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  •  Monumental loss? Let's try that again (4+ / 0-)
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    How is it that losing a winnable election gets you rehired?  I thought the GOP was the bastion of wily business managers.

    There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

    by slothlax on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:41:40 AM PST

    •  Oh, yes! (4+ / 0-)

      GOP is the bastion of Wily Coyote business managers!

      And all of them are VPs at Acme Company!

      To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

      by Youffraita on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:57:34 AM PST

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    •  For the life of me... (6+ / 0-)

      This question has had me dumbfounded since the day I learned Priebus was a lock for a second term as chairman.

      Seriously. There has to be more to it. There were other candidates that might've been a bit more qualified for the diversification part of their "outreach" effort, at least.

      Yet Priebus never had any competition for a second run. Steele was ousted even after winning, for fucks sake.


      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:59:44 AM PST

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    •  Because the alternative challenger was even (8+ / 0-)

      less attractive to a majority of angry internal factions, than the current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.  The GOP won't exactly declare he's the least disliked (amongst GOP 'deciderers')  of those who dared run for Chairman of the RNC.  But that's what they're willing to build upon.

      GOP just has to find more supporters in order not to fall apart as a credible party.  That plus take away supports who would otherwise vote for Democractic candidates, or concentrate their votes in ways to dilute their collective power.

      The supporters they want to suck into the 'big tent' GOP sure didn't like GOP platforms in the last go rounds.

      The biggest not so secret part of thte GOP plan is to not mention the platform items that were so repulsive to those they believe ought to be falling for their propoganda.  Expect 'micro' ads specifically targeting varoius subgroups, trying to shape Republican platform features, leaving out the ugly and emphasizing the not so ugly, so they can build some appeal to specific market segments.  Wnen so many segments share common social media, I suspect we'll have fun grabbing these and turning them on their heads.

      Even if we prevail over this apparently lame but perhaps very well funded attempt to rise from the ashes, that lingering feeling of being a Twilight Zone episode will persist for years and is pretty hard to shake.  We just can't let our great organized Democratic boots on the ground fade into the background as 2014 approaches.  He have to take people further forward and encourage thinking bid and doing the job of clearing the Geriatric Obstructionist Party from power.  As for the strange feeling they have that Obama intends on bliterating them...oh, come on, it's just to out-flank and neuter them politically as a good goal.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 01:08:46 AM PST

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    •  Like the "other" thankless GOP leadership job (1+ / 0-)
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      this year - he ran unopposed.

      We can guess the reasons why.

      If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

      by RUNDOWN on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:47:56 AM PST

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