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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:13 AM

The Sore-Losers Club

from Steve Kornacki at Salon: http://www.salon.com/2012/11/15/the_sore_losers_club_2/



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The Sore-Losers Club



____ That (Romney’s) still disparaging Obama’s coalition behind closed doors all but confirms that his campaign trail pleadings were insincere. It also reinforces the worst image of Romney, as a sneering plutocrat who has contempt for the common man.

. . . mainly, it’s just bad form. Romney was roundly defeated last week, and the man who defeated him has now publicly saluted him twice. This is the time for Romney to show grace, humility, and maybe some humor too. Instead, he’s coming across like a sore loser, one who’d rather make excuses than give his opponent any real credit.

The same can be said for Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan. During a series of interviews on Tuesday, Ryan offered this backhanded compliment to the president: “Well, he got turnout. The president should get credit for achieving record-breaking turnout numbers from urban areas for the most part, and that did win the election for him.”

This too smacks of sore loser-dom. Ryan’s ticket lost in swing states without major cities, like Iowa and New Hampshire, and won another key battleground – Virginia – by racking up massive margins in affluent suburbs. And if Ryan was using “urban” as a substitute for “black,” he’s off the mark there too. Sure, Obama received overwhelming support from an unusually energized African-American electorate, but he won plenty of states with small to non-existent black populations. The Obama victory last week was far broader than Ryan’s comment suggests, and rooted not just in demographics but also a very basic advantage on most of the issues that mattered most to voters. As with Romney, this is bad form – the sort of thing that might sound good to conservative diehards but that comes across as tone deaf to just about everyone else.


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bigtree Nov 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #1
Robb Nov 2012 #2
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #3
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #4
callous taoboy Nov 2012 #5
SemperEadem Nov 2012 #6
rurallib Nov 2012 #7
deutsey Nov 2012 #8
Botany Nov 2012 #9
Generic Other Nov 2012 #15
Botany Nov 2012 #16
hifiguy Nov 2012 #28
rhiannon55 Nov 2012 #10
uponit7771 Nov 2012 #27
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #11
brush Nov 2012 #14
smirkymonkey Nov 2012 #12
Jennicut Nov 2012 #13
rickyhall Nov 2012 #17
santamargarita Nov 2012 #18
Old Codger Nov 2012 #19
yardwork Nov 2012 #20
Blue_Roses Nov 2012 #21
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #22
Berlum Nov 2012 #23
graywarrior Nov 2012 #24
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bigtree Nov 2012 #25
ashling Nov 2012 #26

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:18 AM

1. Vile manipulators

Obama won the four whitest states in the country: IA, ME, NH, VT. Let 'em whine.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:24 AM

2. "He got turnout." What an asshole.

In the world beyond GOP political strategy, turnout is a good thing. He all but admits their strategy was to keep "the wrong sorts of people" from voting.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:28 AM

3. So sad...the perpetuation of bigotry and hate. And, there are already millions of people out there

who need to be taught charity and tolerance. Hopefully, there will be a backlash, and there will be repukes who help to turn this around. It is a sad state of affairs when half the country doesn't care about the other half. Let them die without healthcare, who cares.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:44 AM

4. Vermont, with 1.1% black population, gave Obama 66% of the vote

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:50 AM

5. This cracker hick from TX voted Obama, so fuck off the two of ya's.

Anyone who has a ticket on the clue bus would assume this would be their reactions.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:04 AM

6. They're pissed off that they actually have their 47%

while the president has his 53%, and that is the majority in all math.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:06 AM

7. Iowa's an urban state? who knew?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:10 AM

8. The more I see of Romney post election

The more I'm convinced we truly dodged a big bullet with this election.

I think the next four years would've been far worse than Bush's two terms combined if Romney had won.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:18 AM

9. Urban areas like Janesville WI? ...... home of Paul Ryan

"A struggling blue-collar manufacturing town of 63,575, Janesville lies on the eastern edge of
Rock County, Wis., and unofficial election tabulations from the county clerk there show that
only 37% of Ryan’s hometown neighbors voted for him and his running mate. Meanwhile,
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got 62% of the Janesville vote."

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-paul-ryan-wisconsin-election-2016-20121114,0,3915876.story

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Response to Botany (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:05 AM

15. Snap!

Put that in your wheaties Ryan.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:22 AM

16. Janesville, WI now there is some "real hood."





Why don't they come out and say, "we would have won if all those
n******s & s**** hadn't gone and voted."

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Response to Botany (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:50 PM

28. They are saying as close to that as is allowed by

the M$M.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:41 AM

10. It's a heck of a note when GW Bush was a more gracious loser

than Romney. Apparently Barbara taught him SOME manners. I remember him refusing to disparage President Obama after the 2008 election, and I remember how pleasantly surprised I was.

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Response to rhiannon55 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:42 PM

27. +1, This should be an OP

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:42 AM

11. Ugh.

I find this all very telling. I'm thinking of two blokes going to a job interview. The first one indicates how he is going to do his job, and serve the organization or group that hired him. The second says that he doesn't think it is right for him to do much for the organization, and complains that 47% per cent of the management would actually want him to do some work for them! People closely associated with him even imply that the organization ought to be abolished completely. Unsurprisingly, the first one gets the job. The second then complains that the first one 'bribed' the organization, by actually promising to do his job!

If you have such contempt for government; if you think that public service is 'giving people stuff' that they don't deserve; then why the hell did you run for the top job in government?

'Well, he got turnout. The president should get credit for achieving record-breaking turnout numbers from urban areas for the most part, and that did win the election for him.”'

And there's something wrong with this? Basically, that's saying that Obama won because people voted for him! It's spelled D.E.M.O.C.R.A.C.Y. And why should this not include 'urban areas'? Hard not to conclude that it's because many people in urban areas belong to ethnic minorities.



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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:59 AM

14. And also . . .

. . . one glaringly obvious point, urban areas are where the majority of the population of the country lives. And that includes ALL ethnicities not just African Americans. God, makes one wonder if the Romney/Ryan campaign's judgement is so clouded by prejudice that they can't count.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:43 AM

12. They have no grace whatsoever.

Don't they realize how pathetic they look by whining? Such sore losers.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:45 AM

13. Obama won in whiter then white New England.

Maine, NH and VT are hardly bastions of the urban vote.

Sore loser does not even begin to describe these cretins. Racists would be perfect.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:31 AM

17. The point is it wasn't what Obama did but what the Repugs have been doing for 30 years

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:46 AM

18. Shit Mitt and a shit head!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:54 AM

19. Denial

They are both fighting irrelevancy, they do not like being relegated to obscurity , have to include mitwit in that lineup.



(edited to include mitwit)

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:58 AM

20. Romney-Ryan lost Virginia. The article has a mistake in it.

The writer seems to think that Ryan's ticket won Virginia. They lost that too, despite the affluent suburban vote - some of which went to Obama.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:58 AM

21. How does Romney explain losing in his home state by double-digits? Hmmmm....

We're waiting Mitt...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:04 AM

22. "Will someone please pass the crying towel?" ... LMAO





      "WAAAH!! No fair!! We spent all that money and we still LOST!!"




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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:10 AM

23. Republicans just don't know how to act like Americans

It is sad that they are such liars and FAILERS, and now on top of that Sore Losers...Pretty piss poor pathetic.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:17 AM

24. The Party of Resentment

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:36 PM

25. .

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:56 PM

26. Whenever I start to reply, my blood pressure goes up, so I'll just say

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