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2013-11-07 11:41:17 AM  
I hope the Republican party eats itself.

Though I'm not entirely unopposed to a Christie run. But I would want Congress to be heavily Dem at that point.
 
2013-11-07 11:41:21 AM  
And that might just work, if they had any left in their party.
 
2013-11-07 11:42:01 AM  

Carn: And that might just work, if they had any left in their party.


This. The Republican party is divided into 'Evil' and 'Insane' at this point. There's nothing worth saving.
 
2013-11-07 11:42:07 AM  
Back up, idiots! You're making both of the moderates nervous.
 
2013-11-07 11:43:15 AM  

Carn: And that might just work, if they had any left in their party.


They are there, they are just acting like assholes because they were worried about getting Dick Lugared
 
2013-11-07 11:45:27 AM  
Hilarious.  Only in today's GOP could the three Republicans pictured in TFA be considered moderates.
 
2013-11-07 11:46:13 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Carn: And that might just work, if they had any left in their party.

They are there, they are just acting like assholes because they were worried about getting Dick Lugared


"acting" ;)
 
2013-11-07 11:48:05 AM  

Carn: "acting" ;)


heh, well I mean they are assholes I guess what I'm saying is that they are going full asshole

fc07.deviantart.net
 
2013-11-07 11:48:45 AM  
"Moderates."
 
2013-11-07 11:49:30 AM  
IT's not going to work. Just like their "negotiating" over ACA

FTA: The strategy: prop up the most electable candidates - even if they are more moderate than ones demanded by tea party activists - and punish those who get in their way.

Their tactic of punishing others have not worked at all for them, and it won't work here.
 
2013-11-07 11:50:58 AM  

Carn: IdBeCrazyIf: Carn: And that might just work, if they had any left in their party.

They are there, they are just acting like assholes because they were worried about getting Dick Lugared

"acting" ;)


www.mountainproject.com
 
2013-11-07 11:53:17 AM  
I clicked on TFA but i didn't see any moderates. Is the link farked?
 
2013-11-07 11:54:11 AM  
The chickens have come home to roost. Cry me a river.
 
2013-11-07 11:55:16 AM  

LordJiro: Carn: And that might just work, if they had any left in their party.

This. The Republican party is divided into 'Evil' and 'Insane' at this point. There's nothing worth saving.


So does that mean anything they agree on is insanely evil?
 
2013-11-07 11:55:19 AM  
With the blessing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the hardball plan is already beginning to take shape. Senior Republican officials are privately warning GOP consultants and firms who continue to work with one of their main foes - the Senate Conservatives Fund - and another GOP ad firm that they won't get contracts from the NRSC. They'll also be frozen out of McConnell's network if they remain hired by their right-wing rival.

Pretty much an open war when the SCF, founded by Asshole Jim DeMint and currently being led around by Sen. Ted "Green Eggs & Ham" Cruz has this posted on their front page:

www.senateconservatives.com
 
2013-11-07 11:55:39 AM  
RINOS!
 
2013-11-07 11:57:17 AM  
 
2013-11-07 11:57:18 AM  

INeedAName: I hope the Republican party eats itself.

Though I'm not entirely unopposed to a Christie run. But I would want Congress to be heavily Dem at that point.


You say that as if those are mutually exclusive things.  Christie might, in fact, eat the entire party just prior to launching his campaign.
 
2013-11-07 12:00:08 PM  
Uh huh.  Those pro-choice, pro-gay-rights, non-climate-change-denying GOP moderates . . .

like Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell.
 
2013-11-07 12:00:38 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: With the blessing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the hardball plan is already beginning to take shape. Senior Republican officials are privately warning GOP consultants and firms who continue to work with one of their main foes - the Senate Conservatives Fund - and another GOP ad firm that they won't get contracts from the NRSC. They'll also be frozen out of McConnell's network if they remain hired by their right-wing rival.

Pretty much an open war when the SCF, founded by Asshole Jim DeMint and currently being led around by Sen. Ted "Green Eggs & Ham" Cruz has this posted on their front page:

[www.senateconservatives.com image 340x80]


Sweet baby Cthulhu, how much more to the right can they go?!
 
2013-11-07 12:01:49 PM  
i301.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-07 12:02:02 PM  
Now would be the time to convince teabaggers to run protest candidates against the GOP for betraying them.  We can parlay this into decades of Dem victories.
 
2013-11-07 12:04:35 PM  
GOP moderates, also known as unicorns.
 
2013-11-07 12:05:20 PM  

INeedAName: I hope the Republican party eats itself.

Though I'm not entirely unopposed to a Christie run. But I would want Congress to be heavily Dem at that point.


I don't understand the difference between Chris Christie and the average GOPer. He yells at more teachers?
 
2013-11-07 12:05:40 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Carn: And that might just work, if they had any left in their party.

They are there, they are just acting like assholes because they were worried about getting Dick Lugared


Why would anyone stay in a party where they have to act like an asshole to win approval?  Shouldn't that be a sign to anyone with a shred of integrity that that isn't a party you should want to be in?
 
2013-11-07 12:05:42 PM  

INeedAName: I hope the Republican party eats itself.

Though I'm not entirely unopposed to a Christie run. But I would want Congress to be heavily Dem at that point.


I know I'm in the minority, but I don't think he runs.

He's got a helluva gig in NJ.  He lacks the discipline required on the Presidential campaign trail.  I question if his health can hold up.  And most of all I doubt he's going to opt to run unless it looks like he can for sure win the primary and for sure beat Clinton (if she runs).  He's not going to embark on all of this stuff if the internal polling I'm sure he's already doing has him trailing her by 8 points before he's even out of the gate...the same reason he and other 'moderates' didn't run against Obama in 2012 and we wound up with the bag of crazy we all had to endure.   There's also these murmurs of ethics questions that Romney's campaign had when they were vetting him for VP.

I guess the outcome of the 2010 mid-terms could change all that.  If the uber right GOPers are largely beaten by less extreme candidates in their primaries or just flat out lose in the General he may still consider it.  But if they hold on enough that the nutjobs still feel emboldened to run then I think he just says, "Fark it."
 
2013-11-07 12:06:31 PM  

Wendy's Chili: INeedAName: I hope the Republican party eats itself.

Though I'm not entirely unopposed to a Christie run. But I would want Congress to be heavily Dem at that point.

I don't understand the difference between Chris Christie and the average GOPer. He yells at more teachers?


he once shook obama's hand
 
2013-11-07 12:06:41 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Now would be the time to convince teabaggers to run protest candidates against the GOP for betraying them.  We can parlay this into decades of Dem victories.


They need convincing??
 
2013-11-07 12:07:06 PM  

The Name: Why would anyone stay in a party where they have to act like an asshole to win approval? Shouldn't that be a sign to anyone with a shred of integrity that that isn't a party you should want to be in?


Because the words Republican and Integrity don't belong in the same sentence and really haven't since the mid 60's
 
2013-11-07 12:07:09 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: INeedAName: I hope the Republican party eats itself.

Though I'm not entirely unopposed to a Christie run. But I would want Congress to be heavily Dem at that point.

I know I'm in the minority, but I don't think he runs.


Yeah.  "Waddle" is probably more like it.
 
2013-11-07 12:07:46 PM  
I am absolutely sickened by the fact that they're calling on "well-funded GOP groups" and not their farking electorate to fix the goddamn problem.

/Thanks a lot Supreme Court, you cocks.
 
2013-11-07 12:08:44 PM  
FTA:
"The people who want to support a more traditional, Ronald Reagan-like Republican also need to get in the game."

so business as usual then
 
2013-11-07 12:09:02 PM  

PainInTheASP: I am absolutely sickened by the fact that they're calling on "well-funded GOP groups" and not their farking electorate to fix the goddamn problem.

/Thanks a lot Supreme Court, you cocks.


Well, in all fairness, it's their electorate that's the problem.
 
2013-11-07 12:09:30 PM  
The establishment candidate will have to move to the right to appease the Tea Party, and the Republican voters will vote for whichever candidate they get rather than a Democrat, so win/win.
 
2013-11-07 12:09:50 PM  
There is zero policy difference between the Teaparty republicans and the moderate republicans apart from the Teaparty wanting the US to default.  That's the only policy difference.
 
2013-11-07 12:10:13 PM  

Jackpot777: [i301.photobucket.com image 800x453]

 
2013-11-07 12:10:48 PM  
So, try to make super PACs and donators elect moderates, then make those newly elected moderates toe the line and do what ever you tell them to because you helped them get elected, and can just as easily unelect them when their term is up

yea, like that is going to work unless you find moderates with no spines.  There might be a cesspool over there you should try
 
2013-11-07 12:11:52 PM  
Being to the left of the teabaggers does not a moderate make.
 
2013-11-07 12:12:07 PM  
Have we reached Peak Derp?
 
2013-11-07 12:12:12 PM  

sprawl15: Wendy's Chili: INeedAName: I hope the Republican party eats itself.

Though I'm not entirely unopposed to a Christie run. But I would want Congress to be heavily Dem at that point.

I don't understand the difference between Chris Christie and the average GOPer. He yells at more teachers?

he once shook obama's hand


He's at least pretending to be able to work with the other side, so to speak. Everyone else is "Obama bad!" and he's like "Well, he's got a firm handshake, so that's good."
 
2013-11-07 12:12:21 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Jackpot777: [i301.photobucket.com image 800x453]


Grrr.

www.trolino.com
 
2013-11-07 12:13:45 PM  
At this point, all the Democrats need to do is nominate candidates that aren't Weiner-material and continue to troll the TP into making insane comments every few weeks until November.

They don't need to even address the 'moderate lol' members of the GOP.  They should pretend as if they aren't even 'there.'

Craft the narrative that the TP speaks for the GOP entirely and force the GOP to loudly deny this and thus completely outrage the derpers that will promptly seek to try and primary all the deniers/traitors.

But, above all else, pretend as if the GOP 'moderates' aren't even there.  Force them to be loud and the TP supporters will do the rest.
 
2013-11-07 12:15:17 PM  

PainInTheASP: I am absolutely sickened by the fact that they're calling on "well-funded GOP groups" and not their farking electorate to fix the goddamn problem.

/Thanks a lot Supreme Court, you cocks.


Honestly their "electorate" still believes Obama is Hitler. For the most part the electorate is going to have to be dragged back into the middle kicking and screaming.
 
2013-11-07 12:16:54 PM  
Good luck with that corporatist conservatives. In the primaries you will still be subject to more-conservative-then-thou. You won't convince the excited anti-rino crowd that they are wrong. You farking gave them empowerment, don't expect that to change. 2014 will be a blood bath, and frankly you deserve it.
 
2013-11-07 12:17:48 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: With the blessing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the hardball plan is already beginning to take shape. Senior Republican officials are privately warning GOP consultants and firms who continue to work with one of their main foes - the Senate Conservatives Fund - and another GOP ad firm that they won't get contracts from the NRSC. They'll also be frozen out of McConnell's network if they remain hired by their right-wing rival.

Pretty much an open war when the SCF, founded by Asshole Jim DeMint and currently being led around by Sen. Ted "Green Eggs & Ham" Cruz has this posted on their front page:

[www.senateconservatives.com image 340x80]


I am going to find it the apex of irony if the GOP moves money and influence at a faster clip to get elected than they've been able to do for workable legislation once elected
 
2013-11-07 12:18:06 PM  

Infernalist: At this point, all the Democrats need to do is nominate candidates that aren't Weiner-material and continue to troll the TP into making insane comments every few weeks until November.

They don't need to even address the 'moderate lol' members of the GOP.  They should pretend as if they aren't even 'there.'

Craft the narrative that the TP speaks for the GOP entirely and force the GOP to loudly deny this and thus completely outrage the derpers that will promptly seek to try and primary all the deniers/traitors.

But, above all else, pretend as if the GOP 'moderates' aren't even there.  Force them to be loud and the TP supporters will do the rest.


Unfortunately, Democrats aren't nearly Machiavellian enough to pull off something like that.  They'd be like, "Bu. . . but . . . some Republicans say the Tea Party DOESN'T speak for them, so that's a good thing, right?"
 
2013-11-07 12:18:42 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: Have we reached Peak Derp?


Not by a country mile. Consider the persecution complex of the far right. RINO fever is going to go extreme before the far right introspects.
 
2013-11-07 12:21:09 PM  
Gop Will Eat Itself
 
2013-11-07 12:21:47 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Now would be the time to convince teabaggers to run protest candidates against the GOP for betraying them.  We can parlay this into decades of Dem victories.


already done - the freepers are in open "take no prisoners" mode - NO voting for ( R ) candidates - NO money for their campaigns - Calls for capturing every local and state office possible for "approved" candidates - and the mantra is "I'd rather vote Democrat than RINO

the freepers have come to loathe the republican party.
 
2013-11-07 12:23:42 PM  

sprawl15: Wendy's Chili: INeedAName: I hope the Republican party eats itself.

Though I'm not entirely unopposed to a Christie run. But I would want Congress to be heavily Dem at that point.

I don't understand the difference between Chris Christie and the average GOPer. He yells at more teachers?

he once shook obama's hand


During the GOP primaries what are the chances of seeing a lot of photos of Christie with Obama?
 
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