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Stud Romney Adviser Laughs Off Attempted Murder By Liberal Media

Props where they are due, this dude, former Romney economic adviser Glenn Hubbard, does an awesome job laughing off the fact that CNBC (LIBERAL MEDIA) tried to murder him. This put us in mind of the one impressive thing George W. Bush ever did in his entire life.

Seriously, sweet reflexes, Bushie, also nice that you didn’t put him in Abu Ghraib THAT WE KNOW OF. Good job.
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  • Barbara_

    Just to be safe, he should avoid Fox News unless he wants to be crushed to death by falling ratings.

    • BerkeleyBear

      Not if they hired the same idiots who do their polling to do their ratings analysis. Fox and its core audience has a mutual co-dependance on ignoring reality.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

      Their ratings are going down?! If that was mistletoe, I would kiss you!

  • MittsHairHelmet

    George W. "Neo" Bush.

    • Esteev

      "I know Toe-Fu."

    • YouFail4eva

      The pretzel will get you

    • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

      If he was smarter, he would have noted the pun when he said, "this is an important step toward an Iraq that can defend itself, sustain itself, blah blah blah…"

  • Lucidamente1

    "That's what happens when you criticize the welfare state."

    I thought it was the law of universal douchebag attraction: the higher the density of douchebaggery, the stronger the gravitational pull.

    • Esteev

      I wanted an anvil to hit 'em after he said that.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Hubbard would be the black hole of douchebaggery.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Very likely he had that quip pre-planned for the first time he caught a pie in the face, but figured he'd use it now, because he's not well known enough for anyone to actually pie him.

  • Pragmatist2

    God is sending a message.

  • CommieLibunatic

    /begrudingtipofthehat

  • CrunchyKnee

    The most impressive thing Dumbya ever did in his life was fall out of Bab's vag into the Bush family, otherwise he'd have been just another idiot in 'Merica.

    • hagajim

      I see he's gonna be grandpa idiot now.

      • BerkeleyBear

        Cue Holmes on 3 generations of idiots being enough – in the Bush family case, I won't even complain about how that justified forced eugenic sterilization.

      • Redgyal

        Jenna couldn't find work, huh??

        • Negropolis

          Nah, she's still on the Today show. :(

    • Veritas78

      That was actually an accomplishment, given the dust mites and broken glass.

  • AlterNewt

    I would have preferred ping-pong balls, but sure, that's fine.

    • Monsieur_Grumpe

      Captain Kangaroo is that you?

  • Kid_Charlemagne

    The sky IS falling on Republicans.

  • eggsacklywright

    Damn liberal infrastructure.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    MISSION NOT ACCOMPLISHED, CNBC.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    I always thought Shrub's nearly best moment was when he nearly choked to death on a pretzel. Because chewing and swallowing is pretty darn hard, hombre.

  • TootsStansbury

    Bwahahaha! (I'm one of those people). That wasn't the set, it was Karma, beetches!

    • SorosBot

      Instant Karma gonna get you, gonna knock you right in the head; quite literally in this douche's case.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    No no no. CNBC would never kill an Rmoney guy. It was MSNBC's homage to what his "ideas" as "executed" by "Preznit" Rmoney would have done to US Amercia.

  • orygoon

    What was that what fell on him? Votes?

    • YouFail4eva

      Ideas that resonate with the American voters. Hence the reason why he batted it away so quickly.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Falling sets are okay. As long as nobody has a black people haircut.

  • hagajim

    Gotta be a 12-12-12 thing. He's gonna get attacked 11 more times today.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Why couldn't it be 12/1000/2012, and he gets papercuts?

  • smellypossum

    Dammit, that was supposed to be made out of bricks. Not some shitty styrofoam.

    You want something done right, you gotta do it yourself!

    edit: and furthermore… those shoes hurled at shrub were supposed to be made out of fresh shit.

  • Lizzietish81

    I wasn't listening at first until the fall, but dude seriously said that there wasn't welfare at the time so it wasn't the intention of the framers?

    Yeah and we were fine! Its not like the lack of social nets backfired on us at any point right? RIGHT?!

    Ass.

    • Esteev

      "Something something crushing debt something something."

      But keep your hands off the military industrial cash cow!

    • BerkeleyBear

      Also complete bullshit. There was plenty of welfare in the 18th century, in all sorts of forms like communal property, public buildings and rights to hunt on public lands for small game. It just wasn't in the form of cash payments to individuals because very few people lived in a cash economy.

      • commiegirl99

        Actually, there was cash welfare too, for mothers whose husbands had died or left them, way back to teh Plymouth settlement.

      • corthylio

        Welfare was often on a local scale- a man who didn't save his money while he was working, & then got sick or injured would have to 'live on the town'…

    • SorosBot

      Come now, if the framers had wanted the US to have welfare, they would have said so in the Constitution, saying something like "We the People of the United States, in Order to … promote the general Welfare" or "the Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States"!

  • Allmighty_Manos

    I would actually watch CNBC if they could guarantee a piece of the set fell on at least three guests a day.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Sort of like the delicious anticipation of waiting for Maude to say "God will get you for that, Walter…"

  • southernboyman

    Ain't gravity a bitch?

    • eggsacklywright

      Pretty effective for just a theory.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    You know you're on the wrong side when even inanimate objects are telling you to STFU.

  • SorosBot

    Getting hit by a falling set has still got to be a better CNBC experience than being in a room with Jim Cramer.

  • freakishlywrong

    Man, that guy really hurls those shoes. *clicks "play" again*.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Yeah, they make pretty solid 'thump' when they hit the backstop. Would have done some damage if they connected. Guy's probably lucky ol' Shrub was an artful dodger.

  • Ducksworthy

    Gravity is a liberal concept.

    • Guppy

      It's just a theory.

  • BadKitty904

    Not heavy enough. Nice try, though.

  • Goonemeritus

    I have to believe everyone associated with the Romney campaign is pretty use to shit falling apart.

    • Lizzietish81

      Things fall down, center does not hold…you can't explain it.

      • eggsacklywright

        Entropy?

      • Lot_49

        Yeats?

  • dadanarchistmk2

    Shoe v. W: Great Video, or Greatest Video?

  • freakishlywrong

    Fuck. Could CNBC be any busier? My fucking head aches from all the chyrons and shit flying around. Impossible to watch.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      I couldn't agree more. It's like a live version of that Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer video.

    • Esteev

      My epilepsy flared up watching that and I don't even have epilepsy.

    • Toomush_Infer

      The only time it was worth watching was in 2008, when Maria What'sername's eyes were popping out of her head with the financial meltdown….that was so great…

    • eggsacklywright

      Reminds one of the TV show in Idiocracy, right?

    • Lot_49

      It's ADD teevee!

  • Esteev

    I enjoyed Mr Bush's explanation of the Shoe-throwing Laughed at 'Round the World.

  • Toomush_Infer

    Actually, it happened when he conflated Social Security (solvent) with the Budget that "needed to be paid for", and then shoved them both into that Welfare State sandwich – in what world would Republicans consider any of their own investments to be an entitlement – Bizarro World?…

  • memzilla

    Who knew that CNBC was buying set props from Acme™ Manufacturing, much less that Acme™ got its start-up funding from Bain Capital?

    • corthylio

      The truth will out.

  • kyeshinka

    Imagine that happening to a coked-up Larry Kudlow.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    If that had happened on Rachel's show, they wouldn't have missed.

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    C'mon CNBC — you're supposed to use the sandbags hanging from the rafters.

    • corthylio

      Hopefully, that was just a practice run. Wait till they get Rove on set…

    • Lascauxcaveman

      This comment made redundant by Monsieur Grumpe, below

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    Peacock does not like.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    Next time try a piano, funnier and a little more hurt.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Monty Python 16-ton weight would do, also.

      • HistoriCat

        Anvils are a classic.

  • Esteev

    Can't some track lighting fall on Rick Santelli?

  • freakishlywrong

    How come this can't happen to that Santelli douche? But bigger, hurtier and stabbier.

    • Esteev

      Great minds, etc.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Teabags of (barbed wire, arsenic and) votes!

  • http://www.marionstein.net Caradeloca

    That looked like it hurt. Obviously, the lizard people have a higher tolerance for pain.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      To become a Republican, you have to be hammered by steel chairs regularly. This is why so many pro wrestlers become teabaggers.

      Except Mick Foley, who is God.

  • Botlrokit

    I want to throw a shoe at Bush now. I hate him so muches.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    All Glenn Hubbard pieces must include this piece of pwnership

    • Esteev

      That's where I know that fucker from! Thanks for the reminder. Now I really wanna drop some votes on him.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Smarmy little bastard, I know.

        • bikerlaureate

          And yet we want a security detail to protect him. His expertise has been crucial …
          Uh, rather, I'm secretly terrified of him doing half as well for the GOP '16 campaign as he did for Rmoney! It could be the end of us smelly liberals!
          No matter what you do, white male Amercians, please pleeeeeze don't listen to Glenn Hubbard and take any of his advice.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    All those people who walked through camera were rounded up and questioned by Jack "Boots" Welch.

  • Not_So_Much

    This is the douchecannon that shows his true colors at the end of "Inside Job" when he has a sneering bitch-fit from the documentarian hold him accountable. I'm cool with him being pummeled by a sign (and votes?) on a daily basis.

  • DahBoner

    For a minute there I was worried he might have choked on DECAF…

  • Nostrildamus

    3 more chyrons and we'll never see him again.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    WHO THROWS A SHOE?

    *fondles Camp Winnepissaukee Shoe Throwing Color Wars medal*

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    Tax me at the same rate as the little people or cut spending on the entitled little people.
    It's one or the other.

  • OneYieldRegular

    That set didn't fall; it was pushed.

  • Lot_49

    The CNBC money honey should've said, "Me love you long time, Gren!"

    • ButthurtWingers2012

      Only the money honey is so corrupt as to give such a fawning interview to this infinitely corrupt asshole. The problem with your analyses is that you're forgetting her journalist code of ethics and personal history (the Citi-douche scandal)…she never accepts the proposition for sex and private jet travel in exchange for deliberately misleading, fawning coverage over the air; that arrangement always occurs off camera BEFORE the interview begins. Also, I think only the money honey is corrupt and amoral enough to not ask Glenn Hubbard this question: "you know Glenn, the more you talk the more I can physically feel my skin crawl, you know this, right?"

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Rebootably_Joe

    Bush didn't have to send him to Abu Ghibraib; by all accounts, the Iraqi police tortured the guy pretty relentlessly on their own initiative.

    And to think, libtards keep saying we failed to export American values.

  • poorgradstudent

    i remember that, along with the media helpfully informing us that throwing your shoes at someone is "a sign of disrespect in the Arab world."

  • http://twitter.com/iburl iburl

    Would have been more impressive if he didn't duck and just stood there saying "It's just shoes, It's just shoes." as they pounded him in the face.

  • Wile E. Quixote

    Everyone knows that if you're in a situation where you have to stand your ground and defend yourself against an assailant armed with fresh fruit or a prevaricating douchebag like Glenn Hubbard, that you need a 16 ton weight, or a tiger.

  • ButthurtWingers2012

    Glenn Hubbard was featured in the documentary "Inside Job" in a very hilarious way. In the beginning, he just starts babbling his usual right wing econo-speak (he, Frederick Mishkin, Martin Feldstein and Ludwig Von Mises are WHY I quit majoring in economics…obviously the discipline is junk if these guys are/were prominent in the field) before the interviewer begins discussing all of his sleazy ties to financial firms WHILE advising the Bush Administration on regulatory and economic policy concerning said financial firms…(best millions they ever spent). After a little round and round utilizing the usual wingnut financial douche amnesia Hubbard becomes visually angry that ANY little person would dare question his integrity…it's hilarious, I would advise googling the scene…he is an absolutely sleazy douchebag of the highest order.

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    Needs bigger ladders.

  • ttommyunger

    The Law of Motion, who can explain it?

  • Trinket

    I hate it when Republicans try to trick me into thinking they are human.