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2012-07-29 03:33:33 PM  

GAT_00: Palin is the single thing that got my father to vote for Obama.


This. Well, not the only thing, as he's essentially become a man without a party as the Republicans have become dominated by Bible beating nuts, but he's said many times there was no way he was going to vote for that ticket considering what could happen to McCain. He wasn't the only one either, I knew quite a few conservatives who were fine voting for McCain until he picked Palin.
 
2012-07-29 03:41:12 PM  

Magorn: Not for nothing, but if this is a recent Palin Photo:
[www.trbimg.com image 600x431]

then she's wither gone on a crash diet, is suddenly aging very badly, or has something seriously wrong with her (like cancer level wrong-god forbid)
compare to just 4 years ago:

[msnbcmedia2.msn.com image 474x332]


Don't you think she looks tired?
 
2012-07-29 03:43:14 PM  

Magorn: Not for nothing, but if this is a recent Palin Photo:
[www.trbimg.com image 600x431]

then she's wither gone on a crash diet, is suddenly aging very badly, or has something seriously wrong with her (like cancer level wrong-god forbid)
compare to just 4 years ago:

[msnbcmedia2.msn.com image 474x332]


And that's why you should never use a pen to write on your hand. It was... It was... INK POISONING!
 
2012-07-29 03:43:57 PM  

robsul82: GAT_00: Palin is the single thing that got my father to vote for Obama.

This. Well, not the only thing, as he's essentially become a man without a party as the Republicans have become dominated by Bible beating nuts, but he's said many times there was no way he was going to vote for that ticket considering what could happen to McCain. He wasn't the only one either, I knew quite a few conservatives who were fine voting for McCain until he picked Palin.


I dunno...my aged grandmother (93 at the time) didn't want to vote for McCain because she thought he was too old.
 
2012-07-29 03:56:29 PM  

Nem Wan: Bush doesn't have much reason to regret picking Cheney.


Google up who headed the VP picking process for Dubya. Then reconsider who should speak of good or bad VP picks.
 
2012-07-29 04:13:50 PM  

JerkStore: I imagine Sarah, reading...


Dude- check your assumptions here.
 
2012-07-29 04:20:50 PM  

Gyrfalcon: If only there had been some way for the GOP to test the waters beforehand, perhaps through some kind of random-sampling public opinion survey.


Heck, if they had seriously talked to her for 20 minutes they'd realize she's a grifting nitwit.
 
2012-07-29 04:24:24 PM  
Whereas Dick Cheney was such a fantastic choice for VP.

So fantastic he gets a lifetime Get out of Jail Free Card.

Now that's oligarchy.
 
2012-07-29 04:25:43 PM  

whidbey: Whereas Dick Cheney was such a fantastic choice for VP.

So fantastic he gets a lifetime Get out of Jail Free Card.

Now that's oligarchy.


FTFY
 
2012-07-29 04:52:44 PM  

dr_blasto: Cheney was a mistake, too.


Cheney did better as the president than as the vice-president. But generally, Cheney screwed the country so bad than on a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being best, Cheney was a 30. I'm not giving him lower only because Palin would be a 10 had she been in office.
 
2012-07-29 05:07:33 PM  

dericwater: dr_blasto: Cheney was a mistake, too.

Cheney did better as the president than as the vice-presiden


Yes, because throwing all your support into and launching 2 failed police actions=doing "better"

You funny man.
 
2012-07-29 05:11:39 PM  
I really don't get all the Palin hating. He was excellent in the dead parrot sketch.
 
2012-07-29 05:15:21 PM  
The guy is a freaking prophet
 
2012-07-29 05:16:36 PM  

Corvus: jmr61: Corvus: Romney has LESS political experience then Sarah Palin had!! And he is at the top of the ticket!!

If you think Sarah Palin wasn't experienced enough how the hell can you vote for Romney?

You had me unti this:


[www.searchamelia.com image 357x233]

I know the difference I made a mistake.

What does the word "unti" mean?

You had me until then.


Muphrey's Law strikes again.
 
2012-07-29 06:08:18 PM  

DeltaPunch: 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'm already stockpiling popcorn for the 2016 Republican primaries. It's going to be epic.
 
2012-07-29 06:23:47 PM  

Arkanaut: He used to be a lot saner


Actually, he didn't. It's just that GHW was savvy enough to keep a boot on Cheney's and Wolfowitz's necks while they were in his administration. GWB was a clueless maroon who left the yahoo barn door open and had no idea how to close it afterwards.
 
2012-07-29 06:27:07 PM  

Magorn: Not for nothing, but if this is a recent Palin Photo:
[www.trbimg.com image 600x431]

then she's wither gone on a crash diet, is suddenly aging very badly, or has something seriously wrong with her (like cancer level wrong-god forbid)
compare to just 4 years ago:

[msnbcmedia2.msn.com image 474x332]


I think she is aging badly and with menopause & Boniva around the corner you can expect it to accelerate. She may also may have some eastern european genetics in play and the babushka bomb is exploding.
 
2012-07-29 06:38:53 PM  
I love that this comes from a guy tasked with managing a VP selection process who picked himself as the best candidate.
 
2012-07-29 06:48:49 PM  

GWSuperfan: JerkStore: I imagine Sarah, reading...

Dude- check your assumptions here.


"I am Sam! Sam I am! Do you like green eggs and ham?"

"OK, Trig, that's enough. Mommy's head hurts."
 
2012-07-29 06:51:14 PM  

Magorn: Not for nothing, but if this is a recent Palin Photo:
[www.trbimg.com image 600x431]

then she's wither gone on a crash diet, is suddenly aging very badly, or has something seriously wrong with her (like cancer level wrong-god forbid)
compare to just 4 years ago:

[msnbcmedia2.msn.com image 474x332]


I doubt Palin has cancer. She does have an eating disorder, however. It fits with her type: she's getting older and is in the public eye. Chances are she's binging and purging to compete with her daughters for the spotlight. Keep in mind that her competition nowadays is on Fox News and their stable of leather-skinned bottle blondes one sunburn away from looking from Grandpa Sawyer from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The sad thing is that she might be having a lot of plastic surgery over the next few years, turning her from a normalish looking woman into a freak.

Gotfire: I think she is aging badly and with menopause & Boniva around the corner you can expect it to accelerate. She may also may have some eastern european genetics in play and the babushka bomb is exploding.


Not to mention she seems the type to self-medicate and not learn from her mistakes. Who wants to think she's still behaving like she's in high school with all that abuse? Especially since most of her popularity comes from her looks?

czetie: DeltaPunch: 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'm already stockpiling popcorn for the 2016 Republican primaries. It's going to be epic.


Indeed, but it depends on how the reaction to Obama's 2012 win goes. The Republicans are already pulling the 'person who can't be unelected playing Greek Chorus' card, but we've seen that a lot of people who are still in power behaving like they can reap the retard whirlwind and pandering to a very emboldened base. It depends on how disenchanted the Republican Base is by the losses or being shut out of a process they've had enormous power in for the last decade. And how many millionaires are going to bankroll an attempt by the crazies to be their own patsy.
 
2012-07-29 06:52:49 PM  

Magorn: Not for nothing, but if this is a recent Palin Photo:
[www.trbimg.com image 600x431]

then she's wither gone on a crash diet, is suddenly aging very badly, or has something seriously wrong with her (like cancer level wrong-god forbid)
compare to just 4 years ago:

[msnbcmedia2.msn.com image 474x332]


She moved to Ari(d)zona and has forgotten she has to moisturize and hydrate there more often and more thoroughly than in Alaska.
 
2012-07-29 07:24:27 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: czetie: DeltaPunch: 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'm already stockpiling popcorn for the 2016 Republican primaries. It's going to be epic.

Indeed, but it depends on how the reaction to Obama's 2012 win goes. The Republicans are already pulling the 'person who can't be unelected playing Greek Chorus' card, but we've seen that a lot of people who are still in power behaving like they can reap the retard whirlwind and pandering to a very emboldened base. It depends on how disenchanted the Republican Base is by the losses or being shut out of a process they've had enormous power in for the last decade. And how many millionaires are going to bankroll an attempt by the crazies to be their own patsy.


I'm hoping for both: A showdown between the batshiat crazy base and the corporatist financial powers.

Fundies vs. Funders, if you will.
 
2012-07-29 07:31:41 PM  

Magorn: Not for nothing, but if this is a recent Palin Photo:
[www.trbimg.com image 600x431]

then she's wither gone on a crash diet, is suddenly aging very badly, or has something seriously wrong with her (like cancer level wrong-god forbid)
compare to just 4 years ago:

[msnbcmedia2.msn.com image 474x332]


People's aging becomes more noticeable in late 40s/early 50s. Film at 11.
 
CDP [TotalFark]
2012-07-29 07:38:10 PM  
Palin is "ready" to balance a budget - since she did it in Alaska.

Palin is "ready" to increase benefits for our esteemed elders while cutting out wasteful spending existing all across our federal government - since she did similar things in Alaska.

Palin is "ready" to call out entrenched special interests like she did when she served up a little justice to the Republican Party's good old boys and their dealings with big oil. She did that in Alaska, too.

Palin's "ready" to unabashedly call out Barack Obama. This includes pointing out his past associations, his reckless squandering of billions of our dollars to pay back his Wall Street friends (just as Bush/Cheney once did), and his plans to whip Americans into Greece-like big-government submission. This is in contrast to the establishment's plans to hold back.

Palin's "ready" to endorse countless candidates for the Congress. She's been successful at using her enormous grassroots influence to pull a great deal of them across the finish line.

Palin's not ready to fall in line with the establishment. Until any candidate (including our perceived "front-runner") demonstrates a full willingness to truly unify with the party's grassroots, don't count on her to make deals behind closed doors or hold high-priced fundraisers at her home.

Link

i132.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-29 07:53:07 PM  
i78.photobucket.com

"Sherlock Holmes, his bowels constipated."
 
2012-07-29 08:16:04 PM  

CDP: 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 image 165x250]

 
2012-07-29 09:08:21 PM  

CDP: 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 image 165x250]


Poe's Law. There are people stupid enough to talk like this so if this is satire, I can't tell.
 
2012-07-29 09:30:49 PM  
There are people who still haven't figured out CDP's schtick?

/I have him faved and farkied as "juxtapostional mindfark awesomesauce".

Usually consists of a verbatim unattributed quote from Freeperworld or beyond and is followed up with a "picture is worth a 1000 words" jpg that mocks the printed word.

Meh, maybe it's an acquired taste.
 
2012-07-29 09:31:31 PM  

Pappas: And, yes, running for political office counts as political experience.


So you are saying perennial candidate like Ralph Nader (ran for president 4 times) has LOTS of political experience?

That is SO amazingly stupid, it hurts my head.
 
2012-07-29 09:32:41 PM  
Actually that last one had a link so ixnay on the unattributed thing.
 
2012-07-29 09:34:56 PM  

Pappas: And, yes, running for political office counts as political experience. You're focused on world events, making plans, formulating stances, "playing politics", e.t.c. It's not the BEST experience, sure, but at least you can reasonably expect to learn why North and South Korea are different countries in the process.


According to Pappas one of the most experienced politicians ever:

upload.wikimedia.org

Jimmy McMillan of the "Rents too dam high party".
Jimmy McMillan, founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, has run for Mayor of New York City in 1993, 2005, and 2009, and Governor of New York in 1994, 2006, and 2010. He has announced a run for President in 2012.

Serious that statement is ridiculous.
 
2012-07-29 10:57:00 PM  

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


So the Republicans should have picked Romney in 2008?
 
2012-07-29 11:01:09 PM  
"Palin pick was a mistake"

silencedmajority.blogs.com

Disagrees

/hot
 
2012-07-29 11:06:10 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Shrugging Atlas: 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?

Michelle Bachmann is a haircut.

/The Newsroom is awesome.


Michelle Bachmann is a beard.
 
2012-07-29 11:14:26 PM  
The thing is though, the Bush lovers still love and miss Bush and the Palin lovers will always love Palin no matter what they say or do or stand for. It will be the same with the Obama lovers. I have always been of the belief that the powers that be will not let a candidate that could destroy the country become nominated. Now, watching Romney run, I think that I was possibly wrong.

Maybe the Myans knew something after all
 
2012-07-29 11:16:24 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: The thing is though, the Bush lovers still love and miss Bush and the Palin lovers will always love Palin no matter what they say or do or stand for. It will be the same with the Obama lovers. I have always been of the belief that the powers that be will not let a candidate that could destroy the country become nominated. Now, watching Romney run, I think that I was possibly wrong.

Maybe the Myans knew something after all


Yeah. Unlike you, they knew that both sides were NOT the same, and didn't try to lump in decent leaders with utter pieces of human garbage.
 
2012-07-29 11:38:49 PM  

Corvus: Pappas: And, yes, running for political office counts as political experience. You're focused on world events, making plans, formulating stances, "playing politics", e.t.c. It's not the BEST experience, sure, but at least you can reasonably expect to learn why North and South Korea are different countries in the process.
According to Pappas one of the most experienced politicians ever:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x275]
Jimmy McMillan of the "Rents too dam high party".
Jimmy McMillan, founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, has run for Mayor of New York City in 1993, 2005, and 2009, and Governor of New York in 1994, 2006, and 2010. He has announced a run for President in 2012.
Serious that statement is ridiculous.


Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. Romney has been a serious contender in races for US Senate (giving a legendary Democrat his closest race ever in an extremely blue state), the Republican nomination for the presidency twice, and has been operating under the auspices of being the "next in line" for four years. So, I equate him with two candidates who never seriously had a chance at any office they ran for, not to mention a complete lack of any real campaigning infrastructure.

I can see, logically, how you could come to that conclusion.
 
2012-07-29 11:47:56 PM  

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


LOL.
 
2012-07-30 02:05:00 AM  

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 list of those who would actually be up to being a decent president were it necessary, unlike the others.
 
2012-07-30 02:32:19 AM  
How DARE he talk about St. Sarah like that! Real Americans everywhere hate "Dick" Cheney.
 
2012-07-30 02:34:41 AM  

Electrify: "Palin pick was a mistake"

[silencedmajority.blogs.com image 450x600]

Disagrees

/hot


Yes, she is.
 
2012-07-30 03:20:35 AM  
These are great days. We have Cheney saying Palin was a mistake, we got that crazy global warming DENIER guy now saying the science was sound, and the phenomenon is real, and we got Sandy Weill saying banking really SHOULD be re-regulated - separated back into the investment and the consumer sectors.

Republican wheels are falling off.
 
2012-07-30 03:23:02 AM  

Corvus: Romney has LESS political experience then Sarah Palin had!! And he is at the top of the ticket!!

If you think Sarah Palin wasn't experienced enough how the hell can you vote for Romney?


Well, on the one hand, he was governor of a much larger state (Boston alone has almost as many people as all of Alaska). And on the other hand, he's desperately trying to keep his own party's voters from remembering that, so it's kind of a wash.
 
2012-07-30 07:19:52 AM  
That's fascinating, Darth, it really is. Tell me, any word yet on locating ghe WMDs? How is the cheap oil thing coming?

Darth? Hello?
 
2012-07-30 08:50:27 AM  

sdd2000: 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.


Remeber: it's "throw the pin, drop the grenade! Ready? Go!"
 
2012-07-30 10:31:49 AM  

dr_blasto: Cheney was a mistake, too.


Cheney was VP for 8 years and maybe even was calling most of the shots. Not the same kind of mistake.
 
2012-07-30 10:54:19 AM  
thenewcivilrightsmovement.com

Classless attention whore.
 
2012-07-30 10:54:25 AM  

Guntram Shatterhand: Magorn: Not for nothing, but if this is a recent Palin Photo:
[www.trbimg.com image 600x431]

then she's wither gone on a crash diet, is suddenly aging very badly, or has something seriously wrong with her (like cancer level wrong-god forbid)
compare to just 4 years ago:

[msnbcmedia2.msn.com image 474x332]

I doubt Palin has cancer. She does have an eating disorder, however. It fits with her type: she's getting older and is in the public eye. Chances are she's binging and purging to compete with her daughters for the spotlight. Keep in mind that her competition nowadays is on Fox News and their stable of leather-skinned bottle blondes one sunburn away from looking from Grandpa Sawyer from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


I'm seeing what Tom Wolfe called "The Social X-Ray"
 
2012-08-01 12:50:24 PM  

contrapunctus: Mugato: Cheney did more to fark up this country than even the moronic Palin could have accomplished.

So much this.

Nobody from W's gang of incompetent scumbags has the right to pass judgment on anyone. What those neocon creeps managed to get away with makes Watergate look like child's play. Just because the American public lost its appetite for prosecution of corruption doesn't change the fact that Cheney and Company deserve to be sitting in prison cells rotting in unmarked open trenches after having been executed by firing squad for High Treason right now.


FTFY.

Add to that list any Congressman or U.S. Senator or VCP or President who has taken or signed any oath or pledge other than the Oath or Affirmation for that specific office in the Constitution, which that person by word or action holds higher than the Constitutional Oath or Affirmation of Office, or would in any way affect or impact what s/he does in office.

This most expressly includes any and all Congressmen and Senators who have signed Grover Norquist's seditionous pledge.

No fan of Palin by any stretch, but her place in history will be something of a sideshow footnote. Cheney has blood on his hands. There is a difference.

More due to lack of opportunity than any lack of willingness to get blood on her hands on Palin's part. She was and is a card-carrying member of arguably thee single most extreme Christian Theocracy cult, one who thinks that the Dominion Theologists, New Apostolic Reformation, and even Christian Reconstructionism (which has as its stated goal the repeal of the Constitution and replacing it with the Mosaic Law ― all of it ― yes, even Deuteronomy 21:18−21 [their founder, Rousas John "R. J." Rushdoony, explicitly justified why that specific passage should indeed be the Law of the Land in an interview that was aired nationwide on a talk radio program] as well as Deuteronomy Chapter 13), don't go nearly far enough.

I speak of the Third Wave of the Holy Spirit (the "Jesus Camp" people!), aka "Joel's Army" (their nickname for themselves, in "honor" of the devouring army of locusts prophesied in Joel Chapter 2, which they identify themselves as being). Their express goal is to force the horrific End Times prophecies of the Bible to come true by any means necessary. Since many End Times people have identified many of the Biblical End Times plagues with the symptoms of a nuclear war, you can see where this would lead and why no such person should ever be allowed anywhere near the Red Button / Red Phone / Nuclear Football, especially not the heartbeat of an elderly twice-melanoma-patient (far and away the deadliest form of skin cancers) away from them.

Palin in on video (available on YouTube) being anointed by the laying on of hands by an extremist literally witch-hunting (he hunted women in Uganda for being witches) African minister named Pastor Murthee after her nomination as McCain's running mate, specifically to take over and lead the USA "back to" (their version of) Jesus. These people were absolutely sure that the nomination of one of their own as V.P. to a senior citizen twice-melanoma-sufferer President was the Manifest Will of God, that God would ensure their victory over Obama (or Hillary, had she been the Democratic nom), and then God would "take McCain home" and Palin would be President, leading America "back to" (their incredibly extremist version of) Christianity (which of course didn't even remotely exist in the time of the Founders).

Now you know why so many of the more vocal fright-wingers mockingly call Obama "The Anointed One [or Messiah, which translates to The Anointed One] of the Democrats / Liberals / Socialists / Commies." Sour grapes. They really did have their own Anointed One, only the unthinkable happened: she lost! Despite it being so obviously the Will of Almighty God that she win and rule America in His name. (This is also why they think he's The Antichrist ― who else could thwart the Manifest Will of Almighty God, even temporarily!?)

Remember when she in all seriousness suggested that we should nuke Russia over their handling of the Georgian rebellion? Now you know why!

Cheney had vast numbers of people killed to fatten his own wallet and those of his buddies. Palin would've killed far more, causing vast devastation and perhaps bringing down modern civilization itself, in the sincere and fanatical belief that she was doing the Will of God as His Anointed. Which is worse?
 
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