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(Some Guy)   And the most reasonable conservative Romney campaign post-mortem comes from ... Ann Coulter?   (anncoulter.com) divider line 28
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2012-11-24 07:16:57 PM  
7 votes:

Weaver95: Obama was 'rude'? um...ok but I don't see it.


Don't you remember how he kept telling Clint Eastwood to shut up and go fark himself?

gothamist.com
2012-11-24 03:28:39 PM  
6 votes:
The only thing that ever needs to be posted in a Ann Coulter thread

tellitlikeitis.files.wordpress.com
2012-11-24 03:41:23 PM  
5 votes:

Weaver95: How many more votes would Romney have gotten by being a rude, condescending jerk? Sure, it worked for Obama, but he was the incumbent.

Obama was 'rude'? um...ok but I don't see it.


He refused to accept defeat in the face of overwhelming victory.
2012-11-24 07:43:45 PM  
4 votes:

HighOnCraic: And this:


Somewhere in an alternate universe there's a Sarah Palin who never stopped doing local news anchorage in Anchorage.

That's the same one in which Glenn Beck remains a relatively unknown morning zoo crew DJ.

/No, you can't move there. I've looked into it.
//The waiting list is absolutely ridiculous.
///*clutches "your waiting line number is # 6, 875, 749, 997, 281" ticket tightly*
2012-11-24 06:19:15 PM  
3 votes:

fusillade762: GOD DAMMIT, subby. Warn us next time. I just gave Ann F*CKING Coulter a page hit.


Well in fairness to subby the link clearly said "Some guy".

Caveat emptor, all that.
2012-11-24 05:56:04 PM  
3 votes:
I attended Thanksgiving with a staunchly conservative family of a friend. The entire afternoon was literally talking points: "Obamaphone", welfare queens, Barry lost the popular vote, America "re-nigged", etc.

The whole time I just focused on consuming turkey and pie.

One of the ladies there finally said, "Romney lost because he was trying too much to be extreme. We need a more moderate republican if we ever want a Republican in the whitehouse again"...

...I stopped eating, looked around and thought to myself, "well, shiat, I didn't expect something that reasonable to come out of her"

But before I could finish my thought she continued;

"But what can you expect when the Democrats put up the most extreme leftist candidate this country has ever faced?"

Ahh, there it is!

So I went back to eating turkey and pie.
2012-11-24 05:39:01 PM  
3 votes:
i50.tinypic.com
2012-11-24 06:06:12 PM  
2 votes:
Part of the reason Reagan won: he crushed Carter in the South, and overall, Carter had an eleven point drop in his share of the white vote (compared to his win in '76).

Maybe in 2016, the Republicans can win by pushing harder to win the white vote in the South . . .
2012-11-24 05:43:08 PM  
2 votes:
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I'm assuming the chick in the corner is supposed to be Ann. The general horsey-facishness looks like her.
Now why she was supposed to have been supporting Obama I don't know, but obviously she's a sellout turncoat RINO.
2012-11-24 10:27:07 PM  
1 votes:

Somacandra: Condensed and ensmall-ened for your non-clicking pleasure:


I don't whether to thank you for your efforts, or /plonk you for the damage it inflicted upon me. I guess I'll stick with thanking you, and go bash my head off a wall as penance for not knowing better than to read it. Then a round of heavy drinking to kill off the brain cells that retain the memory of that particular instance of Coulter crazy.

It's entirely possible, however, that procedure is the reason I never remember not to read her work.
2012-11-24 07:48:50 PM  
1 votes:

badhatharry: Romney lost for a variety of reasons. The main one was that not enough people voted for him.


I blame ACORN.
2012-11-24 07:14:08 PM  
1 votes:

DubyaHater: There was nothing reasonable or rational about that article.


Oh god, you're gonna make me defend Ann Coulter...

Ignore all of the petty jabs at the left and focus on her main point, which is to rebut claims that Romney lost because he was too much of a moderate. She correctly points out that a) Romney didn't run as a moderate, and b) Reagan, the only Republican to beat an incumbent president in the last 100 years, did.

Granted, if you were to strip out all those petty jabs the article runs half its length, but by Coulter standards it's a shockingly well-reasoned and even handed piece.
2012-11-24 06:49:21 PM  
1 votes:
Whenever I read one of her columns, I'm always reminded of watching Al Franken put her in her proper place.
2012-11-24 06:15:13 PM  
1 votes:
Weaver95: Obama was 'rude'? um...ok but I don't see it.

she meant to say "uppity"
2012-11-24 06:02:16 PM  
1 votes:

ItchyMcDoogle: Weaver95: How many more votes would Romney have gotten by being a rude, condescending jerk? Sure, it worked for Obama, but he was the incumbent.

Obama was 'rude'? um...ok but I don't see it.

She means Democrats with a backbone. Something the Republicans have never had an answer for. When they say a democrat is being mean and rude they really mean "help! they are fighting back!"


it was pretty neat watching a bunch of self proclaimed Ayn Rand style Galt supermen get a papercut and then fold into whiny crybabies.
2012-11-24 06:01:40 PM  
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Summoner101: So giving her the benefit of the doubt, that still means Washington or Lincoln isn't in the top two.

Lincoln freed the slaves, so naturally he's near the bottom of their list.


And Jefferson approved the Louisiana Purchase for pennies on the franc making one of the largest executive takeover of Congressional powers EVER!
2012-11-24 05:55:12 PM  
1 votes:
Reasonable?

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2012-11-24 05:52:53 PM  
1 votes:

Candygram4Mongo: Martin Van Buren. And his orchestra.


www.bestcareanywhere.net
2012-11-24 05:49:53 PM  
1 votes:

Summoner101: So giving her the benefit of the doubt, that still means Washington or Lincoln isn't in the top two.


Lincoln freed the slaves, so naturally he's near the bottom of their list.
2012-11-24 05:47:07 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: How many more votes would Romney have gotten by being a rude, condescending jerk? Sure, it worked for Obama, but he was the incumbent.

Obama was 'rude'? um...ok but I don't see it.


She means Democrats with a backbone. Something the Republicans have never had an answer for. When they say a democrat is being mean and rude they really mean "help! they are fighting back!"
2012-11-24 05:18:49 PM  
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Because of that, and also because he is in the top two best American presidents, Reagan's example is worth studying.

Who is number 1? W? Nixon? Jesus?


Martin Van Buren. And his orchestra.
2012-11-24 05:11:49 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: How many more votes would Romney have gotten by being a rude, condescending jerk? Sure, it worked for Obama, but he was the incumbent.

Obama was 'rude'? um...ok but I don't see it.


He stood up on that podium showing off all of that melanin in his dark dark skin
2012-11-24 04:59:51 PM  
1 votes:
Because of that, and also because he is in the top two best American presidents, Reagan's example is worth studying.

Who is number 1? W? Nixon? Jesus?
2012-11-24 04:45:10 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: quatchi: Ann Coulter is the moderate in this picture.

That's a pretty damning condemnation of the GOP that Coulter, who writes books calling liberals traitors in the goddamn title, is now the moderate voice.


It's funny.

On the one hand she's patting herself on the back for the GOP's supposed victory over the forces of moderation that she played a part in and on the other she can't quite figure out why the whackjobs who now run the GOP Asylum weren't happy with Mitt.

To the extent Republicans have a problem with their candidates, it's not that they're not conservative enough. Where are today's Nelson Rockefellers, Arlen Specters or George H.W. Bushes? Happily, they have gone the way of leprosy.

Having vanquished liberal Republicans, the party's problem now runs more along the lines of moron showoffs, trying to impress tea partiers like Jenny Beth Martin by taking insane positions on rape exceptions for abortion -- as 2 million babies are killed every year from pregnancies having nothing to do with rape.


Yes, go on, Annie, go and call a teatard internet hive-Queen "insane" and a "moron".

What could possibly go wrong?

*popcorn*
2012-11-24 04:21:11 PM  
1 votes:
Condensed and ensmall-ened for your non-clicking pleasure:

" Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole.

But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: "What we got was a weak, moderate candidate handpicked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party. The presidential loss is unequivocally on them."

There was also the seven months of primaries, during which Romney got more votes than the rest of the field combined. So there's that. Moreover, the idea that Mitt Romney was "a weak, moderate candidate" is preposterous. As Trotsky said, in moments of crisis, people with no politics tend to develop the worst possible politics.

Even newly elected Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas complained that Romney failed to get across that there are "two viewpoints and directions for the country" and that he erred by trying to "be a nice guy." As Cruz said, "I'm pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama" in the third debate -- proving once again that comedy is harder than it looks.

The idea that Romney failed to present a clear contrast with Obama or was too "nice" is also nonsense. If Republicans continue to tell themselves comforting myths about our candidate being the problem, they better get used to losing a lot more elections.

The only Republican to defeat a sitting president in the last century was Ronald Reagan in 1980, when he beat Jimmy Carter, the second-worst president in U.S. history (pending the final results of Obama's second term). Because of that, and also because he is in the top two best American presidents, Reagan's example is worth studying. In Reagan's one debate with Carter in 1980, he presented "two viewpoints and directions for the country" by vowing to save Medicare and not to cut taxes too much. Loud and clear, Reagan said: "My tax cut does not come close to eliminating (Carter's) $86 billion increase. I'm only reducing the amount of the increase." There's your bold contrasting vision!

Reagan picked a pro-choice, anti-supply side Republican as his running mate. He lavishly praised FDR in his acceptance speech at the national convention, leading The New York Times to title an editorial about him "Franklin Delano Reagan." Meanwhile, Romney promised to institute major reforms to Medicare, repeal Obamacare and impose a 20 percent across-the-board tax cut. He said he'd issue a 50-state waiver to Obamacare on his first day in office. (Why he didn't promise it to all 57 states I'll never know.) He chose a pro-life, fiscal conservative as his running mate and never praised FDR.

A careful analysis of the Romney plan thus reveals several deviations from the Democrat platform -- more stark than those delineated by even Reagan. Romney was the most libertarian candidate Republicans have run since Calvin Coolidge. And he got more votes from the dwindling white majority than Reagan did. How many more votes would Romney have gotten by being a rude, condescending jerk? Sure, it worked for Obama, but he was the incumbent.

Some conservatives didn't trust Romney because, as governor of a state between blue and North Korea, he had instituted a health insurance mandate, one feature of the hated Obamacare. As governor of a purple state, Reagan had signed the most liberal abortion law in the country and imposed the three largest state tax hikes in the nation's history. Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt's nominating speech hailed Reagan's governorship of California for producing "a veritable Great Society of aid for schools, minorities and the handicapped," as the Times put it. Reagan had also been an actual member of the godless, treason party.

This is not to diminish Reagan. It is to say that Romney wasn't the problem.

To the extent Republicans have a problem with their candidates, it's not that they're not conservative enough. Where are today's Nelson Rockefellers, Arlen Specters or George H.W. Bushes? Happily, they have gone the way of leprosy. Having vanquished liberal Republicans, the party's problem now runs more along the lines of moron showoffs, trying to impress tea partiers like Jenny Beth Martin by taking insane positions on rape exceptions for abortion -- as 2 million babies are killed every year from pregnancies having nothing to do with rape.

Romney lost because he was running against an incumbent, was beaten up during a long and vicious primary fight, and ran in a year with a very different electorate from 1980. At least one of those won't be true next time. But we're not going to win any elections by telling ourselves fairy tales about a candidate who lost because he wasn't conservative enough, articulate enough or mean enough."
2012-11-24 03:57:28 PM  
1 votes:
He said he'd issue a 50-state waiver to Obamacare on his first day in office. (Why he didn't promise it to all 57 states I'll never know.)

*drink*

Ah, RW humor.

This one *is* kinda funny though.

Here's Coltface, long established spewer of over-the-top RW propaganda and vicious hyperbole, being forced into defending her position as an unrepentant Romney shill all these long months to the likes of Teahadist Jenny Beth Martin who have declared her and her candidate RINOs.

In case anyone missed that I'll repeat it more slowly...

Ann Coulter is the moderate in this picture.

You really do have to laugh at that.

And this...

The only Republican to defeat a sitting president in the last century was Ronald Reagan in 1980, when he beat Jimmy Carter, the second-worst president in U.S. history (pending the final results of Obama's second term). Because of that, and also because he is in the top two best American presidents, Reagan's example is worth studying.
2012-11-24 03:48:05 PM  
1 votes:

make me some tea: I'm not entirely sure what her main point is.


Peter von Nostrand: tellitlikeitis.files.wordpress.com


That's her main point.
2012-11-24 03:30:55 PM  
1 votes:
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