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Friday, March 12, 2010

Those damned Democratz

What's Mallard raving about today?

Democrats.

Seriously? Do I need to reference the RNC's disastrous website revamp? Do we want to talk about Republican identification among young voters?

It's pretty amazing, given how much criticism Democrats actually deserve, that Mallard still opts for the bizarre, the trivial, or the mostly false.

26 comments:

Factinista said...

And let's not forget which party's chairman wanted to take their message to "urban-suburban hip-hop settings."

Tog said...

And don't forget the miserable failure by the Right to launch their very own "Daily Show"-style comedy show, based on the very same satirical principles Tinsley practices.

...WHO's desperate to be "hip," Brucie? Go have a bagel, and teabag a nice hot cup of coffee.

D Johnston said...

And, of course, XPAC. That was just embarrassing. Ironically, it probably inspired this, too.

Kip W said...
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Kip W said...

I hope he'll stick with this one for a while. It'd be like watching Bill O'Reilly following Jon Stewart around with advice on how to be 'hep' and 'where it is at.'

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Steve-O said...

yeah, because this guy would never have a lame marketing idea.

http://activitystory.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/gallery-steeleinterns1.jpg

Steve-O said...

My html-fu is weak, copy-and-paste the previous link in your web browser for the comedy goodness.

dlauthor said...

Luckily, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner really have their fingers on the pulse of the youth zeitgeist. Who better to capture the imagination of the young than Yertle the Turtle and the king of the Oompa-Loompas?

Also, Tinshley, just because you're into binge-drinking too doesn't make you hip to college kids.

Rootbeer said...

A full 2/3 of voters under 30 cast their ballots for Barack Obama in 2008. Only 25% in that demographic are affiliated with the Republican party, down from nearly half in 2000.

It's not the D3M0KRATZ that have a problem appealing to young voters...

Anonymous said...

Still, how hard was it to beat McCain/Palin? And losing to Bush II twice!! (Of course, he had extracurricular help.) Both parties are a disgrace.

rewinn said...

Conservative appeals to young voters remind me that in 1967, they tried the same thing with a TV series entitled "Custer". Its promotional ads proclaimed the series' "hero" as "young, long-haired, a rebel against authority" ...

... all of which may have been technically true but comically, horribly missed the point.

The series sank without a trace in three months. Unfortunately, the GOP is better funded.

rewinn said...

Hey Anonymous:

* In 2000 - who got more votes?

* In 2004 - Whose daddy's buddies outed spies to launch a war to keep his polling numbers up, defamed an actual war hero and did funny things will polling places and machines?

* In 2008 - Who had an entire broadcasting network, funded by a foreigner for the express purpose of keeping the GOP in power?

The Democrats are today a center-right party, judging by traditional American standards, but their electoral fortunes are not that surprising (...although in a just world, the DLC would admitt they're working for the GOP.)

Anonymous said...

How about a 'Slaughter Solution' at the Polls in November?

The 'young' voters will not be at the polls in droves in November. They listened to the Drive-By Media bash Bush for 7 years. They thought it would be cool to have a black president to show they were not racist. But, they knew little about Obama's background and what he had planned for the country.

They will be the folks paying the taxes on the debt. Obama has managed to ring up in just over a year. The Patriot Act was renewed for another year, we are still in Iraq, there are more troops in Afghanistan, and Club Gitmo is still open for business.

There has been one change. Unemployment is over 10% and will not be improving in the near future.

Tog said...

"But, they knew little about Obama's background and what he had planned for the country."

HA HA HA HA HA HA! You mean, the 24/7 Rushbeck Rantings about birth certificates and secret Muslim upbringings and assorted other fictions didn't reach the people?

Look, stupid fuck. Bush was not the victim of the media. Bush got a COMPLETELY FREE RIDE from the media from September 11th, 2001 until his final year of office, when even Bruce Tinsley deigned to jump on his ass.

You can whine and whimper and fart and simper about the steps Obama is taking to fix the Cheney maladministration's mess--and moan in a high-pitched voice that Obama hasn't fixed it all within one year while swimming upstream against the Party of NO!!1, but those of us with functioning brains remember exactly where the massive deficit, the twin quagmires, and the economic collapse originated from.

And we know that handing things back over to the neocon scumbags is no solution at all.

Paul Smecker said...

Hey anon, Onion Bagel, Cream Cheese.

Anonymous said...

Tog - Put the bottle down and go to bed before you fall down and hurt yourself.

Quite an intelligent vocabulary you have. Like most liberals, no actual debate. They just go into name calling mode. It's easier that way.

Hibryd said...

Ah, right, the RNC website refresh. The one with the unsecured code that meant you could put a talking Chairman Steele tour on absolutely any site you wanted to. With the "What Up" blog. And the URL shortener that was used to hilarious results. And the fail-tacular "Faces of the GOP" banner. Oh, that was fun. Even better than McCain's sign generator.

When you're making a web site, your FIRST thought should be "what's the worst that could happen if 4chan finds it?"

Anonymous said...

Mr. Smecker,
With a cup of coffee but hold the cheese.

CW in LA said...

Funny how AnonyWatermelon-fucker assumes the whole world is as obsessed with race as he is.

That trivial Game Change book got one important thing right: It pointed out that Obama was by far the most emotionally and intellectually together of the players in the '08 election. Do ya think THAT might have had anything to do with the outcome, Melon-fucker?

Factinista said...

You know, Anon, your whole complaint about not wanting a debate seems pretty absurd when we both know that's not what you want either. All you're interested in doing is dropping a link to some blog and giving the usual speech about how Democrats are Commies/Nazis/Socialists/Marxists/Fascists/freedom-haters.

Tog said...

*snicker*

He ignores the facts, calls me an uncontrolled alcoholic*, then claims I'm the one not interested in "real debate." And of course, it's liberals who immediately jump into name-calling mode; never neocons or the draft-dodging, drug-addicted, hate-spewing hypocritical perverts whose jackboots they lap clean every day.

Everyday projection. Am I supposed to be impressed?

*Because a troll never has the arsenal upstairs to make up his own insults; he just grabs whatever he sees handy and does the ol' NO U. And Tinsley's second-best-known characteristic--after being a fool--is that he's owned lock, stock, and barrel by booze.

Kip W said...

I don't know, Tog. Anon's got a damn good game. He ignores the facts you offer while tearing up and gasping, "You... you're using ad hominems, you alcoholic wife-beater!" Such gamesmanship could only come from one well versed in the ways of blog-fu. Let's just hope he doesn't pull out the big gun -- phony laughter -- because no ordered set of factual propositions can stand up to "BWAHAHAHAHA" or "ROTFLMAO" or, God help us, some hitherto-unknown diabolical combination of capital letters designed to indicate that somebody is pretending to laugh.

John Roche said...

Tog: Re: Beck:

To be fair, I believe that even Beck thinks the birthers are morons. He has not gone so far as to believe them to be part of the dreaded "Oligarhy" though.

rewinn said...

Dear Anonymous Coward:

We're not laughing WITH you.

We're laughing AT you.

wavydavy said...

What rewinn said.

exanonymous said...

As a young voter in that demographic:

Stuff it.

I don't say it much, but I hate being told how I'd really be if I just listened. And I won't be changing to neocon in my old age if the demographics for my chosen profession is any indication.

To add a bit of irony, every neocon in real life has assumed I am a young conservative because apparently how I treat others, how intelligently I act and the values I show are things they like to claim are a natural result of being a conservative.