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2012-11-09 02:14:13 PM
2 votes:

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.


I feel bad for you, because I know it's hard to lose a buddy, but if your friend thinks that the N-word is ever appropriate, much less to biatch about an election, maybe you need a better class of friend.
2012-11-09 01:41:30 PM
2 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: The only version of Mitt Romneybot that even appeared somewhat close to human was concession-speech Romney.


That was funny, wasn't it? And although I know exactly what kind of person he is, I still felt sorry for him then. You could tell that he was completely stunned and had been crying.

I heard this story on the radio, and this was the part that struck me: where they say that he failed at describing what kind of person he was, and if he did try, his examples were just not right. The Romneybot, like a lot of people have said already, has a personality disorder. These people have no freaking identity of their own, and that's why you can't just ask them what kind of person they are--they have to wait for clues from the person they're talking to, to find out what kind of person the other wants them to be. Then that's who they are. So much for "Mitt doesn't like talking about himself."

As long as they know who they're dealing with, people with personality disorders can be charming as hell. But unscripted and in front of strangers, they're a mess. They don't really have any identity of their own, and they don't know how to present themselves without preparation and knowledge of what the audience wants.

That's exactly how this story sounded to me. George Bush--same thing. The guy was just a puppet for whoever was telling him what to do, and how to think. Unscripted, (like those famous few minutes while he was reading My Pet Goat), he didn't know what to do. He literally did not know how to react to the biggest moment of his Presidency, because no one was there to tell him.

You can think that Obama is arrogant, clueless, or whatever, but you never get a sense from him that he isn't secure in his own skin.
2012-11-09 12:17:22 PM
2 votes:

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 12:03:28 PM
2 votes:

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 12:00:42 PM
2 votes:
The only version of Mitt Romneybot that even appeared somewhat close to human was concession-speech Romney.
2012-11-09 11:47:16 AM
2 votes:
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 11:31:52 AM
2 votes:

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 03:36:00 PM
1 votes:

Some 'Splainin' To Do: milsorgen: mobile_home_refush: 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.

6/10 Strong start, lousy finish,

I'd bump it to an 8. It was engaging enough that I read it all the way to the end just to see where he was going with it.


Sheesh! I was way off! I thought it was humour!
2012-11-09 01:32:19 PM
1 votes:
If you don't understand your friends' behavior, it's likely you don't know them as well as you thought you did.
All these mysterious rants and outbursts are easily explained by a common but unpopular personality trait.
2012-11-09 12:56:42 PM
1 votes:

WienerButt: My buddy ...


Sounds like an asshole.
2012-11-09 12:46:34 PM
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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.


Seems to be a common story these last couple of days... I had an old friend from high school, who I haven't even talked to until the day after the election, go apeshiat on me on a friend's facebook page because I posted a link from factcheck.org detailing which president started the free phone for low-income citizens program after she made a remark about how "Lazy welfare" people were using their free "Obama phones" to post celebratory remarks on facebook and twitter...

I mean she went apeshiat... Facts are so infuriating to some people.

They really were living in a bubble where Romney was going to win in a landslide, I guess.
2012-11-09 12:44:43 PM
1 votes:

Lollipop165: Kazrath: Romney lost because Republican ideology is not what people want. McCain lost for the same reason. Seriously Republicans, we don't want your brand of crazy leading the country.

Although I consider myself relatively liberal, I was very split when I found out McCain would be running on the Republican end of things. The difference between McCain and Romney, imho, is while I don't agree with McCain on all issues, I don't think he's an asshole and I do in fact respect his opinion. Until the national election, that was. Then he went all derptastic and I realized this wasn't the McCain I knew. And then he hired Palin and well, that was the end for me.


Dems and Libs had a lot of respect for McCain - he was a moderate; he was an ACTUAL war hero, not some chickenhawk; he didn't think war was the answer to everything; he didn't resort to personal attacks. It was the wrong time for him to run; 8 years of shiat under Bush, young people were politically active again, people eager to be on the right side of history, he was too old, and Palin terrified everyone.

It's a goddamn shame.

If McCain was president in 2000 instead of Bush Lite, the world would be a different place today.
2012-11-09 12:32:03 PM
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Kazrath: Romney lost because Republican ideology is not what people want. McCain lost for the same reason. Seriously Republicans, we don't want your brand of crazy leading the country.


Although I consider myself relatively liberal, I was very split when I found out McCain would be running on the Republican end of things. The difference between McCain and Romney, imho, is while I don't agree with McCain on all issues, I don't think he's an asshole and I do in fact respect his opinion. Until the national election, that was. Then he went all derptastic and I realized this wasn't the McCain I knew. And then he hired Palin and well, that was the end for me.
2012-11-09 12:27:20 PM
1 votes:

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


FTA: "For the project, Romney aides gathered about 34,000 volunteers spread across the swing states to send in information about what was happening at the polls. "The project operates via a web-based app volunteers use to relay the most up-to-date poll information to a 'national dashboard' at the Boston headquarters," said a campaign email on election eve. "From there, data will be interpreted and utilized to plan voter turnout tactics on Election Day."


LMFAO, they based their intelligence gathering on 34,000 "Romney Supporters"? Relied on a bunch of right wing blogtards to provide accurate information?

Delicious.
2012-11-09 12:26:05 PM
1 votes:
Romney lost because Republican ideology is not what people want. McCain lost for the same reason. Seriously Republicans, we don't want your brand of crazy leading the country.
2012-11-09 12:25:39 PM
1 votes:

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


Fark em. Life's too short to waste time with assholes like that voluntarily.
2012-11-09 12:20:01 PM
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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 12:01:25 PM
1 votes:
Mitt Romney is a clone of every "clueless suit" you will ever encounter throughout your life.
2012-11-09 11:56:53 AM
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2012-11-09 11:51:15 AM
1 votes:

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 11:37:17 AM
1 votes:
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 11:35:44 AM
1 votes:

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 11:32:50 AM
1 votes:
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 11:31:57 AM
1 votes:
Well, that explains the midnight credit card shut down.
2012-11-09 09:19:28 AM
1 votes:
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Also, I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
 
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