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(National Journal)   Democrats "must be looking at us like we're the biggest f----- morons in the world," one frustrated Republican said   (nationaljournal.com ) divider line
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2012-11-14 01:18:55 PM  
Don't feel too bad, we've thought that for a good part of the last decade.
 
2012-11-14 01:21:17 PM  
Close.

It's the entire world, not just the democratic party.
 
2012-11-14 01:25:06 PM  
Bingo

/not to mention a lot of independents
 
2012-11-14 01:26:09 PM  
Don't place limits your potential, bud. I happen to think you guys are the biggest f*cking morons in the world, and I'm not even a Democrat.
 
2012-11-14 01:27:27 PM  
It's not "Like you are" it's "because you are"
 
2012-11-14 01:31:18 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bingo

/not to mention a lot of independents


I'm willing to wait and see if they can learn from what happened.
 
2012-11-14 01:32:04 PM  
To be fair, I wouldn't say you're all morons. Some of you are grifters and conmen and rich sociopaths too.
 
2012-11-14 01:35:02 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bingo

/not to mention a lot of independents


And former Republicans...
 
2012-11-14 01:36:33 PM  
I don't hate you guys and I've been trying to warn you. Every Republican I talked to about it said that I was a Huff Post koolaid drinker. They really got mad when I asked them if, in their hearts, they really thought that Romney was the best that they could come up with.
 
2012-11-14 01:39:54 PM  
Stop letting the morons run your party.

Problem solved.
 
2012-11-14 01:40:24 PM  

Aarontology: It's not "Like you are" it's "because you are"

 
2012-11-14 01:40:31 PM  
Now, GOP pollsters will enter a period of introspection.

No they won't. Because the way the GOP deals with its ideology being rebuffed by the general population is not to "enter a period of introspection." It's to say, "god dammit! We'll MAKE them believe!" and double-down on the derp.
 
2012-11-14 01:42:01 PM  

Blues_X: Stop letting the morons run your party.

Problem solved.


Morons, Jesus Freaks, Rich Men who want to buy the Presidency, Dittoheads, people who refuse to see reality and only believe in what Fox News tell them...
 
2012-11-14 01:45:01 PM  

Lurking Fear: Don't feel too bad, we've thought that for a good part of the last decade.


Lets be cautious here. Lets say 15-ish years...
 
2012-11-14 01:47:46 PM  

NutWrench: No they won't. Because the way the GOP deals with its ideology being rebuffed by the general population is not to "enter a period of introspection." It's to say, "god dammit! We'll MAKE them believe!" and double-down on the derp.


I don't think they've gotten that far. They are the "Real" Americans, those who don't agree with them are not. As long as you think in those terms you can be outnumbered 99 to 1 and still firmly believe you are right and in the majority.
 
2012-11-14 01:53:57 PM  
Well it's about time.
 
2012-11-14 01:54:58 PM  
Well at least now you're starting to understand.
 
2012-11-14 01:56:18 PM  
"I don't understand how we didn't know. That's the part that's most puzzling and frustrating and embarrassing."

Because you flat out rejected reality because it didn't match the narrative you had constructed. Just like you do with everything else.

The fact that you "don't know" is more evidence of this. You guys saw the polling, you saw the trends, you saw reality. And you called it liberal propaganda.
 
2012-11-14 01:57:06 PM  
Cheer up Republican person. We've been looking at you like the biggest farking morons long before this election.
 
2012-11-14 02:05:51 PM  
"Everyone thought the election was going to be close."

media.salon.com
 
2012-11-14 02:07:21 PM  
What do you me "like," Kemosabe? We're looking at you AS the biggest farking morons on the planet.

You guys need help. Real help. Like, lock yourselves up and maybe spend a few hours in group before swallowing your lithium and having some pudding before bed kind of help.
 
2012-11-14 02:12:12 PM  
We are.

Indeed, we are.
 
2012-11-14 02:12:14 PM  

Aarontology: "I don't understand how we didn't know. That's the part that's most puzzling and frustrating and embarrassing."

Because you flat out rejected reality because it didn't match the narrative you had constructed. Just like you do with everything else.

The fact that you "don't know" is more evidence of this. You guys saw the polling, you saw the trends, you saw reality. And you called it liberal propaganda.


Yep. That pretty much sums it up.
 
2012-11-14 02:13:19 PM  
Even a broken clock is right once in a while.
 
2012-11-14 02:13:42 PM  
We don't think you're morons.

There are piles upon piles of evidence that you are morons.
 
2012-11-14 02:15:28 PM  
So, it isn't just another predictable political cycle.

WIn presidency, bring majorities to both houses
Lose one or both houses in midterms
Win presidential re-election, status quo in Congress
 
2012-11-14 02:15:47 PM  

JohnnyC: Aarontology: "I don't understand how we didn't know. That's the part that's most puzzling and frustrating and embarrassing."

Because you flat out rejected reality because it didn't match the narrative you had constructed. Just like you do with everything else.

The fact that you "don't know" is more evidence of this. You guys saw the polling, you saw the trends, you saw reality. And you called it liberal propaganda.

Yep. That pretty much sums it up.


2nd
 
2012-11-14 02:15:47 PM  
We have been since you let the Tea Tard brigade steer the ship.
 
2012-11-14 02:16:04 PM  
It is not that I think Republicans are morons. But that they have trouble seeing the world from the viewpoint of a poor person.
I strongly recommend spending a few weeks in India like I did recently. See what happens when all the things you want become reality. (unrestricted capitalism, no regulation, no safety net)
 
2012-11-14 02:16:29 PM  
"In the world"? Are you a frigging Morlock?

Try "on the planet".

/Morlock somehow appropriate
 
2012-11-14 02:16:45 PM  
We have known for a while the GOP are morons. It's just much more obvious after the ass whoopin' they just got after they were saying they were going to hit it out of the park.
 
2012-11-14 02:17:09 PM  
We use republicans to calibrate moranic.
 
2012-11-14 02:17:56 PM  

NutWrench: Now, GOP pollsters will enter a period of introspection.

No they won't. Because the way the GOP deals with its ideology being rebuffed by the general population is not to "enter a period of introspection." It's to say, "god dammit! We'll MAKE them believe!" and double-down on the derp.


I'm actually a bit hopeful. One of the reasons that the derp brigade was so successful was because the Tea Party won huge gains in 2010. Old guard Republicans hated working with that group, but didn't really have much choice unless they wanted to jeopardize their own chances for election, so they went along.

Now that the Tea Party has lost elections in droves, now that the public has had a chance to see what they actually do when they get power, the old guard may very well have some scores to settle now that the TP block has actually managed to drive their brand over a cliff.

You can look at what's currently happening in the New Hampshire legislature as a microcosm of this. The Derpers were such bullies that the moderate Republicans defected even before the elections. Now that the Democrats have retaken it, the radicals are about as welcome as a fresh case of herpes.

At the end of the day, the Republican old-guard tolerance of the Tea Party is directly correlated to how much electoral power they wield, and it's pretty damned clear that the TPs just became the biggest anchor on the block.
 
2012-11-14 02:18:13 PM  
yes.
 
2012-11-14 02:18:41 PM  

SpartacusHobbs: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bingo

/not to mention a lot of independents

I'm willing to wait and see if they can learn from what happened.


I wouldn't hold your breath. The moderates that could have pulled the party back from the abyss left long ago. The Republican Party is pretty much going to have to completely implode and then be rebuilt from the bottom up. The Tea Baggers and quasi-theocrats in the party are just the right people to blow it up
 
2012-11-14 02:20:06 PM  
Well, if the shoe fits.
 
2012-11-14 02:20:12 PM  

Aarontology: "I don't understand how we didn't know. That's the part that's most puzzling and frustrating and embarrassing."

Because you flat out rejected reality because it didn't match the narrative you had constructed. Just like you do with everything else.

The fact that you "don't know" is more evidence of this. You guys saw the polling, you saw the trends, you saw reality. And you called it liberal propaganda.


And it was! Propaganda for a liberal-biased reality!
 
2012-11-14 02:20:48 PM  

PreMortem: "In the world"? Are you a frigging Mourldock?

Try "on the planet".

/Mourldock somehow appropriate

 

spelling it's important... snerk
 
2012-11-14 02:21:31 PM  
This is what it looks like when your bullshiat becomes your dinner.
 
2012-11-14 02:21:55 PM  

Cletus C.: So, it isn't just another predictable political cycle.

WIn presidency, bring majorities to both houses
Lose one or both houses in midterms
Win presidential re-election, status quo in Congress


Had they any sense they would have easily won the White House and took the Senate... but as the movie said, they're the common clay of the new West....
 
2012-11-14 02:22:23 PM  
"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers ... these are people of the land ... the common clay of the New West. You know - morons"
 
2012-11-14 02:23:39 PM  
What ignoring facts and expert opinion and instead cherry picking data to support your predetermined outcome. Yeah you Republicans have never done that before.

infobeautiful2.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-11-14 02:24:42 PM  

DrySocket: Lurking Fear: Don't feel too bad, we've thought that for a good part of the last decade.

Lets be cautious here. Lets say 15-ish years...


If we're really being honest, things haven't been quite right since the Eisenhower administration...
 
2012-11-14 02:24:48 PM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2012-11-14 02:24:56 PM  

qorkfiend: We don't think you're morons.

There are piles upon piles of evidence that you are morons.


Indeed. I've taken 29 quantitative measures of lunacy, put them through a sophisticated bayesian regression analysis that takes into account historical bias, statistical drift, hidden variables, and the median ratio of tastes great to less filling, and can predict with 98.3% certainty that they're the biggest farking morons on the planet.
 
2012-11-14 02:25:23 PM  
Fark Cons told us for weeks that they had THE MATH.

Then they changed names and disappeared.
 
2012-11-14 02:25:27 PM  

Cletus C.: So, it isn't just another predictable political cycle.

WIn presidency, bring majorities to both houses
Lose one or both houses in midterms
Win presidential re-election, status quo in Congress


I think you may be in the wrong thread. This is the one where we discuss the Republican pollsters spending the entire run-up to the election walking around in a cloud of their own farts and claiming everything smelled like vanilla and roses.
 
2012-11-14 02:25:33 PM  
I can tell you why.

Republicans stuck their fingers in their ears and screamed "LALALA LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS OOGITY BOOGITY" whenever someone said it was gonna be close, and probably an Obama win.
 
2012-11-14 02:25:36 PM  

Raging Thespian: "Everyone thought the election was going to be close."

[media.salon.com image 460x307]


Hell not even just Silver, I was going two 2 other election sites that were using data to predict outcome and they all came up with the same map!!!
 
2012-11-14 02:25:36 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: SpartacusHobbs: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bingo

/not to mention a lot of independents

I'm willing to wait and see if they can learn from what happened.

I wouldn't hold your breath. The moderates that could have pulled the party back from the abyss left long ago. The Republican Party is pretty much going to have to completely implode and then be rebuilt from the bottom up. The Tea Baggers and quasi-theocrats in the party are just the right people to blow it up


Precisely. If/when that or something similar happens we'll know if anyone's learned anything.
 
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