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2012-08-15 12:41:42 PM  
FTA: Asked for a response, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt called Romney's claims hypocritical. "Gov. Romney's comments tonight seemed unhinged, ....

Somebody give Ben LaBolt a raise!
 
2012-08-15 01:03:25 PM  
AKA "Angry Black Man."
 
2012-08-15 01:06:35 PM  
Engage Romnoid projection mode
onlyfilms.tv
 
2012-08-15 01:09:46 PM  
What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

images.sodahead.com
 
2012-08-15 01:15:42 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]


That's all you got? You aren't actually working on the Romney campaign, are you? it would explain much.
 
2012-08-15 01:16:51 PM  
In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.
 
2012-08-15 01:17:45 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]


My autistic nephew has a more sophisticated sense of humor than you do. He's 12.
 
2012-08-15 01:23:00 PM  
I don't know what the fark Willard is on about this time, so here's a picture of Tom Haverford and Ron Farking Swanson wrestling.

i.huffpost.com
 
2012-08-15 01:27:45 PM  
What's the big deal anyway?

Obama and Biden are out on the campaign trail, saying all kinds of stupid crap, so sometimes Romney is going to call them on it. Big whoop.

I can hear Obama already, "Romney said something bad about me. He's tryin' to put me back in chains! Vote for me if you don't want to be in chainzzzza!"
 
2012-08-15 01:34:07 PM  
Is this "Chicago-style politics" thing resonating with anybody? It keeps making me think of pizza.

I can't listen to Rush or Beck or any of those idiots, so my finger is not on the pulse of the derposphere.
 
2012-08-15 01:46:07 PM  

MrBallou: Is this "Chicago-style politics" thing resonating with anybody? It keeps making me think of pizza.

I can't listen to Rush or Beck or any of those idiots, so my finger is not on the pulse of the derposphere.


Well, it's certainly getting dished pretty deep

/dammit... now I want pizza
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-15 01:46:11 PM  

vartian: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

That's all you got? You aren't actually working on the Romney campaign, are you? it would explain much.


I suspect that half the trolls on the politics tab are working for a campaign or a PAC or something similar.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-15 01:47:04 PM  
Anger and hate have been working well for the GOP for 30 years or so.
 
2012-08-15 01:47:32 PM  

vpb: vartian: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

That's all you got? You aren't actually working on the Romney campaign, are you? it would explain much.

I suspect that half the trolls on the politics tab are working for a campaign or a PAC or something similar.


i thought they all worked for chic-fil-a
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-15 02:04:52 PM  

thomps: vpb: vartian: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

That's all you got? You aren't actually working on the Romney campaign, are you? it would explain much.

I suspect that half the trolls on the politics tab are working for a campaign or a PAC or something similar.

i thought they all worked for chic-fil-a


Same thing.
 
2012-08-15 02:06:15 PM  
I knew we could count on Romney to address the real issues facing this country.
 
2012-08-15 02:06:36 PM  
I like how the GOP calls differing policy "anger and hate" but calls actual anger and hate exercising their free speech.
 
2012-08-15 02:15:26 PM  
FTFA:Romney lashed out at Obama, describing him as "intellectually exhausted, out of ideas and out of energy." As a result, Romney said, Obama and his allies are running a campaign based on personal attacks rather than "fresh ideas."

This whole talking point of Obama not having a plan is going to backfire badly. If I could bet on it my money would say team Obama will unviel a plan at the DNC to get maximum exposure. You can bet there will be tax reform in there, polish up the loose jobs plan congress wont move on and a few others.

Its the most obvious case of rope-a-dope I have ever seen. The Rmoney campaign takes these cheap shots daily and they are not sticking. I don't think there will be one knockout punch. But I do think the Obama campaign will change gears and take down everyone of these laughable talking points on by one.
 
2012-08-15 02:20:20 PM  
Romney to Obama: 'Take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago'

"We here on the Republican side always campaign on inclusion and acceptance and love."

Do they realize how silly they sound?
 
2012-08-15 02:20:53 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-15 02:20:55 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]


You mean this record....

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Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.
 
2012-08-15 02:24:56 PM  
god, republicans are such farking pussies.

waaahhhh!!!! waaaahhhh!! democrats are using our tactics against us!!!1!!! waaaaaahhh!!!! waaaaaaahhh!!!

ok, mittens - you first. how about you stop farking LYING at every campaign stop. stop the "you didn't build that" lie. stop the "obama wants to prevent ohio military from voting" lie and stop the "obama is gutting work rules in welfare" lie.
 
2012-08-15 02:30:01 PM  

mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.


I always heard it as "When the law's not on your side, argue facts. When the facts aren't on your side, argue laws. When neither is on your side, call the other guy an asshole."

Which also fits pretty well here.
 
2012-08-15 02:34:57 PM  
Master Romney is a gonna win and puts yous all in da chains!


/You will be fitted for your new shackles when you go to vote.
 
2012-08-15 02:36:24 PM  

dletter: Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.


A "$" doesn't go in front of the DJIA numbers.
 
2012-08-15 02:45:02 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dletter: Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.

A "$" doesn't go in front of the DJIA numbers.


The colors kind of suck, too
 
2012-08-15 03:12:29 PM  

dletter: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

You mean this record....

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x477]

Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.


Well, the DJIA isn't rated by dollars, for one thing. It's just points. (Pedant mode...off! BEEEOoooooo...) Also, even though under Obama we've added about 4M *private sector* jobs, we've also shed a lot of government jobs. Part of the reason why unemployment is still pretty high.

Ironic, huh? Cut government spending, lose jobs, unemployment stays high.
 
2012-08-15 03:14:39 PM  

dletter: Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.


Also, to be fair, Republicans have admitted that, yes, the economy is improving, BUT NOT FAST ENOUGH!!!! warrrgarbl. Like Congress putting the kibosh to the anti-outsourcing bill was going to help unemployment.
 
2012-08-15 03:27:27 PM  

xanadian: Also, to be fair, Republicans have admitted that, yes, the economy is improving


Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, conceded President Barack Obama inherited a bad economy, but said "Here's the problem: He made it worse."

Link

This was yesterday. So, pardon me, but F*CK 'to be fair'.
 
2012-08-15 03:37:14 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: xanadian: Also, to be fair, Republicans have admitted that, yes, the economy is improving

Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, conceded President Barack Obama inherited a bad economy, but said "Here's the problem: He made it worse."

Link

This was yesterday. So, pardon me, but F*CK 'to be fair'.


yesterday was soooo long ago though, you can't hold them to statements from way back then.
 
2012-08-15 03:46:25 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I don't know what the fark Willard is on about this time, so here's a picture of Tom Haverford and Ron Farking Swanson wrestling.


Romney is referring to the accusations by Harry Reid (surrogate) that Mittens hasn't paid taxes in ten years.
 
2012-08-15 04:04:30 PM  
img825.imageshack.us

Good. Good.
 
2012-08-15 04:09:26 PM  

mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation.


You just totally described Obama with his "tax the 1%" / Romney Hood argument. Kudos.
 
2012-08-15 04:11:25 PM  
So they're following the projection playbook all the way to the end, then.
 
2012-08-15 04:11:44 PM  
"His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency," Romney said. "Another outrageous charge just came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower. This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like. President Obama knows better, promised better, and America deserves better."

Really? The Romney campaign is hinging on the argument "LOL U MAD?"

What the fark.
 
2012-08-15 04:11:53 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: F*CK 'to be fair'.


Rejected titles for "Hip to be Square"?
 
2012-08-15 04:12:01 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]


More so than Romney is running on his record.
 
2012-08-15 04:12:39 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation.

You just totally described Obama with his "tax the 1%" / Romney Hood argument. Kudos.


As opposed to the Romney/Ryan plan to tax the 1% at 0.82%.
 
2012-08-15 04:12:48 PM  

mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.


He isn't defending himself on some sort of criminal charge, is he?

He's running for President, I last thought.
 
2012-08-15 04:15:30 PM  

imashark: mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.

He isn't defending himself on some sort of criminal charge, is he?

He's running for President, I last thought.


And everyone is being so mean to him :'(
 
2012-08-15 04:15:59 PM  

imashark: mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.

He isn't defending himself on some sort of criminal charge, is he?

He's running for President, I last thought.


For someone not on trial, he seems awfully fond of pleading the fifth.
 
2012-08-15 04:17:00 PM  

xanadian: Cut government spending, lose jobs, unemployment stays high.


Number of Government jobs goes down, unemployment goes up. You can't explain that.


/at least they aren't real jobs
 
2012-08-15 04:18:23 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]


Yeah I mean it is not like he got us out of Iraq, destroy Al Queda, Killed Osama Bin Laden, saved an entire manufacturing sector of the US economy, added jobs to the economy for the last 27 months, reduced the deficit, held the US government to the lowest growth rate in 50 years, brought the Iranians to their knees, restored US foreign relations and prestige, achieved health care reform, kept interest rates low, and added 5000 points to the DOW. I mean really what has he accomplished?
 
2012-08-15 04:19:09 PM  
Romney accused Obama of pushing Republicans and Democrats "as far apart as they can go" and he accused Obama of waging an even more divisive campaign by "dividing us all in groups."

Sorry Mittie-Titty, that was Obama's predecessor, you know, the guy who was apparently confused about the words 'uniter' and 'divider'...

After him came the 'Party of No', they actually stated that they wanted to be known for what they were against, rather than what they were for, and many on that Party have flat out admitted that they blocked stuff specifically because it was proposed or supported by Democrats, most notable Obama, EVEN IF IT WAS BASED ON POSITIONS THEY HAD SUPPORTED A MONTH BEFORE!!!

THAT is what 'dividing' is all about, you dumb farking moron. Jesus, someone needs to stick you back in the closet until the modified 'Talking Points' update is released. Quit going with this Alpha Release shiat, it's not doing you a lick of good.
 
2012-08-15 04:20:32 PM  
"His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51 percent of the pieces"

Romney accused Obama of pushing Republicans and Democrats "as far apart as they can go"


A Republican said this.

Romney lashed out at Obama, describing him as "intellectually exhausted, out of ideas and out of energy."

After Romney literally had exhaustion and cancelled his Florida event?!
 
2012-08-15 04:20:46 PM  
"His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency," Romney said.

Mr "Obama's says 'You Didn't Build That'" said that?

Mr "Obama wants to stop military people from voting" said that?

Wild and reckless accusations are 99% of the Romney campaign.

Romney accused Obama of pushing Republicans and Democrats "as far apart as they can go" and he accused Obama of waging an even more divisive campaign by "dividing us all in groups."

How does the GOP unity trick work again there, Mittens?

Women go back in the kitchen and start making sammiches, gays get put back in closet after having their heads forcibly shaved, Muslims get deported on principle and White Privilege becomes the latest Constitutional amendment?

/A guess.
 
2012-08-15 04:21:48 PM  
So Romney's new attack is that Obama is a big old meanie head and he is hurting my feewings? Great... we need a real wimp in the oval office, amirite?
 
2012-08-15 04:21:54 PM  
lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-08-15 04:23:56 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?


Yes, although you forgot to add ..."and win" at the end there.

See also: "and deserve to".

You are a very forgetful person, it seems.
 
2012-08-15 04:25:35 PM  
"Romney lashed out at Obama, describing him as "intellectually exhausted, out of ideas and out of energy." As a result, Romney said, Obama and his allies are running a campaign based on personal attacks"

Presidebt Doodyhead is nothing but a name-caller!
 
2012-08-15 04:26:58 PM  

vpb: vartian: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

That's all you got? You aren't actually working on the Romney campaign, are you? it would explain much.

I suspect that half the trolls on the politics tab are working for a campaign or a PAC or something similar.


Both campaigns?

/So, vote libertarian
 
2012-08-15 04:27:29 PM  

dletter: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

You mean this record....

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x477]

Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.


Tsk tsk tsk you are so misinfromed. The great crash happened under 0bama, tarp was passed under 0bama, and just so you know 9/11 happened due to clintion not taking terrorism seriously and left The great conservatives Bush to deal with the fall out.

Nonemployment went up during the Bush years due to liberal ideas being practiced by business but as soon as they put godfering common cents into play we ended up with private job growth.

Lern ur fax before posting on an internet created by private business and built by private business.
 
2012-08-15 04:27:34 PM  
i871.photobucket.com

(I didn't build this)
 
2012-08-15 04:29:19 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: xanadian: Also, to be fair, Republicans have admitted that, yes, the economy is improving

Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, conceded President Barack Obama inherited a bad economy, but said "Here's the problem: He made it worse."

Link

This was yesterday. So, pardon me, but F*CK 'to be fair'.


I want to say it was someone like McCain, but I could be wrong. I should've prefixed my statement with "SOME Republicans."

/hell, maybe he was the only one
 
Bf+
2012-08-15 04:33:04 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]


Be honest-- You're the one who came up with "Obamaloney", aren't you?
 
2012-08-15 04:33:54 PM  

Trainspotr: imashark: mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.

He isn't defending himself on some sort of criminal charge, is he?

He's running for President, I last thought.

For someone not on trial, he seems awfully fond of pleading the fifth.


Since the Dems are engaging in McCarthyism, the 5th is not a bad plan.

Let the Dems bring out their evidence that supposedly supports their lies. I think that would be fun.

But at long last, the Dems have no shame. EVAR.
 
2012-08-15 04:36:48 PM  
I realize that Romney doesn't have much hope of carrying Illinois...but is this "let's paint Chicago as Sodom/Gomorrah" really a good idea? Do they not realize that Chicago happens to be a part of America too? Obviously politicians have been exploiting the divisions between City and Country forever - but I feel like this is the first time anyone running for office has blatantly tried to turn anyone against a specific place. Hell, even Sarah Palin had the sense to make a vague "real America" comment rather than literally saying "I love being out here, as opposed to New York, which is infested with Jews, queers, and gangbangers."
 
2012-08-15 04:37:37 PM  

MeinRS6: Trainspotr: imashark: mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.

He isn't defending himself on some sort of criminal charge, is he?

He's running for President, I last thought.

For someone not on trial, he seems awfully fond of pleading the fifth.

Since the Dems are engaging in McCarthyism, the 5th is not a bad plan.

Let the Dems bring out their evidence that supposedly supports their lies. I think that would be fun.

But at long last, the Dems have no shame. EVAR.


It's the infiltrators from the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration behind the savage McCarthyite attacks on poor Mr. Romney, isn't it?
 
2012-08-15 04:37:44 PM  
Sounds like Romney's record of "Hide everything, reveal nothing" is catching up to him.

So how many Tax Amnesty programs did you accept Mitt?
 
2012-08-15 04:38:19 PM  
Mitt Romney has a point. Most of Chicago's songs are way too sappy.


/dnrtfa
 
2012-08-15 04:40:17 PM  

cptrios: I realize that Romney doesn't have much hope of carrying Illinois...but is this "let's paint Chicago as Sodom/Gomorrah" really a good idea? Do they not realize that Chicago happens to be a part of America too? Obviously politicians have been exploiting the divisions between City and Country forever - but I feel like this is the first time anyone running for office has blatantly tried to turn anyone against a specific place. Hell, even Sarah Palin had the sense to make a vague "real America" comment rather than literally saying "I love being out here, as opposed to New York, which is infested with Jews, queers, and gangbangers."


Chicago is shorthand for blah/union homeland.
 
2012-08-15 04:42:19 PM  

cptrios: I realize that Romney doesn't have much hope of carrying Illinois...but is this "let's paint Chicago as Sodom/Gomorrah" really a good idea? Do they not realize that Chicago happens to be a part of America too? Obviously politicians have been exploiting the divisions between City and Country forever - but I feel like this is the first time anyone running for office has blatantly tried to turn anyone against a specific place. Hell, even Sarah Palin had the sense to make a vague "real America" comment rather than literally saying "I love being out here, as opposed to New York, which is infested with Jews, queers, and gangbangers."


www.blackvillage.com
 
2012-08-15 04:43:19 PM  

sammyk: FTFA:Romney lashed out at Obama, describing him as "intellectually exhausted, out of ideas and out of energy." As a result, Romney said, Obama and his allies are running a campaign based on personal attacks rather than "fresh ideas."

This whole talking point of Obama not having a plan is going to backfire badly. If I could bet on it my money would say team Obama will unviel a plan at the DNC to get maximum exposure. You can bet there will be tax reform in there, polish up the loose jobs plan congress wont move on and a few others.

Its the most obvious case of rope-a-dope I have ever seen. The Rmoney campaign takes these cheap shots daily and they are not sticking. I don't think there will be one knockout punch. But I do think the Obama campaign will change gears and take down everyone of these laughable talking points on by one.


I hadn't thought of this, but it could well be the case. Obama does run on his record. He does talk specifics. If all they have is calling him an empty suit, this play would be par for the course for Jedi Obama.

It wouldn't be the first time the Right has stumbled balls-first into his trap.

Romney really isn't getting a noticeable VP bounce, and I doubt he's going to see the same level of convention bounce as Obama will. I think polling from DNC on out is going to be very bad... for Romney.
 
2012-08-15 04:44:20 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation.

You just totally described Obama with his "tax the 1%" / Romney Hood argument. Kudos.


What facts / laws are against Obama on that one? "Taxing the richest isn't going to balance the budget?" Yeah, no shiat. It's not intended to.
 
2012-08-15 04:44:59 PM  
Keep that anger and hate away - we are the getting shot by guns capital of the US as it is.

/hmmmm Kanye is from Chicago
//I think I might play it.
///Romney hates Urban People.
 
2012-08-15 04:45:23 PM  

Ennuipoet: I like how the GOP calls differing policy "anger and hate" but calls actual anger and hate exercising their free speech.


I wasn't aware that the romney cancer machine was policy. Also unware that calling someone a felon without proof was policy. Etc.

75% of Obama's ads are personal attacks, not policy.
 
2012-08-15 04:45:25 PM  
i49.tinypic.com

/Chicago-style politics.
//It'd make the debates a hell of a lot more interesting.
 
2012-08-15 04:47:00 PM  

dletter: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

You mean this record....

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x477]

Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.


It doesn't mention that Obama actually caused the economy to crash because of his pal Bill Ayers and his mortgage lawsuits.

A self-professed "informed voter" once told me that.
 
2012-08-15 04:47:36 PM  

dletter: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

You mean this record....

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x477]

Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.


Obama started black and he's still black.

So the country is worse of overall than we were in 2008.
 
2012-08-15 04:48:11 PM  

xanadian: dletter: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

You mean this record....

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x477]

Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.

Well, the DJIA isn't rated by dollars, for one thing. It's just points. (Pedant mode...off! BEEEOoooooo...) Also, even though under Obama we've added about 4M *private sector* jobs, we've also shed a lot of government jobs. Part of the reason why unemployment is still pretty high.

Ironic, huh? Cut government spending, lose jobs, unemployment stays high.


Under Obama there is net job loss farktard. Only if you discount his first 13 months is there growth. Things your chart misses:

Record spending at 24% gdp
Historically low labor participation rates
New highs for all welfare programs
 
2012-08-15 04:49:50 PM  

MyRandomName: Ennuipoet: I like how the GOP calls differing policy "anger and hate" but calls actual anger and hate exercising their free speech.

I wasn't aware that the romney cancer machine was policy. Also unware that calling someone a felon without proof was policy. Etc.

75% of Obama's ads are personal attacks, not policy.


Do you think crying about the attacks is a way to show that Romney has what it takes to handle being president?
 
2012-08-15 04:49:58 PM  

MeinRS6: Trainspotr: imashark: mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.

He isn't defending himself on some sort of criminal charge, is he?

He's running for President, I last thought.

For someone not on trial, he seems awfully fond of pleading the fifth.

Since the Dems are engaging in McCarthyism, the 5th is not a bad plan.

Let the Dems bring out their evidence that supposedly supports their lies. I think that would be fun.

But at long last, the Dems have no shame. EVAR.


Dude you project do an amazing degree.Time for you and mittens to come out of the closest and admit you have no desire to face yourself in the mirror due to your ugly natures.
 
2012-08-15 04:50:07 PM  
I love how the right is trying to paint Chicago as some dilapidated sh*thole. Look, if Chicago is the symbol of liberalism, and Ohio is the symbol of conservatism, sorry...conservatism is getting its ass handed to it.
 
2012-08-15 04:50:08 PM  

MyRandomName: Record spending at 24% gdp
Historically low labor participation rates
New highs for all welfare programs


Clearly we need more tax cuts for the rich.
 
2012-08-15 04:50:33 PM  

MyRandomName: Ennuipoet: I like how the GOP calls differing policy "anger and hate" but calls actual anger and hate exercising their free speech.

I wasn't aware that the romney cancer machine was policy. Also unware that calling someone a felon without proof was policy. Etc.

75% of Obama's ads are personal attacks, not policy.


You do realize that Romney has said that the commercial is not only correct but the woman would have lived if she had Romney/Obamacare, right.
 
2012-08-15 04:52:50 PM  
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
...
 
2012-08-15 04:52:51 PM  

Shamwow: dletter: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

You mean this record....

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x477]

Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.

Tsk tsk tsk you are so misinfromed. The great crash happened under 0bama, tarp was passed under 0bama, and just so you know 9/11 happened due to clintion not taking terrorism seriously and left The great conservatives Bush to deal with the fall out.

Nonemployment went up during the Bush years due to liberal ideas being practiced by business but as soon as they put godfering common cents into play we ended up with private job growth.

Lern ur fax before posting on an internet created by private business and built by private business.


You forgot to say "Saul Alinsky" at some point.
 
2012-08-15 04:53:12 PM  

xanadian: points


dletter, if that is your graphic, it would be really great to see it with the corrections/disclaimers that xanadian pointed out. I'm mostly a lurker, but I would really like to have that at my disposal to use if necessary, for friends and family, sadly.
 
2012-08-15 04:53:38 PM  

cptrios: I realize that Romney doesn't have much hope of carrying Illinois...but is this "let's paint Chicago as Sodom/Gomorrah" really a good idea? Do they not realize that Chicago happens to be a part of America too? Obviously politicians have been exploiting the divisions between City and Country forever - but I feel like this is the first time anyone running for office has blatantly tried to turn anyone against a specific place. Hell, even Sarah Palin had the sense to make a vague "real America" comment rather than literally saying "I love being out here, as opposed to New York, which is infested with Jews, queers, and gangbangers."


I think he was pandering to the other 300 million Americans who think Chicago is a shiat-hole.
 
2012-08-15 04:53:48 PM  

cptrios: I realize that Romney doesn't have much hope of carrying Illinois...but is this "let's paint Chicago as Sodom/Gomorrah" really a good idea?


You don't know your Republican dog whistles.

San Francisco = homos and hippy dippy liberals
Chicago = corrupt democrat (sic) thugs
Family values = Christian values
Real Americans = rural Americans
 
2012-08-15 04:54:00 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]


Yeah. Getting us out of Iraq, giving the order to take down Bin laden (instead of ignoring memos like Dubya did), lowering taxes for middle Americans. What a feeble resume.
 
2012-08-15 04:54:21 PM  

MyRandomName: Record spending at 24% gdp


Spending at 24% of GDP is hardly a record.
 
2012-08-15 04:54:25 PM  
....all of the corrections/disclaimers. Sorry, I fail at quoting someone from the thread apparently.
 
2012-08-15 04:56:12 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: cptrios: I realize that Romney doesn't have much hope of carrying Illinois...but is this "let's paint Chicago as Sodom/Gomorrah" really a good idea? Do they not realize that Chicago happens to be a part of America too? Obviously politicians have been exploiting the divisions between City and Country forever - but I feel like this is the first time anyone running for office has blatantly tried to turn anyone against a specific place. Hell, even Sarah Palin had the sense to make a vague "real America" comment rather than literally saying "I love being out here, as opposed to New York, which is infested with Jews, queers, and gangbangers."

I think he was pandering to the other 300 million Americans who think Chicago is a shiat-hole.


Clearly we need to nuke Chicago from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2012-08-15 04:57:55 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: MyRandomName: Ennuipoet: I like how the GOP calls differing policy "anger and hate" but calls actual anger and hate exercising their free speech.

I wasn't aware that the romney cancer machine was policy. Also unware that calling someone a felon without proof was policy. Etc.

75% of Obama's ads are personal attacks, not policy.

You do realize that Romney has said that the commercial is not only correct but the woman would have lived if she had Romney/Obamacare, right.


You do realize you lied.

"If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care. There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President Obama's economy." - Romney press secretary Andrea Saul

1. Romney didn't say it, his press secretary did
2. Never said the commercial was correct. Said Romney was long gone from Bain and running the Salt Lake City Olympics when the guy was laid off. The wife had her own health plan at the time and died two years later.
3. Said she would have had coverage under Romneycare, not that the plan would have magically cured her cancer.
 
2012-08-15 04:58:56 PM  
 
2012-08-15 04:59:38 PM  

TV's Vinnie: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

Yeah. Getting us out of Iraq, giving the order to take down Bin laden (instead of ignoring memos like Dubya did), lowering taxes for middle Americans. What a feeble resume.


You forgot pulling our economy out of the nose-dive-to-depression that Dubya put us in.
 
2012-08-15 05:01:05 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: TV's Vinnie: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

[images.sodahead.com image 262x350]

Yeah. Getting us out of Iraq, giving the order to take down Bin laden (instead of ignoring memos like Dubya did), lowering taxes for middle Americans. What a feeble resume.

You forgot pulling our economy out of the nose-dive-to-depression that Dubya put us in.


Oh come on. Obama didn't do any of those things. Government did.
 
2012-08-15 05:02:33 PM  

elchip: Who's the negative one again?


Obama, right?

WhaddidIwin?
 
2012-08-15 05:02:38 PM  

MyRandomName: Under Obama there is net job loss farktard. Only if you discount his first 13 months is there growth.


Not including January of 2009, Obama experienced 11 months of job losses and 31 months of job growth. Suck it.
 
2012-08-15 05:04:13 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
...


Where's the birth certificate, Obama?

Moronic requests are moronic.
 
2012-08-15 05:06:09 PM  

baltimoreron: Where's the birth certificate, Obama?


Don't you mean the REAL birth certificate?
 
2012-08-15 05:07:50 PM  

baltimoreron: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
...

Where's the birth certificate, Obama?

Moronic requests are moronic.


llwproductions.files.wordpress.com
What a moron.
 
2012-08-15 05:08:24 PM  

baltimoreron: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
...

Where's the birth certificate, Obama?

Moronic requests are moronic.


Mothballed alt account....
 
2012-08-15 05:08:40 PM  
Frustrating, isn't it conservatives? lulz
 
2012-08-15 05:08:52 PM  
Because the best way to showcase your abilities as a presidential candidate are to:

--revise history so everybody thinks you're playing them for fools, and
--pander to a Base that any other presidential candidate in history would already have in the bag

Yeah, Mittens, you're doing a GREAT job. Keep going!
 
2012-08-15 05:09:35 PM  
Places that are not Real America:
West Coast (47.8 million people)
Northeast (55,317,240 people)
Chicagoland (9,729,825 people)

So over 1/3rds of Americans are disqualified from being Real Americans as a matter of geography. Throw in all the black people that aren't JC Watts and Herman Cain, along with the gays, the feminazis, the 50% of Americans that voted for Obama, the people who went to colleges that aren't Liberty University or Texas A&M, and people who don't enjoy Lee Greenwood.

So we're left with about 10% of Americans that could ever qualify as Real Americans.
 
2012-08-15 05:09:59 PM  
Everytime Romney opens his mouth, he says something so stupid, so dumb that I am in shock that his campiagn doesn't try to reign him in. He sounds like your typical Teabilly idiot crossed with an out of touch rich guy who has never had to do anything for himself. I almost wonder if he says stupid shiat like this to "fit in" with the Teabilly shortbus morons. He is perhaps overcompensating.

To be honest, Obama knows how to campaign. He does it really, really well. Romney is also giving him plenty of ammo though and that certainly doesn't hurt. I do like how they associate Chicago with the President. It's what made the US look like a bunch of buffoons when the Olympics were getting sited in 2008.

I laugh whenever I see a Romney sticker on a car now. I laugh hard. Because that sucker has just put a semi-permanent mark of their idiocy on their car.
 
2012-08-15 05:10:15 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: It's the infiltrators from the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration behind the savage McCarthyite attacks on poor Mr. Romney, isn't it?


Harry Reid is in the Muslim Brotherhood? Who knew?

It does make since that Harry would want to hang with a bunch of power-hungry and corrupt dicks though. They are peas in a pod with Harry there.
 
2012-08-15 05:10:20 PM  
Romney can't stand the heat,now he's trying to work the refs. He's such a bully. He can dish it out but he can't take it.
Quit hitting me!
 
2012-08-15 05:12:58 PM  

Cletus C.: Satanic_Hamster: MyRandomName: Ennuipoet: I like how the GOP calls differing policy "anger and hate" but calls actual anger and hate exercising their free speech.

I wasn't aware that the romney cancer machine was policy. Also unware that calling someone a felon without proof was policy. Etc.

75% of Obama's ads are personal attacks, not policy.

You do realize that Romney has said that the commercial is not only correct but the woman would have lived if she had Romney/Obamacare, right.

You do realize you lied.

"If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney's health care plan, they would have had health care. There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President Obama's economy." - Romney press secretary Andrea Saul

1. Romney didn't say it, his press secretary did
2. Never said the commercial was correct. Said Romney was long gone from Bain and running the Salt Lake City Olympics when the guy was laid off. The wife had her own health plan at the time and died two years later.
3. Said she would have had coverage under Romneycare, not that the plan would have magically cured her cancer.


This kind of spin could change the rotation of the Earth.
 
2012-08-15 05:15:01 PM  
Threadjack: Why the hell aren't my quote buttons working and where the hell did my HTML toolbar go?
 
2012-08-15 05:15:54 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Places that are not Real America:
West Coast (47.8 million people)
Northeast (55,317,240 people)
Chicagoland (9,729,825 people)

So over 1/3rds of Americans are disqualified from being Real Americans as a matter of geography. Throw in all the black people that aren't JC Watts and Herman Cain, along with the gays, the feminazis, the 50% of Americans that voted for Obama, the people who went to colleges that aren't Liberty University or Texas A&M, and people who don't enjoy Lee Greenwood.

So we're left with about 10% of Americans that could ever qualify as Real Americans.


I'm curious about the people from 'Chicagoland' who don't live in Illinois think. Isn't a large part of Ryan's district 'Chicagoland'?
 
2012-08-15 05:16:19 PM  

Rapmaster2000: So over 1/3rds of Americans are disqualified from being Real Americans as a matter of geography. Throw in all the black people that aren't JC Watts and Herman Cain, along with the gays, the feminazis, the 50% of Americans that voted for Obama, the people who went to colleges that aren't Liberty University or Texas A&M, and people who don't enjoy Lee Greenwood.

So we're left with about 10% of Americans that could ever qualify as Real Americans.


I love the unspoken part of this that you can only be a Real American if you live in the middle of nowhere, don't speak about politics, and are pretty much cut off from the rest of the world so you don't know anything about real opportunity. Real Americans love living in a bubble.

trotsky: Everytime Romney opens his mouth, he says something so stupid, so dumb that I am in shock that his campiagn doesn't try to reign him in. He sounds like your typical Teabilly idiot crossed with an out of touch rich guy who has never had to do anything for himself. I almost wonder if he says stupid shiat like this to "fit in" with the Teabilly shortbus morons. He is perhaps overcompensating.

To be honest, Obama knows how to campaign. He does it really, really well. Romney is also giving him plenty of ammo though and that certainly doesn't hurt. I do like how they associate Chicago with the President. It's what made the US look like a bunch of buffoons when the Olympics were getting sited in 2008.

I laugh whenever I see a Romney sticker on a car now. I laugh hard. Because that sucker has just put a semi-permanent mark of their idiocy on their car.


I love how Romney still has to pander to his base this close to the election. At this point they're either going to vote for you or not. And all of this personal shiatflinging is so classless that it really underlines how the Republicans acted for the last four years. We're simply not going to get anywhere as a nation with any Republican in a position of power because they will drag their heels.

So, the best thing Romney is doing right now is showcasing how very little the Republicans will do or want done for the next four years. They're the best evidence for their own removal from power.
 
2012-08-15 05:17:56 PM  
No bounce

New Obama ad on Mitt's medicare lies

yesterday Romney was going to "unchain Wall st"

today he says "no one was talking about deregulating Wall st"

wtf? Does this guy wake up in a brand new world every day?
 
2012-08-15 05:18:58 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: I think he was pandering to the other 300 million Americans who think Chicago is a shiat-hole.


I've been all over the US and it's probably one of the most beautiful cities with arguably the best architecture, easily the best public waterfront in the US, a diverse and stable economy, and most of the people there are ridiculously friendly.

/As long as you stay out of gang territory, though it's easy to avoid.
//Lived there for 3 years and plotting to return one day.
 
2012-08-15 05:19:30 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?


Good enough for my vote.
 
2012-08-15 05:19:39 PM  
Mitt Romney is the biggest crybaby bully to ever run for president. This is absolutely undeniable.
 
2012-08-15 05:21:58 PM  

culebra: Mitt Romney is the biggest crybaby bully to ever run for president. This is absolutely undeniable.


www.nndb.com
 
2012-08-15 05:22:29 PM  

Hobodeluxe: yesterday Romney was going to "unchain Wall st"


Who are you quoting, Biden?
 
2012-08-15 05:24:01 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: culebra: Mitt Romney is the biggest crybaby bully to ever run for president. This is absolutely undeniable.

[www.nndb.com image 208x263]


Tricky Dick wasn't nearly as much of a crybaby. Can you imagine how Willard would react to Daley's shenanigans?

And Nixonator served in WWII as well. Probably because he wanted to kill people for real.
 
2012-08-15 05:24:16 PM  
I'm not sure what it is, but this headline had me chuckling for a good while. Thanks, subby.
 
2012-08-15 05:24:49 PM  

Snapper Carr: [img825.imageshack.us image 364x375]

Good. Good.


No, no, no, not that Dark Lord. This one.

i152.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-15 05:26:15 PM  

Riothamus: Philip Francis Queeg: culebra: Mitt Romney is the biggest crybaby bully to ever run for president. This is absolutely undeniable.

[www.nndb.com image 208x263]

Tricky Dick wasn't nearly as much of a crybaby. Can you imagine how Willard would react to Daley's shenanigans?

And Nixonator served in WWII as well. Probably because he wanted to kill people for real.


Watch a video of one of Nixon's press conferences. Or the Checkers speech. Or the "You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around".
 
2012-08-15 05:26:58 PM  
(AP) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Obama of running a divisive, and hate filled campaign. The presumptive Republican Presidential candidate made the comments about "Chicago style politics" from a stump speech in Ohio where he was appealing to the negative emotions of Ohioans who have long held Chicago in contempt.

Cry more Mitt, you lying douche. Of couse Obama has the gloves off, and not based on anything more than this is what politics has become. It's a dogfight that plays out like a reality TV vote based more on flash and perception over substance. The GOP set the table for this with their mouthpiece demogogues, and other assorted scumbags like Rove. Now the Democrats turn tit for tat and Mitt is upset?

People understand most politicians, and their party is flawed, full of crooked people at all levels, who choose politics not to be benevolent or help the world but to enrich themselves. So you have to look at it like this;Both sides are bad so vote for the side that will at least leave some humanitarian and progressive programs in their wake as they run for the presidency as opposed to the side that leaves a giant fark you I got mine in their wake as they run for the presidency.

Barack Obama is most likely not a saint, but I don't think any politician is. But if his selling point that he uses is using doing decent things to buy votes, that's better to me than the party that uses fear, conjobs, and the faux promise that any American can be rich if they just persecute enough minorities and gays to buy votes.
 
2012-08-15 05:29:23 PM  

LordOfThePings: Hobodeluxe: yesterday Romney was going to "unchain Wall st"

Who are you quoting, Biden?


Nah just paraphrasing Mittens
 
2012-08-15 05:32:45 PM  

baltimoreron: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
Where are your tax returns, Mitt?
...

Where's the birth certificate, Obama?

Moronic requestsFalse equivalencies are moronic.


FTFY. The birth certificate was shown. Equivalency would be if Romney released his tax records, and then a few idiots demanded the mythical "REAL"tm ones, just so they could continue b*tching about it.
 
2012-08-15 05:33:30 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Riothamus: Philip Francis Queeg: culebra: Mitt Romney is the biggest crybaby bully to ever run for president. This is absolutely undeniable.

[www.nndb.com image 208x263]

Tricky Dick wasn't nearly as much of a crybaby. Can you imagine how Willard would react to Daley's shenanigans?

And Nixonator served in WWII as well. Probably because he wanted to kill people for real.

Watch a video of one of Nixon's press conferences. Or the Checkers speech. Or the "You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around".


Hey, I said as much of a crybaby. I know Nixon was a whiner, but he was goddamned stoic in comparison to the pansy son of that guy he crushed in 1968.

Plus Nixon used his whining as an effective deflection mechanism. Romney OTOH basically screams STOP ATTACKING MY TOTALLY OBVIOUS WEAK SPOT FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE YOU DIVISIVE SOCIALIST BLACK ASSHOLE!
 
2012-08-15 05:36:45 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?


I'll vote for his record. This talking point is stupid, it's a loaded statement assuming his record is bad. If his actual record was 10% as bad as Republicans are trying to pretend it is, you'd probably have a point. While not perfect, Obama's first term will historically be considered a successful one by anyone with half a brain considering the context of what he was dealing with.
 
2012-08-15 05:39:28 PM  

dletter: Please point out the mistakes of this graphic.


the letter "A" should not be capitalized in a title like that.
 
2012-08-15 05:39:57 PM  

Hobodeluxe: No bounce

New Obama ad on Mitt's medicare lies

yesterday Romney was going to "unchain Wall st"

today he says "no one was talking about deregulating Wall st"

wtf? Does this guy wake up in a brand new world every day?


Hm.....

There are six major symptoms of Korsakoff's syndrome:

anterograde amnesia
retrograde amnesia, severe memory loss
confabulation, that is, invented memories which are then taken as true due to gaps in memory sometimes associated with blackouts
meager content in conversation
lack of insight
apathy - the patients lose interest in things quickly and generally appear indifferent to change.


That would explain a lot, actually.
 
2012-08-15 05:44:45 PM  

Riothamus: Plus Nixon used his whining as an effective deflection mechanism. Romney OTOH basically screams STOP ATTACKING MY TOTALLY OBVIOUS WEAK SPOT FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE YOU DIVISIVE SOCIALIST BLACK ASSHOLE!


img443.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-15 05:46:15 PM  
The debates can't get here fast enough as far as I am concerned.
 
2012-08-15 05:49:02 PM  

elchip: MyRandomName: 75% of Obama's ads are personal attacks, not policy.

40% of Obama's ads are positive

9% of Priorities USA Action's ads are positive

99% of the DNC's ads are positive

31% of Romney's ads are positive

0% of American Crossroads' ads are positive

17% of Restore our Future's ads are positive

0% of Americans for Prosperity's ads are positive

0% of the RNC's ads are positive

Who's the negative one again?


It's just the typical Republican strategy of accusing your opponent of your weakness.
 
2012-08-15 05:51:08 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Hobodeluxe: No bounce

New Obama ad on Mitt's medicare lies

yesterday Romney was going to "unchain Wall st"

today he says "no one was talking about deregulating Wall st"

wtf? Does this guy wake up in a brand new world every day?

Hm.....

There are six major symptoms of Korsakoff's syndrome:

anterograde amnesia
retrograde amnesia, severe memory loss
confabulation, that is, invented memories which are then taken as true due to gaps in memory sometimes associated with blackouts
meager content in conversation
lack of insight
apathy - the patients lose interest in things quickly and generally appear indifferent to change.


That would explain a lot, actually.


We were unable to find Romney's eyes. We think he may have eaten them.

/possibly obscure
 
2012-08-15 05:54:38 PM  

Riothamus: Plus Nixon used his whining as an effective deflection mechanism. Romney OTOH basically screams STOP ATTACKING MY TOTALLY OBVIOUS WEAK SPOT FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE YOU DIVISIVE SOCIALIST BLACK ASSHOLE!


thegazette.com

Romney reminds me of Cartman in more ways than one.
 
2012-08-15 05:56:52 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Gyrfalcon: Hobodeluxe: No bounce

New Obama ad on Mitt's medicare lies

yesterday Romney was going to "unchain Wall st"

today he says "no one was talking about deregulating Wall st"

wtf? Does this guy wake up in a brand new world every day?

Hm.....

There are six major symptoms of Korsakoff's syndrome:

anterograde amnesia
retrograde amnesia, severe memory loss
confabulation, that is, invented memories which are then taken as true due to gaps in memory sometimes associated with blackouts
meager content in conversation
lack of insight
apathy - the patients lose interest in things quickly and generally appear indifferent to change.


That would explain a lot, actually.

We were unable to find Romney's eyes. We think he may have eaten them.

/possibly obscure


Not as much as I'd like it to be.
 
MFK
2012-08-15 05:58:32 PM  

cptrios: I realize that Romney doesn't have much hope of carrying Illinois...but is this "let's paint Chicago as Sodom/Gomorrah" really a good idea? Do they not realize that Chicago happens to be a part of America too? Obviously politicians have been exploiting the divisions between City and Country forever - but I feel like this is the first time anyone running for office has blatantly tried to turn anyone against a specific place. Hell, even Sarah Palin had the sense to make a vague "real America" comment rather than literally saying "I love being out here, as opposed to New York, which is infested with Jews, queers, and gangbangers."


are you kidding? "Massachusetts Librul" "Chicago Style Politics" "California Hippie" not to mention the way you can literally hear the hate drip off the words when they say "New. York. City."
 
2012-08-15 05:59:34 PM  

mauricecano: In law school we were taught when the facts are on your side but the law isn't you argue facts, when the facts aren't on your side but the law is you argue the law, when neither is on your side you argue equity and how it's basically an unfair situation. Romney is in this third position; he neither has facts on his side nor is he a candidate with substantive ideals. His only option is to argue how unfair everyone is being towards him.


Which is makes him a loser in the public eye.

People don't want to hear whining about how mean the other guy is. That's what pussies and pansies do after they get beat up by the school bully. They whine and whinge about how unfair it all is.

And while the loser is busy whining, the winners are busy talking about what they want to talk about.
 
2012-08-15 06:04:11 PM  

MFK: "Massachusetts Librul"


... Which leads us right back to Romney!

/Yay, the buttons are back.
//Farking Chrome.
 
2012-08-15 07:28:12 PM  
You know, I'm pretty pissed that the right wing is able to continually degrade Chicago, third most populated city in the country, a world class city, and not get called on it. It's this whole "Real America" bullshiat all over again. If Obama said anything remotely bad about Houston, he would get ragged on it for months. Calling Chicagoans angry and hateful is despicable for someone that wants to be our President.
 
2012-08-15 07:33:35 PM  

Car_Ramrod: You know, I'm pretty pissed that the right wing is able to continually degrade Chicago, third most populated city in the country, a world class city, and not get called on it. It's this whole "Real America" bullshiat all over again. If Obama said anything remotely bad about Houston, he would get ragged on it for months. Calling Chicagoans angry and hateful is despicable for someone that wants to be our President.


I know I live in St. Louis (we've always had feuds with Chicago) and even I LOVE Chicago and would choose that over places like Dallas and Houston in a heartbeat! 

If "Real Americans", don't like it. Fine with me. Means I'll have to see less lazy fatasses when I visit these cities.
 
2012-08-15 07:55:29 PM  
and a few short sentances later he attacks Obama for being divisive. Go fark yourself Romney, you incompetent tool.
 
2012-08-15 08:00:05 PM  
Demonizing Chicago is pretty much the only service I can appreciate from Conservatives. It adds a little "City Worth A Damn" street cred to my home.
 
2012-08-15 08:07:53 PM  

Car_Ramrod: You know, I'm pretty pissed that the right wing is able to continually degrade Chicago, third most populated city in the country, a world class city, and not get called on it. It's this whole "Real America" bullshiat all over again. If Obama said anything remotely bad about Houston, he would get ragged on it for months. Calling Chicagoans angry and hateful is despicable for someone that wants to be our President.


I used to think that for a while until I realized I really don't want Chicago to be a city that caters to the modern Right. So we're obviously doing something well. I don't get upset at the thought of Snookie not wanting to fark me.
 
2012-08-15 08:26:59 PM  

odinsposse: and a few short sentances later he attacks Obama for being divisive. Go fark yourself Romney, you incompetent tool.


Yeah, I don't quite get these attack ads, honestly. "Let's attack Obama for attacking us because it's divisive!" I can't quite get my head around it, it's like dividing by .00000000000000001 and saying you're actually rounding up.
 
2012-08-15 08:47:38 PM  

Gyrfalcon: odinsposse: and a few short sentances later he attacks Obama for being divisive. Go fark yourself Romney, you incompetent tool.

Yeah, I don't quite get these attack ads, honestly. "Let's attack Obama for attacking us because it's divisive!" I can't quite get my head around it, it's like dividing by .00000000000000001 and saying you're actually rounding up.


The GOP is not used to Democrats that hit back and it's confusing the hell out of them.
 
2012-08-15 08:50:23 PM  

The Great EZE: Demonizing Chicago is pretty much the only service I can appreciate from Conservatives. It adds a little "City Worth A Damn" street cred to my home.


The Great EZE: I used to think that for a while until I realized I really don't want Chicago to be a city that caters to the modern Right. So we're obviously doing something well. I don't get upset at the thought of Snookie not wanting to fark me.


I can understand that, and I don't care if they ACTUALLY like us, but it just pisses me off they are never called on it when, as noted, they criticize Obama for being "divisive" constantly. It's bullshiat.

csb:

When I was moving across the country a few years back, and told the gas station guy in the middle of Wyoming that I was moving from Chicago to SF, his reaction plainly told me he hated both those cities.

/csb
 
2012-08-15 09:44:21 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Snapper Carr: [img825.imageshack.us image 364x375]

Good. Good.

No, no, no, not that Dark Lord. This one.

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I hate that picture. The theme is Star Wars but the font is Star Trek. Standards people, standards. 

WTF, a preview button!
 
2012-08-15 09:49:50 PM  

vpb: vartian: BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

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That's all you got? You aren't actually working on the Romney campaign, are you? it would explain much.

I suspect that half the trolls on the politics tab are working for a campaign or a PAC or something similar.


hell, i'll shill for the devil for a few dollars. someone sign me up!
 
2012-08-15 09:57:33 PM  

Riothamus: Can you imagine how Willard would react to Daley's shenanigans?


God, I'd pay money to watch that. It would be like taking a pickle to a knife-fight.
 
2012-08-15 10:45:31 PM  
Chitcongo is a fun place.. very fitting for the Marxist in chief.
 
2012-08-15 10:58:39 PM  

godofusa.com: Chitcongo is a fun place.. very fitting for the Marxist in chief.


Lacks effort.
 
2012-08-15 11:39:25 PM  
When attempting to engage in baseless speculation over what it is that's in Mitt Romney's tax statements that's so embarassing he'd rather take the heat for non-disclosure, I think it's important to remember that he was actively running for president in 2007 and 2008. That means it's relatively unlike he was doing anything during those years that he thought couldn't withstand scrutiny. So why not release a nice even five years of tax data? Perhaps because of something that happened in 2009.

Something like this:

Wealthy U.S. taxpayers, concerned about an Internal Revenue Service crackdown on the use of secret overseas bank accounts as tax havens, are rushing to meet a Thursday deadline to disclose those accounts or face possible criminal prosecution. The concern was triggered this summer when Switzerland's largest bank, caught up in an international tax evasion dispute, said it would disclose the names of more than 4,000 of its U.S. account holders.

The decision shattered a long-held belief that Swiss banks would guard the identities of its American customers as carefully as they did their money, and it raised concern that other international tax havens might be next. Under an amnesty program, the IRS is allowing taxpayers to avoid prosecution for having failed to report their overseas accounts. As a result, tax attorneys across the nation have been besieged by wealthy clients who are lining up to apply even though they will still face big financial penalties.

Romney might well have thought in 2007 and 2008 that there was nothing to fear about a non-disclosed offshore account he'd set up years earlier precisely because it wasn't disclosed. But then came the settlement and the rush of non-disclosers to apply for the amnesty. Failing to apply for the amnesty and then getting charged by the IRS would have been both financially and politically disastrous. So amnesty it was. But even though the amnesty would eliminate any legal or financial liability for past acts, it would hardly eliminate political liability.
 
2012-08-15 11:43:13 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Lacks effort.


I haven't seen that troll account for awhile.
 
2012-08-15 11:45:55 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I love how the right is trying to paint Chicago as some dilapidated sh*thole. Look, if Chicago is the symbol of liberalism, and Ohio is the symbol of conservatism, sorry...conservatism is getting its ass handed to it.


If Ohio is so great then why does it seem that half of Lakeview (neighborhood on the north side of Chicago) is from there.
 
2012-08-15 11:55:00 PM  

Snapper Carr: Gyrfalcon: odinsposse: and a few short sentances later he attacks Obama for being divisive. Go fark yourself Romney, you incompetent tool.

Yeah, I don't quite get these attack ads, honestly. "Let's attack Obama for attacking us because it's divisive!" I can't quite get my head around it, it's like dividing by .00000000000000001 and saying you're actually rounding up.

The GOP is not used to Democrats that hit back and it's confusing the hell out of them.


I can believe it.

Now...NOW the Democrats finally grow some spine. Well, better late than never.
 
2012-08-16 12:41:21 AM  

Ikam: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I love how the right is trying to paint Chicago as some dilapidated sh*thole. Look, if Chicago is the symbol of liberalism, and Ohio is the symbol of conservatism, sorry...conservatism is getting its ass handed to it.

If Ohio is so great then why does it seem that half of Lakeview (neighborhood on the north side of Chicago) is from there.


I think that was his point.

People are leaving "conservative" Ohio for "liberal" Chicago.
 
2012-08-16 03:16:54 AM  

Riothamus: Philip Francis Queeg: culebra: Mitt Romney is the biggest crybaby bully to ever run for president. This is absolutely undeniable.

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Tricky Dick wasn't nearly as much of a crybaby. Can you imagine how Willard would react to Daley's shenanigans?

And Nixonator served in WWII as well. Probably because he wanted to kill people for real.


Nixon was a paper pusher who never served a single day at sea or under fire. The closest he came to combat was watching the planes do touch-and-goes at NAS Ottumwa. That's Ottumwa, Iowa. He eventually was placed in command of cargo handling units in the South Pacific. Like Mr. Roberts, but unloading the ships. From the land. Nixon got seasick very easily. Unlike Kennedy, LBJ and Ford, Nixon was never in harm's way. (Rumour has it that he, JFK, LBJ and Ford were all on the same island at the same time to catch a Bob Hope USO show but nothing confirming that other than they were all on the same island sometime during the war, just not all four at the same time.) But he was always there with the forms correctly filled out (or in, if you prefer) and typed in triplicate. As a Quaker he could have applied for a draft deferment, but he felt he could advance his ambitions better by wearing a uniform. It was either that or replying to complaints letters to the Tire Rationing Division of the OPA. And besides, he rose to LTC, qualified for a pension, one of 5 he received at the end. Except for the years 1960 to 68 Nixon lived on government cheques.
 
2012-08-16 08:34:17 AM  

Mrtraveler01: I think that was his point.


Yeah, you're right. I'm an idiot.
 
2012-08-16 12:28:40 PM  

godofusa.com: Chitcongo is a fun place.. very fitting for the Marxist in chief.


Nice, but it lacks the subtle hilarity of "fartbongo". Fartcongo?

Anyways, scaring t-tards away from visiting this place will only make it that much better. More awesomeness for us.

I mean really, let's have a partisan city-off. On the librulz side we've got NYC, Chicago, and San Fran. On the t-derp side they have what? I mean really. They can't claim Austin, because though it's in a conservative region, it's a liberal town. Same with Atlanta. And damn near every other city worth a sh*t.
 
2012-08-16 12:31:06 PM  

Ikam: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I love how the right is trying to paint Chicago as some dilapidated sh*thole. Look, if Chicago is the symbol of liberalism, and Ohio is the symbol of conservatism, sorry...conservatism is getting its ass handed to it.

If Ohio is so great then why does it seem that half of Lakeview (neighborhood on the north side of Chicago) is from there.


Also, why do all chicks from Ohio wear so much eyeliner? Or am I seeing things?
 
2012-08-16 12:52:44 PM  

BravadoGT: What's Obama going to do? Run on his record?

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Hasn't it been two weeks? Aren't you guys supposed to have been issued a new talking point? Maybe a little more racial this time, so you can pretend to be OUTRAGED by being called racist?
 
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