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(KHOW Denver)   Those thunderous vibrations in the echo chamber you just heard were from Rush Limbaugh explaining to Fox News that the GOP would get more votes if it was only more conservative   (khow.com ) divider line
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2013-08-06 01:25:07 PM  
Rush was better when he was on drugs
 
2013-08-06 01:28:34 PM  
Please, proceed.
 
2013-08-06 01:35:52 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Please, proceed.

 
2013-08-06 01:37:13 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Please, proceed.


Really, they'd be foolish to not listen to Rush.
 
2013-08-06 01:37:25 PM  
The tighter you hold on to the past, the more young people and people with no connection even to the mythical past we supposedly share will slip through your fingers.

// not as glib
 
2013-08-06 01:44:54 PM  
If they were more conservative ala Buckley, then he would have a point. But he meant batsh*t conservative.
 
2013-08-06 01:48:01 PM  
I don't know if anybody noticed but there are no "liberals" or "conservatives" anymore, and being a greedy, pushy, self interested, babbling dolt whose calendar is stuck on a 1961 that never existed conserves nothing.
 
2013-08-06 01:48:09 PM  

Dr Dreidel: The tighter you hold on to the past, the more young people and people with no connection even to the mythical past we supposedly share will slip through your fingers.

// not as glib


Exactly.  Younger voters, minorities, and immigrants will continue to play larger roles in elections.  While there is a portion of the Hispanic community that identifies with conservative social values, the majority of younger voters want something far more progressive.

As long as the GOP keeps pounding on restricting individual rights and backwards social policies they're going to lose the young vote.

Denying climate change, opposing women's reproductive rights, opposing marriage equality, and opposing immigration reform and amnesty are making a large chunk of voters turn off before they even have a chance to hear any of your other arguments.

Younger voters do care about the economy, and want to see an increase in high paying job availability, and many would be willing to at least consider the GOP arguments as to why their policies would help, and weigh that against the Democrats plans, but the social issues are still at the forefront and until the policies on those are realigned to the actual desires of the voting populace nothing else will matter.
 
2013-08-06 01:48:36 PM  

Dr Dreidel: The tighter you hold on to the past, the more young people and people with no connection even to the mythical past we supposedly share will slip through your fingers.


I really wish we could just fast forward to that part
 
2013-08-06 02:18:23 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Younger voters do care about the economy, and want to see an increase in high paying job availability, and many would be willing to at least consider the GOP arguments as to why their policies would help, and weigh that against the Democrats plans, but the social issues are still at the forefront and until the policies on those are realigned to the actual desires of the voting populace nothing else will matter.


I'm only questioning this because the GOP has literally done nothing to even address the reality of the economic situation.  Nothing they do, say, or promote even remotely suggests that they give a single flying fark about anyone who isn't already rich.  Without the social angles as distractions, the GOP would be doing demonstrably worse as a whole, because their policies are absolute poison for the economy.
 
2013-08-06 02:29:46 PM  
Finally, a new idea.
 
2013-08-06 02:32:03 PM  
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2013-08-06 02:32:41 PM  

Dr Dreidel: The tighter you hold on to the past, the more young people and people with no connection even to the mythical past we supposedly share will slip through your fingers.

// not as glib


Regional voting laws and gerrymandering will keep the electorate in line.
 
2013-08-06 02:35:46 PM  
They can have the echo chamber.  I'll be in the Chamber of Understanding.

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2013-08-06 02:39:31 PM  
"I've cut it three times, and it's still too short!"
 
2013-08-06 02:39:46 PM  
I certainly have no desire to correct the GOP leadership on this issue. Rock on, you crazy nut balls! Go further to the right! Don't listen to voters they don't understand. Push push push!
 
2013-08-06 02:40:53 PM  

Elandriel: TuteTibiImperes: Younger voters do care about the economy, and want to see an increase in high paying job availability, and many would be willing to at least consider the GOP arguments as to why their policies would help, and weigh that against the Democrats plans, but the social issues are still at the forefront and until the policies on those are realigned to the actual desires of the voting populace nothing else will matter.

I'm only questioning this because the GOP has literally done nothing to even address the reality of the economic situation.  Nothing they do, say, or promote even remotely suggests that they give a single flying fark about anyone who isn't already rich.  Without the social angles as distractions, the GOP would be doing demonstrably worse as a whole, because their policies are absolute poison for the economy.


I agree that their plans are bunk.  I want universal single payer health care, a higher minimum wage, more regulations on banks, more anti-trust scrutiny of large corporations, more public and private sector unions, more government spending on infrastructure initiatives and job training programs, a strong safety net, more public funding for education, etc, I'm solidly on the left when it comes to economic issues as I think the best way to pull the economy up is to (through taxation, abolishment of corporate welfare, strong unions, price controls, and higher minimum wages) take money from the 1% who are hoarding it and put it into the hands of the working and middle class who will spend it, spurring local economies and small business and get us all going on the right track.

Still, the GOP might snare somebody with their tired trickle-down corporatist schtick, but they sure as hell aren't going to do it with their continued focus on intolerance, hate, and the erosion of civil liberties.
 
2013-08-06 02:49:59 PM  
Spend five trillion dollars on your own infrastructure instead of on weapons to destroy the infrastructure of other nations.  Then spend another five trillion on your own infrastructure instead of on rebuilding the infrastructure of the nation you just destroyed.

Magic.

True, Jim's Lumber, Billy's contracting and Joe's paving services don't have the big lobbyists that Lockheed Martin and Heckler & Koch have, so there's no reason for anyone in DC to want that to happen.
 
2013-08-06 02:52:41 PM  
The problem isn't conservatism.  The problem is that religious nut cases think abortion/gay marriage is a litmus test while not worrying at all about fiscal responsibility and liberties.

Its really the opposite of where the conservative ideals should be...stay out of my wallet, bed, and emails.  Provide the basics of security, and infrastructure, and keep the economy from being dominated by monopolies or monopolistic interests (Wall Street).

But right now, the only difference between "conservatives" or Republicans, and liberals or Democrats, is gay rights, abortion, and immigration (though that's mostly one party doing a better pandering job).
 
2013-08-06 02:53:38 PM  

UberDave: They can have the echo chamber.  I'll be in the Chamber of Understanding.

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Many Tea Party members take routine retreats from their echo chambers to spend time in their Angry Dome.
 
2013-08-06 02:54:34 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: "I've cut it three times, and it's still too short!"


What an awesome quote. Who said that? Homer?
 
2013-08-06 02:55:26 PM  
Those thunderous vibrations you just heard were Rush Limbaugh's G5 touching down in Santo Domingo.
 
2013-08-06 03:03:28 PM  

I_C_Weener: The problem isn't conservatism.  The problem is that religious nut cases think abortion/gay marriage is a litmus test while not worrying at all about fiscal responsibility and liberties.

Its really the opposite of where the conservative ideals should be...stay out of my wallet, bed, and emails.  Provide the basics of security, and infrastructure, and keep the economy from being dominated by monopolies or monopolistic interests (Wall Street).

But right now, the only difference between "conservatives" or Republicans, and liberals or Democrats, is gay rights, abortion, and immigration (though that's mostly one party doing a better pandering job).


No, the evangelicals have a biblical plan for the budget too. It's not a good plan but it's Jesus approved. It also scews over the poor but hey, that jesus guy sure hates the poor people.

Face it...the GOP can't get rid of the evangelicals. They're gonna have to get used to losing.
 
2013-08-06 03:03:33 PM  

vernonFL: Those thunderous vibrations you just heard were Rush Limbaugh's G5 touching down in Santo Domingo.


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2013-08-06 03:07:13 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Still, the GOP might snare somebody with their tired trickle-down corporatist schtick, but they sure as hell aren't going to do it with their continued focus on intolerance, hate, and the erosion of civil liberties.


Yeah.  Without social as a distraction, for every left-leaning person they might ensnare, they would lose ten right-leaning.  As it stands, the ratio is still something like 1:5; their brand is toxic, and as much as "liberal" has become a dirty word in the political arena, so too becomes "Republican".
 
2013-08-06 03:17:54 PM  
They're right in the short term. The party is in big trouble in the long run and they know it. They might as well go all in now and try to win a few more elections. Slash and burn what they can while they're in power. This is the reason Perry and the Republicans were so adamant about getting those abortion restrictions passed now, they realize they may not be able to do anything of the sort in the next session. If they thought they could win the next election comfortably, they would have used the Davis filibuster as a rallying point and fundraiser
 
2013-08-06 03:21:28 PM  
Is there some poll somewhere that leads them to this conclusion?  I know there was one recently of current Republican voters that showed 67% thought the party should be more "conservative", but that doesn't get them new votes.  That just gets 67% (or something near that) of the people who were already going to vote for them anyway to continue to do so and likely estranges the other 33%.  It also doesn't bring in anyone from the "holy shiat, the GOP has gone nuts" camp (otherwise known as "everyone else in the country").
 
2013-08-06 03:30:13 PM  

timujin: Is there some poll somewhere that leads them to this conclusion?  I know there was one recently of current Republican voters that showed 67% thought the party should be more "conservative", but that doesn't get them new votes.  That just gets 67% (or something near that) of the people who were already going to vote for them anyway to continue to do so and likely estranges the other 33%.  It also doesn't bring in anyone from the "holy shiat, the GOP has gone nuts" camp (otherwise known as "everyone else in the country").


I don't think it has to do with votes. I think it has to do with money. The hardline conservatives are more likely to donate to the cause; the "holy shiat, the GOP has gone nuts" crowd probably wasn't donating anyway, so they're expendable.

I also think that their goal isn't to *win* elections, but rather to thwart the other party. In the long run, they'll never have a majority in the US, but they will probably hold a majority on various boards, legislatures, councils and have enough of their people in the House & Senate to stall legislation.
 
2013-08-06 03:39:23 PM  
Go for it, Limbots

/follow your leader right into Hell, idiots
 
2013-08-06 03:43:53 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Spend five trillion dollars on your own infrastructure instead of on weapons to destroy the infrastructure of other nations.  Then spend another five trillion on your own infrastructure instead of on rebuilding the infrastructure of the nation you just destroyed.

Magic.

True, Jim's Lumber, Billy's contracting and Joe's paving services don't have the big lobbyists that Lockheed Martin and Heckler & Koch have, so there's no reason for anyone in DC to want that to happen.


Indeed - bring back the Civilian Conservation Corps and institute another $750 billion in public works projects. The nation could use it, few would argue (except the greediest among us) this wouldn't be a benefit to the country, and it would probably create two million jobs overnight.

Oh, and Rush Limbaugh can choke on a bag of his own shiat.
 
2013-08-06 04:01:00 PM  
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2013-08-06 04:02:47 PM  
They won't get more votes but they will get spineless democrats to move to the right and bring old republican ideas to the table as a compromise to the batshiat insanity republicans will be proposing. No need to actually win an election when your opposition are wimps.
 
2013-08-06 04:05:41 PM  

Headso: They won't get more votes but they will get spineless democrats to move to the right and bring old republican ideas to the table as a compromise to the batshiat insanity republicans will be proposing. No need to actually win an election when your opposition are wimps.


Anyone else seeing this, also? The Repubs are getting the Dems to be more right wing in their politics. Win win for the Aristocracy who wants things more right-wingy.
 
2013-08-06 04:06:00 PM  
I guess this means Gene Eric, Republican go to guy, will win in a landslide in 2016.
 
2013-08-06 04:06:05 PM  

Elandriel: and as much as "liberal" has become a dirty word in the political arena, so too becomes "Republican".


Two things about that.

1) "Liberal" no longer became a dirty word when Republicans started accusing everyone and their dogs of being a liberal when they didn't toe the party line.

2) "Republican" is the actual name of the party one votes for. One may wonder if a Democrat is a liberal, but they will always know that Republican is a "Republican."
 
2013-08-06 04:07:16 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Please, proceed.



lol   too funny.
 
2013-08-06 04:08:01 PM  
Ole' RushBo is doing his best to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory in 2016.    lol


Go Rush!
 
2013-08-06 04:08:59 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Go for it, Limbots

/follow your leader right into Hell, idiots


Part of me is hoping the Republicans nominate Ted Cruz for the presidency in 2016. Either the world burns or the Democrats get their inanimate carbon rod elected.
 
2013-08-06 04:10:28 PM  
Dear sane Republicans,

Please come and join the Democratic party. Yeah, you won't agree with everything but at least we are sane. I actually have a few friends how don't like Democrats but left the Republicans because they couldn't put up with their crazy shiat anymore.
 
2013-08-06 04:12:36 PM  
I don't get it... If they were more conservative they wouldn't be getting into protracted wars or using government to tell people what to do. Oh, did you mean socially conservative? Yeah, that well's tapped.

Anyone that figures out how to actually increase turnout in the youth vote could easily win in a hurry. But I don't think any message spoken by an old man will appeal to the youth vote. Even if it's parroted by the old man's hawt hawt blond daughter.
 
2013-08-06 04:13:42 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Rush was better when he was on drugs


indeed, they peaked with Hemispheres
 
2013-08-06 04:13:47 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-06 04:16:01 PM  

Diogenes: cameroncrazy1984: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Please, proceed.

Really, they'd be foolish to not listen to Rush.


I know, right?

Especially the live work; A Show of Hands and Rush in Rio are both outstanding albums.
 
2013-08-06 04:17:47 PM  
He is right.

To me conservative means live and let live.

To many democrats here, conservative means Jesus.
 
2013-08-06 04:17:55 PM  
I am pretty sure Rush must have been in on a few GOP faxes or strategy meetings back in the day.

Now I wonder if he only exists because he still craves power.
 
2013-08-06 04:18:33 PM  
Do what Rush says, GOP.  Move more to the right.....

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Keep going.....

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Just a liiiiiiiiiiiittle bit mooooooooore......

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You can check-out any time you like,
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2013-08-06 04:20:25 PM  

Giltric: He is right.

To me conservative means live and let live.

To many democrats here, conservative means Jesus.


When has that ever been true? Ultra-capitalism, anti-civil rights, xenophobia, nationalism, social Darwinism and a seething hatred of everyone who isn't you is all conservatism has ever been.
 
2013-08-06 04:20:42 PM  

Giltric: He is right.

To me conservative means live and let live.

To many democrats here, conservative means Jesus.


Yeah that's the Democrat's fault.
 
2013-08-06 04:20:45 PM  
Thanks Rush!
 
2013-08-06 04:21:38 PM  
this logic astounds me.... he is basically saying we we aren't bat shiat crazy enough to attract the real bat shiat crazy people out there
 
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