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(The Atlantic Wire)   The laid off steelworker who's the star of an anti-Romney attack ad ain't exactly a huge fan of Obama either, calling him "a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard"   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 117
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2012-07-18 11:54:26 AM
And this matters...how?
 
2012-07-18 11:59:11 AM

Lando Lincoln: And this matters...how?


It means Sarah Palin is automatically president and Donnie is out of his element.
 
2012-07-18 11:59:13 AM
Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?
 
2012-07-18 11:59:20 AM
The guy was hired to rant about what a douche Romney is. I suppose, after not being paid, he has flipped and now rants about what a douche Obama is
 
2012-07-18 12:02:33 PM
"I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn't done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing. He doesn't have the guts to say what's on his mind."

Except pass health care reform, which David Frum called the "most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s" for conservatives & Republicans and took the first big step towards universal healthcare. Seems like the bigger problem is that the guy is uninformed (which is still the Obama campaign's fault).
 
2012-07-18 12:05:09 PM

mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?


Bootstraps!
 
2012-07-18 12:05:31 PM

Lumpmoose: Except pass health care reform, which David Frum called the "most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s" for conservatives & Republicans and took the first big step towards universal healthcare. Seems like the bigger problem is that the guy is uninformed (which is still the Obama campaign's fault).


If when you are broke, out of work, and raided your 401K, you know you can't afford the premiums,...much less the deductibles.....

I feel for this guy
 
2012-07-18 12:12:25 PM

mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?


Because Joe the Plumber is so 2008?
 
2012-07-18 12:12:35 PM

EnviroDude: If when you are broke, out of work, and raided your 401K, you know you can't afford the premiums,...much less the deductibles.....

I feel for this guy


Then you'll be thrilled to know that in 2014, his premiums will be subsidized if his household is making less that 4x the poverty line, thanks to Obamacare. There may be a provision that helps him until then, but I can't remember.

Now go hug a Democrat.
 
2012-07-18 12:15:56 PM

Lumpmoose: When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing.


Except that he never had that. He had 57 or 58 Democrats in the Senate. You need 60 to get anything done there these days. He had no supermajority.

The more you know...
 
2012-07-18 12:17:47 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?

Bootstraps!


Ah, yes, bootstraps, how silly of me to forget.
 
2012-07-18 12:22:18 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Lumpmoose: When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing.

Except that he never had that. He had 57 or 58 Democrats in the Senate. You need 60 to get anything done there these days. He had no supermajority.

The more you know...


Are you not counting Lieberman or Sanders? He had 60 Senators that caucused with the Democrats between Franken's certification and Brown assuming office--about a 7 month period. All 60 Democrats voted for Obamacare on 12/23 and 12/24/2009.
 
2012-07-18 12:22:26 PM
It is possible to consider he was downsized partially BECAUSE of ignorance?

/Productive workers tend to cluster around the educated and aware of the world subsets
 
2012-07-18 12:23:31 PM
Yeah, but what you libs don't understand is that Bain turned that steel mill into the most happning nightclub around. I thought you libs loved the homos. Now they're bad because they don't worship your Messiah. Typical. No hypociricy like lip hypocircy.

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2012-07-18 12:25:52 PM
Why are conservatives so mentally deficient? It turns out they may actually be mentally deficient. Check this shiat out:

Conservatives--particularly tough-on-crime, pro-military conservatives--have a more pronounced startle reflex, measured by eye-blink length after hearing a sudden loud noise. Furthermore, when showed threatening images--maggots in an open wound, a large spider on someone's face--conservatives displayed a greater galvanic skin response, caused by subliminal increases in sweat gland activity. These traits are linked to high activity in the amygdala, center of emotional processing and seat of the fear response. Liberals displayed these reactions as well--the fight-or-flight response is universal--but in conservatives, it was stronger, faster, and more pervasive. This also explains why liberals who are placed under stress, time pressure, or emotional duress are more likely to endorse conservative viewpoints they would not have otherwise espoused.

And then there are the liberals and the anterior cingulate cortex, or ACC. Its role in the brain is somewhat more complicated, but there is still general scientific consensus that it is involved in error detection and conflict monitoring, and ultimately cognitive control. Consider a 2007 work published in
Nature Neuroscience, one of the earliest political neuroscience studies. The researchers hypothesized that liberals have more active ACCs, since they are more flexible and intellectually innovative, and more tolerant of uncertainty. Then they proved as much by having liberals and conservatives perform a classic test for conflict monitoring, of the sort that the ACC is thought to govern.
It's called a "Go-No-Go" task: Study subjects are put in a situation where they are required to quickly tap a keyboard when they see "M" on screen--and become habituated to doing so. But one fifth of the time, the screen instead flashes a "W," and respondents have to quickly change their behavior and
not tap the keyboard. Liberals performed better at the task--they were less likely to commit a 'D'oh!' and tap the keyboard at the wrong time--and they also showed more anterior cingulate cortex activity when engaging in the corrective response. This study was subsequently replicated by another research team, using a Canadian sample, who also linked more brain firing in the task to egalitarianism, and less firing to right-wing authoritarianism.
It is not difficult to interpret this finding: Liberal's greater anterior cingulate cortex activity indicates their greater cognitive flexibility and willingness to update and change their beliefs and responses vis-a-vis changing cues and situations.
 
2012-07-18 12:27:19 PM

Lumpmoose: Are you not counting Lieberman or Sanders? He had 60 Senators that caucused with the Democrats


Yeah, we know. Counting Lieberman as a "Democrat" at that time was like counting Judas as one of Jesus' apostles.
 
2012-07-18 12:31:18 PM

Lando Lincoln: Lumpmoose: Are you not counting Lieberman or Sanders? He had 60 Senators that caucused with the Democrats

Yeah, we know. Counting Lieberman as a "Democrat" at that time was like counting Judas as one of Jesus' apostles.


And let's not even get into folks like Chris Dodd and Ben Nelson
 
2012-07-18 12:32:54 PM
Dammit, Donnie, why did you have to go and get all smart on us??
 
2012-07-18 12:34:34 PM

Lumpmoose: EnviroDude: If when you are broke, out of work, and raided your 401K, you know you can't afford the premiums,...much less the deductibles.....

I feel for this guy

Then you'll be thrilled to know that in 2014, his premiums will be subsidized if his household is making less that 4x the poverty line, thanks to Obamacare. There may be a provision that helps him until then, but I can't remember.

Now go hug a Democrat.


Yes, but, SOCIALISM!!!1!

Donnie obviously missed ACA and a bunch of other stuff the Dems passed during that 2-year stint. Whatever.
 
2012-07-18 12:34:38 PM

Lando Lincoln: Lumpmoose: Are you not counting Lieberman or Sanders? He had 60 Senators that caucused with the Democrats

Yeah, we know. Counting Lieberman as a "Democrat" at that time was like counting Judas as one of Jesus' apostles.


AdolfOliverPanties: Lumpmoose: When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing.

Except that he never had that. He had 57 or 58 Democrats in the Senate. You need 60 to get anything done there these days. He had no supermajority.

The more you know...


and after Franken was seated, the two democrat independents voted in lockstep with Harry Reid. Why else was Reid afraid to remove Lieberman from his chair.

In other words, review the Lieberman votes and see how many times he went to the dark side.
 
2012-07-18 12:35:25 PM

Lando Lincoln: Lumpmoose: Are you not counting Lieberman or Sanders? He had 60 Senators that caucused with the Democrats

Yeah, we know. Counting Lieberman as a "Democrat" at that time was like counting Judas as one of Jesus' apostles.


Let's not forget Leiberman was the one who effectively killed the single payer.

Obama only had 7 months of a majority. Hard to undo 8 years of conservative control.
 
2012-07-18 12:37:32 PM

Lando Lincoln: Lumpmoose: Are you not counting Lieberman or Sanders? He had 60 Senators that caucused with the Democrats

Yeah, we know. Counting Lieberman as a "Democrat" at that time was like counting Judas as one of Jesus' apostles.


Well, he voted for it at least. Reid also had to bribe Nelson to pass cloture. If Republicans hadn't pulled Grassley out of negotiations and actually participated in our republic, we would have ended up with a better bill and conservatives would have ended up with a lot more stuff they like in healthcare reform. Instead the Democrats had to herd their cats to get it to pass the GOP filibuster and the US and Obamacare suffered for it.
 
2012-07-18 12:38:46 PM
Laid off steelworker goes on commercial to talk about how bad Romney is, liberal response:
"Oh that poor man. How can someone be so evil as to lay him off".

Same laid off steelworker says he thinks Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard, liberal response:
"How dare he say bad things about the messiah. Burn in hell heretic!"

classy
 
2012-07-18 12:40:42 PM

BillCo: Laid off steelworker goes on commercial to talk about how bad Romney is, liberal response:
"Oh that poor man. How can someone be so evil as to lay him off".

Same laid off steelworker says he thinks Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard, liberal response:
"How dare he say bad things about the messiah. Burn in hell heretic!"

classy


I just called him ignorant since his statements are provably false.
 
2012-07-18 12:43:39 PM

Lumpmoose: "I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn't done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing. He doesn't have the guts to say what's on his mind."

Except pass health care reform, which David Frum called the "most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s" for conservatives & Republicans and took the first big step towards universal healthcare. Seems like the bigger problem is that the guy is uninformed (which is still the Obama campaign's fault).


The most crushing legislative defeat for conservatives since the 60s is to take your opponent's 20 year old ideas and barely get them passed?
 
2012-07-18 12:43:42 PM

BillCo: Laid off steelworker goes on commercial to talk about how bad Romney is, liberal response:
"Oh that poor man. How can someone be so evil as to lay him off".

Same laid off steelworker says he thinks Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard, liberal response:
"How dare he say bad things about the messiah. Burn in hell heretic!"

classy


Bill, I respect your views, and I'll just ask one thing. From a moderate liberal to a fairly established conservative, please, wear a condom when you're f***ing that chicken.
 
2012-07-18 12:46:00 PM
Gee, I wonder why that steelworker was laid off.
 
2012-07-18 12:47:10 PM

Quasar: Lumpmoose: "I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn't done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing. He doesn't have the guts to say what's on his mind."

Except pass health care reform, which David Frum called the "most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s" for conservatives & Republicans and took the first big step towards universal healthcare. Seems like the bigger problem is that the guy is uninformed (which is still the Obama campaign's fault).

The most crushing legislative defeat for conservatives since the 60s is to take your opponent's 20 year old ideas and barely get them passed?


Here's the reasoning for the quote: http://www.frumforum.com/waterloo/
 
2012-07-18 01:02:56 PM

mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?


Mitt! Is that you??
 
2012-07-18 01:06:01 PM
Romney is a farking corporate raider who destroys companies and sends jobs overseas for his own profit, that's not really something that can be refuted.
 
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2012-07-18 01:13:16 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Gee, I wonder why that steelworker was laid off.


Because Bain loaded the company with debt paid themselves a big dividend then closed the company?

Link

That's the beauty of being a corporate raider. You buy a company have it borrow money, pay yourself a big dividend and then when it goes under because of the excessive debt it isn't your problem because corporations are legal entities.
 
2012-07-18 01:14:26 PM
If corporations are people then why wasn't this considered murder?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-18 01:15:03 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Lumpmoose: When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing.

Except that he never had that. He had 57 or 58 Democrats in the Senate. You need 60 to get anything done there these days. He had no supermajority.

The more you know...


Not to mention that some of those "Democrats" are blue dog DINOs.
 
2012-07-18 01:17:19 PM

BladBoy: mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?

Mitt! Is that you??


Hardly. I don't care what the man thinks about anything, at all, nothing.

His opinion is moo.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-18 01:21:08 PM

doyner: So this guy's going to vote Romney then?


It's amusing how the right wing media is trying to spin it as the guy changing sides, as though he no longer thinks Romney was responsible for the company going under.
 
2012-07-18 01:30:03 PM

Quasar: The most crushing legislative defeat for conservatives since the 60s is to take your opponent's 20 year old ideas and barely get them passed?


That's just how incredibly insane the Republican Party is these days.

Imagine if Republicans ran on a platform of banning handguns, and the Democrats were all, "No! Republicans are taking away our freedoms! We have to filibuster this bill no matter what!"

That's how nuts the GOP is.
 
2012-07-18 01:38:52 PM

EnviroDude: when you are broke, out of work, and

Romney or someone operating like him raided your 401K

Yeah, that's gotta suck.

Fortunately, if he's that broke, Obamacare also subsidizes him and he won't be out-of-pocket at all.
 
2012-07-18 01:41:35 PM

mitchcumstein1: BladBoy: mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?

Mitt! Is that you??

Hardly. I don't care what the man thinks about anything, at all, nothing.

His opinion is moo mute.


/pet peave
 
2012-07-18 01:44:10 PM

Lando Lincoln: Quasar: The most crushing legislative defeat for conservatives since the 60s is to take your opponent's 20 year old ideas and barely get them passed?

That's just how incredibly insane the Republican Party is these days.

Imagine if Republicans ran on a platform of banning handguns, and the Democrats were all, "No! Republicans are taking away our freedoms! We have to filibuster this bill no matter what!"

That's how nuts the GOP is.


Imagine if the Republicans nominated a man who implemented a health insurance mandate and regulations on the industry who claimed that such a mandate and regulations should be applied nationwide...
 
2012-07-18 01:45:20 PM
Shut the f*ck up, Donnie.
 
2012-07-18 01:52:23 PM
Pantywaist. That's funny.
 
2012-07-18 02:09:20 PM

doyner: BillCo: Same laid off steelworker says he thinks Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard, liberal response:
"How dare he say bad things about the messiah. Burn in hell heretic!"


Did the mods delete that comment? Because I don't see it.


His head must be absolutely riddled with lumps, beating up on all those arguments that exist only in his mind.
 
2012-07-18 02:16:16 PM
Which means what he is saying about Romney/Bain is not motivated by politics.
 
2012-07-18 02:16:47 PM

propasaurus: mitchcumstein1: BladBoy: mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?

Mitt! Is that you??

Hardly. I don't care what the man thinks about anything, at all, nothing.

His opinion is moo mute.

/pet peave


Not a big "Friends" fan I take it?
 
2012-07-18 02:17:55 PM
I guess that means Romney never retroactively fired him.
 
2012-07-18 02:18:02 PM

mitchcumstein1: propasaurus: mitchcumstein1: BladBoy: mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?

Mitt! Is that you??

Hardly. I don't care what the man thinks about anything, at all, nothing.

His opinion is moo mute.

/pet peave

Not a big "Friends" fan I take it?


Not a big FARK meme fan I take it?
 
2012-07-18 02:18:03 PM
That's totally wrong. He's no blowhard.
 
2012-07-18 02:18:36 PM
So he's a liberal?
 
2012-07-18 02:20:20 PM
I have a laundry list of problems with Candidate A. I could spend hours biatching about all the awful things he's done. But, I'm voting for him anyway, because Candidate B is even worse.

Welcome to American Politics.
 
2012-07-18 02:20:44 PM

propasaurus: mitchcumstein1: propasaurus: mitchcumstein1: BladBoy: mitchcumstein1: Why do I care what an unemployed steelworker thinks?

Mitt! Is that you??

Hardly. I don't care what the man thinks about anything, at all, nothing.

His opinion is moo mute.

/pet peave

Not a big "Friends" fan I take it?

Not a big FARK meme fan I take it?


Not a fan of the word at all, no.
 
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