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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."
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?