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(Salon)   The Republicans are stuck in the middle of a white-on-white war   (salon.com) divider line 154
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2013-10-10 10:43:22 AM  
This is the logical conclusion of the Southern Strategy.

And here's my shocked face. o_o
 
2013-10-10 10:53:20 AM  
Makes a change I suppose?  Stops it getting stale?  Gives you the vim and vigour to get up and go to work in the morning?
 
2013-10-10 10:59:20 AM  
Well that fixes everything.
 
2013-10-10 11:06:38 AM  
clowns to the left, jokers to the right. sounds about right, actually.
 
2013-10-10 11:36:33 AM  
"Can't we all just get along?"
 
2013-10-10 11:42:26 AM  
So white people problems?
 
2013-10-10 11:45:10 AM  
The self-destruction of the republican party would be oh-so-glorious, if only they weren't trying to take the rest of the country with them.
 
2013-10-10 11:45:38 AM  
Not even Graycist!
 
2013-10-10 11:47:58 AM  
Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.
 
2013-10-10 11:49:11 AM  
Does white-on-white count as a race war?
 
2013-10-10 11:49:43 AM  
Monochromatic addicts insane!
 
2013-10-10 11:51:12 AM  
I don't want the destruction of the Republican Party. What I want is a Republican Party that will moderate itself.

The Democrats have their share of crazies too but they know enough and are diverse enough to marginalize those people.
 
2013-10-10 11:51:18 AM  
The party will begin analyzing member's skulls to see where they fit on the purity scale.
 
2013-10-10 11:51:23 AM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Monochromatic addicts insane!


... fire starter; twisted fire starter...
 
2013-10-10 11:52:57 AM  
This is what happens when you cater to ignorant racists who are proud of their ignorance- they wear it as a badge of honor.
 
2013-10-10 11:53:59 AM  

Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.


i cant read your'e posts anymore.  after it hit the brain parts it just goes all-colour.  If I stop words from completely braining the head looses all fermerting and looks like I might have ate some acid in the 1990.
 
2013-10-10 11:54:06 AM  

Serious Black: Does white-on-white count as a race war?


When it comes to the GOP it's more like a cripple fight
 
2013-10-10 11:54:06 AM  

Serious Black: Does white-on-white count as a race war?


WHITE PERSON #1: "Sir, you've destroyed my servants' quarters. AND my servants."
WHITE PERSON #2: (holding pipe) "Mm. Indeed."

/Futurama, I think.
 
2013-10-10 11:54:22 AM  

Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.


The basic gist of the article is:
After President Obama's reelection, the Republican National Committee conducted a ritual autopsy to determine what went wrong. The result of that postmortem was the Growth and Opportunity Project [.pdf warning].

[snip]

Today these prescriptions lie in tatters. The GOP has instead reprised the "monochromatic insularity" blueprint that served it so well in 2012. It's a strategy that might pay off in a midterm. But to have the faintest hope of winning a national election, a party of white people for white people must truly serve the interests of white people.
 
2013-10-10 11:54:37 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: The party will begin analyzing member's skulls to see where they fit on the purity scale.


I look forward to the resurgence in phrenology.
 
2013-10-10 11:54:41 AM  

Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.


Ive never had to fight a webpage as much as i did salon today...
 
2013-10-10 11:55:57 AM  
Somehow, this is still Obama's fault.


/...and the welfare queens. They deserve scorn for this, too.
 
2013-10-10 11:57:05 AM  

kidgenius: The self-destruction of the republican party would be oh-so-glorious, if only they weren't trying to take the rest of the country with them.


Perhaps that's their goal.  After all, the Bachmanns and the other Dominionist assholes seem to think we need to accelerate the End Times.
 
2013-10-10 11:57:16 AM  

Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.

Sounds like the Republican Party!!

/ba-dum-TISH!!

 
2013-10-10 11:57:23 AM  
No they're not.

They're in the midst of a rich on poor war. And the doofuses that thought they were rich because they had two refrigerators are learning they aren't rich and they don't belong to the crowd that controls and profits from the Republican party.

They'll see. Those "rich" bastards had no problem watching 1.5 million volunteers go into Iraq so the "rich" could buy cheaper gasoline. Well, the next oil war is going to be a "draft" war. And those same "rich" Republicans are going to watch their loved ones drafted into a 10 year, multiple 15 month combat tour meat-grinder. And no one will listen to their "B...b...but" cries about how unfair it is that they and theirs have to pay the price for high oil company profits.

No one cries louder than the truly disillusioned butt-hurt.
 
2013-10-10 11:57:34 AM  

Wadded Beef: Serious Black: Does white-on-white count as a race war?

WHITE PERSON #1: "Sir, you've destroyed my servants' quarters. AND my servants."
WHITE PERSON #2: (holding pipe) "Mm. Indeed."

/Futurama, I think.


Mars University. And I believe the wording is damaged rather than destroyed.

KellyX: Serious Black: Does white-on-white count as a race war?

When it comes to the GOP it's more like a cripple fight


calitreview.com
 
2013-10-10 11:58:16 AM  

Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.


You probably just jammed your clacks again.
 
2013-10-10 11:59:55 AM  

ampoliros: I don't want the destruction of the Republican Party. What I want is a Republican Party that will moderate itself.

The Democrats have their share of crazies too but they know enough and are diverse enough to marginalize those people.


Probably the best you could hope for is the GOP Moderates leave the party and form their own new conservative party, they'll take with them a lot of top notch people that know how to run a party effectively, raise money, etc., basically the brains in the background of the GOP.

The Tea Party types will take over the GOP in name only, both parties won't get enough votes to have majorities in Senate/House, but eventually the GOP will phase out totally with time and whatever the new party is will hopefully be more true to their original values and not allow extremists to hijack their name again.

In the mean time, the Democrats will control the Senate/House/Executive for a long time and push through a lot of domestic policies that people want overall and America will reach a golden age.

This might open up a route for additional third parties to start getting some seats as well.
 
2013-10-10 12:01:00 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Somehow, this is still Obama's fault.


/...and the welfare queens. They deserve scorn for this, too.


I hear their Cadillacs are scorn-proof.
 
2013-10-10 12:03:17 PM  

Serious Black: Wadded Beef: Serious Black: Does white-on-white count as a race war?

WHITE PERSON #1: "Sir, you've destroyed my servants' quarters. AND my servants."
WHITE PERSON #2: (holding pipe) "Mm. Indeed."

/Futurama, I think.

Mars University. And I believe the wording is damaged rather than destroyed.


KNOWLEDGE BRINGS FEAR
 
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2013-10-10 12:05:27 PM  
WHY CAN'T WE HONKEYS DEAL WITH THE WHITE ON WHITE VIOLENCE???
 
2013-10-10 12:07:01 PM  

KellyX: ampoliros: I don't want the destruction of the Republican Party. What I want is a Republican Party that will moderate itself.

The Democrats have their share of crazies too but they know enough and are diverse enough to marginalize those people.

Probably the best you could hope for is the GOP Moderates leave the party and form their own new conservative party, they'll take with them a lot of top notch people that know how to run a party effectively, raise money, etc., basically the brains in the background of the GOP.

The Tea Party types will take over the GOP in name only, both parties won't get enough votes to have majorities in Senate/House, but eventually the GOP will phase out totally with time and whatever the new party is will hopefully be more true to their original values and not allow extremists to hijack their name again.

In the mean time, the Democrats will control the Senate/House/Executive for a long time and push through a lot of domestic policies that people want overall and America will reach a golden age.

This might open up a route for additional third parties to start getting some seats as well.


If the GOP did split the way you describe with the moderates forming their own party and the Tea Party/Evangelicals keeping the GOP, it probably wouldn't end up exactly the way you describe. More likely you'd end up with an unstable three-party situation where the Blue Dog Democrats and the GOP moderates fuse together leaving the Democratic Party to become more like the Green Party and the GOP to completely go off the rails. It could end up stable (the UK has three relatively major parties with a mostly FPTP voting system), but I think one of the three would collapse in a bloody heap after a few years.
 
2013-10-10 12:09:16 PM  
Looks a lot like blue on blue to me.  Though in this case I'd probably call it red on red.
 
2013-10-10 12:09:28 PM  

Serious Black: KellyX: ampoliros: I don't want the destruction of the Republican Party. What I want is a Republican Party that will moderate itself.

The Democrats have their share of crazies too but they know enough and are diverse enough to marginalize those people.

Probably the best you could hope for is the GOP Moderates leave the party and form their own new conservative party, they'll take with them a lot of top notch people that know how to run a party effectively, raise money, etc., basically the brains in the background of the GOP.

The Tea Party types will take over the GOP in name only, both parties won't get enough votes to have majorities in Senate/House, but eventually the GOP will phase out totally with time and whatever the new party is will hopefully be more true to their original values and not allow extremists to hijack their name again.

In the mean time, the Democrats will control the Senate/House/Executive for a long time and push through a lot of domestic policies that people want overall and America will reach a golden age.

This might open up a route for additional third parties to start getting some seats as well.

If the GOP did split the way you describe with the moderates forming their own party and the Tea Party/Evangelicals keeping the GOP, it probably wouldn't end up exactly the way you describe. More likely you'd end up with an unstable three-party situation where the Blue Dog Democrats and the GOP moderates fuse together leaving the Democratic Party to become more like the Green Party and the GOP to completely go off the rails. It could end up stable (the UK has three relatively major parties with a mostly FPTP voting system), but I think one of the three would collapse in a bloody heap after a few years.


i like bloody heaps.
 
2013-10-10 12:10:11 PM  

Wadded Beef: Serious Black: Wadded Beef: Serious Black: Does white-on-white count as a race war?

WHITE PERSON #1: "Sir, you've destroyed my servants' quarters. AND my servants."
WHITE PERSON #2: (holding pipe) "Mm. Indeed."

/Futurama, I think.

Mars University. And I believe the wording is damaged rather than destroyed.

KNOWLEDGE BRINGS FEAR


Fear is the RINO-killer
Fear is the little derp that brings total party unity
I will embrace my fear
I will permit it to pass over me and through me
And when it has gone past I will turn on talk radio to see its path
Where I have gone there will be nothing. Only fear will remain.
 
2013-10-10 12:11:29 PM  
The end of the traditional Republican caucus is @#$%!

What did he say?

He said "the end of the traditional Republican caucus is near!"
 
2013-10-10 12:13:27 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.

i cant read your'e posts anymore.  after it hit the brain parts it just goes all-colour.  If I stop words from completely braining the head looses all fermerting and looks like I might have ate some acid in the 1990.


Better check your config.sys to see what order your drivers are loading into RAM.
 
2013-10-10 12:13:37 PM  
I don't consider them racist so much as generally misanthropic at this point. They'll pick anything to single out as a reason you are not "one of us" and should not be trusted. Race, religion, gender, sexuality, education level, age, economic status, ability to count to potato, etc.

Watching them in recent years has been like watching a sculptor with OCD carve a statue out of a block of marble, just chipping away at their voting pool one piece at a time, trying to improve the purity of the statue at the cost of its substance, and fully convinced that somewhere in there is a masterpiece if they can just get rid of everything that doesn't fit.

I imagine it looks like a hermaphroditic merging of Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan. But at this rate all that will be left is a pile of dust.
 
2013-10-10 12:13:53 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Monochromatic addicts insane!


Caaaaaaaaaaaam ploy maiiiiiii gayme!


/simulated yob accent
 
2013-10-10 12:16:11 PM  

Serious Black: If the GOP did split the way you describe with the moderates forming their own party and the Tea Party/Evangelicals keeping the GOP, it probably wouldn't end up exactly the way you describe. More likely you'd end up with an unstable three-party situation where the Blue Dog Democrats and the GOP moderates fuse together leaving the Democratic Party to become more like the Green Party and the GOP to completely go off the rails. It could end up stable (the UK has three relatively major parties with a mostly FPTP voting system), but I think one of the three would collapse in a bloody heap after a few years.


What blue dogs? From what I gather, the GOP/Teatards replaced them all...

I tend to suspect people like being on the winning team, and if the GOP split, a lot of independents would go Democrat (if they already aren't because of all the GOP bullshiat currently). Some in the GOP might say fark this, I want to get elected and keep this gravy train flowing into my bank account and go to the Democrats (it's quite possible the new party wouldn't have time to fully organize enough to get up and running in time for next major election cycle), the GOP (Tea Party) would collapse eventually, they'd lack support of big donors I suspect, maybe they'd last for 1-2 election seasons, then turn into a minor-minor party like the Greens or Libertarians.
 
2013-10-10 12:16:33 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: No they're not.

They're in the midst of a rich on poor war. And the doofuses that thought they were rich because they had two refrigerators are learning they aren't rich and they don't belong to the crowd that controls and profits from the Republican party.

They'll see. Those "rich" bastards had no problem watching 1.5 million volunteers go into Iraq so the "rich" could buy cheaper gasoline. Well, the next oil war is going to be a "draft" war. And those same "rich" Republicans are going to watch their loved ones drafted into a 10 year, multiple 15 month combat tour meat-grinder. And no one will listen to their "B...b...but" cries about how unfair it is that they and theirs have to pay the price for high oil company profits.

No one cries louder than the truly disillusioned butt-hurt.


You'll notice that the wealthy repubs are now calling for an end to the shutdown and talk of default, but the Teapers are having none of it. It's because they and their constituents are poor--by repub standards--as well as ignorant and ideology-driven. Why should they care if the economy implodes and the stock market crashes? They're not invested in the stock market and if an economic disaster is what it takes to unseat Obama, so be it.

This is what happens when plutocrats attempt to coopt a populist movement. In fact, they invented the populist movement out of the whole cloth and are now suffering the consequences of putting control over their wealth into the hands of people too stupid to see which side their bread is buttered on, too poor to suffer disproportionately from a downturn in the economy (as long as they have their guns they can put food on the table) and too ideological to realize when they should step away from the brink for the good of the country. If the repubs were the only ones who would suffer as a result of Tea Party intransigence the situation would be amusing, but as it is, all of us will be dragged down along with them.
 
2013-10-10 12:18:42 PM  
How many black Republicans are there in the house?
 
2013-10-10 12:20:39 PM  

2wolves: Markoff_Cheney: Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.

i cant read your'e posts anymore.  after it hit the brain parts it just goes all-colour.  If I stop words from completely braining the head looses all fermerting and looks like I might have ate some acid in the 1990.

Better check your config.sys to see what order your drivers are loading into RAM.


For drivers check your autoexec.bat. C:\edit autoexec.bat

god i'm farking old
 
2013-10-10 12:21:00 PM  

clambam: TheShavingofOccam123: No they're not.

They're in the midst of a rich on poor war. And the doofuses that thought they were rich because they had two refrigerators are learning they aren't rich and they don't belong to the crowd that controls and profits from the Republican party.

They'll see. Those "rich" bastards had no problem watching 1.5 million volunteers go into Iraq so the "rich" could buy cheaper gasoline. Well, the next oil war is going to be a "draft" war. And those same "rich" Republicans are going to watch their loved ones drafted into a 10 year, multiple 15 month combat tour meat-grinder. And no one will listen to their "B...b...but" cries about how unfair it is that they and theirs have to pay the price for high oil company profits.

No one cries louder than the truly disillusioned butt-hurt.

You'll notice that the wealthy repubs are now calling for an end to the shutdown and talk of default, but the Teapers are having none of it. It's because they and their constituents are poor--by repub standards--as well as ignorant and ideology-driven. Why should they care if the economy implodes and the stock market crashes? They're not invested in the stock market and if an economic disaster is what it takes to unseat Obama, so be it.

This is what happens when plutocrats attempt to coopt a populist movement. In fact, they invented the populist movement out of the whole cloth and are now suffering the consequences of putting control over their wealth into the hands of people too stupid to see which side their bread is buttered on, too poor to suffer disproportionately from a downturn in the economy (as long as they have their guns they can put food on the table) and too ideological to realize when they should step away from the brink for the good of the country. If the repubs were the only ones who would suffer as a result of Tea Party intransigence the situation would be amusing, but as it is, all of us will be dragged down along with them.


The teabaggers are still idiots but they're not useful idiots anymore.
 
2013-10-10 12:21:08 PM  

sprawl15: Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.

The basic gist of the article is:After President Obama's reelection, the Republican National Committee conducted a ritual autopsy to determine what went wrong. The result of that postmortem was the Growth and Opportunity Project [.pdf warning].

[snip]

Today these prescriptions lie in tatters. The GOP has instead reprised the "monochromatic insularity" blueprint that served it so well in 2012. It's a strategy that might pay off in a midterm. But to have the faintest hope of winning a national election, a party of white people for white people must truly serve the interests of white people.


That article from a libtard rag doesn't realize that real America is just now mobilizing against BOB.  2010 was a great for us and 2012 reaffirm Americas support for conservative values by increasing the teaparty presents in the Republican lead House.  American sees the government shutdown BOB.  We see him locking WWII veterinarians out of the monument to their greatness.  American will not tolerate this.  In 2014 the Republicans will take the senate.  In 2016 a real America like Ted Cruz will be President and we can start to heal all the damage caused by BOB.  You'll see, mark my words.
 
2013-10-10 12:23:20 PM  

2wolves: Markoff_Cheney: Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.

i cant read your'e posts anymore.  after it hit the brain parts it just goes all-colour.  If I stop words from completely braining the head looses all fermerting and looks like I might have ate some acid in the 1990.

Better check your config.sys to see what order your drivers are loading into RAM.


but i already deleted system 32.  what the fark is a RAM?
 
2013-10-10 12:23:31 PM  

ampoliros: I don't want the destruction of the Republican Party. What I want is a Republican Party that will moderate itself.


I want the destruction of the Republican Party. In the vacuum, maybe some actual left-wingers will appear and the Democrats can stop being quasi-leftists and be the conservative party that they already are, except without society-crippling ideas about black people, gay folks, women, etc.
 
2013-10-10 12:23:35 PM  

orclover: 2wolves: Markoff_Cheney: Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.

i cant read your'e posts anymore.  after it hit the brain parts it just goes all-colour.  If I stop words from completely braining the head looses all fermerting and looks like I might have ate some acid in the 1990.

Better check your config.sys to see what order your drivers are loading into RAM.

For drivers check your autoexec.bat. C:\edit autoexec.bat

god i'm farking old


Wait wait wait... do we have HIMEM loaded, are you drivers getting loaded in high memory?
 
2013-10-10 12:24:09 PM  

monoski: How many black Republicans are there in the house?


Does JC Watts count?
 
2013-10-10 12:25:03 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: 2wolves: Markoff_Cheney: Smoking GNU: Can't read salon anymore. After it load the pages just goes all-white. If i stop it from completely loading the page looses all formatting and looks like it came from 1990.

i cant read your'e posts anymore.  after it hit the brain parts it just goes all-colour.  If I stop words from completely braining the head looses all fermerting and looks like I might have ate some acid in the 1990.

Better check your config.sys to see what order your drivers are loading into RAM.

but i already deleted system 32.  what the fark is a RAM?


Ewe don't wanna know.
 
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