November 23, 2014

Monday Afternoon Thread: Top Lines of the 2012 Campaign

There were some classics for sure!

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  • Miranda

    In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

    It’s one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.

    more here
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20121112_In_59_Philadelphia_voting_wards__Mitt_Romney_got_zero_votes.html

    • GN

      lol, the GOP did it to themselves. Virtually no Republican voters=no Republican votes.

  • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

    Having way too much fun with some of the commenters in this blog post

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cornel-west-obama-a-republican-in-blackface-black-msnbc-hosts-are-selling-their-souls/

    Still waiting for one of them to tell me what Tavis or Cornel has done for the black community besides “I write books”.

    • Miranda

      I think the commenters defending them are actually Tavis and Cornel. LOL

      • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

        I guess i shouldn’t be surprised, but it’s still kinda disappointing they couldn’t even wait a week before restarting the emo bullshit.

        It’s literally all they know how to do.

        • GN

          They’re hustlers. Of course they aren’t going to stop shock jocking President Obama; neither the sole patrol nor the professional left has any intention of doing that. Their bread and butter is trolling progress; this is how many of them make their living. Like the far right, they will double down on the sensationalism and desire to see the “boy” in the WH dance to their whims. It is what it is.

          • MonieTalks

            Yep.

            By December 21, we will have the press release for their latest book (they might hurry and do an e-book this time).

            It will be called:

            “How Obama Barely Made It to Second Term–Will it be a Boom or Bust?”

            or “Obama at the Crossroads”

    • Alma98

      My daughter said she heard Tavis on some radio show in Chicago while riding with her friend. So my daughters says what the hell is he doing on my radio I can’t stand his ass. Her friend says me neither and I also can’t stand the one with teeth lol. I fell out when she told me this story.

  • Miranda

    *snicker*

    Michael Steele: When I was in charge, Republicans won

    In the wake of Tuesday’s election, former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is talking some trash. The Daily Caller reports:

    “What was the mess I left behind?” Steele said Monday in response to a question from The Daily Caller during a conference call organized by his firm. “Winning.”

    “I get the Washington B.S. and all of that when it comes to trying to make me look bad,” he said. “But hey, the facts are the facts.”

    more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/12/michael-steele-when-i-was-in-charge-republicans-won/?wprss=rss_election-2012

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – — YA MEAN – –THIS – –“”BOY-of-STEELE ? – —

      – – —RNC Chairman Michael Steele Drops Bid For Second Term - – –

      —–Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has ended his candidacy for a second term.

      The embattled chairman leaves behind a committee with more than $20 million in debt, . . . . .

      Annnnd he was NOT INVITED 2 the rncKKKonvo — 2012!! LOL – – –

      – – – –HE A –DELUSIONAL PHOOL! – – -geesh!- – -

  • crazycanuck

    Did something happen? Why is star Jones pushing Hillary Clinton for 2016?

    • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

      Kinda early, but I guess it makes sense. Guess we’ll be seeing PUMAS reappearing as well

      • crazycanuck

        Lord no more Clintons please, had enough of billy boy

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      When she was still on The View, I remember Star saying she would want to work on HRC’s campaign if she ever ran for president. Then along came Barack Obama.

      I like Star but sometimes she comes across a little too thirsty when it comes to those who are popular and/or have power.

  • GN

    I brought this up this weekend as well, but this passage in the popular Slate piece (which discussed why Romney was allegedly surprised by his loss) just messes with me:

    Romney advisers say it was impossible to compete against Obama’s huge war chest. They also envy his ability to leverage the presidency for his campaign. Young voters were told about new provisions for student loans and Obama’s support for same-sex marriage, an issue that appeals to young voters. Hispanic voters were wooed by the president’s plan to waive the deportation of children of illegal immigrants. One Romney aide also included the much-debated changes to welfare requirements as a policy aimed to win over African-American voters. “It was like they had a calendar,” said one Romney aide. With each month, the Obama administration rolled out a new policy for a different segment of their coalition they hoped to attract.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/11/why_romney_was_surprised_to_lose_his_campaign_had_the_wrong_numbers_bad.html

    I have absolutely no issue whatsoever with the measures that President Obama has taken to help impoverished Americans. I am in full support of those measures and additional reforms which will be coming in term two. That said, it just fucks with me that black voters are so disrespected that it is conventional wisdom that all PBO needed to do was to tweak welfare reform to lessen some restrictions and that’s what’s driving us. That’s not true.

    Speaking as a black voter, healthcare reform and the stimulus weigh very heavily in my support of President Obama, as does his ending of the Iraq War and refusal to be baited into war with Iran. I am extremely happy with the manner in which PBO has ushered in a foreign policy paradigm shift so that merely banging the war drums is no longer seen as instantly strong on national security by increasingly large segments of the country. Suggestions from the far right (and some of which I’ve seen repeated by “the left”) that as a single black woman, I was bribed with welfare, telephones, or sex fantasies irritate the living heck out of me, just so utterly disrespectful.

    I also reject the way that the other groups mentioned here were sliced and diced with the assumption that they came out to vote so heavily because of single issues rather than a larger agreement with the admin about many of the same policies (primarily economic and bread + butter) which drive me. Just bugs me.

    • isonprize

      GN, I’m right there with you!!

      More than “bugs me” — it just shows the “utter disrespect” (shorter, HATE) that right wing nut jobs and plenty of folks on the “professional left” have for black folks in general, and single black women, in particular.

    • goldenstar

      I kinda like them to be so clueless. They have more elections to lose and that’s fine by me.

  • isonprize
    • crazycanuck

      Hey I’m trying to get in touch with tally from Tod does she have a facebook?

      • Alma98

        Ask gc they keep in touch.

      • http://twitter.com/symmetry11 symmetry11

        She is listed on Facebook as Tally Briggs.

  • GN

    Interesting:

    ‏@daveweigel
    The one state where Obama dramatically improved #s over 2008? Alaska. 41.2% this time, best for a Dem since 1968.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥ – – -***BIG HUG*** :>)

    – – – -OH Goodie!!! – — CONTINUIN’ 2 – –GLOAT!! — –Woo! Hoo! – –:>)

    – – -THIS – – -Romney Shambles – – -LOL – — – –

    – –☻ –The Best of #romneyshambles

    — — Some Obama supporters have argued that the president is lucky: Although the bad economy seems to hurt him, he has the benefit of facing off against a weak opponent. But maybe the really lucky one is Mitt Romney — because if he had to face off against London Mayor Boris Johnson, he’d be getting whipped, as the clip above demonstrates.

    In fact, it’s not just the amusing Boris. All of Britain seems to have its knives out for Romney (this is something of a problem there). First, he called the preparations for the Olympics “disconcerting,” earning a sharp rebuke from Prime Minister David Cameron. Then he mentioned meeting MI6, a big no-no. Furthermore, Josh Rogin notes that his 2007 book No Apologies calls Britain:– — LOL!! — —

    – -☻ –The Anglo-Saxon connection doesn’t seem to be helping – –

    – –<i>How badly is Mitt Romney’s trip to the UK going? After this morning’s difficulties, which were bad enough, the Republican presidential hopeful caused more trouble by acknowledging a discussion he had about Syria with MI6 — which he really wasn’t supposed to talk about.

    Actually, let me ask that initial question again: how badly is Mitt Romney’s trip to the UK going? This tweet comes by way of James Chapman, the political editor of the UK’s Daily Mail: – – – -DOUBLE – –LOL!! :>)

    – — –He ws LOSIN’ – — the WHOLE TIME!! – – –HAH! – — –

  • isonprize

    Did POU and/or DISQUS crash or something? Took me FORREEEEVVVVER to get in.

    • Miranda

      I think wordpress was acting ugly.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Nah. It was a problem with the server.

  • Alma98

    Ahhhhh! I was starting to get the shakes lol!

    • Miranda

      LMAO…folks feening like they in detox. LOL

    • GN

      Seriously.

      • Alma98

        This one of my news sources I try to stay away from the msm. My tv is new and I’m scared I might break it throwing stuff at the bobble-heads.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      LOL! There was a problem with the server.

      • Alma98

        Whoo I was like wth happened, I thought y’all got hacked.

    • annvic

      I was about to go on google to see what the hell happened. Lol, POU’s got so many enemies, I thought somebody might have unleashed a virus.

  • Miranda

    When Common Sense Takes a Personal Day

    Holly Solomon Blames Husband for Obama’s Re-Election, Allegedly Rams Him With Her Car

    Mesa resident Holly Solomon thinks it’s her husband’s fault that President Obama was re-elected last week, because he didn’t vote.

    Not only does Solomon, 28, have a thorough misunderstanding of our nation’s electoral system, she also ran over her husband with her car because of this, according to Gilbert police.

    more here
    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/11/obama_reelection_mitt_romney_holly_solomon_gilbert.php

    • Kennymack1971

      Damn. These suckers have gone plain loco.

    • Alma98

      Over the cliff crazyyyy!

  • Miranda

    Matt Dawidowicz‏@mattdawidowicz
    Obama got a higher percentage of the vote in Alaska this year than any Democrat since Hubert Humphrey.

    • Alma98

      I think the country is slowly beginning to see the teapublicans for what they are, money grubbing cretins. Looking at election map results I noticed PBO did better in a lot of places.

  • Aquagranny911

    What happened? I went to retrieve this link about a Phoenix woman who ran over her husband with a jeep, no less, because he didn’t vote & she blamed him for Robme’s loss & the whole site was down.

    And I swear I didn’t do it!

    • Alma98

      HAHAHAHAHA!

  • GreenLadyHere

    WHEW LAWD! — — -***shakin’**** – – — LOL

    Jus’ told my – -“counselor” 2 STAND DOWN. – -Annnnd NOT 2 WRITE the prescription. LOL. – – -WELCOME BACK!!♥

    • Alma98

      LOL! We back GLH, good to see you.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEY Alma98. ***BIG — -WHEW LAWD – -HUG*** :>)

        ***fist bump*** – – –Good 2 C U♥ 2. :>) – –

  • vulcan_girl

    Did Broadwell’s husband write the second letter in this advice column?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/magazine/a-message-from-beyond.html?_r=1&amp;

    MY WIFE’S LOVER

    My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be “true to my heart” and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me? NAME WITHHELD

  • crazycanuck

    Dam, I think I’m an addict lol.

  • sagittarius

    Evening, Fam!

    Whew – I can stop shaking in the corner now (h/t adept2)

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT: – –Ms. – –“Fired Up! – –Ready 2 GO” –EDITH CHILDS is on REV. AL! – –Soooo SWEET!! :>)