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(Talking Points Memo)   Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon (R-ogue):"Vote for Obama...and me"   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 85
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2012-11-05 03:17:04 PM
Good job, Linda.

Anyone who this might have worked on is already sick to death of the tens of millions you've spent trying to buy the Senate seat, and it will only piss off your conservative supporters even more than that commercial did.
 
2012-11-05 03:17:46 PM
No.
 
2012-11-05 03:19:54 PM
part of her business is knowing how to get the "cheap pop"
 
2012-11-05 03:31:33 PM
She had to have those designed, printed, addressed and mailed out targeting specific neighborhoods...I wonder how long her team was planning that stunt.
 
2012-11-05 03:56:39 PM
no matter what she says, you know she is only going to turn heel once she gets elected
 
2012-11-05 04:05:18 PM
Yeah, but you just KNOW when the election is over and she's sharing a stage with Obama suddenly Romney's music will start playing and Linda will hit Obama with a chair, tearing off her pantsuit to reveal an elephant-skin leot...oh mah GAWD, King, that's her skin! THAT'S HER SKIN!
 
2012-11-05 04:06:06 PM

vartian: She had to have those designed, printed, addressed and mailed out targeting specific neighborhoods...I wonder how long her team was planning that stunt.


Exactly... and it isn't like she couldn't have made these say "If you are going to vote for Obama, choose the independent line and also vote for McMahon", since this is basically trying to pull votes from straight dem voters. Obviously, these are being sent to very specific voters that she knows will vote for Obama.
 
2012-11-05 04:41:31 PM
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GAME!!!

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2012-11-05 04:43:37 PM
The McMahon campaign says she's still backing Romney.

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2012-11-05 05:38:30 PM
With polls showing McMahon trailing Democratic candidate Chris Murphy heading into Tuesday - and also showing Connecticut remains a very blue state when it comes to presidential politics - McMahon has reached out to Obama voters a lot lately

She's behind and a Republican in Connecticut! And I guess she has no morals at all.
 
2012-11-05 05:42:09 PM
It must be nice to have 100 million to blow on failed political aspirations
 
2012-11-05 05:56:45 PM

spman: It must be nice to have 100 million to blow on failed political aspirations


Well, 80 million, thus far. I'm sure she'll round out that 100 million when she runs against Malloy for Governor in 2014.
 
2012-11-05 06:11:57 PM
The only thing Republicans fear is other Republicans in power.
 
2012-11-05 06:57:24 PM

RexTalionis: spman: It must be nice to have 100 million to blow on failed political aspirations

Well, 80 million, thus far. I'm sure she'll round out that 100 million when she runs against Malloy for Governor in 2014.


Oh sweet Jesus no.
 
2012-11-05 07:22:28 PM
*sigh* You Americans and your election. When will it end?
 
2012-11-05 07:25:19 PM
Come on. Who didn't expect her to do a heel turn just before the pay-per-view?
 
2012-11-05 07:28:57 PM
So is Obama Republican a thing now? Like Milhouse?
 
2012-11-05 07:29:33 PM
Hey look black people.
 
2012-11-05 07:29:41 PM

Porous Horace: *sigh* You Americans and your election. When will it end?


It doesn't end. Once the speeches are given tomorrow then people are going to be lining up for the 2016 race.
 
2012-11-05 07:29:57 PM

Aarontology: Good job, Linda.

Anyone who this might have worked on is already sick to death of the tens of millions you've spent trying to buy the Senate seat, and it will only piss off your conservative supporters even more than that commercial did.


i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-05 07:30:52 PM

vartian: She had to have those designed, printed, addressed and mailed out targeting specific neighborhoods...I wonder how long her team was planning that stunt.


It is quite cunning, that stunt. Stunning, even.
 
2012-11-05 07:32:19 PM
Yep, she's a McMahon
 
2012-11-05 07:35:37 PM
Bah Gawd, King! That candidate has a family!
 
2012-11-05 07:38:15 PM
It's almost like she's trying to disguise herself as a Democrat...
 
2012-11-05 07:38:19 PM

PonceAlyosha: So is Obama Republican a thing now? Like Milhouse?


MILHOUSE WAS NEVER A REPUBLICAN!
 
2012-11-05 07:39:00 PM
Is it too late for Romney to try this?
 
2012-11-05 07:39:29 PM
The money should of been invested in developing new talent to replace John Cena
 
2012-11-05 07:39:52 PM

PonceAlyosha: So is Obama Republican a thing now? Like Milhouse?


It's always been 'a thing'. She's not one of them, though.
 
2012-11-05 07:40:26 PM

Ed Finnerty: PonceAlyosha: So is Obama Republican a thing now? Like Milhouse?

MILHOUSE WAS NEVER A REPUBLICAN!


www.whitehouse.gov
Did you forget what the "M." stands for?
 
2012-11-05 07:40:43 PM

RexTalionis: Ed Finnerty: PonceAlyosha: So is Obama Republican a thing now? Like Milhouse?

MILHOUSE WAS NEVER A REPUBLICAN!

[www.whitehouse.gov image 450x254]
Did you forget what the "M." stands for?


I want to give you both high fives in real life.
 
2012-11-05 07:40:43 PM

spman: It must be nice to have 100 million to blow on failed political aspirations


For 100 million, she should have hired better debate coaches. I don't think she said a single sentence that wasn't prepared ahead of time, and her delivery was atrocious. She comes off as the alpha version of Romneybot, who's only glimmer of humanity was her (softened for the camera) biatchiness.
 
2012-11-05 07:41:58 PM

RexTalionis: Ed Finnerty: PonceAlyosha: So is Obama Republican a thing now? Like Milhouse?

MILHOUSE WAS NEVER A REPUBLICAN!

[www.whitehouse.gov image 450x254]
Did you forget what the "M." stands for?


Yeah - motherf**ker.
 
2012-11-05 07:43:46 PM

RexTalionis: spman: It must be nice to have 100 million to blow on failed political aspirations

Well, 80 million, thus far. I'm sure she'll round out that 100 million when she runs against Malloy for Governor in 2014.


I just died inside.

I have to give her credit though. She's been running these Obama + me ads for two weeks now that I've seen, and I just blew my in-laws mind when I told them that this is what she is doing. She targeted her audience well with the TV spots and mailings.

They'll still vote for her. Job creators are infallible.
 
2012-11-05 07:47:03 PM
makes sense to me. Obama is the best traditional Republican candidate we've had in two generations
 
2012-11-05 07:47:31 PM

vartian: She had to have those designed, printed, addressed and mailed out targeting specific neighborhoods...I wonder how long her team was planning that stunt.


Honest answer, depending on if you have good relations with your printer and have someone in house who can design it (hey, 20 year old intern who knows Photoshop, get over here, grab some stock photos off Google and from the campaign file and get to work) you can turn it around in 48 hours easy.

Registered voters, what party they're registered to, where they're registered, and how likely they are to show up to the polls is public knowledge. Any major party campaign - especially at the national level in a tight race - has a database (add into that database phone and door knock results, plus other indicators of whether you lean right or left if you do it right). Any major party campaign can probably select targeted demographics and have a mailing list to send to the printer (or to print on labels to hand off to volunteers, correctly formatted) within an hour (depending on how fast your printer takes if you're printing the labels yourself).
 
2012-11-05 07:49:37 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: spman: It must be nice to have 100 million to blow on failed political aspirations

For 100 million, she should have hired better debate coaches. I don't think she said a single sentence that wasn't prepared ahead of time, and her delivery was atrocious. She comes off as the alpha version of Romneybot, who's only glimmer of humanity was her (softened for the camera) biatchiness.


Someone with that much money likely has an inflated ego so goddamn big that they couldn't take the brutally honest advice a debate coach would offer. And if they're throwing a bunch of money at someone, that person is also likely to be less apt to give that brutally honest advice.

/shrug
 
2012-11-05 07:50:44 PM
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who wouldn't want to be associated with guys like these?
 
2012-11-05 07:51:33 PM

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who wouldn't want to be associated with guys like these?


Adorable puppies?
 
2012-11-05 07:53:47 PM
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2012-11-05 07:54:10 PM

RexTalionis: Ed Finnerty: PonceAlyosha: So is Obama Republican a thing now? Like Milhouse?

MILHOUSE WAS NEVER A REPUBLICAN!

[www.whitehouse.gov image 450x254]
Did you forget what the "M." stands for you dolt?


/FTFY
//BRINGING IT BACK.
 
2012-11-05 07:54:14 PM

Porous Horace: *sigh* You Americans and your election. When will it end?


It's not a mere election. It's a political priapism. An election that won't go away.
 
2012-11-05 07:54:49 PM

Hobodeluxe: cdn.theatlanticwire.com


The biker on the left has an "Oh, You" expression on his face.
 
2012-11-05 07:55:02 PM
This has the makings of an unwatchable sitcom
 
2012-11-05 07:59:03 PM
I just want to post in one of the fark threads, that everytime I see Mitt on tv, talking, smiling, acting like he is everybody's friend...and then contrasting that with the Mitt from the 47% comments, the one who told a gay woman "I didn't know you people had families," the Mitt who hid and is continuing to hide his taxes, the Mitt who posed as a cop and pulled people over for fun, who shaved the head of a gay student and thought it was hilarious, the Mitt who dodged a war and spent school years in France, the Mitt who offshored american jobs to China and applauded the deplorable working conditions....everytime I see him I think about these things, and I feel so very terrible I can't be there in the room when he loses to say: "Even with all the money you spent, the lies you told, and the lives you've ruined to get where you are, America has seen through it all and declared you are unfit to run the greatest country in the world because YOU are a horrible human being."

I hope this comment doesn't come to bite me in the ass with a surprise Mitt win now.
 
2012-11-05 07:59:09 PM

Ed Finnerty: PonceAlyosha: So is Obama Republican a thing now? Like Milhouse?

MILHOUSE WAS NEVER A REPUBLICAN!


NIXON, YOU DOLT!
 
2012-11-05 08:04:09 PM

Aarontology: Hobodeluxe: cdn.theatlanticwire.com

The biker on the left has an "Oh, You" expression on his face.


Because the biker on the right realizes that attacking the vice president for touching his girl is not the best idea right now. But he wants too.. He really.. really wants to.
 
2012-11-05 08:07:11 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Because the biker on the right realizes that attacking the vice president for touching his girl is not the best idea right now. But he wants too.. He really.. really wants to.


I'll bet the secret service guys were staring daggers at him.
 
2012-11-05 08:09:14 PM

Jaws_Victim: I just want to post in one of the fark threads, that everytime I see Mitt on tv, talking, smiling, acting like he is everybody's friend...and then contrasting that with the Mitt from the 47% comments, the one who told a gay woman "I didn't know you people had families," the Mitt who hid and is continuing to hide his taxes, the Mitt who posed as a cop and pulled people over for fun, who shaved the head of a gay student and thought it was hilarious, the Mitt who dodged a war and spent school years in France, the Mitt who offshored american jobs to China and applauded the deplorable working conditions....everytime I see him I think about these things, and I feel so very terrible I can't be there in the room when he loses to say: "Even with all the money you spent, the lies you told, and the lives you've ruined to get where you are, America has seen through it all and declared you are unfit to run the greatest country in the world because YOU are a horrible human being."

I hope this comment doesn't come to bite me in the ass with a surprise Mitt win now.


WELL. Now you done gone and jinxed it. Hope you're proud of yourself.
 
2012-11-05 08:09:56 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Aarontology: Hobodeluxe: cdn.theatlanticwire.com

The biker on the left has an "Oh, You" expression on his face.

Because the biker on the right realizes that attacking the vice president for touching his girl is not the best idea right now. But he wants too.. He really.. really wants to.


Also, his name is Troll. Amazing.
 
2012-11-05 08:14:10 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Because the biker on the right realizes that attacking the vice president for touching his girl is not the best idea right now. But he wants too.. He really.. really wants to.


Please; those are weekend warriors at best. They probably own a father and son contracting company.
 
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