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(ABC)   "Obama's campaign strategy is to smash America apart and if an American president wins that way, we all lose" says Mitt Romney, a member of the party that caused last year's triple-A rating downgrade just to screw the president   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 38
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2012-08-15 07:31:44 PM
2 votes:
This argument over who caused the debt ceiling standoff last summer is ridiculous. Raising the debt ceiling was a standard vote that went through multiple times previously. Suddenly Obama gets elected, a certain segment of the electorate goes bonkers, and the 2010 elections sweep in a bunch of 'reformers' wanting to 'take the country back'. They won't go for anything that includes 'additional revenue'. Not even a marginal tax bump on the 1% that have benefited the most from the last thirty years of tax cuts or bust policies. These people are disgusting and traitors. Compromise? Absolutely not.

I'm happy to be on the opposite side of the political aisle of:

Koch Brothers
Donald Trump
Sheldon Adelson
Ted Nugent
Michelle Bachmann
Karl Rove
Dick Cheney
Big Pharma
Big Oil
Idiots who cheer for the notion of letting an uninsured person die
Idiots who boo an American serving in the military who happens to be gay
Rush Limbaugh
Ann Coulter
Idiots who want the government out of their Medicare
Idiots who idolize Ayn Rand
Idiots who believe in 'personhood'
Idiots who believe that President Obama is a 'sekrit moozlin borned in Kenya'
Idiots who think it's ok to scream 'Jobs!Jobs!Jobs!' and then spend 80% of their time fighting against women's health issues
Idiots who think Romney and Ryan are fighting for the middle class

/Is this a great country or what?
2012-08-15 06:44:17 PM
2 votes:
Isn't it funny how 8 years ago, 5% unemployment and 3% GDP growth was a sign that Bush was leading us into a "jobless recovery" and he was a terrible President and everything bad was his fault.

Now we have 8.2% unemployment, 1.5% economic growth, high gas prices, high food prices, and the labor force is at its lowest participation rate since the Great Depression - but that's a sign of how awesome President Obama is.

At least one thing is consistent, it's still all Bush's fault to the left.

Again, grow up. The collapse of the housing bubble is not the fault of "trickle down economics" - that's a stupid, thoughtless line that gets trotted out time and time again by people in place of actually thinking. And if you want to believe that the economic policies of the last 30 years were terrible, then there's a good chance that A:) you weren't alive in the 1970s or B:) have no clue about history. (And those options are not mutually exclusive.)

Oh, and because someone has a better job now than before, I guess that means the economy is just great then! We can ignore all the actual data because someone's anecdote totally means something.

And again, this thread proves my point - the left can't think beyond bumper-sticker slogans. Why is there thread after thread after thread slagging on every inconsequential detail and every made-up pseudo-scandal involving Romney? Because if the discussion were about the issues, the left would lose. So instead it's got to be about constantly reinforcing the groupthink, constantly talking about how terrible and evil Romney is. Constantly talking about how "trickle down economics" doesn't work.

Remember, liberals use places like Fark like a drunk uses a lightpost - it's not about illumination, it's about support.
2012-08-15 06:11:05 PM
2 votes:

WombatControl: It's funny to see the groupthink in action. Of course Mitt Romney is the embodiment of all that is evil and will surely lose the election by at least 10 billion percent, as the entire European Union merges with the US just to vote against him. And let's all talk about how evil and heartless and cruel he is a million times over so that we can continue to reinforce our preconceived worldview!

Get over it. Romney has his issues, to be sure, but all the stupid little Fark Liberal™ groupthink bullshiat isn't going to change the facts. The economy is stuck, people are hurting, and all Obama can do is make snide attacks against Romney while passing the buck on his own record. Instead of talking about fixing Medicare (which, by the way, Medicare Part A is already going insolvent as it's spending more than it's taking in), Obama wants to scare people. Instead of tackling the debt, Obama is promising more spending. Instead of talking about building jobs, Obama is biatching that Mitt Romney won't release his tax records, dental exams, and the results of his last prostate screening.

Grow the fark up.

You can keep up the circlejerk as much as you want. Keep pretending like Obama is the brilliant political genius and Mitt Romney is an idiot. It won't make it true, and the more you burrow into a world of self-indulgent fantasy the more fun it's going to be when reality comes calling.

You had your opportunity to show the world how great left-wing policies would be. You got your Keynesian stimulus and your nationalized health care. And then you lost when the American people rejected them. And now your hero is going to lose too.

I'd say that would wake you up to reality, but I've been around long enough to know that liberals are liberals because they refuse to acknowledge reality.


Not a liberal by far (libertarian) but frankly it's the GOP that lead us to this global economic collapse, led us to further harm by refusing to do their damn jobs in Congress to help alleviate the problems THEY created, and are further giving the finger to the working middle class by wanting to raise taxes on us. Screw your Fascist party!
2012-08-15 05:33:42 PM
2 votes:
"Quit telling me how I don't have the ethical standards or the normal understanding it takes to be president and look at how much the current president hasn't done that my party is actively preventing him from doing!"
2012-08-15 05:25:33 PM
2 votes:

EnviroDude: How about the out of control spending that was going on at the time by the White House.


Here, read this in between banging your head on the desk.
We Now Have Our Smallest Government in 45 Years/
2012-08-15 05:06:12 PM
2 votes:
If there is one thing republicans can not accept it is divisive politics...

www.omarworld.com

that they didn't come up with.
2012-08-15 03:46:22 PM
2 votes:
That's awful rich coming from a party that has been hell-bent on destroying this country just to show its retarded electorate that you can't have a black man in charge of the country, or else it'll be akin to when the Huns sacked Rome. Mitch McConnell said that the most important thing for the GOP is to make Obama a one-term president. Not fix the economy, not create jobs, not get health care to our citizens, but get rid of the black guy. They must have been listening to Chris Rock's stand-up routine; "It's alright because it's all white."

Listen here, Scooter. Obama's campaign strategy is to get you and your Tiger Beat pin-up running mate as far away from the White House as he can get you. That was his strategy in 2008 when it was Gramps Muldoon and Spiro T. Agnew in a skirt, and its his strategy now, when it's the Android and the Randroid. How is he going to go about doing that? Continuing to push for more health care reform, same-sex marriage, no tax cuts for the rich, education, infrastructure, and a lot of other shiat you and yours could give less than a rat's wet asshole about.

God DAMN I hate this motherfarker.
2012-08-15 02:45:49 PM
2 votes:
"The GOP is the party of inclusion, not division! We don't constantly rail on and on about how liberals are going to kill us all or how gays are evil or how women that use birth control are sluts or...okay...nobody's going to buy this. Let's work on a different talking point, guys."
2012-08-15 02:43:24 PM
2 votes:
Next speech, he's going to say that rapists are the real rape victims, and those sluts should stop dressing so sexy if they don't want it.
2012-08-16 12:25:30 AM
1 votes:
It's seriously sad and a little frightening how conservatives ignore the words spoken by their own leaders and figureheads that are literally an admission of their guilt in the way things are now. Then add in how they openly proclaim that their goal is to turn America into a misogynist, homophobic, Christian theocracy, rich man's paradise where the middle-class and poor have no health coverage and welfare babies are popping out all over because they can't stop clinging to proven failure that is abstinace-only who then fail at being educated in schools that tossed out science and math for creationism and Jesus studies, and it gets a lot more frightening.
2012-08-15 07:43:19 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: well, since you are Canadian, I will bold some words and try to use small words for you.

0bama was unwilling to compromise. If he did and if he had been a leader and worked with his own party to pass budgets, it would have been fine.

Too busy campaigning (even back then) and playing golf, I guess.


The budget had been passed moran. That's not that the debt ceiling was about.
2012-08-15 07:42:28 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama had 100% control. He could have created his own budgets and compromised on the negotiations, voila No rating downgrade.

And by compromised, you really mean cave to the GOP's demands right?


Well, if he is that incompetent a politician and negotiator, then yes, he would need to cave. I thought you thought he was smart and a great politician?
2012-08-15 07:31:25 PM
1 votes:

WombatControl: And again, this thread proves my point - the left can't think beyond bumper-sticker slogans.


The fact you don't get the irony in this statement makes me very very sad.

DON'T TREAD ON ME!
DRILL BABY DRILL!
TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!
TERM LIMITS!
FREE MARKETS!
CROSS-BORDER COMPETITION!
TORT REFORM!
2012-08-15 06:45:46 PM
1 votes:
Can someone actually explain how the House GOP is to blame for the credit downturn?

The US missed no payments on debt
the debt ceiling got raised without any delay

Liberals always need a scapegoat.
2012-08-15 06:16:18 PM
1 votes:

cchris_39: Nice to see the Republicans finally calling BS on the usual liberal lies still spewing bullshiat.


FTFY
2012-08-15 06:10:08 PM
1 votes:

cchris_39: Nice to see the Republicans finally calling BS on the usual liberal lies.


You're not Karl Rove, and without the largest media machine behind you creating a Potemkin village to support your nonsense, talking the exact opposite of reality just makes you look like a crazy person.
2012-08-15 06:02:01 PM
1 votes:

Tigger: Question: Do the EnviroDentist's of this world get paid by the post or some sort of stipend or what?

I'm genuinely interested in how it works.


You know, I keep seeing accusations that these guys are paid shills, but I'm not buying it. There are most certainly a lot of people who really do think like that, especially in the South, but everywhere else too. Don't we all have that one friend, the dittohead who regards Rush as a good and honorable man? You know, nice guy but pretty stupid and extremely gullible? I know I do. In person he isn't so angry and confrontational, but put him in an environment where he's anonymous and he doesn't actually know the people he's communicating with and I'm guessing he would sound almost exactly like Envirodude. Fark is fairly liberal, so they are definitely in the minority, but there's no reason why there wouldn't be any. They aren't paid shills, they're just idiots.
2012-08-15 05:58:22 PM
1 votes:
Remember when Obama took office and immediately Republicans were threatening liberals with "second amendment solutions" and "watering the tree of liberty?" When even something as harmless as the president telling kids to work hard in school would cause Fox to ask for two weeks, "Why is Obama so much like Hitler?"

It's really funny to see these guys whine about divisiveness.
2012-08-15 05:58:14 PM
1 votes:

WombatControl: I'd say that would wake you up to reality, but I've been around long enough to know that liberals are liberals because they refuse to acknowledge reality.


Things have been getting progressively better under Obama. Republicans have admitted as much, they just don't think it's fast enough. So what do they want to do? The exact opposite of what is working in hopes that it will work better, using a trickle-down policy that has proven to be complete BS over the last 30 years. Everything you've just said is complete crap and there is no evidence whatsoever that anything Romney wants to do has any chance of working at all. I will never understand why Republicans seem to think that the cure to everything is to go back to the same policies that caused the problem in the first place.
2012-08-15 05:57:09 PM
1 votes:

EnviroDude: Reps shot the credit rating to screw the POTUS? How about the out of control spending that was going on at the time by the White House. This is why Obama will not run on his record. It stinks!


capitolcommentary.com
2012-08-15 05:51:38 PM
1 votes:
It's funny to see the groupthink in action. Of course Mitt Romney is the embodiment of all that is evil and will surely lose the election by at least 10 billion percent, as the entire European Union merges with the US just to vote against him. And let's all talk about how evil and heartless and cruel he is a million times over so that we can continue to reinforce our preconceived worldview!

Get over it. Romney has his issues, to be sure, but all the stupid little Fark Liberal™ groupthink bullshiat isn't going to change the facts. The economy is stuck, people are hurting, and all Obama can do is make snide attacks against Romney while passing the buck on his own record. Instead of talking about fixing Medicare (which, by the way, Medicare Part A is already going insolvent as it's spending more than it's taking in), Obama wants to scare people. Instead of tackling the debt, Obama is promising more spending. Instead of talking about building jobs, Obama is biatching that Mitt Romney won't release his tax records, dental exams, and the results of his last prostate screening.

Grow the fark up.

You can keep up the circlejerk as much as you want. Keep pretending like Obama is the brilliant political genius and Mitt Romney is an idiot. It won't make it true, and the more you burrow into a world of self-indulgent fantasy the more fun it's going to be when reality comes calling.

You had your opportunity to show the world how great left-wing policies would be. You got your Keynesian stimulus and your nationalized health care. And then you lost when the American people rejected them. And now your hero is going to lose too.

I'd say that would wake you up to reality, but I've been around long enough to know that liberals are liberals because they refuse to acknowledge reality.
2012-08-15 05:35:20 PM
1 votes:
well that settles it, i say we give the Republicans a chance, i mean since Obummers presidency the entirety of the nation is in shambles.

lets let the Republicans try to fix the mess that Obama has gotten us into.


/farking bullshiat
//Americans can't be this stupid.
///if they are, they deserve what the GOP has for them.
2012-08-15 05:29:57 PM
1 votes:
It's increasingly clear that Mitt Romney is a man who has bitten off more than he can chew. He even had several years to prepare for this. By November he's going to be taking hostages and threatening to execute them if he's not elected. Not that that's too much of a departure from the GOP M.O. of late, but you get the picture.
2012-08-15 05:24:33 PM
1 votes:
dude. just seriously. go f*ck yourself, Mitt. The more you talk, the more I want bad things to happen to you. I've gone from hoping you simply lose the election to hoping you lose all your money and die penniless, riddled with herpes, in a gutter.
2012-08-15 05:20:58 PM
1 votes:
My favorite part of Romney's faux rant is when he demonizes and divides by attacking the fine people of Chicago while he rails against demonization and division.
2012-08-15 03:55:14 PM
1 votes:
The Romney campaign is getting desperate. I'm surprised, I didn't expect them to turn the derp up so high until after the convention.
2012-08-15 03:55:11 PM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Jackson Herring: Fartbangbus

That is way too specific of a fetish site.


like a dutch oven on wheels
2012-08-15 03:30:47 PM
1 votes:

Cubansaltyballs: You can always tell when they do the internal polling and tell the candidate he's got zero chance to win and they start to freak the f*ck out and start lashing out. For the McCain/Palin campaign, this happened in late Sept 2008. Looks like Romney saw the polling this week.


When they rolled Sarah Palin out in 2008 at least McCain got two or three weeks of positive energy out of it, right up until the public realized how damn dumb she was. With Ryan it seems like there's no bump.

"Hey everybody, look at my new VP pick! He's known for a really great budget plan! But we're not going to use his plan - we're going with mine instead. And truth be told, his budget plan kinda sucked balls anyway."
2012-08-15 03:16:32 PM
1 votes:
You can always tell when they do the internal polling and tell the candidate he's got zero chance to win and they start to freak the f*ck out and start lashing out. For the McCain/Palin campaign, this happened in late Sept 2008. Looks like Romney saw the polling this week.
2012-08-15 03:11:44 PM
1 votes:
Romney upset the campaign for the illegitimate gay atheist Muslim elitist Kenyan Nazi Marxist Socialist Communist Chicago thug usurper dictator is being too divisive.

Neato.
2012-08-15 03:10:58 PM
1 votes:
Why do you people constantly give attention to thread-shiatting attention whores?
2012-08-15 03:02:38 PM
1 votes:

EnviroDude: Reps shot the credit rating to screw the POTUS? How about the out of control spending that was going on at the time by the White House. This is why Obama will not run on his record. It stinks!


THE WHITE HOUSE DOES NOT APPROPRIATE FOR FARK SAKE. CONGRESS DOES. And, the current huge deficits are more attributable to a loss of tax revenue from the economic downturn than to any spending that was done. The only thing that Obama can be accountable for is the stimulus package which was a necessary step to avoid a depression.

And when does Romney start running on his record? He won't provide details on any of his plans but just asks us to trust him. Why would anyone trust Mitt?
2012-08-15 03:01:20 PM
1 votes:

EnviroDude: Reps shot the credit rating to screw the POTUS? How about the out of control spending that was going on at the time by the White House. This is why Obama will not run on his record. It stinks!


is that why Romney is running on HIS record? Oh wait, we aren't allowed to talk about his time at Bain or his time as Governor of Massachusetts. What IS Romney running on, other than "I'm not Obama"?
2012-08-15 02:58:08 PM
1 votes:

EnviroDude: Reps shot the credit rating to screw the POTUS? How about the out of control spending that was going on at the time by the White House. This is why Obama will not run on his record. It stinks!


i1.kym-cdn.com
2012-08-15 02:49:48 PM
1 votes:

Quasar: Remember like two days ago when Romney claimed he wanted a clean campaign on the issues and not a negative mudslinging brawl?


Live in the NOW man! Get with the times!
2012-08-15 02:47:29 PM
1 votes:
Remember like two days ago when Romney claimed he wanted a clean campaign on the issues and not a negative mudslinging brawl?

Good times.
2012-08-15 02:45:44 PM
1 votes:
"If elected President, my first act will be the kill the whole lot of you!! And burn your country to cinders!!"
2012-08-15 02:45:17 PM
1 votes:
Good luck with that Mitt. By tomorrow you'll be saying that Obama wants to hold the nation back by convicting criminals and deporting folks at a record rate.
 
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