What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby rabble » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:27 pm

Sandi wrote:It is a bit late in the term for impeachment. However to not impeach means that an apology is due Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

Well those have been due since the impeachments were initiated, but I'm glad you're on board.

Actually apologies are due to the American people as well, since the government basically shut itself down and allowed several issues to blossom and become much more difficult to deal with, but one step at a time.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby wack wack » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:11 pm



Hey, look at that: four middle-aged white guys want to get rid of the black man. Surprise, surprise.

Here's what we learn from the article: either conservatives are openly, shamelessly deceiving their constituents, or they are really, really stupid. REALLY stupid.

One thing is certain: there is not a Republican alive today who will ever be mistaken for a statesman.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:55 am

House GOP campaign arm created misleading fake news sites

The National Republican Campaign Committee has created fake news sites about House candidates, presumably to take advantage of readers who don't pay close attention to what news sources they read, National Journal reported. Earlier this year, the NRCC got in some trouble for creating deceptive fake campaign sites for Democrats that ask people to contribute in order to help "defeat" the candidate. According to National Journal, the NRCC is promoting more than 20 of these websites using google search ads. So when people search for candidates in for their district, these fake articles pop up. The stories appear on election2014update.com, and have site names like 'Central Valley Update.' The fake new sites begin stories by explaining that they will analyze the candidate's position but take a critical tone.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby puzz » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:02 am

Henry Vilas wrote:House GOP campaign arm created misleading fake news sites

The National Republican Campaign Committee has created fake news sites about House candidates, presumably to take advantage of readers who don't pay close attention to what news sources they read, National Journal reported. Earlier this year, the NRCC got in some trouble for creating deceptive fake campaign sites for Democrats that ask people to contribute in order to help "defeat" the candidate. According to National Journal, the NRCC is promoting more than 20 of these websites using google search ads. So when people search for candidates in for their district, these fake articles pop up. The stories appear on election2014update.com, and have site names like 'Central Valley Update.' The fake new sites begin stories by explaining that they will analyze the candidate's position but take a critical tone.



So that's all they have? Bullshit? It's got to suck being a low level GoP stooge these days. Unless one gets off on the sadism.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:06 am

Paul Ryan admits that the GOP is full of old, white men and that demographic is shrinking. He also says that Republicans just "preach to the choir" and their message doesn't attract minority voters. He further states that the people view GOPers as "cold-hearted Republicans."

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:35 pm

I coulda put this in the Ferguson thread or the voter suppression thread, but it seems to fit best here.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt ... 81f8a.html

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Matt Wills denounced voter registration efforts amid continued protests in Ferguson, calling it "disgusting."

"If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is," Wills told Breitbart News, a conservative website, Monday.

He also called the actions "completely inappropriate."


I'm trying to think of a single example of when voter registration would ever be "disgusting" but I gotta admit, I'm drawing a complete blank.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby DCB » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:11 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:I'm trying to think of a single example of when voter registration would ever be "disgusting" but I gotta admit, I'm drawing a complete blank.

Obviously you are not a member of the party that voted to defund ACORN, twice!, for their voter registration efforts.

See also rabble's comments on Badgercare.
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=59109#p770053

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby DCB » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:22 am

Are there any Republicans who are so wacked that even their own party doesn't want to associate with them? Apparently there are!

Michael Brodkorb reports MacDonald was informed yesterday by party chair Keith Downey that she’s not welcome at the MNGOP’s State Fair booth. The decision stemmed from a vote of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee.

Read more at http://wonkette.com/557923/minnesota-go ... zU4LySQ.99

Michelle MacDonald is the GOP candidate for state Supreme Court.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby PaleoLiberal » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:04 am

Only one thing wrong with the GOP:

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:12 am

Here is what one Republican says is wrong with members of his own party:
Gov. Scott Walker says complacency and fatigue among Republican voters is one of his biggest concerns...


The GOP, the party of tired old white guys.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby PaleoLiberal » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:30 am

Scott Walker cannot save the GOP.

The only one who can save the GOP is Obama. There are a lot of very tight races this November, and all sorts of rumors that Obama will start making all sorts of executive orders that could throw the races to the GOP.

Or, Obama could be smart, lay low, and let the GOP destroy itself.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:38 am

I don't think that any Obama executive order is going to influence Wisconsin's gubernatorial race.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby PaleoLiberal » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:51 am

Tell that to Bill Clinton.

An executive order by Jimmy Carter cost Clinton re-election for governor of Arkansas in 1980.

Also, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, currently running for re-election in a US Senate seat his father previously held, has publicly asked Obama NOT to make any dangerous executive orders. As have a number of other Democrats in tight races.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:26 pm

The Science of Truthiness: Conservative beliefs make a lot more sense when you’re not paying attention.

This may explain a few things, pointing out several areas of recent research:
Newman, who works out of the University of California–Irvine, recently uncovered an unsettling precondition for truthiness: The less effort it takes to process a factual claim, the more accurate it seems.
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Psychologists have found that low-effort thought promotes political conservatism. In a study by Scott Eidelman, Christian Crandall, and others, volunteers were placed in situations that, by forcing them to multitask or to answer questions under time pressure, required them to fall back on intellectual shortcuts. They were then polled about issues such as free trade, private property, and social welfare. Time after time, participants were more likely to espouse conservative ideals when they turned off their deliberative mental circuits. In the most wondrous setup, the researchers measured the political leanings of a group of bar patrons against their blood alcohol levels, predicting that as the beer flowed, so too would the Republican talking points. They were correct, it turns out. Drunkenness is a tax on cognitive capacity; when we’re taxed too much, we really do veer right.
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Motivated social cognition theory states that right-wing political beliefs arise from a need to manage uncertainty and threat. A 2014 study from Rice University showed that self-identified Republicans responded more intensely and fearfully than liberals to negative stimuli (pictures of burning houses or maggot-infested wounds); even in neutral settings, brain scans revealed increased activity in the neural corridors that react to danger.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:45 am

"Republicans, with their twisted knack for exalting Jesus in word and Ayn Rand in deed, are on the verge of moral bankruptcy if they have not already arrived.”
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