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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:09 PM

Lol, GOP looked deep inside after losing & concluded...nothing's wrong!

D Wasserman Schultz ‏@DWStweets

Jaw-dropping/MT @woodhouseb: Want to LOL? Look how @GOP looked deep inside after losing & concluded...nothing's wrong!

GOP leaders insist no overhaul needed

“It’s not the platform of the party that’s the issue,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Friday after being easily reelected to a second, two-year term. “In many cases, it’s how we communicate about it. It is a couple dumb things that people have said.”

read: http://politi.co/UvaxkO


'. . . a couple dumb things that people have said'

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Reply Lol, GOP looked deep inside after losing & concluded...nothing's wrong! (Original post)
bigtree Jan 2013 OP
theKed Jan 2013 #1
bigtree Jan 2013 #3
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #2
Berlum Jan 2013 #4
gateley Jan 2013 #5
Cha Jan 2013 #11
eShirl Jan 2013 #6
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #7
Mr. Mojo Risen Jan 2013 #8
Th1onein Jan 2013 #9
Cha Jan 2013 #10
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #12
dickthegrouch Jan 2013 #13
CJCRANE Jan 2013 #14
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #15
Mister Ed Jan 2013 #16
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #17
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #19
moman Jan 2013 #18
Kanmi Jan 2013 #20
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #22
Kanmi Feb 2013 #36
n2doc Jan 2013 #21
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #23
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #24
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #25
BarbaRosa Jan 2013 #26
Skittles Jan 2013 #27
Swede Atlanta Jan 2013 #28
hue Jan 2013 #29
xxqqqzme Jan 2013 #30
moondust Jan 2013 #31
Fight2Win Jan 2013 #32
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #33
quakerboy Jan 2013 #34
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #35

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:11 PM

1. "I'm the candidate for the Republican Party"

being one of those "dumb things" people have said.

I suppose he has a point, though. Your platform can be anything, as long as you communicate it properly (and, by properly, I mean with enough obfuscating bullshit spin to give a blue whale sea sickness).

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Response to theKed (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:16 PM

3. I dunno

. . .we've seen a steady decline in the republicans' appeal to even their narrow and numerically insignificant base. To imagine that they can sell their vacuous agenda is to aspire to put lipstick on a pig. Voters didn't opt for the pig in a poke the last few elections and I'm not convinced that some song and dance routine by republicans at this point will make their women-hating, LGBT-hating, anti-worker, corporatist-enabling- warmongering agenda any more appealing to the voters they need to win these big elections.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:13 PM

2. Dumb things that reveal how they really feel about

women, minorites, the poor and the average taxpayer.

They are on to a new plan. In addition to all the tricks to make it harder to vote, they will make sure those votes don't actually count if you are not voting for them.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:17 PM

4. Republican zombie delusions deepen

Americans wave goodbye with feelings of both pathos & bathos as Republicans move further and further away from mainstream America into the degenerate territory of their godforsaken hypocrisy-ridden, toe-tapping, diaper-clad, hate-and-fear besotted totalitarian psychic 'homeland.'

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:19 PM

5. Please proceed, GOP...

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Response to gateley (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:45 PM

11. Precisely.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:35 PM

6. Sounds like Priebus is getting his talking points from S. E. Cupp.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:36 PM

7. Yes, just "tweak" your message, GOP. I'm sure women and minorities and gays will flock to you.

Good luck, Republicans! You're on your way back with that attitude!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:40 PM

8. The Koch Bros et al will not allow any significant platform changes

Their only real option is to try to tone down the stupid and the crazy combined with quadrupling their election rigging efforts.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:42 PM

9. You just keep on keeping on, Reince.

And when we're done pulverizing your party, you can tell us how that worked out for you.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:44 PM

10. Lol@gop.. They're stuck in teabagger hell, 2012

Limbo and they're NOT coming out, damn it! Good news.. right along with mittLies saying he's "not going away".

Thanks bigtree

"A couple".. now we know rebus can't count..

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:45 PM

12. I agree, Repubes. Keep doing what you were doing...only work harder at it

 

Double down on crazy, I beg of you.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:47 PM

13. Why do we care?

We gain from their delusions, and I, for one, am happy to help grease the skids of their demise.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:49 PM

14. Put a different shade of lipstick on that pig.

Get it some jewelry and a little black dress.

Then make it fly!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:53 PM

15. Ryan and McCain think groups like hispanics will join their hate-fest in mass if

immigration reform is solved. Both men can't be more deluded. Hispanics from any country but Cuba have nothing in common with the rural, angry base of the republican party, and now even young Cubans are voting majority democrat. People from India, Vietnam and China should be allies of republicans, but people from those groups voted for President Obama to an extent that was higher than the Hispanic vote for President Obama.

Republicans just don't get it. The party's policy proposals are contrary to the overall best interests of the immigrant groups that are swinging more democrat. Republican policies and proposals are contrary to the interests of striving young americans, be they White, Black, various Hispanic ethnics, various Asian ethnics, american Indian. Republicans won't move toward immigrant groups because they will immediately lose the 25-30% of their base that don't view immigrants as equals.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:54 PM

16. Don't laugh. They did the same thing after 2008.

Naive soul that I am, I thought that after their election debacle of 2008, the Republicans would dust themselves off, do a little soul-searching, and conclude that it was time to quit with the crazy stuff and get back into the mainstream.

They sure surprised me, though. They decided that their defeat meant it was time for them to double down on the crazy. And it worked for them, in the short run. In 2010, they came roaring back on a wave of crazy, and seized control of the House, along with many, many state governments.

This country cannot afford to see that happen again in 2014.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:56 PM

17. I like the 2014 chances for Dems

 

but I think the corporate overlords are starting to love divided government. Both parties can blame each other, and somehow we'll only see them pass laws creating more corporate power, diminishing individual rights, and enshrining government excesses in a police state as part of our nation's laws.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:20 PM

19. Republicans lied about their policy intentions. Their campaigns centered around job

growth. Republicans instead went about trying to restrict women's reproductive and economic rights. Republicans attempted to take away voting rights from minorities, women, urban and suburban Whites.

The problem that republicans have coming into 2014 is that voters that went for President Obama in 2014 and a lot that didn't won't be fooled by republicans again.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:19 PM

18. Why is anyone surprised?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:23 PM

20. GOP And the Art of Losing

One of the first rules that an afflicted person has to observe is; accept you have a problem. Unfortunately, no one has told the GOP that fact. Rather than change their party, they are busy trying to change electoral rules....so lame! In any case, I run a blog in the UK (started in 2008), where I spend all my time ribbing the GOP and everything to the right. I wrote an article on this very issue.

I will be really pleased if you shared it with people on this forum:

http://www.obamadrama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-art-of-losing.html

Thanks and looking forward to joining more trends.

Rgds

Kanmi

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Response to Kanmi (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:38 PM

22. Welcome to DU. Even if I disagree at times, I look forward to your contributions. nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:36 AM

36. Thanks Bluestate10

Appreciate the welcome......disagreement is the fuel of discourse. I look forward to it as well.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:25 PM

21. Of Course. Their real "Path to Victory" involves altering the electoral college vote

So that gerrymandered districts can make a democratic vote worth only 3/5 of a republican vote. No need to change a thing if they can implement that one, even Rmoney would have 'won', and Fox would have dutifully told their brainwashed minions that it showed that they were correct in their predictions...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:40 PM

23. Sorry fellas, It's a little more than that...but don't tell them...let them find out in 2016.

fellas

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:58 PM

24. Their present problem is

that after winning big in 2010, they delivered absolutely nothing to the wingnuts who voted for them.

These idiots who voted for them must realize at some point they are not going to be able to set societys social norms back 100 years, no matter what their candidates promise them.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:32 PM

25. Whatever helps you sleep at night, Republicans.

These guys are really staying true to Einstein's definition of "insanity", aren't they? My God...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:37 PM

26. Standard GOP,

it's not our fault.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:57 PM

27. problem with those "dumb things people have said"

is they represent the Greedy Old Pig party

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:00 PM

28. Hmmmm....Reince (what is it with Republics and their names????)

 

I mean we have Zell Miller (D turned puke from Georgia), Newt from Georgia, Saxby from Georgia, Reince from Mars......

Let's see what's wrong with Reince's assessment:

(1) GOP is engaged in a war on women whether it is limiting or de-funding their access to affordable healthcare including family planning, equal pay, right to serve the military in combat roles, re-defining rape so that often a rape would not be considered a rape, introducing so-called personhood laws/amendments which would effectively deny not only the right to an abortion but even other forms of birth control or taking an aerobics class that results in a miscarriage could be considered murder.

(2) GOP is engaged in a war on immigrants passing laws that require all persons, including citizens to carry "papers" to prove citizenship, denying or conditioning medical and other basic social services on proof of citizenship and generally characterizing hispanic immigrants as lawless and undesirable

(3) GOP is engaged in a war against the LGBT community by floating the idea of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman, refusing to pass ENDA to protect LGBT persons from discrimination in the most basic aspects of life from employment to housing, only reluctantly going along with a repeal of DADT, pursuing a denial of the rights of LGBT persons not only marry but even to adopt children or have access to a partner in illness or death. They characterize gay households as not being "in the manner intended by God" and many continue to describe homosexuality as invoking the wrath of God. Further by using taxpayers dollars to defend DOMA they are directly attacking those persons legally married in states that allow same-sex marriage by denying the recognition of their marriages in other states.

(4) GOP is engaged in a war on the environment by fighting virtually any attempts to strengthen existing environmental laws, pass a carbon tax and allow the EPA to regulate greenhouse emissions, weaken protections for endangered species and ignore climate change.

(5) GOP is engaged in a war on the poor and middle class through their regressive tax and deficit-reduction policies, by supporting the concept of the "un-fair" tax which is extremely regressive, by attempting to shut down and deny the rights of workers both public and private sector to collectively bargain, by strong-arming the administration before agreeing to extend unemployment benefits and reduce Medicaid funding.

(6) GOP is engaged in a war on seniors by attacking and wanting to reduce Social Security and Medicare benefits and raising the age of eligibility for these immensely popular and successful programs

(7) GOP is engaged in a war on the economy by protecting the wealthy, fighting reforms of the financial sector, fighting stimulus that would add jobs and grow the economy, rubber-stamping every law that benefits the wealthy and business, by continuing corporate welfare while asking the poor and middle class to ante-up. The GOP denies the need to invest in our infrastructure from bridges and roads to ports, the electric grid, etc.

(8) GOP is engaged in a war on the people of this country by fighting reasonable gun regulations and other provisions that would save lives and reduce gun violence

(9) GOP is engaged in a war on the people by fighting health care reform. GOP wants to see people die as soon as possible because they believe in "free-market" principles that make health insurance unaffordable for many and that deny many that suffer from pre-existing conditions access to the health care system.

(10) GOP loves war and wants to see as many of our men and women be in harms way as possible through endless war. They want to continue to fund weapons programs that are either not needed or have proven to be failures while denying the extreme poverty of millions of Americans.

I could go on but you get the gist. Reince Preibus needs psychological help if he thinks the GOP is "on target" but has some minor messaging issues. They are running counter to the tide of history.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:02 PM

29. Including this--->'. . . a couple dumb things that people have said'

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:07 PM

30. Of course there is nothing wrong.

To admit anything is amiss, they would have to change. Change is anathema to conservatives. They deny it, run from it, ignore it or pretend it isn't happening. If they changed, they would no longer be conservatives. They would be denying the very definition of who they are.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:20 PM

31. Change? Wut's dat?

Conservative: averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values

It's kind of morbidly entertaining watching these people who are averse to change trying to cope with their need to...change. THE HORROR!!!!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:07 PM

32. the problem is, they still have all the money and control

 


The media still answers to their stupid ass talking points, and so do the Democrats in congress.

so who is laughing...really....

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:43 PM

33. Are They Serious???

“When it comes to young people, when it comes to new African-American leaders, Hispanic leaders, we really have done an incredible job over the last few years,” said Priebus. “We’ve just done a lousy job bragging about it.”

The Puerto Rican woman he appointed to the review committee, Zori Fonalledas, did not speak during the half-hour press conference. Most of the talking was done by the two white men, Barbour and Fleischer.


Way to go, GOP!

Thanks you, Bigtree.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/gop-leaders-insist-no-overhaul-needed-86757_Page3.html#ixzz2JE5BWWjS

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:08 AM

34. He has a point

If they were to stop communicating the republican platform, it would certainly raise their numbers. If they were to classify it and never speak of it in public again, that would do them even better.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:30 AM

35. ROFL

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