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2012-08-29 07:02:04 PM
7 votes:
Last night was quite enough for me.

It all boils down to nothing but a big show.

If you want to put on a big show, take your convention to New Orleans, and help with the relief effort. Televise it, even.

If Big Government is the bogeyman, then show us all how individuals can pitch in and make our country better.

But you won't. You'll talk about the same old bullshiat you always talk about, cheer and clap, and Romney will be the candidate.

Whoop-de-farking-do.
2012-08-29 06:57:06 PM
5 votes:
Why would I watch the coverage when I can just read Fark commentary? Probably healthier for me in the long run.
2012-08-29 10:32:40 PM
4 votes:
I'd like to think my dad would be proud of me for saving his Social Security benefits to pay for college, then using college to become an adherent of Ayn Rand, and finally a Vice Presidential candidate who wants to eliminate the social safety net that allowed me to get here.
2012-08-29 06:59:27 PM
4 votes:
Sorry, everyone under 40's talking about Obama's Reddit appearance today.

Better luck in '16, GOP.
2012-08-29 11:14:11 PM
3 votes:
what amazes me is the Ryan has the gall to call for people of all parties to come together and vote for him. Im all for us pulling together and uniting. So why has we been so recalcitrant and obstructionist. Whats wrong with uniting and coming together for the betterment of the country right now.. the past 3 years? Unite with President Obama to solve America's problems. Learn to govern instead of campaign. You've failed at that as a leader in congress, why should be believe you can lead in any other capacity. Governing involves compromise, at least attempting to come to win win policies that people of all ideologies can live with. Republicans are incapable of compromise at this point. This is because they honestly believe that they are doing "God's work". If your doing Gods work you cant be wrong and you cant compromise because that would be admitting that God is wrong or in some way imperfect. The current GOP is neck deep in Authoritarians, the world is Black and White, no nuance no grey area no room for compromise.
Authoritarianism is whats wrong with our country. our problems have nothing to do with conservative vs liberal all those issues that separate and divide us are a ruse to keep people preoccupied and whipped into frenzied thinking. While the folks who think they are better than everyone else, pick our pockets and steal our freedom.
2012-08-29 11:01:23 PM
3 votes:

Mawson of the Antarctic: Parmenius: Altitude5280: Can't wait till Biden kicks his ass in the debates.

I'm afraid that's not going to happen. Ryan is much more polished, charismatic, telegenic. With the people who want to back him, and those who just don't care about intellectual honesty, that will be enough. It's much harder to debate using mere facts and truth if all you need is bullshiat.

I'm worried you may be right. The VP debate won't sway voters but reinforce the bases. He's no Sarah.


Biden had to play nice to keep from being called a sexist. He's debating a man this time, and can unleash the fury. I don't think he's going to have Ryan drooling on the floor begging for mercy, but he sure as hell isn't going to shiat his own pants. He can put his foot in his mouth with the best of them, but he's smart as a whip and passionate about what he believes in, and that can come across very, very strongly in a debate.
2012-08-29 09:56:48 PM
3 votes:
Good evening. Distinguished delegates, fellow Republicans, fellow Americans.

We gather here at a time of significance and challenge. This young century has been a difficult one. I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center - and then a second one - and a third, the Pentagon. And then the news of a fourth, driven into the ground by brave citizens that died so that many others would live. From that day on our sense of vulnerability and our understanding of security would be altered forever. Then in 2008 the global financial and economic crisis stunned us and still reverberates as unemployment, economic uncertainty and failed policies cast a pall over the American recovery so desperately needed at home and abroad.

And we have seen once again that the desire for freedom is universal - as men and women in the Middle East demand it. Yet, the promise of the Arab Spring is engulfed in uncertainty; internal strife and hostile neighbors are challenging the fragile democracy in Iraq; dictators in Iran and Syria butcher their own people and threaten the security of the region; China and Russia prevent a response; and all wonder, "Where does America stand?"

Indeed that is the question of the moment- "Where does America stand?" When our friends and our foes, alike, do not know the answer to that question - clearly and unambiguously -- the world is a chaotic and dangerous place. The U.S. has since the end of World War II had an answer - we stand for free peoples and free markets, we are willing to support and defend them - we will sustain a balance of power that favors freedom.

To be sure, the burdens of leadership have been heavy. I, like you, know the sacrifices that Americans have made - yes including the ultimate sacrifice of many of our bravest. Yet our armed forces remain the sure foundation of liberty. We are fortunate to have men and women who volunteer - they volunteer to defend us on the front lines of freedom. And we owe them our eternal gratitude.

I know too that it has not always been easy - though it has been rewarding - to speak up for those who would otherwise be without a voice - the religious dissident in China; the democracy advocate in Venezuela; the political prisoner in Iran.

It has been hard to muster the resources to support fledgling democracies- or to help the world's most desperate - the AIDs orphan in Uganda, the refugee fleeing Zimbabwe, the young woman who has been trafficked into the sex trade in Southeast Asia; the world's poorest in Haiti. Yet this assistance - together with the compassionate works of private charities - people of conscience and people of faith - has shown the soul of our country.

And I know too that there is weariness - a sense that we have carried these burdens long enough. But if we are not inspired to lead again, one of two things will happen - no one will lead and that will foster chaos --- or others who do not share our values will fill the vacuum. My fellow Americans, we do not have a choice. We cannot be reluctant to lead - and one cannot lead from behind.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand this reality -- that our leadership abroad and our well being at home are inextricably linked. They know what needs to be done. Our friends and allies must be able to trust us. From Israel to Poland to the Philippines to Colombia and across the world -- they must know that we are reliable and consistent and determined. And our adversaries must have no reason to doubt our resolve -- because peace really does come through strength. Our military capability and technological advantage will be safe in Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's hands.

We must work for an open global economy and pursue free and fair trade - to grow our exports and our influence abroad. In the last years, the United States has ratified three trade agreements, all negotiated in the Bush Administration. If you are concerned about China's rise - consider this fact - China has signed 15 Free Trade Agreements and is negotiating 20 more. Sadly we are abandoning the playing field of free trade - and it will come back to haunt us.

We must not allow the chance to attain energy independence to slip from our grasp. We have a great gift of oil and gas reserves here in North America that must be and can be developed while protecting our environment. And we have the ingenuity in the private sector to tap alternative sources of energy.

And most importantly, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will rebuild the foundation of American strength - our economy - stimulating private sector led growth and small business entrepreneurship. When the world looks at us today they see an American government that cannot live within its means. They see a government that continues to borrow money, mortgaging the future of generations to come. The world knows that when a nation loses control of its finances, it eventually loses control of its destiny. That is not the America that has inspired others to follow our lead.

After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history. That is the true basis of "American Exceptionalism." The essence of America - that which really unites us -- is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea -- and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn't matter where you came from but where you are going.

Ours has never been a narrative of grievance and entitlement. We have not believed that I am doing poorly because you are doing well. We have not been envious of one another and jealous of each other's success. Ours has been a belief in opportunity and a constant battle - long and hard -- to extend the benefits of the American dream to all - without regard to circumstances of birth.

But the American ideal is indeed endangered today. There is no country, no not even a rising China, that can do more harm to us than we can do to ourselves if we fail to accomplish the tasks before us here at home.

More than at any other time in history -the ability to mobilize the creativity and ambition of human beings forms the foundation of greatness. We have always done that better than any country in the world. People have come here from all over because they believed in our creed - of opportunity and limitless horizons. They have come from the world's most impoverished nations to make five dollars not fifty cents- and they have come from the world's advanced societies - as engineers and scientists -- to help fuel the knowledge based revolution in the Silicon Valley of California; the research triangle of North Carolina; in Austin, Texas; along Route 128 in Massachusetts - and across our country.

We must continue to welcome the world's most ambitious people to be a part of us. In that way we stay perpetually young and optimistic and determined. We need immigration laws that protect our borders; meet our economic needs; and yet show that we are a compassionate people.

We have been successful too because Americans have known that one's status at birth was not a permanent station in life. You might not be able to control your circumstances but you could control your response to your circumstances. And your greatest ally in doing so was a quality education.

Let me ask you, though, today, when I can look at your zip code and can tell whether you are going to get a good education - can I really say that it doesn't matter where you came from - it matters where you are going. The crisis in K-12 education is a grave threat to who we are.

My mom was a teacher - I have the greatest respect for the profession - we need great teachers - not poor or mediocre ones. We need to have high standards for our students - self-esteem comes from achievement not from lax standards and false praise. And we need to give parents greater choice - particularly poor parents whose kids - most often minorities -- are trapped in failing neighborhood schools. This is the civil rights struggle of our day.

If we do anything less, we will condemn generations to joblessness, hopelessness and dependence on the government dole. To do anything less is to endanger our global economic competitiveness. To do anything less is to tear apart the fabric of who we are and cement a turn toward grievance and entitlement.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will rebuild us at home and inspire us to lead abroad. They will provide an answer to the question, "Where does America stand?" The challenge is real and these are tough times. But America has met and overcome difficult circumstances before. Whenever you find yourself doubting us - just think of all the times that we have made the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect.

America's victorious revolutionary founding - against the greatest military power of the time; a Civil War - hundreds of thousands dead in a brutal conflict - but emerging a stronger union; a second founding - as impatient patriots fought to overcome the birth defect of slavery and the scourge of segregation; a long struggle against communism - that ended with the death of the Soviet Union and the emergence of Europe, whole free and at peace; the will to make difficult decisions, heart-wrenching choices in the aftermath of 9/11 that secured us and prevented the follow-on attacks that seemed preordained at the time.

And on a personal note- a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham - the most segregated big city in America - her parents can't take her to a movie theater or a restaurant - but they make her believe that even though she can't have a hamburger at the Woolworth's lunch counter - she can be President of the United States and she becomes the Secretary of State. Yes, America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect. But of course it has never been inevitable - it has taken leadership, courage and an unwavering faith in our values.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have the experience and the integrity and the vision to lead us - they know who we are, what we want to be and what we offer the world.

That is why this is a moment - an election - of consequence. Because it just has to be - that the most compassionate and freest country on the face of the earth - will continue to be the most powerful!

May God Bless You - and May God continue to bless this extraordinary, exceptional country - the United States of America.
2012-08-29 09:03:42 PM
3 votes:
Congrats Republicans. Thanks to this convention, I have made a political contribution for the first time in my life.

Spend it wisely, Barack.
2012-08-29 07:56:04 PM
3 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: This is what Kurt Cobain would be doing today if he hadn't blown his brains out.


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Every time an artist dies young- Kurt Cobain, or whatever, there's always the people "It's so sad, he had so much more to give." - How do you know? Maybe he was out of shiat. How do you know? He's done. He got all the money, he did all the drugs, he farked all your holes. And that's the American Dream, and when you're done with that you go "Oh, that's why they call it a dream. - It's bullshiat, I'm still empty." And he cashed out. How do you know what any artist had left? How do you know if Jimi Hendrix hadn't had died he wouldn't have wound up doing Superbowl half-time duets with Elton John right now?
2012-08-29 07:55:47 PM
3 votes:

noblewolf: The Republicans maybe a religious wing nuts, but they are not the Taliban.


They are everything Taliban except the name.
2012-08-29 07:52:52 PM
3 votes:

noblewolf: I will have to research more on the force able and non-force able rape the Republicans are talking about.


Just another way we know you're lying.

Look, you know why we think you're a troll?
First, you ask a typical concern troll type question... 'just being serious.'
Then, after many examples are provided, you ignore them and fall back on the tried and true 'I'm just askin' questions and y'all call me troll because I disagree with you.'
S, I checked your profile. It's chock full of political position points where you brand yourself as deeply conservative. Now, if you were just an uninformed independent undecided bystander to the political process, you likely wouldn't have thought that proclaiming your political inclination was so important to include in the picture you paint of yourself to present to the world.
THEN, you come out with this 'gee, I never heard of this whole "forcible rape" issue, maybe I'll have to research some more.' Yeah, it's not like it's dominated the political news (and FARK) for almost 2 weeks straight now. No,you're just now hearing about it.
Your whole line of 'questioning' appears designed to create an environment in which to inject more right wing talking points; I'm sure for plan was to wait until you got all these responses then spring the trap and point out all the GREAT things the GOP is doing for women and how it's really the Dems who are waging a war on women.
2012-08-29 07:37:08 PM
3 votes:
Rand Paul reminds me why I wouldn't vote for Ron Paul.
2012-08-29 07:14:26 PM
3 votes:

noblewolf: Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.

Other than the abortion issue, how are they waging a war on women? Are they removing the right to vote? Are they loosing jobs if the Republicans win? Exactly what are they going to loose?

I'm interested in your facts on the issue.

/I'm being serious. How are women going to suffer.


Paul Ryan voted against equal pay for women and the republican governor of Wisconsin actually repealed it.

In Arizona, republicans have created what I call a Schrodinger's womb. In Arizona a woman is now legally pregnant two weeks before conception. But she isn't actually pregnant. But legally she is. So she both is and is not pregnant until she has sex, then the wavefunction collapses.

Then there is the esteemed senator Akin who believes women's bodies are pregnany-from-rape proof. That disipicable moron also happens to sit on the house science committee (More like the house derp committee amirite?)

That's jsut what I can think of off the top of my head but there you go
2012-08-29 06:57:57 PM
3 votes:
I like how they have given up on the "technically true but ostensibly false" misleading talking points and have just started openly lying. I think the GOP is just trolling the press at this point. WHO WILL CALL THEM ON THE LIES!
2012-08-30 12:12:29 AM
2 votes:
Condi: "While I was helping Dubya prepare to get revenge on Iraq for his daddy, we completely dropped the ball on terrorism and suffered the worst attack on US soil EVER. I will now return to the loving embrace of the lesbian partner I'm not allowed to talk about because I sold my soul to the Republican Party."
2012-08-29 11:48:43 PM
2 votes:
Every person of voting age should watch Ezra Klein explain the medicare lie that Ryan says. He breaks it down to the point a 12 yr old could understand. Which means everyone in the south would still not be able to understand
2012-08-29 11:47:33 PM
2 votes:

TheCruxOfTheBiscuitIsTheApostrophe: Took a peak in to see the Fark Lib wailing to confirm that Ryan was spot on. Left satisfied.


Good, go cream yourself to a picture of Reagan and vote against your economic self-interests unless you're a millionaire or Bible salesman.
2012-08-29 11:36:27 PM
2 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I think Brokaw has been drinking.


I would be too if i had to sit there and listen that crap
2012-08-29 11:17:43 PM
2 votes:
Reince Priebus is the most Republican name ever. If the actor Benedict Cumberbatch became a naturalized citizen and registered with the GOP, that still wouldn't be enough to beat it.
2012-08-29 11:15:55 PM
2 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ryan's speech was well accepted by the floor, which is a change for this convention.

He basically lied the entire way through the speech, but it was well accepted.


A lot of it wasn't even lies, he just mentioned things people hate without actually saying how he would fix those things..

"Do you hate it when someone kicks you in the balls?"
*Crowd goes wild*
2012-08-29 11:07:09 PM
2 votes:
Um, NO RYAN, in a state of nature you do NOT have any rights; except to kill or be killed.
And as for God given rights? Check you Bible on slavery, it's kind of a big deal that your God is OK with it.

SO: IT IS GOVERNMENT that affords rights to all of us. Rights we mutually agree upon; generally for the greater good, with a Constitutional limit that protects the minority, however small or unpopular.

JEEBUS H. CHRISTMAS, is the ONLY Philosophy this guy has ever read is Rand?

His 'governing' sounds more like a snooty theocratic HOA captain than a farking leader of a Democratic Republic.
2012-08-29 11:05:33 PM
2 votes:
Paul Ryan is a cock. A limp, syphilis-infested cock.
2012-08-29 11:04:18 PM
2 votes:

StewPie: He is one horrible speaker.


It's been a while since the right wing had a decent orator.

i.imgur.com
2012-08-29 11:04:07 PM
2 votes:
Biden will absolutely annihilate this little sanctimonious twerp.
2012-08-29 11:03:15 PM
2 votes:

Parmenius: Ryan is much more polished, charismatic, telegenic.


No, no and oh hell no.
2012-08-29 11:03:07 PM
2 votes:
Every speech tonight has been like "actor playing a passionate speaker" and not "passionate speaker."
2012-08-29 11:02:22 PM
2 votes:
Lemmie tell you how much NATURE cares about your rights....

www.alaska-in-pictures.com
2012-08-29 11:01:29 PM
2 votes:
You folks watched that crap so I didn't have to.

I watched a rebroadcast of the Paralympics opening ceremonies for work. Stephen Hawking promoted science, reason, and rationality. Sir Ian McKellen performed Shakespeare.

You got a glibertarian promising to save Medicare by destroying it and, apparently, lying his face off.

Stephen Hawking > the entire RNC.
2012-08-29 10:56:30 PM
2 votes:
For any Wisconsin Farkers....Biden will be in Green Bay on Sunday. I am going and taking my son. I want to hear him curb stomp this assclown
2012-08-29 10:56:19 PM
2 votes:
I wouldn't buy a used car from this guy
2012-08-29 10:55:39 PM
2 votes:
I can't wait for the inevitable campaign ads Obama's going to get just out of Ryan's speech alone. The lies about welfare and Medicare should do nicely.

Romney's speech should be a doozy, provided we can stay awake during it.
2012-08-29 10:50:48 PM
2 votes:
Can't wait till Biden kicks his ass in the debates.
2012-08-29 10:48:33 PM
2 votes:
Only a city-slicker delusional asshole would wear a cowboy hat to a political convention.
2012-08-29 10:46:13 PM
2 votes:
I can't wait to find factcheck.org's assessment of this crap. Paul Ryan is exactly what is wrong with our country. EXACTLY. HE'S THE GUY WE SHOULD BE VOTING OUT.
2012-08-29 10:28:20 PM
2 votes:
This is going to be painful in a way altogether different from most of the previous speeches.
This is a man more evil than stupid.
2012-08-29 10:22:53 PM
2 votes:
I like how the right both insists that Americans are all conservative and that being a Republican is some act of defiance.
2012-08-29 10:20:15 PM
2 votes:

Spare Me: Sure as shiat, left wingers dissing Condileeza Rice, ex Secretary of State, an African American woman from Birmingham Alabama.

You turds are pathetically juvenile. Despicable. Go suck on your welfare check.


Oh shut the hell up.
2012-08-29 10:15:53 PM
2 votes:
Condi's speech was even more of a "vote for me in 2016" speech than Christie's was.
2012-08-29 10:14:13 PM
2 votes:

Spare Me: Sure as shiat, left wingers dissing Condileeza Rice, ex Secretary of State, an African American woman from Birmingham Alabama.


We are judging not by the color of her skin, we are judging by the content of her character.
2012-08-29 10:14:08 PM
2 votes:
"HURRAY! LET ME PRETEND TO BE PROUD OF A BLACK LADY BEING SECRETARY OF STATE NOW LET'S GET BACK TO ASKING THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT WHERE HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS!"
2012-08-29 10:08:43 PM
2 votes:

PanicMan: She's talking a lot but she doesn't really have a point. At least she hasn't blatantly outright lied.


Seriously, this is an incredibly unfocused speech.

bdub77: How Condi has any remaining political capital is beyond me.


She's a black woman in the GOP. She's always get put up front for that reason alone, despite it being wrong.
2012-08-29 09:49:40 PM
2 votes:

djkutch: Why do Republicans always need an enemy? It's either big government or brown people.


To divide and conquer.
2012-08-29 08:28:05 PM
2 votes:

Earguy: Tax Boy: oh god, PBS is covered in santorum right now

Forgot about PBS. More moderate and sane than the other networks?

As critical as MSNBC is being for the Republicans, and they going to be totally in the bag for the Dems?


Let's be fair, here, the MSNBC commentators have been very consistent in separating out personal critique from policy critique. Hell, Matthews said that he respected Santorum for speaking what he actually believes, even though Santorum's policies are anathema to any thinking person.

Maddow has said it several times, and she's very correct, in that there is *nothing* going on in Democratic politics that is as interesting or as potentially historical as what is going on in the Republican party right now. Sen McCain just gave a super-hawkish speech that endorsed foreign policy attitudes and actions that are *not* popular with the tea party *or* with mainstream GOP voters right now. How exactly and who exactly thought that was a good move for this convention?
2012-08-29 08:22:22 PM
2 votes:

Altitude5280: Maddow:"McCain never mentioned Osama Bin Laden. " /Can you just imagine the rhetoric if Osama was still alive?


The GOP downplay of OBL's death was pretty amazing.

GOP: Obama is one letter from Osama. He will be Osama's best friend and they will conspire together to destroy Americ-

Obama: Hey, guys. I sent some Nave SEALs into Pakistan and killed Bin Ladan.

GOP: OH MY GOD! NOBODY FARKING CARES! BIG DEAL!
2012-08-29 07:39:02 PM
2 votes:

Will-Mun: How many anecdotes does this man have?


For the Paulian sort of conservative, "anecdote" is the same as "hard facts" or "scientific data".

What's weird is this guy being so focused on immigrant stories while being a proponent of hard-nosed immigration policy.

It's also yet another speech that is focused on anything other than Mitt Romney.
2012-08-29 07:38:01 PM
2 votes:
It's kind of stunning how many eggs they're able to fit into the YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT basket.
2012-08-29 07:35:53 PM
2 votes:
I had my local Ron Paul supporter today argue with me that President Obama is far, far to the left of President Kennedy.

Some people just life in a permanent state of altered reality. What I can't figure out is why they'd want to do that? Conservatives are just so afraid of everything all the time these days. Seems like a horrible existence.
2012-08-29 07:32:34 PM
2 votes:
"You didn't build that."

Apparently, business success is how roads are paved.
2012-08-29 07:02:02 PM
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

/Well, this escalated quickly.
2012-08-29 06:55:29 PM
2 votes:
So. Much. Lying. Can't do it tonight.
2012-08-30 04:33:46 PM
1 votes:
Oh nevermind, I see your location as Baltimore, I don't waste my time with military industrial complex tools who are blinded by the paycheck they receive and the conservative brainwashing in boot camp. The end.
2012-08-30 08:31:08 AM
1 votes:

broktune: Libs, why the undying love for Obama? What has he done? No jobs, rising debt, crazy spending and he's been campaigning for the last two years instead of trying to fix it. Fark, if he wins again, will he STILL blame Bush after 8 years?


I'm not American, but I'll tell you one thing Obama hasn't done. He hasn't dragged America's allies into pointless wars in the Middle East. That's what made me angry watching the speeches at this convention, these vapid clueless GOP coonts claiming that America has lost face amongst its allies under Obama's leadership. That couldn't be farther from the truth.

If you think the warmongerers of the GOP are hated by US Democrats then you should get a load of how much America's allies hate the Republican party. US Democrats give you Republican assholes a pass because you're their fellow citizens. The rest of the Western world doesn't share that sympathy. We see the GOP for the hypocritical xenophobic jingoistic fundie assholes that they are.

Leaving aside the hundreds of thousands of deaths, Bush's pathetic little effort at addressing his daddy issues by attacking Iraq cost your country two trillion dollars. That's $6000 for every man, woman and child in America. And this same bunch of GOP cretins want to attack Iran and teach creationism in schools, all the while proclaiming that denying your fellow citizens healthcare is somehow a thing of virtue.

Goddamn right the Cheney Administration is still being blamed a decade on. How anyone with two or more functioning brain cells could even think of voting Republican is absolutely beyond me. The GOP is IMHO quite literally evil.
2012-08-30 06:34:46 AM
1 votes:
It's telling.. no one has demonstrated that they can support Romney without lying about everything they say.
2012-08-30 05:40:19 AM
1 votes:
I've found the recurrent theme of bashing teachers by the GOP speakers quite enlightening.

If there's a problem with the standards of teaching in the US it's not because of teacher's unions, you ignorant creationist farktards. It's because you Republican assholes continually cut funding for schools, and also because ever since Newt Gingrich put out his "Contract on America" you coonts have been trying to abolish the US Department of Education.
2012-08-30 05:37:29 AM
1 votes:

Spare Me: Sure as shiat, left wingers dissing Condileeza Rice, ex Secretary of State, an African American woman from Birmingham Alabama.

You turds are pathetically juvenile. Despicable. Go suck on your welfare check.



If it was a Democrat in office who did nothing to stop 9/11 despite multiple warnings, would you so blindly defend them?

*crickets*

/I love the welfare jab, everyone who hates this derp fest must be a welfare queen
//using the insult turd then calling everyone juvenile is not the best strategy
2012-08-30 01:58:09 AM
1 votes:

chiett: You guys cry much ?

Face it, Obama LIED. And you desperately want to believe him.

Sad, Sad little people.


I so can not wait for election night @ about 10:30 when they call this for Obama. The Freeptardish meltdown is going to be one of the best reality shows, ever.

For a change, the 'Mainstream MSM media' seems like they might actually be calling out the R's for what they're doing, and calling it lying - its glorious and its JUST getting started. I seriously don't think Rmoney can buy his way into office after this clusterfark of a convention performance, thus far. Just LISTEN to the tepid, at best, response of those people. 3/4 of Republicans didn't want this guy to be their nominee anyway.. just wait until the DNC and the debates, I doubt Obama polls anything less than 4-5 points ahead Nationally once the DNC occurs, and I bet he holds that trend through to election day. I so am looking forward to voting and to sitting down to a splendiferous night of conservative meltdown coverage.
2012-08-30 01:11:00 AM
1 votes:

chiett: 2000 plus comments, and most from sad little people desperate to prove that by voting for Obama they didn't vote for the wrong guy four years ago.
Sorry, but he did fool you.
Now fix it.

//we CAN change it !



LOL. Yeah, we'd be so much better with Caribou Barbie and Grandpa John at the wheel. And now we should "fix" things by electing a job exporter and tax dodger to fix our economy and tax problems. Farking retarded.

BTW, Obama's going to win again and everyone knows it.
2012-08-30 12:45:28 AM
1 votes:
The GOP's new revised version of history states quite categorically that NOTHING AT ALL HAPPENED BETWEEN 2001 AND 2009. Except for nine-eleven.
2012-08-30 12:16:18 AM
1 votes:

phunkey_monkey: Seems Oblama is loosing voters by the second.


why did they do another voter purge?
2012-08-30 12:05:04 AM
1 votes:
I've got to admit, the line about college kids sitting in their childhood bedrooms staring at fading posters was pretty good. I'm sure we'll be hearing it again. But Ryan is just such a clown. He could have supported Simpson-Bowles and he didn't. On that score, he's just as much of a failure as Obama. His Medicare voucher plan is not going to work and this is really not an improvement on Obama, who really hasn't the slightest idea what to do about Medicare.

I can only assume that Romney, by choosing Ryan, has decided he essentially wants to adopt the Ryan Plan. So I don't see how I can vote for him. That leaves me with Obama and there is really no reason to expect another four years of him will be anything other than pointless. Republicans with bad ideas. Democrats with no ideas. Great choice.
2012-08-30 12:01:22 AM
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: eagles95: Every person of voting age should watch Ezra Klein explain the medicare lie that Ryan says. He breaks it down to the point a 12 yr old could understand. Which means everyone in the south would still not be able to understand

gee I wonder have we ever had a great president from the south?


Clinton escaped to Georgetown and Oxford....he got some brain cells to regenerate.
2012-08-29 11:55:04 PM
1 votes:

KarmicDisaster: toejam: Obama and Biden are going to destroy these guys in the debates. It will be fun to watch.

You know, it's nice to think that, but there were people that thought that Palin won the VP debate last time, and she didn't even try to answer some of the questions. She just read something completely unrelated off an index card that had been written for her. There are a lot of dumb people, and they aren't going to change their minds just because someone is an idiot. They have to "GET" those mythical liberals that Rush keeps telling them about.


Palin was coached to remember index card answers because she realized that she was out of her league.

Romney and Ryan believe they are intelligent people. Neither is particularly charming or fast on their feet, and neither of them have anything resembling consistent policy decisions.

Obama is so charming that even people not on his side of the aisle find him personally compelling, and Biden is most similar to your older uncle who says what he thinks, even though no one else will, and people love him for it even as they roll their eyes.

Romney and Ryan have their jobs cut out for them.

/so long as liberals and sensible moderates actually make the effort to vote
2012-08-29 11:48:19 PM
1 votes:

toejam: Obama and Biden are going to destroy these guys in the debates. It will be fun to watch.


You know, it's nice to think that, but there were people that thought that Palin won the VP debate last time, and she didn't even try to answer some of the questions. She just read something completely unrelated off an index card that had been written for her. There are a lot of dumb people, and they aren't going to change their minds just because someone is an idiot. They have to "GET" those mythical liberals that Rush keeps telling them about.
2012-08-29 11:48:15 PM
1 votes:
It's crazy - Ryan's speech was just full of flat-out lies, from the GM plant lie to the Simpson-Bowles lie. They're just going to spend the rest of this campaign outright lying and ignoring anyone who calls them on it. Unbelievable.
2012-08-29 11:33:04 PM
1 votes:

Parmenius: King Something: toejam: Obama and Biden are going to destroy these guys in the debates. It will be fun to watch.

Obama/Biden campaign:
[www.garfield-et-cie-blog.com image 237x371]

Romney/Ryan campaign:
[www.kraftrecipes.com image 307x204]

I would really, really like to think so. But hubris undid us in 2010, and it will this time too unless we do our homework and treat them as the serious opponents they are. It may be difficult to believe that two people could run on a platform that, if left unsupervised, would collapse in a burst of Hawking radiation, but there are apparently enough people terrified of .. well, everything.. to make them viable. Hone your arguments, be willing to listen outside your comfort zone.


Which is exactly why I said earlier today (in this very thread, I think) that THINKING Obama will win is not enough; we need to go out and VOTE!

/of course, there's the pics from 4 years ago that had stuff like Obama = Shinkansen, Biden = Amtrak F40, McCain = derelict steam engine, and Palin = toy train running off the rails
//the reason those were made is the exact same reason they're gonna be made again this year
2012-08-29 11:29:33 PM
1 votes:

Parmenius: King Something: toejam: Obama and Biden are going to destroy these guys in the debates. It will be fun to watch.

Obama/Biden campaign:
[www.garfield-et-cie-blog.com image 237x371]

Romney/Ryan campaign:
[www.kraftrecipes.com image 307x204]

I would really, really like to think so. But hubris undid us in 2010, and it will this time too unless we do our homework and treat them as the serious opponents they are. It may be difficult to believe that two people could run on a platform that, if left unsupervised, would collapse in a burst of Hawking radiation, but there are apparently enough people terrified of .. well, everything.. to make them viable. Hone your arguments, be willing to listen outside your comfort zone.


Yes. You're right to show caution. I think O/B need to play their cards right but I think they are better orators. I think Ryan came across as a robot.
2012-08-29 11:29:20 PM
1 votes:
AND FARK YOU SCOTT WALKER
2012-08-29 11:27:54 PM
1 votes:

Graffito: Coco LaFemme: Graffito: There's no way that the democratic convention can top this one. This was one for history books. We can tell our grandchildren about it and they will have to believe us because there will be a video record.

o_O

Not sure if serious or if trolling......

I had a great deal of fun tonight reading the comments. I can't imagine the D convention providing this level of entertainment.


Well no, the DNC isn't going to have a parade of batshiat on stage.
2012-08-29 11:26:27 PM
1 votes:

DeltaPunch: Al Sharpton: "She talked about states' rights, well if states got to have their rights, Dr. Rice, you *still* wouldn't be able to get a hamburger at that diner."

ZING


Hahahaha!
2012-08-29 11:24:06 PM
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: Graffito: There's no way that the democratic convention can top this one. This was one for history books. We can tell our grandchildren about it and they will have to believe us because there will be a video record.

o_O

Not sure if serious or if trolling......


I think he means "historic" as in "historically retarded". I had to stop counting the number of lies coming out of Ryan's mouth.
2012-08-29 11:21:27 PM
1 votes:

Graffito: There's no way that the democratic convention can top this one. This was one for history books. We can tell our grandchildren about it and they will have to believe us because there will be a video record.


o_O

Not sure if serious or if trolling......
2012-08-29 11:19:30 PM
1 votes:

SweetBluebonnet: StewPie: Biden will absolutely annihilate this little sanctimonious twerp.

Biden could roll around on the floor in his own waste and Democrats would claim it as a victory.


Internet dentist-like typing detected.
2012-08-29 11:17:04 PM
1 votes:
Sam Bee is owning these rednecks. This looks like staged Jay Walking, but I don't think it is.
2012-08-29 11:12:59 PM
1 votes:
Al Sharpton: "She talked about states' rights, well if states got to have their rights, Dr. Rice, you *still* wouldn't be able to get a hamburger at that diner."

ZING
2012-08-29 11:12:29 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Al Sharpton, of all people, making the best points about Ryan's speech - "If you want great presentation of complete lies, then that was a great speech."


When Al Sharpton is allowed to style on you without sounding crazy, you've got nothing. His "State's Rights" points re: Rice's speech was also dead on.
2012-08-29 11:06:05 PM
1 votes:
Obama and Biden are going to destroy these guys in the debates. It will be fun to watch.
2012-08-29 11:05:52 PM
1 votes:
HEY SEATTLE FARKERS, "MARGE VS. THE MONORAIL" IS ON JOE TV!
2012-08-29 11:05:31 PM
1 votes:
Nice hat!
2012-08-29 11:04:50 PM
1 votes:
Stewart just called Reince Preibus a drunk clown.
2012-08-29 11:03:40 PM
1 votes:
Who does Paul Ryan's playlist only go from A to L?
2012-08-29 11:03:33 PM
1 votes:
Thank God. It's over.
2012-08-29 11:01:47 PM
1 votes:

eagles95: I love how they keep saying how Romney is a great family man and has an amazing marriage with amazing kids. What, does barack and michelle run a swingers club out of the white house?


Black families aren't as awesome and legitimate.

/that's only 10% a joke, no matter how unsaid this sentiment goes, it's farking real
2012-08-29 11:01:40 PM
1 votes:
Amazing marriage==Not gay
2012-08-29 11:00:54 PM
1 votes:
a1.phobos.apple.com
2012-08-29 10:58:14 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Ryan, if you say one thing now, you will have my vote.

'We will eliminate the TSA on Day 1.'


You won't hear that from either party because it's a good idea.
2012-08-29 10:57:54 PM
1 votes:
How many of you kids are in your parents' house?
2012-08-29 10:57:32 PM
1 votes:
Somehow I don't think AC/DC and Led Zeppelin would appreciate Ryan's "endorsement" of their music.
2012-08-29 10:57:29 PM
1 votes:
AC/DC and Led Zeppelin are not even American groups...

:-(
2012-08-29 10:57:09 PM
1 votes:
I can't keep, I'm out of here. Later
2012-08-29 10:56:54 PM
1 votes:

Altitude5280: Can't wait till Biden kicks his ass in the debates.


I'm afraid that's not going to happen. Ryan is much more polished, charismatic, telegenic. With the people who want to back him, and those who just don't care about intellectual honesty, that will be enough. It's much harder to debate using mere facts and truth if all you need is bullshiat.
2012-08-29 10:56:21 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, focus on the here and now, and forget how we got in this mess.
The Great Recession is on the Republican plate, and there is no way they can wiggle out of that.
And R/R just want to go back to the failed policies of the Bush years.

I think we're going to see some major red states turn blue this year. Boner can say buh-bye to the Speakership.
2012-08-29 10:56:18 PM
1 votes:
"Think for myself, decide for my self, find happiness for myself..."*

*Not valid for gays or women.
2012-08-29 10:55:55 PM
1 votes:
Considering we have the fewest class changes ever, yeah, I would say most people are stuck in their station in life.

Not everyone can have their parents loan them millions of dollars to support their businesses.
2012-08-29 10:55:43 PM
1 votes:
"You know, when I was in that barbershop quartet in Skokie, Illinois..."
2012-08-29 10:54:43 PM
1 votes:
Guess why young people don't have jobs, asshole. Hint: it's not Obama.
2012-08-29 10:54:42 PM
1 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Heh, Ryan couldn't even say "the Bush administration". Just "the years before that". What a smarmy ass.


The last 30 years according to Republicans:

1980: REAGAN!

1988: H.W.!

1992: BOOO CLINTON!

2000: Something something grumble grumble

2008: BOOO OBAMA!
2012-08-29 10:54:27 PM
1 votes:
I just donated another 25 bucks to Obama's campaign.
2012-08-29 10:52:30 PM
1 votes:
All this mushmouth slobbering about small business. These people don't give a millishiat about small business. Not until that business gets big enough to start whining about having to pay health benefits. That's when the worked-their-fingers-to-the-bone rhetoric comes out. Till then, fark small business, they're useful idiots to get the votes to do stuff to back big business.
2012-08-29 10:52:28 PM
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: Welp, that does it. Thanks to Ryan, Obama's getting some of my hard-earned money tonight. Thanks, Paul!


^^THIS
2012-08-29 10:52:04 PM
1 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: "We don't have that much time"

I've been noticing more and more of this quasi-millennial thought processes from the Bagger crowd. When questioned about what happens after (insert whatever year here, usually 2016) it's never quite consistent. My local Paulian says that the "islamic states" (whatever they are) will sneak Sharia law into our society and our debt will allow that to happen.

But yeah. Some very "fall of rome" thinking going on.


GOP Trying To Keep Elderly Voting Base Alive Until November
2012-08-29 10:51:54 PM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2012-08-29 10:48:51 PM
1 votes:
Welp, that does it. Thanks to Ryan, Obama's getting some of my hard-earned money tonight. Thanks, Paul!
2012-08-29 10:48:44 PM
1 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2012-08-29 10:47:31 PM
1 votes:
The more I listen to Republicans the more I'm convinced that membership in the GOP is a symptom of a deep and malignant mental illness.
2012-08-29 10:47:10 PM
1 votes:
This is the most divisive speech ever er I mean leadership.
2012-08-29 10:46:43 PM
1 votes:
Condi Rice in 2016?

No, you know what, the only half-respectable person that high in the Bush Administration was Colin Powell, and even HE really, REALLY f*cked things up.
2012-08-29 10:45:22 PM
1 votes:
i487.photobucket.com
2012-08-29 10:45:14 PM
1 votes:
Holy fark this guy is a whiny little prick.
2012-08-29 10:44:39 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: Another lie: credit downgrading was Obama's fault.

Jesus Christ, you are a piece of dogsh*t, Ryan.


I'm tellin' ya - I have a GED in psychology - the guy's a sociopath.
2012-08-29 10:42:49 PM
1 votes:
Another lie: credit downgrading was Obama's fault.

Jesus Christ, you are a piece of dogsh*t, Ryan.
2012-08-29 10:42:37 PM
1 votes:

mark625: Obamacare is a threat to Medicare? What is this guy smoking? It must be much stronger than crack.


Says the guy who is the greatest threat to medicare.
2012-08-29 10:42:17 PM
1 votes:
Bond rating downgrades...

Yeah... I think that was because of the Republican House...
2012-08-29 10:41:59 PM
1 votes:
This guy is an empty suit!
2012-08-29 10:41:57 PM
1 votes:
HOLD THE PHONE.

Paul Ryan wants to attack Obama for his "assault" on Medicare (making it essentially more widely available...)

the program he wanted to eliminate and turn into vouchers.

Is anyone buying this farkery?
2012-08-29 10:41:35 PM
1 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2012-08-29 10:41:09 PM
1 votes:
The "greatest threat" to America is a universal health care plan modeled after your running mate's policy? Ugh.

This is just nauseating.
2012-08-29 10:39:17 PM
1 votes:
Lying is like breathing to these people. Unbelievable.
2012-08-29 10:38:07 PM
1 votes:
Oh, the money for Solyndra was borrowed, spent and wasted???

Hey Republicans: THE MONEY FOR IRAQ WAS BORROWED, SPENT AND AMERICAN LIVES WERE WASTED!
2012-08-29 10:37:53 PM
1 votes:
How horrible, we finally spent some of the credit on us instead of rebuilding rogue nations we destroyed.
2012-08-29 10:37:47 PM
1 votes:
farking wisco accent. half north, half nothing. strange syllabic timing. smells like cabbage.
2012-08-29 10:35:58 PM
1 votes:

GOP=LIES
2012-08-29 10:34:06 PM
1 votes:
That plant closed before Obama got his farking PJ's unpacked, ass.
2012-08-29 10:31:56 PM
1 votes:
'i would like to think' could have nailed that line. instead he kept talking.
2012-08-29 10:28:59 PM
1 votes:
Ryan is an excellent speaker, have to give him that.
2012-08-29 10:28:49 PM
1 votes:
I've never noticed how far back in the throat Ryan speaks. It's like he's really fighting against his accent.
2012-08-29 10:28:06 PM
1 votes:
Am I crazy or does Paul Ryan sound like Rob Schneider?
2012-08-29 10:27:47 PM
1 votes:
Hey the main event! Bet you ten to one everything he says has been said by someone else tonight.
2012-08-29 10:27:20 PM
1 votes:
The oil has hit the anus.
2012-08-29 10:24:29 PM
1 votes:
"No budget in 3 years."

yeah, guess who has to approve the budget before Obama can sign it.

"$5T deficit"

And how much of those $5 trillion is from Bush's wars and Bush's tax cuts?
2012-08-29 10:23:55 PM
1 votes:
How many times have they said $5 trillion in debt tonight? Politifact should also have a counter as to how many times a lie is said.
2012-08-29 10:20:19 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Is Martinez one of those "white Hispanics"?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 615x345]


Pet peeve. Not calling you out specifically, but Hispanic is NOT a race. You can be Black, Asian, White, or whatever and be Hispanic. I'm Hispanic. And White.

Anyhoo... Susana Martinez is an idiot. Especially since she is one of those people who suddenly goes crazy and pronounces her last name with rolled Rs and nonsense.
2012-08-29 10:19:09 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Has anyone else noticed how EVERY speaker at this convention apparently lived in poverty and brought themselves to this place by hard work and effort? Remarkable how this party has evidently no leaders who were born into any money at all.


Please oh please let Romneybot kernel panic tomorrow and try to pitch "I was the son of a poor coal miner who had to live off beans and bugs" just to go along with the theme of the week.
2012-08-29 10:19:02 PM
1 votes:

God-is-a-Taco: The first hispanic governor of the US!


uhh.. Bill Richardson?
2012-08-29 10:18:21 PM
1 votes:
All her talk about compassionate America and how we progressed so much is such utter bullshiat when we still allow discrimination against gays and don't provide even basic health care for a huge number of American's.
2012-08-29 10:17:24 PM
1 votes:
Has anyone else noticed how EVERY speaker at this convention apparently lived in poverty and brought themselves to this place by hard work and effort? Remarkable how this party has evidently no leaders who were born into any money at all.
2012-08-29 10:16:25 PM
1 votes:

Hobodeluxe: Romney /Ryan is Bush/Cheney II
They'll finish the job this time.
Destroying America is what Mittens wants
Then they can treat us all like Chinese slave labor.


Time to give up the bong old man. It making you fearful and paranoid.
2012-08-29 10:15:59 PM
1 votes:
The first hispanic governor of the US!
You know, this really is the party for racial and sexual minorities!
2012-08-29 10:15:48 PM
1 votes:
Thanks, Condi. You just reminded us all how f*cking evil you and Bush and Cheney were.
2012-08-29 10:14:09 PM
1 votes:
reminded us it was on her watch we 9/11 occurred

then reminded us it was her administration that didn't have enough information afterwards to calm this country into believing we were safe.
2012-08-29 10:13:17 PM
1 votes:
Yes Condi, you're awesome. Congrats on being a key member of the worst Presidency in a hundred years.
2012-08-29 10:12:23 PM
1 votes:

PanicMan: Okay, good on you for mentioning the crisis in education.... so what are the Republicans going to do about it?


Cut the funds for education of course.
2012-08-29 10:12:22 PM
1 votes:
This is a philosophical policy speech. Such a change from Huckabee's specific attacks.
2012-08-29 10:11:19 PM
1 votes:
Few things piss me off more than people who ignore the fact that gay people can't marry in every state in our nation and call ANYTHING ELSE the "civil rights struggle of our day."
2012-08-29 10:07:25 PM
1 votes:

Altitude5280: JUST WHAT IS THAT IN HER POCKET?[img.photobucket.com image 640x524]


A mulligan ball.
2012-08-29 10:07:13 PM
1 votes:
"long and hard, up and down"

Oh Condi!
2012-08-29 10:06:34 PM
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: Earguy: I'm really kind of surprised Condi Rice is speaking. I got the feeling that like Colin Powell, she wasn't really interested in the political side of all this.

She's a policy wonk. If she shills for Romney, she gets a chance for a cabinet post, and a chance to get back into the thick of things.



She said today that she would not accept a Romney cabinet post. Another reason to think that she's considering a run.
2012-08-29 10:03:35 PM
1 votes:
Get em Condi.
2012-08-29 09:59:25 PM
1 votes:
Matt Yglesias @mattyglesias
Here you are thinking the Obama jobs record is pretty bad, then along comes Rice to remind you of the Bush foreign policy.
2012-08-29 09:56:21 PM
1 votes:
Condi just makes me feel sad.
2012-08-29 09:54:40 PM
1 votes:
Rachel Maddow pointing out - how the hell does Huckabee know the numbers of Romney's charity? Share the info, Huck!
2012-08-29 09:54:18 PM
1 votes:

PanicMan: He doesn't care where Mitt Romney goes to church? Would he say the same thing about an athiest?


Doesn't care WHICH church he goes to... As long as he goes to a church.... That's not Muslim.
2012-08-29 09:51:19 PM
1 votes:
There's something sad about a young Republican. Especially in this day and age.
2012-08-29 09:50:39 PM
1 votes:
How does Huckabee know what percentage of his income Romney gave? Did he see his tax returns?
2012-08-29 09:50:02 PM
1 votes:
So this is the "hey evangelicals- I give the ok to vote for this Mormon dude" speech.
2012-08-29 09:48:59 PM
1 votes:
Huckabee.

Just.

Said.

Obama.

Is.

An.

Evangelical.
2012-08-29 09:48:56 PM
1 votes:
I like when the camera pans over the crowd. They look so bored.
2012-08-29 09:46:50 PM
1 votes:
Huck's making T-Paw look like a great orator...
And i never thought I'd be writing that...
2012-08-29 09:46:25 PM
1 votes:

Aigoo: Indubitably: Will-Mun: 6 Trillion dollars in just one term, wow, that is a lot...


....Hey how much did Bush end up spending? Oh... Oh we don't talk about that here? Sorry.

Bush spent ass-loads more than that on wars and bailouts and smoochy contracts for MIC, but whatevs, right?

We remember barely twenty-four hours anymore, no?

*sigh*

Meh.

I say love some...

Um, actually, that's incorrect. Obama's added only 5 trillion to the debt in 3.5 years. Bush added 5 trillion total in two terms, or 8 years.

/not a fan of Obama, not Bush's biggest fan, either
//not voting for Obama or Romney, I just like actual correct numbers that can be verified by hundreds of different sources


www.washingtonpost.com
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/adding-to-the-deficit- b ush-vs-obama/2012/01/31/gIQAQ0kFgQ_graphic.html

www.cbpp.org
http://www.cbpp.org/research/index.cfm?fa=topic&id=121
2012-08-29 09:46:10 PM
1 votes:
Unimpeded rights for we the people? What about for the gays, Huck?
2012-08-29 09:45:59 PM
1 votes:

The Great EZE: I want to see all these motherfarkers embarrassed in November.

Every. Last. One.


So say we all.
2012-08-29 09:44:53 PM
1 votes:

Graffito: Didn't he retire to Paraguay? That's one of his body doubles living at that ranch.


Parador actually. He got hired to play a tin-pot dictator who died suddenly.
2012-08-29 09:44:31 PM
1 votes:
I want to see all these motherfarkers embarrassed in November.

Every. Last. One.
2012-08-29 09:43:32 PM
1 votes:
.. yes, he turned around the Olympics.. WITH MASSIVE GOV'T ASSISTANCE!
2012-08-29 09:43:12 PM
1 votes:

GodsTumor: Huck is up .
Drink every time he says God


Jesus are you trying to KILL people?!
2012-08-29 09:39:26 PM
1 votes:
Yes, get the government off our backs. Let's start by letting women making choices about their bodies without intrusive governmental interference.
2012-08-29 09:39:05 PM
1 votes:
I like the way Pawlenty pauses for applause that isn't there.
2012-08-29 09:35:08 PM
1 votes:
Not only is Pawlenty whiter and more boring than Romney, he's a bigger chode than him too.

*cue TMYK graphic*
2012-08-29 09:34:59 PM
1 votes:
If the Obama wants to win, he could just make sure every American sees this speech.
2012-08-29 09:32:09 PM
1 votes:
Thank you all for watching this so I don't have to.
2012-08-29 09:30:49 PM
1 votes:

King Something: More country music


images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Ooh yeah yeah yeah, 9-11
I said 9-11
9-11
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9-11
2012-08-29 09:30:20 PM
1 votes:
Ever notice they keep showing stuff that was built by government. Military, wheat subsidies, roads etc. all under the guise of the Jerb creators built it.
2012-08-29 09:17:29 PM
1 votes:
We're unable to strip mine the land for money. We are at a competitive disadvantage. Remove those oppressive regulations and let the jobs flow! (With no safety regulations, so we'll kill a bunch of workers. Less health care costs. Bonus!)
2012-08-29 09:17:05 PM
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: Imperialism: Congrats Republicans. Thanks to this convention, I have made a political contribution for the first time in my life.

Spend it wisely, Barack.

I remember in 2008, hundreds of Farkers (including myself) donated to Obama's campaign just based on Guiliani's speech alone.


I just donated to Obama (again) and even picked up a t shirt.
2012-08-29 09:17:02 PM
1 votes:
what the hell ? ... are all the sideline reporters minority broads with ridiculously thick accents?
2012-08-29 09:16:31 PM
1 votes:
Man, Jan Brewer sure is an awful little goblin person, isn't she.
2012-08-29 09:14:18 PM
1 votes:

m3000: Watching this speech, I can see why Romney didn't pick him for VP


I maintain that Romney picked Ryan because he recognized a fellow sociopath.
2012-08-29 09:05:09 PM
1 votes:

God-is-a-Taco: Obama never worked in business? That bastard.
He really does hate success


It's amazing how the Repubs are trying to make being a CEO as somehow equivalent to running a nation. Hey wasn't their last guy the head of a couple businesses than he ran into the farking ground?
2012-08-29 09:05:08 PM
1 votes:

Imperialism: Congrats Republicans. Thanks to this convention, I have made a political contribution for the first time in my life.

Spend it wisely, Barack.


I remember in 2008, hundreds of Farkers (including myself) donated to Obama's campaign just based on Guiliani's speech alone.
2012-08-29 09:04:18 PM
1 votes:
Democrats FDR and Truman won a World War in 4 years, and two bipartisan administrations can't get us out of the middle east wars. Work on your references, dude.
2012-08-29 09:02:39 PM
1 votes:

King Something: Music's finished, now back to old white men reading off of a teleprompter.


Given that the music was basically the equivalent of that, not much has changed.
2012-08-29 09:01:48 PM
1 votes:
"Mitt made money the old fashioned way - by closing factories and shipping jobs to China"
2012-08-29 09:00:36 PM
1 votes:

Earguy: Hitchhikes with dog: "...third generation..."

Ahh, a bootstrappy, built it himself sort of guy.

Yeah, talk to my friend who lost a 3rd-generation business during the Bush administration, and is now $1M in debt, and trying to sell real estate to feed his family and bring it back.

Personally, my business crashed right before the last election, and I'm almost paid off the $100k in debt I racked up hoping to make a go of it.


I'm with you, brother. My shingle has been flying for two and a half years now. I don't credit the government for the good months, nor do I blame it for the bad ones.

/I hope you make a go of it again. But regardless, be proud of the attempt.
2012-08-29 08:59:45 PM
1 votes:
OK, GE Smith and the band...just a paid gig, or believers? Because if they're believers, ask them about whether pot and coke possession should be felonies.
2012-08-29 08:57:29 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Palin was a horrible mistake and the McCain campaign lost control of her. Watch the HBO movie Game Change if you get the chance.


Game Change *almost* makes Sarah Palin into a sympathetic figure.

*Almost*
2012-08-29 08:50:36 PM
1 votes:

Altitude5280: Eliabeth Warren on MSNBC. What a breath of fresh air.


Came to say this. I love how she talks and actually gives concrete examples of her points instead of just sound bites.
2012-08-29 08:50:25 PM
1 votes:
You can't get a loan because you are fat and ugly
2012-08-29 08:50:04 PM
1 votes:
I love Elizabeth Warren. I think I'm gonna donate some cash to her campaign.
2012-08-29 08:48:17 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: clevershark: I liked McCain back when I could believe that he had principles. His White House run cured me of that opinion.

McCain ran the classiest campaign that I ever remember. He even went out of his way to defend Obama when some of the loonys were getting really nasty.


While his vice presidential pick was accusing Obama of palling around with terrorists.
2012-08-29 08:47:15 PM
1 votes:
AMERICA NEEDS CANADA TO SELL OIL TO CHINA

STUPID OBAMA
2012-08-29 08:46:03 PM
1 votes:

clevershark: I liked McCain back when I could believe that he had principles. His White House run cured me of that opinion.


he had a chance to be vice president with Kerry -- THAT would have been heroic.

Instead he looks like an aging rocker trying to chew the head off of one more bat to get that one last curtain call.
2012-08-29 08:45:57 PM
1 votes:
Eliabeth Warren on MSNBC. What a breath of fresh air.
2012-08-29 08:35:18 PM
1 votes:
I'm just waiting for the GOP signs that say "WE DESERVE A FULL PRESIDENT - NOT THREE-FIFTHS OF ONE"
2012-08-29 08:33:08 PM
1 votes:

karmaceutical: I heard some snippets of Rand Paul on NPR today, what a pompous jackass. Is this what you conservative types consider admirable?


It's a stupid person's idea of what a smart person sounds like.
2012-08-29 08:31:49 PM
1 votes:
Ok... The GOP is against the govt forcing you to get health insurance but are cool with the govt forcing women to carry children to term no matter what.

Got it.
2012-08-29 08:31:44 PM
1 votes:

Zeno-25: Where's Palin and Bush?


You'll never see either of them speaking at the RNC ever again.
2012-08-29 08:25:07 PM
1 votes:
I really like Ed Schultz. He's kind of a big mouth sort of in the style of Limbaugh except he's rarely wrong about stuff.
2012-08-29 08:20:16 PM
1 votes:

Earguy: OK, Chris Matthews is being a little over the top.


No he's not. We will have the same neocon foriegn policy idiots under Romney that we had under Bush. We will invade either Iran,Syria or both.
2012-08-29 08:15:34 PM
1 votes:
oi50.tinypic.com
2012-08-29 08:13:51 PM
1 votes:
"America must be on the right side of history"

says the guy from the party that wants to outlaw gays, make women have rape babies, and deny healthcare to our own citizens.
2012-08-29 08:13:04 PM
1 votes:

The Great EZE: Jesus Christ, John, you sure love war for being a former POW.

I don't recall him being that much of a hawk in 2008.

/Yes, I remember the song.


I sincerely mean this; you'd think a man that physically and mentally scarred by war would not advocate sending more of our young people off to die in the Middle East. You'd really think so. That part of McCain's belief system makes me physically ill.
2012-08-29 08:13:03 PM
1 votes:

The Great EZE: Jesus Christ, John, you sure love war for being a former POW.

I don't recall him being that much of a hawk in 2008.

/Yes, I remember the song.


I'm convinced that the John McCain of 2000 was abducted and replaced by neo-con aliens. It's the only explanation.
2012-08-29 08:08:52 PM
1 votes:
John McCain, your daughter is very farkable.
2012-08-29 08:08:43 PM
1 votes:
I guess John McCain doesn't think defense spending is bloated either.
2012-08-29 08:08:01 PM
1 votes:
More: Interesting, John McCain, Condoleezza Rice, RNC, Tim Pawlenty, Republican, Pawlenty Speaking, human beings, Minnesota Governor
2012-08-29 08:07:26 PM
1 votes:
John McCain is an embarrassment to the Senate.
2012-08-29 07:56:48 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Will-Mun: Lost our faith in faith itself?


What the fark am I listening to!?

You're blessed to be able to listen to this faithful song.


I am?

Get it off...GET IT OFF!
2012-08-29 07:56:26 PM
1 votes:
Rand's entire speech is predicated on a lie of what Obama said.

Not unlike the famous Joe the Plumber gambit about how a tax for people making over $250K a year was keeping a fake plumber from following his dream of running a plumbing business making $250K a year like that was the only thing holding him back.
2012-08-29 07:50:12 PM
1 votes:
Just got home. Getting ready to watch. A Bush 41, 43 film?! Is this the beginning of the whitewash of Junior's legacy?
2012-08-29 07:49:42 PM
1 votes:
I keep forgetting do the Republicans think G. W. was a good or bad president?

I think the rule is they can say he was great until someone else brings up what he actually did then your not allowed to discuss him.
2012-08-29 07:48:26 PM
1 votes:

Mmmrky: What would a Romney presidency actually be like? Serious question. He hasn't outlined anything specific he would do other than repeal Obamacare on day one...and since the president doesn't have that power...

What would he actually do? Pass whatever the republicans can get through the Senate?


It's an interesting question, as when he was gov of Massachusetts, he was politically to the left of Barack Obama. He's repositioned himself to the Right, but he seems to be driven by opinion polls, so he'd be likely to go with whatever the majority of people want.
2012-08-29 07:47:37 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Really? Romney is better than your own dad, RAND? Do you really think that?


The whole GOP seems to have daddy issues.
2012-08-29 07:45:36 PM
1 votes:
If they already did build that, why does the economy still suck?
2012-08-29 07:40:56 PM
1 votes:
Since they're sticking with the "we built that" theme, I'll repost this, and do with it what you may.

Let's go to the transcript. Here's what the president said on July 13:

"Look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."



Here's the excerpt from Romney's speech:

"Tonight we cheer the Olympians, who only yesterday were children themselves," Romney said. "As we watch them over the next 16 days, we affirm that our aspirations, and those of our children and grandchildren, can become reality. We salute you Olympians - both because you dreamed and because you paid the price to make your dreams real. You guys pushed yourself, drove yourself, sacrificed, trained and competed time and again at winning and losing."

"You Olympians, however, know you didn't get here solely on your own power," said Romney, who on Friday will attend the Opening Ceremonies of this year's Summer Olympics. "For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them. We've already cheered the Olympians, let's also cheer the parents, coaches, and communities. All right! [pumps fist]."
2012-08-29 07:34:39 PM
1 votes:

Will-Mun: I think if James Madison was here today he would be less concerned about Healthcare and more interested in "HOLY fark! What is this magic screen that has captured my image?!"


I think if James Madison were there, he'd biatch-slap every last participant, until his pimp hand wore out.
2012-08-29 07:31:55 PM
1 votes:

King Something: 15 minutes of "Obama sucks," but no mention of GOP efforts to hamstring the recovery. I'm sure the omission was completely accidental.


That's really all they've got this year. Here they have a national audience and instead of telling us what they plan to do to make things better, all they've got are mindless platitudes and "let's blame Obama."
2012-08-29 07:29:46 PM
1 votes:
Woo HOO! I am farking AMPED! Prepare to feel the wrath of this fully operational political machine (and Oh yeah, we built it) libs! we are bringing the heat tonight, including

Tim Pawlenty


zzzzzzzzzzzzz..... 

*snort*

zzzzzzzzzzzzz.....
2012-08-29 07:29:27 PM
1 votes:

noblewolf: Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.

Other than the abortion issue, how are they waging a war on women? Are they removing the right to vote? Are they loosing jobs if the Republicans win? Exactly what are they going to loose?

I'm interested in your facts on the issue.

/I'm being serious. How are women going to suffer.


Birth control access, healthcare access in general, vaginal probes, removal of the Violence Against Women Act, removal of Equal Pay laws, making it legal for US contractors overseas to literally rape their female employees, removal of title 9, removal of any sort of financial assistance for single mothers, making it legal to rape a women if she gets pregnant, making it illegal of private insurance to cover rape abortions or birth control, removal of funding for rape survivor counseling, jailing of any women who miscarries and can't prove it was natural, making it legal for a hospital to give an abortion to woman who will die without it even if the fetus is dead, legalizing rape since it's a gift from God, forced vaginal probing of women against their will, banning of pre-natal care, declaring single mothers as child abusers legally, allow anyone at your company access to a woman's medical records so they can tell if she's a slut or not, making it harder to leave an abusive marriage, removing woman's suffrage, and that's just off the top of my head over the last year.
2012-08-29 07:26:49 PM
1 votes:
Is this the night when they announce their bold, innovative new ideas like cutting taxes for the rich, cutting social programs, and spending more on the military?
2012-08-29 07:24:15 PM
1 votes:

quizzical: Pochas: nIn Arizona, republicans have created what I call a Schrodinger's womb. In Arizona a woman is now legally pregnant two weeks before conception. But she isn't actually pregnant. But legally she is. So she both is and is not pregnant until she has sex, then the wavefunction collapses.

I'm not defending Arizona's law which limits abortion after 18 weeks, but I do need to point out that the method Arizona used to calculate weeks of pregnancy is the commonly accepted medical practice. Doctors count forward from date of the woman's last period because she was, at that time, definitively NOT pregnant. There's plenty in the bill to be upset about, but not the part that uses actual medical science.


Being pregnant before sperm enters your body is not medical science roflol kthxbye.
2012-08-29 07:23:48 PM
1 votes:
15 minutes of "Obama sucks," but no mention of GOP efforts to hamstring the recovery. I'm sure the omission was completely accidental.

And now, country music by some guy with a mullet while the Mystify screensaver plays on the TitanTron.
2012-08-29 07:23:31 PM
1 votes:

Pochas: AverageAmericanGuy: Pochas: AverageAmericanGuy: Pochas: One of the "We Built It" or whatever it was small business owners got over 800k in guaranteed government loans and collaborated with 2 government agencies to improve their products.

Discuss the hypocrisy/derp.

Sorry, that's some grade-A herp, Pochas. You might want to try not playing the gotcha game.

you = wrong

Herp is herp

I win I have evidence to back my statement up, you don't you lose, I win.

Next, please


You are arguing with a guy who claims HIV doesn't cause AIDS.
(as in This thread http://www.fark.com/comments/7294793/Scientists-propose-using-AIDS-vir us-to-fight-cancer-Still-no-cure-for-AIDS )

So you are kind of wasting your time.
2012-08-29 07:22:26 PM
1 votes:

Fritriac: sprawl15: See, the difference between Americans and Europeans is that Europeans suck.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x271]


Link
2012-08-29 07:21:46 PM
1 votes:

noblewolf: Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.

Other than the abortion issue, how are they waging a war on women? Are they removing the right to vote? Are they loosing jobs if the Republicans win? Exactly what are they going to loose?

I'm interested in your facts on the issue.

/I'm being serious. How are women going to suffer.


First, I believe it was Republicans that passed a law in a state that said before a women could get a parasite removed from her body, she had to have a "transvaginal" ultrasound, which, if you have seen what is used to do that, is on par with forcibly raping a woman. Second, Republicans have a history of believing that women who use birth control are "sluts and prostitutes". And before you tell me "That was just some sensationalist radio host" keep in mind that he received a LOT of support from Republicans after he said that. Third, and finally, for now, there are republicans that believe that there is such a thing as "forcible rape" (as if rape is the kind of thing that should be broken down between forcible and non-forcible). That is basically the tip of the iceberg as to why Republicans are waging a war on women...
2012-08-29 07:19:34 PM
1 votes:
If you're missing Srah Pal, please just dismiss yourself from politics. Thank you.
2012-08-29 07:18:53 PM
1 votes:
Is it me or is this crowd very luke warm?
2012-08-29 07:17:47 PM
1 votes:

SharkInfested: Yeah, no. Barely stopped myself from doing unspeakable things to the television last night. It won't survive Day 2 of Derpapalooza 2012.

/fighting masochistic urge to watch
//help me..


i151.photobucket.com
2012-08-29 07:17:46 PM
1 votes:

Skarekrough: I could stomach last night with some good humor. You Farkers got me through it.

Tonight....I just can't do it. I just can't sit through so much BS for so long.

It's Bourbon and the second season of "The Young Ones" for me.


i must now fave you. YO, FTW!!!
2012-08-29 07:15:21 PM
1 votes:

bsharitt: I can't wait to hear the GOP's bold plan to restore America!


Tiny American flags for some, abortions for no one.

And Romney's position? twirling, always twirling.
2012-08-29 07:11:45 PM
1 votes:
Oh, that's "Heavy hitters"

/first read it as "Heavy Hitlers"
//hehe, why not...
2012-08-29 07:11:14 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Pochas: AverageAmericanGuy: Pochas: One of the "We Built It" or whatever it was small business owners got over 800k in guaranteed government loans and collaborated with 2 government agencies to improve their products.

Discuss the hypocrisy/derp.

Sorry, that's some grade-A herp, Pochas. You might want to try not playing the gotcha game.

you = wrong

Herp is herp


I win I have evidence to back my statement up, you don't you lose, I win.

Next, please
2012-08-29 07:11:06 PM
1 votes:
I heard some snippets of Rand Paul on NPR today, what a pompous jackass. Is this what you conservative types consider admirable?
2012-08-29 07:09:00 PM
1 votes:
Why would anyone watch that crap. Watching people lie their asses off doesn't seem like good entertainment.
2012-08-29 07:05:31 PM
1 votes:
I could stomach last night with some good humor. You Farkers got me through it.

Tonight....I just can't do it. I just can't sit through so much BS for so long.

It's Bourbon and the second season of "The Young Ones" for me.
2012-08-29 07:03:02 PM
1 votes:
One of the "We Built It" or whatever it was small business owners got over 800k in guaranteed government loans and collaborated with 2 government agencies to improve their products.

Discuss the hypocrisy/derp.
2012-08-29 07:00:17 PM
1 votes:

Frank and Beans: Republicans are waging a War on Women.


Republican women are all Stockholm'd up
2012-08-29 06:59:39 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-08-29 06:56:46 PM
1 votes:
Will they feed Condi like an animal?
2012-08-29 06:55:25 PM
1 votes:
Republicans are waging a War on Women.
2012-08-29 06:52:53 PM
1 votes:
Will we be open-minded tonight?

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