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2012-07-18 04:10:17 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Well, they're both pretty silly


What exactly do you find funny about a Presidential candidate continuing to obfuscate his history?

Let me guess... Romney has nothing to hide, he's just not releasing his tax returns on principle?
 
2012-07-18 04:10:34 PM

James F. Campbell: 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.


More or less. Not nearly to the same degree as pot, but it doesn't garner you the same look as "I tried meth once" or "I tried heroin once." And crack is still taboo, without a doubt. It's at the same point weed was not too long ago, where you could say "Yeah, I tried it and that was a dumb mistake" but not "Yeah, I was snortin' that shiat left and right like a boss, they called me "the Hoover" in college."
 
2012-07-18 04:11:54 PM

Smackledorfer: 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.


Dude, of course CEO salaries are set by their market value. It's what they receive in the market!

And I'm not averse to increased regulation, but not knee jerk ineffective regulation proposed and supported by clueless idiots just for the sake of writing regulations.

We passed Sarbanes Oxley in the wake of enron and that was basically the accountant full employment act (not that I'm complaining, I'm an accountant) and caused huge expenses for companies. We passed Dodd frank two years ago and they're still only 1/3rd of the way through writing the regulations much less having companies implement and regulators enforcing the regs. Shiat, the two guys whose names are on it will be retired before the regs are half written for chrissakes.

And how the f has my "hero worship" led to the supreme courts makeup and decisions? I've voted for Clinton, gore, Kerry and Obama so unless you blame me for one of clintons appointees' views you're barking up the wrong tree.
 
2012-07-18 04:11:59 PM
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2012-07-18 04:12:50 PM
WHAR LONG FORM TAX RETURN RMONEY?? WHAR!?!?



I say we keep electing coke heads.

Sure, the last one was the worst President of all time, but let's look at the science:

placester.com
(awesome graph tbh)

with this new President in the data set we can clearly project that they will only get better with each new one.

Go home Romney, we want a coke head.
 
2012-07-18 04:13:05 PM

regindyn: When I run for President in 2020 it's going to be my LACK of illegal substance use that dooms me?


I think the point he was making is that it is more suspicious to hear a candidate claim they've never tried anything. Were you trying to miss the point or was it an accident?
 
2012-07-18 04:13:11 PM
Because the Clinton "admiting to smoking weed" campaign worked out so well.
 
2012-07-18 04:14:24 PM
and worked with Rod Blagojevich to get Valerie Jarrett appointed to the Senate," the adviser said. "The bottom line is there'll be counterattacks."

Yes, Romney adviser, it is a fabulous idea to bring up the corrupt politician who was caught stating that Obama can't be corrupted. Let me know how that works out for you.
 
2012-07-18 04:15:33 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Why do conservatives act so mentally deficient? It turns out they may actually be mentally deficient. Check this shiat out:


That doesn't necessarily mean that conservatives are stupid. They just react poorly (or, more poorly) to change.

BIG SURPRISE
 
2012-07-18 04:16:34 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,"


Yeah, pretty much, in a nutshell:

Romney: "Obama's bad because he snorted cocaine!"

Public: "Haven't you done some yourself Mr. Romney?"

Romney: "Uh, let me back to you on that." (Runs away from the podium towards the awaiting limo)
 
2012-07-18 04:16:47 PM

regindyn: When I run for President in 2020 it's going to be my LACK of illegal substance use that dooms me?


Not dooms, necessarily, but people will assume either
a) you're lying
b) you had a very sheltered childhood
c) you're part of some weird church
or d) you were that super uptight kid nobody liked who would rat people out.

That's definitely overcome-able, but it hurts if you actually were a sheltered child part of some weird church who was super uptight and would rat people out. That could definitely damage a campaign, especially if you're rich and privileged and tend to walk about with an air of moral superiority, too.
 
2012-07-18 04:17:14 PM

cman: farking love cocaine

Too bad it is too farking short of duration


What bothers me most about it is that when I did it In the past, is that you literally just keep doing it until it runs out.

And the hangover. I swore it off long ago because of both. But man, it was fun for sure.
 
2012-07-18 04:17:14 PM
I think going to the house where you lived 4 years ago, picking up the shiat off the floor that didn't stick, taking it to your new house and trying again after it's all dried out sounds like a FANTASTIC idea.
 
2012-07-18 04:17:45 PM

Bloody William: kronicfeld: omnibus_necanda_sunt: Why do conservatives act so mentally deficient? It turns out they may actually be mentally deficient. Check this shiat out:

you'renothelping.jpg

this.jpg

Also, for omnibus_necanda_sung,

itstimetostopposting.jpg


welcometofark.jpg

;)
 
2012-07-18 04:18:27 PM

Brandyelf: 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 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.


And that is ALL it would motivate towards the GOP, you'd lose anyone else who isn't "hardcore GOP".

My boss made a bet with a right winger here at work right after the last election that Obama would win the next election with at least 400 E.V. Right now, I would say that is extremely doubtful... but, if they pulled a "give Palin the nomination" at the convention, I'd say Obama would have a shot.
 
2012-07-18 04:19:09 PM
So essentially a repeat of 2008? Good idea since it worked out so great last time around... Soon enough Romney will be ending all his sentences with "My Friends".

*/Are there penalties for throwing the game in politics?
 
2012-07-18 04:19:43 PM

Brandyelf: 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 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.


Palin isn't their Plan B. Waiting until 2016 is their Plan B. Only freak show candidates ran for the Republican nomination this year. The top tier candidates all sat this one out.

Also, the losing candidates in the last two presidential elections were pretty bad. Romney is not much worse than McCain or Kerry, maybe even a little tiny bit better. A very tiny bit.
 
2012-07-18 04:20:02 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Dude, of course CEO salaries are set by their market value. It's what they receive in the market!


So you don't understand what market forces are and how they operate. Got it. I'd accept this level of ignorance out of you if I and a dozen other people hadn't explained how CEO salaries are set a dozen times in a dozen threads and watched you conveniently skip the posts or leave.

Debeo Summa Credo: I've voted for Clinton, gore, Kerry and Obama


Sure you have. You spend 99% of your time in this forum talking one way and the remaining 1% tacking the economic equivalent of "I'm not a racist but" onto your posts.
 
2012-07-18 04:20:06 PM

JohnnyC: Debeo Summa Credo: Well, they're both pretty silly

What exactly do you find funny about a Presidential candidate continuing to obfuscate his history?

Let me guess... Romney has nothing to hide, he's just not releasing his tax returns on principle?


Because idiots like the guy in TFA will pore over them and cherry pick items out of context to put in ads that you dopes will fall for.

It's like the dishonest criticism of Bain- look at XYZ company that went of business after Bain bought them. (disregard the fact that it was eight years after Bain bought them or that it was competition from Asian suppliers that caused them to go out of business and 5 other companies in the same industry failed because of the same external issues and let's ignore the 6 successful Bain investments for every one that went out of business.

If you're so concerned about obfuscating history, were you similarly concerned about Obama's reluctance to release the long form gift certificate? No? Of course not because it was bullshiat.
 
2012-07-18 04:20:21 PM

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


If Obama was doing lines off Palin's ass, I'd care because I'd want to be in on that action.

/Hey Barry, call me.
 
2012-07-18 04:20:58 PM

ignatius_crumbcake: 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 image 509x306]


The fact that it's Obama on Fox News saying Bin Laden is dead is...awesome.

/seeing Roger Ailes' head explode would be even better
 
2012-07-18 04:21:23 PM
I think this will mean Sally and Sue will both be voting for Obama.

/ain't no difference between the two.
 
2012-07-18 04:22:13 PM

ksdanj: 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...


Honestly: YOU have a better chance of being President than Romney has at the moment.
 
2012-07-18 04:23:33 PM

FooDog: So essentially a repeat of 2008? Good idea since it worked out so great last time around... Soon enough Romney will be ending all his sentences with "My Friends".


"Corporations are people, my friend." Mitt Romney, 8/11/11
 
2012-07-18 04:24:26 PM

doyner: And yet those who will be outraged still conveniently forget GWBs years of cocaine use.


Friend of mine who was a mildly famous punk rocker used to tell hilarious stories of being woken up by his neighbor George W. Bush in the middle of the night whenever Bush was desperate for a coke hook-up. No matter how many times the guy tried, he just could not make Bush understtand the concept of what a "Straight-edge" punk was and why it meant that no, no he really wouldn't "know a guy he could call"
 
2012-07-18 04:25:21 PM
Anyone know how one goes about getting a $100 million IRA?

Thanks.
 
2012-07-18 04:25:31 PM
It appears that Gov. Romney has painted himself into a corner. If Gov. Romney releases the returns before the convention it may make a floor fight more likely. If Gov. Romney releases the returns after the convention than it may be panned as timed to avoid a floor fight. Either way Gov. Romney may be painted as week for caving into demands that he release the returns. If there is nothing on the returns that can be construed as objectionable than Gov. Romney will be panned as being a fool. It there are things on the returns that can be construed as objectionable than the longer he waits the more objectionable they will become.

/If Gov. Romney loses the race to Pres. Obama than the GOP,especially in the south, will blame the LDS.
//It may be ideologically impossible for GOP to blame perceptions of Gov. Ronmey's business record for the loss.
///How on earth did a businessman from Mass. get the gig of running 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake? It is not like this businessman had any experience running any sporting events. Couldn't be nepotism based upon creed, could it?
 
2012-07-18 04:25:33 PM

Magorn: doyner: And yet those who will be outraged still conveniently forget GWBs years of cocaine use.

Friend of mine who was a mildly famous punk rocker used to tell hilarious stories of being woken up by his neighbor George W. Bush in the middle of the night whenever Bush was desperate for a coke hook-up. No matter how many times the guy tried, he just could not make Bush understtand the concept of what a "Straight-edge" punk was and why it meant that no, no he really wouldn't "know a guy he could call"


your friend sucks
 
2012-07-18 04:26:11 PM

mainstreet62: 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!


You just keep me hanging on...
 
2012-07-18 04:27:58 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: If you're so concerned about obfuscating history, were you similarly concerned about Obama's reluctance to release the long form gift certificate? No? Of course not because it was bullshiat.


What reluctance? People weren't even calling for it until after he had the job. He appropriately took his time and released it when (and if) he damn well pleased. He was under no compulsion to do so, and the people asking for it were hardly independents. Contrast that with people interested in Romney's business career (which includes far more than the fringe left equivalent to the tea party) who want to see it so that they can specifically see the business experience Romney thinks he would be a good president because of.

Now, you can argue that idiots will pore over them and cherry-pick and dishonestly present information from his business history, but hasn't Romney done the same when claiming that he is a job creator, and hasn't he opened the door to this line of discussion by claiming his business experience will make him a superior candidate to Obama? I think so. Yet I don't see you criticizing the political cherry-picking on that side of the aisle. I wonder why?
 
2012-07-18 04:29:00 PM

NateGrey: Anyone know how one goes about getting a $100 million IRA?

Thanks.


Just put aside $50MM and get matching donation from your employer, like everyone else.
 
2012-07-18 04:29:15 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.


Well let's see. Bush Jr did coke, and Obama has as well. And i wouldn't doubt that Clinton too, although he would never admit it. I bet most of those in congress has as well. I would certainly say vast majority of those on Wall Street definitely has. I use to work with doctors, and the pharmaceutical reps took them to strip clubs and provided them with coke. So i would have to say that most upper class folks, white or black, probably have done coke.
 
2012-07-18 04:30:01 PM

Smackledorfer: Debeo Summa Credo: Dude, of course CEO salaries are set by their market value. It's what they receive in the market!

So you don't understand what market forces are and how they operate. Got it. I'd accept this level of ignorance out of you if I and a dozen other people hadn't explained how CEO salaries are set a dozen times in a dozen threads and watched you conveniently skip the posts or leave.

Debeo Summa Credo: I've voted for Clinton, gore, Kerry and Obama

Sure you have. You spend 99% of your time in this forum talking one way and the remaining 1% tacking the economic equivalent of "I'm not a racist but" onto your posts.


Explain to me how the "market value of CEO salaries" is determined in your mind. What is the "market value", of say, Jamie Dimon?

And I talk 99% of the way one way in here because fark has transformed into a left wing circle jerk. When a right winger says something stupid, there are 20 of you clowns jumping in. But when left wingers make dumb misinformed comments there's few of us around to correct you and help you understand.
 
2012-07-18 04:30:04 PM

bootman: Gov. Romney


Obama and Congress need to do something useful, like pass a law that once somebody leaves office they don't get to use the title anymore. Like that turd Sununu calling himself 'Governor.' Last time he was governor, Chris Christie could still see his penis.
 
2012-07-18 04:30:09 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.


Not that I'm particularly proud of this, but I can honestly say that, despite being around it for years, and even having gone to Burning Man several times, I've never imbibed anything stronger or more illegal than alcohol. I'm a little persnickety about my brain and haven't really wanted randomly fark with it, so I've always said no thanks. That, and for some reason I always get stuck in the Bouncer/Trip advisor/babysitter/designated driver role

/some of the recent research on shrooms and the permanent boost it gives to your creativity may make me change my mind someday soon though
 
2012-07-18 04:31:29 PM

NateGrey: Anyone know how one goes about getting a $100 million IRA?

Thanks.


Step 1. Fill bags with Benjamins.
Step 2. Place $0.01 price tags on bags.
Step 3. Purchase bags with IRA funds.
Step 4. Claim that it is legal because it was special preferred stock, not Benjamins in the bags.
 
2012-07-18 04:31:31 PM

ignatius_crumbcake: bootman: Gov. Romney

Obama and Congress need to do something useful, like pass a law that once somebody leaves office they don't get to use the title anymore. Like that turd Sununu calling himself 'Governor.' Last time he was governor, Chris Christie could still see his penis.


Oh this got a +funny...

Same for Palin.
 
2012-07-18 04:31:42 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: there's few of us around to correct you and help you understand.


For that to be true you would need to be correct.
 
2012-07-18 04:31:52 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 just hope Obama can sue for copyright infringement if Romney's ads do nothing but regurgitate parts from his book.
 
2012-07-18 04:31:57 PM
I think it is shiatty that he is continuing the war on drugs having admitted to doing drugs. If he got caught, he would have never ever been in local government let alone the President. On the other hand, I'm more concerned about his policies versus Mitten's policies.

/currently reading "The New Jim Crow. Mass Incarceration in an age of Color blindness." it's depressing stuff.
 
2012-07-18 04:32:32 PM

balloot: The last two presidents of the US have admitted to doing so.


"It's okay because Bush did it" somehow just doesn't have the connotations I think you want it to have.

incendi: Not dooms, necessarily, but people will assume either
a) you're lying
b) you had a very sheltered childhood
c) you're part of some weird church
or d) you were that super uptight kid nobody liked who would rat people out.


How about "e) you didn't need drugs because you had sufficient intelligence and curiosity to keep you otherwise occupied"?
 
2012-07-18 04:34:08 PM

moralpanic: 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.

Well let's see. Bush Jr did coke, and Obama has as well. And i wouldn't doubt that Clinton too, although he would never admit it. I bet most of those in congress has as well. I would certainly say vast majority of those on Wall Street definitely has. I use to work with doctors, and the pharmaceutical reps took them to strip clubs and provided them with coke. So i would have to say that most upper class folks, white or black, probably have done coke.


I was thinking the same thing. Since when is coke the new weed? Apparently, I've just never hung around rich enough people
 
2012-07-18 04:34:10 PM
I'm curious, which thread did Willy Geist appear in? I missed it, and I'm certain there would be lulz abound there.
 
2012-07-18 04:34:24 PM

James F. Campbell: "e) you didn't need drugs because you had sufficient intelligence and curiosity to keep you otherwise occupied"?


haha jesus christ, what are you 12?
 
2012-07-18 04:34:53 PM

Magorn: I'm a little persnickety about my brain and haven't really wanted randomly fark with it, so I've always said no thanks.


This.

"That brain thing" is all I basically have in my favor.
 
2012-07-18 04:35:07 PM

James F. Campbell:
How about "e) you didn't need drugs because you had sufficient intelligence and curiosity to keep you otherwise occupied"?


What would you know about drugs if you have never done it?
 
2012-07-18 04:35:25 PM

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


I can't even wish them good luck in jest, anymore.
 
2012-07-18 04:35:30 PM

MurphyMurphy: [emotibot.net image 447x331]

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!


You, sir, owe me a new monitor.
 
2012-07-18 04:35:32 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Because idiots like the guy in TFA will pore over them and cherry pick items out of context to put in ads that you dopes will fall for.


Is Romney unique amongst modern Presidential candidates in this regard? Why hasn't that fear stopped anyone else?
 
2012-07-18 04:35:48 PM

James F. Campbell: balloot: The last two presidents of the US have admitted to doing so.

"It's okay because Bush did it" somehow just doesn't have the connotations I think you want it to have.

incendi: Not dooms, necessarily, but people will assume either
a) you're lying
b) you had a very sheltered childhood
c) you're part of some weird church
or d) you were that super uptight kid nobody liked who would rat people out.

How about "e) you didn't need drugs because you had sufficient intelligence and curiosity to keep you otherwise occupied"?


Based on your response I'm going to go with D
 
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