Three Crooked Squirrels: For those that don't want to click a Stinker article, let me summarize: "The polls showing Obama with 50+% of the vote are clearly wrong because 100% of the people writing this article are voting for Romney. How can you possibly, in good conscience, reconcile polls that show Obama with over 50% of the vote with the unassailable fact that 100% of the people writing this article are going to vote for Romney?"
Richard Flaccid: Although I think that Romney is toast. It would be a glorious day on FARK if he were to somehow pull off the upset. Not as good of a day as Nov. 3, 2004, but still a good day.
UberDave: HST's Dead Carcass: I just spent a week in Texas, and I learned a lot while down there. First off: They HATE Obama, and I mean HATE. They will spend hours railing against his policies, his person, his administration, but really don't want to talk about anything else.Tell me about it. Growing up in NE Houston, my FB news feed makes American Thinker look like the New Yorker. Hate is a mild word. There's people who will post links to right-wing BS then state they don't believe 90% of the media. I had one centered friend tell another about the USS Liberty Incident (they had been ranting about Obama not meeting with PM Netanyahu and the subject came up) and they pretty much refused to believe it.What's amazing is that many of them are very religious and any other day wouldn't hesitate to tell you about how Mormonism is an abomination and a cult. And what really sucks it that this hate you describe pretty much ruins family gatherings.
Krymson Tyde: I found this, from the Weeners, quite amusing:I believe that Romney will win, mostly because Obama is so predictable. Romney is practiced in self-control, while Obama is a loose cannon. Obama, even with the biased Fourth Estate cheer-leading him on, will blow it in the debates. He, (Obama), has an underlying anger about him. He can not stand challenges from anyone.I think maybe this guy has confused the candidates with one another.
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Krymson Tyde: He, (Obama), has an underlying anger about him.It's nice that we haven't abandoned the classics, like "angry black man".
Hollie Maea: From our friends over at Free Republic:It does appear then that Ras is using a significant dem oversample model.If Romney leads by 4 with Indies and leads GOPers more than 0buma lead Rats, then this is a skewed poll.Et tu, Ras?/Don't ban me, mods. I don't regularly quote Free Republic, but this is too good to pass up.
G. Tarrant: Frankly I want Obama to win not just because I think he's a better choice but also because I want those billionaires that gave hundreds of millions - Adelson, Koch, etc. - to have all that money go down the drain and show that there might (might) just be a limit to how much of an election you can buy.
mrshowrules: brianbankerus: mrshowrules: LOL. Seriously though, he won't break 200. I don't even think he will get more than McCain did in 2008.I think he will. He'll carry Indiana and that one oddball mid-state district, where izzat, Missouri? He'll get at least those.Florida is still too close for my comfort. And I suspect we're at a high-point in the race. I don't think the lead will continue to extend. Obama has picked up almost all of the independents. Not many more to capture, and he's not about to flip a Romneyjerk.With Indiana and Missouri he only has 191. I honestly expect him to slide 2 to 4 additional points in popularity polling after the 3 debates +1 VP debate. Americans love to vote for a winner.
Serpentile6: I spent the entirety of yesterday being subjected to this first hand between a co-worker and client. My co-worker absolutely refuses to believe any fact that shows Obama winning, but cannot say anything positive regarding Mitt without it including something about him not being Obama. When he thought it would be amusing to watch me squirm he brought up the fact that I was a Obama supporter in front of a client who had already declared his hate for sitting President.
Smackledorfer: If you believe dems are shifting away from center ive got a bridge to sell you.
Krymson Tyde: Obama is so predictable.
Krymson Tyde: Obama is a loose cannon.
HST's Dead Carcass: I will, once again, abstain, as I don't think either candidate has what we need.
Mentat: We have THE Math!
Aarontology: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The closer we get to Election Day, the more hysterical these f*ckwits get/Next week should be a virtual laugh riotI can't wait till the week after the election when reality sets in.the reality that Obama will be President again, not the self deluded "reality" they've constructed for themselves.
lantawa: unexplained bacon: I asked you to tell me what you like about Mitt after you claim to have made a rational decision to vote for him, that's it. Now I'm Obama spam.Yes. you are an Obamaton spammaster. You could care less what my views are, and I'm not interested in "discussing" anything with you. If that grates on your attention-whoring nerves, then you should probably favorited! me. In the meantime, if there are plentiful lurkers out there, then watch closely what multiple alts and dogmatists are enacting as an attack on me.MMMmmmmmmmm.....baaacccoonnnnnAs I said before, peruse many news sources, conservative and liberal. Don't be fooled by the Obama shills. don't be fooled by me, if I am in fact displaying some subconsciously gross preference for Mitt Romney (I don't think I am, but that's for you to decide) . don't be a weak-minded fool. think carefully and long before you vote. Tune out the Obama dogma machine. tune me out. Think for yourselves. Do it!
Serpentile6: My problem is that this sort of etiquette seems to have been lost. I try to avoid this sort of conversation but you would be surprised at the number of people that continually bring it up, then refuse to let it go. You say something along the lines of, " I'm not comfortable discussing that" and instantly get attacked for them assuming you're the "enemy".
lantawa: unexplained bacon: = Obamaton spam [i466.photobucket.com image 500x375] (This goes for all the other copious alts and Obama political machine trolls in all of the Politics threads)
MSFT: unexplained bacon: Lurkers: Keep watching. You'll see lantawa, who claims to have made a "rational decision" to vote for Mitt Romney is unable to answer what should be a simple question, "what do you like about Mitt Romney?" Look closely.It isn't rational if you can't show your math.Sorry kids, but that's why you get graded on that when you do your homework.
Fry's 100th Cup of Coffee: Austin, TX reporting in here. While what you say is true for rural Texas and large parts of the developed north of Texas, south Texas is becomingly increasingly Democratic due to the large and rapidly growing segment of hispanic voters. (Link).While there is a lot of irrational Obama hate here, the counties are turning Blue (red on the map) for Democrats faster than anticipated, and Texas will likely be a swing state within the next 10-15 years by most relevant analyses. And of course, our beloved capitol city remains an island of sanity in a vast sea of withering mental retardation. There's hope yet./carry on
lantawa: unexplained bacon: lantawa: And I think that rational decision indicates that Mitt Romney is the correct candidate to vote forok? I'm asking you to explain you rational decision. How did you come to this opinion?what's your favorite Romney policy proposal?or is it that you just don't like Obama's ideas? which ones?You're not feeling me. From my earlier post, a copy/pasta:(We're not debating. I am telling undecideds to look closely, think carefully, and access themselves to a wide variety of news sources in order to come to a rational decision of who to vote for. And I think that rational decision indicates that Mitt Romney is the correct candidate to vote for. Each undecided person who may be lurking has their decision to make.)
DeusMeh: hey guys, i think to show unskewedpolls/qstar that theres no hard feelings and we wish them the best...could we all just take about 5 mins to fill out their poll??Link
lantawa: And I think that rational decision indicates that Mitt Romney is the correct candidate to vote for
lantawa: Satanic_Hamster: Someone once said that polite society doesn't discuss politics or religion at work or at the dinner table. And ESPECIALLY not in front of clients.True that.... about five years ago I really pissed off a charismatic religious person when I made fun of speaking in tongues and being "slain in the spirit". Who'd have known she was a holy roller? Learned my lesson that day....
bullwrinkle: if Romney wins the butthurt on fark will be epic nuclear[www.moreawesomethanyou.com image 304x161]/fat lady and all that
lantawa: Lurkers: Keep watching. You'll see the pattern that I earlier described. Look closely.
HST's Dead Carcass: Truth of all this is the Republicans deserve a better candidate than Romney, and they know it.
CynicalLA: What is the end game here? This is some scary shiat and a lot of people are going to really angry come election day.
Serpentile6: I spent the entirety of yesterday being subjected to this first hand between a co-worker and client. My co-worker absolutely refuses to believe any fact that shows Obama winning, but cannot say anything positive regarding Mitt without it including something about him not being Obama. When he thought it would be amusing to watch me squirm he brought up the fact that I was a Obama supporter in front of a client who had already declared his hate for sitting President. After about 45 minutes of being a political punching bag I couldn't take it anymore regardless of what the client thought of me. When I started asking very direct questions about Rmoney's policies, stances, and overall platform neither of the two could answer me on them, all they could spit forth was anti-Obama vitriol that had little to no substance to it. Trying to quote facts from the polls, interviews, or any other source of information was beyond useless because the government has the LIBERAL MEDIA (which I must have heard said near 100 times) in their pockets and just makes the numbers up to show Obama ahead. At the end of this headache my coworker says to the client, " Well just think only another few more weeks and this nightmare may finally be over".
Fat Old Broad: I don't know if they resist logic because it's too painful to let go of one's sacred cows, or if I'm dealing with some sort of weird Dunning-Kruger, or just plain old cognitive dissonance. It really don't get it.
God Is My Co-Pirate: I know I shouldn't complain about the tag, because welcome to fark, but seriously, "interesting"?
ManateeGag: what are these people on? seriously.By their logic, the Mets still have a shot at making the playoffs.
mrshowrules: Hollie Maea: mrshowrules: All of cable news except FNCYou're going to have to take off the "except FNC" part.LinkOk. Correction is made but this is getting out of hand so I am officially proposing the List of People Who Are Not Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America(LOPWANCATGOPATA for short):LOPWANCATGOPATA:Free RepublicRush LimbaughJoe Scarborough (under review)Bill O'ReillyGlenn BeckMichelle BachmanRick SantorumNewt Gingrich (under review)NRATea PartyFred PhelpsUnSkewed Polls.com
HST's Dead Carcass: I just spent a week in Texas, and I learned a lot while down there. First off: They HATE Obama, and I mean HATE. They will spend hours railing against his policies, his person, his administration, but really don't want to talk about anything else. I brought up the Democratic Congress, and the majority of the people were: Meh... but that Obama sucks! Secondly, they don't think Mitt is the right guy for the job. But, at least he's not Obama. They are embarrassed by Mitt, don't want to talk about him, refer to him as 'the Republican candidate' and refuse to talk about subjects revolving around him.Lastly, there was something very eye opening about the whole affair. When I brought up hard data and facts, they outright refused to believe them. When I showed it to them, their statement was: "Facts are something Liberals use when they don't like the truth." To them, facts and truth are 2 separate entities, and facts are a liberal agenda.When I said the fact was Obama was going to win this election, the overall consensus was: Yeah, he is, and it sucks, because I hate him.Truth of all this is the Republicans deserve a better candidate than Romney, and they know it. Even the RNC knows this and they know they weren't going to oust Obama from office, so they are banking of the 2016 election. This information comes from deep in the heart of Texas from hardcore, lifelong Republicans. They know the scorecard and are simply making noise about the election because they always do, not because they believe in their candidate. Those that are serious about Romney actually having a chance are deluded and don't speak for 'true Republicans'.My thoughts: The Republican party is too fractured right now, and Mitt is trying to pander to them all while still trying to collect votes from the middle and is losing 2 votes for every one he grabs. He's not so much giving the votes to Obama, the people just won't hit the polls (or so they say). With politics these days, everyon ...
dr_blasto: Lando Lincoln: HST's Dead Carcass: I will, once again, abstain, as I don't think either candidate has what we need.Low voter turnout favors Republican candidates, so you not voting is indirectly voting for the Republicans.Your not-voting is still a vote of sorts.So, even if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice?
FriarReb98: As long as there are two Republican parties and people want to equate the Tea Party Republicans with EVERY Republican, then the party is farked. Not that that makes Mitt someone even the most sane and un-Teatardish Republican wants to elect, but still.In general, the parties are just plain losing touch with reality. Seems like both sides are shifting AWAY from center when it's obvious that's exactly what we don't need. We need compromise, we need moderation, and we need to not argue over every last little petty procedural point in every last vote. Either that, or we need to split up and let the more extreme wings take their halves of the country and prove each other wrong (which, almost invariably, they'll both fail at).
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Lando Lincoln: HST's Dead Carcass: I will, once again, abstain, as I don't think either candidate has what we need.Low voter turnout favors Republican candidates, so you not voting is indirectly voting for the Republicans.Your not-voting is still a vote of sorts.
Weaver95: If anything, the closer we get to Election Day, the more apparent it is that Obama is not only losing, but losing big. The Obama campaign, and by "campaign" I mean members of the media and polling organizations, is trying to convince prospective Romney voters to believe that all is lost -- in which case, they hope, we will stay home.I wonder how they're going to handle it when Obama gets sworn in for a second term? do you think they'll crack up completely or find a way to come to terms with a reality they've feared for 2 years now...?
Hollie Maea: mrshowrules: All of cable news except FNCYou're going to have to take off the "except FNC" part.Link
Krymson Tyde: GAT_00: Sounds like someone needs a punch in the statisticals.Rasmussen can give you all the leads you want. But when it's the only one doing so, you're probably not right.Rasmussen has it as a dead heat now.
Krymson Tyde: I believe that Romney will win, mostly because Obama is so predictable. Romney is practiced in self-control, while Obama is a loose cannon. Obama, even with the biased Fourth Estate cheer-leading him on, will blow it in the debates. He, (Obama), has an underlying anger about him. He can not stand challenges from anyone.
SilentStrider: Uh huh. You keep telling yourself that.
dr_blasto: He will have won by fraud; he won't be the rightful President and we'll be an occupied nation. This is EXACTLY what they'll say, give or take a few epithets.
HST's Dead Carcass: I just spent a week in Texas, and I learned a lot while down there. First off: They HATE Obama, and I mean HATE. They will spend hours railing against his policies, his person, his administration, but really don't want to talk about anything else.
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