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  •  I Keep Hearing The GOP Say They Will Spent (19+ / 0-)

    $10M to reach out to minorities. I think to myself, didn't you send like $500M + to try and beat Obama. Ten million is that all you got?

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:56:30 AM PDT

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    •  Noy nearly enough... (4+ / 0-) pay everyone to like them!

      It's like how much would it have cost to bribe every liberal white male $1 million, in random, unmarked $100 bills, to have them vote for Romney. And would they even have bothered?

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:05:40 AM PDT

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    •  They're never quite up to speed on "math" of (4+ / 0-)
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      just about any kind. Cognitive reasoning is simply not part of their tool kit.

      I think that Republicanism is revealing itself as a personality disorder, not so much an ideology." -- Naomi Klein

      by AllanTBG on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:26:01 AM PDT

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    •  GOP Math Doesn't Add Up (2+ / 0-)
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      Hey, webranding, I thought you might have already done the calculation, but my spouse and I went through a quick review of that $10M proposal Priebus advanced.  

      If you figure you need to run this effort over the next four years, that gives you $2.5M annually for the program.  We figure that the Republicans are going to need to hire people for this effort.  Anybody with enough smarts to be in the field managing the offices will cost at least $40K annually, all up.  If one throws in office expenses, each field operative is going to run at least $50K annually.  That means Priebus can be thinking of fielding only about 50 outreach operatives per year for the next 4 years.  Does anyone believe for a second that would be adequate to even start the job much less do it effectively?  

      These numbers are bare bones to the max, both in terms of the compensation offered to the operatives and the ground support, and the figures still yield a marginal operation.  The RNC would need to start thinking in terms of $100M programs if they want to be believable.  Otherwise, this is all just window dressing to garner reporters' attention.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 08:09:29 PM PDT

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