Our guest columnist is working overtime to silence the annoying buzzing in his head.

The map above is an alternative analysis of the electoral vote standing for this presidential race done for by the author of this article. The methodology for this particular map is quite simple. For each state, the polling data listed for that state at Real Clear Politics is viewed, and when obviously skewed media polls are removed, the remaining credible polls are averaged. If that average shows Obama at 50.1 percent or better, that state is shaded blue for Obama. Any result below that for Obama, and the state is shaded red for Romney. This reflects just about all the undecided vote going to Romney by the time voters cast their ballots in the actual election.

Mitt Romney possible landslide indicated by polling data released today [Arlington Conservative Examiner]

Meanwhile, Mitt’s tanking in Florida. No Florida, no Mitt.

More broadly: Only six states left in play, and Mitt needs to run the board.

These include Florida (29 votes) and Virginia (13). Both of which are just turning solid blue.

Still multiple weeks out, blah blah blah. But Mitt can’t win. Obama has to lose.

Sometimes I wish I could break with reality, like these people. I think that would make life a little easier and probably rid me of my migraines.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ:
Sorry, I didn’t read sooner about your unemployment. I’d raise a glass of something but all I have is water right now being unemployed for 16 months.

I dunno. My former housemate lived in a fantasy world. Spent a lot of time denying the reality of his situation whether it be his health (290lbs with bad knees and high BP) or his diet (horrid) or his “game” or life skills like cooking and cleaning (both non existent) or his financial situation (bad.) Deep down he knew, but he couldn’t face it. Retreated into a world of video games where he didn’t act as pathetic as he was in real life.

Once told me he got a scholarship in engineering at the university I went to. I just nodded, not calling out the lie it was even though I knew. My alma mater didn’t give out scholarships that often and I only know 3 people in my circle of friends who got them all genius types. Then in the same breath stated he wasn’t good at math. Math is the basis of all engineering. No math no way one survives an entire semester.

The guy would freak out like 2 year old when the world didn’t go his way which was often. Epic tantrums. Shameful in a kid, downright disgusting in an adult. Depressed as all hell, but denied he was. He was a man caught in a gordian knot of lies and fantasy and there was no way anyone could unravel it unless they wanted to break his mind.

I think a lot of folks on the wingnut side (and I’m not talking about the Rockerfeller GOPers) are like that. They spend a lot of time lying to themselves and you tie yourself in knots by adding more lies on top of lies till you can’t leave it. A sort of “No Exit” scenario.

The problem is reality sucks. I’ve been where my housemate is (which is why I recognize it so well), but I’d rather go through life dealing with the shit than be a fool in some bullshit fantasy.

Take nothing for granted. If the Chicago crew is not prepared to suck the eyeballs out of the enemy and skull fuck every last one of them to death at every opportunity, they are courting disaster. The RNC machine is a fucking awesomely diabolical horror of unlimited capacity for criminal mischief.

They should be fighting the vote neutralization campaign tooth and nail and rolling it back however they can. The PA scam is a travesty. Its apparent that all of Bush’s court appointments were sleeper agents placed specifically to enable vote blocking.

It’s not dead until its head is separated from its body and they’re buried in separate graves.

@ManchuCandidate: That makes sense.

Speaking of breaking with reality, I just learned that the local Black Republican club calls itself the “Arizona AMERICAN African Republican Committee.”

Uh huh. Yeah. OK.

@FlyingChainSaw: All true — insert requisite GOTV and voter-suppression disclaimers here — but if the tide is turning, I’m gonna take a moment to enjoy the wave.

Besides, it’s not like I’m running the campaign. Heck, I’m not even a Respected Pundit. I can gloat because it’s cost-free.

@nojo: There’s also the problem of governing. The Rs know they can always retreat to their scorched earth, get nothing done politics. Barry will always come back for more.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: @ManchuCandidate: I’ve got some leftover Vicoprofen if that might help.

It would be more interesting if Mitt had a chance in hell, but let’s face it: this is Mitt Romney we’re talking about. The republican Mondale.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Come on over to my place, sweetie. We two alone will sing like birds i’ th’ cage.
When thou dost ask me blessing, I’ll kneel down
And ask of thee forgiveness. So we’ll live,
And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh
At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues
Talk of court news; and we’ll talk with them too-
Who loses and who wins; who’s in, who’s out-
And take upon ‘s the mystery of things,
As if we were God’s spies; and we’ll wear out,
In a wall’d prison, packs and sects of great ones
That ebb and flow by th’ moon.

Or we can just play Barbies.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: I was so sorry to read of your recent attack of ethical standards. They can be a problem. But I’m sure you’ll pull through.

Personally speaking, I’ve lived in my own fantasy world for most of my adult life so I don’t see it necessarily being a problem.

@ManchuCandidate: Former housemate, right? Or do we need to come there and stage an intervention? We could get Catt to fall on him.

@Tommmcatt May Just Have Some MJ In His System As Well, So What?: Lear. I made my début as Cordelia.


The joining of ‘packs and sects’ is genius times whatever. The way the line stops moving forward to make a revolve – ‘packs’ slows down and ‘sects’ takes time to say – is so very beautiful. Gives you the shivers.

Romney is ideally positioned for 2016.

@Dodgerblue: MSNBC hack. @ManchuCandidate: I suggested some time ago that you come on to him. Short of him (and you) enjoying the experience, it could have either improved his self-esteem or at least gotten him the frack out of the house.

@flypaper: MSNBC hack.

That position’s already filled by Steve Schmidt and Michael Steele.

@Benedick: Thank you, darling. Yes, it is a shame. They’ll never let me into the better GOP smoking rooms now.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: But you know, it’s important to know where one draws the line. It’s not easy but in the long term it can only be good. Otherwise you’re just going to end up like Catt. And no one wants that.

@Benedick: Not at all uncommon back then, I understand. How was William Ostler to work with, by the way?

@Benedick: Then “ebb” and “flow” in the next line. The metaphor matches the meter, and all of it illuminates Lear’s state of mind beautifully. Practally perfect.

@Dodgerblue: Fox News contributor. He and Sarah Palin have a show planned: She demonstrates road kill recipies while Mitt shakes his head and chuckles. Probably the least watchable thing on TV next to “The Voice”.

@Tommmcatt May Just Have Some MJ In His System As Well, So What?: Ostler was such a bitch. All about me me me. And plus: not happy in tights on account of the bony ass.

Yes right, that final line hurries to its end. But he contrasts the ck/cts sounds which clash like Bachman with reason. To my mind (which is all that matters) that grinding down of gears in the middle of that speech is so beautiful it makes me want to spank Johnny Earle.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Good to see you smile. And I didn’t tell you but that beer I bought you the other night was also on behalf of all the other Stinquers. I have so much respect for you and your willingness to stand up for what is right. Right now I’m scheduled to be back in your neck of the woods three more times in the next month, so maybe we can even have two beers next time. Hang in there, sweetie.

@Tommmcatt May Just Have Some MJ In His System As Well, So What?: My feminist mother never allowed me to have Barbies. Can I come play with you too?

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