And you are a scumbagObama is a chimp.
#415 Nov 21, 2012
#416 Nov 21, 2012
43% were Mitt's Biggest Suckers!
When all the votes are counted, could Mitt Romney really end up achieving perfect poetic justice by finishing with 47 percent of the national vote? Yup. Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report says new votes in from Maryland put Romney at 47.56 percent. He predicts with certainty that with all of New York and California counted, Romney will end up below 47.5 percent of the vote.
Rounded, of course, that would put the final tally at 51-47. Anticipating this moment, Markos Moulitsas has inaugurated the Romney 47 percent watch.
At risk of piling on, a 47 percent finish would represent a perfect conclusion to the Romney political saga. If Romney ran a campaign of unprecedented dishonesty and lack of transparency, virtually all of it was geared towards misleading people about the true nature of his and his partys actual beliefs and governing agenda. This was the case on multiple fronts, from Romneys dissembling about the size of the tax cut hed give to the rich, to his evasions about the overhaul he and Paul Ryan planned for the safety net, to the obscuring of the massive upward redistribution of wealth represented by the Ryan agenda the GOPs central governing blueprint for nations fiscal and economic future.
It was fitting that Romney himself unmasked his own apparent beliefs and the broader ideological implications of the larger GOP agenda and the ideas driving it in private remarks to those who would likely benefit from his policies most. As Jonathan Chait put it at the time:
This is not a random gaffe, a joke gone bad, or even a terrible brain freeze. It is Romney exposed for espousing a worldview that is at the heart of his partys mania. The idea he summed up at that fund-raiser was a combination of right-wing fever dreams ...the Ayn Randism, the fact-free class warfare, the frantic rage at a changing America. The Republican Party is going down because its candidate was seen advocating exactly the beliefs that make the party so dangerous and repellant.
Romneys widely criticized post-election remarks in which he claimed Obama won by giving core Dem constituencies gifts were essentially a reprise of the 47 percent remarks. Romney reiterated in overly blunt terms what many Republicans and conservatives have been saying for years and got disemboweled by his own party after detailing these views out loud, a fitting coda to his candidacy.
#417 Nov 23, 2012
Anybody who posted what that troll did is indeed a scumbag.
You got it right.
#418 Nov 24, 2012
First, what part of Election 2012 didnt they understand? President Obama was handily elected, and the Democrats gained seats in the House and the Senate. In fact, had it not been for Republican gerrymandering, they would have done even better; Democratic candidates across the U.S. received more total votes than Republican candidates did.
More Americans voted to support the Democratic agenda, including being in favor of allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire.An increasing number of prominent Republicans are dismissing Grover Norquist as a pest and his majority in Congress is all but gone.
So of course, the tea party in all their wisdom wants to dump insufficiently conservative candidates in favor of what? More Allen Wests and Todd Akinseseses? What could possibly go wrong?
As for their dumbfounditude over Romneys defeat, maybe if theyd taken their Fox blinders off for two seconds, theyd have seen what was really going on in real polls and less biased news, and what an abysmally poor candidate Mitt was.
Or do they not consider themselves any part of that 47% of America that their party disdains so much?
Knock yourselves out, tea baggers. Enjoy your bubble.
#419 Nov 26, 2012
The Teabagger lunatics are an impotent bunch these days.
No one pays them any mind anymore, they're useless twerps.
#420 Nov 27, 2012
There is something appealing to human beings about a small individual taking on a powerful adversary, and most people are aware of the David and Goliath story where a small insignificant boy took on and defeated a powerful giant because his unwavering faith gave him courage and conviction that right would overcome might. For the past eleven-and-a-half years, one American with unwavering faith in the judicial system has taken on a modern day giant without respite based on a belief that justice is due diligence and that in America, right overcomes might. However, in this circumstance, the system that exists to ensure justice prevails has conflated power with right and gave an already powerful giant a wall of separation from the law, and yet one small individual continues battling for justice against a behemoth.
The giant in this case is Willard Romneys Bain Capital and their surrogate bankruptcy fraudsters, and the individual battling them for nearly twelve years is Stephen (Laser) Haas, the man hired to liquidate assets in the eToys bankruptcy case. As liquidator, Hass was an officer of the court and head eToys executive with authority to sell the company and its assets to satisfy debtors claims while leaving the creditors with no outstanding debt, and to give shareholders relief instead of losing their investments. However, in the course of his duties to maximize returns with minimum expense for the eToys bankruptcy estate, Haas discovered hidden overseas assets, unaccounted for inventory, and that most likely the company was not broke and should not be in bankruptcy.
As an eToys executive, Haas had a legal and fiduciary responsibility to report his discoveries to eToys estate managers and lawyers, and instead of gratitude for doing his job well, he was asked to betray his client for the sake of his future in the liquidation business. When Haas refused the offer to look the other way and allow eToys to be gutted and sold to Bain Capital for free, a Bain Capital surrogate installed his business partner and co-conspirator in other bankruptcies to replace Haas, and colluded to annul a court-approved contract to pay him. As an officer of the court, and 18 USC § 4 Misprision of felony, Mr. Haas, having knowledge of the commission of a felony had a duty, as soon as possible, to make known the same to some judge or other person in civil authority and if he failed to do so, he risked being fined or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. Haas fulfilled his legal duty and reported the malfeasance to the proper authorities.
Shortly after reporting the crimes, in August 2001, George W. Bush appointed another Bain Capital lawyer as U.S. Attorney and he refused to investigate or prosecute the crimes throughout his tenure; despite the U.S. and former Bain attorneys malfeasance, Haas continued fighting for eToys shareholders and to bring the criminals to justice. During his long battle, Haas discovered attorneys representing the creditors and debtors worked for the same giant (Bain Capital) in the eToys bankruptcy and committed perjury by deliberately failing the mandate to disclose conflict of interest. In what can conservatively be called racketeering, fraud on the court, and miscarriage of justice, the court failed to prosecute or report the crimes then, and continues protecting Bain Capital and its surrogates as recently as last week when the eToys judge postponed a hearing to remove the fraudulent eToys manager in another curious miscarriage of justice.
#421 Dec 1, 2012
Perhaps this what you get when you deceive your audience by leading them to believe that their lame candidate was actually in contention despite all the objective evidence to the contrary. Prior to election day Fox hyped notably partisan polls like Rasmussen, and famously idiotic pundits like Dick Morris, who confidently declared that Romney would win in a landslide.
Then, on election night, Fox continued the charade by hosting Karl Rove, who refused to accept the reality of Romney's defeat. The spectacle that played out on live television had Rove arguing with Fox's election desk. This caused Anchor Megyn Kelly to ask Rove "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?" Only on Fox would someone seriously ask their own paid contributor if what he was saying was real.
Since the election Fox News has struggled to make sense of a world they had tried so hard to pretend did not exist - a world where a socialist, Muslim from Kenya could prevail over the richest presidential candidate ever put forward by a major political party. What has America come to?
The flagrant fallacies tendered by Fox were insufficient to topple Obama from his pedestal. Not his trysts with commies like Bill Ayres, nor his scandalous Fast and Furious gunrunning, nor his sordid embrace of gay soldiers, nor his lack of a birth certificate, and not even his culpability for a devastating hurricane, could prevent the President's reelection. And since all of these would-be scandals were propagated by Fox News, it's possible their audience is no longer willing to accept what they say at two-faced value.
It's still too soon to make any predictions about the future rankings of the cable news market. The Fox audience may yet prove to be as gullible and prone to deception as ever. But for the time being there is a glimmer of hope that the marketplace will make purveyors of faulty products pay a price.
If anyone bought a pair of shoes that were as poorly constructed and uncomfortable as most of the stories on Fox News, that shoe company would quickly go out of business. Now we have just to wait to find out if a significant number of Americans are willing to bear the pain of walking another mile in Fox Shoes.
#422 Dec 1, 2012
Fox News watchers are lobotomized, they're the only ones who believe that crap they spew on a daily basis.
Only the least informed and ill educated believe Fox News because they lack the ability to think for themselves.
#423 Dec 2, 2012
obama has already destroyed this country.....higher taxes, gas prices and food prices...while the economy worsens and the bullshit obamacare and an idiot like voted for this clown buckwheat to remain in office another 4 more years....how stupid is that ya moron.....
#424 Dec 10, 2012
That's not a surprise.
#425 Dec 10, 2012
You are an ignoranttypical predictable racist dope.
Bush already destroyed the country and President
Obama is trying to hold up what is left after the
destruction caused by Bush. I know you are an ignorant
Racist dope and may not understand this but I will try to
help you see the light.
#426 Dec 11, 2012
Obama destroyed the Country but Bush Destroyed part of it before,,,We are getting crap for President over the last decade? is there a winner?
#427 Dec 11, 2012
Keep sticking up for Brick O'Bama, the race-baiting poverty pimp. Gutless tools like yourself are a dime a dozen.
#428 Dec 12, 2012
Senior Republican campaign operatives who gathered over beer last week in Alexandria for a post-election briefing were taken aback by what they were told. A nonpartisan research firm presented data showing that President Obama had far outperformed Mitt Romney in managing the largest single expenditure of the campaign: television advertising.
Romneys spending decisions on advertising look like campaign malpractice, said one person who had reviewed the newly circulated data.Obama and his allies spent less on advertising than Romney and his allies but got far more in the number of ads broadcast, in visibility in key markets and in targeting critical demographic groups, such as the working class and younger voters in swing states. As the presidential race entered its final, furious phase, for example, millions of college football fans tuning in to televised games saw repeated ads for Obama but relatively few from the Romney campaign.
All told, from June through Election Day, the Obama campaign and its allies aired about 50,000 more ads than Romney and his allies, according to the research firms data.
The Obama guys put more lead on the target and were buying their bullets cheaper, said an attendee at the briefing, Will Feltus, a senior vice president at National Media, the firm that represented Romney in 2008 and President George W. Bush in his 2004 reelection effort.
That contrast is among a series of revelations creating a stir in recent days as GOP consultants conduct postmortem meetings to review what went wrong in Romneys surprisingly lopsided loss. To some Republicans, the ad-buying strategy reflected other problems with the campaign, including an insular nature that left it closed to advice from the outside.
#429 Dec 12, 2012
No surprise there, the Republicans are always on the wrong side of public opinion.
#430 Dec 15, 2012
That's Right. Don't be no Romney Sucker!
While the election ended over a month ago, relations between news outlets and the Romney campaign may become even more fraught in the near future.
Multiple organizations are preparing to file an official complaint regarding large charges billed to them by the campaign for meals and other events, reported BuzzFeed.
It is common practice for campaigns to front the cost of meals and other expenses, such as bus travel, for campaign reporters and afterwards bill the news outlets for the expenditures.
But now some outlets claim the bills are much larger than normal. In one instance, reporters were each charged $812 for a meal and a rented space where they waited before going to an event. Reporters were charged $745 after attending a viewing party for the vice presidential debate that featured food and alcohol.
BuzzFeed itself plans to be a party to the official complaint.
One anonymous campaign aide told BuzzFeed that the numbers were not inflated, but that the costs reflected a widely mismanaged campaign.
#431 Dec 22, 2012
$812 for one meal? Media organizations are telling their credit card companies not to pay until they see a price breakdown.
It is standard procedure for presidential campaigns to arrange and prepay for meals, bus travel, and charter flights, then bill the news outlets afterward for their share of the cost. In order to travel with the candidate, reporters and their editors must agree upfront to pay for the cost of the trips, as determined by the campaign.
But many of the bills from the Romney campaign - which have continued to trickle in since Election Day - are much higher than during other campaigns.
For example, on Oct. 11, each reporter was charged $812 for a meal and a rented "holding" space, where the press waited before moving to the next event.
On Oct. 18, the bill for a similar set of expenses was $461. And on the night of the vice presidential debate, the campaign planned a "viewing party" for the reporters with Romney, complete with a large rented room with a patio, massage tables, fresh cut flowers, and lots of food and booze.
One campaign aide told BuzzFeed that campaign officials' orders were to "go big" - a nice gesture, perhaps, but one that wasn't discussed with every media outlet.
The tab for the party:$745 per reporter.
Editors at the outlets who plan to contest the charges declined to discuss the charges on the record until the letter was finalized and sent to campaign officials. But BuzzFeed, which plans to join the other news organizations in their complaint, regularly traveled with the campaign and has received many of the same bills.
Former campaign officials did not respond to BuzzFeed's queries, and the few junior staffers dealing with the bills have been instructed not to respond at length to news organizations' complaints.
One campaign aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bills were not artificially inflated, but rather the product of a generally mismanaged campaign. The aide said the advance team - which was tasked with arranging meals and accommodations for the press - failed to communicate with other elements of the campaign and consistently spent more money than necessary.
Indeed, reporters on the trail grew accustomed to having five or six catered meals offered to them every day, with long tables full of food awaiting them at each campaign stop. The meals often went untouched and were sometimes consumed by campaign staff. It remains unclear whether those aides shouldered some of the costs of the meals.
In another case of apparent overspending, the campaign rented four "mini-busses," seating 20 to 30 people apiece, to transport the press after a campaign event in Pennsylvania. According to an aide, the total cost was around $5,000 - divided among just 23 reporters.
An aide said they raised concerns about the costs early on - once media outlets began complaining about the outsize bills - but senior campaign officials dismissed them.
News outlets are planning to ask the campaign to explain the specifics of each charge over $200, reporters told BuzzFeed. Some are also informing their credit card companies that they're contesting the charges.
#432 Dec 25, 2012
He's hiding out in shame after falsely being predicted by right wing kooks of winning the presidency by a (snicker) "landslide".
#433 Dec 29, 2012
A graduate from the Mitt Romney dupe and screw school
HARTFORD, Conn,- A New York woman was arrested Thursday after being accused of trying to swindle donors by posing as a relative of one of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, reports CBS New York.
Nouel Alba, 37, was charged with lying to FBI agents.
Pictures: Conn. elementary school shooting
Federal authorities allege that, just hours after the shooting rampage, Alba used her Facebook and PayPal accounts along with telephone calls and text messages to seek donations for what she called a "funeral fund."
Prosecutors said Alba identified herself as the aunt of Noah Pozner, who was gunned down in the school shooting, the station reports.
"We've set up a funeral fund for my brother and families. Anyone willing to make a donation can make one," prosecutors said Alba wrote before giving instructions about how to donate through PayPal or direct deposit.
Alba allegedly spoke with a donor over the phone, and claimed to have visited Sandy Hook Elementary School to identify her "nephew" for law enforcement. She also allegedly claimed to have been at the high school when President Obama visited, the station reports.
Alba is even accused of sending elaborate text messages to another donor who fell for the scam.
#434 Dec 29, 2012
Another graduate from the Mitt Romney dupe and screw school
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) caused a stir on Thursday by saying that President Barack Obama had sent over a new fiscal cliff proposal to Senate Republican leaders -- a key development that nobody else had heard about.
"Heading back to dc. Just learned that the Pres. reached out to Senate GOP leadership with a proposal. It is the first such proposal to be put forth. Eager to see why it is. How it is serious," Brown wrote on his Facebook page.
He tweeted shortly after, "Getting on place to DC to review plan from Pres. We will see. Better late than never."
But it turned out that Brown's scoop wasn't breaking news. It wasn't even true.
White House officials and aides to Senate Republican and Democratic leaders all said Brown's claim was inaccurate, noting there is no new proposal on the table and nothing has changed in the standoff over a fiscal deal. Those same officials also shot down a CNN report that mirrored Brown's comments.
"This sounds like an over-interpretation of our readout of the President's call," said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), referring to a phone call between Obama and Hill leaders on Wednesday night. "While were expecting Democrats to finally act, I dont have a specific time frame."
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