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2012-11-03 05:38:29 PM
6 votes:
FTFA: "No, no, no, Don't boo. Vote," Obama told the crowd. "Voting is the best revenge."

So... am I the only one who doesn't see a problem with this statement?
2012-11-03 05:37:01 PM
4 votes:
I voted for Obama as Obama gets the job done. The GOP are sociopaths, without empathy, who crave death, destruction, and poverty for all but their elite few.

3,000 corpses in new york and penns are a testament to GOP failures.
2012-11-03 06:17:12 PM
3 votes:

via CBS

Ryan said of Obama. "Mitt Romney and I are asking you to vote out of love of country. That's what we do in this country. We don't believe in revenge. We believe in change and hope."


Haven't the Republicans been ridiculing the slogan "hope and change" for the last 5 years?

So steal that slogan and reverse the order and it is the new Republican slogan?
2012-11-03 05:54:18 PM
3 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: I had my chance to get "revenge" on a carload of people who were standed. (car had Obama stickers anlong with quite a few anti-everything stickers. They were in the middle of nowhere and had at least a 10 mile walk.
Instead of taking revenge, I gave all 5 of them a ride and called a tow truck to get their car somewhere to be fixed.
They were all very surprised I was a conservative and talked about how they had heard and believed all of :us people" were full of hate and only cared about hurting "their kind".

Learning about both sides before making blind decisions based on what MSNBC says is a much wiser way to live.
When they offered me money for helping, I said no thanks. Give to relief efforts instead...even if Obama said not to.

/yes, after not being able to work for more than a year because of my stroke and a bout with cancer, I'm broke. But right now there are others who are more in need of help.


First of all, I love Love LOVE how you say that it's MSNBC and not Fox that cause voters to make blind decisions.

Secondly, Obama fully funded the Violence Against Women Act and there's video from 2008 of Romney chastising a woman who chose to have an abortion rather than, you know, die. And then walked away when she asked 'What about my responsibility to my other three children?'

Also, credit card reform.
And Cash For Clunkers.
And repealing DADT and endorsing gay marriage.
And successfully managing the BP oil spill, which was supposed to be his Katrina.
And Obamacare, which was supposed to be his Waterloo.
And Hurricane Sandy, which was ALSO supposed to be his Katrina.

So yeah, I'm actually pretty informed. How about I take a side-by-side civics quiz against your average Fox viewer...
2012-11-03 05:54:05 PM
3 votes:

I_C_Weener: Learning about both sides before making blind decisions based on what MSNBC says is a much wiser way to live.
When they offered me money for helping, I said no thanks. Give to relief efforts instead...even if Obama said not to.




That's all nice and such...except...

This point about Obama saying not to donate is a blatant lie. As is and has been movement conservatism for the past 4 or 5 decades.

Don't get me wrong, I help people too, expecting nothing in return, it's how I was raised, and it's the right thing to do.
But using a completely bullshiat point to show us what an enlightened, compassionate, conservative dude you are kinda ruins that whole aura

Your political philosophy may be rational in your mind, but the party you alleged you support bears absolutely no resemblance to that philosophy.
In fact, they are more like a gigantic family of grifters.

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2012-11-03 05:47:52 PM
3 votes:
"I think it's a terrible message to be sending," Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden said, according to Fox News. "The contrast could not be more stark. Governor Romney is out campaigning on a positive message of change while the president is talking about revenge."

Jesus H Christ, you'd think if ANYONE would know what "negative" looked like, it would be the assholes at Fox. Can we just nuke the Fox production facilities already? They have done more damage to the planet than any other political agency out there. What a bunch of lying bastards.
2012-11-03 05:16:32 PM
3 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: I had my chance to get "revenge" on a carload of people who were standed. (car had Obama stickers anlong with quite a few anti-everything stickers. They were in the middle of nowhere and had at least a 10 mile walk.
Instead of taking revenge, I gave all 5 of them a ride and called a tow truck to get their car somewhere to be fixed.
They were all very surprised I was a conservative and talked about how they had heard and believed all of :us people" were full of hate and only cared about hurting "their kind".

Learning about both sides before making blind decisions based on what MSNBC says is a much wiser way to live.
When they offered me money for helping, I said no thanks. Give to relief efforts instead...even if Obama said not to.

/yes, after not being able to work for more than a year because of my stroke and a bout with cancer, I'm broke. But right now there are others who are more in need of help.



I know that when I help strangers, the first thing I talk about is politics.
2012-11-03 07:45:56 PM
2 votes:
As an Ohioan this year, I voted out of spite. Anybody running as a Republican didn't get my vote.

I don't care if you're a wonderful sheriff. You've chosen to ally yourself with the party of theocratic robber barons.
2012-11-03 07:17:55 PM
2 votes:
I used to think the encounters that I read about on Fark were fictitious, and then this happened to me.

I was an associate professor at a small, midwestern college. The day that I was denied tenure, the campus republicans were preparing for a 'diversity bake sale'.

Just as I was packing my things to leave, they were preparing the items in several toaster ovens in a single dorm room, and, somehow, a fire started. Thinking quickly, and without regard for my own safety, I battled back the fire and rescued three of the youths.

The three that I rescued were incredulous. None of them had taken any of my courses, but they knew my reputation for being environmentally conscious, my sensitivity to gender and race equality, and my long hair, so they gathered that I was a liberal. They told me "we've always been told by our parents and other, older, leadership figures with conservative credentials that all liberals are completely selfish, evil cretins who would be gleeful if we died in a fire! Thank you, Cal, for showing us the error of our ways!"

When they rejoined their peers, they were shocked to discover that they were shunned and disbelieved.

I guess I can only make converts a few at a time.
2012-11-03 07:16:13 PM
2 votes:

vestona22: FlashHarry:
governor romney - right now - is claiming that chrysler is shipping jobs to china. this is blatantly false and has been decried by the media and flatly denied by chrysler.

Absolutely true. Chrysler has been very clear that they are shipping jobs to Italy, not China.

Link

Under the plan, Fiat will produce a small Jeep SUV in Italy that is not currently made anywhere else in the world. That SUV will be sold both in Europe and in the U.S., and will not shift any planned U.S. production.


You must be a Romney supporter. Your lie is shown in the article you link. I guess you were counting on everyone else being as willfully ignorant as you?
2012-11-03 06:23:10 PM
2 votes:

keytronic: jehovahs witness protection: I had my chance to get "revenge" on a carload of people who were standed. (car had Obama stickers anlong with quite a few anti-everything stickers. They were in the middle of nowhere and had at least a 10 mile walk.
Instead of taking revenge, I gave all 5 of them a ride and called a tow truck to get their car somewhere to be fixed.
They were all very surprised I was a conservative and talked about how they had heard and believed all of :us people" were full of hate and only cared about hurting "their kind".

Learning about both sides before making blind decisions based on what MSNBC says is a much wiser way to live.
When they offered me money for helping, I said no thanks. Give to relief efforts instead...even if Obama said not to.

/yes, after not being able to work for more than a year because of my stroke and a bout with cancer, I'm broke. But right now there are others who are more in need of help.




That was an amazing cool, not made up at all, story, bro  

/ftfy
2012-11-03 06:13:06 PM
2 votes:

Proteios1: I voted for hope last time. But I have a hard time voting for fear. Bronco Nama smells like cigarettes, cheap perfume and total and utter desperation. Sorry pal, you lost my vote.


I ain't too happy with the Big 0 either, but the Neocons who invaded Clinton's second term and totally ran both of GWB's terms are once again jockeying for position in Romney's campaign. These are the same farkers who have driven us to war needlessly, turning the middle east into a bubbling cauldron of who the fark knows.... demanded tax cuts but never bothered to offset them with spending cuts, created the laissez faire deregulated economic conditions that blew a 2+ trillion dollar hole in the American economy, and then blamed it all on the black guy (successfully too in many corners of America) when their run was over.

When it's this close, a vote for 3rd party is a vote for the wishy washy flip flopper being handled by Neocons.

And I've had enough of the Chickenhawk PNAC Neocons to last several lifetimes.
2012-11-03 05:53:16 PM
2 votes:
This headline is gramatically incorrect.
2012-11-03 05:53:13 PM
2 votes:
...but is it anyway to base your vote on?

"Anyway" is an adverb, and it means regardless or in any event.
"Any way" is a paired adjective and noun meaning any particular course, direction, or manner.

/just sayin'
2012-11-03 05:49:00 PM
2 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Great strategy....if you are the challenger.

Doesn't 0bama know that he has been President the last four years?


Yes, he knows. He was talking specifically to people in the audience who booed when Romney's lie about Chrysler was mentioned. The right wing media didn't tell you that because they know you are all dumbshiat easily brainwashed low information idiots who soak up everything they say without critical thought.
2012-11-03 05:46:04 PM
2 votes:
It is "revenge" to not hire someone who acts like an asshole during a job interview?
2012-11-03 05:45:05 PM
2 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: I had my chance to get "revenge" on a carload of people who were standed. (car had Obama stickers anlong with quite a few anti-everything stickers. They were in the middle of nowhere and had at least a 10 mile walk.
Instead of taking revenge, I gave all 5 of them a ride and called a tow truck to get their car somewhere to be fixed.
They were all very surprised I was a conservative and talked about how they had heard and believed all of :us people" were full of hate and only cared about hurting "their kind".

Learning about both sides before making blind decisions based on what MSNBC says is a much wiser way to live.
When they offered me money for helping, I said no thanks. Give to relief efforts instead...even if Obama said not to.

/yes, after not being able to work for more than a year because of my stroke and a bout with cancer, I'm broke. But right now there are others who are more in need of help.



That was an amazing, not made up at all, story.
2012-11-03 05:42:44 PM
2 votes:
Serious GOP you are the biggest pussies on the planet!
2012-11-03 06:53:03 PM
1 votes:
Is that headline even in English?
2012-11-03 06:36:20 PM
1 votes:

JonPace: Yeah i'm sure it totally happened too. What with all Obama supporters having never actually seen a Romney supporter themselves.


I particularly liked the bullshiat "I told them to donate, even though Obama said not to" addition.

anti everything, Obama doesn't want to help people, MSNBC is the devil. All the hallmarks...
2012-11-03 06:14:35 PM
1 votes:
Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but is it anyway to base your vote on?


though TFA is aimed at Obama, I think the bolded part is more applicable to the Republicans... and why Romney will lose. No one is voting for Romney, they are voting against Obama; that position will only get Romney but so far. (see: John Kerry in 2004) If anything, if it's not something you should base your vote on, it's definitely not something you should frame your campaign strategy around as you'll likely just end up with a base that is louder than it is numerous.
2012-11-03 06:08:17 PM
1 votes:
"I think it's a terrible message to be sending," Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden

Maybe the message would have less resonance if your campaign didn't blatantly lie to Ohioans trying to scare their votes out of them.
2012-11-03 06:05:21 PM
1 votes:
Last week on his show (or maybe it was the week before, I can't remember) Chris Hayes made a really good point about how all the "combativeness" in political discourse nowadays is actually a sign that our system of democracy is healthy at some basic level. That is, the heated rhetoric of our politics can actually function positively as a safety valve against physical violence, which is precisely what democratic systems are supposed to prevent. I think he was talking about this in the context of "independent" and "undecided" voters who whine about how vicious politics can be.

Anyway, I tend to agree with him, and I think it's applicable here. Vengeance is the sort of ugly motive that democratic systems are designed to mollify by channeling them into non-violent actions. It's not an abuse of the system if people use it to vent their anger. That's exactly what it's there for.
2012-11-03 05:50:01 PM
1 votes:
Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but is it anyway to base your vote on?

It is if you're a Klingon.
2012-11-03 05:49:08 PM
1 votes:

HeartBurnKid: FTFA: "No, no, no, Don't boo. Vote," Obama told the crowd. "Voting is the best revenge."

So... am I the only one who doesn't see a problem with this statement?


Nope. Anyone who isn't already looking for a reason to hate the President would think "yeah, that's pretty standard campaign rhetoric." But the GOP have become the party of permanent outrage, so anything Obama says, they have to find a way to spin it negatively. If Obama says "Hello," the GOP will start shrieking because it starts with "hell."
2012-11-03 05:46:59 PM
1 votes:
I've heard living well is the best revenge, why couldn't voting well?
2012-11-03 05:43:01 PM
1 votes:

HeartBurnKid: FTFA: "No, no, no, Don't boo. Vote," Obama told the crowd. "Voting is the best revenge."

So... am I the only one who doesn't see a problem with this statement?


This. My impression is that he is asking his supports to focus their negative energy into a positive civic exercise. Poorly chosen words perhaps but give me a break. "Show them how mad (or fed-up) you are by voting" would have been better.
2012-11-03 05:39:56 PM
1 votes:

Antimatter: I voted for Obama as Obama gets the job done. The GOP are sociopaths, without empathy, who crave death, destruction, and poverty for all but their elite few.

3,000 corpses in new york and penns are a testament to GOP failures.


You're not even exaggerating - they really are hateful and vicious.
2012-11-03 05:37:57 PM
1 votes:
Isn't that what Romney based his entire campaign on? Don't vote for Romney because he's the best candidate; vote for Romney because otherwise the GOP in Congress are going to drive the country into a ditch because the President's a Democrat.
2012-11-03 05:13:56 PM
1 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: I had my chance to get "revenge" on a carload of people who were standed. (car had Obama stickers anlong with quite a few anti-everything stickers. They were in the middle of nowhere and had at least a 10 mile walk.
Instead of taking revenge, I gave all 5 of them a ride and called a tow truck to get their car somewhere to be fixed.
They were all very surprised I was a conservative and talked about how they had heard and believed all of :us people" were full of hate and only cared about hurting "their kind".

Learning about both sides before making blind decisions based on what MSNBC says is a much wiser way to live.
When they offered me money for helping, I said no thanks. Give to relief efforts instead...even if Obama said not to.

/yes, after not being able to work for more than a year because of my stroke and a bout with cancer, I'm broke. But right now there are others who are more in need of help.


At this rate you'll never make troll status.  :)
2012-11-03 12:57:38 PM
1 votes:
Tuesday can't come soon enough.
 
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