Party of stupid
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
May 22, 2013 03:07 PM | 1609 views | 14 14 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Gov. Nathan Deal wants more minorities to vote Republican because he suddenly realized all those black and Hispanic kids in our public schools will be the majority of the Georgia electorate in one more generation. 
 
So to attract these young African-Americans and Hispanics and their parents to the GOP’s big tent, Deal signed an order last week restricting the Common Core curriculum, not because it’s bad for education, but because its adoption was encouraged by the Obama administration. 
 
It’s the same far right pandering Deal engaged in when he refused Medicaid expansion dollars. That decision cost the state jobs and revenue while ensuring your federal tax dollars pay for expanded Medicaid in blue states like New York without a nickel coming back to Georgia.
 
Sen. Chuck Schumer thanks you.
 
On the one hand, the GOP knows it will continue to lose elections without African-Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, Asians and other minority constituencies, not to mention women.
On the other hand, as noted by MDJ’s Don McKee, “One hurdle for Deal and other Georgia GOP leaders is the disaffected tea party and other conservatives like those who appeared at the state convention Friday to denounce ‘Republicans in name only.’”
 
See the problem for the party of stupid, as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal famously dubbed today’s GOP? They want it both ways. 
 
We’ll let the radicals, the nativists, the religious right, the tin foil hat wearers, and the angry white men run the party - the same crowd that effectively destroyed the GOP’s 2012 presidential chances - but we’d sure like them black folks, Mexicans and ladies to vote for us!
 
Those RINOs the tea partiers detest are the same moderate Republicans who used to help conservatives win elections; you know, guys like Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. 
 
But with the far right wingers making noise disproportionate to their actual numbers – only 8 percent of conservatives self-identify as tea party according to Rasmussen – and Republican elected officials terrified of being “primaried” out of a job, the GOP leadership believes, falsely, that their party must accommodate extremism.
 
Those elusive minority votes won’t come until Republicans purge their ranks of the radical elements that are costing them elections.
 

Gov. Nathan Deal wants more minorities to vote Republican because he suddenly realized all those black and Hispanic kids in our public schools will be the majority of the Georgia electorate in one more generation.

So to attract these young African-Americans and Hispanics and their parents to the GOP’s big tent, Deal signed an order last week restricting the Common Core curriculum, not because it’s bad for education, but because its adoption was encouraged by the Obama administration.

It’s the same far right pandering Deal engaged in when he refused Medicaid expansion dollars. That decision cost the state jobs and revenue while ensuring your federal tax dollars pay for expanded Medicaid in blue states New York without a nickel coming back to Georgia.

Sen. Chuck Schumer thanks you.

On the one hand, the GOP knows it will continue to lose elections without African-Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, Asians and other minority constituencies, not to mention women.

On the other hand, as noted by MDJ’s Don McKee, “One hurdle for Deal and other Georgia GOP leaders is the disaffected tea party and other conservatives like those who appeared at the state convention Friday to denounce ‘Republicans in name only.’”

See the problem for the party of stupid, as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal famously dubbed today’s GOP? They want it both ways.

We’ll let the radicals, the nativists, the religious right, the tin foil hat wearers, and the angry white men run the party - the same crowd that effectively destroyed the GOP’s 2012 presidential chances - but we’d sure like them black folks, Mexicans and ladies to vote for us!

Those RINOs the tea partiers detest are the same moderate Republicans who used to help conservatives win elections; you know, guys like Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan.

But with the far right wingers making noise disproportionate to their actual numbers – only 8 percent of conservatives self-identify as tea party according to Rasmussen – and Republican elected officials terrified of being “primaried” out of a job, the GOP leadership believes, falsely, that their party must accommodate extremism.

Those elusive minority votes won’t come until Republicans purge their ranks of the radical elements that are costing them elections.

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CobbCoGuy
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June 03, 2013
@Lib

Great! You obviously read Hohmann's article that I cited and we're in agreement that the Democrat party is corrupt, incompetent and in decline.

Have a good'un!
Lib in Cobb
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June 02, 2013
@CobbCoGuy: All three!
CobbCoGuy
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May 30, 2013
The party of corruption or, the party of incompetence or, the party in decline.

It's one or the other.

Which is it?

See James Hohmann on Politico, May 10, 2013, discussing a recent memo prepared by Doug Sosnik, Clinton's political director.
Lib in Cobb
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May 29, 2013
@Sally: The reason that Kevin and I don't text, if we did, no one here could learn from our wisdom.
Sally H 7th grade
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May 25, 2013
Lib in Cobb & Kevin Foley - why don't you just text each other and saty of the space here?
Lib in Cobb
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May 24, 2013
Kevin: Another night when I am again going to lose two or three minutes of sleep because I have been reprimanded, this time by an escapee from the Marietta Sunset Nursing Home.
Kevin Foley
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May 24, 2013
@ Lib - We've been scolded by Nettie. Shame on us.
Nettie Helen Stemm
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May 24, 2013
Kevin and Lib. I do want to thank you for, once again, demonstrating that there is no maturity in the liberal camp.

Same old tactic. Juvenile, school yard name calling and comments.

You both must have headaches after thinking long enough to write them. Thinking is not your long suit, so I recommend you not try it any more.
Lib in Cobb
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May 23, 2013
Kevin: Fell free to use "peep toe, sling back, high heeled, do me like a doggy pumps" any time. I stole it from someone else.
Lib in Cobb
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May 23, 2013
@Nettie: Where is your column, since you are so talented?

If you don't like Kevin's columns, by all means don't read them. I think the nursing home is looking for you.
Kevin Foley
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May 23, 2013
@ Lib - "doggy pumps"...hysterical!
Lib in Cobb
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May 22, 2013
Kevin: I mentioned in a post involving the TP here on The MDJ, that the TP will one day be no more than a footnote in our political history. Of course George Middleton, (not her real name), came out of her "peep toe, high heeled, sling back, do me like a doggy pumps", calling me names, including "traitor". I am certain I will lose at least 2 or 3 minutes of sleep tonight over this personal attack.

Peace to you and all those you love and care for.
Lib in Cobb
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May 22, 2013
The GOP of GA and all across the US has an unbelievable talent for continuing to shoot themselves in the foot, over and over and over again and again. Just what happened to the re-branding? Did the "duh" of the GOP re-gain control? Yes, good. That will ensure another 8 years of the thinking people in the WH.

The GOP should change their name to "The YUP YUP YUP Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee Party".
Nettie Helen Stemm
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May 22, 2013
Congratulations, You have topped yourself for mindless ramblings signifying nothing. I have come to the conclusion that the only reason you write this treacle is that it gives you an avenue for juvenile name calling, insults and innuendos.

Would that you had a modicum of talent and a vague idea of what journalism is really all about.
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