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2013-08-15 03:27:55 PM
Can you imagine the questions he'd come up with? Mr. Rubio, given that the current president is a complete and utter failure in everything he has done, is there any program, department, or individual you would retain when you took office?
Mr Christie, Do you now regret having shaken Obamas hand and not slapping him in the face when he visited your state after Sandy?
Mr Ryan, given how your economic plan is the only real way to save the US economy, How soon will you be dismantling the welfare state and implementing your vision for America?
 
2013-08-15 03:34:27 PM

Dinki: Can you imagine the questions he'd come up with? Mr. Rubio, given that the current president is a complete and utter failure in everything he has done, is there any program, department, or individual you would retain when you took office?
Mr Christie, Do you now regret having shaken Obamas hand and not slapping him in the face when he visited your state after Sandy?
Mr Ryan, given how your economic plan is the only real way to save the US economy, How soon will you be dismantling the welfare state and implementing your vision for America?


Mr. Christie, are you willing to share that ice cream with me?
 
2013-08-15 04:00:57 PM
Cabana boys, rent or buy?
 
2013-08-15 04:12:24 PM
The benefits of this are readily apparent. These three radio hosts command large audiences, far larger than a typical presidential-primary debate would attract. Furthermore, they would attract the people that the GOP most needs to energize for a national election - grassroots conservatives and highly-engaged voters

There's no way that could possibly backfire.
 
2013-08-15 04:18:48 PM
WHAR PUDDING? WHAR?
 
2013-08-15 04:19:40 PM
This is a great idea.  Having fair and balanced moderators at the debates will help the GOP to finally purge itself of the RINOs and other appeasers that keep costing them elections.
 
2013-08-15 04:28:37 PM
Considering how long he lasted as MNF commentator, I'd give him til the first commercial break.

// oh, and since the debate's on FoxNews, there will be commercials
// Goldline, political spot, Poli-Grip, political spot, reverse mortgages (sold by Fred Thompson! He was an actor! And a Republican! And now he has a goatee, like the hip, young crowd!), political spot
 
2013-08-15 04:30:30 PM
You can trust him there as much as you can trust him to guard the donuts in the break room.
 
2013-08-15 04:32:22 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The benefits of this are readily apparent. These three radio hosts command large audiences, far larger than a typical presidential-primary debate would attract. Furthermore, they would attract the people that the GOP most needs to energize for a national election - grassroots conservatives and highly-engaged voters

There's no way that could possibly backfire.


And, predictably...

FloydA: This is a great idea.  Having fair and balanced moderators at the debates will help the GOP to finally purge itself of the RINOs and other appeasers that keep costing them elections.


Great idea, like the Hindenburg and the Titanic were great ideas. Actually, I hope the GOP does this; it'll accelerate the move of the current Republican party to the dustbin of history.
 
2013-08-15 04:52:01 PM

Speaker2Animals: Marcus Aurelius: The benefits of this are readily apparent. These three radio hosts command large audiences, far larger than a typical presidential-primary debate would attract. Furthermore, they would attract the people that the GOP most needs to energize for a national election - grassroots conservatives and highly-engaged voters

There's no way that could possibly backfire.

And, predictably...

FloydA: This is a great idea.  Having fair and balanced moderators at the debates will help the GOP to finally purge itself of the RINOs and other appeasers that keep costing them elections.

Great idea, like the Hindenburg and the Titanic were great ideas. Actually, I hope the GOP does this; it'll accelerate the move of the current Republican party to the dustbin of history.


Exactly!  Once the Republicans purge the party of all the wishy-washy fake conservatives, the American people will flock to the GOP banner, just like the banners that flew on the majestic voyage of the Hindenburg.
 
2013-08-15 05:07:23 PM

FloydA: Speaker2Animals: Marcus Aurelius: The benefits of this are readily apparent. These three radio hosts command large audiences, far larger than a typical presidential-primary debate would attract. Furthermore, they would attract the people that the GOP most needs to energize for a national election - grassroots conservatives and highly-engaged voters

There's no way that could possibly backfire.

And, predictably...

FloydA: This is a great idea.  Having fair and balanced moderators at the debates will help the GOP to finally purge itself of the RINOs and other appeasers that keep costing them elections.

Great idea, like the Hindenburg and the Titanic were great ideas. Actually, I hope the GOP does this; it'll accelerate the move of the current Republican party to the dustbin of history.

Exactly!  Once the Republicans purge the party of all the wishy-washy fake conservatives, the American people will flock to the GOP banner, just like the banners that flew on the majestic voyage of the Hindenburg.


Yeah, and those few who do flock to the banners will go down in flames. The hard-right ideology of those who use the term RINO has no chance of winning a general election. None.
 
2013-08-15 05:23:18 PM
i can see him in the production meeting: "maybe a boxing theme! instead of ring girls between the "rounds," we could use, oh, i don't know... young dominican boys to hold aloft the signs. Of course they'd have to be dressed in the customary athletic garments. now if you'll excuse me, i have to go to the bathroom all of a sudden."
 
2013-08-15 05:31:51 PM
They should just get Beef Supreme to do it.
 
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2013-08-15 05:39:14 PM
Two words: Stephen Colbert
 
2013-08-15 05:46:06 PM
Do it! I want to see the whole Republican intelligentsia in all its glory in one room on live TV.
 
2013-08-15 05:47:06 PM

doyner: They should just get Beef Supreme to do it.


Of all the posts so far in this thread, yours makes the most sense. Fark it, GOP, just go in dry. We all know it's coming so you may as well get on with it.
 
2013-08-15 05:49:41 PM

doyner: They should just get Beef Supreme to do it.


He has my vote...

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2013-08-15 06:15:45 PM
Will the crowd boo an active duty soldier again?
 
2013-08-15 06:18:23 PM

naughtyrev: Dinki: Can you imagine the questions he'd come up with? Mr. Rubio, given that the current president is a complete and utter failure in everything he has done, is there any program, department, or individual you would retain when you took office?
Mr Christie, Do you now regret having shaken Obamas hand and not slapping him in the face when he visited your state after Sandy?
Mr Ryan, given how your economic plan is the only real way to save the US economy, How soon will you be dismantling the welfare state and implementing your vision for America?

Mr. Christie, are you willing to share that ice cream with me?


Mr. Cain, take that bone out of your nose!
 
2013-08-15 06:20:33 PM
For the love of the almighty FSM, DO IT!!
 
2013-08-15 06:21:32 PM
As Nike would say:

JUST DO IT.
 
2013-08-15 06:21:49 PM
Oh oh pleaaaase!

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This page has much worse but it won't let me link the images.
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2013-08-15 06:22:06 PM
MISTER CHRISTIE WHAR PUDDING WHAR

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2013-08-15 06:22:13 PM
Yeah? Why not? El Gasbag is as responsible for the deterioration of intelligent political conversation as anyone else. Why not? Let him spread his slime all over the Republican candidates and watch them bow down to him. Should be a good laugh.
 
2013-08-15 06:23:03 PM
BULLshiat.

This is just paid provocateurs idly speculating in an effort to get page clicks.

A gossip site claims an "unnamed source" said "someone" was thinking about it, and a bunch of intraweb paid pundit wonks opine about what it might mean? This has less legitimacy that three college guys sharing a bong discussing "what would be cool if..."

Call me when there is an actual story.
 
2013-08-15 06:29:16 PM
so nbc might air a Hillary movie and that disqualifies their networks from holding debates. but having Limbaugh et al hold it on Fox is a-okay and in no way biased?

Face it Republicans, you're bedwetting little pussies outside of your bubble.
 
2013-08-15 06:31:27 PM

BojanglesPaladin: BULLshiat.

This is just paid provocateurs idly speculating in an effort to get page clicks.

A gossip site claims an "unnamed source" said "someone" was thinking about it, and a bunch of intraweb paid pundit wonks opine about what it might mean? This has less legitimacy that three college guys sharing a bong discussing "what would be cool if..."

Call me when there is an actual story.


You mean in 3 farking years when the election for president actually starts to matter? How will they get more page clicks from that NOW???
 
2013-08-15 06:31:44 PM
OHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASE
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2013-08-15 06:31:57 PM
probably not true, but even if it is, would anyone have a problem with this? I would not have a problem with Rachel Maddow moderating a democratic debate.

/as long as none of the candidates are sluts
//looking at you Santorum
///slash
 
2013-08-15 06:32:20 PM
Do it, nancy boys
 
2013-08-15 06:32:54 PM
Our UPS driver comes down our block often with Limbaugh blaring at insanely loud volumes.

Guess he hates his own union.
 
2013-08-15 06:33:46 PM
What?  I can't hear you, there's an echo in the room.
 
2013-08-15 06:36:03 PM

Keanus Acting Coach: probably not true, but even if it is, would anyone have a problem with this? I would not have a problem with Rachel Maddow moderating a democratic debate.

/as long as none of the candidates are sluts
//looking at you Santorum
///slash


Rush presents himself as an entertainer, I believe
 
2013-08-15 06:40:32 PM
Can you farking imagine the uproar if one of the Democratic nominees talked back or cut him off? The radio butthurt the next day would be so strong that aliens would show up to see if we need lube.
 
2013-08-15 06:40:55 PM

Keanus Acting Coach: probably not true, but even if it is, would anyone have a problem with this? I would not have a problem with Rachel Maddow moderating a democratic debate.

/as long as none of the candidates are sluts
//looking at you Santorum
///slash


I think the difference is that Maddow isn't averse to calling Democrats out or asking real questions. I can't imagine any of these supposed potential moderators tossing Republican candidates anything but nice, soft, underhanded pitches.

For the record, I wouldn't have a problem with it at all, if only for the veritable gold mine of quotes and video for the Daily Show writers to work with.
 
2013-08-15 06:41:10 PM
he's got the underage Dominican vote on lock
 
2013-08-15 06:43:12 PM
again, only if true, I imagine they would only use him as a moderator during the primaries, where he would only ask questions of Republicans. Self perpetuating circle
 
2013-08-15 06:44:34 PM

Mentat: What?  I can't hear you, there's an echo in the room.


Heh... the sound tech would commit suicide halfway through
 
2013-08-15 06:50:33 PM
"Question 1. Mister Rubio, is former Secretary Clinton merely an incompetent fool or a conniving hag of a person who masquerades as a genius?"
 
2013-08-15 06:52:21 PM

Keanus Acting Coach: probably not true, but even if it is, would anyone have a problem with this? I would not have a problem with Rachel Maddow moderating a democratic debate.

/as long as none of the candidates are sluts
//looking at you Santorum
///slash


I would, if only because as someone who is primarily an editorialist she (like Limbaugh, Levin, and Hannity mentioned in the article) is open and unapologetic about her political preferences. Limbaugh and Levin have both already made it clear that they believe Christie and Rubio have disqualified themselves as potential Republican candidates. Based on her reporting, I'm pretty sure that Maddow would vastly prefer Elizabeth Warren to Andrew Cuomo (to throw out a random example). Hell, I'd much rather have Limbaugh moderate a Democratic debate and Maddow moderate a Republican debate: sure it might be completely unproductive and awkward, but I'm a lot more inclined to believe that they will be equally hard on all the opposing candidates than they would be for their own party.

Limbaugh has tried year in and year out to tell his listeners who he wants to win and who he will not accept as the Republican candidate, only to grumble and fall in line when the electorate disagreed with him. You really want to give him the opportunity to influence the election the way he thinks he does by forcing all the candidates to undergo questioning from him?
 
2013-08-15 06:55:37 PM

Hobodeluxe: so nbc might air a Hillary movie and that disqualifies their networks from holding debates. but having Limbaugh et al hold it on Fox is a-okay and in no way biased?

Face it Republicans, you're bedwetting little pussies outside of your bubble.


You're being way too kind.
 
2013-08-15 06:56:31 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The benefits of this are readily apparent. These three radio hosts command large audiences, far larger than a typical presidential-primary debate would attract. Furthermore, they would attract the people that the GOP most needs to energize for a national election - grassroots conservatives and highly-engaged voters

There's no way that could possibly backfire.


There are no "highly-engaged" voters that vote GOP.  At least none that have at least a passing acquaintance with reality.
 
2013-08-15 06:57:13 PM

Grungehamster: Keanus Acting Coach: probably not true, but even if it is, would anyone have a problem with this? I would not have a problem with Rachel Maddow moderating a democratic debate.

/as long as none of the candidates are sluts
//looking at you Santorum
///slash

I would, if only because as someone who is primarily an editorialist she (like Limbaugh, Levin, and Hannity mentioned in the article) is open and unapologetic about her political preferences. Limbaugh and Levin have both already made it clear that they believe Christie and Rubio have disqualified themselves as potential Republican candidates. Based on her reporting, I'm pretty sure that Maddow would vastly prefer Elizabeth Warren to Andrew Cuomo (to throw out a random example). Hell, I'd much rather have Limbaugh moderate a Democratic debate and Maddow moderate a Republican debate: sure it might be completely unproductive and awkward, but I'm a lot more inclined to believe that they will be equally hard on all the opposing candidates than they would be for their own party.

Limbaugh has tried year in and year out to tell his listeners who he wants to win and who he will not accept as the Republican candidate, only to grumble and fall in line when the electorate disagreed with him. You really want to give him the opportunity to influence the election the way he thinks he does by forcing all the candidates to undergo questioning from him?


I really appreciate it when another farker has an interesting and logical political view, and not a bat shiat crazy left or right person. that being said, most moderates do not really care about the debate process. Democrats like to watch Democrats and ridicule the Republicans. Republicans like to watch Republicans and ridicule Democrats. I think that the thread involving echo Chambers is apt, because I think that Rush Limbaugh would get people to reveal how crazy, or how not crazy, they are. Rachel madow what do the same thing on the Democrats id. What are political debates other than popularity contests, or fundraising opportunities?
 
2013-08-15 07:04:14 PM

organizmx: Our UPS driver comes down our block often with Limbaugh blaring at insanely loud volumes.


Ugh... I even hate it when some random a-hole has a radio blaring music outside, then it switches to a commercial and they just leave it so we can all enjoy a Ford commercial and the "Jared the Jeweler" jingle at the maximum volume his stupid jam-box can muster.

If I had to hear that blustering gasbag blasting out of some retard's delivery truck radio I swear to Dog I'd be on the phone with UPS every day until that sh#t stopped happening.
 
2013-08-15 07:07:41 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: Can you farking imagine the uproar if one of the Democratic nominees talked back or cut him off? The radio butthurt the next day would be so strong that aliens would show up to see if we need lube.


This is the Republican primary debates, so no Democratic nominees present.

That said, seeing Limbaugh and Christie turn their pugilistic natures on one another would have the same effect: certainly would make headlines, but it wouldn't actually, you know, inform us of what Christie would necessarily do in office.

And yes: that's true of most debates, but every once in a while a good moderator will actually sneak a genuine wonky policy question between all the "talk about the latest campaign scandal that the news media has been covering for the last 72 hours until we get bored with it" schlock.
 
2013-08-15 07:10:38 PM
Just climb into your little crazy box and refuse to communicate with any of us on the outside. That'll teach us libz!
 
2013-08-15 07:12:06 PM
Donald Trump would be a better moderator than Rush Limbaugh.
 
2013-08-15 07:36:30 PM
DOO EEEET!!!
 
2013-08-15 07:43:10 PM

Grungehamster: have Limbaugh moderate a Democratic debate and Maddow moderate a Republican debate


This makes too much sense, is not satanic
 
2013-08-15 07:44:16 PM

Funk Brothers: Donald Trump would be a better moderator than Rush Limbaugh.


Donald Trumps hair souffle would be better still.
 
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