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(Slate)   What Democrats and Republicans learned from the election. Haha, just kidding   (slate.com ) divider line
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2012-12-06 09:32:32 AM  
Should've just linked a 404 page.
 
2012-12-06 09:59:47 AM  
Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.
 
2012-12-06 10:03:22 AM  

graggor: Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.


One produces a house that's a mess most of the time. The other is off in the corner trying to burn the place to the ground.
 
2012-12-06 10:04:22 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: graggor: Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.

One produces a house that's a mess most of the time. The other is off in the corner trying to burn the place to the ground.


That is another apt metaphor.

siblings tearing the country apart and blaming each other for their own mess.
 
2012-12-06 10:06:58 AM  
Summary of TFA: Democrats learned to use things like statistics and mathematics, and Republicans learned to not shiat the bed.

Progress!
 
2012-12-06 10:08:17 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Republicans learned to not shiat the bed.


I don't know what in the article made you think that.
 
2012-12-06 10:08:58 AM  
Republicans learned nothing other than "We need someone with a Spanish name."
Democrats didn't really need to learn much - they kept the Presidency and expanded their caucus in both Houses of Congress. I guess they learned that they have some political capital.

// The GOP also learned that its derp-base coagulated, so they're emboldened to stay the course on taxes
// Dems learned that the GOP will never break the 11th Commandment, even if it means speaking truth to DERP
 
2012-12-06 10:09:04 AM  
My favorite part of TFA:

According to Jeremy Bird, the Obama team's field captain, Romney choosing Ryan as his running mate fired up the troops. "Paul Ryan helped us in Wisconsin."
 
2012-12-06 10:09:47 AM  
not a bad article
 
2012-12-06 10:10:20 AM  

graggor: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: graggor: Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.

One produces a house that's a mess most of the time. The other is off in the corner trying to burn the place to the ground.

That is another apt metaphor.

siblings tearing the country apart and blaming each other for their own mess.


Well if you have to leave the house for the weekend, you're going to leave the keys with the slob instead of the pyro.
 
2012-12-06 10:14:12 AM  

graggor: Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.


And what's your solution? Absolute monarchy instead of that pesky democracy thing?
 
2012-12-06 10:16:03 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Summary of TFA: Democrats learned to use things like statistics and mathematics, and Republicans learned to notuse Febreeze after they shiat the bed.

Progress!


FTFY
 
2012-12-06 10:18:42 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Summary of TFA: Democrats learned to use things like statistics and mathematics, and Republicans learned to not shiat the bed.

Progress!


The GOP platform of rape, hate they gay, demonize the poor is what killed Romeny. I'd call that shiatting the bed. Romeny got close without having to produce any concrete plan and probably would have won had it not been for the Obama team capitalizing on the Tea Tards and Bible Pounders that the GOP allowed in the tent.
 
2012-12-06 10:19:25 AM  
Who is this Mitt Romney?

What do you mean that wasn't just a dream?
 
2012-12-06 10:21:29 AM  
I'm always amused at public dismay that the two major parties actually compete for power with one another. How do you think politics works, fer chrissakes? Politics is not innately cooperative. The two sides in any issue -- and it's nearly always *two* sides, possibly minor parties notwithstanding -- will be in avid contention to either take power or retain power, and that's how it's been since Athens in the 5th century BCE. That's how democracy works. It's messy, but it's better than any of the other options for the ruling of a state. If you object to the process, you could always move to North Korea or Vatican City.
 
2012-12-06 10:25:15 AM  
We just got word last night my brother's leave has been cancelled. He is off the coast of Syria as we speak.

Wishes for the best are appreciated. I just got word I'm getting laid off, so this really wasn't the good news I was looking for.

/if only X loved their children too. . .
 
2012-12-06 10:25:50 AM  
HA! Wrong thread.
 
2012-12-06 10:31:19 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Democrats didn't really need to learn much - they kept the Presidency and expanded their caucus in both Houses of Congress. I guess they learned that they have some political capital.


What they should have learned is that they need to be able to compete in every state if they want to ever have the house again. Giving up states means that the GOP can gerrymander the shiat out of them, giving us this current situation where the Dems can win way more votes in House elections and still lose overall.
 
2012-12-06 10:31:33 AM  

mksmith: graggor: Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.

And what's your solution? Absolute monarchy instead of that pesky democracy thing?



Hope some people who want to solve problems get more of a voice.

I think some of the people on both aisles want to help but its sad how the leaders just want to win every election over just working for solutions.

It sucks.

I wont ever subscribe to the lesser of two evils argument. Always creates more evil.

But I vote and hope for the best but often it doesnt end up that way.
 
2012-12-06 10:44:06 AM  
Just please don't try to divide by what the Republicans learned.
 
2012-12-06 10:50:59 AM  

graggor: mksmith: graggor: Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.

And what's your solution? Absolute monarchy instead of that pesky democracy thing?


Hope some people who want to solve problems get more of a voice.

I think some of the people on both aisles want to help but its sad how the leaders just want to win every election over just working for solutions.

It sucks.

I wont ever subscribe to the lesser of two evils argument. Always creates more evil.

But I vote and hope for the best but often it doesnt end up that way.


I think that the "lesser of two evils" argument is basically to comfort people that can't face the fact that good, intelligent people with good intentions are indistinguishable from evil idiots.
 
2012-12-06 10:59:13 AM  

Peki: HA! Wrong thread.


Wrong thread or not, I wish you and your family the best.
 
2012-12-06 11:12:07 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Summary of TFA: Democrats learned to use things like statistics and mathematics, and Republicans learned to not shiat the bed.

Progress!


What? Looks more to me that after shiatting the bed, Republicans learned that the thing to do right before bed is to stuff yourself with hot sauce laden grease bomb burgers, and enough whisky that you can't even walk. That bed's gotta learn-just because somebody changed the sheets, doesn't mean it's won. Time to show that "bed"!
 
2012-12-06 11:17:03 AM  
No where in the article does it say "and here is where we did something wrong." It's all about the author repeating what we all thought went wrong not any Republican or Democrats actually admitting any mistakes.
 
2012-12-06 11:20:42 AM  
Romney's campaign was all about getting the public to put their mouths on what his campaign was shiatting out. It reminds me of this photo:

i345.photobucket.com

Of course the mouth breathers who frequent these discussions are going to accuse me of trolling, which is fine. But trolling aside, when facts become your enemy then only fools will follow you. Which is my absurdest (ie trolling) metaphor.
 
2012-12-06 12:25:15 PM  

incendi: Should've just linked a 404 page.


FLAWLESS VICTORY
 
2012-12-06 12:44:59 PM  

Peki: We just got word last night my brother's leave has been cancelled. He is off the coast of Syria as we speak.

Wishes for the best are appreciated. I just got word I'm getting laid off, so this really wasn't the good news I was looking for.

/if only X loved their children too. . .


Good luck to you and your brother. If you are in a tech field, I can email you some temp services and headhunters for tech professionals.
 
2012-12-06 03:02:17 PM  

DeaH: Peki: We just got word last night my brother's leave has been cancelled. He is off the coast of Syria as we speak.

Wishes for the best are appreciated. I just got word I'm getting laid off, so this really wasn't the good news I was looking for.

/if only X loved their children too. . .

Good luck to you and your brother. If you are in a tech field, I can email you some temp services and headhunters for tech professionals.


Unfortunately, no; I'm in property preservation (essentially I create work orders and do data analysis all day). But thanks for the offer. At this point my fiance and I are seriously considering pursuing disability (I have PTSD and psoriasis all over my face).

And thanks to everyone (this thread and that) who sent wishes, even if you didn't post about it.
 
2012-12-06 04:16:32 PM  

graggor: mksmith: graggor: Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.

And what's your solution? Absolute monarchy instead of that pesky democracy thing?


Hope some people who want to solve problems get more of a voice.

I think some of the people on both aisles want to help but its sad how the leaders just want to win every election over just working for solutions.

It sucks.

I wont ever subscribe to the lesser of two evils argument. Always creates more evil.

But I vote and hope for the best but often it doesnt end up that way.


If you consider both options "evil," but you vote anyway, that's hypocrisy. And if you think politics ought not to have anything to do with taking and holding power, then you have absolutely zero understanding of politics. And if you're one of those people who thinks politics is a waste of time, then don't complain when laws get passed that make you the victim.
 
2012-12-06 08:17:29 PM  

mksmith: graggor: mksmith: graggor: Both are so obsessed with power and winning they dont give a crap about doing whats right for the commons.

they both suck and suck hard. one a bit more than the other but the lesser of two evils only produces more evil.

And what's your solution? Absolute monarchy instead of that pesky democracy thing?


Hope some people who want to solve problems get more of a voice.

I think some of the people on both aisles want to help but its sad how the leaders just want to win every election over just working for solutions.

It sucks.

I wont ever subscribe to the lesser of two evils argument. Always creates more evil.

But I vote and hope for the best but often it doesnt end up that way.

If you consider both options "evil," but you vote anyway, that's hypocrisy. And if you think politics ought not to have anything to do with taking and holding power, then you have absolutely zero understanding of politics. And if you're one of those people who thinks politics is a waste of time, then don't complain when laws get passed that make you the victim.


make you the victim? what?

no politics should be about how to deal with resources and the commons.

I dont think all of them are evil. I do think that in this case both options were problematic. I voted for neither.
 
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