March 8, 2012

“Why Obama may have just a 34.7% chance of being reelected”

So asks Jim Pethokoukis. And without reading the column, I’m going to go with my gut and answer, “because 34.7% of the country remains stubbornly and irredeemably stupid?”

There. Tell me I didn’t nail it.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:17pm

Comments (46)

  1. Tell me I didn’t nail it.

    No can do. ‘Cause you did.

  2. Fucking truther.

  3. Remember, that 34.7% includes about 95% of black Americans. Make of that what you will.

    Oh, also included: 99% of the dead, illegal alien, and homelesswillworkforfood voters.

    Best as I can guess, that leaves only about 26%, and they all work for the man.

  4. Big deal. Blacks make up around 13-15 percent of the population. About half of the population that is eligable to vote does so.

    Win or lose the streets of the country are going to resemble the streets of Chicago after a Bulls Championship win.

    Keep your car in the garage.

  5. Yeah, the last line was the real deal I was getting at.

    Plus, I was just playing with Jeffs request.

  6. I know, Lee. I was just messing with you.

  7. Why Obama may have just a 34.7% chance of being reelected

    Mitt Romney phones to say “I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely set the price of his votes.”

  8. “I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely set the price of his votes.”

    LOL! Nice!

  9. “I know, Lee.”

    No you didn’t. You didn’t even check my math. (hint: I brought the percentage down less than 9%, including dead people from Chicago)

    “I was just messing with you.”

    Back at ya. ;-)

  10. So. If that damn calculator is right and there’s a two in three chance of defeating Obama,

    why in the hell would we want Mitt freakin’ Romney?

  11. Because the media control 88% of the airwaves?

    And the right wing blogosphere thirsts for political death?

  12. I see a new PW series in the making: Conversations with Jeff’s gut

  13. I don’t know for sure, but based purely on the amount of noise it makes, I think my gut should be an excellent conversationalist.

  14. Unfortunately it mostly talks about hoochies and cupcakes.

  15. You ate happyfeet?

  16. People are strangely comforted by pointless percentagizing. I don’t really understand it, because even meaningful fractions, no matter how they are expressed, are woefully misunderstood. Case in point: the OPS number in baseball.


  18. @Burt: Go Twins!! (okay, I’m dreaming, but certainly the Twins can do better a 99 loss season)

  19. <urp>


  20. Go Twins!! (okay, I’m dreaming, but certainly the Twins can do better a 99 loss season)

    Well, we Minnesotans can hope that will be the case.

  21. maybe 100 losses

  22. Cranky, here’s one from the way back machine.

  23. Certainly if Bud the Chud has his way, eventually every team will make the playoffs. And they’ll have tobacco spitting contests to see which teams get home field advantage. For the competitiveness!

  24. The proud, the drunk, the 34% — Randi Rhodes

    On Wednesday, liberal hate talker Randi Rhodes went ballistic, claiming that conservative women don’t deserve to have ovaries.

    “You know, these women, somebody really needs to go repossess their ovaries,” Rhodes said.

    “Really, truly, they have no right to them. They are fabulous, little organs and they have absolutely no right to be estrogen-bearing beings. Okay? Just cut ‘em off, let ‘em go through the hot flashes, let ‘em just sit there and complain about hormone therapy, okay? Just take the ovaries and get it over with. Because they don’t deserve to have estrogen. They really don’t. It’s a privilege.”

  25. It’s a privilege.”

    the effin gov’t doling out randirhodes rights

  26. Darleen, isn’t it a given that conservative women tend to have more children than liberal women?

    If so, then why does a liberal “woman” like Randi care about something they don’t ever put to use?

  27. Randi? No kids. Many Bloody Marys, zero children.

  28. There is no man that deserves her.

    No matter how bad he was in his past life.

  29. Best thing about the left? Even their women are a bunch of freakin’ misogynists.

  30. oh my the anti usa chant peeps went to “thomas edison high”. “white men’s greed runs a world in greed”

  31. I would have guessed it was the number of people on the unionized public sector payroll.

  32. This is the nation, remember, that prosecuted to conviction I. Lewis Libby, all because he had a recollection different from that of a famous news journalist. And the President under whom Libby served honorably? He stood by and watched, approvingly, for all we can tell.

  33. Andrew McCarthy with a terrific response and hard-eyed analysis.

  34. Another National Review article, this time from George Weigel concerning Obama’s attacks on religious freedom. Good tough stuff, which should be especially interesting to Catholics.

  35. Could someone please explain to me why the last quarter-inch of cheap Scotch is so much more potent than all the rest of it?

    And why, after getting myself totally hammered, I can still spell perfectly? In fact, better than when I’m sober?

    (What — you thought I was sober all those other times I commented here?)

  36. I have left drunk comments* and forgotten about them, and they usually don’t have spelling errors.

    *This is not a drunk comment.

  37. This just in: apparently even Zombie Bob Dole * is all like “Mitt, my man, what the hell’s with this insurance mandate business. Doesn’t sound very conservative to me, and I’m as rock-ribbed as it gets, baby!”

    h/t Dan Riehl

    * Seriously, check the picture.

  38. Only 34.7? Not to worry, the Romney camp says help is on the way.

  39. They’re on the Gov’t dole that’s why. Or the Gov’t payroll. Or they work for a “green” company that hasn’t gone broke yet.

  40. Sadly, I am sober at this minute. If you see a spate of comments later today, I will have rectified that situation.

  41. Its nice that now, per Randy Rhondes, liberal woman can decide who does and does not deserve uteruses. I assume the first pre-requisite is “Plans to vote for Obama”

  42. I’m pissed at Randi Rhodes for making that her moniker. It associates a great guitar player (Randy Rhodes) with a whiny bitch.