Wolverines, come out to play

I’ll be rooting for whatever winger goes mano a mano with Bobo in this fight for the soul of the Republican party.


51 replies
  1. 1
    imonlylurking says:

    Does Bobo have empty glass bottles on his fingers?

  2. 2
    taylormattd says:

    Oh god.

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    eemom says:

    The Warriors? Splendiforous!

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    scav says:

    Might even be a safe bet at this stage of the game. Haven’t I seen those generic hypotheticals winning before?

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    penpen says:

    I would actually attend this.

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    piratedan says:

    sounds like someone is going to take them out to the sand……

    and then they’ll wonder, is THIS what they fought all night for? a trampy Sarah Palin (doing Deborah Van Valkenburg 30 years later) and a disastrous GOP Party (Coney Island). Although I do think that Rand Paul would make a perfect Luther and perhaps you could cast Cantor as Vermin. I just cant see Rincypoo as Cyrus tho….

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    p.a. says:

    Seize the center? They can’t even spell ‘center’. Just die already.

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    eemom says:

    Also too, did you ever notice Tarantino’s nod to that film in Pulp Fiction? In the “Son of A Preacher Man” scene when Uma Thurman speaks into the microphone.

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    gocart mozart says:

    No link to Bobo? What did he say. Doug don’t go Galt on us. Get out of the boat and report back so we don’t have to. That’s why you make the big bucks.

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    beltane says:

    As a professional wanker, David Brooks should have no problem taking himself on in this battle.

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    Old Dan and Little Ann says:

    @eemom: Have you ever seen the Cyrus/Obama clip? It’s one of my favorites. Can you DIG IT! : )

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    nickgb says:

    I just hope David Duke or a Westboro Baptist member sign up. It’ll be like one of those Onion “Opposing Viewpoint” editorials. “The GOP must seize the center or die” vs. “The GOP must become a Fourth Reich or die!”

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    kindness says:

    Makin’ popcorn. Pull the chairs around.

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    Baud says:

    I vote die.

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    Doug Galt says:



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    gocart mozart says:


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    JPL says:

    Doug, You could be on of the TBA. Pretty please.

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    El Cid says:

    Center seat in the movies? Center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?

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    Brachiator says:

    I like the “or die” option for the GOP.

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    Rush. And not only will he win, he may never even know Brooks challenged him. Whenever you ask if the GOP will tack back to the center, ask ‘Who will the base listen to, this guy or Rush Limbaugh?’

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    They really are dumb. They’re fighting over something that they already sold to the devil.

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    piratedan says:

    well I also have to admit, that Barry DeVorzon music still kicks ass today.

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    Roger Moore says:


    I vote die.

    This. Preferably as soon as possible.

  24. 24
    tworivers says:

    Live at the Applebee’s Salad Bar:

    Bobo v. Cantor

  25. 25
    Violet says:

    Is that a GOP elephant dead in the cracks of a dried up mud flat? Seriously?

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    Citizen_X says:

    Will they be allowed to bring AR-15s to this event? You know, for Tree-of-Liberty watering and the like.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    The GOP should change its symbol from an elephant to a woolly mammoth.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    Rooting for injuries

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    Violet says:

    Okay, I went to the website for the “Intelligence Squared” organization that is hosting this crap. Their header has a quote about them from the Wall St. Journal: “Always intelligent and provocative, as well as disciplined and civil.” If you asked Bobo, Sully, Frum, etc. to write their own epitaph, that’s exactly what they would come up with.

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    El Cid says:

    At least some people are pretty good at acting like the Soul of the Republican Party is some sort of desirable thing rather than something closer to inheriting an old bag of barf.

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    The Dangerman says:


    They can’t even spell ‘center’.

    They might be able to do so if you spot them the consonants.


    Oh, fuck, they’d think that was ‘Cantor’.


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    Citizen_X says:

    @Old Dan and Little Ann: I wanna see Obama say “CAN. YOU. DIG IT?” at a rally before I vote for him a third time.

    (PS: Let’s make “Obama/Biden 2016” bumper stickers, just to fuck with the wingnuts.)

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    Roger Moore says:

    @The Dangerman:

    Oh, fuck, they’d think that was ‘Cantor’.

    Well, Cantor was very interested in diagonals, which are kind of like the center.

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    Steve M. says:

    I’m surprised Doughy Pantload hasn’t signed on. His mom lives within walking distance. (Well, walking distance for people with sub-400 cholesterol.)

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    jl says:

    Is the title shorthand for ‘The GOP must seize the center and strangle it in a bathtub or die?’

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    srv says:


    You are really wasting your digerati skills – I suggest you get on FB Graph and do a search for “Likes a Bobo post” AND [insert obminable belief]

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    scav says:

    @The Dangerman:
    don’t give up so easily, you may be onto something. No We Can’t! or No We Cant!

    cant 2 (knt)
    1. Monotonous talk filled with platitudes.
    2. Hypocritically pious language.
    3. The special vocabulary peculiar to the members of an underworld group; argot.
    4. Cant See Shelta.
    5. Whining speech, such as that used by beggars.
    6. The special terminology understood among the members of a profession, discipline, or class but obscure to the general population; jargon. See Synonyms at dialect.
    intr.v. cant·ed, cant·ing, cants
    1. To speak tediously or sententiously; moralize.
    2. To speak in argot or jargon.
    3. To speak in a whining, pleading tone.

    plus the tilty thing, especialy viv-a-vis the playing field.

  38. 38
    gbear says:

    Has anyone pointed out that today is National Pie Day yet? Cleek?

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    Bokonon says:

    What… you mean, following Bill Bennett’s brave new plan to simply seize control of the movie studios and universities, and change the way that our youth are indoctinated to think … that won’t succeed??

    This is interesting, because lots of the GOP’s efforts are aimed at changing PERCEPTIONS of their policies rather than actually changing the policies themselves. Finding the correct smiling pitch man. The new buzz word. The new advertisement. Rebranding. The next culture war episode.

    And when all else fails? Gerrymander the hell out of the voting public.

    If Brooks is really asking for more than window dressing, spin, and political hardball, then good for him. Although I doubt that he is offering this argument in good faith.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @imonlylurking: Does Bobo have empty glass bottles on his fingers?

    God, I love that scene, only with Bobo and X, I think it will look more like the ‘cat fight’ on Cheers between Woody’s girlfriend Kelly and a pre-friends Lisa Kudrow

    Kelly; “You stay away from my man or I’ll… I’lll… HURT YOUR FEELINGS!”
    Pre-F LK: “I’ll hurt yours right back!”

    Remember when little Richie Lowry called liberals wimps, and a pre-Senate (post Harvard wrestling team) Al Franken offered to take him on, any time, any place?

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    Roger Moore says:

    We have a National Pie Day related event at work. That said, I must object. Everyone knows that Pi day is March 14.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Everyone knows that Pi day is March 14.

    It is known.

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    Ash Can says:

    I’ll be rooting for whatever winger goes mano a mano with Bobo…

    I’ll be rooting for a murder-suicide.

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    22over7 says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    It is known.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    I’m guessing this whole debate will go by without anyone actually defining “center.”

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    Jay C says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Everyone knows that Pi day is March 14.

    And is there a moment of silence at 1:59??

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    SiubhanDuinne says:



    PS: Let’s make “Obama/Biden 2016″ bumper stickers, just to fuck with the wingnuts.)

    Double-checking my Café Press password even as we type.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Speaking of pie, colossally snarky Charlie Pierce is colossally snarky:

    The next time “Bobby” Jindal, governor of Louisiana and warped slab of putative Republican presidential timber, gets up in public and tells an audience how much Jesus really means to him, he should be hit in the face with a pie full of eels.

    That’s just great stuff. Ninety-seven out of 100 columnists would have written “cream pie” or “custard pie” or some variant thereof, but “a pie full of eels”? That’s fcking inspired.

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    danielx says:

    Betcherass that there will be no elected Republican who will publicly agree with Bobo’s position…

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    brad says:

    I’m half tempted to buy a ticket, since I still have a student id that appears recent and valid. Let’s see who else ends up booked. If Loadpants gets in on this I might have to subject myself.

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    de stijl says:

    Everyone knows that Pi day is March 14.

    The problem with Pi day is that it just seems to go on forever and ever.

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