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(Huffington Post)   And today we celebrate yet again that most cherished milestone of the electoral process: The unveiling of this season's first whiny "won't get fooled again" editorial   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line
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2008-09-11 2:34:07 PM  
I for one intend to get fooled again.
 
2008-09-11 2:58:04 PM  
Obvious bias aside, the guy makes a good point that all thinking people should be able to agree with: elections are about BS "issues" and "controversies" and the media are all too happy to pursue this BS instead of engaging in actual journalism.
 
2008-09-11 4:12:08 PM  
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!11!11!!111!ONE!1! ELEVEN!1!1
 
2008-09-11 4:12:30 PM  
The American media has become a joke.
 
2008-09-11 4:12:31 PM  
Great Hathor, isn't it about February yet?
 
2008-09-11 4:15:16 PM  
The fact that you think it "whiny" speaks volumes, subby.

Of course he's right. There are no issues in this election, only images. Who looks like what, who says what, who believes in God-duh.

No real discussion of how Iraq is wrong, immoral, shameful...

No mention of how we're going to address the healthcare crisis.

I'd give Obama a few extra cookies over McCain, but I don't see enough of a forceful delivery to bring his campaign over the top.
 
2008-09-11 4:15:20 PM  
It's a sad day for America when the phrase "Epic Fail" is being used in political editorials.
 
2008-09-11 4:15:39 PM  
FTFA: Given their record of success in years past, it's no wonder why the Republicans do what they do. But this goes beyond cause and effect. It's their nature. They're simply unable to govern, so all they have left are their basest, most cynical and depraved instincts. Their presidential ticket is composed of two incompetent, corrupt liars who want to continue the Bush legacy (while also lying about their "change" message). But they're good at whining; they're good at smearing; and they excel at fear-mongering. John McCain has fully embraced Karl Rove's brand of insect politics.

Deserves repeating.
 
2008-09-11 4:15:47 PM  
Who would you like to drive your kids to hockey?

Samuel L. Jackson. I'm writing that motherf*cker's name on my motherf*cking ballot.
 
2008-09-11 4:16:24 PM  
I'll say it before and I'll say it again.

I don't want a president (or vice president) I can have a beer with. I want a president that is so capable and intelligent that I feel in awe just being in the same room as him, let alone having a drink.
 
2008-09-11 4:16:28 PM  
He sure is a whiny thing. But you would have to be a total manbiatch to work for Hufpo.
 
2008-09-11 4:16:28 PM  
Well, when you have otherwise rational people (like my mother) make statements such as "I just don't feel right about Obama, he scares me", it gets worrisome. Of course, she absolutely loathes McCain, but refuses to vote the lesser of two evils.
 
2008-09-11 4:16:32 PM  
Only ones I see ranting endlessly about LIPSTICK are Obamaniacs.

Just glance over the threads. And articles. And page titles...
 
2008-09-11 4:17:52 PM  
It's funny that in making fun of the whiny article, subby used an infamous bit of George Bush idiocy. I think he/she's just having a bit of fun.
 
2008-09-11 4:17:56 PM  
too bad that song doesn't have a happy ending and dipshiats that like to quote it for political purposes always forget that
 
2008-09-11 4:18:11 PM  
Lionel Mandrake: Obvious bias aside, the guy makes a good point that all thinking people should be able to agree with

Yep. quoted in TFA:
MATTHEWS: Two days from now -- I want to ask you, what will we talk about two days from now?

SCARBOROUGH: Whatever the McCain campaign wants us to talk about, because the McCain campaign is assertive.
 
2008-09-11 4:18:21 PM  
Yeah, whiny. . .

ENOUGH! isn't whiny, and I we make the Republicans hear it loud and clear.

*Sigh* God damnit Hunter S. Thompson, where are you? We need that anger, that wit, that magnificent bastard attitude.
 
2008-09-11 4:19:59 PM  
Actually, the song doesn't say we won't get fooled again, or that we should avoid getting fooled again. It says we should get on our knees and pray we don't get fooled again, yaaaaaaaah. In other words, it's out of your hands.

Difference between old boss and new boss?

Lipstick.
 
2008-09-11 4:20:05 PM  

NYZooMan: Only ones I see ranting endlessly about LIPSTICK are Obamaniacs.

Just glance over the threads. And articles. And page titles...


Well, McCain had a commercial about it. But go ahead and ignore that you disingenuous prick.
 
2008-09-11 4:21:11 PM  
cchris_39
He sure is a whiny thing. But you would have to be a total manbiatch to work for Hufpo.

You are the embodiment of everything that is wrong with Americans. What does calling out the McCain campaign on lies and swift-boat politics have to do with being a 'manbiatch'.

I think Karl Rove buttboys like you are the only manbiatches in this forum.
 
2008-09-11 4:21:50 PM  

NYZooMan: Only ones I see ranting endlessly about LIPSTICK are Obamaniacs.

Just glance over the threads. And articles. And page titles...


You've got to be kidding, right? How about 2 headlines in two days in the NY Post about it?
 
2008-09-11 4:22:07 PM  
FTFA: Given their record of success in years past, it's no wonder why the Republicans do what they do. But this goes beyond cause and effect. It's their nature. They're simply unable to govern, so all they have left are their basest, most cynical and depraved instincts. Their presidential ticket is composed of two incompetent, corrupt liars who want to continue the Bush legacy (while also lying about their "change" message). But they're good at whining; they're good at smearing; and they excel at fear-mongering. John McCain has fully embraced Karl Rove's brand of insect politics.

I love editorials that talk about the Republican smear machine, or Republicans' inability to lead and govern, or Republican fear mongering, or Republican greed and corruption, as if the Democrats don't do or are guilty of the exact same thing.


They're all crap. Garbage in, garbage out. "Had enough?" used to be a Republican campaign slogan before the Dems used it in 2006. In another 10-12 years, republicans will be using it again. 10-12 years after that, it'll be a democratic bumper sticker again.

Won't get fooled again? Yes you will, and you'll like it. And you'll ask for more, because you always do.

/ Vote Quimby
 
2008-09-11 4:22:12 PM  
I'll tip my hat to the new Constitution.

/takes a bow for the new revolution
 
2008-09-11 4:22:38 PM  
It's time for the American people to demand...

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...a recount


yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh
 
2008-09-11 4:23:01 PM  

Hagbardr: YEAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!11!11!!111!ONE!1! ELEVEN!1!1


Exactly.
 
2008-09-11 4:23:37 PM  

RemyDuron: *Sigh* God damnit Hunter S. Thompson, where are you?


Dead?
 
2008-09-11 4:25:45 PM  
Liberals will always be miserable and whiny. Obviously, it is not an effective strategy. Hand-wringing doesn't win elections.
 
2008-09-11 4:26:03 PM  
The first? I don't think so, subby. Maybe the first today, I'm not sure about that.

Yeah, McCain and company are conducting a pretty loathsome campaign, but let's face it - it sells. He has a pretty good shot at winning this thing. It isn't about what's right for the country, it's how you market your guy, or how you market the other guy.

The left isn't much better. Obama himself has pretty much avoided the lies and attacks, but his supporters haven't. In fact, many of them have encouraged him to jump in the mud.
 
2008-09-11 4:27:53 PM  

RemyDuron: Yeah, whiny. . .

ENOUGH! isn't whiny, and I we make the Republicans hear it loud and clear.


Man, what a whiny post.
 
2008-09-11 4:30:35 PM  

Shostie: RemyDuron: *Sigh* God damnit Hunter S. Thompson, where are you?

Dead?


And shot out of a cannon?
 
2008-09-11 4:32:16 PM  

mobombhead: Liberals will always be miserable and whiny. Obviously, it is not an effective strategy. Hand-wringing doesn't win elections.


Yeah and they will ride that strategy right off the cliff. What's the over/under before we hear "worst economy since the great depression!" and "another vietnam!"?

Fear mongering and class warfare - you stay classy Dem's!
 
2008-09-11 4:33:08 PM  
The left isn't much better. Obama himself has pretty much avoided the lies and attacks, but his supporters haven't. In fact, many of them have encouraged him to jump in the mud.

I can't speak for the left, but I want Obama to use stronger language, not lie. If Obama were lying, I wouldn't support him.

/more Liberal than you
//probably
 
2008-09-11 4:33:27 PM  

priestrape:
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh


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2008-09-11 4:33:41 PM  

mobombhead: Liberals will always be miserable and whiny. Obviously, it is not an effective strategy.


Squeaky wheel gets the grease, buck-0.

The left isn't much better. Obama himself has pretty much avoided the lies and attacks, but his supporters haven't. In fact, many of them have encouraged him to jump in the mud.

First of all Obama is not "the left." Secondly, he does need to get on the attack if he wants to win--you don't win these races by being a nice guy. You've got to tell your prospective voters why your opponent is full of it.

I don't understand why Hillary isn't stumping for him. But then maybe again, the campaign has totally written her off, I wouldn't be surprised...
 
2008-09-11 4:35:14 PM  

RemyDuron: God damnit Hunter S. Thompson, where are you?


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2008-09-11 4:35:34 PM  
Whoops I meant to include jcooli09 in my response...
 
2008-09-11 4:35:58 PM  
Palin is a Canadian, look it up.
 
2008-09-11 4:36:53 PM  
Uh . . . he appears to be subverting the usual milestone by saying "We will be fooled again."
 
2008-09-11 4:38:46 PM  

SphericalTime: We will be fooled again."


When were we not? Carter? Clinton?

I suppose I knew exactly the kind of crap Bush was going to pull, but...I didn't vote for him.
 
2008-09-11 4:39:11 PM  

DeRosso: priestrape:
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh


i love that pic where he pulls of the shade on top of the other shades....kills me every time
 
2008-09-11 4:41:44 PM  

cchris_39: Yeah and they will ride that strategy right off the cliff. What's the over/under before we hear "worst economy since the great depression!" and "another vietnam!"?


If the economic meltdown or terrifying quagmire-shoe fits....
 
2008-09-11 4:42:02 PM  

absoluteparanoia: I'll say it before and I'll say it again.

I don't want a president (or vice president) I can have a beer with. I want a president that is so capable and intelligent that I feel in awe just being in the same room as him, let alone having a drink.


This. The fact that many are saying that Palin as everywoman is a plus for her qualifications to be vice president is downright scary.
 
2008-09-11 4:45:22 PM  

AkaDad:
I can't speak for the left, but I want Obama to use stronger language, not lie. If Obama were lying, I wouldn't support him.

/more Liberal than you
//probably


I agree, and yeah you may be.

What I hate to see is that people actually encourage it at all, including that they vote for it.
 
2008-09-11 4:51:51 PM  

whidbey: mobombhead: Liberals will always be miserable and whiny. Obviously, it is not an effective strategy.

Squeaky wheel gets the grease, buck-0.



If by squeaky wheel you mean liberals and by grease you mean anal lube, then yes, you are correct. At least for the last 8 years and probably for the next 12.
 
2008-09-11 4:54:12 PM  
Wow, Liberals have gotten super whiny in the last two weeks. I am loving it.

/Change is a Hockey Mom!
 
2008-09-11 5:02:37 PM  

mobombhead: If by squeaky wheel you mean liberals and by grease you mean anal lube, then yes, you are correct. At least for the last 8 years and probably for the next 12.


That's how long you're going to hide under the covers because none of your favorite fascists are in office anymore?
 
2008-09-11 5:03:09 PM  

jayg22: Wow, Liberals have gotten super whiny in the last two weeks. I am loving it.

/Change is a Hockey Mom!


A nice illustration to my point. This is the kind of comment that I hear all the time. Mostly from the right, but sometimes from the left to.

What does this even mean? I haven't heard anything "super whiney", and in fact even the article isn't whiney at all. A little smarmy perhaps, but not whiney.

How did this happen to us? We were once the greatest nation on earth. Now we're declining and it isn't because of the right or the left, it's because of this guy and people like him.
 
2008-09-11 5:05:10 PM  

jcooli09: How did this happen to us? We were once the greatest nation on earth. Now we're declining and it isn't because of the right or the left, it's because of this guy and people like him.


We're not supposed to complain about our slow descent into media-driven political complacency...
 
2008-09-11 5:12:02 PM  
What kind of insane scandal could all of this smokescreen that the McCain camp is putting up be hiding?

Certainly not this (new window).
 
2008-09-11 5:13:40 PM  

jcooli09: What does this even mean? I haven't heard anything "super whiney", and in fact even the article isn't whiney at all. A little smarmy perhaps, but not whiney.


I dont know where you come from, but around these parts this is whining:

It's happening again. Regardless of the outcome of this thing, it's clear that half of America is falling for the same superficial trickery that gave us eight years of George W. Bush. You know the routine. Who do you want to have a beer with? Who is more plainspoken? Who would you like to drive your kids to hockey?

/Why do people like Johnny so much!
//Barry is a much better guy!
/// Its just not fair, make them vote for Barry!
 
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