not supposed to say it is just like goebbels

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

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.”

[GoodAsYou/MaggiesNotebook]

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  • nounverb911

    Sounds like the wingnuts are going color blind.

    • LibertyLover

      Or Cross-eyed.

      • Terry

        Or are just craven liars.

        • Meathamper

          No, that would be too easy.

    • Callyson

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

    • I_P

      Except in rural Virginia. And Texas.

  • DrunkIrishman

    Their new message: Romney is black too!

    • LibertyLover

      Does that make Romney the "new black?"

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

      • gullywompr

        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.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          And God help him if he starts singing Mammie…

      • Callyson

        Are his jumps the right height?

        • mille derps

          He prefers the term "leaps of faith"….

        • bobbert

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

      • Negropolis

        Mormon is the new Blah!

    • Preferred Customer

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

    • CthuNHu

      In his heart, yes. Call him Captain Blackheart.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    Conservatives got the numbers wrong?? Gadzooks!

    • One_who_wanders

      Lovey, get me the crystal cocktail shaker!

    • ProgressiveInga

      121% of Fox News watchers are shocked!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      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

        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

    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

      And by color, and don't forget class.

    • nounverb911

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

      • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

        Emperor Shih huang-ti?

      • WhatTheHeck

        Walt Disney?

      • Baconzgood

        Gru?

      • Generation[redacted]

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

        • Fare la Volpe

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

      • ProgressiveInga

        My Pops?

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Rock Hudson?

      • mille derps

        Farmer McGregor?

      • redarmyzombie

        Napoleon Bonaparte?

    • Toomush_Infer

      Also, no scooters….

  • Mittens Howell, III

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

    • PsycWench

      Romney's two young daughters are so adorable.

      • Fare la Volpe

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

  • FakaktaSouth

    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

      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

        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

          Better living through chemicals!

      • Negropolis

        Also, "unity pony" by his Democratic detractors.

    • Callyson

      and I have a Ken doll sized dick

      /also, too

    • mille derps

      Huge dick libel!

  • LibertyLover

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

    • ProgressiveInga

      People are people, my friend.

    • Naked_Bunny

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

  • HRH_Maddie

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

    • PsycWench

      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

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

      • mrpuma2u

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

    • Jennyjen798

      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

    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

      Which one are you? ;-)

      • coolhandnuke

        The white guy with the cool, boss hair.

        • LibertyLover

          Why, THERE you are!!!

        • zumpie

          Hey, do you know Bob?

          • coolhandnuke

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

    • Fuck Toad

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

      • coolhandnuke

        Magic Gardens.

        • Fuck Toad

          Soaking Trousers.

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

          • UW8316154

            Only after sorting all the recycling into the correct bin.

          • rocktonsam

            also getting coffee too

    • Negropolis

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

  • no_gravity

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

    Paste eaters?

    • jqheywood

      Lotus-eater libel!!!!!

    • mille derps

      Glue sniffers?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "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'?"

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    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

      You have a Townhall Fellowship waiting for you.

      • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

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

  • Indiepalin

    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

      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

        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

          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

            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).

          • Geminisunmars

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

      • Generation[redacted]

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

      • johnnymeatworth

        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

          Is that where cedar cheese comes from?

          • jqheywood

            And the cakes we like

    • SoBeach

      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

        Same here.

      • anniegetyerfun

        This is good news for John McCain!

        • glasspusher

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

      • tracyhasfun

        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

      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

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

    • Callyson

      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

      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

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

      • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

        Move over, Lassie, Indiepalin's dog rules.

        • glasspusher

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

    • Negropolis

      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

    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

      There are still a few phone booths around.

      • glasspusher

        Planck Space…

  • Baconzgood

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

  • Mittens Howell, III

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

    Are they chanting "Ryan! Ryan!" ?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Or BOOOOOOOOOOROMNEY

  • SoBeach

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

    • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

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

  • LibertyLover

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

  • CrunchyKnee

    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.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

  • docterry6973

    '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

      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

    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

      Bald-faced Ryan.

    • anniegetyerfun

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

  • Nesnora

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

  • Raskolnikova

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

    • prommie

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

    • Geminisunmars

      They have plenty to share.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

        • Geminisunmars

          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

      Be sure to grow out your bangs.

    • An_Outhouse

      i see what you did there.

  • Mondo_Cane

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

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

    • http://wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

      A black guy anywhere in the photo?

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Spin Matt, spin like the wind!

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    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

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

  • Goonemeritus

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

    • mrpuma2u

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

  • bauserdotcom

    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

    If is was in the least bit true:

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

  • PuckStopsHere

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

    • MaxNeanderthal

      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

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

  • chascates

    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.

    • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

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

      • Fare la Volpe

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

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

  • Not_So_Much

    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

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

    • emmelemm

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

    • UW8316154

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

    • viennawoods13

      Nice work, Doktor Zoom. Fact-Czechs.

  • SmutBoffin

    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

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

      The post-election-day meltdown will be terrifying.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    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

      Here's a simple formula:

      dumbshits plus internet tubes plus lies = more dumbshits

    • Geminisunmars

      how do it work, work?

    • bobbert

      honesty, how do it work?

      (Answ: honesty? What's that?)

  • http://www.notfrisco.com/colmatales/norton/proclaim.html#declaration Joshua Norton

    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.

  • http://rightthinkingamerican.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    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

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

      • Negropolis

        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

    Is Maggie the loonie chick from Northern Exposure???

  • Mittens Howell, III

    Skewed photos?

  • prommie

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

    • FakaktaSouth

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

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Incitefully_Joe

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

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Ironically, they can.

      • prommie

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

    • Mondo_Cane

      I was a 50 yo hipster before it was cool –

      • emmelemm

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

    • chicken_thief

      Only Down By the Water.

    • cheetojeebus

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

    • DahBoner

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

    • Negropolis

      Can you fit into skinny jeans?

  • LibertyLover

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

    • NellCote71

      Kind of like 13% is a fair tax rate?

      • LibertyLover

        xactly.

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Incitefully_Joe

    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.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

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

  • Detesticle

    Republicans — always Rick Rolling themselves

  • http://rightthinkingamerican.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

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

    • coolhandnuke

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

  • mille derps
    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Damn, I love The Beat…

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

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

    • Negropolis

      Damn Canadians. Blame Canada!

  • SexySmurf

    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

      look at poles.

      What kind of rally was this?!

    • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

      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.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        But make sure to Fact-Czech¹ them!

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

        • jqheywood

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

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

      *shaking head*

      They really got nothing, do they?

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

  • http://wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

    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

    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

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

    • MissTaken

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

    • Nostrildamus

      Nice Godwin, Z!

      • Doktor Zoom

        Something something something annex the Sudetenland.

    • Negropolis

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

  • http://wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

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

  • OneYieldRegular

    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

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

  • Generation[redacted]

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

    • zumpie

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

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

    • jqheywood

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

  • mbobier

    It's hard out there for a Wingnut….

    • Esteev

      It's hard out there for a photo captioner…

  • Esteev

    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.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    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

      Maggie posts a photo of Andy Warhol in response

      (it's actually a cartoon of Captain Planet)

  • Kid_Charlemagne

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

  • finallyhappy

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

  • emmelemm

    They stink on ice.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    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♫

    • http://whateveritisimagainstit.blogspot.com trampndirtdown

      But everybody said she was the brains behind Pa.

  • CommieDad

    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.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    that looks exactly like ohio.

  • mavenmaven

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

  • prommie

    "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

      or stupid wingnuts

  • Peckerwood_Pete

    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

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

      • Peckerwood_Pete

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

    • cheetojeebus

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

    • Negropolis

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

  • ingloriousbytch

    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

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

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

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

  • sati_demise

    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

    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

    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

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

  • ALIVE!

    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

    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

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

  • ChrisM2011

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

  • Negropolis

    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

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

  • ttommyunger

    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.