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2012-11-05 11:25:22 AM
5 votes:
If/when Romney loses...the GOP will freak the f*ck out. they'll lose their shiat. they'll spend a day in shocked silence, then 4-5 days vomiting blood and screaming at the heavens. after that, they'll have an indeterminate period of figuring out who's going to fall on their sword(s) and arrange the sacrifice. further out, the GOP will conclude that their faith was obviously weak and that they weren't far enough to the right...so they'll conduct another tiresome purge of the party and dedicate themselves to being jerks towards Obama until the midterm congressional elections in 2014.

But that's just like...my opinion man.
2012-11-05 12:46:03 PM
3 votes:
I'm looking forward to Romney's concession speech. It's going to be the most smug, passive-aggressive, sore loser speech we'll hear in a lifetime.
2012-11-05 09:55:31 AM
3 votes:
If Rmoney loses, we all win
2012-11-05 09:52:42 AM
3 votes:
I am already considering leaving this country even w/Obama at the helm. There has been no progress on debts and deficits, although marginal progress has been made on the economy (to Obama's full credit). It's clear that the GOP has almost a solid control of legislatures and governorships in a number of states, as well as a solid block of GOP Congressmen. Nothing will get done.

Under Romney nothing will get done either. Except probably another conservative on SCOTUS. farking great.

I mean how farking horrible do you have to be to be at such a low approval rating and yet maybe only 5 seats will go blue in 2012? The presidential election has completely covered up how much the Tea Party has ruined this country.

Plus I'm already very disappointed that an unprincipled wealthy elite who blatantly lies to people is a hair's breadth away from the White House. I mean, come the fark on people.
2012-11-05 10:16:24 AM
2 votes:
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2012-11-05 09:28:56 AM
2 votes:
I'll be able to get up Wednesday morning without wanting to hang myself.
2012-11-05 08:45:53 AM
2 votes:
"For Republicans, the only thing harder than losing to Barack Obama might be explaining it."

Yes, that might require soul-searching, and an ability to comprehend reality.
2012-11-05 04:23:53 PM
1 votes:

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?

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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.


Can we stop calling them conservatives? They are not.
They are fiscally irresponsible. period.
They are socially repressive. period.
They are morally bankrupt, win at all cost.
They hate women, minorities and GLBTA.
They are greedy.
They are ignorant or dishonest.

But conservative? I think not.

/so no, they wont learn anything from this loss. The REAL candidates did not run this cycle.
/prepare for the super candidates to emerge in mid november or december.
/but there is NO WAY that the GOP will change its platform toward the center by 2016.
/Now for the DEMs to come up with a real candidate to follow after President Obama
2012-11-05 04:19:54 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-05 03:53:55 PM
1 votes:

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.


It's not dishonest at all to portray the republican party as bible thumpers as that's exactly who is setting the party's agenda. That's why this year I finally renounced my republican party membership. I just couldn't stand the inmates being in charge of the asylum any more - and by definition representing ME.
2012-11-05 02:30:23 PM
1 votes:

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


Which version do you want - what Republicans profess to believe in or what they actually believe in?
2012-11-05 01:52:23 PM
1 votes:

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.


Bullshiat. Those grapes were really just too sour the whole time, huh? Way to try and shift the blame for our own failings to everyone but ourselves.

I've voted Republican for 20 years, and shiat like this is a big part of why that ended this year and why I no longer consider myself a Republican. The party is clinging desperately to anachronistic and selfish values, and hating freedom even as it hypocritically tries to cloak itself in them. Freedom of religion being warped to mean you're free to live according to what evangelical Christians believe, and screw everyone else.

Well, I'm sick of that reality distortion field crap, and I won't be a party to it any more. If you want to mindlessly parrot the party's bullshiat crybaby rationalizations instead of accepting reality then you go ahead and do so. And enjoy your fade into irrelevance.

I'm going to be quite happy when Obama beats Romney tomorrow.
2012-11-05 01:24:31 PM
1 votes:

randomjsa: .........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.


Basically, if we had an honest media and entertainment industry, Bush would have been impeached and he & his cronies (who I no doubt expect would include some Democrats) would be on trial for war crimes.
2012-11-05 01:06:24 PM
1 votes:
The American people win.
2012-11-05 12:51:44 PM
1 votes:

randomjsa: If we had an honest media Benghazi would be the lead story on every station even now.


Why? 4 Americans dead in Africa is somehow a bigger story than 30+ people dead in the Northeast?
2012-11-05 12:35:34 PM
1 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: SurfaceTension: So if Obama manages to defeat Mitt Romney's on Tuesday, the Republican Party will have to go through a painful process of self-examination and internal debate in order to explain what went so badly wrong.

The debate won't just be fodder for political obsessives: it will also determine how Republicans approach governing next year and how the party campaigns in 2014, 2016 and beyond.

I think Politico has an overly (delusionally) optimistic idea of the Republican Party to perform the type of insightful analysis needed to understand where they went wrong. I think they'll fight the legitimacy of the election tooth and nail, and never accept that Obama actually scored more votes than their candidate.

Steve Schmidt, when asked this morning about what will happen in the Republican party if they lose the Presidential race on Tuesday, described what will happen as "civil war in the party".

I think he's right.


I encourage the Teaparty and other far right-wing conservatives to split from the Republican party and run their own candidates in 2014 and 2016.

With God on your side and your own ideologically pure candidates, surely you will sweep to victory and lead this nation back to its Christian, God-fearing roots.

Please, proceed.
2012-11-05 12:27:24 PM
1 votes:
Hopefully the GOP would cast-off the "tea party"/fundie-nuts (because let's be honest, they're one and the same these days), and become social moderates and pro-middle class fiscal conservatives. You know, instead of their current version, which is socially just-left of the Taliban and fiscally "fark everyone who isn't stupidly rich".
2012-11-05 12:27:10 PM
1 votes:
The Republicans will decide that Romney was not severely conservative enough to win and will nominate someone even derpier next time.
2012-11-05 12:26:13 PM
1 votes:
By any reasonable standard, Obama is a seriously vulnerable incumbent: a president overseeing a limping economy

Since most Americans remember that the economy was bleeding its guts out when Obama was inaugurated, limping is acceptable.
2012-11-05 12:16:46 PM
1 votes:
I suspect that if Romney loses, the next step will be to impeach Obama for Benghazi.
Plus the GOP in Congress will become even more obstructionist, and it will all be Obama's fault.

Expect whining from job creators and some significant shutdowns -- yon holiday-home-guy in Florida who threatened to shut down the business probably will,and I wouldn't die of surprise if Koch Industries shut down some operations in Blue States because of the hostile Obama government..

I also expect some Talibaggers to resort to violence; these people are not bright and love their guns.
2012-11-05 11:55:29 AM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Failure after failure after failure and the few things he did get done were really bad ideas!


Passing Obamacare was not a really bad idea. It was a really good idea.

Yes, we are way better off now than four years ago.
2012-11-05 11:47:24 AM
1 votes:

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?!


Well for one your video was October of 2011, a full year ago, and the truth is that the country wasn't better off than October 2007, which was by almost all accounts the height of the bubble boom and just when the house of cards was coming crashing down. Nor was October of 2011 better than it was January of 2009.

However, a year later, the country is almost by any measure better off in November of 2012 than January of 2009, and despite two years of Congressional deadlock on agenda items that would be good for the economy.

He's done a lot for this country, in a number of different ways, and we're better off for it. But then, I don't expect you to understand, you're an idiot who uses a Youtube video from over a year ago to make a point.
2012-11-05 11:13:25 AM
1 votes:

bloobeary: "For Republicans, the only thing harder than losing to Barack Obama might be explaining it."

Yes, that might require soul-searching, and an ability to comprehend reality.


And therefore, nothing will be done by the GOP, post-election, to make any changes to deal with the loss. Nothing.
In order to find something which was done wrong, you would need to be able to admit you made a mistake.
The last mistake that the GOP party made was Barry Goldwater in 1964.

The GOP is the party of perfection, of putting the blame anywhere, but where it actually belongs.
When they lose tuesday, it will be the beginning of the end of the modern day GOP. The GOP of 2016 will look the same and lose again. In 2020, they will either need to jettison the fringe right or fade away.

Time will tell.
2012-11-05 11:12:02 AM
1 votes:
For Republicans, the only thing harder than losing to Barack Obama might be explaining it.

Well, that's really easy. You ran Mitt Romney. And he's an awful, awful candidate. And he ran an awful campaign. Oh, and your party's core beliefs are just awful too.
2012-11-05 09:32:26 AM
1 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: DRINK


In order to stay sober tomorrow night, I will only drink one beer for each state Rmoney wins.
2012-11-05 08:46:41 AM
1 votes:
You misspelled "when," subby.
2012-11-05 08:41:49 AM
1 votes:
You're all screwed.
2012-11-05 08:40:16 AM
1 votes:
So if Obama manages to defeat Mitt Romney's on Tuesday, the Republican Party will have to go through a painful process of self-examination and internal debate in order to explain what went so badly wrong.

The debate won't just be fodder for political obsessives: it will also determine how Republicans approach governing next year and how the party campaigns in 2014, 2016 and beyond.


I think Politico has an overly (delusionally) optimistic idea of the Republican Party to perform the type of insightful analysis needed to understand where they went wrong. I think they'll fight the legitimacy of the election tooth and nail, and never accept that Obama actually scored more votes than their candidate.
2012-11-05 08:31:40 AM
1 votes:
We're tucked
 
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