NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY IT IS JUST LIKE GOEBBELS  3:52 pm September 27, 2012

Wingnuts Furious Media Ignored Huge Crowds at Romney Rallies That Are Actually Obama Rallies

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

twatsMatt Barber is an asshole, that is not “news.” He tweeted the above famous photo of a Portland rally (which at the time, we recall, some Foxers claimed the huge crowds had turned out not for Obama but for The Decemberists) and was quite miffed that the media is ignoring these huge, er, Romney rallies? The good folks at Good As You noted this, and Barber was forced most unwillingly to change his complaint from “media ignoring giant Romney rallies” to “now Obama’s rallies are so small!” But Barber seems to have gotten his ridiculously bad information from the crazy person after the jump.

“Maggie” is a poll truther.

Can’t read the crazy?

Obama Packed 18,000 Into Area Holding 5,000 – Just Kidding – The Media Lied
Actually, the venue holding only 5,000 was almost full, but stories put out by the Wall Street Journal, Politico and the AP said 13,000 stood outside in a drizzling rain, and they knew it was so because the Obama campaign told them it was so. No one counted. No one took a pic. None of the “media” eyeballed it. No evidence at all.

Here’s a crowd – Romney Ryan 2012 in Ohio – in August 2012 – before anyone was paying attention!

What is Maggie’s evidence for the media’s lie? Oh, none. Except the “Romney rally” picture above. Which, again, is a picture of an Obama rally in Portland in 2008. Jesus.

Who are the people who sit around and paste Romney’s name on Obama rally pictures, and painstakingly go through email forwards of actual stupid Dan Quayle quotes and change them so they say Al Gore? Are they Americans for Prosperity interns doing the usual intern scut work before AFP or Crossroads or whatever sends their Disinformation campaigns into the tubes? We are going to assume, “probably.”

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nounverb911 September 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Sounds like the wingnuts are going color blind.

LibertyLover September 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Or Cross-eyed.

Terry September 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Or are just craven liars.

Meathamper September 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

No, that would be too easy.

Callyson September 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

If only–that would solve some of this country's problems…

I_P September 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Except in rural Virginia. And Texas.

DrunkIrishman September 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Their new message: Romney is black too!

LibertyLover September 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Does that make Romney the "new black?"

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

That's going to KILL the fall line at Macy's…

gullywompr September 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Well, the makeup artist for the Telemundo event did a pretty good job of making him messican, let's see what happens when he appears on BET.

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

And God help him if he starts singing Mammie…

Callyson September 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Are his jumps the right height?

mille derps September 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

He prefers the term "leaps of faith"….

bobbert September 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Ha! Mor men can't jump. (Well, except for that one guy from BYU, maybe).

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:15 am

Mormon is the new Blah!

Preferred Customer September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

That is the one issue that he has yet to be on both sides of.

CthuNHu September 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

In his heart, yes. Call him Captain Blackheart.

Mittens Howell, III September 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Conservatives got the numbers wrong?? Gadzooks!

One_who_wanders September 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Lovey, get me the crystal cocktail shaker!

ProgressiveInga September 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

121% of Fox News watchers are shocked!

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

It gets better: the original source is Ghost of Breitbart.

Bonus: The Wall Street Journal….Murdoch's. Wall. Street. Journal…is now part of the liberal MSM.

Esteev September 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I clicked that link and couldn't make it passed the first sentence without laughing:

The mainstream media is faking every number it can get away with to save President Barack Obama.

That sums up the Right's complete aversion to reality pretty well.

Boojum September 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

It is obviously not a Romney rally. The people are neither sorted by height nor standing in rows of equal length. This chaos would not be tolerated by Romney Ryan!

NorthStarSpanx September 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

And by color, and don't forget class.

nounverb911 September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Do you know who else made his minions stand in orderly rows?

SayItWithWookies September 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Emperor Shih huang-ti?

WhatTheHeck September 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Walt Disney?

Baconzgood September 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Gru?

Generation[redacted] September 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Me, at age 8, with my plastic green army men?

Fare la Volpe September 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm

We were called in over Iwo Jima for a difficult mission – stand perfectly still and make PEW PEW noises.

ProgressiveInga September 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

My Pops?

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Rock Hudson?

mille derps September 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Farmer McGregor?

redarmyzombie September 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Napoleon Bonaparte?

Toomush_Infer September 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Also, no scooters….

Mittens Howell, III September 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I still fondly recall the joyful, packed crowd at Romney's 2008 Presidential Inauguration.

PsycWench September 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Romney's two young daughters are so adorable.

Fare la Volpe September 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

And his wife has a body to die for. Me~yow.

FakaktaSouth September 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

So it seems this was actually an Obama 08 rally. Lesson? I have absolutely no credibility and am just trying to get rid of the black guy and am a huge dick.

prommie September 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Damn, '08, thats back when we called him "the unicorn," on account of a "black president" was a mythical creature as yet. I preferred him to SecState Kankles McSwampsow, but only because I knew he would make so many racist heads asplode. Now I am fully sick of all the shrapnel thats constantly flying around from the asploding racist heads, its nasty shit and angries up the blood. I want to just sit in a dark room all weekend now and forget all the fucking hate and shit in the world.

FakaktaSouth September 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I find dark rooms all weekend to be nice ways to deal with such as asploding head shrapnel. Just sitting is probably not my first activity choice though.

prommie September 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Better living through chemicals!

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:17 am

Also, "unity pony" by his Democratic detractors.

Callyson September 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

and I have a Ken doll sized dick

/also, too

mille derps September 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Huge dick libel!

LibertyLover September 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

18000 people turning out for Romney? Hahahahaha! Maybe some of that for Ryan, before that Romney-Ryan chant guy showed up.

ProgressiveInga September 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

People are people, my friend.

Naked_Bunny September 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Oh, I dunno. He may get that many to vote for him.

HRH_Maddie September 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Jeez, these guys are incredibly bad at using the internet. We can tell when you're lying, almost immediately in most cases.

PsycWench September 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

The Mecklenburg VA Republicans pulled their page with the offensive pix after getting a slew of negative comments. So, that's the same as never putting it up, as far as they're concerned.

HRH_Maddie September 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm

So true. Everybody knows how easy it is to permanently remove stuff from the internet.

mrpuma2u September 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm

They then stuck their fingers in their ears, and said LALALALALALA really loud.

Jennyjen798 September 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Isn't that the mantra of the GOP? Lie, lie, and lie some more? Truth and facts are for liberal socialist commies, or something.

coolhandnuke September 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I was there–Portland 08. And without my attendance, there would have only been 17,999 sun-soaked people there. We were all stamped with numbers on our wrists and were processed like a compliant,obeying socialist herd.

LibertyLover September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Which one are you? ;-)

coolhandnuke September 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

The white guy with the cool, boss hair.

LibertyLover September 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Why, THERE you are!!!

zumpie September 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hey, do you know Bob?

coolhandnuke September 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Sure, I'm tight with all the Portland palindromes.

Fuck Toad September 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Me too, dogg. Let's greet each other with the secret Portland password.

coolhandnuke September 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Magic Gardens.

Fuck Toad September 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Soaking Trousers.

Now I think we're both supposed to roll the other a joint and then leave the room through different doors.

UW8316154 September 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Only after sorting all the recycling into the correct bin.

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:22 am

You know who else stamped people with numbers and processed them?

no_gravity September 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Who are the people who sit around and paste Romney’s name on Obama rally pictures

Paste eaters?

jqheywood September 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Lotus-eater libel!!!!!

mille derps September 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Glue sniffers?

BaldarTFlagass September 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

"Wow! Look at all those Romney supporters! Even in the rain! Although those folks aren't quite dressed like normal Tea Party members. And why is Jimi Hendrix at the podium playing the Star Spangled Banner? And what do they mean, 'Don't eat the brown acid'?"

MaxNeanderthal September 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

If you look carefully, you can see where the head of the NKVD has been airbrushed out……
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Commissar_V

SayItWithWookies September 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

What's worse is that Romney/Ryan actually defeated Obama and Biden in 2008 and the media hasn't said a word about it!

Esteev September 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

You have a Townhall Fellowship waiting for you.

SayItWithWookies September 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Could they hook me up with a job at a stable instead? I'd rather shovel it than serve it.

Indiepalin September 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Forget the skewed polls. The only true indicator of a campaign's status is the amount of bumper stickers and yard signs you see in your neighborhood when you're taking the dog for a walk after a late-night hummer.

BaldarTFlagass September 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Down here in the suburban Texas community I live in, I have yet to see an Obama yard sign. So, obviously, it's gonna be Romney. In a landslide.

CrunchyKnee September 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

In my urban Denver neighborhood, there are two Obama yard signs, my Jill Stein sign, and an old washer and dryer in my hipster neighbor's front yard. I don't know what any of that means. So, yes, Romney in a landslide.

Geminisunmars September 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

In my urban Denver neighborhood my neighbor already has signage up for Obama. You just reminded me to ask her where to pick some up. (I don't know — is University Hills urban or sub?)

CrunchyKnee September 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Sheeiiittt, you're almost in Parker, I keed, I keed. You should be able to get signs at the Dem headquarters on Santa Fe (around 10th or so).

Generation[redacted] September 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

On W 38th St in Austin, there are many plastic snowmen.

johnnymeatworth September 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Saw my first (!) Romney/Ryan bumper sticker in Cedar Park today–it said "America needs a little R&R: Romney/Ryan!"

And then I thought "Wow, they probably actually brainstormed past other, stupider slogans to get to that one…."

emmelemm September 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Is that where cedar cheese comes from?

jqheywood September 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

And the cakes we like

SoBeach September 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

By that measure Romney is a complete goner. In 2008 my lily-white town had McCain signs everywhere. This time around you barely see any Romney signs or bumper stickers.

gullywompr September 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Same here.

anniegetyerfun September 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm

This is good news for John McCain!

glasspusher September 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm

If I live to be 100, I will never tire of that line.

tracyhasfun September 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I find that there are very, very few R/R lawn signs. Local politicians of all stripes, and some O/B signs. In fact, the only place I have seen R/R signs are on public property. I guess they couldn't convince homeowners to visibly commit. Who wants to be THAT guy? And I live in Eastern WA state, which is more conservative than W WA.

mille derps September 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

That may be true in some places, but many neighborhood associations across the country discourage yard signs, & having a political bumper sticker can- in some locales- look like an invitation to have your car keyed…

banana_bread September 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

This is precisely why my Obama car magnet is on my fridge and not on my car.

Callyson September 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

In my hipster Los Angeles neighborhood, there are no Romney signs to be seen. So I have to take the dogs to the park to relieve themselves.

Toomush_Infer September 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Mrs. Toomush wanted me to put the Obama/Biden bumper sticker on our Prius V – but I put it on my old F150 instead….she laughed and laughed….

chicken_thief September 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Your dog gives you late night hummers just for walking him/her?!

Chow Yun Flat September 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Move over, Lassie, Indiepalin's dog rules.

glasspusher September 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Maybe the dog chases after Hummers in the neighborhood, late night.

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:26 am

I don't see any signs, this season. Maybe, it's because people figured out long ago that this wasn't going to be that close, or that even if it was, the outcome wouldn't change.

MacRaith September 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Romney would never, ever permit his supporters to try to crowd into a space that was too small to safely hold all of them. That is, if he could find a space that was too small.

One_who_wanders September 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

There are still a few phone booths around.

glasspusher September 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Planck Space…

Baconzgood September 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

This is like the 89 kajillion people that Glenn Beck said showed at his rally to witness his miracle geese.

Mittens Howell, III September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Foolproof test to determine if it's a Romney crowd:

Are they chanting "Ryan! Ryan!" ?

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Or BOOOOOOOOOOROMNEY

SoBeach September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Matt Barber: Lesson? We're barely even phoning it in anymore…

SayItWithWookies September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

They're saving their energy for the outrage about the election results.

LibertyLover September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Look at all them poors that showed up for Ryan-Romney to teach them to fish.

CrunchyKnee September 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Stench and the Munster kid couldn't draw 12,000 in Ohio even if they dug up Marge Schott's corpse and Joe the Dumber was the warm-up.

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Well, if Joe's creditors showed up, they might.

docterry6973 September 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

'Lesson? He's pulling pitiful numbers in 12 by comparison.'

Wrong again, Barber. The lesson is that you are a lying sack of shit.

sewollef September 28, 2012 at 8:24 am

He's pulling pitiful numbers in 12 by comparison.

I'm a Brit, and although I speak English [kinda], I think I need a translation here. What does that sentence above mean, anyone?

One_who_wanders September 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Reality testing is NOT these people's strong suit. I am not sure what is, but it is not that.
Histrionics?
Making stuff up?

Geminisunmars September 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Bald-faced Ryan.

anniegetyerfun September 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I studied East Asian Histrionics in college, but it wasn't really a useful degree once I was out in the real world.

Nesnora September 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Fuck, I thought I went to this protest to bring back Arrested Development.

Raskolnikova September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

By the times these Bozos are done, I'll need a full frontal lobotomy.

prommie September 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Try a full bottle in front of you, that works too, and is reversible!

Geminisunmars September 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

They have plenty to share.

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I dunno. Republican brains are very expensive because they're so hard to find.

Geminisunmars September 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I meant they have an excess of lobotomies; plenty extras to go around.(Ewww, this is reminding about descriptions of the ice pick technique.)

Esteev September 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Be sure to grow out your bangs.

An_Outhouse September 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm

i see what you did there.

Mondo_Cane September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Mitt just needs the Osmonds on the bill – that'll pack the house!

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Editrix, what was the tell? Was it the black guy on the stage?

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

A black guy anywhere in the photo?

NorthStarSpanx September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Spin Matt, spin like the wind!

weejee September 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

To fix what ails them, the Rmoneytards could call a doctor, but what they really need to do is chow down on some tasty humble pie

chicken_thief September 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Humble Pie? I don't need no doctor!!!

Goonemeritus September 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

That was a Wonkette drinky thing; Breitbart just doesn’t want the world to know the truth.

mrpuma2u September 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Wow you guys made the most of those paypal bucks. Did George Soros spring for a couple hundred kegs?

bauserdotcom September 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I could tell that picture wasn't taken in Ohio just by looking at it. There's not enough "clean coal" smog in the sky for Ohio.

LibertyLover September 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

If is was in the least bit true:

August 2012? Really? That was SOoooo one month ago.

PuckStopsHere September 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The answer to the question, "Is there anything, anything at all that these people will not lie about?" remains, "no."

MaxNeanderthal September 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Oh, come now, it's just their post-modernist take on facts.. They are not lying, they're just being "economic with the actualite"…

mille derps September 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

This is what happens when parents & teachers praise kids for being "creative" instead of being "correct"…

chascates September 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

My landlord's wife got an emailed photo of Sasha and Malia covered up with a blanket with the South Africa flag on it. The email claimed it was from this year's Olympics. She believed it of course but it's from their visit to South Africa a year ago. They were cold and were given the blanket by their hosts. Just like the Drudge photo of Obama seated next to a pirate from a previous White House Correspondents dinner but the hede said 'but too busy to meet with Netanyahu'. It was posted on 'Talk like a Pirate Day' and certainly every brain-dead wingnut who saw it believed it.
The current state of political discourse is due more to the Republican noise machine lying assholes than anything else.

fuflans September 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

i would think being seated next to a pirate would only increase his chances.

Fare la Volpe September 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm

"Privateers are people too, my friend." -Romney

BaldarTFlagass September 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

That's a picture of the line at an "urban" polling station in Ohio.

Not_So_Much September 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

You guys! People in her comments are being totally mean about her being an idiot.

♫♪Wake up maggie I think I got something to say to you♫!

Baconzgood September 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

You're a stupid bitch and really should go back to school.

emmelemm September 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

The morning sun when it's in your face really shows your age…

UW8316154 September 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm

All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand…

viennawoods13 September 28, 2012 at 12:15 am

Nice work, Doktor Zoom. Fact-Czechs.

SmutBoffin September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

At this point in the election, Republicans should focus on getting people to the polls in Nov., not getting their post-election excuses ("Derr media was totally duh Marxsist!") lined up.

But what do I know?

dr_giraud September 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

That great American Mark Levin was ranting about voter turnout yesterday.

The post-election-day meltdown will be terrifying.

fuflans September 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

math. how do it work?
numbers. how do it work?
internet. how do it work?
history. how do it work?
internet. how do it work?

SmutBoffin September 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Here's a simple formula:

dumbshits plus internet tubes plus lies = more dumbshits

Geminisunmars September 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

how do it work, work?

bobbert September 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

honesty, how do it work?

(Answ: honesty? What's that?)

Joshua Norton September 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

It just seems like the media ignores Rmoney. Mostly because listening to one of his stump speeches is like watching paint dry with your ears.

johnnyzhivago September 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I hear Romney has a huge rally in Nurnberg tonight, although Speer was unable to rent as many searchlights as he used for Hitler.

mrpuma2u September 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Well they can just use hundreds of blond youth carrying torches, like back in the day!!!

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:30 am

So, what you're saying is that they are going to hold this thing on the Temple Square in SLC? You can't throw a rock without hitting a blong chick in Utah.

mookwrthwilson September 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Is Maggie the loonie chick from Northern Exposure???

Mittens Howell, III September 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Skewed photos?

prommie September 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I like the Decemberists! I can be hipster now? Can 50 year old dudes be hipsters?

FakaktaSouth September 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I learnt about them from Colbert and he's all old too, so I'm saying yes.

Incitefully_Joe September 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Only creepy ones, but on the bright side, most hipster dudes are creepy anyway.

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Ironically, they can.

prommie September 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I see what you did there! Now that was fucking good, thats quality commenting there!

Mondo_Cane September 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I was a 50 yo hipster before it was cool –

emmelemm September 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I was a 50 y.o. hipster when I was only 40.

chicken_thief September 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Only Down By the Water.

cheetojeebus September 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

that geezer that does the World Cafe has got to be late 50s.

DahBoner September 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

As long as you don't own a raincoat or umbrella, sure.

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:31 am

Can you fit into skinny jeans?

LibertyLover September 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

It was an honest mistake… 18 people = 18000 people in Republican math.

NellCote71 September 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Kind of like 13% is a fair tax rate?

LibertyLover September 28, 2012 at 12:57 am

xactly.

Incitefully_Joe September 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

which at the time, we recall, some Foxers claimed the huge crowds had turned out not for Obama but for The Decemberists

Well, as it happens:

The band's name refers to the Decembrist revolt, an 1825 revolt in Imperial Russia that Meloy views as an attempted communist revolution.

So basically, just two names for the same thing, really.

DerrickWildcat September 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Sorry, but I just created a new poll in my head and Romney and Obama are too close to call.

Detesticle September 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Republicans — always Rick Rolling themselves

johnnyzhivago September 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

It wasnt the Decemberists, it was an Ellen Jamesian Meet-up

coolhandnuke September 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

“They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other.”
― John Irving, The World According to Garp

mille derps September 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm
actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Damn, I love The Beat…

Chet Kincaid_ September 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

They faked this whole Administration on a soundstage in Vancouver!!1!1!11!

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:32 am

Damn Canadians. Blame Canada!

SexySmurf September 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

This is what "Maggie" had to say for herself in the comment section:

The link in the article going to my friend Reaganite Republican has a full look at how you and I should look at poles.

I clicked on that link and there's a picture of a big, black dong with the word "Romney's" under it.

Esteev September 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

look at poles.

What kind of rally was this?!

fuflans September 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

how you and i should look at poles

well, maggie, i would say look at them with respect and don't make any polish jokes.

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

But make sure to Fact-Czech¹ them!

(¹h/t Dok Zoom in comments at Maggie's)

jqheywood September 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Only at our Wonkette do we have footnoted comments. Message: We Care.

actor212 September 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

It gets better: her latest post, from yesterday, mentions the whole law license thing…

*shaking head*

They really got nothing, do they?

BaldarTFlagass September 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

♫ By the time we got to Derpstock
We were half a million strong ♪

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I'm sure Romney will have a huge rally with the Nuge and Kid Rock. Hell, he will probably get on stage and dance the Robot.

Doktor Zoom September 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I liked the commenter who said he simply doesn't believe the poles that say Romney's behind.

I told him not to trust the media's Fact-Czechs either.

Esteev September 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I noticed that too. But, like Mitt, I believe in Poles. We're good people! Even with our socialized medicine and secondary education.

MissTaken September 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I thought I was the only one who talks to poles. Yay!

Nostrildamus September 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Nice Godwin, Z!

Doktor Zoom September 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Something something something annex the Sudetenland.

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:35 am

I don't believe the Poles, either, what with their screen-door submarines and such as.

ManchuCandidate September 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

The wingnuts are right. The crowds are huge. Mass wise. And quite revolting.

OneYieldRegular September 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Put in the context of Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair and a Romney staffer talking to a cardboard cut-out Obama, I suppose that, even though they got it wrong about these being Romney supporters, the very fact that it's a photo of actual people is a kind of progress.

LibrarianX September 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

That's no Romney rally – those people are the wrong height.

Generation[redacted] September 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

The Romney crowd thought they were there to see Pat Boone.

zumpie September 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Boone and Marie Ann-Romnette were wearing matching black leather outfits!

BaldarTFlagass September 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Mitt's campaign is so dead, the Mormons just baptized it.

jqheywood September 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Mitt's campaign is so dead, he shipped its assets to the Caymans to avoid the estate taxes….

mbobier September 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

It's hard out there for a Wingnut….

Esteev September 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

It's hard out there for a photo captioner…

Esteev September 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Issue based elections are so boring. I'm glad we have "Maggie" and Barber around with their boots on the ground, grinding out the tough stories.

fuflans September 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

oh hai maggie: welcome to your 15 minutes of internet meme-dom. it's kinda like what warhol said, only with less fame and more mocking.

(do you know who andy warhol is?)

Gleem McShineys September 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Maggie posts a photo of Andy Warhol in response

(it's actually a cartoon of Captain Planet)

Kid_Charlemagne September 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Mr. Romney, your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?

finallyhappy September 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Spelling correctly is one of those liberal things- or possibly this guy listens to a Polish news source that says Obama is winning

emmelemm September 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

They stink on ice.

BaldarTFlagass September 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

5,000=18,000
Well, her Ma was 68 but she said she was 24, so obviously math is not a strength in Maggie's fambly.
♪Oh I ain't gonna look at Maggie's blog no more♫

trampndirtdown September 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm

But everybody said she was the brains behind Pa.

CommieDad September 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Come on. Is this any worse than your average Wonkette post? We all exaggerate and make mistakes. Mitt makes a HILARIOUS joke about airplane windows, and people think he was serious. It was a joke, right? Right?

Oh I give up. Matt Barber is such a douchbag.

fuflans September 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

that looks exactly like ohio.

mavenmaven September 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

There would have been 18000 people at a Romney/Ryan rally if it weren't for all those liberal ordered abortions.

prommie September 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

"Wingnuts furious." There's really no other state a wingnut can be in, is there? Its redundant, isn't it, to even mention it any more? Its like "stupid moron."

FakaktaSouth September 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm

or stupid wingnuts

Peckerwood_Pete September 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Who the fuck are the Decemberists? I stopped buying new music sometime around when Kurt Cobain died. This new stuff all sounds like shit to this old man.

chicken_thief September 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Down by the Water is a great song. That's all I know about them….

Peckerwood_Pete September 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I'll take Down by the River by Neil Young…

cheetojeebus September 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I'm so lame, I went to an early gig by Nirvana and left after the opening band cause I was tired.

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:36 am

And, get off this man's lawn, you hear, you damned kids! Why I oughta'…

ingloriousbytch September 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

No one counted. No one took a pic. None of the “media” eyeballed it. No evidence at all.

Sound like that Glenn Beck rally of "one million" people back when he did his daily sundowning on Fox.

barto September 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm

So it seems as if this is Matt Barber in 2012. Lesson? Matt Barber is still an asshole.

Chow Yun Flat September 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I will remember forever the huge Grant Park rally for Romney and Ryan after the won the 2008 election.

sati_demise September 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I have inside info from Wing Nut email chains that all this 'stuff' comes directly from KKKarl Roves offices.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, you know.

zumpie September 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

This is just like last summer when Mittens rally of less than 500 was a raging success, but Obama drawing around 7,000 was a big, fat failure.

Also, Maggie: Waterfront Park stretches for miles along the Willamette. There is no actual "event space" and it certainly "holds" a lot more than 5,000 people. We have stuff there all fucking summer for precisely that reason, dumbass. As a former event planner, I can tell you that 5,000 people standing, isn't even THAT large a space—-many large hotel ballrooms can accommodate as many, if not more.

bobbert September 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Skeptics appear to have taken over the comment thread at "Maggie's". One enterprising soul actually tracked down the Portland rally photo on Shutterstock.

Also, regarding the assertion that the crowd couldn't have been 18,000 because the "arena" only holds 5,000. The speech was at the BMO Harris Pavilion on the Summerfest grounds. Per wikipedia, "The pavilion features a 10,000-person capacity, including 5,000 seats." It's also open at the sides, so an overflow crowd is quite possible. There are lots of local comments and postings indicating that the place was jam packed.

T3rbo September 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm

My neighborhood doen’t allow political signs in yards, neefer! Me n' maggie haz in common?

ALIVE! September 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I could've told you this was an Obama '08 crowd pic, because I remember it from the Wonket at the time. Best comment was something like: that's a whole lot of hopeful, naive tail.

DahBoner September 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I can't really make out who's in those pictures, but he looks pretty popular, so guess I'll pobably be voting for him…

owhatever September 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Wait till we put up the picture of Romney addressing the Germans. Huuuge crowds.

ChrisM2011 September 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm

You can't make this shit up (unless you're a Republican).

Negropolis September 28, 2012 at 12:11 am

Didn't the very same conservatives complain that that crowd was for the the Septemberists or Decemberists or some shit and not for Obama?

EDIT: This is why you should read the posts before you post.

dopper0189 September 28, 2012 at 2:30 am

Once I could no longer count the blah people on my fingers and toes, I knew it wasn't a Republican rally!

ttommyunger September 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

Totally OT: couldn't help but notice, the shit-birds at my local Board of Elections printed Ballots with R'Money/Ryan at THE TOP OF THE FUCKING BALLOT over the Incumbent President's name. Yes, I have voted Absentee. That is the only way I know of that I can be sure my vote has a record, in this electronic voting State (GA). These cocksuckers are insufferable. Oh, and by the way; fuck Matt Barber and his arithmetically and morally challenged fuckmates.

Geminisunmars September 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

8th. My old stomping grounds, which I dearly miss.

rocktonsam September 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

also getting coffee too

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