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(The Daily Dolt)   Mitt Romney has the lowest favorability rating of any presidential nominee in history, including all of the eventual losers. Fark: And that's before he insulted 47% of the American population   (thedailydolt.com) divider line 207
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2012-09-21 12:02:48 PM  

Lando Lincoln: 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?


Then why has he been running for president for so many years? If he doesn't care so much about winning that trophy, why has he put in so much time and effort into it? He has been running for office since 1994, with the eventual goal to win Top Executive of America. Someone doesn't devote nearly 2 decades of their life to something they don't care about.
 
2012-09-21 12:04:06 PM  
We get it. He.... sucks infinite cock.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:03 PM  

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?


I guess we don't all get it.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:04 PM  

quizzical: 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.


Except last time he ran he was a liberal.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:48 PM  

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?


You made me laugh out loud during math class, and now my professor is giving me the stink eye. Thanks a lot.

+1 instanets to you, Sir and/or Madam.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:54 PM  
Imagine what Obomber's approval would be if NBC, CBS, CNN, NY Times, and the rest of the liberal media if they treated Obammy the way they treat Romney.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:54 PM  

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.


That's a lot of stupid
 
2012-09-21 12:05:56 PM  

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?


Black + Democrat.

If he was a black Republican, they'd love the guy.

If he was a white Democrat, they wouldn't mind him nearly as much.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:59 PM  

Weaver95: 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.


I guess they didn't think Mitt Romney's implosion would create a singularity, sucking their Senate hopes in with it.
 
2012-09-21 12:06:39 PM  
And yet polling shows the popular vote is almost a dead heat.

What does that say about the incumbent?
 
2012-09-21 12:07:18 PM  

Opiate of the Lasses: /and I wouldn't piss on Mitt if he were on fire


I would tell him wait for something to trickle down.

And then laugh and laugh and laugh.
 
2012-09-21 12:08:05 PM  

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?


The people that run the Republican party only want one thing - to loot the nation of its remaining natural and financial resources. The rest of the Republican platform is camouflage.

Obama may take a lot of conservative positions, but he's called out the 1% on their rapaciousness, and that is unacceptable to the owners of the nation.

They also don't care for the color of his skin.
 
2012-09-21 12:08:19 PM  

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.


Ann thinks this as well...
 
2012-09-21 12:09:27 PM  
 
2012-09-21 12:12:59 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.


True, but he did win the Gov in Mass, even though he doesn't want to talk about it...significantly smaller stage than he iis on now, however.

/you are spot on though
 
2012-09-21 12:13:07 PM  
Gah.. html fail.

Don't click the link above, it's just a messed up tag which links back to "Mitt Romneys Tax Return"'s post from 11:48:47.
 
2012-09-21 12:13:46 PM  

KarmicDisaster: 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.

Except last time he ran he was a liberal.


Choosing to market himself to the wrong set of voters still makes him bad at running for office. Granted, four years ago it was still okay to be a moderate Republican; switching sides probably didn't look like such a bad idea.
 
2012-09-21 12:14:00 PM  

Lando Lincoln: If he was a white Democrat, they wouldn't mind him nearly as much.


I dunno about that; I think they'd very much mind a white Democrat from Chicago being elected president. I read an interesting article on this a few years back; it's not necessarily being a Democrat that's the problem (though it does contribute), it's being a Democrat that's not from the South. If you look at the last 6 Democratic presidents going back to Roosevelt, four out of the six were from the South, and Kennedy chose a Southerner as Vice President. Obama has broken that mold in a major way.
 
2012-09-21 12:14:07 PM  

Cletus C.: And yet polling shows the popular vote is almost a dead heat.

What does that say about the incumbent?


So Romney's low approval ratingis bad news ... for Obama?
 
2012-09-21 12:15:10 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Then why has he been running for president for so many years? If he doesn't care so much about winning that trophy, why has he put in so much time and effort into it? He has been running for office since 1994, with the eventual goal to win Top Executive of America. Someone doesn't devote nearly 2 decades of their life to something they don't care about.


In a way it reminds me of Larry Ellison and the pursuit of the America's Cup. It's a trophy he can have that nobody else at the Billionaires Only country club can have.

The bizarre paradox is that it seems that in both cases they believe they deserve it because of their unique personal talents, yet in order to have it all that is required of them is to spend huge amounts of money. It's a strange mental state.
 
2012-09-21 12:15:56 PM  

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.


I'd be much more concerned about shenanigans in the Senate, House and Governor races.
 
2012-09-21 12:16:47 PM  

Cletus C.: And yet polling shows the popular vote is almost a dead heat.

What does that say about the incumbent?


It says more about the efficacy of Fox News to make retards believe nonsense than anything about the incumbent, but we appreciate your tired efforts nonetheless.
 
2012-09-21 12:17:12 PM  

shotglasss: Imagine what Obomber's approval would be if NBC, CBS, CNN, NY Times, and the rest of the liberal media if they treated Obammy the way they treat Romney.


As is frequently pointed out, Romney has had greater positive coverage since the start of the campaign season than Obama has had. Admittedly, the graph doesn't show the coverage of Romney's recent self-immolation

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2012-09-21 12:18:28 PM  
I just watched (part of) the video as part of the Colbert Report, and his coverage of it, and I can really only say this.

It's true. About 47% of Americans are parasites. There is no elegant way to say that. It's still true, though.

Mitt should have stated that he didn't care about trying to convert them to vote for him because it can't be done, rather than stating it in a way that implies he doesn't care about them at all, period (even if that is the actual case).

And I think that's the error. I really don't give a squirt about you 47% losers either. And yet I still think I care more about you than Mitt does. Maybe our president should care about all the citizens. I dunno. But I fear that Mitt will treat the 47% like his dog, and roof-rack a large portion of the American populace, and in my estimation, to the tune of a much larger percentage than just 47%.
 
2012-09-21 12:19:36 PM  

what_now: 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.


Thanks, I'm busy right now prepping for an interview on Tuesday, and it occurs to me that I probably shouldn't stride in and say to the panel, "Boy, that last guy you interviewed was terrible, huh? I mean, he'll ruin your company if you hire him, haha. So, when do I start?"
 
2012-09-21 12:21:32 PM  

shotglasss: Imagine what Obomber's approval would be if NBC, CBS, CNN, NY Times, and the rest of the liberal media if they treated Obammy the way they treat Romney.


Obama would have a 90% approval rating if he had as much good press as Romney has had since spring.
 
2012-09-21 12:21:51 PM  

shotglasss: Imagine what Obomber's approval would be if NBC, CBS, CNN, NY Times, and the rest of the liberal media if they treated Obammy the way they treat Romney.


Rmoney is funny, because Romney has a lot of money and that's all he cares about.

Obammy, though, makes me think of Al Jolson, which makes me think if Mammy, which conjures up images of
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If intentional, then you are a racist. If unintentional, then can't you see how it could be construed as being racist? It would be like me calling Romney Rmormonassholecultist or some shiat like that.
 
2012-09-21 12:22:07 PM  

SevenizGud: I just watched (part of) the video as part of the Colbert Report, and his coverage of it, and I can really only say this.

It's true. About 47% of Americans are parasites. There is no elegant way to say that. It's still true, though.

Mitt should have stated that he didn't care about trying to convert them to vote for him because it can't be done, rather than stating it in a way that implies he doesn't care about them at all, period (even if that is the actual case).

And I think that's the error. I really don't give a squirt about you 47% losers either. And yet I still think I care more about you than Mitt does. Maybe our president should care about all the citizens. I dunno. But I fear that Mitt will treat the 47% like his dog, and roof-rack a large portion of the American populace, and in my estimation, to the tune of a much larger percentage than just 47%.


Mitt Romney is a parasite. His entire career consisted of siphoning money from companies into his pocket.
 
2012-09-21 12:22:55 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: what_now: 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.

Thanks, I'm busy right now prepping for an interview on Tuesday, and it occurs to me that I probably shouldn't stride in and say to the panel, "Boy, that last guy you interviewed was terrible, huh? I mean, he'll ruin your company if you hire him, haha. So, when do I start?"


No, go balls deep. Do just that. Maybe even whip your dick out on the table and say "I will personally thrust your company to the next level". It can't hurt / help.
 
2012-09-21 12:22:58 PM  

SevenizGud: It's true. About 47% of Americans are parasites. There is no elegant way to say that. It's still true, though.


No matter how many times you say it, it's still not true.
 
2012-09-21 12:23:21 PM  

Cletus C.: And yet polling shows the popular vote is almost a dead heat.

What does that say about the incumbent?


He's probably going to win, anyway?
 
2012-09-21 12:23:52 PM  

TimonC346: Is there a real reason the GOP hates Obama so much?


He stands between them and ultimate, uncontrolled and uncriticizable power. Power is what they want, and he's not them.
 
2012-09-21 12:25:14 PM  

SevenizGud: I just watched (part of) the video as part of the Colbert Report, and his coverage of it, and I can really only say this.

It's true. About 47% of Americans are parasites. There is no elegant way to say that. It's still true, though.

Mitt should have stated that he didn't care about trying to convert them to vote for him because it can't be done, rather than stating it in a way that implies he doesn't care about them at all, period (even if that is the actual case).

And I think that's the error. I really don't give a squirt about you 47% losers either. And yet I still think I care more about you than Mitt does. Maybe our president should care about all the citizens. I dunno. But I fear that Mitt will treat the 47% like his dog, and roof-rack a large portion of the American populace, and in my estimation, to the tune of a much larger percentage than just 47%.


No, for our lurking studio audience, the 47% are not parasites. 61% of them are making very little money (while the CEOs make something like 260 times the grunts), and most of the rest are students and elderly, the last of which has paid into entitlements most of their lives.

So keep lying ace, but no one will smoke your stupid pole here, my friend.
 
2012-09-21 12:25:17 PM  

Cletus C.: And yet polling shows the popular vote is almost a dead heat.

What does that say about the incumbent?


The popular vote (country wide) does not elect the President. You need to look at the vote on a state-by-state basis and adjust that based on electoral college representation.

You would think that something like this was covered multiple times in grade school...
 
2012-09-21 12:25:47 PM  

shotglasss: Imagine what Obomber's approval would be if NBC, CBS, CNN, NY Times, and the rest of the liberal media if they treated Obammy the way they treat Romney.


I'm guessing somewhere in the 60s, given the Lamestream Palace Guard MSM Dhimmedia's inability to question the sheer volume of lies, misinformation and mendacity from the Romney campaign. "Inability" as in, "if they asked the campaign about one untruth from between JAN2012 and SEP2012 every hour from now until the campaign, they'd be stuck in February on Election Day".
 
2012-09-21 12:26:47 PM  

Car_Ramrod: 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.


This. I disagreed intensely with Bush and McCain, hell I almost thought about voting for McCain if Hilary had the nod and Palin hadn't been chosen. But both of them seem to be, on a personal level, half ways decent. Kerry, while I thought he was a terrible candidate, didn't seem that bad of a politician. Just utterly unexciting and brought nothing new to the table. Again, on a personal level I'm sure he would be alright to meet for a few minutes at a fundraiser. I am actively loathing Mitt Romney though. I turn the channel every time he's interviewed. It's that smug look that he gives off, that smirk that belies a conviction that he is entitled to this office because of his money, connections and previous campaigns. His wife is certainly not helping matters either.

Romney just comes across as everything people hate about the stereotypical American politician. Added into the mix is the smug elitist asshole factor and the wife who thinks her shiat does not stink (to borrow a phrase from Grandma). He's not even any good at this whole campaigning for President deal,.
 
2012-09-21 12:29:18 PM  

plc5_250: Cletus C.: And yet polling shows the popular vote is almost a dead heat.

What does that say about the incumbent?

The popular vote (country wide) does not elect the President. You need to look at the vote on a state-by-state basis and adjust that based on electoral college representation.

You would think that something like this was covered multiple times in grade school...


I think he knows this, and in his (jesus, I can't believe I'm doing this) defense, how many times did the popular vote get run out there in December 2000 as proof that... Bush wasn't "duly elected by the people". And then the debate rages for a few weeks and nothing becomes of it. So he is kinda using an old liberal tactic that has no where to go but in the circular file. But again, what does it say about the incumbent? Nothing. It says the voters are paste-eating feckless morons who vote with a Biblical dick shoved up their asses.
 
2012-09-21 12:29:35 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Lando Lincoln: 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?

Then why has he been running for president for so many years? If he doesn't care so much about winning that trophy, why has he put in so much time and effort into it? He has been running for office since 1994, with the eventual goal to win Top Executive of America. Someone doesn't devote nearly 2 decades of their life to something they don't care about.



How many other life goals is the guy really going to have at this point?

The Presidency is a prestige item for Romney, and one of the few that he can't (quite) buy outright. That's the challenge, and that may well be the only real attraction of it. It certainly helps explain his tin ear for the process- trying to negotiate from the viewpoint of a buyer of the office, rather than as a seller of himself.
 
2012-09-21 12:29:54 PM  

SevenizGud: I just watched (part of) the video as part of the Colbert Report, and his coverage of it, and I can really only say this.

It's true. About 47% of Americans are parasites. There is no elegant way to say that. It's still true, though.

Mitt should have stated that he didn't care about trying to convert them to vote for him because it can't be done, rather than stating it in a way that implies he doesn't care about them at all, period (even if that is the actual case).

And I think that's the error. I really don't give a squirt about you 47% losers either. And yet I still think I care more about you than Mitt does. Maybe our president should care about all the citizens. I dunno. But I fear that Mitt will treat the 47% like his dog, and roof-rack a large portion of the American populace, and in my estimation, to the tune of a much larger percentage than just 47%.


So, the large portion of that 47% that are the elderly using their SS and Medicare are parasites? The 47% who are young, still in school, and not working are parasites? The 47% who are truly disabled and unable to work are parasites?

If you think the 47% are all just Joe Bubba and Laquisha, sitting around on their asses all day and collect government checks, then you are just an asshole.
 
2012-09-21 12:30:30 PM  

KarmicDisaster: quizzical: 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.

Except last time he ran he was a liberal.


That right there is the basic problem. He was somewhat successful in selling himself to Massachusetts voters as a moderate. Now he's trying to sell himself to the Republican base as a hardcore conservative, without being too obvious about it, since he doesn't want to piss off the independents.
 
2012-09-21 12:31:39 PM  
This survey overlooks his most critical feature: he's not black.

That alone will win him an election, or at least make it close.
 
2012-09-21 12:33:13 PM  

czetie: Car_Ramrod: Then why has he been running for president for so many years? If he doesn't care so much about winning that trophy, why has he put in so much time and effort into it? He has been running for office since 1994, with the eventual goal to win Top Executive of America. Someone doesn't devote nearly 2 decades of their life to something they don't care about.

In a way it reminds me of Larry Ellison and the pursuit of the America's Cup. It's a trophy he can have that nobody else at the Billionaires Only country club can have.

The bizarre paradox is that it seems that in both cases they believe they deserve it because of their unique personal talents, yet in order to have it all that is required of them is to spend huge amounts of money. It's a strange mental state.


To make a minor fix to that...he isn't even spending his OWN money to enjoy pursuing such a great prize. People are paying him to try and win it. It's not like he has a job or worries about paying his mortgage.
 
2012-09-21 12:35:26 PM  

Weaver95: 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.


During the primary, I'd lurk over in freeperville and there were more than a few comments along the lines of "Romney's a liberal and will destroy this great nation just like Obama... maybe just a little slower. I'd rather it happen as quickly as possible so we can get to the business of rebuilding America."

I always figured it was shallow talk, but I thought I'd put it out there.
 
2012-09-21 12:36:04 PM  

coeyagi: God Is My Co-Pirate: what_now: 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.

Thanks, I'm busy right now prepping for an interview on Tuesday, and it occurs to me that I probably shouldn't stride in and say to the panel, "Boy, that last guy you interviewed was terrible, huh? I mean, he'll ruin your company if you hire him, haha. So, when do I start?"

No, go balls deep. Do just that. Maybe even whip your dick out on the table and say "I will personally thrust your company to the next level". It can't hurt / help.


Ha! I don't actually have a dick, but that's never stopped me before.
 
2012-09-21 12:37:18 PM  

Wasteland: The Presidency is a prestige item for Romney, and one of the few that he can't (quite) buy outright. That's the challenge, and that may well be the only real attraction of it.


It would certainly buoy my spirits regarding the state of this country if all that money Romney and the superPACs are pouring into his campaign resulted in diddly-squat, or even better if the Dems came out stronger in the Senate/House. At least afterward Romney could point to this as a single instance where he actually put money into the US economy rather than sucking it out and storing it in offshore tax havens.
 
2012-09-21 12:38:19 PM  

plc5_250: Cletus C.: And yet polling shows the popular vote is almost a dead heat.

What does that say about the incumbent?

The popular vote (country wide) does not elect the President. You need to look at the vote on a state-by-state basis and adjust that based on electoral college representation.

You would think that something like this was covered multiple times in grade school...


I understand how that works. President Gore made that quite clear.

The question I raised was that about how half the country plans to vote for the guy with the least-favorable rating ever for a presidential candidate and what that says about Obama.
 
2012-09-21 12:39:03 PM  

Cletus C.: And yet polling shows the popular vote is almost a dead heat.

What does that say about the incumbent?


Thank you Fox News for Keeping Us Infromed

/would expect no less from you Cletus
//tell me again about the silent majority
 
2012-09-21 12:39:23 PM  

DirkValentine: 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.


I never said I had no respect for his military service. But the guy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Just like dear old dad he married money.

From wikipedia:"Kerry is the child of Richard Kerry (1915-2000), a Foreign Service Officer and an attorney for the Bureau of United Nations Affairs, and Rosemary Forbes Kerry (1913-2002), a World War II nurse and member of the wealthy Forbes family. Rosemary was born in Paris, France, to American parents. Kerry has three siblings: two sisters, Diana (born in 1947) and Margerie (aka Peggy; born in 1941), and a brother, Cameron (born in 1950), Cameron Kerry was picked to be President Barack Obama's general counsel of the Commerce Department.[1] One of Kerry's maternal great-great-grandfathers was Robert Charles Winthrop, the 22nd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.[2]"
 
2012-09-21 12:39:48 PM  

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?


In case you haven't noticed, Obama's a black Democrat.
 
2012-09-21 12:41:17 PM  

JerkStore: This survey overlooks his most critical feature: he's not black.

That alone will win him an election, or at least make it close.


Didn't work out at all for the last not-black presidential candidate.

Performance of the incumbent may play into it. It sometimes is a factor, whatever the skin color.
 
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