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2011-10-28 09:37:32 AM
RINO
 
2011-10-28 10:02:00 AM
I'm really starting to lean towards Bachmann. If the nopublicans are going to run a derpster(and it seems that's all they've got), at least she provides comedy relief.
 
2011-10-28 10:09:51 AM

oldernell: I'm really starting to lean towards Bachmann. If the nopublicans are going to run a derpster(and it seems that's all they've got), at least she provides comedy relief.


It would be like Halloween was every day.

thepoliticalcarnival.net
 
2011-10-28 10:32:01 AM

St_Francis_P: oldernell: I'm really starting to lean towards Bachmann. If the nopublicans are going to run a derpster(and it seems that's all they've got), at least she provides comedy relief.

It would be like Halloween was every day.

[thepoliticalcarnival.net image 387x299]


Three more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, three more days to Halloween, Mi-chelle Bachmann!
 
2011-10-28 11:00:21 AM

Bloody William: St_Francis_P: oldernell: I'm really starting to lean towards Bachmann. If the nopublicans are going to run a derpster(and it seems that's all they've got), at least she provides comedy relief.

It would be like Halloween was every day.

[thepoliticalcarnival.net image 387x299]

Three more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, three more days to Halloween, Mi-chelle Bachmann!


That is even more horrifying than the original. She wouldn't need druidic masks to kill kids; they'd do it themselves.
 
2011-10-28 11:05:10 AM

Bloody William: Three more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, three more days to Halloween, Mi-chelle Bachmann!


If I had the time and creativity, I'd convert a Nightmare Before Christmas song for the thread.
 
2011-10-28 11:26:49 AM

hillbillypharmacist: Bloody William: Three more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, three more days to Halloween, Mi-chelle Bachmann!

If I had the time and creativity, I'd convert a Nightmare Before Christmas song for the thread.


"Poor Jack" wouldn't need much modification:

What have I done?
What have I done?
How could I be so blind?
All is lost, where was I?
Spoiled all, spoiled all
Everything's gone all wrong
 
2011-10-28 11:30:42 AM
Hmm, my compliments from me to you
On your most intriguing nominee
Consider though this substitute
A bat in the place of this old Romney

Huh! No, no, no, now that's all wrong.
This thing will never make a president
It's been derp now for much too long
Try something fresher, something pleasant.
 
2011-10-28 11:34:06 AM

St_Francis_P: It would be like Halloween was every day.


UNCANNY VALLEY
 
2011-10-28 12:23:18 PM
This will be interesting to see if we can get any GOP defenders in here to bash this guy and post the "So vote Republican" meme
 
2011-10-28 12:24:19 PM
At least Bachmann is not a witch...
 
2011-10-28 12:29:37 PM

deadcrickets: At least Bachmann is not a witch...


How can we be sure? She looks like she might weigh the same as a duck.
 
2011-10-28 12:29:57 PM

Mentat: St_Francis_P: It would be like Halloween was every day.

UNCANNY VALLEY


She looks so absurd
She looks so obscene
 
2011-10-28 12:31:07 PM
Had a similar conversation with a friend who works in the same field recently. Our conclusion is that the GOP is handcuffed in the solutions department because they can't admit a lack of regulatory oversight nearly killed the finical system.
 
2011-10-28 12:33:41 PM
So when are we going to hit critical mass with the Republican voting base? For the past five years we've had this kind of begging for revisionist history: "we need to get back to OUR party, the one that we had that was logical and reasonable and not THIS party full of hateful platitudes, racism, and such!"

But these assholes never seem to grasp that they're Democrats by default. Unless you're a raging bigot, you're not a Republican. The Republican Party that we see people crying to 'return to their roots' doesn't exist. It reveals a very sad state about the modern Republican voter: they're so gullible that they believed the marketing of 'Democrats are BAAD' so long that they can't really see beyond it. They're basically asking the Republican Party to become Democrats, and they don't see the insanity of it. Or maybe they do, and they choose to deny it, which is now SOP for the GOP whenever they encounter something they cannot really demonize, weaponize, or patronize.

All Republican politics, at its heart, is glorified cosplay. They want to playact on a global scale. They want to feel something and get behind something to fulfill a need to be important when, in reality, this world has never existed. It's the mentality of someone who believes TV is reality, who assumes life works to the dramatic conventions of a weekly TV show. It's the mentality of people who live in the middle of nowhere out of some perceived threat that interact with other humans through a television. We are not dealing with people with a philosophical difference, we are dealing with mental defectives in need of reality and therapy. And now the game is over. We've hit the limit where all the Republican candidates--the second-stringers who consist of sad losers who really don't have a real chance of winning--are nothing but soundbites and marketing. It could work in 2000, but after a horrific failure of a Republican Administration that basically destroyed the nation, it now looks like sad theater for people who haven't grown past drama to fill a void in their lives. They fight because it's the only thing that breaks up the monotony of their sad, twisted lives.

The Republican base is hitting the wall. They stand for nothing. They really have no reason to exist outside of institutionalized anger over manufactured issues. Their candidates are pathetic drama queens and they're losing by the sheer fact that they have done nothing with the little power they managed to get. The 'old times' they're trying to get back are now Democratic positions. The only way for them is right.....right off the farking scale, right into the darkness where they belong.
 
2011-10-28 12:35:06 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Bloody William: Three more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, three more days to Halloween, Mi-chelle Bachmann!

If I had the time and creativity, I'd convert a Nightmare Before Christmas song for the thread.



2.bp.blogspot.com

I am the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red
 
2011-10-28 12:35:38 PM
It's time. It's time. Time for the big giveaway. Halloween has come. All you lucky kids with Silver Shamrock masks, gather 'round your TV set, put on your masks and watch. All witches, all skeletons, all Jack-O-Lanterns, gather 'round and watch. Watch the magic Bachmann. Watch...
 
2011-10-28 12:37:39 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Bloody William: Three more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, three more days to Halloween, Mi-chelle Bachmann!

If I had the time and creativity, I'd convert a Nightmare Before Christmas song for the thread.


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see someone strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our time of Derp-o-ween

This is Derp-o-ween, this is Derp-o-ween
Liberals scream in the dead of night
This is Derp-o-ween, everybody make a scene
Cut some taxes till the neighbors gonna die of fright

It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Derp-o-ween

I am the one hiding in your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red
I am the one hiding under yours stairs
Government tentacles like snakes and regulations in my hair

This is Derp-o-ween, this is Derp-o-ween

Derp-o-ween! Derp-o-ween! Derp-o-ween! Derp-o-ween!
In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the Reagan's song

In this town, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next Great White Hope
Round that corner, Muslim hiding in the trash can
Shariah's waiting now to pounce, and how you'll...

Scream! This is Derp-o-ween
Red 'n' commie, slimy green
Aren't you scared?

Well, that's just fine
Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice
Ride with the moon in the dead of night

Everybody scream, everybody scream
In our town of Derp-o-ween!

I am the clown with the made-up face
Here in a flash and to the White House race
I am the "who" when you call, "Who's gonna cut my taxes?"
I am the Jesus blowing through your atheist public schools

...I lost interest about here. Derivative jokes, and all that.
 
2011-10-28 12:37:51 PM
Gee, John - is it starting to occur to you that you and your Neocon cohorts may have f**ked up just a tad?
i18.photobucket.com
 
2011-10-28 12:43:34 PM
Maybe I'm just being cynical, but I don't think ~45% of the American people want solutions.
 
2011-10-28 12:44:05 PM

oldernell: I'm really starting to lean towards Bachmann. If the nopublicans are going to run a derpster(and it seems that's all they've got), at least she provides comedy relief.


I dunno, Cain seems to be providing some really nice comic relief of a much more subtle sort. He's what I imagine StopArrestingMe would be like if he ever ran for office.
 
2011-10-28 12:44:45 PM

St_Francis_P: It would be like Halloween was every day.



Bachmann strikes me as the type of nutbag who doesn't recognize Halloween BECAUSE SATAN.
 
2011-10-28 12:45:43 PM

St_Francis_P: oldernell: I'm really starting to lean towards Bachmann. If the nopublicans are going to run a derpster(and it seems that's all they've got), at least she provides comedy relief.

It would be like Halloween was every day.

[thepoliticalcarnival.net image 387x299]


She really is very wide-eyed, in more than one sense too. She gives me nightmares. So do most of the Republican candidates. I haven't heard a peep from any Democratic candidates yet, so I don't know what kind of prize idiots they're going to spring on an as yet unsuspecting public.
 
2011-10-28 12:46:25 PM

Perhaps some Republicans haven't figured it out yet, so let me spell it out for them (and anyone else who hasn't caught on yet):

None of the Republican candidates want to be President


Being President is, first of all, a shiatty job when the economy sucks. They are well aware of this. They don't want the job of cleaning it up. Honestly, nobody would really want to try to clean this up.

Second, being President doesn't pay very well. Oh, it certainly does pay, sure, and there's the perks...but compared to being a talking head on Fox or engaging in speaking gigs around the country? And writing a snarky, tell all book while President? Forget about it! Add this to the responsibility they'd have to shoulder, and there's no way any of them would want the job.

So what are they running for? This should be blindingly apparent by now, but let me spell it out:

The Republican candidates are running to be the next Sarah Palin


That's all this is about. Seriously. They don't want the responsibility or the blame that goes with being President, they just want to be the next political rock star to go on tour.
 
2011-10-28 12:46:42 PM

HeartBurnKid: oldernell: I'm really starting to lean towards Bachmann. If the nopublicans are going to run a derpster(and it seems that's all they've got), at least she provides comedy relief.

I dunno, Cain seems to be providing some really nice comic relief of a much more subtle sort. He's what I imagine StopArrestingMe would be like if he ever ran for office.


If he gets it it'll be like watching Frederick Douglass debate Al Jolson.
 
2011-10-28 12:46:46 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: So when are we going to hit critical mass with the Republican voting base? For the past five years we've had this kind of begging for revisionist history: "we need to get back to OUR party, the one that we had that was logical and reasonable and not THIS party full of hateful platitudes, racism, and such!"

But these assholes never seem to grasp that they're Democrats by default...

The Republican base is hitting the wall. They stand for nothing.


I get what you're trying to say. I disagree with a lot of your reasoning but what you're getting at, I think rings true. If we were to eliminate the (R) and (D) next to their names in everything, I imagine most people would vote for the (D). They might see that their (R) candidate is a bigot, or a racist or whatnot. Politics has become a game where you're on a team and you want your team to win. My team is the (R)'s or the (D)'s and whatnot. Not too many people on team (USA).

The Republican base stands for a lot of things. What I think you may have been trying to get at is the Republican politicians don't stand for much. I think you can boil it down into "we want to be allowed to do whatever we want, while we tell you to do whatever we want." They want personal freedom. But their idea of personal freedom is just that, personal - read: freedom for themselves. Not freedom for you or others, freedom for themselves.

I do wonder like you, when the Republican base will rise up and say no more of this shiat. The Tea Party derp brigade is dragging the party into far right derpsville. I get that you're on team (R), so you don't want to vote (D). But at some point you gotta their base has got to stop supporting the derp brigade dragging to the party so far to the right. Shiat, I'd find it insulting everyone seems to agree being a "bigoted moran" means "far right."
 
2011-10-28 12:47:24 PM

Dr. Whoof: The Republican candidates are running to be the next Sarah Palin


That's all this is about. Seriously. They don't want the responsibility or the blame that goes with being President, they just want to be the next political rock star to go on tour.


Rick Perry wants to be president and governing things is Mitt Romney's hobby. He wants America to be his model train set. That's why he's the most dangerous.
 
2011-10-28 12:47:42 PM

Dr. Whoof: The Republican candidates are running to be the next Sarah Palin


This.
 
2011-10-28 12:47:56 PM
Big whoop there, Subtard. As all conservatives know:

Neocon = Libtard - kneejerk antiwar impulse


Another relevant formula:

conservative who writes for the New York Times = conservative - testicles
 
2011-10-28 12:48:10 PM
"Stop proposing nonsense tax plans that won't work. Stop making ridiculous attention-getting ads that might be minimally acceptable if you were running for county supervisor in Oklahoma. Stop saying you're going to build a US-Mexico border fence you know perfectly well you're not going to build."

But they are trying to get the votes of retarded monkeys, so the GOP candidates have to be a bunch of clowns to get their party's attention. Perhaps if they just dangled a bunch of car keys in front of their audience.
 
2011-10-28 12:48:12 PM

sheilanagig: St_Francis_P: oldernell: I'm really starting to lean towards Bachmann. If the nopublicans are going to run a derpster(and it seems that's all they've got), at least she provides comedy relief.

It would be like Halloween was every day.

[thepoliticalcarnival.net image 387x299]

She really is very wide-eyed, in more than one sense too. She gives me nightmares. So do most of the Republican candidates. I haven't heard a peep from any Democratic candidates yet, so I don't know what kind of prize idiots they're going to spring on an as yet unsuspecting public.


This guy.

memedepot.com
 
2011-10-28 12:50:03 PM

HeartBurnKid: I dunno, Cain seems to be providing some really nice comic relief of a much more subtle sort.


Next week's Cain-Gingrich "Lincoln Douglas Debate" promises to be the best bit of political entertainment this generation has seen.
 
2011-10-28 12:51:44 PM

Roy_G_Biv: Another relevant formula:

conservative who writes for the New York Times = conservative - testicles


I know you are trolling, but the New York Post isn't exactly the New York Times.
 
2011-10-28 12:53:24 PM
He has a a point. While everyone knows that conservatives simply are not funny. They truly excel at unintentional comedy.


The GOP: The "Manos: The Hands Of Fate" of of political parties.
 
2011-10-28 12:56:00 PM
My wife is a dyed in wool conservative with a foaming at the mouth hatred for Obama. She always votes straight republican. I convinced her to take an objective look at these GOP lunatics running for office. I finally convinced her to switch sides. Really, I don't see how you could be a rational republican and not be completely embarrassed by these clowns. Also the fact that she now watches the Daily Show and the Colbert report nightly doesn't hurt.
 
2011-10-28 12:57:22 PM

Hollie Maea:
I know you are trolling,



individual expressing opinion you don't agree with != trolling
 
2011-10-28 12:58:44 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: So when are we going to hit critical mass with the Republican voting base? For the past five years we've had this kind of begging for revisionist history: "we need to get back to OUR party, the one that we had that was logical and reasonable and not THIS party full of hateful platitudes, racism, and such!"

But these assholes never seem to grasp that they're Democrats by default. Unless you're a raging bigot, you're not a Republican. The Republican Party that we see people crying to 'return to their roots' doesn't exist. It reveals a very sad state about the modern Republican voter: they're so gullible that they believed the marketing of 'Democrats are BAAD' so long that they can't really see beyond it. They're basically asking the Republican Party to become Democrats, and they don't see the insanity of it. Or maybe they do, and they choose to deny it, which is now SOP for the GOP whenever they encounter something they cannot really demonize, weaponize, or patronize.

All Republican politics, at its heart, is glorified cosplay. They want to playact on a global scale. They want to feel something and get behind something to fulfill a need to be important when, in reality, this world has never existed. It's the mentality of someone who believes TV is reality, who assumes life works to the dramatic conventions of a weekly TV show. It's the mentality of people who live in the middle of nowhere out of some perceived threat that interact with other humans through a television. We are not dealing with people with a philosophical difference, we are dealing with mental defectives in need of reality and therapy. And now the game is over. We've hit the limit where all the Republican candidates--the second-stringers who consist of sad losers who really don't have a real chance of winning--are nothing but soundbites and marketing. It could work in 2000, but after a horrific failure of a Republican Administration that basically destroyed the nation, it now looks like sad theater for people who haven't grown past drama to fill a void in their lives. They fight because it's the only thing that breaks up the monotony of their sad, twisted lives.

The Republican base is hitting the wall. They stand for nothing. They really have no reason to exist outside of institutionalized anger over manufactured issues. Their candidates are pathetic drama queens and they're losing by the sheer fact that they have done nothing with the little power they managed to get. The 'old times' they're trying to get back are now Democratic positions. The only way for them is right.....right off the farking scale, right into the darkness where they belong.


/thread
 
2011-10-28 12:59:38 PM

sheilanagig: I haven't heard a peep from any Democratic candidates yet



There's only one Democrat running for President in 2012 and he's the guy who's already the president.
 
2011-10-28 12:59:41 PM

Roy_G_Biv: individual expressing opinion you don't agree with != trolling


RIght, but no one is stupid enough to confuse the NY Times and the NY Post.
 
2011-10-28 01:01:53 PM
FTFA: It's impossible not to like [Herman] Cain.

media.tumblr.com
 
2011-10-28 01:02:12 PM

technicolor-misfit: He has a a point. While everyone knows that conservatives simply are not funny. They truly excel at unintentional comedy.


The GOP: The "Manos: The Hands Of Fate" of of political parties.


I call it "inadvertent transparency". Their principle gaffes happen when they slip up and tell the truth about how they feel.
 
2011-10-28 01:02:51 PM

Yakk: Had a similar conversation with a friend who works in the same field recently. Our conclusion is that the GOP is handcuffed in the solutions department because they can't admit a lack of regulatory oversight nearly killed the finical system.


Another BS "quantity over quality" argument. It's less about a "lack of regulatory oversight" and more of a "misplaced regulatory oversight". A good portion of the regulations focus on minutae and are there simply to generate more compliance reports and 13-page credit card agreements than they are about identifying and reducing systemic risk. It's the financial equivalent of local law enforcement spending their time running speed traps and busting pot smokers rather than trying to solve property crimes; OK, so you catch a few bad apples now and then and generate some fines but in the meantime your whole community is slowly decaying because no one wants to live there.

Of course, the GOP has no interest in trying to help identify or reduce systemic risk either, but it's a little more complicated than the "more regulations are always better" or "all regulations are bad" arguments we hear from each side.
 
2011-10-28 01:04:23 PM

Dr. Whoof: None of the Republican candidates want to be President


Romney does. Unfortunately, they're just not that into him.
 
2011-10-28 01:04:52 PM

technicolor-misfit: The GOP: The "Manos: The Hands Of Fate" of of political parties.


I would go more with "Mixed-Up Zombies."
 
2011-10-28 01:04:55 PM

liverleef: I finally convinced her to switch sides.


Buttsecks?
 
2011-10-28 01:07:30 PM

shower_in_my_socks: sheilanagig: I haven't heard a peep from any Democratic candidates yet


There's only one Democrat running for President in 2012 and he's the guy who's already the president.


So we don't have an alternate? It's him, and if anything happens to him it's Biden? Fantastic. The Republican candidates are all playing to lose, too. Don't get me wrong, I think Obama could pull something out of a hat if he got elected again, but we should have more choices. Besides, it isn't always the best course to re-elect the incumbent, even if he does represent the major party you most identify with.
 
2011-10-28 01:07:30 PM
The reason the Republican candidates are a bunch of farkin' clowns is that they owe no allegiance to rational systems of political thought, bear no obligation to groups who take a long, sober view of national and world affairs.
No, these goobers are walking around in the real world because they've heretofore existed as candidates only in the daydreams of a selfish, shallow, narrow-minded swath of the electorate fed for the past decade on pablum and sleaze from right-wing media. ("I heard it on TV! It must be true! And look, they have a picture of a flag!)
Now that it's election season again, the "selfish swath" is looking around for anyone who matches those visions.
C'mon, you guys! A pliable old veteran and a pretty housewife didn't make it for you. Are you sure you want to keep on in that direction??
 
2011-10-28 01:09:19 PM

Shocktopus: Dr. Whoof: None of the Republican candidates want to be President

Romney does. Unfortunately, they're just not that into him.


Also, he's flip-flopping. You know, the same accusation Bush made towards Kerry in 2004?
 
2011-10-28 01:12:40 PM
I kind of feel bad for Cain. He really, really does NOT want to be president. He's clearly a grifter who thought he would "enter" the race to get publicity and make money. He had no idea that the base would actually take him seriously. I mean, isn't he not even on the ballot in a lot of primary states?

/Ok. I don't really feel bad for him. It's kind of funny and shows just how farked up the repubs are at the moment.
 
2011-10-28 01:14:52 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Yakk: Had a similar conversation with a friend who works in the same field recently. Our conclusion is that the GOP is handcuffed in the solutions department because they can't admit a lack of regulatory oversight nearly killed the finical system.

Another BS "quantity over quality" argument. It's less about a "lack of regulatory oversight" and more of a "misplaced regulatory oversight". A good portion of the regulations focus on minutae and are there simply to generate more compliance reports and 13-page credit card agreements than they are about identifying and reducing systemic risk. It's the financial equivalent of local law enforcement spending their time running speed traps and busting pot smokers rather than trying to solve property crimes; OK, so you catch a few bad apples now and then and generate some fines but in the meantime your whole community is slowly decaying because no one wants to live there.

Of course, the GOP has no interest in trying to help identify or reduce systemic risk either, but it's a little more complicated than the "more regulations are always better" or "all regulations are bad" arguments we hear from each side.



That's false equivalency. I don't think you're hearing "more regulations are better" from the left. What you're hearing is "REGULATION BAAAAD!" from the right, which is then being countered by "regulation is good and necessary from the left."

I don't hear anyone on the left saying "we need more regulations." I hear them saying "we need regulation." We need to undo the deregulation frenzy that has occurred over 30 years of Reaganomics. The single most common refrain I hear from the left is "restore Glass-Steagall."

The thing is where we're at in terms of the discussion, is precisely where the right wants us. "REGULATION BAAAAAD!!!" is the sort of bumper sticker argument THEY want to have. "Regulation stifles business!!!" is the sort of mantra they want to inculcate in their followers, because it puts everyone else in the position of having to try to go through a laundry list of clearly positive, necessary, and effective regulations that help protect the public good... which then becomes "arrogant lecturing egghead elites trying to tell you what's good for you."
 
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