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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
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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
 
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