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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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    1. 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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

      1. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. SorosBot

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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?!


    1. Esteev

      "Something something crushing debt something something."

      But keep your hands off the military industrial cash cow!

    2. 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.

      1. commiegirl99

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

      2. 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'…

    3. 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"!

  6. Allmighty_Manos

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

    1. Lascauxcaveman

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

  7. SorosBot

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

    1. 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.

  8. Goonemeritus

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

  9. freakishlywrong

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

    1. 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…

  10. 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?…

  11. memzilla

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

    1. 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.

    1. Esteev

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

        1. 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.

  12. 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.

    1. 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?"

  13. 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.

  14. 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."

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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