The Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican [CBD]

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Press Release; Republican National Committee

Today we welcome [insert name of new candidate] as the Republican Party's newest candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.

Since our founding in 1854 as America's choice to combat the scourge of slavery, we have welcomed a wide range of political philosophies into the debate, and [insert name of new candidate] is no exception. His/Her support of [insert candidate's favorite issue] is part of the Republican party's 160 year tradition of supporting freedom, personal responsibility and limited government.

No single candidate can please all of America, but a robust debate about the many issues confronting our great country is vital to the political process and to the strengthening of a Republican majority in America that can return us to our founding principles.

Once again, we welcome [insert name of new candidate] to the fray, and are confident that on November 1st of next year, he/she or another of the many accomplished GOP candidates will be the next President of the United States of America!

This is how it should be, for every entrant into the campaign, and Reagan's commandment should be policed ruthlessly by the political hierarchy. Any national Republican figure who publicly criticizes a Republican candidate for anything short of mass-murder should be immediately ostracized, marginalized, and repudiated. The Democrats do it, and that's one big reason why they win.

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1 Anal?

Posted by: Wonkette at April 25, 2015 08:30 AM (0FSuD)

2 Your favorite candidate sucks!!!

Posted by: Mister Magic at April 25, 2015 08:33 AM (nbgPm)

3
I'm a Republican, a Christian, and I hate my dick.

Posted by: Miss Brucealina Jenner at April 25, 2015 08:36 AM (P330y)

4 I will be polite and only say that I disagree. We should not denigrate the character of our own people, unless the vetting process shows a severe lack of character and a need to distance ourselves from a disastrous candidate...

But to not criticize policy preferences and debate the merits of alternatives means to risk being taken over by an extreme ideology that can silence opposition, such as happened with the Democrats.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 25, 2015 08:36 AM (3HxZe)

5 Yeah but when I call your candidate names and disparage his family it is really constuctive criticism. Your responses are ad hominen and uncalled for .

Posted by: Cruzinator at April 25, 2015 08:37 AM (P7ulB)

6 Can there be any exceptions to this rule? Charlie Crist (back in the day) comes to mind.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 25, 2015 08:37 AM (RSQta)

7 So this means we'll have to go over to the dark side like Ace?

Posted by: Golfman at April 25, 2015 08:37 AM (74PVH)

8 My only problem is that the Eleventh Commandment is a favorite of the GOPe. Basically they want you to shut up and stop pointing out when they side with the democrats. But they're all to quick to bash Republicans they don't like. "Eleventh Commandment!" will be shouted by McCain and Graham backers as those two continue to attack Cruz or Paul.


Its like the primary system. "Trust the system. Work in it. Vote for your preferred candidate in the primary but always vote R in the general. That's how you do it." Until someone the base likes more than the establishment does. Then its "take my ball and go home," time.

Posted by: buzzion at April 25, 2015 08:38 AM (zt+N6)

9 Damn Right!!

Posted by: Maximus at April 25, 2015 08:38 AM (T3hOB)

10 That was when R's were an independent political party, distinct from the D's. Today they are part of a good cop / bad cop scam being pulled on the American people.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 25, 2015 08:38 AM (go6ud)

11 3

I'm a Republican, a Christian, and I hate my dick.


Posted by: Miss Brucealina Jenner at April 25, 2015 08:36 AM (P330y)


Can I have it?

Posted by: Barney at April 25, 2015 08:42 AM (0FSuD)

12 "That was when R's were an independent political party, distinct from the D's. "

A whole lot of truth there.

Many potential Republican candidates, in the values department, are not substantively different then the Democrats that they claim to not be.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 08:42 AM (VPLuQ)

13 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 25, 2015 08:36 AM (3HxZe)

Policy disagreements are part of the political process.

Read the middle paragraph of the press release.

But when it becomes sniping and back -channel criticism the line has been crossed. McCain is perhaps the most egregious offender.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 25, 2015 08:43 AM (Zu3d9)

14 republicans are democrats now

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 25, 2015 08:44 AM (0O7c5)

15 Does this apply to us? I gotta luv me some Lindsey Graham?

Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2015 08:44 AM (HtUkt)

16 Sorry, CBD, I ain't buyin' it.

At some point, Conservatives -- I don't give a happy crap about Republicans -- need to go for honesty and principles instead of following the Democrats' lock-step they're-all-good-guys mantra. Reagan pushed his "commandment" in a different time, when at least some wannabe presidential candidates differed on some issues, but were united in patriotism and a respect for law and decency.

I would suggest everyone read Barry Goldwater's autobiography. He had opponents, and fought some of them tooth and nail -- see Hubert Humphrey -- but respected them for their essential honesty. He exempted only a few (notably Richard Nixon) from that list.

Republicans being all nicey-nicey has given Choom Boy license to commit treason, among other felonies, with impunity. It has also greased the way for sellouts like Krispy Kreme and Rubio.

Stick by the rules and enforce them. Hold everyone accountable, and support those who adhere to principles. Marginalize the rest.

Posted by: MrScribbler at April 25, 2015 08:44 AM (P8YHq)

17 10 That was when R's were an independent political party, distinct from the D's. Today they are part of a good cop / bad cop scam being pulled on the American people.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 25, 2015 08:38 AM (go6ud)

Adverse bipartisanship, as I call it. If I wanted the Democrat agenda shoved up my ass without any lube, I'd have voted Democrat. The GOP establishment is working for the Democrats, and until they're out of power, we don't have a real opposition party.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 25, 2015 08:45 AM (3HxZe)

18 i'm a conservative.....i'm no longer a card carrying republican

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 25, 2015 08:45 AM (0O7c5)

19 Buzzion nailed it.
Thread over.
Cut the mike.

Posted by: Typo dynamofo at April 25, 2015 08:46 AM (i7JE3)

20 Momma always said "If you can't away anything nice don't say anything at all"

Jeb Bush. He has a name that is easy to type,

Posted by: freaked at April 25, 2015 08:47 AM (JdEZJ)

21 What Phoenixgirl said.

Posted by: Typo dynamofo at April 25, 2015 08:47 AM (i7JE3)

22 R's did better work when they were the minority.

Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2015 08:47 AM (HtUkt)

23 Posted by: MrScribbler at April 25, 2015 08:44 AM (P8YHq)

I have no issue with what you said. The 11th commandment never said to be nice to democrats.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 25, 2015 08:47 AM (Zu3d9)

24 I agree, to a point.

See, the Dems have no integrity. They will gladly eat crap. Further, they will ruthlessly oust or neuter a Dem who doesn't follow party lines. Members of Congress are terrified of Pelosi and Reid.

Unless our leadership is going to hold our members accountable once they get into office, then keeping the bastards like Collins out of office is essential.

I do believe, however; that the constant purging from candidacy anyone who doesn't meet a particular subset of GOP hot-button issues is bullshit.

Remember those polls I put up?

Was there a single thing about which we all agreed re prioritizing of issues?

No man (or woman) is perfect. So pick the best among the imperfect then hold their ass accountable.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 25, 2015 08:47 AM (DmNpO)

25 Reagan is right, no need to disparage your candidates.I'll be glad to stand on the Senate floor, safe from the laws governing slander, and make shit up.

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 25, 2015 08:48 AM (xQX/f)

26 I'd say this commandment died the day Mitch Mconnell used the race card against his primary opponent.

Posted by: Typo dynamofo at April 25, 2015 08:49 AM (i7JE3)

27 Say not "away". Gerp.

Posted by: freaked at April 25, 2015 08:49 AM (JdEZJ)

28 "Unless our leadership is going to hold our members accountable once they
get into office, then keeping the bastards like Collins out of office
is essential."

the leadership is the problem...they like the ones we want to see held accountable.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 25, 2015 08:50 AM (0O7c5)

29 Yes but meh.


People like McCain, Missy Graham, Huntsman, Jeb!, Boneless

derive their power by undermining any and all efforts to form an effective opposition to the Dims and attacking conservatives who have the grit they lack.

MSM "love" or at least benevolent disregard is professional/personal/political goal.

Will not happen.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 08:51 AM (KUa85)

30 " to the strengthening of a Republican majority in America that can return us to our founding principles."

To many people, one can not have founding principals, and still present themselves as progressive.
To be progressive, one must be progressing. Which is movement, generally away from a fixed point of reference.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 08:53 AM (VPLuQ)

31 Momma always said "If you can't away anything nice don't say anything at all"

Jeb Bush. He has a name that is easy to type,
Posted by: freaked at April 25, 2015 08:47 AM (JdEZJ)



And a last name that also denotes something I'm rather fond of.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 08:53 AM (KUa85)

32 Jeb Bush. At least he didn't make out with Hillary when he gave her an award.

Posted by: buzzion at April 25, 2015 08:55 AM (zt+N6)

33 Momma always said "If you can't away anything nice don't say anything at all"

He has a purty mouth?

Those kind of nice things?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 08:55 AM (VPLuQ)

34 To be progressive, one must be progressing. Which is movement, generally away from a fixed point of reference.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 08:53 AM (VPLuQ)

Every time I hear the word Progressive, I remember the words of the Federation President in Star Trek 6: "We must redefine progress to mean that just because we can do a thing, it doesn't mean we must do that thing."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 25, 2015 08:55 AM (3HxZe)

35 Except Ron Paul is a weird crank. M'kay?

Posted by: hmitchell3rd at April 25, 2015 08:56 AM (m5msJ)

36 Vote Jeb!

He didn't cut up little girls and make a tasty stew out of them!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 08:57 AM (KUa85)

37
disparage his family.....
Posted by: Cruzinator



The corrupting impetus towards inherited political office and dynastic power politics is something we, as a nation, agreed to fight against. That was one of the bullet points on our PowerPoint in 1776.

"Another Bush? Bitch please!" is fair game.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 25, 2015 08:59 AM (kdS6q)

38 36 Vote Jeb!

He's the ginchiest!

Posted by: freaked at April 25, 2015 08:59 AM (JdEZJ)

39 "Every time I hear the word Progressive, I remember the words of the Federation President in Star Trek 6: "

To be honest, every time I hear that term, I about want to puke on my shoes.

As I type this, the fetching Ms VIA and I are in the middle of discussion concerning simply placing stately VIA Manor on the market, liquidating the other home, and retreating back behind friendly lines.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 08:59 AM (VPLuQ)

40 Jeb! for President!

He hasn't humped a sun-warmed watermelon in at least 15 years!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 08:59 AM (KUa85)

41 36
Vote Jeb!



He didn't cut up little girls and make a tasty stew out of them!





Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 08:57 AM (KUa85)


Keep your H8 to yourself, Mr. Judgy-judge. #honest #brave #acceptance

Posted by: Albert Fish at April 25, 2015 09:02 AM (yxw0r)

42 "He hasn't humped a sun-warmed watermelon in at least 15 years! "

See....he's stuck in the past!!

Posted by: Progressive Couch Fcuker at April 25, 2015 09:03 AM (VPLuQ)

43 Does this mean that I can't say "F%ckabee" anymore? That would really make me upset.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at April 25, 2015 09:06 AM (o/3Hk)

44 Does this mean that I can't say "F%ckabee" anymore? That would really make me upset.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at April 25, 2015 09:06 AM (o/3Hk)

only if you're a purity truuuuu-con can you get away with shitting on politicians, other wise you need to grab your toes

Posted by: The Dude at April 25, 2015 09:07 AM (SyKbw)

45

Jeb 2016: We agreed to not talk about all the weird stuff that happened in Mexico

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 25, 2015 09:08 AM (kdS6q)

46 Cold and raining. Where is the rest of the horde?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 09:10 AM (0FSuD)

47 would continuing to shit on Rand Paul get a free pass since he's not really a Republican? He really shouldn't fall under 11th Commandment

Posted by: The Dude at April 25, 2015 09:10 AM (SyKbw)

48 That was no Republican. That was a RINO.

Posted by: Ronaldy Reagnerfield at April 25, 2015 09:12 AM (ECUyd)

49 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 08:59 AM (VPLuQ)

The old "You can all go to hell and I will go to Texas" option? Did that myself two years ago, ain't looked back since. I love it here.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 25, 2015 09:12 AM (3HxZe)

50 But, that's only for national GOP figures? Not for us, right? Cuz McConnell is a douchebag.

Posted by: coondawg68 at April 25, 2015 09:13 AM (DZw1C)

51 But, that's only for national GOP figures? Not for us, right? Cuz McConnell is a douchebag.

Posted by: coondawg68 at April 25, 2015 09:13 AM (DZw1C)

God Bless Rand Paul for strongly helping him to get re-elected

Posted by: The Dude at April 25, 2015 09:14 AM (SyKbw)

52

Jeb! 2016

He's never given anyone herpes of the elbow!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 09:14 AM (KUa85)

53 I'm not a candidate, so, I'll continue to bad mouth.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 09:14 AM (4MMvf)

54 Is Jeb still a thing?

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 25, 2015 09:14 AM (A98Xu)

55 You let Washington redefine the definition of what a Republican stands for a long time ago in a country bound by a document no politician adheres too.

So blow me down , Popeye

Posted by: Winners Circle at April 25, 2015 09:15 AM (/WmRg)

56 Is Jeb still a thing?

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 25, 2015 09:14 AM (A98Xu)

Mr Electable is still a thing. Hell, Mitt Romney is still a thing

Posted by: The Dude at April 25, 2015 09:15 AM (SyKbw)

57 Cutting it short this morning so I can go watch my daughter's tennis match. But before I go...


F#ckabeeeeeee!


Posted by: fairweatherbill at April 25, 2015 09:16 AM (o/3Hk)

58 Damn, I thought Jeb was just some kind of internet punking because it's so stupid.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 25, 2015 09:18 AM (A98Xu)

59 It would be okay for McCain or any other Republican to say I do not agree with Rand Paul on national security. He could even say totally disagree. But to call him the worst possible candidate for President after saying that Obama was a perfectly fine candidate - well that is beyond the pale.

No one will tell him to STFU though so that means nothing.

Posted by: Major Bravo at April 25, 2015 09:18 AM (fCD2p)

60
Is Jeb still a thing?
Posted by: Seems Legit




Si!

Posted by: Montezuma Prescott Bush - Your 2036 GOP Candidate

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 25, 2015 09:19 AM (kdS6q)

61 He's never given anyone herpes of the elbow!





Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 09:14 AM (KUa85)

But his wife has?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 09:20 AM (0FSuD)

62 I am cutting it short also, just heading to the Super King and drop that vapid air horn starlette wanna be a twit note on what 29 dollars can really buy in the real world.
Of course that will be 36 HQ biers. But they will be HQ.

Posted by: Winners Circle at April 25, 2015 09:20 AM (/WmRg)

63 Sock fail

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:22 AM (fCD2p)

64
I thought you were referring to Bruce Jenner. If he ever donated to a republican, I havent found it.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 09:22 AM (iQIUe)

65 Now that we've had Oblabla as president-


we might as well go all the way and elect this guy*:


http://www.aintitcool.com/node/71264








*the "damaged' tattoo may be just a little too on point

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 09:23 AM (KUa85)

66 Biz Markie 2016

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:24 AM (fCD2p)

67 I'm all for Reagan's 11th commandment. But come on. The claim that Democrats don't also criticize each other has no basis at all in reality.

Posted by: JDJ at April 25, 2015 09:24 AM (/P+1F)

68 "one big reason why they win"

What the heck are you talking about? If you mean on a presidential level, I seem to remember a lot of Democrats talking bad about hillary in '08. I remember a lot of hillary supporters running down obama (including Bill!).

If you mean on a congressional level, they haven't been winning much lately.

Posted by: docweasel at April 25, 2015 09:24 AM (0r/VP)

69 There are outright crooks in the Republican Party. And to shut up about it means doing the republic a disservice.

If there are Republicans left who wanna turn their party into a conservative party beyond rituals, symbols and lipservice, they will have to start by accepting that Reagan was occasionally wrong, especially on the 11th command.

Posted by: Harley Quinn at April 25, 2015 09:25 AM (7k3iF)

70 19 Buzzion nailed it.
Thread over.
Cut the mike.

Posted by: Typo dynamofo at April 25, 2015 08:46 AM (i7JE3)



I paid for this mike.

Posted by: Zombie Ronald Reagan at April 25, 2015 09:25 AM (sdi6R)

71 Most of the southern state's Republican party structures are still made largely of converted Democrats. They were always conservatish, with a healthy dose of populism. That explains some of the oddities they have.

Posted by: toby928(C) mutters at April 25, 2015 09:26 AM (rwI+c)

72 Jeb Bush. At least he didn't make out with Hillary when he gave her an award.

Posted by: buzzion at April 25, 2015 08:55 AM (zt+N6)
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Were you backstage? Yeah, I didnt think so...

Posted by: Harley Quinn at April 25, 2015 09:28 AM (7k3iF)

73 @67 also, they've only been "winning" since '08. I'm sure we can all remember the Dem establishment's whispering campaign against Dean when they were deathly afraid he might the nomination and face another McGovern-type 49-state shellacking. The entire "Dean scream" thing was pushed by the democrat press, not the GOP. Conservatives would have _loved_ to face dean. Dems are just like republicans: the establishment starts a back-door hate campaign leaking to reporters of anyone they consider and "upstart"- we saw it destroy any chance Palin had of running for national office, as McCain staffers ran their bitch mouths about her after the loss.

Posted by: docweasel at April 25, 2015 09:28 AM (0r/VP)

74 @71

Not that much anymore, except for AL and MS. The rest of the South has grown their own Republicans. Even SC has grown out of the old Thurman group.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 09:28 AM (0FSuD)

75 67
I'm all for Reagan's 11th commandment. But come on. The claim that
Democrats don't also criticize each other has no basis at all in
reality.

Posted by: JDJ at April 25, 2015 09:24 AM (/P+1F)


Absolutely true. For example, Obama dislikes Menedez (who is worthy of dislike, but not for the reasons Obama dislikes him). It's how it's presented to the public.

The media are the enemy. The media are the enemy. The media, in case I was unclear, are the enemy.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at April 25, 2015 09:30 AM (yxw0r)

76 12th commandment
Thou shall not barter away national borders and reduce the national Republican party to permanent minority status for temporary tax breaks. To which R Maximus says whoopsie.

Posted by: Anthropology Guy at April 25, 2015 09:30 AM (lPdaT)

77 The Dean scream was not the end of Dean. Dean was. He finished third in Iowa despite all of his momentum and going to take the whole thing predictions. Turns out he was evitable.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:30 AM (fCD2p)

78 @74


Linzey?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 09:30 AM (4MMvf)

79 @74 graham inherited the Thurmond machine.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:31 AM (fCD2p)

80 I'm all for Reagan's 11th commandment. But come on. The claim that Democrats don't also criticize each other has no basis at all in reality.

Posted by: JDJ at April 25, 2015 09:24 AM (/P+1F)
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Im always reminded of the Dem primary in '08 when people argue that candidates must only be touched with satin gloves. Or that competitive, long primaries are to blame for losing presidential elections.

Posted by: Harley Quinn at April 25, 2015 09:32 AM (7k3iF)

81 Democrats ruthlessly police deviation from the party line, not criticism of other Democrats. Read your own blog, why don't you?

Posted by: Monty James at April 25, 2015 09:33 AM (RaJPc)

82 yes Dean was so defeated they gave him the chairmanship of the party, he was like the navigator in Prometheus, who carried
the facehuggers, (nutroots) within him,

Posted by: admiral marcus at April 25, 2015 09:35 AM (0u/CC)

83
They are going to execute those aussies who smuggled heroin out of Bali within the next 72 hours. It amazes me that the woman and her bf from chicago who beat her mother to death got 10 and 18 yrs prison but these guys get death.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 09:38 AM (iQIUe)

84 ...anything short of mass-murder...


*****


I'm not sure the Dems include that proviso.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 09:38 AM (NeFrd)

85 Posted by: docweasel at April 25, 2015 09:24 AM (0r/VP)

They win in the court of public opinion and in the media. And that carries over into electoral victories that would not have occurred had they behaved like the Republican party.

Rigid adherence to message, slavish allegiance to the party, and a profound understanding that unity...at least perceived unity...wins elections.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 25, 2015 09:39 AM (Zu3d9)

86 79
@74 graham inherited the Thurmond machine.





Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:31 AM (fCD2p)

Well, not really. Graham is from the Mountains, Strum was from DC, ha ha.

Best I can tell there is no Thurman machine left. I see three influences. MB, Charleston and the Up State.

MB, lots of retirees, very conservative. Charleston, lots of new residents. Home of Tim Scott!. Up State? Leslie's territory, lots of industry, think tires and BMW. I am leaving out HH with it's Yankees.


Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 09:40 AM (0FSuD)

87 12th commandment
Thou shall not barter away national borders and reduce the national Republican party to permanent minority status for temporary tax breaks. To which R Maximus says whoopsie.

Posted by: Anthropology Guy at April 25, 2015 09:30 AM (lPdaT)
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I disagree here. Republicans dont support amnesty to become a permanent minority party and they wouldnt be. But they would have to move significantly to the left to adapt to the new demographics and win elections in this new environment.

The party could still be competitive, ut conservatism would be roadkill.

Posted by: Harley Quinn at April 25, 2015 09:41 AM (7k3iF)

88 So what you want to be already is in force. It's just that the ones who are enforcing the rules aren't the ones you want enforcing the rules.

The system itself is corrupt and by forcing a blind obedience it becomes even more corrupt and opaque.

Transparency and expression of opinion is how to counter that.

The guys who are running the Senate and House love to hear crap like "don't criticize a fellow Republican".

And do we really want to emulate the Democrats even more?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 25, 2015 09:42 AM (zRby/)

89 Apropos of nothing-

this fairy tale movie, "The Tale of Tales" looks like it might have the goods to be totally awesome:

However, trailer is NSFW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3hVmpGzl7A


Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 09:43 AM (KUa85)

90
slavish allegiance to the party...wins elections.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo




So, the GOP's problem is -- it's not slavish enough?

Posted by: Abraham Lincoln

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 25, 2015 09:44 AM (kdS6q)

91 We don't shoot until we see the whites of our eyes.

Posted by: Colonel Haiku at April 25, 2015 09:44 AM (Y8JQ4)

92 " The old "You can all go to hell and I will go to Texas" option? Did that myself two years ago, ain't looked back since. I love it here."

Interestingly, we had dinner last night with Mrs VIA's closest childhood friend, after the two of them spent the day at Arlington visiting her late husbands grave.

She had relocated to Texas several years ago, and has no intention of ever residing behind progressive enemy lines again.

As Mrs VIA was born at Ft Hood, she is a native Texan (sort of), but her family roots spread out of Charleston from the 1700's.

I don't know where we will be in two years...but I can tell you where we won't be.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 09:44 AM (VPLuQ)

93 I believe the 11th commandment only applies in elections and only when running against the Left. Voter suppression by your own side because their chosen candidate didn't get in is the point.

Posted by: Cruzinator at April 25, 2015 09:45 AM (P7ulB)

94 Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 09:40 AM (0FSuD)

Lindsey's primary opponents were competitive in the Upstate...not so much Low country and Midlands.

Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2015 09:45 AM (HtUkt)

95 We don't shoot until we see the whites of our eyes.

Posted by: Colonel Haiku at April 25, 2015 09:44 AM (Y8JQ4)
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I just lost an eyeball and see it lying on the ground. Does that count?

Posted by: Leper at April 25, 2015 09:46 AM (7k3iF)

96 "I just lost an eyeball and see it lying on the ground. Does that count?"

If you know where it is, you haven't really lost it, have you?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 09:47 AM (VPLuQ)

97 "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3hVmpGzl7A"



Drug trip. With John C. Reilly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 09:48 AM (4MMvf)

98 @86 Graham is not from the mountains. He is from Thoroughbred country which is where Thurmond is from. Edgefield area. He still carries a lot of the old Thurmond machine.

SCs Republican Party is mostly built out of the old Democrat machine politics. That is only recently getting broken up. Nikki Haley is from the new crowd. That is why a lot of Republicans in SC don't like her. Tim Scott comes from Charleston but he is not of the old machine. He is from the new crowd that is why Haley appointed him.
Regional power bases in SC are Columbia, Upcountry, Low Country and Edgefield. MB is kind of a new but growing political base.


Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:49 AM (fCD2p)

99 With claims of being a Republican, Bruce Jenner is still a freak.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at April 25, 2015 09:49 AM (e8kgV)

100 Lindsey's primary opponents were competitive in the Upstate...not so much Low country and Midlands.

Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2015 09:45 AM (HtUkt)

Well, if I remember correctly, there were too many of them.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 09:50 AM (0FSuD)

101 Reagan was a former Democrat, and famously said, "The party left me."

I wonder what he would say about the Republican Party today?

Posted by: rickl at April 25, 2015 09:50 AM (sdi6R)

102 At the rate people are coming over the border TX may only be TX for a little while longer. I mean it will probably continue to be a state, but the Democrats are doing everything they can to turn TX blue, are they not?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2015 09:51 AM (DXzRD)

103 Anna Kooiman needs a good hard spanking. *sigh* Fine. I'll volunteer.

Posted by: Just some guy at April 25, 2015 09:52 AM (yxw0r)

104 "With claims of being a Republican, Bruce Jenner is still a freak."


He also claimed to be a woman.

Both claims are suspect.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 09:52 AM (VPLuQ)

105 'With claims of being a Republican, Bruce Jenner is still a freak.'


Big tent baby!

Posted by: freaked at April 25, 2015 09:53 AM (JdEZJ)

106 Big tent baby!

Posted by: freaked at April 25, 2015 09:53 AM (JdEZJ)
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Im confused. Isnt the point of this whole thing that there wont be a big tent anymore?

Posted by: Harley Quinn at April 25, 2015 09:55 AM (6WFjo)

107 Posted by: JDJ at April 25, 2015 09:24 AM (/P+1F)

Not on a national level. In individual races? Of course!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 25, 2015 09:55 AM (Zu3d9)

108 @98

Stand corrected. I though Edgefield was up near Clemson.



I would call Camden horse country and Edgefield farm land? Isn't Nikki from around Edgefield?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 09:56 AM (0FSuD)

109 When I lived in Aiken, SC Graham was my Congressman.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:57 AM (Sq5z0)

110 A big freaking circus tent.

Posted by: freaked at April 25, 2015 09:57 AM (JdEZJ)

111 should be policed ruthlessly by the political hierarchy.

I think it is. But conservatives are not considered their 'fellow Republicans'.

Posted by: t-bird at April 25, 2015 09:57 AM (FcR7P)

112 Nikki Haley is from Lexington which is Columbia area.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:58 AM (Sq5z0)

113 Has the GOP decided yet on its response to the Ostend Circular?
From the looks of their platform, they should have dissolved once Kansas got statehood and the contracts were let for the Transcontinental Railroad.

I wonder if "Washington" has redefined the party, or if perhaps a couple of generations of conservatives have misunderstood its principles.

Now the Dems, there was some re-defining. By Eleanor, mostly.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 25, 2015 09:58 AM (xq1UY)

114 @102

Nationally, yes. At the state/local level they aren't near the force. For now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 09:58 AM (4MMvf)

115 Posted by: FenelonSpokeatApril25, 2015 09:51 AM(DXzRD)

Reports from Texas Horde with dem family members say thet the Texas dems don't like "turn Texas blue" at all because tTb is openly unamerican.

Also, many of us have "gone to Texas" and are bringing *our* families so at the very least it is balancing out tTb if not outpacing them.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 25, 2015 09:59 AM (GDulk)

116 Camden though the Cup is there is not Thoroughbred country. That's Aiken and Edgefield.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 10:00 AM (Sq5z0)

117 Thou shalt not undermine the efforts of thy fellow Constitutional Republicans.

Not as snappy or succinct, but the times are twisted.

Posted by: Ronald Reagan Updated at April 25, 2015 10:00 AM (ECUyd)

118 109
When I lived in Aiken, SC Graham was my Congressman.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:57 AM (Sq5z0)

Well, that really doesn't tell you much, the way the districts run. The Rock Hill congressman also represents MB.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:00 AM (0FSuD)

119 John McCain needs to be officially kicked out of the party.

Posted by: madamex at April 25, 2015 10:01 AM (1zsKV)

120 If I remember correctly, Leslie ran on his AF service and was appointed before he ran? Is that right?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:01 AM (0FSuD)

121 11 3

I'm a Republican, a Christian, and I hate my dick.

Posted by: Miss Brucealina Jenner at April 25, 2015 08:36 AM (P330y)

Can I have it?

Posted by: Barney at April 25, 2015 08:42 AM (0FSuD)


Nuh-uh. I called it first.

Posted by: Chaz Bono at April 25, 2015 10:01 AM (l3LvV)

122 Watching an old "Batman" short from the 40s or 50s on TCM.


Didn't even know it existed.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 10:02 AM (4MMvf)

123 I'm glad to hear you're bringing your families, but aren't the high level of illegals balancing out the conservatives? Seems like a lot of them will be voting
Democrat. This is not a knock on Texas. I see that many people go there and are very happy, but I have heard Texas replants and natives both saying the leftists are encroaching everywhere.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2015 10:03 AM (DXzRD)

124 But conservatives are not considered their 'fellow Republicans'.

Posted by: t-bird at April 25, 2015 09:57 AM (FcR7P)

There's the rub.

The party exists in its current state as a conduit for money to flow to the leadership. There is no sense of a political philosophy that encompasses us. If we threaten to disturb the money, then we become targets....ignoring the 11th.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 25, 2015 10:03 AM (Zu3d9)

125 Another reason NOT to live in Philly.



http://tinyurl.com/q4w8ar3

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:03 AM (0FSuD)

126 Bruce Jenner is about to see a part of his dick that few men can lay claim to seeing.


The other end.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 10:03 AM (VPLuQ)

127 Columbia proper is in Richland county and that is typically where old Columbia power base was. Lexington has grown rapidly over past 30 years and there are a lot of transplants but those transplants are more conservative than the old school Republicans in SC.

Graham benefits not just from his Thurmond ties but also McCain. They love McCain in SC because he was a POW.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 10:03 AM (Sq5z0)

128 According to rumor, there is supposed to be another book out by Sweizer (?) outlining financial connections for Jeb Bush. As an ongoing concern, I have heard rumors that Neil Bush (a brother?) is heavily involved in the US testing scene and textbook revisions. Of course, that kind of petty influence-peddling is just SOP for the Washington swamp, but I have serious reservations about Jeb and do not support him at all.

Does not come even close to the international Clinton Global Initiative, but if anyone has any real information, I would appreciate it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 25, 2015 10:04 AM (MIKMs)

129 116
Camden though the Cup is there is not Thoroughbred country. That's Aiken and Edgefield.



Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 10:00 AM (Sq5z0)

Well, I never knew that. All my buddies that live in Camden with their horses need to move. I knew Aiken had a very rich crowd, but I didn't think they compared to Camden. At least not according to my Camden buddies, ha ha.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:06 AM (0FSuD)

130 "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3hVmpGzl7A"



Drug trip. With John C. Reilly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 09:48 AM (4MMvf)



You say that like it's a bad thing.


I'd say the big risk is that it's a European flick-

which often translates into: interesting idea, some great visuals, piss poor writing, lousy execution, questionable CGI, heavy handed leftist allegory.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 10:07 AM (KUa85)

131 I'm a Republican, a Christian, and I hate my dick.
Posted by: Miss Brucealina Jenner

Yeah, boy, we've got Brucealina and Charlie Sheen. Who can stop us now, dadgum?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 25, 2015 10:07 AM (dOk+5)

132 ... Now the Dems, there was some re-defining. By Eleanor, mostly.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 25, 2015 09:58 AM (xq1UY)

I remember one afternoon discussing who would we go back and kill to change the course of the past 100 years. My recommendation was Eleanor.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 25, 2015 10:07 AM (MIKMs)

133 Graham benefits not just from his Thurmond ties but also McCain. They love McCain in SC because he was a POW.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 10:03 AM (Sq5z0)

True dat. He came to the Charleston's St Patty's day celebration, a club party, and a friend of mine went. Said he was hilarious and cussed like the sailor he is.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:08 AM (0FSuD)

134 Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 09:49 AM (fCD2p)

Lindsey is from Seneca....was 3rd district rep before Senate.

Well, if I remember correctly, there were too many of them.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 09:50 AM (0FSuD)

Yep

Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2015 10:08 AM (HtUkt)

135 "You say that like it's a bad thing."


No, I like John C. Reilly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 10:09 AM (4MMvf)

136 @120 yes Graham does tout his AF service. He was also a big part of the impeachment team acting as lead counsel. I think he got burned by that whole process and that helps make him RINOish. (it had an effect. Scarborough was part of that team also).

I think Graham was appointed to the Senate after Stroms death. There was a good bit of struggle about that as many people wanted Carroll Campbell who was an upstater to get it.

Greenville-Spartanburg has been cut out of the major positions for a while.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 10:11 AM (Sq5z0)

137 @134

Then I WAS right, Leslie if from up near Clemson and that is in the Mountains. What is this Edgefield shit about?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:11 AM (0FSuD)

138 Speaking of Brucealina, did you see the prog tolerance?

http://tinyurl.com/or7dh7f

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 25, 2015 10:13 AM (t305G)

139 I liked the shit out of Carol Campbell.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:13 AM (0FSuD)

140 Fuck the political hierarchy.

Posted by: In the bunker at April 25, 2015 10:14 AM (jPvN0)

141 Leave (fill in blank with Bruce Jenner girl name) alone!!

Posted by: madamex at April 25, 2015 10:14 AM (1zsKV)

142 123 I'm glad to hear you're bringing your families, but aren't the high level of illegals balancing out the conservatives? Seems like a lot of them will be voting
Democrat. This is not a knock on Texas. I see that many people go there and are very happy, but I have heard Texas replants and natives both saying the leftists are encroaching everywhere.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2015 10:03 AM (DXzRD)



Also all the refugees from California. History teaches that a sizable percentage will bring their voting habits with them.

Posted by: rickl at April 25, 2015 10:14 AM (sdi6R)

143
I only see the Washington Party

and the rest of us.

Posted by: mrp at April 25, 2015 10:16 AM (JBggj)

144 123 I'm glad to hear you're bringing your families, but aren't the high level of illegals balancing out the conservatives? Seems like a lot of them will be voting
Democrat. This is not a knock on Texas. I see that many people go there and are very happy, but I have heard Texas replants and natives both saying the leftists are encroaching everywhere.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2015 10:03 AM (DXzRD)

One thing that helps is that the conservative transplants here tend to be politically engaged and registered to vote. Illegals can't vote (yet),and for now their kids are too young to vote. Even when they are elegilble to vote, they don't vote in as high percentages.

Down the road we have a lot to worry about, but for now, the utter incompetence of the turn Texas blue people has actually hurt the Dems. They don't know how to work Hispanic towns for one thing. Greg Abbott actually did a better job at that because he's from here and his wife's Hispanic. Pasty white Wendy Davis did worse than previous Dem candidates overall, and Abbott almost matched her in Hispanic votes.

Posted by: stace at April 25, 2015 10:16 AM (CoX6k)

145 "Leave (fill in blank with Bruce Jenner girl name) alone!!"

Bridget?

Belinda?

Brucinda?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 10:16 AM (4MMvf)

146 Any national Republican figure who publicly criticizes a Republican candidate for anything short of mass-murder should be immediately ostracized, marginalized, and repudiated. The Democrats do it, and that's one big reason why they win.


**coughing BullShit **

Posted by: DaveA at April 25, 2015 10:17 AM (DL2i+)

147 He was also a big part of the impeachment team acting as lead counsel.

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I heard some talking head say that the Rethugs are gun shy of impeachment after the Clinton fiasco. You mean that fiasco when the Thugs won the White House and both houses of congress the next election?

I mean, sure, it was only a Bush, but still.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 25, 2015 10:19 AM (ifw3z)

148 Is there any reason to go to the Post Office to see what bills I got?



Thinking.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:21 AM (0FSuD)

149 I like the idea of our candidates competing by each trying to do the best job of taking down the Democrat rather than trying to take each other down.

Posted by: Mindy at April 25, 2015 10:21 AM (OYnFN)

150 Brucilla

Posted by: Mike Hammer.etc., etc. at April 25, 2015 10:22 AM (QyBQv)

151 Brucilla or Godzilla, who's the bigger freak.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 25, 2015 10:23 AM (gb7wH)

152 He also claimed to be a woman.

Both claims are suspect.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 09:52 AM (VPLuQ)


****


And no amount o surgery can make either one become a reality.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 10:24 AM (NeFrd)

153 Okay looked it up Graham ran for the Senate he was not appointed.

Graham is from NW SC but his power base is Edgefield not G-S so he really isn't "upcountry".

It's a SC thing you wouldn't understand .

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 10:24 AM (Sq5z0)

154 "Brucilla or Godzilla, who's the bigger freak."

Godzilla is a man in a monster costume.
Bruce is a man wearing a dress and make-up.





you decide.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 10:25 AM (VPLuQ)

155 Nikki Haley is from Bamberg , went to high school in Orangeburg .
She's a low country girl .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 25, 2015 10:26 AM (Z+Mqb)

156 the Medici's brother Neil did come up with the Ignite software, that is the template for most NCLB testing regimes, and he had a lot of Middle Eastern and Russian investors to fund him,

Posted by: admiral marcus at April 25, 2015 10:26 AM (0u/CC)

157 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 10:24 AM (NeFrd)

Don't call it surgery.

It's mutilation. The man needs psychotherapy and drug therapy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 25, 2015 10:26 AM (Zu3d9)

158 >>>>>Illegals can't vote (yet)

Posted by: stace at April 25, 2015 10:16 AM (CoX6k)
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We fixed that here in Colorado by "accidentally" issuing resident driver's licenses to illegals. Twice!

Oopsie!

Posted by: Mindy at April 25, 2015 10:27 AM (OYnFN)

159 "And no amount o surgery can make either one become a reality."

It's a shame his fantasy isn't that he's a small rug at the front door.



He could hack his arms and legs off, and go by the name of.....


Mat.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 25, 2015 10:27 AM (VPLuQ)

160
I really dont see how taking hormones can ever calm a man down. It seems dishonest to take steps towards gender reassignment and keep marrying and popping out kids. Did he tell his wives this before he married them?

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

161 @77 The point is, Democrat establishment types worked behind the scenes to derail Dean and plenty of them "spoke ill of him" - the reason he lost in Iowa, after having a 30% lead there, was the undermining other dems did against him. The "scream" was the final nail in his coffin.

Posted by: docweasel at April 25, 2015 10:28 AM (0r/VP)

162 @155 but she served in the SC legislature from Lexington and she lives in Lexington. Thats where her political power base is not Bamberg.

Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 10:28 AM (Sq5z0)

163 I think what Bruce Jenner meant was that he is a symbol of the Republican Party. Because dickless.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 25, 2015 10:28 AM (0bXhD)

164 Death count in Nepal quake reportedly over 700 now. (/Weasel Zippers)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 10:29 AM (NeFrd)

165 Now anyone who criticizes or disagrees with Jenner must be attacked.

I bet he either chickens out in the end or has it done and commit suicide within a year or two.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 10:29 AM (iQIUe)

166 Brucilla comes out as a Rethug and Mount Everest shakes.

See WZ.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 25, 2015 10:31 AM (GzTAT)

167 We're polishing the brass on the Titanic while planeloads of muslim refugees are being strategically placed to 'fundamentally transform' this country. Our communities will be transformed, our schools will be transformed, our crime rate will soar, your rights and liberties will disappear. All of which you will pay for. The middle class -- saddled with the bill -- will suffer even more, while the poor will fight for the crumbs left on the floor.
Does even one multimillionaire Republican in the Senate give a shit? Behind the gates of their communities and in their pricey private schools they're not going to notice much change.
We don't have a party any more.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at April 25, 2015 10:32 AM (xQX/f)

168 " Did he tell his wives this before he married them?"


He says he told them afterward. He and that Kardashian chick hooked up when he was going through his first hormone treatments and he had boobs.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 10:32 AM (4MMvf)

169 It's a SC thing you wouldn't understand .





Posted by: blaster at April 25, 2015 10:24 AM (Sq5z0)

Right, my house at Pawley's and the fact I went to first grade in Columbia and my God Father was in the legislature and my dad worked for Sturms write in campaign in 1954, I have a signed Senate cafeteria menu from him.


I simply have no clue about SC politics. None.
Did I mention the Secretary of Commerce was in my wedding? ha ha



I have no fcuking clue. ha ha

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:32 AM (0FSuD)

170 I think what Bruce Jenner meant was that he is a symbol of the Republican Party. Because dickless.

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Thread winner.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 25, 2015 10:33 AM (GzTAT)

171 @163


Heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 10:33 AM (4MMvf)

172 >>> The Democrats do it, and that's one big reason why they win.

The Dems also win because they infiltrate and subvert organizations by pretending to be what tjey are not, and because they pander to the worst character flaws in human nature. Things a true conservative would be unable to do. And we did win. Our problem at this point isn't "winning", but a complete lack of integrity by professing Rs.
Rs should not be exempt from criticism merely because they attach a label to themselves.

It's a mistake to flee to some deontological rule, as if that's a panacea.

Posted by: Sunni LeBeouf at April 25, 2015 10:33 AM (cIoI4)

173 OK, going to do post office. Anyone need any stamps?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 25, 2015 10:35 AM (0FSuD)

174 I can't help but wonder if part of the reason is the left leaders act like pack animals while right leaders are more independent and self-sufficient.

Posted by: BamaBubba at April 25, 2015 10:39 AM (vKTRb)

175 The best line was the one on the ONT about Jenner being the only Kardashian woman who's ever actually accomplished anything.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 25, 2015 10:41 AM (0bXhD)

176 I have to go ditch the bathrobe and throw on some clothes, maybe brush my teeth, to catch the Fiesta Pooch Parade, which is passes by two blocks away from the house.

It's thousands of dogs in costumes, and some ride on miniature floats their owners create.

Any excuse for a party here. I love San Antonio.

Posted by: stace at April 25, 2015 10:41 AM (CoX6k)

177 Greetings pixel people.

Got some kind of funk, my own personal fresh hell, except it doesn't feel very fresh at all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at April 25, 2015 10:42 AM (0HooB)

178 The Democrats do it, and that's one big reason why they win.

So...second look at vote fraud?

Posted by: t-bird at April 25, 2015 10:42 AM (FcR7P)

179 I bet he either chickens out in the end or has it done and commit suicide within a year or two.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 10:29 AM (iQIUe)


Transexual is about as close as you can come to committing suicide-

without, you know, actually killing yourself.

The self-hate there has to be enormous.


So, yeah, putting Jenner in your death pool is a safe bet.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 10:42 AM (KUa85)

180
That magpie and dog playing in the sidebar is something else. LOL

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 10:43 AM (iQIUe)

181 We fixed that here in Colorado by "accidentally" issuing resident driver's licenses to illegals. Twice!

****


Missus Muldoon was at the DMV renewing last week (in CO). She made a little small talk about whether they were busy or not and the clerk muttered something about the economy going to pot under Obama. Then she glanced at a Hispanic customer down the counter and muttered something about "it's a shame that we are issuing licenses to people who aren't here legally." Then she said something about "maybe it's time for another 1776."

Rather surprising commentary coming from the DMV, I thought.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 10:44 AM (NeFrd)

182 It's a mistake to flee to some deontological rule, as if that's a panacea.

Crap. Now I have to find a dictionary. I've never even seen 'deontological' before.

Posted by: t-bird at April 25, 2015 10:44 AM (FcR7P)

183 deontological rule,

****


Isn't that like "floss after every meal"?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 10:47 AM (NeFrd)

184 Careful boys, she'll put your eyes out while microagressing.

https://youtu.be/EpkVemdtjpU

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 25, 2015 10:49 AM (lQHc1)

185 "That magpie..."


That bird is a character.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 10:50 AM (4MMvf)

186 When I was a kid I had to go to deontologist. Dad bitched about demoney for months.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 25, 2015 10:51 AM (0bXhD)

187 Rather surprising commentary coming from the DMV, I thought.

When you've lost the DMV...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at April 25, 2015 10:52 AM (0HooB)

188 One trade is denied Bruce Jenner: He can never become a tailor because he is unable to mend straight.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 25, 2015 10:53 AM (0bXhD)

189 Nonsense.

The GOP is a fake opposition party.

It is stupid to be loyal to it.

Posted by: eman at April 25, 2015 10:54 AM (MQEz6)

190 "Any national Republican figure who publicly criticizes a Republican candidate for anything short of mass-murder should be immediately ostracized, marginalized, and repudiated."


And if you do (looking at you John), could you wait until the election is over? Is that too much to ask?

Posted by: Sarah Palin at April 25, 2015 10:55 AM (0WGj+)

191 Hillary speaking of the Scourge of Sexual Assault in her first big speech: "Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need."

Muldoon: "So we can mark you down as in favor of gun rights, campus carry, 'shall issue', and reciprocity?"


Just sayin'

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 10:55 AM (NeFrd)

192 I really dont see how taking hormones can ever calm a man down. It seems dishonest to take steps towards gender reassignment and keep marrying and popping out kids. Did he tell his wives this before he married them?

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

*********

Although there can be changes to emotion, the real point of hormones (estrogen and androgen blockers) is to change hair growth patterns (ie, halting alopecia and facial hair growth), and changing fat distribution (ie causing it to accumulate in breasts, thighs and buttocks instead of the belly).

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at April 25, 2015 10:55 AM (XrHO0)

193 Hillary speaking of the Scourge of Sexual Assault in her first big speech: "Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need."

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Bill woulda been there but he was banging teenage sex slaves on Orgy Island.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 25, 2015 10:59 AM (vZlIf)

194 Rather surprising commentary coming from the DMV, I thought.

My sisters a lefty, been that way all her life, then took a govt job in southern FL. She became even more anti-immigrant then me. The stories she told of the 'entitled' mentality of some of those people shocked even me.
Govt workers can still be middle class and see their tax dollars being shit away. Just wish there were more of them openly making more noise. Not whispering under their breath.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at April 25, 2015 10:59 AM (xQX/f)

195 Then she said something about "maybe it's time for another 1776."

Rather surprising commentary coming from the DMV, I thought.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 10:44 AM (NeFrd)
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Holy cow.

Maybe the revolution will start within the ugly black heart of the system.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 25, 2015 11:01 AM (KH1sk)

196 Seriously, the guy is in his fifties. How much time as a "woman" does he think he's gonna have?

Strike that. How much time as a FUGLY "woman" does he think he's gonna have?

Bea Arthur was a better-looking trannie than Jenner is.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 25, 2015 11:03 AM (0bXhD)

197 Just wish there were more of them openly making more noise. Not whispering under their breath.

****

Yeah. That's sort of the question isn't it? Will there be enough suppression through workplace intimidation, social media shaming and outright threats to keep all of that under wraps, or will there be a sea change among the worker bees? I'm not smart enough to predict how it will play out.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 11:04 AM (NeFrd)

198 "Seriously, the guy is in his fifties."


65

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 11:04 AM (4MMvf)

199 A cartoon of the Clinton Crime Cabal Partnership

http://tinyurl.com/qzqnd5v

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 25, 2015 11:04 AM (lQHc1)

200 Fuck the GOP.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 25, 2015 11:06 AM (QRz0C)

201 Nood up Avros

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 25, 2015 11:06 AM (KH1sk)

202 Posted by: Sunni LeBeouf at April 25, 2015 10:33 AM (cIoI4)

No, it's rational, and good politics. That it is a rule is secondary.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 25, 2015 11:06 AM (Zu3d9)

203 "Seriously, the guy is in his fifties."


65

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 11:04 AM (4MMvf)



Just in time to become a Crazy Cat Lady.


Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2015 11:07 AM (KUa85)

204 I do think Republicans need to do a better job of this, both wings do it and both wings will swear up and down it's only the other side that does it.

You almost never see Democrats engage in this.

Posted by: Kal at April 25, 2015 11:07 AM (13G+x)

205 How much time as a "woman" does he think he's gonna have?

****


Sociological studies have demonstrated that old folks homes are consistently gender normative. Those sunset years could be rough on Mx. Jenner. Although he might excel in the rec room at Wii Decathlon.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 25, 2015 11:08 AM (NeFrd)

206 cartoon of the Clinton Crime Cabal Partnership

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Heh.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at April 25, 2015 11:08 AM (QYFHh)

207 65

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 25, 2015 11:04 AM (4MMvf)


Jaysus! And he's 6'2".

Well, I still say Bea Arthur is better looking. Plus, I bet she had a bigger dick.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 25, 2015 11:11 AM (0bXhD)

208 Seriously, the guy is in his fifties. How much time as a "woman" does he think he's gonna have?

Strike that. How much time as a FUGLY "woman" does he think he's gonna have?

Bea Arthur was a better-looking trannie than Jenner is.
Posted by: jwpaine at April 25, 2015 11:03 AM (0bXhD)
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He was asked this (nicely) by Diane Sawyer. He seemed well aware of the fact that he would be an old broad. He basically said he didn't want to go to his grave before at least trying to become who he wanted to be.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 25, 2015 11:12 AM (KH1sk)

209 Jenner is 65- will be 66 in the fall.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 11:13 AM (iQIUe)

210 The Republican Party is THE party of priciple!

Posted by: Thad Cochran's Meth Dealer at April 25, 2015 11:13 AM (QRz0C)

211 No one is stopping him from wearing makeup or dresses. But why does he think cutting off his dick will make him a woman or as he put it "who he wanted to be" - a guy without a dick?

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 11:14 AM (iQIUe)

212 What do you think they do with the dicks after they cut them off? I had heard that they use them to make the va jay jay. If not, I guess it goes to pathology and then back to the owner if he wants it.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 25, 2015 11:15 AM (iQIUe)

213 Meh, what does an Establishment RINO like Reagan know?

Posted by: Shoot Me at April 25, 2015 11:21 AM (EQcfE)

214 What do you think they do with the dicks after they cut them off?

Drudge had some link up yesterday about 'foreskin facials'. Apparently, it's a thing.

Countdown until Jewish mohels are accused of 'harvesting' gentile foreskins for profit?
10, 9, 8...

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at April 25, 2015 11:22 AM (xQX/f)

215 The Lancaster post disappearing sucks.

Posted by: Ed Anger at April 25, 2015 11:22 AM (RcpcZ)

216 Crikies, did the Heinies blow up the Lancaster thread?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 25, 2015 11:22 AM (lQHc1)

217 Lancaster post will go up later. Fundamental Concepts looks like it is almost ready.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 25, 2015 11:24 AM (Zu3d9)

218 "What do you think they do with the dicks after they cut them off?"

Finally we get to the important question.

Posted by: Jeffery Dahmer at April 25, 2015 11:25 AM (QRz0C)

219 I meant "deontological" in the sense of a rulethat can never be broken regardless of other considerations, like "if you're hiding a fleeing Christian who refuses to cater gay weddings, and a mob of lesbian gym teachers knocks at your door to ask if you've seen them, you shouldn't lie, not even then". But most would agree life's too subtle for hard and fast rules like that.
But if murder is the only justification for denouncing a GOPer, it seems we're approaching that mindset.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at April 25, 2015 11:26 AM (3F6F8)

220 Nothing in the republican policy platform says "we got your back" like a pound of roofies and meth.

Posted by: Fritz at April 25, 2015 11:29 AM (ty633)

221 Wow. Sure lucky I didn't comment on that one!

So, would "Gentile Foreskins" be a great name for a rock band, or what?
Mancard corner-clip for first one to say "I saw Gentile Foreskins open for..."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 25, 2015 11:29 AM (xq1UY)

222 Let's count up the names of the Republican party establishment who have gotten and maintained their power while adhering to Reagan's 11th commandment.

Let's see, there's Romney...
Anybody else? Because I've got nothin'.

Posted by: Luke at April 25, 2015 11:32 AM (glRuy)

223 Seriously, though, fuck the GOP. There's been precious little to support about any Republican for a long time now. If I can't speak ill about any of them, that means I basically can't talk politics at this point.

Posted by: holygoat at April 25, 2015 11:34 AM (0KY5i)

224 Let's count up the names of the Republican party establishment who have gotten and maintained their power while adhering to Reagan's 11th commandment.

Let's see, there's Romney...
Anybody else? Because I've got nothin'.
Posted by: Luke at April 25, 2015 11:32 AM (glRuy)

******

You are forgetting the primaries. He ripped other Rs to shreds. It was only in the General that he laid down and played dead to Barky.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 25, 2015 11:41 AM (XrHO0)

225 Love Ronnie but that statement was horseshit through and through, he had no problem what so ever attacking Gerald Ford and costing him the election to Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: whatmeworry? at April 25, 2015 11:42 AM (dZGNV)

226 I'll never speak ill of another Republican, except for those Teabagger cocksuckers.

Posted by: Jeb at April 25, 2015 11:44 AM (QRz0C)

227 Unless its Jeb Bush. The hell with him. But seriously who cares about the GOP? I've only been a member very briefly during a few primaries for all it mattered in my state. I have no allegiance to the party whatsoever. Any leaning I had toward the Republicans they've lost through their actions and rhetoric last election.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 25, 2015 11:45 AM (39g3+)

228 Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: Thad Cochran with a Suitcase Full of Cash at April 25, 2015 11:46 AM (QRz0C)

229 So do RINOs fall under the 11th commandment?

For example, if someone calls fellow Senators (who I happen to agree with) "wacko birds" is it okay for me to denounce him and call him an asshat?

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 25, 2015 11:50 AM (AkOaV)

230
the first meeting of the newly formed republican party was held in a schoolhouse in wisconsin...just asyin

Posted by: kj at April 25, 2015 12:19 PM (lKyWE)

231 i second the emotion, expressed several times above:

i'm a conservative... the GOPe can go attempt aerial intercourse with the rotating pastry of their preferred orientation.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 25, 2015 12:33 PM (044Yr)

232 People keep using this word RINO to denigrate elite moderate to left leaning Republicans. Guys... Reagan was the RINO. He defied the party, he was the outlier, not guys like McCain, Snowe, and Graham. That's been the party core for over a century. The Republicans in Name Only are the conservatives.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 25, 2015 01:04 PM (39g3+)

233 Love Ronnie but that statement was horseshit through and through, he had no problem what so ever attacking Gerald Ford and costing him the election to Jimmy Carter.
Posted by: whatmeworry? at April 25, 2015 11:42 AM (dZGNV)

Finally, some sanity. THANK YOU. I'm not sure if Ford could have beat Carter, but this revisionist nonsense about "Reagan's Eleventh Commandment" needs to be slapped down.

Reagan was smart, eloquent and eminently likable. He was not, however, someone who never attacked or criticized other Republicans. Some of his sharpest debates were with other Republicans over things like the Panama Canal. Good grief, he primaried a SITTING REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT!

Posted by: Doug at April 25, 2015 01:24 PM (yNjgJ)

234 If the GOP would muster the same iron party discipline in Congressional votes that the Democrats do, I might accept that commandment.

Posted by: Brett at April 25, 2015 01:30 PM (9V4zq)

235 Republicans are out of the closet now.
Expect soon Republicans will show their political validity by demonstrating how they Lewinsky better than their other Republican comrades. Much the like McConnel and Boner competition. Which wears out the knee pads better and faster than the other ?
They laugh, promising to represent and counteract the demorats if people would just elect them, Republicans promptly don the demorat friendly kneepads, get on their knees, and our perform any porn star today.

Posted by: ron n. at April 25, 2015 02:03 PM (YVQn/)

236 nope, not buying it, this is just GOPe-speak for "we get to trash any conservative candidate but conservatives must not criticize the Establishment candidate."

so, how it works out is that they get bash Cruz and Paul relentlessly but we must keep our moths shut about Bush and Rubio.

... not going to happen.

Posted by: Shoey at April 25, 2015 02:56 PM (vA94g)

237 #115 Hey, I did my part to help Turn Texas Blue...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lq6hfpw

...can't imagine why it didn't work...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 25, 2015 03:28 PM (XO6WW)

238 But then how would the establishment be able to collaborate with the Marxist party if they allow the few remaining capitalists in the republican party a seat at the table? The author of this piece is operating under an obsolete assumption, that the republican party wants a say in policy. The 80s are long gone, and so is the republican party. I read on Breitbart yesterday that every vote passed since the new republican senate majority was seated has enjoyed 93% democrat support. It doesn't matter which party wins. That's not whining or sour grapes. It's a statistical reality. Boycott the republicans. Republicans winning does more harm than good, because the republican party is crowding out a true capitalist party by duping its capitalist suporters, regular people, into supporting the democrat agenda.

Posted by: Skinny Pete at April 25, 2015 03:46 PM (gCivS)

239 Nope. This is how we get the "slightly better than the Democrats" Republican Party. Reagan was great, but he was not always right. NoClinton/NoBush 2016.

Posted by: Rob at April 25, 2015 06:15 PM (N9VzO)

240 "...but a robust debate about the many issues confronting our great country is vital to the political process..."

Except in the primaries among Republicans?

Sorry, doesn't wash. No one respects Reagan more, but he's not God and all strategies depend on context.

The reason Democrats win is because the media doesn't report anything negative about their favorites and Goldsteins the critics - not because no one on their side criticizes each other. When Hillary broadsided Obama about 3am, she got savaged ala Romney on Benghazi.

The "eleventh commandment" was more about tone than substance with Reagan, and it was largely honored in the breach by every other candidate both substantively and in tone. Take a look at the debates in 1980 ("voodoo economics" etc).

Somehow Reagan won despite the criticism. If you can't take the primary heat, the general kitchen will fry you.

To steal one of Ace's themes, when and how the hell are we supposed to vet our candidates if we play pattycake with them in the primaries?

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at April 25, 2015 06:23 PM (QKIQb)

241 This is a ridiculous and stupid post. Do you have any idea how hard Reagan attacked Ford and his surrogate Henry Kissinger in the 1976 Primary? The Panama Canal. START. The loss of South Vietnam. The Helsinki Accords. He even called liberal Republicans "Dime store Democrats."

Please stop with this nonsense. Reagan may have said it, but he didn't practice it - and even if he had, that's not the reason he won in 1980.

Posted by: Pincher Martin at April 25, 2015 06:43 PM (9fVqj)

242 I'm sorry. Not START, but SALT.

Posted by: Pincher Martin at April 25, 2015 06:45 PM (9fVqj)

243 By the way, if this Ace of Spades' blogger thinks this is the way Democrats win, explain how Hillary and Obama tore each other up in the 2008 Primary and Obama still won the general election, and how Al Gore ran through a supine Bill Bradley in all fifty states in 2000 and still lost the general election.

Posted by: Pincher Martin at April 25, 2015 06:48 PM (9fVqj)

244 I didn't leave the GOP, the GOPe left me.

Posted by: jim at April 25, 2015 09:20 PM (VwhRo)

245 OP: FOADIAF

And fast please.

Posted by: HempRopeAndStreetlight at April 25, 2015 09:41 PM (Q1BEs)

246 [strikethrough]test[/strikethrough]

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2015 10:07 PM (elbY7)

247 [strike]test[/strike]

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2015 10:07 PM (elbY7)

248 test

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 25, 2015 10:08 PM (elbY7)

249 I will dutifully follow this commandment for every Republican candidate........except Jeb Bush. Sorry, that's a bridge too far.

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at April 26, 2015 07:53 AM (Rtyzj)

250 Reagan's Eleventh has always been more "if you're not cheating you're not trying, and it's only cheating if you get caught" than a hard-and-fast commandment. And it stopped being even that once shots started getting fired on Palin in 2008. So be it. At this point, I'd rather have clarity than niceness.

Posted by: Rich Fader at April 27, 2015 03:42 AM (LeeQi)

251 As a proud upstanding Wacko Bird, Hobbit and TEA Party conservative, the GOP can eat me. I have been called anything under the sun as a voter for the GOP by those who deign to "know better" than I. The 11th died a very important death in 2009.

Posted by: JadedByPolitics at April 27, 2015 12:31 PM (9Wbro)

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