That’s gonna leave a mark: Dana Loesch skewers DC consultant class and Romney’s digital director

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch isn’t one to pull punches. She hitches up her skirt and fights like a girl every time. Last night she pulled on a pair of killer boots (as she’s known to do) and stomped all over the self-vaunted D.C. consultant class.

Loesch is referring to Project Orca, the Romney campaign’s proprietary vote-tracking software that flopped massively on election day. Campaign volunteer John Ekdahl called it an “unmitigated disaster.” Loesch is far from alone in blaming arrogant, self-serving consultants and their absurdly super-sized egos.

Loesch also ripped into Zac Moffat, digital director for the Romney campaign in a hilarious and spot-on rant. Grab a drink (and an AOL diskette coaster) and enjoy.

We wonder if Moffat hears that squeaky little ICQ “uh oh” in his dreams.

OUCH!

Hot lamps: the new disinfectant.

Apologize for nothing, Dana!

Her righteous rant inspired Twitterers to share their frustrations with the Romney campaign and mock ineffectual, self-absorbed Beltway consultants.

Perhaps the worst part:

Always a giver, Dana offered up a much-needed palate cleanser after exposing the slimy “subculture of snake oil salesmen in DC.”

  • b_truit

    I said I would not laugh at panda… I failed.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    I really hope the RNC gets their act together, but I have a feeling they are going to take this election as a sign to become even more moderate and drop abortion and traditional marriage from their platform altogether. It won’t work though because the left will just gin up another issue to be fake outraged by like this War on Women nonsense.

    • WheresPatton

      The problem is…understand tactical advantage.

      We can still care about abortion and traditional marriage, but the left uses those as wedge issues at the right time. It’s a “hey look over here at this while I slide my other hand into your pocket” technique.

      I’m pretty sure people in Greece rioting right now over the fact that it’s either austerity or collapse don’t care about the small issues (and yes, these are small issues when you are talking about saving the country from fiscal collapse).

    • WheresPatton

      The problem is…understand tactical advantage.

      We can still care about abortion and traditional marriage, but the left uses those as wedge issues at the right time. It’s a “hey look over here at this while I slide my other hand into your pocket” technique.

      I’m pretty sure people in Greece rioting right now over the fact that it’s either austerity or collapse don’t care about the small issues (and yes, these are small issues when you are talking about saving the country from fiscal collapse).

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Sadly, “experience”, remains, to this day, the best teacher. It’s a shame that conservatives have to ‘experience’ the fall of America, alongside those that herald the toppling of our society, but you live and you learn, I believe the saying goes. It’s going to be rough waiting for the millennials and younger sets to grow up and grow out of liberalism.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        You are right, it has happened to every generation. I truly think that after this four years we are headed for a new age of conservatism. God does everything for a reason and I believe things are the darkest before the dawn.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    I really hope the RNC gets their act together, but I have a feeling they are going to take this election as a sign to become even more moderate and drop abortion and traditional marriage from their platform altogether. It won’t work though because the left will just gin up another issue to be fake outraged by like this War on Women nonsense.

  • thetawake

    Not to play devil’s advocate, but wouldn’t massive voting fraud render even a perfect ‘ORCA’ software ineffective? (Disclaimer: I am not a fringe-brained conspiracy theorist, but I am a fan.)

    • ATNorth

      There is nothing fringey to believe there was large-scale fraud.

      And no, if it worked perfectly, it would have turned out our voters, not cancelled out fraud.

  • thetawake

    Not to play devil’s advocate, but wouldn’t massive voting fraud render even a perfect ‘ORCA’ software ineffective? (Disclaimer: I am not a fringe-brained conspiracy theorist, but I am a fan.)

  • Lord Foggybottom

    The GOP will not win another election while we have a corrupt media and educational system. It doesn’t matter what their platform is or which candidate is chosen; as long as the media smears the GOP and lies for the liberals, we’re done. We have to infiltrate the media and the schools, just like they did.

    • Silenttype78

      You are absolutely right.
      This is not (as many have said) an issue of the “white male majority becoming irrelevant”,nor is this an issue of “needing to change platforms to accept a more socially liberal ideas”.
      GOP ideas are not based on race or sex.These are ideas that encourage freedom,happiness and prosperity for all regardless of race,or gender.
      I have long said that one of the biggest mistakes that conservatives made was to let the federal government get itself involved in public education and should have made teachers unions powerless.
      As the strength of teachers unions grew and the federal government became more involved in education it has become nothing more than a corrupt system for warehousing kids and teaching them “only enough” so that they are able to repeat lib-prog leftist propaganda..
      You may notice that lib-progs often accuse conservatives of lacking “critical thinking skills”. I find it is actually the exact opposite and it is much more common among the 20-30 something lib-progs who have completed at least four years of college.
      They spend K-12 learning that everything about the United States is flawed.
      Then they moved on to college and had professors confirm those ideas.
      Once they finish college they are told daily by the liberal media that they are right,and anyone else is wrong…period.
      They have never been taught to consider that any other perspective is valid,and so this makes it simple for them to continue to believe that their ideology is superior.

      College for me (and I suspect all other conservatives ) meant questioning everything as I sat through leftist propaganda lectures and poured over text books that painted republicans as evil,capitalism as a failure,and that democracy doesn’t mean mob rule *anymore*.
      I felt as though I had to do twice as much work to prove that my text books only told half truths.

      Anyway, we have got to change education in this country NOW!

    • Silenttype78

      You are absolutely right.
      This is not (as many have said) an issue of the “white male majority becoming irrelevant”,nor is this an issue of “needing to change platforms to accept a more socially liberal ideas”.
      GOP ideas are not based on race or sex.These are ideas that encourage freedom,happiness and prosperity for all regardless of race,or gender.
      I have long said that one of the biggest mistakes that conservatives made was to let the federal government get itself involved in public education and should have made teachers unions powerless.
      As the strength of teachers unions grew and the federal government became more involved in education it has become nothing more than a corrupt system for warehousing kids and teaching them “only enough” so that they are able to repeat lib-prog leftist propaganda..
      You may notice that lib-progs often accuse conservatives of lacking “critical thinking skills”. I find it is actually the exact opposite and it is much more common among the 20-30 something lib-progs who have completed at least four years of college.
      They spend K-12 learning that everything about the United States is flawed.
      Then they moved on to college and had professors confirm those ideas.
      Once they finish college they are told daily by the liberal media that they are right,and anyone else is wrong…period.
      They have never been taught to consider that any other perspective is valid,and so this makes it simple for them to continue to believe that their ideology is superior.

      College for me (and I suspect all other conservatives ) meant questioning everything as I sat through leftist propaganda lectures and poured over text books that painted republicans as evil,capitalism as a failure,and that democracy doesn’t mean mob rule *anymore*.
      I felt as though I had to do twice as much work to prove that my text books only told half truths.

      Anyway, we have got to change education in this country NOW!

    • http://www.facebook.com/tim.burnett2 Tim Burnett

      Don’t blame it on the media, the GOP will never win so long as they keep refusing to nominate a Conservative and not a soft liberal centrist like Romney who thinks he can run on speeches and a lack of a plan like our president.

      • Lord Foggybottom

        Read my comment again. The GOP candidate could be the next Ronald Reagan and it won’t matter because the media will lie and smear and make him out to be the next Satan. Oh, and Obama is not my president. My president doesn’t: demonize and insult half the country, institute class warfare, ignore laws he doesn’t like and nationalize *anything*. For starters… :)

        • William Nevin

          New networks and school system weren’t as bad in Reagan’s day, but they were still plenty bad, and 100% against him, and he had no internet or talk radio or Fox News to do an end run around them.

          Defeatism won’t cut it. Only success succeeds.

          What we need is more grass-roots people to run for local and state school boards; home-school their kids; get involved in new media like Twitchy, Breitbart, etc. to collect, write, and edit news; and explain tirelessly logic, current events, Constitutionalism, economics, and the threat of Islam to their friends, family, coworkers, etc. Social media and websites can be a force multiplier here.

          Additional note to grass-roots people: poll watch, poll watch, poll watch, or join you local government as a worker or as an official for election day. Get involved with TrueTheVote.org Take their online training for your state (at no cost,) and slow down those Dems in their cheating. (They are so rabidly determined to win by hook or crook, it would be a fantasy to say “stop them in their cheating.”)

          Do it now for run-off elections, springtime local elections and the 2013 off-year election, so that you have plenty of experience for the Congressional and state races in November 2014, not to mention 2016. The cheaters are tricky, and I have been practicing what I preach for the past 3 years, so I can say with authority that you need lots of experience to be at your best catching all the sleazy things they try.

          And we need people to quit listening to the RNC and to the rest of the elites who chose Dole/McCain/Romney and the other has-beens of the Gracious Loser wing of the Republican Party. Don’t listen to Ann Coulter and the other elite shills telling you who has to be the nominee before the caucuses and primaries are even held. Remember: for the Republican nomination Romney was selected before he was elected.

          (I held this against him, and held my nose over the summer when I loyally tried to get others to vote for him. Then there were the debates and the Al Smith dinner and I realized Romney, despite Romneycare and his other flaws, was not too bad. I actually would have been proud to have him as president, much to my surprise. And now I miss him greatly. But, face it, post-election he is proven to be a Gracious Loser, and we need someone better for 2016. Our nation can’t survive a 3rd consecutive Dem presidential victory.)

          The current occupant of the Oval Office, Barry Soetoro, can i.) communicate BS from a teleprompter better and faster than any other human alive, and ii.) fight, fight, fight, for his campaign and for the anti-American and screwball things he believes in, even when he is losing.

          We need a leader like Reagan who can i.) communicate the truth even without a teleprompter, and ii.) fight, fight, fight, for the Constitution, and for his own election, even when he is down, even when he is losing, even when he is smeared, even when he is attacked by all the Roves and the Coulters and the Tammy Faye Boehners of his own party. We need someone who will face up to fraud and denounce it loudly before the election.

          We need someone who will, in the event of the media calling it for his opponent on election night, demand a recount in disputed states and, if warranted, take it to court. This is not the American tradition, it is not the Republican tradition, but Gore and Soetoro have brought the nation to this pass. We can no longer afford grace and elegance and good sportsmanship in defeat when faced with the lying, cheating, Dracula-like leaders of the current Democratic Party, and their corrupt familiars in the enemedia.

          Democrats spend four years running for each Presidential election. It is not a part-time or seasonal effort for them. We need professionals who are loyal to our Constitutional, limited government, tight-purse-strings cause, and who know what they are doing. And we need volunteers who will help now and through 2016 and into the future.

          The national catastrophe we are entering now cannot be solved by one election, or by every election from now to 2016. We need short-term goals to halt the political/economic/fiscal nosedive, and long-term goals to stem the bleeding of our culture, to reverse illogic and the inability of ordinary citizens to reason.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tim.burnett2 Tim Burnett

      Don’t blame it on the media, the GOP will never win so long as they keep refusing to nominate a Conservative and not a soft liberal centrist like Romney who thinks he can run on speeches and a lack of a plan like our president.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      I agree with that, but I don’t see ‘morality’ becoming a ‘fun’ topic for kids, and bottom line, that’s what it boils down to. Morality and responsibility… sadly, these 2 things really can’t be taught in school, if there’s no foundation from home to build upon.

    • Vennoye

      Only hope is that Obama’s cold, hard tax reality will wake them up.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    The GOP will not win another election while we have a corrupt media and educational system. It doesn’t matter what their platform is or which candidate is chosen; as long as the media smears the GOP and lies for the liberals, we’re done. We have to infiltrate the media and the schools, just like they did.

  • pdigaudio

    Oh, and when you see Chuck-U Schumer and Lindsey Grahamnesty working together on comprehensive immigration reform, be afraid. Be very afraid. More RINO sellout to get even more Democrat voters in the fold. I forget where I saw it, but I read an article in the wake of the election that explained that immigration isn’t the problem for the GOP with Latino voters. It’s the welfare state. They support the welfare state. The GOP needs to see the idea of individual liberty and freedom as opposed to dependency on government.

  • pdigaudio

    Oh, and when you see Chuck-U Schumer and Lindsey Grahamnesty working together on comprehensive immigration reform, be afraid. Be very afraid. More RINO sellout to get even more Democrat voters in the fold. I forget where I saw it, but I read an article in the wake of the election that explained that immigration isn’t the problem for the GOP with Latino voters. It’s the welfare state. They support the welfare state. The GOP needs to see the idea of individual liberty and freedom as opposed to dependency on government.

  • BorderLine Guy

    I see Zac has been pretty quiet since his epic failure.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      He had to put his Tandy TRS-80 in the shop for repairs. The 40mb hard drive got filled up.

      • stuckinIL4now

        Ahhh, the TRaSh-80 as we called it back in the day–the original one had no hard drive–it used cassette tapes and floppy disks.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          I still remember my first PC, sometime around 90 or 91. It was a local shop that built a machine in back for whatever you wanted. The guy selling them told me it had a 40 mb hard drive, and then said “Don’t worry, you’ll NEVER fill THAT up!” That system for that was still MS-DOS. I added Windows 2.0 that I bought in a store.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Wait, just let me hook up the disk drive for this ultra-fast, super edgy Commodore 64. I have some great GOTV software… just don’t mention how it looks/works just like Centipede. Space Invaders, anyone?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      He had to put his Tandy TRS-80 in the shop for repairs. The 40mb hard drive got filled up.

  • BorderLine Guy

    I see Zac has been pretty quiet since his epic failure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.burnett2 Tim Burnett

    Maybe its time the GOP give up and join the libertarians. They have a plan and I am sorry but Romney was weakly supported by the party just like McCain before him. When are they going to learn we don’t want Democrat lite, we want a true conservative.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.burnett2 Tim Burnett

    Maybe its time the GOP give up and join the libertarians. They have a plan and I am sorry but Romney was weakly supported by the party just like McCain before him. When are they going to learn we don’t want Democrat lite, we want a true conservative.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wrjnicholson William R Nicholson

    I Don’t Like All The Individual Posts , Too Much Like The Loony Left With All The Inherent Incoherence and Stuttering ( sort of the same stuttering when the puppet in chief starts lying, Or is it Continues Lying ? ) Dana please get to one or two tweets every so often and spend a bit more time on regular programming with coherent thought. I recommend sticking to radio as you look too good for modern video and thus I can’t hear you. You don’t have a face for radio but it’ll do …..

    • TEXANONLY

      idiot, you are an idiot
      nobody cares what you think

  • ATNorth

    I love Dana. She’s like the hot female Ace of Spades.

  • Sus

    The first time I went to the Romney website, the home page was the donation page. I wanted to see his plan, yet the home page was the donation page. It was like that the entire day. I sent an email saying that was not very smart. A few days later it was changed.

    Maybe it was a glitch, but I don’t think so.

    • David Raineri-Maldonado

      It WAS a glitch-normally, it is a different page.

  • http://twitter.com/l4issez Conservative First

    Establishment republicans don’t know technology… the Obama Camp seized on the technoclass… it’s hard to use technology when you think the internet is a series of tubes, not a dump truck (google it if you don’t know what i mean) …

  • CombatDiver

    Damn Dana, you are absolutely gorgeous ( hope my wife doesn’t read this ).

  • lainer51

    not sure who to blame, maybe the country just LOVES a socialist — 8 years is just enough time to destroy this great country – obviously that was alluring to 62 million people.

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    Dana makes a great point, the GOP better be boning up on Social media and advanced web and blogosphere now for the next cycle

  • Back 4 More

    Presidential selections are pre-determined. Our next president will get 8 years, not 4, regardless of who it is. It’s easier for the puppet masters that way. Our 2 party system is just there to make you think you have a choice and to give you someone to blame. You aren’t really deciding who your president is. You aren’t even deciding who the candidates are.

  • Streetiebird

    Lana Douche is just another part of the rightwing’s bad-crazy problem. Once they choose to return to sanity and try dwelling in the realm of facts and reality then they’ll stand a much better chance in a general election. But I agree with her premise that folks at FOX like Karl Rove and Dick Morris definitely contributed to the poisoning of the Romney campaign by being bad consultants.

  • http://Hand-Demand.com/ Duane Bass

    Far left media = FLEM