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2012-11-20 01:26:57 PM
9 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
Ermahgerd! The pertaters are just the right height.
2012-11-20 02:02:58 PM
7 votes:
i.imgur.com

This picture should win a Pulitzer.
2012-11-20 01:49:02 PM
6 votes:

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
2012-11-20 01:25:21 PM
6 votes:
Man, if only there was someone like Nate Silver BEFORE the election.
2012-11-20 11:52:08 AM
5 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 01:31:05 PM
4 votes:
Two weeks of living off of nothing but tears.

Still loving it.
2012-11-20 11:46:23 AM
4 votes:
Mitt's ego?
2012-11-20 01:39:38 PM
3 votes:
"lengthy autopsy of their campaign"
img811.imageshack.us
2012-11-20 01:30:18 PM
3 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 01:30:13 PM
3 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 01:27:42 PM
3 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 01:22:19 PM
3 votes:
Guess Mitt should have released his tax returns and gotten the attention off Christie.
2012-11-20 02:39:26 PM
2 votes:
If someone is arrested for public urination,
will they be tried by a jury of peers?
2012-11-20 02:28:11 PM
2 votes:

Granny_Panties: Enough is enough. It's time for Christie to switch parties.


Don't worry, Fox "news" is already planning to put a D next to his name from now on.
2012-11-20 02:24:34 PM
2 votes:

what_now: Tell me Mitt, why did you lose all of your home states again.


He just didn't sound sincere when he was complimenting the Trees in Michigan. Especially once it came out that he once punched a tree? Dude. You're like an abusive boyfriend, all complimenting the trees one minute and punching them the next.

/also Let Detroit Go Bankrupt etc.
2012-11-20 02:09:12 PM
2 votes:
i48.photobucket.com
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 01:54:10 PM
2 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 01:41:12 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 01:40:05 PM
2 votes:
One reason that wasn't fat.

images.politico.com
2012-11-20 01:38:40 PM
2 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 01:36:24 PM
2 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 01:33:56 PM
2 votes:
0.tqn.com
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 01:24:16 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.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-20 12:34:07 PM
2 votes:
Mittens is far too wonderful to ever lose at anything. It must be someone else's fault.
2012-11-20 12:31:03 PM
2 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.
2012-11-21 01:17:55 AM
1 votes:

Evil High Priest: It was Mitt's turn! Did you not receive the gold-embossed memo?


Nope, prolly got lost in the same batch of mail that my invite to the Royal Wedding was in.

\This is what republicans named Romney actually believe.

Well, it's nice to know that he finally believes in something.
2012-11-21 01:00:38 AM
1 votes:

quatchi: 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.


It was Mitt's turn! Did you not receive the gold-embossed memo?

\This is what republicans named Romney actually believe.
2012-11-21 12:51:22 AM
1 votes:

quatchi: 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


But is he bright enuff to know how to spell the word "enough"?
2012-11-20 06:46:30 PM
1 votes:

lordjupiter: thepostess: FooDog: Tally so far...

Hurricane Sandy
The 47%
Debate moderators
Obama's gifts
Chris Christie
Todd Akin
Richard Mourdock
Karl Rove
Blacks
Single women
Hispanics
Young people
Gays
Math
Nate Silver
Liberal Media
Chrysler
Tropical storm Isaac
Tax returns
American Red Cross
New Black Panthers
St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen
Roof Dogs
Bureau of Labor Statistics
People who own kitchen appliances
Horses, bayonets and binders full of women


poker-faced empty chair
2012-11-20 03:21:05 PM
1 votes:

MSFT: timujin: I challenge anyone to find a statistically relevant number of people who say they changed their vote from Romney to Obama because of anything to do with Christie.

It's a gut feeling that you liberal elites wouldn't understand.


Kind of like dysentery?
2012-11-20 03:07:19 PM
1 votes:

qorkfiend: rufus-t-firefly: Dimensio: Is the "Obamaphone" a subset of "Obama's gifts", or does it require a separate listing?

THIS.

I need a detailed list. I voted for Obama in 2008 and didn't get anything, but I still voted for him this year, so I farking better get one of the gifts I keep hearing so farking much about.

We got the corpse of Osama bin Laden feeding the fish at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. So there's that, at least.


He didn't kill that.
2012-11-20 02:45:05 PM
1 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 02:37:49 PM
1 votes:

timujin: I challenge anyone to find a statistically relevant number of people who say they changed their vote from Romney to Obama because of anything to do with Christie.


It's a gut feeling that you liberal elites wouldn't understand.
2012-11-20 02:30:20 PM
1 votes:

sprawl15: StreetlightInTheGhetto: what_now: Tell me Mitt, why did you lose all of your home states again.

He just didn't sound sincere when he was complimenting the Trees in Michigan. Especially once it came out that he once punched a tree? Dude. You're like an abusive boyfriend, all complimenting the trees one minute and punching them the next.

/also Let Detroit Go Bankrupt etc.

He once got a couple guys together in high school to hold down a hedge and 'take a bit off the top'.


Damn unkempt trees all up in his face all the time. A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

cdn.theatlanticwire.com
2012-11-20 02:27:58 PM
1 votes:

StreetlightInTheGhetto: what_now: Tell me Mitt, why did you lose all of your home states again.

He just didn't sound sincere when he was complimenting the Trees in Michigan. Especially once it came out that he once punched a tree? Dude. You're like an abusive boyfriend, all complimenting the trees one minute and punching them the next.

/also Let Detroit Go Bankrupt etc.


He once got a couple guys together in high school to hold down a hedge and 'take a bit off the top'.
2012-11-20 02:27:44 PM
1 votes:

MSFT: rufus-t-firefly: Dimensio: Is the "Obamaphone" a subset of "Obama's gifts", or does it require a separate listing?

THIS.

I need a detailed list. I voted for Obama in 2008 and didn't get anything, but I still voted for him this year, so I farking better get one of the gifts I keep hearing so farking much about.

The gift of republican tears is more than enough for me.
Well, that and the troll that promised to cut off his penis if Obama won.


I must have missed this.

I got a free Obama shirt when I was working with another campaign and helped them out in 08. Then someone stole it when I was washing it at the SO's friend's house. Yeah, I worked hard and earned that shirt and someone just came and took it away without doing anything for it.

Yet for some reason I voted for Obama again. Go figure, always voting against my own interests. :)

/I am an unmarried woman so maybe it was just that bag o' contraception that won my vote
2012-11-20 02:25:59 PM
1 votes:

Rwa2play: 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.


It was more like Connect Potato and they lost the rule book.
2012-11-20 02:19:42 PM
1 votes:

Dimensio: Is the "Obamaphone" a subset of "Obama's gifts", or does it require a separate listing?


THIS.

I need a detailed list. I voted for Obama in 2008 and didn't get anything, but I still voted for him this year, so I farking better get one of the gifts I keep hearing so farking much about.
2012-11-20 02:07:42 PM
1 votes:

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.
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 01:59:02 PM
1 votes:
Mentat, he should just have a photographer snap picures of him suprising each of them with a hug.
2012-11-20 01:52:25 PM
1 votes:

jasimo: 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

Hurricane Sandy
The 47%
Debate moderators
Obama's gifts
Chris Christie
Todd Akin
Richard Mourdock
Karl Rove
Blacks
Single women
Hispanics
Young people
Gays
Nate Silver

NOT ROMNEY


roof dogs... you forgot roof dogs.
2012-11-20 01:48:30 PM
1 votes:
Does this mean he has to go be fat somewhere else?
2012-11-20 01:48:21 PM
1 votes:

lordjupiter: 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.


Oh, they did. Heh heh heh.
2012-11-20 01:46:14 PM
1 votes:
If it wasn't for the hurricane, NJ would have gone 125% Romney as predicted every day from the start.
2012-11-20 01:42:33 PM
1 votes:

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

[images.politico.com image 605x328]


Muppet Face.
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 01:41:22 PM
1 votes:

lordjupiter: Shrugging Atlas: 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


That's "bluh people" to you, pal


Christians who didn't vote Republican
2012-11-20 01:40:49 PM
1 votes:

Shrugging Atlas: 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



That's "bluh people" to you, pal
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 01:38:27 PM
1 votes:
Whoa, this whole time I thought his name was Mitch...
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 01:33:17 PM
1 votes:
cdn.ph.upi.com
2012-11-20 01:33:13 PM
1 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.


I would suggest adding the whole Jeeps to China debacle. Just 'cause imma Jeep guy.

i865.photobucket.com
2012-11-20 01:31:46 PM
1 votes:
All I really wanted was to never have to hear about Romney again. But, I didn't anticipate that the two weeks after the election would be Romney sucking down sour grapes and publicly complaining about how bad they taste. I can handle that.
2012-11-20 01:31:07 PM
1 votes:
If that campaign was hinging on Christie, they should have ran Christie.
2012-11-20 01:30:19 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: The election was two weeks ago. People didn't buy into your bold-faced bullsh*t, that's why you lost.

Get. Over. It.


No. Don't get over it. Keep speaking, Mitt. MOAH! The gift that keeps on giving.
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 01:27:41 PM
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: 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?


He broke the lock-step of "OMG Obama does everything wrong". Once he said Barry did something good, the whole house of cards came tumbling down.
2012-11-20 01:27:21 PM
1 votes:
My guess was Rush, doh!
2012-11-20 01:27:18 PM
1 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: He's blaming everyone but himself, isn't he?
Thank God this guy isn't going to be president.


Are you saying that every failing would be excused with "Bu-bu-bu-bu-Christie"?
2012-11-20 01:25:35 PM
1 votes:
pixel.nymag.com
Guess who's coming to dinner, fat ass.
2012-11-20 01:21:07 PM
1 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 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 12:31:49 PM
1 votes:
Geez....how many reasons are they going to invent as opposed to accepting the simple fact that Mitt Romney is a political turd that finally got flushed down the candidate commode?

Then again, this is the GOP, so I suppose this whining will go on forever.   
2012-11-20 12:12:48 PM
1 votes:

whistleridge: 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.


Face it: elephants are just not very graceful
2012-11-20 11:58:30 AM
1 votes:
The party of personal responsibility continues to shirk personal responsibility.
2012-11-20 11:55:50 AM
1 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 11:51:54 AM
1 votes:
John Sununu?
 
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