Move Over “Internet Famous”

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That’s Robert Costa at the Post. His other examples are Sharron Angle and Ollie North. Unfortunately for Republicans, CPAC fame bleeds over into primary votes for guys like CPAC darling Rick Santorum.

BTW, I generally prefer Jim Newell’s coverage since he isn’t a fan like Costa.

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    c u n d gulag says:

    Christine O’Donnell?

    Witch one is she?

  3. 3
    Baud says:

    @c u n d gulag:

    The one who is not a witch.

  4. 4
    Amir Khalid says:

    I think Christine O’Donnell and Alvin Greene would make a lovely couple.

    (Remember Alvin Greene?)

  5. 5
    c u n d gulag says:

    “Honey, I just found out that CPAC is here for a 3-day Convention.
    HIDE THE CHILDREN AND THE DOG!!!!!!!!!
    What?
    Santorum already got the dog?
    That poor ravaged, beast.
    No, not Santorum!
    Remember, he said it was man ON dog sex.
    Fido’s a fucking goner…”

  6. 6
    Bob says:

    @Amir Khalid: Some black dude that was on MSNBC quite a lot when he was running for something or other. Senate? Maybe.

  7. 7
    Fuzzy says:

    Have so many failed candidates and pundits ever assembled in one place? Lets hope everything said at CPAC is videoed for future (2016) use in campaign ads.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @c u n d gulag:
    Does Christine O’Donnell weigh the same as a duck?

  9. 9
    Monty says:

    This has so much potential…

    “Where is x y?”
    “At CPAC!”

  10. 10
    MattF says:

    …and what about Barraco Barmer? Internet-famous, it says here:

    http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=10922

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Amir Khalid: They built a bridge out of her.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Bob:
    This Alvin Greene, surprise Democratic nominee for the US Senate seat in South Carolina in 2010. He lost to the Republican Jim DeMint.

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    Bob says:

    @Amir Khalid: Yeah, that’s the guy I was describing. I saw him on MSNBC.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HER2pGdAak

  14. 14
    shelly says:

    The last afternoon of a 3-day conference. What’s on for today? Book signing for Alex Epstein’s “Fossil fuels improve the planet”.A’Meet and Greet with Grover Norquist”

    I envision a lot of empty ballrooms.

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    maya says:

    CPAC. What would that be in Cyrillc?

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    Elizabelle says:

    Sad to report that DC has sparkling warmer weather today, so many CPACers are probably out and about enjoying our area’s beautiful publicly funded architecture, parks and grounds — spectacular, even when glimpsed from a car, free museums, sculpture, and city streets teeming with restaurants (immigrants built a lot of them!) and people of color in evidence all over the place.

    And deploring they have had to pay for a penny of it. This is not their America!

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    WereBear says:

    I am both sick and astonished that there is no amount of fail that trips up these Wingnut Grifters.

    Though Joe the Plumber obviously didn’t have The Right Stuff.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    How come no one ever told me that Newell was a ginger?

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    trollhattan says:

    This is an interesting soft-peddle of Angle, whose lunatic pronouncements are the only reason we have Senator Harry Reid.

    Angle, 64, a soft-spoken grandmother and former homeschool instructor from Reno, Nev., said she is at CPAC to reconnect with former supporters and to remind them of her interest in speaking to conservative groups, however small.

    What is a “former homeschool instructor”? Does that translate to “mom” or am I missing something? In case anybody forgot, let’s revisit her most famous quip.

    Well it’s to defend ourselves. And you know, I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies. I hope the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Bob:

    From a news story quoted in TBogg’s piece:

    [Sharron] Angle, 64, a soft-spoken grandmother and former homeschool instructor from Reno, Nevada [. . .].

    “Homeschool instructor”? Isn’t that like “parent”? Or if, as the thought came to me, it’s someone who home-schools a group of kids for other parents, isn’t that like a “teacher”—someone who should be certified and her “school” accredited?

    Okay, I got this from the Wikipedia:

    After graduation [from college], she worked as a substitute teacher in Ely, Tonopah and Reno for 25 years, ran a family fitness gym in Tonopah, tutored juvenile offenders for Nye County, and for two years was the lead-teacher/administrator for a small “one-room” Christian school.

    Interesting that all that boils down to “former homeschool instructor,” rather than just “former teacher.” Playing to the base, I guess.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @trollhattan:

    Okay, you’re making me feel a little less crazy/obsessive. Glad I wasn’t the only one to pick up on that.

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    p.a. says:

    Jindal and O’Donnell would be great running mates; an exorcist and a witch hunter. They might alienate the snake handler vote, however.

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    GxB says:

    @Amir Khalid: Miscegenation! Why thy monocle has just fallen from mine eye and into my morning tea. Thou owest me a new lens!

    In seriousness, wasn’t he the comic book writer or some such? He’s too good for her.

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    mdblanche says:

    @c u n d gulag: She’s you.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Steeplejack:
    GMTA and such. Angle’s main accomplishment was to make the “just pay your medical bills with live chickens” lady seem less nuts.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @GxB:
    Monocle? You actually went and got one? Don’t you realise The New York Times is just trolling people with those trend stories?

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    NotMax says:

    @Amir Khalid

    Amir, any particular comment or local insight on this?

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    Maybe O’Donnell is famous because the very day she announced her candidacy, her IRS records were leaked to the press. Four years later, there have been no answers from the IRS nor any accountability. But, rest assured, there’s “not a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS when it comes to political retribution against conservatives.

    Ask Lois Lerner. Or not.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Eric Lindholm:
    Nope. Not why she’s “famous” (if, by “famous” you mean “can walk around a Delaware CVS unnoticed unless she’s wearing makeup and has her hair done”).

    Can we get better trolls around this joint, please? I pay good money, GOOD MONEY I tell you, for fresh trolls.

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    MomSense says:

    @mdblanche:

    I forgot about that! That was the best part of that ad!!

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    dmbeaster says:

    @Eric Lindholm:

    Maybe O’Donnell is famous because the very day she announced her candidacy, her IRS records were leaked to the press. Four years later, there have been no answers from the IRS nor any accountability.

    Like so much right wing blather, this allegation is just crap Oh Noz,!! a Daily Kos link, which itself links to all the primary source material, so shut up. The true details are well known despite so much lying by O’Donnell and the rest of right wing noisemakers. The facts are that on the day she announced her candidacy (in the Republican primary when she was a total nobody), a Delaware state official accessed her IRS records. No one from the IRS did. No records were divulged to the press. The state tax official who did it (his identity is known as he was investigated) was able to do so because the IRS allows state tax officials easy access to its records.

    Two weeks later, a story ran in a local Delaware paper based on a search of publicly available records. There were no leaked IRS records to the media. O’Donnell has simply invented most of the story from these true facts.

    As for covering it up, the House thought to investigate it, but dropped it. As if Darrell Issa would let it go if he thought there was something there.

    As always, we need better trolls.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @Eric Lindholm:

    Do you even comprehend that the Democratic party has an extra seat in the Senate solely because you guys ran Sarah Palin Jr. instead of someone who was actually capable of winning an election?

    Gee I wonder WHO exactly has a motive to persecute Christine O’Donnell and try to keep her out of politics?

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    Cervantes says:

    @Eric Lindholm:

    Maybe O’Donnell is famous because the very day she announced her candidacy, her IRS records were leaked to the press. Four years later, there have been no answers from the IRS nor any accountability. But, rest assured, there’s “not a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS when it comes to political retribution against conservatives.

    You’re mistaken, Eric, in almost every particular. Find out who Dennis Martel is. Then find out what he told O’Donnell, and when he told her.

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    StringOnAStick says:

    @Steeplejack: My younger sister works in state gummit in Nevada; she’s usually fairly evenhanded about politics but she says Sharon Angle is a barking loony and incompetent as well. Her work with juvenile offenders is legendary for the level of crazy in it, and this is in a state where ‘crazy’ is pretty much tolerated and expected.

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    Heliopause says:

    Oliver North is rightly famous, as he has done much more tangible damage to the world than the other two.

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    @dmbeaster:

    “The facts are that on the day she announced her candidacy (in the Republican primary when she was a total nobody), a Delaware state official accessed her IRS records.”

    Ah, yes, what a careful distinction. And on that very same day a lien was placed on O’Donnell’s former home. All very normal.

    Pop quiz: can you name a single Democrat exposed to the same level of scrutiny? Even a smidgen?

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    dmbeaster says:

    @Eric Lindholm: There was no level of scrutiny. Glad you admit that her story is a pack of lies since you cannot address the many points. Did you ever check out who Dennis Martel was as suggested by Cervantes? No?

    He was the IRS agent that called her right after that moron at the Delaware tax office improperly looked at her records in order to alert her that there appeared to have been improper access. That is how she found out. How devious of the IRS to do that!

    As for the mistaken IRS lien (which was removed promptly), how prescient of the IRS to have the lien paperwork prepared and approved in advance so that they could rush and record it on the same day that a complete nobody announced for the Republican primary for Senate!

    And let’s resort to some basic logic. The only people who had any interest in knowing about O’Donnell when she announced her run were her fellow Republicans who wanted info on who they were running against. that is almost certainly the motive of the moron in the Delaware tax office. No Democrat in the country gave a hoot about her at that time. Furthermore, Dems were delighted that she later won the primary since it guaranteed a Democratic hold on that Senate seat. So silly of teatards to not understand these things, and invent a phony story about it all afterwards.

    We need better trolls.

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    Cervantes says:

    @dmbeaster:

    We need better trolls.

    I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. It was wasted on him.

    Thanks for following up.

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