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(Politico)   Like a Boss, Mitt Romney storms back in MI polls. Just kidding, down by 10 points now   (politico.com) divider line 215
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2012-09-13 02:27:50 PM  

Here'sJohnny: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Which home state is Obama losing? Illinois? Hawaii? Kenya?


That is the stupidest post I've seen in well over a month.
 
2012-09-13 02:27:56 PM  
Nvm misread what I was replying to.
 
2012-09-13 02:28:00 PM  

Here'sJohnny: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Which home state is Obama losing? Illinois? Hawaii? Kenya?


Who put the herp in the herp-da-derp-da-derp?
Who put the derp in the herpa-derpa-ding-dong?
 
2012-09-13 02:28:50 PM  

Here'sJohnny: Nvm misread what I was replying to.


sorry dude.
 
2012-09-13 02:30:33 PM  

Here'sJohnny: Nvm misread what I was replying to.


I too apologize in that case.
 
2012-09-13 02:31:20 PM  

Muta: Romney isn't buying any more TV time in Michigan.

As a Michigander, all I can say is W000T!111!!1


As a former Michigander, I'm glad to see that idiotic change to "Michiganian" still hasn't caught on.

/relurk
 
2012-09-13 02:31:57 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Making his way to the ring, from Detroit Michigan, but making his Autumn Residence in San Diego, California... MITT ROMNEY!

[blog.pokerjunkie.com image 257x320]


WINNAR
 
2012-09-13 02:32:27 PM  

propasaurus: dericwater: propasaurus: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

All 3 if you count his home in California.

Well, he will win Utah, where he lived from 1999 to 2002.

I thought he lived in his son's basement in Boston?


CA, UT, MI, MA. Missing any?
 
2012-09-13 02:34:57 PM  

Here'sJohnny: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Which home state is Obama losing? Illinois? Hawaii? Kenya?


He was born in Kenya, but actually raised in an Indonesian madrassa. And Hawaii isn't a state you stupid lib.
 
2012-09-13 02:35:55 PM  

coeyagi: brianbankerus: shastacola: torr5962: These polls are bullshiat. Who answers a landline anymore?

Does the poll say it used only landlines? I don't think polls do that anymore.

Some polls exclusively use landlines. Cell phones are under-represented in polling.

Just asking the question - don't at least some pollsters account for that by adjusting their polling data? I would think at least some do, but does anyone know?


Cell Phone users under-polled, could spell problems for Romney.
 
2012-09-13 02:41:16 PM  

insano: It might have even worked if he hadn't been so smarmy about it. Put it in a campaign ad about how Obama's foreign policy decisions have destabilized the middle east or something. I'm not advocating that position but it seems Romney could have disguised his opportunistic political ploy a little better with some more nuance.


It really was a no brainier. Our embassies getting attacked looks bad for the president, no matter if there was nothing the president could have realistically done to stop it.

Romney managed to turn something that should have given him a boost into a huge negative - he built that, all on his own.
 
2012-09-13 02:42:41 PM  
Excellent!

/from Michigan and voting for Obama.
 
2012-09-13 02:44:05 PM  
img688.imageshack.us

And this is BEFORE debates...
 
2012-09-13 02:45:34 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: Here'sJohnny: Nvm misread what I was replying to.

I too apologize in that case.


The "stupidest post I've seen in well over a month" contest is still alive!
 
2012-09-13 02:50:07 PM  

vernonFL: 2wolves: \older DC beltway drivers know this one

I thought it was "surrender dorothy"? I remember seeing it on that bridge. I wish it was still there or I had a photo of it. 495 going north / west towards Silver Spring / Bethesda.


Yep. Painted on the overpass, probably at the Ct. Ave exit heading toward Ga. Ave.

/Lived in Nova..worked in Md. late 80's
//Ann Romney would make an excellent witch
 
2012-09-13 02:50:18 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: [img688.imageshack.us image 362x265]

And this is BEFORE debates...


Romney is going to up his game for the debates. He's going to bet Obama $100,000 he is wrong about everything.
 
2012-09-13 02:51:46 PM  

robsul82: Is the media actually showing the picture of Romney smirking like a douche? Because that'd be pretty damning shiat if it could get on the air repeatedly for the rest of the week.


It's spreading like farking wildfire virally.
 
2012-09-13 02:53:27 PM  

JohnnyC: Excellent!

/from Michigan and voting for Obama.


My husband looked over my shoulder last night and asked me why I had you highlighted. I said "He's from Michigan. Graphic designer. It's cool."

My husband said "Okay... So?"

Me, "He votes Democrat. Can you believe it?"

Him, "Holy shiat. Yeah, I get it."

We sometimes feel a little... under pressure around here. :)
 
2012-09-13 02:53:40 PM  

mrshowrules: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: [img688.imageshack.us image 362x265]

And this is BEFORE debates...

Romney is going to up his game for the debates. He's going to bet Obama $100,000 he is wrong about everything.


I could see Romney saying "I'll bet you $100,000 -- and this watch should cover it"
 
2012-09-13 02:56:21 PM  

Zerochance: robsul82: Is the media actually showing the picture of Romney smirking like a douche? Because that'd be pretty damning shiat if it could get on the air repeatedly for the rest of the week.

It's spreading like farking wildfire virally.


Yeah, I'm sure it has on the Internet, but has it been shown and discussed on TV? That's how the old people get their information, and they can be counted on to vote.
 
2012-09-13 02:56:25 PM  

brianbankerus: coeyagi: brianbankerus: shastacola: torr5962: These polls are bullshiat. Who answers a landline anymore?

Does the poll say it used only landlines? I don't think polls do that anymore.

Some polls exclusively use landlines. Cell phones are under-represented in polling.

Just asking the question - don't at least some pollsters account for that by adjusting their polling data? I would think at least some do, but does anyone know?

Cell Phone users under-polled, could spell problems for Romney.


NUH UH!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-13 02:57:16 PM  

Zafler: As a former Michigander, I'm glad to see that idiotic change to "Michiganian" still hasn't caught on.


Didn't they vote on that in like 1980 or something? I was a kid in Toledo and remember when it was on the ballot.
 
2012-09-13 02:57:44 PM  

mrshowrules: Romney is going to up his game for the debates. He's going to bet Obama $100,000 he is wrong about everything.


Romney's done his share of debates, so I don't really expect him to be a complete bumbling idiot. The problem is, after this particular turd nugget he's dealing with, he's blown the only tangible advantage he had - that he was being graded on a curve.

All Romney had to do was show up and mention a few specifics about his policies to get graded favorably. That's it. Now, he's given so much ammunition to the Obama campaign, he is going to be entirely on the defensive.
 
2012-09-13 02:58:28 PM  

brianbankerus: coeyagi: brianbankerus: shastacola: torr5962: These polls are bullshiat. Who answers a landline anymore?

Does the poll say it used only landlines? I don't think polls do that anymore.

Some polls exclusively use landlines. Cell phones are under-represented in polling.

Just asking the question - don't at least some pollsters account for that by adjusting their polling data? I would think at least some do, but does anyone know?

Cell Phone users under-polled, could spell problems for Romney.


I hope that cell phone users are under represented in polling, but I'll believe it when I see it in November. The article doesn't really say one way or the other if pollsters adjust their figures or not, just that NBC / Marist does differentiate. So I guess we can take that to mean they don't adjust their figures.

I dunno, just being cynical and hoping its not too good to be true.
 
2012-09-13 02:58:48 PM  

robsul82: Yeah, I'm sure it has on the Internet, but has it been shown and discussed on TV? That's how the old people get their information, and they can be counted on to vote.


Old people that get their information entirely through television are probably already voting Romney anyway.
 
2012-09-13 03:01:45 PM  

Parthenogenetic: NUH UH!


I'd seen those ads posted for a while, but I never noticed that the Jitterbug features "Familiar dial tone confirms service". Do people really put a cell phone up to their ear and check for a dial tone before they call someone? That's amazing. I used landlines for some 28 years but the paradigm shift to cell wasn't THAT hard.
 
2012-09-13 03:05:00 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Mega Steve: Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.

While the "apology" may have cost Obama some points, I think the smirk may have cost Romney more


[bobcesca.com image 500x334]

So much THIS! It's like you can read into that diseased mind of his, of him thinking to himself that this crisis is the best thing that could happen for his campaign. Screw the mayhem and the number of dead "little people". All that matters to Mitt is what Mitt wants.

WHEN he loses in November, it may be the first time in his life where he has actually not gotten what he wanted. I'd love to see what his face looks like on the night of Nov. 6th as it finally dawns on him that rich people don't win all the time.


I think he's finally gone mad, like his privileged little brain can't handle that he's not winning nor can he control the reactions of other people. Look at those reporters in the audience: they're stunned. And Romney is walking away like the only thing supporting his little fantasy world is his smirk, and nothing else matters.

One has to wonder how Romney is handling all of this. He's been catered to his entire life, and now he's getting a solid dose of reality. He has no talent, he has no skills, and his entire life is nothing but luck. He's entering the twilight of his life and has done nothing with it except sit around and do nothing. And now, when he's capable of making something out of himself by his own bootstraps, he can't. He sinks into delirium. And this guy thinks he can handle one of the hardest jobs in the entire world?

Romney's flipped. At this point, one can only imagine what October is going to look like. I get the feeling Ryan might be out on his ass when Romney finds someone else to put in that position. Somehow I think the reality will be even more insane.

Aidan: JohnnyC: Excellent!

/from Michigan and voting for Obama.

My husband looked over my shoulder last night and asked me why I had you highlighted. I said "He's from Michigan. Graphic designer. It's cool."

My husband said "Okay... So?"

Me, "He votes Democrat. Can you believe it?"

Him, "Holy shiat. Yeah, I get it."

We sometimes feel a little... under pressure around here. :)


You think that's awesome, check out Stabenow's numbers. Obama's doing so well that now Debbie has a ten point lead on Hokestra. Romney is sucking so hard we might see appreciable gains in Congressional seats simply from Republicans giving up in disgust.
 
2012-09-13 03:06:55 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: You think that's awesome, check out Stabenow's numbers. Obama's doing so well that now Debbie has a ten point lead on Hokestra. Romney is sucking so hard we might see appreciable gains in Congressional seats simply from Republicans giving up in disgust.


I don't know Stabenow very well, but I think that could be good. I had high hopes for Mr. Snyder but he's done a couple things that have soured me toward him.
 
2012-09-13 03:07:40 PM  

theorellior: Zafler: As a former Michigander, I'm glad to see that idiotic change to "Michiganian" still hasn't caught on.

Didn't they vote on that in like 1980 or something? I was a kid in Toledo and remember when it was on the ballot.


I don't think so. About all I recall is that John Engler made the push to use "Michiganian" while he was governor, far more than the previous one did. Most people ignored him. I was born in '80 so I could be wrong.
 
2012-09-13 03:08:03 PM  

dletter: The only person to win the presidency while losing their "home" state and their birth state was James Polk.

Romney is no Polk.


Al Gore
 
2012-09-13 03:11:45 PM  

Aidan: We sometimes feel a little... under pressure around here.


No kidding.

Technically, I'm an independent... but I tend to vote Democratic since they tend to be a least somewhat grounded in reality.
 
2012-09-13 03:12:29 PM  
It's OK Mitt, you have a home in at least 3 other states to try to win.
 
2012-09-13 03:13:45 PM  

Zerochance: mrshowrules: Romney is going to up his game for the debates. He's going to bet Obama $100,000 he is wrong about everything.

Romney's done his share of debates, so I don't really expect him to be a complete bumbling idiot. The problem is, after this particular turd nugget he's dealing with, he's blown the only tangible advantage he had - that he was being graded on a curve.

All Romney had to do was show up and mention a few specifics about his policies to get graded favorably. That's it. Now, he's given so much ammunition to the Obama campaign, he is going to be entirely on the defensive.


The last time he debated a Democrat in front of a non-partisan crowd was 2002. The time before that was with Ted Kennedy and he had his ass handed to him. I'm looking up the 2002 debate now.
 
2012-09-13 03:17:11 PM  

JohnnyC: Aidan: We sometimes feel a little... under pressure around here.

No kidding.

Technically, I'm an independent... but I tend to vote Democratic since they tend to be a least somewhat grounded in reality.


Yeah, that's just it. You can be independent (for serious) and then you see who's on the ticket and you go "Um... I'm gonna vote for sane this time around..."

Not saying it's like that all the time. In fact I had high hopes for Snyder, and there just has to be decent Republicans in regional politics somewhere. Whatever the reasoning is, Michigan Democrats seem to spout off less idiocy, on average. Either that, or I'm just annoyed at living in a very conservative area. :)
 
2012-09-13 03:18:34 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: Look at those reporters in the audience: they're stunned.


That's the thing that really makes it surreal. The reporters are all going, "Da fuq did I just witness?" And there goes Mittens, sauntering away like he just gave the Gettysburg Address.
 
2012-09-13 03:22:28 PM  
How weird. It's almost like you can't just try to throw a state's major economic engine under a bus and still have everyone in the state still like you.

///used to help my Mom with George Romney yard signs back in the day
//she'd be horrified by Mitt
/George probably would be too
 
2012-09-13 03:23:41 PM  

bmongar: Muta: Romney isn't buying any more TV time in Michigan.

As a Michigander, all I can say is W000T!111!!1

You don't think that is maybe because they have already rigged the bvote in MI, OH, and PA


I wish it was that way in NC. The best thing about 9/11 is that 50% of the political commercials disappeared. The only ones left were from Rove and Adelson that were on about every 20 minutes. Even that a cut down. We have been up to 15-20 an hour.
 
2012-09-13 03:25:54 PM  

Weaver95: y'know...I've been pondering WHY Romney stuck his nose into that situation. smart money wouldn't have gotten involved in that mess. it's a lose/lose situation to try and turn that sort of thing into a political football. the only thing I can figure is that Romney is following the standard issue GOP playbook, which says (loosely translated from the Dark Speech of Rovian) that Obama *cannot* be permitted to be seen as being effective at his job under any circumstances. if that theory is true, then Romney simply had no choice: he *had* to attack Obama's handling of the embassy attack. to do otherwise would permit the perception that Obama was in some way good at doing his job. the fact that Romney ended up looking like weapons grade asshole material was irrelevant. the point is to hammer home the idea that Obama is incompetent.


Of course the really bad mistake is to do it himself - when slinging mud at a opponent, it is best to have a surrogate do it for you, so that if it backfires you can back off with little or no negative consequences. And with so much media saturation, you don't need to be saying it yourself for it to get a lot of press - any of a hundred other figures in the GOP establishment making the same comments would have got just as much attention, and even if it worked you don't make yourself look good by such comments, it is only by pulling down the opponent you gain relative advantage.
 
2012-09-13 03:31:41 PM  

Dogberry: Does Romney even have a home state? I mean, I know Michigan's trees are the right height and all that, and it was in Michigan that he began honing his bullying ways, but is there really a connection?


Michigan is his birthstate.... most people tag his "home state" now as Massachusetts, since he was Gov.
 
2012-09-13 03:34:48 PM  

Aidan: JohnnyC: Excellent!

/from Michigan and voting for Obama.

My husband looked over my shoulder last night and asked me why I had you highlighted. I said "He's from Michigan. Graphic designer. It's cool."

My husband said "Okay... So?"

Me, "He votes Democrat. Can you believe it?"

Him, "Holy shiat. Yeah, I get it."

We sometimes feel a little... under pressure around here. :)


Amen, living in rural SE Michigan sometimes makes me feel like I am living in TeaPartyLand where up is down and black is wrong, always
 
2012-09-13 03:35:40 PM  

coeyagi: brianbankerus: coeyagi: brianbankerus: shastacola: torr5962: These polls are bullshiat. Who answers a landline anymore?

Does the poll say it used only landlines? I don't think polls do that anymore.

Some polls exclusively use landlines. Cell phones are under-represented in polling.

Just asking the question - don't at least some pollsters account for that by adjusting their polling data? I would think at least some do, but does anyone know?

Cell Phone users under-polled, could spell problems for Romney.

I hope that cell phone users are under represented in polling, but I'll believe it when I see it in November. The article doesn't really say one way or the other if pollsters adjust their figures or not, just that NBC / Marist does differentiate. So I guess we can take that to mean they don't adjust their figures.

I dunno, just being cynical and hoping its not too good to be true.


I'm taking nothing for granted. I'm in blue Washington state and you can bet your ass my ballot will be mailed back well in advance of November 6th. And if finally donated this month.
 
2012-09-13 03:37:41 PM  

ps69: Mitt personally, and the GOP as a whole by opposition to the auto bailout, sacrificed the state for a generation. They will not carry Michigan until at least the 2030s. The GOP may cease to exist before Michigan goes republican again.


So true.

That is, if you don't count the current Republican Governor.
Or the current Republican controlled state House.
Or the current Republican controlled state Senate.
Or the Republican controlled state Supreme Court.
Or the Republican Secretary of State.
Or the Republican Attorney General.

Aside from those, the state is completely blue.

(That said, Mitt moved away and his dad's governorship ended so long ago that most Michganders don't remember it.)
 
2012-09-13 03:38:11 PM  
What's sad is I think Romney could say things right now and cause even more chaos... First candidate to destroy peace without even being in an official role of anything
 
2012-09-13 03:40:53 PM  

vernonFL: I found it, black and white, though.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 425x564]

 

i.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-09-13 03:42:04 PM  

limeyfellow: bmongar: Muta: Romney isn't buying any more TV time in Michigan.

As a Michigander, all I can say is W000T!111!!1

You don't think that is maybe because they have already rigged the bvote in MI, OH, and PA

I wish it was that way in NC. The best thing about 9/11 is that 50% of the political commercials disappeared. The only ones left were from Rove and Adelson that were on about every 20 minutes. Even that a cut down. We have been up to 15-20 an hour.


Another good thing that may come out of this is that if Mitten's loses, SuperPACs may be dealt a fatal blow. Rich people don't tend to make bad second multimillion investments.
 
2012-09-13 03:43:11 PM  

insano: Weaver95: lemurs: Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.

Since an attack by foreigners in a foreign country is a good opportunity for the president to say and do a lot of presidential things, and that Romney's smirking political opportunism was a major fumble by most accounts, I think it's likely the numbers will move further in Obama's direction so long as there's some persuadable voters left.

y'know...I've been pondering WHY Romney stuck his nose into that situation. smart money wouldn't have gotten involved in that mess. it's a lose/lose situation to try and turn that sort of thing into a political football. the only thing I can figure is that Romney is following the standard issue GOP playbook, which says (loosely translated from the Dark Speech of Rovian) that Obama *cannot* be permitted to be seen as being effective at his job under any circumstances. if that theory is true, then Romney simply had no choice: he *had* to attack Obama's handling of the embassy attack. to do otherwise would permit the perception that Obama was in some way good at doing his job. the fact that Romney ended up looking like weapons grade asshole material was irrelevant. the point is to hammer home the idea that Obama is incompetent.

It might have even worked if he hadn't been so smarmy about it. Put it in a campaign ad about how Obama's foreign policy decisions have destabilized the middle east or something. I'm not advocating that position but it seems Romney could have disguised his opportunistic political ploy a little better with some more nuance.


He's white, and that is all the nuance he thinks will be needed. It worked wonders for Bush. Mitt wanted to appear confident, and he was confidently lying as he's done for what seems to be years. At this point, every lie told looks true in his very large pioneer head, and by smirking, he exposed his Willard. Willard is evil. Mitt's a fun guy, someone who you'd have a glass of water with and talk wholesome things. Hell, Mitt would offer you some green jello with carrots in it. Willard would hog it to himself. Fear the Willard, he's a venture capitalist and he'd sell your grandmother for a 7-UP.
 
2012-09-13 03:49:16 PM  
"RELEASE BWIAN!"

www.ldschurchtemples.com 
 
2012-09-13 03:51:08 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: 2wolves: \older DC beltway drivers know this one

Yes, they know it was "Surrender Dorothy".


www.thefancarpet.com

Indeed

/obscure?
 
2012-09-13 04:01:18 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Mrtraveler01: shower_in_my_socks: 538 now gives Rmoney an 8.4% chance of winning, if the election happened today. A week ago, he had a 32.3% chance. FREEFALLLLLLLING...

Time to turn the guns on the downticket elections. No farking way we let the GOP take the Senate.

I know, I thought this was going to be a closer race than it was with McCain just because of anti-incumbent sentiment.

But Mitt sure has done a great job of pissing that all away as of late hasn't he?

The incumbent actually has a huge advantage.


This one may not have due to a lackluster recovery. I am voting Obama but I think the Republicans had a shot if they played it right. Then they picked a candidate that they don't even like and decided to double down by shiatting all over women.
 
2012-09-13 04:02:14 PM  

Aidan: Yeah, that's just it. You can be independent (for serious) and then you see who's on the ticket and you go "Um... I'm gonna vote for sane this time around..."

Not saying it's like that all the time. In fact I had high hopes for Snyder, and there just has to be decent Republicans in regional politics somewhere. Whatever the reasoning is, Michigan Democrats seem to spout off less idiocy, on average. Either that, or I'm just annoyed at living in a very conservative area. :)


I did not have high hopes for Snyder. After investigating him (as much as anyone with an internet connection can investigate a politician), I was sure he wasn't the right guy for the job. I was a little sad to see him win the election. Even more sad when the Republicans in the state instituted that stupid "emergency manager" nonsense.

Generally I think I can sum up my impressions of the parties like this:

Democratic: Generally mean well and aren't too pushy. Reality based. Needs to be more proactive.
Republican: Serve themselves and no one else. Theology based. Needs to keep their religion out of their politics entirely.
Green: Have gotten kind of kooky and are ineffectual. "Pie in the Sky" based. Doesn't seem to know how to run a campaign or political party... isn't viable. Causes more harm than good (see 2000 election).
Tea Party: Farking nuts... all of them. They're essentially Republicans who completely lost their minds after Obama was elected. A dangerous lot.

There are plenty of other little political parties that show up on the ballots, but their party affiliation often means little. I consider those folks for state and local level positions, but only if I can find valid reasons for supporting them. Often if it is a local candidate, I will make the effort to meet that person at a political rally or by showing up at their campaign offices (if they even have one, many do not). I find that I'm usually pretty good at 'reading' people I meet in person and can get a better feel for the candidate if I can actually meet the person.

And no... I'm not talking about mind reading or anything of the sort... more like I've studied human behavior and am very good at telling when a person isn't being honest with me (people say a lot more with their bodies/faces than they often do with their mouths).

A lot of people I know are far too jaded by politics to pay much attention to it anymore. To some degree I'm a bit jaded about it too, but I really try to stay realistic about my expectations. If I find that a politician and I hold the same (or very similar) positions on anything, I'm pleased. If I can find a politician I agree with more often than I disagree with, that's a freakin' miracle. A politician that I agree with all the time? Doesn't exist... because I'm not running for office.

I admit... I think I would actually make a decent politician of some sort, but I can't run for office... I was... reckless in my youth, to put it mildly.
 
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