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cali

(114,904 posts)
Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:37 AM Sep 2012

Brilliant. Charles Pierce on Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan Is a Big Boy Now
By Charles P. Pierce
at 2:14PM

Photo Illustration by DonkeyHotey via Flickr/Special to The Politics Blog

Oh, look who's swimming in the adult end of the pool now! Look who learned some new words! Innn'e a cute one?

I do not back off for a moment from my belief that this current international crisis is a very dangerous time for the incumbent president of the United States. However, as we have noted, he has been gifted with a primary opponent in the upcoming who is at the moment very close to becoming the Gelsey Kirkland to Rick Perry's Baryshnikov in the genre of dancing on your own dick.

So, perhaps out of sheer, flop-sweatish desperation, they decided to send out the zombie-eyed granny-starver, perhaps working on the notion that, if the main guy can't cut it, it's time to send in the pipsqueak for comic relief. This is also the theory behind rodeo clowns....

"Look across that region today, and what do we see? The slaughter of brave dissidents in Syria. Mobs storming American embassies and consulates. Iran four years closer to gaining a nuclear weapon. Israel, our best ally in the region, treated with indifference bordering on contempt by the Obama administration.... Amid all these threats and dangers, what we do not see is steady, consistent American leadership. In the days ahead, and in the years ahead, American foreign policy needs moral clarity and firmness of purpose."

We are done, Mohammad. Lay down the struggle. The Americans have found someone to weaponize banality again.

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Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/paul-ryan-foreign-policy-2012-12701580#ixzz26WeLdyft

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Shut up, Paul. Grown ups are talking. jsmirman Sep 2012 #1
K&R! smirkymonkey Sep 2012 #2
Every time I see Ryan speak jsmirman Sep 2012 #3
The Hollywood reaction piece JustAnotherGen Sep 2012 #4

JustAnotherGen

(32,141 posts)
4. The Hollywood reaction piece
Sat Sep 15, 2012, 07:06 AM
Sep 2012

Kal Penn! I was hoping it would be Jindal so I could play him in a HBO movie.

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