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(New Statesman)   Republicans in Ohio are growing increasingly paranoid about infiltration by "Democratic Party operatives" at their campaign events. Democrats deny the claims, insisting that Romney is doing a tremendous job sabotaging them on his own   (newstatesman.com) divider line 133
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2012-09-27 01:27:25 AM  
Of course they think everyone is as dirty as they are. Remember in the primaries when Republicans switched party to run as Democrats just so they could try to sabotage internal elections and run unopposed? No wonder they think everyone else is as shady as they are.
 
2012-09-27 01:28:07 AM  
What are they doing in these events that they're ashamed of?

/this really confuses me. What do they think these operatives are going to do?
 
2012-09-27 01:40:10 AM  

GAT_00: Why would you be so incredibly paranoid about that? What, are they doing the same thing to Democratic rallies and they're worried their tactics are being stolen?


When you mean 'their tactics' are you talking about conservative bloggers infiltrating OWS, trying to get people to join them in 'violent resistance', and then blogging about it later?
 
2012-09-27 01:44:57 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Dems should simpy reply "maybe we are and maybe we aren't" and leave it at that. The GOP would lose it.


I disagree. The response should be "We would never behave so disgracefully and uncivil towards our fellow Americans."

It's the mature and honorable position to take, and you know the Republicans would crank up the paranoia like Joe McCarthy on 4 tabs of acid.
 
2012-09-27 01:45:51 AM  

Mentat: We are rapidly approaching what I'm dubbing the Romney point, where all of the Super PAC money is going to start flowing away from Mitt and towards the Congressional races.


I hope not. We really do need to flush the Teahadists (and especially Mitch McConnell) out of there so that Obama can finally get stuff done in his second term. Otherwise, they are going to be assholes on bath salts just to ruin as much of the country as they can to deny Obama (or Americans) any progress.
 
2012-09-27 01:47:54 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Hard to imagine what the Democrats could do that would be more damaging.


I can't think of anything to add.
 
2012-09-27 01:52:57 AM  
This would be correct, if by "Democratic Party operatives" they mean Mitt Romney.
 
2012-09-27 02:09:55 AM  
Republicans in Ohio are growing increasingly paranoid about infiltration by "Democratic Party operatives" at their campaign events but meth will do that to a person

Fixed TFH.
 
2012-09-27 02:11:15 AM  
The only problem Romney is having is saying what the GOP actually believes.
 
2012-09-27 02:13:36 AM  

Cuthbert Allgood: What are they doing in these events that they're ashamed of?

/this really confuses me. What do they think these operatives are going to do?


Catch them saying what they really think.
 
2012-09-27 02:13:53 AM  
"So, you guys are faring so poorly here that you actually think it's an inside job and we're sabotaging things? Ignoring that that's pretty paranoid, um, maybe you should rethink your strategy? I'm just sayin', either you suck at vetting your people, or you suck at campaigning."
 
2012-09-27 02:18:44 AM  

Hickory-smoked: Nadie_AZ: Dems should simpy reply "maybe we are and maybe we aren't" and leave it at that. The GOP would lose it.

I disagree. The response should be "We would never behave so disgracefully and uncivil towards our fellow Americans."

It's the mature and honorable position to take, and you know the Republicans would crank up the paranoia like Joe McCarthy on 4 tabs of acid.


I dunno man. I was involved in a union organization at a factory I worked in once. Although it's against the law for them to ask, the supervisor asked, "Do you know who is behind the union drive?" I simply answered "Yes," then turned and walked away. You could see the wheels spinning in his head and smoke coming out of his ears. It was awesome.
 
2012-09-27 02:29:02 AM  
I was looking around for a headline that did not have the name Romney in it.

I'll keep looking...

/We get it. He's a twatwaffle.
 
2012-09-27 02:30:35 AM  

Barbecue Bob: I was looking around for a headline that did not have the name Romney in it.

I'll keep looking...

/We get it. He's a twatwaffle.



He's the one making news for himself. Go back to Free Republic so you can feel at home
 
2012-09-27 02:31:15 AM  
30 years or regimented work spent building an ideological juggernaut, using it to relentlessly push the country farther and farther to the right, lavishing riches on the pure and crushing the moderates. Now, after 30 years, with unlimited anonymous campaign money, within 1 Supreme Court seat of finally unravelling the New Deal, within a few weeks of installing a Corporatocracy... it's all undone by a prettyboy halfwit who can't keep his mouth shut.
 
2012-09-27 02:32:02 AM  

Barbecue Bob: I was looking around for a headline that did not have the name Romney in it.

I'll keep looking...

/We get it. He's a twatwaffle.


i'm going to assume that you're a three year old who somehow learned to post to Fark, because you apparently have never witnessed an American presidential election before.
 
2012-09-27 02:35:43 AM  

Barbecue Bob: I was looking around for a headline that did not have the name Romney in it.

I'll keep looking...

/We get it. He's a twatwaffle.


But he's a delicious twatwaffle.

Shodden Freud's twatwaffle appetite can never be satiated.
 
2012-09-27 02:45:48 AM  

Cuthbert Allgood: What are they doing in these events that they're ashamed of?


lol as if Republicans feel shame. Just think who they have to pander to.
 
2012-09-27 02:57:01 AM  

GhostFish: The scary thing is that some of these people probably view McCarthy as a hero.


home.comcast.net
 
2012-09-27 03:16:04 AM  
Signs of a Democratic Plant

- Under age 65
- Not wearing the American flag as clothing
- Not armed
- Sign is spelled correctly
- No American flag pin made in China
- Does not hoot and boo at the mention of Oba.. excuse me .. Fartbongo's name
- Expresses any opinion not parroted word-for-word from a Fox News broadcast

Did I miss any?
 
2012-09-27 03:26:24 AM  

fusillade762: Cuthbert Allgood: What are they doing in these events that they're ashamed of?

/this really confuses me. What do they think these operatives are going to do?

Catch them saying what they really think.


Nah, I don't buy it. Why would they be worried about someone recording 90 minutes of dead air?
 
2012-09-27 03:36:51 AM  
It is about the quote from the hidden-camera video of Romney, but he brushes it aside, returning to his recurring theme of how the upcoming defence cuts will affect the area - Lima is the site of a large tank plant. He fails to admit, strangely enough, that he voted in favour of those cuts. 

Is there any metric by which this less than dynamic duo are not failing? Yeesh.

The paranoia thing is worth keeping an eye on, though.

We get it, it's a party that's been purging itself with self imposed purity tests for so long now that their Stalinist urge to purge has driven them batguano-crazy Their complete lack of awareness of the irony of this fact is kind of amusing from my POV but then I've got an oddish sense of humour.
 
2012-09-27 03:38:33 AM  
Somebody spiked their Kool-Aid with acid.
 
2012-09-27 04:24:49 AM  
Can't until Romney loses and all those who donated big bucks see their money was totally wasted.

*hopes political donations are not tax deduct able*
 
2012-09-27 04:26:41 AM  
Hey, this article HAS to be true because it was posted on the internet and the libs said it was!
 
2012-09-27 04:27:39 AM  

WaffleStomper: Hey, this article HAS to be true because it was posted on the internet and the libs said it was!


if it's any consolation, you're on the internet, and i don't believe you're real, either.
 
2012-09-27 05:06:23 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: TFA says he's 17. He's just grandma's prop.


No, TFA only says he's "about 17." Not that I disagree with the rest of your statement.
 
2012-09-27 05:12:29 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Somebody spiked their Kool-Aid with

the brown acid.

FTFWavyGravy.
 
2012-09-27 06:02:58 AM  

GhostFish: "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat party?"

The scary thing is that some of these people probably view McCarthy as a hero.


If by "some" you mean "all"
 
2012-09-27 06:13:44 AM  
James F. Campbell,
GhostFish: The scary thing is that some of these people probably view McCarthy as a hero.
[mccarthyism.jpg]

I want that t-shirt.
 
2012-09-27 06:28:54 AM  

nmemkha: Signs of a Democratic Plant

- Under age 65
- Not wearing the American flag as clothing
- Not armed
- Sign is spelled correctly
- No American flag pin made in China
- Does not hoot and boo at the mention of Oba.. excuse me .. Fartbongo's name
- Expresses any opinion not parroted word-for-word from a Fox News broadcast

Did I miss any?


A sense of humor.

/Good list is good.
 
2012-09-27 06:29:51 AM  
Dear Republicans: All joking aside, there have been no Democratic plants during this election. None. Seriously, I've spent days researching this and am yet to find even one farking example that didn't turn out to be a lie. All of the operative work so far has been been the other way around. You're not losing because of plants; you're losing because you really, really farking suck and nobody likes you. Jump off a cliff and die. Love, Fluorescent Testicle.
 
2012-09-27 06:33:12 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: All of the operative work so far has been been the other way around.


/FTFM.
//Not entirely sure how that happened.
 
2012-09-27 06:45:46 AM  
FTFA: "Get out. We know what you are. Get out," he said. I asked why. "You have a Chicago telephone number," he says, "and you're a Liberal. Get out or I'll call the sheriff."

Yeah, that's the ticket. It's that kind of inclusive, "big tent" talk that lets voters of all backgrounds know that they are clearly welcome in today's GOP.
 
2012-09-27 06:57:33 AM  

nmemkha: Signs of a Democratic Plant

- Under age 65
- Not wearing the American flag as clothing
- Not armed
- Sign is spelled correctly
- No American flag pin made in China
- Does not hoot and boo at the mention of Oba.. excuse me .. Fartbongo's name
- Expresses any opinion not parroted word-for-word from a Fox News broadcast

Did I miss any?


not white
 
2012-09-27 07:09:06 AM  
Why would the Democrats need to do that?

At this point, it's obvious Romney's got more than enough rope to hang himself.
 
2012-09-27 07:09:09 AM  
This old Tea Party biatch is cre atinga Democrat in her grandson I'll bet:

FTA: The Paulding County paranoia has infiltrated here, too, though. Outside the meeting I speak to a boy of about 17. He's in a Romney-Ryan t-shirt with a Romney-Ryan badge, carrying a Romney-Ryan sign, and he's looking faintly lost.

"What excites you about the Romney-Ryan campaign," I ask him. "I dunno," he answers, glancing around nervously and licking his lips. "He's Republican, pretty much, I guess." An older woman, about 60, in bright pink lipstick bustles over, demands to know what the boy is doing talking to me, then stands and glares at me, arms folded. When I ask what policies of Romney and Ryan excite the boy to badge-and-t-shirt levels, she cuts in before he can reply.

"He's interested in what happens to this country," she says with finality. "You agree with me," she says to the boy. It is not a question. "I raised my grandkids right."

May I take your names, I ask. "No. That's it." She marches off, with a suspicious look back at me.

"Sorry," the boy shrugs as he turns to follow her. "I do what she says."
 
2012-09-27 07:11:36 AM  

my lip balm addiction: This old Tea Party biatch is cre atinga Democrat in her grandson I'll bet:

FTA: The Paulding County paranoia has infiltrated here, too, though. Outside the meeting I speak to a boy of about 17. He's in a Romney-Ryan t-shirt with a Romney-Ryan badge, carrying a Romney-Ryan sign, and he's looking faintly lost.

"What excites you about the Romney-Ryan campaign," I ask him. "I dunno," he answers, glancing around nervously and licking his lips. "He's Republican, pretty much, I guess." An older woman, about 60, in bright pink lipstick bustles over, demands to know what the boy is doing talking to me, then stands and glares at me, arms folded. When I ask what policies of Romney and Ryan excite the boy to badge-and-t-shirt levels, she cuts in before he can reply.

"He's interested in what happens to this country," she says with finality. "You agree with me," she says to the boy. It is not a question. "I raised my grandkids right."

May I take your names, I ask. "No. That's it." She marches off, with a suspicious look back at me.

"Sorry," the boy shrugs as he turns to follow her. "I do what she says."


Poor kid has nothing to look forward to except a life of being a henpecked, pussy-whipped mope...
 
2012-09-27 07:27:40 AM  

keylock71: my lip balm addiction: This old Tea Party biatch is cre atinga Democrat in her grandson I'll bet:

FTA: The Paulding County paranoia has infiltrated here, too, though. Outside the meeting I speak to a boy of about 17. He's in a Romney-Ryan t-shirt with a Romney-Ryan badge, carrying a Romney-Ryan sign, and he's looking faintly lost.

"What excites you about the Romney-Ryan campaign," I ask him. "I dunno," he answers, glancing around nervously and licking his lips. "He's Republican, pretty much, I guess." An older woman, about 60, in bright pink lipstick bustles over, demands to know what the boy is doing talking to me, then stands and glares at me, arms folded. When I ask what policies of Romney and Ryan excite the boy to badge-and-t-shirt levels, she cuts in before he can reply.

"He's interested in what happens to this country," she says with finality. "You agree with me," she says to the boy. It is not a question. "I raised my grandkids right."

May I take your names, I ask. "No. That's it." She marches off, with a suspicious look back at me.

"Sorry," the boy shrugs as he turns to follow her. "I do what she says."

Poor kid has nothing to look forward to except a life of being a henpecked, pussy-whipped mope...


At least until he starts picking up hookers and strangling them.
 
2012-09-27 07:31:13 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: nmemkha: Signs of a Democratic Plant

- Under age 65
- Not wearing the American flag as clothing
- Not armed
- Sign is spelled correctly
- No American flag pin made in China
- Does not hoot and boo at the mention of Oba.. excuse me .. Fartbongo's name
- Expresses any opinion not parroted word-for-word from a Fox News broadcast

Did I miss any?

not white


Does not talk about Jesus at regular intervals.
 
2012-09-27 07:38:22 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Uchiha_Cycliste: nmemkha: Signs of a Democratic Plant

- Under age 65
- Not wearing the American flag as clothing
- Not armed
- Sign is spelled correctly
- No American flag pin made in China
- Does not hoot and boo at the mention of Oba.. excuse me .. Fartbongo's name
- Expresses any opinion not parroted word-for-word from a Fox News broadcast

Did I miss any?

not white

Does not talk about Jesus at regular intervals.


Good one! Republican Jesus of course.
 
2012-09-27 07:58:40 AM  
It must be remembered that this was a county Republican event rather than a national one. The presidential campaign can't be held responsible every time a local officer is a bit, well, over-zealous.

carapace.weblogs.us
WIN
 

/hot
 
2012-09-27 08:01:19 AM  
I think it's got to be incredibly depressing to work for a campaign knowing you're not going to win even though you think your guy's opponent is pure evil.

Either that, or it's completely hilarious. I guess it's all about perspective.
 
2012-09-27 08:05:37 AM  

grimlock1972: Can't until Romney loses and all those who donated big bucks see their money was totally wasted.

*hopes political donations are not tax deduct able*


Just to reassure you, political deductions are not deductible. However, if you classify the expenditure as a form of community relations and bury it in with the general advertising budget it may very well pass unnoticed and unaudited. Your tax preparer is going to work with what you give him; he's not performing an audit himself.
 
2012-09-27 08:14:22 AM  

jso2897: keylock71: my lip balm addiction: This old Tea Party biatch is cre atinga Democrat in her grandson I'll bet:

FTA: The Paulding County paranoia has infiltrated here, too, though. Outside the meeting I speak to a boy of about 17. He's in a Romney-Ryan t-shirt with a Romney-Ryan badge, carrying a Romney-Ryan sign, and he's looking faintly lost.

"What excites you about the Romney-Ryan campaign," I ask him. "I dunno," he answers, glancing around nervously and licking his lips. "He's Republican, pretty much, I guess." An older woman, about 60, in bright pink lipstick bustles over, demands to know what the boy is doing talking to me, then stands and glares at me, arms folded. When I ask what policies of Romney and Ryan excite the boy to badge-and-t-shirt levels, she cuts in before he can reply.

"He's interested in what happens to this country," she says with finality. "You agree with me," she says to the boy. It is not a question. "I raised my grandkids right."

May I take your names, I ask. "No. That's it." She marches off, with a suspicious look back at me.

"Sorry," the boy shrugs as he turns to follow her. "I do what she says."

Poor kid has nothing to look forward to except a life of being a henpecked, pussy-whipped mope...

At least until he starts picking up hookers and strangling them.


I predict he'll end up as a podunk town cop and will spend his career harassing minorities.
 
2012-09-27 08:18:27 AM  

max_pooper: jso2897: keylock71: my lip balm addiction:

Poor kid has nothing to look forward to except a life of being a henpecked, pussy-whipped mope...

At least until he starts picking up hookers and strangling them.

I predict he'll end up as a podunk town cop and will spend his career harassing minorities.


These two things need not be mutually exclusive
 
2012-09-27 08:57:59 AM  
 
2012-09-27 09:03:44 AM  

Sgt Otter: Weaver95:

...at this point you might not even have to go that far. just find a way to let it leak that you MIGHT be there...and they'll tear each other apart trying to find the 'hidden librul spy'.

During one of the Boston Tea Parties, a group of SCA types, steampunk kids, or cosplayers or whatever, thought it would be fun to have an actual tea party nearby. They dressed up in Victorian garb, and had high tea and cucumber sandwiches. There was no counter-protesting, no chants, no signs, just an honest-to-God tea party.

[img.photobucket.com image 640x480]

But for some reason, the Tea Party still thought they were "imposters."


I'm SO tempted to show up at events with a 'Democrat Plant' sign and point it at anyone saying something so idiotic they can't possibly really believe what they are spouting.
 
2012-09-27 09:07:04 AM  

keylock71: my lip balm addiction: This old Tea Party biatch is cre atinga Democrat in her grandson I'll bet:

FTA: The Paulding County paranoia has infiltrated here, too, though. Outside the meeting I speak to a boy of about 17. He's in a Romney-Ryan t-shirt with a Romney-Ryan badge, carrying a Romney-Ryan sign, and he's looking faintly lost.

"What excites you about the Romney-Ryan campaign," I ask him. "I dunno," he answers, glancing around nervously and licking his lips. "He's Republican, pretty much, I guess." An older woman, about 60, in bright pink lipstick bustles over, demands to know what the boy is doing talking to me, then stands and glares at me, arms folded. When I ask what policies of Romney and Ryan excite the boy to badge-and-t-shirt levels, she cuts in before he can reply.

"He's interested in what happens to this country," she says with finality. "You agree with me," she says to the boy. It is not a question. "I raised my grandkids right."

May I take your names, I ask. "No. That's it." She marches off, with a suspicious look back at me.

"Sorry," the boy shrugs as he turns to follow her. "I do what she says."

Poor kid has nothing to look forward to except a life of being a henpecked, pussy-whipped mope...


i.ytimg.com
 
2012-09-27 09:10:57 AM  
People should go in, and sing ' "You can get anything you want, at Alice's restaurant." And walk out. You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both ******** and they won't take either of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement! "

/And it would be funny to watch them lose it.
//Edited slightly at the beginning, and censored briefly as I'm not sure if the word would get me in trouble or not here.
///It was a british word for cigarettes.
 
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