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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2012
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    @Anchorbeard

    "I know when it's time to make a strategic retreat."

    Really? Pawlenty made a strategic retreat, you were too stupid to bow out when you got dead last in New Hampshire and it took Virginia telling you to get stuffed before you came to the understanding that, no, you didn't actually stand a chance in hell.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2012
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    yeah but it gave him a couple more weeks of not having to find a real job.

    If people are still stupid enough to donate to me even though I am dead last, I am riding that gravy train to the every end
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2012
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    Considering Gingrich's inevitable defeat after his ex wife's character "assassination" (meaning revealing his actual character to the American People), I'm thinking Romney is a bit of a shoe-in. This is good and bad if you're a democrat because a lot of fundamentalist Christians won't vote for a Mormon. Then again, a lot of them won't vote for a Muslim, and Obama is 'as-good-as' to a lot of those people, even though he's basically a thinking fundamentalist Christian.

    I hate the world.
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    You never know, Gingrich might get votes from the poly and kink communities now. I mean... not serious votes, but at this point it's tempting just to vote based on what will result in the highest humor quotient.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2012 edited
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    I'll admit that I'm somewhat disappointed that Obama and the Democrats weren't able to accomplish more than they did, especially early in 2009 when they had a majority in the House and a supermajority in the Senate. And if there were a truly moderate Republican with strong convictions running against him, I'd might be tempted to vote for him. My problem is that I firmly believe that if any of the current group of Republicans gets voted in, the effect will be something like:

    The President: [In the Oval Office, Obama is watching the Republican Congress attack the Democrats from the huge throne room window] As you can see, my young opponent, your friends have failed. Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL Republican government!
    [the President hits the comlink switch on his chair]
    The President: Vote at will, Speaker!
    Speaker Boehner: [In the Capital's voting room, a group of hooded Congressmen starts priming the House Committees - devices so advanced they can be trained on government agencies, such as the Department of Education. A series of tones signify that the voting is ready] Vote!
    [a second gunner hits a switch, and a huge laser beam roars down a firing shaft. The outer surface of the Capital shows a huge laser dish start to develop, and then a titanic laser beam moves out from the Capital's superlaser. It hits the EPA and vaporizes the huge agency in a single vote]
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    I'll admit that I'm somewhat disappointed that Obama and the Democrats weren't able to accomplish more than they did, especially early in 2009 when they had a majority in the House and a supermajority in the Senate
    Yeah, about that 'supermajority...'

    Honestly I'm of the opinion that even after losing the supermajority the dems should've called the repub's bluff on the filibuster threats. I don't think any sitting republican senator is capable of filibustering for more than a couple of hours. You're not allowed to sit down, you're only allowed to drink water, and you can't have food. Bernie Sanders may have managed an eight hour filibuster, but he's (let's face it) a bit of a nutter, and has really strong convictions. I doubt any of the current Republicans are the same.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2012
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    It should be noted that I now owe Anchorbeard $5. I was convinced that Perry would be bullheaded enough to at least stick around for this one.

    Good to see that the debates are no less insane and chaotic (you can tell it's chaos because you can hear pigs being slaughtered) without him.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2012
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    I think it works like this - when one crazy person drops out of the race, their remaining crazy gets copy-pasted and distributed equally among the rest of the candidates. Even as we speak, Newt Gingrich is forming dark theories that one of his staff members might be a gay lizard robot, and Mitt Romney has been unable to sleep for the last six days.

    I don't think the opposite works as well. I don't think anyone got saner when Huntsman dropped out.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
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    So, apparently Santorum is trying to do a fundraising thing called the "Conservatives Unite Moneybomb." I think we can all see where this is going.

    There has to be someone in Santorum's employ who realized this and decided not to say anything and is currently laughing his ass off.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
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    Anyone see that hilarious slap fight last night?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
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    @oldhat

    Wut
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
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    @Jay - I'd like to think there's someone in Santorum's employ that suggested that knowing full well what they were doing, but sadly I think it's another case of Hanlon's Razor in action.

    Something that came up on a gaming podcast I listen to that might be fun is that there's a new Grand Theft Auto out this year (most likely). The Housers are not people to shy away from satiring things like the election, and even the early trailer shows they're being political with it as it has scenes of house foreclosures and immigrant workers being sprayed by crop dusters.

    What if they dropped this game, full of social commentary, right in the middle of the election campaign? Given the usual release dates for games, what if they dropped it on election day?

    Could be amusing, if not particularly influential.
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    I think Newt should be disqualified because we can't have a first lady that looks like she was poisoned with the Joker Serum (or whatever that stuff is called).

    (I know it's bad taste, and the jokes been said a million times, but I keep getting creeped out by her, seriously)
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2012
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    @gov_spy

    Calista = Stepford Wife
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    I thought Stepford Wives were supposed to be at least marginally attractive?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2012
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    Can you offer any other theory for why she looks like a robot?
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2012
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    I always thought she looked like a Reptiloid of some sort. I can easily imagine her swallowing a rodent whole on camera during a debate.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2012
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    Now that you've mentioned reptiloids in a political thread I expect to see XalbaXalba show up here at any moment.