May 26, 2009

RNC needs to check their mailing lists more carefully

The Republican National Committee has accidentally released its talking points regarding the Sotomayor nomination.

(h/t)

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May 24, 2009

Excuse Me While I Bang My Head Against The Keyboard

What? Are you fucking kidding me?

“With The Huffington Post, particularly, we see a lot of value in engaging with people who wouldn’t necessarily be inclined to agree with our point of view,” said Coburn press secretary John Hart, who added that it's one of a handful of sites that can have an instant impact on the national debate.

“HuffPo and [Talking Points Memo] really are the assignment editors for many in the Washington press corps — particularly the cables,” said Brian Rogers, who was a spokesman for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign. “That’s not just a Republican hack saying it — that’s speaking as a press guy fielding calls and e-mails daily from the MSM that start with, ‘Did you see this thing on Huffington Post?’ They were effective and they wasted a lot of our time.”

While conservatives like Tony Blankley and David Frum {Frum is a "conservative"? Who knew?-ed.} have written for Huffington Post in the past, Republican Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) recently became the first active member of Congress to  blog— just after winning the site’s “Hottest Freshman” contest.

In his post, Schock wrote that while most Huffington Post readers “didn't vote Republican,” he was determined to take a bipartisan approach in Congress. Similarly, Coburn made sure to mention the left’s critique of the Democrats' health care plan in his piece — and also emphasized bipartisanship.

They won't be the last Republicans to post at the site.

During the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Huffington invited House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to blog. Said Cantor: “I can’t say we enjoy being on your site, but we seem to be on there a lot.”

Indeed, there’s sort of an if-you-can’t-beat-join-them mindset driving Republicans' increased outreach to the site.

“The reality is that at the end of the day, like them or dislike them, sites like The Huffington Post, Plum Line, Salon, and others can drive news,” said Brad Dayspring, press secretary for Cantor. “For that reason alone, being responsive and even proactive — especially on wedge issues — has become more prevalent as political communications has evolved.”




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May 22, 2009

Boosting Rubio

Nobody is happy about the NRSC trying to sabotage Marco Rubio by endorsing Crist.  We really have two options at this point, let the RINOs have the GOP, let everything fall apart and rebuild, or try and salvage things with decent candidates. 

If Rubio is going to stop the RINO Bob Barker lookalike, he'll need support, RedState is calling on people to begin volunteering or donating to the Rubio campaign.  I'd say it's worth boosting Toomey or Rubio, we need to make one of them win in order to send a message to the GOP leadership, and the NRSC in particular. 

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May 20, 2009

Agreed: The NRSC needs to stay out of the primaries

Between Toomey/Specter and Rubio/Crist, the NRSC, and Cornyn in particular, are out of control.

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May 18, 2009

Snort

Is "pathetisad" a word?

The Republican strategist who helped Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman prepare for a possible presidential run says the Republican party is in for a devastating defeat if its guiding lights are Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney. "If it's 2012 and our party is defined by Palin and Limbaugh and Cheney, then we're headed for a blowout," says strategist John Weaver, who advised Huntsman and was for years a close adviser to Sen. John McCain. "That's just the truth."

Yes, because having a moderate like John Huntsman worked out great for us in 2008. But then again, Our Betters did tell us that McCain's loss wasn't based on his ideology (or lack thereof).

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May 17, 2009

McCain's poodle barks angrily at South Carolina's conservative activists

Via Vinty on Twitter, here he is arguing the UK Tory strategy, which is a proven failure,

“You’re a hypocrite!,” one man in the audience yelled.

“I’m a winner, pal,” Graham responded. Moments later, after saying he wants to the party to reach out to independent voters, he said: “Winning matters to me. If it doesn’t matter to you, there’s the exit sign.”

I'm not gonna drink the ZOMG WE MUST MODERATE NAO!!!1!1eleventy!1 Kool-Aid, because it isn't true, if it was, McCain would have wiped the floor with Obama.  Joe sent me this article a few days ago, it does a good job debunking the Tory strategy. I couldn't come up with a place for it until I saw this story about McCain's poodle today.  Check it out, it's a good article.

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Quote of the Day

“I’m not going to give this party over to people who can’t win.”
Head to the link to see why this is so funny (in the tragic way, not the actually funny way), especially given the election results last fall.

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Okay, back yet?

Yeah.  He is The Decider, and He has spoken.  Oh, to have been in that room.

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May 16, 2009

Little things that make life worth living

Snapshots of a Twitter conversation:

Her: (paraphrased) Huntsman is teh awesomez, and his acceptance of the ambassadorship makes him a hot future candidate.

Me: And he's just like a younger John McCain.  That worked out for us great in 2008!

Her: McCain lost because of the economy, and because he was running against Obama. 

Me:  And conservatives didn't like or trust him, and he wasn't able to explain his own positions or why he held them

Her:  Well, I worked at the RNC last fall, so I know what I'm talking about.  It wasn't that at all.

Your Betters have decided why he lost, now you rubes need to shut up. 

Okay, hun.

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May 15, 2009

57% of GOP elite say Cheney is hurting the GOP

In other news, 57% of the GOP elite are fucking retards.

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May 13, 2009

Okay, you Beltway shitbags want a fight with the base?

We'll fucking give you one.  They're trying to sabotage Pat Toomey and now they're trying to stop Marco Rubio.  We're not letting it happen.  Here's Mel Martinez,

"I am endorsing [Crist]," said Martinez.

After saying "I'm not telling" Rubio not to run, he added: "I also believe he will not be successful at this time, so he might want to focus on a race he wants to win."



What a smug fucking bastard.  Fuck this guy, fuck Hatch, and fuck Cornyn too.  We're going to stomp you bastards come primaries.

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May 12, 2009

Well, it's not like they've let us down before!

The NRSC has endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist for Senate in 2010, leaving me more convinced than ever that my choice to support Marco Rubio was the correct one.

Sen. John Cornyn's statement literally says that Crist is the best candidate for Florida in 2010, which I suppose means that Crist will be running as a Democrat.

Update: Jim Geraghty has Rubio's first ad against Crist, as well as a statement.

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May 05, 2009

Orrin Hatch is one stupid motherfucker

Seriously Utah, if you guys can elect a good guy like Jason Chaffetz, you can vote out an idiot like Hatch.  Anyway, Hatch says this,

The senator said that in a phone conversation yesterday, Obama sought to reassure him that when he spoke last week of picking a justice with “empathy” for ordinary Americans, he didn’t mean he would select someone who would focus on pushing their political views into the law.

“That’s language that only applies to real activist justices,” Hatch said. “He assured me that’s not what he meant when he talks about empathy; he is talking about a judge who has a heart but still lives with in the framework of the law,” the senator said. “That was good.”

Hatch also said Obama told him “he is pragmatic about it. He thinks most people will be happy” with his choice.



Unfuckingbelievable. 

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May 03, 2009

Of course: Ridge now putting serious thought into sabotaging Pat Toomey

I've pretty much had it with the GOP leadership, they've ALL got to go.  Cornyn and Hatch in particular need to be voted out for their efforts to undermine Toomey.

If you're a public official or GOP official and you want to stop this sellout from happening, you need to speak up now.

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