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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:17 PM
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Is the Republican Party really this stupid?
On one hand, they've got Ken Blackwell running to be the chairman of the RNC, and he's promising to make government smaller by taking out of the corporate offices, but making it just small enough to fit in our bedrooms and medical files (It's not just completely stupid, but Blackwell should take a look around, that's what we've been doing for the past eight years).

And on the other, they've got this...

"Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan issued a statement Saturday distancing the partys leadership from one of the GOPs best-known operatives, Chip Saltsman, who distributed a CD containing Barack the Magic Negro as part of his campaign to be elected chairman of the Republican National Committee next month.

Duncan, who has served the campaigns of five presidents dating back to Richard Nixon, is seeking reelection as the partys 60th chairman in a hotly contested race that includes Saltsman and several other viable candidates.

Saltsman, 40, was former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabees campaign manager during the Republican presidential primaries.

Saltsman sent Republican National Committee members, who will choose the next chairman, a CD by conservative political satirist Paul Shanklin, We HATE the USA. It contains the controversial track, which was popular on conservative radio. Shanklins Web site promises absolutely the best parodies in talk radio."

We can never let our guard down though, no matter how many crazy people they let run their Party.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:20 PM
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1. yes
Edited on Sat Dec-27-08 02:20 PM by niyad
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:24 PM
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2. yes
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:24 PM
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3. Yes.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:25 PM
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4. yes
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:26 PM
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5. yes
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:28 PM
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6. yes
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:28 PM
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7. Yes....
and they don't care.
and somehow it still worked for about 48% of the ass hats who voted this time around.
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:29 PM
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8. I believe the response is now, "YOU BETCHA!!!1!"
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:30 PM
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9. Yes.
Usual answer when starting off a sentence with "Is the Repulican party this _____________".
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nradisic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:33 PM
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10. yes
dumbass....
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:34 PM
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11. yes
"All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land."

Jack Kerouac

(Soon to be my new sig line)
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:36 PM
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12. Yes
they are.

#1 on their precious myth list is that marketing gimmicks are a great substitute for actual governance from ideas and principles moderated by practicality.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:37 PM
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13. Rhetorical question
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:37 PM
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14. Yup
Dumbass and racist to the core
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:38 PM
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15. Another.....
....YES!
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:39 PM
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16. I think this post is bringing DU together, that's pretty cool IMHO
Edited on Sat Dec-27-08 02:39 PM by ck4829
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:57 PM
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20. I agree! n/t
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:40 PM
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17. Yes
RL
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:48 PM
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18. yes
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 02:54 PM
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19. Yes. You have to remember, they have only been losing over 2 election cycles.
Substantial losses to be sure, but it might take yet another election cycle or two for it to really sink in that they risk their power diminishing to almost nothing if they stick to the same tactics and demographics.

2006-2008 is a very brief span in time even though the scope of the defeats should be very alarming to Republicans if they had half a brain. If.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 03:54 PM
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21. absorutry
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 04:09 PM
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22. no
They only seem stupid because we misunderstand their goals.

They certainly attract crazy people, but that is no accident. They certainly pander to and promote stupidity, but again that is no accident either.

The Republicans have been remarkably successful recently at achieving their goals and advancing the agenda of their clients - the wealthy and powerful few. They have been much smarter, and much more effective than we have been.
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