Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on August 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

Five solid hours of Ryan-palooza this morning in case you’re still jonesing after yesterday’s announcement. As I write this, the man himself isn’t yet scheduled to appear, but expect a brief satellite interview or two to have been hastily arranged overnight. Public interest is too high right now not to take advantage. One amazing footnote here: Tim Pawlenty, who just got passed over for VP after making the shortlist for the second election in a row, is scheduled to do not one but two segments in defense of the Romney/Ryan ticket. That’s a loyal soldier. Go ahead and pencil him in now for a cabinet position if Romney wins.

The Ryan announcement means there’ll be much less time this morning to dissect the Obama Super PAC smear ad heard ’round the world, but look out for a few minutes on that in each show’s panel section. It’ll make for a nice contrast with Romney’s exceedingly substantive VP pick. The line-up via WaPo:

NBC’s Meet the Press: Former Governor Tim Pawlenty; Rachel Maddow, MSNBC; Chuck Todd, NBC; former Gov. Frank Keating (R-OK); Dan Balz, Washington Post

CBS’ Face the Nation: Eric Fehrnstrom, senior advisor to the Romney Campaign; Stephanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager; Newt Gingrich; Ruth Marcus, Washington Post; Bob Shrum, The Week; David Frum, Daily Beast; Michael Gerson, Washington Post; Roger Simon, Politico

ABC’s This Week: Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty; David Axelrod, senior adviser to the Obama campaign; Cokie Roberts, ABC; former Vermont Governor Howard Dean; Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal; California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Chip Saltsman, former Huckabee campaign manager; Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics; Liz Cheney, Keep America Safe; David Drucker, Roll Call

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Sen. John Thune (R-SD); David Axelrod, senior adviser to the Obama campaign; Ed Gillespie, senior adviser to the Romney campaign


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I wonder how the VP pick money bomb is going. Not much news after it crossed 2M.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 8:15 AM

FOX said it was $7 MILLION at 5AM this morning…raised in 7 hours

lovingmyUSA on August 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

bifidis on August 12, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Paul Ryan says he was abducted by aliens?????

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

fox news going all out for romney. mccain on. 2008 all over again.

fight with me my friends.

renalin on August 12, 2012 at 9:16 AM

BTW, Dante, I’m not an “R”. The letter means nothing. What does matter to me is the best choice this Nov. Ryan is an in-your-face pick to the current administration, telling them that the budget and the economy is going to face some tough choices and that they’re going to try to fix it.

That you say the stuff you do here, knowing the tons of pork Paul pulls in for the 14th district is hilarious.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:17 AM

YOU are the problem.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Yep. I’m a free American, who is proud to know my friend and brother-in-Christ, Hawkdriver, along with several of the great posters here.
We’re the problem, alright.

We don’t let you get by with your venomous garbage.

kingsjester on August 12, 2012 at 9:17 AM

bifidi and Dante make a nice team. Isn’t it strange, how, the disparate fringer elements eventually merge and complete the ideological circle?

a capella on August 12, 2012 at 9:18 AM

FOX said it was $7 MILLION at 5AM this morning…raised in 7 hours

lovingmyUSA on August 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Wow.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:19 AM

FOX said it was $7 MILLION at 5AM this morning…raised in 7 hours

lovingmyUSA on August 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Hubby donated for the first time, last night. I’m still keeping my powder dry.

Fallon on August 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

DWS looks like the Before picture in a Vagisil ad.

SurferDoc on August 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

You are like lavender scented hydrochloric acid that cuts through the slime. A treasure.

Thank you for your most helpful posts!

tru2tx on August 12, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Thank YOU. And next to liberal fear, lavender is my favorite scent.

btw, love the graphic your name links to. lol

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Axlerod SSDD

No new talking points

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 9:21 AM

The gop hates women, the poor, children, clean water, clean air, they want to fire everyone, take people’s houses, rape and pillage the land, send Aliens from Mars to drive our cars……….

Democrats are all good.

Wow that took 45 seconds to type, but saved HOURS watching the lying liars lie on these shows.

NOT THE COMMIE 2012!!!!

PappyD61 on August 12, 2012 at 9:21 AM

YOU are what is wrong with the country.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Dude, you keep coming on here & b!tching about these guys.
WTF is YOUR solution? WTF are YOU doing to make your country a better place?
Local politics are more important in the long run that national.
National is important in that who you vote for POTUS will help determine the make up of the SCOTUS & help direct agencies’ policies.
I’m all for eliminating all the agencies you mentioned.
But this is what we have to work with. So all of your b!tching & carping isn’t going to change those facts.
A no vote is a vote for Obama.
And voting for Mitt is a damned sight better than voting for Obama bcs of the reasons I mentioned.
But feel free to keep looking crazy to everybody instead of finding some damned hope & trying to work with the cards we have all been dealt.
You are the guy who throws his hands up in the air during a card game & refuses to play bcs your cards suck.
Well sometimes you just gotta try & make some lemonade from those lemons.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Tried to make a donation last night, and theydemanded a phone number.

SoooooSorry, that’s just non-kosher.
Who is John Galt on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 AM

If you are worried they will call you, you should be–they called me. 2nd donation yesterday changed it to Planned Parenthood phone #.

hillsoftx on August 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

BTW, Dante, I’m not an “R”. The letter means nothing. What does matter to me is the best choice this Nov. Ryan is an in-your-face pick to the current administration, telling them that the budget and the economy is going to face some tough choices and that they’re going to try to fix it.

That you say the stuff you do here, knowing the tons of pork Paul pulls in for the 14th district is hilarious.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:17 AM

An in-your-face pick? A guy who voted for TARP, the bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, increased spending? Are you kidding? Obama gets to say Ryan supports the same things he does.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

LOL .. Hubby’s left FNS on for DWS … She actually sounds, um, frightened and hesitant ??
Need a better word .. Hmmm …. As of she knows it’s all a stinkin’ pile, she’s spewing (unlikely),
or maybe fearing the truth that’s about to hit her ??
Maybe someone else will notice what I mean ?
Counted 4 lies in her first comment… sigh.

pambi on August 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Feeling so much better about things now than I did a few days ago. It’s going to be tough, not just winning this thing, but putting the country back on solid ground. I think if R&R can just keep from rolling in the dirt with the dems and stay focused on the mission, there’s no reason they can’t do this.

scalleywag on August 12, 2012 at 9:26 AM

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:17 AM

An in-your-face pick? A guy who voted for TARP, the bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, increased spending? Are you kidding? Obama gets to say Ryan supports the same things he does.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I’d like to see him fit that notion into the “Granny Off The Cliff Spot”.

BTW, they’re already running a spot as such, granny off teh cliff again with a crawler saying. “Romney made his pick”

Come on, The Obama Administration assertion is already that the Ryan budget demanded cuts that were too austere.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. President Obama has declared that this election is about “two fundamentally different visions” for America. Goodness, he’s got that right. Our country cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama’s fundamentally flawed vision. We must now look to this new team, the Romney/Ryan ticket, to provide an alternate vision of an America that is fiscally responsible, strong, and prosperous–an America that understands and is proud of her exceptional place in the world and will respect those who fight to secure that exceptionalism, which includes keeping our promises to our veterans.

When I think about the direction our country is rapidly drifting in, I can’t help but look at California as a cautionary tale. The Golden State once boasted the entrepreneurial innovation of Silicon Valley, the American creative engine of the arts, economically powerful and beautiful cities from San Francisco to San Diego, and fertile farmlands that helped feed the nation. Now it is descending into financial ruin accompanied by an exodus of middle class Californians leaving for other states. As one writer put it, California’s “fastest-growing entity is government and its biggest product is red tape.”

Obama’s vision for America will make the rest of the country look like California, minus the beautiful scenery and warm weather.

Obama’s America is today’s California–complete with $100 billion taxpayer funded bullet trains to nowhere; out of control environmental extremists who have destroyed family farms and left some of the most fertile farm land in America fallow in order to protect a three inch fish; permanent high unemployment; government policies hostile to small business job creators; crippling high taxes; an abysmal real estate market; bloated government that wastes taxpayer money; endless budget shortfalls due to massive unfunded liabilities; city after city declaring bankruptcy; and a state government run by, in the words of one Wall Street Journal writer, “a brothel of environmentalists, lawyers, public-sector unions and legislative bums.”

We can’t afford Obama’s vision. Our children can’t afford it. Today we are over $15 trillion in debt and running up trillion dollar budget deficits year after year for as far as the eye can see. And our “leaders” have no plan to stop it! President Obama and this Congress don’t even have the fundamental blueprint—a budget!—to outline where they intend to take us as they merrily roll along with their out of control spending and constant increases of our debt “limit.” Our debt to China alone is more than we can ever hope to pay off in multiple generations. Such debt and dependence on foreign nations weakens us in countless ways. And yet our government keeps on spending despite the risks and despite conscientious, hardworking citizens telling them to just stop it. Our debt is growing by $3 million per minute. This debt, in conjunction with Obama’s massive government over-reaches like Obamacare, has strangled the private sector, which in turn has stifled job growth and slowed all economic growth. The only way to get our country moving again is to get back to basics like normal people do with our home and small business budgets! That means we must live within our means, get government out of the way of our job creators, develop the God-given natural resources we have been blessed with to provide real jobs and real energy security, and stop growing government and wasting taxpayer money on D.C. cronyism and useless stimulus kick-backs for favored donors.

Barack Obama’s record is one of dismal failure, which is why he isn’t talking about it. He would rather spend his time demonizing his opponents. The simple fact remains that Mitt Romney is not responsible for the dire state of our economy or the corruption and incompetence of the current administration.

Over the next 86 days, Barack Obama will try to distract us from his record. Many in the media will roll along with him in this mission. We must not let them continue the deception and distractions, and we must not be afraid to call the President out on his lies. His entire record in office exposes the false promises he made four years ago. So, let’s take a moment to remember what candidate Obama said just four short years ago.

Candidate Obama promised us fiscal prudence. But President Obama’s reckless spending and lack of fiscal leadership has led to the downgrading of our nation’s credit rating for the first time in history.

Candidate Obama decried reckless spending and promised to cut the deficit. But President Obama and those in Congress who control the purse strings and “go along to get along” have tripled it. President Obama’s proposed budget was so absurdly and wildly irresponsible that not one member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, voted in favor of it. And yet the Democrat controlled Senate still refuses to pass a budget itself, and this refusal has been going on for years now. That is irresponsible and, much more, it’s unconstitutional.

Candidate Obama promised us a “smarter government,” but President Obama has created a government that’s not too big to fail, but too big to succeed.

Candidate Obama promised us a plan for American energy independence. But President Obama has forced American taxpayers to subsidize bankrupt green energy companies with ties to his campaign donors. And when it comes to the energy we actually use to fuel our economy, President Obama’s administration blocks drilling and drags its feet on the permitting process. Meanwhile, he supports foreign energy developments, but not American made energy development. His administration opposes everything from drilling in ANWR to building the Keystone Pipeline to coal plants, but he’s all for subsidizing offshore drilling in Brazil and sitting back on his thumb while China moves in to pursue oil deals with Canada because his administration blocked responsible energy infrastructure development.

Candidate Obama promised us “the most transparent administration in history.” But in addition to refusing FOIA-requested documents, President Obama’s administration regularly holds meetings outside the White House and off the official White House visitor list with lobbyists and corporate interests they don’t want us to know about.

Candidate Obama promised to unite all America, but President Obama has cynically divided us again and again in his efforts to win reelection by playing identity politics and class warfare and pitting one group against another.

Candidate Obama promised us a “fundamentally transformed” America, and that is the only promise he’s delivered on. We can see now what his idea of “hope” is. Now we want change. He has failed to lead, so We the People must lead. And our leadership starts at the ballot box on November 6th.

Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it’s also imperative that we get involved in the nation’s important House and Senate races. These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!

Sarah Palin

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:22 AM

All well said.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

axelrod slams ryan for rubberstamping all of the bush bills that raised the deficit.

axelrod more upset about mitt accusing obama of removing the work requirements from medicaid than the cancer attacks.

the left is ecstatic that ryan was chosen.

renalin on August 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Gregory’ letting axlerod dodge the burton ad and spew lies about mitts ad

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

An in-your-face pick? A guy who voted for TARP, the bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, increased spending? Are you kidding? Obama gets to say Ryan supports the same things he does.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Stimulus? Obamacare? Ending Bush tax cuts? Invading Libya? DREAM Act? Student loan forgiveness? Fast and Furious facts? Green energy boondoggle? Dodd-Frank? Class-warfare? Lilly Ledbetter? 1st 1 minute of my thinking sans coffee—YEAH, THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME..

hillsoftx on August 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Romney and Ryan need to point out in no uncertain terms the Democrat’s inaction on MediCare Reform will kill MediCare as we know it in the very near future.

bayview on August 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Watching her now. She’s basically saying that all of the resources of the US should be dedicated to extending the lives of the elderly without limit.

Count to 10 on August 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

5255 comments thus far on Ryan threads when combined. Blogger paradise?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Do your numbers factor out butthurt palinistas finding bad things to say about R(3)?

Or, put another way:

Exit Question: is Ryan the new Palin?

massrighty on August 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Paul Ryan says he was abducted by aliens?????

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

lol

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

DWS … She actually sounds, um, frightened and hesitant ??
Need a better word .. Hmmm …. As of she knows it’s all a stinkin’ pile, she’s spewing (unlikely),
or maybe fearing the truth that’s about to hit her ??

pambi on August 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Good, time to kick my Twitter mission of, dog DWS night and day until she breaks, up a notch.

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Schultz living in a fantasy world where Bain made money by bankrupting their holdings.

Count to 10 on August 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Well sometimes you just gotta try & make some lemonade from those lemons.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Even better – use the Ron White method:

When life gives you lemons, find someone whom life has given vodka!

massrighty on August 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

DWS looks like the Before picture in a Vagisil ad.

SurferDoc on August 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

So does Dante.

HumpBot Salvation on August 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Debbie Toilet Brush can’t even dodge a question competently

Slade73 on August 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Dws dodging the anonymous sources question

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

DWS is acomplete tool. Can’t answer one single question. It’s nothing but deflection.

dddave on August 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Meh, that’s what the Taliban kept telling me.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:10 AM

100+

JellyToast on August 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

YOU are what is wrong with the country.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM

The Hell he is! Hawk has dedicated his life in service to this country. You, are nothing more than an anti-semetic isolationist, who’s an ungrateful wretch, sitting there with your tin foil hat askew, complaining about this wonderful country you live in, because your Father Conklin clone had to drop out of the race…again.

Au contraire, you sniveling little whiner. YOU are what is wrong with this country.

Now. Where did I put the Ibupropen?

kingsjester on August 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Most excellent smack-down!

lovingmyUSA on August 12, 2012 at 9:35 AM

DWS spewing talking points while ignoring persistent attempts to keep her focused on actual question.
So, same-o.
Just seems a bit weird today.
I dunno.

pambi on August 12, 2012 at 9:35 AM

lovingmyUSA on August 12, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Thankyaverymuch.

kingsjester on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I did love the look on DWS face when it was brought up that the CBO says 500 Billion in new taxes for Obamacare. She didn’t know. Priceless.

dddave on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Andy McCarthy approves the Paul Ryan pick and contrasts how Obama treats Ryan vis a vis the love fest that he extends to the Muslim Brotherhood.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/313707/paul-ryan-muslim-brotherhood-my-week-comes-full-circle-andrew-c-mccarthy

onlineanalyst on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

An in-your-face pick? A guy who voted for TARP, the bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, increased spending? Are you kidding? Obama gets to say Ryan supports the same things he does.
Dante on August 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah
Why don’t you just go move to another country. It’s clear you have no solutions for any of this. And you seem to refuse to work with what we’ve been dealt.
Go sulk somewhere else.

All well said.
hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Thanks. This stupid b!tching drivel just gets old after a while. I’m sick of the constant negativity. People need to start being positive. A positive attitude can inspire people & work wonders.

Stimulus? Obamacare? Ending Bush tax cuts? Invading Libya? DREAM Act? Student loan forgiveness? Fast and Furious facts? Green energy boondoggle? Dodd-Frank? Class-warfare? Lilly Ledbetter? 1st 1 minute of my thinking sans coffee—YEAH, THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME..
hillsoftx on August 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Well according to nutbags like that, I guess it is. You can’t make any of them happy.
They’re just useless.
Meanwhile, we’ll roll up our sleeves & try & work together to actually accomplish something.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Do your numbers factor out butthurt palinistas finding bad things to say about R(3)?

Or, put another way:

Exit Question: is Ryan the new Palin?

massrighty on August 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Are there really Palin supporters not supporting Romney?
That seems illogical to me.

Count to 10 on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

your Father Conklin clone had to drop out of the race…again.

Au contraire, you sniveling little whiner. YOU are what is wrong with this country.

Now. Where did I put the Ibupropen?

kingsjester on August 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Thought it was Coughlin? But otherwise, a most thoughtful place-putting, KJ.

massrighty on August 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

LOL .. Hubby’s left FNS on for DWS … She actually sounds, um, frightened and hesitant ??
Need a better word .. Hmmm …. As of she knows it’s all a stinkin’ pile, she’s spewing (unlikely),
or maybe fearing the truth that’s about to hit her ??
Maybe someone else will notice what I mean ?
Counted 4 lies in her first comment… sigh.

pambi on August 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

I can’t stand to watch these shows, but I’m reading on Twitter that axelgrease looked scared, too. Sounds like they know they’re about to have the national conversation they never wanted to have. Oh, and they’re already running the old “throw gramma off the cliff” ad in swing states.

Rational Thought on August 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

massrighty on August 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Maybe if Dante, Stevepfft! & others of the same poison were to take in a little spirits, they might be able to think past the voices in their head screaming at them all the time.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM

I think it would be more entertaining if all the people on Sunday morning politics shows were wired up to lie detectors so we could see who the best liars are. As an added bonus, there could be random electrical shocks for the more egregious whoppers.

It would help ratings I think…and isn’t that what the networks really care about here?

CitizenEgg on August 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM

democrats are really stupid…it’s like they believe their own BS. Oh, it can’t be a choice and a referendum! That’s not possible!

idiots.

Slade73 on August 12, 2012 at 9:40 AM

I’m watching the Agenda Project Ad on Fox right now. I was wrong. The wheelchair never did go off the cliff.

100+

JellyToast on August 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

:-)

And OT and BTW, Mrs Hawk will be coming to USNY next month to help me transport all my crap back to NC at the end of this contract. On our way through Williamsport, I’d love to have her meet your family.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I think it would be more entertaining if all the people on Sunday morning politics shows were wired up to lie detectors so we could see who the best liars are. As an added bonus, there could be random electrical shocks for the more egregious whoppers.

It would help ratings I think…and isn’t that what the networks really care about here?

CitizenEgg on August 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM

The problem is that it doesn’t work on people who simply believe falsehoods.

Count to 10 on August 12, 2012 at 9:43 AM

An intellectual? Hahaha. From the Homer Simpson School of Economics?

bifidis on August 12, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Smells like Teen Spirit in here.

Or something.

Ah, that’s what it is-desperation.

Better do something about that, kiddo.

Del Dolemonte on August 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Frank Luntz saying the Granny Off The Cliff Spot not effective with seniors.

Says they laughed.

Hmmm

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Are there really Palin supporters not supporting Romney?
That seems illogical to me.

Count to 10 on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

There are a small few here who won’t let go the idea that either the convention could draft her, or that some kind of massive write-in could make it happen. In the no-one-but-Sarah universe, both Mitt and Paul are Not. Good. Enough.

massrighty on August 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Per Politico, MTP tossed T Paw & Olympians for an all-Ryan show:
NBC’s Meet The Press has rearranged this Sunday’s lineup following Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who was reportedly on Romney’s VP shortlist and was scheduled for a one-on-one interview with host David Gregory, will no longer appear on the show. Meanwhile, the U.S. Olympic team captains who were set to headline the program — Natalie Coughlin (Swimming) and Aly Raisman (Gymnastics) — have also been scrapped.

In their place, Meet The Press will be dedicate the entirety of its show to special coverage of Rep. Ryan, hosting interviews with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Obama senior campaign strategist David Axelrod, all of whom were not previously scheduled to appear on the show.

NBC has also added National Review editor and POLITICO Opinion contributor Rich Lowry, Radio talk show host Bill Bennett, and NBC News campaign embed Peter Alexander to a roundable featuring the network’s own Chuck Todd, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and the Washington Post’s Dan Balz.

str8tface on August 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

From the Homer Simpson School of Economics?

bifidis on August 12, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Pretty accurate. Posters are once again proving that all it takes is a nice-sounding speech on tv for them to ignore voting records to win their support.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Awww, Lew Rockwell Junior found a new friend!

Cindy Sheehan’s still waiting for you to bring up her morning cup of absinthe, Lew. Better get to it! She wants a hemlock chaser on top.

Del Dolemonte on August 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Brit Hume @Kimsfirst: @DWSTweets says of ad implicating Romney in woman’s death: “I have no idea of the political affiliation” of ad maker

Seriously? Did she really say that?!?

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Michael Reagan on Fox next. The good son.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Good to know HD @9:45

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM

YOU are what is wrong with the country.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM

“I don’t believe the Judge.”

Del Dolemonte on August 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

LOL .. Liz Cheney just said she had trouble listening to DWS’s answers, cuz she was laughing so hard.
‘we’re talking a credibility problem, here.’

pambi on August 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM

str8tface on August 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

I didn’t know that Rich Lowry contributed to Politico, does he ask not to be identified?

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM

fox news going all out for romney. mccain on. 2008 all over again.

fight with me my friends.

Preparation H on August 12, 2012 at 9:16 AM

O’bama thanks you for your support. And your vote!

Del Dolemonte on August 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Haven’t eatched CBS in years.Today’s the day Newt will turn Cutter into blood pudding

katy the mean old lady on August 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Pretty accurate. Posters are once again proving that all it takes is a nice-sounding speech on tv for them to ignore voting records to win their support.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM

So seriously whiney butt, WTF IS YOUR PLAN?

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Michael Reagan brings in so much of the history of his Dad. Talking about how his father would approve of the bold pick.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM

bifidi and Dante make a nice team. Isn’t it strange, how, the disparate fringer elements eventually merge and complete the ideological circle?

a capella on August 12, 2012 at 9:18 AM

More like a circular firing squad.

Del Dolemonte on August 12, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Richard Maddow is clueless

Slade73 on August 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Reagan asserts that Ryan will be a “working” VP.

I agree.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Seriously? Did she really say that?!?

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I hadn’t refreshed before my last post … YES !
That’s what made LIZ laugh and miss other ‘answers’ from DWS.

pambi on August 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Rep. Paul but Gary Johnson in a pinch.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Rich kicked maddows butt

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Well according to nutbags like that, I guess it is. You can’t make any of them happy.
They’re just useless.
Meanwhile, we’ll roll up our sleeves & try & work together to actually accomplish something.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Well said, Badger.

The endless carping is pointless. Politicians will disappoint. Our job is to select the best and hold their feet to the fire.

The Romney/Ryan team is formidable. The level of the debate has been ratcheted up 1000%, and the crazy, idiotic, hate-spewing Left knows it. They’re used to bull-dozing low no-information voters with lies and histrionics.

What the Dems can’t cope with are millions of people who do pay attention and find their brand of politics to be gutter level and disgusting. They know we’re out here – they seem to refuse to acknowledge us. When/if they allude to us it is with complete contempt.

You are right. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and work. Those who chose to sit on the sidelines bit@hing or refusing to vote can consider themselves to be in league with this corrupt Chicago Thug administration.

Cody1991 on August 12, 2012 at 9:58 AM

finally! the mouth breathing is over

time for the USA to kick some Spanish @ss

Slade73 on August 12, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Candy Crowley beat the stuffing out of David Axelrod in the first hour of her show when he tried to steamroll her with talking points attempting to demonize Paul Ryan. Mr. Axelrod was clearly out of his weight class.

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Rep. Paul but Gary Johnson in a pinch.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 9:56 AM

And a Ross Perot eff up all over again.
The equivalent to jumping up & down in the corner & screaming at people who ignore you.
I’ve had this experience before in my job.
I tried dealing with the admin & none of us teachers can.
So you find a way to make the sour milk palatable. Bcs they are going to remain in power.
Dying on the sword for your principles is romantic, but it doesn’t do sh!t for the ones left behind to deal with the garbage.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Excellent!

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:01 AM

the left I’m is ecstatic that ryan was chosen.

renalin on August 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

LevinFan on August 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

It is starting to be a concern of mine.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I didn’t know that the first real stop with the new team is NC. They’re at the NASCAR Tech Institute near Charlotte (Mooresville) I think. Darrell Watrip spoke for them.

LET THE TROLL SOUTH BASHING BEGIN!!!!

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I love the smell of fear on a Sunday morning. The Obots are in full talking-points mode, attempting to deflect the people’s awareness of Obarmy’s failure and to distort the positions and records of R & R.

Fear. It’s what’s for breakfast.

hillbillyjim on August 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Dying on the sword for your principles is romantic, but it doesn’t do sh!t for the ones left behind to deal with the garbage.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Thread winner!!!

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Mr. Axelrod was clearly out of his weight class.

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I see what you did there. :-)

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Awww, Lew Rockwell Junior found a new friend!

Cindy Sheehan’s still waiting for you to bring up her morning cup of absinthe, Lew. Better get to it! She wants a hemlock chaser on top.

Del Dolemonte on August 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Lew Rockwell Junior, that’s awesome!!

LevinFan on August 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I hadn’t refreshed before my last post … YES !
That’s what made LIZ laugh and miss other ‘answers’ from DWS.

pambi on August 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM

She’s trying to walk it back on Twitter now. Getting nailed by Reince, the Romney Team and dozens of others. It’s hilarious.

Flora Duh on August 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM

p.s. Ms. Crowley’s “second hour” is listed on my DVR Sunday shows as ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’. Ha!

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 12, 2012 at 10:07 AM

YOU are the problem.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

In any revolution there exists tiers of it’s composition. At the top is the leadership. Underneath them is the inner circle. Propagandists come next. Followed by the rank and file. Beneath them are the devout, the mouthpieces. The leadership will do everything they can to keep the devout out of power, do you know why? Because the devout will wipe out everyone who isn’t one of them. The devout will accept nothing less than total commitment to the cause, and in most revolutions, they will kill anyone who isn’t so. In this case, it’s alienation that leaves your ideas to wither on the vine.

Consider that before you lay blame to the posters here.

nobar on August 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM

All the clips of Ryan being aired are great. He’s going to clean Bidens clock in debates. The MSM is going to have to pull all the stops to spin how they turn out.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Why don’t you just go move to another country.

Badger40 on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Why should I be the one to leave and not you? I’m the one favoring limited government, unlike you. You’re the one supporting big government and big government spending, and you’re the one who keeps voting for the people who puruse unconstitutional actions and infringing on liberties.

I think you should be the one to leave.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I see what you did there. :-)

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Dang it!~Donning the sackcloth and ashes

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 12, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Are there really Palin supporters not supporting Romney?
That seems illogical to me.

Count to 10 on August 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

seriously?

renalin on August 12, 2012 at 10:11 AM

OT/

Obama to Empty Chicago of Money

by Keith Koffler on August 11, 2012, 5:34 pm

Will there be any cash left in Chicago after Obama leaves Monday?

The president Sunday will hold what is, as far as I can tell, an unprecedented five fundraisers in one city in one day. He’s in Chicago, passing the hat all over the place.

From the press pool report:

President Obama will attend fundraising events in Chicago on Sunday, August 12.

First, he will attend a small roundtable in downtown Chicago. Tickets for the event cost $40,000 per person. The President will then attend a Gen44 reception at the Bridgeport Arts Center. Tickets for the event start at $51 per person.

Following the Gen44 fundraising reception, President Obama will deliver remarks at a fundraiser at his home in Hyde Park. Tickets for the event cost $40,000 per person.

Following the President’s remarks at his home, he will visit a private residence in Hyde Park for a fundraising event. Tickets for that event start at $5,000 per person.

In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at a private residence in Chicago. Tickets for that event cost $1,000 per person.

Sweet home, Chicago.

Obama has spent much of the day Saturday holed up at his campaign headquarters in the city.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/

Cody1991 on August 12, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Axelrod is on ABC being grilled about the cancer ad. He said I don’t think anyone can blame the woman’s death on Romney. Shocker.

However, he is playing the tit for tat game about political ads. He says Romney made millions raided companies, blah blah. Broken record.

Basically saying Ryan is a member of the far-right and a fringe ideologue.

Philly on August 12, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Obama gets to say Ryan supports the same things he does.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

He can’t say that AND argue that Ryan wants to kill grandma.

There is no perfect candidate. I don’t know why we always pretend there should be. But at least with Ryan, the entire national debate changes.

Esthier on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Ryan: “We can turn this thing around. We can.”
http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/08/romney-ryan-would-complete-the-reagan-revolution/

onlineanalyst on August 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM

LET THE TROLL SOUTH BASHING BEGIN!!!!

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM

How are R&R’s chances in NC? Looks good from what I’m hearing, but you’re there…

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM

YOU are what is wrong with the country.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Dante, Dante, Dante. Had you only been able to answer my question to you , you might have some additional perspective to help with a broader understanding of the nature of not just this, but many things in life. As it is you apparently are the only one to ever be correct on anything. Only in your mind of course. The rest of us may have a slightly different opinion of not just you but other aspects of what is or what isn’t. You are in fact as much what is wrong with this Country as anyone. Think deeper, leave the facts by the wayside and try, try to achieve a more enlightened take. You get some, many of the obvious things correct. Try to understand some of the less obvious sometime. You never know, you may learn something meaningful about yourself you overlooked before. Just try it. For a change.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Why should I be the one to leave and not you? I’m the one favoring limited government, unlike you. You’re the one supporting big government and big government spending, and you’re the one who keeps voting for the people who puruse unconstitutional actions and infringing on liberties.

I think you should be the one to leave.

Dante on August 12, 2012 at 10:10 AM

How old are you..just curious?

HumpBot Salvation on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Richard Maddow is clueless

Slade73 on August 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Alright, you owe me a new laptop now that I’ve got coffee-spew all over this one.

thelarryd on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Consider that before you lay blame to the posters here.

nobar on August 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Very nicely said.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

How are R&R’s chances in NC? Looks good from what I’m hearing, but you’re there…

ladyingray on August 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM

I’m actually working in Upstate NY right now, but Mrs Hawk says there are already Romney/Ryan signs out since yesterday near Ft. Bragg. Not sure if she means home made or someone must have known and been prepared. But I think NC goes red in a big way this year.

hawkdriver on August 12, 2012 at 10:19 AM

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