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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 01:30:42 PM

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


In a sense he's correct, but the problem is that Obama has done a brilliant job of taking all of the good conservative ideas and making them his own. There's no room in that territory for Republicans except through the compromise they are so unwilling to even consider.

If one were so inclined they might call that a pretty strong political strategy on Obama's part.
 
2012-11-07 01:30:46 PM

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.


You just don't seem to understand it. The fact that Obama won is just PROOF that the Republicans agenda is the correct one and it is what the people really want and what this country really needs.

/amidoinitright?
 
2012-11-07 01:31:50 PM

Jaws_Victim: Look at this farking biatch.

[i852.photobucket.com image 425x139]


Huh. I thought she'd go with "I was right!"

"If you don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."
- Ann Coulter

Guess she's just a terrible person.
 
2012-11-07 01:32:06 PM
Krauthammer is a fun name to say. Krauthammer. Too bad he's such an asshat.
 
2012-11-07 01:32:12 PM

HeartBurnKid: tnpir: 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.

You know, whoever gets the Dem nod in 2016 would do well to run a GOTV campaign in the more brown areas of Texas and Arizona. I'm not saying they can flip either state, but if they can push them in a more competitive direction, and get more Hispanics in those areas comfortable with voting, we could see some serious shiat go down.


At the very, very least get more Democrats elected to the state legislature, and prevent even more gerrymandering tomfoolery.
 
2012-11-07 01:32:26 PM

Tigger: This Krauthammer guy seems smart. Let's take a look at his track record


Checking to see if there's water in the pool before diving in? Nope.

His opinion on anything matters not to me.
 
2012-11-07 01:32:51 PM

clambam: 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.


I think the word "mandate" is defined most accurately by "we have to do this or we will have political repercussions next election." The country demands a course of action and if its not taken, those holding it up will be held accountable. By that definition, Obama does not have a mandate. John Boehner still holds the House (hostage).

I think it is clear what the country wants. But it is not clear the country is going to hold anyone responsible.
 
2012-11-07 01:33:09 PM

Zerochance: No mandate? Even for Chuck, that's a stretch. Even the most optimistic of us libs thought Obama would lose the popular vote.


Not me. In Silver we trust.
 
2012-11-07 01:33:35 PM
As some pundits mentioned last night Obama does have a mandate. He ran on a specific plan, he won. He has a clear mandate to roll back the Bush tax cuts and cut military spending. I would also say he has a mandate on immigration reform.
 
2012-11-07 01:34:03 PM
Limbaugh keeps hammering home the meme that Obama voters believe in santa claus. or that they're Reavers from firefly. he's starting to drift off message.
 
2012-11-07 01:34:23 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 listening today but I don't usually. Does he always talk about Santa Clause this much?
 
2012-11-07 01:34:38 PM
After months of telling everyone how Romney was sure to win, and that the polls were just rigged, you'd think they could stop lying about what America thinks of Obama.. just for a day.
 
2012-11-07 01:35:41 PM

Carn: Zerochance: No mandate? Even for Chuck, that's a stretch. Even the most optimistic of us libs thought Obama would lose the popular vote.

Not me. In Silver we trust.


Yeah same here. I predicted Obama would lose the popular vote because I wanted him to, I didn't actually think he would. For the popular vote, my money was on Obama but my hopes were on Romney. My Gore v Bush wound needs GOP tears to help close it.
 
2012-11-07 01:35:44 PM

clambam: None of the presdiential wins of the past twelve years, with the exception of 2008, can be considered a mandate.


The powers and authority of the President are unrelated to how strongly he won the election. This concept of a "mandate" needed to push a political agenda is ridiculolus.
 
2012-11-07 01:37:57 PM

Weaver95: Limbaugh keeps hammering home the meme that Obama voters believe in santa claus. or that they're Reavers from firefly. he's starting to drift off message.


Oxy is kicking in.
 
2012-11-07 01:38:12 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.


But then the blond responded "As a lawyer, I advise against that". We giggled.
 
2012-11-07 01:39:00 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: [www.bonappetit.com image 484x344][static.ddmcdn.com image 400x378]

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.


cabbage hammer??
horse battery???
 
2012-11-07 01:39:25 PM
Just come right out and say it, Chuck. "The President is not legitimate unless rich white men voted for him". You'll feel so much better if you go on the record with it, that ulcer will clear right up.
 
2012-11-07 01:39:28 PM

Carn: In Silver we trust.


cc: beta_plus
 
2012-11-07 01:42:17 PM

jst3p: 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 listening today but I don't usually. Does he always talk about Santa Clause this much?


his theme today is that Obama voters (or democrats in general) are weak minded lazy rape happy self mutilating cannibals who are only out for themselves and need to be controlled for their OWN GOOD. of course the rape happy Ayn Rand Christian John Galt Republicans are greedy but it's for Jesus so it's totally cool and stuff. middle class democrats being greedy = bad. GOP christians being greedy = good.
 
2012-11-07 01:43:29 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.


This sort of stuff makes it difficult to continue to gloat. Stop it! Now I have to go read Trump's Twitter feed! Damn you!!!


/Respek Knuckles!
 
2012-11-07 01:43:49 PM

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.


Was watching the CNN broadcast(don't get FOX, wish I did for teh lulz) and everyone who was doing the roundtable with Cooper, from Carville, the former Obama strategist to even the blonde GOP hottie pundit all agreed that the Republicans were dead in the water until they realized and did something about the huge gap in the demographic vote. The only person who didn't? The fiftysomething neo-con who just wanted to spout talking points and ignore the fact that only voter group the GOP has a stangelhold on are retired white people. The mid-terms this time around are gonna be fun to watch.
 
2012-11-07 01:44:29 PM

Jackpot777: 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!


We watched about 2/3rd MSNBC and 1/3 Fox News, and CNN only when the other two were both on commercial at same time. There wasn't enough butthurt on Fox and I missed the Rove meltdown. They seemed to generally take it far better than you would expect. It's almost as if they didn't believe their own bullshiat...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-07 01:44:45 PM
i306.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-07 01:44:48 PM

Vodka Zombie: Clearly, we've gone past herp and derp into the mythical land where gerp resides.

We're gonna need mops. Lots of mops.


Funny'd and Favorited.
 
2012-11-07 01:45:13 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Sock Ruh Tease: [www.bonappetit.com image 484x344][static.ddmcdn.com image 400x378]

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.

cabbage hammer??
horse battery???


i56.photobucket.com
What a couple of Cabbage hammers may look like...
 
2012-11-07 01:47:27 PM

Carn: Zerochance: No mandate? Even for Chuck, that's a stretch. Even the most optimistic of us libs thought Obama would lose the popular vote.

Not me. In Silver we trust.


I have to admit, I bought into the horse race narrative. During the beginning of the republican primary I thought that Obama would win, not as handily as in '08, but he'd win a clear victory.

Over the past few weeks I really started to believe Romney had a pretty decent shot. I'm pretty surprised to see Obama also carry the popular vote.
 
2012-11-07 01:47:28 PM

you have pee hands: Krauthammer is a fun name to say. Krauthammer.


Krauthummer projects better.
It should have occurred to me sooner, for all their complaining these are some of the most entitled pr!cks on the planet. They DEMAND absolute agreement with their perspective and permit no back-talk, like it's a royal right. They're the New Loyalists, beholden to the business class instead of blood lines. No wonder America rejected them
 
2012-11-07 01:47:43 PM
I noticed that, too. Where are all the Derpists today? Out buying guns and ammo?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-07 01:48:29 PM

Flappyhead: 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.

Was watching the CNN broadcast(don't get FOX, wish I did for teh lulz) and everyone who was doing the roundtable with Cooper, from Carville, the former Obama strategist to even the blonde GOP hottie pundit all agreed that the Republicans were dead in the water until they realized and did something about the huge gap in the demographic vote. The only person who didn't? The fiftysomething neo-con who just wanted to spout talking points and ignore the fact that only voter group the GOP has a stangelhold on are retired white people. The mid-terms this time around are gonna be fun to watch.


www.purplestrategies.com

Alex Castellanos - Corporate Jackass
 
2012-11-07 01:48:52 PM
MFL

A simple "I was totally wrong about everything again" would have sufficed.
 
2012-11-07 01:48:54 PM

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


I imagine they taste like derp. Not the run of the mill kind, mind you. The derp in his world brushes eye brows and combs the nether regions of fanciful fluff. It takes a sociopathic plutocrat to get him hard and, when at last he does, he strokes it with corporate butter and the tears of virgin mothers. After the horrid act, he preens his ween in a slatheringly way so that no man may come against him...wait who were we talking about?
 
2012-11-07 01:48:59 PM
The best is Dick Morris. He went into last night predicting Romney would win 325 to 213, and he called this potential result a landslide victory. Now he's written his review of the election in what looks like a 332 to 206 result (Obama is ahead in Florida with most of the outstanding vote in Miami-Dade), and he categorizes it as Obama pulling off a squeaker.

Amazing what you will believe when you're getting paid to spout it.
 
2012-11-07 01:49:12 PM

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


To be fair, they are quite unprincipled.
 
2012-11-07 01:49:50 PM
Hm. Conservative says House will obstruct Obama's initiatives.

B-b-b-but Obama won't compromise!
 
2012-11-07 01:50:00 PM

Jaws_Victim: Look at this farking biatch.

[i852.photobucket.com image 425x139]


I thought Beowulf slew Grendel a long time ago.
 
2012-11-07 01:50:38 PM

Vodka Zombie: 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.



If they were capable of just such a realization, they would not be republicans in the first place.
 
2012-11-07 01:50:46 PM

Flappyhead: 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.

Was watching the CNN broadcast(don't get FOX, wish I did for teh lulz) and everyone who was doing the roundtable with Cooper, from Carville, the former Obama strategist to even the blonde GOP hottie pundit all agreed that the Republicans were dead in the water until they realized and did something about the huge gap in the demographic vote. The only person who didn't? The fiftysomething neo-con who just wanted to spout talking points and ignore the fact that only voter group the GOP has a stangelhold on are retired white people. The mid-terms this time around are gonna be fun to watch.


This election was a bullet through the heart of "both sides are the same." There was a time when that was more or less true, but we've seen over the past few years that the inmates are running the Republican asylum. I expect a larger than normal midterm turnout because of it. Collectively the sane parts of the country realized that holy shiat, these guys are serious about creating another gilded age, and voter apathy will give it to them.
 
2012-11-07 01:50:53 PM

d23: Flappyhead: 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.

Was watching the CNN broadcast(don't get FOX, wish I did for teh lulz) and everyone who was doing the roundtable with Cooper, from Carville, the former Obama strategist to even the blonde GOP hottie pundit all agreed that the Republicans were dead in the water until they realized and did something about the huge gap in the demographic vote. The only person who didn't? The fiftysomething neo-con who just wanted to spout talking points and ignore the fact that only voter group the GOP has a stangelhold on are retired white people. The mid-terms this time around are gonna be fun to watch.

[www.purplestrategies.com image 443x296]

Alex Castellanos - Corporate Jackass


When they called Florida last night he was pretty humble about it. I thought anyway.
 
2012-11-07 01:51:47 PM

Counter_Intelligent: I noticed that, too. Where are all the Derpists today? Out buying guns and ammo?


They've popped in here and there. It's all been the usual derp, only turned down a few degrees. They haven't processed what happened yet. They're not exactly known for self-reflection.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-07 01:52:11 PM

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

To be fair, they are quite unprincipled.


The problem is that exactly the opposite is true.

Some people that work in science say that disciplines advance one death at a time. Something like that is happening here. Wedge issues like gay marriage are going to become less affective as time goes by because it's only the oldsters that show it to be a problem. Maybe some true conservatism like we had before big money politics took off in 1980 will come back. It would be nice to get REAL debate and not herpaderp wedge issue talk.
 
2012-11-07 01:52:25 PM
Mary Matalin was on CNN recently spouting the same damn thing. She was practically yelling at the host and the Democrat guy, that Obama has no mandate, and he's been mean and angry towards Republicans from day 1, and Romney is a gentleman. It was really embarrassing for her.
 
2012-11-07 01:53:53 PM

Tigger: This Krauthammer guy seems smart. Let's take a look at his track record


Krauthammer is one of many antediluvian neocon pundits who have rotted in place, and whose passing will be mourned by few or none.

These horrific old people really need to be swept into the dustbin of history. Let a new generation of idiot partisan pundits bloom!
 
2012-11-07 01:54:05 PM

clambam: Keep in mind that there will be very little in terms of bipartisan offers coming from the Democrats this time around.


The wishful thinking needs to stop. The president has made it clear even before his first election that he wants a Grand Bargain. Republicans will eventually stop taking "yes" for an answer and the president will fark over his base and most of the country in a pathetic effort to be a "uniter." It didn't work for Clinton with welfare and it won't work for Obama.

Wanting the Right Wing to love him is his Achille's Heel.
 
2012-11-07 01:54:06 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: 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.


Misty watercolored memories. Of the way we were...

i301.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-07 01:54:15 PM

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.


I would think that if they try this they will be slaughtered in the mid-terms.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-07 01:54:27 PM

Car_Ramrod: Mary Matalin was on CNN recently spouting the same damn thing. She was practically yelling at the host and the Democrat guy, that Obama has no mandate, and he's been mean and angry towards Republicans from day 1, and Romney is a gentleman. It was really embarrassing for her.


It's more projectionist tripe as well...
 
2012-11-07 01:54:45 PM
 
2012-11-07 01:55:21 PM

rufus-t-firefly: Jaws_Victim: Look at this farking biatch.

[i852.photobucket.com image 425x139]

Huh. I thought she'd go with "I was right!"

"If you don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."
- Ann Coulter

Guess she's just a terrible person.


That's hysterical considering she was talking shiat about Christie on Maher the other night.

"Any way the wind bloooooows..."
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-07 01:55:58 PM

The Iconoclast: 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.

I would think that if they try this they will be slaughtered in the mid-terms.


Their base doesn't reflect on whether their talking points are wrong or not. If they did they wouldn't have accepted the bad arguments to begin with.
 
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