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(Salon)   Two can play at that game: Why, I, a lifelong Republican, am voting for Obama   (salon.com) divider line 160
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2012-10-08 05:31:10 PM
i'd say this guy carries more weight than the douche voting for romney down the page.
 
2012-10-08 05:45:59 PM
LOL.
 
2012-10-08 06:00:42 PM
 
2012-10-08 06:06:38 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-08 06:07:37 PM

FlashHarry: i'd say this guy carries more weight than the douche voting for romney down the page.


What? A three-term Senator is more credible than a sportswriter called "Buzz?"

The hell you say!
 
2012-10-08 08:33:01 PM
Person on internet with political opinion: "I'm an idiot."

Me: "Yes you are. But good choice."
 
2012-10-08 08:47:29 PM
FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.
 
2012-10-08 09:17:35 PM
I personally support Obama because he's the best Republican to run in decades.
 
2012-10-08 09:19:03 PM
I'm afraid the extreme wing will say that we weren't conservative enough.

You mean they're going to get even crazier?  I'm sorta terrified to wonder what that would consist of.
 
2012-10-08 09:21:02 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.


Well since Romney''s going to slash veteran's benefits and plans to get us into at least one more war in the Mid East, I think if veterans still support him it says more about veterans.
 
2012-10-08 09:26:04 PM

fusillade762: I'm afraid the extreme wing will say that we weren't conservative enough.

You mean they're going to get even crazier?  I'm sorta terrified to wonder what that would consist of.


Ideology could be circular, which means it'll come right back around to the left.
 
2012-10-08 09:28:31 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.


I'd like to see a better poll than that. I know it's anecdotal, but every single military person I know despises Mitt Romney. Actually, that's not true -- I know one or two that don't despise him. They're still voting for President Obama, though.
 
2012-10-08 09:34:57 PM
Lifelong?  
 
"A moderate, Pressler voted for Obama in 2008".  
 
Huh.  
 
2012-10-08 09:36:08 PM

DrowningLessons: tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.

I'd like to see a better poll than that. I know it's anecdotal, but every single military person I know despises Mitt Romney. Actually, that's not true -- I know one or two that don't despise him. They're still voting for President Obama, though.


I know nothing about The Military Times subscribers. I'll just assume it's like polling NRA members.
 
2012-10-08 09:44:08 PM
And I, a lifetime member of the Extremely Silly Party, will vote this year for the Sensible Party candidate.

Yeah, that's right. I'm bypassing the guy from the regular Silly Party and crossing all the way over to Sensible.
 
2012-10-08 09:44:42 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.


Ah, yes, reason #947 why Obama's reelection will be a fraud.
 
2012-10-08 09:45:49 PM

tomasso: And I, a lifetime member of the Extremely Silly Party, will vote this year for the Sensible Party candidate.

Yeah, that's right. I'm bypassing the guy from the regular Silly Party and crossing all the way over to Sensible.


Well, I'd vote silly party, but I can't walk the walk.
 
2012-10-08 09:46:45 PM

I_C_Weener: Lifelong?  
 
"A moderate, Pressler voted for Obama in 2008".  
 
Huh.


Well, he's still a Republican. So the headline is technically correct, which is the best kind of correct.
 
2012-10-08 09:49:03 PM

I_C_Weener: Lifelong?  
 
"A moderate, Pressler voted for Obama in 2008".  
 
Huh.


He voted for Obama to prove he wasn't stupid. Now, he is going to prove that he is stupid by voting for Obama again.

/lol
 
2012-10-08 09:49:32 PM

DrowningLessons: tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.

I'd like to see a better poll than that. I know it's anecdotal, but every single military person I know despises Mitt Romney. Actually, that's not true -- I know one or two that don't despise him. They're still voting for President Obama, though.


weird huh, that people you hang out with and know have similar viewpoints than you have.

every military person and veteran I know are voting Romney.
 
2012-10-08 09:54:10 PM

I_C_Weener: Lifelong?  
 
"A moderate, Pressler voted for Obama in 2008".  
 
Huh.


Lifelong Democrat:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com 

Huh
 
2012-10-08 10:01:02 PM

fusillade762: I_C_Weener: Lifelong?  
 
"A moderate, Pressler voted for Obama in 2008".  
 
Huh.

Well, he's still a Republican. So the headline is technically correct, which is the best kind of correct.


Heh
 
2012-10-08 10:01:11 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: DrowningLessons: tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.

I'd like to see a better poll than that. I know it's anecdotal, but every single military person I know despises Mitt Romney. Actually, that's not true -- I know one or two that don't despise him. They're still voting for President Obama, though.

weird huh, that people you hang out with and know have similar viewpoints than you have.

every military person and veteran I know are voting Romney.


... making both of our experiences anecdotal, and this poll is not from a place I trust, so I'd like another source. No need to be snippy there, dickless.
 
2012-10-08 10:06:59 PM

DrowningLessons: this poll is not from a place I trust


Why don't you trust a poll from Military Times?
 
2012-10-08 10:11:42 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: DrowningLessons: this poll is not from a place I trust

Why don't you trust a poll from Military Times?


*shrug* It doesn't come up often in conversation, most people I know (including military peeps) don't really read it, it's not a place known for its polling, nor does it have its metrics or polling data explained, it only has a #39,140 Alexa ranking, etc. I see no reason to trust it at all, other than it says what you want.
 
2012-10-08 10:14:01 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.


FTA: "The Military Times Poll is a secure email survey of active-duty, National Guard and reserve members who are subscribers to the Military Times newspapers"

So, not veterans.
 
2012-10-08 10:20:11 PM
I'm pretty sure the Military Times is one of those free weeklies that are next to the Union-Tribune (the "main" newspaper here, also ultra-right wing). 

/would obtain either only for birdcage liner.
 
2012-10-08 10:27:07 PM

themindiswatching: I'm pretty sure the Military Times is one of those free weeklies


Yup. I wasn't aware that you could even subscribe to it.
 
2012-10-08 10:31:01 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: every military person and veteran I know are voting Romney.


Well if that's true, what does it say about the military people and veterans that you know that they're voting for someone who will cut their benefits and send them into another useless war?
 
2012-10-08 10:52:33 PM

themindiswatching: I'm pretty sure the Military Times is one of those free weeklies that are next to the Union-Tribune (the "main" newspaper here, also ultra-right wing). 

/would obtain either only for birdcage liner.


While the U-T was no NC Times (which they recently bought), their Chargers coverage was marginally above crap. So they had sports going for them. Which is nice.
 
2012-10-08 11:02:49 PM

fusillade762: I_C_Weener: Lifelong?  
 
"A moderate, Pressler voted for Obama in 2008".  
 
Huh.

Well, he's still a Republican. So the headline is technically correct, which is the best kind of correct.


I should have asked for ten pounds of Cheese Fries on Saturday. For the lulz.
 
2012-10-08 11:05:21 PM

fusillade762: I'm afraid the extreme wing will say that we weren't conservative enough.

You mean they're going to get even crazier?  I'm sorta terrified to wonder what that would consist of.


If you really want to understand American politics, just Google "Morlocks and Eloi."
 
2012-10-08 11:07:33 PM

FloydA: fusillade762: I'm afraid the extreme wing will say that we weren't conservative enough.

You mean they're going to get even crazier?  I'm sorta terrified to wonder what that would consist of.

If you really want to understand American politics, just Google "Morlocks and Eloi."


Honestly, you think anyone here doesn't understand the reference?
 
2012-10-08 11:16:53 PM

simplicimus:

Honestly, you think anyone here doesn't understand the reference?


My expectations for the Politics tab are rather low. TBH, I'm impressed that half of these farknuggets understand that they should wipe when they poo.
 
2012-10-08 11:29:38 PM
As a Republican, I voted for Obama last time around.

The party refused to do the thinking that should have gone into wondering how McCain lost, and so badly. It then doubled down on the very idiocy that turned the national arena against him, and bolstered candidates who are not just poor for their districts, but poor for the nation, and then lionized them for their obfuscation and obstructionism.

It disgusted me so, that after the Primary, I changed my registration. I did so, because the party no longer serves the ideals that brought me to her. And that was a life long Republican. After more than 20 years. Mind you, that life long Republicanism has been with caveats. I have never held with idea of voting strictly for a party candidate. You vote for the person you think will best do the job. In some cases, that was a Democrat, in some cases that was an independent candidate, and in some cases it was the Republican, but that means actually looking down the slate, and looking at the positions and the candidates themselves. Over the years, I kept my party membership, in many races, just to vote against candidates in Primaries who were NOT fit for service. In this case, I was glad to cast a vote against Romney, and I was saddened that Johnson wasn't on the ticket, because while I don't agree with the man on many economic issues, he is far more sane a candidate and far more ideologically appealing to me than Mittens will ever be. Then again, I have despised Romney since his involvement with the UMaine system from those college days, and perhaps my antipathy for him has held true over the years, but for a man who has been essentially running for this office for six years now, there's a LOT to dislike the man for.

I will be voting for Obama again. Plain and true. I'd like a better candidate than either Romney or Obama, but of the folks running this time around, I think that Obama will do the least damage to the nation and to the office. And sometimes, that's the choice you are faced with. If Snowe had run, and made it through the Primaries, I'd probably still be Republican, because I worked her campaign in college, and truly believe her to be a good choice. Good for the state of Maine, and good for the nation. But that wasn't in the cards, and more's the pity, because Snowe would have given this country what it needs: a strong Republican voice that is tempered with solid experience and solid leadership qualities, not just the glad handing and cheerleading that folks seem to want...
 
2012-10-08 11:50:22 PM

davidphogan: I should have asked for ten pounds of Cheese Fries on Saturday. For the lulz.


Heh. The dish that makes you vomit and raises your blood pressure to dangerous levels.
 
2012-10-09 12:00:48 AM

fusillade762: davidphogan: I should have asked for ten pounds of Cheese Fries on Saturday. For the lulz.

Heh. The dish that makes you vomit and raises your blood pressure to dangerous levels.


It also makes you sound tired.
 
2012-10-09 12:03:24 AM

bdub77: fusillade762: davidphogan: I should have asked for ten pounds of Cheese Fries on Saturday. For the lulz.

Heh. The dish that makes you vomit and raises your blood pressure to dangerous levels.

It also makes you sound tired.


Eh, I'll give him a break today. He's had a better polling day than he ever imagined he could have.
 
2012-10-09 12:29:05 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.


Hey, If I were the military, I'd support the guy trying to protect all the waste and pork in the budget as well.
 
2012-10-09 12:31:42 AM

hubiestubert: As a Republican, I voted for Obama last time around.

The party refused to do the thinking that should have gone into wondering how McCain lost, and so badly. It then doubled down on the very idiocy that turned the national arena against him, and bolstered candidates who are not just poor for their districts, but poor for the nation, and then lionized them for their obfuscation and obstructionism.

It disgusted me so, that after the Primary, I changed my registration. I did so, because the party no longer serves the ideals that brought me to her. And that was a life long Republican. After more than 20 years. Mind you, that life long Republicanism has been with caveats. I have never held with idea of voting strictly for a party candidate. You vote for the person you think will best do the job. In some cases, that was a Democrat, in some cases that was an independent candidate, and in some cases it was the Republican, but that means actually looking down the slate, and looking at the positions and the candidates themselves. Over the years, I kept my party membership, in many races, just to vote against candidates in Primaries who were NOT fit for service. In this case, I was glad to cast a vote against Romney, and I was saddened that Johnson wasn't on the ticket, because while I don't agree with the man on many economic issues, he is far more sane a candidate and far more ideologically appealing to me than Mittens will ever be. Then again, I have despised Romney since his involvement with the UMaine system from those college days, and perhaps my antipathy for him has held true over the years, but for a man who has been essentially running for this office for six years now, there's a LOT to dislike the man for.

I will be voting for Obama again. Plain and true. I'd like a better candidate than either Romney or Obama, but of the folks running this time around, I think that Obama will do the least damage to the nation and to the office. And sometimes, that's the choice you are faced with. If Snowe had run, and made it through the Primaries, I'd probably still be Republican, because I worked her campaign in college, and truly believe her to be a good choice. Good for the state of Maine, and good for the nation. But that wasn't in the cards, and more's the pity, because Snowe would have given this country what it needs: a strong Republican voice that is tempered with solid experience and solid leadership qualities, not just the glad handing and cheerleading that folks seem to want...


Mr Soy is a lifelong Republican, and still considers himself one. However, he's voting Obama since he believes the Christian Right and crazy teabaggers have highjacked the party.
 
2012-10-09 12:33:25 AM

Soymilk: Mr Soy is a lifelong Republican, and still considers himself one. However, he's voting Obama since he believes the Christian Right and crazy teabaggers have highjacked the party.


No offense and all, but is he just realizing this now?
 
2012-10-09 12:34:36 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1


The poll you linked to surveyed active and reserve soldiers, they didn't ask a single veteran what they thought. I know at least a couple of veterans who were Republicans when they were in service but became Democrats when they left and realized how much Republicans screw veterans. (I'm a veteran myself, but I've always voted for Democrats).
 
2012-10-09 12:35:04 AM
Why a Republican should vote for Obama: Because he's to the right of every Republican president but the last one. He's a conservative hawk. He is the very heart and soul of the Republican Party. Instead of him being Kenyan, the Birthers should be screaming that he's actually an elephant.
 
2012-10-09 12:36:31 AM
Veteran. Voting Obama again. Won't matter though. I'm in Texas.
 
2012-10-09 12:37:38 AM

Mugato: tenpoundsofcheese: FTA: the veterans are offended by Romney.

Reality: Military favors Romney 2:1

oopsie.

explains the shenanigans about getting ballots to the military.

Well since Romney''s going to slash veteran's benefits and plans to get us into at least one more war in the Mid East, I think if veterans still support him it says more about veterans.


I'm beginning to think some military members think Romney is the way they can move up in pay grade.

If they live through it.

/I have no idea why anyone would vote against the man who ended the multiple 15 month combat tours with no time off between
 
2012-10-09 12:37:54 AM

A Dark Evil Omen: Why a Republican should vote for Obama: Because he's to the right of every Republican president but the last one. He's a conservative hawk. He is the very heart and soul of the Republican Party. Instead of him being Kenyan, the Birthers should be screaming that he's actually an elephant.


But the President is near.
 
2012-10-09 12:39:10 AM
My dad, three of my uncles, two of my brothers, and an aunt are all veterans. They will be voting for President Obama. The relatives that are voting for Romney are the "I'll send my sons to Canada if there is a draft" sort of people. I love them, but they are batshiat crazy teabaggers.
 
2012-10-09 12:39:59 AM

Mrtraveler01: Soymilk: Mr Soy is a lifelong Republican, and still considers himself one. However, he's voting Obama since he believes the Christian Right and crazy teabaggers have highjacked the party.

No offense and all, but is he just realizing this now?


Well he did vote for Obama last time and he despised W. So, I guess not much of a Republican really...
 
2012-10-09 12:40:59 AM

Soymilk: Mrtraveler01: Soymilk: Mr Soy is a lifelong Republican, and still considers himself one. However, he's voting Obama since he believes the Christian Right and crazy teabaggers have highjacked the party.

No offense and all, but is he just realizing this now?

Well he did vote for Obama last time and he despised W. So, I guess not much of a Republican really...


No. He just recognized stupid when he saw it and voted for the right guy for a change.
 
2012-10-09 12:41:13 AM

FloydA: Honestly, you think anyone here doesn't understand the reference?

My expectations for the Politics tab are rather low. TBH, I'm impressed that half of these farknuggets understand that they should wipe when they poo.


But if your expectations are that low, why do you expect that they'd even bother Googling a reference they don't understand?
 
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