Oh my God, Mitt Romney is *such* a cunt
Here’s a new ad on behalf the Republican party in the lead up to the US presidential election in November:
How the shitting fuck, in this day and age, can sentient beings create such a ridiculous, hateful, misguided, intolerant, nonsensical fuckwitted shitpile of a ‘message’?
I’ve been in the States for the last ten days and have followed the US election pretty closely (the national conventions for the Republicans and Democrats happened this week and last). What seems incredible to me is that one party is clearly and obviously lying to smear the other party and yet the party of liars still has millions and millions of supporters.
The Daily Show has been covering both conventions and it’s been very interesting to see the stark contrast between the material they get to work with from the Republicans vs what they get from the Democrats. On the Republican side there is a wealth of lies, obfuscation of the truth (Mitt Romney won’t release his tax returns for examination by the American people, mainly because he has avoided a massive amount of income tax through many shady methods. Fortunately Larry Flynt of Hustler fame has offered $1m to anyone who can produce them), and Clint Eastwood talking to a chair:
Whereas the coverage this week’s Democratic convention has been, well, boring and unfunny. This is because there’s been little to take the piss out of. Michelle Obama made a speech that everyone loved, Bill Clinton spoke well (but went on a bit; The Daily Show managed a few minutes pisstaking out of that) and no one lied at all.
So, a party of obviously shifty bastards who want to screw the poor to make the rich much, much richer, who lambast public handouts that they themselves asked for, who block anything good Obama tries to do on the grounds that it’s Democratic policy, wants to be elected against some people who, among other things, want to ‘force’ gay marriage on us. How do you force gay marriage on someone? Make them attend the ceremony? Make them watch the wedding night?
Is it really 20 fucking 12? Is this how far we’ve come? Are there this many idiotic pricks on planet earth?
I am also in the US of A. Yesterday a heterosexual wedding was forced upon me in my hotel. The bridal couple walked in dancing to the song ‘Girl, look at that body’ (I researched the artist. His name is LMFAO, which I assume stands for Laughing My F***ing Ass Off). I guess these are the traditional values these boneheads want to preserve. It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
Idiots reproduce more often.
And with this so called OBAMACARE farce they’ll never, ever die out.*
*may not actually be my real opinion
David, you have my deepest sympathy.
If I were you I’d move hotels.
“No one lied at all” at a political convention? Color me skeptical.
Maybe there were a few lies. No one’s mentioned any. The Rep lies were obvious and legion.
theres a blog post over at the nyt. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/speech-lies-and-apathy/
“the public’s trust in public speech, whether by politicians or in the media, has disintegrated, and to such a degree that it has undermined the possibility of straightforward communication in the public sphere. The expectation is that any statement made either by a politician or by a media outlet is a false ideological distortion. As a result, no one blames politicians for making false statements or statements that obviously contradict that politician’s beliefs. […] Since the intended audience is not expected to believe the falsehoods, there is some other function of the Romney campaign’s ad. The purpose of Romney’s ad campaign is to win over white working class voters, by connecting with what his campaign perceives as their values.”
the author mentions some research findings supporting this “white working class” claim et cetera. its revolting.
the race thing was also taken into consideration at salon in an article concerning ryan. http://www.salon.com/2012/08/12/paul_ryan_randian_poseur/
basically, theres only Dems and GOP. choose sides. its the ultimate rivalry.
i guess people just dont care if their own ‘enemy’ is bombarded with lies as ‘they’ just want to win and follow their leader. they are their leader. blah. its pathetic.
im sure that mysterious invisible friend enjoys watching some truman show trash tv on channel 666 from time to time. what a fucker.
oh yeah, and which values is this romney ad talking about. values. im sure they wanted to say assets.
“Are there this many idiotic pricks on planet earth?” thats the question in my head when i’m crying myself to sleep each night.
Are the real men of genius working for the Republican Party?
I feel a bit sorry for Clint, it seems like he is losing his marbles.
Isn’t the fact that the Daily Show only commented at length on the Republican lies becuase the Daily Show is a show watched by liberal, democrat voting people. I bet if you’d been watching Fox, they’d have told you more about the Democrat “lies”.
Not judging the content on either side, but an odd source to use to weigh up a balanced view of the arguments.
Ben – obviously horrible. But what I don’t fully understand is the relationship between ads like these and the main parties themselves. Given it has the GOP ticket as a super – yet carries this line in small text as well.
“Not authorised by any candidate or candidate’s committee”
Does this allow the GOP to run away from the message if it plays badly?
Can you explain?
You have no idea how black and white and goodie v baddies the American political parties are until you live out there.
Did you see the story at the Republican National Convention of the two white guys who threw peanuts at a black camerawoman shouting “This is how we feed animals!” ?
At the party conference!
You couldn’t make it up.
Hi Stephen. In the states they have these things called PACs or SuperPACs that are ‘Political Action Committees’. In theory they are one step removed from the candidates so they can spend as much money as they want, but in practice they are just another message for each party.
And James, I watched a fair bit of Fox News, too. They had very little to go on, trying to turn non-news into stories. I think The Daily Show would call bullshit on anything obvious, but yes, they do lean in a more liberal direction.
While cheering Condi Rice too, Alexander.
James, i wish both sides put out an equal amount of bullshit and lies but they simply don’t. in my time here in U S and A, i have seen the Republican party degenerate from a centrist middle of the road party into a twitching bunch of radical nutjobs that you’d run a mile from in real life.
Prime example: Robo Mitt Romney. That’s the most likeable candidate they can come up with? Yes, apparently so.
So some of them are racist and some aren’t and that’s OK?
And hey, the non-racists cheered a black woman!
I don’t think we’re talking about an isolated case of racism here. A big chunk of Republican supporters still can’t handle having a black President, and some still childishly question whether he was actually born in the States.
But leaving aside the worst trait of the worst Republicans, the difference between the two parties was quite well summarised in Clinton’s speech:
“If you want a ‘you’re on your own, winner take all society’ you should support the Republican ticket,” he said. “If you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibilities – a ‘we’re all in it together’ society – you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.”
And yet it was Clinton’s administration that de-regulated the banks and set the ball rolling for the whole housing crisis. And when his wife was running against Obama, Bill called Obama a bag of wind and a joke. So what has changed? I can’t stand either parties. The worst of the democrats are lazy, baby-spewing lifetime welfare cons. The worst of the republicans are rascist, jingoistic Bible thumpers. And both parties are owned by rich, greedy billionaires.
No, Alexander, you misread me. I meant they don’t see the double-standard themselves. Not ‘they threw peanuts at a black man but, hey, they cheered a black woman, so no worries.’
The whole affair was a disgrace.
I apologise Anonymouse, I see your point.
But I must say I disagree with you, Mr Hatfield. OK, so the Democrats aren’t perfect and they also make mistakes and they also have to play the game in supporting or opposing each other… But surely they are the much lesser of two evils?
And the “worst of Democrats” you just described are the “worst” of their supporters.
The “worst of the Republicans” you just subscribed form not only a large amount of their supporters, but also a significant proportion of their leadership.
“Racist, jingoistic Bible thumpers” like Cheney, Rumsfeld and W Bush have wreaked havoc on the world, fueled by a dangerous blend of arrogance and ignorance, and also bear far more responsibility for America’s current economic woes.
How can you compare that with Clinton supporting his wife over Obama four years ago?
Have you seen how mental Chuck Norris is against Obama?
Crazy, crazy shit.
no heart, eh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ9g7_6sdlE not true. romney does have a heart for pharmaceutical companies and insurers i guess.
“both parties are owned by rich, greedy billionaires.” (Rob Hatfield)
i guess thats true. and if not “owned”, there is big money at play. i mean, look at the self-evident influence of the financial industry. lobbyists with big money in general. it all seems normal and obvious. and who could blame lobbyists for doing what is legal and in their companys best interest. who cares if its ethical or not as long as it makes some money for investors.
meanwhile, people are led to fight over bullshit and compete for jobs and ‘make it’ in life — whatever that is supposed to mean.
It’s a Wall Street Whitehouse. Mr Smith is a dream. We all know Americans like living the dream.
After Chuck Norris warning of “1000 years of darkness” if Obama is re-elected, here’s another brainless beauty.
The Republicans are warning us to beware…
Why? Because they brainwash innocent young children into becoming anti-Republican commie hippies…
Is all this extraordinarily retarded Republican sabre-rattling really just some giant Kauffman-esque prank?