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(NBC News)   Social conservatives to RNC chairman Reince Priebus: We could leave the GOP. Seriously, we'd just walk out. We mean it. No, we really mean it. Why are you holding open the door, jackass, we're serious here? Stop pushing, man   (firstread.nbcnews.com) divider line 191
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2013-04-11 08:48:11 AM
No way becuz Merica can only be a two party system!  (If we give them actual choices there's an outside chance we might have to serve the populous as a whole)
 
2013-04-11 08:48:37 AM
Liberals should do this to the democratic party since they are nothing more than Republicans who call themselves liberal.
 
2013-04-11 08:48:42 AM
I still don't believe anyone named Reince Priebus actually exists. This was something made up by Russia Today to make the GOP look like twats.
 
2013-04-11 08:49:08 AM
Good riddance to Newt's rubbish.
 
2013-04-11 08:49:28 AM
I'll never get used to this guys name. It sounds like it came out of The Phantom Menace.
 
2013-04-11 08:49:35 AM
Yeah, yeah.  If the RNC weakens their dedication to malice, they'll pack up and go.. somewhere?
 
2013-04-11 08:49:47 AM
Rinsed Pubes.
 
2013-04-11 08:49:51 AM
The social conservatives won't abandon the GOP, and the GOP won't do a goddamned thing to push them out.

They'll just claim they're taking a more libertarian stance because RAND PAUL thinks people should serve a little less jail time for having weed.
 
2013-04-11 08:50:06 AM
"Chairman Priebus agrees that we must stand up for our conservative principles while we work together to grow our party and win elections and has been traveling the country with that message," said Kirsten Kukowski, an RNC spokeswoman. Furthermore, she said that a resolution re-affirming the platform was currently being drafted, and would likely win approval from the full RNC this Friday.


Tells you all you need to know about he GOP and its "reforms".
 
2013-04-11 08:50:24 AM
America can only be a two party system as long as you have Weeners the post voting. You shiat in your bed, you have to sleep in it.
 
2013-04-11 08:51:06 AM
Good, GTFO. It would be nice to have a reasonable opposition to the democrats. Maybe then we could actually have a liberal alternative to vote for instead of just center-right and batshiat-donkey-farking-crazy.

/ if you promise never to come back I'll buy you idiots the plain tickets to Afghanistan. If you can get over the fact that you named your religion differently you'd fit in a lot better with the Taliban anyway
 
2013-04-11 08:51:11 AM
www.peopalove.com
 
2013-04-11 08:53:02 AM
We'll need the Republican party for as long as a bell-curve has a back side.
 
2013-04-11 08:53:54 AM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-11 08:54:22 AM
You think this is some kind of joke, GOP? You think I'm playing around here? Well, you can just forget about me voting for anyone with an "R" after his name who wasn't astroturfed by the Koch bros. I'm being dead serious: I absolutely cannot and will not vote for anyone with an "R" after his name who wasn't astroturfed by the Koch bros. So, yeah.... better think twice on that.
 
2013-04-11 08:54:33 AM

Phil Moskowitz: I still don't believe anyone named Reince Priebus actually exists. This was something made up by Russia Today to make the GOP look like twats.


Remove all the vowels from his name and it RNC PR BS  now tell me he isn't an engineered life form created with the purpose of leading the RNC
 
2013-04-11 08:54:37 AM
WHAT IF we replaced the two party system with something else? One idea is, given 10 or 15 key issues or values, candidates declare where they stand and enter the race. Instead of evaluating the candidate partly on party, you evaluate them on what they stand for.

In addition, replace the primaries with a first general election with all candidates on the ballot, followed by a run-off election for races when there is no candidate with a winning majority in the first. Those going to Congress can choose how to caucus. I don't mind partisanship, but the two-party system, I think, leaves us much more polarized.

(Or monarchy. Maybe it's time again.)
 
2013-04-11 08:54:45 AM
Lol... The fundies aren't going anywhere. The GOP is more than accommodating them with fundamentalist candidates and a far-right platform.
 
2013-04-11 08:54:56 AM

Outrageous Muff: Liberals should do this to the democratic party since they are nothing more than Republicans who call themselves liberal.


I don't think of myself as a liberal, but I voted Green Party in the last presidential election because their ticket most aligned with my own political ideals, meanwhile voting Democrat was morally unconscionable to me, and voting for a Mitt Romney-Ayn Rand ticket was unfathomable.
 
2013-04-11 08:55:13 AM
America - Where taxpayers give pensions and healthcare to millionaires for life to decide what to take away from taxpayers that work 6 or 7 days a week just to make ends meet so they can give tax breaks to their wealthy friends that bankrupted the country at least twice while their supporters call us lazy hippies for pointing it out.
 
2013-04-11 08:56:04 AM

Phil Moskowitz: I still don't believe anyone named Reince Priebus actually exists. This was something made up by Russia Today to make the GOP look like twats.



Russia Today does not have to make something up to do that.
 
2013-04-11 08:56:29 AM
If they leave, the party is screwed. If they stay, the party is screwed.
By all means, continue.
 
2013-04-11 08:56:50 AM
God, the signatories are like a who's-who of the wing-nut Derp Crew.  To lose all of them at once would be a day worth celebrating.
 
2013-04-11 08:56:50 AM

mytdawg: America - Where taxpayers give pensions and healthcare to millionaires for life to decide what to take away from taxpayers that work 6 or 7 days a week just to make ends meet so they can give tax breaks to their wealthy friends that bankrupted the country at least twice while their supporters call us lazy hippies for pointing it out.


That was beautiful.
 
2013-04-11 08:57:26 AM
Too late Republicans. The social conservatives are too deeply embedded for you to ever be able to remove them without destroying yourselves entirely.
 
2013-04-11 08:58:04 AM
I know it'll never happen, but still ...

/pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease
 
2013-04-11 08:58:24 AM

bmongar: Phil Moskowitz: I still don't believe anyone named Reince Priebus actually exists. This was something made up by Russia Today to make the GOP look like twats.

Remove all the vowels from his name and it RNC PR BS  now tell me he isn't an engineered life form created with the purpose of leading the RNC


Like maybe created from nothing by a Sith? What is his midichlorian level?

/Knew I was on to something
 
2013-04-11 08:58:27 AM
People are constantly evaluating political news with a Dem vs Rep slant.  These days, the far more important battles are within the GOP itself.  Everybody in the party has their knives out, and they're all pointed at each other.  Boner hates Cantor, everybody hates McConnell, etc.  The Tea Party wants control of the GOP, that's where the big fight is.  The Dems are just watching and shaking their heads.
 
2013-04-11 08:58:41 AM
Holding the line against same-sex marriage, the letter argues, would allow Republicans to make better inroads, for instance, into more traditionally-minded corners of the African American community.

Somewhere, buried deep within parts of the country we've long ignored, are hidden pockets of the valuable fuel our party needs to survive. Drill, baby, drill, for that sweet oil of bigotry!
 
2013-04-11 08:58:57 AM
If you don't hate everything we hate we will totally leave and for a viable third party in a little less than a year and YOU'RE NOT INVITED!
 
2013-04-11 08:59:18 AM

lolpix: I don't think of myself as a liberal, but I voted Green Party in the last presidential election because their ticket most aligned with my own political ideals, meanwhile voting Democrat was morally unconscionable to me, and voting for a Mitt Romney-Ayn Rand ticket was unfathomable.


No offense, but the Green Party is basically the democrats' Tea Party except they can't get elected. Plus they allowed W. into office.
 
2013-04-11 09:00:15 AM
www.morethings.com
 
2013-04-11 09:00:19 AM

bmongar: Phil Moskowitz: I still don't believe anyone named Reince Priebus actually exists. This was something made up by Russia Today to make the GOP look like twats.

Remove all the vowels from his name and it RNC PR BS  now tell me he isn't an engineered life form created with the purpose of leading the RNC


Which is probably why they keep him around even though he is absolutely and comically horrible at his job.

On the other hand, maybe he was engineered to destroy the Republican party.
 
2013-04-11 09:00:51 AM
Social conservatives warn Priebus they could abandon GOP

And the GOP replied "And go where?" followed by "Now shut up and go make us all sammiches, biatches. "
 
2013-04-11 09:01:04 AM

Wooly Bully: Holding the line against same-sex marriage, the letter argues, would allow Republicans to make better inroads, for instance, into more traditionally-minded corners of the African American community.

Somewhere, buried deep within parts of the country we've long ignored, are hidden pockets of the valuable fuel our party needs to survive. Drill, baby, drill, for that sweet oil of bigotry!


Seriously.  See also: maybe if we just call women whores louder, they'll finally vote for us.
 
2013-04-11 09:02:15 AM

Wooly Bully: Holding the line against same-sex marriage, the letter argues, would allow Republicans to make better inroads, for instance, into more traditionally-minded corners of the African American community.

Somewhere, buried deep within parts of the country we've long ignored, are hidden pockets of the valuable fuel our party needs to survive. Drill, baby, drill, for that sweet oil of bigotry!


Yeah, they absolutely refuse to acknowledge the 5 moderate votes they lose for every vote this policy gains them.
 
2013-04-11 09:02:19 AM
Oh how ADORABLE! Subby is a libertarian who thinks the GOP could exist without social conservatives!

We got a live one, fellas!
 
2013-04-11 09:03:03 AM

Wooly Bully: Holding the line against same-sex marriage, the letter argues, would allow Republicans to make better inroads, for instance, into more traditionally-minded corners of the African American community.

Somewhere, buried deep within parts of the country we've long ignored, are hidden pockets of the valuable fuel our party needs to survive. Drill, baby, drill, for that sweet oil of bigotry!


For example, they'll send RAND PAUL to Howard University to talk down to black college students
 
2013-04-11 09:05:37 AM

Outrageous Muff: lolpix: I don't think of myself as a liberal, but I voted Green Party in the last presidential election because their ticket most aligned with my own political ideals, meanwhile voting Democrat was morally unconscionable to me, and voting for a Mitt Romney-Ayn Rand ticket was unfathomable.

No offense, but the Green Party is basically the democrats' Tea Party except they can't get elected. Plus they allowed W. into office.


That a perfect comparison if you ignore the fact that the Greens have absolutely zero power within the Democratic Party and have no effect what so ever on the platform or policies of the Party.
 
2013-04-11 09:06:51 AM
Wow, they served that up on a platter.  The smart move for the GOP is just to send an open letter back saying, "Thanks for all you've done, though it's sad to see you go, we need to modernize the party and at least develop a few policy positions that make sense.  Since this is a civil rights issue, we're starting here because it's a no brainer".

What are these douches going to do?  Join the Dems?  Start their own ineffective third party?   Yes, this action might greatly reduce the chances of the GOP in the next election cycle or two, however long term... it's the only responsible path the party can take.  America is getting more educated and wordly (slowly, I grant you, but still getting there)...  the politics of ignorance are already starting to show cracks.
 
2013-04-11 09:07:37 AM
Who's ever going to vote for a third party? Well me for one. In the 96 election I was presented with a choice between Bubba, Bob Dole and Ross Perot. You can say I threw away my vote but I voted for Perot. Why? The guy obviously had issues but I still admired his straightforwardness, as opposed to the two clowns running for the big parties. During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, when excepting the Argo thing, the US government was sitting in a corner furiously fapping, Ross Perot got his guys out. During a time of extreme crisis when he had no power over the situation, he got all of his people home. If there is ever a third party candidate that I like like that again, that person will get my vote. And no, I'm not talking about some a-hole in the vein of Ralph Nader or any of the Paul clan.
 
2013-04-11 09:08:20 AM
www.empowernetwork.com
 
2013-04-11 09:08:24 AM

DeltaPunch: You think this is some kind of joke, GOP? You think I'm playing around here? Well, you can just forget about me voting for anyone with an "R" after his name who wasn't astroturfed by the Koch bros. I'm being dead serious: I absolutely cannot and will not vote for anyone with an "R" after his name who wasn't astroturfed by the Koch bros. So, yeah.... better think twice on that.


Fun fact: Fred Koch, founder of Koch Industries, was also a co-founder of the John Birch Society.
 
2013-04-11 09:08:33 AM

Aarontology: Wooly Bully: Holding the line against same-sex marriage, the letter argues, would allow Republicans to make better inroads, for instance, into more traditionally-minded corners of the African American community.

Somewhere, buried deep within parts of the country we've long ignored, are hidden pockets of the valuable fuel our party needs to survive. Drill, baby, drill, for that sweet oil of bigotry!

For example, they'll send RAND PAUL to Howard University to talk down to black college students


GOP Bigwhig: We need to work on our minority outreach, fellas. Any ideas?

RAND PAUL: I'll go explain to some black kids that if only they weren't so ignorant of American history, they'd know liberals are the real racists.

GOP Bigwhig: Aren't you the one who said the Constitution guarantees a right to racial discrimination in public accommodations?

RAND PAUL: It does.

GOP Bigwhig: Terrific. Get to it, then.
 
2013-04-11 09:08:47 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: That a perfect comparison if you ignore the fact that the Greens have absolutely zero power within the Democratic Party and have no effect what so ever on the platform or policies of the Party.


They did have power after 2000, then they pissed it away for Howard Dean.
 
2013-04-11 09:09:34 AM
Conservative groups use "Family" in their names like Congolese death squads use "Liberation" in their names.
 
2013-04-11 09:09:40 AM

Aarontology: The social conservatives won't abandon the GOP, and the GOP won't do a goddamned thing to push them out.

They'll just claim they're taking a more libertarian stance because RAND PAUL thinks people should serve a little less jail time for having weed.


Curious, where did the whole capitalization of RON and RAND PAUL originate from?
 
2013-04-11 09:12:09 AM

Outrageous Muff: Philip Francis Queeg: That a perfect comparison if you ignore the fact that the Greens have absolutely zero power within the Democratic Party and have no effect what so ever on the platform or policies of the Party.

They did have power after 2000, then they pissed it away for Howard Dean.


Really, the Greens were dictating policies to the Democrats from 2000-2004? Please provide examples.
 
2013-04-11 09:12:15 AM
Oh! Lets make Howard Dean the chair of the party, that'll give us power!  I bet he's totally not gonna sell us out to make money for him and his brother!
 
2013-04-11 09:14:13 AM

bugontherug: Aarontology: Wooly Bully: Holding the line against same-sex marriage, the letter argues, would allow Republicans to make better inroads, for instance, into more traditionally-minded corners of the African American community.

Somewhere, buried deep within parts of the country we've long ignored, are hidden pockets of the valuable fuel our party needs to survive. Drill, baby, drill, for that sweet oil of bigotry!

For example, they'll send RAND PAUL to Howard University to talk down to black college students

GOP Bigwhig: We need to work on our minority outreach, fellas. Any ideas?

RAND PAUL: I'll go explain to some black kids that if only they weren't so ignorant of American history, they'd know liberals are the real racists.

GOP Bigwhig: Aren't you the one who said the Constitution guarantees a right to racial discrimination in public accommodations?

RAND PAUL: It does.

GOP Bigwhig: Terrific. Get to it, then.


Later..

GOP Bigwig: Well why the hell didn't that work?


Almost Everybody Poops: Curious, where did the whole capitalization of RON and RAND PAUL originate from?


If I'm remembering correctly, it was from the 2004 elections when Fark was inundated with Ron Paul supporters who tended to be much more enthusiastic than either Kerry or Bush supporters, because RON PAUL will save the Constitution. It started out as emphasis, and just kinda snowballed into a meme. When Rand joined the Senate, it was passed along to him.
 
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