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2013-02-27 11:31:39 AM
It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.
 
2013-02-27 11:33:50 AM
Contemporary conservatives will destroy the country to maintain their power.
 
2013-02-27 11:34:59 AM

Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism
 
2013-02-27 11:36:37 AM
What a republican jobs plan might look like

i13.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-27 11:39:02 AM
This is exactly why you never negotiate with terrorists.
 
2013-02-27 11:40:49 AM

Mentat: I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.


they are not smart people. there used to be intelligent republicans, but they were all run out of the party. it is now a party run by and for anti-intellectuals.
 
2013-02-27 11:41:44 AM
weknowmemes.com

One job?
 
2013-02-27 11:47:55 AM
pernod-ricard.com
The CEO of Pernod Ricard?
 
2013-02-27 11:49:05 AM

God's Hubris: What a republican jobs plan might look like

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Your plan is obviously a fake - there is no mention of rape anywhere.
 
2013-02-27 11:49:24 AM
Shiva's sheep, you guys are boned.

Boned like a congressional page in a men's room with a republican.

You shall know them by the trail of boned.
 
2013-02-27 11:55:57 AM

Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.


Sounds like every gambling addict I've known. But they're supposed to be the house and never lose. Way to suck, guys.

 
2013-02-27 11:55:58 AM
Bills the house has passed to avoid sequester: ZERO
Bills planned this week for the house to vote on to avoid sequester: ZERO
Who Boehner  blames other than himself: Everyone.
 
2013-02-27 11:56:10 AM

Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.


They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.
 
2013-02-27 11:56:58 AM

Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.


Unfortunately, they're probably correct.
 
2013-02-27 11:58:58 AM

Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.


That didn't work out so well last election.
 
2013-02-27 12:00:47 PM
FTFA- Boehner is marching his party to war since the guns facing his troops are less dangerous than the ones facing his back

OK, now it's starting to make sense.

 
2013-02-27 12:01:10 PM

Cosmic_Music: Shiva's sheep, you guys are boned.

Boned like a congressional page in a men's room with a republican.

You shall know them by the trail of boned.


No, they're not boned.  WE'RE boned.  They're part of us.  They don't have some sort of separate fate.  When they fark the country, we' get farked too.  And they will, because nearly half the country is still stupid enough to support these idiots.
 
2013-02-27 12:01:39 PM

qorkfiend: Unfortunately, they're probably correct.


That would only happen if the GOP would shut up for a minute and let people make the connection and assign the blame on their own. Right now they're simply expending too much energy trying to convince the populous that the populous supports them. It ain't working.
 
2013-02-27 12:04:23 PM

xria: God's Hubris: What a republican jobs plan might look like

[i13.photobucket.com image 617x799]

Your plan is obviously a fake - there is no mention of rape anywhere.



Admittedly, it's a 4-year old plan. I should update, thank you.
 
2013-02-27 12:09:28 PM
Republican's are tied with scurvy in popularity. They practically have nothing to lose because of gerrymandering.

Their top-secrete plan is to keep hitting the country in the dick til the people hate Democrats and the President as much.
 
2013-02-27 12:09:57 PM
The fact that Boehner is their "leader" just serves to underscore how incompetent Republican congresscritters really are
 
2013-02-27 12:12:57 PM
"The first thing to understand is how crazy the Republican strategy is as a partywide approach.


Crazy's all the GOP has anymore (that and stupid and greedy and fearful but it all comes back around to crazy eventually)
 
2013-02-27 12:20:36 PM

Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.

That didn't work out so well last election.


Romney was a uniquely bad candidate. Next time they're likely to run that lovable blimp from New Jersey.
 
2013-02-27 12:23:29 PM

Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.


clane:
Democrats have to concept of reality.

- Eight million fewer Americans working today than when the President took office
- $1 trillion deficits every year since Obama took office
- More than $6 trillion added to our nation debt, and on schedule to add more than all presidents before him combined
- Spending levels at an outrageous 24% of GDP
- A 19% growth in the federal budget since Obama took office
- Borrowing 46 cents of every dollar
- A Senate, which hasn't passed a budget in 1,400 days
- Average wealth of the average American in down 22%
- Our economy shrank in the last quarter
 
2013-02-27 12:24:15 PM

Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.

That didn't work out so well last election.


Ahhhh, but see! They have the gerrymandered districts they've secured! And maybe even secured other districts because they don't have to focus on these districts now! Ha Ha!!

...well until the tea party challenges them, then they have a fight. Then their guys will lose in the primary, and the tea partier will go all Derpy McGee in the press that the Democrats will pour, like farking Niagra Falls into these districts, then shiat will hit the fan, the tea partier will get crushed, like Allen West talking to a prisoner, and they will suffer not only a loss, but a loss so catastrophic that picking up half a dozen seats in 2016 will look like a major victory.

and don't even get me started on the senate, governor or presidential races.
 
2013-02-27 12:26:59 PM

Wendy's Chili: Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.

That didn't work out so well last election.

Romney was a uniquely bad candidate. Next time they're likely to run that lovable blimp from New Jersey.


The one that they're not even inviting to CPAC?
 
2013-02-27 12:29:07 PM

Wendy's Chili: Romney was a uniquely bad candidate. Next time they're likely to run that lovable blimp from New Jersey


You sure about that? That guy worked with Obama, and he's not brown.

They're gonna run Clownshoes McRubio... which will still be a massive improvement over Romney, transparent pandering and all.
 
2013-02-27 12:33:07 PM

clane: Democrats have to concept of reality.


If you're going to post content from Hannity you can at least provide a link. Simple thread etiquette.
 
2013-02-27 12:37:13 PM

clane: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

clane:
Democrats have to concept of reality.

A Senate, which hasn't passed a budget in 1,400 days


the fiscal cliff deal wasn't a budget? news to me

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-01/senate-passes-budget-agreem en t-to-undo-tax-increases.html


- Our economy shrank in the last quarter

the driver of that GDP decline? government spending cuts.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732415620457827361103951 7 142.html

If you have a problem with government spending, fine. but if you complain when GDP contracts as a result of government spending cuts, congratulations! you are a hypocritical scumbag.
 
2013-02-27 12:45:52 PM

clane: Eight million fewer Americans working today than when the President took office


OH GOD OLD PEOPLE ARE RETIRING HOLD THE PRESSES!

Seriously, that's what it is.
 
2013-02-27 12:47:33 PM

Wendy's Chili: Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.

That didn't work out so well last election.

Romney was a uniquely bad candidate. Next time they're likely to run that lovable blimp from New Jersey.


Which of the other candidates they could have been elected by the GOP had a much better chance then him?
 
2013-02-27 12:48:18 PM

Wendy's Chili: Romney was a uniquely bad candidate


If he was so unique why was the entire primary field uniquely worse?
 
2013-02-27 12:50:30 PM

PonceAlyosha: Wendy's Chili: Romney was a uniquely bad candidate

If he was so unique why was the entire primary field uniquely worse?


The uniqueness is of type, not magnitude. They were mostly crazy and stupid, while Romney's problem was that his empathy chip got partially unseated at the factory.
 
2013-02-27 12:52:22 PM

Wendy's Chili: Romney was a uniquely bad candidate


right because all the other ones would have been so much better:

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www.nashvillescene.com
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i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-02-27 12:58:41 PM

Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Romney was a uniquely bad candidate

right because all the other ones would have been so much better:

Palin - stupid, crazy
Cain - kind of stupid, kind of crazy
Perry - braindead
Santorum - double crazy with a large side of stupid
Paul - crazy

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Romney, on the other hand, wasn't stupid or crazy. Just cold, calculating, and terrible at being human. He lost because nobody, even his supporters, actually liked him. That's why his sort of bad candidacy was unique.
 
2013-02-27 01:01:41 PM

incendi: Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Romney was a uniquely bad candidate

right because all the other ones would have been so much better:

Palin - stupid, crazy
Cain - kind of stupid, kind of crazy
Perry - braindead
Santorum - double crazy with a large side of stupid
Paul - crazy

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 400x345]

Romney, on the other hand, wasn't stupid or crazy. Just cold, calculating, and terrible at being human. He lost because nobody, even his supporters, actually liked him. That's why his sort of bad candidacy was unique.


You understand uniquely is an adverb there not a an adjective?
 
2013-02-27 01:03:30 PM

Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.

That didn't work out so well last election.

Romney was a uniquely bad candidate. Next time they're likely to run that lovable blimp from New Jersey.

Which of the other candidates they could have been elected by the GOP had a much better chance then him?



Hunstman? McDonnell?
 
2013-02-27 01:04:42 PM

Lord_Baull: Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.

That didn't work out so well last election.

Romney was a uniquely bad candidate. Next time they're likely to run that lovable blimp from New Jersey.

Which of the other candidates they could have been elected by the GOP had a much better chance then him?


Hunstman? McDonnell?


McDonnell? The "I'm not a witch"?
 
2013-02-27 01:06:03 PM
No, governor of Virginia.
 
2013-02-27 01:06:37 PM

Corvus: You understand uniquely is an adverb there not a an adjective?


Yep. Sure do. I also understand that "uniquely bad" is not the same as "worst".
 
2013-02-27 01:16:35 PM

Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Romney was a uniquely bad candidate

right because all the other ones would have been so much better:

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No no, you misread. The word unique in this case doesn't mean that Romney was the only one with problems. It's that he had problems unique unto himself. ;)
 
2013-02-27 01:27:44 PM

Darke: Hunstman? McDonnell?

McDonnell? The "I'm not a witch"?


"I'm not a witch" was Christine O'Connell. It's easy enough to get all those former "future of the Republican party" types confused.
 
2013-02-27 01:33:56 PM

Lord_Baull: Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Corvus: Wendy's Chili: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.

That didn't work out so well last election.

Romney was a uniquely bad candidate. Next time they're likely to run that lovable blimp from New Jersey.

Which of the other candidates they could have been elected by the GOP had a much better chance then him?


Hunstman? McDonnell?


Oh really? Huntsman, that's why he was in last place because the GOP liked him so much?
 
2013-02-27 01:36:12 PM

incendi: Corvus: You understand uniquely is an adverb there not a an adjective?

Yep. Sure do. I also understand that "uniquely bad" is not the same as "worst".


I do too. That's not what I was saying.

All of them were BAD candidates. Romney might have been UNIQUE (adj) on how he was bad but he was not UNIQUELY bad. They all were just about as bad or worse.
 
2013-02-27 01:42:36 PM

clane: Mentat: It's kind of amazing watching the Republican in action.  They have no concept of moderation or pragmatism.  When they score a big victory, they immediately start overreaching.  When they lose big, they double down.  I have a hard time understanding the mentality that suggests that this strategy works.

clane:
Democrats have to concept of reality.

- Eight million fewer Americans working today than when the President took office
- $1 trillion deficits every year since Obama took office
- More than $6 trillion added to our nation debt, and on schedule to add more than all presidents before him combined
- Spending levels at an outrageous 24% of GDP
- A 19% growth in the federal budget since Obama took office
- Borrowing 46 cents of every dollar
- A Senate, which hasn't passed a budget in 1,400 days
- Average wealth of the average American in down 22%
- Our economy shrank in the last quarter



Yes and how many jobs bills has the Republican controlled House of Representatives passed? 0

Yes, approximately 1.5 trillion dollars a year in government borrowing is required to keep government services running, services like the military. Yet Republicans are dogmatically opposed to raising taxes, even when offered an 8 to 1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases.

The blame for this mess resides totally and completely on the Repulitards and their corporate masters, not the Democrats.
 
2013-02-27 01:45:13 PM

incendi: Corvus: You understand uniquely is an adverb there not a an adjective?

Yep. Sure do. I also understand that "uniquely bad" is not the same as "worst".


And what was the context? The context was about electability. So that was the whole point of the comment.
 
2013-02-27 01:57:52 PM

dinch: FTFA- Boehner is marching his party to war since the guns facing his troops are less dangerous than the ones facing his back

OK, now it's starting to make sense.


so the house gop is communist russia? would that make cantor stalin?
 
2013-02-27 02:03:21 PM

Corvus: I do too. That's not what I was saying.

All of them were BAD candidates. Romney might have been UNIQUE (adj) on how he was bad but he was not UNIQUELY bad. They all were just about as bad or worse.

And what was the context? The context was about electability. So that was the whole point of the comment.


The context was indeed regarding electability. If they had wanted to say the Romney was the least electable candidate, they would have said "worst" instead of "uniquely bad". Your post was disagreeing with the notion that he was the worst, which was never stated. "Uniquely" modifies the "bad" but it doesn't mean "most bad"... that would be "worst".

There are a lot of ugly people in the world. The most ugly person is probably uniquely ugly; however, there are a lot of uniquely ugly people that are not the ugliest person in the world.

As a side note to our semantic argument, I agree with your notion that the whole field of jackasses were all unelectable, and most of them would have ended up with even worse numbers at the end of the race.
 
2013-02-27 02:14:05 PM

incendi: The context was indeed regarding electability.


And his is not UNIQUELY BAD in regards to electability.

incendi: If they had wanted to say the Romney was the least electable candidate, they would have said "worst" instead of "uniquely bad".


WHICH I ALREADY SAID WAS NOT WHAT I WAS SAYING. (sorry for the caps but what else can I do about something I already explained.)

incendi: Your post was disagreeing with the notion that he was the worst, which was never stated.


NOPE. My post was saying that he was not UNIQUE in how bad of a candidate he was not that he was or was not the WORST. I have explained that to you multiple times already and you keep ignoring it.

incendi: As a side note to our semantic argument, I agree with your notion that the whole field of jackasses were all unelectable, and most of them would have ended up with even worse numbers at the end of the race.


So then Romeny wasn't uniquely unelectable? (which is that I was actually saying and you just ignored to try to be pedantic)
 
2013-02-27 02:14:16 PM

Wendy's Chili: They believe that if they keep the economy in the dumps long enough, the uninformed masses will turn on Obama and the Democratic brand.


The biggest problem with that is that they are articulating it as; "I'm going to screw you long, hard, and deep. And just to make sure you blame the other guy, I'm going in dry. Now watch this drive."
 
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