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2012-09-27 12:47:46 PM
It's telling when even the most fervent teabagger/conservative Facebook friends stop posting their vitriolic spew and ForAmerica and BeingConservative group pics all over everyone's walls.

This election won't be a referendum on hate-spewing, bitter farks who claim to be "conservative". They'll go away for a while, put on some butthurt salve, and be back in 2.

The GOP losing 2016 definitely will be a coffin-nail in their failed cause.
 
2012-09-27 12:53:06 PM
See, Romney's actually saving the Obama camp a lot of money right now. The production value for repeating Romney's lines back at him is much lower than a scratch-made ad.
 
2012-09-27 12:53:11 PM
I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.
 
2012-09-27 12:56:29 PM
What are the current Vegas odds of Ryan jumping ship?
 
2012-09-27 01:00:06 PM
I remember in multiple Fark comments from months and months ago multiple people predicitng that Obama would simply start running ads consisting entirely of Mitt Romney talking.

The joke: back then it was the constant flip-flopping. None of us even considered that Romney would outright shiat on 47% of the country.

The Stench grows with each passing day.
 
2012-09-27 01:00:23 PM
I can't wait for the conservative cargo cult of "context" cries copiously. I am absolutely amazing at alliteration.
 
2012-09-27 01:02:06 PM
Ouch.
 
2012-09-27 01:02:41 PM
i1151.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 01:07:09 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.
 
2012-09-27 01:08:33 PM
The Obama campaign told NBC the ad will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

Not even bothering to run it in PA, presumably because it is already locked up.

But they are running it with the expectation they can swing Virginia and Nevada. Wow.
 
2012-09-27 01:10:33 PM

Irving Maimway: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 100x100]

I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.


It's not going to be a landslide. With Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, and most of the Southern States, the Republican candidate starts off with around about 100 EVs pretty much as a given.
 
2012-09-27 01:10:38 PM

Chariset: What are the current Vegas odds of Ryan jumping ship?


That would be more damaging long term than staying the course.

He would be forever branded a quitter and a rat, long after the debacle that is the Romney campaign is forgotten.
 
2012-09-27 01:11:42 PM
latest polling data

With Rasmussen

Obama 328 - Tie 4- Romney 206

electoral-vote.com

Without Rasmussen

Obama 347 - Romney 191
electoral-vote.com
 
2012-09-27 01:12:57 PM
Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.
 
2012-09-27 01:13:08 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Irving Maimway: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 100x100]

I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.

It's not going to be a landslide. With Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, and most of the Southern States, the Republican candidate starts off with around about 100 EVs pretty much as a given.


It depends on your definition of landslide.

People are starting to talk seriously about Romney dragging down not only the senate, but also the house with him. No one seriously considered that a possibility even a few months ago. And if that happens, I think we can safely call it at least a rout.
 
2012-09-27 01:14:47 PM

DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.


That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.
 
2012-09-27 01:15:54 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It's not going to be a landslide.


I dunno..

My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life..

Annnnd.....

Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"
 
2012-09-27 01:18:05 PM

Kazan: latest polling data

With Rasmussen
Obama 328 - Tie 4- Romney 206

[electoral-vote.com image 580x359]

Without Rasmussen

Obama 347 - Romney 191
[electoral-vote.com image 580x359]


That's a great graphic

/I love the idea of Arizona with a wall around it
 
2012-09-27 01:18:08 PM
25.media.tumblr.com 

http://historicalromneys.tumblr.com/

These 47% comments SHOULD be haunting Romney. You shouldn't be president of a country where you think half the population is evil parasites who will "never take responsibility" for their lives
 
2012-09-27 01:18:38 PM
I was wondering when they would start doing this. Romney's probably given them enough materials for four or five different ads
 
2012-09-27 01:18:40 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Irving Maimway: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 100x100]

I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.

It's not going to be a landslide. With Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, and most of the Southern States, the Republican candidate starts off with around about 100 EVs pretty much as a given.


wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2
 
2012-09-27 01:18:54 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Irving Maimway:
I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.

It's not going to be a landslide. With Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, and most of the Southern States, the Republican candidate starts off with around about 100 EVs pretty much as a given.


This is true, I forget sometimes how much the redneck vote gets you in the Electoral College.
 
2012-09-27 01:19:21 PM

Irving Maimway: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 100x100]

I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.


Obama is probably going to win all of the swing states and stay in because of that. I don't think any red state will suddenly go blue unless Arizona enforces a law to shoot people failing the 'paper bag' test.
 
2012-09-27 01:19:31 PM

Kazan: latest polling data

With Rasmussen
Obama 328 - Tie 4- Romney 206

[electoral-vote.com image 580x359]

Without Rasmussen

Obama 347 - Romney 191
[electoral-vote.com image 580x359]


I'm surprised MO isn't closer to flipping. I figured the Akin mess would lead to Obama getting a bit of a boost there. Didn't he manage to essentially tie the state in 08?
 
2012-09-27 01:20:09 PM

Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2


Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.
 
2012-09-27 01:20:26 PM

gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?
 
2012-09-27 01:20:36 PM

Lost Thought 00: I'm surprised MO isn't closer to flipping. I figured the Akin mess would lead to Obama getting a bit of a boost there. Didn't he manage to essentially tie the state in 08?


Dems were waiting on really hammering Akin until the final deadline to drop had passed. We'll see what happens now.
 
2012-09-27 01:21:50 PM
 
2012-09-27 01:22:08 PM

gilgigamesh: Chariset: What are the current Vegas odds of Ryan jumping ship?

That would be more damaging long term than staying the course.

He would be forever branded a quitter and a rat, long after the debacle that is the Romney campaign is forgotten.


Well, that depends. The best idea for the GOP after this election is to seriously damage control Romney. Especially if shiat goes REALLY south and they end up losing the senate and/or house. At that point, they need to completely wash their hands of the guy and say that he doesn't represent the GOP's values. If that's the direction they're going (and they may do it even IF the house/senate losses aren't looking to be that big), then Ryan has every incentive in the world to jump ship. He would want to position himself as volunteering to try to ballast Romney back into reality.

Either way, it's going to be a backstabby few months as the GOP eats themselves hungry.
 
2012-09-27 01:22:28 PM

markie_farkie: My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life.. Annnnd... Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"


I know several other Texans in the same boat.

Texans. Voting straight Democrat. I know that the popular vote means less than bugger all, but it's still mind-boggling.

/Not Texan, but this year was the first time I've voted straight-ticket.
//Democrat, of course.
 
2012-09-27 01:22:30 PM

Amdam: I was wondering when they would start doing this. Romney's probably given them enough materials for four or five forty or fifty different ads


FTFY.
 
2012-09-27 01:22:54 PM
Someone needs to create a Romney For Obama SuperPac and just run all his past statements supporting insurance mandates, gay rights, and abortion.
 
2012-09-27 01:23:08 PM
Hell, you could make a full-hour infomercial of other Republicans ripping Mitt to shreds just from the 2012 primaries.
 
2012-09-27 01:23:10 PM
[wraps tail very protectively around tiny quail eggs, carefully refrains from counting them]
 
2012-09-27 01:23:33 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


I think it's to keep people from being demotivated since that would have an effect down ticket.
 
2012-09-27 01:23:38 PM

Lost Thought 00: Kazan: latest polling data

With Rasmussen
Obama 328 - Tie 4- Romney 206

[electoral-vote.com image 580x359]

Without Rasmussen

Obama 347 - Romney 191
[electoral-vote.com image 580x359]

I'm surprised MO isn't closer to flipping. I figured the Akin mess would lead to Obama getting a bit of a boost there. Didn't he manage to essentially tie the state in 08?


that farkstick akin is still leading (47-46)
 
2012-09-27 01:23:42 PM

gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


I just heard that as I was getting outta the car
 
2012-09-27 01:23:51 PM

Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.


At which point the Republicans will attempt Civil War 2, claiming (somewhat accurately) that the Federal Government is incapable of properly representing their interests
 
2012-09-27 01:24:29 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


I'm pretty sure its a desperate effort to keep the base -- who is already not happy having to vote for Romney -- from completely losing hope.

If they don't discredit the polls the base will give up and not bother to turn out, and it really WILL be a landslide.
 
2012-09-27 01:24:31 PM

Chariset: What are the current Vegas odds of Ryan jumping ship?


Not going to happen: If he did and Romney's campaign collapsed shortly afterward, people within the GOP would make him the scapegoat.
 
2012-09-27 01:24:47 PM

gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


Pray tell how?
He's a statistician, he doesn't do the polls.
 
2012-09-27 01:24:49 PM

gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


That's ...unfortunate. Given how Rushbo's "Sandra Fluke" comments sprouted legs, I predict that we'll see a rash of conservative statisticalisticians popping up to oppose Nate Silver and the incontrovertible liberal bias of his sidekick, Math.
 
2012-09-27 01:24:52 PM

zarberg: Hell, you could make a full-hour infomercial of other Republicans ripping Mitt to shreds just from the 2012 primaries.


Also known as the Presidential Debates
 
2012-09-27 01:25:01 PM

markie_farkie: The GOP losing 2016 definitely will be a coffin-nail in their failed cause.


I'm actually thinking 2014 will be when the whole thing comes crashing down for Republicans. There's really no way they can avoid it either. They're going to splinter into disparate, politically-worthless, little groups of varying ideologies and levels of "purity" with no political clout whatsoever. There will be some overlap in platforms, but by and large, no one will want to (or probably even be able to) work with them. Some will try to regain a moderate, fiscally conservative position, but they'll be tossed because they don't have enough Jesus.

After they lose their majority in the House, they will, once again, fling themselves even further to the right and run probably the most ideologically insane and blatantly fascist, socially conservative candidate they can muster for 2016. And, all the Democrats will have to do is what Obama is doing to Romney now: Running ads of Romney taking.

There's just no future for the GOP that doesn't end with them eating themselves.
 
2012-09-27 01:25:28 PM
Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-09-27 01:25:46 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


yes
 
2012-09-27 01:25:55 PM
Guess Romney's just going to have to keep beating himself.
 
2012-09-27 01:25:55 PM

Irving Maimway: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Irving Maimway:
I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.

It's not going to be a landslide. With Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, and most of the Southern States, the Republican candidate starts off with around about 100 EVs pretty much as a given.

This is true, I forget sometimes how much the redneck vote gets you in the Electoral College.


To be fair, the Democrats can usually count on about 150 votes from the West and New England, but the only hardcore states seem to be MA and DC.
 
2012-09-27 01:25:55 PM

gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


Given that Silver correctly called 49 states in 2008, I'd say math is probably on his side.
 
2012-09-27 01:26:31 PM

Irving Maimway: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 100x100]

I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.


Not even close; I'd place a 6 to 1 bet that Obama won't crack 400 EVs. I'd love him to, believe me, nothing would make me happer than Obama getting 400+; unless he takes Texas, that won't be happening.
 
2012-09-27 01:27:49 PM

markie_farkie: It's telling when even the most fervent teabagger/conservative Facebook friends stop posting their vitriolic spew and ForAmerica and BeingConservative group pics all over everyone's walls.

This election won't be a referendum on hate-spewing, bitter farks who claim to be "conservative". They'll go away for a while, put on some butthurt salve, and be back in 2.

The GOP losing 2016 definitely will be a coffin-nail in their failed cause.


This. I thought I had owned somebody on Facebook about a month ago so they stopped posting. But no, I realize now that my aptitude for slaying conservatrolls aside, they realize the ship is sinking and are bailing faster than Lohan after a DUI arrest.
 
2012-09-27 01:28:15 PM

Crabs_Can_Polevault: That's ...unfortunate. Given how Rushbo's "Sandra Fluke" comments sprouted legs, I predict that we'll see a rash of conservative statisticalisticians popping up to oppose Nate Silver and the incontrovertible liberal bias of his sidekick, Math.


Too late; it's already begun.
 
2012-09-27 01:28:30 PM

stoli n coke: gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

Given that Silver correctly called 49 states in 2008, I'd say math is probably on his side liberally biased.

 
2012-09-27 01:28:38 PM

gilgigamesh: The Obama campaign told NBC the ad will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

Not even bothering to run it in PA, presumably because it is already locked up.

But they are running it with the expectation they can swing Virginia and Nevada. Wow.


Oh, yeah, the ads have started here in VA already.

IIRC, it starts out with a black screen with some white text, and Romney's audio playing.

They also play the Romney ad with a mother telling her newborn daughter how farked she is because she was born under the Obama administration, and I have to refrain from biting on rawhide and screaming "WELL WITH MITTENS AS PRESIDENT, BIATCH, THEY WILL TRY THEIR BEST TO MAKE SURE YOUR DAUGHTER WILL BE RELEGATED TO SECOND CLASS CITIZEN, HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HER OWN BODY, AND BE FORCED INTO A KITCHEN WHEN NOT BEING USED AS A BROODMARE!!!"

/This is why I love the DVR.
 
2012-09-27 01:29:17 PM

markie_farkie: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It's not going to be a landslide.

I dunno..

My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life..

Annnnd.....

Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"


Nice! The plus being that she's a Texas GOP voter.
 
2012-09-27 01:29:21 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: markie_farkie: My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life.. Annnnd... Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"

I know several other Texans in the same boat.

Texans. Voting straight Democrat. I know that the popular vote means less than bugger all, but it's still mind-boggling.

/Not Texan, but this year was the first time I've voted straight-ticket.
//Democrat, of course.


I've never, ever voted straight ticket, yet i'll be doing that this year for sure. I'll have no votes of mine going to GOP authoritarians, thank you very much.
 
2012-09-27 01:29:27 PM

Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


To be fair, Romney can and has done the same thing effectively against Obama. All it requires is cutting off the end of whatever sentence Obama said it in. Hell, he managed to run an ad against Obama accusing him of saying "the fundamentals of our economy are strong" which Obama said in a speech in 2008 when he mocked McCain saying it.

Expect a "I want to see us export more jobs" ad by the end of the week (probably by the end of the day).
 
2012-09-27 01:29:29 PM

DeArmondVI: I remember in multiple Fark comments from months and months ago multiple people predicitng that Obama would simply start running ads consisting entirely of Mitt Romney talking.


It was something the President actually said himself.
 
2012-09-27 01:29:41 PM

gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


Really? On what basis?
 
2012-09-27 01:30:20 PM

markie_farkie: This election won't be a referendum on hate-spewing, bitter farks who claim to be "conservative". They'll go away for a while, put on some butthurt salve, and be back in 2.


They're going to have to, since the congressional race is not looking good for them either. The normal GOP candidates are getting dragged down in the polls by association with the 'baggers (and Akin, assuming he's not a 'bagger himself) and the actual official TEA candidates are being abandoned for not accomplishing anything and "selling out", sort of a common problem when you run on the idea that your simple (simplistic) philosophy will fix everything ever if you're allowed control... which they have been.

I mean, obviously the GOP isn't getting chased out of politics entirely or anything, but this is going to be a very, very bad year for them all around, to the point they'll be lucky to maintain their seats, much less gain.

//Part of the issue being that they've made it very, very clear that nothing will ever get done unless one party or the other hits 2/3 in the senate. Yeah, that policy may not end the way you wanted, dudes.
 
2012-09-27 01:30:42 PM

DeArmondVI:

The Stench grows with each passing day.


i865.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 01:30:49 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Crabs_Can_Polevault: That's ...unfortunate. Given how Rushbo's "Sandra Fluke" comments sprouted legs, I predict that we'll see a rash of conservative statisticalisticians popping up to oppose Nate Silver and the incontrovertible liberal bias of his sidekick, Math.

Too late; it's already begun.


I would say that the GOP is literally trying to re-write history as it happens, and I suppose you can give them props for that for being so efficient. It's much easier to get people to believe a lie at the moment of inception rather than to say 250 years after the fact that the founding fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery.
 
2012-09-27 01:30:49 PM

CPennypacker: Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?

yes


Yup, it's already started. There's some guy out there "unskewing the polls" and by unskewing, I mean making crap up. And he's being taken seriously by Fox "News", Rush, Hannity, etc.
 
2012-09-27 01:31:26 PM

Kazan: Lost Thought 00: Kazan: latest polling data

With Rasmussen
Obama 328 - Tie 4- Romney 206

[electoral-vote.com image 580x359]

Without Rasmussen

Obama 347 - Romney 191
[electoral-vote.com image 580x359]

I'm surprised MO isn't closer to flipping. I figured the Akin mess would lead to Obama getting a bit of a boost there. Didn't he manage to essentially tie the state in 08?

that farkstick akin is still leading (47-46)


Yeah, our state is pretty much the postcard example of Obama Derangement Syndrome.
 
2012-09-27 01:31:30 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: markie_farkie: My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life.. Annnnd... Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"

I know several other Texans in the same boat.

Texans. Voting straight Democrat. I know that the popular vote means less than bugger all, but it's still mind-boggling.

/Not Texan, but this year was the first time I've voted straight-ticket.
//Democrat, of course.


I only want Texas to be up in the air at least 2 hours after the polls close...just to make the GOP sweat profusely.
 
2012-09-27 01:31:36 PM

sprawl15: At that point, they need to completely wash their hands of the guy and say that he doesn't represent the GOP's values.


And that's when the Godbotherers and Know-Nothings will be let off the leashes. You may very well see the Republican party become the final relic of the Civil War.
 
2012-09-27 01:31:45 PM
http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.
 
2012-09-27 01:31:51 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


Cynically, this. Plus trying to make sure the gullible conservatives in question pull that R level down ticket. Losing the House would change everything.
 
2012-09-27 01:32:08 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


They need demoralized Republicans to still show up and vote for downticket races.

Also, they create the internal narrative that Obama stole the election because "real" polls showed Romney going strong, and guarantee another 4 years of cash flow into their bank accounts.
 
2012-09-27 01:33:23 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 01:33:40 PM

Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.


As Colin Woodard calls it, "El Norte" is quickly regaining control of the region and I wouldn't be surprised if this meant the entire southwest went D over the next decade.
 
2012-09-27 01:33:48 PM

Bill Frist: These 47% comments SHOULD be haunting Romney. You shouldn't be president of a country where you think half the population is evil parasites who will "never take responsibility" for their lives


Especially when a huge chunk of that 47% are your voting base.
 
2012-09-27 01:34:05 PM

Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.


I, for one, salute our hot Latina Overlords.

thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-27 01:34:28 PM

DeArmondVI: I remember in multiple Fark comments from months and months ago multiple people predicitng that Obama would simply start running ads consisting entirely of Mitt Romney talking.

The joke: back then it was the constant flip-flopping. None of us even considered that Romney would outright shiat on 47% of the country.

The Stench grows with each passing day.


I was one of those who thought the best ads would be Romney vs Romney. I never espected a gift on a silver platter like this, I admit. I assume Romney was doing CEO math: I only need 53% to win.
 
2012-09-27 01:34:30 PM

Thrakkerzog: Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.


Stupid men world.
 
2012-09-27 01:34:31 PM

gilgigamesh: Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?

I'm pretty sure its a desperate effort to keep the base -- who is already not happy having to vote for Romney -- from completely losing hope.

If they don't discredit the polls the base will give up and not bother to turn out, and it really WILL be a landslide.


Or they'll stop giving money. Big donors especially. You don't want to be the only guy backing a dud. I think that's why the RNC has started shifting its money to folks like Akin, as they feel they have a better chance at winning in the Senate/House than winning the presidency.
 
2012-09-27 01:34:38 PM

Antimatter: I've never, ever voted straight ticket, yet i'll be doing that this year for sure. I'll have no votes of mine going to GOP authoritarians, thank you very much.


Same here. There are usually at least a couple local boys (generally incumbents) from the GOP that I like, or at least that I'm cool with. But this year, even the city council (R) guys aren't getting my vote, as they've all thrown in with the crazy.

//Technically still not a straight-ticket since I'm being an optimist and voting socialist for one of the local positions, and independent for a few others. National and state posts are straight (D) for me this year, though, and I say this as someone who still doesn't regret voting Bush in 2000.
 
2012-09-27 01:34:41 PM

Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.


It's like Conservapedia meets 538 in some horrible twisted orgy.
 
2012-09-27 01:35:03 PM
Oh, that's purty.
 
2012-09-27 01:35:08 PM

Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.


And when that ploy fails miserably....

http://RomneyWasBornInaCoalMine.com

http://SEIUBoughtObamaLunch.com

http://MoodysBlamesObamaForDebtCrisis.com

http://BlackGayMuslimSocialistDwarvesLargestVotingBlockForObama.com
 
2012-09-27 01:35:38 PM

Antimatter: Fluorescent Testicle: markie_farkie: My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life.. Annnnd... Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"

I know several other Texans in the same boat.

Texans. Voting straight Democrat. I know that the popular vote means less than bugger all, but it's still mind-boggling.

/Not Texan, but this year was the first time I've voted straight-ticket.
//Democrat, of course.

I've never, ever voted straight ticket, yet i'll be doing that this year for sure. I'll have no votes of mine going to GOP authoritarians, thank you very much.


I don't vote straight-ticket. I just don't.

However, I'm pretty sure that the mix I vote for this year will be exclusively Democrat and third-party. I've voted GOP for some state and local offices in the past, but they've just completely lost the plot.
 
2012-09-27 01:35:51 PM
Actually, that's a great way to make some cash. I'll have to do that next election cycle.
 
2012-09-27 01:36:32 PM

Maud Dib: Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.

I, for one, salute our hot Latina Overlords.

[thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x750]


Mmmmmmmmm... Latin Ds.
 
2012-09-27 01:36:33 PM

Antimatter: I've never, ever voted straight ticket, yet i'll be doing that this year for sure. I'll have no votes of mine going to GOP authoritarians, thank you very much.


*Internet fistbump* :)
 
2012-09-27 01:36:41 PM

Kittypie070: [wraps tail very protectively around tiny quail eggs, carefully refrains from counting them]


Derp.
 
2012-09-27 01:36:49 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

[media.giantbomb.com image 395x500]


*Sigh*. Reading Freeper threads always reminds me that Idiocracy was/is actually a documentary.
 
2012-09-27 01:37:34 PM

Mrtraveler01: Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.

It's like Conservapedia meets 538 in some horrible twisted orgy.


imageshack.us

Glenn Beck's electoral map.
 
2012-09-27 01:37:35 PM

markie_farkie: It's telling when even the most fervent teabagger/conservative Facebook friends stop posting their vitriolic spew and ForAmerica and BeingConservative group pics all over everyone's walls.

This election won't be a referendum on hate-spewing, bitter farks who claim to be "conservative". They'll go away for a while, put on some butthurt salve, and be back in 2.

The GOP losing 2016 definitely will be a coffin-nail in their failed cause.


Telling and so true. I visit a car forum now and then that is populated mainly by upper-middle class males who can afford to drop $10k worth of mods into their car over a weekend. Not surprisingly, the political discussions are generally heavily weighted to the right. Lately though, they've been rather quiet and the usual dittohead responses have been becoming much more of a rarity.
 
2012-09-27 01:37:46 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Crabs_Can_Polevault: That's ...unfortunate. Given how Rushbo's "Sandra Fluke" comments sprouted legs, I predict that we'll see a rash of conservative statisticalisticians popping up to oppose Nate Silver and the incontrovertible liberal bias of his sidekick, Math.

Too late; it's already begun.


"You libs are gonna be sooooo pissed off": The Website.
 
2012-09-27 01:37:51 PM

gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


Farking statistics, how do they work?
 
2012-09-27 01:38:12 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

[media.giantbomb.com image 395x500]


I've never clicked on a freep link before, but. . . well, wow. That's pretty frickin hysterical right there. Hysterical funny for me. Hysterical hysterical for them.
 
2012-09-27 01:39:28 PM

soporific: Bill Frist: These 47% comments SHOULD be haunting Romney. You shouldn't be president of a country where you think half the population is evil parasites who will "never take responsibility" for their lives

Especially when a huge chunk of that 47% are your voting base.


No, trust me, if there are independents left out there, that's who Obama's getting (and seriously, how the f*ck can you still be undecided? the campaign is two f*cking years old!)

Obama isn't swaying one swinging red dick, even if Romney roasts a Bald Eagle over a flame built by American flags burning.
 
2012-09-27 01:39:48 PM

NateGrey: Last Night I Cried


That is beautiful.
 
2012-09-27 01:39:49 PM
seriously, does any other ad need to be made? This is exactly what this campaign is about. Obama thinks these people need help to get on their feet, Romney thinks they are freeloaders who will never try.

That's the election.
 
2012-09-27 01:39:51 PM

Mrtraveler01: Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/


These guys are assholes.

If you go to that site and click on the NY Times / CBS News link (which laughably has Romney at +7), it links to the EXAMINER.

Bonus: The Examiner says that Obama is winning.

Willful ignorance at it's finest.
 
2012-09-27 01:40:10 PM

Arkanaut: Someone needs to create a Romney For Obama SuperPac and just run all his past statements supporting insurance mandates, gay rights, and abortion.


Brilliant!
 
2012-09-27 01:40:32 PM
Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.
 
2012-09-27 01:41:29 PM

jst3p: gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

Really? On what basis?


On the basis that Nate Silver's number-crunching is not horrifyingly unfavorable to Obama.
 
2012-09-27 01:41:43 PM

impaler: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

Farking statistics, how do they work?


Not very well unless your harmonize their quirks.

//Maddow said it best on Tuesday - the reason why pollsters are getting more Democrats on the phone in swing states is (drumroll please).... because there are more people who identify as Democrats or liberal! That's why Obama's winning!
 
2012-09-27 01:41:50 PM
My popcorn budget is going to be through the farking roof the next month...
Thanks Rmoney for saving the Obama campaign millions in scriptwriters' fees.
/Rmoney = sekrit democrat
 
2012-09-27 01:42:13 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


I know. There's still hope, though. Obama might get all 538 votes.
 
2012-09-27 01:42:22 PM

theorellior: sprawl15: At that point, they need to completely wash their hands of the guy and say that he doesn't represent the GOP's values.

And that's when the Godbotherers and Know-Nothings will be let off the leashes. You may very well see the Republican party become the final relic of the Civil War.


It's either that or push back to moderation...which would put their policies roughly in line with Obama's.

So...yeah. I'm fascinated to see what happens when the GOP falls apart.
 
2012-09-27 01:42:35 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


'you people'?
 
2012-09-27 01:42:46 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


Based on whose projection? Dick Morris? Do you touch yourself when you look at pictures of G. Gordon Liddy?
 
2012-09-27 01:43:07 PM

Corvus: seriously, does any other ad need to be made? This is exactly what this campaign is about. Obama thinks these people need help to get on their feet, Romney thinks they are freeloaders who will never try.


Although I'm fairly certain that 47% of your country doesn't need help getting on their feet. I suspect it'd be enough to help them not get farked up the ass, repeatedly, by Romney and his corporate friends.
 
2012-09-27 01:43:22 PM

markie_farkie: It's telling when even the most fervent teabagger/conservative Facebook friends stop posting their vitriolic spew and ForAmerica and BeingConservative group pics all over everyone's walls.



Really?

I've only seen it ramping up more. Charts distoring tax rates, cherry-picked lists of companies Bain "helped" compared to bankrupt Obama crony solar companies," Obama apologizes to terrorists, etc. etc. etc.

Same with the FW FW FW: emails. Last night the one from my mom claimed that in a radio intereview in September 2008, Obama admitted that he and Michelle burned US flags because they were worldwide symbols of oppression.
 
2012-09-27 01:43:32 PM

coeyagi: tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.

Based on whose projection? Dick Morris? Do you touch yourself when you look at pictures of G. Gordon Liddy?


well who DOESN'T touch themselves when looking at pictures of G. Gordon Liddy? I mean c'mon man!
 
2012-09-27 01:43:50 PM

Rwa2play: Irving Maimway: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 100x100]

I know it's not going to be like Reagan/Mondale but I'm wondering how big of a landslide it's going to be.

Not even close; I'd place a 6 to 1 bet that Obama won't crack 400 EVs. I'd love him to, believe me, nothing would make me happer than Obama getting 400+; unless he takes Texas, that won't be happening.


Yeah. In today's presidential elections, Democrats have a ceiling of around 350ish, even in a 7-8 point "landslide" win. Look at today's 538 map, and take North Carolina and MAYBE Missouri and give them to Obama. That's probably what a landslide Obama victory would look like.
 
2012-09-27 01:43:54 PM

gilgigamesh: stoli n coke: gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

Given that Silver correctly called 49 states in 2008, I'd say math is probably on his side liberally biased.


The one his model missed was calling Indiana for McCain, when Obama won by ~1%. The error was to the right, not the left.
 
2012-09-27 01:43:55 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


Is Sarah Palin going to automatically become president?
 
2012-09-27 01:44:09 PM

mainstreet62: Mrtraveler01: Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

These guys are assholes.

If you go to that site and click on the NY Times / CBS News link (which laughably has Romney at +7), it links to the EXAMINER.

Bonus: The Examiner says that Obama is winning.

Willful ignorance at it's finest.


I think they are adjusting it so that there is no registration advantage for the Democrats. In their minds, if a poller calls 1000 people, and gets 700 people that identify as democrats and 300 that identify as Republicans.. well, that's just wrong and can't be. It's only because those lazy democrats are unemployed and at home to answer the phone.

So they even it out, probably just by dropping D answers to what they think the appropriate ratio is, and completely throwing out all historical polling data trends.

Of course, they don't say how they are doing this, so I think that it's just pulling numbers out of their ass.
 
2012-09-27 01:44:09 PM

Kazan: latest polling data

With Rasmussen
Obama 328 - Tie 4- Romney 206



I wonder how Rasmussen can still prop up their obvious horsesh*t "data" after all of this and still expect to be taken seriously. Every time I see a link on Drudge that claims Romney to be ahead or at least tied, I notice that it's a link to Rasmussen and that explains everything.

It's getting to be that when you hear the word "Rasmussen" involved with a poll, it's a warning signal to not believe a single farking thing it says.
 
2012-09-27 01:44:20 PM
I hate these deceptive attack adds. They take romney's words totally out of context. Totally unfair.



(The context being that he is saying them in secret to a bunch of rich people, not where the voters might hear him.)
 
2012-09-27 01:44:20 PM

rewind2846: My popcorn budget is going to be through the farking roof the next month...


It's gonna be the borderlands 2 of elections. Technically the plot is serious, but it's going to be hard to see it due to all the falling off your chair laughing.
 
2012-09-27 01:44:23 PM
NateGrey 2012-09-27 01:25:28 PM


Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

What makes that is all the comments there... like saying all polls have a liberal push.
 
2012-09-27 01:45:22 PM

sprawl15: theorellior: sprawl15: At that point, they need to completely wash their hands of the guy and say that he doesn't represent the GOP's values.

And that's when the Godbotherers and Know-Nothings will be let off the leashes. You may very well see the Republican party become the final relic of the Civil War.

It's either that or push back to moderation...which would put their policies roughly in line with Obama's.

So...yeah. I'm fascinated to see what happens when the GOP falls apart.


Expect to see the Tea Party to split off on it's own radical tangent, while the moderate Republicans are left to rebuild their party from the smoldering ashes of the RNC. It's not going to be a pretty rebirth (or election season) when it happens, but it's going to happen. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe we need three (or four, or five) political parties in this country. Maybe that will help get the electorate engaged again.

It's unlikely, but one can only hope.
 
2012-09-27 01:45:28 PM

zarberg: Hell, you could make a full-hour infomercial of other Republicans ripping Mitt to shreds just from the 2012 primaries.


I believe that already exists as an amateur re-mix somewhere.
 
2012-09-27 01:46:00 PM

Rwa2play: Chariset: What are the current Vegas odds of Ryan jumping ship?

Not going to happen: If he did and Romney's campaign collapsed shortly afterward, people within the GOP would make him the scapegoat.


He's already going to be the scape goat. Romney isn't going to quit - his pride and ego won't let him. But the weight of this debacle will fall squarely on Romney's shoulders, both for hiring incompetent staffers and for shooting himself in the foot so many times, he should be a double amputee by now.
 
2012-09-27 01:46:13 PM

NateGrey: Is Sarah Palin going to automatically become president?


Of course. She's still not gonna have sex with Tony, though.
 
2012-09-27 01:46:24 PM

Arkanaut: Someone needs to create a Romney For Obama SuperPac and just run all his past statements supporting insurance mandates, gay rights, and abortion.


That. Is. farking. Brilliant.
www.globalnerdy.com

/Newsletter please
 
2012-09-27 01:46:34 PM

Corvus: seriously, does any other ad need to be made? This is exactly what this campaign is about. Obama thinks these people need help to get on their feet, Romney thinks they are freeloaders who will never try.

That's the election.


One more ad and it's done. Just a recording of him - over the course of the GOP debates - talking about building up our military and engaging Iran.

That ought to tidy things up.
 
2012-09-27 01:47:11 PM

TV's Vinnie: I wonder how Rasmussen can still prop up their obvious horsesh*t "data" after all of this and still expect to be taken seriously. Every time I see a link on Drudge that claims Romney to be ahead or at least tied, I notice that it's a link to Rasmussen and that explains everything.


A few days before the election they will fall in line with other polls. That way they can claim that they were the most accurate pollster of 2012.

That's what happened in 2008 at least.
 
2012-09-27 01:47:59 PM

Mrtraveler01: Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.

It's like Conservapedia meets 538 in some horrible twisted orgy.


Jesus. I didn't look at it closely before. I went to one of their articles to try to see what they thought the skew factor was and how they addressed it. All the links in the article just jump back to the front page.

It's a steaming pile of "Because we said so. Shut up!"
 
2012-09-27 01:49:11 PM
Weaver95: coeyagi: tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.

Based on whose projection? Dick Morris? Do you touch yourself when you look at pictures of G. Gordon Liddy?

well who DOESN'T touch themselves when looking at pictures of G. Gordon Liddy? I mean c'mon man!


i249.photobucket.com

The smooth head, the steely gaze, the manly mustache...

hendricks266.duke4.net
 
2012-09-27 01:49:13 PM

MinatoArisato013: NateGrey 2012-09-27 01:25:28 PM


Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

What makes that is all the comments there... like saying all polls have a liberal push.


for many freepers, News Corp is too liberal.
 
2012-09-27 01:49:20 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

[media.giantbomb.com image 395x500]


Yikes, I clicked on the link and I'm surprised that I didn't burst into flames since I wasn't blessed by God (or Tim Tebow) for praying with them to deliver us from this unholy time.
 
2012-09-27 01:49:34 PM

coeyagi: soporific: Bill Frist: These 47% comments SHOULD be haunting Romney. You shouldn't be president of a country where you think half the population is evil parasites who will "never take responsibility" for their lives

Especially when a huge chunk of that 47% are your voting base.

No, trust me, if there are independents left out there, that's who Obama's getting (and seriously, how the f*ck can you still be undecided? the campaign is two f*cking years old!)

Obama isn't swaying one swinging red dick, even if Romney roasts a Bald Eagle over a flame built by American flags burning.


That's the hard-core "I ain't voting fer no ni-BONG!" crowd.
 
2012-09-27 01:50:07 PM
TV's Vinnie: I wonder how Rasmussen can still prop up their obvious horsesh*t "data" after all of this and still expect to be taken seriously. Every time I see a link on Drudge that claims Romney to be ahead or at least tied, I notice that it's a link to Rasmussen and that explains everything. It's getting to be that when you hear the word "Rasmussen" involved with a poll, it's a warning signal to not believe a single farking thing it says.

Given that Rasmussen is being paid by Fox News, I don't consider them to be a real polling service.
 
2012-09-27 01:50:27 PM

CPennypacker: Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?

yes


I can see this backfiring even more on the GOP by discouraging the base from poll participation.

Enjoy your self-fulfilling prophecy, folks.
 
2012-09-27 01:50:34 PM

Arkanaut: Someone needs to create a Romney For Obama SuperPac and just run all his past statements supporting insurance mandates, gay rights, and abortion.


I believe that they intend to do this, but they won't start it until closer to November. They don't want to give Romney any time to respond.
 
2012-09-27 01:50:41 PM

Kittypie070: [wraps tail very protectively around tiny quail eggs, carefully refrains from counting them]


You do have a nice..umm..tail.
 
2012-09-27 01:50:53 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


cdn3.sbnation.com

/oblig
 
2012-09-27 01:51:26 PM

Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


Is he? Or is this like the last 9545747569874359687435986745 times we all thought the idiots on the right and in the middle would finally wake up, and they didn't?

I think at some point we have to accept that there is nothing Romney could say, nothing he could do, nothing so stupid, so out of touch, so bigoted, so plainly and obviously wrong, that it will keep about half the country from voting for him.

These people aren't going to come around. There isn't going to be some tipping point. We're just going to have to survive a few more elections while we wait for them to die off.
 
2012-09-27 01:51:35 PM
sprawl15: it's going to be a backstabby few months as the GOP eats themselves hungry.

This sentence fragment wins many internets.
 
2012-09-27 01:52:08 PM
James F. Campbell 2012-09-27 01:36:41 PM

Kittypie070: [wraps tail very protectively around tiny quail eggs, carefully refrains from counting them]

Derp.


Pardon? In what manner was egg-protecting cat "derping"?
 
2012-09-27 01:52:29 PM
imageshack.us

Oh wow, Saved to my imageshack account for future use.
 
2012-09-27 01:52:38 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

[neocontears]


Wozza?

*click*

FTFL: Last night, I gave in and cried... [derp redacted] ...Fellow FReepers..is all lost, as I think it is?

OMFSM, that is just too much.
 
2012-09-27 01:53:00 PM
I intend to vote straight Democratic ticket this November, but I will be filling out each and every little icon for each race, simply because it will give me so much more satisfaction than just filling out one "vote straight Democrat" icon.

/wouldn't vote for a Republican right now to pick up dead animals off a street
 
2012-09-27 01:53:01 PM
There is way too many back slapping and self congratulating going on right now. The election is still weeks off.
 
2012-09-27 01:53:15 PM

DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.


I'm not sure any one of the contenders for the GOP nomination (with the exception of Huntsman) could have done much better than Mittens is doing. The party has gotten too crazy and anyone sane and moderate enough to pick up independents was immediately written off as unappealing to the Tea Party base.

It will be fun when the Tea Party guys get picked off in the general election. The GOP will have some serious soul-searching.
 
2012-09-27 01:53:39 PM

AspectRatio: NateGrey: Last Night I Cried

That is beautiful.


The comments are even better. They aren't just optimistic, they are absolutely certain Romney is going to win.

These people are going to pull a Jonestown the day after the election.
 
2012-09-27 01:54:03 PM

Emposter: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

Is he? Or is this like the last 9545747569874359687435986745 times we all thought the idiots on the right and in the middle would finally wake up, and they didn't?

I think at some point we have to accept that there is nothing Romney could say, nothing he could do, nothing so stupid, so out of touch, so bigoted, so plainly and obviously wrong, that it will keep about half the country from voting for him.

These people aren't going to come around. There isn't going to be some tipping point. We're just going to have to survive a few more elections while we wait for them to die off.


I didn't say they'd change their minds. I said that I think our GOP shills are starting to accept that Romney is going to lose. that's an important distinction.
 
2012-09-27 01:54:32 PM
MrBallou: Jesus. I didn't look at it closely before. I went to one of their articles to try to see what they thought the skew factor was and how they addressed it. All the links in the article just jump back to the front page.

How they change the weights

In short, they apply rasmussen party id weights to all polls.
 
2012-09-27 01:55:18 PM
gilgigamesh: AspectRatio: NateGrey: Last Night I Cried

That is beautiful.

The comments are even better. They aren't just optimistic, they are absolutely certain Romney is going to win.

These people are going to pull a Jonestown the day after the election.


nah. they'll wail a bit, and gnash teeth. then they'll suck it up and move further to the right.
 
2012-09-27 01:55:19 PM
rewind2846: My popcorn budget is going to be through the farking roof the next month...
Thanks Rmoney for saving the Obama campaign millions in scriptwriters' fees.
/Rmoney = sekrit democrat


I am making a fortune on my popcorn futures right now!
 
2012-09-27 01:55:30 PM

s1ugg0: There is way too many back slapping and self congratulating going on right now. The election is still weeks off.


Exactly!

Vote early, vote often!
 
2012-09-27 01:55:48 PM
WTF, Fark server just took a big dump.
 
2012-09-27 01:56:39 PM

s1ugg0: There is way too many back slapping and self congratulating going on right now. The election is still weeks off.


At this point, the only way for the GOP to win is via dictatorship-like levels of electoral fraud.

Which is highly possible, of course, but I don't think that the rest of the world would sit idly by and let that happen.
 
2012-09-27 01:57:43 PM

carterjw: I hate these deceptive attack adds. They take romney's words totally out of context. Totally unfair.



(The context being that he is saying them in secret to a bunch of rich people, not where the voters 47% might hear him.)


FTFY
 
2012-09-27 01:57:45 PM
Listen, you potato eaters! We're the land owners here, and you need to shut up and eat your potatoes!
 
2012-09-27 01:57:59 PM
If I had a few hundred million dollars lying around, I would start my own Super PAC. It would be called the Stupid Things Republicans Say Super PAC, and the ads I would buy would be almost exactly like this one-audio or audio/video of Republicans Saying Stupid Things, with no additional commentary.
 
2012-09-27 01:58:08 PM

gilgigamesh: AspectRatio: NateGrey: Last Night I Cried

That is beautiful.

The comments are even better. They aren't just optimistic, they are absolutely certain Romney is going to win.

These people are going to pull a Jonestown the day after the election.


I'm going to predict it will be close - not going to underestimate the stupidity of the American voting public, again.

0.tqn.com
 
2012-09-27 01:59:13 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 01:59:18 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried



That was hilarious. Ironically (or perhaps not), the OP was the only one with a clue, as screwed up as she is. Bless her sweet hilljack heart.
 
2012-09-27 01:59:43 PM

Geotpf: If I had a few hundred million dollars lying around, I would start my own Super PAC. It would be called the Stupid Things Republicans Say Super PAC, and the ads I would buy would be almost exactly like this one-audio or audio/video of Republicans Saying Stupid Things, with no additional commentary.


I wonder what Colbert is doing with his Super PAC?
 
2012-09-27 02:00:16 PM

Bendal: /wouldn't vote for a Republican right now to pick up dead animals off a street


Why should the big bad government interfere with the natural order of things to remove dead animals? Just another example of socialist wasteful spending. If the animals were responsible they wouldn't have been killed on the street anyway, let their own families and churches take care of them.
 
2012-09-27 02:00:22 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


They attack every poll as being biased and then swear by Rass polls as gospel truth which are proven to be biased.

Again, the right embraces that which they criticize
 
2012-09-27 02:01:43 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Crabs_Can_Polevault: That's ...unfortunate. Given how Rushbo's "Sandra Fluke" comments sprouted legs, I predict that we'll see a rash of conservative statisticalisticians popping up to oppose Nate Silver and the incontrovertible liberal bias of his sidekick, Math.

Too late; it's already begun.


Oh that's rich. I clicked one of his polling links, which took me to an Examiner article (barf) which of course cites Unskewed Polls. But you click to the actual poll from there and it says exactly the opposite.
 
2012-09-27 02:01:53 PM

gilgigamesh: These people are going to pull a Jonestown the day after the election


Why aren't there more jokes about Jonestown?

/the punchlines are too long.
 
2012-09-27 02:02:14 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Did you know some of these poors only make a quarter million in an entire year? I don't see why they don't just get off their lazy asses, borrow some money from their parents, and start a business.
 
2012-09-27 02:02:55 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: Bendal: /wouldn't vote for a Republican right now to pick up dead animals off a street

Why should the big bad government interfere with the natural order of things to remove dead animals? Just another example of socialist wasteful spending. If the animals were responsible they wouldn't have been killed on the street anyway, let their own families and churches take care of them.


I don't know where you, but here in Texas we have buzzards that do that for free.
 
2012-09-27 02:03:03 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


You think "The Walking Dead" will be that bad this season?
 
2012-09-27 02:03:09 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: [i.imgur.com image 395x237]


Ouch.
 
2012-09-27 02:04:45 PM
Sea of blue, Mitt. And to think, you were the best the GOP could come up with. Yeesh.
 
2012-09-27 02:04:52 PM
Holy crap, I felt that over here.

Some fine ownage there.
 
2012-09-27 02:05:16 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


I'd consider the GOP if they actually had a party platform that was educated, informed, thoughtful and based on reality and facts. They don't.

And sadly, a lot of voters don't seem to care. Team GOP is all that matters. As if they'd actually reward said voters for their loyalty. Heh.
 
2012-09-27 02:05:16 PM
I saw that commercial earlier. I was wondering if there was ever a political ad before that just let the other guy speak.
 
2012-09-27 02:05:43 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Crabs_Can_Polevault: That's ...unfortunate. Given how Rushbo's "Sandra Fluke" comments sprouted legs, I predict that we'll see a rash of conservative statisticalisticians popping up to oppose Nate Silver and the incontrovertible liberal bias of his sidekick, Math.

Too late; it's already begun.


Ha! What a sh*tty, sh*tty website. By all accounts that website was started about 1 month ago, and they provide zero explanation for how they "unskew" the polls.

In the article for "Why the Polls Are Skewed" I found this:

They will create the perception, via skewed polls, that Obama is winning and then hope the campaign can take advantage of this perception and steal enough votes to actually win the election. Then the perception, and the polls, will validate the stolen election and make it look all so plausible and realistic. If you don't believe they are doing this, then ask yourself how a president who is doing worse economically than Jimmy Carter was can somehow be reelected?

Bwahahahaha! The answer is so obvious, it's almost kind of sad that they can't grasp it...
 
2012-09-27 02:06:42 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 02:10:46 PM

gilgigamesh: The Obama campaign told NBC the ad will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

Not even bothering to run it in PA, presumably because it is already locked up.

But they are running it with the expectation they can swing Virginia and Nevada. Wow.


They're already looking at Arizona as well.
 
2012-09-27 02:10:52 PM

gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


Hilarious. I'm sure he was pushing the "unskewedpolls.com" theme. When the polls actually match up with the actual results, what is he going to say then? Oh, I know-election fraud!
 
2012-09-27 02:11:24 PM

gilgigamesh: These people are going to pull a Jonestown the day after the election.


The Lord is never so kind.
 
2012-09-27 02:11:44 PM

Weaver95: well who DOESN'T touch themselves when looking at pictures of G. Gordon Liddy? I mean c'mon man!


His red white and blue yambag is a mighty potent aphrodisiac.
 
2012-09-27 02:11:53 PM

Maud Dib: Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.

I, for one, salute our hot Latina Overlords.

thechive.files.wordpress.com


Sweet Zombie Jesus she just gets hotter with age. Ever since "Desperado" I have had the hots for her.
 
2012-09-27 02:12:52 PM

theorellior: His red white and blue yambag is a mighty potent aphrodisiac.


I hate you so much.
 
2012-09-27 02:13:12 PM

gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


Because if anyone would understand the mechanics of statistical analysis, it would be the guy who flunked out of Southeast Missouri State after one year, not the guy who graduated with an AB in economics at University of Chicago.
 
2012-09-27 02:13:28 PM

Irving Maimway: the hots for her.


Schwing!
 
2012-09-27 02:14:57 PM
Damn it... they need to do this with the Romney "Who let the dogs out" video.
 
2012-09-27 02:15:26 PM
This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.
 
2012-09-27 02:16:10 PM

Maud Dib: DeArmondVI:

The Stench grows with each passing day.

[i865.photobucket.com image 582x436]


j.wigflip.com
 
2012-09-27 02:16:55 PM

Kittypie070: Pardon? In what manner was egg-protecting cat "derping"?


Just going by all the derp you've been derping lately, derpette.
 
2012-09-27 02:17:06 PM
 
2012-09-27 02:17:10 PM

Thrakkerzog: MrBallou: Jesus. I didn't look at it closely before. I went to one of their articles to try to see what they thought the skew factor was and how they addressed it. All the links in the article just jump back to the front page.

How they change the weights

In short, they apply rasmussen party id weights to all polls.


Statistics 101, Lesson 2: Never massage the data.

Lesson 1 is You'd be a fool to do this for people who have a vested interest in the results, but nobody ever listens.
 
2012-09-27 02:17:18 PM

Irving Maimway: Maud Dib: Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.

I, for one, salute our hot Latina Overlords.

[thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x750]

Sweet Zombie Jesus she just gets hotter with age. Ever since "Desperado" I have had the hots for her.


If you ever look up the term c*cktease, you'll notice a picture of her in "Desperado."

/Yeah, she was *that* hot
//As in ghost chili hot
///Not jalapeño hot
 
2012-09-27 02:18:28 PM
As a sideline question ... Why aren't Republicans playing up the Supreme Court angle as an argument for their side?
It seems like one of the greatest perks of a party's being in power is appointing and confirming "their kind" to the high court.
Are no justices planning to step down in the next four years??
 
2012-09-27 02:18:29 PM

Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


Made me feel all warm and giggly to listen to Neil Bortz practically have a stroke the other night talking about what a disaster the Rmoney campaign is.
 
2012-09-27 02:19:17 PM

dericwater: gilgigamesh: The Obama campaign told NBC the ad will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

Not even bothering to run it in PA, presumably because it is already locked up.

But they are running it with the expectation they can swing Virginia and Nevada. Wow.

They're already looking at Arizona as well.


Good!

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /I love the idea of Arizona with a wall around it


Oh do you now?
 
2012-09-27 02:19:19 PM

James F. Campbell: Kittypie070: Pardon? In what manner was egg-protecting cat "derping"?

Just going by all the derp you've been derping lately, derpette.


I believe she was simply suggesting not getting complacent, or counting our chickens before they hatch.
 
2012-09-27 02:19:48 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.


This will the the standard Republican line for awhile. "It's not that Republican policies suck, it's just that we had a terrible Republican candidate! Everyone vote uh, liberatarian this year, yeah, that's the ticket!"
 
2012-09-27 02:21:03 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

[media.giantbomb.com image 395x500]


Ha! From the comments:

"Sandy, I feel the same way almost daily. Then I remember Chick Fil A Day and the turnout and atmosphere. That gives me hope for November."


I literally laughed out loud, thinking this was some snarky comment from one of you Farkers. Then I realized I wasn't reading Fark, so actually I laughed even harder. Poe's Law, call it what you will, but damn it makes for some good chuckles.
 
2012-09-27 02:21:06 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.


You forgot one thing:

/Vote Republican
 
2012-09-27 02:21:11 PM
If Romney wanted to save the country a lot of money, he could just concede right now and save us the cost of an election that he can't possibly win. He's getting destroyed in every swing-state.
 
2012-09-27 02:21:12 PM
Has anyone looked into how many independents will get into Senate/Congress because of Republicans who will not vote for crazy? Assuming such a thing is possible.
 
2012-09-27 02:21:48 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


It's about delegitimizing Obama. This is just planting the seed that "people are lying and something's fishy." Next up comes "he cheated, election fraud, ACORN! blah blah blah he's not really our president. (See Birth Certificate, botched oath of Office, etc...)
 
2012-09-27 02:22:02 PM

Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?
 
2012-09-27 02:22:22 PM
I can't wait for the ad that is similar to this but uses video of GOP hopefuls railing Romney in the GOP primaries. That'll be delish.
 
2012-09-27 02:22:26 PM

Confabulat: This will the the standard Republican line for awhile. "It's not that Republican policies suck, it's just that we had a terrible Republican candidate! Everyone vote uh, liberatarian this year, yeah, that's the ticket!"


Meh, he is a terrible candidate. Their ideas are also terrible, and he could do a better job of masking how terrible they actually are. For reference, see Reagan, Ronald and Bush, George W.
 
2012-09-27 02:22:31 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


The problem with those polls is that they're under-sampling racists.
 
2012-09-27 02:22:33 PM

Lost Thought 00: Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.

At which point the Republicans will attempt Civil War 2, claiming (somewhat accurately) that the Federal Government is incapable of properly representing their interests


I sure hope so. And this time, we let them 'win'. I won't miss them at all.
 
2012-09-27 02:23:00 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.


Your concern is noted
 
2012-09-27 02:23:10 PM

James F. Campbell: Kittypie070: Pardon? In what manner was egg-protecting cat "derping"?

Just going by all the derp you've been derping lately, derpette.


Pretty sure you and Kittypie had a misunderstanding and are actually on the same side.
 
2012-09-27 02:23:29 PM
That was very effective. It's also impossible to defend. Romney's half-hearted "I was inelegant in my speech" or whatever bullshiat they tried to throw together is totally ineffective.

For comparison, listen to how he speaks on the campaign trail. He sounds completely insincere. Listen to his tone in this video, it's completely authentic. He's telling the truth here. The difference is striking.
 
2012-09-27 02:24:27 PM

Glenford: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?


it's weird, isn't it? our usual shills seem to have suddenly evaporated. I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.
 
2012-09-27 02:25:22 PM

Antimatter: Fluorescent Testicle: markie_farkie: My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life.. Annnnd... Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"

I know several other Texans in the same boat.

Texans. Voting straight Democrat. I know that the popular vote means less than bugger all, but it's still mind-boggling.

/Not Texan, but this year was the first time I've voted straight-ticket.
//Democrat, of course.

I've never, ever voted straight ticket, yet i'll be doing that this year for sure. I'll have no votes of mine going to GOP authoritarians, thank you very much.


I started voting straight-ticket Democrat in 2004 after GWB's first term -- and will continue to do so until the GOP regains some sanity.
 
2012-09-27 02:25:29 PM

wippit: Has anyone looked into how many independents will get into Senate/Congress because of Republicans who will not vote for crazy? Assuming such a thing is possible.


There is starting to be talk of the Democrats retaking the House, which is amazing if it actually happens.
 
2012-09-27 02:25:32 PM

Jim_Callahan: rewind2846: My popcorn budget is going to be through the farking roof the next month...

It's gonna be the borderlands 2 of elections. Technically the plot is serious, but it's going to be hard to see it due to all the falling off your chair laughing.


oh snap dot gay-peg
 
2012-09-27 02:25:43 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


Why, did you hear something about Skyfall?
 
2012-09-27 02:25:46 PM

Weaver95: Glenford: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?

it's weird, isn't it? our usual shills seem to have suddenly evaporated. I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.


Well, we just got warning from Rush that Nate Silver is teh debil and worships at the Obama alter. Except that one, soon.
 
2012-09-27 02:25:54 PM

Bill Frist: [25.media.tumblr.com image 600x549] 

http://historicalromneys.tumblr.com/

These 47% comments SHOULD be haunting Romney. You shouldn't be president of a country where you think half the population is evil parasites who will "never take responsibility" for their lives


Especially if you're the one who took their job.
 
2012-09-27 02:26:14 PM

Glenford: I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?


I'm guessing their checks from the GOP just bounced.
 
2012-09-27 02:26:20 PM

sweetmelissa31: Pretty sure you and Kittypie had a misunderstanding and are actually on the same side.


That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.
 
2012-09-27 02:26:34 PM

Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.


Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.
 
2012-09-27 02:26:43 PM
I still can't believe they picked someone that puts a huge spotlight on why people should hate Republicans.
 
2012-09-27 02:27:15 PM

Dinki: The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


They need to convince people it's still close to help out downticket candidates. I was living in Michigan for the last election. MI was considered a swing state through most of the summer. When mid-September came around, the GOP essentially gave up, changed course and only campaigned in states with close senate races to keep the Dems from getting to 60. Michigan wasn't one of those states, and alot of Republican politicians were angry when this happened.
 
2012-09-27 02:27:35 PM

Weaver95: Glenford: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?

it's weird, isn't it? our usual shills seem to have suddenly evaporated. I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.


Even the Fark Independents™ are too embarrassed to defend Rmoney.
 
2012-09-27 02:27:43 PM

Dinki: Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.


I don't think Limbaugh can keep up with the Romney gaffe engine.
 
2012-09-27 02:28:19 PM

Maud Dib: Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.

I, for one, salute our hot Latina Overlords.

[thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x750]


The Southwest is going to go D-cup?
 
2012-09-27 02:28:49 PM

AkaDad: Even the Fark Independents™ are too embarrassed to defend Rmoney.


Some of the more shameless and slightly stupider psychopaths on Fark are still defending him, though.
 
2012-09-27 02:28:56 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.


If you wish to see reasons to vote for Obama, I suggest you go to barackobama.com. There is an ample list of reasons why Obama is good for the country.

He doesn't push that so much because negative ads, especially ones handed to you on a platter, are so much more effective.

/Wait until mid October when tax returns facts come out.
//You know the Obama campaign has them.
///They're just waiting to use it when necessary.
///New-clear!
 
2012-09-27 02:29:30 PM

AkaDad: Weaver95: Glenford: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?

it's weird, isn't it? our usual shills seem to have suddenly evaporated. I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

Even the Fark Independents™ are too embarrassed to defend Rmoney.


I could be wrong but...I get the feeling that a lot of our local GOP shills are either fatigued and offline resting up for later in October or they've quietly decided to fade into the background until the entire painful chapter of Romney's campaign is finally put to bed by an Obama victory.
 
2012-09-27 02:29:36 PM

Weaver95: Glenford: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?

it's weird, isn't it? our usual shills seem to have suddenly evaporated. I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.


Perhaps they've done the right thing and regained their honor through ritual suicide?
 
2012-09-27 02:29:36 PM

Geotpf: Hilarious. I'm sure he was pushing the "unskewedpolls.com" theme. When the polls actually match up with the actual results, what is he going to say then? Oh, I know-election fraud!


He just won't mention it.
 
2012-09-27 02:29:46 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.



You'll be voting for Romney, quit trying to convince us you'll vote 3rd party.
 
2012-09-27 02:31:31 PM

Weaver95: Glenford: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?

it's weird, isn't it? our usual shills seem to have suddenly evaporated. I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.


Maybe he hasn't logged in yet today.
 
2012-09-27 02:31:55 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: See, Romney's actually saving the Obama camp a lot of money right now. The production value for repeating Romney's lines back at him is much lower than a scratch-made ad.


They didn't even need to add sound reverb effects to match the pictures in the Romney Sings ad.

/Not that a copy of Audacity costs anything
 
2012-09-27 02:32:07 PM
it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.
 
2012-09-27 02:32:08 PM

DeArmondVI: I remember in multiple Fark comments from months and months ago multiple people predicitng that Obama would simply start running ads consisting entirely of Mitt Romney talking.

The joke: back then it was the constant flip-flopping. None of us even considered that Romney would outright shiat on 47% of the country.

The Stench grows with each passing day.


Hey, I believed the concensus was Obama campaign would just run ads with nothing but other GOP presidential candidates' (Bachmann, Perry, Huntsman, Gingrich) speeches, verbatim, because we got so much materials after they all basically were jumping on Romney. Who knew it was Romney own that would be used.
 
2012-09-27 02:32:45 PM

Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


It's OK, all the polls showing Obama breaking away and now even WINNING Catholics are biased. Just like the media, science, food, reality.

BTW, has the guy with the "bias against conservative list" updated it for Scientific polling data?
 
2012-09-27 02:32:53 PM

James F. Campbell: That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.


I think Kittypie misunderstood GAT, although I'll let her speak for herself...
 
2012-09-27 02:32:56 PM

Weaver95: Dinki: Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.

I don't think Limbaugh can keep up with the Romney gaffe engine.


I heard he did the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs with that engine.
 
2012-09-27 02:33:54 PM

Weaver95: it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.


Romney's pulling support from places where he knows he can't win. And let's face it. Fark is a place where people fact-check. Not a good environment for a Republican.

/Wish we had an actual liberal party and a sane conservative one.
 
2012-09-27 02:34:03 PM

Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.


Hold on, hillaryis44 was a parody? I'm pretty sure many took it seriously.
 
2012-09-27 02:34:04 PM

Weaver95: it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.


I'd like to think it's because they finally developed morals and a conscience but I'm pretty sure it's just because they realise that they are losing the game so they're going to sneak out during the 3rd quarter.
 
2012-09-27 02:34:07 PM

Weaver95: I could be wrong but...I get the feeling that a lot of our local GOP shills are either fatigued and offline resting up for later in October or they've quietly decided to fade into the background until the entire painful chapter of Romney's campaign is finally put to bed by an Obama victory.


Both scenarios sound plausible.
 
2012-09-27 02:34:58 PM

Weaver95: it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.


Yeah, that is interesting.
 
2012-09-27 02:35:03 PM

James F. Campbell: Kittypie070: Pardon? In what manner was egg-protecting cat "derping"?

Just going by all the derp you've been derping lately, derpette.


Yes, I agree. We absolutely should take this election for granted. In fact, those individuals who support Obama need not exert themselves to vote unless the weather is ideal because he is such a shoo-in, why worry?

Kittypie, your comment was completely unreasonable. Caution is for kitties.
 
2012-09-27 02:35:04 PM

Snapper Carr:

It's like Conservapedia meets 538 in some horrible twisted orgy.

[imageshack.us image 620x479]

Glenn Beck's electoral map.


People tend to overlook it, but the funny thing is Reagan only won 51%-41%. Only a 10% PV win is a EV blowout in this nation. Likewise, if Obama's 5% hold through election day, it's both sizable and a mandate.
 
2012-09-27 02:35:11 PM
I have to wonder about who's getting oversampled in the polling, especially if it's done by phone. I would think the elderly would be oversampled. Most people will not pick up unless they recognize the number in caller id. I would guess that the elderly, as a group, are more likely to answer random phone calls and, therefore, respond to the poll. Since most elderly are R, I would think this would lead to a R bias in the polls.
 
2012-09-27 02:35:23 PM

sweetmelissa31: James F. Campbell: That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.

I think Kittypie misunderstood GAT, although I'll let her speak for herself...


That poor kitty
 
2012-09-27 02:35:52 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.


Yes, yes, both sides are bad blah blah blah.

How about you guys actually offer a realistic and viable candidate instead of your constant broken record 'Both sides bad vote republican' bullshiat?
 
2012-09-27 02:36:06 PM

bikerific: markie_farkie: It's telling when even the most fervent teabagger/conservative Facebook friends stop posting their vitriolic spew and ForAmerica and BeingConservative group pics all over everyone's walls.


Really?

I've only seen it ramping up more. Charts distoring tax rates, cherry-picked lists of companies Bain "helped" compared to bankrupt Obama crony solar companies," Obama apologizes to terrorists, etc. etc. etc.

Same with the FW FW FW: emails. Last night the one from my mom claimed that in a radio intereview in September 2008, Obama admitted that he and Michelle burned US flags because they were worldwide symbols of oppression.


There will always be those few that refuse to acknowledge reality and go off quietly for some long-overdue introspection.

They're going act and look like this right up until election day:

www.jamescamerononline.com
 
2012-09-27 02:36:21 PM
shiat guys, I just read this on FR. We are f*cked! They know!

"You are experiencing a reaction to a major psy-ops campaign. Turn off the media.

Zero is going down."
 
2012-09-27 02:36:45 PM

Weaver95: Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.

I don't think Limbaugh can keep up with the Romney gaffe engine.


Replace "lie" with "gaffe," and "fact-check" with "spin."

p.twimg.com
 
2012-09-27 02:36:49 PM

Lunaville: Yes, I agree. We absolutely should take this election for granted. In fact, those individuals who support Obama need not exert themselves to vote unless the weather is ideal because he is such a shoo-in, why worry?

Kittypie, your comment was completely unreasonable. Caution is for kitties.


Once again, my labeling proves accurate as well as prescient, conservative concern troll.
 
2012-09-27 02:37:14 PM

Weaver95: Dinki: Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.

I don't think Limbaugh can keep up with the Romney gaffe engine.


You listen to Rush, right? What's all this he said about Silver? Did he actually try to eluciderp his audience on how the statistical machinations of Silver's likelihood fitter is biased or something?
 
2012-09-27 02:38:01 PM

Dinki: The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


It also seems short sighted, wouldn't the Republicans possibly benefit from some lazy democrats staying home 'cause it looks like Obama's got this thing sewed up? But if they keep going on about how the polls are skewed and Romney is actually in the lead I believe it could motivate people to make sure they vote.
 
2012-09-27 02:38:07 PM
Maybe I just missed it, but how has unskewedpolls.com not been greenlit on Fark yet?

It's a HillaryIs44-level goldmine.
 
2012-09-27 02:38:30 PM

joonyer: shiat guys, I just read this on FR. We are f*cked! They know!

"You are experiencing a reaction to a major psy-ops campaign. Turn off the media.

Zero is going down."


Oh, we could fark with 'em. We could fark with 'em so hard. Show up to protests with weird posters and signs to make them think they've got subliminal messages on them. Post weird pictures on the Internet (I mean, you know, weirder than usual) to make them think something is going down. Oh, this could be really good.
 
2012-09-27 02:38:53 PM

Headso: Weaver95: Dinki: Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.

I don't think Limbaugh can keep up with the Romney gaffe engine.

I heard he did the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs with that engine.


it's because Romney's using a Paradox reactor to power his gaffe engine. difficult to beat that combination.
 
2012-09-27 02:39:54 PM

dericwater: /Wait until mid October when tax returns facts come out.
//You know the Obama campaign has them.
///They're just waiting to use it when necessary.
///New-clear!


Oooooo. Of course, it's clear he doesn't need to release them to win, so he might not do so even if he has them-releasing stuff like that has a small chance of backfiring, so if you are going to win anyways, it's probably better to not release it.
 
2012-09-27 02:40:13 PM
I saw this ad this morning and I laughed my farking ass off.

Especially when it closed with the old "I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message."
 
2012-09-27 02:40:14 PM

Weaver95: it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.


They would come roaring back on if a tape appeared of Obama making a major gaffe. So they can always hope....
 
2012-09-27 02:40:15 PM

DeltaPunch: Weaver95: Dinki: Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.

I don't think Limbaugh can keep up with the Romney gaffe engine.

You listen to Rush, right? What's all this he said about Silver? Did he actually try to eluciderp his audience on how the statistical machinations of Silver's likelihood fitter is biased or something?


I don't like to tune into the Limbaugh show without proper meditation and preparation. there are rituals to be observed, and then there's a purification ceremony afterwards.
 
2012-09-27 02:40:29 PM

Weaver95: Headso: Weaver95: Dinki: Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.

I don't think Limbaugh can keep up with the Romney gaffe engine.

I heard he did the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs with that engine.

it's because Romney's using a Paradox reactor to power his gaffe engine. difficult to beat that combination.


There is no freaking way I'm letting a Mormon Mage in the white house. He'll destroy us all with paradox-blowback.
 
2012-09-27 02:41:09 PM

Weaver95: it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.


Well, we do know that there is at least one Fark admins who has GOP tatooed on their chest.

It is nice since now threads are less likely to be blitzed with bullshiat lies from them. Now they are just waiting for anti Obama anything threads to tag team in.

Granted, they are just in it for the attention, regardless of politics. Fark doesn't need those kind of assholes.
 
2012-09-27 02:41:22 PM

James F. Campbell: Lunaville: Yes, I agree. We absolutely should take this election for granted. In fact, those individuals who support Obama need not exert themselves to vote unless the weather is ideal because he is such a shoo-in, why worry?

Kittypie, your comment was completely unreasonable. Caution is for kitties.

Once again, my labeling proves accurate as well as prescient, conservative concern troll.


plink.
 
2012-09-27 02:41:45 PM

MindStalker: Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.

Hold on, hillaryis44 was a parody? I'm pretty sure many took it seriously.


You know, I thought that I had read that it was a parody, but I can't find any source on that now. Maybe it is just a deranged person.
 
Bf+
2012-09-27 02:42:18 PM

Arkanaut: Someone needs to create a Romney For Obama SuperPac and just run all his past statements supporting insurance mandates, gay rights, and abortion.


I think someone beat you to it:
Yesterday, he was praising ObamaRomneyCare
 
2012-09-27 02:42:53 PM

andrewskdr: I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.


So, in order to not throw away my vote, I should vote 3rd party?

And I thought only Romney was capable contradicting himself within the same sentence.
 
2012-09-27 02:42:55 PM
The favor is returned with gusto! One less retard in my life, and that's a positive.
 
2012-09-27 02:42:56 PM

MindStalker: Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.

Hold on, hillaryis44 was a parody? I'm pretty sure many took it seriously.


I had a theory about that site ... I bet nobody remembers any more, back in early 2008, Ann Coulter said she would campaign for Hillary Clinton if John McCain was the Republican nominee. My idea was that hillaryis44 was her site. It certainly sounded like her in a lot of ways...
 
2012-09-27 02:43:11 PM

Amdam: I was wondering when they would start doing this. Romney's probably given them enough materials for four or five different dozen ads


/FTFY
 
2012-09-27 02:43:12 PM

James F. Campbell: Once again, my labeling proves accurate as well as prescient, conservative concern troll.


Do you have any sense of sarcasm whatsoever? Kittypie and Lunaville are both more liberal than I am.
 
2012-09-27 02:43:24 PM

Jim_Callahan: Antimatter: I've never, ever voted straight ticket, yet i'll be doing that this year for sure. I'll have no votes of mine going to GOP authoritarians, thank you very much.

Same here. There are usually at least a couple local boys (generally incumbents) from the GOP that I like, or at least that I'm cool with. But this year, even the city council (R) guys aren't getting my vote, as they've all thrown in with the crazy.

//Technically still not a straight-ticket since I'm being an optimist and voting socialist for one of the local positions, and independent for a few others. National and state posts are straight (D) for me this year, though, and I say this as someone who still doesn't regret voting Bush in 2000.


Serious question: Given Bush's tax cuts and spending, the half-done invasion of Afghanistan, the invasion of Iraq, etc., how can you NOT regret voting for Bush in 2000? Do you think Gore would have been worse?
 
2012-09-27 02:44:16 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


Oh, man. Did they push back the release date for Bioshock: Infinite again?!?
 
2012-09-27 02:45:00 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: If Romney wanted to save the country a lot of money, he could just concede right now and save us the cost of an election that he can't possibly win. He's getting destroyed in every swing-state.


There still in Senate/Congressional and local races to be voted on. If the GOP knows what's smart they will figure out a strategy to save their congressional critters while throwing Romney under the bus. I doubt its possible at this point.
 
2012-09-27 02:45:03 PM

Dinki: Weaver95: it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.

They would come roaring back on if a tape appeared of Obama making a major gaffe. So they can always hope....


The whitey tape could still leak! You just know Breitbart's "heart attack" was a cover for an 0bamao hit job! WHAT ARE THE DEMONRATS TRYING TO HIDE???!!!?!!!!?!

/oh, and could you keep the gop dead-enders from screwing around up here? their friends are making quite the mess
 
2012-09-27 02:46:36 PM

gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


What did he say? ...I'm interested in seeing where Rush goes with this one.
 
2012-09-27 02:48:00 PM
Somebody out there has Mitt's tax return info and I'm pretty sure it will surface before the election. A competent campaign would be prepared with a response for the inevitable.

Given that the "47%" video was floating around since May, and they weren't ready for it, I'm gonna guess they will be (more) farked when the tax returns surface.
 
2012-09-27 02:48:03 PM
Aggressively bad posting is a kind of posting
 
2012-09-27 02:48:35 PM

dericwater: andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.

If you wish to see reasons to vote for Obama, I suggest you go to barackobama.com. There is an ample list of reasons why Obama is good for the country.

He doesn't push that so much because negative ads, especially ones handed to you on a platter, are so much more effective.

/Wait until mid October when tax returns facts come out.
//You know the Obama campaign has them.
///They're just waiting to use it when necessary.
///New-clear!


I've been hoping Mitt's tax returns will be the Dem's October Surprise.

Any other predictions for a good October Surprise?
 
2012-09-27 02:48:40 PM

James F. Campbell: sweetmelissa31: Pretty sure you and Kittypie had a misunderstanding and are actually on the same side.

That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.

Creepy

.

Always interesting to see stalkers in the wild.

jasimo: Serious question: Given Bush's tax cuts and spending, the half-done invasion of Afghanistan, the invasion of Iraq, etc., how can you NOT regret voting for Bush in 2000? Do you think Gore would have been worse?


Gore would have continued spraying aluminum powder into the atmosphere to simulate 'global warming'. Notice how earthquakes have increased since Obama became president? That's because HAARP got turned back on.
 
2012-09-27 02:49:03 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.


Welcome to Canadian politics. We don't vote people in, we vote them out.
 
2012-09-27 02:49:58 PM

Jackson Herring: Aggressively bad posting is a kind of posting


Hahahaha!
 
2012-09-27 02:51:00 PM

nyrkah1: Somebody out there has Mitt's tax return info and I'm pretty sure it will surface before the election. A competent campaign would be prepared with a response for the inevitable.

Given that the "47%" video was floating around since May, and they weren't ready for it, I'm gonna guess they will be (more) farked when the tax returns surface.


Do we really need to know that Romney illegally dodged taxes in a Swiss bank account? Everybody does that. Yawn.
 
2012-09-27 02:51:03 PM
s1ugg0 2012-09-27 01:53:01 PM

There is way too many back slapping and self congratulating going on right now. The election is still weeks off.

[egg-protecting kitty respectfully folds ears back, hisses protectively]
 
2012-09-27 02:51:04 PM

jasimo: dericwater: andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.

If you wish to see reasons to vote for Obama, I suggest you go to barackobama.com. There is an ample list of reasons why Obama is good for the country.

He doesn't push that so much because negative ads, especially ones handed to you on a platter, are so much more effective.

/Wait until mid October when tax returns facts come out.
//You know the Obama campaign has them.
///They're just waiting to use it when necessary.
///New-clear!

I've been hoping Mitt's tax returns will be the Dem's October Surprise.

Any other predictions for a good October Surprise?


Do they even need one at this point?
 
2012-09-27 02:51:41 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


The second one.
 
2012-09-27 02:51:42 PM

joonyer: shiat guys, I just read this on FR. We are f*cked! They know!

"You are experiencing a reaction to a major psy-ops campaign. Turn off the media.

Zero is going down."


I love that site.

To: patriot08
This crap again???

We're not buying the stupid accusation and threat.

We're voting staunch Conservative PERIOD. Nothing anyone tries to bully us into is going to get us to change our minds.

Plus - ANYONE who thinks this election is somehow going to be fair, open and honest is delusional. Understand the history of Marxists once they achieve the level of power Obama and his MarxoFascists have.

At NO TIME in history, has an election caused a Marxist regime to leave power. At NO TIME in history, has an election under a Marxist regime ever been 'won' by the challenger.

Everything you are seeing and hearing, is to create an illusion of legitimacy to Obama being crowned for another 'term'.

Better be thinking past November.
 
2012-09-27 02:53:26 PM

Weaver95: Glenford: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?

it's weird, isn't it? our usual shills seem to have suddenly evaporated. I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 02:53:58 PM

DeltaPunch: Weaver95: Dinki: Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.

Has Limbaugh put out the talking points about this ad? Until then, the shills won't have much to say.

I don't think Limbaugh can keep up with the Romney gaffe engine.

You listen to Rush, right? What's all this he said about Silver? Did he actually try to eluciderp his audience on how the statistical machinations of Silver's likelihood fitter is biased or something?




It's actually kind of sad. I imagine them sitting down in their bunkers for years with their crates of ammo for company, waiting for the Talking Points that never arrive...
 
2012-09-27 02:55:37 PM

Arkanaut: Someone needs to create a Romney For Obama SuperPac and just run all his past statements supporting insurance mandates, gay rights, and abortion.


I just snapped up romney4obama.com

If anyone's interested in throwing something together real quick, contact me at the email in my profile, should be relatively easy to do.
 
2012-09-27 02:55:47 PM

James F. Campbell: sweetmelissa31: Pretty sure you and Kittypie had a misunderstanding and are actually on the same side.

That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.


Yes, keep linking to the top of a 600 post thread to make your point. It clearly demonstrates your rhetorical succor. I'm sure your debate opponents quiver in your presence.
 
2012-09-27 02:57:30 PM

jasimo: dericwater: andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.

If you wish to see reasons to vote for Obama, I suggest you go to barackobama.com. There is an ample list of reasons why Obama is good for the country.

He doesn't push that so much because negative ads, especially ones handed to you on a platter, are so much more effective.

/Wait until mid October when tax returns facts come out.
//You know the Obama campaign has them.
///They're just waiting to use it when necessary.
///New-clear!

I've been hoping Mitt's tax returns will be the Dem's October Surprise.

Any other predictions for a good October Surprise?


Obama will reveal that he has a list of Romney's directives that he had downloaded while Romney was offline and recharging.

www.doblu.com
 
2012-09-27 02:58:08 PM

Weaver95: it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.


Hmmm....

Drew's in Germany (at least, according to Twitter) and the blatant trolls get eerily quiet....

Hey, people, I'm just asking the questions.
 
2012-09-27 02:58:20 PM

badLogic: jasimo: dericwater: andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.

If you wish to see reasons to vote for Obama, I suggest you go to barackobama.com. There is an ample list of reasons why Obama is good for the country.

He doesn't push that so much because negative ads, especially ones handed to you on a platter, are so much more effective.

/Wait until mid October when tax returns facts come out.
//You know the Obama campaign has them.
///They're just waiting to use it when necessary.
///New-clear!

I've been hoping Mitt's tax returns will be the Dem's October Surprise.

Any other predictions for a good October Surprise?

Do they even need one at this point?


Whatever your opinions on his governance, Obama's campaign machine is bizarrely good. They have a bomb waiting, if needed.

I doubt it would be a tax return leak, though. That would be an invasion of privacy that the GOP would instantly latch on to paint Obama as a ruthless authoritarian who twists federal agencies to his will. I wouldn't be surprised if the campaign has already quietly warned off people with access to his tax info for this very reason.
 
2012-09-27 02:58:37 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


They're not trying to convince teir base that the polls aren't legitimate, they are trying to convince them that the upcoming election results won't be legitimate.

It is part of a wider effort to undermine democracy.
 
2012-09-27 02:59:34 PM

DeltaPunch: eluciderp


LOL
 
2012-09-27 03:00:08 PM
List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable news except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
The Muppets
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets
Penguins
Career Moms
Stay-at-home Moms
Adoptive Moms
People with Moms
Mitt Romney
 
2012-09-27 03:01:12 PM

AkaDad: nyrkah1: Somebody out there has Mitt's tax return info and I'm pretty sure it will surface before the election. A competent campaign would be prepared with a response for the inevitable.

Given that the "47%" video was floating around since May, and they weren't ready for it, I'm gonna guess they will be (more) farked when the tax returns surface.

Do we really need to know that Romney illegally dodged taxes in a Swiss bank account? Everybody does that. Yawn.


Don't underestimate Romney. A story broke months ago about Romney starting Bain Capital with loans from people tied to South American death squads. There's no telling who or what else he's done business with.
 
2012-09-27 03:02:32 PM

Doc Daneeka: List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable news except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
The Muppets
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets
Penguins
Career Moms
Stay-at-home Moms
Adoptive Moms
People with Moms
Mitt Romney


OK, "Math" made me chuckle.
 
2012-09-27 03:03:50 PM

Kazan: wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2


img.skitch.com 

approves!
 
2012-09-27 03:04:02 PM
as a non-obama supporter, i have to say... that is a pretty effective ad.... i don't know what came the hell possessed romney to believe that the kind of things you nod along to with your father-in-law should become the things that a presidential candidate ought to utter aloud in public.
 
2012-09-27 03:04:34 PM

Doc Daneeka: List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Long list
Mitt Romney

Poll takers
Statisticians
 
2012-09-27 03:04:44 PM
I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.
 
2012-09-27 03:05:21 PM

jasimo: I've been hoping Mitt's tax returns will be the Dem's October Surprise.

Any other predictions for a good October Surprise?


I doubt it, we all just assume he took the Swiss bank account amnesty in 2009. Not sure what else would be in there that would be damaging. He's richer than we thought, maybe? Yawn.

If they/someone could weaken or pop the right-wing reality bubble, that would be the most help to the Democrats (and human civilization). But I'm not sure what can at this point - it's self-defending, because any facts that contradict it automatically tarnish the source of said facts as liberally-biased (therefore untrustworthy).
 
2012-09-27 03:05:46 PM
Boom! Headshot!
 
2012-09-27 03:07:07 PM

RedT: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

Made me feel all warm and giggly to listen to Neil Bortz practically have a stroke the other night talking about what a disaster the Rmoney campaign is.


This morning he was talking about how the american people were never supposed to be able to vote for the senate, or the president
 
2012-09-27 03:08:07 PM
This is hilarious. I was literally talking with my father this morning and he said this is exactly what Obama should be doing for his campaign ads. Can't wait to tell my dad that Obama's campaign staff was way ahead on this one.
 
2012-09-27 03:08:16 PM

aedude01: sprawl15: theorellior: sprawl15: At that point, they need to completely wash their hands of the guy and say that he doesn't represent the GOP's values.

And that's when the Godbotherers and Know-Nothings will be let off the leashes. You may very well see the Republican party become the final relic of the Civil War.

It's either that or push back to moderation...which would put their policies roughly in line with Obama's.

So...yeah. I'm fascinated to see what happens when the GOP falls apart.

Expect to see the Tea Party to split off on it's own radical tangent, while the moderate Republicans are left to rebuild their party from the smoldering ashes of the RNC. It's not going to be a pretty rebirth (or election season) when it happens, but it's going to happen. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe we need three (or four, or five) political parties in this country. Maybe that will help get the electorate engaged again.

It's unlikely, but one can only hope.


Yes I think that's got to be the future, Republicans can know longer pander to the tea party idiots. They're going to have to rebuild their party and kiss the tea party goodbye once and for all. Or the tea party will kiss the GOP goodbye due to their lack of "conservative enuf" candidates. In the meantime the Democrats will roll over for years.
 
2012-09-27 03:09:06 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


Just like blasting fact checking. Once they get rid of legitimately biased targets to complain about, they still have months and months and mountains of facts. They've got nothing else to use.
 
2012-09-27 03:09:13 PM

Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


"You didn't build that"
 
2012-09-27 03:10:24 PM

Bill Frist: [25.media.tumblr.com image 600x549] 

http://historicalromneys.tumblr.com/

These 47% comments SHOULD be haunting Romney. You shouldn't be president of a country where you think half the population is evil parasites who will "never take responsibility" for their lives


You should never go full Stalin while promoting freedom.
 
2012-09-27 03:11:27 PM

otherginger: I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.


I'd like to see a split-screen ad where, on the left, Mitt from 2006-present takes one position (with the year at the bottom of the screen), then, when he's done, it freezes and the right side 2010-present Mitt (again with the year clearly posted) says something completely opposite. Lather, rinse, repeat.
 
2012-09-27 03:11:50 PM

Antimatter: Fluorescent Testicle: markie_farkie: My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life.. Annnnd... Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"

I know several other Texans in the same boat.

Texans. Voting straight Democrat. I know that the popular vote means less than bugger all, but it's still mind-boggling.

/Not Texan, but this year was the first time I've voted straight-ticket.
//Democrat, of course.

I've never, ever voted straight ticket, yet i'll be doing that this year for sure. I'll have no votes of mine going to GOP authoritarians, thank you very much.


I'm also in Texas, planning to do the same. I've never voted in an election before, but after the last 4 years of insanity from the GOP and conservative friends and family, I decided it was finally time to get involved. I made sure that my voter registration was still valid and up-to-date, and I've donated thousands to the Obama campaign.

I know that my vote probably won't matter much being in Texas, but it feels good to be part of the process. Hopefully there are others like me out there that see how crazy the GOP has become, and have finally seen what can happen if all you do is watch from sidelines.
 
2012-09-27 03:12:16 PM

proteus_b: as a non-obama supporter, i have to say... that is a pretty effective ad.... i don't know what came the hell possessed romney to believe that the kind of things you nod along to with your father-in-law should become the things that a presidential candidate ought to utter aloud in public.


If Romney had his shiat together, every speech would contain exactly the same information. Public or private, doesn't matter. You aren't negotiating a business deal. You're supposed to be letting the American people know your deeply held beliefs and how that would shape your administration.

Determine where you stand, then stand there.
 
2012-09-27 03:12:23 PM

nyrkah1: Somebody out there has Mitt's tax return info and I'm pretty sure it will surface before the election. A competent campaign would be prepared with a response for the inevitable.

Given that the "47%" video was floating around since May, and they weren't ready for it, I'm gonna guess they will be (more) farked when the tax returns surface.


MotherJones just released him at a Bain shareholder meeting saying they "harvest" the companies they invest it. "Harvest" isn't exactly "collecting dividend".

MJ seems to have a lot of good stuff, and it's been drip drip drip since the 47% video. Mitt made the mistake of thinking the help weren't listening to him bash them.
 
2012-09-27 03:14:16 PM

mak3_7up_y0urs: I know that my vote probably won't matter much being in Texas, but it feels good to be part of the process. Hopefully there are others like me out there that see how crazy the GOP has become, and have finally seen what can happen if all you do is watch from sidelines.


Yeah, my vote won't count here in Utah, it's going Romney, no matter what, thanks to the farking Electoral College. That said, I'm still voting, but the rest of my voting will still be based on the person and the issues, not just straight ticket.
 
2012-09-27 03:14:21 PM

jasimo: otherginger: I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.

I'd like to see a split-screen ad where, on the left, Mitt from 2006-present takes one position (with the year at the bottom of the screen), then, when he's done, it freezes and the right side 2010-present Mitt (again with the year clearly posted) says something completely opposite. Lather, rinse, repeat.


Browse the Daily Show archives...I"m sure I've seen that before.
 
2012-09-27 03:14:39 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


Do you have any statisticals to back that up?
 
2012-09-27 03:14:50 PM

CPennypacker: Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?

yes


Agreed. My sister and my parents are die-hard republicans. As I am the black sheep of the family, a left-leaning independent, I often am sadly amused by the Politics Tab on Fark as my family often echoes many of the trolls talking points...and my family is being serious.

I'm 34 and a co-owner/Service Manager at a computer repair store, my sister is 29 and a highly successful real-estate agent, and my parents are both close to retirement (my father is a vice-president of an agricultural company and my mother works in the admissions office at a local college. We all gather together once a month for a family meal where we talk about what is going on in our lives and just spend time as a family. During our meal last night our talk turned to the election.

My family believes Mitt can win and the liberal, drive-by media is lying to the American people to make republicans feel there is no reason to vote by taking Mitt's words out of context and reporting on biased polling data. The 'stupid Europeans' should just shut up and not be so sensitive over Mitts words which were taken out of context about the Olympics, besides 'our' election doesn't affect them. (Seriously, paraphrased but that was the basic comment)

I pointed out that Europeans are concerned because our President presides over a vast nuclear stockpile, leads the free world, commands one of the largest military forces on earth, and can basically start a war with the wrong words. I also pointed out that Mitts words about the 47% was not out of context (nor were any of his other gems), and explained the whole Bain issue and his father's stance (as well as his comments) about politicians releasing their tax returns. Finally I made a case to them about the polling data and that even Rasmussen has Romney losing and that was the poll that not more than a week ago my family was saying was the only poll worth listening too...now they don't even trust Rasmussen. I also added a comment about friends of the family who are Republican but have told me they are voting for Obama this year because they believe Romney would be worse than Obama.

Needless to say all I got back were regurgitated Limbaugh/Hannity talking points and they refused to think about anything I said. As for the family friends, they stated that anyone who voted anything but a straight republican ticket was not a true republican. (Really? My 70+ year old uncle who has voted...proudly...a straight republican ticket every year he has been alive, been to every RNC he could attend, and gives the maximum donation to a 'deserving' Republican candidate every election... but says he can't vote for Romney...he isn't a True Republican?)

I ended the conversation asking that if the election turns out close to or exactly like the polls, how would they explain that.

The response was that the Democrats would have created election fraud so people would be tricked into thinking the polls actually represented the truth.

I love my family, and everyone's families have faults but Christ on a Cracker, this just makes me sad.


So yeah, there are people out there that truly believe.
 
2012-09-27 03:15:24 PM

PanicMan: proteus_b: as a non-obama supporter, i have to say... that is a pretty effective ad.... i don't know what came the hell possessed romney to believe that the kind of things you nod along to with your father-in-law should become the things that a presidential candidate ought to utter aloud in public.

If Romney had his shiat together, every speech would contain exactly the same information. Public or private, doesn't matter. You aren't negotiating a business deal. You're supposed to be letting the American people know your deeply held beliefs and how that would shape your administration.

Determine where you stand, then stand there.


That's a great line.
 
2012-09-27 03:15:26 PM
you know what else is interesting? pointing out to my GOP friends that THEY are one of the 47% Romney is talking about. suffice to say, they do not want to hear about it.
 
2012-09-27 03:15:53 PM
breaaire.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-27 03:17:44 PM

Glenford: jasimo: otherginger: I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.

I'd like to see a split-screen ad where, on the left, Mitt from 2006-present takes one position (with the year at the bottom of the screen), then, when he's done, it freezes and the right side 2010-present Mitt (again with the year clearly posted) says something completely opposite. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Browse the Daily Show archives...I"m sure I've seen that before.


About a million times, but, unless they watch TDS, no one in the swing states has seen it.
 
2012-09-27 03:19:47 PM
James F. Campbell 2012-09-27 02:36:49 PM

Dear Iron Plated [Redacted]:

I was playfully tossing a wisp of wordplay at GAT_00.

One silly throwaway comment was all you had to back up your assertion and get you to scream DERP!! DERP!! so hysterically at tiny harmless little kitty?
 
2012-09-27 03:21:04 PM

Weaver95: you know what else is interesting? pointing out to my GOP friends that THEY are one of the 47% Romney is talking about. suffice to say, they do not want to hear about it.


"If it is available, of course I'm going to take advantage of it. The reality is, of course, it shouldn't exist. If it didn't exist, I wouldn't be using it."

~my uncle
Almost verbatim from a few years ago.
 
2012-09-27 03:22:16 PM

Kittypie070: James F. Campbell 2012-09-27 02:36:49 PM

Dear Iron Plated [Redacted]:

I was playfully tossing a wisp of wordplay at GAT_00.

One silly throwaway comment was all you had to back up your assertion and get you to scream DERP!! DERP!! so hysterically at tiny harmless little kitty?


www.cat-behavior-explained.com
 
2012-09-27 03:24:07 PM

aug3: gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

I just heard that as I was getting outta the car


You know what would be awesome? If Romney's ass-kicking results in the Dems holding control of the Senate and getting the House back to boot, I hope the ensuing rage of Limbaugh causes that fat worthless fark to have a massive heart attack on the air.
 
2012-09-27 03:24:23 PM

socratesthekidd: This morning he was talking about how the american people were never supposed to be able to vote for the senate, or the president


Romney or Bortz?
 
2012-09-27 03:25:29 PM

Bschott007: CPennypacker: Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?

yes

Agreed. My sister and my parents are die-hard republicans. As I am the black sheep of the family, a left-leaning independent, I often am sadly amused by the Politics Tab on Fark as my family often echoes many of the trolls talking points...and my family is being serious.

I'm 34 and a co-owner/Service Manager at a computer repair store, my sister is 29 and a highly successful real-estate agent, and my parents are both close to retirement (my father is a vice-president of an agricultural company and my mother works in the admissions office at a local college. We all gather together once a month for a family meal where we talk about what is going on in our lives and just spend time as a family. During our meal last night our talk turned to the election.

My family believes Mitt can win and the liberal, drive-by media is lying to the American people to make republicans feel there is no reason to vote by taking Mitt's words out of context and reporting on biased polling data. The 'stupid Europeans' should just shut up and not be so sensitive over Mitts words which were taken out of context about the Olympics, besides 'our' election doesn't affect them. (Seriously, paraphrased but that was the basic comment)

I pointed out that Europeans are concerned because our President presides over a vast nuclear stockpile, leads the free world, commands one of the largest military forces on earth, and can basically start a war with the wrong words. I also pointed out that Mitts words about the 47% was n ...


My Dad is just like yours it seems. No matter what "facts" are presented to him, he just won't listen. Mind you, he's not a stupid man. He has two masters degrees and used to teach at the Air Force Academy. But I digress.

My mother, used to vote just like my father. But this year even she's saying that she's probably not going to vote for Romney because she feels that quote, "You just can't trust him."

When you've lost my mother, a woman who's voted straight-ticket republican for 50+ years, you're really f*cked.
 
2012-09-27 03:25:40 PM

jasimo: otherginger: I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.

I'd like to see a split-screen ad where, on the left, Mitt from 2006-present takes one position (with the year at the bottom of the screen), then, when he's done, it freezes and the right side 2010-present Mitt (again with the year clearly posted) says something completely opposite. Lather, rinse, repeat.


You don't even need to do that. Just put markers on a YouTube video from a couple of his appearances and speeches this last month indicating where the flip-flop happened. From the ones that I've seen, most of the funny ones are where he says something, then remembers he's supposed to be saying something else, and reverses his position within a few seconds. In more extreme cases, a few days and separate appearances, in between which he's pushing for RomneyCare or repeating that 47% before someone with the balls to remind him that this is a 'bad' thing and enough clout to get him to listen tells him to reverse what he said.

Honestly... I'd vote for Romney... if only because he's at least being honest when he goes off leash. But I won't because an honest Romney is worse somehow than a pants on fire Romney.
 
2012-09-27 03:28:03 PM
[vigilantly resettles tail to continue protecting not-counted-yet quail eggs]

[grooms claws]
 
2012-09-27 03:28:07 PM
I am going to vote for Obama (lesser of two evils).

I work and pay federal income taxes. I've never been on welfare. Where's my lack of personal responsibility?
 
2012-09-27 03:29:57 PM

Egalitarian: I am going to vote for Obama (lesser of two evils).

I work and pay federal income taxes. I've never been on welfare. Where's my lack of personal responsibility?


You answered your own question.

/This is what Republicans actually believe.
 
2012-09-27 03:30:31 PM

Kittypie070: [vigilantly resettles tail to continue protecting not-counted-yet quail eggs]

[grooms claws]


FWIW I like/d your visual wordplay.
 
2012-09-27 03:30:45 PM

Weaver95: Glenford: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

I am seeing a noticeable lack of troll yellow in these threads. Maybe they gave up?

it's weird, isn't it? our usual shills seem to have suddenly evaporated. I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.


Karl Rove et al decided it wasn't worth flushing money down the toilet anymore. The trolls had to go back to working the fryer at McDonalds for comic book money.
 
2012-09-27 03:31:29 PM

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2012-09-27 03:34:54 PM
jasimo 2012-09-27 03:30:31 PM

Kittypie070: [vigilantly resettles tail to continue silliness]

FWIW I like/d your visual wordplay.


Thanks :)

/props for all who stuck up for me. Much appreciated. *blush*
 
2012-09-27 03:35:18 PM

TheMysteriousStranger: [breaaire.files.wordpress.com image 300x233]


They are a doomed party..
Who, the Democrats or the Republicans?
Yes.
 
2012-09-27 03:35:28 PM

Amdam: I was wondering when they would start doing this. Romney's probably given them enough materials for four or five different ads election cycles

 
2012-09-27 03:36:03 PM

aedude01: CPennypacker: Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?

yes

Yup, it's already started. There's some guy out there "unskewing the polls" and by unskewing, I mean making crap up. And he's being taken seriously by Fox "News", Rush, Hannity, etc.


They need the "polls" to be in their favor so they can scream voter fraud from the rooftops after getting shellacked.

They are the sorest losers on the planet
 
2012-09-27 03:36:06 PM
Gah, what happened to the other pics?

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 03:36:52 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


When you create your own reality, you don't need to worry about polls. It's not a big jump to not worrying about election results either, by that 'logic'. As others have said, if he wins some will think the election was stolen by Obama.
 
2012-09-27 03:37:10 PM

Lionel Mandrake: tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.

Do you have any statisticals to back that up?


Paging Dick Morris, paging Dick Morris, you're needed at the White courtesy phone.
 
2012-09-27 03:39:16 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

[media.giantbomb.com image 395x500]


Hilarious.

That thread is full of people saying the polls are skewed, but then many of them say something like this:

When I think of Nov 6 I remember the lines around the block at Chic Fil A, waiting for their chicken sandwich.

Yes, think of those self-selected samples and you'll see that Obama will lose by 100%.
 
2012-09-27 03:39:43 PM

Nadie_AZ: Weaver95: you know what else is interesting? pointing out to my GOP friends that THEY are one of the 47% Romney is talking about. suffice to say, they do not want to hear about it.

"If it is available, of course I'm going to take advantage of it. The reality is, of course, it shouldn't exist. If it didn't exist, I wouldn't be using it."

~my uncle
Almost verbatim from a few years ago.


Translation: I realize I am part of the problem that I so completely loathe and if I had one iota of integrity I'd pull myself up by the bootstraps and be the shining beacon of responsibility that my party espouses but doesn't practice, but since I don't, I won't.
 
2012-09-27 03:40:54 PM
Doesn't Nate Silver have an account here?
 
2012-09-27 03:41:30 PM

otherginger: I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.


Already happened
 
2012-09-27 03:42:13 PM
I just want to see Obama ask Romney, during the debates, something along the lines of, "Are you even capable of telling the truth"? There's no way he can answer that question that doesn't make him look like the living embodiment of mendacity.
 
2012-09-27 03:43:23 PM

Kittypie070: One silly throwaway comment was all you had to back up your assertion and get you to scream DERP!! DERP!! so hysterically at tiny harmless little kitty?


plus who the fark leaps to the defense of GAT jesus christ
 
2012-09-27 03:44:09 PM

Geotpf: dericwater: /Wait until mid October when tax returns facts come out.
//You know the Obama campaign has them.
///They're just waiting to use it when necessary.
///New-clear!

Oooooo. Of course, it's clear he doesn't need to release them to win, so he might not do so even if he has them-releasing stuff like that has a small chance of backfiring, so if you are going to win anyways, it's probably better to not release it.


Certainly. Obama can be charitable. I mean, releasing Romney's tax returns could ostensibly put Romney in prison. That would be rubbing salt in the wound.
 
2012-09-27 03:44:49 PM

TheMysteriousStranger: [breaaire.files.wordpress.com image 300x233]

Which quote are you implying Kosh?
"How will this all end?" "In Fire!"
OR "The avalanche has begun, it is too late for the pebbles to vote."
 
2012-09-27 03:46:14 PM

Parthenogenetic: Gah, what happened to the other pics?


Never mind that -- why are there so many pictures of cats with eggs?
 
2012-09-27 03:46:37 PM

Citrate1007: Arkanaut: Someone needs to create a Romney For Obama SuperPac and just run all his past statements supporting insurance mandates, gay rights, and abortion.

I believe that they intend to do this, but they won't start it until closer to November. They don't want to give Romney any time to respond.


I think it would be a bad idea for an ad (for things where Romney and Obama are similar in policy), the "true believers" will write it off as propaganda/out of context, so it can only really lose some of the centre right/Republican leaners back. Obama bringing the same things up in the debates could work if done the right way, as he can front and centre his own support of something like gay rights, and then put the ball in Romney's court - either he has to piss off the base, alienate any centrists left, or prevaricate and look weak/indecisive. On one question it wouldn't hurt too much, but Obama could do the same thing on at least half a dozen major issues.
 
2012-09-27 03:48:38 PM

Jackson Herring: Kittypie070: One silly throwaway comment was all you had to back up your assertion and get you to scream DERP!! DERP!! so hysterically at tiny harmless little kitty?

plus who the fark leaps to the defense of GAT jesus christ


Jerry Sandusky?
 
2012-09-27 03:49:31 PM
GAT_00 is just a fun person.

The whole thing was Playful Kitten versus Large Slightly Befuddled Dog.
 
2012-09-27 03:51:13 PM

Nadie_AZ: Weaver95: you know what else is interesting? pointing out to my GOP friends that THEY are one of the 47% Romney is talking about. suffice to say, they do not want to hear about it.

"If it is available, of course I'm going to take advantage of it. The reality is, of course, it shouldn't exist. If it didn't exist, I wouldn't be using it."

~my uncle
Almost verbatim from a few years ago.


My Dad said something similar about the Cash For Clunkers program. He hates Obama, hated the program, but if it was available by gosh he was going to use it.

I can't really say much about that, I remember getting those Bush tax cut checks in the mail and being happy about it, even though I knew it was a bill that would come due later.
 
2012-09-27 03:52:54 PM

jasimo: Doc Daneeka: List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Long list
Mitt Romney
Poll takers
Statisticians


I also have these (picking up after Muppets):

Breast Cancer Screenings
Chrysler
Clint Eastwood.
Robert Deniro
Tom Hanks
Glenn Frey
Norman Rockwell
James Cameron
Dr. Seus
Nuns
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts
Jonathan Krohn at age 17
Fact Checkers
Australia
 
2012-09-27 03:53:42 PM

DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.


Something must be borked in the scripting over there right now, as it currently shows Obama with a 373% chance to win. I don't think his odds are quite that good.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 03:55:10 PM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


Unfortunately you're correct, that's usually when the Vikings start to fall apart, sigh.
 
2012-09-27 03:55:49 PM
And it's still five more days before we can get the October Surprise.
 
2012-09-27 03:56:22 PM

aedude01: My Dad is just like yours it seems. No matter what "facts" are presented to him, he just won't listen. Mind you, he's not a stupid man. He has two masters degrees and used to teach at the Air Force Academy. But I digress.

My mother, used to vote just like my father. But this year even she's saying that she's probably not going to vote for Romney because she feels that quote, "You just can't trust him."

When you've lost my mother, a woman who's voted straight-ticket republican for 50+ years, you're really f*cked.


I've got hardcore Republican family out in Arizona saying "I can't stand Romney, I don't trust that asshole, I wish they could BOTH lose."

I just laughed my ass off. It was mean, but I did it anyway.
 
2012-09-27 03:58:18 PM

Mrtraveler01: Thrakkerzog: http://unskewedpolls.com/

Huh. I thought that this was surely a parody, like hillaryis44.com.

Nope, they are like ostriches sticking their heads in the sand.

It's like Conservapedia meets 538 in some horrible twisted orgy.


Please, do go on....
 
2012-09-27 03:58:26 PM

Herbie555: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

Something must be borked in the scripting over there right now, as it currently shows Obama with a 373% chance to win. I don't think his odds are quite that good.

[i.imgur.com image 379x729]


The projected popular vote is what is getting me. First, that it could be as high as 47% and second that it is slowly falling. And third, there would be some serious irony if he did capture 47% of the popular vote.
 
2012-09-27 03:58:47 PM
www.xerxy.com

No, tail, you go around the eggs.
 
2012-09-27 03:59:01 PM

Herbie555: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

Something must be borked in the scripting over there right now, as it currently shows Obama with a 373% chance to win. I don't think his odds are quite that good.

[i.imgur.com image 379x729]


Polls are showing that Obama is going to kick Romney's shiat in so far that it'll repeal the 22nd Amendment.
 
2012-09-27 03:59:42 PM
If Romney gets elected, the entire rest of the world will the the US is full of idiots.

/Canadian
//part of the rest of the world
 
2012-09-27 04:00:28 PM

Kittypie070: No, tail, you go around the eggs.


Those aren't quail eggs anyway.
 
2012-09-27 04:00:32 PM

wippit: If Romney gets elected, the entire rest of the world will thethink the US is full of idiots.


FTFM
/not an idiot, but I can't type
 
2012-09-27 04:00:52 PM

Herbie555: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

Something must be borked in the scripting over there right now, as it currently shows Obama with a 373% chance to win. I don't think his odds are quite that good.

[i.imgur.com image 379x729]


That's strange, it's still borked. Anyway, the current probability is 81.9%.
 
2012-09-27 04:01:05 PM

socratesthekidd: RedT: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

Made me feel all warm and giggly to listen to Neil Bortz practically have a stroke the other night talking about what a disaster the Rmoney campaign is.

This morning he was talking about how the american people were never supposed to be able to vote for the senate, or the president


Admittedly I don't know who Neil Bortz is, nor the context. But he's right in that citizens don't vote directly for the President -- even in 2012. You petition your State to cast electoral votes. Hence the electoral college.

Senators weren't directly elected until the 17th Amendment (ratified 1913). The 100th anniversary to being able to vote on your state's Senators will be April 13th, by the way. I'll mark my calendar.
 
2012-09-27 04:01:05 PM

wippit: If Romney gets elected, the entire rest of the world will the the US is full of idiots.

/Canadian
//part of the rest of the world


I thought this was established in 2004.
 
2012-09-27 04:01:23 PM

wippit: If Romney gets elected, the entire rest of the world will the the US is full of idiots.

/Canadian
//part of the rest of the world


But in the meantime, that honor is still yours.
 
2012-09-27 04:01:35 PM

hammettman: Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?

It's about delegitimizing Obama. This is just planting the seed that "people are lying and something's fishy." Next up comes "he cheated, election fraud, ACORN! blah blah blah he's not really our president. (See Birth Certificate, botched oath of Office, etc...)


I observed substantial allegations of this at Free Republic when recently viewing their "official" 2008 election discussion. I do not recall such allegations issued at any "left-leaning" website following the 2010 mid-term elections.

I do recall similar allegations issued by "left-leaning" individuals following the 2004 election, though I do not recall a similar magnitude of such claims.
 
2012-09-27 04:01:36 PM

impaler: socratesthekidd: This morning he was talking about how the american people were never supposed to be able to vote for the senate, or the president

Romney or Bortz?


Boortz
 
2012-09-27 04:01:40 PM

Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


If by "in serious trouble," you mean that politically speaking, he has shoved a double-barreled ten gauge into his mouth and yanked both triggers, then yes, he's in serious trouble.
 
2012-09-27 04:02:11 PM

Dinki: gilgigamesh: That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.

The new republican strategy of trashing the polls is really bizarre. Do they really believe that if they can somehow convince people that the polls aren't true, that the polls will actually lose their validity? Or is it all a desperate attempt to keep the fund raising spigot open a little longer by convincing gullible conservatives that Romney still has a chance?


I think it's just the logical extension of the don't believe the Media, don't believe the Climate Scientist, don't believe the fact-checkers thing they've been doing. As indicators go south, they go on the list as suspect.
 
2012-09-27 04:04:21 PM

Vodka Zombie: markie_farkie: The GOP losing 2016 definitely will be a coffin-nail in their failed cause.

I'm actually thinking 2014 will be when the whole thing comes crashing down for Republicans. There's really no way they can avoid it either. They're going to splinter into disparate, politically-worthless, little groups of varying ideologies and levels of "purity" with no political clout whatsoever. There will be some overlap in platforms, but by and large, no one will want to (or probably even be able to) work with them. Some will try to regain a moderate, fiscally conservative position, but they'll be tossed because they don't have enough Jesus.

After they lose their majority in the House, they will, once again, fling themselves even further to the right and run probably the most ideologically insane and blatantly fascist, socially conservative candidate they can muster for 2016. And, all the Democrats will have to do is what Obama is doing to Romney now: Running ads of Romney taking.

There's just no future for the GOP that doesn't end with them eating themselves.


I don't know about that. There is deep need in the conservative brain to be in the majority. After civil rights and woman's rights became more mainstream, conservatives starting acting like, "of course, we've supported these rights all along!" It makes it seem like all the marching and protesting was a silly waste of time.

When ideas like gay rights, renewable energy, climate change become acceptably mainstream the conservatives will not want to be minorities. They will flock to those liberal positions, and they will insist that they have always held them.

What I am saying is that the repubs will reinvent themselves - hopefully for the better.
 
2012-09-27 04:04:27 PM

Dimensio: I do not recall such allegations issued at any "left-leaning" website following the 2010 mid-term elections.


That's because most of us felt the results of the 2010 mid terms could be chalked up to stupidity, and the stupidity of the population of this country is never in question.
 
2012-09-27 04:05:03 PM
Chariset 2012-09-27 04:00:28 PM

Kittypie070: No, tail, you go around the eggs.

Those aren't quail eggs anyway.


I know but that was the fastest pic I could find.
 
2012-09-27 04:06:06 PM

Herbie555: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

Something must be borked in the scripting over there right now, as it currently shows Obama with a 373% chance to win. I don't think his odds are quite that good.

[i.imgur.com image 379x729]


Romney's quantum positioner has collapsed, and this election will have all possible outcomes. We should have known American democracy would be instrument of the world's end.
 
2012-09-27 04:07:27 PM

jasimo: otherginger: I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.

I'd like to see a split-screen ad where, on the left, Mitt from 2006-present takes one position (with the year at the bottom of the screen), then, when he's done, it freezes and the right side 2010-present Mitt (again with the year clearly posted) says something completely opposite. Lather, rinse, repeat.


Not exactly what you are looking for but...
Mitt vs Mitt. It's a year old as well..
 
2012-09-27 04:08:15 PM

Kittypie070: Dear Iron Plated [Redacted]:

I was playfully tossing a wisp of wordplay at GAT_00.

One silly throwaway comment was all you had to back up your assertion and get you to scream DERP!! DERP!! so hysterically at tiny harmless little kitty?


We know conservatives say stupid shiat. That's why I don't bother replying to them.

Isn't there already enough stupid shiat being said? Do you really feel the need to pretend to say stupid shiat?
 
2012-09-27 04:08:47 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: socratesthekidd: RedT: Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.

Made me feel all warm and giggly to listen to Neil Bortz practically have a stroke the other night talking about what a disaster the Rmoney campaign is.

This morning he was talking about how the american people were never supposed to be able to vote for the senate, or the president

Admittedly I don't know who Neil Bortz is, nor the context. But he's right in that citizens don't vote directly for the President -- even in 2012. You petition your State to cast electoral votes. Hence the electoral college.

Senators weren't directly elected until the 17th Amendment (ratified 1913). The 100th anniversary to being able to vote on your state's Senators will be April 13th, by the way. I'll mark my calendar.


Oh, I know the history, and I know the truth of it.

The thing is, he was lamenting the change.

He played audio of what sounded to be a rather uneducated obama supporter, and then went on in disgust for some chunk of time about how terrible it was that her vote carried the same weight as yours, and how it should be up to the state to pick the electors to elect the president.

haven't been able to find the transcripts yet... hope they pop up.
 
2012-09-27 04:09:01 PM

coeyagi: Lionel Mandrake: tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.

Do you have any statisticals to back that up?

Paging Dick Morris, paging Dick Morris, you're needed at the White courtesy phone.


Dick isn't available. Is there something I can help you with?
 
2012-09-27 04:09:26 PM

Graffito: I don't know about that. There is deep need in the conservative brain to be in the majority. After civil rights and woman's rights became more mainstream, conservatives starting acting like, "of course, we've supported these rights all along!" It makes it seem like all the marching and protesting was a silly waste of time.

When ideas like gay rights, renewable energy, climate change become acceptably mainstream the conservatives will not want to be minorities. They will flock to those liberal positions, and they will insist that they have always held them.

What I am saying is that the repubs will reinvent themselves - hopefully for the better.



This is actually not the unusual. If a distinctive characteristic of conservatism is that it clings to old ideas, then why wouldn't they support things that have been around for awhile? When renewable energy doesn't destroy the economy and solar arrays dot the deserts in Arizona providing all the juice the West Coast needs, there's no reason to be afraid of the idea any more. When gay people start throwing ridiculously extravagant weddings and boosting the HELL out of that particular sector of the economy (which is huge) and the divorce rates stay about the same nationally, they'll have no reason not to collect that gay cheddar and say they were cool with it all along.

When an idea becomes passé, it becomes conservative. So where's the disconnect?
 
2012-09-27 04:09:53 PM

jasimo: Any other predictions for a good October Surprise?


The reveal that President Obama fathered an illegitimate son, released by Mr. Mitt Romney's campaign without verifying its accuracy.

Such an "October Surprise" would be entirely consistent for a challenger who seems to be campaigning in support of his incumbent opponent.
 
2012-09-27 04:10:33 PM

James F. Campbell: Isn't there already enough stupid shiat being said?


Apparently not, since you're still posting.
 
2012-09-27 04:11:02 PM

James F. Campbell: Kittypie070: Dear Iron Plated [Redacted]:

I was playfully tossing a wisp of wordplay at GAT_00.

One silly throwaway comment was all you had to back up your assertion and get you to scream DERP!! DERP!! so hysterically at tiny harmless little kitty?

We know conservatives say stupid shiat. That's why I don't bother replying to them.

Isn't there already enough stupid shiat being said? Do you really feel the need to pretend to say stupid shiat?


What outcome are you looking for here? Do you want an apology or something? Just walk away, dude. Let that sh*t go.
 
2012-09-27 04:12:26 PM

Emposter: I think at some point we have to accept that there is nothing Romney could say, nothing he could do, nothing so stupid, so out of touch, so bigoted, so plainly and obviously wrong, that it will keep about half the country from voting for him.


I'm pretty sure Romney could have a Michael Richards meltdown at the next debate and he'd still get at least 35% of the vote.
 
2012-09-27 04:14:58 PM

Lando Lincoln: I'm pretty sure Romney could have a Michael Richards meltdown at the next debate and he'd still get at least 35% of the vote.


He'll get the votes of the 35% who are currently having a meltdown themselves, yes.
 
2012-09-27 04:16:34 PM

jasimo: otherginger: I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.

I'd like to see a split-screen ad where, on the left, Mitt from 2006-present takes one position (with the year at the bottom of the screen), then, when he's done, it freezes and the right side 2010-present Mitt (again with the year clearly posted) says something completely opposite. Lather, rinse, repeat.


For what reason should statements from 2006 be referenced, when Mr. Romney explicitly encouraged President Obama to use the health care reform enacted in Massachusetts as a model for federal health care reform?
 
2012-09-27 04:17:16 PM

Lando Lincoln: I'm pretty sure Romney could have a Michael Richards meltdown at the next debate and he'd still get at least 35% of the vote.


But it would just be seen as "rallying the base", so it might even make him tick up in the standings...
 
2012-09-27 04:19:02 PM

James F. Campbell: We know conservatives say stupid shiat. That's why I don't bother replying to them. Isn't there already enough stupid shiat being said? Do you really feel the need to pretend to say stupid shiat?


Too late to save it now - you said something retarded, we all laughed at your humourless ass, the end, it's over with.

Try again next thread.
 
2012-09-27 04:23:31 PM

James F. Campbell: AkaDad: Even the Fark Independents™ are too embarrassed to defend Rmoney.

Some of the more shameless and slightly stupider psychopaths paid shills on Fark are still defending him, though.


FTFY
 
2012-09-27 04:24:16 PM

Lost Thought 00: Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.

At which point the Republicans will attempt Civil War 2, claiming (somewhat accurately) that the Federal Government is incapable of properly representing their interests


This may be why my company's President/CEO has issued all branches a CSA flag.
 
2012-09-27 04:24:51 PM

Dimensio: jasimo: otherginger: I think the next Romney-starring Obama commercial should splice his assertion in 2007 regarding using the emergency room, when you don't have insurance, and being provided with treatment there: "If that's not socialism, I don't know what is!" and his remarks on 60 Minutes recently.

I'd like to see a split-screen ad where, on the left, Mitt from 2006-present takes one position (with the year at the bottom of the screen), then, when he's done, it freezes and the right side 2010-present Mitt (again with the year clearly posted) says something completely opposite. Lather, rinse, repeat.

For what reason should statements from 2006 be referenced, when Mr. Romney explicitly encouraged President Obama to use the health care reform enacted in Massachusetts as a model for federal health care reform?


I should specify that the encouragement occurred in 2009.
 
2012-09-27 04:30:10 PM

jasimo: Any other predictions for a good October Surprise?


An October surprise that would sink Obama?

Tough to imagine anything.

It would have to be a video/audio clip. Anything not concrete could be brushed off. Maybe a clip of him partying with his buddies when he is was really high at school (Occidental University I assume). Talking trash/sexual/racial innuendo. Maybe sexist stuff or something. I really have a hard time imagining anything that would cause him to lose the election.
 
2012-09-27 04:30:44 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.


Sure, vote for Nader like all the cool kids did in '99. THAT worked out GREAT.
 
2012-09-27 04:31:36 PM

extroverted_suicide: andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.

Sure, vote for Nader like all the cool kids did in '99. THAT worked out GREAT.


Eh, should have been '00. That's what I get for not using the number pad.
 
2012-09-27 04:34:40 PM

mainstreet62: Kittypie070: James F. Campbell 2012-09-27 02:36:49 PM

Dear Iron Plated [Redacted]:

I was playfully tossing a wisp of wordplay at GAT_00.

One silly throwaway comment was all you had to back up your assertion and get you to scream DERP!! DERP!! so hysterically at tiny harmless little kitty?

[www.cat-behavior-explained.com image 227x160]


Thinking of which kitty picture to use.....the one at the beginning of "My Cat from Hell", or the Munsters' cat (at least in the first ep) that roars like a lion (no, not the Addams' "Kitty")
 
2012-09-27 04:37:57 PM

Weaver95: it's nice to know i'm not the only one who's noticed a considerable lack of pro-Romney supporters on the politics tab. it's gotten REAL quiet from the pro-GOP front here on fark. sure, there's still the odd comment or two..but the coordinated defense seems to have collapsed and retreated.


RNC can't afford to pay them anymore. They need to spend that cash on close downticket regional races.
 
2012-09-27 04:40:25 PM

missiv: Bill Frist: [25.media.tumblr.com image 600x549] 

http://historicalromneys.tumblr.com/

These 47% comments SHOULD be haunting Romney. You shouldn't be president of a country where you think half the population is evil parasites who will "never take responsibility" for their lives

You should never go full Stalin while promoting freedom.


Full Fat Cat
 
2012-09-27 04:40:42 PM

mrshowrules: It would have to be a video/audio clip. Anything not concrete could be brushed off. Maybe a clip of him partying with his buddies when he is was really high at school (Occidental University I assume). Talking trash/sexual/racial innuendo. Maybe sexist stuff or something. I really have a hard time imagining anything that would cause him to lose the election.


There's always Michelle's black pastor they SWEAR they have on video preaching Death to Whitey
 
2012-09-27 04:45:22 PM

Maud Dib: I, for one, salute our hot Latina Overlords.


Is that what they call those?
 
2012-09-27 04:47:34 PM

Nadie_AZ: Herbie555: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

Something must be borked in the scripting over there right now, as it currently shows Obama with a 373% chance to win. I don't think his odds are quite that good.

[i.imgur.com image 379x729]

The projected popular vote is what is getting me. First, that it could be as high as 47% and second that it is slowly falling. And third, there would be some serious irony if he did capture 47% of the popular vote.


Not sure what you are seeing, but I just went to the site and the numbers look normal. Maybe the page just loaded weird for you?
 
2012-09-27 04:47:59 PM

Kittypie070: Large Slightly Befuddled Dog


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-27 04:52:02 PM

This Face Left Blank: When you create your own reality, you don't need to worry about polls. It's not a big jump to not worrying about election results either, by that 'logic'. As others have said, if he wins some will think the election was stolen by Obama.


Just take it a few steps further, and just deny that Obama won, and Romney is the new President. Romney can set up a green screen studio and he can pretend that he's in the Oval Office and everybody's happy with their own separate realities.
 
2012-09-27 04:52:50 PM

Chariset: mrshowrules: It would have to be a video/audio clip. Anything not concrete could be brushed off. Maybe a clip of him partying with his buddies when he is was really high at school (Occidental University I assume). Talking trash/sexual/racial innuendo. Maybe sexist stuff or something. I really have a hard time imagining anything that would cause him to lose the election.

There's always Michelle's black pastor they SWEAR they have on video preaching Death to Whitey


I remember that one. Even if it was true, they would have the self-control to not release it by now and it wouldn't be big enough of a deal anyways.

If Bill Clinton did a complete 180 and said Obama was wrong for the US, that could do it.
 
2012-09-27 04:53:52 PM

OceanVortex: Not sure what you are seeing, but I just went to the site and the numbers look normal. Maybe the page just loaded weird for you?


I reloaded the page a few times (and two browsers) to be sure before I screencapped and posted it. I tweeted the image to the FiveThirtyEight twitter account also - so either they've fixed it or it resolved itself.
 
2012-09-27 04:57:26 PM

Herbie555: I reloaded the page a few times (and two browsers) to be sure before I screencapped and posted it. I tweeted the image to the FiveThirtyEight twitter account also - so either they've fixed it or it resolved itself.


Overzealous statistician.
 
2012-09-27 05:05:32 PM

NateGrey: Last Night I Cried


100% pure, uncut schadenfreude. Damn..... I can't feel my face now.
 
2012-09-27 05:07:40 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried


Thank you, kind stranger, thank you.

i149.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 05:09:28 PM
James F. Campbell 2012-09-27 04:08:15 PM

Derp.

thesignalinthenoise.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-27 05:13:49 PM
 
2012-09-27 05:21:04 PM

NateGrey: Last Night I Cried


I really do think I'm going to go into a schadenfreude-induced coma before this election season is over.
 
2012-09-27 05:22:21 PM

Paul Baumer: NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

Thank you, kind stranger, thank you.

[i149.photobucket.com image 480x640]


i refuse to give free republic a click - care to elaborate?
 
2012-09-27 05:36:23 PM

andrewskdr: This is a very bad election year.

Obama's campaign is focused around making you not want to vote for Romney, but then again not giving you a reason to actually vote for him. Romney is simply a terrible Republican candidate. There is no realistic 3rd option. This country is basically going to elect one piece of shiat versus the other, and will base their decision purely on which doesn't smell as bad.

I encourage everyone to support alternate candidates this election year, don't throw away your vote because it's popular.



Sure there's a reason: Romney as President.
 
2012-09-27 05:38:41 PM
I'd propose a drinking game for the debates wherein you do a shot every time Romney changes position within the 90 minute time frame, but I don't want to be the primary suspect in a case of multiple deaths due to alcohol poisoning.
 
2012-09-27 05:47:37 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: I know several other Texans in the same boat.

Texans. Voting straight Democrat. I know that the popular vote means less than bugger all, but it's still mind-boggling.

/Not Texan, but this year was the first time I've voted straight-ticket.
//Democrat, of course.


I've always been against straight ticket voting. Even in 2010 I voted mixed. However, I'm finding it difficult to ever vote for a Republican on any level, especially federal. Maybe go D only for federal and mix of D and indy for state/local.
 
2012-09-27 05:55:46 PM

jst3p: Really? On what basis?


Limbaugh needs a basis?
 
2012-09-27 05:56:18 PM

FlashHarry: Paul Baumer: NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

Thank you, kind stranger, thank you.

[i149.photobucket.com image 480x640]

i refuse to give free republic a click - care to elaborate?


"Last night, I gave in and cried. As the Mom of 3 kids, I feel hopeless. The polls show that Obama is winning, whether we try to deny it or not. I keep asking myself "Who are these so-called Americans who will re-elect this disaster we've had in office for almost 4 years?" I am scared. Scared for the lives my children will have to live, thanks to the resident currently occupying the White House. No, I will never call him my president..in my opinion, you have to EARN that title. And the man who currently occupies the White House is much more concerned about being popular with the "in" crowd..you know, the Hollywood Liberals. Who cares that gas prices have tripled since he took office? That food prices have skyrocketed? That most of us who work for a living are struggling from paycheck to paycheck while the lazy people live off of our hard work? Hopeless. I keep going back to that word..because I feel as though we have nowhere to go. And shock. Because I cannot believe we have so many stupid Americans in our country! Don't get me wrong. I will vote, and cast my vote for Romney. But really, is it enough? I don't think so. Fellow FReepers..is all lost, as I think it is?"
 
2012-09-27 05:59:29 PM

Trayal: jst3p: Really? On what basis?

Limbaugh needs a basis?


Isn't still considered Conservative Honcho #1 by CPAC or some shiat?
 
2012-09-27 06:00:21 PM

FlashHarry: Paul Baumer: NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

Thank you, kind stranger, thank you.

[i149.photobucket.com image 480x640]

i refuse to give free republic a click - care to elaborate?


"Last Night I Cried

Posted on Thu Sep 27 2012 11:32:28 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by SandyLynn

Last night, I gave in and cried. As the Mom of 3 kids, I feel hopeless. The polls show that Obama is winning, whether we try to deny it or not. I keep asking myself "Who are these so-called Americans who will re-elect this disaster we've had in office for almost 4 years?" I am scared. Scared for the lives my children will have to live, thanks to the resident currently occupying the White House. No, I will never call him my president..in my opinion, you have to EARN that title. And the man who currently occupies the White House is much more concerned about being popular with the "in" crowd..you know, the Hollywood Liberals. Who cares that gas prices have tripled since he took office? That food prices have skyrocketed? That most of us who work for a living are struggling from paycheck to paycheck while the lazy people live off of our hard work? Hopeless. I keep going back to that word..because I feel as though we have nowhere to go. And shock. Because I cannot believe we have so many stupid Americans in our country! Don't get me wrong. I will vote, and cast my vote for Romney. But really, is it enough? I don't think so. Fellow FReepers..is all lost, as I think it is?" 

plus 162 lulzy 5 stages of grief replies
 
2012-09-27 06:04:59 PM
Paul Baumer:


Because being overwhelmingly elected by the American people doesn't count as "earning" said title.
lulz
 
2012-09-27 06:14:14 PM

Paul Baumer: FlashHarry: Paul Baumer: NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

Thank you, kind stranger, thank you.

[i149.photobucket.com image 480x640]

i refuse to give free republic a click - care to elaborate?

"Last Night I Cried

Posted on Thu Sep 27 2012 11:32:28 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by SandyLynn

Last night, I gave in and cried. As the Mom of 3 kids, I feel hopeless. The polls show that Obama is winning, whether we try to deny it or not. I keep asking myself "Who are these so-called Americans who will re-elect this disaster we've had in office for almost 4 years?" I am scared. Scared for the lives my children will have to live, thanks to the resident currently occupying the White House. No, I will never call him my president..in my opinion, you have to EARN that title. And the man who currently occupies the White House is much more concerned about being popular with the "in" crowd..you know, the Hollywood Liberals. Who cares that gas prices have tripled since he took office? That food prices have skyrocketed? That most of us who work for a living are struggling from paycheck to paycheck while the lazy people live off of our hard work? Hopeless. I keep going back to that word..because I feel as though we have nowhere to go. And shock. Because I cannot believe we have so many stupid Americans in our country! Don't get me wrong. I will vote, and cast my vote for Romney. But really, is it enough? I don't think so. Fellow FReepers..is all lost, as I think it is?" 

plus 162 lulzy 5 stages of grief replies


Which postings indicated "acceptance"?
 
2012-09-27 06:15:07 PM

Weaver95: I can't tell if they've given up or if they're recharging their batteries and massing for an attack.


It's quiet........


.....too quiet.
 
2012-09-27 06:29:18 PM

Weaver95:

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


Do you actually believe that? Shills and trolls never admit to being wrong(probably even to themselves). They either refuse to acknowledge it, or pull doublethink to put themself in the right once more. The current crowd more than just about anything I've ever seen.
 
2012-09-27 06:40:51 PM

Paul Baumer: FlashHarry: Paul Baumer: NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

Thank you, kind stranger, thank you.

[i149.photobucket.com image 480x640]

i refuse to give free republic a click - care to elaborate?

"Last Night I Cried

Posted on Thu Sep 27 2012 11:32:28 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by SandyLynn

Last night, I gave in and cried. As the Mom of 3 kids, I feel hopeless. The polls show that Obama is winning, whether we try to deny it or not. I keep asking myself "Who are these so-called Americans who will re-elect this disaster we've had in office for almost 4 years?" I am scared. Scared for the lives my children will have to live, thanks to the resident currently occupying the White House. No, I will never call him my president..in my opinion, you have to EARN that title. And the man who currently occupies the White House is much more concerned about being popular with the "in" crowd..you know, the Hollywood Liberals. Who cares that gas prices have tripled since he took office? That food prices have skyrocketed? That most of us who work for a living are struggling from paycheck to paycheck while the lazy people live off of our hard work? Hopeless. I keep going back to that word..because I feel as though we have nowhere to go. And shock. Because I cannot believe we have so many stupid Americans in our country! Don't get me wrong. I will vote, and cast my vote for Romney. But really, is it enough? I don't think so. Fellow FReepers..is all lost, as I think it is?" 

plus 162 lulzy 5 stages of grief replies


Yes all this crap is Obama's fault.

Wait a second, if she were a Democrat, wouldn't Republicans say she must be a lazy schmuck if she's living paycheck to paycheck? The libertarians would say, why did you have kids? Where are those bootstraps missy?

Damn people the sky is not falling. The economy is having problems for complicated reasons. If McCain were president do you think the economy would magically be going gangbusters, Gitmo would be closed, and there wouldn't be a single soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan?
 
2012-09-27 06:51:00 PM

Egalitarian: If McCain were president do you think the economy would magically be going gangbusters, Gitmo would be closed, and there wouldn't be a single soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan?


Well he did say he had a sekrit plan for all that, but now that we farked up and didn't elect him President, he's going to take that sekrit to his grave. Stupid liburuls.
 
2012-09-27 06:52:42 PM

DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.


So what, Romney's the second luckiest man alive... mind you it's a distant second, but still.

I refuse to get complacent. I'm in blue Washington and I'm still volunteering.

But just for fun, let me dawn my troll hat for a minute with some statisticals.

1 - Disenchanted progressives.
2 - 7% for Jill Stein
3 - 20% illegals barred from voting.

You libs are gonna be sooooo pissed.
 
2012-09-27 06:55:40 PM

brianbankerus: I refuse to get complacent. I'm in blue Washington and I'm still volunteering.


Washington ain't so blue outside of the Puget Sound corridor. Good on you for going the extra mile.
 
2012-09-27 07:08:29 PM

brianbankerus: But just for fun, let me dawn my troll hat for a minute with some statisticals.

1 - Disenchanted progressives.
2 - 7% for Jill Stein
3 - 20% illegals barred from voting.

You libs are gonna be sooooo pissed.


Last time I checked, the "small donor" numbers are skewing as hard for Obama this year as they did in 2008. That's a good measure of voter enthusiasm.
 
2012-09-27 07:23:05 PM

Weaver95: I don't care what your politics are, from a purely strategic perspective it is NOT a good sign when your opponent can run your own words as a campaign ad and have it come out as pretty damn effective. Romney is in serious trouble.

I think even our local GOP shills have started admitting to that fact.


Politicians run peoples' words back at them all them all the time.
Happened to Obama with 'didn't build that'.
What's rare is having those words run back context intact, and
still having it be effectively damning.
This is one of those rare times.
 
2012-09-27 07:24:35 PM

DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.


don't jinx him, man.
 
2012-09-27 07:26:25 PM

Arkanaut: Someone needs to create a Romney For Obama SuperPac and just run all his past statements supporting insurance mandates, gay rights, and abortion.

 
2012-09-27 07:30:03 PM

gilgigamesh: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

That would explain why Limbaugh just spent 20 minutes blasting Nate Silver.


If I was Nate Silver, I'd be cracking a cold one right now. If you get Rush to spend 20 minutes raging about you, then you know you're doing something right.
 
2012-09-27 07:37:27 PM

Doc Daneeka: Mitt Romney


I almost called that last week. I think you called it right. I think it happened precisely at the Joe Scarborough "Sweet Jesus" moment.
 
2012-09-27 07:37:39 PM

James F. Campbell: sweetmelissa31: Pretty sure you and Kittypie had a misunderstanding and are actually on the same side.

That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.


So? Even if she did that doesn't excuse your failure to apologize for jumping to the wrong conclusion. Come on...man-up or GTFO.
 
2012-09-27 07:47:12 PM

wippit: If Romney gets elected, the entire rest of the world will the the US is full of idiots.

/Canadian
//part of the rest of the world57 States


Okay, feel better now? ;^)
 
2012-09-27 07:49:30 PM

whidbey: brianbankerus: I refuse to get complacent. I'm in blue Washington and I'm still volunteering.

Washington ain't so blue outside of the Puget Sound corridor. Good on you for going the extra mile.


Let me guess, Island County?

I had a job in 2011 in Grant County, which as I recall went 83% for McCain... which is really mind bottling.
 
2012-09-27 07:50:01 PM

NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

[media.giantbomb.com image 395x500]


Wow. Thanks for that. I can't even wrap my head around these people. The comments were even more absurd than the original post. Just insane.
 
2012-09-27 07:51:18 PM

Paul Baumer: Last night, I gave in and cried. As the Mom of 3 kids, I feel hopeless. The polls show that Obama is winning, whether we try to deny it or not. I keep asking myself "Who are these so-called Americans who will re-elect this disaster we've had in office for almost 4 years?" I am scared. Scared for the lives my children will have to live, thanks to the resident currently occupying the White House. No, I will never call him my president..in my opinion, you have to EARN that title. And the man who currently occupies the White House is much more concerned about being popular with the "in" crowd..you know, the Hollywood Liberals. Who cares that gas prices have tripled since he took office? That food prices have skyrocketed? That most of us who work for a living are struggling from paycheck to paycheck while the lazy people live off of our hard work? Hopeless. I keep going back to that word..because I feel as though we have nowhere to go. And shock. Because I cannot believe we have so many stupid Americans in our country! Don't get me wrong. I will vote, and cast my vote for Romney. But really, is it enough? I don't think so. Fellow FReepers..is all lost, as I think it is?"


All right, which one of you Farkers is trolling the Freepers?
 
2012-09-27 07:58:07 PM

brianbankerus: whidbey: brianbankerus: I refuse to get complacent. I'm in blue Washington and I'm still volunteering.

Washington ain't so blue outside of the Puget Sound corridor. Good on you for going the extra mile.

Let me guess, Island County?

I had a job in 2011 in Grant County, which as I recall went 83% for McCain... which is really mind bottling.


Island County is a favorite pastime of mine, but I'm actually on the rather conservative Olympic Peninsula right now. I'm seriously wondering how good a showing Inslee and Kilmer are going to have here. Obama too, for that matter.
 
2012-09-27 08:03:24 PM

Chariset: mrshowrules: It would have to be a video/audio clip. Anything not concrete could be brushed off. Maybe a clip of him partying with his buddies when he is was really high at school (Occidental University I assume). Talking trash/sexual/racial innuendo. Maybe sexist stuff or something. I really have a hard time imagining anything that would cause him to lose the election.

There's always Michelle's black pastor they SWEAR they have on video preaching Death to Whitey


No,I thought it was Michelle herself talking about 'whitey'?
 
2012-09-27 08:07:58 PM

propasaurus: Chariset: mrshowrules: It would have to be a video/audio clip. Anything not concrete could be brushed off. Maybe a clip of him partying with his buddies when he is was really high at school (Occidental University I assume). Talking trash/sexual/racial innuendo. Maybe sexist stuff or something. I really have a hard time imagining anything that would cause him to lose the election.

There's always Michelle's black pastor they SWEAR they have on video preaching Death to Whitey

No,I thought it was Michelle herself talking about 'whitey'?


Whatever it was, they saw fit to take our Briebart before he could release it.
 
2012-09-27 08:21:49 PM

StoneColdAtheist: James F. Campbell: sweetmelissa31: Pretty sure you and Kittypie had a misunderstanding and are actually on the same side.

That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.

So? Even if she did that doesn't excuse your failure to apologize for jumping to the wrong conclusion. Come on...man-up or GTFO.


This is quite possibly the second stupidest thing I have read all day.
 
2012-09-27 08:30:50 PM
I'm just gonna keep guarding these little eggs here...
 
2012-09-27 08:37:51 PM

James F. Campbell: StoneColdAtheist: James F. Campbell: sweetmelissa31: Pretty sure you and Kittypie had a misunderstanding and are actually on the same side.

That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.

So? Even if she did that doesn't excuse your failure to apologize for jumping to the wrong conclusion. Come on...man-up or GTFO.

This is quite possibly the second stupidest thing I have read all day.


Okay...done. Got you favorited as "Republican, too arrogant and stiff-necked to realize when he's standing knee-deep in shiat but forgot his boots"
 
2012-09-27 08:46:45 PM
I swear if he gets near me again I will bite the everlovin' piss outta him.

[folds ears back]
 
2012-09-27 09:00:28 PM
Only browsed the thread, but what's up with the cat roleplay? It's kinda...weird.

/besides, everyone knows dogs are better anyway
 
2012-09-27 09:26:55 PM

AspectRatio: FlashHarry: Paul Baumer: NateGrey: Its bad out there for Repubs:

Last Night I Cried

Thank you, kind stranger, thank you.

[i149.photobucket.com image 480x640]

i refuse to give free republic a click - care to elaborate?

"Last night, I gave in and cried. As the Mom of 3 kids, I feel hopeless. The polls show that Obama is winning, whether we try to deny it or not. I keep asking myself "Who are these so-called Americans who will re-elect this disaster we've had in office for almost 4 years?" I am scared. Scared for the lives my children will have to live, thanks to the resident currently occupying the White House. No, I will never call him my president..in my opinion, you have to EARN that title. And the man who currently occupies the White House is much more concerned about being popular with the "in" crowd..you know, the Hollywood Liberals. Who cares that gas prices have tripled since he took office? That food prices have skyrocketed? That most of us who work for a living are struggling from paycheck to paycheck while the lazy people live off of our hard work? Hopeless. I keep going back to that word..because I feel as though we have nowhere to go. And shock. Because I cannot believe we have so many stupid Americans in our country! Don't get me wrong. I will vote, and cast my vote for Romney. But really, is it enough? I don't think so. Fellow FReepers..is all lost, as I think it is?"


I heard someone say this in real life. Well, 2 kids, not 3.

GodDAMN it took all my strength not to biatch slap her.
 
2012-09-27 09:30:46 PM
I'm only surprised it took them this long.

Given his resume, I'm surprised Romney is such a terrible candidate.
 
2012-09-27 09:52:44 PM

mak3_7up_y0urs: Antimatter: Fluorescent Testicle: markie_farkie: My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life.. Annnnd... Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"

I know several other Texans in the same boat.

Texans. Voting straight Democrat. I know that the popular vote means less than bugger all, but it's still mind-boggling.

/Not Texan, but this year was the first time I've voted straight-ticket.
//Democrat, of course.

I've never, ever voted straight ticket, yet i'll be doing that this year for sure. I'll have no votes of mine going to GOP authoritarians, thank you very much.

I'm also in Texas, planning to do the same. I've never voted in an election before, but after the last 4 years of insanity from the GOP and conservative friends and family, I decided it was finally time to get involved. I made sure that my voter registration was still valid and up-to-date, and I've donated thousands to the Obama campaign.

I know that my vote probably won't matter much being in Texas, but it feels good to be part of the process. Hopefully there are others like me out there that see how crazy the GOP has become, and have finally seen what can happen if all you do is watch from sidelines.


You aren't alone. Just today I had to take a smug "Your vote doesn't count since you're in Texas" remark from my Republican "our-small-business-is-getting-killed-by-Obama" boss and I just smiled :)
 
2012-09-27 09:56:30 PM
Doc Daneeka 2012-09-27 09:00:28 PM

Only browsed the thread, but what's up with the cat roleplay? It's kinda...weird.

/besides, everyone knows dogs are better anyway


Goofing off. Do ya speak it?
 
2012-09-27 10:06:02 PM

jasimo: Any other predictions for a good October Surprise?


Paul Ryan's boyfriend.
 
2012-09-27 11:28:41 PM

PlatinumDragon: I doubt it would be a tax return leak, though.


What if a list of 2009 Tax Haven Amnesty recipients suddenly appeared on one of the gotcha sites? (Gawker, TMZ, or similar).
 
2012-09-27 11:31:54 PM

statisticals: coeyagi: Lionel Mandrake: tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.

Do you have any statisticals to back that up?

Paging Dick Morris, paging Dick Morris, you're needed at the White courtesy phone.

Dick isn't available. Is there something I can help you with?


We need you to do some harmonizing ....
 
2012-09-27 11:39:27 PM
Yeah, the Harmonizing of the Quirks...
 
2012-09-27 11:54:36 PM

markie_farkie: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It's not going to be a landslide.

I dunno..

My wife was a life-long Texas GOP voter, and when O was voted in, she swore up and down she'd never vote Democrat ever in her life..

Annnnd.....

Just recently was asking about the merits of voting a straight Dem ticket to "teach those Republican assholes a lesson for keeping our country in a choke-hold"


Like most Republicans who have said shiat like that (my brother included) I will believe it when I see the results of their "turncoat" ways on Nov. 7. I really want to know if my prediction of no matter how stupid, Romney will get 48% of the vote is. I have always hoped I am wrong - I just have no faith in well over 40% of Americans to do the right, moral thing and not vote Republican.

You can vote (D), (L), (G), I don't care, just don't vote (R) or (T). Not this year. They need to be taught that their divisive, anti-American rhetoric will not be tolerated.
 
2012-09-27 11:58:15 PM

Irving Maimway: Kazan:
wait till 2025... texas is predicted to flip to D+2

Yes, the Southwest is going to go D as a whole as the minority majority builds up.


You guys really think all Latinos vote in lockstep? Most folks from Latin American countries are pretty religious and conservative and many are just looking for a chance to vote for conservatives. If the conservatives hadn't turned their backs utterly on all Latinos with their actions and comments, this would be a much different election.

//then again, who haven't the conservatives turned off this year?
 
2012-09-28 12:08:22 AM

tony41454: Man, you people are REALLY going to be shocked and disappointed in November.


I can never be shocked and more disappointed in America than I was either time that Bush won. That broke my cherry and let me know that over 50% of the country are easily deluded sheep.

I think and hope Obama will win this time around but you slick windbags on the right have given me zero faith in the voters of this country to do the right and moral thing and reject the conservatives this year.

/hope they prove me wrong this time and Obama gets 400 EV and two un-filibusterable houses of Congress
//not holding my breath
 
2012-09-28 12:27:14 AM

my lip balm addiction: who haven't the conservatives turned off this year?


Their rent boys.

/I'm here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitstaff.
 
2012-09-28 12:31:20 AM

Chariset: Parthenogenetic: Gah, what happened to the other pics?

Never mind that -- why are there so many pictures of cats with eggs?


Cats like breakfast. And they don't mind waiting for it if it's fresh.
 
2012-09-28 12:57:59 AM

brianbankerus:

I had a job in 2011 in Grant County, which as I recall went 83% for McCain... which is really mind bottling.


heh
 
2012-09-28 01:09:36 AM

James F. Campbell: StoneColdAtheist: James F. Campbell: sweetmelissa31: Pretty sure you and Kittypie had a misunderstanding and are actually on the same side.

That still doesn't explain why Kittypie thinks Mitt Romney pays too much in taxes compared to the rest of us.

So? Even if she did that doesn't excuse your failure to apologize for jumping to the wrong conclusion. Come on...man-up or GTFO.

This is quite possibly the second stupidest thing I have read all day.


Damn. Keep digging, hoss. The Holy Grail has to be down there some place.
 
2012-09-28 06:13:13 AM
At least 50% or Romney voters and Obama voters are in the "hold your nose" and vote for him anyway because they dislike the other guy that much more.
Obama's job is to not make things worse for his haters, so that a fair amount will simply not bother to vote.
Romney's job is to stir up that hate, without inspiring more who would otherwise not bother to vote, to show up and stick it to Romney.
 
2012-09-28 08:55:32 AM

FirstNationalBastard: gilgigamesh: The Obama campaign told NBC the ad will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

Not even bothering to run it in PA, presumably because it is already locked up.

But they are running it with the expectation they can swing Virginia and Nevada. Wow.

Oh, yeah, the ads have started here in VA already.

IIRC, it starts out with a black screen with some white text, and Romney's audio playing.

They also play the Romney ad with a mother telling her newborn daughter how farked she is because she was born under the Obama administration, and I have to refrain from biting on rawhide and screaming "WELL WITH MITTENS AS PRESIDENT, BIATCH, THEY WILL TRY THEIR BEST TO MAKE SURE YOUR DAUGHTER WILL BE RELEGATED TO SECOND CLASS CITIZEN, HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HER OWN BODY, AND BE FORCED INTO A KITCHEN WHEN NOT BEING USED AS A BROODMARE!!!"

/This is why I love the DVR.


That one makes me howl with derision, too. Subtle* subtext: "THAR IS NO GOP WAR ON WIMMINFOLK! DUMBOCRATS HATE WIMMINS MOAR! 0BUMMER HATES BABBIES!" Srsly???

*inigomontoya.jpg
 
2012-09-28 10:32:19 AM

farkplug: brianbankerus:

I had a job in 2011 in Grant County, which as I recall went 83% for McCain... which is really mind bottling.

heh


Yeah, mind-bottling. You know, when things are so crazy it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle?
 
2012-09-28 11:42:51 AM

CynicalLA: I still can't believe they picked someone that puts a huge spotlight on why people should hate Republicans.


That is interesting... they purposely pick someone who embodies everything people dislike about republicans, about modern conservatives, about big business, about the idiot wealthy, and about wall street. Why would they do this?
 
2012-09-28 01:36:17 PM

imontheinternet: AkaDad: nyrkah1: Somebody out there has Mitt's tax return info and I'm pretty sure it will surface before the election. A competent campaign would be prepared with a response for the inevitable.

Given that the "47%" video was floating around since May, and they weren't ready for it, I'm gonna guess they will be (more) farked when the tax returns surface.

Do we really need to know that Romney illegally dodged taxes in a Swiss bank account? Everybody does that. Yawn.

Don't underestimate Romney. A story broke months ago about Romney starting Bain Capital with loans from people tied to South American death squads. There's no telling who or what else he's done business with.


How about a chinese sweatshop?

/and he bragged about it too
//keep digging Rmoney
 
2012-09-28 04:51:03 PM

quizzical: Rwa2play: Chariset: What are the current Vegas odds of Ryan jumping ship?

Not going to happen: If he did and Romney's campaign collapsed shortly afterward, people within the GOP would make him the scapegoat.

He's already going to be the scape goat. Romney isn't going to quit - his pride and ego won't let him. But the weight of this debacle will fall squarely on Romney's shoulders, both for hiring incompetent staffers and for shooting himself in the foot so many times, he should be a double amputee by now.


If Ryan jumped ship there's a chance he would actually get MORE hate and recrimination than Romney, labeled as the reason Romney was unable to turn things around. And it would be partially true since when your VP choice jumps ship you have lost, period. I can't even think of an appropriate analogy, it's basically the worst thing ever for a campaign.

I mean, sure Rmoney's pretty hosed as it is, but whoever was the last one to handle the hot potato of fail is the one going to take the blame, and Ryan jumping ship would be the last metaphorical handling. After that I don't think anyone would even bother paying attention to Romney.
 
2012-09-28 06:34:05 PM

Herbie555: DeArmondVI: Link

538 has Obama with a 97.8% chance of winning for the now-cast and an 81.9% chance Nov. 6

Obama really is the luckiest man alive.

Something must be borked in the scripting over there right now, as it currently shows Obama with a 373% chance to win. I don't think his odds are quite that good.

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And hail to you, my triple Presidentoid.
 
2012-09-28 11:55:45 PM

imontheinternet: Don't underestimate Romney. A story broke months ago about Romney starting Bain Capital with loans from people tied to South American death squads. There's no telling who or what else he's done business with.


Read "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man". Then think about who is backing Romney. Then think about the financial crisis.
Let me know if any light bulbs go on.
 
2012-09-29 12:16:44 AM
I dont understand how anyone who thinks Romney has chance is functional in society.
 
2012-09-29 12:25:07 AM
If you don't cooperate with the Economic Hit Man, they send the jackals.
 
2012-09-29 01:20:01 PM

Raharu: [imageshack.us image 531x100]

Oh wow, Saved to my imageshack account for future use.


Make sure you save the date with it too ...
 
2012-09-29 10:38:29 PM
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