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2012-08-23 08:55:43 AM
While inserting the quip about how she would have been better off in Massachusetts, thanks to Obama/RomneyCare
 
2012-08-23 08:58:06 AM
He repudiated an ad he didn't run with a message he didn't approve.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand, continues to get a pass after he repeatedly used the demonstrable lie that Obama has removed the obligation for welfare recipients to seek work. In fact, has he stopped using that lie yet? What about the "you didn't build that" lie? Is he still using that one? I wouldn't know because the liberal media never wants to report on it.

/ so vote republican!
 
2012-08-23 08:59:12 AM
This makes sense, there are too many other easy things to go after Romney on.
 
2012-08-23 09:00:14 AM
He sounds concerned...........
 
2012-08-23 09:00:37 AM
Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg
 
2012-08-23 09:00:57 AM
Has even a single reporter dared to ask Romney about his campaign's series of literal lies about objective observable reality?
 
2012-08-23 09:01:38 AM

ghall3: This makes sense, there are too many other easy things to go after Romney on.


blah blah reality, blah blah facts, blah blah liberal bias...
 
2012-08-23 09:03:02 AM

NateGrey: Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg


Hey, that was a great day! I put out my second book and I turned 37!...

Other than that, though, yeah... It was old news.

/shameless plug
//more exciting than this "story"
 
2012-08-23 09:03:11 AM

Jackson Herring: Has even a single reporter dared to ask Romney about his campaign's series of literal lies about objective observable reality?


You are forgetting that his record in MA, at Bain, Taxes, Personal Life, and actual plans if he wins are all out of bounds topics not to be discussed or asked about.

Most interviews are just the reporter and Romney staring at each other for the first 5 minutes.
 
2012-08-23 09:03:44 AM
BSABSV...er, that doesn't work. Um, IOKIYA...dammit, that doesn't work either. Obama's black, and black people have absolutely no integ...shiat, I can't even go there.

Can anybody figure out a way that this is bad for Obama?
 
2012-08-23 09:04:50 AM

Jackson Herring: Has even a single reporter dared to ask Romney about his campaign's series of literal lies about objective observable reality?


GOTCHA QUESTIONS! LIBERAL LAMESTREAM MEDIA! MEANIE-MEANIE FARTY-FACE!
 
2012-08-23 09:05:06 AM

Jackson Herring: Has even a single reporter dared to ask Romney about his campaign's series of literal lies about objective observable reality?


Yea, but libs and furthermore.
 
2012-08-23 09:05:29 AM

Serious Black: BSABSV...er, that doesn't work. Um, IOKIYA...dammit, that doesn't work either. Obama's black, and black people have absolutely no integ...shiat, I can't even go there.

Can anybody figure out a way that this is bad for Obama?


Give it some time, once tenpoundsoftard gets the marching orders the derp will begin to rain down.
 
2012-08-23 09:05:43 AM
SuperPACs, how do they work?
 
2012-08-23 09:06:13 AM

Serious Black: Can anybody figure out a way that this is bad for Obama?


When the conservatives read/hear this they will hear whatever they darn well please instead of Obama's actual words...sort of like always.
 
2012-08-23 09:06:23 AM

NateGrey: Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg


Link
 
2012-08-23 09:06:46 AM

Joe Six-Keg: Hey, that was a great day! I put out my second book


Everybody Poops didn't need a sequel.

/Kidding
//Everybody Wipes
 
2012-08-23 09:06:59 AM
"Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon," he said.

But deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said on a July 12 conference call with reporters that Romney either misrepresented the timing of his departure from Bain to the Securities and Exchange Commission, "which is a felony," or was "lying to the American people" about when he left the firm.


"If Romney committed a felony, he committed a felony."
"THIS IS AN OUTRAGE"
 
2012-08-23 09:07:11 AM
cdn.breitbart.com

fark yourself forever, Romney, you lying piece of human garbage
 
2012-08-23 09:09:06 AM
Stay classy, Obama....

.... Oh.
 
2012-08-23 09:09:56 AM
Just stumbled across this and it seems to be pretty relevant, so:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-23 09:11:10 AM

Jackson Herring: [cdn.breitbart.com image 475x356]

fark yourself forever, Romney, you lying piece of human garbage


It has a disclaimer right in the ad. They cited "Heritage Foundation", which is interchangeable with "this is a lie".
 
2012-08-23 09:12:18 AM

Serious Black: BSABSV...er, that doesn't work. Um, IOKIYA...dammit, that doesn't work either. Obama's black, and black people have absolutely no integ...shiat, I can't even go there.

Can anybody figure out a way that this is bad for Obama?


Obama has been avoiding taking a stand against this ad and, when he finally did, he couldn't avoid trashing Romney and calling him a felon.

He is a failure as a president.
 
2012-08-23 09:12:22 AM

Ed Finnerty: It has a disclaimer right in the ad. They cited "Heritage Foundation", which is interchangeable with "this is a lie".


a.abcnews.com

;)
 
2012-08-23 09:12:43 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: Just stumbled across this and it seems to be pretty relevant, so:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x318]


That's the best summary of the Romney campaign I've seen so far. Hats off to whoever put that together.
 
2012-08-23 09:13:00 AM

theknuckler_33: NateGrey: Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg

Link


A link to a two day old Fark thread? I think I've had my fix of old news. Thanks.
 
2012-08-23 09:15:31 AM

Jackson Herring: [a.abcnews.com image 640x360]

;)


Those bastards!
 
2012-08-23 09:18:04 AM

Joe Six-Keg: NateGrey: Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg

Hey, that was a great day! I put out my second book and I turned 37!...

Other than that, though, yeah... It was old news.

/shameless plug
//more exciting than this "story"

Life was simple for private detective Tom Statford. Sure, being the Keeper, the first, last and only line of defense between gods and mortals could make for interesting times, but a mundane existence in south-eastern Virginia kept things on the boring side of life. Boring, until bodies appear with all the trademarks of ritualistic homicide. Now, the Keeper must not only stop a psychopath, but also the end of the world.


I'd let a British guy read it to me while I drove my car. Sounds like a slightly more active version of the Iron Druid series.
 
2012-08-23 09:19:21 AM

Jackson Herring: Has even a single reporter dared to ask Romney about his campaign's series of literal lies about objective observable reality?


You're not allowed to ask him about that. Or his time in Massachusetts. Or his time at Bain. Or about being Mormon. Or about his time in France. Or his daddy. Or his tax plans. Or his tax returns. Or his policies.
 
2012-08-23 09:19:43 AM

NateGrey: Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg


Old-new sex-citing!

Do NOT gis for that.
 
2012-08-23 09:21:50 AM

Ed Finnerty: Joe Six-Keg: Hey, that was a great day! I put out my second book

Everybody Poops didn't need a sequel.

/Kidding
//Everybody Wipes


That's my third book. Thanks for ruining it for everyone else!

/I keed
 
2012-08-23 09:22:23 AM
good for Obama. He's a better man than I am. I would have said "not my ad, and if Romney wants to be President he has to get a thicker skin".
 
2012-08-23 09:24:10 AM

BeesNuts: Joe Six-Keg: NateGrey: Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg

Hey, that was a great day! I put out my second book and I turned 37!...

Other than that, though, yeah... It was old news.

/shameless plug
//more exciting than this "story"

Life was simple for private detective Tom Statford. Sure, being the Keeper, the first, last and only line of defense between gods and mortals could make for interesting times, but a mundane existence in south-eastern Virginia kept things on the boring side of life. Boring, until bodies appear with all the trademarks of ritualistic homicide. Now, the Keeper must not only stop a psychopath, but also the end of the world.

I'd let a British guy read it to me while I drove my car. Sounds like a slightly more active version of the Iron Druid series.


I'm trying to find a good voice actor for it, but I'm not famous enough (read: too poor) to get anyone with a good accent to do it. I've gotten good reviews for the print version, though.

And on topic: Romney is a lying douche.
 
2012-08-23 09:24:39 AM
Obama SuperPac should just run a 30 second still frame about Lying for the Lord
then a rapid fire mashup of various lies
 
2012-08-23 09:28:03 AM

ghare: Jackson Herring: Has even a single reporter dared to ask Romney about his campaign's series of literal lies about objective observable reality?

You're not allowed to ask him about that. Or his time in Massachusetts. Or his time at Bain. Or about being Mormon. Or about his time in France. Or his daddy. Or his tax plans. Or his tax returns. Or his policies.


That's absolutely right, since asking about any of those things means you're not Fair And Balanced.
 
2012-08-23 09:30:11 AM
FTA:

"Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon," he said.

But deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said on a July 12 conference call with reporters that Romney either misrepresented the timing of his departure from Bain to the Securities and Exchange Commission, "which is a felony," or was "lying to the American people" about when he left the firm.


No "but" necessary. He did one of those two things.

/But of course, the media are in the tank for Obama...
 
2012-08-23 09:36:29 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: He repudiated an ad he didn't run with a message he didn't approve.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand, continues to get a pass after he repeatedly used the demonstrable lie that Obama has removed the obligation for welfare recipients to seek work. In fact, has he stopped using that lie yet? What about the "you didn't build that" lie? Is he still using that one? I wouldn't know because the liberal media never wants to report on it.

/ so vote republican!


Not only are they still using both of those, but "You didn't build that" is being used as the theme of the RNC. They are basing their entire campaign image around an out-of-context quote. That either shows their dishonesty, or their lack of reading comprehension skills.

The "gutting welfare reform" ad was actually debunked on CNN yesterday. Every once in a while, they do perform some actual journalism.
 
2012-08-23 09:37:49 AM

Joe Six-Keg: BeesNuts: Joe Six-Keg: NateGrey: Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg

Hey, that was a great day! I put out my second book and I turned 37!...

Other than that, though, yeah... It was old news.

/shameless plug
//more exciting than this "story"

Life was simple for private detective Tom Statford. Sure, being the Keeper, the first, last and only line of defense between gods and mortals could make for interesting times, but a mundane existence in south-eastern Virginia kept things on the boring side of life. Boring, until bodies appear with all the trademarks of ritualistic homicide. Now, the Keeper must not only stop a psychopath, but also the end of the world.

I'd let a British guy read it to me while I drove my car. Sounds like a slightly more active version of the Iron Druid series.

I'm trying to find a good voice actor for it, but I'm not famous enough (read: too poor) to get anyone with a good accent to do it. I've gotten good reviews for the print version, though.

And on topic: Romney is a lying douche.


To be fair, you might want to get a guy with a fairly neutral American accent for a story that takes place in SE Virginia, but I still like me some Gareth Armstrong.
 
2012-08-23 09:41:42 AM
So encouraging a lie then coming clean and admitting the truth is "defending" and warrants a hero tag?

Where's Akin's hero tag with "defends women" headline when he recanted his remarks?

Oh wait, this is Fark, so I guess we'll be seeing "Obama didn't do that someone else made that happen"
 
2012-08-23 09:41:53 AM
But, he is a tax cheat. And has been for over a decade.



/Prove me wrong, Willard.
 
2012-08-23 09:41:53 AM
"diminished the office"

Dog whistle
 
2012-08-23 09:42:49 AM

BeesNuts: Joe Six-Keg: BeesNuts: Joe Six-Keg: NateGrey: Aug 20, 2012

Oldnewsexciting.jpg

Hey, that was a great day! I put out my second book and I turned 37!...

Other than that, though, yeah... It was old news.

/shameless plug
//more exciting than this "story"

Life was simple for private detective Tom Statford. Sure, being the Keeper, the first, last and only line of defense between gods and mortals could make for interesting times, but a mundane existence in south-eastern Virginia kept things on the boring side of life. Boring, until bodies appear with all the trademarks of ritualistic homicide. Now, the Keeper must not only stop a psychopath, but also the end of the world.

I'd let a British guy read it to me while I drove my car. Sounds like a slightly more active version of the Iron Druid series.

I'm trying to find a good voice actor for it, but I'm not famous enough (read: too poor) to get anyone with a good accent to do it. I've gotten good reviews for the print version, though.

And on topic: Romney is a lying douche.

To be fair, you might want to get a guy with a fairly neutral American accent for a story that takes place in SE Virginia, but I still like me some Gareth Armstrong.


*quick google* OOooooo... I might be able to work on that accent. Been suggested that I read it myself, but I'm not a big fan of my own voice, so...
 
2012-08-23 09:45:28 AM

1nsanilicious: So encouraging a lie then coming clean and admitting the truth is "defending" and warrants a hero tag?

Where's Akin's hero tag with "defends women" headline when he recanted his remarks?

Oh wait, this is Fark, so I guess we'll be seeing "Obama didn't do that someone else made that happen"



[Citation needed]
 
2012-08-23 09:45:35 AM
And they're still going on about how "ZOMG OBAMA CALLED ROMNEY A FELON!"

...by calling Obama out on whether he called him a felon, the Romney campaign has successfully deflected the question of whether he is a felon...which a few years of tax returns released to the general public will answer. Given that committing a felony will sink his campaign, those tax returns either show that he is, indeed, a felon, or show something that is campaign-defeating that isn't a felony, but will drive away voters as though he had Ebola. It's probably the latter, but by keeping his returns secret, he invites criticism which he then has to defend, and the only way he can do that is play the semantics game. But he won round 1 by successfully deflecting the question away from his dreaded tax returns and to semantics.
 
2012-08-23 09:45:42 AM
"After spending weeks refusing to denounce his super PAC's scurrilous ad against Mitt Romney, President Obama once again failed to lead," said Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams. 'President Obama's failure to stand up to dishonest rhetoric and attacks demonstrates yet again he's diminished the office that he holds and his record is nothing more than business as usual in Washington," Williams said.' "

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-23 09:46:34 AM
DYK that 40% of Americans don't know Romney is a Mormon? DYK that he has ZERO plans to utter the word Mormon at the RNC and will also have a Mormon, not a Christian, do the opening rites?
 
2012-08-23 09:47:45 AM

1nsanilicious: So encouraging a lie then coming clean and admitting the truth is "defending" and warrants a hero tag?

Where's Akin's hero tag with "defends women" headline when he recanted his remarks?

Oh wait, this is Fark, so I guess we'll be seeing "Obama didn't do that someone else made that happen"


When did Obama encourage this lie?

Meanwhile, Romney and Ryan have been campaigning on their lies about "you didn't build that", gutting welfare, early voting in Ohio, and Medicare "cuts".
 
2012-08-23 09:50:41 AM
This is your standard political attack.

1. Create one-time ad that implies your opponent is indirectly responsible for someone's death.
2. Generate sensational interest among the blogs on both sides ("he's a murderer!", "Mitt Romney a murderer? Libtards lie!")
3. Have attack dogs refute you were calling him a murderer, just saying you are trying to draw parallels with the person.
4. Personally back off the claim while making another little dig at your opponent.

Congratulations. You now have taken the moral high ground.
 
2012-08-23 09:52:41 AM

bdub77: while making another little dig at your opponent


"I agree with my opponent's largest policy action during his governorship" is now an attack.

dontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg
 
2012-08-23 09:53:39 AM

IlGreven: And they're still going on about how "ZOMG OBAMA CALLED ROMNEY A FELON!"

...by calling Obama out on whether he called him a felon, the Romney campaign has successfully deflected the question of whether he is a felon...which a few years of tax returns released to the general public will answer. Given that committing a felony will sink his campaign, those tax returns either show that he is, indeed, a felon, or show something that is campaign-defeating that isn't a felony, but will drive away voters as though he had Ebola. It's probably the latter, but by keeping his returns secret, he invites criticism which he then has to defend, and the only way he can do that is play the semantics game. But he won round 1 by successfully deflecting the question away from his dreaded tax returns and to semantics.


Here's the thing I love about them saying Obama is accusing Romney of being a felon. All he (or rather, his surrogate) is really doing is offering options. Either he's a felon, or he's currently lying to the media. He's not outright saying he's a felon though. It's a variant of Glenn Beck's favorite tactic of asking questions, where he doesn't outright say that Obama and his administration hate capitalism. All he really did was ask something like "Why does it seem every member of the Obama advisory team hates capitalism?" Thus, if you say that Obama is literally accusing Romney of being a felon, then somebody who is "just asking questions" is similarly accusing Obama of hating capitalism.
 
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