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(Washington Post)   Logic of many newspaper endorsements for Romney: Republicans in Congress refuse to work with Obama, so we need to elect someone they'll work with   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 85
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2012-10-30 01:23:31 PM  
0bama was supposed to be the most post-partisan President eva.
Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.
 
2012-10-30 01:26:52 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama was supposed to be the most post-partisan President eva.
Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.


Wow. You're actually admitting that the main problem you have with Obama is that he won the election.
 
2012-10-30 01:27:12 PM  
Ewww Poopie in the Boobies.
 
2012-10-30 01:27:21 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama was supposed to be the most post-partisan President eva.
Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.


John Boehner gets 98% of what he wants.

CREDIT DOWNGRADE
 
2012-10-30 01:33:22 PM  
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2012-10-30 01:34:24 PM  
Wow, that's some twisted logic there. "My kid won't eat anything but candy without a fight so from now on I'll only feed them candy!!"
 
2012-10-30 01:37:53 PM  
Everyone's missing the point here.

Newspapers are a dying breed. The GOP are a dying breed. They need each other. It's self-preservation as they impotently watch their on-fire sinking houseboat go over a waterfall.
 
2012-10-30 01:41:09 PM  
Yeah, that's called "blackmail."
 
2012-10-30 02:04:13 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Yeah, that's called "blackmail."


Bingo.
 
2012-10-30 02:04:47 PM  
Yep, I read David Brooks' piece. Hilarious.
 
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2012-10-30 02:11:01 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama was supposed to be the most post-partisan President eva.
Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.


Yes, expecting Republicans to understand Democracy was obviously a mistake. Still, it's better to get noting done than to let the GOP ruin the country.
 
2012-10-30 03:01:38 PM  
But if the Republicans don't win back the White House then they'll have another four-year-long temper tantrum!

Hey, I've got an idea. Let's vote out the crying babies instead.
 
2012-10-30 03:05:49 PM  

Lando Lincoln: But if the Republicans don't win back the White House then they'll have another four-year-long temper tantrum!

Hey, I've got an idea. Let's vote out the crying babies instead.


this just in, democrats are in favor of abandoning babies. vote republican.
 
2012-10-30 03:11:47 PM  

jchic: Wow, that's some twisted logic there. "My kid won't eat anything but candy without a fight so from now on I'll only feed them candy!!"


I'm pretty sure that's Pediasure's current marketing campaign.
 
2012-10-30 03:25:37 PM  
Seems like the better idea would be to replace the ones with 13% approval first.
 
2012-10-30 03:53:22 PM  
We need to stop negotiating with terrorists.
 
2012-10-30 03:53:23 PM  
Sadly that seems to be the opinion of a lot of undecided voters too. There used to be a time when you didn't reward bratty whiny kids with candy. Now you let them have the White House.

I blame lack of understanding how the government works. Sure, everybody takes civics class in school when they're too young to use that knowledge. There should be a mandatory refresher course and/or exam for citizens approaching the age of 40. Tie it into drivers license renewal so you don't violate any voting rights.
 
2012-10-30 03:54:00 PM  
I would like to hear a parent try to defend the logic of giving a child what he/she wants just because they throw a temper tantrum...

Remember Eric "I never voted for the sequestration that I voted for" Cantor?
 
2012-10-30 03:54:18 PM  
Hostage takers don't get to f*cking choose WHO is the negotiator.
 
2012-10-30 03:55:07 PM  
I do not want the hard-right loonies in the house to have anything to say about any aspect of my life. Obama is the only thing keeping them from taking over. Just one more reason to vote for him.

God help us all if people like Akin ever get any real power, FFS.
 
2012-10-30 03:55:26 PM  
Wow, they really think we're stupid. It's insulting at this point.
 
2012-10-30 03:57:24 PM  
Duh. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Accuse Obama of being partisan > Defy anything Obama wants > Only 1 party supports Obama's ideas > Partisan!

...and these are things the GOP originally supported, too. It's worth noting that McCain and Palin supported cap and trade at the start of 2008. Romney is the godfather of Obamacare, etc.
 
2012-10-30 03:58:45 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama was supposed to be the most post-partisan President eva.
Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.


Better than Ezra?
 
2012-10-30 03:59:18 PM  
Elections have consequences and I won.

You did't build that.
 
2012-10-30 03:59:33 PM  

dr_blasto: Seems like the better idea would be to replace the ones with 13% approval first.


The main problem here is that it's not my Congressman that's the problem, it's all the other bozos.
 
2012-10-30 04:00:19 PM  
I think some of the republicans in congress have petitioned for a separate drinking fountain too.
 
2012-10-30 04:01:12 PM  
mlkshk.com
 
2012-10-30 04:01:21 PM  

Stile4aly: dr_blasto: Seems like the better idea would be to replace the ones with 13% approval first.

The main problem here is that it's not my Congressman that's the problem, it's all the other bozos.


Don't you dare talk about Wyden like that.
 
2012-10-30 04:02:13 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama was supposed to be the most post-partisan President eva.
Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.

He is confronted with racism, obstructionism, and one of the most partisan inspired oppositions in modern times.

/FTFY
 
2012-10-30 04:04:42 PM  
How about I vote for Obama, and vote out the GOP asshats that refuse to work with the President to assist our nation. Print that shait in your newspaper!
 
2012-10-30 04:04:55 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama was supposed to be the most post-partisan President eva.
Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.

Better than Ezra?


OMG not Nickelback!
 
2012-10-30 04:05:40 PM  
But all the obstructionism is entirely 0bama's fault. From day one he has steadfastly refused to reach across the aisle or listen to anything the Republicans have to say. I know because my former senator George Voinovich said so on the radio-box.
 
2012-10-30 04:06:11 PM  
I guess he just hopes no one will remember that when he was governor even the Republicans voted against him

"But DiMasi, the Democratic speaker, pointed to dwindling Republican support: ''You didn't even have to debate ..... Even the Republicans voted against him.''

Of 283 budget veto overrides in 2006, Romney failed to attract a single Republican vote on 81 roll calls in the Senate and 60 in the House, records show."

Oh, who am I kidding. Of course they don't remember.
 
2012-10-30 04:08:45 PM  
Actually, if it pisses off republicans , you must be doing something right!
 
2012-10-30 04:09:22 PM  

ricewater_stool: tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama was supposed to be the most post-partisan President eva.
Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.

Stupid or troll- you decide.


I'll put you down for both.
 
2012-10-30 04:10:42 PM  

Dr.Zom: We need to stop negotiating with terrorists.


How about we terrorize negotiators?
 
2012-10-30 04:13:12 PM  

Freudian_slipknot: I guess he just hopes no one will remember that when he was governor even the Republicans voted against him

"But DiMasi, the Democratic speaker, pointed to dwindling Republican support: ''You didn't even have to debate ..... Even the Republicans voted against him.''

Of 283 budget veto overrides in 2006, Romney failed to attract a single Republican vote on 81 roll calls in the Senate and 60 in the House, records show."

Oh, who am I kidding. Of course they don't remember.


Nor will they remember his 800 vetoes, nor the over 700 overrides.
 
2012-10-30 04:13:58 PM  
So I can understand the low-information voter seeing Mitt Romney in the past couple of weeks and saying to themselves "He seems like a compassionate conservative who could get this country on track." It's incredibly dumb, but I understand it. What I don't understand is why his base is still turning out and enthusiastic, considering he's reversed every position he took to squeak through the primaries. Conservatives are taking their least ugly cousin to the prom, and cheering that she's going to leave with another guy.
 
2012-10-30 04:15:42 PM  
So, basically, we not only negotiate with terrorists, we cave in completely.
 
2012-10-30 04:18:17 PM  

Dr.Zom: We need to stop negotiating with terrorists.


Exactly! What's the point of illegal drone strikes if you don't accomplish anything good with them?
 
2012-10-30 04:19:06 PM  

Kuroshin: Stile4aly: dr_blasto: Seems like the better idea would be to replace the ones with 13% approval first.

The main problem here is that it's not my Congressman that's the problem, it's all the other bozos.

Don't you dare talk about Wyden like that.


Yeah Ron Wyden is a badass, I don't care what anyone says. Also, both Oregon senators were two of only seven senators that voted against the NDAA. Link
 
2012-10-30 04:20:33 PM  
To anyone that makes this argument:

Just because the Republicans will work with Romney doesn't mean that you will benefit from (or approve of) the policies that result from that cooperation.

Equivalently: I want my toddlers to play well together. If they put their heads together and destroy a toy, am I supposed to be pleased that they cooperated?
 
2012-10-30 04:24:05 PM  
So if I'm reading these endorsements correctly (and I am), we should vote Romney because Republicans are babies and will throw temper tantrums until they get what they want, and they won't be satisfied until they get 100% of what they want...

I think I'm having an aneurism...

/You know what happened last time we tried appeasement?
 
2012-10-30 04:24:42 PM  
1) Oppose everything the President wants to do (especially jobs bills), even if it was your idea first

2) Primary out anyone who cooperates with the President/Democrats

3) Blame the President for being partisan and unable to pass jobs bills and other legislation

4) Suggest/admit that you're going to keep opposing even the most reasonable legislation and the only way you'll act in good faith is if your guy is elected President

5) Profit
 
2012-10-30 04:26:09 PM  

Schubert'sCell: To anyone that makes this argument:

Just because the Republicans will work with Romney doesn't mean that you will benefit from (or approve of) the policies that result from that cooperation.

Equivalently: I want my toddlers to play well together. If they put their heads together and destroy a toy, am I supposed to be pleased that they cooperated?


^THIS. I'd rather see four more years of gridlock than see Romney and Congressional Republicans dismantle what's left of the safety net, civil rights legislation and progressive taxation and sell public assets off to the highest bidder.
 
2012-10-30 04:29:41 PM  
This is exactly right.

I considered voting for Jill Stein -- but, ended up voting for President Obama. And, it wasn't because I thought I might turn the tide in my state and deliver its 16 electoral votes to the president; I'm not delusional.

But, I am certain that electing a Republican this year would set the most terrible precedent. If Romney is elected, it will show that Republicans can be obstinate, mule-headed assholes and they won't be punished for it; they'll be rewarded. It will show that the Republicans can hold the country hostage and the country will respond by paying the ransom.

As much as I like Jill Stein...and, as little as my individual vote matters, in the end I had to vote Obama. Any other vote would have told Republicans, "what you've done is okay." But, what Republicans have done is disastrous and despicable.

They shouldn't be rewarded for their assholery; they should be punished. If there's any justice in the world, that's what will happen.
 
2012-10-30 04:30:04 PM  
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2012-10-30 04:32:03 PM  

eraser8: I considered voting for Jill Stein -- but, ended up voting for President Obama..


In a perfect world, I would have cast my (early) vote for Jill Stein this morning. But I live in a swing state, so to Barack Obama it went.
 
2012-10-30 04:33:15 PM  

Dr.Zom: We need to stop negotiating with terrorists.


SO MUCH THIS. Those whom would hold the country hostage to get what they demand should garner no reward. NONE.
 
2012-10-30 04:33:40 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Instead he starts his term with "I won" and it goes downhill from there.


What, is this "I won" bit the new soundbite? What does it even mean?

You sound like you and your buddies are grasping at straws, my favorite little shill. I hope this doesn't mean your pay gets docked.
 
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