Open thread: The CNN YouTube freak show debate; Update: Private jet show of hands video added; Update: Biden tells gun owner he “needs help”; Update: I’ll meet with Castro, Chavez, Ahmadinejad, says Obama

posted at 6:36 pm on July 23, 2007 by Allahpundit

7 p.m. ET. God help me, this one might actually be worth watching. So relentlessly and absurdly have they been hyping it that CBS’s Public Eye blogger had to resort to a Buckwheat analogy to explain it. Behold the cherry on top of the doofus sundae.

Given the inevitable leftwards tilt to the questions and her rock solid status as frontrunner, Hillary may be in for a rough night. Speaking of which, have a look at this post by Kos and consider the possibility that she’ll be attending Yearly Kos while skipping the upcoming annual DLC “national conversation.” Why is that significant? Because not only is the DLC the flagship centrist Democratic nonprofit group, not only did Kos vow last year to destroy it, but it’s been a key supporter of the Clintons dating back to Billy Jeff’s presidency — to the point where the Glacier herself is the current chair of the group’s Dream Initiative. She attended the “national conversation” in 2005 and 2006 and gave the keynote address in 2002 but as of this writing she’s still not listed as one of the speakers next week. If she skips it to please the nutroots it’ll be a total capitulation, a de facto admission that the hard left and not the center owns the party now. And I know a special lady whom I’ll be reminding of that fact at every opportunity.

Anyway. No “John Doe” rules here: if you’re watching and you see something that merits clipping, say something by sending us an e-mail. I leave you with Lonewacko‘s fearless predictions. Play along at home.

Q: How many video questions will feature people wearing masks? (My answer: 3)

Q: How many will feature either a puppet, a muppet, an animated character, or similar? (My answer: 1)

Q: What are the chances that my entry will be shown? (My answer: 1/infinity)

Q: How many questions will not be greeted with a sigh of relief by the candidates, as they go on to say “Good question!” followed by their standard stump speech? (My answer: none).

Update: They actually ran this crap.

Update: That’s a whole lotta hands.

Update: Greasy Joe shows his appreciation for the Second Amendment.

Update: Here’s a little something else for those “Republicans for Obama” to snack on. World Apology Tour ’08, baby.


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yea, to fix medicare we should add another billion dollar beurocracy. its the lib way

CaptainObvious on July 23, 2007 at 8:45 PM

Has there even been one question from a conservative perspective?

infidel4life on July 23, 2007 at 8:44 PM

the “how can you pull out now” came close

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 8:45 PM

tax cuts for the rich.

Yeesh.

Is that urban legend still kickin’?

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:45 PM

yeh i don’t pay enough taxes, $32,000 last year not includeing local taxes.

kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 8:46 PM

The 401k funds in many major corporations are going broke as well. Great fix for SS.

CyberCipher on July 23, 2007 at 8:46 PM

I didn’t know he was running as a dem

Spirit of 1776 on July 23, 2007 at 8:43 PM

The republicans face the same kind of youtube debte format soon

William Amos on July 23, 2007 at 8:46 PM

Kucinich just did the batshit crazy move. Remove Bush tax increases?

Make sure you keep a cut of that, he said it so fast you could barely hear it.

BKennedy on July 23, 2007 at 8:46 PM

borrowing money from china to fight in Bagdad..what?

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

no they are not pimping their mom

kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

They ask a non-factor like Biden and a Martian about taxes.

Typical.

JackStraw on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

stop eating like crap and lose some weight

kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

Of course wer’re going to raise taxes, what, are you kidding?

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

William Amos on July 23, 2007 at 8:46 PM

I know, I was just joking, dude.

Spirit of 1776 on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

oh yeah, you want politicians to solve your medical problems. great idea.

quick, move to France morons. you’ll be much happier.

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

i got a bone spur in my left foot anybody want to help

kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 8:48 PM

The going from the woman with breast cancer to the goofy video (based on an INXS video from the 80′s) was a poor segue.

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 8:48 PM

I know, I was just joking, dude.

Spirit of 1776 on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

Im just glad we werent talking aobut Ron Paul Im not sure what party (Or even what planet) he belongs to

William Amos on July 23, 2007 at 8:48 PM

If these yahoos get their way we’ll be waiting months for VA quality healthcare and taxed to death for it.

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 8:49 PM

oh yeah, you want politicians to solve your medical problems. great idea….

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 8:47 PM

American citizens have GOT to stop looking to the Federal government to solve all of these problems.

CyberCipher on July 23, 2007 at 8:49 PM

Has anyone commented on Edward’s hair yet?

It looks phenomenal.

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:50 PM

90% of these questions come from folks who’ve been dumbed down by our educational system into thinking government should take care of all their personal needs.

infidel4life on July 23, 2007 at 8:50 PM

Breck girl saw some good lawsuits there

Dersu on July 23, 2007 at 8:50 PM

National Health Care…it’ll be just like the DMV except with doctors. That’ll work out great.

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 8:51 PM

I hope this election comes down to healthcare. Romney will win and Hollowpoints head will explode.

Works for me.

JackStraw on July 23, 2007 at 8:51 PM

Trial lawyer for Health Care reform. That’s all you need to know, folks…

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 8:51 PM

90% of these questions come from folks who’ve been dumbed down by our educational system into thinking government should take care of all their personal needs.

infidel4life on July 23, 2007 at 8:50 PM

wait what? isn’t that true?

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 8:51 PM

Has anyone commented on Edward’s hair yet?

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:50 PM

I fear a major environmental disaster will befall us when his hairdo collapses — sort of like Chernobyl.

CyberCipher on July 23, 2007 at 8:52 PM

I swear as this political race goes on Hillary is getting more masculine and John Edwards more feminine

William Amos on July 23, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Not wasting the time on this one.
Interesting to see though,that U-Tube
video’s have more credability than FOX NEWS!

canopfor on July 23, 2007 at 8:52 PM

hillary, please don’t show us your scars. we surrender.

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 8:52 PM

A guy can’t a clef pallet fixed? There’s more to that than money, that’s someone who just isn’t trying. I am sorry but with all the charitable hospitals in the country and existing government programs, that’s a suspicious story.

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Hillary care 2.0 coming soon to a disaster near you…

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Ever notice how Democrats never mention “the unions” when they talk about those nasty “special interests?”

BKennedy on July 23, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Breck girl to Hill:
Hillary why do you leave the seat up?

Dersu on July 23, 2007 at 8:53 PM

i got a bone spur in my left foot anybody want to help
kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 8:48 PM

pick up marbles off the floor with your toes.

Spirit of 1776 on July 23, 2007 at 8:53 PM

These are all the same questions: What can my country do for me?

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:53 PM

I thought Edwards was gonna cry.

infidel4life on July 23, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Do illegals get health care? Chris Dodd goes on about soda in schools.

God, please let them all go on record in favor of this, please!

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Hey Richardson… If you are an illegal alien you aren’t an American.

LegendHasIt on July 23, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Oh, good. Free health care for illegals!

amerpundit on July 23, 2007 at 8:54 PM

I thought Edwards was gonna cry.

Might make his mascara run

William Amos on July 23, 2007 at 8:54 PM

These are all the same questions: What can my country do for me?

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Well said.

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 8:54 PM

i got a bone spur in my left foot anybody want to help

kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 8:48 PM

Gee, maybe stem cell research can fix ya’ right up.

CyberCipher on July 23, 2007 at 8:55 PM

Aw, they let the big guns off on the free health care for illegals. Dodd and Richardson isn’t any fun.

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 8:55 PM

good lord

kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 8:55 PM

“I thought it was a problem that Bush was elected in 2000.”

Jesus, this is the easiest crowd in the world to pander to…

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:55 PM

Free elections and talk radio are both problems for these socialists.

infidel4life on July 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

I am still waiting for someone to pose the critical question:

“What is the airspeed velocity of an Unladen Swallow?

Mike D. on July 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

Gravel is insane! I’m loving it!

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

This is making me sick.

This is a pep rally.

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

CyberCipher on July 23, 2007 at 8:55 PM

LOL

kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

awkward shifting from all the other candidates lol

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

Last time we’ll see Gravel up there.

ctmom on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Hillary will not be stopped. Pray for Ralph Nader’s safety…

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

What is the airspeed velocity of an Unladen Swallow?

Why bring Monica and Bill into the debate ?

William Amos on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Ah, the children. “Go Democrats!”

Good job little girl, you’ve just rooted for the people who are going to make your adult life unlivable. You may even be in a stylish burka.

Hill gives another “Bush sucks” line.

Gravel does have stones though, even if their all in his head.

BKennedy on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Gravel is exactly right.

Today’s Dems are rich elitists.

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Gravel…you’re a thing of beauty. it just wouldn’t be fair if we had to deal with Ron Paul and the dems didn’t have a village idiot of their own.

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Mike Gravel = Dana Carvey’s Grumpy Old Man + Andy Kaufman.

RMSpuhler on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

“What is the airspeed velocity of an Unladen Swallow?

Mike D. on July 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

Is that an African or European swallow?

(If you want to be king, you GOT to know these things.)

CyberCipher on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Mike D. on July 23, 2007 at 8:56 PM

What do you mean? An African or a European swallow?

db on July 23, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Put your helmets on guys.
Here comes the religious hate and BS.

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 8:58 PM

Stephen Marsh is pretty much how I picture all atheists…

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 8:59 PM

We should cut that last clip and call it “Atheistic Rage Boy.” LOL.

BKennedy on July 23, 2007 at 8:59 PM

Wow. That doosh is the very embodiment of libtard.

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 8:59 PM

Was THAT AllahPundit asking the question?

CyberCipher on July 23, 2007 at 9:00 PM

lol BK

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 9:00 PM

Barry managed to get in an “my Christian faith”…I am not a MUSLIM!

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 9:00 PM

Hillary is wishing she had a hard time like Edwards. He has a wife with cancer, she has Monica.

ctmom on July 23, 2007 at 9:00 PM

Next time I drive thru Thousand Oaks I’m gonna fart out my car window at that ignorant punk.

infidel4life on July 23, 2007 at 9:00 PM

Separation of State and Madrassa…

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 9:00 PM

Look at Gravel. He’s about to rip the podium right off the stage.

I think we’re about to bear witness to a “Network News” moment…

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 9:00 PM

hahahaha I love this gun guy

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 9:01 PM

thank god hannity is on

kara26 on July 23, 2007 at 9:01 PM

God bless that gun-toting maniac.

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 9:01 PM

“Heavy users of gun violence…”
Whah?

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 9:02 PM

Was that Hollowpoint?

JackStraw on July 23, 2007 at 9:02 PM

The obligatory right-wing gun-nut fascist smear.

infidel4life on July 23, 2007 at 9:02 PM

“If that’s his baby, he needs help.”

Like I said, a pep rally.

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 9:02 PM

Biden just lost the gun rights vote.
He just couldn’t make it through the night without being stoopid.

ctmom on July 23, 2007 at 9:03 PM

The Obama campaign video isn’t “Obama Girl”…disappointing.

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 9:03 PM

Richardson, just goofed big time.

Tied gun problem and violence to the ghettos.
Every lib knows that is not true.

Dersu on July 23, 2007 at 9:03 PM

Ya’ll should be reading Steve Green’s live blogging at Pajamas Media, it’s hilarious.

John from OPFOR on July 23, 2007 at 9:03 PM

biden..you’re giving us the best example of why gun control is wrong. You don’t like the redneck image, so you rip him up and say he shouldn’t have a gun. Nice punching bag for you elitist types, isn’t he?

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 9:03 PM

Plugs disses the second amendmant…

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 9:03 PM

Does Obama always talk in platitudes?

ctmom on July 23, 2007 at 9:03 PM

“Heavy users of gun violence…”
Whah?
Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 9:02 PM

Exactly my thought.

Spirit of 1776 on July 23, 2007 at 9:04 PM

I hope Hillary says she loves John’s hair…

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 9:04 PM

Kucinich’s answer to this should be great

Sammy316 on July 23, 2007 at 9:04 PM

RSU is NOT crap.

Allahpundit is a pillow-biter.

thareb on July 23, 2007 at 9:04 PM

FOLLOW THE MONEY

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 9:04 PM

Follow the money? Chris Dodd has no campaign money.

Did Silky make a fashion joke? God bless him.

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 9:05 PM

That laugh was positively diabolic!

unamused on July 23, 2007 at 9:05 PM

Turn and kiss the A** on the right

Dersu on July 23, 2007 at 9:05 PM

Silky commented on Hillary’s outfit? Wow.

Dork B. on July 23, 2007 at 9:06 PM

I don’t like her jacket? Jesus, he is gay.

JackStraw on July 23, 2007 at 9:06 PM

Edwards has one at home just like it.

ctmom on July 23, 2007 at 9:06 PM

Good Lord.

Voter reaction to the debate on H&C. Should say, “democratic” voter reaction to the debate.

They say Obama won, Hillary lost. She’s not “motivating” enough.

BacaDog on July 23, 2007 at 9:06 PM

biden wasn’t kidding.

TexasDan on July 23, 2007 at 9:07 PM

I love how the Democrats kiss each others ass for ‘public service’…hey how about getting a job?

And Biden goes to the wife card. Nice.

Drew on July 23, 2007 at 9:07 PM

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