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2012-07-18 03:42:59 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: but that's a ridiculously delusional pot-calling-the-kettle-black comment


Not really. Romney is campaigning on his experience as a businessman. Therefore, it is perfectly relevant to attack his record as a businessman.

Obama has never campaigned on his anti-drug policies, so it's not really relevant that he did coke as a teenager.

And closing down companies in the US and shipping those jobs overseas is hardly a 'silly criticism,' unless you don't think unemployment is a big deal.
 
2012-07-18 03:43:41 PM
The reason this doesn't work at all is the vast majority of us who aren't Mormon cyborgs have used drugs at some point. And most of us don't regret it at all, as it's a stage normal people go through.
 
2012-07-18 03:44:39 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: FTA:

"If Mitt Romney had a record he could defend, I don't think he'd have to resort to the gutter tactics that his advisors are pursuing," said Bill Burton, the senior adviser to the pro-Obama SuperPAC Priorities USA Action. "This campaign has been about issues"

Wow, he actually said that! I know it's not Obama's campaign team but just some clown from a superPAC, but that's a ridiculously delusional pot-calling-the-kettle-black comment. Holy shiat, I'm no more concerned about Obama's cocaine use than I am about the silly ass criticism of Romney's career, but wow.

This is another negative result of Citizen's united - so much money is in these campaigns that we're going to get about 10x the amount of pointless, lying, political bullshiat (from both sides) than we used to get. Sickening


Sickening? You spend most of your time around here pretending that CEO salaries are set by their market value and being dismissive of anyone in favor of regulation. People like you and their hero worship of the wealthy is why we have a court that believes its a violation of the speech of the wealthy if you tell them they can't drown everyone else out.
 
2012-07-18 03:44:45 PM

randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.


So you go to your doctor but you don't let him perform a Reverend's functions? Good. What if you went to the doctor for 20 years and didn't 'hang out' with him, but you & your family still went to him because he's a farking doctor, and the relationship never went further than that? But no, jumping from someone performing their job for you to having to be your friend and know intimate things about you is a normal conclusion. What if the farmer that you regularly purchase chickens from to fark them turned out to be a shady character, but he still had really tender chickens, what do you do then smarty pants?
 
2012-07-18 03:45:18 PM
FTA: and celebrating - at the Romney campaign's move - believing that Romney will little success with a character attack on Obama.

Does BuzzFeed have a rule that one word must be arbitrarily removed from every article? It seems every time I read something there, some random word is missing.
 
2012-07-18 03:45:35 PM

Vodka Zombie: Obama's possible response: "Whatever. At least I'm brave enough to admit it. How are those tax returns coming Mr. Romney?"


LOL that would be awesome. I fully expect a presidential version of that if this is really the angle Romney wants to use. I can't seriously believe this is the best he's got at this point.
 
2012-07-18 03:46:14 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: keylock71: [t2.gstatic.com image 240x210]

"C-c-c-c-c-c-c--cocaine!!!!"

I almost feel bad for Romney...

shouldn't have written shiat.


There can never be enough Dr. Rockso...

"Hey man, you said $15 for a hand job!!!"
 
2012-07-18 03:46:38 PM
www.drinkalot.com
 
2012-07-18 03:47:20 PM
Next up for the Mittens Campaign, picking a running mate.
I'm hoping they do a survey on which I plan on writing in Michelle Bachmann.

At this point, if I was working for the Romney campaign, I'd be worried whether he could take Utah.
 
2012-07-18 03:48:22 PM

sigdiamond2000: So the big counter punch to what is probably the worst week of the entire Romney campaign so far is cocaine and Tony Rezko?

What's next? The "Whitey Tape"?


Aw, man. You spoiled their Friday surprise.
 
2012-07-18 03:49:09 PM

randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.


Well, people didn't care about the Rev. Wright issue back in 2008.

But setting that aside, somehow I don't think Romney is going to be too eager to push the "his church is weird" attack against Obama anyway.
 
2012-07-18 03:49:19 PM
This is a brilliant strategy, deflecting interest from things you don't want to talk about, by bringing up things your opponent has already brought up on his own.

I totally hope they don't do this, because once things that Obama wrote about in his book become public knowledge, it will be devastating.
 
2012-07-18 03:49:58 PM

utharda: ManRay: Which prison sentence is longer...possession of cocaine or SEC fraud?

Possession of Cocaine. Rich white people set the sentencing guidlines, and most securities fraud isn't criminal.



Obama should so something about that.
 
2012-07-18 03:51:29 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Ooo! C'mon girls!

Rock all day
Sniff that line
Roll that money
No more clowning around for you

Got it bad
Need to get some more
They say it's gonna snow
Gonna put White Christmas up my nose

I ain't no weatherman - don't know if it's gonna rain
'Cause I'm a rock 'n roll clown, do a lot of cocaine
One of these days they're gonna take me away
'Cause I'm Dr. Rockso, and I do cocaine

Yeeha!

Huh, what's that Judge?
Oh, why's my nose bleeding?
Oh well you see that...
I fell down!
 
2012-07-18 03:51:56 PM

ManRay: Obama should so something about that.


Like what? The president can't do anything about the war on drugs. It's like expecting him to waive federal immigration or welfare laws. It just can't be done. Poor guy.
 
2012-07-18 03:52:03 PM

what_now: [www.drinkalot.com image 597x647]


www.roflcat.com
 
2012-07-18 03:52:24 PM

kevinfra: This is a brilliant strategy, deflecting interest from things you don't want to talk about, by bringing up things your opponent has already brought up on his own.

I totally hope they don't do this, because once things that Obama wrote about in his book become public knowledge, it will be devastating.


I hear he ate dog. And used composite characters.
 
2012-07-18 03:52:27 PM
Remember that old adage "people vote for the guy they see themselves able to have a beer with"?


I wonder how that is going to work out for R-Money.
 
2012-07-18 03:52:28 PM
I know a guy that went to church with Obama at Wright's church. I guess every sermon started out with the Reverend asking God to damn America. Obama sat in the front row and would leap to his feet and shout out "Ali Akbar" or something Arabic, then realize he was not in a mosque, and say " I mean Amen!" Many times the people would wonder why a non-christian would attend a Christian church for twenty years without missing a single sermon, but in the end everyone just assumed he must be selling drugs after church.
 
2012-07-18 03:52:49 PM

Edsel: But setting that aside, somehow I don't think Romney is going to be too eager to push the "his church is weird" attack against Obama anyway.


Oh, give it time.
 
2012-07-18 03:54:06 PM

alizeran: Wollom Gost.


Looks like Rumor Willis.
 
2012-07-18 03:54:11 PM
This is all they have left. Tired "scandals" that didn't even work with they were fresh attacks four farking years ago.

Rmoney has ZERO DEFENSE against the Bain attacks and tax questions, and he as ZERO OFFENSE.
 
2012-07-18 03:55:32 PM
This kind of attack will further convince those who were not going to vote for Obama under any circumstance not to vote for Obama. And it will have absolutely no effect on those who were planning on voting for Obama in any case. The questions is, how will it affect those who haven't made up their minds one way or the other and the answer is, not very much, except possibly to backfire on Romney. Consider the following exchanges at a debate:

President Obama, did you snort coke when you were a teenager?
Yes, I did. I deeply regret it now, but I was young and stupid at the time.

vs.

Governor Romney, did you lie when you said you had broken all ties with Bain Capital in 1999, even though SEC filings from 2002 indicate you were sole shareholder and CEO?
I refuse to answer on the ground I might tend to incriminate myself.

Let's talk about your recent financial transgressions and borderline criminal tax filings. No, I'd rather talk about your youthful indiscretions from 25 years ago. Which will be of greater interest to the genuinely undecided voter?
 
2012-07-18 03:55:38 PM
I'm pretty sure Romney has seen all of Blossom's "very special episodes."
 
2012-07-18 03:55:43 PM
I've been thinking lately... maybe this is all a plot. Maybe we're being trolled. For all intents and purposes, it looks like the Republican party is putting up the weakest, most ineffectual candidate in recent memory. Maybe they're lulling us into a false sense of security, stringing us along until the convention, at which time, they'll unleash:

images.politico.com

This would motivate their base like nothing else. They can't be serious, with their responses lately. There has to be a Plan B.
 
2012-07-18 03:56:41 PM

SpectroBoy: GanjSmokr: I've done blow in the past. I still won't vote for either of these... um... "gentlemen".

Deciding to let other people make these choices is always an option I guess.


Yea, I'll let other people decide which one of them is the least stinky. I just can't bring myself to vote for the best piece of shiat in the pile anymore. It makes me feel dirty.
 
2012-07-18 03:56:45 PM

sammyk: This reminds me of Eminem on the movie 8 Mile where he trashes himself preemptively leaving the other guy with nothing to say. Obama knew this dirt would come out one day so he told all in his book. Now he can say "So? I was honest with the American people about this BEFORE I ran for president. Ancient news and there is nothing else to talk about."

So in short Obama has shared his past and left it up to us to decide. Rmoney won't share his past because "I'm simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort and lie about and show all the ways I have avoided paying taxes,"


I remember that scene in 8 Mile. "You went to Cranbrook, that's a private school!"

Wait a minute, Cranbrook? Oh sweet Lord THAT'S ROMNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL. Obama needs to bust that out for the debates!
 
2012-07-18 03:57:33 PM

Lando Lincoln: Yes, let's talk about that.

Obama admitted to doing cocaine when he was in his early 20's or in his teen years. I can't remember which right now.

And...what? What else would you like to add to that?


You know, seeing as Mitt wants to steer the conversation to what candidates did in their college years I'm sure he'll be more than happy to talk about how he spent his draft eligible years during the Vietnam war.
 
2012-07-18 03:57:34 PM

Evil Twin Skippy: Edsel: But setting that aside, somehow I don't think Romney is going to be too eager to push the "his church is weird" attack against Obama anyway.

Oh, give it time.


Exactly. His campaign is so poorly run the longer it goes on the probability of any measurably dumb thing approaches 1.
 
2012-07-18 03:57:36 PM

Corvus: Here is the problem with your "Obama is a scary person" 2008 types of attacks. OBAMA has already been president for 4 years!! Everyone already knows him pretty well and they think of him as "cool" and "the adult in the room". You trying to redefine him at this point is only going to fail.


Between this and the "no experience" lines of attack, Romney's campaign seems pretty insistent on ignoring the fact Obama has been President for four years.
 
2012-07-18 03:59:28 PM

cman: farking love cocaine

Too bad it is too farking short of duration



Did you ever do real, pharmaceutical-quality ecstasy?
 
2012-07-18 04:01:36 PM
I would bet all of Mitt's money that at some point this week, Romney's campaign team has gathered together and someone has said the words:

We've JUST got to find a way to bring the Reverend Wright thing in to play!
or
What if we nominate a fairly unknown female conservative as the VP??


www.wnd.com

....Laughs at the white man.
 
2012-07-18 04:01:47 PM

un4gvn666: Debeo Summa Credo: Holy shiat, I'm no more concerned about Obama's cocaine use than I am about the silly ass criticism of Romney's career, but wow.

You're right, those two are exactly the same.

Oh my, you're just SO independent...


Well, they're both pretty silly, by if you're looking for differences what Romney did was technically legal while Obama's cocaine possession was not.
 
2012-07-18 04:02:17 PM
What did Obama have for dinner?

Was it cocaine?
 
2012-07-18 04:02:34 PM

incendi: Smoking a lot of weed and an even occasional toot of coke in your teenage years/early 20's is not a concern.


o_o Really? It's socially acceptable to have done cocaine now? Geez. I've never touched any drugs at all. I'm probably cleaner than the vast majority of Mormons.
 
2012-07-18 04:02:36 PM

quizzical: Corvus: Here is the problem with your "Obama is a scary person" 2008 types of attacks. OBAMA has already been president for 4 years!! Everyone already knows him pretty well and they think of him as "cool" and "the adult in the room". You trying to redefine him at this point is only going to fail.

Between this and the "no experience" lines of attack, Romney's campaign seems pretty insistent on ignoring the fact Obama has been President for four years.


Perhaps they're counting on Obama to "retroactively retire" from the presidency in 2008. Then he'd totally be inexperienced again!
 
2012-07-18 04:02:59 PM

randomjsa: vernonFL: I heard Obama also knew Rev. Wright

I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.

I know my friends that I've had for years. I know precisely what kind of people they are. Apparently Obama can't say the same thing.


Please, bring up the shiat that didn't work last time. I'm sure you just didn't say it with the correct inflection.

And please bring up a racist church leader - I'm sure Romney will be pleased to point out that his church has never* been racist.

*retroactively
 
2012-07-18 04:03:01 PM
Um most of Rmoney's base has or still does coke
 
2012-07-18 04:03:10 PM

cameroncrazy1984: So their plan is to use sh*t that didn't stick in 2008? Yeah, good luck with that.


I think they are completely at a loss. They have absolutely nothing to run with so they are rummaging scraping the buckets from 2008.
 
2012-07-18 04:03:14 PM
emotibot.net

Willy Geist wants conservatives to know that Willy Willy Geist won't, go home. But you can't push Willy round Willy won't go. Try tellin everybody but, oh no. Little Willy Willy won't *bunk* *bunk*... go home!
 
2012-07-18 04:04:05 PM

Brandyelf: I've been thinking lately... maybe this is all a plot. Maybe we're being trolled. For all intents and purposesintensive porpoises, it looks like the Republican party is putting up the weakest, most ineffectual candidate in recent memory. Maybe they're lulling us into a false sense of security, stringing us along until the convention, at which time, they'll unleash:

[images.politico.com image 224x296]

This would motivate their base like nothing else. They can't be serious, with their responses lately. There has to be a Plan B.


/pet pieve

why yes, I AM bored at work today....
 
2012-07-18 04:05:15 PM

James F. Campbell: incendi: Smoking a lot of weed and an even occasional toot of coke in your teenage years/early 20's is not a concern.

o_o Really? It's socially acceptable to have done cocaine now? Geez. I've never touched any drugs at all. I'm probably cleaner than the vast majority of Mormons.


Yes, it is socially acceptable to have done cocaine. The last two presidents of the US have admitted to doing so.
 
2012-07-18 04:05:30 PM
Now he needs to pick a sub-moronic VP candidate who speaks in undiagrammable sentences and the election is a lock!
 
2012-07-18 04:05:46 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Well, they're both pretty silly, by if you're looking for differences what Romney did was technically legal while Obama's cocaine possession was not.


Animal cruelty is illegal. Mitt strapping his dog to the car roof is just as relevant as Obama's cocaine use.
 
2012-07-18 04:05:46 PM
Have the GOP considered using the "Whitey Tape" tactic, the "William Ayers" angle, the "hateful black preacher" maneuver or the "birth certificate" gambit?

Cuz those are all sure winners like this plan.
 
2012-07-18 04:07:11 PM
Does anyone NOT know about this?

If not, it may also surprise you that:

-The President is American
-The President is Christian
-The President is a Capitalist
-The President is not liberal
-The President's mother was white
 
2012-07-18 04:07:37 PM

nyseattitude: cameroncrazy1984: So their plan is to use sh*t that didn't stick in 2008? Yeah, good luck with that.

I think they are completely at a loss. They have absolutely nothing to run with so they are rummaging scraping the buckets from 2008.


Remember that bad thing he did and we attacked him for a month then everyone got bored and got over it? We're going to attack that again... What you got over it? Well I didn't! Sounds like an angry ex
 
2012-07-18 04:07:43 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: un4gvn666: Debeo Summa Credo: Holy shiat, I'm no more concerned about Obama's cocaine use than I am about the silly ass criticism of Romney's career, but wow.

You're right, those two are exactly the same.

Oh my, you're just SO independent...

Well, they're both pretty silly, by if you're looking for differences what Romney did was technically legal while Obama's cocaine possession was not.


Did you deliberately ignore the points made regarding how one candidate ran citing his business experience as the reason he should be president, or are you just really really bad at reading?
 
2012-07-18 04:07:56 PM

incendi: In this day and age, I'd be more concerned if a candidate claimed that he had never used illegal drugs. I'd be even more concerned if I actually believed him. Smoking a lot of weed and an even occasional toot of coke in your teenage years/early 20's is not a concern. Now, if somebody came out and said, "I shot up heroin on an 8-hour schedule for three years in my mid-twenties", that'd give me a little pause.


When I run for President in 2020 it's going to be my LACK of illegal substance use that dooms me?
 
2012-07-18 04:10:04 PM

randomjsa: I know my doctor. In as much as I go see him occasionally and chat it up while he figures out what's wrong with me and if I meet him in public we talk.

I don't hang out with him for 20 years, let him perform my wedding, and baptize my children, and then pretend like I had no idea what kind of person he was.


Being Methodist I've been to church with my doctor and dentist for over 30 years. I know them far more than any minister we've ever had. But then again, we only keep them 4-8 years before we send them on.

I can't tell you too much about our current minister other than we all dislike him and he's kind of a douchebag who pushes Calvinism and prosperity crap on occasion.
 
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