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(Salon)   Paul Ryan's trip to the Iowa State Fair was ruined by people who wanted him to talk about policy issues   (salon.com ) divider line
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2012-08-14 09:30:50 AM  
It's no "let them eat cake", but it seems a start to that direction.
 
2012-08-14 09:35:01 AM  
Wah.
 
2012-08-14 09:52:46 AM  
i do love how everyone applauded rmoney's pick as a man of substance, and now he won't talk about anything. typical republicans.
 
2012-08-14 09:56:46 AM  
So much has been touted about the Iowa nopublicans that no one seems to remember that although 33,000 voted in a hotly contested caucus, the Democratic caucus pulled in over 25,000 voters in an election that meant nothing. Iowa went for Obama the last election and it may happen again.
 
2012-08-14 10:06:46 AM  

oldernell: Iowa went for Obama the last election and it may happen again.


it will likely happen again.
 
2012-08-14 10:13:40 AM  
Am I the only one who saw "BLOODY PEASANTS!" in there?
 
2012-08-14 10:17:05 AM  
There's a drought and the peasants are starving? Let them eat funnel cake!
 
2012-08-14 10:23:59 AM  
Seriously, though, if he cracks like that for a few hecklers, the next few months are going to be high comedy.
 
2012-08-14 10:32:07 AM  
PEOPLE, PLEASE! Let the man enjoy his campaign photo-op in peace! Just because he's the VP candidate in the middle of the campaign DOES NOT mean that he has to talk about issues relevant to the campaign!

/Dude just want's a corn dog. Humor him.
 
2012-08-14 10:37:36 AM  
Biden could walk into this debate rocking a mullet and still win.

In fact, I need this. I need Joe Biden to start growing a mullet.
 
2012-08-14 10:42:48 AM  
My sister was threatening to go scream things at him on Facebook yesterday. I wonder if she got any facetime.

When it comes to politics, my family is a little high-strung. I hope she wasn't escorted out before she could get a corn dog.
 
2012-08-14 10:47:32 AM  
Is this a thread where I can talk about how much I want a corn dog now?
 
2012-08-14 10:48:29 AM  
Way to punt the ball, Ryan...

abb3w: It's no "let them eat cake", but it seems a start to that direction.


Ummm... let them eat...deep-fried Snickers bars? Let them eat frydough? Let them eat corndogs?? THERE ARE SO MANY CARNIVAL FOODS TO CHOOSE FROM

/csb: the steak sammich vendor at our local fair made a pretty good steak sammich...
 
2012-08-14 10:49:39 AM  

what_now: Biden could walk into this debate rocking a mullet and still win.

In fact, I need this. I need Joe Biden to start growing a mullet.


I wouldn't be too surprised if he did, actually...
 
2012-08-14 10:51:17 AM  
Honestly? I'm so bored with Paul Ryan already. I don't even want to make fun of him for being a pedantic little shiat who doesn't understand how the United States works, I just want him to go away.
 
2012-08-14 10:57:16 AM  

what_now: Honestly? I'm so bored with Paul Ryan already. I don't even want to make fun of him for being a pedantic little shiat who doesn't understand how the United States works, I just want him to go away.


Ask him a question. That seems to be how to get him to go away.
 
2012-08-14 11:00:28 AM  

Aarontology: what_now: Honestly? I'm so bored with Paul Ryan already. I don't even want to make fun of him for being a pedantic little shiat who doesn't understand how the United States works, I just want him to go away.

Ask him a question. That seems to be how to get him to go away.


"Congressman Ryan: What newspapers do you read?"
 
2012-08-14 11:02:29 AM  
it's love and war in all fairs
 
2012-08-14 11:02:41 AM  
Romney's PlanTM is for Ryan's PlanTM to distract from the secret tax filings. It's working.
 
2012-08-14 11:05:07 AM  
Where's your corn dog now?
 
2012-08-14 11:05:47 AM  

what_now: Biden could walk into this debate rocking a mullet and still win.

In fact, I need this. I need Joe Biden to start growing a mullet.


o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-08-14 11:10:23 AM  

what_now: "Congressman Ryan: What newspapers do you read?"


HAVE THIS PERSON REMOVED FROM MY SIGHT
 
2012-08-14 11:13:09 AM  

MarshHawk: Romney's PlanTM is for Ryan's PlanTM to distract from the secret tax filings. It's working.


No, it isn't. He is simply too boring for this to work for more than another few days. By the time the convention starts, any shiny new car smell Paul Ryan had will have more than rubbed off, and there is simply no one lined up that will appeal to both the base and the moderates.

Had he picked Santorum, at least we would have been able to spend some time laughing.
 
2012-08-14 11:16:01 AM  

BunkoSquad: what_now: Biden could walk into this debate rocking a mullet and still win.

In fact, I need this. I need Joe Biden to start growing a mullet.

[o.onionstatic.com image 600x454]


win
 
2012-08-14 11:17:33 AM  

DeltaPunch: [o.onionstatic.com image 600x454]

win


Well, credit the Onion for the win; I just remembered it.
 
2012-08-14 11:22:51 AM  

FlashHarry: i do love how everyone applauded rmoney's pick as a man of substance, and now he won't talk about anything. typical republicans.


Ryan is a man of substance. He is the leading economic thinker of the GOP. He has put forth serious, thoughtful, and intelligent plans for the budget and medicare. These plans offer a very real and sensible course of action. Which is why Romney is distancing himself from all of Ryans plans.
 
2012-08-14 11:24:55 AM  
Usually you get a bump from your VP pick not screeching car tire sound.
 
2012-08-14 11:25:25 AM  

BunkoSquad: what_now: Biden could walk into this debate rocking a mullet and still win.

In fact, I need this. I need Joe Biden to start growing a mullet.

[o.onionstatic.com image 600x454]


It's ... it's beautiful
 
2012-08-14 11:27:01 AM  
I like to see people rail on Biden for his gaffes. Then I ask "Well, Ryan won't even answer questions and charged for his constituents to see him."

'Crickets chirping'.


Ryan is just your typical assholes Republican, actually even worse because he has a hard on for Ayn Rand. Biden is more down to Earth and, I think, more intelligent. He just doesn't necessarily come across as that at all times.
 
2012-08-14 11:30:17 AM  

Dinki: FlashHarry: i do love how everyone applauded rmoney's pick as a man of substance, and now he won't talk about anything. typical republicans.

Ryan is a man of substance. He is the leading economic thinker of the GOP. He has put forth serious, thoughtful, and intelligent plans for the budget and medicare. These plans offer a very real and sensible course of action. Which is why Romney is distancing himself from all of Ryans plans.


lolwut?
 
2012-08-14 11:31:18 AM  

unlikely: Seriously, though, if he cracks like that for a few hecklers, the next few months are going to be high comedy.


This.

How long before these folks start getting called "Democratic Operatives" by Limbaugh/Coulter/Hannity.
 
2012-08-14 11:32:00 AM  

Dinki: FlashHarry: i do love how everyone applauded rmoney's pick as a man of substance, and now he won't talk about anything. typical republicans.

Ryan is a man of substance. He is the leading economic thinker of the GOP. He has put forth serious, thoughtful, and intelligent plans for the budget and medicare. These plans offer a very real and sensible course of action. Which is why Romney is distancing himself from all of Ryans plans.


I edited out all the lies.
 
2012-08-14 11:34:35 AM  
Sorry, that's not a hair question.
 
2012-08-14 11:35:27 AM  

media.salon.com
"You want to know what I think of you peasants? Get me a turkey."

www.rumproast.com
*slap* *slap* *slap* *pfft* "Ohh... that was good. Okay, I'll read my plan to you now."

reddogreport.com
"It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags and importuning every passenger for an alms..."

 
2012-08-14 11:37:13 AM  
I really don't get why Ryan let this become a huge storm of FAIL. I mean, how hard would it be to get a crib sheet of answers to obvious questions from a campaign staffer beforehand and run through them a couple times before heading out to meet the biomass? Isn't this covered in Retail Politics 101?

Dumbass politician is dumbass.
 
2012-08-14 11:42:20 AM  
My favorite was when he shouted out "What you need to be doing is asking Obama 'Where are the jobs?'". For the life of me I can't figure out why nobody shouted back asking for his plan. Has anybody heard their plan for creating jobs? I haven't. Maybe I just missed something. I hear a lot of rhetoric, but that's about it.
 
2012-08-14 11:43:18 AM  
Getting Ryan to talk about policy issues is about as hard as getting the Kardashians to talk about themselves.

He's working for Romney now, so allow him a little time to get on message just on the odd chance there are people out there ready to pounce on his every utterance and twist it to fit the Obamiden negativity world tour.
 
2012-08-14 11:43:24 AM  
Asked whether he supported efforts to provide federal relief to farmers struggling with the state's historic drought, Ryan waved off the reporter. "We'll get into all those policy things later," he said, adding, rather unbelievably, "Right now I just want to enjoy the fair."

Too farking bad, shiathead. You're not there to have fun. You're stumping.

What's with these self-entitled little flowers thinking they can run for president and make policy decisions without actually being examined in any way?
 
2012-08-14 11:43:49 AM  

exick: Is this a thread where I can talk about how much I want a corn dog now?


We'll allow it. Proceed.
 
2012-08-14 11:44:05 AM  

Cletus C.: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! People are mean in a political campaign!

 
2012-08-14 11:48:20 AM  

Cletus C.: He's working for Romney now, so allow him a little time to get on message just on the odd chance there are people out there ready to pounce on his every utterance and twist it to fit the Obamiden negativity world tour.


He wasn't dealing with Obama or Biden. He was stumping the hustings. He was entering the world of retail politics. This isn't getting in front of guys in suits who just paid $5000 for a plate of rubber chicken and will politely clap at whatever you say. These are the common clay of the New West with corndogs and turkey legs who might want to ask you some questions. It really helps your campaign and public image to engage with them and answer their concerns.
 
2012-08-14 11:49:02 AM  

Aarontology: what_now: "Congressman Ryan: What newspapers do you read?"

HAVE THIS PERSON REMOVED FROM MY SIGHT


Get him up against the wall!!!

♪ AGAINST.... THE..... WAAAAALLLLLLLL! ♫
 
2012-08-14 11:49:16 AM  

Cletus C.: Getting Ryan to talk about policy issues is about as hard as getting the Kardashians to talk about themselves.

He's working for Romney now, so allow him a little time to get on message just on the odd chance there are people out there ready to pounce on his every utterance and twist it to fit the Obamiden negativity world tour.


FAIL.

What do you think campaigns do, shove Tiffany cufflinks up their asses?

What do you think Romney has done against Obama so far?

LIE: Ohio Early Voting Ad

LIE: Welfare Reform Ad

Out of Context: You didn't build it.

Get out of here if you are going to whine like a little biatch. Every side is going to attack each other, so either talk about the issues or go home and fap to Gloria Estefan.
 
2012-08-14 11:49:51 AM  

theorellior: He wasn't dealing with Obama or Biden. He was stumping the hustings. He was entering the world of retail politics. This isn't getting in front of guys in suits who just paid $5000 for a plate of rubber chicken and will politely clap at whatever you say. These are the common clay of the New West with corndogs and turkey legs who might want to ask you some questions. It really helps your campaign and public image to engage with them and answer their concerns.


It's amazing. Even if it's an unfortunate subject, even asking about the drought is basically a softball because there's no follow-up. You just smile, say you sympathize, say when you're in office they'll get help, and walk on to the next crowd.

How does he fark that up?
 
2012-08-14 11:50:33 AM  

Cletus C.: He's working for Romney now, so allow him a little time to get on message just on the odd chance there are people out there ready to pounce on his every utterance and twist it to fit the Obamiden negativity world tour.


Ok. Then he shouldn't have gone stumping at a state fair.
 
2012-08-14 11:50:57 AM  

Cletus C.: Obamiden negativity world tour


I'd like to point out the hilarity of this considering just a few weeks ago, Mitt made a world tour where he ended up insulting the people of two and a half countries.
 
2012-08-14 11:51:38 AM  
3-peat?
 
2012-08-14 11:51:39 AM  

Bloody William: theorellior: He wasn't dealing with Obama or Biden. He was stumping the hustings. He was entering the world of retail politics. This isn't getting in front of guys in suits who just paid $5000 for a plate of rubber chicken and will politely clap at whatever you say. These are the common clay of the New West with corndogs and turkey legs who might want to ask you some questions. It really helps your campaign and public image to engage with them and answer their concerns.

It's amazing. Even if it's an unfortunate subject, even asking about the drought is basically a softball because there's no follow-up. You just smile, say you sympathize, say when you're in office they'll get help, and walk on to the next crowd.

How does he fark that up?


How do you fark up a foreign policy tour in ENGLAND?
 
2012-08-14 11:54:23 AM  

what_now: Bloody William: theorellior: He wasn't dealing with Obama or Biden. He was stumping the hustings. He was entering the world of retail politics. This isn't getting in front of guys in suits who just paid $5000 for a plate of rubber chicken and will politely clap at whatever you say. These are the common clay of the New West with corndogs and turkey legs who might want to ask you some questions. It really helps your campaign and public image to engage with them and answer their concerns.

It's amazing. Even if it's an unfortunate subject, even asking about the drought is basically a softball because there's no follow-up. You just smile, say you sympathize, say when you're in office they'll get help, and walk on to the next crowd.

How does he fark that up?

How do you fark up a foreign policy tour in ENGLAND?


Tell them you think Man U are a bunch of panty waisted kruffle nuffers.
 
2012-08-14 11:54:33 AM  

Cletus C.: Getting Ryan to talk about policy issues is about as hard as getting the Kardashians to talk about themselves.

He's working for Romney now, so allow him a little time to get on message just on the odd chance there are people out there ready to pounce on his every utterance and twist it to fit the Obamiden negativity world tour.



exactly!
If you want to be a strong leader you'd better get someone to tell you what to say when people want to know what you think.

lol, doing great GOP
 
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