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2012-02-28 09:49:12 AM
Short answer: Romney sucks.
Long answer: Romney drastically underestimated the amount of crazy in the GOP base...because he sucks.
 
2012-02-28 09:49:42 AM
Santorum doesn't have the Gingritch hate or the Romneycare albatross. Perfect GOP man.
 
2012-02-28 09:49:47 AM
Magic underwear not so magic?
 
2012-02-28 09:50:25 AM
www.tinygif.com
 
2012-02-28 09:50:45 AM
Republicans love the crazy like a fat boy loves cake, and Romney isn't crazy
 
2012-02-28 09:51:05 AM

qorkfiend: Short answer: Romney sucks is a Morman..
Long answer: Romney drastically underestimated the amount of crazy in the GOP base...because he sucks is a Mormon.


FTFY.
 
2012-02-28 09:51:22 AM

sokrayt: Santorum doesn't have the Gingritch hate or the Romneycare albatross. Perfect GOP man.


Plus he's got Jebus on his side.
 
2012-02-28 09:52:26 AM
Because Romney's a pretty decent general election candidate... and the Republican base is too smart to allow a Republican nominee who could win. They know Republicans can't govern but are a lot of fun in opposition.
 
2012-02-28 09:52:38 AM
Answer: Republicans are mostly retards.
 
2012-02-28 09:52:52 AM

sokrayt: Santorum doesn't have the Gingritch hate or the Romneycare albatross. Perfect GOP man.


He has plenty of hate on his own. There's a reason he has that Google problem.
 
2012-02-28 09:53:35 AM
Because crushing is still considered a strange fetish and anal is more widely accepted.
 
2012-02-28 09:54:23 AM

HeartBurnKid: sokrayt: Santorum doesn't have the Gingritch hate or the Romneycare albatross. Perfect GOP man.

He has plenty of hate on his own. There's a reason he has that Google problem.


Old people don't care about the "Google Problem". Neither does anyone else.
 
2012-02-28 09:56:46 AM
All the right wing crazies can smell the Centrist in Romney. Even though Centrist nowadays means "moderate Republican."
 
2012-02-28 09:57:06 AM

SocraticIrony: qorkfiend: Short answer: Romney sucks is a Morman..
Long answer: Romney drastically underestimated the amount of crazy in the GOP base...because he sucks is a Mormon.

FTFY.



I keep hearing this, but I don't see many examples that this is a big factor against Romney. I'm sure it's out there, but odds are Romney's not doing that well because he's a terrible candidate. I thought he'd have the nomination sewn up rather early, but he's doing a whole hell of a lot worse than I thought he would.
 
2012-02-28 09:58:00 AM
Romney was for the bailout before he was against. Also he is a sekrit mooslem librul.
 
2012-02-28 09:58:23 AM

sokrayt: HeartBurnKid: sokrayt: Santorum doesn't have the Gingritch hate or the Romneycare albatross. Perfect GOP man.

He has plenty of hate on his own. There's a reason he has that Google problem.

Old people don't care about the "Google Problem". Neither does anyone else.


Of course there's the "Santorum is a hatefilled loon who hates American religious freedom" factor that inspired the "Google Problem" in the first place...
 
2012-02-28 09:59:59 AM

FeedTheCollapse: SocraticIrony: qorkfiend: Short answer: Romney sucks is a Morman..
Long answer: Romney drastically underestimated the amount of crazy in the GOP base...because he sucks is a Mormon.

FTFY.


I keep hearing this, but I don't see many examples that this is a big factor against Romney. I'm sure it's out there, but odds are Romney's not doing that well because he's a terrible candidate. I thought he'd have the nomination sewn up rather early, but he's doing a whole hell of a lot worse than I thought he would.


I'm a little surprised there hasn't been any "this is what Mormons actually believe" action from a Super PAC.
 
2012-02-28 10:00:13 AM
Because Romney isn't a leader. As bat shait crazy as Santorum is he can lead people. Sure Frothy will lead the GOP straight off a cliff but he can get people to follow him. Romney can not.
 
2012-02-28 10:00:31 AM

FeedTheCollapse: SocraticIrony: qorkfiend: Short answer: Romney sucks is a Morman..
Long answer: Romney drastically underestimated the amount of crazy in the GOP base...because he sucks is a Mormon.

FTFY.


I keep hearing this, but I don't see many examples that this is a big factor against Romney. I'm sure it's out there, but odds are Romney's not doing that well because he's a terrible candidate. I thought he'd have the nomination sewn up rather early, but he's doing a whole hell of a lot worse than I thought he would.


I would wager that that's the entire problem. He's been running for nearly a decade, has had his campaign and finance teams in place for years, and still cannot break 30% of the vote. The only possible explanation is that their strategy is unworkable and they are unable to make effective changes.
 
2012-02-28 10:01:10 AM

qorkfiend: FeedTheCollapse: SocraticIrony: qorkfiend: Short answer: Romney sucks is a Morman..
Long answer: Romney drastically underestimated the amount of crazy in the GOP base...because he sucks is a Mormon.

FTFY.


I keep hearing this, but I don't see many examples that this is a big factor against Romney. I'm sure it's out there, but odds are Romney's not doing that well because he's a terrible candidate. I thought he'd have the nomination sewn up rather early, but he's doing a whole hell of a lot worse than I thought he would.

I would wager that that's the entire problem. He's been running for nearly a decade, has had his campaign and finance teams in place for years, and still cannot break 30% of the vote. The only possible explanation is that their strategy is unworkable and they are unable to make effective changes.


...and that their inability to alter their strategy is making them desperate.

/finished that for myself
 
2012-02-28 10:02:11 AM

sokrayt: HeartBurnKid: sokrayt: Santorum doesn't have the Gingritch hate or the Romneycare albatross. Perfect GOP man.

He has plenty of hate on his own. There's a reason he has that Google problem.

Old people don't care about the "Google Problem". Neither does anyone else.


The Google problem is a symptom of the hate, not the cause. "Santorum" is pretty synonymous with "repressive asshole" (as well as that other thing), and a lot of people know it. Probably not as many as know what kind of a piece of shiat Gingrich is, but still a fair number.
 
2012-02-28 10:02:13 AM
um...

Why cant we just let Obama stay in for another 4 years...or until there are some candidate that are NOT pants-on-head retarded?
 
2012-02-28 10:02:31 AM
Every time I think X GOP candidate has to be the biggest asshole on earth, period, comes Y GOP candidate and outdoes him, then Z GOP candidate, then back to X GOP candidate and so on. Will this competition of I-can-be-a-bigger-asshole-than-thou will ever end?
 
2012-02-28 10:02:43 AM

qorkfiend: FeedTheCollapse: SocraticIrony: qorkfiend: Short answer: Romney sucks is a Morman..
Long answer: Romney drastically underestimated the amount of crazy in the GOP base...because he sucks is a Mormon.

FTFY.


I keep hearing this, but I don't see many examples that this is a big factor against Romney. I'm sure it's out there, but odds are Romney's not doing that well because he's a terrible candidate. I thought he'd have the nomination sewn up rather early, but he's doing a whole hell of a lot worse than I thought he would.

I would wager that that's the entire problem. He's been running for nearly a decade, has had his campaign and finance teams in place for years, and still cannot break 30% of the vote. The only possible explanation is that their strategy is unworkable and they are unable to make effective changes.


it's not even Romney's strategy that's the problem, it's him.
 
2012-02-28 10:02:59 AM

Zoophagous: Because Romney isn't a leader. As bat shait crazy as Santorum is he can lead people. Sure Frothy will lead the GOP straight off a cliff but he can get people to follow him. Romney can not.


This. To be a leader you have to be able to inspire people. The only thing Romney inspires in people is imagining all the ways they would like to see the rich burn.
 
2012-02-28 10:04:22 AM
Santorum really speaks to a certain demographic. CSB time. My own family took the occasion of a death to chastise people who go to college during the church service. I was farking mortified at how backward and reactionary bringing this topic up at a funeral service was.

"They were dead, but I choose to remember them as not needing no fancy pants educshun!"

And those people are Democrats.
 
2012-02-28 10:04:24 AM

Another Pretentious Nickname: I'm a little surprised there hasn't been any "this is what Mormons actually believe" action from a Super PAC.


Since Republicans are supposed to be all Godlike, you can't go hating on someone else's flavor of sky wizard in public. It's best to do that through whisper campaigns and by not showing up at the polls.
 
2012-02-28 10:05:13 AM

TravisBickle62: Republicans love the crazy like a fat boy loves cake, and Romney isn't crazy


Romney does not need to crush Santorum. Romney knows he will win the nomination which means he will need Santorum to help pull the evangellicals in the general. Santorum will be on the short list for VP.
 
2012-02-28 10:07:36 AM
Okay, lemme get this straight ... in 1960 some people were worried that the Catholic JFK would be taking his orders from the Pope if he were elected.

In 2012, the Catholic Santorum is saying that this is actually a good thing?

Huh?

i280.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-28 10:07:56 AM
I'd be quite happy with Santorum running against Obama. Four more years of the Democrats, guaranteed. Plus then that Santorum farker would never have another run at the title.

I worry about putting Obama against Romney. There's plenty of stupids out there who will vote for a strong jaw. Yeah, it was easy to get a black guy elected when the alternative was a Cylon, but fark, let's try to keep him there for another term.
 
2012-02-28 10:08:07 AM
My take: shiat's gone to hell, economically, might as well focus our (GOP) attention on ultra conservative social issues.
 
2012-02-28 10:08:30 AM
Romney is a RINO. And the Republican base doesn't trust him. I in particular don't want another Dubya. I vote Republican because I want fiscal conservatism, pro business, pro defense and no more increases in government interference in my life. This traditionally was why the Republican party existed. That used to be the case, until Dubya came along. His daddy was somewhat the same. I give Dubya credit for doing many right things in the War on Terror (tm) thingy (Obama seems to think so too), but he spent like a drunken Democrat, didn't seem to care law enforcement abuses in the war on terror/drugs, didn't seem to care that our industrial base is being boxed up and shipped to China (didn't freeze Chinese trade when they pulled that bullshiat with the Navy P-3) and on and on.

Romney SMELLS like more the same.

Santorum seems to have some solid Republican principles, unlike Romney, and I'm not concerned about all his religious crap. It ain't going anywhere, nobody will put up with an American Taliban.
 
2012-02-28 10:09:30 AM
Mitt will get the nomination; either by winning just enough of the votes and/or the RNC will force the issue and give it to him. He is the ONLY one who stands a chance at beating Obama. And that is ALL THAT MATTERS.

After that, over half of the GOP voters will push the button to vote for Mitt over Obama while holding their nose. We must beat Obama. And that is ALL THAT MATTERS.
 
2012-02-28 10:09:34 AM
Each day I come here and see more and more liberals frothing (see what I did there?) at the mouth over Santorum. Fear? Out and out hatred?

Either way, it confirms in my mind that I'm supporting the right guy. If I needed a moral compass in my life, "opposite of Fark" would be a good way to go.
 
2012-02-28 10:09:47 AM
The crushing power of a turd is highly over-rated.
 
2012-02-28 10:09:54 AM
It would be amazing if Romney were not the nominee. This business is a lot about the party insiders airing their extremes and trying to make themselves relevant when the dust clears.

When it all plays out it will be Romney vs. Obama and could be a very close election. But have fun now.
 
2012-02-28 10:11:21 AM

DarnoKonrad: Santorum really speaks to a certain demographic. CSB time. My own family took the occasion of a death to chastise people who go to college during the church service. I was farking mortified at how backward and reactionary bringing this topic up at a funeral service was.

"They were dead, but I choose to remember them as not needing no fancy pants educshun!"

And those people are Democrats.


Must be Jehovah's Witnesses? Preaching the imminent end of the world for the last century and-a-half!
 
2012-02-28 10:11:36 AM

DarnoKonrad: My own family took the occasion of a death to chastise people who go to college during the church service.


I too would chastise people for being at college instead of attending the service that day. :)
 
2012-02-28 10:11:39 AM
Mormon Bates will never defeat the Master of the Uterus. Never.

Mr. Church "is" State takes his fall in the general.
 
2012-02-28 10:12:00 AM

Another Pretentious Nickname: Because Romney's a pretty decent general election candidate... and the Republican base is too smart to allow a Republican nominee who could win. They know Republicans can't govern but are a lot of fun in opposition.


I can come up with decent rationale for why Mittens could be throwing the primary intentionally (though I seriously think he's just as out of touch as he comes off as), but I can't see how the GOP base would want to throw the election intentionally, given how much the religious base is at odds with the rest of the GOP and really the entire nation, and would inevitably become less relevant in future elections after "their guy" gets pwned at the voting booths.
 
2012-02-28 10:12:42 AM

The Bird Is The Word: Each day I come here and see more and more liberals frothing (see what I did there?) at the mouth over Santorum. Fear? Out and out hatred?

Either way, it confirms in my mind that I'm supporting the right guy. If I needed a moral compass in my life, "opposite of Fark" would be a good way to go.


It sounds like your priorities in life are well in hand.
 
2012-02-28 10:12:47 AM

pxsteel: TravisBickle62: Republicans love the crazy like a fat boy loves cake, and Romney isn't crazy

Romney does not need to crush Santorum. Romney knows he will win the nomination which means he will need Santorum to help pull the evangellicals in the general. Santorum will be on the short list for VP.


Meh.

I'm calling it now. The republican VP ticket will be very short, very balding, and very Hoosier.
 
2012-02-28 10:13:03 AM
The problem is that the Republican Party has two separate factions.

The first are relative moderates that form the bulk of the party. They don't pay too much attention to primaries, aren't horribly politically active, and are generally socially and economically conservative. These are everyday, normal people.

The second are far-right wing element that forms a sizable minority of the party, embodied by the Tea Party. They are very active in the primary process, politically active overall, and prone to protest and political activity. They believe any Republican who is not part of their faction is a "RINO", that "liberals" are the biggest threat to America, and are prone to believing that President Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Communist-Fascist who wants to convene Death Panels to execute grandma while surrendering America to the Chinese, instituting Sharia Law and banning the Bible.

Any person who wants to be nominated has to be approved, de facto, by the far-right side to win the nomination. Any person who wants to win the general election has to be electable to not just Republicans, but independent voters as well.

Any person who gets the approval of the far-right faction has to either be so far-right, or make so many far-right policy statements and speeches that they have massive baggage going into the general election. That was a lot of McCain's problem in 2008 (he had to take on Sarah Palin to placate the far-right wing, which lost him a lot of mainstream voters who saw her as a looney). . .and it's just gotten worse over the last 4 years as the Far Right has become more emboldened and agitated by the election of President Obama and how FOX News has been agitating things, like how they sponsored some of the early Tea Party protests.

Moderate Republicans need to take back their party and the Tea Party needs to spin off into it's own little third-party that can be safely marginalized for the good of the Republic.
 
2012-02-28 10:13:13 AM
I think a significant amount of Santorum's popularity in Michigan is from Democrats farking with the Republican primary (Michigan has a wide open primary, so there's nothing stopping Democrats voting for the least electable candidate in the general election).

This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :-)
 
2012-02-28 10:13:19 AM

qorkfiend: FeedTheCollapse: SocraticIrony: qorkfiend: Short answer: Romney sucks is a Morman..
Long answer: Romney drastically underestimated the amount of crazy in the GOP base...because he sucks is a Mormon.

FTFY.


I keep hearing this, but I don't see many examples that this is a big factor against Romney. I'm sure it's out there, but odds are Romney's not doing that well because he's a terrible candidate. I thought he'd have the nomination sewn up rather early, but he's doing a whole hell of a lot worse than I thought he would.

I would wager that that's the entire problem. He's been running for nearly a decade, has had his campaign and finance teams in place for years, and still cannot break 30% of the vote. The only possible explanation is that their strategy is unworkable and they are unable to make effective changes.


I would bet that his staffers' roles are "tell me what I want to hear" rather than "tell me what I need to know". I don't think humility is his strong suit. it's understandable, given he's been incredibly rich his entire life and what little actual work he's done has been of the "titan of industry" variety, but I think if he had some straight-shooters on his team (and the willingness to listen to them), while he might still be Romneybot3000, he might not have so many glitches.
 
2012-02-28 10:13:35 AM
Maybe I'm lazy or un-"infromed" but what is Santorum's economic policy?

Answers that only contain words that rhyme with "Hax Sluts" will be disregarded.
 
2012-02-28 10:13:44 AM

HeartBurnKid: The Google problem is a symptom of the hate, not the cause. "Santorum" is pretty synonymous with "repressive asshole" (as well as that other thing), and a lot of people know it. Probably not as many as know what kind of a piece of shiat Gingrich is, but still a fair number.


You are kidding, right? Santorum's hate is regulated to mainly liberals with RSS feeds. A lot of people DO know he is a "repressive asshole". You know it; *I* know it, but the 45.7% of American voters that voted against Obama in 2008 don't care.
 
2012-02-28 10:14:36 AM

The Bird Is The Word: Each day I come here and see more and more liberals frothing (see what I did there?) at the mouth over Santorum. Fear? Out and out hatred?

Either way, it confirms in my mind that I'm supporting the right guy. If I needed a moral compass in my life, "opposite of Fark" would be a good way to go.


I'd like to take this opportunity to point out what a terrible, terrible idea it is to take a whole bunch of OTC antihistamines and then tie a plastic bag over your head and take a nap. I think that the majority of posters here would agree with me on this.
 
2012-02-28 10:14:51 AM
Christ, if the General is Obama vs Santorum . . .
 
2012-02-28 10:15:59 AM
It doesn't matter who wins the GOP nomination. They've alienated every single moderate and undecided that none of them can beat Obama.
 
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