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(Politico)   Poltical reporters are outraged and upset that both campaigns this year have failed to live up to their fundamental responsibility: which is, of course, keeping political reporters amused and entertained   (politico.com) divider line 30
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2012-09-04 11:31:10 AM  
 
2012-09-04 11:31:19 AM  
Boo hoo! We want a pony horserace.
 
2012-09-04 11:33:05 AM  
I for one, am loving the 2012 campaign. As an outside observer, watching you people go full retard (and beyond) has been quite entertaining.
 
2012-09-04 11:34:34 AM  

Glenford: I for one, am loving the 2012 campaign. As an outside observer, watching you people go full retard (and beyond) has been quite entertaining.


What country are you from? I need to know so I can adequately make fun of you.
 
2012-09-04 11:40:07 AM  

Glenford: I for one, am loving the 2012 campaign. As an outside observer, watching you people go full retard (and beyond) has been quite entertaining.


Pay attention. We call it a capaign.
 
2012-09-04 11:40:37 AM  
If reporters had their way, the Republicans would have nominated Trump. I do not believe they have the best interests of the country at heart
 
2012-09-04 11:42:19 AM  

redmond24: Glenford: I for one, am loving the 2012 campaign. As an outside observer, watching you people go full retard (and beyond) has been quite entertaining.

What country are you from? I need to know so I can adequately make fun of you.


I'm in Canada. We have lots of our own derp to mock here, but nothing approaching the levels you have.
 
2012-09-04 11:43:38 AM  
For you, subby.

img4-2.realsimple.timeinc.net
 
2012-09-04 11:45:07 AM  

redmond24: This article should be a companion piece.


Thanks for linking that. Interesting article.
 
2012-09-04 11:47:48 AM  
'Merica elected its first black president and republicans are fighting 'the last good fight' as they run out of angry white guys. It always gets worst before it gets better. After this election republicans will either adapt or die (they'll most likely adapt with the likes of jeb bush and rubio) so things will be fine in good ole 'Merica after Obama wins re-election.

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.
 
2012-09-04 11:50:50 AM  

redmond24: 'Merica elected its first black president and republicans are fighting 'the last good fight' as they run out of angry white guys. It always gets worst before it gets better. After this election republicans will either adapt or die (they'll most likely adapt with the likes of jeb bush and rubio) so things will be fine in good ole 'Merica after Obama wins re-election.

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.


Turning to the brother of George W. and the Tea Party-backed Marco Rubio means things will be fine?
 
2012-09-04 11:53:43 AM  

redmond24: This article should be a companion piece.


FTFY
 
2012-09-04 11:55:11 AM  

redmond24: 'Merica elected its first black president and republicans are fighting 'the last good fight' as they run out of angry white guys. It always gets worst before it gets better. After this election republicans will either adapt or die (they'll most likely adapt with the likes of jeb bush and rubio) so things will be fine in good ole 'Merica after Obama wins re-election.

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.


I have no doubt that this is the death knell for the old guard GOP. I'm just enjoying the show.

As far as still being in Canada, I'm quite happy with my socialized medicine, relatively stable economy, low crime rate and socially progressive values (like gay marriage).
 
2012-09-04 11:56:12 AM  

Glenford: redmond24: 'Merica elected its first black president and republicans are fighting 'the last good fight' as they run out of angry white guys. It always gets worst before it gets better. After this election republicans will either adapt or die (they'll most likely adapt with the likes of jeb bush and rubio) so things will be fine in good ole 'Merica after Obama wins re-election.

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.

I have no doubt that this is the death knell for the old guard GOP. I'm just enjoying the show.

As far as still being in Canada, I'm quite happy with my socialized medicine, relatively stable economy, low crime rate and socially progressive values (like gay marriage).


Should probably also add top-tier education systems as well. But you get the point.
 
2012-09-04 11:59:47 AM  

Glenford: redmond24: 'Merica elected its first black president and republicans are fighting 'the last good fight' as they run out of angry white guys. It always gets worst before it gets better. After this election republicans will either adapt or die (they'll most likely adapt with the likes of jeb bush and rubio) so things will be fine in good ole 'Merica after Obama wins re-election.

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.

I have no doubt that this is the death knell for the old guard GOP. I'm just enjoying the show.

As far as still being in Canada, I'm quite happy with my socialized medicine, relatively stable economy, low crime rate and socially progressive values (like gay marriage).


Meanwhile you're still in Canada.
 
2012-09-04 12:01:16 PM  

Glenford: redmond24: Glenford: I for one, am loving the 2012 campaign. As an outside observer, watching you people go full retard (and beyond) has been quite entertaining.

What country are you from? I need to know so I can adequately make fun of you.

I'm in Canada. We have lots of our own derp to mock here, but nothing approaching the levels you have.


Yay! Another NDerPer.
 
2012-09-04 12:03:40 PM  
This has been going on for decades:

ecx.images-amazon.com

/just finished it
//great and still very relevant picture of how the sausage gets made
 
2012-09-04 12:11:23 PM  

redmond24: 'Merica elected its first black president and republicans are fighting 'the last good fight' as they run out of angry white guys. It always gets worst before it gets better. After this election republicans will either adapt or die (they'll most likely adapt with the likes of jeb bush and rubio) so things will be fine in good ole 'Merica after Obama wins re-election.

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.


How the hell would Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush be- in any way- an adaptation of the current derp?
 
2012-09-04 12:12:18 PM  
Dear Christ, that was unreadable. Politico is horrendous journalism.
 
2012-09-04 12:18:49 PM  

redmond24: Glenford: redmond24: 'Merica elected its first black president and republicans are fighting 'the last good fight' as they run out of angry white guys. It always gets worst before it gets better. After this election republicans will either adapt or die (they'll most likely adapt with the likes of jeb bush and rubio) so things will be fine in good ole 'Merica after Obama wins re-election.

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.

I have no doubt that this is the death knell for the old guard GOP. I'm just enjoying the show.

As far as still being in Canada, I'm quite happy with my socialized medicine, relatively stable economy, low crime rate and socially progressive values (like gay marriage).

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.


What a thoughtful, erudite response. You sure showed me.
 
2012-09-04 12:19:08 PM  

what_now: redmond24: 'Merica elected its first black president and republicans are fighting 'the last good fight' as they run out of angry white guys. It always gets worst before it gets better. After this election republicans will either adapt or die (they'll most likely adapt with the likes of jeb bush and rubio) so things will be fine in good ole 'Merica after Obama wins re-election.

Meanwhile you're still in Canada.

How the hell would Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush be- in any way- an adaptation of the current derp?


Jeb Bush told Rubio not to be Romney's running mate. They're going to use immigration as an example of where the republicans can begin swinging towards the center again. Jeb is married to a latina and he's going to continue his brother's "compaionate conservatism". It'll appeal to hispanics.

Jeb will promise the republicans a victory in 2016 and they'll follow him. He'll promise them a coalition of white males, hispanics and elderly voters.


That's my hunch anyway. I don't pretend to know everything.
 
2012-09-04 12:29:31 PM  

redmond24: Jeb Bush told Rubio not to be Romney's running mate. They're going to use immigration as an example of where the republicans can begin swinging towards the center again. Jeb is married to a latina and he's going to continue his brother's "compaionate conservatism". It'll appeal to hispanics.


That *MIGHT* work, if they can keep the rest of the party from talking about anchor babies and ending the 14th amendment. Oh, and his name wasn't "Bush".
 
2012-09-04 12:31:26 PM  

what_now: redmond24: Jeb Bush told Rubio not to be Romney's running mate. They're going to use immigration as an example of where the republicans can begin swinging towards the center again. Jeb is married to a latina and he's going to continue his brother's "compaionate conservatism". It'll appeal to hispanics.

That *MIGHT* work, if they can keep the rest of the party from talking about anchor babies and ending the 14th amendment. Oh, and his name wasn't "Bush".


I'm more concerned that Marco Rubio will allow the Tea Party to continue to have a voice.
 
2012-09-04 01:29:32 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Boo hoo! We want a pony horserace.


The media MUST report all elections as a dead heat and will continue to do so forever no matter what the polls say. If they come out and admit that one candidate has the other crushed or is leading by 20+ points, that may convince their constituents to stay home or rile up the opponents' base, thereby influencing the turnout.

I think Obama has got this one comfortably. However, that is no incentive to keep his supporters home on election day. The media does not wish to influence voter turnout so they will always portray the race as being much closer than it really is (like reality show editing). Besides, its good for ratings.
 
2012-09-04 01:34:29 PM  

Glenford: I for one, am loving the 2012 campaign. As an outside observer, watching you people go full retard (and beyond) has been quite entertaining.


Also, this.

Seriously, who needs sit coms: Watching US election coverage is the most entertaining thing in the history of entertainment.

All of Canada is sitting in its couch and facing south, watching and laughing with a big tub of popcorn. And 3D glasses (the old red/blue kind, not the new polarized ones).
 
2012-09-04 01:56:13 PM  

Ishkur: Glenford: I for one, am loving the 2012 campaign. As an outside observer, watching you people go full retard (and beyond) has been quite entertaining.

Also, this.

Seriously, who needs sit coms: Watching US election coverage is the most entertaining thing in the history of entertainment.

All of Canada is sitting in its couch and facing south, watching and laughing with a big tub of popcorn. And 3D glasses (the old red/blue kind, not the new polarized ones).


And who says American Exceptionalism is a myth?

Meanwhile, you're still in Canada.
 
2012-09-04 02:29:44 PM  

Ishkur: Glenford: I for one, am loving the 2012 campaign. As an outside observer, watching you people go full retard (and beyond) has been quite entertaining.

Also, this.

Seriously, who needs sit coms: Watching US election coverage is the most entertaining thing in the history of entertainment.

All of Canada is sitting in its couch and facing south, watching and laughing with a big tub of popcorn. And 3D glasses (the old red/blue kind, not the new polarized ones).


Yes, you laugh, until the derp spills over and you end up with people like Stephen Harper as prime minister...
 
2012-09-04 03:55:24 PM  

redmond24: And who says American Exceptionalism is a myth?


Whether it's a myth or not is irrelevant. American exceptionalism -- or exceptionalism of any kind -- is a terrible attitude for two reasons:

1) It asserts that you don't have anything to learn from anyone else
2) It asserts that you don't owe anyone anything

And that is a really rude position to take for a colony-turned-empire. I didn't like it when Obama made that comment about every country having their own brand of exceptionalism. It's naval-gazing projection at best, and a justification for self-righteousness at worst. Exceptionalism is just re-branded nationalism.

/paraphrased from Kim Campbell

redmond24: Meanwhile, you're still in Canada.


I sure hope so. I wouldn't trade where I live for any other location on Earth.

qorkfiend: Stephen Harper


Kittin McSweatervest aka Bush Lite is gone as soon as the next election. His party was caught in serious electoral fraud which Canadians do not approve of. That's more of am American thing and we are not American, which I know is a lot like Maury Povich saying "I'm not Jerry Springer", but hey -- we'll take any self-esteem boost we can. One way mirror and all that.
 
2012-09-04 05:35:25 PM  

Ishkur: qorkfiend: Stephen Harper

Kittin McSweatervest aka Bush Lite is gone as soon as the next election. His party was caught in serious electoral fraud which Canadians do not approve of. That's more of am American thing and we are not American, which I know is a lot like Maury Povich saying "I'm not Jerry Springer", but hey -- we'll take any self-esteem boost we can. One way mirror and all that.


It seems a bit strange to me (as an outsider) that Harper isn't gone already, especially if the fraud was that serious. I had thought that you didn't have to wait until the end of a term in the Canadian system.
 
2012-09-04 07:48:29 PM  

qorkfiend: It seems a bit strange to me (as an outsider) that Harper isn't gone already, especially if the fraud was that serious. I had thought that you didn't have to wait until the end of a term in the Canadian system.


Elections can be called at any time, but must be done at least once every five years. The PM usually calls one whenever he's really popular. The last election (June 2011) there was some serious electoral fraud. Basically, the Conservative Party robo-called hundreds of thousands of Liberal Party members, giving them deliberately false information about their polls (saying it has been moved, or closed down, or the hours changed, telling people what time is best to vote ie: after the polls close, etc...) in order to prevent them from voting.

He can ride this out a few more years but it's doubtful he'll survive. It's not the first time a Canadian PM has been forced out due to scandal. Actually, it's somewhat of a tradition.
 
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