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Holy balls on toast, you guys. If we elect Obama some terrible things will happen. Iraq will be overwhelmed and Christians won’t be able to say a prayer even before school. Massive tax increases for the middle class. The Boy Scouts will shut down and by October 2012 we’ll — wait 2012?

Oh, I see. That was predictions from the last time Obama was on the ballot. None of them came true.

Look, I get that it’s difficult to make predictions. Especially when you’re up your own ass with a right wing ideology. But if you’re not good at making predictions then, um, don’t make predictions.


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    Cornflake, the conservative cereal spews:

    If Obama wins, I predict.

    • Record gun sales.
    • A migration of wingnuts to the mountains.
    • A migration of wingnuts to Texas.
    • Texas will threaten to sucede again. And this time really mean it.
    • Wingnut preachers will preach the End of Days.

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    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    Well, DADT was repealed, but there actually was a Republican Vote or two on that one, and from a suprising state. Although the author in the link did say it was just the right to serve, nothing else.

    Also, I like how they say the homeschoolers would move to New Zealand. Last year, New Zealand had an election, they actually had debates, a healthy dose of parties in the House of Representatives(unicameral legislature), although the conservatives(National Party, and the fiscal conservative/socially liberal ACT party) tried to get rid of the electoral system that encouraged it. The mixed-member proportional system actually gained votes, I guess that happens when you have a younger generation that knew no other system, although the second part of the referendum, which system was better, the old one(First past the post, winner take all, aame we use) won the most votes, attributable to the younger voters believing the referendum would fail that they did not even chose the Mixed Member Majoritarian system(which could have been a compromise) or any other option. By the way, the National Party won a second 3 year term, with help from their same coalition partners, ACT, United Future, and the Maori Party, although all 3 partners saw a few seats lost.

    One thing, if they are doing this again like in 2008, they expect a different result?

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    Tea for everyone spews:

    Interest rates on investments .01%, Muni bonds all being cashed out and reissued, CD rates in the tank, 16.1 Trillion in debt, 7 trillion dollar fiscal cliff approaching, gas and food prices skyrocketing, unemployment and underimployment skyrocketing. When the H are you people going to wake up to what the interest on this debt is going to do to government when interest rates begin to rise!

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Last week a friend insisted that the Obama administration was already closing down home Bible studies. I asked him for his evidence, and after a few days the only thing he could come up with was some really bad examples of guys who tried to start churches with 50+ attendees out of their home in a residendial subdivision. Of course, in those cases the fire marshall and code enforcement officials told them they had to have an appropriate facility.

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    Pete spews:

    Um, if people stopped making idiotic predictions the entire political pundit class would collapse. Which would not be a bad thing.

    It’s not clear to me what you have to do to lose your pundit platform at elite national media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, or any of the TV networks. These guys (it’s almost all guys) are wrong so consistently and spectacularly that readers/viewers are better off trusting the exact opposite of whatever they say. Yet they keep having the same jobs, keep showing up on the same Sunday AM TV shows, keep getting their columns syndicated across the nation, year after year after year.No wonder so many voters are so egregiously misinformed about just about everything.

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    wharfrat spews:

    @1….so if Rmoney.Ryand are elected the wingnuts won’t come over here to the mountains? Cause I gotta tell you we got plenty already and an influx would not be pleasant.

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    ArtFart spews:

    @3 Right. I can see some wingnuts moving to Wellington and having heart attacks seeing all the folks enjoying Cuban cigars and coffee.

    Then again, Mormons might be impressed with the capitol building. It’s colloquially referred to as “the beehive”.

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    Cornflake, the conservative cereal spews:

    If The Twitt wins I predict:

    • Complete White House gridlock as Mitt battles himself.
    • The Twitt will commission a halo.
    • Ann Coulter will become the White House spokesman. (She’s a man, baby!)
    • Sheep in the Lincoln bedroom.
    • GOATboy will still not be welcome at the White House.
    • GOATboy will not be welcome anywhere.
    • GOATboy eat more fried chicken.

    Ann Romney: If elected, “mental well-being” The Twitt’s biggest challenge

    Asked what her primary worry would be should her husband succeed in defeating President Obama on Nov. 6, Mrs. Romney replied, “You know, I think my biggest concern, obviously, would just be for his mental well-being.”

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    Cornflake, the conservative cereal spews:

    If The Twitt wins I predict:

    • Complete White House gridlock as Mitt battles himself.
    • The Twitt will commission a halo.
    • Ann Coulter will become the White House spokesman.
    (She’s a man, baby!)
    • Sheep in the Lincoln bedroom.
    • ButtPutty will still not be welcome at the White House.
    • ButtPutty will not be welcome anywhere.
    • ButtPutty will eat more fried chicken.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Since the trolls are ignoring this thread, we might as well amuse ourselves with one of today’s headlines from the Seattle P.I. website:

    “Man faults VA for frostbitten penis”
    is it that could in Virginia already?

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    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    9) Good points. Although I can see them trying to form their own party to get a foot in the door of the beehive. Only need 5% of the nationwide vote, or 1 district seat one. Although the MMP system was “re-elected” the system is under review, and one of the proposals for change is to drop the district threshold and lower the national party vote threshold to 4%. Right now, win 1 seat, and have less than 5%. If it were a close race, it would swing the government. United Future, for example, goes either way. Although one time National accepted NZ First in government, and the results were bad, National did not win until 2008. Although as for homeschoolers that would flee to NZ and Australia, I was reading people commenting on the link at the beginning of the is page, and they said it is even more regulated down there than it is up here.

    The Swiss system is even more intersting, it’s List-PR, but a very open system called the Free List, that gives voters as many votes as seats to be filled. To think Bachmann tried to get Swiss Citizenship because she was eligible. Wondered at the time, was she hedging her bets, and why she changed her mind. Upset that they got a multi-party system, and the presidency of Switzerland being a “collective” model, called the Federal Council. The election of the lower house of the Swiss Parliament is very interesting. Voters in the smallest cantons that only get one seat, it’s pretty much how we elect congressmembers, but in big cantons like Zurich, the voters have many options. Accept the list of their preferred party as is, distribute their votes within their preferred party for candidates they like, cross out names of those they don’t, and/or write in candidates for other parties on the list. If this was the way Minnestoa was electing Congressmembers(first it would be statewide), could see DFL(Democratic Farmer-Labor, the MN Dems official name) voters crossing Bachman’s name off, and putting in Keith Ellison.