BuzzFeed Kneecaps Its Own Interview

There have been a lot of complaints on the right today about BuzzFeed's interview with Marco Rubio last night. Most of it has been of the outrage-y variety for obvious reasons, so I'm content to let them handle that.

Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief, conducted a one-on-one with Rubio in the first of a new series called "BuzzFeed Brews". Some typical first-run production issues aside (fix the mics, guys), I thought it was a great interview. The idea appears to be to hold these events in a casual environment and mix in some pop culture and personal questions with the standard policy questions, which is a very BuzzFeed-like format. It's a great idea, in my opinion.

Now, whether BuzzFeed wants to admit it or not (or if they even care), they have have a major legitimacy issue with conservatives. I took this interview with Rubio as a bit of an olive branch with respect to that. Ben Smith was absolutely fair, if a bit awkward as a host. They took questions from Twitter and aside from a couple that certainly came from a liberal positon, there weren't any of the "gotcha" variety. Rubio navigated each quite well and managed to avoid accepting the premise before circling back to the more important aspects of the issues. He was well-engaged with the crowd and they even managed to have a laugh at Charlie Crist's expense. Overall, a great appearance, and I encourage you to watch it.

At this point, no complaints. Unfortunately, after the interview concluded, their immediate coverage looked like this (thanks to @exjon):



First, Rubio never actually said that climate change "didn't concern him". In fact if you watch the interview, he probably ventured a little too close to accepting the "consensus" of man-caused AGW for most on the right. The other two headlines are in no way representative of the seriousness of some of the major issues that they discussed or how well he performed. Either their reporters' penchant for chasing the clickable and linkable headlines (undoubtedly a BuzzFeed tactic) led them in this direction or it was a deliberate attempt to undermine Rubio himself (an oft-discussed complaint).

I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one only because it would be a monumentally stupid move to torpedo your own interview series out of the gate and essentially warn every Republican media and campaign manager to immediately hang up the phone when the invitation to appear comes. This might seem like a bit of an overreaction to a couple of stupid headlines, but BuzzFeed has very little margin for error here.

They have done some cleaning up since last night and worked in some straight-reporting commentary on the interview and the event itself, both on their site and on Twitter. Unfortunately, I think the damage has already been done. I was not expecting BuzzFeed to take some remarkable turn in a rightward direction after this interview. I did, however, get the idea that Smith was excited about the prospects of the series and was looking forward to bringing on some of the right's up-and-coming stars.

Interestingly, a couple times Smith asked Rubio what Republicans could do to attract demographics that have been slipping away from them, notably Hispanics and the youth vote. This was all happening under the umbrella of an event that seemed to be at least partially designed to attract conservatives to a website they view as openly hostile. If so, I'm afraid it backfired.

Posted by: JohnE. at 03:51 PM



Comments

1 What the hell is Buzzfeed?

Posted by: looking closely at February 06, 2013 03:55 PM (PwGfd)

2 What. . .no "SCOAMF" or "first" posts?

Posted by: looking closely at February 06, 2013 03:56 PM (PwGfd)

3 Third!

Posted by: RioBravo at February 06, 2013 04:00 PM (eEfYn)

4 First, Rubio never actually said that climate change "didn't concern him".

Actual quote: "It looks like it could rain but I have a raincoat in my car."

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 06, 2013 04:01 PM (8ZskC)

5 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 04:01 PM (8y9MW)

6 John,

As you suggest BF has a legitimacy issue with everyone except silly looking cats. They did a legitimate interview, then to "sell" it to their predominant audience (on the left), tailored the headline and the details accordingly. No intent of audience expansion. It satisfies their niche.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at February 06, 2013 04:01 PM (BvTwT)

7 huh?

Posted by: Cricket at February 06, 2013 04:01 PM (DrC22)

8 I'm sorry, BuzzFeed, but your TMZ style of political coverage is never going to make you legitimate in the eyes of anyone who gives a damn.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 04:02 PM (4df7R)

9 I suspect the point of the interview was to piss on a potential 2016 candidate, same as why all the lefty outlets want to run the debates.

Shitting on Rubio will get them merit badges with the DC-New York-LA cocktail set.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 06, 2013 04:02 PM (UjSt7)

10 Rubio and Ben smith are both dumb shits.

Posted by: When it's Truman North, it's like frickin' Christmas at February 06, 2013 04:02 PM (I2LwF)

11 Oh wait, I just backfired. Open a window!

Posted by: Cricket at February 06, 2013 04:02 PM (DrC22)

12
I heard some asshole in the pro-democrat media call Rubio a flat-earther. You know, becauseRubio's beliefs on earth-agemirror Obamas.
The media are the enemy. We can dance and deny, but the media cannot and will not behavein a professional manner.

Posted by: Fresh at February 06, 2013 04:02 PM (O7ksG)

13 SCOAMF and first. There. All done.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 06, 2013 04:02 PM (4Mv1T)

14 This is Ben "How can we help you today, Mr. President?" Smith doing the interview.

Every GOP needs to be given a deck of cards, like the ones given out when we were invading Iraq, that have the names and faces of the most douchebag-ish media people. They need to memorize them and so they can prepare themselves when meeting them face to face.

Forewarned is forearmed!

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 04:03 PM (GQ8sn)

15 the problem with relentless, remorseless hit-whoring partisans is that they have a tendency towards relentless, remorseless hit-whoring partisanship.

Posted by: ace at February 06, 2013 04:03 PM (LCRYB)

16 All hail President Shrillary.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 04:03 PM (UOM48)

17 Interestingly, a couple times Smith asked Rubio what Republicans could do to attract demographics that have been slipping away from them, notably Hispanics and the youth vote.

___________________

The Left is always fixated on demographics but who is the Democrat's Hispanic future presidential candidate?

IOW--they're full of "concern".

Posted by: tasker at February 06, 2013 04:03 PM (r2PLg)

18 Their photo and caption do nothing to cement the idea that they want to provide balanced coverage.

Probably, because they don't actually intend to do so.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:03 PM (piMMO)

19 My suggested response to any reporter who ever asks a GOP candidate how old the earth is:
"Don't know and don't really give a shit. If it ever comes up in a meeting with a world leader, I'm sure I can wikipedia it."

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 04:04 PM (gmeXX)

20 Every GOP needs to be given a deck of cards, like the ones given out when we were invading Iraq, that have the names and faces of the most douchebag-ish media people. They need to memorize them and so they can prepare themselves when meeting them face to face.

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RNC. Are you reading this?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:04 PM (piMMO)

21 >>>RNC. Are you reading this?

no, we're also reading BuzzFeed. they have teh lolcats.

Posted by: The RNC at February 06, 2013 04:05 PM (LCRYB)

22 Bolling interviewing head of the National Letter Carriers' Assoc.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:06 PM (piMMO)

23
Buzzfeed... never heard of it.

And Rubio... isn't that the main "lost boy" from "Hook," the Spielberg version of Peter Pan?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2013 04:06 PM (TOk1P)

24 dang. hit the utton too soon.

She's claiming that the USPS has taken NO taxpayer funds.

Eric is schooling her.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:07 PM (piMMO)

25 I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one only because it would be a monumentally stupid move to torpedo your own interview series
out of the gate and essentially warn every Republican media and
campaign manager to immediately hang up the phone when the invitation to
appear comes.


Why would think there'd be anything wrong with it? Republicans still go on MSNBC, right? And Meet the Press and 60 Minutes and all that crap.

In fact, if they thought that stuff last night was appropriate (or at least not openly hostile) they would have publicly apologized today. As far as I know they haven't done that.

No, no "benefit of the doubt" for jackwagons at BuzzFeed.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 04:07 PM (8y9MW)

26 The Left is always fixated on demographics but who is the Democrat's Hispanic future presidential candidate?

They don't need one, as long as they promise the Free Shit.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 04:07 PM (ZKzrr)

27 RNC. Are you reading this?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:04 PM (piMMO)
I keep proposing a re-education camp for Republicans where they use shock therapy and sleep deprivation to get them ready to handle the press. Those guys and gals should be battle tested and ready for every "trick" question. It is one of the reasons I still love Newt. He thrashes and trashes them so sweetly and completely.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:08 PM (kXoT0)

28 didn't Ben Smith write an article after Obama's reelection entitled "Welcome to Liberal America" where the theme was (of course) Republicans must ditch a host of their issues to win again?

yeah.

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 04:08 PM (60GaT)

29 The Bristol County Republican Committee PAC will be up and running and soliciting for donations around this time next week.

i think that one of the materials we will be offering for candidates is a handbook on media relations.

Essentially the message will be, "they are your mortal enemy, every time."

If we could drill this into the heads of republican candidates-- to treat the media with more guile than they do actual democrats-- we could see 5-10% electoral gains on average.

Posted by: Truman North at February 06, 2013 04:08 PM (I2LwF)

30 And thus we loop back to the discussions taking place with ace and the Horde earlier today. Rubio went into the lion's den. Rubio acquitted himself well. Rubio was careful and precise. Rubio did all the things that we ask that our representatives do. Rubio then had his throat slit by the entity conducting the interview.

The standards for Republicans, let alone conservatives, are impossible. It is quite simply not possible for any statement to be made clear enough, any position to be parsed fine enough, any words chosen with enough care to prevent such portrayals from happening. This goes beyond damned if you do and damned if you don't. This is complete damnation for the temerity of existing.


I like to consider myself fairly clever (all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding) but I do not see any way out of this. I don't.

Now, if you'll excuse me, those bags of Bugles aren't going to eat themselves.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:08 PM (VtjlW)

31 Republicans still go on MSNBC, right?

___________________

Do they still go on MSNBC?

(yuck.)

Posted by: tasker at February 06, 2013 04:08 PM (r2PLg)

32 It is one of the reasons I still love Newt. He thrashes and trashes them so sweetly and completely.

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Newt for Press Sect.!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:09 PM (piMMO)

33
>>She's claiming that the USPS has taken NO taxpayer funds.<<

I'm pissed about this No Saturday delivery bullshit.
Who will bring me my records?

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 04:09 PM (Ij06X)

34 John E.,

Congrats, nice post. The thing about BirdFeed is they do not claim to be anything more than the masturbations of a guy and his cat so far as I know.

I respect Rubio for going into the lion's den but this behavior is hardly an anomaly for BirdFeed.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 04:09 PM (LRFds)

35 Listen you idiots, when was the last middle class President we had from the conservative side. Ronald Reagan. Then Ike. Then you could say Andrew Jackson.

Not a bad line up. The leftists/statists are scared to fucking shit about Marco Rubio. Wake the fuck up and let's support candidates that scare the ever loving shit out of them rather than beat the table that on one or two issues he is too soft. We can make our voices known, but at least when it comes to conservatives, and he is one,
FOLLOW REAGAN'S 11TH COMMANDMENT. Read this transcript and tell me this guy is not going to connect directly with our country:

My dad was a bartender. My mom was a cashier, a maid and a stock clerk at K-Mart. They never made it big. They were never rich. And yet they were successful. Because just a few decades removed from hopelessness, they made possible for us all the things that had been impossible for them. Many nights I heard my father's keys jingling at the door as he came home after another 16-hour day. Many mornings, I woke up just as my mother got home from the overnight shift at K-Mart When you're young, the meaning of moments like these escapes you. But now, as my own children get older, I understand it better. My Dad used to tell us: "En este pais, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos" "In this country, you will be able to accomplish all the things we never could." A few years ago during a speech, I noticed a bartender behind a portable bar at the back of the ballroom. I remembered my father who had worked for many years as a banquet bartender. He was grateful for the work he had, but that's not the life he wanted for us. He stood behind a bar in the back of the room all those years, so one day I could stand behind a podium in the front of a room. That journey, from behind that bar to behind this podium, goes to the essence of the American miracle — that we're exceptional not because we have more rich people here. We're special because dreams that are impossible anywhere else, come true here. That's not just my story. That's your story. That's our story.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 04:09 PM (tVTLU)

36 She's claiming that the USPS has taken NO taxpayer funds.

...

WHAT?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 04:10 PM (4df7R)

37 #19
"That's an issue of geology, not governance. My role as an elected official is to ensure that the government works effectively for my constituents, not to dictate to them on matters of science or faith".

Posted by: looking closely at February 06, 2013 04:10 PM (6Q9g2)

38 I'm pissed about this No Saturday delivery bullshit.
Who will bring me my records?

***

45's?

I think I have King Fu fighting somewhere around here.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:10 PM (piMMO)

39 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 04:10 PM (4df7R)


***

She was a complete buffoon. I almost felt sorry for her.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:11 PM (piMMO)

40 Newt for Press Sect.! Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:09 PM (piMMO)

Yup, my fantasy, as I have posted before, is the next Pubbie POTUS has Newt for Press Sec with a secret deal that every time he makes a reporter cry, $25,000 gets deposited into Callista's Tiffany account. A suitably motivated Newt handling the WH Press Corp would be a beautiful thing to watch.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:11 PM (kXoT0)

41 Or we could keep trying to choose richie richie riches like the Bushes or Mr. Banker Romney, or in off years pick crotchety old men who have been in Washington longer than the fucking monument (McCain/Dole).

How in the fuck has that worked out. GHWB just got in because it was Reagan's third fucking term.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 04:11 PM (tVTLU)

42

"Oh shut up, silly woman," said the reptile with a grin.

"You knew damn well I was a sssssssnake before you took me in."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 06, 2013 04:11 PM (kdS6q)

43 I'm sorry, BuzzFeed, but your TMZ style of political coverage is never
going to make you legitimate in the eyes of anyone who gives a damn.


I don't disagree, but what percentage of the electorate under the age of 40 finds "TMZ" a valid source of news about elections? Bigger than the percentage that is going to think BuzzFeed is full of shit, I'm sure.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 04:11 PM (ZKzrr)

44
>>45's?<<

Them cats were fast as lightning!

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 04:11 PM (Ij06X)

45
27 -

Again, further evidence the R party isn't interested in fighting the left. They want to be part of the power structure, and they are willing to be the minority partner in the deal.

In order to do so, they need to distance themselves from us (however you choose to define "us").

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2013 04:11 PM (TOk1P)

46 You know who else isn't concerned about climate change in Florida? This guy.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 04:12 PM (gmeXX)

47 35

what about Tom Cotton

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 04:12 PM (60GaT)

48
If the unprofessional pro-democrat hack media cannot find or mine what they need out of the interview, they will createa gaff out of whole cloth.

Posted by: Fresh at February 06, 2013 04:12 PM (O7ksG)

49 Listen you idiots

______________

Have you ever thought of joining the hearts and minds outreach program?

Posted by: tasker at February 06, 2013 04:12 PM (r2PLg)

50 If the unprofessional pro-democrat hack media cannot find or mine what they need out of the interview, they will create a gaff out of whole cloth.

Posted by: Fresh at February 06, 2013 04:13 PM (O7ksG)

51 I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one only because it would be a monumentally stupid move to torpedo your own interview series out of the gate and essentially warn every Republican media and campaign manager to immediately hang up the phone when the invitation to appear comes.

This assumes they care about interviewing Republicans, as opposed to interviewing an Hispanic Republican.

I don't know that they are sensitive to accusations of bias, or that they think their business model would be hurt by such accusations.

Posted by: CJ at February 06, 2013 04:13 PM (9KqcB)

52 41

Bush-43 did not have a richie-rich image problem, even if he was in fact richie rich.

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 04:13 PM (60GaT)

53 Them cats were fast as lightning!

****

I'll admit it. I was a little bit frightened!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:13 PM (piMMO)

54 I don't read BF and really don't intend to. The bits and pieces that I hear about them from Ace, talk shows, and other sources have led me to believe that they're rattlesnakes. And the interview with Rubio shows that they want to be percieved in a new attempt on imaging, as harmless rattlesnakes.

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 04:14 PM (bu1Rs)

55 You know who else isn't concerned about climate change in Florida? This guy.

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And this gal.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:14 PM (piMMO)

56
It's like watching that study where the kids are presented with a marshmallow on a plate and told if they didn't eat it they would get two when the adult came back. Watching the kids agonize over it in the interim, trying not to, but eventually poking at, prodding, sniffing the marhsmallows and then finally eating them before the adult comes back.

Like those kids, Buzzfeed just couldn't help themselves. They had to eat that marhsmallow.

Posted by: Heralder at February 06, 2013 04:14 PM (+xmn4)

57 even Hugh Hewitt has given up on Buzzfeed. so many on the right were hoping it would be a good, fair, place to market their ideas and it turns out it's just another leftists website. I don't agree a lot w/ DrewM in some issues, but he's been very good at exposing Buzzfeed. My personal favorite of the Buzzfeed crowd to "hate" is GOP token Andrew, followed by "I'm just a reporter" Zeke Miller who has a History of working for Dems in the Senate.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, El Patron at February 06, 2013 04:14 PM (yAor6)

58 Prescient at 45, who said that? Link?

Posted by: Truman North at February 06, 2013 04:15 PM (I2LwF)

59 JDP:

Tom Cotton for Senator 2014!!!!!!! I know that race and area very well. And there's a reason you have not heard one word from fucking Mark Pryor on gun control.

Every fucking ad for that guy and he was holding three shotguns and his hunting dogs were even packing .44s.

He must be cursing zero and these fucking nancy libs.

So when Cotton becomes a U.S. Senator, he will serve as the perfect AND I MEAN PERFECT VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR RUBIO'S 2016 RUN.

Seriously. This guy was writing that the editors of the NY Times should be thrown in jail for disclosing secrets, WHILE HE WAS FIGHTING IN THE FRONT LINES IN IRAQ.

If the dedicated morans on this site can't get behind a guy like that and COALESCE, then there is no fucking hope.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 04:15 PM (tVTLU)

60 This goes beyond damned if you do and damned if you don't. This is complete damnation for the temerity of existing.

I really picked a bad week to stop mainlining Nutella.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 04:15 PM (ZKzrr)

61 Like those kids, Buzzfeed just couldn't help themselves. They had to eat that marhsmallow.

***

Perfect.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:15 PM (piMMO)

62 Drudge says Marco Rubio is going to deliver the GOP response to the SOTU address...in spanish!!!

Ay caramba!

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 04:15 PM (GQ8sn)

63 Star Parker on with Eric. Love her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 04:15 PM (UOM48)

64 This goes beyond damned if you do and damned if you don't. This is complete damnation for the temerity of existing.

I really picked a bad week to stop mainlining Nutella.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 04:15 PM (ZKzrr)



You did. Have you considered taking up a Marshmallow Fluff habit?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:16 PM (VtjlW)

65 Truman:

That was Rubio at the convention speech. Brilliant brilliant speech.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 04:16 PM (tVTLU)

66 54 Soona,

They're also obvious uncunning rattlesnakes.

Ben is a rattlesnake with a fucking doorbell not a rattle.

The poster upthread who said 'we need a bootcamp" is dead on, further a role for Palin (not to start the wars) would have been a ringer had she ran for the House from somewhere.

Birdfeed could not resist hitting her and wanting stick time, and she could properly trained knee him in the balls and reach younger women and emo males...his target audience.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 04:16 PM (LRFds)

67 anti-bilingualism is a hill to die on

but i'm mean

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 04:16 PM (60GaT)

68 Prescient11 - I'll be the first to admit that I am a fan of Rubio. And his recent foray into the immigration battle hasn't caused me to completely walk away. But we have plenty of time to determine whether Rubio should get the nomination in 2016. I'm glad he is going on these programs now. He will either show that he can hold his own and potentially reach new voters. Or he will show that he doesn't have the skill and/or doesn't know better to just avoid these "traps" (if that is what this is).

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 04:16 PM (gmeXX)

69 Never do an interview with a guy whose name is in the urban dictionary.

Posted by: Truman North at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (I2LwF)

70 Drudge says Marco Rubio is going to deliver the GOP response to the SOTU address...in spanish!!!

Fantastic. I'm so old, I remember when "Hispandering" was an immediate disqualifier for higher office.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (8y9MW)

71 I'll admit it. I was a little bit frightened!

But, they fought with expert timing!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (GFM2b)

72
Sample Buzzfedd comment:

Rick Strandlof thinks Marco Rubio: LGBT Protections Should ... is [Ew], [Fail] [WTF]



Lord.....


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (kdS6q)

73 Gingrich as press secretary would be awesome.

*Gingrich strides to the podium*

*nervous shuffling, reporter gets up and moves to door*

Gingrich: "They're chained shut from the outside. Sit down."

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (BuSM8)

74
62 -

Is there a button on my tv I can hit to access the English soundtrack?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (TOk1P)

75
Have you considered taking up a Marshmallow Fluff habit?

Fluffernutter 2016

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 04:18 PM (Ij06X)

76 I'll admit it. I was a little bit frightened! But, they fought with expert timing!
Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (GFM2b)



I curse you all. I will not be ableto stop humming this damn song for the rest of the day.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 04:18 PM (4df7R)

77 Is there a button on my tv I can hit to access the English soundtrack?


I believe it's the SAP button.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 04:18 PM (GQ8sn)

78 I actually don't mind the address also being in Spanish- in itself- but he's already treading on thin ice with his "No, it's not amnesty, I promise!" plan.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 04:18 PM (8y9MW)

79 Then if you are screaming at the idiots on the internet can they ever really hear you?

Try--

Read this--schmucks!

Posted by: tasker at February 06, 2013 04:18 PM (r2PLg)

80 Look at the sheer power of the press, Obama is a goofy looking non-athletic and not too bright Black guy, whose greatest gift is that he talks White because he was raised by Whites. His wife is ugly, angry, graceless, greedy, and unteachable. Their careers in the public sector were lackluster and based on patronage. Both of them surrendered the fruits of their Ivy League Law School educations when they voluntarily turned in their law licenses. Heck, even their kids are not very cute. But, the power of the press declared them to be in no particular order:

1. Brilliant
2. Gracious
3. Gorgeous
4. Cool
5. Righteous
6. The answer to EVERY Question ever asked....

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:18 PM (kXoT0)

81 74 Burt TC,

Dial Dos for Anglais...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 04:18 PM (LRFds)

82 After a careful reading of JohnE's post, I've concluded "Fuck Ben Smith and this stupid Buzz Feed bullshit site."

It's celebrity gossip without any of celebrity gossip's redeeming features. Notably, nip slips and Lindsay Lohan puking in some guy's crotch at CBGB.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (BushJ)

83 Gingrich: "They're chained shut from the outside. Sit down."
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (BuSM


THREAD WINNA.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (4df7R)

84 Getting a rage headache watching the Cavuto show.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (UOM48)

85 all I got to say about this is blahbettyblahbettyblibbetyboo, and that's a mouthful for sure.

Posted by: Killerdog at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (R672q)

86 I like to consider myself fairly clever (all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding) but I do not see any way out of this. I don't.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:08 PM (VtjlW)
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Agreed. The Democrats and media have abandoned even the slightest pretense for serious and open discussion in good faith with those who disagree. There is no serious conversation with someone who firmly believes you are guilty and wrong before you even open your mouth. There is no way out of this.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (Y5I9o)

87 You see,there is no "fair shake" for a R or a conservative from the MFM.They may do what you felt was a fine interview but they will than edit it and spin it to get what they want.

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (9XBK2)

88
Our soviet media are going to do whatever they can to trip Rubio and pimp andass-lick hillary!

Posted by: Fresh at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (O7ksG)

89 Drudge says Marco Rubio is going to deliver the GOP response to the SOTU address...in spanish!!!Ay caramba!

---

Again, I say good. Let's see if Rubio can live up to his billing. It didn't work for Jindal, but he has spent the past 5 years governing and my guess would give a much better response.

We could allow Ted Cruz to give it, and I have no doubt he would knock it out of the park, but big risk if he failed.

Let's see if Rubio is as good as advertised.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (gmeXX)

90 Speaking of the 'Rubio' everyone is really looking for, is Ted Cruz ineligible for the Presidency? He was born in Canada to an American Mother and I believe an American Immigrant who may or may not have been a citizen yet. I guess I need to check that piece of easily obtained info.

Posted by: polynikes at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (m2CN7)

91 Have you considered taking up a Marshmallow Fluff habit?

I've seen it at Meijer. Hrmmmmm.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 04:20 PM (ZKzrr)

92 I'll admit it. I was a little bit frightened!

But, they fought with expert timing!

***

Did you see funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:20 PM (piMMO)

93
Notably, nip slips and Lindsay Lohan puking in some guy's crotch at CBGB.

Sadly, CBGBs closed.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 04:20 PM (Ij06X)

94 I curse you all. I will not be ableto stop humming this damn song for the rest of the day.

So? It's playing on the computer at work. Next up? Rubber Band Man.
Get down!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2013 04:20 PM (GFM2b)

95 SH:

Exactly. Get your practice shots in now. Cause the game is coming up.

Everyone here tries to pound the table on immigration. Hard line or nothing. Well listen up, all that is going to get you is what you fear.

NO BORDER ENFORCEMENT AND CONTINUING WAVES OF ILLEGALS.

GOP has a very sensible and popular position. We'll address legal status as long as we know the border is secured FIRST.

This is very popular. They fucked us in 1986, you think we are going to let that happen again. But mechanisms for securing the border must be rock solid.

If not, then obama and dems can take a fucking walk.

That should be, and I hope is, the position of the Repubs. And rubio says to get citizenship, you need to get behind all of those who have applied legally.

THIS SHOULD BE OUR POSITION EXACTLY. imho.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 04:20 PM (tVTLU)

96 Again, I say good. Let's see if Rubio can live up to his billing. It didn't work for Jindal, but he has spent the past 5 years governing and my guess would give a much better response.

***

Fuck Jindal and his "stupid party" shit.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (piMMO)

97 Speaking of the 'Rubio' everyone is really looking for, is Ted Cruz
ineligible for the Presidency? He was born in Canada to an American
Mother and I believe an American Immigrant who may or may not have been a
citizen yet. I guess I need to check that piece of easily obtained
info.


McCain was born in Panama. They tried that bullshit and the media got shot down.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (GQ8sn)

98 Sadly, CBGBs closed.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 04:20 PM (Ij06X



Film about it just wrapped in Savannah.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (UOM48)

99 Bienvenido al Ejército Mierda Gratis!

Posted by: T. Hunter - let it burn at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (EZl54)

100 Gingrich: "They're chained shut from the outside. Sit down."
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 06, 2013 04:17 PM (BuSM

THREAD WINNA.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (4df7R)



I still say I should be Press Secretary. Oh the fun. I mean for me. And the Horde. And Chompy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (VtjlW)

101 I curse you all. I will not be ableto stop humming this damn song for the rest of the day.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2013 04:20 PM (GFM2b)

I give you, "One Monkey Don't Spoil No Show".

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:22 PM (kXoT0)

102 It's celebrity gossip without any of celebrity gossip's redeeming features. Notably, nip slips and Lindsay Lohan puking in some guy's crotch at CBGB.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 06, 2013 04:19 PM (BushJ)

was it Sean Penn's lap? he deserves to be puked on.

Posted by: Killerdog at February 06, 2013 04:22 PM (R672q)

103 So? It's playing on the computer at work. Next up? Rubber Band Man.
Get down!

***

http://bit.ly/KmFwgg

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:22 PM (piMMO)

104 is Ted Cruz ineligible for the Presidency

---

I doubt it, but of course the left would say he is and then point out the hypocrisy of the right.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 04:22 PM (gmeXX)

105
Film about it just wrapped in Savannah.


I spent a lot of time in that club...What an awesome shithole.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 04:22 PM (Ij06X)

106 Have you considered taking up a Marshmallow Fluff habit?

I've seen it at Meijer. Hrmmmmm.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 04:20 PM (ZKzrr)



You know what I saw at the store yesterday? Peanut butter Oreos.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:23 PM (VtjlW)

107 I still say I should be Press Secretary. Oh the fun. I mean for me. And the Horde. And Chompy. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (VtjlW)

Yup, with $25,000 for Callista's Tiffany's account every time he made a WH reporter cry. I have a dream....

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:23 PM (kXoT0)

108 Thanks Prescient

Posted by: Truman North at February 06, 2013 04:23 PM (I2LwF)

109
Who's Marco Rubio?
btw check out 23 Reasons Why Ronan Farrow Is Cooler Than You.

Posted by: Low Info BuzzFeed poster at February 06, 2013 04:23 PM (mETGQ)

110 Ben Smith seems..... stupid.

Posted by: Fresh at February 06, 2013 04:23 PM (O7ksG)

111 NDH - at least Jindal is trying to lower taxes in the state he is governing. Words matter, but so does action. On the action side, I think Jindal has a lot of credibilty.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 04:24 PM (gmeXX)

112 And, one of my faves...

http://bit.ly/QQhVok

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (piMMO)

113 Back before the health nazis ,in my childhood we used to eat peanut butter and Fluff sammiches.Fluffer nutters(the name sounds dirty)

Posted by: steevy at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (9XBK2)

114 I still say I should be Press Secretary. Oh the fun. I mean for me. And the Horde. And Chompy.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (VtjlW)


One of your first actions after being appointed could be to look dead into the camera and say, "Jay Carney, the Ravage has your scent. It's the scent of fear piss and Sweet Tarts. And... that's actually kind of weird, but anyway. They know where you live. They will find you. You will never sleep well again, for one night you'll close your eyes, and the next time you open them your dumbass hipster glasses will be flossing Chompy's teeth."

Or, you know, the very simple and concise, "Jay Carney? Soon."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (4df7R)

115 >You know what I saw at the store yesterday? Peanut butter Oreos.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:23 PM (VtjlW)


go on...

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (8sCoq)

116 You know what I saw at the store yesterday? Peanut butter Oreos. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:23 PM (VtjlW)

Dear God, no. Really?

I am well and truly screwed. Screwed I tell you!

I'll weigh 300 lbs in 6 months....or less.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (sbV1u)

117 Hey hey Panetta is asking for a fucking paycut for DoD....


one finger salute you fucking asshole.

I'll agree to take a pay cut when you start lobbying for the fucking civil service to do the same.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (LRFds)

118 We're about two steps away from a Soviet state, I'd say within the 20-30 years (if they get disarmament, which they will attempt again after intense efforts at brainwashing the current K-12 generation, cf. current attitudes towards climate change and the grade school propaganda in the 1980's and 90's).

How did the Soviet underground survive?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (Y5I9o)

119 Well, Rubio's just been tapped to give the response to the State of the Union Address. No wonder the Buzzfeed bastards have to marginalize him. It's all about propping up the paper thin Messiah.

Posted by: runningrn at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (Ag5D2)

120 Newt Gingrich is awesome. True conservative, eh.

(sarcasm off).

Newt is pretty good most of the time, but there's shit in his past and old positions that makes me think he still reeks of GOP establishment/RINO territory.

That's how Reagan was so awesome. He was there in the beginning. He gave radio addresses that were right on every point. Sure he made mistakes, but he was always coming from the right place.

And his leadership is sorely, sorely missed. RIP.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (tVTLU)

121 I still say I should be Press Secretary. Oh the fun. I mean for me. And the Horde. And Chompy. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (VtjlW)

You've got my vote, but I'm not sure the mic can be lowered past the top of the podium. Might have to build you your own setup.

Posted by: Heralder at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (+xmn4)

122
Rubio should pull a muzzie in his speeches. The muzzies always say one thing in english, then go all terrortastic in islam.

Rubio should say nice things in english, and then call obama a marxist with a hard on for killing hispanics with assault weapons in espanol.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (p/cQy)

123 ATC for Press Sect.!!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (piMMO)

124 95

Rubio's plan is not what you're describing, what you've described *is* the hardline position.

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (60GaT)

125 Fuck Jindal and his "stupid party" shit.

How was that worse that what 95% of the commenters here say on an hourly basis?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 04:26 PM (SY2Kh)

126 OK, it is time for me to come clean and start my 12 Steps. I have abused Marshmallow Fluff--eating it out of the jar with a big spoon. It is my version of Haagen Daz when I am super sad or depressed.


Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:26 PM (kXoT0)

127 I am not surprised one bit, it is in their nature. The liberal media are scorpions.

Posted by: Decaf at February 06, 2013 04:26 PM (NmvvV)

128 Hey hey Panetta is asking for a fucking paycut for DoD....

---

How about he reimburse DoD for all his weekend trip's home in a private jet.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 04:26 PM (gmeXX)

129 Goddamn I fucking hate democrats.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 04:27 PM (LRFds)

130 anti-bilingualism is a hill to die on

but i'm mean

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 04:16 PM (60GaT)


Sí. Estoy completamente de acuerdo.

Posted by: Illegal Immigrant at February 06, 2013 04:27 PM (Vk2pI)

131 BuzzFeed??

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at February 06, 2013 04:27 PM (pmsMR)

132 It's the scent of fear piss and Sweet Tarts.

****

LOL

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:27 PM (piMMO)

133 128 SH,

Now now I explained he has spent ONLY 6.7 million bucks on his travel....

I would love to have a nice long talk with him face to face.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 04:27 PM (LRFds)

134 Rubio, didn't learn from the GQ interview FUBAR, first of all, Tupac and Biggie aren't any faves in the hiphop world, anymore, it's much worse now,
Second, doesn't he know about the Journolist,

Posted by: archie goodwin at February 06, 2013 04:28 PM (Jsiw/)

135 Remember when we were going to vet the media.

Yeah...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2013 04:28 PM (NTBjC)

136 NDH - at least Jindal is trying to lower taxes in the state he is governing. Words matter, but so does action. On the action side, I think Jindal has a lot of credibilty.

***

He, like Christie, just needs to stay the hell where he is and keep his nose out of national politics.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:28 PM (piMMO)

137 Rubio should say nice things in english, and then call obama a marxist
with a hard on for killing hispanics with assault weapons in espanol.


That would be really hot.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 04:28 PM (ZKzrr)

138 You've got my vote, but I'm not sure the mic can be lowered past the top of the podium. Might have to build you your own setup. Posted by: Heralder at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (+xmn4)

Flamethrower, my Queen?

Or the industrial metal shredder this time?

Posted by: Sean Bannion, Chief, Logistics Directorate, Republic of Alextopia at February 06, 2013 04:28 PM (sbV1u)

139 Biggie Smalls is still regarded well i assure you

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 04:28 PM (60GaT)

140 You've got my vote, but I'm not sure the mic can be lowered past the top of the podium. Might have to build you your own setup. Posted by: Heralder at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (+xmn4)

She can use the little platforms built for Madeleine Albright and Donna Shalala. Although she does deserve her own height appropriate podium.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:29 PM (kXoT0)

141 >Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:23 PM (VtjlW)


what type of cookie? vanilla? chocolate? are they double-stuffed?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 06, 2013 04:29 PM (8sCoq)

142 The border is secure.
Posted by: Independent Border Commission at February 06, 2014 08:00AM (F***Amrka)

Posted by: Independent Border Commission at February 06, 2013 04:29 PM (eEfYn)

143 I actually don't mind the address also being in Spanish- in itself- but he's already treading on thin ice with his "No, it's not amnesty, I promise!" plan.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 04:18 PM (8y9MW)


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


I hope he understands that we're watching him very very closely.

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 04:30 PM (bu1Rs)

144 We're about two steps away from a Soviet state, I'd say within the 20-30 years (if they get disarmament, which they will attempt again after intense efforts at brainwashing the current K-12 generation, cf. current attitudes towards climate change and the grade school propaganda in the 1980's and 90's).

How did the Soviet underground survive?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (Y5I9o)


Too late. When modern textbooks make the Great Soviet Encyclopedia seem almost pro-American, you know the future is DOOMED.

Posted by: A Political Hat Tip to SMOD at February 06, 2013 04:30 PM (Vk2pI)

145 helluva post up now!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:30 PM (piMMO)

146 JDP:

I have held fire until I see the plan. But what i am saying is what Rubio spoke about with various individuals.

It is the border enforcement/certification that is the wildcard. I will withhold judgment until I see what that is.

If we can say it's pretty solid, and cannot be modified at a political whim, then I think it would be a reasonable solution. Simply for the fact that there is no political support whatsoever for mass deportations.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 04:30 PM (tVTLU)

147 Sven, is it too much to make our poltical leaders actualy "sacrafice" a little in the service of their country.Criminy, when we have soldierson deployment in the middle east, away from their families for months on end, constantlyat risk ... is it too much for their civilian leader to at least live in DC, maybe have his family move to DC. In a sane world, this would be a scandal.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 04:30 PM (gmeXX)

148
Again, I say good. Let's see if Rubio can live up to his billing. It didn't work for Jindal, but he has spent the past 5 years governing and my guess would give a much better response.


Well, part of the problem was he was wearing such a ill fitting suit, he looked like he was fricking 12 years old.

Posted by: runningrn at February 06, 2013 04:31 PM (Ag5D2)

149 Peanut Butter Oreos--http://snacks.cyberpunks.org/oreos-peanutbutter.html

BTW, they can be ordered from Amazon. Horde, to the AoS Amazon store and let gluttony be your guide.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:31 PM (kXoT0)

150 RNC. Are you reading this?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:04 PM (piMMO)


After Sandy Hook I think they are getting the idea, it seems only Rubio has learned nothing. Are we sure someone that naive should even be considered as the Republican nominee in 2016?

Posted by: Decaf at February 06, 2013 04:32 PM (NmvvV)

151 How was that worse that what 95% of the commenters here say on an hourly basis?
Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 04:26 PM (SY2Kh)

Its one thing for Vic to call everyone a no good fake conservative that doesn't deserve to breath his air and another thing for a Governor speaking as a representative of the party and nomineehe is bashing.

Posted by: polynikes at February 06, 2013 04:32 PM (m2CN7)

152
121 I still say I should be Press Secretary. Oh the fun. I mean for me. And the Horde. And Chompy. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (VtjlW)You've got my vote, but I'm not sure the mic can be lowered past the top of the podium. Might have to build you your own setup.
Posted by: Heralder at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (+xmn4)


Oh come on. It would be cute to see her walk into the room with her step stool.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 04:33 PM (GULKT)

153 NDH, I don't think you're comprehending what you just saw in that interview. The Fox scheduler made a major error: that was the president of the RURAL carriers' union, probably the best workforce the government has outside the military. Everything she said about pay and benefits in her craft was true. He was asking all the wrong questions, because he'd been primed to take down a big-city Dem power broker union head, and instead he tied into a woman who milked the cows before starting her route. He just bit the wrong ass, and chipped a tooth.

The fact that we morons can't tell the difference between a rural carrier and Cliffy at the bar goes to show that there are some "business cases" floating around out there on which we are not really qualified to comment, deeply and meaningfully. But, hey, three cent stamp, and my nephew was a casual one summer.

Posted by: comatus at February 06, 2013 04:33 PM (qaVK+)

154
You see,there is no "fair shake" for a R or a conservative from the MFM.They may do what you felt was a fine interview but they will than edit it and spin it to get what they want.

It's a trap!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar, now CG! at February 06, 2013 04:34 PM (+z4pE)

155 How did the Soviet underground survive?
Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (Y5I9o)


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


Simple. If you crossed them, they killed you.

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 04:35 PM (bu1Rs)

156 147 SH,

now now Leon can't do without his valet airliner....

Frankly I'd give a 1000 bucks to the legal defense of a colonel who beat his ass....

You have to love CNN saying "well we have sources at the Pentagon who say this is SAVVY budget brinksmanship" they need to bleed, ideally metaphorically eventually if that is impossible literally

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 04:36 PM (LRFds)

157 Its one thing for Vic to call everyone a no good fake conservative that doesn't deserve to breath his air and another thing for a Governor speaking as a representative of the party and nomineehe is bashing. Posted by: polynikes at February 06, 2013 04:32 PM (m2CN7)

THIS.

And doing it in public does not endear him to me either. You got some tough love to give us? Good, do it out of the public eye a bit.

Right now it just looks like he's the dork trying to get in with the cool kids by admitting that the cool kids were right all along....he's a dork.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 06, 2013 04:36 PM (sbV1u)

158 155 Soona,

Damn skippy......

they created no go zones of their own

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 04:37 PM (LRFds)

159 NDH, I don't think you're comprehending what you just saw in that interview. The Fox scheduler made a major error: that was the president of the RURAL carriers' union, probably the best workforce the government has outside the military. Everything she said about pay and benefits in her craft was true. He was asking all the wrong questions, because he'd been primed to take down a big-city Dem power broker union head, and instead he tied into a woman who milked the cows before starting her route. He just bit the wrong ass, and chipped a tooth.

***

Yet she thinks that the government magically pulls money out of thin air.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:37 PM (piMMO)

160 Hey hey Panetta is asking for a fucking paycut for DoD.... --- How about he reimburse DoD for all his weekend trip's home in a private jet.

Blasphemer! Cuts are for the little people.

Besides, DC is exempt from everything: law, ethics, economic strictures, blowback etc. Haven't you heard? If you don't live in DC you don't matter.

Posted by: Decaf at February 06, 2013 04:37 PM (NmvvV)

161
149 Peanut Butter Oreos--http://snacks.cyberpunks.org/oreos-peanutbutter.htmlBTW, they can be ordered from Amazon. Horde, to the AoS Amazon store and let gluttony be your guide.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 04:31 PM (kXoT0)


Already had them. They're alright. The peanut butter can easily be taken off the cookies. Not any chance of having some left on the cookies after you separate.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 04:38 PM (GULKT)

162 30 --- "The standards for Republicans, let alone conservatives, are impossible. It is quite simply not possible for any statement to be made clear enough, any position to be parsed fine enough, any words chosen with enough care to prevent such portrayals from happening. This goes beyond damned if you do and damned if you don't. This is complete damnation for the temerity of existing. "

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 06, 2013 04:08 PM (VtjlW)
___________________

That pretty much sums it up.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 04:40 PM (C8mVl)

163
The fact that we morons can't tell the difference between a rural carrier and Cliffy at the bar goes to show that there are some "business cases" floating around out there on which we are not really qualified to comment, deeply and meaningfully. But, hey, three cent stamp, and my nephew was a casual one summer.

***

And, I suppose, the fact that you can't comprehend that my comment referenced her mistaken impression that taxpayers don't foot the bill means some morons aren't qualified to comment on other commenters' remarks.

Although I am aware that she represents rural and, mostly, part-time workers, I don't GAS.

It stands that she is mistaken if she thinks the government pulls money out of thin air.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 04:45 PM (piMMO)

164 97--- "McCain was born in Panama. They tried that bullshit and the media got shot down."

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 04:21 PM (GQ8sn)
---------------
McCain was born in the Canal Zone, sovereign US territory, not the Republic of Panama.
If Cruz was born in Canada, he might not be eligible

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 06, 2013 04:48 PM (C8mVl)

165 No benefit, because there's no doubt.

Same ol' samo from JizzFeed.

Posted by: E Pluribus Unum at February 06, 2013 04:49 PM (Em374)

166 Two words: Fucking Amnesty.

Elections not needed. Save the money, coronate the Democrat.

Posted by: nip at February 06, 2013 04:49 PM (11Tdq)

167 Locked doors, televised thinly veiled threats, pah.

I'd fly a drone over Carney's house.



Twice.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Keeper of Ampersands and Breitbart Login Spaces at February 06, 2013 04:52 PM (GBXon)

168 So what? Buzzfeed sucks, we already knew that. And Rubio's a RINO soI don't care what the MFM says about him. It would be nice if this little incident taught Republican pols not to give interviews to scum like Buzzfeed (or any MFM), but because Republicans are stupid, they will continue to put themselves in stupid situations.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at February 06, 2013 05:25 PM (KL49F)

169 Anyone who trusts Ben Smith to not ambush/edit/smear is a damned fool.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 06, 2013 05:42 PM (J6hHs)

170 Ben Smith was a member of the JournoList. That is all you need to know.

Any politician can respond to a request for an interview by telling Buzzfeed "No" and then remind everyone that Ben Smith was a member of the JournoList, a hack political clique constructed specifically to sabotage the GOP.

Do not ever let anyone from that group of operatives escape their complicity. Not ever. Make it a point to turn their badge of honor into an albatross.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 06, 2013 08:14 PM (eHIJJ)

171 The Left is pretty worried about Senator Rubio, aren't they?

Posted by: ChristyBlinky poised in fluid situation at February 06, 2013 08:59 PM (baL2B)

172 The best thing about LIB is that journolists and lawyers will be the first to die. The worst thing is everything else.

Posted by: Vercingetorix at February 06, 2013 11:19 PM (BTe/E)

173 "If Cruz was born in Canada, he might not be eligible"

He'd be eligible if he was a Democrat.

Posted by: Vercingetorix at February 06, 2013 11:23 PM (BTe/E)

174 "It's all about propping up the paper thin Messiah."

He's only "The World's Greatest Skeet Shooter"! What else do you need to become an acolyte to his awesomeness?!?!?!

Posted by: Vercingetorix at February 06, 2013 11:28 PM (BTe/E)

175 Conservatives and moderates should not expect fair treatment before, during, or after any media encounter. It's wishful thinking to believe otherwise. I'll grant that it's not easy maintaining a healthy distrust of people who are superficially nice to you, or even occasionally sincere. But the institutions they work for do not have your best interests at heart.

Which doesn't mean our guys should avoid talking. Muzzling ourselves just saves them the trouble. Courtesy is important, but remember that they're not due any deference at all. Be prepared and be willing to call them on their shenanigans. They're the ones who should be ashamed of what they do, not us.

Posted by: GalosGann at February 07, 2013 09:21 AM (T3KlW)






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John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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