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(The New York Times)   Nate Silver: If Romney wants to win, he needs to go for broke and try to win Pennsylvania and Michigan   (nytimes.com) divider line 27
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2012-09-18 12:43:24 PM
4 votes:

The very best line of the article:

The voters in Iowa and New Hampshire are almost entirely white and mostly rural - factors that ordinarily favor Republicans. But they are also highly educated, which gives Democrats a chance.
 

Bwahahahahaha. Republican rely on stupidity.
2012-09-18 02:18:40 PM
3 votes:

sdd2000: Rmoney may have a problem in PA as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court just struck down the voter ID law.
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In a potentially significant victory for Democrats, the Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court with instructions for that judge to reconsider issuing an injunction.


I hate this first sentence. It should be a victory for the voters of the state, not a political party.
2012-09-18 12:53:39 PM
3 votes:
If Romney wants to win, he'll have to take great strides toward not being Mitt Romney.
2012-09-18 12:51:43 PM
3 votes:
Fark you Romney. I will vote for you on a cold day in hell. And you know what? If you try to 'fight' for PA, I will campaign for Obama. Hell, I'll join the folks signing people up for voter registration outside of Rittenhouse Sq. Just because fark you.
2012-09-18 12:39:06 PM
3 votes:
Only way he can win PA is voter suppression. Only way he can win Michigan is with a time machine.
2012-09-18 12:37:23 PM
3 votes:
In Michigan he can start by reading his editorial explaining why Detroit should have gone bankrupt.
2012-09-18 02:05:45 PM
2 votes:

sdd2000: Rmoney may have a problem in PA as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court just struck down the voter ID law.
Link


You got to feel bad for them because voter suppression really was their best strategy. What's their fall back, a photoshop of the Usurper farting a bongo.
2012-09-18 01:20:47 PM
2 votes:
The only reason Romney isn't running ads in PA is because he thinks he already won that state because of voter suppression.
2012-09-18 01:18:35 PM
2 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Biff_Steel: Lost Thought 00: Well, Mitt hasn't run a single ad in PA for over a month, and almost all his Super Pacs have followed suit. Meanwhile Obama has hit the state hard with ads, and has the relatively popular Rendell working overtime stumping for him.

Rmoney has that state wrapped up with that voter suppression thing.

Personally, I think that is going to backfire on them. The people most likely to have trouble getting IDs are rural and elderly. The poor in the cities have so much infrastructure around them, ie: it's so much easier to deliver information to them, that I think more Republican voters will end up being turned away overall. At worst, I think it will be a wash


Actually, I think the way it works is this: Cletus, the white 89 year old who sits behind the desk who checks voters in will let some irregularities slide for his neighbor, who lost his license due to bad eyesight earlier in the year, but will fight tooth and nail against the scary black dude who doesn't have or need a license.
2012-09-18 02:15:19 PM
1 votes:

mrshowrules: sdd2000: Rmoney may have a problem in PA as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court just struck down the voter ID law.
Link

You got to feel bad for them because voter suppression really was their best strategy. What's their fall back, a photoshop of the Usurper farting a bongo.


Funny, if they really wanted to win, they could try not being self destructive lying greedy assholes who use people as stepping stones to benefit themselves and instead try making moderate polucy stances .

Or, in short, stop being the current gen version of a republican.
2012-09-18 02:12:37 PM
1 votes:

DeaH: I am starting to have some foil-hat thoughts. It really seems like Republicans are going out of their way to lose the White House, the Senate, and the House. Is there something really bad coming down the pike that they don't want the blame for?


Nope. They've been courting the crazies since Nixon, and especially Reagan. Now, the crazies are old enough to be taking over. They feel empowered because 'one of their own' (Bush II) got elected twice, and they're not gonna be good little puppets anymore. Sane Republicans can't say anything sane lest they be purged by the Teabaggers. And thus, there are no real voices on the Republican side of the aisle opposing the lunacy of the Tea Party types, so they can get louder and louder...and the louder they get, the more moderates flee the Republican party.

We're witnessing the death throes of an elephant that has been diseased for decades.
2012-09-18 02:06:05 PM
1 votes:
I am starting to have some foil-hat thoughts. It really seems like Republicans are going out of their way to lose the White House, the Senate, and the House. Is there something really bad coming down the pike that they don't want the blame for?
2012-09-18 01:43:58 PM
1 votes:

thornhill: PonceAlyosha: The only reason Romney isn't running ads in PA is because he thinks he already won that state because of voter suppression.

I believe the reason he's not running ads is because the Super PACs are.


Correction: The only reason Romney SuperPACs aren't running ads in PA is because Karl Rove is a cocky asshole thinking he's already won that state because of voter suppression.
2012-09-18 01:22:39 PM
1 votes:

PonceAlyosha: The only reason Romney isn't running ads in PA is because he thinks he already won that state because of voter suppression.


That's been said before and I didn't believe it. Based on the fundraiser videos yesterday, I actually think I believe it now.
2012-09-18 01:18:44 PM
1 votes:

I alone am best: Pincy: In Michigan he can start by reading his editorial explaining why Detroit should have gone bankrupt.

You mean the one where he said the same thing Obama did, with the exception of government loans vs private loans?


There were no private loans available at the time. If the government didn't loan them the money they would have indeed gone bankrupt. We've been over this a million times. Are you really that obtuse or do you just play one on TV?
2012-09-18 01:09:18 PM
1 votes:

amindtat: I dunno, here in Pennsyltucky I'm dismayed by how strongly everyone around me is in support of Anyone-But-Obama. Everyone in Pittsburgh and Philly better get out and vote. Twice if they have to.


It's the same way in NY. Step outside Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse/Albany/NYC, and you're in "we'll even vote for a f*ckstick like Romney" country.
2012-09-18 01:06:17 PM
1 votes:
I dunno, here in Pennsyltucky I'm dismayed by how strongly everyone around me is in support of Anyone-But-Obama. Everyone in Pittsburgh and Philly better get out and vote. Twice if they have to.
2012-09-18 01:04:37 PM
1 votes:
I heard some corporate douchebag at a bar near Hartford last weekend say that he wouldn't be surprised if Romney won CONNECTICUT.

Yeah, that'll farking happen. It's the only state that went even more blue in 2010. We've elected the first Democrat governor in decades, decriminalized pot and banned the death penalty. This state hasn't voted for a Republican President since 1988.
2012-09-18 12:59:30 PM
1 votes:
(The same polls that indicated support for Scott Walker also suggested that a majority of voters want four more years of Obama.)

I just don't get Wisconsin.
2012-09-18 12:57:42 PM
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Personally, I think that is going to backfire on them. The people most likely to have trouble getting IDs are rural and elderly. The poor in the cities have so much infrastructure around them, ie: it's so much easier to deliver information to them, that I think more Republican voters will end up being turned away overall. At worst, I think it will be a wash



They can do what they did in Ohio in 2004, and just allocate a ridiculously low number of ballot machines to heavy Democratic districts. This will cause poor voters who are trying to vote on their break, or between shifts, or are reliant on specific bus schedules to have to leave the polling place before they are able to cast a vote because the lines are too long.
2012-09-18 12:47:32 PM
1 votes:
I hope Mitt spends $2 billion and still loses.
2012-09-18 12:46:14 PM
1 votes:

Biff_Steel: Lost Thought 00: Well, Mitt hasn't run a single ad in PA for over a month, and almost all his Super Pacs have followed suit. Meanwhile Obama has hit the state hard with ads, and has the relatively popular Rendell working overtime stumping for him.

Rmoney has that state wrapped up with that voter suppression thing.


Personally, I think that is going to backfire on them. The people most likely to have trouble getting IDs are rural and elderly. The poor in the cities have so much infrastructure around them, ie: it's so much easier to deliver information to them, that I think more Republican voters will end up being turned away overall. At worst, I think it will be a wash
2012-09-18 12:46:13 PM
1 votes:
Isn't he down like 10 points in Michigan?
2012-09-18 12:45:38 PM
1 votes:
Mitt, just make your concession speech now and save us all the trouble.
2012-09-18 12:44:17 PM
1 votes:
Nate shut up! Stop giving the stupid people help!!!
2012-09-18 12:43:53 PM
1 votes:
I'm from Michigan and I'm voting Obama along with my mom and brothers. A Michigan friend of ours is going to college in Ohio and he's going to vote Obama there.
2012-09-18 12:38:12 PM
1 votes:
Down 11% in Pennsylvania. Not. Going. to. Happen.
 
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