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2012-08-13 03:10:14 PM  
FTA: "Everybody was against [Ryan] to start with only Romney for," said one top Republican, who is skeptical of the choice and griped that Romney's top advisors have "been giving Mitt everything he wanted in this campaign."
 
2012-08-13 03:21:15 PM  
Yeah, well last time, "everybody" wanted Sarah Palin, and McCain took their advice against his own judgement. So, let Romney be mavericky.
 
2012-08-13 03:39:17 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: FTA: "Everybody was against [Ryan] to start with only Romney for," said one top Republican, who is skeptical of the choice and griped that Romney's top advisors have "been giving Mitt everything he wanted in this campaign."


He's unaccustomed to people telling him "no" or contradicting him. The consquences, as reflected by his campaign, are painfully obvious.
 
2012-08-13 03:59:26 PM  

Diogenes: shower_in_my_socks: FTA: "Everybody was against [Ryan] to start with only Romney for," said one top Republican, who is skeptical of the choice and griped that Romney's top advisors have "been giving Mitt everything he wanted in this campaign."

He's unaccustomed to people telling him "no" or contradicting him. The consquences, as reflected by his campaign, are painfully obvious.


If Obama can get under his skin during the debates, he's going to melt down. I'm having the image of McCain begging that he and the government would pay for everyone's underwater mortgage in a desperate plea as he saw his chances fade replay in my mind.
 
2012-08-13 04:05:17 PM  
Ryan seems to be plagued by awkward shadows. First it was that unfortunate little shadow mustache from the 60 Minutes piece last night, now it's this picture where it looks like he wet his pants:
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
/hot. pants. wet.
 
2012-08-13 04:12:25 PM  
Romney has to be deliberately throwing the race. He's done everything but go on TV in a "F*CK YOU AMERICA" t-shirt.
 
2012-08-13 04:29:32 PM  

bloobeary: Romney has to be deliberately throwing the race. He's done everything but go on TV in a "F*CK YOU AMERICA" t-shirt.


When a significant portion of the country can't even agree that the President is a farking citizen, he could wear that shirt to a flag burning and 40% of America would shrug and say, "Well, at least he ain't one a them Muslims."
 
2012-08-13 04:39:16 PM  
So he will listen to people but make his own decision?

I'm ok with this!
 
2012-08-13 04:41:20 PM  

propasaurus: Ryan seems to be plagued by awkward shadows. First it was that unfortunate little shadow mustache from the 60 Minutes piece last night, now it's this picture where it looks like he wet his pants:



He also doesn't know how to buy clothes that fit. You would think that a millionaire with a career in the public spotlight could afford a style expert to help him out. And he's supposedly in great shape, which should make it easy.
 
2012-08-13 04:43:02 PM  
Romney: "EAT LEAD, FOOT!"
 
2012-08-13 04:47:37 PM  
The pick of Paul Ryan was a masterstroke by Romney. He is the solitary person who was born to run with Mitt. It is for the greater good that we remove the outlaws from the White House, force their exodus and win the hearts and minds back from the American people. The selection fills me with confidence, man. I want to see my hopes raised by another team in office, and Romney/Ryan is the one. We will be given a "tabula rasa," a "clean slate," having wiped away the long con that Obama has been doing to us. As the 23rd psalm says, live together, die alone. Obama has abandoned our values and never tells us the whole truth. The two Rs can get more done in three minutes than Obama did in the first 48 days. We've seen the man behind the curtain and have spent enough time through the looking glass chasing Obama's white rabbits. What is he, anyway? Man of science? Man of faith? More like a stranger in a strange land. Not one of us, that's for certain. Before the next 8 years dissolve to just flashes before your eyes and the cost of living continues to rise through Obama's every man for himself attitude, let's let the economist, Mr. Romney, and the constant thinker, Mr. Ryan show us the shape of things to come, before we all are adrift or confirmed dead.
 
2012-08-13 04:47:42 PM  

propasaurus: Ryan seems to be plagued by awkward shadows. First it was that unfortunate little shadow mustache from the 60 Minutes piece last night, now it's this picture where it looks like he wet his pants:
[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x664]
/hot. pants. wet.


Are you sure that's a shadow?
 
2012-08-13 04:53:04 PM  
It kind of makes you wonder who the campagn wanted for Veep (that Romney rejected).

That is the more interesting question, if you ask me.
 
2012-08-13 04:54:04 PM  

FloydA: Are you sure that's a shadow?


Yes. it's a shadow of the microphone Romney is holding in his hand. You can actually see the outline of the microphone (if you dare to look that closely).
 
2012-08-13 04:56:00 PM  

Ambivalence: FloydA: Are you sure that's a shadow?

Yes. it's a shadow of the microphone Romney is holding in his hand. You can actually see the outline of the microphone (if you dare to look that closely).


Haha, that shadow makes it look like Romney has him by the balls.
 
2012-08-13 04:58:45 PM  

propasaurus: Ryan seems to be plagued by awkward shadows. First it was that unfortunate little shadow mustache from the 60 Minutes piece last night, now it's this picture where it looks like he wet his pants:
[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x664]
/hot. pants. wet.


Leviticus: 13:16-18

Ye shall know the beast by shrouded light and the snugness of the khakis.
 
2012-08-13 05:04:00 PM  
modmins - this is a repeat from 4 years ago

LOL
 
2012-08-13 05:09:52 PM  

Ambivalence: It kind of makes you wonder who the campagn wanted for Veep (that Romney rejected).

That is the more interesting question, if you ask me.


Here is one for you. What pick would Fark approve of?!
 
2012-08-13 05:12:38 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Here is one for you. What pick would Fark approve of?!


Palin for the lulz!
 
2012-08-13 05:16:21 PM  
Oh my God he actually is Sarah Palin V2.0.
 
2012-08-13 05:19:14 PM  
WTF is it with Conservatives and the light blue shirts with one button undone and the sleeves rolled half way up the forearm. Their farking dress code is stricter than the Taliban's.
 
2012-08-13 05:21:14 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Ambivalence: It kind of makes you wonder who the campagn wanted for Veep (that Romney rejected).

That is the more interesting question, if you ask me.

Here is one for you. What pick would Fark approve of?!


i105.photobucket.com
I'm certain that Weedlord Bonerhitler would be the most popular choice.


Personally, I was really hoping that Tim Yenmor would get the nod.

i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-13 05:24:43 PM  
I really think the White House was fully prepared for the Ryan nomination. They've been trying to hang the Ryan budget around Mitt's neck for a few weeks now. And they had an anti-Ryan ad locked and loaded to roll out the minute the announcement was made. They knew this was the guy.
 
2012-08-13 05:26:26 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: The pick of Paul Ryan was a masterstroke by Romney. He is the solitary person who was born to run with Mitt. It is for the greater good that we remove the outlaws from the White House, force their exodus and win the hearts and minds back from the American people. The selection fills me with confidence, man. I want to see my hopes raised by another team in office, and Romney/Ryan is the one. We will be given a "tabula rasa," a "clean slate," having wiped away the long con that Obama has been doing to us. As the 23rd psalm says, live together, die alone. Obama has abandoned our values and never tells us the whole truth. The two Rs can get more done in three minutes than Obama did in the first 48 days. We've seen the man behind the curtain and have spent enough time through the looking glass chasing Obama's white rabbits. What is he, anyway? Man of science? Man of faith? More like a stranger in a strange land. Not one of us, that's for certain. Before the next 8 years dissolve to just flashes before your eyes and the cost of living continues to rise through Obama's every man for himself attitude, let's let the economist, Mr. Romney, and the constant thinker, Mr. Ryan show us the shape of things to come, before we all are adrift or confirmed dead.


I fully expect to see this reprinted verbatim in The Weekly Standard and NRO.
 
2012-08-13 05:30:33 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: The pick of Paul Ryan was a masterstroke by Romney. He is the solitary person who was born to run with Mitt. It is for the greater good that we remove the outlaws from the White House, force their exodus and win the hearts and minds back from the American people. The selection fills me with confidence, man. I want to see my hopes raised by another team in office, and Romney/Ryan is the one. We will be given a "tabula rasa," a "clean slate," having wiped away the long con that Obama has been doing to us. As the 23rd psalm says, live together, die alone. Obama has abandoned our values and never tells us the whole truth. The two Rs can get more done in three minutes than Obama did in the first <the other> 48 days. We've seen the man behind the curtain and have spent enough time through the looking glass chasing Obama's white rabbits. What is he, anyway? Man of science? Man of faith? More like a stranger in a strange land. Not one of us, that's for certain. Before the next 8 years dissolve to just flashes before your eyes and the cost of living continues to rise through Obama's every man for himself attitude, let's let the economist, Mr. Romney, and the constant thinker, Mr. Ryan show us the shape of things to come, before we all are adrift or confirmed dead.


What are "episodes of Lost" for $500, Alex?

/there were a lot, I might have missed a couple
 
2012-08-13 05:30:53 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: The pick of Paul Ryan was a masterstroke by Romney. He is the solitary person who was born to run with Mitt. It is for the greater good that we remove the outlaws from the White House, force their exodus and win the hearts and minds back from the American people. The selection fills me with confidence, man. I want to see my hopes raised by another team in office, and Romney/Ryan is the one. We will be given a "tabula rasa," a "clean slate," having wiped away the long con that Obama has been doing to us. As the 23rd psalm says, live together, die alone. Obama has abandoned our values and never tells us the whole truth. The two Rs can get more done in three minutes than Obama did in the first 48 days. We've seen the man behind the curtain and have spent enough time through the looking glass chasing Obama's white rabbits. What is he, anyway? Man of science? Man of faith? More like a stranger in a strange land. Not one of us, that's for certain. Before the next 8 years dissolve to just flashes before your eyes and the cost of living continues to rise through Obama's every man for himself attitude, let's let the economist, Mr. Romney, and the constant thinker, Mr. Ryan show us the shape of things to come, before we all are adrift or confirmed dead.

The Shape of Things to Come

was a pretty good movie. We need more research into flying wing aircraft.
 
2012-08-13 05:33:13 PM  

propasaurus: I really think the White House was fully prepared for the Ryan nomination. They've been trying to hang the Ryan budget around Mitt's neck for a few weeks now. And they had an anti-Ryan ad locked and loaded to roll out the minute the announcement was made. They knew this was the guy.


Pretty sure they had ads ready for each of the likely picks. Dunno what the Portman ad was, maybe just his name in big letters and then 25 seconds of people snoring.
 
2012-08-13 05:42:17 PM  

timujin: AdolfOliverPanties: The pick of Paul Ryan was a masterstroke by Romney. He is the solitary person who was born to run with Mitt. It is for the greater good that we remove the outlaws from the White House, force their exodus and win the hearts and minds back from the American people. The selection fills me with confidence, man. I want to see my hopes raised by another team in office, and Romney/Ryan is the one. We will be given a "tabula rasa," a "clean slate," having wiped away the long con that Obama has been doing to us. As the 23rd psalm says, live together, die alone. Obama has abandoned our values and never tells us the whole truth. The two Rs can get more done in three minutes than Obama did in the first <the other> 48 days. We've seen the man behind the curtain and have spent enough time through the looking glass chasing Obama's white rabbits. What is he, anyway? Man of science? Man of faith? More like a stranger in a strange land. Not one of us, that's for certain. Before the next 8 years dissolve to just flashes before your eyes and the cost of living continues to rise through Obama's every man for himself attitude, let's let the economist, Mr. Romney, and the constant thinker, Mr. Ryan show us the shape of things to come, before we all are adrift or confirmed dead.

What are "episodes of Lost" for $500, Alex?

/there were a lot, I might have missed a couple


Nice work. I've bolded the very few you missed.
 
2012-08-13 05:42:31 PM  

timujin:

What are "episodes of Lost" for $500, Alex?

/there were a lot, I might have missed a couple


Ah, thank you. I was completely off track. I was thinking "songs." I had Born to Run and Exodus from the 1970s, but then Stranger in a Strange Land was 1986, and Tabula Rasa was 1993, so I couldn't figure out the theme.
 
2012-08-13 05:50:25 PM  

propasaurus: Ryan seems to be plagued by awkward shadows. First it was that unfortunate little shadow mustache from the 60 Minutes piece last night, now it's this picture where it looks like he wet his pants:
[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x664]
/hot. pants. wet.


i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-13 05:57:35 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Here is one for you. What pick would Fark approve of?!


I don't know about fark, but if I tried to look at it objectively (and without vetting information for the contestants), Rubio would have been a good choice. Pawlenty might have been decent too. He got out of the presidential race before anyone thought to look up the skeletons in his closet.

But Ryan is the same kind of smarmy washington politician that republicans claim to hate. That they're trying very hard to paint him as something else is kind of hilarious.
 
2012-08-13 06:05:50 PM  
FlashHarry:

i49.tinypic.com

L, and may I add, OL.
 
2012-08-13 06:33:05 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: propasaurus: Ryan seems to be plagued by awkward shadows. First it was that unfortunate little shadow mustache from the 60 Minutes piece last night, now it's this picture where it looks like he wet his pants:


He also doesn't know how to buy clothes that fit. You would think that a millionaire with a career in the public spotlight could afford a style expert to help him out. And he's supposedly in great shape, which should make it easy.


The base wouldn't approve of wearing clothes that fit, it might look too gay. By wearing shirts that are too big and pants that are too baggy, he makes sure that they don't think he talks like a f*g and his shiat's all retarded.
 
2012-08-13 06:37:48 PM  
Day 2 of the winning strategy: Throw him under the bus
 
2012-08-13 06:37:54 PM  
The Koch bros,Rupert Murdoch and Sheldon Adelson wanted Ryan.
That's all that matters
 
2012-08-13 06:40:11 PM  
Et Tu, Trump?

On Tuesday morning, that bluntness was on full display as Trump spent several minutes plainly questioning the political chops of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and declaring, with characteristic conviction, that the Ryan budget would be an abject disaster for Romney.
"It is catastrophic what he's done," Trump told CNBC. "If they lose, it will be the single biggest reason why the Republicans lost: the Ryan plan." [...]

"I think the worst thing [Romney] can do is strongly embrace that budget if he wants to get elected," he said. "This will be the single worst move in the Republican Party for many years. This is going to be catastrophic."
 
2012-08-13 06:40:27 PM  

Lord_Baull: Day 2 of the winning strategy: Throw him under the bus


Yeah, this is not exactly a constructive leak. Republican political operatives seem very...displeased...with this campaign.
 
2012-08-13 06:41:07 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So he will listen to people but make his own decision?

I'm ok with this!


He wants to be President. He better learn to listen to his advisers, or that 3 a.m. phone call will become a 3:30 a.m. nuclear armageddon.
 
2012-08-13 06:42:37 PM  

timujin: AdolfOliverPanties: The pick of Paul Ryan was a masterstroke by Romney. He is the solitary person who was born to run with Mitt. It is for the greater good that we remove the outlaws from the White House, force their exodus and win the hearts and minds back from the American people. The selection fills me with confidence, man. I want to see my hopes raised by another team in office, and Romney/Ryan is the one. We will be given a "tabula rasa," a "clean slate," having wiped away the long con that Obama has been doing to us. As the 23rd psalm says, live together, die alone. Obama has abandoned our values and never tells us the whole truth. The two Rs can get more done in three minutes than Obama did in the first <the other> 48 days. We've seen the man behind the curtain and have spent enough time through the looking glass chasing Obama's white rabbits. What is he, anyway? Man of science? Man of faith? More like a stranger in a strange land. Not one of us, that's for certain. Before the next 8 years dissolve to just flashes before your eyes and the cost of living continues to rise through Obama's every man for himself attitude, let's let the economist, Mr. Romney, and the constant thinker, Mr. Ryan show us the shape of things to come, before we all are adrift or confirmed dead.

What are "episodes of Lost" for $500, Alex?

/there were a lot, I might have missed a couple


Damn.
I saw Born to Run and started looking for Springsteen songs.
/struggled to make it through Season 1 of Lost, I was drinking really heavily. I should revisit.
 
2012-08-13 06:42:47 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: FlashHarry:

[i49.tinypic.com image 273x235]

L, and may I add, OL.


MITT? He's nothing but a double crossing, low down dirty...
 
2012-08-13 06:43:11 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Ambivalence: It kind of makes you wonder who the campagn wanted for Veep (that Romney rejected).

That is the more interesting question, if you ask me.

Here is one for you. What pick would Fark approve of?!


I wouldn't vote for him regardless so my approval doesn't matter but insofar as who I think would help him win? Portman. He's a senator, an unknown nationally (they get to shape his image in the media), he's from Ohio which is a crucial swing state, he's boring and old which should appeal to old people whereas Ryan's budget is more likely to drive away old people. Rubio would have been a decent choice as well I think. He's one of the few Republicans who I've seen debate Jon Stewart who held his own and managed to make some cogent points. By the end of the interview I ended up respecting Rubio and liking him a little bit although I recognize that his policies blow.
 
2012-08-13 06:43:22 PM  
Glad I'm not the only one asking if Ryan pissed himself.

And put me in the camp of Romney isn't necessarily throwing this on purpose. He's just used to getting his way once he's made up his mind, and he's made up his mind that Ryan gives him the best shot possible.
 
2012-08-13 06:43:57 PM  
dtdstudios.com
 
2012-08-13 06:46:07 PM  

Ed Finnerty: [dtdstudios.com image 309x1000]


Why is that always so funny to me? I swear you could just photoshop a zoom in of some random guy doing a poker face and by the time it's zoomed all the way in I'd be laughing for no good reason.
 
2012-08-13 06:47:54 PM  
It is right and proper that he should have the VP candidate he wants. The idea that anyone can tell him 'No' is flat wrong, he wants to the the big wahoonie, so he has to be the big wahoonie in his own house first.

Of course he should be surrounded by people who will ADVISE honestly. It sounds like they probably did and he ignored them, as is his right.
 
2012-08-13 06:48:44 PM  
Has anyone else got the feeling that Paul Ryan wasn't really the first choice (or even fifth or sixth), but rather the only guy who actually said yes when asked?
 
2012-08-13 06:48:55 PM  

Hueg_Redd: Why is that always so funny to me? I swear you could just photoshop a zoom in of some random guy doing a poker face and by the time it's zoomed all the way in I'd be laughing for no good reason.


I'm glad someone else gets a kick out of them. I was giggling the whole time I made it. There's something about taking someone who is not the subject and making them the subject that I find hilarious.
 
2012-08-13 06:50:53 PM  
...in the 24 hours since Romney electrified conservatives with his choice...

Conservatives are electrified by this?
 
2012-08-13 06:51:32 PM  
I feel dirty saying it, but I give Romney points for picking his man against party opposition. Right or wrong decision, it suggests that Romney might actually be capable of telling the RNC no.

It's what McCain should have done. But he needed that RNC money sooooo badly.

If it's even true.
 
2012-08-13 06:53:43 PM  

JerkStore: Has anyone else got the feeling that Paul Ryan wasn't really the first choice (or even fifth or sixth), but rather the only guy who actually said yes when asked?


I do think that's a distinct possibility. Anybody who has even the slightest thought of running in 2016 would be an idiot to accept an offer.
 
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