2012 republican presidential nominee IV: NEEDS MORE BOOING

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Gingrich has been on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week, and State of the Union today. His one-man crusade against the elite media rages on.

clemenza, Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Where's Tyee?

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Sunday, 4 March 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone listen to George Will's remarks about Limbaugh on "This Morning"? It revives, depressingly, the moribund idea that he is a Smart Republican Worth Listening To.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

"YOUTH FOR RON PAUL" ugh

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe some of these paulies will have a reverse-david horowitz and become raging left-wing radicals.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

not up to par i think but

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I heard Will this morning. What he said was fine.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

George and Matthew slapped their knees and thought "Ain't this a corker?!" when they heard that salad fork remark.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was a funny line. You've decided he isn't worth listening to, so you don't listen--I mean, you're gauging the reactions of people around him.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why would I have posted if I hadn't listened to it?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not what I meant...I mean not listen as in you've already decided he's incapable of saying anything smart or funny.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

As as fat-free sugarless substitute for Beltway wit he's ok if you ignore his history about being wrong about everything in the last thirty years except Ross Perot and Afghanistan. The HuffPost among others this afternoon revived the notion that Will is the Smart, Adult Conservative thanks to this remark, without qualification. It's worth bringing up because it's as loony a notion as taking Santorum seriously.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

as = a

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm just saying that it's okay to credit him with being right about this one thing, and in a way that I thought was quite funny, without implying that you think he's a genius. He says stuff on TV. Sometimes he's good.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

George Will says more than enough facepalmingly stupid things that I am no longer decieved by the fact that he employs a larger vocabulary and longer sentences than the average shill for Republican foolishness. He may have a fancy education, but he still talks shit most of the time.

Aimless, Monday, 5 March 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Rick Nielsen too. I guess bow ties have a fundamentally overpowering allure for me.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe some of these paulies will have a reverse-david horowitz and become raging left-wing radicals.

they would have to start giving a shit about other people which is something we can pray for i guess

blank, Monday, 5 March 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

George Will and Newt Gingrich are proof that you can get people to think you're smart through the sheer force of persona.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 5 March 2012 04:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

The right audience doesn't hurt either.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 5 March 2012 04:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Rick Nielsen too. I guess bow ties have a fundamentally overpowering allure for me.

― clemenza, Sunday, March 4, 2012 8:19 PM Bookmark

Tucker Carlson.

marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Monday, 5 March 2012 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Louis Farrakhan

Aimless, Monday, 5 March 2012 05:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pee-Wee Herman:

Me, Halloween 1998:

What can I say? Our little group has always been, and always will until the end.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frum lets'er rip.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frum and Will are saying almost exactly the same thing. Why is Will worthy of derision, while Frum is "letting it rip"?

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Because one is George Will and the other is David Frum

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Seventh Inning Stretch of Evil.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like David Frum fine--he's been great the last couple of years--but I don't get that. If they're making the same point, and Will's doing it in a way that's funny, then kudos to both.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo the worst part is the rest of the abc panel giggling at the 'salad fork' joke.

goole, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rush attempts to explain himself.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Let's'er rip" is one of my oft-used phrases for links, used sarcastically or sincerely.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flagpost Sitta (Phil D.), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

They thought it was funny, so they laughed. I laughed too. It was a good line. I wasn't thinking about anything Will might have written about Walter Mondale in 1984.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo the worst part is the rest of the abc panel giggling at the 'salad fork' joke.

and reinforced the impression that the Beltway punditocracy is a merit-based circle jerk (educated people, see, know the difference between forks).

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those two words were inappropriate, uncalled for, and actually distracted from the point I was trying to make

oh fuck you

be scientific, douchebag (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you find Will funny, as I do sometimes, I think that's part and parcel of why you find him funny--his snobbish and carefully calculated detachment from the world. I just don't see it as anything worth getting upset about.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I admit: I own two of his collections.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

by the way, if you think I'm mocking you for finding Will's remark funny, that's not at all my intention. He's made me laugh too. I used his remark as an excuse to write about how repugnant Will is generally.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to the mat for him. He's a great man, and he should be added to Mount Rushmore.

clemenza, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god 'legal insurrection'

goole, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god #IAmAndrewBreitbart and #RallyForRush

Ham House showdown (Dan Peterson), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

If Frum truly believes that Limbaugh's three-day outburst was "the bottom of the barrel of shock talk", then either he has an exalted idea of human self- restraint or else no idea of the depths to which humans are willing to descend .

Aimless, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"...of shock talk"

goole, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

For bottom of the barrel commentary, go for this instead. All the man's tics on display: the equivocation, condescension.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rush: "Only the leftists try to use extortion, pressure, threats to silence opposing voices…."

Morning becomes apopleptic (Michael White), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Goldberg reminds me of that Lincoln quote about packing the most words into the fewest ideas.

Morning becomes apopleptic (Michael White), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chris Wallace on Fox showed Santorum the video clip of Obama making the case for all kinds of further education and training, not just 4 year colleges...

Santorum acknowledged that he might have made a mistake.

"Look, maybe I've read some comments where at least it was characterized that the president said we should go to four-year colleges," he said. "If I was in error, you said you haven't found that, I certainly read that… if it was an error, I agree with the president that we should have options for a variety of training."

Santorum's defensive answers to Wallace re Catholicism and birth control, and his lack of charity donations are uh, entertaining as well

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/04/rick-santorum-fix-news-birth-control_n_1319393.html

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flagpost Sitta (Phil D.), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ Real life LOL!

Ham House showdown (Dan Peterson), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's really great

iatee, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Monday, 5 March 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

live stream at WaPo of quitting any time now

http://www.washingtonpost.com/live/video-1

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

currently just a reporter standing around on camera wearing a purple necktie

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

nyt sez 'suspends'. isn't his kid sick again?

j., Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Please please please have sobbing children in the shot when he concedes

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, she is. xp

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

He is still on the ballot in Pennsylvania and other states, so unless he endorses Romney or makes similar noises, I will presume this 'suspension' is like a trial seperation and there's a chance he could get back in it. The hospitalization of his kid allows this to play out for him either way without blame.

Aimless, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

losing your home state is losing in disgrace

iatee, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Taking care of your kid is a valid way to go out.

I'm of two minds of this:

1) awesome to have them using up millions on each other before the GE, so the end of that so soon is disappointing

2) the schmuck's entire candidacy was a transmission vector for the continual reinforcement of rightwing horseshit to enter the minds of voters & pundits & media consumers on a daily basis. The more times you travel down certain neural pathways, the deeper the ruts get. Dude promoted the standard victimization and resentment of your 21st-C American Republican, and drew attention to plenty of even-more reactionary fuckheads in the process.

3) should we have a new thread now?

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't worry there's almost a billion more dollars that Bam and Romney will burn.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp, person on the teevee said that, did they?

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

all Republicans rehearse victimhood. Santorum has been a martyr for fifteen years.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Santorum's particular flavor is different than Romney's, tho.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

gee rush your headline much

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-04-10/santorum-suspending-bid-for-republican-nomination-person-says

― goole, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 2:19 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha i think this is a weird bloomberg style book quirk http://search1.bloomberg.com/search/?content_type=all&page=1&q=%22person%20says%22

max, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol that's so weird

goole, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

What a quitter. What would he have done if he were president and his daughter was ill? Quit that, too?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seriously disappointed they could not be bothered to stage a reunion of Santorum.jpg, a la the Get Back cover.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

dc otm

pplains, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just watched that movie....

Moodles, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

netflix amirite

pplains, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

yep

Moodles, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

God, I think this motif needs its own thread.

pplains, Monday, 16 April 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

pplains has turned this into the 2008 Hillary: Needs More Kahlua thread...which is a lot more interesting than what's happening with that other lot.

clemenza, Monday, 16 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 16 April 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

In more mundane news Romney filed for an extension on doing his taxes, and there is older video of Romney saying poor Moms should experience the dignity of work (outside the home) if they want to get government benefits

curmudgeon, Monday, 16 April 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

new thread dudes

iatee, Monday, 16 April 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOCK

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

No need for Part Five, the Mittening, right? This just melds into the GE thread?

clemenza, Monday, 16 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yup.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 April 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink


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