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2012-11-10 01:09:14 PM  
8 votes:

marius2: Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.

What is the official cut-off, if there is one, for a landslide victory?


If you're Republican, it's one vote. If not, you have to win by eleventy billion percent.
2012-11-10 02:41:17 PM  
6 votes:

MFAWG: Here's the problem: alot of that electorate is Hispanic and Asian, 2 groups that are somewhat notable for being extremely socially conservative.

That actually could be bad news for Obama.



It's unlikely that he'll win another term.
2012-11-10 01:06:50 PM  
6 votes:
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2012-11-10 07:02:29 PM  
4 votes:
538th Psalm

Nate Silver is my statistician; I shall not fret.
He maketh me to lie down in blue states:
He leadeth me beside the bicoastal urban elites.
He restoreth my faith in the electoral college:
He leadeth me in the path of accuracy for his name brand's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of Diebold,
I will fear no recounts: For he is with me;
His blog and his stats, they comfort me.
He preparest a table of odds before me in the presence of partisan hacks;
He filleth my head with possible outcomes; My brain bloweth up.

Surely middle class tax relief and affordable health care shall follow me all the days of my life,
and Obama will dwell in the House of White for the next four years.
2012-11-10 05:46:18 PM  
4 votes:
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2012-11-10 05:33:05 PM  
3 votes:
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"What are you people doing here?"

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"Shouldn't you people be out celebrating?

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"Do you think I'm out here every night just for your amusement?"

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"Nobody EVER listens to me!!"

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"I'm done."

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2012-11-10 03:45:43 PM  
3 votes:
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It was a very good year.
2012-11-10 03:13:12 PM  
3 votes:

Free Radical: Mandate.


upload.wikimedia.org
"Yes, please?"
2012-11-10 03:07:04 PM  
3 votes:
www.bestoftheblogs.com
Right this way, Mr. Romney.
2012-11-10 02:45:32 PM  
3 votes:
332 X 2 + 2 = 666
He is the devil! I knew it!
2012-11-10 02:15:34 PM  
3 votes:
i50.tinypic.com
2012-11-10 02:15:29 PM  
3 votes:
DICK MORRIS: "We're going to win by a landslide. ...Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes."

So Obama's f won by a landslide, RIGHT DICK?
2012-11-10 02:12:55 PM  
3 votes:
Fitting that Romney got 47.9% of the popular vote.
2012-11-10 07:04:57 PM  
2 votes:

fustanella: How's that for 'small government', rethugs?


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2012-11-10 05:51:08 PM  
2 votes:

heap: acefox1:

The Wilford Brimley vote by phone bit in the first segment was ridiculously funny too.

*beep* ONE
*beep* ONE
*beep* ONE


"Wilford! You can't vote by phone!"

"How dare you try to suppress my vote. I served this country. I was a rodeo clown."

"Thank you foryour service sir."

"Fine, I'll vote by Fax. EEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhghggkkghgh ONE! Doggont I'm caught in the Fax feeder! ONE!!!!! ONE!!!!"
2012-11-10 05:47:41 PM  
2 votes:

heap: for chrissakes, you're gonna end up stuck all pretzel shaped if you keep this up.


Getting stuck all pretzel-shaped is kind of skullkrusher's stock in trade. That, and doing the Sideshow Bob rake-stepping dance.
2012-11-10 05:42:35 PM  
2 votes:

skullkrusher: shastacola: skullkrusher: Perfectly reasonable to assume he is referring to the popular vote in the first sentence.

If only he hadn't been so gosh darned specific:

"Romney will win the states McCain carried in 2008, plus: Florida, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota."

Of course, we also have the piece in which the sentence in question appears.

No mention of the EC at all in there. Weird.


I really want to sample some of your pills. Holy balls.
2012-11-10 05:00:41 PM  
2 votes:

AkaDad: Obama winning Florida was God's will.


If a Black man legitimately runs for President, the nation has a way to shut that whole thing down.
2012-11-10 04:05:39 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com 

Was the best opening to any show ever.
2012-11-10 02:39:52 PM  
2 votes:
I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.
2012-11-10 02:34:57 PM  
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 427x640]

Aaaaaand bowties not only became uncool again, they became ANTI-cool.


Bowtie on a politician often means "I am a farking dork that yearns for 'good old days' that never existed, but I sure do like the concept of all the modern technology of today without the inconvenience of civil rights and all that fluffy liberal crap"
2012-11-10 02:21:40 PM  
2 votes:
Bush claims mandate with a 286/252 Electoral College win and 3.5 million popular vote lead. "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it."

Obama asks nicely for mandate with 332/206 Electoral College win and 3.2 million (so far) popular vote lead.  "So we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together." 
2012-11-10 02:18:01 PM  
2 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: [media.web.britannica.com image 550x379]


Landslide, not Santorum-slide.

/hurk
2012-11-10 02:13:04 PM  
2 votes:
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I love it
2012-11-10 02:01:46 PM  
2 votes:
YOU LIE! (freeper tears).
2012-11-10 01:29:22 PM  
2 votes:

marius2: Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.

What is the official cut-off, if there is one, for a landslide victory?


Well, according to Cheney in 2000, you only needed 51% for a "mandate."
2012-11-11 01:44:16 AM  
1 votes:

The Dog Ate My Homework: Can we really be sure about this? Has Carl Rove analyzed this using Republican math yet?


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/Oblig, hot, funneh.
2012-11-11 01:06:13 AM  
1 votes:

invisbob: and he went after guns the next day via the un treaty. WTF is wrong with you people?
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]

/my front yard.
/works selling guns

//business is good. real good.


Put the bong away before you take the pic next time
2012-11-10 09:25:43 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-10 09:06:50 PM  
1 votes:

moop: bowties were never cool.


You're thinking of Fezzes.

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2012-11-10 07:03:04 PM  
1 votes:

moop: TV's Vinnie: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 427x640]

Aaaaaand bowties not only became uncool again, they became ANTI-cool.

bowties were never cool.


Bowties. Are. Cool.
2012-11-10 06:30:05 PM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: New definition of 'cornholed' in webster dictionary: electoral count of 332 to 206.


No, that's the wrong edition. Getting trounced by 126 electoral votes means the losing party has a mandate to be obstructionist farktards. I hope the Dems remember this should the shoe ever be on the other nostril.
2012-11-10 06:14:09 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: yeah, it's real simple.


'please proceed, governor'.
2012-11-10 06:11:28 PM  
1 votes:

thamike: It's moot which kind of landslide he had in mind because there was only one kind possible, and only for one of the candidates.


if this were charades, this would be the part where we all touch our noses and dance about frantically.

his prediction was crap in either estimation - that he can't have a 'landslide' with one victory and a 'squeaker' with another is immaterial - he's a bloviating shiatbag who bloviates shiat for a living.

for real, who on earth would even guess that the response to his terminal wrongness would be consistency on his part? and why?

i keep coming back to what is the underlining point here - it's dick freaking morris. he's doing what dick morris has done, is doing, and will continue to do - be a bloviating gasbag.
2012-11-10 06:08:16 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: I just like arguing facts and logic and honesty


the funny thing is, i actually believe you think that's what you're doing.

you have all the facts, all the logic, can summon up captain obvious and all of his obviousness...and the people that are looking at you like you just pooped on the carpet are just whiney-whinersons who wouldn't know logic if it legitimately raped their eyesockets.
2012-11-10 06:03:11 PM  
1 votes:
i wonder if we can win a "Dick Morris award" from this one.

i'll let you google that one, odd that a person who isn't known for bad political predictions would have such an award named after him - before this election, even.

weird.
2012-11-10 06:00:35 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: despite what obvious observation


again, you think it so it's obvious. gotcha.

dick morris is intelligent, and an intellectual force for good in american politics, his brilliant insight and topical wit are legendary - and whatever other fairy tales help you sleep at night.
2012-11-10 05:58:17 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: "I don't need to believe Dick Morris is cartoonishly stupid


again, dick morris *is* cartoonishly stupid, even with out this as an example.

it's kind of his bread and butter - it's why he has a job. he's a cartoonishly overstated buffoon - its what he does for a living.
2012-11-10 05:57:50 PM  
1 votes:
I love the one of the reasons that FLA turned blue was that the people sticking it to GOV Rick Scott for trying to suppress the vote

People dont wait 6 to 8 hours in line unless they want to make a point and pissed
2012-11-10 05:57:24 PM  
1 votes:

KarmicDisaster: skullkrusher:

Doxycycline for occasional folliculitus. Not too exciting. Take with a meal or a full glass of water though.

folliculitus, that's... what, hairy palms?


anal leakage
2012-11-10 05:57:01 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: the meat of his prediction


the meat of his prediction was also wrong, incorrect, unbased in reality or worth any more concern than you'd give to a crazy person shaking naked barbie dolls at you from a freeway overpass.

he is that dumb. i'm sorry that hurts you somehow, but...for chrissakes, it's dick morris - it isn't like this incident was required to form the opinion that he is dumb, he's been giving examples for decades now.
2012-11-10 05:51:10 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: sugardave: "Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes." You are claiming two disparate thoughts that give the same outcome, yet have no correlation? Is that what I am to understand here? (sorry, can't watch videos on the plane)

sure there's a correlation. He thought Romney would win in a landslide in the pop vote and that would lead to a large victory in the EC. The reason he thinks Romney was going to win in a landslide in the pop vote is because of special magic reading he has into poll figures. The landslide he was referring to was in the pop vote, which translates to a large win in the EC. When he wrote his mea culpa, he says I predicted a Romney landslide [5-10 points in the pop vote] and we got an Obama squeaker [2.5% in pop vote]


Apparently, skullkrusher is Dick's FARK handle.
2012-11-10 05:47:53 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: he specifically makes an EC prediction. He also makes a prediction of a landslide which he backs up by using popular vote metrics. This isn't tough. It's the obvious interpretation in fact.


of course it's obvious, you think it!

i'm fine with my estimation of both dick morris, and his predictive skills. they both suck, they're both a joke, and they both will still receive massive paychecks.

how that makes anything he actually said into the word stew you've cooked up is beyond me, but the fun part is - i don't have to care - dick morris is still a fat bloated incorrect tool - it's the obvious interpretation, in fact.
2012-11-10 05:44:36 PM  
1 votes:

acefox1:

The Wilford Brimley vote by phone bit in the first segment was ridiculously funny too.


*beep* ONE
*beep* ONE
*beep* ONE
2012-11-10 05:43:05 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: heap: skullkrusher: since I don't have to assume that Dick Morris said something that is absurd right on its face, I can easily give him the benefit of the doubt

ummm...why?

that's his job. it says so right on his resume. his tax forms list 'Absurdity' as his occupation.

hehe I mean I am not trying to believe he said something as ridiculous as some would have us believe. It is perfectly reasonable to believe that he was referring to the pop vote when he made his landslide prediction and again in his post-morten when he talks about a landslide for Romney (as he predicted) vs a squeaker for Obama (which it was, more or less).
In fact, that interpretation makes the absolute most sense and requires no gymnastics whatsoever. He also predicted a large margin of EC votes for Romney but when he makes his landslide prediction he spends most of the time talking about "reading" into polls to get what he believes the true results are. High single digit leads for Romney. Polls measure popular votes. He is using his alleged insight into these polls to predict a landslide. Doesn't take a leap.

Once again the internet tries to outsmart itself


dude, for a moment, include yourself in this estimation.

you're making the case that the guy who made an electoral vote prediction wasn't talking about electoral votes, and that the guy who was wrong in both estimations by a vast stupifying margin was somehow not capable of saying stupidly wrong things.

for chrissakes, you're gonna end up stuck all pretzel shaped if you keep this up.
2012-11-10 05:40:36 PM  
1 votes:

heap: skullkrusher: since I don't have to assume that Dick Morris said something that is absurd right on its face, I can easily give him the benefit of the doubt

ummm...why?

that's his job. it says so right on his resume. his tax forms list 'Absurdity' as his occupation.


hehe I mean I am not trying to believe he said something as ridiculous as some would have us believe. It is perfectly reasonable to believe that he was referring to the pop vote when he made his landslide prediction and again in his post-morten when he talks about a landslide for Romney (as he predicted) vs a squeaker for Obama (which it was, more or less).
In fact, that interpretation makes the absolute most sense and requires no gymnastics whatsoever. He also predicted a large margin of EC votes for Romney but when he makes his landslide prediction he spends most of the time talking about "reading" into polls to get what he believes the true results are. High single digit leads for Romney. Polls measure popular votes. He is using his alleged insight into these polls to predict a landslide. Doesn't take a leap.

Once again the internet tries to outsmart itself
2012-11-10 05:40:01 PM  
1 votes:
Damn, I hope I didn't just replace "the gym in 26 minutes"
2012-11-10 05:27:14 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: sugardave: skullkrusher: Greek: shower_in_my_socks: DICK MORRIS: "We're going to win by a landslide. ...Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes."

So Obama's f won by a landslide, RIGHT DICK?

He already called it a "squeaker." So, 325 Republican EVs= a "landslide," while 332 Democratic EVs= a "squeaker." Apparently, Dick Morris still believes in the whole 3/5 person thing.

Dick, go suck a toe.

ya know, it is quite possible that Dick was referring to a landslide in the popular vote when referring to Romney. Of course that wouldn't allow for the lulzly juxtaposition of comments so I guess there's that

The quoted sentence would say your analysis is wrong.

that ellipses cuts out quite a bit:

"We're going to win by a landslide. It will be the biggest surprise in recent American political history. It will rekindle a whole question as to why the media played this race as a nail-biter, where in fact I think that Romney is going to win by quite a bit. My own view is that Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes."

Perfectly reasonable to assume he is referring to the popular vote in the first sentence.


No, it really isn't.
2012-11-10 05:25:55 PM  
1 votes:

NutWrench: Well, according to Cheney in 2000, you only needed 51% for a "mandate."


If you're a Minnesotan Senator, all you need is an airport bathroom.
2012-11-10 04:46:42 PM  
1 votes:

skykid: 25.media.tumblr.com

This is the new "chessecake" to me. It just screams "I'm sick of this stupid man world!"



...just when she managed to lose 5 pound from her butt
2012-11-10 03:42:52 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-10 03:32:08 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-10 03:22:36 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: I'm wondering about that myself. I've been saying for a while now that control of information is going to be key to future success of political parties. But was this true of THIS election? that's less clear. I think it's safe to say that online instant fact checking DID play a part in helping to undermine Romney...but how big that role was is less clear. Remember - Romney ran a very sloppy campaign, which muddies the waters when it comes to determining other factors contributing to his loss.


I have zero doubt this is playing a significant factor. a friend of mine in afghanistan was all fired up that obama signed the NDAA, and i told him i hated it as well but i hate the republicans that pushed the bs through even more. he had no idea obama threatened to veto it (and didn't, unfortunately), and that democrats tried to rally and knock it down. he said he'd look into it but he only knew what he read over there. farking propaganda is still working even though we have the internet.
2012-11-10 03:18:58 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 427x640]

Aaaaaand bowties not only became uncool again, they became ANTI-cool.


This guy not amused by that statement.

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2012-11-10 02:55:24 PM  
1 votes:

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


They are coming back, doing the exact same song and dance. Its sad how utterly pathetic they are.

There is a 'new' attention whore ruining threads with his lies and BS currently. He'll probably be the new phil black animal ged birther idiot.
2012-11-10 02:55:07 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-10 02:47:51 PM  
1 votes:

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


Romney cut off their credit cards, too.

What's the over/under on this being the final election for some of the Republican base? They've had at least three days of excuses to be made and that simply hasn't worked. How demoralized do you think most of them are to just never vote again?

Which would be awesome, by the way. The less bigots, the better.
2012-11-10 02:47:18 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.

it has been very quiet. even my FB conservative friends are almost completely shut down. I think they're still in shock. that should have worn off by next week though.


Not the case for me. They've gone full retard.
2012-11-10 02:46:08 PM  
1 votes:

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


it has been very quiet. even my FB conservative friends are almost completely shut down. I think they're still in shock. that should have worn off by next week though.
2012-11-10 02:44:40 PM  
1 votes:

DubyaHater: Mind of the North Star: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x313]
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I love it

Glorious. I don't care I'm gloating. I heard enough shiat from neocons prior to the election.


I think a lot of Americans have the right, nay, the obligation, to rub it in their faces. The right wing did it in the past midterms, they kept taunting the dynamite monkey up until the elections, and even rattled the cage just a bit more during the elections, but, as the saying goes on Fark...

daveintexas.files.wordpress.com
2012-11-10 02:44:40 PM  
1 votes:
I just had to share this from one of my FB "friends." Talk about butthurt...
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2012-11-10 02:42:10 PM  
1 votes:

the opposite of charity is justice: I've never seen the politics tab so empty of rednames.

Its like the derp-Rapture occurred wednesday morning.


a couple of them have been showing up with the same derp. After they get tired of kicking their dogs at home they will all be back.
2012-11-10 02:39:05 PM  
1 votes:
bossip.files.wordpress.com 

She looks like she's about to start moving like Bernie. That's what happens when butthurt consumes you
2012-11-10 02:37:53 PM  
1 votes:

Mind of the North Star: [bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x313]
[bossip.files.wordpress.com image 500x376]
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I love it


Glorious. I don't care I'm gloating. I heard enough shiat from neocons prior to the election.
2012-11-10 02:35:43 PM  
1 votes:

MFAWG: ....but the reality is that failing to unseat a very, very vulnerable incumbent is bad news for the GOP.


Was he really that vulnerable? I wonder if the sea change in information access is finally playing a role in politics. Fact checking is as far away as the smart phone in your pocket. That's transformational. In hindsight it seems obvious the Right wing echo chamber overestimated his weakness. Just because much of the mainstream media trailed Fox's Ben Gazzy, economy, international collapse stream of diarrhea consciousness doesn't mean it reflected facts.
2012-11-10 02:25:50 PM  
1 votes:
I said before the election that Obama's strong ground game in Florida might well take the state for him despite all the polls that had it leaning Romney.

And they said I was mad!

Of course they are right about that but not for this.

I'm starting to get the equivilant of a slurpee brain freeze from all the shadenfreude.

Not complaining, mind you.
2012-11-10 02:18:31 PM  
1 votes:

wotthefark: Has Rove called Florida yet or is he waiting for the absentee provisional ballots???


He still thinks its too early too call it and is making AP go to the decision desk to change their mind.
2012-11-10 02:17:04 PM  
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: So Obama's f won by a landslide, RIGHT DICK?



I should read my post before I post it. I don't know what "Obama's f" is but I had a good point in there somewhere.
2012-11-10 02:13:57 PM  
1 votes:

wotthefark: Has Rove called Florida yet or is he waiting for the absentee provisional ballots???


If after the success of 2000, if you can't have a governor like Scott suppress enough votes for you, your goose is cooked.
2012-11-10 02:08:56 PM  
1 votes:
For once, I'm going to say I don't care about numbers. If the president had won by one electoral vote, and amassed only 10 more popular votes, I'd personally still call it a landslide given the venom, irrational hatred and scheming to hinder voting put forth by the party of the Dark Side.
2012-11-10 02:05:50 PM  
1 votes:

Satosuke: 50.6% of the popular vote vs 47.9% is hardly a landslide...

50.7 to 48.3 was considered a landslide in 2004.
2012-11-10 02:05:16 PM  
1 votes:
I'll wait for the recount.
2012-11-10 01:59:24 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.


No, no, no. If Romney had won with 272, THAT would've been a landslide. This is clearly not a mandate at all.
2012-11-10 01:57:29 PM  
1 votes:
And I predicted 332 about a year ago and posted my prediction here on fark and elsewhere.

/ Yes, this is gloating.
2012-11-10 01:54:59 PM  
1 votes:

Captain Steroid: Okay, NOW it's finally over. :P


Party's still going though. :D
 
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