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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
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2012-11-07 01:06:43 PM  
Limbaugh is saying that if the Republicans would just run on conservative principles they could easily win.
 
2012-11-07 01:06:50 PM  

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.


Which is going to be interesting, as all Obama has to do is *nothing*, and the Bush tax cuts expire - not to mention the Defense sequestration
 
2012-11-07 01:07:37 PM  

snowshovel: 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.

Obama is a DINO, and wouldn't even come close to being nominated as a Democrat in either FDR's or Jackson's time.

/just sayin'


Considering that the Democratic Party was basically the Confederacy back in Jackson's time, I'd say you're definitely right about that one.
 
2012-11-07 01:07:45 PM  

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.


You get +1 for manning up like that.
 
2012-11-07 01:07:58 PM  
They did this in 2008 too; a great night for Democrats = "this wasn't a mandate, America is a center-right country, and what we learned from this election is that Americans want lower taxes and more defense spending."
 
2012-11-07 01:08:52 PM  
Just really not into the whole "learning from our mistakes" thing are they?
 
2012-11-07 01:08:58 PM  
Where's that Dick Morris quote about landslides versus squeakers when you need it.
 
2012-11-07 01:09:39 PM  
American's should be up in arms for the bullshiat "horse race" the media sold. It clearly wasn't and statisticians tried their hardest to point out Obama would in by a comfortable margin.

Idiots like Rove and Krauthammer should be kicked off tv for how wrong they were.
 
2012-11-07 01:10:35 PM  

Jaws_Victim: Look at this farking biatch.

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No thanks, I don't want to turn into stone.
 
2012-11-07 01:10:56 PM  

Jaws_Victim: Look at this farking biatch.

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Attention whore is such a whore. Way to root for the well being of your fellow Americans, biatch.
 
2012-11-07 01:12:48 PM  
Krauthammer may be one of the worst human beings in the entire country, and the fact that anyone continues to give such a hateful little prick a platform is sad.
 
2012-11-07 01:14:12 PM  

Carth: American's should be up in arms for the bullshiat "horse race" the media sold.


If it motivated people to vote I am OK with it.
 
2012-11-07 01:15:12 PM  
I tuned in to Fox News just long enough to catch his little "as a psychiatrist I'll write anyone who asks a prescription" comment, which tells me he's just planning to spend the next 4 years heavily medicated. I guess he got started on that before writing this article.
 
2012-11-07 01:16:07 PM  

jst3p: Carth: American's should be up in arms for the bullshiat "horse race" the media sold.

If it motivated people to vote I am OK with it.


I'm not. Yes, it motivated people to vote which caused my guy to win, but that's not the media's job. They're supposed to report and fact-check. They didn't do either. Not a goddamn bit.
 
2012-11-07 01:17:19 PM  
Mein Furher! I kan valk!!!
 
2012-11-07 01:17:40 PM  

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.


Legalizing Pot.
Maine/Maryland - Legalizing Gay Marriage
IL - Tammy Duckworth over Joe Walsh (huge Tea Party dude)
WI - Tammy Baldwin (openly gay) over Tommy Thompson (he was a 14 year governor of WI)

It seems pretty clear the country does not want the far right stuff and is starting to swing left.

Kudos to you by the way for the gracious acceptance.
 
2012-11-07 01:17:42 PM  

theteacher: My ultra-conservative friend came in saying he isn't listening to the talking heads anymore. Krauthummer is one of them

He also said that CNN's coverage was better than Faux's.


CNN was surprisingly mostly not suck. If they get rid of Wolf Blitzer it might be watchable.
 
2012-11-07 01:18:01 PM  
Anybody remember in the Old Testament, when Pharaoh was more than happy to free the Jews, but God "hardened his heart" so that he could demonstrate his wrath and power?

I'm not a particularly pious man, but as a scientist, that's my professional conclusion, because it's the only thing that makes any farking sense anymore. These self-righteous bozos are willing to throw this country over a cliff--not to be proven right, but to keep the other guy from being right. There is absolutely no reason for these Republican hard-line tactics from a political perspective. In fact, most of the far right Tea Partiers and rape-lovers were thrown out, and their derp cost them the Presidency.

But they just can't see it. So, I'm going with God, and warning against a storm of wrath of Biblical proportions.

/That, or aliens.
 
2012-11-07 01:18:29 PM  

Zerochance: jst3p: Carth: American's should be up in arms for the bullshiat "horse race" the media sold.

If it motivated people to vote I am OK with it.

I'm not. Yes, it motivated people to vote which caused my guy to win, but that's not the media's job. They're supposed to report and fact-check. They didn't do either. Not a goddamn bit.


They haven't for a very long time, news has been a sham for decades. At least in this case there was a positive byproduct.
 
2012-11-07 01:18:59 PM  

ginandbacon: propasaurus: Really, is there anyone who didn't think they would veer even further right?

I'm counting on it. I want to take back the House.


That will be tougher because of the redistricting damage. I would suggest every farker try to get their state to pass a simplest geometric shape amendment like Iowa has. That would force non partisan redistricting immediately.
 
2012-11-07 01:21:04 PM  

zedster: Additionally, Gary Johnson got 1% of the vote, which can most likely be attributed to upset right wing voters


Obama was fairly safe in PA so I decided my vote would be more useful in promoting third-parties.
 
Ehh
2012-11-07 01:21:38 PM  

Lundah: I tuned in to Fox News just long enough to catch his little "as a psychiatrist I'll write anyone who asks a prescription" comment, which tells me he's just planning to spend the next 4 years heavily medicated. I guess he got started on that before writing this article.


I caught that one too. It seems that drug abuse and illegal scrip writing are OK with Republicans. But Rush and Jeb's daughter already knew that.
 
2012-11-07 01:22:27 PM  
Oh the denial, the wailing, the sobbing, the wringing of hands! The next stage of this will be the republicans blaming each other for their failure... never once thinking that the reason they failed yesterday is that they are out of touch with more than 1/2 of America.
 
2012-11-07 01:22:28 PM  

rcantley: Krauthammer may be one of the worst human beings in the entire country, and the fact that anyone continues to give such a hateful little prick a platform is sad.


Fox News... Not hateful, but number one with hateful people...

/ I noticed today that most of the threads I have been on, my grey ignore comments are very light.
 
2012-11-07 01:23:17 PM  

snowshovel: 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.

Obama is a DINO, and wouldn't even come close to being nominated as a Democrat in either FDR's or Jackson's time.

/just sayin'


You're pretty ballsy to come slinking in here and lob a turd like that in here. Shouldn't you be out buying guns and ammo?

/CRY MOAR
 
2012-11-07 01:23:19 PM  

dr_blasto: GAT_00: Don't expect the GOP for a second to recognize that the voters picked the Democrats. They're going to go further to the right and become even more intransigent if they can.

There will be no movement to end the Bush tax cuts for the rich so they will expire for everyone. The fiscal cliff will end with the automatic cuts. And we still have a farm bill that will never get passed, Medicare payments to doctors which will never get passed and we hit a deficit ceiling in March.

The GOP is going to block every single one of those, mark my words.

If the tax cuts expire and sequestration goes in place, we may not hit the debt ceiling.


I don't think they'd take care of all of it, especially since the sequestration will crash the economy.
 
MFL
2012-11-07 01:24:19 PM  
Well at least we know for a fact today our fiscal problems are not going to be fixed anytime soon.

light em if you got em.....it's going to be a bumpy ride.
 
2012-11-07 01:24:44 PM  
"And all the soul-searching about what ideology we are going to pursue is going to come from them. And I think it will be a fairly Reaganite and conservative one."

If Reagan were alive and in office today, he would be labeled as a RINO and drummed out of the GOP in disgrace. That seems to be the one thing the modern GOP and Tea Party are missing in this whole equation.
 
2012-11-07 01:25:15 PM  

born_yesterday: I'm not a particularly pious man, but as a scientist, that's my professional conclusion, because it's the only thing that makes any farking sense anymore. These self-righteous bozos are willing to throw this country over a cliff--not to be proven right, but to keep the other guy from being right. There is absolutely no reason for these Republican hard-line tactics from a political perspective. In fact, most of the far right Tea Partiers and rape-lovers were thrown out, and their derp cost them the Presidency.

But they just can't see it. So, I'm going with God, and warning against a storm of wrath of Biblical proportions.


Occam's Razor would lead me to believe that they're just dumb.

When your entire platform is based on faith instead of evidence, you must destroy any contrary evidence.
 
2012-11-07 01:25:20 PM  
None of the presdiential wins of the past twelve years, with the exception of 2008, can be considered a mandate. The thing is, the repubs have redefined the word mandate to mean "We won by the tinest of margins but a win's a win and we will proceed to do exactly what we pleae whatever the American people thinks of it." By that definition, Obama has a mandate.

Message to the repubs: The big question is: what's next? Will you push the government over the fiscal cliff to punish America for voting against you? Or will you come to your senses and pitch in to make things better? Keep in mind that there will be very little in terms of bipartisan offers coming from the Democrats this time around. We tried that and learned our lesson: there's no point in holding out the hand of friendship to someone determined to be your enemy. This time the terms will be more or less dictated by the Democrats with little room for compromise; take it or leave it. The good news is that the Democrats are grown-ups, ready to make painful changes in programs they hold dear and realistic enough to see the necessity of maintaining programs they find distasteful (that is, after all, why we're still in Afghanistan), all in the name of fiscal responsibility and political realism. Can you do the same? Will you? Because frankly, it's going to happen with or without your participation. You can either come to your senses and rejoin normal political culture, or you can further marginalize yourselves and ultimately cease to exist, or, at best, linger on as a local level parody of what a political party looks like.

Now then, it would be nice if you repubs would all shut the fark up for a couple of days. Mommy and Daddy would like to take a little nap and we've had quite enough of your incessant whining. Last time we were too busy saving the country from your incompetence and fiscal malfeasance to deal with your properly but we're done coddling you. If it's a spanking you want, it's a spanking you'll get.

Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did.
 
2012-11-07 01:25:40 PM  
Take a moment and imagine this man's sexual tastes.
 
2012-11-07 01:25:48 PM  

aug3: Limbaugh is saying that if the Republicans would just run on conservative principles they could easily win.


among other things, yes.
 
2012-11-07 01:26:13 PM  

quickdraw: 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."


He's now joining my very prestigious "Reasonable Conservative" list. Anytime anyone on that list speaks, I slow down and very carefully consider what they say.
 
2012-11-07 01:27:17 PM  

MFL: Well at least we know for a fact today our fiscal problems are not going to be fixed anytime soon.

light em if you got em.....it's going to be a bumpy ride.


As opposed to a Romney win, which would've made them worse. His only solid policy positions were "Cut taxes, especially on the rich, invade Iran, and never ever touch the defense budget."; the same kind of shiat that skullfarks our economy every time the Republicans have control.
 
2012-11-07 01:27:25 PM  
All my liberal friends tell me they were watching Fox News last night too.

And they said conservatives don't know how to make people laugh!
 
2012-11-07 01:27:38 PM  

aug3: Limbaugh is saying that if the Republicans would just run on conservative principles they could easily win.


Yes. They should run on a pro-rape platform.
 
2012-11-07 01:27:52 PM  
Krauthammer is one of the morons who claimed Hurricane Sandy stopped "Mitt-mentum," even though every state poll showed that the race had been stalled for 2 weeks before Sandy hit. He was also still predicting a Mitt win a few days before the electio.

These propagandists have been exposed. Again. Anyone who still listens to them is a f*cking idiot.
 
2012-11-07 01:28:07 PM  

Weaver95: aug3: Limbaugh is saying that if the Republicans would just run on conservative principles they could easily win.

among other things, yes.


I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
 
2012-11-07 01:28:25 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: [i159.photobucket.com image 720x428]


I would pay solid gold money to see a fine photo-shop of Krauthammer's head on the outraged Romulan decrying the 2012 election as a faaaake.
 
2012-11-07 01:28:51 PM  

jst3p: Zerochance: jst3p: Carth: American's should be up in arms for the bullshiat "horse race" the media sold.

If it motivated people to vote I am OK with it.

I'm not. Yes, it motivated people to vote which caused my guy to win, but that's not the media's job. They're supposed to report and fact-check. They didn't do either. Not a goddamn bit.

They haven't for a very long time, news has been a sham for decades. At least in this case there was a positive byproduct.


The only problem I have with it is the usage of the word news. I got no beef with what the media wants to do. But I think we all agree, it's not news, it's entertainment. By all means, pretend the race is close even though all facts say otherwise. But then you shouldn't get to call yourself news.
 
2012-11-07 01:29:01 PM  
www.gifreducer.com
 
2012-11-07 01:29:24 PM  

MFL: Well at least we know for a fact today


That, as a mirror of the right wing noise machine, you were completely clueless on how last night would play out.

But welcome back.
 
2012-11-07 01:29:37 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Take a moment and imagine this man's sexual tastes.


On a scale of 1 to John Wayne Gacy, I'm thinking he's an 8.
 
2012-11-07 01:29:46 PM  

lennavan: 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.

Kudos to you by the way for the gracious acceptance.


This. Please know that when I'm practicing schadenfreude, it is not against the reasonable people. Only against the worst.
 
2012-11-07 01:29:53 PM  
Dammit, America. Stop making me care again.

I was so over our abusive relationship, and yet here you are, showing up at my door all clean shaven with flowers. I promised myself I wouldn't take you back again. But you are so damned cute.

Promise me this time you won't hit me again.
 
2012-11-07 01:29:58 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Krauthammer is one of the morons who claimed Hurricane Sandy stopped "Mitt-mentum," even though every state poll showed that the race had been stalled for 2 weeks before Sandy hit.


So God was against the GOP and Romney.
 
2012-11-07 01:30:01 PM  

Dog Welder: "And all the soul-searching about what ideology we are going to pursue is going to come from them. And I think it will be a fairly Reaganite and conservative one."

If Reagan were alive and in office today, he would be labeled as a RINO and drummed out of the GOP in disgrace. That seems to be the one thing the modern GOP and Tea Party are missing in this whole equation.


Today's Reagan equivalent would be Arnold Schwarzenegger. Let that sink in.
 
2012-11-07 01:30:10 PM  

aug3: Limbaugh is saying that if the Republicans would just run on conservative principles they could easily win.


That's why they had a primary, right? Their avowed wish and intent was to have THE best chance of beating Obama.
 
2012-11-07 01:30:23 PM  

Nudge: [www.gifreducer.com image 245x160]


Republicans are generally in favor of killing pregnant women and black people...
 
2012-11-07 01:30:28 PM  

MFL: Well at least we know for a fact today our fiscal problems are not going to be fixed anytime soon.

light em if you got em.....it's going to be a bumpy ride.


Literally?
 
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