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2012-11-08 11:21:55 PM
Let's just say it: We hate white people and we're glad you lost!
 
2012-11-08 11:27:28 PM
It's almost comical that Rush is one of the creators of the alternate reality that Clinton was talking about. It's that same alternate reality that cost them the election, and will continue to bite them in the ass as long as they refuse to see the writing on the wall. Drop the social conservatism already tards, and if you're luck you'll pick up the young libertarians to offset the hemorrhaging of the tea-party/christian dominionists.
 
2012-11-08 11:30:46 PM

Fry's 100th Cup of Coffee: It's almost comical that Rush is one of the creators of the alternate reality that Clinton was talking about. It's that same alternate reality that cost them the election, and will continue to bite them in the ass as long as they refuse to see the writing on the wall. Drop the social conservatism already tards, and if you're luck you'll pick up the young libertarians to offset the hemorrhaging of the tea-party/christian dominionists.


That's why the DNC should jump on the pot band wagon just to freeze out that possibility.
 
2012-11-08 11:32:17 PM
 
2012-11-08 11:53:26 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: MacWizard: Rush ought to be blaming Fox and the rest of the right-wing media for doing their best to convince the world (and themselves) that Romney had the election tied up. This allowed the Republican base to relax and fuggitaboutit, while simultaneously scaring the left, who decided that they better get off their asses and vote. Add in the actual moderate Republicans and Libertarians, who looked at what Romney and Ryan were apparently pushing (although it was kind of impossible to tell for sure because it changed daily) and said "Aw hells no."

As much as they complain about the liberal media, I think it was the right wing media that sealed the election -- for Obama.

No, that effect only applies to reasonable people.

When you're selling extremism, you have to make your market believe it's normal. You have to keep them from questioning it in the face of alternative sources and critics.

The GOP is marketing to extremists because they turn out in tremendous numbers already -- when someone is angry or threatened, they're already motivated. What they were doing is making those extremists feel justified in their fringe beliefs in order to *keep* them fearful through election day.

You can't do that if they start to question themselves in the face of their peers.


If appealing to the extremists was ever going to work, it would have been this year. They lost, so their numbers can't be very tremendous. I've already heard Glenn Beck promise to double down, but when you get right down to it, the chance for fringe right brinksmanship probably peaked Tuesday. If there weren't enough of them to defeat the black Muslim/Socialist/Marxist/Commie/Nazi threat that Obama was painted as being, there simply aren't enough of them to tie the future of the Republican party to like they tried to do this year.

If the Republicans (who STILL control the House of Reps) don't want to become completely marginalized they are going to have to break the ties with the extremists and return to some sort of rational approach. After all, if Obama doesn't gather up all of their guns, create a dictatorship or do the other things the fringe right has been screaming like banshees from the rafters about, what's their plan for outrage in 2016?
 
2012-11-08 11:54:37 PM

Vectron: White America died last night. Obama's reelection killed it. Our 200 plus year history as a Western nation is over. We're a Socialist Latin American country now. Venezuela without the oil."

HAHAHA. And it couldn't happen soon enough!


Considering that by 2030 or so, this is actually going to be true. That's about when it's projected that white folks will be less than 50% of the population. Still the largest racial group, but there will be more folks of color in the nation than white folks. Mind you, there will be an awful lot of folks like myself and my daughter, and even our President, who are of mixed heritage. That is the real fear: we are coming for your sons and daughters. We are going to nullify all that pesky white privilege by forcing them to acknowledge that their grandkids have an Asian or Hispanic in the woodpile...
 
2012-11-08 11:59:17 PM

Vectron: White America died last night. Obama's reelection killed it. Our 200 plus year history as a Western nation is over. We're a Socialist Latin American country now. Venezuela without the oil."

HAHAHA. And it couldn't happen soon enough!


Pretty poignant coming from the man who brought the "Culture Wars" and the "Southern Strategy" to the GOP as Nixon's young up-and-coming adviser.
 
2012-11-09 12:01:24 AM

MacWizard: If appealing to the extremists was ever going to work, it would have been this year. They lost, so their numbers can't be very tremendous.


Compare the percentage of extremists to the population at-large.

Then compare the turnout of extremists to non-extremists.

That tiny sliver of people who hate science and love to judge people on their sexual behavior come out in great percentages.

That huge swath of regular folks trying to raise their families doesn't. That's why the GOP is so keen on voter suppression -- the more people who turn up, the more likely those GOP extremists will be outnumbered.
 
2012-11-09 12:02:20 AM

InmanRoshi: Vectron: White America died last night. Obama's reelection killed it. Our 200 plus year history as a Western nation is over. We're a Socialist Latin American country now. Venezuela without the oil."

HAHAHA. And it couldn't happen soon enough!

Pretty poignant coming from the man who brought the "Culture Wars" and the "Southern Strategy" to the GOP as Nixon's young up-and-coming adviser.



It's becoming increasingly hard to tell satire from reality.
 
2012-11-09 12:04:44 AM
 
2012-11-09 12:15:43 AM

iaazathot: I observed on Fark a few times that Rush would be largely irrelevant in this election. Looks like I was right. I think we can see his sun setting in the West as it runs around the world to end up behind some dominican boy.


Let's see, democratic convention looked like America, GOP convention looked like a Klan rally.
 
2012-11-09 12:17:55 AM

The5thElement: iaazathot: I observed on Fark a few times that Rush would be largely irrelevant in this election. Looks like I was right. I think we can see his sun setting in the West as it runs around the world to end up behind some dominican boy.

Let's see, democratic convention looked like America, GOP convention looked like a Klan rally.


Sorry, wrong quote.
 
2012-11-09 12:26:27 AM

Vectron: Mitt's mistake was that he took the Jewish money and promised to bomb Iran for Israel. The media still did him no favors. Americans are tired of war. If he had gone anti-war instead he would have won. He could have killed Obama on the war issue.


Aren't most people in Israel equally as horrified about a war with Iran as we are in America?
 
2012-11-09 12:28:00 AM

InmanRoshi: Less than 2 days removed from election night stomping and they've already ratcheted up the DERP to Michael Bay levels.

So much for self reflection.


Jesus. H. Christ.

Action Film Orchestra, Reagan, eagles, Statue of Liberty....

/I miss Bill Hicks.
 
2012-11-09 12:29:00 AM

clkeagle: Aren't most people in Israel equally as horrified about a war with Iran as we are in America?


Insta-Trolls don't have to make sense.
 
2012-11-09 12:42:19 AM
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2012-11-09 12:45:51 AM

mrshowrules: That's why the DNC should jump on the pot band wagon just to freeze out that possibility.


Recognition of same-sex marriage on the federal level, doubling minimum wage over a set period of time, lowering college tuition across the board, or creating a path to single-payer health insurance would work just as nicely. And those issues will help the US as a whole catch up with other first-world countries. Pot shouldn't really be a DNC issue as much as a state-level matter. Individual pot smokers are arrested by patrol officers and deputies, not by DEA investigators.

I actually think the DNC should focus on technological issues as their top priority. Getting us past the "net neutrality" and SOPA/PIPA type nonsense is also very high on Millennials' priority lists. The next generation of voters have used broadband connections since childhood and smartphones since hitting puberty. The DNC needs to start targeting people's interests around the age of 15 or 16, really hook them when they turn 18, and get them voting in every single election. Positioning the Democratic Party on the constant forefront of technology and painting the GOP as 20th-century dinosaurs would have universal appeal among youth. And with social media, those policy positions would cost almost nothing to implement.
 
2012-11-09 12:56:15 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: MacWizard: If appealing to the extremists was ever going to work, it would have been this year. They lost, so their numbers can't be very tremendous.

Compare the percentage of extremists to the population at-large.

Then compare the turnout of extremists to non-extremists.

That tiny sliver of people who hate science and love to judge people on their sexual behavior come out in great percentages.

That huge swath of regular folks trying to raise their families doesn't. That's why the GOP is so keen on voter suppression -- the more people who turn up, the more likely those GOP extremists will be outnumbered.


Wasn't voter turnout actually down compared to 2008 (citation needed)? If your premise was accurate, Romney should have won.

A great percentage of a tiny sliver is still a tiny sliver.
 
2012-11-09 01:00:27 AM

Poorlytoldjoke: I like this logic. "If 3 million more people had voted republican we would have won"


Three BILLION wouldn't have helped, Rush.
 
2012-11-09 01:18:59 AM

MacWizard: Wasn't voter turnout actually down compared to 2008 (citation needed)? If your premise was accurate, Romney should have won.

A great percentage of a tiny sliver is still a tiny sliver.



So is a tiny sliver of a great percentage. That's why the races are close. It's also why most of the GOP's appeal to the fringe happens outside of the mainstream -- Fox News, FW: FW: FW e-mails, fringe websites. They try to convince some of the people who haven't really paid attention to vote for the Moderate, Reasonable GOP candidate they see in commercials just before the elections.

This has been going on for over 30 years, starting with the Moral Majority and Christian Coalition, continuing with Neo-cons, and now the Tea Party. Haven't you been paying attention?
 
2012-11-09 01:26:01 AM
So....Rush says the republicans failed on their GOTV.

Would it be wrong of me to send Rush the address of a really good Community Organizer?
 
2012-11-09 01:27:06 AM

Vectron: White America died last night. Obama's reelection killed it. Our 200 plus year history as a Western nation is over. We're a Socialist Latin American country now. Venezuela without the oil."

HAHAHA. And it couldn't happen soon enough!


*reads linked article*

Pat Buchanan meltdown on an epic scale. Given what's he's saying here, I doubt I'll ever see him on TV again.

/ Even Fox News would stay far away, I think...
 
2012-11-09 01:28:41 AM
Rush: GOP lost because it didn't get out the vote its voting base is dying.
The FW:FW:FW: brigade of old white people is growing smaller and smaller, and so is the republicans possibility of regaining the white house anytime soon.
Time will eventually do what all the education and facts could not. It always does.
 
2012-11-09 02:07:15 AM

limbaugh needs to start breaking out his suitcase full of illegal viagra prescriptions and go fark another dozen Dominican Republic pool boys.

/limbaugh is off the charts when it comes to being in the closet.

t3.gstatic.com

talkingpointsmemo.com

blogs.seattleweekly.com

blogs.browardpalmbeach.com

media.washtimes.com

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//Jesus Christ, limbaugh... just come out of the closet already, you pole smoking fudge packer.
 
2012-11-09 02:39:43 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: MacWizard: Wasn't voter turnout actually down compared to 2008 (citation needed)? If your premise was accurate, Romney should have won.

A great percentage of a tiny sliver is still a tiny sliver.


So is a tiny sliver of a great percentage. That's why the races are close. It's also why most of the GOP's appeal to the fringe happens outside of the mainstream -- Fox News, FW: FW: FW e-mails, fringe websites. They try to convince some of the people who haven't really paid attention to vote for the Moderate, Reasonable GOP candidate they see in commercials just before the elections.

This has been going on for over 30 years, starting with the Moral Majority and Christian Coalition, continuing with Neo-cons, and now the Tea Party. Haven't you been paying attention?


Yeah, I've been paying attention since the 60s. I understand your point. Here's mine:

If you want to keep the fringe, you have to go full derp. If you go full derp, you lose the moderates. When the fringe candidate becomes the "Moderate, Reasonable GOP candidate they see in commercials just before the elections," then a) the real moderates still cannot put their faith in them because the candidate is not believable, and b) some of the fringe loses faith because their core positions have suddenly been abandoned.

You can't keep the sliver on the edge without losing a bigger slice in the middle.
 
2012-11-09 03:06:40 AM
"Doesn't Rush Limbaugh remind you of one of those gay guys who likes to lay in a tub while other men pee on him?"- Bill Hicks
 
2012-11-09 03:25:26 AM

clkeagle: Vectron: Mitt's mistake was that he took the Jewish money and promised to bomb Iran for Israel. The media still did him no favors. Americans are tired of war. If he had gone anti-war instead he would have won. He could have killed Obama on the war issue.

Aren't most people in Israel equally as horrified about a war with Iran as we are in America?


Yep. That's why Israel wants America to do the fighting for them.

Think of your friend who goes to the bars with you, talks a bunch of shiat to everyone, grabs some girl's ass, gets in her boyfriends face and talks about stepping outside, then, as he and the other guy are walking out, says to you 'You got my back, right?'

That's Israel.
 
2012-11-09 05:10:43 AM

skykid: So I was on the White People Mourning Romney Tumblr and this just cracked me up.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x277]


Gasp! That little boy might have to WORK one day!
 
2012-11-09 05:23:39 AM

Vectron: BlippityBleep: Vectron:
Mitt's mistake was that he took the Jewish money and promised to bomb Iran for Israel. The media still did him no favors. Americans are tired of war. If he had gone anti-war instead he would have won. He could have killed Obama on the war issue.

lolwut??? mittens who wanted to give billions more to the DoD then they were even asking for and told him they didn't need? got damn the koolaid gets stronger every year.

You misunderstand me. Mitt scared many people away with his hawkishness. He would have had to change his spots but the anti-war platform would have been a winner.
The neocons have done the GOP no favors. Yes, they are more liberal on social issues but they are maddogs on war.
Just like the neocons conducted a coup to take over he GOP, it is now time for them to be kicked out in return.


Yeah - but you kick out the fundies, neocons and racists - and who's left? 7 guys?
 
2012-11-09 05:24:49 AM

stoli n coke: clkeagle: Vectron: Mitt's mistake was that he took the Jewish money and promised to bomb Iran for Israel. The media still did him no favors. Americans are tired of war. If he had gone anti-war instead he would have won. He could have killed Obama on the war issue.

Aren't most people in Israel equally as horrified about a war with Iran as we are in America?

Yep. That's why Israel wants America to do the fighting for them.

Think of your friend who goes to the bars with you, talks a bunch of shiat to everyone, grabs some girl's ass, gets in her boyfriends face and talks about stepping outside, then, as he and the other guy are walking out, says to you 'You got my back, right?'

That's Israel.


Worst "ally" evar.
 
2012-11-09 06:06:55 AM
I think that Limbaugh actually has a point, for once. If turnout had been a little higher among white Protestants in places like Florida, Ohio, and Iowa, Romney would have had a fighting chance. I think that Romney's Mormon religion may have hurt him in this context.

Of course, the repeated Tea Party comments regarding rape, and the Romney campaign's failure to condemn them, didn't help the Republicans either. I was chatting with a Republican friend about this issue yesterday, and he was in complete denial about it, which leads me to believe that the rape comments were another major factor that put Romney in the tank.
 
2012-11-09 08:03:00 AM

tirob: I think that Limbaugh actually has a point, for once. If turnout had been a little higher among white Protestants in places like Florida, Ohio, and Iowa, Romney would have had a fighting chance. I think that Romney's Mormon religion may have hurt him in this context.

Of course, the repeated Tea Party comments regarding rape, and the Romney campaign's failure to condemn them, didn't help the Republicans either. I was chatting with a Republican friend about this issue yesterday, and he was in complete denial about it, which leads me to believe that the rape comments were another major factor that put Romney in the tank.


I disagree. It was the "47%" comments that energized the people Romney was threatening to vote in high numbers. I think that just about everyone in the 47% who works for a living and was derided as irresponsible and lazy was put into the Obama camp. Excluding hardcore derpers, of course, but the lesson here is that hardcore derpers are a shrinking base.

The lesson is that when your philosophy is "Why can't the poor just buy more money?" it hurts you.
 
2012-11-09 08:30:20 AM

Kibbler: tirob: I think that Limbaugh actually has a point, for once. If turnout had been a little higher among white Protestants in places like Florida, Ohio, and Iowa, Romney would have had a fighting chance. I think that Romney's Mormon religion may have hurt him in this context.

Of course, the repeated Tea Party comments regarding rape, and the Romney campaign's failure to condemn them, didn't help the Republicans either. I was chatting with a Republican friend about this issue yesterday, and he was in complete denial about it, which leads me to believe that the rape comments were another major factor that put Romney in the tank.

I disagree. It was the "47%" comments that energized the people Romney was threatening to vote in high numbers. I think that just about everyone in the 47% who works for a living and was derided as irresponsible and lazy was put into the Obama camp. Excluding hardcore derpers, of course, but the lesson here is that hardcore derpers are a shrinking base.

The lesson is that when your philosophy is "Why can't the poor just buy more money?" it hurts you.


That was a factor, too, I concede. I'll remind you, though, that half of the electorate is female, and few women relish the idea of being obliged to bear the child of a guy that raped them.
 
2012-11-09 09:03:50 AM

tirob: I think that Limbaugh actually has a point, for once. If turnout had been a little higher among white Protestants in places like Florida, Ohio, and Iowa, Romney would have had a fighting chance. I think that Romney's Mormon religion may have hurt him in this context.

Of course, the repeated Tea Party comments regarding rape, and the Romney campaign's failure to condemn them, didn't help the Republicans either. I was chatting with a Republican friend about this issue yesterday, and he was in complete denial about it, which leads me to believe that the rape comments were another major factor that put Romney in the tank.


Hell, if the Republican Senators don't go full derp, they take back the senate. Before the herpa derpa, there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell that the Dems keep the house. But you put in

Mourdock instead of the insta-win Lugar
Akin instead of somebody sane
Mr rape easy in Wisconson
Snowe retiring cause she can't handle the wharrrgarbhl
Berg (R-ND) not wanting to make an exception for rape victims when concerning abortions
McMahon spending millions to lose....again
Brown "Fauxahontas"

and suddenly a 2-4 seat overtaking of the senate for the republicans becomes a gain for the Democrats that they had no reason to hope for
 
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2012-11-09 09:18:53 AM

InmanRoshi: Less than 2 days removed from election night stomping and they've already ratcheted up the DERP to Michael Bay levels.

So much for self reflection.


Is this what the kids call "doubling down"?
 
2012-11-09 09:24:08 AM

Vectron: White America died last night. Obama's reelection killed it. Our 200 plus year history as a Western nation is over. We're a Socialist Latin American country now. Venezuela without the oil."

HAHAHA. And it couldn't happen soon enough!


Holy crap, is that satire?
 
2012-11-09 02:44:00 PM

ATRDCI: tirob: I think that Limbaugh actually has a point, for once. If turnout had been a little higher among white Protestants in places like Florida, Ohio, and Iowa, Romney would have had a fighting chance. I think that Romney's Mormon religion may have hurt him in this context.

Of course, the repeated Tea Party comments regarding rape, and the Romney campaign's failure to condemn them, didn't help the Republicans either. I was chatting with a Republican friend about this issue yesterday, and he was in complete denial about it, which leads me to believe that the rape comments were another major factor that put Romney in the tank.

Hell, if the Republican Senators don't go full derp, they take back the senate. Before the herpa derpa, there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell that the Dems keep the house. But you put in

Mourdock instead of the insta-win Lugar
Akin instead of somebody sane
Mr rape easy in Wisconson
Snowe retiring cause she can't handle the wharrrgarbhl
Berg (R-ND) not wanting to make an exception for rape victims when concerning abortions
McMahon spending millions to lose....again
Brown "Fauxahontas"

and suddenly a 2-4 seat overtaking of the senate for the republicans becomes a gain for the Democrats that they had no reason to hope for


The same Republican friend I referred to in my 8:30 post also suggested to me that the Republicans would be well advised to cater more to the Tea Party in the future. I didn't say anything, but I have to admit that my friend's strategy would be an excellent one---for the Democrats.

You could have added the Senate race in PA to your list; I thought that Bob Casey was vulnerable this time around, but the GOP ran an out of touch Tea Party backed coal operator and Casey won in a walk.
 
2012-11-09 07:57:44 PM

tirob: ATRDCI: tirob: I think that Limbaugh actually has a point, for once. If turnout had been a little higher among white Protestants in places like Florida, Ohio, and Iowa, Romney would have had a fighting chance. I think that Romney's Mormon religion may have hurt him in this context.

Of course, the repeated Tea Party comments regarding rape, and the Romney campaign's failure to condemn them, didn't help the Republicans either. I was chatting with a Republican friend about this issue yesterday, and he was in complete denial about it, which leads me to believe that the rape comments were another major factor that put Romney in the tank.

Hell, if the Republican Senators don't go full derp, they take back the senate. Before the herpa derpa, there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell that the Dems keep the house. But you put in

Mourdock instead of the insta-win Lugar
Akin instead of somebody sane
Mr rape easy in Wisconson
Snowe retiring cause she can't handle the wharrrgarbhl
Berg (R-ND) not wanting to make an exception for rape victims when concerning abortions
McMahon spending millions to lose....again
Brown "Fauxahontas"

and suddenly a 2-4 seat overtaking of the senate for the republicans becomes a gain for the Democrats that they had no reason to hope for

The same Republican friend I referred to in my 8:30 post also suggested to me that the Republicans would be well advised to cater more to the Tea Party in the future. I didn't say anything, but I have to admit that my friend's strategy would be an excellent one---for the Democrats.

You could have added the Senate race in PA to your list; I thought that Bob Casey was vulnerable this time around, but the GOP ran an out of touch Tea Party backed coal operator and Casey won in a walk.


As a bonus, that PA Tea Party member compared being raped to being the father of a daughter who has a child out of wedlock.

Hell, the list doesn't include Bachmann, who without a gerrymandered district would not have squeaked out a win, same for Steve King in Iowa. And this doesn't even count Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell and McMahon costing them senate seats in 2010
 
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