A presidential debate, with a twist to the right

The first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign — among hopefuls seeking the GOP nomination — has been scheduled for sometime this spring at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. It will be co-sponsored by NBC News and Politico, which will provide journalists to act as questioners.

Hugh Hewitt, the right-wing talk radio host, is outraged. (I know, I know, saying a talk radio host is outraged is like saying an NBA player is tall. Bear with me here.)

Says Hewitt:

“Not one of the questioners that could or would be proposed by Politico or NBC would be remotely in touch with the cares, concerns, and passions of the GOP’s primary electorate. The process of choosing a GOP nominee should not be mediated by the left-wing media — again.”

You know, I can see his point, especially in the increasingly closed universe of GOP politics and media. As an alternative, Hewitt proposes a panel of right-wing agenda setters — he specifically suggests Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Medved — to pose the questions.

He continues:

“Beltway liberals asking MSM questions would indeed be different than opinion journalists of the center-right, and I suspect far less intelligent and challenging as the questions posed by my panel, which would probe things like the constitutionality of the individual mandate while avoiding questions from plants in the audience, Santa Claus, and the endless abortion questions which marked 2008’s “debates” and which the liberal MSM “journalists” manufactures to advance the left’s agenda on a four-year interval.”

Again, I think that’s a great idea. Add Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin to Limbaugh and Hannity, and pass me some popcorn! As Alex Massie of the Spectator put it:

“Who doesn’t look forward to the spectacle of Mitt Romney sucking up to talk radio hosts while simultaneously trying to appear loftily Presidential and above the fray? It could be delicious. Indeed, this kind of debate might be much more illuminating than most ‘debates’. Which candidate, if any, will dare to suggest, even mildly, that the Great Limbaugh might be mistaken about anything? More probably, which candidate would most thoroughly abase themselves before their inquisitors?

…. I’d also like to see a Democratic equivalent. Perhaps with a panel of moderators including Keith Olbermann, Katrina Vanden Heuvel and Michael Moore. And then they could swap debates: Republicans grilled by lefties; Democrats by the talk radio boys.

Somebody needs to arrange this! Fox News, I’m looking at YOU!!!

198 comments Add your comment

Southern Comfort

November 19th, 2010
11:28 am

Why have a debate? Just lock them in a dark room filled with weapons (2nd Amendment) and let them fight their way out…

Joe The Plumber Too

November 19th, 2010
11:31 am

or they could place obozo in there without a teleprompter and watch the blubbering fool trip all over his words.

barking frog

November 19th, 2010
11:33 am

An engaging spectacle indeed.

barking frog

November 19th, 2010
11:35 am

Bring it on. -GW Bush

Normal

November 19th, 2010
11:35 am

SoCo,
I’d bet all the wounds would be self inflicted…

carlosgvv

November 19th, 2010
11:36 am

What a show that would be!! Limbaugh and Coulter questioning Hillary Clinton would be the best. More than anyone else, she would show the nation just how ignorant and shallow all these right-wing lug nuts are.

Finn McCool

November 19th, 2010
11:39 am

Yeah, let the Fox folks throw out softball questions for 2 hours. How helpful will that be?

“Mr. Huckabee, what is your favorite color?”

TH

November 19th, 2010
11:40 am

Today is November 19.

BONER, WHERE ARE THE JOBS CREATED FROM THE TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY?

RW-(the original)

November 19th, 2010
11:44 am

carlosgvv,

I’m pretty sure that no matter who makes up the opening list of GOP hopefuls it won’t include Hillary Clinton.

Southern Comfort

November 19th, 2010
11:45 am

Normal

“Friendly Fire” :)

TnGelding

November 19th, 2010
11:46 am

Well, make it pay for view and apply the proceeds to the nationsl debt. But I’d just as soon take at least a years hiatus from presidential politics.

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
11:47 am

“especially in the increasingly closed universe of GOP politics and media.”

Jay, did the election results of Nov 2 give you the impression that the GOP is an “increasingly closed univers”? LOL!!!

Paul

November 19th, 2010
11:47 am

“Hewitt proposes a panel of right-wing agenda setters — he specifically suggests Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Medved”

These guys are center-right?!!?

“and the endless abortion questions which marked 2008’s “debates” and which the liberal MSM “journalists” manufactures to advance the left’s agenda on a four-year interval.”

He’s got a point.

“Who doesn’t look forward to the spectacle of Mitt Romney sucking up to talk radio hosts while simultaneously trying to appear loftily Presidential and above the fray?

That’s statement enough that the farfarright of the Republican Party doesn’t want Romney. Let the denigration begin!

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
11:48 am

Jay, if the GOP is an “increasingly closed universe” how would you describe the Democrat party…a black hole?

Jay

November 19th, 2010
11:48 am

No Harry.

Only you would.

retired early

November 19th, 2010
11:49 am

Joe the Plummer

“let the blubbering fool trip over his words”???
You obviously hate the man for some reason, but at least pick out a fault that has some merit, like the color of his skin….or the color of his skin….or the color of his skin…He is the best orator on or off script on this planet.

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
11:49 am

“It will be co-sponsored by NBC News and Politico, which will provide journalists to act as questioners.”

Now we know the whole thing is a hoax…neither NBC nor Politico employs any journalists…

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 19th, 2010
11:50 am

We don’t need no outsiders to ask the libruls questions. I say we all chip in and send Leg Lamp and RW and jm and a few of our other Conservative bloggers out there. And we can send the Conservative Republican “moderate” Paul out there as the moderator. The libruls will be begging for mercy in about 10 minutes.

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
11:51 am

LOL at “retired early”…playing the race card. You libbies never get tired of that one, do you?

obamas fault

November 19th, 2010
11:53 am

Sad part is that I think the Reps for the most part are willing to go on the libs’ shows. The same cannot be said about the Dems going on the Cons. shows. I could never picture Harry Reid, Pelosi or Obama ever being interviewed by Hannity or Limbaugh. Nope…instead, they just feast on the softballs thrown at them by Chris Tingly Sensation Mathews.

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
11:53 am

“He is the best orator on or off script on this planet.”

At the risk of channelling Kamchak…THERE’S YOUR SIGN

obamas fault

November 19th, 2010
11:54 am

Harry at 11:48….More like a supernova. They are about to explode/implode and THEN they become the black hole. However, with Obama’s ego, he is quite self-absorbed….pretty much mimicking a black hole.

send Tina Fey as stand in for Sarah

November 19th, 2010
11:55 am

Enter your comments here

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
11:55 am

I can’t stop laughing at the “GOP is an increasingly closed universe” comment…thanks Jay, that’s easily the funniest thing I’ve heard in weeks…

jm

November 19th, 2010
11:56 am

Republicans are from Mars. Democrats from Venus?

Continuing Harry’s space odyssey here….

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
11:56 am

Anybody here consider Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow a journalist?

obamas fault

November 19th, 2010
11:57 am

retired early…..how would you know if he was the best orator on or off script. We rarely see him without his teleprompter and when he doesn’t have it, he sounds like a buffoon. example???? How about his answer to what he thinks of jihad. He sounded like an idiot.

jm

November 19th, 2010
11:57 am

Harry 11:56 – uh, no. Or “reporter” anyway. They could still technically be an “opinion journalist”….

retired early

November 19th, 2010
11:57 am

What a spectacle, the debaters trying to see who can dumb down the most to the level of their Dark Ages constituents. What a hoot!!!
BTW, I predict they will never get Limbaugh, he has too much to lose with that sweet “one way commentary” gig.

Jay

November 19th, 2010
11:57 am

Harry needs to get out more.

jm

November 19th, 2010
11:59 am

Jay 11:57 – don’t we all…. desk jobs….

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
12:00 pm

retired early

November 19th, 2010
11:57 am

“What a spectacle, the debaters trying to see who can dumb down the most to the level of their Dark Ages constituents”

I guess you’re talking about the Tucker/Bookman blogs and the usual liberal suspects who post on them?

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
12:01 pm

Jay, I figure the more hits this website gets, the longer you’re employed. Just doing my best to help get America back to work.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 19th, 2010
12:01 pm

. . . and if the libruls get too close to answers that make sense, we can get this Harry Callahan to make them define Socialism.

retired early

November 19th, 2010
12:02 pm

Harry

The truth hurts. Fault Obama all you want, but at least have a legitimate reason. He’s a hell of a speaker as acknowledged by members of your own party.
Some of you just hate him because he’s black, that’s the unfortunate truth.

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
12:03 pm

Maybe we should let Jessica Collotl be one of the questioners at the debate. I’m sure the libs would love that.

Vinny

November 19th, 2010
12:03 pm

“(I know, I know, saying a talk radio host is outraged is like saying an NBA player is tall. Bear with me here.)” I know, Jay. It’s like saying Atlanta Falcons are thugs.

jm

November 19th, 2010
12:04 pm

retired early – Obama is more overexposed than a humpback whale in the Saharan desert

Harry Callahan

November 19th, 2010
12:04 pm

retired early

November 19th, 2010
12:02 pm

1) “He’s a hell of a speaker as acknowledged by members of your own party.”

LOL

2) “Some of you just hate him because he’s black, that’s the unfortunate truth.”

Some of you can’t respond to a debate with anything more substantive than name-calling, THAT’S the unfortunate truth.

Bosch

November 19th, 2010
12:08 pm

Bill Maher said something along these lines on one of his latest shows:

That the GOP has demanded we listen to their concerns, but their concerns are just wacky — they are so far right and not even credible, but yet we are expected to listen to them when even if you meet them halfway your still so far to their left that it’s absurd.

Matti

November 19th, 2010
12:08 pm

Christ. Already? I’m so sick of this perpetual campaigning. There are OTHER things we need to do, as individuals, and as a nation, besides argue over who should work for us (haha!) in Washington. Can’t we do like the British and have a six-week season and be done with it? It’s almost enough to for me to ask William and Kate to come over here and just friggin’ rule already. It’s not like Americans are actually represented in our alleged “democratic republic” anyway. That ship sailed LOOOONG ago.

jm

November 19th, 2010
12:09 pm

And Maher has always been considered a moderate elder statesman. Like a modern Sam Nunn. So we should listen to what he has to say….

retired early

November 19th, 2010
12:11 pm

Obama’s fault

I presume you believe then, that the questions at the Town Hall meeting are planned.
Then, if that is true, you have not watched them but are just regurgitating something you heard and not personally witnessed. Which is not allowed in a court of law.

jm

November 19th, 2010
12:11 pm

Monetary Blowup: Ireland. Next stop: Portugal.

http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a3tSJRPdMoNo

Next stop: Spain. Then: The United States of America.

Unless the President gets off his arse and leads this nation out of a budgetary black hole.

Vinny

November 19th, 2010
12:12 pm

Is Bill Maher that guy that crosses his legs like a girl?

Southern Comfort

November 19th, 2010
12:12 pm

I know, Jay. It’s like saying Atlanta Falcons are thugs.

So, now you’re calling Matt Ryan a thug????

Vinny

November 19th, 2010
12:13 pm

Jays idea of an “increasingly closed universe” is anything without a wacky liberal idea in it.

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 19th, 2010
12:16 pm

wow, it took Joe the Plumber Too a whole 7 minutes to run upstairs and locate the “teleprompter” allegation from the attic.

retired early

November 19th, 2010
12:17 pm

Harry

The “debate” had no merit as stated by Joe the Plummer,i.e Obama sucks as an orator.
Do you agree with joe ?

RW-(the original)

November 19th, 2010
12:20 pm

Granny Godzilla

November 19th, 2010
12:27 pm

Well, Of course Fox should man up and offer to do this.

Mr. Ailes surely does not want his stable of
candidates/news contributors to be questioned by
people who might possibly could be palling around with…..
nazis!

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 19th, 2010
12:27 pm

this seems to be a common refrain, but the use of the word debate is misleading and more nostalgia than truth. left or right, Dems or Reps; referring to these made for TV moments as “debates” is like saying monkeys throwing s**t at each other is a “debate”. intense? yes. entertaining? sometimes, but not exactly a “discussion of opposing points” (plus, when a bunch of GOP wags get together, aren’t they all discussing the same points?).

md

November 19th, 2010
12:30 pm

“That’s statement enough that the farfarright of the Republican Party doesn’t want Romney.”

The tribal wars will not allow it…………………

Bosch

November 19th, 2010
12:31 pm

I found the actual Maher quote:

“You see Republicans keep staking a position that is further and further right, and demand that Democrats meet them in the middle. Which is now not the middle anymore. That’s the reason healthcare reform is so watered down now. It’s Bob Dole’s old plan from 1994. Same thing with cap and trade. It was the first President Bush’s plan to deal with carbon emissions. Now, the Republican’s plan for climate change is to claim it’s a hoax.”

Maher goes on to say:

“Two opposing sides don’t necessarily have two compelling arguments. Martin Luther King spoke on that mall in the capitol and he didn’t say, ‘Remember folks, those Southern sheriffs with the German Shepherds and the fire hoses, they have a point too!’ No, he said, “I have a dream, they have a nightmare!”

md

November 19th, 2010
12:33 pm

“Unless the President gets off his arse and leads this nation out of a budgetary black hole.”

Naw………..we aren’t on the brink yet…………..the misfits up there won’t do squat until we are on the edge of the cliff with one foot dangling over the side…….then it will be 50/50 as to which way we fall.

AmVet

November 19th, 2010
12:33 pm

Redneck Convert (R–and proud of it)
November 19th, 2010
12:01 pm

Would that be the Republican definition or the actual one?

At any rate, you are the man!

Paul

November 19th, 2010
12:34 pm

Hello md

“The tribal wars will not allow it…………………”

What does that expression mean?

AmVet

November 19th, 2010
12:36 pm

Joe, to your point at 12:27, they are NOT debates.

They are parallel interviews.

The corporate masters and the “aileing” corpulent gasbag who run these “news” organizations will never let the MSM do their real job…

md

November 19th, 2010
12:37 pm

“You see Republicans keep staking a position that is further and further right, and demand that Democrats meet them in the middle. Which is now not the middle anymore. That’s the reason healthcare reform is so watered down now.”

And that statement says a lot about Mr Maher considering the healthcare bill was watered down to appease the folks in the dem party………..the party that had the numbers to pass it without the other guys………….yet folks like him like to point the finger in the other direction to divert attention from the actual event.

md

November 19th, 2010
12:38 pm

“What does that expression mean?”

Beliefs within the beliefs.

Bosch

November 19th, 2010
12:38 pm

More Maher quotes:

“When Jon announced his rally, he said that the national conversation is dominated by people on the right who claim Obama is a socialist and people on the left who claim 9/11 was an inside job. But, I can’t name any Democratic leader who thinks 9/11 was an inside job. But Republican leaders who think Obama is a socialist? All of them. McCain, Boehner, Cantor, Palin, all of them. It’s now official Republican dogma. Like tax cuts pay for themselves, and gay men just haven’t met the right woman.”

AmVet

November 19th, 2010
12:39 pm

BTW I saw where the triple-chinned King of Faux News apologized for calling the people at NPR Nazis. In the most timid way possible, of course.

He further went on to say that the boys at the Republican News Network would remain strong allies for the Jewish people.

Maybe he should have asked for a few of their votes, huh? (Since they get such a tiny percentage of them…)

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 19th, 2010
12:40 pm

md, the healthcare bill “was watered down” to appease Big Med, Big Ins, and Big Pharm. the dems were not in search of “appeasement” they were selling it to the higest (Big X) bidders.

Bosch

November 19th, 2010
12:40 pm

md,

And? Yes, which is further proof that the GOP has gone further to the right.

stands for decibels

November 19th, 2010
12:40 pm

a whole 7 minutes to run upstairs and locate the “teleprompter” allegation from the attic.

I wasn’t going to feed that troll, but now that you mention it… I mean seriously, there were how many primary debates that Obama was in, prior to the three debates he had with McCain, all sans the wicked newfangled “teleprompter” machine? A dozen? seemed like it…

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 19th, 2010
12:45 pm

sfd, the real story is, I understand why a ‘right center’ or a necon has issues with Obama on the policy/doctrine side (I don’t agree, but I understand the he said/she said, I know you are, but what am I? level of discourse). what I cannot comprehend is why ANYONE who thinks a person’s ability, or inability to memorize a script qualifies or disqualifies as POTUS. I would play the “infantile” card, but I am not sure such “values” are even germane at the pre-school level.

Fred

November 19th, 2010
12:46 pm

retired early

November 19th, 2010
12:02 pm

Some of you just hate him because he’s black, that’s the unfortunate truth.
++++++++++++++=

I think that’s only true to a very small percent, and that percentage of sheet wearing knuckle draggers crosses the aisle to include both parties.

The truth is that the pubs hate him because he’s a Democrat. Pre-Obama the same lines were used against Hitlery Clinton. All the wind bags did was change the name. The diatribe remained the same.

White man

November 19th, 2010
12:48 pm

Retired Early…..Isnt he half white as well??

chuck

November 19th, 2010
12:48 pm

Jay, it seems that “increasingly closed universe” is growing while the “open tent” dem universe is SHRINKING. Which one seems more “closed?”

Doggone/GA

November 19th, 2010
12:49 pm

“The truth is that the pubs hate him because he’s a Democrat”

I agree. I think there’s no doubt that for SOME his skin color is also an issue, just as Hillary Clintons gender would have been an issue for SOME if she had been elected President, but I don’t really think it’s a large percentage either way.

White man

November 19th, 2010
12:50 pm

Doggone….WOW we actually agree on something.

Fred

November 19th, 2010
12:55 pm

And conversely Doggone, many dems hated Bush because he was a pub. I never hated President Bush, I just thought he was pretty ineffective as a President.

JohnnyReb

November 19th, 2010
12:56 pm

Bill Maher is a worthless human being. I object to his very existence.

md

November 19th, 2010
12:56 pm

“And? Yes, which is further proof that the GOP has gone further to the right.”

Well Bosch, I think it is highly debatable that some of the dems have gone further to the left. The healthcar bill was altered by the left to work with others (Bluedogs) on the left. If the philosphy of the bill stayed on the left, that doesn’t mean the other side moved.

Bill Orvis White

November 19th, 2010
12:58 pm

and he’s right…the far-left liberal media have an agenda to mock the values that WE THE PEOPLE adhere to including a strict interpretation of the Constitution, our laws, a dedication to life, freedom, self-reliance, low/no taxe$, God, Jesus, anti-regulation, pro-business ideals and self-education.

Socialist-Democrat folk like Liberal Jay, Jimmah Carter, Dumb Tom Daschle, Bubba Clinton, Bawney Frank, Pinko Dick Gephardt and others would love to pass the popcorn and laugh at patriots like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Alan Keyes, Michael Reagan, Ann Coulter and Dennis Miller.

Doggone/GA

November 19th, 2010
12:58 pm

“many dems hated Bush because he was a pub”

That’s unavoidable, no matter what side you are on…though I don’t think you’d find many Democrats who hated him because he was white. Me? I don’t hate him, I don’t know him well enough to hate him. But I did…and still do…hate most of what he did.

White man

November 19th, 2010
1:00 pm

Doggone….you state that you hate most of what Bush did. Can you elaborate?

RW-(the original)

November 19th, 2010
1:01 pm

Bosch,

Let’s assume you and Maher are right about the right moving to the right. November 2nd said it was the right move. Right?

Gotta run

Later y’all

Doggone/GA

November 19th, 2010
1:02 pm

“Can you elaborate?”

Yep. I agreed with him that we need a guest worker program.

Fred

November 19th, 2010
1:03 pm

Well Jay, I suggested a tune below for the drive home that fit in with that topic. Maybe this one fits in with this topic lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zurwvfj6f_0

Bye Bye Empire

November 19th, 2010
1:04 pm

Could this be the disintegration once and for all of the sham notion of “mainstream”, “objective” media ?

Might not be such a bad thing after all. Send your John Kings and Wolf Blitzers to some university where they can place the process they so cutting and dissecting under formaldehyde. Leave the political fray to those who really want to change the world.

White man

November 19th, 2010
1:04 pm

Doggone….ok what did you not agree with.

Doggone/GA

November 19th, 2010
1:05 pm

“ok what did you not agree with”

Draw a correlation from what I *did* agree with, and the fact that I’ve already stated that I hated MOST of what he did.

White man

November 19th, 2010
1:06 pm

Doggone…..good job dodging that bullet.

Bosch

November 19th, 2010
1:07 pm

“Well Bosch, I think it is highly debatable that some of the dems have gone further to the left.”

Well of course, whose trying to deny it?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

RW,

Well, when you’ve got leaders in the GOP saying Obama is a socialist when he isn’t, then I’d say that the electorate who voted against the Dems based on that — are ignorant.

Now, if voted against the Dems because of the economy, then they are just impatient and ADHD.

Either way, they are expecting the economy to recover quickly, which isn’t going to happen.

Bye Bye Empire

November 19th, 2010
1:09 pm

The only real purpose that the mainstream “objective” media serves is to play referee to enforce fair play between two or more opposing camps, which is problematic because the two parties aren’t playing on an even playing field and that means the referees have to in effect take sides, thus leading to the charge of bias. So maybe it’s best to dump the whole system and throw all politicians – and place our fate as a people – to the partisan wolves who scornfully reject the notion of some disinterested “objective”, non-biased position and wear their motives on their sleeves.

Bosch

November 19th, 2010
1:11 pm

Off topic, but has anyone had trouble with iTunes losing playlists when you transfer hard drives to a new computer?

I’m having to re-create years of masterful lists….dammit.

Southern Comfort

November 19th, 2010
1:12 pm

Well Bosch, I think it is highly debatable that some of the dems have gone further to the left. The healthcar bill was altered by the left to work with others (Bluedogs) on the left. If the philosphy of the bill stayed on the left, that doesn’t mean the other side moved.

Going by what you’re saying would back the notion that the Democratic Party has to continuously move to the right. If the Dems have to move to continuously appease the Blue Dogs, then they are moving to the right. However, all it takes is the GOP to shift to the right, and the Blue Dogs have to do likewise to keep their office. Lather, rinse, repeat…

Maybe it’s a good thing that many Dems that won’t return to DC are Blue Dogs.

Mr Right

November 19th, 2010
1:12 pm

Get the left to question them and you will sure get this: Do you believe in evolution ?

Moderate Line

November 19th, 2010
1:12 pm

Is there any point to this post other than belittling Hugh Hewitt? It is interesting to make the argument the Republicans are in closed universe after they won a majority of votes in the last election. They must be appealing to someone other than the 35% who claim to be Republican or the 42% who claim to be conservative according the exit polls.

This would seem to indicate Jay lives in a closed universe.

AmVet

November 19th, 2010
1:13 pm

Bosch, did you copy over the entire iTunes folder, including all of the subfolders and individual files?

Paul

November 19th, 2010
1:13 pm

Bosch

You using the same operating system?

Hey – at 0915 I saw online that HP was playing at 0930. Drat! And next week the kids around here have the week off. All I got off as a kid was Thanksgiving and the day after.

Bosch

November 19th, 2010
1:14 pm

“Maybe it’s a good thing that many Dems that won’t return to DC are Blue Dogs”

SoCo,

To me, the Blue Dogs were just real Republicans — or rather Republicans of old. They maybe used to be Democrats, but are what I want to see the Republicans become again….like my Snowe Goddess. Sigh.

Paul

November 19th, 2010
1:15 pm

Mr. Right

“Do you believe in evolution ?”

To which Romney should reply “Not when I look at Congress….”

Mr Right

November 19th, 2010
1:15 pm

Why does the left want to do away the things that for 200 years made America the greatest nation in the world ?

Doggone/GA

November 19th, 2010
1:16 pm

“good job dodging that bullet”

You can call it that, if it makes you feel better. I don’t have the time or energy to list EVERYTHING over an 8 year administration that I hated.

If you have anthing specific in mind, what’s stopping you from just asking outright?

retired early

November 19th, 2010
1:16 pm

Fred
True, some both parties have problems with his race. Ironcally, as pointed out by….

WHITE MAN… he is equal parts of both races…the perfect presidential mix, yet to too many…he is
simply…Black.

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 19th, 2010
1:17 pm

JohnnyReb, if Maher is ‘a worthless human being’ why would you waste your time stating your “object(tion) to his very existence.” to whom would one direct such an “objection”? his parents? god? HBO?

jewcowboy

November 19th, 2010
1:18 pm

Freakin hell…what the f*ck is up with this ENDLESS election coverage? The 2012 election is 2 freakin YEARS away and they are having the first debates in the Spring?!

This is why there is a miserable turnout for elections…by the time they come around people are burned out hearing about them…

Bosch

November 19th, 2010
1:18 pm

AmVet,

No. Why you ask? I’m a dumb ass. Now, I must be prejudiced against myself. Damn. I’m assuming that’s the problem. I’m a dumb ass and I’m not ashamed to admit it. :-)

I guess I really just needed to confess.

Paul,

No, I switched to Windows 7.

But despite me losing all my awesome playlists — I am so frakking excited about HP I can hardly breathe. My eldest saw it last night at midnight and told me where the movie ended. Wanna know? I was curious as to how they’d break it up….interesting choice.