Rubio nor Bobby Jindal meets the constitutional definition of a natural born citizen. And since Rand has refused to show his birfin' certrificate, I will assume he is not a natural born citizen.
 
2013-03-25 12:03:25 PM  
S.E. Cupp. Is that pronounced "C Cup," and this is supposed to be some sort of satirical essay? There seem to be clues in the text to support this - Mark Steyn and Thomas Sowell are great intellectuals?
 
2013-03-25 12:04:49 PM  

phaseolus: Aw geez, not this 'only a marketing problem' shiat again... I wasn't expecting any critical examination of U.S. Conservatives' dogma before I clicked. As always, didn't find any.

In the middle of the 20th century, conservatism was the domain of intellectuals like F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand and Russell Kirk, who begat William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater and Irving Kristol. Negotiating issues like anti-utopianism, free market economics and natural law, conservatism was an exercise for academics and elites. ...

Whether on tax cuts or prayer in schools, the conservatism of the late 20th century found traction both on editorial pages and the ballot box.

And you know what? That shiat doesn't work. Ignoring the pretty words and looking instead at the results of how it's been practiced in the U.S., "free market economics" and tax "reform" has been a boon to CEOs and professional investors at the expense of everyone else. And Republican foreign policy is expensive and creates more enemies than it vanquishes.

The question isn't whose vision the right should adopt, but how can both be promoted to revitalize the movement?

You know what, fark your "movement". I want to live and work in a healthy, prosperous, safe place where the bridges don't fall down, where we drink clean water and eat uncontaminated food, where we don't just have "access to" decent health care and education but we can expect to actually get some without going broke. Your stinkin' "movement" isn't gonna make any of that happen.


You moocher.
 
2013-03-25 12:07:54 PM  

vpb: Can anyone really take Rand Paul seriously?  He seems like the male version of Sarah Palin to me.


Or just a younger version of Ron who has not managed to get any serious traction on the national stage
 
2013-03-25 12:08:08 PM  
Bwahahahahaaaa! Sure. Kentucky and Florida. You go with that.
 
2013-03-25 12:08:20 PM  

aug3: neither Marco Rubio nor Bobby Jindal meets the constitutional definition of a natural born citizen. And since Rand has refused to show his birfin' certrificate, I will assume he is not a natural born citizen.


OK, Rubio was born in Miami, yes... but BOTH of his parents were stinkin' commie Cuban foreigners at the time of his birth. Exactly the same as Obama, only with one FEWER parent who's a US citizen. How many conservatives will want to see Rubio's birth certificate? How many said "even if Obama was born in Hawaii, he's still not eligible?"
 
2013-03-25 12:08:36 PM  
S.E. Cupp

And I have stopped reading. Tell that concern troll to f*ck right off. I swear Cupp must be some deep-cover liberal that's just feeding the right wing sh*t on purpose.

Rand Paul? Marco Rubio? She's just f*cking with us now. Has to be.
 
2013-03-25 12:09:45 PM  

DeaH: S.E. Cupp. Is that pronounced "C Cup," and this is supposed to be some sort of satirical essay? There seem to be clues in the text to support this - Mark Steyn and Thomas Sowell are great intellectuals?


Just when I start admiring her (she is openly atheist and canceled her CPAC appearance to protest their stand on gay marriage - not the most popular views among conservatives) she pukes up something like that.
 
2013-03-25 12:09:57 PM  
Historically, conservatism has succeeded when it has offered either a strong intellectual argument or a convincing emotional one. Over the past four years, it has done neither well.

Hahahaha, only the last four years.  That's fresh.  Tell me another.  Something really crazy, like Ayn Rand being a symbol of the good old days of "conservative intellectualism"....oh dear, you actually went there.

Hey, author, have you ever considered that the GOP is failing because it's full of idiots like you?
 
2013-03-25 12:15:32 PM  

EyeballKid: Cupp


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At least one of you schmucks understands my "qualifications"
 
2013-03-25 12:15:49 PM  

MFK: Of course it doesn't matter that she's 100% on everything, she'll still get ink in the spirit of "being balanced" as if her ignorance is somehow just as valid as actual knowledge and truth.


About this, I do believe she's right.

Not for any particular brand of idealism or optimism on her part, but because it's been the Republican party's modus operandi for the past five decades to simply spin in one place or tack right every time it fails and rebrand itself rather than substantively change its platform. Before the tea party, it was compassionate conservatism; before that, it was the Contract with America, Christian Coalition, Reagan Revolution, Moral Majority, and so on all the way back to Buckley's neoconservatism.

This time around, I believe it'll take the form of past years' Spencerian libertarianism mixed with Objectivism with appeals to the Christian right left in subtext, and relegated to the state and local level. The GOP can no longer afford to put the Christian right on center-stage, and while that demographic is simply too large and influential to discharge, when the chips are down they  are an active voting bloc that can be counted on to turn out each and every election consistently for the GOP. If the Republican party is smart, they'll take the tact the Democratic party has taken in regards to its own fringe: quietly marginalizing them with the rare bone thrown to keep them from simply staying home during elections, while trying to regain lost ground in the center by discharging the reactionary elements from its platform.

Of course, the Republican party isn't smart at fighting anything but Democrats, and the Christian right is far too entitled at this point to take that laying down. Which is why they'll rebrand themselves, putting these guys front-and-center but not necessarily for what they stand, and call it a day.
 
2013-03-25 12:18:40 PM  

vpb: Can anyone really take Rand Paul seriously?  He seems like the male version of Sarah Palin to me.


The conservative base took Palin seriously.......
 
2013-03-25 12:18:58 PM  

DeltaPunch: At least one of you schmucks understands my "qualifications"


A brunette Republican sex kitten now, what is this an affirmative action hire or something?
 
2013-03-25 12:25:37 PM  
I knew that Sippy Cupp was stupid, but I didn't realize she was this deeply stupid.
 
2013-03-25 12:26:03 PM  
i13.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-25 12:32:11 PM  
Between 2001 and 2006 conservatives controlled all three branches of the US government. If there was any time for them to put their principles into action, it was then. And indeed, they did put those principles into action: they robbed the country blind, trumped up an excuse to invade a major oil producer, and lowered their own taxes. What's amazing is that they did everything wrong. They robbed the country, then saw their own money evaporate along with everyone else's when the economy disintegrated. They invaded Iraq, then failed to get any cheap oil, geopolitical prestige or permanent military bases out of the deal. They lowered taxes so irresponsibly that local governments are being forced to increase property, sales and income taxes to keep themselves from slipping into default. The conservatives were handed the keys to the country and promptly flushed them down the toilet. Sure, the Democrats may screw up as royally as the repubs did and send the pendulum swinging back the other way, but in order to do so they'd have to nominate a candidate as simultaneously stupid, tone deaf, entitled and clueless as GW Bush, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Paul Ryan, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump...
 
2013-03-25 12:37:04 PM  
Despite the popularity of Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, as well as the rise of the Tea Party, the movement has been successfully demonized by liberals as corporatist, plutocratic, anti-immigrant and anti-poor

 Yes, it's just liberal PR that says you are these things, not your actual stances or reality.
 
2013-03-25 12:38:16 PM  
"Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot."

 Actually that is exactly what makes you a bigot.
 
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