Cry Babies And Sore Losers

Nov 9, 2012 | Posted by: DNF | Full story: samuel-warde.com

I’ve avoided “spiking the football” over a great night for the President and for common sense in the Senate – Richard Murdock and Todd Akin deserved more than a loss. But I’ve held off, because I respect, am friends with, and on certain issues agree with, many patriotic Republicans who work hard to make this country a better place and simply disagreed with who should be Commander in Chief. That’s fair and healthy.

And, I also didn’t spike the football because I’ve lost elections before and I know how terrible it feels. It’s called maturity and not enough people in either party have it.

The following jaw punch is not directed at common sense Republicans, nor does it condone radicals on the Left. It is directed at the right wing fanatics who put party before country, conspiracy before reality, and ideology before science and intellect.

To Tea Party Patriots and hardcore Religious Engineers:

Republicans lost because their party leadership and most candidates feared you, listened to you, and looked the other way on important issues as you picked the dumbest, craziest nominees in key primaries (Murdock and Akin), or converted otherwise sensible, experienced candidates to Crazy Town (Romney).

There’s nothing wrong with wanting limited government. I do. There’s nothing wrong with believing in God, the Golden Rule, or wanting to reduce abortions. I do, too. But you’ve taken it too damn far and scare the shit out of people you could otherwise persuade.

Yes, the message and messenger matter (you’re failing at both, BTW), but no Madison Avenue P.R. firm, K Street lobbying firm, Fox News “analyst”, or local chapter of “Freedom Works” can sell the flaming dung you’re slinging. Smart people can lose. But smart people always learn.

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"Mitt is a generous and good man..."

yeah, right.

If the Fundies in the Republican party all were to be raptured today, "in the twinkling of an eye", it would nonetheless continue to be the party of greed and social Calvinism. Perhaps not homophobic any longer, but still not very nice people, including the greedy and socially Calvinistic gays and women who would now be attracted to it.

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JohnInToronto wrote:
"Mitt is a generous and good man..."
yeah, right.
If the Fundies in the Republican party all were to be raptured today, "in the twinkling of an eye", it would nonetheless continue to be the party of greed and social Calvinism. Perhaps not homophobic any longer, but still not very nice people, including the greedy and socially Calvinistic gays and women who would now be attracted to it.
honey if there was a rapture right now... not a single repuglican would be gone... they would all be standing around bitching that they weren't chosen because of the liberal jesus

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your time will come wrote:
Wish you queers would stay away from the children.
wish you trolls would stay away from message boards.

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I posted this mainly because of a discussion I'm having with one of my teachers.

For so long the republicans took for granted their ability to manipulate the message and create a messenger to carry it.

This time they failed on both. This time, in trying to insist gays were "re-defining" marriage, they attempted to redefine everything else.

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When a political party relies on just "vote for us we're not the other guy" the nation reaps what it sows.
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"A country that defeated Hitler, Mussolini, and bin Laden won’t crumble because the guy you wanted to be President got beat.
You lost. Now learn from it.
Sincerely,
Guest Contributor, Rob Ellsworth,“A Proud American”"

Stated perfectly couldn't have said it better!
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your time will come wrote:
Wish you queers would stay away from the children.
Wish you trash would stop having so many that we have to adopt.

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Wish you queers would quit abusing little boys.
Wish guys like you would stop posting your obsession with pedophilia on the net. It's creepy.

No wonder you're unregistered.

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I think this commentary was spot on. I was MUCH less worried about Romney before he turned "seriously conservative". And, when he added Ryan to the ticket, I think he scared off many moderates who might have voted for him.

He ALWAYS had the right winger crowd - they would never vote for Obama.

He needed a few sensible moderates to vote for him, too.

And he ( and the party that owned him) scared them off.

Let's see if his party learns from this mistake.

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Quest wrote:
I think this commentary was spot on. I was MUCH less worried about Romney before he turned "seriously conservative". And, when he added Ryan to the ticket, I think he scared off many moderates who might have voted for him.
He ALWAYS had the right winger crowd - they would never vote for Obama.
He needed a few sensible moderates to vote for him, too.
And he ( and the party that owned him) scared them off.
Let's see if his party learns from this mistake.
First and last thing I think of when it comes to selecting a president:

SUPREME COURT NOMINEES

You can believe that Mitt Romney was a "nice guy" or a moderate who was only pandering to conservatives, but the fact is that his legal policy adviser is a good friend of his who is a rabidly anti-gay conservative idealogue, Jay Sekulow. The person elected on November 6 was likely to have before him two or three Supreme Court picks, and it's frightening what Romney would have done with them, especially if the Senate were to be lost in 2014.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/03/1154...

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