NFA: gaslight: The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.Here is a quote from Ann Coulter."The myth of "McCarthyism" is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren't hiding under the bed during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation's ability to defend itself, while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy's name. Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis. "She is bat-shiat crazy.
soia: you know what really grinds my gears???? Is that i have to vote Democrat because Republicans are out of their minds. And i honestly believe that if Republicans actually got their heads out of their asses for a minute and decided to actually come to reality they would be the dominant political party in this nation, but no we're stuck with Democrats
gaslight: The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.
AirForceVet: gaslight: The GOP of today has finally become the sort of organization of which Joe McCarthy would be proud.Naw, that's too good for them. I suggest George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Strom Thurmond and Ross Barnett would be proud of the GOP as it is today.
patthedog: 20) America loses its AAA credit rating (2011): The United States was first given its AAA credit in 1917, but it couldn't survive Barack Obama's record breaking spending. In 2011, America lost its AAA credit rating.
born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!
patthedog: Democrat Party
OgreMagi: When Obama first took office as President, some republicans asked to meet with him to work out some differences. He responded with, "I won."
BMulligan: OgreMagi: At one time the GOP for smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and minding your own damn business.When was this? I'm a bit on the downhill side of 50 years old, and I can assure you that the Republican party never fit this description at any point in my lifetime.Not that I'm personally impressed by the essentially juvenile notions of "smaller government" and "fiscal responsibility," mind you - those expressions are simply code for simple-minded, childlike approaches to government and economics - but they have always been ideals that the Republicans have honored chiefly in the breach. And, as for minding one's own damn business, Republicans on the whole have always been particularly bad at that.
rev. dave: It would do them well to split into 2 parties.
Mrbogey: LoneWolf343: namatad: Center is defined as "the majority of americans"No, no it doesn't. It's defined as no strong leanings towards left or right.A lot of people also define leftwing as good progressive politics while rightwing is racism, exploitation, and xenophobia.Victory through definition.
Barricaded Gunman: Uh huh. That's how I remembered him, too. Then I read this part:(Dole) assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.And this part:"I think that the president, he lacks communication skills with his own party, let alone the Republican Party. And he's on the road too much," Dole said, quipping Obama was a "good golfer."And then I was like "Oh, yeah, now I remember.... you're as much of a lying, Murdoch-licking, partisan a-hole as anyone else in the GOP, willing to whitewash history and put your party before your country at the expense of everything else in the world.fark Bob Dole.
sammyk: Bob Dole had never been one of the crazies. He's actually known for finding the compromise that we lack these days.
tinfoil-hat maggie: In other news Bob Dole is still alive. I did not know that./Never really liked the guy or his policies but he probably was one of the last Republican politicians that I could respect
markie_farkie: born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!The GOP won't stop devolving until the only people left are all the pants-shiatting crazies that do nothing but compile lists.
markie_farkie: born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!The GOP won't stop devolving until the only people left are all the pants-shiatting crazies that do nothing but compile lists.What happens after that will be entertaining to watch!
Di Atribe: Perhaps if Bob Dole is recommending you check yourself, you should look into that before you find that yourself has been wrecked.
hubiestubert: In fairness, Bob fell on his sword for the party, and was treated fairly shamefully for it.The party should have taken the loss to Obama the first time around, to evaluate what in the Hells had gone wrong. To look at what their platform, and the base that they were encouraging had cost them. After the last go around, they had another opportunity to re-evaluate, and instead, have tripled down on the stupid that now typifies the party faithful. Yes, I'm looking at the use of TEA Party idiots, Libertarians who conveniently vote Republican consistently, and the Religious Right that overlooks liars, adulterers, usurers, and thieves because they happen to give lip service about homosexuals--unless of course they get caught in a men's stall with one--and on abortion, but are perfectly fine with the death penalty and shooting brown people.The Republican party should be leading the charge for religious freedom--and by that, that means more than just Christians, but Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and more. It should be leading the charge on marriage equality. It should be leading to parity in the tax code. Historically, the party was environmental issues because we hold our lands for our posterity. And it simply isn't. It isn't, because the leadership has turned to myopic concerns that embraced an election strategy championed by NeoCons who wanted the leadership for themselves, and damn the country, damn the nation, and damn the people, but they were going to see their "ideals" through, no matter how bankrupt the nation would become, how many people had to die overseas, and how devastated the economy would be seeing it through. It is the reason I left the party, because I saw that no amount of voting within the party for "better" candidates would do any good, because the only choices were insane or simply outrageously corrupt. The few sane candidates were marginalized from the get go. The party has lost its way, and at this point, it needs to be put out of its misery, and le ...
patthedog: 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party1) The Trail of Tears (1838): The first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson and his successor Martin Van Buren, herded Indians into camps, tormented them, burned and pillaged their homes and forced them to relocate with minimal supplies. Thousands died along the way.2) Democrats Cause The Civil War (1860): The pro-slavery faction of the Democrat Party responded to Abraham Lincoln's election by seceding, which led to the Civil War.3) Formation of the KKK (1865): Along with 5 other Confederate veterans, Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest created the KKK.4) 300 Black Americans Murdered (1868): "Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor."5) The American Protective League and The Palmer Raids (1919-1921): Under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson, criticizing the government became a crime and a fascist organization, the American Protective League was formed to spy on and even arrest fellow Americans for being insufficiently loyal to the government. More than 100,000 Americans were arrested, with less than 1% of them ever being found guilty of any kind of crime.6) Democrats Successfully Stop Republicans From Making Lynching A Federal Crime (1922): "The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer's (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure."7) The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1932-1972): Contrary to what you may have heard, Democrats in Alabama did not give black Americans syphilis. However, the experimenters did know that subjects of the experiment unknowingly had syphilis and even after it was proven that penicillin could be used to effectively treat the disease in 1947, the experiments continued. As a result, a number of the subjects needlessly infected their loved ones and died, when they could have been cured.8) Japanese Internment Camps (1942): Democrat Frankl ...
SpeedyBB: randomjsa: I always get a kick out of headlines like this.The Democrat party is owned lock, stock and barrel by the far left and we get to listen to liberals go on about how 'crazy' the Republican party is these days.What, are you worried the Republicans might shift as far to the right as the Democrats have to the left?This is what happens when Americans stay at home, watch Fox News, only talk to their friends with the same media-infused opinions, and willfully blind themselves to the way things work in the rest of the world.Yes, there is a "rest of the world" and you won't see it presented the way it is (as opposed to the way it fits American preconceptions) on CNN or Faux. And those billions of folks are not dying to ape the 'murken way of doing things.Look around a little and you'll get a better idea of just how far the Democrats have "shifted to the left".Words sure do mean something strange where you come from.(I suspect the attitudes have hardened to much to make an impression, however)
randomjsa: I always get a kick out of headlines like this.The Democrat party is owned lock, stock and barrel by the far left and we get to listen to liberals go on about how 'crazy' the Republican party is these days.What, are you worried the Republicans might shift as far to the right as the Democrats have to the left?
sammyk: Di Atribe: Perhaps if Bob Dole is recommending you check yourself, you should look into that before you find that yourself has been wrecked.Bob Dole had never been one of the crazies. He's actually known for finding the compromise that we lack these days.
Bane of Broone: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."Yeah.....It's Obama's fault for not bridging that gap. fark you, Bob.
OgreMagi: At one time the GOP for smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and minding your own damn business.
tinfoil-hat maggie: OgreMagi: TheJoe03: OgreMagi: There aren't any Randians/Libertarians in the GOP. They are all supporters of Cronyism, which any real libertarian hates.* Democrats are also supporters of CronyismWell the GOP is a lot more brazen in their support for corporate interests over human interests. They don't even pretend like they care about the common man over the wealthy man any more.Well, that just makes them more honest than the democrats who only pretend to give a shiat.Oh come on you now there are people out there that would undo Roe v. wade, well some of them signed DOMA into law, yea sure Obama was late stepping up to the plate but he did well somewhat, but really ?And sure dems get money and give favors to who they can but if you can think of a better political system I'd like to hear about it .
OgreMagi: When the Tea Party first emerged with the message of "reduced spending and reduced taxes", I was interested, but knew better than to jump right in and join up. Sure enough, within a year the derp kicked in as the fundies took over.
hubiestubert: tinfoil-hat maggie: hubiestubert: cptjeff: Does hubiestubert even identify as a Republican anymore?No. I voted in the last Primary, and then changed to Independent. I hung in there longer than I probably should have, but I wanted to believe that we could change the course of the party. I failed, and so did the rest of the party in this.Well just know you are awesome in my book and hell yea I'd vote for you./I never did like the way it always felt back in the day, and still does you like the 2nd amendment vote republican you like having government funded safety nets for the poor ... etc...Well, back in the day it always seemed they drew issues out of a hat but these days well some people are playing with a limited deck.Thanks to Fark and TorD back in the day, I fear that my life expectancy as a candidate would be only a few Google searches away from scandal. Though, at least I wasn't married and carrying on with an intern, so maybe I could call it "youthful shenanigans." ;)
tinfoil-hat maggie: whidbey: Yep, when Bob Dole comes off looking like a friendly moderate, you know your political party is utterly farked.Yea, pretty much./Truthfully I think both parties are farked since there are no real liberals anymore but oh well.
whidbey: Yep, when Bob Dole comes off looking like a friendly moderate, you know your political party is utterly farked.
hubiestubert: cptjeff: Does hubiestubert even identify as a Republican anymore?No. I voted in the last Primary, and then changed to Independent. I hung in there longer than I probably should have, but I wanted to believe that we could change the course of the party. I failed, and so did the rest of the party in this.
Dinjiin: FTA: He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.Really?[images59.fotki.com image 512x409]
puffy999: Yet he still assigned the blame for partisan gridlock on Obama.
cptjeff: Does hubiestubert even identify as a Republican anymore?
spongeboob: Could you please point out the section of the article where he places any blame for the gridlock on the Republicans?
Captain Dan: If anyone reads the article with at least minimal comprehension, you'll see that Bob Dole didn't blame Obama for the gridlock. He only noted that Obama shared some portion of the blame, without specifying how large a portion.This is a diplomatic way of saying to his own party, "yes, the other side isn't blameless, but we really need to shape up."
Mrbogey: A lot of people also define leftwing as good progressive politics while rightwing is racism, exploitation, and xenophobia.
ambassador_ahab: Let's not forget the republicans in Tennessee who threw a fit over a mop drain because they were worried it was some kind of Muslim foot-wash.
Satanic_Hamster: born_yesterday: ADD HIM TO THE LIST!!!!Don't worry, he tossed this in:He also assigned blame for Washington's current state of gridlock to President Barack Obama, who he argued was failing to bridge divides between the capital's ideological camps.Go fark yourself, Bob.
simplicimus: How do you bridge the difference between "Give me everything I want, unconditionally" and Obama's agenda?
TimonC346: tinfoil-hat maggie: In other news Bob Dole is still alive. I did not know that./Never really liked the guy or his policies but he probably was one of the last Republican politicians that I could respectagree completely--I watched the interview this morning, he basically personified self respect. I realized I hadn't felt any respect for any republican in so long, that it was clear the party used to be...way less derpy.
hubiestubert: that means more than just Christians, but Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and more.
ib_thinkin: FTFA: "I think one mistake he's made was not getting together more with Congress early on in his first administration. There's nothing like knowing the person you are talking to on the telephone, if you had an opportunity to sit down with that person and visit - not about anything, but just visit."I don't understand; was he asleep for all of 2009, or just high?
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Well, duh.When the John Brich Society attempted to take over the GOP in the 80s, the Republicans soundly rejected them as lunatics. Now rebranded as the teabaggers, the GOP leadership has embraced them.
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