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Post-Debate Wrap Up

Posted by KingShamus on October 12, 2012

Well, what did I tell you?

Here, in case you forgot my amazing analysis, let me quote a post I wrote three hours ago.

Quick Prediction:  Paul Ryan is going to do do well, but Sheriff Joe is sure to get a few cheap shots in.  Upon witnessing Biden’s awesome verbal prowess, progressive blogs collectively cream their jeans at the Vice-President ‘getting tough’ on the Wisconsin congressman.  The rest of the leftstream press will play up even the slightest Biden zinger as the second coming of Cannae.  Watch for Chris Matthews talking about his thrilling leg-tingles again.  Try not to watch Excitable Andy Sullypants get thrilling tingles south of his belt buckle.

Watching PMSNBC, the socialists were very stoked that Joe Biden came out swinging.  They loved it when Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 60 some-odd times.  Every Biden zinger was a master-stroke of strategeriffic brilliance.  Every eye-roll was a sarcastic rebuke of those eeeeeevil reich-wing Rethuglicans.

So here, courtesy of the RNC, is the Slow Joe that so captivated the hearts and loins of the statist caucus.

The problem with this awesomely awesome debate performance is two-fold.  Biden’s giggling over things like the Benghazi terrorist attack and Medicare shitting the mattress may seem like zany hi-jinks to the leftists watching the debate.  But contrary to the liberal conventional wisdom, most people don’t respond well to a horse-toothed geriatric laughing his ass off every time somebody speaks.  Only people who are already on Team Obama’s bandwagon will respond positively to Biden’s nonsense.

Furthermore, Biden’s attack-dog act can’t be replicated by Barack Obama.  Likability is the last ace the president has left to play.  The Kos Kooks desperately want Barry to turn the next debate into an MMA slugfest.  They crave red meat, especially now that Obama is getting shellacked in some of the swing states.  However, if Obama starts getting angry, he’ll lose the one advantage–and it’s a fading one at that–he has over Romney.

Don’t get it twisted.  In the right situations, a candidate can look strong and raise their profile if he talks tough against his opponent.  For ultra-partisans, it can be emotionally cathartic to watch their preferred candidate get mad during a stump speech.  The faithful need to see their leaders get as passionate as they are about the important issues of the day.

But Barry can’t treat a televised debate like a campaign stump speech.  He cannot give in to his maniac base.  He’ll turn into an unlikable dickbag, Romney will appear like a grown-up and this race will be over before the debate ends.

The Democrats had a nice night because they will respond positively to Joe Biden’s oafish blustering.  The vice president  probably stopped some of the bleeding in the demoralized Donkey-Puncher base.  That has to count for something.

Paul Ryan did well enough making a pitch to moderates and conservatives.  He wasn’t at his best, but he did pretty good considering he was fighting against Biden and the moderator.

Unaffiliated voters won’t be horrified by Ryan.  They will be very turned off by the Chuckling Joe.  In the next few days, Ryan’s shortcomings will seem less negative.  Biden’s goofy demeanor will stick around and be talked about over the next few days.  It might not hurt the Obama campaign in the long run, but it won’t win them any fans that they didn’t already have.

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Paul Ryan and Joe Biden Do The Thunderdome Two-Step Tonight

Posted by KingShamus on October 11, 2012

You know where I’ll be.

My twitter feed is your friend.

Quick Prediction:  Paul Ryan is going to do do well, but Sheriff Joe is sure to get a few cheap shots in.  Upon witnessing Biden’s awesome verbal prowess, progressive blogs collectively cream their jeans at the Vice-President ‘getting tough’ on the Wisconsin congressman.  The rest of the leftstream press will play up even the slightest Biden zinger as the second coming of Cannae.  Watch for Chris Matthews talking about his thrilling leg-tingles again.  Try not to watch Excitable Andy Sullypants get thrilling tingles south of his belt buckle.

Martha Raddatz, the Dollar Store version of Diane Sawyer, is sure to be a big help for Team Barry.  I know some folks on our side want to play up the big conflict of interest, but nobody inside the liberal hive mind cares, so whatevs I guess.  I’m sure the Democrats would be super-stoked if it was a Fox News dude having such a cozy relationship with the sitting President.  [sarc/]

No, what I’m annoyed about is that Martha Raddatz is the best moderator the debate organizers could get.  The woman is a walking Daily Kos concern-troll.  Here is the stink-face she puts on whenever her dainty widdle ears pick up a political statement to the right of Noam Chomsky.

“OMFG!  YOU WANT TO CUT TAXES?  WHY DO YOU REICH-WINGERS LOVE KICKING BABIES?!?!?!?!?!?!!!11111111eleventy!”

This wacky broad’s entire career has been built on soft-socialist do-gooder bullshit.  Every story she writes assumes that the Democrats are the saviors, while and the GOP is riddled with crypto-Nazis, knuckle-dragging Bible thumpers and pollution-loving corporate raiders.  ABC News can whine all they want about her bulletproof objectivity, but everybody knows she’s a leftist.  Everyone, that is, except the Republicans who didn’t object to Raddatz being the moderator for this debate.

Oh well.

Speaking of the debate, Manhattan Infidel has an inside scoop on Joe Biden’s intense preparations for tonight’s showdown.

In Vice President Biden’s camp, optimism reigns.

“We are going to crush Ryan” said an aide who wishes to remain anonymous.

Joe Biden is one of the intellectual lights of the Democratic Party.  He’s a deep thinker and an expert in foreign policy.  That’s where we are going to attack Ryan.  We’ve been in intense mock debates the past few days and the Vice President is more than ready.   He knows all the answers.  Why I just finished asking him who the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe was.  He replied, “Some guy” which, technically, is the correct answer.  So you see, we are very confident.  I just wish the debate was scheduled for earlier in the evening as we don’t like to keep the Vice President up past his bed time.

Read the rest.  Da Infidel kills it.

See you all in the Twitterverse.

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Paul Ryan, Herman Cain and 2012

Posted by KingShamus on May 17, 2011

The lovely and talented Pundette expresses an opinion many in the right-o-sphere are thinking.

Ryan looks awfully appealing when compared with Romney, the corporatist candidate, heir-apparent to the nomination, fundraiser extraordinaire, and antithesis of a Tea Party candidate.

Maybe Newt Gingrich’s bizarre, self-destructive attack on Ryan’s ideas wasn’t so misplaced after all? Did he instinctively zero in on his strongest rival?

While we’re fantasizing, imagine the smart, articulate Ryan up against Obama in a debate. One would be armed with ad hominem attacks, distortions, and vague slogans, the other with a keen grasp of the nature of the crises we’re facing, from the details to the big picture.

Here’s a secret the MSM doesn’t want to face: If the debate is about the budget, entitlements or fiscal sanity in general, than Ryan would annihilate Barack Obama in a debate. In the two-plus years of the St. Bambi Admenstruation, the President has demonstrated absolutely no ability to articulate a coherent budget that even sorta addresses the fatal debt spiral America is about to plunge itself into during the next decade. He can talk in sonorous tones about certain things. He does alright when the teleprompter is in good working order and his speechwriters are on their game, but that’s about it.

The lamestream media hacks that run the debates would make sure to stack the deck in their Teen Beat man-crush’s favor of course. But even the chicanery of the liberal press can’t get Obama speak fluently about fiscal policy in an off-the-cuff setting. Barry just can’t be bothered to figure that stuff out. Math is hard after all, and those Titleists won’t knock themselves into water hazards all on their lonesome.

So yeah, Paul Ryan would be a nice guy to have around if Obama could be teased into debating him on equal footing. You know who would do even better than Ryan against Barack Obama?

Herman Cain.

If we have to “go there” with the race issue, I like what Andrew Breitbart said in his Heritage Foundation speech:

Breitbart . . . wants radio host Herman Cain and Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on the 2012 GOP ticket. . . .
“The only way to defeat political correctness and cultural marxism and multiculturalism is to aim straight at its head,” Breitbart said.

The beauty of the Breitbart approach is that liberals see a quote like that and say to themselves, “Give me a break. They wouldn’t actually do that, would they?”

Because it’s too damned simple. It’s like the fullback dive on fourth-and-goal. But the fullback dive is the perfect play, if you have confidence in your team. Forget the razzle-dazzle — just give the ball to the fullback and run it right at ‘em.

There’s no point worrying about the psychological symbolism of a Cain candidacy when you consider the likely alternative. What all the clever GOP pundits like Charles Krauthammer want to do is to re-run the Bob Dole ’96 campaign: Find some bland non-entity, hire a bunch of speechwriters and consultants, and run a boring, predictable campaign that ends in defeat so that, four years later, Republicans nominate somebody named “Bush.”

Here’s an idea: Put Herman Cain in a debate with Barack Obama in the last week of September 2012, pop a bucket of popcorn, then watch the former businessman demolish both liberal economic shibboleths and multi-culti canards while Obama gets pissed off because somebody actually challenged his petulant over-entitled ass.

The next week after that, DVR the ‘Jersey Shore’, crack open another tub of popcorn and tune in as Paul Ryan does his sober accountant analyst act as Joe Biden’s two brain cells attempt to bump into each other in the hopes of forming a sentence.

Lather, rinse, repeat a couple more times until President Lightbringer and his Administration of Pure Fucking Fail is revealed as the stale old pinko joke they really are right on national television for the entire electorate to see.

As RS McCain says, “What, too easy?”

You’re right. It’s not quite difficult enough to beat a sitting president. Let’s make this election waaaaay harder than it has to be.

How’s about a dull technocrat like Mitch Daniels. He’ll be freaking great. He wants a truce on social issues, thus giving Christian conservatives absolutely no reason to get excited and vote in 2012. How does the GOP wins without the religious right showing up to the polls? Oh yeah, that’s it…they don’t.

Well, if you have a hard-on for dull technocrats who have even more politically harmful ideas than Daniels, you’ll love Mitt Romney. He was for ObamaCare in Massachusetts before he was against it in America. That’ll be simple to explain to voters looking for a contrast between Obama and Romney. Wait, did I say ‘simple’? What I meant to say was goddamn near impossible.

Not an arduous enough path? Try nominating the Newt-Man on for size. He’ll only shoot himself in the foot once or twice a week, then run the barrel up his leg while mashing his finger on the trigger just for shits and giggles. If Gingrich is the GOP candidate, Barack Obama’s campaign message will consist entirely of posters, flyers, youtube clips and television ads proclaiming, “Hey, At Least I’m Not That Self-Indulgent Doucherocket”.

I swear to Jeeeebus…the GOP is going to fuck up the free lunch Obama will be serving up to them in 2012. And why? Because they’re scared of taking a risk?

For almost 25 years, the Republicans have done their level best to play it nice and safe. What the hell has it gotten them? Bush the Elder, Bob Dole, Dubya and John McCain are all admirable men. They have served their country in war and peace, shown tough leadership during times of extraordinary peril and are proud patriots. They’re also politicians who were anointed by their party leadership not because they were good candidates, but because it was their turn.

The MSM is dying for the GOP to play to that cheesedick type. That way, they can just run one their tried-n-true “Republicans Are Racist Sexist Homophobe Ghouls” narratives. To pile on to RS McCain’s football metaphor, the defense is dead sure it knows what play the GOP is going to run, so they’re perfectly poised to break it up in the backfield for a twenty yard loss.

The Republicans have to shatter the habits that have made them so lame and beatable. One way to do that is to nominate people that don’t fit the Donkey-Puncher Party’s pre-fit election templates. Paul Ryan’s budget is a way of getting America in the right direction. It acknowledges reality and doesn’t kick the can down the road, but instead tries to deal with the federal debt in an honest way. Herman Cain is not the usual Ivy League peckerwood elitist. He’s been wildly successful in a world far different from the ivory tower theoretical egghead labs that created Barack Obama’s ideology.

The Cain/Ryan team is a winner. Yes, it’s risky. But then again, if the GOP is just going to do what it always does, there’s a huge chance they will fail and deliver Obama another term. That would be fatal to the American republic. The Republicans should not consign the US to certain doom just because it cannot get past its pathetic loser traditions.

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Discipline or Doom: America’s choice

Posted by KingShamus on April 5, 2011

In an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, Representative Paul Ryan has thrown down the budgetary gauntlet. Conservatives, you wanted an axe taken to federal spending, right? Well, Ryan has created an army of chainsaws instead.

How do you know it’s a serious budget? Take a gander at what Ryan proposes for Medicare.

This budget’s reforms will protect health and retirement security. This starts with saving Medicare. The open-ended, blank-check nature of the Medicare subsidy threatens the solvency of this critical program and creates inexcusable levels of waste. This budget takes action where others have ducked. But because government should not force people to reorganize their lives, its reforms will not affect those in or near retirement in any way.

Starting in 2022, new Medicare beneficiaries will be enrolled in the same kind of health-care program that members of Congress enjoy. Future Medicare recipients will be able to choose a plan that works best for them from a list of guaranteed coverage options. This is not a voucher program but rather a premium-support model. A Medicare premium-support payment would be paid, by Medicare, to the plan chosen by the beneficiary, subsidizing its cost.

In addition, Medicare will provide increased assistance for lower- income beneficiaries and those with greater health risks. Reform that empowers individuals—with more help for the poor and the sick—will guarantee that Medicare can fulfill the promise of health security for America’s seniors.

Well, at least now the liberals and Donkey-Punchers can’t whine about the Republicans not proposing anything substantive.

You know what this budget assumes? It assumes that the Tea Party and rank-n-file conservatives can provide the political cover necessary when the inevitable AARP/Schmuck Schumer backlash. This budget was created as a direct result of the 2010 midterms.

Could conservatives have hoped for something even more dramatic than the Ryan budget? I dunno. The fact that a Republican has the brass to take on Medicare reform should be seen as a very large step in the right direction.

The question is: Will the Right stand up for this budget? The Democrats and the lamestream media–but I repeat myself–are going to savage this thing. Any and every tired shopworn cliche we’ve heard about Republicans for the last thirty years (They hate the poor! They’re gonna kill seniors! They want to starve children! TrickleDownEconomicsBushitlerHaliburtonFascismChristianCoaltionKochBrothers!!!!11111eleventy!!!!) will be used to scare the shit out of the vast politically disengaged majority. The blogosphere, the tea parties and the rest of the conservatives cannot allow lefty panic-mongers to go unchallenged.

The GOP has to do some heavy lifting here too. That means no Lindsey Graham style backstabbing to score cheap political points from the New York Times editorial board. But even more important than that is grassrooots support. If this budget doesn’t receive a lot of help from the regular folks, the Republicans will surely revert to their needle-dick default settings.

I snagged the original WSJ link from Memeorandum.

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