RNC members to Steele: When are you going to call Obama a socialist?

posted at 9:45 pm on April 23, 2009 by Allahpundit

Stupid.

Even though Mr. Steele has called his Democratic adversaries “collectivists,” at least 16 state leaders say the term lacks the pejorative punch needed to sway public opinion and want all 168 members of the Republican National Committee to debate and vote on it.

It is the first time in memory that a sitting national leader of the Republican Party has faced a public challenge over his ideological leadership by conservative members of his own national committee…

“The threat to our country from the Obama administration cannot be underestimated,” Indiana RNC member James Bopp Jr. wrote Wednesday in an e-mail to the full RNC membership. “They are proceeding pell-mell to nationalize major industries, to exponentially increase the size, power and intrusiveness of the federal government, to undermine free enterprise and free markets, to raise taxes to a confiscatory level.”

Reminds me of the dopey George Lakoff vogue about “branding” that the left had a few years ago before Obama came along and taught them how to win. Doug Powers, blogging at the boss’s site, supports dropping the S-bomb — with reservations, lest The One’s popularity actually metamorphose into popularity for socialism. My chief concern is that it’ll blow up in our faces if Obama and Geithner follow through on their promises to make the government interventions into the financial sector temporary. The GOP’s credibility is already low, and alarmism about socialism/fascism/communism/Nazism that doesn’t pan out will only drive a stake through it. If you’re going to drop the S-bomb, I think, you should be very, very sure that that’s the way we’re headed. How lucky (or unlucky) do you feel?


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We are cool with being the Democratic Socialist Party as long you change your name to the National Socialist Party.
;)

strangelet on April 23, 2009 at 9:52 PM

This is my new favorite argument from the left: But Bush did it! I thought this sort of thing qualified a politician for endless mockery and hatred? Now citing Bush as an example is perfectly respectable? Oh, I see, you’re trying to point out some perceived hypocrisy on the part of conservatives!?! Very clever, except conservatives generally didn’t like Bush’s actions relative to the bailouts and his fiscal policies in general. Sorry. =(

gwelf on April 24, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Obama is wildly popular, and thats just killing you neo-cons.

athensboy on April 24, 2009 at 7:15 AM

What world are you living in…..?

“wildly popular?”

Rasmussen, probably one of the best pollsters on the planet, says otherwise…

A 55% approval rating is not “wildly popular,” especially when viewed in the context of the percentage of the population that pays, oh, income tax…..

JohnTant on April 24, 2009 at 8:03 AM

JohnTant on April 24, 2009 at 8:03 AM

I think they were talking personal popularity.

gwelf, the thing is…..until you own what Bush did on your watch, which you did NOT protest, you are just whited sepulchres, and no sentient being is going to take you seriously.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:12 AM

If, through the tea parties and the use of the S word and extreme public shame and pressure can cause the Dems to abandon philosophical planks like government intervention, that’s a win for us. Big picture, fellas…big picture.

JohnTant on April 24, 2009 at 7:58 AM

The two major flaws I see in this are that the leadership on the left is completely shameless and that government intervention isn’t just a “philosophical plank” for them, it’s how they earn their daily bread. These people are parasites, plain and simple, and asking to earn their keep in some other way isn’t going to work.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 8:13 AM

Mr. Bopp and Mr. Steele and the rest of the RNC = CLUELESS!

Darvin Dowdy on April 24, 2009 at 8:18 AM

gwelf, the thing is…..until you own what Bush did on your watch, which you did NOT protest, you are just whited sepulchres, and no sentient being is going to take you seriously.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:12 AM

As usual, wrong. The targets now are the apolitical people who are nonetheless capable of grasping the issues and the consequences of Obama’s multi-trillion dollar debt and deficit spending.

You continually harp on how the current political pie is divided and how immobile that division is (although I would argue that you’re wrong there, too, because even if we only consider voters from the last election, I’m nearly positive that the GOP can peel off 3% of Obama’s voters in the next Presidential election, whereas, let’s face it, if you’re a GOP voter and you held your nose and voted for McCain, you probably aren’t going to vote to re-elect Obama), when the next crucial strategic goal is expanding the pie and making sure that it expands in ways that are painful to the left. Everyone in the country whose goal is to be a leftist ideologue such as yourself is probably already far along that path, whereas there are millions of potential GOP voters who have been apolitical to-date due to one constraint or another (typically family or job responsibilities) who will be wary of giving Obama another term.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 8:20 AM

And Gwelf….MAYBE you realize what Bush did to the economy, but the downstream effects of his clueless international jihad to “spread” judeochristian democracy are going to be felt for years.
Look what is happening in Pakistan. Bush propped up a military dictator, backed the supercorrupt Bhutto mafia family, and pushed the Taliban out of Afghanistan into Pakistan. We have very little manuvering room in Pakistan largely because of Bush’s actions, and the situ is very bad.
I’m sure Bush had the noblest intentions, but the road to hell is paved with those.
So Bush left huge domestic and international messes that Obama is expected to clean up….you said nothing for eight years….why should we believe you would act any differently if you were returned to power?

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:24 AM

If you’re going to drop the S-bomb, I think, you should be very, very sure that that’s the way we’re headed.

Hey Allah….

GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS THE SAND!

WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO BE “CERTAIN” THAT WE ARE STREAKING TOWARD SOCIALISM…..????

Oh yeah…the knock at YOUR PERSONAL door asking for your gun and your firstborn. Yeah. Sure. I’ll wait right here for that. No worries.

What a SHEEP you can be.

seejanemom on April 24, 2009 at 8:25 AM

it’ll blow up in our faces if Obama and Geithner follow through on their promises to make the government interventions into the financial sector temporary.

And when they solidify their fascist control over the government, and they will and are, then it will be too late because weak, cowardly republicans were afraid of the power of the media and surrendered.

peacenprosperity on April 24, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Look what is happening in Pakistan.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:24 AM

For anyone who wants to see just how superficial the troll’s opinions on Pakistan are, head on over to the “it’s time to worry about Pakistan” thread, where the troll was smacked down hard.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 8:29 AM

I’m nearly positive that the GOP can peel off 3% of Obama’s voters in the next Presidential election,
venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 8:20 AM

That might be true, but it won’t solve your problem.
Your problem is the electoral college blowout, 356 to 173, urbanization of the electorate, and the young voters entering the electoral pool combined with the old voters leaving it.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:33 AM

Allah needs to go back to boinking fat chicks and leave the blogging to Michelle. Where has she been lately?

Percy_Peabody

That is rank speculation on your part and you should be ashamed of yourself. What evidence do you have that even fat chicks would let Allah get some? Have you actually seen him out with Megan McCain?

SKYFOX on April 24, 2009 at 8:33 AM

oops, pardon……365 to 173

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Sorry, that’s “Meghan”. Left out the “H” like in Ham or wHore.

SKYFOX on April 24, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Sorry, that’s Meghan, not Megan.

SKYFOX on April 24, 2009 at 8:38 AM

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 8:29 AM

Pardon, but I’m just speaking the truth. We have very little manuvering room in Pakistan because of the last eight years of Bush policy. How is that not true?
What are we going to do? Nip in there and gather up the nukes? Iran and Russia and China are going to scream bloody murder. Declare ANOTHER preemptive war? Riiight.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Sorry for the repetition. Thought my snide comment had been filtered out so I resubmitted a “clean” version. Moving on.

SKYFOX on April 24, 2009 at 8:40 AM


Socialism/Fascism/Communism/Nazism/….


Point 1).
This is a distinction without a difference

It’s all the same damn idiotic concept that has FAILED each and every time it’s been tried.

Point 2).

Some of these terms refer to a TRANSITORY phase from capitalism.
So the argument that Demon rats haven’t instituted ________ because they haven’t done it all is Bull cookies.

That’s like arguing that the old Soviet union wasn’t Communist because some Kulak in the Ukraine still ‘Owned’ his buggy whip factory.

A good rule in battle is that you don’t do what the Enemy WANTS you to do.

The Demon rats don’t want us to call them what they really are – Yeah, acting WEAK has Always been a winning strategy – sure.

Southern by choice22 on April 24, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Declare ANOTHER preemptive war?

I mean….we can’t afford the one we’ve got right now.
And guess what? The Surge didn’t work. Those troops are all still there.
“Victory” in Iraq. Bush spent 700 billion dollars and 4000 lives from the finest military on the planet to make another Islamic state (the Iraqis wrote shari’a law into their constitution).

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:45 AM

My 2 cents: This is an awful strategy.

The average American doesn’t know anything about how the administration’s plans to convert preffered stock (which would pay a dividend and make sense economically) into common stock (which pays little to no dividend but gives them voting rights) fits right into the textbook defenition of socialism.

Set aside the fact that the average American probably can’t define socialism, all they’re going to see is the centrist image being fed to them by the media and think, “Well if that’s socialism than I don’t get why socialism is so bad”.

All this is going to do is acclimate the American people to the word.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 8:50 AM

And guess what? The Surge didn’t work. Those troops are all still there.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Interesting point from a headline thread yesterday: Roughly 70-125 people were killed each day during the 8,000 odd days Saddam was in power. Over the 2,000 odd days of the Iraq War 50 people were killed each day (110,000 total casualties).

Using the current administration’s own lexicon, Bush’s War saved or created between 20 and 75 lives a day for the past 6 years.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 8:53 AM

When people no longer own the right to their own labor and life decisions, is that not called Slavery?

Or is Slavery only Slavery when people in the private sector own other people?

Saltysam on April 24, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Using the current administration’s own lexicon, Bush’s War saved or created between 20 and 75 lives a day for the past 6 years.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Not American lives.
It wasn’t our bidness. We had no business going in there….and when there were no WMDs we should have left, or at least had a plan for NOT FINDING WMDs.
We should have let Saud and Iran draw a line down the middle of Iraq and divvie it up. It’s going to happen anyways.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:09 AM

And guess what? The Surge didn’t work. Those troops are all still there.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Even a blind man knows the surge worked.

Only trolls can’t comprehend that Carterism combined with Timelines are institutionalized stupidity.

Duh.

Saltysam on April 24, 2009 at 9:10 AM

That might be true, but it won’t solve your problem.
Your problem is the electoral college blowout, 356 to 173, urbanization of the electorate, and the young voters entering the electoral pool combined with the old voters leaving it.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:33 AM

Actually, all of the large cities in the US will probably lose population in the 2010 census.

Electoral college is “winner take all” so depending on how that 3% swing plays out (as well as the “growing the pie” strategy), electoral college could break the GOP’s way.

On your last point, again, there are a large number of people who are neither young nor old who don’t vote, over 30% of eligible voters. If the GOP can show those eligible voters that, despite their not being interested in politics, Obama’s interested in taking their money, that will bring them in in numbers that the young people entering won’t be able to match, at least not incrementally.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:10 AM

And socialism isn’t so bad.
Just Look!

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:12 AM

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:10 AM

30% of eligible voters NEVER vote in presidential elections.
Good luck with changing that.
;)

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Pardon, but I’m just speaking the truth. We have very little manuvering room in Pakistan because of the last eight years of Bush policy. How is that not true?
What are we going to do? Nip in there and gather up the nukes? Iran and Russia and China are going to scream bloody murder. Declare ANOTHER preemptive war? Riiight.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Scratch beneath the surface of a problem in that region and you’ll find that it typically goes back to the Carter administration. By the time Bush got into office, Pakistan was already destined to become a failed state. The blame for why it matters that Pakistan become a failed state actually kinda lies with the Dutch, who let A.Q. Khan steal designs that ultimately led to the Pakistani bomb.

Nor can we leave out the role of Wahabbi oil money funding madrassas and the “Arabization” of Pakistan, where people are now giving their kids Arab names for the first time ever.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:17 AM

30% of eligible voters NEVER vote in presidential elections.
Good luck with changing that.
;)

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:14 A

I don’t need luck, Obama’s doing the work for me. You don’t seem to understand that the 30% of eligible voters who typically sit out elections have never been faced with the kinds of tax increases that Obama is going to have to push to fund his agenda.

Getting f***** up the *ss by the government tends to focus the mind and motivate one to get to the polls on Election Day. From what I gather you’re some kind of perpetual student, so of course tax policy means little to you.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:21 AM

So, it’s true then. The Republican strategy is “call the other guy names”. Good luck with that.

Krydor on April 24, 2009 at 9:25 AM

If you are a laid off autoworker facing home foreclosure in Michigan, socialism isn’t going to sound very bad to you.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM

If you are a laid off autoworker facing home foreclosure in Michigan, socialism isn’t going to sound very bad to you.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM

There’s a difference between temporary safety nets and permanent government dependency.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:32 AM

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:21 AM

If you want the truth the Brits f*cked us all with their post-colonial imperialism and WWII partition of MENA. Those British bastards deliberately made nation states composed of warring religious tribes on the premise that the tribes could never unite and become powerful. They crafted a lasting legacy of misery for the MENA population and the rest of the world.
But that was then…..this is now.
I think this is very bad for us.

The Taliban spokesman was quoted in the past week as saying al Qaeda would be given refuge in lands under Taliban control.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Set aside the fact that the average American probably can’t define socialism,
BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 8:50 AM

Then WE need to explain it to them.

None of of the Trolls around here can cite an instance when Statism/Socialism/Fascism/Comunism/Marxism…….Blah,Blah,Blah.
Has EVER Worked, because it has never worked.
So why are we going to implement this Idiotic agenda anyways?

Southern by choice22 on April 24, 2009 at 9:36 AM

There’s a difference between temporary safety nets and permanent government dependency.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Not to the laid off autoworker.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:37 AM

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Eh. I’m not going to argue that the Iraq War went swimmingly. But, when all is said and done, I think history will have shown it to be worth the sacrifices. One brutal dictator and his murderous family gone, potentially tens of thousands of lives saved, and a budding democracy in place. Not a western style democracy, obviously, but cultural changes take generations, not years.

This is obviously an academic debate, and we won’t know the true answer for many years.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:43 AM

I think this is very bad for us.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:36 AM

That’s why the GWOT (or whatever we’re calling it these days) is going to be very difficult. It’s a game of whack-a-mole that’s going to take decades to play out.

I doubt much of America has the stomache for such a fight, but I ensure you our enemies do.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:45 AM

If you want the truth the Brits f*cked us all with their post-colonial imperialism and WWII partition of MENA. Those British bastards deliberately made nation states composed of warring religious tribes on the premise that the tribes could never unite and become powerful. They crafted a lasting legacy of misery for the MENA population and the rest of the world.
But that was then…..this is now.
I think this is very bad for us.

The Taliban spokesman was quoted in the past week as saying al Qaeda would be given refuge in lands under Taliban control.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:36 AM

There was definitely a ton of cynicism in the way the British dismantled their empire. They’re paying for it now, though, with the Pakistani enclaves they’ve allowed into their country.

I don’t expect to hear any good news out of Pakistan for the rest of my life, unfortunately.

The great irony is that Pakistan/India is a test case for how wrong racism is. They’re basically the same people, ethnically, but with two different ideologies.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Southern by choice22 on April 24, 2009 at 9:36 AM

We’re headed for much rougher waters in the next year, I believe. Many countries are repeating the exact same mistakes of the Great Depression. Britain is raising its top tax rate to 50%. We not far behind. President Obama, to his credit, seems willing to move forward on the trade agreement with Columbia, but that’s close to the only thing he’s done that hasn’t been a retread of Great Depression style manuevers.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:52 AM

I doubt much of America has the stomache for such a fight, but I ensure you our enemies do.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Well…I think the Taliban possession of the Swat valley is profound proof of the failure of the Bush Doctrine.
It’s more like a tube of toothpaste than whack a mole….we aren’t hitting anything…..we are just moving the terrorists around.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Not to the laid off autoworker.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:37 AM

There were a lot of laid-off whalers when it was discovered that you could get oil from the ground. I don’t recall us having socialism for them.

Besides, I thought the left was all about “the dignity of labor” and now you’re saying that we should let people stay on the dole indefinitely?

Autoworkers are a special case because they were almost always overpaid relative to their human capital, due to unionization in a high-fixed cost industry where work stoppages cost shareholders huge amounts of money.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:54 AM

I doubt much of America has the stomache for such a fight, but I ensure you our enemies do.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Or assure you, but who’s paying attention.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:52 AM

We’re hitting, and killing, plenty of bad guys. But our enemies know full well the constructs we have to fight in (which I think we should, for the most part, be fighting within). They’re well aware that we can’t move full force into Pakistan and they’re taking full advantage of it.

The tube of toothpaste analogy would work if not for the fact that we’re killing lots of toothpaste.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:56 AM

The great irony is that Pakistan/India is a test case for how wrong racism is. They’re basically the same people, ethnically, but with two different ideologies.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 9:49 AM

So are the Sunni and the Shi’a.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:56 AM

And the whole ‘Bush Doctrine’ thing is kind of stupid anyway. There’s several defenitions for it, none of which were crafted by Bush himself. But I’m sure you already knew that.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:57 AM

The tube of toothpaste analogy would work if not for the fact that we’re killing lots of toothpaste.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:56 AM

But there is an infinite supply of toothpaste.
Look at muslim birthrates.
We don’t have an infinite supply of blood and treasure.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:58 AM

And the whole ‘Bush Doctrine’ thing is kind of stupid anyway. There’s several defenitions for it, none of which were crafted by Bush himself. But I’m sure you already knew that.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:57 AM

All versions of the Bush Doctrine are consistant on the premise that removing the substrate (and replacing it with judeochristian democracy) that nutures terrorists will end terrorism.
But burning down the jihaadi factory only works if you can get ALL the jihaadi factories.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 10:02 AM

But there is an infinite supply of toothpaste.
Look at muslim birthrates.
We don’t have an infinite supply of blood and treasure.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:58 AM

And that’s the sad, harsh reality of what we’re up against. Western birthrates are declining. Europe’s only population growth now comes from immigration, most of it from Mulim nations (why they haven’t tried to stop that is beyond me).

I’m curious what your alternatives are at this point. You seem much smarter than our average lefty resident, so I’m assuming you have some kind of plan you think would work better than the current one. Or are we destined to just sit back and let the world slowly go to hell?

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 10:04 AM

So are the Sunni and the Shi’a.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Sunni and Shia quibble about details. Muslims and Hindus don’t agree on anything foundational, so the difference in the latter case is even more extreme.

venividivici on April 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Bush doctrine has nothing to do with imposing a JudeoChristian democracy, or else both Iraq and Afghanistan wouldn’t have elements of Sharia in their constitutions.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM

We’re headed for much rougher waters in the next year, I believe. Many countries are repeating the exact same mistakes of the Great Depression. Britain is raising its top tax rate to 50%. We not far behind. President Obama, to his credit, seems willing to move forward on the trade agreement with Columbia, but that’s close to the only thing he’s done that hasn’t been a retread of Great Depression style manuevers.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 9:52 AM


Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it -George Santayana

Just remember what happened after the Great depression – but this time it will START with nuclear weapons…….

Southern by choice22 on April 24, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Internationally, we have a huge opening with the worlds population, just because Obama is black. We should exploit that like mad. Obama talking to dictators gets him in front of their populations. It is subversive and opportunistic.
Domestically Obama is being pulled to the left because you guys won’t talk to him. Rather than throwing a hissy fit and screaming socialism, you should try to ameliorate the programs that aren’t neccessary right now. Go back to Summers plan….target market sectors for temporary help, and try to get universal health care and green programs deferred until the economy is recovered somewhat. I voted for Obama but I think he is trying to do too much at once….you guys are leaving him no choice though. The left will pull him if you guyz just make petulant protest No! votes.
Get rid of Glenn Beck…or marginalize him somehow….he’s electoral poison. Sonner or later one of those Stormfront or Info Wars whackjobs is going to try a Tim McVeigh and leave an undeniable trail of breadcrumbs right back to Beck. That will be an electoral disaster for your branding for years.
Rush is not insane…keep him.
Try to find a uniting popular NEW young face within the party to lead you out of the wilderness. It may take years of grooming….start now for 2016.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 10:24 AM

“why they haven’t tried to stop that is beyond me”

They need the warm bodies because of the very demographic implosion that you are talking about. That, and the “noble savage” chic attitude towards the Middle East, capped off with enduring Euro anti-semitism, goes far to explaining what is going on over there.

The Euro-elites feel that they will always have the whip hand, and they don’t have to live with the consequences of their policies.

ebrown2 on April 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Now…..i got class.
Have a nice day my little conservo droogies.
Stop opposing Obama on noble principle and try to USE him instead.
Lissen to the Highlander.
Believe in the power of your memes.
Right makes Might.
:)

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 10:33 AM

start now for 2016.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 10:24 AM

If the GOP can’t wrest control of the House or Senate by 2016 the nation is pretty much screwed. We’ll have so much debt and and inflation that the average American won’t be able to survive without handouts. Middle class income won’t be able to buy nights out for dinner and a movie, let alone iPhones and plasms tv’s.

We’re facing the very real prospect of the generation being born today having, for the first time in our history, a lower quality of life than their parents.

The GOP has to vote no and hold the line wherever they can. Once a program like universal health care is in place it becomes impossible to undo. Once a population passes a tipping point where a majority of it pays no taxes that can never be undone. These are literally unprecedented times in our history.

I’m sure you’ve seen the charts of the current and projected defecits. That’s horrible for the nation, no matter how much it helps either party in the short term.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 10:33 AM

“Internationally, we have a huge opening with the worlds population, just because Obama is black.”

Umm, no, the rest of the world’s leaders are judging him on the content of his character, not the color of his skin.

He’s getting an F quintuple minus on the former and is being rolled by every anti-American punk in the book

“Domestically Obama is being pulled to the left because you guys won’t talk to him.”

Obama: “I won.” (end of discussion)

ebrown2 on April 24, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Now…..i got class.
Have a nice day my little conservo droogies.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 10:33 AM

That doesn’t surprise me. I voted Gore in my first election, back when I was idealistic and really didn’t understand just how the world worked. You may one day come around to realize you’re smart enough to know how to spend your own money and live your own life.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Bush doctrine has nothing to do with imposing a JudeoChristian democracy, or else both Iraq and Afghanistan wouldn’t have elements of Sharia in their constitutions.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Oh, attempting to impose, Dude. Everyone knows you can’t force democracy…..but it is highly contagious.
Like I said, believe in the power of your memes.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Oh, attempting to impose, Dude. Everyone knows you can’t force democracy…..but it is highly contagious.
Like I said, believe in the power of your memes.

strangelet on April 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

You didn’t make the ‘attempting’ distinction in your earlier remarks on the Bush Doctrine.

BadgerHawk on April 24, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Obama is wildly popular, and thats just killing you neo-cons.

athensboy on April 24, 2009 at 7:15 AM

Hitler was also wildly popular as he sat in his bunker with his Third Reich crumbling all around him.

scullymj on April 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Michael Steele and the RNC… Whatever…

Do you seriously think that he or this group of nitwits who brought you John McNumbnuts last year will have anything mildly interesting or insightful to say about anything or anybody? They are simply plotting their strategy to bring you another RINO to vote for in 4 years. That’s all they care about. Deal with it. Good grief!

sabbott on April 24, 2009 at 12:16 PM

It’s perfectly fine to call him a socialist because his policies ARE socialistic! If later on he and Geithner decides to abandon socialism you simple thank them for finally coming to their senses. But for now, socialism it is!

RMR on April 24, 2009 at 1:33 PM

The selection of Steal as party chairman guarantees B. Hussein Osama a second term.

Jerricho68 on April 24, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Won’t work…they’ve been hard at work in every facet of society to make Socialism sound harmless, if not downright chic for the last, oh, I don’t know, 90 years.

The RNC needs to do an ad with Steele and William Shatner:

“He’s a Socialist!”

“Cupcake.”

“Marxist.”

“Panty waist.”

“Uh, Communist?”

“Now you’re talkin’!”

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 24, 2009 at 8:02 PM

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