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Back Off, Bill Kristol!
Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 23, 2012 | Burt Prelutsky

Posted on 09/23/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I keep hearing a lot of moaning at the bar from the right wing; most notably from Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard. It seems like every time I see this guy, whom I refer to as “The Wincer” because he always looks like he thinks he’s about to be slugged, he’s going off on Mitt Romney. No matter what Romney says or does, Kristol and a few of his fellow ivory tower pinheads can’t wait to dissect it, as if they’re performing the world’s longest autopsy.

I’ll admit that Romney doesn’t always say things in the best way possible, and that his attempts at humor often bring the term “lead balloon” to mind. But he’s entitled to goof occasionally. Heck, he’s been on the campaign trail for what must seem like an eternity to him, and a bit longer than that to me. But the bone I’d pick with Kristol is that until the debates, Romney isn’t going to have a chance to go toe-to-toe with Obama. Every single thing Obama says will be filtered through the media until it shines like gold. Everything out of Romney’s mouth is going to be slathered with mud. That’s no excuse for conservatives to pile on, as though jockeying for an invitation to MSNBC’s Christmas bash.

I keep hearing that Obama will win the debates. The same people who believe that must also assume that Joe Biden will put Paul Ryan in his place. I will simply remind one and all that after Romney got the hang of debates, he even began getting the best of Newt Gingrich. And anyone who believes that Obama is smarter, sharper or funnier than Gingrich needs to have his head examined...

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; biden; billkristol; elections; kristol; neoconservatives; newt; newtgingrich; obama; romney; ryan

1 posted on 09/23/2012 10:23:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was a pr*ick during the Bush admin, too..


2 posted on 09/23/2012 10:26:58 AM PDT by cardinal4 (RageBoy for DNC Chair!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kristol is the poster boy for the neocon chicken hawks in DC. I stopped paying attention to what he says a long time ago.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 10:27:18 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
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To: Dick Bachert
Kristol is the poster boy for the neocon chicken hawks in DC.

Bingo. I suppose that, deep down, Kristol is unhappy with Romney because Romney isn't warlike enough.

4 posted on 09/23/2012 10:30:19 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kristol is a beltway RINO. His opinion is nothing.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 10:32:18 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I keep hearing that Obama will win the debates”

I don’t understand why there will be 2 rats asking the questions. Can some one enlighten on how they are selected. It would be nice to have Rush/Hannity/Levin asking some questions.


6 posted on 09/23/2012 10:34:09 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was on Fox this AM, and I asked the wife to please change the channel. I cannot stand that arrogant pr*ck. His father was a decent guy and smarter than Billy.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 10:34:49 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most of the pundits I see on tv all spout the same lines whether they are Dems or Repubs. They all get their notes in the morning. Why anyone listens to them is a mystery to me.


8 posted on 09/23/2012 10:35:07 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Leaning Right

Actually, I think that the chattering class resents the obvious fact that Mitt Romney is running his own campaign and doesn’t listen to their advice.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 10:37:59 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: duckman
I don’t understand why there will be 2 rats asking the questions.

The kindest answer to your question is that the GOP is made up of idiots and cowards. It would have been so easy for Romney to have simply said: you pick a moderator and I'll pick a moderator. If we need a third one, let's agree on somebody from CSPAN.

10 posted on 09/23/2012 10:38:29 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Pharmboy

good for you.. couldn’t agree more


11 posted on 09/23/2012 10:39:19 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kristol is pathetic.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 10:39:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kristol is just unhappy that Go Christie or Mark Rubio isn't on the ticket...

I don't think Kristol has said anything profound in a long time....his punfunity (sp) is old and stale

13 posted on 09/23/2012 10:41:28 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: sheana
Most of the pundits I see on tv all spout the same lines whether they are Dems or Repubs.

Bingo. This is very widespread.

The one that really drives me up a wall is NPR when they have EJ Dionne from the Washington Post debate issues with "Conservative" David Brooks. They basically agreee on just about anything, although Brooks may be slightly more pro-Obama.

14 posted on 09/23/2012 10:42:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bill has dirty pictures of Brit and Shep...why else would FN have the Obama tool on?
15 posted on 09/23/2012 10:44:32 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s no conservative. He and Britt Hume are in Obama’s camp and the reason I no longer watch Fox News Sunday. If you’re going to call yourself a conservative then stand by our nominee or STFU.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 10:45:22 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
tell me that Kristol's is not a face from which you just want to slap that silly grin

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17 posted on 09/23/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I use to love The Weekly Standard (and National Review). Quit reading both years ago.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 10:49:01 AM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
they are all doing it..they think it makes them intelligent.they should be on obama with all 4’s
19 posted on 09/23/2012 10:56:21 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Elle Bee
Bill is like Lucy Van Pelt—he doesn't care if no one likes him as long as he is popular...

...which explains why he covers up his mental depletion of original thought with conservative bashing in pursuit of GOP-e RINO propaganda pandering for the attention of the Hollywood MSM and their mindless mass media munchie munching minions.

He should disappear and be quick about it if Fox News wishes to retain a conservative fan base.

20 posted on 09/23/2012 10:57:28 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bill Kristol is part of the "loyal opposition" to Obama's administration. Nothing too searing, nothing too earthshaking.

Throw in a little condemnation of his own supposed-compadres, and you have a DC elitist who doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of understanding real Americans and what their problems are. He is comfortable in his DC community standing as a token conservative Sunday Media voice. He is comfortable because he still gets invited to parties and functions thrown by liberals because he's "one of the good ones." If I were to meet the appeasing, backbiting little pissant in person, I'd probably deck his ass.

21 posted on 09/23/2012 10:58:13 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Happy Rain

Anyone who has ever been to Fire Island, Key West or Jackson Heights has dirty pictures of Shep.


22 posted on 09/23/2012 10:59:43 AM 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

His eye makeup is a dead give away.


23 posted on 09/23/2012 11:00:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: cardinal4

Has the weekly standard ever made a profit (I’ve never bought 1)


24 posted on 09/23/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: dalebert
Both went GOP-e years ago...

...Reagan wouldn't read them now, he would call them seditious to the conservative cause.

25 posted on 09/23/2012 11:17:49 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All networks have their “experts”, and most, if not all, have a background in politics or journalism. Journalists are not experts anymore than pool cleaners are, and if the ones who have a background in politics were uber smart, then why are we 16 trillion in debt?

When politicians balance the budget every year, and pay off our debt, then they should feel free to enter into a career in punditry but until then, they need to STFU and go into hiding.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 11:18:33 AM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: peggybac

Same here. There is better conservative thought available than those two magazines. History passed them by. And Bill Kristol is a colossal douchebag.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 11:18:54 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I understand that Shep is the token dumass liberal for FN, but must he get TWO hour long shows daily???

One is nausea but two is projectile vomiting!

28 posted on 09/23/2012 11:21:55 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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To: Happy Rain

He’s either some male executive’s lover or nephew. Or both.


29 posted on 09/23/2012 11:26:38 AM 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
Mitt on Bill Kristal;

“With friends like that, who needs enemas.”

30 posted on 09/23/2012 11:26:54 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He seems to be part of this insufferable group of fogies, that came on the scene in the 80s and early 90s, that somehow still passes for conservative.

You mean there are no other real conservative talking-heads, younger than 55, that can be on these shows?


31 posted on 09/23/2012 11:29:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For a while back it looked like his buggery caused AIDS was about to get him—he was looking really bad— but lately he has been doing better so I suspect his high ranking FN “keeper” is responsible for his apparent, and probably very expensive and effective medical therapy.
32 posted on 09/23/2012 11:34:14 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Bill Kristol is to conservatism what Elton John is to heterosexuality...


33 posted on 09/23/2012 11:45:12 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Egypt wants to execute me.)
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To: Astronaut

Years ago I was hooked on American Spectator then they changed their format completely. I think they did a comeback with the old format - does anyone read it anymore?


34 posted on 09/23/2012 11:45:52 AM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have Bill Kristol to thank for Mitt Romney to begin with. His discomfort at this point is playing for the world smallest violin.


35 posted on 09/23/2012 11:56:29 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: Happy Rain

Shep makes well north of $10 million dollars a year, plus a Cadillac benefit package. The only people at FNC who make more are Sean Hannity and Ted Baxter. He can afford his own medications.


36 posted on 09/23/2012 11:58:14 AM 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: Prospero
We have Bill Kristol to thank for Mitt Romney to begin with.

Do we?

My understanding is that he was looking for an alternative to Romney during the primaries and promoting Gingrich and Santorum for a while.

Kristol may have looked to Romney in 2008 as an alternative to McCain, but he certainly wasn't in Romney's camp this primary season.

37 posted on 09/23/2012 12:08:05 PM PDT by x
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To: x; Prospero

Mr. Kristol also “discovered” Governor Sarah Palin and convinced Senator McCain to make her his running mate.


38 posted on 09/23/2012 12:17:23 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
Every single thing Obama says will be filtered through the media until it shines like gold. Everything out of Romney’s mouth is going to be slathered with mud. That’s no excuse for conservatives to pile on, as though jockeying for an invitation to MSNBC’s Christmas bash.

So true!

39 posted on 09/23/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ozzymandus
Kristol is a beltway RINO

Romney may be a RINO, but he's not one of the 'beltway boys', so he's suspect.

40 posted on 09/23/2012 12:21:20 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I keep hearing that Obama will win the debates...what?! - everytime he goes off the teleprompter and/or gets hit with a moderately difficult question he implodes - look at what happened on Univision last week - "you can't change Washington from the inside, you have to do it from the outside" - so why are you running for relection?
41 posted on 09/23/2012 12:41:28 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With ‘allies’ like Kristol, he doesn’t need enemies.


42 posted on 09/23/2012 2:36:01 PM PDT by yorkiemom (Yorkie Moms 4 Ryan ; Ryan + Romney = Recovery)
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To: x
Kristol may have looked to Romney in 2008 as an alternative to McCain, but he certainly wasn't in Romney's camp this primary season.

I don't think he is now either.
43 posted on 09/23/2012 2:37:57 PM PDT by yorkiemom (Yorkie Moms 4 Ryan ; Ryan + Romney = Recovery)
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To: Intolerant in NJ
keep hearing that Obama will win the debates...what?! - everytime he goes off the teleprompter and/or gets hit with a moderately difficult question he implodes - look at what happened on Univision last week - "you can't change Washington from the inside, you have to do it from the outside" - so why are you running for relection?

Even if he falls off the stage, slobbers on himself, and answers every question with "I believe in socialism", the MSM will declare him the winner.
44 posted on 09/23/2012 2:39:34 PM PDT by yorkiemom (Yorkie Moms 4 Ryan ; Ryan + Romney = Recovery)
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To: yorkiemom
Even if he falls off the stage, slobbers on himself, and answers every question with "I believe in socialism", the MSM will declare him the winner...on the other hand, with the Gallup poll this week showing that 60% of people don't believe the MSM tell the truth, maybe we should stop worrying quite as much about what they say - in fact it could be that a lot of the public is now starting to believe the opposite of what they say......
45 posted on 09/23/2012 8:47:38 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have heard that his daughter is named Crystal Kristol. Ya think it’s true?


46 posted on 09/23/2012 8:50:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

47 posted on 09/23/2012 8:53:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: duckman

Each side was able to nix a network. Romney nixed one (prob MSNBC, can’t remember) & Obama nixed Fox News - not sure about how the exact people were determined though.


48 posted on 09/24/2012 5:29:11 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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