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2012-11-08 07:12:41 PM
Rush really has a thing for Hispanics.
 
2012-11-08 07:20:34 PM
The way the gop is lookin these days they may have to wait until 2112
 
2012-11-08 07:27:26 PM
Well, Rush would certainly know about invading the space of young boys.
 
2012-11-08 07:35:43 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

"We voted as hard as we could!"
 
2012-11-08 07:39:45 PM
Well there was a Matlock special on and the nurse who hands out the pills was late and there were reports of young whippersnappers loitering about in front of the home...
 
2012-11-08 07:40:17 PM
snort some more oxy, Rush, your rants were more amusing/semi-coherent when you were off in the ozone on cloud 9
 
2012-11-08 07:40:35 PM
That's a lot of invisible dicks.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-08 07:41:14 PM
Sure thing cupcake.
 
2012-11-08 07:41:55 PM
When your "base" is increasingly moving out of rest homes and into the ground, mobilizing them may result in a zombie apocalypse.
 
2012-11-08 07:42:53 PM
Actually that is probably part of the problem. It is also true that the majority of voters rejected the GOP platform. Rape and poverty just aren't as popular as they were back when America was great. I am sure Rush covered that coherently...

Also, a friend, who is conservative, posted a Newsmax article about why the Republicans lost. It was, for a Newsmax article, fairly reasoned and cogent, it did stray a bit into derp, but for the most part it addressed some valid issues.

Of course, this sort of thing will not be tolerated and the right will keep on careeing to the right at a high rate of speed.
 
2012-11-08 07:44:02 PM
But, but ... BENGHAZI!
 
2012-11-08 07:44:11 PM
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.
 
2012-11-08 07:46:28 PM
He's right, you know. I just wasn't motivated to get out there and vote because I didn't feel Mitt was pushing a strong enough pro-rape, pro-prayer, pro-shunning, anti-regulation policy platforms.
 
2012-11-08 07:46:35 PM
The complete lack of any ideas on how to improve the country might be a factor.
 
2012-11-08 07:47:01 PM

Mugato: Rush really has a thing for Hispanics.


I can't make the joke, but pretend I did.
 
2012-11-08 07:47:25 PM
The number of liberals who don't vote far outnumber conservatives who don't vote. And Republicans know that, which is why they try so hard to disenfranchise voters.
 
2012-11-08 07:47:39 PM

madgonad: The complete lack of any ideas on how to improve the country might be a factor.


What? You don't think that cutting taxes and increasing military spending wouldn't fix everything?
 
2012-11-08 07:47:59 PM
I'm starting to record his shows this week. It's a good reference to understand what my mom thinks.
 
2012-11-08 07:48:33 PM
Reason #4,512,091 why the GOP lost that has nothing to do with the GOP's real reason they lost: their platform.
 
2012-11-08 07:48:59 PM
Well, I guess even a broken, morbidly-obese clock is right twice a day. . . .

Yes, Republicans didn't get out the vote. That's a symptom, not a cause. The cause is: Everybody hated Romney and the Republican platform. Nobody's buying the shiat you're selling.
 
2012-11-08 07:49:38 PM

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.


bbbbbbut he has advertisers.......Sandra Fluke is a *Q^$#*#&Q$^^*Q......he will be back stronger than every you'll see

/man, remember when we thought that merely implying that women were sluts for using birth control was the lowest the GOP could sink on women's' rights
 
2012-11-08 07:49:58 PM
When Bush was appointed President in 2000 there wasn't nearly as much butthurt from the left even though it was more deserved.
 
2012-11-08 07:50:38 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Reason #4,512,091 why the GOP lost


Reason #4,512,092: November 6 is my birthday.

i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-08 07:50:56 PM
I like this logic. "If 3 million more people had voted republican we would have won"
 
2012-11-08 07:51:19 PM
 
2012-11-08 07:51:37 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-08 07:51:45 PM
I'll give him this one. There is always a larger % of people on both sides of the political aisle that don't vote. Recent percentages that I can find is that only 55% of eligible voters vote in a general election.. and with Romney appearing to a large swath of people to be completely unlikeable I can see how the base didn't come out for him. Maybe they couldn't make themselves vote for Obama so they did what they did by not voting at all.
 
2012-11-08 07:55:16 PM
It's because they can't gerrymander the electoral college like they can House districts.
 
2012-11-08 07:56:30 PM
Also, I love how Republicans think that if they just show off some token Hispanics they'll win the Spanish vote. It never occurs to them to actually do anything to actually help the Hispanic community, or any minority group for that matter, like passing the Dream act for example. Instead, they'll just assume that minorities are just as racist as they are.
 
2012-11-08 07:56:32 PM
The truth is that Rush is happier than an addict balls deep in a Dominican boy that Obama won. Sitting around saying "well, our President is awesome" isn't compelling radio.

/is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise
 
2012-11-08 07:57:34 PM
Oh for fark's sake, they were plenty motivated. These are the same people who are crying about the death of America by the evil usurper Marxist-Fascist-Muslim-Athiest-Christ-Killer-Usurper-In-Chief/Antichri st-Chicago-Thug-Empty-Suit-America-Hater-And-Destroyer-Of-Souls. Since before Obama was sworn in, they cast it as a battle of good and evil, and have been relentless in pushing that message. Their base turned out, it's just that their base is a bunch of racist old white people who are deathly afraid that some scary black man is farking their pretty little granddaughter doggystyle, while her boyfriend, who's your best friend's son, is forced to watch. But what really scares them about this scenario is that it gives them a raging hard on that makes Viagra seem obsolete.

Anyways, I digress. The point I was trying to make was that their base turned out, it's just that their base isn't that big. If you know what I mean.
 
2012-11-08 07:57:55 PM
They did get out the votes...of the shrinking base they have.
 
2012-11-08 07:59:04 PM

LectertheChef: Anyways, I digress. The point I was trying to make was that their base turned out, it's just that their base isn't that big. If you know what I mean.


So what you're saying is...there's tons of Republicans out there, but just not a whole lot of them...
 
2012-11-08 07:59:39 PM

madgonad: The complete lack of any ideas on how to improve the country might be a factor.


isn't it something that for all the money Mitt & Friends spent, no one pointed this out to him. it was like a cartoon strip with no words in the balloons.

/Where's the Beef?
 
2012-11-08 07:59:48 PM

LectertheChef: Oh for fark's sake, they were plenty motivated. These are the same people who are crying about the death of America by the evil usurper Marxist-Fascist-Muslim-Athiest-Christ-Killer-Usurper-In-Chief/Antichri st-Chicago-Thug-Empty-Suit-America-Hater-And-Destroyer-Of-Souls. Since before Obama was sworn in, they cast it as a battle of good and evil, and have been relentless in pushing that message. Their base turned out, it's just that their base is a bunch of racist old white people who are deathly afraid that some scary black man is farking their pretty little granddaughter doggystyle, while her boyfriend, who's your best friend's son, is forced to watch. But what really scares them about this scenario is that it gives them a raging hard on that makes Viagra seem obsolete.

Anyways, I digress. The point I was trying to make was that their base turned out, it's just that their base isn't that big. If you know what I mean.


The good news is, it's God's will, and Armageddon is on its way! Or something.
 
2012-11-08 08:00:20 PM
Iowa had its highest voter turnout since '92

obama obama yo mama obama
 
2012-11-08 08:01:43 PM
"the Republican Party has . . . far more elected Hispanics than the Democrats have."

But Hispanics aren't electing Republicans. Big difference you fat, bloviating, child molesting junkie.
 
2012-11-08 08:01:59 PM

Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise


Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago
 
2012-11-08 08:04:55 PM

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 414x310]


Slowclap.jpg

Well played sir. Well played.
 
2012-11-08 08:05:31 PM
He's right. Obama's campaign on the ground was very VERY good and was very effective at getting out the vote. I know a lot of Republicans who didn't vote this time. The bigger problem for Blobbo is that there are more people in cities than in the countryside. That's your problem.
 
2012-11-08 08:06:41 PM

Gwyrddu: Also, I love how Republicans think that if they just show off some token Hispanics they'll win the Spanish vote. It never occurs to them to actually do anything to actually help the Hispanic community, or any minority group for that matter, like passing the Dream act for example. Instead, they'll just assume that minorities are just as racist as they are.


Hey, now. Operation "See! We got one too!" almost worked with Michael Steele, Herman Cain, and Sarah Palin.
 
2012-11-08 08:07:25 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

"This is all your fault, Marge".
 
2012-11-08 08:07:59 PM
Wait, you lost an election because not enough people voted for you?! This is shocking news!
 
2012-11-08 08:08:11 PM
FTFA: "[Republicans] didn't lose because of demographics; 3 million of their voters stayed home."

Then, by definition, they are NOT republican voters.
 
2012-11-08 08:08:12 PM

Mugato: The truth is that Rush is an addict balls deep in a Dominican boy.


That's all you had to say.
 
2012-11-08 08:09:08 PM

gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago


More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years
 
2012-11-08 08:09:23 PM
Conservatives got all the votes they were gonna get. The parasites out-number the host population, and you can actually get them to put down the crack pipe and disengage from their homosexual sodomy for a day and go vote on the presidential election days when a drug addicted homotard like Obama is on the ballot.
 
2012-11-08 08:09:32 PM
Here's the GOPs base on Puerto Rican statehood:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956809/posts#comment

Good luck with that.
 
2012-11-08 08:11:53 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Conservatives got all the votes they were gonna get. The parasites out-number the host population, and you can actually get them to put down the crack pipe and disengage from their homosexual sodomy for a day and go vote on the presidential election days when a drug addicted homotard like Obama is on the ballot.


Eh... 6/10. The "drug addicted homotard like Obama" was a bit much, but worth a chuckle.
 
2012-11-08 08:12:26 PM
bigbaddie.com

The "silent majority" is still real to me, dammit!!!
 
2012-11-08 08:13:31 PM

Sneakernets: I'm starting to record his shows this week. It's a good reference to understand what my mom thinks.


I just finished a conversation where my Mom said "Why did you guys vote Obama? Every person owes 220k in debt to pay back, and I won't be working soon, so you young kids are on her own!" Then she started cackling maniacally and walked off.
 
2012-11-08 08:13:58 PM

Therion: [25.media.tumblr.com image 480x320]

"We voted as hard as we could!"


The guy in the back is even cupping the balls. That's thoughtful.
 
2012-11-08 08:14:01 PM

neenerist: Reason #4,512,092: November 6 is my birthday.

[i48.tinypic.com image 526x395]


Holy crap, flashback fuel:
i48.tinypic.com

/sorry Marilyn
//first Bloom County strip I read
 
2012-11-08 08:14:03 PM

shastacola: Here's the GOPs base on Puerto Rican statehood:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956809/posts#comment

Good luck with that.


funny thing about 51 is that its a pentagonal number, so we would put the starts.....into the shape of a star

/you will never guess where I learned that
 
2012-11-08 08:15:23 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

"But we vote from there!"
 
2012-11-08 08:16:49 PM
We will never know for sure, but wouldn't it be funny if Romney lost because Republicans were simply too lazy to vote?
 
2012-11-08 08:20:23 PM

Mugato: That's a lot of invisible dicks.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 480x320]


waaay too much teeth on the third blond chick back!
 
2012-11-08 08:20:29 PM

ATRDCI: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956809/posts#comment


1-media-cdn.foolz.us

These people are... I don't even know. Insane. Non compos mentis.
 
2012-11-08 08:20:36 PM

Mugato: That's a lot of invisible dicks.


Lotta visible ones, too.
 
2012-11-08 08:21:03 PM

ATRDCI: More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years


Those who have little to no memory of the Soviet Union should not be compared to the refugees and this election shows that.
 
2012-11-08 08:22:32 PM

Mugato: That's a lot of invisible dicks.


I can see them just fine.
 
2012-11-08 08:23:42 PM
The politician who takes from Peter and gives to Paul will always have the enthusiastic support of Paul.

That's all you need to know about this election.

/surprised that a fellow Missouri boy like Rush didn't get that.
 
2012-11-08 08:24:19 PM
No, you didn't need to motivate your base, they were motivated enough by their dislike of Obama; you needed to appeal to moderates, but you turned them away from you and towards Obama - by your attempts to motivate the base.
 
2012-11-08 08:26:06 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Mugato: That's a lot of invisible dicks.

Lotta visible ones, too.


You win for the day, goodnight.
 
2012-11-08 08:27:01 PM

olomana: ArcadianRefugee: Mugato: That's a lot of invisible dicks.

Lotta visible ones, too.

You win for the day, goodnight.


Hey, I deserve some credit, I set him up.
 
2012-11-08 08:27:34 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Big money make mistakes.
 
2012-11-08 08:28:18 PM

cchris_39: The politician who takes from Peter and gives to Paul will always have the enthusiastic support of Paul.


Yeah, but unfortunately for the Repubs, they can steal from workers to give to the rich all day but there's just not enough rich people to win an election with only their support.
 
2012-11-08 08:28:40 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: ATRDCI: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956809/posts#comment

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 400x400]

These people are... I don't even know. Insane. Non compos mentis.


Yeah, as a Texan, I find it farking hilarious that farking FREEPERS are doing the whole "yeah X will be good because it will fill in for Texas when it secedes" in the sort of dismissive tone that most have when they make that statment, as in "Man, those crazies in Texas are WAAAAAYYYYYY to the right of me"

They do know that we have over twice as many hispanics as Puerto Rico and elect gay mayors and stuff right?

/also there is the obligatory "6 more and we have 57 hurr hurr"
 
2012-11-08 08:30:35 PM
Funny how the day before the election my GOP friends were insisting that they were going to win because Romney had the better ground game and was turning out more voters because he had heart.
 
2012-11-08 08:31:48 PM
on the plus side Rush did just get a guaranteed four more years of bogeyman material
 
2012-11-08 08:33:37 PM
Idiot. Willful idiot.
 
2012-11-08 08:34:01 PM
So I was on the White People Mourning Romney Tumblr and this just cracked me up.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-08 08:34:36 PM

cchris_39: The politician who takes from Peter and gives to Paul will always have the enthusiastic support of Paul


So why didn't Romney have the support of "the 53%" as he calls them? He's for taking things from the poor and giving them to the wealthy.
 
2012-11-08 08:35:57 PM
rynthetyn: because he had heart.

toptenfilmz.com
 
2012-11-08 08:36:32 PM

Nuclear Monk: He's right, you know. I just wasn't motivated to get out there and vote because I didn't feel Mitt was pushing a strong enough pro-rape, pro-prayer, pro-shunning, anti-regulation policy platforms.


Hopefully their next batch of candidates will fix that.
 
2012-11-08 08:36:52 PM

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


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-08 08:37:02 PM
Turn Medicare into a casino run by the rich?

Take away healthcare rights for children?

How could you go wrong with that?
 
2012-11-08 08:37:18 PM

cchris_39: The politician who takes from Peter and gives to Paul will always have the enthusiastic support of Paul.


You mean people will vote for their own economic interests?!?
 
2012-11-08 08:40:25 PM
And yet Romney did his job, solidifying the Mormon affinity for the GOP.
And they are the fastest growing white people demographic. They breed faster than Catholics these days.
 
2012-11-08 08:42:13 PM
0.tqn.com
 
2012-11-08 08:43:07 PM

Hilarity_N_Sues: [upload.wikimedia.org image 454x599]

Big money make mistakes.


Big money got no soul.
 
2012-11-08 08:43:34 PM

J Noble Daggett: And yet Romney did his job, solidifying the Mormon affinity for the GOP.
And they are the fastest growing white people demographic. They breed faster than Catholics these days.


White people are going to have to start inbreeding more if they want to stay white, the way the US is going.
 
2012-11-08 08:44:28 PM

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


Except it may be wrong. 3 million spread evenly across the 50 states with Obama getting the same votes only flips Florida and Ohio with Virginia at a razor thin margin which wouldn't matter because Obama still wins the electoral college 272-266. See Nate Silver's recent post on how it may have taken a 3 point popular vote win for Romney to take the electoral college.
 
2012-11-08 08:44:47 PM

Mugato: That's a lot of invisible dicks.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 480x320]


That's a lot of your moms.
 
2012-11-08 08:48:46 PM

Thigvald the Big-Balled: Hilarity_N_Sues: [upload.wikimedia.org image 454x599]

Big money make mistakes.

Big money got no soul.


t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-08 08:50:46 PM
So how does Rush deal with the fact that Mitt only got around 1 million less votes than McCain in 2008 while Obama got 8 million less this time around? You can argue that the Republican base wasn't as fired up as it could have been but on by the same token then the Democratic voters where apathetic to the entire election.

Link
 
2012-11-08 08:54:31 PM

Thigvald the Big-Balled: Hilarity_N_Sues: [upload.wikimedia.org image 454x599]

Big money make mistakes.

Big money got no soul.


Big money's make the big decisions
Keep hip hop alive, it's just the intermission
 
2012-11-08 08:56:43 PM
It is true that if Romney got as many votes as Bush did in 2004, he'd be President today. Turnout in 2012 was, shockingly, lower than 2004; Obama got on the order of 2 million more votes than Kerry did and Romney got about 3 million fewer votes than Bush did.
 
2012-11-08 08:58:34 PM

Anenu: So how does Rush deal with the fact that Mitt only got around 1 million less votes than McCain in 2008 while Obama got 8 million less this time around? You can argue that the Republican base wasn't as fired up as it could have been but on by the same token then the Democratic voters where apathetic to the entire election.

Link


Whats ridiculous is that even with this vote apathy, because of the crazy shiat that Republican Senators and Tea Party supporters have done. The democrats actually gained seats when the republicans should have taken the senate 53-47

/Indiana tea partiers who kicked out Dick Lugar, how do you feel now?
 
2012-11-08 08:59:18 PM

ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years


Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.
 
2012-11-08 08:59:42 PM

ATRDCI: Anenu: So how does Rush deal with the fact that Mitt only got around 1 million less votes than McCain in 2008 while Obama got 8 million less this time around? You can argue that the Republican base wasn't as fired up as it could have been but on by the same token then the Democratic voters where apathetic to the entire election.

Link

Whats ridiculous is that even with this vote apathy, because of the crazy shiat that Republican Senators and Tea Party supporters have done. The democrats actually gained seats when the republicans should have taken the senate 53-47

/Indiana tea partiers who kicked out Dick Lugar, how do you feel now?


A Democratic Senator is a gift from God.
 
2012-11-08 09:00:17 PM

Kuroshin: ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years

Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.


Well yeah, that is pretty much why Texas is slipping out of their fingers (well that plus the idiocy of Bush and Perry)
 
2012-11-08 09:04:50 PM

ATRDCI: Kuroshin: ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years

Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.

Well yeah, that is pretty much why Texas is slipping out of their fingers (well that plus the idiocy of Bush and Perry)


It's not slipping very fast. Romney outperformed McCain in Texas.
 
2012-11-08 09:07:19 PM

ATRDCI: Kuroshin: ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years

Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.

Well yeah, that is pretty much why Texas is slipping out of their fingers (well that plus the idiocy of Bush and Perry)


Demographics should push Florida to purple and Texas to lean Republican instead of solid Republican sometime in the next 10 years, and the Democrats have some up-and-coming stars from Texas. The current mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, is young and well-liked, and got to speak at the convention this year. I'd lay odds he's eyeing the Governor's mansion in 2014; if he gets it and a follow-up term, he'll be in prime position to make a serious bid for the Democratic nomination in 2020 or 2024.

Imagine a Democrat who can win California, New York, and Texas running for President.
 
2012-11-08 09:07:24 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Conservatives got all the votes they were gonna get. The parasites out-number the host population, and you can actually get them to put down the crack pipe and disengage from their homosexual sodomy for a day and go vote on the presidential election days when a drug addicted homotard like Obama is on the ballot.


Modded you funny. +1
 
2012-11-08 09:07:34 PM
We could solve a lot of problems and switch to vote by mail like Oregon does nationally, but that would probably hurt Republicans more.
 
2012-11-08 09:08:47 PM
Obama got
93% of blacks (that seems too low)
about 70% each of Jews, Hispanics and Asians.

Mittens took 59 percent of whites. The demographic change has doomed the GOP as they have become the defacto white peoples party just like the Democrats are the defacto minority party.

Ramzpaul on the election

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.
 
2012-11-08 09:12:31 PM

ATRDCI: Anenu: So how does Rush deal with the fact that Mitt only got around 1 million less votes than McCain in 2008 while Obama got 8 million less this time around? You can argue that the Republican base wasn't as fired up as it could have been but on by the same token then the Democratic voters where apathetic to the entire election.

Link

Whats ridiculous is that even with this vote apathy, because of the crazy shiat that Republican Senators and Tea Party supporters have done. The democrats actually gained seats when the republicans should have taken the senate 53-47

/Indiana tea partiers who kicked out Dick Lugar, how do you feel now?


So you are saying that if they had not went ""full"" batshiat crazy over SociliZum that they would have controll of house ,senate and presidency. That is a scary thought.
 
2012-11-08 09:13:20 PM

elchip: ATRDCI: Kuroshin: ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years

Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.

Well yeah, that is pretty much why Texas is slipping out of their fingers (well that plus the idiocy of Bush and Perry)

It's not slipping very fast. Romney outperformed McCain in Texas.


yeah, and Obama had 8 million less vote this go around than the last round. Romney only won by about a million votes, and in the next four years Texas is projected to grow by 2 million people. Assuming the Republican party stays where it is (or goes farther right I suppose) this group demographically will overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. If they can time a good ground game with a Castro nomination, the Democrats will take Texas away from its southern sisters
 
2012-11-08 09:13:26 PM

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.
 
2012-11-08 09:14:10 PM

qorkfiend: ATRDCI: Kuroshin: ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years

Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.

Well yeah, that is pretty much why Texas is slipping out of their fingers (well that plus the idiocy of Bush and Perry)

Demographics should push Florida to purple and Texas to lean Republican instead of solid Republican sometime in the next 10 years, and the Democrats have some up-and-coming stars from Texas. The current mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, is young and well-liked, and got to speak at the convention this year. I'd lay odds he's eyeing the Governor's mansion in 2014; if he gets it and a follow-up term, he'll be in prime position to make a serious bid for the Democratic nomination in 2020 or 2024.

Imagine a Democrat who can win California, New York, and Texas running for President.


Florida has always been far more purple than the makeup of the state legislature suggests. Whole place is just gerrymandered to death in order to retain a permanent Republican majority.
 
2012-11-08 09:14:44 PM
No, you lost because your party's message is on the wrong side of history. America is changing, the GOP must accept reality and quit trying to invent their own.
 
2012-11-08 09:14:48 PM

mobile_home_refush: ATRDCI: Anenu: So how does Rush deal with the fact that Mitt only got around 1 million less votes than McCain in 2008 while Obama got 8 million less this time around? You can argue that the Republican base wasn't as fired up as it could have been but on by the same token then the Democratic voters where apathetic to the entire election.

Link

Whats ridiculous is that even with this vote apathy, because of the crazy shiat that Republican Senators and Tea Party supporters have done. The democrats actually gained seats when the republicans should have taken the senate 53-47

/Indiana tea partiers who kicked out Dick Lugar, how do you feel now?

So you are saying that if they had not went ""full"" batshiat crazy over SociliZum that they would have controll of house ,senate and presidency. That is a scary thought.


And over Supreme Court appointments
 
2012-11-08 09:15:31 PM

elchip: ATRDCI: Kuroshin: ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years

Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.

Well yeah, that is pretty much why Texas is slipping out of their fingers (well that plus the idiocy of Bush and Perry)

It's not slipping very fast. Romney outperformed McCain in Texas.


If Obama would have put in a ground game here in Texas ; I think we would have turned blue.
 
2012-11-08 09:15:52 PM
By coming up with reasons they *should* have won, but didn't, the GOP is just marketing the idea that they did, indeed, win, although they lost.

Expect more division. It's good for business, even though it's bad for America.

Continue to declare your neighbors to be your enemies. Fight against your daughters dating outside of your political beliefs. Disown your children. Keep America strong.
 
2012-11-08 09:15:55 PM
skykid: So I was on the White People Mourning Romney Tumblr and this just cracked me up.

You know what gets me on that site? Pictures of children upset at a Romney loss.

They don't know why they're there. They don't understand the political process and the implications of an election. They blindly support someone because they have been instilled with a team mentality. They are simply dejected because they tasted defeat, yet they are ignorant as to why their side was beaten. They are a pretty good analog for the standard Republican voter.
 
2012-11-08 09:19:07 PM

Vectron: The media still did him no favors.


Golden mean rationalizations. ABC, CBS, PBS, I saw none of them ever called Romney on his flips, flops and embarrassing factual distortions. He got a free ride from popular mainstream media while Fox and AM talk made Pravda proud on his behalf. To the end network news played right along with the Right's smoke screen ploy, to the last day searching for the Benghazi fire. Mitt had in any rational, objective sense a huge media advantage and lost because people were smart enough to see through it. Romney succeeded in getting the scare vote out, just not the one he intended.
 
2012-11-08 09:20:04 PM

Thigvald the Big-Balled: Hilarity_N_Sues: [upload.wikimedia.org image 454x599]

Big money make mistakes.

Big money got no soul.


♫♫ Yeah, his show is there to vent
*dun dun dun dunnnnnn*
Contempt for lib'ral government
*dun dun dun dunnnnnn*
Full of outrage and discontent
*dun dun dun dunnnnnn*
He knows sponsors aren't permanent...
But derp is!

And what you say about the EIB
Is what you say about the GOP
Catch the teabags, catch the rubes
Catch the oxys, catch the lube ♫♫
 
2012-11-08 09:21:26 PM

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.
 
2012-11-08 09:22:10 PM
I'm baffled by this willful blindness. Its quite simple. Most people aren't intolerant extremists. If you espouse such principles, you won't appeal to most people.
 
2012-11-08 09:26:09 PM

Massa Damnata: I'm baffled by this willful blindness. Its quite simple. Most people aren't intolerant extremists. If you espouse such principles, you won't appeal to most people.


It's not willful blindness.

It's aggressive marketing.

That vacuum cleaner salesman knocking on your door doesn't really believe that your health is in peril because of dust-mite feces. He's just hoping he convince *you* of that.
 
2012-11-08 09:27:41 PM
If you'd like to read about the complete and total GOTV failure that was the Romney campaign's ORCA, check this out.

Link
 
2012-11-08 09:28:13 PM
They put together a party... a house party, if you will. They wanted it to be the biggest, most popular party in the neighborhood. Then they sent out fancy invitations with shiny embossed red white and blue stars and spangles:

Come to the Republican party! Everyone is welcome, we would love for new neighbors to attend!

Please bring a dish to share with others. If you are unable to afford to bring anything, you should stop being a slacker and work harder to get the money. If you don't have a job, we will permit you pick off what's left on plates as you bus the tables.

All faiths are welcome, even atheists can come! You don't mind if we accuse the host of the party across the street of being a Muslim though, do you? Because Islam is evil. So is evolution. And we hope you find Jesus soon or you're going to burn in Hell.

People of all races are also encouraged to attend! Please disregard the group of guys in the corner that may scowl at you and bark out racial epithets... we'd publicly castigate them, but they brought dip. Can't have a party without the dips, amiright?

Please bring your spouse, as long as your spouse is not the same gender as you.


Then they get pissed and can't understand why everyone but old white guys snubs their shindig.
 
2012-11-08 09:29:06 PM
maybe they should just let the GOP vote at the country kitchen buffet next time
 
2012-11-08 09:31:23 PM

Massa Damnata: I'm baffled by this willful blindness. Its quite simple. Most people aren't intolerant extremists. If you espouse such principles, you won't appeal to most people.


It's a generation change. "Intolerant extremisim" is subjective. Every person is intolerant of something. The issues of the GOP (older white americans) would not have seemed intolerant a few decades ago.
Gays getting married? Fuuuuuuu. That would have been crazy talk in the 1970's.
Unchecked immigration (which the GOP is really pretty soft on) would have seemed crazy decades ago now. Unlimited immigration and the replacement of white america is a mainstream tenet of modern politics. It is seen as having no downside.

30 years from now the civil rights issues may be rights for pedophiles and beastiality marriages.
 
2012-11-08 09:34:30 PM

fusillade762: cchris_39: The politician who takes from Peter and gives to Paul will always have the enthusiastic support of Paul.

You mean people will vote for their own economic interests?!?


The keys to your economic interests are not in my ass pocket, sorry.
 
2012-11-08 09:36:11 PM

Massa Damnata: I'm baffled by this willful blindness. Its quite simple. Most people aren't intolerant extremists. If you espouse such principles, you won't appeal to most people.



You can't be an intolerant extremists if you don't think that most people believe what you do. If you acknowledged that their are other valid opinions that people might hold you then have to recognize that you aren't a superior being to everyone else and that all are equal. Once you recognize that everyone is equal you then realize that you have been a massive douche and as such they blind themselves from the truth in order to continue to live in a fantasy universe that allows them to continue believing in their own superiority because of their race/religion/gender/political affiliation/whatever else.
 
2012-11-08 09:40:44 PM

elchip: It is true that if Romney got as many votes as Bush did in 2004, he'd be President today. Turnout in 2012 was, shockingly, lower than 2004; Obama got on the order of 2 million more votes than Kerry did and Romney got about 3 million fewer votes than Bush did.


What are you suggesting this means?
 
2012-11-08 09:42:11 PM

mobile_home_refush: elchip: ATRDCI: Kuroshin: ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years

Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.

Well yeah, that is pretty much why Texas is slipping out of their fingers (well that plus the idiocy of Bush and Perry)

It's not slipping very fast. Romney outperformed McCain in Texas.

If Obama would have put in a ground game here in Texas ; I think we would have turned blue.


I'm almost glad he didn't. It would have been close, but I don't think it would have happened, and not only does this take away resources from the other states, but it would have alerted republicans to the fact that they need to battle here. Now they can catch them by surprise

I still wished they had made ground game in the senate race though, Sadler could have beaten Cruz

Vectron: Massa Damnata: I'm baffled by this willful blindness. Its quite simple. Most people aren't intolerant extremists. If you espouse such principles, you won't appeal to most people.

It's a generation change. "Intolerant extremisim" is subjective. Every person is intolerant of something. The issues of the GOP (older white americans) would not have seemed intolerant a few decades ago.
Gays getting married? Fuuuuuuu. That would have been crazy talk in the 1970's.
Unchecked immigration (which the GOP is really pretty soft on) would have seemed crazy decades ago now. Unlimited immigration and the replacement of white america is a mainstream tenet of modern politics. It is seen as having no downside.

30 years from now the civil rights issues may be rights for pedophiles and beastiality marriages.


You know, except for the whole pedos and beastiality folks don't do the deed with a second party that can consent thing
 
2012-11-08 09:44:14 PM
Turnout was down 10.7m votes but most of that was Obama. The Republican vote was 97% of their 2008 total compared to 88% for Obama. Meanwhile, third party votes remained nearly identical. The likely conclusion is that the undecided voters, for the most part, decided to stay home. The difference between Obama-Romney and Bush-Kerry was that the Hispanic vote shifted from red to blue. That sounds like a demography problem to me.
 
2012-11-08 09:44:18 PM

cchris_39: fusillade762: cchris_39: The politician who takes from Peter and gives to Paul will always have the enthusiastic support of Paul.

You mean people will vote for their own economic interests?!?

The keys to your economic interests are not in my ass pocket, sorry.


Maybe the Repubs will get votes when they stop stealing from people and then attacking the people they stole from for being poor.
 
2012-11-08 09:45:22 PM
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.
 
2012-11-08 09:46:14 PM

Fellate O'Fish: Well, I guess even a broken, morbidly-obese clock is right twice a day. . . .

Yes, Republicans didn't get out the vote. That's a symptom, not a cause. The cause is: Everybody hated Romney and the Republican platform. Nobody's buying the shiat you're selling.


I wouldn't say hated. He just wasn't the type that inspired much enthusiasm amongst the republicans.

Thus giving rise to the anti-vote.

Personally- this turned out to be a very lackluster collection of conservative candidates. I, like many others, sat in anticipation, eagerly awaiting that champion, ready to breath new life into what has been dying political ideals. After a few false flags, it became clear that Romney was to be the "one". Yawn. With less then 3 months to go, I gave up hoping that the true challenger would surface taking us all by surprise. Never happened- never intended to vote as a result. That's not true- voting out all imcumbants had an appealing feel about it. That or just voting to "ditch mitch".

What finally did give me that push needed to vote was not the billions of dollars invested in marketing companies or the robo-caller, a lively debate, or a well crafted political slogan, but rather a submission by some insignificant player- in here of all places-- that just rubbed me in all the wrong ways. There was only one proper way to school this individual of the consequences of such a hateful post, and that was to take away that which seemed to wear the most out on his sleeve: his vote. There was no way in hell I was going to allow this individual an opportunity to have a voice in this election so I cast my anti-vote, simply for the personal satisfaction of shutting him down.

Keep in mind, this individual acted as only as the trigger to get me to vote. The whos, what's and why's i voted are a seperate matter.

Turns out- i was not alone out there casting my anti-vote. I t seems there are quite a few people who recieved one political call too many (on both sides), had one volunteer too many disturbing the family meal, saw one too many attack ad, or reached that tipping point during a political discussion. Seems these efforts made to recruit new members and change opinion appear to have generated the opposite effect then intended.

Might make an interesting survey to find out what percentage of voters were negatively inspired enough to cast an anti-vote?
 
2012-11-08 09:51:23 PM

clowncar on fire: Fellate O'Fish: Well, I guess even a broken, morbidly-obese clock is right twice a day. . . .

Yes, Republicans didn't get out the vote. That's a symptom, not a cause. The cause is: Everybody hated Romney and the Republican platform. Nobody's buying the shiat you're selling.

I wouldn't say hated. He just wasn't the type that inspired much enthusiasm amongst the republicans.

Thus giving rise to the anti-vote.

Personally- this turned out to be a very lackluster collection of conservative candidates. I, like many others, sat in anticipation, eagerly awaiting that champion, ready to breath new life into what has been dying political ideals. After a few false flags, it became clear that Romney was to be the "one". Yawn. With less then 3 months to go, I gave up hoping that the true challenger would surface taking us all by surprise. Never happened- never intended to vote as a result. That's not true- voting out all imcumbants had an appealing feel about it. That or just voting to "ditch mitch".

What finally did give me that push needed to vote was not the billions of dollars invested in marketing companies or the robo-caller, a lively debate, or a well crafted political slogan, but rather a submission by some insignificant player- in here of all places-- that just rubbed me in all the wrong ways. There was only one proper way to school this individual of the consequences of such a hateful post, and that was to take away that which seemed to wear the most out on his sleeve: his vote. There was no way in hell I was going to allow this individual an opportunity to have a voice in this election so I cast my anti-vote, simply for the personal satisfaction of shutting him down.

Keep in mind, this individual acted as only as the trigger to get me to vote. The whos, what's and why's i voted are a seperate matter.

Turns out- i was not alone out there casting my anti-vote. I t seems there are quite a few people who recieved one political call too many (on both ...


Better way to word it. I cast a vote against the opposition rather than for my party. Kind of sad that this is where the political process has lead me.
 
2012-11-08 10:00:01 PM

Bondith: It's because they can't gerrymander the electoral college like they can House districts.


They could do a reverse gerrymander and move out of the empty states and into New York and California.
 
2012-11-08 10:01:45 PM

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.
 
2012-11-08 10:02:27 PM

Hilarity_N_Sues: [upload.wikimedia.org image 454x599]

Big money make mistakes.


Rich doesn't mean smart.
 
2012-11-08 10:04:07 PM

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.


You have a very valid point.
They can climb BSM all day and our "joke" of a media doesn't call them on it. The internet will. Hell hath no fury like an internet mime.
 
2012-11-08 10:04:47 PM
Your nickname on Fark was 'Rapeublicans'.

That's why you lost. Numbers are just the symptom. Your party, led by you, went full derp on rape of all things. I mean, good lord, did you not have a voice screaming in your head at that saying this might be an utterly retarded idea? Because it is. It really, really is.
 
2012-11-08 10:14:11 PM

Anenu: So how does Rush deal with the fact that Mitt only got around 1 million less votes than McCain in 2008 while Obama got 8 million less this time around? You can argue that the Republican base wasn't as fired up as it could have been but on by the same token then the Democratic voters where apathetic to the entire election.

Link


Democrats stayed home because they were dissatisfied with the party and/or candidate.

Republicans stayed home because of voter fraud or something. Suggesting that republicans were dissatisfied is commie talk.
 
2012-11-08 10:15:47 PM
If everyone eligible to vote did, Democrats would dominate Republicans by something like 70%-30%.

The Republicans survive off of non-voters, apathy, and hiding everything they do to the from public scrutiny. Because if more people knew the true GOP platform, even less people would support them.
 
2012-11-08 10:21:52 PM

PsiChick: Your nickname on Fark was 'Rapeublicans'.

That's why you lost. Numbers are just the symptom. Your party, led by you, went full derp on rape of all things. I mean, good lord, did you not have a voice screaming in your head at that saying this might be an utterly retarded idea? Because it is. It really, really is.


Seriously, if the republicans don't go batshiat insane, even if Romney loses, they easily take the senate

Lugar would have won easily
Snowe would not have retired
McMahon would not have had the opportunity to spend millions in lose
mr rape easy would have won wisconson
berg wins north dakota
Allen West can win again
Akin never makes it past the primary

just those listed, not counting tom smith from PA and races where the candidates didn't say insane stuff, but the insanity of the party caused them to lose, that still leaves us with a 52-48 republican majority
 
2012-11-08 10:22:47 PM

elchip: It's not slipping very fast. Romney outperformed McCain in Texas.


Extinction burst.
 
2012-11-08 10:30:54 PM
Here's the conservative take on the election from that right wing bastion, The New York Times Quite simply, the dems outspent the Romneys by $100,000,000 and raised more money than they did too. According to HuffPo:

(UPDATE: As of 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Obama has widened his popular vote lead. He now leads 60,193,076 or 50.4% to 57,468,587 or 48.1% with nearly all precincts reporting.

So for a 2,724,489 lead he spent $36.93 for each vote that he lead by. That's why Obama won, he straight up out spent the multicentimillionaire.

And 49% of his superpac donations were over $1,000,000 whereas only 38% of Romney's superpac donations were over $1,000,000 so he hardly qualifies as a man of the people, just the rich people.

The bottom line is you overpaid for your mulatto. You could have gotten one for a lot cheaper. And if you think Michelle spent like a drunken sailor in a whorehouse before you haven't seen anything yet dat beetch gonna be keerayzee.
 
2012-11-08 10:30:57 PM
Everyone knows Rush invades a lot of space.
 
2012-11-08 10:37:01 PM

elchip: ATRDCI: Kuroshin: ATRDCI: gingerjet: Mugato: /is Florida still not decided? Republicans were off their game voting fraud-wise

Romney conceded defeat in Florida a few hours ago

More significantly Obama took the Cuban vote, which a Dem hasn't done in over 50 years

Can thank the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric for that one.

Well yeah, that is pretty much why Texas is slipping out of their fingers (well that plus the idiocy of Bush and Perry)

It's not slipping very fast. Romney outperformed McCain in Texas.



Democrats winning Texas in a Presidential election year is about like dreaming of the US completely using Green Energy and weaning itself from fossil fuels. Sure, it might happen someday and it's a pretty thing to daydream about, but it's not going to happen any farking time soon.

Ted Cruz actually believes George Soros is taking away our golf resorts, and he still won a US Senate seat by 16+% of the vote in an election year where TeaPartiers were dropping like flies. The Texas Democratic Party is a dumpster fire. If the DNC is serious about changing this state to purple any time in the next 3 Presidential elections, they're going to have to pour a massive amount of money and people into rebuilding the infrastructure from the round up.
 
2012-11-08 10:40:25 PM

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

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


Yeah grandma, I remember 2004 too.

i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-08 10:57:57 PM

InmanRoshi: Ted Cruz actually believes George Soros is taking away our golf resorts, and he still won a US Senate seat by 16+% of the vote in an election year where TeaPartiers were dropping like flies.


I'm actually very much looking forward to the next six years, where Ted Cruz manages to keep the batshiat crazy reality of the Teabagger movement front and center in the public eye. Sucks for the sane Texans out there, but, hey, it's Texas, what do you expect?
 
2012-11-08 11:03:37 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: ATRDCI: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956809/posts#comment

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 400x400]

These people are... I don't even know. Insane. Non compos mentis.

Favorite FR Comment:

"But you have to understand that "Hispanics" are among the largest law breakers in America. 1/3 of those incarcerated in the federal prison system are illegal aliens. Many who come here are takers not makers, flaunt our laws, form lobbying groups to support lawbreaking, won't learn English, and in the worst case declare they own the southwest. Hell, a few Hispanic entertainers are openly hostile to whites, for what reason I have no idea."


Really? You really have no idea why they'd be openly hostile? Really?
 
2012-11-08 11:04:04 PM

Hilarity_N_Sues: Big money make mistakes.


I love you.

Can't say it any plainer.
 
2012-11-08 11:05:00 PM

OscarTamerz: Here's the conservative take on the election from that right wing bastion, The New York Times Quite simply, the dems outspent the Romneys by $100,000,000 and raised more money than they did too. According to HuffPo:

(UPDATE: As of 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Obama has widened his popular vote lead. He now leads 60,193,076 or 50.4% to 57,468,587 or 48.1% with nearly all precincts reporting.

So for a 2,724,489 lead he spent $36.93 for each vote that he lead by. That's why Obama won, he straight up out spent the multicentimillionaire.

And 49% of his superpac donations were over $1,000,000 whereas only 38% of Romney's superpac donations were over $1,000,000 so he hardly qualifies as a man of the people, just the rich people.

The bottom line is you overpaid for your mulatto. You could have gotten one for a lot cheaper. And if you think Michelle spent like a drunken sailor in a whorehouse before you haven't seen anything yet dat beetch gonna be keerayzee.


Go back to Stomfront and prepare your bunker. I will personally come for your guns, put you in the FEMA camps, and I will be the last signature on the Death Panel. It's coming. And you are next.
 
2012-11-08 11:05:52 PM

Thigvald the Big-Balled: Hilarity_N_Sues: [upload.wikimedia.org image 454x599]

Big money make mistakes.

Big money got no soul.


Ok. You, too.
 
2012-11-08 11:06:28 PM
LOL... he was saying that if Romney had gotten the same popular vote as McCain 4 years ago, he'd have won the popular vote. As the final tally is being updated, Romney's total isn't as far off as Rush was making it out to be. The problem is that Obama's total has also gone up. McCain's total from 2008 would not have beaten Obama's total from 2012.

Oh, and votes for GOP presidential candidate have dropped from 2004 to 2008 and now from 2008 to 2012. You can make the argument that you didn't do a good job of GOTV (for the 2nd election in a row), but the argument that your electorate is shrinking makes a lot more sense.
 
2012-11-08 11:06:54 PM

OscarTamerz: Here's the conservative take on the election from that right wing bastion, The New York Times Quite simply, the dems outspent the Romneys by $100,000,000 and raised more money than they did too. According to HuffPo:

(UPDATE: As of 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Obama has widened his popular vote lead. He now leads 60,193,076 or 50.4% to 57,468,587 or 48.1% with nearly all precincts reporting.

So for a 2,724,489 lead he spent $36.93 for each vote that he lead by. That's why Obama won, he straight up out spent the multicentimillionaire.

And 49% of his superpac donations were over $1,000,000 whereas only 38% of Romney's superpac donations were over $1,000,000 so he hardly qualifies as a man of the people, just the rich people.

The bottom line is you overpaid for your mulatto. You could have gotten one for a lot cheaper. And if you think Michelle spent like a drunken sailor in a whorehouse before you haven't seen anything yet dat beetch gonna be keerayzee.


You, and the NYT, forgot the biggest budget spent on Mitt's campaign. Fox News. Until those numbers are factored in (at ~$1B a quarter) you are comparing apples and oranges. So add $8B in the republican's corner, 'cause I'm being generous tonight and only applying the last two years to this election. Until that open sore in the US political landscape returns to being a news outlet or shuts down, they're $s spent for the republicans.

That news corp made a profit out of it on top of it all just shows how much the republican base is a bunch of rubes. They pay their overlords for the shiat that gets fed to them.
 
2012-11-08 11:06:54 PM
OscarTamerz:
So for a 2,724,489 lead he spent $36.93 for each vote that he lead by. That's why Obama won, he straight up out spent the multicentimillionaire.

Hectomillionaire, I think you mean. A centimillion is $10,000.

/not really helping
 
2012-11-08 11:08:19 PM

theorellior: InmanRoshi: Ted Cruz actually believes George Soros is taking away our golf resorts, and he still won a US Senate seat by 16+% of the vote in an election year where TeaPartiers were dropping like flies.

I'm actually very much looking forward to the next six years, where Ted Cruz manages to keep the batshiat crazy reality of the Teabagger movement front and center in the public eye. Sucks for the sane Texans out there, but, hey, it's Texas, what do you expect?


Oh sure, it's all fun and games and belly laughs .... UNTIL SOROS AND THE UN COME TO TAKE AWAY YOUR COW GRAZING PASTURES!!!
 
2012-11-08 11:08:23 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: High on You


Can't believe my headline got greened - i thought it was a little subpar and no one seemed to pickup on the obscure Rush, Tom Sawyer "high on you" reference. So go ahead and listen to your shiatty Journey or Survivor or whatever...
 
2012-11-08 11:15:39 PM

Elzar: Ow! That was my feelings!: High on You

Can't believe my headline got greened - i thought it was a little subpar and no one seemed to pickup on the obscure Rush, Tom Sawyer "high on you" reference. So go ahead and listen to your shiatty Journey or Survivor or whatever...


I saw it and enjoyed. Like freewill better

/yes the same 3-4 journey songs get way to much play on the radio but some of their stuff is good too
 
2012-11-08 11:18:02 PM

Elzar: Ow! That was my feelings!: High on You

Can't believe my headline got greened - i thought it was a little subpar and no one seemed to pickup on the obscure Rush, Tom Sawyer "high on you" reference. So go ahead and listen to your shiatty Journey or Survivor or whatever...


** ahem ** ^^^ look upthread
 
2012-11-08 11:21:41 PM

OscarTamerz: The bottom line is you overpaid for your mulatto. You could have gotten one for a lot cheaper. And if you think Michelle spent like a drunken sailor in a whorehouse before you haven't seen anything yet dat beetch gonna be keerayzee.


Oh, FFS. EABOD and GTFO.
 
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
25.media.tumblr.com
 
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

images2.dailykos.com




//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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