randomjsa: For Republicans, the only thing harder than losing to Barack Obama might be explaining it.That's not difficult to explain at all.If we had an honest media nobody would think Romney wanted to kill GM, they would understand that Obama stepped in because, and only because, he wanted to help out his campaign contributors in the UAW. Nobody would be walking around bragging about how GM is alive because nobody ever proposed killing them off.If we had an honest media people would understand that getting Bin Laden was years and years and years of work that stretched back to before Obama was even a senator. For all the running around screaming about the terrible things Obama 'inherited', he sure didn't seem to mind all the work he inherited and took credit for.If we had an honest media Benghazi would be the lead story on every station even now. For all the whining about Fox covering it do you know what the difference would be if this was a Republican administration? Fox would still cover it and so would every other news station. What we know about Benghazi is absolutely damning even before you factor in the president jetting off to Vegas for a fund raiser in the wake of it.Basically? If we had an honest media and entertainment industry Obama would not only not win reelection. He wouldn't even be running for reelection. He would, at best, be trying to convince us why he shouldn't resign before January.
randomjsa: For Republicans, the only thing harder than losing to Barack Obama might be explaining it.That's not difficult to explain at all.If we had an honest media nobody would think Romney wanted to kill GM, they would understand that Obama stepped in because, and only because, he wanted to help out his campaign contributors in the UAW. Nobody would be walking around bragging about how GM is alive because nobody ever proposed killing them off.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: Even Obama says we are not in better shape than 4 years ago. How the hell is this even a contest?! Failure after failure after failure and the few things he did get done were really bad ideas! I'm not saying he's purposefully trying to hurt this country, but if he was I don't know what he would do differently! And he has a chance for a second term?!
Infernalist: If it were possible to DVR reality, I would be highly recommending that you all do so.This is the last gasping grasp for power for the current incarnation of the GOP. When it fails, WHEN it fails, they'll fall back and regroup and I can promise you that the Establishment types have been conversing on this topic for weeks.Unlike the propaganda-stuffed fools up front, the Establishment types in the back aren't stupid and can read the hard math. They knew what Nate Silver knows and they knew it a while back: Romney has no chance.Right now, they're deciding where to go from here and I'm predicting a shucking off of the crazies and fringe idiots. The Establishment sorts 'know' that the GOP is doomed unless it starts reaching out to the Hispanic population.In order to do so, they're going to have to completely abandon their anti-immigration stances and embrace the Hispanic population with both arms. Only by doing so will they hope to maintain any relevance past this election.To embrace the crazy and the Tea Derpers will be to sign the death warrant of the GOP, and ensure a slow and inevitable decline into becoming a regional party, leaving the US as a Single Party nation.I can only hope that if that 'does' happen, the Democrats split between the centrists and the leftists.
Buffalo77: I know you are broadcasting for the Democrat Bubble of Delusion, but could you tell me what you perceive in there to be the Republican party's core beliefs?\ Have at it bubble boys
Buffalo77: What you actually think they believe in.Remember the Republican party is not monolithic, you can't say they are bible thumpers because a minority of the party is. It would be as dishonest as me saying all democrats are black or liberal or gay or pro choice - each party has their factions.
Cletus C.: Hey Politico. Please point to the one who would have done better. Second from right? Uh, maybe. But isn't he Mormon?[i.i.com.com image 620x350]
I Browse: Cletus C.: Hey Politico. Please point to the one who would have done better. Second from right? Uh, maybe. But isn't he Mormon?[i.i.com.com image 620x350][www.esquire.com image 614x375]This guy. You know...the one who never led in the polls, not even once, during the entire GOP primary. The fact that even Donald Trump had momentum at one point, while Huntsman never did, should make conservatives really take a good long look at themselves. But, it won't.
I_C_Weener: Somacandra: The National Butthurt Service for the United States has issued an Epic Butthurt Watch for the following sites on the internet: Worldnetdaily, National Review, Hot Air, Stormfront, Newsmax, The Blaze, Free Republic, RedState and Powerline. This Watch is in effect from 7pm Tuesday, November 6 until Midnight. Remember a Watch means that conditions are favorable for Epic Butthurt, associated Derpstorms and Floorhumper Freakouts. While severe butthurt may not be immediately threatening, citizens are advised to listen carefully to Fark.com's Politics tab, listening for later statements and possible warnings.I think the last place one should be on election night is the Fark Politics page.
Lando Lincoln: Buffalo77: What you actually think they believe in.Remember the Republican party is not monolithic, you can't say they are bible thumpers because a minority of the party is. It would be as dishonest as me saying all democrats are black or liberal or gay or pro choice - each party has their factions.Not monolithic? No, they're not monolithic. They just go along with whatever the nutjobs in your party tell them to go along with.I could list a whole shiat load of things, like how the GOP touts that they're the party of fiscal responsibility but in reality they spend more than Democrats do, or how they hate government except when it comes to forcing people to do what conservatives want people to do. Blah blah blah. Everyone's heard it all before. Like that kind of thing is really going to change your mind.I used to be a hard-core Republican; pro-life, xenophobic, anti-gay, pro-business, anti-welfare, all that jazz. Then I learned that my girlfriend was pregnant, and I suddenly understood how incredibly scary it was to be faced with that decision, that potential responsibility at such an early age, and even though we didn't go down the abortion route I could sympathize with the people that couldn't deal with being a parent at certain times in their lives. I lost my job and was out of work for six months and I learned how important it was for big government to be there to ensure that my kids and I didn't starve to death. I learned that my cousin, who I really looked up to, was gay, and through that I realized that gays weren't this scary "other" to demean and belittle.In short, I was a Republican conservative, but then I stopped being so goddamn ignorant of the world around me.
namatad: /so no, they wont learn anything from this loss. The REAL candidates did not run this cycle.
Parthenogenetic: Bah. I voted for Huntsman in the primary.Not that he really had a chance, because he: 1) served as 0bama's ambassador to China
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