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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:00 AM

So the Rethug-Goebbels crew jumped the shark this time, eh?

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In the immortal words of my father of blessed memory, they are a bunch of stupid bastards.

In the first place, what they forgot was that for Big Lies to work , one must have a national crisis, such as 9/11, wherein Americans we running around like chickens without their heads, accusing the poor asshole at the 7-11 of being a terrorist, when all he wanted to do was ring up their Big Gulp and go back to watching TeeVee on his tiny set behind the counter. There, the Cheneyites we able to sell the Orwellian concepts with ease: "War? Sure, I'll take two, and matches with that, please."

But these assholes we spewing lies at a rate so fast that one could hardly keep up, and of course, a few of them went too far and were fatal to the Cause. Number One Rule: you don't falsely threaten people's jobs and you don't tell rape jokes. They got their arms caught in their own threshing machine and didn't have the guts to cut them off before they were sucked in to their political deaths. Imagine of the Establishment had expressed horror at the Akin comments, repudiated him, and sent a message that that would not be tolerated, and that they would rath lose the Senate seat than put up with anyone who would be so uninformed and misogynistic. It would have been the equivalent of setting a backfire and would have quelled the outrage and would have sent a message to all the others to not mention rape as a a means of conception. You rape a family member of mine in order to achieve conception sir, and you will meet Mr. Hillerich and Mr. Bradsby.

I shall preface this by saying that I believe that there was some grand master plan for somehow manipulating the results of this election, but one thing puzzles me. I find it almost inexplicable that Romney would go into Ohio and tell that lie about the Jeep plant. I am quite well aware that it gets easier to lie as time goes on, yet that was boarding on suicidal: did not someone believe that the backlash from that would be swift and vlcious? And the doubling and tripling down with the TeeVee and then the radio ads was perplexing. If one were writing a novel, one would consider injecting a speech writing mole who cleverly manipulated information and media reports in order to cause the candidate to implode at nearly the last moment. In retrospect it is bizarre: assuming that the campaign at the highest levels would know that they had something in store for Election Day, why would they risk it all in a state where auto jobs are paramount? Stupid? Yes. An accident? Maybe. Deliberate attempt to mislead? Almost certainly, but mislead whom? Proceed, Governor, to destroy your credibility with the masses one more time. I suppose that having Candy Crowley correct you did not teach you a lesson, so try another just to see what happens. I don't know...I find it all very strange, even as strange as everything else is.

So perhaps, just perhaps, the scab has been ripped off and the bleeding is profuse. We shall see if the electorate is slowly becoming conscious enough to comprehend the breadth and depth of the lies told to them by this particularly ugly, treacherous Machine since the campaign of 2000. My guess is that since the National Memory's half-life is about three days, the answe in the long run is no, they will not. But for now, we fought the good fight and won.

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Reply So the Rethug-Goebbels crew jumped the shark this time, eh? (Original post)
PCIntern Nov 2012 OP
Tutonic Nov 2012 #1
Berlum Nov 2012 #2
malaise Nov 2012 #3
PCIntern Nov 2012 #4
malaise Nov 2012 #8
nolabels Nov 2012 #10
ladjf Nov 2012 #11
oldbanjo Nov 2012 #5
momsrule Nov 2012 #6
PCIntern Nov 2012 #7
Blanks Nov 2012 #12
noel711 Nov 2012 #9
BainsBane Nov 2012 #13

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:25 AM

1. K and R

Awesome, awesome.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:55 AM

2. Thank you. You are right about the Republican campaign of lies...

...dating back to 2000 and no doubt earlier as well. At a certain point, which it seems we have just reached, the great weight of the accumulated intentional Republican lies became too great for the American people to bear anymore.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:58 AM

3. Yes their lies were insulting to people

but this time they were called LIARs publicly and still continued lying.
I still don't get it - but the electorate did and that left them shell-shocked as if they expected their lies to work or they had an alternative plan.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:08 AM

4. 48% would disagree with us...

Or at least would feel that they'd rather have a liar than a black guy in the WH.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:33 AM

8. Yes they picked the LIAR over the black guy

but the 48% have been lying to themselves for centuries. They are not the only Americans.

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:09 AM

10. They pitched everything from dirty tricks to all the money they could stomach and still missed

We are a nation divided and we could blame it all on them (whoever you might think 'them' is) for many reasons but we would be stupid for it. The most brilliant thing is our leader seems to have a unfathomable well of patience. We will do well with him

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:16 AM

11. Louisiana and Texas have started INTERNET petitions to seceded from the U.S.

This morning on DU, St. Petersburg police have a new "Spy Mobile" and also in Florida
the schools systems are now grading Black students on a different standard the Whites.

It would make more sense to grade Republican students differently than Democratic.
(I'm kidding about that.)

Republicans are opposing new rules to limit the filibuster. Oh, in that case, we will agree
to allow you to continue to block all significant work in the Senate for four more years.

We may won the election, but judging from the current news,. we have consolidated our
win into real gains for most Americans. Perhaps we will.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:15 AM

5. Why would anyone vote for someone

that tells that many lies? He can't be trusted to do anything that he has said.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:20 AM

6. You nailed it.

The word bizarre is so appropo here. It is the best description for Romney's entire campaign. But worse is his methods of treating the electorate as if they are all stupid about facts or so crazed about abortion and racism that it would result in a majority of votes. Sorry Mitt, your base is of these unwitting categories and though you did a good job exploiting them, the majority of voters will never buy into it. Nor, do I think they will forget the travesty of your campaign. People vote...dollars don't!

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Response to momsrule (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:24 AM

7. "Dollars are people too, my friend."

He said that, right? I could've sworn I heard him say that or I read it somewhere.

I can do that too!

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:32 AM

12. I read it somewhere too.

Here, just a minute ago. I hope it catches on.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:55 AM

9. You don't talk about fight club...

no wonder they lost.

They spoke of the unspeakable...
ah well.. dust and ashes..
or dust and asses..

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:36 AM

13. I'm sure the jeep lies were poll tested

and may even have helped. Ohio was closer than some of the polls suggested.

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