Quotes of the day

posted at 10:47 pm on August 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

[I]f Florida seniors were thinking rationally and self-interestedly, this Democratic attack would flop.

Paul Ryan is proposing no changes to Medicare for another 10 years, so anyone currently 55 or older wouldn’t be affected at all.

And if you assume that the law won’t get passed for a couple years, you can safely assume this issue is 100% irrelevant to anyone 53 or older…

Paul Ryan — in advocating hard money and entitlement reforms that don’t kick in for over a decade — is taking the side of seniors.

***

The secret of Paul Ryan is that he is a blend of the two; philosophically a small-government conservative, managerially a fiscal conservative.

He wants to reduce the size of government for the reasons the Tea Party elucidated — that Big Government saps individual initiative and is a betrayal of the rights enumerated in the Constitution. But he has also mastered the language and the approach of the fiscal conservatives, and has used them to get very specific about the threat posed to the American future by the coming tsunami in entitlement spending.

Ryan is able to put on the green eyeshade of the fiscal conservatives while speaking in the moral frame of the small-government conservatives. Doesn’t sound like it’s that much of a challenge, but no one else has been able to pull it off with his clarity and grace.

That’s what’s new about Paul Ryan — and it’s why liberals have reason to fear the clarity and power of his message.

***

Bob White, Mitt Romney’s partner at Bain Capital and close campaign confidante, gave Paul Ryan the ultimate compliment. “We would have hired him at Bain,” he told a campaign colleague. The buoyant 42-year-old Ryan did look a bit like the junior partner in the duo’s first sit-down interview with Bob Schieffer on 60 Minutes, matching Romney with a checked shirt and blazer. As Ryan kicked off his first two days of campaigning he was crisp, effective, and eager to show that the boss’ confidence was not misplaced. “We know who we are. We know what we believe. Now let’s go do it,” said Ryan Sunday…

As Mark Halperin has expertly detailed, the Romney team produced a nearly flawless Ryan roll-out. The pitch is that these two men are a kind of Geek Squad for the nation: efficient problem solvers who love numbers and analysis. Romney has the executive skills and Ryan knows every inch of the budget, so together they will turn around the country. The pitch spans the generations: Romney, who seems like a man of the ’50s, linking up with the first man on a national ticket from Generation X.

Ryan wasn’t the only beaming new guy on stage this weekend. The man at the top of the ticket seemed like a fresh presence too. “Ryan jacks him up,” said a campaign adviser. Romney is looser on the stump, at one point leading a cheer of “Paul! Paul! Paul!” He’s clearly pleased with his pick.

***

One way to think about the new race is in scientific terms. Romney has abandoned a strategy that relied on political mechanics in favor of one that relies on political chemistry.

A mechanical campaign aims to motivate certain identifiable blocs of voters through specific and well-rehearsed techniques — targeted appeals to well-defined demographic or geographic groups, designed to work in a classic action-reaction style.

Politics as chemistry is different. It seeks to change the relationship between the candidate and the electorate in a more fundamental way — encouraging voters to look at him and his capacity for leadership in a entirely new light, just as adding a new ingredient to a chemical solution can create an entirely new substance. For a campaign, this transformation is as much a psychological exercise as a narrowly political one…

“What I’m struck by is how the Republican campaign seems to be about big issues and big message — the state of the economy. The president’s campaign is about groups — women, minorities, ramping up turnout. It’s two different approaches,” agreed Ari Fleischer, the former White House press secretary under George W. Bush.

***

Picking Ryan answers some questions that so far Romney had not been able to address: Who is Mitt Romney and what does he stand for? The answer is that he is a business-oriented, pro-enterprise Republican who stands for limited government, budgetary discipline and entitlement reform. The more Democrats attack the choice of a “radical” running mate, the more they contribute to Romney’s rebranding. Indeed, the more widely Dems denounce Ryan as an extremist, they more they undercut the very telling line of attack that Romney is a man without convictions who will say and do anything to get elected. The more this looks like a gutsy, bold and ideological choice, the more Mitt Romney looks like a bold and principled leader rather than a flip flopping politician. More, as Michael Barone perceptively noted, Romney’s personal experience and skills at Bain involve the kind of numbers-crunching analysis that an election over the financial trajectory of the federal government will involve. Romney hasn’t wanted to talk about being governor of Massachusetts and most Americans don’t have a clear picture of what investment bankers do. That makes him Mr. Nobody from Nowhere — unless the election turns on issues where his experience in turnarounds and financial workouts becomes suddenly relevant.

***

Via the Corner.

***


***


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4 7

I thank you for making that distinction, B!

thatsafactjack on August 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

You are quite welcomed of course. I really think Lanceman will dig her. I hope it works out for them. ; )

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Second that. This place has already gone down hill with the band of liberal trolls.
gophergirl on August 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM

It is time for a culling. But how to tell the difference between lefty infiltrators pretending to be ABR nutballs and true ABR nutballs. Not that there is any difference. Both want more socialism.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

What a moron Biden is.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I already know that..I should clicky? ;)

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Really? When?

Been busy today and must’ve missed it !!!!

BacaDog on August 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Months ago. Absolutely mindless b!tch.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Yes… he should have a lot of fun!

thatsafactjack on August 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

What a moron Biden is.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Jesse Jackson jumped on that train too.

Jesse Jackson Uses Paul Ryan’s Dead Father To Take Political Swipe…

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Ryan is not Superman.

faraway on August 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I hope not. Phone booths are getting harder and harder to find.

viking01 on August 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

************** ALERT **********************

Strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 jolts northern Japan, no tsunami warning issued after – @ReutersIndia

3 mins ago by editor
=====================

MAP
7.3
2012/08/14 02:59:38
49.679
145.300

582.1
SEA OF OKHOTSK
====================

MAP
7.3
2012/08/14 02:58:28
48.700
145.300
582.0
SEA OF OKHOTSK
=====================

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I will be voting for Sandy and Conrad Mack III when I get back from Melbourne tomorrow. I prolly drive by your house. I take 520.

I’m Alan Grayson and I approved this ad…

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

It is time for a culling. But how to tell the difference between lefty infiltrators pretending to be ABR nutballs and true ABR nutballs. Not that there is any difference. Both want more socialism.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Exactly.

gophergirl on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Canuck Bud’

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Ryan is not Superman.

faraway on August 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

ROTFLMAO… Watch this video, and you may just change your mind…

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Hey, at least we got ridda libtard4life.

libfreeordie is gone?

McDuck on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

What a moron Biden is.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Hey! WHo the hell let Captain Obvious in?

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

I ain’t been hangin’ around much.

But our three libtards have been on every single thread lately it looks like. Scared sh!tless.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Oh yeah, they are freaked pretty good. Funny! Good Times!

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Howdy!
Y’all seen this. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

libfreeordie is gone?

McDuck on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

No, Scrooge. Libtard4life.

I thought I was clear on that.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Why does Hankity have guests? The dude just yammers on endlessly.

rickyricardo on August 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

What a moron Biden is.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I already know that..I should clicky? ;)

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Hmmm..moron not the right word. I clicked. The man (loose term) is a pig in a suit. Nothing more.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I’m Alan Grayson and I approved this ad…

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Is he running again?

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

No, Scrooge. Libtard4life.

I thought I was clear on that.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

When/how did she fall under the hammer?

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Why does Hankity have guests? The dude just yammers on endlessly.

rickyricardo on August 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Which dude? Hankity or the guest?

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

What a moron Biden is.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Hey! WHo the hell let Captain Obvious in?

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

I did…. :P

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Good evening, B9!

thatsafactjack on August 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Facebook causes cancer.
/

faraway on August 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Is he running again?

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Yuh huh. In the Hispanic district.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Hey b! I saw your comment to me on the last thread just so you know. Are these folks serious about this FB thingy? Is it just a rumor. Says Ed said it. Is there a link to his statement do you know? How on earth did I miss that?

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Ryan is able to put on the green eyeshade of the fiscal conservatives while speaking in the moral frame of the small-government conservatives. Doesn’t sound like it’s that much of a challenge, but no one else has been able to pull it off with his clarity and grace.

This is why the dems are scaredsh!tless. Mitt Romney speaks in Ivy League tongue. Paul Ryan speaks volumes simply, in an upper midwestern everyman tongue. Mitt Romney speaks in terms of bottom lines and outcomes. Paul Ryan uses words and imagery everyone understands. They complement each other. Mitt’s the CEO– Ryan is my working stiff dad providing me a high-school life lesson in why I have to earn my Friday night movie money.

skeeterbite on August 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

When/how did she fall under the hammer?

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

I don’t remember. It was like three or four months ago.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

When/how did she fall under the hammer?

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Kept going off topic in a thread about Obama. He/she kept posting that “Mitt Romney has a Mormon problem that needed to be discussed”

It was done swiftly by Ed.

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I will be voting for Sandy and Conrad Mack III when I get back from Melbourne tomorrow. I prolly drive by your house. I take 520.

I’m Alan Grayson and I approved this ad…

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I dont live by 520.
I would have guessed you would go Mack.
Why I need my girls.

Dude..dont even bring up Grayson..
I will have a aneurism.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

libfreeordie is gone?

McDuck on August 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM

…only in turdfreeordies wet dreams

KOOLAID2 on August 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

.=?, . than.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

No, Scrooge. Libtard4life.

I thought I was clear on that.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Ah, yes, that one. I misread what you said. Sorry.

McDuck on August 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Brainfree still lurks and nagmatic shat on a few threads earlier today.

viking01 on August 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I don’t remember. It was like three or four months ago.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Sorry, that was a temporary self ban, and he is back already.

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Did HA drop that silly Facebook comment posting fantasy? I looked for a suitable replacement to this place, but no go as of yet.

Ed posted in the headlines that he was ‘testing’ the ‘feature’ on headlines first, which worried me, but also mentioned they wanted to keep both commenting styles. Not sure if that was including threads like QOTD or just headlines.

I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. I won’t post anything anywhere if I can’t find a replacement for this aggregate that I like, too many flippin idiots out there. I sincerely hope they abandon the FB wet dream.

Wolfmoon on August 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Heh. FB. That reminds me, someone had a post up and someone said “Stanley Ann Dunham should’a swallowed.”

I think it was FallenSparrow who replied:

“Maybe she did and shat you a baby SCOAMF.”

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

When/how did she fall under the hammer?

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Mormon thread got her.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

When/how did she fall under the hammer?

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Mormon thread got her.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Am I confusing libfree with someone else?

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Sorry, that was a temporary self ban, and he is back already.

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

No, they are right. Lib4life got the banhammer. And it was over what was stated earlier. She just jumped the gun on the lefty’s and ABR nutballs. They will all go there eventually.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Wolfmoon on August 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I am so outta’ here if they integrate the FB thing…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Otay you EXTREMIST RIGHTWING`RS,I`m bug eyed from News Feed surfing,
catch all tommorrow!!:)

OC,take care,and your loved one(s) as well!!:)

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Is he running again?

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Oh yes..the new voter act..re drawn CD districts..he grabbed the heavy Hispanic one(Puerto Rican) that leans Dem heavy. Ugly already here with attack ad’s. He is swinging at a Hispanic who is popular int hat community. ..if he gets back in..man..I tell you..

Here it is..enjoy his come back..

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Am I confusing libfree with someone else?

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

The one Lanceman is talking about was little libby, liberal4life. Lanceman new her a little to well. Lol!

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

When/how did she fall under the hammer?

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Mormon thread got her.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Am I confusing libfree with someone else?

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Sorry, that was a temporary self ban, and he is back already.

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

No, they are right. Lib4life got the banhammer. And it was over what was stated earlier. She just jumped the gun on the lefty’s and ABR nutballs. They will all go there eventually.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

OK, then who is the militant gay black professor that self banned for a couple days and came back?

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Here it is..enjoy his come back..

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

They ain’t gonna vote for Grayscum over the ‘Rican Quinones who has already represented that district in the statehouse.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

No, 2 separate people…libtardforlife and libfreeordie
libtardforlife was banned

Barred on August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

OK, then who is the militant gay black professor that self banned for a couple days and came back?

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

DeathToMediaHacks aka libfreeordie…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM

No, 2 separate people…libtardforlife and libfreeordie
libtardforlife was banned

Barred on August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Doh… you’re right…

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Let us not forget KeninCT, the ‘cruise’ director, race fan.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Hello?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Mormon thread got her.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Am I confusing libfree with someone else?

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Yes..after open reg.. had a weird racist chick called lib4life..then she went into Morman bashing..Ed zapped her like a wasp meeting Raid.
Libfreeordie is what your thinking. He is just as idiotic,racist and insane..but a different handle.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I like libdieorfree. I think it’s getalife.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Good evening, ALT! How are you this evening?

thatsafactjack on August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Hello?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Why hello twerp… And how are you this fine evening… ;)

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

libfreeordie.

Keep your loony lib nutballs straight.

I can get you an official Hot Gas Lefty/ABR troll program for the low low price of 49.79 plus tax and shipping.

Then you can subscribe to the updates for a small monthly fee.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Goodness. We talk about trolls when they’re gone?????

faraway on August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Hello?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Shaddap, you!

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Good night all, can’t keep my eyes open!

cynccook on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

OK, then who is the militant gay black professor that self banned for a couple days and came back?

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

libfreeordie, he’s the one that screwed up his nom at registration. He said once what he had meant it to be, I just can’t remember and don’t have it at hand right now. Funny screwing up even his moniker though. lol!

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

libfreeordie.

Keep your loony lib nutballs straight.

I can get you an official Hot Gas Lefty/ABR troll program for the low low price of 49.79 plus tax and shipping.

Then you can subscribe to the updates for a small monthly fee.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

BWAHAHAH…. Do you accept Obama Stash Money?

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Trolls must have curfew…

What a shame…

Electrongod on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Hello?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

ALyT

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Goodness. We talk about trolls when they’re gone?????

faraway on August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Sure. Why not? They provided hours of family fun.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I like libdieorfree. I think it’s getalife.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Nah, libfreeordie is DeathToMediaHacks…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Good night all, can’t keep my eyes open!

cynccook on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Good night cyn…

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Nite all. Been a long day.

Keep up the fight.

BacaDog on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

cynccook on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Goodnigt, Cynccook! Sorry I missed you this evening! Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Oh yes..the new voter act..re drawn CD districts..he grabbed the heavy Hispanic one(Puerto Rican) that leans Dem heavy. Ugly already here with attack ad’s. He is swinging at a Hispanic who is popular int hat community. ..if he gets back in..man..I tell you..

Here it is..enjoy his come back..

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

He’s running unopposed? Does the person running against him stand a chance?

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Let us not forget KeninCT, the ‘cruise’ director, race fan.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I think he may have gotten it the day hawkdriver and he got into it. I’ve never been sure though.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM

BacaDog on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Take care….

Electrongod on August 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

They ain’t gonna vote for Grayscum over the ‘Rican Quinones who has already represented that district in the statehouse.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I hope..I never watch local news..had a forced one on me the other night watching weather on the 1′s. Grayson playing real nasty over the top loon..as usual. Identity poli-ticks saves the day..heh.
I will enjoy his beat down.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

libtardforlife was banned

Barred on August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I missed it. What happened?

jaime on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Good Night Cyndy, Pleasant Dreams.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Shaddap, you!

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Bite me.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Nah, libfreeordie is DeathToMediaHacks…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Oh.

He’s running unopposed? Does the person running against him stand a chance?

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Unopposed as a slimy ‘rat.

Rethuglican primary tomorrow. 4 of them.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Got it and thanks. I have been running Adblock Plus for ever and TH is still the pits. If HA follows TH it will kill it. I quit going to TH because of their site. I think TH was testing the FB plug in today and so was HA. Where do we go from here?

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

It is time for a culling. But how to tell the difference between lefty infiltrators pretending to be ABR nutballs and true ABR nutballs. Not that there is any difference. Both want more socialism.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

How is Romney Care not socialism.

Romney implemented all kinds of socialism while Governor of Mass.

Some of us ABR just do want socialism. Personally I feel that Mitt Romney would get far more Socialism into law than Obama. He would hugely damage the Republican Party such that 2014 the Democrats will control both houses. 2016 the Democrats will control everything like Obamas first two years that I do not want.

The press would blame this entire recession on Mitt and the Republicans if Mitt wins. There is simply no up side to a Romney victory. No one here really argues there is they just argue Obama should go.

Ryan does not help either. His budget cuts spending in ten years far too long into the future. There is no short term plan that would really get the economy going. No I see no way Mitt would be successful as President just a whole lot of damage to the Republican Party. Ryan will do fine in his House seat.

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Good night all, can’t keep my eyes open!

cynccook on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

‘Nite cynccook

jaime on August 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

A troll is not the same as someone who disagrees with you, no matter how vehemently or persistently, whatever their political views may be.

A troll used to be defined as someone who comments for the purpose of being provoking, stirring the pot and causing disruption. IOW they like upsetting people. A lot of libs are trolls, but not as many on the right.

Moby trolls and concern trolls are fakers. They pretend to agree with a position, but they do so to defame/discredit/spread lies or to demoralize. People do have genuine concerns, you know, and to express one does not automatically mean you’re a moby or concern troll.

If someone has commented long enough at one place, then you can get a better read on who they are.

INC on August 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Click on my earlier link…NOW!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Here it is..enjoy his come back..

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Good God I hope Grayson gets beat like a bongo at a OWS drum circle.

SWalker on August 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Bite me.

annoyinglittleyankeetwerp on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Don’t you have that backwards?

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

He got in on your buddy obama’s coattails.

Not a f*cking chance he wins the Hispanics. He would have a chance if Corrine Brown had a seizure.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Lib-for-ever is pre-occupied with Fluke.

Electrongod on August 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I do miss getalife and simmplesimon…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I like libdieorfree. I think it’s getalife.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I found “getalife” in the comment section here

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Is that woman behind Obama in the Hannity clip the same woman who rushed the stage at Ryan’s appearance in Iowa? I swear that shirt is the same color and there is a resemblance.

msmveritas on August 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM

jaime on August 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Good evening, Jamie! I caught that post you left about Max Raabe but it was too late to catch you. I’m delighted.

Did you get THIS ONE ?

thatsafactjack on August 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Calling it a night….

Hang in there Hotairians…..

Electrongod on August 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

He’s running unopposed? Does the person running against him stand a chance?

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM

yes, local incumbent..Hispanic. Rep Quinones- A hoot huh? His strategy was hey- a new CD and its heavy Latino dem..I got this… He is also a NYC effer..we have many NYC PR transplants..so he is running again and thinks he has a hand to deal.

bazil9 on August 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Then you can subscribe to the updates for a small monthly fee.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

You capitalist you. ; )

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I found “getalife” in the comment section here

JPeterman on August 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM

HEH! That is him!

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Good night all, can’t keep my eyes open!

cynccook on August 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Same here. I’m still laughing about the Onion piece.

On that happy note, have fun y’all.

(Still have the vapors from that photo.)

Cody1991 on August 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Let us not forget KeninCT, the ‘cruise’ director, race fan.

Lanceman on August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I think he may have gotten it the day hawkdriver and he got into it. I’ve never been sure though.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I was wondering about him. I remember a couple months ago he posted something really trollish and disgusting (about Ann Romney I think? Don’t remember) and I among others called for his banning. Don’t know if Ed or AP ever saw that, but I haven’t seen him since around then and figured that he found a way to get the hammer for one thing or another.

Gingotts on August 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Yes dear, consider your quota of inane lefty ABR nutball comments filled for today.

Now run along little buckaroo. You don’t want to be late for the short bus.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Good Night Electrongod, Sleep Well.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I think BOR thought he was in the pool of possible moderator’s for the debates. He just admitted he was jealous and petty and that he wanted it. Might explain a few screwball positions he’s been taking..?

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4 7