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2012-10-01 11:48:11 AM

IrateShadow: Bocasio: "I live in Ohio and am so sick of the candidates visiting here..costing taxpayers of Ohio a fortune in police protection and causing traffic jams. GO AWAY!"

That one is pretty independent of ideology. Having a major politician in town is a HUGE pain in the ass. I can't imagine it happening weekly for months at a time.


Good call, the quote was very neutral. Eyes glaze over constantly reading those quotes: ( From Knoxville News Sentinel blog )

"So much hate, contempt, and falsehoods in one statement. You have really out done yourself this time. I am voting for Romney because I do not want to live under Muslim rules or Communist practices. I am not going to burn my house down. I hope to have an economy that will allow me to keep my job and pay the mortgage off. As for voter ID laws, no rule exist that the photo must be of a white person. The photo must simply be of the person registered to vote. There has been plenty of time and notice for anyone concerned enough to vote to obtain the necessary identification. As for slinging dirt at Obama, the Republicans don't have to make anything up. He and his buddy Joe do fine on their own."

"Typical Obamanite: whine and cry about how it's someone else's fault after 3/4 of your term is up. It's true that this tool may be re-elected...the country's full of idiots who love to leach off us working class while they gobble up cakes, cookies, and 40oz St. Ides....you're living proof of that. So, go ahead and pound your highchair and spew that idiotic nonsense your know for. Perhaps if you and the other basement dwellers unite and hand out some more free cigarettes and register a few corpses to vote, your joke of a candidate can win again. How does it feel knowing you're supporting the consensus replacement for Jimmy Carter as the absolute WORST president in this country's history? LMAO!!!!"
 
2012-10-01 12:11:07 PM

Bocasio: Good call, the quote was very neutral. Eyes glaze over constantly reading those quotes: ( From Knoxville News Sentinel blog )


damn. i'm voting for obama, but that doesn't mean i HATE romney. i just don't want him to be president. i didn't even HATE bush jr. but i hated the way he ran the country.
again, damn.
 
2012-10-01 12:28:57 PM

Lord_Baull: I alone am best: "When I was at a Santorum event, a woman told me this harrowing story about all these emergency room visits she'd been through and how she owed $20,000 and how she's going to pay it off on an installment plan," Ms. Wilson said. "And then she immediately says how much she hates Obamacare and how much she loves Santorum and hopes he wins. And there's a part of me that wanted to say, 'Are you crazy? you can have someone else pay that for you Why don't you pray away the illness?' "


Fixed that for her you.


Oh, you're one of those people who thinks conservatives = fundies. Isn't that cute.
 
2012-10-01 01:17:33 PM

I alone am best: Lord_Baull: I alone am best: "When I was at a Santorum event, a woman told me this harrowing story about all these emergency room visits she'd been through and how she owed $20,000 and how she's going to pay it off on an installment plan," Ms. Wilson said. "And then she immediately says how much she hates Obamacare and how much she loves Santorum and hopes he wins. And there's a part of me that wanted to say, 'Are you crazy? you can have someone else pay that for you Why don't you pray away the illness?' "


Fixed that for her you.

Oh, you're one of those people who thinks conservatives = fundies. Isn't that cute.


She was a Santorum supporter, not just any run of the mill conservative. The assumption is sound.
 
2012-10-01 01:30:07 PM

Carn: The really sad part is it's not just the party but the people who support them. I've had some online discussions with reactionary conservative friends (aka, Republicans), and one very recent one involved me getting upset at something particularly ridiculous and dishonest the person was saying and him saying "your side tends to do that but the good news it looks like your side is winning." My side? I thought we were all on team USA. That's not how the reactionaries see it and this makes them dangerous and unfit to govern.


I had that happen this summer as well. Family reunion, people from all over the eastern half of the country. My aunt and uncle from down south asked about the recall stuff, which had just ended. They said that with all the spin they had no idea what the hell actually happened up here. I tried to explain what the argument was, no opinion or spin, just what both sides of this fight claimed to want, what triggered the protests and recall efforts. What the outcomes were and where that left us. My mother comes over, says "Oh don't listen to him. He's just pissy that his team lost." My team? WI is my team in that context. I told her that and she didn't seem to understand that this isn't a R vs. D thing. It's a "I don't want this asshole and his cronies farking up my state" thing. Also, removing 3 senators and flipping control of the state legislature away from Walker's cronies has effectively stopped him from passing any more ridiculous shiat, at least for the time being.
 
2012-10-01 01:48:47 PM
Waiting for Poe.
 
2012-10-01 02:49:01 PM

I alone am best: "When I was at a Santorum event, a woman told me this harrowing story about all these emergency room visits she'd been through and how she owed $20,000 and how she's going to pay it off on an installment plan," Ms. Wilson said. "And then she immediately says how much she hates Obamacare and how much she loves Santorum and hopes he wins. And there's a part of me that wanted to say, 'Are you crazy. you can have someone else pay that for you?' "


Fixed that for her.



And you think that is different from her current strategy?

She's never paying that money back.
 
2012-10-01 03:03:16 PM

Carn: BeesNuts: Carn: BeesNuts: Real Women Drink Akvavit:

This is a "you made you bed, now sleep in it." situation. Or a "Play with fire and you get burned" situation. Take your pick

I'll take C, you reap what you sow.

/always C


I'm sorry the correct answer was D. When in Rome a stone in glass houses is worth one in the hand.
 
2012-10-01 03:16:50 PM
for the looney right wing, Politics is a sport. They have a team that the always root for, win or lose, they root root root for the home team, assuming that a new coach will come in with a fresh plan and will bring them back to glory.

it does not matter what they do or who does it to whom, their team, RED, needs to win and they do that with money and vote rigging.

politics is entertainment, they get equally angry if you dis the local sports team as they get when you dissagree with their politician.

Go Blue!
 
2012-10-01 03:26:52 PM

I alone am best: Lord_Baull: I alone am best: "When I was at a Santorum event, a woman told me this harrowing story about all these emergency room visits she'd been through and how she owed $20,000 and how she's going to pay it off on an installment plan," Ms. Wilson said. "And then she immediately says how much she hates Obamacare and how much she loves Santorum and hopes he wins. And there's a part of me that wanted to say, 'Are you crazy? you can have someone else pay that for you Why don't you pray away the illness?' "


Fixed that for her you.

Oh, you're one of those people who thinks conservatives = fundies. Isn't that cute.



They were at a Santorum event. I don't need the dots connected.
 
2012-10-01 04:54:29 PM

I alone am best: Lord_Baull: I alone am best: "When I was at a Santorum event, a woman told me this harrowing story about all these emergency room visits she'd been through and how she owed $20,000 and how she's going to pay it off on an installment plan," Ms. Wilson said. "And then she immediately says how much she hates Obamacare and how much she loves Santorum and hopes he wins. And there's a part of me that wanted to say, 'Are you crazy? you can have someone else pay that for you Why don't you pray away the illness?' "


Fixed that for her you.

Oh, you're one of those people who thinks conservatives = fundies. Isn't that cute.


No, conservative voters aren't all fundies, conservative politicians just pander to the lowest common denominator, which on even days is fundies, odd days, you.
 
2012-10-01 09:04:08 PM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: That's what I was thinking, too. People get the wrong idea about the ACA (Obamacare) and have conveniently forgotten that Massachusetts has a very similar bit of legislation passed under Romney (Romneycare). I am pretty sure the whole liberal vs conservative thing is nothing more than "this is what they want, I don't like them and it is illegal to kill them right now, so I'm going to do my best to make sure they don't get their way (even if I already did it)".

Gods, I hate politics.

/centrist


I think you are partly right, but also I think most of those who call themselves conservatives are 100% against the government providing social programs in general - particularly social programs that might benefit the poor. They're a very judgmental, mean spirited bunch who advocate a dog eat dog economy rather than an inclusive society.
 
2012-10-01 09:11:25 PM

Carn: Real Women Drink Akvavit: That's what I was thinking, too. People get the wrong idea about the ACA (Obamacare) and have conveniently forgotten that Massachusetts has a very similar bit of legislation passed under Romney (Romneycare). I am pretty sure the whole liberal vs conservative thing is nothing more than "this is what they want, I don't like them and it is illegal to kill them right now, so I'm going to do my best to make sure they don't get their way (even if I already did it)".

Gods, I hate politics.

/centrist

I'm also a centrist. Doesn't it get tiring that reactionaries can't tell the difference between a liberal and a moderate? If you don't disagree with them you're a democrat. "I'm not a democrat, you're just full of crazy."


They also don't know the difference between a socialist and a communist. To them anyone who isn't on the extreme right is a socialist, a liberal, or a communist - it's all the same thing to them.

My father sincerely believes I'm a communist because I believe carbon emissions are changing the climate. The last time he saw me was last Christmas. I arrived driving a late model BMW (borrowed from a friend but he doesn't know that). I wonder how he can reconcile his belief that I'm a communist with his belief that I own a BMW.
 
2012-10-01 09:17:25 PM

kregh99: All the Democrats need to do is sit back and watch the Republican party destroy itself over their seething hatred for a black guy.


I really don't think it's about Obama's race. There is genuine political extremism running through the Republican party now.
 
2012-10-01 09:21:35 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: BeesNuts: It's not the constituencies fault that the people they elected fed them fears and doubts and anger in the hopes of locking up a seat or two elsewhere in their districts. The GOP sacrificed its credibility on the alter of extremism, hoping they could secure enough of the electorate that "felt" angry at the state of things. They hinged their campaign on "are you better off now than 4 years ago" and proceeded to tell people during those 4 years how bad it was.

This is a "you made you bed, now sleep in it." situation. Or a "Play with fire and you get burned" situation. Take your pick

I think one of the things that went wrong for them was believing their own propaganda.

Trickle-down economics, lucky duckies, the Laffer curve, pro-life, etc. were supposed to be cynically used to get a bunch of voters on board. And in the 80s they were.

But some voters become politicians, and some of those become party elites. A few decades pass, and you have a whole party that sincerely believes the derp.


I think they believed it in the 80s as well. At least Reagan did.
 
2012-10-02 08:42:40 AM

kg2095: I wonder how he can reconcile his belief that I'm a communist with his belief that I own a BMW.


BMW's are German. The National Socialist Party was German. Seems pretty simple to me.
 
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