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2012-09-21 08:27:59 AM
I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.
 
2012-09-21 08:51:55 AM

Politicandy: I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.


John Kerry was a boring nice guy.

Romney is a boring asshole.
 
2012-09-21 08:52:50 AM

Politicandy: I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.


Yeah. People didn't take Kerry seriously, but he wasn't actively disliked.
 
2012-09-21 09:25:47 AM
It struck me earlier this morning that Romney has probably never had a real job interview in his life.

I think at that level, when your father is governor and your family friends are all on the Board of Directors, when you're first out of school, a friendly VP quietly takes you out to lunch and gently asks you some questions about where you want your career to go. You don't have to sweat in front of a panel of total strangers and sell yourself with everything you've got. Of course he doesn't know how to convince voters that he's the man for the job - he has literally less experience doing that than your average student.
 
2012-09-21 09:36:18 AM
I wonder how many points Mitt is ahead over in Freeperland. Anyone ventured over there recently?
 
2012-09-21 09:41:39 AM
I don't think anyone is voting for Romney. They're all voting against Obama. So Romney could be replaced by an inanimate carbon rod and probably get a bump.
 
2012-09-21 09:44:35 AM

Aarontology: Politicandy: I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.

Yeah. People didn't take Kerry seriously, but he wasn't actively disliked.


He was disliked as much as any out of touch rich arsehole. If you have never worried about how you are going to pay the rent or never had to consider what you could actually afford when buying a car you are out of touch with the average Joe. Period. You did not get that rich by just working hard and playing buy the rules. A lot of people resent that and dislike them for it. Granted Kerry married most of his money but he is a senator and they all game the system in ways that would most likely have you or I put in prison.

The difference is Rmoney is pure evil and has willfully destroyed functioning businesses and harmed the communities that depend on them in the name of profit. Kerry hasn't reached that level of evil but I still dislike him.
 
2012-09-21 10:22:04 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: It struck me earlier this morning that Romney has probably never had a real job interview in his life.

I think at that level, when your father is governor and your family friends are all on the Board of Directors, when you're first out of school, a friendly VP quietly takes you out to lunch and gently asks you some questions about where you want your career to go. You don't have to sweat in front of a panel of total strangers and sell yourself with everything you've got. Of course he doesn't know how to convince voters that he's the man for the job - he has literally less experience doing that than your average student.


Brilliant point.
 
2012-09-21 10:24:33 AM

Mugato: I don't think anyone is voting for Romney. They're all voting against Obama. So Romney could be replaced by an inanimate carbon rod and probably get a bump.


point taken. the GOP doesn't actually LIKE Romney, but it's either him or Obama...and they *hate* Obama.
 
2012-09-21 10:35:31 AM

Politicandy: I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.


John Kerry is an obscenely rich person just like Mitt Romney, but Kerry paid his dues. He served our country in the military (fighting in a war that Romney protested FOR rather than against, then avoided completely), then he went into public office. He is the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which doesn't sound like an easy position to come by.

They have similarities, but it's mostly centered on their money/upbringing. Everything beyond that, and they couldn't be more different. I'd rather meet John Kerry than Mitt Romney. I'd shake Kerry's hand and apologize to him for the disgraceful way his military service was denigrated in 2004. If I met Mitt Romney, I'd be tempted to throw a cup of water in his face to see if his circuits blow and start shorting out.
 
2012-09-21 10:44:28 AM

Mugato: I don't think anyone is voting for Romney. They're all voting against Obama. So Romney could be replaced by an inanimate carbon rod and probably get a bump.


This. The inanimate carbon rod would get 40% of the vote, no questions. Clint Eastwood could host a debate between the rod and an empty chair. It would be the best 60 minutes of television ever.
 
2012-09-21 10:47:05 AM

Weaver95: point taken. the GOP doesn't actually LIKE Romney, but it's either him or Obama...and they *hate* Obama.


That's the funny part. It seems like they chose him because they thought he had the lowest chance of imploding, and they believed that if their guy didn't implode, the GOP would slide right in in this economy. Then Romney implodes.
 
2012-09-21 10:47:31 AM

Coco LaFemme: Politicandy: I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.

John Kerry is an obscenely rich person just like Mitt Romney, but Kerry paid his dues. He served our country in the military (fighting in a war that Romney protested FOR rather than against, then avoided completely), then he went into public office. He is the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which doesn't sound like an easy position to come by.

They have similarities, but it's mostly centered on their money/upbringing. Everything beyond that, and they couldn't be more different. I'd rather meet John Kerry than Mitt Romney. I'd shake Kerry's hand and apologize to him for the disgraceful way his military service was denigrated in 2004. If I met Mitt Romney, I'd be tempted to throw a cup of water in his face to see if his circuits blow and start shorting out.


Mitt Romney is pro war because he still thinks it means a trip to Paris.
 
2012-09-21 10:51:44 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Weaver95: point taken. the GOP doesn't actually LIKE Romney, but it's either him or Obama...and they *hate* Obama.

That's the funny part. It seems like they chose him because they thought he had the lowest chance of imploding, and they believed that if their guy didn't implode, the GOP would slide right in in this economy. Then Romney implodes.


well of course Romney was gonna implode. ALL the GOP frontrunners in the primary race were going to implode. the only question was when and how much collateral damage they were going to cause when the inevitable happened.
 
2012-09-21 11:09:31 AM

Mugato: I don't think anyone is voting for Romney. They're all voting against Obama. So Romney could be replaced by an inanimate carbon rod and probably get a bump.


I'd vote for inanimate carbon rod.
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2012-09-21 11:19:05 AM
The GOP here in Pennsylvania is imploding because they released a poll yesterday calling the race a "dead heat" to try and drum up enthusiasm...and then later yesterday Karl Rove announced his data shows the state to be a solid Obama win.
 
2012-09-21 11:34:58 AM

Mugato: I don't think anyone is voting for Romney. They're all voting against Obama. So Romney could be replaced by an inanimate carbon rod and probably get a bump.


That's the problem the GOP is struggling with. They want to have Generic Republican on the ticket, since Generic Republican handily beats Obama in polls, so they tried to get the most generic Republican that they could find. Unfortunately, Mitt isn't generic enough. Not only is he not generic enough, he's an elitist asshole, and people are starting to understand that.
 
2012-09-21 11:36:54 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The GOP here in Pennsylvania is imploding because they released a poll yesterday calling the race a "dead heat" to try and drum up enthusiasm...and then later yesterday Karl Rove announced his data shows the state to be a solid Obama win.


It depends on how many voters get disenfranchised in November thanks to the GOP's voter suppression laws. The ID requirement looks like it's getting struck down. And rightfully so.
 
2012-09-21 11:42:25 AM
He has come across to the T the definition of a sleazy politician that will say anything to get elected and then bend over backwards for the special interests groups that funded him. The only reason that he is polling as high as he is is due to the right wing trying to pain Obama as some sort of anti-christ for the last 4 years.
 
2012-09-21 11:42:37 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The GOP here in Pennsylvania is imploding because they released a poll yesterday calling the race a "dead heat" to try and drum up enthusiasm...and then later yesterday Karl Rove announced his data shows the state to be a solid Obama win.

It depends on how many voters get disenfranchised in November thanks to the GOP's voter suppression laws. The ID requirement looks like it's getting struck down. And rightfully so.


In some states, yes. But I have a feeling we're gonna see OH shenanigans again, or even FL.
 
2012-09-21 11:42:51 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: It struck me earlier this morning that Romney has probably never had a real job interview in his life.

I think at that level, when your father is governor and your family friends are all on the Board of Directors, when you're first out of school, a friendly VP quietly takes you out to lunch and gently asks you some questions about where you want your career to go. You don't have to sweat in front of a panel of total strangers and sell yourself with everything you've got. Of course he doesn't know how to convince voters that he's the man for the job - he has literally less experience doing that than your average student.


Wow. That is a very very interesting point. I never really thought about that.
 
2012-09-21 11:44:20 AM
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2012-09-21 11:47:46 AM
I didn't actively hate W as a person. I hated his administration, but people always said he was a good guy to meet in person. I didn't hate McCain, I was disappointed in where he went in order to get the nomination, but I still had respect for what he's done in life. I actively do not like Mitt Romney. He has no core convictions, feels entitled to the presidency, and he seems to lack empathy for anyone that isn't rich, white, and straight. He lost any shred of respect I may have had for him as a person when he called half of the country losers that he doesn't care about. What kind of asshole does that, especially when running for president?

fark off, Romney. I'm tired of hearing your name.
 
2012-09-21 11:48:01 AM
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WTF is wrong with you people? Don't you realize what a privilege it is to be able to vote for my husband?
 
2012-09-21 11:48:11 AM

Politicandy: I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.


Well he is everything the Republicans tried to paint Kerry as.
 
2012-09-21 11:48:21 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Weaver95: point taken. the GOP doesn't actually LIKE Romney, but it's either him or Obama...and they *hate* Obama.

That's the funny part. It seems like they chose him because they thought he had the lowest chance of imploding, and they believed that if their guy didn't implode, the GOP would slide right in in this economy. Then Romney implodes.


He did have the lowest chance of imploding. Aside from Huntsman and Johnson, who's policy positions were too out of joint with the general Republican platform
 
2012-09-21 11:48:47 AM

somedude210: In some states, yes. But I have a feeling we're gonna see OH shenanigans again, or even FL.


I'm hoping Obama's good polling numbers and proected EV lead will prevent Ohio and Florida shenanigans from happening this year. In 2000 and 2004, the R's only had to swing one state to win. This year, they'll have to stage "upsets" in several swing states for Romney to win.
 
2012-09-21 11:48:49 AM
The best thing about his implosion is that he isn't having a single Dukakis moment, he is retiring the Dukakis moment. In years forward we will refer to bad campaigning as having "Romney'd it upped."

He didn't even need a tank.
 
2012-09-21 11:49:23 AM
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2012-09-21 11:50:27 AM

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: and proected EV


"projected" [sigh]
 
2012-09-21 11:50:29 AM
The dog-rack story put me in the 'will not vote for under any circumstances category' with Romney.

I really hate the derpocraps, with their whole philosophy of 'let's make the country better by stealing from the rich, and giving the money to a bunch of farking bums'. But Romney scares me the way Bush Light does. I just imagine one bone-headed thing after another for 4 years.

At least Fartbongo is invisible. Sure he promised a lot, then didn't do jack squat. But at least he didn't make things worse. Play basketball, Barry, and everything will be okay.

Fortunately for the GOP, every time we get a dumbotard president in there with a dumbotard congress, they manage to smoking crater themselves in the off year elections before they can do any real damage to the country.

Thank FSM for gridlock. The only thing that would be better is if the president and the entirety of congress pledged to do nothing, and go home.
 
2012-09-21 11:51:42 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Of course he doesn't know how to convince voters that he's the man for the job - he has literally less experience doing that than your average student.


He did run previously in MA, first for senator, and then for Governor.
This isn't his first rodeo, though it is his first dealing with all the freakish Republicans from outside of New England.
 
2012-09-21 11:52:10 AM

sammyk: Aarontology: Politicandy: I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.

Yeah. People didn't take Kerry seriously, but he wasn't actively disliked.

He was disliked as much as any out of touch rich arsehole. If you have never worried about how you are going to pay the rent or never had to consider what you could actually afford when buying a car you are out of touch with the average Joe. Period. You did not get that rich by just working hard and playing buy the rules. A lot of people resent that and dislike them for it. Granted Kerry married most of his money but he is a senator and they all game the system in ways that would most likely have you or I put in prison.

The difference is Rmoney is pure evil and has willfully destroyed functioning businesses and harmed the communities that depend on them in the name of profit. Kerry hasn't reached that level of evil but I still dislike him.


What? Are you saying that Kerry never worked for anything? Oh, yeah, I guess he didn't actually risk his life for his country VOLUNTARILY.

You, sir, are a buffoon.
 
2012-09-21 11:52:35 AM

Car_Ramrod: What kind of asshole does that, especially when running for president?


An asshole that has 250 million dollars in assets. So he doesn't win the Presidency? Who farking cares. It's not like he's ever going to have to worry about paying a bill in his life, nor will his kids ever have to worry about paying any of theirs. He could spend every remaining day of his life on a super luxurious vacation and still have plenty of money left over. And he's going to really fume over not being President?
 
2012-09-21 11:53:16 AM

Hobodeluxe: [s3.amazonaws.com image 550x385]

WTF is wrong with you people? Don't you realize what a privilege it is to be able to vote for my husband?


I dislike this biatch far more than I do Mitt

/and I wouldn't piss on Mitt if he were on fire
 
2012-09-21 11:53:28 AM
The RNC is really are a bunch of dimwits. Imagine if they had really put their muscle behind Huntsman and used Fox News and the narrative in general to set him up as the presumptive nominee. Imagine where we'd be right now. Republicans are always going to vote for the guy with the "R" after his name so that would still be locked up but you'd legitimately have a horse race with the undecideds and independents.

I'm always teetering back and forth, wondering if republicans are really this stupid or if they're actually just evil and faking the stupidity but on this one, since it will cost them the election I'm going to have to go with irredeemably stupid.
 
2012-09-21 11:54:32 AM

Aarontology: Politicandy: I used to think he was the Republican John Kerry, but apparently his situation is even worse.

Yeah. People didn't take Kerry seriously, but he wasn't actively disliked.


I dunno man--I voted for him and didn't find him very likeable. I imagine the folks on the other side of the aisle found him pretty repugnant.
 
2012-09-21 11:54:40 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I wonder how many points Mitt is ahead over in Freeperland. Anyone ventured over there recently?


I have a few friends who tilt that way -- they are in Fantasyland at this point, thinking the debates will turn things around. I think the only thing that can derail Obama at this point would be another market collapse.
 
2012-09-21 11:55:01 AM
Republicans should just admit that Obama is the better Republican candidate at this point.
 
2012-09-21 11:55:35 AM

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: somedude210: In some states, yes. But I have a feeling we're gonna see OH shenanigans again, or even FL.

I'm hoping Obama's good polling numbers and proected EV lead will prevent Ohio and Florida shenanigans from happening this year. In 2000 and 2004, the R's only had to swing one state to win. This year, they'll have to stage "upsets" in several swing states for Romney to win.


they will do anything to win. I think they feel like they have enough activist judges in place to protect them. so look for shenanigans in Ohio,Fla,Pa and quite possibly NC and Colo.
 
2012-09-21 11:55:47 AM

SevenizGud: The dog-rack story put me in the 'will not vote for under any circumstances category' with Romney.

I really hate the derpocraps, with their whole philosophy of 'let's make the country better by stealing from the rich, and giving the money to a bunch of farking bums'. But Romney scares me the way Bush Light does. I just imagine one bone-headed thing after another for 4 years.

At least Fartbongo is invisible. Sure he promised a lot, then didn't do jack squat. But at least he didn't make things worse. Play basketball, Barry, and everything will be okay.

Fortunately for the GOP, every time we get a dumbotard president in there with a dumbotard congress, they manage to smoking crater themselves in the off year elections before they can do any real damage to the country.

Thank FSM for gridlock. The only thing that would be better is if the president and the entirety of congress pledged to do nothing, and go home.


Can you try saying that in english and not in dogwhistle?
 
2012-09-21 11:56:58 AM

SevenizGud: At least Fartbongo is invisible. Sure he promised a lot, then didn't do jack squat.


SevenizGud: Thank FSM for gridlock.


You are part of the reason why government sucks so bad.
 
2012-09-21 11:57:03 AM

rtaylor92: The RNC is really are a bunch of dimwits. Imagine if they had really put their muscle behind Huntsman and used Fox News and the narrative in general to set him up as the presumptive nominee. Imagine where we'd be right now. Republicans are always going to vote for the guy with the "R" after his name so that would still be locked up but you'd legitimately have a horse race with the undecideds and independents.

I'm always teetering back and forth, wondering if republicans are really this stupid or if they're actually just evil and faking the stupidity but on this one, since it will cost them the election I'm going to have to go with irredeemably stupid.


that Tea Party Frankenstein monster has crippled them.
 
2012-09-21 11:57:32 AM
Is there a real reason the GOP hates Obama so much? With the exception of healthcare reform (passed by almost all of the past 4 presidents), what is their beef? His economic strategy is fairly similar to W's, his foreign policy is only viewed as different because he doesn't appear as reckless or as inarticulate as W, and he has barely done anything the GOP hasn't been completely behind in the past.

So what the shiat really gives here?
 
2012-09-21 11:57:43 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Republicans should just admit that Obama is the better Republican candidate at this point.


This.

I wonder what could be the deal the breaker here, hmmmm, Must be the way Obama ties his tie.

*thesheriffisanig-bong* pic
 
2012-09-21 11:59:02 AM

TimonC346: Is there a real reason the GOP hates Obama so much? With the exception of healthcare reform (passed by almost all of the past 4 presidents), what is their beef? His economic strategy is fairly similar to W's, his foreign policy is only viewed as different because he doesn't appear as reckless or as inarticulate as W, and he has barely done anything the GOP hasn't been completely behind in the past.

So what the shiat really gives here?


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2012-09-21 11:59:05 AM

Lost Thought 00: Three Crooked Squirrels: Weaver95: point taken. the GOP doesn't actually LIKE Romney, but it's either him or Obama...and they *hate* Obama.

That's the funny part. It seems like they chose him because they thought he had the lowest chance of imploding, and they believed that if their guy didn't implode, the GOP would slide right in in this economy. Then Romney implodes.

He did have the lowest chance of imploding. Aside from Huntsman and Johnson, who's policy positions were too out of joint with the general Republican platform


And yet, he did it anyway.
 
2012-09-21 11:59:27 AM
At least Fartbongo is invisible. Sure he promised a lot, then didn't do jack squat. But at least he didn't make things worse. Play basketball, Barry, and everything will be okay.

So lemme guess, vote republican?

Yep, all he did was nothing. The "didn't do jack squat" is a tired old talking point.
 
2012-09-21 12:00:41 PM

Hobodeluxe: they will do anything to win. I think they feel like they have enough activist judges in place to protect them. so look for shenanigans in Ohio,Fla,Pa and quite possibly NC and Colo.


I pray to FSM that you're wrong.
 
2012-09-21 12:01:51 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: It struck me earlier this morning that Romney has probably never had a real job interview in his life.

I think at that level, when your father is governor and your family friends are all on the Board of Directors, when you're first out of school, a friendly VP quietly takes you out to lunch and gently asks you some questions about where you want your career to go. You don't have to sweat in front of a panel of total strangers and sell yourself with everything you've got. Of course he doesn't know how to convince voters that he's the man for the job - he has literally less experience doing that than your average student.


Except Romney has run for office before, and won. Even if he had no job interview experience, he does have experience selling himself to voters. The fact that he's still so bad at it just makes the whole situation more hilarious.
 
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