07 April, 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

There's sad, then there's pathetic, then there's really fucking sad and pathetic:
That unfortunate Republican National Committee event at Voyeur West Hollywood has become a humiliating headache for the party, but it's also bringing some attention to the RNC's "Young Eagles" fundraising program, which was responsible for the event at the bondage-themed nightclub in the first place.

The point of the program is to cultivate relationships with younger GOP donors, with the hopes of establishing a long-term -- and lucrative -- connection.
"We do events that a specific demographic will like, so it will love us and give us money and vote for us," said David Norcross, a former RNC general counsel and current committeeman who was briefed by Steele on the RNC's plan to revamp its reimbursement and expense-approval process for all programs in the wake of the controversy.
"And, when you're dealing with young people, it's probably a good idea to go off the beaten track a little bit and do things you think they might like." Norcross said.
A former Young Eagle told Politico that "everything that's cool from a pop culture perspective is Democratic," forcing the RNC to look beyond traditional fundraising events. The result, he said is "a fun group" for young party donors. "If you've got a little insecurity complex, but you've got money -- what a cool group to hang out with."

If this strikes you as rather sad, we're thinking along the same lines.
Oh, my.  "Everything that's cool from a pop culture perspective is Democratic."  So they chose a bondage-themed sex club for their soiree.  I don't even know where to begin with that.  Insecurity complexes and money, nowhere to go because all the cool kids are Dems... wow.  Just, wow. 

Tell me again why people choose to be Republicans?

Bonus dumbfuckery o' the day: I truly hope Virginians are proud of their governor.  The dumbshit's just declared April "Confederate History Month."  I dunno, but celebrating the morons who split the country apart because they wanted to keep their slaves just doesn't seem sensible.  Then again, we know that the word "sensible" doesn't ever like sharing the same room with a Con, so perhaps I shouldn't be shocked.


Woozle said...

I keep saying: we need to stop thinking of Republicanism as an ideology, and start thinking of it as an illness. Stop wasting basic physical concepts (time, space, and energy) making fun of it (it's shooting fish in a barrel), and start figuring out how to overcome it.

I've come to the realization that Jon Haidt's "Five Pillars" theory may actually have some insight to offer, after we strip off his rather questionable extrapolations of it.

What it tells us is that Republicans and conservatives are uncomfortable trying -- or perhaps feel intellectually unable -- to work through from a decision to its implications and possible consequences for others. They are much more comfortable following a set of relatively simple rules, and evaluating other humans entirely by how well they follow those rules regardless of what the actual consequences might be.

So maybe what we need to do is start coming up with some acceptable rules for them to follow. Like "God hates racists", or "You can have my human rights when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers" or "Abortion clinics save lives" or "Like Torture? So does Satan."

Then all we have to do is become ridiculously rich through the process of loudly and vocally supporting one set of rules while defrauding people and actually living by an entirely different set, and then we can spread our message across the land on the billboards, newspapers, and TV stations we will come to own through our shady dealings and everyone will be happy except for a few whiners and malcontents who probably brought it on themselves anyway.

gruntled atheist said...

Glad you mentioned Virginia. We need to spend a month every year glorifying The War to Preserve the Rights of Some People to Own Other People. Let me repeat, The War to Preserve the Rights of Some People to Own Other People.

I am a Tennessean and often imagine our state leaders of the time standing on the capital steps trying to decide whether to secede. Looking to the south they could see Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Looking to the north they could see a vast area of energetic and innovative people creating wealth through industry, technology, and education.

Morality aside, how fucking dumb do you have to be to join up with the obvious losers?