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(American Thinker)   With the wait until the most important election of our lifetimes measured in hours, not weeks, many have come to see Mitt Romney as destined to be America's 45th president   (americanthinker.com) divider line 81
    More: Obvious, Mitt Romney, free country, prophet of Islam, United States of America, Dickensian, electoral fraud, United States elections, 2010  
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2012-11-05 11:18:43 AM
Most important in our lifetimes? Only if you were born this year, dude.
 
2012-11-05 11:19:51 AM
Time to dust off my FAVORITE symbol of cognitive dissonance (or at least my favorite reaction to it)

boollette.free.fr
 
2012-11-05 11:21:11 AM
armagideon-time.com
 
2012-11-05 11:21:21 AM
Many? Yes
Enough for him to win? I doubt it
 
2012-11-05 11:26:23 AM

Felgraf: zetar: I can't figure this out so I ask my friends who are psychologists and they use phrases like 'cognitive dissonance.'

/ I dunno. I'm a computer scientist, not a psychologist.
// Pretty sure Obama wins with at least 303 tomorrow.

Ah, cognitive dissonance I can explain at least. 'S keeping two clearly contradicting thoughts in your head at once. Like

Poor people and folks on welfare are immoral leeches
I am a poor person and on welfare
I am a just and moral person.


To go a little further, in this particular instance they are likely referring to The Belief Disconfirmation Paradigm, which is where someone has a belief, (Obama is bad preznit, democracy is good gubbmint, Obama will lose) and is faced with evidence to the contrary (Obama is winning) and must either change their beliefs (Democracy is bad because people reelected the Ni-BONG and/or Obama isn't that bad) or deny the evidence. Otherwise they have the uncomfortable problem of two very conflicting beliefs that they are aware are in conflict.
 
2012-11-05 11:26:51 AM
The fact of the matter is that every vote counts. It is a message sent to those who refuse to hear our voices, because they believe we don't matter -- unless, of course, we agree with them.

Just because they will not listen does not mean we should not speak.


Ummmm, if the only reason you're voting is to send a message (because your voting for a republican in NY), but that message doesn't not arrive at its destination - they doesn't that mean that your vote DIDN'T count?

And cry me a farking river about how your vote in NY doesn't count. After the Reconstruction ended, South Carolina went to the democrats -every- *single* -election- up until Johnson signed the Civil Rights act in 1964. Since then we've gone to republicans every year.

We only had two outliers, 1976 when we voted for the peanut farmer from next door, and 1946, when we voted for the Strom Thurmond, who ran on a re-segregate the US Army platform.
 
2012-11-05 11:27:47 AM
These are the minimum scenarios.

To win, Obama needs Colorado and New Hampshire, or Virginia, or Ohio, or Florida.

To win, Romney needs Virginia and Ohio and Florida and Colorado or New Hampshire.
 
2012-11-05 11:29:28 AM

TeddyBallGame: What the hell did I just decide not to read after the line "It is high time we slapped our president, his cliquey claque of mindless minions, and his conspiring cultish band of dedicated followers in the media across the face with a vote Mitt Romney"?


Not only that,but this:

-- a vote for hope and change. 

It is as if American Thinker exists in some parallel universe without any connection to or regard for the truth. They are running neck and neck with World Nut Daily to find the absolute bottom of the cesspool of the right.
 
2012-11-05 11:34:01 AM

Sneakernets: I can't wait to see American Potato implode like a paint can tomorrow.


Have you ever microwaved a potato but forgot to poke holes in it to let the steam out? I think Stinker will explode like that.
 
2012-11-05 11:34:02 AM
I am not very old but I've seen an awful lot of "most important elections in my lifetime". Every one, actually.
 
2012-11-05 11:36:06 AM
i3.kym-cdn.com
"IT....IS... ....DESTINY!!!"
 
2012-11-05 11:36:35 AM
Mittleryis45.com
 
2012-11-05 11:36:50 AM

TheBigJerk: To go a little further, in this particular instance they are likely referring to The Belief Disconfirmation Paradigm,


Yeah, I've heard them say this, too. Psychology gives me a headache.

So, I'm married to a psychologist, as is the prof. who was my thesis adviser. I asked him if he thought that us computer scientists married psychologists because of the whole left-brain right-brain thing and our general inability to understand why people do the things they do. "No," he said, "psych majors are the best looking girls in grad school." He's right about that, too.

Personally, I think that by Wednesday the Freepers, et. al, will be screaming voter fraud. And two years from now they'll completely forget how wrong all their polls were and they'll predict a major comeback for the party of derpdom.
 
2012-11-05 11:37:18 AM

Felgraf: Well, certainly the Mormons feel this, yes.

I find it weird that so many conservative Christians are willing to basically acknowledge Mormonism as the one true faith by helping Mitt Romney fulfill a mormon prophecy.


It's more important to Southern Christians that he is white and a Republican.

Which tells you how they feel about Christianity.

/I'd vote for a Muslim over a Mormon any day.
 
2012-11-05 11:41:15 AM

ghare: Felgraf: Well, certainly the Mormons feel this, yes.

I find it weird that so many conservative Christians are willing to basically acknowledge Mormonism as the one true faith by helping Mitt Romney fulfill a mormon prophecy.

It's more important to Southern Christians that he is white and a Republican.

Which tells you how they feel about Christianity.

/I'd vote for a Muslim over a Mormon any day.


"Prosperity Gospel" followers already told me what they feel about Christianity. I'm not really a christian anymore (I call myself a Pratchettist), but dear god, the prosperity gospel makes me see red.
I mean, the bible EXPLICITLY STATES THAT IT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY ("For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." And, you know, that whole bit about not being able to serve God and Mammon.).
/ARRRGGGGHHHHHH
 
2012-11-05 11:42:28 AM
Hardly, too close to tell, however I have reached stage 5 should Romney win.
 
2012-11-05 11:43:55 AM
There's no way that was written with a straight face. 

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-05 11:50:15 AM

lennavan: Funny question - Assume Mitt Romney is going to be POTUS, how does that make you feel? Think about it. If you have listened to Mitt as a candidate, everyone in the United States should be simultaneously scared and excited because the directions Mitt might take the country are endless. He might appoint justices that ban abortion entirely, or he might appoint justices that are pro-choice. He might lower our taxes, or he might raise them. Maybe he'll invest heavily in green energy and enact powerful environmental regulations a-la his 2004 "THE NEED FOR ACTION IS NOW" stance, or maybe he'll cut funding entirely and disband the EPA.

Whatever side you're on, if Mitt becomes POTUS, all things are possible -- your nightmare scenario, your dream scenario and everything in between. So how do I feel about Mitt as POTUS? I dunno.


and the only direction Obama has is Forward.
 
2012-11-05 11:51:48 AM

Mixolydian Master: There's no way that was written with a straight face. 

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oh My GOD! you just solved the energy crisis!
 
2012-11-05 11:54:05 AM
Des-ti-ny! Des-ti-ny! No escaping, that's for me!
 
2012-11-05 11:54:39 AM
That was the progressive master plan -- that, and portraying Mitt Romney as a Dickensian villain intent on destroying the nation in service of his own greed.

Oh yes, I agree. It is pretty silly to portray your political opponent as some evil villian trying to harm the US for nothing but purely personal reaso...

but I will not suffer in silence as men like Barack Obama attempt to transform the nation I love for no other reason than their own vanity.

facepalm.jpg
 
2012-11-05 11:57:10 AM
eyes moist with tears of joy, I hugged the frail octogenarian so hard I fear I may have broken two of his ribs...I watched sadly as he limped away.

this touched me deep inside, where i am soft like a woman.
 
2012-11-05 11:59:45 AM

Felgraf: Ah, cognitive dissonance I can explain at least. 'S keeping two clearly contradicting thoughts in your head at once. Like

Poor people and folks on welfare are immoral leeches
I am a poor person and on welfare
I am a just and moral person.


That's not quite cognitive dissonance.

Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort caused by keeping two clearly contradicting thoughts in your head at once.

Poor people and folks on welfare are immoral leeches.
I am a poor person on welfare.

Poor people and folks on welfare are immoral leeches.
I am a poor person and on welfare who is a just a moral person.
Oh, dear, there's conflict there and it's making me feel bad.
But, I deserve the welfare because I'm good and doing the best I can.
The other people on welfare just don't want to work.


/Red = cognitive dissonance
//Green = cognitive dissonance resolved/dissipated 
///Merry Christmas 
 
2012-11-05 12:18:02 PM

alltim: lennavan: Funny question - Assume Mitt Romney is going to be POTUS, how does that make you feel? Think about it. If you have listened to Mitt as a candidate, everyone in the United States should be simultaneously scared and excited because the directions Mitt might take the country are endless. He might appoint justices that ban abortion entirely, or he might appoint justices that are pro-choice. He might lower our taxes, or he might raise them. Maybe he'll invest heavily in green energy and enact powerful environmental regulations a-la his 2004 "THE NEED FOR ACTION IS NOW" stance, or maybe he'll cut funding entirely and disband the EPA.

Whatever side you're on, if Mitt becomes POTUS, all things are possible -- your nightmare scenario, your dream scenario and everything in between. So how do I feel about Mitt as POTUS? I dunno.

and the only direction Obama has is Forward.


I'm okay with that.
 
2012-11-05 12:40:31 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

"His name is Mitt. Mitt Romney. He's your density. I mean your destiny."
 
2012-11-05 12:48:53 PM

eraser8: Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort caused by keeping two clearly contradicting thoughts in your head at once.


Exactly. Merely keeping two contradictory ideas at once is closer to "doublethink".
 
2012-11-05 12:55:47 PM

beantowndog: He's our density.


Sybarite: It's his density!


poonesfarm:
2.bp.blogspot.com

"His name is Mitt. Mitt Romney. He's your density. I mean your destiny."


Tomorrow:

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2012-11-05 03:03:13 PM
Saw the headline and thought, "Say, what"?

Opened it, saw American Thinker, thought "Oh."

Wrote this, closed the tab.
 
2012-11-05 03:06:40 PM
I'm no good with the photoshop. But perhaps one of you can make a funny out of this:

thatgrapejuice.net
 
2012-11-05 03:49:22 PM

LazarusLong42: lennavan: Funny question - Assume Mitt Romney is going to be POTUS, how does that make you feel? Think about it. If you have listened to Mitt as a candidate, everyone in the United States should be simultaneously scared and excited because the directions Mitt might take the country are endless. He might appoint justices that ban abortion entirely, or he might appoint justices that are pro-choice. He might lower our taxes, or he might raise them. Maybe he'll invest heavily in green energy and enact powerful environmental regulations a-la his 2004 "THE NEED FOR ACTION IS NOW" stance, or maybe he'll cut funding entirely and disband the EPA.

Whatever side you're on, if Mitt becomes POTUS, all things are possible -- your nightmare scenario, your dream scenario and everything in between. So how do I feel about Mitt as POTUS? I dunno.

Mitt Romney is Zombo.com made flesh.


Much better than flesh.com made into Zombo
 
2012-11-05 09:33:37 PM

lennavan: alltim: lennavan: Funny question - Assume Mitt Romney is going to be POTUS, how does that make you feel? Think about it. If you have listened to Mitt as a candidate, everyone in the United States should be simultaneously scared and excited because the directions Mitt might take the country are endless. He might appoint justices that ban abortion entirely, or he might appoint justices that are pro-choice. He might lower our taxes, or he might raise them. Maybe he'll invest heavily in green energy and enact powerful environmental regulations a-la his 2004 "THE NEED FOR ACTION IS NOW" stance, or maybe he'll cut funding entirely and disband the EPA.

Whatever side you're on, if Mitt becomes POTUS, all things are possible -- your nightmare scenario, your dream scenario and everything in between. So how do I feel about Mitt as POTUS? I dunno.

and the only direction Obama has is Forward.

I'm okay with that.


oh, me too, that was attempted humor.
 
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