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(Yahoo)   Romney's "I used to worry about getting fired too" line reveals that in his own mind, he believes he's a self-made man. Which is a problem because "delusional" is a bad thing for a president to be   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2012-01-11 10:05:31 AM  
 
2012-01-11 10:36:23 AM  
I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway. Its not like in 2008 when, legally, Republicans tried to vote for Hillary to mess up the process. This is just...butthurt.

Besides, Romney won't win against Obama. Why switch to a white Obama/Republican Lite when you can keep the same half-Republican Obama without a transition?

In fact, I predict a low turnout for the voting this Fall (barring some earth shattering event like war with Iran, Obama turning out to have a dead woman or live boy in his bed, or aliens)
 
2012-01-11 10:42:12 AM  
There's a fine iine between delusional and "believes his own bullshiat"

/not sure which side ol' Mittens is on, but delusion isn't usually so well thought out
 
2012-01-11 10:44:51 AM  
To paraphrase Molly Ivins she said something similar about Dubya that applies.
He was born on third base and grew up thinking he hit a triple.
 
2012-01-11 10:48:30 AM  

I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway. Its not like in 2008 when, legally, Republicans tried to vote for Hillary to mess up the process. This is just...butthurt.

Besides, Romney won't win against Obama. Why switch to a white Obama/Republican Lite when you can keep the same half-Republican Obama without a transition?

In fact, I predict a low turnout for the voting this Fall (barring some earth shattering event like war with Iran, Obama turning out to have a dead woman or live boy in his bed, or aliens)


That's why there is so much massaging of the outrage machine. Hoping for lower turnout on the Democrat's side, and increased turnout by the loyal Republican base. The problem being, if the Outrage Machine goes into too high a gear, it will only activate the Democratic base in response. Which, to be fair, it needs to do. We all need to be aware and awake on this one. Couple it with measures to limit the vote in areas, it is a prime season for shennanigans.
 
2012-01-11 11:08:19 AM  

DarnoKonrad: Liberals want to live in a meritocracy.
Conservatives think they already do.


QFT
 
2012-01-11 11:08:20 AM  
Another explanation is that he's being disingenuous in an attempt to craft a more favorable public image.
 
2012-01-11 11:10:19 AM  

I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway.


Ah... so you're the one who submitted that retarded TFD thread.
 
2012-01-11 11:10:52 AM  
Don't worry, Subby.

He's not gonna be President.
 
2012-01-11 11:18:33 AM  
At what point would firing worry him. People who have to have jobs to support their families might worry, but he has always had enough money where he didn't have to work. Not that ever had a real job.
 
2012-01-11 11:21:36 AM  

I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway.


What's the alternative -- one of the GOP retards? They're not even *trying* any more.
 
2012-01-11 11:27:45 AM  

I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway.


Because it isn't at all guaranteed that Obama wins again. Therefore, it matters how insane the other choice ends up being.
 
2012-01-11 11:31:30 AM  

Wendy's Chili: I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway.

Ah... so you're the one who submitted that retarded TFD thread.


It actully was a nice discussion...because...other than your use of retarded...was very civilized.
 
2012-01-11 11:33:19 AM  

gameshowhost: I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway.

What's the alternative -- one of the GOP retards? They're not even *trying* any more.


See? You don't care who they nominate. They could nominate Zombie Mother Teresa and you'd vote Obama.

Its been clear for months that Romney was the nominee, yet the liberals (media and on Fark) and the conservatives....are all acting like it matters personally to them. As Adlai Stevenson (maybe wrong guy) once said, "The people have spoken....the bastards."
 
2012-01-11 11:35:35 AM  

I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway. Its not like in 2008 when, legally, Republicans tried to vote for Hillary to mess up the process. This is just...butthurt.

Besides, Romney won't win against Obama. Why switch to a white Obama/Republican Lite when you can keep the same half-Republican Obama without a transition?

In fact, I predict a low turnout for the voting this Fall (barring some earth shattering event like war with Iran, Obama turning out to have a dead woman or live boy in his bed, or aliens)


I care about who runs because I want a sane Republican party return. Not this group of Bible-thumping, xenophobic, racist, war-mongering, authoritarian morons. I want the nut jobs like Santorum and Bachmann to be the fringe, not the mainstream of the party. But hey, that's just me
 
2012-01-11 11:37:57 AM  
I_C_Weener: , honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway. Its not like in 2008 when, legally, Republicans tried to vote for Hillary to mess up the process. This is just...butthurt.

Hmmm... So you think that liberals are very loyal to Obama and want to see him win the next election, but you don't understand why they might be interested in who his opponent will be?

You must really be flummoxed by the strange phenomenon of NY Yankees fans being interested in who their team will be playing, even though they will root for the Yankees.

Also, that's not what "butthurt" means.
 
2012-01-11 11:44:22 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-01-11 11:52:34 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: But hey, that's just me


And you'd vote for such a Republican? Say...McCain, Dole, Bush 1, Jack Kemp, Reagan, Ford, Nixon...how far back you want me to go?
 
2012-01-11 11:56:13 AM  
What's that line... Born on third, thinks he hit a triple?
 
2012-01-11 12:01:16 PM  

I_C_Weener: Peter von Nostrand: But hey, that's just me

And you'd vote for such a Republican? Say...McCain, Dole, Bush 1, Jack Kemp, Reagan, Ford, Nixon...how far back you want me to go?


I don't know, who are they running against? Would you vote for a Democrat? How far back do you want to go? In my opinion the right wing has lost it's mind and your hypothetical doesn't change this. None of those guys are running and several of them are dead
 
2012-01-11 12:05:46 PM  
I can't fathom why Patriots fans watched the NFL Wild Card playoffs this past weekend. I mean, they are just going to root for the Patriots in the Divisional game. Why do they care who wins?
 
2012-01-11 12:09:30 PM  
Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?
 
2012-01-11 12:09:31 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: I_C_Weener: Peter von Nostrand: But hey, that's just me

And you'd vote for such a Republican? Say...McCain, Dole, Bush 1, Jack Kemp, Reagan, Ford, Nixon...how far back you want me to go?

I don't know, who are they running against? Would you vote for a Democrat? How far back do you want to go? In my opinion the right wing has lost it's mind and your hypothetical doesn't change this. None of those guys are running and several of them are dead


I'd probably consider Hillary at this point. Bill if I could go back and change a vote. Prior to that...LBJ.

But I see your point. You have no ability to consider voting for the Republicans...which brings me back to...why do you care who they nominate?
 
2012-01-11 12:11:17 PM  

RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?


I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.
 
2012-01-11 12:17:59 PM  

I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.


If you don't like mustard on a Hamburger, you are un-American.
 
2012-01-11 12:20:27 PM  

Headso: What's that line... Born on third, thinks he hit a triple?


I guess I'm on your ignore list, good to know.

Since you won't see this let me tell everyone that Headso molests collies

/jk
 
2012-01-11 12:21:12 PM  

oldernell: At what point would firing worry him. People who have to have jobs to support their families might worry, but he has always had enough money where he didn't have to work. Not that ever had a real job.


Like everyone else, I fantasize about hitting the lottery someday. but lately I think more and more about how empty and hollow that would make anything else I'd achieve after that. Finally write those novels I've dreamed about writing one day? So what? Even if they are best-sellers the money wouldn't mean anything. Start that company/ perfect that invention/write that app? Great. But to what end? The satisfaction of doing it might be nice, but the rewards would seem pointless.

It's kind of why I feel sorry for someone like Romney who's born into great wealth. No matter what he achieves, it has to feel somewhat like playing pretend, because if he fails, there are no consequences. To keep his self-respect, it might be necessary for him to re-write his "origin story" a bit to make it more exciting and risky
 
2012-01-11 12:23:22 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Headso: What's that line... Born on third, thinks he hit a triple?

I guess I'm on your ignore list, good to know.

Since you won't see this let me tell everyone that Headso molests collies

/jk


Quoted for the collie molester.
 
2012-01-11 12:24:41 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.

If you don't like mustard butter on a Hamburger, you are un-American.

 
2012-01-11 12:25:41 PM  

RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.

If you don't like mustard butter on a Hamburger, you are un-American.


Is...is this a thing?

I kind of want to try this now.
 
2012-01-11 12:26:56 PM  

I_C_Weener: Peter von Nostrand: I_C_Weener: Peter von Nostrand: But hey, that's just me

And you'd vote for such a Republican? Say...McCain, Dole, Bush 1, Jack Kemp, Reagan, Ford, Nixon...how far back you want me to go?

I don't know, who are they running against? Would you vote for a Democrat? How far back do you want to go? In my opinion the right wing has lost it's mind and your hypothetical doesn't change this. None of those guys are running and several of them are dead

I'd probably consider Hillary at this point. Bill if I could go back and change a vote. Prior to that...LBJ.

But I see your point. You have no ability to consider voting for the Republicans...which brings me back to...why do you care who they nominate?


Actually I've voted for Republicans in the past. I have not voted for a Republican for POTUS because in my opinion the Democrats were better candidates. I've voted for Republicans for US Congress and for State-wide office (although, to be fair, I haven't voted for a Republican for Governor)

Once again, it's important that a good, sane candidate run on the right. If one of the loons gets the nod, the debate will be shifted away from anything possibly productive into hurrrrr-durrrrr socialism land (which may be inevitable one way or the other once the PACs get involved)
 
2012-01-11 12:29:02 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.

If you don't like mustard butter on a Hamburger, you are un-American.

Is...is this a thing?

I kind of want to try this now.


It isn't, as far as I know. However, I got the idea from the fact that high-end steakhouses often gild their steak with brushed-on butter to make it taste better. Never had the opportunity to put this idea into action, though, since the last time I cooked properly, I also set myself on fire.
 
2012-01-11 12:30:04 PM  

RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.

If you don't like mustard butter on a Hamburger, you are un-American.

Is...is this a thing?

I kind of want to try this now.

It isn't, as far as I know. However, I got the idea from the fact that high-end steakhouses often gild their steak with brushed-on butter to make it taste better. Never had the opportunity to put this idea into action, though, since the last time I cooked properly, I also set myself on fire.


Oh, wait, come to think of it, I think some places grill their hamburger with brushed on butter as well.
 
2012-01-11 12:32:17 PM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.

If you don't like mustard butter on a Hamburger, you are un-American.

Is...is this a thing?

I kind of want to try this now.

It isn't, as far as I know. However, I got the idea from the fact that high-end steakhouses often gild their steak with brushed-on butter to make it taste better. Never had the opportunity to put this idea into action, though, since the last time I cooked properly, I also set myself on fire.

Oh, wait, come to think of it, I think some places grill their hamburger with brushed on butter as well.


Grilled and buttered bun is common.
 
2012-01-11 12:32:48 PM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.

If you don't like mustard butter on a Hamburger, you are un-American.

Is...is this a thing?

I kind of want to try this now.

It isn't, as far as I know. However, I got the idea from the fact that high-end steakhouses often gild their steak with brushed-on butter to make it taste better. Never had the opportunity to put this idea into action, though, since the last time I cooked properly, I also set myself on fire.

Oh, wait, come to think of it, I think some places grill their hamburger with brushed on butter as well.


I will try this idea next time!
 
2012-01-11 12:33:10 PM  
Even if he did get fired, he has enough family connections that he'd have another cushy job by the end of the day.
 
2012-01-11 12:34:29 PM  

eddyatwork: Even if he did get fired, he has enough family connections that he'd have another cushy job by the end of the day.


To be fair, at the end of his term of Governor, he had a few days of dislocation about adjusting his health plan. It was very nerve wracking.
 
2012-01-11 12:39:05 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Headso: What's that line... Born on third, thinks he hit a triple?

I guess I'm on your ignore list, good to know.


nope, just missed your post there, it happens...
 
2012-01-11 01:13:19 PM  

hubiestubert: eddyatwork: Even if he did get fired, he has enough family connections that he'd have another cushy job by the end of the day.

To be fair, at the end of his term of Governor, his accountant had a few minutes of dislocation about adjusting his health plan. It was very nerve wracking.

 
2012-01-11 01:31:54 PM  

RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.

If you don't like mustard butter on a Hamburger, you are un-American.


I thought it was "if you don't like your hamburger deep fried..."

/why yes, it does exist.
 
2012-01-11 02:07:54 PM  
I bet he worries about the price of arugula, too, just like normal americans.
 
2012-01-11 02:11:10 PM  
I don't know what you're talking about, Subby. Mitt Romney is clearly a self-made man. He put in decades of work before he was conceived to choose American parents who were high-class millionaires who would be able to give him every nepotistic advantage possible. If you can't see that, you're a nuclear weapons-grade moron.
 
2012-01-11 02:11:31 PM  

I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway. Its not like in 2008 when, legally, Republicans tried to vote for Hillary to mess up the process. This is just...butthurt.


Actually, I consider myself fairly liberal (socially) and I'd sooner vote for Huntsman & his magic underwear than Obama. Obama's signature of the NDAA, especially, bothers me. It's all the other nutcases in the election, and Two-fa - err Romney - that scared the shiat out of me.
 
2012-01-11 02:13:01 PM  
Since when is "delusional" a negative in a Republican candidate?
 
2012-01-11 02:13:08 PM  

I_C_Weener: I, honestly, can't fathom why liberals and Democrats care who runs. They are going to vote for Obama anyway. Its not like in 2008 when, legally, Republicans tried to vote for Hillary to mess up the process. This is just...butthurt.


Everybody look at the silly man who doesn't know what an "Open Primary" is, and that Massachusetts is an Open Primary state, and laugh!

Dude, where do you think RONPAUL got all those votes?

From registered Republicans?

You are a very silly man.
 
2012-01-11 02:13:40 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: RexTalionis: cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: RexTalionis: Have you noticed that, in the past election cycle, with Mitt Romney as the apparent Republican frontrunner, nobody is calling Obama an elitist anymore?

I'm sure Mitt Romney doesn't put the wrong kind of condiment on his fast food.

If you don't like mustard butter on a Hamburger, you are un-American.

I thought it was "if you don't like your hamburger deep fried..."

/why yes, it does exist.


If you don't like your hamburger made of three hamburgers and topped with bacon, cheese and another hamburger...
 
2012-01-11 02:13:55 PM  
Mitt the Twit ...
 
2012-01-11 02:15:17 PM  

I_C_Weener: Peter von Nostrand: I_C_Weener: Peter von Nostrand: But hey, that's just me

And you'd vote for such a Republican? Say...McCain, Dole, Bush 1, Jack Kemp, Reagan, Ford, Nixon...how far back you want me to go?

I don't know, who are they running against? Would you vote for a Democrat? How far back do you want to go? In my opinion the right wing has lost it's mind and your hypothetical doesn't change this. None of those guys are running and several of them are dead

I'd probably consider Hillary at this point. Bill if I could go back and change a vote. Prior to that...LBJ.

But I see your point. You have no ability to consider voting for the Republicans...which brings me back to...why do you care who they nominate?


I am sure lots of liberals would, at this point, vote for Reagan or Nixon in their prime over Obama. But the Republicans are offering psychotic loons.
 
2012-01-11 02:15:47 PM  

I_C_Weener: Its been clear for months that Romney was the nominee, yet the liberals (media and on Fark) and the conservatives....are all acting like it matters personally to them. As Adlai Stevenson (maybe wrong guy) once said, "The people have spoken....the bastards."


the media and all the associated parties have a vested interest in continueing the idea that this race has an actual chance of being something other than annoiting romney because they make their money off of keeping people watching. Why watch these political 24/7 news channels and special reports and election night round tables if they come out and say "Romney is going to win" at the very begining?

The truth of this primary is that Romney was always going to win because he has the most money. He can run the attack ads and he has organized ground teams in every important state. He also doesn't have/need a job so he could campaign full time for 7 years. But having a pundit just say "the rich white guy wins because he is rich and white" and ending your special election coverage does not sell advertising space, so they pretend its a real contest.
 
2012-01-11 02:17:52 PM  
The whole world in front of him, every advantage in life, advantages I never had...
that's not exactly true. He had the same advantages I had,
which is a hell of a lot of advantages.
 
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