Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Teabagger offers $10,000 for idea to help him "take over" the Republican party. Wait, what?

Richard A. Viguerie about to blow $10,000 on nothing.
Courtesy of Conservative HQ:  

Today, I'm announcing “The Liberty Prize,” a contest for grassroots conservatives to submit a plan or ideas to take over the Republican Party, win the November 2016 elections, and govern America by 2017. 

The most important political battle in America is not between Republicans and Democrats or between conservatives and liberals. It is the battle for control of the Republican Party between establishment big government Republicans and limited government, constitutional conservatives. It has become clear that establishment Republican and Democratic politicians have failed America because they have both accepted big government as the solution to every problem. 

The urgency of this effort cannot be overstated. 

With big government establishment Republicans, led by Karl Rove, launching a multi-million dollar PAC to control Republican Primary elections and the changes to the Republican Party rules rammed through the 2012 Republican Convention by Mitt Romney's inside-the-Beltway allies, conservatives must have a well-organized and well-thought-out plan to take control of the GOP from the grassroots up. Otherwise, the Republican Party will continue its slow creep away from the conservative principles that elected Ronald Reagan in 1980, the Contract With America Congress in 1994, and the Tea Party wave Congress in 2010. 

In asking for ideas on how to help save our country, I named the $10,000 prize “The Liberty Prize” because I want to encourage the grassroots conservatives of the GOP to liberate the Party from the control of the Beltway insiders who are pushing the Party away from the conservative principles that win elections for Republicans. The entire $10,000 could go to one person who writes a great plan or it could be divided among persons who submit specific ideas to advance the project. 

The winning plan/idea will be included in a book I'm writing to be published this spring, entitled, “TAKEOVER."

How did this guy know it was almost my birthday? Having the Teabaggers and the GOP at each others throat is the bestest gift ever!

And good news, apparently Mr. Viguerie has  already received a few nibbles from the lunatic right wing fringe to his offer:

Today, we can announce the results and interest in the Liberty Prize are already starting to flow in – and the reason is clear – grassroots conservative Republican voters are tired of losing elections because their leaders regularly fail to run on the principles and values that they, and the majority of Americans, believe in. 

You know I think my response to this kind of infighting between the Teabaggers and the Republican party is much like Stephen Colbert's.

I REALLY need to look into buying that stock in Orville Redenbacher.


  1. Anonymous4:07 AM

    He looks an awful lot like Dick Cheney. Too much so for my taste!

    1. Anonymous7:12 AM

      That's exactly who I thought it was when I first glanced at the picture.

      Cheney2.0 - THAT would give anyone nightmares!

    2. Anonymous7:28 AM

      When I first brought up this post,, I, too, thought it was of the Darth Vader wannabe, Dick The Dick Cheney.

  2. Anonymous4:16 AM

    So the "Liberty" plan to take over the US is worth less to this grifting, octogenarian, Talibangelist, swamporiginating lowlife billionaire? And if it's anything like the "charities" he rain, bet not even a grand $ makes it to the "winner.

  3. cjprof4:35 AM

    I really hope the winner's suggestion is, "More Sarah Palin!"

    The final flush of the "Tea Party" can't come soon enough.

  4. Look at that picture, the quintessential republican.

  5. Anonymous5:19 AM

    When I read it, I thought - geez, if you interpret the words the way I would, I might be pleased. I'd love to have a healthy conservative (in the traditional of Andrew Sullivan, NOT tea party folk) party.

  6. Anonymous5:20 AM

    "...grassroots conservative Republican voters are tired of losing elections because their leaders regularly fail to run on the principles and values that they, and the majority of Americans, believe in.

    Do the majority of Americans, as he claims, really believe in the 'principles' and 'values' of the Tea Party? If so, the country is doomed.

    1. Anonymous7:17 AM

      Sweety, if they did, McCain and Palin would have recently been sworn in for their second term.

    2. Sally in MI9:08 AM

      No, I think the country would be long gone had McLame and Liar Sarah won in 2008. They would have bombed every country whose name Sarah couldn't pronounce, and the US would be in flames right now. Plus they would have ended SS and Medicare, and those flames would be burning the elderly corpses in the streets.

  7. Anonymous5:27 AM

    We wanna run the show, but we got no ideas about what we're doin an we got no clue how to govern. But we're pretty good about bitchin n whinin. And we're damn good at takin money off you old suckers.

    I hope he publishes every last one of them. It would be like reading Sarah Palin's essay about Creepy Chucky, Sr., which would've received a straight F grade in any high school composition class for all of its grammatical errors. Now what was Sarah's "degree" in? LOL Teabaggers are so good at self-parody, just being themselves.

    1. Anonymous7:17 AM

      Wouldn't you think the ideas should come FIRST, THEN the strategy for implementing them, and THEN the plan to take over the world?

      All they have is their twisted view of how the country SHOULD be run and the obsessive need to make every American conform to their own narrow, racist, misogynistic, theocratic ideals.

      Scary stuff but I'm glad they're exposing themselves for the destructive force they truly are.

  8. Anonymous5:40 AM

    I want to claim that shit.

  9. Anonymous6:21 AM

    He is SOOOOOOOOOOO full of shit. This damn take back and takeover talk is just hot air. He flat wrong about 'most americans' agreeing with him, and he's delusional if he thinks that somebody like Ted Cruz, campaigning in a red state, can get anywhere the support NATIONALLY. N.E.V.E.R. gonna happen.

    Just another fucking yahoo that is trying to promote a nonexistent book. Are ALL these Tea Party types grifters or what?

    I have to laugh, though, that our Baldy fella didn't think this one up first, but then we KNOW how she hates to part with her hard earned grifter bucks.

  10. Anonymous6:28 AM

    More INFIGHTING!!!

    Newt Gingrich offered "a very direct, no baloney" counter to Karl Rove's fledgling effort to field more electable Republican candidates in U.S. Senate races, writing in a piece published Wednesday by Human Events that he is "unalterably opposed to a bunch of billionaires financing a boss to pick candidates in 50 states."

    Gingrich also took aim at former Mitt Romney adviser Stuart Stevens for purportedly dismissing the Republican presidential nominee's failures in winning over the Latino electorate.

    A new Rove-led group, dubbed the "Conservative Victory Project" — inspired by the failures in 2012 of Republican Senate candidates such as Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock — has set off an internal quarrel in the GOP between the establishment and the party's conservative, tea party wing. Gingrich said that no one should have the authority to "buy nominations across the country," especially Rove who, the former House Speaker noted, "was simply wrong last year." He also elaborated on the piece during a Wednesday morning appearance on CBS, calling Rove's group a "terrible idea."

    From the piece:

    I am unalterably opposed to a bunch of billionaires financing a boss to pick candidates in 50 states. This is the opposite of the Republican tradition of freedom and grassroots small town conservatism.

    No one person is smart enough nor do they have the moral right to buy nominations across the country.

    That is the system of Tammany Hall and the Chicago machine. It should be repugnant to every conservative and every Republican.

    There is a second practical thing wrong with Rove’s proposal.

    He was simply wrong last year. He was wrong about the Presidential race (watch a video of his blow up on Fox election night about Fox News calling Ohio for President Obama). He was also wrong about Senate races.

    While Rove would like to argue his “national nomination machine” will protect Republicans from candidates like those who failed in Missouri and Indiana, that isn’t the bigger story.

    Republicans lost winnable senate races in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. So in seven of the nine losing races, the Rove model has no candidate-based explanation for failure. Our problems are deeper and more complex than candidates.

    Handing millions to Washington based consultants to destroy the candidates they dislike and nominate the candidates they do like is an invitation to cronyism, favoritism and corruption.

    On "CBS This Morning" Wednesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich echoed a newsletter he published on the same day, calling Karl Rove's new Conservative Victory Project a "terrible idea."

    "We don’t want to become a party in which a handful of political bosses gather up money from billionaires in order to destroy the candidates they don’t like, and that’s what you’re talking about," Gingrich said of Rovev's new super PAC. "When you get involved in these kind of primary fights it’s almost all negative advertising and it's all by outsiders. I think this is a very dangerous model."


    1. Sally in MI9:06 AM

      Where has Newtie been hiding? The GOP has been doing this for decades now.

  11. Cracklin Charlie6:35 AM

    Doofus wants to take over the government by 2017, and he wants to do it for $10,000 bucks? Does he know how much Mittens Romney has spent trying to do that?

    Cheap SOB, ain't he?

    1. Anonymous7:36 AM

      not to mention the money rove blew through

    2. Sally in MI9:04 AM

      And no GOPer I know would touch this for less than a million...surely Adelson can put that up? Or maybe Trump?

  12. Didn't read the post - started laughing when I saw the .gif of Colbert. And laughing, and laughing and laughing.

    I'm SO STEALING that .gif

    Damn near made me pee myself, I was laughing so hard!! Whew.

    - KAO

  13. Anonymous7:05 AM

    What is happening in the GOP/Baggerbot Land can be compared in some ways to what happened in Canada's last election for Prime Minister.

    Canada's Conservative party is only in office because there were two liberal parties - the Liberals and the NDP (New Democratic Party though they are not 'new') that split the votes and therefore Canada ended up with Conservative Harper who is not loved/liked by the majority of Canada (he's also from Alberta and wants the Keystone to go through as he's in the pockets of big oil). The 'Liberals' are center left, the NDP is left and left of left!! Yet the NDP won more seats than the Liberal party as the leader of the Liberal party was stunned/stupid & hated. The Liberals are presently in the midst of picking a new leader. NDP picked a new leader as their leader passed away not long after the election.

    My point -- two parties on the same side -- split votes and the other squeaks through.

    1. Sally in MI9:03 AM

      I don't think there will be much squeaking next year. If the GOP fails to accomplish anything for the people this coming year, they will be buried in 2014. Buried and left for dead in the sewer.

    2. Anonymous12:10 PM

      Sally -- I agree with you.

      One thing that has to happen is the Dems in DC stay 'united' and not get into a cat fight!! If the Dems do get into a cat fight, the Thugs will sit back to watch as we are presently doing to them.

  14. Anonymous7:14 AM

    I do not take these, teabaggers, lightly. They don't care how things are done. For them, just do it. $10,000, isn't unreasonable, for an idea. I think that Karl Rove does have a challenge. We have more, uninformed, weak minded people in this country, than can be expected. Plus, he is trying to sell a book; that I will not be buying.

  15. Anonymous7:21 AM

    The phrase 'Republican implosion' has a lovely ring to it, does it not?

    1. Sally in MI9:02 AM

      It does. Maybe after the 2014s we can have a nice memorial service for them.

  16. Anonymous7:29 AM

    John McCain Faces the Consequences of His Party’s Fear-Mongering at Town Halls

    ...It’s not so fun to face the consequences of your party’s fear-mongering and boogeyman scapegoating when you’re tasked with getting those same frightened people on board your immigration reform policy or else your party loses the next national election.

    John McCain has been one of the saner voices on immigration reform from his party, but he’s now stuck dealing with the monster he helped create when he hail maryed via tea party darling Sarah Palin. Orwellian, you say, Senator? Do tell.

    1. Sally in MI9:01 AM

      Karma, McCain, is a b**** named Sarah.

  17. Anonymous7:31 AM

    STUPID DUMBASS Senate Minority Leader Fooled by Report in Military Version of The Onion

    On November 14, 2012, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote to Elizabeth King, the Pentagon’s congressional liaison, with a an unusually credulous query. “I am writing on behalf of a constituent who has contacted me regarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits,” McConnell wrote in a letter acquired by Danger Room. “I would appreciate your review and response to my constituent’s concerns.”

    1. Sally in MI9:01 AM

      Oh my. Mitch is in deep doodoo when he runs against the far more savvy, far more intelligent, and gorgeous Ashley. I may have to donate out of state this time.

  18. Anonymous7:33 AM

    Speaking of Hubris, This is the Reason Why Republicans Hate Chuck Hagel

    ...Hagel represents the truth about the unconscionable Republican foreign policy disaster of the Iraq war; the lie that must not be discussed — the lie the mainstream media whitewashed and ignored, while busily chasing after Benghazi conspiracy theories as if that will rehabilitate them for their failures.

    Hagel is the integrity and morality missing in the values bankrupt modern day Republican Party. His existence is a constant rebuke of their own failures. And that is why they hate him.

    We do not have a Secretary of Defense right now because the Republican Party refuses to face their own failures and instead chooses to punish all reminders.

  19. Where’s the pee-bag hat??

  20. Anonymous8:11 AM

    What's It Like to Wake Up From a Tea Party Binge? Just Ask Florida!

    ...In just one year, Scott and his conservative allies slashed state spending by $4 billion even as they cut corporate taxes. They've rejected billions in federal funds in one of the states hardest hit by the recession. They've axed everything from health care and public transportation initiatives to mosquito control and water supply programs. "Florida is where the rhetoric becomes the reality. It's kind of the tea party on steroids," says state Rep. Mark Pafford, a Democrat. "We've lost all navigation in terms of finding that middle ground."

    Similar shifts have occurred in other states where the tea party has amassed political power, including Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. But no state has gone as far as Florida, where small-government advocates have seized the economic crisis and fiscal downturn to reshape the state, often sacrificing benefits for residents to make a broader political point.

    Now, the Sunshine State may be a harbinger of another realignment: Support for Scott and the GOP is plummeting as Floridians see anti-government governance at work. But it may be too late for buyer's remorse. After two years at the helm, the tea party's legacy is likely to far outlast the movement.

  21. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Extracting their heads from their asses would be a nice start. I'll take my payment as a cashier's check.
    That was easy.

    1. Leland10:37 AM

      Better make that cash. Remember what Rmoney did to his staff immediately after his final speech?

      Too easy to stop a check.

  22. hedgewytch8:35 AM

    So let me get this straight: After 30 years of concerted effort to "strengthen" the Republican party, the Repubs courted and brought into its folds the "Christian Conservatives". But somehow the GOP just wasn't conservative or religious enough so a bunch of fat, white, millionaires created the so-called "grass roots" movement dubbed the Tea Party, which was like mainlining sugar into a hyper-active 5 year old - but that still didn't work like they had hoped it would.
    Now the Tea Party wants to take over the GOP. And are in search of "ideas".

    I think I've hurt myself laughing too hard. Oh, Karma!

    I guess now is the time for this very appropriate saying: "Truth is stranger than fiction".

    1. Anonymous8:44 AM

      loved your comment!

  23. Anonymous8:49 AM

    "Ten thousand dollars! Damn, Earle, find you a pencil and some paper with them lines on it you used that year when you went down at the skoolhouse. Shit man, just think how many lap dances we could get down at the titty-bar!"

    "Yer rite, Pawpaw. I wonder if we could get it all in one dollar bills. We'd have about a million of them suckers!"

  24. Sally in MI8:58 AM

    Well, those bastions of liberty, the Palin family, have plenty of ideas for taking over the GOP, but they are not sharing for a measly $10,000. Who does this hack think he is? The real brains behind the GOP will not even make an appearance without a cool miillion as a prize.

  25. Smirnonn8:59 AM

    Tbungers were a blip. A pimple on the ass that is the right wing. Their howling will crescendo in inverse proportion to their waning relevance. They harp on and on about freedom, but I have yet to hear or see any concrete example of freedoms being infringed upon. The problem with these fools is they don't realize they live in a society. Absolute "freedom" is not practical or even possible when there's other people involved. Our choices affect others.

    1. Leland10:40 AM

      Not to mention their refusal to accept the fact this is a SECULAR country.

  26. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Contacting him today. Get your awesome sauce ready, cause you'll need it.

  27. Viguerie's conservative activism far predates the Tea Party and I doubt he identifies himself as a member. i think he's more of a Ron Paul than a Michelle Bachmann, though undoubtedly Teabaggers are part of the target audience for his prize.

  28. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Here's The Chart That Most Republicans Wish They Could Unsee

    1. Leland10:46 AM

      Try again, please. The link doesn't bring anything up.

  29. Anonymous11:28 AM

    How about being more like Obama and the Democrats instead of fostering hate and fear. think Democratic. now I want my 10G.

  30. majii2:55 PM

    Good idea, because obviously Mr. Viguerie doesn't think the GOP is extreme enough yet. I love how he is still clinging to the claim that the tea partiers' views represent the "majority" of Americans. It would seem that the last national election would have disabused him of this belief, but then, there's no tool like an old tool who refuses to admit that the GOP's policies and beliefs are out of step with a majority of us in the 21st Century. If Americans like Mr. Viguerie keep trying to turn the clock back to an earlier time, they just might find themselves in the Old Stone Age, where I think they belong.

  31. Anita Winecooler7:11 PM

    "The urgency of this effort cannot be overstated." bwahhhhhaaaaa!!!!! yeah, right! His brain is constipated if he thinks ten grand will get him anywhere.
    The popcorn sounds like a great idea, but the glasses have to go!!


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