Bob and Chez Show

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 9/27/12

Netanyahu and Super Mario; Obama Adds 5 Million Jobs in 30 Months; Republicans in Denial About Polls; The Liberal Math Conspiracy; Poll Results and the Voter Disenfranchisement Conspiracy; Flashback to 2008 Poll Numbers on this Date; Healthcare and Mitt Romney; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius!

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  • chilisize

    “I don’t care about drones.”

    Of course you don’t Chez. Why should a jejune little twerp act like anything but the jejune little twerp?

  • Bob, I am concerned you do not have health insurance. One part of the AHCA was that the states had to provide insurance for those with preexisting conditions. For your age in Hawaii, it would be between $200-$300 a month for a $1,000 deductible plan. It’s way better than what I have at a cost of $938 a month. Check it out by going to and putting in Hawaii. Just follow the links from there. Good luck.

    • Thanks, MaLenda! I’ll check it out.

  • muselet

    Well, I’ve finally come to an understanding with my shiny new computer—huzzah!—so I can finally listen to your podcast.

    Benjamin Netanyahu has never impressed me, not even when he was the Israeli government’s press flack during the Gulf War. He’s clearly not stupid, but he seems to have a habit of being OTT and not realizing it. He’d have been better off with the sledgehammer and watermelons.

    Imagine how well the economy would be doing if the Rs (and ConservaDems, of course) hadn’t deliberately sabotaged every effort at stimulus …

    The Rs have already started pumping quarters into the Righty jukebox and repeatedly pushing A1 (the “we lost because Mitt Romney wasn’t conservative enough” song), A2 (the “we lost because the Democrats cheated” song) and A3 (the “we lost because librul media bias!” song), their three favorites after a tough election. I’m not surprised they are, but I am a bit surprised they’ve started this early.

    Attacking polls (especially “media polls”) is a standard R tactic, but they’re sounding desperate to my ears. In the fever swamps of the Right, incidentally, Fox is considered to be part of the liberal mainstream media.

    Erick ibn Erick accusing anyone else of confirmation bias is hilarious. Hugh Hewitt first came to my attention when he was one of three hosts on a political/current affairs show produced by KCET (Life & Times, if anyone cares) through the 1990s; he was a tool then and he remains so now. And the less said about Dick Morris, the better.

    Just so everyone knows, Wikipedia sez: “A person who performs fellatio upon another may be termed a fellator.” Chez is a clever man, but he didn’t coin anything, at least not this time (sorry, mate).

    Mitt Romney is between a rock and a hard place with regard to health insurance reform. He can’t say anything good about the ACA—or at least not without his campaign contradicting him within an hour or two—and he can’t say much good about RomneyCare or he’ll lose the Republican base. Frankly, it couldn’t happen to a nicer (or more deserving) guy, but he may be able to dodge the problem unless our glorious news media start demanding details from him.

    “Repeal and replace” became “repeal only” a long time ago among Rs. They really don’t care about others’ lives.

    (The intro to that Hooters song sounds like synthesized bagpipes, and not in a good way.)

    Paranoia and conspiracy theories are not necessary to be alarmed by what the Rs are doing to voting rights in the country; what the Rs are doing, on the other hand, is conducive to paranoia and conspiracy theories. TPM and HuffPo currently have Barack Obama up by 332-191, which should be cause for a serious GOTV effort among Ds and progressives. If the Electoral College numbers are any closer than that, the Rs will scream bloody murder (yes, they’ll howl even if they get routed, but they’ll look silly doing it).

    In a rational Universe, Mitt Romney would lose by 90 points in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We do not, alas, live in a rational Universe.

    Gods, I’ve missed listening to you guys.


  • Lazarus Durden

    Hey Bob what was that first song you played on the break?

  • Few things:

    On the polls: I’m leaning towards since no one likes Mitt Romney and that’s including people who are probably going to vote for him, it won’t take much to demobilize them. To keep these folks somewhat invested in voting for Willard they go to the mean old nasty left-wing media is picking on Mitt Romney meme. Even if Mitt Romney loses they want the Republicans to keep the house and at least get close in the senate so the right still need to get people some what motivated by attacking the polls.

    For the campaign: If nothing big happens between now and November fifth I can’t see how Mitt Romney pulls it off without committing massive voter suppression and looking at how polls are trending voter suppression could be out the window. The 20 point lead Willard had over Obama with voters over 60 is now at 4% and it seems Willard is losing support among middle class working white men. So the Mittens threshold of getting 61% of the white vote could be no longer in play(I never thought it was play considering women make up half the voting population and Mitt is losing women by high double digits).
    The only real threat to Obama is people acting like he got a double-digit lead and take their foot off the pedal. And the best part of organizing for America is they’re not taking chances because we’re calling people everyday and we’re still going in the streets.

  • steven boivin

    Although I couldn’t watch the entire speech I thought Bibi was showing us how a circumcision is performed.

  • the reason states like PA, TX and FL are not expanding their medicaid is so the feds can pick up the entire bill when, in 2014, it gets expanded by the ACA. NO republican governor is going to turn down a 100% pickup by the feds. eventually, original medicaid was accepted by every holdout state, and it will be again. but if they keep the rolls down NOW, the feds can pay for it LATER. this means the state doesnt have to raise any kind of tax to actually pay for their own residents; instead, they can pass the buck to the feds, since until 2020 it’s 100% picked up through the ACA. it’s a pretty ingenious scheme by the republican governors since they can take credit for all the benefits and take none of the hits when they all go for re-election.

    also, it show that the prez was actually into just insuring people. meaning, he enticed his political enemies enough to accept the money by making almost no strings attached for them. he gave up political points so policy could win out. IMAGINE THAT!

  • D_C_Wilson

    When did Israel elect While E. Coyote their prime minister?