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1/20/2012

Sockpuppet Friday (Polls revisited edition)

Filed under: 2012 Election — Karl @ 6:17 am



 [Posted by Karl]

As usual, you are positively encouraged to engage in sockpuppetry in this thread. The usual rules apply.

Please, be sure to switch back to your regular handle when commenting on other threads. I have made that mistake myself.

And remember: the worst sin you can commit on this thread is not being funny.

Before my DSL died, I noted that PPP’s national poll showed Obama surging with Independents in a matchup against Romney over last month, adding that I would want to see that result replicated before fully buying it.   The new NYT/CBS poll probably does not support it:

A majority of independent voters have soured on Obama’s presidency, disapprove of his handling of the economy and do not have a clear idea of what he hopes to accomplish if re-elected, the Times reported.

Only 31 percent of independent voters have a favorable opinion of the president and two-thirds say he has not made real progress in fixing the economy, the newspaper said.

The results are not entirely comparable, as the poll does not break down Indies in the head-to-head matchup, but considering that the topline is a 45-45% tie (and the typical Obama-friendly house effect of the NYT/CBS poll), it’s a fair bet that Obama is not surging with swing voters.

That said, the latest polls from South Carolina put Newt Gingrich ahead of Romney.  Should Newt beat Mitt in the Palmetto State, look for people to revisit the final Iowa caucus results.  People will start painting Romney not as the guy who was 2-0, but the guy who is 1-2.  The Improbable Gingrich Scenario still seems improbable, but a win in South Carolina would be the first domino to fall in that direction.

Exit question from NRO’s Dan Foster: Whoever your guy is, does it not seem at this point that Obama is more likely to be re-elected than it did a month ago?  I don’t think so, but I get the question.

 –Karl

89 Responses to “Sockpuppet Friday (Polls revisited edition)”

  1. Ding!

    Karl (8cdbad)

  2. Racists

    JD (7f6bca)

  3. I want to see a Newt/Obama debate.
    Obama has never been fully challenged, and Romney would just play paddycake with Obama, Mr. Cold-n-Aloof vs Mr. Cold-n-Invest.

    I want to see Newt tear Obama a new one, even if Newt eventually loses.

    [note: released from moderation. –Stashiu]

    Neo (d1c681)

  4. Dong!

    509th Bob (dd1bdb)

  5. Ding!

    Comment by Karl — 1/20/2012 @ 6:18 am


    Dong!

    Comment by 509th Bob — 1/20/2012 @ 6:42 am

    Stop it. STOP it. STOP MOCKING USSSSS!!!!

    Hostess Cupcakes, having just filed for bankruptcy (again) (325a59)

  6. Who gives a crap if seven year olds miss a day at Disney their parents have scrimped and saved to afford?

    I want to give a speech and I want everyone to listen to ME and I want it NOW!

    President Barack H. Obama, Healer of Planets and Suppressor of Tides, I mean Tourism (325a59)

  7. ^^ Sheesh, I thought I was spoiled.

    Veruca Salt (325a59)

  8. I have sworn off Hostess Cupcakes as well as hostesses for the duration of this campaign in accordance with my deeply held sense of electoral morality.

    Newt Gingrich (5aed1f)

  9. That’s not what he told me. He wanted a SuzyQ/Zinger marriage, IYKWIMAITYD

    Marianne Gingrich, who, interestingly, elected to retain the name of the man she hates (325a59)

  10. DLS is a no good with a no Tutsi Frutsi ice cream.

    Chico Marx (4350a8)

  11. Did someone say Tutsi Frutsi ice cream? I’d like to order some for my date, waiter. Whoops, let me just pick the dinner plates off the floor for you. Things sure are sliding around on this ship, no? Wonder who I should talk to about that. Oh well, after dessert. More wine please!

    Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Slippatoni (325a59)

  12. Marianne is an evil bytch she is a cheating tramp.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  13. You know what’s worse than anything zippy has down? Go to my link to slate, and find out, that’s what?!

    juiceboxgerd (721840)

  14. After “kicking” Newt out of the speakership, I was Speaker of the House until 2006. I did soooOOOO much more for conservatism than my predecessor.

    Denny Hastert (ced8b3)

  15. down=done

    juiceboxgerd (721840)

  16. RACISTS!!!

    Ofoodstamp sycophant (721840)

  17. Snow White?
    Typical white person.

    It's all about the O (325a59)

  18. I’m here in front of this castle to announce a new initiative: Cindrellynda.

    It’ll only cost another 14 billion, and good news – that’ll go to my friends in the unions. If you love me, you’ll want my friends to be happy with me. And for me to look good. And for me to be able to blame somebody else. And for me to….

    The One, who for some reason Oprah's not calling me that anymore (325a59)

  19. Read and weep, mene, mene tekel upharsin.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/152114/Six-Voters-Obama-Romney-Matchup.aspx

    grim reaper (1de2db)

  20. Throwing around Judeo-Christian Bible allusions, are we? Islamophobe!

    *sigh* Well, we have to pick SOMEbody, I guess. Lessee now…

    Ene mene miney moe (325a59)

  21. Mickey Mouse. Check!

    Goofy. Check!

    Magic Kingdom. Check!

    Fantasyland. Check!

    Obama Administration. Check!

    Yup, everything’s right where it’s supposed to be.

    Mr. Sock (5ab3ea)

  22. I haven’t lost my temper in 40 years; but, Pilgrim, you caused a lot of trouble this morning; might have got somebody killed; and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won’t. I won’t. The hell I won’t!

    G.W. McClintock (6451eb)

  23. Wow 40 years without anger?

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  24. Muslims worship a different god than us.

    Dohbidenthesmart (ef98f0)

  25. Wow 40 years without anger?

    Comment by Dohbiden — 1/20/2012 @ 9:45 am

    Yeah, I’m totally not getting that either.

    First Lady Michelle Obama (325a59)

  26. have sworn off Hostess Cupcakes as well as hostesses for the duration of this campaign in accordance with my deeply held sense of electoral morality.

    Comment by Newt Gingrich — 1/20/2012 @ 6:57 am | (Ignore this user)

    Don’t worry, we drove them out of business for you.

    Hope, change, and a sensible diet for the peasants. That’s the Michelle and Baracko difference.

    BARACKO BAMA (7362cd)

  27. “There’s no question at times in my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”

    [Actual quote. He labeled “love of country” as a contributing factor to his cheating . . . Mom, apple pie and a piece of ass on the side.]

    The Sneaker Out of the House (d7eedf)

  28. Actually I tripped and fell into the lifeboat adultery.
    And couldn’t get back up.
    Twice.
    Could’ve happened to anyone.
    .
    .
    .
    Attsa mattah you?

    Newt Gingrich (325a59)

  29. What means “misogynist”?

    Dohbiden (d7eedf)

  30. I dunno.

    gulrud (d7eedf)

  31. Moochelle Obama has been angry for 993 Years now.

    Dohbiden (ef98f0)

  32. I’m a lesbian.

    DohBidensSockpuppet (ef98f0)

  33. 3 wives, 3 religions. World tour, baby! Whoo!!!

    Speaker Leroy (d7eedf)

  34. Yes, I told my daughters all of my bedroom secrets; and No, that’s not “icky”.

    Speaker Leroy (d7eedf)

  35. And when I say that what Marianne said is not true, I mean that I never ‘asked for an open marriage’ . . .

    I don’t ask, baby — I take what I want! Whoo!!!

    Speaker Leroy (d7eedf)

  36. Moochelle Obama has been angry for 993 Years now.

    Comment by Dohbiden — 1/20/2012 @ 11:16 am

    That’s utterly ridiculous.

    Oh wait. You mean Klingon years, right? OK then.

    I denounce myself but it's such a big, irresistible target (325a59)

  37. What’s that? More allegations that I’m a scumbag? Here, everyone, let me bring my grand prop grandson on-stage. Aww, isn’t he cute?

    Speaker Leroy (d7eedf)

  38. 3 wives, 3 religions. World tour, baby! Whoo!!!

    Comment by Speaker Leroy — 1/20/2012 @ 11:21 am | (Ignore this user)

    Yes, I told my daughters all of my bedroom secrets; and No, that’s not “icky”.

    Comment by Speaker Leroy — 1/20/2012 @ 11:24 am | (Ignore this user)

    And when I say that what Marianne said is not true, I mean that I never ‘asked for an open marriage’ . . .

    I don’t ask, baby — I take what I want! Whoo!!!

    Comment by Speaker Leroy

    Trashy Mitt Romney Supporter (7362cd)

  39. Just because she’s 23 years younger, and likes jewelry, does NOT mean that my wife has sugar-daddy issues.

    [And NO, the fact that she’s the same age as my daughters doesn’t mean I have any issues, either. Geez, I’m from Pennsylvania, not West Virginny!]

    Speaker Leroy (d7eedf)

  40. Just because she’s 23 years younger, and likes jewelry, does NOT mean that my wife has sugar-daddy issues.

    [And NO, the fact that she’s the same age as my daughters doesn’t mean I have any issues, either. Geez, I’m from Pennsylvania, not West Virginny!]

    Comment by Speaker Leroy

    And just wait ’till someone trashes Mitt’s family or his religion. It’s OK to do that to Mitt’s opponent’s though. Because I love him.

    In both ideological and non-ideological ways, Mitt Romney = turning the GOP into the democrat party. Trashy.

    I don’t wanna hear nothin’ about conservative records, because Newt’s religious views are funny and he changed them and his wife is a whore!

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Trashy Mitt Romney Supporter (7362cd)

  41. Hey baby, wanna bang . . . my gavel?

    Sleazer of the House (d7eedf)

  42. And Newt’s family and religion were trashed WHERE?

    Sockittothepoint (d7eedf)

  43. “I hold a commanding lead in all the election polls. So let it be written, so let it be done!”

    Barack Ramses Obama, Pharaoh (7051ab)

  44. Yep, I had the American flag tattooed on my dirty weasel. That’s ’cause I’m a patriot, baby! Whoo!!!

    Speaker Leroy (d7eedf)

  45. And Newt’s family and religion were trashed WHERE?

    Comment by Sockittothepoint

    3 wives, 3 religions. World tour, baby! Whoo!!!

    Comment by Speaker Leroy

    Just because she’s 23 years younger, and likes jewelry, does NOT mean that my wife has sugar-daddy issues.

    Mitt Romney's fans are brave when they are anonymous (7362cd)

  46. Let’s not forget that Mormonism is both racist and sexist.

    OK… let’s forget it actually. Because religion is off limits, right? If Newt changed his faith, that’s none of your God Damned Business, right?

    Or is it OK to talk about that?

    Hurry up and calculate which way helps Mitt the most (hint… it’s if it’s off limits).

    What's good for the goose (7362cd)

  47. I repeat: Where in this thread were the denominations of Baptist, Lutheran or Roman Catholicism ‘trashed’ AT ALL?

    And the only trashing of his family I can see is Dohbiden calling his ex-wife “a lying bytch”.

    Sockthetruthintheeye (d7eedf)

  48. Mr. goose should not take the Lord’s name in vain.

    Sockthetruthintheeye (d7eedf)

  49. I repeat: Where in this thread were the denominations of Baptist, Lutheran or Roman Catholicism ‘trashed’ AT ALL?

    Newt has every right to change his faith without that being trashed by you and your pals. It’s none of your god damned business.

    Your straw man defense if pathetic and obviously dishonest.

    And the only trashing of his family I can see is Dohbiden

    You are either an idiot or a disgusting trashy liar. Which is it? “my wife has sugar-daddy issues.” UGh

    “the fact that she’s the same age as my daughters doesn’t mean I have any issues”

    “I told my daughters all of my bedroom secrets; and No, that’s not “icky”.”

    That’s trashy too. How Newt talks to his daughters about his marital issues is not “icky”. It’s also none of your god damned business, you disgusting filth.

    Romney fans move from one candidate to post disgusting trash about to another candidate to post disgusting trash about.

    Romney fans are so brave (7362cd)

  50. I repeat: Where in this thread were the denominations of Baptist, Lutheran or Roman Catholicism ‘trashed’ AT ALL?

    And we both know why you limited it to this thread, given how one of the disgusting Romney fans trashed Methodists dishonestly.

    Romney fans are so brave (7362cd)

  51. The Prince Charming is a lie.

    Typical Snow White person (b0e533)

  52. I take it you’re saying it’s religion is not off limits?

    I mean, does it matter if Romney thinks black people will turn white when they go to heaven, as blackness is “proof of racial inferiority” because of the curse of cain, forgiven (but still an accurate explanation for black skin and what Mormons justified slavery with) in 1978? It might actually be a political liability against Obama.

    I thought Romney fans were saying religion is off limits, but now Newt is being trashed for changing his religion from one denomination to another.

    I’m guessing those whines were completely insincere. At one point, talking about a man’s faith didn’t help Romney, at another point, it did help Romney. People with no character will simply flip flop when that happens. And if you’re cool with flip flopping, you’re probably a big Romney fan already.

    I think we should just not trash Newt for his faith, whatever it is or isn’t, whether it’s up to your standards or not, and similarly not worry about Romney’s. We have more serious issues to discuss. I realize, on the issues, Newt beats Romney hands down among conservatives, but that’s just too bad.

    There’s only one commenter who has gone the ‘is he a pervert route’ in the past, and it’s not Haiku. I think whoever this person is should really reconsider their life and why they want to be this nasty.

    Romney fans are so brave (7362cd)

  53. I had to take a shower after standing so close to the President.

    Mickey Mouse (b15200)

  54. Me too! It was awful. And icky. The things you have to do to keep a job.

    Goofy (b15200)

  55. Newt Gingrich is better than Mitt Romney

    Thomas Sowell (7362cd)

  56. Yes, Newt Gingrich is better than Mitt Romney

    Rick Perry (7362cd)

  57. I’d vote Newt over Romney, too.

    Sarah Palin (7362cd)

  58. Thomas Sowell is homosexual, Rick Perry worships the devil, and Sarah Palin wasn’t trig’s mother!!!!

    hahahahahahaha

    Romney Fanatic (7362cd)

  59. My biggest flaw? Let me explain it to you.

    LOL, Mitt. It’ll be easier than debating ‘electable’ mccain was!

    If you rethuglikkkans don’t nominate Mitt, can you at least make him the VP candidate? Finally someone Joe Biden can outsmart.

    Barack Obama (7362cd)

  60. Reappply my rosey red rear end Obama. The Chinese are going to pay for a pipeline to the coast so we won’t need to sell oil to you. Pssssst!

    Harper of Canada (a1fcca)

  61. Look, just because somebody makes clear they don’t like “my cheatin’ heart” Newt doesn’t mean they like Mitt, or support him. Or Ron Paul for that matter. Or whoever’s still in the race as of this timestamp. Yeesh.

    Sister Mary Elizabeth Sickofemall, aka Nun of the Above (577ce5)

  62. Newt’s theme song
    “Comin’ Round The Mountain”

    The Hillbilly Cats (44de53)

  63. Newt has every right to change his faith without that being trashed by you and your pals. It’s none of your god damned business.
    — Oh wait. I thought I was trashing his religion, not him personally. Gee, I wish you would make up your g-d mind!

    Your straw man defense if pathetic and obviously dishonest.
    — You’re the one that said I was trashing his religion.

    You are either an idiot or a disgusting trashy liar. Which is it? “my wife has sugar-daddy issues.” UGh
    — He says as he takes a quote out of context.

    That’s trashy too. How Newt talks to his daughters about his marital issues is not “icky”. It’s also none of your god damned business, you disgusting filth.
    — Ah, can you feel the love?

    Romney fans move from one candidate to post disgusting trash about to another candidate to post disgusting trash about.
    — It’s a wonder Newt hasn’t been crowned King, since he never does anything wrong.

    Sockthetruthintheeye (d7eedf)

  64. What do John Kerry and Mitt Romney have in common?

    They both fled to France during the Vietnam war!

    I guess Kerry wasn’t a draft dodger at the time. Oddly, the one who praised the war also is the one who couldn’t be bothered to fight in it.

    Draft Dodger (7362cd)

  65. – It’s a wonder Newt hasn’t been crowned King, since he never does anything wrong.

    Comment by Sockthetruthintheeye — 1

    WTF WTF holy sh… god damn that burns. What the hell? Help! Help! Water! I need water! I’m on fire!

    Straw Man (7362cd)

  66. I am not a pervert. I just like to visit strange places, a lot.

    I should have been a Mormon, then I could have chosen as many spiritual brides as I wanted. I should talk to Mitt about that.

    Newt's Wandering Wand (bf33e9)

  67. There is only one legitimate point of view and I will tell you what it is. Anybody else here holding a different point of view is just a troll.

    Righteously Angry Daniels/Perry/Gingrich Fan (bf33e9)

  68. at least it wasn’t a devil with the blue dress on that caused the second fall of Newt.

    Mitch Ryder (b486eb)

  69. You have to ask yourself, “has 4 inches ever covered so much ground?”

    Newt's Little Pink Willie (b486eb)

  70. There is only one legitimate point of view and I will tell you what it is. Anybody else here holding a different point of view is just a troll.

    Comment by Righteously Angry Daniels/Perry/Gingrich Fan

    Come on! Give me some rest here. I am running out of replacement fire extinguishers!

    Straw Man (7362cd)

  71. Mr. Romney,
    Dreamer I know what your thinking’,
    I can see it in your face
    Maybe before you were happy,
    But now your thoughts aren’t on this race.

    Tommy Bolin (44de53)

  72. I hate you Newt!

    Hate hate hate hate!!!!!!!

    Kinda like taxes, though.

    John Sununu (7362cd)

  73. Hmmm…

    Daniels, then Perry, then Newt.

    What does this pattern signify? Hmmmm.

    Most conservative who can win (7362cd)

  74. Tommy Bolin was a junkie.

    Mitch Ryder (b486eb)

  75. Now he’s a dead junkie.

    Mitch Ryder (b486eb)

  76. True, but man could he play guitar.

    Billy Cobham (44de53)

  77. The District of Columbia is not allowed to trap rats and release them in Virginia. That includes members of the DC City Council as well as the four legged variety.

    Va Attorney General (a1fcca)

  78. I am introducing a law to prevent the District of Columbia from releasing rats in MD. We have more than enough here already. And the DC councl members have to stay in DC as well. We have more than our share of two legged rats in PG County.

    MD Baltimore Delegate (a1fcca)

  79. Remember when sock puppet threads were funny?

    JD (7f6bca)

  80. It’s just a matter of professsional courtesy

    councilwoman cheh (87e966)

  81. Cobham… now THERE’S a drummer!

    Colonel Haiku (b486eb)

  82. Oddly, the one who praised the war also is the one who couldn’t be bothered to fight in it.
    — Romney “praised” the war in Vietnam?

    Sockthetruthintheeye (d7eedf)

  83. And we both know why you limited it to this thread, given how one of the disgusting Romney fans trashed Methodists dishonestly.
    Comment by Romney fans are so brave — 1/20/2012 @ 1:28 pm

    — Not me, buddy, since I am a Methodist.

    [That would be a cool campaign button: Methodists For Mitt!]

    Sockthetruthintheeye (d7eedf)

  84. Remember when sock puppet threads were funny?
    Comment by JD — 1/20/2012 @ 5:09 pm

    — It’s becoming harder and harder. Of course, if one poster in particular would get into the spirit of “it’s just jokes, folks” . . .

    Sockthetruthintheeye (d7eedf)

  85. I take it you’re saying it’s religion is not off limits?
    — I have never criticized the religious beliefs of any candidate, ever.

    I mean, does it matter if Romney thinks black people will turn white when they go to heaven, as blackness is “proof of racial inferiority” because of the curse of cain, forgiven (but still an accurate explanation for black skin and what Mormons justified slavery with) in 1978? It might actually be a political liability against Obama.
    — I don’t know. I don’t criticize candidates for their religious views … but you just did. BTW, I wonder if you have any proof that Romney believes in what you said.

    I thought Romney fans were saying religion is off limits, but now Newt is being trashed for changing his religion from one denomination to another.
    — Yeah, well, a joke in a sockpuppet thread about Newt changing religions as often as he changes wives should probably NOT be equated with “trashing” him.

    There’s only one commenter who has gone the ‘is he a pervert route’ in the past, and it’s not Haiku. I think whoever this person is should really reconsider their life and why they want to be this nasty.
    — Asking if Newt is a pervert? Again, not me, buddy.

    Sockthetruthintheeye (d7eedf)

  86. Always remember to never forget, sock, that even though he hails from Texas, his real heritage is Middle Eastern. And if they’re not kept under your boot, they’re at your throat.

    General Major (b486eb)

  87. Go To Hell, ABC News.

    South Carolina (7362cd)

  88. Always remember to never forget, sock, that even though he hails from Texas, his real heritage is Middle Eastern. And if they’re not kept under your boot, they’re at your throat.

    Comment by General Major —

    WTF is your problem?

    You guys try so hard to provoke good people.

    Whoever wrote that people with my heritage need to be kept under their boot is an asshole and you would not be man enough to say that to my face. You know it, I know it. Hope you’re real proud of yourself, big tough man hiding out on the internet to say things he would never say to someone in person. Prove me wrong. Identify yourself.

    BTW, it’s really bizarre seeing someone complain about criticism of comment A and then explain they didn’t make comment A. How does that make criticism of comment A invalid? Playing ‘who left the comment’ giggle games is stupid.

    BTW, I do not think Romney’s faith is relevant in the slightest. Don’t assume I have positions I do not have, you racist idiot.

    Dustin (7362cd)


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