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(Politico)   "Victory, you say? Master Rove, not victory. The shroud of the Dark Side has fallen. Begun, the internecine Republican SuperPAC Wars have"   (politico.com) divider line 75
    More: Obvious, Karl Rove, Republicans, GOP, Restore Our Future, Congressional Leadership Fund, American Crossroads, Gabriel Gomez, Senate Conservatives Fund  
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2013-11-09 09:20:08 AM
Invest in political t-shirt, bumper sticker, and sign producers. Complete lack of grammar/spelling a plus.

They are going to burn down an entire pile of money fighting each other.
 
2013-11-09 09:35:28 AM
Can I take "Ways to ensure the Tea Party candidate wins the primary, losing the election for the GOP" for $200, please Alex?
 
2013-11-09 11:11:30 AM
Politco keeps telling me that I've already viewed a few articles and is demanding payment to see the linked article. Anyone else have this issue, or does everyone secretly have a Politico account? I don't really go there except for Fark.
 
2013-11-09 11:15:14 AM
I look forward to the blood-letting. My hope is these groups dig in and fight until there is only one standing and don't reach some kind of compromise (not that I'm really concerned with these conservatives finding out what compromise is at this point in the game) that allows for the existence of mildly disgruntled social nutters and teabaggers to remain in the Republican Party. No, I don't want begrudging acceptance of political reality, I want a WAR.
 
2013-11-09 11:33:27 AM

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2013-11-09 11:34:21 AM

Somacandra: Politco keeps telling me that I've already viewed a few articles and is demanding payment to see the linked article. Anyone else have this issue, or does everyone secretly have a Politico account? I don't really go there except for Fark.


Clear your cookies and cache, use an incognito/private window and you won't have that problem.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-11-09 11:55:45 AM
The money will win.  Crazy doesn't have the staying power that greed has.
 
2013-11-09 12:10:54 PM

vpb: The money will win.  Crazy doesn't have the staying power that greed has.


Money runs out, crazy keeps on keepin' on. The money may abandon Republicans and fall on right-wing Democrats.
 
2013-11-09 12:12:37 PM
When a turd cannibalizes itself does it sh*t out sh*t? And doesn't that mean there will still be sh*t everywhere?
 
2013-11-09 12:17:18 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Clear your cookies and cache, use an incognito/private window and you won't have that problem.


Thanks. Worked perfectly. Decent article too on disputes between different strategies.
 
2013-11-09 12:28:27 PM

Somacandra: cameroncrazy1984: Clear your cookies and cache, use an incognito/private window and you won't have that problem.

Thanks. Worked perfectly. Decent article too on disputes between different strategies.


Yeah, that was surprising considering it's Politico.
 
2013-11-09 01:32:44 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: When a turd cannibalizes itself does it sh*t out sh*t? And doesn't that mean there will still be sh*t everywhere?


It's like sh*t gone plaid.
 
2013-11-09 02:01:11 PM

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2013-11-09 02:04:32 PM

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2013-11-09 03:01:07 PM

vpb: The money will win.  Crazy doesn't have the staying power that greed has.


So greed really is good in this case.
 
2013-11-09 03:09:55 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Clear your cookies and cache, use an incognito/private window and you won't have that problem.


Less drastic, so you don't suddenly have to relog on every site in the world:

Right click -> View Page Info -> Security -> View Cookies -> Remove All Cookies

Only removes the current site's cookies.
 
2013-11-09 03:24:24 PM

Somacandra: Politco keeps telling me that I've already viewed a few articles and is demanding payment to see the linked article. Anyone else have this issue, or does everyone secretly have a Politico account? I don't really go there except for Fark.


Who reads the articles? I mean, really?
 
2013-11-09 03:29:27 PM

dookdookdook: cameroncrazy1984: Clear your cookies and cache, use an incognito/private window and you won't have that problem.

Less drastic, so you don't suddenly have to relog on every site in the world:

Right click -> View Page Info -> Security -> View Cookies -> Remove All Cookies

Only removes the current site's cookies.


Oh neat, I didn't know that. Thanks!
 
2013-11-09 03:29:53 PM
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2013-11-09 03:34:01 PM

Somacandra: cameroncrazy1984: Clear your cookies and cache, use an incognito/private window and you won't have that problem.

Thanks. Worked perfectly. Decent article too on disputes between different strategies.


Their free mobile app does not have a paywall...for now.
 
2013-11-09 03:39:26 PM
The idea of spending "unlimited cash" to elect people to cut spending makes my brain hurt.
 
2013-11-09 03:48:33 PM
The role of money in politics is overblown. Money is necessary but the idea that the person with the biggest war chest wins is false. Having a good candidate with an effective message who has the organizing skills to get out the vote is more important than tens of millions of dollars.
 
2013-11-09 03:48:50 PM
I click on lots of Politico pages and yet have never seen this paywall thingie.

/running Win8.1 + IE11
 
2013-11-09 03:52:28 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: When a turd cannibalizes itself does it sh*t out sh*t? And doesn't that mean there will still be sh*t everywhere?


We're gonna make you eat our shiat, then shiat out our shiat, and eat that shiat, which is made up our shiat that we made you eat. (NSFW language)
 
2013-11-09 03:52:43 PM
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2013-11-09 03:57:26 PM

The Iconoclast: Bareefer Obonghit: When a turd cannibalizes itself does it sh*t out sh*t? And doesn't that mean there will still be sh*t everywhere?

It's like sh*t gone plaid.


Relevant.
 
2013-11-09 03:59:08 PM

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2013-11-09 04:01:37 PM

Stone Meadow: I click on lots of Politico pages and yet have never seen this paywall thingie.

/running Win8.1 + IE11


Do you have your cookies disabled?
 
2013-11-09 04:02:49 PM

vpb: The money will win.  Crazy doesn't have the staying power that greed has.


Except that the Tea Party has all of the grass roots support that the traditional big business-backed candidates don't have. That's why the 'baggers have stuck around so long. They have more than just the Koch's writing them checks.
 
2013-11-09 04:09:10 PM

shower_in_my_socks: vpb: The money will win.  Crazy doesn't have the staying power that greed has.

Except that the Tea Party has all of the grass roots support that the traditional big business-backed candidates don't have. That's why the 'baggers have stuck around so long. They have more than just the Koch's writing them checks.


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2013-11-09 04:11:31 PM

worlddan: The role of money in politics is overblown. Money is necessary but the idea that the person with the biggest war chest wins is false. Having a good candidate with an effective message who has the organizing skills to get out the vote is more important than tens of millions of dollars.


The fact that the biggest pile of cash doesn't always win does not change the fact that big money corrodes and corrupts politics. It means that you need deep pockets behind you to run. You must have superwealthy "sponsors."
 
2013-11-09 04:14:20 PM

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2013-11-09 04:18:46 PM

shower_in_my_socks: vpb: The money will win.  Crazy doesn't have the staying power that greed has.

Except that the Tea Party has all of the grass roots support that the traditional big business-backed candidates don't have. That's why the 'baggers have stuck around so long. They have more than just the Koch's writing them checks.


No, they don't. The Tea Party will cease to exist as soon as their  powerful friends realize the money has dried up at which time they'll take their place among the small right wing fringe rural/southern groups.
 
2013-11-09 04:19:44 PM
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2013-11-09 04:19:48 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: When a turd cannibalizes itself does it sh*t out sh*t? And doesn't that mean there will still be sh*t everywhere?


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2013-11-09 04:21:46 PM
www.generalfunny.com
 
2013-11-09 04:22:44 PM
The clown car that's crashed into the circus elephant: today's GOP
 
2013-11-09 04:24:26 PM

shastacola: shower_in_my_socks: vpb: The money will win.  Crazy doesn't have the staying power that greed has.

Except that the Tea Party has all of the grass roots support that the traditional big business-backed candidates don't have. That's why the 'baggers have stuck around so long. They have more than just the Koch's writing them checks.

No, they don't. The Tea Party will cease to exist as soon as their  powerful friends realize the money has dried up at which time they'll take their place among the small right wing fringe rural/southern groups.


That'll be around January 20th, 2017. Unless another black democrat gets elected in 2016. In which case, it will continue to be a grassroots movement that deserves attention instead of a fringe group of mentally ill racists.
 
2013-11-09 04:25:08 PM
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2013-11-09 04:26:58 PM
"THIS ISN'T SOME DAMN GAME"!!

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2013-11-09 04:29:59 PM

Weatherkiss: shastacola: shower_in_my_socks: vpb: The money will win.  Crazy doesn't have the staying power that greed has.

Except that the Tea Party has all of the grass roots support that the traditional big business-backed candidates don't have. That's why the 'baggers have stuck around so long. They have more than just the Koch's writing them checks.

No, they don't. The Tea Party will cease to exist as soon as their  powerful friends realize the money has dried up at which time they'll take their place among the small right wing fringe rural/southern groups.

That'll be around January 20th, 2017. Unless another black democrat gets elected in 2016. In which case, it will continue to be a grassroots movement that deserves attention instead of a fringe group of mentally ill racists.

 
2013-11-09 04:37:23 PM
So... in the battle of the Super PACs the Dems have a couple of umbrella groups who look after all the Dem House races with very little in-fighting, lowered overhead and skim off by lawyers and the like.

Meanwhile over on the GOP side you've got internecine warfare between a whole bunch of little groups (some of whom have only one donor but are named "Americans for...") some advocating for ideological purity and some for electability. Teatards and old school GOP fighting it out for the brand name of RepublicanTM.

Kinda like watching two junkies fighting over a plastic spoon.
 
2013-11-09 04:37:31 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Stone Meadow: I click on lots of Politico pages and yet have never seen this paywall thingie.

/running Win8.1 + IE11

Do you have your cookies disabled?


Nope...just whatever "Medium High" security gives me.
 
2013-11-09 04:38:56 PM
Twilight is upon you, and soon, night must fall. And when it does, you'll wish it was that Stephanie Meyers bullshiat.
 
2013-11-09 04:43:27 PM
Somebody needs to convince the Tea Party that publicly funded elections is the best possible path to eliminating corruption in Washington.

Mainly because it's true, but it's also something they can cooperate on with non-insane Americans.
 
2013-11-09 04:44:08 PM
"Your mind tricks will not work on me, Obama."

"Nevertheless, I am implementing the Affordable Care Act. You can either profit by this, or be destroyed. It's your choice, but I warn you not to underestimate my powers.
 
2013-11-09 04:44:13 PM
The "establishment" Republicans don't scare me. They still suck, but at least their motives are very clear and rational, if overwhelmingly greedy and self-serving.

The Tea Party does scare me; not in the sense that I feel they would ever gain enough political clout to permanently shift and alter policy, but the rank-and-file grassroots members are so goddamn ridiculous that constantly being able to throw out these derpy candidates only continues to give the derpy a public voice. Their mere presence only further distorts whatever worthwhile political discourse still exists.
 
2013-11-09 04:44:20 PM

worlddan: The role of money in politics is overblown. Money is necessary but the idea that the person with the biggest war chest wins is false. Having a good candidate with an effective message who has the organizing skills to get out the vote is more important than tens of millions of dollars.


Looks like someone hasn't asked their nearest Republican congressman which corporation has a cushy, six-to-seven-figure job lined up for them after congress!

You have to be willfully blind or completely idealistic not to see the overriding influence of money in US politics.
 
2013-11-09 04:45:38 PM
Party infighting that will prevent both the GOP and the Teabaggers from winning in 2014 and 2016?  Bueno.
 
2013-11-09 04:52:48 PM
Declarations of victory keep coming yet the GOP keeps sticking around stinking up the place.

The whole, "we'll be primaried," argument doesn't make any sense to me.

The teabaggers are relevant, no denying.  Their GOTV efforts and ground game are pretty much all the Republicans still have, since the nobility doesn't do grunt labor very well.  And without that effort most of the evangelicals tend to just stay home unless a particularly "godly" nutjob is running.

But if you win the primary, and the big spenders still generally do, most of those would-be teabagger votes end up going for you instead of just not voting at all in the general.

The teabaggers are 30% of your vote, just spend enough knocking on doors to get 40% of the rest to show up for the primary and you are good to go.
 
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