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Initial post: Nov 11, 2012 10:29:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 8:39:56 AM PST
J. jones says:
1.The Tea Party lost big on election night. Not only did their "othering" of the president not work, and might have actually helped him; they lost more seats in the Senate and 9 in the House, making it a complete fiasco for the movement. This utter rout has, no doubt, weakened the Tea Party and forced the most extreme voices within it to a back seat, or at least, a more muted role. If the Tea Party is dead, this is the moment when it went code blue. If the Tea Party is here to stay, maybe this is the seminal moment in its history, the point when it evolved into something that everyone can relate to. Maybe now, it will focus on the real issues and stop demonizing and alienting the people who will end up deciding its fate.

2. Karl Rove was a big loser. He convinced numerous wealthy donors that if they just parted with hundreds of millions of their hard-earned cheddar, Obama's defeat would be imminent. Oops! Now Rove has lost all credibility as a self-proclaimed king maker, embarrassing himself on Fox News by trying to force the cable news program to rescind its announcement that Obama had won reelection with Ohio. Fox, to its credit, stood its ground, and Rove added self- humiliation to the drubbing Obama gave him and the entire GOP.

3. Wall Street lost big because it bet the bottom dollar on a Romney win. His loss was reflected in the hit the stock markets took immediately after the election. I guess they won't be singing "Happy days are here again", and having a field day with no regulations to check their dangerous manipulation of the economy.

4. The Republican party has now lost two consecutive elections to the "un-American, commie, Muslim from Kenya". Guess America's not drinking their Kool-Aid. Now they will have to do some soul-searching, and figure out why they think they can alienate large swaths of the electorate and skate by on the older white male vote. If you tell Latinos they could be pulled over for looking illegal; if you tell women that when they are raped, it is God's will; if you claim to be fiscally conservative on spending, yet spend millions of dollars to curtail the black vote, and target minority areas, when there is no evidence of voter fraud, why are you shocked when you get the crap beat out of you?

5. Fox News lost because now its viewers will not so readily believe all its hype about who is really winning or losing a political race.If Fox News was trying to make money on a bet, it would be in big trouble right about now. Fox was wrong in saying the polls were flawed. It turns out that those "flawed" polls were uncannily accurate, even Fox's own poll, which showed Obama leading. Fox has, for months, or longer, predicted the political demise of the president, saying that most people think he is a failure, and that Mitt Romey would win big. They bet the farm on this, and had millions of viewers convinced. In light of the "shellacking" they took at the hands of one of the greatest politicians in the modern era, this had to hurt their ego, damage their reputation, and dramatically alter their perception of America.

http://blog.nj.com/njv_john_farmer/2012/11/who_lost_besides_mitt_romney_i.html

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:39:52 PM PST
John M. Lane says:
You might be right, J. jones.

You're not mentioning that Obama conducted the dirtiest campaign in American history and won the election, though.

I'm not complaining. I'm genuinely impressed.

Maybe the GOP should move forward with the times? Clinton and Obama have certainly shown us the way.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:43:34 PM PST
MisterTee says:
<embarrassing himself (Rove) on Fox News by trying to force the cable news program to rescind its announcement that Obama had won reelection with Ohio>

The fix was in (in) Ohio, that much is clear. But it was a larger margin than they thought possible.

You can hide 50 fake votes on a machine... you can't hide 5000.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:59:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 11:00:50 PM PST
J. jones says:
John M. Lane says:

You might be right, J. jones.

You're not mentioning that Obama conducted the dirtiest campaign in American history and won the election, though.

J.jones says: I am going to assume, John M. Lane, that you are joking, and just doing a bad job of it. Dirtiest campaign in American history? After the merciless onslaught Romney delivered to Gingrich in the primaries? After the non-stop lowdown, dirty, disrespectful treatment of the president by much of the GOP? After intentionally trying to sabotage the legislative process just to wreck a presidency, and admitting it several times on national t.v.?You call Obama's truthful defining of Romney as a flip-flopping, amoral, second-rate politician, to be dirty campaigning? That is laughable. Romney IS a flip-flopping, amoral, second-rate politician. And he has the losses to prove it. Obama beat Romney in the popular vote. He beat him in the electoral vote. He took all of the so-called swing states from him, except North Carolina, and that was razor-thin. This didn't happen because of a dirty campaign. It happened because the public got to see that Romney was everything Obama said he was. And they saw it for themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:59:40 PM PST
DEEZUS says:
You just can't accept that you guys had a John Kerry running.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:01:51 PM PST
J. jones says:
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:59:40 PM PST

DEEZUS says:

You just can't accept that you guys had a John Kerry running.

J.jones says: Ouch! You just insulted John Kerry.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:02:51 PM PST
Well, here in Indiana, the Tea Party seems to go something like this, based on Senator-Elect Joe Donnelly's (Democrat) win.

Democrats: Despise the Tea Party.

Independents: Two thirds of them despise the Tea Party.

Republicans: 14% of them despise the Tea Party.

The Koch suckers should go find someone else's doorstep to darken.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:06:08 PM PST
John M. Lane says:
If you seriously believe that "Obama's truthful defining of Romney as a flip-flopping, amoral, second-rate politician," I suppose there's no point in attempting to debate the matter with you.

Perhaps you should have added that Team Obama also defined Romney as "probably a felon," a guy who enjoyed wrecking companies, then arranging to have the unemployed workers' wives die of cancer and then "not caring" about them. Of course he did pick a running mate shown in Democrat commercials pushing an elderly lady over a cliff in her wheel chair.

Overall, it was an impressive campaign and I salute your always truthful leader as he moves the country "forward", (to borrow Lenin's slogan) into a workers' and peasants' paradise. The GOP can learn a lot from that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:06:34 PM PST
DEEZUS says:
It felt like we were DRAGGING Kerry to the nomination. He was about as exciting as vanilla yogurt.

Same thing here.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:07:34 PM PST
A customer says:
Biggest losers ... folks living in high taxed blue states.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:10:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 11:14:07 PM PST
A customer says:
<< Well, here in Indiana, the Tea Party >>

Now tell them how Bush's former cabinet member did as your governor in Indiana.

Mitch Daniels was the first (R)eform) governor in the USA & leaves office with a 68% approval rating.

You sound like one of them bitter people our Corrupter-In-Chief described!

In fact Mittens won Indiana back from the Corrupter-In-Chief ... that invalidates your criticism of Mittens.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:10:59 PM PST
I gave you a +1 for the condensed caricature description of Romney/Ryan that was the funniest thing I read on here in some time. We can laugh, I guess, now that the danger of him being elected has subsided.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxch-yi14BE

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:18:21 PM PST
MisterTee says:
<He was about as exciting as vanilla yogurt>

Well Romney was vanilla yogurt-flavored ice cream.

I ain't sayin' he's white, but polar bears were even embarassed to be hanging out with the guy !

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:19:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 11:20:31 PM PST
Yeah, you mean Bush's Man Mitch Daniels. The scumbag IPALCO inside trader who belongs in federal prison / drug company lobbyist for Eli Lilly. The one that sold our toll roads to foreigners, tried to sell them our lottery, and set up the Christian Madrassa system using the term "charter school".

The one that SOMEHOW managed to get re-elected even as Indiana had a brief moment of lucidity and voted for Barack Obama.

That tells you how bad a Republican candidate has to be to lose here. Mourdock was THAT bad.

I think the Obama part was because voters felt stupid for voting for Bush, after it came to light that Bush managed to ride the housing bubble and paper over his tax cuts for the one percent by taking on debt that we'll be paying on for the next thousand years, and managed to make it look like our economy was stable while he was busy hollowing it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:23:57 PM PST
MisterTee says:
The old pump-n-dump, with middle-class retirement funds left holding the bag.

Typical Bush criminal junta operation. He learned the trick from his criminal father, who ran the S&L scam in the late 80s.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:26:23 PM PST
That was his brother Neil- the Bush they don't talk about. Although he stayed out of jail because of who his father was.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:30:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 11:36:19 PM PST
MisterTee says:
The whole family is a bunch of criminals. And it's deeper than most people realize.

GHWB played a major role in the killing of both Kennedys.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:32:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 11:33:25 PM PST
Well, it's not like you have to try too hard to win the kind of stupid voter the Republicans go after.

"I believe in Jesus, guns, and that you have a right to life that ends at birth. I'm also quite heterosexual and I absolutely despise gays."

Once you're in, you're actually free to pursue any kind of criminal agenda you like, as long as they don't actually *catch* you tapping your foot in an airport restroom.

Well, Indiana had one of its own state Representatives who co-authored the proposed constitutional gay marriage ban a few years back get caught in a motel room with an 18 year old male prostitute he solicited on Craigslist. He was re-elected. Still in office. Maybe I give the Republicans too much credit. I think most of them apparently just vote for who has the (R) next to their name. They must not be aware of what they're actually voting for at all. They seem to be quite stupid. Even dumber than I used to believe they were. This just keeps getting scarier and scarier.

http://unicornbooty.com/blog/2011/08/12/anti-gay-republican-state-rep-attempts-to-buy-gay-teen-sex-via-email/

You guys really need to stop pushing buttons at the ballot box until you learn how to read.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udzymvKOyCY

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 11:36:05 PM PST
ANTI-GAY REPUBLICAN LIKES GAY TEEN SEX! MOAR!!!! -Philip Hinkle, Indiana state Representative

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:37:04 PM PST
You mean, after hiking taxes several times and committing treason against the state?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:38:32 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:43:36 PM PST
I must be one of the 3% that disapproves of having to stand there and argue with them over a utility bill that doesn't have your apartment number (but does have the correct address on it) to prove you're not a terrorist.

(Because no terrorist would have Comcast. Haha! Got them right where you want them, don't you?)

I did actually have to do that several years ago. I've actually been renewing everything online ever since then to avoid having to deal with one of those braindead morons. I did have to go to their actual local branch when I moved to the new house out in the country. That wasn't fun, either. They always want to see more documentation than what you bring with you. It's ridiculous. Just toss the entire $@#(ing filing cabinet into your car in case the stupid petty bureaucrat wants to see your last prostate exam or something.

Who would approve of this?

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 11:47:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 11:48:07 PM PST
You know, not every Republican state is even that bad all the time. Some of them passed state laws refusing to implement REAL ID. Indiana just rubber stamped anything the Republican party implemented at the federal level while Bush was in there. They don't even care if it's an unfunded mandate that costs Indiana millions of dollars and is something that most people wouldn't want if it was explained to them.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:55:10 PM PST
A customer says:
Maybe Governor Daniels was polling blood relatives to come up with his 68% approval rating.... just never know with politician's.

Voter I.D. laws are a good thing to true the elections. In my state of CA, you can go to jail for just being out in public with no form of I.D.
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