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Honky Tonk Fisking

08 March 2010 @ 14:51

I must say I envy those of my Friends In The Ether who can administer a good, solid Fisking at the drop of a hat.  I will not name them all for fear of missing one or two, but you know who you are and you should be proud of yourselves.  However, the two best Fiskers can and must be named because they tower above all the others: Stacy McCain and Smitty.

We got a very good taste of the Fisk Stew Smitty can whip up late last Friday night in the wee small hours of.

Today, I discovered one by Stacy that he published on Saturday after I had gone off to meet my Makers — Mark, that is.  In this one, he takes on the whole of The Stupid Party Establishment [RNC, NRSC, NRCC] over the way they are treating GOP candidates and over their incredibly amateurish efforts at stratergy and tactics.  A highlight:

Which brings me to the Powerpoint mess from earlier this week:

The presentation was delivered by RNC Finance Director Rob Bickhart to top donors and fundraisers at a party retreat in Boca Grande, Florida on February 18, a source at the gathering said. . . .

The 72-page document was provided to POLITICO by a Democrat, who said a hard copy had been left in the hotel hosting the $2,500-a-head retreat, the Gasparilla Inn & Club. Sources at the event said the presentation was delivered by Bickhart and by the RNC Finance Chairman, Peter Terpeluk, a former ambassador to Luxembourg under President George W. Bush.

One GOP donor got his knickers in a twist over the ”uncivil” tone of that presentation…but complaints about incivility miss the larger point: What moron was responsible for this stupid mess and who hired him?

When I saw the Powerpoint presentation, I was stunned by its crude, amateurish quality. On Page 10, the presentation says RNC raised $81 million in 2009, so why couldn’t they have spent a few bucks to hire someone with minimal competency in graphic design? Pages 29-31 of this thing look like they were scripted and designed by an eighth-grader.

Maybe Jed Clampett is a major Republican donor and Jethro is in charge of graphic design at the RNC. But the point is that the stupidity of the person who designed this Powerpoint presentation is exceeded only by the stupidity of the person who hired the person who designed it, both of whom are less stupid than the idiot responsible for it ending up in the hands of the Politico.

They can’t even produce a professional looking and sounding Powerpoint Presentation!!!  Jesus Christ and General Jackson, I was creating slick presentations back in the 1990’s with Paint Shop 3 and Word Perfect 6.1!

Please do take the time to click here and read the rest of this 100% justified and noble Fisking of the imbeciles and dingbats that run the GOP.

Also check out this posting by Pat Austin on a big GOP donor who is ‘withdrawing his financial support for the Republican establishment and will now donate only to those candidates he chooses to support’.

And remember:

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