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(Washington Post)   Lefties believe that confidence in a president is a weakness   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 144
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2012-09-14 08:29:03 AM
Most farkers believe there's a policy by at least one mod to amp up politics with incendiary headlines for profit or for fun.

Literally, Fark has become history's greatest monster.
 
2012-09-14 08:30:35 AM

Generation_D: Literally, Fark has become history's greatest monster.


Agreed. It's worse than Hitler!
 
2012-09-14 08:33:21 AM
No, but we believe that stupid people's jingoism is pathetic, whether or not it comes from Ameicans.
 
2012-09-14 08:38:08 AM
Not confidence subby, arrogance.
 
2012-09-14 08:38:48 AM
Your faith in your friends is yours...
 
2012-09-14 08:40:34 AM

Generation_D: Most farkers believe there's a policy by at least one mod to amp up politics with incendiary headlines for profit or for fun.

Literally, Fark has become history's greatest monster.


Got to feed the beast.

Hard to blame the admins for providing what the masses on here thrive on.
 
2012-09-14 08:44:14 AM

Generation_D: Most farkers believe there's a policy by at least one mod to amp up politics with incendiary headlines for profit or for fun.


FarkAdmins are planning on releasing a video where it shows the Prophet Mohammed eating a bacon double cheeseburger.
 
2012-09-14 08:45:14 AM
No, Subby, I think confidence is great. I just don't like confidence in stupid things. American Exceptionalism is another form of jingoism, and will only lead to badness because yo lose the perspective that you are part of the world too. And having such confidence in your magic sky man that you oppress others in the name of your deity of choice is just infuriating to us folks that stopped believing fairy tales and comic books were real in our childhood.

As it is, the kind of "confidence" possessed by the GOP is that of a schoolyard bully. Big, dumb, wanting to clobber anything that looks at him the wrong way, and ultimately starts pissing himself when someone steps up and smashes them in the face once.

Get over yourselves. I want confidence with intelligence, not fake confidence based on a bewilderingly false sense of superiority.
 
2012-09-14 08:51:32 AM

Generation_D: Literally, Fark has become history's greatest monster.


Literally and figuratively.
 
2012-09-14 09:00:17 AM
The utter fark is this shiat? "Lefties" aren't the ones who've been telling me how "arrogant" the president is for four farking years
 
2012-09-14 09:05:54 AM
What confidence looks like to a right-winger, a brief history in pictures:

2.bp.blogspot.com

press.take88.com

media-3.web.britannica.com

images.abajournal.com

wwwc.mentalfloss.com
 
2012-09-14 09:09:43 AM
Look, confidence is great, as long as your confident about something that is accurate or helpful.

Being "confident" that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was a disaster. Being "confident" that Clint Eastwood would be a good speaker was hilarious. Being "confident" that politicizing the death of a US Ambassador would work out well for you was a mistake.

I mean, I'm "confident" that I'm going to win the lottery, but I'm not going to take a shiat on my bosses desk until I've cashed in, you know?
 
2012-09-14 09:22:46 AM
Confidence that continually leads to mishaps and failure should cause you to examine your goals and methods. When it doesn't, you're stupidly arrogant and prone to reckless and irresponsible behavior.
 
2012-09-14 09:23:15 AM

what_now: Look, confidence is great, as long as your confident about something that is accurate or helpful.


Bingo.

Confidence in something inaccurate is more often referred to as being "psychotically delusional".
 
2012-09-14 09:30:42 AM
Confidence? No. Hubris is the word you're looking for.
 
2012-09-14 09:31:49 AM
That's a fine headline and any of my fellow lefties who can't take a joke need to whine about it at DailyKos.

"Omg, the headlines at Fark are making me feel bad! The government should stop this so I don't read them and feel bad."
 
2012-09-14 09:33:36 AM

Cinaed: Confidence? No. Hubris is the word you're looking for.


Ding! You said the magic word.
 
kab
2012-09-14 09:33:46 AM
Subby, 'confidence' isn't the phrase you're looking for. 'Ineptitude' is.
 
2012-09-14 09:34:53 AM
Righties believe that smirking while politicizing the deaths of Americans abroad before their bodies are even cold demonstrates "confidence".

Now watch while I hit this drive...
 
2012-09-14 09:36:09 AM
I am quite confident this will not be Romney's last boneheaded decision.
 
2012-09-14 09:36:29 AM

St_Francis_P: Generation_D: Literally, Fark has become history's greatest monster.

Agreed. It's worse than Hitler!


It's actually only one half as Hitler, as Hitler. One could also use the equivalent amount of "one quarter Obama".
 
2012-09-14 09:37:06 AM
Righties believe that anything short of constant jingoist dick waving is a sign of weakness and eagerness to apologize.
 
2012-09-14 09:37:45 AM
www.leftorium.com

Howdy Doodly
 
2012-09-14 09:37:57 AM
Confidence is awesome when you're right.

Confidence when you're wrong is not awesome.

There. Now you got it.
 
2012-09-14 09:38:04 AM
Mitt Romney is the sort of decisive decider we need for when the deciding needs to be decided so decisively that facts would only clutter the deciding.

Mitt Romney 2012: Measure once, cut twice!
 
2012-09-14 09:38:10 AM
If you are confident that the grass is blue and the sky is green, then that certainly is a weakness .
 
2012-09-14 09:38:31 AM
Romney sounds like he'd be a great Hollywood honcho. Hire experts and then override their recommendations to make decisions based on personal preference.
 
2012-09-14 09:39:48 AM

St_Francis_P: Generation_D: Literally, Fark has become history's greatest monster.

Agreed. It's worse than Hitler!


5.media.tumblr.com

I mean, just look at history's greatest monster!
 
2012-09-14 09:40:33 AM
Please. Tell me what I believe. You clearly know better than I do.
 
2012-09-14 09:40:36 AM
I remember in 08 when Romney was asked about Guantanamo and if he, as President, would shut it down. His reply was, paraphrased: "Shut down Guantanamo? No. We ought to double Guantanamo."

I think he'd do it.

Obama replied to the same question saying that he would in fact shut it down. Something that he hasn't done.

Bottom line, Romney has the confidence, and the audacity to be President of the United States. No doubt about it. Sometimes he misses the mark when he comments on certain issues. But does that really matter in the big picture? Not a bit.

Obama on the other hand comes off as timid, especially in the face of radical islam. That's not what America wants.
 
2012-09-14 09:40:54 AM

WTF Indeed: That's a fine headline and any of my fellow lefties who can't take a joke need to whine about it at DailyKos.

"Omg, the headlines at Fark are making me feel bad! The government should stop this so I don't read them and feel bad."


Pfft.. You don't really expect me to *read* the article before posting an opinion, do you?

/ It is a good headline.
 
2012-09-14 09:41:15 AM
I love how anyone who doesn't agree with Republicans is just lumped into one group for identification purposes.


left·ies
[lef-teez] Show IPA

noun, plural left·ies. Informal .

lefties: One who does not subscribe to bigotry, political propaganda, fabricated lies, manufactured rage, alternative realities, rewritten history or any other bat shiat crazy lunatic characteristics of the modern day "Republicans", "conservatives" and/or "Teabaggers".
 
2012-09-14 09:41:41 AM
"Lefties" believe "confidence" is not the same thing as "dick-waving bravado."
 
2012-09-14 09:42:15 AM

Generation_D: Most farkers believe there's a policy by at least one mod to amp up politics with incendiary headlines for profit or for fun.

Literally, Fark has become history's greatest monster.


First Farkers complain about the articles, then they complain about the headlines.
How about we get rid of both? I'm pretty sure that the PC police will make Fark a raging success.
 
2012-09-14 09:42:17 AM
Lefties are fortified with vitamins and minerals that growing kids need!
 
2012-09-14 09:42:50 AM

nyseattitude: [lef-teez] Show IPA


www.ufsdeal.com
/hot
 
2012-09-14 09:43:34 AM
pandithnews.com

CONFIDENCE
 
2012-09-14 09:44:29 AM

hinten: I'm pretty sure that the PC police will make Fark a raging success.


Putting absurdity in headlines for comedic affect is one thing. Putting outright bullshiat in it just to be a dick is entirely different.

But, yea, being annoyed that the admin's are putting complete horseshiat in the headlines and greening garbage just to be dickheads is probably all about being "PC police".

Moron.
 
2012-09-14 09:45:10 AM

lunchinlewis: Hard to blame the admins for providing what the masses on here thrive on.


Which is ironic when you consider that Drew initially started Fark as a place to ridicule this sort of behavior in the media. I guess Drew got a taste of that ad revenue. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2012-09-14 09:45:19 AM
Lewis Black: The most important part of travel, is when you come home. Because, that's when you see your country with new eyes. I was amazed to realize that we're - we're the only country that - that tells the rest of the world, on a nearly constant basis, that we're the greatest country on Earth. And that is a little farkin' obnoxious! And they know it's obnoxious. Because, if you were in an office, and there was someone there, who came in every day and said; "I'm the greatest farker here! And you snivelling shiats would die without me! AHAHAHAHA!" I can guarantee that by the end of the week, you'd have killed him! And eaten him, just to try to possess his power!

The bolded part? A Rightie's idea of confidence.
 
2012-09-14 09:45:35 AM
Words mean what I want them to mean, dammit!
 
2012-09-14 09:45:46 AM
Silly me.
I assumed the headline was an accurate description of the tone of the article, and was looking forward to another whacko Jennfier Rubin rant. Her meltdown would be greatly more enjoyable if she wasn't helping to tarnish WaPo's reputation.

Alas, the headline was misleading.
 
2012-09-14 09:46:49 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Mitt Romney is the sort of decisive decider we need for when the deciding needs to be decided so decisively that facts would only clutter the deciding.

Mitt Romney 2012: Measure once, cut twice!


I'm going to steal dat shiz right there.
Measure once, cut twice.

Brilliant!
 
2012-09-14 09:47:07 AM
sno man
Not confidence subby, arrogance.
 
2012-09-14 09:48:07 AM
Romney is a man of many strengths. But one of his weaknesses seems to be supreme confidence in his own abilities and his own gut. How else to explain some of the head-scratching decisions the campaign has made? I've heard political professionals say over and over again that this is the result of a meddling principal.

I think it's great! Romney is out there, leading from the front. I think he should make MORE decisions! he could be a decider! histories GREATEST decider! he could decide things and then maybe fire a few people, then decide some MORE things later in the day. he can decide all day long if he needed too, he's THAT good at deciding.

yup. Romney. he's that kind of guy.
 
MFK
2012-09-14 09:49:01 AM

evoke: I remember in 08 when Romney was asked about Guantanamo and if he, as President, would shut it down. His reply was, paraphrased: "Shut down Guantanamo? No. We ought to double Guantanamo."

I think he'd do it.

Obama replied to the same question saying that he would in fact shut it down. Something that he hasn't done.

Bottom line, Romney has the confidence, and the audacity to be President of the United States. No doubt about it. Sometimes he misses the mark when he comments on certain issues. But does that really matter in the big picture? Not a bit.

Obama on the other hand comes off as timid, especially in the face of radical islam.
That's not what America wants.


i1.kym-cdn.com

I know nuance is hard for your conservative brain to understand but Obama has reached out to MODERATE Islam because they are just regular people - like moderate Christians.

Radical Muslims, on the other hand, get drone strikes.
 
2012-09-14 09:49:03 AM

Weaver95: Romney is a man of many strengths. But one of his weaknesses seems to be supreme confidence in his own abilities and his own gut. How else to explain some of the head-scratching decisions the campaign has made? I've heard political professionals say over and over again that this is the result of a meddling principal.

I think it's great! Romney is out there, leading from the front. I think he should make MORE decisions! he could be a decider! histories GREATEST decider! he could decide things and then maybe fire a few people, then decide some MORE things later in the day. he can decide all day long if he needed too, he's THAT good at deciding.

yup. Romney. he's that kind of guy.


I wouldn't let him decide where people should sit at a Chili's.
 
2012-09-14 09:50:23 AM
Well, yes.
 
2012-09-14 09:50:25 AM

Cubicle Jockey:
Alas, the headline was misleading.


maybe it's a theme? Right wing headlines that have nothing to do with the article (or facts or even reality for that matter) could be seen as social commentary on the Republican parties complete departure from sanity....?

I dunno. i'm just as confused as the rest of you.
 
2012-09-14 09:50:33 AM

evoke: I remember in 08 when Romney was asked about Guantanamo and if he, as President, would shut it down. His reply was, paraphrased: "Shut down Guantanamo? No. We ought to double Guantanamo."

I think he'd do it.

Obama replied to the same question saying that he would in fact shut it down. Something that he hasn't done.

Bottom line, Romney has the confidence, and the audacity to be President of the United States. No doubt about it. Sometimes he misses the mark when he comments on certain issues. But does that really matter in the big picture? Not a bit.

Obama on the other hand comes off as timid, especially in the face of radical islam. That's not what America wants.


Timid. In the face of radical Islam.

Are you farking serious?
 
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