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(Talking Points Memo)   Romney's refusal to give details allows Obama to outmaneuver him: he simply lays out the worst scenario, and Romney has to either stay quiet or prove some of it right. Neither of which will get him votes   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2012-10-01 09:29:28 AM  
I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.
 
2012-10-01 09:34:31 AM  
I love the photo.

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Obama in an obvious state of severe stress and anxiety before the upcoming debate. I haven't seen him wound up this tightly since his speech at Press Correspondents dinner attended by the Donald.
 
2012-10-01 09:35:22 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.


This. Well put.
 
2012-10-01 09:41:44 AM  
I'm sure Romney has a zinger ready for this.
 
2012-10-01 09:52:36 AM  

Mentat: I'm sure Romney has a zinger ready for this.


The zinger is not fully developed but contacts close to Romney have indicated that it involves rubber, glue and the relative stickiness of both materiels in terms of each candidate.
 
2012-10-01 10:12:29 AM  
I really think the "debates" will be pretty bland with nothing exciting happening. I am glad the gop is so blind that they can't realize that they've got the right wingers anyways, and could ease up on the hard core stuff to attract some moderates.
 
2012-10-01 10:15:42 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.


Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.
 
2012-10-01 10:16:35 AM  

El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.


"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"
 
2012-10-01 10:17:46 AM  

Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"


"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"
 
2012-10-01 10:19:45 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.


The more I watch events unfold, the more I think Romney is less of a partisan stooge than he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country; the only problem is, he's never had to fight or work hard for anything in his entire life, so here is being personable, friendly, and possessing of good hair like usual, only everyone's not instantly liking him and gravitating towards him this time, and he can't fathom why not. He's put on the good suit, he's paid the good speech writers, he's traveled the country and shaken the hands...why isn't it working??

His obvious confusion and dismay are almost likeably pathetic. I mean, I'm still not going to vote for him (and I was a swing voter until the 47% bs), but I just can't summon the kind of visceral loathing for him that I have for, say, Gingrich, McConnell, Cheney, or W.
 
2012-10-01 10:20:25 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"


"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"
 
2012-10-01 10:21:35 AM  

whistleridge: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

The more I watch events unfold, the more I think Romney is less of a partisan stooge than he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country; the only problem is, he's never had to fight or work hard for anything in his entire life, so here is being personable, friendly, and possessing of good hair like usual, only everyone's not instantly liking him and gravitating towards him this time, and he can't fathom why not. He's put on the good suit, he's paid the good speech writers, he's traveled the country and shaken the hands...why isn't it working??

His obvious confusion and dismay are almost likeably pathetic. I mean, I'm still not going to vote for him (and I was a swing voter until the 47% bs), but I just can't summon the kind of visceral loathing for him that I have for, say, Gingrich, McConnell, Cheney, or W.


Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.
 
2012-10-01 10:23:05 AM  

Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"


"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"
 
2012-10-01 10:27:40 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"


Y'all are joking, but I'm pretty sure some of these have been in Romney press releases they've been putting out to lower debate expectations.
 
2012-10-01 10:29:53 AM  

mrshowrules: Mentat: I'm sure Romney has a zinger ready for this.

The zinger is not fully developed but contacts close to Romney have indicated that it involves rubber, glue and the relative stickiness of both materiels in terms of each candidate.


I'm rubber, and if you put glue on me, I'll stick to you.

Nailed it.
 
2012-10-01 10:31:18 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"


"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."
 
2012-10-01 10:41:22 AM  

xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee Sanka most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."


FTFY
 
2012-10-01 10:41:51 AM  

xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."


"Romney - Free Hat"
 
2012-10-01 10:43:51 AM  
I think it's too early to tell whether McCain or Romney ran the worse campaign. Romney's style is death by a thousand cuts, consistent missteps that happen so frequently that it's hard to keep track of them all, but each one reveals another facet of the tiny Monopoly guy inside the mechanized Romney suit. McCain would go for long stretches of time where he seemed like a reasonable human being, and then drop bunker busting bombs of derp. He unleashed Sarah Palin on the world, then stopped his campaign in order to carry the world's economy on his back like a geriatric Atlas.

If Romney's maintenance isn't up to date and he blows a literal gasket during the debates, I'll concede the point that it is now the worst-run campaign of all time.
 
2012-10-01 10:47:32 AM  
The truly sad part is that Mitt Romney remains the most electable person among the GOP Primary contenders.
 
2012-10-01 10:47:46 AM  

Tigger: "Romney - Free Hat"


He said he would do that if elected. We know what happened the last time hat was set free.
 
2012-10-01 10:56:50 AM  

whistleridge: he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country


The man's a psychopath, you clown.
 
2012-10-01 10:59:01 AM  

Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.


No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney
 
2012-10-01 11:00:34 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I think it's too early to tell whether McCain or Romney ran the worse campaign. Romney's style is death by a thousand cuts, consistent missteps that happen so frequently that it's hard to keep track of them all, but each one reveals another facet of the tiny Monopoly guy inside the mechanized Romney suit. McCain would go for long stretches of time where he seemed like a reasonable human being, and then drop bunker busting bombs of derp. He unleashed Sarah Palin on the world, then stopped his campaign in order to carry the world's economy on his back like a geriatric Atlas.

If Romney's maintenance isn't up to date and he blows a literal gasket during the debates, I'll concede the point that it is now the worst-run campaign of all time.


McCain suspended his campaign which was farking stupid. He picked Palin. He lost 3 debates. He latched on to Joe the Plumber but he had a few good moments as well. He defined himself as an alternative which could be appealing against a larger unknown (Obama). McCain had some real bad luck: the economic collapse; Palin being even dumber than could be possibly guessed; and being outmaneuvered by DNC leadership fell behind Obama when the GOP leadership wasn't falling behind him.

Romney's campaign was a complete disaster on every possible level. He had everything going for him and just made a complete mess of it. However, he is also not a good candidate even if he would have run a perfect campaign but at least it would have been a tighter race.
 
2012-10-01 11:03:48 AM  

whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney


You don't have to be convicted of murder to be a murderer, you just have to murder someone.

I didn't say "convicted war criminal" quite deliberately.
 
2012-10-01 11:09:20 AM  

Mentat: I'm sure Romney has a zinger ready for this.


President Obama over here. More like NOBAMA, am I right?

*crickets*

Am I right, guys?

/nailed it
 
2012-10-01 11:12:52 AM  

whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney


So, and I can't believe I'm intentionally going here, Hitler isn't a war criminal because he never stood trial? Neither are Stalin, Mao or dozens of others?
 
2012-10-01 11:15:10 AM  

Tigger: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

You don't have to be convicted of murder to be a murderer, you just have to murder someone.

I didn't say "convicted war criminal" quite deliberately.


Mmm...legally speaking, OJ isn't a murderer.

Also, historically speaking, war criminals are on the losing side. Otherwise, we'd have had to have executed Curt LeMay, Paul Tibbets, Truman, and many others when the war was over.

Look, I'm not saying they don't fit a lot of the criteria. I'm just pointing out that their odds of ever facing a slightest charges over their actions are many times lower than Romney's chances of winning this election.
 
2012-10-01 11:17:20 AM  

GAT_00: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

So, and I can't believe I'm intentionally going here, Hitler isn't a war criminal because he never stood trial? Neither are Stalin, Mao or dozens of others?


No. Just in the same way that OJ isn't a murderer and Al Capone was nothing more than a common tax-dodger.

Of course you could have made a case, but like I just said, I could equally make the case for Truman, FDR, Churchill, etc. It's a sad fact that 'war criminal' is a very fluid thing.
 
2012-10-01 11:17:47 AM  

whistleridge: Tigger: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

You don't have to be convicted of murder to be a murderer, you just have to murder someone.

I didn't say "convicted war criminal" quite deliberately.

Mmm...legally speaking, OJ isn't a murderer.

Also, historically speaking, war criminals are on the losing side. Otherwise, we'd have had to have executed Curt LeMay, Paul Tibbets, Truman, and many others when the war was over.

Look, I'm not saying they don't fit a lot of the criteria. I'm just pointing out that their odds of ever facing a slightest charges over their actions are many times lower than Romney's chances of winning this election.


Of course OJ isn't 'legally speaking'.

That's why I left out the key word "convicted"

A court of law is not the arbiter of truth in the world. You are still a murderer if a court fails to convict you. The facts of your murdering someone are independent truths in the world.
 
2012-10-01 11:18:08 AM  

Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"


"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."
 
2012-10-01 11:18:26 AM  

James F. Campbell: whistleridge: he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country

The man's a psychopath, you clown.


[citation needed]
 
2012-10-01 11:22:57 AM  

Tigger: Of course OJ isn't 'legally speaking'.

That's why I left out the key word "convicted"

A court of law is not the arbiter of truth in the world. You are still a murderer if a court fails to convict you. The facts of your murdering someone are independent truths in the world.


But if you believe in rule of law, and not just blind vengeance, the facts and the legal case are the heart of the definition. After all, until Nuremburg, the idea of a 'war criminal' didn't exist. We created the term based on a legal concept.

Did Hitler fit all of the criteria for a war criminal? Obviously. If he had stood trial, would he have been convicted on a record number of counts in record time? Of course.

But that'shiatler, one of history's truly incontrovertible cases. W. and Cheney...it's much more grey-area. And you would need a trial, and lots of evidence to sort it out. So I stick by my original assertion: you could make a charge, but as things stand right now, I doubt you could even put together enough evidence to convene a grand jury, much less call them to trial.
 
2012-10-01 11:27:34 AM  

Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."


"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."
 
2012-10-01 11:28:37 AM  
So I stick by my original assertion: you could make a charge, but as things stand right now, I doubt you could even put together enough evidence to convene a grand jury, much less call them to trial.

I am not disagreeing with this assertion.

I'm pointing out that tying the definition of a word to whether it is provable in court is philosophically insane.
 
2012-10-01 11:29:41 AM  

bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."


"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."
 
2012-10-01 11:32:42 AM  

oldernell: I really think the "debates" will be pretty bland with nothing exciting happening. I am glad the gop is so blind that they can't realize that they've got the right wingers anyways, and could ease up on the hard core stuff to attract some moderates.


I don't think they do have the rabid right wingers. If Romney suddenly tacked to center and became more moderate, he might pick up a few independents, but there would be a huge swath of spittle flecked teabaggers who would stay home on election day. The only way Romney is keeping this race as close as it seems to be is by appealing to the hard right.
 
2012-10-01 11:33:39 AM  

bdub77: "Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."


Bot, I'm your bot
I'm your bot when I lead you
Pay, pay the price
Pay for nothing's free
Hey, I'm your boss
I'm the one who pays you here
Hey, I'm you boss and I no longer care
Sad but true
 
2012-10-01 11:34:54 AM  
2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.
 
2012-10-01 11:39:57 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.


I have to admit, i'm watching the Romney campaign and wondering what in the hell they're trying to accomplish.
 
2012-10-01 11:41:31 AM  

gilgigamesh: 2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.


Congress has a 10% approval rating. Obama has a 46% approval rating.

Only 36% think the country is headed in the right direction.

What was your observation again because I couldn't follow your logic?
 
2012-10-01 11:42:53 AM  
Nature abhors a vacuum, and nature ain't got nothin' on the 24/7 news cycle.

Soon, even the Fox pundits will lose their taste for it.

"Clearly, Governor Romney won the debate with a masterful performance. From spending his entire 90-second opening statement laughing about firing a servant for decanting the Chateau Le Tour De'Argent 15 minute before serving instead of 10 minutes to his closing summation of a word-for-word quoting of Loki's 'In the end, you will kneel' speech from 'Avengers' Governor Romney laid out a positive messag...oh God. I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore. Between this and having to give Rupert Murdoch a Saskatchewan Otter Toss every quarter...it's just not worth it anymore."
 
2012-10-01 11:43:13 AM  

imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."


Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus
 
2012-10-01 11:45:02 AM  

mrshowrules: gilgigamesh: 2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.

Congress has a 10% approval rating. Obama has a 46% approval rating.

Only 36% think the country is headed in the right direction.

What was your observation again because I couldn't follow your logic?


That a supermajority of Americans believe we are heading in the wrong direction as a nation, but the contender sucks so much ass they are still overwhelmingly going to vote for the incumbent.
 
2012-10-01 11:47:27 AM  

gilgigamesh: mrshowrules: gilgigamesh: 2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.

Congress has a 10% approval rating. Obama has a 46% approval rating.

Only 36% think the country is headed in the right direction.

What was your observation again because I couldn't follow your logic?

That a supermajority of Americans believe we are heading in the wrong direction as a nation, but the contender sucks so much ass they are still overwhelmingly going to vote for the incumbent.


I think I see your problem. Have you harmonised all of your statisticals yet?
 
2012-10-01 11:48:33 AM  

NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus


If he actually drank coffee or something, he might be doing better with his campaign. While his campaign messaging is as vague as the 'maybe' you heard from your drunk female friend last night, he's been saying stupid sh*t almost daily. You gotta wonder if his 'word of wisdom'-derived choices have hampered his ability to handle the stress of this campaign cycle. He's said things his campaign has had to try and fix after the fact.

Plus he's a rich elite asshole. Judging from his contempt of the '47%'.
 
2012-10-01 11:52:35 AM  

Tigger: gilgigamesh: mrshowrules: gilgigamesh: 2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.

Congress has a 10% approval rating. Obama has a 46% approval rating.

Only 36% think the country is headed in the right direction.

What was your observation again because I couldn't follow your logic?

That a supermajority of Americans believe we are heading in the wrong direction as a nation, but the contender sucks so much ass they are still overwhelmingly going to vote for the incumbent.

I think I see your problem. Have you harmonised all of your statisticals yet?


Well am I wrong?

No. No, I'm not.
 
2012-10-01 11:52:53 AM  

gilgigamesh: mrshowrules: gilgigamesh: 2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.

Congress has a 10% approval rating. Obama has a 46% approval rating.

Only 36% think the country is headed in the right direction.

What was your observation again because I couldn't follow your logic?

That a supermajority of Americans believe we are heading in the wrong direction as a nation, but the contender sucks so much ass they are still overwhelmingly going to vote for the incumbent.


Obama has a 46% approval rating. That isn't great but it isn't too farking shabby. His approval rate is over 4 times as high as Congress. To the extend people think the country is headed in the wrong direction, they are necessarily blaming Obama.

64% is shy of a two 3rds super majority by the way. Keep in mind that when you look at 64% of these people a huge chunk are upset that thinks are not Liberal enough. You have people who are mad that their isn't single-payer health care, higher taxes on the rich, gun control etc.. A good portion of these people are upset that Obama has not been able to in-act more Liberal economic policies. Careful on the conclusions you draw from isolated statistics.
 
2012-10-01 12:01:30 PM  

NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus


"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

/this is fun
 
2012-10-01 12:02:06 PM  

mrshowrules: 64% is shy of a two 3rds super majority by the way. Keep in mind that when you look at 64% of these people a huge chunk are upset that thinks are not Liberal enough. You have people who are mad that their isn't single-payer health care, higher taxes on the rich, gun control etc.. A good portion of these people are upset that Obama has not been able to in-act more Liberal economic policies. Careful on the conclusions you draw from isolated statistics.


Don't forget people who want the banks, corporations and wall street to be reformed. Some of us think our issues will persist until we implement regulations that will benefit the average American worker, not the wealthy CEO, banker or day trader.
 
2012-10-01 12:06:38 PM  

xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - No DIV/0 errors for nearly 3 days!"
 
2012-10-01 12:06:40 PM  

xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

/this is fun


Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries.
 
2012-10-01 12:08:05 PM  

oldernell: Tigger: "Romney - Free Hat"

He said he would do that if elected. We know what happened the last time hat was set free.


My memory's not what it once was, but as I recall the entire Earth was destroyed.
 
2012-10-01 12:08:29 PM  

whistleridge: James F. Campbell: whistleridge: he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country

The man's a psychopath, you clown.

[citation needed]


I've got about as much evidence as you do for him being a "genuinely nice guy." Maybe more so, given that psychopaths are attracted to positions of power, lack empathy, blah blah blah. Look, there's a litany of traits associated with it. Go take a look at the PCL-R and see if it doesn't fit him.
 
2012-10-01 12:09:56 PM  
It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.
 
2012-10-01 12:10:06 PM  
Curious if Mitt's vagueness is typical of past candidates but because wealth inequality is a bigger issue this go round he can't get away with it ooorrrr is it because Romney, like with his personal tax returns, is doing something fairly unprecedented where past candidates had more of a plan to show people.
 
2012-10-01 12:10:43 PM  
Of course... When I hear Romney or Ryan say "broaden the tax base", I get the sneaking suspicion they mean, "Raise taxes on the middle class and make the poor pay income taxes so we can give people like us more tax cuts."


Ryan weaseling his way out of giving any specifics yesterday just further confirms that suspicion.
 
2012-10-01 12:11:34 PM  
On the Sunday talk shows, the Romney campaign continued to struggle to answer questions about how the tax math would work. On "Fox News Sunday," vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said "it would take [him] too long to go through all of the math."

What happened to this guy being some heavy hitter with fiscal issues?
 
2012-10-01 12:11:39 PM  

xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"
 
2012-10-01 12:11:44 PM  

Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.


Well, when Mittens' economic plan is "all of the bad things the Dems did? We're going to double and triple down on those! The good ones, however, are out the farking door" it becomes hard to sell...
 
2012-10-01 12:12:47 PM  

Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.


people must know he is more of the same that got us here.
 
2012-10-01 12:13:12 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: What happened to this guy being some heavy hitter with fiscal issues?


You're supposed to enjoy Paul Ryan like "Prometheus." It makes absolutely no sense, but it's cool if you're already into that sort of thing.

- pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) October 1, 2012
 
Ehh
2012-10-01 12:13:17 PM  
"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.
 
2012-10-01 12:13:45 PM  

Headso: Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.

people must know he is more of the same that got us here.


I know. And they actually seem to believe that.
 
2012-10-01 12:13:58 PM  

Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.


This economy is the culmination of years of work from both political parties. You can hand Obama criticism, but it doesn't stick unless you remember how pleasant and cordial the Republicans have been with him on most policy decisions since Jan '09.

And yes, Romney is Bush Jr II. Until they shed the neocons and ultra religious tea partiers, the GOP will continue to be the worse of the 2 options.
 
2012-10-01 12:14:21 PM  

Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"


"Romney, when the polls close."
 
2012-10-01 12:15:13 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.


Nothing will come close to the very low level of expectations that Sarah Palin had before her VP debate. Especially with the backstory leading up to that debate of either shiatting the bed during the practice debates or diva-esque piques of fit.

Romney has to simply not mess the bed during this debate. I gotta feeling he will mess the bed up because his temperment and sense of desperation will open him to an attack by Obama.
 
2012-10-01 12:15:55 PM  

PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."


"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."
 
2012-10-01 12:16:28 PM  

imontheinternet:
President Obama over here. More like NOBAMA, am I right?


$5 says Romney makes a teleprompter or a 57 states joke in the first debate.
 
2012-10-01 12:17:43 PM  

Nadie_AZ: "Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."


Romney, when the bongos farted.
 
2012-10-01 12:18:47 PM  
vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said "it would take [him] too long to go through all of the math."

Hey, no biggie, we totally trust you and the government to do the right thing once elected.

^^^ This is pretty much what every single GOP voter believes.
 
2012-10-01 12:18:52 PM  

Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."


"Romney - It's not always a burp."
 
2012-10-01 12:18:52 PM  

Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."


"Romney: technically human. The best kind of human."
 
2012-10-01 12:19:07 PM  

Cletus C.: Headso: Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.

people must know he is more of the same that got us here.

I know. And they actually seem to believe that.


He is a republican, he can't flip flop on that.
 
2012-10-01 12:19:35 PM  
The GOP needs pragmatic leadership....problem is that all the pragmatists knew that Obama wasn't worth risking their shot at POTUS over so they sat this one out. Hence the clown car during the primaries and the claptraps getting all of the national attention. The wise ones don't want to be associated with the party at the moment so they are laying low and staying out of the limelight.
 
2012-10-01 12:20:29 PM  

Citrate1007: The GOP needs pragmatic leadership....problem is that all the pragmatists knew that Obama wasn't worth risking their shot at POTUS over so they sat this one out. Hence the clown car during the primaries and the claptraps getting all of the national attention. The wise ones don't want to be associated with the party at the moment so they are laying low and staying out of the limelight.


Which wise ones would that be?
 
2012-10-01 12:20:38 PM  

Ehh: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.


"Romney - No proof that he's ever eaten a baby"
 
2012-10-01 12:20:57 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: "Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"


Well, USB cables do exist in four-dimensional space. 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-01 12:21:18 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-01 12:21:23 PM  

keylock71: Of course... When I hear Romney or Ryan say "broaden the tax base", I get the sneaking suspicion they mean, "Raise taxes on the middle class and make the poor pay income taxes so we can give people like us more tax cuts."

Ryan weaseling his way out of giving any specifics yesterday just further confirms that suspicion.


Well, what the hell do you think it means?

That some high income earners and/or very wealthy people are not currently paying enough in taxes, and that a Romney Administration would increase their tax burden?

Or that they would ensure that the 47% of America who are worthless moochers will finally have some skin in the game?

They may not even cut the rates on the upper brackets; shifting the tax burden to the lower four quintiles of income earners would probably allow them to retain the current rates on the top quintile. That would be good enough.
 
2012-10-01 12:21:32 PM  

BSABSVR: imontheinternet:
President Obama over here. More like NOBAMA, am I right?

$5 says Romney makes a teleprompter or a 57 states joke in the first debate.


No way I'm taking that bet.

Not only will he do it, the delivery will be just as bad as the material.
 
2012-10-01 12:21:43 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: HotWingConspiracy: What happened to this guy being some heavy hitter with fiscal issues?

You're supposed to enjoy Paul Ryan like "Prometheus." It makes absolutely no sense, but it's cool if you're already into that sort of thing.- pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) October 1, 2012


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-01 12:21:53 PM  

mrshowrules: Mentat: I'm sure Romney has a zinger ready for this.

The zinger is not fully developed but contacts close to Romney have indicated that it involves rubber, glue and the relative stickiness of both materiels in terms of each candidate.


The problem for Romney is that he doesn't have the right wingers. Things are so bad for him that he had to start bringing Ryan to all his campaign events, because nobody was showing up for Romney by himself.

The rank-and-file of the tea party are the low-information voters who never really paid any attention to politics before January 2009, and so far have only shown up to vote in one election. There's a very real fear that those folks are just going to stay home in November, and the Republicans will lose a lot of down-ticket races.

Of course, if Mitt had even an ounce of charisma or backbone, he wouldn't have had a long drawn out primary against clowns like Santorum and Bachmann, and he'd be in position to pivot to the middle. Thank god he's so inept, because the last thing I want is for Romney to manage the United States like he managed the companies that he harvested at Bain Capital.
 
2012-10-01 12:21:55 PM  

whistleridge: His obvious confusion and dismay are almost likeably pathetic. I mean, I'm still not going to vote for him (and I was a swing voter until the 47% bs), but I just can't summon the kind of visceral loathing for him that I have for, say, Gingrich, McConnell, Cheney, or W.


Barring the internet slap fight over what "murder" means, I found your post really interesting. I don't hear a lot from people who aren't pretty set in their ways, politically, so to view Romney through your eyes was new for me. I may disagree with you, but I got new information from you, so that's cool.
 
2012-10-01 12:24:44 PM  

Ehh: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.


Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.
 
2012-10-01 12:25:25 PM  

imontheinternet: BSABSVR: imontheinternet:
President Obama over here. More like NOBAMA, am I right?

$5 says Romney makes a teleprompter or a 57 states joke in the first debate.

No way I'm taking that bet.

Not only will he do it, the delivery will be just as bad as the material.


s3.amazonaws.com

Anyone? No? 57 states? Well I thought it was gold. Soooo aaaannnnnyhow, I just flew in from Kolob and...what? Out of time? ok.

 
2012-10-01 12:26:39 PM  

Parthenogenetic: keylock71: Of course... When I hear Romney or Ryan say "broaden the tax base", I get the sneaking suspicion they mean, "Raise taxes on the middle class and make the poor pay income taxes so we can give people like us more tax cuts."

Ryan weaseling his way out of giving any specifics yesterday just further confirms that suspicion.

Well, what the hell do you think it means?

That some high income earners and/or very wealthy people are not currently paying enough in taxes, and that a Romney Administration would increase their tax burden?

Or that they would ensure that the 47% of America who are worthless moochers will finally have some skin in the game?

They may not even cut the rates on the upper brackets; shifting the tax burden to the lower four quintiles of income earners would probably allow them to retain the current rates on the top quintile. That would be good enough.


24.media.tumblr.com
24.media.tumblr.com
24.media.tumblr.com
25.media.tumblr.com
25.media.tumblr.com

And fark you, too.
 
2012-10-01 12:27:04 PM  
www.deafhooddiscourses.com
 
2012-10-01 12:27:42 PM  

BSABSVR: imontheinternet:
President Obama over here. More like NOBAMA, am I right?


$5 says Romney makes a teleprompter or a 57 states joke in the first debate.


Romney: You don't believe hard-working American business owners built that.
Obama: Maybe 47 percent of them did.
Romney: But those people are just bumps in the road, right?
Obama: Yep, like the body of that woman you killed.
America: My guy won!
 
2012-10-01 12:28:38 PM  

Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.


Romney ended up on the defensive after a photo-op at the Olympics.

Romney ended up on the defensive after terrorists attacked a Libyan consulate and killed the ambassador.

Romney ended up on the defensive after he opened his mouth during a $50,000 a plate fundraiser.

I think Romney could throw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox home opener and by the time he left the field the home team would be trailing 0-3.
 
2012-10-01 12:28:54 PM  
"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest
 
2012-10-01 12:30:59 PM  

whistleridge: Tigger: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

You don't have to be convicted of murder to be a murderer, you just have to murder someone.

I didn't say "convicted war criminal" quite deliberately.

Mmm...legally speaking, OJ isn't a murderer.

Also, historically speaking, war criminals are on the losing side. Otherwise, we'd have had to have executed Curt LeMay, Paul Tibbets, Truman, and many others when the war was over.

Look, I'm not saying they don't fit a lot of the criteria. I'm just pointing out that their odds of ever facing a slightest charges over their actions are many times lower than Romney's chances of winning this election.


One of Art Clarke's Rama novels has a species that explains to the protagonists what happens when they decide to go to war - the leadership undergoes some physiological and psychological changes necessary for aggression, then they are all killed once the conflict is over. For that species, the mindset necessary to engage in all-out war was deemed incompatible with ongoing competent administration and their version of compassion, and the price for choosing to risk the lives of noncombatants in pursuit of conflict had to be the highest one available.

I wonder how often rulers would launch into conflicts if they knew they were signing their own death warrants.
 
2012-10-01 12:31:00 PM  

Parthenogenetic: keylock71: Of course... When I hear Romney or Ryan say "broaden the tax base", I get the sneaking suspicion they mean, "Raise taxes on the middle class and make the poor pay income taxes so we can give people like us more tax cuts."

Ryan weaseling his way out of giving any specifics yesterday just further confirms that suspicion.

Well, what the hell do you think it means?

That some high income earners and/or very wealthy people are not currently paying enough in taxes, and that a Romney Administration would increase their tax burden?

Or that they would ensure that the 47% of America who are worthless moochers will finally have some skin in the game?

They may not even cut the rates on the upper brackets; shifting the tax burden to the lower four quintiles of income earners would probably allow them to retain the current rates on the top quintile. That would be good enough.


Well, yeah... I guess I just think it's telling.

If they really think their ideas (making poor people and middle class people pay more taxes to offset tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans) are so great for the country, you'd think they'd be wanting to shout specifics of their plans from the rooftops, but they're not.

Ryan came off as a weaselly, disingenuous shiat sorcerer yesterday, and of course, Mitt has always been an insincere empty suit wrapped up in a condescending smirk.
 
2012-10-01 12:32:50 PM  

Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.


So long Romney is unwilling or unable to offer any concrete alternatives on how he'd grow the economy better, he'll be unable to get any traction on it. "Tax cuts for rich people" or doing "the opposite of Obama" aren't compelling policies.
 
2012-10-01 12:33:30 PM  

coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest


Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.
 
2012-10-01 12:33:36 PM  
Obama isn't too fond of specifics either. He has no plan b. He is still running on his expensive jobs bill that already failed. In all his campaigning he has no specifics outside odds that. A magical 1 million jobs here or there with no specifics to achieve it. Liberals calling out Romney is hilarious. Look to your own house first.
 
2012-10-01 12:33:45 PM  
I am shocked, SHOCKED!, that a republican would offer no specifics on a budget plan.
 
2012-10-01 12:34:29 PM  
"Romney - Warning! Self destruct sequence activated"
 
2012-10-01 12:34:43 PM  
Although this plan would push Romney to elaborate on his tax plan, it still makes me uneasy. The ptesident's plan is to essential just make shiat up. That is one of the biggest criticisms I have of the current Republican party, and I don't like that Obama has decided to adopt it.
 
2012-10-01 12:35:00 PM  

MyRandomName: Obama isn't too fond of specifics either. He has no plan b. He is still running on his expensive jobs bill that already failed. In all his campaigning he has no specifics outside odds that. A magical 1 million jobs here or there with no specifics to achieve it. Liberals calling out Romney is hilarious. Look to your own house first.


"A variety of specific plans backed by math, but that cost some money" = "no specifics at all"?

And what is it you expect from EITHER candidate? A solution that costs nothing and offends nobody?
 
2012-10-01 12:35:27 PM  

lemurs: Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.

So long Romney is unwilling or unable to offer any concrete alternatives on how he'd grow the economy better, he'll be unable to get any traction on it. "Tax cuts for rich people" or doing "the opposite of Obama" aren't compelling policies.


He'll also encourage job growth. When everybody is working and paying taxes, he can cut taxes to everyone and still end up with a surplus. I'd go into details, but it would just take too long to explain.
 
2012-10-01 12:36:44 PM  
"If it looks like I'm going to win, the markets will be happy. If it looks like the president's going to win, the markets should not be terribly happy." Mitt Romney

Wrong!

i.imgur.com 

As soon as Romney picked Ryan and the conventions wrapped up, it became evident, by almost all polls that Obama will be re-elected. The stock market loves it.
 
2012-10-01 12:37:04 PM  

PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."


www.eskimo.com

Romney/Ryan - We want what we want.
 
2012-10-01 12:37:06 PM  

jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.


Romney - Hey, give him a break. He's trying his best.
 
2012-10-01 12:37:13 PM  

Xythero: Although this plan would push Romney to elaborate on his tax plan, it still makes me uneasy. The ptesident's plan is to essential just make shiat up. That is one of the biggest criticisms I have of the current Republican party, and I don't like that Obama has decided to adopt it.


Its more like they are making assumptions. The assumptions aren't ridiculous or unviable. There would be no room for them if the Romney plan had any specifics whatsoever.
 
2012-10-01 12:37:18 PM  
Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly and children under ten should avoid prolonged exposure to Mitt Romney. Caution: Mitt Romney may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. Mitt Romney contains a liquid core which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled or looked at. Do not use Mitt Romney on concrete. Discontinue use of Mitt Romney if any of the following occurs: Itching, vertigo, dizziness, tingling in extremities, loss of balance or coordination, slurred speech, temporary blindness, profuse sweating or heart palpitations. If Mitt Romney begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. Mitt Romney may stick to certain types of skin. When not in use, Mitt Romney should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration. Failure to do so relieves the makers of Mitt Romney, Wacky Policies Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Thermonuclear War Unlimited, of any and all liability. Ingredients of Mitt Romney include an unknown glowing substance which fell to Earth, presumably from Kolob. Mitt Romney has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq. Do not taunt Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney comes with a lifetime guarantee.
 
2012-10-01 12:37:26 PM  

oldernell: I really think the "debates" will be pretty bland with nothing exciting happening. I am glad the gop is so blind that they can't realize that they've got the right wingers anyways, and could ease up on the hard core stuff to attract some moderates.


I think they're worried that they don't have the right wingers. The right wingers are certainly not going to vote for Obama but they might just stay home. They're not the least bit excited about Romney and the fundie Christians aren't entirely comfortable voting for a Mormon. They don't want to come out and say it, but they're thinking it and it matters to them that their candidate is a Christian. And like the rest of us, they don't know if he really supports their views. He hasn't said much beyond tax cuts for the rich and "we have an awesome tax plan, it defies logic and the rules of arithmetic, but just trust us." He hasn't thrown them the usual abortions/guns bones.

I think the GOP thinks it doesn't have the right wingers sewn up but the moderates will somehow just come along with them because they're so obviously the right choice.
 
2012-10-01 12:37:33 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"



"Romney - washes his own clothes sometimes."
 
2012-10-01 12:39:45 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Don't forget people who want the banks, corporations and wall street to be reformed. Some of us think our issues will persist until we implement regulations that will benefit the average American worker, not the wealthy CEO, banker or day trader.


The Paulites seem to forget that the reason we have a Federal Reserve in the first place was because we got tired of asking JP Morgan to bail out the economy every ten years.
 
2012-10-01 12:39:50 PM  

Cletus C.: BSABSVR: imontheinternet:
President Obama over here. More like NOBAMA, am I right?


$5 says Romney makes a teleprompter or a 57 states joke in the first debate.

Romney: You don't believe hard-working American business owners built that.
Obama: Maybe 47 percent of them did.
Romney: But those people are just bumps in the road, right?
Obama: Yep, like the body of that woman you killed.
America: My guy won!


When I want to talk to a coward who uses the deaths of Americans at the hands of a Libyan mob to justify his glib idiocy, I'll look you up. In the meantime, eat some ricin, you worthless motherfarker.
 
2012-10-01 12:40:21 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: On the Sunday talk shows, the Romney campaign continued to struggle to answer questions about how the tax math would work. On "Fox News Sunday," vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said "it would take [him] too long to go through all of the math."

What happened to this guy being some heavy hitter with fiscal issues?


All that means is that he's willing to throw the poors and Grandma out into the street for not working harder for less pay so that Job Creators will be encouraged to "invest". As one Farker described it, it's pretty much a cargo cult at this point, with Romney and Ryan as its high priests.

Cut taxes. Cut taxes more. Cut spending. Fewer benefits. Maybe some more tax cuts. But don't you dare cut military spending - that's the only kind of government spending that creates wealth; everything else is wealth destruction and theft.

Enough people will be baffled by this BS that Romney will still pull, oh, 47%* of the popular vote on election day**.

* As opposed to 48%. It would be... wonderful symmetry
** Instead of mass uprising and throwing the bums out permanently, followed by the conversion of the Capitol into a giant library/bar, and the White House as a sex club - oh well, a person can dream...
 
2012-10-01 12:40:49 PM  

MyRandomName: Obama isn't too fond of specifics either. He has no plan b. He is still running on his expensive jobs bill that already failed. In all his campaigning he has no specifics outside odds that. A magical 1 million jobs here or there with no specifics to achieve it. Liberals calling out Romney is hilarious. Look to your own house first.


You know who was fond of specifics? You, until you fled from your triumphant Pat Caddell link.
 
2012-10-01 12:41:11 PM  

NeoCortex42: I'd go into details, but it would just take too long to explain.


Romney - Too important to explain to plebeians.
 
2012-10-01 12:41:26 PM  

GameSprocket: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - Hey, give him a break. He's trying his best.


Romney - Patent holder for the pickle.
 
2012-10-01 12:41:52 PM  

whistleridge: The more I watch events unfold, the more I think Romney is less of a partisan stooge than he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country


I had the diametrically opposite reaction to Romney. When he first came on the scene, I knew of him only casually as the former Mass. Governor and as a "moderate." I assumed that he would be the moderate voice among the crazy/unrealistic stooges on stage, but then he inexplicably tacked right and ceded that ground to Huntsman (whom I would have voted for). While playing to your base is a necessity, albeit dirty and disingenuous, it was at this point that I developed my loathing for Mitt Romney. I was not that he was just pandering, it was that his contempt for the people he was pandering to was so obvious. Rather than persuade or half-truth, he mimicked insane talking points that everyone knew he didn't believe, and it became painfully obvious that he was willing to say whatever he thought that person wanted to hear.

Some would argue that Obama did the same thing during his first campaign, with the millions of naive promises and so fourth. I disagree. Obama was hopelessly naive, but his promises weren't lies, they were simply unrealistic. They also let people know where he wanted to take the country and what he believed he was trying to achieve. Romney has not only lied, but has also done so in a manner that is so insanely inconsistent that no one can even hope to know where he actually stands. This is the reason why the "47%" comment was so damaging, for once we actually knew what he was thinking. Maybe he could have defended his statement, but he didn't even try.

I guess the point of this rambling is that over the last year Romney has not just lied and been completely opaque about his intentions, but has consistently treated us as if we were dumb enough to believe it. The confused, blundering, and contemptuous responses he has shown over previous statements, tax returns, and "media bias" (ok, some of that was his wife and Ryan) have all shown a man who is not a loveable, befuddled aristocrat, but a man who honestly thinks that he can simply lie to your face and you will smile and nod. I guess he's not used to the help asking questions. Even more disturbing for me is that fact that despite this not having worked, and despite being exposed over and over, he still continues to BS rather than defend or illustrate his points. This leads me to believe he either has none, or his agenda is so limited in the scope of it's benefit that it will not play with the masses.
 
2012-10-01 12:41:58 PM  

MyRandomName: Obama isn't too fond of specifics either. He has no plan b. He is still running on his expensive jobs bill that already failed. In all his campaigning he has no specifics outside odds that. A magical 1 million jobs here or there with no specifics to achieve it. Liberals calling out Romney is hilarious. Look to your own house first.


The President's budget

If I post this in every thread, will you eventually read it? There's lots of good stuff in it, not just raw numbers.

Remember, Obama's argument is that the economy is improving. Outside of what's in that link, he's planning to stay the course.
 
2012-10-01 12:43:23 PM  

Delay: As soon as Romney picked Ryan and the conventions wrapped up, it became evident, by almost all polls that Obama will be re-elected. The stock market loves it.


That's just proof that all the pollsters are skewing their data. Clearly the market realizes that Romney is winning.
 
2012-10-01 12:43:58 PM  

Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.



Especially since the economy is in recovery and the DOW is at record highs.
 
2012-10-01 12:44:17 PM  
What more do we need to know?

Romney's details are cut taxes on the rich, raise them on the middle class and poor, increase defense spending, and repeal Obamacare.

I mean, who wouldn't want someone that can't do basic math in the White House?
 
2012-10-01 12:44:42 PM  

Mentat: Nadie_AZ: Don't forget people who want the banks, corporations and wall street to be reformed. Some of us think our issues will persist until we implement regulations that will benefit the average American worker, not the wealthy CEO, banker or day trader.

The Paulites seem to forget that the reason we have a Federal Reserve in the first place was because we got tired of asking JP Morgan to bail out the economy every ten years.


To them, that's a feature, not a bug.
 
2012-10-01 12:46:06 PM  

El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.


I'll eat a durian fruit if Romney jumps in the polls after the first debate.

//If I could find fresh durian in Oregon.
 
2012-10-01 12:47:47 PM  

jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.


Romney - like the trees, just the right height
 
2012-10-01 12:48:02 PM  

James F. Campbell: whistleridge: James F. Campbell: whistleridge: he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country

The man's a psychopath, you clown.

[citation needed]

I've got about as much evidence as you do for him being a "genuinely nice guy." Maybe more so, given that psychopaths are attracted to positions of power, lack empathy, blah blah blah. Look, there's a litany of traits associated with it. Go take a look at the PCL-R and see if it doesn't fit him.


Except that my statement is subjective and general, whereas yours is specific, condemnatory, and technical in a nature. A psychopath is a very exact psychological type, and is one that is both rare and extremely disturbing to contemplate in someone seriously contending for the highest office in the land. I don't need a citation to say he comes across as nice, if a bit douchey. You DO need a citation to evaluate him as a psychopath.
 
2012-10-01 12:52:13 PM  

meat0918: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

I'll eat a durian fruit if Romney jumps in the polls after the first debate.

//If I could find fresh durian in Oregon.


Let me tell you, even frozen it is still powerful. It asserts itself as soon as you open the package.
 
2012-10-01 12:56:39 PM  

Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.


Arent you tired of stating the same misinformed opinion over and over?
 
2012-10-01 01:00:19 PM  

ignatius_crumbcake: The truly sad part is that Mitt Romney remains the most electable person among the GOP Primary contenders.


Or, as the French would say, Romney is the "Derpe de la Derpe".
 
2012-10-01 01:02:07 PM  

Aidan: whistleridge: His obvious confusion and dismay are almost likeably pathetic. I mean, I'm still not going to vote for him (and I was a swing voter until the 47% bs), but I just can't summon the kind of visceral loathing for him that I have for, say, Gingrich, McConnell, Cheney, or W.

Barring the internet slap fight over what "murder" means, I found your post really interesting. I don't hear a lot from people who aren't pretty set in their ways, politically, so to view Romney through your eyes was new for me. I may disagree with you, but I got new information from you, so that's cool.


I think Romney actually believes the whole Mormon charity, be good, govern-from-the-middle shtick that he used to run Massachusetts. I think if he had his druthers, he would prefer to govern the US in the same way.

Unfortunately, I also believe he's just like McCain in that, if burning his entire past and all of his principles to sell enough derp to win the GOP nomination is what it takes to maybe get him into the White House, he'll do it. He really wants to be President. And he might even be a mediocre one. But there's just no way I can vote for the GOP establishment and viewpoints that he would bring in with him, especially not when he's so out of touch that he can say something like the 47% comment. I was already highly unimpressed by his trip to Europe, but that did it for me. And judging from the other swing voters I know, I'm far from the only one.
 
2012-10-01 01:06:31 PM  

Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height


Romney - He enjoys sport and knows several Nascar team owners.

Romney - New version 2.0 with 50% less obvious contempt!
 
2012-10-01 01:06:53 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: MyRandomName: Obama isn't too fond of specifics either. He has no plan b. He is still running on his expensive jobs bill that already failed. In all his campaigning he has no specifics outside odds that. A magical 1 million jobs here or there with no specifics to achieve it. Liberals calling out Romney is hilarious. Look to your own house first.

The President's budget

If I post this in every thread, will you eventually read it? There's lots of good stuff in it, not just raw numbers.

Remember, Obama's argument is that the economy is improving. Outside of what's in that link, he's planning to stay the course.


There's also specifics in many of Obama's weekly addresses. It doesn't matter, though. Until Obama can convince Fox News or whatever shiathole of a blog that guy reads to cover those specifics, he will continue to believe they do not exist.
 
2012-10-01 01:07:03 PM  

Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height


"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."
 
2012-10-01 01:10:05 PM  

Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height


Romney - Won't shoot you in the face with a shotgun and make you apologize.
 
2012-10-01 01:10:19 PM  

El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.


THEN he'll set his hair on fire.
 
2012-10-01 01:11:30 PM  

TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."


Romney - In your heart, you know he's white.
 
2012-10-01 01:12:27 PM  

whistleridge: Aidan: whistleridge: His obvious confusion and dismay are almost likeably pathetic. I mean, I'm still not going to vote for him (and I was a swing voter until the 47% bs), but I just can't summon the kind of visceral loathing for him that I have for, say, Gingrich, McConnell, Cheney, or W.

Barring the internet slap fight over what "murder" means, I found your post really interesting. I don't hear a lot from people who aren't pretty set in their ways, politically, so to view Romney through your eyes was new for me. I may disagree with you, but I got new information from you, so that's cool.

I think Romney actually believes the whole Mormon charity, be good, govern-from-the-middle shtick that he used to run Massachusetts. I think if he had his druthers, he would prefer to govern the US in the same way.

Unfortunately, I also believe he's just like McCain in that, if burning his entire past and all of his principles to sell enough derp to win the GOP nomination is what it takes to maybe get him into the White House, he'll do it. He really wants to be President. And he might even be a mediocre one. But there's just no way I can vote for the GOP establishment and viewpoints that he would bring in with him, especially not when he's so out of touch that he can say something like the 47% comment. I was already highly unimpressed by his trip to Europe, but that did it for me. And judging from the other swing voters I know, I'm far from the only one.


I don't. I haven't seen anything about Romney that doesn't say 'entitled opportunist.' He'll say anything, lie about anything just because the only sincerely held belief he has is that he was born, destined to be President.
He's a huckster.
Mormon charity, be good? What the hell is that? Use the Church to subvert a vote in another state to expound hatred? I haven't heard any of that alleged 'govern from the center' moderate thing from folks who actually lived through his (half) term in office in MA.
I don't think he's a 'good guy who just wants to do right.' I think he's an arrogant, elitist, entitled prick who's only out for his own personal financial gain, even if it comes at the expense of a worker, a state or the whole damn country.
 
2012-10-01 01:12:48 PM  

TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."


Romney - All things to all people. All of the time.

Romney - White. Male. Windsock.
 
2012-10-01 01:13:41 PM  

whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney


No. They are war criminals. Just like whoever shot Marcos Sanchez-Equihua dead last Wednesday is a murderer.
 
2012-10-01 01:16:29 PM  

James F. Campbell: whistleridge: he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country

The man's a psychopath, you clown.


I think he's more of a sociopath.
 
2012-10-01 01:16:48 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

No. They are war criminals. Just like whoever shot Marcos Sanchez-Equihua dead last Wednesday is a murderer.


Evidence?
 
2012-10-01 01:20:37 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - All things to all people. All of the time.

Romney - White. Male. Windsock.


Romney - appropriate smiles gauranteed in nearly 60% of all situations
 
2012-10-01 01:21:13 PM  

propasaurus: I don't. I haven't seen anything about Romney that doesn't say 'entitled opportunist.' He'll say anything, lie about anything just because the only sincerely held belief he has is that he was born, destined to be President.
He's a huckster.
Mormon charity, be good? What the hell is that? Use the Church to subvert a vote in another state to expound hatred? I haven't heard any of that alleged 'govern from the center' moderate thing from folks who actually lived through his (half) term in office in MA.
I don't thin ...


I used to think that about him. But as time has gone by, I just don't think he has necessary evil in him to maintain that sort of thing. He looks to bewildered.

You look at Cheney, and you just know that he's a cold-hearted son of a biatch who will gun you down without so much as a twitch if that's what he thinks he needs to do to accomplish his aims. Romney isn't like that. He's a people pleaser. He's made a whole life and career out of looking good, telling people what they want to hear, and then twisting that eeeeever so slightly so that he comes out ahead.

I'm not saying the man's a saint. For God's sake, he's a politician. But so far as national politicians go, when I compare him to, say, Boehner, he's almost a simpering momma's boy by comparison.
 
2012-10-01 01:24:12 PM  

HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white.

 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.
 
Xai
2012-10-01 01:26:12 PM  
holy sheet - presidential forecast is 1.9% chance of romney win
 
2012-10-01 01:26:59 PM  

Xai: holy sheet - presidential forecast is 1.9% chance of romney win


Don't worry. there's still plenty of time for Obama to catch up.
 
2012-10-01 01:27:45 PM  

whistleridge: demaL-demaL-yeH: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

No. They are war criminals. Just like whoever shot Marcos Sanchez-Equihua dead last Wednesday is a murderer.

Evidence?


Same in both cases: Unnecessarily dead civilians.
 
2012-10-01 01:28:34 PM  

chocolate covered poop: More_Like_A_Stain: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - All things to all people. All of the time.

Romney - White. Male. Windsock.

Romney - appropriate smiles gauranteed in nearly 60% of all situations


"Romney - He'll open the windows on the plane"
 
2012-10-01 01:31:01 PM  

MSFT: chocolate covered poop: More_Like_A_Stain: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - All things to all people. All of the time.

Romney - White. Male. Windsock.

Romney - appropriate smiles gauranteed in nearly 60% of all situations

"Romney - He'll open the windows on the plane"


Romney - Has a roof rack and knows how to use it.
 
2012-10-01 01:33:06 PM  
He's staying quiet because the worse case scenario IS the plan
 
2012-10-01 01:33:10 PM  

lemurs: Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.

So long Romney is unwilling or unable to offer any concrete alternatives on how he'd grow the economy better, he'll be unable to get any traction on it. "Tax cuts for rich people" or doing "the opposite of Obama" aren't compelling policies.


Another four years of "Bush did it" and "the rich are evil" appears to be the answer.
 
2012-10-01 01:34:47 PM  

whistleridge: demaL-demaL-yeH: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

No. They are war criminals. Just like whoever shot Marcos Sanchez-Equihua dead last Wednesday is a murderer.

Evidence?


Now that the one-liner is out of the way, we could start and stop with the invasion of a sovereign nation under false pretenses.
But I'll flesh it out with the authorization and use of torture on prisoners.
I'll even spice it up a bit with the extraterritorial kidnapping of civilian political refugees and returning them to their countries of origin.
 
2012-10-01 01:35:01 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: MSFT: chocolate covered poop: More_Like_A_Stain: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - All things to all people. All of the time.

Romney - White. Male. Windsock.

Romney - appropriate smiles gauranteed in nearly 60% of all situations

"Romney - He'll open the windows on the plane"

Romney - Has a roof rack and knows how to use it.


"Romney - Look, clouds"
 
2012-10-01 01:35:46 PM  

Cletus C.: lemurs: Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.

So long Romney is unwilling or unable to offer any concrete alternatives on how he'd grow the economy better, he'll be unable to get any traction on it. "Tax cuts for rich people" or doing "the opposite of Obama" aren't compelling policies.

Another four years of "Bush did it" and "the rich are evil" appears to be the answer.


"Cletus - 0 hours since last stupid comment"
 
2012-10-01 01:35:51 PM  

Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.


Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!
 
2012-10-01 01:36:01 PM  

whistleridge: Romney isn't like that. He's a people pleaser. He's made a whole life and career out of looking good, telling people what they want to hear, and then twisting that eeeeever so slightly so that he comes out ahead.


The guy came out and smirking when American diplomats were killed overseas because he thought that it would win him points against Obama. That is a complete lack of empathy and the point when any small amount of respect I still had for the guy vanished. It's one of the most disgusting displays I've ever seen in politics.
 
2012-10-01 01:36:12 PM  

Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"


"Romney - Just the right height."
 
2012-10-01 01:36:36 PM  

Xai: holy sheet - presidential forecast is 1.9% chance of romney win


Yeah, but when you unskew that, the statisticals show a full 2% chance of a Romney win.
 
2012-10-01 01:36:50 PM  
Dammit - someone beat me to it.
 
2012-10-01 01:38:18 PM  

Cletus C.: Romney: But those people are just bumps in the road, right?


i.imgur.com 

NAILED IT.
 
2012-10-01 01:38:31 PM  

HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!


Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.
 
2012-10-01 01:38:39 PM  

Graffito: Dammit - someone beat me to it.


"Graffito - Still ahead of Romney"
 
2012-10-01 01:38:53 PM  
Whatever people might imagine about Romney's tax plan, just like his 2009 taxes, is still better than the real thing as far as Romney is concerned.
 
2012-10-01 01:39:05 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - All things to all people. All of the time.

Romney - White. Male. Windsock.


It's an improvement over their old slogan:

i158.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-01 01:39:22 PM  
Latin Romney can fix this

a.abcnews.com
 
2012-10-01 01:40:24 PM  

efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.


"Romney - Only kills hobos for sport"
 
2012-10-01 01:40:48 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-01 01:41:37 PM  

efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.


Romney - He's more machine now than man.
 
2012-10-01 01:42:34 PM  

imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."


"Romney - It's nothing personal".

The beauty of this is that, like the famous New Yorker cartoon caption, it works in almost any circumstances.
 
2012-10-01 01:45:35 PM  

Cletus C.: Another four years of "Bush did it" and "the rich are evil" appears to be the answer.


Haha. Wut. We know what Obama's financial policies are, because they're in the budgets he submits. Like 'em or not, at least they're out in the open.

We have no idea what Romney's actual policies are. He's unwilling to commit by saying "the economy is faltering because of X, so I'm proposing to put $Y million toward Z". Running as the not-Obama candidate without any specifics is getting him killed at the polls and will surely lose him the election.
 
2012-10-01 01:46:00 PM  

czetie: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

"Romney - It's nothing personal".

The beauty of this is that, like the famous New Yorker cartoon caption, it works in almost any circumstances.


Romney - You don't need to see the details of his plan. These aren't the tax returns you're looking for. He can go about his business.
 
2012-10-01 01:46:29 PM  

HighOnCraic: efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.

Romney - He's more machine now than man.


Romney - Niagara Falls! Slowly, I turned...
 
2012-10-01 01:49:03 PM  

gilgigamesh: 2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.


I think the country is going in the wrong direction but I don't blame Obama.

Think of it this way; I want the country to go north. Obama wants to take the country north. The Republicans want the country to go south and keep messing with the rudder so we're going northeast. Sure we're not going in the direction I want to go but if you think that means I want to go south you're nuts.
 
2012-10-01 01:50:01 PM  
On Fox News Sunday, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said "it would take too long to go through all of the math." On NBC's Meet The Press, Romney surrogate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie retorted that Romney has laid out his broad vision but "he's not an accountant."

www.untoldentertainment.com
 
2012-10-01 01:51:36 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.

Romney - He's more machine now than man.

Romney - Niagara Falls! Slowly, I turned...


Romney - He knows exactly how many houses he owns.
 
2012-10-01 01:52:18 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: whistleridge: demaL-demaL-yeH: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

No. They are war criminals. Just like whoever shot Marcos Sanchez-Equihua dead last Wednesday is a murderer.

Evidence?

Now that the one-liner is out of the way, we could start and stop with the invasion of a sovereign nation under false pretenses.


If it hadn't been authorized by Congress (a freely elected and freely acting Congress), that would bear more weight. As it is, it's a middling case at best. Much weaker than the case against Truman or McNamara, which I don't see you getting all hot about.

But I'll flesh it out with the authorization and use of torture on prisoners.

I agree fully that there's a case to be made. But until it hits a court, it's an unfounded accusation only. Just as your Marcos Sanchez-Equihua example is nothing more than a dead body and potentially murderous circumstances. But it could just as easily be manslaughter or self-defense. We don't know, until it's established in a court of law.

I'll even spice it up a bit with the extraterritorial kidnapping of civilian political refugees and returning them to their countries of origin.

Hmm...is that a war crime though? Potentially criminal, yes - but also potentially within the normal course of intelligence operations. We certainly did those things before during the Cold War. Or are you saying there's a sell-by date on these things?

I'm not trying to defend those actions, btw. I'm saying that you need to be consistent. It's either a war crime in every instance, at which point you should be super hot about a number of other Americans, including several examples listed before, or it's not. Your focus on the one and not the other suggests a politically motivated witch hunt, historical ignorance, or both.

It's almost as though this sort of thing should be sorted out in courts of law and under rules of evidence, rather than by internet flamers on some website. Which was my original point.
 
2012-10-01 01:53:58 PM  

Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"


oh fer crissakes! I just cleaned this screen this morning!!!!


*applaud*
 
2012-10-01 01:55:01 PM  

MSFT: Cletus C.: lemurs: Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.

So long Romney is unwilling or unable to offer any concrete alternatives on how he'd grow the economy better, he'll be unable to get any traction on it. "Tax cuts for rich people" or doing "the opposite of Obama" aren't compelling policies.

Another four years of "Bush did it" and "the rich are evil" appears to be the answer.

"Cletus - 0 hours since last stupid comment"


I also respect your opinions.
 
2012-10-01 01:55:58 PM  

HighOnCraic: More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.

Romney - He's more machine now than man.

Romney - Niagara Falls! Slowly, I turned...

Romney - He knows exactly how many houses he owns.


Romney - Missionary. In France. shiats in a bucket.
 
2012-10-01 01:59:15 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.

Romney - He's more machine now than man.

Romney - Niagara Falls! Slowly, I turned...

Romney - He knows exactly how many houses he owns.

Romney - Missionary. In France. shiats in a bucket.


Romney - Humanitarian. In favor of free hair styling to the gay community.
 
2012-10-01 02:01:10 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.

Romney - He's more machine now than man.

Romney - Niagara Falls! Slowly, I turned...

Romney - He knows exactly how many houses he owns.

Romney - Missionary. In France. shiats in a bucket.


Romney - His chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... His two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... His three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the teachings of Joseph Smith.... His four...no... Amongst his weapons.... Amongst his weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.... He'll come in again.
 
2012-10-01 02:07:06 PM  

whistleridge: demaL-demaL-yeH: whistleridge: demaL-demaL-yeH: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

No. They are war criminals. Just like whoever shot Marcos Sanchez-Equihua dead last Wednesday is a murderer.

Evidence?

Now that the one-liner is out of the way, we could start and stop with the invasion of a sovereign nation under false pretenses.

If it hadn't been authorized by Congress (a freely elected and freely acting Congress), that would bear more weight. As it is, it's a middling case at best. Much weaker than the case against Truman or McNamara, which I don't see you getting all hot about.

But I'll flesh it out with the authorization and use of torture on prisoners.

I agree fully that there's a case to be made. But until it hits a court, it's an unfounded accusation only. Just as your Marcos Sanchez-Equihua example is nothing more than a dead body and potentially murderous circumstances. But it could just as easily be manslaughter or self-defense. We don't know, until it's established in a court of law.

I'll even spice it up a bit with the extraterritorial kidnapping of civilian political refugees and returning them to their countries of origin.

Hmm...is that a war crime though? Potentially criminal, yes - but also potentially within the normal course of intelligence operations. We certainly did those things before during the Cold War. Or are you saying there's a sell-by date on these things?

I'm not trying to defend those actions, btw. I'm saying that you need to be consistent. It's either a war crime in every instance, at ...


So...interesting off-topic threadjack you've got going.
 
2012-10-01 02:10:17 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.


For the last few months I've been saying that you have to go back to the Dukakis campaign to find anything this mind-bogglingly incompetent, but I believe the Romney campaign has surpassed Dukakis in this category. This is the worst run campaign I've seen in my life time. With the economy still in sad shape, Romney should be winning handily at this point. (Yes, I realize a lot of people are rightfully pinning the blame for the economy on the end of the Bush administration, which is softening Obama's problems.)
 
2012-10-01 02:22:28 PM  

whistleridge:
But that'shiatler, one of history's truly incontrovertible cases. W. and Cheney...it's much more grey-area. And you would need a trial, and lots of evidence to sort it out. So I stick by my original assertion: you could make a charge, but as things stand right now, I doubt you could even put together enough evidence to convene a grand jury, much less call them to trial.


The filter was Godwin'd!!!
 
2012-10-01 02:24:52 PM  

Dog Welder: This is the worst run campaign I've seen in my life time.


That's unfair...

To Herman Cain, who set such a high bar in the first place.
 
2012-10-01 02:29:09 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.

Romney - He's more machine now than man.

Romney - Niagara Falls! Slowly, I turned...

Romney - He knows exactly how many houses he owns.

Romney - Missionary. In France. shiats in a bucket.

Romney - Humanitarian. In favor of free hair styling to the gay community.


Romney - He usually issues a Spoiler Alert in case he's talking about a movie you haven't seen yet.
 
2012-10-01 02:35:27 PM  

propasaurus: oldernell: I really think the "debates" will be pretty bland with nothing exciting happening. I am glad the gop is so blind that they can't realize that they've got the right wingers anyways, and could ease up on the hard core stuff to attract some moderates.

I don't think they do have the rabid right wingers. If Romney suddenly tacked to center and became more moderate, he might pick up a few independents, but there would be a huge swath of spittle flecked teabaggers who would stay home on election day. The only way Romney is keeping this race as close as it seems to be is by appealing to the hard right.


Or even worse, exit the party and take the Tea Party independent.

Most people don't remember, but for a very short time there the Tea Party was seriously an independent movement threatening to shatter the Republican party. Recognizing this, the top Republican Brass coopted the party for its own purposes in order to prevent shattering the party and making conservativism a lost cause for the next decade.

I honestly think Obama's win this November will cause the rift to reopen. However, instead of the TP splitting off, now that prominent TP'ers have been promoted high in the party, they will have themselves a grand ol' purge instead. They will blame Romney for being far too liberal and drive the more moderate elements of the party out on their own.

This is essentially the last shot the Republicans, with their current platform, will ever have at the presidency, and they're going to lose it big time. By 2016 there will be far less moderates in the party and they sure as hell will not let any more moderates on the national ticket. I doubt Chris Christie will even have a shot in 2016. I would look for someone like Ryan (though not Ryan himself, now that he's got Romney's losing stench all over him) who appeals to the rabid frothing-at-the-mouth crowd. 2012 will be the last presidential election where Caucasians are the majority demographic in America. By 2016, all minorities combined will add up to over 50% of the population and there's simply no way this party can win with its current "colored skin = scary!" platform.

So in effect, I still truly believe we're seeing the Republican party fade into obscurity on the national level. They're not going to go gently into the night; they're going to go kicking and screaming, trying to destroy everything along the way, but they're toast unless they change their ways; and all indications are that they're changing them for the worse.
 
2012-10-01 02:35:50 PM  

Dog Welder: For the last few months I've been saying that you have to go back to the Dukakis campaign to find anything this mind-bogglingly incompetent, but I believe the Romney campaign has surpassed Dukakis in this category. This is the worst run campaign I've seen in my life time.


Honestly, Romney's campaign jumped from "Amusingly bumbling" to "The most incompetent in American history" the moment he insulted the British government, right back at the beginning of American Borat's World Tour. Even Dukakis - hell, even Palin wouldn't have farked that one up.

And somehow, it's only gotten worse from there.
 
2012-10-01 02:39:31 PM  

sprawl15: Dog Welder: This is the worst run campaign I've seen in my life time.

That's unfair...

To Herman Cain, who set such a high bar in the first place.


Two points of clarity

1) Most incompetent national campaign not primary campaign
2) Herman Cain was not a candidate he was a piece of elaborate performance theater. I am not convinced that it isn't Andy Kaufman in black face.
 
2012-10-01 02:40:32 PM  

soporific: More_Like_A_Stain: More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: More_Like_A_Stain: HighOnCraic: efgeise: HighOnCraic: Rann Xerox: HighOnCraic: TaterTot_HotDish: Girl On Couch: jayhawk88: coyo: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.

Romney - Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

Romeny - Only needs to be restarted every two weeks.

Romney - He's more machine now than man.

Romney - Niagara Falls! Slowly, I turned...

Romney - He knows exactly how many houses he owns.

Romney - Missionary. In France. shiats in a bucket.

Romney - Humanitarian. In favor of free hair styling to the gay community.

Romney - He usually issues a Spoiler Alert in case he's talking about a movie you haven't seen yet.


Romney - Let US immanentize the Eschaton!
 
2012-10-01 02:45:23 PM  
Romney - Best we could do.
 
2012-10-01 02:52:44 PM  

whistleridge: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

The more I watch events unfold, the more I think Romney is less of a partisan stooge than he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country; the only problem is, he's never had to fight or work hard for anything in his entire life, so here is being personable, friendly, and possessing of good hair like usual, only everyone's not instantly liking him and gravitating towards him this time, and he can't fathom why not. He's put on the good suit, he's paid the good speech writers, he's traveled the country and shaken the hands...why isn't it working??

His obvious confusion and dismay are almost likeably pathetic. I mean, I'm still not going to vote for him (and I was a swing voter until the 47% bs), but I just can't summon the kind of visceral loathing for him that I have for, say, Gingrich, McConnell, Cheney, or W.


I have seen nothing that supports that he is a good man and has America's best interest at heart. I can't post youtube links at works but look up Mitt and patient needing medical marihuana to see his comple lack of empathy.
 
2012-10-01 02:52:50 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Ehh: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

"Romney - No proof that he's ever eaten a baby"


"Romney - Have fun in Nam!"
 
2012-10-01 02:53:39 PM  

Cletus C.: It's amazing that Obama's economy can be such a sucky, suck, suck and Romney is the one on the defensive.


Well it could be that the economy before Obama was worse and the new guy wanted to go back to the policies that created the suckier suck.
 
2012-10-01 02:54:52 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee Sanka postum most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

FTFY


FTFY
 
2012-10-01 02:55:36 PM  

Tigger: Two points of clarity

1) Most incompetent national campaign not primary campaign
2) Herman Cain was not a candidate he was a piece of elaborate performance theater. I am not convinced that it isn't Andy Kaufman in black face.


I'm utterly boggled that 9/9/9 is still more substantial a policy than the Romney campaign has put forward.
 
2012-10-01 02:57:40 PM  
Incorrect, He has a third option. He can call Obama a liar and accuse him of speaking without knowing the facts (which is true because the "facts" or Romney's positions exist as a superposition of wave functions that won't collapse until the positions are polled.) and his base will eat it up and say Obama is being "mean," and doesn't know what he's talking about.
 
2012-10-01 03:00:45 PM  

Crocodilly_Pontifex: Incorrect, He has a third option. He can call Obama a liar and accuse him of speaking without knowing the facts (which is true because the "facts" or Romney's positions exist as a superposition of wave functions that won't collapse until the positions are polled.) and his base will eat it up and say Obama is being "mean," and doesn't know what he's talking about.


i.imgur.com

Didn't work out so well for the last guy to call the President a liar on live television.
 
2012-10-01 03:04:24 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: HotWingConspiracy: What happened to this guy being some heavy hitter with fiscal issues?

You're supposed to enjoy Paul Ryan like "Prometheus." It makes absolutely no sense, but it's cool if you're already into that sort of thing.- pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) October 1, 2012


I understood Prometheus. It wasn't that hard if you paid attention.

I also understand Ryan. He's hiding the fact that they're going to rape and pillage the middle class and give it all to the super rich
 
2012-10-01 03:06:39 PM  

whistleridge: demaL-demaL-yeH:No. They are war criminals. Just like whoever shot Marcos Sanchez-Equihua dead last Wednesday is a murderer.

Evidence?

Now that the one-liner is out of the way, we could start and stop with the invasion of a sovereign nation under false pretenses.

If it hadn't been authorized by Congress (a freely elected and freely acting Congress), that would bear more weight. As it is, it's a middling case at best. Much weaker than the case against Truman or McNamara, which I don't see you getting all hot about.


No. Even with Congress authorizing use of force, it is still the invasion of a sovereign nation under false pretenses, which is still a violation of the 1907 Hague Convention. And both Truman and McNamara are dead.

But I'll flesh it out with the authorization and use of torture on prisoners.

I agree fully that there's a case to be made. But until it hits a court, it's an unfounded accusation only. Just as your Marcos Sanchez-Equihua example is nothing more than a dead body and potentially murderous circumstances. But it could just as easily be manslaughter or self-defense. We don't know, until it's established in a court of law.


No, it's a stone cold fact: When a former POTUS and Vice President both admit, orally and in writing, to authorizing the waterboarding of prisoners, it is a public confession of committing war crimes. We've prosecuted our own soldiers and Marines for torture for waterboarding prisoners. We have prosecuted and even executed Japanese officers for torture for waterboarding prisoners. It is an explicit violation of Common Article Three of the Third 1949 Geneva Convention, to which the United States is a signatory.

I'll even spice it up a bit with the extraterritorial kidnapping of civilian political refugees and returning them to their countries of origin.

Hmm...is that a war crime though? Potentially criminal, yes - but also potentially within the normal course of intelligence operations. We certainly did those things before during the Cold War. Or are you saying there's a sell-by date on these things?


Article Three of the United Nations Convention Against Torture, of which the United States is a signatory says that you are wrong.

Back on topic: Romney's is a typical Republican stance: Criticize and say you'll do better. They don't have better ideas because the Democrats are already implementing the few workable (not good, just workable) ideas they had. Anything to flesh out their current set of stupid "proposals" would shine a spotlight on their mendacity, pants on fire on head retardedness, and duplicity.
 
2012-10-01 03:08:03 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Crocodilly_Pontifex: Incorrect, He has a third option. He can call Obama a liar and accuse him of speaking without knowing the facts (which is true because the "facts" or Romney's positions exist as a superposition of wave functions that won't collapse until the positions are polled.) and his base will eat it up and say Obama is being "mean," and doesn't know what he's talking about.

[i.imgur.com image 480x306]

Didn't work out so well for the last guy to call the President a liar on live television.


he would only call him a liar if it had already polled well. (ZING!)
 
2012-10-01 03:14:02 PM  

whistleridge: demaL-demaL-yeH: whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.

At best, they're people who have been accused of giving orders that led to war crimes, but even then there isn't even an arraignment under way that I know of. This is one of those details wherein the devil resides.

/ I can't believe I just defended W. and Cheney

No. They are war criminals. Just like whoever shot Marcos Sanchez-Equihua dead last Wednesday is a murderer.

Evidence?


Their autobiographies. Both Bush and Cheney boast of having people tortured, and of initiating aggressive war.
 
2012-10-01 03:16:00 PM  

Hobodeluxe: I understood Prometheus. It wasn't that hard if you paid attention.


...but did you understand Bob?
 
2012-10-01 03:19:02 PM  

sprawl15: Hobodeluxe: I understood Prometheus. It wasn't that hard if you paid attention.

...but did you understand Bob?


Was it just me or was "Prometheus" a different version of the polished turd named "Star Wars Ep. 1: The Phantom Menace"?
 
2012-10-01 03:22:20 PM  
"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny.
 

Romney - Hasn't mistreated a dog since 1983.
 
2012-10-01 03:23:15 PM  

oldernell: I really think the "debates" will be pretty bland with nothing exciting happening. I am glad the gop is so blind that they can't realize that they've got the right wingers anyways, and could ease up on the hard core stuff to attract some moderates.


But they don't. One of the biggest fears right now is that the crazies will just stay home.
 
2012-10-01 03:25:21 PM  

Rwa2play: sprawl15: Hobodeluxe: I understood Prometheus. It wasn't that hard if you paid attention.

...but did you understand Bob?

Was it just me or was "Prometheus" a different version of the polished turd named "Star Wars Ep. 1: The Phantom Menace"?


I thought it was an allegory for To Kill a Mockingbird. Think of the black slime as Boo Radley and the whole movie becomes clear.
 
2012-10-01 03:29:51 PM  
This normally wouldn't be a problem if Romney hasn't made so many idiotic remarks that only have a finite range of solutions, and an even smaller subset that is at all even probable to come to pass.

It's a situation where even with with the most idiotic and moronic math and assumptions, Romney-Ryan still have to fark over a LOT of people. There's not avoiding it.

It's right up there with the realization that cutting 'all' discretionary spending won't close the deficit. Not possible.

And they're going to say as much. "Even with the rosiest of rosy assumptions, my opponent will still fark you in the cornhole with a rusty length of rebar."
 
2012-10-01 03:30:45 PM  

MSFT: "Romney - Only kills hobos for sport"


Well, at least that puts him ahead of Cheney.

Teri Smith Tyler, Plaintiff, v. James Carter, William Clinton, Ross Perot, American Cyanamid, Iron Mountain Security Corporation, Defense Intelligence Agency, IBM, David Rockerfeller, Rockerfeller Fund, BCCI, Nasa, Defendants.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

92 Civ. 8658 (CSH)



Plaintiff Teri Smith Tyler, appearing pro se, ... contends she is a cyborg, and that she received most of the information which forms the basis for her complaint, through "proteus", which I read to be some silent, telepathic form of communication. See complaint, at 1, and Affidavit accompanying November 1993 Order to Show Cause, at P g. She asserts that the defendants are involved in the "Iron Mountain Plan", which provides for the reinstitutionalization of slavery and "bloodsports" (which she identifies as death-hunting [n1] and witch-hunting), and the oppression of political dissidents, herself included. Plaintiff's complaint alleges a number of personal indignities visited upon her by defendants: "strafing of my dormitory room by planes and helicopters, the electronic bugging of my student rooms and apartments, deliberate noise harassment, blasting of loud rock music with lyrics designed for witch-hunts (music about social pariahs) . . . students following me around to prevent me from studying, whispering campaigns and social ostrification . . ." Complaint, at 1-2. Plaintiff also makes the following allegations against the defendants. Former President Jimmy Carter was the secret head of the Ku Klux Klan; Bill Clinton is the biological son of Jimmy Carter; President Clinton and Ross Perot have made fortunes in the death-hunting industry, and are responsible for the murder of at least 10 million black women in concentration camps, their bodies sold for meat and their skin turned into leather products. The defendants are also responsible for breeding farms, which turn out 2,000 black girls a year, who are then sold for recreational murder or as human pets. Additionally, the defendants utilize weather control and earthquake technology to threaten other countries that object to the Iron Mountain plan.
[...]
Plaintiff claims to have confronted Secretary of Defense Cheney with evidence of this allegation. Cheney, through "proteus", purportedly told the plaintiff, "Well, we were so sick and tired of killing black girls. We just had to put some variety back into our death-hunting industry. And they (Persians) are incredibly beautiful. The beauty of the face heightens the pleasure of the kill. I know of no higher pleasure than the gang-rape of exceedingly beautiful people."
 
2012-10-01 03:30:47 PM  

mrshowrules: I love the photo.

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 652x360]

Obama in an obvious state of severe stress and anxiety before the upcoming debate. I haven't seen him wound up this tightly since his speech at Press Correspondents dinner attended by the Donald.


In preparation, he's doing his troll-face exercises.
 
2012-10-01 03:46:01 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: Well it could be that the economy before Obama was worse and the new guy wanted to go back to the policies that created the suckier suck.


That's true, but historically the American electorate doesn't vote that way. When the economy is bad it's "throw the rascals out" regardless of which rascals were responsible for the poor economy in the first place.

It's rather heartening that Americans appear to be taking a more nuanced view this election cycle.
 
2012-10-01 03:46:04 PM  
Holy zombie rat baked pile of dog feces. How screwed up of an individual do you have to be to support a guy whose web site has absolutely no economic plan of any kind because the other guy's 150 page pdf isn't detailed enough.
 
2012-10-01 03:53:08 PM  

Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"


Well, darn, he just won over all the Team Fortress 2 players out there.
 
2012-10-01 03:55:23 PM  

andrewagill: MSFT: "Romney - Only kills hobos for sport"

Well, at least that puts him ahead of Cheney.


wtfamireading.jpg
 
2012-10-01 03:59:41 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.


I keep reading this looking for the punchline.
 
2012-10-01 04:00:30 PM  

bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."


Going with my Team Fortress 2 theme:

"I am a robot! I am here to take American jobs!"
 
2012-10-01 04:01:11 PM  

RminusQ: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

I keep reading this looking for the punchline.


There ya go.
 
2012-10-01 04:02:37 PM  

Geotpf: Well, darn, he just won over all the Team Fortress 2 players out there.


media.tumblr.com

/GENTLEMEN.
 
2012-10-01 04:07:37 PM  

propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."


Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!
 
2012-10-01 04:09:49 PM  

Dog Welder: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

For the last few months I've been saying that you have to go back to the Dukakis campaign to find anything this mind-bogglingly incompetent, but I believe the Romney campaign has surpassed Dukakis in this category. This is the worst run campaign I've seen in my life time. With the economy still in sad shape, Romney should be winning handily at this point. (Yes, I realize a lot of people are rightfully pinning the blame for the economy on the end of the Bush administration, which is softening Obama's problems.)


Interestingly, I think one could argue that the best campaign pretty much always wins, no matter what the state of the economy is, or the mood of the electorate, or any other factor.

Obama's campaign is better than Romney's.
Obama's campaign was better than McCain's.
Bush's campaign was better than Kerry's.
Bush's campaign was better than Gore's (part of the campaign in that case includes the legal manuvering in Florida after the election).
Clinton's campaign was better than Dole's (most arguable of this list, considering both candidates sleptwalked through it, with Clinton guaranteed an easy victory).
Clinton's campaign was better than Bush's.
Bush's campaign was better than Dukakis's.
Reagan's campaign was better than Mondale's.
Reagan's campaign was better than Carter's.
Carter's campaign was better than Ford's.

I don't think anybody can argue about any of the above.
 
2012-10-01 04:13:18 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: That's true, but historically the American electorate doesn't vote that way. When the economy is bad it's "throw the rascals out" regardless of which rascals were responsible for the poor economy in the first place.

It's rather heartening that Americans appear to be taking a more nuanced view this election cycle.


When the economy is perceived as being bad, the electorate is willing to hear from a candidate who says "I'm going to change things to be good again through the use of policies X, Y and Z". And, if those policies have some intuitive sense that they might work through good salesmanship, the candidate has a pretty good shot.

But when Romney comes along and says "things are bad and I'll change them to be good again, but won't tell you how until later", there's the sense he doesn't really know how to fix things. So he looks like the political equivalent of the "I have no idea what I'm doing" dog picture.
 
2012-10-01 04:18:36 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Back on topic: Romney's is a typical Republican stance: Criticize and say you'll do better. They don't have better ideas because the Democrats are already implementing the few workable (not good, just workable) ideas they had. Anything to flesh out their current set of stupid "proposals" would shine a spotlight on their mendacity, pants on fire on head retardedness, and duplicity.


1. Call it what you want. Until a court acts on it, it's just blather. And I'll bet you $100 to a handful of sand that nothing ever comes of that blather, and that both men will live out the remainder of their lives without being so much as inconvenienced by said blather. I wish it were otherwise, but it's not a crime until it's tried.

2. No disagreement there. Romney's a pretty talking head. But if he's an evil one, it's the most pathetic brand of evil I've seen in awhile. He's evil the way Lumbergh from Office Space is evil, not the way Pol Pot was evil, or the way Cheney is evil. Yawn.
 
2012-10-01 04:20:05 PM  

whistleridge: Tigger: Two of those people are actual war criminals. I'm just saying.

No, they're not. War criminals are people who have been indicted, tried, and found guilty in a court with standing to try such things.



Actually, one can be a criminal without being caught. If I steal from you and get away with it, I am still a criminal. You're thinking of convicted criminals.
 
2012-10-01 04:21:16 PM  

gilgigamesh: Tigger: gilgigamesh: mrshowrules: gilgigamesh: 2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.

Congress has a 10% approval rating. Obama has a 46% approval rating.

Only 36% think the country is headed in the right direction.

What was your observation again because I couldn't follow your logic?

That a supermajority of Americans believe we are heading in the wrong direction as a nation, but the contender sucks so much ass they are still overwhelmingly going to vote for the incumbent.

I think I see your problem. Have you harmonised all of your statisticals yet?

Well am I wrong?

No. No, I'm not.


I think what he's driving at is that the general perception is that Obama is trying to turn the country around, but is being hampered by an obstructionist Congress. Which is a bit surprising; I mean, it's largely true, but I'm surprised to see people not laying every ounce of blame at the President's feet and ignoring the fact that he isn't a dictator.
 
2012-10-01 04:33:03 PM  

Tigger: sprawl15: Dog Welder: This is the worst run campaign I've seen in my life time.

That's unfair...

To Herman Cain, who set such a high bar in the first place.

Two points of clarity

1) Most incompetent national campaign not primary campaign
2) Herman Cain was not a candidate he was a piece of elaborate performance theater. I am not convinced that it isn't Andy Kaufman in black face.


I'm not convinced Mitt Romney isn't Jon Huntsman in Latinoface.
 
2012-10-01 04:44:02 PM  

whistleridge: James F. Campbell: whistleridge: James F. Campbell: whistleridge: he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country

The man's a psychopath, you clown.

[citation needed]

I've got about as much evidence as you do for him being a "genuinely nice guy." Maybe more so, given that psychopaths are attracted to positions of power, lack empathy, blah blah blah. Look, there's a litany of traits associated with it. Go take a look at the PCL-R and see if it doesn't fit him.

Except that my statement is subjective and general, whereas yours is specific, condemnatory, and technical in a nature. A psychopath is a very exact psychological type, and is one that is both rare and extremely disturbing to contemplate in someone seriously contending for the highest office in the land. I don't need a citation to say he comes across as nice, if a bit douchey. You DO need a citation to evaluate him as a psychopath.


What has he done that makes you think he is a good man, concrete examples please.
 
2012-10-01 05:05:37 PM  

miscreant: whistleridge: Romney isn't like that. He's a people pleaser. He's made a whole life and career out of looking good, telling people what they want to hear, and then twisting that eeeeever so slightly so that he comes out ahead.

The guy came out and smirking when American diplomats were killed overseas because he thought that it would win him points against Obama. That is a complete lack of empathy and the point when any small amount of respect I still had for the guy vanished. It's one of the most disgusting displays I've ever seen in politics.


This.

That he couldn't even PRETEND to be upset about the event, in favor of making a cheap shot on his opponent, proves he has zero empathy, and can only see events in light of how they will benefit him personally.
 
2012-10-01 05:05:47 PM  

spongeboob: What has he done that makes you think he is a good man, concrete examples please.


1) low levels of melanin
2) self identifies as GOP
 
2012-10-01 05:23:45 PM  

DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."

Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!


"Romney - Choice of white or wheat? White. Always white."
 
2012-10-01 05:27:24 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.


I disagree, I think McCain's campaign was worse run. Palin was one example, but the awful way they handled the financial crisis might have been even worse.

The difference is that McCain is fundamentally a likable person, and Romney is not.
 
2012-10-01 05:33:18 PM  

PiperArrow: "Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

"Romney - Rarely vomits on foreign dignitaries."

Romney - Hasn't called you a loser since March.

Romney - Hasn't soiled himself...today.

Romney - At least he can stuff the ice chest

Romney - Can probably convince his father to not move the Sweetums plant to Mexico.

Romney - like the trees, just the right height

"Romney - Tall. Hair. Good."

Romney - In your heart, you know he's white. 

Romney - Like Lt. Hauk in "Good Morning, Vietnam", in his heart he knows he's funny. 

Romney - Hasn't mistreated a dog since 1983.


Romney - Bapp is the only son he keeps in a cage.
 
2012-10-01 05:37:17 PM  

FuturePastNow: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

I disagree, I think McCain's campaign was worse run. Palin was one example, but the awful way they handled the financial crisis might have been even worse.

The difference is that McCain is fundamentally a likable person, and Romney is not.


John McCain served in Vietnam, Mitt Romney hid in France.
 
2012-10-01 05:46:18 PM  

PonceAlyosha: FuturePastNow: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

I disagree, I think McCain's campaign was worse run. Palin was one example, but the awful way they handled the financial crisis might have been even worse.

The difference is that McCain is fundamentally a likable person, and Romney is not.

John McCain served in Vietnam, Mitt Romney hid in France.


But he was still in favor of McCain going to Vietnam. That's gotta count for something.
 
2012-10-01 05:47:56 PM  

NeoCortex42: PonceAlyosha: FuturePastNow: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

I disagree, I think McCain's campaign was worse run. Palin was one example, but the awful way they handled the financial crisis might have been even worse.

The difference is that McCain is fundamentally a likable person, and Romney is not.

John McCain served in Vietnam, Mitt Romney hid in France.

But he was still in favor of McCain going to Vietnam. That's gotta count for something.


Mitt Romney will fight for your right to be drafted.
 
2012-10-01 05:50:03 PM  

AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."

Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!

"Romney - Choice of white or wheat? White. Always white."


"Romney - You could totally have a beer with him. If he drank. And cared to be seen in public with the likes of you."
 
2012-10-01 05:53:30 PM  

Zafler: andrewagill: MSFT: "Romney - Only kills hobos for sport"

Well, at least that puts him ahead of Cheney.

wtfamireading.jpg


No clue.

I just like insane court ramblings.

At one point, she accuses the president of bombing the World Trade Center to justify war with Iraq.

President Clinton, that is, and the 1993 bombing.
 
2012-10-01 06:12:56 PM  

Tigger: I'm pointing out that tying the definition of a word to whether it is provable in court is philosophically insane.


Well, it's the difference between protected political speech and libel for which you could legally be sued for millions of dollars, so it seems like a good enough place to draw the line in context of the politics section. If you would be laughed out of court and possibly charged with making a frivolous charge or contempt for bringing something up, it's basically just not the case.
 
2012-10-01 06:43:31 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: gilgigamesh: 2/3 of the country feel we are heading in the wrong direction, yet the man leading us will probably win re-election handily.

It's like 2/3s of us feel the guy leading us is marching us off a cliff, but they'd much rather stick with him than the other guy saying we should march in the other direction. That's got to sting if you're that other guy.

I think the country is going in the wrong direction but I don't blame Obama.

Think of it this way; I want the country to go north. Obama wants to take the country north. The Republicans want the country to go south and keep messing with the rudder so we're going northeast. Sure we're not going in the direction I want to go but if you think that means I want to go south you're nuts.


..CanIstealthiskthxbai!
 
2012-10-01 07:04:08 PM  

HeartBurnKid: AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."

Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!

"Romney - Choice of white or wheat? White. Always white."

"Romney - You could totally have a beer with him. If he drank. And cared to be seen in ...


"Romney - Minimum wage jobs are jobs."
 
2012-10-01 07:11:17 PM  

PonceAlyosha: spongeboob: What has he done that makes you think he is a good man, concrete examples please.

1) low levels of melanin
2) self identifies as GOP


Those are all I could come up with also.
 
2012-10-01 07:44:22 PM  

DarwiOdrade: HeartBurnKid: AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."

Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!

"Romney - Choice of white or wheat? White. Always white."

"Romney - You could totally have a beer with him. If he drank. And cared ...


Romney - He's agreed with every opinion you have.
 
2012-10-01 08:19:15 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Tigger: I'm pointing out that tying the definition of a word to whether it is provable in court is philosophically insane.

Well, it's the difference between protected political speech and libel for which you could legally be sued for millions of dollars, so it seems like a good enough place to draw the line in context of the politics section. If you would be laughed out of court and possibly charged with making a frivolous charge or contempt for bringing something up, it's basically just not the case.


You've lost sight of something basic here: Tigger pointed out that "W" and Darth Cheney are both self-confessed war criminals.
If they weren't, he'd still be covered because he is expressing a political opinion.
Then, of course, there's that pesky little ol' public figure exception that the Supreme Court has carved out.
 
2012-10-01 08:25:46 PM  
Mitt would never give details.

We all know the devil is in the details. Do you want to invite SATAN into these debates, Obama?
 
2012-10-01 08:40:57 PM  

NeoCortex42: DarwiOdrade: HeartBurnKid: AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."

Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!

"Romney - Choice of white or wheat? White. Always white."

"Romney - You could totally have a beer with him. If he dran ...


"Romney - Uncertain times call for uncertain leadership"
 
2012-10-01 09:07:46 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: Mitt would never give details.

We all know the devil is in the details. Do you want to invite SATAN into these debates, Obama?


Well Satan is brother to Mitt's savior, so maybe he could help save Romney.
 
2012-10-01 09:15:13 PM  

mrshowrules: NeoCortex42: DarwiOdrade: HeartBurnKid: AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."

Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!

"Romney - Choice of white or wheat? White. Always white."

"Romney - You could totally have a beer with him ...


"Romney - Totally would have been the V.P. candidate last time had it not been for Palin"
 
2012-10-01 09:22:44 PM  

Nuclear Monk: mrshowrules: NeoCortex42: DarwiOdrade: HeartBurnKid: AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."

Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!

"Romney - Choice of white or wheat? White. Always white."

"Romney - You could totally have a ...


Dude, you quote me and delete my own addition to the list. Was it that lame?
 
2012-10-01 09:24:11 PM  

Nuclear Monk: mrshowrules: NeoCortex42: DarwiOdrade: HeartBurnKid: AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."



I see the quote feature has reached a limit of some sort.
 
2012-10-01 09:39:03 PM  

whistleridge: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

The more I watch events unfold, the more I think Romney is less of a partisan stooge than he is a genuinely nice guy who probably has nothing but the best of intentions for the country; the only problem is, he's never had to fight or work hard for anything in his entire life, so here is being personable, friendly, and possessing of good hair like usual, only everyone's not instantly liking him and gravitating towards him this time, and he can't fathom why not. He's put on the good suit, he's paid the good speech writers, he's traveled the country and shaken the hands...why isn't it working??

His obvious confusion and dismay are almost likeably pathetic. I mean, I'm still not going to vote for him (and I was a swing voter until the 47% bs), but I just can't summon the kind of visceral loathing for him that I have for, say, Gingrich, McConnell, Cheney, or W.


Is this the same nice guy that strapped the family pet to the roof of his car and who admitted that he likes firing people?
 
2012-10-01 09:39:15 PM  

mrshowrules: Nuclear Monk: mrshowrules: NeoCortex42: DarwiOdrade: HeartBurnKid: AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."

I see the quote feature has reached a limit of some sort.


Dammit Drew Curtis, can't you do anything right with this website!

( but yes..that appears to be the case. I actually liked yours:))
 
2012-10-01 10:01:18 PM  
Obama went on to say: I know that you never expected me to give any real details back when I was running, and I thank you for this double standard.
 
2012-10-01 10:46:34 PM  
But noted expert Chris Christie predicts Romney will win big time.
 
2012-10-02 01:22:53 AM  

Bucky Katt: But noted expert Chris Christie predicts Romney will win big time.


And, as we all know, Chris Christie is an expert on all things big.

/especially plates
//and pants
 
2012-10-02 07:53:58 AM  

Jim_Callahan: , it's the difference between protected political speech and libel for which you could legally be sued for millions of dollars


Please tell me that you're not actually stupid enough to believe that someone could be sued for millions for calling Bush a war criminal on Fark. Because that's really, really stupid.
 
2012-10-02 01:13:38 PM  

Nuclear Monk: mrshowrules: NeoCortex42: DarwiOdrade: HeartBurnKid: AttawaYawattA: DORMAMU: propasaurus: Nadie_AZ: PonceAlyosha: Jubeebee: xanadian: NuttierThanEver: imontheinternet: bdub77: Jubeebee: Tigger: xanadian: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: hillbillypharmacist: Tigger: El_Perro: Pocket Ninja: I honestly think that Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign is going to go down in history as one of the most bumbled, incompetent American political campaigns of all time. Part of it, certainly, has to do with how he's been forced to pander to an entire political wing in his party that has no connection to reality. But that's only a small part of it. McCain fumbled a great deal of his campaign, Sarah Palin being the most extreme example of that, but compared to Romney his operation was a well-oiled machine. At this point, if Romney manages to get through the first debate without accidentally setting his hair on fire, I'll be impressed.

Of course, this means that when he avoids setting his hair on fire in the first debate, he will have done better than expected, setting the stage for the "Romney comeback" narrative for the next month.

"Romney - He hasn't stuck his cock in a toaster yet"

"Romney - He usually gets the USB plug in by the third try"

"Romney - Is that cake you've got all down your front"

"Romney - Doesn't spill his coffee most days"

"Romney - Still breathing. Mostly."

"Romney - Free Hat"

"Romney - Not yet proven to cause cancer."

"Romney - I'm not a robot. I'm you."

"Romney - Has probably never fired you individually."

Romney - good for minorities, just ask his gardener Jesus

"Romney - More fun than a kick in the groin."


"Romney - Promises to only loot your bank account by proxy, never directly"

"Romney, when the polls close."

"Romney, when the walls come tumbling down."

"Romney - It's not always a burp."

Romney - more useful than a free month of TotalFark!

"Romney - Choice of white or wheat? White. Always white."

"Romney - You could totally have a ...


Romney - An echo, not a choice
 
2012-10-02 03:07:23 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Jim_Callahan: , it's the difference between protected political speech and libel for which you could legally be sued for millions of dollars

Please tell me that you're not actually stupid enough to believe that someone could be sued for millions for calling Bush a war criminal on Fark. Because that's really, really stupid.


He already has two black eyes for that. Now all you're doing is beating the Sir Robin of trolls.
 
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