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2013-10-10 01:21:07 PM
There is unfortunately no correlation between conservative extremism and low approval ratings/failure to win elections.
 
2013-10-10 01:23:49 PM
When I was young, my neighbor had a cat that lived outside and when it got sick and was dying it got really mean and dangerous and hid in the corner of our garage foaming at the mouth and shiatting on itself a lot. At the time it didn't occur to me that one day I would be comparing Commander Meow Meow to a political party.
 
2013-10-10 01:24:30 PM
Evangelicals are a third of the GOP base, the report said. More than three-quarters are married. More than 90 percent are white and older. Eighty percent vote only Republican. And like the other factions, they can't stand President Obama, labeling him as a "liar" who panders to middle-class worries.

"I think that his picture of the people in this room would be that we're all a bunch of racist, gun-clinging, flyover state, cowboy hat-wearing yokels-because we didn't go to Harvard, and we're not from New York, and we're pretty white, we're pretty middle-class," said one man in Roanoke, Virginia. "We're going to be in a very politically incorrect minority very soon," added another, objecting to how the mainstream culture supports gays, schools allow same-sex teenagers to hold hands, and the political left beats up on them for anti-gay beliefs.


I, uh ... um ...

This faction is 20 percent of the GOP base-the same size block that voted for Ross Perot for president in 1992 and were similarly drawn to an anti-government, anti-regulatory, pro-business plank. "They are libertarian and not very concerned with homosexual encroachment, but the hot topics for their friends and family are Obama, gun control, taxes and government spending," the report said. "They have hope because they are trying to get America back to the Constitution, to American entrepreneurship, freedom and personal responsibility."

Tellingly, the pollsters said that Tea Party's advocacy pined for an America that may never have existed but was seen in nostalgic remembrances of another era.


I blame Leave It To Beaver.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the Democracy Corps' analysis concerned the Republicans who have not yet been heard in the Obamacare war and federal shutdown, the 25 percent of the party that call themselves political moderates. "While they are firm Republicans, some have started splitting their tickets," the report said, referring to voting for a mix of GOP and non-GOP candidates.

The biggest divide between the moderates and hard right was over social issues, with moderates saying that they don't understand why their party has made opposition to gay marriage and rights such a priority. Several women said that Planned Parenthood was a valuable organization that offered badly needed services. "It does so much more than that [abortion] that they don't get credit for," a North Carolina woman said. "I mean it just offers people options; it offers a lot of edcation," another woman from North Carolina said.


Ok. This is the group that has to bail on the party to progress. I really think the Evangelicals and the Tea Party are fused at the hip.
 
2013-10-10 01:27:27 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: When I was young, my neighbor had a cat that lived outside and when it got sick and was dying it got really mean and dangerous and hid in the corner of our garage foaming at the mouth and shiatting on itself a lot. At the time it didn't occur to me that one day I would be comparing Commander Meow Meow to a political party.


+1 would laugh again
 
2013-10-10 01:28:17 PM
In five years, the Republican Party will be a fat, old, white, man sitting in a room, alone, shouting "FREEDOM!"
 
2013-10-10 01:30:48 PM
If the GOP moved any further to the right, all their speeches and communications will be strictly in German.
 
2013-10-10 01:31:48 PM

BunkoSquad: Bareefer Obonghit: When I was young, my neighbor had a cat that lived outside and when it got sick and was dying it got really mean and dangerous and hid in the corner of our garage foaming at the mouth and shiatting on itself a lot. At the time it didn't occur to me that one day I would be comparing Commander Meow Meow to a political party.

+1 would laugh again


I didn't. Damn cat was rabid and needed to be put down so it wouldn't suffer.

/had to convince an unwilling owner to put down a cat that was suffering progressively worse seizures. By the time she agreed, the cat died a death I witnessed and wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
 
2013-10-10 01:32:05 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: When I was young, my neighbor had a cat that lived outside and when it got sick and was dying it got really mean and dangerous and hid in the corner of our garage foaming at the mouth and shiatting on itself a lot. At the time it didn't occur to me that one day I would be comparing Commander Meow Meow to a political party.


The cat's name turns this from mildly amusing to LOL worthy.
 
2013-10-10 01:39:18 PM

Peki: BunkoSquad: Bareefer Obonghit: When I was young, my neighbor had a cat that lived outside and when it got sick and was dying it got really mean and dangerous and hid in the corner of our garage foaming at the mouth and shiatting on itself a lot. At the time it didn't occur to me that one day I would be comparing Commander Meow Meow to a political party.

+1 would laugh again

I didn't. Damn cat was rabid and needed to be put down so it wouldn't suffer.

/had to convince an unwilling owner to put down a cat that was suffering progressively worse seizures. By the time she agreed, the cat died a death I witnessed and wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.


It's ok, they told me that once they found him they sent him back home on his spaceship (he was a Commander after all). I was glad when I heard he was happy. Wait... cats can't fly spaceships... oh no.
 
2013-10-10 01:46:33 PM
Evangelicals were clearly the most aggrieved and discouraged GOP faction.

"They believe their towns, communities and schools are suffering from 'culture rot' that has invaded from the outside," the 30-page analysis said. "The central focus here is homosexuality, but also the decline of homogenous small towns. They like the Tea Party because they stand up to the Democrats."


So it's like Pleasantville in real life.

"I think that his picture of the people in this room would be that we're all a bunch of racist, gun-clinging, flyover state, cowboy hat-wearing yokels-because we didn't go to Harvard, and we're not from New York, and we're pretty white, we're pretty middle-class," said one man in Roanoke, Virginia. "We're going to be in a very politically incorrect minority very soon," added another, objecting to how the mainstream culture supports gays, schools allow same-sex teenagers to hold hands, and the political left beats up on them for anti-gay beliefs.

If the bigoted hat fits...

The notion that their corner of American life-described by a Virginian as "a little bubble"-is under attack extends to feeling "invaded" by immigrants, and taking offense that they have to tell their phones to talk to them in English, not Spanish. "Don't come here and make me speak your language," another man said.

White people problems.

Seriously, I'm happy these people are feeling marginalized. They should. The world is passing them by, and it's for the greater good.
 
2013-10-10 01:47:43 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Peki: BunkoSquad: Bareefer Obonghit: When I was young, my neighbor had a cat that lived outside and when it got sick and was dying it got really mean and dangerous and hid in the corner of our garage foaming at the mouth and shiatting on itself a lot. At the time it didn't occur to me that one day I would be comparing Commander Meow Meow to a political party.

+1 would laugh again

I didn't. Damn cat was rabid and needed to be put down so it wouldn't suffer.

/had to convince an unwilling owner to put down a cat that was suffering progressively worse seizures. By the time she agreed, the cat died a death I witnessed and wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

It's ok, they told me that once they found him they sent him back home on his spaceship (he was a Commander after all). I was glad when I heard he was happy. Wait... cats can't fly spaceships... oh no.


See that? That was funny.
 
2013-10-10 01:47:51 PM
"But God, I do not like green eggs and ham, insane I am"
media.salon.com
 
2013-10-10 01:48:38 PM

Walker: "But God, I do not like green eggs and ham, insane I am"
[media.salon.com image 620x412]


How much makeup does that guy wear?
 
2013-10-10 01:56:17 PM
America, how the hell did you let this happen?
 
2013-10-10 02:00:47 PM

Peki: +1 would laugh again

I didn't. Damn cat was rabid and needed to be put down so it wouldn't suffer.


Actually I too was mostly laughing at the name "Commander Meow Meow"
 
2013-10-10 02:02:08 PM
i219.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-10 02:03:40 PM

Peki: BunkoSquad: Bareefer Obonghit: When I was young, my neighbor had a cat that lived outside and when it got sick and was dying it got really mean and dangerous and hid in the corner of our garage foaming at the mouth and shiatting on itself a lot. At the time it didn't occur to me that one day I would be comparing Commander Meow Meow to a political party.

+1 would laugh again

I didn't. Damn cat was rabid and needed to be put down so it wouldn't suffer.

/had to convince an unwilling owner to put down a cat that was suffering progressively worse seizures. By the time she agreed, the cat died a death I witnessed and wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.


I think the analogy still fits, if you take my meaning.
 
2013-10-10 02:06:12 PM

MrBallou: Peki: BunkoSquad: Bareefer Obonghit: When I was young, my neighbor had a cat that lived outside and when it got sick and was dying it got really mean and dangerous and hid in the corner of our garage foaming at the mouth and shiatting on itself a lot. At the time it didn't occur to me that one day I would be comparing Commander Meow Meow to a political party.

+1 would laugh again

I didn't. Damn cat was rabid and needed to be put down so it wouldn't suffer.

/had to convince an unwilling owner to put down a cat that was suffering progressively worse seizures. By the time she agreed, the cat died a death I witnessed and wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

I think the analogy still fits, if you take my meaning.


Yes, as does mine.

/as in, can we please shoot the dying dog before it causes US any more misery?
 
2013-10-10 02:11:02 PM

Nadie_AZ: Walker: "But God, I do not like green eggs and ham, insane I am"
[media.salon.com image 620x412]

How much makeup does that guy wear?


All the makeup, Charlie.
 
2013-10-10 02:13:15 PM

Peki: Yes, as does mine.

/as in, can we please shoot the dying dog before it causes US any more misery?


SEE!  Here you Libs are with your Death Panels!
 
2013-10-10 02:15:12 PM

Ennuipoet: Peki: Yes, as does mine.

/as in, can we please shoot the dying dog before it causes US any more misery?

SEE!  Here you Libs are with your Death Panels!


Hey now. At least we shoot the dog as opposed to strapping it on the car roof.
 
2013-10-10 02:18:25 PM
And all this time I thought they were masturbating to "Leave it To Beaver" because of the figure Billingsley cut in those pearls.
 
2013-10-10 02:39:08 PM
The bizzare thing is that the GOP really could have prevented this quite easily.  They just would have had to police their own from 2001-2006 and not give the electorate such cause to vote them out from 2006-2008.  If the Neocons hadn't been so hell-bent on invading Iraq, Hillary would have won the nomination in 2008 and most of the anger toward the GOP wouldn't have been there.  Debt wouldn't be as bad, war weariness wouldn't have been so bad (hell, we may have actually finished Afghanistan relatively quickly), and people wouldn't have the "I've been tricked" resentment.
 
2013-10-10 02:39:32 PM

Peki: Ennuipoet: Peki: Yes, as does mine.

/as in, can we please shoot the dying dog before it causes US any more misery?

SEE!  Here you Libs are with your Death Panels!

Hey now. At least we shoot the dog as opposed to strapping it on the car roof.


Scoff if you will, but the dog enjoyed it.  Every time someone said "Hey boy, want to go for a car ride", the dog (no, not the help), would run out and jump on the car.
 
2013-10-10 02:54:45 PM
thewvsr.com

/just having a little fun here :3
 
2013-10-10 02:58:18 PM
The PDF report linked in TFA is quite a read. Nothing that's surprisingly different from what the WaPo/Kaiser survey showed up.
 
2013-10-10 02:58:33 PM
Meet the 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate.

i1042.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-10 02:59:10 PM

Kittypie070: [thewvsr.com image 241x300]

/just having a little fun here :3


Aww, Commander Meow Meow was a HERO!
 
2013-10-10 03:02:58 PM

Kittypie070: [thewvsr.com image 241x300]

/just having a little fun here :3


I'm sorry to tell you, but I think that picture isn't actually real. I'm concerned it might be a photoshop; you can tell by the pixels. I might be totally wrong here, but I just wanted to point that out.
 
2013-10-10 03:03:15 PM

dogdaze: [i219.photobucket.com image 500x333]


That is just excellent right there.
 
2013-10-10 03:03:33 PM
The notion that their corner of American life-described by a Virginian as "a little bubble"-is under attack extends to feeling "invaded" by immigrants, and taking offense that they have to tell their phones to talk to them in English, not Spanish. "Don't come here and make me speak your language," another man said.

Pressing 1 for English is now considered speaking a foreign language.
 
2013-10-10 03:07:33 PM
Not really relevant, but did anyone else see the picture of Ted Cruz and imagine him doing showtunes?

media.salon.com

I dreamed a dream of time gone byyyyyy...
 
2013-10-10 03:07:48 PM
It's like crazy couples, or cults. They just keep reinforcing and encouraging eachothers crazy.
 
2013-10-10 03:09:21 PM
Horrible people feeling sad because they're being forced to confront their horribleness.
:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
 
2013-10-10 03:09:39 PM

real_headhoncho: America, how the hell did you let this happen?


...hangs head in shame....mumbles...."I....I.....I voted for OBAMA"
 
2013-10-10 03:09:45 PM
FTFA: "Don't come here and make me speak your language," another man said.

Native Americans nod sagely...
 
2013-10-10 03:09:47 PM

Nadie_AZ: remembrances of another era.

I blame Leave It To Beaver.


Mr. Coffee Nerves: And all this time I thought they were masturbating to "Leave it To Beaver" because of the figure Billingsley cut in those pearls.


How "Leave It To Beaver" became short-hand for staid, traditional 50s values is completely baffling to me.

It's laugh-out-loud funny, the humor is incredibly dark, and one of the featured characters (Eddie Haskell) is a legitimate sociopath. It's probably the most ahead-of-its-time show of that era.

I don't get it. Is it all because Ward and June were really good dressers?
 
2013-10-10 03:09:48 PM
Commander Meow Meow is the name of my new alt-punk band.
 
2013-10-10 03:10:49 PM
The Violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason TAC alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in Government uniform whether on or off duty. ISR is my strength and your weakness. You will now live the life of the prey. Your RD's and homes away from work will be my AO and battle space. I will utilize every tool within INT collections that I learned from Glenn Beck. You have misjudged a sleeping giant. There is no conventional threat assessment for me. JAM, New Ba'ath party, 1920 rev BGE, ACM, AAF, AQAP, AQIM and AQIZ have nothing on me. Do not deploy airships or gunships. SA-7 Manpads will be waiting. As you know I also own Barrett .50′s so your APC are defunct and futile.
 
2013-10-10 03:11:54 PM
In before the "Joan Walsh is a lying whore" brigade arrives.

//there must be a Benghazi thread hiding somewhere
 
2013-10-10 03:13:46 PM

nmrsnr: Not really relevant, but did anyone else see the picture of Ted Cruz and imagine him doing showtunes?

[media.salon.com image 620x412]

I dreamed a dream of time gone byyyyyy...


media.salon.com

I learned the truth at seventeen...that love was meant for beauty queens...
 
2013-10-10 03:14:12 PM

Soup4Bonnie: The notion that their corner of American life-described by a Virginian as "a little bubble"-is under attack extends to feeling "invaded" by immigrants, and taking offense that they have to tell their phones to talk to them in English, not Spanish. "Don't come here and make me speak your language," another man said.

Pressing 1 for English is now considered speaking a foreign language.


Free markets know best, unless they want to conduct transactions in Spanish.
 
2013-10-10 03:14:17 PM

DamnYankees: Kittypie070: [thewvsr.com image 241x300]

/just having a little fun here :3


I'm sorry to tell you, but I think that picture isn't actually real. I'm concerned it might be a photoshop; you can tell by the pixels. I might be totally wrong here, but I just wanted to point that out.


No doi?
 
2013-10-10 03:14:22 PM

nmrsnr: Not really relevant, but did anyone else see the picture of Ted Cruz and imagine him doing showtunes?

[media.salon.com image 620x412]

I dreamed a dream of time gone byyyyyy...


I feel pretty / Oh so pretty / I feel pretty and witty and bright / And I pity / Any Senator who isn't me toniiiiiiight
 
2013-10-10 03:15:40 PM

Kittypie070: [thewvsr.com image 241x300]

/just having a little fun here :3


A selfie?
 
2013-10-10 03:16:43 PM

img.fark.net


"I swear, it's Springfield's only choice! Throw up your hands and raise your voice!"

 
2013-10-10 03:18:00 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-10 03:18:05 PM

you are a puppet: nmrsnr: Not really relevant, but did anyone else see the picture of Ted Cruz and imagine him doing showtunes?

[media.salon.com image 620x412]

I dreamed a dream of time gone byyyyyy...

[media.salon.com image 620x412]

I learned the truth at seventeen...that love was meant for beauty queens...


I queefed a queef of derp gone byyyy....

I learned the truth at seventeen... that maple syrup pork sandwiches aren't so lean.
 
2013-10-10 03:18:26 PM

sigdiamond2000: Nadie_AZ: remembrances of another era.

I blame Leave It To Beaver.

Mr. Coffee Nerves: And all this time I thought they were masturbating to "Leave it To Beaver" because of the figure Billingsley cut in those pearls.

How "Leave It To Beaver" became short-hand for staid, traditional 50s values is completely baffling to me.

It's laugh-out-loud funny, the humor is incredibly dark, and one of the featured characters (Eddie Haskell) is a legitimate sociopath. It's probably the most ahead-of-its-time show of that era.

I don't get it. Is it all because Ward and June were really good dressers?


Err... can you give me some examples here? Because, granted, I've only seen a few episodes, but I can't quite reconcile Leave it to Beaver being "incredibly dark" in my mind.
 
2013-10-10 03:18:38 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Commander Meow Meow


Ours was Chairman Meow
 
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