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(National Review)   If you forget about raw votes counts, electoral votes, states carried, minority voting, women voting, national polling numbers, and most cross tabs, it was really the Republicans who won the 2012 elections. In your face, libfarts   (nationalreview.com ) divider line
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2013-01-28 01:00:26 PM  
By Michael Barone

www.everybodylovesray.com

"Cause everybody loves Obama."
 
2013-01-28 01:02:59 PM  
Reality unskewed
 
2013-01-28 01:06:37 PM  
Well, I'm convinced.
 
2013-01-28 01:13:07 PM  
Obama's in-your-face liberalism

Citation needed.
 
2013-01-28 01:17:47 PM  
So it's OK to be an unapologetic conservative, but not to be an unapologetic liberal?

Not saying Obama is the latter - not by a long stretch.  But talk about double standards.

Go worship Palin some more, NRO.
 
2013-01-28 01:18:51 PM  
 
2013-01-28 01:21:16 PM  

kronicfeld: Obama's in-your-face liberalism

Citation needed.


He said gay people should not be treated like second-class citizens

OUTRAGEOUS!!
 
2013-01-28 01:26:49 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Prediction: Romney Beats Obama, Handily


Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223. That sounds high for Romney. But he could drop
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election. Fundamentals.


i159.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-28 01:39:18 PM  
NRO Headline: "Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely"

Given their track record, this is bad news for the GOP.
 
2013-01-28 01:40:50 PM  
If you ignore my failures I'm quite successful.
 
2013-01-28 01:47:38 PM  
Other than my massive amount of personal debt, small penis, flabby physique and facial deformities I'm quite a catch.
 
2013-01-28 02:02:17 PM  
Jebus are they delusional.  Here are a couple tips asshats:

1.  Stop pissing off the Hispanic vote.  Bush embraced them...calling for self-deportation is not the way to win elections.  I know it's hard to believe GOPers, but a majority of Hispanics are Christians...and being anti-immigration is enough to sway them NOT to vote for you.
2.  Stop pissing off the middle with your social conservatism.  Pissing off the middle with your anti-gay, anti-women (pro-rape), anti-marijuana legalization, and anti-science agenda is NOT going to win you the middle.  Whether you like it or not, the majority of the population has become more socially liberal...wake up.

There's a way to beat the Democratic party...that is to promote smaller government, fiscal conservatism, and personal responsibility (rather than trying to tell people how to live their lives).   I don't think the GOP is the party to do that.
 
2013-01-28 02:09:51 PM  

kronicfeld: Obama's in-your-face liberalism

Citation needed.


I wouldn't hold your breath.
 
2013-01-28 02:14:44 PM  
The only people trying to annihilate the GOP, are Republicans.
 
2013-01-28 02:16:21 PM  

slayer199: Here are a couple tips asshats:

1.  Stop pissing off the Hispanic vote.  Bush embraced them...calling for self-deportation is not the way to win elections.  I know it's hard to believe GOPers, but a majority of Hispanics are Christians...and being anti-immigration is enough to sway them NOT to vote for you.


My asshole Senator suddenly embraced immigration reform and is pushing the bipartisan package. Senator Old Man Yelling At Clouds has momentarily decided to be lucid all in the name of saving the party. They get it, but they don't get it. Sheriff Joe and Jan Brewer carry more weight than Ye Olde Man.

2.  Stop pissing off the middle with your social conservatism.  Pissing off the middle with your anti-gay, anti-women (pro-rape), anti-marijuana legalization, and anti-science agenda is NOT going to win you the middle.  Whether you like it or not, the majority of the population has become more socially liberal...wake up.

Now this is gonna be a tougher sell. They can get knee jerk reactions from voters to help them by running on these, still. Ooga Booga works, when it comes to getting voters to vote for conservatives.
 
2013-01-28 02:20:18 PM  
Don't forget the right wing won Twitter, according to the right wing.
 
2013-01-28 02:21:13 PM  
Michael Barone, don't you ever get tired of being wrong all the time?
 
2013-01-28 02:22:04 PM  
You know what? You got me. I admit it.

My farts are liberal.

Ok? Can we move past it now? Good.
 
2013-01-28 02:23:31 PM  
They won so strongly that Paul Ryan conceded on Meet The Press yesterday that if Republicans don't get what they want on the sequester and general budget cuts that they will not retaliate in the slightest and have no intention of shutting down the government to get what they want.
 
2013-01-28 02:23:48 PM  
Coming up at 11: GOP would have won election if they had won all those states they lost, if your aunt had balls she would be your uncle
 
2013-01-28 02:23:52 PM  

GAT_00: They won so strongly that Paul Ryan conceded on Meet The Press yesterday that if Republicans don't get what they want on the sequester and general budget cuts that they will not retaliate in the slightest and have no intention of shutting down the government to get what they want.


He said that?
 
2013-01-28 02:24:53 PM  

DamnYankees: You know what? You got me. I admit it.

My farts are liberal.

Ok? Can we move past it now? Good.


I know I've certainly been known to fart liberally, so there you are...
 
2013-01-28 02:28:56 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Now this is gonna be a tougher sell. They can get knee jerk reactions from voters to help them by running on these, still. Ooga Booga works, when it comes to getting voters to vote for conservatives.


The GOP of 30 years ago was more socially liberal than today...but I saw there extremist agenda coming back in 1990 (when their social agenda was only pro-life).  I swear the GOP thinks it's 1950.  Sure, being socially extreme may get the 20% of the fundy base motivated to vote...but pissing off everyone else is going to lose them national elections.  If the GOP even went to a more neutral POV on those issues, they'd still get a majority of the base.
 
2013-01-28 02:32:49 PM  

DamnYankees: GAT_00: They won so strongly that Paul Ryan conceded on Meet The Press yesterday that if Republicans don't get what they want on the sequester and general budget cuts that they will not retaliate in the slightest and have no intention of shutting down the government to get what they want.

He said that?


TPM
 
2013-01-28 02:35:48 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Prediction: Romney Beats Obama, Handily


Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223. That sounds high for Romney. But he could drop Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election. Fundamentals.

HAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHA HAHHA HAHAH AHAHAH HAHAHAHAA
I love that these tards aren't even close to reality
 
2013-01-28 02:40:50 PM  

DamnYankees: You know what? You got me. I admit it.

My farts are liberal.

Ok? Can we move past it now? Good.



I'm pretty sure that falafel I had yesterday made my farts liberal, or possibly just made me fart liberally.
 
2013-01-28 02:42:02 PM  

slayer199: The GOP of 30 years ago was more socially liberal than today...but I saw there extremist agenda coming back in 1990 (when their social agenda was only pro-life).  I swear the GOP thinks it's 1950.  Sure, being socially extreme may get the 20% of the fundy base motivated to vote...but pissing off everyone else is going to lose them national elections.  If the GOP even went to a more neutral POV on those issues, they'd still get a majority of the base.


um
do you remember the reagan era?
yes, the GOP 80s was more centrist. in no way were the 80s GOP liberal.
 
2013-01-28 02:44:48 PM  

slayer199: There's a way to beat the Democratic party...that is to promote smaller government, fiscal conservatism, and personal responsibility (rather than trying to tell people how to live their lives).   I don't think the GOP is the party to do that.


Fiscal conservatism for Republicans is to cut taxes, increase miltary spending, give tax breaks to businesses, and leave the poor, the disabled, the elderly, the middle class behind. I really doubt they'll win on that logic, IMHO.

As for smaller government and personal responsibility, the GOP track record on that never existed. When they're in power, they expand government and take care of those they know presonally. When was the last time Republicans had a surplus at the federal level? Anyone?
 
2013-01-28 02:45:41 PM  

namatad: um
do you remember the reagan era?
yes, the GOP 80s was more centrist. in no way were the 80s GOP liberal.


I said they were MORE socially liberal than today...not that they were socially liberal.  Reading comprehension....
 
2013-01-28 02:46:21 PM  

AirForceVet: When was the last time Republicans had a surplus at the federal level? Anyone?


I think it was the day Dubya took office

/ended shortly thereafter
 
2013-01-28 02:47:04 PM  

AirForceVet: Fiscal conservatism for Republicans is to cut taxes, increase miltary spending, give tax breaks to businesses, and leave the poor, the disabled, the elderly, the middle class behind. I really doubt they'll win on that logic, IMHO.

As for smaller government and personal responsibility, the GOP track record on that never existed. When they're in power, they expand government and take care of those they know presonally. When was the last time Republicans had a surplus at the federal level? Anyone?


I don't disagree with your assessment.  They only provide lip service to the smaller government canard....personal responsibility only if they agree with how you live your life.

I wasn't saying that they'd do it, rather if they did it for real they'd be a viable party again.
 
2013-01-28 02:48:06 PM  

slayer199: There's a way to beat the Democratic party...that is to promote smaller government, fiscal conservatism, and personal responsibility (rather than trying to tell people how to live their lives).   I don't think the GOP is the party to do that.


People keep saying this. That the GOP needs to focus on small government and fiscal conservatism. I think its something people just say because it makes them seem smarter.

Americans HATE smaller government in the specific. They hate it more than social conservatism. Sure, the catchphrase "small government" may poll well in the abstract, but when you actually go out and campaign for cutting specific things they hat eyou. American's really, really, really hate the concept of cutting medicare, medicaid and social security. There is literally only 1 facet of government Americans want to cut (rather than keep as is or increase spending on), and that one facet accounts for less than 1% of the federal budget. Anyone who ran on a platform of cutting social programs would get annihilated.

floridapundit.com
 
2013-01-28 02:50:34 PM  
The US just needs more redistricting.

m.wsj.net
 
2013-01-28 02:51:00 PM  
Obama's a lame duck President.
 
2013-01-28 02:52:28 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: AirForceVet: When was the last time Republicans had a surplus at the federal level? Anyone?

I think it was the day Dubya took office

/ended shortly thereafter


Last GOP  president with a budget in balance was Nixon, in '69-70.
 
2013-01-28 02:53:34 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-28 02:59:44 PM  
So, we still have a large section of the GOP in the Denial stage.

Next comes Anger, doesn't it?
 
2013-01-28 03:00:26 PM  

namatad: sigdiamond2000: Prediction: Romney Beats Obama, Handily

Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223. That sounds high for Romney. But he could drop Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election. Fundamentals.

HAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHA HAHHA HAHAH AHAHAH HAHAHAHAA
I love that these tards aren't even close to reality


I loved the universal meltdown on the right on election day.

Before that, I had just assumed they were pushing a narrative to keep turn out from getting depressed.  Oh how sweet it was when it became immediately apparent they had actually completely fallen for their own line of bullshiat.
 
2013-01-28 03:00:53 PM  

kronicfeld: Obama's in-your-face liberalism

Citation needed.


As an actual liberal, I would be overjoyed if an actual liberal ran for President, much less won. Of course, the Right would absolutely lose their shiat if that were to happen.
 
2013-01-28 03:01:08 PM  
If you forget that the president is black, most of your problems would go away.
 
2013-01-28 03:02:32 PM  

Lord Dimwit: kronicfeld: Obama's in-your-face liberalism

Citation needed.

As an actual liberal, I would be overjoyed if an actual liberal ran for President, much less won. Of course, the Right would absolutely lose their shiat if that were to happen.


How would the reaction to the perceived "Libbiest lib who ever libbed" be different from the reaction to a "real liberal"?
 
2013-01-28 03:08:04 PM  

meat0918: So, we still have a large section of the GOP in the Denial stage.

Next comes Anger, doesn't it?


I think they're stuck on denial. And they like it there!
 
2013-01-28 03:08:48 PM  

DamnYankees: Americans HATE smaller government in the specific. They hate it more than social conservatism. Sure, the catchphrase "small government" may poll well in the abstract, but when you actually go out and campaign for cutting specific things they hat eyou. American's really, really, really hate the concept of cutting medicare, medicaid and social security. There is literally only 1 facet of government Americans want to cut (rather than keep as is or increase spending on), and that one facet accounts for less than 1% of the federal budget. Anyone who ran on a platform of cutting social programs would get annihilated.


I don't think that's part of the fiscal reality.  We can't continue to run huge deficits or we're going to be Europe 2.0.  That is the harsh fiscal reality that people will have to deal with and something that will resonate with voters.
 
2013-01-28 03:09:19 PM  

slayer199: I don't think that's part of the fiscal reality.  We can't continue to run huge deficits or we're going to be Europe 2.0.  That is the harsh fiscal reality that people will have to deal with and something that will resonate with voters.


You didn't address the issue at all. Merely saying "they will have to suck it up" isn't an electoral strategy.
 
2013-01-28 03:10:05 PM  
pixel.nymag.com
 
2013-01-28 03:11:33 PM  
But Obama carried just 26 states to Romney's 24, which is relevant when you look at future senatorial elections.

Of course one of the states Obama carried has more people in it than 16 of the states that Romney carried put together, so using this suggests how weak the arguments being presented are.
 
2013-01-28 03:13:11 PM  
FlashHarry:

So, were all those submissions taken from one hour?
 
2013-01-28 03:14:27 PM  

slayer199: There's a way to beat the Democratic party...that is to promote smaller government, fiscal conservatism, and personal responsibility


You're missing an important component. To beat the Democratic Party the GOP needs to promote smaller government, fiscal conservatism, and personal responsibility, and then implement policies based on those principles. They always skip that last step.
 
2013-01-28 03:15:19 PM  
The 2008-2012 Obama campaign - it never really stopped

DRINK!
 
2013-01-28 03:16:00 PM  

kronicfeld: Obama's in-your-face liberalism


Not sure if racist or Poochie.
 
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