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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:16 PM

Dems Straight Up Trolling Gop Retreat

tweeted by, john r stanton ‏@dcbigjohn
Dems are straight up trolling the GOP over their retreat


Democrats Troll Republicans With Snarky List Of Retreat “Agenda Items”
Science 101, and a math course on “how to count to 218 votes.”

WASHINGTON — House Democrats Tuesday lampooned their Republican counterparts' upcoming retreat in a tony, gated resort in scenic Williamsburg, Va, suggesting a variety of "agenda items" ranging from lobbyist funded meals to a panel on "How to stop talking about 'legitimate rape' and insulting women."

"Tea Party House Republicans have had a rough month … We have a few suggestions for House Republicans that might make their next month a little bit easier," said Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Jesse Ferguson in a release.

Among the "suggested" agenda items complied by the DCCC: breakfast paid for by lobbyists, "Science 101," a workshop on "How to stop talking about 'legitimate rape' and insulting women," a math course on "counting to 218 votes" — and, of course, trust falls.

Also on the suggested topics to be discussed: "How to increase our approval ratings: What root canals, traffic jams, cockroaches and head lice are doing right."


read: http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/democrats-troll-republicans-with-snarky-list-of-re?s=mobile


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Reply Dems Straight Up Trolling Gop Retreat (Original post)
bigtree Jan 2013 OP
sadbear Jan 2013 #1
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #2
bigtree Jan 2013 #3
Flashmann Jan 2013 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #5
Victor_c3 Jan 2013 #6
Robb Jan 2013 #7
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #15
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #16
Tsiyu Jan 2013 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #14
Tsiyu Jan 2013 #18
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #20
Tsiyu Jan 2013 #21
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #25
Cha Jan 2013 #10
Plucketeer Jan 2013 #13
The Wizard Jan 2013 #9
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #11
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2013 #12
hootinholler Jan 2013 #22
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2013 #29
Hubert Flottz Jan 2013 #17
Scuba Jan 2013 #19
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bigtree Jan 2013 #23
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #24
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #27
tridim Jan 2013 #26
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #28

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:20 PM

1. Yep, the time to take republicans seriously for anything has long passed.

They are a joke and I'm glad Congressional Democrats are starting to laugh.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:37 PM

2. now if we can just push williamsburg out to sea , leave them on their own little island

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:55 PM

3. surely we can find a little island somewhere else

. . . like the Caymans?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:18 PM

4. What root canals, traffic jams, cockroaches and head lice are doing right."

AHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

Thanks for the belly laugh!!!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:32 PM

5. Imagine going to Sears for tires and nobody knows how to install them....

Then you find out they got the job because they knew how to trash talk the tires from Pep Boys.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:41 PM

6. good analogy n/t

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:41 PM

7. I am so ripping this off.

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Response to Robb (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:10 PM

15. Me too

lol

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Response to Robb (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:11 PM

16. Feel free.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:54 PM

8. Excellent analogy



Republican Congresspeople are the laziest shmoes on the planet.

But they sure are obsessed with my ladyparts.....



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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:10 PM

14. Here's how that works...

Sinners are bad people.

Sex is a sin.

Those who have sex are "bad people".

Democrats believe people should have lots of sex.

"Demoncrats" are trying to create sinners because they work for Satan.

BTW: Hear the one where that blood is a curse by God from serving fruit?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:19 PM

18. Yeah

I love their selective interpretations of Genesis.

Gawd also told men their curse was to work in the dirt with blood sweat and tears. To labor hard to make a living.

How many of those "Christian suits" have ever picked up a shovel, much less broken a sweat using it?

They salivate over Eve's punishment, but refuse to accept their own.

It's all bullshit anyway, but I do love to see them squirm when I bring up this cherry-picking of Genesis to a "good Christian" who wears a suit and "works" all day sitting on his lazy ass in air conditioning...




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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:48 PM

20. Ever notice those who claim God wants you to toil,...

....dream of becoming rich so they'll never have to work again?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:54 PM

21. Oh, hell's yeah



And then there are the anti-gay crusaders like that women who made porn tapes of her 14-year-old daughter. Fucking psycho queen who can't deal with two men having their own private lives, but she had no problem laying in the same bed with her teenage daughter and watching and participating in sex with her.

And the "godly" won't dare blame that freak of nature for exploiting and ruining her daughter's life. They just blame the librulls for that psycho homophobe's sickness.

Seems when anyone wants to tell YOU what to do with your body, they are really hiding their own weaknesses and crimes.





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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:09 PM

25. These guys would be great in the theater,...as projectionists.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:59 PM

10. Yep, Spitfire.. the gop are very good at getting the brainwashed

to suck up their trash talk.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:07 PM

13. Lovin' this!

Thanks for the chuckle!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:04 PM

9. Perhaps they'll discuss

the possibilities of the People's Temple exit strategy.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:00 PM

11. As we all know...

lobbyists NEVER buy dinner for Democrats

That said, I actually lol'ed at the office over this list. My Republican boss was not so thrilled, though.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:06 PM

12. "... retreat in a tony, gated resort...."

Ummm, they don't have an exclusive on that. Here's where the Democrats have liked to stay in the past, though not last year:

The Greenbrier



http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g59644-d100352-The_Greenbrier-White_Sulphur_Springs_West_Virginia.html

House Democrats Find 'Stark Awakenings' at Weekend Retreat
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/House-Democrats-Find-Stark-Awakenings-at-Weekend-Retreat/id-f373c05bb1deff0f70c00b8d6be11fb4

House Democrats Find 'Stark Awakenings' at Weekend Retreat
TOM RAUM , Associated Press AP News Archive Mar. 4, 1985 1:45 AM ET
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va (AP) _

House Democrats, following a weekend of ''stark awakenings,'' are vowing to rekindle their legislative drive by focusing on plans for reducing trade and budget deficits and for helping U.S. farmers.

The Democrats ended three days of soul-searching at the oppulent Greenbrier Hotel here Sunday with leaders declaring they would seek to raise their party's political profile - partly by imitating techniques developed by Republicans.


During Retreat, Democrats Agonize Over Pay Increase
http://articles.philly.com/1989-02-06/news/26155028_1_senior-executive-branch-officials-houses-of-congress-vote-house-speaker-jim-wright

During Retreat, Democrats Agonize Over Pay Increase
February 06, 1989|By David Hess, Inquirer Washington Bureau

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Under normal circumstances, congressional Democrats assemble yearly here at the luxurious Greenbrier Hotel for a weekend of frivolity and intellectual stimulation.

"It's a time to recharge our batteries, to refocus ourselves on what we stand for and how to go about achieving it," said House Majority Leader Thomas S. Foley (D., Wash.).

But this year the pilgrimage was a journey of discontent, a weekend fraught with fear of hidden political dangers from the scheduled vote Thursday on a 50 percent pay raise for Congress, federal judges and senior executive-branch officials.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:18 PM

22. Hmmm, '85 and '89

Anything more recent? Like in the last 20 years?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:45 AM

29. Sure. How about last year?

House Democratic Retreat to Focus on ‘Dream’ Messaging
http://www.rollcall.com/news/house_democratic_retreat_to_focus_on_dream_messaging-211738-1.html

By John Stanton
Roll Call Staff
Jan. 24, 2012, 1:26 p.m.
Updated: 7:30 p.m.

House Democrats will decamp Wednesday from Washington to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina in Cambridge, Md., to hone their jobs and economy message going into the 2012 election.
....

When not participating in discussions, Members, staff and their spouses can also see the sights in Cambridge, which the Hyatt’s website describes as the “ideal location for family activities and water sports.”

According to the website, amenities include “pampering spa treatments, golf, sailing, fishing and swimming … delicious meals in our many Cambridge, Maryland hotel resort restaurants.”

“Visit St. Michaels and Oxford, tour the Naval Academy and historic Annapolis, or explore museums and landmarks, all within easy reach of our Four-Diamond resort. Discover the unparalleled service and amenities of this hidden gem, the most distinctive retreat among Cambridge, MD hotels,” the website adds.


They're going to stay at a nice place. They always do. That's true for both parties. The GOP went to the Greenbrier at least once while * was in office. Therefore, a policy of pointing at the Republicans and saying "look at that tony resort where they're staying!" is going to backfire.

Further, as DC-area train enthusiasts know, sometimes a party will charter its own train to go to its retreat. It won't take me long to come up with a picture of a train that is shuttling a party from DC to the Greenbrier. Now, the train's consist amounted to a bunch of Amfleet coaches, so we're not exactly talking about the Oriental Express. Still, traveling on your own private train really beats driving.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:14 PM

17. What they really need is this class...

Getting our head out of our ass 101.

It's hard to have a non shitty vision for the future of America, with their heads lodged so far up their self serving collective ass. The orange bartender will try and herd the congressional cats toward a repub recovery in 2014, but I don't see that in the cards. All that matters to the GOP is derailing Obama, just like before the last election, country be damned.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:24 PM

19. Derision can be a very effective tool to effect change.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:44 PM

23. /

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:39 PM

24. Paul Ryan doing that mouth thing, pulling his lips in.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:14 PM

27. I noticed that!

Maybe he just farted?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:14 PM

26. Trust falls with Cantor. LOL.

Good luck pubbies.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:21 PM

28. Why are they helping them???????????????????

Those are all good ideas. Oh, I see they will do the opposite of what would be a common sense approach to stop being toxic.

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