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(CBS News)   Romney "shellshocked" by loss. Normally, when I get shellshocked I put in another quarter and try using Donatello instead   (cbsnews.com) divider line 150
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2012-11-08 05:53:46 PM
25 votes:
It must have been awful, to have been completely blindsided like that. Going in to the night thinking everything is great, you were living the dream...then BAM: rejection from nameless, faceless people you have never even met.

Just like if your company had been purchased by Bain.
2012-11-08 09:47:38 PM
16 votes:

A Dark Evil Omen: jst3p: As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed - they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn't reflect Republican enthusiasm.

I pulled my derp party co-worker aside a few weeks ago and said roughly this:

"I think you guys are in for a surprise. By attacking the polls you are ignoring reality. Instead of asking 'why aren't we getting the support' you are asking 'why is literally every single poll wrong?'. It isn't going to help you guys win. Sure some polls might be flawed but all of them? I think the right is in big trouble if they are just going to pretend all those polls are wrong."

His reply:

"Nate silver might know baseball but he has only had experience in one Presidential election. He is still a rookie. You are the one who is going to be shocked."

He didn't come to work on Wednesday and worked from home today.

I've been on vacation for a while and go back to work Monday. I can't wait to see what the resident derpmeisters - especially the douchebag Mormon who thinks Newt Gingrich is a liberal - are saying when I get back.


There are a few in my office, they get together and form a right wing echo chamber within earshot of my cube frequently. The ones that have been back are PISSED. I haven't said much to them because they are already on edge.

It is kinda fun messing with them though. About a month back they were defending places that give payday loans at huge interest rates. "These people have screwed up their credit and have no other options. It is better than back in the old days when you borrow the money from Jimmy "The Fox" and end up with broken legs when you don't pay." Followed with "Yep, and that's what they would end up doing today if they had to. They are going to get those loans one way or another, for their own good at least the system we have today is legal and safe."

I stepped out of my cube and said "Kinda like abortion?"

They glared daggers at me and broke up to get back to work.

It was awesome.
2012-11-08 09:49:45 PM
13 votes:
So, basically, the entire Romney campaign is the guy who thinks the stripper really likes him.
2012-11-08 04:56:38 PM
13 votes:

JerseyTim: "We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory," said one senior adviser. "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming."

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He said "person" not "diabolical wizard".
2012-11-08 04:53:00 PM
11 votes:
"We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory," said one senior adviser. "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming."

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2012-11-08 09:57:01 PM
9 votes:
home.comcast.net
"NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!"
2012-11-08 09:20:03 PM
7 votes:
i566.photobucket.com
2012-11-08 07:41:27 PM
7 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

The Rich White community disapproves of your shenanigans.
2012-11-09 01:19:55 AM
6 votes:
All liberals are lying homo loving economy hating socialists. And I invite any one of you to have an honest debate with me like two adults. No snark, no name-calling. Just the facts. Leave your AIDS at home.
2012-11-09 01:08:28 AM
6 votes:
Found:

25.media.tumblr.com
2012-11-08 07:19:21 PM
6 votes:
Of course he didn't see this coming. He had to write his concession speech right after they called Ohio because he hadn't written one beforehand. That's why it took him so long to concede. Plus you have the website, the fireworks display.....he really believed that he was owed or somehow due the Presidency, and never for one fraction of a second considered that it might not come to pass.

That's what makes this so damn funny.
2012-11-08 05:26:34 PM
6 votes:
Is it like that time he got a bad escargot when he was in France
2012-11-08 05:02:42 PM
6 votes:
It's ok, Mitt. A few words of support:

Hold on, it's never enough. It's never enough until your heart stops beating. The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain, so don't give up the game until your heart stops beating.
2012-11-08 09:59:47 PM
5 votes:
Has a "priceless" post been made for this election yet?

I love the irony of the brilliant businessman who made millions buying companies and shipping the jobs overseas, who went on to spend a billion to get a job that was eventually taken by a Kenyan.
2012-11-08 09:38:31 PM
5 votes:
Wait a minute. Are they trying to tell me that the party of creationists and anthropic climate change deniers looked at the data, decided they didn't like what it was telling them, and so assumed their was something wrong with the data?
2012-11-08 09:33:05 PM
5 votes:
As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed - they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn't reflect Republican enthusiasm.

I pulled my derp party co-worker aside a few weeks ago and said roughly this:

"I think you guys are in for a surprise. By attacking the polls you are ignoring reality. Instead of asking 'why aren't we getting the support' you are asking 'why is literally every single poll wrong?'. It isn't going to help you guys win. Sure some polls might be flawed but all of them? I think the right is in big trouble if they are just going to pretend all those polls are wrong."

His reply:

"Nate silver might know baseball but he has only had experience in one Presidential election. He is still a rookie. You are the one who is going to be shocked."

He didn't come to work on Wednesday and worked from home today.
2012-11-08 08:46:42 PM
5 votes:
Therion:

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OH GOD! I can see forever!
2012-11-08 07:39:25 PM
5 votes:

dletter: Republican's basically went rouge and f'ed up their own parties analysts.


They didn't have a good foundation. I blush when I think about how embarrassing this is; if I were a republican I'd wear a mask ora concealer or something.
2012-11-08 06:08:42 PM
5 votes:
They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney.

They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney.

They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney.

The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality-judiciously, as you will-we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors...and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." - unnamed aide to George W. Bush
2012-11-09 05:45:25 AM
4 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

Is someone going to catch the black guy that did this to her face?
2012-11-08 10:30:29 PM
4 votes:
Romney's campaign should get credit for something amazing. They convinced a shait ton of baptists and evangelicals in the South to vote for a mormon! They not only broke the hearts of millions of conservatires by losing, they convinced tons of them to sell their souls.
2012-11-08 09:55:40 PM
4 votes:
I believe it's pronounced "shellacked."
2012-11-08 08:33:45 PM
4 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

24.media.tumblr.com


www.bagnewsnotes.com
2012-11-08 04:58:32 PM
4 votes:
We call it Post Traumatic Stress Disorder now.
2012-11-09 03:15:22 AM
3 votes:

novalord2: I was quite pleased to read that Ann Romney cried.


They were tears of joy, because she didn't want to move to a smaller house.
2012-11-09 01:25:35 AM
3 votes:
" "We just felt, 'where's our path?'" said a senior adviser. "There wasn't one."

Romney then said what they knew: it was over.

His personal assistant, Garrett Jackson, called his counterpart on Mr. Obama's staff, Marvin Nicholson. "Is your boss available?" Jackson asked.

Romney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly. "


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xtupload.com
2012-11-08 11:09:27 PM
3 votes:

Apos: TV's Vinnie: So anyway, speaking of smug repubitards, whatever happened to tenpoundsofcheese? Haven't seen him since election night. Sure hope the little goon didn't do anything drastic.

I was wondering the same thing. Do you think a candlelight vigil is in order?


Possibly. My guess is that a Valkyrie swooped down and took him and all the other Fark ConservaTrolls to FAILhalla.
2012-11-08 10:55:47 PM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-08 10:53:44 PM
3 votes:
I'm so excited! There's a whole new crop of deep-freeze troll accounts that are being thawed out for our perusal now that the election is over. It's like the first cheeps of baby birds in spring.
2012-11-08 10:19:14 PM
3 votes:
I'm sure it must have been a mitter disappointmitt for him.
2012-11-08 10:17:56 PM
3 votes:
I didn't vote against Romnoid.

I fired him.

/I like being able to fire Romney.
2012-11-08 10:01:30 PM
3 votes:

inconnu: The degree of lefty crowing about this election just ensures that they'll get their comeuppance in the hardest way possible, when the pendulum swings again. You think Hillary or Biden is gonna swing 2016? I don't think so.


You should have yourself frozen in carbonite for the next 4 years so you can wake up to a republican utopia.
2012-11-08 10:01:23 PM
3 votes:
Huh, after reading this thread, I'm of the opinion maybe instead of Republicans using 'community organizer' as a slur, they should have been taking notes.
2012-11-08 09:49:11 PM
3 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

"Like...wait...someone is telling me I'm not getting what I wanted....like....nobody has EVER...I don't even..."
2012-11-08 09:38:07 PM
3 votes:

MrEricSir: Romney will find a new job.

The person to feel bad for is Karl Rove. His career is ruined.


Just the other day I was watching a documentary on WWII and felt sorry for Goebbels.
2012-11-08 09:36:11 PM
3 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

cdn.theatlanticwire.com
2012-11-08 09:36:02 PM
3 votes:
img6.imageshack.us
2012-11-08 09:24:37 PM
3 votes:

RexTalionis: Actually, Romney also had a system to track voter turnout on Election Day. The Problem was that it crashed at around 9:30 or 10:00 AM EST and they couldn't get it back up.


Must have outsourced IT to get a better bottom line.
2012-11-08 09:24:20 PM
3 votes:
Romney Gobsmacked. Biased Boffins Blow Their Own Polls!
2012-11-08 08:30:43 PM
3 votes:
I've tried to remain magnanimous and not say anything to anyone, especially at work. But I am here to tell you, I can't WAIT to listen the right wing radio shows on the commute home from work. I have the most inappropriate shiat-eating grin on my face the whole drive home. The best one I've heard so far: God is PUNISHING us for our SINFUL ways. LOL.
2012-11-08 07:20:11 PM
3 votes:
That's what happens when you don't make a concession speech. You taunted the wrath of the Whatever from high atop the Thing and you got punished.
2012-11-08 06:06:06 PM
3 votes:

xynix: That's what happens when you live in an echo-chamber. I live south of Forsyth County, GA and that's about as red of a county as you get. They all believed Romney was going to win by a land slide and were so mystified that he actually lost. When the only people you associate with are hard right rednecks you begin to believe the hyperbole.


One of the last Tea Derper posts I saw on my facebook wall on Tuesday: "This is a lot closer than I expected."
2012-11-08 05:45:03 PM
3 votes:

dletter: 2. Independents. State polls showed Romney winning big among independents. Historically, any candidate polling that well among independents wins. But as it turned out, many of those independents were former Republicans who now self-identify as independents. The state polls weren't oversampling Democrats and undersampling Republicans - there just weren't as many Republicans this time because they were calling themselves independents.

That is really an interesting stat.... Republican's basically went rouge and f'ed up their own parties analysts.


Damn Fark Independents.
2012-11-09 01:42:05 AM
2 votes:

MurphyMurphy: Minus 1 Charisma: I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why they voted Obama so I can respond. I see a post with 1000 cut and pasted graphs from obamatron.com and a bunch of "yer a stupid-head" snark-comments (which I expected).

See what happens when you feed a troll after dark?

You encourage him.

Shame on you fark.


We need to keep a couple of Fark ConservaTrolls alive for our zoos. Children born a few years from now won't believe that such creatures ever existed till they see them in their enclosure, drooling at Fox News and tossing poo at each other.
2012-11-09 01:32:31 AM
2 votes:

zedster: Therion:

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OH GOD! I can see forever!



sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

Its what the Marines in 'Nam called the 'thousand yard stare'
2012-11-09 12:56:48 AM
2 votes:

BSABSVR: eddiesocket: Did you hear? The party that started two wars and lowered taxes, guaranteeing a massive debt are the fiscally responsible ones.

My understanding is that we spend way too much money, therefore we need to set Big Bird free and increase the size of the navy by a third.


Or Big Bird needs to be fitted with bunker-busters, pull his own weight.
2012-11-09 12:54:41 AM
2 votes:

eddiesocket: Did you hear? The party that started two wars and lowered taxes, guaranteeing a massive debt are the fiscally responsible ones.


My understanding is that we spend way too much money, therefore we need to set Big Bird free and increase the size of the navy by a third.
2012-11-09 12:20:37 AM
2 votes:

BSABSVR: ExperianScaresCthulhu: That's very astute. That Community Organizer's people were on the ball. Being more efficient is how you run a business. Throwing more money at a problem is how you deal with an untreated gambling addiction.

Rynthetyn mentioned upthread (and others have mentioned before that Obama runs an incredible campaign. Meanwhile we've seen Republicans run the Romney and Mccain clusterfarks (and it really seems like the only reason that Bush won was luck, if Rove's recent history is any proof).

Yet we are told constantly that Republicans and only Republicans can run things efficiently with little to no actual evidence to support that assertion.


Did you hear? The party that started two wars and lowered taxes, guaranteeing a massive debt are the fiscally responsible ones.
2012-11-09 12:13:17 AM
2 votes:

TheBigJerk: TV's Vinnie: Apos: TV's Vinnie: So anyway, speaking of smug repubitards, whatever happened to tenpoundsofcheese? Haven't seen him since election night. Sure hope the little goon didn't do anything drastic.

I was wondering the same thing. Do you think a candlelight vigil is in order?

Possibly. My guess is that a Valkyrie swooped down and took him and all the other Fark ConservaTrolls to FAILhalla.

I want Failhalla to be a meme, but so far this is the closest I could think of that exists.


i75.photobucket.com
2012-11-08 11:22:48 PM
2 votes:

joonyer: Minus 1 Charisma: You seem to have plenty of answers for your own questions, yet you won't answer anyone else's. All in all, you seem....concerned.

Also, if you ever level up again go ahead and put a few points into your Bluff skill. You've rolled your share of 1s tonight already.


Charisma checks aren't his problem, he rolled gully dwarf int.

"One and one and one and one and one. Two.
2012-11-08 11:13:29 PM
2 votes:
10lbsofFAIL?

I hope he had a pickle incident.
2012-11-08 11:10:30 PM
2 votes:
His own pollsters were wrong. Should have checked InTrade.
Why do they hate the free market?
2012-11-08 10:51:08 PM
2 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: And all because women thought Romney was going to cut off birth control pills(?) or your favorite actor or movie star is a liberal.
...

I invite any one of you to have an honest debate with me like two adults. No snark, no name-calling. Just the facts.


Please do shut up.

"You're an idiot. Now let's have a civil and friendly discussion." is no way to start a conversation.
2012-11-08 10:50:18 PM
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: So anyway, speaking of smug repubitards, whatever happened to tenpoundsofcheese? Haven't seen him since election night. Sure hope the little goon didn't do anything drastic.


The job ended.
2012-11-08 10:46:49 PM
2 votes:

mrshowrules: There is some bullshiat going on here. Romney knew they were down by 5% in Ohio on Sunday (2 days before the election) based on their own internal polls. Someone's lying.


That would be a surprise, coming from the Romney camp.
2012-11-08 10:43:31 PM
2 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: I invite any one of you to have an honest debate with me like two adults. No snark, no name-calling. Just the facts. Let's talk about why you voted Obama over Romney. Please be specific. Please cite sources. I promise to do the same.


You post that sack of Fark Independent™ horseshiat and expect us to believe it? You're a funny guy. You're also Farkied in piss yellow now.
2012-11-08 10:29:59 PM
2 votes:
www.bradbyers.com

Nailed it!
2012-11-08 10:24:55 PM
2 votes:
I don't agree with the Republicans on everything, but the economy should be everyone's top priority. Without a thriving economy, nothing else matters. Whether your issue is birth control, gay marriage or legalizing marijuana - look I agree with all of those things as well, but as a logical human being that regularly exercises intellectual honesty I can tell you that none of that shiat matters when we're in debt up to our eyeballs and the economic growth doesn't even keep up with population growth.

I am a true swing voter. I'm a conservative, but I'm also an athiest. I have voted both ways. In this election I voted Romney. I am disgusted that he didn't win. The fact that the people of our country voted Obama back in in these economic conditions should scare the living shiat out of all of us. I've been around a while and these times we're going through are NOT the norm, and they never should be in America. Maybe if you're reading this you are just too young to know. People used to have enough to get by and then some. If you're not feeling it yet you will. And believe it or not when the (evil?) rich people feel it the poor people feel it too. Just read history.

Obama's economic performance is staggeringly poor. It's been a complete fail. With the implementation of the Affordable Health Care act we are going to be completely boned beyond repair. While I agree that the health care system was broken and that health care ebing a right is worth debate = Obama care was not the answer. It is cutting off your nose to spite your face. We are farked now. Farked. And all because women thought Romney was going to cut off birth control pills(?) or your favorite actor or movie star is a liberal.

You guys have doomed yourselves and you don't even know it yet. You cheer America's demise. Grab a calculator. We're completely farked. WOOPIE!! 

I invite any one of you to have an honest debate with me like two adults. No snark, no name-calling. Just the facts. Let's talk about why you voted Obama over Romney. Please be specific. Please cite sources. I promise to do the same.
2012-11-08 10:22:39 PM
2 votes:

SnakeLee: This is why cutters can't run for president


Ah, c'mon. Cutter did make kick ass gear in Oblivion and violently crass observations.
images4.wikia.nocookie.net 

Hm ...

cdn2.elitedaily.com

MY GOD.
2012-11-08 10:13:55 PM
2 votes:

inconnu: The degree of lefty crowing about this election just ensures that they'll get their comeuppance in the hardest way possible, when the pendulum swings again. You think Hillary or Biden is gonna swing 2016? I don't think so.


Will we rue the day?
2012-11-08 09:55:25 PM
2 votes:
imgs.xkcd.com
2012-11-08 09:49:01 PM
2 votes:
This article and this thread are making me very, very, very, very, very, very, very happy.

A toast to our president! Hear, hear! clink! clink! clink!
2012-11-08 09:39:48 PM
2 votes:
i.qkme.me

/if you believed in him, Mitt, you wouldn't end up like the McGovern voters who couldn't believe Nixon won because everyone THEY knew was voting for McGovern
2012-11-08 09:38:56 PM
2 votes:
I imagine it felt like all of America was holding him down,shaving his head while taunting him with "sissy boy,sissy boy". Couldn't happen to a nicer fella.
2012-11-08 09:36:34 PM
2 votes:
But according to my numbers, Romney should have won, the planet isn't warming, and the earth is only 6,000 years old! How could I ever have been prepared for this??
2012-11-08 09:29:26 PM
2 votes:
He might be shellshocked, but we all dodged a bullet.

Go eat somewhere expensive, Mitt. Take Ann. You'll get over it.
2012-11-08 09:27:43 PM
2 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

/hot like gop tears
2012-11-08 09:26:23 PM
2 votes:

impaler: RexTalionis: Actually, Romney also had a system to track voter turnout on Election Day. The Problem was that it crashed at around 9:30 or 10:00 AM EST and they couldn't get it back up.

Must have outsourced IT to get a better bottom line.


No, they had the unskewed polls guy running the system-- Every time a volunteer tried to log a voter, they had to sit through Gangnam Style and Honey Boo Boo.
2012-11-08 09:15:49 PM
2 votes:

rynthetyn: BSABSVR: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: BSABSVR: The day after I mailed in my ballot, I stopped getting phone calls and targeted mail from the Dems.

I spent 4 straight days culling lists of voters as we got more & more information about them through repeated contacts.

All I can say is that to stop the harassment you need to do the following: (1) register as a party member -- independents get called/mailed/harassed continuously, (2) vote in every election, including primaries -- doesn't matter who you vote for, just that you vote, (3) pick a side early and tell the first phone caller that you're 100% committed to whichever side, and (4) if you can, vote early or absentee -- no use trying to persuade someone whose vote is in the can already.

I didn't particularly care much as I just said "I've voted, have a a good day" and hung up on them. I just thought it was interesting that Obama's team actually paid attention down to ballot number level, while the Romney campaign went with pure brute force.

The Obama campaign was actually tracking every single voter in as close to real time as humanly possible. Even on election day, poll watchers were given lists of everyone in the precinct they were watching and a 4 digit code to input in the campaign smart phone tracking page. As soon as you voted, you were off the list and focus was placed on the people who hadn't turned out yet. The Obama campaign didn't have to guess about turnout the way the Romney camp was because they were using data mining to track it as it happened.


Actually, Romney also had a system to track voter turnout on Election Day. The Problem was that it crashed at around 9:30 or 10:00 AM EST and they couldn't get it back up.
2012-11-08 08:49:42 PM
2 votes:
Now Romney can claim combat experience.
2012-11-08 08:46:03 PM
2 votes:

DamnYankees: That's amazing. They believed one set of polls favorable to them, and used those polls to unskew other sets of polls.

I mean...I don't have words.


I thought Romney had crucial experience in the business world that made him the ideal when it came to organizing and running a streamlined, efficient and profitable company?

My whole world is a lie!
2012-11-08 08:17:21 PM
2 votes:
The Facebook Teabagger reaction has been all over the map, from spittle-flecked, purple faced runon sentenced rage rants, to Bible verse posts praying from deliverance of Obama's next 4 years, to birther-toned rants asking him to just leave and go back to Kenya.

I promised I wasn't going to gloat over a Romney loss, but after reading TFA, well...

BUUAHAHAHAAHAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA FOOLS BUAUAAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAHAHAHA YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVED BUAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAA..

OK election's over, back to watching cat videos on YouTube, folks..
2012-11-08 07:39:25 PM
2 votes:

timujin: This is what happens when you listen to fall in love with the smell of your own press farts.

2012-11-08 07:28:56 PM
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

Feed him s'mores and he'll feel better
2012-11-08 07:02:59 PM
2 votes:
This is why cutters can't run for president
2012-11-08 06:03:02 PM
2 votes:
"There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."

LOL!
2012-11-09 05:16:05 PM
1 votes:

SpectroBoy: Lifeless eyes. Dead eyes. Like a doll's eyes


That's the kind of face you see stumbling home from the frat house on a Sunday morning, trying to decide whether to press charges.
2012-11-09 01:10:51 PM
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: Hickory-smoked: I'm guessing you probably don't care much for Rachel Maddow, but if it you're willing to actually sit and listen for 16 minutes, she could explain it so much better than I can.

I watched that clip this morning at work, I watch Maddow almost nightly. I think she is a smug, closed-minded coont, but I watch with fascination - how could someone so intelligent be so closed-minded and sure of her opinions?
Also when I say "I don't like" a particular talking head I like to do so from experience. That is not to imply that you personally do not but I have met so many people that despise this right-winger or that right winger and after some probing they have never even watched/listened to them.

Rachel Maddow is the Glenn Beck of the left. Actually she is worse. Her snark is so incredibly cringe-worthy that like a car accident I can't look away.


LOL~! You're damn funny; you should try being on Amateur Night at the Apollo~!
2012-11-09 10:29:50 AM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: So anyway, speaking of smug repubitards, whatever happened to tenpoundsofcheese? Haven't seen him since election night. Sure hope the little goon didn't do anything drastic.


The Koch Bros. cancelled his credit line.
2012-11-09 10:24:11 AM
1 votes:

Dimensio: MAME


upload.wikimedia.org

"MAME!"
2012-11-09 10:17:26 AM
1 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

Lifeless eyes. Dead eyes. Like a doll's eyes
2012-11-09 09:22:42 AM
1 votes:

SwissArmyGnome: These aren't just the ravings of some modern-day Rasputin, a mad-man instituting a draconian crackdown at the state fair!


Wow, Melora Creager has a Fark account.
2012-11-09 09:22:25 AM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: For anyone still reading this thread, here's the Politico article about Mitt's voter-turnout tracking system which crashed and burned on Election day. It was called ORCA, so Politico dubbed it "Romney's fail whale."


I misread that as "Romney's whale tail."

a.abcnews.go.com

...I should probably just go to bed.

*shudder*
2012-11-09 08:15:31 AM
1 votes:

padraig: There are some statistics that 40% of hemorrhoids are due to sitdown toilets


I make sure the seat cover is in the upright position before I do my business.
2012-11-09 06:11:33 AM
1 votes:
Wait... they didn't concede because of Rove's claims on Fox? But he was objecting because of what he claimed Romney's people we're telling him...

It's like a circular human centipede.
2012-11-09 05:10:41 AM
1 votes:
This is the worst psychological trauma he had since he went to Paris for the Mormon church instead of fighting in Vietnam and some French guy told him he thought the US shouldn't be in Vietnam.

This guy has suffered.
2012-11-09 03:49:59 AM
1 votes:
ignatius_crumbcake -

oopy, i really mean -

Minus 1 Charisma 
2012-11-09 01:55:14 AM
1 votes:

Servocrowatian: What ever became of tenpoundsofcheese?

Haven't seen him around at all these past few days...


I don't know. He looked tired to me...
2012-11-09 01:49:05 AM
1 votes:

limeyfellow: It no different than Romney brave service during Vietnam. I am not sure how he coped with the smell of burning and horror that was the burned croissant.


But the French still used squat toilets at the time, I'm sure that was a truly harrowing experience for him, he probably still has flashbacks.
2012-11-09 01:37:31 AM
1 votes:
It no different than Romney brave service during Vietnam. I am not sure how he coped with the smell of burning and horror that was the burned croissant.
2012-11-09 01:27:13 AM
1 votes:

sprawl15: All liberals are lying homo loving economy hating socialists. And I invite any one of you to have an honest debate with me like two adults. No snark, no name-calling. Just the facts. Leave your AIDS at home.


I wish I could leave my AIDS at home... :(
2012-11-09 12:39:51 AM
1 votes:
"Romney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly."

A life of privilege, silver spoons and caviar.

But they couldn't buy the election. Such bitter tears.

Delicious.
2012-11-09 12:23:06 AM
1 votes:
Mitt was so upset that he ordered the butler to commit suicide for him.

/Well, that's what I heard.
2012-11-08 11:47:39 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: gaspode: How? how can these intelligent educated people who work in politics have not seen what was transparently farking obvious? Is wishful thinking and confirmation bias so very very powerful?

Deeply religious people are accustomed to holding on to a "truth" even when verifiable facts contradict this "truth" so long as many people also hold on to this "truth". They believe the earth is 6000 years old. They believe people were created as a species, did not evolve. They believe dinosaurs are a trick to test their faith. They believe the global climate is not changing. Given all that it isn't difficult to understand that they could believe "the polls are all wrong" regardless of the facts. Facts are irrelevant if they know the "truth" about something.


I see you've "studied it out".
2012-11-08 11:45:38 PM
1 votes:
A page full of people quoting this Minus 1 Charisma guy. Republicans arent the only ones who never seem to learn
2012-11-08 11:44:29 PM
1 votes:

Hickory-smoked: I'm guessing you probably don't care much for Rachel Maddow, but if it you're willing to actually sit and listen for 16 minutes, she could explain it so much better than I can.


I watched that clip this morning at work, I watch Maddow almost nightly. I think she is a smug, closed-minded coont, but I watch with fascination - how could someone so intelligent be so closed-minded and sure of her opinions?
Also when I say "I don't like" a particular talking head I like to do so from experience. That is not to imply that you personally do not but I have met so many people that despise this right-winger or that right winger and after some probing they have never even watched/listened to them.

Rachel Maddow is the Glenn Beck of the left. Actually she is worse. Her snark is so incredibly cringe-worthy that like a car accident I can't look away.

Also, not trying to be snarky myself, but before someone wants to tell me how educated she is I just want to mention that O'Reilly has a masters from Harvard and Michael Savage has his PhD from Cali Berkeley.
2012-11-08 11:27:07 PM
1 votes:

Richard Roma: InmanRoshi: It's a little bit too obvious of a Godwin, but this entire article is begging for a Downfall parody of Romney Headquarters on election night. .

There's already several Downfalls about the election, but this one is gold.


Oh man, I thought that meme had long passed it's expiration date, but that one had me in stitches.
2012-11-08 11:25:04 PM
1 votes:
Shell shocked, indeed. It was worse than when he was holding the Maginot line with all those wine and coffee drinking frenchies against the Vietcong. The horror.
2012-11-08 11:24:42 PM
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why they voted Obama so I can respond.


memeorama.com 

I give you 1.5/10, just because I'm feeling magnanimous.
2012-11-08 11:17:46 PM
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why they voted Obama so I can respond. I see a post with 1000 cut and pasted graphs from obamatron.com and a bunch of "yer a stupid-head" snark-comments (which I expected).


See what happens when you feed a troll after dark?

You encourage him.

Shame on you fark.
2012-11-08 11:16:21 PM
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: Fart_Machine: I have a feeling Minus 1 Charisma won't be back.

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why they voted Obama so I can respond. I see a post with 1000 cut and pasted graphs from obamatron.com and a bunch of "yer a stupid-head" snark-comments (which I expected).

Why did you feel that Barack Obama deserved your vote more than Mitt Romney? Because Romney was wealthy? I don't know about you but I'd rather have a wealthy guy in charge of the economy. Because he is a Mormon? Do you think he is going to pass a law that we all have to be at Church on Sundays? The guy didn't even drink alcohol. It was pretty amazing. The guy seemed like a farking decent guy. It's disgusting the way he was demonized.

Bush sucked. Fark George Bush. I agree. But Romney is not George Bush any more than Obama is Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter. Well maybe Jimmy Carter ;)

Many of your posts seem to make the point that "Well the economy is growing...kinda." It's not growing at an acceptable rate. We spent 6 trillion dollars getting us to exactly where we were predicted to be had we not used a stimulus at all. It was enough to write a check for every citizen of the US for about $3000. Now I'm no Paul Krugman, but I'm pretty sure that as ridiculous as that option sounds it would have been better than throwing the money into the giant black hole that is green energy

The following is a list of "green" companies funded by the "stimulus" that have gone bankrupt or are teetering on the edge of doing so: ("*" denotes companies that have already gone bankrupt)

Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($43 million)*
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.2 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel's subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
Abound Solar ($400 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
Olsen's Crop Service and Olsen's Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chem's subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($39 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*
Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

That money is gone. Thats your money, that's my money, that your kids money, your grandkids money. It's never coming back. It's absolutely astounding and you should not be ok with it.


Why u ignore my question? Why??
2012-11-08 11:16:09 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Apos: TV's Vinnie: So anyway, speaking of smug repubitards, whatever happened to tenpoundsofcheese? Haven't seen him since election night. Sure hope the little goon didn't do anything drastic.

I was wondering the same thing. Do you think a candlelight vigil is in order?

Possibly. My guess is that a Valkyrie swooped down and took him and all the other Fark ConservaTrolls to FAILhalla.


I want Failhalla to be a meme, but so far this is the closest I could think of that exists.
2012-11-08 11:06:52 PM
1 votes:

InmanRoshi: It's a little bit too obvious of a Godwin, but this entire article is begging for a Downfall parody of Romney Headquarters on election night. .


There's already several Downfalls about the election, but this one is gold.
2012-11-08 10:59:30 PM
1 votes:
Apparently they were told there would be no math.
2012-11-08 10:59:27 PM
1 votes:
"We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by facts"

--Neil Newhouse, Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign
2012-11-08 10:57:36 PM
1 votes:

Vectron: Wouldn't it be funny if George Bush turns out to be the last gentile, white, male US president? We many never have one again. It may be women, blacks, Jews, and hispanics from here on out.


Such a tragedy... It's getting mighty dusty in here, better put on my white hood to protect my eyes.
2012-11-08 10:57:35 PM
1 votes:
It's a little bit too obvious of a Godwin, but this entire article is begging for a Downfall parody of Romney Headquarters on election night. .
2012-11-08 10:52:46 PM
1 votes:
Think about it. Barring the 2008 nomination (which was almost a curse for a Republican, considering the circumstances), Tuesday was the only time in Romney's life where he didn't get what he want. The only time in sixty years that someone said "no" to him. And that 'someone' was sixty million people. To a privileged guy like him, disappointment is as alien a feeling as the touch of a female is to your average farker.

/average farker
2012-11-08 10:50:56 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Sure hope the little goon didn't do anything drastic.


OMG, hope he didn't Swiss himself.
2012-11-08 10:50:16 PM
1 votes:

dervish16108: Fifi Le Pew: I've tried to remain magnanimous and not say anything to anyone, especially at work. But I am here to tell you, I can't WAIT to listen the right wing radio shows on the commute home from work. I have the most inappropriate shiat-eating grin on my face the whole drive home. The best one I've heard so far: God is PUNISHING us for our SINFUL ways. LOL.

I love it when they blame Romney for everything. It's reminds me of the beginning of Karate Kid 2 when John Kreese broke Johnny Lawrence's 2nd place trophy and started beating him up.


I actually got angry listening to the radio today. BBC News Hour was interviewing some GOP big wig (I forget his name) who absolutely refused to give the Republican party any form of responsibility.

His reasons Romney lost:
1. Romney was victimized by attack ads and too nice to really fight back.
2. A poor education system that allowed Americans to be "seduced" into thinking government works.
3. The liberal media who wouldn't let Romney get out his message.

When asked by an incredulous host if changing demographics had anything to do with Romney's loss, the guy said "No", because - and I kid you not - "I have friends in every demographic" and they all wanted Romney to win.

It was delusional, dishonest rambling, which normally makes me laugh, but I got angry because here was a guy with all the evidence right in front of him and he still refused to accept reality. It was like witnessing an intervention where the addict won't admit he has a problem and then gets belligerent at the people trying to help.
2012-11-08 10:49:15 PM
1 votes:
So anyway, speaking of smug repubitards, whatever happened to tenpoundsofcheese? Haven't seen him since election night. Sure hope the little goon didn't do anything drastic.
2012-11-08 10:48:55 PM
1 votes:

gadian: Nate Silver always reminds me of Buster from Arrested Development. It add another layer to the whole circus.


Ha!

I see it now that you mention it.
2012-11-08 10:43:27 PM
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: I don't agree with the Republicans on everything, but the economy should be everyone's top priority. Without a thriving economy, nothing else matters. Whether your issue is birth control, gay marriage or legalizing marijuana - look I agree with all of those things as well, but as a logical human being that regularly exercises intellectual honesty I can tell you that none of that shiat matters when we're in debt up to our eyeballs and the economic growth doesn't even keep up with population growth.

I am a true swing voter. I'm a conservative, but I'm also an athiest. I have voted both ways. In this election I voted Romney. I am disgusted that he didn't win. The fact that the people of our country voted Obama back in in these economic conditions should scare the living shiat out of all of us. I've been around a while and these times we're going through are NOT the norm, and they never should be in America. Maybe if you're reading this you are just too young to know. People used to have enough to get by and then some. If you're not feeling it yet you will. And believe it or not when the (evil?) rich people feel it the poor people feel it too. Just read history.

Obama's economic performance is staggeringly poor. It's been a complete fail. With the implementation of the Affordable Health Care act we are going to be completely boned beyond repair. While I agree that the health care system was broken and that health care ebing a right is worth debate = Obama care was not the answer. It is cutting off your nose to spite your face. We are farked now. Farked. And all because women thought Romney was going to cut off birth control pills(?) or your favorite actor or movie star is a liberal.

You guys have doomed yourselves and you don't even know it yet. You cheer America's demise. Grab a calculator. We're completely farked. WOOPIE!! 

I invite any one of you to have an honest debate with me like two adults. No snark, no name-calling. Just the facts. ...


Fool me once, shame on... shame on you. Fool me... you can't get fooled again.
2012-11-08 10:43:19 PM
1 votes:

impaler: xynix: That's what happens when you live in an echo-chamber. I live south of Forsyth County, GA and that's about as red of a county as you get. They all believed Romney was going to win by a land slide and were so mystified that he actually lost. When the only people you associate with are hard right rednecks you begin to believe the hyperbole.

One of the last Tea Derper posts I saw on my facebook wall on Tuesday: "This is a lot closer than I expected."


9.30 p.m.
14 April 1912
S.S. Mesaba to R.M.S. Titanic and All Eastbound Ships:
"Ice report: In latitude 42 N to 41.25 N, longitude 49 W to 50.3 W. Saw much heavy pack ice and great number of large icebergs, also field ice. Weather good, clear".

9.35 p.m.
14 April 1912
R.M.S. Titanic to S.S. Mesaba:
"Recieved, thanks".
2012-11-08 10:41:17 PM
1 votes:
...the House remains red...

Reds, reds, HAR HAR, I'm gonna start calling Republicans Reds.

And Fark Independents I shall call Pinkos.

Tailgunner Joe would sh*t kittens the size of Buicks if he knew his party had [unofficially] chosen Commie Red as their colour.

red diaper GOPer babies
red diaper GOPer babies
red diaper GOPer babies
DANCE, DANCE! 
2012-11-08 10:40:16 PM
1 votes:
Romney may have been shellshocked, but apparently the first thing he thought of was cancelling all of his staff's credit cards. Probably did it before he wrote the concession speech.

"Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked."

Link
2012-11-08 10:32:46 PM
1 votes:
Nate Silver always reminds me of Buster from Arrested Development. It add another layer to the whole circus.
2012-11-08 10:31:49 PM
1 votes:
media.teamxbox.com

Way back when, me and three other friends pumped what must had been over $20 into this game and played it start to finish. Arcade at Golf N Stuff. Fun times.
2012-11-08 10:30:39 PM
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: Obama's economic performance is staggeringly poor. It's been a complete fail. With the implementation of the Affordable Health Care act we are going to be completely boned beyond repair. While I agree that the health care system was broken and that health care ebing a right is worth debate = Obama care was not the answer. It is cutting off your nose to spite your face. We are farked now. Farked. And all because women thought Romney was going to cut off birth control pills(?) or your favorite actor or movie star is a liberal.

You guys have doomed yourselves and you don't even know it yet. You cheer America's demise. Grab a calculator. We're completely farked. WOOPIE!!

I invite any one of you to have an honest debate with me like two adults.


Honest debate after that hysteria? You're adorable.
2012-11-08 10:28:41 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: That's amazing. They believed one set of polls favorable to them, and used those polls to unskew other sets of polls


So was unskewedpolls.com just leaked Romney internal polling or what?
2012-11-08 10:28:02 PM
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: I invite any one of you to have an honest debate with me like two adults. No snark, no name-calling. Just the facts. Let's talk about why you voted Obama over Romney. Please be specific. Please cite sources. I promise to do the same.


Oh look, someone who still believes in the magical fairy of supply side economics thinks he's going to have a "serious" debate about economics.

Dude, the 30 year experiment is over. It failed.
2012-11-08 10:20:43 PM
1 votes:
gifninja.com

Pollsters pressed the button, but they ignored the alarm.
2012-11-08 10:19:37 PM
1 votes:
My hubs and I have been jumping for joy and can hardly wait to go to church on Sunday. Yes-we're Mormons, active Mormons and we voted for Obama!!! I also worked the polls here in CO. We had a poll watcher show up at 6:30am to watch, but he had the wrong paper work and couldn't stay. (It was for a different polling place, and couldn't be changed).
I think it will be quieter than usual at Church...
2012-11-08 10:02:32 PM
1 votes:
in bumfark small town Iowa I had THREE different people from Obama bang on my door asking if we'd voted yet

from Romney's camp? One door hangy thing which my girlfriend tore into little pieces and then screamed at them as they ran off down the street

politics is like sports for smart people and I love it.
2012-11-08 09:59:45 PM
1 votes:
To be fair the polling done on Planet Kolob was much closer.
2012-11-08 09:58:33 PM
1 votes:

impaler: BKITU: Interesting still is that this very point was being made over and over to the yo-yos who kept denying that the aggregators were on to something.

Their defense was always "lots of independents breaking toward Republicans and Democrats are oversampled" while failing to see that many of these independents were not actual independents, but rather Fark Independents®. They thought they were winning over "independents" when actually they were just getting who were never, ever going to pull the lever for Obama in the first place.

I remember that point being brought up all the time here on Fark.

If you think about it, it's a bad sign for Republicans. They're really are a lot of people leaving the Republican party. Sure, they still vote Republican, but once they stop self-identifying as Republicans, they start questioning Republican propaganda.


In my experience, it seems to be more like:

"Didn't you vote for Bush? Twice?"


img403.imageshack.us
2012-11-08 09:54:08 PM
1 votes:
Sociopaths never react well to the obliteration of their constructed reality.
2012-11-08 09:52:54 PM
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: BSABSVR: The day after I mailed in my ballot, I stopped getting phone calls and targeted mail from the Dems.

I spent 4 straight days culling lists of voters as we got more & more information about them through repeated contacts.

All I can say is that to stop the harassment you need to do the following: (1) register as a party member -- independents get called/mailed/harassed continuously, (2) vote in every election, including primaries -- doesn't matter who you vote for, just that you vote, (3) pick a side early and tell the first phone caller that you're 100% committed to whichever side, and (4) if you can, vote early or absentee -- no use trying to persuade someone whose vote is in the can already.


What about if we all did the opposite? All register as independents and BANKRUPT THE MOTHERF*CKERS!
2012-11-08 09:50:03 PM
1 votes:

Devolving_Spud: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x360]

"Like...wait...someone is telling me I'm not getting what I wanted....like....nobody has EVER...I don't even..."


Romney girl needs to reshave her stache.
2012-11-08 09:46:10 PM
1 votes:

rynthetyn: BSABSVR: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: BSABSVR: The day after I mailed in my ballot, I stopped getting phone calls and targeted mail from the Dems.

I spent 4 straight days culling lists of voters as we got more & more information about them through repeated contacts.

All I can say is that to stop the harassment you need to do the following: (1) register as a party member -- independents get called/mailed/harassed continuously, (2) vote in every election, including primaries -- doesn't matter who you vote for, just that you vote, (3) pick a side early and tell the first phone caller that you're 100% committed to whichever side, and (4) if you can, vote early or absentee -- no use trying to persuade someone whose vote is in the can already.

I didn't particularly care much as I just said "I've voted, have a a good day" and hung up on them. I just thought it was interesting that Obama's team actually paid attention down to ballot number level, while the Romney campaign went with pure brute force.

The Obama campaign was actually tracking every single voter in as close to real time as humanly possible. Even on election day, poll watchers were given lists of everyone in the precinct they were watching and a 4 digit code to input in the campaign smart phone tracking page. As soon as you voted, you were off the list and focus was placed on the people who hadn't turned out yet. The Obama campaign didn't have to guess about turnout the way the Romney camp was because they were using data mining to track it as it happened.


The Republicans do something similar.

I've worked the polls in the last three elections here in Colorado. There were no party pollwatchers four years ago, but this time around, we had a R pollwatcher parked there all day, only leaving to go out to where phones were allowed to report who needed calling. She was terribly shocked that the D pollwatchers only came by three times during the day, but I think they were covering several precincts, which seemed like a much more efficient use of volunteer time. Also, the R pollwatcher wasn't just checking a list of R supporters, she also had an apparently out of date list of registered voters and was trying to police us as if she was going to find some vast voter fraud.
2012-11-08 09:45:15 PM
1 votes:
"We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory," said one senior adviser. "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming."

i3.kym-cdn.com


When all the polls that are run by people who aren't in the tank for you say that you're gonna lose, you probably should have some people running some contingency plans. Maybe have a 5-year-old on your team who can point out the blindingly obvious flaws in your plan.

Whatever the case may be, it would be comical if it weren't sad that Mitt Romney had to ``hastily compose'' his concession speech.

I would not be shocked to learn that Barack Obama had a concession speech prepared for if he were beaten by Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio was eaten by wolves shortly thereafter.

/No, I really wouldn't.
//It was probably a creative writing assignment.
2012-11-08 09:42:18 PM
1 votes:

Fifi Le Pew: I've tried to remain magnanimous and not say anything to anyone, especially at work. But I am here to tell you, I can't WAIT to listen the right wing radio shows on the commute home from work. I have the most inappropriate shiat-eating grin on my face the whole drive home. The best one I've heard so far: God is PUNISHING us for our SINFUL ways. LOL.


THIS...though everybody at work has been curiously, deliciously silent at work. I relish every day.
2012-11-08 09:42:15 PM
1 votes:
Not to mention -

2. Independents. State polls showed Romney winning big among independents. Historically, any candidate polling that well among independents wins. But as it turned out, many of those independents were former Republicans who now self-identify as independents. The state polls weren't oversampling Democrats and undersampling Republicans - there just weren't as many Republicans this time because they were calling themselves independents.

They lost because Fark IndependentsTM is found in real life, not just Fark. Mwahahaha.
2012-11-08 09:41:34 PM
1 votes:
What's really funny is how much time he spent campaigning in Florida. He was in Florida more than Mickey Mouse. Not to mention the RNC. And he lost before the Florida numbers even came in.
2012-11-08 09:39:50 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed - they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn't reflect Republican enthusiasm.

I pulled my derp party co-worker aside a few weeks ago and said roughly this:

"I think you guys are in for a surprise. By attacking the polls you are ignoring reality. Instead of asking 'why aren't we getting the support' you are asking 'why is literally every single poll wrong?'. It isn't going to help you guys win. Sure some polls might be flawed but all of them? I think the right is in big trouble if they are just going to pretend all those polls are wrong."

His reply:

"Nate silver might know baseball but he has only had experience in one Presidential election. He is still a rookie. You are the one who is going to be shocked."

He didn't come to work on Wednesday and worked from home today.


I've been on vacation for a while and go back to work Monday. I can't wait to see what the resident derpmeisters - especially the douchebag Mormon who thinks Newt Gingrich is a liberal - are saying when I get back.
2012-11-08 09:36:10 PM
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: What was the margin among "independent voters" anyway?

Also, "shellshocked"? Uh oh, who called Ryback in here??


Call ya back, 1930's. And watch out for that Adolf Hitler. He's a bad egg!
2012-11-08 09:36:05 PM
1 votes:

dletter: But as it turned out, many of those independents were former Republicans who now self-identify as FARK independents.


FTFY
2012-11-08 09:34:02 PM
1 votes:
I recently installed MAME for the specific purpose of playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade games. The headline therefore amuses me.
2012-11-08 09:33:23 PM
1 votes:

t3knomanser: dletter: Republican's basically went rouge and f'ed up their own parties analysts.

They didn't have a good foundation. I blush when I think about how embarrassing this is; if I were a republican I'd wear a mask ora concealer or something.


Good one.

I found this and was going to post it.

upload.wikimedia.org

/Shiat, I just did.
2012-11-08 09:29:52 PM
1 votes:

impaler: cameroncrazy1984: rynthetyn: The Obama campaign was actually tracking every single voter in as close to real time as humanly possible. Even on election day, poll watchers were given lists of everyone in the precinct they were watching and a 4 digit code to input in the campaign smart phone tracking page. As soon as you voted, you were off the list and focus was placed on the people who hadn't turned out yet. The Obama campaign didn't have to guess about turnout the way the Romney camp was because they were using data mining to track it as it happened

That's amazing. I hadn't heard about this part.

Yet the Republicans would have us believe Romney was a good choice because he knows how to run things.




subspacecomms.com

We know how to run things. We run things good.
2012-11-08 09:28:44 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: rynthetyn: The Obama campaign was actually tracking every single voter in as close to real time as humanly possible. Even on election day, poll watchers were given lists of everyone in the precinct they were watching and a 4 digit code to input in the campaign smart phone tracking page. As soon as you voted, you were off the list and focus was placed on the people who hadn't turned out yet. The Obama campaign didn't have to guess about turnout the way the Romney camp was because they were using data mining to track it as it happened

That's amazing. I hadn't heard about this part.


I don't know if that's all that amazing actually... it's pretty easy to set up. They already have lists of all registered voters, all they did was put a unique numerical ID against them and then allow data updates via a smart phone on if they have voted or not. Sounds pretty simple to me.

Of course, it's probably witchcraft to most of the GOP, but that's besides the point. For the Real America, the one that lives in 2012 - we have more complicated apps on our phones where we fling birds at pigs.
2012-11-08 09:28:27 PM
1 votes:
Awww, did someone think they could simply have billionaires buy you the presidency? Poor little fellah.
2012-11-08 09:26:16 PM
1 votes:
He stayed far right too long.

He knew he should've turned left at Albuquerque!
2012-11-08 08:31:04 PM
1 votes:

BKITU: Interesting still is that this very point was being made over and over to the yo-yos who kept denying that the aggregators were on to something.

Their defense was always "lots of independents breaking toward Republicans and Democrats are oversampled" while failing to see that many of these independents were not actual independents, but rather Fark Independents®. They thought they were winning over "independents" when actually they were just getting who were never, ever going to pull the lever for Obama in the first place.


I remember that point being brought up all the time here on Fark.

If you think about it, it's a bad sign for Republicans. They're really are a lot of people leaving the Republican party. Sure, they still vote Republican, but once they stop self-identifying as Republicans, they start questioning Republican propaganda.
2012-11-08 08:19:36 PM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2012-11-08 08:16:34 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: They thought intensity and enthusiasm were on their side this time - poll after poll showed Republicans were more motivated to vote than Democrats - and that would translate into votes for Romney....As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed - they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn't reflect Republican enthusiasm. They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney.

That's amazing. They believed one set of polls favorable to them, and used those polls to unskew other sets of polls.

I mean...I don't have words.
2012-11-08 07:12:02 PM
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An hero he should become
2012-11-08 06:15:34 PM
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Sounds like a cross between Atlas Shrugged and 1984, impaler.
2012-11-08 05:42:32 PM
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As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed - they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn't reflect Republican enthusiasm. They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney. That was a grave miscalculation, as they would see on election night.

Those assumptions drove their campaign strategy: their internal polling showed them leading in key states, so they decided to make a play for a broad victory: go to places like Pennsylvania while also playing it safe in the last two weeks.


What a terrible business decision.
2012-11-08 05:26:11 PM
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try sticking your head outside the fox echo chamber once in a while.
 
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