a clown car full of millionaires: the 2016 presidential primary thread

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Feel like there should be a collective noun specifically for prez candidates at this point.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:23 (five years ago) link

a loose affiliation of millionaire and billionaires and babies

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:36 (five years ago) link

JEB! re Pope's leaked encyclical

"I think religion ought to be about making us better as people, less about things (that) end up getting into the political realm."

the gall is simply breathtaking

big fat rascal (will), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:39 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/6MdCik8.gif

pplains, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 02:59 (five years ago) link

you'll have a separate one for the serious Dem death match that none of u r entertained by, right?

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 03:54 (five years ago) link

http://assets.inarkansas.com/61159/hillary-clinton-mike-huckabee.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 04:15 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFVC3qYGYiE

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:58 (five years ago) link

A friend told me that in early May she and her husband hung out briefly with Rubio, his wife, and kids on the beach (they have a common friend). All I wanted to know was what he looked like in a bathing suit.

"Nothing remarkable. Slight gut, bad sunglasses," she said.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:16 (five years ago) link

Did Rubio ask 'em for money (he's got debts to pay)?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:08 (five years ago) link

If they let Trump into the debates--I'm not sure which is the worse option, letting him in or keeping him out--I expect you'll get a lot of screenshots of Bush looking like this:

http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/content/uploads/sites/3/2012/10/1015-romney-debate.jpg

clemenza, Thursday, 18 June 2015 02:27 (five years ago) link

I don't know if Jeb! can pull off that bemused, slightly condescending patriarchal gaze quite like ol' WMR.

http://i.imgur.com/klzQBzs.jpg

pplains, Thursday, 18 June 2015 03:46 (five years ago) link

and Ned Beatty as Jeb

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 June 2015 03:51 (five years ago) link

looks like a ceo who knows the sec investigators are coming while he's talking to reporters who don't know yet

j., Thursday, 18 June 2015 04:03 (five years ago) link

In photos like the one above of Romney at the debates, I always saw a kind of sad, resigned nausea as he looked at some of the other people on the stage with him (Gingrich, Cain, Perry), and that's how Bush will look upon Trump and one or two others this time.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:34 (five years ago) link

Nah, Romney looks at everyone like that.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:38 (five years ago) link

Trump in the debates will be great cuz he will say some obnoxious shit that the base will love and then the other participants will be forced to either dispute it (at their peril) or agree w it (at their peril)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:10 (five years ago) link

Romney even pulls that shit at McDonalds.

http://i.imgur.com/XI4EKU5.jpg

pplains, Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:56 (five years ago) link

tbf sad resigned nausea is the only appropriate response to McDs

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:01 (five years ago) link

two dogwhistle right-wing coworkers today spent a good portion of the morning talking about Trump on Hannity last night

"say what you want about the guy, he's got some good points." "he's right about the tax situation. i could see myself voting for him"

....is a conversation that was actually had, zero laughter

I dont know whether to kill myself or them at this point

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 18 June 2015 20:16 (five years ago) link

they should totally vote for him

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 June 2015 20:19 (five years ago) link

That McDonalds photo is great--maybe that expression is indeed frozen into place.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 June 2015 23:22 (five years ago) link

resting condescending-patrician face

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 18 June 2015 23:28 (five years ago) link

looks like a ceo who knows the sec investigators are coming while he's talking to reporters who don't know yet

― j., Thursday, June 18, 2015 1:03 AM (19 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

in love with this ^

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Thursday, 18 June 2015 23:29 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/AuS67tKl.jpg

pplains, Friday, 19 June 2015 01:25 (five years ago) link

the greatest photograph in the history of the primaries

Joan Crawford Loves Chachi, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:47 (five years ago) link

I just got back from a brief trip and found this thread. May I say congratulations, Οὖτις, on the thread title. It gave both me and my wife irl lols.

Aimless, Friday, 19 June 2015 17:37 (five years ago) link

brutal xxp

marcos, Friday, 19 June 2015 18:46 (five years ago) link

GOP clown car

About 328,000 results (0.37 seconds)

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 June 2015 19:08 (five years ago) link

greatest photograph

not to discount the value of photos or to inflate the value of HRC, but Abe Lincoln was one awkward, ugly mofo, and if he were running today, an age where every candidate is photographed a minimum of 5000 times a day, we'd no doubt have some pretty brutal material to laugh at, too

Aimless, Friday, 19 June 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

however, he could tell a story, and a joke.

The fish swallower is certainly not a clown, and boy has she mastered the optics since '08. It's a transformation!

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 June 2015 19:35 (five years ago) link

That fish picture really reminds me of the first episode of Veep, where Selina asks Mike what went wrong with her campaign, and he answers (apron) 'The hat. And that picture of you with a hotdog...'

Frederik B, Friday, 19 June 2015 19:48 (five years ago) link

I've found my primary protest vote.

Oh, and pickled herring eater is Angela Merkel.

We'd like to conduct a wobulator test here (Sanpaku), Friday, 19 June 2015 23:37 (five years ago) link

To be comprehensive:

German chancellor Angela Merkel eats a pickled herring after the name giving ceremony for the fish trawler ROS 777 of the Warnemuender fishery in Sassnitz, eastern Germany.

Aimless, Saturday, 20 June 2015 01:47 (five years ago) link

o i c

why the fuck is it in this thread then?

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 June 2015 03:04 (five years ago) link

do people really think bernie has a chance? i can't believe there are people who think that. so silly. Hill -vs- Jeb is such a done deal.

scott seward, Saturday, 20 June 2015 03:47 (five years ago) link

hill yes j.e.b. no imo

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 June 2015 04:25 (five years ago) link

Yeah this time four years ago we were waiting for Perry to officially enter the race and sweep all before him.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 20 June 2015 05:43 (five years ago) link

I guess it's either jeb(!) or walker or maybe rubio? I can't imagine any scenario where it all lines up for anyone else.

1992 ball boy (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 June 2015 06:16 (five years ago) link

"scott seward
Posted: June 19, 2015 at 10:47:23 PM
do people really think bernie has a chance? i can't believe there are people who think that. so silly. Hill -vs- Jeb is such a done deal."

Hmmm yes I remember when Hillary was also a done deal in 2008, good point

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Saturday, 20 June 2015 06:38 (five years ago) link

Hmmm yes I remember when Hillary was also a done deal in 2008, good point

Young (for a politician), hyper-charismatic black dude vs. cranky 95-year-old white guy who won't even comb his hair = not exactly the same thing.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:25 (five years ago) link

obama had a ton of support by this point last cycle, already wrapped up a a bunch of endorsements and was polling well, also he was just a better candidate than ol bernie bless his heart

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:36 (five years ago) link

Feel like enough non-Republican people are sick of the Clintons to make it a thing.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:12 (five years ago) link

Bernie will get a noticeable amount of protest votes, but nowhere near enough to mount a Eugene McCarthy-like challenge to the status quo. If he gets as much as 25% in any primary it will be a laudable miracle.

Aimless, Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:17 (five years ago) link

i've said it before and i'll say it again, if hill or jeb win it would mean 32 years of bush/clinton world rulership. frightening but true!

scott seward, Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:27 (five years ago) link

Something wrong w yr math there

Οὖτις, Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:39 (five years ago) link

Hw = 4
Bubba = 8
Dubya = 8

That's only 20. Even if hillary wins 2 terms that's 28.

Οὖτις, Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:40 (five years ago) link

Went back and checked - 10th June four years ago was when Perry first appeared on the relevant thread, by 14th July people were saying it was him Romney and Bachmann.

Which I think more goes to show that we know nothing at this stage.

My suspicion is that it won't be the endless free for all that happened last time, partly because that happened last time and clearly didn't help Romney, and partly because unless Jeb's face falls off at the first debate, the Republicans as a party are generally comfortable with him, unlike the animatronic Mr Burns that they went to any lengths (remember Herman Cain got a push?) to avoid four years ago.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:45 (five years ago) link

xp "in the white house" is generally how that factoid's phrased.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:45 (five years ago) link

Hw = 4
Bubba = 8
Dubya = 8

That's only 20. Even if hillary wins 2 terms that's 28.

I think people who care about this usually also include HW's 8 years as Reagan's VP.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 20 June 2015 18:06 (five years ago) link

To lead this fight, the United States must dramatically increase its efforts to appeal directly to the moderate Kurds, Syrians and Iraqis. We must convince them that the Islamic State poses a fundamental threat to their existence.

hmmm I sort of think they may have figured this out already. have their been any signs of this, like maybe thousands of people fleeing the area? let me call my trusted ex-CIA advisors...

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 November 2015 23:10 (four years ago) link

carson's advisors in the NYT remind me of an apologetic parent talking to a teacher on parent-teacher day. "yes, we know little susie is struggling with math. we're trying really hard at home, but she just has a real problem listening. also, we're really sorry if she's acting up in class."

wizzz! (amateurist), Wednesday, 18 November 2015 23:13 (four years ago) link

this silent muslim majority of people who dont exist or dont give a fuck about us or our interests

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 18 November 2015 23:13 (four years ago) link

Carson should have gotten a sideways dig in at Trump: "Believe me, my plans to defeat the Islamic State are effective."

clemenza, Wednesday, 18 November 2015 23:22 (four years ago) link

"I've defeated the Islamic State before..."

nickn, Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:02 (four years ago) link

"... and not just in a green room"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:04 (four years ago) link

The five Radical Islams that I'm going to eliminate during my presidency are ISIS, Daesh, ISIL, the Islamic State, and ISIL.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:08 (four years ago) link

huh weird the link header said she was calling for ground troops, yet she is not actually quoted saying such

way to go NYT

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:15 (four years ago) link

sounds like carsonsplainin' to Muslims up there

hillsplainin' to come

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:17 (four years ago) link

lol: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/after-paris-we-should-look-to-chris-christie/2015/11/18/9077dbea-8d58-11e5-ae1f-af46b7df8483_story.html

Lennon as ISIS supporter is classick (is his wife advising Christie?)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:44 (four years ago) link

Lennon, as bad a political thinker as he was a grammarian, never learned this: Countries, meaning nation-states, are, for all their shortcoming and dangers, indispensable for making self-government possible and secure.

shit, he's right, why didn't John learn this in school

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:48 (four years ago) link

Sanders RS interview

Clearly, one of the factors that influenced my life was the knowledge, as a kid, that my dad's family – and probably my mother's as well, but I knew more about my dad – that many members of his family were killed by Hitler. So what you learn, not intellectually when you're seven years of age, but it goes into your emotional, instinctual base, is that politics makes a difference. Hitler and the Nazis were elected to office in Germany. And 50 million people died in that war, including 6 million Jews.

That's why many African-Americans pay attention to politics in a different way. Politics meant that segregation and lynching existed in this country. And that's why African-Americans are very sensitive to what goes on in politics. And the same thing with Jewish people. That is how, instinctually, if you like, or emotionally, I gravitated into politics.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/bernie-sanders-political-revolution-20151118

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:54 (four years ago) link

george will is such a colossal dipshit

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:08 (four years ago) link

I read that column as Georgie-boy fishing for a job for his wife

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:13 (four years ago) link

^^ yep

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:26 (four years ago) link

For an example of pluperfect unseriousness, consider this Trump claim

"pluperfect unseriousness" eat my butt nerd

no candidate in the Republican field can match Christie’s combination of a prosecutor’s bearing and a governor’s executive temperament.

lmao

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:27 (four years ago) link

unreal, the fuck is he kidding.

goole, Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:28 (four years ago) link

who else but Chris Christie can combine the assholishness of a New Jersey prosecutor with the corruption of a New Jersey governor???

actually probably more than half the field but the point stands

Amira, Queen of Creativity (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:30 (four years ago) link

lol

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:31 (four years ago) link

his whole brand, even to people who like him, is a redfaced prick. bearing? what

goole, Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:31 (four years ago) link

Will's belief that it strengthens his critique of Lennon to take a dig at the grammar in his lyrics is both touching and pathetic.

Aimless, Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:33 (four years ago) link

lol UMS

Frump 'n' Dump (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:35 (four years ago) link

Aimless are you not familiar with the lyrical heights attained by Will's deep catalog of pop hits

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:36 (four years ago) link

his whole brand, even to people who like him, is a redfaced prick.

― goole, Thursday, November 19, 2015 1:31 PM

Christie's too!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:38 (four years ago) link

Children are not working in factories and they're not working in the fields, but you have millions of families today who do not know how they're gonna feed their kids tonight. That's a fact. So many of these problems remain, maybe not as severe. But his vision is a vision that I share.

Including an "overthrow of the capitalist system"?

No, no, no. Now you're being provocative. If you follow my campaign, have you heard me talk about overthrowing the capitalist economic system?

No, I haven't.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:39 (four years ago) link

little known fact: when composing his mellifluous prose, George Will listens exclusively to the grammatically correct song stylings of Orrin Hatch

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:40 (four years ago) link

He used to dig Springsteen:

In the course of a clumsy encomium, Will managed to contort the experience beyond recognition, ending in a burst of free market bluster: "If all Americans--in labor and management, who make steel or cars or shoes or textiles--made their products with as much energy and confidence as Springsteen and his merry band make music, there would be no need for Congress to be thinking about protectionism." In other words, if you find slapping bumpers onto compact cars less fulfilling than singing rock and roll songs in front of adoring masses, fuck off.

http://www.rockrap.com/archive/archiv17.html

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 19 November 2015 18:43 (four years ago) link

cover shot for Will's debut album "Where There's a Will, There's a Way"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:00 (four years ago) link

Will to Power

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:02 (four years ago) link

looool

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:03 (four years ago) link

I Will

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:05 (four years ago) link

that one's only funny if you read it with a silly voice, sorry

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:06 (four years ago) link

Springsteen and his merry band

Just wanted to see that again.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:11 (four years ago) link

well done

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:29 (four years ago) link

Beautiful.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:54 (four years ago) link

A+

sleeve, Thursday, 19 November 2015 19:55 (four years ago) link

I've Got My Own Column To Do

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:03 (four years ago) link

Skipping 7686 messages at this point....

surely we need a new thread?

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:05 (four years ago) link

good idea

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:07 (four years ago) link

keep thinking about that, then checking the number of candidates still in the field and going "nah, we're still on board the clown car." i guess eventually it might get down to more a beverly hillbillies car? i really didn't think anybody else was going to pack it in until iowa, but then jindal dropped and who knows, maybe graham, pataki and all-star gilmore will shortly decide it's "not their time."

Frump 'n' Dump (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:07 (four years ago) link

Buttload of Faith: the 2016 Presidential Primary Thread (Pt 2)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:09 (four years ago) link

surely the clown car has taken a beating and needs to be traded in for a slightly newer model?

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:10 (four years ago) link

xpost

:)

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:10 (four years ago) link

was gonna go with busload but buttload seemed more appropriate somehow

Οὖτις, Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:11 (four years ago) link


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