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Posted at 2:15 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Happy Valentine's Day from the GOP

By Jonathan Capehart

Reince Priebus, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee with the Wheel-of-Fortune-friendly name, just sent me an email with an enticing offer. "This Valentine's Day," he writes, "show the most important Republicans, Democrats and Independents in your life how much they mean to you by sending them free GOP Valentine's E-Cards."




There are 18 cards in all. And they all have a partisan pinch, as exhibited by the ones above depicting Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Jimmy McMillan, the former candidate for New York governor from the "Rent Is Too Damn High" party. Some are more chuckle-worthy than others. But they are certainly a fun, tongue-in-cheek way to celebrate Feb. 14.

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 10, 2011; 2:15 PM ET
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That's just nasty.

Posted by: lindalovejones | February 10, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Good to see that Reince Priebus is just as juvenile as Michael Steele.

I assume he'll be just as fiscally responsible as Steele, who left the party that claims to be vehemently against deficits about $23 million in the red.

Posted by: sambam | February 10, 2011 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Well you think Steele left the party in debt, but actaully those were stimulative investments. They decided it would be a good idea to borrow money in the short term so that in the long term it pays off. Hmm. Sounds a lot like the economic stimulative efforts they ran against.

Posted by: lamarilium | February 10, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with a little levity in these, our twilight years.

I, too, remember when it was once morning in long ago.

Those were the days, my friend.

Posted by: motorfriend | February 10, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with a little levity in these, our twilight years?

I, too, remember when it was once morning in long ago.

Those were the days, my friend.

Posted by: motorfriend | February 10, 2011 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Have these cretins never outgrown their fraternity days?

Posted by: bertram2 | February 10, 2011 3:33 PM | Report abuse

As I tell my children: A joke is only funny if everyone can laugh. If the butt of your joke doesn't laugh, it's rude and inappropriate.

I find these postcards to be arrogant, juvenile and mean-spirited.

Not unlike their sponsors.

Posted by: josh13 | February 10, 2011 3:36 PM | Report abuse

and if we make up some valentines making fun of republicans, what would their response be? I can already hear the self-righteous chest-thumping and accusations of unbelievably poor taste...republicans: they can dish it out but they sure can't take it.

Posted by: underhill | February 10, 2011 4:04 PM | Report abuse

This is just juvenile and mean; why the tea-bagger republicans want to follow Sarah Palin's lead is beyond me.

Posted by: jeffc6578 | February 10, 2011 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Say what you will, it is nice seeing Republicans at least attempting to be humorous, even if it's typically mean-spirited. At least they're not threatening to shoot people or attack them with viscious animals.

Posted by: DaveHarris | February 10, 2011 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I sent the GOP a really nice valentine.

It said:

Hi from America!

Tax cuts are Red
Troops are Blue
Stop Funding Egypt
Or we'll get rid of you too!

Posted by: WillSeattle | February 10, 2011 5:28 PM | Report abuse

very tacky

Posted by: kurthunt | February 10, 2011 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Aw, the little kiddies got their cards sent out.

Posted by: therev1 | February 10, 2011 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure our troops, dodging bullets and IED's in Afghanistan and Iraq, will appreciate the humor.

Posted by: BBear1 | February 10, 2011 6:16 PM | Report abuse

It's really instructive that they don't have any cards featuring Republicans celebrating their positive vision for the future. Just stock shots of democrats with funny messages. It's pretty tough to be a majority party running as an oppressed minority.

Posted by: jwhawthorne | February 10, 2011 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Liberals have no sense of humor!.... oh wait!!! they elected Obama..... That is the real joke!

Posted by: 2010Rout | February 10, 2011 7:03 PM | Report abuse

So it's okay to insult someone publicly as long as you're a Republican? How is that Kucinich one okay? What would Republicans be saying if the Dems sent out one with like that with (former) Congressman Lee's photo? They wouldn't be calling it light fun, that's for sure.

Posted by: sarahabc | February 10, 2011 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the GoP will continue to be made up of adolescent school yard bullies. This belongs in Junior High.

Posted by: areyousaying | February 10, 2011 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Yuck, yuck. They did this once before and people didn't think it was funny. Try, try again.

Posted by: rlj611 | February 10, 2011 7:58 PM | Report abuse

to all,

inasmuch as the "DIMocRAT leftists" are mostly DIM-wits/fools/bigots, it seems appropriate to make DUMB/tasteless jokes about them. = most of the "DIMocRAT leadership" wouldn't understand anything more complicated.

but worry NOT, gentle readers, the DIMocRAT Party will be as dead as the Whigs by 01/20/13, as most voters do NOT trust them with our money/government or with our LIBERTY.
(fyi, "the DIMocRAT leadership" can now, since most of the moderate-conservative Democrats have left the party, count on about 30-35% of the votes in 2012 & that in one word makes them: LOSERS!)

the REALLY funny joke about the "leaders" like PRINCE Harry Reid, Chuckie Schumer, Barney Frank, PRINCESS Pelosi & other "DIMocRAT congressional leaders" is that they did it to themselves, by passing "obamacare" & any number of other leftist/idiot/wasteful boondoggles, when the majority of Americans just said, "NO, NO & NO!".

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | February 11, 2011 1:29 AM | Report abuse

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