Saturday, January 21, 2012

T-Rav's Sockpuppet Votatorium Presents: Primarily South Carolina

Today is the big day in South Carolina. They're finally opening the new WalMart! Oh, and they're having a primary election. It's Romney v. Newt for the Palmetto state, winner take (proportionally) all!

Fox has already started their coverage. CNN starts at 7:00 PM EST. Join us!

In the meantime, riddle me this: if you could make any other country into a state, which country would it be and what would you call the state?

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DUQ said...

I saw that one poll had Newt in the lead this morning before the voting began. I really hope that's not true. It boggled my mind that people think Newt can win?

DUQ said...

On the countries, easy answer: western Canada. We can call them "Oilada"! :)

AndrewPrice said...

CNN says their exit polling is calling it a nail biter.

DUQ, Mooseoil!

AndrewPrice said...

By the way, there will be another debate Monday night. Ugh.

Ed said...

I'd rather get rid of a few states than add more. But I wouldn't mind adding Switzerland.

Polls close in 16 mimutes. I think Newt will win it because more males that females are voting. But I think this will be his last hurrah.

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, Good call on Switzerland.

I read an interesting article about Newt's chances today and they make a very good point that he is doomed after Florida barring something really incredible happening.

Right now, CNN is virtually gloating that Newt is going to win tonight. They are calling this "the dream scenario" for the White House and I think there is a definite logic to that.

rlaWTX said...

we have 57 states already - who needs more???

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, LOL! Bravo!

Maybe we could swap out a few? I'd trade California for pretty much anything else.

DUQ said...

Too close to call.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: Fox is calling it for Gingrich. I agree with you, this is probably list last hurrah.

LawHawkRFD said...

And we're already hearing the mantra: "No Republican has ever won who didn't first win the South Carolina primary." Well, there's a first time for everything.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, CNN hasn't called it yet, but they are gloating about it.

The article I read was really interesting because it pointed out how Gingrich is playing in other states (not well) and how he has no organization to help him.

AndrewPrice said...

What I'm hoping is that this wipes out Santorum finally. He's even lost evangelicals to Gingrich.

Tam said...

Booo, Newt! I hope this is his last hurrah.

AndrewPrice said...

CNN is saying that 48% of people in South Carolina thought Gingrich was best to beat Obama.

But frankly, anyone who thinks that is sipping KoolAid.

AndrewPrice said...

Tam, I second that. I honestly don't know how people could look at Newt's record and think this man is (1) a conservative, (2) sane, and (3) electable?

CrisD said...

Andrew:
"Frankly"? LOL! Are you doing a Newt imitation??

AndrewPrice said...

CrisD, I'm glad you caught that! LOL!

CrisD said...

I am just looking forward to hearing from Ricky. I am armed with an Appletini.

Joel Farnham said...

Gingrich won?! Wow!

Now, I am beginning to think that there is going to be a brokered convention.

I just hope that no one will garner over 50% prior to the convention. This will make it very hard to ram a RINO down our throats.

AndrewPrice said...

Cris, I can't image what he's going to say tonight. He should say, "yeah, I guess no one really likes me.... I quit."

But sadly, he's not blessed with good judgment.

AndrewPrice said...

Joel, It's highly unlikely there will be a brokered convention. More likely than not, this will all be settled by Florida or the week thereafter.

AndrewPrice said...

Interesting. Jon King just said that the reason Santorum is staying in the race is because he thinks Newt will knock out Romney in Florida and then the establishment will have a "panic attack" and will turn to Santorum to fight Newt.

If that becomes the race, I'm leaving the party.

Ed said...

Andrew, I think I read the same article you did and I suspect Romney will lose the South, but will win the other states -- North, Northeast, West, West Coast. That should be enough overcome what Newt wins in the South.

BevfromNYC said...

The AP just called it for Gingrich...

AndrewPrice said...

Barf. They keep talking about Jeb Bush if there's a brokered convention.

T-Rav said...

Looks like Gingrich/The Gorilla is going to win it, which should surprise no one.

AndrewPrice said...

Now to add insult to injury, they're running pro-SOPA ads.

T-Rav said...

Personally, I'm rooting for a Jeb Bush/Rick Santorum ticket in November. I figure that way, we can't lose. Right, Andrew? :-)

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, It's not surprising, but it is disappointing. This election has gone from exciting to depressing and we're not even at the point yet where nominee Gingrich is 39% behind Obama.

BevfromNYC said...

All I can say is that the Mayans were right...

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, Grrr. You're trying to push me to terrorism aren't you?

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, Yes... yes they were.

BevfromNYC said...

Jeb Bush??? Please tell me that it's a joke. I have nothing against Jeb, but a Bush can't win, just like a Texan can't win.

Mayans said...

WE TOLD YOU!!

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, He's been the name CNN is talking about. They said the establishment if trying to figure out how to pull him into the race.

CrisD said...

LOL! Krauthammer admits he's fallible!

T-Rav said...

Come on Andrew...you know you want it!

Incidentally, I read that the Romney campaign recently sent an "anniversary cake" to Gingrich campaign headquarters to mark the 15th anniversary of being charged with ethics violations as Speaker. See, stuff like this is part of the reason I can't stand Romney.

Pope Benedict XVI said...

Wish you were me, don't ya Charles?

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, How can you not like someone who sends cake to friends?

CrisD said...

T-Rav:
politicians: They all eat cake!!!

AndrewPrice said...

Looks like Romney's speaking first.

Aztecs said...

It coulda' been us, but nooooooo, we had to throw virgins into volcano instead...

Juan Williams said...

I wonder if any of these candidates will start supporting big government tonight in order to disavow their racist past.

CrisD said...

Andrew:
Romney first.
Check

T-Rav said...

Andrew, yeah, I guess that's it. (rolls eyes) It wasn't a veiled middle finger or anything.

AndrewPrice said...

Again, I like the fact Romney is keeping the focus on Obama.

rlaWTX said...

I really don't want to play this game anymore.

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, They're all doing that sort of thing. It's stupid, but that's how politicians roll.

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, Tell me about it. Where's the reset button?

T-Rav said...

Incidentally, I think the real story here is that Paul is finishing dead last so far, which maybe is a little unexpected. Guess that anti-military stuff didn't play so well in SC (which is more social-con than fiscal-con anyway).

rlaWTX said...

we sent it to Russia!

AndrewPrice said...

Nice defense of capitalism!

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, I'm a little surprised by that too.

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, Shoot, you're right. Darn it. I wonder if we can get it back?

T-Rav said...

Andrew and rla, again, once I find that portal into an alternate universe where Ryan or Jindal is running, I will post directions.

tryanmax said...

Hey, just jumping in. Had to feed the kiddos.

Romney just said something really great in a speech: "Those who pick up the weapons of the left now will find them pointed back at themselves in the future." Or something close to that.

rlaWTX said...

thanks, T-Rav.

AndrewPrice said...

He's doing a good job of making it about more than himself.

CrisD said...

T-Rav-
I think the chart said Paul got 4% on the last go around (McCain). They know he is not socially conservative. Paul is amoral to them.

AndrewPrice said...

tryanmax, I liked that too. It's a great point.

rlaWTX said...

I get the Right's irritable response to feeling like the MSM and the establishment are picking our candidates - but is this bizarro world any better???

AndrewPrice said...

Strong finish -- always present a positive vision of what you want.

tryanmax said...

I've never understood how they can call an election with only 15% tallied? I guess they figure all counties/districts/whatever will be about the same?

rlaWTX said...

Try, I think exit polling plays a big part of it.

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, It's horrible. We're going from a guy who may or may not be a good conservative president to a guy who is a lunatic and stands no chance of winning.

tryanmax said...

Well, either way, I hate it because early calls taint later votes. It's been verified in various studies.

tryanmax said...

BTW, you should just abbreviate my name like Patti does, "T". No one else does it, but I kinda like it.

rlaWTX said...

-?

AndrewPrice said...

CNN is reporting that Romney has got the Jeb Bush endorsement. That's good for Romney, bad for my mind.

tryanmax said...

Andrew, what is really sad is we have a choice between one sane guy and three who are insane and there's still a question about the outcome.

D:)

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, That might be a little to abbreviated. LOL!

BevfromNYC said...

I prefer "Mr. T". It gives you more gravitas...

tryanmax said...

No, actually Patti has done that one, too.

tryanmax said...

"gravitas"? Blech.

T-Rav said...

"T," in my experience, most exit polls--with the exception of the '04 election--tend to get it right. Whether that's from sheer accuracy or a self-fulfilling prophecy, they mirror the results fairly well. Also, they usually don't post those anymore until just after the polls have closed, so it's a little better than it used to be.

tryanmax said...

Does anybody still care what Huckabee thinks?

AndrewPrice said...

tryanmax, Not only that but...


NONE OF THE THREE LUNATICS ARE AT ALL CONSERVATIVE!!!

Romney may not be a conservative, but he's MORE conservative than the other three and yet conservatives are attacking him as RINO and supporting guys who think big government is the answer (or Paul who wants to surrender to terrorists).

It's frustrating.

Joel Farnham said...

If it goes to a brokered convention, all bets are off.

It is more and more likely if Florida does not get behind Romney. The Media already has told us who they don't want to go against. It isn't Romney. They prefer Romney. So would Obama and Company. A brokered convention is the last thing Obama wants.

AndrewPrice said...

Mr. T, don't knock gravitas.... it keeps you from falling off the planet.

rlaWTX said...

T, my grandparents do. < sigh >

T-Rav said...

Even though this is now a foregone conclusion, it's worth paying attention to the gap between Newt and Romney. Right now it's at 15 points, which I honestly was not expecting. If it's a total blowout, that may give Newt a lot of momentum going into Florida, and if he pulls out a victory there, we've got a fight on our hands.

T-Rav said...

Um, Ron? The majority of those remaining delegates are in winner-take-all states, which you won't win. And your numbers sure ain't growing here.

rlaWTX said...

make the crazy man go away!!

tryanmax said...

Woo Hoo! The battle for third rages on!

AndrewPrice said...

Paul speaks like he's talking to his staff. He doesn't seem to get that he's talking to the country. He should be talking about what he believes, not giving a profit/loss statement.

The Real Mr. T said...

I pity the fool who uses my name without authorization!

rlaWTX said...

5 times more than last time and he's still 4th... he won't live long
enough to run enough times to win!

T-Rav said...

If my grandpa was on crazy pills, and then stopped taking them, that's what Ron Paul would remind me of right now.

tryanmax said...

Paul just basically stated that he won't go away until he either wins the presidency or he dies. I'm assuming he is having vital organs sequentially exchanged with bionic replacements, so he'll probably never die.

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, He's projected to finally win election in 2114 assuming nothing goes wrong in the meantime.

rlaWTX said...

T-R & T - lol

tryanmax said...

By 2114 he'll seem sane. But it will still only be by comparison.

T-Rav said...

By the way, I would like to point out that Paul made his speech virtually without prior notice and thus upstaged Santorum, who had given notice and was about to speak. Totally jackass move.

Bilderberg Group said...

There's a Yeti movie on the other channel. Just saying.

Ron Paul! said...

The Fed and the Illuminati are out to control us all!! Read about it in my newsletters--but ignore all the racist stuff! GOLD!!!!

rlaWTX said...

are Yeti's running??? what's their platform?

rlaWTX said...

he is the "next generation"?

tryanmax said...

I imagine Paul yelling "GOLD!" like an old-timey prospector/

The Constitution said...

Leave me out of this.

T-Rav said...

T, the Paulbots would run Paul's corpse for President if it came to that. I'm not joking.

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, LOL! I'd vote Yeti! :)

tryanmax said...

Aha! Bionic organs AND fueled by Pepsi. I knew I must've missed something.

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, I don't want to scare you, but the kid next to Paul is a clone....


The Boys from Ron Paul.

tryanmax said...

The girl looks rather clone-ish, as well.

The Yetis said...

We stand for total disarmament, especially of small mountain villages, lots of snow, and being furnished with the occasional helpless hiker. Vote for us.

rlaWTX said...

oops, making sense!

AndrewPrice said...

tryanmax, They're all clones! Some were more successful than others.

T-Rav said...

Was the American Revolution a declared war?

rlaWTX said...

Yeti for president!

Big Foot said...

Don't vote for the Yeti, they are YINOs. If you want mountain village carnage vote for Big Foot!

T-Rav said...

I think that guy standing next to Ron Paul might have been one of those clone troopers from the Star Wars prequels. One could say the same about Paul himself.

AndrewPrice said...

Has anyone noticed that Paul has said nothing?

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, Paul's no clone. He's Darth Goldstandard.

rlaWTX said...

online gambling???????

tryanmax said...

I'll only vote Yeti if he promises to make OctoShark his running mate.

AndrewPrice said...

Ok... I give Paul props for supporting hackers.

Sasquatch said...

Bigfoot and the Yetis are part of the same system! I am the only true mountain monster in the race! I will give you the gold standard and everything else you so deeply desire! Vote for me!

AndrewPrice said...

Wanna bet he finishes with...

"Ok, read Chapter 7 for next week. I'll be in my office on Thursday but not Friday."

Ron Paul said...

Like on drugs!

T-Rav said...

How long has he been rambling on? It feels like an eternity.

el chubacabre said...

I am the only genuine mountain creature. I will introduce a goat-blood currency standard. Vote for me!

rlaWTX said...

is there someone that will give him the high sign when it's time for the class to be over?


and his steady growth has been so inconsequential as to be below notice!

Big Foot said...

el chubacabre isn't even a citizen!

The Clones said...

Leave us out of this.
Leave us out of this.
Leave us out of this...

AndrewPrice said...

Ricky "I'm Not Rick James B*itch" Santorum is up next.

rlaWTX said...

Sarah Palin needs to shut up.

T-Rav said...

Yay. The goblin's finished speaking.

Rick James said...

Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

rlaWTX said...

sadly, Chupacabre, Sasquatch, Yeti, & Big Foot couldn't be doing much worse...

T-Rav said...

rla, really? After twenty minutes of that or however long it was, you think Palin was going on too long?

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, David Bowie is the Goblin King!

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, I'm on CNN, what is Palin saying?

tryanmax said...

Uh, Bigfoot, I'm gonna need to see a birth certificate for you. You've been sighted in almost every part of the northern hemisphere. How do we know you are a citizen?

rlaWTX said...

no, Fox just announced Palin was going to be yakking in a bit - after her pro-Grinch statements, I'm blaming her for my interest in Yetis.

And did Fox really just run a pro-PIPA/SOPA commercial???

Big Foot said...

That's racist! You wouldn't ask that of the Loch Ness monster and he's running for governor of Florida!

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, They're running the same lousy commercial on CNN all night and it makes me want to punch my television.

Rick Santorum said...

None of you are gay right?

Donald Trump said...

I am the only one qualified to review the birth certificates and other documents of these candidates, and I hereby declare that Sasquatch and Bigfoot are both frauds! The Yeti and El Chupacabra are the only legitimate monsters!

AndrewPrice said...

Grrrrrrr.

AndrewPrice said...

Sorry, just warming up.

T-Rav said...

Yeah, I guess Fox is hard up for advertising or something.

Crowd said...

What ryhmes with Rick?

rlaWTX said...

Crowd - keep it clean or Rick'll get ya!

AndrewPrice said...

Thank you Cleveland!!!!! Woo hooo!

T-Rav said...

rla, I see. But was Palin really going on record as "pro-Grinch," or did you just make a Freudian slip? ;-)

rlaWTX said...

I said what I meant...

T-Rav said...

Does that mean his wife should be running for President?

Crowd said...

What hate Rick!
What hate Rick!
What hate Rick!
What hate Rick!
What hate Rick!

rlaWTX said...

T-R, is she less sanctimonious?

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, On the one hand, I would think everyone is less sanctimonious. On the other hand, she hasn't shot him yet.

AndrewPrice said...

This from a man who wants to control everything!

Joel Farnham said...

Uh, Guys... Palin didn't endorse Newt. She just said if she lived in South Carolina, she would vote for Newt. Her husband endorsed Newt.

Palin is really looking for a brokered convention.

T-Rav said...

Good Lord, is every guy there wearing a sweater vest?

Firehouse Ricky said...

I will now show you vacation photos from Summerset.

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, Yes... because they're freaks.

rlaWTX said...

thanks for clarifying, Joel.

Rick - gimme a break.

AndrewPrice said...

So what happened Rick because nothing you just said happened you negative sh*t?

T-Rav said...

Joel, technically you're right, but it's a de facto endorsement under the circumstances. Besides, when placed next to the endorsements of Thomas Sowell, Michael Reagan, and Chuck Norris (no, really!), it just helps build momentum for Newt.

AndrewPrice said...

... and their welfare checks. I've been there.

rlaWTX said...

take a drink, Andrew...

rlaWTX said...

is the next race in PA??????

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, No, it's Florida.

Crowd said...

What hate Rick!
What hate Rick!
What hate Rick!
What hate Rick!
What hate Rick!

T-Rav said...

What on earth is that crowd chanting?

AndrewPrice said...

America, what a country! Where an idiot can run for President.

T-Rav said...

Guys, lots of Pennsylvanians live in South Carolina and Florida. Weren't you aware?

Yakov Smirnoff said...

Hey, dat's my line!

rlaWTX said...

just making sure I hadn't missed something with all of his PA posturing.

T-R - "we pick Rick"

AndrewPrice said...

"It's a simple formula -- I tax most of you to support some of you. Mussolini did it and it worked well for him!"

-- Rick S.

rlaWTX said...

now he's going to fix the atmosphere???

Rick Santorum said...

I LOVE HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE GOVERNMENT!!

rlaWTX said...

OH - huge gov't fixes the atmosphere! got it!

and thanks the the demographics update for SC, T-Rav.

AndrewPrice said...

Anyone who thinks this man is a conservative really should look at the American Progressive Party... they're for you.

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, They fled Pennsylvania because of the things Dippy is trying to force on the rest of the country.

T-Rav said...

I think Vichy France did a lot of this in the 1940s. Worked out well for them, as I recall.

AndrewPrice said...

Excuse me while I swear:

"We are not a party that has a heart."

*@%# YOU RICKY YOU SOCIALIST PR*CK!
*@%# YOU RICKY YOU SOCIALIST PR*CK!
*@%# YOU RICKY YOU SOCIALIST PR*CK!

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, Yes, it worked well in Soviet Russia too. That's Ricky vision.

rlaWTX said...

I'm looking for "that candidate", and still looking...

AndrewPrice said...

If conservatives pick this man then we deserve to lose... and have the country nuked.

T-Rav said...

Andrew, I've got some (sort of) good news for you; Jeb Bush is reportedly backing off his Romney endorsement for now after the Gingrich blowout tonight. Feel better?

rlaWTX said...

heeeeeere's Sarah!

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, That does not make me feel better... not at all.

rlaWTX said...

so, she didn't so much like Newt as liking the fight to go on...

T-Rav said...

So Andrew, I gather from your remarks that if it were to come down to a choice between Gingrich and Santorum, you would (however reluctantly) vote for Newt?

CrisD said...

Andrew!!!
LOL! Rick knows best!

AndrewPrice said...

I think I'm going to take a look at Obama again. He couldn't be worse than what the Republican Party is doing.

Alcohol said...

Second look at me?

Crisd said...

Sarah Palin fatigue....

AndrewPrice said...

T-Rav, Here's my order of preference in order:

1. Satan
2. Mussolini
3. Newt/Obama (close call)
4. Stalin
5. Hitler
6. (turn terrorist and blow up the world)
7. Santorum

Obama said...

Go, Newt! Go, Rick!

rlaWTX said...

Andrew, tell us how you really feel!

I gotta admit that Ricky and Newt are both a little higher up my list than that. And Obama is lower.

AndrewPrice said...

Cris, I honestly can't believe Santorum actually thinks he's a conservative and I can't believe ANYONE supports him. What has gone wrong with the conservative movement?

Crack said...

Forget Alcohol. Once you've gone Crack, you'll never go back!

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, If I'm going to pick a socialist, I want one who doesn't delude himself into thinking he's a conservative.

AndrewPrice said...

Dear Crack, excellent timing! Where might we meet?

rlaWTX said...

I think my friends who have imbibed the Rick koolaid hear his soc-con stuff and listen only superficially to his econ stuff. He makes them feel good.

(my main Santorum supporting friend is also a reader of Marvin Olasky - the creator of "compassionate conservatism")

T-Rav said...

Hey, I'll just say it--if it comes down to Obama vs. Newt, I'll vote Newt, and if it comes down to Obama vs. Santorum, I'll vote Santorum. It's still Barack Obama.

rlaWTX said...

yep, T-Rav.

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, In Santorum's case it's FoolAid.

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