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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."
People showed up to vote for HILLARY as part of Operation Chaos.
Rush encouraged people to vote for HILLARY, not 0bama.
Exactly so, and you can still find transcripts on his website admonishing his listeners to be part of Operation Chaos and vote for HILLARY.
Maybe what we're seeing here today is why Operation Chaos failed. It appears that, even outside of Rio Linda, some people thought Operation Chaos meant they were supposed to vote for Obama. :-)
Hey, maybe that means the Daily Kos "Operation Hilarity" will result in a win for Newt Gingrich!
Well looks like somebody did ‘show’ prep for Rush today.
If Santorum wins the nomination, the GOP loses in a landslide. We’ll probably lose the House and a few Senate seats too.
Well said.....................and my thoughts exactly.
Yep. I can tell you what happened in Texas anyway.
It’s called the Texas Two-Step. Voters vote in the primary and then after the polls close that night at 7:00 pm, they caucus with their party to commit delegates for presidential preference.
McCain had the nominatioy locked up by March 2008 when Texans voted, so Rush encouraged us to vote for Hillary against Obama.
When I voted, about one in four standing in line asked the poll workers if they could vote Democrat in the primary without affecting their Republican “registration.” I voted for Hillary and stayed to caucus with the Dems. It was chaos there were so many people.
The caucus workers were allowing people to enter the caucus who did not have their registration card stamped as having voted Democrat; telling caucus attendees not to fill out their presidential preference on sign-in sheets and then writing in Obama for them when they turned away; sending home those who were there to caucus for Hillary by telling them that their presidential preference had been counted by registering such on the sign-in sheets. All of that resulted in Obama having a far larger presidential preference count than Hillary and in his attendees staying to caucus and most of Hillary’s leaving. Delegate count is determined by the presidential preference on the sign-in sheets. So while Hillary won the actual primary, Obama stole the delegates by fraud.
Long story short, I was one of the few people there for Hillary who stayed until it was time to elect delegates. I was elected as a delegate because I was present. There weren’t enough of us to fill out a complete slate of delegates and alternates. I went on to caucus for Hillary at the Senatorial District caucus and witness even more blatant corruption and fraud. I filed an affidavit with the Clinton campaign twice - once for the precinct caucus fraud and then for the district.
So, in Texas anyway, Operation Chaos didn’t matter because Republicans didn’t know they were supposed to caucus after the primary and those who did were sent home early thinking their presidential preference had been counted.
Santorum is still not my first choice for GOP nominee (Newt is) but if Rick does get the nod I believe he can beat Obama.
It will be up to the conservative grassroots to make it so and we will need all hands on deck.
If you are planning on helping the commies and the perverts then please make that clear to everyone here as soon as the general election starts.
Me too! Santorum could continue to catch on. Anything could happen.
I know the fix is in as far as the establishment Republicans are concerned. But if I were a liberal I’d be afraid to have more people hear Santorum’s ideas. Much of the electorate could end up agreeing with him on things.
From personal experience, I know the ultra-lib, baby-murdering moonbats absolutely HATE Santorum.
They actually circulated this, as if there's something wrong or weird about it:
“I see this coming back to bite them on the ass in a big way.”
I hope they love the idea of “President Santorum”... =:-D
We were a vastly different country in 1976, than now. Carter was a Dem too. He was treated differently than a Repub would have been. Santorum is portrayed as a nut, and given what he kind of conversations he gets into (contraception), I’m not so sure he is ready for a general election campaign. I don’t know if he knows what is wrong with his focus on irrelevant things such as contraception. Americans may be pro-life, but they aren’t anti-contraception. He is letting himself get drawn into things he shouldn’t.
Just FYI - I didn’t make that assertion and wasn’t trying to support it. I just told my version of the events in Texas.
It seems you're hoping for a Gingrich/Palin ticket.
There's no doubt in my mind that ticket would be every Democrat's second choice. The first would be Palin/Gingrich.
Regardless, if America really wants four more years of the Marxist Kenyan rather than Santorum, she deserves it. Let her have it. (And, yes, I will vote for whomever is the R nominee.)
I am from Earth, as far as I know. Thanks for your comments.
And I thank you for your service. I also believe that respect, or lack thereof, is not something to be taken lightly.
I am aware of the way some people use Santorum’s name. And I am open to any and all suggestions as to who the best conservative choice out there is. Thanks again.
While it was a great story - it didn't explain how encouraging people to vote for Hillary increased the likelihood of an 0bama nomination.
Kos WISHES it has the kind of audience that Rush has.
How did you go from me thinking Santorum will lead the GOP to loss...to me helping commies and perverts?
Are you well?
In reading about Operation Chaos, it is stated that Rush came up with the idea to keep the Democratic selection process going after Obama had already won several states. Iowa is first in the nation, so why would Operation Chaos have even been thought up prior to Iowa? Real Clear Politics shows Clinton ahead of Obama by 20% in polls during the two to three weeks prior to the Iowa caucus of 2008.
Operation Chaos had absolutely nothing to do with the 2008 Iowa Democratic Caucus results.
Any Republican crossover in the 2008 Caucus would have been by those who thought Obama was the weak candidate, and not due to O.C.
Sarah will be the nominee at the convention and will win in November. Remember you heard it here first - well at least 1000th, but you heard it here.
For a conservative to be abjectly pessimistic now about Rick Santorum’s chances of defeating Obama in a general election is of little consequence.
If Rick Santorum wins the GOP nomination, then at that point expressing abject pessimism about his chances in the general election will be to serve the commie and pervert cause.
The liberals want Santorum because he is the most corrupt of the Republicans running for President, and the Democrats know this.
In 2005-2006 he was considered one of the most corrupt Senators in the U.S. Senate due to Pay-for-Play.
1. Santorum’s charity “Operation Good Neighbor” (2001-07), doled out just 36% of income as grants, far less than the 75% of responsible causes. It can only be coincidence the charity which spent most of its money on lobbyists, aides and fundraisers closed after he was defeated for reelection.
2. Santorum’s “leadership PAC,” called “American’s Foundation,” was worse—just 18% went to actual candidates. That’s well below similar PACs. The rest went into overhead like trips to Starbucks for staffers.
3. The $500,000 mortgage for his Leesburg mansion came from a private bank run by a big campaign donor. By all appearances, Santorum was not eligible for the closed program since it was for high-wealth investors in the trust.
4. Santorum bilked a Pennsylvania school district out of $72,000 to pay for home “cyberschooling” of five of his kids ... in Virginia. (He makes a great Tea Party candidate, don’t you think?)
5. As the third-ranking Republican, he worked closely with House majority leader Tom DeLay, now felon, on the “K-Street Project” to grow ties between the GOP and major lobbyists. Twenty-three of his own staffers landed well-paying jobs at lobbying firms. When he was fired by the PA voters? Santorum turned to lobbyists.
6. This supporter of Medicare Part D was so important to this culture of crony capitalism, an internal memo at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said his loss “creates a big hole that we need to fill.”
7. Before anyone heard of Solyndra, on behalf of a major supporter Santorum was securing $100 million federal loans for a coal-to-liquids plant that was never built. The project’s lobbyist was PA’s top GOP power broker, Bob Ashner, and paid nearly $1 million.
That’s seven places just to start. Besides his unheard of 18-point loss for reelection, putting electability in question there’s also his hypocrisy of campaigning on requiring health insurance in 1994, on his public tort reform position vs. his testimony in his wife’s own legal case, his “problem” with working women, his union pandering and more. Lots more.
What has this failed lawyer and career politician really done? What credibility does he bring to reform, what does he propose to “drain the swamp” he help create as project point-man while part of the leadership?
We all know what Romney is.
Newt’s been vetted for more than a decade.
Can you honestly say you know all there is you need to know about Rick Santorum?
Don’t fall for his “family values” cover; open the book on Santorum and start reading.
The idea the former third-ranking Republican is some how not part-and-parcel of the establishment is ludicrous on its face. He made his choice for traitor Spector over conservative Toomey in the senate GOP primary. The result? Specter provided the 60th Senate vote to pass Obamacares.
Courtesy of newzjunkey at Free Republic
I think it would be a huge mistake for the GOP convention to nominate anyone other than Newt, Santorum, Romney, or Ron Paul.
The primary process, flawed as it is, is the time where we put our potential nominees to the test.
Only those who have gone through this process are well-known enough by the electorate to be entrusted with the nomination.
Compared to the four remaining candidates, Sarah is very much unknown and untested. Speeches, friendly interviews, and facebook postings don't count. Debates and the harsh glare of the campaign do.
I get it. If somebody doesn't support Santorum they are serving the commie and pervert cause.
Makes perfect sense.
What if the nominee ends up being Romney? Will the same logic apply? Paul?
I read all that and it sounds like you, like most folks here, still prefer Santorum to Romney or Obama.
What part of Santorum as a corrupt bastard don’t you get?
That is not what I said.
Since this is the internet and I don't know you personally, I have no way of knowing whether you say stupid things because you are genuinely stupid or because you are being a smarmy lying jerk.
So even though I suspect the latter I am going to be charitable and assume that you are genuinely retarded.
I hope that you have a nice day.
What part of compared to whom don’t you get?
I would love to see that!
Your responses are typical for those who react emotionally to direct argument.
You attack the person rather than the subject at hand.
You believe that by impugning the motive of your adversary that you have won.
We'll see how that works out for you.
You claim to be a long-time upstanding member of this forum. Surely then you realize that your name-calling is forbidden.
Gov.Sarah Palin put Republicans in prison for corruption. That’s a good place to start comparing.
Rick Santorum entered Congress as a middle class lawyer and left a millionaire. He sold himself as a political whore, exchanging legislation favorable to private enterprise for money.
The U.S. is SIXTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. It is politicians like Santorum that have put us in this position. And when asked about the earmarks and pork, he was quoted as being in favor of them.
It’s real pathetic when the libtards can see what some conservatives can’t!! Will they ever wake up?!
Only Newt and Sarah have been vetted. That should wake some up but it hasn’t. Three years of obama has not made them wiser. Amazing.
Fine by me. I probably won’t be able to vote for Santorum by the time the primary gets to where I live.
Sarah Palin is not running for President.
In my previous comment I observed that you seemed to prefer Santorum to Romney and Obama.
It was to this comment that you objected.
I know that I'm not the only person on this forum who isn't an idiot but on some threads it sure feels like it.
I recall the 2008 election just fine, thanks.
Sarah entered the process late in the game and did only so-so as a candidate.
(McCain was way worse but that doesn’t matter now.)
Since 2008 Sarah has given a few speeches, made some facebook posts, had her tv show, and done a few mostly friendly interviews. She has not debated the others, run a campaign, appeared as a candidate all over the place, faced hostile interviewers, etc., etc.
She is not nearly as vetted as Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich. They are the ones who have been in the arena, not Sarah.
Santorum will beat Obama.
In this particular situation, with this particular queen, I think the term "cockblocking" would be more appropriate.
The theory behind it was that Zero would be forced to spend money in the primary that he would have preferred to save for bashing McLame in the general. What we did not know at the time was that the O campaign was laundering money from Mexican drug cartels and other foreign locations through the state of California and therefore had unlimited resources.
You asked, I gave it to you. You don’t like it, too bad.
The Democrats had the goods on Santorum back in 2005-2006. All they have to do is dust it off, and publicize how corrupt this guy really is.
You have been warned so don’t be surprised when it happens.
This strategy sounds incredibly short-sighted.
“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.”
Huh? Why should the taxpayers subsidize what is an internal party function in the first place? If the VA GOP doesn’t like open primaries, it is more than welcome to select it’s candidates at a convention or caucus that the taxpayers won’t have to pay to conduct.
“Democrats dont remember history.”
Why bother remembering history when you can rewrite it to suit political agendas ?
They killed it because of the ‘expense’ of printing new voter registration cards. Of course, new cards have to go out because of redistricting anyway.
Given that Santorum now has wide leads in the polls among Republican voters, this ‘operation’ is really just redundancy.
That threat would be a gift over Romney.
So wait, Democrats are going to stop crossing over and registering to vote in the GOP primaries for Romney or Paul and now vote for Santorum?