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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. [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.

  4. [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’!”

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

  6. [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.

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

  8. [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.)

  9. [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”.

  10. [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.

  11. [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?

  12. 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.

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

  14. [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.

  15. [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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

  19. [re=315564]Scrodd[/re]:

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

  20. 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

  21. 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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