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Scott Ott And The #40Dollars

Posted on | December 21, 2011 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

Ott serves up the news on the #40Dollars hash tag, and Iowa, where he has a dry, dry, dry jape about idolatry. Also a great Perry riff. Nicely played.

Look at this pathetic noise. The entire dextrosphere should post on what an outburst of non-thinking this is:


13 Responses to “Scott Ott And The #40Dollars”

  1. Garym
    December 21st, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Liberatarian candidates, “leave me alone. Mind you own business.”


  2. Ltw
    December 21st, 2011 @ 7:26 pm


    Have no clue how long hash tags can be, but remember December 24, 2009! Nancy pelosi’s Christmas gift to the American people. No reason she can’t send conferees and get’er done! Reid too! December 24th. America is waiting for their 2011 Christmas gift.

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    December 21st, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

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  4. Steve in TN
    December 21st, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    The fact is that the Democrats are trouncing our GOP reps on the Payroll Tax Holiday.  Deja Vu to 1995.  Boehner and crew are getting the Public Relations stuffing beat out of them.  It isn’t enough to do the right thing, you have to explain why you are doing it.

  5. Finrod Felagund
    December 21st, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    $40 that won’t be there to pay Social Security benefits?

  6. smitty
    December 21st, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Are they really? The Twitter hash has not been overrun by conservatives, true.

  7. smitty
    December 21st, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    The whole thing is a triumph of non-analysis.

  8. Steve in TN
    December 21st, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Yes, they are.  Been watching FNC and other things all day, talking to indie and moderate types…  Obama and his minions are winning the PR war.  Boehner et al aren’t even trying, it seems to me.

  9. ThePaganTemple
    December 21st, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    It’s pretty sad. Boehner and the House Republicans are trying to get the tax cut passed for a whole damn year instead of just another two months followed by repeated political grandstanding by the Democrats, and who are the people mad at? The GOP. The American people damn well deserve the dictatorship the Democrats are trying to impose. Give a bunch of fools the right to vote and you can lead them by the nose anywhere and make them think they’re the boss. It’s fucking pathetic.

  10. CynicalConservative
    December 21st, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    Social media is essentially social lobotomy. #whatever

  11. smitty
    December 21st, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    What? Seriously: social media is a continuous mutual seminar. Sure, there is some noise in the signal, but so what?

  12. Finrod Felagund
    December 22nd, 2011 @ 3:10 am

    You’d think someone in the GOP would pull out the phrase ‘Social Security lockbox’ and beat the Democrats about the head and shoulders with it.  Sure the idea is crap but the Dems have been pushing that bogus idea for decades now so we might as well abuse them with it.

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