June 26, 2014

Everything you need to know about the GOP establishment, contemporary American politics, a de facto one party ruling class system, and the death of representative government — all in under 140 characters

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The single thing keeping this Tweet from being an utter, crystalized bit of metaphysical perfection is that the number turned out to be 45, and not — as Douglas Adams would have had it — 42.  Which to someone of my mindset is a crying shame.  But it is what it is.

(h/t TOM)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:33am
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  1. You know, I really have a hard time understanding the macro maneuvers of the Rethugs! these days. Why quash the ardor of the populist revolt, the very people who you hope will turn out for you in the fall, by being this “in your face” about it. Also, why use national level resources to support an incumbent who’s less popular than the up-and-comer in a state where the Dem will surely lose to either-but not both. And finally, if your message is supposedly about reducing government, allegedly a la Reagan, then why support an obvious big-guvment guy like Cochran; by encouraging your ideological opponent to sour the process!

    I mean, really, it’s like they want to go the way of the Whigs…

  2. It seems Ace is echoing your sentiments…

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/350077.php

  3. Rocketman, the Stabs see people like Dana (another thread) essentially saying that if Joe Stalin had an R by his name, they’d vote for him. Ask for a syphilitic camel and you’ll get a bubonic goat in syphilitic camel’s clothing — and you’ve already promised to vote for it so quit whining!

    We of the base need to raise our standards.

  4. Hey Bob, good to see ya. I hesitate to respond to your (merely rhetorical?) question “why quash, etc” since I expect you already have the answer in hand. Neither would I presume that having that answer, you merely don’t voice it for angst or fear what the answer means. As to the Whigs, I don’t imagine the Stabs, as McG terms them, have the least concern where those old fogey types have gone, since the Stabs are on the shiny new modern progress train. What regard for the mouldy past does the progress train ever worry over? Diddly, is what. Power, baby, that’s where the chips are, everywhere and always for the progress train.

  5. why use national-level resources to support an incumbent who’s less popular than the up-and-comer in a state where the Dem will surely lose to either-but not both

    The incumbent is a team player; the challenger is in the mold of Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

    Watch the movie Serpico to see how a corrupt organization reacts when one honest man refuses to be corrupted. (Spoiler: attempted murder.)

    Or if you don’t have such time to spare, Mark 3:1–6.

    Also, Mike Bloomberg contributed $200K to this effort. Orrin Hatch used his own campaign funds.

    They WILL go the way of the Whigs. They’re too arrogant to think it can’t happen to them.

  6. I really have a hard time understanding the macro maneuvers of the Rethugs! these days.

    It’s a simple as Cochran’s a Made Man and McDaniel’s a punk who’s still banging cheerleaders.

    It’s the Arlen Specter fiasco of ’04 all over again.

  7. i bet each and every one of those 45 Republican volunteers was white as a goddamn Kraft marshmallow

  8. From Erick Erickson’s article:

    And to be clear, there is nothing wrong with that. They won fair and square. They changed who the electorate was, which was allowed under the rules.

    No, sweetie, it wasn’t fair and square. Democrats who voted in the earlier primary were ineligible to vote in the run-off. They suborned voter fraud.

  9. Whether it was fair and square or not is to really miss the point. The point is who get’s to do the deciding. Increasingly the Republican party is the proverbial politician looking to elect better voters.

  10. “42″ Now where have I heard that before …….

  11. ” It’s a simple as Cochran’s a Made Man and McDaniel’s a punk who’s still banging cheerleaders.”

    You’re right sdferr, McGehee, Di, and Ernst; whose comment really sums what’s driving my angst and frustration. I despise that it’s increasingly looking like it’ll have to be a “let it burn” result, for both the R’s and the nation broadly speaking, in order to get some national level organization to offer an alternative to losing more slowly…

    My regards to all.

  12. Di wrote: They WILL go the way of the Whigs. They’re too arrogant to think it can’t happen to them.

    They will only go the way of the Whigs if we leave and form an actual opposition party. Otherwise, the GOP remains as the Washington Generals to the Harlem Democratic Globetrotters.

  13. With Charlie Rangel remaining, it seems, as head coach.

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