Sunday morning reading

The official NRCC Blog doesn’t typically generate much of a conversation—a few comments here and there, maybe a dozen or so in a really active thread.  So perhaps NRCC chair Tom Cole might want to pay attention to the 1255 comments on his most recent post, Republican Solutions and a Positive Agenda.

And all of them negative. Really.  I’ve been browsing the thread for an hour and haven’t found a single supportive comment.

You want to watch the Republican meltdown in action, go read this thread.


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    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    It’s like a stroll down John Birch Lane. Real nutters. Many are threatening to leave their party.

    Where would they go?

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    YLB spews:

    I’m sure that joke of a former journalist, Surreal Mark, will make a silk purse out of some hard right-wing sow’s ear.

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    YLB spews:

    Reading that thread is a hoot. So much paranoia, paultardism, “invasion”, etc…

    I’m gonna bookmark it.

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    Gerald spews:

    Wow. I haven’t posted here for quite some time, but I wanted to thank you for this link. This is an amazing collection of views.

    Someone should save this and dedicate a website to it before they take it down. How embarrassing!

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    mark spews:

    Why read that when you can watch the Democrat
    meltdown on every channel. 18% approval
    for congress and you think they are doing good?

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    correctnotright spews:

    Hey Mark – it is Democratic – learn your freekin’ grammer idiot. The democratic party is not the one that has lost majorities in the the house and senate, has NO message, is beset by internal divisions in policy and is predicted to lose more and bigger this Novemeber due to an unpopular president, an unpopular and unnecessary war and the worst economy and budget deficits

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    Mark1 spews:

    ‘6. correctnotright spews:

    Hey Mark – it is Democratic – learn your freekin’ grammer idiot.’

    The word is spelled “grammar”. Guess you are the idiot my dear ignoramous.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Face it, trollfreaks, your party sold a toxic product and is now trying to wriggle out of the consumer safety lawsuits, but your litigation strategy isn’t working.


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    Now these are the Rethuglicans we have learned to love over the decades. McCain will have Bob Barr and Ron Paul taking a serious bite out of their presidential vote in some traditionally solid red states, predominantly in the Old Slave South.

    I’m beginning to think we may have the makings of a genuine total Rethuglican meltdown this October/November.

    Image:I tent my fingers, glaze menacingly, and murmur “Excellent!”

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Whenever arrogant Rethuglican trolls strut across the comment threads of this blog, let us remember that Democrats won a majority of white males and a third of the evangelical vote in 2006.

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    Scott spews:


    My favorite suggestion is this:
    “4. Stop the EPA from allowing fuel efficient autos into the US. ”

    Yeah. That’s the root of all our problems: all those damn fuel efficient autos. They’re ruining America!

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    Jim, (a genuine musician) spews:

    Just in case you wanted to learn sumpin’, many of the folks disapproving of the legislative branch are loyal 29%-ers like you.
    And a huge bunch o’ the rest are folks who are mad because they won’t impeach/imprison Smirky McFlightsuit and his BushCo crime family goons.

    But eventually they’ll be on trial at The Hague for war crimes.

    Anyway, re-examine this and get back to us.

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    All Facts Support My Positions spews:

    Thanks for the link Goldy. I read a few of the comments. Somehow I don’t feel sorry for the maggots that want to feed off of America’s corpse….

    What I love most is the “small government” pushers that would be perfectly happy starving to death if a natural disaster hit their town. They would angrily refuse aid, since of course it was paid for with tax dollars and tax dollars shouldn’t be spent on “big government programs”.

    I tell you what red state retards. I will loan you my backhoe to dig the mass grave trenches. If the “conservatives” spent as much time attacking waste, fraud, and abuse, as they spend attacking democrats, or government as a whole, imagine how much better off our country would be. Can’t happen though. They hate government. Every man for himself is their motto. “I got mine, and I will urinate on you if I ever get the chance” is their ideology. Miiiiiine!!!!! Wahhhhhh!!!!

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    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Notice how most of the inbred righties have pulled down their tent and gone home? It’s mostly PiddlyDick posting as different people and the rest are gone. I guess even fools get tired of errands.

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    Ed Weston spews:

    And driling in ANWR is the golden fleese. Solution to all our energy problems. Anyone on this rail has their head in the sand admiring the grainularity of it all.

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    All Facts Support My Positions spews:

    If anyone wants to read their posts, I suggest you copy the text. There is no way they will leave all that crap up. If anything the “party leaders” will post a bunch of whitewash.

    I truly can’t decide. Are they more short sighted, or narrow minded…..

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    Puddybud spews:

    Yes bybygoober, you accused me of being Marvin. Lee and Goldy told you otherwise. You accused me of being ChristmasGhost. You were told otherwise. You accused me of being Piper. Wrong again.

    The old reason you type is to see you in pixels. Well I found some more of your handiwork on the web today:,00.html

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    Puddybud spews:

    I wonder if incorrectneverbright has called any of his NYMEX buddies and ask why they are bidding up the price of oil. Maybe incorrectneverbright should travel to the blue states of MY, NJ or CONN and ask why his lefty friends are screwing the American public.

    PuddyPrediction: If Obama wins, price of gas drops 40 cents per gallon in 2 months or less. Why? Donkeypolitics of the Democrat Party.

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    Reformed republican spews:

    Mark – a typo is not the same thing from a deliberate mispelling – guess you are still the idiot you have proved yourself to be – over and over.
    If all republicans have the analytical ability and lack of brain power that you do – it is no wonder they are losing on all fronts.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Reading the various comments on the NRCC blog, I especially like the genius who suggested boycotting Arab oil.

    With supporters like him, it’s not hard to see why the GOP is a total clusterfuck.

    I hope that yahoo knows how to ride a horse.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @18 I would guess that Bush’s pissing off our Saudi friends accounts for at least $30 a barrel and maybe $50 … didja notice that he asked them to increase production and they told him to go to hell?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Does anyone besides me think Bush’s myopic support of Israel has something to do with the fact oil costs $127 a barrel and gas is heading toward $4 a gallon? Let’s see a show of hands! Loading up on oil stocks after the 2004 election was one of the best things I ever did for myself. I’ve made over $13,000 in the stock market since April 1.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @15 Drilling in ANWR solves nothing. All of ANWR’s oil would satisfy U.S. consumption for 15 months or world consumption for 3 months.

    Reading the comments on the NRCC blog, it appears a lot of Republicans think ANWR is a gigantic vessel containing limitless quantities of oil — more than the Middle East, more than the universe, enough to last forever!

    What a bunch of dopes. With supporters like them, no wonder the GOP is falling apart.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    What those idiots really want is $1 gas so they can drive their SUVs like banshees and go VROOM! VROOM!

    Republicans = hicks

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    michael spews:

    So much hate, so little time. Somehow I thought they’d act more civilly on their own blog.

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    Republicans need to take some PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for their plight.

    Any chance that will happen?

    Maybe when winged simians escape from my nether regions.

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    ByeByeGOP spews:

    LilBitch/PiddlyDick – please point out (URL) the place where Goldy told me otherwise. Now let me see it. Maybe he did. But I didn’t see it and of course don’t believe it. You’ve been busted over and over using at LEAST as many as 16 names on this blog – which just so happens to correspond with the same number of right wing, baby-raping, inbred, cum-drunk, ass-licking, chickenshit, chickenhawk, draft-dodging, confederate flag-wavin, bible-thumpin’, lying cowards and traitors representing the right on HA!

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Even Huckabee admited on the Sunday Morning talk shows yesterday that “the GOP brand is broken”. While we’ve known that for a couple of years, it seems that individual Republican politicians are trying to spin that phrase to their benefit, arguing that it’s “only the GOP brand” which is broken, but they, and their Republican philosophy, can survive the coming Tsunami by pasting a new nameplate on the broken apparatus.

    So what’s really funny is that the authors of the article which generated such enormous criticism were actually trying to do just that – they were trying to use Gingrich & Rove’s time-tested techniques of using mushy language and innacurate labels to “re-brand” the party. You know, like Bush being proclaimed a “compassionate conservative” in 2000. Similarly, in this instance the authors of the article are telegraphing their intention to make it APPEAR that the party is moving from the far-right, more to the center of the American mainstream and experience. It is that intent to APPEAR to move the the center which created such a backlash among the remaining 29% of the electorate which would vote for Republicans as long as they were led by anyone to the right of Ghengis Khan, but are having a hard time supporting a percieved “leftist” such as McCain.

    But before we go to far congratulating ourselves on the collapse of the GOP, let’s glimpse their strategy for the upcoming year, as telegraphed by this post.

    “From young people just starting out and looking for affordable college,…

    I hardly think they are really looking for more student financial aid for needy college students. I suspect this is really an attempt to raise the existing income limits on tuition tax credits, thereby in effect cutting taxes on wealthy families sending their kids to college.

    …”to working parents who want more freedom in the workplace,…”

    What the heck does this mean? Portable health insurance? Freedom from random drug tests? Raising the income limits on Earned Income Credit so more wealthy people can take advantage of the tax break? My guess: A national “Right to Work” law, in an attempt to break the unions.

    “…to seniors who would benefit from greater flexibility with their health care and prescription drug benefits…”

    I’m also a bit of a loss to guess what Republican-sponsored plan would provide those benefits. My guess is that whenever you see the Republicans offer something with “greater flexibility”, it usually means that they want to outsource it to lots of private companies. In other words, privatization of Medicare?

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    Good tip, Goldy.

    That’s a good example of why most websites on the right don’t allow comments.

    On the other hand, it is sad to see how much damage the anti-government wing nuts have done to the idea of what government is all about. The fear of government in any form is so deep seated with some of these people that it isn’t clear that they can be reached.

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    Meltdown? No, Goldy, it’s the conservative base holding the GOP’s so-called leaders accountable.

    And for the most part – that vast majority of commenters – they’re dead on.

    Government should be all about maximizing the freedom and liberty of its citizens, not redistributing wealth in order to be the nanny state liberals dream of – my health insurance is my responsibility, not some poor schnook in Bemidji who ends up with higher taxes as a result.

    Every dollar taken in taxes is a dollar the person who earned it or who is its rightful owner cannot spend as he or she sees fit. That is a loss of liberty.

    Every law that restricts the freedom of people to do or not do certain things is an infringment upon their liberty.

    If the highest good is maximum liberty and freedom in an ordered society, then the philosophy of governance that promostes the lowest taxes and least governmental interferance in the lives of citizens is the one that is best, the most moral.

    The quality of my life is not your responsibility. There’s more opportunity out there than you can shake a stick at, and anyone who isn’t willing to go out and make the most of what’s abundantly available has no one to blame but himself.

    What’s disheartening about much of what passes for national Republican strategy these days is that it’s Democratic-lite pandering – how can we buy your vote – bribe you into supporting us – today?

    If this crap keeps up, how long before we’re all functional wards of the state? Dependent upon a government check or subsidy? Every day we get closer to that we get closer to Orwell’s vision of 1984.

    The Piper

    A lot of us in the base are getting pretty sick of this.

    We don’t want government largesse, we want our liberties back.

    It’s not that we fear government, though there are ample grounds for that – we simply don’t trust government, and their are ample grounds for that too.

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    I-Burn spews:

    @27 BBG, anytime I think you couldn’t possibly get any more obnoxious and revolting, you prove yourself as having a nearly infinite reserve of psychopathy. Well done!

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    I-Burn spews:

    @30 Excellent, Piper…Very good summation.

    It truly amazes me as I lurk here and read many of the comments, how entitled many of the denizens of HA seem to feel. As if they are owed something, by everyone else. The number of people here that could spend my earnings better than I, is simply astonishing. And that’s when that entitlement really kicks in. As if we should be happy to support “those less fortunate”, or whatever the current PC euphemism happens to be. How did this poisonous idea that government exists to right all wrongs, level every playing field, and mitigate any misfortune, come to dominate the mindset of so many, today? How is it that so many Americans have fallen prey to such insidious evil?

    Even worse, it isn’t enough for these folks to confine their meddling to the likeminded, no. They want everyone to be dragged into the cesspool, with them, willing, or not.

    Anyway, enough for now. Back to work. Gotta keep making money so I can “help the less fortunate”.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    The Republicans should be rejoycing in the streets. Their fearless party leader is coming to the rescue! He plans to help McCain!

    “The White House on Monday sidestepped a question about how much Bush will campaign with McCain but said the president would actively hit the trail in support of Republican candidates despite his low approval ratings and questions about whether his presence would help or hurt the likely GOP nominee.

    “The president believes very strongly that, if we get out and take our message to voters, that we can be successful,” said White House spokesman Scott Stanzel.”