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2012-11-15 12:44:48 PM  
Someone linked to this earlier today.

Link

I'm having trouble coming up with a score for Mitt that's below the threshold, even giving him a zero for 14.
 
2012-11-15 12:55:43 PM  
Ah, yes, the Ouroboros is now eating itself.
 
2012-11-15 01:06:45 PM  
Poor bitter little loser bastard says what?

/go home and jump into your swimming pool full of money
//you'll get over it
 
2012-11-15 01:09:16 PM  
Mitt lost because he is a LOOOOOOOOOOOSER.

That is all.
 
2012-11-15 01:10:08 PM  
I think what surprises me most is that Republicans are going "Oh shiat, he's going to hurt us for 2014."
 
2012-11-15 01:10:49 PM  
I know plenty of people that believe this though. Obama won because people want to keep getting free stuff from the government.
 
2012-11-15 01:10:49 PM  
OMFG STFU, N00B!!11 lol
 
2012-11-15 01:11:38 PM  
Romey. A no-good coont 'till the end.

Best part: He's the type of guy that will NEVER get over this loss (much like McCain). All his money, family, and success won't mean shiat to him for the rest of his life because of his loss in the election. Not if he lives to be 150 years old...which I hope he does and on each and every day his first waking thought in the morning is having lost in November 2012.
 
2012-11-15 01:11:49 PM  
www.gamekyo.com

Even his own party wants nothing to do with him and wants him to STFU.

Love. it.
 
2012-11-15 01:13:00 PM  
"Free contraceptives were very big with young, college-aged women."

I just want to kick him in the nuts for this.
 
2012-11-15 01:13:30 PM  
Andrew Sullivan had a pretty brutal take-down of Mittens over this:

"So is Romney's very low tax rate (compared with mine), for example, not a gift from the government? Are all the net federal transfers of wealth to red states not also, by that logic, a gift? What would Romney call getting offered a job with zero risk (Bain Capital), and a promise that if the investments did not work out, he could go back to his old job with no penalty, and retroactively get all his previous salary paid? Was that a gift as well? Or was that thriving, striving, Deseret?"
 
2012-11-15 01:13:30 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I know plenty of people that believe this though. Obama won because people want to keep getting free stuff from the government.


Sadly I do too. there's a timely op ed in the times today about this whole "moocher" mentality that some on the far right have. It's the grandchild of blatant racism.
 
2012-11-15 01:13:59 PM  
The thing about that comment is that it showed that the "47% of Americans are moocher scumbags who should DIAF" comment was not a "gaffe", that Romney was not "misquoted", that it was not "taken out of context." He really does believe that.
 
2012-11-15 01:14:33 PM  
Republicans are essentially coming together in a collective "go away, Mitt."

This is the most predictable thing in the history of things that have been predicted.
 
2012-11-15 01:15:11 PM  

WizardofToast: I think what surprises me most is that Republicans are going "Oh shiat, he's going to hurt us for 2014."


You have to remember that they never liked him much in the first place. Remember the primaries? The whole thing was basically a collective "Ehh, isn't there someone else who doesn't suck?"

They only decided he was great once they were stuck with him for the election, and now it's over, so he can go off and be a douche somewhere else and nobody will mind.
 
2012-11-15 01:15:20 PM  
Sounds like the GOP is remembering why they hated Romney in 2008
 
2012-11-15 01:15:34 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: "Free contraceptives were very big with young, college-aged women."

I just want to kick him in the nuts for this.


That is the only for of free contraception Mitt backs
 
2012-11-15 01:15:38 PM  
Well, we can't have any freeloaders in this society. Time to ensure that every wealthy person and corporation pays 35% tax on their earnings like the law says they should
 
2012-11-15 01:17:07 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Sounds like the GOP is remembering why they hated Romney in 2008


Because he reminds them too much of themselves.
 
2012-11-15 01:17:16 PM  
LOL
 
2012-11-15 01:17:23 PM  
talkingpointsmemo.com

Wait, what do I have to do with my thumb to get you to vote for me?
 
2012-11-15 01:17:29 PM  

jake_lex: The thing about that comment is that it showed that the "47% of Americans are moocher scumbags who should DIAF" comment was not a "gaffe", that Romney was not "misquoted", that it was not "taken out of context." He really does believe that.


He should also believe that since his Secret Service detail is gone, 47% of the time he should be paranoid.
 
2012-11-15 01:18:04 PM  
"Obama wants policies that will actually help people. What an asshole!"
 
2012-11-15 01:18:53 PM  

thurstonxhowell: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 652x360]

Wait, what do I have to do with my thumb to get you to vote for me?


Stick it up your ass.
 
2012-11-15 01:18:56 PM  
FTFA: David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter and longtime critic of the party's lurch to the right, held up Romney's latest comments as emblematic of his failed campaign.

"Mitt Romney was very wrong to see 2012 as a referendum on 'stuff,'" he wrote in a blog post. "It was a referendum on the question, which candidate would do a better job promoting prosperity and creating jobs. That was the referendum that Romney and the Republican party lost. We lost both because voters did not believe in the job-creating magic of upper-income tax cuts - and because voters were unpersuaded that the GOP even cared that much about job creation, as opposed to wealth preservation."


Nailed.
 
2012-11-15 01:19:16 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Andrew Sullivan had a pretty brutal take-down of Mittens over this:

"So is Romney's very low tax rate (compared with mine), for example, not a gift from the government? Are all the net federal transfers of wealth to red states not also, by that logic, a gift? What would Romney call getting offered a job with zero risk (Bain Capital), and a promise that if the investments did not work out, he could go back to his old job with no penalty, and retroactively get all his previous salary paid? Was that a gift as well? Or was that thriving, striving, Deseret?"


No, it's not a gift, you see... it's a reward for being a job/wealth creator! Yes, that's it!
 
2012-11-15 01:19:17 PM  
This is a classic bait and switch move by the GOP. Mitt's taking a bullet because he doesn't give a fark. He's done like burnt toast. He owes the GOP this much, for losing a winnable race, and now they get to act like Mitt's not the best person they picked for the job. He isn't the face of our obstruction to protect rich people's tax-free toys.
 
2012-11-15 01:19:42 PM  
The republican obsession with this "Democrats just want free stuff" STRAWMAN is what lost Mitt the election. This is just a rephrasing of the 47% scandal. I do not know a single Democrat who votes to get "free stuff." We vote mainly on the issues. We want equal civil rights for the LGBT community, no more trillion-dollar boondoggle wars, no debt-ballooning tax cuts for wealthy people who do not need it, no more corporate welfare for billion-dollar companies that don't need it, government out of women's doctor's offices, legislation that isn't the forwarding of someone's fundamentalist religious beliefs, and on and on and on. Not a single one of these issues involves getting free stuff from the government.
 
2012-11-15 01:19:44 PM  

jake_lex: The thing about that comment is that it showed that the "47% of Americans are moocher scumbags who should DIAF" comment was not a "gaffe", that Romney was not "misquoted", that it was not "taken out of context." He really does believe that.


That, too.
 
2012-11-15 01:20:15 PM  

HeartBurnKid: FTFA: David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter and longtime critic of the party's lurch to the right, held up Romney's latest comments as emblematic of his failed campaign.

"Mitt Romney was very wrong to see 2012 as a referendum on 'stuff,'" he wrote in a blog post. "It was a referendum on the question, which candidate would do a better job promoting prosperity and creating jobs. That was the referendum that Romney and the Republican party lost. We lost both because voters did not believe in the job-creating magic of upper-income tax cuts - and because voters were unpersuaded that the GOP even cared that much about job creation, as opposed to wealth preservation."

Nailed.


It's a strange world in which David Frum is correct. I am not sure if this is real or a dream.
 
2012-11-15 01:20:28 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: Ah, yes, the Ouroboros is now eating itself.


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-15 01:21:51 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I know plenty of people that believe this though. Obama won because people want to keep getting free stuff from the government.


Me too! When I ask them what they mean they say that I should stop listening / watching main stream media.
 
2012-11-15 01:22:04 PM  
Romney continued: "And to the, the homosexuals, his big gift was the glimmer of hope that their basic human rights may be recognized by the Federal government in their lifetimes. And I'm sure that was probably very popular with those, with the homosexuals."
 
2012-11-15 01:22:31 PM  
Good for Bobby Jindal for firing back at this bullshiat. I may not agree with him on some things, but it takes a lot to call someone on their bullshiat when they're on the same team as you, especially in politics.

We are seeing a huge shift here, folks. Even some right wing media has said in this current state, they don't see republicans winning a presidential race ever again. Unless of course they change their ways which is impossible considering they ARE the party who caters to people who hate change.
 
2012-11-15 01:22:37 PM  
If we're going to continue on this "HURRR, X% of people didn't pay federal income taxes, therefore they're TAKERS", can we at least get updated numbers, rather than regurgitating the same number from the worst year of the recession?
 
2012-11-15 01:23:47 PM  
They backed the wrong Mormon.
 
2012-11-15 01:23:53 PM  
So, Republicans complain that the poors vote for Dems for handouts.

But Republicans vote for Republicans for tax cuts, loopholes, subsidies, contractor jobs, deregulation.
 
2012-11-15 01:24:05 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: AdolfOliverPanties: I know plenty of people that believe this though. Obama won because people want to keep getting free stuff from the government.

Sadly I do too. there's a timely op ed in the times today about this whole "moocher" mentality that some on the far right have. It's the grandchild of blatant racism.


No, it is blatant racism.

Just calling a spade a spade.
 
2012-11-15 01:24:34 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I know plenty of people that believe this though. Obama won because people want to keep getting free stuff from the government.


Whenever people tell me this, I ask them what percentage of the federal budget they think is spent on "free stuff". Responses are pretty hilarious.
 
2012-11-15 01:24:49 PM  

MithrandirBooga: HST's Dead Carcass: Ah, yes, the Ouroboros is now eating itself.

[img.photobucket.com image 600x400]


That's beautiful!

/enjoy your free month!
 
2012-11-15 01:26:55 PM  

Lackofname: So, Republicans complain that the poors vote for Dems for handouts.

But Republicans vote for Republicans for tax cuts, loopholes, subsidies, contractor jobs, deregulation.


It's the circle of GOP politics, Simba.
 
2012-11-15 01:27:40 PM  

WizardofToast: I think what surprises me most is that Republicans are going "Oh shiat, he's going to hurt us for 2014."


The republicans are going to sink their own ship for 2014.

All this talk of immigration reform is blatant pandering that isn't going to work. Latinos are not going to forget the republicans are the party that has talked smack about them for years. They are not going to forget about the state level immigration bills that have passed and they are not going to forget that the republican reaction has been to say they supported Obama because free stuff.

Their issues with women are not going to go away either. They will not learn from history and they will keep complaining about whores and their contraceptives. They can try to soften the stance on abortion all they want. Have you ever tried to tell a woman what she wants to hear when she knows you do not believe it?

Even trying to soften the stance on either of those issues is only going to make the base go crazy. They will be getting primaried by wingnuts just like they did in 2010. That is going to cause them to lose easily winnable republican seats. Add to that any compromise with Obama to actually govern is going to be seen as a betrayal and weakness.

The republican party is in freefall and the worst is yet to come.

/enjoy the butthurt
 
2012-11-15 01:27:52 PM  
Republicans have not collectively told Mitt to go away. If anything, from election night on, Bill O'Reilly, Fox & Friends and "The 5" have all had a collective talking point that this election was about "stuff" from Obama and that "traditional America" (white America utopia in the 1950s that never existed). How more people haven't called Bill O out for his racist crap is beyond me.
 
2012-11-15 01:28:42 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Romey. A no-good coont 'till the end.

Best part: He's the type of guy that will NEVER get over this loss (much like McCain). All his money, family, and success won't mean shiat to him for the rest of his life because of his loss in the election. Not if he lives to be 150 years old...which I hope he does and on each and every day his first waking thought in the morning is having lost in November 2012.


Best part...to a Black guy with a bad economy.

/GOD has a great sense of humor
 
2012-11-15 01:30:35 PM  
This is the problem with America. You tell the plain truth, and you get excoriated for it. Jindal's remarks couldn't have to do with the fact that he's a minority too, could it? Sort of like all the black people voted Obama just because he's black, Jindal is really standing by his own.
 
2012-11-15 01:30:38 PM  
Amazing how a rich white guy knows so much about poor people, women, and minorities.
 
2012-11-15 01:31:00 PM  
I don't remember this shiat from Bob Dole when he lost.
 
2012-11-15 01:31:06 PM  
I guess Mitt isn't the White Horse he thought he was.
 
2012-11-15 01:31:22 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Someone linked to this earlier today.

Link

I'm having trouble coming up with a score for Mitt that's below the threshold, even giving him a zero for 14.


I think it's a little hilarious, that after going through the laundry lists of how sociopaths are irresponsible, guiltless, lying bastards, the "suggested reading" is "The Secrets to Promoting Your Website Online".
 
2012-11-15 01:31:26 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: The republican obsession with this "Democrats just want free stuff" STRAWMAN is what lost Mitt the election. This is just a rephrasing of the 47% scandal. I do not know a single Democrat who votes to get "free stuff." We vote mainly on the issues. We want equal civil rights for the LGBT community, no more trillion-dollar boondoggle wars, no debt-ballooning tax cuts for wealthy people who do not need it, no more corporate welfare for billion-dollar companies that don't need it, government out of women's doctor's offices, legislation that isn't the forwarding of someone's fundamentalist religious beliefs, and on and on and on. Not a single one of these issues involves getting free stuff from the government.


This pretty much sums up every point I've made in any debate with Republicans since the campaigns starting bringing up these points: I'm a democrat--I don't feel entitled to anything. I just believe helping people is a decent moral decision.
 
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