Fox Nation Commenters Spew Yet Another Deluge of Racism at Sheila Jackson Lee

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As we’ve noted at LGF many times, Fox Nation, official discussion forum of Fox News, has become utterly indistinguishable from a neo-Nazi hate site like Stormfront. And here’s another graphic, disgusting demonstration.

Yesterday, whatever race-baiting goon runs that site posted a video of Sheila Jackson Lee, criticizing Newt Gingrich’s racist code words:

Sheila Jackson Lee: Newt Using ‘Codewords’ to be Racist - Newt Gingrich - Fox Nation

Of course, they knew exactly what would happen; that’s why they posted the video. Fox Nation commenters responded with a torrent of outraged whining and denials: “Democrats are the real racists,” “Sheila Jackson Lee is the real racist,” “There’s no racism in America,” “I’m sick of being accused of racism,” etc. etc. etc.

And these comments indignantly denying Ms Lee’s statements about racism were posted right next to hundreds of comments like these:

Quick get the zoo keeper, Magilla has escaped!

[…]

Shelia Jackson Lee is a good an advertisement for the movie runaway slave as almost any public figure.

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Have we paid enough for this to the point we have had enough?
What would be the outcome if we stopped being politically correct and started using the “N” word?

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A person like Lee is what the N word is used to describe.

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She is a prime example of where the N-word comes from.

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I think shiela would win the Patrick Ewing look a like contest.

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LOL ! Or play King Kong with very little make-up !

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It appears we have Jane Goodal’s prize primate on Foxnation today.

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Barak Obama is codeword for “Affirmative Action”.

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Proof gorillas can talk !

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Sheila’s fortune cookie is a watermelon with food stamps in it!!

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Blacks act like animals, they don’t value education, home, or work ethics, most don’t know who their daddy is.

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The reason this crazy *&%(#& keeps getting elected is her district is full of welfare queens and crackheads…

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It used to scare people, they didn’t want to be called racist!! To me, anymore it is a complement. I am sick of: the give aways, the welfare, the crime, the stupidity of these sick animals! Time to kill’em all!!

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sheila jackson is living proof that her father had s ex with Bigfoot.

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don’t forget about when people describe her as “silverback”, that’s code, I think, Well, that’s what I heard…………….

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Amazing isn’t it folks every time someone, anyone, mentions the word “work” bl acks go berserk.

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This negrocom acts as though she is fresh out of the trees…..Who in their right mind would have voted for her?

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I’ve got a code word for you Sheila; ghetto-skank-ho.

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Jackson Lee is a welfare-loving loud mouthed ugly GorillaBitch who hates white people.

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She aint human…..she’s a gorilla in a skirt. Throw the beotch a banana and shut her up !

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Kong !!!!

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makes me think she’s slobbering for the chance to arm every person of “color” and give them marching orders to elimate every “cracker” in this nation.

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That is one uuuuuuuuuuuugly beeotch. She looks like an ape. How anyone could pro-create with that is a mystery.

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It tickles me to see how these chimps show their strupidity and how the Media runs things like her on the air.

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An ignorant porch monkey, blabbering to a dithering idiot.

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This GO Rilla headed f o o l would drive any one to be a r a c i s t .

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I have a code word for you ms Jackson. Moron. I don’t think there is one indication that I was racist by calling you that. Now Gorilla Face might have some possibility of racism because there are only a few albino gorillas. I will stand by my decision of calling you Gorilla Face, and just say I am not and have never been a racist.

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This id iot N woman needs to be hung from a tree as strange fruit. Anyone not understanding me needs to listen to Bessie Smith’s song.

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Until the districts are re-drawn this porch monkey will continue to be in office.

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OMG, How would a baboon know what a code word is?

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No, wrong, she is just a vindictive niqqer, nothing more, nothing less.

It goes on and on; there are currently almost a thousand comments posted there. These quotes are from a quick scan down the page — I’m sure I missed some.

Now I think I need a shower. There’s a real sickness on the right wing, and organizations like Fox News are deliberately feeding it and making it worse.

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152 comments

1 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:10:24pm

Difference between Fox Nation and Stormfront is that the latter doesn't install word filters in some vain attempt to stem the tide of unabashed racism.

2 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:19:28pm

Yay, slogging through more of what white conservative bigots think of Black women on a Saturday morning.

3 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:25:48pm
With about 50% in the cities (black) that don't even graduate high school, and 75% who have un-named fathers, and for 4 generations have lived off Taxpayers, we're not allowed to say it because it's "insensitive" or "you don't understand the culture".

I understand the culture: welfare is the only way of life they've ever seen, and they are taught to milk the system to exist, without working (unless drug-dealing, theft, and pimping are considered "jobs"), because they have a "Right" to a plasma TV, Michael Jordan Air tennis shoes, baggy-ass pants worn at the mid-thigh, and straight-billed baseball caps worn sideways......that's a lifestyle that votes 95%+ Democrat EVERY TIME, and calls WHITES the "racists".

posted on Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:57:01 PM by traditional1

Freep is trying hard to catch up with Fox on this one

4 erik_t  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:27:46pm

re: #3 SpaceJesus

Freep is trying hard to catch up with Fox on this one

That's some powerful fear right there.

5 Amory Blaine  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:30:45pm

re: #2 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin

Yay, slogging through more of what white conservative bigots think of Black women on a Saturday morning.

Used to be Scooby-Doo and a box of King Vitamin.

6 nines09  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:32:18pm

Fox News. Fair and Balanced to the Right People. That's not a site, it's a dumpster.

7 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:35:43pm

re: #5 Amory Blaine

King Vitamin.

That guy was a queen.

8 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:37:09pm

Back from shingling the Habitat house. (Turns out the owner family is black.) I'll be immune from this depressing shit, at least until the muscle soreness wears off.

9 Kragar  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:41:51pm

Irony, they're using codewords to attack her for daring to say someone is using codewords

10 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:45:25pm

re: #9 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Irony, they're using codewords to attack her for daring to say someone is using codewords

Being a rightwinger means embracing an inverse relationship between self-awareness and projection.

11 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:45:48pm

"Pious baloney". I think that's Newt's middle name[s]. And "Leroy", too, of course. Doesn't that mean "the king"? OK, Newton The-king-of-pious-baloney Gingrich it is.

12 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:49:18pm

what the hell is this crap?

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

13 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:50:38pm

re: #12 SpaceJesus

what the hell is this crap?

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

Proof that brain-lock is an equal-opportunity condition.

14 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:50:41pm

re: #8 Decatur Deb

Back from shingling the Habitat house. (Turns out the owner family is black.) I'll be immune from this depressing shit, at least until the muscle soreness wears off.

I was inoculated on the way back from the post office. I stopped for a quick look at the Junque 'n' Stuff store on the corner, and the proprietrix said, "Are you hungry? Do you want some stew?" And I was hungry, and I got stew and bread and strawberries and whipped cream, just for showing up at the right time.

15 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:51:38pm

re: #14 wrenchwench

I was inoculated on the way back from the post office. I stopped for a quick look at the Junque 'n' Stuff store on the corner, and the proprietrix said, "Are you hungry? Do you want some stew?" And I was hungry, and I got stew and bread and strawberries and whipped cream, just for showing up at the right time.

Fuckn' hippies.

16 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:52:25pm

re: #15 Decatur Deb

Fuckn' hippies.

She's from Hawaii. Must be that Aloha attitude.

17 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:52:37pm

re: #12 SpaceJesus

what the hell is this crap?

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

People were all over it here yesterday.

18 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:53:59pm

re: #16 wrenchwench

She's from Hawaii. Must be that Aloha attitude.

Totally ohana kine style.

19 Atlas Fails  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:55:23pm

Catholic Bishops to Gingrich and Santorum: Stop with the racist dog whistles!

Fox News: *crickets chirping*...BIRTH CONTROL!!1

20 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:56:02pm

re: #18 BigPapa

Totally ohana kine style.

My Google Translate plugin makes "ohana kine" into "kine ohana". That's helpful.

21 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:57:32pm

re: #11 wrenchwench

"Pious baloney". I think that's Newt's middle name[s]. And "Leroy", too, of course. Doesn't that mean "the king"? OK, Newton The-king-of-pious-baloney Gingrich it is.

Newt Gingrich is black

Rotfl James David Manning

22 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 1:59:56pm

re: #21 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin

Newt Gingrich is black

Rotfl James David Manning

Atlah? *shrugs*

23 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:04:25pm

re: #21 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin

Newt Gingrich is black

Rotfl James David Manning

lol

Charles Blow has been calling him Newton Leroy in his tweets.

24 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:05:09pm

re: #22 Sergey Romanov

Atlah? *shrugs*

Oh, you don't remember ATLAH?

Do you remember all these dumb confederates running around tea parties with those "Obama is a Long-legged mack daddy" picket signs?

They were copying James David Manning.

This was also Palin news last year or so. Stupid.

James David Manning is straight up street theatre.

25 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:06:14pm

re: #24 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin

Oh, you don't remember ATLAH?

I did not say that.

27 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:10:29pm

re: #25 Sergey Romanov

I did not say that.

Atlah fails

28 darthstar  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:12:34pm

Heh...Team Romney has been bussing in young Mormons from the DC area to boost his crowd sizes in South Carolina.

But this wasn't a grassroots youth movement rooted at the University of South Carolina. No, many of the students cheering on the candidate told BuzzFeed they were actually BYU students and young Mormons from D.C. and Virginia who traveled to the Palmetto State to give their coreligionist's presidential effort a much-needed jolt of energy.

Kat Wardle, a 23-year-old BYU student who is spending the semester in Washington, D.C., said she and several young Latter-Day Saints have been following Romney around the state, playing the role of cheerleaders at various campaign stops.

I love the smell of desperation in the morning.

29 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:13:16pm

The same kind of sickening racist comments are also being posted at Andrew Breitbart's video site:

[Link: www.breitbart.tv...]

"Gorillas in the Mist" actors should have stayed in Hollywood.

[...]

Frankly, I don't even view Sheila Jackson Lee as human any more. Mammal, yes. Vertebrate, possibly. Human. Not even close.

[...]

I'm pretty sure I could use those nostrils as a garage for my backhoe.

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If not for slavery she would now be a Hutu.

Et cetera.

30 b_sharp  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:14:12pm

re: #22 Sergey Romanov

Atlah? *shrugs*

I liked it.

31 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:15:11pm

re: #29 Charles

Anti-Black conservative whites in America?

Say it ain't so!!

32 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:16:21pm

re: #5 Amory Blaine

Used to be Scooby-Doo and a box of King Vitamin.

re: #7 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin

That guy was a queen.

I never understood the difference between Cap'n Crunch and King Vitamin, both being Quaker cereals of similar taste and texture, besides maybe price.

Meh...

34 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:17:55pm

re: #31 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin

Anti-Black conservative whites in America?

Say it ain't so!!

Oh Crap is stereotyping again!11! She has no way to know Billy Bob here isn't Micronesian!!

35 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:22:00pm

re: #26 Sergey Romanov

THAT IS SO CUTE!!!!!

36 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:25:49pm

re: #35 ProLifeLiberal

THAT IS SO CUTE!!!

If only Varek were here!

37 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:26:12pm

re: #34 Decatur Deb

Oh Crap is stereotyping BROAD BRUSHING POOR ME again!11! She has no way to know Billy Bob here isn't Micronesian!!

Poor us!!

Nobody understands how DIFFICULT it is to be us and read the things Oh Crap the Liberal Partisan says on the internet!!!

38 sagehen  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:28:14pm

re: #26 Sergey Romanov

Image: 727a0cefe5acc1ad6c2e4c2c01411195.jpg

My ovaries just exploded.

39 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:29:42pm

re: #38 sagehen

My ovaries just exploded.

Sorry!

40 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:33:56pm

Rotfl James David Manning

Some days he has me crying, he is so funny.

41 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:39:03pm

Note to self. Do not read comments on the Ministry of Truth's website after dinner.

42 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:41:23pm

Torture Schedule:

January 23 – Republican debate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, sponsored by The St. Petersburg Times, NBC News, the National Journal and the Florida Council of 100.

January 26 – Republican debate in Jacksonville, Florida, sponsored by CNN and the Republican Party of Florida.

January 31 – Confirmed date of the Florida primary, in violation of the RNC rules (Florida will lose half of its 99 delegates at the RNC Convention, to 50)

February— Republican candidates debate on ABC, likely between February 7 and 13, in New Hampshire. Sponsored by ABC News and WMUR.

February— Republican candidates debate on Fox News, likely between February 19 and 27, in South Carolina. Sponsored by Fox News and South Carolina Republican Party.

February 22- Republican candidates debate on CNN in Phoenix, AZ.

February 28 – Confirmed date of the Arizona primary (in violation of Republican National Committee rules), and South Carolina Democratic primary

February 28 - Expected date of the Michigan primary

March 5— Republican candidates debate on NBC at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA. Sponsored by the Reagan Library, NBC News, and Politico.

March 6 (Super Tuesday) – Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts Republican caucuses, Minnesota Democratic caucuses, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming Republican caucuses

NOTICE: THERE WILL BE NO MERCY

43 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:43:25pm

re: #29 Charles

The same kind of sickening racist comments are also being posted at Andrew Breitbart's video site:

[Link: www.breitbart.tv...]

Et cetera.

unfuckingbelieveable

this country is seriously in need of professional psychiatric attention

44 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:44:14pm

re: #42 engineer dog

Isn't it appropriate that so much of this happens in Lent? Certainly make me repent of every time I voted for the GOP...

45 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:44:19pm

Fuckers. Bunch of right wing fucking assholes.

46 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:45:10pm

Romney sharpens attack on Gingrich as South Carolina Polls Open

how do you sharpen bland?

47 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:45:29pm

re: #42 engineer dog

...

Alright, hand me the noose. Let's just get this over with.

//

48 BongCrodny  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:46:39pm

re: #42 engineer dog

March 6 (Super Tuesday) – Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts Republican caucuses, Minnesota Democratic caucuses, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming Republican caucuses

NOTICE: THERE WILL BE NO MERCY

There's a lot of states in that Super Tuesday lineup that look rather Gingrich-friendly.

If Newt doesn't implode, this thing could go the distance.

49 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:48:04pm

re: #42 engineer dog

Torture Schedule:

January 23 – Republican debate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, sponsored by The St. Petersburg Times, NBC News, the National Journal and the Florida Council of 100.

January 26 – Republican debate in Jacksonville, Florida, sponsored by CNN and the Republican Party of Florida.

January 31 – Confirmed date of the Florida primary, in violation of the RNC rules (Florida will lose half of its 99 delegates at the RNC Convention, to 50)

February— Republican candidates debate on ABC, likely between February 7 and 13, in New Hampshire. Sponsored by ABC News and WMUR.

February— Republican candidates debate on Fox News, likely between February 19 and 27, in South Carolina. Sponsored by Fox News and South Carolina Republican Party.

February 22- Republican candidates debate on CNN in Phoenix, AZ.

February 28 – Confirmed date of the Arizona primary (in violation of Republican National Committee rules), and South Carolina Democratic primary

February 28 - Expected date of the Michigan primary

March 5— Republican candidates debate on NBC at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA. Sponsored by the Reagan Library, NBC News, and Politico.

March 6 (Super Tuesday) – Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts Republican caucuses, Minnesota Democratic caucuses, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming Republican caucuses

NOTICE: THERE WILL BE NO MERCY

Wait...FL and AZ have pushed their primaries earlier that what the RNC has said they could, taking hits on how many delegates they can send to the convention. Yet, CNN is doing debates with the remaining candidates in those states right before those illicit early primaries, with what I assume to be some official nod-and-wink from the RNC (one of the two FL debates has the state GOP sponsoring it, for sure).

50 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:48:44pm

re: #44 wlewisiii

Isn't it appropriate that so much of this happens in Lent? Certainly make me repent of every time I voted for the GOP...

i tried repainting my sins but it didn't work out somehow...

51 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:51:13pm

re: #48 BongCrodny

Don't worry. He'll implode. (Not on the VA Ballot [yay]). Every strong debate showing is followed with a story that forces the image of a woman giving the Pillsbury Dough-boy a blow-job into our collective minds.

Kinda kills the momentum.

52 Amory Blaine  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:51:19pm

re: #42 engineer dog

Torture Schedule:

NOTICE: THERE WILL BE NO MERCY

Mercy is for the weak. :p

53 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:52:04pm

re: #51 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Don't worry. He'll implode. (Not on the VA Ballot [yay]). Every strong debate showing is followed with a story that forces the image of a woman giving the Pillsbury Dough-boy a blow-job.

Kinda kills the momentum.

And my appetite.

54 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:52:31pm

re: #53 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

You. Are. Welcome.

Enjoy the biscuits!

55 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:54:55pm

re: #54 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

You. Are. Welcome.

Enjoy the biscuits!

...

*retching noises*

56 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:55:03pm

i think this is one of the reasons why mitt is falling and newt is surging:

when mitt was attacked on his taxes, he tried to explain it and made promises

when newt was attacked on his marriages, he attacked back

57 sagehen  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:56:21pm

re: #49 talon_262

Wait...FL and AZ have pushed their primaries earlier that what the RNC has said they could, taking hits on how many delegates they can send to the convention. Yet, CNN is doing debates with the remaining candidates in those states right before those illicit early primaries, with what I assume to be some official nod-and-wink from the RNC (one of the two FL debates has the state GOP sponsoring it, for sure).

The RNC is *so* going to regret trying to copy the 2008 Democratic Long Slog -- the more exposure these contenders get, the more independents love Obama.

The Dems had the advantage of having two truly credible, historic options with tons of enthusiasm for both, the final result came down to whose ground game could register the most new voters and turn them out. Those new voters and newly built-up turnout operations (from both candidates) gave their all not only to the eventual nominee, but to the down-ticket races as well. The Reps aren't registering anybody, they're putting all their energy into TV spots.

58 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:56:36pm

World's greatest news anchor...

59 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:57:56pm

re: #56 engineer dog

i think this is one of the reasons why mitt is falling and newt is surging:

when mitt was attacked on his taxes, he tried to explain it and made promises

when newt was attacked on his marriages, he attacked back

As a CNN article I read yesterday put it, Newt's little tirade and the subsequent standing ovation from the audience was the moment that the GOP ceased being the party of "family values."

60 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:58:08pm

re: #49 talon_262

What Arizona and Florida are doing, and the loss of delegates, hurts Romney a major amount. He has large support in both Florida (the old person migration) and Arizona (the Mormons, who supported Prop 8).

61 jhrhv  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 2:59:12pm

OT sort of.
Kind of alarming how we forget history

1920's boom
Huge economy
Big party
Most everyone making good money
1929 ripped off by wall st / banks

1930's bust
Recession brought on by republicans who cared for business in 20's at expense of everyone else
Blame Jews blacks and other foreigners
Rise of fascism
New deal bailout
Drawing down of extreme new deal
Economy start to slow
People that suffer worst by economy in 30's the poor, blacks and foreigners
1939 Hitler starts war

1940's war
50 million dead
War industry boosted economy
50's
60's
70's
80's
90's boom
00's bust
I think we are someone around the mid 30's by comparison
10's ????

Okay way simplified but I think you get what I'm saying
The money the POTUS put into saving the economy is largely spent. He won't have an easy time getting more with the obstructionist Republicans who from what i have seen don't have a problem with totally trashing the economy if it means they get Obama out.

Has anyone in the Republican clown car even had any real job or economy plan other than tax the poor?

I hope I'm not the only one seeing a bit of a pattern here or that I'm just wrong and that what I'm think of as conclusions are wrong because if I'm right could be the big war coming. Ahmadinejad could be the new Hitler in this version and the rethugs well they've pretty much come full circle.

I'm just getting ready to head out for dinner and a movie with the Mrs. If any of you care to point out the flaws in my rather succinct history and it repeating I'd be happy to read your responses. I'm more hoping people will tell me how wrong I am an not that I'm right.

I believe a lot of the commenter's here are rather tuned in and have a better grasp of both this history and or what's happening now than I. Hey excuse me if I want to use the Internet to get peoples input rather than another picture of a lolcat or to wish someone happy birthday on facebook. Also excuse me for skipping over several decades I am trying to keep this from becoming too huge.

Hoping this won't get me banned or make me look too stupid just what I was thinking today.

62 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:03:32pm

re: #61 jhrhv

I see your point, but with one problem.

Ahmadinejad and Iran are in horrible straits. Economically in shambles, and the top two duking it out for dominance.

If I were to worry about a country, I would worry about China (they forced Tajikstan to cede several thousand square kilometers last year, and have massive issues, along with Hyper-Nationalism) and the Netherlands (the only nation in Europe to not sober up after 7/22).

63 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:05:38pm

re: #61 jhrhv

What's wrong with LOLcats?
/

64 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:09:58pm

re: #61 jhrhv

one historical pattern you can always rely on is that when times get really tough, vulnerable minorities will get blamed, and unprincipled politicians will exploit that anger

65 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:10:58pm

Here's the story SFZ mentioned earlier...
Protesters Throw Bricks and Bibles at Police in San Francisco

Occupy San Francisco’s “Day of Action” turned violent Friday night when protesters occupied an abandoned hotel and began throwing objects at police officers from the roof, police said.
“Once they gained access [to the hotel], some of them made it to the top of the roof and they then began to throw bibles down at the officers,” San Francisco Police Department spokesman Carlos Manfredi said.
“One of officers was struck with a brick to the chest and one of our lieutenants was struck in the hand with an object and may have damaged or even broken his hand,” he said.

66 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:15:51pm

re: #65 Killgore Trout

Here's the story SFZ mentioned earlier...
Protesters Throw Bricks and Bibles at Police in San Francisco

'Day Of Action!'
hahaha

67 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:16:23pm

CNN Breaking News: Early exit polls show that most important quality voters were looking for was someone who could beat Obama.

So, obviously Gene Eric Republican is going to be tonight's winner. Funny, I didn't see his name as one of those running in S.C.

68 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:18:43pm

Koskidz back to cheering on OWS.....
Heroic Occupiers Close BoA, Hold Off Police for 10 Hours.
Idiots.

69 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:19:54pm

re: #68 Killgore Trout

Koskidz back to cheering on OWS...
Heroic Occupiers Close BoA, Hold Off Police for 10 Hours.
Idiots.

Some stupid people cheering on more stupid people.

Film at 11.

*yawn*

70 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:20:07pm

re: #68 Killgore Trout

Koskidz back to cheering on OWS...
Heroic Occupiers Close BoA, Hold Off Police for 10 Hours.
Idiots.

evidence of way too many video games

71 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:21:37pm

re: #69 talon_262

Some stupid people cheering on more stupid people.

Film at 11.

*yawn*

that's exactly how I'd define the GOP primaries which enthrall the masses...and far more interesting than any election

72 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:22:41pm

re: #67 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds
Gene Eric is an old friend. Problem is the media does not recognize him. :(

73 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:27:48pm

But seriously, if the leading exit poll discovery is that they want somebody who can beat Obama...and yet Gingrich wins tonight...then I'm gonna die laughing.

74 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:33:14pm

re: #73 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

But seriously, if the leading exit poll discovery is that they want somebody who can beat Obama...and yet Gingrich wins tonight...then I'm gonna die laughing.

I heard a Gingrich radio ad the other night here in NY, and that's exactly th line they use - 'The only man who can beat Barack Obama.'

And it seems to have seeped into the wingnut consciousness - I read a comment from a woman today who voted for Newt because 'he's the only one who can stand up to Obama.'

I really don't see it, but the wingnuts seem to have convinced themselves already, so whatevs.

75 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:34:12pm

Romney and Santorum heads explode

Paul renews call for gold standard

Gingrich decries lack of respect for American values by immigrant

I Kept Warm by Burning Money: Climber Reveals How he Survived Two Days in Mountain Blizzard

A seasoned mountaineer, who was lost for two days in a snowstorm on a mountainside, told rescuers he survived by burning dollar bills and dreaming of a sauna, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday on its online edition.

Kim Yong-chun, 66, started a fire and first burned leaves - before resorting to the contents of his wallet and his socks.

The pensioner, from Tacoma, became stranded on Mount Rainier in Washington after becoming separated from a group who were also snowshoeing on Saturday.

Kim, who served in the South Korean military in the Vietnam War, told local station KOMO-TV that he had fire starters with him and first burned some leaves before turning to personal items.

The 66-year-old also kept moving to stay warm, took cover under a tree at night and dreamed of his wife and being in a sauna.

[...]

76 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:36:07pm

re: #74 makeitstop

I heard a Gingrich radio ad the other night here in NY, and that's exactly th line they use - 'The only man who can beat Barack Obama.'

And it seems to have seeped into the wingnut consciousness - I read a comment from a woman today who voted for Newt because 'he's the only one who can stand up to Obama.'

I really don't see it, but the wingnuts seem to have convinced themselves already, so whatevs.

sooner or later somebody will say anything...doesn't mean much, certainly makes for no consensus, and way too easily cherry picked

77 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:36:36pm

re: #74 makeitstop

I heard a Gingrich radio ad the other night here in NY, and that's exactly th line they use - 'The only man who can beat Barack Obama.'

And it seems to have seeped into the wingnut consciousness - I read a comment from a woman today who voted for Newt because 'he's the only one who can stand up to Obama.'

I really don't see it, but the wingnuts seem to have convinced themselves already, so whatevs.

Seriously, trying to imagine the debates with any of this quartet of rejects against Obama is just hilarious.

Romney will work well up until Obama slams him on his own duplicity, when he'll start stuttering and making excuses.

Newt will spend the entire time talking down to the audience, making Obama look friendly by comparison.

Paul will seem like ye olde snake oil salesman, up there trying to convince folks how dismantling everything they rely upon to live normal lives will be good for them.

Santorum, I think, might be the only one who might be able to debate on near even terms. At least until he starts trying to argue that marriage is the cure to poverty.

78 daliarose  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:37:42pm

The Newt love among Republicans and the Ron Paul love among Republicans is the final nail for me. I can no longer call myself Republican.

79 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:39:37pm

re: #65 Killgore Trout

Uh, you of course brought it up. SFZ commented, but don't dare make it be like she brought it up. You have a job to do. Own it.

80 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:41:10pm

re: #79 Stanley Sea

Uh, you of course brought it up. SFZ commented, but don't dare make it be like she brought it up. You have a job to do. Own it.

Uhhh...ok.

81 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:48:19pm
"The lesson in Gingrich’s angry denial and the applause that greeted it: An honest open relationship is more scandalous, and more politically damaging, than a dishonest adulterous relationship. An honest, mutually consensual nonmonogamous marriage — which is not what Newt was proposing (you can’t negotiate an honest open marriage with your spouse six years into an affair) — is newer and somehow more threatening than the "traditional" cheating Gingrich engaged in," - Dan Savage.
82 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:50:17pm

re: #79 Stanley Sea

Uh, you of course brought it up. SFZ commented, but don't dare make it be like she brought it up. You have a job to do. Own it.

LOL!

83 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:52:30pm

re: #78 daliarose

The first part of your nic is the name of one of my friends at OU!

Sorry, I'm the resident weird guy on here. :P

84 Varek Raith  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:53:24pm

re: #83 ProLifeLiberal

The first part of your nic is the name of one of my friends at OU!

Sorry, I'm the resident weird guy on here. :P

Your challenge has been accepted.

85 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:54:05pm

re: #84 Varek Raith

Your challenge has been accepted.

There can be only one!

86 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:55:42pm

re: #83 ProLifeLiberal

The first part of your nic is the name of one of my friends at OU!

Sorry, I'm the resident weird guy on here. :P

Grasshopper walks into a bar. Bartender says, "Hey! We have a drink named after you!"
Grasshopper says, "Really? You have a drink named Steve?"

87 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:56:33pm

re: #61 jhrhv

So, another world war, this time with weapons of mass destruction. I figure that should do in about half of humanity.

If we're that stupid as a species, we deserve it.

88 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:56:54pm

re: #86 Fat Bastard Vegetarian
Ahh a nice clean joke. :)

89 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:58:29pm

re: #87 Romantic Heretic

So, another world war, this time with weapons of mass destruction. I figure that should do in about half of humanity.

If we're that stupid as a species, we deserve it.

of course we are that stupid...what would make you think otherwise?....humans will kill each other til the end of time

90 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:58:33pm

re: #87 Romantic Heretic

So long, Mom,
I'm off to drop the bomb,
So don't wait up for me.
But though I may roam,
I'll come back to my home,
Although it may be
A pile of debris.

Remember, Mommy,
I'm off to get a commie,
So send me a salami,
And try to smile somehow.
I'll look for you when the war is over,
An hour and a half from now!
-Tom Lehrer

91 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:58:49pm

did anybody see this movie War Horse? it looks to me like it weighs a million pounds...

92 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:58:50pm

re: #87 Romantic Heretic

So, another world war, this time with weapons of mass destruction. I figure that should do in about half of humanity.

If we're that stupid as a species, we deserve it.

"I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!"

93 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 3:59:46pm

re: #90 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

So long, Mom,
I'm off to drop the bomb,
So don't wait up for me.
But though I may roam,
I'll come back to my home,
Although it may be
A pile of debris.

Remember, Mommy,
I'm off to get a commie,
So send me a salami,
And try to smile somehow.
I'll look for you when the war is over,
An hour and a half from now!

i always wanted to meet the "girl scout who is similarly inclined"

94 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:00:13pm

re: #91 engineer dog

did anybody see this movie War Horse? it looks to me like it weighs a million pounds...

The movie or the horse?

95 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:01:33pm

polls are closed, and instantly msnbc predicts that newt will kill in s.c.

96 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:01:33pm

re: #91 engineer dog

did anybody see this movie War Horse? it looks to me like it weighs a million pounds...

is that alot?

97 Girth  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:01:42pm

Newt wins SC

98 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:02:51pm

re: #94 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

The movie or the horse?

heh

the movie. i mean it looks too "meaningful" to bear

99 Varek Raith  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:02:58pm

re: #96 albusteve

is that alot?

That's a big ass horse.

100 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:03:04pm

Newt or Mitt will win SC...I know, a daring prediction, but I'm out there on the edge

101 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:03:18pm

re: #96 albusteve

is that alot?

in dog years it is

102 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:03:26pm

re: #95 engineer dog
Yes. The automatic winner. Gee I guess they cannot wait for the 1st percent to be tallied.

103 Varek Raith  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:05:06pm

re: #102 PhillyPretzel

Yes. The automatic winner. Gee I guess they cannot wait for the 1st percent to be tallied.

Counting is for sissies.

104 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:07:13pm

TPM says the margin of victory could be up around 9 points.

This primary could become very, very messy. The thought of Mittens and Newt slugging it out for a few months pleases me.

105 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:07:27pm

Based upon the CNN breaking news bulletin, they're calling it for Newt based upon exit polls alone, which show him with a double-digit lead over Romney. So yeah, I'll be taking it with a good sized helping of salt.

106 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:07:29pm

re: #103 Varek Raith

Counting is for sissies.

well I have my dick, that counts for a mil, my fingers 100k each, toes 10k each...if I move the decimal around, I'm a veritable meat slide rule

107 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:07:30pm

re: #103 Varek Raith

Counting is for sissies.

newt's already told us he's the savior of civilization and the next president. why bother with the opinion of a bunch of welfare queens and sissy socialists?

108 Varek Raith  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:08:41pm

re: #106 albusteve

well I have my dick, that counts for a mil, my fingers 100k each, toes 10k each...if I move the decimal around, I'm a veritable meat slide rule

That's the oddest thing I've read today.
Awesome.

109 Girth  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:09:46pm

How pissed is Mitt Romney right now?

110 blueraven  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:11:27pm

All three cable news stations have called it for Newt.
Ron Paul and Santorum fighting for third place.

111 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:11:35pm

re: #108 Varek Raith

That's the oddest thing I've read today.
Awesome.

I can easily go from a million to a billion...but as you guessed that takes a few minutes...we're not going anywhere

112 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:12:57pm

re: #110 blueraven

All three cable news stations have called it for Newt.
Ron Paul and Santorum fighting for third place.

man, am I out of touch...when was the vote?

113 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:14:04pm

rodrammit, we already knew that newt was gonna win the confederate states of amuricuh primary, the question is How Bad Did He KEEL Mitt???

114 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:14:13pm

re: #110 blueraven

All three cable news stations have called it for Newt.
Ron Paul and Santorum fighting for third place.

anamariecox Ana Marie Cox
Dear South Carolina voter: I do not think "electable" means what you think it means.

115 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:14:30pm

I imagine there's a rather loud argument at Mitt HQ going on.

"What do you mean Newt won?! You told me that I had this state!! That if I went out there and shook hands with these simpletons, that it was in the bag!! How could I lose to that fat fuck?!"

116 Lidane  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:16:05pm

re: #104 makeitstop

This primary could become very, very messy. The thought of Mittens and Newt slugging it out for a few months pleases me.

Especially since the longer Newt is around, the more people will hopefully remember that he's a pompous asshole.

117 blueraven  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:16:35pm

re: #112 albusteve

man, am I out of touch...when was the vote?

Today in SC. Polls just closed at 7PM ET. They are all calling it based on exit polls.
I hope they all end up with egg on their face.

118 dragonath  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:16:50pm

Wow that was quick

Should be fun to see how well Colbert ...uh, Cain does, though.

119 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:16:56pm

re: #116 Lidane

Especially since the longer Newt is around, the more people will hopefully remember that he's a pompous asshole.

If Thursday's debate performance is any indication, they're willing to put up with a pontificating asshole if it means they don't have to vote for Mitt.

120 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:17:17pm

re: #117 blueraven

Today in SC. Polls just closed at 7PM ET. They are all calling it based on exit polls.
I hope they all end up with egg on their face.

thanks...I had no clue

121 Varek Raith  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:17:30pm

re: #117 blueraven

Today in SC. Polls just closed at 7PM ET. They are all calling it based on exit polls.
I hope they all end up with egg on their face.

DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!

122 blueraven  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:17:41pm

re: #119 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

If Thursday's debate performance is any indication, they're willing to put up with a pontificating asshole if it means they don't have to vote for Mitt.

Watch Mitt swing harder to the right.

123 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:17:43pm

re: #121 Varek Raith

DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!

Florida for Gore!

124 kirkspencer  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:18:26pm

Small and amusing factoid, again noting that the sample size is too small to produce a reliable test for the future.

Since 1972, the winner of the SC primary has always won the GOP nomination. Neither NH nor Iowa can make that claim.

fwiw, at this point I'm going to guess the winner of Florida is the higher odds candidate for the nomination. Right now Romney's got the lead there. On the other hand:
a) Romney led in South Carolina ten days out; and
b) Gingrich has been climbing in Florida polls.

125 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:19:04pm

re: #122 blueraven

Watch Mitt swing harder to the right.

I'm not sure it's possible at this point. I really can't think of anything that would appeal to the wingnuts more, short of just standing up and going "Yes, I'm a rich prick, and you should vote for me because if you don't, then you're punishing success!"

126 kirkspencer  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:21:15pm

re: #125 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

I'm not sure it's possible at this point. I really can't think of anything that would appeal to the wingnuts more, short of just standing up and going "Yes, I'm a rich prick, and you should vote for me because if you don't, then you're punishing success!"

Actually, that's what I expect him to start doing.

127 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:21:25pm

re: #125 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

I'm not sure it's possible at this point. I really can't think of anything that would appeal to the wingnuts more, short of just standing up and going "Yes, I'm a rich prick, and you should vote for me because if you don't, then you're punishing success!"

so...how's your prediction record these days?

128 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:21:55pm

re: #127 albusteve

so...how's your prediction record these days?

Shot to shit. I think Ms. Cleo's got a better record these days than I do.

129 albusteve  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:23:04pm

re: #128 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Shot to shit. I think Ms. Cleo's got a better record these days than I do.

maybe you can cook your scorecard?...no?

130 blueraven  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:23:27pm

Mitt lost in part because of his awful response to releasing his tax returns.

131 Varek Raith  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:23:54pm

re: #129 albusteve

maybe you can cook your scorecard?...no?

No.
Throw the dice!
*snake eyes*
DAMMIT

132 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:24:29pm

re: #130 blueraven

Mitt lost in part because of his awful response to releasing his tax returns.

And because SoCarolina loves cheaters if they are racists.

133 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:25:09pm

re: #130 blueraven

Mitt lost in part because of his awful response to releasing his tax returns.

I think that's part of it, but the cynic in me (or rather, the cynic that is me) says it's more likely Newt first getting cheered on while he beat on Juan Williams during Monday's debate, then topping that off by beating on John King on Thursday's.

134 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:25:28pm

msnbc sez mitt is looking very dedd

it could be that when mitt got booed for his answer on the tax issue, we were looking at obama's re-election right there

135 blueraven  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:25:46pm

re: #132 Stanley Sea

And because SoCarolina loves cheaters if they are racists.

Well he was forgiven by Jesus/Mary/Holy Father.

136 Talking Point Detective  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:26:50pm

SFZ -

Don't know if you'll see this - but as of right now it looks like you were definitely correct about the Christian right overlooking Gingrich's most recent peccadilloes. Looks like they're no more troubled by open marriages than they are by multiple marriages and adultery.

137 Coracle  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:28:21pm

re: #136 Talking Point Detective

SFZ -

Don't know if you'll see this - but as of right it looks like you were definitely correct about the Christian right overlooking Gingrich's most recent peccadilloes. Looks like they're no more troubled by open marriages than they are by multiple marriages and adultery.

Unless it's a Democratic Blowjob.

138 Shiplord Kirel  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:30:33pm

re: #136 Talking Point Detective

SFZ -

Don't know if you'll see this - but as of right it looks like you were definitely correct about the Christian right overlooking Gingrich's most recent peccadilloes. Looks like they're no more troubled by open marriages than they are by multiple marriages and adultery.

It's not that they're untroubled by it, it's just more important to them that Gnute will stop teh ghey recruiting drive and give their cherished belief in necromancy creationism equal time with evil-ution.

139 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:30:38pm

Flip-flopping
Blow jobs
Etc.
Things that made elections past
No mas
It's a new day

140 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:31:21pm

re: #136 Talking Point Detective

Looks like they're no more troubled by open marriages than they are by multiple marriages and adultery.

I predicted as much on Wednesday. What I really wanted to say was that, if anything, the revelations would help Gingrich, but figured that was too far-fetched... o_O

141 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:32:06pm

So, that's a Santorum win in IA, a Romney win in NH, and a Gingrich win now in SC.

Certainly seems to send a signal of confidence to the independent and liberal voters when conservatives voters can't decide who it is they want to endorse.

142 Alexzander  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:34:48pm

Wow they just called South Carolina to Gingrich on CNN with 2 percent of the vote in.

143 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:35:57pm

re: #132 Stanley Sea

And because SoCarolina loves cheaters if they are racists.

re: #133 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

I think that's part of it, but the cynic in me (or rather, the cynic that is me) says it's more likely Newt first getting cheered on while he beat on Juan Williams during Monday's debate, then topping that off by beating on John King on Thursday's.

I chalk a lot of Newt's apparent resurgence in SC to all of the above, but don't forget a couple of very important things.

Newt's a Southern boy (by way of GA), so this is his real home turf. Also, the more derpity people here in the South (the types that see the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression") tend not to look at Northerners (which Mitt is) too favorable to begin with; I have no doubt some are calling Mitt a "carpetbagger" or worse.

144 Lidane  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:36:23pm

re: #119 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

If Thursday's debate performance is any indication, they're willing to put up with a pontificating asshole if it means they don't have to vote for Mitt.

I was referring more to the electorate at large. The longer Newt is around, the more that people at large will remember that he's an asshole.

The GOP base has already established themselves as batshit insane and determined to vote for anyone except Mitt Romney. They want a bomb thrower for a nominee, just like the Dems did in 2004.

145 elizajane  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:38:43pm

And on this thread's topic....

"Given what South Carolina did tonight to keep a black man in office, I think they've atoned for any previous racism. "

[Link: twitter.com...]

146 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:38:48pm

re: #136 Talking Point Detective

SFZ -

Don't know if you'll see this - but as of right it looks like you were definitely correct about the Christian right overlooking Gingrich's most recent peccadilloes. Looks like they're no more troubled by open marriages than they are by multiple marriages and adultery.

Hypocrites, the lot of them, from Newt to the voters that are willing to overlook some very glaring character flaws in him, just so they don't have to pull the handle for a Mormon.

147 Shiplord Kirel  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:39:09pm

re: #140 publicityStunted

I predicted as much on Wednesday. What I really wanted to say was that, if anything, the revelations would help Gingrich, but figured that was too far-fetched... o_O

I guess they're impressed with his virility, since he is known to have bonked 3 women in 12 years. If he managed that in, say, 12 minutes; I might be impressed but even then it wouldn't qualify him to be president. As it is, this whole virility argument escapes me.

148 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:40:02pm

re: #145 elizajane

And on this thread's topic...

"Given what South Carolina did tonight to keep a black man in office, I think they've atoned for any previous racism. "

[Link: twitter.com...]

LAWL

149 Lidane  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:40:51pm

re: #143 talon_262

I chalk a lot of Newt's apparent resurgence in SC to all of the above, but don't forget a couple of very important things.

Newt's a Southern boy (by way of GA), so this is his real home turf. Also, the more derpity people here in the South (the types that see the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression") tend not to look at Northerners (which Mitt is) too favorable to begin with; I have no doubt some are calling Mitt a "carpetbagger" or worse.

Newt's a Southern boy. He's white. He's been "born again" (LOL) and pays lip service to Jesus. He's loud and angry.

That makes him the ideal candidate for the GOP base in the South.

150 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:41:54pm

re: #144 Lidane

I was referring more to the electorate at large. The longer Newt is around, the more that people at large will remember that he's an asshole.

The GOP base has already established themselves as batshit insane and determined to vote for anyone except Mitt Romney. They want a bomb thrower for a nominee, just like the Dems did in 2004.

Think the main difference is that the Dem chief bomb thrower in '04 went pretty much nowhere quick, especially after his freak-out in Iowa. Newt seems to have learned from his playbook and isn't making similar gaffes. In a way, what we're seeing what it would have been like had Dean not exploded in Iowa and survived longer into the primary season.

151 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 4:45:28pm

re: #143 talon_262

re: #133 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

I chalk a lot of Newt's apparent resurgence in SC to all of the above, but don't forget a couple of very important things.

Newt's a Southern boy (by way of GA), so this is his real home turf. Also, the more derpity people here in the South (the types that see the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression") tend not to look at Northerners (which Mitt is) too favorable to begin with; I have no doubt some are calling Mitt a "carpetbagger" or worse.

my parents in SC drop the "Yankee" thing more than you can imagine.

152 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 21, 2012 5:08:17pm

what a romneybotic concession speech


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I Gotta Crow Here’s a link to the ‘joint’ meet up post. We faced each race, day by day, (hopefully) forgetting yesterday, and not hurting our chances for tomorrow. In between races, while Klys and family toured the parks, I took it ...
dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve
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Facebook Fights Multibillion-Dollar Privacy Class Action SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge on Friday rejected Facebook’s argument that it cannot be sued for letting third parties, such as Cambridge Analytica, access users’ private data because no “real world” harm has resulted from the conduct. ...
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The Specials - Vote for Me (Live - the One Show) (2019) (HD) 1979 to 2019... Celebrating 40 years of what is arguably one of the most important and influential music genres/ movements ever to influence the British music scene in it's history... 2 Tone... which for many became much more than ...
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Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall (Official Audio) Harmony Hall/2021 available everywhere now: smarturl.it Lyrics: We took a vow in summertimeNow we find ourselves in late December I believe that New Year’s EveWill be the perfect timeFor their great surrender But they don’t remember Anger wants a ...
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