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(The Atlantic Wire)   Ahh the grand traditions of American Presidential democracy: the gracious concession speech by the loser, the unity speech by the victor, the back-stabbing, ass-covering post-mortems by the losing campaign's staffers..,   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 82
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2012-11-08 11:52:32 AM
You know this is going to be a movie. Or, better, a new season of Newsroom.
 
2012-11-08 12:06:39 PM
I love that the first theory is "We should have talked more about Benghazi and Obamacare then we would have won"

Keep pushing your failed ideology scum suckers - the world has left you behind
 
2012-11-08 12:07:54 PM
but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare

but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare

but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare 
 
2012-11-08 12:17:04 PM

Tigger: I love that the first theory is "We should have talked more about Benghazi and Obamacare then we would have won"

Keep pushing your failed ideology scum suckers - the world has left you behind


There was a tactic Romney could have done that would have won him the election. He could have linked Obama to Bush's policies and he should have put more distance between his policies and Bush's.
 
2012-11-08 12:20:35 PM

Tigger: I love that the first theory is "We should have talked more about Benghazi and Obamacare then we would have won"

Keep pushing your failed ideology scum suckers - the world has left you behind



Came here to post that. It's funny that the think that would have got them *more* votes.
 
2012-11-08 12:21:03 PM
Jesus, those folks really don't get it.

Not addressing bengazhi wasn't the problem.

You didn't address the important issues to minorities and women. Worse, you took positions that those demographics OVERWHELMINGLY disapprove of on a whole array of issues.

It's as if these professional political operatives can't even read the exit poll results.
 
2012-11-08 12:31:28 PM
Who's going to play Mitt in the HBO movie?
 
2012-11-08 12:41:30 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Jesus, those folks really don't get it.

Not addressing bengazhi wasn't the problem.

You didn't address the important issues to minorities and women. Worse, you took positions that those demographics OVERWHELMINGLY disapprove of on a whole array of issues.

It's as if these professional political operatives can't even read the exit poll results.


Romney could have given absolutely no policy specifics and run on uniting Government and he would have won.
 
2012-11-08 01:13:42 PM

propasaurus: Who's going to play Mitt in the HBO movie?


I vote for Woody Harrelson
 
2012-11-08 01:17:09 PM

Lipo: propasaurus: Who's going to play Mitt in the HBO movie?

I vote for Woody Harrelson


George Clooney? You need someone fairly handsome. The Sham-wow guy can play Ryan.
 
2012-11-08 01:33:14 PM

mrshowrules: George Clooney? You need someone fairly handsome. The Sham-wow guy can play Ryan.


Tom Cruise

/one senior leader of a cult playing another senior leader of a cult
 
2012-11-08 01:34:41 PM
Is Benghazi a scandal yet?
 
2012-11-08 01:35:27 PM
did i miss the thread that had the picture of bottled neoconservative tears?
 
2012-11-08 01:35:48 PM
You really think you should have doubled-down on Benghazi? Good luck in 2016.
 
2012-11-08 01:36:33 PM

propasaurus: Who's going to play Mitt in the HBO movie?


He'd have to be CGI to get the full Romney "Uncanny Valley" effect.
 
2012-11-08 01:38:22 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: Is Benghazi a scandal yet?


It was, for about four minutes.
 
2012-11-08 01:39:05 PM

Tigger: I love that the first theory is "We should have talked more about Benghazi and Obamacare then we would have won"

Keep pushing your failed ideology scum suckers - the world has left you behind


They should have talked about rape more too. Can' get enough of that.
 
2012-11-08 01:40:08 PM

Wyalt Derp: You really think you should have doubled-down on Benghazi? Good luck in 2016.


They wanted to turn that into Obama's Operation eagle claw. 'something' could have been done to save those lives, but the GOP won't tell us anything about what 'something' is.
 
2012-11-08 01:40:19 PM

Therion: but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare

but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare

but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare 


I don't think it was possible for Fox News to talk anymore about Benghazi. They did their part.
 
2012-11-08 01:40:43 PM

Great_Milenko: Tigger: I love that the first theory is "We should have talked more about Benghazi and Obamacare then we would have won"

Keep pushing your failed ideology scum suckers - the world has left you behind

They should have talked about rape more too. Can' get enough of that.


And they really should have had Anne out more talking about how she and Mitt overcame the crushing poverty of their early marriage.
 
2012-11-08 01:40:46 PM
As long as it continues to be a peaceful transition/retention of power, everything else is trivial.
 
2012-11-08 01:40:55 PM
I'd like to reserve at least a small portion of the blame for "didn't show the tax returns."
 
2012-11-08 01:41:45 PM
"Please proceed, Governor..."

*A minute later*

*Loud laughing*

Good luck with that.
 
2012-11-08 01:42:20 PM

Insatiable Jesus: YoungSwedishBlonde: Is Benghazi a scandal yet?

It was, for about four minutes.


As long as they think they can use it to smear a Democratic president, they'll believe it's a scandal.
 
2012-11-08 01:42:43 PM
Was...

..Our candidate is a potentially-sociopathic, pathologically-lying, out-of-touch plutocrat and career politician who was only nominated as a compromise between the handful of moderates left in the party grasping for anyone who wouldn't send the undecided/moderate 8% screaming for Obama, and the ethically abhorrent, certifiably insane, religious fanatic assholes that make up the base of our party?

...Our party is being poisoned from within by its base, which are ethically abhorrent, certifiably insane, religious fanatic assholes who serve approximately one purpose, and that is to handily deliver the moderates and undecideds into our opposition's camp each and every election, and to serve as a liberal get-out-the-vote drive by merit of its very existence?

...Our party's ethically abhorrent, certifiably insane, religiously fanatic platform celebtrates nativism and white/male/wealthy privilege, and openly pines for a day in which anyone but rich white men were second-class citizens, and anyone else were actively denied civil rights and liberties as a matter of self-perpetuation?

...And not even our methods and strategies are working out for us any more, and even backfiring. Transposed onto a national platform, the Southern strategy has demonstrated to be naught but a patronizing system of oppression in its own right that is driving turnout against the Republican party, as is vote suppression and disenfranchisement efforts pitching anger and driving turnout.

...on the list? I'm not holding my breath.
 
2012-11-08 01:42:59 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: propasaurus: Who's going to play Mitt in the HBO movie?

He'd have to be CGI to get the full Romney "Uncanny Valley" effect.


How about Brent Spiner?
 
2012-11-08 01:43:13 PM
I still have the capacity to be surprised. They lumped Chris Christy, who was concerned about the citizens of NJ, in with Todd Pro-Rape Aiken.
 
2012-11-08 01:44:20 PM
Romney adviser to Mitt Romney

Annnd... that's where I stopped reading.
 
2012-11-08 01:44:48 PM
Movie version of Mitt: barry bostwick or ted danson
 
2012-11-08 01:45:31 PM
FTFA:

...but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare," the adviser tells National Review's Robert Costa. "Those are major issues and Romney rarely mentioned them in the final days."

Yeah. Right. That was your problem.

/moar benghazi
 
2012-11-08 01:45:47 PM
"We should have talked more about Benghazi" - Gingrich/Rubio 2016 advisers trying to come up with reasons for their loss to Hillary Clinton
 
2012-11-08 01:45:48 PM
I, for one, would have totally voted straight ticket Republican if only they had been more right wing. Way too liberal for my tastes. You guys can do better. Let's blow it out in 2016. Do it, you pussies.
 
2012-11-08 01:46:10 PM

mrshowrules: Tigger: I love that the first theory is "We should have talked more about Benghazi and Obamacare then we would have won"

Keep pushing your failed ideology scum suckers - the world has left you behind

There was a tactic Romney could have done that would have won him the election. He could have linked Obama to Bush's policies and he should have put more distance between his policies and Bush's.


He could also have tried not being a raging assclown.
 
2012-11-08 01:47:10 PM
FTA: "Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Chris Christie undermined the Republican message."

The 2 unforced errors - I get that. Romney could still have told both that their comments showed a shocking disconnect from their constituents (also a shocking lack of tact, knowledge of science, pluralistic thinking, ability to govern from anything other than Jesus' back pocket...but this is a Republican. The 11th Commandment plus "Jesus elects me, this I know").

But a governor telling everyone that the response and recovery are more important than politics? THAT SHOULD BE THE REPUBLICAN MESSAGE ANYWAY, jackholes.
 
2012-11-08 01:48:34 PM

blacknite: did i miss the thread that had the picture of bottled neoconservative tears?


One does not simply bottle neoconservative tears any more.

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Though, the USGS has also issued a warning to would-be hikers, campers, and residents near Bullshiat Mountain:

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Bobby Jindal not available for comment.
 
rka
2012-11-08 01:49:05 PM

Carn: He could also have tried not being a raging assclown.


Doesn't matter, when you associate yourself with other assclowns simply by being in the party of assclowns then people tend to think of you as an assclown.
 
2012-11-08 01:49:13 PM
After years of campaigning and billions of dollars, they think they lost because a Governor in Jersey praised Obama? Their message must have been really special if that is the thing that killed it for them.
 
2012-11-08 01:49:37 PM

propasaurus: Who's going to play Mitt in the HBO movie?


Well, I hear Mitt is currently unemployed...
 
2012-11-08 01:50:22 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "went out of his way to embrace the president during the final week of the campaign... It wasn't necessary and it hurt us. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Chris Christie undermined the Republican message."

This little gem from the post election Romney campaign is ALL you need to know about Republican view of "bi-partisan cooperation".

Yes, Chris Christie undermined the Republican message Democrats aren't bi-partisan by actually working with a Democrat in the bi-partisan way when the needs of the people demanded it.
 
2012-11-08 01:51:50 PM
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2012-11-08 01:52:37 PM
The Republican Party has won the popular vote in one of the last six Presidential elections.

The problem is not with minor tactical decisions by the campaign. The problem is with their message and brand.
 
2012-11-08 01:53:15 PM

Renowned transvestite sexologist: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "went out of his way to embrace the president during the final week of the campaign... It wasn't necessary and it hurt us. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Chris Christie undermined the Republican message."

This little gem from the post election Romney campaign is ALL you need to know about Republican view of "bi-partisan cooperation".

Yes, Chris Christie undermined the Republican message Democrats aren't bi-partisan by actually working with a Democrat in the bi-partisan way when the needs of the people demanded it.


Of course. Christie committed the unforgivable sin: he put the needs of his state before the needs of his party.
 
2012-11-08 01:55:57 PM
Must be tough being a professional victim.
 
2012-11-08 01:57:56 PM
The world is changing and if you are hesitant to change you get left behind. The GOP shouldn't focus on outdated social issues. And they should put more stock into reality rather than paranoid theories and what they want reality to be. Tempter tantrums, threats, and wanting America to fail if you don't get your way also does not go over well with most people.
 
2012-11-08 01:59:41 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: The problem is with their message and brand.


Well, sort of. They tailored their message and brand to catch the southern racists, and it's doing that just fine. The problem is that the southern racists haven't been able to sell racism as effectively to their children in a world with instantaneous global communication. Meanwhile, they grow old and die, and their children aren't quite as motivated to keep the n*****rs at the back of the bus.
 
2012-11-08 02:01:38 PM
One Republican gets it. The question is whether any others will.

"If I hear anybody say it was because Romney wasn't conservative enough, I'm going to go nuts. We're not losing 95 percent of African-Americans and two-thirds of Hispanics and voters under 30 because we're not being hard-ass enough."
 
2012-11-08 02:02:26 PM
...but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare

Maybe the campaign lost because of these idiot advisors.

1. There was no scandal with Benghazi, and the Romney eventually got schooled on national TV during a debate trying to make it one.

2. All the polling showed that the only voters who really hated Obamacare were the GOP base. While nobody was enthusiastic about it, the hatred the GOP thought was there didn't exist outside of the echo-chamber.

As the exit polling showed, voters thought Romney would do a better job with the economy, but ultimately didn't trust him because he was viewed as an out of touch plutocrat.
 
2012-11-08 02:08:39 PM

Lou Brown: One Republican gets it. The question is whether any others will.

"If I hear anybody say it was because Romney wasn't conservative enough, I'm going to go nuts. We're not losing 95 percent of African-Americans and two-thirds of Hispanics and voters under 30 because we're not being hard-ass enough."


I have no doubt that the GOP solution will be to put a Latino on the ticket in 2016. Gov. Susana Martinez seems highly likely to be the VP nominee.
 
2012-11-08 02:08:42 PM

qorkfiend: Of course. Christie committed the unforgivable sin: he put the needs of his state before the needs of his party.


The slogan was always "party before country", not "party before state". :P

But yeah, Christie realized that he had immediate issues to deal with, and pissing in the eye of the person who can help you is never a wise decision. Fallout from pissing off the GOP establishment is something he can deal with later.
 
2012-11-08 02:09:51 PM

Insatiable Jesus: YoungSwedishBlonde: Is Benghazi a scandal yet?

It was, for about four minutes.


It was until they found out the people who were complaining the loudest about the lack of defense, where the people in congress who cut the budget massively for that year saying it was a waste of money.
 
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