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Tue Feb 28, 2012, 11:52 PM

Pic Of The Moment: Romney Wins Michigan

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Romney Wins Michigan (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2012 OP
Dembearpig Feb 2012 #1
Skip Intro Feb 2012 #2
Art_from_Ark Feb 2012 #3
babylonsister Feb 2012 #4
Lint Head Feb 2012 #5
DeSwiss Feb 2012 #6
RoccoR5955 Feb 2012 #15
underpants Feb 2012 #18
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2012 #7
pacalo Feb 2012 #8
JohnnyRingo Feb 2012 #10
pacalo Feb 2012 #12
RoccoR5955 Feb 2012 #16
JohnnyRingo Feb 2012 #9
valerief Feb 2012 #11
TahitiNut Feb 2012 #13
siligut Feb 2012 #14
meti57b Feb 2012 #17

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 12:10 AM

1. I wasn't sure who I hated more, Mitt the Pit or Rick the Prick,

 

but now I realize that it is clearly mittshit. The fact that the people of Michigan (can we call repukes people?) would vote for that pile of crap who is 100% against their self interest just makes me lose almost all hope in humanity. Please, GOP, please, disintegrate after this year and return our Union to a democracy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 12:31 AM

2. Cracking me up. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 01:12 AM

3. So funny

And so poignant

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 01:13 AM

4. Love it! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 01:33 AM

5. And the Clown Car rolls on.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 01:45 AM

6. K&R

 

Headlines around the Internets.....

"Santorum Splattered In Michigan"
“Romney Finishes On Top Despite Santorum Surge“
"Santorum Slips And Slides In Michigan"
“Despite Polling Behind, Romney Finishes On Top”
"Santorum Explosion Peters Out"
“Romney Fights Off Santorum Surge”
“Santorum Subsides, Romney Cleans up”
“Women Voters Flee Santorum”
"Romney Wipes Out Santorum"
''Not Enough Pulls On The Santorum Lever"
....and last but hardly least:
“Santorum Runs Out In Michigan”

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 12:03 PM

15. ROTFLMAOPMP

 

I heard a few on the morning TV and radio news that made me laugh too.
This circus just keeps getting funnier and funnier.
Let's just hope that one of these jokers don't get elected in November.

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 07:59 PM

18. Classic

thank you. I tried to do this a few weeks ago but your post is much better.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 02:35 AM

7. K&R! Perfect!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 03:42 AM

8. EarlG, you nailed that.

I heard Romney's victory speech on MSNBC tonight, & I was appalled when I heard Romney ask the crowd, "Did (Obama) get jobs for us?" The crowd of Michiganders -- despite Obama helping put their state back on its feet -- actually yelled out, "No!". How utterly ungrateful is that?

I'm beginning to wonder if the movie "The Body Snatchers" might have actually been a reality show.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 04:42 AM

10. That's incredible.

It's like when Bill Maher describes the Republican bubble they sit in. Where facts bounce off like so many photon torpedos from a starship force field. They hear Romney say he's battled unions before, and he can't wait to do it again as president, and they hear it as "Mitt Romney is for good jobs".

It's epidemic, and I don't think there's a cure for connservatism.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 05:43 AM

12. Bill Maher's metaphor is bullseye. Down is up, up is down in the Twilight Zone.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 12:04 PM

16. There is a cure for CONservatism...

 

It's called lead.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 04:34 AM

9. Isn't it the truth?

Since the very beginning of his campaign, Romney has expessed a certain disdain for the man who punches a time clock every day. What surprises me are all the barstool Republicans who agree with him.

Tonight I met one who could have been chanelling Steve Forbes as he spoke with the same conservaitive conviction of a WalMart board member as he spoke of the lopsided advantage working people have. He was absolutely outraged about how tough employers have it these days.

This man struggles from day to day to survive on a limited inconme.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 05:38 AM

11. Holy shit, how true. How true is that cartoon!

He paid big money to win Michigan, so there was no way he'd lose. If you have enough money, you can buy off as many poll workers as you need.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 08:33 AM

13. The "Fuck Detroit" attitude among Michigander right-wingers is a long-held view.

The Mitt-Wit is merely echoing an attitude long-held by bigots and sociopaths hereabouts, going back to the 40s, 50s and 60s when 8 Mile Road (the demarcation between Detroit and suburbs, Wayne County and Oakland county) was 'white' on one side (north) and 'black' on the other. It was STARK.

As a kid in the 50s, one of my very favorite summertime haunts was Crystal Pool on the northeast corner of 8 Mile Road and Greenfield. It was a fresh water public (privately-owned) swimming pool. People of color were NOT allowed. Folks living and sweating in the summer heat (air conditioning was NOT common) mere yards away to the south, on the other side of 8 Mile Road, knew they were banned. Period. They risked life and limb if they ever tried. On the off-chance they got past the admissions folks, they'd be beat up in the locker rooms. It was (in retrospect) weird. Families felt fairly comfortable allowing their teen-aged kids to spend the day at Crystal Pool without adult supervision, but the color line was in full force.

The attitude of right-wingers all over the state, whether in Oakland or Macomb County (both on the northern border of Detroit and Wayne County), or on the west side of the state (e.g. Grand Rapids and DeVos/Amway territory, or Michigan Militia territory), or other provinces of Dumbfuckistan has traditionally been one of regarding Detroit as populated by "those people" -- and not safe for "God-fearing" white folks. The resentment over ANY state funds being spent on Detroit (people or infrastructure) continues to this day. Any visit to Dumbfuckistan (most areas not in southeast Michigan) and interaction with locals would normally encounter the "I wouldn't live anywhere near there with 'those people" attitude. The animosity was so thick it was disgusting.

As a student at Wayne State University (adjacent to "inner city" Detroit and the "Cass corridor", I was very accustomed to enjoying the diversity and variety offered by the urban experience. I live off-campus. I continued to live there immediately after graduation and working at my first jobs -- teaching math at a Detroit parochial high school and then working at Chevrolet Central Office as a computer programmer. Then ...

It was 1967 ... and the riots broke out. I was living off-campus and working at Chevrolet. Convenient. Local. The urban lifestyle for a 20-something. Good years. Accommodating my family whose "concerns" for my safety were exaggerated, I agreed to spend the night(s) at my mother's home (in Oakland County) while the city was placed under martial law and the National Guard was brought in. That Sunday evening, as I drove north from Detroit and crossed 8 Mile Road, I encountered a police roadblock. Police reservists and some regulars. Their headlights aimed south into my face. I was stopped by a carbine-wielding cop ... aiming the muzzle of his carbine right at my head and telling me to keep my hands visible on the steering wheel. I was required to produce ID, explain where I was going, and have my car subjected to scrutiny lest I be carrying any passengers. ("Those people." I was allowed to proceed. "Allowed." Barely. Civil rights? Civil liberties? Due process? Forget it.

Bigotry and racism have been pervasive here as long as I can remember. It's no wonder that I feel more "at home" in the SF Bay Area than here, where I was born and raised. The Mitt Wit, on the other hand, shows EVERY symptom of a privileged right-winger, steeped in the attitudes of his 'class' at the preppy Cranbrook School (all white, of course) and nurtured by pervasive animosity towards "those people" in Detroit. The Mitt Wit was a studnet there at the same time I was a student at WSU. (I'm a few years older than him.)

Hell, the "Reagan Democrats" of Macomb County were largely union factory workers whose resentment that the union and the state Democrats were defending the rights of "those people" drove them from being "Kennedy Democrats" to "Reagan Democrats." Many of them were only Democrats by heritage, often being first generation refugees from the Jim Crow south ... coming north for the jobs.

The dog whistle is getting worn out.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:45 AM

14. Perfect . . .

There is a whole lot of cognitive dissonance going on in Michigan. Well, that and toadyism.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 06:47 PM

17. GOOD ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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