Maxine for President!

maxine.jpgEntirely devoid of compelling candidates or, you know, ideas, the GOP just sent out a fundraising email offering a free, plush toy elephant with every $35 donation. The email reads in part:

“Meet Maxine, the newest member of the Republican National Committee.

Embroidered with the official logo of the RNC, Maxine proudly shows off her allegiance to the Republican Party’s principles of lower taxes, a strong national defense, limited government and personal responsibility.”

And judging from the state of the GOP these days, it looks like Maxine is the member of the RNC who is making most of the day to day decisions.

My inbox is inundated with Democratic and progressive fundraising emails talking about ending the war in Iraq, combating climate change, protecting our privacy and personal freedoms, promoting health care security and economic justice, and touting the qualities of various candidates. But the Republicans, they’ve been reduced to hawking toy elephants.

Hmm. I wonder if these toys, like the GOP’s consumer protection policies, are made in China?


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    Republicans can't govern spews:

    “Republican Party’s principles of lower taxes, a strong national defense, limited government and personal responsibility.”

    HUHHH! Shouldn’t that be Republican’s policies of Higher deficits; war crimes, government intrusion including, but not limited to, telling you who you can marry and listening to your phone calls, and corruption and impuinty.

    The only thing the Republicans are good at is hypocrisy and ripping off the taxpayers on behalf of their wealthy corporate patrons.

    The Democrats are slightly better.

    And oh Yeah:

    Bush tortures and kills civilians including children
    Piper and Puddy enable and support Bush as he does so
    Therefore Piper and Puddy support torture and killing civilians.

    What a loathsome human being George W. Bush is.
    And his supporters are loathesome human beings too.

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    Mark1 spews:

    A fuzzy stuffed animal without a brain more closely resemebles ditzy Darcy whats-her-name more than anything. Maybe a small squeaky field mouse would be a proper representation.

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    @2 – You’ve only got about 350 more days of GWB to put up with. The worst that can happen is that McCain or Romey will be prez in 2009, and that ain’t likely gonna happen if Obama gets the Democratic nomination. GWB and his contingent will be gone in under a year.

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    Hey Goldy!

    How many did you order to give as Valentine’s Day gifts for all your lady friends among the HA Happy Hoolihotties?

    Or will you and Will hand them out to the gang he knows at Hooter’s?

    Can I go through all your stuff and toss everything made by the ChiComs? Just checking…

    The Piper

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    ArtFart spews:

    At least the Publicans are rewarding your generosity by giving you something you can actually hold in your hand. Judging by their performance in Congress in the last two years, I’m not sure what to expect in return for a contribution to the Democrats.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Mysogyinistic Mark @ 3
    Darcy would kick your ass in a debate. She’s bright, articulate, and quick-witted. You, however, cling to sexist notions that most of our society, other than rightwingers, have discarded. Can’t you do better than “ditzy”?

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    proud leftist spews:

    Assuming you were single, who would you prefer to have dinner with–Darcy or the old Iron Lady?

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    THE Puddybud The Prognosticator... spews:

    Somehow Puddy the Historian remember Golda Meir was another real woman!

    Wikipedia – “Golda Meir (Hebrew: גולדה מאיר‎, Arabic: جولدا مائير‎, born Goldie Mabovitch, May 3, 1898 – December 8, 1978, known as Golda Myerson from 1917-1956) was the fourth prime minister of the State of Israel.

    After serving as the Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister, Golda Meir became Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969. She was described as the “Iron Lady” of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. David Ben-Gurion used to call her “the only man in the Cabinet.” Meir was Israel’s first woman prime minister and the third woman in the world to hold this office.”

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    THE Puddybud The Prognosticator... spews:

    Piper: You have about 12 wonderful comments you can zing proud leftist with.

    Come on buddy do us proud!

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    Golda was another good one, that’s for sure! And don’t forget Jeane Kirkpatrick!

    As for The Darcy? In a foursome of bridge between Maggie Thatcher, Golda, Jeane K. and her, she’d be the permanent dummy.

    The Piper

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    proud leftist spews:

    Darcy does not suffer from paranoid delusions as did Thatcher and Kirkpatrick. Therefore, given that she engages in rational thinking, I respect her judgment more than theirs.

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    Mark1 spews:

    @9 ignorant & inept leftist:

    Whatever you have to tell yourself there fella. The only debate Darcy would win with anyone would be Big Macs vs. Whoppers. If you sincerely feel she’s bright and articulate, then obviously you are dumber than you sound. Sounds like you’re pussy-whipped and gutless yourself. Wish you some help with that. You are hereby dismissed.

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    Maybe…but she sure knew how to wage war! That woman wasn’t afraid of a fight!

    Can anyone say the same about The Darcy?

    The Piper

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    Suit yourself…but next time you claim The Darcy’s resume and list of accomplishments trumps either Maggie’s or Jeane’s, let me know in advance so I can be there to witness you hooted off the stage.

    The Piper

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    proud leftist spews:

    Piper @ 21
    And, let’s see, would you contend that DimDavey Reichert is the intellectual equal of Churchill? Man, in a race to the IQ bottom, I don’t know if I’d bet on GWB or Davey.

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    Never made any comparison at all of anyone to Churchill; there is no comparison to the greatest human being of the 20th Century.

    But to contend The Darcy, whose record as head of the Ames Lake HOA has yet to be disclosed as well as her Microsoft personnel file, is the better of Margaret Thatcher or Jeane Kirkpatrick? Dude, whatcha been smokin’?

    Don’t forget…Jeane was once a Democrat.

    The Piper

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    Broadway Joe spews:

    Hmmm, let’s psychoanalyze here for a minute……..

    Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, and people wanting to have dinner with them. On the surface, it seems okay. But is it me, or has Opus from “Bloom County” hijacked Piper and Puddy’s accounts?

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    THE Puddybud The Prognosticator... spews:

    Proud Leftist brings up Darcy, gets his ass kicked by real women, so he has to go to attacking Dave because he got the beat down!

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    proud leftist spews:

    My ass doesn’t feel kicked. Not at all, my friend. And Piper, fisheating fowl, like penguins, don’t usually taste so good. A lot of marinating, a lot of slow-cooking, and sometimes they are palatable. Jeanne Kirkpatrick was never palatable. She just grew meaner (and drunker, not that there’s anything wrong with that) as she got older, hence her party change from D to R.

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    mark spews:

    Bush was awesome last night. I loved it when he said
    the IRS still accepts checks and money orders. This in response to those who are against his tax cuts. How many
    of you have sent in an extra couple of thousand? I would
    bet NONE.

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    proud leftist spews:

    marky @ 29
    Not only do you not send in extra dollars to support the war in Iraq, and Halliburton, and all of Bush’s other corporate giveaways, but I’m betting you cheat on your taxes. Am I correct, little buddy? You like the way the Bushites waste our money, but I’m betting you don’t even pay your legal share to support their profligacy.

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    mark spews:

    Proud. So you did send in extra? I did. You seem angry.
    Every time Bush spends money Pelosi and Co have to approve
    it first. The economy was fine until Pelosi and the democrats took over.
    She uses non union labor at her many fine hotels. Still
    angry. The mortgage crisis is Pelosis fault.

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    Broadway Joe spews:

    Oh, Puddy. You’re the psycho in this conversation. You really should go back to your photoshops and the Fred Phelps fansite.

    And Piper, you never read “Bloom County” much, did you? The quintessential comic strip of the 80’s. Berke Breathed was a fucking genius back then.

    Garry Trudeau couldn’t touch Breathed in his wildest dreams.

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    THE Puddybud The Prognosticator... spews:

    Psycho Joe: If you had a brain and could create adequate Google searches you’d learn what I said on this blog about Fred Phelps. Since you use him as an attack, I see Freud’s principles work well in your single celled mitochondrion “mind”.

    Since Nevada came and went you have nuthin left in life to do for a while.

    Suggestion: Read some American History. Maybe you can become a “genius” among the 16%ers.

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    THE Puddybud The Prognosticator... spews:

    Psycho Joe:

    BTW Garry Trudeau is a whack-job libtard similar to his wife!

    I wonder how many donkey’s know who his wife is, without looking it up?

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    Former Today show hostess Jane Pauley!

    And, like the Ol’ Piper, they have twins! Only my twins are unique. One, my Marine lance corporal, defends the rights of the HA Happy Hooligans to be detached from reality, and the other is the hardest working double major (French & political science) senior at the UW who recently completed five-months at the University of Nantes and now is at Laval Univesity in Quebec City, QUE until May.

    Top that!

    the Piper