No, Seriously, Romney's Running on Medicare

I'm so happy about this bizarre, unexpected, brilliant turn of events.

Via @guybenson

The Plan: Karl at Hot Air had a good post on this yesterday.

He drew from this video -- How the GOP Won In Reno, I'll call it -- explaining how Mark Amodei pushed back against Democratic Mediscare tactics, particularly on the Ryan plan.

JackStraw sent this to me three days ago. Romney and Ryan plan to run on ObamaCare's cutting of Medicare, and will mention it every time they bring up Medicare, if not more.

Video below. JackStraw also notes that this isn't just a recipe for presidential success; it was deployed by a Congressman, and can be used by any congressional or senate candidate.

Posted by: Ace at 03:27 PM



Comments

1 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 03:28 PM (6o4Fb)

2 second

Posted by: fixerupper at August 16, 2012 03:29 PM (C8hzL)

3 I actually love Romney when he's doing this. It's straight-up Bain-style boardroom talk. It's his element. No wonder he adores Ryan.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 03:29 PM (Z2wcK)

4 third

Posted by: fixerupper at August 16, 2012 03:29 PM (C8hzL)

5 bah.....

Posted by: fixerupper at August 16, 2012 03:29 PM (C8hzL)

6
Boom.
Stay on the offensive. Romney doesn't do well on the defensive. Let team O worry, scramble and make stupid mistakes on the defensive.

Posted by: Ben at August 16, 2012 03:29 PM (C2Y4l)

7 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: Jon at August 16, 2012 03:29 PM (8y9MW)

8 Ace is stepping all over Ace's posts? Cool.

Posted by: IMA Troll at August 16, 2012 03:29 PM (pcnpf)

9 Ryan should be the one with a whiteboard talking about numbers.

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2012 03:29 PM (GQ8sn)

10 MITT you read Reagan and Friedman's playbook you glorious Mormon son of a bitch,,,,,

YOU ARE A GENIUS!

BOOM

Posted by: sven10077 at August 16, 2012 03:30 PM (LRFds)

11

I'm so happy about this bizarre, unexpected, brilliant turn of events.


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Serious???..... or should I be looking for sarc tags.....

Posted by: fixerupper at August 16, 2012 03:30 PM (C8hzL)

12 Also: talk about a ballsy strategy. In a way it's an update of Rove's classic nostrum: attack your opponent at his point of greatest supposed strength. Democrats think they have a Mediscare trump card? Fuck 'em! Attack on their own looting of Medicare!

It's so audacious, and outside-the-box, that maybe I'm quaffin' crazy juice here but I really think it will work.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 03:30 PM (Z2wcK)

13 It's like Perot, minus the crazy, dwarf, and drawl.

Posted by: wooga at August 16, 2012 03:30 PM (vjyZP)

14 This will win it for them more than anything else. Cuts through the BS very nicely.

Posted by: Greg from Canada at August 16, 2012 03:30 PM (H0lcY)

15
You can tell Ryan has been giving him lessons. It sounds like it's coming out of Ryan's mouth.

Posted by: Ben at August 16, 2012 03:31 PM (C2Y4l)

16 Why not use a blackboad, hmmmmm?

Posted by: Dog Whistles 'r' Us at August 16, 2012 03:31 PM (KZi9D)

17 they even edited out him explaining for "people over 54"

hahaha they are terrified of Mitt's rhetoric

Posted by: sven10077 at August 16, 2012 03:31 PM (LRFds)

18 Why not? Throw it back in their faces.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 16, 2012 03:31 PM (RD7QR)

19 Well played Mr. Romney. Well played indeed.

Posted by: Nukie at August 16, 2012 03:31 PM (53Nsb)

20
I suspect this is the warm up act.

Posted by: soothsayer, now with extra hissing at August 16, 2012 03:31 PM (OgiBc)

21 9
Ryan should be the one with a whiteboard talking about numbers.

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The VP debate commission has disallowed whiteboards. Joe's chalk wont write on it ........and he cant get the cap off of a marker.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 16, 2012 03:31 PM (C8hzL)

22 It would sure be nice to have a man in the WH that actually acts presidential, for a change. Can't wait for early voting.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at August 16, 2012 03:32 PM (oR1uH)

23 13 Wooga,

Exactly we have a Perot without the crazy and the crony capitalism!

Posted by: sven10077 at August 16, 2012 03:32 PM (LRFds)

24 Where is our resident nazi concern troll to tell us we are only marginally smarter than the unwashed massed he has scheduled for liquidation?

Posted by: maddogg at August 16, 2012 03:32 PM (OlN4e)

25 Brilliant! But now O'Bumble's Team will bring out the heavy guns...

2 Skittle Sh*tting Unicorns for everyone!!!111 1111!!1!1111!!1

Posted by: dfbaskwill at August 16, 2012 03:33 PM (ndlFj)

26
9
>>Ryan should be the one with a whiteboard talking about numbers.

Joe Biden ate all the chalk

Posted by: Ben at August 16, 2012 03:33 PM (C2Y4l)

27 This gave me wonk wood, must have been like nails on a blackboard for TPM, can't believe they posted it.

Posted by: booger at August 16, 2012 03:34 PM (HI6wa)

28 It would sure be nice to have a man in the WH that actually acts presidential, for a change. Can't wait for early voting.

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THE GROWNUPS ARE COMING!!!

THE GROWNUPS ARE COMING!!!!

Posted by: Paul Revere - Circa 2012 at August 16, 2012 03:34 PM (C8hzL)

29 >>I'm so happy about this bizarre, unexpected, brilliant turn of events.

It's not unexpected.

http://tinyurl.com/btkgbvj

The campaign also announced Ryan's 80 year old mom will be with him when he campaigns in The Villages on Saturday in FL.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2012 03:34 PM (TMB3S)

30 You are an idiot. You will NEVER win the NCAAs with a bracket like that.

Posted by: Barak Hussein at August 16, 2012 03:34 PM (84pE9)

31 I fuckin' love the whiteboard. The whiteboard is what got Ron Johnson elected over Russ Feingold in Wisconsin in 2010.

The big secret of American voters? They love it when a politician on a major stage actually embraces charts, so long as they're understandable. Remember how everyone made fun of Ross Perot and his stupid infomercials in 1992? Remember how much the public ate them up and loved them?

A guy with a chart who knows how to use it gives off the subliminal aura of Dude Who Actually Knows The Score.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 03:34 PM (Z2wcK)

32 Pie graphs. Needs more pie graphs.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 16, 2012 03:34 PM (evyKK)

33
I'm hoping this is the strategy, because these tactics are brilliant:

Attack Obama on Medicare and when Obama is responding, attack him on something else. Repeat as necessary.

That's how you keep your opponent on his heels.

Posted by: soothsayer, now with extra hissing at August 16, 2012 03:34 PM (OgiBc)

34 Mr Obama has a question: "How the hell did Mitt do that whiteboard thing without a teleprompter??"

Posted by: alwyr at August 16, 2012 03:35 PM (Oh5R1)

35 Bah, of last half of embezzler sock!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 16, 2012 03:35 PM (8y9MW)

36 Psssh, the Rethuglicans are just trying to justify raping the poor and middle class with math. Nazi math.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at August 16, 2012 03:35 PM (60GaT)

37 Awesome! It's like Romney's teaching a Sunday School class!

Posted by: Biancaneve at August 16, 2012 03:35 PM (UaBrT)

38 The VP debate commission has disallowed whiteboards. Joe's chalk wont write on it ........and he cant get the cap off of a marker.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 16, 2012 03:31 PM (C8hzL)


And when he DOES manage to uncap the marker, he ends up sniffing it till he's high as a kite and starts singing bawdy sea chanties.

"There once was a maid from Nantucket...!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (4df7R)

39 Jon Corzine has a white board... But you proles will never find it!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (Mib6h)

40 The DNC will counter by giving SloJoe a white board and some crayolas, if they can get him to stop eating them.

Posted by: maddogg at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (OlN4e)

41 by the way, when everyone was screaming that Romney had to change this and change that -- all based on some predictable, small drops in polling in an unimportant month -- I didn't.

Just saying.

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! is a go-to meme, but I did resist it.

I know a lot of pundits got a lot of columns out of SOMETHING MUST BE DONE TO RIGHT THIS SINKING SHIP!!!, but I didn't.

Posted by: ace at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (fxHyG)

42 Wow.. my husband just sent this to me about 5 minutes ago. Hmmm... I'm at work, husband is at home all day..
Anyway.. also heard Ryan will be in Florida this weekend specifically to talk about Medicare and he's gonna have his mom on the stage with him! This is so delicious I can hardly stand it.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (l/N7H)

43 Mitt Romney uses a whiteboard?

Come on, altogether now: RAAAAACIST!!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (evyKK)

44 Hopefully there will be no "giant sucking sound."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2012 03:37 PM (Mib6h)

45 facts, baby.


HOW DOES TEHY WURK?!?

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 03:37 PM (UK9cE)

46 You can't put a price on helping the poor and sick. Hippie Jesus would be ashamed.

Posted by: Greg Sargent the Compassionate at August 16, 2012 03:37 PM (60GaT)

47 SCOAMF has got to be so pissed by this that he is going to take away Joey "Chains" purple drank and get all crunk.

Posted by: Harry Reid at August 16, 2012 03:37 PM (AREf/)

48 You know who this benefits, right? Right?

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt, Enjoying A Cooling Mint-Chocolate Chip Rub From An Female Intern Named 'Krissi' at August 16, 2012 03:38 PM (VMcoS)

49 Meanwhile.

Obama sits back and wonders, "If I used a whiteboard, would Americans be more accepting of ObamaCare?

Damn that guy's good."

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 03:38 PM (UK9cE)

50 Is this the way it's going to be, nothing for 12 hours then one tread after another pushing each down before we can fully vent?

Posted by: General Woundwort at August 16, 2012 03:38 PM (06lNq)

51 Having run companies, no doubt Mitt has run many staff meetings. Unlike SCOAMF who just passed around leaflets, doobies and led chants of "the people united will never be defeated."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2012 03:38 PM (Mib6h)

52 Wow. Facts, numbers, results, issues, and a white-board.

I'm starting to like this Romney fellow.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, pre-self-denounced for your convenience at August 16, 2012 03:39 PM (d0Tfm)

53 "SYCACUSE"

See that? I can write on the board, too.

Posted by: Barky O'Dogeater at August 16, 2012 03:39 PM (O6q63)

54 When we lose I'm gonna do a rap career and Joey Chainz will be my pseudonym. I was thinking The Notorious J.O.E. but this one's better.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 03:39 PM (60GaT)

55
You even come CLOSE to ME with a sharpie and I'll leave you singing French Chorus tunes at the convention.

Posted by: TOTUS at August 16, 2012 03:40 PM (C8hzL)

56 The Biden classic "you've got to borrow and spend money to save money" is ready for a re-run.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 16, 2012 03:40 PM (Mib6h)

57 41 Kudos to you for not buying into ace.Their panic was in no way based on reality.

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 03:40 PM (6o4Fb)

58 The pundits/media are missing a vital component in their analysis. The senior citizen demographic that they think are "scared" of an entitlement debate are made up of a generation that witnessed the destruction of countries via collectivism.
They may be more interested in protecting the fabric of American society than are given credit for. I wouldn't discount it.

Posted by: @huffpeter at August 16, 2012 03:40 PM (NHNJt)

59 whiteboards are racist.
Whiteboards with math are eleventy-racist.

Posted by: Random Democrat at August 16, 2012 03:40 PM (SO2Q8)

60 Ace, this absolutely calls for a "submit a quad chart to Romney" contest

Posted by: Uncledave at August 16, 2012 03:40 PM (nJ32z)

61 Mmm. Pie charts.

Posted by: homer simpson at August 16, 2012 03:41 PM (vDl/w)

62 Polling showd the scare tactics weren't working in FL. Seniors are getting wise to Obama's shit.

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 16, 2012 03:41 PM (/RS2M)

63 This is clearly a vile Christianist dog whistle calling for the imposition of a theocratic state. Simply appalling.

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at August 16, 2012 03:41 PM (60GaT)

64 The campaign also announced Ryan's 80 year old mom will be with him when he campaigns in The Villages on Saturday in FL.

Bawahahahaha, BOOM, taste my night stick!

Posted by: Infidel at August 16, 2012 03:41 PM (O/fK8)

65 Sort of related....well not really....but similar in regards to the use of graphics.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 16, 2012 03:41 PM (pLTLS)

66
Wow.

This is like....a Surge. .....The Romney Medicare Surge.
Hit 'em with the numbers, head on!

Posted by: wheatie at August 16, 2012 03:42 PM (mtRB0)

67 HEY THAT'S MY SCHTICK!!

Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 16, 2012 03:42 PM (h5njn)

68 I like whiteboards more than blackboards. Does that make me racist?

Posted by: Not an Artist at August 16, 2012 03:42 PM (uRumV)

69 Funny what a money guy and a numbers guy can do with facts.

Posted by: huerfano at August 16, 2012 03:42 PM (bAGA/)

70 There's almost TOO MUCH for Romney and Ryan to campaign on.They have actual ideas and their opponents have none(none that anyone sane wants anything to do with).

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (6o4Fb)

71 If you look at the video I put in comment 29 you will see not only the Romney/Ryan plan for running and winning on Medicare but for all Republicans this cycle.

1) Tie opponent to Obamacare

2) Inoculate yourself by showing support from a senior

3) Show that Obamacare takes 700 billion from Medicare

4) Profit

It will play out in Republican Congressional races everywhere.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (TMB3S)

72 How ironic that Grandma Ryan is supporting the son who wants to murder her. She must be some kind of fundie bitter clinger.

Posted by: Thomas Frank, What's the Matter with Bleeblah at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (60GaT)

73 Obama will respond with some fancy bullshit charts some consultant was paid $100,000 to produce.

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (/RS2M)

74 23
13 Wooga,

Exactly we have a Perot without the crazy and the crony capitalism!


Posted by: sven10077

Perot wasn't crazy. He staged all that drama because it dawned on him that he could actually win. He was in it to make a point, not win. After all that, he still got 22% of the popular vote.

Posted by: SFGoth at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (dZ756)

75 I use a whiteboard too. I made a doggie on it.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (QKKT0)

76 This is going to be one awesome election. The DEMSM is going down with Obama. AWESOME

Posted by: @ParisParamus at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (bN5ZU)

77 32Pie graphs. Needs more pie graphs.Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 16, 2012 03:34 PM (evyKK) That actually is the essence of it. Show Obama's plan for pie getting smaller and being sliced up in smaller pieces for everyone, compare with Ryan's pie growing and everyone's piece getting bigger. Plus Obama's pie is made out of sh*t.

Posted by: Lefty at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (VLifP)

78 Barky sucks, the Moochelle still don't get paid and they are gonna make slow Joe stand in the corner. hahaha

Posted by: Killerdog at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (fk6WW)

79 68
HEY THAT'S MY SCHTICK!!


Posted by: Glenn Beck at August 16, 2012 03:42 PM (h5njn)


Lou Dobbs already stole your schtick.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (X6akg)

80 There go those doctors, tonsil rustlers and foot bandits both, getting tens of thousands per operation. Grandma should just take a pill instead.

This is all Mitt's fault.

Posted by: King Putt at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (ccXZP)

81 Channeling MFM idiots:

He used a WHITE board. DOG WHISTLE!!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (B+qrE)

82 41 by the way, when everyone was screaming that Romney had to change this and change that -- all based on some predictable, small drops in polling in an unimportant month -- I didn't.

Just saying.

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! is a go-to meme, but I did resist it.

I know a lot of pundits got a lot of columns out of SOMETHING MUST BE DONE TO RIGHT THIS SINKING SHIP!!!, but I didn't.

Posted by: ace at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (fxHyG)


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NyQuil it's a hell of a drug.

Posted by: Spock at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (r2PLg)

83 by the way, when everyone was screaming that Romney had to change this and change that -- all based on some predictable, small drops in polling in an unimportant month -- I didn't. Just saying. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! is a go-to meme, but I did resist it. I know a lot of pundits got a lot of columns out of SOMETHING MUST BE DONE TO RIGHT THIS SINKING SHIP!!!, but I didn't.
Posted by: ace at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (fxHyG)


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*golf clap*

Posted by: Soona at August 16, 2012 03:44 PM (BAREx)

84 When Romney won the nomination, I wasn't at all sure I would vote for him, but he has definitely made the sale.

Posted by: sandy burger at August 16, 2012 03:44 PM (4dy3y)

85 "Obama sits back and wonders, "If I used a whiteboard, would Americans be more accepting of ObamaCare?
Posted by:Sponge"

That would be pure comedy gold, right there.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at August 16, 2012 03:44 PM (oR1uH)

86 My only critique is that its not Obama's "plan" - its Obama's "law" currently on the books.

Posted by: Jaydee at August 16, 2012 03:44 PM (5YMB7)

87 Oh, and you have to love POLITICO's none-too-subtle way of reporting this event. The headline? "Mitt Romney tries to explain Medicare stance."

Fucking hacks.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 03:44 PM (Z2wcK)

88 I'm waiting for Mitt's new improved Power Point presentation on Ryan's budget plan.

Posted by: Jack is Back! at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (9lVfp)

89 64
It was hard to masturbate to this video, but I did.


Posted by: Flex Crush at August 16, 2012 03:41 PM (ntxj6)

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I'll be sending you an invoice for a new keyboard............and maybe a monitor too.

Posted by: Not an Artist at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (uRumV)

90 I just updated with links explaining this Plan, and how it worked in Reno in 2010, when Mark Amodei deployed it against Kate Marshall, who was running against him on MediScare.

Posted by: ace at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (fxHyG)

91
Ace today: by the way, when everyone was screaming that Romney had to change this and change that -- all based on some predictable, small drops in polling in an unimportant month -- I didn't.

Just saying.


Ace last December: I'm sorry. I have tried. I recognize the attractive parts of Romney. He's smart, he's put-together, he doesn't scare the moderates, he polls consistently well, he has a nice family that recommends him.

But Romney will not bend in his singleminded mission to make himself unelectable.


Welcome to the Mittbot Club, ol chum.

Posted by: soothsayer, now with extra hissing at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (OgiBc)

92
This is genius on Romney's part. He gets a two-fer.


He drives ANOTHER point (actually 716 billion points) to repeal Hellthcare.
.... and lays the ground to make the case for entitlement reform.

Posted by: TOTUS at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (C8hzL)

93 I'm beginning to have a really good feeling about November.

Posted by: LIGuy at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (+usC4)

94 Hey, general lack of "Ryan is not a popular choice" and "Obama is winning the swing states" the last couple of days.

Poll trolls, I demand that you return and entertain me.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (B+qrE)

95 What? We all know that conservatism is unexplainable to the rational mind.

Posted by: Politico Expertz at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (60GaT)

96 Biden only uses crayons.

Posted by: nickless at August 16, 2012 03:45 PM (h5njn)

97 Remember those days when Ace knew we had to nominate NOT-Romney.
Bad times. bad times.

Hoepfully the revisionists are putting in the overtime to 'fix' that

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 16, 2012 03:46 PM (SO2Q8)

98 Yea, I was vehemently anti-Romney too. He's campaigning a lot better than I expected. I'm still not convinced he won't betray us badly at some point, but that's a matter for after he boots Obama.

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 16, 2012 03:46 PM (/RS2M)

99 I LIKE PIE GRAFFS!!!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 03:46 PM (h5njn)

100
----------------------------O-----------------------------------------------R+R
This Generation Persistent Unemployment__________Jobs/Energy/Growth
Next Generation Trillion in debt___________________A Future

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 16, 2012 03:46 PM (0q2P7)

101 I'm saddened by this turn of events.

Posted by: Rick Perry go getta at August 16, 2012 03:46 PM (60GaT)

102 Mmm. Democrat shit pie.

Posted by: lisa simpson at August 16, 2012 03:47 PM (vDl/w)

103 Between the Medicare stuff and hitting "Crony Capitalism," like Corzine's scams and being not "pro-business but pro-markets", Romney is running a brilliant and totally unexpected campaign.

He might even get the few committed libertarians (not the "drugs only" crowd) to not only vote for him but be enthusiastic.

Mitt Romney - populist? Who knew?

Posted by: The Q at August 16, 2012 03:47 PM (B/yDO)

104 Okay gang--let's not all lick our balls till after at least one of the debates.

Posted by: Spock at August 16, 2012 03:47 PM (r2PLg)

105 Wow, I am all a fluster.

Seriously! A FLUSTER from Mitt f-ing Romney with a white board and dry erase marker; it makes me feel like I'm back in school listening to a lecture on economics and history by my older sexy history professor... (clears throat) uh, ne'er mind.

Romney and Ryan need to do like a "budget breakdown" tag team match with a power point presentation and a dry erase board.

I can feel the tingles already just thinking about it.

Posted by: elizabethe at August 16, 2012 03:47 PM (fJody)

106 Joe Biden would be sniffing the markers and commenting how they smelled like different foods.

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2012 03:47 PM (VndSC)

107 Hey Girl, watch me use this whiteboard.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at August 16, 2012 03:48 PM (h5njn)

108 Needs more pie graphs.

I like pie.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 03:48 PM (8y9MW)

109 Oh man, I fucking HAVE to post this excerpt from the POLITICO article I just referenced above. It's so telling:

“I know there’s an effort by some people to try and
bring as much confusion to the topic of Medicare as possible,” Romney
said. “But I want to bring as much clarity as possible, so I’ve prepared
a small chart here, which will describe differences in our respective
plans for Medicare.”

But after the 10 minute and 11 second press conference, Romney shed
no new light on how he would overhaul the 47-year-old federal health
care program for senior citizens and how (or if) his program differs
from that of his running mate’s much-maligned proposal that is part of
an effort to slash the federal budget deficit.

Asked afterwards to provide as much detail and specifics as possible
about Romney’s plan Medicare, his campaign provided a link to a one-page
website with a 907-word explanation (shorter than the length of this
article
) that included an introduction, seven key elements and a
frequently asked questions section. It also forwarded a speech Romney
gave on fiscal policy in November.

What ridiculous, biased little shits these guys are.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 03:48 PM (Z2wcK)

110 It's about the stupid, economy, notentitlements.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at August 16, 2012 03:48 PM (f8XyF)

111 Poll trolls, I demand that you return and entertain me.

Oh, PPP probably has another D+34 poll result coming down the tube showing Obama up 6 that will get them to stick their furry little noses out of the borrow.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 16, 2012 03:48 PM (OWjjx)

112 Here's a chart that shows Obama's counter argument:

LEFT SIDE
Picture of a mop

RIGHT SIDE
Picture of a Slurpee

Posted by: edj at August 16, 2012 03:48 PM (+QKfp)

113 Lou Dobbs already stole your schtick.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (X6akg)


Yo!

Posted by: Karl Rove's Tiny Whiteboard at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (wVrlF)

114 84by the way, when everyone was screaming that Romney had to change this and change that -- all based on some predictable, small drops in polling in an unimportant month -- I didn't. Just saying. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! is a go-to meme, but I did resist it. I know a lot of pundits got a lot of columns out of SOMETHING MUST BE DONE TO RIGHT THIS SINKING SHIP!!!, but I didn't.
Posted by: ace at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (fxHyG)


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*golf clap*Posted by: Soona at August 16, 2012 03:44 PM (BAREx) The golf clap isfor losers. I actually shouted out a "you the man" while you were in the the backswing of writing thispost but the cameras missed it.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (VLifP)

115 Okay gang--let's not all lick our balls till after at least one of the debates.

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Hell.... If I could do that I would still be single......

Posted by: fixerupper at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (C8hzL)

116 >>Okay gang--let's not all lick our balls till after at least one of the debates.

Did you watch the debates in the primaries? That should be the least of our worries.

And after the convention Romney is going to be free to go up with ads. Lots and lots and lots of ads.

If Obama is behind on Labor Day this could be a blowout.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (TMB3S)

117 reminds me of when O'Rielly askedDennis Millerabout that stupid commercial of the guy (supposedly Ryan) pushing granny off the cliff in her wheelchair - Miller responded, "Yeah, I like to picture Nancy Pelosi as the old lady in the wheelchair when I see that ad."

Posted by: the Butcher at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (8g9qq)

118 Politico is bought and paid for. Occam's razor.

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (/RS2M)

119 The campaign also announced Ryan's 80 year old mom will be with him when he campaigns in The Villages on Saturday in FL.

The fact that Ryan's mother is still here and hasn't passed on goes back to what I've said previously: Ryan isn't a baby boomer. He's post-Baby Boomer. He and other politicians like him are going to be taking over from the Boomer politicians in power right now who have royally fucked up the system, and it'll be up to the post-Boomers to take care of the clean up. They have family -- mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles -- who are going to be directly affected by any entitlement overhaul, but they know they have to do it anyway.

Ryan isn't a once-in-a-generation politician. He's the first of many.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (4df7R)

120 >>>Remember those days when Ace knew we had to nominate NOT-Romney. Bad times. bad times.

I've been trying to keep my smugness on this score completely under wraps over the past few months...and mostly I've been successful. Mostly.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 03:50 PM (Z2wcK)

121 Can somebody help me with my resume'?

Posted by: TOTUS, soon to be among the underemployed at August 16, 2012 03:50 PM (73P68)

122 First, this stick figure here is Julia. See her big smile? That's because under Obamacare, all of her birth control needs will be paid for by the government.

Posted by: Obama's Whiteboard Presentation at August 16, 2012 03:50 PM (QKKT0)

123 his running mate’s much-maligned proposal
Co-authored by a Democrat.
And as opposed to wildly popular Obamacare.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 16, 2012 03:50 PM (B+qrE)

124 114
Lou Dobbs already stole your schtick.



Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (X6akg)





Yo!

Posted by: Karl Rove's Tiny Whiteboard at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (wVrlF)

Yo, yo'self.

Posted by: Zombie Tim Russert at August 16, 2012 03:50 PM (h5njn)

125 Posted by: ace at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (fxHyG)

You know what I love about this plae? Ace's humility.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (8y9MW)

126 Of course, Spock only licks balls once every seven years. (Unlike Sulu.)

Posted by: doctor leonard mccoy at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (vDl/w)

127 "till he's high as a kite"

Ummm ... is Biden ever not high as a kite?

Posted by: BillyBob at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (d3FpJ)

128 >>>It's not unexpected.

No, not NOW. I mean "Unexpected compared to what I thought two weeks ago."

Posted by: ace at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (fxHyG)

129 88
Oh, and you have to love POLITICO's none-too-subtle way of reporting this event. The headline? "Mitt Romney tries to explain Medicare stance."

Fucking hacks.


Reminds me of a Washington Post headline from a couple days ago where they tried to make it look like Romney was making the campaign turn ugly with this headline - "Romney Calls Obama angry and Desperate as campaign Turns Uglier". And they wonder why only democrats still listen to old media.

Posted by: booger at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (HI6wa)

130 114
Lou Dobbs already stole your schtick.



Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (X6akg)





Yo!

Posted by: Karl Rove's Tiny Whiteboard at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (wVrlF)

Glenn and Lou use Blackboards.....with chalk

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (X6akg)

131
afternoon, bandwagoners

Welcome to Soothsayer's Way of Thinking in February 2012.

My main reason for believing that Mitt Romney will win both the nom and the general is a bit odd but it's my gut feeling.

Mitt Romney does not strike me as the type to blow a 100+ million $$ of his own money on a lark.

1. He's not about to let Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich sweep out the rug from under him. No way, no how. He will beat either of them for the nom. Mitt already blew $45M in 2008 to lose to McCain.

2. If Mitt didn't think HE could beat Obama, he wouldn't run.

Will he win? The fuck if I know. But that's what I think Mitt is thinking. And I don't think Mitt is a dummy or a loser. To put it another way, my money is on Mitt, at the end of the day, outsmarting everyone else.

Weird, I know.

Posted by: Soothsayer at February 11, 2012 12:34 PM (sqkOB)

Posted by: soothsayer, now with extra hissing at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (OgiBc)

132 Every liberal in America: "FACTS!!!1111!!! How the hell do they work??!!!"

*sounds of heads exploding*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (UOM48)

133 To be fair, Obamacare is only unpopular because people are stupid.

Posted by: Politico Geniuses at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (60GaT)

134 41 Ace,

Yeah you got it. Once I reasoned it out and went nuts in that one post and yelled MITT YOU ARE A GENIUS! It was because his gambit was so brilliant it clicked.

I can stop worrying now and try to enjoy the show. I understand and predict about one move out of every 3 dead on which is both flattering and humbling. It is easy to forget Mitt is a lawyer.

Mitt knew what he was going to do at least since Roberts gang.

It's all good.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (LRFds)

135 Romney and Ryan plan to run on ObamaCare's cutting of Medicare, and will mention it every time they bring up Medicare, if not more.

Doing what the MFM refuses to do, showing them up in the process.

It's a two-fer. Lay out the facts and embarrass your enemies at the same time. Me likey.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, pre-self-denounced for your convenience at August 16, 2012 03:52 PM (d0Tfm)

136 I'm all in on the Cain Train. CHOO, CHOO...wait, what?

Posted by: Joey Biden at August 16, 2012 03:52 PM (YYyqq)

137 good move if you ask me. unless recent polling is a fluke, Romney has suddenly surged ahead of Obama. it'll take a week or two for the old bad polls to roll off some prognosticator's averages but there's definitely a Ryan bump. Hope it carries through the RNC. Obama's approvals and ratings on the economy historically point to DOOM for him and the Dems.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Head Of The Projection Desk at August 16, 2012 03:53 PM (yAor6)

138 Perot wasn't crazy. He staged all that drama because it dawned on him that he could actually win. He was in it to make a point, not win. After all that, he still got 22% of the popular vote.
Posted by: SFGoth at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (dZ756)

It occurs to me that maybe Perot was really in some kind of secret Brewster's Millions legal thing where he had to spend a certain amount of money or lose it all.

Posted by: elizabethe at August 16, 2012 03:54 PM (fJody)

139 As my dad pointed out to me the other day, when I worried about the Ryan selection and Mediscare etc. etc.: "Jeff, there's a reason Mitt Romney has made millions and millions of dollars taking risks...and you haven't."

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 03:54 PM (Z2wcK)

140 88 Oh, and you have to love POLITICO's none-too-subtle way of reporting this event. The headline? "Mitt Romney tries to explain Medicare stance."Fucking hacks.
---

They're just a little slower than you and me. They'll understand it eventually.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 03:54 PM (SO2Q8)

141 72 Jackstraw,

exactly....we play this right we may have a true filibuster proof bobsled course by midterms.

I am so pumped.

Barack cannot keep hitting his character, because as Mitt's ideas catch on people will by nature look harder at SCOAMF too.

The more people know about SCOAMF the more discredited Barack AND the media are.....

he is boxed in....

BOOM

Posted by: sven10077 at August 16, 2012 03:54 PM (LRFds)

142 Joe Biden announced today that if they drop him from the Democrat ticket he will mount a third-party run for vice-president.

Posted by: nickless at August 16, 2012 03:54 PM (h5njn)

143 Sooth that's interesting optimism from you, I remember the days you were predicting 1948 version 2.0 this November

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Head Of The Projection Desk at August 16, 2012 03:55 PM (yAor6)

144 Posted by: Soothsayer at February 11, 2012 12:34 PM (sqkOB)

Posted by: soothsayer, now with extra hissing at August 16, 2012 03:51 PM (OgiBc)

Hah! That wasn't you. The ip hash is totally different.
Imposter!!!

Posted by: Cicero at August 16, 2012 03:55 PM (QKKT0)

145 I want to see the following ad:

Fade in. A pair of seniors are sitting in the living room playing with their granddaughter. The anchor on the TV news is talking about the Medicare debate.

Grandpa: All they every do is argue.
Grandma: I'm just worried that well see our benefits cut. Medicare is such an important program to seniors. We've worked hard and earned it.

Granddaughter: What's Medicare.
Grandpa: It's a program to help us old folks with paying for doctor's visits and the medicines that we need.
Granddaughter: So I'll can get medicare when I'm old?

Grandparents look at one another with worry. Grandma gives a fake smile and an obviously strained cheerful "Yes you can!" Fade to black.

Announcer: The current entitlement system is broken and headed for bankruptcy. Barack Obama and the Democratic Party had the chance to fix it and they refused to do so. Instead they chose to make the system worse. Mitt Romney will reform Medicare and Social Security, ensuring that these programs remain to assist the neediest among us while protecting those already in the system. It won't be easy, but we owe it to our children and grandchildren.

Posted by: Alex at August 16, 2012 03:55 PM (oL8vk)

146 I use a whiteboard too. I made a doggie on it.
Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (QKKT0)
Where'd you leave that doggie joe?

Posted by: President Scooby Snacks at August 16, 2012 03:55 PM (73P68)

147 I would write something but I ate the dog that ate my homework

Posted by: Bobama at August 16, 2012 03:56 PM (0yt8C)

148 Politico will rue the day they pissed off the AoSHQ hordes, they get no pudding!

Posted by: Killerdog at August 16, 2012 03:56 PM (fk6WW)

149 He who licks own balls--shoots too early.

Posted by: Ancient Chinese Secret at August 16, 2012 03:56 PM (r2PLg)

150 and can be used by any congressional or senate candidate.

Gee, the Senate's not part of Congress now? Who knew? Or was this another Jug Ears McFuckstick executive order?

Posted by: The AOSHQ & Preservation Society at August 16, 2012 03:56 PM (26i79)

151 Hell.... If I could do that I would still be single......

And I'd never leave the house.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, pre-self-denounced for your convenience at August 16, 2012 03:56 PM (d0Tfm)

152 If Barack Obama loved his children, he wouldn't be saddling them with $100,000 in debt before they've even finished grade school.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 16, 2012 03:57 PM (4df7R)

153 No, not NOW. I mean "Unexpected compared to what I thought two weeks ago."

Fair enough. But I have been watching this guy campaign for over a decade and he has been preparing for this for years.

You do not make $300 million without being able to game every scenario and every possible outcome. Romney may not be the campaigner that Barry is or that really fires up the grassroots but he is incredibly smart, focused and he wants this badly.

I can't say I'm surprised at how this is playing out.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2012 03:57 PM (TMB3S)

154 I'm waiting for the executive order that shuts down DoD and gives the entire budget to HHS, to hand out in envelopes of cash to traditional Democrat constituencies at 'relief centers' conveniently co-located with polling places this November.

Posted by: JEM at August 16, 2012 03:57 PM (o+SC1)

155 I never get tired of posting SCoaMF and I never get tired of Obama the dogeater jokes.

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 03:58 PM (6o4Fb)

156 I don't want anyone's daughters to be punished with an obiden.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at August 16, 2012 03:58 PM (60GaT)

157 I see an old woman who looks like Nancy Pelosi and a young black man approach the side of a cliff; look at each other; and then the old woman pushes the young black man off the cliff.

Posted by: don draper at August 16, 2012 03:58 PM (vDl/w)

158
It has nothing to do with optimism, grasshopper.

It's about astute political and psychological analysis.

/thoughtfully scratches chin and nods

Posted by: soothsayer, now with extra hissing at August 16, 2012 03:58 PM (OgiBc)

159 "I use a whiteboard too. I made a doggie on it.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 03:43 PM (QKKT0)"

was barack chasing him with a fork ?

Posted by: runner at August 16, 2012 03:58 PM (WR5xI)

160

He's right-handed. So was Hitler.

Posted by: Media Matters Research Center at August 16, 2012 03:59 PM (HOOye)

161 See on this side of the white board you have "hope" and you also have "change". On the other side you have 'math'.
And we all HATE math.

Posted by: Barry at August 16, 2012 03:59 PM (SO2Q8)

162
Re: the term "Crony Capitalism"....

Why do conservatives use this term?
What do they mean by it?

Are the ones who use this term....'crony capitalism'....simply too young to know that this term was created by the Left, to demonize capitalism?
This is why I am gobsmacked, every time I see or hear a conservative use this.

Cronyism is not the fault of capitalism.
Cronyism is corruption, pure and simple.
....And is actually the opposite of the meritocracy that is inherent in pure capitalism.

So I just do not understand why any conservative would use the term 'crony capitalism'.

Posted by: wheatie at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (mtRB0)

163 If Barack Obama loved his children, he wouldn't be
saddling them with $100,000 in debt before they've even finished grade
school.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 16, 2012 03:57 PM (4df7R)


By executive order, his children are exempt from everything.


Besides, if you think they'll ever have to work for a living, you're stoned. Your pocket is paying for their future RIGHT NOW.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (UK9cE)

164 Romney uses a whiteboard.

Jesse Helms used an ad called "White Hands."

coincidence????

Posted by: Expert librul dog whistle detection at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (60GaT)

165 I never get tired of Obama the dogeater jokes.
I don't know. I'm always hungry again an hour later.

Posted by: president o'bumbles at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (vDl/w)

166 Historically Republicans poll worse pre-RNC. 76: Carter up 30+ points in a race that would be lost close, 80: Carter leading...he lost, 88: Dukakis up BIG...he lost, 00: Gore leading...he lost, 04: Kerry leading...he lost, 08: Obama leading, Mac gets surge in polls before 08 crash dooms him. If Mitt really is getting ahead of Obama before the RNC, it's a good sign.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Head Of The Projection Desk at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (yAor6)

167 Romney (with Ryan's help) has managed to reframe the campaign. Now the Republicans are the ones who look responsible and Presidential, and Obama's letting his own side get more and more shrill and crazy-sounding.

The debate is going to be a bloodbath. Obama's going to be "uh-uh-uh"-ing and blinking and asking us to let him be clear and spouting total gibberish. He's been working up to a meltdown since the 2010 midterms and it would be sweet, sweet candy to see him do it on national television.

My dream scenario: Obama flames out in the debate, withdraws from the election for "health" reasons, Hillary refuses to be their sacrificial lamb, and in November Joe Biden becomes the first Presidential candidate to win any electoral votes whatsoever.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (8qCCl)

168 Yes, the grown-ups are coming, but as many have suggested, our system depends on the losers being grown up enough to leave when the time comes.

They know they're going to lose. They have... what, 80 something days until the election? And another 2 1/2 months after that.

I'll breathe when they're kicked out of Washington and back on their way to Chicago, among the crooks and liars they know so well.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (2pG7H)

169 /thoughtfully scratches chin and nods

That's not your chin!

Posted by: horrified mom at the same Starbucks at August 16, 2012 04:01 PM (7DJeT)

170 163 Wheatie....

I use venture socialism....

I did a "Harlekwin Slav Sub Maker" post where I had scoamf jave a business card that read...

"Barack H Obama Industrial Consultant*"

and said so when I flipped it over

"*ask me how you can turn 100,000 into a 500 million dollar loan"


there is nothing free about that market

Posted by: sven10077 at August 16, 2012 04:02 PM (LRFds)

171 Mitt takes the JEF to the hoop, one on one, and does a double windmill slam dunk over his head.

The MFM calls this 'racism, straight up'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 16, 2012 04:02 PM (ccXZP)

172 John McCain played dead so well in 2008 we registered him as a Democrat.

Damn you Mitt Romney!!!!

Posted by: Obama Campaign at August 16, 2012 04:02 PM (ZBjRZ)

173 Well they certainly haven't dealt with the free rider problem, have they.

Posted by: 47 million on food stamps at August 16, 2012 04:02 PM (p8l5K)

174 I'm still thinking that most people were willing to vote ABO. But Mitt is actually showing some cajones, not only with his Ryan pick, but taking on one of the "third rails" in American politics.

I've been pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: Soona at August 16, 2012 04:03 PM (BAREx)

175 They know they're going to lose. They have... what,
80 something days until the election? And another 2 1/2 months after
that.



I'll breathe when they're kicked out of Washington and back on their
way to Chicago, among the crooks and liars they know so well.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (2pG7H)


Obama will pardon his entire administration in those 2 1/2 months.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 04:03 PM (UK9cE)

176 I'll breathe when they're kicked out of Washington and back on their way to Chicago...

I'll breathe easy when they're kicked out of Washington and on their way to Federal prison.

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 16, 2012 04:03 PM (/RS2M)

177 I'm really starting to like this Romney guy. I went from hate to suspicion to tolerate and now, maybe he's worth a damn. Maybe. We shall see.,

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 16, 2012 04:03 PM (9TTOe)

178 Here's a scary thought that we're all going to have to come to grips with sooner or later: Jennifer Rubin was right all along. About nearly everything.

Might as well face it now.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 04:03 PM (Z2wcK)

179 Wheatie:

We use the term "crony capitalism" for several reasons.

First, it's accurate. The Democrats are creating a system in which businesses succeed or fail based on political connections rather than market success.

Second, the liberals (as you point out) OWN it. They can't mock the phrase or deny it happens because they've used it in the past as a stick to bash the whole free market system.

Third, it's simple and self-explanatory. People understand what it means the first time they hear it.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 16, 2012 04:03 PM (8qCCl)

180 We'll know it's gotten real when somebody starts wearing a lab coat.

Posted by: formerly concerned, now happy, Christian at August 16, 2012 04:04 PM (Z8ewd)

181 Mathematics: How the Republicans Used Facts and Reason to Hoodwink Middle America

Posted by: Time Magazine at August 16, 2012 04:04 PM (60GaT)

182 Annnnddddd...cue Ace posting every 30 minutes or so until the ONT.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 16, 2012 04:05 PM (da5Wo)

183 Has Soledad BeenLyin called the whiteboard racist yet?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:05 PM (UOM48)

184 I'll breathe when they're kicked out of Washington and back on their way to Chicago, among the crooks and liars they know so well.

What I want to see Mitt do is something along the lines of teh SCOAMF's Orifice of the Presidential Elect, except with armed guards everywhere surrounding the SCOAMF's staffers 24/7, right up until inauguration day.

Just as a precaustion. So they don't pry the "M" keys off the keyboards. Yeah, that's it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, pre-self-denounced for your convenience at August 16, 2012 04:05 PM (d0Tfm)

185 Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (2pG7H)
------------
Burt, what makes you think they're going to move out?

Posted by: torabora at August 16, 2012 04:06 PM (p8l5K)

186 Cronyism is not the fault of capitalism.
Cronyism is corruption, pure and simple.
....And is actually the opposite of the meritocracy that is inherent in pure capitalism.

So I just do not understand why any conservative would use the term 'crony capitalism'.

Posted by: wheatie at August 16, 2012 04:00 PM (mtRB0)

It's not real capitalism... that's why it's called crony capitalism. Not sure why I should get my panties in a bunch over this.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:06 PM (MrM2k)

187 So, during the convention, will Bill Clinton apologize to Juanita Broderick for the rape she says occurred in 1998, or will he give his side of the story?

Inquiring minds, you know...

Posted by: Craig Poe at August 16, 2012 04:06 PM (BVkEs)

188 Mathematics: Hate filled Rhetoric.

Posted by: New York Times at August 16, 2012 04:06 PM (9TTOe)

189 Once Romney became the nominee, I vowed not to second-guess him on tactics. 94-point plans may be ridiculous for persuasion, but it indicates a guy who can war game a campaign and knows more than his consultants.

For the first time, I'm glad Perry lost. Romney will surely piss me off but R^2 will be able to do big things.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 16, 2012 04:06 PM (xSegX)

190 It's not real capitalism... that's why it's called crony capitalism. Not sure why I should get my panties in a bunch over this.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:06 PM (MrM2k)


You wear panties? Prude......

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 04:07 PM (UK9cE)

191 Chrissy Matthews: "Math is racist!!!!!"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:07 PM (UOM48)

192 It's going to be an interesting question for the Romney Administration: how much backward looking do we do regarding the lawlessness of the previous Administration?

It might be nice if they would, but I'm not sure they're not going to be occupied with more pressing matters.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:08 PM (2pG7H)

193 I really, really we got Current TV at our house.

Watching Olberdouche, Joyless Behar and Al Gore cover the conventions would be pudding-dipping worthy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:08 PM (UOM48)

194 I'd get it if we were allowing the conflation of "capitalism" and "crony capitalism". Commies try to, no doubt.

But the term fits.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:08 PM (MrM2k)

195 dammit

wish we

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:09 PM (UOM48)

196 Wow.. my husband just sent this to me about 5 minutes ago. Hmmm... I'm at work, husband is at home all day.. Anyway.. also heard Ryan will be in Florida this weekend specifically to talk about Medicare and he's gonna have his mom on the stage with him! This is so delicious I can hardly stand it.
Posted by: jewells45 at August 16, 2012 03:36 PM (l/N7H)

Thats good stuff ! Still a long ways to go, but so far so good.

Lets see how long before they try to connect Mormon Mitt with Warren Jeffs

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 16, 2012 04:09 PM (nTgAI)

197
For the first time, I'm glad Perry lost.

And Noot.

Nice guy and all, but he's a liability. Not likable by most; a terrible national candidate.

Same for Rick Santorum.

Posted by: soothsayer, now with extra hissing at August 16, 2012 04:09 PM (OgiBc)

198 Always Be Closing. Coffee is for closers.

Posted by: Victrola at August 16, 2012 04:09 PM (X3Y9c)

199 Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:09 PM (UOM4

?

Posted by: New York Times at August 16, 2012 04:09 PM (9TTOe)

200 You guys do know that the Moochelle will beat Barky stupid when he loses in November, and it would be great to have front row seats for.

Posted by: Killerdog at August 16, 2012 04:10 PM (fk6WW)

201 Ha. Good timing. Turn on Cavuto.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2012 04:10 PM (TMB3S)

202
Freakin Brilliant!!!! As Pete Ingemiquotes "Ride right through em their demoralized as hell!"

Posted by: Finn McCool at August 16, 2012 04:10 PM (R/8dI)

203 every one of you ( and You know who You are ) who kept calling the Repubs "The Stupid party"..........spank yourselves. Hard


here's a clue: Romney ain't a Reagan-ite, but he ain't no ways stupid

Posted by: Hoggs Bison at August 16, 2012 04:10 PM (Dll6b)

204 dammit

wish we


Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:09 PM (UOM4



I was going to ask if you were having a stroke or something.....

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 04:10 PM (UK9cE)

205 Always Be Closing. Coffee is for closers.
Posted by: Victrola at August 16, 2012 04:09 PM (X3Y9c)

I want to see Mitt do a parody of that.

"See this watch?"

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:11 PM (MrM2k)

206 That's they type of sales pitch that only a guy who has closed multimillion dollar deals makes--short, sweet, and an irresistible call to action.

Here, the irresistible part is: Obama is a SCOAMF, he has lied to you, stolen your money and laughed about it.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 16, 2012 04:11 PM (imtbm)

207
171163 Wheatie....

I use venture socialism....


Sven,
Well, when it is taxpayer money being used...that is more accurate.
Cronyism isreally still just....corruption.
It is favoring someone over others, regardless of any merit, and rewarding them in order to get something from them in return.
And it has nothing to do with capitalism itself.
Cronyism happens so rampantly under communism....that it was one of the leading reasons for the collapse of the USSR.

Posted by: wheatie at August 16, 2012 04:11 PM (mtRB0)

208

P90X Ryan won't use a whiteboard. He won't use virtual whiteboard, nor a touchboard. He'll use a quantumboard activated and controlled by the Mars Rover's sister vehicle.

Posted by: it's not rocket science at August 16, 2012 04:11 PM (HOOye)

209
kept calling the Repubs "The Stupid party".....

/door opens

Helloooo!

Posted by: Lenny McConnell and Squiggy Boehner at August 16, 2012 04:12 PM (OgiBc)

210 And the word "crony" brings up the right image.

Some dude in govt sneaking a guy in industry a contract he shouldn't have gotten.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:12 PM (MrM2k)

211 Good riddance you stupid,stupid scrunt.

Retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said that the “sensible center” has “eroded” since she came to Congress in 1979.

And that, she told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, is a main reason why she chose not to run for re-election this November.

“Knowing what I know right now, and realizing it’s not going to change dramatically at least in the short term, that I wouldn’t be able to do the things that I think are so important for the country,” Snowe said.

She stressed that she has remained a Republican — and never considered switching — because of her core GOP beliefs. “That is being fiscally responsible, limited government, individual opportunity, and freedom,” the senator said. “I happen to believe that I represent a traditional Republican. I have not changed as a Republican.”

Snowe said that even though independents must pick a side to caucus with in Congress, that doesn’t mean they can’t be independent.

“I’m independent as a Republican because people expect me from the state of Maine to be independent,” she said.

Having served in the House and then the Senate under six presidents, Snowe urged women to think about a future in politics “because I do think it’s important to have more women voices in the political process. It’s healthy for our country. It’s more representative of our country, frankly.”

“When I ran for office and when I decided to run for the Senate, I mean, I didn’t think about the fact that I was a woman. I just, you know, knew that I could do it and I wanted to do it. And I think that it’s going to have to be that way for women who want to change whatever’s happening in their world.”

As far as the GOP, Snowe advises that the party return “to our basic traditions and principles and speaking to those issues that matter to be more relevant in their daily lives.”

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 04:12 PM (6o4Fb)

212 193
It's going to be an interesting question for the Romney Administration:
how much backward looking do we do regarding the lawlessness of the
previous Administration?



It might be nice if they would, but I'm not sure they're not going to be occupied with more pressing matters.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:08 PM (2pG7H)

Romney could appoint a 'special commission' headed by someone like Chris Christie to get to the bottom of the scandals he will have 'inherited'.

Posted by: Craig Poe at August 16, 2012 04:12 PM (BVkEs)

213 I never get tired of posting SCoaMF and I never get tired of Obama the dogeater jokes.
Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 03:58 PM (6o4Fb)


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The SCOAMT's defeat speech will be Nixonian. "You won't have ole' Barak to kick around anymore".

Posted by: Soona at August 16, 2012 04:12 PM (BAREx)

214 There were always three big things that were positive about romney:

1. Family/lack of scandal/"lovin' the same woman for 50 years," as Carolla says. This means nothing as far as governance (though it does indicate moral virtue...) but it's good for the campaign.

2. Intellect. Jim Cramer called him "The smartest guy I've ever met." Most people agree with the general point that he's wickedly intelligent.

3. Drive. And this is an important point. People tend to be suspicious of the highly cerebral as dreamers, not doers, as ineffectual, and so on. But Romney has shown an admirable ability to... fight dirty. Or at least fight like he fucking means to win.

Everyone who runs against Romney hates his guts. You can take various lessons from that, but the lesson I take is that the guy wants to win and he doesn't care if he wins pretty.


Combine 2 with 3 and you've got something. Either one on its own is only so-so, but together, they're pretty potent.

Posted by: ace at August 16, 2012 04:12 PM (fxHyG)

215
You guys do know that the Moochelle will beat Barky stupid when he loses
in November, and it would be great to have front row seats for.

Posted by: Killerdog at August 16, 2012 04:10 PM (fk6WW)


Rumor has it, they were close to divorce before he got elected. Once he's discredited and booted out of office, she'll be the first one to bail and collect child support on his sorry ass.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 04:13 PM (UK9cE)

216 186 -

Oh I'm not! That's what I mean though, I won't breathe easy until they're gone. Until then, I'm keeping my powder dry and all that.

In my case though, it's talcum powder. I have an awful itch.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:13 PM (2pG7H)

217 I want to see Mitt do a parody of that. "See this watch?"
---
You know he has it memorized, including gestures

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 16, 2012 04:13 PM (SO2Q8)

218 Remember the last bullet point on the Amodei presentation:

"Once Medicare has been litigated, re-focus on The Economy"

Re-focus on The Economy and Unemployment. Force Axelturf, Teh JEFand the rest of the D's to defend their 3 year failure.

Force them to explain 8%+ Unemployment, the worst and longest since WW2.

Throw in a couple of Fast and Furious jabs.

Make Valerie make Axelturf grovel and cry.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 16, 2012 04:14 PM (XwVnk)

219 204 Hoggs Bison,

I am not so sure he is not a closet Reaganite...

Reagan was not Reagan REAGAN when he ran Cali either....

Mitt like Reagan is canny enough to take what he can get after the hardest bargain he can make.

I truly believe Mitt and Paul are gonna cross the goalline for Dutch

Posted by: sven10077 at August 16, 2012 04:14 PM (LRFds)

220
Ahhh, I hearken back to the days when Romney would get less than 10% in every AoS prefernce poll and then that lonely ten percent would be excoriated as Soros-agents and/or closet moonbats. Good times.

82 days.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 16, 2012 04:14 PM (HethX)

221 "fiscally responsible, limited government, individual opportunity, and freedom"

i realize that this is a standard party-type statement but it's incredibly broad when you think about it. i'm a conservative, you're a conservative, we're all conservatives cuz hey everyone loves freeeedom right.

Posted by: JParker at August 16, 2012 04:14 PM (60GaT)

222 JackStraw is the only one of the original Mittbots that I have not wanted to dragon-punch in the fucking larynx at some point in the last year.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2012 04:14 PM (Bg/r1)

223 Combine 2 with 3 and you've got something.

Six!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 04:15 PM (QKKT0)

224 here's a clue: Romney ain't a Reagan-ite, but he ain't no ways stupid
Posted by: Hoggs Bison at August 16, 2012 04:10 PM (Dll6b)


--------------------------------------------

AND, he ain't no ways tared.

Posted by: Soona - channeling some scrunt at August 16, 2012 04:15 PM (BAREx)

225 "It's going to be an interesting question for the Romney Administration:
how much backward looking do we do regarding the lawlessness of the
previous Administration?"

I hope and prey for witch hunts. The corruption, lies, and coverups from these fuckers in only a few short years has been epic. It needs to be cleaned out. Their collaborators need to be exposed. The professional bureaucratic enablers need to be removed. Whole agencies needs to be purged and entire programs axed.

This country NEEDS a cleanup.

If I were advising Mitt, I'd tell him that his second act after taking office (the first being submission of a budget) would be to audit every single non-freshman member of Congress.

Posted by: dawnfire at August 16, 2012 04:15 PM (bIeax)

226 But, but , but what about SEAMUS ? Let me be clear Mitt Romney put his dog on top of a car- Barky Obumbles

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 16, 2012 04:15 PM (nTgAI)

227
<<"Jeff, there's a reason Mitt Romney has made millions and millions of dollars taking risks...and you haven't.">>

Ah Jeff aren't Dad's great? They just cut right to the fucken bone don't they.

My Dad, during my unfortunately misspent youth "OK SMARTGUY WHAT WOULD YOU DO?"

Damn I miss that man.

Posted by: Finn McCool at August 16, 2012 04:16 PM (R/8dI)

228 The SCOAMT's defeat speech will be Nixonian. "You won't have ole' Barak to kick around anymore".
---
Nah, Arnold-ian "I'll Be BAKK"

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 16, 2012 04:16 PM (SO2Q8)

229 every one of you ( and You know who You are ) who kept calling the Repubs "The Stupid party"..........spank yourselves. Hardhere's a clue: Romney ain't a Reagan-ite, but he ain't no ways stupid
The establishment republicans DC hacks in (R) clothing are stupid. And annoying. Mitt is smart. The issue was never whether or not Mitt was intelligent.

Posted by: NewEnglandDevil at August 16, 2012 04:16 PM (73P68)

230 JackStraw is the only one of the original Mittbots that I have not wanted to dragon-punch in the fucking larynx at some point in the last year.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2012 04:14 PM (Bg/r1)

Do you have something against the Donkey Punch ?

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 16, 2012 04:16 PM (nTgAI)

231
her [Snowe's] core GOP beliefs. “That is being fiscally responsible, limited government, individual opportunity, and freedom,”

This is same Olympia Snowe who shrieked, "We must do something!" and voted for Obama's stupid Stimulus package.

This is the same Olympia Snowe who said, "History is calling," and voted for Obamacare.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 16, 2012 04:16 PM (OgiBc)

232 R R got ahead of the Dems and MSM (BIRM) and left them in the dust...on this issue and just about everything else. It is a joy to watch after 8 years of Bushdefenseand 4 years of JEF arrogantincompetence. As well as the successful Palinization of ....uh, Palin.
Ras has a poll that shows Florida seniors favoring the Ryan plan over JEF's by a nice margin. It will be very hard if not impossible tfor the Dems to fix this.


Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at August 16, 2012 04:16 PM (YmPwQ)

233
or did she? I don't remember. But Snowe did let the bill out of committee.

And she did say history is calling.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 16, 2012 04:17 PM (OgiBc)

234 I stand athwart History, and say "go right ahead."

Posted by: Olympia Snowe at August 16, 2012 04:17 PM (60GaT)

235 Sure, Zero may come up with his own chart. But could he read it in a competent fashion? The mind boggles.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at August 16, 2012 04:18 PM (YmPwQ)

236 But, but , but what about SEAMUS ? Let me be clear Mitt Romney put his dog on top of a car- Barky Obumbles

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 16, 2012 04:15 PM (nTgAI)


Yes, my dog was on the roof of my car, in a protective carrier and suffered no harm or damage.

I, unlike my opponent, have no idea what his species tastes like.

- Mitt Romney

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 04:18 PM (UK9cE)

237 232 "History" called that dumb cunt CJ Roberts too.

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 04:18 PM (6o4Fb)

238 wasn't there something recently about how Obama was trying to get GOP speakers for the convention?

hmmm, i wonder who

Posted by: JParker at August 16, 2012 04:18 PM (60GaT)

239 BUT BUT,
TAX RETURNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: MSNBC at August 16, 2012 04:19 PM (SO2Q8)

240 Rommney is running on medicare? Seriously? This is something a jedi grandmaster of three dimensional chess would do. I am sure obama and his obamacare strmtroopers saw this coming a lightyear away. Indeed I am sure they passed obamacare had thier way with medicare shoved over a couch and lied about it in numerous videotaped interviews simply to set a trap for Romney.

obama needs a yellow limo with flashing lights and a stop sign like biden's.

Apparently Romney also invested Bain's money in some kind of startup the grows your balls to the size of watermelons and encases them in titanium and ran experiments on himself.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 16, 2012 04:19 PM (Z9EHQ)

241
OK, I'm excited at the prospect of making hay on "Hey, seniors! He stole your Medicare money, and lied about it!"

But the witeboard? Don't get me wrong - I love those things, and live for numerical analysis. It's just that I know from personal experience that nobody else does. (Not even engineers).

Posted by: Optimizer at August 16, 2012 04:19 PM (As94z)

242 132 can you recommend some lottery numbers for me?

Posted by: the Butcher at August 16, 2012 04:19 PM (8g9qq)

243 239 wasn't there something recently about how Obama was trying to get GOP speakers for the convention?----

He'll have enugh trouble get Democrat speakers

Posted by: MSNBC at August 16, 2012 04:20 PM (SO2Q8)

244 Rumor has it, they were close to divorce before he
got elected. Once he's discredited and booted out of office, she'll be
the first one to bail and collect child support on his sorry ass.


Posted by: © Sponge

*crossing fingers*

Posted by: Regie love - sucker of Obamacock at August 16, 2012 04:20 PM (Ky1+e)

245 Mark Amodei is no small government type. Some of us have seen him be quite the tyrant.

Posted by: Ten at August 16, 2012 04:20 PM (56DAY)

246 A whiteboard?

How racist.

Posted by: TheLittlShiningMan at August 16, 2012 04:20 PM (PH+2B)

247 >>>JackStraw is the only one of the original Mittbots that I have not
wanted to dragon-punch in the fucking larynx at some point in the last
year.


Pretty sure I sit squarely on the other end of that Mittbot spectrum, for you and most others.

Whatever, I'll own it, it's how I roll.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 04:20 PM (Z2wcK)

248 >>JackStraw is the only one of the original Mittbots that I have not wanted to dragon-punch in the fucking larynx at some point in the last year.

Give me time.

The best thing Romney has going for him is that for some reason people always underestimate him. People focus too much on the fact that he lost to Ted Kennedy and not enough on the fact that he made that scummy bastard squeal like a pig in a race he should have won in a walk.

For the first time he is running a race with a bit of wind at his back (if you can call running against an incumbent running with wind at your back) and he is really just getting started. If you thought the ad war in the primaries was devastating watch what happens after the convention.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 16, 2012 04:20 PM (TMB3S)

249
180Wheatie:

We use the term "crony capitalism" for several reasons.

First, it's accurate. The Democrats are creating a system in which businesses succeed or fail based on political connections rather than market success.

Second, the liberals (as you point out) OWN it. They can't mock the phrase or deny it happens because they've used it in the past as a stick to bash the whole free market system.

Third, it's simple and self-explanatory. People understand what it means the first time they hear it.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 16, 2012 04:03 PM (8qCCl)

-------------

Are you sure about 'Second' and 'Third', Trimegistus?
Because I'm not.....
It's not "self-explanatory" to the low-info people that the Leftists pander to.
They hear the term 'crony capitalism' and it registers in their brains as...."A reason why capitalism is Bad".

Tying 'cronyism' to 'capitalism' helps the Left.
Why not use the term...crony corruption...instead?
That would be even more self-explanatory.
That would be accurate.

Posted by: wheatie at August 16, 2012 04:21 PM (mtRB0)

250 The whiteboard is a prop that shows low-information voters that what you are saying is the truth, otherwise you couldn't write it on a whiteboard.

Posted by: jwest at August 16, 2012 04:21 PM (ZDsRL)

251 On that Politico hackery Jeff mentioned way up thread:

907 words, organized cogently, explaining things

OR

2700 words, 5 days to read it, "We have to pass it to find out what's in it"

I know which I gravitate to

Posted by: The Q at August 16, 2012 04:21 PM (B/yDO)

252 221 -

The Romneybots were excoriated for being annoying little pissants, more than for being Romney supporters.

I will give you all some credit though, you haven't been as "I told you so" about it as I thought you won't.

So don't start now, is what I'm suggesting.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:21 PM (2pG7H)

253 This supposed republican love of medicare is just a ruse to allow Paul Ryan to murder people in their sleep and eat their body parts.

Posted by: Smokin' Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 04:21 PM (bb5Xq)

254 hey, how do they get the cocoanut inside the chocolate?

Posted by: Joe Biden, genius at August 16, 2012 04:21 PM (Dll6b)

255 There were always three big things that were positive about Romney:

^^^^

4: (And something progressives lack) -- Kindness to humanity. See: Giving it all way, Inheritance

This really cannot be stated enough. The party of compassion greatly lacks any form of it. They just want to tell you to DIAF because you don't like taxes.

Just look at Obama's tax records on charitable giving before he ran for office. Even worse, look at Joe 'Catholic' Biden sitting at a paltry .001% or something asinine like that (going off memory).

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 16, 2012 04:21 PM (pLTLS)

256 The Plan: Karl at Hot Air had a good post on this yesterday. e drew from this video -- How the GOP Won In Reno, I'll call it -- explaining how Mark Amodei pushed back against Democratic Mediscare tactics, particularly on the Ryan plan.

_______________

NV-02 draws out Las Vegas.

It's traditionally Republican--plus it was a "special election" which means almost always low turn out, and a different turn out model.

I would be shocked if they had normal turn out for this election.

Hopefully the Romney campaign doesn't base too much off of that.

Going offensive on entitlements is great and using that tact with certain audiences wonderful but--

Economy, economy, economy.

Romney during the CBS interview was perfect.

Posted by: tasker at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (r2PLg)

257 244 It's true.Failure has a way of snowballing.He may become a pariah no one (who wants to stay in office) will want anything to do with.

Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (6o4Fb)

258 I think theres a bigger picture.... a larger strategy involved.

Dems run on people NOT understanding the issues... they run on emotion, not Policy.

So... the DEMS brought up Medicare to try to go after Ryan, and R/R repsonded by talking about Policy, and Facts, and treating the electorate as adults.... ie.... you want to talk about Medicare? OK... lets talk about Medicare...

Soon the Dems will morph to another issue.... say... foreign policy... then R/R will tak about POLICY there....

Key here is to ALWAYS take their attack, and turn it into a Policy and Plan debate.... and show that the Dems HAVE no plan....

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (lZBBB)

259 Wait until he starts busting out the whiteboard for the projections for new jobs, more revenue and lower gas prices that will result from his energy plan.

See, that's the next big BOOM: Romney's plan to create jobs. Because--just like this one--there is nothing on the other side.

The JEF is out there promising everyone he will give them free shit that he will take from someone else.

Romney is out there promising to give people stuff they actually want: Jobs, lower taxes, lower gas prices and jobs.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (imtbm)

260
it's funny that Kos thinks Mitt is panicking

What Kos doesn't realize is that today's seniors have been hearing the Democrats' Mediscarin' for the last 30 years....(when they weren't seniors, for those of you in Rio Linda).

The scare tactics don't work as good as they used to, Kos.

Posted by: Soothsayer at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (OgiBc)

261 This is particularly good. Romney is speaking very confidently and comes across here as a man on a mission to protect seniors and problem solve for the future. He's relaxed, he's in control...and I think that goes a long way to quell many a voter fears. I'm sure he was on a time constraint, but my only criticism would've been for the clip to show a bit more detail relating to Obama=bankrupt vs. Romney=solvent. I'm liking what I see here though. If Romney can come across like this in the debates, Choomer-in-Chief is going to be up a creek without a paddle as he tries to explain away his mortal wound cuts to Medicare.

I heard the talking point being thrown around yesterday that they're now saying the $716 billion cut is actually from cutting "fraud and abuse" from Medicare. But I thought they logged Bammycare's price tag at what it was because they were counting on transferring that money from Medicare to Obamacare. So....they were counting on the money that is now being called "fraud and abuse" in the CBO scoring? My head hurts.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (lTVJy)

262 Combine 2 with 3 and you've got something. Either one on its own is only so-so, but together, they're pretty potent.

All valid points, but Mitt still has to overcome the "which candidate would the Average Schmoe rather share a six-pack with" factor. The one who wins that question almost always wins the race.

No matter how incompetent Obama is, no matter how shitty the economy gets, the squishies will overlook it all if Romney can't connect on a personal level that goes beyond math, competence, etc.

If it sounds like I don't have much faith in the electorate to vote rationally, it's only because I don't.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (SY2Kh)

263 The thing that I don't understand is the unwarrented, unreasonable over-optimism about everything. Republicans have lost the popular vote in 4 of the last 5 presidential elections. The one time they did win was due to national security, and not the economy. Regardless of whatever happened in that one district, Republicans have failed miserably in virtually every single entitlement fight in history going back to Alf Landon in 1936. Right now, Romney is at best tied with Obama in an economy that is the worst in over 70 years. Why do you simply ignore these unpleasant realities andact likechanging the subject to the place the Obama campaign wanted it to beis a great idea?

Posted by: CJK at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (XGZYX)

264 >>>or closet moonbats. Good times.

Yeah dude. Scratch at that wall. Find out what I think of Romney all over again. Some people would see they had the support of people who otherwise would strongly dislike their guy and let it go. Those people want to win an election rather than score itoldyasos.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (0q2P7)

265 It might be nice if they would, but I'm not sure they're not going to be occupied with more pressing matters.



Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:08 PM (2pG7H)

Romney
could appoint a 'special commission' headed by someone like Chris
Christie to get to the bottom of the scandals he will have 'inherited'.


Posted by: Craig Poe


Yes, it may be too great a hand-tip to start outlining their plans but I sincerely hope R'nR announces a full audit of the Federal Government on Jan.22nd.

Posted by: (oZfic) at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (Q/1Jp)

266 Wait a minute, did he just admit to caressing the white board? (at :21)

Posted by: g21in9mm at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (hhLX0)

267 Serious question--when was the last time NV-02 went Democrat?

Nevada is a swing state lately but NV-02?

--I highly doubt it.

Posted by: tasker at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (r2PLg)

268 "Asked afterwards to provide as much detail and specifics as possible about Romney’s plan Medicare, his campaign provided a link to a one-page website with a 907-word explanation (shorter than the length of this article) that included an introduction, seven key elements and a frequently asked questions section. It also forwarded a speech Romney gave on fiscal policy in November."

-- That should be their clue to tighten their writing.

Posted by: Matt S. at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (moRRg)

269 251 The whiteboard is a prop that shows low-information voters that what you are saying is the truth, otherwise you couldn't write it on a whiteboard.

Posted by: jwest at August 16, 2012 04:21 PM (ZDsRL)

Yeah, because we all know blackboards lie.

Posted by: Reeducation Camp Inmate # 69872436 at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (26i79)

270 If Medicare is going to go bankrupt in 12 years without reform, how do we fix it without changing the benefits of people 55 and over?

Posted by: SeeBS at August 16, 2012 04:24 PM (1XKpL)

271 Wonder if Beckel will be on The Five after this week? He's been beyond nasty name-calling Romney, disrespecting the SEALs and military, and dropping f-bombs on a regular basis.

I thought Kimberly was going to plunge a stiletto through his frontal lobe yesterday.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:24 PM (UOM48)

272 >>Combine 2 with 3 and you've got something. Either one on its own is only so-so, but together, they're pretty potent.

Posted by: ace



I was told there would be no math.

Posted by: Smokin' Joe Biden at August 16, 2012 04:24 PM (bb5Xq)

273 Oh damn I was worried why CJK wasn't concern trolling... but here he is.

Here's a chicken. I think you know what to do with it.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (MrM2k)

274 Stewie...do youuu know why W.S. Gilbert was frequently drunk on his transatlantic crossings?

Because...he was quartered on the port side.

Now that I've got you, let's discuss politics.

Posted by: CJ Buzzkillington of Family Guy at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (60GaT)

275 Mitt CBS interview.

That should be the model.

Posted by: tasker at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (r2PLg)

276 I truly believe Mitt and Paul are gonna cross the goalline for Dutch


Posted by: sven10077 at August 16, 2012 04:14 PM (LRFds)

yes, sven, you probably make the point better than I did.
Romney IS a conservative, but ( on the surface ) leans towards the Fiscal Side. On the Social Side, he lets his own life speak for itself rather than talk policy.

Posted by: Joe Biden, genius at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (Dll6b)

277 This has always been our problem. A lack of effective messaging.

Curse you all, and your hate-filled penmanship!

Posted by: Democrat Hive-Mind at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (V40IZ)

278 Oh great. The Nazi's back.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (UOM48)

279 It's true.Failure has a way of snowballing.He may become a pariah no one (who wants to stay in office) will want anything to do with.
Posted by: steevy at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (6o4Fb)

Snowballing.... Racist !

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (nTgAI)

280 Posted by: CJK at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (XGZYX)

See................I told you the concerned, christian troll asshat would show up eventually.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (OWjjx)

281 I don't usually do favors to the Left, but today I feel generous.

Before I make them suck my balls I will dip them in pudding.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at August 16, 2012 04:25 PM (ZMzpb)

282 I googled white board/ tea party and have some interesting results.

Posted by: Brian Ross at August 16, 2012 04:26 PM (DGIjM)

283 271 If Medicare is going to go bankrupt in 12 years without reform, how do we fix it without changing the benefits of people 55 and over?
Posted by: SeeBS at August 16, 2012 04:24 PM (1XKpL)

Yeah that is the issue. I think they are just pumping money into it until the reforms hit.

It's a darned shame we didn't attack this now, before CURRENT SENIORS make the system go bankrupt.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:26 PM (MrM2k)

284 See, that's the next big BOOM: Romney's plan to create jobs. Because--just like this one--there is nothing on the other side.


Someone has to put the money in the toilet and someone has to flush it. BOOM! That's two jobs, mutha fuckah!

Posted by: Berry Obama at August 16, 2012 04:26 PM (Ky1+e)

285 This CJK cat's my type of Republican.

Posted by: David Frum at August 16, 2012 04:26 PM (60GaT)

286 Racine? Named after the racists who populate the entire city.

Posted by: Cicero at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (QKKT0)

287 >>>Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (SY2Kh

You're from Chicago, right? Illinois at least? I seem to recall thinking you were, in which case I understand where you're coming from.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (Z2wcK)

288 new thread.

Posted by: tasker at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (r2PLg)

289 Rumor has it, they were close to divorce before he got elected. Once he's discredited and booted out of office, she'll be the first one to bail and collect child support on his sorry ass.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 16, 2012 04:13 PM (UK9cE


I see. So Barky can just go find his self a boyfriend, unless he already has one.

Posted by: Killerdog at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (fk6WW)

290 Hey Burt, I ignored you pissants for a year when you were calling Romney the anti-Christ, I'm not really gonna care what you think now. Told ya' so.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (HethX)

291 @264

What would you have Romney talk about if not Medicare?

Please be specific.

Posted by: General Woundwort at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (06lNq)

292 Pretty sure I sit squarely on the other end of that Mittbot spectrum, for you and most others.

Whatever, I'll own it, it's how I roll.
Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 04:20 PM (Z2wcK<<<<<No. For you, probably a multi-spectrum asskicking for your many offenses against the civic order of the Horde, but you'd get a cold beer at the end of it, so it's not like there'd be nothing to look forward to.You're still a member, after all.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (jCyfP)

293

I don't know if it was Mark Levin, or Rush (I'm leaning Mark) who said:

Romney had a dog on the roof of his car; Obama had it on the roof of his mouth.

Works.

Posted by: dog eat dog world at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (HOOye)

294 CJK this is for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8LDBNcsWc

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:27 PM (MrM2k)

295 new thread btw

Posted by: dog eat dog world at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (HOOye)

296 The thing that I don't understand is the unwarrented, unreasonable over-optimism about everything. Republicans have lost the popular vote in 4 of the last 5 presidential elections. The one time they did win was due to national security, and not the economy. Regardless of whatever happened in that one district, Republicans have failed miserably in virtually every single entitlement fight in history going back to Alf Landon in 1936. Right now, Romney is at best tied with Obama in an economy that is the worst in over 70 years. Why do you simply ignore these unpleasant realities andact likechanging the subject to the place the Obama campaign wanted it to beis a great idea?
Posted by: CJK at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (XGZYX)

You seem to not understand quite a lot, let me know where you want to start. Electoral college and the relevance of the popular vote or oversampling in polls?

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (Z9EHQ)

297 281
Posted by: CJK at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (XGZYX)



See................I told you the concerned, christian troll asshat would show up eventually.>>>>



*cough* He's seriously a Nazi.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (UOM48)

298 Hey, I am NOT gay OK? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: The Fabulous Barack Obama at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (60GaT)

299 You're from Chicago, right? Illinois at least? I seem to recall
thinking you were, in which case I understand where you're coming from.


Minneapolis. Kinda like a smaller, less corrupt, more Protestant version of Chicago.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (SY2Kh)

300 BOING!

medicarebonerfreude.

Posted by: Exile at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (GGCsk)

301 But I thought they logged Bammycare's price tag at what it was because they were counting on transferring that money from Medicare to Obamacare. So....they were counting on the money that is now being called "fraud and abuse" in the CBO scoring? My head hurts.
It is a direct transfer from one program to another. The only way they could talk it back is to argue that they're going to make medicare $716B more efficient after cuttinggutting it by that much. Problem for them is they encourage fraud and abuse and have done nothing to investigate fraud or enforce the law wrt medicare.

Posted by: NewEnglandDevil at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (73P68)

302 pro-tip to concern trolls: you give yourself away when you visibly get your rocks off on what your supposed enemy is doing

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Head Of The Projection Desk at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (yAor6)

303 Minneapolis. Kinda like a smaller, less corrupt, more Protestant version of Chicago.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 16, 2012 04:28 PM (SY2Kh)

What side? I grew up north side.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 16, 2012 04:29 PM (MrM2k)

304 http://tinyurl.com/bswj2rz

Nidal, the paralyzed shitstick needs a bath in Nair.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at August 16, 2012 04:29 PM (PcoXF)

305 I put up a valiant fight against the Precious Metals Regulation Act of 1936 and will not be slandered in such a fashion.

Posted by: Alf Landon? at August 16, 2012 04:29 PM (60GaT)

306 new thread.

Posted by: tasker

Thanks. Let me put some pants on and I'll be right over.


Posted by: Dang at August 16, 2012 04:29 PM (Ky1+e)

307 hmmm, i wonder who
Posted by: JParker at August 16, 2012 04:18 PM (60GaT)


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There's only one repub (?) that fits the bill. The one and only Collin Powell.

Posted by: Soona - channeling some scrunt at August 16, 2012 04:30 PM (BAREx)

308 Posted by: tasker at August 16, 2012 04:22 PM (r2PLg)


Obama won the district, indicating that a lousy R candidate with no clear message will lose. Amadai started significantly behind in the polls and his DemShrew opponent went after him on Mediscare


He turned what she probably thought was a brilliant move against her, and won

Posted by: Willy in Williamsburg at August 16, 2012 04:31 PM (Dll6b)

309 291 -

Yes you do. You care.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2012 04:32 PM (2pG7H)

310
"215 There were always three big things that were positive about romney:

...

2. Intellect. Jim Cramer called him "The smartest guy I've ever met." Most people agree with the general point that he's wickedly intelligent."

Hey, wow - it's Ace! I must have woken upearly thisafternoon today...

Point #2 was especially interesting to me. I used to watch Cramer, but he lost all credibility for me when he endorsed Obama. Any financial person who endorses an outright socialist (or worse) just ain't right in the head. OK, maybe it was obvious he wasn't QUITE right in the head anyway, but that was useful!

Yes, let us not forget that the biggest (only?)complaint from Obama's camp aboutMitt is about how successful he has been. You don't get to be where Mitt is without being really competent. He hasn't made any "You didn't build that" blunders, because he's not a phoney.

The character assasination attempts are the funniest. This guy's as squeeky-clean as anyone could imagine! This is the guy who literally shut his company down, to go save a girl's life!!! Go luck with that one, Barky!

Romney's just warming up. He hasn't even been offically NOMINATED yet!

Posted by: Optimizer at August 16, 2012 04:32 PM (As94z)

311 All valid points, but Mitt still has to overcome the "which candidate would the Average Schmoe rather share a six-pack with" factor. The one who wins that question almost always wins the race.

I'm not so sure. Of course, I wouldn't want to get near teh SCOAMF for fear of losing brain cells and catching prog cooties anyway, but IMO, Mitt comes across like the guy I want making investments for me; capable, good with numbers, competent, straight-forward, basically a no-bullshit type of guy.

I'd be happy to sit next to him in church, if I were a church-going fellow. But a beer? He doesn't even drink coffee, AFAIK. That's OK, though. I'll take competent and geeky over hip and stoopid any day. Especially when it's my money we're talking about (in the form of taxes).

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, pre-self-denounced for your convenience at August 16, 2012 04:32 PM (d0Tfm)

312 >>>If you thought the ad war in the primaries was devastating watch what happens after the convention.

This is what I keep telling my panicking friends. Most people haven't had to deal with campaign finance issues in elections (thank god!) so they don't understand what kinds of constraints Romney's been working under up until now: because he had to blow so much money to fight off Newt, Perry, and Santorum in the primary, his warchest was quite depleted over these past few months. All those massive fundraising numbers you've read about? None of that can be spent by the Romney campaign until after the Convention, after he has been formally nominated. So he's had to run on the fumes of his primary warchest, and rely on the SuperPACs to pick up the slack.

From September onward, though? It's going to be the world's biggest hurricane of pro-Romney advertising, created and directed explicitly by his campaign to set the tone. All that money is going to explode into a blitz of TV, radio, internet advertising, and (most importantly) ON-THE-GROUND ORGANIZING.

I can't emphasize this last enough. *That* was the major advantage Obama had in 2008. He got his people to the polls. Folks, I have seen, up close with my very eyes, the swing-state turnout operation that Mitt Romney is assembling (openly) in Virginia and (quietly, on the down-low) in Pennsylvania. They will blow you away when they start cranking into action. Shit's gonna run like the metal exoskeleton of the Terminator: a thousand moving parts, all in sync, well-oiled.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 04:33 PM (Z2wcK)

313 It is a pretty simple argument even liberals could understand. Obama stole $700 billion from medicare and your doctors are not going to see you anymore. Romney is going to put the $700 billion back, you can see your doctors, and he is going to kick obamas lying thieving ass out of the white house.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 16, 2012 04:33 PM (Z9EHQ)

314 What side? I grew up north side

I didn't actually grow up in Minneapolis, but outstate. Have been living on the north side (near North Memorial) for 10 years now.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 16, 2012 04:33 PM (SY2Kh)

315 North Minneapolis, is that the sister city of east st louis mo?

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 16, 2012 04:35 PM (Z9EHQ)

316 tasker said: "NV-02 draws out Las Vegas.... Hopefully the Romney campaign doesn't base too much off of that.



Going offensive on entitlements is great and using that tact with certain audiences wonderful but--
"

You completely miss the point of NV-02. Of course it's not 1:1 with the national presidential election. Amodei could have lost the election, or it could have been a deep red district and it still would have been useful in this function if -- in relative terms -- he out-preformed on the specific characteristics we care about.

What it does show is that in terms of the specific demographic sub-groups that we're interested in -- seniors and an all-voter cross-section on saving Medicare, which are representative of national voters at large -- we can fight an anti-Ryan Plan attack to a draw with the right strategy.

Romney, Ryan and the national Republicans are doing it and the early polling data is looking like they're coming in hot.

If Romney does this, he could alter the political balance for a generation.

Posted by: Uriah Heep at August 16, 2012 04:35 PM (Wa+Fw)

317 >>>Minneapolis. Kinda like a smaller, less corrupt, more Protestant version of Chicago.

Tell me about it. I'm there three times a month. Got a nice place overlooking the Mississippi (which, amusingly, people from outside the region actually don't even seem to realize runs RIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF THE FRIGGIN' CITY).

A nice, clean town, but the roads seem to have been constructed by surly Scandahoovians with an eye towards keeping 'outlanders' confused and demoralized. And it's curiously provincial for a town that prides itself on its liberality.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 04:36 PM (Z2wcK)

318 The place I stay at (it's my lady's, actually), is in St. Anthony Main, FWIW. Right off Hennepin.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 16, 2012 04:36 PM (Z2wcK)

319
CJK; Yeah dude things can never, ever change.....riiiight.....and Republicans and Conservatives.....I know shocker the two aren't always the same thing, see if you can keep up here.....didn't learn anything from that monumental jackass McCain and they rediculous campaign he ran.

New day bro get with the program, or as I suspect you will, get the fuck out.

Belly aching little troll shitstain.....

Posted by: Finn McCool at August 16, 2012 04:37 PM (R/8dI)

320 Serious question--when was the last time NV-02 went Democrat?

Nevada is a swing state lately but NV-02?

--I highly doubt it.

Posted by: tasker at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM (r2PLg)


NV02 is not a "swing" district, but the numbers that went for Amodai were huge.

The district contained the rural counties (heavy GOP), part of Clark County (usually goes Dem) and the swing county of Washoe.

Kate Marshall had won Washoe by double digits less than a year before when she was reelected to state Treasurer. In the special election, she lost it by double digits. She also lost the portion of Clark County in the district -- which had never gone to the GOP.

Those numbers were similar to the turn-out seen during the primary election, where more GOP voted for Heller then Dems voted for Shelley Berkley -- in all of Clark County. Again, Clark County is the Dem strong hold, and they need to win that big and win Washoe to win statewide. The last time a Dem won statewide without winning Washoe was in 1998 when Reid won by

tl;dr Nevada is in play and the GOP will win the swing county they must win in order to win statewide.

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 16, 2012 04:37 PM (XvHmy)

321 Corrupt Obama is
absolutely refusing to allow even Corzine to be prosecuted. Obama says he is
the defender of Medicare but steals over 700 billion from it and says he
is for the people against the greedy wall street yet doesn’t prosecute a
single one of them versus Clinton and Bush both going after thousands
of them. Obama is the most two-faced man to ever walk the planet.

<a href="http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/who_really_unchained_wall_street.html">Who really unchained Wall Street?</a>

Posted by: FeralCat at August 16, 2012 04:39 PM (fRSUC)

322 Pie graphs. Needs more pie graphs.

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Hair Pie!

Posted by: Takashi, Revenge of the Nerds at August 16, 2012 04:41 PM (AbmsP)

323 I'm not so sure. Of course, I wouldn't want to get near teh SCOAMF for
fear of losing brain cells and catching prog cooties anyway, but IMO,
Mitt comes across like the guy I want making investments for me;
capable, good with numbers, competent, straight-forward, basically a
no-bullshit type of guy.


You and I aren't the ones who decide elections.

The crowd who does is easily distracted by looks, personality, and random shiny objects.

I wish I was wrong, but if the squishies decide they simply like Obama personally and Mitt doesn't connect, they're likely to make excuses to themselves why they should re-elect Obama.

Remember, we're talking about a demographic where 60% couldn't name the current VP if their lives depended on it.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 16, 2012 04:43 PM (SY2Kh)

324
In the debates, they use steal a quote from the Princess Bride. Everybody loves that movie. The quote:

"I do not think that word means what you think it means." (or something like that).

They should apply that to the term "fiscal responsibilty". My experience is that it means the following to the two sides:

To Obama it means: "I'm about to piss away at *least* a half a trillion dollars,giving it tomy cronies."

To Ryan: "A trillion dollar deficit? And no plan to get it under control?Are you f-ing KIDDING me!?!"

Posted by: Optimizer at August 16, 2012 04:44 PM (As94z)

325 The Political Hat said: Nevada is in play and the GOP will win the swing county they must win in order to win statewide.

Hmm, really? I'll pay more attention as I've basically written off NV as the polling has seemed stable and close enough to 50 for Obama to survive.

Posted by: Uriah Heep at August 16, 2012 04:45 PM (Wa+Fw)

326
@313
"I can't emphasize this last enough. *That* was the major advantage Obama had in 2008. He got his people to the polls. Folks, I have seen, up close with my very eyes, the swing-state turnout operation that Mitt Romney is assembling (openly) in Virginia and (quietly, on the down-low) in Pennsylvania. They will blow you away when they start cranking into action. Shit's gonna run like the metal exoskeleton of the Terminator: a thousand moving parts, all in sync, well-oiled."

I'm intrigued. I'm only a couple of hours from PA; is this something I might want to think about? [I'm in NY - "nuff said" regarding the local scene.]

Posted by: Optimizer at August 16, 2012 04:49 PM (As94z)

327 It's stupid and futile, but here's somethign for the nazi troll.
Clinotn is the only Democrat to be re-elected since Roosevelt. (Truman wasn't elected when he took over in 1945).
No President has ever been releected with econimic numbers as bad as Zero's.
The worm is turning but slowly. Romney has a lead in the reputable polls. I don't expect R R to coast.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at August 16, 2012 04:51 PM (YmPwQ)

328 And PIMF.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at August 16, 2012 04:52 PM (YmPwQ)

329 Politico will rue the day they pissed off the AoSHQ hordes, they get no pudding!

On the contrary; pudding they shall have...

Used.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, straight outta New Cap City at August 16, 2012 05:13 PM (GBXon)

330 which, amusingly, people from outside the region actually don't even seem to realize runs RIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF THE FRIGGIN' CITY

...so they finally annexed St. Paul, then?

Seriously, spent four years with that as my stomping grounds, nearly a quarter-century ago now. Getting lost in downtown Minneapolis was something of an accidental personal tradition, for various reasons. (St. Paul, I could navigate fine.) Still have family in the area. I actually kinda miss it, though I'd be happier if someone could reverse the effort to turn parts into Somalia-on-the-Mississippi.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, straight outta New Cap City at August 16, 2012 05:18 PM (GBXon)

331
"I thought Kimberly was going to plunge a stiletto through his frontal lobe yesterday."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 16, 2012 04:24 PM

Youthink a perverted cretin likeBob Bigboy hasn't already repeatedly paid good money to be beaten by young women with high heels? Please.

Posted by: Jaws at August 16, 2012 05:19 PM (4I3Uo)

332 "by the way, when everyone was screaming that Romney had to change this
and change that -- all based on some predictable, small drops in polling
in an unimportant month -- I didn't.



Just saying.



SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! is a go-to meme, but I did resist it.



I know a lot of pundits got a lot of columns out of SOMETHING MUST BE DONE TO RIGHT THIS SINKING SHIP!!!, but I didn't.
"

Ummm, something WAS done: he picked Paul Ryan.

That's a pretty big something.

Posted by: Rocko at August 16, 2012 05:21 PM (wqffJ)

333 North Minneapolis, is that the sister city of east st louis mo?

Demographically, yeah, pretty much though north Minneapolis is just a part of Minneapolis and not a distinct city.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 16, 2012 05:26 PM (SY2Kh)

334 Thisis brilliant!
It'swhat he knows best: bring me the info, let's break it down so we can resolve.
He's at ease as teacher.
Nice.

Posted by: BronzeAgeGirl at August 16, 2012 05:57 PM (vZLcL)

335 he used a white board and gave details in simple clear manner that any moron can understand.

That was the most brilliant 2 minutes of his campaign so far.

Fucking fantastic.

Do that more.

This guy just connected with every single senior citizen that watched that.

oh yeah and

OBAMA IS A STUTTERING CLUSTERFUCK OF A MISERABLE RACE BAITING DIVISIVE FAILURE!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 16, 2012 06:08 PM (ovpNn)

336 Listen up you proles, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength and taking $700B from Medicare is enhancing it. Get with the program.

Posted by: David Assholerod at August 16, 2012 06:09 PM (SzAZ7)

337 I know it's been said, but I love the whiteboard ala Beck and Rove. Demonstrations are a great way of illustrating a point and Mitt did an absolutely TERRIFIC job here.

I also appreciated learning about how Amodei fought back against Mediscaring. I got a kick out of seeing his mom at the end b/c that's just what conservatives on social media have been saying Ryan should do, lol!

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 16, 2012 06:11 PM (KL49F)

338 Oh man. Now Romney's just shoving it in Obama's face. Romney running on Medicare. WTF is gonna happen next? Ryan is going to campaign in Florida to the elderly? Oh wait!

Posted by: MrX at August 16, 2012 06:16 PM (ZsAO3)

339 116
Okay gang--let's not all lick our balls till after at least one of the debates.

----

Hell.... If I could do that I would still be single......


Posted by: fixerupper at August 16, 2012 03:49 PM (C8hzL)

---
Thats why god invented Gay Friends, get your balls licked and stay single...oh wait...i got to rethink this argument...

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 16, 2012 06:19 PM (ovpNn)

340 Mitt forgot to say, "Fuck you, next question."

Posted by: Scobface at August 16, 2012 07:38 PM (IoNBC)

341 ...VA ex gov Doug Wilder was at the Romney/Ryan fundraiser today.

That Doug Wilder.

First Davis, now Wilder...

Posted by: CAC at August 16, 2012 08:51 PM (eA7fB)

342 Great succinct work by Mittens. He's judged the mood of the electorate perfectly. It ain't about being cool this time. Mitt's a problem solver and he's radiating in his natural element.

Ryan's mom's name is Betty? How can you not love her already? If she's a fluffy Miss Marple type my week is made.

Posted by: spotted reptile at August 16, 2012 11:49 PM (/t156)

343 They'rs no nothing can stop us!!!

Posted by: death star at August 17, 2012 12:52 AM (D7lJF)






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