Is There Someone Else Up There We Could Talk To? by Tim F| October 11, 20078:49 am| 14 CommentsThis post is in: General StupidityFacebookTweetEmailExclusive! Actual footage of Ezra offering to debate Malkin:
That’s pefect. Awesome.
Aw man! Priceless!
The French guy made a lot more sense than Malkin did, though.
Brave Ms. Malkin ran away
Brave Ms. Malkin ran away, away
When debate reared its ugly head,
Ms. Malkin turned her tail and fled,
Brave, brave, brave, brave Ms. Malkin
then Brave Ms. Malkin turned about,
and gallantly she chickened out…
Bravely taking to her feet,
She beat a very brave retreat…
The knights who say no-debate?
The trick is how to deal with the falling livestock and (later) poop. Is it ok to fling some of it back up at them? Or should we just use it to our advantage as food and fertilizer? And can I take this Python analogy and further and still have it make sense politically?
It’s basic physics. A right-wing commentator with an 8 oz brain simply cannot fathom the facts of a 10-lb debate about healthcare.
I don’t love TNR, but I was reading their summary of this issue. After the TNR author found out that the Frosts had tried and failed to get private healthcare on their own (rejected for pre-existing medical conditions), the response by the supposed healthcare expert Republicans were using to question the Frosts’ healthcare cost estimates was priceless:
Do none of them have the spine to stick behind their statements when questioned?
Money quote from the same TNR article:
Much like their response on any number of issues where they are hopelessly out of the mainstream (Iraq, stem cells, global warming).
that is a very good point. I think this may backfire on the right even more spectacularly than I hoped it might.
Don’t forgot about their opposition to gay rights, womens rights, minority rights, etc. Poll after poll shows the trends on these issues solidly in line with the Democratic party. Yet when they find their “gambit” has put them in a deep hole, what do Republicans do? Double down and get more unhinged.
They’re basically like a football coach that at one point had a novel strategy that worked against unprepared teams. Then all the other teams wised up, changed their game plan and started beating that Republican team soundly. But the coach and his staff are so wedded to/enamored of the strategy they can’t see it’s a loser. I think I saw this in Varsity Blues or something.
Yeah, except the Dems don’t know how to bluff either, so, unfortunately, the strategy still has some steam to it.