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(Washington Post)   So, after several billion in campaign spending, endless amounts of television and Internet time spent on discussing, arguing, slandering, defending and confusing the issues, when all is said and done, the status quo will remain unchanged   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 11
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2012-10-26 09:23:12 AM  
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vpb: That's about the best that can be hoped for until the spasm of bat-shiat crazy that has taken over the right subsides.


Pretty much. I'm not voting for progress. I'm voting to help galvanize the levee that holds these crazy assholes back.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-26 09:00:13 AM  
3 votes:
That's about the best that can be hoped for until the spasm of bat-shiat crazy that has taken over the right subsides.
2012-10-26 11:53:36 AM  
2 votes:

vpb: That's about the best that can be hoped for until the spasm of bat-shiat crazy that has taken over the right subsides.


The right went catshiat insane in 1980, and hasn't looked back sense. They will not stop until they are dead, so give it another 20 years or so. That entire generation is completely fubared
2012-10-26 02:28:43 PM  
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: Nothing will change.

Nothing EVER changes.

Why don't you people see that?


WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

Thing do indeed change, but they change slooooowly. It requires an well-informed populace, and that's the difficult part.
2012-10-26 02:08:22 PM  
1 votes:
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
Emma Goldman
2012-10-26 01:09:53 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

Status quo.
2012-10-26 12:03:46 PM  
1 votes:
Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.
2012-10-26 12:02:43 PM  
1 votes:

dickfreckle: Pretty much. I'm not voting for progress. I'm voting to help galvanize the levee that holds these crazy assholes back.


I think we'll need something more than that.

i50.tinypic.com

/gop winter is coming
2012-10-26 12:02:10 PM  
1 votes:
People attribute way too much power to the president.

Fact:

The economy is going to be the same in 2016 whether Obama or Romney is elected president. They're simply not capable of magically making things better.
2012-10-26 11:56:27 AM  
1 votes:

dickfreckle: Pretty much. I'm not voting for progress. I'm voting to help galvanize the levee that holds these crazy assholes back.


THIS. This was the first time I voted straight party ticket since I first voted when I was 20. I voted all Repub then, and I voted all Dem yesterday. When the GOP comes back from crazyland they'll get my vote, but until then, no farking way.
2012-10-26 11:48:23 AM  
1 votes:

bdub77: mrshowrules: True. Also, I say the status quo does change. Obama being re-elected is basically an affirmation of his first 4 years and a repudiation of Congress's obstructionism.

I think Obama will win, but if he does, I don't think it's a repudiation of obstructionism - if anything it almost worked, which is almost scarier. And now the GOP has a whole new tactic it has tried, just simply lie about everything.

Also, Obama would get to preside over an improving economy now. That is what pisses of the GOP the most. They likely won't have a single negative economic vector to use in 2016. Finally, he doesn't have to mince words from now on although he will likely keep this in his back-pocket most of the time.

Or they could just obstruct for another 4 years and the economy would stumble along improving ever slightly but not as well as it could have if Congress had done anything - and in two years' time there'll be another election in which the House will probably gain more GOP seats - because America is stupid and doesn't vote in mid-term elections. And in four years, we'll vote Bush III into the White House.

I mean seriously this country farking sucks.


90% of the damage obstructionism did was in the first 4 years. It hindered the recovery and the most crucial period, slowed down growth and probably delayed time frames for balancing the budget by at least 10 years.

The economy was a sick patient that the GOP were preventing treatment when it was in the ICU. Now the patient is being released from the hospital after far too long. Weak but getting stronger. The GOP could try and block the patient seeing their doctor for follow-ups but the damage has already been done.

My point is that the GOP blew the load on sacrificing the economy to get Obama out of office. If Obama wins, it will be the biggest failure of the GOP as well as their biggest douchebag move in recent history.

The economy will improve in the 2nd term regardless of GOP obstructionism, another war will end, gays will marry, immigration reform will take place, new regulations will likely prevent another financial crisis, Obamacare will become a permanent/popular institution. The won thing the GOP will be able to prevent (which is very unfortunate) will be investments in America's future.
 
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