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Flip Flop Olympics
August 18, 2004 4:55 AM   Subscribe

John Kerry's Flip Flop Olympics. Flash fun from the folks over at the Bush/Cheney campaign.
posted by Otis (32 comments total)

 
We've gone past ads and are just posting crap from the campaign websites now?

PS. Bush's Flip Flops.
posted by Space Coyote at 4:59 AM on August 18, 2004


This post will self-destruct in 3... 2... 1...
posted by insomnia_lj at 5:06 AM on August 18, 2004


this was already posted by steve, i think. (but it did make Chris Matthews go off on the B/C spokesperson on Hardball the other day for selective editing and taking words out of context)
posted by amberglow at 5:13 AM on August 18, 2004


.. ok, my sarcasm detector is back on after having my morning cup of tea.. still, it will be fun to see moveon.org or whoever's response to this one. After the RNC made Kerryopoly the response was much more cutting, Contractopoly is the new interactive game that lets you win billions in sweetheart deals from the Bush Administration as you rebuild Iraq
posted by Space Coyote at 5:16 AM on August 18, 2004


Oh my gosh... that's a terrible interface.
posted by psychotic_venom at 5:20 AM on August 18, 2004


Cheney flip-flops on whether we ought to be "sensetive" in war.
posted by eustacescrubb at 5:38 AM on August 18, 2004


Will November never come?
posted by Outlawyr at 6:03 AM on August 18, 2004


Did somebody really post something from georgewbush.com on the front page? In a non-ironic way?

Why are my eyes bleeding?
posted by Blue Stone at 6:15 AM on August 18, 2004


I'm amazed at how someone can be so indecisive and yet be definitively the most liberal member of the Senate.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:20 AM on August 18, 2004


Better a flip-flop than a plain old flop, I say.
posted by rushmc at 6:26 AM on August 18, 2004


Blue Stone:
You might want to borrow some of Space Coyote's tea. This is offered more in the spirit of this thread. Maybe a title of "John Kerry=Angus Young?" would have made that clearer.
posted by Otis at 6:49 AM on August 18, 2004


Nothing quite as amusing as watching certain political leaders (and their apologists) getting called out for exactly what they dish out.
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 7:02 AM on August 18, 2004


I'm sick of the right-wing bias here on Mefi. If someone had posted something from johnkerry.com, it would have been gone within minutes!
posted by jpoulos at 7:24 AM on August 18, 2004


It actually could've been a fun game, if the game didn't immediately tell you what the answers were. If it was actually a real quiz, and you missed several of them, you could come out at the end thinking, "hmm.... I guess I really don't know what this guy's positions are." But as it is, they spoonfeed you the answers, and therefore just end up illustrating once again that the B/C crew thinks we're all a bunch of dolts. Boo hiss.

holy fuck I can't wait 'til November....
posted by spilon at 7:31 AM on August 18, 2004


It actually could've been a fun game, if the game didn't immediately tell you what the answers were.

This would have been a good post, if the "game" were actually well done, which it's not.

The content of this "game" offends me as a Democrat and an American. The delivery of this "game" offends me as a developer and gamer. The content of this "post" offends me as a member of the MeFi community.

Though I do love how all the side ads for this post are for flip flops...
posted by mkultra at 9:01 AM on August 18, 2004


from the homepage, apparently the statement is



I am too amused by this.

It reads so awkwardly, because the actual phrase your mind fills in is Moving Backward. You don't move something forward. There's some semantic rule to this, but I can't remember. It should be moving ahead. But if you just glance up and down (like you would speed reading) you fill in "moving america backward" - absolutely hilarious copy writing.

And then there's also just the words Heart and Soul...
posted by Peter H at 9:54 AM on August 18, 2004


The only thing worse than this is imagining some poor deluded dipshit repeating these discredited talking points around the water cooler. I think I'm beginning to understand why a couple of republicans I know decided to hold their nose and vote for Kerry this time.
posted by 2sheets at 10:01 AM on August 18, 2004


Flippity floppity floop.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:30 AM on August 18, 2004


this post is way out of the mainstream.

*beep*
posted by petebest at 10:54 AM on August 18, 2004


But if you just glance up and down (like you would speed reading) you fill in "moving america backward"

Huh? Why would you do that? "FOR" looks nothing like "BACK." No matter how fast I glance at that, I can't make myself think it reads "backward."
posted by kindall at 11:00 AM on August 18, 2004


this was already posted by steve, i think.

Me? No.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:39 AM on August 18, 2004


These "olympics" are full of roids. Well, at least the lies told in them are full of roids.
posted by Bag Man at 11:49 AM on August 18, 2004


It reads so awkwardly, because the actual phrase your mind fills in is Moving Backward.

Peter H, I gotta say I think you're off your rocker. "Moving Forward" sound completely normal to me (political context aside).

Maybe when you meant to type "...the actual phrase that my mind fills in..."
posted by cortex at 11:51 AM on August 18, 2004


Are we settled on flip-flops now? I much preferred waffles.
posted by reklaw at 12:38 PM on August 18, 2004


I'm still amused at the tactics the Bush administration have taken: "Kerry ACTUALLY voted for that $87B Iraq thing. What a moron!"

More amusing still is that it works. I can't wait for November either. I hear that Canada's planning to invade and save us all.
posted by hoborg at 12:54 PM on August 18, 2004


I continually find it amusing that the Kerry and Bush sites feature John Kerry front and center. Who are the Republicans running this year anyway? He doesn't stand a chance!
posted by psmealey at 12:59 PM on August 18, 2004


Maybe when you meant to type "...the actual phrase that my mind fills in..."

Ah, probably true.
There is a rule of semantics with some phrases that you avoid because of predominant use, all that. But yeah, I think I'm so pushed up against a wall by Bush that reading HEART AND SOUL and then all that nonsense I did probably fill backwards in for forwards. A total flip-flop!

Sighs, I can't hold steady on the semantic issue.
posted by Peter H at 1:01 PM on August 18, 2004


fuck the phrase flip-flop -- it didnt mean shit to any of you a year ago -- cant you see its merely fascist propaganda aimed at associating Kerrys name with HIPPIE-WEAR?
posted by Satapher at 3:21 PM on August 18, 2004


Maybe when you meant to type "...the actual phrase that my mind fills in..."

Maybe what I meant to type was "Maybe what you meant to type was..." .

And in retrospect my original comment reads snarkier than it was meant to be.

And "semantics" is a fun word regardless.
posted by cortex at 4:01 PM on August 18, 2004


flip-flops are a fun and useful footwear. we must stop the libelous use of this wholly american term by those who hate mainstream america so much.

/viva revolucion!
posted by moonbird at 4:25 PM on August 18, 2004


I continually find it amusing that the Kerry and Bush sites feature John Kerry front and center.

They say that the candidate who runs the most negative campaign usually loses these days. I have my doubts about that, but the candidates are providing a crystal clear positive/negative choice this year, so I guess we'll find out.
posted by rushmc at 4:40 PM on August 18, 2004


The only thing worse than this is imagining some poor deluded dipshit repeating these discredited talking points around the water cooler

imagine ten thousand.

The phrase 'flip-flop' is a meme the RNC is trying to spread. First appeared on Fox News, where they repeated it ad infinitum. Now they're trying a little web game.
It doesn't need to actually mean anything. That's beside the point. Just to attach a negative term to Kerry is the goal.
posted by Miles Long at 4:19 PM on August 19, 2004


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