Republicans

$40k Marketing Campaign Yields Event with 700 People

Jul
01

I was happy to see all the ads in the buses and El's for the 'Young Chicago Republican' Event that took place on Monday. It's always nice to see them supporting public transportation in this way.

The write-up of the event from the Huffington Post had something that caught my eye.

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Whopper of the Night

Apr
03

Sounds like it's retirement-time for Mark Shields. Here's his latest whopper:

I don't think bipartisanship is dead. I think you'll see it on health care. I think the possibility of an overwhelming majority in the Senate passing and backing health care. I think you'll see it elsewhere, as well.

If you can't get Republicans to vote on a Stimulus Package, who in their right mind would expect an "overwhelming majority" with their help on health care?

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Investigation-Shy Republicans

Feb
03

From the party that gave us Joe McCarthy and Ken Starr, suddenly they're turning squeamish when it comes to investigations? They actually thought they could make the following a condition for approving designee (now Attorney General) Eric Holder in the U.S. Senate:

Shortly before the [confirmation] vote, the tone of the debate turned sharp as some Republicans pushed for a pledge from Mr. Holder not to prosecute intelligence agents for using harsh tactics during interrogations.

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GOP Insanity Watch

Dec
22

Blagojevich-Madigan Democrats?:

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"Paid for by the Republican National Committee". The ad originally pointed to this page on GOP.com. As seen on Taegan Goddard's Political Wire (of all places).

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GOP: Bankers vs. Zealots

Nov
19

deadElephant.gif In the perennial battle between bankers and zealots for the heart and soul of the Republican Party, the WaPo's Kathleen Parker comes out against the latter:

"[T]he evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn't soon cometh."

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Not Your Mother's Fascism

Aug
03

I never got this 'Fascism' thing among the rightwingers -- unless they conceive of it as some kind of dance step or fashion accessory.

The appeal to authority and misuse of national and religious symbols are so much part of their operating procedure that there's nothing much left to accuse us poor liberals of. [h/t Rick Perlstein]

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Give the Drunk his Bottle

May
11

deadElephant.gif Apparently the Republicans are worried about losing yet another congressional seat to the Dems and are wondering what it all means:

I hope these special elections are a wake-up call," said Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.), the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

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Trial Lawyers and Trial Lawyers

Apr
27

It occurs to me that when McCain and other Republicans complain about "trial lawyers", they don't mean all trial lawyers. They don't mean the trial lawyers working for Corporate America -- the kind who go under the name of "Corporate Counsel" and do things like issue 'Cease and Desist Letters'.

No, they mean the ones that might theoretically represent you or me -- not the ones that might represent their own friends.

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Reason #5,157 Why John McCain Won't Win

Apr
02

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The oratory would just kill us:

"The most important lesson I learned here was that to sustain my self-respect for a lifetime it would be necessary for me to have the honor of serving something greater than my self-interest..."

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...

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Not Your Ronald Reagan or Newt Gingrich America

Mar
08

If Oberweis does lose -- and no candidate was ever more deserving of such a fate -- it's due at least in part to the lousy NRCC ads that they kept running incessantly on the airwaves.

They were all about that "liberal" Foster and how he was going to spend all that money on "government-run health care".

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