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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:16 AM

 

I will bet you $10,000

That both Romney and Ryan are each cooking up some kind of "debate zinger" which is going to go over like a lead balloon.

It'll top "Can I call you Joe?" as the worst fail ever in needing to set up a contrived "spontaneous" line.

The GOP is going to cry it was unfair to put Barack Obama behind the podium that Mitt wanted to debate.

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Reply I will bet you $10,000 (Original post)
jberryhill Sep 2012 OP
Jennicut Sep 2012 #1
greyl Sep 2012 #2
joshcryer Sep 2012 #3
jberryhill Sep 2012 #10
longship Sep 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #5
jberryhill Sep 2012 #12
joshcryer Sep 2012 #16
begin_within Sep 2012 #6
oberliner Sep 2012 #7
Scuba Sep 2012 #20
Qutzupalotl Sep 2012 #21
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #22
begin_within Sep 2012 #23
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #24
JohnnyRingo Sep 2012 #8
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #11
jberryhill Sep 2012 #13
Cali_Democrat Sep 2012 #9
oldhippydude Sep 2012 #17
left on green only Sep 2012 #14
jberryhill Sep 2012 #15
darkangel218 Sep 2012 #18
Honeycombe8 Sep 2012 #19

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:22 AM

1. And to think Palin said that because she kept calling Biden "O'Biden".

It's gonna be interesting. Mitt was not a great debater in the primaries.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:30 AM

2. "Some kind of "debate zinger"" is way too vague an idea upon which to wage such dear stakes.

This has been an episode of Taking Something Much Too Literally.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:30 AM

3. Won't be taking that bet for sure.

They're so out of touch so it's almost a guarantee that this will happen.

And it's going to be fucking hilarious.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:44 AM

10. It'll hang there in the air like a turd

 

...that just popped out of their mouth.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:35 AM

4. You mean like, "There you go again!"

Could be. I certainly wouldn't take the other side of that bet.

It is really funny. The fact that you proposed this bet got me thinking that the Republicans really do see the campaign as a strictly rhetorical contest. Maybe that's why they do not seem to be worried about facts or truth. Whoever has the best rhetoric, the best story, the best sound bytes wins. They don't care about truth because it is all about the big lie that the Democratic Party is evil. Anything to keep that message at the forefront is justified.

They have been doing it for decades and Democrats have done little to stop them. Maybe it is because Democrats have wanted to be the adults at the table. I just don't know.

But having watched it for decades I see the Republicans' rhetoric beginning to unravel like a cheap sweater. I have thought that President Obama has been too accommodating, but I am no longer sure of that. I now think he may have played his hand about right. We will see in the next weeks.

I think we'll see this as a campaign for the history books. Since late spring I have seen very few miscues by the Obama team, and no major ones. It makes me happy every day that he's our President.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:37 AM

5. It would be more entertaining if Ryan were to debate the President

"Mr. President, I knew FDR, and you're no FDR!1!!"

"Don't talk to me about voter suppression. I WROTE the Voting Rights Act. On a fourteener in Colorado. And it took me less than 3 hours!1!!"

You get the idea...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:46 AM

12. He'll show up and talk over Mitt

 

Before they pull him off in a butterfly net.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:59 AM

16. You mean an umbrella handle?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:40 AM

6. What they will do is:

 

Memorize 6 or 7 right-wing talking points.
"We're going to put Americans back to work!"
"We're going to take charge in the Middle East!"
and the other 4 or 5 will be slams against Obama.
Then at the debate, they will simply recite the talking point that seems most appropriate at each time it's their turn to speak.
They won't actually answer any questions, or actually debate anything.
It will be a slice-and-diced version of what they have been saying in the campaign.
They will seem like they are pre-recorded instead of live and actually there.
The above is what Sarah Palin did.
After the debate, right-wing pundits will praise them for being "on message."
Even though, that's not the point of the debate.
The point was to actually answer questions.

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Response to begin_within (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:00 AM

7. That sounds about right

 

Which is why these so-called debates are just ridiculous.

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Response to begin_within (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 09:42 AM

20. Bingo. That's exactly what I expect.

 

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Response to begin_within (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 11:01 AM

21. I hope Obama ponts that out by saying,

"You notice he didn't actually answer the question."

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Response to begin_within (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 11:07 AM

22. I think they'll just do that with cardboard cutouts and tape recorders and no one will know the

 

difference.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 11:29 AM

23. They can have someone stand behind the cutout to do the "wink."

 

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Response to begin_within (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 11:36 AM

24. Or crazy.

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:38 AM

8. He already used "corporations are people too, my friend"

...So there's a pretty high bar to vault.

Maybe he can suggest an audit of Ft Knox and imply that some of the "help" has been stealing.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:45 AM

11. Already been done


Ron Paul's Fort Knox Fever
By Robert Schmidt on June 16, 2011

...


Paul isn't so sure the nation's supply of gold is all accounted for and thinks it might not exist at all. He has introduced legislation that would require an independent count of the 5,000-plus tons of gold bullion that's sacked away in the Kentucky vault, as well as smaller amounts held in government facilities in Denver, West Point, and New York City. Paul also wants a lab to test the bars, to prove it's as pure as the U.S. Treasury Dept. says.

Paul, who has said he thinks it's possible there is no gold at Fort Knox, told Bloomberg Businessweek the government is asking the American people to trust that all the gold is there, while not allowing site visits and not publishing all the data.

As chairman of a House Financial Services subcommittee that oversees the gold stores, Paul called a hearing on the matter for June 23. ....

...


http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_26/b4234039356718.htm



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:49 AM

13. Ron Paul is a god damned leprechaun

 


Someone's after me gold!

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:42 AM

9. Romney would never be able to pull off a zinger

 

He's just not capable of it. It would come across as contrived because Romney is so inauthentic.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:28 AM

17. don't suppose

he would sneak in Whoopie cushion on Obama?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:55 AM

14. My idea of a Romney zinger......

.......would be when they shake hands on stage before the debate, Romney has one of those gag shocking devices in his palm.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:57 AM

15. Yeah, a real funny guy, that one

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:12 AM

18. I had to google " zinger "

 



BTW, I was sound asleep, and the stupid fire alarm went off Twice without any reason. I'll try to go back sleep again. Grrrrr

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:39 AM

19. $10k? LOL. I get that reference. I also think you're right. 'member Palin's "Say it ain't so, Joe."

It'll be some kind of catchy phrase that they hope will cover the news in the days after the debate. Didn't work for Palin, because her performance was so awful.

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