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2008-08-23 02:32:26 AM
Brettster808: So, will Obama offer Hillary a cabinet position? That would certainly help him with the Clintonites.

Not really how it works. You don't campaign and say "Here's who would be the new Surgeon General!"

Besides Senator is better than most of the cabinet positions. Only some of the foreign policy ones and AG would possibly be better and she ain't good for either my friends. Carry on, carry on.
 
2008-08-23 02:32:44 AM
whidbey: McCain was a deal-breaker to begin with.

We can't keep saying this shiat.. According to the polls, he is very much in this...Electoral-vote.com: Obama 269 McCain 256 Ties 13 (Virginia = Uhh?).. I want Obama playing this like it really is: he is a black guy with a funny name... He is the underdog
 
2008-08-23 02:32:47 AM
whidbey: A_Listless_Wanderer: but he picks a guy from a solid blue state who's going to give Rush and Hannity a field day on Monday

Why? Are you planning on listening?
Who the f*ck cares about what those idiots think?


Because Obama just made a political error that the Republicans will capitalize on. Like it or not, Biden has said some stupid stuff over the past few years. He hasn't been on top of his political game recently, and he does not help Obama's campaign electorally.
 
2008-08-23 02:33:00 AM
BKITU: Need a cheesecake?

Sorry, man. Or ma'am. I've seen this show too many times before.
 
2008-08-23 02:33:05 AM
From_The_Year_2000: but I'd like to think we can grow up and judge people not on the PC phrases that everyone seems to hate but on the quality of their judgment

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

/you are teh funay!
 
2008-08-23 02:33:09 AM
Geez... Where do you get a word in edge-wise around here?

/Obama!
 
2008-08-23 02:33:17 AM
bulldg4life: muck4doo: /Glad you were cop #1 on the job to make sure there were no misunderstandings

Do you have any proof of this or are you just repeating a talking point that was given to you by someone else?

I mean, I know you're trolling because you aren't using any substantiated fact to back up your claim. But, since I'm bored, I'll humor you.

If you take the time to actually view the Saddleback interview, for example, you'll see that Obama is stumbling along because he has to think of his answer and provide reasoning and intelligently relay his message. If someone asked you some random question about something you believe, you wouldn't jump in to a 5 minute long answer that was perfectly formed and was able to explain your position completely.

McCain, however, used the questions to launch in to his stump speech based talking points that were one or two sentences and things that he had been repeating for 6 months. He put no thought in to his answers. He repeated what he had said in the past or what his handlers told him to say. There was no thinking or effort put in to his responses.

The comparison between Bush and Obama is laughable and, you're missing one gigantic problem with the comparison...after Bush stumbles through a sentence...the actual intent of the sentence is stupid and the idea is jumbled and idiotic. Obama takes the time to think of his answer and, when the sentence is complete, there is usually a decent message that explains his position and is remotely understanding.

And, finally, you're being willfully dishonest and intentionally disingenuous if you believe that McCain has the advantage over Obama in public speaking ability. For every 2 second clip you can produce of Obama stumbling through a policy discussion, there are 15 McCain clips where he stumbles, bumbles, pauses, puts his hand over his mouth, misspeaks, and then says something that is either factually wrong, silly and not consistent with his past statements, or just plain stupid.

But please, continue to repeat the talking point, because I'm sure someone will eventually believe you.

And, if that doesn't work, next week you can tell everybody that Obama is friends with known terrorists and he is a racist muslim.


They are all in need of help getting educated comrade. Thank you for explaining that. Some "uuuhhhhms-der uhhhhms" are more equal than others.
 
2008-08-23 02:33:24 AM
GWShenlong05: Coco LaFemme: McCain/Romney would be bad for him, great for Dems. For starters, Evangelicals won't vote for a ticket with a Mormon on it, as the Mormons and Evangelicals are the Hatfields and McCoys of slightly-cultish Christian offshoots.

Not to nitpick here, but your usage of the word "Evangelicals" is a little off. "Fundamentalists," maybe. The term "Evangelical" applies to a pretty wide swath of people, whose politics are anything but uniform.


You are right, you really are, but I still think "retarded" when I see "Evangelical." I am a small enough minority that it doesn't matter etc, but it should be noted that that applies to a swath of people who fiercely disagree.
 
2008-08-23 02:33:38 AM
Dr_Gats: Hey, don't get mad with me since it looks like much4doo is winning!

Just.....STFU.

n00b.
 
2008-08-23 02:33:46 AM
cameroncrazy1984: There's a biiiig difference between misspeaking between 47 and 57 and saying "I'll have my staff get back to you" when the question is as simple as "How many houses do you own?" They're not even CLOSE to being on the same level. You moron.

It's moran not moron. Get it right slacker.
 
2008-08-23 02:33:56 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet your next vice-president

It might as well be cemented in stone

McClown has no chance

He has lost
 
2008-08-23 02:34:52 AM
cameroncrazy1984: Samsaran: PresidentPutz: did anyone let McCain know how many houses he owns yet?

I dunno ... do you suppose anyone let Obama know how many farking states there are in this country?

There's a biiiig difference between misspeaking between 47 and 57 and saying "I'll have my staff get back to you" when the question is as simple as "How many houses do you own?" They're not even CLOSE to being on the same level. You moron.


Enh, I can get the rationale for the house dodge. Some of them are probably in his name. Some are in his wife's name. Some are jointly owned. Some are in her family's name.

Still, it's hard to pretend you're John "Everyman" McCain when the answer is anything but one or two, possibly three.
 
2008-08-23 02:34:56 AM
Donald_McRonald: Actually, I think Obama's gaffe's are commiserate with Bush's.

Heh.

I disagree. When I hear Obama make a gaffe, it's easy enough to understand what he means to say. Same with Hillary Clinton - some of the mistakes she made during speeches and debates (e.g. Drivers licenses for illegal immigrants), it was easy enough to understand what she meant to say. When you're running on such little sleep and nutrition, and are spending so much of your time speaking to crowds, the brain doesn't always transmit the proper words to the mouth. But the meaning is still there.

When Bush effs up while speaking, it's difficult to infer any deeper meaning except that the man either doesn't understand the problems in America or simply doesn't care.
 
2008-08-23 02:35:05 AM
The arrogance of this guy! First he has ads declaring "Brack Obama: President" and now he's picking a Vice President before he even gets elected? That seems a little presumptuous!
 
2008-08-23 02:35:06 AM
cameroncrazy1984: There's a biiiig difference between misspeaking between 47 and 57 and saying "I'll have my staff get back to you" when the question is as simple as "How many houses do you own?" They're not even CLOSE to being on the same level. You moron.

Actually, since McCain and his wife file separately, and they jointly own some properties and not others..and since Cindy owns a house she's gifting to a relative, its not that simple. For most Americans it is, but not for people who are heavy into real estate.

And yes, Obama was discussing all the primaries, of which there are 57, I believe, including Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, DC, Democrats Abroad, and some others. Some states have a caucus and a primary.

/cool yer jets
 
2008-08-23 02:35:33 AM
whidbey: muck4doo: muck4doo: Obama says "uhhhhmmmm"=Thinking out the most intelligent answer that only true intellectuals get becuase it is a struggle sometimes to explain things to the plebians.

Strawman much?

Read the Fark politic threads lately,....much?

That's somehow supposed to validate your point?

Why, yes i does. Or did you come to the conclusion that Obama's mumblings and bumblings were pure brilliance on your own?

I guess I'm not that myopic to make that big a deal about them. So he needs to pay more attention to his vocal coaches and not rely on cold answers?

What politician doesn't? Yes, your precious McCain included. They're just gaffes.

At any rate, pointing to the Fark Political Tab as your "evidence" is laughable.


Fark politics is "luaghable". It doesn't stop any of us though.

/Practiced over and over again it becomes science
 
2008-08-23 02:35:39 AM
muck4doo.
Wasn't arguing against his right or ability to own any number of houses, just remarking on the fact he tried to make himself look common and in touch with the common man when he said;
"If you're like me and you've got one house or you were like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so that they don't lose their home - you might have a different perspective. By the way, the answer is: John McCain has seven homes. So there's just a fundamental gap of understanding between John McCain's world and what people are going through every single day here in America."
the couldn't respond when asked how many houses he REALLY owned.
 
2008-08-23 02:35:54 AM
Samsaran: cameroncrazy1984: There's a biiiig difference between misspeaking between 47 and 57 and saying "I'll have my staff get back to you" when the question is as simple as "How many houses do you own?" They're not even CLOSE to being on the same level. You moron.

It's moran not moron. Get it right slacker.


Oooh great deflection! Too bad you're still an idiot, and your candidate is exhibiting classic signs of Alzheimer's.
 
2008-08-23 02:36:15 AM
Neurochemist: whidbey: McCain was a deal-breaker to begin with.

We can't keep saying this shiat


Of course we can. We know McCain is basically another 4 years of Bush. He's a bust.

If America screws up and elects him, we DESERVE it.

If McCain wins, even after 8 years of the horrifying ly extreme klstrfk of the Bush administration, there is REALLY REALLY something wrong with this country a simple election CANNOT fix.

According to the polls, he is very much in this...Electoral-vote.com: Obama 269 McCain 256 Ties 13 (Virginia = Uhh?)..

Obama is still ahead, and that's what counts.
 
2008-08-23 02:36:16 AM
My headline was worse.
 
2008-08-23 02:36:20 AM
StMark7: Didn't old "hair plug" Biden get run out of the 88' presidential primaries on a rail for blatantly plagiarizing a speech by British socialist Neil Kinnock?

He gave the speech several times, citing Kinnock every time -- but once. Guess which one was on videotape?
 
2008-08-23 02:37:21 AM
Elvis_Pelt: Doesn't matter who McCain picks now: Biden is a deal-breaker.

So... someone who is otherwise semi-interesting Democratic establishment doesn't meet the sniff test of a self-described "progressive."

Interesting.

Hillary or nobody -- one of those petulant children cutting off their noses to spite their country? Or are you just making shiat up for the lulz?
 
2008-08-23 02:37:25 AM
whidbey: Dr_Gats: Hey, don't get mad with me since it looks like much4doo is winning!

Just.....STFU.

n00b.


hey! If you wanna get ahead don't go around giving away secrets like how old you are! Damn, hasn't anybody taught you how to properly articulate your trolling? Jeez. Kids these days.
 
2008-08-23 02:37:30 AM
Occam's Chainsaw: Enh, I can get the rationale for the house dodge. Some of them are probably in his name. Some are in his wife's name. Some are jointly owned. Some are in her family's name.

Actually this is not true at all. All of them are in his wife's name or his wife's company's name. He owns 0 houses. How farking hard is it to say "none, my wife owns them all"? Not hard at all. Yet McCain managed to say the worst possible thing he could. He might never recover from that.
 
2008-08-23 02:37:38 AM
Somacandra: When you're down to 3-4 people, its more about personal chemistry. Each brings a potent power. Each has a weakness or two. Just the way it is.

That's true. Biden does bring experience that Obama's ticket needs. My point is, he's also a gaffe machine who won't help electorally.
 
2008-08-23 02:37:51 AM
Coco LaFemme: McCain/Romney would be bad for him, great for Dems. For starters, Evangelicals won't vote for a ticket with a Mormon on it, as the Mormons and Evangelicals are the Hatfields and McCoys of slightly-cultish Christian offshoots. I mean, Huckabee was trouncing Romney during the primaries in the Bible Belt. That and he's too much of a fundie to pull Independents and Dems who don't like Obama. That would just drag McCain further away from the people he needs to court to beat Barack in the first place.

McCain/Huckabee would be bad for the same reasons. Too Christian right-wing, doesn't mesh well with McCain who is somewhat socially liberal.


I don't know who McCain could pick that would outright guarantee him for the White House, unless he finds someway to get Dubya on the ticket.


You sir are the Win of the Internet.
 
2008-08-23 02:38:10 AM
So George Clinton isn't going to be the one then? I lose the office pool.
 
2008-08-23 02:38:29 AM
whidbey: progressive naysayer.

Let's see, is this the part where you call me names for not liking Pelosi, even though I have voted for Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Clinton, Gore, and Kerry. Am I not orthodox enough for you, tool?
 
2008-08-23 02:38:30 AM
100 Watt Walrus: godofusa.com = McCain Democrat?

He's more like a generic parody of Fark conservatives. At least, that's what I have him Farky'd as.
 
2008-08-23 02:38:32 AM
Occam's Chainsaw: Enh, I can get the rationale for the house dodge. Some of them are probably in his name. Some are in his wife's name. Some are jointly owned. Some are in her family's name.

I think the house dodge would've been appropriate because the question is laughable and serves no place in politics.

Of course he is rich and owns lots of stuff...most of our politicians do.

I don't really care if our politicians are part of this country's elite and haven't seen the inside of a normal American home for 15 years.

But, I do care when the old rich white guy that skated through life on his dad's and his new wife's coattails is calling the young black guy that worked his ass off elite for sheer political gain.
 
2008-08-23 02:38:57 AM
cameroncrazy1984: Oooh great deflection! Too bad you're still an idiot, and your candidate is exhibiting classic signs of Alzheimer's.

Ah too bad little fella ... I was hoping you would learn some manners. Well, since you obviously haven't learned to work and play with the grownups ... this is the last of you. Good bye. See you when you grow up a little.
 
2008-08-23 02:39:04 AM
torgo jr.: thanks....now i'm depressed.

Sorry. I think Romney is his best bet. He cements the West for McCain, taking away CO and NM (probably) from the Blue column while preventing NV from sliding blue. If Coulter and Limbaugh hadn't viciously attacked Huckabee already, it might be a different story.
 
2008-08-23 02:39:49 AM
I just became a black republican.
 
2008-08-23 02:40:00 AM
A_Listless_Wanderer: Because Obama just made a political error that the Republicans will capitalize on

I really can't be asked. For that matter, the Repubs thought Reverend Wright was running for President.

They've got nothing.
 
2008-08-23 02:40:03 AM
Neurochemist: Palin

Guys, guys.

Palin is screwed.

She got caught up in a scandal of using her office to solve personal family problems, and her popularity has been dropping.

She has no experience useful to the VP slot, especially as VP under a 72-y.o. president, where she might actually have to take the position. She was mayor of a tiny town for 6 years, and has less than 2 years' experience as governor.

Once put under national scrutiny, she'd fold like a house of cards.

/long-time Alaskan
 
2008-08-23 02:40:07 AM
This was an easy call. Ever since he tutored Obama on his big Iran statement fark-up, it's been known he really needed someone with an understanding of foreign policy.

Obama done a great job crafting his image and running his campaign, but his inexperience and knowledge in foreign affairs is shockingly obvious.

Biden would normally never be picked. He does not good in the electoral college system. But in this race, he should be more than adequate.

This election is still very much up for grabs. While Obama has run a good campaign, never underestimate the ability of the Democratic National Committee to fark up an election.
 
2008-08-23 02:40:13 AM
Oh good, the 08 version of John Edwards...

Just how exciting is that
 
2008-08-23 02:40:23 AM
I havn't really followed Biden, but the Daily show clip impressed me. He seemed very plain spoken and honest. He also seems like a person who can role up thier sleves and get into a fight.
I don't think McCain will pick Palin, though it might help him (I Lost track of her scandle once I figured there wasnt any meat to it and she was cooperating) and blunt some of Bidens attacks (he would look pretty douche-like going hard-core after a woman) but I'm not so sure she could equal Biden in Debates.

Romney is looking like the one who is going to get the Nod, and he might be able to stand toe to toe with Joe, but I'm not so sure, he's also got the veneer of a used car salesman.

Meh, screw it, I hope McCain goes Palin, either way I'll be watching the Veep Debates. I tend to agree with Muck4doo, if Biden had been the top of the ticket, I might actually vote Dem this year.
 
2008-08-23 02:40:39 AM
BKITU: Hillary or nobody -- one of those petulant children cutting off their noses to spite their country? Or are you just making shiat up for the lulz?

Check out 2:38:29, that goes for you too, pretender.
 
2008-08-23 02:41:02 AM
From_The_Year_2000: You are right, you really are, but I still think "retarded" when I see "Evangelical." I am a small enough minority that it doesn't matter etc, but it should be noted that that applies to a swath of people who fiercely disagree.

Yeah I know. Just wanted her to know that Evangelicals don't have a problem with Mormons. They may not understand the theology, and may disagree with it, but that's not a reason to dislike anyone.

Bigots have a problem with Mormons.

Coco LaFemme: I'm going based on what my Mormon family members have told me. If they're wrong, it wouldn't be the first time.

They're not "wrong," per se. There are some very bigoted people that use the word "Evangelist" to describe their religious philosophy. I'm saying that they're using the wrong word. Bigotry and Christianity are diametrically opposed to one another. It's not possible to evangelize while at the same time outwardly displaying bigotry and believing it to be Christ-supported.
 
2008-08-23 02:41:03 AM
Samsaran: Ah too bad little fella ... I was hoping you would learn some manners. Well, since you obviously haven't learned to work and play with the grownups ... this is the last of you. Good bye. See you when you grow up a little.

*phone rings, pot picks up*
Hi, pot? Yeah, this is kettle. You're a black motherf*cker.
*click*
 
2008-08-23 02:41:04 AM
A_Listless_Wanderer: My point is, he's also a gaffe machine who won't help electorally.

It didn't hurt Cheney, who is also prone to making very outlandish statements. When Biden is talking about Republicans, he can say anything he feels like. He only gets into trouble when talking about Democratic constituencies.
 
2008-08-23 02:41:06 AM
Wow, just glancing at his political positions wiki page it appears that I dont agree with Biden on anything.
 
2008-08-23 02:41:32 AM
cameroncrazy1984: Actually this is not true at all. All of them are in his wife's name or his wife's company's name. He owns 0 houses. How farking hard is it to say "none, my wife owns them all"? Not hard at all. Yet McCain managed to say the worst possible thing he could. He might never recover from that.

Agreed. This one's going to have some legs. That insta-mercial that the Obama campaign shat out in about six minutes was pretty damning.

I just keep wondering if McCain's going to come out of this election cycle period. The schedule is brutal, and his mental faculties seem to be degrading as it drags on. He's looking even older, which is a tall order for someone starting from where he did. I don't want him as my president, but I don't wish death on the guy.
 
2008-08-23 02:41:34 AM
StMark7: Didn't old "hair plug" Biden get run out of the 88' presidential primaries on a rail for blatantly plagiarizing a speech by British socialist Neil Kinnock? Another awesomely bad decision by Obama. Thank god the Barack doesn't see what a Giant Douche he is. Left wing drones, thank you for being yourselves.

But.. but.. Bidens wife & daughter were murdered by a drunk driver & he almost quit the senate.
 
2008-08-23 02:41:38 AM
randomstranger: Coco LaFemme: McCain/Romney would be bad for him, great for Dems. For starters, Evangelicals won't vote for a ticket with a Mormon on it, as the Mormons and Evangelicals are the Hatfields and McCoys of slightly-cultish Christian offshoots. I mean, Huckabee was trouncing Romney during the primaries in the Bible Belt. That and he's too much of a fundie to pull Independents and Dems who don't like Obama. That would just drag McCain further away from the people he needs to court to beat Barack in the first place.

McCain/Huckabee would be bad for the same reasons. Too Christian right-wing, doesn't mesh well with McCain who is somewhat socially liberal.


I don't know who McCain could pick that would outright guarantee him for the White House, unless he finds someway to get Dubya on the ticket.

You sir miss are the Win of the Internet.



FTFY. But thank you. :-D
 
2008-08-23 02:42:21 AM
Elvis_Pelt: even though I have voted for Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Clinton, Gore, and Kerry. Am I not orthodox enough for you, tool?

You are a little too good for me, Elvis_Pelt...;)

I'm willing to give Obama a chance. You apparently did the same thing for the choices you mentioned in your list.

Obama's got them all beat. Why are you taking this time to get up on your high horse? How is this worse than voting Mondale? Or Clinton for that matter?
 
2008-08-23 02:42:34 AM
Samsaran: cameroncrazy1984: Oooh great deflection! Too bad you're still an idiot, and your candidate is exhibiting classic signs of Alzheimer's.

Ah too bad little fella ... I was hoping you would learn some manners. Well, since you obviously haven't learned to work and play with the grownups ... this is the last of you. Good bye. See you when you grow up a little.


That's really too bad. I could use a few more asshats in my life.
 
2008-08-23 02:43:05 AM
PresidentPutz: muck4doo.
Wasn't arguing against his right or ability to own any number of houses, just remarking on the fact he tried to make himself look common and in touch with the common man when he said;
"If you're like me and you've got one house or you were like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so that they don't lose their home - you might have a different perspective. By the way, the answer is: John McCain has seven homes. So there's just a fundamental gap of understanding between John McCain's world and what people are going through every single day here in America."
the couldn't respond when asked how many houses he REALLY owned.


And why does anyone care about how many houses he owns?

/OMGWTFBBQ!!! He's a successful capitalist!
//At least Obama is like us! And only owns one mansion!
 
2008-08-23 02:43:17 AM
Somacandra: Sorry. I think Romney is his best bet. He cements the West for McCain, taking away CO and NM (probably) from the Blue column while preventing NV from sliding blue. If Coulter and Limbaugh hadn't viciously attacked Huckabee already, it might be a different story.

What about the whole LDS thing? That's gotta hurt them. Huckabee is a Southern Baptist Minister ... that just wouldn't fly no matter what the dittoheads think.
 
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