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2012-03-23 11:08:36 AM  
How's that extended primary working out for ya, GOP?
 
2012-03-23 11:09:29 AM  

BigBooper: BigBooper: dababler: BigBooper: Raharu: hes gonna swallow Santorum

ewwwww,

You DO NOT swallow santorum. You wipe it off with an old towel or washcloth.

Google "felching".

No, no I will not.

Ok, I hate you. With a straw?!?! FARK that's sick.

/Farker needs mind bleach badly


BTW next time you watch South Park:Bigger Longer & Uncut, notice the piano that Big Gay Al plays. The logo on it says "Felcher & Sons".
 
2012-03-23 11:10:56 AM  

dababler: BigBooper: BigBooper: dababler: BigBooper: Raharu: hes gonna swallow Santorum

ewwwww,

You DO NOT swallow santorum. You wipe it off with an old towel or washcloth.

Google "felching".

No, no I will not.

Ok, I hate you. With a straw?!?! FARK that's sick.

/Farker needs mind bleach badly

BTW next time you watch South Park:Bigger Longer & Uncut, notice the piano that Big Gay Al plays. The logo on it says "Felcher & Sons".


goo.gl
 
2012-03-23 11:11:54 AM  

ignatius_crumbcake: I would love Frothy to be nominated just so we can finally have it out with these cretins. If he loses, then they can shut up about being the silent majority. If he wins, we deserve what we get.


I felt the same way about a possible newt candidacy. These people are always talking about how whatever the current issue or election is will make or break the entire country. sean hannity even said if Nancy Pelosi were elected Speaker of the House that we wouldn't even have an America in two years.

I say let's have it out once and for all.
 
2012-03-23 11:12:27 AM  

Jackson Herring: dababler: BigBooper: BigBooper: dababler: BigBooper: Raharu: hes gonna swallow Santorum

ewwwww,

You DO NOT swallow santorum. You wipe it off with an old towel or washcloth.

Google "felching".

No, no I will not.

Ok, I hate you. With a straw?!?! FARK that's sick.

/Farker needs mind bleach badly

BTW next time you watch South Park:Bigger Longer & Uncut, notice the piano that Big Gay Al plays. The logo on it says "Felcher & Sons".


Neat looking house, Midwest or New England?
 
2012-03-23 11:12:59 AM  

ignatius_crumbcake: Durendal: This is...Jesus, are you kidding me? Romney may be a stuffed suit, but he at least has a shot at grabbing swing votes. Santorum? Not a farking chance in hell. Anyone with three braincells could tell you that.

These people don't believe in swing voters. Seriously, go read Free Republic sometime. They believe that they are the majority and are simply drowned out by the heathen liberal media. To them, independent, moderate voters don't exist.

I would love Frothy to be nominated just so we can finally have it out with these cretins. If he loses, then they can shut up about being the silent majority. If he wins, we deserve what we get.


I've been saying that for months now, and everyone thinks I'm insane. I'm voting Santorum if he's still in it when the primaries get to WI. We either need to shut these morons up, or just let the country go full retard. Enough of this teetering on the fence stuff.
 
2012-03-23 11:15:04 AM  

trivial use of my dark powers: ignatius_crumbcake: Durendal: This is...Jesus, are you kidding me? Romney may be a stuffed suit, but he at least has a shot at grabbing swing votes. Santorum? Not a farking chance in hell. Anyone with three braincells could tell you that.

These people don't believe in swing voters. Seriously, go read Free Republic sometime. They believe that they are the majority and are simply drowned out by the heathen liberal media. To them, independent, moderate voters don't exist.

I would love Frothy to be nominated just so we can finally have it out with these cretins. If he loses, then they can shut up about being the silent majority. If he wins, we deserve what we get.

Their self-image is so deeply invested in that worldview they can never, ever admit it's even slightly wrong, let alone pants-on-the-head stupid. Their self worth would crumble--most have no internal resources at all.

They'll just accuse Obama and the liebrals of cheating and continue to bask in their group delusion.


Prime example: the "Oh my god Obama is apologizing to the world for America's behavior." They can't handle apologizing for anything, because that implies they were wrong about something.
 
2012-03-23 11:16:12 AM  
I used to wonder how Santorum lost his seat by 18 points. Now I wonder how he got elected to being with.
 
2012-03-23 11:16:57 AM  

Somacandra: Wow. Is there ANYONE this jerk has not alienated or pissed off yet? ANYONE?


Catholic women for Santorum?
 
2012-03-23 11:17:05 AM  

Notabunny: Romney has to outspend Santorum, sometimes by 7 to 1, to just barely beat him


I know nothing about campaigning for President but would that sway all that many votes? I understand commercials and traveling around takes money and it takes a shiatload of cash to even be in contention but wouldn't there be a point of diminishing returns after a certain amount of money is thrown at the campaign?

To put it in terms I do understand, if a studio threw a billion dollars of marketing directly at me, I'm still not going to see the next big Adam Sandler movie. I think Mitt might finally learn that money doesn't do everything.
 
2012-03-23 11:17:23 AM  

spongeboob: Somacandra: Wow. Is there ANYONE this jerk has not alienated or pissed off yet? ANYONE?

Catholic women for Santorum?


Pretty sure he has the fetus vote locked up
 
2012-03-23 11:18:50 AM  

indylaw: Also, did anyone catch Gingrich's interview yesterday where he admitted that he wasn't going to win a majority and that his goal in staying in "until Tampa" is to force an open convention where someone other than Romney will be nominated.


No, do you have a link?
 
2012-03-23 11:19:32 AM  
Just amazing.

You know there are at least a few Republicans agreeing with him right now. Rick just gave voice to something a lot of them have been trying not to think about.

Would Obama be better than Mitt?

Better the enemy you know than the enemy you don't after all.

I guess it boils down to which one they hate less.
 
2012-03-23 11:19:58 AM  
"Any of the Republicans running would be better than President Obama and his record of failure"

*sigh*
 
2012-03-23 11:20:50 AM  

ignatius_crumbcake: These people don't believe in swing voters. Seriously, go read Free Republic sometime. They believe that they are the majority and are simply drowned out by the heathen liberal media. To them, independent, moderate voters don't exist.

I would love Frothy to be nominated just so we can finally have it out with these cretins. If he loses, then they can shut up about being the silent majority. If he wins, we deserve what we get.


These people don't believe in swing voters. Seriously, go read Daily Kos sometime. They believe that they are a majority and are simply not getting their message out there because of Republicans. To them, independent, moderate voters don't exist.

Oh by the way if the media actually did its damn job the only thing Obama would be doing right now is trying to convince everyone why he shouldn't resign immediately.
 
2012-03-23 11:20:52 AM  

Somacandra: Wow. Is there ANYONE this jerk has not alienated or pissed off yet? ANYONE?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-03-23 11:22:41 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: ignatius_crumbcake: Durendal: This is...Jesus, are you kidding me? Romney may be a stuffed suit, but he at least has a shot at grabbing swing votes. Santorum? Not a farking chance in hell. Anyone with three braincells could tell you that.

These people don't believe in swing voters. Seriously, go read Free Republic sometime. They believe that they are the majority and are simply drowned out by the heathen liberal media. To them, independent, moderate voters don't exist.

I would love Frothy to be nominated just so we can finally have it out with these cretins. If he loses, then they can shut up about being the silent majority. If he wins, we deserve what we get.

I've been saying that for months now, and everyone thinks I'm insane. I'm voting Santorum if he's still in it when the primaries get to WI. We either need to shut these morons up, or just let the country go full retard. Enough of this teetering on the fence stuff.


If Santorum loses, these people will not shut up about it. They will cry conspiracy and fraud and everything. For f*ck's sake, we have people who are still going on about how the black man in office isn't a US citizen, and his first term is almost up. Hell, that's just how it goes with extremists. Whenever they lose, it isn't because they lost, it's because the other guys cheated. And in fact, history has shown that when extremists like the mainstream Republican party lose, the only fault they think they had in it was not being extreme enough. So no, let's not disillusion ourselves of the idea that losing an election will be what shuts these people up. Let them whine and b*tch and over time we will slowly marginalize them more and more until they really are just a nuisance, instead of a sizable number of domestic-terrorists-in-waiting that they currently are.
 
2012-03-23 11:23:43 AM  

spongeboob: Somacandra: Wow. Is there ANYONE this jerk has not alienated or pissed off yet? ANYONE?

Catholic women for Santorum?


Only the really devout ones. Now the Opus Dei members,they're a lock for Santorum.
 
2012-03-23 11:24:33 AM  

meat0918: I guess it boils down to which one they hate less.


So the white one?
 
2012-03-23 11:26:38 AM  

skullkrusher: hey, being a little different than Bush worked for Obama. It could work for Romney too, Rickie


A more apt comparison would be Kerry and Bush. It's harder to unseat an incumbent.
 
2012-03-23 11:27:10 AM  

Mugato: Notabunny: Romney has to outspend Santorum, sometimes by 7 to 1, to just barely beat him

I know nothing about campaigning for President but would that sway all that many votes? I understand commercials and traveling around takes money and it takes a shiatload of cash to even be in contention but wouldn't there be a point of diminishing returns after a certain amount of money is thrown at the campaign?


If that were true they wouldn't continue to spend the money, they'd save it for the general. All the ads themselves are probably not swaying people but the saturation of the ads makes it feel like he is "the man".
 
2012-03-23 11:27:17 AM  

Mugato: Notabunny: Romney has to outspend Santorum, sometimes by 7 to 1, to just barely beat him

I know nothing about campaigning for President but would that sway all that many votes? I understand commercials and traveling around takes money and it takes a shiatload of cash to even be in contention but wouldn't there be a point of diminishing returns after a certain amount of money is thrown at the campaign?

To put it in terms I do understand, if a studio threw a billion dollars of marketing directly at me, I'm still not going to see the next big Adam Sandler movie. I think Mitt might finally learn that money doesn't do everything.


So far, its all been locally spent in the different states as they hold their primary/caucus/beauty pageant.

To use your example, the studio threw a billion dollars at you, you didn't go see the movie...but if they throw a billion dollars at me, I might be convinced to go see it.

Mitt has the money...well not really, A super pac that supports Romeny has the money to run endless ads in each contest. No one else has that luxury.
 
2012-03-23 11:28:18 AM  

spongeboob: indylaw: Also, did anyone catch Gingrich's interview yesterday where he admitted that he wasn't going to win a majority and that his goal in staying in "until Tampa" is to force an open convention where someone other than Romney will be nominated.

No, do you have a link?


I think this is it, but I don't have speakers on my work computer.
 
2012-03-23 11:28:34 AM  

Kome: If Santorum loses, these people will not shut up about it. They will cry conspiracy and fraud and everything. For f*ck's sake, we have people who are still going on about how the black man in office isn't a US citizen, and his first term is almost up. Hell, that's just how it goes with extremists


Yea but look at the cheese cake eating Hillary fanatics. They screamed like banshies all the way to the voting booth: where they voted for Obama. Its the same for these people, in the end, they will vote for Romney. Look at the alternative after all, you really think they'd vote for a black man?
 
2012-03-23 11:28:42 AM  
I will say this for Santorum, he's honest. I think that's why a good chunk of the GOP hates him so very much. They build a specific narrative that all candidates are supposed to follow, and Santorum just ignores it. In this case, they've spent so much time trying to paint Obama as the liberalist liberal who ever liberaled a soshulizm, and Santorum goes out there and says, "Nah, Obama and Romney are pretty much the same." That means the GOP either has to try and say Romney is also super-duper liberal and loves soshulizmz, which they'll never do because that might actually hand the nomination to Santorum (which they do not want because that would be bad for business), or they have to try and pretend Santorum doesn't exist.
 
2012-03-23 11:28:50 AM  
Yes, yes, the GOP really needs to nominate Obama, that'll teach those damn democrats...
 
2012-03-23 11:29:46 AM  

Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: hey, being a little different than Bush worked for Obama. It could work for Romney too, Rickie

A more apt comparison would be Kerry and Bush. It's harder to unseat an incumbent.


hehe yeah but that didn't work for Kerry.
 
2012-03-23 11:29:58 AM  

BigBooper: Raharu: hes gonna swallow Santorum

ewwwww,

You DO NOT swallow santorum. You wipe it off with an old towel or washcloth.


Not much of a film buff, are you?
 
2012-03-23 11:30:14 AM  

Somacandra: Wow. Is there ANYONE this jerk has not alienated or pissed off yet? ANYONE?


Lonely housewives
 
2012-03-23 11:31:20 AM  

Mugato: To put it in terms I do understand, if a studio threw a billion dollars of marketing directly at me, I'm still not going to see the next big Adam Sandler movie. I think Mitt might finally learn that money doesn't do everything.


Yeah but that's not the point. All they have to do is use that billion dollars to sell enough Adam Sandler movie tickets to outsell an obscure indy movie with no marketing shown on a limited amount of screens in only a handful of states.
 
2012-03-23 11:31:41 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: ignatius_crumbcake: Durendal: This is...Jesus, are you kidding me? Romney may be a stuffed suit, but he at least has a shot at grabbing swing votes. Santorum? Not a farking chance in hell. Anyone with three braincells could tell you that.

These people don't believe in swing voters. Seriously, go read Free Republic sometime. They believe that they are the majority and are simply drowned out by the heathen liberal media. To them, independent, moderate voters don't exist.

I would love Frothy to be nominated just so we can finally have it out with these cretins. If he loses, then they can shut up about being the silent majority. If he wins, we deserve what we get.

I've been saying that for months now, and everyone thinks I'm insane. I'm voting Santorum if he's still in it when the primaries get to WI. We either need to shut these morons up, or just let the country go full retard. Enough of this teetering on the fence stuff.


The GOP will just recast him as a RINO, say he wasn't conservative enough (look at his voting record), and triple down on the idea they just need to nominate a "real" conservative to win next time.
 
2012-03-23 11:32:08 AM  

skullkrusher: Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: hey, being a little different than Bush worked for Obama. It could work for Romney too, Rickie

A more apt comparison would be Kerry and Bush. It's harder to unseat an incumbent.

hehe yeah but that didn't work for Kerry.


And it won't work for Rick. :)

Running on the "not him" platform is a losing strategy.
 
2012-03-23 11:32:51 AM  

Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: hey, being a little different than Bush worked for Obama. It could work for Romney too, Rickie

A more apt comparison would be Kerry and Bush. It's harder to unseat an incumbent.

hehe yeah but that didn't work for Kerry.

And it won't work for Rick. :)

Running on the "not him" platform is a losing strategy.


worked for BO against McSameCain
 
2012-03-23 11:33:25 AM  

Teufelaffe: I will say this for Santorum, he's honest. I think that's why a good chunk of the GOP hates him so very much.


Not a horrible point, but I think the GOP also hates him because the party establishment wants to elect good, safe country-club types who will protect the plutocracy, and this yappy Catholic comes in and starts ranting about women's vaginas, which turns off moderates and drives Democrats to the polls.

The GOP needs the ultraconservative religious nuts as a reliable part of the coalition, but their place is at the back of the room where they are never seen and seldom heard. The sweater-vest papist doesn't know his place and it's going to cost the GOP votes in November.
 
2012-03-23 11:34:30 AM  

Kome: If Santorum loses, these people will not shut up about it. They will cry conspiracy and fraud and everything. For f*ck's sake, we have people who are still going on about how the black man in office isn't a US citizen, and his first term is almost up. Hell, that's just how it goes with extremists. Whenever they lose, it isn't because they lost, it's because the other guys cheated. And in fact, history has shown that when extremists like the mainstream Republican party lose, the only fault they think they had in it was not being extreme enough. So no, let's not disillusion ourselves of the idea that losing an election will be what shuts these people up. Let them whine and b*tch and over time we will slowly marginalize them more and more until they really are just a nuisance, instead of a sizable number of domestic-terrorists-in-waiting that they currently are.


This. You can't reason with zealots. No loss or real world event will actually change them. Instead, you draw out the less crazy amongst them. There are never a lot of zealots and when they are alone then their numbers won't be big enough to affect anything. As this GOP split shows, it's already happening. The vast majority of people approve of birth control, the vast majority of people support abortions for rape victims, a growing majority approves of gay marriage. Santorum represents an extreme minority and his primary loss shows that even Republicans aren't on board with him. They are pulling farther apart from "establishment" Republicans who make up most of the party. If/when they finally split people like Santorum will be powerless outside of small regional election.
 
2012-03-23 11:34:39 AM  

skullkrusher: Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: hey, being a little different than Bush worked for Obama. It could work for Romney too, Rickie

A more apt comparison would be Kerry and Bush. It's harder to unseat an incumbent.

hehe yeah but that didn't work for Kerry.

And it won't work for Rick. :)

Running on the "not him" platform is a losing strategy.

worked for BO against McSameCain


W's approval was like 17% or something though
 
2012-03-23 11:34:53 AM  

indylaw: Teufelaffe: I will say this for Santorum, he's honest. I think that's why a good chunk of the GOP hates him so very much.

Not a horrible point, but I think the GOP also hates him because the party establishment wants to elect good, safe country-club types who will protect the plutocracy, and this yappy Catholic comes in and starts ranting about women's vaginas, which turns off moderates and drives Democrats to the polls.

The GOP needs the ultraconservative religious nuts as a reliable part of the coalition, but their place is at the back of the room where they are never seen and seldom heard. The sweater-vest papist doesn't know his place and it's going to cost the GOP votes in November.


Mormon, Papist, Papist. Not a traditional country-clubber left in the race though the LDSer is certainly the closest fit.
 
2012-03-23 11:35:43 AM  

Headso: skullkrusher: Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: hey, being a little different than Bush worked for Obama. It could work for Romney too, Rickie

A more apt comparison would be Kerry and Bush. It's harder to unseat an incumbent.

hehe yeah but that didn't work for Kerry.

And it won't work for Rick. :)

Running on the "not him" platform is a losing strategy.

worked for BO against McSameCain

W's approval was like 17% or something though


which is why it made sense to run on "I'm not the other guy who is just like the guy you hate"
 
2012-03-23 11:36:04 AM  

odinsposse: Awesome. Really. The GOP desperately needs to split the theocrats off so that they can attract reasonable people and start making reasonable policies. Getting more and more radical is cutting their throat because the Democrats are just scooping up everyone left of Jerry Falwell.


The theocrats make up at least a third of their voters. If the theocrats don't vote Republican, the GOP would lose every election.
 
2012-03-23 11:36:49 AM  
I'M THE MOST CONSERVATIVE
 
2012-03-23 11:36:54 AM  

skullkrusher: worked for BO against McSameCain


Not really. Of course there was some of that, but the majority was explaining his positions and proposed solutions. Actually, a lot of it was debunking absurd FW: FW: FW: FW: chains, unfortunately.

Anyway, it was a lot more than "not him". The republican party, on a whole, was pretty toxic in 2008, so I'll give you that.
 
2012-03-23 11:37:29 AM  

indylaw: The sweater-vest papist


I read that as "sweater-vest rapist" and wondered for a moment if there was a new meme about Santorum forcing himself on sweater-vests.
 
2012-03-23 11:37:36 AM  

indylaw: spongeboob: indylaw: Also, did anyone catch Gingrich's interview yesterday where he admitted that he wasn't going to win a majority and that his goal in staying in "until Tampa" is to force an open convention where someone other than Romney will be nominated.

No, do you have a link?

I think this is it, but I don't have speakers on my work computer.


Thanks I'll watch it later.
 
2012-03-23 11:38:54 AM  

Geotpf: odinsposse: Awesome. Really. The GOP desperately needs to split the theocrats off so that they can attract reasonable people and start making reasonable policies. Getting more and more radical is cutting their throat because the Democrats are just scooping up everyone left of Jerry Falwell.

The theocrats make up at least a third of their voters. If the theocrats don't vote Republican, the GOP would lose every election.


Maybe. Or they could make it up by flipping blue dogs. It would make fights for independent voters a lot more competitive.
 
2012-03-23 11:39:12 AM  

Liu Ni Gai: "The remark reignited criticism of Romney as the type of politician who will say or do anything to win."

Is there any other kind?


There are a few things that politicians don't say. Romney has no such limitation.
 
2012-03-23 11:39:12 AM  
Santorum must really really hate Mormons. In his mind, Mormons are a cult which is funny considering he's an extremely conservative Catholic who probably thinks the Pope isn't Catholic enough..
 
2012-03-23 11:40:51 AM  

dababler: BigBooper: BigBooper: dababler: BigBooper: Raharu: hes gonna swallow Santorum

ewwwww,

You DO NOT swallow santorum. You wipe it off with an old towel or washcloth.

Google "felching".

No, no I will not.

Ok, I hate you. With a straw?!?! FARK that's sick.

/Farker needs mind bleach badly

Huh, in the videos I've seen the guy usually just uses his tounge to get it out of the lady/dude/ladydude.


I think straw felching is really only reserved for royalty and high-ranking diplomats.
 
2012-03-23 11:43:31 AM  

Thrakkerzog: skullkrusher: worked for BO against McSameCain

Not really. Of course there was some of that, but the majority was explaining his positions and proposed solutions. Actually, a lot of it was debunking absurd FW: FW: FW: FW: chains, unfortunately.

Anyway, it was a lot more than "not him". The republican party, on a whole, was pretty toxic in 2008, so I'll give you that.


hehe, it was half of his campaign slogan, homie
 
2012-03-23 11:43:32 AM  

indylaw: Not a horrible point, but I think the GOP also hates him because the party establishment wants to elect good, safe country-club types who will protect the plutocracy, and this yappy Catholic comes in and starts ranting about women's vaginas, which turns off moderates and drives Democrats to the polls.

makes them want to start doing some pruning around the Dallas area.
 
2012-03-23 11:44:13 AM  
Santorum thinks he can win the independent vote.
He really believes that.

That should be enough evidence that he's unfit for office.


He can't even win probably about 1/3 to 1/2 of the (R) vote - I certainly would not hold my nose and vote for him --- then again I don't think I can vote for Romney either..... or Paul..... or..... hmmmmm guess there's a first for everything.
 
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