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2012-11-09 09:16:29 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-09 09:19:28 AM  
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Also, I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
 
2012-11-09 09:34:52 AM  
They should have given him a last minute security patch.
 
2012-11-09 10:03:10 AM  
Lemon. Wet. Good.
 
2012-11-09 11:18:57 AM  
This is gonna be even juicer than the McCain campaign stuff.

Game Change 2: The Musical, starring the turds from One Direction as Tagg, Torg, Bapp, Bipp, and Bopp Romney.
 
2012-11-09 11:25:16 AM  

ignatius_crumbcake: This is gonna be even juicer than the McCain campaign stuff.

Game Change 2: The Musical, starring the turds from One Direction as Tagg, Torg, Bapp, Bipp, and Bopp Romney.


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Which, coincidentally, is the sound a robot makes when it's having a meltdown.
 
2012-11-09 11:31:52 AM  

ignatius_crumbcake: This is gonna be even juicer than the McCain campaign stuff.

Game Change 2: The Musical, starring the turds from One Direction as Tagg, Torg, Bapp, Bipp, and Bopp Romney.


I came to say this. And because of the way Romney cut them off without allowing them that final cab ride home, and compare that to the way Obama talked to his staff the day after the election, it's pretty clear the majority of voters made the nicer choice.
 
2012-11-09 11:31:57 AM  
Well, that explains the midnight credit card shut down.
 
2012-11-09 11:32:50 AM  
So: what is the spread on when the first tell-all staffer book comes out? I have my money on 'before Christmas'.
 
2012-11-09 11:33:41 AM  
FTFA: "But when it came time to talk about himself, Romney outsourced the job."

Ha!
 
2012-11-09 11:34:16 AM  
"The trees are the right height."
 
2012-11-09 11:34:30 AM  
"Come on up here, Craig. Come say hi," Romney told his son. "Tell them something about your family, or about your dad, that they don't know."

Craig Romney told an odd story about a family triathlon. His father's opponent was a daughter-in-law who had just given birth to her second child.

"It was kind of in the home stretch in the run there, and she had a slight lead on him," Craig Romney recalled. "And he said that in that moment, he decided that he was going to win that race or he was going to die trying."


l o farking l
 
2012-11-09 11:35:44 AM  

ignatius_crumbcake: This is gonna be even juicer than the McCain campaign stuff.


I wonder exactly how many tell-all books we'll get in the next few months.
 
2012-11-09 11:37:17 AM  
I'm especially looking forward to a catty takedown of Ann Romney by a miffed executive assistant who had to pay cash for her final cab ride home to Allston.
 
2012-11-09 11:38:27 AM  

Diogenes: ignatius_crumbcake: This is gonna be even juicer than the McCain campaign stuff.

Game Change 2: The Musical, starring the turds from One Direction as Tagg, Torg, Bapp, Bipp, and Bopp Romney.



Which, coincidentally, is the sound a robot makes when it's having a meltdown.


Romney Bot ate a Bologna sandwich! Romney bot's HP is maxxed out!
 
2012-11-09 11:38:50 AM  
That's because he was a rich goddamn weirdo.
 
2012-11-09 11:39:26 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: "The trees are the right height."


I'm pretty sure his software can measure them quite nicely.
 
2012-11-09 11:40:46 AM  
Fark users had been saying that since the primaries. Duh!
 
2012-11-09 11:41:49 AM  

sprawl15: "Come on up here, Craig. Come say hi," Romney told his son. "Tell them something about your family, or about your dad, that they don't know."

Craig Romney told an odd story about a family triathlon. His father's opponent was a daughter-in-law who had just given birth to her second child.

"It was kind of in the home stretch in the run there, and she had a slight lead on him," Craig Romney recalled. "And he said that in that moment, he decided that he was going to win that race or he was going to die trying."

l o farking l


Child of a wealthy man racing someone that just had life taken out of her, in a race where someone will die trying?

Reminds me of the end of Prometheus.
 
2012-11-09 11:42:50 AM  
Butt. Hurt. Bad.
 
2012-11-09 11:47:16 AM  
ann coultere was right. although i'm not sure Christie could have got the nomination or won.

there were other screw ups. project ORCA mean anything to any of you?
 
2012-11-09 11:51:15 AM  

Curious: ann coultere was right. although i'm not sure Christie could have got the nomination or won.

there were other screw ups. project ORCA mean anything to any of you?


I've been trying to talk up ORCA as one of the primary reasons for Republican delusions of victory, but the Liberal Media seems uninterested. It's obviously the source of Rove's, Will's and Corpulent Unskewed Guy's idiotic predictions, and fits well with the micromanagement-without-results style that I just know Romney adheres to.

Not to mention that it looks great alongside all of the other tremendous wastes of money that typified the 2012 Republican election machine.
 
2012-11-09 11:51:19 AM  
He is a huge ass pile of money without the class or social grace to make it seem like he's anything other than an amoral Wall Street Vulture Capitalist.
 
2012-11-09 11:53:09 AM  

NeverDrunk23: Diogenes: ignatius_crumbcake: This is gonna be even juicer than the McCain campaign stuff.

Game Change 2: The Musical, starring the turds from One Direction as Tagg, Torg, Bapp, Bipp, and Bopp Romney.



Which, coincidentally, is the sound a robot makes when it's having a meltdown.

Romney Bot ate a Bologna sandwich! Romney bot's HP is maxxed out!


SMAAAAAAAAASH!!!
 
2012-11-09 11:54:05 AM  
It was obvious that Republicans were in their own fact-free echo chamber, but I think it's funny that Team Romney didn't know they were losing. "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."
 
2012-11-09 11:55:01 AM  

theorellior: ignatius_crumbcake: This is gonna be even juicer than the McCain campaign stuff.

I wonder exactly how many tell-all books we'll get in the next few months.


I'd still love to see those tax returns come out.
 
2012-11-09 11:55:43 AM  

Notabunny: It was obvious that Republicans were in their own fact-free echo chamber, but I think it's funny that Team Romney didn't know they were losing. "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."


That's what happens when your internal polls are based on a model you created to make yourself feel clever. Too clever by half, Romney campaign.

It's also funny.
 
2012-11-09 11:56:53 AM  
 
2012-11-09 11:58:41 AM  
Hey y'all remember when that guy Romney (i think it was) showed up in "brown face" to talk to the Latinos?
Wasn't he the same one that told a room full of wealthy black folks that he wasn't givinem no more foodstamps? or something like that. I think he's the same one that told all the victems of frankenstorm that he was against FEMA and oh here have a can of soup. I bet at least 47 percent of y'all will remember that nice video he put out....I wonder what ever happened to that nice fellow.
 
2012-11-09 11:59:13 AM  
I think this is becoming my favorite "post election butt-hurt" thread. I should not be laughing this hard at work.

Stop it! Stop it! You're killing me!

/I'll stop laughing or die trying!
 
2012-11-09 11:59:18 AM  
Everyone jokes about the guy making Gore look like the life of the party but Romney truly creeped me out with his facade of a personality. I got an Uncanny Valley vibe from him like the creepy kids in Polar Express, Romney just felt subtly off and non-human. It feels like there was nothing behind his eyes, a soulless political chameleon blending into whatever stage he was currently standing on.

johnnycat.files.wordpress.com

"the thing about a shark vulture capitalist... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya"
 
2012-11-09 12:00:02 PM  

culebra: The Mystery of Why Republicans Were So Sure They'd Win

"I've got to be honest, I feel like I've lost touch with what the identity of America is right now. I really do."


Truer words have never been spoken
 
2012-11-09 12:00:42 PM  
The only version of Mitt Romneybot that even appeared somewhat close to human was concession-speech Romney.
 
2012-11-09 12:01:25 PM  
Mitt Romney is a clone of every "clueless suit" you will ever encounter throughout your life.
 
2012-11-09 12:03:28 PM  

culebra: Notabunny: It was obvious that Republicans were in their own fact-free echo chamber, but I think it's funny that Team Romney didn't know they were losing. "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."

That's what happens when your internal polls are based on a model you created to make yourself feel clever. Too clever by half, Romney campaign.

It's also funny.


You'll enjoy this article. Schadenfreude for breakfast, anyone? fta If you're a rank-and-file conservative, you're probably ready to acknowledge that ideologically friendly media didn't accurately inform you about Election 2012. Some pundits engaged in wishful thinking; others feigned confidence in hopes that it would be a self-fulfilling prophecy; still others decided it was smart to keep telling right-leaning audiences what they wanted to hear.

But guess what?

You haven't just been misinformed about the horse race. Since the very beginning of the election cycle, conservative media has been failing you. With a few exceptions, they haven't tried to rigorously tell you the truth, or even to bring you intellectually honest opinion. What they've done instead helps to explain why the right failed to triumph in a very winnable election.
 
2012-11-09 12:05:24 PM  
I wonder when Ann Coulter will release her "I told you so" book.
 
2012-11-09 12:08:19 PM  

Curious: ann coultere was right. although i'm not sure Christie could have got the nomination or won.

there were other screw ups. project ORCA mean anything to any of you?


I got to the bit where they didn't even tell their poll watchers they needed certificates and had to stop.

I apologize to every boss I've ever called an idiot under my breath. I just didn't appreciate how much worse it could be.
 
2012-11-09 12:08:31 PM  
The RNC video is pretty good. And they went with Eastwood talking to a chair? Sheesh.
 
2012-11-09 12:08:58 PM  

culebra: The Mystery of Why Republicans Were So Sure They'd Win


So... their malfunctioning android of a candidate lost because of a malfunctioning computer model. How...fitting.
 
2012-11-09 12:11:01 PM  
armagideon-time.com
 
2012-11-09 12:11:26 PM  
My friend of over ten years has been ignoring me since the election. He found out I didn't vote for Romney and went apeshiat. He was throwing the N word around, furious and offensive. I had never heard this from him. He had a meltdown and has been ignoring my calls and texts. We usually talk everyday and talk sports and career but so far nothing.

WTF
 
2012-11-09 12:13:50 PM  

the opposite of charity is justice: Everyone jokes about the guy making Gore look like the life of the party but Romney truly creeped me out with his facade of a personality. I got an Uncanny Valley vibe from him like the creepy kids in Polar Express, Romney just felt subtly off and non-human. It feels like there was nothing behind his eyes, a soulless political chameleon blending into whatever stage he was currently standing on.

[johnnycat.files.wordpress.com image 450x300]

"the thing about a shark vulture capitalist... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya"


Funny that you pick the Jaws quote, since Romney and company were riding Project ORCA.
 
2012-11-09 12:13:54 PM  
The man is nothing but a professional politician. He says what people want to hear and nothing else. He just isn't very good at it

Left wing state.
I'm pro-choice
I'm for gov't health care
I'm for Cap/Trade

Oh I'm running for pres.
Pro-life
No Gov't Health care
No Cap/Trade

All politicians do that stuff, but at least most seem to have personal convictions that may/may align with political convictions.

Mitt comes of as a robot as he has to run all of his comments through 10 layers of filters in his head before he says them. If he had the convictions they would come naturally. The problem (and why he is a bad politician) is that his filters don't work correctly.

1000 bet
My friends own Nascar teams
47%


Side note.
If anyone on the republican side would simple look at the concession speech of McCain, and now Romney, just ask yourselves 2 questions.

How many obviously non-white people are in the crowd??
Does that represent the demographics in the US??

While that seems to be talked about a lot since the election, I don't recall the conversation 4 years ago.
 
2012-11-09 12:16:24 PM  

WienerButt: My friend of over ten years has been ignoring me since the election. He found out I didn't vote for Romney and went apeshiat. He was throwing the N word around, furious and offensive. I had never heard this from him. He had a meltdown and has been ignoring my calls and texts. We usually talk everyday and talk sports and career but so far nothing.

WTF


I had a friend in the army who did the same thing. When I dared question his rant, I was called every name in the book, and some of his buddies chipped in. i like how Bayonets are standard issue in their world, and subs are not a type of boat. Those two things mattered more then any policy or action the president took, and any positive action of Obama's, in their world, was someone else at work.

I eventually just blocked his feed, as they got more and more unhinged about it.
 
2012-11-09 12:17:22 PM  

WienerButt: My friend of over ten years has been ignoring me since the election. He found out I didn't vote for Romney and went apeshiat. He was throwing the N word around, furious and offensive. I had never heard this from him. He had a meltdown and has been ignoring my calls and texts. We usually talk everyday and talk sports and career but so far nothing.

WTF


That's been happening all over the country. Check out this week's This American Life episode: Link
 
2012-11-09 12:18:01 PM  

Jackpot777: So: what is the spread on when the first tell-all staffer book comes out? I have my money on 'before Christmas'.


You gotta know this is true. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
 
2012-11-09 12:20:01 PM  

mgshamster: WienerButt: My friend of over ten years has been ignoring me since the election. He found out I didn't vote for Romney and went apeshiat. He was throwing the N word around, furious and offensive. I had never heard this from him. He had a meltdown and has been ignoring my calls and texts. We usually talk everyday and talk sports and career but so far nothing.

WTF

That's been happening all over the country. Check out this week's This American Life episode: Link


Basically, they determined that the reason the country is so divided is not because we disagree on the issues, but rather that it is because we have different facts on what the issues even are. We quite literally live in different realities based on our informational input from the media. I blame Fox.
 
2012-11-09 12:21:40 PM  

Notabunny: culebra: Notabunny: It was obvious that Republicans were in their own fact-free echo chamber, but I think it's funny that Team Romney didn't know they were losing. "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."

That's what happens when your internal polls are based on a model you created to make yourself feel clever. Too clever by half, Romney campaign.

It's also funny.

You'll enjoy this article. Schadenfreude for breakfast, anyone? fta If you're a rank-and-file conservative, you're probably ready to acknowledge that ideologically friendly media didn't accurately inform you about Election 2012. Some pundits engaged in wishful thinking; others feigned confidence in hopes that it would be a self-fulfilling prophecy; still others decided it was smart to keep telling right-leaning audiences what they wanted to hear.

But guess what?

You haven't just been misinformed about the horse race. Since the very beginning of the election cycle, conservative media has been failing you. With a few exceptions, they haven't tried to rigorously tell you the truth, or even to bring you intellectually honest opinion. What they've done instead helps to explain why the right failed to triumph in a very winnable election.


That last quote reminds me of the debate episode of Newsroom.
 
2012-11-09 12:22:28 PM  
Watch the raw video of him and Ryan order food at Wendy's on election day. It is very awkward and uncomfortable, especially when he orders a "Quarter Pounder".
 
Bf+
2012-11-09 12:22:59 PM  

Antimatter: WienerButt: My friend of over ten years has been ignoring me since the election. He found out I didn't vote for Romney and went apeshiat. He was throwing the N word around, furious and offensive. I had never heard this from him. He had a meltdown and has been ignoring my calls and texts. We usually talk everyday and talk sports and career but so far nothing.

WTF

I had a friend in the army who did the same thing. When I dared question his rant, I was called every name in the book, and some of his buddies chipped in. i like how Bayonets are standard issue in their world, and subs are not a type of boat. Those two things mattered more then any policy or action the president took, and any positive action of Obama's, in their world, was someone else at work.

I eventually just blocked his feed, as they got more and more unhinged about it.


When people base their opinions on faith rather than reality, any disagreement is considered a personal attack on their beliefs, and any argument is perceived as a fight.
 
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