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Old 12-14-2011, 08:56 PM   #451
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:07 PM   #452
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Well the fact that Romney is the ... how can I put this ... least far right ... of that mob, made me wonder if the far right of Fox is against even him, trying to make republican primary voters associate him with Obama.

But that makes me wonder about the overall dumbness of this. If they really want Obama out, they need a candidate who will appeal to the broad electorate, i.e. someone centre-right (by US standards). Romney is the closest to this they have. Why would they reduce their chances of winning the big game in favour of getting their favourite but less electable candidate forward?

Dunno, now I'm second guessing people who may well be ideological idiots. Shrug.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:30 PM   #453
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:57 PM   #454
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Wait. What if Obama gets the republican nomination as well?
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:45 AM   #455
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Ha!

I don't think the republicans want to win. They're staging something for 2016.

Because come on, really? There has never been such a clown car full of candidates. It's hilarious!

I mean, they can't be that stupid. Can they?
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:52 AM   #456
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Romney is the dark horse candidate. He's always been the black sheep of that group.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:22 AM   #457
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What is he, a horse or a sheep?

'Romney is the duck-billed platypus among the contenders.'

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:31 AM   #458
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:58 AM   #459
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I don't think the republicans want to win. They're staging something for 2016.
I think they know the economy is going to be in the shitter for at least another 4 years, and they want Obama to continue to take the blame. If a Republican gets in now, then people will get a sense of, "See, he couldn't fix it either," and 2016 is muddled. So maybe they figure Obama gets to keep this one, since incumbents generally have an advantage anyway, and they get a decisive win in 2016.

But I don't think this is a large partywide strategy. I just think all the smart candidates know not to bother until 2016.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:02 AM   #460
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Well put!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:30 AM   #461
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Well put, but not funny... I need some funny today. I'm feeling pretty shitty.
C'mon peeps gimme something.

Oh, and for what its worth ... Here is their correction less than an hour afterward.

http://newscorpwatch.org/mmtv/201112140016
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:00 PM   #462
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Well put, but not funny... I need some funny today. I'm feeling pretty shitty.
C'mon peeps gimme something.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:06 PM   #463
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Just got this in my email. Not a picture but politically funny all the same...



Twas the night before Christmas and in the White House,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes a payroll tax cut soon would be there.
There were holiday treats, made of veggies and grain,
No sugar allowed in the anti-obesity campaign.
The president was sleeping – all snug in his bed,
As low unemployment numbers danced in his head.
He dreamed of the year, with its wheeling and dealing,
And the fight over raising the nation’s debt ceiling.
A “grand bargain” emerged in secret talks with the Speaker,
But the president settled for a deal far weaker.
An agreement was reached, despite one glaring hitch,
It resembled a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”
The president reveled in ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,”
But questions about Solyndra proved tough to quell.
And then there were charges Obama thought spurious,
Related to the operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
With an eye toward the election, he would step up his game
Against GOP challengers — and he called them by name:
“Now Romney! Now Perry! Now Herman and Bachmann!
On, Gingrich! On, Paul! Santorum and Huntsman!
Your ideas are flawed, your policies I question,
All of your tax cuts would lead to recession.
I’m sure I can beat you in states blue and red,
Thanks to the raid that shot Bin Laden dead.”
Suddenly, on the South Lawn, there arose such a clatter,
Obama looked up to see what was the matter.
Republicans had arrived through the Southwest gate,
For yet another presidential debate.
They stood in a line, saluting our troops,
While Perry listed agencies: one, two, uh, oops.
Gingrich bashed the press, his disdain clearly showed;
Romney kept smiling, hoping Newt would implode.
Then what, to wondering eyes, came out of the sky?
But a tiny sleigh with a pizza delivery guy.
The driver was dynamic, a broad smile on his face,
Selling his books and singing “Amazing Grace.”
It was one-time candidate Herman Cain,
But his time in the spotlight created great pain.
And I heard him exclaim, perhaps for the last time:
“Merry Christmas to all! Don’t forget 9-9-9!”
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I think they know the economy is going to be in the shitter for at least another 4 years, and they want Obama to continue to take the blame. If a Republican gets in now, then people will get a sense of, "See, he couldn't fix it either," and 2016 is muddled. So maybe they figure Obama gets to keep this one, since incumbents generally have an advantage anyway, and they get a decisive win in 2016.

But I don't think this is a large partywide strategy. I just think all the smart candidates know not to bother until 2016.
This is the best explanation for the current smorgasbord of fail.
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