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Old 11-19-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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Despite losing a close game to Stanford, the Oregon Ducks could still make it into the BCS championship if the following scenario plays out:

USC beats Notre Dame next week.

And UCLA beats Stanford.

And Oregon beats Oregon State in the Civil War

And either Georgia loses to Georgia Tech or Alabama loses to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

Oregon wins the PAC 10 championship by beating UCLA the following week.

If all this plays out, then the Ducks might have another shot at winning the BCS title!





Oh, this is the wrong thread? I thought this was the place to post extremely hopeful yet far-fetched scenarios that most likely won't come true...

 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What did you not do? Besides "not" running a negative campaign, besides "not" villifying Obama since the day he took office and "not" having the opportunity to counter Sandy and its effect.
Oh, the Romney campaign and Republican Super PACs ran a negative campaign, no question about it. But there was no suggestion that Obama was a felon or that he caused a woman's cancer death. The main focus of the Romney campaign and Republican Super PACs was arguing that he had done a bad job of handling the economy, debt, etc. Even if you disagree with that assertion, surely you can see the distinction. As far as the birthers and the like, their comments have been reprehensible but so have those of Bill Maher and the like - and I am talking about the campaigns/Super PACs, not supporters. Regardless, I do think the Republicans should have run a more positive campaign.

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The least I can hope is that y'all learned that it wasn't the brightest idea to vote on "hate Obama, just vote "R"" (and I saw plenty of signs saying just that couple of days before election in South-East Texas).
I agree with you on that, and part of the Romney campaign's problem is that they assumed the far-right part of the Republican base would be motivated to turn out in full because of their hatred of Obama, and that was a bad calculation.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Oh, the Romney campaign and Republican Super PACs ran a negative campaign, no question about it. But there was no suggestion that Obama was a felon or that he caused a woman's cancer death. The main focus of the Romney campaign and Republican Super PACs was arguing that he had done a bad job of handling the economy, debt, etc. Even if you disagree with that assertion, surely you can see the distinction. As far as the birthers and the like, their comments have been reprehensible but so have those of Bill Maher and the like - and I am talking about the campaigns/Super PACs, not supporters. Regardless, I do think the Republicans should have run a more positive campaign.
Like I said, stop making excuses. Your party has campaigned since Jan 2009, and (amusingly) continues to.

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I agree with you on that, and part of the Romney campaign's problem is that they assumed the far-right part of the Republican base would be motivated to turn out in full because of their hatred of Obama, and that was a bad calculation.
And why wouldn't they have?
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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me too me too

A Asteroid from space
We try to shoot it down, but a big piece hits the white house
that piece is so sharp, it kills the president. Another piece hits Biden
With all of congress and senate destroyed the vacationing in Flordia supreme court decides they should just appt someone
They appt. Romney, because he came in 2nd in the latest election
Hmmm...

Asteroid, OK.

Two pieces of asteroid just so happens to take out the President and VP - unlikely, but I can suspend my disbelief.

The Supremes just happen to be vacationing in Florida and are thus spared - OK, that's stretching it it abit.

But - then you want me to think that the Supremes will consider Romney the best person for the job? Sorry, that's where the entire thing derails.

Get a script doctor on this thing, pronto.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Moderate conservative for Obama.
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Here is the scenario.

President Obama is impeached (for Benghazi or violating War Powers Act - take your pick). Rather than go through the disgrace of a Senate trial and further sully his legacy - the president resigns.

Joe Biden succeeds him - but realizes the unpopularity of this outcome and his own woeful lack of qualification for the job - so he resigns in turn.

Next in the line of succession is Speaker John Boehner. He sees his opportunity and decides that he can be more effective continuing as Speaker then by being president, so he appoints Mitt Romney as his Vice President per the 25th Amendment - and then resigns.

Mitt Romney then becomes the 47th President of the United States (and 4th in two months) and appoints Paul Ryan as V.P.

I'm doing my rounds later of visiting friends mainly in the Filipino community, i love collecting data and sharing it with them, and look what we have here, we will be cracking up laughing at you right wing lunatics tonight and tomorow when i get together with my distant hispanic relatives and boy, do they have a big group. Just as long we have this ever expanding group here in CA and nationwide, Obama aint going nowhere. Cant say its easy for you since your the absolute minority here in LA.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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Im really getting weary of all the crazy, lying bigoted Politics, elections and other controversies posts on here.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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let me fix this for you...

Originally Posted by afoigrokerkok
LOL....he lost by 3%. [Electoral landslide, 3.5+Million in the Popular vote] After a brutally negative campaign against him [Barack Hussein Obama, secret Kenyan, Commie, Muslim, Marxist, Socialist, American Hater... yeah, poor Mitt having to defend his business record] and a hurricane at the last minute affecting the votes of undecided voters [The hurricane hit overwhelmingly Blue areas], all when running against "the greatest, most popular president everrrrr." [I've literally never hear anyone say that about him, lots of folks were very disappointed with his 1st term.]

Pres. Obama was a very beatable incumbent with the poor economy on his shoulder, you guys failed to produce an alternative folks could get behind. You threw your lot in with the Ideologues, the Evangelicals, and the TP Birthers.... and I expect you to fling yourselves even farther Right at least one more time.

That's on you.
I don't disagree with you. As far as the hurricane, though, it didn't have much to do with the area it hit. It was more about the "rally around the flag" effect and giving Obama a last-minute opportunity - at the perfect time - to appear to be a wonderful leader and also about the media no longer talking about Romney gaining in the polls since the first debate. The one election I was an undecided voter in, I remember suddenly paying attention the week before voting. Paying a lot more attention to the news (this was before I paid so much attention to the news) and deciding based on that more than anything. Exit polls did show people who made up their minds at the last minute breaking hard for Obama and did show a sizeable portion of the electorate that considered the hurricane imprortant in their vote. However, Romney's response to the hurricane is his fault.

I do not think Obama is a Secret Kenyan, Commie, Muslim, Marxist, Socialist, or America Hater and have called out those who have suggested that sort of thing on this board before...numerous times.

As far as the attack ads and the like, it was the Romney campaign's responsibility to refute them and he didn't do a good enough job of doing that. Throughout the election season, I posted on this forum about how horribly I thought the Romney campaign was being run. After the election, I criticized them for their massive GOTV program failure. I said that Republicans should own this loss and learn their lessons.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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Hmmm...

Asteroid, OK.

Two pieces of asteroid just so happens to take out the President and VP - unlikely, but I can suspend my disbelief.

The Supremes just happen to be vacationing in Florida and are thus spared - OK, that's stretching it it abit.

But - then you want me to think that the Supremes will consider Romney the best person for the job? Sorry, that's where the entire thing derails.

Get a script doctor on this thing, pronto.
No, because while vacationing in Florida, Justices Sotomayor and Breyer are eaten by alligators, leaving the Supreme Court with a clear conservative majority. The rest of the Supreme Court was at Epcot Center, but Breyer and Sotomayor wanted to go on an ill-fated airboat swamp tour...

There--now we've got a script. Just get Michael Bay to direct it.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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As far as the attack ads and the like, it was the Romney campaign's responsibility to refute them and he didn't do a good enough job of doing that...
That was actually Obama's fault during the first debate, when he let Romney attack him one lie after another. In fact, I would have had Romney stop at EVERY occasion he said "under this President's policies". Y'all would have cried even louder.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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No, because while vacationing in Florida, Justices Sotomayor and Breyer are eaten by alligators, leaving the Supreme Court with a clear conservative majority. The rest of the Supreme Court was at Epcot Center, but Breyer and Sotomayor wanted to go on an ill-fated airboat swamp tour...

There--now we've got a script. Just get Michael Bay to direct it.
I still think it lacks sex-crazed space weasels.
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