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(ABC)   Obama: "Hell, we really didn't need to carry Pennsylvania anyway"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 221
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2012-08-03 02:54:46 PM
FTFA: Obama, appearing on a Columbus, Ohio, sports talk radio show aired Thursday, was asked whether "the punishment fit the crime."

"I think it does," Obama said. "I mean, I have been a big admirer of Penn State football. Obviously Joe Paterno was a great football coach. But there are some things that are just more important than sports. And making sure our kids are safe is more important than sports."


History's greatest monster!
 
2012-08-03 02:56:06 PM
last i checked, he was up 11 points in pennsylvania.

so long as the GOP voter suppression scheme is stopped by the courts (and it looks as if it will), obama will carry PA.
 
2012-08-03 03:01:47 PM
 
2012-08-03 03:03:08 PM
You make it sound like Obama's not used to opposition from large groups of ignorant farktards who feel outraged over ridiculous things.
 
2012-08-03 03:17:54 PM
Well, we already know that Penn State alum Rick Santorum thinks the sanctions were wrong, and that he defends Joe Paterno, so the bar that has been set for politicians re: the Penn State scandal is, "Don't be like Rick Santorum." Doesn't take much effort, but I applaud the President for recognizing that enabling the raping of children should be punished.
 
2012-08-03 03:21:35 PM
-10/10 subby.
 
2012-08-03 03:21:38 PM
that part of the state isn't going to vote for him anyway. he just has to suck up to Pitt, Penn and the other schools in the cities
 
2012-08-03 03:23:52 PM

Coco LaFemme: Well, we already know that Penn State alum Rick Santorum thinks the sanctions were wrong, and that he defends Joe Paterno, so the bar that has been set for politicians re: the Penn State scandal is, "Don't be like Rick Santorum." Doesn't take much effort, but I applaud the President for recognizing that enabling the raping of children should be punished.


He's not Catholic.It's not a huge revelation for him.
 
2012-08-03 03:26:17 PM
Your butthurt is nothing compared to that of those kids, subby
 
2012-08-03 03:28:05 PM
There's a lot more to Pennsylvania than the Penn State area. Namely some large cities like Philidelphia and Pittsburgh.
 
2012-08-03 03:29:09 PM
Also, I don't know how voting works when you're out of state in college (I went to a school in the state I lived)... do most of these kids even vote in Pennsylvania?
 
2012-08-03 03:30:14 PM

FlashHarry: last i checked, he was up 11 points in pennsylvania.

so long as the GOP voter suppression scheme is stopped by the courts (and it looks as if it will), obama will carry PA.


Dusk-You-n-Me: Link


Oh I wish Obama would carry one of the 3 Mormon States: Arizona, Utah or Idaho. It's a dream, but it'd be so awesome.
 
2012-08-03 03:32:26 PM

downstairs: Also, I don't know how voting works when you're out of state in college (I went to a school in the state I lived)... do most of these kids even vote in Pennsylvania?


Don't quote me on this, but I believe you can either send in an absentee ballot for the state you live in, at the address were at before you went to school (your parents' house) OR you can register to vote in the state you go to school in, provided you have lived at that address at least 30 days prior to the election.
 
2012-08-03 03:34:26 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: that part of the state isn't going to vote for him anyway. he just has to suck up to Pitt, Penn and the other schools in the cities


Most of the students at Penn State are from Philadelphia or Pittsburgh and the surrounding suburbs. There are 40,000+ kids there and that kind of number does not exclusively come from central PA. We used to have a annual touch football game between the Philly and Pittsburgh kids to decide if soft drinks would be called soda or pop for the year. PSU also has about 500,000 alumni.

While I don't think Obama saying this will hurt his chances (I wouldn't not vote for him as an alumni and sure as hell wouldn't vote for Rick Santorum) it's wrong of confuse the local central PAers as exclusively alumni. Most are from the more populated areas of the state.
 
2012-08-03 03:41:10 PM

Quasar: You make it sound like Obama's not used to opposition from large groups of ignorant farktards who feel outraged over ridiculous things.


Sheeut. I think he has a doctorate degree on the subject by now.
 
2012-08-03 03:42:23 PM
Yeah... Not going to argue with the President in this one.
 
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2012-08-03 03:57:02 PM
I think the pro-child rape part of PA wasn't going to vote for Obama anyway.
 
2012-08-03 03:58:06 PM
Well I sincerely hope that the opponents of boy-butt-rape-enabling outnumber the "WAAAAAH!!! NO FOOTBALL?!?!?" crowd.
 
2012-08-03 03:59:27 PM
How long until GOP spokespeople come out in opposition of Obama's stance on this?
 
2012-08-03 04:00:36 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Well I sincerely hope that the opponents of boy-butt-rape-enabling outnumber the "WAAAAAH!!! NO FOOTBALL?!?!?" crowd.


In Pennsylvania???!!
 
2012-08-03 04:10:26 PM

Krymson Tyde: How long until GOP spokespeople come out in opposition of Obama's stance on this?


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2012-08-03 04:10:48 PM

Krymson Tyde: How long until GOP spokespeople come out in opposition of Obama's stance on this?


I was hoping the same thing...the knee-jerk "Anything Obama says we're a'gin!" crowd will have neckerchief-slide dents on their balls before the Sunday talk shows.
 
2012-08-03 04:22:29 PM

downstairs: Also, I don't know how voting works when you're out of state in college (I went to a school in the state I lived)... do most of these kids even vote in Pennsylvania?


Preventing college students from voting anywhere has been a strong goal of Republican suppression efforts for at least 40 years. Jiggling local rules so they couldn't vote at college because their 'home' was elsewhere, and couldn't vote absentee at 'home' because they were living in a dorm was going on when I was an undergrad in the 70's. And it was driven entirely by Republicans; Dems have traditionally been "let's register everybody but hope we're registering more of us than of them".
 
2012-08-03 04:44:23 PM
Hmmm...

Muslims hate pigs.
Obama hates footballs.
Footballs are called pigskins.

WE'RE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS HERE, PEOPLE!
 
2012-08-03 04:44:31 PM
great - now the GOP is going to have to take a pro-pedophila stance. as a rule, if Obama is in favor of something, the Republicans are against it. in this case, Obama is against pedo rape, which means the GOP have to be in favor of it.
 
2012-08-03 04:56:04 PM
Good thing for him that all that voter suppression is going to be against those pissed off college kids!

Zing.
 
2012-08-03 05:36:30 PM

Weaver95: great - now the GOP is going to have to take a pro-pedophila stance. as a rule, if Obama is in favor of something, the Republicans are against it. in this case, Obama is against pedo rape, which means the GOP have to be in favor of it.


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My friends, the Democrat Party claims to be the party of acceptance and openness, but those on the left would deny you the right to make love to a pre-teen boy in a public shower. Are you going to stand for the government telling you what to do?
 
2012-08-03 05:43:40 PM
In other news, House Rpublicans immediately pass measure in support of kiddie diddling.
 
2012-08-03 05:50:39 PM
Penn State fans sure talk a big game for a school that hasn't won a single game in 15 years.
 
2012-08-03 05:51:46 PM

sprawl15: Penn State fans sure talk a big game for a school that hasn't won a single game in 15 years.


I had family that went to Penn State but that made me LOL hard.
 
2012-08-03 05:52:48 PM
What we're all forgetting here is that now teams like Illinois and Minnesota have a team it can look down on now.
 
2012-08-03 05:54:23 PM
OK GOP, you're against Gay Marriage but for Child Molestation? WTF?
 
2012-08-03 05:54:59 PM

Mrtraveler01: What we're all forgetting here is that now teams like Illinois and Minnesota have a team it can look down on now.


Illinois and Minnesota have both won bowl games in this CENTURY. Penn State? Nope.
 
2012-08-03 05:56:15 PM
Honestly, Penn State got off light.
 
2012-08-03 05:56:24 PM
OMFG the spin on this is almost as hysterical as the comments section of that article.

This gem is my favorite:

POSTED BY: SLICK RICK | AUGUST 3, 2012, 1:08 PM 1:08 PM

So, our President is okay with punishment being doled out without due process? He's okay that nothing has been proven, because the court cases are complete? He's okay with a former disgraced FBI director comes to conclusions not backed up by his "evidence"? Isn't he supposed to DEFEND due process?
Penn State did not violate any of the NCAA's rules. They didn't gain a competitive advantage. They didn't violate recruiting rules. This was NOT a football issue. It was a criminal issue. The NCAA had no jurisdiction.
And to take games away back to 1998 is ludicrous. Sandusky was NOT charged in that incident. The police (both University Park & State College) and the Centre County DA's office determined that no crime had been committed. Sandusky's statement & the boy's statement matched. If NO crime was committed, then why is Penn State being punished?
 
2012-08-03 05:58:25 PM

downstairs: Also, I don't know how voting works when you're out of state in college (I went to a school in the state I lived)... do most of these kids even vote in Pennsylvania?


I registered in Ohio for 2004 when I went to Kent State so I could have a vote that actually mattered in a presidential election.
 
2012-08-03 05:58:59 PM

BarnabusJ: OMFG the spin on this is almost as hysterical as the comments section of that article.

This gem is my favorite:

POSTED BY: SLICK RICK | AUGUST 3, 2012, 1:08 PM 1:08 PM

So, our President is okay with punishment being doled out without due process? He's okay that nothing has been proven, because the court cases are complete? He's okay with a former disgraced FBI director comes to conclusions not backed up by his "evidence"? Isn't he supposed to DEFEND due process?
Penn State did not violate any of the NCAA's rules. They didn't gain a competitive advantage. They didn't violate recruiting rules. This was NOT a football issue. It was a criminal issue. The NCAA had no jurisdiction.
And to take games away back to 1998 is ludicrous. Sandusky was NOT charged in that incident. The police (both University Park & State College) and the Centre County DA's office determined that no crime had been committed. Sandusky's statement & the boy's statement matched. If NO crime was committed, then why is Penn State being punished?


Hmmm...That's a TRWIBSVR. The Right-Wing Is Bad So Vote Republican.
 
2012-08-03 05:59:16 PM
I hope this leads to a national farking a child in the shower appreciation day.
 
2012-08-03 06:00:32 PM
subby: smiling like Dick Cheney through the butthurt
 
2012-08-03 06:02:12 PM

sprawl15: Penn State fans sure talk a big game for a school that hasn't won a single game in 15 years.


Nice. +1
 
2012-08-03 06:04:53 PM

gimmegimme: BarnabusJ: OMFG the spin on this is almost as hysterical as the comments section of that article.

This gem is my favorite:

POSTED BY: SLICK RICK | AUGUST 3, 2012, 1:08 PM 1:08 PM

So, our President is okay with punishment being doled out without due process? He's okay that nothing has been proven, because the court cases are complete? He's okay with a former disgraced FBI director comes to conclusions not backed up by his "evidence"? Isn't he supposed to DEFEND due process?
Penn State did not violate any of the NCAA's rules. They didn't gain a competitive advantage. They didn't violate recruiting rules. This was NOT a football issue. It was a criminal issue. The NCAA had no jurisdiction.
And to take games away back to 1998 is ludicrous. Sandusky was NOT charged in that incident. The police (both University Park & State College) and the Centre County DA's office determined that no crime had been committed. Sandusky's statement & the boy's statement matched. If NO crime was committed, then why is Penn State being punished?

Hmmm...That's a TRWIBSVR. The Right-Wing Is Bad So Vote Republican.


Well I would bet it's a Penn State fan be delusionally pro Penn State, not a right winger being delusionally anti-Obama. Could be both.
 
2012-08-03 06:05:04 PM
Mitt Romney thinks it should be left up to the state to decide whether child rape is a big deal or not.
 
2012-08-03 06:05:56 PM

sprawl15: Penn State fans sure talk a big game for a school that hasn't won a single game in 15 years.


Damn, I wish I had thought of that. Imma stealing it.
 
2012-08-03 06:06:42 PM
Wow, I actually mostly agree with Obama. I understand why he can't say "give those arrogant child raping bastards the death penalty!"
 
2012-08-03 06:06:44 PM
Even the biggest Penn State fan has to, in his heart of hearts, step back and realize that despite the severity of the punishment, it could have easily been worse. Much worse. And Obama isn't wrong in being for it - because it's politically untenable to be against it. Only an idiot would be against punishment for a school that covered up child abuse... thus, Rick Santorum, a person the people of PA quite simply hate.
 
2012-08-03 06:09:07 PM

beta_plus: Wow, I actually mostly agree with Obama. I understand why he can't say "give those arrogant child raping bastards the death penalty!"


I love how the idea of agreeing with the President is so hateful to you that you had to add the qualifier.
 
2012-08-03 06:09:30 PM

Bag of Hammers: OK GOP, you're against Gay Marriage but for Child Molestation? WTF?


Wtf does one have to do with the other?
 
2012-08-03 06:09:44 PM
i got the joke, subby.
 
2012-08-03 06:10:07 PM
I somehow don't think this will cause Obama to lose Pennsylvania.
 
2012-08-03 06:11:05 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link


But can Romney win without Pennsylvania?
 
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