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2012-11-18 12:44:02 AM
They barely wanted to nominate him this time around, why give him a second chance?
 
2012-11-18 12:49:29 AM
[A] senior Romney adviser... called Romney, 'the most popular Republican on the national scene at the moment.'

Unfortunately, that's the problem.
 
2012-11-18 01:54:01 AM
The GOP's problem this election was they tried to be too mainstream. They'll get it right next time around.
 
2012-11-18 02:14:03 AM

Krymson Tyde: The GOP's problem this election was they tried to be too mainstream. They'll get it right next time around.


Yeah, it's like they didn't even try doubling down on the queers, the sluts, and the Mexicans. They need to appeal more to their base.
 
2012-11-18 02:40:18 AM
Oh, they know who they're nominating.

/probably Santorum since he got 2nd place this time.
 
2012-11-18 02:43:08 AM
Susana Martinez in the VP slot.
 
2012-11-18 04:44:24 AM
The religious right wasted no time shunning a Mormon from Massachusetts? Shocking!
 
2012-11-18 06:18:37 AM
Bummer.
 
2012-11-18 06:19:44 AM
media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-18 06:19:47 AM

Krymson Tyde: The GOP's problem this election was they tried to be too mainstream. They'll get it right next time around.


I look forward to the new GOP hipster party.
 
2012-11-18 06:19:51 AM
He hates the jew and the negro.
 
2012-11-18 06:22:09 AM

CipollinaFan: Krymson Tyde: The GOP's problem this election was they tried to be too mainstream. They'll get it right next time around.

I look forward to the new GOP hipster party.


I was into tax cuts for the rich when they were little more than a twinkle in Reagan's eye.
 
2012-11-18 06:23:36 AM
He will get a job at Bain Capital and fire 1 million cab drivers.
 
2012-11-18 06:33:45 AM
On one hand, you have people like Bobby "The Volcano" Jindel saying they need to stop dumbing down their party and appealing to the knuckledragger component. On the other, he's brown and has a soft voice, and McCain says this Been-Gayz-E thing is what's going to finally take down that black mooslim bastid.

So, yeah, I don't see much hope for them coming out of the swamp in any timely fashion. They'll come back eventually, like adult back acne reminding you of the worst parts of your teenage years. But for now, they are doomed to be a regional party unless they can figure out that slut shaming and hating "minorities" isn't going to work in an age where whites are the new minority.
 
2012-11-18 06:38:04 AM

BalugaJoe: He will get a job at Bain Capital and fire 1 million cab drivers.


I'm guessing he can't recite Zorg's Circle of Life speech..
 
2012-11-18 06:41:47 AM
Almost two weeks on from Mitt Romney's crushing loss to Barack Obama, the memory of his gracious and widely praised concession speech is fading fast.

"Gracious and widely praised" Jesus, they're gonna suck his dick as long as they can, aren't they? This was a guy who was too arrogant to even HAVE a concession speech ready. This is something that you pretty much accept as default from ANY politician, an acceptance speech and a concession speech. Hell, Pride is supposed to be a deadly sin, and Mormons are just as big on that as the rest of the Christian religions out there. The guy should have had something planned, and I don't care how nicely it was written, the fact that it had to be jotted down AFTER the election was called says volumes more than the speech would have. If you thought it was "gracious", that just means he played you farks. Again.

As for the GOP, if they were smart, they'd start courting Huntsman, hell, maybe even Gary Johnson(Yeah, I know he's Libertarian, but that's an easier jump than (L) to (D).), from what I've heard, he's another non-asshole also. Of course, the GOP won't be smart, and they'll scrape bottom again in search of a new person to piss off half of the country and a majority of their own voters. If it wasn't for those dipshaits who vote straight Party tickets, the GOP would be seriously screwed. Thy haven't put a sane candidate up or had any sane talking points for awhile now.
 
2012-11-18 06:42:53 AM
I liked Obama's "not impressed" impersonation
 
2012-11-18 06:54:47 AM

Mikey1969: maybe even Gary Johnson


As much as the completely impossible promise of "lets get rid of the IRS for absolutely no reason, then we can implement my tax plan which will need a new IRS" might enchant republicans, the whole impossible promise of. "legalize all the drugs for absolutely no reason" might turn the GOP off. The whole "Lets make a second currency for no reason" is kind of a bad thing too.

Gary Johnson is Crazier then Mitler, and his policies would have catastrophic unknown effects on businesses. He is patently un-electable

Anyone who poses Johnson as a legitimate candidate is retarded to the point where people with downs syndrome will stop to marvel about how dumb such people are.
 
2012-11-18 06:56:44 AM
Look, putting aside my personal and political dislike of the guy for a moment... statistically, losing a race once means you're not going to win the re-try either. And you don't have the "move to another district and try there" option with the Presidency.
 
2012-11-18 07:03:52 AM
So, is it a law that every article about political failure HAS to include a photo of Dukakis in the tank?
 
2012-11-18 07:04:34 AM

fluffy2097: Mikey1969: maybe even Gary Johnson

As much as the completely impossible promise of "lets get rid of the IRS for absolutely no reason, then we can implement my tax plan which will need a new IRS" might enchant republicans, the whole impossible promise of. "legalize all the drugs for absolutely no reason" might turn the GOP off. The whole "Lets make a second currency for no reason" is kind of a bad thing too.

Gary Johnson is Crazier then Mitler, and his policies would have catastrophic unknown effects on businesses. He is patently un-electable

Anyone who poses Johnson as a legitimate candidate is retarded to the point where people with downs syndrome will stop to marvel about how dumb such people are.


If Gary Johnson would be just a little bit less extreme on the economic side, like not advocating for a balanced budget tomorrow and supporting a progressive consumption tax over the ridiculously regressive FairTax, I think he could be pretty competitive. But that tends to be the problem with most Libertarians. They think politics is a contest to see who can put the "Thar Be Dragons" sign on the right end of the spectrum as far into the distance as is humanly possible. In reality, you have to get more people to like you over the other guys if you want to win.
 
2012-11-18 07:04:56 AM

Mikey1969:

As for the GOP, if they were smart,


Stop right there, I think I see the problem.
 
2012-11-18 07:09:06 AM

Jim_Callahan: Look, putting aside my personal and political dislike of the guy for a moment... statistically, losing a race once means you're not going to win the re-try either. And you don't have the "move to another district and try there" option with the Presidency.


It can happen. Nixon did it. That said, Romney would still have no chance.
 
2012-11-18 07:12:00 AM

fluffy2097: Mikey1969: maybe even Gary Johnson

As much as the completely impossible promise of "lets get rid of the IRS for absolutely no reason, then we can implement my tax plan which will need a new IRS" might enchant republicans, the whole impossible promise of. "legalize all the drugs for absolutely no reason" might turn the GOP off. The whole "Lets make a second currency for no reason" is kind of a bad thing too.

Gary Johnson is Crazier then Mitler, and his policies would have catastrophic unknown effects on businesses. He is patently un-electable

Anyone who poses Johnson as a legitimate candidate is retarded to the point where people with downs syndrome will stop to marvel about how dumb such people are.


I don't know Johnson, or his policies, I'd just heard some good stuff about him, but yeah, the Libertarians who go with the 'Let's abolish _______' are usually too hot to handle. Whether it's a government agency, or the government itself, these guys are basically a high school diploma away from just being anarchists anyway.
 
2012-11-18 07:22:51 AM

Jim_Callahan: Look, putting aside my personal and political dislike of the guy for a moment... statistically, losing a race once means you're not going to win the re-try either. And you don't have the "move to another district and try there" option with the Presidency.


Nixon, you dolt.
 
2012-11-18 07:26:42 AM
Romney's body hadn't even hit the ground on Election Day and Fox was screaming "this is what happens when you put up a northeast liberal instead of a True Conservative."

There's no doubt the GOP short list is Santorum, Bachmann, Rand Paul and Megyn Kelly's gynecologist
 
2012-11-18 07:27:47 AM
Michael Dukakis?

He's still alive?
 
2012-11-18 07:28:30 AM
I was a few months too young to vote in 1988, but the main narrative at the time was 'Wimp(Bush) or Shrimp(Dukakis)?', usually with pictures of people flipping coins in the voting booths, because they didn't care that much who won.
 
2012-11-18 07:29:51 AM

fluffy2097: Mikey1969: maybe even Gary Johnson

As much as the completely impossible promise of "lets get rid of the IRS for absolutely no reason, then we can implement my tax plan which will need a new IRS" might enchant republicans, the whole impossible promise of. "legalize all the drugs for absolutely no reason" might turn the GOP off. The whole "Lets make a second currency for no reason" is kind of a bad thing too.

Gary Johnson is Crazier then Mitler, and his policies would have catastrophic unknown effects on businesses. He is patently un-electable

Anyone who poses Johnson as a legitimate candidate is retarded to the point where people with downs syndrome will stop to marvel about how dumb such people are.


Believing people should be able to choose what to do with their own body? Not pursuing a drug enforcement policy that is detrimental to what it hopes to accomplish, while being incredibly expensive in terms of lives lost and money wasted?
 
2012-11-18 07:36:45 AM

Mikey1969: fluffy2097: Mikey1969: maybe even Gary Johnson

As much as the completely impossible promise of "lets get rid of the IRS for absolutely no reason, then we can implement my tax plan which will need a new IRS" might enchant republicans, the whole impossible promise of. "legalize all the drugs for absolutely no reason" might turn the GOP off. The whole "Lets make a second currency for no reason" is kind of a bad thing too.

Gary Johnson is Crazier then Mitler, and his policies would have catastrophic unknown effects on businesses. He is patently un-electable

Anyone who poses Johnson as a legitimate candidate is retarded to the point where people with downs syndrome will stop to marvel about how dumb such people are.

I don't know Johnson, or his policies, I'd just heard some good stuff about him, but yeah, the Libertarians who go with the 'Let's abolish _______' are usually too hot to handle. Whether it's a government agency, or the government itself, these guys are basically a high school diploma away from just being anarchists anyway.


Believe it or not, Gary Johnson isn't a complete anarchist. As an example, in his Reddit AMA, he said he supports the EPA because polluters should not be allowed to dump their costs onto other people.
 
2012-11-18 07:37:07 AM

SnarfVader: Jim_Callahan: Look, putting aside my personal and political dislike of the guy for a moment... statistically, losing a race once means you're not going to win the re-try either. And you don't have the "move to another district and try there" option with the Presidency.

It can happen. Nixon did it. That said, Romney would still have no chance.


Yeah, but Nixon was a special case. He had to violate the shiate out of the Logan Act and extend the Nam war to get elected.
 
2012-11-18 07:40:21 AM

Clowns are a Ten: fluffy2097: Mikey1969: maybe even Gary Johnson

As much as the completely impossible promise of "lets get rid of the IRS for absolutely no reason, then we can implement my tax plan which will need a new IRS" might enchant republicans, the whole impossible promise of. "legalize all the drugs for absolutely no reason" might turn the GOP off. The whole "Lets make a second currency for no reason" is kind of a bad thing too.

Gary Johnson is Crazier then Mitler, and his policies would have catastrophic unknown effects on businesses. He is patently un-electable

Anyone who poses Johnson as a legitimate candidate is retarded to the point where people with downs syndrome will stop to marvel about how dumb such people are.

Believing people should be able to choose what to do with their own body? Not pursuing a drug enforcement policy that is detrimental to what it hopes to accomplish, while being incredibly expensive in terms of lives lost and money wasted?


More like wasting time and moneyy running for President on a platform no more than 5% of the American people will ever embrace. Have you ever read the official platform of the Libertarian party?
No drug laws - period.
No abortion laws - period.
No immigration restrictions other that stopping for a moment on the way in the take the oath of citizenship.
A 100% isolationist foreign policy, with a military a fracion of it's current size.

That's not going to sell in Manhattan, and it's not going to sell in Bug Tussle Alabama either.
It's a pipe dream.
 
2012-11-18 07:45:21 AM

Mikey1969: Almost two weeks on from Mitt Romney's crushing loss to Barack Obama, the memory of his gracious and widely praised concession speech is fading fast.

"Gracious and widely praised" Jesus, they're gonna suck his dick as long as they can, aren't they? This was a guy who was too arrogant to even HAVE a concession speech ready. This is something that you pretty much accept as default from ANY politician, an acceptance speech and a concession speech. Hell, Pride is supposed to be a deadly sin, and Mormons are just as big on that as the rest of the Christian religions out there. The guy should have had something planned, and I don't care how nicely it was written, the fact that it had to be jotted down AFTER the election was called says volumes more than the speech would have. If you thought it was "gracious", that just means he played you farks. Again.

As for the GOP, if they were smart, they'd start courting Huntsman, hell, maybe even Gary Johnson(Yeah, I know he's Libertarian, but that's an easier jump than (L) to (D).), from what I've heard, he's another non-asshole also. Of course, the GOP won't be smart, and they'll scrape bottom again in search of a new person to piss off half of the country and a majority of their own voters. If it wasn't for those dipshaits who vote straight Party tickets, the GOP would be seriously screwed. Thy haven't put a sane candidate up or had any sane talking points for awhile now.


changing demographics are making even this group unable to keep them afloat. Aside from the house, they lost a lot of ground on all scales in many places. If it wasn't for some fairly effective gerrymandering, they'd have lost that, too.
 
2012-11-18 07:47:53 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Megyn Kelly's gynecologist


If McCain had been elected in '08, Megyn Kelly's gynecologist was going to head up FEMA.
 
2012-11-18 07:48:39 AM
All right, something on this page is forcing IE 8 into compatability mode.. when then means Fark tells me to upgrade to IE 8 or newer..
 
2012-11-18 07:52:08 AM

Mad Scientist: So, is it a law that every article about political failure HAS to include a photo of Dukakis in the tank?


I'm surprised i didn't catch any reference to Howard Dean's colossal stupidity for not having done a sound check before showing actual human emotion.
 
2012-11-18 07:55:02 AM

Mikey1969:
(Yeah, I know he's Libertarian, but that's an easier jump than (L) to (D.


Not any more

/was R
//then L
///now D
//// Democrats are far less intrusive when it comes to civil liberties at this point. If you had told me this 15 years ago I would have laughed in your face. Now, I have a hard time seeing the GOP as anything but the "let us tell you how to live your life" party
 
2012-11-18 07:55:13 AM
Anyone who listened to Mitts 2008 concession shouldn't be surprised by they way he is burning bridges. That said, money opens a lot of doors, and if he wants he will be right in the mix next time. It's not like he's doing anything else. This is his life - President or bust
 
2012-11-18 07:55:24 AM

Alphax: All right, something on this page is forcing IE 8 into compatability mode.. when then means Fark tells me to upgrade to IE 8 or newer..


You're still using IE8? You are worse than Watergate. :D
 
2012-11-18 08:02:32 AM

jso2897: Alphax: All right, something on this page is forcing IE 8 into compatability mode.. when then means Fark tells me to upgrade to IE 8 or newer..

You're still using IE8? You are worse than Watergate. :D


Watergate? Don't you mean Benghazigate?
 
2012-11-18 08:03:12 AM

Lost Thought 00: Anyone who listened to Mitts 2008 concession shouldn't be surprised by they way he is burning bridges. That said, money opens a lot of doors, and if he wants he will be right in the mix next time. It's not like he's doing anything else. This is his life - President or bust


He is wealthy enough to spend the rest of his life in idle hedonism. Running for President is a public service; don't blame him for the 47 percenters' churlish rejection of his awesomeness. His only failure was attempting to tack to the center, in a foolish strategy to appeal to the center. Had he remained extremely conservative, he would have totally outrun the Kenyan in the electoral marathon.

I for one welcome a Romney 2016 run for the nomination. His presence will spur all of the other candidates to hew to the right.

And as sure as I know this election was stolen by gays (I'm looking at YOU, Nate Silver!), feminazis, and greedy minorities, I know that an ultra-right candidate running on an ultra-right platform is the certain formula for GOP electoral domination in 2016. I'm talking 400 electoral votes and supermajorities in both houses of Congress! Book it, done!
 
2012-11-18 08:06:52 AM

Alphax: I was a few months too young to vote in 1988, but the main narrative at the time was 'Wimp(Bush) or Shrimp(Dukakis)?', usually with pictures of people flipping coins in the voting booths, because they didn't care that much who won.


I was in 82nd Signal Battalion in 1988, and voted Libertarian. Dukakis sucked, and everybody thought I was crazy when I kept telling them Bushv1.0 was going to get us in a shooting war just to prove he wasn't a wimp if elected.

We all remember how that turned out, yes? I ETSd in late 1990, and they couldn't call me back because I had completed my entire contract on active duty. I had several friends that were called back though.
 
2012-11-18 08:08:41 AM

Parthenogenetic: Lost Thought 00: Anyone who listened to Mitts 2008 concession shouldn't be surprised by they way he is burning bridges. That said, money opens a lot of doors, and if he wants he will be right in the mix next time. It's not like he's doing anything else. This is his life - President or bust

He is wealthy enough to spend the rest of his life in idle hedonism. Running for President is a public service; don't blame him for the 47 percenters' churlish rejection of his awesomeness. His only failure was attempting to tack to the center, in a foolish strategy to appeal to the center. Had he remained extremely conservative, he would have totally outrun the Kenyan in the electoral marathon.

I for one welcome a Romney 2016 run for the nomination. His presence will spur all of the other candidates to hew to the right.

And as sure as I know this election was stolen by gays (I'm looking at YOU, Nate Silver!), feminazis, and greedy minorities, I know that an ultra-right candidate running on an ultra-right platform is the certain formula for GOP electoral domination in 2016. I'm talking 400 electoral votes and supermajorities in both houses of Congress! Book it, done!


Yeah!

I think we should all contact our local republican party offices and tell them just how far to the right we want our next candidate(s). Convince the party bosses that we really do want God, Guns, Electrified Fences and Coat Hangers!

/and then laugh when they lose again
 
2012-11-18 08:14:53 AM

Serious Black: jso2897: Alphax: All right, something on this page is forcing IE 8 into compatability mode.. when then means Fark tells me to upgrade to IE 8 or newer..

You're still using IE8? You are worse than Watergate. :D

Watergate? Don't you mean Benghazigate?


Screw it - let's just go full Hitler.
 
2012-11-18 08:20:10 AM

jso2897: Serious Black: jso2897: Alphax: All right, something on this page is forcing IE 8 into compatability mode.. when then means Fark tells me to upgrade to IE 8 or newer..

You're still using IE8? You are worse than Watergate. :D

Watergate? Don't you mean Benghazigate?

Screw it - let's just go full Hitler.


I thought Obama already rated at least 1 Giga-Hitler on the evil scale.
 
2012-11-18 08:22:37 AM

jso2897: Alphax: All right, something on this page is forcing IE 8 into compatability mode.. when then means Fark tells me to upgrade to IE 8 or newer..

You're still using IE8? You are worse than Watergate. :D


Only when at work.

And now I'm off until Tuesday night.
 
2012-11-18 08:25:50 AM

Serious Black: jso2897: Serious Black: jso2897: Alphax: All right, something on this page is forcing IE 8 into compatability mode.. when then means Fark tells me to upgrade to IE 8 or newer..

You're still using IE8? You are worse than Watergate. :D

Watergate? Don't you mean Benghazigate?

Screw it - let's just go full Hitler.

I thought Obama already rated at least 1 Giga-Hitler on the evil scale.


What is that in metric?
 
2012-11-18 08:25:58 AM

Alphax: jso2897: Alphax: All right, something on this page is forcing IE 8 into compatability mode.. when then means Fark tells me to upgrade to IE 8 or newer..

You're still using IE8? You are worse than Watergate. :D

Only when at work.

And now I'm off until Tuesday night.


Aha - so you're "just following orders", eh? A likely story.
 
2012-11-18 08:26:37 AM
Now is the time for Ron Paul.
 
2012-11-18 08:28:00 AM
As a severely conservative, evangelical voter, I just want to know: is it OK for me to go back to viewing Mormonism as a Satanic cult now?
 
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