If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Miami Herald)   Dick Cheney channeling Ric Romero: "Palin pick was a mistake"   (miamiherald.com) divider line 149
    More: Obvious, Sarah Palin, vice presidential candidate, Dick Cheney, unpopularity, John McCain, mistakes  
•       •       •

2014 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Jul 2012 at 12:53 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



149 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-07-29 11:03:21 AM
no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-07-29 11:08:43 AM

Soni: no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.


s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
CDP
2012-07-29 11:15:54 AM
We loved Sarah. She made us come alive. She was our only hope.
She was a princess in shining armor. We sent money because of her.

Alas, she just didn't have enough to get McLame over the fence.
No one could have done any better.
McLame was not to be president no matter what.

The powers behind n0bama were well underway and is still going strong.

i132.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-29 11:16:12 AM

Soni: no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.


I work with a bunch of old engineers, and most are Republicans. They were all about McCain, but Palin scared them a lot. I think the election would have been much closer if Palin hadn't been in the mix.
 
2012-07-29 11:20:25 AM
I suppose she was, Dick, but I would argue that everything you and your repugnant administration did from 2001 - 2009 was the real mistake.
 
2012-07-29 11:24:37 AM

St_Francis_P: Soni: no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.

I work with a bunch of old engineers, and most are Republicans. They were all about McCain, but Palin scared them a lot. I think the election would have been much closer if Palin hadn't been in the mix.


Palin is the single thing that got my father to vote for Obama.
 
2012-07-29 11:37:49 AM
Meh, after the last eight years of GWB, the dems could have run a blue goose and won that election.
 
2012-07-29 11:45:05 AM

basemetal: Meh, after the last eight years of GWB, the dems could have run a blue goose and won that election.


McCain wasn't a bad choice though. He had an "outsider" reputation, and when he behaved himself he could come across as an elder statesman; defending Obama was an example. Unfortunately for the Republican hopes he had a temper, and Palin.
 
2012-07-29 12:18:00 PM

St_Francis_P: Soni: no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.

I work with a bunch of old engineers, and most are Republicans. They were all about McCain, but Palin scared them a lot. I think the election would have been much closer if Palin hadn't been in the mix.


I've heard a lot of Republicans in Georgia echo the same thoughts.
 
2012-07-29 12:31:56 PM
Romney asking someone to be his VP is like loading a pistol completely, handing it to a person, and saying "Let's play Russian Roulette - I like our chances. You first."
 
2012-07-29 12:32:18 PM
The absolute worst part of selecting Palin was that her and her mutant familial unit refuse to STFU and go away

/Goddamn you John McCain
 
2012-07-29 12:32:20 PM
Badger.
 
2012-07-29 12:37:45 PM

basemetal: Meh, after the last eight years of GWB, the dems could have run a blue goose and won that election.


Provided the blue goose had more personality than Kerry.
 
2012-07-29 12:38:26 PM
When I reflect on the mistakes of that period my mind tends to go to war crimes and destroying a fifth of the world's wealth rather than the moosemoron.
 
2012-07-29 12:44:17 PM
Cheney was a mistake, too.
 
2012-07-29 12:46:32 PM

dr_blasto: Cheney was a mistake, too.


Well, you certainly can't say he doesn't know what he's talking about
 
2012-07-29 12:47:07 PM
I wonder who the Teabaggers throw under the bus to maintain team spirit, Moose Princess or The Dark Lord.
 
2012-07-29 12:51:49 PM

Ed Finnerty: Romney asking someone to be his VP is like loading a pistol completely, handing it to a person, and saying "Let's play Russian Roulette - I like our chances. You first."


Best part is that the eventual nominee will be whomever lacks the intestinal fortitude to reject such a death sentence. I could see Pawlenty weakly accepting it, "Golly, I'll take any chance to serve my country."

The real men are waiting it out for 2016, which will be one of the widest open fields for the GOP in recent times.
 
2012-07-29 12:56:43 PM
McCain wasn't a bad choice. It was the fact that he picked the same people Bush picked in 2000 and 2004 that was the mistake.

After 8 years of disappointment by the Republicans. You don't double down on that disappointment.
 
2012-07-29 12:56:49 PM

Soni: no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.


So why doesn't she run for President? Oh yeah, I forgot that she'd quit halfway through anyway. :D
 
2012-07-29 12:59:34 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: dr_blasto: Cheney was a mistake, too.

Well, you certainly can't say he doesn't know what he's talking about


Difference is, most people knew Palin was a mistake within the first month that she entered the public consciousness. We didn't know about Cheney until he's already in office.

/He used to be a lot saner
 
2012-07-29 01:00:24 PM

basemetal: Meh, after the last eight years of GWB, the dems could have run a blue goose and won that election.


That's what they thought after four years of Bush, and how did that work out?
 
2012-07-29 01:01:06 PM
Great. Cheney's comment alone gives her another 15-20 days of face time on TV.

Quit pokin' momma grizzly with a stick, please.
 
2012-07-29 01:01:07 PM

GAT_00: St_Francis_P: Soni: no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.

I work with a bunch of old engineers, and most are Republicans. They were all about McCain, but Palin scared them a lot. I think the election would have been much closer if Palin hadn't been in the mix.

Palin is the single thing that got my father to vote for Obama.


She got both my parents to vote Obama, and they both voted for Bush in '04. They were solidly McCain until she started opening her mouth. She sealed the deal for me to vote Obama. I had been leaning that way, but the lack of experience was hard to swallow, until the alternative suddenly became scary as hell.
 
2012-07-29 01:02:22 PM

Soni: no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.


Of course. The problem was the respected elder statesman with a reputation as a straight-shooter, not the incompetent AW who couldn't name a single newspaper she reads and thinks proximity to Russia somehow translates into foreign policy experience.

/I do think you're right about one thing -- McCain has become a doddering old fool.
//and the surest sign of that is that he picked Palin in the first place.
 
2012-07-29 01:04:28 PM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-29 01:04:32 PM
I have happy moments now and then when things like this come up. I imagine Sarah, reading about her fellow conservatives now throwing her under the bus with such vigor, and it brings me happiness. I have no doubt that she sees every one of these, because you just know pays someone to find every article that mentions her name--it's probably all she reads which is why her answer to Katie Couric was "All of them." One by one, even the most die-hard right-wingers are stepping back, pointing out that the emperor has no clothes (and is a moron, too), then distancing themselves from her so quickly there's smoke coming off their shoes.

And each time it happens, she knows she is one step closer to not just irrelevance, but the kind of mocked irrelevance that is normally reserved for guys like Billy Carter.

I am truly heartened knowing that her gravy train will most certainly come to its last stop, penniless and pitiful, at which point she will have to examine the ruins of her life from Nowheresville, Alaska, and realize that she did more to hurt America than anyone since Lee Harvey Oswald.
 
2012-07-29 01:06:06 PM
The bigger list includes politicians who want to be viewed as under consideration to boost their standing. Cheney says a second, much shorter list contains those who are actually being considered.

itmakessenseblog.com

Guess which list she is on.
 
2012-07-29 01:07:29 PM
Completely moot since McCain didn't have the balls to actually take on Obama to begin with. Trying to siphon off some percentage of women voters was nothing more than desperation.
 
2012-07-29 01:07:43 PM

the opposite of charity is justice: The bigger list includes politicians who want to be viewed as under consideration to boost their standing. Cheney says a second, much shorter list contains those who are actually being considered.

[itmakessenseblog.com image 357x400]

Guess which list she is on.


The black conservative lesbian list? That's a pretty short one.
 
2012-07-29 01:08:39 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: Completely moot since McCain didn't have the balls to actually take on Obama to begin with


What do you mean by "actually take on Obama"? Lie early and often about him?
 
2012-07-29 01:12:23 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Snowflake Tubbybottom: Completely moot since McCain didn't have the balls to actually take on Obama to begin with

What do you mean by "actually take on Obama"? Lie early and often about him?


I heard he fathered a child with a black woman.
 
2012-07-29 01:13:58 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Snowflake Tubbybottom: Completely moot since McCain didn't have the balls to actually take on Obama to begin with

What do you mean by "actually take on Obama"? Lie early and often about him?


He didn't have to lie since Obama had little experience but it was obvious he was more afraid of being branded racist if he challenged him more vigorously. To his credit, he was right that at least the allegations would fly.

2008 was the somewhat dull, moderate elder statesman vs. the hype of personality with no experience. I was surprised the margin of victory wasn't larger.
 
2012-07-29 01:14:47 PM

DeltaPunch: Ed Finnerty: Romney asking someone to be his VP is like loading a pistol completely, handing it to a person, and saying "Let's play Russian Roulette - I like our chances. You first."

Best part is that the eventual nominee will be whomever lacks the intestinal fortitude to reject such a death sentence. I could see Pawlenty weakly accepting it, "Golly, I'll take any chance to serve my country."

The real men are waiting it out for 2016, which will be one of the widest open fields for the GOP in recent times.


I think you'll find the best part is

...forever
 
2012-07-29 01:15:44 PM
Big farking deal. Wake me when he or any of the pundits blast someone currently holding office that says shiat as dumb or as hateful as Palin. Michelle Bachmann anyone? She ought to be kicked off all her committees and censured by the House for her most recent bullshiat.

Palin's about as relevant as my taint these days in terms of political clout. The dullard was posing in a chick fil a yesterday while dressed like some redneck visiting Branson, MO for farks sake. Way to take a stand, Cheney!
 
2012-07-29 01:16:11 PM

basemetal: Meh, after the last eight years of GWB, the dems could have run a blue goose and won that election.


And by that, I suppose you mean "so-black-it's-blue goose"?
 
2012-07-29 01:18:51 PM

DeltaPunch: Ed Finnerty: Romney asking someone to be his VP is like loading a pistol completely, handing it to a person, and saying "Let's play Russian Roulette - I like our chances. You first."

Best part is that the eventual nominee will be whomever lacks the intestinal fortitude to reject such a death sentence. I could see Pawlenty weakly accepting it, "Golly, I'll take any chance to serve my country."

The real men are waiting it out for 2016, which will be one of the widest open fields for the GOP in recent times.


The real question is whether the GOP triples down on the derp during the primary period, or finally recovers its senses enough to let the tea party break off.
 
2012-07-29 01:18:57 PM

Ed Finnerty: Romney asking someone to be his VP is like loading a pistol completely, handing it to a person, and saying "Let's play Russian Roulette - I like our chances. You first."


Yes but it is a semi-auto not a revolver.
 
2012-07-29 01:19:04 PM

MacEnvy: cameroncrazy1984: Snowflake Tubbybottom: Completely moot since McCain didn't have the balls to actually take on Obama to begin with

What do you mean by "actually take on Obama"? Lie early and often about him?

I heard he fathered a child with a black woman.


Two, even.
 
2012-07-29 01:20:56 PM
sea taco
 
2012-07-29 01:21:25 PM
I am curious to know what the republican party will look like in 2016. Right now they seem like they are gripped in hysteria and reliving the cold war and civil rights. In 2016 will they manage to look even more out of touch?
 
2012-07-29 01:24:12 PM
Cheney said a good VP is one you can shoot in the face with buckshot, and will still be alive after and won't sue you.
 
2012-07-29 01:25:29 PM
It's always a mistake to let the voters know just exactly how stupid you think they are...
 
2012-07-29 01:25:53 PM
1000awesomethings.files.wordpress.com

Detects a distinct lack of fecal material.


/Hot.
 
2012-07-29 01:29:23 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: He didn't have to lie since Obama had little experience but it was obvious he was more afraid of being branded racist if he challenged him more vigorously. To his credit, he was right that at least the allegations would fly.


I honestly can't tell if this is serious or not.
 
2012-07-29 01:29:30 PM
Cheney did more to fark up this country than even the moronic Palin could have accomplished.
 
2012-07-29 01:31:40 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: cameroncrazy1984: Snowflake Tubbybottom: Completely moot since McCain didn't have the balls to actually take on Obama to begin with


So it takes more balls to "take on Obama" than to survive being a POW?

Interesting. How does this fit in with the idea that Obama is a weak, ineffectual empty suit?
 
2012-07-29 01:32:18 PM
A party base of Rush Limbaugh fans got what they deserve and continue to get what they deserve. If they can't ask for something better, it's only because they deserve no better.
 
2012-07-29 01:33:56 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: He didn't have to lie since Obama had little experience but it was obvious he was more afraid of being branded racist if he challenged him more vigorously.


So, what kind of challenges could he have made more vigorously? IIRC, he was all over Obama's inexperience and naivete (even called Obama's statement that he'd send forces into Pakistan to take down OBL if the opportunity presented itself "dangerously naive" -- oh, wait), so what else would you have seen him do?
 
2012-07-29 01:34:43 PM

St_Francis_P: Soni: no, McCain was the mistake... Palin was the only thing that kept that doddering old fool in the race.

I work with a bunch of old engineers, and most are Republicans. They were all about McCain, but Palin scared them a lot. I think the election would have been much closer if Palin hadn't been in the mix.


Surely all Republican elections are going to be like this - one or other wing of the Republican party (plutocrat or theocrat) will win the nomination, and then have to pick a VP from the opposite side to get at least some of the other wing not to stay home, knowing that some of the more marginal voters in the original bloc will be turned off by it, but hoping to get more from the VP's wing of the party turning up to offset that loss.
 
Displayed 50 of 149 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report