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(Daily Kos)   Rubio's solution for motivating the GOP to action? Treat them like ten year olds   (dailykos.com ) divider line
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2013-08-13 02:32:19 PM  
I've been saying that the Democratic Party should use this technique against the GOP for months.

Publish a leaked e-mail from Reid: "Obama would really hate it if we raised tax rates on the top brackets by 5%"
 
2013-08-13 02:35:53 PM  
Which is still about 7 years beyond their maturity level
 
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2013-08-13 02:38:29 PM  
Politicians always flatter their supporters.
 
2013-08-13 02:49:49 PM  
take them out for ice cream if they do a good job?
 
2013-08-13 05:14:08 PM  
Wow, is he ever over-shooting.
 
2013-08-13 05:17:53 PM  
What Rubio is doing here is trying that reverse psychology schtick we saw Rep. Frank Wolf try last week-if you want to get crazy Republicans to act, tell them that it's inaction that Obama really wants. Because, of course, the crazies are reflexively opposed to everything Obama supports.

That only works if there is a binary decision to be made. If the matter was as simple as "bring the bill up for a vote" or "don't bring it up for a vote," goading them into choosing one of those options might be a savvy plan.

But remember, we're dealing with derpers here, and derpers can be unpredictable if their otpins are not completely constrained. It's just as likely that Rubio's tactic will push them off the dime, but off into an even crazier direction: "we don't like the bill that's currently waiting for action, so instead, we're proposing a House bill that requires the deportation of all 11 million illegal immigrants, right now, and requires every dollar of the federal budget to be spent on that until it is complete." Rubio doesn't get the vote on the bill he wants, the derpers dig the GOP even deeper into the hole, and the Dems just laugh their asses off at the whole fiasco.
 
2013-08-13 05:27:42 PM  
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Jim, the GOP is a child. I suggest you treat it as such.

movies.trekcore.com

Spock, this "child" is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth. Now what do you suggest we do? Spank it?

movies.trekcore.com

It knows only that it needs, Commander. But, like so many of us... it does not know what.
 
2013-08-13 05:31:30 PM  
Your party is so nihilistic that nothing can pass. Nothing.

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We pass nothing, Lebowski. Nothing. And tomorrow we come back and we cut off your johnson.
 
2013-08-13 05:51:06 PM  
Do Republicans still think that the son of Cubans who supported Batista will actually have any appeal whatsoever to non-Cuban hispanics? Really? Well, I guess they couldn't be bothered to learn the difference between shiates and Sunnis either.
 
2013-08-13 05:59:01 PM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Do Republicans still think that the son of Cubans who supported Batista will actually have any appeal whatsoever to non-Cuban hispanics? Really? Well, I guess they couldn't be bothered to learn the difference between shiates and Sunnis either.


One *insert minority* is just like any other.


/hey it worked great for Sarah Palin and Herman Cain, right?
 
2013-08-13 06:18:41 PM  
I say rub their nose in it, and put them outside.
 
2013-08-13 06:31:31 PM  

lj1330: I say rub their nose in it, and put them outside.


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Joo say being cooban like a dog Frank?
 
2013-08-13 06:47:59 PM  
I think a group of ten infants would do an infinitely better job of legislating than the Republicans in Congress today.
 
2013-08-13 06:49:28 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: We pass nothing, Lebowski. Nothing. And tomorrow we come back and we cut off your johnson.


My girlfriend gave up her taxes! She thought we'd be getting a trillion dollars!
=Smidge=
 
2013-08-13 06:56:42 PM  
Best part about ten year olds? There's ten of them.
 
2013-08-13 06:59:48 PM  
10-year old alter boys? I didn't read the story, because I don't want to know.
 
2013-08-13 07:08:09 PM  

bgilmore5: 10-year old alter boys? I didn't read the story, because I don't want to know.


What an Alter Boy may look like:
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2013-08-13 07:38:46 PM  
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Well, if it's one guy who knows how to treat ten-year-olds...
 
2013-08-13 08:02:59 PM  
blog.shankbone.org Even the RNC thinks that most Republicans are idiots that are easily frightened babies.
 
2013-08-13 08:15:51 PM  

Corvus: [blog.shankbone.org image 850x644] Even the RNC thinks that most Republicans are idiots that are easily frightened babies.


It's funny but I don't believe I've ever seen a Republican strategist try anything except the lowest common denominator approach. They're not even subtle about it.

"We must reclaim the language and put 'a face' on our messages; tell stories. Write articles on 4th grade level!"

Whether they're trying to win over each other or convert people from the other side, the Republican plan is always "Say it louder, say it dumber."
 
2013-08-13 11:07:22 PM  
Most 10 year olds are smarter than Rubio.
 
2013-08-13 11:27:27 PM  
I think Rubio's fish tacos are awesome though.
 
2013-08-14 12:47:49 AM  
But she was built like a nine-year-old.

/Old tasteless joke.
//Aisle seat, please.
 
2013-08-14 03:43:09 AM  
Rubio seems like a male Sarah Palin. I don't think he's doing this on purpose.
 
2013-08-14 05:49:15 AM  

Snapper Carr: Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Do Republicans still think that the son of Cubans who supported Batista will actually have any appeal whatsoever to non-Cuban hispanics? Really? Well, I guess they couldn't be bothered to learn the difference between shiates and Sunnis either.

One *insert minority* is just like any other.


/hey it worked great for Sarah Palin and Herman Cain, right?



Operation "Hey guys, we got one too!" is bound to work one of these days.
 
2013-08-14 07:45:31 AM  

bgilmore5: 10-year old alter boys? I didn't read the story, because I don't want to know.


Can't say I know many DID-affected men with 10-year-old alters.

/i keed, i keed
 
2013-08-14 01:09:42 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: [movies.trekcore.com image 850x363]

Jim, the GOP is a child. I suggest you treat it as such.

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x363]

Spock, this "child" is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth. Now what do you suggest we do? Spank it?

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x363]

It knows only that it needs, Commander. But, like so many of us... it does not know what.


Gee, that's right nice :)
 
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