WHO THROWS A SHOE?  1:20 pm December 12, 2012

Stud Romney Adviser Laughs Off Attempted Murder By Liberal Media

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

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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{ 104 comments }

Barbara_ December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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

BerkeleyBear December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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.

Chet Kincaid_ December 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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

sullivanst December 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm
MittsHairHelmet December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

George W. "Neo" Bush.

Esteev December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

"I know Toe-Fu."

YouFail4eva December 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

The pretzel will get you

smokefilledroommate December 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm

"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 December 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

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

actor212 December 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Hubbard would be the black hole of douchebaggery.

Lascauxcaveman December 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm

God is sending a message.

CommieLibunatic December 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

/begrudingtipofthehat

CrunchyKnee December 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I see he's gonna be grandpa idiot now.

BerkeleyBear December 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Jenna couldn't find work, huh??

Negropolis December 13, 2012 at 2:24 am

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

Veritas78 December 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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

AlterNewt December 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

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

Monsieur_Grumpe December 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Captain Kangaroo is that you?

Kid_Charlemagne December 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

The sky IS falling on Republicans.

eggsacklywright December 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Damn liberal infrastructure.

Lascauxcaveman December 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

MISSION NOT ACCOMPLISHED, CNBC.

EatsBabyDingos December 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

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

SorosBot December 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

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

ManchuCandidate December 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

What was that what fell on him? Votes?

YouFail4eva December 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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

hagajim December 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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

actor212 December 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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

smellypossum December 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

"Something something crushing debt something something."

But keep your hands off the military industrial cash cow!

BerkeleyBear December 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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

corthylio December 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm

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

Lascauxcaveman December 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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

southernboyman December 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Ain't gravity a bitch?

eggsacklywright December 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Pretty effective for just a theory.

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

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

SorosBot December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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

freakishlywrong December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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

Lascauxcaveman December 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Gravity is a liberal concept.

Guppy December 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

It's just a theory.

BadKitty904 December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Not heavy enough. Nice try, though.

Goonemeritus December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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

Lizzietish81 December 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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

eggsacklywright December 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Entropy?

Lot_49 December 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Yeats?

dadanarchistmk2 December 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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

freakishlywrong December 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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

BaldarTFlagass December 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

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

Esteev December 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

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

Toomush_Infer December 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Reminds one of the TV show in Idiocracy, right?

Lot_49 December 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

It's ADD teevee!

Esteev December 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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

Toomush_Infer December 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

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

corthylio December 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

The truth will out.

kyeshinka December 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Imagine that happening to a coked-up Larry Kudlow.

BaldarTFlagass December 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

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

SayItWithWookies December 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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

corthylio December 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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

Lascauxcaveman December 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

This comment made redundant by Monsieur Grumpe, below

smokefilledroommate December 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Peacock does not like.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

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

BaldarTFlagass December 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Monty Python 16-ton weight would do, also.

HistoriCat December 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Anvils are a classic.

Esteev December 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Can't some track lighting fall on Rick Santelli?

freakishlywrong December 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

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

Esteev December 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Great minds, etc.

actor212 December 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Teabags of (barbed wire, arsenic and) votes!

Caradeloca December 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

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

actor212 December 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

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

actor212 December 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

All Glenn Hubbard pieces must include this piece of pwnership

Esteev December 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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

actor212 December 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Smarmy little bastard, I know.

bikerlaureate December 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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.

actor212 December 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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

Not_So_Much December 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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

Nostrildamus December 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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

actor212 December 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

WHO THROWS A SHOE?

*fondles Camp Winnepissaukee Shoe Throwing Color Wars medal*

DerrickWildcat December 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

That set didn't fall; it was pushed.

Lot_49 December 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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

ButthurtWingers2012 December 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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?"

Rebootably_Joe December 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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."

iburl December 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

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 December 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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.

BZ1 December 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Needs bigger ladders.

ttommyunger December 13, 2012 at 7:39 am

The Law of Motion, who can explain it?

Trinket December 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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

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