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Of Course, This Is What Republicans Need: More Advice From Their Enemies!

Posted on | September 14, 2013 | 71 Comments

Headline of a article I won’t link:

Mann and Ornstein: “Brighter future
for politics and policy requires
a different Republican Party”

The Republicans have become a party beholden to zealots
— with little respect for science, facts or compromise

Science! Facts! Compromise! Yes, Democrats are famously devoted to these values, and the only problem in American politics is that Republicans are not equally scientific, factual and compromising.

Last time I checked, was losing money at the rate of $2 million a year — TWO MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR A FREAKING LIBERAL BLOG — which makes their daily net loss $5,479.45.

Here’s an offer for Reince Priebus: You pay me $38,356.15 a week, and I’ll tell Republicans how to win elections. We got a deal?

UPDATE: Donald Douglas reminds me that in July, Norm Ornstein criticized Republican efforts to “sabotage Obamacare,” saying that these efforts were “sharply beneath any reasonable standards of elected officials with the fiduciary responsibility of governing.”

Ornstein is a dinosaur, a fossil who was marginally relevant 25 or 30 years ago when “Scoop Jackson Democrats” still existed, but who has become merely another obsolete pundit nostalgic for “bipartisanship.”

Wake up, Norm: The Democrat Party is now controlled by radical leftists devoted to liquidating all opposition By Any Means Necessary. Your own usefulness to the Democrats has passed its sell-by date. And if Republicans listen to your advice, they’re hopelessly doomed.



71 Responses to “Of Course, This Is What Republicans Need: More Advice From Their Enemies!”

  1. CoolChange80
    September 14th, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

    RT @MJosephSheppard: This @rsmccain post is required reading
    “Of Course, This Is What Republicans Need: More Advice …

  2. Garym
    September 15th, 2013 @ 12:16 am

    …..but you need ice to make a dirty martini. Ice can be your friend.

  3. SwiperTheFox
    September 15th, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    It’s frustrating beyond belief to me how “believing in science” now means “desiring huge amounts of money funneled from private individuals to the government”. And people say all this with a straight face. It’s mind-boggling.

  4. SwiperTheFox
    September 15th, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    Thrust this into their faces constantly:

    That’s right. Sixty years, and all of this climate change has added up to just ‘one degree F’

  5. Finrod Felagund
    September 15th, 2013 @ 1:54 am

    Heh, I have that song on vinyl.

  6. K-Bob
    September 15th, 2013 @ 2:42 am

    Well, even the word “added” is misleading. You’ve just got the 60-year trend. Which, taken in context with the thousand-year trend, is just noise.

  7. K-Bob
    September 15th, 2013 @ 2:45 am

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

  8. Red__Rover
    September 15th, 2013 @ 5:04 am

    Of Course, This Is What Republicans Need: More Advice From Their Enemies! : The Other McCain

  9. rmnixondeceased
    September 15th, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Mixed drinks of any kind are for the elderly, infirm or constitutionally weak … like progressives …

  10. Garym
    September 15th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Ahh, but martinis are in a class by themselves … unlike progressives…
    ; )

  11. Cube
    September 15th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Speaking as a former Republican, if the GOP is dumb enough to take advice from their enemies, they deserve everything that happens. Extinction can be a good thing.

  12. cubanbob
    September 15th, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Boy are those democrats clever! Just think, if the republicans are dumb enough to take their advice-and they very well maybe that dumb- the voters will then have a choice between a democrat and a democrat!

    As for Science, really? Seriously? The progs are always harping on the conservatives for being ant-science will they are always adhering to the Principles Scientific Marxism.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    September 15th, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    Reminds me of Churchill’s comment about PM Ramsay MacDonald:

    I remember, when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum’s circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities. But the exhibit on the programme which I most desired to see was the one described as “The Boneless Wonder.” My parents judged that that spectacle would be too revolting and demoralising for my youthful eyes, and I have waited 50 years to see the boneless wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.

  14. Bob Belvedere
    September 15th, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    Come on, TD! You mix the Martini with ice, but you don’t put ice in the glass.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    September 15th, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    Whiskey stones are nice on a hot day.

  16. Bob Belvedere
    September 15th, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    Everything in service of Immanentizing The Eschaton.

  17. rmnixondeceased
    September 15th, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    Dilutes the booze!

  18. Bob Belvedere
    September 15th, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    It touches the booze for 30-45 seconds!

  19. rmnixondeceased
    September 15th, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Still imparts water and you know what fish do in that!

  20. K-Bob
    September 15th, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    I don’t care who y’are, ‘at was funny right t’ere.

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