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2012-11-02 02:30:51 PM  
53 votes:
Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.
2012-11-02 02:25:02 PM  
47 votes:
The United States does not negotiate with terrorists.
2012-11-02 02:52:32 PM  
37 votes:
Obvious solution? Vote the Republicans out of Congress..
2012-11-02 02:33:15 PM  
15 votes:
Sounds like he's suggesting that people vote the Democrats back into power in congress.
2012-11-02 03:50:16 PM  
13 votes:
When I read crap like this, I often wish the South would've been successful in their secession. Then we'd have the first world United States next to the failed experiment third world Confederate States. They'd probably be sick of their own shiat by now and attempting to make some progress. Instead, they are stuck trying to force on the rest of us their ass-backward theological, racial, and patriotic beliefs that achieve nothing but division, distress, and produce demagogues who pander to the fear of their under- and uneducated masses.

Seriously, do we still need these people in the 21st century?
2012-11-02 02:37:59 PM  
9 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 03:40:05 PM  
8 votes:
Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?
2012-11-02 03:01:31 PM  
8 votes:

Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 02:46:15 PM  
8 votes:
As the de facto perennial logic-lessons img.fark.neter, I feel obliged to point out that even if the assertion is true, this use of "OR" in the headline is not necessarily an exclusive disjunction.
2012-11-02 02:45:03 PM  
8 votes:
Well, at least he's being honest that the GOP is utterly evil.
2012-11-02 02:42:48 PM  
8 votes:

FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 03:27:11 PM  
7 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


Vote the GOP out of Congress into orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
2012-11-02 03:05:04 PM  
7 votes:

Bontesla: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 02:37:24 PM  
7 votes:
house republicans won't even listen to john boehner, why the f*ck would they listen to mitt romney?
2012-11-02 08:39:21 PM  
6 votes:
img24.imageshack.us
2012-11-02 03:44:26 PM  
6 votes:

RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 03:25:59 PM  
6 votes:
In a functioning democracy these people would be executed for treason.
2012-11-02 03:14:59 PM  
6 votes:

doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 02:59:00 PM  
6 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 06:32:41 PM  
5 votes:
theintelhub.com

worldpoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com

www.brandchannel.com

www.abc.net.au

Vote Republican. Because all these things were just BAD LUCK.
2012-11-02 05:43:35 PM  
5 votes:

DarwiOdrade: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties:



Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 06:12:36 PM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
2012-11-02 05:37:26 PM  
4 votes:
What a bunch of dicks.

Hey Republicans, do you see Chris Christie and Obama working together? That's how it's supposed to be all the time. We're electing you to get a job done. Stop making up bullshiat lies to get people to hate Obama, tough it out, and work with the guy even if you don't like him like everyone else in the country has to do with their coworkers they dislike.

The worst is with all this Unskewed Polls nonsense, there's very little chance Republicans will grow the fark up after the election and admit they lost. My workplace would be a farking wreck if everyone just accused each other of "not actually being hired," and refused to work because "the other guy just doesn't understand what it means to work for this company."
2012-11-02 05:32:20 PM  
4 votes:

Granny_Panties: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 05:20:54 PM  
4 votes:
Fark them. If Obama is reelected he should do everything in his power to screw over the people who didn't vote for him. For 4 years he has tried to compromise when the other side stood there and acted like spoiled children throwing a tempertantrum. If Obama is re elected its time to make a point. They had the chance to compromise and they didn't, its time for red states to suffer.
2012-11-02 04:52:57 PM  
4 votes:

dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?


Maybe I'm begin hopelessly naive again, but it occurs to me that, if the reason the GOP House wanted to trash the economy to make Obama look bad was so he wouldn't be reelected, then, in his second term, they will not have that reason, since he can't run again anyway.

Instead, individual congressmen will be needing to make themselves look better for their own reelection bids starting in 2014. They'll also want to make the GOP look better in general to give the eventual Presidential nominee a better starting position.

What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?
2012-11-02 03:55:03 PM  
4 votes:
How can you tell the difference between a member of the Taliban and a member of the GOP?

One is honest about their hatred of freedoms. The other will gay rape you in god's name.
2012-11-02 03:21:06 PM  
4 votes:
Hey Mitt. Get f*cked.
2012-11-02 03:01:01 PM  
4 votes:
www.teach-ict.com

more like this
2012-11-02 03:00:46 PM  
4 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 11:12:10 PM  
3 votes:

shotglasss: Obama's deficits average $1,500,000,000,000 per year. The economy has already been imploded.


I don't think you understand the difference between the US government's budget and the US economy.
2012-11-02 09:37:25 PM  
3 votes:

dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform?


It has been since 2010:

"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."


-- Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell



Otherwise the moment the GOP lost any right to complain about partisanship.
2012-11-02 09:19:33 PM  
3 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


This.

Also Romney you dumbfark people do not respond well to blackmail.
2012-11-02 09:02:22 PM  
3 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


img24.imageshack.us

/heh
2012-11-02 06:47:49 PM  
3 votes:

Cletus C.:

I was referring to my hope that a second term for Obama would bring with it his willingness to work with Republicans in Congress for the good of the country. Be a leader. Turn down the rhetoric. Of course the GOP would need to work with him, as well.


Like a debt ceiling deal that John Boehner said was "90% of everything I wanted"?

Like the debt reduction deal offered in April of 2011 that was $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in new revenue?

Like rolling back the Bush tax cuts on 98% of Americans, instead of 100%?

You mean like proposing a cap and trade scheme that Republicans were in love with as recently as 2008?

You mean like proposing health care reform based on a design by the Heritage Foundation and implemented by a Republican governor?

I hope Obama offers to meet them halfway. Instead of the three-quarters to nine-tenths range he's been operating in so far.
2012-11-02 06:39:35 PM  
3 votes:
The scary thing is this exact statement is something I've seen in a number of Romney endorsements by newspapers.

"Obama tried bipartisanship. In the first year of his term numerous bills were modified to address Republican concerns in the name of bipartisanship. Then the Republicans didn't give any of said bills a single vote and crowed that he ignored them anyway, despite bills being heavily modified in their direction. Since then, they have blocked practically everything, insisting that unless they get 100% their way, then they'd rather it be no way.

If Romney is elected, at least Republicans in the House will pass legislation. It's not fair to President Obama to endorse his opponent because the opponent's party will not work with him on anything, but what can you do."

I've seen it in numerous endorsements. Instead of calling out the Republicans on Mitch mcConnell's FIRST pledge of his highest priority not being the nation and its recovery, but to destroy the President, you have newspapers admitting said strategy was successful, so REWARD THAT PARTY. 

Sickening.
2012-11-02 06:33:34 PM  
3 votes:

Cletus C.: drewsclues: Cletus C.: If re-elected, I hope Obama makes some effort toward bipartisanship. This country will suffer if he does not.

Oh so passing the republicans own health care law wasn't good enough? Get your head out of your ass.

That really isn't the spirit of cooperation I was envisioning.


Funny how you talk about bipartisanship and cooperation, but only mention Obama needing to make some effort.

Because Republicans have already been making such efforts at bipartisan cooperation, right? All those filibusters are just their way of saying, "we want to make this relationship work!"
2012-11-02 06:24:07 PM  
3 votes:
On the other hand, if Romney is elected, the economy will still implode, but he and the rest of the GOP thieves will be able to pick and choose who will get away with the loot.

So, citizens, pick your poison:

1) Romney and an imploded economy with some selected people winning (hint: not you)
2) Obama and an obstructing congress that may choose the nuclear option to implode the economy, but could hurt random people
3) Obama AND a non-GOP congress and see a growing economy where everyone will win, but the 1%'ers won't be winning as quickly as they could with a banana republic style government of option 1.
2012-11-02 06:10:05 PM  
3 votes:
Romney said that Obama "promised to be a post-partisan president, but he became the most partisan."

This lie is the foundation of what the right has given the American people in the last four years.
2012-11-02 05:34:45 PM  
3 votes:
Well that's the way to get votes. This is the last whimper of a dying campaign.

I swear, if barack hadn't done the most miserable job imaginable during the first debate this whole thing would have been over weeks ago.
2012-11-02 05:21:42 PM  
3 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 05:19:05 PM  
3 votes:

Nadie_AZ: "You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress," Romney said. "He has ignored them, attacked them, blamed them. The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy."

He's good. I give him that. He's a great liar.


Stating that the GOP Congress will sabotage America out of pure spite is probably the most truthful thing he's said the entire campaign.
2012-11-02 04:57:17 PM  
3 votes:

MrBallou: What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?


They still need to punish the American people for voting him in.
2012-11-02 04:22:28 PM  
3 votes:

Jubeebee: DarwiOdrade: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: WI241TH: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?

Grover Norquist?

Mitch McConnell?

Karl Rove?

Sarah Palin?

Eric Cantor?

Michele Bachmann?

Newt Gingrich?

Steve King?


The entire GOP?
2012-11-02 03:47:25 PM  
3 votes:

thomps: house republicans won't even listen to john boehner, why the f*ck would they listen to mitt romney?


THIS.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-02 03:12:17 PM  
3 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


I don't know that it's worse than the civil war, but definitely in the top two. We have had this sort of crazy before, but not from such a large percentage of the population.
2012-11-02 03:02:24 PM  
3 votes:

Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


This.
2012-11-02 02:48:22 PM  
3 votes:
Based on his past in Massachusetts, Mitt is the only candidate who can bring both sides together... in hatred and lack of respect of Mitt Romney.

So vote Mitt Romney, for a truly bipartisan America.
2012-11-03 03:51:37 AM  
2 votes:

sonnyboy11: DrPainMD: The economy's hosed no matter who gets elected. Anybody who says that we can avoid total meltdown is an idiot.

We can avoid a meltdown.


Yes we can.
We need to understand that microwaves only cost $50 because 11 year olds work an assembly line. Same with our iPads. Anyone remember when those Apple IIs cost about $2,500? And that was when your dad only made 18K/year. Maybe your mom worked part-time at the school to add another 8K.
These cheap electronics costs (manufactured by slave labor) must be understood. I'm singling out electronics because that is what we all get greedy about these days.
We need to pay more for these luxuries, we've become spoiled.
2012-11-02 11:28:42 PM  
2 votes:
i165.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 10:08:44 PM  
2 votes:
Treason: Declaring that you will use your elected position to sabotage your nation.
2012-11-02 09:26:27 PM  
2 votes:
Republicans: the stupidest, most incompetent, wrong-headed crowd, who think they are the smartest, most capable, and always-right people on the planet. 

The worst combination of traits anyone could have.
2012-11-02 08:24:49 PM  
2 votes:

clowncar on fire: Hopefully their vote has more meaning to them on the next go-round in four years.


Unless you live in the same state, your vote in no way cancels his out.
2012-11-02 07:33:12 PM  
2 votes:
Stages of GOP desperation:

To capture the desperation you have to take in all the stages:

1) lack of gloating or even veiled confidence (oddly polite comments like "it ain't over until it's over")
2) quietness (where are the usual suspects)
3) feigned indifference (It doesn't matter because of XYZ)
4) the crazy/hate/fear (conspiracy theories, racism and funny/insane twists in logic)
5) being a victim (expressing that a great wrong is happening)
6) clinging to a wildcard (some last minute development will save them)
7) false bravado (leaving the country, going off the grid, threatening revolution)
8) making lemonade with sour grapes (e.g., pretending they can take economic advantage of the country's fall into the abyss or "'I'm going to enjoy watching you Liberals XYZ").
9) looking to the future (2014)
10) ongoing bitter butthurt and lack of acceptance (see 2008-2012)

I would put this latest move around for with a focus on fear (Romney's in this case)
2012-11-02 06:30:06 PM  
2 votes:

NkThrasher: Bad government doing bad things but at least doing something vs dysfunctional government doing nothing.


I disagree. I'd rather stand in one place than move backwards.
2012-11-02 06:23:40 PM  
2 votes:

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Romney was the first governor in modern Massachusetts history to deny every request for a pardon or commutation during his four years in office. He denied 100 requests for commutations and 172 requests for pardons, including the request from a soldier serving in Iraq to be pardoned for a conviction at age 13 involving a BB gun.

He left office with a 34% approval rating.

Wow.


I'm still wondering why Obama didn't hammer him on that.

"You had a 34% approval rating when you left office!! People have SEEN you govern before... and they don't like it!!!
2012-11-02 06:22:08 PM  
2 votes:
Romney was the first governor in modern Massachusetts history to deny every request for a pardon or commutation during his four years in office. He denied 100 requests for commutations and 172 requests for pardons, including the request from a soldier serving in Iraq to be pardoned for a conviction at age 13 involving a BB gun.

He left office with a 34% approval rating.


Wow.
2012-11-02 06:08:23 PM  
2 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The United States does not negotiate with terrorists.


We negotiated with them last time, and now they're gonna hold the country hostage again. That's why you aren't supposed to do it.

Unfortunately, the GOP is too rich and white to throw in prison like the rest.
2012-11-02 06:05:55 PM  
2 votes:

TheBigJerk: Yeah, we know.


Try again:

i935.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 06:04:20 PM  
2 votes:
Gridlock is better than crony payoff laden legislation passed under the guise to stimulate the economy.
2012-11-02 06:01:55 PM  
2 votes:

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Warlordtrooper: Fark them. If Obama is reelected he should do everything in his power to screw over the people who didn't vote for him. For 4 years he has tried to compromise when the other side stood there and acted like spoiled children throwing a tempertantrum. If Obama is re elected its time to make a point. They had the chance to compromise and they didn't, its time for red states to suffer.

As a Democrat who lives in Georgia, fark you.


As a Democrat who lives in Georgia, he's got a point. We should move to Cali and let the South freaking secede already.
2012-11-02 05:57:56 PM  
2 votes:

whistleridge: You shut your whore mouth! The northern armies were populated and led by nothing but virtuous saints and noble crusader-kings, bravely sacrificing all for nothing more than the honor of knowing they were doing the right thing!


Hey! Stop throwing that strawman around so much! You're getting stuffing on my desk!

Seriously, no one thinks that the Union was perfect. But quite a few people do think the whitewashing of history by the Sons of the Confederacy is kinda revolting.
2012-11-02 05:53:12 PM  
2 votes:
If obama wins, it should be taken as an indictment of how unappealing the gop has become. Obama should have been an easy incumbent to oust, but their message is just toxic. They're going to lose ground in congress. I expect democrat majorities in both houses by 2015 unless the gop can change their message, and they wouldn't have forgotten 2010-2012. They'll ram everything through.
2012-11-02 05:48:01 PM  
2 votes:
And now that's blackmail.
2012-11-02 05:34:57 PM  
2 votes:
How is this any different from extortion?
2012-11-02 05:33:12 PM  
2 votes:

that bosnian sniper: I'd suggest building a rocket and launching GOP Congressmen into the Sun, but they'd just figure out a way to obstruct it, blanket the Earth in darkness, and blame Obama for it.


If the Republicans ever got their hands on the Necronomicon, they'd waken dread Cthulhu, blame the Democrats for not stopping them, and then block any attempts to seal him back in R'lyeh unless they also got to eliminate all taxes on the rich and force the entire working class into slave camps.
2012-11-02 05:24:36 PM  
2 votes:

MrBallou: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

Maybe I'm begin hopelessly naive again, but it occurs to me that, if the reason the GOP House wanted to trash the economy to make Obama look bad was so he wouldn't be reelected, then, in his second term, they will not have that reason, since he can't run again anyway.

Instead, individual congressmen will be needing to make themselves look better for their own reelection bids starting in 2014. They'll also want to make the GOP look better in general to give the eventual Presidential nominee a better starting position.

What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?


Well, consider the waysin which they were being asshats.

1). Holding the US economy hostage for:
A). Their tax cuts. B). Keystone

2). Insist that business gets an exception to Obamacare.
3). Insist that states get an exception to Obamacare.
4). Wastes money trying to kill Obamacare.

The list goes on. Ideologically, this is simply how they feel. I mean - I'm sure they were more extreme given their intent on making Obama a one term president but do you honestly believe their positions would have reversed if it was another president?

They're asshats.
2012-11-02 05:24:10 PM  
2 votes:

The Onion is prophetic: MrBallou: What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?

Because their constituents would never vote for them if they cooperated with the Dems, and especially with Osama Hussein Fartb0ngma0. Until the Tea Party threat is completely gone, Repubs can't come to the middle of the aisle.


Considering the age of the average Teabagger, that might be possible by 2014.

/The Republican party still needs to GTFO. Even without the vocal crazies, their ideas do nothing but harm everyone who isn't a white, wealthy male, Christian.
2012-11-02 05:17:13 PM  
2 votes:

GOP 2012

America, if we can't have you then no one can!

2012-11-02 05:05:41 PM  
2 votes:

The Onion is prophetic: MrBallou: What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?

Because their constituents would never vote for them if they cooperated with the Dems, and especially with Osama Hussein Fartb0ngma0. Until the Tea Party threat is completely gone, Repubs can't come to the middle of the aisle.


I don't know about that. People seem to be getting tired of the teahadist thing. The House has it's lowest approval ratings ever, from doing just what you're saying. These guys can't be that oblivious, unless they really are just pure evil. Plus the ni-BONG will be gone in 2016 anyway, so who cares about the rest?

One other thing to consider is sequestration. Heads are going to roll in the heartland next election if the military budget gets cut. They need to let a budget happen to save their own asses.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-02 03:39:01 PM  
2 votes:

thomps: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

you guys realize that all you are doing is sounding like some sort of hyperbolic hive-mind. and also you're probably signing yourselves up for some soon-to-be created republican gulag.


Nothing hyperbolic about it. Demagoguery is one of the traditional weaknesses of a democratic system.
2012-11-02 03:03:28 PM  
2 votes:

vernonFL: Romney is a charlatan, a snake oil salesman.


Yet without their charisma.
2012-11-02 03:00:15 PM  
2 votes:
They were only following orders.
2012-11-02 02:41:01 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder what "I don't have to worry about re-election" Obama is going to be like. Will he take a hard stance against these assholes, knowing they can't force him out? Will he use the bully pulpit? It would be a matter of remarkable ease to expose them after the election, peel back the layers hiding the truth of the matter -- that the GOP is intentionally hindering the economic recovery for political reasons.

But, he's pretty much a centrist, so that might be asking a bit much...
2012-11-02 02:29:02 PM  
2 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I'm beginning to think that, perhaps, Mr Romney is a refugee from the Bizarro Universe where things mean their opposites.


I demand to see his birth cerificate, otherwise, you're totally right.
2012-11-02 02:27:22 PM  
2 votes:
I'm beginning to think that, perhaps, Mr Romney is a refugee from the Bizarro Universe where things mean their opposites.
2012-11-03 07:37:46 AM  
1 vote:

Mixolydian Master: [img24.imageshack.us image 850x637]


i560.photobucket.com
2012-11-03 05:04:07 AM  
1 vote:

Mayhem_2006: Not snarking, genuinely curious. How will making sure that factory workers in Asia are paid a decent wage help the US economy? Morally, it is a worthy goal but how will it help economically?

Unless the argument is that if those workers are paid better, the manufacturing base will return to the US?


Well, that's part of it. The reason the US has a hard time competing is that the very low cost of living in other countries, as measured in dollars, makes their wages far lower than what you could live on in the US. When someone can live on a salary that exchanges at USD$1.00 a day, it's hard for US labor to compete.

Of course, in the particular case of China, their government is accused (rather credibly, I think) of deliberately devaluing the yuan in order to maintain that trade advantage. So it isn't just a matter of them being intrinsically poorer, though that's also true.
2012-11-03 03:59:17 AM  
1 vote:

hugram: Jubeebee: DarwiOdrade: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: WI241TH: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?

Grover Norquist?

Mitch McConnell?

Karl Rove?

Sarah Palin?

Eric Cantor?

Michele Bachmann?

Newt Gingrich?

Steve King?

The entire GOP?


img.myconfinedspace.com
2012-11-03 02:09:28 AM  
1 vote:
And I want to point out that I only mentioned above that the effect turned out to be a failure regarding the war in Iraq. But the lies that W sold the country were even a bigger blight on us. We were hoodwinked into that war, plain and simple.
What happened to the term "neocon" anyway? The GOP isn't using it anymore... Weird. Is that because it was espoused by a bunch of sociopaths?
2012-11-03 12:57:37 AM  
1 vote:

jasimo: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Romney was the first governor in modern Massachusetts history to deny every request for a pardon or commutation during his four years in office. He denied 100 requests for commutations and 172 requests for pardons, including the request from a soldier serving in Iraq to be pardoned for a conviction at age 13 involving a BB gun.

He left office with a 34% approval rating.

Wow.

I'm still wondering why Obama didn't hammer him on that.

"You had a 34% approval rating when you left office!! People have SEEN you govern before... and they don't like it!!!


It's very frustrating. He's on the right side of history, and it's unfortunate that he's under siege by the the most concentrated degenerate, white-trash demographic America has seen since drooling inbreeds were spitting and swearing at black children trying to go to school, but he really is a terrible politician.
2012-11-03 12:49:50 AM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


/has this been repeated yet?
2012-11-03 12:35:43 AM  
1 vote:
www.iandrinstitute.org

Ohio is in the bag for Romney. From the crooked governor to the rigged voting machines to the purged voter rolls, its done.

And as goes Ohio goes the entire election. 

Book it. Its over.
2012-11-03 12:28:21 AM  
1 vote:
President Obama: weak on Republicans, wrong for our nation's future.
2012-11-03 12:14:45 AM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP

The US government is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

FTFY
2012-11-02 11:49:56 PM  
1 vote:
the entire economic argument against Obama is a farce. The GOP destroyed America, and they claim Obama didn't clean up after them FAST enough, the whole time being delayed and stalled by a Republican congress.

But he is blah.
2012-11-02 11:26:46 PM  
1 vote:
You know why this statement kind of backfires, even if, god forbid, you actually are an "undecided" voter? Because Congress right now has the lowest approval rating I think it has ever had in its entire history. Everybody hates them. I don't think anyone thinks that Obama is entirely to blame for all the shiat they've been up to. And now Mittens comes along and says, "Oh yeah, elect me, I can totally work with these guys."

He's telling everybody that he's just as big of a scumbag as they are, and understands them perfectly.
2012-11-02 11:24:08 PM  
1 vote:

shotglasss: Obama's deficits average $1,500,000,000,000 per year. The economy has already been imploded.


I realize you'll consider this garbage, but when Clinton left there was a path to be rid of the debt. Somehow we ended up spending all of that (5.5T or so) plus another 10T or so on W's watch. And we got lots to show for it. The smoldering wreck of an economy. But, you know. Blame the black guy for trying to spend a little to get shiat back on track.
2012-11-02 11:06:02 PM  
1 vote:
Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

No real exaggeration there. The most wealthy and powerful people in the country, in some of the highest positions of power, seeking the end of the United States by starting a religious/racial world war meant to bring back jesus. That's about as grave a problem as could infect a society.
2012-11-02 11:05:01 PM  
1 vote:
So Romney is admitting that Republicans are terrorists? Now THAT is a gaffe.
2012-11-02 10:22:24 PM  
1 vote:

RevMercutio: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
-- Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell


Soon to be, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be impeached."
2012-11-02 09:44:38 PM  
1 vote:

The Iconoclast: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


/Oh yeah, this.
2012-11-02 09:34:32 PM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 09:10:43 PM  
1 vote:

firefly212: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The United States does not negotiate with terrorists.

"I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting," he said. "Most of us didn't think that. What we did learn is this - it's a hostage that's worth ransoming. "

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No, we don't negotiate with them, we elect them.


Yeah. This douche has been in the Senate longer than any of the others. And he's among the top 10 wealthiest ones too. People like him are the reason we need to have Congressional term limits.
2012-11-02 09:03:15 PM  
1 vote:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The United States does not negotiate with terrorists.


"I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting," he said. "Most of us didn't think that. What we did learn is this - it's a hostage that's worth ransoming. "

upload.wikimedia.org

No, we don't negotiate with them, we elect them.
2012-11-02 09:01:30 PM  
1 vote:
Top of the world, ma!

i90.photobucket.com
2012-11-02 08:51:55 PM  
1 vote:
Anyone who would vote for that contemptible asshole after he said that deserves prison.
2012-11-02 08:42:13 PM  
1 vote:
There's two ways to avoid the end result Romney is foretelling.

One is to elect him to President. Suddenly everything will be light and sunshine, and Congress will meet with then-President Romney and get the economy working again.

(This is what some Republican voters truly believe, ignoring the anti-everything Teabaggers who only want to 'stop spending' 'no tax increase' nonsense and don't give a damn about anything else)

The other option is to elect rational, intelligent members of Congress rather than these idiot, racist, narcissistic, bigoted, hate-filled, nonsensical ones we've currently got. Elect Republican or Democrat, either one is fine, as long as the nutbag incumbent is replaced with someone who cares about the country more than what his party puppet masters want him to do.

Right now it is possible that the Democrats may gain up to 5 seats in the Senate (mainly due to the Republicans who just can't keep their mouths shut about rape). A sizable number of Teabaggers in the House are also threatened with expulsion, but I don't know how many is a realistic number. Hopefully the carnage among the far-right wing of the GOP may wake up the rest of them and they'll get back to work.

Naaahhh, I expect at least two more years of herp and derp from them...
2012-11-02 08:39:56 PM  
1 vote:

Cletus C.: If re-elected, I hope Obama makes some effort toward bipartisanship. This country will suffer if he does not.


Yes, he should negotiate more with the more liberal wing of the Democratic party. The GOP is no longer a legitimate party as far as policies go. So ignoring them is perfectly fine.
2012-11-02 08:37:35 PM  
1 vote:

clowncar on fire: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: clowncar on fire: And I'll be sure to be carrying a copy of this post in my pocket on election day as I cast my "anti-vote" for no other purpose than the pleasure derived knowing that the author of this post's vote will be rendered null and void.

You jumped straight to number eight: 8) making lemonade with sour grapes (e.g., pretending they can take economic advantage of the country's fall into the abyss or "'I'm going to enjoy watching you Liberals XYZ").

Nope. I just null and voided the vote of an asshat poster. Either they'll go all ballistic stupid and start frothing about republican derp gus teabaggery etc, or they will carefully think things out carefully before post inflamatory crap that has real consequences to themself.

Either way- i stand as judge, jury, and executioner.

Hopefully their vote has more meaning to them on the next go-round in four years.


I'm sure you live somewhere that you think you're vote will cancel some 'libs' vote and your being clever, but just know that your vote can't cancel the vote in my absentee ballot in Ohio, you know, a state that matters. Have a good one!
x23
2012-11-02 08:34:20 PM  
1 vote:

RedPhoenix122: AirForceVet: Vote the GOP out of Congress into orbit

Not without a space shuttle.



a space shuttle is able to return to earth. we don't want that possibility.
2012-11-02 08:32:00 PM  
1 vote:

Cataholic: MrBallou: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

Maybe I'm begin hopelessly naive again, but it occurs to me that, if the reason the GOP House wanted to trash the economy to make Obama look bad was so he wouldn't be reelected, then, in his second term, they will not have that reason, since he can't run again anyway.

Instead, individual congressmen will be needing to make themselves look better for their own reelection bids starting in 2014. They'll also want to make the GOP look better in general to give the eventual Presidential nominee a better starting position.

What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?

There would be none. A re-elected Obama will have every incentive to be even more of an asshat to Congress than he has been. His sole purpose would be to destroy Republicans.


And that's bad because?
2012-11-02 08:25:13 PM  
1 vote:
www.glaucoma-eye-info.com
Perhaps if we all pitched in to buy Mitch McConnell an upper row of teeth for his very own, he might be less of a d-bag in Washington.

/I doubt it, but one can hope.
2012-11-02 08:24:16 PM  
1 vote:

Elandriel: I wonder what "I don't have to worry about re-election" Obama is going to be like. Will he take a hard stance against these assholes, knowing they can't force him out? Will he use the bully pulpit? It would be a matter of remarkable ease to expose them after the election, peel back the layers hiding the truth of the matter -- that the GOP is intentionally hindering the economic recovery for political reasons.

But, he's pretty much a centrist, so that might be asking a bit much...


I fantasize about this Reid coming out on the Senate floor and cleaning Boehner's clock:

www.theboxinggem.com
2012-11-02 08:04:13 PM  
1 vote:
As Republicans realize we will NOT be returning to a nostalgic version of our history that never actually existed except in the fevered dreams of some old, impotent white guys, the 7 stages of grief are becoming apparent.

First there was shock and denial. "Where's the birth certificate?"

Second the pain and guilt. "We are being punished for gay illegal alien abortions"

Now the anger and bargaining begins. "Unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession"

Fourth, after the election depression will rear its ugly head.

Fifth, they will eventually come to terms with reality.

Sixth, they will try to get back in the game and become relevant again.

Seventh, Acceptance and Hope, they will realize that Universal Healthcare is NOT the worst thing that can happen to a country.

I would counsel patience for our fellow Americans as they work through their issues.

The rest of us will be getting on with our lives.
2012-11-02 07:50:07 PM  
1 vote:

that bosnian sniper: I'd suggest building a rocket and launching GOP Congressmen into the Sun, but they'd just figure out a way to obstruct it, blanket the Earth in darkness, and blame Obama for it.


Either that or the Sun would radiate derp for the next 4.5 billion years.
2012-11-02 07:42:34 PM  
1 vote:
This is f*cking hilarious. The right-wing has been great at disseminating the talking point of "Obama hasn't compromised enough and it's his hubris that caused our credit rating to be downgraded". You can't negotiate with ideological purists when the central core of their faith of "tax cuts for the rich create jobs".
2012-11-02 07:27:31 PM  
1 vote:
"You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress," Romney said. "He has ignored them, attacked them, blamed them. The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy."

Sounds like republicans are bullies with a persecution complex.
2012-11-02 07:17:34 PM  
1 vote:

Grungehamster: First, as to your remarks in Jamaica concerning the possible realignment of the Republican and Democratic parties into "conservative" and "liberal" parties. Whatever the circumstances of the statement, you have indicated that you believe that might be "a happy thing." I disagree.

We need only look at the experience of some ideologically oriented parties in Europe to realize that chaos can result. Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the political and social fabric of a nation, lead to governmental crises and deadlock, and stymie the compromises so often necessary to preserve freedom and achieve progress. A broad based two party structure produces a degree of political stability and viability not otherwise attainable."
- George Romney, in a letter to Barry Goldwater, December 21, 1964


Wow. Where did he go wrong with that boy?
2012-11-02 07:11:54 PM  
1 vote:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The United States does not negotiate with terrorists.


Ronald Reagan did.
2012-11-02 07:10:24 PM  
1 vote:

Cletus C.: If re-elected, I hope Obama makes some effort toward bipartisanship. This country will suffer if he does not.


Yes, it's Obama not being bipartisan. The guy who passed a healthcare bill that was practically a carbon copy of Romneycare instead of the public option he wanted. The guy who agreed to water-down a desperately-needed stimulus with tax cuts.

Not the people who caused the United States' credit rating to get downgraded because they didn't get 100% of what they wanted. Not the people who have wasted the last two years with social conservative BS and trying to repeal the ACA out of spite, while filibustering or otherwise blocking any sorts of jobs bill. Not the people who are ready to farking crucify Chris Christie because he dared to say that Obama didn't fark up Sandy, despite the party desperately wanting more people to die so Obama would have his Katrina.

If anything, Obama should've been MORE partisan. He's good at getting rid of foreign terrorists, but he compromises with the domestic terrorists far too often.
2012-11-02 07:07:58 PM  
1 vote:

MithrandirBooga: I got into an argument with a friend of a friend on facebook today. He was absolutely convinced that the Republicans fixed the recession, and it was the democrats that caused it.


After posting about a dozen things proving him completely wrong, he posted this as his closing argument:

"You can post all the graph's, reports, polls, surveys, and chart's in the world, but here's what I see daily. Less construction, less new homes, less new loans, higher fuel prices, higher grocery bills, higher heath care costs. Enjoy the cool aid. Your media is full of crap."


... I literally have no idea how to debate someone who admits that he has no interest in facts.


I completely agree. How does one argue against people who just do not see the same set of facts? It's one thing to debate what the facts indicate. It's another to completely deny the facts as presented.
2012-11-02 07:04:18 PM  
1 vote:
You mean the party of NO still has NO ideas???

Quelle Surprise!
2012-11-02 06:49:31 PM  
1 vote:
At least he's telling the truth for once
2012-11-02 06:44:06 PM  
1 vote:
LINCOLN WAS WRONG!

LET THE SOUTH GO ALREADY!

I LOVE LAMP
2012-11-02 06:35:21 PM  
1 vote:

eddiesocket: jasimo: Zeno-25: jasimo: I wonder if the Senate will change the filibuster rules after the last four years?

Harry Reid promises filibuster reform if Dems win the election

Awesome. Thanks for the find.

The GOP will still control the House, even after Obama wins next week. Filibuster reform will be pointless.


Unless I'm mistaken, the Senate approves appointments and whatnot. A filibuster reform will allow the Senate, with a simple majority, to approve appointments.
/Could be wrong
//Probably other benefits, too
2012-11-02 06:32:34 PM  
1 vote:
I got into an argument with a friend of a friend on facebook today. He was absolutely convinced that the Republicans fixed the recession, and it was the democrats that caused it.


After posting about a dozen things proving him completely wrong, he posted this as his closing argument:

"You can post all the graph's, reports, polls, surveys, and chart's in the world, but here's what I see daily. Less construction, less new homes, less new loans, higher fuel prices, higher grocery bills, higher heath care costs. Enjoy the cool aid. Your media is full of crap."


... I literally have no idea how to debate someone who admits that he has no interest in facts.
2012-11-02 06:32:01 PM  
1 vote:

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Via Infinito: Zarquon's Flat Tire: Warlordtrooper: Fark them. If Obama is reelected he should do everything in his power to screw over the people who didn't vote for him. For 4 years he has tried to compromise when the other side stood there and acted like spoiled children throwing a tempertantrum. If Obama is re elected its time to make a point. They had the chance to compromise and they didn't, its time for red states to suffer.

As a Democrat who lives in Georgia, fark you.

As a Democrat who lives in Georgia, he's got a point. We should move to Cali and let the South freaking secede already.

I'm leaving next summer.


Welcome. Enjoy the lovely beaches and lack of derp.

And if you ever feel homesick, just stop by Orange County, and that'll fix you right up.
2012-11-02 06:28:37 PM  
1 vote:

dericwater: 3) Obama AND a non-GOP congress and see a growing economy where everyone will win, but the 1%'ers won't be winning as quickly as they could with a banana republic style government of option 1.


I'm old enough to remember when "banana republic" was in common parlance. Until 2010 I never thought that term could be applied to the US. You have made me sad. Sad because it's accurate.
2012-11-02 06:27:33 PM  
1 vote:

Via Infinito: NkThrasher: Via Infinito: NkThrasher: What's sad is that may be the best objective reason to vote for him. There might be slightly less sabotaging of the legislative process.

NO NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS!

I'm actually quite serious. What else does he have as an objective argument for him?

It's the only basic concept that I've been wrestling with about his candidacy throughout the whole process. Bad government doing bad things but at least doing something vs dysfunctional government doing nothing.

I'm serious too. We can't let those bastards think that obstructionism works or they'll keep doing it. They need to be voted out of office, not the president.


I concur, but that doesn't change the interesting note that it is the most convincing argument that can be made for his candidacy from an objective standpoint.
2012-11-02 06:27:19 PM  
1 vote:
If Obama's elected then the do nothing Congress will have failed to achieve its only goal
2012-11-02 06:26:55 PM  
1 vote:
So is there a reason why Romney isn't in Gitmo right now?
2012-11-02 06:25:24 PM  
1 vote:

A Dark Evil Omen: HeartBurnKid: A Dark Evil Omen: More to the point, it was white aristocrats fighting white aristocrats over who got to control a particular labor underclass. It was largely about slavery in the sense that the slaves were the resource being fought over.

Which is why, after the North won, blacks continued to be slaves. Amirite?

No, instead they were forced into the absolute bottom rung of capitalist society as wage slaves, often with worse quality of life than they "enjoyed" as slaves.


Oh, so you're one of the "slavery was a good thing for blacks" types.
2012-11-02 06:23:45 PM  
1 vote:

NkThrasher: Via Infinito: NkThrasher: What's sad is that may be the best objective reason to vote for him. There might be slightly less sabotaging of the legislative process.

NO NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS!

I'm actually quite serious. What else does he have as an objective argument for him?

It's the only basic concept that I've been wrestling with about his candidacy throughout the whole process. Bad government doing bad things but at least doing something vs dysfunctional government doing nothing.


I'm serious too. We can't let those bastards think that obstructionism works or they'll keep doing it. They need to be voted out of office, not the president.
2012-11-02 06:07:41 PM  
1 vote:
David Brooks made much the same argument. Elect Romney because Obama won't be able to get anything done because of GOP obstructionism.

In other words "Just give in to the blackmail."
2012-11-02 06:07:06 PM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: Kimothy: When I read crap like this, I often wish the South would've been successful in their secession. Then we'd have the first world United States next to the failed experiment third world Confederate States. They'd probably be sick of their own shiat by now and attempting to make some progress. Instead, they are stuck trying to force on the rest of us their ass-backward theological, racial, and patriotic beliefs that achieve nothing but division, distress, and produce demagogues who pander to the fear of their under- and uneducated masses.

Seriously, do we still need these people in the 21st century?

Uh, a list of the biggest assholes in Congress includes far more than just Southerners. I'm not sure why you're blaming everything on us.


Occam.
2012-11-02 06:01:42 PM  
1 vote:
Mitt, why would you ever say that? You just coup de grace'd yourself.
2012-11-02 05:59:00 PM  
1 vote:

Warlordtrooper: Fark them. If Obama is reelected he should do everything in his power to screw over the people who didn't vote for him. For 4 years he has tried to compromise when the other side stood there and acted like spoiled children throwing a tempertantrum. If Obama is re elected its time to make a point. They had the chance to compromise and they didn't, its time for red states to suffer.


As a Democrat who lives in Georgia, fark you.
2012-11-02 05:58:57 PM  
1 vote:

HeartBurnKid: A Dark Evil Omen: More to the point, it was white aristocrats fighting white aristocrats over who got to control a particular labor underclass. It was largely about slavery in the sense that the slaves were the resource being fought over.

Which is why, after the North won, blacks continued to be slaves. Amirite?


No, instead they were forced into the absolute bottom rung of capitalist society as wage slaves, often with worse quality of life than they "enjoyed" as slaves.
2012-11-02 05:55:59 PM  
1 vote:

PainInTheASP: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

2012-11-02 05:54:16 PM  
1 vote:
"Vote for me or the economy gets it."
2012-11-02 05:48:31 PM  
1 vote:

A Dark Evil Omen: More to the point, it was white aristocrats fighting white aristocrats over who got to control a particular labor underclass. It was largely about slavery in the sense that the slaves were the resource being fought over.


Which is why, after the North won, blacks continued to be slaves. Amirite?
2012-11-02 05:45:45 PM  
1 vote:
So, if Mittens doesn't get his way, it's hot spicy death for all of us?

Fark you Mitt. Fark you sideways through a woodchipper.
2012-11-02 05:45:15 PM  
1 vote:

InmanRoshi: that will expire unless they come to the bargaining table in good faith.


they haven't done that for 4 years now. Obama would be nuts to trust them having been bitten so many times. IMO Obama ought to tell them he will only do some extreme left thing and let them crawl to the left of center to get a few tidbits.
2012-11-02 05:37:40 PM  
1 vote:
ya know, Mitt, I'm willing to risk it.
2012-11-02 05:37:32 PM  
1 vote:

whistleridge: heap: dickfreckle:

Uh, a list of the biggest assholes in Congress includes far more than just Southerners. I'm not sure why you're blaming everything on us.

it's less blame, and more a situation of acknowledging the south actually tried the 'screw you guys, i'm going home' routine, paired with an intuition it may have been a better idea to just wave at them as they left.

if we play our cards right, within 25 posts, this can be a 'the civil war wasn't about slavery' thread.


weeee.

Ok, I'll bite:

It actually wasn't about slavery. It was about rich white men throwing a colossal hissy fit over the idea that someone else could place any practical limits in their power, privilege, or self-indulgence. Slavery was just a nifty way to sucker poor racist idiots into doing their fighting for them.

Proof? If there had been no money in slavery, it would have ended. Stat.

/ yeah, I went there


More to the point, it was white aristocrats fighting white aristocrats over who got to control a particular labor underclass. It was largely about slavery in the sense that the slaves were the resource being fought over.
2012-11-02 05:35:36 PM  
1 vote:

heap: dickfreckle:

Uh, a list of the biggest assholes in Congress includes far more than just Southerners. I'm not sure why you're blaming everything on us.

it's less blame, and more a situation of acknowledging the south actually tried the 'screw you guys, i'm going home' routine, paired with an intuition it may have been a better idea to just wave at them as they left.

if we play our cards right, within 25 posts, this can be a 'the civil war wasn't about slavery' thread.


weeee.


Ok, I'll bite:

It actually wasn't about slavery. It was about rich white men throwing a colossal hissy fit over the idea that someone else could place any practical limits in their power, privilege, or self-indulgence. Slavery was just a nifty way to sucker poor racist idiots into doing their fighting for them.

Proof? If there had been no money in slavery, it would have ended. Stat.

/ yeah, I went there
2012-11-02 05:31:39 PM  
1 vote:
What's sad is that may be the best objective reason to vote for him. There might be slightly less sabotaging of the legislative process.
2012-11-02 05:29:41 PM  
1 vote:
So... he's telling us not to vote for any other Republican candidates?

... well, OK, I guess.

//Actually too late, the dude I was going to vote for against my national rep apparently withdrew, and the other guy running against is worse, so one (R) on the ticket for me. Oh, well.
2012-11-02 05:25:16 PM  
1 vote:
Next: Mitt Romney will channel Oral Roberts and say if he is not elected president, his god will call him home to Kolob. 

Get f*cked with a chainsaw, Mitt.
2012-11-02 05:24:11 PM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: MrBallou: What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?

This was my thought as well. If the obstruction was to ensure Obama is a "one term president," it would seem that in a second term the GOP would be more pliable. Thing is, I just don't trust any of these people not to find some other reason to fight the president at every turn.


In general 2nd terms suck balls for all Presidents. They're considered 'lame ducks', and the other side of the aisle just drag their feet or create distractions, because they know they're going to be out of Washington in 4 years.

The only thing that might make this one different, is that there's a shiatload of stuff that the GOP want (increased military pork, maintaining historically low tax rates for the wealthiest Americans) that will expire unless they come to the bargaining table in good faith.
2012-11-02 05:21:23 PM  
1 vote:
And if we elect him, he'll rubber-stamp everything put in front of him on the demands of David Koch, Sheldon Adelson, Paul Ryan, and Mitch "The Talking Turtle" McConnell. In that order.
2012-11-02 05:09:20 PM  
1 vote:

MrBallou: What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?


This was my thought as well. If the obstruction was to ensure Obama is a "one term president," it would seem that in a second term the GOP would be more pliable. Thing is, I just don't trust any of these people not to find some other reason to fight the president at every turn.
2012-11-02 05:07:08 PM  
1 vote:
Done in 1.
2012-11-02 04:57:59 PM  
1 vote:

MrBallou: What would be the incentive to keep being asshats, if they no longer need to destroy Obama?


Because their constituents would never vote for them if they cooperated with the Dems, and especially with Osama Hussein Fartb0ngma0. Until the Tea Party threat is completely gone, Repubs can't come to the middle of the aisle.
2012-11-02 04:36:28 PM  
1 vote:
I'm not the only person to recommend secession:

Better Off Without Em
2012-11-02 04:34:45 PM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: Kimothy: When I read crap like this, I often wish the South would've been successful in their secession. Then we'd have the first world United States next to the failed experiment third world Confederate States. They'd probably be sick of their own shiat by now and attempting to make some progress. Instead, they are stuck trying to force on the rest of us their ass-backward theological, racial, and patriotic beliefs that achieve nothing but division, distress, and produce demagogues who pander to the fear of their under- and uneducated masses.

Seriously, do we still need these people in the 21st century?

Uh, a list of the biggest assholes in Congress includes far more than just Southerners. I'm not sure why you're blaming everything on us.


I'm not blaming everything on the south, I'm just acknowledging that the south makes up the largest swatch of red states. Yes, there are assholes and exceptions in other states, but it's definitely the Confederate south that makes up the largest portion of the derpitude in both Congress and the population.
2012-11-02 04:27:17 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com

You've got a nice country here, America. We wouldn't want anything to happen to it.
2012-11-02 04:22:23 PM  
1 vote:

Jubeebee: DarwiOdrade: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: WI241TH: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?

Grover Norquist?

Mitch McConnell?

Karl Rove?

Sarah Palin?

Eric Cantor?

Michele Bachmann?

Newt Gingrich?

Steve King?


Richard Mourdock?
2012-11-02 04:16:06 PM  
1 vote:

DarwiOdrade: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: WI241TH: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?

Grover Norquist?

Mitch McConnell?

Karl Rove?

Sarah Palin?

Eric Cantor?

Michele Bachmann?

Newt Gingrich?


Steve King?
2012-11-02 04:11:41 PM  
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Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: WI241TH: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?

Grover Norquist?

Mitch McConnell?

Karl Rove?

Sarah Palin?

Eric Cantor?

Michele Bachmann?

Newt Gingrich?


Mitt Romney obviously.
2012-11-02 03:54:59 PM  
1 vote:

RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?

Grover Norquist?

Mitch McConnell?


Karl Rove?
2012-11-02 03:53:56 PM  
1 vote:

thomps: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

you guys realize that all you are doing is sounding like some sort of hyperbolic hive-mind. and also you're probably signing yourselves up for some soon-to-be created republican gulag.


Resistance is futile
2012-11-02 03:47:25 PM  
1 vote:

Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?

Grover Norquist?


Mitch McConnell?
2012-11-02 03:44:41 PM  
1 vote:

RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?


Grover Norquist?
2012-11-02 03:43:29 PM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?


John Boehner?
2012-11-02 03:15:30 PM  
1 vote:

Nadie_AZ: "You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress," Romney said. "He has ignored them, attacked them, blamed them. The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy."

He's good. I give him that. He's a great liar.


Not many people have had the amount of practice he's had. Telling as many lies as Romney would wear on the spirit of any normal human.
2012-11-02 02:53:56 PM  
1 vote:

timujin: Obvious solution? Vote the Republicans out of Congress..


My personal favorite
2012-11-02 02:53:04 PM  
1 vote:

abb3w: As the de facto perennial logic-lessons [img.fark.net image 54x11]er, I feel obliged to point out that even if the assertion is true, this use of "OR" in the headline is not necessarily an exclusive disjunction.


There will be no supper for you tonight because I've been screwing the milkman all day.
2012-11-02 02:46:58 PM  
1 vote:

Demetrius: OOOOOGA BOOOOOGA BOOOOOGA!!!!!


Hey, it helped Bush win a second term.
2012-11-02 02:42:04 PM  
1 vote:
Romney's closing argument: Elect me or the GOP congress will implode the economy
2012-11-02 02:31:06 PM  
1 vote:
DOOO EEETT!!
 
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