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2022-08-08 2:46:59 PM  
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2022-08-08 3:00:23 PM  
The GOP stopped recruiting quality candidates looooooooooooong before Trump.
 
2022-08-08 3:00:34 PM  
The GOP is having a difficult time recruiting quality candidates because quality candidates don't want to kiss Trump's ring become Republicans.

FTFS.
 
2022-08-08 3:03:35 PM  
And by ring, we mean
 
2022-08-08 3:07:01 PM  
As things stand, right now, the GOP needs candidates who can get the Trump-loving meatheads to the polls without alienating the Chamber-of-Commerce types. I am not surprised to hear that they're having some trouble finding people that fill that bill. DeSantis is taking a stab at it, but he's already starting to scare the Country Club folks.

I'm sure there were plenty of career Republicans who knew exactly what Trump would do to their party, but they still haven't figured out how to go back to the dog-whistle days (or if that's even possible). They tried 'never Trump', but that would only have worked if there had never been a Trump. Trump very much happened, and that toothpaste is forever out of the tube.
 
2022-08-08 3:13:51 PM  
With the rubles drying up and lots of bills coming due I'm sure TFG is asking for cold hard cash to secure his approval.
 
2022-08-08 3:15:22 PM  
I didn't realize "recruiting quality candidates" was a goal of the GOP. Could have fooled me
 
2022-08-08 3:50:44 PM  
Well, Lincoln, Teddy R, and Eisenhower are dead. So... Yeah.
 
2022-08-08 3:55:44 PM  
Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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2022-08-08 4:02:27 PM  
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2022-08-08 4:09:08 PM  

wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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If you wear an American Flag suit, you should probably get a keg thrown at your face.
 
2022-08-08 4:10:12 PM  
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2022-08-08 4:10:39 PM  

wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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I expect we'll see the one second from the left in a line-up where a woman is identifying the man who date raped her, in a few years.
 
2022-08-08 4:11:25 PM  
Yeah, if it wasn't for trump the GOP could produce a lot of quality candidates who I could easily overlook their hatred and desire to crush minorities, LGBTQ, women, anyone non-white Evangelical, slaves to corporate masters working to crush the working class, shiatting on teachers and the educated, trying to establish a theocracy and more. Why if it wasn't for Donald Trump, the GOP's platform (we are all domestic terrorists) just sounds farking great!
 
2022-08-08 4:11:35 PM  
JFC, don't say it out loud.  They might hear you and do something about it.
 
2022-08-08 4:11:41 PM  

NewportBarGuy: wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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If you wear an American Flag suit, you should probably get a keg thrown at your face.


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What if I'm wearing these bad boys?
 
2022-08-08 4:12:16 PM  
Careful.  Republicans voters consider a swastika a seal of quality.
 
2022-08-08 4:13:05 PM  

Glitchwerks: NewportBarGuy: wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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If you wear an American Flag suit, you should probably get a keg thrown at your face.

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What if I'm wearing these bad boys?


Two kegs, and an expired shrimp platter to the face.
 
2022-08-08 4:13:34 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Well, Lincoln, Teddy R, and Eisenhower are dead. So... Yeah.


These days they wouldn't be Republicans
 
2022-08-08 4:14:26 PM  

wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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FAKE NEWS!!! There are no blonde chicks!!!
 
2022-08-08 4:14:40 PM  
M. Mace, please name me a dozen of the "extreme" Left who are in positions power in the DNC who want abortions to be legal up to the moment of birth.  You're playing Both Sides are X while not putting forth a policy position which would be received by the mainstream GQP who now run the Republican party.
 
2022-08-08 4:15:36 PM  
For certain definitions of "ring."
 
2022-08-08 4:16:15 PM  
Y'all could have not voted for him in the first place and you wouldn't have this problem. Y'all also could have convicted him not once, but twice, and this wouldn't be a problem.

But like the sheep that you are, y'all all latched on to him and now you can't let go, even though he's taking y'all to Batsh*t Crazy Town. And anyone with half a brain cell wants nothing to do with that.

In other words, if your leader is an imbecile, then imbeciles are what you will attract.
 
2022-08-08 4:16:46 PM  
And here I thought it was because anyone capable of passing college exams was too intelligent to stay in the fascist party.
 
2022-08-08 4:17:13 PM  

mithras_angel: wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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I expect we'll see the one second from the left in a line-up where a woman is identifying the man who date raped her, in a few years.


Woman?
 
2022-08-08 4:18:01 PM  
Because being a Republican means you have to sacrifice your firstborn male*
 
2022-08-08 4:18:46 PM  

Glitchwerks: NewportBarGuy: wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
[snworksceo.imgix.net image 850x509]

If you wear an American Flag suit, you should probably get a keg thrown at your face.

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What if I'm wearing these bad boys?


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2022-08-08 4:19:36 PM  
Any chance of a party split? GOP and GQP. The sooner the better.
 
2022-08-08 4:20:04 PM  

rudemix: Yeah, if it wasn't for trump the GOP could produce a lot of quality candidates who I could easily overlook their hatred and desire to crush minorities, LGBTQ, women, anyone non-white Evangelical, slaves to corporate masters working to crush the working class, shiatting on teachers and the educated, trying to establish a theocracy and more. Why if it wasn't for Donald Trump, the GOP's platform (we are all domestic terrorists) just sounds farking great!


Seriously.  Trump was their nominee.  They had like 18 frickin' candidates in the primary, and who was actually the best candidate?  Kucinich?  Probably?  That was the best the entire GOP could do.

I doubt Trump actually won the general election, not that it matters anymore, but he apparently actually won the primary, and the GOP will never live that down.  They couldn't field a single respectable horse for that race.  Not a one.  Waaaay beyond pathetic.
 
2022-08-08 4:20:20 PM  
See also: Trump's lawyers.
 
2022-08-08 4:20:36 PM  

wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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I'm seeing a diverse selection of questionable fashion choices.
 
2022-08-08 4:22:46 PM  
By the way, today is 8/8. Wasn't TFG supposed to make some yuge announcement today?
He... he wouldn't have lied to us, right?

/...Right?
 
2022-08-08 4:22:55 PM  

wademh: mithras_angel: wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
[snworksceo.imgix.net image 850x509]

I expect we'll see the one second from the left in a line-up where a woman is identifying the man who date raped her, in a few years.

Woman?


Only because his initial victims were all farm animals, and couldn't testify.
 
2022-08-08 4:23:33 PM  
"There are plenty of politicians who run for office because they crave power. That's actually healthy for the system; many politicians who achieved important things for the nation had that as their core motivation."

"Important things for the nation" doesn't necessarily mean "good for the nation". Those whose primary motivation for holding office is that they desire power is far from healthy, because it means that anything beneficial that is accomplished is an accidental byproduct. The reality is those who go down this path end up causing destruction in order to maintain their position. Whomever said the above is a goddamn fascist enabling moron.
 
2022-08-08 4:24:36 PM  

Ragin' Asian: wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
[snworksceo.imgix.net image 850x509]

I'm seeing a diverse selection of questionable fashion choices.


Is Flag-Jacket dude wearing red suede shoes?
 
2022-08-08 4:26:06 PM  
That's not why but I'm sure that's what they tell people.

Just like some people here do, implying that Ex-President Useless farkwad "conned" Republican voters. LOL

Republicans are garbage and have been garbage for a long time. Getting rid of abortion was never Ex-President Useless farkwad's priority, as others have observed, he's probably paid for more than one of them.

Republican rightwing farkery goes back decades before Ex-President Useless farkwad waddled onto the scene.
 
2022-08-08 4:29:05 PM  

mithras_angel: wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
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I expect we'll see the one second from the left in a line-up where a woman is identifying the man who date raped her, in a few years.


Not a chance. They'll identify him from the red-white-and-blue fibers stuck in her fingernail.
 
2022-08-08 4:30:43 PM  
Demand blind loyalty, and you'll get toadies.
 
2022-08-08 4:32:19 PM  

RandomAxe: rudemix: Yeah, if it wasn't for trump the GOP could produce a lot of quality candidates who I could easily overlook their hatred and desire to crush minorities, LGBTQ, women, anyone non-white Evangelical, slaves to corporate masters working to crush the working class, shiatting on teachers and the educated, trying to establish a theocracy and more. Why if it wasn't for Donald Trump, the GOP's platform (we are all domestic terrorists) just sounds farking great!

Seriously.  Trump was their nominee.  They had like 18 frickin' candidates in the primary, and who was actually the best candidate?  Kucinich?  Probably?  That was the best the entire GOP could do.

I doubt Trump actually won the general election, not that it matters anymore, but he apparently actually won the primary, and the GOP will never live that down.  They couldn't field a single respectable horse for that race.  Not a one.  Waaaay beyond pathetic.


Dennis Kucinich ran in the GOP primary for president? I know that he went to the dark side by being a Fox shill, but I didn't think he'd run in the Republican primary. He had been a libby-libber for most of his life. Kinda hard to avoid that during the primaries when everyone is trying to show their right wing bona fides.
 
2022-08-08 4:33:12 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: See also: Trump's lawyers.


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2022-08-08 4:33:27 PM  

RandomAxe: Seriously.  Trump was their nominee.  They had like 18 frickin' candidates in the primary, and who was actually the best candidate?  Kucinich?  Probably?  That was the best the entire GOP could do.


Kucinich is a Democrat who ran for POTUS in 2004 and 2008, so no. You probably meant Kasich. He was one of the final three in the crowded 2016 GOP field, but the runner-up to Trump was Ted Cruz, driving home the fact that a complete farking garbage human being is what republican voters wanted.
 
2022-08-08 4:33:52 PM  
Kasich, not Kucinich.
 
2022-08-08 4:34:21 PM  
Give it an hour or so, and we'll have the oblig alternate article claiming there's an unstoppable red wave incoming.
 
2022-08-08 4:34:36 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: See also: Trump's lawyers.


The one's suing for non-payment of invoices or the one's on cash retainer?
 
2022-08-08 4:36:02 PM  

Glitchwerks: NewportBarGuy: wademh: Weird, they have such a diverse reservoir to recruit from.
[snworksceo.imgix.net image 850x509]

If you wear an American Flag suit, you should probably get a keg thrown at your face.

[Fark user image 850x850]
What if I'm wearing these bad boys?


Keep Starla's name out of your frickin' mouth!

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2022-08-08 4:36:05 PM  
Had to dig deep to find a columnist that doesn't believe her lying eyes.
 
2022-08-08 4:37:13 PM  

RandomAxe: rudemix: Yeah, if it wasn't for trump the GOP could produce a lot of quality candidates who I could easily overlook their hatred and desire to crush minorities, LGBTQ, women, anyone non-white Evangelical, slaves to corporate masters working to crush the working class, shiatting on teachers and the educated, trying to establish a theocracy and more. Why if it wasn't for Donald Trump, the GOP's platform (we are all domestic terrorists) just sounds farking great!

Seriously.  Trump was their nominee.  They had like 18 frickin' candidates in the primary, and who was actually the best candidate?  Kucinich?  Probably?  That was the best the entire GOP could do.

I doubt Trump actually won the general election, not that it matters anymore, but he apparently actually won the primary, and the GOP will never live that down.  They couldn't field a single respectable horse for that race.  Not a one.  Waaaay beyond pathetic.


You're thinking Kasich, Kucinich is the short Dem who was gerrymandered out with the hot redhead wife.
 
2022-08-08 4:38:40 PM  
The problem seems not so much an inability to recruit "quality" candidates as a conflict in measures of quality; that is, "willing to toady to the whims of ex-45**" increases the quality of "chance to win in the primary" at the expense of quality for "chance to win in the general election".

There's probably an optimum trade-off; however, the resulting net probability for winning the general after winning the primary may be indistinguishable from zero in some districts.
 
2022-08-08 4:41:16 PM  

RandomAxe: rudemix: Yeah, if it wasn't for trump the GOP could produce a lot of quality candidates who I could easily overlook their hatred and desire to crush minorities, LGBTQ, women, anyone non-white Evangelical, slaves to corporate masters working to crush the working class, shiatting on teachers and the educated, trying to establish a theocracy and more. Why if it wasn't for Donald Trump, the GOP's platform (we are all domestic terrorists) just sounds farking great!

Seriously.  Trump was their nominee.  They had like 18 frickin' candidates in the primary, and who was actually the best candidate?  Kucinich?  Probably?  That was the best the entire GOP could do.

I doubt Trump actually won the general election, not that it matters anymore, but he apparently actually won the primary, and the GOP will never live that down.  They couldn't field a single respectable horse for that race.  Not a one.  Waaaay beyond pathetic.


The big problem was that gang of idiots like Rubio and Perry and Carson all had their personal billionaires writing the checks to keep their campaigns afloat long after they should have expired.  Because of this dilution, the establishment GOP couldn't coalesce around Jeb! or Kasich or whoever, so the clown car were all running single or low double digits, and the Trump Show was bringing in a consistent 35%.  The GOP tried to rig the delegate game for Fled Cruz, but it was too late.
 
2022-08-08 4:41:51 PM  

patrick767: You probably meant Kasich. He was one of the final three in the crowded 2016 GOP field, but the runner-up to Trump was Ted Cruz, driving home the fact that a complete farking garbage human being is what republican voters wanted.


This. Republican voters want garbage people running everything because Republican voters are, for the most part, stupid.

I can't tell if Republican party assholes are trying to .. what? Rehabilitate their rep? Their rep as shrieking assholes who lose their shiat over drag queen story hour, trans women in sports and vaccines but have no problem with a literal coup attempt?

Who are they doing this for? The "liberal" media? Why bother?
 
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