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    Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.

    "There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."

    Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something.

    Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened.

    "He was shellshocked," one adviser said of Romney.

    Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss - CBS News
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    Hubris hurts.
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    Reality hurts more.
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    How does "hubris" rhyme with "hurts" /poetlaureate

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    I was wondering the same. It was pleasingly alliterative, to be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.

    "There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."

    Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something.

    Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened.

    "He was shellshocked," one adviser said of Romney.

    Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss - CBS News
    Oh jesus the comments

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    He wasn't "Shellshocked" He was relieved. Totally rigged, shame most Americans don't see their vote doesn't count. Hail to your Dictator, proof? He evoked the war powers act.
    And many, many more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    How does "hubris" rhyme with "hurts" /poetlaureate
    I could claim I was being ironically stupid but no, I was being actually stupid. I meant alliterative. Dunno why I said rhyme.

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    To be fair, a lot of Dems said similar things from 2000-2004.

    To be completely fair, it's also hardly the most egregious thing this lot have said.

    edit: Colour me surprised.
    Last edited by Spark; 09-11-2012 at 03:47 AM.

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    Last edited by Spark; 09-11-2012 at 05:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    filter-induced 404 + satire.
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    Haha, I like the Santorum story on the same site. Made me chuckle, and I must admit I briefly thought it was genuine.

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    Meh, 5/10.

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    I agree with SS regarding GOPís viability in future elections. I think they are far from done. There are certain ideological things that they just canít change on: abortion, gun rights, and issues dealing with race (in specific, African Americans). Those are some core values issues and the Republican party will die out before they concede on any of those points. However, immigration is one area where they can compromise. They might not like it and it will be a bitter pill to swallow for most of them, but itís not an ďdefiningĒ issue for them. The Republicans know they canít be a viable national party while losing the Hispanic vote by 70%. So IMO, they will soften their stance on immigration in order to appeal to the Hispanic vote bank. They donít need to win that segment or even tie it, they just canít lose it by 70%. They need George Bush numbers of winning around 40 to 45% of that vote bank. Itís a no brainer in my view. Most Hispanics are socially conservative. Take away the immigration hate mongering by the GOP, and suddenly many of them might consider voting for the party.

    The softening on Immigration has already started. Iím hearing leading GOP voices talk about ďcomprehensiveĒ immigration reform, something that was unthinkable even during the Republican primaries. Local talk show hosts in Texas are suddenly open to the idea. So are some national voices:

    Rick Santorum: Immigration reform must be accomplished

    Sean Hannity: Iíve evolved on immigration and support a pathway to citizenship

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.

    "There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."

    Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something.

    Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened.

    "He was shellshocked," one adviser said of Romney.

    Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss - CBS News
    That was a very interesting read.

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