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Michael Steele continues to be utterly ineffective.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited August 2009
    Hey, jackasses who want to talk about Not Michael Steel: Get your thread.

    This one is about: Michael Steel!

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    Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I do wonder if Steele will be tasked with defending Ensign's or Sanford's peccadilloes.

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    gigEsmallsgigEsmalls __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    I do wonder if Steele will be tasked with defending Ensign's or Sanford's peccadilloes.

    He should do the opposite and force those guys to go join the Democrats. l

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    Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Fox already labeled Sanford as a Democrat. Ensign is probably just a matter of time.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited August 2009
    gigEsmalls wrote: »
    I do wonder if Steele will be tasked with defending Ensign's or Sanford's peccadilloes.

    He should do the opposite and force those guys to go join the Democrats. l

    I don't get it.

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    MelokuMeloku Ask me about my Illusions Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    gigEsmalls wrote: »
    I do wonder if Steele will be tasked with defending Ensign's or Sanford's peccadilloes.

    He should do the opposite and force those guys to go join the Democrats. l

    I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here.

    The democrats are defenders of extramarital affairs (they aren't).

    Steele tries to make people join an opposing party (he doesn't).

    In fact, the more I read it, the less sense I can make of it. It's just dumb.

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    gigEsmalls wrote: »
    I do wonder if Steele will be tasked with defending Ensign's or Sanford's peccadilloes.

    He should do the opposite and force those guys to go join the Democrats. l

    ...giving the other side more votes seems counter-productive.


    You do know how this works right?

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Doesn't Steele not even control funding decisions anymore anyway?

    He's only still the titular head of the RNC because the republican party was smart enough to avoid voting no confidence and replacing him with the kindler, gentler David Duke 2.0.

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    gigEsmallsgigEsmalls __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    gigEsmalls wrote: »
    I do wonder if Steele will be tasked with defending Ensign's or Sanford's peccadilloes.

    He should do the opposite and force those guys to go join the Democrats. l

    ...giving the other side more votes seems counter-productive.


    You do know how this works right?

    Political parties are brands. You have a bad product and it can tarnish the whole brand. Bush tarnished the shit out of the GOP for example and we saw how that turned out.

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    HjorvarthrHjorvarthr Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    gigEsmalls wrote: »
    gigEsmalls wrote: »
    I do wonder if Steele will be tasked with defending Ensign's or Sanford's peccadilloes.

    He should do the opposite and force those guys to go join the Democrats. l

    ...giving the other side more votes seems counter-productive.


    You do know how this works right?

    Political parties are brands. You have a bad product and it can tarnish the whole brand. Bush tarnished the shit out of the GOP for example and we saw how that turned out.

    Then the GOP's expiration date is way past due

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    Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Political parties are more than brands. People leaving a party or being forced out, while they're being criticized for various acrimonious actions, does not make that party more popular.

    There's also the part where Ensign and Sanford disagree with virtually everything in the Democratic platform.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    To be fair, that doesn't make them that different from the Blue Dogs does it?

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    OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ringo wrote: »
    To be fair, that doesn't make them that different from the Blue Dogs does it?
    Sorta.

    Then again, the Blue Dogs are kind of what the Republicans should be aiming for if they want to return to relevance sometime in the next decade.

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    Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Blue Dogs agree with some of the party's platform. Republicans agree with none of it.

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    PotatoNinjaPotatoNinja Fake Gamer Goat Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    gigEsmalls wrote: »
    I do wonder if Steele will be tasked with defending Ensign's or Sanford's peccadilloes.

    He should do the opposite and force those guys to go join the Democrats. l

    Uhh...

    Steele: "ENSIGN! SANFORD! YOU SUCK, GO JOIN THE DEMOCRATS!"

    Sanford & Ensign: "Uhh.... no."

    Steele: "DEMOCRATS, YOU NOW HAVE SANDFORD AND ENSIGN! THEY ARE NOW DEMOCRATS! SUCKS TO BE YOU!"

    Democrats: "Uhh.... no."

    gigEsmalls: "MWA HA HA JUST AS PLANNED!!!"

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    You have to admit, the entertainment value would be pretty high.

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    DuffelDuffel jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well, really, politics is pretty much exactly like a reality TV show, with the party chairmen functioning as the hosts/leaders. Forcing two players onto the other team ought to stir things up a bit.

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    TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Michael Steele got to learn the definition of nuanced on NPR today. Hooray for learning.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That NPR clip really underlines a big issue with the GOP. They can scream and yell about new spending but socialized programs that are already there they can't and won't speak out against existing ones.

    Remind me of how much(prior to being president) Reagan spoke out against Medicare.

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    PantsBPantsB Fake Thomas Jefferson Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Michael Steele got to learn the definition of nuanced on NPR today. Hooray for learning.

    Wow. He literally does not know what the word "nuanced" means.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Man, now we're going to have to fight a war over the word "nuanced."

    "I think that's a nuanced argument-"
    "HOW DARE YOU?!!"

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    OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    "I'm not trying to be nuanced..."

    No shit, Mike? REALLY?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    We don't have time to be nuanced! We are going to write this bill with a CANNON!

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    DuffelDuffel jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    embarassing

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    OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    KalTorak wrote: »
    We don't have time to be nuanced! We are going to write this bill with a CANNON!
    A cannon built by Private Enterprise* and loaded with Democracy!

    *May or may not include massive gubermint subsidies.

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    OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And I love (I just finished the whole clip) how he plugs a government prescription drug program started under Bush as proof that the Private Enterprise* option is the only way to go.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    And I love (I just finished the whole clip) how he plugs a government prescription drug program started under Bush as proof that the Private Enterprise* option is the only way to go.

    Remember, government is only the problem if it's from the Democrats.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That government program was a massive giveaway to the pharma companies

    government programs are ok as long as they're giving things to big corporations.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited August 2009
    That's great.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    He took a compliment as an insult because for some reason he considers nuance to be a four letter word.

    You couldn't write this stuff.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And he just skipped over the low-hanging use of the term "black-and-white"...

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    PantsBPantsB Fake Thomas Jefferson Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    KalTorak wrote: »
    And he just skipped over the low-hanging use of the term "black-and-white"...

    That just means he's learning delegation

    http://voices.kansascity.com/node/5617
    U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Kansas Republican, is apologizing for using a racially tinged metaphor to talk about the future of the Republican Party.
    ...
    Jenkins spoke at an Aug. 19 town hall meeting in Hiawatha.
    Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope. I suggest to any of you who are concerned about that, who are Republican, there are some great young Republican minds in Washington.
    Jenkins named three possible "sharp" leaders. All are white: U.S. representatives Eric Cantor of Virginia, Kevin McCarthy of California and Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
    "Great White Hope" is a idiom coined originally for the hypothetical white boxer that racists hoped would emerged to defeat the first black heavyweight champion boxer and has subsequently been used in similar contexts when an African American had gained notoriety and needed to be taken down a peg.

    Now in this particular case I'm willing to lean towards "insensitive mistake" instead of "intentional codeword" but its kinda damning considering she was talking about finding the young Republican leader to take on and defeat the first African American President.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    PantsB wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    And he just skipped over the low-hanging use of the term "black-and-white"...

    That just means he's learning delegation

    http://voices.kansascity.com/node/5617
    U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Kansas Republican, is apologizing for using a racially tinged metaphor to talk about the future of the Republican Party.
    ...
    Jenkins spoke at an Aug. 19 town hall meeting in Hiawatha.
    Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope. I suggest to any of you who are concerned about that, who are Republican, there are some great young Republican minds in Washington.
    Jenkins named three possible "sharp" leaders. All are white: U.S. representatives Eric Cantor of Virginia, Kevin McCarthy of California and Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
    "Great White Hope" is a idiom coined originally for the hypothetical white boxer that racists hoped would emerged to defeat the first black heavyweight champion boxer and has subsequently been used in similar contexts when an African American had gained notoriety and needed to be taken down a peg.

    Now in this particular case I'm willing to lean towards "insensitive mistake" instead of "intentional codeword" but its kinda damning considering she was talking about finding the young Republican leader to take on and defeat the first African American President.

    To be fair, what young Republican leader isn't white?

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    Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That government program was a massive giveaway to the pharma companies

    government programs are ok as long as they're giving things to big corporations.

    unless those corporations are car companies.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    PantsB wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    And he just skipped over the low-hanging use of the term "black-and-white"...

    That just means he's learning delegation

    http://voices.kansascity.com/node/5617
    U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Kansas Republican, is apologizing for using a racially tinged metaphor to talk about the future of the Republican Party.
    ...
    Jenkins spoke at an Aug. 19 town hall meeting in Hiawatha.
    Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope. I suggest to any of you who are concerned about that, who are Republican, there are some great young Republican minds in Washington.
    Jenkins named three possible "sharp" leaders. All are white: U.S. representatives Eric Cantor of Virginia, Kevin McCarthy of California and Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
    "Great White Hope" is a idiom coined originally for the hypothetical white boxer that racists hoped would emerged to defeat the first black heavyweight champion boxer and has subsequently been used in similar contexts when an African American had gained notoriety and needed to be taken down a peg.

    Now in this particular case I'm willing to lean towards "insensitive mistake" instead of "intentional codeword" but its kinda damning considering she was talking about finding the young Republican leader to take on and defeat the first African American President.
    To be fair, what young Republican leader isn't white?
    Considering she was suggesting looking for them in Washington? None of them.

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    Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    PantsB wrote: »
    http://voices.kansascity.com/node/5617
    U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Kansas Republican, is apologizing for using a racially tinged metaphor to talk about the future of the Republican Party.
    ...
    Jenkins spoke at an Aug. 19 town hall meeting in Hiawatha.
    Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope. I suggest to any of you who are concerned about that, who are Republican, there are some great young Republican minds in Washington.
    Jenkins named three possible "sharp" leaders. All are white: U.S. representatives Eric Cantor of Virginia, Kevin McCarthy of California and Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
    "Great White Hope" is a idiom coined originally for the hypothetical white boxer that racists hoped would emerged to defeat the first black heavyweight champion boxer and has subsequently been used in similar contexts when an African American had gained notoriety and needed to be taken down a peg.

    Now in this particular case I'm willing to lean towards "insensitive mistake" instead of "intentional codeword" but its kinda damning considering she was talking about finding the young Republican leader to take on and defeat the first African American President.

    To be fair, what young Republican leader isn't white?

    Bobby Jindal, though he's not in Washington.

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    OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Jenkins is a fucking crazyperson. She wasn't my Rep, but I met her as part of a school function.

    When they talk about wide-eyed crazies, she's the image that I see.

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    PantsBPantsB Fake Thomas Jefferson Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Jenkins is a fucking crazyperson. She wasn't my Rep, but I met her as part of a school function.

    When they talk about wide-eyed crazies, she's the image that I see.

    So this picture isn't a fluke?
    alg_rep-lynn-jenkins.jpg
    (She's got crazy in them there eyes)

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    OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    PantsB wrote: »
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Jenkins is a fucking crazyperson. She wasn't my Rep, but I met her as part of a school function.

    When they talk about wide-eyed crazies, she's the image that I see.

    So this picture isn't a fluke?
    alg_rep-lynn-jenkins.jpg
    (She's got crazy in them there eyes)
    Terrifyingly representative, actually.

    mug_Lynn_Jenkins_t640.jpg

    Just thinking about the fact that she's "helping" write laws sends a chill down my spine.

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    enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Good lord, I think that second model was used as Andariel's model for Diablo 2.

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