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US Elections 2012 Obama v Romney Official Thread

US Elections 2012 Obama v Romney Official Thread

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Captain Cadillac

2,929 posts

84 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Speaking of our favorite Cajun... Where is Mr Jimbeaux been hiding? I can only read so many snide remarks from the OP.....

Mermaid

21,492 posts

68 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Guam said:
... The fact others are so pro the Dems on here and dont like my counters to their bks is their problem not mine smile
I think the Republicans should have chosen a better candidate. To me, Obama is steady as she goes and that's not a bad thing in this highly volatile world. Romney is gung-ho and will likely worsen the American image.

unrepentant

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16,648 posts

153 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Mermaid said:
unrepentant said:
Romney is well out of his depth tonight
Obama has come across as statesmanlike and confident, a proper commander in chief.
IMO Obama did well on this debate, although Romney had a better set of cards.
CNN instant poll of registered voters after the debate gave it to Obama by 8 points which was how I saw it.

Romney tried to look stern whilst telling the people what should be happening which most of the time was what was already happening. He spent most of the debate basically agreeing with the President. Attempting to suggest that Obama was not lined up alongside Israel was cheap and untrue. Even BiBi disagrees with him on that. Empty vessel.

Mermaid

21,492 posts

68 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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unrepentant said:
Empty vessel.
& that's how some will see an Obama victory, a hollow one. Having said that, I think his record is OK but not Messiah like.

XCP

12,338 posts

125 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Mermaid said:
I think the Republicans should have chosen a better candidate. To me, Obama is steady as she goes and that's not a bad thing in this highly volatile world. Romney is gung-ho and will likely worsen the American image.
Doesn't he wear peculiar underwear?

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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XCP said:
Doesn't he wear peculiar underwear?
Utter side note: Was watching a video about the Mormons the other day. All very 'secret handshakes' and passwords, and the like.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c4a_1350780176

Do the oaths come into play, do you think?

davepoth

24,728 posts

96 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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XCP said:
Doesn't he wear peculiar underwear?
I can't vouch for him myself, but Mormons generally do. If that was the most worrisome thing about him I think we'd be set fair.

rohrl

6,680 posts

42 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Captain Cadillac said:
Speaking of our favorite Cajun... Where is Mr Jimbeaux been hiding? I can only read so many snide remarks from the OP.....
He got the hump and flounced out when people started questioning his dubious "facts" and his rude habit of dismissing with rofl smileys anyone who disagreed with him as an idiot.

jimmyjimjim

3,989 posts

135 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Marf said:
Guam said:
Turns out the US has been using horses in Afghanistan <no real surprise considering the terrain I guess> smile

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/23/obama-line-about...

So MR O wrong on that attempted Snide remark on BOTH counts then smile
Not really wrong, I'd imagine the US army does have less horses than 1916. He didn't say they had no horses, did he? Funny that the article also misinterpreted "fewer" as "none" and didn't actually get into the numbers, but far be it from me to suggest there is bias in that "fact check".

Edit: Nearly forgot

roflroflroflroflroflroflrofl

Edited by Marf on Tuesday 23 October 11:11
Seeing as you didn't mention bayonets, it's probably worth pointing out that they remain standard issue.

So with the US Army currently being about 10 times the size it was in 1916, I'd suggest that there are more now than in 1916, by a large margin. That's not including all the previous issue bayonets still in storage.


Captain Cadillac

2,929 posts

84 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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The general consensus that I'm reading online is that Obama's comments about the navy may have done him great damage in Virginia....

It's really going to be the weekend until we see where the true reaction to the last debate affects the polls, but if I'm right...

Romney ends up with no less than 290 electoral votes. Right now were seeing the following:

Independent and undecided voters are swinging to Romney.
Democratic voter turnout looks like it will be less than in 08.
Republican voter turnout looks like it will be higher than in 08.
The number of McCain voters that are switching sides to Obama are effectively nil.
The number of Obama '08 voters that are switching sides is substantial.

It's still, IMO, too close to call, but too close to call is very dangerous for an incumbent president. Even if Obama does get re-elected the message is crystal clear; Americans are not pleased with him.

Furthermore, his performance in last nights debate struck me as someone coming from a position of desperation rather than someone confident and with a clear plan of how to fix this broken economy.

Edited by Captain Cadillac on Tuesday 23 October 19:54

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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The navy comments? Why would that upset them?

obob

4,193 posts

91 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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TheHeretic said:
XCP said:
Doesn't he wear peculiar underwear?
Utter side note: Was watching a video about the Mormons the other day. All very 'secret handshakes' and passwords, and the like.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c4a_1350780176

Do the oaths come into play, do you think?
That's a crap video compared to the South Park episode on the Mormons.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Guam said:
Norfolk Virgina is a Huge Naval Facility <and Naval Air facility as well>
Yes, but what was so upsetting with what he said?

GCH

1,088 posts

99 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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One vote NOT for slimeball romney - my wifes postal ballot that got mailed back today.


davepoth

24,728 posts

96 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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TheHeretic said:
Guam said:
Norfolk Virgina is a Huge Naval Facility <and Naval Air facility as well>
Yes, but what was so upsetting with what he said?
Fewer boats. Romney wants to buy them scores of dreadnoughts or some other similarly archaic quantity of obsolete vessel types, that the navy has said that it doesn't want. But more ships is better.

A gross of sloops perhaps?

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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davepoth said:
Fewer boats. Romney wants to buy them scores of dreadnoughts or some other similarly archaic quantity of obsolete vessel types, that the navy has said that it doesn't want. But more ships is better.

A gross of sloops perhaps?
Bit the fact checker as posted earlier points out that there are more vessels now, than at the low point during Bush's administration, so simply sounds like scary talk to me.

DJRC

23,385 posts

133 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Mermaid said:
Guam said:
... The fact others are so pro the Dems on here and dont like my counters to their bks is their problem not mine smile
I think the Republicans should have chosen a better candidate. To me, Obama is steady as she goes and that's not a bad thing in this highly volatile world. Romney is gung-ho and will likely worsen the American image.
GUNG HO??????????????????????????????????
The dullest man in history ever to run for the White House and he is your idea of Gung Ho???

Blimey. Romney makes Eric look interesting. Romney makes Major look interesting. Romney makes Twinners look interesting ffs!!! How in the name of juddering rhino nipples can you call this man gung ho?

jules_s

1,763 posts

130 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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So what, if anything, is Trump going to reveal tomorrow?

Mermaid

21,492 posts

68 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Wants wars forthwith, economic & the other kind. smile

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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jules_s said:
So what, if anything, is Trump going to reveal tomorrow?
Well, a quick google suggests cocaine use, and dealing in college, which to me smells a lot like smear.