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(Talking Points Memo)   Mitch McConnell bravely ran away. When reporters reared their ugly heads, he bravely turned his tail and fled. Bravest of the brave, Mitch McConnell   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 385
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2012-09-19 07:21:04 PM  
Do you hear the sound, from far across the fields we know? Do you hear the crash of the anvil, as the hopes of the Republican party are forged into

longboxgraveyard.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-19 07:21:53 PM  

SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-19 07:22:24 PM  

FlashHarry: RexTalionis: FlashHarry: i've gotta say, this self-immolation by the GOP has been glorious to watch.

Don't get cocky. There's still 7 weeks left in this election.

oh, i know the dems can still snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. but the past few weeks have been delicious, regardless.


Normally, I would agree with you, but Obama/Biden have been so good at The Game that he'd have a real hard time flubbing themselves, especially with such a huge image problem looming over Mitt.

lh3.googleusercontent.com

/also, why is this on the main page and not in Politics?
 
2012-09-19 07:22:34 PM  

SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.


What does RmoneyMoney (his rap name) bring to the table?

What are the specifics of his plan to aid America in these troubled times?

What is RmoneyMoneys position on key issues?
 
2012-09-19 07:24:26 PM  

FlashHarry: i've gotta say, this self-immolation by the GOP has been glorious to watch.


I'll state up front that I tend to be pretty centrist in my vies, though i like to think I lean conservative on some things.

That being said, why is it glorious? Why is it at all a good thing for a group that represents a different set of opinions to self destruct? Do we WANT to have any possible counterbalance to people going too far off the liberal end of the scale to be disorganized and in disarray so they cannot offer that balancing weight against the extreme leftists?

You don't like Romney or the extreme right-wing nutjobs. Neither do I. but I still think that some counter to extreme leftist crap is needed: If everyone in congress agreed with one ideal, and that ideal kept pushing further and further left, you'd have no one intervening to even slow the progress down.

Now, again, i hate the ultra-right as much as you seem to, and I hate the ultra left equally. But since common sense and reason is anathema to modern politics, the best we can do is to elect only a bare majority from one side or the other so that neither side can get too crazy with the bullshiat.
 
2012-09-19 07:24:46 PM  

SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.


Progressive?

shewhoprecedesmen.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-19 07:24:47 PM  

SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.


Condescending rhetoric is only convincing when you are winning. You are not winning.
Maybe you could spare thirty seconds to list all the good things about your guy.
Well, OK, that won't work, either. Actually, I don't know what the f**k you guys are gonna do. No chance at the White House, looks like you're losing ground in the Senate - and won't win what you need in the house.
It might be time for the GOP to shed it's skin and grow a new one. Again.
This radical right shiat didn't even fly in the late fifties - no way in hell it will fly now. America is sick of this reactionary shiat.
 
2012-09-19 07:25:39 PM  
i wish more usa citizens were as concerned and aware as you Farkers are. i know too many people in 'real life' that have their heads so far up their arse they would still vote romney if he raped a babby live on TV.
 
2012-09-19 07:25:40 PM  

Raharu: What is RmoneyMoneys position on key issues?


ECONOMY: Tax cuts for the rich

FOREIGN POLICY: Tax cuts for the rich

HEALTHCARE: Tax cuts for the rich

25.media.tumblr.com

"Et CE-tera... Et CE-tera... Et CE-tera!"
 
Slu
2012-09-19 07:25:47 PM  

Coelacanth: Mitch runs away from a lot of things Link


What's funny about this is that I (and, I assume, a lot us born after the draft was disbanded) don't really have a problem with draft dodging. Hell, I can't say I wouldn't take any avenue possible to avoid getting drafted to fight in the Middle East. Man up and admit you are a pussy, Mitch. Some of us would be proud of you for it.
 
2012-09-19 07:26:14 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: jso2897: check republic: Girion47
2012-09-19 07:03:33 PM

fark you Mitch, during your next election cycle I'm going to be campaigning hard against you, I don't even care what kind of dumbshiat the democrats dig up to oppose you, I'm going to try my hardest to evict you from office.

/SF Farkers, if I can eliminate Mitch will you get rid of Nancy?


NO

Yeah, sorry - you're talking Congress now, and a Nancy will cost you a Boner, And two teabaggers to be named at a later date.

May I suggest Tom McClintock as one of them?

/please?


Whatever your lil' ol' heart desires, honey-child.
 
2012-09-19 07:26:34 PM  
Heaven or Hell, was the journey cold that gave you eyes of steel?
Shelter behind, painting your mind and playing joker
Too frightening to listen to a stranger
Too beautiful to put your pride in danger
You're waiting for someone to understand you
But you've got demons in your closet (You've got demons in your closet)
And you're screaming out to stop it (And you're screaming out to stop it)
Saying life's begun to cheat you
Friends are out to beat you
Grab on to what you can scramble for!
 
2012-09-19 07:26:49 PM  
Boy, I bet that the leadership is happy as heck that they decided to sideline Huntsman and Johnson now...
 
2012-09-19 07:26:50 PM  

WTP 2: i thought i was the only one getting the monty reference
i see i was wrong
good on with the show


Nope, and now I have a medley of Spamalot stuck in my head, mostly the Finale.
 
2012-09-19 07:26:50 PM  

Kit Fister: FlashHarry: i've gotta say, this self-immolation by the GOP has been glorious to watch.

I'll state up front that I tend to be pretty centrist in my vies, though i like to think I lean conservative on some things.

That being said, why is it glorious? Why is it at all a good thing for a group that represents a different set of opinions to self destruct? Do we WANT to have any possible counterbalance to people going too far off the liberal end of the scale to be disorganized and in disarray so they cannot offer that balancing weight against the extreme leftists?

You don't like Romney or the extreme right-wing nutjobs. Neither do I. but I still think that some counter to extreme leftist crap is needed: If everyone in congress agreed with one ideal, and that ideal kept pushing further and further left, you'd have no one intervening to even slow the progress down.

Now, again, i hate the ultra-right as much as you seem to, and I hate the ultra left equally. But since common sense and reason is anathema to modern politics, the best we can do is to elect only a bare majority from one side or the other so that neither side can get too crazy with the bullshiat.


You seem to be saying both parties are equally negative. Is there a party you think we should vote for?

/you don't know extreme leftists
//you should see our official opposition up here
///and from where I sit, they're just moderately left
 
2012-09-19 07:26:56 PM  

jso2897: SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.

Condescending rhetoric is only convincing when you are winning. You are not winning.
Maybe you could spare thirty seconds to list all the good things about your guy.
Well, OK, that won't work, either. Actually, I don't know what the f**k you guys are gonna do. No chance at the White House, looks like you're losing ground in the Senate - and won't win what you need in the house.
It might be time for the GOP to shed it's skin and grow a new one. Again.
This radical right shiat didn't even fly in the late fifties - no way in hell it will fly now. America is sick of this reactionary shiat.


Agreed.
 
2012-09-19 07:26:59 PM  

Raharu: SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.

What does RmoneyMoney (his rap name) bring to the table?

What are the specifics of his plan to aid America in these troubled times?

What is RmoneyMoneys position on key issues?


tax cuts
 
2012-09-19 07:27:11 PM  

SineSwiper: /also, why is this on the main page and not in Politics?


That's been happening a lot.

It's the re-politisation of the main page.

There will be no escape.
 
2012-09-19 07:27:51 PM  
Of course, the Republicans (the leadership minus Romney) will blame this all on him. It's not THEM nor their shiatty platform/ideas/philosophy, it's Romney. Romney ruined it (if he does lose, and I'm not going to tempt fate and predict that, because I suck at predicting election results).

It's not their gay-hating, woman-hating, black and brown people-hating, poor people-hating positions that are wrong. It's Romney. Nothing Romney (or Akin) has said publicly (or on hidden camera) differs from the way the majority of the leadership actually feels, they (Romney and Akin) are just saying them out loud, for the rest of us to make fun of.

The Republican Party knows how their candidates feel, because they've been saying this shiat amongst themselves all along. Romney and Akin are just supposed to keep it on the down-low. Everybody knows Republicans have nothing but contempt for poor (ie, black) people. Everybody knows. We're all just supposed to pretend that isn't what they believe, because to do otherwise would be, well, rude.

I guarantee you a majority of the old, white Republican voters (like my mother) agree with everything Romney said. They don't think there's anything wrong with it. Romney used "code words" the way Republicans always do. When Romney says "people who don't pay income taxes," they all know he means "black welfare queens and illegals from Mexico." They know he wasn't referring to God-fearing, Social Security-collecting grandma, even though she's one of the 47%.
 
2012-09-19 07:28:00 PM  

Hideously Gigantic Smurf: Raharu: What is RmoneyMoneys position on key issues?

ECONOMY: Tax cuts for the rich

FOREIGN POLICY: Tax cuts for the rich

HEALTHCARE: Tax cuts for the rich

[25.media.tumblr.com image 250x208]

"Et CE-tera... Et CE-tera... Et CE-tera!"


Ni-CE.
 
2012-09-19 07:28:31 PM  

ivan: SineSwiper: /also, why is this on the main page and not in Politics?

That's been happening a lot.

It's the re-politisation of the main page.

There will be no escape.


It's a legitimate story about the Republicans.
 
2012-09-19 07:28:37 PM  

dahmers love zombie: SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

[i.imgur.com image 590x360]


i39.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-19 07:28:53 PM  

Slu: Coelacanth: Mitch runs away from a lot of things Link

What's funny about this is that I (and, I assume, a lot us born after the draft was disbanded) don't really have a problem with draft dodging. Hell, I can't say I wouldn't take any avenue possible to avoid getting drafted to fight in the Middle East. Man up and admit you are a pussy, Mitch. Some of us would be proud of you for it.


If said draft dodger is a pacifist, who doesn't want to send other people's kids off to die in wars, then he is morally consistent. If he is a warhawk, he's a hypocrite.
 
2012-09-19 07:29:44 PM  

Kuta: Heaven or Hell, was the journey cold that gave you eyes of steel?
Shelter behind, painting your mind and playing joker
Too frightening to listen to a stranger
Too beautiful to put your pride in danger
You're waiting for someone to understand you
But you've got demons in your closet (You've got demons in your closet)
And you're screaming out to stop it (And you're screaming out to stop it)
Saying life's begun to cheat you
Friends are out to beat you
Grab on to what you can scramble for!


Awesome poem. +1.
 
2012-09-19 07:30:14 PM  
I honestly thought Romney was going to make a much more challenging opponent for Obama then he has been proving to be. Yes, it's not over until it's over but his weakness is endemic. It's not something to be easily overcome with a pithy slogan.

I thought Romney would be challenging for Obama because he would point to his record in MA and portray himself as a sane moderate alternative. Little did I know that his campaign would decide to portray him as a full-on conservative instead. What fools - you don't win general elections in this age without being able to appeal outside of your base to the "other" side. The republican base was always going to vote for Romney no matter what... So he really had to swing only so many voters away from Obama to win.

Instead he abandons those hopes and tries to portray himself as a deep conservative, and gets a supposed conservative to run with him. I think the root problem is that Romney does not actually HAVE an ideology of his own. He has ambition, he has a sense of entitlement - but he has shown every sign of actually having no significant ideology of his own besides achieving his own personal ambitions. I thought his lack of ideology would be a strength for him as it would allow him to pretend to be what he needed to be. I failed to realize that having absolutely NO actual philosophical ideology of his own would instead be a weakness because 1. he'd be just as likely to pretend to be something OTHER than what he needed to be to win the general election and 2. his insincerity would be impossible to hide considering the depth and breadth of his utter lack of his own philosophy.
 
2012-09-19 07:30:30 PM  
Another bullshiat political thread with a stupid troll headline greenlit on the main page.

Welcome to 21st century Fark
 
2012-09-19 07:30:47 PM  

Boudica's War Tampon: ivan: SineSwiper: /also, why is this on the main page and not in Politics?

That's been happening a lot.

It's the re-politisation of the main page.

There will be no escape.

It's a legitimate story about the Republicans.


NSS? (*love*)
 
2012-09-19 07:31:42 PM  

RexTalionis: FlashHarry: i've gotta say, this self-immolation by the GOP has been glorious to watch.

Don't get cocky. There's still 7 weeks left in this election.


THIS! The GOP's rat-farking, vote suppression, race baiting, and hurricane of disinformation will increase exponentially as the election approaches.

TFA: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) excused himself in the middle of the availability. The rest - Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sens. John Thune (R-SD), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and John Barrasso (R-WY) - made no mention of Romney or the race in their comments and instead lamented Senate dysfunctionality and attacked Democratic policies.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
 
2012-09-19 07:31:50 PM  

Animatronik: Another bullshiat political thread with a stupid troll headline greenlit on the main page.

Welcome to 21st century Fark


What are you so afraid of?

Discourse?
 
2012-09-19 07:32:03 PM  

Animatronik: Another bullshiat political thread with a stupid troll headline greenlit on the main page.

Welcome to 21st century Fark


When you can't argue the facts, complain about the messenger.
 
2012-09-19 07:32:36 PM  

Boudica's War Tampon: ivan: SineSwiper: /also, why is this on the main page and not in Politics?

That's been happening a lot.

It's the re-politisation of the main page.

There will be no escape.

It's a legitimate story about the Republicans.


There are legitimate stories about Republicans on the Politics tab, too.

What I'm lamenting is the contamination of the main page by Fark trolls.
 
Slu
2012-09-19 07:32:45 PM  

jso2897: Slu: Coelacanth: Mitch runs away from a lot of things Link

What's funny about this is that I (and, I assume, a lot us born after the draft was disbanded) don't really have a problem with draft dodging. Hell, I can't say I wouldn't take any avenue possible to avoid getting drafted to fight in the Middle East. Man up and admit you are a pussy, Mitch. Some of us would be proud of you for it.

If said draft dodger is a pacifist, who doesn't want to send other people's kids off to die in wars, then he is morally consistent. If he is a warhawk, he's a hypocrite.


Touche. A pussy hypocrite.
 
2012-09-19 07:33:05 PM  

atomic-age: Raharu: SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.

What does RmoneyMoney (his rap name) bring to the table?

What are the specifics of his plan to aid America in these troubled times?

What is RmoneyMoneys position on key issues?

tax cuts


Don't forget deregulation, and more unneeded defense spending.
 
2012-09-19 07:33:11 PM  

hubiestubert: Boy, I bet that the leadership is happy as heck that they decided to sideline Huntsman and Johnson now...


And the even saner Buddy Rœmer, who they didn′t even dare let into the debates.
 
2012-09-19 07:33:32 PM  

SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*


Animatronik: Another bullshiat political thread with a stupid troll headline greenlit on the main page.


The FARK Independent(tm) response:

cache.ohinternet.com

Now's the time to start buying stock in Pfizer.
 
2012-09-19 07:33:50 PM  
0.tqn.com
theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com
s3.amazonaws.com 

/hot
 
2012-09-19 07:35:00 PM  

Animatronik: Another bullshiat political thread with a stupid troll headline greenlit on the main page.

Welcome to 21st century Fark


Is a headline a troll if its true? You're saying it didn't happen?

And I'll take 21st century Fark over 1950s McCarthy era Fark.
 
2012-09-19 07:35:14 PM  

ivan: SineSwiper: /also, why is this on the main page and not in Politics?

That's been happening a lot.

It's the re-politisation of the main page.

There will be no escape.


As the date approaches the election, political news approaches mainstream news. It will then decrease for 2 years before slowly building again.
 
2012-09-19 07:35:22 PM  

Girion47: fark you Mitch, during your next election cycle I'm going to be campaigning hard against you, I don't even care what kind of dumbshiat the democrats dig up to oppose you, I'm going to try my hardest to evict you from office.


/SF Farkers, if I can eliminate Mitch will you get rid of Nancy?


No. She's actually slicker and more effective than Harry Reid, although I suppose that's setting the bar rather low...
 
2012-09-19 07:36:08 PM  

OriginalGamer: SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.

Progressive?

[shewhoprecedesmen.files.wordpress.com image 500x277]


To be honest, my issues with Romney come my Conservatism. Romney isn't a Moderate, he's not Conservative. He's just an amorphous blob of corporatist goo that doesn't even have ballast chambers to control his buoyancy.

That's the thing about Romney, is that folks from both the Left and the Right can find things to really worry them. Especially with his tenth or twelfth "reboot" of his campaign. There is nothing really there to support. No hard policy. A lot of equivocation, and a LOT of bloviating when he should really be concentrating on the issues at hand, as opposed to trying to keep "score."

Romney isn't a solid candidate, and hasn't been since the start. There isn't really anything to support. No policies, nothing but vague rhetoric, and a commitment to whoever is in the room with him, save on the issue of his own taxes, and a pledge to keep folks from looking too close at the taxes of those closest to him.

That should worry any good Conservative. Couple it with his asinine statements on foreign policy, and an abandonment of principles of governing, and you have things that should worry everyone. Right or Left or Centerist, Romney is a candidate only for those folks who want "their" side to win, over the good of the nation, and our children's futures. This isn't about teams, it's about recognizing a man who isn't fit for office, and who never should have gotten on the slate in the first place...
 
2012-09-19 07:36:19 PM  

SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.


Animatronik: Another bullshiat political thread with a stupid troll headline greenlit on the main page.

Welcome to 21st century Fark


i37.photobucket.com

You can tell it's getting desperate when the typical GOPtards aren't even trying to spin things anymore. They're just down to pouting and whining about their victim complexes now.
 
2012-09-19 07:36:34 PM  
"Well, Mitch, what's your number TWO priority?"
 
2012-09-19 07:36:49 PM  

ProfessorOhki: ivan: SineSwiper: /also, why is this on the main page and not in Politics?

That's been happening a lot.

It's the re-politisation of the main page.

There will be no escape.

As the date approaches the election, political news approaches mainstream news. It will then decrease for 2 years before slowly building again.


I don't remember this happening in '08 or '10. Am I misremembering?
 
2012-09-19 07:38:30 PM  

hubiestubert: Boy, I bet that the leadership is happy as heck that they decided to sideline Huntsman and Johnson now...


Have you heard Rinse Pubis talk? He doesn't even live on the same planet that Huntsman does...
 
2012-09-19 07:38:49 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Animatronik: Another bullshiat political thread with a stupid troll headline greenlit on the main page.

The FARK Independent(tm) response:

[cache.ohinternet.com image 450x571]

Now's the time to start buying stock in Pfizer.


No, actually, start buying American produced only. Produced here? Sure, I'll buy it. Not? Not.

Yes, I understand what this means to our economy in the short-term. However, I think we'd all be surprised how fast America's economy might hum if we brought ALL our resources back home for a bit...
 
2012-09-19 07:38:57 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Well, Mitch, what's your number TWO priority?"


He will make DAMN SURE Obama does NOT become a three-term president.
 
2012-09-19 07:39:49 PM  
Is there a particular reason Republicans consider Nancy Pelosi to be "corrupt" or are they just butthurt over the Speaker having been a strong progressive woman?
 
2012-09-19 07:40:09 PM  

Indubitably: No, actually, start buying American produced only. Produced here? Sure, I'll buy it. Not? Not.


Pssst. Pfizer makes Preperation H
 
2012-09-19 07:40:24 PM  

jso2897: check republic: Girion47
2012-09-19 07:03:33 PM

fark you Mitch, during your next election cycle I'm going to be campaigning hard against you, I don't even care what kind of dumbshiat the democrats dig up to oppose you, I'm going to try my hardest to evict you from office.

/SF Farkers, if I can eliminate Mitch will you get rid of Nancy?


NO

Yeah, sorry - you're talking Congress now, and a Nancy will cost you a Boner, And two teabaggers to be named at a later date.


Perhaps a Cantor?
 
2012-09-19 07:40:30 PM  

SouthParkCon: Oh look another hit piece on all things non-Progressive dropped right on the main page. *Shock*

Keep that hope and spare change alive because the Magical O doesn't have the new car smell he did back in '08.


Yeah, the Republicans took a shiat in the backseat, and they refuse to help clean it up.
 
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