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(Talking Points Memo)   Richard Mourdock accidentally releases four pre-taped reactions to the Obamacare ruling from the future   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 151
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2012-06-21 06:37:23 PM
There's your guy, Teabaggers. Vote with honor and integrity!
 
2012-06-21 06:40:32 PM
"Richard Mourdock's entire career has been about politics, not people," Donnelly campaign manger Paul Tencher said in a statement. "His calculated and pre-staged video montage proves that TEA Party, partisan politics is what Richard Mourdock cares about. like every politician, he prepares remarks in advance."

The guy is an asshole, but is this really a story? You think Obama didn't have a speech prepared for the possibility that the Bin Laden raid failed?
 
2012-06-21 06:43:34 PM
Meh. It's called covering your bases. I'll bet every major politician has prepared a couple of different statements or speeches for this.
 
2012-06-21 06:44:59 PM
But was President Ford delicious?
 
2012-06-21 06:47:08 PM

Quasar: "Richard Mourdock's entire career has been about politics, not people," Donnelly campaign manger Paul Tencher said in a statement. "His calculated and pre-staged video montage proves that TEA Party, partisan politics is what Richard Mourdock cares about. like every politician, he prepares remarks in advance."

The guy is an asshole, but is this really a story? You think Obama didn't have a speech prepared for the possibility that the Bin Laden raid failed?


Prepared, but not pre-taped. That's just weird.
 
2012-06-21 06:48:19 PM
As one who has nothing but contempt for Let Them Die of Cancer man I have to say:

"Meh. Whatever. The only story here is that he accidentally released them. And even that is no more exciting than if he'd accidentally CC'd his whole address book with a mail telling his wife he found his keys on the kitchen table or something."
 
2012-06-21 06:50:48 PM
This guy is a dope.
 
2012-06-21 06:51:23 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Quasar: "Richard Mourdock's entire career has been about politics, not people," Donnelly campaign manger Paul Tencher said in a statement. "His calculated and pre-staged video montage proves that TEA Party, partisan politics is what Richard Mourdock cares about. like every politician, he prepares remarks in advance."

The guy is an asshole, but is this really a story? You think Obama didn't have a speech prepared for the possibility that the Bin Laden raid failed?

Prepared, but not pre-taped. That's just weird.


Well, what if they found out he was in the closet while he was on vacation?
 
2012-06-21 06:52:00 PM

Aarontology: I'll bet every major politician has prepared a couple of different statements or speeches for this.


Yes, but how many are so f*cking stupid they post all of them online?

Link should run against this guy. He'd win!
 
2012-06-21 06:59:42 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Quasar: "Richard Mourdock's entire career has been about politics, not people," Donnelly campaign manger Paul Tencher said in a statement. "His calculated and pre-staged video montage proves that TEA Party, partisan politics is what Richard Mourdock cares about. like every politician, he prepares remarks in advance."

The guy is an asshole, but is this really a story? You think Obama didn't have a speech prepared for the possibility that the Bin Laden raid failed?

Prepared, but not pre-taped. That's just weird.


i218.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-21 07:26:14 PM

Aarontology: Meh. It's called covering your bases. I'll bet every major politician has prepared a couple of different statements or speeches for this.


i'm sure that's true....but not everyone leaks their end game statements to the press before the outcome has been decided.
 
2012-06-21 07:26:43 PM
The only people that hate Obamacare have absolutely no idea what it is.
 
2012-06-21 07:31:58 PM

Quasar: "Richard Mourdock's entire career has been about politics, not people," Donnelly campaign manger Paul Tencher said in a statement. "His calculated and pre-staged video montage proves that TEA Party, partisan politics is what Richard Mourdock cares about. like every politician, he prepares remarks in advance."

The guy is an asshole, but is this really a story? You think Obama didn't have a speech prepared for the possibility that the Bin Laden raid failed?


"Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace."

/nonissue
 
2012-06-21 07:35:12 PM
Marcus Aurelius: The only people that hate Obamacare have absolutely no idea what it is.

So, most people?
 
2012-06-21 07:39:51 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The only people that hate Obamacare have absolutely no idea what it is.


Most Republicans i've spoken to about it don't seem to have any interest in actually finding out more about the program, or what it might mean to them personally. they just know it's 'Obamacare' and anything Obama does is 'evil'.
 
2012-06-21 07:43:50 PM
And your point being?
 
2012-06-21 07:54:31 PM

unlikely: As one who has nothing but contempt for Let Them Die of Cancer man I have to say:


i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-21 07:58:54 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Knows about preparing 2 speeches ahead of time
 
2012-06-21 08:13:42 PM
i remember a bunch of years back the new york times released an obituary for some famous person who had died that day that was written by a nyt reporter who had died like 5 years prior. they write obituaries for famous people in order to be prepared, not because they want those people to die. who gives a sh*t.
 
2012-06-21 09:14:13 PM
t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-21 09:16:49 PM
I read that as Rupert Murdoch, which would have been pretty funny. And unsurprising.
 
2012-06-21 09:17:23 PM
So Richard Mourdock will be spending the whole year in Barbados?
 
2012-06-21 09:19:53 PM

BiblioTech: "Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace."


..."revealed in 1999". 30 years after.

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Knows about preparing 2 speeches ahead of time


...also knows about tempting fate.
And looking like an idiot.
 
2012-06-21 09:20:49 PM
I ganked the videos. What do now?
 
2012-06-21 09:25:12 PM
BiblioTech 2012-06-21 07:31:58 PM

[bullshiat comparison]

Pistols at dawn, thou foulness!
 
2012-06-21 09:26:43 PM
Non story.

I wonder what the thread would look like if a liberal democrat had done this.
 
2012-06-21 09:28:17 PM
Oblig:

thumbnails.hulu.com
 
2012-06-21 09:28:29 PM
Ok, so lots of people prepare remarks and what not. But it takes a special kind of dipshiat to record something that starts with "Today, the court did something that none of us could have expected" for something that hasn't happened yet.

Moron.
 
2012-06-21 09:29:22 PM
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2012-06-21 06:47:08 PM
Quasar: "Richard Mourdock's entire career has been about politics, not people," Donnelly campaign manger Paul Tencher said in a statement. "His calculated and pre-staged video montage proves that TEA Party, partisan politics is what Richard Mourdock cares about. like every politician, he prepares remarks in advance."

The guy is an asshole, but is this really a story? You think Obama didn't have a speech prepared for the possibility that the Bin Laden raid failed?

Prepared, but not pre-taped. That's just weird.


When campaigning, the only thing more valuable and increasingly less available than money is TIME. The fact that he pre-taped his responses is not news. The campaign releasing all of the responses early is a minor fark up, but that is not uncommon in a campaign (if this is the worst fark up his campaign makes, he'll be in good shape). Is this news? No, not really. Is this an opportunity for his opponent to have fun at Mourdock's expense? Absolutely.
 
2012-06-21 09:29:55 PM
"Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone."

Ike assuming responsibility for the failed D-Day invasion attempt.
 
2012-06-21 09:30:24 PM
SO? SO WHAT?

Am I supposed to care? Am I supposed to be outraged that a politician has the foresight to recognize that the outcome will be one of several strictly defined possibilities? Am I supposed to do be baffled and confused or morally outraged that he knows in advance what his reaction to various rulings will be? He already knows he doesn't support it, he already knows this, and from that he can know what his statement is going to be.

Did you expect Republicans to be dancing in the streets with glee if SCOTUS ruled against their position? Don't be obtuse. There's two parties to any case before SCOTUS, those on this side and those on that side. One side or the other will always have a little bit more dissatisfaction with their ruling than the other. It'll always happen. It's the nature of the court.

So this guy prepares for any eventuality -- ok I guess he didn't tape a "Martians ate the Chief Justice" response, but bear with me -- and I'm supposed to be outraged by it? No. Disagree with his politics, maybe. Disagree with his positions, maybe. Disagree with his methods, maybe. But give a damn that he can anticipate rulings and toss in an "If you believe as I do..." message?

Farks given: Zero.
 
2012-06-21 09:33:16 PM

NewportBarGuy: Aarontology: I'll bet every major politician has prepared a couple of different statements or speeches for this.

Yes, but how many are so f*cking stupid they post all of them online?

Link should run against this guy. He'd win!


This.

Eisenhower (ok, he was not president then, but still) had a speech prepared in case the invasion of Normandy failed and the troops had to be recalled. But he didn't a) make a tape recording of it and b) release it to the media a month early. As I'm sure Obama had a speech prepared in case the SEALs got massacred at that Pakistani compound instead of vice versa. But he didn't tell anyone about it FIRST.
 
2012-06-21 09:35:47 PM

JerkStore: Oblig:

[thumbnails.hulu.com image 512x288]


I tried to find this earlier and post it but was having some GIS challenges.

+1
 
2012-06-21 09:36:18 PM
whens the obamacare verdict?
 
2012-06-21 09:37:32 PM
Well, at least he really didn't fark up by releasing his prepared Abe Vigoda eulogy.
 
2012-06-21 09:37:43 PM
Prepping multiple speeches for any possible outcome is normal. Politicians and their campaigns farking up with technology, the internet, and social networking is also normal. This is neither newsworthy nor outrage worthy.
 
2012-06-21 09:43:14 PM

Emposter: Prepping multiple speeches for any possible outcome is normal. Politicians and their campaigns farking up with technology, the internet, and social networking is also normal. This is neither newsworthy nor outrage worthy.


The former is neither newsworthy nor outrageous.

The latter--that politicians haven't yet figured out the Internet after nearly 20 years--is both newsworthy and outrageous.
 
2012-06-21 09:46:03 PM
So he doesn't understand how the Internet works. Big whoop.
 
2012-06-21 09:47:29 PM
So vote Republican
 
2012-06-21 09:47:32 PM
By itself is it a story? No, hell no. But add in the cancer answer from last week, and the my idea of compromise is Dems agreeing with me and you start to see a guy who isn't ready for prime time. Remember he's a state treasurer in a state where that position means jackshiat.

He exists to prove there is a ceiling to the Peter Principle.
 
2012-06-21 09:48:35 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Quasar: "Richard Mourdock's entire career has been about politics, not people," Donnelly campaign manger Paul Tencher said in a statement. "His calculated and pre-staged video montage proves that TEA Party, partisan politics is what Richard Mourdock cares about. like every politician, he prepares remarks in advance."

The guy is an asshole, but is this really a story? You think Obama didn't have a speech prepared for the possibility that the Bin Laden raid failed?

Prepared, but not pre-taped. That's just weird.


What's weird, every newsroom has this more than likely. Most have Celebrity Death montage's as well. This isn't a new thing for Newsrooms.
 
2012-06-21 09:49:42 PM
This is the first time I've heard the guy speak. Politics aside, he has all the charisma of a sack of doorknobs.
 
2012-06-21 09:50:25 PM
It's not a huge shock that he's prepared every statement. Everyone does that. On the other hand, it's pretty funny that he posted every single one of them, and if you can't get a chuckle out of that, you need to step back from the (pick a side) Kool-Aid.
 
2012-06-21 09:50:31 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Murdock...
 
2012-06-21 09:50:35 PM
sick of all the shiat stories on fark

i submitted one today of the chief enforcer of canada election laws suddenly and surprisingly retiring during the middle of canadas biggest electoral fraud scandal
and that didnt even get a green light

fark you fark you piece of shiat
 
2012-06-21 09:52:32 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

This is not a dream... not a dream. We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver. We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference. You are receiving this broadcast as a dream. We are transmitting from the year two, zero, one, two. You are receiving this broadcast in order to alter the events you are seeing. Our technology has not developed a transmitter strong enough to reach your conscious state of awareness, but this is not a dream. You are seeing what is actually occurring for the purpose of causality violation.
 
2012-06-21 09:53:16 PM
OH.

MY.


GOD.


This is a big farking deal, ya'll.


I get my information from Talking Points Memo and this changes everything!!
 
2012-06-21 09:54:59 PM

ontariolightning: sick of all the shiat stories on fark

i submitted one today of the chief enforcer of canada election laws suddenly and surprisingly retiring during the middle of canadas biggest electoral fraud scandal
and that didnt even get a green light

fark you fark you piece of shiat


Welcome to Fark memes.
 
2012-06-21 09:57:31 PM

Gyrfalcon: Emposter: Prepping multiple speeches for any possible outcome is normal. Politicians and their campaigns farking up with technology, the internet, and social networking is also normal. This is neither newsworthy nor outrage worthy.

The former is neither newsworthy nor outrageous.

The latter--that politicians haven't yet figured out the Internet after nearly 20 years--is both newsworthy and outrageous.


It's amusing, but not newsworthy. It's the kind of thing I'd expect in a twitter or blog post, or to see a short bit on the daily show or Maddow or something. TPM, on the other hand, is trying to pretend it's actual news. It's as pathetic from TPM as similar attempts are from Fox and other right wing orgs.
 
2012-06-21 09:57:55 PM
anongallery.org
 
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