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(Talking Points Memo)   The Heritage Foundation can now be added to the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP (and Therefore, America)   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 105
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2013-08-29 04:04:09 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-29 04:14:57 PM  
The think tank's lobbying arm, Heritage Action, called for the bill to be split into two parts: one to cover agricultural policy and another that dealt with SNAP, the food stamp program.

Because big agribusiness needs to be subsidized.  Poor families not so much.

Jesus wept.

Good riddance, f*ckers
 
2013-08-29 04:17:43 PM  
**New and Improved (mostly) Linkified™**

List Of People Conspiring Against The GOP, And Therefore, America (LOPCATGOPATA for short):

Liberals Link
Democrats Link
Socialists Link
Community Organizers Link
Geologists Link
Biologists Link
Meteorologists Link
Climatologists Link
Atheists Link
Muslims Link
Jews
Satan
ABC Link
NBC Link updated!
CNN Link updated!
CBS Link
PBS Link
All of cable except FNC
The New York Times Link
The LA Times Link
The Washington Post Link
The Associated Press Link
Reuters Link
BBC Link
Al-Jazeera Link
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions Link
Colleges
Teachers (including kindergarten teachers) Link
Professors
Astrophysicists Link
ACORN Link
Planned Parenthood Link
National Endowment for the Arts Link
Fashion Industry Link
Gays
Judges Link
NPR Link
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires Link
The Honolulu Advertiser Link
The Star Bulletin Link
Teletubbies Link
Sponge Bob and Patrick Link
Nobel Prize Committee Link
US Census Bureau Link
Standard & Poor's Link
SimCity Link
NOAA
Sesame Street Link
Comic Books Link
Dogs Link
Little Green Footballs Not a Fark link, please help find the fark link where this originated
Video Games Not a Fark link, please help find the fark link where this originated
The Bible Not a Fark link, please help find the fark link where this originated
CBO Link
Bruce Springsteen Link
Pennies
Warren Buffet Link
The Theory of Relativity Not a Fark link, please help find the fark link where this originated
Comedy Central Not a Fark link, please help find the fark link where this originated
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is Link
Small Business Owners Not a Fark link, please help find the fark link where this originated
Math Link
CPAC updated Link
Navy SEALs Link
The Economist
The Muppets Link
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets Link
Rainbows Link
United States Secret Service Link
Breast Cancer Screenings Link
Chrysler Link
Clint Eastwood. Link
Robert Deniro Link
Tom Hanks Link
Glenn Frey Link
Bono Link
Bono Impersonators Link
Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson Link
Norman Rockwell Link
James Cameron Link
Dr. Seuss
The Brookings Institution link
Tax Policy Center link
Nuns Link
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Link
Jonathan Krohn at age 17 Link
Fact Checkers Link
Pollsters Link
Australia Link
Mitt Romney
Rasmussen
Fox News
Lockheed Martin Link
Bureau of Labor Statistics Link
Paul Ryan Link
Debate moderators Link
Google Link
Ben Stein Link
Soup kitchens updated Link
Chris Christie Link
Nate Silver (FiveThirtyEight.com) Link
Fox Polling Link
US Postal Service Link
Associated Press
Hurricanes Link
Susan Collins Link
Lisa Murkowski Link
Dean Heller Link
Mark Kirk Link
Lindsey Graham Link
Governor Bobby Jindal Link
General Petreaus Link
Saxby Chambliss Link
God Link
Girl Scouts Link
Boston Tea Party Link
Vegetables Not a Fark link, please help find the fark link where this originated
American Indians Link
John Boehner Link
Nerds Link
The Heritage Foundation Link

/credit goes to the lovely people who tracked down all those links!
//updated the pastebin
 
2013-08-29 04:19:44 PM  
Stifle all dissent. It's the GOP way. 98% agreement is no longer enough.
 
2013-08-29 04:20:52 PM  

costermonger: **New and Improved (mostly) Linkified™**

List Of People Conspiring Against The GOP, And Therefore, America (LOPCATGOPATA for short):


That is spectacular.
 
2013-08-29 04:24:31 PM  

BunkoSquad: That is spectacular.


I can't take any credit, other than remembering to google "lopcatgopata pastebin" when I need to find that masterpiece. I love that some other farkers put some serious work into finding all those references. They should step forward if they find this thread.
 
2013-08-29 04:27:09 PM  
They're locking out the Koch brothers' little club??  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA  Oh, no, wait, that's the Cato Institute.

hmm.  I wonder if they're next.
 
2013-08-29 04:39:41 PM  
Betcha McConnell had a hand in it, too.  He and DeMint hate each other like poison.

I think when you stop even resembling a political party and start resembling the Donner party, it's time to reassess some things.
 
2013-08-29 04:41:22 PM  

RexTalionis: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 439x377]


This should be the GOP's new symbol. Maybe make the gunners all elephants...
 
2013-08-29 05:35:28 PM  

costermonger: **New and Improved (mostly) Linkified™**

List Of People Conspiring Against The GOP, And Therefore, America (LOPCATGOPATA for short):

[snip]


Yeah, that's amazing. I think it's missing at least one person though. I could have sworn we added Karl Rove some time back.
 
2013-08-29 05:35:51 PM  
Well they did provide the inspiration for Obamacare.

Even the Heritage Foundation is having a hard time swallowing that bitter pill.
 
2013-08-29 05:36:43 PM  
LIBBY LIBS!!!11
 
2013-08-29 05:39:33 PM  
It's getting to the point that it's almost easier to have a LOPNOTCATGOPATA.
 
2013-08-29 05:39:34 PM  

Serious Black: costermonger: **New and Improved (mostly) Linkified™**

List Of People Conspiring Against The GOP, And Therefore, America (LOPCATGOPATA for short):

[snip]

Yeah, that's amazing. I think it's missing at least one person though. I could have sworn we added Karl Rove some time back.

Based on a prior link from September 2012, this version is missing Karl Rove, Denny Rehberg, George Allen, Roy Blunt, Mitch McConnell, Andrea Saul, and Scott Brown at a minimum. I think pretty much all of those were added for calling for Todd Akin dropping out of the MO Senate race after his legitimate rape comments.
 
2013-08-29 05:40:37 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Stifle all dissent. It's the GOP way. 98% agreement is no longer enough.


www.rockpapershotgun.com
 
2013-08-29 05:40:47 PM  

costermonger: **New and Improved (mostly) Linkified™**


When I threw this list together a few years ago I started gathering links. I have a few you don't here:  http://tinfoilgop.wordpress.com/the-list/

Blog was started to keep track of it but I haven't kept up. Yet the links to the ones I did grab still work if you want to add them.
 
2013-08-29 05:45:26 PM  
Just the RINOs subby
 
2013-08-29 05:46:19 PM  
I'm actually somewhat confused about Heritage's actions. Separating SNAP cuts from the farm bill would make them far less likely to ever pass. I guess Heritage cares more about the farm subsidies than they do about slashing SNAP's budget? Only reason I can think of for them to tell Republicans to kill that particular piece of legislation.
 
2013-08-29 05:47:00 PM  

Brick-House: Just the RINOs subby


ie: Anyone who doesn't agree with the GOP 100%.

Even 99.9% doesn't count!

It's becoming the political equivalent of a cult.
 
2013-08-29 05:48:02 PM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-29 05:48:51 PM  
The implosion of the GOP is both spectacular and fascinating. Can you imagine back in 2004 when they had a lock on all branches of the government. Now there taking turns on shrinking their party and influence. It's a political witch hunt and is the end game of a party run on ideals.
 
2013-08-29 05:49:21 PM  
I am quite the -- how you say? -- wtf?
 
2013-08-29 05:50:44 PM  

Brick-House: Just the RINOs subby


Someday, the GOP will just consist of an elderly James O'Keefe yelling "RINO!" while looking in a mirror.

/Proceed, Republicans!
//Purify all infidels!
 
2013-08-29 05:51:50 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Three Crooked Squirrels: Stifle all dissent. It's the GOP way. 98% agreement is no longer enough.

[www.rockpapershotgun.com image 600x247]


The GOP is Morgan Industries and The Lord's Believers, but mostly Morgan Industries.

"Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.  "

"You ivory tower intellectuals must not lose touch with the world of industrial growth and hard currency. It is all very well and good to pursue these high-minded scientific theories, but research grants are expensive. You must justify your existence by providing not only knowledge but concrete and profitable applications as well.  "
 
2013-08-29 05:52:46 PM  
The LOPCATGOPATA is one of the best Farkisms ever.
 
2013-08-29 05:53:46 PM  

Brick-House: Just the RINOs subby


Have you personally murdered any RINOs today?  Than maybe you're a RINO!

/Burn him!
 
2013-08-29 05:54:39 PM  
So I have been saying that the GOP will have an implosion for awhile but I have always felt it would take a long time for it to happen. I think now it's actually getting close to the full civil war. I think next president election has a good chance of being the full GOP civil war.
 
2013-08-29 05:58:07 PM  
Normally I'd support action taken against Heritage, because they often place ideology above electability.  But in this case, they're entirely in the right.  They supported cuts to agricultural subsidies, something which just about every economist (left or right) recognizes as good policy.  Beyond being good policy, it's ideologically aligned with small government, and there is zero chance of an electoral backlash.

The GOP, because it is utterly uninterested in small government, or anything beyond serving its special interests, instead supported larger agricultural subsidies.  And punished Heritage for pointing out its hypocrisy.

Josh Barro is right.  This story highlights everything that is wrong with the GOP.
 
2013-08-29 05:58:24 PM  

Corvus: So I have been saying that the GOP will have an implosion for awhile but I have always felt it would take a long time for it to happen. I think now it's actually getting close to the full civil war. I think next president election has a good chance of being the full GOP civil war.


The problem last election was our candidates weren't calling women whores loud enough.
 
2013-08-29 05:58:28 PM  
I'm not even sure I understand the article's summary of what happened. It's convoluted as hell. Can someone simplify it for me?

/me no think 2 guud
 
2013-08-29 06:00:28 PM  

Corvus: So I have been saying that the GOP will have an implosion for awhile but I have always felt it would take a long time for it to happen. I think now it's actually getting close to the full civil war. I think next president election has a good chance of being the full GOP civil war.


I don't know.

A great example is the  LOPCATGOPATA. I made that as a joke pre-Obama's first election, and it grows almost monthly, often with conservatives and conservative groups that fall out of favor. And there's never an apology made from the larger GOP to the groups that their leadership attacks or bemoans. Never. No reconciling, no nothing. And yet every election they all fall in line and vote for the party, regardless of past differences/transgressions.

I really don't think there will be an implosion. I think the GOP will be on the losing side of national elections (and only run the House for the next few cycles) because of demographic shifts, but the GOP as a confederation of religious nuts, corporate leaders, and old-money sin't going to implode regardless of their stated differences.

Sadly.
 
2013-08-29 06:00:33 PM  

Corvus: So I have been saying that the GOP will have an implosion for awhile but I have always felt it would take a long time for it to happen. I think now it's actually getting close to the full civil war. I think next president election has a good chance of being the full GOP civil war.


Yeah, this Heritage thing is a sure sign shiat's getting real.   Attack one person at a time is easier to draw back from, I would think, in the smarmy culture of DC.   I mean, I conflate the GOP and Heritage in my head instantly.

/ feathers, feathers, everywhere
 
2013-08-29 06:06:03 PM  

Brick-House: Just the RINOs subby


"No true republican . . . "

I really don't know why the logical fallacy is still called "no true Scot". It should be updated.
 
2013-08-29 06:07:07 PM  
In other words, about a third of the House GOP caucus is so committed to cutting food aid to poor people that they wouldn't vote for a bill with only modest cuts to that, even though their leadership really wanted them to. But 94% of House Republicans were willing to vote for a bill that maintains status-quo corporate welfare to farmers, and they're furious that meddling outsiders tried to stop them.

The RSC's problem with Heritage isn't that it's trying to push the GOP too far to the right to be competitive in elections. Their problem with Heritage is that they're interfering with the GOP's effort to put special-interest politics ahead of conservative principles.



There's a shocker!
 
2013-08-29 06:07:32 PM  
Awesome work, all involved in maintaining the list.

Small thing: It says astrophysicists twice.

/We like astrophysicists.
 
2013-08-29 06:08:02 PM  

mediablitz: In other words, about a third of the House GOP caucus is so committed to cutting food aid to poor people that they wouldn't vote for a bill with only modest cuts to that, even though their leadership really wanted them to. But 94% of House Republicans were willing to vote for a bill that maintains status-quo corporate welfare to farmers, and they're furious that meddling outsiders tried to stop them.

The RSC's problem with Heritage isn't that it's trying to push the GOP too far to the right to be competitive in elections. Their problem with Heritage is that they're interfering with the GOP's effort to put special-interest politics ahead of conservative principles.


There's a shocker!


That's "ongoing"? I figured the process was complete.
 
2013-08-29 06:08:52 PM  

JediKangaroo: Awesome work, all involved in maintaining the list.

Small thing: It says astrophysicists twice.

/We like astrophysicists.


It's closely related to two scientific fields, so conservatives hate it twice as hard.
 
2013-08-29 06:11:12 PM  

FlashHarry: i45.tinypic.com


lol
 
2013-08-29 06:12:45 PM  
huh.  I wonder what got them booted out?
 
2013-08-29 06:13:56 PM  

meat0918: Ego edo infantia cattus: Three Crooked Squirrels: Stifle all dissent. It's the GOP way. 98% agreement is no longer enough.

[www.rockpapershotgun.com image 600x247]

The GOP is Morgan Industries and The Lord's Believers, but mostly Morgan Industries.

"Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.  "

"You ivory tower intellectuals must not lose touch with the world of industrial growth and hard currency. It is all very well and good to pursue these high-minded scientific theories, but research grants are expensive. You must justify your existence by providing not only knowledge but concrete and profitable applications as well.  "


I could never do well as Morgan Industries. Just too much overhead to grow very fast. Low population caps.
 
2013-08-29 06:14:13 PM  

mediablitz: The RSC's problem with Heritage isn't that it's trying to push the GOP too far to the right to be competitive in elections. Their problem with Heritage is that they're interfering with the GOP's effort to put special-interest politics ahead of conservative principles.


There's a shocker!


I thought special-interest politics WERE conservative principles.
 
2013-08-29 06:16:22 PM  

costermonger: **New and Improved (mostly) Linkified™**

List Of People Conspiring Against The GOP, And Therefore, America (LOPCATGOPATA for short):


I have Reagan adviser Bruce Bartlett http://www.fark.com/comments/7456671

Below the Boston Tea Party on my list
 
2013-08-29 06:17:04 PM  

Corvus: The LOPCATGOPATA is one of the best Farkisms ever.


needs to go viral.

tweet it, my book it, face space it, FWD>>FWD it, upload it to you tube, etc.
 
2013-08-29 06:18:33 PM  

Isitoveryet: Corvus: The LOPCATGOPATA is one of the best Farkisms ever.

needs to go viral.

tweet it, my book it, face space it, FWD>>FWD it, upload it to you tube, etc.


Heh, google it. Years ago someone on a conservative blog thought it was legit, as in "something they should be listening to". It was just a random commenter, but it's gotten out before.
 
2013-08-29 06:21:21 PM  

Corvus: The LOPCATGOPATA is one of the best Farkisms ever.


I always liked KHITBASH, but you never see that one anymore.
 
2013-08-29 06:22:45 PM  

Mike_LowELL: FlashHarry: i45.tinypic.com

lol


The "Fart" just adds that certain 'je ne sais quoi'.
 
2013-08-29 06:40:38 PM  

Diogenes: Betcha McConnell had a hand in it, too.  He and DeMint hate each other like poison.

I think when you stop even resembling a political party and start resembling the Donner party, it's time to reassess some things.


Poison works better together than those two.
 
2013-08-29 07:04:49 PM  

hawcian: I'm actually somewhat confused about Heritage's actions. Separating SNAP cuts from the farm bill would make them far less likely to ever pass. I guess Heritage cares more about the farm subsidies than they do about slashing SNAP's budget? Only reason I can think of for them to tell Republicans to kill that particular piece of legislation.


The Tea partiers didn't think it slashed SNAP enough. They wanted something like a $40 billion cut instead of $2 billion.

But I'm as confused as you are over what the animosity is about in this case.
 
2013-08-29 07:19:59 PM  
Another article that explains it a bit better, I think.
tl:dr

The Teabaggers resent the influence the establishment Republicans (Like DeMint who is now leading the Heritage Foundation) have on their ability to be crazy farking idiots.
 
2013-08-29 07:29:09 PM  
Serves 'em right. After all, they did invent ObamaCare.
 
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