According to Stephen Colbert tonight, this is the link for a new GOP survey aimed at ‘younger voters.’ Oh sweet lord, the questions on this thing are hilarious and painful and EVERYONE ON TUMBLR NEEDS TO FILL THIS OUT RIGHT NOW
“Would you vote for a Republican candidate if they were African America?”
how much do you wanna bet they’ll discount answers from people like me thinking, “heathens!” (or, “democrats!”) and then nothing will come from this?
something tells me they’re probably going to chuck out my answers
Oh my God, I am CRYING.
yes yes I write letters ALL THE TIME it is in fact my primary form of communication
of course I don’t care about someone’s politics! their winning personality is enough for me because I am an uninformed ignoramus of a voter
but bigotry and ignorance are LOADS of fun!
because AGE is what matters when I vote, not their political beliefs or actions!
…um, guys, i don’t think they know what “in the closet” actually means. don’t tell anyone.
This is fucking COMEDY GOLD, OK? COMEDY. GOLD.
Jessica Pieklo, “RNC Concludes Women Voters Need To Hear ‘Softer’ Voices, Fewer ‘Facts’” (via nightrevelations)
Because the best way to sway women voters is to patronize them while you’re taking away their reproductive rights. Brilliant plan.
The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate.
The group, the Conservative Victory Project, is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles. It is the most robust attempt yet by Republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races.
“There is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected,” said Steven J. Law, the president of American Crossroads, the “super PAC” creating the new project. “We don’t view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business, but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can win.”
The effort would put a new twist on the Republican-vs.-Republican warfare that has consumed the party’s primary races in recent years. In effect, the establishment is taking steps to fight back against Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations that have wielded significant influence in backing candidates who ultimately lost seats to Democrats in the general election.
“We don’t view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business, but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can win.” Translation: “We don’t mind far-right zealots as long as they know how to hide their zealotry so as not to scare away independent swing voters and moderate voters. We want Republicans who will chip away at abortion without trying to use terms like ‘legitimate rape’ to do so.”
Sad but true. When the Republicans don’t act in a treasonist way, I am happy and surprised.
We’re so used to unending douchebaggery that we treat the barest modicum of sense like an oasis of brilliance. We act like the bare minimum of human standard is going above and beyond the norm, because it is.
Literally the only Republican I will actually listen to and agree with anymore.
- Rush Limbaugh warning that President Obama may decide to make himself a dictator.
(This is what silly fear-mongering and right-wing chicanery looks like.)