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(Yahoo)   GOP opens charm school to teach candidates how not to say what they mean   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 41
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2014-01-29 01:33:49 AM  
fta "Hopefully, everyone has paid attention to the huge blunders that were made," said Ari Fleischer, former top aide to President George W. Bush

In the face of all evidence to the contrary, there's always magical thinking, huh Mr Fleischer
 
2014-01-29 04:46:48 AM  
They're summoning contenders- especially those who seem inexperienced, unpredictable or inclined to provocative opinions - to first-of-a-kind training at the GOP's Senate campaign headquarters to learn, in part, what not to say and how not to say it.

god forbid they actually get some real candidates instead.
 
2014-01-29 06:28:20 AM  
"Put this hat on, now these shoes, now this hairpiece, OK, always stand like thing, face the camera with this smile and only say this!"

"Uh, is this important for the good of the country?"

"Sure, of course, probably.. now if you'll excuse us, we're busy.  OK, same time tomorrow for rehearsal.  DO WHAT WE SAY AND WIN!  WIN, damn you!   JUST WIN!"

Is the whole canine and equine soft shoe getting as obvious as the emperor's naked ass, or is it just moi?
 
2014-01-29 06:29:26 AM  
always stand like thing this

FIFM
 
2014-01-29 08:44:10 AM  
But how are the GOP candidates supposed to win their primaries if they don't say crazy, bigoted shiat?
 
2014-01-29 09:12:35 AM  

kbronsito: But how are the GOP candidates supposed to win their primaries if they don't say crazy, bigoted shiat?


Done in 1.
The funny thing is to the tea party people this is talking about, even the idea of framing arguments with softer, more broadly appealing language will probably be seen as GIVING IN to the enemy.

Religious or political zealots aren't a big fan of trying to appeal to people who are WRONG. Which is how they see the world, them and everyone else who is wrong.
 
2014-01-29 09:25:54 AM  
Handsome Chicken Modeling School
 
2014-01-29 09:30:20 AM  
Soon they will be able to "*walk*, and to *talk*, and to *dress*, like a regular LADY!"
 
2014-01-29 09:30:49 AM  
The perils were illustrated again last week when former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee accused Democrats of portraying women as unable to "control their libido or reproductive systems" without government help, which set off another cycle of explaining and defending.

Explaining and defending what?  Mike Huckabee has said this same thing several times.  He does it to get a rise out of reactionary audiences.  It's not a slip-up or a mistake.  It's calculated and it works as designed.

The problem the GOP is going to have is that its small-time guys hear the cheering of these opinions in the echo chamber and think that this must be how everyone feels.
 
2014-01-29 09:31:38 AM  
Asking republicans not to say crazy hateful shiat is like asking a peacock not to fly.
 
2014-01-29 09:32:03 AM  
It's interesting that they're moving to fix their candidates, not replace them.
I thought the tea party was all about throwing out the established GOP and installing these very same clowns.
 
2014-01-29 09:32:51 AM  

neversubmit: Soon they will be able to "*walk*, and to *talk*, and to *dress*, like a regular LADY!"


'E gave me real class, 'e did!

(blows nose loudly)
 
2014-01-29 09:35:31 AM  
Will the school help the Republicans be more conservative? Because that's their problem, you know, not being conservative enough.
 
2014-01-29 09:37:35 AM  
www.theblaze.com
Throw out your hands. Stick out your tush. Hands on your hips. Give 'em a push. You'll be surprised. You're doing the French Mistake! Voila!
 
2014-01-29 09:38:07 AM  
To anyone who is trying to teach this to this group of people I suggest you look up the tale of the scorpion and the frog - AND STUDY IT OUT!
 
2014-01-29 09:39:58 AM  

exparrot: [www.theblaze.com image 620x443]
Throw out your hands. Stick out your tush. Hands on your hips. Give 'em a push. You'll be surprised. You're doing the French Mistake! Voila!


Sounds like steam escaping....
 
2014-01-29 09:43:39 AM  
It's completely in line with what the GOP has said after the last few election losses: the platform's fine, they just need to work on their messaging.

I hope that, on some level, this gives the GOP big money people (e.g. Sheldon Adelson, the Kochs, that aspirin-between-the-knees guy) an ulcer.  Or cancer.
 
2014-01-29 09:49:03 AM  

Lochsteppe: It's completely in line with what the GOP has said after the last few election losses: the platform's fine, they just need to work on their messaging.

I hope that, on some level, this gives the GOP big money people (e.g. Sheldon Adelson, the Kochs, that aspirin-between-the-knees guy) an ulcer.  Or cancer.


Cancer-laced ulcers
 
2014-01-29 09:49:17 AM  
... Never thought I'd see the day that *Republicans* would need a school to teach them how to lie.
 
2014-01-29 09:49:47 AM  
The GOP is circling the drain.
 
2014-01-29 09:50:31 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... Never thought I'd see the day that *Republicans* would need a school to teach them how to lie.


Nonono, you have it all wrong. They need to be taught how to Lie CONVINCINGLY.
 
2014-01-29 09:50:32 AM  
the fun part is that this will just be labeled 'RINO summer camp' by the already crazies, and just further feed the feedback loop of stupid.
 
2014-01-29 09:53:04 AM  

jso2897: The GOP is circling the drain.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-29 09:55:55 AM  
HAHA

good luck with that.

You can't stop these guys from saying what they're thinking. How many times has the GOP tried this BS now? it's gotta be at least 4 or 5 times.

They believe they're right when they say all these ignorant offensive things. Even worse their base loves it, encourages it, cheers for it. How are you going to fix that?

You've nurtured a base of necessary voters who demand the sort of offensive rhetoric and policy that you're attempting to cloak in focused grouped BS. Your thick-skulled base wont tolerate anything less than full on hateful, spiteful stupidity.

Either openly admit you want to drag America backwards or watch your dipshiat base primary any semi-sane sounding candidate in favor of the most ignorant loudmouth jackass they can find.
 
2014-01-29 09:58:28 AM  
Just say "Rape is bad" and then shut up.

"Rape is bad. Shut up."
 
2014-01-29 10:04:38 AM  

Lochsteppe: It's completely in line with what the GOP has said after the last few election losses: the platform's fine, they just need to work on their messaging.

I hope that, on some level, this gives the GOP big money people (e.g. Sheldon Adelson, the Kochs, that aspirin-between-the-knees guy) an ulcer.  Or cancer.


That was Foster Friess, the guy that bankrolled Santorum. Lovely individual, that guy.
 
2014-01-29 10:06:33 AM  
"How to talk like a Democrat" in other words?

It won't work, they'd still need the media not jumping all over them for anything stupid they say while spinning it as "what he MEANT to say was..."
 
2014-01-29 10:09:25 AM  
Hopefully, everyone has paid attention to the huge blunders that were made," said Ari Fleischer, former top aide to President George W. Bush who helped draft a post-election analysis for the Republican National Committee after the 2012 campaign. "You can't buy enough ads to cover up a candidate who is flawed."

I realize this might be a little out of the box, but how about you just stop running flawed candidates?
 
2014-01-29 10:09:30 AM  
How much cognitive dissonance does something like this take?  The fact that they're even doing this means they recognize that people hate their positions and policies.

It just seems to be another facet of their "poison the well" strategy.  They know they can't beat their opponents in a fair fight, so they flood the playing field with so much BS that the average observer can't tell where all the BS is coming from anymore, so end up distrusting both sides.
 
2014-01-29 10:09:43 AM  

randomjsa: "How to talk like a Democrat" in other words?

It won't work, they'd still need the media not jumping all over them for anything stupid they say while spinning it as "what he MEANT to say was..."



"no you!"  and uh..."it's the media's fault."
good answer.
 
2014-01-29 10:16:01 AM  

log_jammin: They're summoning contenders- especially those who seem inexperienced, unpredictable or inclined to provocative opinions - to first-of-a-kind training at the GOP's Senate campaign headquarters to learn, in part, what not to say and how not to say it.

god forbid they actually get some real candidates instead.


The reaction/rebellion of Tea Party candidates who are summoned by "The Establishment" for etiquette lessons will be hilarious.
 
2014-01-29 10:18:24 AM  
Are they running out of overzealous staffers to blame?
 
2014-01-29 10:22:30 AM  
media2.s-nbcnews.com
//didn't get the memo
 
2014-01-29 10:23:53 AM  
The MessageTM. Brought to you by RepublicansTM.

Republicans: We make potatoes for the American working man, because that's who they are, and that's who they care about.
 
2014-01-29 10:25:52 AM  
Classes: Rape101: Don't mention rape. Don't even bring it up. If someone else brings it up, just nod, say "rape is bad" and move on. Don't try to interject your own folksy interpretation, don't even mention the word "legal" or "legalize" until at least five minutes after the word rape has been used by ANYONE.

JUST AVOID THE GODDAMN TOPIC

Women101: See Rape101

Brownpeople101: See Rape101
 
2014-01-29 10:26:54 AM  

magusdevil: Are they running out of overzealous staffers to blame?


The pile of them under the bus has started to draw some attention.
 
2014-01-29 10:33:08 AM  
Sad or amusing that conservatives will vote for anyone not -D?
 
2014-01-29 10:35:46 AM  

Wyalt Derp: Just say "Rape is bad" and then shut up.

"Rape is bad. Shut up."



defydesigns.co.uk
 
2014-01-29 10:40:28 AM  
Oh, this is going to be rich. I can see this totally backfiring too, especially in regards to the teahaddists that it's plainly intended to rein in. I mean, have you ever had that experience where an ignorant redneck is being stupid, racist and/or offensive, and when they're told they need to tone it down and clean up their act, they purposefully become 10x worse just to spite you? Yeah, I can see the teatards doing exactly that.
 
2014-01-29 11:50:03 AM  
Oh to be a fly on that wall.....
 
2014-01-29 12:33:05 PM  

browneye: Oh to be a fly on that wall.....


OH, I'm sure somehow video of the meeting will come out...
 
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