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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:29 PM

 

No, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney Haven't Resorted To Calling Each Other Nasty Names

Source: Slate

Politico's chief political columnist Roger Simon had a little fun with his column last night, writing that the two men on the GOP's presidential ticket had resorted to calling each other nasty names.

Paul Ryan, Simon wrote, was calling Mitt Romney "Stench" in reference to what the Wisconsin Republican would have to wash off of him if he hopes to one day run atop the GOP ticket. Romney and his close friends, meanwhile, had returned fire by dubbing Ryan "Gilligan," in an apparent reference to the bumbling crewman from Gilligan's Island.

The less-than-flattering nicknames were quickly picked up by MSNBC, the New York Times' Paul Krugman and a number of others, and reported as fact. The only problem, of course, is that the column was a satire. How do we know? (Other than by reading it in full.) We asked Simon. His emailed response: "I figured describing PowerPoint as having been invented to euthanize cattle would make the satire clear. I guess people hate PowerPoint more than I thought."

Read more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/09/26/romney_ryan_namecalling_stench_gilligan_details_in_simon_column_were_satire_.html



I should have known Politico would never really say anything negative about Rs-holes!

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Reply No, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney Haven't Resorted To Calling Each Other Nasty Names (Original post)
M_M Sep 2012 OP
oswaldactedalone Sep 2012 #1
backscatter712 Sep 2012 #2
The Wielding Truth Sep 2012 #3
myrna minx Sep 2012 #4
M_M Sep 2012 #11
deutsey Sep 2012 #5
Liberalagogo Sep 2012 #6
drm604 Sep 2012 #7
aquart Sep 2012 #14
FirstLight Sep 2012 #8
Liberal_Stalwart71 Sep 2012 #9
M_M Sep 2012 #13
Richard D Sep 2012 #10
meegbear Sep 2012 #12
FrenchieCat Sep 2012 #16
lexw Sep 2012 #15
JeffHead Sep 2012 #17
PMcDee Sep 2012 #18

Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:30 PM

1. It was a fun meme while it lasted

Let's just kick their ass so we can call them "defeated."

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:33 PM

2. I'm still calling them Stinker and Slinker! n/t

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:38 PM

3. These names are apropos. They may stick even if not initially used.

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:41 PM

4. It sure rang true to me.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 03:02 PM

11. Cheer Up

 

The Romney-Failed Chant-Scarborough clusterfuck is real!

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:44 PM

5. I thought it was hilarious, but I found it hard to believe

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:46 PM

6. Don't care

Still calling him "The Stench" as it fits.

As for "Gilligan", no, because I liked Bob Denver and would not shame one of his signature characters with that asswipe.

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:48 PM

7. I knew that it must be satire when I first read it.

I was shocked that so many ran with it as if it was fact. This makes us look foolish.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:16 PM

14. It was completely believable.

And I don't feel a bit foolish. Would have been fun to see Ryan deny that he sees a big stink attached to his career.

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:52 PM

8. thank you for clarifying!

I was wanting to post an OP that actually asked "Isn't this satire?" It was just too snarky for me to believe outright...

However, there may be more truth in there than expected, since it was so widely accepted by people....

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 03:01 PM

9. O.K., then. Let's just stick to the truth: "Robme and Lyin' Ryan"!!!

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 03:13 PM

13. Works for Me!

 

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 03:01 PM

10. How strange to live in a time . . .

. . . when you actually have to fact-check satire.

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 03:08 PM

12. So?

If Al Gore "created the internet", then Romney is "Stench".

I'm going with it ... fuck 'em.

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Response to meegbear (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:19 PM

16. My feelings exactly!

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 05:17 PM

15. The craziest part...it's believable.

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:40 PM

17. They don't have to call each other nasty names.

Calling each other Republicans is nasty enough.

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Response to M_M (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:23 PM

18. While watching the Brown-Warren debate

every time Brown referred to Warren as The Professor, I kept thinking, "Please, Elizabeth, please, call him Gilligan."

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