Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rush Loyalty Award

Here at RockDem, Lowell has allowed us to express our ideas and issues as we see fit while also allowing readers unfettered ability and opportunity to respond as they see fit, without fear of the censorship so prevalent on some other blogs. And for this we thank him.

We would like to take a moment to recognize some of the folks on the other side of the political spectrum and direct your attention to websites deserving of recognition.

You can click on the prestigious award above to visit one of the best examples of right wing thought and intellect in the entire blogosphere. This site truly and honestly represents the character and mindset of those who comprise the leadership of the Republican Party.

Thank you for visiting RockDem!


An honest American said...

Nothing like ignorance from your own party to scream Censorship...cowards...

S.L. said...

That doesn't even make sense. I haven't seen a post from you that does though, so at least you're consistent.
I think the award is well deserved!

David McClellen said...

I found the following and thought it was pretty interesting considering where it came from. I don't know how to make a link so I copied and pasted.

Dear Rush,

Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.

As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.

Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to regain control of Congress and to offer a reasonable and viable alternative to President Barack Obama.

You should be honored that the Obama administration has selected you, El Rushbo, to lead the Republicans in such a quest. Obviously, they find you to be a formidable foe — politically adept and a proven vote-getter.

Since we are a party of metrics and accountability, we would like to see your plans to make Republicans more competitive. While your supporters are passionate and energized, we would like to see how you are going to expand your base of support. While 20 million listeners is an impressive number, Obama had nearly 70 million voters. Fifty million is a pretty big gap to make up, but we are certain that, with your effervescent personality, you will be able to close that in no time.

We would also like to see your plan to help Republicans compete in the Northeast, the Upper Midwest, the West Coast and Florida, in the big cities and in the suburbs. Republicans have been pretty much wiped out in all of those areas in the past two elections.

We would like to see your plan to attract more women’s votes. While we always get creamed by single women in elections, even married women turned against us this time. Not sure if calling female leaders “feminazis” really works in this atmosphere, but we are willing to hear you out on that. We got killed by America’s fastest-growing voting population, Hispanics, in the last election. What is your plan to attract these voters? I know that you despise any kind of nuanced position on immigration reform, but we would love to see any of your ideas for getting some of these voters in the next election.

We got completely demolished by the African-American vote in the last election. No surprise there, given the top of the ticket. But we are wondering how referencing our president’s race in any way, shape or form is productive or relevant to the current discussion. Please let us know.

Another problem area is independent voters, who went with Obama big time in the last election. Not sure why. Maybe they liked his saying he would govern from the center. Now, we all know that was just rhetoric, but will we really attract independent voters if we decide to move further to the right? Just asking.
There are plenty of ways to point out deficiencies in the opposition’s plans. And believe us, we know there are many dumb ideas that are coming from the other side. But our research shows that the American people actually want help with certain things (the failing education system, the high cost of health care, the sagging economy, etc.). Do you have any good ideas that you can share with us — ideas that will be seen as reasonable by the American people — that can serve as a viable alternative? Or is it your plan to simply oppose every idea that comes from the Obama administration?

Anyway, congratulations on this big promotion. We are proud of you, and, of course, we are all “ditto-heads.” Please get us your plans as soon as possible, because we have a lot of work to do.


The Republican Party

John Feehery worked for the House Republican leadership from 1989 to 2005. He is the founder of The Feehery Group, a strategic advocacy firm. He blogs at

John Doe said...

David, I wonder if John Feehery ever considered that people get the representation that they want (and deserve)? If New England wants liberal Democraps, who are we to "compete" with them? With what? Dem light? Not quite as liberal Republicans? When Republicans "compete" in liberal states we get Susan Collins and Arlen Specter types to stab us in the back.

Anonymous said...

congratulations on your award john doe! i agree with gop left me, you do represent the best there is in the gop.

John Doe said...

Anon, who really gives a shit what you think? Seriously! About anything.

Anonymous said...

Obviously, you.

David said...

Soiled knees? Took a second but,