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(Talking Points Memo)   Reince Priebus lets slip the GOP's entire media strategy while defending his CNN/NBC ultimatum: "We have to control the referees"   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 261
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2013-08-06 11:21:51 AM
Well duh.
 
2013-08-06 11:24:41 AM
So the GOP is like Scientologists then?

/Not to offend any Scientologists.
 
2013-08-06 11:53:56 AM
Remind me again why we're even listening to someone named "Rinsed Pubis"?
 
2013-08-06 12:06:08 PM

tnpir: Remind me again why we're even listening to someone named "Rinsed Pubis"?


Until I heard his name pronounced on TV I'd been pronouncing it in my head as "re-IN-say pry-EE-bus"
 
2013-08-06 12:16:02 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So the GOP is like Scientologists then?

/Not to offend any Scientologists.


By Turgon the Vulanist I Science curse you!
 
2013-08-06 12:35:37 PM
Got to keep their candidates from being asked those sneaky "gotcha" questions like "what newspapers do you read?"
 
2013-08-06 12:41:57 PM
It would be prudent for the left to let Reince go about his business on this without comment. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake and all that jazz. If he wants to think the problem is the medium and not the message, by all means, let him think that.
 
2013-08-06 12:42:36 PM

FloydA: Got to keep their candidates from being asked those sneaky "gotcha" questions like "what newspapers do you read?"


Candidate Cliff Cliffson glances at his palm and reads aloud "...All of them?"
 
2013-08-06 12:43:21 PM

FloydA: Got to keep their candidates from being asked those sneaky "gotcha" questions like "what newspapers do you read?"


Yeah, this is so transparently an attempt to cut all but the most friendly media outlets out of hosting debates. And maybe an attempt to just reduce the overall number of debates as well, so there's less chance for someone having an "Oops!" moment.
 
2013-08-06 12:43:35 PM
Explain away, GOP.
 
2013-08-06 12:44:38 PM
GOP: WE GOT NOTHING

/best part... FOREVER
 
2013-08-06 12:46:48 PM
Am i making a leap here, or is it what they are saying that the whole process is going to be entirely manufactured?
 
2013-08-06 12:46:58 PM
2014 is going to be FUN.
 
2013-08-06 12:50:54 PM
In his defense, Reince Priebus probably has the WORST job on Earth.

Luckily he's a slimy POS who is probably drunk half the time, so there's that.
 
2013-08-06 12:53:45 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: GOP: WE GOT NOTHING

/best part... FOREVER


Oh please. The Aristocracy has plenty of power and wealth. They'll turn this into less democracy and more oligarchy with the stunning support of people who are willing to give up their freedoms and rights simply because of 'terror' and 'abuse of the system'. They can't have minorities and poor people and liberals ... oh wait, they are the same thing, right? The sad part is, their supporters will blindly give them more and more power simply because of *that*.
 
2013-08-06 12:54:40 PM
Please, he has to know that limiting the audience for their debates can only helping them.

The GOP is hoping they can find a way to run them exclusively on ESPN 8 ("The Ocho") at 4:35 am, between infomercials for the Insanity workout and the Slap Chop.
 
2013-08-06 12:56:46 PM

21-7-b: Am i making a leap here, or is it what they are saying that the whole process is going to be entirely manufactured?


Yes.  You're making a huge leap.  They will continue to be as unscripted as all the other reality TV shows.
 
2013-08-06 12:59:47 PM
"If you run the Clinton movie, we'll refuse to accept the incredibly beneficial publicity you plan on giving to our party for free."
 
2013-08-06 01:06:48 PM
You mean we'll have to turn on Fox to see the GOP candidates misinterpreting the roles of various government branches/offices and the meaning of the Constitution while espousing harebrained economic policies and casual racism, sexism, and classism?
 
2013-08-06 01:08:15 PM

doyner: 21-7-b: Am i making a leap here, or is it what they are saying that the whole process is going to be entirely manufactured?

Yes.  You're making a huge leap.  They will continue to be as unscripted as all the other reality TV shows.


Are we talking GOP Idol here?
 
2013-08-06 01:11:33 PM

21-7-b: doyner: 21-7-b: Am i making a leap here, or is it what they are saying that the whole process is going to be entirely manufactured?

Yes.  You're making a huge leap.  They will continue to be as unscripted as all the other reality TV shows.

Are we talking GOP Idol here?


Maybe closer to 'The Bachelor'.  At the end of each debate Sarah Palin hands out turd blossoms to those that get to continue.
 
2013-08-06 01:12:13 PM

serpent_sky: Please, he has to know that limiting the audience for their debates can only helping them.

The GOP is hoping they can find a way to run them exclusively on ESPN 8 ("The Ocho") at 4:35 am, between infomercials for the Insanity workout and the Slap Chop.


As long as it doesn't preempt the Dodgeball finals.
With this bunch of candidates, the refs are as important here as they are in wrestling. All that needs to happen in these debates is to allow them to speak. That'll be entertaining.
 
2013-08-06 01:15:02 PM
...and this is news exactly how?
 
2013-08-06 01:15:07 PM

21-7-b: doyner: 21-7-b: Am i making a leap here, or is it what they are saying that the whole process is going to be entirely manufactured?

Yes.  You're making a huge leap.  They will continue to be as unscripted as all the other reality TV shows.

Are we talking GOP Idol here?


Naked, Doughy, and Afraid: A group of GOP hopefuls is choppered into communist San Francisco with nothing but a bottle of Gold Bond Powder and a bow tie and must survive for 21 days.
 
2013-08-06 01:15:31 PM
The problem isn't the refs. The problem is you went against Joe Montana and George Seifert in their prime with Quincy Carter and Dave Campo.
 
2013-08-06 01:15:37 PM

21-7-b: Are we talking GOP Idol here?


Here comes GOP Boo-Boo.
 
2013-08-06 01:19:08 PM

vernonFL: In his defense, Reince Priebus probably has the WORST job on Earth.

Luckily he's a slimy POS who is probably drunk half the time, so there's that.


What? He's PT Barnum and the candidates are the acts. Except for occasionally shoveling elephant poop, it's gotta be fun (if you're into being ringmaster of Cirque du Crazy).
 
2013-08-06 01:19:44 PM

TuteTibiImperes: You mean we'll have to turn on Fox to see the GOP candidates misinterpreting the roles of various government branches/offices and the meaning of the Constitution while espousing harebrained economic policies and casual racism, sexism, and classism?


No, you can still tune into The Daily Show and get the highlights.
 
2013-08-06 01:20:43 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: 21-7-b: Are we talking GOP Idol here?

Here comes GOP Boo-Boo.


Win.
 
2013-08-06 01:24:00 PM
"Right now I can't trust two organizations that are willing to spend millions of their own dollars in promoting a candidate that they know is gearing up to run for president."

And they know this based on all of the times she's said, "No, I'm not running for president."?
 
2013-08-06 01:24:02 PM

SilentStrider: The problem isn't the refs. The problem is you went against Joe Montana and George Seifert in their prime with Quincy Carter and Dave Campo.

Oh that's gonna leave a mark.

 
2013-08-06 01:25:41 PM

jake_lex: FloydA: Got to keep their candidates from being asked those sneaky "gotcha" questions like "what newspapers do you read?"

Yeah, this is so transparently an attempt to cut all but the most friendly media outlets out of hosting debates. And maybe an attempt to just reduce the overall number of debates as well, so there's less chance for someone having an "Oops!" moment.


Frankly, if the GOP wants to boycott all of the networks other than Fox, I fully support their decision.
 
2013-08-06 01:26:27 PM
Without a dog in the fight, I wonder how NBC/CNN will comment on the debates in their talk shows.
 
2013-08-06 01:28:00 PM

timujin: "Right now I can't trust two organizations that are willing to spend millions of their own dollars in promoting a candidate that they know is gearing up to run for president."

And they know this based on all of the times she's said, "No, I'm not running for president."?


They're just preparing for the 2008 campaign.
 
2013-08-06 01:34:19 PM

FloydA: Got to keep their candidates from being asked those sneaky "gotcha" questions like "what newspapers do you read?"


Especially when the interview is from noted investigative journalism shark...Kate Couric.
 
2013-08-06 01:35:16 PM
I missed it, has CNN told them to pound sand yet?
 
2013-08-06 01:47:14 PM

TuteTibiImperes: At the end of each debate Sarah Palin hands out turd blossoms to those that get to continue.


So, you can hand out Democratic Presidential candidates just like that???
 
2013-08-06 01:52:00 PM

lantawa: TuteTibiImperes: At the end of each debate Sarah Palin hands out turd blossoms to those that get to continue.

So, you can hand out Democratic Presidential candidates just like that???


Do you not know who Turd Blossom is?
 
2013-08-06 01:55:39 PM
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2013-08-06 01:58:03 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Do you not know who Turd Blossom is?


Google says it's Karl Rove. But, I'm using turd blossom in the common sphere, where it could be anyone. It could be a Democratic Presidential candidate, or it could be used by some to describe myself. With that lovely literary wafting cassolette that "turd blossom" exudes, it will always be well received in the common usage of English.
 
2013-08-06 02:00:17 PM

lantawa: Three Crooked Squirrels: Do you not know who Turd Blossom is?

Google says it's Karl Rove. But, I'm using turd blossom in the common sphere, where it could be anyone. It could be a Democratic Presidential candidate, or it could be used by some to describe myself. With that lovely literary wafting cassolette that "turd blossom" exudes, it will always be well received in the common usage of English.


It's Shrub's nickname for Rove.
 
2013-08-06 02:00:56 PM

lantawa: Three Crooked Squirrels: Do you not know who Turd Blossom is?

Google says it's Karl Rove. But, I'm using turd blossom in the common sphere, where it could be anyone. It could be a Democratic Presidential candidate, or it could be used by some to describe myself. With that lovely literary wafting cassolette that "turd blossom" exudes, it will always be well received in the common usage of English.


I'm going to go out on a limb and say that in a politics thread "Turd Blossom" means Karl Rove over 99% of the time.
 
2013-08-06 02:03:57 PM

lantawa: TuteTibiImperes: At the end of each debate Sarah Palin hands out turd blossoms to those that get to continue.

So, you can hand out Democratic Presidential candidates just like that???


I guess "I know you are but what am I" or "I'm rubber and you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you" wasn't quite appropriate
 
2013-08-06 02:07:15 PM

lantawa: Three Crooked Squirrels: Do you not know who Turd Blossom is?

Google says it's Karl Rove. But, I'm using turd blossom in the common sphere, where it could be anyone. It could be a Democratic Presidential candidate, or it could be used by some to describe myself. With that lovely literary wafting cassolette that "turd blossom" exudes, it will always be well received in the common usage of English.


If you backpedal any more furiously we'll all timetravel to 1947.
 
2013-08-06 02:10:07 PM

Peter von Nostrand: lantawa: TuteTibiImperes: At the end of each debate Sarah Palin hands out turd blossoms to those that get to continue.

So, you can hand out Democratic Presidential candidates just like that???

I guess "I know you are but what am I" or "I'm rubber and you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you" wasn't quite appropriate



Your rite. It wasnt.  Can we, please then, dub this guy below, the "turd blossom suckah"   (just askin'...)

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threadjack over...sorry....no, not really

 
2013-08-06 02:11:55 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: lantawa: Three Crooked Squirrels: Do you not know who Turd Blossom is?

Google says it's Karl Rove. But, I'm using turd blossom in the common sphere, where it could be anyone. It could be a Democratic Presidential candidate, or it could be used by some to describe myself. With that lovely literary wafting cassolette that "turd blossom" exudes, it will always be well received in the common usage of English.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that in a politics thread "Turd Blossom" means Karl Rove over 99% of the time.


I'll go out to the last twig and say that in almost any thread, "Turd Blossom" means Bush's nickname for Rove, and that almost no one ever used the term "turd blossom" until said nickname went public.
 
2013-08-06 02:13:48 PM

cameroncrazy1984: lantawa: Three Crooked Squirrels: Do you not know who Turd Blossom is?

Google says it's Karl Rove. But, I'm using turd blossom in the common sphere, where it could be anyone. It could be a Democratic Presidential candidate, or it could be used by some to describe myself. With that lovely literary wafting cassolette that "turd blossom" exudes, it will always be well received in the common usage of English.

If you backpedal any more furiously we'll all timetravel to 1947.


Hey man.  did you see where I admitted to my bad form in our previous encounter.  Sorry about that....

Now, about turd blossom.  Farkin' turd blossom has been around, literally, for decades. I know that you all know that to be true.  So, yeah, if you want to grab that turd blossom, hold it tight and try to take all of its pungency for youselves, well, who am I to stop you.
 
2013-08-06 02:15:23 PM

gameshowhost: Three Crooked Squirrels: lantawa: Three Crooked Squirrels: Do you not know who Turd Blossom is?

Google says it's Karl Rove. But, I'm using turd blossom in the common sphere, where it could be anyone. It could be a Democratic Presidential candidate, or it could be used by some to describe myself. With that lovely literary wafting cassolette that "turd blossom" exudes, it will always be well received in the common usage of English.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that in a politics thread "Turd Blossom" means Karl Rove over 99% of the time.

I'll go out to the last twig and say that in almost any thread, "Turd Blossom" means Bush's nickname for Rove, and that almost no one ever used the term "turd blossom" until said nickname went public.


Okay, it's yours.  Take the farkin' turd blossom and go.  Go!
 
2013-08-06 02:18:31 PM
Priebus accused the last election cycle's moderators of promoting the Democratic Party and characterized the 23-debate schedule in the 2012 campaign as a "traveling circus."

Ah, the chairman of the Party of Personal Responsibility™

Has any Republican anywhere lost an election fair and square?  Or is it always due to the immoral and/or illegal machinations of the Mighty Liberal/"Democrat Party" Machine?
 
2013-08-06 02:21:38 PM

lantawa: Now, about turd blossom.  Farkin' turd blossom has been around, literally, for decades


No, it hasn't.
 
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