Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Scylla and Charybdis edition

Happy Independence Day, good people!

Only one thread to look at this morning. (since The Darnold locked up the nomination, the freeperati have been as sluggish as a constrictor after a piglet dinner)

But there is this:

Bad optics!


Gingrich, Christie are the leading candidates to be Trump’s running mate
The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2016 | Robert Costa and Karen Tumulty

Posted on ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎49‎:‎53‎ ‎PM by monkapotamus

Donald Trump’s campaign has begun formally vetting possible running mates, with former House speaker Newt Gingrich emerging as the leading candidate, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But there are more than a half-dozen others being discussed as possibilities, according to several people with knowledge of the process.

Given Trump’s unpredictability, campaign associates caution that the presumptive Republican nominee could still shake up his shortlist. But with little more than two weeks before the start of the Republican National Convention, Gingrich and Christie have been asked to submit documents and are being cast as favorites for the post inside the campaign. Gingrich in particular is the beneficiary of a drumbeat of support from Trump confidants such as Ben Carson…

1 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎49‎:‎54‎ ‎PM by monkapotamus
To: Diogenesis


7 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎52‎:‎32‎ ‎PM by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)

To: monkapotamus

A Washington Post “wet dream” column. They want losers for Trump, not winners.

Gingrich had his day and Christie will never have his day. Just look at New Jersey and say, “Do we want this for the rest of America”?

11 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎54‎:‎49‎ ‎PM by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

So – a bridge too far?
To: monkapotamus

Two fatty mcfat faces? I doubt it. Trump, out of all of us, knows the importance of good optics.

5 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎51‎:‎53‎ ‎PM by ichabod1 (Make America Normal Again)

And, speaking of optics:


To: JudyinCanada

I just cant get past that Stepford wife with the helmet hair of Gingrichs. Whomever told her that look was GOOD on her……LIED

16 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎56‎:‎32‎ ‎PM by MagUSNRET

Oh, come now. Why be so shallow?
I swear – Freeperati are the most misogynistic judgers-of-people-by-their-appearance  I ever….
Point taken.


To: monkapotamus

No and No.

19 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎57‎:‎37‎ ‎PM by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left’s talking points.)

To: monkapotamus

No, and hell-freaking no.

24 posted on ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎01‎:‎08‎ ‎PM by BlessedBeGod (To restore all things in Christ ~~~~ Appeasing evil is cowardice.)

I think I’m detecting  a pattern here…
To: Girlene

Recently, I have found that stupid smile on Newt’s face, for no reason, very annoying. It’s rather arrogant. He’s smart, for sure, but someone who thinks they’re so smart they can look down and have a rather scoffing attitude toward everyone else isn’t as smart as they think.

25 posted on ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎01‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by JudyinCanada

And of course, that takes us to the GOS’s  “tweet of the week” :

Gingrich just *has* to be Trump’s running mate. Newt is a dumb guy’s idea of a smart guy; Trump is a poor guy’s idea of a rich guy.

— Ish (@Ish)

More votes of confidence on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge (currently shut down to one lane for repairs).


OK – everybody in freeperville hates them some Newtie and Christie.

So who DO they like?

To: monkapotamus
I think Rand Paul would be the best to bring in the libertarian wing of the Republican party and suck the 10% Johnson/Weld may pick otherwise.
29 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎03‎:‎15‎ ‎PM by nightlight7
No – seriously.
To: monkapotamus
Yeah Right…ROFL…Washington Post have no credentials to prove what Trump is doing, he took them away…

Yep. Because it’s SO hard to find any news on The Darnold these days. He’s SO secretive…


We don’t know who Trump’s V.P. is going to be, and won’t until the just Gauls their butts

At least he doesn’t Viking their butts. That would be barbaric.

not knowing what they never knew in the first place!!!

12 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎55‎:‎55‎ ‎PM by HarleyLady27 (‘THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!’ Trump; Trump; Trump; Trump; 100%)

C’mon – isn’t there any love for the geek?
To: monkapotamus 

Romney supposedly vetted Christie and concluded he was a nightmare. Which is why Trump might take a chance on him.

What the actual fuck did you just say?

It’s a bit of a long shot, but Christie might be able to bring along NJ.

43 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎11‎:‎46‎ ‎PM by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)


To: rbg81

Whatever Christie “may” bring in, it will be considerably less than he drives off.

52 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎14‎:‎52‎ ‎PM by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren’t really there….)


To: Gay State Conservative

“…someone from the Midwest…potential swing states according to recent stats.Ohio….Michigan…. “

I’ve got it !! Ohio governor Kasich!!!


63 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎17‎:‎18‎ ‎PM by EDINVA

You a fonny boy.
To: monkapotamus

Plus I think Gingrich is too volatile. I like listening to him, as a rule, but then he goes and says something really stupid, just to surprise people.

6 posted on ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎7‎:‎52‎:‎13‎ ‎PM by JudyinCanada

Only stupid people are surprised when Newtie says something stupid.
To: JudyinCanada
Plus I think Gingrich is too volatile. I like listening to him, as a rule, but then he goes and says something really stupid, just to surprise people. 

Remember this is a Donald Trump ticket. 🙂 At times one could say those same things about Trump too. Let Trump be Trump. Let Newt be Newt.

Let Stupid be Stupid!

We shall see what happens. Should be entertaining.

110 posted on 06/30/2016 7:25:15 PM PDT by plain talk

Yeah. Electing a President should be entertainment.
Because there’s nothing good on TV right now.
To: JudyinCanada

No to Christie. He had muslims in his administration. I forgot who, but no to Christie.

131 posted on 6‎/‎30‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎58‎:‎59‎ ‎PM by Mr Apple ( HILLARY CLINTON >> COOKIES, CANDIES, CAKE, DESSERTS & CASHEWS….the WALRUS LOOK)

I think we’re found The Darnold’s secret Free Republic account.
On a personal note, I was finally able to put my studio back together apres’ le deluge.
Fluffy new carpet, too.


See you good people here next Monday!

2 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Scylla and Charybdis edition

  1. “At least he doesn’t Pole their butts. That would be disturbingly homoerotic for a party of closeted pervs

    …plus more exaggeration than Littlefinger deserves.

  2. My mostest favoritist threads of the past week was the mashup of an annual July 4 posting entitled “DAD, WHAT’s UNABHÄNGIGKEITSTAG?” , which is a sentimental tale of a longtime Expat American (nathanbedford, really?) celebrating Independence Day with his child in Germany where there were comments like this: ‘Excellent -— your “tradition” enriches us all!’

    And this post entitled Is an Expat Living Abroad a True American?: Answer? HELL NO!!!!!!

    ‘While still calling yourself an American citizen while living abroad it’s quite a bit disingenuous to say you are “engaged” in the fight for America.’

    Expats cannot buy firearms in the US because they are not residents of a state—so in that sense the are less ‘American!’ than green card holders.

    “ex-pat”, says it all: Ex-Patriot. Ex. As in gone, no longer one of us.

    So the lesson here is name yourself after an anti-american rebel, war criminal, and founder of the Klan and your epistle on the beauty of the Declaration of Independence, get raves. Suggest living abroad to save money in retirement, get flamed.

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