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2012-02-08 01:26:29 AM  
The primaries between now and Super Tuesday are Maine, Arizona, Michigan, and Washington. I'm guessing Romney sweeps all four fairly easily, so he has plenty of opportunity to get the momentum going back his way. I don't think Romney needs to worry too much yet.
 
2012-02-08 01:26:47 AM  
Romney is 0-for-3 in the Midwest. Not a good sign for the GOP if this is their guy. They absolutely have to have Ohio to have any hope of winning, and on top of that probably need to flip one (or several) of Iowa/Wisconsin/Michigan/Minnesota to get to 270.
 
2012-02-08 01:28:14 AM  

that bosnian sniper: jadedlee: Can we call it a man on dog and pony show? It's just too entertaining to be belittled like that. May not be positive for the GOP but I'll bet cable news channel ratings are better than usual.

Interpartisan erotica?


Maybe interspecial, but Santorum actually said "man on dog" in his critique of gay marriage rights, and I find that to shut off all access to the word erotic in my brain.

You want interpartisan erotica, I want to hear about infrastructure... lots of good metaphors to be had there. That or the inherent suggestive possibilities behind bootstraps.
 
2012-02-08 01:28:34 AM  

rynthetyn:
On the other note, I was planning on coming out to my parents sooner rather than later, but I wasn't particularly expecting to get an email from my mom at 12 o'clock at night being like, "I didn't read all of your facebook comments but are you saying you're a lesbian?" That, boys and girls, is why you don't post anything on anywhere on facebook that you don't want somebody to read.


Aww. I know that feel.

I only came out after I noticed my mom and brother eye-rolling at each other every time I mentioned something LGBT-related, with this shared "God, she's so blatantly gay. GAYYYYYYYYY" look. I actually had to clarify that I wasn't totally gay and still like some guys.
 
2012-02-08 01:29:33 AM  
Can he keep going up?

Or has Santorum hit the ceiling tonight?
 
2012-02-08 01:30:11 AM  

moralpanic: HeartBurnKid: [28.media.tumblr.com image 500x399]

OMG I love this pic! And it's not even a photoshop!


Oh it's totally shopped. Still funny though
 
2012-02-08 01:30:13 AM  

rynthetyn: On the other note, I was planning on coming out to my parents sooner rather than later, but I wasn't particularly expecting to get an email from my mom at 12 o'clock at night being like, "I didn't read all of your facebook comments but are you saying you're a lesbian?" That, boys and girls, is why you don't post anything on anywhere on facebook that you don't want somebody to read.


Hang in there. Here, I posted a pic of a hot lesbian couple to cheer you up.

www.breitbart.tv
 
2012-02-08 01:30:40 AM  
The final score is:

Santorum: 40.2%
Romney: 34.9%
Gingrich: 12.8%
Paul: 11.8%

There will be interesting times ahead.
 
2012-02-08 01:31:41 AM  

Skyrmion: The primaries between now and Super Tuesday are Maine, Arizona, Michigan, and Washington. I'm guessing Romney sweeps all four fairly easily, so he has plenty of opportunity to get the momentum going back his way. I don't think Romney needs to worry too much yet.


Maine and Washington probably, Michigan I can imagine him winning but having a slightly more difficult time of it, Arizona's ABM country.
 
2012-02-08 01:31:41 AM  

Skyrmion: rynthetyn: On the other note, I was planning on coming out to my parents sooner rather than later, but I wasn't particularly expecting to get an email from my mom at 12 o'clock at night being like, "I didn't read all of your facebook comments but are you saying you're a lesbian?" That, boys and girls, is why you don't post anything on anywhere on facebook that you don't want somebody to read.

Wow. Good luck to you. :-)


The bright side is that it means I don't have to pick a good time to broach the subject. Also, as far as outing oneself by accidentally posting to the whole world goes, a lengthy theological discussion on the morality of homosexuality and the way gay people are treated by the church is a lot better than most alternatives.
 
2012-02-08 01:32:15 AM  

Smelly McUgly: mitt wasted 20 million dollars????


Every time someone posts something like this, I think of this song (new window).
 
2012-02-08 01:32:44 AM  

NotARocketScientist: Just to keep this in perspective, The US census says Colorado has ~3,868,000 people of voting age. 30,000 votes cast in this primary means that turn out is less than 1%.

/But a win here is a MANDATE FROM THE PEOPLE!


This is why fringe conservatism will always have a voice. I never see anybody my age at non Presidential elections and it drives me farking nuts
 
2012-02-08 01:34:11 AM  

Swat a Gadfly: And Democrats weep over the fact they have no other talent to offer.

Obama would have flunked Constitutional Law at my school.

Show me his transcripts.


0/10
 
2012-02-08 01:34:12 AM  

Skyrmion: The primaries between now and Super Tuesday are Maine, Arizona, Michigan, and Washington. I'm guessing Romney sweeps all four fairly easily, so he has plenty of opportunity to get the momentum going back his way. I don't think Romney needs to worry too much yet.


RON PAUL thinks he's really competitive in Maine. Heck, maybe he is. I don't know if they've conducted a poll there this year. Not one I've seen.
 
2012-02-08 01:34:12 AM  

vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 640x341]

Swept three states, got trips. Not good.




If doubles then its true

dubs rollin
 
2012-02-08 01:35:03 AM  

SnakeLee: NotARocketScientist: Just to keep this in perspective, The US census says Colorado has ~3,868,000 people of voting age. 30,000 votes cast in this primary means that turn out is less than 1%.

/But a win here is a MANDATE FROM THE PEOPLE!

This is why fringe conservatism will always have a voice. I never see anybody my age at non Presidential elections and it drives me farking nuts


Conservatives win so long as the young and poor stay home. That's why they fight so hard to prevent voting. They're the party of the few, but it's the voting few.
 
2012-02-08 01:35:07 AM  

that bosnian sniper: Maine and Washington probably, Michigan I can imagine him winning but having a slightly more difficult time of it, Arizona's ABM country.


I suspect that Michigan will be easiest for Romney. After all, his dad was governor of Michigan. He has roots there.
 
2012-02-08 01:36:00 AM  

Goodfella: vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 640x341]

Swept three states, got trips. Not good.



If doubles then its true

dubs rollin


Dude, check 'em in the next post.
 
2012-02-08 01:37:38 AM  

jadedlee: that bosnian sniper: jadedlee: Can we call it a man on dog and pony show? It's just too entertaining to be belittled like that. May not be positive for the GOP but I'll bet cable news channel ratings are better than usual.

Interpartisan erotica?

Maybe interspecial, but Santorum actually said "man on dog" in his critique of gay marriage rights, and I find that to shut off all access to the word erotic in my brain.

You want interpartisan erotica, I want to hear about infrastructure... lots of good metaphors to be had there. That or the inherent suggestive possibilities behind bootstraps.


I missed that, frothy says so much stupid shiat when it comes to LGBT rights it's hard to keep track. Every time he opens his pie hole about it I just revert to my first impression that he's a power bottom and giggle to myself.

And talking about kink, I've always imagined Santorum to be into trans women. I'm betting it lets him rationalize being the middle part of a London bridge between two Brazilian trans girls that are hung like donkeys isn't really gay.
 
2012-02-08 01:37:50 AM  

that bosnian sniper: Skyrmion: The primaries between now and Super Tuesday are Maine, Arizona, Michigan, and Washington. I'm guessing Romney sweeps all four fairly easily, so he has plenty of opportunity to get the momentum going back his way. I don't think Romney needs to worry too much yet.

Maine and Washington probably, Michigan I can imagine him winning but having a slightly more difficult time of it, Arizona's ABM country.


I don't know... Maine has it's fair share of Tea Party nutjobs (Governor LePage, example). RON PAUL might do well and Michigan might be Santorum country after tonight's victory in Minnesota.

If Mittens goes one for four before Super Tuesday, things could get very interesting.
 
2012-02-08 01:38:37 AM  

bobbette: rynthetyn:
On the other note, I was planning on coming out to my parents sooner rather than later, but I wasn't particularly expecting to get an email from my mom at 12 o'clock at night being like, "I didn't read all of your facebook comments but are you saying you're a lesbian?" That, boys and girls, is why you don't post anything on anywhere on facebook that you don't want somebody to read.

Aww. I know that feel.

I only came out after I noticed my mom and brother eye-rolling at each other every time I mentioned something LGBT-related, with this shared "God, she's so blatantly gay. GAYYYYYYYYY" look. I actually had to clarify that I wasn't totally gay and still like some guys.


I'm straight, but I've always been pro-equal rights. I grew up in small-town Texas.

Everyone thought I was gay, my classmates, my theater troupe, even my mother. I mean, I would literally say "I'm not gay - look, I have a girlfriend even!"

It just wasn't possible for them to understand that someone could want equal rights for homosexuals without being homosexual.

When I got to college and still did theater, all of the straight girls thought I was gay and none of the gay guys thought I was attractive, so...Yeah. Not that I would've taken them up on any advances, but I would've appreciated it.

...no point to this, just reminded me of the story.

/ married now
// to a girl
 
2012-02-08 01:38:40 AM  

jack21221: The final score is:

Santorum: 40.2%
Romney: 34.9%
Gingrich: 12.8%
Paul: 11.8%

There will be interesting times ahead.


I have to say, I really thought Romney would get a narrow victory in Colorado. I think it's fair to say he has a problem with enthusiasm among the non-fringe Republican voters.
 
2012-02-08 01:38:59 AM  

Skyrmion: The primaries between now and Super Tuesday are Maine, Arizona, Michigan, and Washington. I'm guessing Romney sweeps all four fairly easily, so he has plenty of opportunity to get the momentum going back his way. I don't think Romney needs to worry too much yet.


Maine and Washington are caucuses. Right now Romney is 1 for 4 in caucuses, and the one he won was because of Mormon turnout in Nevada. I'm not sure he wins any non-Mormon influenced caucuses easily, much less four in a row. His organization and money advantage can't seem to counter balance the movement conservatives who don't like him in a caucus format.
 
2012-02-08 01:41:15 AM  

Lord Dimwit:

I'm straight, but I've always been pro-equal rights. I grew up in small-town Texas.

Everyone thought I was gay, my classmates, my theater troupe, even my mother. I mean, I would literally say "I'm not gay - look, I have a girlfriend even!"

It just wasn't possible for them to understand that someone could want equal rights for homosexuals without being homosexual.

When I got to college and still did theater, all of the straight girls thought I was gay and none of the gay guys thought I was attractive, so...Yeah. Not that I would've taken them up on any advances, but I would've appreciated it.

...no point to this, just reminded me of the story.

/ married now
// to a girl


Awwwww. You're like a male version of Liz Lemon!
 
2012-02-08 01:41:52 AM  

that bosnian sniper: And talking about kink, I've always imagined Santorum to be into trans women. I'm betting it lets him rationalize being the middle part of a London bridge between two Brazilian trans girls that are hung like donkeys isn't really gay.


Wow, so that thought is in my head now. *shudder*

/Whhhyyyyyyyyy????
 
2012-02-08 01:42:29 AM  
0_0

Did Santorum just win this thing? I mean, the entire primary?

If this thing continues, Romney will not carry any of the deep-south states. Georgia, Lousiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, etc...

If Romney couldn't win in Missouri, Colorado, or Minnesota, how's he expecting to win in Wyoming, Nebraska, Idaho, etc...?

If I could buy Intrade stock, I'd buy a bunnch of Santorum Winning The Gop Primary stock.
 
2012-02-08 01:42:41 AM  
All right, I'm out of Red Chair NWPA (and I'm very buzzed and it's almost 1:00 AM on a worknight) so it's time to go to bed.

Fun thread. G'nite, all.
 
2012-02-08 01:43:09 AM  

Lord Dimwit: It just wasn't possible for them to understand that someone could want equal rights for homosexuals without being homosexual.


I've noticed that lack of empathy, beyond the immediate family, a lot with conservatives. They think, "Why do we need health care reform? MY kids don't have any pre-existing conditions!".
It kind of makes it difficult to hate on them, because there is obviously something missing inside their heads.
It's a pre-existing condition, if you will.
 
2012-02-08 01:43:23 AM  

that bosnian sniper: jadedlee: that bosnian sniper: jadedlee: Can we call it a man on dog and pony show? It's just too entertaining to be belittled like that. May not be positive for the GOP but I'll bet cable news channel ratings are better than usual.

Interpartisan erotica?

Maybe interspecial, but Santorum actually said "man on dog" in his critique of gay marriage rights, and I find that to shut off all access to the word erotic in my brain.

You want interpartisan erotica, I want to hear about infrastructure... lots of good metaphors to be had there. That or the inherent suggestive possibilities behind bootstraps.

I missed that, frothy says so much stupid shiat when it comes to LGBT rights it's hard to keep track. Every time he opens his pie hole about it I just revert to my first impression that he's a power bottom and giggle to myself.

And talking about kink, I've always imagined Santorum to be into trans women. I'm betting it lets him rationalize being the middle part of a London bridge between two Brazilian trans girls that are hung like donkeys isn't really gay.


I hadn't really considered that, but you'd have to specify pre-op, and even then I really assume he's just into guys (possibly of the bear variety) and in the most rabid kind of denial. Second option: he's actually into dogs.
 
2012-02-08 01:43:35 AM  

bobbette: rynthetyn:
On the other note, I was planning on coming out to my parents sooner rather than later, but I wasn't particularly expecting to get an email from my mom at 12 o'clock at night being like, "I didn't read all of your facebook comments but are you saying you're a lesbian?" That, boys and girls, is why you don't post anything on anywhere on facebook that you don't want somebody to read.

Aww. I know that feel.

I only came out after I noticed my mom and brother eye-rolling at each other every time I mentioned something LGBT-related, with this shared "God, she's so blatantly gay. GAYYYYYYYYY" look. I actually had to clarify that I wasn't totally gay and still like some guys.


I'd actually emailed my brother and sister for advice yesterday night because I've been tired of self-censoring for a while, and of being one person where I'm living for law school another person when I'm back in my hometown. The problem kind of solved itself before our email conversation even finished.

/It's not like I wasn't sending plenty of hints by what I post on facebook and twitter anyway
 
2012-02-08 01:45:22 AM  
And we've witnessed a split in the GOP.

AWESOME!
 
2012-02-08 01:45:30 AM  

eraser8: that bosnian sniper: Maine and Washington probably, Michigan I can imagine him winning but having a slightly more difficult time of it, Arizona's ABM country.

I suspect that Michigan will be easiest for Romney. After all, his dad was governor of Michigan. He has roots there.


That's true, and if he does win it'll be on the back of that I think. Other than that, Michigan's economy's still foundering and so has Romney's campaign, especially on the front of him appearing to have a clear and appealing plan for continuing economic recovery. Michigan has an open primary too, so I can't help but wonder how many Democratic voters will cross the fence to spoil the election.
 
2012-02-08 01:45:53 AM  

bobbette: I have to say, I really thought Romney would get a narrow victory in Colorado.


Oh, needing is one thing and getting, getting is another (new window)
 
2012-02-08 01:47:16 AM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: bobbette: NotARocketScientist: Just to keep this in perspective, The US census says Colorado has ~3,868,000 people of voting age. 30,000 votes cast in this primary means that turn out is less than 1%.

/But a win here is a MANDATE FROM THE PEOPLE!

In 2008 70,229 people cast ballots in Colorado. Mitt Romney got 42,218 votes - 60% of the vote.

With 86% of the polls reporting, 44,099 people have voted this time around.

So, turnout in Colorado will end up barely above just Mitt Romney's share of the vote in 2008.

Pathetic!

That doesn't seem that terrible.


Turnout is about 80% of what it was in 2008, and this is a year that the GOP should be motivated to de-usurp. Plus in CO, they should be super motivated/feeling victimized thanks to the 2010 election results where they won everything but Governor and Senator. Also, the state GOP holds the house by one seat, but a little pissing match means it's quite possible that one Republican house member will leave the party. The state GOP really needs motivated voters this year for the downballot.

Turnout has been down in every state so far but SC. If the GOP can't be motivated in competitive states to vote against Alinsky HUSSEIN Marxbama, they're in trouble.
 
2012-02-08 01:47:21 AM  
(As originally pointed out by David Leonhardt, as far as I know):

Of the 8 primary/caucus states so far:

Romney has won: Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada
Romney has lost: Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina

In the Democratic 2008 primary, of those states,

Hillary Clinton won: Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada
Hillary Clinton lost: Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina
 
2012-02-08 01:48:09 AM  
29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-02-08 01:48:30 AM  

0Icky0: Lord Dimwit: It just wasn't possible for them to understand that someone could want equal rights for homosexuals without being homosexual.

I've noticed that lack of empathy, beyond the immediate family, a lot with conservatives. They think, "Why do we need health care reform? MY kids don't have any pre-existing conditions!".
It kind of makes it difficult to hate on them, because there is obviously something missing inside their heads.
It's a pre-existing condition, if you will.


That's what gets me about the whole thing. My asthma medication, without insurance, is basically like buying a new iPhone every three months, but I was able to buy it for a fraction of that price from every pharmacy I went to when I was in Thailand. And yet they insist that there's no problem with the current system.
 
2012-02-08 01:49:15 AM  

InmanRoshi: Maine and Washington are caucuses. Right now Romney is 1 for 4 in caucuses, and the one he won was because of Mormon turnout in Nevada.


That's a good point.
 
2012-02-08 01:52:03 AM  

eraser8: that bosnian sniper: Maine and Washington probably, Michigan I can imagine him winning but having a slightly more difficult time of it, Arizona's ABM country.

I suspect that Michigan will be easiest for Romney. After all, his dad was governor of Michigan. He has roots there.


He's on record as against the auto bailouts and he's anti-union. That dog won't hunt in the land of the UAW. However, I still think he wins the primary because I don't think MI Repubs are batty enough to go for Frothy or Newt. Watch me be proven wrong.
 
2012-02-08 01:52:28 AM  

rynthetyn: That's what gets me about the whole thing. My asthma medication, without insurance, is basically like buying a new iPhone every three months, but I was able to buy it for a fraction of that price from every pharmacy I went to when I was in Thailand. And yet they insist that there's no problem with the current system.


Just one reason why I plan to retire to Thailand.
 
2012-02-08 01:52:53 AM  

YourAFattie: Did Santorum just win this thing? I mean, the entire primary?


Most likely not. I don't think Mitt is really worried about the south, especially now that Texas has been moved back. He's counting on New York and California plus several other moderate states carrying the day.

Of course all hell could break loose at the convention, but this is still very much Mitt Romney's race to lose, and I doubt he will. It would probably be foolish to put money on Santorum.
 
2012-02-08 01:52:57 AM  
The Bestest 2012-02-07 11:00:56 PM

Obama is rounding up Catholics and feeding them to lions!

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS!!
 
2012-02-08 01:53:53 AM  

YourAFattie: 0_0

Did Santorum just win this thing? I mean, the entire primary?

If this thing continues, Romney will not carry any of the deep-south states. Georgia, Lousiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, etc...

If Romney couldn't win in Missouri, Colorado, or Minnesota, how's he expecting to win in Wyoming, Nebraska, Idaho, etc...?

If I could buy Intrade stock, I'd buy a bunnch of Santorum Winning The Gop Primary stock.


Keep in mind that the next two primaries are MI and AZ, both of which should be very good for Romney. MI is probably a shoo-in for Romney, while AZ he just has to hope that the Mormons are more motivated than the Tea Party.
 
2012-02-08 01:54:28 AM  
The GOP overplayed the rhetoric and now they're paying for it. You can't say that Obama is the devil incarnate and then expect them to line up behind Romney. He's not the anti-Obama you've been telling them that they need.

You sold them on wedge issues and irrational fear of anything that can be misconstrued as even in the neighborhood of collectivism.

You made that bed, and now you get to lie in it.
Sleep tight, assholes.
 
2012-02-08 01:56:12 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-02-08 01:56:48 AM  

0Icky0: rynthetyn: That's what gets me about the whole thing. My asthma medication, without insurance, is basically like buying a new iPhone every three months, but I was able to buy it for a fraction of that price from every pharmacy I went to when I was in Thailand. And yet they insist that there's no problem with the current system.

Just one reason why I plan to retire to Thailand.


I definitely wouldn't be opposed to that option. It would be more interesting than retiring to Florida, where I already live.
 
2012-02-08 01:56:48 AM  
Anyone seen this picture of Ron Paul autographing money? images.politico.com

It's like that kid is thinking "Omg, thanks to Ron Paul, these might be worth something someday!"
 
2012-02-08 01:58:29 AM  

vygramul: Goodfella: vygramul: [www.bitlogic.com image 640x341]

Swept three states, got trips. Not good.



If doubles then its true

dubs rollin

Dude, check 'em in the next post.


Dubs grant entry.

i567.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-08 01:59:58 AM  

jadedlee: Anyone seen this picture of Ron Paul autographing money? [images.politico.com image 605x328]

It's like that kid is thinking "Omg, thanks to Ron Paul, these might be worth something someday!"


BUT BUT BUT GOLD STANDARD!!!!
 
2012-02-08 02:00:18 AM  

Skyrmion: InmanRoshi: Maine and Washington are caucuses. Right now Romney is 1 for 4 in caucuses, and the one he won was because of Mormon turnout in Nevada.

That's a good point.


It's an excellent point. And bear in mind that Washington has lots of Tea Party whackjobs in places like Spokane County, Okanogan County, and Kitsap County. Anyone remember Ellen Craswell?
 
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