House Repubs Talk the Talk

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    House Repubs Talk the Talk

    After a tough election season and an equally tough lame duck session of Congress, House Republicans are regrouping at an image makeover retreat in Williamsburg, Va. this week.

    But it's not looking so good.

    Reporters quickly noted that a session for lawmakers called "Discussion on Successful Communication with Minorities and Women" will actually take place in the "Burwell Plantation" room at the resort where the retreat is being held.

    It turns out, according to NBC News, the room "is named after the Burwell Family, a wealthy family that owned many slaves in 18th century Southern Virginia."

    The irony of learning how to woo minorities in a room named after slaveholders was not lost on Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.): "I don't pick the rooms we meet in."

    But the missteps didn't end there.

    The New York Times reports the panel discussion on how to communicate with minorities and women included three white lawmakers. Walden had to note that the panel would include several women, whom he identified as "a woman from CNN" and "Sean Duffy's wife."

    With such obvious image problems, lawmakers probably shouldn't have been very surprised when GOP pollster David Winston unveiled, as Politico reports, the House Republicans' most recent favorable rating: "It came in at a barrel-scraping 27 percent."

    http://theweek.com/article/index/238983/republican-retreat-kicks-off-with-a-rocky-start

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    The title just made me laugh.  It's as if minorities and women are space aliens speaking in algorithms.

    I would give them credit for trying, if I thought they actually were.

     

     
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    Maybe Romney has some left over binders full of women and minorities he can lend them?

     
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    That's not all:

    At the same retreat, a pro-life group will hold a discussion for lawmakers on how not to talk about rape (as per Todd Akin) during their campaigns:

     

    GOP Pollster] Kellyanne Conway dispensed the stern advice as part of a polling presentation she made alongside fellow GOP pollsters David Winston — an adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) — and Dave Sackett. The comment was described by several sources in the room.

    Conway said rape is a “four-letter word,” and Republicans simply need to stop talking about it in their races for office.

     

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    Because everyone knows that NOT talking about serious problems ALWAYS makes them go away, right?

     

     

     
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    Priceless. Really. Priceless. Even John Stewart counldn't make this stuff up on his best day.

     
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    In response to Newtster's comment:

    WHat are they supposed to do? Ignore minorities or wear sheets to work? 

    Nevermind, I'm sure you think they do anyway.



    It doesn't really matter what I think.  (To me, it's just ironic.)

    Apparently, what matters are the women and minorities who are averse to voting republican.

     

     

     
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    Come on in, NO MO O, this thread's covered in chum.

     
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    And to one pair of boots on the ground in Virginia: Will you be delivering from there under the byline of ComingLiberalCrackup or BetheKoolaid?

     
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    In response to DamainAllen's comment:

    Maybe Romney has some left over binders full of women and minorities he can lend them?



    Think he'll turn up, or are they done with each other?

     
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    That's great that you guys are talking about the issues that really matter in this country, like conference room names. Nice to see that y'all are so serious about solving the major issues that confront us.

     

     
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    In response to DamainAllen's comment:

    Maybe Romney has some left over binders full of women and minorities he can lend them?



    He should send those binders to Obama, seeing that Obama is having difficulty finding qualified female cabinet members.

     
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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    That's great that you guys are talking about the issues that really matter in this country, like conference room names. Nice to see that y'all are so serious about solving the major issues that confront us.

     



    That is what counts to liberals.  All style, no substance.

     
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    This thread is about 1000% more relevant than your typical conservative who just repeats Fox/GOP slogans and pats himself on the back for being a big moral Patriot.

    So, the name on a meeting room is more relevant than the massive federal debt, Americans being killed overseas, and the fact that the Senate hasn't passed a budget in three years (amongst other things.)

    Got it.

     

     
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    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    This thread is about 1000% more relevant than your typical conservative who just repeats Fox/GOP slogans and pats himself on the back for being a big moral Patriot.

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    Only to a koolaid drunk moonbat

     
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    Typical, left screams about how old white and out of touch the GOP is and when they try to do something about they get rediculed.  

    I keep waiting for the left to reach out to the disaffected right; oh that's right they have no need to due to their 51% majority and they have no use for the bitter clingers to their bibles and guns anyway.  Such an open view point of diversity and inclusion, no wonder the headlines all say that the US is a highly diveded country.

     
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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    That's great that you guys are talking about the issues that really matter in this country, like conference room names. Nice to see that y'all are so serious about solving the major issues that confront us.

     



    Well, seeing as how the Repubs are in charge of the House and thus at least half of the law-making apparatus in this country (not to mention all those state house critters)...

    ...I believe it's critically important to the nation for the GOP to finally get their s**t together regarding the rest of the country whom they've demonstrated very little interest in until they lose at the polls.

    We can talk all day about the GOP we want, but this is the GOP we got.  The dems might sukk, too, but even they beat the repubs in the popular vote.

     

     
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    That's great that you guys are talking about the issues that really matter in this country, like conference room names. Nice to see that y'all are so serious about solving the major issues that confront us.

    Well, seeing as how the Repubs are in charge of the House and thus at least half of the law-making apparatus in this country (not to mention all those state house critters)...

    ...I believe it's critically important to the nation for the GOP to finally get their s**t together regarding the rest of the country whom they've demonstrated very little interest in until they lose at the polls.

    We can talk all day about the GOP we want, but this is the GOP we got.  The dems might sukk, too, but even they beat the repubs in the popular vote. 




    Legislative processes start in the house most times but, the senate decides if, house bills will even get a debate!

    So, the senate actually has much more power!

     
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    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    In response to skeeter20's comment:

    All style, no substance



    Describes almost all the BDC conservatives to a T. Which is whythe almost completely irrelevant name of the training session manages to be more relevant than just about everything they say.

     

     

    Try to keep up dearies



    Yet the name of the conference room is of central concern to the left.

    Try to find something real to talk about.

     
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    It turns out, according to NBC News, the room "is named after the Burwell Family, a wealthy family that owned many slaves in 18th century Southern Virginia."

    And Democrats  attending Conferences take the the Robert C. Byrd Highway over Clifford Hollow near Moorefield, West Virginia....

    ...and have many fine meeting rooms to choose from :

     
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    In response to Firewind's comment:

    And to one pair of boots on the ground in Virginia: Will you be delivering from there under the byline of ComingLiberalCrackup or BetheKoolaid?



    To my stalker:

    BetheKoolaid has been retired, thank you for your concern.

     
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

     

    That's great that you guys are talking about the issues that really matter in this country, like conference room names. Nice to see that y'all are so serious about solving the major issues that confront us.

     

     



    Well, seeing as how the Repubs are in charge of the House and thus at least half of the law-making apparatus in this country (not to mention all those state house critters)...

     

    ...I believe it's critically important to the nation for the GOP to finally get their s**t together regarding the rest of the country whom they've demonstrated very little interest in until they lose at the polls.

    We can talk all day about the GOP we want, but this is the GOP we got.  The dems might sukk, too, but even they beat the repubs in the popular vote.

     



    You do realize that in the last election cycle; It was 51% D and 48% R don't you?

    The disaffected middle is what determines the elections so there is no clear mandate here as we are a highly divided country.  Now the GOP this time lost the election on a number of stupid issues caused by some right wing members who gave ammunition to the Dems to heighten the war on women and attack on minorities meme.

    Yeah the GOP needs to clean up there act, so they can get back to being the champion of the private enterprise and small government model model that made this country great in the first place.

     
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    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    In response to skeeter20's comment:

    Yet the name of the conference room is of central concern to the left.

     

     

     

    These sentences express a "central concern" to you: "The title just made me laugh.  It's as if minorities and women are space aliens speaking in algorithms. I would give them credit for trying, if I thought they actually were."

    ?

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    ?

     

     





    It's the point of the whole thread.  Maybe you need to re-read the first post.

     
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    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:

    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

     

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

     

    That's great that you guys are talking about the issues that really matter in this country, like conference room names. Nice to see that y'all are so serious about solving the major issues that confront us.

     

     



    Well, seeing as how the Repubs are in charge of the House and thus at least half of the law-making apparatus in this country (not to mention all those state house critters)...

     

    ...I believe it's critically important to the nation for the GOP to finally get their s**t together regarding the rest of the country whom they've demonstrated very little interest in until they lose at the polls.

    We can talk all day about the GOP we want, but this is the GOP we got.  The dems might sukk, too, but even they beat the repubs in the popular vote.

     

     



    You do realize that in the last election cycle; It was 51% D and 48% R don't you?

     

    The disaffected middle is what determines the elections so there is no clear mandate here as we are a highly divided country.  Now the GOP this time lost the election on a number of stupid issues caused by some right wing members who gave ammunition to the Dems to heighten the war on women and attack on minorities meme.

    Yeah the GOP needs to clean up there act, so they can get back to being the champion of the private enterprise and small government model model that made this country great in the first place.



    The real impact was Obama giving away everything from contraceptives to houses.  Hard to compete with a guy who is so generous with other people's money.

     
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