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(New York Magazine)   Romney campaign has a big, fat reason for why they lost   (nymag.com) divider line 76
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2012-11-20 11:55:50 AM  
11 votes:
The important thing is to take away from this is that it was someone else's fault.

Party of personal responsibility.
2012-11-20 01:41:55 PM  
10 votes:
Dear GOP, you didn't get my vote because you openly hate me. I'm one of the working poor who is excited about the prospect of decent health insurance. I'm one of the gay people you think you should be able to deny equal rights to. I'm one of the people who barely contributes via income tax, but still pays a higher effective tax rate (sales, payroll, social security, medicare) than Mitt Romney. I'm one of the people who, when I call for government to actually do something useful for me, you berate and call a "taker," despite your financial adoration of subsidies for everyone who is already doing ok. You can blame Christie, "gifts," hurricanes (or other acts of God), but unless you stop using your policies to try to decide whether lawmakers know whether mj or neurontin has worse side effects, who I can marry, and whether or not my ownership of a refrigerator means I should pay more taxes so our illustrious "job creators" can have another tax break, you're not getting my vote.
2012-11-20 11:52:08 AM  
7 votes:
F*ck you Mitt

/If you want to see why you lost, go look in a mirror
//assuming you have a reflection, since you seem singularly incapable of any
2012-11-20 01:16:49 PM  
6 votes:
This is what happens when you go your entire life without being told "No".
2012-11-20 12:01:48 PM  
6 votes:
If the comments of a Blue State governor less than 2 weeks prior to the election were enough to destroy your chances perhaps your campaign really wasn't that solid to begin with. The country had over a year to get to know you Mitt and you could not convince more than 48% or so in all that time that you were the right choice.

/remove the mote from your own eye
2012-11-20 11:58:30 AM  
6 votes:
The party of personal responsibility continues to shirk personal responsibility.
2012-11-20 01:31:07 PM  
5 votes:
If that campaign was hinging on Christie, they should have ran Christie.
2012-11-20 01:24:35 PM  
5 votes:
I wonder if this paragraph:

On Sunday a Drudge Report headline criticized Christie for appearing on Saturday Night Live "as residents suffer," and on Monday night he was still being blasted on Fox News's The Five. Co-host Eric Bolling labeled Christie a RINO, and said he "acted like a Democrat" by giving a "slobbering wet kiss to Obama days before the election" and showing up on "Weekend Update" "while Jersey suffers from power outages, destroyed homes, and massive job losses."



has anything to do with the fact that after Christie praised Obama Rupert Murdoch got him on the phone and DEMANDED that Christie publicly "re-endorse" Romney?

and am I the only one bothered by the fact that a guy who own the biggest cable news channel int he country and dozens of newpapers and TV stations around the country, was personally cheeleading for one of the presidential candidates just days before the election?
2012-11-20 01:09:10 PM  
5 votes:
He's blaming everyone but himself, isn't he?
Thank God this guy isn't going to be president.
2012-11-20 11:58:59 AM  
5 votes:
The election was two weeks ago. People didn't buy into your bold-faced bullsh*t, that's why you lost.

Get. Over. It.
2012-11-20 11:46:23 AM  
5 votes:
Mitt's ego?
2012-11-20 01:30:18 PM  
4 votes:

Shrugging Atlas: We're going to have to start keeping a new list: Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election because it still seems to be growing by the day.


Ok, I'll start:

Hurricane Sandy
The 47%
Debate moderators
Obama's gifts
Chris Christie
Todd Akin
Richard Mourdock
Karl Rove


NOT ROMNEY
2012-11-20 01:26:46 PM  
4 votes:
He just can't accept there's something he can't buy.
2012-11-20 02:52:08 PM  
3 votes:

ArgusRun: What I don't understand is Mitt. He has enough money to have clout anywhere he decides to hang his hat. (Besides the political ring) If he simply said he got beat, disappeared for a year and then set up a big foundation, he'd be fine. Instead he's hissing and spitting and lashing out, and I don't get it.


You know all the little disappointments you've had to face throughout your life? Little things like not getting the toy you want for your birthday, doing badly on an exam, they build up a sort of emotional callus that help when you get older and have to deal with more difficult disappointments, such as being teased or humiliated by other kids, not being liked back by a crush. You go through a breakup. The callus is maintained and toughened. And then you maybe don't get into the college you want, you don't get a call back from a few job interviews. Maybe you get fired, maybe you go through a divorce. And that emotional callus helps you to handle the harder stuff with grace. You can even accept that maybe you weren't right for that job. Maybe you and your ex weren't right for each other. All this adds up to an understanding of yourself as a good but still fallible person. That's the self-awareness that most people reach over a lifetime.

Now imagine what your life would be without most of that disappointment and humiliation. You got pretty much everything you wanted starting at a young age. You've never lost a job. You've never been through a break-up. You've been successful in everything and have made it to sixty-five years of age without having to suffer any real disappointments, and this has left your emotional defenses against disappointment as soft as a newborn's belly. Now imagine going from that to facing total humiliation on a national scale, being rejected, for the first time, not by a girl you like, but by a majority of Americans voters. How do you think your psyche would handle that?

I don't have a lot of sympathy for the guy, but I can understand why he's reacting badly.
2012-11-20 01:25:59 PM  
3 votes:
Ok, let's see here. The tally so far why Romney lost pretty much adds up to "Everything in the world, but not Romney himself". The denial is strong w/ this one...
2012-11-20 01:22:40 PM  
3 votes:
The party of personal responsibility: it's everybody else fault I lost but my own.
2012-11-20 01:22:19 PM  
3 votes:
Guess Mitt should have released his tax returns and gotten the attention off Christie.
2012-11-20 12:26:34 PM  
3 votes:
So basically Republicans suck if they win and suck if they lose.

But when they lose is a hell of a lot better for the country.
2012-11-20 11:53:13 AM  
3 votes:
If anything short of assassination, outright treason, or a video surfacing of you humping a goat happens in the last week before the election, you didn't lose the election because of it. You lost the election because you campaign sucked, pure and simple.

Why is it just so hard for some people to say 'well...we go outplayed'?
2012-11-20 11:48:01 AM  
3 votes:
I guess I missed the part where New Jersey was a key swing state? Or I just imagined the poll analysis prior to Sandy showing that Obama was poised to win?
2012-11-20 11:46:38 AM  
3 votes:
Yes, he is technically correct, but, to paraphrase Jon Stewart:

Why is it when a businessman gets "stuff" by using tax loopholes they are called a "smart businessman", but, when a student tries to use student loans or a poor person uses welfare, they are "moochers" just looking for a handout?


That is the thing here. The GOP likes to say that the democrats play with "Class Warfare", but, I think the war started on the other side..... it is kind of hard for Madagascar to start a war with the U.S.
2012-11-20 02:47:49 PM  
2 votes:
I'd like to point out - for future reference - that this debacle of Romney's cluelessness about how he lost is the Numero Uno reason for why businessmen are not intrinsically qualified to lead in any way: business operatives fire and/or disassociate with people that disagree with them; private sector corporations simply aren't capable of operating with multiple working perspectives.

in other words, it was all yes men, all the way down, and who is surprised?
2012-11-20 02:45:05 PM  
2 votes:

not5am: lordjupiter: So they want to get rid of FEMA because the states can handle disasters that cripple the, um, state...

don't forget how he said they should cut policemen and firefigthers earlier in the year and then that massive wildfire broke out. i can't believe that happened with mitt twice!


Oooh, epic troll opportunity.
Romney fan: Romney only lost because of the wildfire and the hurricane!
Us: so, Acts of God, as the insurance biz calls them?
RF: Yes!
Us: So what you're saying is, God made Romney lose?

Then wrap that guy's head in copper, stick him between two magnets, and solve the energy crisis, cause you're going to see more spin than you can count.
2012-11-20 02:27:22 PM  
2 votes:
Enough is enough. It's time for Christie to switch parties.
2012-11-20 02:07:34 PM  
2 votes:

Magorn: ArgusRun: Dimensio:
As a four point poll shift in every swing state would have been required for Mr. Romney to have won the election, I also understand the blame assigned to Governor Christie: admitting error is a sign of weakness.

And this is what I will never understand. It's not a sign of weakness. Admitting a mistake is a sign of strength. It says I'm secure enough that an error won't ruin me. Refusing to admit a mistake is a sign of weakness. It means I'm afraid that one mistake will make people think less of me. That I will be fired or people won't like me anymore.

The only thing that is worse is someone who blames someone else for their own mistake. That's not weakness, that meanness.

The staffers feal weak and they're lashing out. I get it. But it telegraphs weakness, not strength.

What I don't understand is Mitt. He has enough money to have clout anywhere he decides to hang his hat. (Besides the political ring) If he simply said he got beat, disappeared for a year and then set up a big foundation, he'd be fine. Instead he's hissing and spitting and lashing out, and I don't get it.

Right after the 2008 election I was still doing Hiring for a DC contaractor that did a lot of gov't work. I'll never forget the resume I got where the bright young thing who wrote it evidentially considered thier work on the "McCain Campaign Palin Media team" to be his professional career highlight, despite the fact that the rest of the world thought her media relation team had done one of the worst jobs at that ever seen. Admittedly a lot of that was a "garbage in, Garbage out" issue, but stil


Okay... That's funny.

But frankly, if you're smart and young enough, you can totally spin that in your favor. Learned how to deal with high stress environment, what not to do in many situations, experience handling inexperienced people.
2012-11-20 02:02:49 PM  
2 votes:
Ugly girls who never get asked to dance always blame the DJ.
2012-11-20 02:00:17 PM  
2 votes:

Mentat: So the Republicans are going to destroy their most viable candidate for 2016 because he didn't lock his car doors when the President walked by. You know, I'm starting to wonder if maybe Obama didn't use his magic hurricane machine to engineer all of this. It's just too silly to be real.


You Know I WONDERED whatever happened to those books Prospero had! Now it all makes sense! Did anyone ever see a copy of Caliban's birth Certificate?
2012-11-20 01:47:56 PM  
2 votes:
So the insulting lie about Jeep moving to Japan had nothing to do with him losing Ohio? Or his insulting 47% remarks had nothing to do with losing the 47%+?
2012-11-20 01:41:12 PM  
2 votes:

Nadie_AZ: FooDog: Shrugging Atlas: We're going to have to start keeping a new list: Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election because it still seems to be growing by the day.

Ok, I'll start:

Hurricane Sandy
The 47%
Debate moderators
Obama's gifts
Chris Christie
Todd Akin
Richard Mourdock
Karl Rove
Math
Nate Silver


And a few more:

Chrysler
Tropical storm Isaac
Tax returns
Gays
Brown people
Vaginas
American Red Cross
New Black Panthers
St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen


but still NOT ROMNEY
2012-11-20 01:40:10 PM  
2 votes:
I just... I just don't understand this rhetoric. I can't wrap my head around how people can think this way.
2012-11-20 01:35:22 PM  
2 votes:

Magorn: Lando Lincoln: whistleridge: Why is it just so hard for some people to say 'well...we go outplayed'?

Because that might cast doubt on the Republican message. And we all know their message is fine.

and If I understand that message correctly over the last few days, its that Mitt Romney is a clueless whiner who needs to STFU and GTFO because he totally misunderstands the electorate, and was a masterful campaigner who only lost because of a perfect storm of Christie/Sandy/The Obamaphone lady/Shenannigans in Ohio with the Trigg Romeny-owned/GOP secretary of State-controlled election machinery/Greedy plebian shiats that wanted "stuff"


I normally loathe Rachel Maddow, but she was spot-on last night:

* Michael Steele: huge wins for GOP, gets fired, effectively for not being whi--er, conservative enough
* Rince Preibus: huge losses for GOP, obvious incompetence on his part, gets his job renewed because he's whi-- er, properly conservative
2012-11-20 01:34:42 PM  
2 votes:
Let's try to look at this objectively here. What did the Romney campaign do right? Seriously, what could the campaign hang its hat on this go 'round? ORCA? Its ground game? Setting out a clear vision for the candidate?

What we got was a guy fumbling around for months, who threatened to be overshadowed by his running mate until they scaled him back on the national stage at least. Then said candidate appears as a craven opportunist in setting up a press conference immediately following an attack on U.S. civilians in Libya.

His one shining moment was the first debate where he outclassed Obama by shamelessly abandoning everything he had been running on since the primaries in one, hour and a half performance. He then held his own but lost the remaining two debates and then, thanks to his echo chamber, deludedly thought the campaign was in the bag.

But yeah, it was Chris Christie's fault.
2012-11-20 01:32:14 PM  
2 votes:
So, by Teapublican logic (which boils down to politicizing everything and acting like an angry spoiled child), Christie is BAD because he chose to put politics aside and do what's best for his state during a crisis rather than politicizing the storm and sinking to new lows, putting his citizen's lives at risk for a chance to stick it to Obama.

Got it.
2012-11-20 01:26:15 PM  
2 votes:
Reasons why Mitt Romney lost the election

Gifts to Hispanics
Gifts to Young People
Gifts to Women
Gov. Christie

Feel free to add your own
2012-11-20 01:25:21 PM  
2 votes:
Man, if only there was someone like Nate Silver BEFORE the election.
2012-11-20 01:24:16 PM  
2 votes:
We're going to have to start keeping a new list: Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election because it still seems to be growing by the day.
2012-11-20 01:21:07 PM  
2 votes:
Your Party of Personal ResponsibilityTM, everybody!!!



/do something good, "I BUILT THAT!" do something bad, "IT'S THE GUBMINT'S FAULT!!!"
2012-11-20 10:52:46 PM  
1 votes:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: monoski: He had no chance of winning NY or NJ. This is just meaningless finger-pointing. He needs to accept the fact that his message does not sell to over half of the country (you know the ones who want free stuff)

he would have had to *have* a message in the first place.


That's the whole thing about Hurricane Sandy: If Romney actually believed in his campaign themes he could have won.

All through the campaign Obama's message was, "You didn't built it (alone) / We're all in this together / government can help you." And Romney's campaign message was, "Private enterprise is superior to government / individual charity beats welfare / bootstraps, etc." Both sides have rubbed these talking points down to meaningless nubs. But then a hurricane hits and Obama goes and illustrates his campaign themes in a practical setting. Where, then, was Romney?

If I were a campaign advisor I'd have Romney roll up his sleeves, donate $5 million, get his billionaire donors to pitch in and start a 'Private Citizen FEMA'... show off the government by being there first with hot food, street cleaning, stuff like that. Even as a crass political stunt it would show some sort of initiative and at least give Christie the room to stump for GOP. It could have made Republicans for once look unselfish and inclusive. But instead the East Coast got nothing. Romney, the richest candidate in U.S. history, couldn't spare a dime.

The lesson: Obama, say what you will, actually believes his cliched campaign slogans. He practices what he preaches. Romney on the other hand is a cynical, spineless political scavenger who would laugh in my face if I suggested he donate his own money to help in a crisis. No, that's what governments are for. He *didn't* build it, and he certainly wasn't going to rebuild it either.

Romney had a perfect opportunity to prove the existence of 'compassionate conservatism.' By slinking away from Sandy he instead proved it simply doesn't exist, and that Obama's arguments have a real-world application.

It wasn't about people wanting 'free stuff' from the candidates, it was about wanting some basic sincerity.
2012-11-20 10:48:12 PM  
1 votes:
Christie is a bright man.

Bright enuff to avoid running in 2012 against a popular and competent incumbent.

Bright enuff to screen his calls when Mitt's veep exploration committee came a'knockin'.

Bright enuff to spend his time at the podium during the RNC talking about himself and not Mitt Romney.

Bright enuff to know when to drop petty partisan tactics roll down his sleeves and fix the problem not the blame in the wake of Sandy

Romney, FOX, Murdoch, the Teatards and RW radio blowhards are al shooting themselves in the foot trying to make him the scapegoat for the fact that Mitt was a shiat candidate,.

My guess is Christie rides this current wave of derp out and comes out of the box swinging in 2016.

Looking for reasons Mitt lost is fun but rather time consuming.

Anyone wanna try to give even one reason why he deserved to win?

Just one.

/I'll wait over here and eat some pie.
//Mmmmm, pies are good.
2012-11-20 07:09:51 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: firefly212: Dear GOP, you didn't get my vote because you openly hate me. I'm one of the working poor who is excited about the prospect of decent health insurance. I'm one of the gay people you think you should be able to deny equal rights to. I'm one of the people who barely contributes via income tax, but still pays a higher effective tax rate (sales, payroll, social security, medicare) than Mitt Romney. I'm one of the people who, when I call for government to actually do something useful for me, you berate and call a "taker," despite your financial adoration of subsidies for everyone who is already doing ok. You can blame Christie, "gifts," hurricanes (or other acts of God), but unless you stop using your policies to try to decide whether lawmakers know whether mj or neurontin has worse side effects, who I can marry, and whether or not my ownership of a refrigerator means I should pay more taxes so our illustrious "job creators" can have another tax break, you're not getting my vote.

You are only proving the Republican narrative correct by putting your own financial well-being and civil liberties above the wishes of Christian theocrats and wealthy business owners who may now be forced to pay 2% more of their annual income to the government.


On a serious note, they really do seem to be portraying everyone who asks the government to do something useful for a change as "greedy" or "moochers." I pay plenty in taxes, is it too much to ask that some of that go towards things useful to me like healthcare or mass transit instead of funding the SEC or buying thousands more tanks than the Army wants? The problem for the GOP is that even if I were moderate (I'm not), they're trying to sell the idea that inefficient government is good, and that only bad people would expect the government to do something useful with their money. I just don't see how they close any of the demographic gaps when they're trying to sell the idea that we should vote for them because they'll continue wasting our money on crap of little to no benefit.
2012-11-20 04:10:07 PM  
1 votes:
You know what? If Romney did pick Christie, he might very well have won the election. The relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy could have been seen as proof of how "Presidential" Christie was and this would have been a boost for the gop side.

However, Romney's filthy rich handlers (Hi, Sheldon) instead demanded a Randian zealot like Paul Ryan to be the next Sarah Palin, and between the "47% video" and the general "f*ck the poor!" attitude, Romney's goose was cooked.

And further irony shows that Christie IS what the future of the gop should look like if they ever, EVER, want to see the inside of the White House ever again.

IMO, I hope Christie never runs for President. The right wing kingmakers and moneybrokers would corrupt him just as terribly as they did to McCain. Just look at what they did to that guy.
2012-11-20 02:59:14 PM  
1 votes:

MSFT: Dimensio: morlinge: I'd also like to bring up the recent post about barackofraudo.com claiming that the election was stolen.

I examined this website. Apparently the author believes that Mr. Romney was entitled to a certain percentage of votes from certain urban areas and that him receiving a lower percentage is proof that electoral fraud occurred. I do not believe that the author understands how electoral fraud works.

Their sense of self-entitlement knows no upper bounds.But God help the poor person who wants access to preventative health care....


People who get cancer without being able to afford treatment are irresponsible.
2012-11-20 02:45:42 PM  
1 votes:

Mercutio74: jso2897: I could see him going independent if he gets enough crap from inside the GOP - but Chris isn't going Dem.

I wonder if there's still a grassroots movement in the GOP to get him to run for prez... :D


He's getting whacked pretty hard by the right-wing media noise machine. He'll be up for re-election in 2014; how the GOP treats him in the primary will be a good indicator of his internal party standing and his prospects for 2016.
2012-11-20 02:44:10 PM  
1 votes:
He had no chance of winning NY or NJ. This is just meaningless finger-pointing. He needs to accept the fact that his message does not sell to over half of the country (you know the ones who want free stuff)
2012-11-20 02:37:58 PM  
1 votes:
No honor amongst thieves...

GOP was pretty ugly before the election, still ugly now.

might do better in the next election if they worked on their humanity a bit.
2012-11-20 02:30:04 PM  
1 votes:
The best part is Obama has taken over Clinton as the guy a lot of the right loves to irrationally hate. And the way he's trolled the GOP and Tea Baggers, he's gonna be at No. 1 for a long, long time.
2012-11-20 02:27:59 PM  
1 votes:
Is anyone surprised none of our resident shiat stirrers are avoiding this thread?
2012-11-20 02:15:12 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA:
"Christie," said a Romney adviser, "allowed Obama to be president, not a politician."

And, god forbid, Christie acted like a governor, not a politician.
2012-11-20 02:07:39 PM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: firefly212: Dear GOP, you didn't get my vote because you openly hate me. I'm one of the working poor who is excited about the prospect of decent health insurance. I'm one of the gay people you think you should be able to deny equal rights to. I'm one of the people who barely contributes via income tax, but still pays a higher effective tax rate (sales, payroll, social security, medicare) than Mitt Romney. I'm one of the people who, when I call for government to actually do something useful for me, you berate and call a "taker," despite your financial adoration of subsidies for everyone who is already doing ok. You can blame Christie, "gifts," hurricanes (or other acts of God), but unless you stop using your policies to try to decide whether lawmakers know whether mj or neurontin has worse side effects, who I can marry, and whether or not my ownership of a refrigerator means I should pay more taxes so our illustrious "job creators" can have another tax break, you're not getting my vote.

Dear firefly212,

TL;DR

~GOP


I sure hope so... as a liberal, there's nothing I'd like more than for the GOP to continue to campaign on extremist, losing policies. Keep running campaigns based on hating fellow Americans (gays, blacks, latinos, the poor, etc.), see where that gets ya.
2012-11-20 02:07:01 PM  
1 votes:

lordjupiter: So they want to get rid of FEMA because the states can handle disasters that cripple the, um, state...


don't forget how he said they should cut policemen and firefigthers earlier in the year and then that massive wildfire broke out. i can't believe that happened with mitt twice!
2012-11-20 02:04:35 PM  
1 votes:

ArdRi6: So the insulting lie about Jeep moving to Japan had nothing to do with him losing Ohio? Or his insulting 47% remarks had nothing to do with losing the 47%+?


Here is the Key thing Romney failed to grasp: There IS a certain percentage of our popluation that lives in a culture of dependancy and is relaint on government handouts, It is NOT 47% as supposes , but much more importantly, a large percentage of that group vote Republican and considers themselves "rugged individualists" and Romney should be beaten about the head and shoulders with a copy of What's the Matter with Kansas? until he acknowledges it
2012-11-20 02:02:58 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

This picture should win a Pulitzer.
2012-11-20 01:56:08 PM  
1 votes:

ArgusRun: Dimensio:
As a four point poll shift in every swing state would have been required for Mr. Romney to have won the election, I also understand the blame assigned to Governor Christie: admitting error is a sign of weakness.

And this is what I will never understand. It's not a sign of weakness. Admitting a mistake is a sign of strength. It says I'm secure enough that an error won't ruin me. Refusing to admit a mistake is a sign of weakness. It means I'm afraid that one mistake will make people think less of me. That I will be fired or people won't like me anymore.

The only thing that is worse is someone who blames someone else for their own mistake. That's not weakness, that meanness.

The staffers feal weak and they're lashing out. I get it. But it telegraphs weakness, not strength.

What I don't understand is Mitt. He has enough money to have clout anywhere he decides to hang his hat. (Besides the political ring) If he simply said he got beat, disappeared for a year and then set up a big foundation, he'd be fine. Instead he's hissing and spitting and lashing out, and I don't get it.


Right after the 2008 election I was still doing Hiring for a DC contaractor that did a lot of gov't work. I'll never forget the resume I got where the bright young thing who wrote it evidentially considered thier work on the "McCain Campaign Palin Media team" to be his professional career highlight, despite the fact that the rest of the world thought her media relation team had done one of the worst jobs at that ever seen. Admittedly a lot of that was a "garbage in, Garbage out" issue, but stil
2012-11-20 01:54:10 PM  
1 votes:
Obama's strategy for the next four years should be to troll the hell out of every viable Republican candidate by being nice to him. Shake Paul Ryan's hand on camera and say, "I was really worried when they picked you for Veep." High five Christie. Slap Scott Walker onthe back and say "Congratulations on the recall."
2012-11-20 01:51:19 PM  
1 votes:
I'd like to remind people of all the articles from the right claiming the left was spiking the ball and being bad winners. Then of the endless stream of articles from the right blaming everybody, including the voters, for them losing. I'd also like to bring up the recent post about barackofraudo.com claiming that the election was stolen. I'd like to remind everyone that Romney got 59 million votes. Lastly, I'd like to be sad for the state of the country.
2012-11-20 01:48:30 PM  
1 votes:
This is why I'm disgusted with politics. Blame-games like this--and this particular instance of the political party getting angry with one of their own being bi-partisan--can just as easily happen if the situation was reversed regarding Republicans and Democrats. I usually vote Democrat, but I was just as disgusted with the treatment Bush W received from the Democratic party during his 8 years. Too much of the focus is on being right rather than doing right.
2012-11-20 01:47:05 PM  
1 votes:

Philip Francis Queeg: One reason that wasn't fat.

[images.politico.com image 605x328]


Ryan has that perfectly punchable douchbag face.
2012-11-20 01:46:57 PM  
1 votes:
These people are pathetic.

Your candidate was horrible. His campaign was horrible. Your party is full of willfully ignorant, regressive bigots, plutocrats and religious zealots, who shiat on their fellow countrymen.

This is why you lost. Period.
2012-11-20 01:41:28 PM  
1 votes:
Because it could not possibly be that Romney was such a terrible candidate that the only reason for him to be in the White House was on a guided tour.

No, couldn't possibly be that at all.
2012-11-20 01:38:48 PM  
1 votes:
Romney is the grandmother in Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man is Hard to Find'.
2012-11-20 01:38:47 PM  
1 votes:

peter21: Let's try to look at this objectively here. What did the Romney campaign do right? Seriously, what could the campaign hang its hat on this go 'round? ORCA? Its ground game? Setting out a clear vision for the candidate?

What we got was a guy fumbling around for months, who threatened to be overshadowed by his running mate until they scaled him back on the national stage at least. Then said candidate appears as a craven opportunist in setting up a press conference immediately following an attack on U.S. civilians in Libya.

His one shining moment was the first debate where he outclassed Obama by shamelessly abandoning everything he had been running on since the primaries in one, hour and a half performance. He then held his own but lost the remaining two debates and then, thanks to his echo chamber, deludedly thought the campaign was in the bag.

But yeah, it was Chris Christie's fault.



Romney wasn't even in the ballgame until Obama slept through the first debate. If Obama hadn't let Romney get that little bit of momentum, none of this last-minute fingerpointing would be taking place. They'd be pointing fingers, of course, but they'd be blaming things that are more long-term.
2012-11-20 01:38:40 PM  
1 votes:

FooDog: Shrugging Atlas: We're going to have to start keeping a new list: Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election because it still seems to be growing by the day.

Ok, I'll start:

Hurricane Sandy
The 47%
Debate moderators
Obama's gifts
Chris Christie
Todd Akin
Richard Mourdock
Karl Rove


NOT ROMNEY


Weren't Christians blamed for not turning out in droves for him?

Also:
Sluts
Liberal Media
Students
Brown People
2012-11-20 01:37:47 PM  
1 votes:

FooDog: Shrugging Atlas: We're going to have to start keeping a new list: Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election because it still seems to be growing by the day.

Ok, I'll start:

Hurricane Sandy
The 47%
Debate moderators
Obama's gifts
Chris Christie
Todd Akin
Richard Mourdock
Karl Rove


NOT ROMNEY


Math
Nate Silver
2012-11-20 01:36:57 PM  
1 votes:

whistleridge: If anything short of assassination, outright treason, or a video surfacing of you humping a goat happens in the last week before the election, you didn't lose the election because of it. You lost the election because you campaign sucked, pure and simple.

Why is it just so hard for some people to say 'well...we go outplayed'?


Faith. Faith is the problem.

These are religious people and from a young age their religions have been teaching them that faith, which is specifically the stubborn decision to believe in things without any evidence whatsoever, is more important than logic or reason. Thus it's more important to them what they WANT to believe then what is true.
2012-11-20 01:36:24 PM  
1 votes:
Romney: "Everyone but me is to blame."

GOP: "Romney is entirely to blame, it has nothing to do with our party and policies."

They're both wrong. . .so vote Republican?
2012-11-20 01:34:38 PM  
1 votes:
So they want to get rid of FEMA because the states can handle disasters that cripple the, um, state...

BUT

...the governor of the state is NOT allowed to be seen near any Democrats who are helping.



Get farked.
2012-11-20 01:31:05 PM  
1 votes:
Two weeks of living off of nothing but tears.

Still loving it.
2012-11-20 01:30:19 PM  
1 votes:
It's like the whining of middle-school aged little girls: "It's not fair. It's not my fault! Our team should have won."

/Man up, GOP.
//You lost because you did it wrong.
///Try not to double down on the derp in 2016.
////Unless you want to lose again.
2012-11-20 01:30:13 PM  
1 votes:
One of them questioned why he had boarded Mr. Obama's helicopter, according to people briefed on the conversations.

You sure as Hell didn't expect him to walk, did you?
2012-11-20 01:28:34 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: F*ck you Mitt

/If you want to see why you lost, go look in a mirror
//assuming you have a reflection, since you seem singularly incapable of any


Done in five; with a helpful assist from his campaign team. In retrospect, they didn't have the ability to figure out how to play Connect Four without farking it up.
2012-11-20 01:27:42 PM  
1 votes:
Christie stands "too close" to Obama? Gets accused of "french kissing" Obama? Why are Republicans so consumed with homosexual imagery?

/wait, I know
2012-11-20 01:25:26 PM  
1 votes:
I would be unsurprised if Governor Christie's statements prior to the election contributed to up to a two percentage poll shift in President Obama's favour in certain states.

As a four point poll shift in every swing state would have been required for Mr. Romney to have won the election, I also understand the blame assigned to Governor Christie: admitting error is a sign of weakness.
2012-11-20 01:20:52 PM  
1 votes:
Christie steps out of the Fox News conservative blogger reality distortion echo chamber bubble to deal with a real life issue and he's the problem.

I could see if they lost because they ran out of cake . . .
2012-11-20 12:55:38 PM  
1 votes:

dletter: Yes, he is technically correct, but, to paraphrase Jon Stewart:

Why is it when a businessman gets "stuff" by using tax loopholes they are called a "smart businessman", but, when a student tries to use student loans or a poor person uses welfare, they are "moochers" just looking for a handout?


That is the thing here. The GOP likes to say that the democrats play with "Class Warfare", but, I think the war started on the other side..... it is kind of hard for Madagascar to start a war with the U.S.


I must have had some other article open, because, I was replying to an article about Romney losing because of the "people want stuff" line, not because Obama acted presidential and the Governor actually thanked him for that, and didn't go "Well, you still suck, get away from me dude".
2012-11-20 12:31:03 PM  
1 votes:
New Jersey totally would have voted for Romney, but they got so confused by seeing their governor speak to the President, that they all decided to vote for him.

Tell me Mitt, why did you lose all of your home states again.
2012-11-20 12:09:14 PM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: whistleridge: Why is it just so hard for some people to say 'well...we go outplayed'?

Republicans don't lose gracefully. see: West, Allen.


Or win gracefully, either. Else my memories of GloatFest 04/05 are sadly mistaken.
 
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