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2012-11-10 07:24:56 PM
5 votes:
Yes because if there's anything that makes republicans happy, it's infuriating liberals and making them miserable.

That's like 80% of what they stand for: Pissing off liberals.
2012-11-11 02:15:10 AM
4 votes:
I felt pretty bad in 2004 because the President was reelected after it became abundantly clear that his administration had mislead the country into a pointless war on false pretenses. A war that was leading to countless and pointless civilian and military casualties.

That had all been established, but the population felt like ignoring it and let that bastard stay in office for another 4 years.

So yeah, I was reasonably miffed. I wasn't upset that Kerry lost. I was upset that no one seemed to give a shiat about pointless war and death being embraced as nationalism.

So no, hopefully the right doesn't feel as bad as all that. Because if they do they are histrionic whiners and they need a good slap. If you want to cry about Obama winning, someone should give you something to really cry about.
2012-11-11 07:35:34 AM
3 votes:
I love the "libs were worse in 2004" argument. I wonder if it had anything to do with the goddamn Iraqi war, idiots.

The GOP is angry that the guy enacting universal healthcare was re-elected in a landslide. The democrats were angry that the guy who started a war based on false intelligence, that got 5000 Americans killed, was re-elected based on one state that happened to have a laundry list of questionable voting controversies ranging from fictitious voter registration purges to cronyism in the voting machine purchases.

Golly, I can totally see it now.
2012-11-11 02:45:51 AM
3 votes:

Bill Frist: Of course, Democrats also had reasons to legitimately feel worse as re-electing Bush made us the farking laughingstock of the world (on the flip side, the world was HEAVILY backing Obama), and, I feel pretty safe saying, Bush will easily go down in history as one of, if not THE, worst post-war president.

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That's one thing I overlooked in all of the celebrating: part of the reason the Republicans want to bash down Obama is to save Dubya's record. If Obama is just as bad as Dubya, that means that (according to whatever Republicans think logic is) that Dubya isn't the nation's worst president. Of course, they tried to do this by linking various Obama problems with Dubya catastrophes ("This is Obama's Katrina," etc.) so they could start their little shiatty revisionist history nonsense.

Now look at it: Obama is doing a great job considering the obstructionism of the Republicans in Congress. He got some form of healthcare reform passed. He managed to catch the man Dubya never could, and excelled in the face of adversity. The main complaint about Obama is that he wants to bring the country that Dubya separated back together. The worst complaints about Dubya stem from two big holes in Manhattan, quadrupled gas prices, New Orleans being in horrible disrepair, and...well, we would need a list, wouldn't we?

The part that pisses off the Republicans the most is that it tosses their beliefs about race out the window. Dubya grew up with privilege, had everything going in his favor....and is possibly the stupidest person alive. Obama grew up and worked for everything he had, and today is possibly one of the best presidents that this nation has ever seen. Obama is the living embodiment of the ideal that Republicans claim to be for but never support. Obama is the one rebuilding the nation to its glory. You see a Republican mentioning that? They're too busy trying to find more word games to cover for their bigotry. And they still pretend that Dubya--the pinnacle of what their sheltered and twisted worldview--doesn't exist.
2012-11-11 02:28:37 AM
3 votes:
Of course, Democrats also had reasons to legitimately feel worse as re-electing Bush made us the farking laughingstock of the world (on the flip side, the world was HEAVILY backing Obama), and, I feel pretty safe saying, Bush will easily go down in history as one of, if not THE, worst post-war president.

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2012-11-11 02:16:55 AM
3 votes:
The Far right conservatives weren't voting for Romney, they were simply voting against Obama I seriously doubt any type of outreach made by president Obama will be well received. The far right won't give a shiat if Obama offers Romney a place on his cabinet. What they cared about is Obama getting a second term, they are so insane with hatred they would rather work towards destroying the country to self prophetize the 1000 years of darkness of the Obama re-election. instead of trying to work with liberals to improve the country.
2012-11-11 12:08:28 AM
3 votes:
The answer offered by party mandarins and the establishment press was that the time had come for Democrats to return to the moderation and centrism of the Clinton era

ORLY? So the Democrats adapted by going back towards the center despite what the extremists of their supporters wanted, but the answer for Republican's getting their butts kicked is to pander even more to their side's extremists?

Hmm, OK... Go for it idiots.
2012-11-11 02:59:08 AM
2 votes:

Guntram Shatterhand: Bill Frist: Of course, Democrats also had reasons to legitimately feel worse as re-electing Bush made us the farking laughingstock of the world (on the flip side, the world was HEAVILY backing Obama), and, I feel pretty safe saying, Bush will easily go down in history as one of, if not THE, worst post-war president.

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That's one thing I overlooked in all of the celebrating: part of the reason the Republicans want to bash down Obama is to save Dubya's record. If Obama is just as bad as Dubya, that means that (according to whatever Republicans think logic is) that Dubya isn't the nation's worst president. Of course, they tried to do this by linking various Obama problems with Dubya catastrophes ("This is Obama's Katrina," etc.) so they could start their little shiatty revisionist history nonsense.

Now look at it: Obama is doing a great job considering the obstructionism of the Republicans in Congress. He got some form of healthcare reform passed. He managed to catch the man Dubya never could, and excelled in the face of adversity. The main complaint about Obama is that he wants to bring the country that Dubya separated back together. The worst complaints about Dubya stem from two big holes in Manhattan, quadrupled gas prices, New Orleans being in horrible disrepair, and...well, we would need a list, wouldn't we?

The part that pisses off the Republicans the most is that it tosses their beliefs about race out the window. Dubya grew up with privilege, had everything going in his favor....and is possibly the stupidest person alive. Obama grew up and worked for everything he had, and today is possibly one of the best presidents that this nation has ever seen. Obama is the living embodiment of the ideal that Republicans claim to be for but never support. Obama is the one rebuilding the nation to its glory. You see a Republican mentioning that? They're too busy trying to find more word games to cover for their bigotry. And they still pretend that Dubya--the pinnacle of what their sheltered and twisted worldview--doesn't exist.


It's not about Obama's race. Not primarily. That's just a bonus that they can play on to help with the larger goal. The larger goal is to provide the various sects of the GOP with a single target for their frustration and hatred.

They've been conned into hating Obama as a way to keep the party from tearing itself apart. That is the rationale behind the insane hatred and distrust that is channeled at Obama. It gives them a reason to stay united as a party.

Without the socialist, gay, Muslim Kenyan in office these various groups have little to no reason to get along and unite under one banner.

The establishment recognizes as much, and they will happily destroy a decent man in the eyes of the people if it let's them hold on to power.
2012-11-11 02:58:40 AM
2 votes:

randomjsa: That's what has been funny about the snickering and snorting from the liberals.

I remember how they acted in 2004 after Bush won. They were a hundred times more "butthurt" by it and acted that way.

As I said, they acted like inane children in 2004 and they're acting the same way now in spite of a result that goes in their favor.


No; butthurt is what you did on the day after the election, when you waltzed in here and said essentially, "Meh, I knew Romney had no chance, all the candidates were bad and he was just the best the Republicans could do." Butthurt is what the Republicans are doing now--and you're doing it too--blaming everyone but themselves for losing an election that was theirs to lose and they lost it going away, abandoning their own candidate almost before the returns were counted. Butthurt is whining like a bunch of little biatches and pointing fingers at your own spinmeisters for leading the country astray: Rove and Fox News and Rasmussen and anyone else who might be at fault for the fact that nobody likes your message any more. Butthurt is crying over the fact that liberals are laughing at your solid trouncing and sobbing in your Ovaltine about how mean everyone is just because you did it too.

That is butthurt. You're acting like spoiled brats and we're calling you on it. Learn to cope.
2012-11-11 02:15:55 AM
2 votes:

skinink: I have no sympathy for the Republican Party when all nine of the nominees in their Primary really weren't qualified to be President. The smart Republicans (Jeb Bush, Chris Christie) just sat this one out.


HEY. I'm the libbiest lib that ever did lib, but I would have been so happy had Huntsman been the Republican nom.

In a world where Conservatives were not wing-nuts, I'd tolerate a Huntsman presidency.
2012-11-11 02:00:15 AM
2 votes:
Oh god, Tuesday sucked, but remember 8 years ago? You know, when the Democrats were even more pissed off because we started a war based on lies that got a bunch of people killed for no reason? So HA! Take that Democrats!
2012-11-11 12:06:16 AM
2 votes:

Ambivalence: Yes because if there's anything that makes republicans happy, it's infuriating liberals and making them miserable.

That's like 80% of what they stand for: Pissing off liberals.


Stick it to the libs! That's all that matters.
2012-11-10 11:54:47 PM
2 votes:
"Republican Soul Searching Probably Mostly Pointless"
Well DUH. Everyone knows that Republicans dont have souls!!
2012-11-10 11:41:30 PM
2 votes:
Seems like they've forgotten that everybody knew that Kerry was probably going to lose. Unlike the reality distortion field that the GOP existed in where they were legitimately shocked.
2012-11-10 07:57:07 PM
2 votes:
Oh yeah, I guess I remember that. Don't forget that Reagan won 49 states. That really pissed them off. And who the hell thought running McGovern was a good idea? But the kicker is that Democrats were so pissed Lincoln won, they seceded from the union.
2012-11-10 07:12:02 PM
2 votes:
Heartbroken Republicans would do well to consider how much worse it was for Democrats eight years ago.

THAT'S your selling point?
2012-11-11 03:05:04 PM
1 votes:

YoungSwedishBlonde: Oh god, Tuesday sucked, but remember 8 years ago? You know, when the Democrats were even more pissed off because we started a war based on lies that got a bunch of people killed for no reason? So HA! Take that Democrats!


FARKING THIS.

Also: he of the anti-war left, African parentage, utterly socially liberal and with the middle name Hussein

Well no shiat, Sherlock. Here in America, we try not to judge people based on their race, or on a middle name popular multiple decades ago. Don't know what it's like out in Best Korea, though.
2012-11-11 01:11:36 PM
1 votes:
Republicans: I Feel your Pain!

NOT
2012-11-11 12:25:53 PM
1 votes:
This is correct. I felt horrible 8 years ago. I remember rocking my kid to sleep, heartbroken that he would grow up in a world where that man was president. I was crushed that he might remember GWB as president, and worried about what this might portend for his future.

I imagine that's a lot like what a lot of the GOP must feel like now. The difference of course, being I didn't dislike GWB because of his race or because of make-believe.
2012-11-11 07:39:00 AM
1 votes:

bulldg4life: I love the "libs were worse in 2004" argument. I wonder if it had anything to do with the goddamn Iraqi war, idiots.

The GOP is angry that the guy enacting universal healthcare was re-elected in a landslide. The democrats were angry that the guy who started a war based on false intelligence, that got 5000 Americans killed, was re-elected based on one state that happened to have a laundry list of questionable voting controversies ranging from fictitious voter registration purges to cronyism in the voting machine purchases.

Golly, I can totally see it now.


When I get home from walking these dogs I need to Favorite you.

All I have to add as to their loss is this.

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2012-11-11 04:40:19 AM
1 votes:

randomjsa: That's what has been funny about the snickering and snorting from the liberals.

I remember how they acted in 2004 after Bush won. They were a hundred times more "butthurt" by it and acted that way.

As I said, they acted like inane children in 2004 and they're acting the same way now in spite of a result that goes in their favor.


Again, I don't think there's a bowl big enough to hold all the dicks you deserve to choke on.
2012-11-11 03:50:58 AM
1 votes:
I think we may see a radically revamped Fox News in the coming months. Even Murdoch has got to figure out by now his pretend propaganda "news" channel is being mocked endlessly by everyone with an IQ over 90.
2012-11-11 02:51:34 AM
1 votes:
*reads headline*

So they're sticking to their regularly-scheduled program of lying to their viewers, then.
2012-11-11 02:42:06 AM
1 votes:

Superjoe: Yeah, and why were people so bothered by Dubya's re-election? I mean, what could he do?
...
Oh? What's that?
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God, that sounds awful.


No, no. Liberals were upset for no reason whatsoever. W's legacy proves the Neocons were right. In spite of the liberal's childish lamentations, the Republicans are proud of Bush and Cheney's accomplishments. That's why Bush and Cheney were featured so heavily in the McCain and Romney campaigns. All those speeches, rallies, tv commercials... man, it was non stop! The Republicans wanted to be certain everybody thought of Bush and Cheney whenever they saw McCain and Romney.
2012-11-11 02:37:12 AM
1 votes:

nickelni: quatchi: namatad: "Republican Soul Searching Probably Mostly Pointless"
Well DUH. Everyone knows that Republicans don't have souls!!

See also: Gingers.

So much Prejudice in the world!


I had not seen that. TY fer linkage. Lawls.

/Like only a ninja can sneak up on another ninja...
2012-11-11 02:33:10 AM
1 votes:

Bill Frist: randomjsa: I remember how they acted in 2004 after Bush won. They were a hundred times more "butthurt" by it and acted that way.

Oh PLEASE. What Liberals screamed that "American died! We are officially a fascist/socialist country!" like a thousand conservatives did this week?

What liberals tried to get their states to succeed

secede from the union?

etc.

etc.

/Sorry.
//Had to.
2012-11-11 02:31:16 AM
1 votes:

randomjsa: I remember how they acted in 2004 after Bush won. They were a hundred times more "butthurt" by it and acted that way.


Oh PLEASE. What Liberals screamed that "American died! We are officially a fascist/socialist country!" like a thousand conservatives did this week?

What liberals tried to get their states to succeed from the union?

etc.

etc.
2012-11-11 02:21:49 AM
1 votes:

rynthetyn: Seems like they've forgotten that everybody knew that Kerry was probably going to lose. Unlike the reality distortion field that the GOP existed in where they were legitimately shocked.


I remember polls being VERY close.. and that every time John Kerry started to improve, another Terror Alert came out.
2012-11-11 02:19:37 AM
1 votes:

quatchi: namatad: "Republican Soul Searching Probably Mostly Pointless"
Well DUH. Everyone knows that Republicans don't have souls!!

See also: Gingers.


So much Prejudice in the world!
2012-11-11 02:07:42 AM
1 votes:

Mike_LowELL: Ambivalence: That's like 80% of what they stand for: Pissing off liberals.

Another ad-hominem attack from the stupidest parts of Liberalworldland, where happiness is only one tax hike away. You make me sick.


I understand. It's been a rough week. Here's an uplifting song to help. Hope you feel better.
2012-11-11 01:58:30 AM
1 votes:

AirForceVet: WTF cares?


Sadly far too many GOP supporters. It's the tried and true mantra of the right, just keep yelling louder until the other side gets tired and goes away.
2012-11-11 01:55:43 AM
1 votes:
Wait until that clean and articulate Obama creates 12 million jobs by doing exactly the opposite of the Ryan plan. 2016 is going to be kind of rough on Republicans, too.
2012-11-11 01:49:49 AM
1 votes:
I have no sympathy for the Republican Party when all nine of the nominees in their Primary really weren't qualified to be President. The smart Republicans (Jeb Bush, Chris Christie) just sat this one out.

Kind of funny. The Republicans did everything to make sure John Kerry didn't win the 2004 Election just to wind up with Obama four years later, who I think the Republicans hate much more than they ever did Kerry.
2012-11-11 01:46:22 AM
1 votes:
All they had was an outrage machine, nothing of substance. If you got caught up in the outrage you didn't see or care about the lack of substance. Not everyone got caught up in it.
2012-11-10 11:50:43 PM
1 votes:
I found the internet poll thingy on the side really annoying and distracting. It confirmed my long held suspicions that American media controls the national dialogue by shaping the parameters of the debate in shockingly limited terms. In this case "Entitlement cuts *and* a tax raise?" versus "Just entitlement cuts?", which are apparently a given.

Granted it *is* RCP, just saying, it's annoying.

On topic? Democrats felt worse 8 years ago? Well, no shiat,

America rewarded the guy who sat on his hands prior to 9/11 who then lied a country to war with a second term. I'm still pissed at that level of fail and I'm not even American. You know, pissed over actual reality based reasons as opposed to the vast assemblage of manufactured faux-rages ginned up daily by the entrenched RW media and cited by butt-hurt Repugs everywhere. 

Republicans don't need to search their souls here they just need to pull their collective head out of their collective ass.
2012-11-10 10:37:36 PM
1 votes:
WTF cares?
2012-11-10 08:53:54 PM
1 votes:

Ambivalence: That's like 80% of what they stand for: Pissing off liberals.


80%? You're being generous. Especially seeing how giddy they were getting through Monday.
 
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