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Angry Pander Bear

One of the highlights of the 1992 election cycle was when Paul Tsongas called Bill Clinton a Pander Bear for obvious reasons. Bill not only felt people’s pain, he borrowed their ideas, policies, you name if, he’d use it. He was to politicians what Milton Berle was to comedians.

The 2016 election cycle seems to be featuring a new variation on this theme: Chris Christie as the Angry Pander Bear. I originally thought Christie might use his Ralph Kramden/Governor Asshole persona to run against the nutty GOP base but those days are long gone. He’s gone from CPAC pariah to favorite:

…Christie pitched himself repeatedly as a man of the people, someone who was willing to stand up for regular folks and fight for them. He turned a question on immigration into an opportunity to praise “hardworking people” struggling in America. In response to a question about Bush’s immigration remarks in which he had praised immigrants for their entrepreneurial character, Christie accused politicians of caring too much about what “they say on the editorial page of the New York Times and Washington Post.”

Free of the burden of being the establishment’s darling, Christie also sought to exorcise his White House ties. Asked about the time he told a constituent to “sit down and shut up,” Christie didn’t shy away, saying some people needed to hear just that advice. When the audience reacted positively, he said the Obama White House needed to hear that order. The audience reacted favorably.

I keep waiting for a Republican to stand up to wingnuts whose idea of principled politics is to hold their breath until they get their way. The Tea Party is a misnomer. The should be called  the Toddler Tantrum party: holding our breath til we turn blue since 2009.

The reason for Gov. Kramden’s switch is that Poppy’s boy, Jeb the acronym, is the favored candidate of white shoe, country club establishment Republicans. Jeb is pretending to take on the extremists in his party but it won’t last. He’s a Bush and they’re experts at pandering: Poppy Bush’s entire career was an exercise in pandering, which was why it was so ironic that he lost to the original Pander Bear. History is unlikely to repeat itself: the Angry Pander Bear is unlikely to beat out Jeb the acronym for the nomination. Me, I still think they’re going to go full tilt bat shit crazy and nominate someone who will  lose every state outside the hardcore hookworm/wingnut belt.

Finally, I’m trying out a nickname for John Ellis Bush. Whaddya think of Jeb the acronym or Acronym Jeb? Not as funny as Willard Mittbot Romney, but no candidate will ever be as funny as Willard. The nation’s gain was satire’s loss.


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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – two of a perfect pair edition

Good morning, all!   Since the Elections are upon us, we need to examine the the yin and yang, the Jagger and Richards, the Pete and Repeat of the Freeperatis’ political desires – Jeb and Our Sarah!

Jeb won the coin toss (if nothing else), so we’ll start out with Bushed!

Why Jeb Bush should run for president
Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ruth Marcus

Posted on 10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎02‎:‎51‎ ‎AM by C19fan

Run, Jeb, run.

I mean it, despite two powerful arguments against a presidential run by Jeb Bush — one specific to the former Florida governor, one more generic.



This is 10 out of 10 on the troll meter for Dauphin Bush 2016. The author admits she wants the Dauphin to run because he is a Open Borders Centralizing RINO.
1 posted on 10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎02‎:‎51‎ ‎AM by C19fan
So – what say ye, Freeperati? Better than Romney or Christie? Better than a pole in the eye with a sharp stick?
To: Colonel_Flagg

Jeb should move to Mexico and take his wetback mistress with him!

17 posted on ‎10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎11‎:‎52‎:‎35‎ ‎PM by dalereed

I’ll put that down as a “no”.
To: C19fan

Jeb Bush murdered Terri Schiavo.

6 posted on 10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎07‎:‎14‎ ‎AM by Arthur McGowan

OK – make that two “no”s.
To: C19fan

But many FReepers WANT Jeb to run for prez.

Along with Huck, Mittens, Christie, Paul, and any and all other RINO’s and libertarians.

Oh, and just one conservative – Ted Cruz.

They figure the RINO’s(sic) will self destruct each other and leave Cruz as the victor.

12 posted on 10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎11‎:‎27‎ ‎AM by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)

I never heard of such a thing!
How can you be so cold and cynical?
To: Pearls Before Swine

The contest will be between Romney and Bush. That would be good for Conservatives in the primaries as the field of conservatives won’t be eliminating each other while the lefty gope stands in the wings waiting to roll over the later primaries as the only one left standing. I suspect, though, that the contest will be in the RNC et al and will be decided before the primaries. There will be no visible strife. It will all be done with money flows out of sight.

49 posted on 10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎11‎:‎29‎:‎00‎ ‎AM by arthurus

I withdraw the question.
Of course, some of the Freeperati seem depressed :
To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just no more fricking Bush’s. Anybody else– I don’t much care.
18 posted on 10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎11‎:‎53‎:‎10‎ ‎PM by hinckley buzzard
Republicans over and over divide on issues and candidates and end up with splinter groups, with poor turn out
Liberals AGREE with their party leadership and stand in whole agreement behind their party. of course there are differences ironed out in the beginning. They are united and mostly they win.
Over and over Conservatives simply do no vote or stay home. Look at where we are.
STOP! repeating the same pattern or there will be another loss. MO
God forbid! God bless America.
41 posted on 10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎39‎:‎05‎ ‎AM by geologist (“If you love me, keep my commands” …. John 14 :15)
To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the GOP is contemplating suicide? Too bad.

36 posted on ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎08‎:‎55‎ ‎AM by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)

Suicide watch
To: Dick Bachert

Are there any Bush people left “in here?”

58 posted on 10‎/‎29‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎08‎:‎13‎ ‎PM by arthurus

The rest is……well, you know.
Freeper react to the “Thrilla In Wasilla” after the wildly thrown punch.

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