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(AP)   Mitt Romney will announce his VP pick tomorrow in Norfolk, Virginia. Short list is Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Who ya got?   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 621
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2012-08-11 12:34:43 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Obama announced his VP choice on a Saturday too but he did it in the farking afternoon when the whole nation is awake and not at 9AM EDT.


Well the left coast will still be asleep, but that's just all a bunch of hippy libs anyway. Real Americans will be up before dawn working the earth and clay with their bare hands, and have put in almost an entire full day's work before they sit down in front of their radios to listen to the announcement live.
 
2012-08-11 12:34:57 AM  
If I were a CongressCritter or a Senator up for re-election, I'd be terrified that I'm getting caught up in the coming Obama Onslaught.
 
2012-08-11 12:35:38 AM  

spongeboob: Mrtraveler01: doyner: Has anyone considered that this could just be an attempt to shore-up his campaign from the derposphere on the far right?

That's definately the reason. I mean what other logical reason is there to pick a person as toxic as Paul Ryan?

If he is still trying to shore up the base in August when will he be able to try and pick up independents?


The GOP really didn't learn anything in 2008 did they?
 
2012-08-11 12:35:54 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: Bigdogdaddy: Graduating from Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville in 1988, Ryan was voted prom king and "Biggest Brown-Noser" by his fellow classmates.[13][14] In college, he briefly worked for Oscar Mayer as a Wienermobile driver

LOL...just LOL

Have these names come from the Romney camp or are they just pulled out of the sky by the media?

Oh man, please tell me someone has photos of him in the uniform, driving the Wienermobile around.


If he gets the nod, I can personally guarantee you a chop from myself of him and Rmoney in it. It will be the new epic meme. lolol
 
2012-08-11 12:35:58 AM  
A man whose first name is Willard running with a guy who looks like Willard.

If you don't think it's going to be Paul Ryan, you can stand to win a lot on Intrade.
 
2012-08-11 12:36:03 AM  
i241.photobucket.com

Start your engines...
 
2012-08-11 12:36:14 AM  

spongeboob: Mrtraveler01: doyner: Has anyone considered that this could just be an attempt to shore-up his campaign from the derposphere on the far right?

That's definately the reason. I mean what other logical reason is there to pick a person as toxic as Paul Ryan?

If he is still trying to shore up the base in August when will he be able to try and pick up independents?


He needs the cash from his contributors to keep flowing. They're his most important derpographic.
 
2012-08-11 12:36:16 AM  
I can't see how this will get him anything but a collective "meh" from the media. I mean, I know they're in his pocket, but Ryan is just boring as shiat.
 
2012-08-11 12:36:37 AM  

quartercomma: Speaking of muppets, I was hoping for Michael Steele. That would be been epic.


Stop what you're doing, 'cause I'm about to ruin
The image and the style that you're used to.

Also, everyone knows who the real VP choice is:

avaaston.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-11 12:36:38 AM  
i63.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-11 12:37:37 AM  

FlashHarry:

Romney's losing independents. Why on earth would he want to move even farther right?


Because he was also losing the Tea Partiers. But they'll come back to the fold, even if he picked an actual moderate and even starting acting kind of moderate himself. All he'd have to do is send out some surrogates to remind them that the President is blah, and they'd get right in line.

So he's shoring up the base that he didn't really need to shore up, and in fact couldn't shore up without losing even more independents. But some noise and a slump in the polls and he's making a desperation move. Classic sign of a bad candidate.
 
2012-08-11 12:37:40 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: Mrtraveler01: Obama announced his VP choice on a Saturday too but he did it in the farking afternoon when the whole nation is awake and not at 9AM EDT.

Well the left coast will still be asleep, but that's just all a bunch of hippy libs anyway. Real Americans will be up before dawn working the earth and clay with their bare hands, and have put in almost an entire full day's work before they sit down in front of their radios to listen to the announcement live.


But what about the Rugged Individualists in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana?
 
2012-08-11 12:37:46 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-11 12:37:52 AM  
Biden will probably be listening on his transistor radio as he washes his Trans Am tomorrow morning.
 
2012-08-11 12:37:56 AM  

Richard Roma: [i241.photobucket.com image 474x637]

Start your engines...


Thanks!
 
2012-08-11 12:38:14 AM  
At the very least this will shield any coverage of Mitt begging Obama not to attack him on taxes, or his record as a businessman, or anything else not related to the 2002 Winter Olympics.
 
2012-08-11 12:38:14 AM  

FlashHarry: Mrtraveler01: doyner: Has anyone considered that this could just be an attempt to shore-up his campaign from the derposphere on the far right?

That's definately the reason. I mean what other logical reason is there to pick a person as toxic as Paul Ryan?

Romney's losing independents. Why on earth would he want to move even farther right?


Because if you lose independents you lose the Presidential Election.

If you lose your BASE, you lose any chance at the Senate and watch your majority in the House get cut off at the knees.

Personally I think the Ryan pick is just that...an effort to get enough people to turn out on election day to save the House and pick up some seats in the Senate. If they go with Pawlenty or Portman they won't even have that.
 
2012-08-11 12:38:46 AM  
rhudyco.squarespace.com
 
2012-08-11 12:39:13 AM  
Remember all those stupid old Teabaggers who said "Get your damn government hands off my Medicare!!"?

Medicare is the one thing they love.

Paul Ryan wants to end Medicare as we know it.

Pass the popcorn, this is going to be fun - Watching the teabaggers (who are already suspicious of Romney) turn on the GOP in a way they never expected
 
2012-08-11 12:39:24 AM  
The GOP ticket is an incredibly rich, tax-dodging @sshole who wants to pay even LESS in taxes, and a running mate who wants to give him those tax cuts in exchange for destroying Social Security and Medicare.
 
2012-08-11 12:39:26 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: FlashHarry: Mrtraveler01: doyner: Has anyone considered that this could just be an attempt to shore-up his campaign from the derposphere on the far right?

That's definately the reason. I mean what other logical reason is there to pick a person as toxic as Paul Ryan?

Romney's losing independents. Why on earth would he want to move even farther right?

Because if you lose independents you lose the Presidential Election.

If you lose your BASE, you lose any chance at the Senate and watch your majority in the House get cut off at the knees.

Personally I think the Ryan pick is just that...an effort to get enough people to turn out on election day to save the House and pick up some seats in the Senate. If they go with Pawlenty or Portman they won't even have that.


So they've basically already forfeited the presidency. Interesting.
 
2012-08-11 12:39:28 AM  
SLAB SQUATHRUST!
 
2012-08-11 12:39:55 AM  
First official campaign photo!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-11 12:40:12 AM  

mr bad example: Ryan will just be a slightly less crazy version of Palin, fire up the base but alienate the moderates. Could anybody really make a big difference, though?


Except that old people tend to vote Republican. They won't be happy with a guy who vows to get rid of their Medicare and Social Security. I'm sure Obama and the Democrats will educate them what the Ryan budget means to them.
 
2012-08-11 12:40:35 AM  

Smelly McUgly: But what about the Rugged Individualists in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana?


Most lack electricity and regular mail delivery, and probably won't hear about this until the middle of next week anyway by word of mouth at the General Store.
 
2012-08-11 12:40:42 AM  
Thanks for going batshiat in response to this week's Obama +6, Obama +7, Obama +9, Obama +10 polls, Mitt.
 
2012-08-11 12:40:45 AM  

Mrtraveler01: spongeboob: Mrtraveler01: doyner: Has anyone considered that this could just be an attempt to shore-up his campaign from the derposphere on the far right?

That's definately the reason. I mean what other logical reason is there to pick a person as toxic as Paul Ryan?

If he is still trying to shore up the base in August when will he be able to try and pick up independents?

The GOP really didn't learn anything in 2008 did they?


Learning and GOP don't go together.

/well TLC does seem to be Republican
 
2012-08-11 12:40:47 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: Mrtraveler01: Obama announced his VP choice on a Saturday too but he did it in the farking afternoon when the whole nation is awake and not at 9AM EDT.

Well the left coast will still be asleep, but that's just all a bunch of hippy libs anyway. Real Americans will be up before dawn working the earth and clay with their bare hands, and have put in almost an entire full day's work before they sit down in front of their radios to listen to the announcement live.



Brought to you by Pappy O'Daniels Flour Hour.
 
2012-08-11 12:41:07 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: First official campaign photo!

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 271x256]


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-11 12:41:17 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: The GOP ticket is an incredibly rich, tax-dodging @sshole who wants to pay even LESS in taxes, and a running mate who wants to give him those tax cuts in exchange for destroying Social Security and Medicare.


America deserves to see these policies openly debated and I salute Romney if he is committed to seeing that happen
 
2012-08-11 12:41:23 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

This is the district that Paul Ryan represents. He has only been a congressman, and has never won statewide. The district was carried by Obama in 2008 with 51% of the vote. It is also the home of Wade Michael Page, the gunman that shot up the Sikh temple in Oak Creek.
 
2012-08-11 12:41:31 AM  
I'm so glad I don't live in Norfolk any more because there will be many people reading this and thinking, "He's announcing it where? Oh, fark, As if traffic on Waterside isn't bad enough on a regular day. This yahoo just made getting to the highway that much more fun."
 
2012-08-11 12:41:36 AM  

CokeBear: Watching the teabaggers (who are already suspicious of Romney) turn on the GOP in a way they never expected


Ryan is the personification of the Tea Party. He is their superhero
 
2012-08-11 12:41:44 AM  
Romney IS Mormon. Maybe he'll choose multiple running mates?
 
2012-08-11 12:41:56 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: FlashHarry: Mrtraveler01: doyner: Has anyone considered that this could just be an attempt to shore-up his campaign from the derposphere on the far right?

That's definately the reason. I mean what other logical reason is there to pick a person as toxic as Paul Ryan?

Romney's losing independents. Why on earth would he want to move even farther right?

Because if you lose independents you lose the Presidential Election.

If you lose your BASE, you lose any chance at the Senate and watch your majority in the House get cut off at the knees.

Personally I think the Ryan pick is just that...an effort to get enough people to turn out on election day to save the House and pick up some seats in the Senate. If they go with Pawlenty or Portman they won't even have that.


Then Romney should have gone full derp and run Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann because while Tea Partiers might love the IDEA of Randian Paradise, they ACTUALLY love Medicare being funded by the government. Ryan's budget plan is actually a non-starter for the lunatic fringe, even though they claim to love the idea of cutting social services to the bone.
 
2012-08-11 12:42:12 AM  

doyner: spongeboob: Mrtraveler01: doyner: Has anyone considered that this could just be an attempt to shore-up his campaign from the derposphere on the far right?

That's definately the reason. I mean what other logical reason is there to pick a person as toxic as Paul Ryan?

If he is still trying to shore up the base in August when will he be able to try and pick up independents?

He needs the cash from his contributors to keep flowing. They're his most important derpographic.


Well played.
 
2012-08-11 12:42:19 AM  

Gwendolyn: Oh yeah do it on the desk of a battleship. Feigning a connection with the military worked so well for Dukakis.


"Mission Accomplished"
 
2012-08-11 12:42:48 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-11 12:42:57 AM  
"Hi, it's Tagg. You're not it."
- @BoloBoffin
 
2012-08-11 12:43:11 AM  

CokeBear: Remember all those stupid old Teabaggers who said "Get your damn government hands off my Medicare!!"?

Medicare is the one thing they love.

Paul Ryan wants to end Medicare as we know it.

Pass the popcorn, this is going to be fun - Watching the teabaggers (who are already suspicious of Romney) turn on the GOP in a way they never expected


Nah. They will just say none of the privatization aspects will take place until after all those blue hairs are dead. They keep their benefits but will immediately keep those pesky blah people from being welfare queens. Problem solved.
 
2012-08-11 12:43:15 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Pawlenty


I've always thought it's Pawlenty. Romney is not John McCain, and he's not going to try to be be a "Maverick". His political style is on message, by the numbers, play it safe. He's lay up in the middle of the fairway and shooting for par. He's going to appeal to moderates and hope the Obama hate fuels the cuckoo base.

Meanwhile, Pawlenty has basically been relentlessly, openly and shamelessly campaigning for this job for about 8 months.
 
2012-08-11 12:43:26 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: First official campaign photo!

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 271x256]


I love you.
 
2012-08-11 12:44:20 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: [i.imgur.com image 587x637]


Do one of these Ryan = Wienermobile please
 
2012-08-11 12:44:27 AM  
Paul Ryan's budget cuts Romney's taxes to zero.

Not sure why that point hasn't gained more traction.
 
2012-08-11 12:44:31 AM  

InmanRoshi: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Pawlenty

I've always thought it's Pawlenty. Romney is not John McCain, and he's not going to try to be be a "Maverick". His political style is on message, by the numbers, play it safe. He's lay up in the middle of the fairway and shooting for par. He's going to appeal to moderates and hope the Obama hate fuels the cuckoo base.

Meanwhile, Pawlenty has basically been relentlessly, openly and shamelessly campaigning for this job for about 8 months.


Yeah...poor Tim. What's he thinking right now, "awwww...knew I should've gotten the left ear pierced, would've shown how hip and edgy I am."
 
2012-08-11 12:44:32 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Ryan is the personification of the Tea Party. He is their superhero



This was forced on Romney just as Palin was forced onto McCain. Romney needs to put his campaign into triage mode to stop the damage from the lines of attack that have been destroying him. Instead, he's picked the most controversial person he could who will open even more lines of attack against him.
 
2012-08-11 12:44:40 AM  

InmanRoshi: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Pawlenty

I've always thought it's Pawlenty. Romney is not John McCain, and he's not going to try to be be a "Maverick". His political style is on message, by the numbers, play it safe. He's lay up in the middle of the fairway and shooting for par. He's going to appeal to moderates and hope the Obama hate fuels the cuckoo base.

Meanwhile, Pawlenty has basically been relentlessly, openly and shamelessly campaigning for this job for about 8 months.


I wonder how shiatty he felt after he dropped out only to see buffoons like Cain and Bachmann take the lead. He had to be kicking himself.
 
2012-08-11 12:44:45 AM  

drewsclues: DamnYankees: I dont see what Ryan brings to the table. He's a combination of extreme catholic and boring.


But but but Catholic. That helped put Thomas Eagleton on the 1972 ticket.
 
2012-08-11 12:44:50 AM  
This is giving me such a joy boner. here's hoping that old people actually pay attention and learn all of the relevant fac---- HAHAHAHA sorry. almost kept a straight face. sad thing is this will still probably be too close for comfort. I hope I'm wrong.

/not trying to concern troll, genuinely concerned about the high levels of derp I'm detecting in this sector of the world.
 
2012-08-11 12:44:57 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: [rhudyco.squarespace.com image 462x640]


Do you think he'll bring that much gravitas and dignity to the office?
 
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