Obama: Hey, no one told me Jack Ryan was going to be at that speech; Reminder: Paul Ryan was invited by WH to speech

posted at 12:01 pm on September 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Bob Woodward’s new book The Price of Politics might make a lot of political trouble for Barack Obama in this election.  The book looks at the leadership failures that led to the debt-ceiling and budget crises last year, and the historic downgrading of US bonds in August 2011.  One of the reasons for the intense polarization was a speech given by Obama earlier in the year that attacked the House Budget Chair’s proposals as un-American — while he sat in the office.  In interviews conducted by Woodward for the book, Obama admitted that the attack was “a mistake“:

President Obama told author Bob Woodward that he didn’t know Rep. Paul Ryan was going to attend at a major speech he delivered last year on spending and debt, and says in retrospect that it was “a mistake” to dress down Ryan and his budget plans to his face in that setting. …

“I’ll go ahead and say it – I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there,” the president told Woodward according to audio transcripts of their conversations, provided to ABC News.

“And so I did feel, in retrospect, had I known – we literally didn’t know he was going to be there until – or I didn’t know, until I arrived. I might have modified some of it so that we would leave more negotiations open, because I do think that they felt like we were trying to embarrass him,” Obama continued. “We made a mistake.”

It’s not the only one.  Jack Ryan is either the candidate who withdrew from the 2004 Senate race that Obama won, or the fictional character in the Tom Clancy series of novels about a CIA agent who rises to the office of President, as ABC notes parenthetically:

(Jack Ryan is the name of a famous Tom Clancy character, and also the name of the Republican who was slated to run against Obama in his 2004 Senate campaign before he withdrew in the wake of a sex scandal.)

Mr. President, please let us introduce you to the House Budget Chair, and a member of Congress since 1999.

We’ll come back to this in an OOTD later this week.  However, the excuse doesn’t quite cut it, either.  Whether or not Paul Ryan attended that speech, Obama’s words were incendiary and hyperbolic.  It’s not as if Ryan wouldn’t have noticed had he not been in attendance.  Obama gave that speech to score political points through partisan attacks rather than make an argument or reach a compromise.  The Wall Street Journal wondered at the time whether the President had abandoned any pretense at seriousness with that speech, explicitly noting Obama’s attack on Ryan’s plan as un-American as the end to any hint of compromise.

The speech itself was the mistake, not the lack of attention to the guest list.  This excuse doesn’t pass the smell test.

Update: Thanks to the commenters, let’s recall what Paul Ryan said the previous time the White House tried the “gee, we didn’t know he’d be there” excuse:

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was invited by the White House to attend President Obama’s combative speech on the deficit last April, Ryan’s office said Monday, contradicting a report that he showed up unannounced.

On Monday, The New York Timesreported that the White House did not know that Ryan planned to attend the speech at George Washington University, where Obama delivered a blistering rebuke of the House GOP’s 2012 budget plan.

Before the speech began, according to the Times, then-White House Chief of Staff William Daley “spied an unexpected guest in the audience: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, whose budget plan Mr. Obama was about to shred.”

The story says Daley told an aide to try to warn Obama and appears to imply that Obama might have toned down his rhetoric had he known Ryan was in the audience.

The problem with this account, Ryan’s office says, is that the White House invited Ryan to the speech.

“Chairman Ryan was invited by the White House. Ryan RSVP’d in the affirmative to the White House, and he was given his seating assignment by the White House,” spokesman Conor Sweeney said.

Perhaps Barack Obama really doesn’t know Jack about this.

Update: My original tag line, “Executive decisions,” was a play on what I thought one of the Clancy titles — but that was Executive OrdersExecutive Decision was a film with Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal.  I’ve changed the tag line for another word play on a Clancy title instead.


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Jack Ryan was there?

The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

shick on September 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

It’s never O’s fault.

Waggoner on September 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Obama is the pettiest POS alive.

BuckeyeSam on September 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Ah yes. 2004 Jack Ryan. When the team Hope sued to release private divorce records. Good times, good times.

Ben Hur on September 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Paul Ryan comes accross as the consommate adult compared to the JugEared BoyKing.

NapaConservative on September 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM

This wasn’t a slip, this was slime. That said, if we can spin it around on him as a “gaffe” making the arrogant jerk look clueless on even who his opponent is, then by all means proceed.

Gingotts on September 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Were there any corpseman there? What about representatives from the 56th and 57th states?

This guy is a gold mine of stupid quotes when he’s off prompter. If this had been a Republican quip, they’d be demanding competency hearings.

austinnelly on September 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM

To Obama, all dem White Boys look a like.

sentinelrules on September 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

“And so I did feel, in retrospect, had I known – we literally didn’t know he was going to be there until – or I didn’t know, until I arrived. I might have modified some of it so that we would leave more negotiations open, because I do think that they felt like we were trying to embarrass him,” Obama continued. “We made a mistake.”

So it would have been ok if Paul Ryan wasn’t there? That’s how you negotiate?

The whine isn’t merely a bad president, he’s an immature man.

rbj on September 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

You didn’t build that either. Obama knows best.
He is sooooo smart.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Has he met his cabinet members yet?

d1carter on September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

…Jack Ryan?…and JugEars is leading in the polls?…as Reverend Wright says “Gawd damn America”!

KOOLAID2 on September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Jack Ryan, no. But the White House invited Paul Ryan.

Pablo on September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

He made himself perfectly clear when he rudely singled out Paul Ryan’s plan with Ryan in the audience and he continues to ridicule Ryan with his lame excuse….it looks to me more like Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals than anything else.

CoffeeLover on September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

“How dare YOU sir!”

cicerone on September 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

No no, this is great.

It sets up Ryan for a perfect “Get off my plane” line.

TexasDan on September 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Shut up already, you belong to the Government and Obama and his propaganda organ will tell you what you are allow to think or say. Welcome to 1984…

SWalker on September 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

“How dare YOU sir!”

cicerone on September 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

“I don’t dance.”

shick on September 10, 2012 at 12:10 PM

He sat Paul Ryan in the front row for this speech. It appears not only does Obama not know Paul Ryan’s name he doesn’t know what he looks like, either.

magicbeans on September 10, 2012 at 12:10 PM

“Now get off my plane.”

portlandon on September 10, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Most far right conservatives resort to insults when their ideology has been debunked.
 
HotAirLib on September 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM

rogerb on September 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Recall the shellacking of the SC justices, and he knew they were there, at the SOTU.

Obama is a divider.

So-called indies, you are utter fools to believe otherwise.

Anyone who believes otherwise is an imbcile.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM

It sets up Ryan for a perfect “Get off my plane” line.

TexasDan on September 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I don’t think that was a “Jack Ryan” movie. Wasn’t that Executive Orders?

WisRich on September 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Obama doesn’t know JACK.

thatsafactjack on September 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM

His teleprompter accidentally loaded a 2004 speech?

Archivarix on September 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM

America is already not the same, by far.

She sure will hardly resemble herself, after this.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I don’t think that was a “Jack Ryan” movie. Wasn’t that Executive Orders?

WisRich on September 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM

“Air Force One”

Bitter Clinger on September 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Obama doesn’t know JACK.

thatsafactjack on September 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Nope, but he is 100 percent fluent in $hit…

SWalker on September 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Obama doesn’t know JACK.

thatsafactjack on September 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Just the facts, Jack :)

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Not only does it not matter whether Ryan was there, but obama seems to be lying about his knowledge of him being there. Do an image search for the speech at GWU on, I believe Ap 12, 2010, and you will see pics of Ryan walking to his seat up front, and then sitting in either the first or second row, left side, with other congressmen. Then go to youtube and find the speech. 1:35 in obama acknowledges the congressmen, looking clearly at them while doing so.

True, the speech was already written by then. But this is more obfuscation.

paul1149 on September 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Jack Ryan, no. But the White House invited Paul Ryan.

Pablo on September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Exactly. So either Barack Obama is lying through his teeth, or he has NO IDEA what the heck is going on around him. I’d guess it’s the latter. I’m starting to think he’s a clueless as Joe Biden.

“Chairman Ryan was invited by the White House. Ryan RSVP’d in the affirmative to the White House, and he was given his seating assignment by the White House,” spokesman Conor Sweeney said.
cont… http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/212703-paul-ryans-office-sees-problem-in-white-house-speech-account

Murf76 on September 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM

That said, if we can spin it around on him as a “gaffe”

Gingotts on September 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM

There’s an app for that (Obama gaffes). It’s called “Obama, in his own words”. Look it up. It’s absolute gold.

VibrioCocci on September 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Obama lied? When has he ever?

The Rogue Tomato on September 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

With, or without, the update to the thread, Obama is an eternal sausage made of: Muenchhausen, Pinocchio, Machiavelli and Orwell, a clinically sick narcissit.

He is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated upon the land. Wake up America. This is a charlatan like no other, ever.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Hussein Osama sometimes makes mistakes.

bayview on September 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Wait! Are you saying the president is an idiot? He doesn’t even know the name of the Veep candidate on the other ticket?

It matters not, since Obama leads in several of the 57 state contests ongoing right now and will probably win (the NYT tells me so). After all, would any candidate really and truly worried about his reelection chances allow a fellow like Joe Biden to campaign?

The premise of this post sounds a little like it involves more of the usual racism. I trust the AP will soon have an article up exploring that important point.

MTF on September 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

This clusterfark should make a good ad. Calling Karl Rove and co.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Yeah, “Air Force One” wasn’t a Jack Ryan character. Oh well. Still a good line.

chelie on September 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Poor Paul Ryan.
He could’ve been somebody.

verbaluce on September 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

When he found out that Jack was there he made up for it by doing nothing about the deficit.

docflash on September 10, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Jack Ryan for president! (Actually, he just got re-elected in Clancy’s most recent Jack Ryan book).

Othniel on September 10, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Presumably he’d rather tell lies about someone else’s ideas behind their back?

I hope he was trying to riff on “praise in public, criticize in private” but he’s pretty much demonstrated he can’t do either of those things.

I’m actually beginning to feel sorry for him, he seems to be hopelessly in over his depth, but that does NOT inspire me to vote for him.

htom on September 10, 2012 at 12:22 PM

“How dare YOU sir!”

cicerone on September 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM
“I don’t dance.”

shick on September 10, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Not black and white, Ritter Obama, right and wrong!

pannw on September 10, 2012 at 12:22 PM

The fear of all sums!

FTW!

nice work, Morrissey!!!

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I don’t think that was a “Jack Ryan” movie. Wasn’t that Executive Orders?

WisRich on September 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Get off my plane

TexasDan on September 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

is jack ryan still in prison?

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM

A-and, heck, he didn’t know the Supreme Court Justices would be at the State of the Union address when he castigated them for Citizens United. Nobody told him!

Tyrone Slothrop on September 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Keeping up with the Ryans….

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Saying Jack Ryan was a major Freudian slip for Obama.

And to indulge myself for a moment … in that particular Tom Clancy novel, Debt of Honor, Jack Ryan had become the Vice President and at the end of the novel was sworn in as President amidst the chaos and smoldering ruins of the US Capitol Building right after a fully-fueled 747 flown by a WWII Japanese pilot had crashed into it moments before a joint-session of Congress was to have commenced, killing the President and a majority of Congressional members. In the sequel novel, Executive Orders, President Jack Ryan served as an independent, unattached to either major political party–when is that phenomenon coming?

stukinIL4now on September 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Obamaisms
Dumb Quotes and Gaffes by Barack Obama
http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obama-isms.htm

A good quick reference source for other pearls of ‘wisdom’ from our dear leader.

I wonder if they have enough bandwidth to handle all of them.

Colbyjack on September 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Speaking of Tom Clancy novels, the novel “Red Storm Rising” was probably my favorite. “Rainbow Six” was pretty good as was “Cardinal of the Kremlin.”

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM

He knows the name. Just a passive aggressive attack by Obama by intentionally saying the wrong name.

ButterflyDragon on September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Yeah, “Air Force One” wasn’t a Jack Ryan character. Oh well. Still a good line.

chelie on September 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Whoops. Well, dang. It’s funny that here I was thinking it was. Jack Ryan does become president at one point, right?

TexasDan on September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Alec Baldwin played Jack Ryan once in the “Hunt for Red October.” I used to like him as an actor back then, but now, he’s insufferable.

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Obama: How DARE anybody who opposes me listen to my speeches? I might get, like, uh, CRITICIZED!

Steve Z on September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

For all Scooter knew, it was Nolan Ryan.

kingsjester on September 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

That movie, and The Shadow, are the only ones I can watch. Back before he became an insufferable jerk.

kingsjester on September 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM

…Jack Ryan?…and JugEars is leading in the polls?…as Reverend Wright says “Gawd damn America”!

KOOLAID2 on September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Gawd damn its stupid half anyways…

jimver on September 10, 2012 at 12:31 PM

The speech itself was the mistake, not the lack of attention to the guest list. This excuse doesn’t pass the smell test.

The rat-eared bastard is a bully. And not even a bully that can take as good as he gets but the kind who will attack others but throw a temper tantrum if anybody dares criticize him.

Happy Nomad on September 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Hes getting Joe Biden disease. I hope it does not spread to all 57 states or among corpsemen.

Philly on September 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Most far right conservatives resort to insults when their ideology has been debunked.
 
HotAirLib on September 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM

 
rogerb on September 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM

 

Poor Paul Ryan.
He could’ve been somebody.
 
verbaluce on September 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

 
Nicely done.

rogerb on September 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM

If you want to find an equivalent to little Bammie in the Ryan movies, I have to go with the terrorists.

slickwillie2001 on September 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM

He knows the name. Just a passive aggressive attack by Obama by intentionally saying the wrong name.

ButterflyDragon on September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Exactly. Just like Obama “accidentally” flipping off Hillary.

Tyrone Slothrop on September 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

President Jack Ryan served as an independent, unattached to either major political party–when is that phenomenon coming?

stukinIL4now on September 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM

The independent President part or the smoldering ruins of the Capitol?

Happy Nomad on September 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

The problem with this account, Ryan’s office says, is that the White House invited Ryan to the speech.

These guys just step all over their cranks, don’t they…..

we are the ones we’ve been waiting for….

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Jack Ryan withdrew in the “wake” of a sex scandal??? He withdrew over details in leaked sealed custody documents regarding a settled divorce.

flicker on September 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Obama: Hey, no one told me Jack Ryan was going to be at that speech; Reminder: Paul Ryan was invited by WH to speech

Then…

Update: My original tag line, “Executive decisions,” was a play on what I thought one of the Clancy titles — but that was Executive Orders. Executive Decision was a film with Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal. I’ve changed the tag line for another word play on a Clancy title instead.

Haha. Not much upbeat rah rah to write about, but you can’t even bother to not contradict yourself in the same lazy post. You need to focus!

tommyhawk on September 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

The speech itself was the mistake, not the lack of attention to the guest list.

That’s right, and as you note, Ryan was invited by the WH, Ryan RSVP’d in the affirmative to the White House, and he was given his seating assignment by the White House.

Øbama is lying through his teeth… as usual.

petefrt on September 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Jack Ryan was Obowma’s opponent in Illinois who Obowma had his divorce records unsealed…

Seven Percent Solution on September 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM

is jack ryan still in prison?

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM

George Ryan is.

Fallon on September 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

heck, even Jack Ryan coaxed Marco Ramius into defecting to the United States with a ballistic missile submarine. Looks like both Jack and his brother Paul Ryan have done more to protect the US than this president and his ilk have….

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM

George Ryan is.

Fallon on September 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

him too, huh????///

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Hunt for Red October Surprise

The Sum of All Fears: Obama for four more years

Obama = Clear and Present Danger

dont taze me bro on September 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Obama again proves that the teleprompter is his brain.

pat on September 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Update: My original tag line, “Executive decisions,” was a play on what I thought one of the Clancy titles — but that was Executive Orders. Executive Decision was a film with Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal. I’ve changed the tag line for another word play on a Clancy title instead.

apparently, hollywood needs a little more diversity in their movie titles and their thinking, eh?/

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Poor Paul Ryan.
He could’ve been somebody.

verbaluce on September 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Poor you, you will always be a nobody…

jimver on September 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Obama = Clear and Present Danger

dont taze me bro on September 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Obama’s gay agenda: Rainbow Six-pack

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Obama is a liar and a lowlife.

Jaibones on September 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Yeah… reshaping reality, that’s what they do best.

Never mind the truth, that’s what the Memory Hole is for.

(The theme of Rush’s show today… )

CPT. Charles on September 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM

“I’ll go ahead and say it – I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there

Looked right at him Barry. Guess the will of the teleprompter could not be undone.

“I think that I was not aware when I drank right out of the milk jug that Dad was…well I’ll just go ahead and say it”.

onomo on September 10, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Debt Deficit of Honor

dont taze me bro on September 10, 2012 at 12:40 PM

How could that Odummy make such a mistake? Jack Ryan has way more foreign policy experience than Paul Ryan.

plewis on September 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Poor Paul Ryan.
He could’ve been somebody.

verbaluce on September 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

He is somebody, the one who makes the One extremely nervous.

You are still an utter fool.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Alec Baldwin played Jack Ryan once in the “Hunt for Red October.” I used to like him as an actor back then, but now, he’s insufferable.

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

That’s still one of my favorite movies, but now I have to suffer through Baldwin, unlike when it first came out, and I didn’t know he was such a d#ck. (No, not duck.)

SailorMark on September 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Debt Deficit of Honor

dont taze me bro on September 10, 2012 at 12:40 PM

you’re on fire!!

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM

And one for Biden:
“The Teeth of the Tiger Cougar

dont taze me bro on September 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Poor Paul Ryan.
He could’ve been somebody.

verbaluce on September 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Obviously, the WH staff got his name right when issuing the invitation. Looks to me like the Lightworker is lying about knowledge of his attendance, and, pulled a Biden, unless there is a Representative Jack Ryan who has put forth a budget plan.

a capella on September 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Before the speech began, according to the Times, then-White House Chief of Staff William Daley “spied an unexpected guest in the audience: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, whose budget plan Mr. Obama was about to shred.”

So anyone can just wander into a closed, invitation-only Obama speech and take a seat in the first couple of rows, and nobody does anything about it? Cool, I think I’ll wander over to the White House for dinner tonight, get me some of that waygu beef and lobster!

Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Or deck. Or dock.

SailorMark on September 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Jack Ryan was Obowma’s opponent in Illinois who Obowma had his divorce records unsealed…

Seven Percent Solution on September 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Illegally, the swine and his thugs, with apologies to the clean pigs.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM

With, or without, the update to the thread, Obama is an eternal sausage made of: Muenchhausen, Pinocchio, Machiavelli and Orwell, a clinically sick narcissit.

He is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated upon the land. Wake up America. This is a charlatan like no other, ever
Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

A weird love child of Rush and Dr Ablow

plewis on September 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Obama is the pettiest POtuS alive.

BuckeyeSam on September 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

socalcon on September 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Have you seen how toned her arms are?

I love his smile. He’s so approachable. You can tell he really loves his family. Did you know he hangs around with JAY-Z and they are good friends with Beyonce?

Oh, whatever about gas and food prices. I just really like him and not that Mormon rich guy.

YAHOO NEWS VOTER conversation this past weekend.

PappyD61 on September 10, 2012 at 12:45 PM

(Jack Ryan is the name of a famous Tom Clancy character, and also the name of the Republican who was slated to run against Obama in his 2004 Senate campaign before he withdrew in the wake of a sex scandal.)

“No threesomes!” said Seven of Nine emphatically.

Bruno Strozek on September 10, 2012 at 12:45 PM

The fear of all sums!

FTW!

nice work, Morrissey!!!

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

+1. That was the thread winner – and it was the caption!

My humble offering… The Hunt for Red November.

Prufrock on September 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

“the fear of all sums”

HAHAHAHA

Ed Morrissey, you are a genius

Eyes on the prize, guys — don’t let this coordinated Dem headgame work. Head down and nose to the grindstone. Make those calls, volunteer, calmly talk to those you know. Methinks we’re going to win.

As for me, I can’t wait to see Chris Matthews (“literally”- ?) melt down into a puddle of blond goo on the MSNBC studio floor at 9 PM EST on election night. It is going to be EPIC.

inviolet on September 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Hmmmm, no word yet on his “Dressing Down” of members
of the Supreme Court?

ToddPA on September 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

The fear of all sums!

FTW!

nice work, Morrissey!!!

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Indeed! And PAUL Ryan will be bringing the Fear of All Sums to a debate near you! I can’t wait.

dont taze me bro on September 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM

My humble offering… The Hunt for Red November.

Prufrock on September 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

#winning!!!

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM

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