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(C-SPAN)   Relative unknown senate hopeful from Illinois addresses the DNC. In another 12 years or so, he may be capable of running for president after Hillary   (c-span.org ) divider line
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2014-04-01 10:23:29 AM  
I don't know.  Jack Ryan is a pretty formidable opponent.  I don't think anything's going to stop his momentum.
 
2014-04-01 10:27:21 AM  
I remember watching this and thinking "One day this guy will be President and lead us out of the darkness caused by Bush and Cheney". Not sure how well he led us out of it, but at least Bush and Cheney aren't in power anymore.
 
2014-04-01 11:13:36 AM  
Has anyone addressed this man's legitimacy? For example, did you know he was born in Kenya, not the United States?
 
2014-04-01 11:19:38 AM  

hardinparamedic: Has anyone addressed this man's legitimacy? For example, did you know he was born in Kenya, not the United States?


Not to mention his references to smoking crack in his book.

Seriously though, a black president?  Democraps would only run this guy if they knew they were going to lose.
 
2014-04-01 11:27:21 AM  
What a goofball. I tried to make fun of his name, but the best I could come up with is "Fartbongo." That's pretty stupid. I can't imagine it taking off.
 
2014-04-01 11:30:14 AM  
The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.
 
2014-04-01 11:30:25 AM  
Shenanigans.  At best he won't run until 2020.  John Kerry will surely beat Bush this fall, meaning Hillary won't get her chance until 2012.
 
2014-04-01 11:30:54 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


What are you on about? Do you think it's 2005?
 
2014-04-01 11:31:22 AM  
Wait...is this an April fools joke?
 
2014-04-01 11:31:32 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


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2014-04-01 11:32:27 AM  

hardinparamedic: Has anyone addressed this man's legitimacy? For example, did you know he was born in Kenya, not the United States?


And he's mooslim. He would have to be sworn is using the Koran. But I think Jefferson had one they could use.
 
2014-04-01 11:33:06 AM  
Jenna: Taft... What is that, Hispanic?
Liz: No, he's black.
Jenna: And he's running for president? Good luck!
 
2014-04-01 11:33:51 AM  

Walker: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.

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I should have known you're just an ALT for funkyfreshfarker.

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2014-04-01 11:35:14 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


Uh.... the other tabs are normal-ish, and have lots of amusing filterpwns.
 
2014-04-01 11:35:47 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: What a goofball. I tried to make fun of his name, but the best I could come up with is "Fartbongo." That's pretty stupid. I can't imagine it taking off.



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2014-04-01 11:36:01 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: Jenna: Taft... What is that, Hispanic?
Liz: No, he's black.
Jenna: And he's running for president? Good luck!


Well, that was a stupid filterpwn. Ob*m*'s name was sort of central to the humor in that quote. Maybe I'll avoid Fark for the rest of the day too. Obviously the politics tab is more useless than usual today.
 
2014-04-01 11:42:05 AM  
Romney in a landslide. You libs are gonna be pissed.
 
2014-04-01 11:45:30 AM  
Hahaha....Taft bin Laden.  Get real, libs.
 
2014-04-01 11:45:52 AM  

ManateeGag: I don't know.  Jack Ryan is a pretty formidable opponent.  I don't think anything's going to stop his momentum.


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This woman not doing vulgar things in nightclubs did the trick.
 
2014-04-01 11:46:27 AM  
Bush
Palin
Reagan
Dubya
Clinton
 
2014-04-01 11:49:37 AM  
our Heineken-swilling overlord has got quite the filter going today, Laughter OL

Taft, Laughter OL
 
2014-04-01 11:52:43 AM  

tommyl66: our Heineken-swilling overlord has got quite the filter going today, Laughter OL

Taft, Laughter OL


Laughter OLlipop
 
2014-04-01 11:52:59 AM  

ManateeGag: I don't know.  Jack Ryan is a pretty formidable opponent.  I don't think anything's going to stop his momentum.


Jesus look at Ryan, He's almost the PERFECT candidate.  Kennedy-esque good looks, a Millionaire investment banker who sold his firm to go teach underprivileged kids in the inner city?? He's go that whole compassionate Conservative thing locked down, PLUS he used to be married to a movie star which CERTAINLY can't hurt his chances.   C'mon that dude is  clearly a golden boy and a future presidential hopeful.  This Taft cat just got lucky when a scandal blew up the Dem front runner.  He's got no chance,  especially with a name like that.  People will think he's a foreigner or a radical Black Muslim or something...
 
2014-04-01 11:54:40 AM  
fireclown: "This woman not doing vulgar things in nightclubs did the trick."

I kinda got the impression that they had some *other* falling out and she brought up the club bit as a nuclear option.
Short of gay sex trysts, "he was banging an intern / housekeeper / etc" barely registers anymore.
But a celebrity wife and strip clubs?  That's going to be in the press until his political career is cold and in the ground.
 
2014-04-01 11:56:08 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


Just take the day off from the internet completely. This crap takes over every year.

See ya'll tomorrow.
 
2014-04-01 11:57:09 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


Before you go, check our the new drop-down menu at the top. The one that currently reads "Not News."

Fark main page traffic is so gonna crater today.
 
2014-04-01 11:57:19 AM  
As long as there's David Axelrod leaking sealed divorce papers of his oppenents to the media he has pretty good chance at winning.
 
2014-04-01 11:58:48 AM  

Walker: I remember watching this and thinking "One day this guy will be President and lead us out of the darkness caused by Bush and Cheney". Not sure how well he led us out of it, but at least Bush and Cheney aren't in power anymore.


In 2003, I was in law school and my Criminal defense Clinic professor at a Case meeting said to his students "Hey I bought a table at a fundraiser, fora state senator  running in the Dem primary for US Senate.  He's running third in the polling and has ZERO chance of winning, but he is one HELL of a speaker, and I think you all might enjoy hearing him talk, so feel free to come along"

So being otherwise free that night, I figured what the hell.

I walked out of the fundraiser and, I swear, said to a friend< "If we were the country we pretend to be, that man would be running for president not running third in his own party primary"

I was approached shortly thereafter with an opportunity to volunteer on his campaign but turned it down because, I told myself, I was getting older and wiser and learning not to tilt at windmills anymore, and my time would be much better spent concentrating on my studies rather than following my heart into a no-win battle


So yes, I am a colossal dumbass
 
2014-04-01 12:00:48 PM  
Relative unknowns, who are starting to get known:
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www.tpnn.com
www.rawstory.com
media.philly.com
cbschi.images.worldnow.commedia.nbcwashington.com
www.capitalnewyork.com
 
2014-04-01 12:02:50 PM  
This guy is nothing more than a community organizer from Chicago.  America has decided it wants the keen vision and steely-eyed leadership of a man with an MBA.  They'll never go for someone like this.
 
2014-04-01 12:04:27 PM  
I do not know who this man is, but I feel like blaming all of the world's problems, past, present, and future, on him.
 
2014-04-01 12:08:05 PM  

MBooda: Relative unknowns, who are starting to get known:
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That's nothing.  Wait until people hear about this guy's connections to Tony Rezko.
 
2014-04-01 12:09:17 PM  
The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


These darn new fangled tabs are sooooo confusing
 
2014-04-01 12:14:18 PM  

Walker: I remember watching this and thinking "One day this guy will be President and lead us out of the darkness caused by Bush and Cheney". Not sure how well he led us out of it, but at least Bush and Cheney aren't in power anymore.


Did you feel a thrill running up your leg?
 
2014-04-01 12:14:27 PM  
Does this mean Julian Castro is the next Taft?
 
2014-04-01 12:15:27 PM  
I seriously doubt he'll get ellected, I mean America isn't ready for a black president!  But I'm not racist or anything. Can't we just re-elect another Bush?  They've done so well with our economy.
 
2014-04-01 12:17:36 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


It is somewhat interesting. Better than 99.999% of the other April fools things on the internet. And you can just got to another tab.
 
2014-04-01 12:18:16 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Romney in a landslide. You libs are gonna be pissed.


Romney? Nah, there's no way that affordable public healthcare idea of his is gonna fly. Also, most of his experience is as a corporate raider, so he'll probably sell of the military to China and outsource the public service.
 
2014-04-01 12:18:21 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


Funny, I didn't realize that people were too stupid to notice that Fark Main Tab is still accessible at the top of the page.

/At least it isn't frog Pr0n or HaXoReD by Hamsters all over again, or the fark filter changing random words like in years past.
 
2014-04-01 12:21:35 PM  
If it's 2004, how come I still get that annoying message about needing to feed the squirrel?
 
2014-04-01 12:30:17 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


I am a parrot *awwwk*.
 
2014-04-01 12:45:28 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


Oh, I'm suuuuuuuuuuuure they'll somehow manage without you.
 
GBB
2014-04-01 12:55:49 PM  

Walker: I remember watching this and thinking "One day this guy will be President and lead us out of the darkness caused by Bush and Cheney". Not sure how well he led us out of it, but at least Bush and Cheney aren't in power anymore.


I remember the first time I heard his name I said, "I'd vote for that guy simply because he's got a badass name.  It'd be like voting for Max Power."
 
2014-04-01 12:58:37 PM  
the beginning of our national nightmare

//lude
 
2014-04-01 01:07:25 PM  
I like the guy, and I can easily see an African American president happening soon, but there is no way whatsoever that Americans are going to elect someone with the name Barack Hussein Taft.

Yeah, right. When pigs fly.
 
2014-04-01 01:14:20 PM  
I can see it now. You elect some less-than-white guy, you just know the day after he's elected there's going to be hordes of clueless honkeys running around outside the White House with signs saying "Take our country back."
 
2014-04-01 01:20:27 PM  

ringersol: fireclown: "This woman not doing vulgar things in nightclubs did the trick."

I kinda got the impression that they had some *other* falling out and she brought up the club bit as a nuclear option.
Short of gay sex trysts, "he was banging an intern / housekeeper / etc" barely registers anymore.
But a celebrity wife and strip clubs?  That's going to be in the press until his political career is cold and in the ground.


It didn't come out voluntarily.  The lurid details were included in their divorce documents, which it seems were public record.  They had been divorced for something like two years during the campaign.  When the opposition got a hold of them, Ryans campaign folded faster than a Chinese laundromat on crystal meth.  It weirded me out at the time when I heard her name and thought "fireclown, that's funny.  Her name is Jeri Ryan, just like the actress!" Then I googled it and realized that it really was 7 of 9.  I can't believe that I'm one of the very few people who remember it.
 
2014-04-01 01:38:48 PM  
I remember this speech and thought this man is the next president for sure

BUT THEN I REALIZED HES A SECRET MUSLIM TERRORIST FROM KENYA AND A LIB AND REALIZED WHAT A TERRIBLE FUTURE WE HAD AND BOY WAS I RIGHT farkING LIBTARDS
 
2014-04-01 01:47:39 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.


I blame Taft


/And so the meme begins....
 
2014-04-01 01:48:22 PM  

SBinRR: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: The 2004 joke is officially REALLY stupid.

Guess I'm off Fark for the day.  Enjoy your lack of page hits boys.

I blame Taft


/And so the meme begins....


....and I got pwned.
 
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