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2012-09-14 08:47:12 AM
President Obama spoke on Libya. He strongly condemned the killings and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. And when Obama vows to track you down and kill you, that's no mixed message. He means what he says. Ask Osama bin Laden.

Don't make the president angry, he might raise an eyebrow and then some...
 
2012-09-14 08:49:19 AM
That after 2013 he'll only be a memory?
 
2012-09-14 09:11:47 AM
theswash.com
"I AM THE ONE WHO FLOPS!"
 
2012-09-14 10:01:39 AM
Further adding to Romney's sense of siege must be the media, which is feasting on his mistakes and shortcomings, and the constant carping from conservative circles that he is falling short on this or that.

y'know, Limbaugh was ranting about that yesterday. the bit about the media being out to 'get Romney'. I wasn't sure what he meant, but Limbaugh was saying something about the media was out to get Romney, made mention of late night talk shows, Hollywood, comedians....all going after Romney and how unfair it was.

for my part, I can't figure out what Romney's plan is on any of this. To me, he seems unfocused, out of touch and completely unaware of the image he projects to the rest of the country. he comes across as arrogant, isolated and not very bright. that smirk he let loose recently didn't help matters any. it just doesn't seem like Romney's able to avoid making what amount to rookie level mistakes. I keep thinking 'THIS is the Republican's best? THIS is the guy they think should be leader!?' where's the A list material? where's the honor, the integrity? all I see is a guy in a $4000 suit who's telling me he's better than I am and that I should vote for him 'cause he's rich.
 
2012-09-14 10:09:21 AM
...Ryan's a methhead?

Explains the marathon time.
 
2012-09-14 10:09:43 AM
I want to see Romney with a shaved head, and a goatee.
 
2012-09-14 10:09:49 AM
He's going to get swallowed by a vat of blue acid?
 
2012-09-14 10:12:04 AM

Cinaed: I want to see Romney with a shaved head, and a goatee.


You've just described his genitals.

/which also have an eyepatch
 
2012-09-14 10:14:00 AM
i.imgur.com

"You had one thing to do, one thing! That is the only thing, I might add, that would save our lives. And you were right there. You were in the White House and you didn't have the guts to do it!"
 
2012-09-14 10:14:06 AM
Well this is an article full of things we already knew, and had no reason to bring up Breaking Bad. I'm guessing the author just got Netflix.
 
2012-09-14 10:14:38 AM
We're going to see him standing there in his tighty-whities?
 
2012-09-14 10:15:47 AM
Romney smiles when American's die. That's all I need to know about this election.
 
2012-09-14 10:15:51 AM
Nothing, subby. People think Breaking Bad is cool and they actually look forward to seeing it.
 
2012-09-14 10:16:36 AM
Romney and Walt pay 0% taxes..

8.mshcdn.com
 
2012-09-14 10:17:00 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-14 10:19:20 AM
Please be meth, please be meth, please be meth...
 
2012-09-14 10:20:19 AM
www.washingtonpost.com

Sorry, I don't get my news from ventriloquists.
 
2012-09-14 10:22:23 AM
I haven't seen much of Breaking Bad, but as far as the headline goes I'd say, "One make dope and one makes derp."
 
2012-09-14 10:26:36 AM
What does Romney have in common with Breaking Bad

Money-laundering. Wait, do they have Lazer Tag in the Caymans?
 
2012-09-14 10:27:56 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-14 10:29:01 AM
Is Romney in a fugue state?
 
2012-09-14 10:31:58 AM

hinten: President Obama spoke on Libya. He strongly condemned the killings and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. And when Obama vows to track you down and kill you, that's no mixed message. He means what he says. Ask Osama bin Laden.

Don't make the president angry, he might raise an eyebrow and then some...


THIS
 
2012-09-14 10:33:02 AM

PonceAlyosha: [www.washingtonpost.com image 620x115]

Sorry, I don't get my news from ventriloquists.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-14 10:33:29 AM

Achi11es: hinten: President Obama spoke on Libya. He strongly condemned the killings and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. And when Obama vows to track you down and kill you, that's no mixed message. He means what he says. Ask Osama bin Laden.

Don't make the president angry, he might raise an eyebrow and then some...

THIS


Obama's foreign policy can be summed up as "speak softly and have an army of hunter-killer robots."
 
2012-09-14 10:35:19 AM

hinten: Don't make the president angry


cache.gawker.com
 
2012-09-14 10:36:22 AM
 
2012-09-14 10:36:36 AM

Weaver95: Further adding to Romney's sense of siege must be the media, which is feasting on his mistakes and shortcomings, and the constant carping from conservative circles that he is falling short on this or that.

y'know, Limbaugh was ranting about that yesterday. the bit about the media being out to 'get Romney'. I wasn't sure what he meant, but Limbaugh was saying something about the media was out to get Romney, made mention of late night talk shows, Hollywood, comedians....all going after Romney and how unfair it was.

for my part, I can't figure out what Romney's plan is on any of this. To me, he seems unfocused, out of touch and completely unaware of the image he projects to the rest of the country. he comes across as arrogant, isolated and not very bright. that smirk he let loose recently didn't help matters any. it just doesn't seem like Romney's able to avoid making what amount to rookie level mistakes. I keep thinking 'THIS is the Republican's best? THIS is the guy they think should be leader!?' where's the A list material? where's the honor, the integrity? all I see is a guy in a $4000 suit who's telling me he's better than I am and that I should vote for him 'cause he's rich.


See, the deal is; Romney is providing fodder for the media and the comedians to work with. They aren't on top of him because of some "bias", they're on top of him because he keeps on providing them with the shiat that they need. Hell, I think that the only reasons he's still in this race is because one issue doesn't have time to grow and fester before he comes up with another and forget about the first. It he didn't have do many foot in mouth episodes, then the shiat would build up. Instead, it ends up being smaller parts of a long narrative that nobody will have the time to put together until later.
 
2012-09-14 10:36:41 AM

Weaver95: Further adding to Romney's sense of siege must be the media, which is feasting on his mistakes and shortcomings, and the constant carping from conservative circles that he is falling short on this or that.

y'know, Limbaugh was ranting about that yesterday. the bit about the media being out to 'get Romney'. I wasn't sure what he meant, but Limbaugh was saying something about the media was out to get Romney, made mention of late night talk shows, Hollywood, comedians....all going after Romney and how unfair it was.

for my part, I can't figure out what Romney's plan is on any of this. To me, he seems unfocused, out of touch and completely unaware of the image he projects to the rest of the country. he comes across as arrogant, isolated and not very bright. that smirk he let loose recently didn't help matters any. it just doesn't seem like Romney's able to avoid making what amount to rookie level mistakes. I keep thinking 'THIS is the Republican's best? THIS is the guy they think should be leader!?' where's the A list material? where's the honor, the integrity? all I see is a guy in a $4000 suit who's telling me he's better than I am and that I should vote for him 'cause he's rich.


I'm guessing Rush didn't point out that the NYT pulled an article in which a Romney Advisor basically came out and admitted they jumped he death of Americans Citizens as an opportunity to score political points, and replaced it with a whitewashed article without the quotes.
 
2012-09-14 10:38:20 AM

PonceAlyosha: Achi11es: hinten: President Obama spoke on Libya. He strongly condemned the killings and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. And when Obama vows to track you down and kill you, that's no mixed message. He means what he says. Ask Osama bin Laden.

Don't make the president angry, he might raise an eyebrow and then some...

THIS

Obama's foreign policy can be summed up as "speak softly and have an army of hunter-killer robots."


You must be right. Everyone hates America because of Obama
 
2012-09-14 10:39:51 AM
 
2012-09-14 10:40:58 AM
Crystal. High. Good.
 
2012-09-14 10:41:47 AM
cdn2.mamapop.com

Ryan...it's done
 
2012-09-14 10:42:15 AM

InmanRoshi:
I'm guessing Rush didn't point out that the NYT pulled an article in which a Romney Advisor basically came out and admitted they jumped he death of Americans Citizens as an opportunity to score political points, and replaced it with a whitewashed article without the quotes.


it's not even a secret anymore - team Romney has been fairly open about the idea that they see any disaster as an opportunity to attack Obama. like I said - that's sick and demented but it's in the GOP playbook now.
 
2012-09-14 10:46:02 AM

Zoophagous: Is Romney in a fugue state?


That would explain a lot.
 
2012-09-14 10:50:21 AM

Weaver95: Further adding to Romney's sense of siege must be the media, which is feasting on his mistakes and shortcomings, and the constant carping from conservative circles that he is falling short on this or that.

y'know, Limbaugh was ranting about that yesterday. the bit about the media being out to 'get Romney'. I wasn't sure what he meant, but Limbaugh was saying something about the media was out to get Romney, made mention of late night talk shows, Hollywood, comedians....all going after Romney and how unfair it was.

for my part, I can't figure out what Romney's plan is on any of this. To me, he seems unfocused, out of touch and completely unaware of the image he projects to the rest of the country. he comes across as arrogant, isolated and not very bright. that smirk he let loose recently didn't help matters any. it just doesn't seem like Romney's able to avoid making what amount to rookie level mistakes. I keep thinking 'THIS is the Republican's best? THIS is the guy they think should be leader!?' where's the A list material? where's the honor, the integrity? all I see is a guy in a $4000 suit who's telling me he's better than I am and that I should vote for him 'cause he's rich.


This was kinda the topic on Brian Williams' show last night (which I randomly watched): that in general, the media has become fixated on gaffes because it's so easy to report. Both Republicans and Democrats have literally hundreds of people who spend all day watching every and all news feeds looking for someone to say something stupid, and when they find it, they pitch it to the mainstream media. It's cheap to report and looks like serious journalism (and sometimes it certainly is).

And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.
 
2012-09-14 10:55:33 AM

Achi11es: PonceAlyosha: Achi11es: hinten: President Obama spoke on Libya. He strongly condemned the killings and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. And when Obama vows to track you down and kill you, that's no mixed message. He means what he says. Ask Osama bin Laden.

Don't make the president angry, he might raise an eyebrow and then some...

THIS

Obama's foreign policy can be summed up as "speak softly and have an army of hunter-killer robots."

You must be right. Everyone hates America because of Obama


It's my curse. I'm always right, but never for the reasons you'd expect.

/pekkaw said the prophecy bird
 
2012-09-14 10:59:07 AM

thornhill:
And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.


when you run for the Office of President, you had better be very much aware that everything you say and do is gonna end up being analyzed to death (and sometimes beyond). But i'm not even talking about that - this election cycle has actually been a disaster for the GOP as a whole. look at what happened with the Sandra Fluke debacle. Limbaugh turned a grad student into a powerful political figure and generated a massive backlash against Republican interests nationwide all because he misunderstood the impact of his words once they hit the airwaves and got into the blogosphere. Its not just Romney who's completely underestimated the impact their words have, it's most Republicans period.
 
2012-09-14 11:01:36 AM
Don't make the president angry, he might raise an eyebrow and then some...

Nah, he's a new age, sensitive guy...


"After 'a particularly trying day' President Obama sat down to watch a movie in the White House and found himself in tears. He spoke about 'tearing up' to best-selling author Michael Lewis, who was given extraordinary access over eight months for a Vanity Fair interview. But White House officials have barred Lewis from repeating the President's actual words".


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2202918/President-Obama-admi ts-tearing-end-hard-day.html#ixzz26SMgl4Mm
 
2012-09-14 11:06:14 AM

Weaver95: thornhill:
And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.

when you run for the Office of President, you had better be very much aware that everything you say and do is gonna end up being analyzed to death (and sometimes beyond). But i'm not even talking about that - this election cycle has actually been a disaster for the GOP as a whole. look at what happened with the Sandra Fluke debacle. Limbaugh turned a grad student into a powerful political figure and generated a massive backlash against Republican interests nationwide all because he misunderstood the impact of his words once they hit the airwaves and got into the blogosphere. Its not just Romney who's completely underestimated the impact their words have, it's most Republicans period.


The issuing specifically with Limbaugh and the other conservative commentators, is that when they say something outrageous, GOP elected officials refuse to call them out -- and by doing that, they further empower them. The GOP ha let Limbaugh become one of their spokesmen but remaining silent on everything he says.
 
2012-09-14 11:09:58 AM

thornhill: Weaver95: Further adding to Romney's sense of siege must be the media, which is feasting on his mistakes and shortcomings, and the constant carping from conservative circles that he is falling short on this or that.

y'know, Limbaugh was ranting about that yesterday. the bit about the media being out to 'get Romney'. I wasn't sure what he meant, but Limbaugh was saying something about the media was out to get Romney, made mention of late night talk shows, Hollywood, comedians....all going after Romney and how unfair it was.

for my part, I can't figure out what Romney's plan is on any of this. To me, he seems unfocused, out of touch and completely unaware of the image he projects to the rest of the country. he comes across as arrogant, isolated and not very bright. that smirk he let loose recently didn't help matters any. it just doesn't seem like Romney's able to avoid making what amount to rookie level mistakes. I keep thinking 'THIS is the Republican's best? THIS is the guy they think should be leader!?' where's the A list material? where's the honor, the integrity? all I see is a guy in a $4000 suit who's telling me he's better than I am and that I should vote for him 'cause he's rich.

This was kinda the topic on Brian Williams' show last night (which I randomly watched): that in general, the media has become fixated on gaffes because it's so easy to report. Both Republicans and Democrats have literally hundreds of people who spend all day watching every and all news feeds looking for someone to say something stupid, and when they find it, they pitch it to the mainstream media. It's cheap to report and looks like serious journalism (and sometimes it certainly is).

And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.


No, Romney and Ryan have not been making gaffes. A gaffe is when you make a mistake and say the wrong thing when it was clear you meant to say something else, basically like a brain cramp.

What Romney has been doing is straight messing up, and he doesn't seem to realize that he is doing so because he continues to do the same thing over and over again, not learning from before. In fact this reminds me of the Parks and Recreation story line with Leslie running for office against the rich guy. The rich guy was an immature childish idiot who didn't do anything and constantly farked up, but expected to win the campaign simply because he was rich and wanted it. That right there is what I think of Romney. I think he expects to get anything he wants, including the presidency, because he is rich and wants it, and now he is getting frustrated because it doesn't seem to be turning out that way for him.
 
2012-09-14 11:12:54 AM

thornhill:
And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.


If the Von Lyin' Express continues to push against the fact checkers and keeps dodging questions with BS answers, I think the media will finally say , "Fark it" , and release the hounds.
If the poll numbers keep dropping for Romney&Lyin' Ryan, and if the President's numbers climb, the gloves will come off. There will be blood in the water. Rmoney's goose will be cooked. That dog won't hunt.

\I'll stop now.
 
2012-09-14 11:14:17 AM

Maud Dib: thornhill:
And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.

If the Von Lyin' Express continues to push against the fact checkers and keeps dodging questions with BS answers, I think the media will finally say , "Fark it" , and release the hounds.
If the poll numbers keep dropping for Romney&Lyin' Ryan, and if the President's numbers climb, the gloves will come off. There will be blood in the water. Rmoney's goose will be cooked. That dog won't hunt.

\I'll stop now.


If Obama hits that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate
 
2012-09-14 11:18:12 AM

thornhill: Weaver95: thornhill:
And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.

when you run for the Office of President, you had better be very much aware that everything you say and do is gonna end up being analyzed to death (and sometimes beyond). But i'm not even talking about that - this election cycle has actually been a disaster for the GOP as a whole. look at what happened with the Sandra Fluke debacle. Limbaugh turned a grad student into a powerful political figure and generated a massive backlash against Republican interests nationwide all because he misunderstood the impact of his words once they hit the airwaves and got into the blogosphere. Its not just Romney who's completely underestimated the impact their words have, it's most Republicans period.

The issuing specifically with Limbaugh and the other conservative commentators, is that when they say something outrageous, GOP elected officials refuse to call them out -- and by doing that, they further empower them. The GOP ha let Limbaugh become one of their spokesmen but remaining silent on everything he says.


well yeah, I get that...but what's weird about all this is that the Republicans are (for lack of a better word) tone deaf when it comes to hearing what the voters are saying. the GOP is pretty open about their agenda (tax cuts for the rich, no abortions ever, blowing up the desert, strip mining yellowstone national park and more tax cuts for the rich)...but the communication is all one way. they don't seem to understand that people can and do talk directly to one another, and are forming their own opinions without any centralized control from the party higher-ups.
 
2012-09-14 11:21:07 AM

Weaver95: they don't seem to understand that people can and do talk directly to one another, and are forming their own opinions without any centralized control from the party higher-ups.


Not people in nursing homes. That's who they're aiming for now.
 
2012-09-14 11:21:20 AM

ongbok: thornhill: Weaver95: Further adding to Romney's sense of siege must be the media, which is feasting on his mistakes and shortcomings, and the constant carping from conservative circles that he is falling short on this or that.

y'know, Limbaugh was ranting about that yesterday. the bit about the media being out to 'get Romney'. I wasn't sure what he meant, but Limbaugh was saying something about the media was out to get Romney, made mention of late night talk shows, Hollywood, comedians....all going after Romney and how unfair it was.

for my part, I can't figure out what Romney's plan is on any of this. To me, he seems unfocused, out of touch and completely unaware of the image he projects to the rest of the country. he comes across as arrogant, isolated and not very bright. that smirk he let loose recently didn't help matters any. it just doesn't seem like Romney's able to avoid making what amount to rookie level mistakes. I keep thinking 'THIS is the Republican's best? THIS is the guy they think should be leader!?' where's the A list material? where's the honor, the integrity? all I see is a guy in a $4000 suit who's telling me he's better than I am and that I should vote for him 'cause he's rich.

This was kinda the topic on Brian Williams' show last night (which I randomly watched): that in general, the media has become fixated on gaffes because it's so easy to report. Both Republicans and Democrats have literally hundreds of people who spend all day watching every and all news feeds looking for someone to say something stupid, and when they find it, they pitch it to the mainstream media. It's cheap to report and looks like serious journalism (and sometimes it certainly is).

And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.

No, Romney and Ryan have not been making gaffes. A gaffe is when you make a mistake and say the wrong thi ...


I disagree, it's the gaffes that are getting more play than the lies.

For example: Paul Ryan and the marathon time. I think he made a mistake that most people would -- he didn't want to say that he didn't remember his time, so he just threw a number out there without considering that someone would check it (like if someone were to ask you how many pushups you could do, you'd just quote a number that sounds impressive and also plausible -- it's human nature). Three weeks later people are talking about it more than much more serious lies, like his continued insistance that he never voted for defense cuts even though he did when he voted for the Budget Control Act. That is a much more important insight into his character than this whole flap on his marathon time.
 
2012-09-14 11:30:44 AM

AnotherBluesStringer: Well this is an article full of things we already knew, and had no reason to bring up Breaking Bad. I'm guessing the author just got Netflix.


Using pop culture references makes your material "edgy" and "more relevant" or something.
 
2012-09-14 11:31:34 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-14 11:33:36 AM

PonceAlyosha: Achi11es: PonceAlyosha: Achi11es: hinten: President Obama spoke on Libya. He strongly condemned the killings and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. And when Obama vows to track you down and kill you, that's no mixed message. He means what he says. Ask Osama bin Laden.

Don't make the president angry, he might raise an eyebrow and then some...

THIS

Obama's foreign policy can be summed up as "speak softly and have an army of hunter-killer robots."

You must be right. Everyone hates America because of Obama

It's my curse. I'm always right, but never for the reasons you'd expect.

/pekkaw said the prophecy bird


Putting the pipe down is a good first step
 
2012-09-14 11:44:59 AM

Weaver95: thornhill: Weaver95: thornhill:
And in this election cycle, Romney and Ryan have made far more gaffes than Obama. They don't seem to get that every single thing they say will be picked apart word by word.

when you run for the Office of President, you had better be very much aware that everything you say and do is gonna end up being analyzed to death (and sometimes beyond). But i'm not even talking about that - this election cycle has actually been a disaster for the GOP as a whole. look at what happened with the Sandra Fluke debacle. Limbaugh turned a grad student into a powerful political figure and generated a massive backlash against Republican interests nationwide all because he misunderstood the impact of his words once they hit the airwaves and got into the blogosphere. Its not just Romney who's completely underestimated the impact their words have, it's most Republicans period.

The issuing specifically with Limbaugh and the other conservative commentators, is that when they say something outrageous, GOP elected officials refuse to call them out -- and by doing that, they further empower them. The GOP ha let Limbaugh become one of their spokesmen but remaining silent on everything he says.

well yeah, I get that...but what's weird about all this is that the Republicans are (for lack of a better word) tone deaf when it comes to hearing what the voters are saying. the GOP is pretty open about their agenda (tax cuts for the rich, no abortions ever, blowing up the desert, strip mining yellowstone national park and more tax cuts for the rich)...but the communication is all one way. they don't seem to understand that people can and do talk directly to one another, and are forming their own opinions without any centralized control from the party higher-ups.


But polling actually shows that about 40+ percent of Americans agree with all of that. Remember, Romney may be losing, but not by a lot.

The GOP problem is that they spend so much time catering to the most extreme elements of their party who are going to vote for them no matter what, that they're completely alienating certain constituencies, such as Latinos.

Remember, Bush won 40 percent of the Latino vote in 2008. Romney is polling at 30 percent; if he gets up to 40 percent he'll win the election.
 
2012-09-14 11:51:13 AM

thornhill:

Remember, Bush won 40 percent of the Latino vote in 2008. Romney is polling at 30 percent; if he gets up to 40 percent he'll win the election


If Romney had an actual personality he might have a shot at that...but Mitt's problem is that he really IS an out of touch white guy who can't seem to wrap his head around the fact that the rest of the country doesn't live a life of wealth and privilege like he does. he's the boss everyone hates to have for an office manager.
 
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