Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

During the 2008 election, conservatives tried their darnedest to convince the American public that Barack Obama was radical. They pointed to his work as a Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizer; his background in Chicago politics; his associations with the likes of Bill Ayers and Rashid Khalidi and Jeremiah Wright; his liberal policy positions; and the fact that his voting record was rated the most liberal in the Senate by National Journal. In the end, their efforts failed. Many conservatives like to pin the blame on a complicit media or a weak-kneed McCain campaign. The honest truth, though, is that a big reason why the American public didn’t perceive Obama as a radical was that he didn’t come across that way. Whenever he spoke, gave interviews, or debated, he was calm and reasonable sounding. He wasn’t a wild-eyed. He didn’t use extremist language. So, conservative warnings about him often fell on deaf ears. I suspect that liberals will run into similar problems if they think they’re going to convince people that Paul Ryan is a radical

Much like Obama in 2008, Ryan comes across as reasonable, thoughtful and earnest. He’s heard all of the attacks on his budget proposal and has become deft at fending them off. Democrats can spend all the time they want attempting to define him as an anti-woman, granny tossing firebrand. But the actual Paul Ryan that Americans will see in speeches, interviews and the vice presidential debate will be a stark contrast.

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[T]hey don’t understand that Ryan’s conservatism is not going to hurt him anymore than Ronald Reagan’s did in 1980. Bearing, like Reagan, a specific plan of action for difficult times, Ryan may be just the man to ride his conservatism straight into the West Wing.

Because Ryan is the king of the Reagan babies. The one that most resembles dad…

Ryan also exudes the Midwestern sunniness Reagan could project, while harboring the same capacity to respond sharply when challenged…

[T]he earnest Ryan, a complement to the avuncular Reagan, will be hard to demonize. He’ll also get credit for trying to solve the problem.

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Paul Ryan has a plan to fix it. It is not a feel-good plan, but we don’t live in a feel-good time. It is a tough plan, but tough times require tough plans. The fact that he has a plan is a good starting point for discussion. And for many voters, a starting point is better than more mindless political demagoguery.

Ryan is an earnest guy, a good family man. He looks younger than his 42 years, and his flat Wisconsin accent doesn’t exactly boom across an arena. But because he looks so young, he speaks for the next generation, the poor suckers who have to clean up the mess after the baby boomers are done partying.

The Democrats will seek to define him as an affable but dangerous ideologue. But Paul Ryan is too clean-cut, too fresh, too well-spoken to paint as an extremist. He is the Boy Scout who lives next door who now wants to clean up our nation’s fiscal problems. Who could be against the Boy Scouts?

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Ryan’s success has come, in no small part, from his good manners and understanding of the Capitol’s culture at an ugly, tense time. He’s charmed many of the people who might be expected to like him least, like Rep. Gwen Moore, a fiery Milwaukee representative who grew up in Ryan’s district and, in contrast with the typical home-state enmities, has been friendly with him for years.

“He’s very, very friendly, very respectful,” Moore told BuzzFeed of Ryan, noting that once when they encountered each other in an airport “he quickly grabbed my suitcase” and carried it to her car for her. Moore one of the most outspokenly partisan members of the Democratic Party, beloved by the press corps for her willingness to take unflinching aim at Republicans on women’s and civil rights issues.

But she has nothing bad to say about the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee.

“He doesn’t have harsh words for anyone,” she said.

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Erskine Bowles is not backing away from his previous praise of Rep. Paul Ryan now that the Wisconsin congressman is on the Republican presidential ticket.

“I like him,” Bowles, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and co-chairperson of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, told The Daily Caller in a phone interview.

“I think he’s smart. I think he’s intellectually curious. I think he is honest, straightforward and sincere. And I think he does have a serious budget out there — it doesn’t mean I agree with it by any stretch of the imagination. But I’m not going to act like I don’t like him or that I don’t have some real respect for him.”

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As a candidate, the telegenic, articulate Ryan could play another much-needed role. He could be a great communicator, educating the public about policy challenges and Republican plans to address them…

We’re in another anxious period, and voters are again primed to consider serious policy talk. To play up its team’s strengths as numbers guys, countering the self-congratulatory idea of Democrats as the party of intellect, the Romney campaign could make a gutsy move. It could deploy Ryan to talk to the public at length about the looming fiscal crisis, producing a series of long-form, Perot-style videos. Nowadays the Republicans wouldn’t even need to spend money for prime-time television (although that would certainly get attention). They could rely on YouTube…

The American public is in the appropriately desperate frame of mind for a serious policy discussion. The Ryan pick suggests that Romney might be willing to offer one. The alternative is three more months of sniping about tax returns and college transcripts (not to mention how dogs are treated) — attacks on the candidates’ identities rather than their ideas. The times demand better.

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The Republican vice-presidential candidate, Congressman Paul Ryan, is the Democrats’ political version of the Antichrist. He believes in self-reliance; the Left believes in reliance on the state. His moral values are shaped by religion (Catholicism); the Left is frightened by religious Christian politicians (and athletes, and members of the armed forces, and talk-show hosts, and, for that matter, clergy). He believes in individualism; the Left believes in collectivism. He believes in small government and powerful citizens; the Left believes in large government and dependent citizens…

Since the Democrats could not win any national election with the votes of liberals alone — according to Gallup, self-described liberals constitute just 21 percent of the electorate — the great question of the 2012 American presidential election is this: Have the Left and Democratic party sufficiently weakened the character of enough Americans to enable the demonization of Paul Ryan to lead Barack Obama to victory?

I don’t believe so. But given the enormity of the national debt incurred by this administration, its spectacular failure to improve the nation’s economy, and its commitment to weakening American defense, if there were a better explanation for a Democratic victory, I would welcome it.

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FIRST!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

SECOND!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

First.

abobo on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

THIRD!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Damnit!

abobo on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I blame the juice.

abobo on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

FIRST!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Living dangerously my friend, Bishop is lurking round somewhere… ;p

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

They are scared…

Electrongod on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM

THIRD!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

..oh, bugger!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Anyone else blocking FB?

abobo on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM

a big reason why the American public didn’t perceive Obama as a radical was that he didn’t come across that way

But now we know that he is a radical Marxist Progressive without the help of the legacy media…

d1carter on August 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Living dangerously my friend, Bishop is lurking round somewhere… ;p

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

..I don’t always live dangerously, my friend, but when I do, I drink Serbo-Croation plum brandy!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Ryan makes Biden looked like a, oh, wait, no Biden makes himself look like a fool, Ryan just looks Goooood

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Anyone else blocking FB?

abobo on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM


..how does on go about doing that, my not-so-rapid friend?

:-D

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM

..I don’t always live dangerously, my friend, but when I do, I drink Serbo-Croation plum brandy!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM

The most interesting pickled plum in the world????

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Ryan has bipartisan support.

Solid guy. I like him, a lot. He grew up in southern Wisconsin, I grew up in Eastern Iowa, we’re the same age. We’ve fished in the same rivers and tromped through similar woods.

I’ll vote for him.

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Great collection of quotes. I’m feeling very optimistic right about now…

Buy Danish on August 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM

you guys are geyh…..

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM

who now wants to clean up our nation’s fiscal problems.

I have little faith this team would accomplish this even with a GOP-ruled Congress…simply too much corruption.

Oh, I’ll vote for ‘em alright, but God help us if they continue to add to this mess with support for more government spending, TARP #X and QE #X. I’ve noticed that Republicans have the tendency to say fiscally conservative things and do the opposite..very quietly. The Dems do fiscally awful things and tell us how much good it’s doing us.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Anyone else blocking FB?

abobo on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Yes, love my ad-block plus.

JPeterman on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Ryan makes Biden looked like a, oh, wait, no Biden makes himself look like a fool, Ryan just looks Goooood…

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:47 PM

..AH HAH! So, it’s cheap, shameless blog whoring you want, it’s cheap, shameless blog-whoring you’ll get!

:-D

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM

..I don’t always live dangerously, my friend, but when I do, I drink Serbo-Croation plum brandy!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Something like that makes putting up with the nutballs worth it.

cozmo on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Anyone else blocking FB?

abobo on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Yep

Night Owl on August 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM

yep, adblock + firefox add on keeps FB at bay.

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Good interview with Brit Hume. 20 minutes of substance, not spin or demagoguery. Imagine getting to hear that for the next 16 years.

Doughboy on August 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Wow…good on Erskine Bowles for not backing down. Hope you’re taking notes, Cory Booker.

changer1701 on August 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Excellent interview!!

canopfor on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:47 PM

..AH HAH! So, it’s cheap, shameless blog whoring you want, it’s cheap, shameless blog-whoring you’ll get!

:-D

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Bwahahahah… I’m good with that… ;)

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

We’ve fished in the same rivers and tromped through similar woods.

I’ll vote for him.

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM

..that is an incredibly evocative sentiment, ted!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

FIRST!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Congrats! Nicely done. There is a tax on that however. ; )

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

FIRST!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Yeah, right.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

..almost lyric!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

What I see in Paul Ryan is a melting pot of GOP, Libertarin, and Tea Party qualities:

Ryan freshness on the national scene – Sarah Palin
Sincerity/honesty/family man – Rick Santorum
Policy/Attention to Details – Newt
Fiscal Responsibility/Limited Govt – Ron Paul
Straight Talk/Ability to work across the aisle – Rick Perry

A great VP choice by Romney–whom he can compliment with his energy and excitment, ability to put complex issues into easy to understand terms.

Deep Timber on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

The do not track thing that Bmore recommended is the best thing since sliced bread. No fb, and everything is running so much faster. Thanks, Bmore!

MustLoveBlogs on August 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The establishment spin leaves me in splits. Ryan, who never voted for big govt. increase he didn’t like is suddenly a Reagan baby now? I guess even Tom Ripleys can do earnest boy shtick once in a while.

promachus on August 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Great collection of quotes. I’m feeling very optimistic right about now…

Buy Danish on August 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Me too.

gophergirl on August 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Good evening, War Planner. Try THIS

Its excellent and very effective.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM

yep, adblock + firefox add on keeps FB at bay.

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM

ted c, help me out here, where do I see this FB everyone speaks of? I still haven’t seen it.

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM

FIRST!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Yeah, right.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM

BWAHAHAH…. I told you he was lurking round here somewhere… ;p

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Yeah, right.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM


..NEENER NEENER!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

FIRST!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

You’ll have to start your car eventually.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

You’ll have to start your car eventually.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Lol!

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Good evening, Bmore.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM

You’ll have to start your car eventually.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Isn’t that what he has a mother in law for??? ;p

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM

They pointed to his work as a Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizer; his background in Chicago politics; his associations with the likes of Bill Ayers and Rashid Khalidi and Jeremiah Wright;

Who’s “they”? Wasn’t the LSM. A good portion of the electorate thought all that Commie stuff was pretty cool. Another portion votes Dem no matter what. Then there’s the black folk that will vote for anything black. The others simply refused to take it seriously-and still don’t-had they heard about it in the first place.

I thought for sure that McCain had him with Joe the Plumber. I guess maybe enough folks agreed with Mr. You Didn’t Build That and there’s not more to it than that.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Isn’t that what he has a mother in law for??? ;p

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Unless she’s already been turned. I have people everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Anyone who wants an absolute laugh needs to check out a sneak-peak of the movie “Two de Force” – China vs the US. It contains a scene of Obama being lectured by the Chinese Chairman on “fairness”. I am still laughing.

Mutnodjmet on August 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Good evening, Bmore.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Good Evening Jackie! Nice cool evening here. Wonderful.

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Sooooooooooooooo,
what a day,Team Hopey is in Full-Blown,

********SCROTCHED EARTH********************!!!!

Two new words to add,besides “Severe”,”Extreme”!!

UnHinged,by Hopey

Obama campaign says Romney’s Ohio speech seemed a bit ‘unhinged’ – @politico

1 hour ago from http://www.politico.com by editor

and,
====

Biden calls Ryan policies ‘irresponsible’

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/biden-calls-ryan-policies-irresponsible

canopfor on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Kind of bummed tonight. My pick for the Republican Senate primary came in 2nd place to Connie Mack.

Sandy Adams also lost the CD7 primary to John Mica.

But good news, Karen Harrington did win the CD23 primary. She’ll be going up against Debbie Whatshername Schultz come November. She’s going to need all the help and support she can get fighting the head of the DNC.

http://www.KarenForCongress.com

Flora Duh on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

In other news: Allen West has won his primary in Florida. He will be back.

NickDeringer on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

bmore; for some reason, HA is testing having FB as a commenting platform here. You can see it in headlines. there may be some ads up on these main threads, but i don’t see them.

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Speaking of Khalidi, when do we get to see that video footage. What did TFGRP say to those people in that room that the vid had to be buried?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM

So just go to any posting in the headlines area?

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 11:02 PM

posted at 10:41 pm on August 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

A P…just wrote this? …Is he ok?…If I was a Dimorat and read that I would vote for Ryan!

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 11:02 PM

But good news, Karen Harrington did win the CD23 primary. She’ll be going up against Debbie Whatshername Schultz come November. She’s going to need all the help and support she can get fighting the head of the DNC.

http://www.KarenForCongress.com

Flora Duh on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

..boy, Flo, guess it’s time to go OmahaConservative on her!

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM

That’s wonderful, B. Its cooler poolside than it has been, too.

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Next 6 weeks will be very interesting. I’m looking at Paul Ryan in the same way Bachmann, Perry, Santorum, Cain stepped out last Fall into the national political stage–all had about 6-8 weeks of rising poll numbers before voters looked elsewhere. Therefore, Paul Ryan I believe has 5-7 more weeks to continue to define himself to the American people…and then with only 30 days to go I think undecided voters will break heavily to the GOP.

Deep Timber on August 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Speaking of Khalidi, when do we get to see that video footage. What did TFGRP say to those people in that room that the vid had to be buried?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM

..wait’ll the L. A. Times folds; they’ll be selling that vid at the bankruptcy auction.

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Paul Ryan seems like a good man..and Americans will respond to that.

Terrye on August 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Oh, I’ll vote for ‘em alright, but God help us if they continue to add to this mess with support for more government spending, TARP #X and QE #X. I’ve noticed that Republicans have the tendency to say fiscally conservative things and do the opposite..very quietly. The Dems do fiscally awful things and tell us how much good it’s doing us.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM

.
The Republican “Establishment” was widely quoted this morning as being despondent over Ryan’s selection and worrying how it might cost down ticket Republicans … according to Politico

Given the messenger, I am guessing the “more credible” LSM had already passed on this piece of Axelrod sourced journalism.

Maybe it was because EVERYONE “would only agree to be quoted on background”?

Please note: I do believe there are MANY in the Republican Establishment who need fresh Depends because it is beginning to dawn on them Romney means to “chase ALL of the money changers out of the Temple” having picked Paul Ryan over Portman, Pawlenty et al.

I find the Republican Establishment’s fear … invigorating.

PolAgnostic on August 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM

She’s going to need all the help and support she can get fighting the head of the DNC.

http://www.KarenForCongress.com

Flora Duh on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

DWS is the other end.

Rio Linda Refugee on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

But good news, Karen Harrington did win the CD23 primary. She’ll be going up against Debbie Whatshername Schultz come November. She’s going to need all the help and support she can get fighting the head of the DNC.

http://www.KarenForCongress.com

Flora Duh on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

That is great news Flora! And, BTW, I donated to her campaign from that link you provided. I’m just spreading the wealth around!

JPeterman on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I see this warning message.

Note about Facebook commenting: Hot Air is experimenting with using Facebook for commenting. Right now, it is only the Headlines section of the site that will have Facebook comments.

How do we tell if its FB folks commenting?

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

…A P…just wrote this? …Is he ok?…If I was a Dimorat and read that I would vote for Ryan!

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Allahpundit doesn’t write the QUOTES Of The Day, he takes excerpts of articles that have QUOTES in them, and then LINKS to the article. Each excerpt is separated by three asterisks.

Unless you’re just pulling my leg, in which case, never mind.

jaime on August 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Please note: I do believe there are MANY in the Republican Establishment who need fresh Depends because it is beginning to dawn on them Romney means to “chase ALL of the money changers out of the Temple” having picked Paul Ryan over Portman, Pawlenty et al.

I find the Republican Establishment’s fear … invigorating.

PolAgnostic on August 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Oh I do like the sound of that… :)

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Looking like Tommy Thompson will once again become Senator from Wisconsin. That’s at least twice now Marquette has exposed PPP’s failure when it comes to calling Wisconsin.

Gingotts on August 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM

She’s going to need all the help and support she can get fighting the head of the DNC.

http://www.KarenForCongress.com

Flora Duh on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

DWS is the other end.

Rio Linda Refugee on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

..maybe we should gin up a money bomb for her; I’ll put the link ‘n stuff on my blog, Flo, which means she’ll get another $1.37 over and above the $50 I am contributing.

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

LAST!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I sent an email to tips@hotair.com saying that I hope their experiment FAILS…

Gohawgs on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

How do we tell if its FB folks commenting?

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I opened up my internet explorer tonight without all my ad-blocking tools. You can see the FB comments right before “our comment” section starts and a gazillion ad’s all over the place.

What an ugly mess.

JPeterman on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Don’t be soooo hard on yourself, alt…

Gohawgs on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

LAST!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Shooting for the bottom???

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Good Evening Jackie! Nice cool evening here. Wonderful.

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

…(in B speak…that means it 85 degrees with a 110 heat index…and a 2 mph breeze!)

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Many conservatives like to pin the blame on a complicit media or a weak-kneed McCain campaign.

McCain killed his 2008 campaign (this is NOT a photoshop)

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Ryan bow hunts deer, not dog.

wolly4321 on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Oh heck y’all. There is this wet stuff falling from the sky. The nutballs just got a reprieve. Carry on, I’m We’re gonna’ go play.

cozmo on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

LAST!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM


Last +1

:P

PolAgnostic on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Shooting for the bottom???

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Being on the bottom means that I can only go up.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Last +1

:P

PolAgnostic on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Nuh Uh.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

jaime on August 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

…I NEVER use *this*…/

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I sent an email to tips@hotair.com saying that I hope their experiment FAILS…

Gohawgs on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Me too. Mine said:

“M*therf**k you M*therf**king M*therf**kers!”

What did yours say?

jaime on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

LAST!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

..not by a long shot, ALT. Remember, I am on the West Coast and I have a miniscule bladder and I like to check in after I visit the little amenities.

(But I assure you I wash my hands first.)

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

What an ugly mess.

JPeterman on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Oh, so its because I’m using Abine I just can’t see the mess. Got it. I only have one machine without it. I’m gonna go have a look. They can see us, right? They can interact with us? Well I’ll go take a look. Thanks.

Bmore on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Funny, it made me think of this…


You’ll have to start your car eventually.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

massrighty on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

If Paul Ryan is so smart, why are his handlers preventing him from speaking to the media? Oh wait…that was Sarah Palin. It is refreshing to have a smart VP candidate for a change.

ZippyZ on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Dunno if it’s been said or not, but DoNotTrack is a great way to block the FB stuff. Can’t even tell it’s there.

changer1701 on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Being on the bottom means that I can only go up.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Too easy…be still my fingers…must go play.

cozmo on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Biden or his audience?…

Gohawgs on August 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Good interview with Brit Hume. 20 minutes of substance, not spin or demagoguery. Imagine getting to hear that for the next 16 years.

Doughboy on August 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Not to Bill O’reilly the blowhard. He wants Ryan to get not specifics in a 20 minutes interview

Conservative4ev on August 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

OK. Me neither. Never mind.

jaime on August 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Ryan bow hunts deer, not dog.

wolly4321 on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

…oh oh!…I think he’s had those on the top of his car!

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Too easy…be still my fingers…must go play.

cozmo on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

ROTFLMAO.. Ya I had to refrain from commenting on that as well… ;p

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..For the true cons..:)

Dire Straits on August 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM

OT: Tommy Thompson looks like the winner in WI.

wargamer6 on August 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Good evening, Koolaid2. Its sultry here, too. Lately, anything less than 100 degrees this time of night is considered ‘cool’.

How are you this evening?

thatsafactjack on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Last +1

:P

PolAgnostic on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

In the ring of life…

You just pushed yourself to first..

Congrats!!:)

Electrongod on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

DWS is the other end.

Rio Linda Refugee on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Yep!

And, BTW, I donated to her campaign from that link you provided. I’m just spreading the wealth around!

JPeterman on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Awesome, thank you.

..maybe we should gin up a money bomb for her; I’ll put the link ‘n stuff on my blog, Flo, which means she’ll get another $1.37 over and above the $50 I am contributing.

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

That sounds like a great idea. And since Ed featured an interview he did with Harrington at CPAC I’m hoping HA will draw some attention to this race.

Flora Duh on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

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