by Darryl, 11/02/2012, 11:21 PM

181 Responses to “Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza”

1. Puddybud spews:

Da Perfessa… Ya missed the Bill Maher racist comment of the week on Real Slime…

“If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you”

Misogynist and racist… that’s the progressive way of life!

2. Puddybud spews:

What? No Paul Begala Perfessa?

“When Bush Sr. carried Pennsylvania, he also carried California and Illinois and New Jersey, places where they would hunt Romney down with dogs”

You’re slipping dude!

3. Puddybud spews:

Or how did Da Perfessa miss Alex Wagner on Larry O’Donnell’s miserable show where they didn’t talk about 98 people dying and over $30 Billion in damages due to hurricane sandy or the unemployment rate went up again, but Alex sez…

It’s a really good week for the president.

How come that was missed?

4. Roger Rabbit spews:

Someone call the Fire Department to hose this place down. The insane loon is peeing all over the comment threads again.

5. Puddybud spews:

Or why didn’t Da Perfessa place stories about non-union electricians from Alabama and Georgia rushing to NJ to help with storm damage only to be turned away by NJ union pukes from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers [IBEW]? People are without electricity and union pukes are worried about union membership before they can assist and restore power. That’s gonna play well for Obummer… Wait a minute… that’s why Da Perfessa skipped over those stories…

Union thuggery… always in the way of helping the poor and downtrodden in a crisis!

6. Puddybud spews:

Someone call the Fire Department to hose this place down. The insane loon is peeing all over the comment threads again.

Yes, some SENILE crusty Wabbit appeared and it needs a real bath!

Facts… scaring sense into SENILE old lawyers since the mid 2000s!

7. Roger Rabbit spews:

Benghazi Scandal? What Benghazi Scandal?

Now that Mitt Romney is being given access to national security briefings and is in the loop, he’s gone strangely quiet on the entire l’affaire Benghazi.

Why? Because the Benghazi outpost wasn’t a diplomatic mission, it was a CIA station, and the person responsible for protecting it wasn’t Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but CIA director, former general, and conservative hero David Petraeus.

If there was a failure, it was Petraeus’ failure, not Clinton’s or Obama’s. And if there’s political blowback it will land on Petraeus, not Clinton or Obama. Romney and his conservative supporters don’t want to talk about that. The White House doesn’t want to talk about the CIA’s activities in Libya. (In the vice presidential debate Paul Ryan made an issue of Al Qaeda moving into Libya after Gadhafi’s ouster and rhetorically asked why the administration didn’t do anything about it; it turns out the CIA was already on the case.)

What’s more, there was no “standdown,” as rightwingers have claimed.

“At every level in the chain of command, from the senior officers in Libya to the most senior officials in Washington, everyone was fully engaged in trying to provide whatever help they could. There was no second guessing those decisions being made on the ground, by people at every US organization that could play a role in assisting those in danger. There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support.”

That comes from Director Petraeus.

The Wall Street Journal broke the story Friday. According to WSJ only 7 of the 30 people working at Benghazi were State Department employees. The rest were CIA operatives.

Time magazine, after laying out a timeline that shows security forces began responding to the situation within minutes, says,

“The timeline is a useful reminder of … how hazardous it is for anyone to be assigning blame before all the facts come out. One wonders whether John McCain would like to take back his assertion on Face the Nation last Sunday that Obama’s handling of Benghazi was ‘the worst cover-up or incompetence I have ever observed in my life.’”

Based on what the WSJ has revealed it appears Sen. McCain may have to do just that.

http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/02/report-benghazi-presence-was-a-cia-operation/

http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/02/why-romneys-not-talking-benghazi-anymore/

8. Puddybud spews:

And Da Perfessa missed this prominent voter roll removing story! Hillsborough County… land of Obummer removing Navy personnel from their voting rolls… Yes, the fewer the number of Romney voters the better they will be for Obummer…

9. Roger Rabbit spews:

@8 Well whaddya know! The Florida GOP’s voter purge scooped up some military folks! What a damn shame. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen here in Washington because we don’t allow Rethugs
to keep American citizens from voting in their own country here.

10. Roger Rabbit spews:

This isn’t the first time Florida Republicans have kept military personnel from voting.

http://www.gregpalast.com/massacre-of-the-buffalo-soldiers/

11. Puddybud spews:

This one has to be a libtard…

Public masturbation and crack snorting…

The comments are hilarious. Now if Da Perfessa placed this on the Friday Night Comics we’d have a laugh attack!

12. Roger Rabbit spews:

Checking Intrade, Romney futures have dropped -1.8% since yesterday. Looks like the start of a correction.

13. Roger Rabbit spews:

@11 She looks like a Republican to me. The vacant look in her eyes is a dead giveaway. Only Republicans have that empty-skull appearance.

As an addendum, this comment below the story makes perfect sense: “Anyone else think we need drug testing as part of qualifications to vote?”

14. Puddybud spews:

Only Republicans have that empty-skull appearance.

Nope… otherwise this would have been all over left wrong blogs!

15. Puddybud spews:

Now why did Da Perfessa let this one slip by?

71:3 Really?

16. Puddybud spews:

David Broken-Alexrod to the Washington Post.

“You can see in the speech that he’s delivering — that he, that this is coming from his loins. I just wanted to say loins. I wanted to see if I could get loins in the story.”

Now that’s an interesting progressive analogy!

17. Serial Conservative spews:

Florida, poll by Mason-Dixon for two major newspapers:

On likeability and approval, Obama has sunk underwater, while Romney has begun to soar. Romney’s favorability has ascended to a +19, 53/34, while Obama’s has sunk to a -7, 42/49. Obama’s job approval is -11 at 43/54, with independents rating it 43/55. Even women put his job approval under water, 47/50.

Overall, Romney 51, Obama 45.

Jesus H., look at those internals. Obama 7 points under water in favorability.

18. Puddybud spews:

This sums up Bloomberg’s “call for Obummer“. It’s now becoming more worthless by the hour. The next Ray Nagin?

Mr Irrelevant.

19. Puddybud spews:

Somehow libtards acting as libtards isn’t news to Da Perfessa.

Yet nary a negative word while Obummer is preznit over helping during this Sandy crisis. Just play up da photo op while middle America suffers. Cements the slobbering libtard head up de Obummer ASS media moniker even more.

Remember Mel Gibson’s Thunderdome movie and the “gas shortages”? Think Tina Turner! Who’s gonna be da hero? Not Obummer! Campaign Clueless!

Not Bloomberg! He’s more worried about a marathon or saturated fats or sixteen ounce sodas! Well he did cancel the marathon under intense pressure!

20. MikeBoyScout spews:

@17 Kap’n Kornflake – Making Dick Morris look smart by comparison

Hey dingle berry, I was going to ask you today if you would man up and accept a Rmoney size wager of $10,000 if I gave you 5:1.

But I’m not going to because I realize that in your pitifully small heart you’ve come to accept and realize that the next president of the USA is going to be the same president – Barack Hussein Obama.

After nearly 4 years of obstruction, lies, and mountains of money aimed at defeating the president, we’re going to win on Tuesday regardless.

Fact is Bob,we’re just so much better than your side. It really sucks to be you, doesn’t it?

21. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 21

Fact is Bob,we’re just so much better than your side.

It’s comments like this that are why those on “my side” will take particular pleasure in “your side’s” agony Tuesday night.

One thing you seem to have forgotten, or perhaps never have understood, is that it’s not about sides. It’s about what is better for the country.

Feel free to wallow in your self-held belief that you are just so much fucking better than those people you are having to drag to the polls, not to mention the people who tell you they don’t support your candidate(s).

It’s clearly what you’re about. An awfully pitiful perspective to have, MBS. Delusions of grandeur about what you think you are.

Have fun in Denver.

22. Serial Conservative spews:

Trip down memory lane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsDe-8cOSYY&feature=player_embedded

No word, yet, on whether Obama will actually shed a tear Tuesday night.

23. Puddybud spews:

Gotta love Joe BiteME

There hasn’t been a day in the last four years when I wasn’t not proud to have this guy as VP.

Then there’s historical revisionism from Obummer…

“Now, we knew from the beginning that our work would take more than one year, or even one term because let’s face it, the middle class was getting hammered long before the financial crisis hit

Confusion abounds as the campaign wraps up!

24. Puddybud spews:

Union Thugs are really worried about a ROmney win. More Friday news missed by Da Perfessa and his Friday Night Comics Page!

25. greg spews:

@ 24 President Obama is up 67% to 33% on Intrade today.

27. Roger Rabbit spews:

@17 Yep, Romney is soaring:

“Three days until Election Day, President Barack Obama maintains his lead in the key battleground state of Ohio …, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.

In Ohio, Obama holds a six-point advantage over Romney among likely voters, 51 percent to 45 percent, which is unchanged from last month’s poll in the Buckeye State.

“And in Florida, the president gets support from 49 percent of likely voters, while his GOP challenger gets 47 percent. Those numbers are virtually identical to the ones from October, when it was Obama 48 percent, Romney 47 percent.”

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/02/14891866-polls-obama-stays-ahead-in-ohio-deadlocked-with-romney-in-fla?lite

Roger Rabbit Commentary: Florida is close enough that GOPers probably can suppress and steal enough votes to “win” there, but Ohio looks like a different story. And Cereal Bob doesn’t get that Romney needs both Florida and Ohio.

28. Puddybud spews:

A former Democratic aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton is throwing her support behind Mitt Romney in the presidential election, arguing Romney can offer “bipartisan leadership.”

“I know what it means to work across the aisle on issues that are important to the American people,” Gigi Georges, the former Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party, said Saturday. “And that’s why I am supporting Mitt Romney.”

29. Roger Rabbit spews:

Speaking of soaring, one thing that is soaring is the Romney ad managers’ flights of fancy.

The Romney camp is running a Virginia ad featuring a woman who claims Obamacare put her restaurant out of business.

But locals say Bill’s BBQ went under because of high prices, bad food, lousy service, crappy decor, and health code violations. Its competitors are doing just fine.

Who, really, wants hamburgers with rocks in them?

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/11/02/romney-ad-blames-obama-for-killing-bills-barbecue-locals-disag/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D229343

30. Roger Rabbit spews:

The Romney bunch project an air of desperation.

31. Roger Rabbit spews:

@21 “One thing you seem to have forgotten, or perhaps never have understood, is that it’s not about sides. It’s about what is better for the country.”

You mean like this?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/10/1118614/-Biden-Mitch-McConnell-vowed-no-cooperation-with-the-Obama-administration-from-the-get-go

32. Roger Rabbit spews:

@26 So? What’s your point? Is there one? Would you prefer he didn’t?

33. don spews:

Voter Fraud! Look, Voter Fraud! Was it people on welfare with Gucci bags? Nope, just your run of the mill right winger who infiltrated the clerks office to mark up ballots for Republican candidates.

http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-29390-department_of_justice_investigating_alleged_ballot_fraud_at_clackamas_county_elections.html

34. Roger Rabbit spews:

Nate Silver Update

“There were 22 polls of swing states published on Friday. President Obama led in 19 of them, two showed a tie and just one, a Mason-Dixon poll of Florida, showed Mitt Romney ahead.”

Silver has downgraded Romney’s odds of winning to just 16.3%, a decline of 9.3% from Oct. 26. Silver’s polling aggregation gives the popular vote to Obama, 50.6% to 48.4%.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nate-silver/

35. Roger Rabbit spews:

The polls are “powerful evidence against the idea that the race is a ‘tossup.’ A tossup race isn’t likely to produce 19 leads for one candidate and one for the other.” — Nate Silver

Roger Rabbit Commentary: Remember, Silver is a statistician, not a pollster or pundit. He doesn’t create the numbers, he merely crunches them. The fair and honest interpretation of these poll numbers is that something is wrong with Mitt Romney’s campaign, not that something is wrong with Nate Silver.

36. Steve spews:

It’s comments like this that are why those on “my side” will take particular pleasure in “your side’s” agony Tuesday night.

What a load of crap. I’m looking forward to your feeling “The Pain” you so often talk about.

One thing you seem to have forgotten, or perhaps never have understood, is that it’s not about sides. It’s about what is better for the country.

Feel free to wallow in your self-held belief that you are just so much fucking better than those people you are having to drag to the polls, not to mention the people who tell you they don’t support your candidate(s).

It’s clearly what you’re about. An awfully pitiful perspective to have, MBS. Delusions of grandeur about what you think you are.

Project much, do you?

Grow a spine yet, Bob? No, I didn’t think so, you fucking coward.

37. Piltdown Man spews:

Fact is Bob,we’re just so much better than your side. It really sucks to be you, doesn’t it?

11/03/2012 AT 7:46 AM

\
@20 partisan lemmings like Mikecubscout always think in terms of “my side” vs “your side”/

they dont give a fuck about the country – and appear unable to think on their own.

38. Roger Rabbit spews:

@33 This illustrates why we need observers at ballot-counting even in Democratic counties.

Every county hires temporary election workers. These workers either apply for the job or are hired from lists supplied by both political parties (in which case they apply to the party). They’re paid slightly more than minimum wage. There usually are no background checks. In short, the people who count ballots are often the kind of folks you might find waiting in line outside a Labor Ready office.

The professional election workers who staff elections offices are supposed to supervise the temps, but they can’t watch everyone all the time. Like any other employer, they depend to a substantial degree on the workers following the instructions they’re given in training and doing the job right without having someone hovering over them.

The Clackamas case is just one brainless numbskull going rogue. I’m sure she acted alone and on her own initiative. A loose cannon in the temporary worker pool.

But, human nature being what it is, rabbits need to watch you humans so you don’t get out of control like this Clackamas woman did. That’s what I’ll be doing on Tuesday. I’m part of the Democratic Party’s lawyer-observer corps. We’re there simply to make sure citizens entitled to vote are allowed to vote, and to ensure an honest and accurate count of the ballots. May the best candidates win, however the chips fall.

39. Roger Rabbit spews:

@37 “they dont give a fuck about the country – and appear unable to think on their own”

A perfectly apt description of the sheep who keep the otherwise moribund Republican Party in business.

40. Rael spews:

Republicanistas:

Romney is doomed.

You know it.

Give up.

41. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 35

“Silver is a statistician, not a pollster or pundit. He doesn’t create the numbers, he merely crunches them.”

Actually, he does more than ‘crunching numbers’, if by that you mean what Darryl does.

Silver decides which polls to assign heavier weight in his analysis and which polls to assign lesser weight.

So, he inserts his own opinion (and, possibly, bias) in doing so. The only relative weighting Darryl does, if I understand correctly, is based on the number of respondents in the polls, which introduces no bias.

42. Rael spews:

Republicanistas:

Democracy is good.

Republicanism is stupid.

Give up.

43. Rael spews:

As we get closer to Nov 6th, Nate Silver’s numbers seem to be approaching the numbers Darryl has been going with all summer. Funny about that ….

44. Steve spews:

Gov. Chris Christie acting like an American for a day was a little too much for Romney. It didn’t follow the “Party before Country” creed of today’s GOP.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83254.html

“If Romney wins, it won’t be forgotten,” the adviser said.

So in a “Party First” snit, they throw the GOP’s best hope for 2016 under the bus.

45. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 27

And Cereal Bob doesn’t get that Romney needs both Florida and Ohio.

You’re right, I don’t, because Romney doesn’t need OH.

If Romney takes PA, he doesn’t need OH. Look at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review (Susquehanna) poll of PA Senate – it’s a 1 point difference.

http://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/2878011-74/casey-smith-poll-percent-senate-bob-lee-republican-class-county#axzz2B8WiP7Cc

Highly likely that the presidential race is closing to about that gap or possibly even less as well. It’s why Clinton is making four – count ‘em, four – stops in PA tomorrow.

If Romney takes WI and a couple of other battlegrounds, those votes replace OH and he doesn’t need OH in that scenario, either.

You really should stop saying Romney needs OH. He’d love to have it, sure. But it’s not necessary for him to win, and your statement is therefore false, RR. We’ve been through this before.

46. Roger Rabbit spews:

@41 Keep telling yourself the poll stats are cooked, Bob. In the home stretch, it’s all you’ve got left.

47. Roger Rabbit spews:

@45 “If Romney takes PA, he doesn’t need OH.”

If Romney takes California, he doesn’t need either Ohio or Pennsylvania.

48. Serial Conservative spews:

Nice gaffe, Barack.

Romney’s already turned it into a 30 second ad.

Obama campaign explains voting as ‘revenge’ remark

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/11/obama-campaign-explains-voting-as-revenge-remark-148260.html

What a vicious, small POS Obama has become in the past couple of weeks.

49. Roger Rabbit spews:

So now Cereal Bob pins his last and final hopes on polling in a Pennsylvania Senate race.

50. Steve spews:

“What a vicious, small POS Obama has become in the past couple of weeks.”

You just can’t stop projecting, can you? It’s a Psych 101 thing, Bob. Doctor Steve can help you with that, but first you’d have to grow a spine. But that’s not gonna ever happen, is it?

51. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 49

Susquehanna releases its final PA presidential poll tomorrow, RR.

There’s a reason Clinton is barnstorming the state tomorrow. There’s a reason Romney will be in PA tomorrow.

There’s been substantial movement in PA in the past several days.

What was one of the early clues? Poll results in a swing congressional district race there.

The last three days will be fun.

52. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

Look at @48…we have bob doing what he does best…broadcast the Romney talking point of the day.

In its death throes, the Romney campaign is latching onto anything…in this case, Obama’s quip, “Don’t ‘boo’, vote! Voting is the best revenge!”

OOOOOh…ahhhh…that’ll turn things around!

Pathetic, the scent of flop sweat.

53. Serial Conservative spews:

That was then, this is now.

“In 2008, at his last stop in Cleveland, a Democrat stronghold, Obama attracted 80,000 people. This morning, at his last 2012 stop in that same city, Obama could only attract 4,000.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/03/Obama-Cleveland-80k-compared-to-4k

54. Roger Rabbit spews:

Er, Bob, if Romney doesn’t win WI, he does need Ohio, because realistically he won’t run the table on the other tossup states.

(If Romney loses OH and WI, he could lose NH and get to a 269-269 tie; but losing OH and WI would mean he can’t afford to lose VA, CO, NV, or IA, because any those states would put Obama over 270.)

I’ve gone over this in my previous comments, Bob. Mitt isn’t going to win PA — we both know that. He’s got a shot in VA, CO, and IA and maybe WI but NV looks out of reach and that means he has to win OH or lose the election.

Of course, if Mitt loses FL, where polls show a virtual tie, it’s over for him.

55. Roger Rabbit spews:

@53 Bob’s rationalizations just keep coming nonstop. It’s Hail Mary time for Bob and his ilk.

56. Rael spews:

45. Serial Conservative spews:

… Romney doesn’t need OH.
If Romney takes PA, he doesn’t need OH.

If Romney takes CA he doesn’t need OH either
… unless Obama takes TX.

Grasping at straws …

57. Roger Rabbit spews:

If Romney loses Florida he’d not only have to win Ohio and Wisconsin but also every other battleground state. In this scenario, losing even little New Hampshire would mean loss of the election.

58. Roger Rabbit spews:

@56 LOL! This is what Bob’s arguments have come to: Fantasy.

59. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

@51
Sure, bob, whatever.

*eye roll*

Lookee here

Susquehanna is the ONLY pollster to have shown Romney leading in Pennsylvania ALL YEAR…twice, polling for the state Republican party in early October, and on its own in February.

*snort*

I honestly don’t give a fuck what Susquehanna has to say tomorrow, bob, but I’m sure you do.

You’re smelling floppy, sweatboy.

60. Roger Rabbit spews:

Bob’s electoral vote map should be named “Fantasia.” Oops, Disney’s already copyrighted that one.

61. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

@53
BREITBART!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!

Oh, bob, I almost feel sorry for you…and not about the election, I won’t go out and say it’s in the bag. No, I pity you because of your cluelessness, your mean-spirited worship of wealth and your insistence on 40yd line ball spiking, when we all see through the transparent bullshit you spew….and how your desperate grasping leads you to embarrassing yourself, over and over…

62. Roger Rabbit spews:

@59 Let me make my own election prediction: I predict Bob will disappear from these threads on Wednesday morning.

63. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 59

There was a HA thread – May, or thereabouts – that had to do with PA poll weighting, voter registration in that state, voter turnout.

Pollsters who weight according to voter registration in the state will skew far to the D + side. Franklin & Marshall weighted their last poll in PA as D +13.

All that weighting gave Obama a 4 point lead over Romney.

In 2008, PA voter turnout was D +7.

I won’t do the math for you, but I will ask you why, in a perfect storm year (2008) for Dems that results in a D +7 turnout, a pollster would choose to weight D + 13, if that pollster expects to get results that accurately reflect turnout in a much, much more competitive year.

Go ahead, roll your eyes, guffaw, do whatever you like. It’s probably easier than trying to return a reasoned response.

64. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 61

40yd line ball spiking

It’s what you guys have been doing all along. My side hasn’t even had the ball.

65. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

@62
I was thinking about 9PM Tuesday.

66. Roger Rabbit spews:

@63 Sorry, Bob, but all the polling now is of likely voters.

P.S., this is the “reasoned response” you asked for.

67. Roger Rabbit spews:

@65 Merely a technical detail.

68. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

trying to return a reasoned response.

How does one reason with gibberish?

You’re the dimwit who keeps insisting on ‘reweighting’ and ‘oversampling’ as excuses to counter the inescapable fact that all these polls show Obama ahead.

They’re all wrong, and you’re right, right?

bob, you can’t insist on ‘reasoned responses’ to your FUD, when you’ve been for months a relentless poster of the most transparently dishonest bullshit…now you’re a wronged victim who no one will talk to reasonably.

Boo fucking hoo.

69. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

My side hasn’t even had the ball.

More faux victim…right-wingers are so good at this.

70. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

@67
Maybe bob would honor ‘Drinking Liberally’ with his presence Tuesday night – I’ve never made it myself, but I’d make a point of it if bob were to show.

71. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 66

I wasn’t speaking of whether they were likely or not. I was speaking of whether a poll weighting of D +13 was representative.

You clearly are not following. Maybe you should tell me how Romney MUST WIN Ohio again. That will help your credibility.

72. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

You clearly are not following. Maybe you should tell me how Romney MUST WIN Ohio again. That will help your credibility.

Gotta give him credit, Roger, he’s snide and sneering and preening, even to the bitter end.

73. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 70

It’s hard enough when it’s 10 to 1 against me online. You think I want a 25 to 1 in-person experience?

It won’t be THIS Tuesday. Gotta date with MSNBC, laptop, fireplace, and 1999 Spottswoode. Oh, and the wife.

74. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

Hmmmm

“I’m still very satisfied with the professional relationship I have with the President,” Christie said.

Seems that Christie is telling Rupert to ‘fuck off’. Maybe he expects Rupert will be behind bars when he runs against Hillary in 2016.

75. Roger Rabbit spews:

@64 “My side hasn’t even had the ball.”

The closest thing to reality you’ve said in the last month, if you’re strictly referring to what the polls show as a probable outcome.

But in terms of the larger picture, even this isn’t true, Bob. The big-picture truth is this election should have been a Romney cakewalk but he blew it by making one tactical mistake after another.

I detailed these mistakes in my comments last night, drawing on reports in Newsweek magazine. The Romney campaign’s missteps are legion — from Clint Eastwood’s goofy performance at Mitt’s coronation ball to Mitt’s jumping the gun on Benghazi and then getting chewed out by a debate moderator for misstating easily-verifiable facts about what Obama said and when he said it. The R’s threw away this election, Bob.

I realize that makes Obama’s now all-but-certain re-election an especially bitter pill for guys like you to swallow, but you have no one to blame except your own team.

After all, Obama didn’t exactly un an uplifting campaign of the sort that inspires voters, and he served Mitt a meatball in the first debate that even Whiffin’ Mitt could hit out of the park. Trouble is, a free run doesn’t win a 2-1 game. If you can’t hit the harder pitches at least once in a while, you’ll still lose. But then, if you can’t hit, you’re not World Series material.

At bottom, that’s the GOP’s real problem. Mitt just isn’t president material. As I said sometime ago, if he can’t beat a black Kenyan communist with a forged birth certificate who pals around with terrorists, maybe politics isn’t his game and he should try something else.

76. No Time For Fascists spews:

if romney wins, what do you see the country like in 4 years? The economy? Our place in the world?

77. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 76

Obama wins – GDP growth 2% 2013, maybe 2.5% 2014.

Romney wins – GDP growth 2.5% 2013, 3.5% 2014.

One reason for the difference: In a second Obama administration, he doesn’t have to hold back on this:

Obama Administration Sits on Key Regulations

Federal agencies are sitting on a pile of major health, environmental, and financial regulations that lobbyists, congressional staffers, and former administration officials say are being held back to avoid providing ammunition to Mitt Romney and other Republican critics.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/obama-administration-sits-on-key-regulations-20121101?page=1

Either case – Obamacare stays. Major changes to it if Romney is elected, particularly if the House makes gains and Senate flips, because there are vulnerable Dem senators up for re-election in 2014.

Our place in the world? Who cares? We were supposed to be loved with Obama in office and that didn’t happen. We’ve got a presidential Nobel before he did anything, and what he did was ramp up Afghanistan and quadruple drone strikes. We’re hated now. We’ll be hated under Romney. As long as we’re handing out the cash, nothing more will come of it.

78. Darryl spews:

Bob,

“Silver decides which polls to assign heavier weight in his analysis and which polls to assign lesser weight.

So, he inserts his own opinion (and, possibly, bias) in doing so. “

No he doesn’t. He weighs polls according to their past performance, as assessed statistically. There are, of course, a set of rules that must be defined to do the performance analysis, but his poll weighting scheme is certainly not subjective. A lousy pollster that has a left-leaning “house effect” will be down-weighted the same as an identically lousy pollster with a right-leaning “house effect”.

“The only relative weighting Darryl does, if I understand correctly, is based on the number of respondents in the polls, which introduces no bias.”

I don’t weight polls (except for a rectangular distribution that defines “current polls” when there is at least one current poll or that defines “older polls” when there is no current poll).

My philosophy is a bit different from Nate Silver’s. Silver throws in all kinds factors into his “nowcast”, based on their contribution to predicting outcomes of past elections. His is a complex and, effectively, proprietary model.

My philosophy is one of parsimony. I minimize the number of assumptions required. I publish sufficient details of my methods that anyone with a bit of programming experience can replicate what I do and get the same result. Finally, I use a pure etiologic model, treating each response to each poll as a Bernoulli trial without qualification.

It turns out, my analyses did better than Silver’s in 2008. We’ll see what happens for 2012 soon enough.

79. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

Have you guys seen this?

Is my laughing at misinformed, hateful fundigelicals as they spew lies about Obama morally equivalent to the righties laughing at racist caricatures of black people celebrating ‘Obamaphones’?

These are real fundigelicals in their own words, after all.

80. No Time For Fascists spews:

@75. My partner has a theory that romeny doesn’t really want to win so he keeps f’in up so he will get close but not win.

81. No Time For Fascists spews:

From Politico:
Chris Christie Praise For Obama Frustrated Romney Campaign
If Romney wins, it won’t be forgotten,” the adviser said. “If Romney loses, it doesn’t matter.”

82. Roger Rabbit spews:

@80 It’s certainly true there’s a phenomenon known to psychologists of people who keep sabotaging themselves because they’re afraid of success.

83. No Time For Fascists spews:

My predictions. It’s sort of a rochaart test. We all see what we want to see:

if romney wins and the dems barely hold the senate, the cons keep the house…
romney will be saber rattling and starting ever war he can justify.
Conservative supreme court judges get rid of row vs wade, social protections and continue to strengthen the rights of corporations. Gays will be have a miserable four years so the social conservatives will feel they are getting something as the fiscal conservatives destroy the middle class.
Cons continue the war on workers.
I expect the economy to do really well for the rich, and the middle class and the poor to continue to loose ground significantly. There will be a flood of legislation go through, now that the cons don’t have to be as obstructionist.

Destruction of regulations will further erode working conditions for employees. Obamacare will be gutted, so we end up with the worst of both words. Expensive and no substantive care. the federal government won’t fight for worker protections like minimum wage or equal pay.

84. doggril spews:

@33 – Of course, mandatory voter ID’s would have prevented that incidence of voting fraud.
Oh, wait….

86. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 86

I thought Stevie Wonder was awesome. Guess not so much, anymore. Although I also once heard ‘Cleveland Rocks’ and I’m beginning to doubt the wisdom of that, as well:

Few knew about Stevie Wonder appearance for President Barack Obama at Cleveland State University on Saturday


Fewer than 200 people showed up to watch Wonder perform a handful of his hits at the early voting event in support of President Barack Obama.

Most of the people had learned of the event just hours before the 9:30 a.m. start time. Some just happened to be in the area and followed the live music.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/11/few_know_about_stevie_wonder_a.html#incart_river

When I was 15 (mid-70s) I attended an outdoor George Benson concert and Stevie Wonder showed up for a couple of songs. It’s my single best memory of all the music events I’ve ever attended.

Seriously, you bring in a guy like this and you don’t publicize it beforehand? Hard to believe it was an oversight by the Obama Chicago machine.

Seems like it was a last-minute PR stunt by Team Obama. If so, I wonder what’s behind that sense of desperation they’re feeling………

87. Steve spews:

Vote for Romney or you’re FIRED!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/03/romney-voter-intimidation-businesses-bain_n_2068827.html

“Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision,” Romney told the business owners associated with the National Federation of Independent Business, a political organization closely aligned to the Republican Party.

Eric Manthei, the logistics coordinator for Request Foods, told HuffPost recently that the CEO’s endorsement, which appeared in the company newsletter, did not cause any reaction among employees. “I don’t think it was weird at all,” he said. “They are very open and transparent with their thoughts and beliefs. All the employees fall in line. They support our business policies.”

Fuck that shit. Vote for Obama and send those corporate fucktards a message.

88. Steve spews:

“I wonder what’s behind that sense of desperation they’re feeling………”

Love the projection. Oh, and I see that you’re in the psycho-dot stage of “The Pain”. Love that too.

89. Serial Conservative spews:

So, FEMA’s out of water.

Maybe they could have thought to ask Air Force One to stock up on bottled water before it brought The One into town for his photo op with Christie.

They’ll have more water again on Monday.

Gee. It was just yesterday that I was criticized by HA libbies for suggesting that the NYC Marathon bottled water would be better used by people who needed it.

Is there a bottled water shortage in the tri-state area? No.

http://horsesass.org/?p=47472#comment-1197400

But what do I know.

90. Steve spews:

“But what do I know.”

Very little.

91. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

Ohio SoS, an asshole named Husted, is working tirelessly to steal the election, this time making last minute changes to how provisional ballots are handled, apparently in contradiction of Ohio law and court orders.

Roger, can you take care of this, please?

92. Puddybud spews:

So in a “Party First” snit, they throw the GOP’s best hope for 2016 under the bus.

Complaineth much Steve? I remember when Cory Booker told the truth about Obummer and the Obummer Wall Street attacks they threw him under the bus. No potential 2nd term cabinet post for you Cory.

So pox on your house Steve. BTW maybe you should answer Goldy’s Sunday morning Mormon attack before going to the church or your leftist buds tear you a new one with their non-pithy commentary by the time you return!

93. Puddybud spews:

Ahhh yes, one last blatant attempt to sway voters…

Lessee here…

Sarah Palin was running for vice president and she could see Russia from her house. Presumably she still can.

Wrong… That was Tina Fey… HA libtards can’t fathom truth just things said on NBC. So they constantly repeat them here. Libtardism is a mental disorder. From Snopes, Sarah’s real words…

“They’re our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska”

http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/seealaska.asp

Lessee here… per the DoL-BLS… 2008 unemployment was 5.8%.

Lessee here… FY 2008 deficit was $455 Billion per the CBO.

94. Puddybud spews:

David Letterman show Friday Night… Another misplaced link on the Friday Night Comics…

DAVID LETTERMAN: Why do you want Mitt Romney to win the election? 23 percent said, “He’ll fix the economy,” he’ll fix the economy. 26 percent said, “Overturn ObamaCare.” And 51 percent said they “Want to see Chris Matthews cry like a baby.” He’s very, very histrionic that Chris Matthews.

95. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

@93
I believe it was Caribou Barbie who said, “As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.”

Tina Fey can’t hold a candle to the real batshit crazy stuff that came out of that grifter’s mouth.

96. Puddybud spews:

Apparently the Obummer attempts at throwing Hillary under de bus for Benghazi are backfiring with Bill Clinton’s former aides…

For Clinton, the politics are more complicated. His associates take it as a given that he would like nothing more than to see his wife become President. Hillary Clinton will step down as Secretary of State after the campaign and begin the process of deciding whether she will run in 2016. By some measures, a defeat for Obama in November would leave Hillary the undisputed leader of her party and propel her toward the Oval Office that much faster. At least one of Clinton’s closest advisers seems to be backing that strategy. According to two people with direct knowledge, Douglas Band has said that he will vote for Romney. Band declined to comment.

Facts, always ignored by HA libtards!

97. Puddybud spews:

The case against Nate Silver and his state poll analysis…

98. Puddybud spews:

“As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.”

And you are a geographical moron dunceman. The border between Russia and the US is less than 2.5 miles between the two islands. Puddy sees you chose not to read Snopes otherwise you wouldn’t make that comment… wait… you are HA’s dunceman, so Puddy strikes that above comment… you are stooooooooooooopid enough to write that!

99. Puddybud spews:

Notice how Obummer isn’t bringing GM bailout into his last minute appeals? Maybe because the truth is finally being told…

100. Puddybud spews:

Apparently Obummer is NOT a friend of the middle class when the middle class is in a meteorological crisis. Obummer won’t answer questions about their misery.

And the lemmings walk of the cliff voting for Obummer again!

101. Puddybud spews:

Scabs and scumbags… That’s all union thugs have left when non-union people arrive to help restore power to old people?

Facts… leave HA libtards with exploded heads!

102. Puddybud spews:

Wow more Benghazi news dunceman will scoff at…

103. Puddybud spews:

What is the important takeaway from Benghazi and Hurricane Sandy.

Obummer was in the Situation Room during Hurricane Sandy. You can see the official whitey house pictures. Look them up on whitehouse.gov. Obummer went to bed during the attack that led to the death of Ambassador Stevens! Sadly there are no whitey house pictures proving Obummer’s three point commentary he’s told various news outlets about Benghazi. There’s no paper trail produced by this sadministration. Can’t find nuthin on whitehouse.gov.

104. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 59

“I honestly don’t give a fuck what Susquehanna has to say tomorrow, bob, but I’m sure you do.”

Hey, Lib Sci:

Maybe you should give a fuck about what Susquehanna has to say…

today:

Now, a new poll by Susquehanna Polling and Research shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by four points in the Keystone State, 49-45%.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/02/Pennsylvania-s-Most-Accurate-Pollster-Points-to-Romney-Win

105. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 104

SusquehannaPR @TwitchyTeam. Poll is 3 weeks old, but still being circulated as “new”. Pitt Trib to release latest poll tomorrow.

Anybody looking to take a shot at Breitbart, be my guest. Fuckers.

106. Puddybud spews:

SC@104,

Libtards get all frothy (like the lady in Starbucks) when we who think right wonder about their left wrong sources, immediately discount TRUTH from Breitbart and others.

Case in point… if Project Veritas, supported by Breitbart was lying about DUMMOCRAPT voting calls; why were Jim Moran’s son and the lady in Texax fired for proffering how to vote multiple times?

Truth is an anathema to libtards!

107. proud leftist spews:

Lord, do I love it when Puddy proclaims his, and his side’s, adherence to “facts.” Pud, you wouldn’t recognize a fact if it was spewing on your face.

108. Puddybud spews:

Black Pastor puts God before DUMMOCRAPTS and gets death threats!

Yes that’s the progressive DUMMOCRAPT way. We’ll see how many blacks vote for Obummer. Most of us feel marriage is between a man and a woman, no matter what Al NotSoSharpton and Jesse Hi-Jackson claim!

109. Puddybud spews:

Pud, you wouldn’t recognize a fact if it was spewing on your face.

Waiting for your rebuttal proud leftist.

Tick

Tock

Tick

Tock…

110. proud leftist spews:

The bloodletting in the GOP after Romney’s loss should be fascinating to watch. The teabaggers will shriek about how the party cannot continue nominating “moderates” like McCain and Romney for president, but has to start running the craziest motherfucking rightie the party can find. What’s left of the sane wing of the party (I believe the current tally of such GOP’ers is 12) will contend that moving further to the right will cement the party’s irrelevance. I’m thinking the sane wing will lose the argument, the party will move to the right, and I will not see another Republican president in my lifetime.

111. proud leftist spews:

109
What’s your point, that there are crazy people out there? I know that, Puddy, and I know they exist on both sides of the partisan aisle. I make no excuses for anyone who makes death threats against anyone. Is your point that Obama should not be elected because he has some crazy supporters? If so, your point is utterly stupid. Your side has far more violent, crazy dumbfucks. That, however, is not a reason to not vote for Romney. The reason to not vote for Romney is that he is a soulless, coreless, unprincipled charlatan, who wants the presidency because his father didn’t get it. He could give a rat’s ass about the country. He cares only about his ego.

112. Puddybud spews:

What’s your point, that there are crazy people out there? I know that, Puddy, and I know they exist on both sides of the partisan aisle.

Then why don’t you standup, be a man and call your fellow libtards on it? Cause you feel better being mushy on this blog by saying nothing except a special comment now and then.

So what will happen if Obummer loses? Will they blame Broken Axelrod? How about Stephanie Cutter and her special way with word parsing? Or how about Jim Messina throw granny under de bus? Wednesday will be very interesting.

113. Puddybud spews:

If so, your point is utterly stupid. Your side has far more violent, crazy dumbfucks.

Really? Seems the slobbering libtard media has failed on your account. They haven’t proffered the ‘far more” level you claim. And they hide your kind and it’s violence. OWS vs Tea Party. The evidence is overwhelming against the OWS for violent acts! Did anyone threaten Chris Christie with death? NOPE. But an influential black pastor… YEP!

See ya you little buffoon! Kep DOPE alive!

114. Gman spews:

@64 – Your Side….I thought you don’t take sides with any side?

115. Gman spews:

Republicans are SCUM! SCUM of the earth.

116. Puddybud spews:

You know proud leftist… Duct tape can’t fix your stooooooooopid but Duct tape can muffle your sounds of stoooooooooopid!

117. Roger Rabbit spews:

GOP Pervert # 12-4899653476-02

“Eric Bodenweiser a republican candidate in Delaware for the State Senate …, has been arrested and charged with 113 counts of Pedophilia sex charges … Bodenweiser ran as a ‘Family Values Republican candidate and an anti-gay candidate.”

http://www.politicolnews.com/delaware-gop-candidate-charged-with-113-counts-of-child-rape/http://www.politicolnews.com/delaware-gop-candidate-charged-with-113-counts-of-child-rape/#ixzz2BDKhqm6P

Roger Rabbit Commentary: I won’t laugh out of respect for the victims.

118. MikeBoyScout spews:

Live from the front (range)

Hey all – another day doing the GOTV in Denver, and it was great!
Thousands of volunteers spanned out across the county collecting mail in ballots and educating our voters about polling locations, rides to polls, and of course volunteer opportunities.

Kap’n Kornflake,
Will you please video yourself watching the returns Tuesday night?

Gekko/Galt is the anvil
We are the HAMMER!

And we are hammering it home from sea to shining sea

119. Puddybud spews:

BTW another interesting inspection of Nate Silver and how he hates Rasmussen…

Of course, this is a far cry from Silver’s behavior when he suspected that Research 2000, the polling company commissioned by the liberal Daily Kos blog, had serious flaws. Back in February 2010, Mr. Silver became “suspicious” about what he described as Research 2000’s “really weird results.” But instead of informing his readers about these problems, Silver reserved his suspicions for a private email to another pollster, Mark Blumenthal, as well as to Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas.

Only months later, when Daily Kos officially fired Research 2000 and sued the company for fraud, did Silver inform his readers of his long-time suspicion. In fact, in the very same week that Silver sent his private email to Blumenthal questioning Research 2000’s credibility, Silver published a lengthy blog post discussing a Research 2000 poll, without ever letting his readers know his real thoughts on the pollster.

So Puddy did a quick Google search on Research 2000 and HA Blog use (About 18,300 results (0.09 seconds)). Daily Kooks “fired” Research 2000 but it doesn’t stop leftists here from claiming they are “gospel” pollsters.

Very telling… Nate Silver and Research 2000!

120. Roger Rabbit spews:

@91 Don’t worry, he’ll lose when union lawyers drag his ass back to federal court. But I mean, really, we all knew Husted would try to suppress votes didn’t we? This is no surprise and our lawyers are ready for him. Unfortunately there’ll be a lot more of this shit before the election is over.

121. Roger Rabbit spews:

@104 Har! har! har! Here’s what Wikipedia says about Susquehanna:

“The firm specializes in polling services for Republican candidates, trade groups, businesses and lobbying firms in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.”

Har! har! har! See #119 … I wonder if this will be the next pollster to get fired and sued for fraud?! Har! har! har!

122. smtaylor spews:

@38 Roger – I can only speak to King County Elections but when I was a Temp Elections worker back in 2006-2008 we got paid pretty decently ($15/hr or so). I was hired by answering an advertisement, may have even been on the State unemployment site, and as far as I know none of my fellow workers were hired from lists provided by political parties. Most of the Temp Elections workers had worked there before and many had worked for years. So these people weren’t “the kind of folks you might find waiting in line outside a Labor Ready office.” Most were retirees, housewives picking up extra cash, free lancers, or just happened to be unemployed at election time.

When I worked there it would have been practically impossible for one person to alter ballots or put additional ballots into the system. Everything was supervised closely and counts were made every time ballots were moved from place to place. The only people allowed near ballots with pens (Duplications) worked in pairs and double checked each ballot.

Also to be honest most of the “observers” sat on their butts in the observer area drinking coffee and reading the paper so they were basically useless.

I guess my point is that in a well run elections dept. you can’t get that kind of voting fraud without some kind of systemic corruption, which is what good observers should probably be looking for.

123. Roger Rabbit spews:

@119 Har! har! har!

Now puddy and his fellow crazies are going ballistic because Nate Silver, after pointing out that Obama leads in 19 of 20 swing state polls, says if Romney wins the polls must have been wrong!

124. Roger Rabbit spews:

Silver determined a 16% probability that the pollsters are incompetent. That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of the polling profession.

125. Roger Rabbit spews:

Interpreting Silver’s remarks another way, he’s saying if the pollsters are competent, Romney’s chances of winning are zero. Maybe that’s what is setting off puddykins and his kindreds.

126. Puddybud spews:

Now puddy and his fellow crazies are going ballistic because Nate Silver, after pointing out that Obama leads in 19 of 20 swing state polls, says if Romney wins the polls must have been wrong!

Ballistic… Facts make SENILE Wabbits ballistic.

We’ll see if Romney’s chances are “nil” eh SENILE WABBIT? The way Silver projects if he claims 90% probability Obummer wins and Obummer loses, Silver is “still correct”. Stoooooooooooopid logic from a leftard!

127. Puddybud spews:

Strange about SENILE Wabbit… When Minnesota DUMMOCRAPT Kerry Gauthier was identified as a pedophile last August, Puddy didn’t remember any rebuke from the SENILE Wabbit.

128. Puddybud spews:

Ann Coulter visits a libtard gay restaurant with her boyfriend and she is called gay. Gotta love libtards.

129. Puddybud spews:

While New Yorkers struggled with Hurricane Sandy… Obummer libtards like Debra Messing act their libtard parts perfectly!

Of course proud leftist vehemently approves!

130. Roger Rabbit spews:

@126 Do you know what Silver’s politics are? I don’t. He could be a Republican for all I know. He’s a statistics guy. He crunches numbers. He evaluates other people’s math work and tells us if it’s any good, just like a math teacher does. How does that make him a “leftard” (as you call it)?

Look, I’m an opinionated rabbit, so it doesn’t faze me when you call me names. I expect you to. I’d be disappointed if you didn’t. But I don’t see where you come from by trying to pin that label on Silver. It reeks of the “shoot the messenger” mentality of blockheaded wingers like you. If Silver’s wrong we’ll find out Tuesday. If he’s right, you’ve lost nothing, because everybody else here already thinks you’re a loon. You’re in a position of strength on HA because you have no reputation left to lose. Therefore you can spew any nonsense you want to without worrying about what it’ll do to your (non-existent) credibility. You’re in an enviable place, in a way.

131. Puddybud spews:

State the truth, libtard senator goes ballistic, starts witch hunt. It’s a service you can choose to use or not use. If they are capped in what they can charge is that fee capping going to help their service or hinder it? Yet reading this piece it seems Parkmobile is the bad guy, not the DUMMOCRPAT Illinois Senator Durbin trying to bully Parkmobile into submission

Typical libtard fishrag wrapper WaPo.

132. Roger Rabbit spews:

@127 Is there some reason you didn’t post it? I’m a liberal propagandist; I don’t work for your side. That story wasn’t my responsibility. If anybody was derelict it was you.

133. Puddybud spews:

Do you know what Silver’s politics are? I don’t. He could be a Republican for all I know.

R U THAT STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPID SENILE Wabbit? U R making the claim Nate Silver is apolitical with all the screaming and shouting about Nate from FlubScout and greg among others? Silver is a DUMMOCRAPT ya moron! You are daft and SENILE!!!!

Silver is a Daily Kooks regular. Nuff SAID Sucka!

134. Roger Rabbit spews:

@127 You’ve posted over 36,000 comments on this blog most of which have been unintelligible babbling. Where were you when a real story came along? Were you unable to take enough time out from raving like a lunatic to pick up a minor Democratic scandal and run with it? It isn’t all that often you get one of those, so it’s reasonable to expect you to make the most of such an opportunity. If anyone has been paying you for posting here they should fire your useless butt right now.

135. Puddybud spews:

If anybody was derelict it was you.

Oh Puddy wasn’t derelict. Puddy placed Gauthier front and center. You can review it from ylbuttspigot. He has EVERYTHING Puddy ever wrote on this blog. Butt, he has missed some of Puddy’s links because of the way I bury them on purpose so his “search algorithm” is an EPIC FAYLE many times!

136. Roger Rabbit spews:

@133 In the first place, I don’t pay any attention to the screaming and shouting coming from the rightwing looney bin. That’s what ear plugs are for. Secondly, just because the denizens of the looniest wingnut blogs on the planet call Silver a (fill in blank) doesn’t it so. In fact, there’s a high probability that if they say something, it isn’t true. If you listen to those nutjobs, you’re the one who’s daft, not me. But then, what can anyone expect from humans?

137. Roger Rabbit spews:

@135 Well, I can’t answer that, because I scroll past 98.5% of your posts. I have better things to do than read your horseshit. YLB usually does a pretty good job of keeping you on a short leash, so I let him handle you.

138. Puddybud spews:

Seems more journalists gave to Obummer than Romney!

139. Puddybud spews:

@133 In the first place, I don’t pay any attention to the screaming and shouting coming from the rightwing looney bin.

Nate Silver is called a hero from the left wing loony bin SENILE Wabbit. So you admit you skip FlubScout and greg postings. HAHAHAHAHA!

SENILITY at it’s best. You can’t decipher political commentary anymore!

P R E C I O U S!

140. Puddybud spews:

Puddy reads everything proffered by the SENILE Wabbit.

Some bring out pity.

Most bring out guffaws for their stooooooooopidity!

141. Roger Rabbit spews:

@139 What political commentary is worth a piss pot? Why does anyone waste their time on political commentary?

142. Roger Rabbit spews:

@140 “Puddy reads everything proffered by the SENILE Wabbit.”

That’s your problem, not mine.

143. Puddybud spews:

So SENILE Wabbit… It’s Nate Silver vs. Michael Barone. We’ll see Wednesday who was right.

144. Puddybud spews:

Why does anyone waste their time on political commentary?

Ask your leftist pinhead HA friends. Ask Da Perfessa why he puts out his Friday Night Comics links.

145. Puddybud spews:

Oh no a WaPo editorial on Benghazi… It’s leaking out slowly before the election and dunceman is quiet!

146. Roger Rabbit spews:

@144 Darryl is performing a public service by keeping you off the streets.

147. Roger Rabbit spews:

@145 I posted about this yesterday. You said you read my posts? Apparently you missed that one. The Benghazi “diplomatic mission” was, in fact, a CIA station. David Petraeus was responsible for its security. That’s why Romney isn’t talking about it anymore. Did you miss that?

148. Roger Rabbit spews:

Whoops! Another case of voter registration fraud is uncovered!

“The Justice Department on Thursday was reviewing a request from Virginia Democratic lawmakers to launch an inquiry into a firm that hired a worker who allegedly destroyed voter registration applications.

“Congressmen Jim Moran, Bobby Scott and Gerry Connolly on Wednesday asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate a Republican-hired firm, Pinpoint, amid allegations of voter fraud.

“A Pinpoint employee, Colin Small of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, who was brought on to conduct voter registration drives, faces local criminal charges in Rockingham County, Virginia. He is charged over allegations that he threw eight completed voter registration forms into the trash. He also is charged with obstruction of justice.

“Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli … said he was expanding the investigation to see whether there was an effort to destroy voter registration applications statewide.”

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/25/politics/virginia-fraud-claim/index.html

Roger Rabbit Commentary: Why is it that, whenever actual voting fraud is found, there’s a Republican stench nearby?

149. expatchad spews:

62. Roger Rabbit spews:

@59 Let me make my own election prediction: I predict Bob will disappear from these threads on Wednesday morning.

Hope springs eternal

150. expatchad spews:

Is the huge, strident volume of excrement from the Puddybud Organism of late a sign of dementia or desperation?

Both?

151. Puddybud spews:

Neither toadstool@150,

JUST FACTS… something hard for you to understand.

152. Puddybud spews:

That’s why Romney isn’t talking about it anymore. Did you miss that?

Nope Romney talking about Love of the country… Obummer talks about revenge.

153. proud leftist spews:

Puddy,
You have become a parody of yourself. That is not, for your information, a compliment. Idiocy is sometimes acquired, sometimes genetic, and sometimes both. From whence comes your idiocy, Puddy?

154. Puddybud spews:

Still waiting for proud leftist to refute facts. Instead all proud leftist has are ad hominem attacks. Now why is that? Another empty headed leftist? YEP!

155. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

My my, puddl sure is proud of his big boy turd in the potty this evening, isn’t he?

The adults can’t get a word in edgewise, what with the foot stamping and howling to come see his big boy work.

OK, puddl, good boy…now go to bed and let the adults talk.

156. proud leftist spews:

Lord, Pud, give me a “fact” to refute. I will do so. The problem is that you don’t know the difference between facts and ideology. You don’t. Really.

158. Roger Rabbit spews:

Bad news for GOPers: Democrats are set to GAIN in the Senate!

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/2012_elections_senate_map_no_toss_ups.html

How? By picking up 3 seats (IN, ME, MA) while losing 2 seats (ND, NE).

160. Roger Rabbit spews:

It may not be close after all. Obama could win 300+ EVs and Democrats could gain seats in both Senate and House. That would be a decisive repudiation of the Romney/Ryan agenda.

161. Gman spews:

@108 you, your bigoted pastors and the Taliban think alike. Way to go.

162. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

This is for puddl and bob…

163. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

Check this out

Professional jackass and manifest dimwit…and puddl hero, of course…Artur Davis, doing his minstrel show for a bunch of white people who love them some Mitt…

“Now four years ago, ladies and gentlemen, the president sounded so good. Remember the rise of the oceans, which began to slow, the planet would began to heal,” Davis said. “Now I don’t know about the oceans; ask Mayor Bloomberg and Al Gore about that.”

Yup, dismissing climate change, making jokes about dead and drowned New Yorkers, that’s FUNNY STUFF!

164. No Time For Fascists spews:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/04/1154799/-500-reasons-to-vote-against-Mitt-Romney-and-for-Barack-Obama?showAll=yes

This summarizes pretty much why I’m voting against romney and for President Obama.

165. Serial Conservative spews:

http://instagram.com/p/RlmSk8Mcq2/

Romney rally in Denver last night.

MBS’s efforts notwithstanding, CO early voting is greater on the GOP side than on the Dem side, and this state will be red on Tuesday.

166. No Time For Fascists spews:

When all the Ayn Rand “industrial and capitals of industry” throw a fit and plan to leave the country, where do you think they will go that fit’s their ideals?
Where do you think SerCon and puddy should go?

167. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 163


Professional jackass and manifest dimwit…and puddl hero, of course…Artur Davis, doing his minstrel show for a bunch of white people who love them some Mitt…

I’m just wondering, since PA is newsworthy today and all….

When Arlen Specter flipped to the Dems from GOP, and appeared with Obama and with Sestak in 2010, was he doing a ‘minstrel show’, too?

If I had used ‘minstrel show’ to describe an African-American individual in derisive terms, how would Doctor Steve have responded to me?

Your mask has slipped, Lib Pinocchio, a little more than you would like. Don’t think your children don’t notice when you use that terminology at home.

168. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

@167
I chose the term ‘minstrel show’ to be deliberately provocative, dipshit.

Of course you would think that that was unintended, a reveal of otherwise hidden racism – but you project again.

I chose to be provocative to illustrate the relationship between rich white people – mostly Republicans – and the ‘others’ who either resist or collaborate.

I have long contended that the conservative/Republican philosophy and agenda is to concentrate as much power and influence into as few people as possible – the rest of us be damned. ‘Minstrel show’ is a perfect metaphor for the relationship between rich white republicans and an enabling person of color.

169. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

Don’t think your children don’t notice when you use that terminology at home.

Robert, I have asked you repeatedly to leave references to my children out of your slimy, wheedling posts.

170. Roger Rabbit spews:

Mass Shooting Of The Day (TM)

A madman firing into a crowd wounded 7 people at a Georgia fair last night. The shooter is still at large.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/04/14921437-gunman-opens-fire-at-crowded-georgia-fair-7-wounded?lite

Roger Rabbit Commentary: We all know guns don’t kill people; it’s crazy humans with guns who kill people. There won’t be any problem if crazy humans don’t have guns.

171. Roger Rabbit spews:

A little-noticed statistical breakdown of Friday’s jobs report reveals the U.S. economy has now recovered ALL the private service sector jobs lost in the Great Recession.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/976311-private-service-sector-employment-completely-recovers-recession-losses?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0

Roger Rabbit Commentary: So much for the argument that Obama’s economic policies destroy private sector jobs.

172. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

The problem for the Republicans, in an election focused on the respective bases, is that the right-wing base is not large enough to win on its own, and, when revealed in all its venomous insanity, scares the living shit out of everybody else.

173. Serial Conservative spews:

Romney rally in PA, livestreamed on C-SPAN.

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Mitt-Romney-Campaigns-in-Pennsylvania/10737435600-1/

Go on, watch.

You know you wanna.

174. Serial Conservative spews:

Ohio Dem early/absentee voting:

557,177, down 154,911 from 2008

Ohio GOP early/absentee voting:

480,843 up 108,345 from 2008

That’s a difference of 263,256 votes between 2008 and now.

Obama’s OH vote margin in 2008 was 262,224.

So, if Obama’s margin has been eclipsed amongst early voters, and we know that the GOP shows up in force on Election Day, do we really think that enough additional Dems will show up on the same day to preserve Obama’s early voting/absentee lead?

Apparently Darryl and Nate Silver think yes, because that’s what they say the polls tell them.

We’ll see.

175. Serial Conservative spews:

@ 172


The problem for the Republicans, in an election focused on the respective bases, is that the right-wing base is not large enough to win on its own, and, when revealed in all its venomous insanity, scares the living shit out of everybody else.

Fortunately (for Romney), there are those pesky independent voters, with whom Romney has a double digit lead over Obama.

I suppose that means Romney has greater crossover appeal than Obama.

176. Serial Conservative spews:

FWIW George Will has predicted a Romney blowout, including a win in MN.

The Sunday talk shows next week should be interesting.

177. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

@176
Good thing that George Will hasn’t made a coherent statement in over a decade. Glad to see he’s consistent.

178. Serial Conservative spews:

Anyone around here still think Obama will take well above 300 EVs?

179. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

@178
Absolutely. I think 303 likely, and if we get Florida (less than 50:50 for us), that’s 332.

What do you think Romney’s going to get?

180. Gman spews:

@170 I’d say it’s more than just crazy people that guns need to be kept from

181. Gman spews:

@178 – you only need 270, who cares?