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The Fickle Finger of Blame

The Fickle Finger of Blame

I don’t have much to say about last night’s debate—other than to describe the image that came to mind every time Joe Biden smirked and laughed and interrupted and bullied.  It was the image of Obama, watching on TV, alternately pacing and standing still, hand over his eyes except for a narrow slit between fingers, as though watching The Exorcist for the first time.

Over on the couch are Michelle, Valerie Jarrett, and David Axelrod, all covering their mouths.

Obama is the first to speak: “Get me somebody to throw under the bus.”

Michelle turns, glares at the other two, and says, “We’re gonna need a bigger bus.”


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The closer to election day we get the more bumps in the road that bus is going to drive over.

Michelle turns, glares at the other two, and says, “We’re gonna need a bigger bus.”

David Axelrod glares, turns at the other two, and says, “Get on the horn! We’ve gotta stop the Taiwanese animators now!!”

Something else that occurred to me…

What was VP Bath Salts so afraid of the American people hearing from Ryan? Wasn’t that whole performance designed to silence Ryan? What does that tell us about the confidence in the Collective’s ideas?

    Completely right. I think the real objective was to nullify Ryan from the start, or make him seem like someone who had no right to be there or to be heard from — not an equal, a joke, someone not to be taken seriously, even beneath contempt. This was clearly driven by fear. As they had no ability to engage him in a serious way according to the setting, they couldn’t permit him or the debate to take on any sense of moment or of equal but different points of view. It was the most disrespectful debate I’ve ever seen. And I still think Ryan must take some responsibility for allowing this to happen. He’s not a potted plant — he’s one of two participants in a debate and he has the right and responsibility to ensure the gravity of the setting.

    janitor in reply to Ragspierre. | October 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Biden didn’t succeed in intimidating, angering, or silencing Ryan, OR getting Ryan to engage in a loser game of trying to out-shout him. Ryan handled himself perfectly. Had he said anything more to either the moderator or Biden, it wouldn’t have worked, and it would be characterized in the headlines as whining or getting upset or pouting.

    Ryan won the debate because of this. Long after the words are mostly forgot, the demeanors of the two men will be remembered, and so will the remarkable comportment of Ryan.

    Biden is truly the donkey’s ass.

NC Mountain Girl | October 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

It has to be a high level political appointee. A high level career person only guarantees more leaks down the road because the entire bureaucracy would be in open revolt.

So who is a big enough sacrifice to solve the problem who isn’t also in possession of information that could destroy Obama? And since their career would be completely ruined what could you possibly offer to bribe them into silence?

“Over on the couch are Michelle, Valerie Jarrett, and David Axelrod, all covering their mouths.”

You forgot Ayers

I think that they’ve run outta buses to toss administration members under.

However, I’m sure that one derelict bus can be found to transport ’em all back to Chicago on January 20, 2013…

Dead bodies-…er, bumps in the road, on the way to a greater good is more than acceptable. It’s necessary. Born or unborn.

Early 20th century scholars, and later militant revolutionaries agree. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

Biden personifies the slippery slope.


I made this graphic on the fly a few months back to accompany a comment I made on another site — for effect.

Feel free to use it wherever it may be useful.

All —

Wish it were so, but I’d bet that Øbama liked what he saw. Biden shut Ryan down to a great extent. Who cares if Joe had to jump on the grenade? Joe is Joe. He’s expendable.

REMEMBER how delusional these people are. They absolutely believe the rubbish that spews from their mouths and keyboards. I’m sure that they like what Joe did and are convinced that if Øbama is just a little more aggressive, they’ll be able to run over Mitt like they did Ryan.

File that under, but I’m sure that’s what they think.

    Skookum in reply to tiger66. | October 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Zero and his minions obviously decided in advance that, no matter what happened yesterday, Bidet would be proclaimed the winner. He knew that another circular firing squad would doom not only this campaign, but also whatever support he can count on from the progressive drones when he loses.

    I think Zero has known for a long time that, barring a miracle or massive fraud, he’s toast. His entire career has consisted of looking for the next step up, and he has succeeded in moving up fast enough that no one made a big issue of his dismal performance in the prior job (although I’ve read there was relief when he exited U of Chicago). There is no next step up from POTUS, but he will almost certainly try to follow in the footsteps of The ‘Toon and try to carve out a roll on the world stage. To do that he needs to shore up his looney base, the same base that worships and continues to support the impeached perjurer.

    As such, we can expect the dirt to fly until, and very likely, beyond election day in order to satisfy the base that everything possible was done to pull out a win, and in the hope of a miracle materializing.

    Once it becomes clear that Zero has lost, we can expect an intense and continuous effort, ala 2000, to discredit Romney in the hope of crippling his term like Bush’s term was crippled.

I like Joel’s “Jaws” comment, “We’re gonna need a bigger bus,” especially the way Biden was flashing those big white choppers.

LukeHandCool (who loves his oldest daughter’s story of the first day of swimming in her P.E. class at Luke’s old middle school. His daughter said the P.E. coach had a talk with the students before they entered the pool for the first time. She said the coach made a joke referencing the movie “Jaws,” and, when none of the students laughed, the coach sheepishly said, “Well, I guess you guys don’t get it because that movie was before your time.” At which point one of the girls, unimpressed, shot back, “My dad was the producer.” That’s the area we live in!)

Michelle turns Jarrett rises, places fists on hips, glares at the other two three, and says, “We’re gonna need a bigger bus.”

BannedbytheGuardian | October 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I watched it was unimpressed.

Not surprised the numbers were only 51 million against the 70 of 2008.

Ryan did not push back even on the false timeline on Death Panels /Sarah Palin spat out by Biden. Incidentally it was Palin’s “Death Panels imagery that propelled Ryan to center stage on the back of public outrage.

He sat there & let Biden full out lie about the votes on Afghanistan & Iraq & thus displayed all the meekness of GW Bush Republicans.

He could not defend his own vote on the Stimulus. He must have known they would throw that at him.

All in all he should have spent more time watching the 2008 debate than smooching at the Game Change premiere with the enemy.

One line -” There you go again Joe” would have won the debate.

    Regardless of the numbers, are you saying people knew beforehand what was going to transpire during the debate? Is that why fewer people watched? If you’re numbers are correct it was because of Sarah Palin’s arousal of both the left and right.

    A better one line would have been – “Shut the fuck up you lying, condescending cocksucker!”

    There, does that make you feel better>

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to currently. | October 13, 2012 at 12:53 am

      Why the 30% drop? Times are grimmer.

      No I don’t think Ryan should have said your suggested line. For one it has too many words .

      He has his qualities but he s not a master of the one liners like Reagan or Palin .

      He is what he is & the 51 million is what it is.

Now that there is funny, I don’t care who you are!

[Tune, “Maria” by the Nuns from the “Sound of Music”]

He smirks, he grins, he wildly “spins”,
His smile’s painted on.
He makes them laugh, with all his “gaffs”
His skill is with the “Con”.
BO hates his idiot ‘BFD”,

How you solve a traitor like Joe Biden?
How do you make the “Dolt of the Day” look smart?
How do you find a word that means Joe Biden?
An a$$hat who’s crazy, a drunk sad and lazy, A fart!

He often stalls; he’s rude to all,
The honest or the brave.
He’ll do ANYTHING depraved,
To o Islam he’s a SLAVE,
And that “heart beat from command”
Just makes us furious!

How can you save a deadbeat like Joe Biden”
How can you bear to hear this “Bleating Sheep”,
How do you find a word that means Joe Biden?
A debating disaster, a whore for his Master, a creep!

We hate to have to say it,
But we very firmly feel
Old Joe is not a leader for our Nation!

Not all the lies in hell will save BO BO and his Traitorous Dog “Old Joe” from our wrath. To smirk and joke about a bombs for Iran and future nuclear war is treason–TIME TO GO, JOE.


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