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(The Fiscal Times)   Paul Ryan will not be Mitt's running mate. Ryan lost a lot of political capital when he prevented his parents from kissing at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance   (thefiscaltimes.com) divider line 72
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2012-08-10 11:12:45 AM
Headline was meh until I clicked the link. Well done, Subby. +1
 
2012-08-10 11:32:36 AM
Only Palin can save the GOP.

hehe
 
2012-08-10 11:33:01 AM
RYAN, PAUL!
 
2012-08-10 11:35:09 AM
This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.
 
2012-08-10 11:36:48 AM
After the last week or so, I'd be surprised if he can convince anyone of significance to run with him. They'd basically be committing political suicide.
 
2012-08-10 11:38:21 AM

mahuika: Headline was meh until I clicked the link. Well done, Subby. +1


THIS. Headline of the Week Subby
 
2012-08-10 11:38:54 AM
FTA: "It is safe to assume that Romney's political advisers want nothing whatsoever to do with a vice president who will inevitably make the abolition of Medicare the centerpiece of his campaign. "

I think the author underestimates the ability of the Romney camp to undermine their own campaign.
 
2012-08-10 11:41:14 AM

The Homer Tax: This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.


It's got to be pretty tough to find somebody who 1) won't overshadow Romney and 2) is dumb enough to walk up to the sacrificial altar because he thinks Romney can win. I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.
 
2012-08-10 11:42:01 AM

mahuika: Headline was meh until I clicked the link. Well done, Subby. +1


Maybe you weren't ready for that. But your kids are going to love it.
 
2012-08-10 11:42:16 AM
media.salon.com
 
2012-08-10 11:42:27 AM
Doesn't the Ryan plan protect people currently on medicare but then screws everyone after that? That seems right up the alley of the baby boomers and the greatest generation, locust up the place and leave it an empty husk.
 
2012-08-10 11:42:41 AM

Poor Mittens.

I'm still holding out for

ROMNEY / BUSH 2012
 
2012-08-10 11:42:50 AM
Well done subby.

/click the link, it's a great pay off
 
2012-08-10 11:42:59 AM

The Homer Tax: This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.


That's not true. Bob McDonnell really really wants to be his running mate.
 
2012-08-10 11:43:09 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The Homer Tax: This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.

It's got to be pretty tough to find somebody who 1) won't overshadow Romney and 2) is dumb enough to walk up to the sacrificial altar because he thinks Romney can win. I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.


The bread might be enough to throw Biden off his game.

/It's a joke, I like Biden
 
2012-08-10 11:43:17 AM
Pity. Ryan would be one heavy anchor around Romney's neck.
 
2012-08-10 11:43:48 AM

NateGrey: media.salon.com


"Mitt! Mitt, it's Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Romney! You know that new derp you're looking for? Well, listen to this!"
 
2012-08-10 11:44:55 AM
Ayn! Ayn! it's Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Rand. You know that new philosophy you're looking for? Well, listen to this!
 
2012-08-10 11:44:59 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.


LOL

Googly-eyed Wonderbread for VP couldn't dig your PR hole any deeper, at least. At this point, that'd be a step forward for Rmoney.

I love this idea.
 
2012-08-10 11:47:33 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The Homer Tax: This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.

It's got to be pretty tough to find somebody who 1) won't overshadow Romney and 2) is dumb enough to walk up to the sacrificial altar because he thinks Romney can win. I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.


Googly eye'd package of Wonder Bread would have held its own against Admiral James Stockdale.
 
2012-08-10 11:47:37 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.

LOL

Googly-eyed Wonderbread for VP couldn't dig your PR hole any deeper, at least. At this point, that'd be a step forward for Rmoney.

I love this idea.


But how do you tell Romney and the white bread apart?
 
2012-08-10 11:47:40 AM
Wow. This is heavy.
 
2012-08-10 11:49:34 AM

lennavan: The Homer Tax: This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.

That's not true. Bob McDonnell really really wants to be his running mate.


Bob McDonnell also wants us to forget that Virginia was a slave-owning state and wants the state to forcibly examine pregnant womens' snatches. So he may not be the best choice.

// which is why I just put $100 in Intrade for it to happen
 
2012-08-10 11:49:58 AM

cettin: The bread might be enough to throw Biden off his game.


It would be the first time a Vice President nominee has been covered in peanut butter and jelly, and eaten live on television since Geraldine Ferraro.
 
2012-08-10 11:52:23 AM

Headso: Fuggin Bizzy: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.

LOL

Googly-eyed Wonderbread for VP couldn't dig your PR hole any deeper, at least. At this point, that'd be a step forward for Rmoney.

I love this idea.

But how do you tell Romney and the white bread apart?


The white bread has a bit of crust, whereas Romney's never developed a callus in his life.
 
2012-08-10 11:53:00 AM
i530.photobucket.com
Great Googly-Eyed Moogly!
 
2012-08-10 11:56:06 AM

cettin: The bread might be enough to throw Biden off his game.

/It's a joke, I like Biden


In all seriousness though, who the fark wants to debate Biden? First, he's going to have the luxury of being more in touch with reality than whatever the GOP platform is. Second, he's shown over and over again that he's a very populist VP and has nearly the same ability as Obama to connect with a crowd. Third, his effortless and almost surgical evisceration of Palin last time around... this guy could squeeze the bread bag to check for freshness and not even leave a fingerprint or disturb a single googly eye.

He's GOP VP kryptonite.
 
2012-08-10 11:56:24 AM

Headso: Doesn't the Ryan plan protect people currently on medicare but then screws everyone after that? That seems right up the alley of the baby boomers and the greatest generation, locust up the place and leave it an empty husk.


The seniors surprised us on this one. It's an old link, but they did not like it as first proposed.

The Pew Research survey shows that the greatest opposition comes from older respondents. A majority (51 percent) of Americans age 50 and over oppose Ryan's plan, and only 29 percent favor it. Those age 50 and older also seem to be the most engaged in the debate -- 27 percent of Americans between ages 50 and 64, and 30 percent of those over age 65, said they had heard "a lot" about the plan, compared to 20 percent of respondents as a whole.
 
2012-08-10 11:56:45 AM

Headso: Fuggin Bizzy: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.

LOL

Googly-eyed Wonderbread for VP couldn't dig your PR hole any deeper, at least. At this point, that'd be a step forward for Rmoney.

I love this idea.

But how do you tell Romney and the white bread apart?


The white bread is more emotive and interesting.
 
2012-08-10 11:57:04 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The Homer Tax: This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.

It's got to be pretty tough to find somebody who 1) won't overshadow Romney and 2) is dumb enough to walk up to the sacrificial altar because he thinks Romney can win. I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.


That's why it has to be Pawlenty. Pawlenty couldn't overshadow a squirrel, and he's kinda desperate for a job right now.
 
2012-08-10 11:57:42 AM

Headso: Doesn't the Ryan plan protect people currently on medicare but then screws everyone after that? That seems right up the alley of the baby boomers and the greatest generation, locust up the place and leave it an empty husk.


You really believe that people will believe that fine-tuned of a distinction? They didn't in the 2010 race when Republicans ran ads telling people Obama was gutting their Medicare non-stop. Obama's team will run ads with the "ending Medicare as we know it" gambit non-stop, and old people will eat it up like pills.

The survey Bruce Bartlett linked to shows that this will happen. They gave people this description of what the Ryan budget would do to Medicare: "The budget privatizes Medicare, massively cuts health care spending for seniors, and freezes spending under inflation, which will force seniors to pay 6 thousand dollars more a year for their health care." A third of respondents said they had very serious doubts about his budget at that point, and two-thirds said they had at least serious doubts.
 
2012-08-10 11:59:10 AM

mahuika: Headline was meh until I clicked the link. Well done, Subby. +1


Yes, hear hear.
 
2012-08-10 11:59:42 AM
You gotta love Ryan's Medicare plan. It works like this.

Ryan: hey, we are taking everyone's car!
You: what? How can you take my car?
Ryan: Don't worry, we aren't taking your car. Give me your keys.
You: You just said that you weren't taking it.
Ryan: We aren't. (Guy gets in your car and drives it off)
You: Hey!
Ryan: here is your voucher.
You: What's this?
Ryan: It is a voucher for a car.
You: You took my car and gave me a voucher for a car?
Ryan: We didn't take anyone's car. Enjoy your car.
You: You took my car!I can't get to work! All I have is a voucher!
Ryan: It is a voucher for a car. We didn't take anyone's car
You:, so... I can use this voucher to get a car like my old one?
Ryan: Sure! It is a voucher for a car. We didn't take anyone's car.
You: Wait a sec, it says that it is for only $1000. My car was worth $20000.
Ryan: It is a voucher for a car. We didn't take your car. You can go get a car.
You: So, I can get a car like my old one?
Ryan: Not yet. It is a voucher for a car. Companies will create cars for you to get with your voucher.
You: but it is only $1000. They make cars like my old one for $1000?
Ryan: Free hand of the market! Companies will make cars! In the Spring there will be growth!
You: So, you took my car and you are hoping that companies will make cars to replace it!
Ryan: They will! I like to watch!
 
2012-08-10 12:00:08 PM
We're down to less than 3 months to go. At this point, I think Mittens seriously can't get anyone to accept the position...and he's running out of time.

I think it will be hilarious to see who he ends up picking as his desperation-running-mate, when it gets down to the wire.

Mitt Romney/Bum Off The Street Corner 2012!
 
2012-08-10 12:01:18 PM

Headso: Fuggin Bizzy: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.

LOL

Googly-eyed Wonderbread for VP couldn't dig your PR hole any deeper, at least. At this point, that'd be a step forward for Rmoney.

I love this idea.

But how do you tell Romney and the white bread apart?


The white bread never put anyone out of a job.
 
2012-08-10 12:02:45 PM
That headline made no sense at all and then suddenly was the funniest headline ever.
 
2012-08-10 12:03:26 PM

Emposter: We're down to less than 3 months to go. At this point, I think Mittens seriously can't get anyone to accept the position...and he's running out of time.

I think it will be hilarious to see who he ends up picking as his desperation-running-mate, when it gets down to the wire.

Mitt Romney/Bum Off The Street Corner 2012!


RON PAUL could really make it interesting. The youtubes and intertubes would explode.
 
2012-08-10 12:04:22 PM
What a butt-head
 
2012-08-10 12:04:26 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: That's why it has to be Pawlenty. Pawlenty couldn't overshadow a squirrel, and he's kinda desperate for a job right now.


Now that I think about it, Pawlenty is pretty much the human embodiment of googly-eyed Wonder Bread.
 
2012-08-10 12:06:22 PM
Googly Eyed Wonder-Bread beats Generic Republican by seven points in a recent poll of Farkers using my keyboard to post in this thread.
 
2012-08-10 12:07:56 PM

lennavan: The Homer Tax: This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.

That's not true. Bob McDonnell really really wants to be his running mate.


Virginia governorships are one-term affairs, McDonnell has literally nowhere to go politically. Which is a pretty strong criteria for accepting a VP nomination, let alone one for the Romney campaign.

One one hand, trying to swing Virginia would be nice. On the other, McDonnell's standing among independent female voters in Vrginia surely isn't helping his vetting process. I'm still leaning towards Portman as his choice but McDonnell has always been way up on my list of likely picks. Darn near everyone focusing on Ryan and Rubio has left me both scratching my head and humored.
 
2012-08-10 12:09:47 PM
i229.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-10 12:10:17 PM

Headso: Fuggin Bizzy: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.

LOL

Googly-eyed Wonderbread for VP couldn't dig your PR hole any deeper, at least. At this point, that'd be a step forward for Rmoney.

I love this idea.

But how do you tell Romney and the white bread apart?


Romney's are not Googley, duh!
 
2012-08-10 12:17:00 PM
PAUL RYAN IS NOT A POLICY WONK

PAUL RYAN IS NOT A POLICY WONK

PAUL RYAN IS NOT A POLICY WONK
 
2012-08-10 12:19:04 PM

the opposite of charity is justice: Virginia governorships are one-term affairs, McDonnell has literally nowhere to go politically. Which is a pretty strong criteria for accepting a VP nomination, let alone one for the Romney campaign.

One one hand, trying to swing Virginia would be nice. On the other, McDonnell's standing among independent female voters in Vrginia surely isn't helping his vetting process. I'm still leaning towards Portman as his choice but McDonnell has always been way up on my list of likely picks. Darn near everyone focusing on Ryan and Rubio has left me both scratching my head and humored.



McDonnell only ran for Governor of VA to be the VP pick in 2012. Lord knows he hasn't actually done anything worth a shiat in this state in the last 2 years.

That said, I can't imagine picking the guy would have any affect on this state. Its not like someone who was going to Vote for Obama will switch to Romney because they farking love Bob McDonnell so much.

Still waiting for those privatized liquor sales, Bobby.
 
2012-08-10 12:20:02 PM

Serious Black: Wow. This is heavy.


Came here for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-08-10 12:22:04 PM

The Homer Tax: the opposite of charity is justice: Virginia governorships are one-term affairs, McDonnell has literally nowhere to go politically. Which is a pretty strong criteria for accepting a VP nomination, let alone one for the Romney campaign.

One one hand, trying to swing Virginia would be nice. On the other, McDonnell's standing among independent female voters in Vrginia surely isn't helping his vetting process. I'm still leaning towards Portman as his choice but McDonnell has always been way up on my list of likely picks. Darn near everyone focusing on Ryan and Rubio has left me both scratching my head and humored.


McDonnell only ran for Governor of VA to be the VP pick in 2012. Lord knows he hasn't actually done anything worth a shiat in this state in the last 2 years.

That said, I can't imagine picking the guy would have any affect on this state. Its not like someone who was going to Vote for Obama will switch to Romney because they farking love Bob McDonnell so much.

Still waiting for those privatized liquor sales, Bobby.


I do find it hilarious that people who are adamantly against socialization of ANYTHING other than our national defense system think socialized liquor stores are completely kosher.
 
2012-08-10 12:30:28 PM

Opiate of the Lasses: PAUL RYAN IS NOT A POLICY WONK

PAUL RYAN IS NOT A POLICY WONK

PAUL RYAN IS NOT A POLICY WONK


Paul Ryan is a policy wank.
 
2012-08-10 12:32:24 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The Homer Tax: This is what's so fascinating about this election...farking *no one* wants to be this guy's running mate, it seems.

It's got to be pretty tough to find somebody who 1) won't overshadow Romney and 2) is dumb enough to walk up to the sacrificial altar because he thinks Romney can win. I suppose you could stick some googly eyes on a package of Wonder Bread, but it would fare pretty badly in the debates.


That made me think of the "Taxy the Tax Returns" fumetti we sometimes see in these threads
 
2012-08-10 12:32:27 PM

birchman: After the last week or so, I'd be surprised if he can convince anyone of significance to run with him. They'd basically be committing political suicide.


Oh come on, there are a huge host of names that would gladly be his running mate, and it wouldn't hurt them politically one bit.

Palin, Bachmann, Colin Powell. The list goes on.
 
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