Return of Lowering Expectations, Part 2

September 30, 2012 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Oh my.

Dude, we’ve got nothing but time.  I mean, it’s like 40 days until election.  If you can’t explain something in 40 days, then I doubt you understand it.  Hell, I can explain Sartre in 40 days.

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17 Comments to “Return of Lowering Expectations, Part 2”


  1. And I can explain James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake” including the different languages/cultures invoked while playing with puns on the cad.

    Get a grip, Republicans. You are asking to lead the United States of America. If you can’t explain your plans, we aren’t about to trust you to implement them.

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  2. As I recall, the Rs are the people who have an article of faith that government cannot work, and thus an investment in demonstrating that they are right. So an inability to explain how things don’t work falls right in line.

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  3. I think this is what Ryan is trying to say: http://star.psy.ohio-state.edu/coglab/Miracle.html

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  4. @LynnN- thanks for the giggle.

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  5. Thanks for reminding me of old Jean Paul Sartre. One time I was in a rehearsed reading of “No Exit” and never understood one damn word out of my mouth. I’ve been wondering and wondering what Romney’s and Ryan’s responses to questions remind me of. It’s pure dee Sartre. When they’re asked a question, the answer is right out of “No Exit”. They’re really very sophisticated. Who’da thunk it?

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  6. Thanks, TexasEllen. Please give me a break. I know the repubs seem to believe that all Democrats are dumb as dust, but it just ain’t so. Ryan is only hoping, at this late date, to tell all of us stupid Democrats that he and Romney have a really, really good plan, but it’s way too complicated for the average citizen to understand. But it’s MAGIC, really it is. It is, it is, really it is! Trust us!

    I always like your posts, LynnN, but my poor old computer couldn’t load your link.

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  7. Ralph Wiggam says:

    This whole thing would go a lot smoother if the Republicans would just call in a few Hospice volunteers to help them grieve. Their funeral is still a month away. They need to use that time more constructively.

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  8. j…

    out of context..be fair..i think ryan meant..at the inteview he was having at the time he made the remark..”didnt have time.”..lol

    are you on the democrat payroll..(bet this dont get on comments..but i still love ya…jmp

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  9. Sam in Kyle says:

    Better keep these two apart election night when the results from battleground states start rolling in.

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  10. What he (Paul Ryan) really meant to say was: “I don’t understand it either”.

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  11. VintageMomma says:

    I think PR meant, “What Plan?” Is there any empirical evidence of a real plan? Have I missed something? ‘Cause I don’t accept “Congress and I will work it out” as a plan…

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  12. OldMayfly says:

    “Just trust us–we’re Republicans–what could go wrong?”

    One problem is that voters are old enough to remember 2001 through 2008.

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  13. I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that Rmoney didn’t want to explain his tax plan (if he has one) because he didn’t want people criticizing it and taking it apart. If you can’t defend your plan than it’s a bad plan. If Ryan didn’t merely have time in the interview to explain their tax plan then he could have summarized it or hit on a few points. He was either too lazy or the plan is so defective that he knows a majority of people would hate it.

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  14. daChipster says:

    Welllll, Jerry, that may be so, but in each and every venue where they’ve had time, they have passed on the opportunity.

    Why?

    It could be, perhaps, that the margins are too tight
    It could be that their basis is bent to the right
    But I think the most likely reason of all
    May be that their hearts are two sizes too small

    But whatever the reason, their hearts or their bent
    They stand here on Election Eve hating the 47 per Cent.

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  15. Come to think of it, I can explain their tax plan. It’s the same plan republicans have had for at least the past 30 years: cut spending & increase taxes on the middle class and the poor, lower taxes for the millionaires & billionaires, subsidies for job exporters & “creators”.

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  16. Oh, daChipster, I am wiping the tears away yet again.

    Now if only Rmoney could channel Horton: “I meant what I said, I said what I meant, an elephant’s faithful 100%.”

    I think I hear Thing One and Thing Two flip flopping in the background.

    I tend to think of this as a reality based blog as opposed to a Democratic one. However, the fact that reality tends to skew Democratic should give one food for thought.

    To quote Seuss just one more time: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s just not.” I think the folks at The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon have dedicated their ownselves to making it better, one bee hive (not to be confused with a hornet’s nest, don’t cha know), at a time.

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  17. Provision number 1: Any request for disclosure of a Presidential candidate’s tax return shall be immediately punishable by death.

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