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Posted on 02/16/2012 6:20:32 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Aping Rush Limbaugh's 'Operation Chaos,' Daily Kos Announces 'Operation Hilarity' to Vote for Santorum By Tim Graham Created 02/16/2012 - 8:30am
Please revisit all the liberals who called Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" effort urging conservatives to vote for Hillary Clinton "undemocratic" and worse. Because Daily Kos blog boss Markos Moulitsas announced on Wednesday "Operation Hilarity," urging liberals to turn out and vote for Rick Santorum to "keep the GOP clown show going!"
"Rush Limbaugh and his ilk have had no problem meddling in our own contests. And if there's one thing Daily Kos is about, it's about fighting fire with fire," he wrote. "And in any case, it's freaking hilarious. I mean, Rick Santorum? Really? The Republicans have offered up this big, slow, juicy softball. Let's have fun whacking the heck out of it." They're even raising funds for Facebook ads. He writes:
It's time for us to take an active role in the GOP nomination process. That's right, it's time for those of us who live in open primary and caucus statesMichigan, North Dakota, Vermont and Tennessee in the next three weeksto head out and cast a vote for Rick Santorum.
Why would we do such a crazy thing? Lots of great reasons!
Republican turnout has sucked, and appears to be getting worse by the contest. Unlike the 2008 Democratic primaries, which helped President Barack Obama and the Democrats to build a national organization, the GOP is an organizational disaster, with waning voter interest. That means that it takes fewer votes to have an impact than if Republican turnout was maxed out.
Several of the contests have produced razor-thin margins of victory. Rick Santorum won Iowa by 34 votes, Mitt Romney "won" Maine by 194 votes. It won't take many of us to swing contests the way we want them to swing.
The longer this GOP primary drags on, the better the numbers for Team Blue. Not only is President Barack Obama rising in comparison to the clowns in the GOP field, but GOP intensity is downwhich would have repercussions all the way down the ballot.
The longer this thing drags out, the more unpopular the Republican presidential pretenders become. Just look at Mitt Romney's trajectory, which followed Herman Cain's trajectory, and Newt Gingrich's trajectory, and Michelle Bachmann's trajectory, and so on.
Rick Santorum will inevitably follow the same path once he gets properly vetted. Mitt Romney has been unable to stem the bleeding despite his tens of millions. Just imagine Santorum, with the far more radical record and a continued inability to raise real money.
It's a no-brainer! The following states have completely open contests coming up: 2/28: Michigan (Primary) 3/6: North Dakota (caucus) 3/6: Tennessee (primary) 3/6: Vermont (primary)
If you live in one of those states, pledge to participate in Operation Hilarity by voting or caucusing for Rick Santorum.
In case anyone was in doubt that the Kosmonauts hate Rick Santorum from their toes up to their silly hats, see Jesse LaGreca, who wrote "spare me your self-righteous indignation, you mouth breathing, knuckle dragging troglodyte stereotype of a sexually suppressed Broadway villain from the 1950's."
And: "To the sexually repressed adults who want to make believe it is 1955 and that a voting booth is a Delorean with a flux capacitor, I'd like to remind you of the movie Back To The Future. Just like the movie, eventually you are going to be forced to realize it is 2012, but you are still the repressed, conspiracy theory driven John Birch Republicans of 1955, and you're gonna be mad as hell when you figure out that just like in the movie, at the end Biff is just a chump and the black guy who used to mop the floor at the diner who Buff used to look down on is going to end up running the town and there is nothing you can do, Rick Santorum, to stop it."
I see this coming back to bite them on the ass in a big way.
I am at the point of praying for a brokered convention.
Agreed. Santorum has been my guy once the establishment hacks got rid of Cain.
This situation does make me even more in favor of party registration and closed primaries. The Virginia General Assembly killed the bill to do just that. Idiots.
I’m sick of the other side choosing our candidates.
I would agree, if I thought the Daily Kos actually has the number of readers necessary to effect the outcome of the primaries.
As in the same manner Obama was 'properly vetted'?
“I am at the point of praying for a brokered convention.”
Yeah, at which time Sarah would declare.
Good for the Kos. Lets hope it backfires on them like it backfired on Rush.
“I am at the point of praying for a brokered convention.”
If we have to wait until September to come up with a candidate we might as well call off the election and hand Obama a crown. This is getting ridiculous.
Isn’t that... racist?
Hey, a vote is a vote. Go out and vote for him. Santorum will take it.
Remember this, though, Operation Chaos was ultimately a failure. It kept the process going a bit longer, but in the end, Obama still ended up winning the nomination and Presidency. Those who don’t learn from history...
On the contrary.
As it stands, 0bama doesn’t know who to turn his billion dollar guns on, and neither does the media.
The candidates need to step up REAL QUICK and nip this new “republicans will outlaw contraception” move by the ‘rats right in the bud.
They need to ask who has proposed outlawing contraception,
and then address the fallacy, in very derogatory and ridiculing tones, that if the government doesn’t pay for it, it’s “banning” it.
[This is getting ridiculous.]
What, you just now noticed this? And have you also considered how ridiculous that the candidate of the current week is?
They may be doing us a huge favor......................unwittingly, of course.........
Romney will be the weakest opponent vs Obama.
So, if this will get someone besides Romney the nomination, go for it.
After all, if it’s fair for the GOP establishment to attempt to swing the nomination to Romney (moving up the primaries, calling the wrong winner in Iowa, not counting all the votes in Maine, etc...) why is it any worse for liberals—who have a legal right to vote in the primaries (at least they aren’t committing vote fraud)—to try and swing the nomination to someone else?
"Operation Hilarity" is appropriately named because the joke will be on Markos Moulitsas.