RNC Chairman Michael Steele promised to "take this party to the streets" and God damn it, he wasn't messin' around!
The sweet, newly redesigned GOP website has everything a hip, young teabagger could want like a "What up?" greeting from hip-hop youth liaison Michael Steele, a bright red, star-spangled banner (communist China?) on the homepage that reads "GOP Faces" and alternates snapshots of different proud members of the GOP every time the page is refreshed. That sh*t is tight!
With all this youth and diversity and color, not only is this not your grandmother's Republican Party, it's also not any Republican Party that exists in any reality to speak of. (Try the Twilight Zone??)
Of course like any great transformational moment in history, the GOP's newly launched secret weapon has not been without hitch, with the website's much-anticipated(?) unveiling plagued by intermittent crashes, broken links, and the usual growing pains like the site's "Future GOP leaders" page linking not to fresh-faced rising Republican stars but to "404 Error: This page could not be found."
"The RNC’s big relaunch of its website has not gone so well today. In the last hour or so, the site has been crashing periodically. Reporters found holes in the site's content this morning, and lately visitors have found the site to be down altogether or, at best, extremely slow."
"You know your web program is in trouble when your site can't even handle the traffic bump from people making fun of your web program," the Obama campaign's former online guru, Joe Rospars of Blue State Digital joked to Talking Points Memo.
Well, Mr. Balls of Steele has a few words for those naysayers and haters out there.
"It's not even really a web site," Steele said. "It's a new platform for us." Boo-ya!
It's "a beta site" (he's been dying to use that new word he learned!), "So we're working out a lot of the kinks and the bugs. So the Democrats can have some fun," he said.
Need he remind you that when he ran for chairman he promised to "take this party to the streets?"
"We've done that, I think, in a very creative way," Steele said, adding that the site is "a new tool to communicate the new GOP."
Well, well no wonder it worked so well then!