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(The Hill)   I Want You To Want Me: Voters have figured out that President Obama has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years   (thehill.com) divider line 82
    More: Obvious, President Obama, swing states, negative ads, Eileen McGann, political agenda, net gain, Richard Mourdock  
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2012-10-31 03:23:15 PM  
And for the record, here's his prediction on THIS election:

"But I believe that if you look at the polls in Iowa, they have many too many Democrats and too few Republicans, and proper polls in Iowa would show Romney 1 or 2 points ahead. But frankly, my view, Greta, is that Romney is going to win this election by more than 5 points and that he's going to get north of 320 electoral votes."

2008 was a toss-up since the undecideds were going to break for McCain and Obama was under 50 percent, 2012 is going to be a blowout for Romney because they're tied in all the swing states and "three-fourths to four-fifths" of undecideds will go to him.

He does leave himself an out if his solid gold prediction proves wrong, though.

"Of course, all of this presupposes that the other side doesn't steal it, which is something we need to work on."
 
2012-10-31 03:24:57 PM  

syrynxx: I think there's an explanation:

Since 2007, the Senate Historical Office has shown, Democrats have had to end Republican filibusters more than 360 times, a historic record.

Blame the Party of "No". A filibuster is like a spoiled child throwing a tantrum.


And yet, Obama and Romney are statistically tied in national polls. Mr. Silver's predictions are irrelevant here. Sure, Obama has a GOOD CHANCE of winning. My point is: there are THAT MANY Americans who are either not paying attention or are brain dead.
 
2012-10-31 03:25:34 PM  
lol @ Dick Morris

What must it be like to live your entire life always being wrong?
 
2012-10-31 03:26:00 PM  

tlchwi02: un4gvn666: I may be wrong, but I don't think that's how the filibuster works in this day and age. I'd be happy to be corrected, though.

you are correct. they changed the rules so that instead of having to stand there and read the phonebook, hey can use a procedural rule to essentially table the issue indefinetly


Thanks, I appreciate it. Just more evidence that the filibuster in Republican hands is destroying this country.
 
2012-10-31 03:26:04 PM  
omaba has refused to explain why he spent three of his four years as president relaxing on the beach and playing basketball
 
2012-10-31 03:26:29 PM  
 
2012-10-31 03:26:45 PM  

greenbowlpacker: Mitt Romney is a uniquely bad man, entirely dedicated to the rich, ignorant of the problems of the average person.

I give you the reason he won't beat Obama


Nah, R'money is the King of Bullshiat. You have to be a good bullshiat artist to successfully negotiate multimillion dollar deals. It takes exemplary salesmanship.
 
2012-10-31 03:31:50 PM  
Someone take this guy out back and shoot him.

No, wait. Tie him up, make him watch the election returns. THEN shoot him.
 
2012-10-31 03:33:30 PM  
And people will still listen to him, give him air time, pay him and believe what he says even after he's been proven wrong, again.
 
2012-10-31 03:35:35 PM  
But once we all met Mitt Romney for three 90-minute debates, we got to know him - and to like him.

Yes, nobody knew the Real Mitt Romney until the debates.
 
2012-10-31 03:45:52 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: But once we all met Mitt Romney for three 90-minute debates, we got to know him - and to like him.

Yes, nobody knew the Real Mitt Romney until the debates.


I was reassured by Romney's apparent desire to have Obama lead his foreign policy.
 
2012-10-31 04:00:15 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: lol @ Dick Morris

What must it be like to live your entire life always being wrong?


There's a character in Catch-22 who is highly sought after in the business world for his unfailing ability to make corporations fail. People seek him out for tax write-offs. I can only assume that Dick Morris gets by somehow under that same low bar.
 
2012-10-31 04:01:32 PM  
Only if you've had your head up your ass for the last 4 years
 
2012-10-31 04:07:01 PM  
If you ignore everything Obama has done, he hasn't done anything!!
 
2012-10-31 04:18:01 PM  

RagingHamster: What was Dick Morris saying at this point in 2008, an obvious Obama win?

UNDECIDEDS SHOULD BREAK FOR MCCAIN
By Dick Morris on October 29, 2008

Published on TheHill.com on October 28, 2008

He also says that Obama's personality was so strong the race changed from a referendum on Bush to a referendum on Obama. Also

"If he falls short of 50 percent in these circumstances, a majority of the voters can be said to have rejected him. Likely a disproportionate number of the undecideds will vote for McCain."

Dick Morris: the man who is never right.


In his defense, he is a lying sack of shiat.
 
2012-10-31 04:18:20 PM  
Yeah, Dick Morris, the worst pundit in the world. The one who thought the 2008 election was going to be Hillary v. Condi Rice, that Obama and the UN were going to take away all our guns on July 27, 2012, and who claimed that a government shut down over the 2010 debt ceiling deal "would work for the Republicans this time."

He was a Republican operative back in the early 90s who weaselled his way into the Clintons' inner circle and was the main proponent of the "triangulation" bullshiat that Clinton pushed in the early 90s. He was running Bill's reelection campaign in 1996 until he got caught with a hooker in D.C. and resigned. Since then, he's been on a hate-fueled bender against the Clintons, claiming that Bill beat him up and Hillary was an ice-cold biatch. He also likes to write the kind of conservative books that get bought by the pallet as part of a speaking engagement and then end up on the shelves of Dollar General or a Publisher's Warehouse in the "3 for $5" bin and have incredibly retarded run-on titles of the form "[single word]!: How [an unrelated bunch of bullshiat] Is Causing [a fear-mongering reaction]"
 
2012-10-31 04:19:42 PM  

sprawl15: omaba has refused to explain why he spent three of his four years as president relaxing on the beach and playing basketball


When a couple of guys, they were up to no good, started making trouble in his neighborhood?
 
2012-10-31 04:23:37 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: By Prostitute Toe Sucker Dick Morris

Game over, libs.


FTFY
 
2012-10-31 04:33:35 PM  
Obvious tag best be for how this is obviously bullshiat, subby. The only way to justify saying Obama has no message and no explanation for everything he's done is to have been dead the last 4 years, and even then I'd be suspicious.
 
2012-10-31 04:35:03 PM  

flux: That's right, the President has no agenda, and it is an agenda of assuming dictatorial powers.

By the way, that's quite a shirt. Dick.


Slight threadjack here, but does anyone know a Richard who is younger than 40 that goes by "Dick"?

I have a good neighbor who is 70 that is a Richard, but goes by Dick, and I cannot bring myself to call him Dick for fear I will say it with the inflection that one uses in an insulting manner.
 
2012-10-31 04:42:07 PM  

xanadian: My point is: there are THAT MANY Americans who are either not paying attention or are brain dead.


I've commented on this before in other threads (so apologies to those for whom it's a repeat). If you look at the things that many Republican voters -- especially intelligent, educated, otherwise-rational Republican supporters -- believe about Obama and the Democratic party in general you would be astonished -- to give one example, that voter registration is needed because the New Black Panthers are frequently intimidating voters. Another example is that they believe Romney's lies about Medicare. And you would likely agree that, in the unlikely event you believed such nonsense, it would be quite sensible to vote against Obama. Scary as this is, it's less disturbing than the alternative, which is that they actually support Romney's policies.

It's actually an impressive testament to the power of cognitive dissonance: these are the people who have progressed from defending their untenable beliefs by denial to insisting that the media are against them, then the fact-checkers, then the polls. Some of them eventually reach a point where the dam breaks, but many of them will go to their graves believing that Obama was the worst president ever and that no terrorist attacks took place on American soil during Bush's administration.
 
2012-10-31 05:34:46 PM  

propasaurus: If you ignore everything Obama has done, he hasn't done anything!!


I read that in Homer Simpson's voice
 
2012-10-31 05:39:25 PM  

phyrkrakr: in 1996 until he got caught with a hooker in D.C. and resigned.


Wait, was this the toe-sucker guy?

Iiiiccck
 
2012-10-31 06:04:12 PM  
Based on the GOP's habit of projection, Dick Morris has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years.
 
2012-10-31 06:48:07 PM  
he's rammed his liberal agenda down our throats by having no agenda!
 
2012-10-31 07:40:32 PM  

DrowningLessons: This thread is excellent, you guys.


Yes. Despite everything that certain farktards are doing to shiat up the place, we still keep Fark worth coming to.
 
2012-10-31 08:14:48 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: By Dick Morris

Game over, libs.


Thanks for the heads-up! Reading that would be like walking in on some dude, trying to spank his half-hard monkey. Nobody wants to see that.
 
2012-10-31 09:32:01 PM  
By Dick Morris

That poor, poor chicken.
 
2012-11-01 05:29:05 AM  

FlashHarry: he's rammed his liberal agenda down our throats by having no agenda!


According to the Repubs, Obama is an empty suit with no ideas, who is also a diabolical mastermind running a secret war against all things American.

And that explains why they picked Schrodinger's Twitt to run against him.
 
2012-11-01 06:26:09 AM  

bloobeary: FlashHarry: he's rammed his liberal agenda down our throats by having no agenda!

According to the Repubs, Obama is an empty suit with no ideas, who is also a diabolical mastermind running a secret war against all things American.

And that explains why they picked Schrodinger's Twitt to run against him.


Well, half of the time anyway.
 
2012-11-01 12:34:01 PM  
Wow, right-wingers are going nuts.

I'm thinking about investing in some home defense for when Obama wins and they decide to riot in the streets.
 
2012-11-01 07:36:18 PM  

phyrkrakr: incredibly retarded run-on titles of the form "[single word]!: How [an unrelated bunch of bullshiat] Is Causing [a fear-mongering reaction]"


I am *so* stealing that.
 
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