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Brothers in Arms.Beloved wingnut blog RedState has taken an important stand against the Senate campaign of orange-skinned gay RINO and Florida Governor Charlie Crist. “If the NRSC thinks this is smart, we must not waste our time or energy with them,” RedState’s Erick Erickson wrote today. “Join me in pledging no money, no help, no aid, and no support for the NRSC’s efforts in the 2010 election cycle.” Yes!

Erickson has raised a virtual teabag — a Facebook group called “Not one penny to the National Republican Senatorial Committee” — and his loyalist comrades are quickly vowing to join his donation boycott of the NRSC.

Now, this might be simple ideological posturing, either because Crist may be popular enough in Florida to win without the nutty old Cubano wing of nutty state’s Republicans, or because the race really doesn’t matter as the Democrats will likely add to their (almost) 60-seat supermajority in 2010, so who really cares if Crist is part of the lonely 38 or 35 or 11 Senate Republicans as of January 2011.

Prepare to get eated!But, if the louder and more vulgar version of RedState’s conservative-purity tests raises his awful voice, Crist is done, his young Cubano primary opponent will win (and lose handily in the general), and Charlie will finish his term as governor and go back to the Palm Beach bachelor life he knows so well. Maybe he can start a consulting firm with Mark Foley! In the better neighborhoods, society doesn’t give a damn about gentlemens loving other gentlemens.

And holding out on NRSC donations is going to murder the GOP in close races where they just might hold some seats if they can afford to compete, and if they come up with … oh, who knows, a strategy or something?

Obama won Florida. He also won Ohio, where George Voinovich is retiring. Democrats are going to be competitive in Kansas and Missouri, with both states losing Republican senators to retirement next year. More retirements may be on the way — if it’s demoralizing for an ancient GOP senator to deal with a Dem-led Senate, House and White House, it’s just crushing to be part of a sub-40-seat minority.

NRSC chairman John Cornyn has already warned Senate Republicans that they’d better announce retirement soon if they’re thinking about it, because he’s already facing a bloodbath and doesn’t want to be running around trying to find new GOP candidates six months before election day.

2010 is going to be hilarious.

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  • SayItWithWookies

    Oh, I thought the S in NRSC was for Santorum. Now I understand their confusion.

  • qwerty42

    Well, keep in mind that the Republicans will be running against the Democrat Socialist party and you see right away the huge advantage the Republicans have right out of the gate. So what if they don’t run Crist — they are sure fire winners already!!! You commie.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    The implosion will be spectacular, and is inevitable. Is the popcorn ready?

  • SmutBoffin

    Does your typical RedState reader even have the disposable income to be just cold donatin’ it to the NRSC? Who is this public shunning supposed to benefit, anyway?

  • TeddyS

    Oh, Unity, thy glorious name bestraddles the Republicer Party.

  • demtard

    [re=315533]SayItWithWookies[/re]: win

  • randomsausage

    Never mind his face, Crist’s ass is also like a Maroccan wallet: tanned, buffed, supple and easy to open up.

  • Noodle Salad

    2010 – the year the republicans make contact with a bag of dicks.

  • kthxbai…also
  • norbizness

    If certain institutions/lobbies are kingmakers, then RedState truly is a sacrificial pawnmaker.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=315540]SmutBoffin[/re]: The NRSC should somehow change their initials to the NRA–then them ‘bacco chewing turds will find the money under the seats of the El Caminos and monster trucks.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    I can understand not liking Crist, but why drag Andy Richter into this?

  • SmutBoffin

    New Republican electoral strategies are out. I think that the Palin/Nugent superchild is the best bet.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=315550]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Chuckle…

  • magic titty

    [re=315550]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: He is sidekick to any orange person who will have him.

  • Veronica Corningstone

    I will happily vow to boycott the NRSC.
    Vive la revolution!

  • jagorev

    Really? They’re going to boycott a popular, competent governor who might actually have a shot at the Presidency in 2016?

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Hey, doesn’t Ann Coulter claim to live in Florida? Come on Ann. All I am saying is Senator Franken.

  • norbizness

    [re=315560]jagorev[/re]: That’s why RedState cribbed their slogan from the Ren and Stimpy show… “They don’t call us stupid fer nothin’!”

  • Bill_TX

    [re=315546]Noodle Salad[/re]: I’d say Republicans routinely make
    contact with bags of dicks already. And other containers containing
    male genitalia.

  • Scrodd

    Who’s the top: Crist or Foley?

  • Custerwolf

    They really shouldn’t use the citrus filter when photographing Crist.

  • whiskey tango foxtrot

    So far the facebook group moderator hasn’t figured out how to remove wall posts, so join on in web 2.0ers.

  • freakishlystrong

    Limpballs + Blingee = Cold Winnin’

  • Itsjustme

    [re=315545]randomsausage[/re]: Do you suppose he and Boner tan together? That is some f’d up color.

  • The Cold Sea

    For once I agree with RedState. Boycott the NRSC!

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=315540]SmutBoffin[/re]: Srsly. Pissing off and ignoring the Red Staters is the first sign of the Republican Party regaining its feet and (maybe someday) becoming relevant again. So the RS vow to withhold contributions to Crist does not give me such a happy.

  • PrairiePossum

    The Wingnuts are setting up Steele and Crist for an epic fail so they can blame their 2010 losses on the “colored” folks.

  • Airborne Toxic Event

    Republicans self-abort. Sweet, sweet irony.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Ken, is there a reason why the unfunny, off-topic froggie [re=315534]allainjules[/re] has not been banned yet?

  • x111e7thst

    So how best to contribute to the upcoming GOP debacle to ensure that the FAIL is as spectacular as possible?

  • TGY

    Crayola will have to come up with a new color and name it after Charlie.

  • iolanthe

    [re=315541]TeddyS[/re]: Bestraddles? As in “rides athwart”? (“Athwart” is so too a word. A weird word. No idea why it’s so popular in pretentious right-wing prose.)

  • Capt. Hazel Murphy

    Orange RINO Closet Cases for Jesus Crist!

  • x111e7thst

    [re=315592]x111e7thst[/re]: Cameroonian? Camerooner?

  • rmontcal

    “2010 is going to be hilarious.”

    I’m going to start a blog to track all the funny stuff that happens.

  • x111e7thst

    [re=315603]x111e7thst[/re]: Was supposed to be addressed to Lascauxcaveman

  • iolanthe

    [re=315595]TGY[/re]: Crayola already has such a color, don’t they? I think it’s called either “burnt umber” or “the mummy’s curse”.

  • ohiolobbyist

    Someone’s been reading a little too much fivethirtyeightsexynumberz.com lately

  • qwerty42

    [re=315603]x111e7thst[/re]: Cameroonian? Camerooner?
    or Kameroun? it was a German colony until WWI.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    The only way this could get any better is if they dig up Reagan’s corpse and try to reanimate him.

  • S.Luggo

    Charlie’s just positioning himself for 2012.
    Orange is the new black.

  • assistant/atlas

    [re=315572]Itsjustme[/re]: Ahh, so the gheyz are calling it “tanning” now?

    Stop confusing us straight people, gheyz! You’re turning us all orange in our misunderstandingism.

  • Lazy Media

    [re=315585]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Hey, leave the frog alone. He’s not intentionally funny, but sometimes his fractured English is entertaining. And it’s not like his being on topic would matter; who can understand that blog of his, in its weird, moon-man language?

  • peorgietirebiter

    The moment somebody manages to break through the Redstate Trike Force delusion about their lives actually mattering, all hell’s going to break loose. They won’t take it well, nor will they spend a nano-second reevaluating said lives. Amway Eric will issue a fatwah edition, THIS CANNOT STAND or WOLVERINE or THEY ARE THE DISEASE, WE ARE THE CURE. The question is, will they blame their betrayers or us? Thank God cops are equal opportunity ass-kickers when it comes to the mentally ill waving guns with a mouthful of Cheetos.

  • RoscoePColtraine

    [re=315636]assistant/atlas[/re]: We disowned him. And no one I am friends with would be caught dead in that particular shade.

  • x111e7thst

    [re=315616]qwerty42[/re]: Heute sind wir alle Kamerouner?

    alternately

    Ich hat ein Kamerouner
    ein bessren find man nicht

  • magic titty

    Ken, you meant to say “Base Republicans Also Hate Charlie Crist”, right?

  • McDuff

    [re=315578]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Since the NRSC’s real money comes from Big Phrama, Big Real Estate, Big Insurance, Big Banking, and Big [insert name of regulated industry here], I’m not sure that the RSers’ nickels, green stamps, and spent shell casings will be missed by our Orange would-be overlords.

  • K. Signal Eingang

    I think I see Michelle Bachmann hiding in the shrubs in that photo.

  • Gopherit

    [re=315534]allainjules[/re]: GOP is die, indeed.

  • gurukalehuru

    [re=315585]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: As one who lives in a glass house (metaphorically) I would not be too quick to urge the overly liberal swinging of the banhammer.
    And what’s wrong with being off topic? 9/11 was an inside job. Also.

  • Lazy Media

    The comments on that Facebook group are AWESOME. My fave:

    Adam Graham wrote
    at 9:27am
    I actually gave $5 to the Committee when Cornyn took over. Biggest waste of $5 I ever spent.

    Five whole dollars? Losing that kind of deep-pocket donor is going to make the NRSC sit up and take notice.

  • Doglessliberal

    He sort of looks like Harry Shearer in that picture. Or Harry Shearer mated with George Hamilton.

    http://media.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2006/apr/shearer200x200.jpg

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=315534]allainjules[/re]: How many arrestations? GOP IS LIVE.

  • ManchuCandidate

    [re=315678]Lazy Media[/re]:
    I think the guy who mailed a turd to the NRSC made a greater impact.

  • gjdodger

    [re=315595]TGY[/re]: “Bent Over Orange”

  • lawrenceofthedesert

    How is it that Charlie’s hair has gone almost completely white, but his eyebrows have stayed completely black? Is this a joke he stole from Groucho Marx’s moustache, or some kind of underground signal to a Just for Men terrorist cell? Have those eyebrows been cleared by Homeland Security?

  • finallyhappy

    Maybe Todd Palin can move to Florida and run.

  • thefrontpage

    From The Florida International News Wire, May 13, 2009:

    Apparently some members of the Florida and national GOP are “outraged” by Crist’s candicacy. “I think Crist’s candidacy is going to be sucked off into some mysterious black hole,” said Snoodley Barton Whitherington III, the GOP Chairman for the incorporated Boca Del Vista Retirement Village in Boca Del Vista, Florida, yesterday.

  • Custerwolf

    Knock knock
    Who’s there?
    Orange.
    Orange who?
    Orange you glad you’re not this fucking guy?

  • lukewarm

    I am confused by the circular nature of this posting.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=315636]assistant/atlas[/re]: Orange IS the new gay….

  • 19kevin8

    [re=315723]thefrontpage[/re]: Sucked off, inserted… whats the diff?

  • Mr Blifil

    They should also flay him for espousing gay marriage, as defined by the GOP as what happens when you marry your beard.

  • Tommmcatt

    [re=315564]Scrodd[/re]:

    Those guys? Speaking as an expert in these matters, I’d have to say they get together and bump butts.

  • Autochthon

    [re=315623]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: …again.

  • Custerwolf

    [re=315550]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: You think that’s bad, this photo made me think Dino was still alive.

  • Bruno

    When Norm Coleman finally gets seated in 2011, then we will have vindication.

    I think a TV show of Coleman and Crist living togethe in a subterrianian DC apartment would be great

  • ladymacbeth

    ken is the new nate.

    [re=315670]K. Signal Eingang[/re]: i think you mean KITTY hiding in the shrubs. cause, you know, she does.

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