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Maureen Dowd: Is Paul Ryan merely a younger Dick Cheney? (Lame, even for her)
The Silicon Valley Mercury News / The New York Times ^ | August 18, 2012 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 08/19/2012 5:04:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

What happens when you realize you are the machine you're raging against?

Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist for the metal rap band Rage Against the Machine, punctured Paul Ryan's pretensions to cool in a Rolling Stone essay rejecting R&R (Romney 'n' Ryan) as R&R (rock 'n' roll).

"He is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades," Morello writes, adding: "I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta 'rage' in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically, the only thing he's not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions."

In my experience, when a presidential candidate needs an outside force to animate him -- Michael Dukakis needed Kitty, Bob Dole needed C-Span, Willard needs Paul -- it spells doom.

The fresh Gen X vice-presidential contender -- like Sarah Palin, he favors the exclamation "awesome" -- has had mixed reviews in his debutante cotillion.

Howard Fineman wrote in The Huffington Post that "Ryan turns out, upon closer inspection, not to be a purifying ideologue, but rather a young, power-hungry, ladder-climbing trimmer."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Music/Entertainment; Politics
KEYWORDS: cheney; paulryan; romney; ryan

I'll get the ball rolling...

1 posted on 08/19/2012 5:04:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist “

He’s certainly been successful, but he’s not that great a guitarist. Not bad though.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 5:08:31 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey MoDo, stick to writing about something you actually understand which is.....uh....well....


3 posted on 08/19/2012 5:09:31 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now I thinking Kirk Douglas might be counting his blessing that instead MO DO as his daughter in law he has nice Sweet Welsh gal in Catherine Zeta Jones


4 posted on 08/19/2012 5:09:57 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Maureen Dowd merely a younger Helen Thomas?


5 posted on 08/19/2012 5:11:21 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Candy Crowley a younger version of Maureen Dowd?


6 posted on 08/19/2012 5:12:20 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The liberal media is getting desperate.


7 posted on 08/19/2012 5:12:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I still prefer this stylish and classy picture from 2007 when she was a spokesperson for Di Modolo jewelry:

But getting back on topic, the less we hear of Dowd, the better. Every time I read her I need to reach for antiacids....

8 posted on 08/19/2012 5:13:06 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is Maureen Dowd merely an older Sandra Fluck?
9 posted on 08/19/2012 5:13:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally, I’d think the thought of a younger, stronger, healthier Dick Cheney would make Maureen die of fright.

And second, Mo, I know you don’t hang out here, but if anybody needs to worry about whether they’re the machine they’re raging against, it’s the guys who spent the last twenty years working for Sony.


10 posted on 08/19/2012 5:16:43 PM PDT by RichInOC ("And the Oscar goes to...Catherine."--Sir Sean Connery, March 23, 2003.)
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To: cruise_missile
I had do to this when people started describing Maureen Dowd as a younger version of Helen Thomas and an older version of Candy Crowley....
11 posted on 08/19/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s easy to be critical (or jealous) of youth, Maureen. Maybe you’re acting reflexively?


12 posted on 08/19/2012 5:20:47 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: RayChuang88

OMG Ray that funny

I think she is younger version of Helen Thomas she start looking look like more and more like Helen


13 posted on 08/19/2012 5:21:41 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zorro with Antonio Banderas

wheres the pic of the man ???


14 posted on 08/19/2012 5:27:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think she's pulling for the guy with the big ears.
15 posted on 08/19/2012 5:32:08 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish he was.

I still want Cheney to take the stage and say enough bullsh1t, I have a new heart, back me for president and let’s kick the commie kenyan ‘s ass out of the White House.


16 posted on 08/19/2012 5:41:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure Ryan would be flattered to be compared to Dick Cheney. Both are great Americans who scare the wits out of the libs.


17 posted on 08/19/2012 5:45:01 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What on earth is nonforcible rape? It's like saying nonlethal murder. Why redefine acts of aggression against women as non-acts of aggression?
Never heard of statutory rape, I see.

18 posted on 08/19/2012 5:46:55 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maureen makes millions writing stuff like this.

Think about that while you’re job hunting. :)


19 posted on 08/19/2012 5:53:15 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: BigBobber
Yes, but in the New York Times newsroom, being compared to former Vice President Dick Cheney is not a compliment.
20 posted on 08/19/2012 5:54:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Tzimisce

I doubt if it’s millions anymore, but I take your point, she makes more than most of us.


21 posted on 08/19/2012 5:57:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK I’ll admit it. I never read Maureen dowd columns. I just skip ahead to the pictures of CZJ


22 posted on 08/19/2012 6:02:00 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: MNnice

Great call! And the answer is...yes.


23 posted on 08/19/2012 6:02:50 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: BigBobber

Excepting CZJ, MoDo’s worst nightmare is a dream for the rest of us:

Dick Cheney reincarnated. Dare we hope?


24 posted on 08/19/2012 6:03:30 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Catherine Zeta Jones a younger version of Maureen Dowd?


25 posted on 08/19/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT by paudio (Two stubborn facts remain: (1) Romney is better than 0bama, and (2) Romney is the Republican Nominee)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BLESS YOUR HEART!


26 posted on 08/19/2012 7:10:07 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul Ryan just went up another notch.


27 posted on 08/19/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: BigBobber
Other than the fact that Dick Cheney never represented a congressional district which the GOP managed to win in only one of the last six election cycles, their electoral history is similar. Cheney won reelection to his seat five times at margins ranging from 34.4% to 49.2%. Ryan won reelection to his seat eight times at margins ranging from 25.4% to 38.1%.

IOW, both served the people who elected them extremely well.

28 posted on 08/19/2012 7:17:54 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I could not care less about anything Maureen Dowd has to say.

I'm only here for the pictures!

29 posted on 08/19/2012 8:21:26 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: elcid1970
Instead of Cheney,

we got Chain-ey:

Cheers!

30 posted on 08/19/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: RayChuang88
Every time I read her I need to reach for antiacids....

I just throw up and get it over with.
31 posted on 08/19/2012 8:31:24 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist for the metal rap band Rage Against the Machine, punctured Paul Ryan's pretensions to cool in a Rolling Stone essay rejecting R&R (Romney 'n' Ryan) as R&R (rock 'n' roll).

Tom ain't too S-M-R-T is he? Paul Ryan wasn't looking for 'cool points' when he mentioned the music he liked, he just answered a question. Tom could have kept his mouth shut, and potentially reaped a financial windfall from conservative who might have given his music a listen, because Paul Ryan likes it. But I guess not saying anything would ruin his 'lib cred'. Instead he has to spout the typical crap about Paul Ryan put out there by the Democrats and their lapdogs in the MSM.

32 posted on 08/19/2012 8:35:13 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chicks with swords...


33 posted on 08/19/2012 9:05:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dowd is still alive? Whoa.


34 posted on 08/19/2012 9:30:25 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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