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(The Raw Story)   Head of Tea Party group promises to help "upgrade" the GOP in the South. Which can only mean cheesy sideburns for all   (rawstory.com) divider line 48
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2013-10-22 07:46:50 AM  
They gonna de-electrify the South! Out with the modern ways and government grids! Back with the silly superstitions and backwards ways!
 
2013-10-22 07:54:28 AM  

WTF Indeed: They gonna de-electrify the South! Out with the modern ways and government grids! Back with the silly superstitions and backwards ways!


Back implies that they went forward.
 
2013-10-22 07:57:01 AM  
No, it means they'll all have Windows ME installed.
 
2013-10-22 07:57:42 AM  
FTFA: "The same thing happened when Ronald Reagan stepped onto the national scene in 1976," Kibbe responded, ducking the question. "The GOP establishment hated it, Ronald Reagan became the new standard for what a Republican was."

I have a feeling this guy would be ducking a lot more questions if someone tried to ask him about what the real Reagan did as opposed to the fantasy Reagan that only lives in these people's heads.
 
2013-10-22 07:58:04 AM  
No thanks.  We're already full up on regular-grade assholes; we certainly don't need the premium strength variety.
 
2013-10-22 07:59:29 AM  
Yes. South Carolina should be run by hardcore "Constitutionalists," who don't know jack shiat about the Constitution. Let's allow them to run the United States into the ground for Fake Jesus, too.
 
2013-10-22 07:59:57 AM  
Right hand turns for nascar tracks?
 
2013-10-22 08:04:01 AM  
If there were some sort of strategy for winning the south.
 
2013-10-22 08:04:40 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: "The same thing happened when Ronald Reagan stepped onto the national scene in 1976," Kibbe responded, ducking the question. "The GOP establishment hated it, Ronald Reagan became the new standard for what a Republican was."

I have a feeling this guy would be ducking a lot more questions if someone tried to ask him about what the real Reagan did as opposed to the fantasy Reagan that only lives in these people's heads.


I don't think he's in too much danger of that. I can't even remember the last time a reporter confronted a Republican with Reagan the man rather than Reagan the legend.
 
2013-10-22 08:04:52 AM  
Behold the face of the new Tea Party.

www.redmeat.com
 
2013-10-22 08:13:44 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: "The same thing happened when Ronald Reagan stepped onto the national scene in 1976," Kibbe responded, ducking the question. "The GOP establishment hated it, Ronald Reagan became the new standard for what a Republican was."

I have a feeling this guy would be ducking a lot more questions if someone tried to ask him about what the real Reagan did as opposed to the fantasy Reagan that only lives in these people's heads.


I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.
 
2013-10-22 08:15:49 AM  

gnosis301: Yes. South Carolina should be run by hardcore "Constitutionalists," who don't know jack shiat about the Constitution. Let's allow them to run the United States into the ground for Fake Jesus, too.


It always amuses me when the first state to secede from the Union claims to be the guardian of the Constitution.
 
2013-10-22 08:19:33 AM  
You know who else had a Southern Strategy?
 
2013-10-22 08:19:40 AM  
"Upgrade"? That sounds a lot like progress, and progressives are socialists! BURN THE RINO!
 
2013-10-22 08:21:35 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: "The same thing happened when Ronald Reagan stepped onto the national scene in 1976," Kibbe responded, ducking the question. "The GOP establishment hated it, Ronald Reagan became the new standard for what a Republican was."

I have a feeling this guy would be ducking a lot more questions if someone tried to ask him about what the real Reagan did as opposed to the fantasy Reagan that only lives in these people's heads.


Don't you remember? Ronald Reagan is the guy who massively cut government spending and slashed tax rates (which increased revenues), he kept moochers from getting free healthcare at government expense, he told the Reds to tear down the wall and they did post-haste for fear of him, he chased all the illegal immigrants out of this country until all the libs that followed him let them back in, and he did all this by standing his ground unflinching and without compromise until Tip O'Neill relented from his communistic ways.
 
2013-10-22 08:22:02 AM  

qorkfiend: gnosis301: Yes. South Carolina should be run by hardcore "Constitutionalists," who don't know jack shiat about the Constitution. Let's allow them to run the United States into the ground for Fake Jesus, too.

It always amuses me when the first state to secede from the Union claims to be the guardian of the Constitution.


Almost as much as folks who complain that states from the original 13 colonies aren't "Real" America...
 
2013-10-22 08:28:45 AM  
codinghorror.typepad.com

You see, a Republican's love is very different from that of a square...
 
2013-10-22 08:30:31 AM  
As somebody else commented, this creepy guy's organization is in deep financial doo-doo, and he's starting to sound a lot like Baghdad Bob.  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/11/report-tea-party-group-freedomw o rks-is-in-deep-financial-trouble/

Matt Kibbe is just another delusional grifter along the lines of Sarah Palin. Lets see if he can piss off more people in the business community and make the Tea Party and the GOP less popular than cancer.
 
2013-10-22 08:32:45 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Behold the face of the new Tea Party.

[www.redmeat.com image 102x112]


I like Clyde.

i158.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-22 08:34:29 AM  

Karac: I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.


They should have embraced H.W. Bush.  He won a war in Iraq and set the stage for Clinton to balance the budget.  It is an easy narrative to sell.  W Bush was a disaster so without H.W., the GOP have Reagan.  They then have to go back to Nixon who resigned.  Since republicans can't talk about Nixon, they have to go back to Eisenhower.

Eisenhower built the interstate system and integrated the military plus won WWII.  Unfortunately, taking a step to end discrimination goes against Republican dogma now and the government building an interstate system is socialism.  Since Republicans can't talk about Eisenhower they'd have to go back to Hoover.

Hoover was the president when the stock market crashed to user in the great depression.  That would be a tough narrative to sell.  So if you can't talk about Hoover then you have to go back to Coolidge.  Anyone know what Calvin Coolidge did during his presidency?  Me neither.

So yeah. Without Reagan the Republicans have nothing.
 
2013-10-22 08:35:37 AM  
Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1863
 
2013-10-22 08:40:02 AM  

hubiestubert: You know who else had a Southern Strategy?


It was his eastern strategy that did him in. In the long run.
 
2013-10-22 08:46:58 AM  

Muta: Karac: I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.

They should have embraced H.W. Bush.  He won a war in Iraq and set the stage for Clinton to balance the budget.  It is an easy narrative to sell.  W Bush was a disaster so without H.W., the GOP have Reagan.  They then have to go back to Nixon who resigned.  Since republicans can't talk about Nixon, they have to go back to Eisenhower.

Eisenhower built the interstate system and integrated the military plus won WWII.  Unfortunately, taking a step to end discrimination goes against Republican dogma now and the government building an interstate system is socialism.  Since Republicans can't talk about Eisenhower they'd have to go back to Hoover.

Hoover was the president when the stock market crashed to user in the great depression.  That would be a tough narrative to sell.  So if you can't talk about Hoover then you have to go back to Coolidge.  Anyone know what Calvin Coolidge did during his presidency?  Me neither.

So yeah. Without Reagan the Republicans have nothing.


The party of Lincoln?!?!
 
2013-10-22 08:51:29 AM  

Muta: Karac: I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.

Eisenhower built the interstate system and integrated the military plus won WWII.

So yeah. Without Reagan the Republicans have nothing.


No argument with the substance of your post, but wasn't it Truman that integrated the military?
 
2013-10-22 08:55:07 AM  

Derp Du Jour: Muta: Karac: I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.

They should have embraced H.W. Bush.  He won a war in Iraq and set the stage for Clinton to balance the budget.  It is an easy narrative to sell.  W Bush was a disaster so without H.W., the GOP have Reagan.  They then have to go back to Nixon who resigned.  Since republicans can't talk about Nixon, they have to go back to Eisenhower.

Eisenhower built the interstate system and integrated the military plus won WWII.  Unfortunately, taking a step to end discrimination goes against Republican dogma now and the government building an interstate system is socialism.  Since Republicans can't talk about Eisenhower they'd have to go back to Hoover.

Hoover was the president when the stock market crashed to user in the great depression.  That would be a tough narrative to sell.  So if you can't talk about Hoover then you have to go back to Coolidge.  Anyone know what Calvin Coolidge did during his presidency?  Me neither.

So yeah. Without Reagan the Republicans have nothing.

The party of Lincoln?!?!


You mean the evil man who perpetrated the "WAH OF NOTHUN AGRESSION!"?
 
2013-10-22 08:56:16 AM  
I DRTFA, but, to make myself feel better I'm going to pretend he said "We need to start by doing whatever it takes for our schools to have the world's best math and science programs. then we're going to stop this slide toward the third world by investing in a modern infrastructure -- from roads to public wifi and while we're doing it we're going to make sure working people are paid a fair wage for a day's work so they can reinvest those wages in our communities."

While I'm dreaming, can you tell Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel that if they can't decide who's the North Spire on the Reverse Suspension Bridge they're planning on giving me, they'll just have to settle it with an old-fashioned hot-oil tickle fight like before.
 
2013-10-22 09:00:09 AM  

Derp Du Jour: Muta: Karac: I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.

They should have embraced H.W. Bush.  He won a war in Iraq and set the stage for Clinton to balance the budget.  It is an easy narrative to sell.  W Bush was a disaster so without H.W., the GOP have Reagan.  They then have to go back to Nixon who resigned.  Since republicans can't talk about Nixon, they have to go back to Eisenhower.

Eisenhower built the interstate system and integrated the military plus won WWII.  Unfortunately, taking a step to end discrimination goes against Republican dogma now and the government building an interstate system is socialism.  Since Republicans can't talk about Eisenhower they'd have to go back to Hoover.

Hoover was the president when the stock market crashed to user in the great depression.  That would be a tough narrative to sell.  So if you can't talk about Hoover then you have to go back to Coolidge.  Anyone know what Calvin Coolidge did during his presidency?  Me neither.

So yeah. Without Reagan the Republicans have nothing.

The party of Lincoln?!?!


Lincoln didn't run as a Republican in his last election.

upload.wikimedia.org

You can tell by the fact that the eagle isn't crying.
 
2013-10-22 09:02:57 AM  

Chilkoot Charlie: Muta: Karac: I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.

Eisenhower built the interstate system and integrated the military plus won WWII.

So yeah. Without Reagan the Republicans have nothing.

No argument with the substance of your post, but wasn't it Truman that integrated the military?


Your right that Truman was the one that integrated the military.
But Eisenhower integrated the schools by violating states rights, declaring martial law, and beginning the federal takeover of education by the indoctrination of our youth with sissified liberal values like 'equality'.
 
2013-10-22 09:15:41 AM  

Chilkoot Charlie: Muta: Karac: I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.

Eisenhower built the interstate system and integrated the military plus won WWII.

So yeah. Without Reagan the Republicans have nothing.

No argument with the substance of your post, but wasn't it Truman that integrated the military?


We are both right!  Per Wiki, Truman started it and Eisenhower completed it.

Actually, this paragraph form Eisenhower Wiki page explains why Republicans run from his record:

Throughout his presidency, Eisenhower adhered to a political philosophy of dynamic conservatism.  He continued all the major New Deal programs still in operation, especially Social Security. He expanded its programs and rolled them into a new cabinet-level agency, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, while extending benefits to an additional ten million workers. He implemented integration in the Armed Services in two years, which had not been completed under Truman.

Clearly, Eisenhower is histories second greatest monster.
 
2013-10-22 09:21:09 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: "The same thing happened when Ronald Reagan stepped onto the national scene in 1976," Kibbe responded, ducking the question. "The GOP establishment hated it, Ronald Reagan became the new standard for what a Republican was."

I have a feeling this guy would be ducking a lot more questions if someone tried to ask him about what the real Reagan did as opposed to the fantasy Reagan that only lives in these people's heads.


Kibbe was on MSNBC last night -.when the segment was ending, Kibbe commented the last acceptable Republican was Reagan and the opposing guest shoehorned in:
"Reagan the spender?"
Kibbe made a face like he'd bitten into a lemon wedge.

I added "Iran Contra" - no one heard me but the cat
 
2013-10-22 09:34:35 AM  
New official haircut:  Business in the front, Tea Party in the back.
 
2013-10-22 09:42:43 AM  

parasol: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: "The same thing happened when Ronald Reagan stepped onto the national scene in 1976," Kibbe responded, ducking the question. "The GOP establishment hated it, Ronald Reagan became the new standard for what a Republican was."

I have a feeling this guy would be ducking a lot more questions if someone tried to ask him about what the real Reagan did as opposed to the fantasy Reagan that only lives in these people's heads.

Kibbe was on MSNBC last night -.when the segment was ending, Kibbe commented the last acceptable Republican was Reagan and the opposing guest shoehorned in:
"Reagan the spender?"
Kibbe made a face like he'd bitten into a lemon wedge.

I added "Iran Contra" - no one heard me but the cat


I feel very bad for George Bush, the elder. He gets a bad rap for his Presidency, but he was the one who tried to stand up to "Voodoo Economics" and the party slapped him around, and then realized that Reagan needed someone with actual Washington experience, and put him in the Vice Presidential slot. When faced with the aftermath of Reagan's terms, he did what he could--though, his abandonment of the "freedom fighters" in Afghanistan pretty well set the stage for our current woes from the region, and from a former Director of Central Intelligence, he should have known better. But then again, there was a LOT of work to do after Reagan left. I do wonder how things might have gone if he'd gotten the nod instead of Reagan...
 
2013-10-22 09:49:02 AM  
FTA:  Despite reports that his group is nearly broke, FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe predicted in an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Monday that his group would help Tea Party Republicans dominate the GOP within a year.

"I think it's a process," Kibbe told Matthews. "I think it happens by 2014, 'cause we're trying to shift the center of gravity."



That's right, Matt.  Keep shifting the GOP's center:

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A little more.......

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..... juuuuuuuuuuuuust a little more......

upload.wikimedia.org

GOP:  Taste the rainbow singularity!
 
2013-10-22 09:56:02 AM  
ROWK

blogs.democratandchronicle.com
 
2013-10-22 10:01:41 AM  

hubiestubert: You know who else had a Southern Strategy?


William Tecumseh Sherman?
 
2013-10-22 10:03:34 AM  

hubiestubert: parasol: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: "The same thing happened when Ronald Reagan stepped onto the national scene in 1976," Kibbe responded, ducking the question. "The GOP establishment hated it, Ronald Reagan became the new standard for what a Republican was."

I have a feeling this guy would be ducking a lot more questions if someone tried to ask him about what the real Reagan did as opposed to the fantasy Reagan that only lives in these people's heads.

Kibbe was on MSNBC last night -.when the segment was ending, Kibbe commented the last acceptable Republican was Reagan and the opposing guest shoehorned in:
"Reagan the spender?"
Kibbe made a face like he'd bitten into a lemon wedge.

I added "Iran Contra" - no one heard me but the cat

I feel very bad for George Bush, the elder. He gets a bad rap for his Presidency, but he was the one who tried to stand up to "Voodoo Economics" and the party slapped him around, and then realized that Reagan needed someone with actual Washington experience, and put him in the Vice Presidential slot. When faced with the aftermath of Reagan's terms, he did what he could--though, his abandonment of the "freedom fighters" in Afghanistan pretty well set the stage for our current woes from the region, and from a former Director of Central Intelligence, he should have known better. But then again, there was a LOT of work to do after Reagan left. I do wonder how things might have gone if he'd gotten the nod instead of Reagan...


Hard to say - but i'd like to imagine the war on drugs would have been a historic footnote, much like the "star wars program" (as envisioned then)
 
2013-10-22 10:37:59 AM  

hubiestubert: I feel very bad for George Bush, the elder.  (. . . ) though, his abandonment of the "freedom fighters" in Afghanistan pretty well set the stage for our current woes from the region,


I give Bush a pass on that.  There was a euphoria when the USSR collapsed and battle if Afghanistan was looked at as being a small firefight in the bigger Cold War.

I agree that, in general,  H. W. Bush gets a bad rap.
 
2013-10-22 10:54:18 AM  
Turning the GOP into cybermen might actually be an improvement.
 
2013-10-22 11:20:11 AM  

jayhawk88: [codinghorror.typepad.com image 468x308]

You see, a Republican's love is very different from that of a square...


damnit....
 
2013-10-22 11:59:58 AM  
FTA: "We're in the process of repopulating the Republican party with people that stand for something," Kibbe explained to a visibly bemused Matthews.

I wonder why that sounds like it's going to be associated with the phrase "final solution"?
 
2013-10-22 12:18:19 PM  
As someone who is looking forward to fleeing South Carolina at the first opportunity I'm getting a kick out oft his...
 
2013-10-22 12:24:20 PM  

Muta: I give Bush a pass on that. There was a euphoria when the USSR collapsed and battle if Afghanistan was looked at as being a small firefight in the bigger Cold War.

I agree that, in general, H. W. Bush gets a bad rap.


I don't give bush a pass, because he absolutely farked up the aftermath of the gulf war.  Somehow we simultaneously encouraged folks to overthrow Saddam, and also simultaneously left them high and dry.

The US actions during the Iraq uprisings in 1991 and 1992 were reprehensible, and it really set us up for failure in 2003 when we tried to find non-Baath individuals to set up a government post Saddam.
 
2013-10-22 12:28:23 PM  
Yes, if there's one thing wrong with the South, it's that it's too liberal.
 
2013-10-22 12:29:15 PM  

jayhawk88: You see, a Republican's love is very different from that of a square...


With two ds, for a double dose of derpin.
 
2013-10-22 01:23:17 PM  

Karac: Chilkoot Charlie: Muta: Karac: I think it's kind of funny, not to mention enlightening, to see them admit there hasn't been a decent Republican for the last 37 years.

Eisenhower built the interstate system and integrated the military plus won WWII.

So yeah. Without Reagan the Republicans have nothing.

No argument with the substance of your post, but wasn't it Truman that integrated the military?

Your right that Truman was the one that integrated the military.
But Eisenhower integrated the schools by violating states rights, declaring martial law, and beginning the federal takeover of education by the indoctrination of our youth with sissified liberal values like 'equality'.


8/10. You had me going until sissified liberal values.
 
2013-10-22 01:48:36 PM  
"Upgrade" the South?

No, this one needs a clean re-install.
 
2013-10-22 03:12:56 PM  
"Sideburns" must be the new "bow tie" in conservative douchebag circles.
 
2013-10-22 04:26:44 PM  
whidbey: "Upgrade" the South?

No, this one needs a clean re-install.


Oooh!  Oooh!  Can we do a 'Sherman' reformat on them?
 
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