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(New York Magazine)   Republicans finally realize they're helping Obama. This is bad news, for Obama   (nymag.com) divider line 65
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2012-02-07 09:03:24 AM  
Articles like this always seem to me to be hyperbolic wishful thinking. It's like Castro - he sneezes and the media is reporting his dying words. This is true in both directions.
 
2012-02-07 09:17:21 AM  
Well, judging from the conversations I have with Republicans, I'm actually surprised they are realizing this. Many of them are so immersed in their ideology they simply cannot see the forest for the trees, so righteous is their cause.
 
2012-02-07 09:26:09 AM  

dogdaze: Well, judging from the conversations I have with Republicans, I'm actually surprised they are realizing this. Many of them are so immersed in their ideology they simply cannot see the forest for the trees, so righteous is their cause.


Was talking to my mom over the weekend, my folks are Tea Partiers. They went to a Gingrich rally in Vegas. She was all starry-eyed, saying that Gingrich was the only one who would cut em off at the legs and get things done. She kept saying "I think they'll work with him."

I just didn't have the heart to challenge her on it. I hate to see her set herself up for disappointment, though.

Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back. This will be no different.
 
2012-02-07 09:46:11 AM  
We can rely on the teabag freshmen derp squad to continue to put the party leadership in terrible positions.

"The Senate needs to come back from recess to negotiate this deal they already agreed to!"

LOL

Good times, Boner. Good times.
 
2012-02-07 09:49:47 AM  
so it turns out being anti-anyone not a millionaire wasn't their best stratgery?

huh.
 
2012-02-07 09:50:09 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: We can rely on the teabag freshmen derp squad to continue to put the party leadership in terrible positions.


It's like someone cursed the teabaggers to always make exactly the wrong decisions at exactly the wrong time.
 
2012-02-07 09:52:27 AM  
Why is it that no one in Congress can actually do their jobs right? I mean, if you know MONTHS ahead of time that a due date was coming up, why the FARK would you wait until the last day to do it? These farkers do it all the time. They put jobs at risk, the lives of military members at risk (try telling the husband or wife of a deployed member that they may not be getting a paycheck to help pay their bills and buy food for them and their kids because Congress can't make up their minds), and they don't give a shiat about doing anything that makes them look good good, so much as they can make other people look bad.

Jesus tapdancing Christ on a cracker, if any of us did that at our civilian jobs, we would be fired. What the hell are these guys so goddamn preoccupied with that is so goddamn important that they can't get their yearly budget done before the next fiscal year begins, decide on tax cuts and increases without waiting until the clock hits 11:59PM, or anything else done on time?

Seriously... Democrat, Republican, I don't give a shiat. Let's fire all these assholes. If you want another D or R in their seat, fine, vote in a party member to your liking, but the people we have in their now haven't.done.shiat,
 
2012-02-07 09:54:46 AM  
i.imgur.com

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.
 
2012-02-07 09:55:06 AM  

Ricardo Klement: Articles like this always seem to me to be hyperbolic wishful thinking. It's like Castro - he sneezes and the media is reporting his dying words. This is true in both directions.


Hyperbolic? Which statement is hyperbolic wishful thinking?
 
2012-02-07 09:55:23 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


It's also too tiny to read.
Ah, f*ck it.
 
2012-02-07 09:58:54 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


Trolling freeper threads. I lol'd.

\too small? right click, save as, open and zoom
 
2012-02-07 10:01:23 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


I would post that on fb but some o my friends wouldn't get it.
 
2012-02-07 10:07:10 AM  
Regulatory uncertainty only applies when a Democratic Party member is doing it.
 
2012-02-07 10:07:40 AM  
Representative Tom Cole bluntly asserts that his party simply needs to disappear from the national debate: "The big thing for us is to not be part of the conversation instead of trying to inject ourselves into it."

It's called the "here, have some rope" approach. Obviously racially motivated.
 
2012-02-07 10:07:42 AM  

d_lebowski: Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.

Trolling freeper threads. I lol'd.

\too small? right click, save as, open and zoom


Forgot_my_password_again: Rev. Skarekroe: I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.

I would post that on fb but some o my friends wouldn't get it.


If I get some time today I'm going to retype it in Word using multiple colors and comic-sans font.
 
2012-02-07 10:08:41 AM  
Obama Last, Party Second, Country Third!
 
2012-02-07 10:11:42 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: It's also too tiny to read.


Ctrl +

Repeat as necessary. It's not that interesting, though, I gotta warn you.
 
2012-02-07 10:19:02 AM  

make me some tea: Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back. This will be no different.


THIS! Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Obama is good keeping his mouth shut while his political rivals are committing blunder after blunder. That's how he won the last election. He refrained from personal attacks, allowing Palin and McCain to stew in their collective mistakes.

Each time that Mitt opens his mouth another toad falls out. A gaffe-machine like Romney doesn't stand a chance against Obama.
 
2012-02-07 10:20:51 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Each time that Mitt opens his mouth another toad falls out. A gaffe-machine like Romney doesn't stand a chance against Obama.


Romney is like Biden before he started drinking.
 
2012-02-07 10:21:57 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


Heh, that's almost perfect. The only thing that would improve it would be to spell AIDS "AIDs". Oh, and maybe a reference to Soros somewhere.
 
2012-02-07 10:23:23 AM  

RoxtarRyan: Seriously... Democrat, Republican, I don't give a shiat. Let's fire all these assholes. If you want another D or R in their seat, fine, vote in a party member to your liking, but the people we have in their now haven't.done.shiat,


The house Republicans have done a lot of shiat. They just don't like it pointed out. Examples:

The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
- Complete. Bugfark. Insanity. It's about a thousand ways for us to BEG the international oil industry to rape us sideways with a barbed wire dildo. If an explosion like Deepwater Horizon happens under the provisions of this act, the accident causes the OCS source to *cease to exist* which prevents all regulations and laws pertaining to dumping millions of gallons of oil into the outer continental shelf from taking effect. It's *bullshiat* and will do nothing to create more jobs while lining the pockets of oil execs with black gold at the expense of the American ecosystem.

Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act - Sweetheart deal to US Portland Cement industry. Seriously.

The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act - To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State's water quality standards, and for other purposes. As if rivers never leave the boundary of a state.

Polution and tax breaks for polluters and not a single job.
 
2012-02-07 10:24:32 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Rev. Skarekroe: It's also too tiny to read.

Ctrl +

Repeat as necessary. It's not that interesting, though, I gotta warn you.


OMFG ITS SO BIG
 
2012-02-07 10:26:02 AM  

Delay: rape us sideways with a barbed wire dildo.


Go on...
 
2012-02-07 10:28:07 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


I think I read that in a Chick tract.
 
2012-02-07 10:28:52 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


what_the_f*ck_am_i_reading.jpg

Poe's Law on that one. Is that someone seriously trying to make a point or trying to make a joke?
 
2012-02-07 10:32:52 AM  

Delay: RoxtarRyan: Seriously... Democrat, Republican, I don't give a shiat. Let's fire all these assholes. If you want another D or R in their seat, fine, vote in a party member to your liking, but the people we have in their now haven't.done.shiat,

The house Republicans have done a lot of shiat. They just don't like it pointed out. Examples:

The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011 - Complete. Bugfark. Insanity. It's about a thousand ways for us to BEG the international oil industry to rape us sideways with a barbed wire dildo. If an explosion like Deepwater Horizon happens under the provisions of this act, the accident causes the OCS source to *cease to exist* which prevents all regulations and laws pertaining to dumping millions of gallons of oil into the outer continental shelf from taking effect. It's *bullshiat* and will do nothing to create more jobs while lining the pockets of oil execs with black gold at the expense of the American ecosystem.

Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act - Sweetheart deal to US Portland Cement industry. Seriously.

The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act - To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State's water quality standards, and for other purposes. As if rivers never leave the boundary of a state.

Polution and tax breaks for polluters and not a single job.


They are longterm job creators, I'm assuming in the environmental clean-up and health care provider sectors.
 
2012-02-07 10:47:01 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.

It's also too tiny to read.
Ah, f*ck it.


I like "an eagle named Small Government" and "responded Jewishly".
 
2012-02-07 10:54:05 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


no way that's real. that reads like it came out of the daily show bullpen.
 
2012-02-07 10:54:58 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


Wow that's just... insane.
 
2012-02-07 10:58:01 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: make me some tea: Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back. This will be no different.

THIS! Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Obama is good keeping his mouth shut while his political rivals are committing blunder after blunder. That's how he won the last election. He refrained from personal attacks, allowing Palin and McCain to stew in their collective mistakes.

Each time that Mitt opens his mouth another toad falls out. A gaffe-machine like Romney doesn't stand a chance against Obama.



so, watchoo wanna do?
sse4m.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-07 10:58:01 AM  
Why of course the Republicans are helping Obama, he's the best Republican presidential candidate out there ATM.
 
2012-02-07 11:04:10 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.

what_the_f*ck_am_i_reading.jpg

Poe's Law on that one. Is that someone seriously trying to make a point or trying to make a joke?


It's from 4chan.
 
2012-02-07 11:06:47 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.

what_the_f*ck_am_i_reading.jpg

Poe's Law on that one. Is that someone seriously trying to make a point or trying to make a joke?


I think it's an hyperbolic example of BS like this "article (new window)" that gets floated around chain emails & Facebook.

/A couple of teabagger friends posted that one and got all sorts of snippy when I posted the Snopes article debunking it.
 
2012-02-07 11:07:08 AM  
Just read the article. Awww, how adorable! John Chait is trying to credit the GOP with some level of self-awareness. His dreams are beautiful, but unlikely.
 
2012-02-07 11:08:00 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Each time that Mitt opens his mouth another toad falls out. A gaffe-machine like Romney doesn't stand a chance against Obama.


B..b..b..but, 57 states!!
 
2012-02-07 11:13:43 AM  

mrshowrules: Delay: RoxtarRyan: Seriously... Democrat, Republican, I don't give a shiat. Let's fire all these assholes. If you want another D or R in their seat, fine, vote in a party member to your liking, but the people we have in their now haven't.done.shiat,

The house Republicans have done a lot of shiat. They just don't like it pointed out. Examples:

The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011 - Complete. Bugfark. Insanity. It's about a thousand ways for us to BEG the international oil industry to rape us sideways with a barbed wire dildo. If an explosion like Deepwater Horizon happens under the provisions of this act, the accident causes the OCS source to *cease to exist* which prevents all regulations and laws pertaining to dumping millions of gallons of oil into the outer continental shelf from taking effect. It's *bullshiat* and will do nothing to create more jobs while lining the pockets of oil execs with black gold at the expense of the American ecosystem.

Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act - Sweetheart deal to US Portland Cement industry. Seriously.

The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act - To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State's water quality standards, and for other purposes. As if rivers never leave the boundary of a state.

Polution and tax breaks for polluters and not a single job.

They are longterm job creators, I'm assuming in the environmental clean-up and health care provider sectors.


The gop are job creators. You need to hire a lot of people to clean up the mess the gop creates.
 
2012-02-07 11:14:30 AM  

FlashHarry: Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.

no way that's real. that reads like it came out of the daily show bullpen.


notsureifserious.jpg

thats 4chan
 
2012-02-07 11:17:14 AM  

RoxtarRyan: Jesus tapdancing Christ on a cracker, if any of us did that at our civilian jobs, we would be fired.


The Republican Party is the mother of all public employee unions.
 
2012-02-07 11:31:01 AM  
FTFA: If Republicans weren't charging around threatening to overturn decades of American social policy and possibly plunge the world into economic crisis if Obama refuses to accede to their goals, Obama would have a harder time defining himself in opposition to them.

bahahahaha. No, you know what, NYMag? They're going to double down on the derp. It's what they've done before, they'll do it again. Just watch. The Tea Party Republicans will start up their vortex of wharrgarbl, and drag the rest along to double down.
 
2012-02-07 11:37:41 AM  

make me some tea: Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back. This will be no different.


This reminds me of the book "Shogun" by James Clavell. In the book, Lord Toranaga portrayed himself to be weak, timid and defeated, not only fooling his enemies but his allies and vassals as well. This allowed Toranaga to see the moves that his enemies made, gauge their weaknesses, play one enemy against another and ultimately bought Toranaga all the time he needed to put his battle strategy into play.

The Republicans play checkers. Obama plays chess.
 
2012-02-07 11:43:45 AM  

Rann Xerox: make me some tea: Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back. This will be no different.

This reminds me of the book "Shogun" by James Clavell. In the book, Lord Toranaga portrayed himself to be weak, timid and defeated, not only fooling his enemies but his allies and vassals as well. This allowed Toranaga to see the moves that his enemies made, gauge their weaknesses, play one enemy against another and ultimately bought Toranaga all the time he needed to put his battle strategy into play.

The Republicans play checkers. Obama plays chesskal-toh.


FTFY.

/yes, I'm a Star Trek nerd
 
2012-02-07 11:47:27 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: We can rely on the teabag freshmen derp squad to continue to put the party leadership in terrible positions.

"The Senate needs to come back from recess to negotiate this deal they already agreed to!"

LOL

Good times, Boner. Good times.


I am sure this has been covered but I thought the senate was not in recess. or did they decide to go into recess since the president ignored them not having a recess.

/recess
 
2012-02-07 11:50:09 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.


I LOLed at the first line. It sounds like the "Worldwide Mad Deadly Communist Gangster Computer God" word salad from the late Francis Dec. What worries me now is if someone takes that post as a legitimate statement.
 
2012-02-07 12:18:11 PM  

make me some tea: Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back knee. This will be no different.


Sorry, I love this meme.
 
2012-02-07 12:26:41 PM  

WizardofToast: Rev. Skarekroe: [i.imgur.com image 640x231]

I know it's not perfectly relevant, I really just wanted to post this somewhere.

I LOLed at the first line. It sounds like the "Worldwide Mad Deadly Communist Gangster Computer God" word salad from the late Francis Dec. What worries me now is if someone takes that post as a legitimate statement.


I already got one non-ironic response on FB.

Yes, this has me worried.
 
2012-02-07 12:41:06 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: make me some tea: Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back knee. This will be no different.

Sorry, I love this meme.


I'm going to learn how to use the Skyrim mod tools specifically to add a knee hitbox. If you hit it with an arrow, it turns the NPC into a guard.
 
2012-02-07 12:41:15 PM  

Rann Xerox:
The Republicans play checkers Candyland. Obama plays chess.


FTFY. There's no way the Republicans could understand all the subtle nuances at work in checkers!
 
2012-02-07 12:54:46 PM  

g4lt: Why of course the Republicans are helping Obama, he's the best Republican presidential candidate out there ATM.


This.

Before Barry, that title went to Clinton.
 
2012-02-07 12:56:38 PM  

sprawl15: Sergeant Grumbles: make me some tea: Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back knee. This will be no different.

Sorry, I love this meme.

I'm going to learn how to use the Skyrim mod tools specifically to add a knee hitbox. If you hit it with an arrow, it turns the NPC into a guard.


That could actually be the most popular mod ever.
Not sure how you'd do it, though, I didn't think the editor went that deep. Haven't looked at the Skyrim editor though, just the ones on previous TES.
 
2012-02-07 01:14:51 PM  

sprawl15: Sergeant Grumbles: make me some tea: Obama's style is to sit tight and keep focused while he witnesses his opponent floating down the river with an arrow in his back knee. This will be no different.

Sorry, I love this meme.

I'm going to learn how to use the Skyrim mod tools specifically to add a knee hitbox. If you hit it with an arrow, it turns the NPC into a guard.


I don't even play Skyrim and think that's a great idea.
 
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