the most important election of your lifetime: 2012 american general election thread

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i guess that Obama could be seen as more contemptuous of Wall Street than every President from Nixon up to him b/c (a) he occasionally says "mean" things about them; (b) he had the unmitigated audacity to enact some relatively mild reforms and now they have to pay their high-priced lobbyists even more money to completely emasculate even these mild reforms; (c) he talks about wanting them to pay more taxes (lol); and (d) back in 2008, a few of them thought that he was "one of them" (e.g., he went to Harvard).

Nu Metal is the best music there is, the rest is pussy shit. (Eisbaer), Friday, 4 May 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn the lords of the universe are such pussies. i mean, give your money to whomever you want, but for god's sake stop with the whole self-pitying thing

and while i agree with u eisbaer, i think that we can no longer use the word 'audacity' for at least a generation

mookieproof, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well it makes sense when you consider Goldman Sachs used to be Obama's #1 contributor and now they're Romney's. I guess we'll be hearing alot this year about class warfare and such.

Still, I see "And it shows" and I think of the trillions of dollars we've given big business over the past 4 years and....ugh

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 4 May 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

“This administration has a more contemptuous view of big money and of Wall Street than any administration in 40 years”

A lot of good it's done us, eh?

Sometimes my only comfort is hoping that Bill Clinton and Barack Obama secretly hate themselves.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 May 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, they have to, right?

crüt, Friday, 4 May 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't imagine being president and not developing some severe issues

raw feel vegan (silby), Friday, 4 May 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

p. sure those issues do not involve self-hatred

mookieproof, Friday, 4 May 2012 04:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Clinton used to drown his sorrows by eating lots of cheeseburgers and greasy pizza till his arteries got clogged. Obama probably has probably had killer nicotine fits nowadays.

Nu Metal is the best music there is, the rest is pussy shit. (Eisbaer), Friday, 4 May 2012 04:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

to be president these days and not go insane i suspect you basically have to have a serious personality flaw that just happens to shield you from the full implications of the shit you've done -- totally spaced-out and clueless (reagan), an egomaniac (clinton), ignorant and incurious (bush). god only knows what obama's deal is.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 4 May 2012 05:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

You don't have to be nuts to be President...but it helps!

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Friday, 4 May 2012 05:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

But Ann Romney wore a $990 t-shirt on tv the other morning


CBS

CHANTILLY, Va. — The fashion house that makes the nearly $1,000 blouse worn by Ann Romney on morning television earlier this week tells ABC News that they had nothing to do with the wardrobe choice, remarking that they’d prefer to stay out of politics.

“We had nothing to do with it,” a rep for designer Reed Krakoff said. “She must have bought it from Saks or Bergdorf’s, we definitely didn’t send it to her.”

“It’s 100 percent a Reed Krakoff shirt, but we 100 percent didn’t send it to her,” the rep added. ”We don’t get involved politically.”

The shirt, an item in the label’s 2012 Spring/Summer collection, retails for $990, and for those shopping, is called the “The Reed Audubon Silk Shirt.”

The price of the shirt was first reported by the style blog Stylite.com.

Mrs. Romney does not have a stylist, according to an aide with the Romney campaign, and is likely to have purchased the shirt on her own.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Ann%20Romney%20900%20shirt

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 May 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blousegate. Love the url "Ann Romney Wears Shirt."

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha thank you, Ann Romney, for giving us a respite from your endless sprees of public nudity

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

So you're saying the Mormon nudist camp rumor starts here.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 May 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I originally typed that as 'Mormom,' which is both completely obvious and strangely fitting.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 May 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

so, "julia"

goole, Friday, 4 May 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

smh @ america

goole, Friday, 4 May 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

half of what I say is meaningless.

pplains, Friday, 4 May 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

nro was railing against julia's "drab, soviet-style existence" and also had a whole post about how the campaign would cause problems in obama's base because hipsters would be forced to mock julia

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/03/Obama-Campaign-Women-Are-Helpless

conservative ranting about Julia here is so over the top

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is an...unfortunate URL.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Under the Obama administration, self-respect and personal responsibility are unnecessary when the federal government saps resources from the private sector to clean up your messes. Julia can be a professional student and study web design for a frillion years so she can build flash-heavy websites.

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Friday, 4 May 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Annnd Obama is still president.

these ppl are so stupid

Mordy, Friday, 4 May 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.freep.com/article/20120504/NEWS15/120504045/Mitt-Romney-Richard-Grenell-campaign

well that lasted about as long as i expected

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Prez spoke at my son's high school yesterday. Did his spiel about the Republicans wanting to let federal loan interest rates double

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2012/0504/Student-loans-Do-Republicans-really-think-program-is-socialist

curmudgeon, Saturday, 5 May 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Biden on Meet the Press = yes, we're worried.

clemenza, Sunday, 6 May 2012 13:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

about the adequacy of "Osama's dead and Chrysler isn't"?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ actually, that makes a damned effective bumper sticker for a MOR candidate

Aimless, Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

unless maybe if you don't work for Chrysler

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

appparently JoeJoe spouted that in the last 2 weeks

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Joe's good at one-liners

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Every time Joe opens his mouth I hear wookie noises.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

*Biden smashes wrench into access panel on Amtrak engine.*

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

which seems encouraging, but

Surprisingly, little support is expressed by 18- to 24-year-olds for the Occupy Wall Street protests, at 19 percent. (A plurality of 42 percent are unsure.)

where would they find out about it, right? HBO?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Of course jobs is #1, but smh at the rest:

The top-10 issues ranked in importance for this cohort were creating jobs, reducing the deficit, lowering the tax burden for all, becoming energy-independent, ensuring affordable access to health care, creating a world-class education system, addressing Social Security, preventing the spread of terrorism, protecting individual liberties from government, and preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Combating the impacts of climate change fell near the bottom of the list.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

college kids aping their parents shocka

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Through facebook, right? Isn't this supposed to be the web.20 generation with their twitter revolutions and magic youtube text aps? Friedman and Bobo said so.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

the legacy of the democratic party's failure to articulate a clear political philosophy of any kind for decades

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^this

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's hard to do when you don't believe in anything.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Surprisingly, little support is expressed by 18- to 24-year-olds for the Occupy Wall Street protests, at 19 percent. (A plurality of 42 percent are unsure.)

It is very hip, even on the Youth Left, to mock OWS.

Young millennials today are dramatically less politically engaged and less enthusiastic. Just 64 percent are registered to vote, compared to 73 percent four years ago. The number who say they are definitely voting in the presidential election has dropped significantly from 64 percent to 47 percent. And a majority of those registered or unregistered say that either their vote would not matter or they are unsure.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

^And far easier than actually doing anything.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't know what to make of such a rapid fall in registration within a 4 year period. are ppl born in 1994 dramatically less involved than ppl born in 1990?

Mordy, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

it appears so!

goole, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I assume some of the '08 kiddie corps let their registration lapse when Gizmo turned into Spike.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

iPhone service cuts off when you go to a polling place.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

four years of severe recession and political deadlock will do a number on people turning 18 during that time

xp yeah and that -- which i would expect you to be 'encouraged' by, morbs?

goole, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't know what to make of such a rapid fall in registration within a 4 year period. are ppl born in 1994 dramatically less involved than ppl born in 1990?

― Mordy, Monday, May 7, 2012 12:34 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

seniors suck, freshmen rule

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink


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