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#52 Oct 30 2012 at 4:45 PM Rating: Good
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Because Republican.
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Because Republican.


And that's why this forum is called the Asylum.
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#54 Oct 30 2012 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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lol @ Gbaji.
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#55 Oct 30 2012 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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You got a better explanation?
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#56 Oct 31 2012 at 1:27 AM Rating: Good
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By far and away the highlight of yet another completely pointless US election.... so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6TiXUF9xbTo

While Whedon has all the street cred, it's Mitt Romney (Gungnam) Style that has 7 million hits.
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#57 Oct 31 2012 at 3:22 AM Rating: Good
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It's not looking good for Curious Barry. From my side of things all that political capital spent on issues near and dear to the far Left's heart to the detriment of the economy is going to make this man a one term Prez and a contender with Carter for "Worst President Evah." It is unfathomable why he didn't take the last Democratic prez' election mantra of "It's the economy, Stupid!" to heart and save all that other stuff for his legacy term, but hey, he was a political novice when he entered the Oval Office, so there is that. Too bad he can't blame that on Boooooosh as well.

Heh. Some people never learn.

But, all's well that ends well. By next week there will likely be an honest-to-goodness real businessman in office come January 2013 and the economy will sort itself out by summer to judge by some of the economic figures beginning to stir. Yes, you read that right. I have never hid the fact that I believe the impact of presidency on the economy is largely zilch. However, when the totality of a presidency is based on a previous administration's parting economic situation, you live and die by that standard.
/pours a 40 0z of beer on Obama's presidential hopes

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#58 Oct 31 2012 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Totem wrote:
It's not looking good for Curious Barry. From my side of things all that political capital spent on issues near and dear to the far Left's heart to the detriment of the economy is going to make this man a one term Prez and a contender with Carter for "Worst President Evah." It is unfathomable why he didn't take the last Democratic prez' election mantra of "It's the economy, Stupid!" to heart and save all that other stuff for his legacy term, but hey, he was a political novice when he entered the Oval Office, so there is that. Too bad he can't blame that on Boooooosh as well.

Heh. Some people never learn.

But, all's well that ends well. By next week there will likely be an honest-to-goodness real businessman in office come January 2013 and the economy will sort itself out by summer to judge by some of the economic figures beginning to stir. Yes, you read that right. I have never hid the fact that I believe the impact of presidency on the economy is largely zilch. However, when the totality of a presidency is based on a previous administration's parting economic situation, you live and die by that standard.
/pours a 40 0z of beer on Obama's presidential hopes

So what you're saying is that if Romney wins we should expect have 3% unemployment by the end of his first year. Sounds good to me.
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#59 Oct 31 2012 at 4:51 AM Rating: Good
I'm secretly hoping they tie electoral votes so instead of Obama or Romney, we end up with the House picking the President (Which will be a HOOT, as our system makes each delegation get 1 vote. That means VT wield the same power as CA [But the ENTIRE CA delegation has to figure out WHO they're going to pick]) & the Senate picking the VP.

And when the House fails to do so by March 4th, or whatever day it is, the Presidency then falls to Boehner while the Senate probably picks Biden (I don't think they can pick Obama). It'll be hysterical!
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#60 Oct 31 2012 at 5:11 AM Rating: Good
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So apparently Romney suspended his campaign to provide aid in the wake of Sandy but there's rumours that he's only actually aiding in swing states and not where the help is most needed. I can't however find a good article on it, anyone got anything more about this?
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#61 Oct 31 2012 at 5:45 AM Rating: Good
Only thing I found was Ryan had another photo op somewhere where he was to "help out". But in order for there to be enough stuff left over for him to be shown helping out, the rest of the volunteers had to first slow, then stop, packing.

Here.
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#62 Oct 31 2012 at 6:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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But, all's well that ends well. By next week there will likely be an honest-to-goodness real businessman in office come January 2013 and the economy will sort itself out by summer to judge by some of the economic figures beginning to stir.


You know who else were former successful businessmen before being elected President? Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter, as well as George Bush Sr. The three Presidents under whom the economy faltered most. Also, of course, Dubya, whose term ended in an economic crash.

Just throwin' that out there, ya dig.

Source.
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#63 Oct 31 2012 at 7:14 AM Rating: Good
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It's not looking good for Curious Barry.

Aside from Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada and Iowa. You know, the states that will win him re-election even if he loses all the other swings.
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#64 Oct 31 2012 at 7:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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By next week there will likely be an honest-to-goodness real businessman in office come January 2013 and the economy will sort itself out by summer to judge by some of the economic figures beginning to stir.
Being a businessman makes you as prepared to work on federal budgets as cooking instant ramen makes you ready to be the head chef at a five star gourmet restaurant.
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#66 Oct 31 2012 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Well then, I suppose if being a businessman is no help to being a successful president, then it certainly can't hurt. After all, we've tried the whole political novice, ie community organizer bit now for four years and look how that turned out. Considering, as lolgaxe said, making ramen doen't make you a 5 star chef, having a president who has an uncanny ability to burn water and has trouble boiling an egg, to have an individual who can at the very least make a metaphorical economic sammich will be a refreshing change of pace.

But as that old saw says, as Ohio goes, so goes the rest of the country. And seeing that Romney seems to be pulling even or possibly ahead, that bodes well for the Republican party.

I am going to go on the record and say that Romney wins in a landslide come next Tuesday. How much of a landslide? Let's say... 5 points in the popular vote and 30 electoral votes. Mark it down. If I am wrong, but Romney still wins, I'll freely admit to it with no consequences. If I am dead wrong and Obama wins, I'll make a suitable sig for myself and use it for a year. I will gladly take submissions and even submit to the will of the board with preference given to the old timers.

Fair enough?

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But as that old saw says, as Ohio goes, so goes the rest of the country. And seeing that Romney seems to be pulling even or possibly ahead, that bodes well for the Republican party.

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#68 Oct 31 2012 at 9:45 AM Rating: Good
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I called my shot, Jo. I would be mildly entertained to see you call yours. And if you are man enough, put some skin in the game and set some stakes for losing, but perhaps emoticons are the only game you've got?

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I already have a $50 bet with Varus. But, yeah, changing my sig would be something too.
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#70 Oct 31 2012 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
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And that offer goes out to the rest of you Sodomites, err, Asylumites. No welching, no "Oh, I was only thinking about betting on it. I didn't actually agree to doing it."

Put up or shut up.

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#71 Oct 31 2012 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Obama rides a post-Sandy bump and holds off a resurgent Romney, but the winner isn't called until midday Wednesday. If I'm wrong, you can imagine my avatar to be anything you'd like it to be. If I'm right, I do the imagining. Smiley: nod
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#72 Oct 31 2012 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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Barry had to take some time out from campaigning to become temporary emergency responder. Barring the inability of folks to get to the polls next week do you think this well-timed super storm will be helpful, harmful or neutral to Obama's bid for re-election?

edit - nevermind. Smiley: bah

Edited, Oct 31st 2012 6:14pm by Elinda
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The narrative being on Obama acting as president will soak up media cycles away from Romney but, at this point in the saturation, I'm not sure if it's meaningful. A bigger question would be if there's infrastructure damage on Tuesday that impacts how the election is carried out.
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#74 Oct 31 2012 at 10:28 AM Rating: Good
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I believe it is candidate-neutral. The storm doesn't give Obama or Romney any traction beyond the expected photo-op, but allows Barry to act Presidential and Romney Presidential-esque. Barring some major gaffe-- s'up, Joe Biden? --it won't do anything except cause people to ***** about the lack of responsiveness of whatever entity is or isn't doing what Joe Sixpack expects them to be doing. In turn, it'll allow people and news outlets to gush about how community goodwill is as overflowing as the gutter on the streets.

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Barring some major gaffe-- s'up, Joe Biden?

Speaking of veeps, I like how Ryan -- who was supposed to be a game changer according to both sides -- has been relegated to cash farming in Texas and Alabama in these final weeks.
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#76 Oct 31 2012 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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I tally that up to the Republicans trying to gin up enthusiasm for the Romnry ticket and the predictable result of any VP pick-- which is nill --by the Dems. However, money in a campaign is never a bad thing, regardless. He made an appearance in Minnesota too, I see.

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