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2012-05-29 10:55:23 AM  
Electron cloud, Schröedinger's cat, non-locality, excited states, cyborg, string theory, 2012, something about all that and Romney too.
 
2012-05-29 10:56:55 AM  

ToxicMunkee: Being rich doesn't make you smart.



Actually it is smart, except for the part where he admits it's a plan.

Some birthers are planning to vote Romney. If he repudiates them, they will not vote for him. However, repudiating him won't GAIN him as many votes as it would cost him.

It's not stupid, it's just cold, evil, heartless, morally bankrupt calculus. You know, the same skills he used at Bain.
 
2012-05-29 10:58:49 AM  

Cletus C.: Guilt by association is the talking point. Attaching sorry-assed stuff like "the war on women" to Romney because of something some GOP legislator in the Deep South proposed is silliness.


Has Romney ever publicly denounced the War on Women?

Failing that, have Romney's human handlers ever publicly denounced the War on Women?
 
2012-05-29 10:59:54 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: My sources tell me that Trump bought a video of a local pbs round table discussion from the early 1980s where Obama describes himself as Kenyan born, and other goodies. He has probably showed it to Romney.


I heard that Glen Beck has a video from that time he and Romney killed a girl in 1990.

I bet the time traveling Democrats have a copy of it.
 
2012-05-29 11:00:06 AM  

Mugato: rynthetyn: Honestly, I don't have the slightest clue why, other than "he's not a ni-BONG", anybody could possibly be supporting Romney. He's just an absolutely terrible candidate on so many levels.

It's not necessarily about racism. Some people will vote for a werewolf if they're on their "team".


www.hallopino.com

"Like, um, hello?"

www.likecool.com

"Hello, Texas! I'm Sarah Palin!

www.hallopino.com

"The f---?"
 
2012-05-29 11:00:57 AM  

SpectroBoy: It's not stupid, it's just cold, evil, heartless, morally bankrupt calculus politics. You know, the same skills he used at Bain.


actually I guess you already said that
 
2012-05-29 11:00:58 AM  

Diogenes: So, he's basically admitted it's a policy of appeasement.

[youtomb.mit.edu image 320x240]


Oh whatever happened to that clown, he hasn't seen the light of day since. Hell even Palin's stooge of a D-List Talk Show Host John what's his name has gotten more airtime than Kevin "I'm not THAT Kevin" James.
 
2012-05-29 11:01:01 AM  

madgonad: Further proof that Romney is the real Manchurian Stepford candidate.

Discuss?

 
2012-05-29 11:01:18 AM  
The only people that care about Trump aren't voting Romney anyway.

Romney is smart not to get pulled into the old media game of having to denounce any supporter that isn't a carbon copy of you. It actually helps Romney.
 
2012-05-29 11:02:09 AM  

A Dark Evil Omen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x305]

It has been my understanding that human political figures are expected to "appeal" to the widest number of voters. Are appeals to base ignorance not typical of Republican politicians? Should I have chosen a different strategy?


Data is a positronic pimp. Mitt is running Windows ME.
 
2012-05-29 11:02:14 AM  

ox45tallboy: My sources tell me that Trump waved a fat donation check under Romney's nose, and Romney replied, "yes, master, what am I supposed to be in support of today?"


I believe the exact phrasing was "What is your bidding, my master"
 
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2012-05-29 11:02:59 AM  
What is there to "repudiate"? We have a Kenyan-born Muslim communist in the White House. All of that is verifiable. NONE of it can be proven wrong!

O-ZERO is the most far-left "president" in American history. He is a follower of the Leninist school of thought and is trying to turn the USA into a new USSR. Trump is, if anything, pulling his punches

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-29 11:03:25 AM  
Romney is a strong candidate, so don't let the party-proud teeth gnashing that goes on here give you the wrong impression.

He has an impressive track record in leading a state and in business. Trying to use that against him isn't working, but keep trying.

Marching to the rich vs. poor Obama theme song isn't working either. That divisive rhetoric is only swallowed by the True Believers.

The economy will decide this election, not how Romney reacts to dumbass statements by Donald Trump.
 
2012-05-29 11:05:04 AM  

Cletus C.: rather than play to the lib talking points.


techredible.com
 
2012-05-29 11:05:36 AM  

SpectroBoy: ToxicMunkee: Being rich doesn't make you smart.


Actually it is smart, except for the part where he admits it's a plan.

Some birthers are planning to vote Romney. If he repudiates them, they will not vote for him. However, repudiating him won't GAIN him as many votes as it would cost him.

It's not stupid, it's just cold, evil, heartless, morally bankrupt calculus. You know, the same skills he used at Bain.


If he was savvy enough to go on NPR and repudiate them and then go interview with Breitbart's corpse and embrace them he'd have something going. Has to be in that order too or it wouldn't work.
 
2012-05-29 11:05:54 AM  

Disposable Rob: Al Gore got 50.3%. Just sayin'.


Yep. All R-money needs is 5 SCOTUS justices and here they are:

Roberts
Kennedy
Alito
Scalia
Thomas

Justice Stevens: "A democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold."
 
2012-05-29 11:07:12 AM  
If corporations are legally people, can a corporation sue for "taxation without representation"!?!?!?

I mean sure, they buy influence, but they can't VOTE. I think they deserve congressmen and senators who OPENLY serve them.

Who's with me?!?!?!?!

(what a great way to attack corporate person-hood.)
 
2012-05-29 11:09:18 AM  

SpectroBoy: ToxicMunkee: Being rich doesn't make you smart.


Actually it is smart, except for the part where he admits it's a plan.

Some birthers are planning to vote Romney. If he repudiates them, they will not vote for him. However, repudiating him won't GAIN him as many votes as it would cost him.

It's not stupid, it's just cold, evil, heartless, morally bankrupt calculus. You know, the same skills he used at Bain.


I disagree with your assessment. A birther isn't going to vote for Obama. A birther will either vote Repubican or abstain entirely. If the birther abstains, then their lack of participation may help seal another win for Obama. So, we're looking at two driving desires: a desire to remove a Kenyan Commie traitor from office or the desire to sleep in on election day.

I think you're underestimating the hatred for our current president.
 
2012-05-29 11:09:45 AM  

SpectroBoy: Cletus C.: rather than play to the lib talking points.

[techredible.com image 500x420]


It's a standard Republican attack nowadays - attack your opponent for what you're guilty of.

For example:

Romney mistreated his dog --> Obama once ATE dog.
Romney used private equity to run companies out of business --> Obama did something bad with PUBLIC capital.
Romney is part of the Republican "War on Women" --> More women lost their jobs during Obama's time in office, therefore Obama has the real "War on women"

Saying birthers are dumbasses --> "parroting liberal talking talking points"
 
2012-05-29 11:10:33 AM  

SpectroBoy: Cletus C.: rather than play to the lib talking points.

[techredible.com image 500x420]


Was I misinformed?

startthinkingright.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-29 11:12:06 AM  
Verbaltoxin you said "trope". I can't favorite you because I already have you favorited. Yeah, I'd say bsabsvr is a trope not a meme.
 
2012-05-29 11:12:23 AM  

Delay: Disposable Rob: Al Gore got 50.3%. Just sayin'.

Yep. All R-money needs is 5 SCOTUS justices and here they are:

Roberts
Kennedy
Alito
Scalia
Thomas

Justice Stevens: "A democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold."


So stack the court liberal? That's the answer?
 
2012-05-29 11:13:14 AM  
cdn.front.moveon.org
 
2012-05-29 11:14:36 AM  

Cletus C.: So stack the court liberal? That's the answer?


That would be a start, yes. Those 5 will never re-decide Citizens United.
 
2012-05-29 11:14:58 AM  

Cletus C.: He has an impressive track record in leading a state and in business. Trying to use that against him isn't working, but keep trying.


Riiiight. Spoken like someone who didn't live in MA when he was the Governor. There was nothing impressive about his tenure as Governor. He was the walking definition of "empty suit".

Marching to the rich vs. poor Obama theme song isn't working either. That divisive rhetoric is only swallowed by the True Believers.

What "isn't working" looks like:

Obama has a 28-percentage-point advantage over Romney -- the largest for any issue in the poll -- in Americans' perceptions of which candidate, as president, would better handle living standards for the poorest Americans.
 
2012-05-29 11:16:03 AM  
"You know, I don't agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in. But I need to get 50.1 percent or more and I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people." said Romney, at a fundraiser with David Duke.
 
2012-05-29 11:17:19 AM  

keylock71: Obama has a 28-percentage-point advantage over Romney -- the largest for any issue in the poll -- in Americans' perceptions of which candidate, as president, would better handle living standards for the poorest Americans.


us4.memecdn.com
 
2012-05-29 11:20:07 AM  
www.balloon-juice.com
 
2012-05-29 11:22:24 AM  

keylock71: Cletus C.: He has an impressive track record in leading a state and in business. Trying to use that against him isn't working, but keep trying.

Riiiight. Spoken like someone who didn't live in MA when he was the Governor. There was nothing impressive about his tenure as Governor. He was the walking definition of "empty suit".

Marching to the rich vs. poor Obama theme song isn't working either. That divisive rhetoric is only swallowed by the True Believers.

What "isn't working" looks like:

Obama has a 28-percentage-point advantage over Romney -- the largest for any issue in the poll -- in Americans' perceptions of which candidate, as president, would better handle living standards for the poorest Americans.


Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.
 
2012-05-29 11:22:56 AM  

Serious Black: You can win 270 electoral votes, and the presidency, by winning less than 22% of the popular vote if you win all the states with the highest electoral votes per capita, win those states by exactly one vote each, and lose every single other vote in the country. Yay democracy!


Whoever told you that this was a democracy lied to you.
 
2012-05-29 11:25:20 AM  

Diogenes: So, he's basically admitted it's a policy of appeasement.

[youtomb.mit.edu image 320x240]


That was probably Chris' best moment on his show. The way he refused to give that douche a pass and let him dig himself deeper and deeper into a hole made for some of the most entertaining television I've ever seen.

Hell, it helped me get my father (hardcore conservative) to see how pathetic so many of these attacks on the president, and now he takes a lot of the things about him with a grain of salt. If my father loves one thing more than the "game" of politics, is someone making an utter ass of himself who can blame no one but himself for it.
 
2012-05-29 11:25:43 AM  

Cletus C.: Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.


But wouldn't it have been class warfare if Obama had done anything to stop it?
 
2012-05-29 11:26:36 AM  

The Name: Cletus C.: Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.

But wouldn't it have been class warfare if Obama had done anything to stop it?


He tried his darndest. Which may just be the problem.
 
2012-05-29 11:28:36 AM  

The Name: Cletus C.: Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.

But wouldn't it have been class warfare if Obama had done anything to stop it?


4.7 = the average number of minutes a 21st century Republican / conservative takes to achieve maximum cognitive dissonance in an internet thread.

//Coe's Law, we'll call it.
 
2012-05-29 11:31:14 AM  
I'm not saying I'm a Wifer, but I think we have a right to see the longform marriage certificate.

www.mediaite.com
 
2012-05-29 11:34:59 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-29 11:35:25 AM  

coeyagi: The Name: Cletus C.: Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.

But wouldn't it have been class warfare if Obama had done anything to stop it?

4.7 = the average number of minutes a 21st century Republican / conservative takes to achieve maximum cognitive dissonance in an internet thread.

//Coe's Law, we'll call it.


doesn't one have to maintain 2 conflicting opinions to experience CD? I don't think you can take a direct quote from a person and use a generalized notion that others of similar political leanings have expressed to make that case.
 
2012-05-29 11:36:17 AM  

keylock71: Cletus C.: He has an impressive track record in leading a state and in business. Trying to use that against him isn't working, but keep trying.

Riiiight. Spoken like someone who didn't live in MA when he was the Governor. There was nothing impressive about his tenure as Governor. He was the walking definition of "empty suit".

Marching to the rich vs. poor Obama theme song isn't working either. That divisive rhetoric is only swallowed by the True Believers.

What "isn't working" looks like:

Obama has a 28-percentage-point advantage over Romney -- the largest for any issue in the poll -- in Americans' perceptions of which candidate, as president, would better handle living standards for the poorest Americans.


And yet, Obama only leads 1% overall against Romney. Seems like there's some kind of disconnect in the mindset of average everyday America.
 
2012-05-29 11:38:38 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: aearra: What the scum really needs is more voters with an IQ of 50 - perfectly doable in the excited states.

I'm not familiar with the term "excited states" outside of physics.


That's exactly what your wife said.
 
2012-05-29 11:40:48 AM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: cameroncrazy1984: aearra: What the scum really needs is more voters with an IQ of 50 - perfectly doable in the excited states.

I'm not familiar with the term "excited states" outside of physics.

That's exactly what your wife said.


latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2012-05-29 11:40:49 AM  

Cletus C.: keylock71: Cletus C.: He has an impressive track record in leading a state and in business. Trying to use that against him isn't working, but keep trying.

Riiiight. Spoken like someone who didn't live in MA when he was the Governor. There was nothing impressive about his tenure as Governor. He was the walking definition of "empty suit".

Marching to the rich vs. poor Obama theme song isn't working either. That divisive rhetoric is only swallowed by the True Believers.

What "isn't working" looks like:

Obama has a 28-percentage-point advantage over Romney -- the largest for any issue in the poll -- in Americans' perceptions of which candidate, as president, would better handle living standards for the poorest Americans.

Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.


"Obama's rule"? Great, another moran who doesn't understand seperation of powers.

/hint: the POTUS is not the king.
 
2012-05-29 11:40:54 AM  

aearra: What the scum really needs is more voters with an IQ of 50 - perfectly doable in the excited states.


Isn't that where the Excitable Boy is from?
 
2012-05-29 11:41:35 AM  
Even funnier is that he doesn't understand the electotal college...
 
2012-05-29 11:44:02 AM  

coeyagi: Cletus C.: I'm not so concerned with hearing what Romney thinks about what others say. I'm more interested in what he has to say.

And I'm OK with what he's said about the birther nonsense, especially if he's said nothing.

You surely are a man in pursuit of truth (as long as that truth involves banging your cousin on the hood of a Ford Fiesta while smacked up on Meth).


In all fairness... His cousin is hot. And, it was a first year Gremlin. And PCP. Never confuse the PCP.

/Truth. Bro. Dude.
 
2012-05-29 11:44:57 AM  
50.1%?
And here I thought Al Gore had more votes than W.
 
2012-05-29 11:46:13 AM  

Cletus C.: Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.


For future reference, you'll find, "I got nothin'" is easier to type, Mr. Deflecto.
 
2012-05-29 11:46:34 AM  

Cletus C.: The Name: Cletus C.: Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.

But wouldn't it have been class warfare if Obama had done anything to stop it?

He tried his darndest. Which may just be the problem.


How? Be specific.
 
2012-05-29 11:50:32 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Cletus C.: The Name: Cletus C.: Apparently they haven't noticed the wealth gap has widened under Obama's rule.

But wouldn't it have been class warfare if Obama had done anything to stop it?

He tried his darndest. Which may just be the problem.

How? Be specific.


I'd also like to hear the rationale for how Obama should be blamed for both causing and trying to stop the increase in the wealth gap.
 
2012-05-29 11:52:30 AM  
"I need to get 50.1 percent"

i2.kym-cdn.com

US presidential elections do not work that way!
 
2012-05-29 11:52:55 AM  

xanadian: And yet, Obama only leads 1% overall against Romney. Seems like there's some kind of disconnect in the mindset of average everyday America.


Well, there's your problem. Rasmussen doesn't track the mindset of the average, everyday American.
 
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