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(Talking Points Memo)   The key to future GOP victory: Better ideas? Nah, fewer debates. Book it, done   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 43
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2014-03-16 04:11:45 PM  
13 votes:
Gee, Republicans understand how the free market works.  They understand that if they reduce the supply of Republican ideas, then this will create greater demand and interest in them.  I'm stunned that liberals are outraged by the most basic of all economic tenets.  People tend to be outraged by things they don't understand.
2014-03-16 03:59:37 PM  
8 votes:

Notabunny: Gig103: Does that mean the GOP Primaries will be a fight to the death from now on? Becuase I'd tune in for that.

A GOP pon farr? A gop farr? Yeah, I'd host a ppv party for that. I hope they're on Saturdays, because there's no way I'll be able to drive the next morning.


Thunderderp

/only one candidate leaves
2014-03-16 04:16:11 PM  
7 votes:
A closed mouth gathers no feet, I guess...
2014-03-16 04:31:33 PM  
5 votes:
There only needs to be one debate, with challenges three:

1) Paint your favorite John McNaughton mural from memory
2) Perform an interpretive dance undeniably and authoritatively proving that, had he taken up the instrument, Ronald Reagan would have been the greatest banjo player in history
3) Who can scream the Pledge of Allegiance the loudest?
2014-03-16 03:47:21 PM  
5 votes:
Notabunny:
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That image reminds me of this one:

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Does that mean the GOP Primaries will be a fight to the death from now on? Becuase I'd tune in for that.
2014-03-16 06:25:21 PM  
3 votes:
Am I the only one thinking that with fewer debates they will have to turn the derp way up? I'm thinking that if its 3 instead of say 10 there's only a few times for them to prove they're conservative enough, so they're going to out derp each other during the debate.

The first debate will go from Obamacare bad to bring back slavery before the 20 minute mark.
2014-03-16 05:04:24 PM  
3 votes:
"and this time around, we're going to pick the moderators."

So basically, questions will run the gamut from "While in office, how would you demonstrate how much you love Jesus?" all the way to "How will you try to emulate Ronald Reagan while in office?"
2014-03-16 04:19:31 PM  
3 votes:

Mike_LowELL: Gee, Republicans understand how the free market works.  They understand that if they reduce the supply of Republican ideas, then this will create greater demand and interest in them.  I'm stunned that liberals are outraged by the most basic of all economic tenets.  People tend to be outraged by things they don't understand.


Mike_LowELL, you ignorant slut. Most low-information voters aren't interested in the marketplace of ideas, and are instead content with single-provider ideology.
2014-03-16 05:21:02 PM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Notabunny: Notabunny: Carousel ofarkoos

I'm pretty sure that was supposed to be "Carousel ofarkoos", but I'm trying to keep my peppers-and-onions hot slaw from over-grilling, so, yeah.

Oh filter. Never change.


Carousel. Of. Cuckoos. Dammit. So. Much.
2014-03-16 05:13:56 PM  
2 votes:

Notabunny: Mike_LowELL, you ignorant slut. Most low-information voters aren't interested in the marketplace of ideas, and are instead content with single-provider ideology.


Conservatives, by the very definition of the word, are open to other ideas.  Some conservatives think abortions should lead to jail time.  Some conservatives think abortion doctors should be killed.  How is this not a diversity of ideas?

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This is the only correct reply.
2014-03-16 05:12:12 PM  
2 votes:

Notabunny: Notabunny: Carousel ofarkoos

I'm pretty sure that was supposed to be "Carousel ofarkoos", but I'm trying to keep my peppers-and-onions hot slaw from over-grilling, so, yeah.


Oh filter. Never change.
2014-03-16 05:08:01 PM  
2 votes:
Less debates? That will surely result in a downturn in the number of Colonial Cosplay outfits for Teabaggers to rent.

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2014-03-16 05:06:14 PM  
2 votes:
Well no shiat, the more questions they get asked the more likely it is that they will actually answer one, and that would be devastating to their campaign.
2014-03-16 04:57:43 PM  
2 votes:
Remember, the problem isn't the message, it's the messaging.
2014-03-16 04:56:21 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe it's not the Traveling Circus of Debates; it's the Clowncar of Candidates.
2014-03-16 02:40:50 PM  
2 votes:
As opposed to that other strategy of losing miserably in a debate and then declaring victory.
2014-03-17 10:42:34 AM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: They are also trying to give themselves the opportunity to point and laugh at the Democrats, who are notoriously terrible at getting their act together and whose convention - let's be honest - looks like a goddamn three-ring circus by comparison.

Um. You didn't watch the two conventions in 2012 did you? Either that or you're talking about what the GOP faithful think.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but they also didn't bother airing the one part of the 2012 GOP convention that would have made Romney seem like a human being.  Not the wisest move.

Also,

www.csmonitor.com

That said, Democrats do have trouble getting their shiat together.  Because they're more a coalition of groups with different priorities.   The GOP has the tea party twits to deal with, and some fiscal/social conservative headbutting, but generally march lock step to the RNC talking point memo.
2014-03-17 10:32:53 AM  
1 votes:
Republicans: Love the authoritarian Putin, hate voting, hate transparency, love controlling peoples lives, love spying, hate debates, hate dissent.

Republicans: The anti-democracy authoritarians of the west.
2014-03-17 10:17:53 AM  
1 votes:
Fewer primary debates? I think that's a fine, fine thing.

Even better? MORE DEBATES.

Have the whole debate process privatized, with people having to subscribe and only the top four bidders getting podiums. other candidates can bid on a series of more and more degrading podium-like devices with possible strategic benefits; One can have wink Martendale's old ball-mic, another cna have just a boom, a third might pick up an old bing crosby telefunken model to stir the memories of the electorate.

Sell ad space all around the background, as long as they conform to the color scheme of the party. Offer big sponsors the ability to spin the candidate's quotes for ten minutes after the debate ("John McCain is the Kind of Leader that Doritos, Coca-cola and America All need right now - he's the real thing, all right!")
2014-03-17 09:20:14 AM  
1 votes:
it's a good plan, but there's a problem.

the morans who say stupid shiat honestly want to be heard saying the stupid shiat they say.

in other words
DERP....uh....uh....finds a way.
2014-03-17 08:28:53 AM  
1 votes:
The less people know about a candidate going into a general election, the better chance they have of winning.
2014-03-16 09:38:22 PM  
1 votes:
Fewer than ten debates? Will that still be enough for the audience to boo an active duty Marine?
2014-03-16 09:12:34 PM  
1 votes:
I think every Republican primary debate should include a round of "gay chicken".
2014-03-16 07:07:09 PM  
1 votes:
The last debate the GOP thought favorably of:

abcnews.go.com
2014-03-16 06:37:44 PM  
1 votes:
Translation: We don't want America finding out our real policy positions; and the fact our candidates are a bunch of nut cases, better fit for psychological research studies in an institutional setting than being put in positions of power.
2014-03-16 06:29:32 PM  
1 votes:
Maybe they should just pray more?
2014-03-16 06:05:29 PM  
1 votes:
Your best candidate floated to the top of a watery potato soup.  You should be happy about that.
2014-03-16 05:56:52 PM  
1 votes:
I can't help but wonder:  if we had fewer debates or otherwise overhauled the primary process in 2008, what do they think would have happened instead?  Herman Cain?  Newt Gingrich?  Michele Bachmann?

I think the primary process did an admirable job of filtering out the unelectable nutcases and choosing one of the few solid candidates.  The Republicans didn't lose because the primary process gave them Romney instead of Santorum.
2014-03-16 05:47:42 PM  
1 votes:

Mentat: Remember, the problem isn't the message, it's the messaging.


It's not the pizza, it's the box it comes in.
2014-03-16 05:46:43 PM  
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: 2) Perform an interpretive dance undeniably and authoritatively proving that, had he taken up the instrument, Ronald Reagan would have been the greatest banjo player in history



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2014-03-16 05:44:33 PM  
1 votes:

propasaurus: Even better, why not just have one single photo line-up and be done with it. Cuz honestly, the less voters know about the GOP candidates the better chance they'll have.


Actually, you can make a pretty good argument that it was only the large number of debates they had that allowed their 'best' candidate to become the nominee.

It's easy to forget that most of the other losers were the leading candidate at various points and it took a small (but non-zero) amount of time for their insanity to be noticed, and for them to be dismissed as the leading candidate.

With a much smaller number of debates, whoever is 2016's equivalent of Herman Cain, could much more easily become the Republican nominee. Which is something I would heartily enjoy.
2014-03-16 05:44:15 PM  
1 votes:
Notabunny

thanks for the opening,I hoped to be able to use this one more time

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2014-03-16 05:37:52 PM  
1 votes:
They have a problem with candidates that are incapable of getting through ten minutes without questioning the legitimacy of rape or whether slavery was really that bad. I'd want to keep those numbskulls away from the mic, too.
2014-03-16 05:34:11 PM  
1 votes:
"I think a traveling circus of debates is insanity in this party,"

And you think less debates in the future is going to make Republicans look less insane?


TOO LATE!



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2014-03-16 05:29:53 PM  
1 votes:
Well, the more you expose Republicans to the public, the more unpopular they become in the general.
2014-03-16 05:23:20 PM  
1 votes:
There is some real quality comment over at TPM

-The way we work over this poor boy's name ....it makes me wonder how he got thru school w/o being mentally scarred for life.

-Inarticulate? Ryan was worse than inarticulate. He gave us a Full Jindal.

-Aww, Gee wizz. Rinse Piebus is gonna be upset with you cuz you "pounced".

-Pounce Ribald shouldn't use words like "pounce" that sound like his name.

-Whaa! They're picking on us for our bullshiat!

-"They Hate Us For Our Derp!"

-i don't know about you, but i'm always waiting to pounce on racism.

-Paul Ryan the poverty warrior. If there's a soup kitchen anywhere in the country that has clean pots and pans that need an reenactment of what it must have looked like when they were actually cleaned, the poverty warrior will be there with film crew in tow to do his part in his lifelong fight against poverty.
2014-03-16 05:09:46 PM  
1 votes:

Notabunny: Carousel ofarkoos


I'm pretty sure that was supposed to be "Carousel ofarkoos", but I'm trying to keep my peppers-and-onions hot slaw from over-grilling, so, yeah.
2014-03-16 05:03:48 PM  
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: Maybe it's not the Traveling Circus of Debates; it's the Clowncar of Candidates.


Bumper Cars of Bombast

Carousel ofarkoos

Gravitron of Goofiness

Waterslide of Wingnuts

Teacups of Teabaggers
2014-03-16 03:52:04 PM  
1 votes:

Gig103: Does that mean the GOP Primaries will be a fight to the death from now on? Becuase I'd tune in for that.


A GOP pon farr? A gop farr? Yeah, I'd host a ppv party for that. I hope they're on Saturdays, because there's no way I'll be able to drive the next morning.
2014-03-16 03:50:31 PM  
1 votes:
Old senile white people in church buses are the only people who vote. It's a wonder how the republicans don't sweep every election.
2014-03-16 03:44:15 PM  
1 votes:
fta "I think a traveling circus of debates is insanity in this party," Priebus told about 200 delegates. "We're proposing to have fewer than 10, and this time around, we're going to pick the moderators."

But the last debates were an unbeatable drinking game, Priebus, you jerk.

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2014-03-16 03:28:56 PM  
1 votes:
Even better, why not just have one single photo line-up and be done with it. Cuz honestly, the less voters know about the GOP candidates the better chance they'll have.
2014-03-16 03:01:57 PM  
1 votes:
If your ideas suck, it really is best if you keep your damned mouth shut if you want any chance at victory.
 
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