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(The Daily Caller)   Krauthammer: Obama has 'no mandate and the GOP future is quite bright.' All you really did was feed them after midnight. Good lord, just wait till 2016   (dailycaller.com) divider line 360
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2012-11-07 09:15:05 AM  
I can tell that Krauthammer just can't stand Obama for some reason.
 
2012-11-07 09:18:28 AM  
I always thought Charles Krauthammer was an animatronic mannequin.
 
2012-11-07 09:18:38 AM  
I'm just so happy.
 
2012-11-07 09:19:43 AM  
i253.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-07 09:20:27 AM  
Republican Math:
2004: 286 EV with 50.7% of popular vote (Kerry got 48.3%) = Mandate
2012: 300 EV with 50.3% of the popular vote (Romney got 48.1%) ≠ Mandate
Additionally, Gary Johnson got 1% of the vote, which can most likely be attributed to upset right wing voters, and Jill Stein .3% which is lower then Nader in 2008 who had .56% of the vote.
 
2012-11-07 09:20:27 AM  
If by "no mandate" Krautie means "a bigger mandate than Bush" he'd have a point.

Why so sour, Charles?
 
2012-11-07 09:21:05 AM  
Boehner last night basically said the same thing. If the republicans continue to break even further to the right 2014 is going to be a bloodbath and maybe the Tea Party/Evengelicals will finally break off and there can be a real alternative again.
 
2012-11-07 09:22:17 AM  
Denial is the first stage of grieving Charles. It's going to be a long ride.

The electorate is moving to the left and last night was the very last chance for the conservative agenda.
 
2012-11-07 09:22:31 AM  
For what it's worth, Barack Obama is now only the third Democrat in history to win 2 elections with 50%+ of the vote - FDR and Jackson.
 
2012-11-07 09:24:57 AM  
The Republicans are in control of the House, probably a little bit stronger. They are not going to budge. There's no way after holding out on Obama for two years they're going to cave in

Although I think the word "compromise" would be a better choice, I have no doubt he's right about this. They are now going to dig their heels in even harder.
 
2012-11-07 09:26:02 AM  

DamnYankees: For what it's worth, Barack Obama is now only the third Democrat in history to win 2 elections with 50%+ of the vote - FDR and Jackson.


if I was German or Native American I would be worried
 
2012-11-07 09:26:51 AM  
'Quite bright,' eh? I think y'all need to do something about your 'minority problem' before 2050 rolls around. Unless you want to lose the electoral votes in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida, that is.
 
2012-11-07 09:27:10 AM  

Sybarite: The Republicans are in control of the House, probably a little bit stronger. They are not going to budge. There's no way after holding out on Obama for two years they're going to cave in

Although I think the word "compromise" would be a better choice, I have no doubt he's right about this. They are now going to dig their heels in even harder.


I think this is going to be genuinely interesting. Their strategic decision to block Obama on everything COMPLETELY FAILED. Mitch McConnel should step down as leader, since he completely failed in his goal. There's just no reason for them to keep this up now.

I guess we'll find out now if this was merely a strategic play by them to keep Obama to one term, or whether its a sincere ideological belief.
 
2012-11-07 09:28:03 AM  

DamnYankees: Sybarite: The Republicans are in control of the House, probably a little bit stronger. They are not going to budge. There's no way after holding out on Obama for two years they're going to cave in

Although I think the word "compromise" would be a better choice, I have no doubt he's right about this. They are now going to dig their heels in even harder.

I think this is going to be genuinely interesting. Their strategic decision to block Obama on everything COMPLETELY FAILED. Mitch McConnel should step down as leader, since he completely failed in his goal. There's just no reason for them to keep this up now.

I guess we'll find out now if this was merely a strategic play by them to keep Obama to one term, or whether its a sincere ideological belief.


I'm thinking it's going to be the latter.
 
2012-11-07 09:29:38 AM  
This Krauthammer guy seems smart. Let's take a look at his track record

"KRAUTHAMMER: People are talking about how difficult and narrow the Romney path is. I think it's not. You've got to start with one thing -- he's going to keep a solid South. I have every confidence he's going to win in Florida, in North Carolina and Virginia.

(1) He can do Ohio plus New Hampshire. New Hampshire's a dead heat. Ohio's extremely close, but the intensity is with Romney and also Republicans tend to be somewhat undercounted in the polls anyway. If Romney does that, he wins.

(2) If not Ohio, he can do it through Colorado plus Wisconsin. Colorado's a dead heat; Wisconsin, he's behind. But, Wisconsin has been solidly Republican for the last two years, through the midterm elections and three recalls. So they're organized and they've got a lot intensity, and they have the favorite son, Paul Ryan."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/11/05/krauthammer_gives_r o mney_three_paths_to_victory_in_electoral_prediction.html
 
2012-11-07 09:30:26 AM  
George W. Bush called his 286 electoral vote win over John Kerry in 2004 a mandate. Obama got 303. - @JeffHarbert

Embedding is wonky this AM.
 
2012-11-07 09:35:56 AM  

Jackson Herring: I can tell that Krauthammer just can't stand Obama for some reason.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-07 09:36:32 AM  
www.bonappetit.comstatic.ddmcdn.com

When you put cabbage hammer into google, one of the first few results is "Human experimentation in North Korea".

Now, I'm not saying this Krauthammer force-feeds women poisoned cabbage, and saps men with hammers so that doctors can practice surgery on them while they are unconscious. But I am saying there's no proof that he doesn't do this either.
 
2012-11-07 09:39:45 AM  

DamnYankees: Their strategic decision to block Obama on everything COMPLETELY FAILED. Mitch McConnel should step down as leader, since he completely failed in his goal. There's just no reason for them to keep this up now.


I completely agree. He should resign now for the good of his party and country. I like this so much I'm FB'ing it. I hope it spreads.
 
2012-11-07 09:42:27 AM  

RexTalionis: I always thought Charles Krauthammer was an animatronic mannequin.


I always thought he was an animatronic mannequin of Ronald Reagan.
"Well.....there you go again"
 
2012-11-07 09:55:06 AM  
The comments after that article are an amazing collection of both herp and derp.
 
2012-11-07 09:58:55 AM  
Clearly, we've gone past herp and derp into the mythical land where gerp resides.

We're gonna need mops. Lots of mops.
 
2012-11-07 10:10:49 AM  
No mandate my ass. He promised 1,000 Years of Darkness, and that's just what I expect.
 
2012-11-07 10:14:42 AM  

St_Francis_P: No mandate my ass. He promised 1,000 Years of Darkness, and that's just what I expect.


Well, you'd think those who like coal power would be all about the 1000 years of darkness.
 
2012-11-07 10:18:27 AM  
F*ck Charles Saurkraut.

He's like "faces of meth" featuring the real estate dad from Modern Family.
 
2012-11-07 10:21:27 AM  
Really, is there anyone who didn't think they would veer even further right?
 
2012-11-07 10:21:42 AM  

Cythraul: 'Quite bright,' eh? I think y'all need to do something about your 'minority problem' before 2050 rolls around. Unless you want to lose the electoral votes in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida, that is.


Chuck Todd spoke to this very point this morning. The demographic changes are already (according to him) turning Georgia, Texas and Arizona slightly more purple (not enough to flip as yet, obviously), and unless the GOP finds a way to reach out to the Hispanic community, they are royally screwed.

And I'm perfectly okay with that.
 
2012-11-07 10:22:26 AM  
I think the real story here is that Obama won, but he's got no mandate," Krauthammer declared. "He won by going very small, very negative, and we are left as a country exactly where we started, but a little bit worse off.

if by 'negative' you mean 'talking about Romney's actual record' then yeah - it was 'negative'. Face it guys, you lost because Romney was such a horrific candidate. move back to the center, tell the religious nutballs to STFU and stop trying to put sociopaths into the white house and then maybe you can salvage something out of the wreckage.
 
2012-11-07 10:32:14 AM  

Weaver95: I think the real story here is that Obama won, but he's got no mandate," Krauthammer declared. "He won by going very small, very negative, and we are left as a country exactly where we started, but a little bit worse off.

if by 'negative' you mean 'talking about Romney's actual record' then yeah - it was 'negative'. Face it guys, you lost because Romney was such a horrific candidate. move back to the center, tell the religious nutballs to STFU and stop trying to put sociopaths into the white house and then maybe you can salvage something out of the wreckage.


Not going to happen. They are the rightful heirs to Gods Kingdom the USofA and they have sacrificed too much and compromised their own integrity too far to turn back now. Obviously Jesus is displeased because they did not do enough to put women in their place.
 
2012-11-07 10:32:27 AM  

zedster: Republican Math:
2004: 286 EV with 50.7% of popular vote (Kerry got 48.3%) = Mandate
2012: 300 EV with 50.3% of the popular vote (Romney got 48.1%) ≠ Mandate


That.
 
2012-11-07 10:33:25 AM  
Why do we pay attention to these people? They are never right on anything.
 
2012-11-07 10:36:59 AM  

quickdraw:
Not going to happen. They are the rightful heirs to Gods Kingdom the USofA and they have sacrificed too much and compromised their own integrity too far to turn back now. Obviously Jesus is displeased because they did not do enough to put women in their place.


i'm scanning channels now, and skimming various GOP blogs and whatnot. trying to get a feel for what the Republican derp is going to be today.
 
2012-11-07 10:37:01 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Why do we pay attention to these people? They are never right on anything.


That's the thing. You have to kind of think that Republicans are waking up this morning, looking at Nate Silver, and then looking at Fox News and other right wing talking heads, and they might start realizing that facts can not be trumped by feelings. And, maybe they are starting to see the hazards of living in a bubble of information that pushes a dying ideology over a hard and easily provable reality.
 
2012-11-07 10:37:55 AM  

Weaver95: I think the real story here is that Obama won, but he's got no mandate," Krauthammer declared. "He won by going very small, very negative, and we are left as a country exactly where we started, but a little bit worse off.

if by 'negative' you mean 'talking about Romney's actual record' then yeah - it was 'negative'. Face it guys, you lost because Romney was such a horrific candidate. move back to the center, tell the religious nutballs to STFU and stop trying to put sociopaths into the white house and then maybe you can salvage something out of the wreckage.


I'd be surprised if they learned their lessons from ts elections. Getting pasted this badly will make them think they haven't been conservative enough.
 
2012-11-07 10:38:08 AM  

Vodka Zombie: Nadie_AZ: Why do we pay attention to these people? They are never right on anything.

That's the thing. You have to kind of think that Republicans are waking up this morning, looking at Nate Silver, and then looking at Fox News and other right wing talking heads, and they might start realizing that facts can not be trumped by feelings. And, maybe they are starting to see the hazards of living in a bubble of information that pushes a dying ideology over a hard and easily provable reality.


Or they'll blame it all on a conspiracy, assume they were actually right all along, and continue doing the same things they've been doing for the past decade.
 
2012-11-07 10:38:44 AM  

Weaver95: quickdraw:
Not going to happen. They are the rightful heirs to Gods Kingdom the USofA and they have sacrificed too much and compromised their own integrity too far to turn back now. Obviously Jesus is displeased because they did not do enough to put women in their place.

i'm scanning channels now, and skimming various GOP blogs and whatnot. trying to get a feel for what the Republican derp is going to be today.


Your brain healthy enough that you'll be listening to Rush Limbaugh's on air aneurysm?
 
2012-11-07 10:42:13 AM  

Weaver95: Vodka Zombie: Nadie_AZ: Why do we pay attention to these people? They are never right on anything.

That's the thing. You have to kind of think that Republicans are waking up this morning, looking at Nate Silver, and then looking at Fox News and other right wing talking heads, and they might start realizing that facts can not be trumped by feelings. And, maybe they are starting to see the hazards of living in a bubble of information that pushes a dying ideology over a hard and easily provable reality.

Or they'll blame it all on a conspiracy, assume they were actually right all along, and continue doing the same things they've been doing for the past decade.


Yeah. There is that.

/You get your coffee yet, by the way?
 
2012-11-07 10:42:30 AM  
I hate saying this, but Obama has a mandate. The GOP was soundly defeated. In every key race, we lost. We lost Virginia and Ohio. We might lose Florida. Scott Brown lost in Mass. Mourdock and Akin soundly defeated. Kaine over Allen. It was a thumping.
 
2012-11-07 10:43:02 AM  

RexTalionis: I always thought Charles Krauthammer was an animatronic mannequin.


I think the stick up his ass contributes to that image

/what a tool
 
2012-11-07 10:44:53 AM  

SlothB77: I hate saying this, but Obama has a mandate. The GOP was soundly defeated. In every key race, we lost. We lost Virginia and Ohio. We might lose Florida. Scott Brown lost in Mass. Mourdock and Akin soundly defeated. Kaine over Allen. It was a thumping.


Thank you! You now are farkied as "graceful in defeat."
 
2012-11-07 10:45:37 AM  

SlothB77: I hate saying this, but Obama has a mandate. The GOP was soundly defeated. In every key race, we lost. We lost Virginia and Ohio. We might lose Florida. Scott Brown lost in Mass. Mourdock and Akin soundly defeated. Kaine over Allen. It was a thumping.


I can at least admire your ability to see the facts and facts and accept them. There is unsurprisingly little of the GOP blogosphere doing the same thing this morning.
 
2012-11-07 10:48:24 AM  

Weaver95: quickdraw:
Not going to happen. They are the rightful heirs to Gods Kingdom the USofA and they have sacrificed too much and compromised their own integrity too far to turn back now. Obviously Jesus is displeased because they did not do enough to put women in their place.

i'm scanning channels now, and skimming various GOP blogs and whatnot. trying to get a feel for what the Republican derp is going to be today.


Oh oh lemme guess! "No mandate for Obama," "Under-informed women voters," "Romney too moderate," "Chris Christie is teh debbil."
 
2012-11-07 10:48:55 AM  
How cute. Krauthammer still thinks he's relevant.

Its reckoning time for all your lies and spin. Your career is as dead as your legs.
 
2012-11-07 10:51:57 AM  

Weaver95: quickdraw:
Not going to happen. They are the rightful heirs to Gods Kingdom the USofA and they have sacrificed too much and compromised their own integrity too far to turn back now. Obviously Jesus is displeased because they did not do enough to put women in their place.

i'm scanning channels now, and skimming various GOP blogs and whatnot. trying to get a feel for what the Republican derp is going to be today.


Keep us informed on Limbaugh. I can't wait for that bout of verbal diarrhea.
 
2012-11-07 10:52:17 AM  

Weaver95: quickdraw:
Not going to happen. They are the rightful heirs to Gods Kingdom the USofA and they have sacrificed too much and compromised their own integrity too far to turn back now. Obviously Jesus is displeased because they did not do enough to put women in their place.

i'm scanning channels now, and skimming various GOP blogs and whatnot. trying to get a feel for what the Republican derp is going to be today.


I am actually looking forward to the RL show. Today might be the day he strokes out or has a massive heart attack. I wanna catch that piece of history.
 
2012-11-07 10:53:35 AM  
Spending the morning wishing I would have gone to med school to be a gastroenterologist.
With all the butthurt going on today there would be a run on colonoscopies and prostate exams
 
2012-11-07 10:55:58 AM  

Mentat: Weaver95: quickdraw:
Not going to happen. They are the rightful heirs to Gods Kingdom the USofA and they have sacrificed too much and compromised their own integrity too far to turn back now. Obviously Jesus is displeased because they did not do enough to put women in their place.

i'm scanning channels now, and skimming various GOP blogs and whatnot. trying to get a feel for what the Republican derp is going to be today.

Keep us informed on Limbaugh. I can't wait for that bout of verbal diarrhea.


@weaverxp is my twitter feed.

FYI
 
2012-11-07 10:58:04 AM  

quickdraw: Weaver95: quickdraw:
Not going to happen. They are the rightful heirs to Gods Kingdom the USofA and they have sacrificed too much and compromised their own integrity too far to turn back now. Obviously Jesus is displeased because they did not do enough to put women in their place.

i'm scanning channels now, and skimming various GOP blogs and whatnot. trying to get a feel for what the Republican derp is going to be today.

Oh oh lemme guess! "No mandate for Obama," "Under-informed women voters," "Romney too moderate," "Chris Christie is teh debbil."


so far, yes. plus Fox News chose to go with a mocking tone on cannabis reform. I think they're getting ultra twitchy over various results on gay marriage.

the religious right has to be tearing their gotdamn hair out today - not only are people voting to legalize pot but they're also stepping up and signing off on gay marriage. authoritarians all over are gonna scream bloody murder all week.
 
2012-11-07 11:04:20 AM  

Weaver95: authoritarians all over are gonna scream bloody murder all week.


I must admit - this pleases me greatly.
 
2012-11-07 11:08:13 AM  

Weaver95: the religious right has to be tearing their gotdamn hair out today - not only are people voting to legalize pot but they're also stepping up and signing off on gay marriage. authoritarians all over are gonna scream bloody murder all week.


El Norte will bring the ruin of Deep South. And I am exceedingly happy about that.
 
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