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The GOP: From "Joe Cao is the future!" to "BURN THE SOCIALIST HEATHEN!!1!"

Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
edited November 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
In the GOP's ongoing effort to be, on average, three millimeters to the left of Attila the Hun, Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-LA, occupying William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson's old seat after beating him by three points in a D+28 district) has a primary opponent for next year, because he voted for the health care reform bill that was put before the House on Sunday night. This, despite the fact that Cao even voted against the stimulus (ostensibly because it didn't give his district enough money, actually because Boehner wouldn't let him), and voted for the Stupak Amendment. He's the only Republican who could possibly be elected from that district next year, on the power of incumbency, and even with that he'll almost certainly lose, and they want him out. The Republican Party: Conservatism Uber Alles!

I know I heard last night that someone had already vowed to primary him, but at this point, he won't have the support of the Club for Growth.

Bonus Poe's Law Moment: Last night I posted two fictitious quotes from Fox about this: "Joe Cao just voted for socialism!" and "This will definitely hurt his reelection prospects, yes." Three people asked me who had said that and when it would be up for viewing.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Michelle Malkin kicks off what is sure to be a floodgate of Cao criticism
    Plus it's just comedy gold
    The final 220-215 roll call vote on passage of the House Dems’ government health care takeover bill is here.
    And here is the 240-194 roll call vote on the Stupak amendment to extend the ban on federal abortion subsidies to Obamacare/Pelosicare.
    Thanks to Doug Powers for filling in while I spoke at the Foundation for Life event in Sugar Land, Texas tonight. What an incredible juxtaposition it was — meeting and talking with the true agents of Hope and Change, the true guardians of innocent life, and the true advocates for women and children outside the Beltway as the Democrat majority inside the Beltway rammed the massive, job-killing, high-taxing, bureaucracy-multiplying, generational debt-piling health care monstrosity down America’s throat.
    One Republican voted for Pelosicare: GOP Rep. Anh (Joseph) Cao of Louisiana.
    Yes, he’s the one who took over corruptocrat Democrat William Jefferson’s seat. I had reservations about him on election night because of his soft-on-immigration views. But I gave him the benefit of the doubt. If he could stand strong on limited government and fiscal conservatism, it would be worth it.
    Well, since he was elected, Cao has backed the S-CHIP expansion, the $108 billion IMF bailout, and the omni-waste spending bill. And he voted to rebuke GOP Rep. Joe Wilson for calling out President Obama on his health care lies.
    That is a steep price to pay for Rep. William Jefferson’s removal.
    Can’t the GOP do better?
    For what it is worth, here is the cheap price the Democrats paid for Cao’s vote:
    Louisiana Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao on Sunday morning released a statement after he voted as the only Republican in favor of the Democratic health care reform bill.
    The health care reform bill, dubbed the “Affordable Health Care for America Act” (H.R. 3962), passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 220 – 215 vote.
    “Tonight, I voted to keep taxpayer dollars from funding abortion and to deliver access to affordable health care to the people of Louisiana,” Cao said in a statement released by his office. “I read the versions of the House [health reform] bill. I listened to the countless stories of Orleans and Jefferson Parish citizens whose health care costs are exploding – if they are able to obtain health care at all. Louisianans needs real options for primary care, for mental health care, and for expanded health care for seniors and children.”
    Cao wrote he obtained commitment from President Obama that he would work together to address the health care issues of Louisiana, including the FMAP crisis and community disaster loan forgiveness, as well as issues related to Charity and Methodist Hospitals. “I call on all my constituents to support me as I work with him on these issues.”
    He obtained a “commitment from President Obama.”
    You know what that’s worth: Nothing.

    Shine on you crazy diamond

  • Saint MadnessSaint Madness Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Cao's facebook is filled with messages of support.

  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Cao's facebook is filled with messages of support.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the epitome of Poe's Law.

  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Looks like 4chan is raiding his facebook comments.

    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Josef Stremick I BULLED MYSELF UP BY MY POOTSTRAPS AND MY BOOTSTRAPS CUT MY HAND AND IT GOT INFECTED BUT INSTEAD OF SEEING THE DOCTOR I JUST CUTT IT OFF AND GAVE IT TO THE FREEMARKET AND THEY GAVE IT BACK GOOD AS NEW!!!
    Yay, capitalism!
    lol

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Not so "lol"
    A conservative author whose book was touted just last month by four Republican members of Congress is explicitly calling for a "backlash" against American Muslims in the wake of the Fort Hood shootings.

    Dave Gaubatz, author of Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that's Conspiring to Islamize America, made the comment in a semi-coherent interview with the group Family Security Matters.

    In assigning collective blame for the Fort Hood killings, Gaubatz said:
    Politicians, Muslims, and law enforcement are concerned about a 'backlash' against Muslims. Now is the time for a professional and legal backlash against the Muslim community and their leaders. Muslims know what materials are being taught in their mosques and they know many of the materials instruct young Muslims to kill innocent people who do not adhere to Sharia law. If Muslims do not want a backlash, then I would recommend a "house cleaning." Stack every Saudi, al Qaeda, Pakistani, Taliban, Hamas, and Muslim Brotherhood piece of material from their mosque and have a bonfire. Tell the American, Jewish, and Muslim community this hatred will no longer be allowed in their mosques.

    All of this might be dismissed as the ranting of a fringe lunatic, but for the fact that Gaubatz's work has been circulated and endorsed by prominent Republican officials.

    Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) wrote the foreword to Muslim Mafia, which came out last month. And she is the leader of a group of four House Republicans -- including Myrick, John Shadegg (AZ), Paul Broun (GA), and Trent Franks (AZ) -- pursuing the book's claims of Muslim intern "spying" on Capitol Hill.

    Just last week the Denver Post published an op-ed by former congressman Tom Tancredo outlining the supposed revelations in Gaubatz's book.

    Gaubatz's comments aren't particularly surprising, coming from a man who has called President Obama "Muslim" and questioned the loyalty of the two Muslim members of Congress.

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  • edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."
    British publisher and writer Ernest Benn [1875-1954]
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    If they stopped doing such stupid things we'd probably stop making threads about them.

    Plus, I remember at least one thread about Democrats' failings. Feel free to start another.

  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Cao's facebook is filled with messages of support.

    Holy shit, I don't even know what happened here, but I lol'd.
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  • override367override367 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    The main failing of the democratic party that I see right now is that they aren't actually doing anything liberal (which is a sub-failing of being owned by corporate entities)

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    Look, I feel really bad about your party's continuing head-first slide into irrelevancy. I really do.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Politicians, Muslims, and law enforcement are concerned about a 'backlash' against Muslims. Now is the time for a professional and legal backlash against the Muslim community and their leaders
    Weren't the mosques the Hood shooter went to fairly moderate?

  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    It's not that they don't share in the glorious liberal vision. They don't have a coherent, rational vision. When they can figure out how to address problems without lying to the American public and themselves, and by putting forward their own proposals rather than merely shouting down others, perhaps I'll be able to vote for them again.

    I am hardly one who loves the Glorious Liberal Vision, nor am I a fan of single-party domination. Anyone here will be happy to tell you so. But the Republican Party, right here, right now, is at best utterly incompetent and at worst flailing around in impotent rage over the election of a black man.

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  • CorbiusCorbius Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Ugggghh, of course the person leading a charge about Muslim spies in Congress is from my home district.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    You know, eventually some crazy GOPer will mix up his shouting about tax cuts and socialism and say that tax cuts are socialism. He will immediately be pilloried.

  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    It's not that they don't share in the glorious liberal vision. They don't have a coherent, rational vision. When they can figure out how to address problems without lying to the American public and themselves, and by putting forward their own proposals rather than merely shouting down others, perhaps I'll be able to vote for them again.

    I am hardly one who loves the Glorious Liberal Vision, nor am I a fan of single-party domination. Anyone here will be happy to tell you so. But the Republican Party, right here, right now, is at best utterly incompetent and at worst flailing around in impotent rage over the election of a black man.

    Don't forget the bigotry and discrimination of anyone not Christian, male and straight!

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'd say its terrific news that the GOP is going to throw good money after bad at a district in which Obama won 75% of the vote.

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  • LawndartLawndart Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    I'd love to have a federal government that's somewhat equally divided between two or more political parties.

    There's no way in hell that I'd want the modern GOP to be one of those parties, however.

    If the conservative wing of the modern Democratic party were the most right-wing party in Congress and competed against a Green Party and a smattering of Libertarians and an aged, wheezing contingent of 2-3 Republicans, I'd be pleased as punch.

  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    You realize that many of us are not Democrats and that some of us were Republicans until they went completely batshit right.

    Also if you're oblivious enough to think we all agree with one another you should maybe read the polygamy/incest thread.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Also if you're oblivious enough to think we all agree with one another you should maybe read the polygamy/incest thread.

    Well there are two options here, really, each of which are equally justified by his posting history. Either he's a troll, or just not that bright. While the former is more likely (especially given his name), the latter is much more amusing, in that from his side of things, the forum pretty much is a hive mind in that he posts something stupid, and immediately has everyone against him telling (see his particularly dim declaration of 'why do gays get to oppress me?' that derailed the last thread - just please don't drag it into here).

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Delzhand wrote: »
    response wrote:
    You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense.
    Christ somebody tell me I'm not the only one who just became dyslexic trying to read this.

    EDIT: To actually contribute to discussion, has anybody with even a modicum of influence even gone into how Cao's vote smacks of "oh what the hell" since he only went in favor of the bill after the opposers were defeated anyway? It's not that I don't doubt the hardcore calling for his head by sheer principle instead of actual effect, but it's not like he actually did anything.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Further even more a joke.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    You could choose to add value to the thread instead of emitting a low girlish whine, but I suppose that would take work.

  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    we're just trying to balance out the ranting of all your stupid congressmen

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  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Sorenson wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    response wrote:
    You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense.
    Christ somebody tell me I'm not the only one who just became dyslexic trying to read this.

    EDIT: To actually contribute to discussion, has anybody with even a modicum of influence even gone into how Cao's vote smacks of "oh what the hell" since he only went in favor of the bill after the opposers were defeated anyway? It's not that I don't doubt the hardcore calling for his head by sheer principle instead of actual effect, but it's not like he actually did anything.

    I doubt it. Ultimately, he's only accountable to his own district, and they seemed to benefit heavily from it. He probably understood the backlash (I hope), and put his people before his politics. If it was just a "oh, why not?" vote, that doesn't make much sense, because he had to know it would go over like a lead balloon.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited November 2009
    That facebook page is amazing. I don't want to hang a halo on Cao or anything, but I have to admit that in these dark days a GOP congressman exhibiting even rudimentary calculating pragmatism looks like a fucking hero of reason.

  • JudgementJudgement Registered User
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this thread not about a Republican who is actually honest and sane? Sure, there are the undertones of lolRepublican, but in this case they are well deserved.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many "rant about the GOP because they don't share the glorious liberal vision" topics is this? The Democrats must love guys like you who want one-party rule for them.
    When they stop being stupid, we'll stop discussing it.

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  • Pi-r8Pi-r8 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Sorenson wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    response wrote:
    You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense.
    Christ somebody tell me I'm not the only one who just became dyslexic trying to read this.
    It's actually a 4chan meme. It's not supposed to make sense.

  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pi-r8 wrote: »
    Sorenson wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    response wrote:
    You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense.
    Christ somebody tell me I'm not the only one who just became dyslexic trying to read this.
    It's actually a 4chan meme. It's not supposed to make sense.
    Huh, I thought their party was in the section above the one that had that quote. Shoulda figured they'd go everywhere.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Gentlemen, I bring urgent news!

    Michelle Obama's poll numbers slide

    She's poling pretty well with me, if you know what I'm sayin'. :winky:

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Beaverton, ORRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    wwtMask wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Gentlemen, I bring urgent news!

    Michelle Obama's poll numbers slide

    She's poling pretty well with me, if you know what I'm sayin'. :winky:

    Get in line son, I had first dibs on that:P

  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    This is good news for Republicans!

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  • TachTach Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So how many I OBJECT! "rant about the GOP because I OBJECT! they don't share the glorious I OBJECT! liberal vision" I OBJECT! topics is this? The Democrats I OBJECT! must love guys like I OBJECT! you who want one-party I OBJECT! rule for I OJBECT! them.
    Not to dogpile, or anything, KL. But you gotta admit it's funny.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    STOP PICKING ON THE GOP!!! *SOB*

    I can't be the only person who read KL's post this way.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Beaverton, ORRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    wwtMask wrote: »
    STOP PICKING ON THE GOP!!! *SOB*

    I can't be the only person who read KL's post this way.

    More like KL's a sore loser who can't get over the fact the GOP got their assess handed to them in 08, no thanks in part to the GOP themselves. "Hey John,we've got this foxy, spunky, down to earth gal from Alaskathat will be your ticket to the presidency. Her experience? Don't you worry, she's got more clout than Osama MIRITE John" - Typical Republican strategist during 08.

    Seriously, its like these people don't fucking get it.

  • BullioBullio Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Sorenson wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    response wrote:
    You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense.
    Christ somebody tell me I'm not the only one who just became dyslexic trying to read this.

    EDIT: To actually contribute to discussion, has anybody with even a modicum of influence even gone into how Cao's vote smacks of "oh what the hell" since he only went in favor of the bill after the opposers were defeated anyway? It's not that I don't doubt the hardcore calling for his head by sheer principle instead of actual effect, but it's not like he actually did anything.

    I doubt it. Ultimately, he's only accountable to his own district, and they seemed to benefit heavily from it. He probably understood the backlash (I hope), and put his people before his politics. If it was just a "oh, why not?" vote, that doesn't make much sense, because he had to know it would go over like a lead balloon.
    I only care because he made Cantor look like an even bigger jackass. If the teabaggers subscribed to their own bs, Cantor should be a hated man incapable of keeping his word and his party in line. Wouldn't it be hilarious if the teabaggers turned on him.

    Cao didn't have to vote for it, but then again he didn't have to vote for it. It was a completely irrelevant vote (especially so when it was cast), so why not just side with his party and strengthen the message of the mission? Personally, I say good for him for actually putting his constituents ahead of partisan politics for once.
    Couscous wrote: »
    Politicians, Muslims, and law enforcement are concerned about a 'backlash' against Muslims. Now is the time for a professional and legal backlash against the Muslim community and their leaders
    Weren't the mosques the Hood shooter went to fairly moderate?
    Supposedly he went to the same mosque as two of the 9/11 hijackers, so in the eyes of the bigots it isn't. Instead it's the pit of evil that breeds extremist Muslim 9/11x1000 Nazi attacks against America's patriotic fight against socialist gays.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Did someone say rift?

    Tea Party is offical party in Florida - will run candidates against Republicans

    Poor Republicans. They go so far to the right that Independants don't want to have anything to do with them but they don't go far enough to the right for the crazies that currently make up their base...

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Tomanta wrote: »
    Did someone say rift?

    Tea Party is offical party in Florida - will run candidates against Republicans

    Poor Republicans. They go so far to the right that Independants don't want to have anything to do with them but they don't go far enough to the right for the crazies that currently make up their base...

    It's so awesome.

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