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(Global Post)   With the Paul Ryan pick as VP, Romeny wanted the campaign issue to be, "It's the economy supid." Now it has become "It's the war on women stupid"   (globalpost.com) divider line 64
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2012-08-22 02:37:27 AM
Romeney alwayes wanted the focus to be on the economy where Bush saddled us with unwinnable wars costing over half a trillion dollars per year.
 
2012-08-22 02:48:09 AM
Romeny? Are we saying Mitt is a gypsy?
 
2012-08-22 08:22:52 AM
Come on guys, we can totally win this one. They're all pussies.
 
2012-08-22 08:26:19 AM
"It's the economy, Supid?"

LOL.

Gotta love the GOP they are always trying to pretend they are all serious fiscal conservatives who really want to tackle the deficit (as long as you don't try it by changing the tax code or cutting the defense budget) and that they aren't culture warriors hell bent on taking America back to a time that never really existed.

And then their true colors show.

They want to stop women from making choices that will determine the rest of their lives, officially make gay citizens second class, are openly bigoted against Muslim and atheist Americans and then they have the cojones to try to pretend that it's the left who are being divisive.

They are not even lightly tethered to reality by this point.
 
2012-08-22 08:34:14 AM

quatchi: "It's the economy, Supid?"

LOL.

Gotta love the GOP they are always trying to pretend they are all serious fiscal conservatives who really want to tackle the deficit (as long as you don't try it by changing the tax code or cutting the defense budget) and that they aren't culture warriors hell bent on taking America back to a time that never really existed.

And then their true colors show.

They want to stop women from making choices that will determine the rest of their lives, officially make gay citizens second class, are openly bigoted against Muslim and atheist Americans and then they have the cojones to try to pretend that it's the left who are being divisive.

They are not even lightly tethered to reality by this point.


THIS. And, unfortunately, they've managed to get a huge chunk of America detached from reality too.

/Sleepy kitties ARE cute. You should see the one in my profile.
 
2012-08-22 08:36:21 AM
I've never understood why it's thought of as prudent for a candidate to itemize by importance the issues in their campaign platform. I like the idea of giving all the major issues, if not equal gravity, at least a large amount of significance. I'm not going to vote for Obama due to his issues on the economy. I'm going to vote for him because of where he stands on many, many issues.
 
2012-08-22 08:37:57 AM
Ryan's Akin connection is not Romney's only problem.

"This is a traumatic thing -- she's, shall we say, she's uptight," Dr. Willke said of a woman being raped, adding, "She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic."

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Hailing him as "The Father Of The Pro-Life Movement" and "an important surrogate for Governor Romney's pro-life and pro-family agenda," the Romney for President campaign in 2007 welcomed Willke's endorsement.
 
2012-08-22 08:45:56 AM

Cythraul: I've never understood why it's thought of as prudent for a candidate to itemize by importance the issues in their campaign platform. I like the idea of giving all the major issues, if not equal gravity, at least a large amount of significance. I'm not going to vote for Obama due to his issues on the economy. I'm going to vote for him because of where he stands on many, many issues.


It must be nice to live in a swing state where your vote actually counts. I live in Georgia these days, and even though GA will NEVER go blue, I'm going to vote for Obama anyway. I went down to the voting office to register yesterday, and on the back of the card there was pre-printed mailing information. The addressee was Karen Handel, Secretary of State of Georgia. (Yes THAT Karen Handel.) I felt sick to my stomach when I read that. I realize she isn't the Secretary anymore and the cards are just old, but it made me immeasurably sad to be living here. It also served to highlight the all the reasons my vote doesn't count in this state. But whatever. fark it. I'm still voting.
 
2012-08-22 08:52:20 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "This is a traumatic thing -- she's, shall we say, she's uptight," Dr. Willke said of a woman being raped, adding, "She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic."


I Have Not The Words.
 
2012-08-22 08:53:04 AM

Via Infinito: Cythraul: I've never understood why it's thought of as prudent for a candidate to itemize by importance the issues in their campaign platform. I like the idea of giving all the major issues, if not equal gravity, at least a large amount of significance. I'm not going to vote for Obama due to his issues on the economy. I'm going to vote for him because of where he stands on many, many issues.

It must be nice to live in a swing state where your vote actually counts. I live in Georgia these days, and even though GA will NEVER go blue, I'm going to vote for Obama anyway. I went down to the voting office to register yesterday, and on the back of the card there was pre-printed mailing information. The addressee was Karen Handel, Secretary of State of Georgia. (Yes THAT Karen Handel.) I felt sick to my stomach when I read that. I realize she isn't the Secretary anymore and the cards are just old, but it made me immeasurably sad to be living here. It also served to highlight the all the reasons my vote doesn't count in this state. But whatever. fark it. I'm still voting.


I sympathize. But North Carolina only went 'purple' after last election. And there was a certain fact about the Democratic candidate that.. ahem.. motivated a certain subculture to go out and vote in large numbers. There most likely will not be the same amount of enthusiasm this time around to get all the Democrats out to vote. And in future elections, I really doubt NC will go blue. We don't have quite enough northern transplants down here yet to permanently put us in the 'swing state' category.
 
2012-08-22 08:56:55 AM
Ryan voted:

YES on TARP
YES on Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
YES on $15 billion bailout for GM and Chrysler.
YES on $192 billion additional anti-recession stimulus spending.
YES on prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks
YES on Head Start Act
YES on No Child Left Behind Act
YES on emergency $78 billion for war in Iraq & Afghanistan
YES on Budget Control Act of 2011 to raise debt ceiling

Economy, women, whatever. He's and easy target.
 
2012-08-22 09:00:01 AM
You know, I don't know who got it in their heads that a sound, conservative, fiduciary outlook HAD to be married to blatant bigotry and misogyny.

But, whoever it was, I wanna take him out behind the shed and go all Old Yeller on 'em.

As long as the GOP adheres to this draconian philosophy, there's no way in hell I'll vote for any of them.

/except for Collins
 
2012-08-22 09:02:04 AM

Diogenes: Ryan voted:

YES on TARP
YES on Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
YES on $15 billion bailout for GM and Chrysler.
YES on $192 billion additional anti-recession stimulus spending.
YES on prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks
YES on Head Start Act
YES on No Child Left Behind Act
YES on emergency $78 billion for war in Iraq & Afghanistan
YES on Budget Control Act of 2011 to raise debt ceiling

Economy, women, whatever. He's and easy target.


And it's why if he wasn't such a misogynist and bigot*, I'd be more inclined to vote for him.

Hand to God, it's almost like the GOP *wants* to become obsolete.

*at least Ryan voted FOR the employment anti-discrimination bill
 
2012-08-22 09:04:27 AM

Via Infinito: /Sleepy kitties ARE cute. You should see the one in my profile.


So much kitty win! ^__^

Someone musta said "get comfortable" at some point cos yer kitty appears to have achieved an almost zen-like state of comfort there. One that a mere human can only envy.

I'mma faving you based purely on the fact that your cat looks so happy.

Cos that means you must be a good person.
 
2012-08-22 09:05:04 AM

Diogenes: Economy, women, whatever. He's and easy target.


Oh, and in regards to your statement, read this. And this is coming from the librul-loving people at NBC. So it's not just the Republicans making this tie-in.

I think it's great Ryan can compromise...unlike most of the OTHER Republicans in Congress. I'd almost say if they flip the ticket and have Ryan run for President, they might have a better chance of winning. I just can't trust R'Money. You never know what he's gonna support day in day out.
 
2012-08-22 09:05:29 AM

quatchi: "It's the economy, Supid?"

LOL.

Gotta love the GOP they are always trying to pretend they are all serious fiscal conservatives who really want to tackle the deficit (as long as you don't try it by changing the tax code or cutting the defense budget) and that they aren't culture warriors hell bent on taking America back to a time that never really existed.

And then their true colors show.

They want to stop women from making choices that will determine the rest of their lives, officially make gay citizens second class, are openly bigoted against Muslim and atheist Americans and then they have the cojones to try to pretend that it's the left who are being divisive.

They are not even lightly tethered to reality by this point.


Sad but true.

/former republican
 
2012-08-22 09:06:41 AM

Cythraul: I'm not going to vote for Obama due to his issues on the economy. I'm going to vote for him because of where he stands on many, many issues.


Bingo.
 
2012-08-22 09:09:03 AM

oeneus: /former republican


TEAM FORMER REPUBLICANS!!1!
 
2012-08-22 09:11:12 AM

xanadian: oeneus: /former republican

TEAM FORMER REPUBLICANS!!1!


You're a former Republican? But.. you're on my pink list.
 
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2012-08-22 09:11:38 AM

dahmers love zombie: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "This is a traumatic thing -- she's, shall we say, she's uptight," Dr. Willke said of a woman being raped, adding, "She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic."

I Have Not The Words.


He seems oddly familiar with rape in a creepily subjective way.
 
2012-08-22 09:12:55 AM

Diogenes: Ryan voted:

YES on TARP
YES on Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
YES on $15 billion bailout for GM and Chrysler.
YES on $192 billion additional anti-recession stimulus spending.
YES on prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients
YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks
YES on Head Start Act
YES on No Child Left Behind Act
YES on emergency $78 billion for war in Iraq & Afghanistan
YES on Budget Control Act of 2011 to raise debt ceiling

Economy, women, whatever. He's and easy target.


So he's an America hating, job destroying, anti-capitalist, anti-freedom socialist
 
2012-08-22 09:13:31 AM
Paul Ryan's budget would discontinue protection for the Florida Everglades (as well as just about every other National Park, wetland, and nature preserve)

So when Ryan comes to Florida, remember that.

Their plans to rape mother Earth are more dangerous than their plans for raped women.
 
2012-08-22 09:17:10 AM

xanadian: Cythraul: I'm not going to vote for Obama due to his issues on the economy. I'm going to vote for him because of where he stands on many, many issues.

Bingo.


Ditto
 
2012-08-22 09:19:30 AM

Cythraul: xanadian: oeneus: /former republican

TEAM FORMER REPUBLICANS!!1!

You're a former Republican? But.. you're on my pink list.


Never underestimate a gay man's ability to be contradictory. One of my favorite friends from college has ALWAYS been staunchly Republican. He's from the south, he's gay, he hates Obama and doesn't seem to suffer from any sort of cognitive dissonance. I have never understood it, but he's too awesome in just about every other way for me to hold that against him. I just avoid politics when talking with him. (As I do with most of my other friends and family.)
 
2012-08-22 09:20:37 AM

xanadian: *at least Ryan voted FOR the employment anti-discrimination bill


Maybe his finger slipped and he accidentally the wrong button...
 
2012-08-22 09:22:31 AM
i'm sorry but...I find this absolutely hilarious. the GOP is upset because the internets are using their own statements against them...and it's working. some Republican running for office says something that's fairly typical among GOP types, that statement 'goes viral' online, piles up interest and then it breaks into the mainstream press as a fully formed shiatstorm that's poised to engulf other Republicans not related to the guy who uttered the initial statement.

now the GOP is getting knocked back on their pins and I don't think they like it very much. message discipline is important for them and they seem to have lost control over that aspect of the game. a couple/few key GOP talking heads doubled down on the derp and tried to protect Aiken too which didn't help while the GOP leadership openly abandoned Aiken to his fate. so now the Republicans have a fractured and chaotic response to explain on top of the category 5 derpstorm.

And god help me...I love it. it won't last (it never does) but I love watching them fumble around this close to the final leg of a major election season.
 
2012-08-22 09:34:31 AM

dahmers love zombie: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "This is a traumatic thing -- she's, shall we say, she's uptight," Dr. Willke said of a woman being raped, adding, "She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic."

I Have Not The Words.


What does the tightness of her vagina have to do with whether or not she'll get pregnant? Virgins aren't hot-dog-down-a-hallway, but you can get pregnant the first time you have sex, if you're not using any kind of protection. The good doctor knows the fallopian tubes aren't attached to the vagina, right? They have nothing to do with the vagina, actually.

Where did he to go medical school? I want to know so I can tell everyone I know not to let anyone they know go there.
 
2012-08-22 09:36:11 AM

xanadian: I think it's great Ryan can compromise...unlike most of the OTHER Republicans in Congress.


It's not the he voted for some of those things, with me. With me it's that he's pretending he's something he's not. And there's a clear and unequivocal voting record to prove it.
 
2012-08-22 10:33:19 AM

Cythraul: xanadian: oeneus: /former republican

TEAM FORMER REPUBLICANS!!1!

You're a former Republican? But.. you're on my pink list.


Part of the reason I'm under "former."

Diogenes: xanadian: I think it's great Ryan can compromise...unlike most of the OTHER Republicans in Congress.

It's not the he voted for some of those things, with me. With me it's that he's pretending he's something he's not. And there's a clear and unequivocal voting record to prove it.


Oh, I agree. All the Obama campaign has to do is pull out his voting record on TARP, the auto industry bailout, etc, etc, etc. BUT LET'S SLASH MEDICARE!!!!

F'kn A.
 
2012-08-22 10:35:00 AM

Weaver95: And god help me...I love it. it won't last (it never does) but I love watching them fumble around this close to the final leg of a major election season.


I'd like to see something like this, but even MORE so, as my October Surprise. Call it a 40th birthday present.
 
2012-08-22 10:43:41 AM
Obvious With the Paul Ryan pick as VP, Romeny wanted the campaign issue to be, "It's the economy supid." Now it has become "It's the war on women stupid

Well whose fault is that.
 
2012-08-22 10:44:31 AM

vernonFL: Paul Ryan's budget would discontinue protection for the Florida Everglades (as well as just about every other National Park, wetland, and nature preserve)

So when Ryan comes to Florida, remember that.


Sadly enough i feel like that would help them here. Seems that the prevailing attitude towards the Everglades is "Bah, I hate mosquitos and humidity! Bulldoze the whole damn thing!" And when you try to point out how the Everglades is the basis of our state's entire ecological system including fresh-water supplies, you get derided as a stupid hippy liberal commie.
 
2012-08-22 11:04:14 AM
I'm pro life
makes for a better bumper sticker than
To me, fiscal conservatism means balancing budgets - not running deficits that the next generation can't afford. It means improving the efficiency of delivering services by finding innovative ways to do more with less. It means cutting taxes when possible and prudent to do so, raising them overall only when necessary to balance the budget, and only in combination with spending cuts. It means when you run a surplus, you save it; you don't squander it. And most importantly, being a fiscal conservative means preparing for the inevitable economic downturns - and by all indications, we've got one coming.

Guess which bumper sticker most Republicans love to talk about more?
 
2012-08-22 11:29:36 AM
That's an unfair characterization - Romney's campaign has always been stupid.
 
2012-08-22 11:45:42 AM
How generous of the GOP to provide so much easy material for the next three months.

When the history books make note of the demise of the modern Republican party, how much of a mention will Romney get?
 
2012-08-22 11:46:17 AM

Coco LaFemme: dahmers love zombie: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "This is a traumatic thing -- she's, shall we say, she's uptight," Dr. Willke said of a woman being raped, adding, "She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic."

I Have Not The Words.

What does the tightness of her vagina have to do with whether or not she'll get pregnant? Virgins aren't hot-dog-down-a-hallway, but you can get pregnant the first time you have sex, if you're not using any kind of protection. The good doctor knows the fallopian tubes aren't attached to the vagina, right? They have nothing to do with the vagina, actually.

Where did he to go medical school? I want to know so I can tell everyone I know not to let anyone they know go there.


hi everybody!

I'm not even American, and I'm outraged. I know it can be short-sighted to be a single-issues voter, but when the single issue is whether or not I'm to be considered an adult human being with bodily integrity then yeah, that single issue is pretty damn important.
 
2012-08-22 11:53:24 AM

hinten: I'm pro life
makes for a better bumper sticker than
To me, fiscal conservatism means balancing budgets - not running deficits that the next generation can't afford. It means improving the efficiency of delivering services by finding innovative ways to do more with less. It means cutting taxes when possible and prudent to do so, raising them overall only when necessary to balance the budget, and only in combination with spending cuts. It means when you run a surplus, you save it; you don't squander it. And most importantly, being a fiscal conservative means preparing for the inevitable economic downturns - and by all indications, we've got one coming.

Guess which bumper sticker most Republicans love to talk about more?


For that, you're blue 5. And I might add that as a quote on my Facebook page.
 
2012-08-22 11:54:18 AM
GIS for 'supid':

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2012-08-22 11:55:08 AM

quatchi: "It's the economy, Supid?"

LOL.

Gotta love the GOP they are always trying to pretend they are all serious fiscal conservatives who really want to tackle the deficit (as long as you don't try it by changing the tax code or cutting the defense budget) and that they aren't culture warriors hell bent on taking America back to a time that never really existed.


It's the Democrats running around screaming about social issues.

Republicans want to talk about the economy, which 0bama is destroying a little more each day.

Why are you trying to distract us with all this talk of rape and abortion, Taxbongo? We can easily settle the issue with a simple Constitutional amendment outlawing abortion forever and decriminalizing rape. It's you and your army of libtards that won't let that happen.

Why no discussion of jobs and the economy from the Dhimmi-crats, 0bama-lama-ding dong?
 
2012-08-22 11:56:45 AM

xanadian: oeneus: /former republican

TEAM FORMER REPUBLICANS!!1!


You all need thematic powers. Like the Planeteers or something.
 
2012-08-22 11:59:06 AM
The economy has improved dramatically since Obama announced the Republicans are waging war on women.

The man has a magic touch.
 
2012-08-22 11:59:44 AM
Mitt got endorsed by the GOP, he must be held accountable for the GOP's past actions and current platform.

/Reality sucks when you have to step outside your own bubble conservatives
 
2012-08-22 12:00:16 PM

Parthenogenetic: Why no discussion of jobs and the economy...


Economic indicators have been on an upward (improving) track since 2009 with job gains to match.

It's not so much a 'discussion' as 'all the data is in the incumbent's favor smackdown'.
 
2012-08-22 12:01:14 PM

Felgraf: xanadian: oeneus: /former republican

TEAM FORMER REPUBLICANS!!1!

You all need thematic powers. Like the Planeteers or something.


I summon the power of BULLshiat...

I summon the two faces of JANUS...

I summon the fog of DISSONANCE...

I summon the fleet feet of RUMOR...

WITH OUR POWERS COMBINED!
 
2012-08-22 12:03:34 PM

Evil Twin Skippy: Felgraf: xanadian: oeneus: /former republican

TEAM FORMER REPUBLICANS!!1!

You all need thematic powers. Like the Planeteers or something.

I summon the power of BULLshiat...

I summon the two faces of JANUS...

I summon the fog of DISSONANCE...

I summon the fleet feet of RUMOR...

WITH OUR POWERS COMBINED!


Well, but they're former republicans. The powers you listed, I think, would be more like the evil-duplicate rings that the villains made at one point. Or something.

/I should probably be doing research right now, and not wondering what things like "The Power of Tabletop Gaming" would do.
 
2012-08-22 12:06:10 PM

Cletus C.: The economy has improved dramatically since Obama announced the Republicans are waging war on women.

The man has a magic touch.


You are blaming the fact that the GOP has been obsessed with penis-goes-where and women are whores legislation instead of focusing on the economy on Obama

/please tell me that this is a troll account and not your actual "thoughts"
 
2012-08-22 12:06:10 PM
It's the economy, stupid.

Which is why anti-Sharia policy is a plank of the Republican Party platform.
 
2012-08-22 12:06:37 PM
Also a War on Medicare.

This is in the GOP platform, to be approved at the convention:

For Medicare: increase the age of eligibility a shift to a defined contribution plan in which the government pays a fixed amount rather than cover an individual's costs.

Add Paul Ryan's budget priorities to that, and you have a GOP who is dedicated to euthanizing Medicare.
 
2012-08-22 12:08:07 PM

Via Infinito: It must be nice to live in a swing state where your vote actually counts. I live in Georgia these days, and even though GA will NEVER go blue, I'm going to vote for Obama anyway. I went down to the voting office to register yesterday, and on the back of the card there was pre-printed mailing information. The addressee was Karen Handel, Secretary of State of Georgia. (Yes THAT Karen Handel.) I felt sick to my stomach when I read that. I realize she isn't the Secretary anymore and the cards are just old, but it made me immeasurably sad to be living here. It also served to highlight the all the reasons my vote doesn't count in this state. But whatever. fark it. I'm still voting.


It's nice having your vote matter.

You know what's not nice, about it? Live TV is *Completely Unwatchable*. There are some times when commercial breaks are nothing but political ads. Romney ad. Romney PAC Ad. Obama Ad. Obama PAC Ad. Show back - it's insufferable.
 
2012-08-22 12:14:40 PM
Mitt Romney wanted to make the discussion about the economy when he picked Paul Ryan, a career politician who is solely known for his radical budget proposal and Medicare reform. Then he insisted that we weren't allowed to talk about Ryan's budget, weren't allowed to talk about his medicare reform proposals, and distanced himself from both. If you want to make it about the economy, you have to actually *talk about the economy*, farkstick, and it has to be a mroe substantive discussion than "Obama bad!" and some lies about "stealing from medicare."

"I'm Mitt Romney and I want to make this election about the issues. Provided that you ask me no actual questions about the issues."
 
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