So I’ve been putting some thought to it, and analyzing what we’ve seen from the R’s since I’ve been hanging out on sites like The Daily Beast. Here are my conclusions, for what they are worth (R’s…you’ll probably find these worthless…everybody else, you might get something useful out of them). Conservative Posting Styles: There are a few more than these three, but these three seem to encapsulate the overwhelming majority of conservative posters: 1)Attention Hounds: These are the folks who provide the greater bulk of the post volume for conservatives. Their posts seldom have any actual content, are usually less than fifteen words per post, and are mostly designed to bury cogent discussion beneath an avalanche of tripe. The folks who engage in this kind …Wait! Don’t stop there!
Was chatting/lurking on The Daily Beast and ran across this gem. It’s from a poster calling himself “Constitutional Rights,” and perfectly encapsulates everything that’s wrong with conservative economic thinking today (sadly, he did not venture into social topics, but I’d love to hear his “well considered” opinions (stated as iron …Wait! Don’t stop there!
Bottom line: The Republican party as it is currently configured, even by the reckoning of its own members, is dumbing itself down. See here and here. These aren’t lilly livered libtards…these are well respected members of the conservative movement (well, formerly, in Frum’s case…he committed the heresy of not marching …Wait! Don’t stop there!
Tried my hand at making one, and rather enjoyed the process! I think I’ll be doing more of this in the days and weeks ahead, but wanted to give a shout out to DeVel’s Workshop, whose resources were employed in the making of my first effort! Enjoy…Things Republicans Hope You …Wait! Don’t stop there!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Republican policies are awful. Not just, “man, that sucks” awful, but train-wreck-in-slow-motion, spectacularly awful to the point of shaking America to her very foundations awful. Don’t believe me? Consider: * Republican boilerplate policies are to drastically scale back regulations in the …Wait! Don’t stop there!
First, let me define “The Fox Bubble.” This is the alternate universe that conservatives have set up for themselves, and includes various right wing media properties (Fox “News” being the flagship) that reinforce right wing talking points by spinning news stories to present conservatives in the best possible light, demonize …Wait! Don’t stop there!
Here’s a random sampling of what conservatives were saying in conversations on the eve of the 2012 Presidential election: Country Girl: “November can’t come soon enough!” Wisconsinite: “Romney in November and taking the Senate.” Gear4War: “beat the Dems senseless come November.” Houston_Forensics: “Obama will lose” Dallas J.: “the end of …Wait! Don’t stop there!
Of all the various conspiracies invoked by the Conservatives, this one is the Big Kahuna. It’s so commonplace…so ingrained into their way of thinking that they simply accept it as fact…without thought or question, no longer even realizing that every time they say “MSM,” “Main Stream Media,” or the variant …Wait! Don’t stop there!
This makes for a nice compilation of all the hatred and bat-shit nuttery coming from the right these days. God Bless ALL Americans…not just the ones I like personally, and God Bless the President, who has to survive in this swamp of ignorance and hatred. -=Vel=- What do you think …Wait! Don’t stop there!
In 1996, one of the Guiding Lights, and “Deep Conservative Thinkerers,” Newt Gingrich, outlined a strategy and a fundamental need for the Republicans to control language in order to win the war of ideas and exert control. You can find a copy of his memo here, and in the event …Wait! Don’t stop there!
You know…when it comes to “trusting” politicians, my first inclination is to say don’t trust any of the bastards. Not really. I mean, their entire job depends on convincing you that they’ve got your best interests at heart. YOUR best interests. In a nation of more than three hundred million …Wait! Don’t stop there!