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(Politico)   GOP to Romney: You're so vague, we prominently think your stance is now past due   (politico.com) divider line 203
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2012-09-11 05:07:17 PM
Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.
 
2012-09-11 05:13:42 PM
The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.
 
2012-09-11 05:53:43 PM
The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".
 
2012-09-11 05:57:02 PM

Nadie_AZ: Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.


On top of that, anyone in their right mind should fear "the far right", unless you're a billionaire set on destroying America, of course. And I'm sure that as out of touch as Romney is, he doesn't want to destroy America.
 
2012-09-11 05:58:45 PM
Following his advice to college students, Mitt Romney will ask Britain for money.
 
2012-09-11 06:00:04 PM

Masterstuff: Following his advice to college students, Mitt Romney will ask Britain for money.


After the LIBOR scandal I wouldn't count on them for awhile yet.
 
2012-09-11 06:09:57 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".


You're so wrong, I bet you think this post is about you.
You're so vain, I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you?
 
2012-09-11 07:55:09 PM

King Something: Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".

You're so wrong, I bet you think this post is about you.
You're so vain, I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you?


You must be at least as half drunk as I am.

Have another rum and soda on me.
 
2012-09-11 08:08:24 PM
This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-09-11 08:15:16 PM
Read headline like Carly Simon singing "Your're So Vain"

Now i'm just confused.
 
2012-09-11 08:16:36 PM

Marcus Aurelius: King Something: Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".

You're so wrong, I bet you think this post is about you.
You're so vain, I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you?

You must be at least as half drunk as I am.

Have another rum and soda on me.


Is it possible for this thread to both Epic and a Trainwreck at the same time?
 
2012-09-11 08:19:57 PM
Whar Tax Returns, Whar!
 
2012-09-11 08:22:07 PM
You're so vague...you probably think the nom is about you.
 
2012-09-11 08:23:08 PM
Solid gold, subby.

Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".


How about:
We prominently think your stance is now past due, It's now due, now due

I think we can all agree "You're so vague," is a go.
 
2012-09-11 08:39:54 PM
Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.
 
2012-09-11 08:40:54 PM
♪♫ I'll bet you think this country's about you / don't you / don't youuuuu ♪♫♪
 
2012-09-11 08:47:48 PM

SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]


I think this is the best one so far this election.
 
2012-09-11 08:48:17 PM
So...

Romney's chief campaign strategist is David Geffen?
 
2012-09-11 08:48:23 PM

Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.


Nah, he would have to justify his concepts, and sell us on his ideas. His budget plan would have to be an actual plan, with finite steps to achieve his final totals. He doesn't really seem like the kind of person with the patience to try. I'm curious at this point; did companies just let him and Bain come in based on his reputation? Then, he crushed them into fine exported dollars and domestic debt.
 
2012-09-11 08:48:52 PM

Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.


Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.
 
2012-09-11 08:48:56 PM

Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.


It's the far right's last gasp as the dominant force in the GOP, and Ailes knows it.

That's what this entire election is really about, and it's a good thing for America.
 
2012-09-11 08:49:15 PM
Actually, I honestly think if Romney takes this advice he will do worse. I guess one can make the argument that it looks like he is not going to win so he has to "change the dynamic".
 
2012-09-11 08:50:25 PM

Nadie_AZ: Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.


Translation: All you teabagger morons will serve your purpose and vote for our guy, even though we're not even gonna keep up the facade that he stands for you. Now go vote Romney, because we told you, dumbasses.
 
2012-09-11 08:51:45 PM
Practical strategy in a nut shell: "Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

Except for Southern Evangelicals that consider Mormons worse than Catholics.

Mittens is boned.
 
2012-09-11 08:51:49 PM
Glad it wasn't just me...
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-11 08:52:41 PM

Corvus: Actually, I honestly think if Romney takes this advice he will do worse. I guess one can make the argument that it looks like he is not going to win so he has to "change the dynamic".


Error 404: dynamic not found.
 
2012-09-11 08:52:55 PM

SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]


That is awesome
 
2012-09-11 08:53:47 PM
When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.
 
2012-09-11 08:54:26 PM
LOL, if even your own sponsors can't picture what their candidate actually stands for, you've got trouble. He's flip-flopped so hard and so often that you could probably hold a debate between Romney(now()) and Romney(now() - 7 days) and have continually conflicting statements erupt from said discussion.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 08:54:47 PM

neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.


Well, they do have a point. Reagan was pretty leftist compared to some of the louder republicans. Enormous deficit spending, higher taxes (true he was big on trickle down but in practice, nothing like Dubya), "palling around with terrorists", somewhat liberal on socialist issues, at least for the time. You know the Republicans have gone full retard when they start shiatting on Reagan for being too leftist.
 
2012-09-11 08:55:59 PM
The far right has no where else to go, but they can stay...home, that is. I am not sure if Romney suddenly came out with a very centrist "big tent" programme at this late stage it would convince a whole lot of people, he has a big credibility amongst all but the GOP base (and probably with most of them, not that it will affect their vote).
 
2012-09-11 08:56:05 PM

MFAWG: It's the far right's last gasp as the dominant force in the GOP, and Ailes knows it.


You honestly believe that? The GOP is in thrall to the far right and will be for the next decade at least. Only when old morons die off and whitey morons get further outbred will the GOP lurch back toward the center. And in the mean time, Republicans, abetted by cretinous Democrats, will continue eviscerating the welfare state to give more money to rich people.
 
2012-09-11 08:57:08 PM

FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.


Perhaps what he is trying to do is save his 'content' for the debates. That is how he thinks he'll catch Obama off guard. Obama may say something about his vague tax plan to which he'll spew numbers and data to catch Obama off guard and score some points.
 
2012-09-11 08:57:27 PM
He doesn't need wonky policy and facts. He's running on his personality and sense of warmth.
 
2012-09-11 08:58:09 PM

FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.


He may think that the best plan is to unveil his policy positions during the debate, so that Obama will be so stunned by the magnitude of stupid he witnessed that he will be unable to respond. With no ready rebuttal, Obama will be declared the loser, and Mitt Romney will ride the rest of the campaign to an easy victory....
 
2012-09-11 08:59:04 PM
I forget the punchline, but your mother's a whore.
 
2012-09-11 08:59:12 PM
ftfa:
Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream

I love it. An Aussie homunculus who lives in England, lecturing a magic underwear-sporting cyborg about the American dream. Does this strike anyone else as.....Dada-esque?
 
2012-09-11 08:59:23 PM

incendi: FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.

He may think that the best plan is to unveil his policy positions during the debate, so that Obama will be so stunned by the magnitude of stupid he witnessed that he will be unable to respond. With no ready rebuttal, Obama will be declared the loser, and Mitt Romney will ride the rest of the campaign to an easy victory....


*ahem*
 
2012-09-11 08:59:34 PM

Wookie Milson: Glad it wasn't just me...
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 301x300]


encrypted-tbn0.google.com
 
2012-09-11 08:59:44 PM
I don't even consider Romney a flip-flopper, he's just a business man. He's trying to sell a widget, Romney The President. You change your marketing and advertising accordingly to your targeted consumer base. There's no higher principles or beliefs involved here. He's fighting giving specifics the same reason Hormel fights food labeling. No widget maker wants you to know there's lips and arseholes in the bologna.
 
2012-09-11 09:01:26 PM
I worry abut his specifics. I was listening to a stump speech of his the other day. One of his five main points was. making sure that America's workers are highly trained (ok, good thing, training and education, awesome) but his plan to better train American workers was to stop the training programs Obama had put into place....
 
2012-09-11 09:01:34 PM
Romney 2012, no promises.
 
2012-09-11 09:04:45 PM
Grow the economy... energy independence... a thousand points of light...
 
2012-09-11 09:05:39 PM

Corvus: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

I think this is the best one so far this election.


SnakeLee: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

That is awesome


Thanks both.
 
2012-09-11 09:07:42 PM

snowshovel: I worry abut his specifics. I was listening to a stump speech of his the other day. One of his five main points was. making sure that America's workers are highly trained (ok, good thing, training and education, awesome) but his plan to better train American workers was to stop the training programs Obama had put into place....


Huge tax breaks didn't stimulate the economy, so we need huge tax breaks to stimulate the economy.
 
2012-09-11 09:08:05 PM

InmanRoshi: I don't even consider Romney a flip-flopper, he's just a business man. He's trying to sell a widget, Romney The President. You change your marketing and advertising accordingly to your targeted consumer base. There's no higher principles or beliefs involved here. He's fighting giving specifics the same reason Hormel fights food labeling. No widget maker wants you to know there's lips and arseholes in the bologna.


Except he never really ran a company other than Bain Capital, which required no marketing and was basically like a lamprey eel, he'd attach Bain to some sad sack company with cheap stock, saddle it with debt and suck its guts out. If the company somehow survived, awesome, more food. If not, discard the carcass and move on.
 
2012-09-11 09:08:29 PM

InmanRoshi: I don't even consider Romney a flip-flopper, he's just a business man. He's trying to sell a widget, Romney The President. You change your marketing and advertising accordingly to your targeted consumer base. There's no higher principles or beliefs involved here. He's fighting giving specifics the same reason Hormel fights food labeling. No widget maker wants you to know there's lips and arseholes in the bologna.


That's why the skill set in being a businessman has nothing to do with leading a country. I'm not even convinced he's that great a businessman. You start out with a shiatton of money and make yourself a shiatton more technically makes you successful but I'm not really impressed.
 
2012-09-11 09:10:41 PM
Does he not have any policy specifics or just too scared to tell us about them?
 
2012-09-11 09:10:53 PM

Nadie_AZ: FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.

Perhaps what he is trying to do is save his 'content' for the debates. That is how he thinks he'll catch Obama off guard. Obama may say something about his vague tax plan to which he'll spew numbers and data to catch Obama off guard and score some points.


This is what I was thinking, maybe he's waiting till the debates in hopes he will catch obama off guard.. it could work.
 
2012-09-11 09:11:30 PM

dahmers love zombie: Huge tax breaks didn't stimulate the economy, so we need huge tax breaks to stimulate the economy.


The reason the economy crashed was not because of the tax breaks. The reason the economy crashed was because of the corporate deregulation, which Romney....also supports...where was I?

Oh yeah well the tax breaks didn't hurt the economy, other than saddling future generations with trillions of deficit and debt. Jeez. It's kind of...yeahhhh....

So anyway, I don't know why Romney can't take a stance on anything.
 
2012-09-11 09:13:12 PM

CynicalLA: Does he not have any policy specifics or just too scared to tell us about them?


If I had to guess, I bet he supports a lot of what Obama is doing. But to say so would kill him, politically, with his base. So he says nothing.
 
2012-09-11 09:13:19 PM

xsive: Nadie_AZ: FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.

Perhaps what he is trying to do is save his 'content' for the debates. That is how he thinks he'll catch Obama off guard. Obama may say something about his vague tax plan to which he'll spew numbers and data to catch Obama off guard and score some points.

This is what I was thinking, maybe he's waiting till the debates in hopes he will catch obama off guard.. it could work.


though, now that I think of it, the standard rebuttal can be "is this today's position or yesterday's?"
 
2012-09-11 09:14:42 PM
...and your horse naturally won
 
2012-09-11 09:14:49 PM
ROMNEY/RYAN
No Facts-No Details
2012
 
2012-09-11 09:16:20 PM

SilentStrider: Corvus: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

I think this is the best one so far this election.

SnakeLee: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

That is awesome

Thanks both.


Well done SilentStrider, you've successfully adopted that out-of-date meme to the current election.
 
2012-09-11 09:17:27 PM

CynicalLA: Does he not have any policy specifics or just too scared to tell us about them?


He figures he doesn't have to, just like he figures he doesn't have to make with the tax forms or own up to all of the lies he constantly tells. . He's farking clueless but the scary thing is that people are still voting for him. He will lose if people actually go out and vote but if rational people don't bother to go to the polls, this moron could actually win. I wouldn't bet money on that but it's a non-zero possibility.
 
2012-09-11 09:18:23 PM

Nadie_AZ: CynicalLA: Does he not have any policy specifics or just too scared to tell us about them?

If I had to guess, I bet he supports a lot of what Obama is doing. But to say so would kill him, politically, with his base. So he says nothing.


You think he would have thought about this before running. Weird times.
 
2012-09-11 09:18:59 PM
The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
4.bp.blogspot.com 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney
 
2012-09-11 09:19:40 PM

neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.


I don't think that word means what you think it means.
 
2012-09-11 09:20:58 PM

Mugato: CynicalLA: Does he not have any policy specifics or just too scared to tell us about them?

He figures he doesn't have to, just like he figures he doesn't have to make with the tax forms or own up to all of the lies he constantly tells. . He's farking clueless but the scary thing is that people are still voting for him. He will lose if people actually go out and vote but if rational people don't bother to go to the polls, this moron could actually win. I wouldn't bet money on that but it's a non-zero possibility.


That is a scary thought and hopefully the rational will vote.
 
2012-09-11 09:22:31 PM

Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney


He's a supporter of the Ryan plan but is 100x better than Romney.
 
2012-09-11 09:24:26 PM

CynicalLA: Does he not have any policy specifics or just too scared to tell us about them?


I don't think his candidacy is about specifics. He wants to be the CEO of the corporatochracy. His job is to sign whatever legislation the Republican controlled house puts on his desk.
 
2012-09-11 09:24:54 PM

Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney


Huntsman could have gotten Dems to vote for him. He was too sane, too rational, and understood facts. I guess that makes him a blue-dog rino.
 
2012-09-11 09:27:01 PM
in college, i used to be a doorman at a local music venue. when some unsuspecting schmuck came to the door and asked what kind of music was playing that night, the conversation would go thusly:

me: "what kind of music do you like?"
schmuck" "reggae"
me: "it's reggae! ten bucks."

this is essentially how romney operates.
 
2012-09-11 09:27:01 PM

Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney


He was Obama's ambassador to China. This association with their most hated foe renders him unclean in the eyes of the GOP
 
2012-09-11 09:35:15 PM

belgianguy: LOL, if even your own sponsors can't picture what their candidate actually stands for, you've got trouble. He's flip-flopped so hard and so often that you could probably hold a debate between Romney(now()) and Romney(now() - 7 days) and have continually conflicting statements erupt from said discussion.

[i.imgur.com image 460x307]


Did you do that? +1 in any case.
 
2012-09-11 09:35:22 PM
If you consider your own ideas to be "ammunition for the other side", it is possible you have really farking bad ideas.
 
2012-09-11 09:36:22 PM

Seabon: SilentStrider: Corvus: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

I think this is the best one so far this election.

SnakeLee: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

That is awesome

Thanks both.

Well done SilentStrider, you've successfully adopted that out-of-date meme to the current election.


Yes. And since I was the first to adapt the meme for the current election, your remark in no way comes across as inane or douchey. Well done.
 
2012-09-11 09:37:59 PM

Snapper Carr: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

He was Obama's ambassador to China. This association with their most hated foe renders him unclean in the eyes of the GOP


hmm, wonder why Obama appointed him to that post? no way it could have been for this exact reason.
 
2012-09-11 09:38:21 PM

missiv: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

Huntsman could have gotten Dems to vote for him. He was too sane, too rational, and understood facts. I guess that makes him a blue-dog rino.


I wouldn't have voted for Huntsman because I'm not a Republican, but Jon Huntsman would have given Obama a run for his money, I believe. So on one hand, I'm glad he wasn't the nominee because I want Fartbongo to get a 2nd term, but on the other......I'm tired of one candidate always having to be either batshiat insane or mentally retarded.
 
2012-09-11 09:38:30 PM
Meh, that's a bit of a stretch, you're missing the meter of teh song so the reference doesn't really work.

Maybe, "GOP to Romney: You're so vague, we prob'ly think your stance is now past due" or something on the order of that?

Either way, the song is now running through my head, so thanks a farking lot.

//You walked into convention, like you were walking onto your yacht
//Your horse strategically danced in olympics
//Your platform specific (not)
//You had one eye on the fundies and
//you watched your numbers die...
//and all VPs refused to be your partner, won't be your partner...

//fark you, subby, now I'm doing it.
 
2012-09-11 09:41:57 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com

A wide stance?
 
2012-09-11 09:42:58 PM

xsive: Snapper Carr:

hmm, wonder why Obama appointed him to that post? no way it could have been for this exact reason.


THAT'S A 3-D CHESS MOVE , EXCELLENT THOUGHT!
 
2012-09-11 09:45:51 PM
You took the nomination of the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your tax return strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself robot
And all the baggers dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?

You keynoted several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you grew such a big, loud, nationalist pair
And told the Mexicans all to leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was the GOP
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?
 
2012-09-11 09:49:54 PM

Bocasio: xsive: Snapper Carr:

hmm, wonder why Obama appointed him to that post? no way it could have been for this exact reason.

THAT'S A 3-D CHESS MOVE , EXCELLENT THOUGHT!


Oh, he did that. Obama is playing Star Trek chess, plotting ten moves ahead and the GOP is playing checkers. The only way they can win is to flip the table.
 
2012-09-11 09:50:41 PM

xsive: Snapper Carr: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

He was Obama's ambassador to China. This association with their most hated foe renders him unclean in the eyes of the GOP

hmm, wonder why Obama appointed him to that post? no way it could have been for this exact reason.


Don't think so. This was back in 2009 - well before he mastered the art of trolling Republicans
 
2012-09-11 09:52:44 PM
Subby walks into a party like he was walking onto a yacht.
 
2012-09-11 09:55:04 PM
Under two months to go until the election, and now the Republicans are caring about stances?

At this point they don't even deserve the wilderness. They just need to be beaten so soundly that the sad, pathetic assholes who mindlessly back this walking disaster just stop voting altogether.
 
2012-09-11 09:55:09 PM

neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.


The 19th century.
 
2012-09-11 09:56:07 PM
Romney: Wait...wha? This November!?!!!
 
2012-09-11 09:56:43 PM

Snapper Carr: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

He was Obama's ambassador to China. This association with their most hated foe renders him unclean in the eyes of the GOP


To which most hated foe are you referring? I'm assuming the former.
 
2012-09-11 10:00:08 PM

Snapper Carr: xsive: Snapper Carr: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

He was Obama's ambassador to China. This association with their most hated foe renders him unclean in the eyes of the GOP

hmm, wonder why Obama appointed him to that post? no way it could have been for this exact reason.

Don't think so. This was back in 2009 - well before he mastered the art of trolling Republicans


Or he's been trolling the republicans AND the american public the whole time, this conversation finally brought it to light!
 
2012-09-11 10:00:56 PM

CynicalLA: Does he not have any policy specifics or just too scared to tell us about them?


Like his tax returns, if we know what's in them, why we'll attack him!
 
2012-09-11 10:01:18 PM
Romney's "say little, spend much" campaign stratagery is, apparently, a cunning plan not thought all the way through.

Honest to FSM, the man seems to think he can just coast into the WH by mumbling vague generalities, repeating easily debunked RW propaganda and largely depending on the 'success' of the 24 hour "Everything Obama did, does and is thinking of doing is WRONG WRONG WRONG" derp narrative.

And now all the RW pundits are running around pretending they just noticed this in order to try to look like they have an ounce of competence and to try to preserve what's left of their tattered reputations?

So, they're pretty much imploding on their own without needing any help from the rest of us then?

Well, not much left for me to do here but post the obligatory Nelson Muntz pic.

fta: ...he picked a principled, fearless, and brilliant conservative lightning rod as a running mate.

i293.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 10:01:27 PM
latinorebels.com
 
2012-09-11 10:01:59 PM
You can lead Mitt to a stance, but you can't make him take it.
 
2012-09-11 10:02:10 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: You took the nomination of the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your tax return strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself robot
And all the baggers dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?

You keynoted several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you grew such a big, loud, nationalist pair
And told the Mexicans all to leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was the GOP
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?


Excellent, except you should leave in that line about flying your Lear jet to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the Sun.
 
Ehh
2012-09-11 10:06:29 PM

Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.


This. Nobody wins a presidential nomination without some smarts. He's a religious minority, gun rights restrictin', Massachusetts technocrat, after all. The base doesn't love him. He knows this.
 
2012-09-11 10:07:28 PM
Um, no. Do whatever it takes for white non-hispanic women to vote for you while pouring every last cent you have into getting out the vote in the close swing states. Whoever does that wins.
 
2012-09-11 10:08:55 PM
Beat your foes in the party
Like scraping barnacles off your yacht
You just strategically clipped each gal and guy
Your wife gave it all she's got
You had speeches up on youtube
That you'd hoped we'd all forgot
And your veep picks said "I won't be your partner,
Won't be your partner", and

You're so Bain
The billionaires on Wall Street all tout you
You're so Bain
You know that your ten-forties will out you
Don't you? Don't you?

You governed several years ago
And now we just can't believe
That you signed a big reform of health care
Were a friend to Adam & Steve
But you disavowed the things we loved
So very casually
You hope that you'll be allowed to drink coffee
'llowed to drink coffee, and

You're so Bain
You probably think we'll blow it without you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think nobody could doubt you
Don't you? Don't you?


Well, I hear you went down to Sarasota
And gave those seniors some fun
Now the whole right wing is trying to scapegoat ya
Cause they know that Barack's got this won
Well, you're what you should be all the time
And usually, you're with
Some filthy rich guy with a wife who'll change Depends
Wife who'll change Depends, and

You're so Bain
Why don't you let us go on without you
You're so Bain
I'll bet you think we'll blow it without you
Don't you? Don't you? Don't you?
 
2012-09-11 10:09:49 PM
Romney was described being a longshoreman so inept

He couldn't sell beer to sailors returning from a month out at sea 

img.wikinut.com
 
2012-09-11 10:10:38 PM
I've noticed something about Romney from the way he talks. When you hear him talking like a normal person, that's the stuff he actually believes. But sometimes he goes into some sort of "character." He'll widen his eyes like a boy's, he'll talk gently and smoothly. I think that the times where he puts on that character is when he actually knows that what he's saying is BS.
 
2012-09-11 10:10:53 PM
I am asking this honestly: Is anyone else starting to suspect that the Republican Party is just a foil to make Democrats look good? I have major issues with Obama's policy, but the GOP just seems like a flock of trolls with no solutions to offer.
 
2012-09-11 10:13:50 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: Oh, he did that. Obama is playing Star Trek chess, plotting ten moves ahead and the GOP is playing checkers. The only way they can win is to flip the table.


To be fair, the GOP *has* realized this, and *are* trying to flip the table. And they know there wouldn't be many repercussions for it.

/Hence, all the voter suppression.
 
2012-09-11 10:14:08 PM
Romney's a tool
the GOP are fools
Obama is just cool
VOTE Barrack! And you will RULE!
 
2012-09-11 10:16:04 PM

Drubell: I've noticed something about Romney from the way he talks. When you hear him talking like a normal person, that's the stuff he actually believes. But sometimes he goes into some sort of "character." He'll widen his eyes like a boy's, he'll talk gently and smoothly. I think that the times where he puts on that character is when he actually knows that what he's saying is BS.


you found his tell.
/poker player?
 
2012-09-11 10:17:02 PM

Wookie Milson: Glad it wasn't just me...
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 301x300]


img59.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-11 10:17:38 PM

King Something: Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".

You're so wrong, I bet you think this post is about you.
You're so vain, I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you?


You had me several threads ago
but I was still quite nieve

///I wanted to play too
 
2012-09-11 10:18:55 PM

bentleypm: I am asking this honestly: Is anyone else starting to suspect that the Republican Party is just a foil to make Democrats look good? I have major issues with Obama's policy, but the GOP just seems like a flock of trolls with no solutions to offer.


It's a ruse to make you recycle and take public transportation. You won't win, you know.
 
2012-09-11 10:20:25 PM

fusillade762: neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.

The 19th century.


19 century Republicans
t0.gstatic.com Somehow I don't think the Republicans .are really his fans anymore, something about a Southern Strategy.

How about Early 20th Century t3.gstatic.com Wait doesn't he seem kind of anti-capitalist?

I guess there is always Leave it to Beaver.
 
2012-09-11 10:20:27 PM

Drubell: I've noticed something about Romney from the way he talks. When you hear him talking like a normal person, that's the stuff he actually believes. But sometimes he goes into some sort of "character." He'll widen his eyes like a boy's, he'll talk gently and smoothly. I think that the times where he puts on that character is when he actually knows that what he's saying is BS.


To be fair, Obama does this too. Basically whenever he starts acting angry and ranty he's pulling a character and whatever he's saying is bullshiat. Shorter, less complex sentences, fewer rhetorical hiccoughs, a smoother, more practiced elocution. Which is convenient since I tend to disregard people yelling at me anyhow.

I guess it's probably for the best that neither candidate in the race is particularly subtle.

//This is a comment on style and rhetoric only, not the inherent worth of either candidate. Were I to make such a comment, it'd be more obviously slanted in favor of Obama because, c'mon, Romney? Seriously?
 
2012-09-11 10:21:37 PM

bentleypm: I am asking this honestly: Is anyone else starting to suspect that the Republican Party is just a foil to make Democrats look good? I have major issues with Obama's policy, but the GOP just seems like a flock of trolls with no solutions to offer.


I think there's a portion of America that's still has trauma and fear from the terrorist attacks of September 11

Like a collective PTSD. Still trying to put things the way before the attacks
 
2012-09-11 10:22:13 PM

Nadie_AZ: Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.


I know it'll shock everybody, but I don't think Murdoch is in favor of Romney winning.

If Romney wins, Adelson becomes the most powerful fat cat in the Republican Party. The Koch brothers stay at #2 and #3, and Murdoch drops from #1 to #4. Rupert isn't big on dropping in the standings. He's better off if he rips into Obama but Romney wins, especially if Fox makes it sound like Romney isn't "their guy". He can push Adelson into obscurity and maybe the Koch brothers too. This has nothing to do with Conservative vs. Liberal, it's about how much control they have over the country.

I've been feeling this vibe from Fox for some time. They've had their little digs at Romney, implying that they (Fox News guys) are on the outside looking in. Look at Greta's posts from the press pool, for example.
 
2012-09-11 10:24:35 PM

Seabon: I don't think that word means what you think it means.


Fair point, going on in great detail about history and solutions doesn't qualify him for the title 'wonk' when it's all based on twisted delusions. Fantasy wonk?
 
2012-09-11 10:30:25 PM
By this point Romney talking in greater detail about his policies is like Romney releasing more tax returns.

/ie. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

Sucks to be Mitt.
 
2012-09-11 10:33:36 PM
www.martincountydemocrats.org

Worst...presidential...candidate...evar.
 
2012-09-11 10:34:15 PM

bdub77: InmanRoshi: I don't even consider Romney a flip-flopper, he's just a business man. He's trying to sell a widget, Romney The President. You change your marketing and advertising accordingly to your targeted consumer base. There's no higher principles or beliefs involved here. He's fighting giving specifics the same reason Hormel fights food labeling. No widget maker wants you to know there's lips and arseholes in the bologna.

Except he never really ran a company other than Bain Capital, which required no marketing and was basically like a lamprey eel, he'd attach Bain to some sad sack company with cheap stock, saddle it with debt and suck its guts out. If the company somehow survived, awesome, more food. If not, discard the carcass and move on.


This is why I get the urge to defecate every time I read some pundit motor mouthing about Romney being a "businessman". He was NEVER a businessman. A businessman makes something or provides a service people are willing to pay for. He has employees. Infrastructure. Payroll. And customers. Romney was nothing more than the model for Gordon Gecko. Shiat, he couldn't run MY business, and I'm still at single-digit employees.
 
2012-09-11 10:36:24 PM
Love this one tonight:

Link
 
2012-09-11 10:41:34 PM

deadcrickets: Love this one tonight:

Link


I assumed this would happen, when Romney entered the GOP primary. He's basically jewish to them, seeing how, he handles money well.
 
2012-09-11 10:44:28 PM

Snapper Carr: xsive: Snapper Carr: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

He was Obama's ambassador to China. This association with their most hated foe renders him unclean in the eyes of the GOP

hmm, wonder why Obama appointed him to that post? no way it could have been for this exact reason.

Don't think so. This was back in 2009 - well before he mastered the art of trolling Republicans


I vaguely remembered reading this article back when he first went to China.

He's been trolling these fools for a long time.

This spring, Obama's 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe was quoted as saying the only Republican who made him feel "a wee bit queasy" about the 2012 race was Huntsman. Soon afterward, Obama made his offer to Huntsman, who reportedly was only a few weeks away from launching his own exploratory presidential campaign committee.

Link
 
2012-09-11 10:45:56 PM

mrshowrules: Marcus Aurelius: King Something: Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".

You're so wrong, I bet you think this post is about you.
You're so vain, I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you?

You must be at least as half drunk as I am.

Have another rum and soda on me.

Is it possible for this thread to both Epic and a Trainwreck at the same time?


I think it caught sayof

/hanging chad
 
2012-09-11 10:46:15 PM
He can't. He simply can't. The compartmentalization required to appeal to the derp means that he's adopted positions that are mutually exclusive.

The details will either infuriate the halfway-sensible folks, infuriate the social conservatives, infuriate the libertarian-esque, or piss of the money bags.

Romney giving details is the surefire way to destroy his campaign.
 
2012-09-11 10:47:02 PM

Hollie Maea: If you consider your own ideas to be "ammunition for the other side", it is possible you have really farking bad ideas.


Or you're aware that our own side is full of bad ideas, and hold them religiously.
 
2012-09-11 10:49:54 PM

missiv: Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.

Nah, he would have to justify his concepts, and sell us on his ideas. His budget plan would have to be an actual plan, with finite steps to achieve his final totals. He doesn't really seem like the kind of person with the patience to try. I'm curious at this point; did companies just let him and Bain come in based on his reputation? Then, he crushed them into fine exported dollars and domestic debt.


No, if you read the article in Rolling Stone it's made clear he did the right and honest thing, paid off the top execs with huge bonuses so they wouldn't put up a fight.
 
2012-09-11 10:51:47 PM

bentleypm: I am asking this honestly: Is anyone else starting to suspect that the Republican Party is just a foil to make Democrats look good? I have major issues with Obama's policy, but the GOP just seems like a flock of trolls with no solutions to offer.


I know the Republicans have gotten me to support positions I normally wouldn't. "If those idiots support it, I must have missed some detail" comes to mind.
 
2012-09-11 10:51:56 PM

Mugato: neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.

Well, they do have a point. Reagan was pretty leftist compared to some of the louder republicans. Enormous deficit spending, higher taxes (true he was big on trickle down but in practice, nothing like Dubya), "palling around with terrorists", somewhat liberal on socialist issues, at least for the time. You know the Republicans have gone full retard when they start shiatting on Reagan for being too leftist.


Oh, I'd say about 1938-45 Germany.
 
2012-09-11 10:52:15 PM

Bocasio: Intelligent, sound conservative ideas


Bullshiat.
 
2012-09-11 10:56:52 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Nadie_AZ: Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.

I know it'll shock everybody, but I don't think Murdoch is in favor of Romney winning.

If Romney wins, Adelson becomes the most powerful fat cat in the Republican Party. The Koch brothers stay at #2 and #3, and Murdoch drops from #1 to #4. Rupert isn't big on dropping in the standings. He's better off if he rips into Obama but Romney wins, especially if Fox makes it sound like Romney isn't "their guy". He can push Adelson into obscurity and maybe the Koch brothers too. This has nothing to do with Conservative vs. Liberal, it's about how much control they have over the country.

I've been feeling this vibe from Fox for some time. They've had their little digs at Romney, implying that they (Fox News guys) are on the outside looking in. Look at Greta's posts from the press pool, for example.


Obama is much better for rating and circulation. No "enemy" to rail against and they just become a 24hr circle jerk of right wing propaganda and pats on the back. No TEA party idiot wants to see that, they want to be on the edge of their hover-round chair, hearing what the next big threat to liberty is and how they, as honest and true patriots, can fight back.
 
2012-09-11 10:59:33 PM
Bocasio: Romney painting

Why does he have a photo of Princess Di on his desk?
 
2012-09-11 10:59:45 PM

Sandelaphon: Bocasio: Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Bullshiat.


Interesting, when George starts "the Paul Ryan budget"

Hunstmans muscles involuntarily jerk twice like he's about to be hit.
And he's been botoxed between the eyes
 
2012-09-11 11:02:38 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Bocasio: Romney painting

Why does he have a photo of Princess Di on his desk?


That's official Massachusetts State Governors portrait

Link
 
2012-09-11 11:06:05 PM

Bocasio: Barricaded Gunman: Bocasio: Romney painting

Why does he have a photo of Princess Di on his desk?

That's official Massachusetts State Governors portrait

Link


Might be Ann Romney, but It's a little shakey so it's hard to tell.
 
2012-09-11 11:06:50 PM

Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney


Whereas this liberal independent would never vote for Romney, I gave a long hard look to huntsman and was impressed. If the farking GOP wasn't so goddamned retarded and married to their far-right extremes, we could have been looking at a much different voting scenario. And the country would have been far better off, by returning more to the center (or at least civility) but instead we get...farking RMoney and Ryan.
 
2012-09-11 11:07:10 PM

Masterstuff: Following his advice to college students, Mitt Romney will ask Britain for money.


I see what you did there.
 
2012-09-11 11:07:41 PM

Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney


Not that it matters any, but since you mentioned it. His Chinese has been criticized as being sub kindergarten, even when he knows he will be asked in advance to demonstrate his mad Chinese skills. I don't know if it's any better than Condi's tremendous grasp on Russian that we could never hear enough about back in the days when they were trumpeting all of her virtues. When she went to Russia once, the press asked her simple questions in rudimentary Russian and it was a *blink blink gulp* kind of affair.
 
2012-09-11 11:07:57 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Bocasio: Romney painting

Why does he have a photo of Princess Di on his desk?


Maybe after having Ann get baptized for her he had himself sealed to Princess Di.
 
2012-09-11 11:10:00 PM

Snapper Carr: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

He was Obama's ambassador to China. This association with their most hated foe renders him unclean in the eyes of the GOP


Which is why the GOP is to stupid to be allowed to govern anymore. If you can't compromise or work with the other side, the GTFO of politics and stop actively farking the country over (looking at Boehner, Ryan, etc.).
 
2012-09-11 11:13:21 PM
Submitter, you had me several beers ago
when I was still quite naive.
 
2012-09-11 11:15:12 PM

Bocasio: xsive: Snapper Carr:

hmm, wonder why Obama appointed him to that post? no way it could have been for this exact reason.

THAT'S A 3-D CHESS MOVE , EXCELLENT THOUGHT!


Well, this is a President who trolled Donald Trump and killed Bin Ladin in the same weekend.
 
2012-09-11 11:19:10 PM
Wait, Mitt Romney had sex with Mick Jagger / David Bowie / Warren Beatty?
 
2012-09-11 11:21:34 PM

SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]


I was thinking someone should make one of those with beers, except Romney would have to be a glass of water.
 
2012-09-11 11:22:48 PM

Bocasio: Barricaded Gunman: Bocasio: Romney painting

Why does he have a photo of Princess Di on his desk?

That's official Massachusetts State Governors portrait

Link


So Mitt in his official portrait had to include a picture of Ann, putting that with this t3.gstatic.com
Maybe Mitt doesn't really wear the pants in that family.
Maybe it is Ann pushing Mitt to be president, wouldn't explain everything about his campaigning but would explain some of it.
 
2012-09-11 11:24:13 PM
I had some dreams
there was derp at the convention
derp at the convention and...
 
2012-09-11 11:37:16 PM

xsive: Drubell: I've noticed something about Romney from the way he talks. When you hear him talking like a normal person, that's the stuff he actually believes. But sometimes he goes into some sort of "character." He'll widen his eyes like a boy's, he'll talk gently and smoothly. I think that the times where he puts on that character is when he actually knows that what he's saying is BS.

you found his tell.
/poker player?


Yeah :P
 
2012-09-11 11:37:20 PM

spongeboob: Maybe Mitt doesn't really wear the pants in that family.


If he puts her on the back, he's just a typical woman-hating RethugliKKKan. If he sits in the back, he's not a man.

He just can't win, can he?
 
2012-09-11 11:40:24 PM

Shaggy_C: spongeboob: Maybe Mitt doesn't really wear the pants in that family.

If he puts her on the back, he's just a typical woman-hating RethugliKKKan. If he sits in the back, he's not a man.

He just can't win, can he?


We certainly hope so.
 
jvl
2012-09-11 11:40:50 PM

Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.


Yep. Same reason Obama won't explain how he will unscrew the budget. The voters want more services and less taxes and they don't vote for people who tell the truth.

Which makes the Paul Ryan choice weird. Paul Ryan is a good answer to the question, "if I want low taxes, what kind of services can the government provide?" Why nominate the guy who is willing to follow the train of logic to the station if you are not willing to board?
 
2012-09-11 11:43:05 PM

Shaggy_C: spongeboob: Maybe Mitt doesn't really wear the pants in that family.

If he puts her on the back, he's just a typical woman-hating RethugliKKKan. If he sits in the back, he's not a man.

He just can't win, can he?


Wait are you talking about his media image, the election or life?
 
2012-09-11 11:43:19 PM

jvl: The voters want more services and less taxes and they don't vote for people who tell the truth.


citation needed
 
2012-09-11 11:47:04 PM

Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney


Man his wife is hot. Hope he runs again. I really liked him.
 
2012-09-11 11:49:15 PM

spongeboob: Wait are you talking about his media image, the election or life?



Aren't they all like, the same thing, man?
*sits back and takes a toke*
 
jvl
2012-09-11 11:49:54 PM

whidbey: jvl: The voters want more services and less taxes and they don't vote for people who tell the truth.

citation needed


If I could wave a magic wand over the 1%ers to magically balance the budget, could I convince you to accept a daily supply of chocolate and no more taxes for anything?

Everyone wants more stuff and less paying for stuff. It doesn't mean we all expect it to happen.
 
2012-09-11 11:51:31 PM
I'm not sure I was fully comprehending this before. I knew that I couldn't stand the way Romney was campaigning, but I was misunderstanding what I was watching. It wasn't "I hate Romney's plans," it was "Romney is only criticizing Obama's plans without telling us his." That makes so much more sense. I want to compare plans, but I can't farking do that. I can only listen to Romney criticize someone else's. That's because the GOP doesn't have any plans.
 
2012-09-11 11:51:53 PM

FuturePastNow: You can lead Mitt to a stance, but you can't make him take it.


Beautiful.
 
2012-09-11 11:52:08 PM

jvl: Everyone wants more stuff and less paying for stuff.


See there you go again. You are assuming that there aren't voters who understand what we've been paying for, that it doesn't come cheap, and that in fact, we might even have to raise revenues to cover the additional expenditures.
 
2012-09-11 11:52:40 PM

Shaggy_C: spongeboob: Wait are you talking about his media image, the election or life?


Aren't they all like, the same thing, man?
*sits back and takes a toke*


Don't bogart.
 
2012-09-11 11:53:55 PM

I_Hate_Iowa: I'm not sure I was fully comprehending this before. I knew that I couldn't stand the way Romney was campaigning, but I was misunderstanding what I was watching. It wasn't "I hate Romney's plans," it was "Romney is only criticizing Obama's plans without telling us his." That makes so much more sense. I want to compare plans, but I can't farking do that. I can only listen to Romney criticize someone else's. That's because the GOP doesn't have any plans that they want to make public.




FTFY
 
2012-09-11 11:58:39 PM
"When I'm elected President, I will take down everything Obama put up and put up the exact same thing! It will be exactly the same, except that it was not put up by a black Kenyan Democrat!

Remember my health care plan in Massachussetts? That was good, until Obama liked it and put it up for the country! Then it became bad, and we don't want bad! I will take it down and put it up again, and it will be good!

OBAMA BAD! ROMNEY GOOD!"

/Me, Grimlock, want to bash brains!
 
2012-09-12 12:03:19 AM
Romney appears to be ok with not really trying to win. It's O double D. This is the ruthless vulture capitalist that people have been so upset about??? if you were running an enterprise and he threatened to take over would this guy worry you? Not me. He seems very tame, muted, benign and impotent. For Christ's sake throw a god damned dog on the roof, scream during a speech, fire somebody, hire somebody, move the furniture and run your campaign like your fuking hair is on fire. And if you never wanted to run full tilt boogie, you should not have run at all. He reminds me of Bush the elder checking his watch during a debate. Pathetic.
 
2012-09-12 12:05:36 AM
I hope I avoid speeding trucks and the bubonic plague for the next four years, because I can hardly wait for the presidential election of 2016.

It's the year Democrats will be flat out of ideas (unless Americans suddenly develop a taste for centrist socialism) and Republicans will be flat out of credibility (unless Americans suddenly develop a taste for Theocracy Lite).

Meantime, I repeat my mantra: Romney's candidacy 2012 = McGovern's candidacy 1972
 
2012-09-12 12:07:42 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: It's the year Democrats will be flat out of ideas


I doubt it.

Meantime, I repeat my mantra: Romney's candidacy 2012 = McGovern's candidacy 1972

So one of your hobbies is to pair two completely dissimilar things and pretend otherwise. How quaint.
 
2012-09-12 12:15:33 AM

fusillade762: neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.

The 19th century.


Weimar
 
2012-09-12 12:25:48 AM
If that ni*BONG* is FER it, we're AGIN it! Why that ni*BONG* no fix economy?

Moar tax cuts for Wall Street. Moar zillions for the Pentagon. Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran! Deficits bad. (But only while that ni*BONG* is in the White House.)

Goldarn them welfare queens pushing out babies they can't support. Defund Planned Parenthood.

Lazy good for nothings need to get bootstrappy! WHAR JOBS B. HUSSEIN OSAMA WHAR?

FREEDOM! Except for Feelthy Queers, non-Christians (especially Scary Mooselimbs), Smelly Hippies and people who want to smoke weed, get on an airplane, or peacefully assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.

SECOND AMENDMENT! To hell with the rest of the Constitution.
 
2012-09-12 12:28:33 AM

Mugato: You start out with a shiatton of money and make yourself a shiatton more technically makes you successful but I'm not really impressed.


better than W who just kept losing it.
 
2012-09-12 12:35:13 AM

Drubell: I've noticed something about Romney from the way he talks. When you hear him talking like a normal person, that's the stuff he actually believes. But sometimes he goes into some sort of "character." He'll widen his eyes like a boy's, he'll talk gently and smoothly. I think that the times where he puts on that character is when he actually knows that what he's saying is BS.


I noticed that when he talked about keeping the "pre-existing conditions" part of ObamaCare. Even if it was for a brief few moments, he seemed normal and a tad bit likeable. It seemed like he actually believed what he was saying.

Of course, the campaign walked back that bull crap later in the day.
 
2012-09-12 12:38:03 AM

SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.


A++++, would laugh again
 
2012-09-12 12:45:34 AM

fusillade762: neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.

The 19th 17th century.


There were no salem witch trials in the 1800s. What good is being socially conservative to the modern GOP, if you can't enforce it by burning innocent people to death at a whim?
 
2012-09-12 01:04:46 AM
Maybe just maybe all these people throwing up their hands in frustration at Romney or getting fired by him (Specifically talking about the speech writer that basically got Romney his nomination), should consider this. The man is not fit to lead his campaign what makes them think he would be fit to lead a country.



October 3rd will show just how badly this election will be cracked open. Romney is going to have to have a plan by the debates or Obama is just going to start trolling him.

His talking points are:
1. Saying Obama did something that is actually not true.
2. Saying he will fix the budget with no example of how.
3. Saying he will fix the economy with no example of how.
4. Saying something that completely contradicts everything his running mate stands for.


Maybe Romney actually does have a sense of humor and he is trolling the crap out of the entire U.S. at this point. Has a main party candidate ever quit before the actual election? Because at the rate Romney is going he is going to be standing all alone... albeit with a gigantic pile of money, but he is probably happier like that.


I see it at 50/50 for Obama appearing to have the electoral votes needed to win by the start of November at this rate. The conventions have been a disaster for Romney, and I have a hard time imagining him fairing well in the debates.
 
2012-09-12 01:08:08 AM

TheMysticS: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

A++++, would laugh again


Agreed. I totally LOL'd before reading what was written on the fridge and then I LOL'd again. Nice one.
 
2012-09-12 01:13:59 AM

Shaggy_C: spongeboob: Maybe Mitt doesn't really wear the pants in that family.

If he puts her on the back, he's just a typical woman-hating RethugliKKKan. If he sits in the back, he's not a man.

He just can't win, can he?


Or he's just too cheap to buy/rent a second jetski.
 
2012-09-12 01:18:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdNH1i2SNR4

sfw.
 
2012-09-12 01:28:03 AM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Nadie_AZ: Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.

I know it'll shock everybody, but I don't think Murdoch is in favor of Romney winning.

If Romney wins, Adelson becomes the most powerful fat cat in the Republican Party. The Koch brothers stay at #2 and #3, and Murdoch drops from #1 to #4. Rupert isn't big on dropping in the standings. He's better off if he rips into Obama but Romney wins, especially if Fox makes it sound like Romney isn't "their guy". He can push Adelson into obscurity and maybe the Koch brothers too. This has nothing to do with Conservative vs. Liberal, it's about how much control they have over the country.

I've been feeling this vibe from Fox for some time. They've had their little digs at Romney, implying that they (Fox News guys) are on the outside looking in. Look at Greta's posts from the press pool, for example.


I agree. Even better if Romney took Murdoch's advice he would be improving the Teabaggers' ability to do what we KNOW they are going to do; blame a Republican loss on, "having a candidate who was not conservative enough."
 
2012-09-12 01:38:29 AM

Barricaded Gunman: Why does he have a post-accident photo of Princess Di on his desk?

 
2012-09-12 01:42:52 AM

Lligeret:
I see it at 50/50 for Obama appearing to have the electoral votes needed to win by the start of November at this rate. The conventions have been a disaster for Romney, and I have a hard time imagining him fairing well in the debates.


Hmm, I might need to donate to Mitt's campaign then. Seeing the debates would be worth the cost and I'd be so ripped off if I couldn't watch the debates.

/seriously actually watched the Biden/Palin debate again following along with the Fark thread for it a few months ago
 
2012-09-12 02:02:29 AM
I wonder at times if Romney is not experiencing a bit malaise after reaching the point of being nominated. All through this campaign we have waited for him to open up and hit us with the big guns. Instead, he comes out with a water pistol. Occasionally we see the super soaker, but it is only filled up halfway.

I think of him like a person who has always talked about traveling to some far off exotic land. Great plans were made, travel books read, maps scoured for obscure routes and piles of pictures from all the great travel books. He gets the ticket, flies for 24 hours. Upon arrival, takes a good look around and after all the build up in the glossy pictuers, what is in front of him just is not as exotic as the brochures depicted. So instead of just getting back on the next plane home, he stays for the duration of his pre-paid, non-refundable trip, shuffling between his room, the gift shop and the hotel lounge, watching Cheers re-runs with subtitles while calling it an adventure.

I have been wondering for months, "When is he actually going to say something?" At this point, I don't think it is going to happen. Mitt has peaked. Maybe a bit of activity around the debate time, but this is pretty much it up to November. Besides, Mitt may have already gotten what he wanted - the nomination. The rest just does not look so great now that he is seeing it up close.

Shame he wasted all that time, money and effort to find out something that has already been depicted in hundreds of documentaries, books and movies.
 
2012-09-12 02:30:00 AM

spongeboob: Bocasio: Barricaded Gunman: Bocasio: Romney painting

Why does he have a photo of Princess Di on his desk?

That's official Massachusetts State Governors portrait

Link

So Mitt in his official portrait had to include a picture of Ann, putting that with this [t3.gstatic.com image 300x168]
Maybe Mitt doesn't really wear the pants in that family.
Maybe it is Ann pushing Mitt to be president, wouldn't explain everything about his campaigning but would explain some of it.




MIND = BLOWN
 
2012-09-12 02:42:02 AM
You know, I could be president myself with enough hate for the incumbent and enough vanilla.

"I have no idea what the hell I'm doing, BUT I'M NOT THAT PERSON YOU HATE!"

It's not much of a campaign, but hey....

It works even better if you''re a complete vanilla blob of paste. Every kid loved noming on paste at some point.

This will be the election of the mumble-mumble-mumble.
 
2012-09-12 02:45:33 AM
Yooooou're so vague. I bet you think this election's about you. You're so vague.
 
2012-09-12 03:01:22 AM

SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]


img42.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-12 03:09:13 AM
 
2012-09-12 03:22:52 AM

johnnyrocket: [www.martincountydemocrats.org image 529x386]

Worst...presidential...candidate...evar.


It's interesting that the caricaturists don't quite know what to do with him. Just so blandly handsome.
 
2012-09-12 03:30:12 AM

Diagonal: Weimar


I was going to suggest the period after that, but who wants to Godwin a thread.
 
2012-09-12 03:52:12 AM
The problem isn't that Mitt won't take a stance on any issue, the problem is that every stance he's taken in the past, he now has recanted or flat-out denied. There's absolutely no reason to trust anything he says.
 
2012-09-12 04:00:08 AM

FuturePastNow: The problem isn't that Mitt won't take a stance on any issue, the problem is that every stance he's taken in the past, he now has recanted or flat-out denied. There's absolutely no reason to trust anything he says.


He was basically center-right when he was governor. Now because he's nominated by the GOP, he has to change to appeal to the more general conservative groups. And right now he's in that conflict of juggling the support of his health care plan while at the same time condemning Obamacare which is nearly identical.
 
2012-09-12 04:29:11 AM

Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.


He's already alienating them NOW and without doing anything. He's going to have to pick one.

Or not, and lose them both.
 
2012-09-12 04:38:27 AM
RobMe was a CEO; he only has to have the big ideas, not the details of a plan. Details are for the underlings to work out, so stop bothering him about details!
 
2012-09-12 05:37:26 AM

Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.


Quantum Candidate keeps Quantum Platform.
 
2012-09-12 05:52:10 AM
how much did you get for your soul?
 
2012-09-12 06:03:07 AM

TsarTom: Solid gold, subby.

Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".

How about:
We prominently think your stance is now past due, It's now due, now due


I want to punch subby in the face for screwing up the meter so badly.
 
2012-09-12 06:03:31 AM

Insatiable Jesus: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

[img42.imageshack.us image 474x637]


If I get arrested trying to motorboat Joe Biden, I'm taking you down with me!
 
2012-09-12 06:15:05 AM
socaldem.smugmug.com

His problem with courting the far right is that 1/3rd of his policies are identical to Obama's. We think.

www.ncc-1776.org

3.bp.blogspot.com

"Hey, whut Americans is he talkin bout? There's only thousands of us."
 
2012-09-12 06:15:43 AM
i.imgur.com">
 
2012-09-12 06:30:13 AM

PreMortem: Whar Tax Returns, Whar!


As much as I'd like to see them, I do have to admit that his refusal to release them is merely endemic of the utter disrespect he's shown me as a registered voter and that I have a whole chorus of reasons not to vote for him.
 
2012-09-12 06:37:05 AM

Wookie Milson: Glad it wasn't just me...
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 301x300]


Participating in a tangent: I'm 32 years old and I think I'd hook up with Carly if I ran into her today (look up recent pics of her). Definitely was most hittable back in the day.

Is that wrong?
 
2012-09-12 06:38:01 AM

Spazmojack: [i.imgur.com image 417x270]">


Nice! 56% agreement with himself.
 
2012-09-12 06:52:52 AM
Since I'm in Ohio I received a nice "Vote for Romney" flier in the mail. You'd think, with the benefit of print, he could lay out some of the specifics to his campaign to give me an idea of why I should vote for him. Nope. It was all "protect the middle class, lower taxes, close tax loopholes, and balance the budget" BS we've been hearing for months. No word on how he's going to do any of that.

You deserve to lose, Mitt, because your campaign has all the competence of the Dukakis campaign.
 
2012-09-12 07:11:04 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: Wookie Milson: Glad it wasn't just me...
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 301x300]

Participating in a tangent: I'm 32 years old and I think I'd hook up with Carly if I ran into her today (look up recent pics of her). Definitely was most hittable back in the day.

Is that wrong?


Nope. Those tits That album cover pretty much represents all that I haven't repressed from the '70s.
 
2012-09-12 07:22:30 AM
More American people than ever before have seen through the hatred, backward thinking and wealth worship of the current GOP.

They realize that they have zero chance of re-taking the White House in this election, so they are running scared and eating their own.

For their sake I hope that they can purge the extremist, anti-human nuts within and return the party to its former greatness.
 
2012-09-12 07:42:39 AM

Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney


Huntsman nor Johnson. And both I would have considered. Economic policy-wise, they are not much better than the current leadership, but they aren't full on crazy when it comes to domestic policy or foreign policy--that is when you can get foreign policy out of the Wing Nut Brigade that doesn't involve MOAR BOMBZ!

They both sell a lot of snakeoil when comes to economics, but they are far more palatable than Romney on just about every other issue. But then again, I don't think this election cycle is really about those issues. More about extracting as much cash from the Mouth Breathing Set and squirreling it away, and distributing it amongst the faithful so that they'll be around come 2016...
 
2012-09-12 07:54:16 AM

Bocasio: Romney was described being a longshoreman so inept

He couldn't sell beer to sailors returning from a month out at sea 

[img.wikinut.com image 431x599]


wtf he looks like george hamilton
 
2012-09-12 08:02:39 AM

Wookie Milson: Glad it wasn't just me...
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 301x300]


what, it wasn't just you that got the joke in the headline? wow
 
2012-09-12 08:04:35 AM

Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney


Well, except for the fact that Huntsman is a huge fan of the Ryan budget.

I like the guy, but Americans did not get the chance to see that fiscally he is ultra-conservative.

Also, little known fact, Huntsman is far richer than Romney.
 
2012-09-12 08:41:28 AM

herrDrFarkenstein: You took the nomination of the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your tax return strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself robot
And all the baggers dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?

You keynoted several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you grew such a big, loud, nationalist pair
And told the Mexicans all to leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was the GOP
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?


Excellent.
 
2012-09-12 08:44:33 AM

xsive: Nadie_AZ: FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.

Perhaps what he is trying to do is save his 'content' for the debates. That is how he thinks he'll catch Obama off guard. Obama may say something about his vague tax plan to which he'll spew numbers and data to catch Obama off guard and score some points.

This is what I was thinking, maybe he's waiting till the debates in hopes he will catch obama off guard.. it could work.


If you've thought of it, I guarantee Obama et al have also thought of it and have been/are preparing for that flavor of debate. Romney's not an energetic speaker, so if he launches into specifics that take longer than 30 seconds to communicate he's going to seem rambly. So the solution to 30 second onslaughts of "information" is to literally jot down this information as he says it and line it up with notes about previous things he's said and notes about your plan. Contrast his statement with his previous statement, making him look confused and potentially duplicitous, or contrast his statement with yours, making you seem competent.

I think in 3.5 years now we've seen Obama look legitimately confused ... what... 6 times? maybe?
 
2012-09-12 09:07:14 AM

Zerochance: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

Well, except for the fact that Huntsman is a huge fan of the Ryan budget.

I like the guy, but Americans did not get the chance to see that fiscally he is ultra-conservative.

Also, little known fact, Huntsman is far richer than Romney.


Jon Huntsman, Jr.'s net worth is estimated between 15 to 90 million. John Huntsman Sr., is worth about 900 million
 
2012-09-12 09:53:57 AM

Diagonal: fusillade762: neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.

The 19th century.

Weimar


You do wonder, if the GOP loses, what will they do next? Hand out brown shirts? How far into the derp can they go? It is clear that they are losing the middle at this point, and is there really more to pick up on the far far right?
 
2012-09-12 01:13:28 PM

farker99: herrDrFarkenstein: You took the nomination of the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your tax return strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself robot
And all the baggers dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?

You keynoted several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you grew such a big, loud, nationalist pair
And told the Mexicans all to leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was the GOP
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?

Excellent.

 

Agree 100% Very fine work here.
 
2012-09-12 04:27:27 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: You took the nomination of the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your tax return strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself robot
And all the baggers dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?

You keynoted several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you grew such a big, loud, nationalist pair
And told the Mexicans all to leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was the GOP
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vague
Your platform is nothing without you
You're so vague
I'll bet you think policy's beneath you
Don't you? Don't you?


That's beautiful - +1 internets to you Sir
 
2012-09-12 09:28:54 PM

hubiestubert: Bocasio: The GOP liked everyone running for president except Romney
Frothy, Crazy eyes, Fat Bastard, Black Guy (no offense), Old man, Crazy Texan

Except the guy that was never in the lead
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 411x294] 

Forgein policy experience, speaks Chinese, Mormon, good for TV family,
Intelligent, sound conservative ideas

Republicans never gave him a second look 
Jon Huntsman the bizarro Romney

Huntsman nor Johnson. And both I would have considered. Economic policy-wise, they are not much better than the current leadership, but they aren't full on crazy when it comes to domestic policy or foreign policy--that is when you can get foreign policy out of the Wing Nut Brigade that doesn't involve MOAR BOMBZ!

They both sell a lot of snakeoil when comes to economics, but they are far more palatable than Romney on just about every other issue. But then again, I don't think this election cycle is really about those issues. More about extracting as much cash from the Mouth Breathing Set and squirreling it away, and distributing it amongst the faithful so that they'll be around come 2016...


How about the guy they never even let into the debates? Buddy Rœmer. He unfortunately finally dropped out even as an Independent, but had he remained in the race as an Independent, he'd easily have my vote.

The man somehow managed to serve as Governor of Louisiana ― LOUISIANA!! ― without being corrupted.
 
2012-09-13 02:48:51 AM

Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.


Romeny admits that the reason he refuses to say what his plan is because he'd lose votes
Link
 
2012-09-13 02:58:31 AM

Drubell: But sometimes he goes into some sort of "character." He'll widen his eyes like a boy's, he'll talk gently and smoothly. I think that the times where he puts on that character is when he actually knows that what he's saying is BS.


That's what 5 year olds do when they are lying to their mommy.
 
2012-09-13 03:20:25 AM

jvl: Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.

Yep. Same reason Obama won't explain how he will unscrew the budget. The voters want more services and less taxes and they don't vote for people who tell the truth.

Which makes the Paul Ryan choice weird. Paul Ryan is a good answer to the question, "if I want low taxes, what kind of services can the government provide?" Why nominate the guy who is willing to follow the train of logic to the station if you are not willing to board?


Obama's been pretty clear about who he wants to increase taxes on; very unfortunate that the utterly wealthy aren't willing to be inconvenienced when the rest of us are making retardedly huge sacrifices already
/being laid off from the job I've worked my ass off for very little extra reward during the last 6 years after this calendar years ends due to entirely economic reasons
 
2012-09-13 06:07:12 AM

COMALite J: How about the guy they never even let into the debates? Buddy Rœmer. He unfortunately finally dropped out even as an Independent, but had he remained in the race as an Independent, he'd easily have my vote.


He ran on a platform of getting the money back out of politics(as much as feasable). Good for him.

He also refused to talk about what else he'd do in office. That wasn't so good.
 
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