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Gary Johnson Steals Shovel Ready Line from Rush

Posted on 09/23/2011 9:08:59 AM PDT by Amish

Last night at the Presidential Gary Johnson got some laughs for his line about his neighbor's dogs creating more shovel-ready projects than OBAMA.

He stole the line from RUSH who said it in yesterday's program.


TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!
KEYWORDS: debate; president; vanity

1 posted on 09/23/2011 9:09:06 AM PDT by Amish
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To: Amish

Who cares?

It was a great line that needed to be said in a presidential debate on prime-time television.

All great lines should be “stolen” and repeated as often as possible.


2 posted on 09/23/2011 9:10:35 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Amish
It's OK. Johnson was only there as comic relief anyway.
3 posted on 09/23/2011 9:14:19 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Amish

I think Rush got it from the web. The line was posted on #AttackWatch as a joke.


4 posted on 09/23/2011 9:15:41 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Amish

Every conservative borrows from Rush. If they don’t, they should!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/22/rush-limbaugh-gary-johnson-joke_n_977152.html
“Rush Limbaugh On Gary Johnson Joke: ‘Guess I’ve Become Show Prep For The GOP Debates’”


5 posted on 09/23/2011 9:16:23 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: douginthearmy
I think Rush got it from the web. The line was posted on #AttackWatch as a joke.

You're correct. During the first few days of the "attackwatch is the laughing stock of the web" stories, this joke was cited as one of the funnier things reported to #attackwatch.
6 posted on 09/23/2011 9:17:54 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: hinckley buzzard

I’m not sure why he was even there, of course I ask the same question of Ron Paul.


7 posted on 09/23/2011 9:19:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Amish

Perry said to keep that joke all to himself would have made Johnson uncompassionate.


8 posted on 09/23/2011 9:19:30 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: mmichaels1970

Yep, that’s what I saw as well. It was one of the tweets sent to Attackwatch. If I recall correctly.


9 posted on 09/23/2011 9:19:47 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Perry said to keep that joke all to himself would have made Johnson uncompassionate.

LOL With a last name like Johnson, what do you expect? Nothin but a heartless gringo.
10 posted on 09/23/2011 9:21:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Amish

I wasn’t a big Miami Vice fan.


11 posted on 09/23/2011 9:21:16 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Amish

I thought I’d heard it somewhere already yesterday. But it is a good line....


12 posted on 09/23/2011 9:22:39 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: cripplecreek

Ron Paul’s abortion answer was one of the best of the night.

He said that our problem in America isn’t a lack of laws, it’s a lack of morals.

Walter Williams has made this point in the past, and I agree 100%.


13 posted on 09/23/2011 9:22:44 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Amish

Maybe more, but pretty much of the same quality.


14 posted on 09/23/2011 9:24:39 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: cripplecreek

“I’m not sure why he was even there, of course I ask the same question of Ron Paul.”

The persistence of Ron Paul enabled the presence of Gary Johnson.


15 posted on 09/23/2011 9:27:37 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Amish

Come on. That joke almost writes itself.


16 posted on 09/23/2011 9:29:15 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: Amish

Actually it was around before Rush said it, in fact it was posted on a thread here a few days ago.


17 posted on 09/23/2011 9:31:09 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Retired Greyhound
ABC rushed this 'scoop' onto their website this AM.

No time to cover the Fast & Furious scandal though.

18 posted on 09/23/2011 9:32:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Retired Greyhound
Seeing as how Rush has a listening audience of around 20M, the chance of the audience having heard the same line earlier in the day, or at least heard someone repeat the line, the "1% popularity (somewhere in some country) Johnson" was unfunny to say the least.

Yeah, there he was grinning into the camera, restating Rush's line verbatim!

What novelty, what a refreshing change.......what dribble.

19 posted on 09/23/2011 9:38:00 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Amish

Don’t know if Johnson, someone Rush is not a fan of, is a fan of Rush or not. Glad he used the line, he delivered it well, and it worked. All the other candidates really laughed at it and it was a nice break in the tension.

And Newt borrowed, roughly, with attribution from Reagan V Carter. That was great too. I say we beg, borrow or steal the most pertinent and funniest and cutting sound bytes we can and multiply them as often as we can in front of as many people as we can.

A line like that is exactly the kind of thing that might puncture a closed mind or clarify a confused mind. And to paraphrase from Herman Cain, we got a lotta puncturin’ and clarifyin’ to do.


20 posted on 09/23/2011 9:39:09 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Amish

He stole the line from RUSH who said it in yesterday’s program.


Is this a Rush orginal or did he cop it from someone else? Proof of theft is more that just an assertion of theft.


21 posted on 09/23/2011 9:39:50 AM PDT by deport
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To: BuddhaBrown

Johnson has the “pot vote” so, naturally, FNC and Google staff demand his presence.


22 posted on 09/23/2011 9:40:39 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: zerosix

I had not heard the line until Johnson said it and I enjoyed it immensely.

I’m sorry you didn’t, Francis.


23 posted on 09/23/2011 9:41:00 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Amish

Nah, the joke’s older than that. It dates back to Obama’s first “shovel ready” pronouncements. More recently, it’s been used A LOT on the twitter #AttackWatch tag.


24 posted on 09/23/2011 9:44:57 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Retired Greyhound

But thats not faaaaaiiiiiirrrrrr


25 posted on 09/23/2011 9:49:08 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Oh, I did enjoy the line. Enjoyed it so much that I spat out my iced tea on my lunch, hearing Rush speak it.

I'm told that it was already "old saw" by then but still pokes fun at what Obama claims as "shovel ready."

One would suppose some cattle rancher somewhere, repeated that line when cleaning the pen, long before it went 'round the internet world.

26 posted on 09/23/2011 9:49:35 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: cripplecreek

He did a pretty good job. I liked his answer on vetoes.


27 posted on 09/23/2011 9:53:13 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: zerosix

Did Johnson piss in your Cheerios?


28 posted on 09/23/2011 9:56:25 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Amish

I knew I heard it some where else before.BTW; what was with the muscle man soldier coming out of the closet last night?I am sure maddow will start a campaign for him.


29 posted on 09/23/2011 10:00:10 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: Amish

I know I heard it somewhere before, I thought I had read it on one of the FR threads, comments, when I heard him say that.


30 posted on 09/23/2011 10:05:48 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Raider Sam
Nope,just sorry that FNC and Google chose to include some with such low national interest (1%???) to take time away from serious candidates' response.

Never fear, Cherrios in great shape.

31 posted on 09/23/2011 10:12:35 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: barstoolblues
Come on. That joke almost writes itself.

It does. The affinity between "shovel" and "sh*t" goes way back. Then it was horses. Today it's pets and politicians.

32 posted on 09/23/2011 11:03:15 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

[...the muscle man soldier coming out of the closet last night...]

If the following military code link has not changed he has violated many of the articles of the regulations.

http://www.dod.gov/dodgc/defense_ethics/ethics_regulation/1344-10.html


33 posted on 09/23/2011 12:33:29 PM PDT by RetSignman (It's Fall...the "Goebbles Warmers" are packing their bags , migrating for their winter caves.)
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To: zerosix

The worst part was that when he was confronted by a host on The Takeaway, instead of admitting that he cribbed the line, he hemmed and hawed, then cravenly bashed Rush.


34 posted on 09/23/2011 5:19:52 PM PDT by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: douginthearmy

You are right. I also found a version of it posted on Monday September 19th on a tweet from a person taunting the Day of Rage people on Twitter. At the time I cut and pasted the actual tweet:

bkimmd Brian Kim
@takewallstreet Hey poseurs, my dog left a shovel-ready project on my lawn. Want a job? #takewallstreet


35 posted on 09/23/2011 8:26:30 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: OddLane
I still am unable to understand who or what provoked the "team" putting the debate on, to include Johnson.

It's not as though there is a high demand for more Libertarians on stage, certainly NOT by TEA Party folk.

We/they may be more fiscally conservative than various GOP-leaning groups but as far as I can tell, they are very socially conservative as well - definitely not clammering for "pro-Pot legalization" signs waiving at our local TEA Party outings. None in fact but I do see teams of pro-second amendment, pro-life; pro-defense of marriage folk.

36 posted on 09/23/2011 11:42:16 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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