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Just' cold debatin'Good lord, people, who even knew we would be doing this, tonight?! Just think, drinking and watching some crap on the teevee and maybe just cold layin’ down some blogs. Oh yeah right that is just the normal life in America every single day … or it was, before the Economy Collapsed. Anyway, who knows what Walnuts! will do — not wear pants? Pick his nose and wipe it on Jim Lehrer? A vaudeville softshoe? Everything’s possible when you are an absolutely crazy old idiot.

8:58 PM — It’s on, people … it’s ON THE TEEVEE. Newell’s pre-game post is here, please move your ice chests and handguns to this new thread.
8:59 PM — They should just show cartoons beforehand, like at an old-timey movie. A talkie!
8:59 PM — Ted Kennedy had a seizure. Yeah, McCain is driving us all crazy. But he went to the hospital, is reportedly home again, and is watching the debate. Don’t look into Lehrer’s eyes, Teddy!
9:00 PM — Christine wants you to know that French candidates are super smart and classy and have two-hour boring debates, in French. Come on, lady, this is AMERICA. We finish our debates with trucknutz smackdowns. (Probably this is the next stunt McCain will attempt.)
9:00 PM — Oh dudez if you don’t have cable, you can watch on your computer, CNNPolitics.com.
9:01 PM — “You’re looking at the back of Jim Lehrer ….” Thanks for that, Wolf. Thanks a lot.
9:02 PM — “No cheers, no applause, no noise of any kind.” Just like Lehrer likes it … he’s got lifeless eyes, like a doll’s eyes.
9:03 PM — No midget step for McCain? He must be wearing lifts in his shoes, but is still so leetle.
9:03 PM — Ha ha, so much for foreign policy, and right to the Economic Disaster.
9:04 PM — Obama: “Can’t think of a more important time to talk about the future of the country.”
9:04 PM — Barry drops the “g” on “struggling.” Southern style! (But otherwise sounds normal.)
9:04 PM — Well this is not the most exciting opening answer, but he hits the “helping homeowners” right away, and (zing) “this is a final verdict on eight years of the policies of President Bush, supported by Senator McCain.”
9:06 PM — Ha ha, McCain starts with an “update” about Kennedy in the hospital, even though CNN already said Teddy is home and watching the debate. Still, always a classy move to say howdy to your Senate buddy from the ’70s.
9:07 PM — McCain wants to make sure we don’t lose our credits! Can’t buy new ‘droid parts without credits!
9:07 PM — Oh jeez, McCain looks tired, and we can’t really tell what he’s talking about. “This isn’t the beginning of the end of the crisis, it’s the end of the beginning.” Is he threatening everyone again?
9:08 PM — HA, Lehrer says, “Let’s go back to the question, are you in favor of this plan? We’ve got five minutes, you can make a deal,” etc., Jim Lehrer hates everyone.
9:09 PM — Obama notes that neither of them have seen the plan, as it’s not done or anything.
9:10 PM — Lehrer: “You’re gonna vote for the plan, Senator?”
9:10 PM — McCain: “Yeah, yeah, sure, I guess, I hope.” What?
9:10 PM — But now McCain would like to talk about the stuff he loves, which is doing an invasion. Dwight “I Like Ike” Eisenhower wrote a letter right after the Greatest Invasion. That’s why McCain still wants to fire motherfucking Christopher Cox. Huh?
9:11 PM — Obama gets mildly populist, says incomes are down, etc. Now Lehrer is starting to piss off Barack and Juan, telling them to talk to each other, and maybe they will do a bipartisan action on Lehrer.
9:13 PM — Ha, Lehrer wants McCain to have a conversation. “Do you agree?” No, he says, and then repeats the same goddamned thing Obama said, minus the detail or knowledge, and starts talking about the “American worker.”
9:14 PM — Black-Eyed Jim is still trying to get McCain to say anything. The answer: Ergh, the talking points. Earmarks. Gateway drug. Like Ambien?
9:15 PM — Hey, Fucknuts, don’t be putting down million-dollar studies on Western wildlife ya bag of golf clubs. We will need QUITE A BIT MORE million-dollar studies on Western wildlife to fix the shit Bush and Cheney have pulled out here, in the West, which is basically timber deals. Don’t you fucking fuck with motherfucking Bears, you fuck.
9:17 PM — Obama notes that the Bush/Cheney corporate pals are getting hundreds of millions from earmarks and executive orders, while poor people get nothing, and Mountain Bears only get a million-dollar study after they’re all getting killed.
9:18 PM — Gosh, McCain has learned that corporate money given to government corrupts. Come on Barry, give McCain some Keating Five.
9:19 PM — The light is sort of making Obama’s hair look … green? IS HE THE JOKER?
9:19 PM — Obama just missed a big chance to, again, explain very clearly that his tax plan cuts taxes on NINETY-FIVE PERCENT of Americans. That is kind of an important point, eh?
9:22 PM — Yes, now that is kind of important, too, right? How will you like paying taxes on your crappy healthy insurance?
9:24 PM — John McCain hates Christmas trees that are “festooned with ornaments.”
9:25 PM — Well, here is McCain’s attack. Obama is saying, “It’s not true, it’s not true John.” He is shaking his head with dignity. DRINK!
9:26 PM — Oh Lehrer’s hair looks green, too. Maybe your editor will replace this teevee he bought to cover the 2000 election, for $80, at Circuit City. It has a VHS built-in video tape recorder!
9:27 PM — Newell will soon take over. He will probably get the “good stuff.”
9:28 PM — Ha, Obama just noted how China is having exciting space missions and space walks, while we eat dirt and pay giant car-insurance premiums.
9:29 PM — McCain is chuckling and cackling about being the new Herbert Hoover, or Coolidge, probably. Whichever one he went to Top Hat Prep School with, at the Junior-Scamp War College.
9:30 PM — First-Third Recap: You dudes are boring. Lively it up a bit, while your editor refreshes his wine bottle, and here comes your D.C. No.#01 Pimp, Jim Newell, okay see you soon.

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  • AngryBlakGuy
  • graceless

    Yay!

  • Bramlet Abercrombie

    Niiiice Blingee!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …WoW, he is going right after WALNUTS! off the bat!

  • SayItWithWookies

    Why does Obama want to punish the rich? Doesn’t he know this crisis was the fault of the poor?

  • SystemError

    McCain politicizing Sen Kennedy’s health!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …it looks like WALNUTS! cheek pouch is dragging down his left eye.

  • Hooray For Anything

    Obama’s got his game ON and in HD, McCain looks like his face is made out of silly putty.

  • thwanger

    physical crisis?

  • Tito Puente

    His tie is making me trip-out.

  • graceless

    Ha ha ha, Kennedy’s home! Probably already into the scotch!

  • SayItWithWookies

    Oh god — McCain kneecapped Senator Kennedy for a cheap political stunt?!

  • Serolf Divad

    [re=110880]SystemError[/re]:

    Yes, that was lame. Libruls ain;t voting for you Micke just because you called Kennedy the “lion of the senate.”

  • nurple

    McCain would like some warm tea, not to hot please.

  • mirrorball

    Did someone tell Walnuts that Kennedy is back home?

  • soytrucknutz

    Hahaha, Senator Kennedy got home an hour ago he’s watching the debate giving the finger to McCain on the TV, take that WalTruckNutz!

  • shortsshortsshorts

    They are currently saying the same freaking thing.
    Booos.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …he is talking about “packages”, I wonder if he brings up Boehner?

  • bago

    Main Street should be a drinking point.

  • SayItWithWookies

    [re=110869]Bramlet Abercrombie[/re]: Goddamn blingee’s murdering my refresh rate.

  • SystemError

    end of the beginning of the end of the end of the beginning of the plan

  • Serolf Divad

    WTF?! Foreign oil? Where’d that come from?

  • graceless

    Man, this posting is slow tonight… drinking already?

  • Murph

    House Republicans weren’t part of the negotiations?? Sorry, Walnuts, but they were. They just changed plans.

  • SayItWithWookies

    McCain’s nervous. What the hell? Oh yeah — the economy is Cindy’s department.

  • eekahil

    Is Walnuts! gonna sing “Sweet Adeline”?
    Dig that tie!

  • thwanger

    bring the stakeholders home!

  • Crab1

    If I forget how I feel-IN REAL TIME-I’ll just consult cnn’s scrolling graph on the bottom of the screen. I just have to remember what color I am.

    Is there a graph to remember what color I am?

  • Deepthroat

    obama is doing well. looking right at the camera, he seems confident and strong. He went right in to numbered points, that is important for the average bear… i thought walnuts was going to say, “well Jim, i haven;t been feeling too well… just yesterday i had a mild stroke” HAHA walnuts, says we all saw this coming…

  • simetrias

    Train wreck coming. Yup. Word.

  • Serolf Divad

    “Sure” McCain’s going to vote for the plan, “sure,” why the heck not.

  • SayItWithWookies

    I hope he mentions Lurchson sat on this bailout proposal for months.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …am I the only one that thinks Barry is looking kinda mean tonight? Like he released his inner negro, by the end of the night we might have to upgrade him to WAR unicorn.

  • mirrorball

    This is D-Day?

  • Schilde

    it is just me or did walnuts just not speak a word regarding the question that ass-clown oil wealth Lehrer simply put down on the SMACKDOWN to his old rival WALNUTS! whom failed to mention a single word regarding the question as barry continues to OWN him. I don’t need no disco this ain’t no party this is a train wreck that is coming out of my screen and into my heart treasure these moments my friends treasure the train wreck!

  • President Beeblebrox

    Walnuts! was for the bailout before he was against it…

  • chascates

    Oh, don’t bring D-Day into this!

  • eekahil

    Blingee is makin’ me catch The Epilepsies.

  • peteymca

    is he really talking about fucking eisenhower?

  • Serolf Divad

    I’ve been heavily criticized ’cause I wanted someone fired and blurted out the first name that came into my head.

  • simetrias

    Why isn’t Walnuts’ mouth moving?

  • d4g33z

    Oh god. WWII reference alert. How many drinks is that?

  • SayItWithWookies

    WAR STORIES!

  • Skewgee

    OMG, look at the tie!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …hehehehe, I like how this moderator is instigating!

  • The Neoskeptic

    walnuts just said Eisenhower wrote his resignation letters in 1994.

  • SayItWithWookies

    You were criticized, Senator, because you didn’t know what Cox did.

  • chascates

    “That’s why I intend to fire all the finance industry lobbyists on my campagin staff.” Oh wait, I made that up.

  • Voyou Charmant

    As long as Obama remembers Poland, I think he’ll do fine.

  • The Neoskeptic

    lovin the blingees, guys. it reminds me of my ex-gfs from high school girlfriend’s myspace pages.

  • junkscience

    That Blingee made me drop junk in my trunks.

  • simetrias

    Afraid I couldn’t hear him? Good strategy. Remind us how old ya are.

  • soytrucknutz

    I’m Barry Obama and I approve this mixed message! WalNutz just made a joke about his age but it’s his armz not his earz that don’t work.

  • Franklin Pierce & Pierce

    Jesus, Jim Lehrer is doing an awkward job.

  • Deepthroat

    obama looks extra chocolaty… jim leher is trying to start some shit with his evil black button eyes of sorrow

  • The Neoskeptic

    [re=110954]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: yes, jim lehr has more cajones than any debate moderator, ever.

  • NoWireHangers

    WALNUTS! tie is gonna give my Grandma in Missouri a seizure.

  • Franklin Pierce & Pierce

    Is McCain just repeating everything that Obama is saying?

  • Mergatroyd

    Mr. Leher looks a bit like Jessica Tandy. Agreed?

  • agentstinky

    Since when did Jim Lehrer become a kooky old man? “I just want y’all to talk to each other yee hee hee!”

  • graceless

    [re=110910]SayItWithWookies[/re]: So that’s what it is…

  • stopsmiling

    i wouldn’t want to look at Walnuts either…

  • simetrias

    In THE Wall St. Is that like THE INTERNETS?

  • The Neoskeptic

    what’s the drinking game rule for “wall street excesses and greed”? Walnuts has said it at least 5 times already.

  • Murph

    Excess greed in Washington DC? What does Walnuts mean?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Nice shiv with the “folks who are rich and powerful and can hire lobbyists,” Obama!

  • TheRealJimbo

    I’m late to the game. What words do I drink to?

  • StripesAndPlaids

    Is it my TV, or does Obama look darker tonight?

  • mirrorball

    John, don’t use the word “fundamental.” It hasn’t been good for you.

  • druranium

    WALNUTS! won’t dignify the debate by talking to Obama

  • AngryBlakGuy

    [re=110966]Voyou Charmant[/re]: …and McCain remembers Constantinople, he did fight there after all.

  • NoWireHangers

    Jim Lehrer’s eyes can see into the depths of my soul.

  • Serolf Divad

    Uhu, here goes Wallnuts with the “American worker is he fundamentals I was talking about” bullshit.

  • SystemError

    VELCRO?????

  • SayItWithWookies

    “the Wall Street.” Such as.

  • Voyou Charmant

    They need to say things directly to each other — It’s the only way Jim Lehrer can get off!!!

  • aabbbiee

    Does anyone else hate that ‘audience reaction” thing at the bottom of the CNN screen?

  • bitchincamaro

    Spending is out of control because of your people

  • chascates

    Jeebus, Lehrer is 4 years older than Walnuts! Are there no young people who can moderate debates? I realize they have to be white but still.

  • Dreamer

    McCain seems to be subdued — I was expecting fire. Oh we are not talking about war.

  • DoctorCulturae

    Yes, gov’t changed “us” and now we will change the gov’t.

  • President Beeblebrox

    whaaaa? Did Walnuts! just say “gateway drug”????

  • nurple

    I blame Wall Street….More specifically, the tap room at Fraunces, and its weak-azz Sierra Nevada.

  • simetrias

    Gateway drug! Like Cindy’s painkillers?

  • Voyou Charmant

    Ear marking is a date rape drug.

  • StripesAndPlaids

    Walnuts said “the Wall Streets” that is GOLD!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    [re=110953]Skewgee[/re]: …it looks like he mugged the mayor of Candy land!

  • eastcoastliberal

    A “gateway drug”? Oh for the love of pete….

  • NoWireHangers

    “Spending in Washington is out of control”, WALNUTS!? YOU REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN IN CONTROL FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS. Why don’t you ask Sarah Palin and Ted Stevens about Earmarking? You old coot.

  • SayItWithWookies

    “I still believe our best days are ahead of us.” Uh, what? Was that the argument?

  • TheRealJimbo

    Earmarking is a gateway drug to what? Pot? MDMA? ‘Shrooms.

  • jagorev

    I’m just tuning in. I got turned away by the elitist Obamatards who were having a debate watching party at a sports bar in midtown. The bar is too full, they said. Now I’m going to write in Hillary.

  • stew

    McCain bear joke falls flat. Poor Walnuts..

  • mirrorball

    Bears owe child support!

  • WadISay

    He’s got a quill pen.

  • noidiotsplease

    The audience reaction makes me realize how dumb people are. All you have to say is “america is great” and things go up.

    No love for the bear line.

  • PoliTacky

    [re=110953]Skewgee[/re]: Bush wore a HYPNO TIE like that in 2000 to hypnotize everybody with bullshit:

    HE’S GOT A PEN!
    So did Dole, I’m not impressed

  • Neilist

    “We need less government”?

    Like, less regulation of financial institutions?

    ::::Shaking head violently until brain ceases functioning, so I can understand this better::::

  • d4g33z

    He’s got a sharpie! It’s kinda old! Like him!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …he brought out the crusty old bear DNA talking point! Blah blah blah!

  • simetrias

    I’ve got a PEN-IS good for a veto. Cindy agrees.

  • Murph

    McCain will veto every spending bill! Unqualified statement!

  • Crab1

    Wally Nutz accuses bears of crimes? He is now stealing Colbert’s bit.

  • agentstinky

    What the fuck is WALNUTS talking about? “I will veto them. I will make them famous, and you will know their names.” Is he just quoting books he read in college in 1903?

  • shortsshortsshorts

    MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET MAIN STREET

  • chascates

    A POW pen! It’s old, and scarred, and . . .

  • druranium

    New clause:
    Drink every time mccain makes a lousy joke
    Like the bear dna paternity one
    drink x 3 if he laughs at his own joke awkwardly

  • bitchincamaro

    I’ll eat my hockey stick if Barry mentions Keating 5

  • soytrucknutz

    John McCain has a bridge to nowhere to sell you in Alaska, but he doesn’t want to pay for it

  • nurple

    …and WHO gathered the DNA of the bears in Montana? Hmmmm????

  • Tequila Face

    McCain looks so old, tired and sick. I bet even Ted Kennedy looks better than him tonight.

  • Beans

    Fuck, Walnuts mentioned our creepy Dr. Strangelove senator. Maybe he we all visualize together, rather than world peace we can visualize Walnuts stomping across the stage and grabbing Obama by the lapels and yelling “whippersnapper uppity kid.”

    Opening for Obama–he did the earmark bill with Dr. STrangelove.

  • 4tehlulz

    [re=110999]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: That’s Istanbul, not Constantinople

  • DoctorCulturae

    Walnuts looks like he’s hyperventilating. Methinks Hopey should go for the jab.

  • thwanger

    mccain is still thinking he’s at the convention with all the USA! USA! stuff. speak, human. speak!

  • SayItWithWookies

    Oh — earmarks — lame recitation of a discredited line…. “they are gonna be famous.” He doesn’t believe a word he’s saying.

  • simetrias

    Say it, Hopey. 300 billion

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=111053]bitchincamaro[/re]: Please make it so!

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Oh snap. Barry’s nailing the tax plan…. DAMN foos

  • Hooray For Anything

    Jesus, McCain looks like he really, really, really needs a nap.

  • Deepthroat

    SPLIT SCREEN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NoWireHangers

    Barry is so sexy when he’s mad, and this whole staring into the camera thing is really hot. When he walked on stage you knew he just wanted to throttle WALNUTS!

  • soytrucknutz

    ‘Grow the economy from the bottom up’ – good line, way to go Barry’s Debate Coach.

  • jagorev

    Ooh Obama just said he suspended earmarks for senior centers. That was pretty subtle. Now watch while McCain obliquely tries to point out the fact that Obama is BLACK! HE’S BLACK, PEOPLE! WAKE UP!

  • SayItWithWookies

    Nice point, Barry — earmarks amount to only $18B of the budget. McCain’s tax cuts are $300B.

  • Neilist

    Can we get back to D-Day?

    I want to re-live the 101st Airborne’s historic assault on the rear of Fritz von Palin’s position.

  • Crow T. Robot

    Cross of Iron you fucking little goblin–that’s what Ike talked about, Humanity hanging from a cross of iron…and that’s how you like it.

    That is a good makeup job though.

  • noidiotsplease

    I don’t mean to go back and forth—honey that is the damn point of a debate!

  • bitchincamaro

    Wally’s gonna bust an eyeball soon. I hope

  • NoWireHangers

    I don’t care if Barry pork-barrelled, why don’t you ASK FUCKING CARIBOU BARBIE ABOUT HER PORK BARRELLING. Her podunk town got MILLIONS of dollars in Federal money. You didnt’ fight against anything.

  • soytrucknutz

    Ha ha ha $930 million isn’t a lot of money to Cindy McCain either – he just appointed Miss Congeniality his VP.

  • simetrias

    I shot the sheriff…
    I didn’t win Miss Congeniality, I married her.

  • Texas2Step

    I’m getting worried….

  • NoWireHangers

    I shot the Sheriff

  • Deepthroat

    do you see a lump on his baack?~? maybe its just the cancer spreading?

  • StripesAndPlaids

    [re=111051]chascates[/re]: and I hid it in my butt for FIVE AND A HALF YEARS ALAN!!!!!

  • Bramlet Abercrombie

    [re=110986]agentstinky[/re]: Exactly. Geez, Jim, chill.

  • Neilist

    He may not have one “Miss Congenitality of the U.S. Senate.” But he did win the “Most Likely To Give It Up To Wall Street” Award.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …yeah you are right WALNUTS! you didnt win “Miss Congeniality”, that is your running mate. Caribou Barbie!

  • nurple

    Sherriff is an Ay-rab word!

  • The Neoskeptic

    McCain totally called Obama on the Billions of earmarks that don’t seem like more than pocket change to him.

  • eekahil

    McWally said he didn’t win Miss Congeniality in the Senate.
    OMGWTF!!!
    I never knew he was with the gayers!

  • matineeidol

    Ah hence Palin. To win Miss Congeniality as tie breaker of the Senate.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …did Barry just cut him off?! That isn’t very Democrat like!!!

  • DoctorCulturae

    yes! mccain=bush!

  • simetrias

    Respond directly to him, Walnuts, and use your inside voice.

  • StripesAndPlaids

    “Don’t you fucking fuck with motherfucking Bears, you fuck.” Word.

  • Kev-O-Tron

    Yikes. I’m watching teh debate with baby boomers. weird.

  • thwanger

    my teevee makes mccain look oranger than usual. maybe cindy sprayed him?

  • Dreamer

    why isn’t Obama making a case for his earmark requests?

  • SayItWithWookies

    McCain’s random tossing of a phrase into sentences — blah blah blah I was not elected Miss Congeniality blah blah blah — reminds me of a senile but tenured professor who used to give long lectures interspersed with random tidbits about tweed.

  • soytrucknutz

    [re=111035]PoliTacky[/re]: Yeah but Dole’s pen is just a prop, now replaced with a viagra bottle, he woulda won if he had the viagra bottle because America wanted to elect a boner and Bill Clinton had it.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    [re=111076]Deepthroat[/re]: …seconded!

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    My friends! drink!

  • The Neoskeptic
  • AngryBlakGuy

    …he said “my friends”, take a gulp!

  • SayItWithWookies

    Right — everyone knows businesses toil under the onerous yoke of the government here. WTF is McCain talking about that the US has the second highest business tax rate?

  • jagorev

    Lehrer’s constant instructions to the candidates to talk to each other is a little creepy. It’s like he’s directing a porno.

  • Deepthroat

    Lehrer is like directing them in a high school play tryout… yes, now turn to him John, turn to him and kinda give me a feeling like you’re about a quarter of the way through your box of sun sweet prunes…

  • benj-thewrathofgod

    Ireland! Lucky Ireland! We’re all Irish now. I’m ordering a Guinness.

  • simetrias

    C’mon, Walnuts, what about all the INDEPENDENT children in America?

  • President Beeblebrox

    First “my friends”… time to do a shot.

    Walnuts!:

    “I personally believe that U.S. Americans should have the tax cuts, so they can buy $5,000 tax credits so they can send their kids to the college, or like such as, for the future of our children.”

  • d4g33z

    McCain ISN’T Miss Congeniality! He’s hating on his veep….

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    So, McCain won his suit against the bear?

    For what it is worth, I think both started out poorly. Obama is getting stronger. I’m amazed that Obama had to be goaded to defend his tax cuts, and did so so poorly.

  • NoWireHangers

    Lehrer just wants them to wrestle naked. What’s with all this talk to each other thing?

  • DoctorCulturae

    McNervous’ pitch in his voice is higher than normal. He’s sliming Hopey with foolishness. Hopey needs to turn to offense, not defense.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …WoW, Barry with the BITCH SLAP!!!

  • The Neoskeptic

    Obama finally was able to work in his “95% of America won’t see a tax increase” line.

  • SayItWithWookies

    A $5,000 tax cut for insurance that costs $12,000 a year — does anyone think that’s a good idea?

  • Voyou Charmant

    Barry is going to lose because he is making good points and using facts.

  • NoWireHangers

    Note to WALNUTS!: you can’t lie about Barry when he’s standing right next to you and can call you on it.

  • The Neoskeptic

    GET WITH THE PROGRAM, KEN. OBAMA DID SAY HE IS CUTTING TAXES FOR 95% OF AMERICAN. YOU ARE IN THE TANK FOR MCCAIN.

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=111146]d4g33z[/re]: McSlut will mention everything HE DOESN’T DO!

  • WIDTAP

    Watching Lerh is like watching a marriage counselor. “No John, talk to Barry – really talk to Barry”

  • eekahil

    festooned!
    point to Wally for fancy word!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …WALNUTS! looks like he is about to snap! Keep jabbing Barry!!!

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Fuck you, Walnuts

  • simetrias

    Walkin’ the walk. LOL.

  • Crab1

    Festooned is one of my favorite old-tymey words. Plus he mentions Christmas. Fundies now have forbidden boners.

  • bitchincamaro

    he called him shiftless. racist!

  • soytrucknutz

    Aren’t we going to start talking about John McCain at the gates of hell soon? This isn’t fair to Walnutz until we know that Barry is a half breed Muslin.

  • thwanger

    “shifted” = flip flop?

    “you can look it up”? on the googles?

  • jagorev

    Jesus, they sound pissed and testy. I’d love it if this just descended into a shouting match.

  • simetrias

    Walnuts almost called him Captain Obama.

  • azw88

    Johnny is getting ants in his pants….

  • Kev-O-Tron

    Grandpa might look nicer when he smiled if his teeth weren’t so disgusting.

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=111168]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Keep the heat on Barry!

  • NoWireHangers

    [re=111168]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: God, I’d LOVE to see him rush Barry’s podium! He’s a mean old coot! And it’s what Jim wants…

  • Bramlet Abercrombie

    “I was called The Sheriff heh heh heh heh” Eight years of POTUS snickering at his own lame jokes is enough!

  • mirrorball

    What’s with McCain’s giggling?

  • soytrucknutz

    ‘Financial rescue thing’ thanks for showing up guy sitting at desk thing.

  • Voyou Charmant

    John has really great teeth. He should smile big and laugh a lot. People love people who’s teeth are made of oats.

  • chascates

    [re=111155]SayItWithWookies[/re]: well, they can always go to the emergency room.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Wow — McCain’s shotgun approach. Obama should just hit back and not bother responding point-by-point.

  • bitchincamaro

    audience in a coma

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …um, wasn’t this suppose to be foreign policy?

  • eastcoastliberal

    HE’S GETTIN’ PISSED!

  • Chuckie Jesus

    The little bags under Jim’s eyes are his pith-glands.

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=111198]Voyou Charmant[/re]: win!

  • simetrias

    Hopey is getting too wonkey. Pull out the one-liners, put away the plan.

  • professor.cj

    [re=111167]eekahil[/re]: does anyone in America besides freak wonks even know what the hell McCain is talking about re: festooned Christmas tree?

    I think they’re going to think he’s senile…… (meh.)

  • nurple

    James Lipton should moderate these things.

  • bitchincamaro

    need some fireworks

  • SayItWithWookies

    Fuck the rescue plan. If McCain wants to make a political issue out of it, let investment banks die. I won’t weep.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    [re=111189]DoctorCulturae[/re]: [re=111191]NoWireHangers[/re]: …I’d settle for a seizure like Vietnam flashback.

  • DoctorCulturae

    This is shaping up to be like 1-on-1 basketball. Take him to the hoop Hopesman!

  • Murph

    Which debate is going to cover national security and foreign affairs?

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Barry is currently pwning.

  • fish with broken dreams

    that’s it.. i’m robo-tripping.

  • azw88

    Go for the jugular, Barak! Piss that old fuck off so much he tries and bum-rushes you… Let Secret Service finish him off

  • Schilde

    barry is waiting for his opponent to fail or “blow up” himself he just needs to keep this guy alive until the election otherwise he’s got no one to roll over the day of the election DON’T WORRY KIDS IT’S GOING to be a LANDSLIDE

    Barry victorious and John McDonalds serving more fat to the pigs as long as he lives or as long as Arizona dies

  • junkscience

    Ireland went into a recession yesterday. Just FYI.

  • Crab1

    Math! Science! The Future! Hell YES!

  • NotLaughing

    “Keeping pace”

    HAHAHAHAHA!!

    Somebody needs to read The World is Flat.

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  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=111182]jagorev[/re]: Yeah, sadly even Obama is looking like he’s losing some of his cool and he NEVER loses his cool. He just has to hold tight until McCain hops over the dias and challenges him to a fistfight

  • d4g33z

    [re=111163]DoctorCulturae[/re]: He should do well with the “What can’t you do ’cause there’s no more fucking money” question.

  • bitchincamaro

    what about mass tran??

  • nurple

    We should cut health insurance. Tuburcular waifs and consumptives add a touch of Victorian charm to our bleak suburban sameness.

  • 2druk2phluq

    my liveblog is like a transcript of a stoner party, made sense when I wrote it, now wtf did I mean

    also, our drinking game has too many things they are saying
    never gonna make it to the end without falling out of the chair

  • Sean O

    Walnuts has no plan other than “cut spending.”

  • WIDTAP

    Oooh MCCain called Barry the “L” work. It’s ON!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …I would love to hear Barry refer to himself in the third person, kinda like the Rock.

  • thwanger

    uh-oh the state senate. here comes the infanticide?

  • Rush

    I’m drinking some shit with ethanol in it now

  • NoWireHangers

    WALNUTS! blabs about cutting spending. You mean on that TRILLION dollar war? Oh, you want to keep that going, so what would you cut? Education? Well, I didn’t think America could get any dumber, but maybe you’re onto something…

  • Terry

    LOL, McCain is complaining that government has gotten out of control? Uh, John, where you been working for the last couple of decades?

  • jagorev

    Barry is boring me. He needs to stop laying out his policies in a reasonable, concise manner, and needs to show more contempt and hatred of John McCain.

  • azw88

    Cut spending… McCain just lied, what were we supposed to do again??/

    Oh, nothing, he does that too often to make it a drinking game.

  • chascates

    Cut spending, such as no-bid contracts?

  • DangerousLiberal

    McNutters opposes ethanol subsidies…there goes Iowa…

  • SayItWithWookies

    Has there been a national security or international relations question yet?

  • simetrias

    Building a little ship, eh.

  • PoliTacky

    Literal Combat ship?

  • soytrucknutz

    I oppose ethanol subsidies and I also oppose the state of Iowa having 7 electoral votes. I’m John McCain and I support this message.

  • mirrorball

    I’m gonna be wasted if McCain mentions Obama’s earmarks one more time.

  • Voyou Charmant

    Though I sort of agree with McCain on his ethanol cut idea, that shit aint playin’ in the heartland. Ask Ed Schultzzzzz.

  • NoWireHangers

    Anyone notice Barry’s hair has gone gray overnight? Get a box of Just for Men, Barack. We need you to stay sexy!

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    I love when McCain laughs at his own jokes.

  • bitchincamaro

    Barry going to federal prison?

  • azw88

    Cost overruns?? Ummm HALIBURTON! BLACKWATER!

  • simetrias

    I saved 6.4 billion. . . and Cindy spent it at Tiffanys

  • AngryBlakGuy

    [re=111220]junkscience[/re]: …yeah, I heard that one too.

  • nurple

    Speaking of ethanol…where’s the Tom Collins mix?

  • eastcoastliberal

    Every agency of government must go according to crazy man.

  • NotLaughing

    Investigate every agency?

    Oh my.

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  • Chuckie Jesus

    FESTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

  • matineeidol

    effin nafta givin jobs to ireland

  • jstring

    Walnuts may blow

  • NotLaughing

    Cindy is a festooner.

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  • Kev-O-Tron

    “I have looked into Lehrer’s eyes… and he has no soul.”

  • d4g33z

    Oh noes! Barry’s struggling with CANT-DO it question! And he’s telling us ‘John’s right’ way too much…

  • The Neoskeptic

    goddamn i’m trying to liveblog this shit too, and i’ve only had two bottles of wine. layne, you are a force of nature. how do you do it?!?!

  • echoman2000

    john is a lying bag of shit with a 5000 dollar make up job who LIVED IN A CAGE FOR FIVE AND HALF YEARS. lord help me. i’m going to pop my brain right out of my head.

  • WIDTAP

    John McCain is against Corn! Take that Indiana farmers.

  • NoWireHangers

    [re=111203]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Foreign Policy is the Global Economy FIVE AND A HALF YEARS

  • Rush

    “change the culture” – i told you he was a muslim

  • bitchincamaro

    opposing Bush zinger!

  • DoctorCulturae

    Barry needs to move away from the wonk and content. We need you to put McDirtydiapers in his place!

  • StripesAndPlaids

    [re=111172]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Hell Yeah.

  • SayItWithWookies

    I don’t remember McCain doing much about that Boeing tanker contract. Did he lead this? I know he was head of the Senate Finance Committee, but it was a Trent Lott baby, so I think DOJ or DOD had more to do with the prosecutions.

  • Deepthroat

    OMG GOOGLE FOR GOVERNMENT! AHHHAAHAHA

  • DangerousLiberal

    [re=111244]PoliTacky[/re]: Littoral..meaning, if we fight ’em here on our shores, we don’t have to fight ’em there.

  • simetrias

    Google for Government
    Barry for President

  • zapatos

    don’t give up the earth, barack!

  • Pawdedoo

    I love the red carpet! Very Holiday Inn in 1975!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …gawd, that split screen just makes McCain look decrepit!

  • thwanger

    [re=111234]Rush[/re]: mmm. nice.

  • Ken Layne

    Oh buddies, new thread, go here with Newell! PART 2 of the LIVEBLOGGING!

  • druranium

    A brave wonkette commenteer once suggested to me that John is made of roaches with a human skin covering. You can really start to see them squirreling around in his neck skin folds when he giggles and teeters and starts to lose it.

  • simetrias

    Jim is shaking his pen at them now. Boys, whatcha gunna do?

  • bitchincamaro

    Give it up Jim. They’re politicians ferchrissakes.

  • WhatCanBrownDoForYou?

    [re=111251]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: He looks like a fucking loon.

  • Crow T. Robot

    hey…you’re right…his eyes are DEAD BLACK.

  • NoWireHangers

    WALNUTS! is really resorting to the GOP code words of 10 years ago “liberal” “spending” “taxes” “liberals” BOO! Every other word is “spending.”

    NATIONAL DEFENSE IS ALL THE SPENDING! Stop the war and we’d save TRILLIONS!

  • The Neoskeptic

    JIM LEHR: One of you is going to be president come next January.

    NOT if the ECONOMIC CRISIS forces us to CANCEL THE ELECTIONS ZOMG!!!M1!!<!<

  • NotLaughing

    Eisenhower? Is that why he brought up Ireland?

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  • simetrias

    Go Barry. Get out the scalpel!

  • DoctorCulturae

    OOOh barry special ed funding! Yes!

  • thwanger

    “spending on our veterans”??? really, WALNUTS??? like you have been against for EVAH?

  • Crab1

    Oh snap! A scalpel bitch! You got served!

  • NoWireHangers

    YES BARRY! YES! YES! End the war, we had a surplus before Bush…good stuff.

  • 2druk2phluq

    hippie chick tried to drink and poured it down her shirt…
    NICE

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …”Hatchet” vs “Scapal”! BITCH SLAP!!!

  • chascates

    Why not a spending freeze on the military. Sarah said the war in Iraq was done, because of the surge.

  • WIDTAP

    Hey – our federal tax dollars are going to terrorists! Way to go Bush.

  • azw88

    Bob said: “One of you two is going to be President”

    you mean Bob Barr won’t win??? OH FUCK!!! I quit!

  • DangerousLiberal

    Yay nukes–build ’em in Arizona

  • jagorev

    Spending freeze on everything but war? First, it’s going to be seen as a crazy idea by most people, but even the “fiscal conservatives” who might be turned on by it will know that he doesn’t mean it for an instant.

    Is McCain even trying to win this thing?

  • NoWireHangers

    WALNUTS! is reading a script; he’s not listening to Barry. Offshore drilling? WTF? Where’d that come from in regards to ending the war?

  • Itsjustme

    [re=110915]Serolf Divad[/re]: Walnuts says Far-in oil and Warshington

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Dear God. Leher actually goaded McCain into proposing a spending freeze. Can’t wait until he goads him into nuking Iran.

  • PoliTacky

    CLINTON!?!? shutthefuckup.

  • DoktorZoom

    “Spending freeze!” Johnny Walnuts just laid down a talking point that can’t actually be made to work, but sounds GREAT…fairly good recovery by Barry, with the hatchet remark (in someone’s back?)

  • WhatCanBrownDoForYou?

    Why the fuck did he just mention Senator Clinton? Does he even know that he’s debating The Unicorn and not Pantsuit?

  • eekahil

    Walnuts: “…and maybe someday, we’ll put a man on the moon.”

  • Big Al1317

    When do they start talking about bombing the shit out of Iran, dad gummit?

  • WhenTheMessiahComes…

    please….for the love of god..someone make McDufus stop dithering!!! my ears are bleeding.

  • Deepthroat

    what jim is exhaustingly trying to get at is whether or not he should pull out his stocks and buy a safe… just ask it already!

  • chascates

    Lehrer just won’t be satisfied. Ask him about the early days of PBS.

  • Voyou Charmant

    John McCain would use a hatchet to remove growths on his torture cheeks.

  • WIDTAP

    Families make decisions with doctors, except for abortions you mean.

  • Crab1

    all I hear is “old old old” Untie the onion Wally T. Nutz

  • DangerousLiberal

    We can’t turn over the health care system to the federal gov’t. We’re busy turning over Wall Street greedheads to the federal gov’t. Socialized plutocracy–good. Curing your pneumonia with gubmint help–really bad.

  • chascates

    SOCIALIZED MEDICINE? I’d rather do without insurance. Oh wait, that’s where I’m at now.

  • Slabgorb

    The HD just makes Lehrer’s eye look more doll-like.

  • Voyou Charmant

    Barry wins with “orgy of spending”.

  • spoliator

    Yeah, Barry, remind McCain touted himself as a Bush-Republican in 2004 so no one would think he was supportive of Kerry.

  • mirrorball

    But Palin was Miss Congeniality!

  • Sean O

    I really have to wonder if McCain has anything but “cut spending.”

  • magic titty

    A spending freeze on everything but defense???!!!!

    What the motherfuck is this old shit talking about?

  • stew

    Fuck you and your Miss Conginiality Shit!!!

  • Slabgorb

    Is there some kind of drinking involved with the ‘Miss Congeniality’ thing? Is he trying to make us think of Palin?

  • Deepthroat

    mccains new name is miss congeniality

  • Itsjustme

    Oh Snap! the Bush tie-in!

  • NoWireHangers

    Ew. WALNUTS! please don’t smile. Grossness.

  • zapatos

    Go for the JUGULAR, BO!

  • coffee

    hoping Walnuts delivers that creepy laugh …. a drink should be taken for everytime he says the word Maverick

  • The Neoskeptic

    McCain said he wasn’t miss congeniality for the SECOND TIME. HE’S A MAVERICK. drink everything in your liquor cabinet until you need your stomach pumped.

  • NoWireHangers

    WALNUTS! looks like he’s going to cry.

  • OhYeahAlright

    Maverick says “You cannot have a failed strategy.” The man is a master of words. I never would have thought of not having a failed strategy. Its genius.

  • eekahil

    He brought up Miss Congeniality again.
    A new drinking game?

  • Jenna’s Sloppy Seconds

    “An orgy of spending…” is “hard to swallow?” Well played, sir.

  • azw88

    OK, he brought up Palin and her MAVERICK WAYS… so she is FAIR GAME!!

  • The Neoskeptic

    does mcwalnuts sound like he was going to cry for sec there to anyone else?

  • NotLaughing

    Iran, Iraq, Ireland

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  • chascates

    Walnuts, there are a lot of things more important than honor.

  • CorkPopper

    His voice is starting to sound a little shaky, don’t you think?

    His tie is still giving me a headache.

  • jojopoppycock

    MAVERICK MAVERICK, NO POINTS FOR SECOND PLACE, THE HARD DECK IS SOO TOTALLY DISREGARDED. WHEN I FLY MY CREW AND MY PLANE COME FIRST GENIUS IN YOUR FLYING MAVE

  • eekahil

    On Wanuts!!! plus side, at least he pronounces “nuclear” and “strategy” correctly.

  • Chuckie Jesus

    YES WARS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. Also, we apparently need to put Al Qaeda down for a nap.

  • NoWireHangers

    Barry just served WALNUTS! on Iraq. Cry WALNUTS! Cry.

  • NoWireHangers

    God, that split screen on ABC is GOLD. WALNUTS! looked like he was in the process of soiling his Depends while Barry whooped him.

  • stew

    You were wrong!

  • chascates

    You were wrong, Grandpa! Cry in your metamucil.

  • eekahil

    B-Rak!
    He has begun to ratchet it up and address Wally.
    B-Rak! B-Rak! B-Rak!

  • NoWireHangers

    WALNUTS! loves these bullshit troop sob stories.

  • Crab1

    Barry will out-good-decide the fuck out of McNutz

  • NotLaughing

    They said (weeping)

    Please don’t let us invade Ireland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We’re BEGGIN!!!

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  • mirrorball

    McCain is for snitching.

  • NoWireHangers

    Barry calls WALNUTS! on his shit without resorting to lies. This troop funding thing is good. WALNUTS!, again, you can’t lie when Barry is standing right next to you.

  • Deepthroat

    we’re gonna capture and kill osama

  • Crab1

    When Wallace P. Nutz smiles it feels sleazier than an invitation into a white van.

  • Voyou Charmant

    Good good, keep equating general Petraeus to Osama Bin Laden.

  • Urbanachiever

    Everytime Grandpa says “wider” it just sounds like “WHITER,” like when he said “we’ll have a whiter war”

  • coffee

    McNutts is a very bad liar … does 8 hairs make a comb-over?

  • doodlebug

    He was around with alexander the great

  • Sean O

    he referenced the bomb iran song. wow. still, mccain is winning.

  • JerseyGirl Esq.

    Ouch. Nice burn with the credibility comment.

  • Crab1

    Reagan! Time for the Heroin!

  • coffee

    Is it my tv or does Mcshame blink every syllable?

  • matineeidol

    i WEAR YOUR BRACELET!

  • JerseyGirl Esq.

    “No soldier ever dies in vain.” Way to catch him on that one Barry!

  • Crab1

    Oh..your nameless bracelet that you are not wearing? Did it look like this?

  • mirrorball

    Alright. Both candidates, it’s time to whip out your passports so we can see who’s been to more countries.

  • spoliator

    He blinks so much it is distracting me from his bad makeup.

  • OhYeahAlright

    He threatened a Holocaust if he isn’t elected…..

  • demian

    Jim’s eyes look like he is well into a great mushroom trip.

  • mirrorball

    Did he just call Iran an existential threat to Israel? Isn’t that an elitist philosophy?

  • DangerousLiberal

    Did McNutter just say the Republicans are sponsors of terror? He finally got one right.

  • Crab1

    So wait…If we talk to people, we will understand them better? Whoah! My mind is totally blown.

  • OhYeahAlright

    If you don’t talk to Ahmadinejad, he’ll just do it anyways. Whether McCain legitimizes him or not, he’ll still have the capability. Whether he is legitimized by McCain or not, he can still fuck up Israel. Isn’t it better to just talk to them?

    But McCunt can’t understand such recent human developments as diplomacy….

  • coffee

    naievatay?? is that french Mcnutts?

  • OhYeahAlright

    “Vladimir Putin: Our President” Written in English so McCain can bullshit about it later.

  • Chuckie Jesus

    Wow, Walnutz just admitted that we torture. That’s a bit of a coup.

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