Perhaps the Saddest Person on the Planet

This guy.






150 replies
  1. 1
    MikeJ says:

    You’re in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down…

  2. 2
    c u n d gulag says:

    Poor guy.

    He’ll be “Going Galt” in his own personnal life – and mind – and that’s WAAAAAAY too small a place to support even ONE FECKIN’ IDJIT!!!

    Go ahead, loser.
    Ignore reality.
    Never mind that that’s what got you into this mess in the first place.

  3. 3
    Tonal Crow says:

    Please Go Galt. Go Galt hard, long, and deep. Go so Galt that you actually get off your ass and move to that earthly paradise where there is no government, where everybody prays constantly, and where everyone has at least one gun. Get off your lazy good-for-nothing ass, move to Somalia, and scrape together a living from the rock-hard earth with your own Galtite hands, you worthless piece of GOP.

  4. 4
    muddy says:

    No, he’s excited and happy because everyone is talking about him on the internet.

  5. 5
    Suffern ACE says:

    Oh please. If there were any justice in the world, he’d be ignored and our very own McClaren would be interviewed in a magazine. I give her credit for her persistence, and this dweeb writes one slit your wrist post and everyone’s aflutter.

  6. 6
    forked tongue says:

    He is so sad, and yet he makes me so happy!

    Favorite quote from the comments:

    “MEXICAN BRAIN SURGERY Y’ALL”

  7. 7
    Enhanced Mooching Techniques says:

    So why didn’t they ask the obvious question of this libertarian;

    You are old and sick and the only people who are willing to help you are your Democrat relatives since you libertarian friends don’t help moochers like old and sick people. Do you tell them to take a hike and do you die alone in your own filth for The Cause or do you accept their help?

  8. 8
    Jay in Oregon says:

    @MikeJ:
    DAMMMIT! The first comment, too!

  9. 9
    Tonal Crow says:

    So many Wormtongues has so many sads today, I’m starting to believe that America has a future.

  10. 10
    shecky says:

    Just how big an asshat is Dondero? So big that he was routinely and mercilessly mocked on Reason’s threads whenever he posted.

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    Keith G says:

    John. I really hope no one cares about this. The campaign for this election is fini and we won. Drop the “Omg, look what they said” posts for a while. We know they are feckless turds. Move on.

    Let’s leave the idiots on the other side to fixate on the past while we talk about the future.

    I notice ABL has a similar post below. Jeeesh. Time to pay a visit.

  12. 12
    Enhanced Mooching Techniques says:

    @forked tongue: I am also curious why he thinks a Mexican surgeon wouldn’t be a socialist.

  13. 13
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    As I said this morning, this guy is an unsympathetic Ignatius J Reilly, as are most hateful glibertarians, and most of the NRO staff.

    also, too, you know who else has a big sad? the world’s leading female drag queen:

    Coulter lamented Romney’s presidential loss when she called into Ingraham’s show. “I’m pretty pessimistic about the country,” she said. She said that Romney ran a “magnificent campaign,” a comment with which Ingraham strongly disagreed.
    “People are suffering. The country is in disarray. If Mitt Romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. We have more takers than makers and it’s over. There is no hope,” Coulter said.

  14. 14
    OmerosPeanut says:

    I’d rather the interviewer had asked him, “Is this what it means to be a libertarian?”

  15. 15
    unspiek says:

    Sweet are the tears of unutterable sorrow!

  16. 16

    A Democrat is hanging from a ledge, and you ask him to say “Obama sucks.” He does, and you pull him up. And then he says, “Thanks for saving me, but Obama doesn’t suck, actually.” Do you push him back off?

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    cathyx says:

    This sounds like a joke. But if it is for real, this guy is making his world so small, he’ll get bored with it very soon.

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    plosin says:

    Sad? Funny too. Who the eff cares what this posturing pusillanimous twerp thinks. Does he really think the world around him is going to be worse off for his pulling his head into his little shell? Go ahead, Mr. Dondero. See how many people miss you.

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    feebog says:

    @ Keith G.

    I think we need a week to soak in the salty tears of wingnut hysteria. By next Monday I will be ready for a towel and a look forward. Unitl then, pointing out that we have not yet reached peak wingnut is fair game.

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    EconWatcher says:

    I used to frequent Reason magazine’s blog, Hit and Run (don’t ask me why). Dondero was considered a troll and a nutcase even there. So I don’t think he really merits our attention, or New York magazine’s. This is the worst kind of nutpicking.

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    cathyx says:

    @Joseph Nobles: This is what I mean when I say it has to be a joke.

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    Chris says:

    No one asked him the turtle question? Oh, well –

    I have left the Democrat Party and will never vote Democrat again.

    I seriously don’t get this whole “Democrat Party” crap. I don’t. Like, what are they trying to do? It’s not like “Democrat” as opposed to “Democratic” is any more insulting. All it does is showcase their ignorance of the English language.

    Simple: Avoid them both. Go to Mexico for your medical treatment. Avoid all the red tape and bureaucracy.

    So much for America having the best health care in the world, eh?

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    celticdragonchick says:

    @MikeJ:

    You’re in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down…

    Exactly. This asshole would fail a VK test and get “retired” by a Blade Runner detective in a heartbeat.

    And nobody would shed a tear.

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    dmsilev says:

    This boggles the mind:

    I’ve just had a pretty intense experience with someone close to me today, someone I’ve known since childhood. It’s hard for me not to respond to this person. Very, very hard. But so far, I’ve held. If there is one person out there who I would break down my rule for it is this person. Lifelong friend. East Coast in fact. It’s been 24 hours and I’m still holding strong. this person read the original piece I wrote. The email response from this individual sits in my in-box. I almost responded twice today. Even started writing the reply. But I pulled back. I am truly hoping that this person sends me an email with the following message in the Subject line: I have left the Democrat Party and will never vote Democrat again.

    So, you’ve written off a life-long friend and until and unless that lifelong friend comes groveling with exactly the response you demand he will be an unperson to you.

    I’m guessing he doesn’t have all that many good friends.

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    BGinCHI says:

    He would go to Mexico for his brain surgery.

    They would charge him only one peso.

    “Eez a small job,” the surgeon will say.

  26. 26
    DPS says:

    Awww. Somebody is feeling pouty. :(

  27. 27
    freelancer says:

    @MikeJ:

    The tortoise was a Democrat.

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    kindness says:

    Certainly this guy is an asshole of the highest calibur but my favorite so far is the youtube of the woman who goes on a 25 minute rant cussing out everyone the whole time that Romney is losing and no one forwards her youtube videos.

    Thank God Obama won cause it could have been one of us.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    From the article:

    Elton John is a toughie. You know he leans left. But he made friends with Rush Limbaugh of all people last year. So, I give him a pass.

    Appeasenik!

    I deem him insufficiently loyal to The Cause!

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    BGinCHI says:

    Does he drive on the roads?

    Communist!!

    Get the fuck off our tarmac, taker!

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    Liberty60 says:

    I loved his bit in the original post, where he goes on about how he talks loudly in checkout lines about how he is spending his hard earned money, unlike those welfare moochers with their EBT cards!

    Jesus, I am so glad he is on their side.

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    celticdragonchick says:

    @shecky:

    Yep. He actually has a blog page dedicated to his mocking his assholishness here…

    The Libertarian community pretty much seem to think he is a fucking whackjob.

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    lacp says:

    Jesus. I live in Philly, and I think I may have met this guy. Most of the taprooms I go to are full of wingnuts, though most of them aren’t (in my experience) as insanely hostile to all life on Earth as this bozo. Have met some pretty strange ones, though.

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    Citizen Alan says:

    I’m almost sympathetic to him in a way. For the last month, I had been emotionally preparing for a complete mental break-down in the event of a Romney win. I had a list of people I was going to contact the next day to inform that they had voted for the Antichrist and would deserve the hell God had prepared for them (one of whom was a former boss). There’s every chance it could have been me posting an insane 20-minute rant on Youtube as I steadily go drunk on Schnapps. Now, I feel ten years younger, and I suddenly have a strange sense of compassion for all the emotional basketcases on the Right. Totally unexpected.

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    JPL says:

    Karl Rove is looking for a new friend but he charges a small fee for his friendship.

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    Lost in America says:

    This guy will CRUISE through the 2016 Republican primary!

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    MattF says:

    Some people, in fact, are fools. Way of the world.

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    Liberty60 says:

    @BGinCHI:

    “You go to Mexico for your brain surgery. The private doctor only accepts Ameros…”

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    @cathyx: Oh, I’m sure this guy is straight up serious about what he’s saying. I was born and raised in Alabama, and the level of butthurt I see on Facebook has reached 1860’s proportions.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @kindness:

    That’s what I found so funny about that. She sounded exactly the way I would have sounded if Obama had lost (but only my poor husband would have heard it all).

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    lacp says:

    @dmsilev: I sorta doubt that this friend actually exists.

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    freelancer says:

    @Jay in Oregon:

    DAMMMIT! The first comment, too!

    Nope.

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    lacp says:

    @dmsilev: I sorta doubt that this friend actually exists.

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    General Stuck says:

    Right now the wingnuts are mired in the shock stage of grief. Pretty soon they will make it to the blame and anger stage, and hurl everything and the kitchen sink at one another. Then it will get very bad.

    Some of the brighter bulbs in that house of horror, are starting to figure out what the rest of us have known for a while now. That They have slipped their surgeon knots and look ugly to too many people with a vote in this country. How they tame that beast will be driven by an insatiable appetite for power for breaking shit across the globe. Watch yer backs. The slung shit, It will come from every direction.

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    redshirt says:

    You encounter a hydra – 4 of the heads are Democrat, 3 are Republican, and 1 is for Ron Paul. Cutting off any head gives you another head that has a 45% chance of being Democrat, 35% Republican, and 40% Ron Paul.

    Which head do you cut off?

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    Comrade Jake says:

    The part about Elton John cracked me up.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Keith G: Oh come on let us enjoy the lamentation of the (wo)men a bit. Some of us have been waiting our whole lives for this.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Joseph Nobles: It gets worse in the 1870s, after Reconstruction kicks in for reals.

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    This infographic snapped from Fox News is hilarious. They basically prove what we DFH’s have been saying all along, that Republican voters are ignorant.

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    KG says:

    @Keith G: I think there’s some grounds for spiking the football… it’s not like the entire offensive line is busting out the full Thriller dance yet, either. And really, just think, if this is how they reacted when Romney lost – something any sane onlooker could have seen two months ago – imagine what the internet would be like today if Romney would have actually won… This is a totally acceptable “point and laugh” deal.

  51. 51
    General Stuck says:

    Who will be the first brave republican to tell General Malkin she is full of shit and relieved of duty?

  52. 52
    gogol's wife says:

    @Comrade Jake:

    I liked the part about Oingo Boingo. Needs more cowbell. (I guess that was another group, though.)

  53. 53
    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    Shouldn’t this guy be cutting off everyone who didn’t vote for Gary Johnson? I thought that libertdelusionaltarians weren’t Republicans.

  54. 54
    Maude says:

    @JPL:
    Rove is going to have to pay for any friends. He screwed up royally. HAHA.

  55. 55
    BGinCHI says:

    @Comrade Jake: Yeah, he “leans left.”

    Who knew?

    Next you’ll be telling me Reagan was in a union.

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    eric nny says:

    Maybe we could convince these petulant children that Galtland is real, but overseas. But who really deserves these assholes? I’d sat Antarctica but really, what did those poor SOB penguins do to us?

  57. 57
    Mark S. says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    “People are suffering. The country is in disarray. If Mitt Romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. We have more takers than makers and it’s over. There is no hope,” Coulter said.

    I hope those were her last words before overdosing on sleeping pills and gin.

  58. 58
    AA+ Bonds says:

    If Barack Obama replaces Tim Geithner with Erskine Bowles then the fix is in on slashing Social Security and Medicare

    So let’s hope not

  59. 59
    BGinCHI says:

    Are all of these libertarian dudes modeling themselves after Harry Dean Stanton’s character in “Repo Man”?

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    ericblair says:

    @Liberty60:

    Jesus, I am so glad he is on their side.

    Meh, that rant was good, but we get high-quality firebagger butthurt day-in day-out that puts it to shame. It’s just the novelty factor of their side doing the whole GBCW “hope you all sicken and die in a vat of your own stupidity and iniquity and with your dying breath you will see that I was right and you were wrong and I will LAUUGH”.

  61. 61
    Jim Faith says:

    How can I miss you if you won’t go away (or go galt … just go already).

  62. 62
    BGinCHI says:

    @AA+ Bonds: I heard that speculation on NPR and almost drove off the road and killed a thousand people.

    Fuck Erskine Bowles. No way that late that asshole have that job.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Dondero, reasoning that the only recourse to Obama’s victory is “outright revolt,” laid out the terms of the “personal boycott” against Democrats which he plans to maintain for the rest of his life and that he hopes his followers will as well. What does the boycott entail? Cutting all ties with Democratic family members, friends, and lovers; refusing to work for a Democratic boss; spitting on the ground when a Democrat talks to you; and possibly shitting on your Democratic neighbor’s lawn, among other things:

    In my experience Republicans and Democrats don’t interact much at all anymore compared to how it used to be just ten years ago or before – they don’t listen to the same music or have the same hobbies and in many cases don’t work in the same industries

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    General Stuck says:

    @Keith G:

    Tell you what Cole. Why don’t you give Keith G his own thread and he can tell us heathens what are acceptable topics to speak of.

    Personally, I don’t plan to stop the beating until Limbaugh ties a rainbow scarf around his fat head.

    These unelected idiots are what a lot of elected republicans are terrified. I plan to assist in taking them out rhetorically, one by one.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Chris: nope. Luntz focused grouped it and it works. Also it pisses off democrats. Double score. The time spent whining about it is time wasted not pointing out that they want to starve your grandmother and slit the throats of school children.

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    Violet says:

    Anyone here have insights into the Going Galt culture? Wingnut acquaintance is talking about moving to “Atlantis.” I don’t know enough about it. WTF is he talking about? Don’t think it’s the mythical lost city in the sea, although it would be interesting. if all the Galtists decided to drown themselves en masse.

  67. 67

    In ’06 and ’08 a lot of Democrats assigned the GOP to the dustbin of history and then there was ’10. I’d suggest that celebration is a fine thing but blind optimism isn’t.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    @BGinCHI:

    You wouldn’t think the NC Democrats would let him lose two Senate elections in a row for them but he is as adept a weasel as you will ever encounter, and I’ve had a couple face to face conversations with the guy

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    He’s not sad.

    He’s pathetic.

    You know, sometimes, a dog will sit by the curb on a rainy day looking pathetic, and some rich lady driving by will see the dog, feel sorry for him, and take him into her car and drive him off to a life of luxury in her huge mansion.

    But not very often.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    @Chuck Butcher:

    In ‘06 and ‘08 a lot of Democrats assigned the GOP to the dustbin of history and then there was ‘10. I’d suggest that celebration is a fine thing but blind optimism isn’t.

    And of course there is always violent civil unrest to factor in, which happens a lot more often in history than many Americans imagine

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @AA+ Bonds: If he replaces Clinton as SoS with ED-209, we know he will invade Iran.

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    kasnarski says:

    @Keith G:

    yeah…i agree…let’s move forward and stop feeding trolls like this idjit

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Violet: Seasteading!

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @Violet:

    Your libertarian acquaintance doesn’t get out much. Project Atlantis was a libertarian grift began back in the Seventies whose stated intention was to create a libertarian utopia by building an island in international waters. The project was abandoned in the mid-Nineties.

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    ericblair says:

    @eric nny:

    Maybe we could convince these petulant children that Galtland is real, but overseas.

    I thought it was like the butterfly farm that Dad told you they took old Rover to when he started to get really sick. “No honey, don’t be silly, St. Reagan is still alive! He’s in Galtland, making magic steel and playing in vats of money all day! So eat your ketchup, and take all the cookies from your little brother because he’s too weak to defend himself and is the biggest moocher in the house.”

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    General Stuck says:

    Somebody posted a case last night, where a father cut off his daughter’s college education because she liked Obama. I want to know about these things, as they describe the mental state of the right.

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    Rosalita says:

    I experienced a guy just like this yesterday.

    I belong to a group page on FB that is for people who grew up in my hometown. Its a fun nostalgic thing. Yesterday, one of the members puts up post demanding to know who voted for Obama. His intention was to block anyone who voted for Obama, even if they were his friend. Of course people started pushing back and soon he was writing on people’s walls demanding to know how they voted. Of course some people piped up that they did and proudly. I guess he tired of blocking people because he has now disappeared. It was surreal that someone is so fucking worked up that they are picking fights, on FB for fuck’s sake.

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    GxB says:

    Can’t help but note his resemblance to a younger Ditka (no offense Bears fans.) Secondly, in order to Go Gault don’t you have to produce something of value? – scratch that, we’ll gladly waive that requirement here.

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    Schlemizel says:

    “You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike”

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    BGinCHI says:

    @GxB: Ditka is a giant douchebag.

    Apologies to working, effective bags of saline (or whatever it is).

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @Citizen Alan:

    There’s every chance it could have been me posting an insane 20-minute rant on Youtube as I steadily go drunk on Schnapps. Now, I feel ten years younger, and I suddenly have a strange sense of compassion for all the emotional basketcases on the Right. Totally unexpected.

    I’m not far from that myself. I remember how dispiriting it was to watch Kerry lose in 2004, although I didn’t go the public-rending-of-garments/fuck-all-y’all route that conservatives have chosen.

    And maybe in a day or so these stories will seem like piling on. But dammit, after the past few months of race-baiting gutter poltiics, I’m happy that Obama got re-elected; I’m happy that some of those snakes on the right got bounced out of Congress; I love that Elizabeth Warren was elected; and I’m going to bask in that for a while.

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    Jay C says:

    Is that “saddest” as in “feeling the worst” or “most pathetic“??

    Never mind: it’s probably both….

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    I wish these folks would stop threatening to run away from home and just do it.

    Go sell all you have, invest in your floating Libertarian city and leave us alone.

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    Shawn in ShowMe says:

    @Chuck Butcher:

    Nobody’s assigning the GOP to the dustbin of history. We’re assigning the Reagan Revolution to the dustbin of history. They’re not producing enough angry old white guys to sustain it.

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    Anonymous37 says:

    You know, the obvious non-snarky question is this: why did he make this declaration now? Look, Dondero is an imbecile, but I would actually have slightly more respect for him had he done this a decade ago, or even a couple of years ago. If people who vote for Democrats are an existential threat to civilization, why does the outcome of this election change anything?

    One on my Facebook friends mentioned that 2 of her Republican Facebook friends unfriended her after the election. Which is just pathetic. Making political agreement a requirement to friendship is one thing: a principled, if hugely over-the-top, stand. Doing so after an election is pathetic and suggests that you are terrified of having someone point out to you that you were fundamentally wrong about the objective question of whether the statistical techniques used by most pollsters, and the meta-analysis of the same, was and is correct.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: umm. I don’t think I want Erskine anywhere near anything like the treasury department. Heck, Might even prefer Corzine over Bowles.

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    jwb says:

    @Suffern ACE: I doubt it is focus-group testing that got them to latch onto it, though I’m sure they are happy Dems are pissed by it. Like most slang, it’s primarily used as a tribal marker to indicate “in” status.

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    Strontium 90 says:

    @Jay in Oregon: My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Sonoma and we watched the returns in a local bar with a friendly audience. People (including my wife) were crying when they called it for Bush. Definitely ruined the rest of our night! Consolation drinks were flying around that place…

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    NotMax says:

    Somebody never advanced beyond the Terrible Twos stage of life.

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    Peter Murphy says:

    For some reason, I can imagine him in a NKVD uniform. Different politics, same personality type.

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    Tin Roof says:

    couldn’t agree more

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    ericblair says:

    @Schlemizel:

    “You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike”

    plugh

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    MattR says:

    Perhaps the happiest person on the planet?

    This guy – who just found out power is back on in his apt.

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    JWL says:

    Having been there myself in 1980, 2000, and 2004, I understand how this guy feels. Give him a year, maybe a year and-a-half, and he’ll settle down. He’ll be OK.

    I was a bit too young to feel the anguish of The Trickster’s ’68 triumph in my heart of hearts, but I did understand it was sad/bad news.

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    AkaDad says:

    Those Democrats, who he claims are enemies of liberty, were the ones who got legal weed and same-sex marriage passed.

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    chopper says:

    this guy sounds like he’s already had mexican brain surgery.

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    jwb says:

    @Jay in Oregon: 2004 was extraordinarily traumatic for many people on the left I knew, and the conservative reaction reminds me very much of the liberal reaction then. But liberals tend to direct their anger inward and conservatives outward, so I think the expression of grief will take a quite different form in the days ahead.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @ericblair:
    XYZZY!

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    Violet says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: Thanks. I didn’t know anything about it.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @Anonymous37:

    You know, the obvious non-snarky question is this: why did he make this declaration now?

    Because they were making their big push for Gilded Age 2: Electric Boogaloo, and were defeated. Therefore, to them, the rabble are voting themselves bread and circuses.

    Shit, I wish this election meant that the America was firmly headed towards a rosy, progressive future. But there is still a lot of work to do.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @jwb: yep. This. Heck, we actually do that when we win.

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    MattR says:

    OK, I just read that this guy will listen to Rush because he thinks Peart is an Ayn Rand acolyte. Not surprising, but hilariously misinformed.

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    ericblair says:

    @Schlemizel:

    XYZZY!

    A hollow voice says “Romney.”

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    NotMax says:

    Same faction that was screaming “Get over it!” in 2000.

    Shoe on the other foot not a comfortable fit.

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    Foxhunter says:

    @gogol’s wife: Oing Boingo, huh.

    Yeah, Dead Man’s Party seems to work just fine.

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    Schlemizel says:

    8-{D Just watching last nights Colbert! 8-{D
    8-{D First, the words in the opening? SCARED MITTLESS 8-{D

    8-{D Then he did a dead on impersonation of the drunk lady cursing out her you tube followers! 8-{D

    My cheeks are starting to hurt

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    AkaDad says:

    FYWP

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    bjacques says:

    @ericblair:

    I was in a dead end hallway, about to be caught by the orderlies, but I escaped by drawing a door on the wall and opening it!

    Which reminds me of this!

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    Strontium 90 says:

    @AA+ Bonds: The alternate reality is strong with an old high school friend of mine. We haven’t seen each other in 20 years, but we are friends on facebook. He is a hard-core Catholic and has adopted EVERY right wing position to go with his rabid anti-abortion position. Climate change a hoax? Check. Pro-guns? Check. Takers and makers? Check. And so on.

    He posts a lot and it is clear that nearly everyone he is friends with (with the exception of me it seems) thinks pretty much like he does. They were completely convinced that Romney was going to pull out a close win. Why I asked? The national tracking polls and a simmering desire among enough of the elecorate to get Obama out. What about Nate Silver? His stuff is a “liberal fairy tale” I was told. I gave them my prediction of 332 EV and 51% PV. They howled at me…

    Needless to say, they are in utter shock right now. Not even close to being out of the grief stage yet.

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    Foxhunter says:

    @Schlemizel: The Troll Room!

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Foxhunter:

    Isn’t the Troll Room Wolfbane Blitzers show on Crummy News Network?

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    Gex-mobile says:

    @eric nny: Put ’em on the Arctic ice. Since there’s no climate change, they’d be totally safe.

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    GxB says:

    @BGinCHI: Wait what?! ESPN has been LYING to me about Chicagoans and Ditka?? I gotta sit down a moment, what else have they been feeding me??

    FWIW: The more I hear about Lombardi the less I care for the man.

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    different-church-lady says:

    Go to Mexico for complicated brain surgery: GENIUS!

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    NotMax says:

    @ Gex-mobile

    Put ‘em on the Arctic ice.

    No room once seniors unable to get coverage under Ryan ‘budget’ shipped there.

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    Foxhunter says:

    @Schlemizel: LOL. Yes, and it is fairly GRUEsome.

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    General Stuck says:

    The Republicans are still viable for popular vote wins, locally and nationally. But they are slipping into a semi permanent second fiddle in the electoral college.

    They can still win low turnout elections like 2010, but the POTUS future is leaving them behind. unless they field a superior candidate. But Unless they change their tone and policy substance for the new demographic reality in American, it will get steadily worse for them electorally.

    The only reason they have any power at all right now is insanely convoluted gerrymandering for House seats.

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    danimal says:

    @gogol’s wife: Not even this asshole can dampen my love of Oingo Boingo.

    Also, too, if anyone can make more cowbell sound original and exciting, it would be Danny Elfman–the man’s a genius (and probably one of the richest mofos in Hollywood these days).

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    hep kitty says:

    Since they are packing up as we speak, here are the countries to choose from that do not have socialized medicine: http://www.theatlantic.com/int.....it/259153/ And, yes, I will help you pack. Saturday good for you?

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    Anonymous37 says:

    Jay In Oregon @103:

    Because they were making their big push for Gilded Age 2: Electric Boogaloo, and were defeated. Therefore, to them, the rabble are voting themselves bread and circuses.

    Sure, he now knows that the majority of the rabble are voting for … I don’t know, fascism or something. But had Romney won, the rabble that did vote for Obama would still pose a danger to America, right?

    The timing says it all to me: he’s a whiny-ass titty bitch for the ages. He can’t bear facing anyone who would give him shit about the outcome of the election.

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    Triassic Sands says:

    Poor, poor Eric Dondero. One more question…

    Eric, you are terminally ill and need an organ transplant. Your name comes up, but the donor is a Democrat. You won’t live long enough to get the next organ.

    RIP, suckah. That nasty taste in your mouth right before you die will be your own rancid bile.

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    Hungry Joe says:

    Okay, you guys are laughing, but I’m unnerved. Frightened, actually. What if he rings my doorbell and runs away, or calls me up and asks me if my refrigerator’s running?

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    bjacques says:

    Dammit, b0rked link.

    Trying again…plugh

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    NotMax says:

    @Triassic Sands

    Extrapolating to a science fiction-y time when brain transplants are available.

    Posit that there will be a premium charge for those from Republicans/Libertarians/Evangelicals, much as in the case of used cars.

    “Low mileage, used sparingly only on Sundays”

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    Triassic Sands says:

    Two double posts in a row…Obama gets re-elected and already the whole Internet is collapsing.

    I guess it’s just part of the new give-away America — I push Submit once and get a duplicate post. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

    (I’m going to hit submit once and close my browser — if a duplicate post comes up, the apocalypse is truly upon us.)

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    Eric U. says:

    I will drive them to the airport. And I will pretend that I voted for Romney and that I’m leaving the country too. Whatever it takes

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    MattR says:

    This video seems appropriate

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    NotMax says:

    @Eric U.

    Stick around that airport for a bit, waiting for them to show up stamped “return to sender.”

    In their hubris, what makes them believe anyplace else wants them?

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    andy says:

    I don’t know if anybody has posted this yet, but there’s an awesome Tumblr entitled White People Mourning Romney.

    I personally am planning to gloat for at least another week- here in Minnesota our Republicans were so obnoxious that both houses of Legislature flipped back into DFL hands. We have a real shot at getting back the Minnesota Miracle!

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    Schlemizel says:

    And proving himself an even bigger douche than anyone thought possible is Franky Cracker:
    http://www.charlotteobserver.c.....-down.html

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    Hob says:

    You know, if one person, just one person shouts at strangers about welfare in a supermarket line, they may think he’s really sick …. Can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day shouting at strangers about welfare in a supermarket line. And friends they may think it’s a movement.

    (previous attempt at posting this got moderated, probably because I included a link spelling out the reference, not that you guys need it)

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    catclub says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Too bad Ingraham did not follow up: “So when and where are you going to leave?”

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    Felonius Monk says:

    This guy is a phoney and a stupid piece of shit. Over at their website it sounds like a stunt to increase traffic. Especially from the non-believers — sort of a gotcha, you dropped by!

    But if I was his uncle or cousin or whatever, I would loudly say “Thank God, Shithead won’t be here for Thanksgiving ever again.”

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    g says:

    this guy deserves the bitter hateful shriveled life he will create for himself.

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    General Stuck says:

    @andy:

    Crocodile tears, fuck em. Until they stop the hate for a political platform, they deserve no mercy.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @NotMax:

    This is a characteristic that all libertarian types share.

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    celticdragonchick says:

    Someone at the Agitator told me that the guy is called Dooonnnderrooooo! Apparently, he got that nickname at Reason. When he shows up in the comments, they type “Dooonnnderrooooo!” and ignore him. The guy is an epic troll.

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    Cerberus says:

    I remember that guy. He had possibly the worst defense of Ron Paul back in the primaries.

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    Rosie Outlook says:

    “Honey? You know that weird libertarian cousin of yours we always have to invite because he’s family? Well, I just told him we all voted for Obama …”

    “THANK YOU!”

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    Lurking Canadian says:

    @Chris: I always assumed the Democrat thing was because Democratic sounds like “democratic”, which has good connotations, and kind of conflicts with the Marxist, fascist, sharia stuff.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Violet: Well, there is a very luxurious resort in the Caribbean that is called Atlantis. But you gotta have a lot of money to go there. And I don’t think you can live there permanently; although, who knows.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @MattR: Yay for you.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Suffern ACE: I just doubt the likelihood of it happening.

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    @Suffern ACE: You’re spelling her name like the very cool racing machine. I think she just spells it Mclaren. Can anyone verify that?

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    forked tongue says:

    @andy:

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a sad-trombone sound effect over a privileged white face – forever.

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    Bruce S says:

    Derondo: “Go to Mexico for your medical treatment. Avoid all the red tape and bureaucracy.”

    Yeah, because Mexico is like totally libertarian – no bureaucracy and shit. There is, so I’ve heard, a druggist in Tiajuana who has a concoction that hasn’t passed through all of that fucking FDA red tape, Communist New England Journal of Medicine peer review, etc. that he’ll sell to Derondo if he gets cancer. Which, of course, I hope he never, ever contracts. Because I’m not an asshole. But if he does, I really wish him well shopping for a cure in Mexico which isn’t subject to all of that totalitarian bureaucracy and “red” – if you know what I mean – tape. Also, no reason to assume one couldn’t find the world’s best brain surgeons, unlike that Democraptic hellhole, New York City.

    Reading his responses, I have a terrible feeling that this guy desperately NEEDS brain surgery. ASAP.

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    Bruce S says:

    @andy:

    Wow – that “White People Mourning Romney” totally made my day. I had a great time looking at those assclowns. Wonderful. Couldn’t have made me happier.

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    sherparick says:

    As I think Cole once said: “Peak Wingnut is a myth.”

    I do think it is quite revealing to see the real authoritarian/totalitarian face of libertarianism, and this guy’s choice to stay 17 year old boy forever.

    Again, never has John Rogers aphorism been more appropriate.

    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”

    (As a digression, in defense of the book concerning Orcs, I reread it after reading the late Paul Fussell’s “The Great War and Modern Memory” and came to understand that it anything but a childish fantasy. http://greenbooks.theonering.n.....02_02.html“)

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    fourmorewars says:

    Late to the party, but had to respond to his Steely Dan comment. Dumbass. The rw guitarist he’s talking about has to be ‘Skunk’ Baxter, but SD long ago whittled itself down to Fagen&Becker plus studio musicians, thought everybody knew that. But just to spoil his day a little further, lyric from 2000’s Two Against Nature song ‘Jack of Speed,’ where the narrator mourns an old friend apparently lost to meth:

    Sheila’s party, there’s a case in point/That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint

    So, ohhhhhhhhhh, So sorry, Eric!

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