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2013-04-08 04:08:05 PM
FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe said, "It's sad to hear that GOP insiders are disparaging the freedom community behind closed doors..."


Yes, they should be doing it publicly.
 
2013-04-08 04:20:25 PM
It's like these people are just now realizing that capitalism is amoral and doesn't give a fark about your ideology as long as they can profit from it.
 
2013-04-08 04:25:12 PM

Aarontology: It's like these people are just now realizing that capitalism is amoral and doesn't give a fark about your ideology as long as they can profit from it.


BEWARE! Liberal elements have infiltrated the republican party and are working to destroy small business owners whose only crime is informing you about LIBERAL THREATS TO YOUR FREEDOM!
HELP US FIGHT BACK AGAINST THESE RINO TRAITORS BUY DONATING $5, $10 OR $25 TO THE PURITY FUND NOW!
 
2013-04-08 04:33:12 PM
My mother constantly gets mail at her house begging her for money to fight the good fight. More often than not, the groups begging her for help have "Tea Party" in their name and they are all scams.

Don't you hate it when other con artists con your own marks?
 
2013-04-08 05:35:05 PM

impaler: My mother constantly gets mail at her house begging her for money to fight the good fight. More often than not, the groups begging her for help have "Tea Party" in their name and they are all scams.

Don't you hate it when other con artists con your own marks?


I like the audacity of declaring what are "real" Teabagger groups when they constantly insist it is a grass roots organization with no structure.
 
2013-04-08 05:37:34 PM
STOP TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OUR GULLIBILITY!
 
2013-04-08 05:47:18 PM
Conservative media had a tendency to shoot itself in the foot by focusing more on generating outrage than on finding facts. "We do our cause more harm than good if we get outrageously outraged over every slight and grievance," Erickson said

I agree with Erick Erickson?!? Hold me.
 
2013-04-08 05:54:49 PM
the worst I have gotten was the christmas story one where 0bummer stole and wallet and stinks. But don't call 'em racists.
 
2013-04-08 05:56:11 PM
But without irrational fearmongering bullshiat, where will the Republican Party be?
 
2013-04-08 06:01:16 PM

vernonFL: Conservative media had a tendency to shoot itself in the foot by focusing more on generating outrage than on finding facts. "We do our cause more harm than good if we get outrageously outraged over every slight and grievance," Erickson said

I agree with Erick Erickson?!? Hold me.


That would mean a lot more from him if he wasn't doing plenty of the outrage over nothing himself.
 
2013-04-08 06:03:16 PM
www.alliancewake.com

"As you can see here Gertie, he's black."
 
2013-04-08 06:03:24 PM
It's funny that Erik Erickson was mentioned.  I forwarded a Red State article he wrote about gay marriage to a friend that works for a Republican legislator.  She said she doesn't care about his liberal point of view.

PURGE THE UNCLEAN!
 
2013-04-08 06:03:50 PM

Poopspasm: But without irrational fearmongering bullshiat, where will the Republican Party be?


Referenced only in history books.
 
2013-04-08 06:05:42 PM
FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe said, "It's sad to hear that GOP insiders are disparaging the freedom community behind closed doors..."

Oh, FFS. These people are simply ridiculous.
 
2013-04-08 06:06:26 PM
You generate far more donations/book sales/newsletter subscriptions as an aggrieved minority than as a successful political party with the power to enact actual policy.

The last thing the huckster wing of the republican party wants is to win more elections, just like the last thing the gun industry wants is for liberals to stop trying to enact gun control.
 
2013-04-08 06:09:38 PM
A very interesting read is one of the article's linked by Rick Perlstein on The Baffler:

http://www.thebaffler.com/past/the_long_con

Basically an in depth takedown of the whole conservative lying paranoid rumor machine.  It is over half a year old by now though so obviously focuses on Romney, but the lessons it teaches are timeless. (Republicans depend on Base Republicans being ludicrously gullible and uninformed.)
 
2013-04-08 06:10:40 PM
GAH WHY DID I PUT THAT APOSTROPHE

FORGIVE ME LORD

FORGIVE
 
2013-04-08 06:12:42 PM
There's probably a lot of money by playing on their fears, too bad I have morals or I could make a ton of money on freedom bulbs, gold, and repeal Obamacare.
 
2013-04-08 06:12:44 PM

Esc7: A very interesting read is one of the article's linked by Rick Perlstein on The Baffler:

http://www.thebaffler.com/past/the_long_con

Basically an in depth takedown of the whole conservative lying paranoid rumor machine.  It is over half a year old by now though so obviously focuses on Romney, but the lessons it teaches are timeless. (Republicans depend on Base Republicans being ludicrously gullible and uninformed.)


I saw this headline and immediately thought of that. But, given that this is The Atlantic, they link to it in the article.
 
2013-04-08 06:13:03 PM
i151.photobucket.com

Even your party leaders think you are scared sheep.
 
2013-04-08 06:15:54 PM

Corvus: [i151.photobucket.com image 600x400]


And this, students, is why we use .png nowadays instead of .jpg.

/I'm 75% sure that says "Visceral Giving" and "Calculated Giving"?
 
2013-04-08 06:16:09 PM

PreMortem: the freedom community


Is that what the wingnut theocrat brigade is seriously calling itself now?

How positively Orwellian.

/in before someone claiming Orwell hated Socialists
 
2013-04-08 06:18:35 PM
I like to take those flyers/ donation crap , sharpie out all the ID stuff and put certain peoples names and addresses on so the can get BS up the whoo whoo.
 
2013-04-08 06:21:13 PM

Esc7: A very interesting read is one of the article's linked by Rick Perlstein on The Baffler:

http://www.thebaffler.com/past/the_long_con

Basically an in depth takedown of the whole conservative lying paranoid rumor machine.  It is over half a year old by now though so obviously focuses on Romney, but the lessons it teaches are timeless. (Republicans depend on Base Republicans being ludicrously gullible and uninformed.)


i2.kym-cdn.com

Actually, I did read the last bit where it spoke of Multi-Level marketing which was interesting.   Many moons ago I worked for an MLM company in their IT department.   Part of my job was to go to their events to setup computers to take orders at their pep rally.  Everyone there was a hard core fundie which is interesting data.
 
2013-04-08 06:22:52 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe said, "It's sad to hear that GOP insiders are disparaging the freedom community behind closed doors..."

Oh, FFS. These people are simply ridiculous.


Heh, I liked that one a lot too.

Sad that even the reasonable ones mentioned in the article are deluded or full of shiat.  It's not just your fringe scam artists doing this.  Your propaganda wing, your senate and house leads, your governors, your presidential candidates, they're all saying the same damn thing.  Even the heads of the RNC the last ten years have constantly engaged in this bullshiat.
 
2013-04-08 06:24:15 PM

Esc7: GAH WHY DID I PUT THAT APOSTROPHE

FORGIVE ME LORD

FORGIVE


Grammar Ashley isn't mad, she's just disappointment.

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-08 06:25:40 PM
Sounds like the scammers are starting to hurt RNC fundraising efforts.

This field does sound rather lucrative.  All you need is a creative mind and a list of e-mail addresses.
 
2013-04-08 06:26:16 PM
Some Farker many months ago post a link in a politics thread to a really interesting piece analyzing the fact that the right wing media is largely a vehicle to fleece the gullible. It was a really long and detailed piece and I wish my google-fu was acute enough to find it now. I can't say it was exactly 'eye opening', but there was a lot of interesting nuance in it that made it a worthwhile read.
 
2013-04-08 06:39:25 PM

theknuckler_33: Some Farker many months ago post a link in a politics thread to a really interesting piece analyzing the fact that the right wing media is largely a vehicle to fleece the gullible. It was a really long and detailed piece and I wish my google-fu was acute enough to find it now. I can't say it was exactly 'eye opening', but there was a lot of interesting nuance in it that made it a worthwhile read.


I think Esc7 already posted a link to that one.
 
2013-04-08 06:40:27 PM
Two of the GOPs Presidential contenders were in it only to generate book sales.  Gingrich even managed to "campaign" in Hawaii for his anniversary.

Anonymous needs to get some of these groups' mailing lists and give them to someone who will run a troll campaign. Solicit money for "freedom!" and give the proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
 
2013-04-08 06:41:30 PM

theknuckler_33: Some Farker many months ago post a link in a politics thread to a really interesting piece analyzing the fact that the right wing media is largely a vehicle to fleece the gullible. It was a really long and detailed piece and I wish my google-fu was acute enough to find it now. I can't say it was exactly 'eye opening', but there was a lot of interesting nuance in it that made it a worthwhile read.


Or you could RTFA, or the thread....
 
2013-04-08 06:47:19 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe said, "It's sad to hear that GOP insiders are disparaging the freedom community behind closed doors..."

Oh, FFS. These people are simply ridiculous.


A few days ago I noticed that they're STILL pushing the line that schools are trying to indoctrinate your children to be progressive drones.  I was strongly tempted to respond as follows:

SOCIAL CONSERVATISM: The fear that someone, somewhere, is teaching your children to be smarter than you.

/might make a good demotivational poster
 
2013-04-08 06:47:56 PM

Arachnophobe: Esc7: GAH WHY DID I PUT THAT APOSTROPHE

FORGIVE ME LORD

FORGIVE

Grammar Ashley isn't mad, she's just disappointment.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]


Jeez, doesn't she know anything?  It's "I am disappoint."

/I am disappoint
 
2013-04-08 06:54:36 PM

Arachnophobe: Esc7: GAH WHY DID I PUT THAT APOSTROPHE

FORGIVE ME LORD

FORGIVE

Grammar Ashley isn't mad, she's just disappointment.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]


I'd disappointment her...
 
2013-04-08 07:04:23 PM
i didnt realize fw:fw:fw emails were still big. if i were to look at family member's facebook pages i would assume they've gone to a more visual forum there.
 
2013-04-08 07:06:33 PM
The freedom community frowns upon your shenanigans.
 
2013-04-08 07:10:23 PM

Sandusky Knows Best: i didnt realize fw:fw:fw emails were still big. if i were to look at family member's facebook pages i would assume they've gone to a more visual forum there.


Those e-mails are still a big thing.  I don't claim to understand the thought processes of those who forward them, but I have two theories:

1. With e-mail, it's easier to control who gets it, thus reducing the odds that someone will tell you that you're wrong.
2. FIX OLD NO NEW
 
2013-04-08 07:25:40 PM
Can we stop calling it conservative "civil war"? It's just the loudmouths blaming other loudmouths for not loudmouthing the right things at the right time. A group of people trying to figure out where to go to eat is more interesting.
 
2013-04-08 07:25:47 PM

anfrind: 1. With e-mail, it's easier to control who gets it, thus reducing the odds that someone will tell you that you're wrong.


My mom used to forward some stuff to me that she got from a friend. It usually took about 10 second on Snopes to debunk them. She doesn't send them to me anymore.
 
2013-04-08 07:29:53 PM
FTFA:  The letters tell apocalyptic stories about atheist professors who want to teach gay sex to kindergarteners, or United Nations plots to doom the U.S. dollar, or your average smug elite laughing all the way to the bank, and only you can stop them by donating $5, $10, or $25. A more recent example comes from Newt Gingrich's Gingrich Productions, which sent out this threat that Obama could run for a third term, below.

There's your problem. Gingrich was almost the presidential candidate last year. Rick Santorum now works for World Net Daily, which is as I'm to understand, just a collection of those FWD FWD FWD scam emails presented in article form. You can't clamp down on dishonesty and misinformation if everyone in the movement up to the very top is a freaking con man.
 
2013-04-08 07:34:01 PM

vernonFL: Conservative media had a tendency to shoot itself in the foot by focusing more on generating outrage than on finding facts. "We do our cause more harm than good if we get outrageously outraged over every slight and grievance," Erickson said

I agree with Erick Erickson?!? Hold me.


He sure has a lot of nerve saying that as one of the major perpetrators within "the conservative media". Maybe he finally hit his threshold but I am not going to hold my breath.
 
2013-04-08 07:40:06 PM

dookdookdook: Corvus: [i151.photobucket.com image 600x400]

And this, students, is why we use .png nowadays instead of .jpg.

/I'm 75% sure that says "Visceral Giving" and "Calculated Giving"?


Okay, students, listen up: the "P" in "JPEG" stands for "Photograph(ic)" (Joint Photographic Experts Group, to be precise). If it ain't a photograph, do not save it as a .JPG! Line art, logos, charts, graphs, graphical text, panels from comics / stills from cartoons (even color ones), etc. should all be saved as .PNG (preferably 8-bit, with 8-bit alpha if you need transparency or a non-rectangular outline and know how to do that [Photoshop can't, Fireworks can], 24-bit or 32-bit if absolutely necessary), or .GIF in a pinch ― .TIFF if it's intended for print and page layout software.
 
2013-04-08 08:21:12 PM
I had this idea for a great startup business. Millions of FaceBook ads and direct mail asking for money to defeat Hillary Clinton again. We know she's coming, and those who are scared of her and derpy enough to want to beat her will be more than happy to send me money.
Then I use some of the money to fund the most progressive candidate I can find to run against her. Even if she still wins, still get my (pinko-commie left-wing) issues out there, and I do it with money from derpy right-wingers, which leaves less money for them to fund the GOP candidate.
 
2013-04-08 08:24:14 PM

Corvus: [i151.photobucket.com image 600x400]

Even your party leaders think you are scared sheep.


Of course they do.  We're talking about evangelical Christians, here, for the most part.

They've already been primed to see "you're all sheep!" as a compliment, not an insult.
 
2013-04-08 08:29:31 PM

MisterRonbo: Two of the GOPs Presidential contenders were in it only to generate book sales.  Gingrich even managed to "campaign" in Hawaii for his anniversary.

Anonymous needs to get some of these groups' mailing lists and give them to someone who will run a troll campaign. Solicit money for "freedom!" and give the proceeds to Planned Parenthood.


I have given some consideration to running a fear-based campaign to advocate the restoration of "traditional marriage", and then using money generated either to advocate legalized polygamy, to advocate, through public advertising, laws requiring female rape victims to marry their rapist or to advocate a Constitutional amendment prohibiting miscegenation.

Doing so, however, would require any produced advertising to conclude with, either spoken or in text, the one-word question "Problem?"
 
2013-04-08 09:27:08 PM
Love it!

GOP whiz kids come up with "create crazy paranoid e-mails that will frighten old people and get them to give us money!"

Never did they conisder that Joe-Blow-Insane-Dude would think "I need to get rid of these black helicopters and commies in my neighborhood, better frighten some old people for money to help cover the difference between my parent's mortgage and the rent I owe them!"

Please proceed, True Conservativestm

/keep it as pure as you can
//the Democratic Party thanks you
 
2013-04-08 09:28:10 PM

Arachnophobe: Esc7: GAH WHY DID I PUT THAT APOSTROPHE

FORGIVE ME LORD

FORGIVE

Grammar Ashley isn't mad, she's just disappointment.


That cracked me up for some reason
 
2013-04-08 10:08:40 PM
I know a guy, 69, who was in the banking industry, educated, seems sane, not senile, but he believes every ridiculous claim from the FW FW FW FW world.  It doesn't matter how patently laughable.  Believes 'em all.  Forwards 'em all.

There is a sizeable minority of people who will believe anything about Obama.  So long as it's bad.
 
2013-04-08 11:24:15 PM

threedingers: Arachnophobe: Esc7: GAH WHY DID I PUT THAT APOSTROPHE

FORGIVE ME LORD

FORGIVE

Grammar Ashley isn't mad, she's just disappointment.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]

I'd disappointment her...


They have pills for that.
 
2013-04-08 11:59:47 PM
Watching the Republican party eat itself alive from within is just making my entire life worthwhile at this point. You so rarely get to watch a vicious rabid animal eat its own entrails while at the same time snarling at you that it's totally enjoying it's meal and you should just back the f*ck off. This line was priceless:

Shields is dangerous. He has no internal compass, and his political mentor is Congressman Dave Reichert. Reichert is probably the most liberal Republican in the House. He has never had a job in the private sector. (This from an "anonymous Republican source")

It's reminding me of the "I love the Constitution more than you!" that we were getting a few years back--only x3 and outer-directed this time. The Night of Long Knives, only in slow motion. Hitler must be loving it.
 
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