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(Talking Points Memo)   House Republicans on the GOP crisis: " Uh, we had a slight debt crisis malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 39
    More: Followup, House Republicans, GOP, Republicans, debt crisis, Cliff Stearns, Steve Scalise, John Feehery, reapportionment  
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2013-11-13 08:02:42 AM  
I wonder why it is that Star Wars quotes work so well as headlines regarding the GOP
 
2013-11-13 08:31:36 AM  

somedude210: I wonder why it is that Star Wars quotes work so well as headlines regarding the GOP


I'm not sure...

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2013-11-13 08:32:56 AM  
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2013-11-13 08:40:49 AM  
FTFA: In last year's primary, Yoho won with 21,717 votes, edging 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns. That's about one-ten thousandth of all U.S. adults. And it's roughly one-six thousandth of the Americans who voted in the last presidential election.

Why the hell is the author comparing primary voters in one Florida district to the overall voter count for a general Presidential election? How does that number compare to the number of atoms in the known Universe?
 
2013-11-13 08:46:51 AM  
I figure it would be more like

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2013-11-13 08:47:34 AM  

GameSprocket: FTFA: In last year's primary, Yoho won with 21,717 votes, edging 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns. That's about one-ten thousandth of all U.S. adults. And it's roughly one-six thousandth of the Americans who voted in the last presidential election.

Why the hell is the author comparing primary voters in one Florida district to the overall voter count for a general Presidential election? How does that number compare to the number of atoms in the known Universe?


A very small percentage of the electorate is influencing major policy decisions that counter the apparent preference of the majority. That isn't necessarily bad, it just highlights the problems with gerrymandering - the shutdown was brought about by congresspeople in seats made secure by a plurality of voters in a few districts, regardless of the interest of the majority.
 
2013-11-13 08:47:52 AM  

GameSprocket: FTFA: In last year's primary, Yoho won with 21,717 votes, edging 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns. That's about one-ten thousandth of all U.S. adults. And it's roughly one-six thousandth of the Americans who voted in the last presidential election.

Why the hell is the author comparing primary voters in one Florida district to the overall voter count for a general Presidential election? How does that number compare to the number of atoms in the known Universe?


All of them!

/duuhh
 
2013-11-13 08:57:02 AM  
"May the Farce be with you."
 
2013-11-13 09:04:21 AM  
*Shoots Johm Boener* Boring conversation anyway.
 
2013-11-13 09:05:27 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-13 09:10:01 AM  
The budget deficit is the most awful thing ever. Can we unwind that sequester thing now?
//As Dick Cheney said; deficits don't matter
 
2013-11-13 09:17:52 AM  
We're sending a squad up!
 
2013-11-13 09:23:43 AM  
And they've taken the whole country down into the garbage mashers on the detention level.
 
2013-11-13 09:33:24 AM  
So either the GOP has a low con or they rolled a 1 on the wild die?
 
2013-11-13 09:37:15 AM  
Give in to your hatred, and your journey toward the Dark Side will be complete!
 
2013-11-13 09:47:00 AM  

TFerWannaBe: GameSprocket: FTFA: In last year's primary, Yoho won with 21,717 votes, edging 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns. That's about one-ten thousandth of all U.S. adults. And it's roughly one-six thousandth of the Americans who voted in the last presidential election.

Why the hell is the author comparing primary voters in one Florida district to the overall voter count for a general Presidential election? How does that number compare to the number of atoms in the known Universe?

A very small percentage of the electorate is influencing major policy decisions that counter the apparent preference of the majority. That isn't necessarily bad, it just highlights the problems with gerrymandering - the shutdown was brought about by congresspeople in seats made secure by a plurality of voters in a few districts, regardless of the interest of the majority.


Yes, but the small number of primary voters who got this guy nominated did not directly control the nature of politics at a national level. They chose the candidate for their party for one district in one state.

The more relevant comparison would be the number of primary voters who got him nominated vs the number of Republicans in the district. The fact the a solid incumbent was unseated by a small number of zealots is the story here.
 
2013-11-13 09:47:05 AM  
TK-421, why aren't you at your post?
 
2013-11-13 09:53:40 AM  
Those lines must be from an alternate version of Star Wars in which the ragtag band of heroes takes control of an out of control, bureaucratic Death Star and uses it to blow up the Jedi home planet - because Jesus.
 
2013-11-13 10:00:50 AM  
FTFA: Many other House Republicans owe their elections to similarly small and ideologically intense electorates. These GOP lawmakers pay far less attention to the party's national reputation. And that deeply frustrates activists trying to build broad, national coalitions to elect a Republican as president in 2016 and beyond.  Yoho and his fellow tea party-backed House members essentially say, "Not my problem.""I ran on what I stood up to do," Yoho said after defying party leaders and voting against a bipartisan measure to raise the debt ceiling and end last month's government shutdown.

If your entire set of responses to your Democratic critics consists solely of "I GOT MINE SO FARK YOU," no one can hardly be surprised when you respond to your Republican critics with "I GOT MINE SO FARK YOU."

What comes around goes around, chickenfarkers.
 
2013-11-13 10:03:15 AM  
boring conversation anyway. TED, WE'RE GONNA HAVE COMPANY!
 
2013-11-13 10:09:36 AM  

FlashHarry: boring conversation anyway. TED, WE'RE GONNA HAVE COMPANY!


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-11-13 10:31:30 AM  
Is Dantooine a scandal yet?
 
2013-11-13 10:33:56 AM  
The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battlestation.
 
2013-11-13 10:34:49 AM  
Aren't you a little short to be a Congressman?

Oh! The uniform. I'm a Democrat. I'm here to rescue you.
 
2013-11-13 10:37:36 AM  
Apparently the group with the motto "I got mine, so fark you" is having organizational problems.
 
2013-11-13 10:39:04 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Is Dantooine a scandal yet?


And what was Leia's role in Alderaan?  We know she was there!
 
2013-11-13 10:43:43 AM  

somedude210: I wonder why it is that Star Wars quotes work so well as headlines regarding the GOP


One of those "what I think I do / what I actually do" memes comes to mind. Like
What I think I do: [pledging my allegiance guy]
What my constituents think I do: [Luke Skywalker]
What Barack Obama thinks I do: [Uncle Sam with a gun to his head]
What the liberal media thinks I do: [burning American flag]
What I want to do: [bang the gavel]
What I actually do: [fundraiser dinner]
 
2013-11-13 10:47:48 AM  

somedude210: I wonder why it is that Star Wars quotes work so well as headlines regarding the GOP


George Lucas originally described the Empire as Richard Nixon's presidency. He'd started working on Star Wars circa 1975, when Watergate was still on everyone's minds, so that might be why.
 
2013-11-13 10:53:46 AM  
How the Tea Party sees themselves:

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How everyone else sees them:

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2013-11-13 11:41:28 AM  
Bith Set Me Up:

How the Tea Party sees themselves:

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How everyone else sees them:


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-13 11:43:12 AM  
LOL
 
2013-11-13 12:07:35 PM  

Fista-Phobia: How everyone else sees them:


theverybesttop10.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-13 02:19:16 PM  
Well then, as you say, we're both coming through fine. Good. Well, it's good that you're fine, and-- and I'm fine. I agree with you. It's great to be fine.
 
2013-11-13 02:43:30 PM  
Ted #yolo doesn't give a flying fark for some reason.
 
2013-11-13 02:58:45 PM  
It was just a misunderstanding, see. What they heard was, "Shut down all the government on the national level!" Lots of distortion on those crappy comlinks, especially when people yell into them like that.
 
2013-11-13 02:58:52 PM  
You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.


This is some rescue! You came in here, but didn't you have a plan for getting out?
 
2013-11-13 03:05:54 PM  
You came in that thing?  You're braver than I thought!
 
2013-11-13 04:47:56 PM  

Fista-Phobia: Bith Set Me Up:

How the Tea Party sees themselves:

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How everyone else sees them:

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That's  not fair to Porkins. Porkins died heroically fighting the Death Star. The Teabaggers wouldn't lift a finger to stop the Death Star.
 
2013-11-13 05:10:08 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: That's not fair to Porkins. Porkins died heroically fighting the Death Star. The Teabaggers wouldn't lift a finger to stop the Death Star.


They say that Porkins' gravity field pulled the Death Star into his fighter craft.
 
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