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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:10 AM

Nance Greggs: Food for Thought



If you’ve ever watched Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, you know the inevitable lead-in to every show: a harried restaurant owner bemoans the fact that he’s losing customers by the dozens, but is always quick to point out that his food (invariably self-described as nothing less than fabulous!) could not possibly be the cause of the decline in business. They will blame their wait staff’s laziness, the chef’s inattentiveness to detail, even a poor choice of china, flatware, and decor. But the food, they will insist, can’t possibly be the problem.

And so it now goes with the GOP, who – after what passes for thoughtful introspection and intelligent discussion among its PTB (cue laugh track here) – have determined that the fare they are selling to the voting public is as tasty and nutritious as ever, and the lack of loyal customers is simply a matter of failing to promote the same old/same old menu items they’ve offered up for decades.

“It’s not the platform of the party that’s the issue,” stated Reince Priebus, the recently thawed-and-reheated RNC chairman. “In many cases, it’s how we communicate about it. It is a couple dumb things that people have said.”

No offense to Mr. Priebus – who is probably no better at math than he is winning elections – but by my count, the dumb things said by Republicans during last year’s presidential campaign alone numbers in the hundreds. And “dumb” hardly describes some of the statements made, which were more in the category of baseless, fact-free, easily debunked lies, with a side order of bullshit. But to be fair, the bullshit is always served on an all-you-can-eat basis, offered up on pristine white china that may be old and cracked, but deemed still serviceable by management...


More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2013/01/30/food-for-thought/

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:12 AM

1. K/R and a Fabulous and Accurate Analogy!!! nt

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:04 AM

2. Many signs the goplutocratic machine has no plans to change a thing..

but, the most Glaring is Rebus himself. Really? He was such a "winner" in 2012.. they voted to keep the sociopath going in that same dead end direction.

Good for Democracy, though.

Thank you, Nance!

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:51 AM

3. I love seeing Nance here

by any means! There are many of us who miss you here on a regular basis, lady!

Great OP, btw!

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