Why the Republicans shouldn't use new media

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  1. superdave

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    Michael Steele has promised to use the Twitter and youtube in an off the hook way to propel the Republicans to electoral dominance.

    The problem, tho, is that New Media formats allow people to see the unfiltered or semi-filtered thoughts of Republican officials. And that's a negative, because Republicans, deep down inside, are evil racists.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_06/018644.php

    And let's not forget Newt's tweet about Sotomayor the Evil Racist.

    And sometimes, they're not evil, just dumb as ********.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/...-new-media-fails-so-far-this-year.php?ref=fpa

    I can't wait till Sarahmerica starts twittering.
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  2. aguimarães

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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    It took them until 2009 to learn how to operate a computer.

    Rebublicans = Whig party of the 21st Century
  3. Bluto11

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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    this may be in another thread, but here's the "where does oil come from?" clip:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTyI20Ka94"]YouTube - Energy Secretary puzzled by stupid question from Rep. Joe Barton[/ame]
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    oh I get it.
    Obama winning the election by sending unfiltered text messages and instant messages = good.
    Republicans using twitter to put their message out to the masses without the benefit of being sanitized by the liberal media = bad.


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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    what planet do you live on?
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    I think it is GREAT that the republicans are putting their raw, unfiltered messages out there to the masses. Keep it up!
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    I would have sworn that's been happening for the last decade or so (Faux News.)
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    No, that's the formulated talking points.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    You have shown great ability in posting to threads you have not read. The point isn't that they are not being sanitized by the liberal media, it's that the unfiltered messages are showing the actual hate and stupidity that is inside them.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    Exactly; this is who they are. The less time they have to massage odium out and "freedom" in, the better. Keep it up; it is instructive.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    Generalize much?
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    Take what applies, leave the rest. It's the GOP's own Steele who submits that:

    ...[his own] party’s difficulties with ethnic minority votes will not be solved easily because too many officials “don’t give a damn”. To them, he said, “outreach means let’s throw a cocktail party, find some black folks and Hispanics and women, wrap our arms around them — ‘See, look at us’. And then we go back to the same old, same old.”

    Now either he's a leader of a party and can, from a position ostensibly more informed than you or I, articulate its general, party-wide problem with non-whites, or both Steele and I "generalize much..."

    They don't let him talk on this issue much, so we may have to wait and see...
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    The guy behind Barton looks like he's really wishing he was somewhere else besides there watching his boss make an ass of himself.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    Even better, making an ass of himself while thinking he's being a badass.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    OMG.

    That is really one of the most astonishing things I've ever seen. That's right up there with the "series of tubes" rant.

    Personally, I'm loving this GOP "new media" revolution. Endlessly entertaining.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    maybe I saw the point as something different than you.
    or maybe my post was intended as a joke.
    lighten up.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    I don't know what all of the fuss is. Clearly, it was once warm at the North Pole where all that oil is. Do you think the dinosaurs would have just jumped off of the Ark onto a big sheet of ice?
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    Duuuuuuude. Be honest, you booted this one and trying to save face is pointless. You'll only dig yourself a deeper hole.

    The republicans should keep on doing what they are doing, brilliant stuff.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    you're an idiot dude if you think that I was actually serious.
    you're entitled to your opinion of course.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    Ohh just stop it.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    This message is hidden because minerva is on your ignore list.

    Total happiness is just a few clicks away, TeamUSA.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    whatever makes you happy.
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    Re: Why the Repubilcans shouldn't use new media

    Latest Tweet from Rep. Pete Hoekstra ...
    Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.​

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