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(National Review)   "If you don't think the media won this election for Obama, you're delusional" says delusional NRO   (nationalreview.com) divider line 72
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2012-11-08 03:25:07 PM  

Khellendros: Your platform is dead. Take the time to reform, and come back in 4 - 6 years with a cohesive message and a modern platform, and you'll be part of the civilized conversation again.


Here's your problem. Top to bottom the republicans have decided that they can never be wrong. If anything goes wrong and causes them hardship it must be someone else's fault because conservatism is a sacred cow.

Sure, your candidate for president was an unlikeable automaton that even you didn't really want who looked like the guy who laid you off in 2008 at the start of the recession and then promptly ran three, count 'em, THREE ads directly from his campaign that were outright blatant lies. Sure, he was caught on video calling retirees and active duty military personnel shiftless blame-casters leeching off of society. Sure he endorsed a candidate who basically said that god gives women gifts wrapped in violent sexual assaults and his running mate worked closely on legislation along with a guy who thinks a woman's womb can tell the difference between consensual sex and rape. And, sure, your candidate never once provided any coherent or complete plan for the economy during the entire time he campaigned.

But, yea, clearly the real problem here is that there are media outlets other than Fox News out there. Right. Yea, that's the ticket.

I am rapidly running out of farks to give about conservatives. This absolute refusal to acknowledge the simple reality that people don't like them because they have horrible ideas is quickly moving from infuriating to just plain sad. It's like watching children refuse to take responsibility for a mess they were the only ones around to cause. It's just absolutely insane. 

Oh well. I'm kind of enjoying the brief respite from the usual deluge of right-wing shills while they lick their huge, gaping wounds and roll around in their own shame for a few days, anyway.
 
2012-11-08 03:26:10 PM  

neenerist: Bonkthat_Again: If it wasn't for Hannity, Rush, and the rest of Rupert's army, Obama would have won by a landslide.

Are you sure? The constant barrage of pompous distortions and fantastic speculation from the Right arguably turned as many voters to Obama as it cemented the true believers. It didn't help that anyone with the ability to Google consistently found the right bubble-sphere full of lies and half-truths. How does an educated adult vote with a clear conscience for a candidate associated with delusional nutcases like Limbaugh or Levin?


They don't. That's my point. The support Romney got was from people who exclusively watched or listened to the right wing media.
 
2012-11-08 03:31:38 PM  

Bonkthat_Again: They don't. That's my point.


Mine is the race might have been tighter without "Hannity, Rush, and the rest of Rupert's army"
 
2012-11-08 03:35:16 PM  
I think the media did help win it - but it was Fox News and those sorts that did the helping.

From its original roots to the co-opting the "Tea Party" (if there ever really was one) - they done farked up and let in the people they were trying to fool.

It's like a magician letting people on stage to do the tricks - the regular people just aren't good at it, and while they still believe it's magic, they're letting the illusion slip here and there, and the rest of the audience is starting to see the wires and mirrors.

They're gonna have to shut down the Internet at some point.
 
2012-11-08 03:35:28 PM  

Bonkthat_Again: neenerist: Bonkthat_Again: If it wasn't for Hannity, Rush, and the rest of Rupert's army, Obama would have won by a landslide.

Are you sure? The constant barrage of pompous distortions and fantastic speculation from the Right arguably turned as many voters to Obama as it cemented the true believers. It didn't help that anyone with the ability to Google consistently found the right bubble-sphere full of lies and half-truths. How does an educated adult vote with a clear conscience for a candidate associated with delusional nutcases like Limbaugh or Levin?

They don't. That's my point. The support Romney got was from people who exclusively watched or listened to the right wing media.


I've met Romney supporters who weren't ardent watchers of right wing media; what they tended to do was read one thing about one of Mitt's stances on one issue and decide based on that. Ms. qorkfiend's sister voted for Romney because, she said, Romney would be better for student loans. Where did she get that information? Why, Mitt Romney's website, of course. No attempt to find a second source, no attempt to figure out Obama's stance on the issue; read Mitt Romney's website once and head to the polls.
 
2012-11-08 03:38:58 PM  

neenerist: Bonkthat_Again: They don't. That's my point.

Mine is the race might have been tighter without "Hannity, Rush, and the rest of Rupert's army"


I don't think either view is right or wrong (may be a little bit of both). But I know the personal friends of mine exclusively watch Fox news. They actually believe Fox is the most Fair and Balanced of the news networks!
 
2012-11-08 03:41:19 PM  
Here, I was thinking, they had learn a lesson this time around, and will have a awakening: God, no one buys into the what we are trying to sell. Let's see how we can improve our product. Instead, they all went, those dumb customers did not see the value of our product. We need to tell those stupid people how stupid they are so they will start buying our product.

/Good for us. 2016 is looking promising.
 
2012-11-08 03:56:56 PM  
FTFA: "...while much of the GOP base is enveloped in an parallel-universe mentality."
...said Murphy: "Much of the conservative media bubble, with its isolation, denial and semi-paranoia, only incentivized us to lose general elections."


Those little nuggets are on page 4 on the article.
 
2012-11-08 04:03:14 PM  

qorkfiend: I've met Romney supporters who weren't ardent watchers of right wing media; what they tended to do was read one thing about one of Mitt's stances on one issue and decide based on that. Ms. qorkfiend's sister voted for Romney because, she said, Romney would be better for student loans. Where did she get that information? Why, Mitt Romney's website, of course. No attempt to find a second source, no attempt to figure out Obama's stance on the issue; read Mitt Romney's website once and head to the polls.


And there ya go.

We make a grave mistake in thinking the "low information voter" is just someone who listens to the right wing noise machine.
 
2012-11-08 04:05:29 PM  

Bonkthat_Again: neenerist: Bonkthat_Again: If it wasn't for Hannity, Rush, and the rest of Rupert's army, Obama would have won by a landslide.

Are you sure? The constant barrage of pompous distortions and fantastic speculation from the Right arguably turned as many voters to Obama as it cemented the true believers. It didn't help that anyone with the ability to Google consistently found the right bubble-sphere full of lies and half-truths. How does an educated adult vote with a clear conscience for a candidate associated with delusional nutcases like Limbaugh or Levin?

They don't. That's my point. The support Romney got was from people who exclusively watched or listened to the right wing media.


50 million people listen to am radio or fox news? I think that's a bit of a stretch.
 
2012-11-08 04:16:10 PM  
NRO has my email for some reason and so i get this column from them called "The Morning Jolt"every day. I couldn't resist reading yesterday's and it was so broken-hearted and despondet I couldn't even get a good hit of schadenfeude off of it because I was worried the writer was going to eat a bullet a few seconds after completing it.

Now today we get this.

It's funny, I always thought Depression came AFTER Anger in the 5 stages of grief
 
2012-11-08 04:16:10 PM  

Dr.Zom: I was worried there for a minute that Republicans might take a hard long look at why they lost and have that come to Jesus moment they so desperately need. So much for that.


I think it's the "Come to Jesus moments" that got them in this mess to start with.
 
2012-11-08 04:38:45 PM  
What the right wing should have taken from this election:
1. They have created a bubble that projects a false reality
2. They need to modify their platform and extreme views to be competitive in national elections
3. The voters rejected the idea that we must rule out tax cuts and want to end gridlock in Washington

What the right wing actually took away from this election:
1. The media is liberal and biased against their candidate
2. Voters are stupid and they will put their self interest of free stuff over their love of country
3. The voters gave the Republican House a mandate to refuse to raise taxes on the top 1%
 
2012-11-08 04:47:53 PM  
All of the pundits on both sides need to shut up and let Congress work together. Boehner is still playing the same note as before the election because he honestly believes that that is what the voters want. http://action.nolabels.org/5720/make-congress-work/?m=3734871
 
2012-11-08 06:02:03 PM  

Boxcutta: What the right wing should have taken from this election:
1. They have created a bubble that projects a false reality
2. They need to modify their platform and extreme views to be competitive in national elections
3. The voters rejected the idea that we must rule out tax cuts and want to end gridlock in Washington

What the right wing actually took away from this election:
1. The media is liberal and biased against their candidate
2. Voters are stupid and they will put their self interest of free stuff over their love of country
3. The voters gave the Republican House a mandate to refuse to raise taxes on the top 1%




^^^
this
 
2012-11-08 06:04:59 PM  
Oh that mainstream MSM Media!!!11!

/Which is 94% owned by people just like Rmoney
 
2012-11-08 06:55:50 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: And here I thought is was the voters, because half the pollsters and half the media were calling for a virtual tie.

Silly me.


WORD.

I kept saying all day that it's in their best interests to promote a close race to keep their ratings up all night.
 
2012-11-08 07:08:24 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Marcus Aurelius: And here I thought is was the voters, because half the pollsters and half the media were calling for a virtual tie.

Silly me.

WORD.

I kept saying all day that it's in their best interests to promote a close race to keep their ratings up all night.


Not just that, but ad spending too.

Hundreds of millions of dollars of ad spending were depending on a tight race, regardless of what Nate Silver said.
 
2012-11-08 07:22:19 PM  
My impression of the election was that the media made it close, not give President Obama the win.
 
2012-11-08 08:32:31 PM  

Delaware_Bill: My impression of the election was that the media made it close, not give President Obama the win.


That's because you are sane.
 
2012-11-08 09:26:00 PM  
So, I tried to read most of the comments. When someone spoke sense, they were immediately piled on.

One major thing they seem to have taken away from all this is that women voted because they want to keep having abortions.

Maybe if you stop acting like half the population only cares about abortion availability you may have had a better chance.

Where did they get the idea that women only want to have sex and abortions????
 
2012-11-08 11:48:08 PM  

lilbjorn: Oh that mainstream MSM Media!!!11!

/Which is 94% owned by people just like Rmoney


Just curious who you think the other 6% are?
 
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