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(Washington Post)   The Democrats' message is simple: No thoughtful person could reasonably oppose Obama. He is our one and only solution. If you think otherwise, it is a pity that you are probably a racist, selfish   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 512
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2012-06-22 09:21:13 AM  
Which I'm sure Fark's conservatives will only demonstrate with their thoughtful, fact-filled explanations of their opposition that in no way make them sound like selfish ideologues.
 
2012-06-22 09:24:35 AM  
As opposed to, you know: No God-fearing, country-loving person could reasonably oppose Bush. He is our one and only solution. If you think otherwise, it is a pity that you are an amoral traitor.
 
2012-06-22 09:25:02 AM  
While it may be true that Obama is not the only solution to the problems facing the country, it is even more clear and true that the Republicans are not the solution to anything other than the question "who wants to destroy the country and drive us back into the dark ages because they are selfish children who only want their team to win no matter the cost? Also, Because Jesus."
 
2012-06-22 09:29:25 AM  
Meh, it's not even really about Obama. I don't think a thoughtful person could reasonably choose the Republican Party over the Democratic Party these days. There may be specific sets of candidates that make sense, but looking at what the Republicans have become it's obvious that overall they've chosen to put governing aside in favor of playing the most ridiculously political games that they can come up with.
 
2012-06-22 09:29:49 AM  
It's not like he is trying to cover up a murder or anything.....

Oh wait, never mind.
 
2012-06-22 09:30:08 AM  
Funny, I didn't see that particular message strewn all over the Democratic talking point sites this morning.

Must just be an oversight.
 
2012-06-22 09:30:54 AM  
Obama's plan has always been to avoid his record

And what better way to avoid his record than to make a movie about it. It all makes perfect sense!

As Obama slips in the polls and states fall out of his 270 electoral vote column

lol okay
 
2012-06-22 09:34:40 AM  
The reason no thoughtful person would support the Republican platform is because the party has chased all of the thoughtful people away. What you have left is a hateful core that intimidates into submission anyone who opposes them, who are so convinced of their own rightness that they refuse to compromise on anything, and are willing to blow up the country if they don't get their way. Sorry if it makes me an elitist, but unless you're rich, you're an idiot for voting with the current Republican Party.
 
2012-06-22 09:38:18 AM  

BillCo: It's not like he is trying to cover up a murder or anything.....

Oh wait, never mind.


Vince Foster died again?
 
2012-06-22 09:41:36 AM  

Mentat: The reason no thoughtful person would support the Republican platform is because the party has chased all of the thoughtful people away. What you have left is a hateful core that intimidates into submission anyone who opposes them, who are so convinced of their own rightness that they refuse to compromise on anything, and are willing to blow up the country if they don't get their way. Sorry if it makes me an elitist, but unless you're rich, you're an idiot for voting with the current Republican Party.


Sad part is, that's half the country.


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2012-06-22 09:43:03 AM  

BillCo: It's not like he is trying to cover up a murder or anything.....

Oh wait, never mind.


and that is why the Republicans have failed....
 
2012-06-22 09:43:09 AM  

BunkoSquad: Vince Foster died again?


it's worse than that...

Obangbus Did 9/11
 
2012-06-22 09:43:36 AM  
Thoughtful people understand that both sides are bad and support Obama only as a lesser of two evils. In an ideal world, his glad-handing, neoliberal, warmongering ass would be a part of some fringe third party that people would look at with disdain (not as much so as the Republicans, of course, who would be treated like the protofascists they are).
 
2012-06-22 09:47:34 AM  

BillCo: It's not like he is trying to cover up a murder or anything.....

Oh wait, never mind.


How is that chicken's cornhole doing?
 
2012-06-22 09:47:44 AM  

Jackson Herring: BunkoSquad: Vince Foster died again?

it's worse than that...

Obangbus Did 9/11


Does anyone know where Barack HUSSEIN Obama was when the Lusitania was sunk? Didn't think so.
 
2012-06-22 09:48:30 AM  

Mentat: The reason no thoughtful person would support the Republican platform is because the party has chased all of the thoughtful people away. What you have left is a hateful core that intimidates into submission anyone who opposes them, who are so convinced of their own rightness that they refuse to compromise on anything, and are willing to blow up the country if they don't get their way. Sorry if it makes me an elitist, but unless you're rich, you're an idiot for voting with the current Republican Party.


basically, this is true. the Republicans have no real legislative agenda. oh they've got a slate full of social conservative issues but in terms of concrete legislative issues on the the important matters (i.e. the economy, infrastructure, future tech development) the GOP excuse for answers seems to be 'tax cuts for the rich' and nothing more. In fact, the more you look the less you find.

so as a voter your choice is between Obama - who is a moderately right of center guy with ideas that might not be the best fit, but at least he's trying to fix things or Romney who's a hard right wing religious cultist with a track record of both vulture AND crony capitalism as well as an expressed love of dominionist theocracy....well, the choice is pretty clear: Obama wins by a mile.
 
2012-06-22 09:48:48 AM  

BillCo: It's not like he is trying to cover up a murder or anything.....

Oh wait, never mind.


OK, I know what you're talking about, but I want to read how you explain it. So I'll bite...

What murder is he covering up?
 
2012-06-22 09:49:00 AM  

Shaggy_C: Thoughtful people understand that both sides are bad and support Obama only as a lesser of two evils. In an ideal world, his glad-handing, neoliberal, warmongering ass would be a part of some fringe third party that people would look at with disdain (not as much so as the Republicans, of course, who would be treated like the protofascists they are).


You know, I don't always agree with you, but this post is pretty spot-on.
 
2012-06-22 09:51:20 AM  

Weaver95: basically, this is true. the Republicans have no real legislative agenda. oh they've got a slate full of social conservative issues but in terms of concrete legislative issues on the the important matters (i.e. the economy, infrastructure, future tech development) the GOP excuse for answers seems to be 'tax cuts for the rich' and nothing more. In fact, the more you look the less you find.


You forgot war with Iran....or someone. I expect the GOP isn't too picky.
 
2012-06-22 09:51:21 AM  

BillCo: It's not like he is trying to cover up a murder or anything.....

Oh wait, never mind.


That boarder agint saw Soetoros's time masheen. He new to much. So he gave guns to the gunless cartells and had them kill him. It's all comming together now. Thank you for reveeling the truth, Bill Clinton.
 
2012-06-22 09:51:23 AM  
The republicans message is simple: RICH PEOPLE NEED TAX CUTS. MEXICANS KENYA SOCIALISTS GAYS ABORTIONS ARE EVIL. CONCEALED WEAPONS FOR EVERYONE YOU AMERICA-HATERS
 
2012-06-22 09:51:58 AM  
Please. If there are Americans who outright worship and deify President Obama like the Republicans do with Ronald Reagan, I haven't met any of them. That would be exceedingly bizarre given that I live in the one liberal oasis in Kansas that could fall to Communism any minute now.
 
2012-06-22 09:53:32 AM  
He's not the only solution. He's the only viable solution, as either he or Mitt Romney will be standing on the Capitol steps come January 20, 2013.
 
2012-06-22 09:53:36 AM  
The Democrats' message is simple: No thoughtful person could reasonably oppose Obama. He is our one and only solution. If you think otherwise, it is a pity that you are probably a racist, selfish

That message is tailored towards world nut daily and american stinker readers fox news viewers as a dismissal of them and their birfer arguments.

The message tailored towards moderates is that Romney and the republicans are extremists and maybe Obama ain't the greatest but he is better than them.
 
2012-06-22 09:53:41 AM  
Submitter, if you want to be thought of as a thoughtful Obama opponent, finish your farking sentences.
 
2012-06-22 09:53:44 AM  
You know, a LOT of Democrats and Independents don't particularly LOVE Obama and disagree with him on numerous issues, and think he could be doing much better, etc....

That being said, voting for Romney and the Republicans in Congress is NOT an option.

Obama may be mediocre, but Romney and ESPECIALLY the Republicans in Congress are an absolute disaster.
 
2012-06-22 09:55:37 AM  
I was so hoping this thread would disprove the foolish notion put forth in the headline.

Sigh.
 
2012-06-22 09:55:51 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: While it may be true that Obama is not the only solution to the problems facing the country, it is even more clear and true that the Republicans are not the solution to anything other than the question "who wants to destroy the country and drive us back into the dark ages because they are selfish children who only want their team to win no matter the cost? Also, Because Jesus."


SphericalTime: Meh, it's not even really about Obama. I don't think a thoughtful person could reasonably choose the Republican Party over the Democratic Party these days. There may be specific sets of candidates that make sense, but looking at what the Republicans have become it's obvious that overall they've chosen to put governing aside in favor of playing the most ridiculously political games that they can come up with.



This and This.
 
2012-06-22 09:56:02 AM  

Kurmudgeon: Weaver95: basically, this is true. the Republicans have no real legislative agenda. oh they've got a slate full of social conservative issues but in terms of concrete legislative issues on the the important matters (i.e. the economy, infrastructure, future tech development) the GOP excuse for answers seems to be 'tax cuts for the rich' and nothing more. In fact, the more you look the less you find.

You forgot war with Iran....or someone. I expect the GOP isn't too picky.


when it comes to blowing up the desert, no - I don't think the Republicans care much which patch of desert they're bombing...it's just important to them that SOMEONE is getting blown up.
 
2012-06-22 09:56:38 AM  
Oh, and since nobody has mentioned this yet, I'll QFTMFT:

"Yes, Obama duped young people by not doing every single thing they want. So now, they'll all vote Republican. It's like when I want some bread, I won't settle for half a loaf. Instead, I will have a muffin made of broken glass." - Stephen Colbert
 
2012-06-22 09:56:58 AM  
It takes too much thought to notice the unsustainable growth of entitlements and debt interest. I mean, why look at a future 10 years down the road. It's not myopic to not notice Medicare spending is growing at 5% a year while gdp grows at 2%, that will never be a problem! 100% debt to gdp ratio? Pffft. Just because historically a ratio that big aligned with 2% gdp growth compared to the average of 3%...

Only one party is actually looking at the numbers and telling people there is a problem looming, and it is not the democrats. All democrats are doing is paving the road to hell with short sighted entitlement spending. It is not thoughtful, it is bribery.

The united states will survive until the day congress discovers it can bribe the people with its own money.

Even Democrats crying out for Keynes is a Damn joke. Not once have they asked for reduced spending in good times, a critical part of his theory. Sorry, democrats are nothing more than myopic morons with huge wish lists. When one analyzes projected growth and realizes we are on an unsustainable path, come get me. Not one is willing to put their career in danger by addressing the obvious.
 
2012-06-22 09:57:38 AM  
Obama's solutions to various problems are not satisfactory to many, and whether it is reasonable to oppose what Obama is doing depends on what you compare his course of action to.

One alternative is from the Republicans in Congress. They want to make changes that drastically skew even more tax burden away from high incomes and investments, and drastically change the nature of Medicare. These are substantial changes, and though I don't favor them, a reasonable person might. There's something there to talk about there.

Then you have Mitt Romney. He says some of the same things the members of Congress say, but it is obvious to everyone that if he were in office today he'd be making almost the exact same choices Obama is making on most issues. There's no need for debate there. You might as well go with the guy already in office.

Now, you might believe that Romney will start to implement some of the reactionary, austere stuff that's been coming out of the House of Representatives. However, most people realize that there's a difference between the bills put out by Congress when they're in power and what they put out when they're not in power. In other words, once the realization sinks in that Romney might actually sign their Medicare-privatization bill, many Republican members of Congress will suddenly get cold feet about it.
 
2012-06-22 09:58:07 AM  
Last election the vote I cast wasn't so much FOR Obama, as it was AGAINST the befuddled-PTSD-suffering-nitwit and his hillbilly bimbo sidekick. In fact, as I look back on my voting record, it's clear that I've never voted for anyone--I'm always voting against a completely unacceptable candidate by casting a ballot for one who is only marginally unacceptable. This depresses me greatly.
 
2012-06-22 09:58:14 AM  

MyRandomName: It takes too much thought to notice the unsustainable growth of entitlements and debt interest. I mean, why look at a future 10 years down the road. It's not myopic to not notice Medicare spending is growing at 5% a year while gdp grows at 2%, that will never be a problem! 100% debt to gdp ratio? Pffft. Just because historically a ratio that big aligned with 2% gdp growth compared to the average of 3%...

Only one party is actually looking at the numbers and telling people there is a problem looming, and it is not the democrats. All democrats are doing is paving the road to hell with short sighted entitlement spending. It is not thoughtful, it is bribery.

The united states will survive until the day congress discovers it can bribe the people with its own money.

Even Democrats crying out for Keynes is a Damn joke. Not once have they asked for reduced spending in good times, a critical part of his theory. Sorry, democrats are nothing more than myopic morons with huge wish lists. When one analyzes projected growth and realizes we are on an unsustainable path, come get me. Not one is willing to put their career in danger by addressing the obvious.


And the GOP solution to all this is...tax cuts for the rich and ship MORE jobs overseas.
 
2012-06-22 09:58:49 AM  

vernonFL: You know, a LOT of Democrats and Independents don't particularly LOVE Obama and disagree with him on numerous issues, and think he could be doing much better, etc....

That being said, voting for Romney and the Republicans in Congress is NOT an option.

Obama may be mediocre, but Romney and ESPECIALLY the Republicans in Congress are an absolute disaster.


It's the third option that worries me - that those who are disappointed won't vote at all.
 
2012-06-22 09:59:59 AM  
And Republicans are saying what, exactly, in response? Golly Gee the Democrats are good people but we just happen to disagree on a few issues? If only we could all just get along and use the best parts of both our plans to make something better than either of us had to begin with?
 
2012-06-22 10:00:22 AM  

MyRandomName: Only one party is actually looking at the numbers and telling people there is a problem looming


And to fix it they want to shift the cost burden to the middle class and cut taxes for the rich... for the majority of Americans riding it into the ground is a better alternative.
 
2012-06-22 10:00:49 AM  

Serious Black: Please. If there are Americans who outright worship and deify President Obama like the Republicans do with Ronald Reagan, I haven't met any of them.


The deification of Reagan came after several years of him being out of the limelight. The GOP had to spend a good chunk of time waiting for the fickle American people to forget his actual record so that they could trot out a fabricated memory of the Halcyon Days of the 1980s. Democrats started doing the same thing with Bill Clinton a couple years ago, too. I think if a party can get a two-time president into office, they take that as an epic win and have to keep the memory alive as a means of drumming up more support. You don't want to run away from a record of success.

That being said, I'm sure we're going to see a revisiting of the George W Bush presidency in a few years, extolling his bravery and bold decision-making in light of the terrorist menace that defined his presidency. We may even get the revisionist history that his tax cuts caused the "boom" of the 2000s while all mention of the subsequent crash will be placed at the feet of his successor. Oh, wait, we don't have to wait for that last part; it's already happening.
 
2012-06-22 10:01:25 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Last election the vote I cast wasn't so much FOR Obama, as it was AGAINST the befuddled-PTSD-suffering-nitwit and his hillbilly bimbo sidekick. In fact, as I look back on my voting record, it's clear that I've never voted for anyone--I'm always voting against a completely unacceptable candidate by casting a ballot for one who is only marginally unacceptable. This depresses me greatly.


Same.

The only person I truly voted for Michael Hyung of the All Day Breakfast Party, for a House seat in New Jersey. I liked his position on bacon.
 
2012-06-22 10:01:49 AM  
Nooo.... there are plenty of rational, well-thought out, and coherent reasons to be in opposition with Obama.

Unfortuantely, almost all of those reasons are more liberal/socialist positions, with Obama being very much center, if not center-right.

The Teabagger/GOP position is centered around bigotry, xenophobia, etc.
 
2012-06-22 10:01:54 AM  

MyRandomName: Only one party is actually looking at the numbers and telling people there is a problem looming, and it is not the democrats.


Really? Cause, you know, you may want to look at Paul Ryan's budget and ask him why it would require us to raise the debt ceiling by a total of $8 trillion over the next ten years, or about $500 billion more than would be necessary under Obama's budget that was submitted to Congress.
 
2012-06-22 10:03:03 AM  
Sound strategy.
 
2012-06-22 10:03:30 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Michael Hyung of the All Day Breakfast Party


I too only vote for porno names running on fatty meat platforms.

//fatty meat
 
2012-06-22 10:03:54 AM  

Headso: MyRandomName: Only one party is actually looking at the numbers and telling people there is a problem looming

And to fix it they want to shift the cost burden to the middle class and cut taxes for the rich... for the majority of Americans riding it into the ground is a better alternative.


Oh and by the way that won't actually fix it. And it will blow up medicare.
 
2012-06-22 10:04:37 AM  

Mentat: you're an idiot for voting with the current Republican Party.


I don't care a bit for either party's policies, but absent a viable third party I support what's most likely to cause gridlock.

When I hear the expression "bipartisanship" I think "fark me, the roaches and the rats have teamed up to ravage my apartment."
 
2012-06-22 10:05:01 AM  
If you think otherwise, it is a pity that you are probably a racist, selfish

...a racist, selfish what?
 
2012-06-22 10:05:42 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Headso: MyRandomName: Only one party is actually looking at the numbers and telling people there is a problem looming

And to fix it they want to shift the cost burden to the middle class and cut taxes for the rich... for the majority of Americans riding it into the ground is a better alternative.

Oh and by the way that won't actually fix it. And it will blow up medicare.


yes I should have put "fix" in quotes..
 
2012-06-22 10:06:01 AM  

qorkfiend: He's not the only solution. He's the only viable solution, as either he or Mitt Romney will be standing on the Capitol steps come January 20, 2013.


www.newsrealblog.com
 
2012-06-22 10:06:48 AM  

clancifer: How is that chicken's cornhole doing?


Redacted.
 
2012-06-22 10:07:47 AM  
I'll take Obama over the sociopaths of the GOP any day of the week. Why should we reward the GOP with the white house when they offer no clear plans of their own, no leadership, and have actively blocked any attempts to make things better over the last four years?

They are terrorists, nothing more.
 
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