The GOP Nonsense Debate

Here’s a thread for this bullshit if you want to talk about it.

… I’m not sure anyone will ever talk about “Minnesota nice” again. And apparently Newt Gingrich, John Huntsman, and Herman Cain exist.

… As always, it feels odd when Ron Paul makes more sense than anyone else. In this case RE immigration. Although, his proposals are still garbage.

… Republicans sure don’t like taxes, even though they supported them when they supported them as governor.

… I really like the Minnesota people hating each other. NOBODY CARES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MN LEGISLATURE, you guys.

… If anyone else is watching online, is the video cutting out a lot for anyone else?

… We also don’t care about the MA Constitution (although it is pretty rad).

… Santorum wants to “fight marriage imposed by the states.” And I think he just compared gay marriage to slavery!

… Everyone on the Fox News online panel during the commercial are in love with Newt Gingrich.

… They’re talking about Rick Parry, as “the candidate who isn’t here.” Then they mentioned Palin and Guilani. I thought for a minute someone might have mentioned Fred Karger.

… Romney, Newt, are you guys hypocrites on foreign policy? Nuh huh.

… And Paul also makes sense (mostly) on Iran and foreign policy (at least in the 30 second bites, if you extend it out, there are things to disagree with).

… “Social issues, that should be fun” after the break. I doubt it. I’m going to make myself a samich.

… Byron York asks a sexist question of Bachman, and she answers it fine. Please stick to issues everyone because I really don’t want to defend Bachman.

… As someone who is used to to watching sports on ESPN3 and, I think Fox News cutting out like this is their website and not me. Step up, guys.

… Who wants to use the power of the federal government to force women to stay pregnant the most? Everyone on stage claims its them.

… Mittens, do you hate people who are unemployed? Yeppers.

… John Huntsman wants education to go back to local people because nobody cares more than local electeds and parents. Um, students and teachers?

… Closing comments. Let me just say that this sammich is really good. You guys, I can’t recommend living near Pike Place Market highly enough.


  1. 1

    igor spews:

    Barrack Hussein Obama is at 21% Strong Approval and only 40% Approval on Gallup. The only chance for the unhinged left is to not run on Obama’s dismal record, but make fun of the opposition. But Obama will have to defend his record this election. He is clueless on the economy, Afghanistan, Health and everything besides taking vacations, golfing and fundraising. Pathetic.

  2. 2


    @ 1,

    We can defend the things that are defensible (while disagreeing with his willingness to compromise as policy and his corporate friendliness). And we can make fun of the GOP.

  3. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Huntsman says you can’t build “a facility” in the U.S. “because of the EPA’s regulatory reign of terror.”

  4. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It just occurred to me that if Herman Cain gets the GOP nomination, we’ll have an election in which two black guys are running against each other for President of the United States.

  5. 9

    who run Bartertown? spews:

    LMFAO @ “it just occured to me….”

    little slow on the uptake, eh cheapskate just now figured that out?

  6. 11

    Steve spews:

    “EPA’s regulatory reign of terror”

    Good fucking grief. Reign of terror? Maybe you wingnuts ought to blow the EPA building up and kill all of those jack-booted thugs. And if you take out a day-care center in the process, hey, you can rationalize it by believing that the kids would have grown up to be liberals. After all, that’s what you wingnuts did when Christina Taylor Green was murdered by Jared Loughner.

    It’s gotta be really fucking pathetic to watch Huntsman grovel before a bunch of hate-filled krazies.

  7. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The commentators all think Pawlenty is toast, but as far as who they thought was any good, their answer is “none of the above.”

  8. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Carl, thanks for posting the link! I don’t have a TV down here in my hole and got to watch the debate live (although I came in late) only because you posted the weblink. Thanks again.

  9. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 No, I just never thought about it before — that must give shit fits to the bigot wing of the GOP, dontcha think?

  10. 19

    Michael spews:


    I tried to watch it, couldn’t do it.

    It’s just sad. Huntsman and Romney have enough cash and clout to tell the mouth breathers to go fuck themselves and run on a sane, moderate, ticket. If they did it together one of them might just beat Obama. As it stands now it looks like they’ll go down in flames.

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    proud leftist spews:

    I thought Huntsman, at least, was a responsible adult. I was wrong. Not one of these posers could possibly be president.

  12. 24

    Steve spews:

    @19 “I tried to watch it, couldn’t do it.”

    Me too. It took less than a minute before I bailed.

  13. 25

    ArtFart spews:

    Huntsman is at least the second or third Republican politician who’s been given a pretty puff piece by Esquire, in which he was presented as the centrist savior of his party and potentially his country, riding up on a big white horse–and who subsequently showed himself to be another whack job once out on the campaign trail.

    I think I’m going to contact Esquire and tell them that our decision to renew our subscription this year was an error in judgement and ask them to please not send us their monthly sheaf of pretentious wastepaper any more. I’m not in the market for a $30,000 mechanical wristwatch, I knew Blake Lively was going to be hot stuff in the movies long before they did, and even their “Eat Like A Man” food features are becoming tiresome. I can cook better stuff than that.

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    Puddybud, traveling again visiting great American cities spews:

    It’s the independents who will decide on Obummer’s future. And right now they don’t like Obummer. So the debate last night was about Obummer and his dismal failure on the economy. ObummerCare has killed this economy. Remember Debbie Wasserman Schultz said it was Obummer’s economy even though Art Fart didn’t know who Wasserman and Schultz were. Now that was funny!

    @1 Gee whiz, a 61% approval rating is “dismal”?

    Where does Roger Dumb Rabbit get his “facts” from? DUmmocraptic Underground?

    Puddy gets his facts from a reputable source!

    Barack Obama’s Most Recent Weekly Approval Rating Average 42% (Aug 1-7, 2011)

    Wait… That wasn’t Rasmussen? Nope! Here’s Rasmussen

    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 21% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22 (see trends).

    Butt Roger Dumb Rabbit, once you get past the party affiliation especially the 42% who continue to drink the Obummer kook-aid…

    Among those not affiliated with either political party, 16% Strongly Approve and 43% Strongly Disapprove.

    Independents baby!

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    Puddybud, traveling again visiting great American cities spews:

    After all, that’s what you wingnuts did when Christina Taylor Green was murdered by Jared Loughner.

    Yeah Right… Stupid Solution Steve… Butt we do know Jared was a leftist pinhead killer who didn’t think Gabby Giffords was leftist enough don’t we?

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    Puddybud, traveling again visiting great American cities spews:

    I think it’s the most I’ve watched Fox News in months, and I feel dirty.

    So Carl, you feel fresh as a daisy watching PMSNBC?

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    Puddybud, traveling again visiting great American cities spews:

    responsible adults have no place in today’s Republican party.

    And your party is the responsible ones?

    The party who approves union thuggery?

    The party who approves throwing strange liquids on people who wear fur coats?

    The party who supports anarchists?

    The party who supports firebombing new houses?

    The party who supports firebombing new cars in lots?

    The party who supports destroying research facilities at the UW?

    The party who caricatures Obummer as The Joker?

    The party who caricatures Obummer as Hitler? Yeah bet you forgot those posters were from DUMMOCRAPTICS eh?

    Or your responsible adults are these types right?

    Yeah Stupid Solution Steve… all those are responsible adults.


  18. 32

    Puddybud, traveling again visiting great American cities spews:

    I have no time for dealing with real facts.

    Yes Stupid Solution Steve we know this from long ago!

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    rhp6033 spews:

    So Puddy’s traveling to visit :great American cities”?

    The Japanese say there are are really only three cities in America. There is San Francisco, New York, and “a thousand Clevelands”.

    Like most jokes, it’s funny because there’s an element of truth to that observation.

  20. 34

    Steve spews:

    “So Puddy’s traveling to visit :great American cities”?”

    Keep in mind, this is to his thinking, not yours. The self-loathing loon and his ilk always hate on cities as hotbeds of liberal-commie-gay-fascism. If we were to figure out which are America’s most wingnut-krazed cities, the kind of city a hate-filled wingnut would consider “great”, we would likely know the loon’s itinerary.