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

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^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

which i would expect you to be 'encouraged' by, morbs?

yeah I thought Morbz didn't want ANYBODY to vote

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

They've been hearing about youth unemployment/not holding a job for 4 more years

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't want em to recognize the Obamney choice as a sham

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i DO want em that is

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't read that taibbi piece yet but i was thinking something similar yesterday. this thread has been relatively quiet, esp compared to last two elections.

Mordy, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is a boring election, but it's only May. though I was in France recently & a friend asked about Mitt Romney & how the USA could consider electing such a fascist religious nutjob, & I found myself defending Romney as being just a bit more fascist than Sarko, & really only a very mild Mormon & thus not very nutso, & really he was a lot more mild & "centrist" than the GOP could have settled upon...I convinced my friend & found myself rather startled that I didn't care much anymore about who wins this election, except for the aid & comfort a Romney victory will give racists.

Euler, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally gonna be a boring election. will be a replay of Clinton v. Dole sans Perot, more or less.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

be careful what you wish for

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was an observation, not a wish

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

k, don't tempt a totally gonna crash again economy, then

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

The irony being that our socialist Keynesian overlords, Messrs Bush and Obama have left us with an economy far less dire than the austerity budgets have left those in Spain, Greece, France and Britain.

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think a few of us were aware very early on how boring (a vulnerable) Obama vs. (any kind of) Romney would be, so, Yippie-style, we tried to levitate Rick Perry or Herman Cain or Newt Gingrich into the lead. It just didn't take.

clemenza, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

The National Review is nostalgic for the excitement of '08 too.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/299147/dohrn-connection-robert-verbruggen

clemenza, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty apathetic to all of this, but then something like this comes along: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/05/07/479229/house-gop-military-cut-programs-poor/

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Santorum has endorsed Romney. With that kind of clout...

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty apathetic to all of this, but then something like this comes along: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/05/07/479229/house-gop-military-cut-programs-poor/

― Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Monday, May 7, 2012 7:31 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

As CAP’s Melissa Boteach, Lawrence Korb and Max Hoffman noted in a report last month, with the cuts they are calling for, House Republicans will be protecting “largely useless” weapons systems, preserving funding for unnecessary programs like the V-22 Osprey, and adding two nuclear submarines to the U.S. military’s already “overwhelming preponderance of sea power.”

At the same time, the GOP plan would, for example, cut food stamps for 2 million people and reduce the same benefits for 44 million others. Nearly 300,000 school children would lose free school meals and hundreds of thousands could lose their Medicaid or CHIP coverage.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

sort of like Bill Clinton's abolition of this cost (or would've) him your '96 re-election vote.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aid_to_Families_with_Dependent_Children

There are no useless weapons systems! They create JOBS.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking about welfare reform when I posted that quote. Mostly because I waiting for you to post it.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

As far as I can tell, there are Democrats and Republicans over here, and there are the mysterious entities (aliens? ghost pirates?) on the other side who maintain, and occasionally improve the welfare state.

I have no idea who these mysterious entities that create and protect the policy I like that somehow exists. And I have no idea how the ratio of Democrats to Republicans might affect this.

All I know is that Democrats and Republicans are indistinguishable. This is proven by NAFTA.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

PS I voted for Clinton in '92, but not in '96

I think i was trying to send a clear message to someone

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

you did it just because you knew that eventually ilxor would exist and you could tell us about it and we could applaud you for your principled stand

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha. no, I did it just because I knew that eventually Dr. Morbious would exist and be smug on political and movie threads and I wanted him to be wrong again

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, have I been wrong? Haven't noticed, need more coffee.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

...and I guess I know what I'd do in San Francisco this Saturday night.

http://www.gp.org/press/pr-state.php?ID=506

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Rose Aguilar

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I finally read that Sunday Times Mag piece on the '08 Wall St Obama donors who think he hasn't kissed their ass enough. Start this country over please.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

It also illustrates the quadrennial presidential auction as vividly as anything else I've read.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know why I keep being surprised by how thin-skinned and obvious these guys are.

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.baywindows.com/romney-ill-be-better-than-ted-for-gay-rights-53688

Have you guys talked about this article? This guy's position seems to have evolved.

polyphonic, Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, gawker or buzzfeed or whomever was talking about this and, as I pointed out yesterday, at least Obama, for whatever reasons, evolved in the right direction.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Romney has a lot of work ahead. I don't see how he lines up with, much less defeats, Obama in November. Anything's possible, but Romney doesn't strike me as a come-from-behind maverick. Then again, that's my personal opinion. I'll leave it to the states to decide.

http://dennisperrin.blogspot.com/2012/05/got-to-let-it-show.html

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

snap crackle or pop?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol Dennis Perrin never gets old.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

he does, but much more naturally than the obsession w/ Romney trivia vs war crimes does.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

as naturally as your obsession with posting in the wrong threads

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know I introduced you to Greenwald only a couple years ago but still

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think you did.

Nothing wrong with this thread, ain't nothin goin on but an election, whether you're a marriage-obsessed idiot gay or President Machiavelli himself.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I posted some Bambait in the other thread.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Romney's base will like that story of him grabbing his high school classmate and forcibly cutting his hair

curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink


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