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2021-04-15 11:09:55 AM  
I'll ignore the article and just say this.

The Democratic party can't be the party of every viewpoint. They can try for a while, but eventually they'll have some kind of split.

It won't be anything like the crapfest the GOP has going on.
 
2021-04-15 11:10:43 AM  
I dunno, subby.  I've this morning we had someone defending MTG by claiming she was intellectually superior to AOC.  That one's going to be tough to beat.
 
2021-04-15 11:12:35 AM  
*yawn
 
2021-04-15 11:12:48 AM  
McCarthyjizm
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nuff said
 
2021-04-15 11:13:37 AM  
Further proof that the best brand of projector is still Republican.

FTFA: But the exiguous margins

Precisely none of the people who read that site will have any clue what that word means, nor will they have the intellectual curiosity to look it up.  But good job trying to sound smurt.
 
2021-04-15 11:17:39 AM  
The party is dying because it has a demographic problem.

Hence why Democrats are passing bills to restrict voting and...oh right...
 
2021-04-15 11:18:31 AM  

Driedsponge: I dunno, subby.  I've this morning we had someone defending MTG by claiming she was intellectually superior to AOC.  That one's going to be tough to beat.


That, and it's before noon and we're on the Fark politics tab. People really need to stop calling "The Stupidest Thing I'll Read All Day" too early.
 
2021-04-15 11:23:34 AM  
Daniel McCarthy is director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at The Fund for American Studies and editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review and a contributing editor at The Spectator.

The Plame affair (also known as the CIA leak scandal and Plamegate) was a political scandal that revolved around journalist Robert Novak's public identification of Valerie Plame as a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer in 2003.

Are we celebrating people who out our intelligence officers for bringing to light that our wars are based on lies?
These thinktanks are terror programs.
 
2021-04-15 11:34:08 AM  
Simply put, Democrats know they can no longer win by the old agreed-upon rules, constitutional or otherwise.

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2021-04-15 11:34:55 AM  

Psychopusher: Further proof that the best brand of projector is still Republican.

FTFA: But the exiguous margins

Precisely none of the people who read that site will have any clue what that word means, nor will they have the intellectual curiosity to look it up.  But good job trying to sound smurt.


Yeah, I actually tried to give this a fair shot.  But if there's a real case being made there it's escaping me.
 
2021-04-15 11:37:50 AM  
Someone paid to have that farking idiocy written down.
 
2021-04-15 11:39:08 AM  
The strange death of the Democr...

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2021-04-15 11:39:38 AM  
It is like someone did a search and replace on a "death of the Republican party" article.
 
2021-04-15 11:39:53 AM  
let's have a look at some of his past articles:

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hahahahaaaa...no
 
2021-04-15 11:40:42 AM  
Im glad that someone realized that last year's economic decline was caused by Bill Clinton policies.
 
2021-04-15 11:41:35 AM  
This publication is chock full of garbage
https://spectator.us/topics/
 
2021-04-15 11:42:18 AM  

Stantz: let's have a look at some of his past articles:

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hahahahaaaa...no


Well, consider the source.

It's sad that anytime I see a news story the first thing I have to do is do a Google search about who they are and who owns them.
 
2021-04-15 11:42:34 AM  
Now, now. It's not even noon yet here.
 
2021-04-15 11:42:44 AM  
Clownhall take the day off?
 
2021-04-15 11:43:35 AM  
This reminds me of the speech in the Roman brothel in Catch-22 where the old man says that Italy will win the war because it is weak where America will lose because it is so strong
 
2021-04-15 11:45:27 AM  

Cheron: This reminds me of the speech in the Roman brothel in Catch-22 where the old man says that Italy will win the war because it is weak where America will lose because it is so strong


Catch-22 Why Italy is Great
Youtube WeVWupFBkA8
 
2021-04-15 11:45:36 AM  

Stantz: let's have a look at some of his past articles:

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hahahahaaaa...no


Oh I gotta know the dates on those latter two articles.
 
2021-04-15 11:46:17 AM  

Psychopusher: Further proof that the best brand of projector is still Republican.

FTFA: But the exiguous margins

Precisely none of the people who read that site will have any clue what that word means, nor will they have the intellectual curiosity to look it up.  But good job trying to sound smurt.


The days of William Buckley fake intellectualism are long, long gone.
 
2021-04-15 11:46:26 AM  

nakmuay: Clownhall take the day off?


Well, Iwon't be reading Clowhall, so it won't count towards stupidest thing I'll read all day.

/Not subby
 
2021-04-15 11:47:45 AM  

Stantz: let's have a look at some of his past articles:

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hahahahaaaa...no


Occasionally the mods send an incredibly bad chunk of meat into the pen.
 
2021-04-15 11:48:05 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Daniel McCarthy is director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at The Fund for American Studies and editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review and a contributing editor at The Spectator.

The Plame affair (also known as the CIA leak scandal and Plamegate) was a political scandal that revolved around journalist Robert Novak's public identification of Valerie Plame as a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer in 2003.

Are we celebrating people who out our intelligence officers for bringing to light that our wars are based on lies?
These thinktanks are terror programs.


The think-tank was also founded by Thomas Edison's son, who founded the Conservative Party of New York in the 60s because the GOP was too liberal.  He got some help founding it from William F. Buckley.
 
2021-04-15 11:48:36 AM  
That really is the stupidest thing I'm sure I'll read today, although...

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2021-04-15 11:48:44 AM  
Everyone needs a secret garden of their own.
This guy just shared a glimpse of his with us.
It's kind of naively sweet, in a way.
 
2021-04-15 11:48:44 AM  

Stantz: let's have a look at some of his past articles:

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hahahahaaaa...no


/shakes tiny fist
 
2021-04-15 11:49:05 AM  

Cheron: This reminds me of the speech in the Roman brothel in Catch-22 where the old man says that Italy will win the war because it is weak where America will lose because it is so strong


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2021-04-15 11:49:40 AM  
Screw it. I'll post it anyway.


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2021-04-15 11:50:58 AM  
I highly doubt that. Everything I read lately is subsequently more stupid than the last.
 
2021-04-15 11:51:07 AM  
Me: "Wow... That headline sounds like something a fat, old, white guy who's obsessed with maintaining his party's power would write..."

*looks at that caricature next to the by line*

"Well, I don't need to read any further."

Also Me: *reads the whole farking article* "You know, for a group of people who rant about abortions being evil so much they sure are committed to perpetrating literary, logical, political, ideological, economic, and religious ones at every farking turn. I need some whiskey and a day of watching A Bit of Fry and Laurie to scrub that shiat out of my farking head."
 
2021-04-15 11:51:12 AM  

DoctorCal: Screw it. I'll post it anyway.


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goddamnit
 
2021-04-15 11:51:13 AM  

Psychopusher: Further proof that the best brand of projector is still Republican.

FTFA: But the exiguous margins

Precisely none of the people who read that site will have any clue what that word means, nor will they have the intellectual curiosity to look it up.  But good job trying to sound smurt.


I have a degree in linguistics and spent years copyediting pre-publication university papers, and even I would look it up to confirm it's what I thought it meant.

It's an absurd word to drop in a mass-market editorial.
 
2021-04-15 11:52:25 AM  
It probably should worry democrats that they lost house seats despite winning the presidency. I think it shows that a lot of centrists crossed the aisle to vote democratic on the presidential ticket but voted republican down ticket.
 
2021-04-15 11:52:57 AM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: nakmuay: Clownhall take the day off?


/Not subby


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2021-04-15 11:53:10 AM  
In persuasive writing, you tell the audience what you will tell them, you tell them, and then you tell them what you told them.

This guy said he would tell us the Democrats have a demographic problem, then he complained about stupid libs, then he told us the Democrats have a demographic problem. He didn't do the main part of any argument.  He didn't even try.

Amazing.
 
2021-04-15 11:53:15 AM  

enry: The party is dying because it has a demographic problem.

Hence why Democrats are passing bills to restrict voting and...oh right...


Lol this McCarthy mfer writes a bunch of bullshiat the whole oped and just when you're about to reach to end and you're wondering when he's gonna actually tell you how, he gives the whole game away in the last sentence.

And the newborn radical Democrats can't win - not without rewriting the rules to get around competition at the state level, where elections are closer to the people.

"Democrats can't rewrite the rules cause we beat them to it hence they'll never win again"
 
2021-04-15 11:54:28 AM  

wegro: Simply put, Democrats know they can no longer win by the old agreed-upon rules, constitutional or otherwise.

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It should actually hurt to be that stupid.
 
2021-04-15 11:54:47 AM  
Meanwhile back in reality.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrun​c​h.com/2017/02/11/data-shows-a-downward​-demographic-spiral-for-republicans/am​p/

"But at the same time that Republicans are having a very challenging time courting minority voters, it appears they are also struggling with the rest of white America - the non-evangelical whites - which is clearly much larger in size. In the 2016 election, non-evangelical whites comprised 63 percent of the total white vote and 45 percent of the overall vote... and it turns out they broke for the Democrat Clinton by a healthy 6 percent margin."
 
2021-04-15 11:55:15 AM  
didn't anyone mention to this guy the GQP demographic is literally dying out?
 
2021-04-15 11:55:55 AM  

Psychopusher: Further proof that the best brand of projector is still Republican.

FTFA: But the exiguous margins

Precisely none of the people who read that site will have any clue what that word means, nor will they have the intellectual curiosity to look it up.  But good job trying to sound smurt.


Well, if you told them that it's synonymous with "nubianrdly" then they would probably perk up.
 
2021-04-15 11:57:37 AM  
I only rud the headlune und I already feel lik my intellectua capasitee has decrused.
 
2021-04-15 11:59:12 AM  

aleister_greynight: I only rud the headlune und I already feel lik my intellectua capasitee has decrused.


It's spelled "decrushed."
 
2021-04-15 12:02:44 PM  
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2021-04-15 12:03:02 PM  
And the newborn radical Democrats can't win - not without rewriting the rules to get around competition at the state level, where elections are closer to the people.

That's rich, considering how much Republican legislation is out there in the states trying to keep all those people from voting. But, I feel dirty just for having read that thing to the end. I skimmed.
 
2021-04-15 12:05:33 PM  

RoboZombie: Psychopusher: Further proof that the best brand of projector is still Republican.

FTFA: But the exiguous margins

Precisely none of the people who read that site will have any clue what that word means, nor will they have the intellectual curiosity to look it up.  But good job trying to sound smurt.

Well, if you told them that it's synonymous with "nubianrdly" then they would probably perk up.


OK, come on....I wasn't typing the N-word for god's sake......
 
2021-04-15 12:09:47 PM  
The party is dying because it has a demographic problem. Long after the culturally revolutionary New Left had carved its way into what was once a working-class party, bringing not only acid, amnesty and abortion but yuppie economics and new strains of identity politics, voters in what are now red states could still feel a connection to the party of FDR or JFK.

This sentence doesn't make sense.


Bill Clinton looked a little Kennedyesque, didn't he? And Joe Biden is some sort of Irish Catholic, right? How bad could they be? Very bad indeed, to judge by the long-term cultural and economic effects of the Clinton years, and the early moves of the Biden administration. Clinton signed NAFTA into law and exported American jobs while importing low-skilled labor, the illegal variety included.

As much as I hate it, NAFTA was negotiated under GHWB and was Reagan's baby, pushed by Bush. It was agreed to in December 1992, before Clinton took the presidency.

I attack the centrists all the time, but in this case it was the bipartisan move and a veto would've been more poison and at least Clinton threw in some labor protections.

And how does a president import illegal labor? Farmers have always needed agriculture workers. Hell the US actively recruited them until Ike's Operation wetback.
 
2021-04-15 12:13:02 PM  
There is a point that under the current system, Republicans hold sway in rural and suburban-dominant states, and Democrats do in urban-dominant states. The Democrats may very well lose Joe Manchin and Jon Tester at some point, and Georgia is close enough that it can't be counted as a reliable blue state, even before the recent voter registration laws. Meanwhile in the House, enough states are under effective Republican control that gerrymandering will continue to shape many elections to come.

That said, young voters in virtually every part of the country seem to prefer the Democrats significantly over the Republicans. Over time, even if there's some return to the mean, it seems that the Republicans are due for a reckoning.

Unfortunately, that reckoning may take decades, and who knows what might happen in the meantime.
 
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