Thursday, February 23, 2012

GOP Follies: Another Debate

MSNBC liveblogged the debate last night from a Ron Paul supporter’s house, with their TV coverage cutting back and forth between there and an assembled cross-section of GOP voters gathered in an upscale Michigan home to watch the debate on a big screen TV. The interaction between the two groups was entertaining at times.

The Ron Paul gathering's host was apologetic about not being in an OWS encampment, mumbling something about “pigs” and it being “freakin’ cold out there…” He and his assembled friends, a greasy-haired sloucher’s brigade in beards and t-shirts, draped over nondescript furniture in his mother’s working class home, expressed scorn for all things non-Ron Paul.

“That chubby old white haired guy looks like a mean Santa Clause who got his beard shaved off,” observed a giggly, glassy-eyed girl curled up cosily on the floor and gripping a mug of chai tea.

For reasons known only to them, they were most agitated by Romney, who reminded one stoner of the principal who expelled him from school for making out under the bleachers.
"Dude, he's like so upright and never makes a mistake. And what does he put in his hair, shellack?" said 23-year-old anti-war activist Shay Leggard.
Back at the Republican gathering, a distinguished-looking Romney supporter, nattily dressed in tan slacks, white shirt and blue blazer, impatiently dismissed the Romney criticism as "the ramblings of pot-smoking draft-dodgers."

"That's bogus, dude!" countered Leggard, spilling bong water all over his medical marijuana card, adding an emphatic "dammit," before warning reporters to clear out before his mom got home from work and "got all pissed because there's too many people in the house."

The debate itself produced some flashes of entertainment. Here are a few highlights

Ensconced behind his specially-made preacher-style lectern, which he insisted be embossed with "The Cross of Jesus," Rick Santorum elicited a self-righteous roar from the crowd of true believers by shouting unprompted,

“Like all good Americans, I worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!”

With a politician's sense of a winning issue, he doubled down: “Barack Hussein Obama worships a false god, a pagan idol named Gaia!”

Mitt Romney, thumbing through a Berlitz Dictionary of Conservative Words, insisted grimly that he is not a liberal.

At one point, Romney sternly intoned, “As president I will be frighteningly Reaganesque!”

Ron Paul, between spasmodically bawling “no more endless war!” urged Americans to learn how to stop worrying and to love the Iranian bomb.

Newt!  He won't crush a church in your town
Bedlam broke out when Newt Gingrich, glaring at the moderator through a seriously furrowed brow, slowly and deliberately produced a flamethrower that he had secreted behind his podium, fired it up, and incinerated the panels’ table at the left edge of the stage, catching Anderson Cooper’s slacks on fire and sending Obama’s minions scattering and clamoring for safety.

The massive fireball also briefly set the stage curtains ablaze, but they were quickly extinguished. The rabid crowd, tired of being scolded and shushed by the nannying moderators all evening, whooped and hollered for a full five minutes, raining catcalls and derisive laughter down on the cowering inquisitors.


Always On Watch said...

That part about the flamethrower -- well, I've felt that way about many of the mainstream moderators of the debates.

oneguy2012 said...

ABC News trumpets last night as a victory for Romney and a defeat for Santorum.

Gee, Wally, I wonder who the leftists want as their GOP candidate?

Anonymous said...

Very funny -- NOT!

The Republican Establishment's absolute DETERMINATION to shove Mitt Romney up our butts -- fully aided, abetted by the enemedia, and cheered on by the DNC and the Obama White House no doubt -- has made a TRAVESTY of the primary process.

When you see such a high degree of OBVIOUS collusion -- yes I said COLLUSION -- between entities who are SUPPOSED either to be neutral or in spirited opposition, what other conclusion could a reasonable person draw other than Something is Rotten in the Untied States of America.

Yeah, I sad "untied." that was not a typo.

Fortunately for me I spent last evening at the opera. The performance was far above average -- even "great."

Thank God for high culture! If it weren't for "Art," it would be all too easy to give the human race up for lost and richly deserving of extinction.

~ FreeThinke

Bunkerville said...

I think you summed it up quite nicely. I could feel the flame from my front porch.. or was it from Russia?

Anonymous said...

Rick Santorum should have changed his name before he entered politics.

It's much too easy to think of him as

Sick Sanatorium


Sanctum Santorum

Even so, the guy has surprised me pleasantly. He's spectacularly articulate. He's obviously sincere -- which makes him the Anti-Romney. [Mitt, the Shitt deserves to go down in history as The Great Equivocator.]



Rick is not "little," Ducky. He towers over the other candidates, and he's anything but stupid, so your cackling attempt at cleverness in referring to him as "Little Ricky Retardo" falls flat on its prat in the Light of Truth.

Apparently sincere individuals who adhere to the tenets of their professed faith and practice what they preach, are just no "in" with the self-styled, self-appointed, Euro-style intellectual "cognoscenti."

That such individuals -- rare as they are -- should be held up to ridicule, is yet-another Sign that this nation has hit the skids Big Time.

The treatment of Ron Paul by the enemedia, whose moguls have loyalties that lie far outside the confines of these Untied States -- the same foreign influences who have bought and bullied most of our congressmen into submission -- shouldn't happen to a monitor lizard.

Newt Gingrich would be our best bet, but we are too stupid to see beyond the "scandals" the enemedia in an unholy alliance with the RNC and the DNC endlessly keeps reminding us.

Frankly, folks, it's HOPELESS.

Like our friend, AOW, I fully expect to spend the rest of my declining years as a hermit listening only to classical music of which I have a recorded abundance, thank God and watching CD's of movies made before 1965.

Living on memories may seem like meager fare, but I am SO glad I HAVE good memories to relive.

Our children and grandchildren appear doomed to live ias galley slaves, poor little things

~ FreeThinke.

Ducky's here said...

You catch those acts and four more years is a foregone conclusion.

About all you can do is hope it's Romney because he will probably cause the fewest Congressional votes to go Dem.

Anonymous said...

There IS no hope, Ducky. You too will be just another galley slave on Trireme Amerika, if you live long enough. God knows you've worked hard enough to achieve that end, you poor silly schnook.

That's what you liberals never understand -- that you doing YOURSELVES in along with all the rest of us poor suffering slobs.

If it weren't so tragic, it would be funny.

~ FT

Anonymous said...


Imagine what life will be like once the ISLAMANIACS get smart and start using FLAME THROWERS instead of blowing themselves up.


~ FreeThinke

Ducky's here said...

There IS no hope, Ducky. You too will be just another galley slave on Trireme Amerika, if you live long enough.


My blood pressure is perfect.

Cholesterol is acceptable and dropping.

No signs of diabetes or arthritis.

I'm doing fine and looking forward to the revolution.

Anonymous said...

Well then, you'll be a perfectly FIT galley slave, Ducky, and will doubtless spend many long years tugging your oar.

Rowing into senescence.

What a glorious vision!

~ FT

Anonymous said...

"My blood pressure is perfect. Cholesterol is acceptable and dropping. No signs of diabetes or arthritis."

"Behold the wicked! They flourish like the green bay tree."

~ FT

Jim at Conservatives on Fire said...

Flame Throwers can be very useful at times. They make great garbage incinerators.

Rational Nation USA said...

The republican circus of clowns, with their heads so far up where the sun don't shine, and yet they proclaim they see light.

Sad really, but this is what republican politics has sunk to. Shaking my head...

Ron Paul, should jump ship.

beamish said...

I guess you've all heard the talk of Mitt Romney choosing Ron Paul to be his running mate.

It would be the Republican Party's first fully far-left ticket.

Rational Nation USA said...


Ducky's here said...

Rumors I'm hearing are a Republican brokered convention --- Palin/Snooki 2012.

twoguys2012 said...


"I'm doing fine and looking forward to the revolution."

LOL! Sure you are, sweetheart. I'll see you there.

I so enjoy it when failed artsy liberal "men" talk about revolution. Like they even have a clue.

Anonymous said...

This might be worth a look.

Judge for yourself.

Rigged Elections. The new normal?

~ FreeThinke

Leticia said...

Flamethrower! Love it.

I must say, this has been one of your most colorful, yet spot-on, posts ever.

I am still giggling over the, "Santa Clause" bit. LOL!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Seriously hilarious!

RG said...

Sounds a lot like the Town Hall meetings of last year when the Democrats passed Obama care "without reading it", only the people in the audience were armed with flame throwers.

A white hot heat not soon to be extinguished.

Z said...

"I so enjoy it when failed artsy liberal "men" talk about revolution. Like they even have a clue."


Anonymous said...


February 23, 2012

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:

In last night's GOP debate, Newt Gingrich charged that in the last presidential campaign the elite media never asked why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide? Gingrich wasn't off by much. Obama was rarely asked about it, and never was he pressed on this issue. Even now, the media cover-up that Gingrich alleges is patently true.

From a Lexis-Nexis search linking "Obama" and "infanticide," scouring all U.S. Newspapers today, we learn that only four papers, and one wire service, reported on Gingrich's remark. As I will explain, actually there were five newspapers that made mention of this.

The Chicago Tribune, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Washington Times all gave accurate accounts. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was factually wrong when it said that Gingrich was referring to Obama?s opposition to partial-birth abortions. No, Gingrich was referring to Obama's opposition in the Illinois state senate to bills in 2001, 2002 and 2003 that would have mandated that a child born alive as a result of a botched abortion be given medical care.

AP mentions what Gingrich said but does so by citing Obama's "support for infanticide." Why the quote marks? Intentionally letting an infant die who is completely born is nothing less than infanticide.

The top prize for deceit goes to the New York Times. In the paper's early edition, the story by Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg offers the Gingrich quote but then adds a curious parenthetical: (It was a reference to Mr. Obama's opposition to bills in Illinois that would have provided legal protection to aborted fetuses showing signs of life; Mr. Obama said he had seen the measures as attacks on women's reproductive rights.)

This attempt to bail out Obama, as bad as it is, was stricken altogether from later editions; there is no mention of the infanticide issue and does not appear in a Lexis-Nexis search.

By the way, in 2008 Rutenberg wrote that accusations surfaced accusing Mr. Obama of supporting infanticide "(he does not)."

The bias can't be more blatant.

Contact our director of communications about Donohue?s remarks:

Jeff Field

Phone: 212-371-3191


Submitted by FreeThinke

Kid said...

Just tell me who is running against oblabber in November, and I'll be voting for he/she/it.


Right Wing Theocrat said...


Nice round up Silver.

"Ron Paul, between spasmodically bawling “no more endless war!” urged Americans to learn how to stop worrying and to love the Iranian bomb."

That's odd, he didn't mention fiat currencies?

"....Obama’s minions scattering and clamoring for safety."

Music to my ears.

Ducky's here said...

Kid, I told you. It's going to be a brokered convention -- Palin/Snooki 20012.

Anonymous said...

Rigged Elections. The new normal?

When did they stop being the old normal?

I always loved the possibly apocryphal quote ascribed to Joe Kennedy; "Buy all the votes you need but I'll be damned if I'm paying for a landslide."

Come to think of it, wasn't that regarding the Illinois primary?


Kid said...

Duck. Well, I wouldn't mind having Palin on there just to see all the liberals Spontaneously Combust !

Silverfiddle said...

@ RWT: That's odd, he didn't mention fiat currencies?

That's actually the stuff that I agree with him on...

Ducky's here said...

Spontaneously Combust?

If that's what you call laughing your rocks off.
But we'll have to make do with L'il Ricky Retardo for now.

Kid said...

Duck, I never said anything about laughing my rocks off. Did I.... ?

Why would you put non-existent words in my mouth? Or introduce non-existent memes into this thread?

Will you answer? Personally, I doubt it.

twoguys2012 said...

Ducky, Ducky, Ducky...

"Ricky Retardo"?

I thought you leftists were politically-correct, and it was only us unwashed rightists who were so insensitive?

Oh, wait. President Obama made a similar comment, (Special Olympics bowling, anyone?), as did his Chief of Staff Rahm. But Rahm punctuated his usage with "fu*king", as in "fu*king retards".

You silly liberal lefties, and your playful joking and humorous banter! Oh ho ho! *sigh*

Ducky's here said...

Kid, are you humor challenged? Being a right winger probably.

Let me put it bluntly. Obummer would wipe the fucking floor with Palin. Just treat her like the stupid little bitch she is.

If you nominate L'il Ricky Retardo Obummer will expose him as a religious freak who may be mentally ill.

Donald Trump
Rick Perry
Michele Bachmann
Rick Perry
Herman Freaking Cain

... that list of god damn fools represents the Republican Party?

Who do you follow to your car after work? Because there is no way one of you Rethug short bussers would be able to find it on your own.

Sarah Palin? Are yo freaking kidding?

Kid said...


1.) Thanks for Making my Point!

2.) Who gives a damn who the other side's nominee is ? Not Me. I can't wait to scrape oblabber off the sole of my shoe.


Kid said...

Duck. PS You missed Ron Paul and Santorum in your list. AND you listed Rick Perry Twice ! LOL

That's like a 65 % error rate !
Given Trump never put his hat in, that makes it a 75% error rate.


So, you like oblabber.? Some drug using POS that never worked an honest day in his life? Never even worked the french fry bin at McDonalds, and somehow you think he should be the Leader of the Free World. ?

See this is what is wrong with libtards. They don't call it a mental disease for nothing. Good Lord man. Are you for real? Do you really intend to defend yourself using such pathetic foundations? You're a put on right?

I've thought about hitting cyberspace with my own libtard routine. Would be fun ya know? But I'm afraid I'd get too bored with it too quickly. How's it working out for you? lol.

twoguys2012 said...

"Let me put it bluntly. Obummer would wipe the fucking floor with Palin. Just treat her like the stupid little bitch she is.

If you nominate L'il Ricky Retardo Obummer will expose him as a religious freak who may be mentally ill."

Oh, say the nicest things. Spoken like a true spoiled child entitlement demanding failed hippie.

Kid: 1
Ducky: 0

dmarks said...

Ducky listed Perry twice because he is thinking like a Democratic voter. Vote for the same person twice. There's a big voter fraud problem in this country and it is not surprising why the Dems are blocking efforts to end it. They are the main ones who gain from this.

As for Palin and Obama, Palin would do well against him. Palin has some good ideas for reducing the debt and actually solving national problems instead of making them worse. Obama on the other hand has a terrible record that lies can only go so far to cover. Such as his terrible judgement in increasing the national debt by 50%, and his "war on the working class" which has caused a massive increase in unemployment.

Anonymous said...

During World War Two we had Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally taunting our troops doing everything possible to demoralize and demotivate them through a persistent campaign of vicious lies and ugly distortions. The idea was to foster a defeatist attitude among the Allied Powers.

Today we have Boston Ducky and Liberalmann (formerly known as "Bd," I'll bet!) -- and countless others like them -- playing that role in the blogosphere.

If we were involved in a war against fascism today, you can bet Ol' Ducks would be ululating for Hitler and the Japs.

Folks of that ilk eagerly support ANYTHING that pits itself against AMERICA.

Thats what it means to be a leftist -- leftists are AGAINST anything and everything deemed acceptable by the majority.

When the country becomes a Peoples Republik, these same people will go underground, and suddenly come out AGAINST Socialism and FOR a restoration of the "Democracy" they worked so hard to destroy.

Eternal DISSIDENCE. Perpetual DISSONANCE. That's what the left is all about. They live to mock, scorn, deride, upend, undermine and HATE.

Ask a leftist what he loves. He'll never give you an answer. He loves the thought of seeing you and me DEAD. That's what he loves.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...


That's why they feel such a strong affinity for Islamism -- the self-defined Culture of Death Worship.

It will be a rude awakening when the Marxists learn that the Islamists will avidly torture, mutilate, maim, systematically starve and then decapitate their leftist "allies" as soon as they gain power.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...


~ FT

Ducky's here said...

Freethinker, I want to bring back Baroque Europe, just like you.

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky: I still think it'd be cool to take a trip back to old Baroque Europe with you and FreeThinke...

Anonymous said...

Hey, SilverFiddle,

Ducky and I would make the greatest vaudeville team since Rosencrantz & Guildentern, don't you think?

Ducks makes a terrific straight man.

Too bad Vaudeville is dead, ain't it? };-)>

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

Oh, and Ducky, I think you ought to have realized by now that I never left eighteenth and early-to-mid-nineteenth-century Europe and North America.

Why should I? It's much the best place to live -- especially now that it has hot and cold running water, flush toilets, central heating, air-conditioning, motorized transportation -- and the internet.

Come see my house. It's truly A Step Back In Time -- with all the modern conveniences discreetly hidden from view. Though not quite the equivalent of Downton Abbey, if George, Tom, John, Ben and my friends, Johann Sebastian, Domenico, Franz Josef, Wolfgang Amadeus, Ludwig, Carl Maria, the Bronte Girls, Charles, Edgar Allen, John Galsworthy and Emily were still around, they'd envy me my quarters, I assure you.

The beauty of being literate is that we can pretty much live wherever -- and whenever -- we choose.

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.

This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

Yessiree! My friend Emily had a terse verse to suit every occasion. I would only add "an opera or a symphony" to those things which "take us lands away."

"Cheesing off" liberals -- to use your own quaint phrase -- is fun too.


~ FreeThinke