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(American Thinker)   For good or ill, Romney is the man of the hour. The only thing of importance is to defeat Obama and everything he stands for.....Let us gird our loins and go amongst them   (americanthinker.com) divider line 157
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2012-05-07 11:28:27 AM  
The upcoming election will be one of the simplest of our lifetimes. It is defined by one axiom: Obama must be defeated.

so the GOP plans for the economy, their mindless support of tax cuts for the 1% and their penchant for endless warmongering DO NOT MATTER! the only thing that matters...is to defeat Obama. Do not ask what the Republicans can do for you, do not question their ideas...merely vote against Obama and march forward into a glorious future of no Obamaness. Because mindless obedience to central authority is the ONLY WAY we can all BE FREE!

USA! USA! USA!
 
2012-05-07 11:31:00 AM  

nekom: Mugato: I get that feeling too. Of course the lunatic fringe would vote for a werewolf just to vote against Obama but I think a lot of swing voters who dislike both won't bother. Advantage: Obama.

On top of that, the conservative base doesn't really seem excited in the least over Romney. Unless something very drastic happens, I predict Obama will essentially walk into a second term.


Meh. It may be a little closer race than that, but I think you're essentially right. And if the GOP feels all butt-hurt when that happens, they only have themselves to blame. With the economy in the crapper and unemployment high, it would normally be easy to oust an incumbent. All they had to do was produce a marginally electable candidate and they could have phoned this one in. And the best they could come up with...? Romney. The Republican John Kerry. And a Mormon to boot, in a party where evangelical Christians make up their base.
 
2012-05-07 11:46:28 AM  

FlashHarry: The only thing of importance is to defeat Obama and everything he stands for


this has been republicans only goal from day-one. literally.



No matter what it does to the economy, no matter what it does to the country.
 
2012-05-07 11:50:15 AM  

Mugato: FlashHarry: The only thing of importance is to defeat Obama and everything he stands for


this has been republicans only goal from day-one. literally.


No matter what it does to the economy, no matter what it does to the country.


party first. Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer
 
2012-05-07 11:53:01 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Diogenes: The Stealth Hippopotamus: All we can agree on is anyone is better than Obama.

Who's "we", Paco?

Anyone not in a coma.


Real Clear Politics electoral college map.

Presently:
161 Likely Obama
92 Leans Obama
115 Toss-up
39 Leans Romney
170 Likely Romney

Just to be clear on where Obama is pushing Romney to defend, the "leans Romney" states are presently GA, MT, IN, and SC. Two states that can't figure out if they want Confederate flags on their official buildings aren't solidly in Romney's corner at this time. Romney was only +7 in last week's poll of got-damn Montana. Plus, that poll was conducted by Rasmussen, which had the largest Republican bias (poll vs. voting results) of any polling firm during the last election cycle.

Also, we're presently at the point in the election cycle where the incumbent is at a disadvantage-- his opponents have been attacking him for months while he was basically not campaigning. They were buying the lion's share of the TV ads, getting most of the interviews, etc. Obama's just now turning his election machinery up to full.

Buy hey, if you really think Romney's got this locked up, inTrade will let you buy contracts at 36 right now. Almost 2:1 odds if you want to put your money where your posts are.
 
2012-05-07 11:53:12 AM  

GAT_00: I'm a little worried what happens if Obama wins a second term. These people are almost certainly going to snap and go on shooting sprees.


No they won't. People were saying that when he got elected. All of these people are talkers and never doers. They will talk how they will do this or do that if this doesn't happen but when it happens they will just grumble and go about their lives.
 
2012-05-07 11:53:28 AM  
Anyone Everyone but get behind Romney
 
2012-05-07 11:57:38 AM  

TNel: GAT_00: I'm a little worried what happens if Obama wins a second term. These people are almost certainly going to snap and go on shooting sprees.

No they won't. People were saying that when he got elected. All of these people are talkers and never doers. They will talk how they will do this or do that if this doesn't happen but when it happens they will just grumble and go about their lives.


I dunno...some of these folks are a bit unstable, not to mention heavily armed. if the GOP propaganda is telling them that a second Obama term means the end of the world...i'm willing to bet there's a couple nutballs out there who will really, literally believe that Obama's second term means the universe dies in a fire.
 
2012-05-07 12:03:17 PM  

chimp_ninja: 115 Toss-up


How could anyone be a toss-up at this point? I'm not questioning your stats, I believe them I just don't know how anyone could be on the fence one way or the other. There's nothing more to know about either candidate.
 
2012-05-07 12:12:53 PM  
as a native Anti-Christ

I really was trying to get through the entire article, but I had to stop here. This is generally a good warning sign that what you are about to read will make you dumber for having allowed the derp into your throughts.
 
2012-05-07 12:14:56 PM  
Gird our loins and hump the floor?
 
2012-05-07 12:15:26 PM  
HE'LL DO JUST FINE!
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2012-05-07 12:15:42 PM  
The only thing of importance is to defeat Obama and everything he stands for.

You guys, sure, Romney may have stood for abortion rights and gay marriage and public-option healthcare and careful regulation of industry before, but he's totally different now, OK? I'm serious, he's totally different than Obama. I mean, look at the two of them.
 
2012-05-07 12:16:16 PM  

GAT_00: I'm a little worried what happens if Obama wins a second term. These people are almost certainly going to snap and go on shooting sprees.


JT Ready already did. Ofd that there was never a greenlit thead on that.
 
2012-05-07 12:17:11 PM  

RexTalionis: [images.wikia.com image 175x370]

The only true Man of the Hour.


upload.wikimedia.org

Is Romney the robotic Hourman from the 853rd century?
 
2012-05-07 12:17:29 PM  
I also love the American Thinker, because they cater to people who can't think for themselves. They just put the word thinker in their name to make their drones feel smart when they are told what to feel.
 
2012-05-07 12:17:37 PM  
Man of the hour: Romney. Man of the next four years: Obama.
 
2012-05-07 12:18:12 PM  

Jackson Herring: Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Tax cuts! Tax cuts! Tax cuts! Forth Éorlingas!


i670.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-07 12:20:18 PM  
www.americanthinker.com
*FERP*
Ow! That one grid my loins!
 
2012-05-07 12:20:26 PM  

Diogenes: Obama is now toying, in his response to the Trayvon matter, with mass racial confrontation.

Yes, Obama's the racist. And you're racist if you think otherwise.

What a bunch of tools. As evidenced by NateGrey's link. Palin 2016.

She's failed you twice, now. Third time's the charm? Riiiiight.


It doesn't make sense for 12% of the population to rise up and start a race war with the remaining 88%?

You should be a lot more afraid, horde some guns.
 
2012-05-07 12:20:27 PM  
This is something that would never have occurred to the conventional Republican political technician, most of whom have no idea where the Marianas are.

So most of the republican party has no idea that there are parts of the US that aren't actually states? That's one hell of a ringing endorsement of your camp.
 
2012-05-07 12:20:50 PM  
Not going to click through to American Thinker. They and their advertisers can roast in hell.
 
2012-05-07 12:21:05 PM  

hubiestubert: That is a ringing endorsement...


It's a second-term election, historically you don't really win those, you just try not to fall behind and pray the incumbent makes a truly epic fumble and self-destructs his campaign. Even if they weren't running an even more boring version of Kerry, I doubt a lot of them would be terribly excited. This part of the cycle is mostly about congressional and local campaigns, traditionally.
 
2012-05-07 12:22:18 PM  

NateGrey: The Freepers have called their banner men and want a truce.


You just watch: during the primaries this guy, "zotted" (banned )anyone he thought was being too complimentary /supportive of Romney and encouraged those who savaged him. In a few weeks at most he'll be bringing the banhammer down on anyone who repeats those once officially sanctioned attacks on Romney and embracing those who support him.

The EXACT SAME THING happened there in 2008 with McCain The Freeper admins enforce ideological purity with a zeal Stalin would have commended
 
2012-05-07 12:22:56 PM  
I think now is the appropriate time - I will actually be happy to vote for Obama. I mean, I will complete that arrow next to Obama's name and get a sense of "yeah, actually this is gonna keep the country going in the right direction. I'm glad I'm a part of trying to get this guy to stay in office."

Compare that with your "For good or ill, Romney is the man of the hour." Yeah (R)'s, you grit your teeth and bend over while filling out your arrows.
 
2012-05-07 12:23:40 PM  

Mugato: chimp_ninja: 115 Toss-up

How could anyone be a toss-up at this point? I'm not questioning your stats, I believe them I just don't know how anyone could be on the fence one way or the other. There's nothing more to know about either candidate.


That requires you to pay attention and think. You overestimate a good deal of the US population, unfortunately.

If the majority of people in this country could gather and interpret information on their own campaign ads would be an enormous waste of money...
 
2012-05-07 12:24:16 PM  

what_now: So, I drove through Southern NH yesterday, and I saw about 6 Romney signs, a handful of RONPAUL and a very confused Herman Cain sign.

Four years ago at this time, the lawns were in full bloom with McCain signs....and McCain *still* lost NH.

Good Jerb, GOP.


Here in NoVA where I still see the occasional McCain/Palin sticker (with the McCain part either crossed off or cut out entirely) I haven't seen a single Romney sign. I've seen several RONPAUL and a Santorum here and there, though.

/YMMV
 
2012-05-07 12:24:45 PM  
Goddamn, Republicans have turned into such petulant children.
 
2012-05-07 12:25:17 PM  

Mugato: nekom: You need a lot more than "NOT X" to win an election, you need a "Y INSTEAD" component

I get that feeling too. Of course the lunatic fringe would vote for a werewolf just to vote against Obama but I think a lot of swing voters who dislike both won't bother. Advantage: Obama.


I don't know, most werewolves have at least some black fur, and they have Irish roots. A caucasian mountain dog on the other hand sounds right up their alley.
 
2012-05-07 12:25:34 PM  
If mitt is the moroni retard candidate, I am voting Obama...
if mitt lives up to his history, he does not care for Christians or any other religions, and he will hack America apart and sell the pieces to the lowest bidders...
 
2012-05-07 12:26:06 PM  

blackminded: what_now: So, I drove through Southern NH yesterday, and I saw about 6 Romney signs, a handful of RONPAUL and a very confused Herman Cain sign.

Four years ago at this time, the lawns were in full bloom with McCain signs....and McCain *still* lost NH.

Good Jerb, GOP.

Here in NoVA where I still see the occasional McCain/Palin sticker (with the McCain part either crossed off or cut out entirely) I haven't seen a single Romney sign. I've seen several RONPAUL and a Santorum here and there, though.

/YMMV


I am out in Western Maryland. I still see a whole lot more McCain/Palin stickers than I do Romney. Or anyone else for that matter.
 
2012-05-07 12:26:09 PM  

nekom: kid_icarus: The upcoming election will be one of the simplest of our lifetimes. It is defined by one axiom: Obama must be defeated.


...and this is precisely when I stop listening to anything else you have to say. You're so blindly partisan, none of your opinions can really be considered objective or useful.

It's also a bit of a sign of desperation. It's why `anybody but Bush' didn't work in 2004 and it won't work here either. You need a lot more than "NOT X" to win an election, you need a "Y INSTEAD" component. The GOP is going to take a bath big time this year, I think anyone who is paying attention can see this.


Really? You don't say? Why wasn't I informed of this data, vis-a-vis electability, at an earlier time period?
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2012-05-07 12:26:22 PM  

Magorn: NateGrey: The Freepers have called their banner men and want a truce.

You just watch: during the primaries this guy, "zotted" (banned )anyone he thought was being too complimentary /supportive of Romney and encouraged those who savaged him. In a few weeks at most he'll be bringing the banhammer down on anyone who repeats those once officially sanctioned attacks on Romney and embracing those who support him.

The EXACT SAME THING happened there in 2008 with McCain The Freeper admins enforce ideological purity with a zeal Stalin would have commended


I can't figure out the freepers. they're some of the most ideologically intolerant jackholes i've ever seen.
 
2012-05-07 12:27:44 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: All we can agree on is anyone is better than Obama.


That's the platform....
 
2012-05-07 12:29:42 PM  

blackminded: what_now: So, I drove through Southern NH yesterday, and I saw about 6 Romney signs, a handful of RONPAUL and a very confused Herman Cain sign.

Four years ago at this time, the lawns were in full bloom with McCain signs....and McCain *still* lost NH.

Good Jerb, GOP.

Here in NoVA where I still see the occasional McCain/Palin sticker (with the McCain part either crossed off or cut out entirely) I haven't seen a single Romney sign. I've seen several RONPAUL and a Santorum here and there, though.

/YMMV


I live in Leesburg, which is technically just outside the borders of Nova, and therefore part of Red VA. Both Obama and Plain staged rallies here last time, Plain drew about 5-10K max, Obama's rally was 50,000+ even if the street leading up to Ida Lee Park (where the rally was) was all million-dollar homes with McCain signs placed out front.

I have yet to see a single Romney sign anywhere, but Obama signs are starting to bloom
 
2012-05-07 12:31:17 PM  

nekom: kid_icarus: The upcoming election will be one of the simplest of our lifetimes. It is defined by one axiom: Obama must be defeated.


...and this is precisely when I stop listening to anything else you have to say. You're so blindly partisan, none of your opinions can really be considered objective or useful.

It's also a bit of a sign of desperation. It's why `anybody but Bush' didn't work in 2004 and it won't work here either. You need a lot more than "NOT X" to win an election, you need a "Y INSTEAD" component. The GOP is going to take a bath big time this year, I think anyone who is paying attention can see this.


That's the funny bit. "ANYBODY BUT BUSH" didn't work when most people genuinely knew Bush was horrible. I doubt "ANYBODY BUT OBAMA" will work when a lot of people actually still like Obama (on a personal level, at least).
 
2012-05-07 12:34:01 PM  

Magorn: Leesburg


I was out that way yesterday to check out the Avengers, and will be heading out that way shortly for a doctor's appointment.

/brofist
 
2012-05-07 12:35:19 PM  

Magorn: blackminded: what_now: So, I drove through Southern NH yesterday, and I saw about 6 Romney signs, a handful of RONPAUL and a very confused Herman Cain sign.

Four years ago at this time, the lawns were in full bloom with McCain signs....and McCain *still* lost NH.

Good Jerb, GOP.

Here in NoVA where I still see the occasional McCain/Palin sticker (with the McCain part either crossed off or cut out entirely) I haven't seen a single Romney sign. I've seen several RONPAUL and a Santorum here and there, though.

/YMMV

I live in Leesburg, which is technically just outside the borders of Nova, and therefore part of Red VA. Both Obama and Plain staged rallies here last time, Plain drew about 5-10K max, Obama's rally was 50,000+ even if the street leading up to Ida Lee Park (where the rally was) was all million-dollar homes with McCain signs placed out front.

I have yet to see a single Romney sign anywhere, but Obama signs are starting to bloom


Lots of Romney signs here is north central florida. then again if you live outside the city and put up an obama sign you should expect bullet holes in them. I actually had my sign burned last time. Some neighbors will no longer talk to me or acknowledge my presence.

Hi NOVA. I miss you
/Robinson HS '86
 
2012-05-07 12:35:54 PM  

HeartBurnKid: That's the funny bit. "ANYBODY BUT BUSH" didn't work when most people genuinely knew Bush was horrible.


The Democrats seriously had the worst candidates in 2004, it's almost like they weren't even trying. I remember thinking at one point that John Edwards was the best of the bunch, but he didn't seem to have an ability to say anything other than his standard Two Americas rehash.
 
2012-05-07 12:36:29 PM  

Weaver95: Magorn: NateGrey: The Freepers have called their banner men and want a truce.

You just watch: during the primaries this guy, "zotted" (banned )anyone he thought was being too complimentary /supportive of Romney and encouraged those who savaged him. In a few weeks at most he'll be bringing the banhammer down on anyone who repeats those once officially sanctioned attacks on Romney and embracing those who support him.

The EXACT SAME THING happened there in 2008 with McCain The Freeper admins enforce ideological purity with a zeal Stalin would have commended

I can't figure out the freepers. they're some of the most ideologically intolerant jackholes i've ever seen.


God knows I've tried. I think it's important not to live in an echo chamber so I constantly seek out views opposite my own. As a result I've tried to maintain alts there to engage those folks in dicussion and understand how they think. They usually last a month or less. One got zapped for posting a picture of Terri Schaivo's post-mortem CAT scan showing her brain had, in fact liquefied. Terri was a poor woman who was murdered days before waking up, and they weren't going to tolerate any inconvenient facts to the contrary.

The most recent bannination was the most puzzling. I re-posted something about the Trayvon Martin case that I'd said a few days earlier, but apparently "Big Jim" had made up his mind about the case in the meantime, and anyone suggesting Zimmerman acted inappropriately was now banned.


And the most amusing part of it all is that they call themselves "FREE" Republic and thin they are the last bastion of independent thought on the planet.
 
2012-05-07 12:37:16 PM  

bdub77: HeartBurnKid: That's the funny bit. "ANYBODY BUT BUSH" didn't work when most people genuinely knew Bush was horrible.

The Democrats seriously had the worst candidates in 2004, it's almost like they weren't even trying. I remember thinking at one point that John Edwards was the best of the bunch, but he didn't seem to have an ability to say anything other than his standard Two Americas rehash.


I liked Dean. Sad that he got crucified for saying "YEAH!" at a rally.
 
2012-05-07 12:38:59 PM  
From their Comments:

"I also disagree with the assertion that the W()n cannot destroy the US. Sure, not singlehandedly, but he has many willing allies. What is destroying the US is years of lib indoctrination translated in generations of people who refuse to think and make cause-and-effect connections, who seek instant gratification and nanny-state, consequences be damned. It is the sheer number of these people (and increasing exponentially under the W()n) that is destroying the US. he is just a manifestation and embodiment of that problem"

Can anyone tell me what W()N is?
 
2012-05-07 12:42:29 PM  

wippit: Jackson Herring: Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Tax cuts! Tax cuts! Tax cuts! Forth Éorlingas!

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Of course you'd use that picture. Where do Elephants come from? KENYA of Course, and the Easterlings werte well know SOCIALISTS (also have proof that the Witch King of Angmar actually ghost wrote "Dreams from my Father"
 
2012-05-07 12:43:50 PM  

Weaver95: I can't figure out the freepers. they're some of the most ideologically intolerant jackholes i've ever seen.


pinstripebindi.files.wordpress.com
And this surprises you?
 
2012-05-07 12:47:57 PM  

Iblis824: Can anyone tell me what W()N is?


Just a guess: it's a reference to "the One" except they didn't want to use the letter O.
 
2012-05-07 12:51:50 PM  

Magorn:
And the most amusing part of it all is that they call themselves "FREE" Republic and thin they are the last bastion of independent thought on the planet.


do they even let anyone join the site now? or did they finally just block people from joining in the fun?
 
2012-05-07 12:52:57 PM  
Apparently I mistook what the author call a "master campaigner" for a shamelessly lying, out of touch, mega rich private equity guy who made is money largely by destroying American jobs.

I guess I was mistaken. Vote GOP!
 
2012-05-07 12:55:14 PM  

lennavan: I think now is the appropriate time - I will actually be happy to vote for Obama. I mean, I will complete that arrow next to Obama's name and get a sense of "yeah, actually this is gonna keep the country going in the right direction. I'm glad I'm a part of trying to get this guy to stay in office."

Compare that with your "For good or ill, Romney is the man of the hour." Yeah (R)'s, you grit your teeth and bend over while filling out your arrows.


I'm an oklahoma democrat, pretty liberal, and I still for the life of me cannot understand why Obama has taken the country down the path it's been going. Forcibly diving us with class warfare, I'm worried that the democrat party is losing it's way. Oh well I don't see anyone else to support this election since hillary isn't going to run again.
 
2012-05-07 12:55:41 PM  

HeartBurnKid: I liked Dean. Sad that he got crucified for saying "YEAH!" at a rally.


I think in retrospect you're right, Dean was probably the right guy. But we were entering a world of 24/7 news cycle and I don't think he had the political acumen to come back against that. I'm not sure anyone could have recovered from that sudden crazy. I remember watching that speech live and thinking, oh he's farked. And when he got all serious and tried to pretend like it hadn't happened...it was over.
 
2012-05-07 12:56:47 PM  

wedun: lennavan: I think now is the appropriate time - I will actually be happy to vote for Obama. I mean, I will complete that arrow next to Obama's name and get a sense of "yeah, actually this is gonna keep the country going in the right direction. I'm glad I'm a part of trying to get this guy to stay in office."

Compare that with your "For good or ill, Romney is the man of the hour." Yeah (R)'s, you grit your teeth and bend over while filling out your arrows.

I'm an oklahoma democrat, pretty liberal, and I still for the life of me cannot understand why Obama has taken the country down the path it's been going. Forcibly diving us with class warfare, I'm worried that the democrat party is losing it's way. Oh well I don't see anyone else to support this election since hillary isn't going to run again.


You sound extremely concerned.
 
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