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2012-11-12 11:18:57 AM
4 votes:

nekom: Delay: Oh, it did, it did.But not the way the Republicans wanted.

Indeed. And their response is that they need to change the way voting goes to make it more `fair' to them? How about NOT distancing yourself from absolutely any homosexual, minority or woman who votes in their own interests.

I'm a liberal, and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome, but I truly would like to see a competitive alternative out there that doesn't massively suck as hard as any party has ever sucked.


The problem with the current crazypants trajectory of the GOP is that it drags the whole system to the right. Obama, for example, is more conservative in many respects than Richard Nixon.

Imagine Obama proposing a new massive, sprawling government bureaucracy that focuses on hippie environmental issues, or opening relations with a major communist power.

The result is issues important to the real left get drowned out by the sensationalist noise coming from the far right.
2012-11-12 11:13:19 AM
4 votes:
The best thing about Blogger-Patriots is that when they do "Go Galt" nobody will notice they're gone...for the day or two they can keep themselves and their Medicare-paid Hoveround from the free wi-fi at the Public Library
2012-11-12 12:33:28 PM
3 votes:
Handy dandy dog-whistle-to-English dictionary:

"The electorate has changed." = "There sure are a lot of n*ggers running around voting."
"This isn't the country it used to be." = "There sure are a lot of n*ggers."
"generations who attended public school" = "n*ggers"
"We have to change direction." = "More white people need to procreate."
"Take our country back." = "Take our country back from the n*ggers."
"Romney would have one if only X had voted." = "We should take the vote away from everyone but X. Especially n*ggers."
"Americans chose socialism" = "n*ggers like free stuff."
2012-11-12 12:22:04 PM
3 votes:
I hope they really do double-down on the derp. The faster they do, the better for the country.
2012-11-12 12:04:19 PM
3 votes:
It's intriguing. They recognize there is a problem, and then intentionally veer away from any logical solution.
2012-11-12 10:44:22 AM
3 votes:

nekom: How did their message not resonate with the people?


Oh, it did, it did.But not the way the Republicans wanted.

politix.topix.com
2012-11-12 01:44:33 PM
2 votes:
Hey Republicans!
It's as if America is a diverse land! not just white Christian males anymore, goes against your projected version of what Gods will is doesn't it.

I know, shocking!

farking jackasses.
2012-11-12 01:40:08 PM
2 votes:

ignatius_crumbcake: Irving Maimway: When are they all Going Galt? I was promised this four years ago and I'm still waiting.

According to Free Republic, they are doing it now. Of course, their understanding of Atlas Shrugged is on par with their understanding of the Bible, so they aren't so much going Galt as they are going Holden Caulfield.


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2012-11-12 01:29:35 PM
2 votes:
"That has to change and the message of conservatism needs to permeate Pop Culture and make it a 'cool' thing again to be a conservative."

They will never get it. Demonizing people will never be cool again.
2012-11-12 01:18:47 PM
2 votes:

Weaver95: Rwa2play:
They're getting to the point where most of sane America will just ignore them and leave in the cave or somethin'.

so far i'm seeing/hearing two things from the GOP pundits:

1. they lost because they fought a clean campaign and the Democrats were mean vile sub-humans who fought dirty.
2. there is NOTHING WRONG with the GOP agenda and changing the GOP social policy goals is off the table. in fact, the Republicans should move FURTHER to the right because they need to be more conservative in order to win in 2014.


4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-11-12 01:06:25 PM
2 votes:

CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.



The underlying economic indicators were very bad for an incumbant. The right had it set in their mind that Obama would fail to be reelected and they could get their tax cuts. Now fartbongo is still in office and he made it clear he wants the wealthiest to pay a little bit more. This is unacceptable because a small percentage of the right will have to pay more and that small percentage has convincingly lied to the rest in convincing them that this will be bad for the poor and middle class as well. And abortion because Jesus.
2012-11-12 01:04:32 PM
2 votes:

CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.


that's a good question. my guess? the GOP internal polls showed a crushing defeat for Obama. when Obama instead won by a landslide margin, that shook the pillars of heaven, at least for the Republican party. there's a lot you can infer from such a massive defeat for Romney and NONE of it good for the True Believers in the GOP.

or put more simply, the GOP stepped outside the echo chamber for the first time in 4 years and didn't like reality very much.
2012-11-12 12:59:29 PM
2 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Once you start down the Derp path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will...
2012-11-12 12:57:48 PM
2 votes:

unexplained bacon: Weaver95: wow. just...wow.

Limbaugh just accused the Democrats of deliberately taking extremist positions JUST to make the GOP look bad. its a conspiracy!

@weaverxp if you want to join the fun.


I don't know how you trudge through all that shiat. you're braver than I.

so they're evolving from it's everyone's fault but ours, to it's everyone's fault and we were tricked.
these guys keep tugging each others bootstraps like this they might just pull 'em off.


you should have heard LImbaugh just a few moments ago - he actually complained that 'the media' was mean to Romney and that everyone on the left should be ashamed of themselves for destroying Romney's good character.

um...remember sandra fluke? 'cause the rest of us do.
2012-11-12 12:26:15 PM
2 votes:
I'm over this. I'll gloat for a while about Fox News, the RNC, Romney, Rove, Morris the Dick, etc. I don't care about some blogger whining anymore. A week of Schadenfreude was enough.
2012-11-12 12:25:20 PM
2 votes:

Weaver95: jgbrowning: I hope they really do double-down on the derp. The faster they do, the better for the country.

Limbaugh today seems to be suggesting that the Republicans stand their ground and don't give in to Democratic party immorality. I think he's saying the Republicans should move further to the right....but it's difficult to tell sometimes. right now he's expanding on a theory as to why he's NOT to blame for Romney's loss. which is very odd because nobody I know is blaming Rush Limbaugh for Romney's f*ck ups.


We're still talking about the junkie who cheated on all of his ex-wives, right?
2012-11-12 12:23:49 PM
2 votes:

jgbrowning: I hope they really do double-down on the derp. The faster they do, the better for the country.


Limbaugh today seems to be suggesting that the Republicans stand their ground and don't give in to Democratic party immorality. I think he's saying the Republicans should move further to the right....but it's difficult to tell sometimes. right now he's expanding on a theory as to why he's NOT to blame for Romney's loss. which is very odd because nobody I know is blaming Rush Limbaugh for Romney's f*ck ups.
2012-11-12 12:08:18 PM
2 votes:

GAT_00: It's intriguing. They recognize there is a problem, and then intentionally veer away from any logical solution.


when you think about it, that's kind of the GOP in microcosm....
2012-11-12 11:17:56 AM
2 votes:
The worst part about this is that gun and ammo prices are going to go through the roof. Again.

Thanks a lot, paranoid assholes.
2012-11-12 08:41:13 PM
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.


It's because they believe that they are right no matter what. So when they lose they pout, cry, point fingers and hurl insults
at everything and everyone but themselves as the root cause of their failure.
2012-11-12 07:49:11 PM
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: MFAWG: That socially conservative agenda is appealing to blacks, Latinos, and Asian

And ladyparts.

/I want to appeal to ladyparts, damn it


Which is funny, because already I've seen the right pondering: "How can we get the Hispanic vote? How do we tailor our message to blacks?" And someone--I think it was that idiot Limbaugh--was griping that they HAVE blacks and Hispanics in the party (Condi Rice, some Cuban mayor or other). It has yet to occur to them that just having a few token n*ggers and Mexicans in the room doesn't mean your party's message is attractive to minority voters. It means they're going to have to change their stance on both legal and illegal immigration; they're going to have to change position on things like affirmative action and public schools; they're going to have to get out and actually understand what poor voters of ALL races want and need from their elected officials.

Which is scary for them, because as I've said, poor whites actually have more in common with poor minorities than they do with rich whites; and if they ever learned that this country would now and forever shift hard left and nothing would stop it. It's why the white upper class encouraged a racial split in the first place, back in the 1700's, and why the GOP encourages it now. But if the Republicans want to regain their old place in the political scene, they better find a way to accommodate other races and classes, or they're going to be out on the fringes, even more than they are now.
2012-11-12 06:20:02 PM
1 votes:
I get to recycle this from a thread in January.

But I be done seen about everything,
When I see an Elephant cry.
2012-11-12 05:36:36 PM
1 votes:

Irving Maimway: Weaver95: unexplained bacon: Weaver95: wow. just...wow.

Limbaugh just accused the Democrats of deliberately taking extremist positions JUST to make the GOP look bad. its a conspiracy!

@weaverxp if you want to join the fun.


I don't know how you trudge through all that shiat. you're braver than I.

so they're evolving from it's everyone's fault but ours, to it's everyone's fault and we were tricked.
these guys keep tugging each others bootstraps like this they might just pull 'em off.

you should have heard LImbaugh just a few moments ago - he actually complained that 'the media' was mean to Romney and that everyone on the left should be ashamed of themselves for destroying Romney's good character.

um...remember sandra fluke? 'cause the rest of us do.

I think Newt was meaner to Mitt than Obama was. Did you see that documentary Sheldon Adelson paid for? That's the kind of stuff you say during a divorce.


I think the election was over when, despite being the inevitable nominee, Romney had been denounced as a "vulture capitalist" by his opponents in the GOP primary. It wasn't the liberal media that brought him down, it was ads from his fellow Republicans, the ones who, despite not having a shot to win, did their best to destroy Romney.

/Of course, Romney did a lot to destroy himself...
2012-11-12 04:53:21 PM
1 votes:

Delay: abb3w: I suspect Virginia could be swung back red, IF the GOP give up the pants-on-head crazy levels of conservatism; stop trying to push so much to the insane hard right on abortion, but fight hard to preserve the status quo on it a little longer. That might be enough for Ohio and Florida, also. The short-term difficulty with this approach would seem to be that the crazies appear unwilling to back down the slightest from abject ideological purity.

Colorado was the "tipping point" state. This is the problem for the Republicans going forward. Even if Romney had won Virginia AND Ohio AND Florida, given his other victories, he would have lost the election.

The crazies gave the Republicans most of their state victories in 2012. Republicans can't give up on their Christian right stands on pro-choice, civil rights, and other socially conservative policies. The Republicans are not financially conservative. They really, really want tax cuts for the rich, no matter what it does to the deficit. How is that financial conservatism? For better or worse Republicans are the socially conservative party.

Were the Republicans to abandon abject ideological purity, they would lose to the next George Wallace who could again come from the Democratic party. If they abandon tax cuts for the rich, they lose their multinational corporations support. If they abandon invading on Iran, they lose their corporate support.

If I were a Republican, I would point out the only choice is to abandon the Christian right agenda, abandon the neo-con agenda, abandon the trickle-down corporate agenda and return to being the party of financial conservatism. Period.


If you were a Republican and you tried such a course, the crony capitalist money would flood out buying all the ads it took to convince the evangelicals to vote en mass for your teabagger primary opponent. While the primary system is where US democracy fails, I still don't think it fails enough to change without a changed Republican base.
2012-11-12 02:34:17 PM
1 votes:

Irving Maimway: When are they all Going Galt? I was promised this four years ago and I'm still waiting.


Jump you farkers!!!
2012-11-12 02:30:33 PM
1 votes:

deffuse: Therion:

Sacramentalized sodomy?

Sacramentalized sodomy.

SACRAMENTALIZED SODOMY!

The title track of my new album - 'Anal in the Vatican'


Wait a minute. Wouldn't the title track of "Anal in the Vatican" be "Anal in the Vatican", by definition?
2012-11-12 01:54:07 PM
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.


I think that 4 years of listening only to right-wing mouthpieces constantly telling them that the whole nation hates Obama made them believe there was no way he could get reelected. Then that got coupled with the last 18 months of screeching about rampant liberal voter fraud, even though they could never actually point to any evidence. Then this last 6 weeks of screeching about how the polls are all part of the liberal plot to destroy America by helping the liberals steal the election... has left some of them wondering if these people they put so much trust in have been lying to them/using them... while some others still believe it and legitimately think that this whole thing was rampant voter fraud and coverup by every media outlet, polling agency, elections board, etc.
2012-11-12 01:45:35 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: It's intriguing. They recognize there is a problem, and then intentionally veer away from any logical solution.


There's a certain number of people in this country who are just beyond all hope of reasoning. If they somehow get it into their brains that pants are to be worn on their head, they will begin to do so, and all attempts to tell them otherwise are met with violent reactions, because one thing in common with these people is that proving them wrong only pisses them off and convinces them that they are more right than they thought they were in the first place. Like one of those Chinese finger-traps; the more you try to pull your finger out, the more force they apply and lock your fingers down even more.

An unfortunate side effect of their madness is that it turns off anyone they know. They scare away the rational people from their party, and even begin to kick some out as well. The Republican party saw a loss of 2% of the US population after the 2010 election, which is actually staggeringly large when you think about it. They went from 29% to 27%, which is roughly a decrease in party size of about 7% in just one year (2010 to 2011).


The party is doomed if they don't reign in the pants-on-head nutters.
2012-11-12 01:31:56 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.

that's a good question. my guess? the GOP internal polls showed a crushing defeat for Obama. when Obama instead won by a landslide margin, that shook the pillars of heaven, at least for the Republican party. there's a lot you can infer from such a massive defeat for Romney and NONE of it good for the True Believers in the GOP.

or put more simply, the GOP stepped outside the echo chamber for the first time in 4 years and didn't like reality very much.


That may be part of it, but the real difference is in 2008 we hadn't heard 4 years of solid coverage about how Obama was actively destroying America. Last time we screwed up as a nation and voted for the liberal blark guy, This was unfortunate, but forgivable. This time we voted for a well known enemy of the state with a 4 year record of never doing anything right ever while the economy collapsed upwards, unemployment skyrocketed downward, and the stock market failed by doubling in value.
2012-11-12 01:25:11 PM
1 votes:
I'm out of bottles. I'm having to use my rain barrels to catch the sweet, sweet tears of neoconservative and religious zealot rage.

It warms my heart to watch the GOP become even more extremist as a result of the election, as if they lost because they were somehow "weak" on their hate - their bigotry, their misogyny, their racism, their nationalism - and that, if they could've just doubled down on it, they would've won. It's weird - it's as if they believe that, if they would've only had more faith in rich white Christian men, then they could've convinced the poor, the people of color, the godless, and the women what was right and just.

They don't understand why they lost and, just as importantly, have no useful data from which to draw, because they don't trust data not provided by their own biased sources. The party's own moderates are heretics that must be purged, and everyone else are heathens, suitable only for the book or the sword.

Warms my heart, it does - it's been a while since we've had an Inquisition.
2012-11-12 01:12:10 PM
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: If only married people voted, Romney would have won in a landslide. If only married religious people voted, you'd need a word that means something much bigger than landslide. Obviously, Obama got some votes from the married and the religious (such people can marry their interests to the state, too), but as a generalization, the Obama coalition heavily depends on people who do not see family or religion as rival or superior sources of material aid or moral authority.


And its this kind of commentary I cannot understand. The white demographic is shrinking, especially the white, old, Christian male section of the demographic, and is beginning to reach a point where securing this demographic will not ensure an election victory. Do these people honestly believe there's some "hidden" pocket of white male Christians that will rain forth from the heavens on an election day & save the day by not voting for the black blah guy? I thought the works of Sinclair Lewis were supposed to be fiction with societal commentary, not an instructional guide.

A side story: my husband's cousin who is a full-fledged Christian fundie teabagger, posted on facebook regarding an earthquake that occurred in Kentucky -- M4.3 near Whitesburg. The comments on the post all said the same thing: "it was the beginning of the end of times." This was followed by a ton of "amen"s. I'm sitting here thinking that if God were to smite mankind, I think he would use more effective and deadlier natural disasters than a meager M4.3 earthquake.
2012-11-12 01:10:21 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: or put more simply, the GOP stepped outside the echo chamber for the first time in 4 years and didn't like reality very much.


Or it's the opposite: they've become so entrenched in the echo chamber that losing this election was proof that voter fraud and the liberal media stole Romney's rightful victory. They're gonna be like Seahawks fans and talk about how they were robbed for years.
2012-11-12 01:06:34 PM
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: I don't get it. Even the 2008 elections weren't that bad... Why is this shiatstorm this powerful?.


I think four years of anti-Obama fox propaganda did it.

they've been programmed to believe Obama is destroying America with his failed policies that failed and are failures because socialism.

They've been going to chicken little classes for Obama's entire term preparing for the specter of an Obama second term. The sky is falling!!!
2012-11-12 12:45:24 PM
1 votes:
The frightening part (to me) isn't the crazy things said by the right wing bloggers. I realize most of them are only in it for the money. The frightening part is how many people fervently believe what these hacks are writing.
2012-11-12 12:41:28 PM
1 votes:

Summer Glau's Love Slave: So, Obama is still black?

/He really should try to correct that.


He tried to compromise with the republicans by having a white mother, but it still wasn't good enough for them.
2012-11-12 12:34:07 PM
1 votes:
"Americans choose socialism" ran the headline in Sheldon Adelson's Israel Today, which must have really enraged the kibbutzim.

L.M.A.O.
2012-11-12 12:31:52 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: GAT_00: It's intriguing. They recognize there is a problem, and then intentionally veer away from any logical solution.

when you think about it, that's kind of the GOP in microcosm....


Pretty much.

Also: Best. Week. Ever? or

BEST.

WEEK.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVAH~?!
2012-11-12 12:26:14 PM
1 votes:

Irving Maimway: When are they all Going Galt? I was promised this four years ago and I'm still waiting.


According to Free Republic, they are doing it now. Of course, their understanding of Atlas Shrugged is on par with their understanding of the Bible, so they aren't so much going Galt as they are going Holden Caulfield.
2012-11-12 12:02:22 PM
1 votes:

Delay: The battleground states, whose electoral vote decided the election (including winning margin) were:


graphics8.nytimes.com


I suspect Virginia could be swung back red, IF the GOP give up the pants-on-head crazy levels of conservatism; stop trying to push so much to the insane hard right on abortion, but fight hard to preserve the status quo on it a little longer. That might be enough for Ohio and Florida, also. The short-term difficulty with this approach would seem to be that the crazies appear unwilling to back down the slightest from abject ideological purity.
2012-11-12 11:12:59 AM
1 votes:
When are they all Going Galt? I was promised this four years ago and I'm still waiting.
2012-11-12 11:04:38 AM
1 votes:

Weaver95: oh god oh god we're all gonna die?


I am a leaf on the wind.


Rev. Skarekroe: [blogs.villagevoice.com image 400x356]

Nice. Both classy and subtle.


Who the heck is that supposed to be?
2012-11-12 10:51:06 AM
1 votes:

Delay: Oh, it did, it did.But not the way the Republicans wanted.


Indeed. And their response is that they need to change the way voting goes to make it more `fair' to them? How about NOT distancing yourself from absolutely any homosexual, minority or woman who votes in their own interests.

I'm a liberal, and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome, but I truly would like to see a competitive alternative out there that doesn't massively suck as hard as any party has ever sucked.
2012-11-12 10:37:25 AM
1 votes:
National Review's Jonah Goldberg attacked statistician Nate Silver's prediction that Obama would win, well, all the states he turned out to win. "The truth is that any statistician can build a model," sniffed Goldberg, perhaps thinking of the scale-model Munsters car he built in grad school.

Laughter OL
2012-11-12 10:15:18 AM
1 votes:
I just don't understand how they could have lost. Tax cuts for the wealthy, no abortion OR birth control, a WHITE person for god's sake, and mandatory gun ownership. Everything an American voter could want. Where did they go wrong? How did their message not resonate with the people?

/sarcasm, just in case that isn't blatantly obvious.
2012-11-12 10:15:15 AM
1 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: [blogs.villagevoice.com image 400x356]

Nice. Both classy and subtle.


Holy god.
2012-11-12 10:13:30 AM
1 votes:

markie_farkie: A friend of a friend was a Cabela's north of Dallas over the weekend and, according to the guy at the gun counter, it was Gunday Sunday, and the place had been packed ever since Wednesday.

Apparently people are stocking up on firearms, just so the U.N. can take them away any moment.


*SIGH*


I love that they fail to realize Obama has been far more gun friendly then their hero GW.
2012-11-12 10:08:26 AM
1 votes:
A friend of a friend was a Cabela's north of Dallas over the weekend and, according to the guy at the gun counter, it was Gunday Sunday, and the place had been packed ever since Wednesday.

Apparently people are stocking up on firearms, just so the U.N. can take them away any moment.


*SIGH*
 
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