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2013-04-07 02:41:47 PM  

whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.


Yeah that's probably not why he got shunned. Remember, whidbey lies.
 
2013-04-07 02:42:33 PM  

skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?


Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.
 
2013-04-07 02:44:35 PM  

DarwiOdrade: TAKING IT BACK STARTS NOW

The butthurt in that phrase alone says so much.


I love how "taking our country back" has been more or less trademarked by the GOP. What about the rest of us? You don't think we want to take our country back from a ranting brigade of TeaPubliTarians who'd rather hold the country hostage than work in her interest?

And what, exactly, does "taking it back" mean? The 1950s? Sure, marginal tax rates were astronomical but at least b*tches and minorities knew their place? What is it you people want? Or is it just comforting to yell nebulous bullsh*t that passes for political philosophy?
 
2013-04-07 02:47:01 PM  

dickfreckle: DarwiOdrade: TAKING IT BACK STARTS NOW

The butthurt in that phrase alone says so much.

I love how "taking our country back" has been more or less trademarked by the GOP. What about the rest of us? You don't think we want to take our country back from a ranting brigade of TeaPubliTarians who'd rather hold the country hostage than work in her interest?

And what, exactly, does "taking it back" mean? The 1950s? Sure, marginal tax rates were astronomical but at least b*tches and minorities knew their place? What is it you people want? Or is it just comforting to yell nebulous bullsh*t that passes for political philosophy?


No, they want to go WAY back.  2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.
 
2013-04-07 02:47:16 PM  

sugardave: skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.


I have zero interest in the GOP's attempts at media outreach. I do find this laughable belief that many liberals hold that they are by nature innovative and funny to be interesting though. You do have a funny definition of funny and insightful though, I'll give you that.

/is potato a scandal yet?
//gold Jerry
 
2013-04-07 02:48:10 PM  

dickfreckle: DarwiOdrade: TAKING IT BACK STARTS NOW

The butthurt in that phrase alone says so much.

I love how "taking our country back" has been more or less trademarked by the GOP. What about the rest of us? You don't think we want to take our country back from a ranting brigade of TeaPubliTarians who'd rather hold the country hostage than work in her interest?

And what, exactly, does "taking it back" mean? The 1950s? Sure, marginal tax rates were astronomical but at least b*tches and minorities knew their place? What is it you people want? Or is it just comforting to yell nebulous bullsh*t that passes for political philosophy?


They want to return to the United States where the government never helped anyone or regulated anything - you know, the one that only lives in wingnut fantasies.
 
2013-04-07 02:49:18 PM  

skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.

I have zero interest in the GOP's attempts at media outreach. I do find this laughable belief that many liberals hold that they are by nature innovative and funny to be interesting though. You do have a funny definition of funny and insightful though, I'll give you that.

/is potato a scandal yet?
//gold Jerry


Conservatives, by the nature of conservatism, don't like things to change very much.  It doesn't take much effort to out-innovate them.
 
2013-04-07 02:49:36 PM  

Karac: dickfreckle: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Can we actually cite a successful conservative attempt at this sort of thing?

Foxnews: the successful conservative option to CNN.


I meant a successful attempt at humor or attempts to emulate internet trends, excluding blogs. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what I said in the original post.

Yes, FOX is successful. Propaganda typically is. However, CNN is merely worthless - not a media wing of a particular party.
 
2013-04-07 02:51:06 PM  

sugardave: skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.

I have zero interest in the GOP's attempts at media outreach. I do find this laughable belief that many liberals hold that they are by nature innovative and funny to be interesting though. You do have a funny definition of funny and insightful though, I'll give you that.

/is potato a scandal yet?
//gold Jerry

Conservatives, by the nature of conservatism, don't like things to change very much.  It doesn't take much effort to out-innovate them.


Sure. Being funnier and more innovative than a conservative doesn't make you funny or innovative. Additionally most of you just copy what you you've heard in more respects than one
 
2013-04-07 02:52:28 PM  

skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.

I have zero interest in the GOP's attempts at media outreach. I do find this laughable belief that many liberals hold that they are by nature innovative and funny to be interesting though. You do have a funny definition of funny and insightful though, I'll give you that.

/is potato a scandal yet?
//gold Jerry

Conservatives, by the nature of conservatism, don't like things to change very much.  It doesn't take much effort to out-innovate them.

Sure. Being funnier and more innovative than a conservative doesn't make you funny or innovative. Additionally most of you just copy what you you've heard in more respects than one


Okay, then.
 
2013-04-07 02:52:28 PM  

whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.


He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000
 
2013-04-07 02:52:30 PM  

sugardave: skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.

I have zero interest in the GOP's attempts at media outreach. I do find this laughable belief that many liberals hold that they are by nature innovative and funny to be interesting though. You do have a funny definition of funny and insightful though, I'll give you that.

/is potato a scandal yet?
//gold Jerry

Conservatives, by the nature of conservatism, don't like things to change very much.  It doesn't take much effort to out-innovate them.


Nonsense - conservatives have come up with entirely novel methods of violating the Constitution, opposing SCOTUS rulings, rolling back rights. They've been on fire lately.
 
2013-04-07 02:52:51 PM  
Is there any conservative humor that isn't just being mean to people?
 
2013-04-07 02:53:58 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000


Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.
 
2013-04-07 02:54:29 PM  
skullkrusher:

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?


Thanks a lot  #0bama
 
2013-04-07 02:55:33 PM  

DarwiOdrade: sugardave: skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.

I have zero interest in the GOP's attempts at media outreach. I do find this laughable belief that many liberals hold that they are by nature innovative and funny to be interesting though. You do have a funny definition of funny and insightful though, I'll give you that.

/is potato a scandal yet?
//gold Jerry

Conservatives, by the nature of conservatism, don't like things to change very much.  It doesn't take much effort to out-innovate them.

Nonsense - conservatives have come up with entirely novel methods of violating the Constitution, opposing SCOTUS rulings, rolling back rights. They've been on fire lately.


Damn, you got me there, I must admit.
 
2013-04-07 02:56:09 PM  

skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.


At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.
 
2013-04-07 02:56:23 PM  

notto: skullkrusher:

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Thanks a lot  #0bama


The 0bama thing is done by one person around here and no one pretends it is funny.
 
2013-04-07 02:56:23 PM  

skullkrusher: Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.


He just wanted some help clearing all that brush :'(
 
2013-04-07 02:57:58 PM  

DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.


Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?
 
2013-04-07 02:58:24 PM  
Republicans want a boutique version of America where Reagan, reading a script by Ayn Rand, leads America back to the Antebellum South, where owning land meant you were King.

Plantation economics, American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny and Small Government where businesses are concerned, unless the business needs a subsidy and protection to survive, or unless its anything to do with women, minorities or gays. Then its Big Daddy Government all the way, protect those poor put upon white rural landowners, just like my great grandaddy had. Fly the flags, glitter the eagles, let freedom ring.
 
2013-04-07 02:59:58 PM  

skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?


I believe the author of that blog believed what he wrote. Do I believe it? No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.
 
2013-04-07 03:01:00 PM  

skullkrusher: Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.


Medicare pt. D, et al? Oh, you're right. No one cared about those things due to the "R" accompanying his name. Watch Obama try to urge something like that to be passed, and enjoy watching the politics tab explode.

Anyway, I agree with you. He's not shunned because of things like that; his name is like battery acid and will be for years to come.
 
2013-04-07 03:03:19 PM  

DarwiOdrade: No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.


For what it's worth I always thought you were a Bene Gesserit witch..
 
2013-04-07 03:03:22 PM  

DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?

I believe the author of that blog believed what he wrote. Do I believe it? No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.


Yeah that's probably not the party position
 
2013-04-07 03:04:06 PM  

skullkrusher: notto: skullkrusher:

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Thanks a lot  #0bama

The 0bama thing is done by one person around here and no one pretends it is funny.


It's funny, but not in the traditional sense of the word funny. More like watching a child poop their pants in a temper tantrum funny.

/Pedant
 
2013-04-07 03:05:03 PM  

skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?

I believe the author of that blog believed what he wrote. Do I believe it? No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.

Yeah that's probably not the party position


Maybe in general, but the blog shows at least one person shunned him for being too liberal, and I'm sure there are others.
 
2013-04-07 03:07:52 PM  

DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?

I believe the author of that blog believed what he wrote. Do I believe it? No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.

Yeah that's probably not the party position

Maybe in general, but the blog shows at least one person shunned him for being too liberal, and I'm sure there are others.


So? I bet at least one person shuns him for being an illuminati lizardperson
 
2013-04-07 03:08:43 PM  

sugardave: DarwiOdrade: sugardave: skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.

I have zero interest in the GOP's attempts at media outreach. I do find this laughable belief that many liberals hold that they are by nature innovative and funny to be interesting though. You do have a funny definition of funny and insightful though, I'll give you that.

/is potato a scandal yet?
//gold Jerry

Conservatives, by the nature of conservatism, don't like things to change very much.  It doesn't take much effort to out-innovate them.

Nonsense - conservatives have come up with entirely novel methods of violating the Constitution, opposing SCOTUS rulings, rolling back rights. They've been on fire lately.

Damn, you got me there, I must admit.


Heh.

I actually misspose a bit in my original comment. I should've said that innovators are by nature liberal. They like new things, new ideas.

Conservatives by nature gravitate toward what's been working all along, regardless of whether it works or not.
 
2013-04-07 03:10:48 PM  
Remember that video about McCain's tour bus? Some bland guy in a jacket and tie showed stuff on the bus, talking the in a way that Republicans would think the cool kids talked. We got gems like "it's got 42" rims, take THAT Hollywood! "

It's going to be a lot like that, young republican twits with a 6th grade level of cleverness putting up stuff that's beyond awful. Theyre trying very hard to be cool which automatically makes you extremely uncool.

Then the site's lack of popularity will be caused by a liberal conspiacy driven by fear of how awesome the site is and desperation to keep people away from the site.

On the other hand, if you're in your 29s and live in DC, you can probably get a job at the RNC if you go in and tell them how you use the social mediums and that Facebook is cool now that grandparents use it.
 
2013-04-07 03:13:33 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Maybe in general, but the blog shows at least one person shunned him for being too liberal, and I'm sure there are others.


Yeah, but the primary reason for Bush Estrangement Syndrome isn't that he didn't toe the recently draconian party line. It's simply about his popularity (lack thereof). As noted above, no one was upset about Medicare D, the unfunded war, or overall spending. Had the economy not fallen to the sh*tter Bush would be an oft-employed speaker on the GOP circuit and bloggers would be lionizing him as the modern Reagan (at least the one that exists in their imaginations).
 
2013-04-07 03:14:55 PM  

skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?

I believe the author of that blog believed what he wrote. Do I believe it? No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.

Yeah that's probably not the party position

Maybe in general, but the blog shows at least one person shunned him for being too liberal, and I'm sure there are others.

So? I bet at least one person shuns him for being an illuminati lizardperson


I'm sorry. I figured you'd appreciate knowing that Bush was, in fact, shunned by some who perceived him as being too liberal, contrary to your statement. Weren't you just complaining about overgeneralizing just a day or two ago in the thread about white privilege?
 
2013-04-07 03:16:25 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Everything the GOP tries is an attempt to copy something else.  And it always fails.

Unless they're not making rich people richer, they're completely lost.

worldwideinterweb.com
 
2013-04-07 03:18:43 PM  

Aarontology: If it's anything like Conservapedia, all the articles are going to be about gay sex.


Not everything's about gay sex on conservapedia. They also claim the Theory of Relativity's a hoax.
 
2013-04-07 03:20:14 PM  

Mrbogey: The Republicans need to just have more people who do nothing but spew second-hand memes as if they're original and effective retorts.That's real intellectualism there, let me tell ya.


Well, it's no Newsmax, that's for sure.
 
2013-04-07 03:21:40 PM  

shamanwest: Lionel Mandrake: antidisestablishmentarianism: Lionel Mandrake: Everything the GOP tries is an attempt to copy something else.

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[www.encognitive.com image 640x483]

Comparing 35 years of failed economic policy with something that isn't even fully implemented yet.

Great jaerb dere!

The point of his post... you missed it.


Yeah, I suppose so...that's been known to happen.  Still don't get it, though.
 
2013-04-07 03:22:33 PM  
 
2013-04-07 03:23:22 PM  

DarwiOdrade: TAKING IT BACK STARTS NOW

The butthurt in that phrase alone says so much.


A picture of their main contributor
profile.ak.fbcdn.net :
 
2013-04-07 03:23:37 PM  

make me some tea: sugardave: DarwiOdrade: sugardave: skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: make me some tea: This should be about as successful as their attempts to make right-slanted versions of The Daily Show, Wikipedia, Media Matters, etc. They only attract a small audience of those seeking their own echo chamber, while everyone else rolls their eyes and moves on.

Liberals are by nature innovators, the people who come up with new ideas. It's pretty much the definition of liberal.

Then why is every liberal
meme and joke driven into the ground via mindnumbing repetition by the overwhelming majority of liberals who don't meet your definition?

Because they're funny, insightful, and liberals are way better at innovating in getting their messages out?  Fear not, surely this copycat venture will finally get you guys up there.

I have zero interest in the GOP's attempts at media outreach. I do find this laughable belief that many liberals hold that they are by nature innovative and funny to be interesting though. You do have a funny definition of funny and insightful though, I'll give you that.

/is potato a scandal yet?
//gold Jerry

Conservatives, by the nature of conservatism, don't like things to change very much.  It doesn't take much effort to out-innovate them.

Nonsense - conservatives have come up with entirely novel methods of violating the Constitution, opposing SCOTUS rulings, rolling back rights. They've been on fire lately.

Damn, you got me there, I must admit.

Heh.

I actually misspose a bit in my original comment. I should've said that innovators are by nature liberal. They like new things, new ideas.

Conservatives by nature gravitate toward what's been working all along, regardless of whether it works or not.


This makes more sense. True or not it is at least not at odds with observation
 
2013-04-07 03:24:20 PM  

dickfreckle: DarwiOdrade: Maybe in general, but the blog shows at least one person shunned him for being too liberal, and I'm sure there are others.

Yeah, but the primary reason for Bush Estrangement Syndrome isn't that he didn't toe the recently draconian party line. It's simply about his popularity (lack thereof). As noted above, no one was upset about Medicare D, the unfunded war, or overall spending. Had the economy not fallen to the sh*tter Bush would be an oft-employed speaker on the GOP circuit and bloggers would be lionizing him as the modern Reagan (at least the one that exists in their imaginations).


I realize that - I imagine his lack of popularity mostly comes from toeing the "draconian party line" a little too well. I'm just giving skully a hard time.
 
2013-04-07 03:26:23 PM  

DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?

I believe the author of that blog believed what he wrote. Do I believe it? No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.

Yeah that's probably not the party position

Maybe in general, but the blog shows at least one person shunned him for being too liberal, and I'm sure there are others.

So? I bet at least one person shuns him for being an illuminati lizardperson

I'm sorry. I figured you'd appreciate knowing that Bush was, in fact, shunned by some who perceived him as being too liberal, contrary to your statement. Weren't you just complaining about overgeneralizing just a day or two ago in the thread about white privilege?


My position was that that was not the reason he was shunned by his party. You yourself admit that that is not why he is shunned so just stick with the fact that we agree before you try to hard for Internet points, ok?
 
2013-04-07 03:27:23 PM  

skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?

I believe the author of that blog believed what he wrote. Do I believe it? No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.

Yeah that's probably not the party position

Maybe in general, but the blog shows at least one person shunned him for being too liberal, and I'm sure there are others.

So? I bet at least one person shuns him for being an illuminati lizardperson

I'm sorry. I figured you'd appreciate knowing that Bush was, in fact, shunned by some who perceived him as being too liberal, contrary to your statement. Weren't you just complaining about overgeneralizing just a day or two ago in the thread about white privilege?

My position was that that was not the reason he was shunned by his party. You yourself admit that that is not why he is shunned so just stick with the fact that we agree before you try to hard for Internet points, ok?


Ok sweetie - I'll leaving the scoring of points through inane hairsplitting to you.
 
2013-04-07 03:29:22 PM  
You know I thought it was just going to be some random conservative blog site... nope, it's the NRCC's site.  How sad.
 
2013-04-07 03:31:30 PM  

DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Doktor_Zhivago: whidbey: Remember, George W Bush was shunned by his own party. Yes, his neo-conservative leanings were actually too liberal for some. Amazing.

He wanted to give the messicans amnesty.  That's worse than abortion, gaybuttsex & benghazi x 10000

Except he was shunned because being associated with him is toxic, not because if any perception of liberalism.

At least one sucky blog disagrees with you.

Do you believe this blog or do you think the GOP just wants to disassociate from a wildly unpopular former President?

I believe the author of that blog believed what he wrote. Do I believe it? No, but I'm neither a fundamentalist Christian nor conservative.

Yeah that's probably not the party position

Maybe in general, but the blog shows at least one person shunned him for being too liberal, and I'm sure there are others.

So? I bet at least one person shuns him for being an illuminati lizardperson

I'm sorry. I figured you'd appreciate knowing that Bush was, in fact, shunned by some who perceived him as being too liberal, contrary to your statement. Weren't you just complaining about overgeneralizing just a day or two ago in the thread about white privilege?

My position was that that was not the reason he was shunned by his party. You yourself admit that that is not why he is shunned so just stick with the fact that we agree before you try to hard for Internet points, ok?

Ok sweetie - I'll leaving the scoring of points through inane hairsplitting to you.


It's not hairsplitting, pumpkin. We both know what "the party shunned him because..." means and it isn't a generalization and some fringe whackos with a blog aren't who we're talking about, is it? It isn't to imply that every Republican dislikes him for one reason or another. In fact I'd bet most rank and filers think being associated with W is an honor worthy of promoting."The party" we're referring to here does not
 
2013-04-07 03:31:43 PM  

wildcardjack: Is there any conservative humor that isn't just being mean to people?


King of the Hill? Not sure if Mike Judge is a conservative or not. He tends to be insightful and funny without being hateful so he's probably not. Still KOTH is hilarious and all the Texas conservatives are the good guys and all the liberals are annoying stereotypes.
 
2013-04-07 03:35:03 PM  

notto: Wow.

http://www.nrcc.org/2013/03/22/13-animals-that-are-really-bummed-abo ut -obamacare/


The link to Living Under ObamaCare is just precious.

Their centerpiece is a whine about how costs will go up because more people will be getting healthcare...
 
2013-04-07 03:35:34 PM  

sugardave: No, they want to go WAY back. 2,000 years or so, give or take a couple of decades.



Oh, great. Knowing them, they'll cobble together the worst parts of Imperial Rome and the Pharisees.
 
2013-04-07 03:36:58 PM  

CorporatePerson: wildcardjack: Is there any conservative humor that isn't just being mean to people?

King of the Hill? Not sure if Mike Judge is a conservative or not. He tends to be insightful and funny without being hateful so he's probably not. Still KOTH is hilarious and all the Texas conservatives are the good guys and all the liberals are annoying stereotypes.


Not sure of his politics, but I'd bet more liberal than conservative.

CSB: I met Mike Judge at the opening of the Beavis and Butthead movie.
 
2013-04-07 03:39:24 PM  

sugardave: CorporatePerson: wildcardjack: Is there any conservative humor that isn't just being mean to people?

King of the Hill? Not sure if Mike Judge is a conservative or not. He tends to be insightful and funny without being hateful so he's probably not. Still KOTH is hilarious and all the Texas conservatives are the good guys and all the liberals are annoying stereotypes.

Not sure of his politics, but I'd bet more liberal than conservative.

CSB: I met Mike Judge at the opening of the Beavis and Butthead movie.


I don't care much for his politics, but that General Tso makes a damn fine chicken dinner.
 
2013-04-07 03:41:33 PM  
Oh, Buzzfeed is TOTALLY conservative. Same with MSNBC and PBS. The vast right-wing conspiracy controls all media. Jay Leno is in charge of it.
 
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