Manhunt DC


Here’s the always-edgy Politico pushing the boundaries of heteronormativity.

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  1. 1
    Marty says:

    I can see Cuba from my house – Marco Rubio

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    Napoleon says:

    Remember, Mike Allen is one of the number of so called MSM who if you pay close attention to him you realize he is all but a paid Republican operative.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    “Manhunt DC”. Ha! Are there no gorgeous Dems that Mike and Jim can drool over? (Not including Obama, of course).

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Wow, I’m not sure Rubio’s hairline is going to make it to 2016. He’ll be the Senate Combover Caucus within the year from the looks of that photo…

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    More proof that Fox News is an arm of the Repub party.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....president/

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    japa21 says:

    OT, but here is that number again. WaPo poll on who is to blame if no deal is reached.

    54% GOP
    27% Obama

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....se_181.xml

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    Princess says:

    O/T Per the Washington Post Pew Poll out this morning, only 27% of Americans think President Obama will be to blame if the fiscal cliff negotiations fail.

    27%. It’s uncanny.

    ETA: Jinx!

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    Linda Featheringill says:

    @Patricia Kayden:

    Uncle Joe is of a different generation but is still pretty cute.

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    JPL says:

    @Patricia Kayden: Rupert’s just upset he can’t run for President.

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    geg6 says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    From what I can see, he’s already in it. Jeebus, dude, have some dignity. Be a better person than Donald Trump, at least.

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    geg6 says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    Agreed. Greatest smile ever. And a great sense of humor about himself. Dude loves Fakejoebiden. How can you not melt for that?

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    dantoujours says:

    @Patricia Kayden: Don’t you mean that the Republican Party is an arm of the Murdoch media empire?

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Years ago I saw a profile on someone – maybe Tom Delay, I forget – by Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei wherein they described their subject as “born again” with no scare quotes, no explanation of what it means to be born twice, just insider speak from Jesus-insiders.

    I immediately knew we had a problem.

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    MattF says:

    @Betty Cracker: And if his hairline recedes, his ears will look bigger… which is hard to imagine.

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    mistermix says:

    @Betty Cracker: Now you’ve got me looking at the Eddie Munster V on Ryan’s head.

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    Cassidy says:

    Republicans must write some really wierd fanfic.

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    Mudge says:

    Just saw at KOS that 27% would blame Obama if we get onto the fiscal incline after January 1. The Kung Fu Monkey 27% strikes again.

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    japa21 says:

    @Princess: That was uncanny.

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    MattF says:

    @Mudge: And, don’t forget, 27% is a majority of the people who matter.

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    vayama says:

    Why does Marco Rubio look like Matt Taibbi’s fat older brother?

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    General Stuck says:

    Gergen has another case of vapors. This time cuz the mommy party isn’t nurturing the daddy party to make them feel loved and shit. Never mind, The drinking, drugging and whoring, mommy has had enough and now mommy got herself a divorce attorney. Daddy is fucked rat.

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    Tenzil Kem says:

    No discussion of Rubio’s combover is complete without this picture: http://eyeonmiami.blogspot.com.....-over.html

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Mistermix:

    Er, should that be “heteronormativity”?

  24. 24
    Hal says:

    On what platform is Paul Ryan going to run in 2016? He was summarily rejected this year, his plans for Medicare and Social Security are massively unpopular, and that’s not going to change, and he really isn’t known for anything else.

    Rubio’s entire appeal is that he will somehow bridge the gap with Latino/Hispanic voters, but that seems largely a fantasy. He’s not massively popular in Florida, where he only one in a three way race, and by 2016 is Obama has signed any sort of Dream Act, what limited appeal and use he would have had will be done.

    Why the GOP would hitch their cart to these two fools is beyond me.

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    1badbaba3 says:

    C’mon, you guys! They are dreamy. Or are they hunky? I cannot decide. Help a brother out, y’all.

  26. 26
    Bulworth says:

    Well, Politico should be writing edgy, heteronormative stuff about Vice-President Elect, Paul Ryan, and Secretary-of-State nominee, Marc Rubio.

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    handsmile says:

    And in news that actually matters, a claim that can never be made about any Politico article, HuffPo is breaking that Elizabeth Warren will be tapped to serve on the Senate Banking Committee:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....36898.html

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    Punchy says:

    OT: anyone notice that TPM has really cut back on their blogging? It’s 10 AM EST and their last post was from 9pm last nite. What kind of pseudo-top-line political blog goes this many hours between posts?

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @handsmile:

    Nelson Muntz “Ha ha!”

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    ruemara says:

    @Hal: Let’s be honest here. Have you seen anything in the modern GOP that could pass for reflection and self-assessment? Do they strike you as people with a good relationship with reality?

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    Napoleon says:

    @handsmile:

    Awesome – I hope the news gives Lloyd Blankfein an aneurism and he ends up face down in his caviar.

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    JGabriel says:

    Rubio/Ryan Makeovers?

    It’s a brand new show: Queer Eye for the Hate Guy!

    .

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    JGabriel says:

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    japa21:

    OT, but here is that number again.

    I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again: John Rogers and Tyrone are bloody fucking geniuses.

    .

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    magurakurin says:

    @japa21:

    I just saw that. Was going to post it. I am convinced now that the pollsters are just trolling with that 27% number. It’s uncanny.

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    karen marie says:

    Next time, please, put those smirking faces below the fold. I’m trying to keep down my food here.

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    karen marie says:

    @Patricia Kayden: Petraeus needs a better dentist.

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    japa21 says:

    @JGabriel: Never read that before. Thank you. That was genius.

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    Lurking Canadian says:

    @MattF:

    And, don’t forget, 27% is a majority of the the entire set of people who matter

    Fixed for great Real American Center-Right Nation justice.

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    dmsilev says:

    Speaking of manhunts, apparently AZ Governor Jan Brewer has vanished.

    No word yet on whether she’s “hiking the Appalachian trail” if you know what I mean.

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    Lurking Canadian says:

    @General Stuck: The sweet, sweet wingnut tears continue to flow. I’m hooked.

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    redshirt says:

    @dmsilev: Secret Wingnut Conclave. Important stuff. You don’t need to ask any more questions.

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    Raven says:

    @dmsilev: AMF Beetch!

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @dmsilev:

    Speaking of manhunts, apparently AZ Governor Jan Brewer has vanished.
    No word yet on whether she’s “hiking the Appalachian trail” if you know what I mean.

    She’s probably picking up another supply of Tana leaves.

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    flukebucket says:

    @Hal:

    Why the GOP would hitch their cart to these two fools is beyond me.

    Well, I guess McCain and Graham are getting a little bit stale.

  46. 46
    aimai says:

    @flukebucket:

    If “stale” means “like the lees found at the bottom of a lost Roman Wine amphora dug up from the silt at the bottom of the Adriatic.”

    aimai

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Hal:

    Why the GOP would hitch their cart to these two fools is beyond me.

    Because they look like what young, up-and-coming Republicans are supposed to look like and are capable of mouthing the right phrases. That’s what it takes to move up in Republican politics.

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    dmsilev says:

    @flukebucket: I believe the word you’re looking for is ‘rancid’.

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    R-Jud says:

    @dmsilev: It could be she is off having a Thelma and Louise-style adventure with Sarah Palin. But I doubt we’re that lucky.

    Instead, she’ll probably come back from her break looking really “well-rested” and maybe even noticeably curvier in the chestal region.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @dmsilev:

    Speaking of manhunts, apparently AZ Governor Jan Brewer has vanished.

    Would she know what to do with a man if she managed to catch one? And aren’t you supposed to have your partner lined up before going hiking on the Appalachian Trail? In any case, I’m pretty sure this is about her being out of town for a secret wingnut conclave, i.e. the double secret ALEC replacement, rather than anything personal. This will be obvious when she brings back a whole set of new legislation to propose.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Hal: “Why the GOP would hitch their cart to these two fools is beyond me.”

    Desperation from having a Presidential bench so shallow that if it were a wading pool it would be ankle deep? If it were a gene pool it could be depicted with a stump of a limbless tree that had burnt down?

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    slag says:

    @General Stuck: I wish the WH would have thrown 2 or 3 written plans at the Repubs in the first round. I always feel like presenting people with more than one option changes the nature of the conversation from “Yes or no” to “Option A, B, or C”. I’d be surprised if studies didn’t back me up on this. Giving people binary choices rarely helps negotiations, I think.

    That said, maybe they did that, and I just don’t know it. Or maybe they have specific reasons not to do that, and I just don’t know them.

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    GregB says:

    @dmsilev:

    She’s gone back to OZ for the funeral of her sister who was killed by a rogue flying house.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @dmsilev: Just as guess based on her public performances, she’s probably in detox.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Hal:

    On what platform is Paul Ryan going to run in 2016?

    Pot legalization. They’ll never go for the ghey, but they’ll hope that keeping everything the same and allowing for pot legalization (at some unspecified future date) will inject new life into the Party.

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    JGabriel says:

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    dmsilev:

    Speaking of manhunts, apparently AZ Governor Jan Brewer has vanished.

    I suspect Otis is drying out in rehab:

    … most of the main stream media, is unaware Governor Brewer’s nick name around the State capital is Otis, a reference to the town drunk from Mayberry.

    .

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    phil says:

    Is Ryan wearing colored contacts? You can see a very dark circle around his irises.

    blue, green, as well as hazel eyes results from the Rayleigh scattering of light in the stroma, a phenomenon similar to that which accounts for the blueness of the sky. Neither blue nor green pigments are ever present in the human iris or ocular fluid.

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    hitchhiker says:

    @slag:

    I wish the WH would have thrown 2 or 3 written plans at the Repubs in the first round. I always feel like presenting people with more than one option changes the nature of the conversation from “Yes or no” to “Option A, B, or C”.

    That’s how they teach you to deal with balky toddlers (all of them, that is):

    Wrong: Good morning cupcake, here’s your sugar-bomb cereal.
    Right: Good morning cupcake, would you like blue sugar bomb cereal or yellow sugar bomb cereal?

    Makes ’em feel like they have some authority. :)

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    slag says:

    @hitchhiker: Indeed. And it’s not just balky toddlers. We all need to feel a sense of control and authority, no matter the age. It’s just, in this case, the toddler analogy is probably the most appropriate.

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    Cacti says:

    @dmsilev:

    Speaking of manhunts, apparently AZ Governor Jan Brewer has vanished.

    Maybe she’s made that long overdue trip to the Betty Ford clinic.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @phil:

    Is Ryan wearing colored contacts?

    Yes. He doesn’t want you to know he’s so full of shit his eyes are brown.

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    Kane says:

    Considering the thought of Rubio and Ryan makeovers:

    http://media.talkingpointsmemo.....s/1-286566

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    Ash Can says:

    So far, I’ve seen no indication that the GOP learned anything from this election, so there’s no reason they wouldn’t double down and regard these two overhyped frauds as the wave of the future. Some of them, anyway — I still wouldn’t be surprised to see Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich get the nomination in 2016.

    As for Jan Brewer, count me among those whose first thought was that she must have gone to some dry-out tank.

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    Gindy51 says:

    @Ash Can: Maybe she sobered up enough to actually see her face in the mirror and went for some plastic surgery.

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    @handsmile:

    Elizabeth Warren will be tapped to serve on the Senate Banking Committee:

    Prediction: If Reid doesn’t nix the filibuster (for at least nominations), she gets blocked.

    For whatever reason, Wall Street is terrified of that woman. Part of what made it so enjoyable to vote for her.

    Do it, Harry. I still have the Bush Years’ chorus of “Uppordownvote! Uppordownvote!” echoing in my ears. Only you can cure me of this earworm.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Allen and Vandehei need to be in the lead tumbrel.

    Which will be very crowded, what with Dancin’ Dave, BoBo, the Moustasche, and assclown extraordinaire Hiatt sharing it with them.

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    handsmile says:

    @Judas Escargot, Bringer of Loaves and Fish Sandwiches:

    Given the arcana of Senate rules, I may well be wrong but I don’t believe that committee assignments can be blocked by the other party, i.e., the Senate leadership of both the Democratic and Republican parties is permitted to assign committee membership without challenge. I think the deployment of a Senate filibuster would only apply in the case of certain nominations to the Executive branch or to the judiciary.

    How fortunate for you that you had the chance to vote for Elizabeth Warren and to benefit from being her constituent. I had to settle for simply donating to her campaign (though I too may very well benefit from her advocacy of consumer financial protections).

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    Whenever the right is getting beat up in the arena of ideas and policy, they turn to the “We’re still better looking” angle. Mean Girls.

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    Marmot says:

    @ranchandsyrup: Which is just weird. Those’re some goofy looking motherfuckers.

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    johnny aquitard says:

    @dmsilev:

    No word yet on whether she’s “hiking the Appalachian trail” if you know what I mean.

    Naw, I say someone finally got her drunk ass to rehab and told her to dry the hell out.

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    nellcote says:

    @Judas Escargot, Bringer of Loaves and Fish Sandwiches:

    Prediction: If Reid doesn’t nix the filibuster (for at least nominations), she gets blocked.

    It’s just a committe assignment not a freaking ambassadorship. Goopers don’t get to block.

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    Worthy of Charlie Pierce’s subtitle for Politico: “Tiger Beat on the Potomac”.

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    Sometimes a person’s face really works against him/her. Santorum always has that slight sneer that, I think, is less a hint as to his feelings than it is just the geography of his face. Cheney, by contrast, was probably pure malice. Rubio looks young, a little dumb (or at least like someone who doesn’t know as much as he thinks he does). Romney looked soooooooo much like a glad-handing, back-slapping banker (vulture capitalist). Ryan, on the other hand, is blessed with features and expressions that seem to convey sincerity and intelligence. (Oh, how looks can be deceiving!)

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