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2014-05-09 02:55:59 PM
Well, yeah.  If elected, they're too inflexible and too few in numbers to be effective in their unyielding agenda.  At first mainstream republicans embraced them as a voting bloc (who're they going to vote for, democrats?), but then the Tea Party, now republicans, started to spread their batshiat crazy messages of misogyny, racism, and outlandish conspiracies.  So often they have made themselves to look like fools.

Like Jimmy did to Billy Carter, republicans must distance themselves from the Tea Party.  Crush them in the primaries, so they don't get democrats elected as the only sane choice in the regular election.  Outspend and outsmart them.
 
2014-05-09 03:45:19 PM
YAWN
Bunch of RINOS
 
2014-05-09 03:47:39 PM
Took farking long enough.
 
2014-05-09 04:01:43 PM
Just wait until their primary debates where all their answers are cut off by their opponents screaming Lee Greenwood lyrics while wearing Apollo Creed's ring entrance outfit.
 
2014-05-09 05:22:13 PM
In fairness, they were supposed to just give money, not actually run.

The RNC didn't exactly think their cunning plan all the way through...
 
2014-05-09 05:22:55 PM
I'll believe it when they stop voting for them.
 
2014-05-09 06:02:43 PM

hubiestubert: In fairness, they were supposed to just give money, not actually run.

The RNC didn't exactly think their cunning plan all the way through...


Ayup. Buy the books and the crying eagle t-shirts, leave the politicking to the adults.
 
2014-05-09 06:27:35 PM

Aarontology: I'll believe it when they stop voting for them.


Yup. Things are getting crazy in Arizona. My formerly very liberal friend has gone full teatard so she can run for mayor.
 
2014-05-09 06:31:52 PM
A violin undetectable by the most advanced microscope would barely be small enough to impart my condolences
 
2014-05-09 06:32:19 PM

Aarontology: I'll believe it when they stop voting for them.

Agreed. When it comes down to it they will take any votes they can get to stay in power.
 
2014-05-09 06:33:09 PM

Earguy: Well, yeah.  If elected, they're too inflexible and too few in numbers to be effective in their unyielding agenda.  At first mainstream republicans embraced them as a voting bloc (who're they going to vote for, democrats?), but then the Tea Party, now republicans, started to spread their batshiat crazy messages of misogyny, racism, and outlandish conspiracies.  So often they have made themselves to look like fools.

Like Jimmy did to Billy Carter, republicans must distance themselves from the Tea Party.  Crush them in the primaries, so they don't get democrats elected as the only sane choice in the regular election.  Outspend and outsmart them.


I was saying this since 2010. I'd seen an article which said that if the Teabaggers wanted to get taken seriously, they should distance themselves from the GOP, and I said it was the opposite: that if the GOP wanted to get taken seriously, they should distance themselves from the Teabaggers.

Though at this point, I have absolutely no sympathy for the GOP. F*ck them all for egging on these lunatics.
 
2014-05-09 06:33:21 PM

heidinoele: Aarontology: I'll believe it when they stop voting for them.

Yup. Things are getting crazy in Arizona. My formerly very liberal friend has gone full teatard so she can run for mayor.


Did she have an ideological epiphany, or is it more of a money grab?
 
2014-05-09 06:36:29 PM
Welcome to the year 2009, motherfarkers.
 
2014-05-09 06:37:26 PM

heidinoele: Aarontology: I'll believe it when they stop voting for them.

Yup. Things are getting crazy in Arizona. My formerly very liberal friend has gone full teatard so she can run for mayor.


So you're friends with a shiftless power hungry whore?
 
2014-05-09 06:41:03 PM
Somehow, I don't think Republicans are getting tired of fleecing rubes for money.
 
2014-05-09 06:41:40 PM
Bith Set Me Up: I have absolutely no sympathy for the GOP. F*ck them all for egging on these lunatics.

So say we all.
 
2014-05-09 06:43:25 PM
 
2014-05-09 06:44:28 PM
Digby's got it nailed, of course.

Tea Party brand losing market share. Back to Wingnut Classic. (Formula's the same though)

So the Tea Party is supposedly a dead letter. But the fact is that the Tea Party never existed. It was the "re-branding" of the right wing in the wake of Bush's ignominious failure. Now that brand is tarnished, but the mission will go on:
 
2014-05-09 06:44:54 PM
Too bad.
 
2014-05-09 06:45:14 PM

Bith Set Me Up: Though at this point, I have absolutely no sympathy for the GOP. F*ck them all for egging on these lunatics.


Aww come on they were good for one thing, they forced both the Republicans and Democrats to lower the deficit. Now some would say they did that by hamstringing the economy, gridlocking congress, and generally creating an atmosphere of hatred in Washington, but not me. I never look a gift horse in the mouth.
 
2014-05-09 06:45:48 PM
Problem with all the wackjob Republican types is that they are the dominant force/voting block in the party.  Without them, the Republicans would have a hard time winning even safe Republican districts.  That being said, let them kill each other.
 
2014-05-09 06:46:25 PM
I remember when the Tea Partiers (teabaggers back in the day) first got rolling.  My first thought was that they were paranoid sore losers who couldn't handle democrats winning the WH.  That view hasn't had much to refute it.
 
2014-05-09 06:57:19 PM

hubiestubert: In fairness, they were supposed to just give money, not actually run.

The RNC didn't exactly think their cunning plan all the way through...


No, the monied interests distributing the money through Americans For Prosperity and the other PACs knew exactly what they were doing.  They got a bunch of wet-behind-the-ears Republicans elected, who would be inexperienced in governance and therefore heavily reliant on ALEC and similar organizations for guidance on lawmaking.  The over-the-top stuff - the racism, the xenophobia, birtherism, etc. - that was all just calculated risk.

The Kochs and the Adelsons knew this was a possibility; they were just hoping the Teatards wouldn't go off the rails so far so fast, but they feel they can compensate.
 
2014-05-09 07:07:53 PM
22% approve of the TP. Are these the same 20% that approved of Bush at the end of his presidency? It seems there's always at least 20-25% that approve of the most extreme stuff.
 
2014-05-09 07:15:19 PM

Lackofname: 22% approve of the TP. Are these the same 20% that approved of Bush at the end of his presidency? It seems there's always at least 20-25% that approve of the most extreme stuff.


Yep. These people just believe whatever they feel like believing, facts and logic be damned. Only thing they really care about is "sticking it to the libs".
 
2014-05-09 07:18:23 PM

AspectRatio: Relevant:
List Of Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions


Hoist by their own petards?
 
2014-05-09 07:22:21 PM
Still a win for the 1% in charge because they've pushed mainstream Republicans to the right.
 
2014-05-09 07:25:20 PM

Gergesa: My first thought was that they were paranoid sore losers who couldn't handle democrats winning the WH. That view hasn't had much to refute it.


Yep, although that's looking at it through a narrow lens. Largely, they're a pool of paranoid, sore losers who are batsh*t scared & angry at the changing tides in the paradigm in regards to social attitudes. Some of the smarter ones made a point to chirp about the deficit and other fiscal issues to give themselves an air of legitimacy in attempts to look as though they actually care about core issues and legislation, but they really don't.

Fiscal conservatives exist, but they have no need to align themselves with those idiots (and many haven't, to their credit).
 
2014-05-09 07:28:25 PM
They haven't gotten sick of it.  They've gotten sick that everybody has rumbled their game.  I'm sure another embarrassing name will be back along with some idiotic old bigots making asses of themselves in front of Fox News any day now.
 
2014-05-09 07:28:58 PM
Here's your typical day for Republican politicians:


9AM MEETING:
www.visualphotos.com

"So here's the deal:  we're not bribing you.
We're just going to make regular DONATIONS to you,
and once in a while, we may ask for a FAVOR.
You are under NO OBLIGATION to do it...
but if you don't, the donations will stop."



9:30AM MEETING:

www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com

"BUT HE'S A MOOOOOSLIM!!!!!"
 
2014-05-09 07:29:12 PM

Killer Cars: Fiscal conservatives exist, but they have no need to align themselves with those idiots (and many haven't, to their credit).


Ironically, the last two "Fiscal conservatives" we had put this country deeper in debt than everyone else combined.
 
2014-05-09 07:33:23 PM

Gergesa: I remember when the Tea Partiers (teabaggers back in the day) first got rolling.  My first thought was that they were paranoid sore losers who couldn't handle democrats winning the WH.  That view hasn't had much to refute refudiate it.


Palinized for your convenience.
 
2014-05-09 07:34:39 PM

Born to Die: Gergesa: I remember when the Tea Partiers (teabaggers back in the day) first got rolling.  My first thought was that they were paranoid sore losers who couldn't handle democrats winning the WH.  That view hasn't had much to refute refudiate it.

Palinized for your convenience.


Those words are totally fungible.
 
2014-05-09 07:36:08 PM

heidinoele: Aarontology: I'll believe it when they stop voting for them.

Yup. Things are getting crazy in Arizona. My formerly very liberal friend has gone full teatard so she can run for mayor.


Of what town here?
 
2014-05-09 07:44:24 PM
Of course, the Tea Party has done for the Republicans what it was meant to do, so the Republicans can discard them now that they're political kryptonite.
 
2014-05-09 07:45:30 PM
Too little too late republicans.
 
2014-05-09 07:48:50 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: They haven't gotten sick of it.  They've gotten sick that everybody has rumbled their game.  I'm sure another embarrassing name will be back along with some idiotic old bigots making asses of themselves in front of Fox News any day now.


To paraphrase The Simpsons:

Republican #1: You know boys, I've been thinking. Maybe it's time we ditched the far right loonies and went back to leading like our daddies did.

Republican #2: Drunk?

Republican #1: No, no, no. Using our hearts and our brains. Yeah, sure, it's hard work, and it's lonely as hell, but it has meaning and dignity. Huh? What do you say?

(beat)

Republican #2: Nah, let's just find some other scam.
 
2014-05-09 07:50:10 PM

Killer Cars: Fiscal conservatives exist, but they have no need to align themselves with those idiots (and many haven't, to their credit).


And funny enough, a real fiscally conservative solution to current problems is spending.

With nominal interest rates at close to zero and inflation adjusted rates for US debt at negative yields, we should spend like crazy. Hell, re-adjust our long term obligations (like social security) into fixed payment schedules with a definite interest rate. Then borrow about 8 trillion and push for a huge infrastructure/research project spread out over a decade at the same fixed payment rate. Pass out grant money like it's cheap Halloween candy on the condition that all discoveries become permanently public domain.

Get the economy growing at a faster rate than the fixed payout and pocket the difference.
 
2014-05-09 07:52:53 PM

fusillade762: hubiestubert: In fairness, they were supposed to just give money, not actually run.

The RNC didn't exactly think their cunning plan all the way through...

Ayup. Buy the books and the crying eagle t-shirts, leave the politicking to the adults.


...considering the adults pretty much took every Tea Party argument and made them their own, I think I'd rather see what the children can do.  Or, at least, get the adults acting like kids out as well.
 
2014-05-09 07:58:08 PM
No, they're not. The teabaggers are the GOP. Silent Majority, Moral Majority, Religious Right, Tea Party... whatever. They're the same people with the same insanity. They just rebrand when the press gets too undesirable. Same shiat, though. They're the Republican Party.
 
2014-05-09 07:58:42 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Bith Set Me Up: Though at this point, I have absolutely no sympathy for the GOP. F*ck them all for egging on these lunatics.

Aww come on they were good for one thing, they forced both the Republicans and Democrats to lower the deficit. Now some would say they did that by hamstringing the economy, gridlocking congress, and generally creating an atmosphere of hatred in Washington, but not me. I never look a gift horse in the mouth.


The Teabaggers weren't boring, but then again, neither is getting hit in the head with a sledgehammer.
 
2014-05-09 08:15:07 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: No, they're not. The teabaggers are the GOP. Silent Majority, Moral Majority, Religious Right, Tea Party... whatever. They're the same people with the same insanity. They just rebrand when the press gets too undesirable. Same shiat, though. They're the Republican Party.


Why don't they Fix Old, Not New?

Oh, that's right...they kinda are.
 
2014-05-09 08:29:00 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: No, they're not. The teabaggers are the GOP. Silent Majority, Moral Majority, Religious Right, Tea Party... whatever. They're the same people with the same insanity. They just rebrand when the press gets too undesirable. Same shiat, though. They're the Republican Party.


i262.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-09 08:47:17 PM
So it's just the odd ones that aren't tired.
 
2014-05-09 09:46:02 PM

AspectRatio: Relevant:
List Of Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions


I'm gonna pour one out for the guy who died in the flying Ford Pinto.
 
2014-05-09 10:11:25 PM

Cpl.D: Killer Cars: Fiscal conservatives exist, but they have no need to align themselves with those idiots (and many haven't, to their credit).

Ironically, the last two "Fiscal conservatives" we had put this country deeper in debt than everyone else combined.


The GOP has never been "fiscally conservative" in my lifetime, and I remember the Reagan administration.  I have no idea why this myth persists.  The last two actual fiscal conservatives we've had have been Obama and Clinton.
 
2014-05-09 10:42:39 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: No, they're not. The teabaggers are the GOP. Silent Majority, Moral Majority, Religious Right, Tea Party... whatever. They're the same people with the same insanity. They just rebrand when the press gets too undesirable. Same shiat, though. They're the Republican Party.


Toss the John Birchers and McCarthyites in that GOP shiatpile.

These paranoid hysterical freaks and their agenda have been around since well before I was born.

And I'm heartily goddamn tired of them.
 
2014-05-09 11:12:44 PM
Took them long enough.
 
2014-05-10 12:53:55 AM
After it's all over, you say, "Oh, what a lovely tea party."
 
2014-05-10 01:10:21 AM

mcnguyen: Cpl.D: Killer Cars: Fiscal conservatives exist, but they have no need to align themselves with those idiots (and many haven't, to their credit).

Ironically, the last two "Fiscal conservatives" we had put this country deeper in debt than everyone else combined.

The GOP has never been "fiscally conservative" in my lifetime, and I remember the Reagan administration.  I have no idea why this myth persists.  The last two actual fiscal conservatives we've had have been Obama and Clinton.


You can't balance budgets containing shortfalls caused by vast amounts of mandatory and/or necessary spending without raising taxes on the people who have the money.
If cutting taxes on wealthy people is your primary goal and elderly people are a key constituency then deficits don't matter.
Fiscally conservative republican is a successful branding exercise not a thing that can exists in any form beyond that contentiously repeated word association .
 
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