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10 Dec 2012 01:10 PM   |   5932 clicks   |   Wisconsin Gazette
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ArkPanda     
Plus a lifetime achievement award in shooting himself in the foot. Unfortunately his thighs now end in bloody stumps.

10 Dec 2012 01:12 PM
UseUrHeadFred     
Personally, I thought his best quote was, "I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory."

10 Dec 2012 01:12 PM
easypray     
I knew he could do it!

10 Dec 2012 01:12 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

ArkPanda: Plus a lifetime achievement award in shooting himself in the foot. Unfortunately his thighs now end in bloody stumps.


Well he's no Dick Cheney.

10 Dec 2012 01:13 PM
jaytkay    [TotalFark]  
"Best" in the sense that it helped sink his campaign?

10 Dec 2012 01:13 PM
Pincy     
Still got nothing on GWB.

10 Dec 2012 01:17 PM
tom baker's scarf     
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2012-12-10 01:13:02 PM

ArkPanda: Plus a lifetime achievement award in shooting himself in the foot. Unfortunately his thighs now end in bloody stumps.

Well he's no Dick Cheney.



dick aims higher (face level) and he never hits himself.

10 Dec 2012 01:18 PM
bluefoxicy     
Wasn't this made off the record in private? More of a strategy discussion, you know... the road ahead is nigh on impossible, but we are going to give it a go anyway, or whatnot.

10 Dec 2012 01:18 PM
mrlewish     
"I got 47 problems but and inauguration ain't one"

10 Dec 2012 01:19 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

"Debate remarks and gaffes actually seemed to play an important role in the ups and downs of the election campaign and may even have affected the ultimate outcome of the election," Shapiro said.


Top of his class at the Romero Institute for Communication, eh?

10 Dec 2012 01:20 PM
Creoena     
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10 Dec 2012 01:20 PM
you have pee hands     

bluefoxicy: Wasn't this made off the record in private? More of a strategy discussion, you know... the road ahead is nigh on impossible, but we are going to give it a go anyway, or whatnot.


Because even in that context, it's dumb as hell. That 47% includes 60 some odd million retirees on social security and I'll bet you my left nut they aren't all straight Democrat ticket voters like it implies.

10 Dec 2012 01:22 PM
Aar1012    [TotalFark]  

bluefoxicy: Wasn't this made off the record in private? More of a strategy discussion, you know... the road ahead is nigh on impossible, but we are going to give it a go anyway, or whatnot.


It was at a private dinner with wealthy donors.

Hell, if that's not out of touch then I don't know what is

10 Dec 2012 01:23 PM
thetubameister     
I still vote "Binders full of women"...

10 Dec 2012 01:24 PM
Silverstaff     

jaytkay: "Best" in the sense that it helped sink his campaign?


It was the single most influential statement made all year.

It sunk his campaign, it changed (or at least sealed) the outcome of the Presidential election. It also revived class warfare sentiments that the media had been working hard to choke down ever since the Occupy protests were crushed.

It forever cast Mitt Romney in the public eye as an out-of-touch rich man who, while speaking to fellow millionaires, expresses contempt for the everyday man.

It managed to smear Mitt Romney, the Republicans as a whole, and the wealthy all by his own words.

It will almost certainly go down in history alongside Dukakis in the Tank in terms of politically memorable gaffes

(Gerald Ford saying there was no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe was close too in terms of sinking a campaign in one statement, but not as photogenic as the tank or as scathing as the 47% line) 

What other quote or brief statement made this year was so politically, culturally and historically noteworthy?

10 Dec 2012 01:25 PM
someonelse     

bluefoxicy: Wasn't this made off the record in private? More of a strategy discussion, you know... the road ahead is nigh on impossible, but we are going to give it a go anyway, or whatnot.


That's exactly why it hurt him so badly. Everyone got to see what he really thinks.

10 Dec 2012 01:28 PM
kendelrio     

Silverstaff:

What other quote or brief statement made this year was so politically, culturally and historically noteworthy?


"I'll only put the tip in"?

10 Dec 2012 01:31 PM
Omnivorous     
Ten years from now few of these will still be relevant. "Corporations are people, my friend," will still be with us. It should have been on the list and near the top.

10 Dec 2012 01:32 PM
Jgok     
I dunno "math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better" was my favourite so far this year.

10 Dec 2012 01:33 PM
highendmighty     
Corporations are at least three people.
LLC's can be one person.

ergo, corporations are people. I though we settled this.
/my friend

10 Dec 2012 01:37 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste    [TotalFark]  

thetubameister: I still vote "Binders full of women"...


I still have a hard time deciding if "binders full of women" in and of itself is the greatest thing ever, or the fact that that whole story was a lie.

10 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
alienated     
Nah, " Bin Laden is Dead and GM is Alive was the best. "

10 Dec 2012 01:48 PM
skinink    [TotalFark]  
George HW Bush was voted out of office over the economy and bad unemployment figures, neither of which approaches how bad both are compared to Obama's first term. So Romney must feel like crap for losing a winnable election. Romney just made himself so unlikable.

10 Dec 2012 01:48 PM
FlashHarry    [TotalFark]  
if you listen to the quote again - pay attention to how he says the word "entitled." you can almost hear the venom dripping from his maw at that point. his absolute disdain for the middle class is palpable. america is truly lucky that this asshole will never occupy the oval office.

10 Dec 2012 01:49 PM
dickfreckle     

thetubameister: I still vote "Binders full of women"...


I never got the uproar over "binders full of women." It was clear what he was trying to say.

On the other hand, "you didn't build that" became a rallying call for the right, despite the obvious context it was stripped of.

Politics suck.

10 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
Gimli_Gloin     
YAWN! Just "Move On".

10 Dec 2012 01:53 PM
chknjetski     

dickfreckle: thetubameister: I still vote "Binders full of women"...

I never got the uproar over "binders full of women." It was clear what he was trying to say.

On the other hand, "you didn't build that" became a rallying call for the right, despite the obvious context it was stripped of.

Politics suck.


I'm with you.

Both were valid points, clearly stated. But, people are idiots, so...

10 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
dywed88     

thetubameister: I still vote "Binders full of women"...


Definitely the most entertaining on the list (the "horses and bayonets" is up there as intentionally funny), but the 47% was probably the most significant (with "legitimate rape" a close second because it definitely cost the GOP a senate seat and possibly a second in North Dakota, along with Mourdock's comments it also kept the national dialogue on social issues that the GOP was better off avoiding).

It was nice that they include some good, reasonable quotes, such as Chris Christie's.

10 Dec 2012 02:02 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste    [TotalFark]  

skinink: George HW Bush was voted out of office over the economy and bad unemployment figures, neither of which approaches how bad both are compared to Obama's first term. So Romney must feel like crap for losing a winnable election. Romney just made himself so unlikable.


I suppose it means nothing to you that employment figures improved for Obama's entire term?

10 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
dywed88     

skinink: George HW Bush was voted out of office over the economy and bad unemployment figures, neither of which approaches how bad both are compared to Obama's first term. So Romney must feel like crap for losing a winnable election. Romney just made himself so unlikable.


Well, you can't feel bad about the fact that you aren't as good a politician as Slick Willy or your opponent wasn't as terrible as Jimmy Carter (how come he doesn't have a cool nickname, and no "Peanut Farmer" does not count). It also didn't hurt that while the numbers were bad they have been consistently improving over Obama's term and the GOP was shooting itself in the foot with obstructionism diverting blame from the president.

10 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
aedude01     
For me the entire race came down to this quote:

Joe Biden to Rep. Paul Ryan: "Facts matter."

10 Dec 2012 02:13 PM
Pumpernickel bread     
I made a girl cry by calling her a 47%er.

10 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
Homer Nixon     
Best quote of the election?

"Please proceed, governor."

10 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
snocone    [TotalFark]  

Uchiha_Cycliste: skinink: George HW Bush was voted out of office over the economy and bad unemployment figures, neither of which approaches how bad both are compared to Obama's first term. So Romney must feel like crap for losing a winnable election. Romney just made himself so unlikable.

I suppose it means nothing to you that employment figures improved for Obama's entire term?


And the GOP sycophants still just don't get it.
So trained to accept any bullchit they are told, they have become their own worst fear, no will of their own. You see them some times, walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring

10 Dec 2012 02:42 PM
Tigger    [TotalFark]  

skinink: George HW Bush was voted out of office over the economy and bad unemployment figures, neither of which approaches how bad both are compared to Obama's first term. So Romney must feel like crap for losing a winnable election. Romney just made himself so unlikable.


The issue is not that he is unlikable. It's that the GOP's ideas don't work, aren't popular, and Americans don't want them.

10 Dec 2012 02:46 PM
FlashHarry    [TotalFark]  

Homer Nixon: Best quote of the election?

"Please proceed, governor."


i vote for this.

10 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
AeAe     

dickfreckle: thetubameister: I still vote "Binders full of women"...

I never got the uproar over "binders full of women." It was clear what he was trying to say.

On the other hand, "you didn't build that" became a rallying call for the right, despite the obvious context it was stripped of.

Politics suck.


You know, the funny thing about the "you didn't build that" slogan was that I saw in later rallies morph into "We built it" -- which was Obama's point. That the business were not built by a single person but by the community that supported that business.

10 Dec 2012 02:57 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste    [TotalFark]  

snocone: Uchiha_Cycliste: skinink: George HW Bush was voted out of office over the economy and bad unemployment figures, neither of which approaches how bad both are compared to Obama's first term. So Romney must feel like crap for losing a winnable election. Romney just made himself so unlikable.

I suppose it means nothing to you that employment figures improved for Obama's entire term?

And the GOP sycophants still just don't get it.
So trained to accept any bullchit they are told, they have become their own worst fear, no will of their own. You see them some times, walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring


Look at the bright side, once we can take care of the Congress problem I don't see how the GOP will ever win an election again. It truly is something to look forward to.

10 Dec 2012 02:58 PM
Olympus Mons     
To people like Romney we all are in binders somewhere....usually the binder of people who's jobs they are sending overseas.

10 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
p51d007     
Romney told the American voters "if you elect me, I will put America back to work!"
51% of the American public said SCREW THAT!

10 Dec 2012 03:15 PM
Wade_Wilson     

p51d007: Romney told the American voters "if you elect me, I will put America back to work!"
51% of the American public said SCREW THAT!


You misspelled "China" in that quote.

10 Dec 2012 03:18 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste    [TotalFark]  

p51d007: Romney told the American voters "if you elect me, I will put America back to work!"
51% of the American public said SCREW THAT!


holy shiat!
I think that's the stupidest breakdown of the '12 election I've heard. Congrats.

10 Dec 2012 03:18 PM
Keizer_Ghidorah     

p51d007: Romney told the American voters "if you elect me, I will put America back to work!"
51% of the American public said SCREW THAT!


Just before that, Romney said "The government can't create jobs!". So he did one of his famous flip-flops in less than a minute, a personal record for him.

Also, can you tell us how he would have done that? Romney certainly never told us.

10 Dec 2012 03:23 PM
Tyrone Slothrop    [TotalFark]  
As chosen by the Wisconsin Gazette. They must have dozens of readers.

10 Dec 2012 03:30 PM
zippolight2002     

Keizer_Ghidorah: p51d007: Romney told the American voters "if you elect me, I will put America back to work!"
51% of the American public said SCREW THAT!

Just before that, Romney said "The government can't create jobs!". So he did one of his famous flip-flops in less than a minute, a personal record for him.

Also, can you tell us how he would have done that? Romney certainly never told us.


Lol I remember that. I remember distinctively laughing out loud and saying "What? You just said...."

10 Dec 2012 03:31 PM
twfeline     

Pincy: Still got nothing on GWB.


"W" was mispronouncing relatively simple words during his election campaign, but people still voted for him. Twice.

10 Dec 2012 03:59 PM
fredklein     
Did it remind him how many decent parents he had?

Link

10 Dec 2012 03:59 PM
ObscureNameHere     

Uchiha_Cycliste: skinink: George HW Bush was voted out of office over the economy and bad unemployment figures, neither of which approaches how bad both are compared to Obama's first term. So Romney must feel like crap for losing a winnable election. Romney just made himself so unlikable.

I suppose it means nothing to you that employment figures improved for Obama's entire term?


As an outsider looking in....

Obama got handed a shiate sandwhich by GWB and his cronies. To put the blame for the first term on Obama would be like the captain of the the Titanic handing the keys to the janitor after they hit the iceberg and saying 'You drive', and after the ship sinks saying "but.... the janitor was driving."

10 Dec 2012 04:35 PM
Gonz     

Homer Nixon: Best quote of the election?

"Please proceed, governor."


That one's going into PoliSci textbooks for decades to come. When you're getting ready to deliver what you consider is a scathing attack on your opponent, he hears you, smiles, and politely tells you to go ahead... you may need to reconsider your cunning plan, and quickly.

10 Dec 2012 04:52 PM
JacksonBryan    [TotalFark]  

fredklein: Did it remind him how many decent parents he had?

Link


Just found that a few days ago. They just posted a Santa Claus vs Moses (Snoop Dogg as Moses)

10 Dec 2012 05:07 PM
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