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(Townhall)   "I believe Mitt Romney will defeat Barack Obama in November. Let me give you some of my reasons"   (townhall.com) divider line 213
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2012-09-25 07:31:15 AM  
All you need to know is the article contains the following sentence:

Romney is offering concrete and realistic plans to help America grow again and create millions of new jobs.
 
2012-09-25 07:39:47 AM  
Oh my god
 
2012-09-25 07:43:48 AM  
Are there statisticals?

I need to be shown statisticals.
 
2012-09-25 07:47:45 AM  
missing: "I have a severe head injury"
 
2012-09-25 08:08:41 AM  

Vodka Zombie: Are there statisticals?

I need to be shown statisticals.


They're still being harmonized.
 
2012-09-25 08:22:08 AM  
This is similar to a couple of weeks ago when I was fervently explaining to anyone who would listen why the Vols were going to beat Florida this year. Somewhere in my subconscious, I knew the truth...but dammit, I wanted to believe.
 
2012-09-25 08:48:08 AM  
The "Romney is secretly winning" derp sure is up to 11 today.
 
2012-09-25 08:49:32 AM  
Does it involve opening windows on jetliners?
 
2012-09-25 08:51:32 AM  
Romeny is running such a thumb dicked campaign that the right wing is worried people will just stay home on election day. 
 
2012-09-25 09:00:12 AM  
It's more of a dick-thumbed campaign. Seriously imagine how clumsy and inept you would be if you had dicks for thumbs
 
2012-09-25 09:03:46 AM  
1. This is an opposite election year, in which the candidate with the fewest votes wins.
 
2012-09-25 09:10:15 AM  

Jackson Herring: It's more of a dick-thumbed campaign. Seriously imagine how clumsy and inept you would be if you had dicks for thumbs



Would these dick thumbs have nails?
 
2012-09-25 09:13:49 AM  

James!: Would these dick thumbs have nails?


i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-25 09:17:05 AM  

James!: Jackson Herring: It's more of a dick-thumbed campaign. Seriously imagine how clumsy and inept you would be if you had dicks for thumbs


Would these dick thumbs have nails?


Of course not, don't be childish
 
2012-09-25 09:21:33 AM  

xenophon10k: The "Romney is secretly winning" derp sure is up to 11 today.


eric cantor was on cnbc this morning saying the same thing.
 
2012-09-25 09:31:00 AM  
images.sodahead.com
 
2012-09-25 09:38:29 AM  

xenophon10k: The "Romney is secretly winning" derp sure is up to 11 today.


we're getting closer to the final push, that's why they're herping the derp extra hard.
 
2012-09-25 09:40:33 AM  
Does anyone else think Rush's brother wrote the piece just give to give a topic of the day on his radio show? Starting a monolog by referencing an article that may or may not be true has become a popular way of legitimizing a view. Just asking questions on things I have heard.
 
2012-09-25 09:42:56 AM  
Romney is offering concrete and realistic plans to help America grow again and create millions of new jobs.

From his 60 minutes interview:

Pelley: The devil's in the details, though. What are we talking about - mortgage deduction, the charitable deduction?
Romney: The devil's in the details; the angel is in the policy, which is creating more jobs.

Sounds concrete and realistic to me. The plan to create more jobs is to create more jobs.
 
2012-09-25 09:46:00 AM  

eurotrader: Does anyone else think Rush's brother wrote the piece just give to give a topic of the day on his radio show? Starting a monolog by referencing an article that may or may not be true has become a popular way of legitimizing a view. Just asking questions on things I have heard.


very possible. they've colluded on various issues before...again, not that there's anything wrong with that. shilling for one another is perfectly acceptable. kinda unethical...but it's borderline.

I'm not sure how Limbaugh (either of them) are going to handle an Obama win this year. Rush (at least) seems to have made this thing personal. I mean sure, he didn't like Bill Clinton much at all but with Obama there's a different tone in Rush's voice - he really seems to drip venom when he has to talk about Obama.
 
2012-09-25 09:48:39 AM  
"No, it is Obama and Biden who are the ball-lickers!"
 
2012-09-25 09:48:42 AM  
Those were some fine statisticals.
 
2012-09-25 09:54:25 AM  

xenophon10k: The "Romney is secretly winning" derp sure is up to 11 today.


Three statisticals:

(1) Undecideds will break to Romney
(2) Inaccurate polling
(3) Silent majority.

Romney wins with 283 EVs.

Book it. Done.
 
2012-09-25 09:57:20 AM  
If you go to RealClearPolitics which averages polls, you can click on the no-tossup States tab.

Granted that has some very small margins but it has Obama: 347 to Romney: 191

Romney has to flip/nudge enough States to get 79 additional electoral votes.

He has to flip/nudge:

Florida
Colorado
Iowa
Ohio
Virginia
New Hampshire

and not lose anything he already has. Bonus: he is down by 4 points in 3 of those States.
 
2012-09-25 10:02:39 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: xenophon10k: The "Romney is secretly winning" derp sure is up to 11 today.

Three statisticals:

(1) Undecideds will break to Romney
(2) Inaccurate polling
(3) Silent majority.

Romney wins with 283 EVs.

Book it. Done.


Ah yes, back when trolling really meant something.
 
2012-09-25 10:03:02 AM  

mrshowrules: If you go to RealClearPolitics which averages polls, you can click on the no-tossup States tab.
Granted that has some very small margins but it has Obama: 347 to Romney: 191
Romney has to flip/nudge enough States to get 79 additional electoral votes.
He has to flip/nudge:
Florida
Colorado
Iowa
Ohio
Virginia
New Hampshire
and not lose anything he already has. Bonus: he is down by 4 points in 3 of those States.


I'll be watching Virginia and Florida.
If he loses Florida, it's almost impossible for him to win. Nate says less than 2% of the scenarios for a Romney win have him losing Florida.
If he loses Virginia, it's highly improbable for him to win.

Florida will likely be too close to call early in the evening, but Virginia won't be. If Obama wins Virginia, you can pretty much go to bed. Unless you just want to watch the bloodbath.
 
2012-09-25 10:05:29 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: I'll be watching Virginia and Florida.


Florida yes, but I think Ohio is a bigger deal than Virginia.
 
2012-09-25 10:09:07 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: mrshowrules: If you go to RealClearPolitics which averages polls, you can click on the no-tossup States tab.
Granted that has some very small margins but it has Obama: 347 to Romney: 191
Romney has to flip/nudge enough States to get 79 additional electoral votes.
He has to flip/nudge:
Florida
Colorado
Iowa
Ohio
Virginia
New Hampshire
and not lose anything he already has. Bonus: he is down by 4 points in 3 of those States.

I'll be watching Virginia and Florida.
If he loses Florida, it's almost impossible for him to win. Nate says less than 2% of the scenarios for a Romney win have him losing Florida.
If he loses Virginia, it's highly improbable for him to win.

Florida will likely be too close to call early in the evening, but Virginia won't be. If Obama wins Virginia, you can pretty much go to bed. Unless you just want to watch the bloodbath.


If Romney loses NC and (Montana or Arizona) it would be a loss bigger than McCain.
 
2012-09-25 10:11:29 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: hillbillypharmacist: I'll be watching Virginia and Florida.

Florida yes, but I think Ohio is a bigger deal than Virginia.


He needs to flip nudge all three of those plus two more States and keep everything he is tenuously holding on to. Their are no small races for Romney. Smaller levels of failure are his best hope.
 
2012-09-25 10:16:16 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Florida will likely be too close to call early in the evening, but Virginia won't be. If Obama wins Virginia, you can pretty much go to bed.


9 PM. Washington, Oregon, California & Hawaii are pretty much sewn up for Obama. If he has 198 EVs at 9PM, it's over.

Hell, if he has 169 EVs before 9PM, it's over too.
 
2012-09-25 10:17:39 AM  

Weaver95: xenophon10k: The "Romney is secretly winning" derp sure is up to 11 today.

we're getting closer to the final push, that's why they're herping the derp extra hard.



The primary right-wing fanatic in my FB newsfeed has started using the word "sheeple"...yep, it's about that time.
 
2012-09-25 10:28:10 AM  
Romney will win and you will barely notice the difference with these replacement officials.
 
2012-09-25 10:40:48 AM  
I'd like to take you Farkers on a stroll down memory lane to 2008...

RedState: The Seven Reasons McCain-Palin Are a Lock to Win

Brutally Honest: John McCain will win Pennsylvania

American Spectator: Batman and Rush: Why McCain Will Win

PJ Media: Why I Still Think McCain Will Win

This list is just the tip of the iceberg...but, you get the idea.
 
2012-09-25 11:35:33 AM  

UberDave: Weaver95: xenophon10k: The "Romney is secretly winning" derp sure is up to 11 today.

we're getting closer to the final push, that's why they're herping the derp extra hard.


The primary right-wing fanatic in my FB newsfeed has started using the word "sheeple"...yep, it's about that time.


I understand WHY the GOP is pushing hard. it's the time of year when they SHOULD be pushing your party forward. But I have to be honest - their chances aren't very good. Romney has made a lot of mistakes, his platform is vague at best and offensive at worst. the GOP had a badly managed convention. And they have more than a few local politicians who've been running their mouths and caught national attention over their weird/warped beliefs. I don't know that the Republicans can fix all of this before it's time to start voting.
 
2012-09-25 11:42:35 AM  
"everybody I know is also a cranky old scared white guy, and we all agree Obama will lose, because we all want our country back."
 
2012-09-25 11:45:11 AM  
I'm very sad someone beat me to the statisticals comment. I was going to post that. Damn it. That said, it's always wonderful when someone's folly turns into everyone else's comedy gold.
 
2012-09-25 12:15:32 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Pelley: The devil's in the details, though. What are we talking about - mortgage deduction, the charitable deduction?
Romney: The devil's in the details; the angel is in the policy, which is creating more jobs.


As soon as I heard that line I thought of this:

President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: "There it is. That's the ten word answer my staff's been looking for for two weeks. There it is. Ten-word answers can kill you in political campaigns. They're the tip of the sword. Here's my question: What are the next ten words of your answer? Your taxes are too high? So are mine. Give me the next ten words. How are we going to do it? Give me ten after that, I'll drop out of the race right now. Every once in a while... every once in a while, there's a day with an absolute right and an absolute wrong, but those days almost always include body counts. Other than that, there aren't very many unnuanced moments in leading a country that's way too big for ten words. I'm the President of the United States, not the President of the people who agree with me. And by the way, if the left has a problem with that, they should vote for somebody else."
 
2012-09-25 12:29:31 PM  
I'll click both pages, so you don't have to:

1) Romney's campaign message is essentially positive; Obama's is overwhelmingly negative. People always prefer promises of something better, but Americans are especially hungry now because times are very tough. Romney is offering concrete and realistic plans to help America grow again and create millions of new jobs. Romney's message and agenda appeal to all Americans, not just certain groups, and tell them they are not imprisoned in their current economic "station" as Obama would have them believe. Though Obama's promises of "hope and change" in 2008 were vague, at least he presented them as something positive. Today he tells us we must accept an America in decline both internationally and domestically. He insists that 8 percent unemployment is the new normal and that we must adjust to the malaise because it is going to take a long time to make a dent in it.

2) Obama is appealing to people's baser instincts of envy, greed and fear and has deliberately fanned the flames of racial tension for political gain. This would have been bad enough if he'd not presented himself as a post-partisan, post-racial phenomenon.

3) Obama had the wind at his back in 2008 after happening on to a perfect financial storm he claimed he had nothing to do with creating. Today our financial outlook is actually much worse; we are much closer to a Greek-style collapse, and Obama has done nothing and proposed no ideas to avert it. It strains credulity to think Americans are gullible enough to swallow his shameless scapegoating of Republicans for problems he exacerbated and is unwilling or too incompetent to address.

4) Indeed, Obama's record has been horrendous in every category -- economic, debt, national security, military strength, energy dependence, social cohesiveness, religious liberty, race relations, health care and business. America is significantly worse off than it was when Obama took office. It will be extremely difficult for Obama to overcome the reality of his terrible record with his fictional whitewashing of that record.

5) Similarly, it is hard to believe that the liberal media's gross distortion of events will trump the events themselves. For example, Republicans did not have a terrible convention, and Democrats did not have a wonderful one. Republicans presented a positive message; both Paul Ryan's and Romney's messages were strong and inspiring, and Clint Eastwood's speech mostly resonated. Most Democratic speakers were angry and sniping, and Obama's speech was mostly flat, empty and uninspiring. Bill Clinton's wonkish fantasy speech was the best they could do, but Clinton is not the candidate. It's also unlikely the media succeeded in fooling people into believing that Obama's terrible jobs numbers and foreign policy week from hell were positive or that Romney's relatively innocuous 47 percent video and his proper criticism of Obama's Middle East apologies were terrible negatives.

6) The avalanche of negativity spewing from the liberal media can be discouraging to conservatives, but the liberal media have steadily lost clout over the past 20 years, and the alternative conservative media have never been more robust. Not only are the liberal media less powerful but also conservative talk show hosts, bloggers, tweeters, columnists and Fox News react with lightning speed to counter every single lie they promulgate.

7) The polls can be discouraging, too, but we've seen this in previous elections. Some pollsters showing Obama significantly ahead have a dubious history of distortion and have used their polls to manipulate instead of report public opinion. Most polls showing Obama ahead are either oversampling Democrats (using 2008 as a model instead of more recent elections) or understating Romney's lead among independents. The Weekly Standard reports that through 2004, every incumbent whose Gallup approval rating was less than 50 percent at this point -- as is Obama's -- lost. In Ohio, thousands more Republicans have ordered absentee ballots than Democrats. Also, I'm skeptical that all poll respondents are being completely candid in their positive responses about Obama for fear of being accused of racism or of being out of step with the manufactured media narrative that Obama is a likable person.

8) Obama is having some difficulty with his base, which is why his campaign is increasingly desperate and shrill. Some blacks are so angry over his liberal social views they may stay home. Some Jews are awakening to Obama's mistreatment of Israel. If Obama were so confident, he wouldn't be so flagrantly neglecting his official duties to feverishly campaign.

9) Conservatives have never been more motivated. Americans reject Obama's radical liberalism. Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy's Senate seat; Democrats took a "shellacking" in the 2010 congressional races; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won; a strong majority of Americans still hate Obama's proudest achievement, Obamacare; the tea party is more energized than ever; and grass-roots Americans voted with their bellies for Chick-fil-A.

10) Americans haven't given up on America yet. They recoil at Obama's socialist rantings, redistributionism, class warfare, race baiting, apologies for America, attacks on business and domestic energy producers, and bizarre and offensive statements that "the private sector is fine" and that the death of our ambassador was "a bump in the road."
 
2012-09-25 12:40:17 PM  
static.disaboom.com

This is serious.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Hello, Serious? Yes, this is banana.
 
2012-09-25 12:43:25 PM  
The public really shouldn't be focused on who will win, but who we want to win. Seriously, let it happen when it happens.
 
2012-09-25 12:49:14 PM  

dr_blasto: All you need to know is the article contains the following sentence:

Romney is offering concrete and realistic plans to help America grow again and create millions of new jobs.


"The angel is in the policy."
 
2012-09-25 12:52:39 PM  
FTFA: grass-roots Americans voted with their bellies for Chick-fil-A.

So anyone too fat to reach the voting button will automatically be counted for Romney?

It...it just might work!
 
2012-09-25 12:53:24 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: xenophon10k: The "Romney is secretly winning" derp sure is up to 11 today.

Three statisticals:

(1) Undecideds will break to Romney
(2) Inaccurate polling
(3) Silent majority.

Romney wins with 283 EVs.

Book it. Done.


I'm waiting for when things really blowup over Solyndra and Obama becomes the first president to resign.
 
2012-09-25 12:53:27 PM  
Without reading this article, I can tell you unequivocably, that if I had, it would be the dumbest thing I have read since the last time I clicked a Townhall link.
 
2012-09-25 12:53:51 PM  

dr_blasto: All you need to know is the article contains the following sentence:

Romney is offering concrete and realistic plans to help America grow again and create millions of new jobs.


From this weekend's 60 Minutes interview:

MITT ROMNEY: I will not lower the share of taxes paid by high income individuals. And I will make sure that we bring down rates, we limit deductions and exemptions so we can keep the progressivity in the code and encourage growth in jobs.

SCOTT PELLEY: And the devil is in the details, though. And what are we talking about -- the mortgage deduction, the charitable deduction.

ROMNEY: The devils is in the details; the angel is in the policy which is creating more jobs.


His policy is to create more jobs. So, there's that.
 
2012-09-25 12:54:55 PM  

Jackson Herring: It's more of a dick-thumbed campaign. Seriously imagine how clumsy and inept you would be if you had dicks for thumbs


Ask the Cocktopede (obviously NSFW).
 
2012-09-25 12:55:26 PM  
David hasn't been 'right' ever since he and Rush shared a tent at scout camp.
 
2012-09-25 12:55:57 PM  
"I like Romney because, number 1, he stays positive, and numbers 2 through 10, here are 9 bad things about Obama."
 
2012-09-25 12:56:00 PM  
I'd love for some Total Farker out there to go through the old links from October 2008 and count to see how many similar "McCain is secretly winning" links were being posted. I wonder if it is more or less than last time?
 
2012-09-25 12:56:29 PM  
A glimpse at an alternate reality. And soooo Republican "Forget math and polls and stuff, here's what I BELIEVE! I feel it in my gut!"
 
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