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HAHA - He Couldn't Help It!

Al Gore sighed one too many times

... and we ended up with 8 years of W.

Jeesh, that was some good political commentary.

Much of what W uttered

-- was indeed sigh-worthy. ... still is.

And what Paul Ryan rattled out?

in a word, it was -- Laughable.


BIDEN'D - Oh Yeah Baby!

"If Joe Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times, then Paul Ryan must have lied 82 times."

Josiah Bartlet@Pres_Bartlet
If Joe Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times, @Reince, then Paul Ryan must have lied 82 times.


HAHAHAHAHA - We Are ALL Laughing Now!

FRI OCT 12, 2012 AT 09:50 AM PDT
Republicans: Ignore what Paul Ryan said, because Joe Biden laughed
by Laura Clawson

Strategy one is misdirection: the attempt to get the media to focus on the fact that Biden laughed rather than what he was laughing at so that Ryan gets a pass.


Sarah On Joe: "A musk ox run across the tundra with somebody underfoot."

"Really tough format, Sean, for someone like a Paul Ryan or anybody else up against Joe Biden, when the moderator allowed one candidate to absolutely run roughshod over the conversation, over the opponent," Palin told Fox News Channelís Sean Hannity on Thursday night. "Thatís a tough format. It reminded me ... of watching a musk ox run across the tundra with somebody underfoot. And in this case, when it came to style, it was Paul Ryan underfoot because of the moderator allowing Biden to do the interrupting, to kind of take control of the conversation."


LOL!!! ROVE: "I Miss Jim Lehrer"

I miss Jim Lehrer. @NewsHour #debate
ó @KarlRove via Twitter for iPhone


Think about this, Republican base voters


In honor of the debate I'm just going to run my favorite Paul Ryan interview with Glenn Beck

In honor of the debate I'm just going to run my favorite Paul Ryan interview with Glenn Beck:

GLENN BECK: Nice to meet you, sir. Tell me, tell me your thoughts on progressivism.

PAUL RYAN: Right. What I have been trying to do, and if you read the entire Oklahoma speech or read my speech to Hillsdale College that they put in there on Primus Magazine, you can get them on my Facebook page, what I've been trying to do is indict the entire vision of progressivism because I see progressivism as the source, the intellectual source for the big government problems that are plaguing us today and so to me it's really important to flush progressives out into the field of open debate.

GLENN: I love you.

PAUL RYAN: So people can actually see what this ideology means and where it's going to lead us and how it attacks the American idea.

GLENN: Okay. Hang on just a second. I ‑‑ did you see my speech at CPAC?

PAUL RYAN: I've read it. I didn't see it. I've read it, a transcript of it.

GLENN: And I think we're saying the same thing. I call it ‑‑

PAUL RYAN: We are saying the same thing.

GLENN: It's a cancer.

PAUL RYAN: Exactly. Look, I come from ‑‑ I'm calling you from Janesville, Wisconsin where I'm born and raised.

GLENN: Holy cow.

PAUL RYAN: Where we raise our family, 35 miles from Madison. I grew up hearing about this stuff. This stuff came from these German intellectuals to Madison‑University of Wisconsin and sort of out there from the beginning of the last century. So this is something we are familiar with where I come from. It never sat right with me. And as I grew up, I learned more about the founders and reading the Austrians and others that this is really a cancer because it basically takes the notion that our rights come from God and nature and turns it on its head and says, no, no, no, no, no, they come from government, and we here in government are here to give you your rights and therefore ration, redistribute and regulate your rights. It's a complete affront of the whole idea of this country and that is to me what we as conservatives, or classical liberals if you want to get technical.

GLENN: Thank you.



From the age of 16, when his 55-year-old father died of a heart attack, until he was 18, Ryan received Social Security payments, which, according to a lengthy profile in WI Magazine, he put away for college. The eventual budget czar attended Miami University in Ohio to earn a B.A. in economics and political science, and landed a congressional internship as a junior.

Ryanís congressional ascent, all the way to the top spot on the Budget Committee, began with his Social Security-funded college education.


As Biden Promised - Here They Are: "THE RYAN LETTERS"


Here's what they really want to do. Now, what do you plan to do? ...

Here's what they really want to do. Now, what do you plan to do?

The Romney-Ryan Plan to Obliterate Medicaid

... For all the talk of fresh thinking and new solutions, what they really want to do is simple: They want to stop spending money on poor people.

But that's not all. In this case, there's more than ideology at work: Romney doesn't want to spend as much on Medicaid as Obama does. In fact, he wants to take a chainsaw to it. Aaron Carroll and Austin Frakt took a look at the Romney and Obama plans in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, and the chart above shows their conclusions. On Medicare, the two candidates want to spend roughly similar amounts of money. On Medicaid, Romney wants to spend way, way less. And not just on poor people. As Jon Cohn points out, cuts of this size will have a huge impact on "dual eligibles," elderly patients who rely on Medicaid to pay their nursing home bills.

This is not a minor point of technocratic disagreement. It represents a massive change in our commitment to providing decent medical care for those who can least afford it. Medicaid, much more than Medicare, demonstrates what's really at stake in November's election. ...Kevin Drum, MoJo

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