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2012-10-06 08:55:19 PM  

Podna: The dark side in me wants Full GOP control. I want them to screw up everything so badly and have everyone see it, and have the boomers suffer on catfood and the white trash in their trailers realizing they'll never "win the lotto"
The only way Americans can learn is by pain and suffering.


I used to believe the same thing. Eventually I came to realize, however, that these people are too stupid to learn. They'll never learn the lesson you're trying to teach them.
 
2012-10-06 08:56:08 PM  
Bill Maher should STFU. he is a stand up comedian. an actor. and not a very good one at that.
 
2012-10-06 08:56:32 PM  

badaboom: After he spikes the football again about Osama and brags about his drone strikes killing innocent civilians, what else can he brag about.



LOL. Because a Republican is going to go all hippy on the president over drone attacks. Oh, wait. It's Romney. He'll say f*cking anything to get elected, and you'll still blow him.
 
2012-10-06 08:56:32 PM  

Nobodyn0se: eraser8: This is serious. Pretending it's not happening is stupid.

I'm not pretending it isn't serious, or that he hasn't dropped a lot in the polls. I'm pointing out that the president is still in great shape. Those aren't mutually exclusive.


As I pointed out earlier: I view this as more serious than Bush in 2004 or Reagan in 1984 or Carter in 1980. The president's greatest argument for reelection was his competence and the insanity of his opponent.

From my perspective, the president pissed his advantage away.

Can he repair the damage his performance wrought? Certainly. But, in my opinion, he doesn't have much margin for error.
 
2012-10-06 08:57:40 PM  

whidbey: I listened to the debates. I heard Obama successfully counter Romney's lack of a plan, how his administration took on Medicare fraud, and other things.


I watched the debates and listened to them. I thought the president performed excrementally.

Mr. Obama wasn't good. I'm not going to try to convince myself that he was.

I prefer reality to fantasy.
 
2012-10-06 08:57:48 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: badaboom: Wow, you libtards are really turning on each other.


You just don't recognize a party where people aren't in perfect lock-step with their masters regardless of what they say. In a big tent, people actually disagree and are allowed to do so without being thrown out of the room. But not with the republitards. Romney wants to cut taxes last week? Cool. Romney doesn't want to do it this week? Whatever, man. He signed anti-gun legislation and has supported gun control? Don't worry, the NRA will still endorse him. As long as your "team" wins, who gives a fark what his principles are, right?


IMO, the left are far more likely to think for themselves rather than just being a part of the herd. It is one of the most admirable qualities that the Democratic party possesses. To challenge ones social group makes evolution become faster, unlike the GOP who are stuck using outdated ideas.
 
2012-10-06 08:58:04 PM  

badaboom: So much fun to watch you guys implode....



I wasn't going to ignore you because I want to see you here when Rmoney is giving his concession speech. But we all know you won't show your face when that happens, so buh bye now.
 
2012-10-06 08:59:34 PM  

eraser8: From my perspective, the president pissed his advantage away.


Well, as soon as you get some actual evidence that his advantage is gone, let me know.
 
2012-10-06 09:00:26 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: eraser8: If the remaining debates are a draw, I would bet on a Romney presidency.


No way. Even after this bump, Romney will still be at least slightly behind.


I hope you're right.

But, I don't think you are.
 
2012-10-06 09:00:59 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: badaboom: So much fun to watch you guys implode....


I wasn't going to ignore you because I want to see you here when Rmoney is giving his concession speech. But we all know you won't show your face when that happens, so buh bye now.


Wait, before you leave I need to give you some advice. Woolite works best for your little girl panties.
 
2012-10-06 09:03:10 PM  

eraser8: whidbey: I listened to the debates. I heard Obama successfully counter Romney's lack of a plan, how his administration took on Medicare fraud, and other things.

I watched the debates and listened to them. I thought the president performed excrementally.

Mr. Obama wasn't good. I'm not going to try to convince myself that he was.

I prefer reality to fantasy.


You've pretty much bought the "Obama f*cked up" fantasy, so I would have to say i disagree with this.
 
2012-10-06 09:04:23 PM  
Despite eraser8's concern, I read a post by someone the other day who had a theory that Obama gave the Republicans a mulligan so that they'd have some false hope about Romney's chances, thus funneling more money into his campaign and draining it from the other races, which are more important. And, you know, now that I think about it, I get the impression that Obama was struggling to restrain himself during the debate. Perhaps this guy's theory is right.
 
2012-10-06 09:04:38 PM  

badaboom: After he ... brags about his drone strikes killing innocent civilians, what else can he brag about.


Killing orders of magnitude less than your hero Shrub? The hypocrisy is revolting, apparently the right's strategy is to thrash is sh1at so much no one can stand being around them.
 
2012-10-06 09:04:41 PM  

whidbey: eraser8: whidbey: I listened to the debates. I heard Obama successfully counter Romney's lack of a plan, how his administration took on Medicare fraud, and other things.

I watched the debates and listened to them. I thought the president performed excrementally.

Mr. Obama wasn't good. I'm not going to try to convince myself that he was.

I prefer reality to fantasy.

You've pretty much bought the "Obama f*cked up" fantasy, so I would have to say i disagree with this.


When you have many pundits like Bill Maher and Chris Mathews who are both extremely in the pro-Obama camp saying that Obama sucked, I think it is safe to say that Obama sucked
 
2012-10-06 09:05:39 PM  

whidbey: eraser8: whidbey: I listened to the debates. I heard Obama successfully counter Romney's lack of a plan, how his administration took on Medicare fraud, and other things.

I watched the debates and listened to them. I thought the president performed excrementally.

Mr. Obama wasn't good. I'm not going to try to convince myself that he was.

I prefer reality to fantasy.

You've pretty much bought the "Obama f*cked up" fantasy, so I would have to say i disagree with this.


Fine.

I've said my piece.

If you believe the president's performance wasn't all that bad, that's your right.

I have a different view.
 
2012-10-06 09:06:37 PM  
Oh he spent it on weed because he's black and weed makes you lazy. Maher is such a racist.
 
2012-10-06 09:09:07 PM  

Podna: The dark side in me wants Full GOP control. I want them to screw up everything so badly and have everyone see it



If half the country didn't learn this after the 8 year catastrophe of the Bush administration, they are never going to learn. And the damage done to social programs would be nearly impossible to reverse, never mind the continued ballooning of our national debt (which always happens when the GOP is in charge, despite claiming to be "adults" when it comes to debt), combined with economy-killing austerity measures and more completely pointless wars, like another trillion blown on a boondoggle in Iran along with who knows how many more thousands of dead Americans.

If the right wing retards here in this thread can be fooled into believing that a recession that hit during Dubya's 7th farking year in office -- and massive joblessness that took hold AFTER two farking tax cuts that were touted as "JOB CREATING!" -- is the fault of the guy who took over the White House a farking year later, then they'll believe anything. They are the gullible useful idiots that ever politician dreams of. Even Romney must be shaking his head at the switch he's pulled on the ignorant republican voters who nominated a completely different person in August, but haven't noticed one bit, and who wouldn't dream of criticizing their guy even if they did notice.
 
2012-10-06 09:09:24 PM  
Everyone thought Kerry won the debates in '04. How did that turn out?
 
2012-10-06 09:13:19 PM  
Meanwhile, the Obama campaign is bombing the airwaves here in Ohio using Rmoney's debate performance. Hard Mode: No mention of Big Bird.

Rmoney, meanwhile, uh, maybe he's running his ads during Murder She Wrote in WeTV or something. I caught one anti-Obama PAC ad and that was it.
 
2012-10-06 09:13:26 PM  

eraser8: No way. Even after this bump, Romney will still be at least slightly behind.

I hope you're right.

But, I don't think you are.



I think it's very Chicken Little to assume that A) one debate wins it all, B) none of the other things Obama's campaign is doing better will have an affect, C) that Romney won't have another serious 47% type gaffe before this is over, and D) that Romney's bump will automatically last. I'll be shocked if Silver gives Romney more than a 35% chance of winning this time next week. I'm not math genius, but that's not enough, and he won't get the rest of the way if the remaining debates are toss-ups.
 
2012-10-06 09:14:41 PM  

eraser8: If you believe the president's performance wasn't all that bad, that's your right.

I have a different view.


It's not going to change my vote. I can't imagine why it would change any other's. Who, in your mind, is suddenly going to rally behind Romney because all of a sudden he looks like a human being in the first debate? How does that change any of what's happened earlier with what he said and what the Republicans are still pledging to do?

tl:dr You're over-reacting. Heavily.
 
2012-10-06 09:15:23 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Meanwhile, the Obama campaign is bombing the airwaves here in Ohio using Rmoney's debate performance. Hard Mode: No mention of Big Bird.



Obama just raised over $180M this week from over 1M individual donors. That's not the math of a campaign that can be derailed by one debate four weeks before election day.
 
2012-10-06 09:15:58 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Obama just raised over $180M this week


CORRECTION: This past MONTH, not week.
 
2012-10-06 09:17:05 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Meanwhile, the Obama campaign is bombing the airwaves here in Ohio using Rmoney's debate performance. Hard Mode: No mention of Big Bird.

Rmoney, meanwhile, uh, maybe he's running his ads during Murder She Wrote in WeTV or something. I caught one anti-Obama PAC ad and that was it.


I sometimes wonder how the battleground state ads are doing around this time in the campaign. Being in Illinois I don't get that environment, which is a blessing, don't get me wrong.

Tried searching youtube but it's full of bad parodies and ads that I'm not sure are airing n TV at this time...
 
2012-10-06 09:18:04 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Obama just raised over $180M this week from over 1M individual donors. That's not the math of a campaign that can be derailed by one debate four weeks before election day.


July and August, you couldn't change the channel without catching a Rmoney ad or from one of his PACs. A couple weeks back they all but vanished. Granted, this is northeast Ohio, but you'd think they'd still be trying here if they thought Ohio was in play, right?
 
2012-10-06 09:22:26 PM  

neenerist: badaboom: After he ... brags about his drone strikes killing innocent civilians, what else can he brag about.

Killing orders of magnitude less than your hero Shrub? The hypocrisy is revolting, apparently the right's strategy is to thrash is sh1at so much no one can stand being around them.


Hypocrisy? When's the last time you saw an anti-war protest? Nobel Peace prize President, what a joke. If you libs stuck to your principles you would be holding Obama's feet to the fire about still being in Afghanistan, executions without trials, and killing innocent people with drones. Instead all we hear is crickets.
 
2012-10-06 09:23:33 PM  

jigger: Oh he spent it on weed because he's black and weed makes you lazy. Maher is such a racist.


Guess you have never heard of the Choom gang.
 
2012-10-06 09:25:10 PM  

James F. Campbell: Despite eraser8's concern, I read a post by someone the other day who had a theory that Obama gave the Republicans a mulligan so that they'd have some false hope about Romney's chances, thus funneling more money into his campaign and draining it from the other races, which are more important. And, you know, now that I think about it, I get the impression that Obama was struggling to restrain himself during the debate. Perhaps this guy's theory is right.


The Rocky Three plan? Keep grasping.....
 
2012-10-06 09:29:02 PM  

badaboom: Instead all we hear is crickets.


I hear one guy saying we're out of Afghanistan in 2014. I hear another guy wanting war with Iran.

But both sides are bad, so don't bother trying to stop yet another land war in Asia.
 
2012-10-06 09:39:35 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Fabric_Man: You ever debated Mitt Romney... ON WEED???
It would be the only way I could be in the same room with Romney and not kill him, honestly.


Hell, I was stoned and I couldn't watch the debate with the sound on. Sometimes I think I'm too emotional.

Then I smoke some pot and know I am.
 
2012-10-06 09:39:48 PM  

badaboom: Hypocrisy? When's the last time you saw an anti-war protest? Nobel Peace prize President, what a joke. If you libs stuck to your principles you would be holding Obama's feet to the fire about still being in Afghanistan, executions without trials, and killing innocent people with drones. Instead all we hear is crickets.


Apparently the right's strategy is to thrash in sh1at so much no one can stand being around them. Well played.
 
2012-10-06 09:46:31 PM  

badaboom: shower_in_my_socks: badaboom: Wow, you libtards are really turning on each other.


You just don't recognize a party where people aren't in perfect lock-step with their masters regardless of what they say. In a big tent, people actually disagree and are allowed to do so without being thrown out of the room. But not with the republitards. Romney wants to cut taxes last week? Cool. Romney doesn't want to do it this week? Whatever, man. He signed anti-gun legislation and has supported gun control? Don't worry, the NRA will still endorse him. As long as your "team" wins, who gives a fark what his principles are, right?

So much fun to watch you guys implode....


When? Where? Good luck in the election. 2008 all over again. Then we will watch you implode
 
2012-10-06 09:49:25 PM  

cman: shower_in_my_socks: badaboom: Wow, you libtards are really turning on each other.


You just don't recognize a party where people aren't in perfect lock-step with their masters regardless of what they say. In a big tent, people actually disagree and are allowed to do so without being thrown out of the room. But not with the republitards. Romney wants to cut taxes last week? Cool. Romney doesn't want to do it this week? Whatever, man. He signed anti-gun legislation and has supported gun control? Don't worry, the NRA will still endorse him. As long as your "team" wins, who gives a fark what his principles are, right?

IMO, the left are far more likely to think for themselves rather than just being a part of the herd. It is one of the most admirable qualities that the Democratic party possesses. To challenge ones social group makes evolution become faster, unlike the GOP who are stuck using outdated ideas.


B-b-but, evolution isn't real! It's a lie straight outta hell itself! The entire House Science Committee says so!
 
2012-10-06 09:50:13 PM  

badaboom: Hypocrisy? When's the last time you saw an anti-war protest? Nobel Peace prize President, what a joke. If you libs stuck to your principles you would be holding Obama's feet to the fire about still being in Afghanistan, executions without trials, and killing innocent people with drones. Instead all we hear is crickets.


Because he ended Iraq which everyone protested over, and is tough on terror so the gop can't ping being weak on him. Game set match
 
2012-10-06 09:50:54 PM  

badaboom: neenerist: badaboom: After he ... brags about his drone strikes killing innocent civilians, what else can he brag about.

Killing orders of magnitude less than your hero Shrub? The hypocrisy is revolting, apparently the right's strategy is to thrash is sh1at so much no one can stand being around them.

Hypocrisy? When's the last time you saw an anti-war protest? Nobel Peace prize President, what a joke. If you libs stuck to your principles you would be holding Obama's feet to the fire about still being in Afghanistan, executions without trials, and killing innocent people with drones. Instead all we hear is crickets.


The big anti-war protests were protesting the war in Iraq. Y'know, the illegal one, based on lies, that we're now out of. And Obama is ending Afghanistan too...unless Republicans take over again and block that while invading Iran.

And having frequently visited DC over the years, I can tell you that the same small, anti-ANY-WAR-EVER folks still protest, like they always do.

And yes, I get that you're pissed Obama took out the Right's #1 bogeyman, but guess what? Nobody except utter dipshiats thinks the SEALs were wrong to take him out. Same with al-Awaki, and every other member of al-Qaeda that the military, under Obama's command, has taken out.
 
2012-10-06 09:51:53 PM  

whidbey: It's not going to change my vote. I can't imagine why it would change any other's. Who, in your mind, is suddenly going to rally behind Romney because all of a sudden he looks like a human being in the first debate? How does that change any of what's happened earlier with what he said and what the Republicans are still pledging to do?


He acted like an arrogant asshole, since he is one. But of course people who think that the Presidential race is a football game are all for the most aggressive person on the field. The actual words or the meanings of them are just the crowd roaring. RA RA RA look at him go!!!!
 
2012-10-06 10:06:22 PM  

Podna: eraser8: A lot of people have told me I've being too pessimistic...but, I honestly think that the president needs two STELLAR performances to undo the damage he did to himself this week. If he can't manage that, then I suspect he'll lose the election. And, as a "bonus," I suspect the Democrats will lose the Senate to boot.

The dark side in me wants Full GOP control. I want them to screw up everything so badly and have everyone see it, and have the boomers suffer on catfood and the white trash in their trailers realizing they'll never "win the lotto"
The only way Americans can learn is by pain and suffering.


That happened already. Remember Bush? Two terrible wars, flushing a surplus down the toilet, destroying the economy, etc?

Dems won en mass, and then two years later, when they hadn't cleaned the Republican mess up fast enough, the blame was all put on them.

Americans will learn a lesson for ten minutes then forget all about it.
 
2012-10-06 10:11:00 PM  
Why didn't Maher give the money directly to "The Poor"?
 
2012-10-06 10:25:47 PM  

badaboom: what else can he brag about


How 'bout the fact that "Al-Qaeda #2" now has a life expectancy comparable to that of "Spinal Tap Drummer"?
 
2012-10-06 10:27:59 PM  

Vectron: Why didn't Maher give the money directly to "The Poor"?


Help a million poor people once or ensure that the poor aren't ground up as Soylent Green vis a vis the Romney administration.

Coeyagi - Bringing da Math when da Math be hard.
 
2012-10-06 10:34:44 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: IlGreven: I'm gonna give this ti Bill or any other guy who's already voting for Obama who's still gnashing their teeth over the debate, and wailing for all to see:

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But haven't you heard?? A year of campaigning, a billion dollars in ads, a favorable electoral college map, an improving economy, still better fav/unfav ratings than Romney, and incredibly strong polling numbers in key states like Ohio is all undone by one shiatty debate! It's true! Unless Obama removes Romney's head and spine like Sub Zero in the next debate we're all dooooooomed!


Actually, I think that could solve a great number of the political problems if Republicans were disemboweled on stage.
 
2012-10-06 10:39:09 PM  

Vectron: Why didn't Maher give the money directly to "The Poor"?



Your mom required cash only no check
 
2012-10-06 10:40:37 PM  

intelligent comment below: Vectron: Why didn't Maher give the money directly to "The Poor"?


Your mom required cash only no check


I am in A.C. right now. The amount of Check Cashing places is kinda uhf*ckingbelievable. His mom would do well here.
 
2012-10-06 10:41:21 PM  

Mithiwithi: badaboom: what else can he brag about

How 'bout the fact that "Al-Qaeda #2" now has a life expectancy comparable to that of "Spinal Tap Drummer"?


And that al-Qaeda, as an organization, has been reduced from attacking us on our own soil to using a riot as cover to attack a consulate?
 
2012-10-06 10:48:17 PM  

Girl From The North Country: This is one of many ways Dems are different then Repubs. They will actually call out the crap their candidates do rather than try to rewrite the facts.


because no Republicans have expressed dissatisfaction with Romney all year
 
2012-10-06 10:49:15 PM  

LordJiro: Mithiwithi: badaboom: what else can he brag about

How 'bout the fact that "Al-Qaeda #2" now has a life expectancy comparable to that of "Spinal Tap Drummer"?

And that al-Qaeda, as an organization, has been reduced from attacking us on our own soil to using a riot as cover to attack a consulate?


But just remember, Obama not only deep sixed our economy further but somehow managed to flush our foreign diplomacy down the toilet.

If Obama f*cked up as much sh*t as the GOP claims, the man would have to sleep 2 hours a night to actively pursue the utter f*cking destruction of America as prophesized by any dickhead who gushes at how wonky Karl Rove is.
 
2012-10-06 10:53:20 PM  

soup sandwich: Girl From The North Country: This is one of many ways Dems are different then Repubs. They will actually call out the crap their candidates do rather than try to rewrite the facts.

because no Republicans have expressed dissatisfaction with Romney all year


They have, yet the 47% eff up in a normal non-Ailes-raped universe would have Fox & Friends hosts cock-punching a lifelike mannequin of Romney (aka Romney) at being such a dumb mother*cker.

They are not beyond policing themselves, but don't act like they do it every time they should or even close to that (nor do Dems).
 
2012-10-06 11:14:43 PM  
the czar just wanted our money, the reds, they want our minds,,,,,
/told to me by my babushka
 
2012-10-06 11:48:47 PM  

eraser8: whidbey: No, right now, you're working for the Republican party.

You're an idiot.

Fark off. Seriously.

You're the one working for the Republican party because you refuse to find fault with the president's performance when fault is OBVIOUS.

You ARE NOT HELPING Mr. Obama by acting like a blind person. If the president loses next month, you should pat yourself on the back, because you helped it happen.


If he loses next month it will be because he failed to make a good case for a liberal alternative to the fark You, I've Got Mine republican philosophy. And if he really can't (or won't, more likely) do that? fark him.
 
2012-10-07 12:43:46 AM  

eraser8: I suppose that's part of the problem: I don't think Mr. Obama is a particularly accomplished president.


Look, I'll agree that his debate performance was abysmal (the rumours that he tanked on purpose as part of the long game seem fairly likely, but we'll see how it goes), but... Shut up. Seriously, just shut up. I can't tell whether you're doomsaying for cynicism's sake or just trolling, but nobody can honestly believe that Obama "Isn't accomplished" without having suffered from some sort of major brain damage. From reversing the recession, to kickstarting health care reform, to pointing us on the path to civil rights for gay people, to ending the Iraq War while taking out dozens of top terrorists - he's probably the most accomplished President within my lifetime. Is he perfect? Hell no. Does he deserve a second term regardless? Hell yes.
 
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