Skip to comments.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.
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.
I think Rush got it from the web. The line was posted on #AttackWatch as a joke.
Every conservative borrows from Rush. If they don’t, they should!
“Rush Limbaugh On Gary Johnson Joke: ‘Guess I’ve Become Show Prep For The GOP Debates’”
I’m not sure why he was even there, of course I ask the same question of Ron Paul.
Perry said to keep that joke all to himself would have made Johnson uncompassionate.
Yep, that’s what I saw as well. It was one of the tweets sent to Attackwatch. If I recall correctly.
I wasn’t a big Miami Vice fan.
I thought I’d heard it somewhere already yesterday. But it is a good line....
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%.
Maybe more, but pretty much of the same quality.
“Im 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.
Come on. That joke almost writes itself.
Actually it was around before Rush said it, in fact it was posted on a thread here a few days ago.
No time to cover the Fast & Furious scandal though.
Yeah, there he was grinning into the camera, restating Rush's line verbatim!
What novelty, what a refreshing change.......what dribble.
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.
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.
Johnson has the “pot vote” so, naturally, FNC and Google staff demand his presence.
I had not heard the line until Johnson said it and I enjoyed it immensely.
I’m sorry you didn’t, Francis.
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.
But thats not faaaaaiiiiiirrrrrr
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.
He did a pretty good job. I liked his answer on vetoes.
Did Johnson piss in your Cheerios?
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.
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.
Never fear, Cherrios in great shape.
It does. The affinity between "shovel" and "sh*t" goes way back. Then it was horses. Today it's pets and politicians.
[...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.
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.
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
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.
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