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2012-09-19 10:30:30 AM
I farted.
 
2012-09-19 10:34:41 AM
I sharted.
 
2012-09-19 10:37:54 AM
The folks I talk to are slowly realizing we'll have 4 more Obama years and it scares the crap out of them. They wonder what he'll do without having to worry about re-election.
 
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2012-09-19 10:40:14 AM

basemetal: The folks I talk to are slowly realizing we'll have 4 more Obama years and it scares the crap out of them. They wonder what he'll do without having to worry about re-election.


I hear that from the ignorant rednecks I deal with too.
 
2012-09-19 10:50:23 AM

Titor's Time Machine: I sharted.


all right.
you win.
 
2012-09-19 10:52:17 AM

basemetal: The folks I talk to are slowly realizing we'll have 4 more Obama years and it scares the crap out of them. They wonder what he'll do without having to worry about re-election.


I'm hoping for a rescheduling of cannabis to at least Schedule III.
 
2012-09-19 10:54:51 AM
This is more a referendum on Obama than on Mitt - he just happens to be the guy who will pick up what Obama lost by being Obama. Romney's made this about economic policy and foreign policy, to court independent voters - his base of 30-40% is solid if unsure about actually going to the polls. He's not going to win hispanics or blacks. He's not going to win over many women who disapprove of his party platform. The rest of the GOP platform is frankly an unpopular abyss for independents, many of whom are socially liberal.

Winning the election in 2012 comes down to economic and foreign policy. Well, the tax part of his economic policy really isn't all that popular, except with a few rich folks and probably the majority of small business owners who can pretend they will become rich.

His foreign policy is also not very popular - people can remember as far back as getting into two wars, and no one wants that. He wants to make Obama look like Jimmy Carter on foreign policy, when the truth is that it isn't 1979 anymore. That's why he loved what happened to the Libyan ambassador, and it backfired on him. But make no mistake the event did make Obama look weak, at least to some people. It's unfortunate because the foreign policy has been in many ways the highlight of Obama's presidency. The recent attacks in Afghanistan have not been good either.

It's going to come down to the economy. Right now both of these favor Obama. The stock market is nearing its highs from 2007. It was just announced that US home sales are up. I'm better off financially in every way from 2009. I'm pretty sure Europe has started a slow recovery. And his is anecdotal, but two of my relatives who have been jobless for over half a year just got hired. I think jobs are beginning to recover, still slowly but they might pick up steam.

The GOP is scared. If Dems win the House and Senate and Obama is re-elected, Reid (or whoever is put in charge) has said he will eliminate the filibuster rule and we can actually start to get things done for a couple more years. And the results will start showing themselves. I would however like to see both Reid and Pelosi replaced with Democrats who will work with Republicans and compromise even as they are in charge of the House and Senate. Big cuts in spending have to occur. I think if that happens and employment recovers, we'll see the deficit shrink considerably over the next four years.

That's my hope, at least.
 
2012-09-19 10:55:09 AM

MacEnvy: basemetal: The folks I talk to are slowly realizing we'll have 4 more Obama years and it scares the crap out of them. They wonder what he'll do without having to worry about re-election.

I'm hoping for a rescheduling of cannabis to at least Schedule III.


I still think the bureaucracy of the drug war will keep that from happening.

/for the children
 
2012-09-19 11:00:32 AM

basemetal: I still think the bureaucracy of the drug war will keep that from happening.


You mean sharting?
 
2012-09-19 11:03:10 AM
There are still plenty of weeks left to go. The campaign is volatile and anything can happen. As it often does a lot will come down to early voting, the ground game and possible shenanigans on Election Day. It would be most foolish of any campaign or its supporters to become too comfortable with its position.
 
2012-09-19 11:09:57 AM

basemetal: MacEnvy: basemetal: The folks I talk to are slowly realizing we'll have 4 more Obama years and it scares the crap out of them. They wonder what he'll do without having to worry about re-election.

I'm hoping for a rescheduling of cannabis to at least Schedule III.

I still think the bureaucracy of the drug war will keep that from happening.

/for the children


Depends if that cockbag Eric Holder is still at DOJ. Man I hate that guy.
 
2012-09-19 11:24:28 AM
That article ruined my life. After reading it I laughed so hard I ended up pissing myself, so I went home to change my clothes, missed an important meeting at work, got fired, and now I have no way of making ends meet. My girlfriend kicked me out after learning that I lost my job, so now I'm literally broke and homeless, all because I read that stupid article.
 
2012-09-19 11:40:39 AM

DeltaPunch: That article ruined my life. After reading it I laughed so hard I ended up pissing myself, so I went home to change my clothes, missed an important meeting at work, got fired, and now I have no way of making ends meet. My girlfriend kicked me out after learning that I lost my job, so now I'm literally broke and homeless, all because I read that stupid article.


Now you are part of the 47%. Welcome to Obama's America, here is your check!
 
2012-09-19 11:44:10 AM

Somacandra: There are still plenty of weeks left to go. The campaign is volatile and anything can happen. As it often does a lot will come down to early voting, the ground game and possible shenanigans on Election Day. It would be most foolish of any campaign or its supporters to become too comfortable with its position....Mr. Bond


I read that in this guys voice
encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-09-19 11:56:50 AM

Nezorf: Somacandra: There are still plenty of weeks left to go. The campaign is volatile and anything can happen. As it often does a lot will come down to early voting, the ground game and possible shenanigans on Election Day. It would be most foolish of any campaign or its supporters to become too comfortable with its position....Mr. Bond

I read that in this guys voice
[encrypted-tbn2.google.com image 210x241]


Do you really expect me to vote Romney?
 
2012-09-19 12:21:08 PM

DeltaPunch: That article ruined my life. After reading it I laughed so hard I ended up pissing myself, so I went home to change my clothes, missed an important meeting at work, got fired, and now I have no way of making ends meet. My girlfriend kicked me out after learning that I lost my job, so now I'm literally broke and homeless, all because I read that stupid article.


No, I kicked you out because of the 2 terabytes of midget donkey porn I found hidden in your c:\documents\wordfiles\resumes\nothingtoseehere folder and because your back hair had reached braidable length. The whole losing your job thing was just icing on the cake.
 
2012-09-19 12:26:41 PM

miss diminutive: DeltaPunch: That article ruined my life. After reading it I laughed so hard I ended up pissing myself, so I went home to change my clothes, missed an important meeting at work, got fired, and now I have no way of making ends meet. My girlfriend kicked me out after learning that I lost my job, so now I'm literally broke and homeless, all because I read that stupid article.

No, I kicked you out because of the 2 terabytes of midget donkey porn I found hidden in your c:\documents\wordfiles\resumes\nothingtoseehere folder and because your back hair had reached braidable length. The whole losing your job thing was just icing on the cake.


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-09-19 12:37:21 PM
""I do believe that we should have enough jobs and enough take-home pay such that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allow them to be paying taxes. I think people would like to be paying taxes."

Mitt wants to punish Americans for success!
 
2012-09-19 12:47:18 PM

miss diminutive: DeltaPunch: That article ruined my life. After reading it I laughed so hard I ended up pissing myself, so I went home to change my clothes, missed an important meeting at work, got fired, and now I have no way of making ends meet. My girlfriend kicked me out after learning that I lost my job, so now I'm literally broke and homeless, all because I read that stupid article.

No, I kicked you out because of the 2 terabytes of midget donkey porn I found hidden in your c:\documents\wordfiles\resumes\nothingtoseehere folder and because your back hair had reached braidable length. The whole losing your job thing was just icing on the cake.


I was growing it out to make you a throw pillow stuffed with my back hair for your birthday, you ungrateful wench! As for the midget porn.... well, I'm glad you kicked me out because, honestly, if you can't tell the difference between a donkey and a mule, what's the point of it all?
 
2012-09-19 12:49:24 PM

xanadian: Nezorf: Somacandra: There are still plenty of weeks left to go. The campaign is volatile and anything can happen. As it often does a lot will come down to early voting, the ground game and possible shenanigans on Election Day. It would be most foolish of any campaign or its supporters to become too comfortable with its position....Mr. Bond

I read that in this guys voice
[encrypted-tbn2.google.com image 210x241]

Do you really expect me to vote Romney?


No....I expect you to die!
 
2012-09-19 01:13:55 PM
Florida tag on vacation? The right-wing Fark admins are having kittens at Mitt's self-destruction.
 
2012-09-19 01:14:14 PM
I know a few diehards, but most of the Republicans I know are already resigning themselves to another four years of Obama at the helm.

'Course, this is in MA where Republican doesn't necessarily mean "unhinged, far-right loon" like it does in other parts of the country.
 
2012-09-19 01:15:01 PM

Titor's Time Machine: I sharted.


You are a thread shiarter, for shame.
 
2012-09-19 01:17:10 PM
What Gov. Romney has to do is prove that he's able to seize an opportunity and make the most of it. There are damn sure a hell of a lot of opportunities for him.

I agree. Mittens should keep seizing opportunities. He did a bang up job seizing that Libya opportunity, right? Just look at the smirk on his face as he left the podium. Nailed it!
 
2012-09-19 01:18:15 PM

impaler: ""I do believe that we should have enough jobs and enough take-home pay such that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allow them to be paying taxes. I think people would like to be paying taxes."

Mitt wants to punish Americans for success!


EXACTLY! What a fu(king knob this guy is to say "people would like to pay taxes" - I'm sure his base just LOVES paying taxes, right? What a privilege!! fu(king douche-nozzle.
 
2012-09-19 01:19:50 PM

keylock71: I know a few diehards, but most of the Republicans I know are already resigning themselves to another four years of Obama at the helm.

'Course, this is in MA where Republican doesn't necessarily mean "unhinged, far-right loon" like it does in other parts of the country.


Same here. And, for New England Republicans, realizing Obama is going to win doesn't trigger the "Ermagerd, socialism!" reaction, but "Oh well, we don't really like Romney anyway. What's the spread on the Pats game?"
 
2012-09-19 01:20:42 PM
From what i've seen from the rants of the GOP folks I know on facebook, they don't hate Obama, the president, they hate the echo chamber marxist Obama who only exists in gop propaganda. Most can't give you a real policy they hate, or a policy of Romney's they actually like.
 
2012-09-19 01:23:24 PM

vpb: basemetal: The folks I talk to are slowly realizing we'll have 4 more Obama years and it scares the crap out of them. They wonder what he'll do without having to worry about re-election.

I hear that from the ignorant rednecks I deal with too.


Yeah, the Paultard twins at my work are already in "OMG gotta bury my guns in the backyard and stock up on canned food!!!" mode.

Actually one of them (if you can believe him) sounds like he has some really nice guns. I just might call in sick to work, go over to his house, dig them up and steal them.
 
2012-09-19 01:24:53 PM

thurstonxhowell: I agree. Mittens should keep seizing opportunities. He did a bang up job seizing that Libya opportunity, right? Just look at the smirk on his face as he left the podium. Nailed it!


Look on the bright side. His smirking opportunism on Libya got people to stop talking about his tax returns. Now this footage has gotten people to stop talking about his Libya press conference.

One can only wonder what he'll do next to get everyone's attention and change the subject.
 
2012-09-19 01:26:59 PM

bdub77: This is more a referendum on Obama than on Mitt


And at this rate Obama (like Bush before him) will win it.

/Yeah, sucks to be you at this point
 
2012-09-19 01:28:42 PM

DeltaPunch: That article ruined my life. After reading it I laughed so hard I ended up pissing myself, so I went home to change my clothes, missed an important meeting at work, got fired, and now I have no way of making ends meet. My girlfriend kicked me out after learning that I lost my job, so now I'm literally broke and homeless, all because I read that stupid article.


Follow Mitt's advice and borrow some money from your parents...
 
2012-09-19 01:28:48 PM
The GOP has one last move:

old.bfi.org.uk


So, another foreign trip?
 
2012-09-19 01:29:30 PM
The folks I talk to about politics give me a weird, tolerating look for about half an hour and then they change the subject.

The "average american" doesn't particularly care for politics and barely took notice of the fact that we've got a black guy in office nowadays. After 3.5 years they're doing well if they know his name. Then, I live in the city where it's possible to find things to do with your free time that aren't starting arguments with your buddies at the bar. When I used to live out in the middle of goddamned nowhere there was a lot more political awareness of both parties and most national leaders, albeit most of the attention was cynical to a fault.

//My family swings the other way, where we often bring up relatively obscure pending regulatory changes and so on as light dinner conversation, and would consider someone to be in a bubble if they didn't know their local and national representation at minimum. Probably the hardest lesson to learn going out into the real world is that most people don't care.
 
2012-09-19 01:33:35 PM

Antimatter: From what i've seen from the rants of the GOP folks I know on facebook, they don't hate Obama, the president, they hate the echo chamber marxist Obama who only exists in gop propaganda. Most can't give you a real policy they hate, or a policy of Romney's they actually like.


I agree with the sentiment here but they can definitely give you policies of Obama's that they hate and Romney's they love. But when they specify, as you said reality doesn't match up at all.
 
2012-09-19 01:36:07 PM
The folks I talk to still very much think Mitt is going to win

That is a lot of the problem with modern politics. People like to talk to people who are inside their bubble and believe what they believe.
 
2012-09-19 01:36:17 PM
Obama has an edge, because he narrowly leads Romney in all of the nine main battleground states and has more paths to winning than Romney.

As far as edges go, that's a doozy.
 
2012-09-19 01:37:19 PM
Unless you work as a telemarketer doing political polling, you probably should not confuse "the folks I talk to" with "a representative sample of the US 2012 voting population".

If you do work as a telemarketer doing political polling... DIE, MINDLESS PHONE DROID! DIE! DIE! DIE!
 
2012-09-19 01:39:02 PM

Jerkwater: keylock71: I know a few diehards, but most of the Republicans I know are already resigning themselves to another four years of Obama at the helm.

'Course, this is in MA where Republican doesn't necessarily mean "unhinged, far-right loon" like it does in other parts of the country.

Same here. And, for New England Republicans, realizing Obama is going to win doesn't trigger the "Ermagerd, socialism!" reaction, but "Oh well, we don't really like Romney anyway. What's the spread on the Pats game?"


They exist, of course, but they're a very tiny minority of New England Republicans (very vocal, though)... I kind of feel bad for them, all most. They really think they're the only ones who have it sussed out and everyone else is being duped by the "liberal media" and Obama's propaganda machine.

*shrugs*

I admit I like pushing their buttons just to see what ridiculous things they're going to say next.

But, yeah, for the most part, I'm just seeing resignation from my Republican friends and relatives.
 
2012-09-19 01:43:48 PM

impaler: ""I do believe that we should have enough jobs and enough take-home pay such that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allow them to be paying taxes. I think people would like to be paying taxes."

Mitt wants to punish Americans for success!


Wait is this a call for a higher minimum wage? I think the working poor could really go for that.

/so vote Rmoney?
 
2012-09-19 01:44:19 PM
To be fair, Romney hasn't shiat the bed for almost a full 24 hours. They probably have one of those workplace safety signs up at campaign headquarters, and one of the interns is in charge of updating it every hour with the time since his last public gaffe. Anyhow, the point is that if Mitt manages to stay completely out of the news and hide under his bed for the next 47 days, there's a slim chance that people will forget who he is and vote for him by accident.
 
2012-09-19 01:44:29 PM

bmongar: The folks I talk to still very much think Mitt is going to win

That is a lot of the problem with modern politics. People like to talk to people who are inside their bubble and believe what they believe.


"How could Nixon have won? Nobody I know voted for him!"
 
2012-09-19 01:45:28 PM
These are also folks who were sure that McCain would crush that upstart Obama, and still question his birth certificate, so perhaps their optimism is a bit...misplaced.
 
2012-09-19 01:47:04 PM

Bag of Hammers: vpb: basemetal: The folks I talk to are slowly realizing we'll have 4 more Obama years and it scares the crap out of them. They wonder what he'll do without having to worry about re-election.

I hear that from the ignorant rednecks I deal with too.

Yeah, the Paultard twins at my work are already in "OMG gotta bury my guns in the backyard and stock up on canned food!!!" mode.

Actually one of them (if you can believe him) sounds like he has some really nice guns. I just might call in sick to work, go over to his house, dig them up and steal them.


And them blame the Obama Shock Troops.
 
2012-09-19 01:47:17 PM

The Larch: To be fair, Romney hasn't shiat the bed for almost a full 24 hours. They probably have one of those workplace safety signs up at campaign headquarters, and one of the interns is in charge of updating it every hour with the time since his last public gaffe. Anyhow, the point is that if Mitt manages to stay completely out of the news and hide under his bed for the next 47 days, there's a slim chance that people will forget who he is and vote for him by accident.


This.

I expect Drew to start greenlighting the "Whew!, Mitt sure dodged a bullet, just look at these rising poll numbers!" Troll Threads by Friday.
 
2012-09-19 01:48:51 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Obama has an edge, because he narrowly leads Romney in all of the nine main battleground states and has more paths to winning than Romney.

As far as edges go, that's a doozy.


Yeah, hoo boy, when I hit that line in the article, I realized that the rest of it was just going to be people bailing out the Titanic with buckets while talking about how soon the ship's going to pull into dock.
 
2012-09-19 01:49:47 PM
Of Course Adam Smith would support the Republican Nominee
 
2012-09-19 01:50:27 PM

basemetal: The folks I talk to are slowly realizing we'll have 4 more Obama years and it scares the crap out of them. They wonder what he'll do without having to worry about re-election.


FEMA gunna take our guns! Doctors gonna abort non gay babies. Praying is gonna be illegal. Old John Wayne movies gonna be black and white again. Next year when I get a raise down at the tire burning place I was gonna make $250,000 a year, but now taxes. Also, death panels.
 
2012-09-19 01:50:58 PM
All the folks I know to the right have no idea Obama is comfortably leading in both popular and electoral polling. They reside in the Fox News/Drudge bubble that divorced reality some time ago. The unfortunate side effect is that when Obama wins a second term there will be only one possible explanation: OMG ACRON!!11 VOTER FRAUD!! And we will end up with more efforts to suppress the vote.
 
2012-09-19 01:52:15 PM
Remember, Obama said, "EVERYONE needs to pay their fair share"

So you 47%ers get ready to start paying taxes 

Ahahahaha!!!!!
 
2012-09-19 02:01:10 PM
 
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