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(Talking Points Memo)   It's President Obama versus Mitt Romney in their first televised debate. Will Obama come out swinging? Will Romney emote? It's your official 2012 Presidential Debate discussion thread. The fun begins at 9PM Eastern   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2012-10-03 06:39:23 PM  

SoupJohnB: hillbillypharmacist: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm in rural Arizona. My vote means nothing.

Sh*t. Arkansas is projected to be Romney up by 20%.

"Arkansas! Come for the Meth; Stay Because You Sold Your Car to Buy the Meth!"

/Colbert

//Reporrr...


Walter White approved this message.
 
2012-10-03 06:39:51 PM  
I only have one beer for this. it ain't gonna last.
 
2012-10-03 06:39:58 PM  
So shall we do a TF loving push like we did for the first Brown/Warren debate?

*Barry White voice* Who wants some TF lovin tonight? You funk master somedude210 is here to spread the joy on this holy of holy political nights. Aw right, lets get it onnnn tonight
 
2012-10-03 06:40:52 PM  

theknuckler_33: Delay: Romney says, "If elected I will allow Pizza joints"

[s3.amazonaws.com image 455x290]
Pizza joints? Whoah... I'm totally voting for that Romney dude.


From your photo I would have thought you were a confirmed Libertarian.
 
2012-10-03 06:42:38 PM  
Obama is going to open a can of Jihad on that morxican!
 
2012-10-03 06:43:14 PM  
Romney will be crushed flatter than if he tried to stand on the surface of a neutron star.
 
2012-10-03 06:43:25 PM  

James!: I am so excited.


And you just can't hide it?
 
2012-10-03 06:43:34 PM  

sno man: mrshowrules: croesius: I'm quite conflicted with regards to the debate. Do I go put three strong brews back at the Saucer as a pregame, or go get a growler filled up at Blackstone on my way home and drink throughout. Something tells me if I were to watch the debate at a bar I would get myself into some trouble. Regardless, this thread will become hectic!

The thread on the DNC convention when Clinton spoke hit 5,000 posts. Tonight will likely be an all time record for Fark in terms of the number of posts. I record that might hold until election night itself.

I'll say 6,000 posts. My prediction anyways.

Maybe a record in the politics tab, someone this morning linked to a thread about hot geek chicks from 4 or so years ago and it had well over 20k posts (!)


I would very much like to browse this.
 
2012-10-03 06:43:45 PM  

SoupJohnB: hillbillypharmacist: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm in rural Arizona. My vote means nothing.

Sh*t. Arkansas is projected to be Romney up by 20%.

"Arkansas! Come for the Meth; Stay Because You Sold Your Car to Buy the Meth!"

/Colbert

//Reporrr...


For those of us who don't vote for Mittens but still had to stay in Arkansas to do our community service that is just not funny.
 
2012-10-03 06:43:45 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Honestly never thought Mr. Obama was a particularly good debater. but I'm not impressed with Romney either. He gets flustered easily. So I don't know what to expect. I do like the format however, which is pretty open ended.


In the primaries, by my thinking, he often got schooled by Bachmann and Perry. So did Gingrich, supposedly the Republicans "deep thinker." He really did not come off as some sort of master debater, at all.
 
2012-10-03 06:44:02 PM  
Dammit, it's too soon for this thread!!!
 
2012-10-03 06:44:15 PM  

phreezen: 12349876: phreezen: 12349876: phreezen: Wow, a link to TPM. Really? Please, TPM, tell us how to decode spin.

What the hell are you doing reading an article for a farking discussion thread?

Why is it link to TPM is a better question.

I don't care, just like I wouldn't care if a Breaking Bad discussion thread had a FreeRepublic link.

Of course you don't, I doubt it though. TPM is telling people how to decode spin is pretty funny.


Well you're wrong. I don't read TPM or any of the other liberal blogs. Lots of their posts link to legit news sites so I'll do that, but that's it. Just like I do with the conservative blogs, though Drudge is the only one that links to legit news sources with any consistency.
 
2012-10-03 06:44:17 PM  
Good lord, thread popped up a bit early, didn't it? 200 replies and the debate isn't for another two hours. Farkers are already throwing out their best material...

Hope the drinking game gets you all nice and wasted, otherwise this is gonna turn into a slog of a thread before the first half hour mark.
 
2012-10-03 06:44:23 PM  
Hopefully this doesn't get be banned (I swear, I found this on fark in 08)

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-03 06:44:43 PM  

downstairs: sno man: mrshowrules: croesius: I'm quite conflicted with regards to the debate. Do I go put three strong brews back at the Saucer as a pregame, or go get a growler filled up at Blackstone on my way home and drink throughout. Something tells me if I were to watch the debate at a bar I would get myself into some trouble. Regardless, this thread will become hectic!

The thread on the DNC convention when Clinton spoke hit 5,000 posts. Tonight will likely be an all time record for Fark in terms of the number of posts. I record that might hold until election night itself.

I'll say 6,000 posts. My prediction anyways.

Maybe a record in the politics tab, someone this morning linked to a thread about hot geek chicks from 4 or so years ago and it had well over 20k posts (!)


I think that one doesn't count because they purposely did it to test the pagination on Fark.
 
The Politics record is:
 
We have "official" threads for sporting events and TV shows all the time, so here's your Official U.S. House Health Care Reform Voting thread for Sunday (8573)


I stand corrected. I wonder if I was in that thread.
 
2012-10-03 06:44:57 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-03 06:45:13 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: Dammit, it's too soon for this thread!!!


Thread-wipe at 5:55pm PDT.
 
2012-10-03 06:45:32 PM  
Really, the only thing that matters out of all of this tonight is the effect this has/does not have on swing state polls. The national trackers are fun to look at, but President Kerry will be happy to tell you that the trackers are not nearly as important to monitor as the state polls.
 
2012-10-03 06:45:36 PM  

Cyclometh: Romney will be crushed flatter than if he tried to stand on the surface of a neutron star.


Then he will get a planet.

/And they say religious people don't understand how science works.
 
2012-10-03 06:45:43 PM  
The media has played this like Obama is the one at the disadvantage in this debate.

That's complete and utter bullshiat. All the pressure is on Romney here.

Romney has to win to have any chance of winning the general election. And even a win will not ensure him a win in the general.

Meanwhile Obama will be the victor even with an out and out tie and polls are so high that even a loss would not signify an kind of loss in the general.

All Obama has to do is be careful and defend here and he has a secured election. Romney has to perform and perform like he never has before, and what's more difficult make sure that performance doesn't come off as huaghty or inhumane.

I think Obama's likelihood of winning tonight are very near to his likelihood of winning the election on the Nowcast.
 
2012-10-03 06:45:45 PM  

Obama's going first tonight so that he can get out in front of Romney's zingers:

Mitt I heard you had some zingers for me. In that case let me get started.
i.imgur.com
Moderator, spin that shiat.

Now everybody keeping money in the USA
Put your muthafarkin' hands up and follow me
i.imgur.com
Everybody keeping money in the USA, put your muthafarkin' hands up
Look Look

Now while he stands tough
Notice that this man did not have his hands up
i.imgur.com
Grand Old Party got you gassed up

Now who's afraid of the Big Bad Rove
1, 2, 3 and to the 4
1 PAC, 2 PAC, 3 PAC, 4
i.imgur.com
4 PAC, 3 PAC, 2 PAC, 1
Your PAC, his PAC, no PAC, none

This guy ain't no muthafarkin C in C
I know everything he's bout to say against me
i.imgur.com
I am half-white, I tend to say "um"
I did live in Indonesia with my mom
My predator drones are dropping bombs

I do got a dumb friend named Joe Biden
Who shoots himself in the foot with his own tongue
i.imgur.com
We did get thumped in 2010 by you chumps
And Mitch did fark my jobs plan
I'm still standin' here screamin', "fark Republicans"

Don't ever try to judge me dude
You don't know what the fark I've been through
i.imgur.com
But I know something about you
You went to Cranbrook, that's a private school

What's the matter Mitt, you disturbed?
This guy's relatable? his real name's Willard
i.imgur.com
And Willard lived at home with both parents
And Willard's parents had a real good marriage

This guy doesn't wanna debate he'll faint
Cause ain't no such thing as Latter-Day Saints
i.imgur.com
He's scared to death, he's scared to look in his farkin' yearbook
fark Cranbrook

fark the beat, I go acapella
fark his stock, fark a clock, fark a mailer, fark everybody
fark y'all if you doubt me
i.imgur.com
I'm a piece of farkin' liberal trash, I'll say it proudly
And fark this debate, I don't wanna win
I'm outtie
Here, tell these people something they don't know about me

 
2012-10-03 06:46:07 PM  

Genevieve Marie: I drove to the next county to buy a giant bottle of cake vodka just for this debate, because I am in a totally shiatty area of DFW that doesn't sell liquor and I'm trapped here for another month. I am so ready for this.


Aucun Les Anglais?
 
2012-10-03 06:46:30 PM  
I'll watch anything else, maybe there will be a Honey Boo Boo marathon?
 
2012-10-03 06:47:14 PM  
An oldie from the Primary

i48.tinypic.com

(backstage right before the candidates come on stage)
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-03 06:47:44 PM  

cig-mkr: I'll watch anything else, maybe there will be a Honey Boo Boo marathon?


is that some kind of Guido? Maybe Mitt will show up with his spray tan.
 
2012-10-03 06:48:45 PM  

Orange Rhyming Dictionary: I plan on drinking this:

[www.totalwine.com image 250x350]

HOWEVER, this donesn't allow me to drink a shiat load and chug. Might make a run out and pick up this instead:

[www.artzberger.com image 850x835]

Decisions, decisions.


I have 8 of these.

beeradvocate.com

and one of these:

www.moneyweek.com
 
2012-10-03 06:48:49 PM  
I'll be watching it on my through XBOX Live. Sooooo excited for this to happen.
 
2012-10-03 06:49:18 PM  
I plan on joining what I expect to be a shellacking by Obama. I prefer Gary Johnson, and will vote that way. But I know he won't win and figure Obama is the lesser of the two.
 
2012-10-03 06:49:30 PM  

MordenkainensFaithful Hound: I'll be watching it on my through XBOX Live. Sooooo excited for this to happen.


Too excited for proper grammar apparently.
 
2012-10-03 06:49:45 PM  
If Obama 'wins' then everyone loses.
 
2012-10-03 06:49:55 PM  
Right now, The President is probably getting a 20th anniversary beej from the First Lady and Romney tech support in China is crapping in their 1x1 cells.
 
2012-10-03 06:49:55 PM  
WI241TH:

You sir, are awwwwwwwwwesome
 
2012-10-03 06:50:15 PM  
Romney will get a bounce from this debate. Just being on stage as an equal with the leader of the free world instantly elevates your status in the eyes of the everyman, even if you do have a shiat platform and everybody hates you.
 
2012-10-03 06:50:29 PM  

WI241TH: I'm a piece of farkin' liberal trash, I'll say it proudly
And fark this debate, I don't wanna win
I'm outtie
Here, tell these people something they don't know about me


And we're off to an amazing pre-game.
 
2012-10-03 06:50:35 PM  

somedude210: So shall we do a TF loving push like we did for the first Brown/Warren debate?

*Barry White voice* Who wants some TF lovin tonight? You funk master somedude210 is here to spread the joy on this holy of holy political nights. Aw right, lets get it onnnn tonight


I have this guy favorited as "he gave me money," so he's legit.
 
Boe [TotalFark]
2012-10-03 06:50:55 PM  

somedude210: So shall we do a TF loving push like we did for the first Brown/Warren debate?

*Barry White voice* Who wants some TF lovin tonight? You funk master somedude210 is here to spread the joy on this holy of holy political nights. Aw right, lets get it onnnn tonight


I have you farkied as the TF Fairy
 
2012-10-03 06:51:04 PM  

WI241TH: -NOTHING BUT PURE WIN-


-Slow clap.-
 
2012-10-03 06:51:09 PM  

phreezen: There won't be any discussion that's for sure. The 'Discussion' thread will only be spam and steering posts by the militant left. You guys know what I mean by steering? You know those posts where someone pretends they have a conservative friend who plans on switching their vote for Obama after they have disillusion with Romney...LOL.


Why are you Republicans starting to whine and cry so early?

www.onepennysheet.com

Pace your outrage, you still have to spin for tomorrow.
 
2012-10-03 06:51:26 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-10-03 06:51:33 PM  

Shaggy_C: Romney will get a bounce from this debate. Just being on stage as an equal with the leader of the free world instantly elevates your status in the eyes of the everyman, even if you do have a shiat platform and everybody hates you.


shiat don't bounce that high.
 
2012-10-03 06:51:51 PM  
I hear it on good authority that Obama is wearing loose fitting boxers tonight, and Romney a more form fitting jock.
 
2012-10-03 06:52:08 PM  

ds_4815: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x647]


There has to be a better card than that.

/I support the easy version of take a drink every time a candidate demonstrates cognitive dissonance.
//Some men just want to watch the world burn.
 
2012-10-03 06:52:36 PM  

The English Major: James!: I am so excited.

And you just cannot hide it.

I want to see Romney chase Obama around the stage like McCain did.


Imagine the wonderful photoshop contests that engender.
 
2012-10-03 06:52:40 PM  

somedude210: Hopefully this doesn't get be banned (I swear, I found this on fark in 08)

[i50.tinypic.com image 499x361]


Why would it get you banned? Because it says "fark"? Pfft. Although, things that were once OK on Fark are worthy of a ban now.

/I'm looking at you "Sweet, Futurama is on!"
 
2012-10-03 06:52:44 PM  

Bungles: I hear it on good authority that Obama is wearing loose fitting boxers tonight, and Romney a more form fitting jock.


Honest question: do you think Romney is wearing his magical underpants tonight?
 
2012-10-03 06:52:58 PM  

ariseatex: somedude210: So shall we do a TF loving push like we did for the first Brown/Warren debate?

*Barry White voice* Who wants some TF lovin tonight? You funk master somedude210 is here to spread the joy on this holy of holy political nights. Aw right, lets get it onnnn tonight

I have this guy favorited as "he gave me money," so he's legit.


I have you favorited as "He who I donated to Obama"

Boe: I have you farkied as the TF Fairy


wish granted, son
 
2012-10-03 06:53:41 PM  

WI241TH: Obama's going first tonight so that he can get out in front of Romney's zingers:

Mitt I heard you had some zingers for me. In that case let me get started.
[i.imgur.com image 453x313]
Moderator, spin that shiat.

Now everybody keeping money in the USA
Put your muthafarkin' hands up and follow me
[i.imgur.com image 550x367]
Everybody keeping money in the USA, put your muthafarkin' hands up
Look Look

Now while he stands tough
Notice that this man did not have his hands up
[i.imgur.com image 500x383]
Grand Old Party got you gassed up

Now who's afraid of the Big Bad Rove
1, 2, 3 and to the 4
1 PAC, 2 PAC, 3 PAC, 4
[i.imgur.com image 454x303]
4 PAC, 3 PAC, 2 PAC, 1
Your PAC, his PAC, no PAC, none

This guy ain't no muthafarkin C in C
I know everything he's bout to say against me
[i.imgur.com image 488x360]
I am half-white, I tend to say "um"
I did live in Indonesia with my mom
My predator drones are dropping bombs

I do got a dumb friend named Joe Biden
Who shoots himself in the foot with his own tongue
[i.imgur.com image 306x442]
We did get thumped in 2010 by you chumps
And Mitch did fark my jobs plan
I'm still standin' here screamin', "fark Republicans"

Don't ever try to judge me dude
You don't know what the fark I've been through
[i.imgur.com image 425x283]
But I know something about you
You went to Cranbrook, that's a private school

What's the matter Mitt, you disturbed?
This guy's relatable? his real name's Willard
[i.imgur.com image 605x328]
And Willard lived at home with both parents
And Willard's parents had a real good marriage

This guy doesn't wanna debate he'll faint
Cause ain't no such thing as Latter-Day Saints
[i.imgur.com image 240x375]
He's scared to death, he's scared to look in his farkin' yearbook
fark Cranbrook

fark the beat, I go acapella
fark his stock, fark a clock, fark a mailer, fark everybody
fark y'all if you doubt me
[i.imgur.com image 400x300]
I'm a piece of farkin' liberal trash, I'll say it proudly
And fark this debate, I don't wann ...


Funny'd
 
2012-10-03 06:53:51 PM  

Degenz: SoupJohnB: hillbillypharmacist: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm in rural Arizona. My vote means nothing.

Sh*t. Arkansas is projected to be Romney up by 20%.

"Arkansas! Come for the Meth; Stay Because You Sold Your Car to Buy the Meth!"

/Colbert

//Reporrr...

For those of us who don't vote for Mittens but still had to stay in Arkansas to do our community service that is just not funny.


Welcome to Far...No, no, Nope. I'm very sorry if that was offensive.

/Ok, Listen up Farkers. Gonna be a long night so let's all play nice, ok?
 
2012-10-03 06:53:53 PM  

jaylectricity: somedude210: Hopefully this doesn't get be banned (I swear, I found this on fark in 08)

[i50.tinypic.com image 499x361]

Why would it get you banned? Because it says "fark"? Pfft. Although, things that were once OK on Fark are worthy of a ban now.

/I'm looking at you "Sweet, Futurama is on!"


what! They farking ban you for that pic?!?! YOU BASTARDS!!!
 
2012-10-03 06:54:03 PM  

Bungles: I hear it on good authority that Obama is wearing loose fitting boxers tonight, and Romney a more form fitting jock.


Magic underwear, yadda yadda...
 
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