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(The Weekly Standard)   Trust in President Obama's ability to handle International Affairs plummets among Independents, Thinkers   (weeklystandard.com) divider line 74
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2012-10-02 12:19:26 PM  
Bullsh*t.
 
2012-10-02 12:22:03 PM  
 
2012-10-02 12:26:30 PM  
 
2012-10-02 12:27:41 PM  
romney and ryan: zero foreign policy and/or military experience. *clinton voice* ZEE-ROH.
 
2012-10-02 12:30:21 PM  

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Biased facts and figures. This goes against everything I have ever seen on Fox & Friends and is therefore a lie.
 
2012-10-02 12:37:28 PM  
Poll respondents base their belief that Romney is better suited to handle international affairs on what? His stellar job of insulting Great Britain? His insults about Palestinian culture being responsible for shiatty economics in parts of Israel? His antagonizing Russia? His jerking off publicly to the thought of war with Iran?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-02 12:38:38 PM  
Yes, the guy who goes to London to show off his diplomatic abilities and ends up in a public spat with the heads of both major parties is the guy who inspires confidence. Sure he is.
 
2012-10-02 12:40:07 PM  
Thinkers?!?

Haaahahaha!
 
2012-10-02 12:47:05 PM  
This is going to be give Romney some really easy points in the debates assuming, of course, he remains completely silent when economic issues come up.
 
2012-10-02 12:48:17 PM  
"If we echo loud enough, we'll echo some more!"
 
2012-10-02 12:50:39 PM  
Just wait until the foreign policy debate when Romney declares his intention to invade Siam.
 
2012-10-02 12:58:15 PM  
I still think the RNC is hiring angry out-of-work white dudes to post these threads. Hey man, its work you can do in your underwear!
 
2012-10-02 12:59:27 PM  
The actual poll

The money lines: Ratings on international affairs are inconclusive; on one hand Romney's narrowed the gap in trust to handle them, now 49-44 percent, Obama-Romney; on the other, measuring the two separately, 64 percent say Obama knows enough about world affairs to serve effectively, while fewer, 51 percent, say the same about Romney.

There also remain issues on which Obama clearly leads, vs. no such for Romney. Those include trust to handle terrorism (53-39 percent), a major crisis (52-42 percent), social issues such as abortion and gay marriage (52-38 percent) and women's issues (54-36 percent).


So the Weekly Standard's proof is that Obama is still slightly winning on a perennial Republican issue and that's why Obama is going to lose.
 
2012-10-02 01:06:45 PM  
Sure.
 
2012-10-02 01:07:58 PM  

DrySocket: I still think the RNC is hiring angry out-of-work white dudes to post these threads. Hey man, its work you can do in your underwear!


This *underwear* you speak of, can you tell me more
 
2012-10-02 01:21:27 PM  
I certainly don't trust the elitist, North Eastern, pro-choice, gun grabbing, healthcare mandating, son-of-an-immigrant, Liberal he's running against, either.
 
2012-10-02 01:28:11 PM  
"Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"
 
2012-10-02 01:46:07 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Thinkers?!?

Haaahahaha!


Y'know. Thinkers from America.
 
2012-10-02 02:22:31 PM  
www.theoccidentalobserver.net
 
2012-10-02 02:23:54 PM  

urban.derelict: [oakshirefinancial.com image 850x693]
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Fair enough and no argument, but what does that have to do with international affairs? I mean, other than tangentially.
 
2012-10-02 02:28:01 PM  
If you haven't picked between these two men at this poitn then you just aren't paying attention.
 
2012-10-02 02:29:19 PM  

Bladel: "Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"


not true in my case...I'm a registered independent since I was 18...but now there is no way I could be a Republican.

but I like to keep my mind open so I stay registered independent. I am not on either team.
 
2012-10-02 02:29:59 PM  
Huh. Must be talking about Fark IndependentsTM, since I've been registered Independent for 20 years now and I think Mittens would have trouble ordering a taco, much less dealing successfully with a complex foreign policy issue.
 
2012-10-02 02:30:34 PM  

jim32rr: DrySocket: I still think the RNC is hiring angry out-of-work white dudes to post these threads. Hey man, its work you can do in your underwear!

This *underwear* you speak of, can you tell me more


Well, for starters its magical, and you should wear it at your temple.
 
2012-10-02 02:31:02 PM  

CPennypacker: If you haven't picked between these two men at this poitn then you just aren't paying attention.


The SNL skit on questions undecided voters still have is priceless.
 
2012-10-02 02:31:27 PM  

Bladel: "Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"


I lol'd
 
2012-10-02 02:32:38 PM  
If Obama would use this statement, 'You're either with us or you are against us' to the world it would work as well as it did for Dubya, who was the worst at international affairs EVER.
 
2012-10-02 02:35:55 PM  

Bladel: "Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"


Mooj: Life is about people. It's about connections.
Andy Stitzer: It's all about connections.
Mooj: It's not about cocks, and ass, and tits.
Andy Stitzer: Yeah.
Mooj: And butthole pleasures.
Andy Stitzer: It's not about butthole pleasures at all.
Mooj: It's not about these rusty trombones, and these dirty sanchez, and these bashful Republicans.
Andy Stitzer: Please stop.
Mooj: And these cincinatti bowties, and these pussy juice cocktail, and these shiat stained balls.
Andy Stitzer: Mooj, just please stop.
 
2012-10-02 02:37:28 PM  
I hope those independents and thinkers hug their loved ones tight. Because Romney will draft them and send them off to war with Iran, like he said he would.

And I'm sure all of our volunteer military people are looking forward to serving beside draftees that don't want to be in a war with a nation 4 times the size of Iraq.

/We put 1.5 million military personnel into Iraq. That's why Romney will have to draft your kids, spouses and siblings. And you. But not him. Or his kids. Or his loved ones.
 
2012-10-02 02:41:08 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Thinkers?!?

Haaahahaha!


well, yeah. "American Thinkers"
 
2012-10-02 02:43:14 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I hope those independents and thinkers hug their loved ones tight. Because Romney will draft them and send them off to war with Iran, like he said he would.

And I'm sure all of our volunteer military people are looking forward to serving beside draftees that don't want to be in a war with a nation 4 times the size of Iraq.

/We put 1.5 million military personnel into Iraq. That's why Romney will have to draft your kids, spouses and siblings. And you. But not him. Or his kids. Or his loved ones.


maybe Romney will make all of their nuclear holocaust fantasy porn dreams come true. They can jack their tiny little dicks to all the suffering and destruction.
 
2012-10-02 02:43:14 PM  
Thus the spinning of Obama into Carter has begun...
 
2012-10-02 02:44:02 PM  

Osomatic: urban.derelict: [oakshirefinancial.com image 850x693]
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Fair enough and no argument, but what does that have to do with international affairs? I mean, other than tangentially.


Yeah really. What article did you read?
 
2012-10-02 02:47:35 PM  

pjbreeze: If Obama would use this statement, 'You're either with us or you are against us' to the world it would work as well as it did for Dubya, who was the worst at international affairs EVER.


The cut Dubya some slack because the new was developmentally delayed. Obama would roasted in hellfire for a similar comment.
 
2012-10-02 02:47:45 PM  
They're just pissed that he didn't automatically say Iran was behind the consulate attack, because it would have been a great pretext to attack Iran. That's what a Republican would have done.
 
2012-10-02 02:48:13 PM  

Bladel: "Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"


I thought those were Libertarians.
 
2012-10-02 02:48:26 PM  

deeproy: Thus the spinning of Obama into Carter has begun...


"Begun?" Where have you been for the past four years?
 
2012-10-02 02:49:20 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Poll respondents base their belief that Romney is better suited to handle international affairs on what? His stellar job of insulting Great Britain? His insults about Palestinian culture being responsible for shiatty economics in parts of Israel? His antagonizing Russia? His jerking off publicly to the thought of war with Iran?


Nope. It's because of his support for Israel's health care system...
 
2012-10-02 02:49:51 PM  
Interesting...

6b. (IF SUPPORT ROMNEY) Is your vote more for Romney, or more against Obama?

9/9/12 RV For Romney = 45 Against Obama = 50 No opinion = 5

9/8/04 RV For Kerry = 41 Against Bush = 55 No opinion= 4
 
2012-10-02 02:51:43 PM  

WizardofToast: Bladel: "Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"

I thought those were Libertarians.


no...Libertarians are Republicans that get high, man.
 
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2012-10-02 02:53:36 PM  
yeah, sure...get rmoney off the economy and on foreign policy. i think it's a trap.
 
2012-10-02 02:56:17 PM  
President Obama's middle eastern policy is not perfect and they got caught off guard in Libya, but I still prefer his approach over the invasion/nation building approache which seems the preferred Republican strategy.

President Obama's response to any accusations of weakness is to counter that we cannot afford the cost of lives and money to go on invading and rebuilding every nation we have a problem with. That being president is not like playing a game of Risk.
 
2012-10-02 02:58:05 PM  

urban.derelict: [oakshirefinancial.com image 850x693]
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Hah, from denial to moving the goal posts in just two posts. Not Bad, FARK... Not. Bad.
 
2012-10-02 03:02:27 PM  

CPennypacker: If you haven't picked between these two men at this poitn then you just aren't paying attention.


America's undecided voters need answers
 
2012-10-02 03:06:03 PM  

RolandGunner: urban.derelict: [oakshirefinancial.com image 850x693]
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Hah, from denial to moving the goal posts in just two posts. Not Bad, FARK... Not. Bad.


Yep, Romney's got this in the bag.
 
2012-10-02 03:06:50 PM  

FlashHarry: romney and ryan: zero foreign policy and/or military experience. *clinton voice* ZEE-ROH.



Which is funny because Obama ran on Biden's supposed IA experience then kept him as far from IA duties as possible. Which is also funny because the "Overcharge" button was so Biden.
 
2012-10-02 03:09:06 PM  

busy chillin': Bladel: "Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"

not true in my case...I'm a registered independent since I was 18...but now there is no way I could be a Republican.

but I like to keep my mind open so I stay registered independent. I am not on either team.


Hmm...an independent that is "not on either team." I find it hard to truely believe there exists independents out there. In our two-party society we are coded to sway one way or the other. And our system only reinforced this. Until a substantial candidate emerges that actually is middle of the road, and not beholden to party bosses, there will never be a true independent party. Sure you can be registered that way, but lets be completely honest, you'll end up voting for one of the main ones in the end.

But i dont blame you! Its not your fault our government is set up this way. It just means you independents need to be a bit more honest with yourselves, if you are going to end up voting for the Dem, dont be surprised when he/she does [insert issue here], or likewise for the republican.
 
2012-10-02 03:12:58 PM  
I love how this Libya attack is the canard they are gonna tie their campaign around. And they're so god damn stupid they chose to trot out this talking point on the week that they are having the domestic policy debate instead of waiting two weeks for the week of the foreign policy debates. As if people are still going to remember their talking points after we have 3 other debates that will suck up the media cycle.

Frankly the Libyan attack wasn't serious enough for this line to work. I'm not minimizing what happened, but 4 people dieing in one attack is just a bad car accident that happens every day in America.
 
2012-10-02 03:15:21 PM  

Le Grand Inquisitor: busy chillin': Bladel: "Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"

not true in my case...I'm a registered independent since I was 18...but now there is no way I could be a Republican.

but I like to keep my mind open so I stay registered independent. I am not on either team.

Hmm...an independent that is "not on either team." I find it hard to truely believe there exists independents out there. In our two-party society we are coded to sway one way or the other. And our system only reinforced this. Until a substantial candidate emerges that actually is middle of the road, and not beholden to party bosses, there will never be a true independent party. Sure you can be registered that way, but lets be completely honest, you'll end up voting for one of the main ones in the end.

But i dont blame you! Its not your fault our government is set up this way. It just means you independents need to be a bit more honest with yourselves, if you are going to end up voting for the Dem, dont be surprised when he/she does [insert issue here], or likewise for the republican.


No sh*t, Sherlock. I said I lean left...and couldn't be a Republican. But I see no reason to go change my affiliation to Democrat. And of course I am not surprised when a Democrat or Republican does something stereotypical of the party.
 
2012-10-02 03:19:33 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Poll respondents base their belief that Romney is better suited to handle international affairs on what? His stellar job of insulting Great Britain? His insults about Palestinian culture being responsible for shiatty economics in parts of Israel? His antagonizing Russia? His jerking off publicly to the thought of war with Iran?


And let's not forget he can't step foot in Italy due to his business dealings there as well.

Yes, it's a good thing for Obama that Romney is running against him, or else Obama might not look as good.
 
2012-10-02 03:20:46 PM  

Nem Wan: They're just pissed that he didn't automatically say Iran was behind the consulate attack, because it would have been a great pretext to attack Iran. That's what a Republican would have done.


A true Neocon would have used it as a pre-text to invade Alberta.
 
2012-10-02 03:29:25 PM  
SMELL THE FEAR AND DESPIRATION! YESSS! MMOOOOORE!!! MMMMMOOOOOOORE!!!!! I FEED ON IT!
 
2012-10-02 03:38:41 PM  

Lunchlady: Frankly the Libyan attack wasn't serious enough for this line to work. I'm not minimizing what happened, but 4 people dieing in one attack is just a bad car accident that happens every day in America.


We appreciate your lack of minimization.

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-02 03:43:25 PM  

Le Grand Inquisitor: busy chillin': Bladel: "Independents" = "Bashful Republicans"

not true in my case...I'm a registered independent since I was 18...but now there is no way I could be a Republican.

but I like to keep my mind open so I stay registered independent. I am not on either team.

Hmm...an independent that is "not on either team." I find it hard to truely believe there exists independents out there. In our two-party society we are coded to sway one way or the other. And our system only reinforced this. Until a substantial candidate emerges that actually is middle of the road, and not beholden to party bosses, there will never be a true independent party. Sure you can be registered that way, but lets be completely honest, you'll end up voting for one of the main ones in the end.

But i dont blame you! Its not your fault our government is set up this way. It just means you independents need to be a bit more honest with yourselves, if you are going to end up voting for the Dem, dont be surprised when he/she does [insert issue here], or likewise for the republican.


Huh? I just think. Then form an opinion. Then cast a vote. I don't care what letter they have next to their name. I think most independent voters are independent because they are much better at cutting through the BS and forming their own opinion. They don't need some preacher / politician / Media voice lying to them to be able to form their own opinion.
 
2012-10-02 03:48:26 PM  
 
2012-10-02 03:49:01 PM  
to boldy post!
 
2012-10-02 03:55:06 PM  
I'm an independent... and this is not true about my views.

You know who I don't trust at all... with anything... Republicans.

There isn't a single Republican I would even consider voting for at this point. Not on the local, state, or national level.

They didn't try and win my vote by doing good things or by trying to improve things. They've purposefully tried to sabotage economic and social progress. Their intent was not to earn my vote but instead to try and convince me with lies and rhetoric that the other guy was worse than they are.

There is only one way the Republicans can ever repair their extremely tarnished reputation with me... and they're never going to do that... work to better the lives of the average American. Work to improve the country for ALL of us.

They won't though... even after they get their asses handed to them this election, they won't. They're going to be even worse.
 
2012-10-02 04:07:01 PM  
People who think that the Administration lied about the Libya attacks instead of thinking they waited to get all the facts together before making a final statement trust Romney slightly more than they trust Obama to handle International Affairs.

Confused? You should be, because that's what the poll essentially says.
 
2012-10-02 04:07:14 PM  
Romney has been taking that " turn your greatest weakness into your greatest strength" hullabaloo too seriously.
 
2012-10-02 04:10:42 PM  

JohnnyC: I'm an independent... and this is not true about my views.

You know who I don't trust at all... with anything... Republicans.

There isn't a single Republican I would even consider voting for at this point. Not on the local, state, or national level.

They didn't try and win my vote by doing good things or by trying to improve things. They've purposefully tried to sabotage economic and social progress. Their intent was not to earn my vote but instead to try and convince me with lies and rhetoric that the other guy was worse than they are.

There is only one way the Republicans can ever repair their extremely tarnished reputation with me... and they're never going to do that... work to better the lives of the average American. Work to improve the country for ALL of us.

They won't though... even after they get their asses handed to them this election, they won't. They're going to be even worse.


Let's be intellectually honest here. If you're an independent and you would never vote for Republicans under any recent terms, then you are no longer independent even if you are registered independent.
 
2012-10-02 04:18:47 PM  
I'm an Independent, and I don't find that one incident displays "incompetence". I also don't have a problem with the scenario as it has unfolded. There was a protest, initially, it would look like the protesters escalated the incident to make it into n attack. In reality, terrorists took advantage of the already existing protests to launch an attack that was under their own control. All they had to do was go to the protest with their weapons, launch an attack from inside the legitimate crowd, and make it look like the protesters had launched the attack themselves.

No "lying " on Obama's part necessary here, just common sense.
 
2012-10-02 04:19:59 PM  

Crocodilly_Pontifex: Romney has been taking that " turn your greatest weakness into your greatest strength" hullabaloo too seriously.


Well let's face it, it's all they have. And they could get away with it if there wasn't such a wide gap between what Obama has actually done internationally, and what the Republicans have done recently. And what Mitt has ever done.
 
2012-10-02 04:39:43 PM  

Snark Shark II: Let's be intellectually honest here. If you're an independent and you would never vote for Republicans under any recent terms, then you are no longer independent even if you are registered independent.


I still vote for other parties. On the local level there are lots of political parties that are viable. Dislike of one particular political party is not loyalty to another political party. Even on the state level there are occasionally viable third party candidates that come along.

I will not vote for Republicans because Republicans have proven that they will not govern honestly or with good intention.

You seem to have this idea that Independent means that one would vote for all parties equally... but that isn't how it generally goes. Independents look at the issues, decide who they think is best suited to handle those issues that is up for election and then cast their vote accordingly. We look over the candidates running, see what they stand for, and take into account whatever measures and information we deem necessary to make an informed decision about a candidate.

I think what might be troubling you about my position is that my personal opinion of Republicans is so low, that when looking at candidates the fact that a candidate is associated with the Republican party is bad thing to me and pretty much too too much of a detractor to give them my vote. The Republican party is more "lock-step" than pretty much any other political party out there right now in my opinion. Their members are expected to strictly keep with the Republican playbook or they will be shunned/cut off/etc from what collective influence the party has. Even the slightest hint that a Republican isn't towing the party line and they will turn on that politician in a heartbeat. I'm sure the term RINO isn't terribly unfamiliar to you...

Partisanship is about loyalty to a particular political party. It has nothing at all to do with disliking a political party. I am not loyal to any political party. I vote for who I think would be the best person for the job (whichever job they're running for). That's really all being an actual independent is. My dislike of the actions, platform, ideology, and candidates coming from the Republican party is not partisan... it is actual dislike of the actions, platform, ideology, and candidates.

Like I said... Republicans have to earn my vote. They have not. Nor do I really think they will. My hope is that they kind of collapse after the trouncing they're in for and re-form as a more reasonable party than they are now. I'm not counting on that happening, just hoping that it will.

So yeah... let's be intellectually honest here and not overlook the fact that Republicans have earned my ire and not my vote... and that doesn't change the fact that I'm an independent.
 
2012-10-02 04:45:38 PM  

JohnnyC: Snark Shark II: Let's be intellectually honest here. If you're an independent and you would never vote for Republicans under any recent terms, then you are no longer independent even if you are registered independent.

I still vote for other parties.

I will not vote for Republicans because Republicans have proven that they will not govern honestly or with good intention.

You seem to have this idea that Independent means that one would vote for all parties equally.but that isn't how it generally goes. I
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This is what I'm talking about. You say you still vote for other parties ( green party, maybe?) but then say you will not vote republican. If you will not vote republican, then you have chosen a side in a two-party system. Therefore, you are automatically no longer independent, even if it's temporary. You have drawn a line in the sand and you're no longer crossing it. Are you following me here?
 
2012-10-02 05:45:36 PM  

Snark Shark II: JohnnyC: Snark Shark II: Let's be intellectually honest here. If you're an independent and you would never vote for Republicans under any recent terms, then you are no longer independent even if you are registered independent.

I still vote for other parties.

I will not vote for Republicans because Republicans have proven that they will not govern honestly or with good intention.

You seem to have this idea that Independent means that one would vote for all parties equally.but that isn't how it generally goes. I
.

This is what I'm talking about. You say you still vote for other parties ( green party, maybe?) but then say you will not vote republican. If you will not vote republican, then you have chosen a side in a two-party system. Therefore, you are automatically no longer independent, even if it's temporary. You have drawn a line in the sand and you're no longer crossing it. Are you following me here?


In the same paragraph you acknowledge he has more than 2 choices and then say there are only two sides. The fact that the republicans don't stand for what he likes doesn't automatically mean he's dedicated to the dems.
 
2012-10-02 05:55:59 PM  

Crocodilly_Pontifex: Snark Shark II: JohnnyC: Snark Shark II: Let's be intellectually honest here. If you're an independent and you would never vote for Republicans under any recent terms, then you are no longer independent even if you are registered independent.

I still vote for other parties.

I will not vote for Republicans because Republicans have proven that they will not govern honestly or with good intention.

You seem to have this idea that Independent means that one would vote for all parties equally.but that isn't how it generally goes. I
.

This is what I'm talking about. You say you still vote for other parties ( green party, maybe?) but then say you will not vote republican. If you will not vote republican, then you have chosen a side in a two-party system. Therefore, you are automatically no longer independent, even if it's temporary. You have drawn a line in the sand and you're no longer crossing it. Are you following me here?

In the same paragraph you acknowledge he has more than 2 choices and then say there are only two sides. The fact that the republicans don't stand for what he likes doesn't automatically mean he's dedicated to the dems.


well I say there are only 2 sides because a vote for the third party is usually a vote for one of the other two in the end. Our system is rigged for 2 unfortunately so a 3rd party vote is not really a vote at all since nothing will be achieved by it.

But you're right. It doesn't automatically mean he's dedicated completely. But it does mean that, at the moment, he is no longer an independent if he will no longer vote for republicans on a case-by-case basis and rejects them completely. That's reality.
 
2012-10-02 05:58:48 PM  

urban.derelict: [oakshirefinancial.com image 850x693]
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Carter really looks more like it's a flat average.
 
2012-10-02 08:41:34 PM  

James!: Just wait until the foreign policy debate when Romney declares his intention to invade Siam.


I will invade Siam if you please.
I will invade Siam if you don't please.
 
2012-10-03 01:27:09 AM  

propasaurus: Vodka Zombie: Thinkers?!?

Haaahahaha!

Y'know. Thinkers from America.


There have been some genuinely first class American thinkers:

Carl Sagan
www.myclassiclyrics.com

Mark Twain
strangebehaviors.files.wordpress.com

Richard Feynman
ecx.images-amazon.com

And just for a bit of contrast...
www.actclassy.com
 
2012-10-03 01:47:29 AM  

Lando Lincoln: AdolfOliverPanties: Poll respondents base their belief that Romney is better suited to handle international affairs on what? His stellar job of insulting Great Britain? His insults about Palestinian culture being responsible for shiatty economics in parts of Israel? His antagonizing Russia? His jerking off publicly to the thought of war with Iran?

And let's not forget he can't step foot in Italy due to his business dealings there as well.

Yes, it's a good thing for Obama that Romney is running against him, or else Obama might not look as good.


Indeed. Thank God it wasn't an intellectual giant like Santorum, Bachman or Caine that got the nomination.
 
2012-10-03 02:27:18 AM  
Honestly, again, if you are still fencesitting regarding this election, please, punch yourself in the face a bunch of times for the rest of us.

You are officially part of the problem.
 
2012-10-03 05:37:13 AM  

Snark Shark II: This is what I'm talking about. You say you still vote for other parties ( green party, maybe?) but then say you will not vote republican. If you will not vote republican, then you have chosen a side in a two-party system. Therefore, you are automatically no longer independent, even if it's temporary. You have drawn a line in the sand and you're no longer crossing it. Are you following me here?


I get what you're trying to imply, I just think it's dumb. I don't stop being an independent because Republicans have become a party entirely populated by shiatheads and douchebags and I find the lot of them unworthy of my vote. That's like saying I'm automatically a Buddhist because I think Christianity is a pile of crap and I think Buddhism has some redeeming qualities, which is equally dumb.
 
2012-10-03 11:02:17 AM  

JohnnyC: Snark Shark II: This is what I'm talking about. You say you still vote for other parties ( green party, maybe?) but then say you will not vote republican. If you will not vote republican, then you have chosen a side in a two-party system. Therefore, you are automatically no longer independent, even if it's temporary. You have drawn a line in the sand and you're no longer crossing it. Are you following me here?

I get what you're trying to imply, I just think it's dumb. I don't stop being an independent because Republicans have become a party entirely populated by shiatheads and douchebags and I find the lot of them unworthy of my vote. That's like saying I'm automatically a Buddhist because I think Christianity is a pile of crap and I think Buddhism has some redeeming qualities, which is equally dumb.


bad analogy. Religion isn't a two-party system used to govern your country.
 
2012-10-04 10:01:08 AM  
Are you sure their source isn't The Onion?
 
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