Rightbloggers Anticipate Romney Landslide, Denounce Nate Silver, Katy Perry

In a district Obama carried handily in 2008, early voting was suspended due to a bomb scare. Talk radio host Teri O'Brien announced she would ask her guest that night "whether democrats are planting fake bombs in Winter Park, FL." Who knows, worth a try, right?

A faction of rightbloggers kept after Obama on Benghazi. Some, like Peter Ferrara at The American Spectator, continued the earlier hair-splitting over Obama's post-Benghazi remarks ("Obama was referring to terrorism in general, including the original 9/11 attacks in New York..."). At American Thinker, Karin McQuillan declared that under Obama "official American policy is to avert civilian casualties in Muslim countries at any cost. If it requires the sacrifice our American soldiers' lives, so be it," which will surprise anyone who's been following Obama's drone program. And Day by Day, a comic strip for people who think Mallard Fillmore is a RINO, implied that the President was in league with jihadis, showing an Obama silhouette declaring "you eat the flesh of swine, are as whores."

Oh, there was one last-minute Obama thing rightbloggers decreed a "gaffe": When Romney's name was booed at an Obama rally, the President said, "Don't boo, vote. Voting is the best revenge." At this mild joke the brethren pretended to be mortally offended.

"Hard to believe that the guy who promised to 'punish our enemies' is now talking about voting for 'revenge,'" harrumphed Jonah Goldberg of National Review. "I understand Obama is bitter. That's been obvious for a while. But it's just a weird and narcissistic assumption that his supporters want 'revenge' too." Then, finding there was no clip of the rally crowds turning on Obama in shock and disgust, Goldberg added, "Doesn't mean it's wrong, though. Which makes the whole thing even creepier." It Obama wins, we expect Goldberg will be really creeped out.

"Barack Hussein Obama, in a moment of desperation, took the gloves off the other day," reported Nelson Abdullah of Noisy Room, "when he told his supporters at a rally in Springfield, Ohio that 'Voting is the best REVENGE.'" We didn't know Obama yelled the word like that -- maybe Abdullah saw a reenactment. "If Obama studied history instead of law while in college," Abdullah continued, "he might have recalled the famous words of Japanese Admiral Yamamoto after his attack on Pearl Harbor, 'I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.'" We must say, as turns of the tide go, this seems rather weak.

At the Washington Examiner, Byron York claimed the "Obama campaign struggles to explain" what York himself called "a seemingly offhand utterance." That is, someone asked an Obama spokesperson about it, and she explained that Romney was "frightening workers in Ohio into thinking, falsely, that they're not going to have a job" with his misleading Jeep ads. "And the message [Obama] was sending is if you don't like the policies... then you can go to the voting booth and cast your ballot."

Aha, cried York: "The problem is, the president was actually not speaking in the context of Romney's highly-controversial [Jeep] ads... In fact, Obama had not said a word about the Jeep controversy when he said 'revenge'... And even after the 'revenge' remark, it took Obama six paragraphs to get to his discussion of Jeep." Then he reproduced Obama's entire speech to prove this -- the smoking gun! Clearly what Obama really wanted revenge for was Kenyan colonialism.

Our personal favorite of the week was Eliana Johnson of National Review who, apparently still rattled by October's Lena Dunham ad, went ballistic over a tight-fitting Obama dress singer Katy Perry wore at a campaign concert event. "The Obama campaign has repeatedly appealed to women as if the feminist movement never happened - that is, as a monolith who can't get sex and reproduction off the brain," Johnson sputtered. "Sandra Fluke and Lena Dunham have relayed the President's message quite clearly: women should and do decide whom to vote for based on sex, birth control, and abortion... Singer and songwriter Katy Perry is the latest lady to objectify herself for the benefit of the President's campaign... Her message: I'm a sex object and I endorse this ad. Backward!" We guess if Perry dressed more like Holly Near, honor would be saved.

Well, soon this horrible thing will be over and we will be forced to live with the result. We have no idea who'll win, but whoever does, there's one thing we can count on: The brethren will react full-throatedly -- either with victory howls, or accusations of voter fraud.


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jazzgrasschic
jazzgrasschic

@markos Never mind! Roy Edroso. Gonna follow!

jazzgrasschic
jazzgrasschic

@markos WHO is that writer? Effing hilarious!

debdlund
debdlund

@markos they are delusional.

chickeee
chickeee

@markos gotta put some $$ down on this

ggindc
ggindc

@markos I am very glad to be a Democrat.

mwk89
mwk89

@markos and you just know in about 24hrs the "election is rigged" talk will start up again from the rightwingers

myspace3
myspace3

Maggie's Notebook didn't need anyone's outside confirmation, as she'd "had a gnawing feeling way down, deep inside, where my intuition resides."

 

That might be a pinworm. Check to see if the hens eggs have fecal matter on the shells.

danielsdoyle
danielsdoyle

The "right bloggers" are providing cover for the coming election fraud, and so is this article.

meeeshiganrepub
meeeshiganrepub

No landslide anticipated from this Michigan conservative.  I've gotten accustomed to watching the liberal left blindly elect corrupt officials based on skin color and the goose bumps they get when they listen to them speak.  Detroit would reelect Kwame in a heartbeat if he could run for mayor again in Detroit.  Silly people will send Obama back for 4 more years too.  Time to stockpile.

manipulativewitch
manipulativewitch

Why DOESN'T Nate Silver use more bigoted fried-chicken-buying in his model? And you wonder why he has skeptics!

ChrisV82
ChrisV82

The Conservatives should just write in Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy as their candidate. It seems that was the most important news event of the year for them, probably because it has to do with fast food and gay sex.

editor92
editor92

Election day is shaping up to be a racist/fascist nightmare, but I do see signs that many wingers are beginning to remember how much they despised Romney during most of his six-year campaign; possibly that will temper the fallout a bit if Obama wins.

RedScareBot
RedScareBot

Most unheard of RT @gdindc Damn that Katy Perry! Commie dupe or History's Greatest Monster? REAL AMERICA won't forget! @tbogg @villagevoice

substancemcgravitas
substancemcgravitas

"The brethren will react full-throatedly"

 

Are we back on the ramming thing again?

JennOfArk
JennOfArk

"This is what victory smells like."

 

Only if "victory" smells like stale egg-salad farts.

Djur
Djur

Small point of clarification: Nate Silver doesn't do any polling. He just aggregates polls and applies a model to them.

Leedsman
Leedsman

I don't get it. What's wrong with revenge? With The Serenity Prayer and vodka, it forms the Sacred Tripod of Life.

mds_is_not_4_chars
mds_is_not_4_chars

"Combine the prayers of millions of Catholics to those of the Evangelicals and miracles WILL HAPPEN."

 

For example, millions of Evangelicals will turn out to vote for a polytheist who doesn't believe in their Hell.

 

'Anyway, more important than any of these blocs in 2012 would be the "Catholics and evangelical Christians," Root told us, because, ...'

 

... nothing says "Biblical values" like choosing someone who values the Book of Mormon more highly than the Bible, rather than a Congregationalist.

JennOfArk
JennOfArk

 @meeeshiganrepub Please elaborate on Obama's "corruption," because it seems mostly notable in its absence.  And if you say "Solyndra," be aware that we're going to quote the "swallowing camels yet straining at gnats" Bible verse to you, given the bonanzas for private contractors that were the Iraq War, the Afghanistan War, and post-Katrina reconstruction, all of which were designed specifically to be such by the Bush Administration and none of which seemed to concern "conservatives" all that much until the black guy inheirited the bills due from all of the above.

reddy6ue
reddy6ue

 @JennOfArk Our victories don't smell like yours. Once again. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

BillStewart2012
BillStewart2012

 @Djur But that's even worse!  That Commie Nate Silver is taking all the polls and coming to a conclusion that contradicts everything you hear inside the right-wing news bubble!  La, la, la, we can't hear that!

 

It's as bad as if, back when he was mostly doing baseball stats, he said Your Favorite Team was probably going to lose again, because they aren't as good as the Other Guys!  No Way!  We're Number 1!   (Unless you're Cubs fans, of course, in which case everybody knows they're going to lose but you go to the games anyway.)

BillStewart2012
BillStewart2012

 @JennOfArk  @meeeshiganrepub Solyndra wasn't fraud, just failure, like one of G.W.Bush's oil companies.  Now, Halliburton appears to have lost track of more money in _actual_cash_ than the total amount of money invested in Solyndra.  But when Solyndra found that their economic models weren't going to work (because their competition was already cheaper than their shiny new factory), they didn't just take the money out of the employee 401Ks like Enron or hide all their equipment like a bunch of Bush-era FEMA trailers, they had the honesty to say "hey, we failed", and put the factory up for sale. 

 

I drive by that now-closed factory on the way to work.  And Romney will be happy to know that there was a lot of non-union labor used to build it (the unions picketed it during construction) and that it's still available if Bain Capital wants to restructure it.

JennOfArk
JennOfArk

 @meeeshiganrepub  @JennOfArk Interesting how none of that is what most English-speakers would define as "corruption" which was, I will remind you, your initial charge.  Instead you've presented a laundry list of policies with which you disagree.  Nothing wrong with disagreeing, but "I disagree with that" does not = "corruption."  Which is one of the major problems with you yobs - you don't even understand the basic meanings of words in what is allegedly your mother tongue, and it leads you into making total jackasses of yourselves.

Leedsman
Leedsman

 @meeeshiganrepub  @Leedsman  @JennOfArk And if you actually try to answer for an established fact, your wee head will explode.

 

Oh, and class war? Keep sucking, sunshine. Those CEOs ain't gonna blow themselves.

meeeshiganrepub
meeeshiganrepub

 @Leedsman  @JennOfArk

Haaaaa.  You called me a cracker.   Haaaaaa haaaa haa ha.  Hee he he.  Giggle giggle.  If you tell a fact a thousand times, it will never become false.  You say cracka like a cracka.

Leedsman
Leedsman

 @meeeshiganrepub  @JennOfArk <i>The awesome bets on green energy companies that didn't go bankrupt</i>

 

Less than 1% of the 1,300 funded companies went bankrupt? Shocking! Keep spinning those factoids, cracker.

meeeshiganrepub
meeeshiganrepub

 @JennOfArk

 Why you love Obama; He passed immigration reform, closed Gitmo, reduced the deficit, lowered unemployment, put forth an energy policy to increase domestic oil and natural gas production, the incredible investments in shovel ready projects with the stimulus. The awesome bets on green energy companies that didn't go bankrupt or ship production overseas, lowered the number of people in poverty, let the Bush tax cuts expire, didn’t engage in class warfare, put forth clear and concise legislation with Obamacare so you didn't have to pass it to find out what was in it. We have fewer people on food stamps, our economy has never been better, transparency has been a Hallmark of his administration, he has yet to hire a single lobbyist. He and Eric Holder have done an exceptional job keeping guns out of the hands of Mexican cartels killing border agents and the black panthers that stood outside a voting place were prosecuted to the fullest extent. Race relati...ons are at an all time high, and health care premiums were cut in half. CEO's also have a clear path before them knowing what the impact of Obamacare will be and they know for certain what next year will bring because the fiscal cliff option that happens in December is off of the table. Put that all together with a very clear and concise statement regarding the killing of our ambassador in Libya, the murders of 3 American citizens and an attack on US sovereign soil @ our embassy because of a YouTube video, and this guy has your vote all day long. Here's to four more promise fulfilled years.............oh wait.....none of that.....is true.....damn!

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