Thursday, September 06, 2007

Quote of the Day

Congressman Zach Wamp (R-Tenn) live on MSNBC's Morning Joe in reference to presidential candidate Fred Thompson:

"I think he'll do very well, he speaks right to the NASCAR base of our party".

I need to start sleeping later, really, I do.

16 comments:

Flimsy Sanity said...

Actors and politicians - what is an actor but a professional convincing liar? And the Republicans think that Iran Contra, double the national debt (the great communicator) Reagan was so great they would put him on Mount Rushmore if there was room for two faces (old Pat Paulson joke). Part of Bush's problem is that he is such a damn poor actor - can't remember his lines and his facial expressions don't match what he is saying.

TomCat said...

Thompson has attention becaise he held back. Even Nixon said he was an idiot, back when he was Nixon's Watergate mole.

Not Your Mama said...

Worrisome thing is he has that "I'm your daddy" persona that conservatives love.

ryk said...

Worrisome thing is he has that "I'm your daddy" persona that conservatives love.

Exactly. This guy is going to win his party's nomination for president because he can look and sound soothing to the "Nascar base" when he tells them the same lies dubya does. They already want to believe him anyway.

Woozie said...

A couple weeks ago he was the subject of The Word. Colbert was talking about Thompson's long undeclared candidacy and comparing it to not opening Christmas presents.

Colbert: "Maybe what we think is in the box..."

Monitor: "Reagan?"

C: "...is better than what is actually in the box."

M: "Fred Thompson."

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Vrooom! Vroooom! Gentlemen, start your lying!

Vigilante said...

I feel like welcoming him into the campaign. The more $$$ the GOP spends on themselves the deeper into the hole they go. But I'm as baffled as others are as to why this guy makes an attractive candidate. I'm told a lot of women find Thompson SEXY. Go figure. Otherwise, I just don't understand how GOP-ers think. (And you can add women to that, I guess.)

Not Your Mama said...

Otherwise, I just don't understand how GOP-ers think.

Seems like quite a few people don't which amazes me because mostly they're remarkably predictable.

adynaton said...

OK, explain this to a foreigner. "NASCAR base" means those people who lack in dental hygiene and like to watch race cars drive around in circles? (The "Liberal Media" tells me this.) Do these people actually think of themselves as the "NASCAR folk" or would they find Rep. Wamp's words offensive?

Not Your Mama said...

Mixed. Definitely not as cut & dried as it's painted. And yes, some of them would be offended.

It's the conundrum within the Democratic party: standing up for people but despising them at the same time. Like crying for dead miners but spitting in their faces while they're alive.

Featheriver said...

I don't see that Thompson adds much to GOP Presidential menagerie. But who knows?

RJ Adams said...

Thompson for the republicans is, as 'featheriver' rightly states, not much of an addition to the "GOP Presidential menagerie'. But then, there's hardly a bright spark on the Democrat side either, with the possible exception of Obama. In fact, US politics is becoming so predictable and boring I'm thinking of passing it all by and taking up golf. Oh, please, reassure me, GWB hasn't taken up golf, has he?

Flimsy Sanity said...

Me again Mama. I am curious if they will look longer for Fawcett than they did for the Utah miners and also how much money was spent on both searches.

Not Your Mama said...

My guess is they'll keep looking for at least a month and cost is already in the millions. All because one rich guy wanted to get his rocks off proving what a tough guy he was. Nevada is a poor choice for recreational flying and only asshats trying to prove they have big balls do it.

So far they've found dozens of crash sites dating back as far as 50 years that no one found before. IF they even get lucky and find him they'll likely only find what the coyotes didn't want.

Meanwhile our schools are broke and ranked 49th in the nation and we can't even maintain the roads we have. Infrastructure in this state is almost non-extistant period and wealthy asshats fight tooth & nail to make sure they never pay a penny in taxes. Let Branson go find him if he's so concerned.

Excuse me for not being all broke up over this. Offer me $1 million and I'll go find his carcass and drag it out, k?

TomCat said...

That he does, Mama. He does seem to reek that bury your head, and I'll think for you image.

BTW, congrats on hitting #28,000 at PP. :-)

Vigilante said...

RJ, Bush is too immature to take up golf. The question is, are you too old to take it up?