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2012-09-18 01:11:51 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Thing is, he didn't piss off his base though. He probably got them more excited to vote for him. There's this nebulous conservative ideology that there are hordes of minorities suckling the teat of big government at the expense of white taxpayers. Even if the white taxpayer in question doesn't pay federal income tax and is reliant on entitlement programs to survive. Conservative voters will see Romney's statements, nod their heads at a big government punishing the white man, then go cash their Social Security check without batting an eye. The guy on unemployment down at the bar isn't "one of those people" either. He's got circumstances that make it all right for him, but not for anyone else.


I have a feeling this election is about to take a really, really ugly turn for the nasty starting tomorrow. People just think they've seen race baiting and dog whistle blowing up to this point, but they haven't seen anything yet. Mitt can't walk this back, so he's got no choice but to tall all in and clarify that when he points to "them" he doesn't mean Granny Myrtle getting her social security check, he means THEM. THEM coming to get YOURS. And he's going to spend a few hundred million or so in ads to drive home this clarification.

McCain had some sense of dignity and a lifelong career as past, current and future Senator to keep him from completely going off to the dark side. Mitt has no ethics. He has no political career after this. He's used to slitting throats to get what he wants, and he's been reaching for this goal for the better part of 6 years.
 
2012-09-18 01:12:20 AM  

Sabyen91: Thigvald the Big-Balled: If the comments on the ABC News article are any indication (and I realize they probably aren't), the Repubs will refuse to walk this one back, but will double down on it instead.

\evidently ABC = "All Barack Channel"
\\derp

The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.


he needs teleprompters i guess
 
2012-09-18 01:12:37 AM  

Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.


Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.
 
2012-09-18 01:12:44 AM  

Tymast: Sabyen91: Thigvald the Big-Balled: If the comments on the ABC News article are any indication (and I realize they probably aren't), the Repubs will refuse to walk this one back, but will double down on it instead.

\evidently ABC = "All Barack Channel"
\\derp

The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

he needs teleprompters i guess


Yeah, badly.
 
2012-09-18 01:12:48 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Pretty sure most Americans remember what happened last Tuesday.


BEST ARBY'S COUPONS ALL YEAR.

Oh and some people were upset about something. Guess they didn't get a coupon.
 
2012-09-18 01:13:06 AM  

Confabulat: It's still 2 months to the election almost. A lot can happen between now and then. American's can't remember past last Tuesday.


And you said you'd never forget!

image.blingee.com

and then,

deathandtaxesmag.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
 
2012-09-18 01:13:34 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: themeaningoflifeisnot: It's interesting how few of the Romney derpers showed up in this thread to defend his honor. Normally criticism of the All High Leader brings the conservabots out in force. I guess this latest idiocy of Romney's is too much for even them to take.

The real leader of the GOP won't broadcast their instructions til tomorrow.


I guess they're waiting for Rove and Gillespie to issue their marching orders in the morning.
 
2012-09-18 01:14:06 AM  
They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.
 
2012-09-18 01:15:05 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.


Agreed. He was talking to his people. He was comfortable and telling it like it is (to him). This is Mitt Romney.
 
2012-09-18 01:15:42 AM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.


They didn't walk back the Libya comments...
 
2012-09-18 01:16:06 AM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.


of course, the base is too busy worrying about boys kissing to realise that they're being farked
 
2012-09-18 01:17:09 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Son, I am disappoint.
 
2012-09-18 01:17:28 AM  
Right now the Romney strategists are furiously beaming anti-Muslim films into Egypt and Libya and Indonesia, desperately hoping for a Republican break through on the Arab street.
 
2012-09-18 01:18:00 AM  

Sabyen91: Master of the Flying Guillotine: They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.

They didn't walk back the Libya comments...


Which is funny because by the end of last week Romney had the exact same position as the Cairo embassy and the Obama administration.
 
2012-09-18 01:18:13 AM  

mrshowrules: I have to go to bed soon. I thought the video was was epic failure but the press conference video actually is beyond that if possible. I think Obama has a chance to take Texas.


You might even say it's... beyond the impossible.

OF COURSE! With all of Mitt Romney's spinning, he's attempted to become a source of Spiral (or perhaps Anti-Spiral) energy!

HIS IS THE DERP THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!
 
2012-09-18 01:18:43 AM  
The irony here (at least to me) is that this is the Romney Newt Gingrich warned us about 9 months ago.

I had mistakenly assumed that there was a good chance Romney could actually win, and was resigned to accept it. I figured a Romney admin wouldn't be that fundamentally different from Obama's; despite all the constant partisan bickering, the two parties are both beholden to the same big donors and couldn't care less about the rest of us for the most part. The Dems are slightly better at keeping the playing field less tilted
 
2012-09-18 01:18:48 AM  
Damnit my previous comment has caused me to picture Barack Obama piloting Gurren Lagann. It amuses me.
 
2012-09-18 01:19:00 AM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: Sabyen91: Master of the Flying Guillotine: They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.

They didn't walk back the Libya comments...

Which is funny because by the end of last week Romney had the exact same position as the Cairo embassy and the Obama administration.


I know. He ended up apologizing to Muslims...oops, I mean saying that movie sucked.
 
2012-09-18 01:20:48 AM  
Screw you "Add Comment" button and sensitive MacBook trackpad.
I'm off to bed.
Night.
 
2012-09-18 01:24:17 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.


Either that or he doesn't really feel that way and was just playing to the room.

Next week's video: Romney literally sucking dick for campaign contributions.
 
2012-09-18 01:25:46 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.

Either that or he doesn't really feel that way and was just playing to the room.

Next week's video: Romney literally sucking dick for campaign contributions.


Which makes it worse.
 
2012-09-18 01:26:29 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.

Either that or he doesn't really feel that way and was just playing to the room.

Next week's video: Romney literally sucking dick for campaign contributions.


I hear Sheldon Adelson likes giving him the angry pirate. I am not saying it is true, it is just what some people are saying.
 
2012-09-18 01:27:21 AM  
The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.
 
2012-09-18 01:31:08 AM  

o5iiawah: o5iiawah: Aarontology: Yeah, those soldiers and veterans need to shut the f*ck up.

Soldiers and veterans are entitled to healthcare, education and housing.

The Constitution. Read it. You might sound like less of a dipshiat.

beakerxf: and when they provide too much for their citizens

Food, Education, healthcare and Housing are all free in Cuba. It is such a fantastic place that tens of thousands of people try to swim 80+ miles to get the fark away from it.


Government cant "Give" food, healthcare, education or housing without taking the equivalent resources from someone else. When everyone is entitled to receive, nobody produces. When nobody produces, you get Cambodia, the USSR, etc...

Amazing that after 150M dead in the 20th century we still have to debate this.

If I pay into a flex healthcare account, I get to use those funds for my healthcare. If I'm a first-time homebuyer, I get down payment assistance, as long as I live in the house for 5 years. In other words, there are ways to govern without being a free flowing teet to the masses. We'll give you something as long you do your part. Tit for tat. It's very effective as a motivating tool.

If a nation wants to be competitive, they better offer free education. Seriously, make your population choose between paying for food or education? Forget being competitive on a world level..

 
2012-09-18 01:35:27 AM  
Well, bye, you lousy f*ckwad.
 
2012-09-18 01:41:46 AM  

sirrerun: The irony here (at least to me) is that this is the Romney Newt Gingrich warned us about 9 months ago.

I had mistakenly assumed that there was a good chance Romney could actually win, and was resigned to accept it. I figured a Romney admin wouldn't be that fundamentally different from Obama's; despite all the constant partisan bickering, the two parties are both beholden to the same big donors and couldn't care less about the rest of us for the most part. The Dems are slightly better at keeping the playing field less tilted


A Romney administration would be pretty Mormon. Bob Bennett, Mike Leavitt, Jason Chaffetz, a few Mormon business leaders thrown in and you've got yourself a White House Quorum!
 
2012-09-18 01:42:19 AM  

Pinner: sirrerun: The irony here (at least to me) is that this is the Romney Newt Gingrich warned us about 9 months ago.

I had mistakenly assumed that there was a good chance Romney could actually win, and was resigned to accept it. I figured a Romney admin wouldn't be that fundamentally different from Obama's; despite all the constant partisan bickering, the two parties are both beholden to the same big donors and couldn't care less about the rest of us for the most part. The Dems are slightly better at keeping the playing field less tilted

A Romney administration would be pretty Mormon. Bob Bennett, Mike Leavitt, Jason Chaffetz, a few Mormon business leaders thrown in and you've got yourself a White House Quorum!


What is worse is they are all Bushies.
 
2012-09-18 01:45:01 AM  

semiotix: Who's the Libertarian candidate? His chances at an electoral vote or three just got a lot better.


That'd be Gary Johnson, and I hope you're right. He's easily the second best choice on the ballot.
 
2012-09-18 01:47:02 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-18 01:48:24 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.


As a racing fan and Obama supporter...my funny click goes to you, sir. I shall also be giving you a smart click, as well.
 
2012-09-18 01:51:03 AM  

o5iiawah: Aarontology: Yeah, those soldiers and veterans need to shut the f*ck up.

Soldiers and veterans are entitled to healthcare, education and housing.

The Constitution. Read it. You might sound like less of a dipshiat.

beakerxf: and when they provide too much for their citizens

Food, Education, healthcare and Housing are all free in Cuba. It is such a fantastic place that tens of thousands of people try to swim 80+ miles to get the fark away from it.


Government cant "Give" food, healthcare, education or housing without taking the equivalent resources from someone else. When everyone is entitled to receive, nobody produces. When nobody produces, you get Cambodia, the USSR, etc...

Amazing that after 150M dead in the 20th century we still have to debate this.


...and defense. Don't forget that we're not entitled to the military defense, If we wanted to be serious about it, we'd require the 2 year of service that other countries require and we'd have a much smaller R&D budget.

Don't want to get blown up by a terrorist? It's up to you.
 
2012-09-18 01:53:18 AM  

InmanRoshi: People just think they've seen race baiting and dog whistle blowing up to this point, but they haven't seen anything yet. Mitt can't walk this back, so he's got no choice but to tall all in and clarify that when he points to "them" he doesn't mean Granny Myrtle getting her social security check, he means THEM. THEM coming to get YOURS. And he's going to spend a few hundred million or so in ads to drive home this clarification.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-18 01:54:09 AM  

Clutch2013: shower_in_my_socks: The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.

As a racing fan and Obama supporter...my funny click goes to you, sir. I shall also be giving you a smart click, as well.



And a 'smart' click to you, sir!
 
2012-09-18 01:54:31 AM  
That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?
 
2012-09-18 01:55:18 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: InmanRoshi: People just think they've seen race baiting and dog whistle blowing up to this point, but they haven't seen anything yet. Mitt can't walk this back, so he's got no choice but to tall all in and clarify that when he points to "them" he doesn't mean Granny Myrtle getting her social security check, he means THEM. THEM coming to get YOURS. And he's going to spend a few hundred million or so in ads to drive home this clarification.

[i.imgur.com image 800x494]


That cat is huge. He is going to whoop that dog.
 
2012-09-18 01:59:22 AM  

Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?


You don't think they're moving items into the house, do you? 

That's a looting truck. Welcome to Obama's America.
 
2012-09-18 02:00:59 AM  
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2012-09-18 02:01:13 AM  

Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?


Yup. And in a few years the neighborhood boys will be getting all up in that girls pussy, she'll get pregnant and apply for food stamps.
 
2012-09-18 02:01:15 AM  
I have read this whole thread. Epic.

About the size of this story: Romney's Egyptian embassy screwup was entertaining, but I don't think many swing voters paid much attention to the details. The tax returns are a bit bigger, but still not a big deal to the undecideds (even though it should be).

This one might be different. It sure appears that blood is in the water. The 10pm EST press conference is the political equivalent of a four alarm fire, and there's no denying that on the very day the campaign was changing course they're suddenly back on defensive in a major way. And this is no minor PR headache; it appears now to be the biggest of the campaign to date. Nothing starts a media firestorm like the words "secret video."

It will barely hurt him with his base, but the undecideds might be a little put off. Romney might still be able to survive, but he better hope like hell that there's nothing worse coming out on the full tape tomorrow. If there is, that might be it for him... and we're still two weeks away from the first debate! Unbelievable.

Romney wasn't my choice, but up until today, I didn't actually think of him as a bad person. Now he seems like a complete and utter creep.

Who knew the Occupy Wall Street crowd were right all this time?
 
2012-09-18 02:01:35 AM  

Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?


And don't get me started on the fact the girl is into white pussy!
 
2012-09-18 02:02:45 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Who knew the Occupy Wall Street crowd were right all this time?



Well... a lot of us, actually.
 
2012-09-18 02:03:45 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.


I like this. GOP analogies.

This is like when a woman gets married to a guy, but finds out at the altar that it's really another woman, so it was actually a gay marriage. And then the woman you accidentally gay married has an abortion on the altar and shot puts the bloody fetus into the crowd.
 
2012-09-18 02:03:57 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Romney wasn't my choice, but up until today, I didn't actually think of him as a bad person. Now he seems like a complete and utter creep.


He has been hinting at it all along but it is different when he flat out comes out and says it.
 
2012-09-18 02:05:54 AM  


home.comcast.net

A Romney administration would be pretty Mormon. Bob Bennett, Mike Leavitt, Jason Chaffetz, a few Mormon business leaders thrown in and you've got yourself a White House Quorum, baby!
 
2012-09-18 02:06:27 AM  

GhostFish: Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?

You don't think they're moving items into the house, do you? 

That's a looting truck. Welcome to Obama's America.


That dude is going to love Heineken.

Pinner: Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?

Yup. And in a few years the neighborhood boys will be getting all up in that girls pussy, she'll get pregnant and apply for food stamps.


At least she will get a Cadillac out of the deal.

Shrugging Atlas: Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?

And don't get me started on the fact the girl is into white pussy!


This one...hmm, how racist and offensive can I get...Damn, that is a fat white pussy. Typical.
 
2012-09-18 02:08:15 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: It will barely hurt him with his base,


I see your point here, and I think you are right but there's something else at play here.

While his comments won't scare off his base...the fact this is the latest event to make him look more likely to lose in November than ever will start to scare them off.

People will stay home if the guy is a complete turnoff and is clearly going to lose on Election Day. Will that matter in Oklahoma? No. But it could make a HUGE difference in states with close downticket House or Senate races.

So again, while I see your point I think you're going to start seeing a critical mass with these comments where people who would otherwise vote for the Republican nominee just says, "Fark it."

My dad finally got there recently. He won't be voting for Romney, and is more than likely not going to vote at all because he's that discouraged, especially when his downticket Republican candidate is Todd Farking Akin. My dad stays home, and that's a straight ticket 'R' ballot kicked to the curb.
 
2012-09-18 02:09:13 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Romney wasn't my choice, but up until today, I didn't actually think of him as a bad person. Now he seems like a complete and utter creep.


This is what I was attempting to say upthread.
But you phrased it much more elegantly.
 
2012-09-18 02:10:06 AM  
It's the absolute disgust and disdain he has for half the country he hopes to lead.
 
2012-09-18 02:11:14 AM  
Apparently he dislikes the elderly and war veterans.
 
2012-09-18 02:12:49 AM  

cloud_van_dame: Apparently he dislikes the elderly and war veterans.


and dogs.
 
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