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2012-07-18 03:24:06 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Wait, Obama sniffed cocaine? And he smoked a reefer??


And he drove drunk too.

WTF is with people getting upset about these petty things?

It's not like he's the guy running the war on drugs or anything.
 
2012-07-18 03:24:28 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.


dafurk..

longtermtourists.com
 
2012-07-18 03:25:49 PM
unless Obama was doing lines in the Oval Office off of Sarah Palin's ass, I really don't care.
 
2012-07-18 03:26:54 PM

Felgraf: ... Do they realize all Obama has to do is say "Yes. I have opened the book to my past, and admitted that I did these things in the past, opening myself to scrutiny and, yes, criticism. Why won't Romney do the same, and open his tax records up?" to completely turn this around on Romney?

I mean. Really?


Not to mention point to his record on drugs for the past four years that pissed of a few people in California (and elsewhere).
 
2012-07-18 03:26:58 PM

meat0918: We need to ask ourselves, "Is this a President I'd pass the bong too?".


Obama was a bogart (there was a thread a while back on this)
 
2012-07-18 03:27:05 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?


So, the president has done something most Americans do in college? One of US! One of US! One of US! Unlike that magic underwear wearing dude who won't even drink a cup of coffee and is not even a Christian Mitt Romney.
 
2012-07-18 03:27:50 PM
Tactically speaking, I don't think Romney is a terribly smart person.
 
2012-07-18 03:27:55 PM
It's not like Obama and the SuperPACs that support him can't destroy Mittens for all the shiat he did when he was young. I'd love to see an ad about Mitt gay-bashing or being a pro-war draft dodger.
 
2012-07-18 03:27:58 PM
My only regret is that there isn't a camera crew recording the Romney campaign braintrust's every move, a la "The War Room" in which we could later see and later laugh at how they came to these hilarious grasps at straws.
 
2012-07-18 03:28:18 PM
"This campaign has been about issues, the fact that Romney and his team have been so feckless in responding to completely fair questions about his record and positions demonstrate a weakness that I don't think most people would have expected."

This campaign has been about issues? Provably untrue. This campaign has been a character attack painted as a flaw countered by a character attack painted as a flaw... I haven't seen enough about issues aired from either side to fill a 30 minute sit-com timeslot.

Bain did business things... I don't care.
Romney is rich... I don't care.
Obama did cocaine... I don't care.

I want to see a vision for the future, and a plan to get there. I want to see an honest interpretation of the country's issues, and a series of steps for solving them.

I want to see a Presidential race, not a trivial, meaningless popularity contest...

//let me know when we get to the third week in November... I'll be hiding under my rock.
 
2012-07-18 03:29:36 PM

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.
 
2012-07-18 03:30:02 PM
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.
 
2012-07-18 03:30:10 PM

meat0918: I do not care if a President once used cocaine.

I just care if they are honest about it, and that they aren't currently using cocaine.

I do not care if a President once used pot, and I don't care if they are currently smoking pot.

We need to ask ourselves, "Is this a President I'd pass the bong too?".


Obama 2012: The Guy You'd Pass The Bong To


/I'd put that bumper sticker on my car
//prolly just get vandalized
 
2012-07-18 03:30:39 PM
I bet Obama is one of those super annoying cokeheads that constantly talks about himself.

*snarf* I'm the first black President
*snarf* I met Jay Z and Oprah
*snarf* I got the nuclear football

etc...
 
2012-07-18 03:31:07 PM

Aarontology: Nothing gets people excited like hearing a Mormon lecture you about substances.


Mormon sermon on substances is pretty awesome, but it is also an attack line that failed when McCain tried it.

If this is the best they can do for Mitt, they really just need to pick someone else.
 
2012-07-18 03:31:33 PM
What it seems to me the problem Romney is having is he is brainstorming with nut ball Republicans. He should be brain storming with independents. The Tea Party Derp is going to fall flat.
 
2012-07-18 03:32:14 PM

XyzzyBob: "This campaign has been about issues, the fact that Romney and his team have been so feckless in responding to completely fair questions about his record and positions demonstrate a weakness that I don't think most people would have expected."

This campaign has been about issues? Provably untrue. This campaign has been a character attack painted as a flaw countered by a character attack painted as a flaw... I haven't seen enough about issues aired from either side to fill a 30 minute sit-com timeslot.

Bain did business things... I don't care.
Romney is rich... I don't care.
Obama did cocaine... I don't care.

I want to see a vision for the future, and a plan to get there. I want to see an honest interpretation of the country's issues, and a series of steps for solving them.

I want to see a Presidential race, not a trivial, meaningless popularity contest...

//let me know when we get to the third week in November... I'll be hiding under my rock.


And I want to see Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin in bikinis Jello wrestling.
 
2012-07-18 03:32:17 PM

XyzzyBob: "This campaign has been about issues, the fact that Romney and his team have been so feckless in responding to completely fair questions about his record and positions demonstrate a weakness that I don't think most people would have expected."

This campaign has been about issues? Provably untrue. This campaign has been a character attack painted as a flaw countered by a character attack painted as a flaw... I haven't seen enough about issues aired from either side to fill a 30 minute sit-com timeslot.

Bain did business things... I don't care.
Romney is rich... I don't care.
Obama did cocaine... I don't care.

I want to see a vision for the future, and a plan to get there. I want to see an honest interpretation of the country's issues, and a series of steps for solving them.

I want to see a Presidential race, not a trivial, meaningless popularity contest...

//let me know when we get to the third week in November... I'll be hiding under my rock.


You have two center-right authoritarians running against each other (yeah, I know, Romney's been veering further right to try and shore up his base but I'm referring to his whole political history)- character and background is about the only thing that separates them.
 
2012-07-18 03:32:22 PM

ManateeGag: unless Obama was doing lines in the Oval Office off of Sarah Palin's ass, I really don't care.


pics?
 
2012-07-18 03:32:49 PM

vernonFL: I bet Obama is one of those super annoying cokeheads that constantly talks about himself.

*snarf* I'm the first black President
*snarf* I met Jay Z and Oprah
*snarf* I got the nuclear football

etc...


Bill Clinton!
 
2012-07-18 03:32:53 PM

cman: farking love cocaine

Too bad it is too farking short of duration


"Cocaine"

A production in one act by Lenny_da_Hog

(snnnnnerf)

Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet?....

Wow. I was high!
(snnnnnerf)

Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet?....

Wow. I was high!
(snnnnnerf)

Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet? Am I high yet?....

Wow. I was high!
(snnnnnerf)

/fin
 
2012-07-18 03:32:55 PM

XyzzyBob: "This campaign has been about issues, the fact that Romney and his team have been so feckless in responding to completely fair questions about his record and positions demonstrate a weakness that I don't think most people would have expected."

This campaign has been about issues? Provably untrue. This campaign has been a character attack painted as a flaw countered by a character attack painted as a flaw... I haven't seen enough about issues aired from either side to fill a 30 minute sit-com timeslot.

Bain did business things... I don't care.
Romney is rich... I don't care.
Obama did cocaine... I don't care.

I want to see a vision for the future, and a plan to get there. I want to see an honest interpretation of the country's issues, and a series of steps for solving them.

I want to see a Presidential race, not a trivial, meaningless popularity contest...

//let me know when we get to the third week in November... I'll be hiding under my rock.


Frankly, I think Romney's business doing "business things" is very relevant. The Republican party's mantra is that the country should be run like a business; take one look at how Romney ran his business and tell me if you think that's how the country should be run.
 
2012-07-18 03:34:00 PM

Maud Dib: 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.

dafurk..

[longtermtourists.com image 197x151]


There is NO WAY he has any friends.
 
2012-07-18 03:34:15 PM
Old, light-beer-loving teabaggers are going to vote for Romney, the teetotaler. Good lord that's hilarious.
 
2012-07-18 03:35:05 PM

quantum_csc: ManateeGag: unless Obama was doing lines in the Oval Office off of Sarah Palin's ass, I really don't care.

pics?


PLEASE!
 
2012-07-18 03:35:28 PM

sigdiamond2000: 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.


Why would you let your doctor perform at your wedding and baptize your children?


I was wondering the same thing!!!
 
2012-07-18 03:35:38 PM
Republican propaganda says to druggies: Obama hates your way of life. Republican propaganda says to anti-druggies: Obama hates your way of life. Republican propaganda says to ______ : Obama hates your way of life.
 
2012-07-18 03:36:04 PM
Sure, I used cocaine twenty years ago when I was young. We talked about this in 2008 and just like in 2008 I think it was a foolish misstep of my youth.

Now let's talk about the fact that our pal Mitt over there is still dodging taxes with overseas accounts and is in part funding his campaign with money he earned by shutting down your dad's pension plan.

/ Mitt's campaign went off the rails even before McCain's did....
 
2012-07-18 03:36:11 PM

ManateeGag: unless Obama was doing lines in the Oval Office off of Sarah Palin's ass...


bow chick-a bow wow
You're not just gonna stop there, are you?
 
2012-07-18 03:36:19 PM

Does Romney really want to open up the "Look what he did back in his school days door!?!?!



cdn.snarkfood.com


The guy who gay bashed a kid and held him down (while he cried for help) and shaved his head?

cdn.snarkfood.com


The guy who impersonated a police officer and harassed people just for fun?

cdn.snarkfood.com


Using the same attack that didn't stick in 2008 ?

/wow
//Romney is toast.
 
2012-07-18 03:36:29 PM

Nadie_AZ: The GOP's strategy seems aimed at making him look weak and indecisive and powerless.


Somehow I don't think that strategy will work...

australianpolitics.com
 
2012-07-18 03:36:41 PM
Obama's possible response: "Whatever. At least I'm brave enough to admit it. How are those tax returns coming Mr. Romney?"
 
2012-07-18 03:36:41 PM

XyzzyBob: "This campaign has been about issues, the fact that Romney and his team have been so feckless in responding to completely fair questions about his record and positions demonstrate a weakness that I don't think most people would have expected."

This campaign has been about issues? Provably untrue. This campaign has been a character attack painted as a flaw countered by a character attack painted as a flaw... I haven't seen enough about issues aired from either side to fill a 30 minute sit-com timeslot.

Bain did business things... I don't care.
Romney is rich... I don't care.
Obama did cocaine... I don't care.

I want to see a vision for the future, and a plan to get there. I want to see an honest interpretation of the country's issues, and a series of steps for solving them.

I want to see a Presidential race, not a trivial, meaningless popularity contest...

//let me know when we get to the third week in November... I'll be hiding under my rock.


How about this Romney did unethical possible felonious things while running Bain and is now lying about them, badly. So you either have a presidential candidate that has committed a felony through perjury or at best can't keep his story straight and at worst is lying to everyone about things that are easily fact checked.

That is why Bain matters either Romney is a bad lair or felon, possibly both.
 
2012-07-18 03:36:49 PM
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
 
2012-07-18 03:37:20 PM
t2.gstatic.com

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

I almost feel bad for Romney...
 
2012-07-18 03:37:21 PM
I don't entirely trust people who have never experimented with drugs. Buttoned down bores living quietly desperate lives.
 
2012-07-18 03:38:28 PM
When this attack bombs, Rmoney is going to have to do something to repair his image... and I have the perfect way. A VP pick:

i3.ytimg.com

/He does cocaaaiiiinnnne
 
2012-07-18 03:38:36 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


Boring.

Say something hilariously wrong about economics instead.
 
2012-07-18 03:38:40 PM

SpectroBoy: Does Romney really want to open up the "Look what he did back in his school days door!?!?!


[cdn.snarkfood.com image 450x300]

The guy who gay bashed a kid and held him down (while he cried for help) and shaved his head?

[cdn.snarkfood.com image 450x300]

The guy who impersonated a police officer and harassed people just for fun?

[cdn.snarkfood.com image 450x300]

Using the same attack that didn't stick in 2008 ?

/wow
//Romney is toast.


Those are off limit personal attacks. It's only ok against Obama!

Besides Romney retroactively undid those things just like Bain.
 
2012-07-18 03:38:40 PM

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...
 
2012-07-18 03:38:51 PM
Lord,

I'm not a praying soul. But please, oh lord, please, explain to me. Fill my mind with your wisdom. Why are jactards like Mitt Romney the ones who are born to money? And if it's your will that we live our lives of modest means, why are those jactards looked upon as Gods among men. To be envied. To be emulated.

Yes, I know JHC told us all about money being the root of all evil. About how it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter into heaven. But... you know... it would be just a tinge easier on us if you'd stop letting these assholes take charge.

You know, where is that divine retribution on the weak we keep hearing about? Where is the help for the struggling and the poor?

I realize religion comes down to believing in the unprovable, and asking proof of your existence negates the sincerity of my faith and some such. Put it would be nice for you to let us know who really is in charge every now and again.

--Skippy
 
2012-07-18 03:38:57 PM

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.
 
2012-07-18 03:39:04 PM

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.
 
2012-07-18 03:39:26 PM
Did mitt just decide go with volunteers for his campaign staff or something?

You get what you pay for dude. Spend a dollar.
 
2012-07-18 03:39:42 PM

Snapper Carr: XyzzyBob: "This campaign has been about issues, the fact that Romney and his team have been so feckless in responding to completely fair questions about his record and positions demonstrate a weakness that I don't think most people would have expected."

This campaign has been about issues? Provably untrue. This campaign has been a character attack painted as a flaw countered by a character attack painted as a flaw... I haven't seen enough about issues aired from either side to fill a 30 minute sit-com timeslot.

Bain did business things... I don't care.
Romney is rich... I don't care.
Obama did cocaine... I don't care.

I want to see a vision for the future, and a plan to get there. I want to see an honest interpretation of the country's issues, and a series of steps for solving them.

I want to see a Presidential race, not a trivial, meaningless popularity contest...

//let me know when we get to the third week in November... I'll be hiding under my rock.

You have two center-right authoritarians running against each other (yeah, I know, Romney's been veering further right to try and shore up his base but I'm referring to his whole political history)- character and background is about the only thing that separates them.


Its all well and good to say Obama is too far to the right for your tastes, and everyone has a different idea of exactly where the center lies.

How do you figure its accurate to say that the two are in the same spot though?

War: It looks to me like Romney wants another a whole lot more than Obama.

Economy: Obama wants to raise taxes, if only a little, on the rich. Romney wants to cut them.
Obama seems to support long term slow-moving solutions to our deficit issues. Romeny talks of somehow balancing a budget (despite decreasing revenue). Romney claims he'll keep the 'important programs' that help the poor, but he must have a very different idea of what that means than I do if he is also going to balance the budget.

Social issues: I shouldn't even need to waste my time posting the difference between the two (And yes, I'd love to have a President further left than Obama from a social issues standpoint).

There isn't much an Obama add can say on the issues that watching him take stances over the last few years hasn't told us. The ball is firmly in Romney's court to specify his economic policy and compare and contrast from there.
 
2012-07-18 03:39:59 PM

coeyagi: [emotibot.net image 447x331]

Willie Geist would like to remind you right-wing assholes that YOU are the party of family values and draconian moral values. You are the party of needless chicken f*cking over shiat no one cares about. You are more likely to be doing bad things with corn holes and eight-balls than Democrats.


i48.tinypic.com

Wollom Gost.
 
2012-07-18 03:40:36 PM
Dear GOP:

Your stuttering, gibbering, coke-and-booze-addled moron got a free pass on this, in spite of showing every sign of having been badly damaged by it. How can you not understand that you don't get to have it both ways.

Regards,
Reality
 
2012-07-18 03:41:33 PM
Never did try cocaine. The death of Len Bias scared the hell out of me. I drank a lifetime's worth of booze before I was 25 and pretty much left it behind me.

I've smoked a fair amount of weed over the course of my life and still do on the rare occasions that the opportunity presents itself.

I think I'd make a fair to middling president.

Don't vote for me...
 
2012-07-18 03:42:14 PM

Corvus: What it seems to me the problem Romney is having is he is brainstorming with nut ball Republicans. He should be brain storming with independents. The Tea Party Derp is going to fall flat.


The problem with that is, openly saying he lied repeatedly just to get the nomination doesn't help his credibility (which is already an issue due to constantly shifting opinions) and he would end up with basically the same positions as Obama. Then you have to consider how many votes he will lose from the nutjobs (either to a third party or, more likely, abstention). Mitt can't get bback to the middle because Obama is too far right and he committed to his path to win the primaries.
 
2012-07-18 03:42:33 PM

Ned Stark: Did mitt just decide go with volunteers for his campaign staff or something?


My theory on this new Rezko/cocaine angle is that Republican strategists have been perpetuating the myth for 4 years that the "liberal media" never touched this stuff in 2008 and that's why Obama won.

They've been repeating this for so long now I think they've actually started to buy their own bullsh*t.
 
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