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(Huffington Post)   Michael Moore: "I think people should start to practice the words 'President Romney.'   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 269
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2012-08-31 04:02:21 PM  
fark, now I'm forced to agree with something that socialist bastard said...

Romney is going to win, and not just because he's outraising Obama and has more cash on hand. He's going to win because Obama's whole strategy was based around making voters afraid of Romney. All this summer I've heard about how robotic Romney is, how he can't dare talk about Bain, how he's so out-of-touch, all the usual left-wing Obama Approved® talking points.

Mitt Romney said "fark it" to all of them. He didn't appear wooden last night. He didn't walk away from Bain. He showed a hell of a lot more life in him than I've ever seen from the guy. If that Mitt Romney shows up in the debates, it might not be that close.

And here's the thing: poll after poll shows that Obama is stuck right around 47% of the vote. I don't expect he'll get less than that-this won't be a blowout like 1980 or 1984. But the thing is that Obama rarely polls above that level. All Romney needs to do in a race this tight is pull a majority of the remaning undecided voters.

And if you're not in Obama's camp already, I don't think you're going to be be pursuaded after four years of constant speeches and fawning media attention. The people on the fence are not people likely to vote for the President, they're people who will either vote for Romney or stay home in November. And then it just comes out to base turnout, and that benefits the GOP. Obama is not going to get the same turnout he got in 2008, and the composition of the electorate is not going to look like 2008. What we're going to see is an electorate much more like 2010 or 2004 then 2008. And that's not good news for Obama.

Watching the polls, Obama's only up .5% in the RCP average. Labor Day will mess with polling, so I don't expect to see a huge shift in momentum. But if after the DNC the race is still tied, I expect Romney will win.

Watch the swing state polls too - those start reverting to the national mean about this time. Now Romney can start spending his campaign war chest in earnest.

All Romney has to do is cut that bio video from last night into a series of ads and run them in the swing states. Obama's scaremongering doesn't play well, and if the DNC plays out like I think it will, it's possible Obama's numbers might actually go down.

I've predicted that we would start to see the race shifting after the conventions - so far, that's looking like the way it will play out.

Oh wait, this is Fark, we're all supposed to believe that Dear Leader will win 72 states and at least 158% of the vote...
 
2012-08-31 04:03:00 PM  
As long as Romney wins thanks to the grotesque influx of PAC money from the ultra-rich and shady corporations and not because most people want him to be president, I can learn to live with it, Michael.
 
2012-08-31 04:03:51 PM  
"I think people should start to practice the words 'President Romney.'

Okay, let's give it a try:
President Etch-a-Sketch
Hmmm,,,nope
President Vulture Capitalist
Damn, not even close
President Right Wing Reactionary
Oh now COME ON!
President Off-Shoring

Dang! This is harder than I thought!
 
2012-08-31 04:05:22 PM  

Rich Cream: He's just firing up the base.


The only thing that fat pig fires up these days is a grill large enough to cook 3 sides of beef and a ham. All for one meal.
 
2012-08-31 04:05:30 PM  
He still alive? I heard he chocked on a ham sandwich and no one could get their arms around him to dislodge it.
 
2012-08-31 04:06:40 PM  

tricycleracer: Can we all agree as a nation that Michael Moore is a waste of space?


He's the hero America deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll attack him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Left Knight.
 
2012-08-31 04:07:03 PM  

tinyarena: "I think people should start to practice the words 'President Romney.'

Okay, let's give it a try:
President Etch-a-Sketch
Hmmm,,,nope
President Vulture Capitalist
Damn, not even close
President Right Wing Reactionary
Oh now COME ON!
President Off-Shoring

Dang! This is harder than I thought!


President Mo Money
 
2012-08-31 04:07:40 PM  
Forgot a letter..

President Mormoney
 
2012-08-31 04:10:20 PM  

ClintonKun: Didn't more of the "base" watch Honey Boo Boo than Romney's acceptance speech? I don't think many of them can muster up enough enthusiasm for Romney to bother voting for him.


That's not indicative of enthusiasm. The base is used to seeing Romney flail around the English language like an ostrich fighting a nasal parasite, and they're probably tired of hearing about it, too. They're gonna vote for him. So they tune out to avoid being exposed to anything that might make them feel worse about voting for him, and tune into that Boo Boo crap to make them feel better about themselves. It's a win win.
 
2012-08-31 04:10:59 PM  

Brick-House: He still alive? I heard he chocked on a ham sandwich and no one could get their arms around him to dislodge it.


No, that was your mom.
 
2012-08-31 04:11:17 PM  
That guy looks a little bit more like Jabba the Hut every time I see him.
 
2012-08-31 04:11:26 PM  

WombatControl: He's going to win because Obama's whole strategy was based around making voters afraid of Romney.


Is today Backwards Day?
 
2012-08-31 04:11:32 PM  

tinyarena: "I think people should start to practice the words 'President Romney.'

Okay, let's give it a try:
President Etch-a-Sketch
Hmmm,,,nope
President Vulture Capitalist
Damn, not even close
President Right Wing Reactionary
Oh now COME ON!
President Off-Shoring

Dang! This is harder than I thought!


President Schrödinger?
 
2012-08-31 04:13:09 PM  
[howaboutnobear.gif]

538 has Obama at about 70% to win.

Nate Silver > *
 
2012-08-31 04:13:44 PM  

hutchkc: Romney himself doesn't bother me politically. He's a standard say/do anything guy who won't do to much good/bad for the country. I don't like him personally and he has a face that my fist wants to meet for some reason though.

It's the other Republicans that worry me, some of them haven't 'gone rogue' they've left the farking planet. I'd be ok with the crazy turned up to 11, but some of these people have go to ludicrous speed.


I felt that way about W. I was really, really wrong.
 
2012-08-31 04:14:01 PM  
Sure Michael I'll just leave this here for you.

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-31 04:14:04 PM  

twobux: Romney-Biden, baby!


Reverse that and there would be a ticket worth voting for, Biden/Romney
 
2012-08-31 04:14:54 PM  

Brick-House: He still alive? I heard he chocked on a ham sandwich and no one could get their arms around him to dislodge it.


That was Rush Limbaugh.

But he was revived when his Dominican houesboy stuffed Oxy down his gullet.
 
2012-08-31 04:15:53 PM  

WombatControl: He's going to win because Obama's whole strategy was based around making voters afraid of Romney.


He's the one who'll sign the bill to end Medicare. Why shouldn't they be afraid of him?
 
2012-08-31 04:17:26 PM  

tricycleracer: Can we all agree as a nation that Michael Moore is a waste of space?


No.

In fact, pretty sure you're in the minority here. You mad?
 
2012-08-31 04:18:49 PM  

hutchkc: Romney himself doesn't bother me politically. He's a standard say/do anything guy who won't do to much good/bad for the country. I don't like him personally and he has a face that my fist wants to meet for some reason though.

It's the other Republicans that worry me, some of them haven't 'gone rogue' they've left the farking planet. I'd be ok with the crazy turned up to 11, but some of these people have go to ludicrous speed.


That's exactly the problem though. If a GOP-controlled Congress sent Mitt Romney a bill that, say, completely abolished Medicare, or doubled national defense spending, or cutting taxes so much that they couldn't balance the budget no matter what, do you think he's going to veto those things? Or is he going to sign the bill? Grover Norquist has already stated that he just wants Mitt Romney to sign what Congress puts in front of him.
 
2012-08-31 04:19:31 PM  

skykid: Sure Michael I'll just leave this here for you.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 197x500]


That's like posting the point spread before a big game. It might show who should win. Doesn't show who will win
 
2012-08-31 04:20:20 PM  
Ad Hominem
 
2012-08-31 04:21:23 PM  

themindiswatching: WombatControl: He's going to win because Obama's whole strategy was based around making voters afraid of Romney.

He's the one who'll sign the bill to end Medicare. Why shouldn't they be afraid of him?


Sorry, but your Medicare scare tactics aren't working. The American people aren't stupid. They know that programs like Medicare won't be around for much longer, and trying to scare them into thinking that no changes to the current system are acceptable don't work.

As Paul Ryan said, that's a fight that the GOP would just love to have...
 
2012-08-31 04:21:56 PM  

Walker: Who cares what he says, he's fat!

/Typical Republican response to anything Michael Moore says


but who's fatter, Chris Christie or Michael Moore?
 
2012-08-31 04:22:37 PM  

TDWCom29: skykid: Sure Michael I'll just leave this here for you.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 197x500]

That's like posting the point spread before a big game. It might show who should win. Doesn't show who will win


Doesn't change the fact Romney is not doing a great job of playing offense in the majority of swing states.
 
2012-08-31 04:24:53 PM  

WombatControl: Mitt Romney said "fark it" to all of them. He didn't appear wooden last night. He didn't walk away from Bain.


This is the scariest part. The man doesn't need to run away from his obviously detrimental past. People don't CARE. They don't care the man is a crook and a liar.

And yes, money is a BIG pusher. May I remind you peeps...

XKCD style office run
 
2012-08-31 04:25:46 PM  

WombatControl: They know that programs like Medicare won't be around for much longer


Affordable Care Act helped extend Medicare's solvency by 12 years
 
2012-08-31 04:26:21 PM  
Let's not forget, Romney was losing in a lot of states during the primaries. Then just bombarded the states with negative ads. You see where that got him

Of course, his opponents there were people he should have been beating in the first place. That's not the case here, maybe that makes a difference
 
2012-08-31 04:26:46 PM  

DarwiOdrade: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So suddenly conservatives care about what Moore says?

 
2012-08-31 04:27:21 PM  

shotglasss: Rich Cream: He's just firing up the base.

The only thing that fat pig fires up these days is a grill large enough to cook 3 sides of beef and a ham. All for one meal.


Both

bases; apparently.
 
2012-08-31 04:27:25 PM  

TDWCom29: Let's not forget, Romney was losing in a lot of states during the primaries. Then just bombarded the states with negative ads. You see where that got him

Of course, his opponents there were people he should have been beating in the first place. That's not the case here, maybe that makes a difference


With Obama and Romney shockingly neck and neck in the polls, anything is pure speculation until that scenario changes.
 
2012-08-31 04:28:16 PM  
I love the way the Libtards whine about how Rmoney is going to outspend Obama. If BO hadn't outspent McCain 3 to 1, we'd all be saying President Mac.
 
2012-08-31 04:28:20 PM  
Good lord, he really is fat.
 
2012-08-31 04:29:19 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: the Libtards


Oh that's really going to get you taken seriously.

Good job.
 
2012-08-31 04:30:08 PM  

WombatControl: themindiswatching: WombatControl: He's going to win because Obama's whole strategy was based around making voters afraid of Romney.

He's the one who'll sign the bill to end Medicare. Why shouldn't they be afraid of him?

Sorry, but your Medicare scare tactics aren't working. The American people aren't stupid. They know that programs like Medicare won't be around for much longer, and trying to scare them into thinking that no changes to the current system are acceptable don't work.

As Paul Ryan said, that's a fight that the GOP would just love to have...


Reversing the Medicare reimbursement and MA payment changes like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan now say they will do will make Medicare go bust before Vouchercare can start up.
 
2012-08-31 04:30:15 PM  
The debates should be interesting. Obama will expose Romney for the suck-puppet that he is.
 
2012-08-31 04:30:50 PM  
Michael Moore threads draw righty-trolls like shiat draws flies - he's the kind of "librul" they can relate to.
 
2012-08-31 04:31:18 PM  
I think this is a legitimate concern. The lesson of the Wisconsin recall election was "outspend your opponent 8-to-1 and you will win." Expect a deluge of Romney ads in the waning days of the election. I can only hope that Obama is holding something truly damning in reserve, and that Romney will blurt out something truly unbelievable, which he has a tendency to do. The trick is to get him in front of an audience exactly 50% normal and 50% Teabagger. In his uncontrollable need to pander to both sides simultaenously, he might come out with something good, like "One of the most important lessons I learned during my days as the Zodiac Killer..."
 
2012-08-31 04:31:19 PM  

Pinner: The debates should be interesting. Obama will expose Romney for the suck-puppet that he is.


I think the Biden-Ryan debates are going to be much more interesting
 
2012-08-31 04:32:24 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: WombatControl: He's going to win because Obama's whole strategy was based around making voters afraid of Romney.

Is today Backwards Day?


Nope... different kind of day...

24fpsmoviereviews.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-31 04:33:18 PM  

themindiswatching: WombatControl: They know that programs like Medicare won't be around for much longer

Affordable Care Act helped extend Medicare's solvency by 12 years


Yes, I know, let's make Medicare more solvent! How, you ask? We'll cut $716 billion from Medicare.* Oh, but don't worry, those are good cuts.

*Never mind the fact that we're gonig to count those cuts twice, spending them to bolster the CBO score for ObamaCare while at the same time pretending that the $716 billion is going back into the Medicare trust fund. Because through the magic of bullshiat we can make $1 into $2!
 
2012-08-31 04:33:29 PM  
He must have a SuperPac documentary coming out.
 
2012-08-31 04:35:27 PM  

WombatControl: Yes, I know, let's make Medicare more solvent! How, you ask? We'll cut $716 billion from Medicare.* Oh, but don't worry, those are good cuts.


Uh, yeah, they're spending cuts.
 
2012-08-31 04:36:43 PM  

Farker Soze: Brick-House: He still alive? I heard he chocked on a ham sandwich and no one could get their arms around him to dislodge it.

No, that was your mom.


No, mom chocked on dads huge penis.
 
2012-08-31 04:36:45 PM  

karmaceutical: The My Little Pony Killer: WombatControl: He's going to win because Obama's whole strategy was based around making voters afraid of Romney.

Is today Backwards Day?

Nope... different kind of day...

[24fpsmoviereviews.files.wordpress.com image 406x270]


an Aubrey Day?

secretsocietynyc.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-31 04:37:17 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: WombatControl: Yes, I know, let's make Medicare more solvent! How, you ask? We'll cut $716 billion from Medicare.* Oh, but don't worry, those are good cuts.

Uh, yeah, they're spending cuts.


I thought Republicans loved to cut spending? What's the problem here?
 
2012-08-31 04:37:48 PM  

birchman: He must have a SuperPac documentary coming out.


Getting this right would give him a skosh more credibility in that regard...
 
2012-08-31 04:38:03 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: WombatControl: Yes, I know, let's make Medicare more solvent! How, you ask? We'll cut $716 billion from Medicare.* Oh, but don't worry, those are good cuts.

Uh, yeah, they're spending cuts.


And last I checked, the GOP was big on spending cuts, especially in government.
 
2012-08-31 04:38:08 PM  

WombatControl:

Watching the polls, Obama's only up .5% in the RCP average. Labor Day will mess with polling, so I don't expect to see a huge shift in momentum. But if after the DNC the race is still tied, I expect Romney will win.


RCP average? The people that weight 2 week old, 1 day old, RV and LV polls exactly the same, regardless of pollster or previous accuracy? You are gonna have to clap a LOT harder than that if you want Tinkerbell to live.

4 years of Fox, hundreds of millions of dollars in attack ads, and a nominee who at one point or another has agreed with every political position evar, and your captain of industry still can't muster a lead against an admitted cocaine using african american presiding over a painfully slow recovery. Dude if you can't even pull ahead now, with all the horrible things that Obama has apparently done that should be clear to the dullest observer,nothing short of a nuclear war is going to change that over the next 60 days.
 
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