Monday, December 30, 2013

Today's Dispatches From The Stupid Party - Year End Edition

Starting on the West Coast, if you're a Republican/Stupid Party congressman, even having a safely gerrymandered district doesn't guarantee that you'll know what that district is (that would imply having a discernable IQ):
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) is seeking reelection. And after a brief slip last week, he's doing so in the right district. 
Royce's statement of candidacy for his re-election filed last week listed California's 40th Congressional District instead of the 39th, according to The Sacramento Bee.
Sad to say, the numerically- and geographically-challenged "Rolls" Royce is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Turning to the "rebranding" efforts by the Republican Party, someone at the Republican National Committee put out a "Happy Kwanzaa" greeting on Facebook.  The blowback from the knuckle-dragging base demonstrates the difficulty of "rebranding" when you have to rely on moron crackers*  to get elected.

Staying with "rebranding" and the Republican National Committee, Salon has the "10 Biggest GOP Rebranding Fails of 2013". We picked #5 as representative:
5. The Republican National Committee tweets: “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.”
This one was fun for a couple reasons. First, it was the most high-profile example yet of the GOP’s asinine “post-racial” meme, a defense used to dismiss or deny that any criticisms of the president or his agenda are influenced by racial thinking. Second, it led Twitter user @FeministaJones to come up with the wildly popular #racismendedwhen hashtag. When your best attempt to show you’re racially sensitive results in widespread mockery, it’s fair to guess that the whole outreach thing isn’t going so well.
As ever, we despair of your "rebranding" efforts, Stupid Party!  Also, Happy Kwanzaa!

*To wit, there's this.  Damn apes!

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