Slamming three things at one fell swoop? Look no further than the Twitter feed of former senator and presidential candidate, actor Fred Thompson!

This Twitter user does have one nit to pick, however:


NBC news executives have probably borrowed the hilarious unicorn Trapper Keeper from lapdog journos.


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  • OpenTheDoor

    Wow, under 140 character genius.

    • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

      Fred Thompson IS a genius.
      Still wish he’d followed through on his Presidential run.

      • King Leer

        Since all jobs will be part-time in the future, Fred might be interested.

      • michael s

        I wish he’d followed on his presidential run also. Considering his laughable previous run ,it would only be more of the same.

        • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

          Ooh, what a snappy retort, eight hours in the making.

          • michael s

            Only saw this 14 min ago. Where do you get 8 hrs?

          • cajun_2

            “where do you get 8 hrs”? No body gets 8 hrs anymore. It’s all part time now.

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          Would it have been as laughable as the Obamacare rollout or Obama’s pathetic shutdown tactics? Probably not, huh, Mikey?

          • michael s

            The Obamacare rollout was sucessful. Obamacare is still here, withstood EVERY challenge. Thompson ZERO delegates, now a reverse mortgage hack. Once again keep propping up losers and losing slogans. Im enjoying this.

          • trixiewoobeans

            I’m guessing you don’t support yourself financially.

    • A Willful Boy

      I can slam three things in 90 characters:

      @fredthompson calls for #ACA transparency while duping seniors into AAG reverse mortgages.

      • ccass357

        my parents love their reverse mortgage? how about yours? oh… you’re mad because when they die… the equity is already used.. so mom and dad don’t have to eat cat food

        • A Willful Boy

          Lol, not trying to be a class-ist on you bud, but my parents aren’t likely to be needing one, and I will eclipse their worth long before I ‘celebrate’ an inheritance. 😛

          Did things really get so bad that your parents were gonna eat cat food if they didn’t sign? And you call the kids who want a little equity selfish?

          Again: not mad, not a lib, and not favoring regulation. I support their right to do business, I just wish a potential standard-bearer like Thompson didn’t stoop to shilling for leeches

      • ObamaFail

        Aww, is someone getting their feelings hurt that Obamacare isn’t the God send they were duped into believing it was?

        • A Willful Boy

          Some liberals, probably. Is someone throwing out stale cliches rather than address the individual they’re trying to insult? Sorry I called your hero a RINO.

      • Al Gagnon


      • Paul

        Yes! How dare anybody ‘dupe’ somebody into signing up for a contract that is highly regulated by the government and documented ad-nauseum for everybody to read and understand ahead of time? Why, I think we need more government bureaucrats to protect these poor innocents! Maybe we should pass a ‘stimulus’ bill to pay down their notes for them since they’ve been taken advantage of so heinously.

      • Jill

        Thompson is the spokesman and not a lobbyist. As for your ‘dupe’ charge, caveat emptor, the customer can only be ‘duped’ if they ignorantly sign on the dotted line without first researching what it is they are agreeing to.

        • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

          Kinda like Democrat Reps and Senators with 0bamacare…

          “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it.”
          – Nancy Pelosi

        • A Willful Boy

          If I offered you $1 million to support Obamacare, would you?

          • Jill

            Probably not. I care too much about the financial lives of my children to support something I’ve seen fail during my time in Canada. As for the reverse mortgage and spokesman parallel I believe you’re trying to draw, I still hold the position of buyer beware. Obamacare is compulsory whereas a reverse mortgage is optional.

          • A Willful Boy

            I agree with everything you argue, but as I argue in other threads, we can hold the positions of buyer beware and capitalism, without advertising practices that we know are irrational. Thompson is secure without being a shill; if he wants to be an actor and ad-man, fine., If he wants to be the voice of conservatism, please reassess.

      • BAW

        I personally would never, ever do a reverse mortgage. There’s enough information in FT ads to make that clear. However, I can envision circumstances that would make it the best available option for someone else. Why would I object to making that legal option known and available to people who might find themselves in those sorts of circumstances.

        It’s your false assumption that all seniors are easily “duped” (stupid) that I see as the problem.

        • trixiewoobeans

          Yeah, like he cares! Just a jab at a conservative.

          • BAW

            True. I know he doesn’t care, the left never actually cares about anyone but themselves or their feel good cause. Or they would have carried more about the consequences of what they’ve done for decades. But I still like to point out sometimes how their fake concerns for people are so often couched in insults to those same people. Whether it’s members of their base who they think are too stupid or irresponsible to get a free photo ID or women they believe are incapable of being responsible for themselves, their lives, their children or even thinking for themselves without the left. Being a woman, I’m particularly sick of that. I haven’t been old nearly as long.

          • trixiewoobeans

            Yes, well, their closet racism, closet elitism and mysogyny sneak out at the most inconvenient, “caring” times, lol!

          • A Willful Boy

            Everyone is accusing me wanting more regulation. That’s the difference between real conservatives (me) and political opportunists (Thompson). Just because something isn’t illegal doesn’t mean I can’t find it devious and foolish.

          • BAW

            I’ve always considered “rent to own” or “payday/car title loans” (which more often effect young people) only slightly better than shams and loan sharking but sometimes people have to suffer the consequences of a stupid mistake to actually learn from them. Reverse mortgages are at least aimed at people who should, and probably do know better. At least they have more life experience. In both cases, I’m more inclined to allow them the freedom to decide for themselves. You want to take care of everyone and I think the job a little too big for you. Don’t understand exactly what makes you call yourself conservative. Is it just because you have some sense about money, fiscal responsibility, the benefits of capitalism that makes you think you are not “liberal?” I can’t imagine that it’s social issues.

            How about you address the point Thompson made instead of judging and attacking him personally?

          • A Willful Boy

            I’m in WI, and we had the rent-to-own debate recently. I have been in a position to pawn or sell before, and I accept being in that position was my fault. I’m not trying to take care of everyone, merely offering an alternative viewpoint which is oddly unpopular. But, I guess we can keep sitting here lauding previous generations with one hand while complaining about our situation with the other… Again, my criticism of Thompson is that he could have been better. He chose to take a few hundred $Ks over being an ideological leader, so forget him.

          • Jill

            One cannot be a voice for conservatism whilst engaging in a capitalistic endeavor?

          • A Willful Boy

            One can be that voice… Is Fred Thompson?!? I haven’t seen him articulate conservatism in four years. The point is, a bunch of fiscal cons shouldn’t sit around pretending reverse mortgages aren’t a scam, just because they’re technically capitalism.

          • BAW

            I can’t speak for anyone else but I can explain why your comments about Thompson are “unpopular” with me. Besides the disagreement as to whether being the spokesman for reverse mortgages is not a great choice or so egregious it’s unforgivable.

            We, on the right, have always held people to a higher standard and I hope always will. (Reps. told Nixon it was time to go, Dems circled the wagons, defended and excused Bill Clinton’s lies, crimes). But often in this politically correct world that decency has been taken to extremes (are you familiar with what Trent Lott’s great offense was?) and of course, it has been used and abused by the left so that we’ve lost effective leaders (Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay) or important voices for our point of view have been damaged and diminished (Sarah Palin – what is her great offense, the woman is not stupid).

            I don’t expect anyone to be perfect. More importantly I think it is a serious mistake to allow more on the right to be sacrificed for minor mistakes or offenses or lapses in judgment. I could give you examples of things others have done that I think are far worse but I could or would be able to forgive.

            Didn’t Thompson make a good point? Isn’t it a good thing if his fans get it, spread it, etc. What is accomplished by attacking him? Of course, he could be better, we all could. I understand thinking less of him. just not tossing him out.

          • A Willful Boy

            Very well. I made some mistakes earlier in life but hate to be disqualified from conservative thought. It’s inspiring to see some Reps who won’t crush me for some youthful indiscretions.

          • BAW

            I hope that means you honestly think I’m not as judgmental as you think typical Reps are. It’s been my experience that people on the right are in reality less judgmental, far more forgiving, than those on the left. I know the “stereotype” of anyone who disagrees with them on anything being a RWNJ couldn’t be further from the truth. But we do speak up and will give you our opinion, whether you asked for it or not:) I like our diversity of opinion, I’m always learning stuff.

          • Jill

            Real conservatives want more restrictive market and don’t believe that the burden of research lies with the individual?

      • ccass357

        did you really count your characters? bwahahaha.. wow.. you’re bored

        • A Willful Boy

          No, i didn’t. it’s second nature for communicators to understand their place. the fact that you counted and cared is sad.

      • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

        Spoken like a true tool that has no idea what a reverse-mortgage is.

  • rwnutjob

    And people wonder why Republicans are blamed for the #shutdown.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Still wondering.

      • rwnutjob

        NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NYT, WP. All day – everyday. Low information voters have no clue to the reality that the Democrat #shutdown is being driven by President #stompyfoot.

    • seemorejustice

      Still wondering too.

    • Jill

      I’m not. I freely recognize that our President refuses to negotiate with Congress. The very same Congress, I might add, that is voting the will of their constituency. Despite numerous delays, he now is insistent upon holding the individual to the mandate whilst allowing groups and companies with more political favor to be granted another year of reprieve. Had this been Bush, I imagine the cries of “Corporate Presidency” would be deafening. As it is, the silence of the typical liberal is quite telling.

      • seemorejustice

        Can’t speak for Hall but my word for the day is sarcasm.

      • RLEE

        Look at the hell they raised over Bush and “big pharmacy” O care is 1000 times worse

    • Guest


    • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      Only people who ignore reality or get their news only from the networks.

    • Al’s Grandpa’s Ghost ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      A big swing and a miss.

    • journogal

      It’s amazing how much power the minority party has in Washington. Is the President this small and insignificant that he is unable to do anything? There is a difference between being unable and unwillingly. It is okay to admit that the President has no idea how to be a leader and govern. The entire world is waking up to that. Someone, I believe on Twitchy, had a great meme showing how many shutdowns have happened and this is the only one where the President throws a hissy. Very telling…but then again most of us that weren’t caught up with his smile and promise of everything being free, realized that.

    • Tigerspike

      Took me a moment, but I get what you’re saying.

    • ObamaFail

      They’re blamed for the shut down because moronic libs will believe whatever the lapdog media tells them to believe. Reid kills the CR that would have kept the government open, and won’t allow any votes since the shut down, but liberal sheeple are still dumb enough to believe the Dems had nothing to do with it. Obama refuses to negotiate, and the sheeple are eager to believe his lies that it’s the GOP who won’t come to the table to negotiate.

    • Paul

      Yes! How DARE those nasty Republicans in the House think they can approve things ‘piecemeal.’ I mean seriously, that’s just the way the Constitution spells out their job, and that’s the way the budget process was done for, oh, I don’t know, a couple hundred years. Silly Republicans! Don’t they know they must bow down to King Stompy Foot and meet his every demand? Don’t they know that a steaming-pile-of-human-feces law that was passed through legislative gimmicks by Democrats without a SINGLE Republican vote is now sacrosanct forever? Silly, silly Republicans!

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      And liberals wonder why the polls say otherwise. It’s a fairly even split with Obama and Senate Democrats, which is why Obama is running around claiming to want to negotiate after his tantrum last week.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Priorities. The main thing was to ram it through before anybody got a good look at it.


      I would say the main thing is to prolong it long enough so people forget how much cheaper it was before the law.

  • notenoughtime


  • BlahBlah

    So NBC is reading all the millions of pages out loud to its viewers? Man I hope they are at least doing it in Bugs Bunny voice.

    • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      I think Elmew Fudd would be more appwopwiate.

      • Kakarot

        Or maybe P-P-P-P-Porky Pig.

        Th-Th-Th-Thats All, Folks.

    • TomJB

      Read it aloud? Man, they didn’t book an entire hour daily for the entire season!

  • canb0nly1

    Another great quote from Fred Thompson: “This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.” The Hunt for Red October

    • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

      Applicable to 0bamacare as well.

  • Jill

    The same network, so desperate to prove that anthropogenic global warming would hearald the end of days, is now shilling for healthcare? Well, that’s comforting.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    And if you need more cash to help pay the skyrocketing Obamacare premiums, Fred will tell you how you can get a reverse mortgage to be able to do that– just send for his informational video…

    • Jill

      Why would he use his wages, earned legally from voluntary as opposed to a compulsory purchase, to subsidize others?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Odds are the response will be quicker than the Obamacare website or hotline.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…OBAMASCAM is, as the Polish would call it, a POSWATZH! No matter how you slice it, IT DOESN’T WORK! Give it up, KING FINK OBAMA!…Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Matt

    A year of debate wasn’t enough time?

    • Elaine

      It wasn’t debate, it was protests AGAINST the Democrat only law that no one in Congress read before they shoved it on us. NO ONE knew what was in that thing and most still don’t! Now they want you to go “check out what’s in there.” A little late, especially after the 19 changes Obama has already made without consulting Congress. Obama is not King or dictator, as much as he would love to be.

      • Deborah Hallsted

        How could you truly debate something that O has already changed 5 times?

        • journogal

          Or debate something that no one really understands.

          • Deborah Hallsted

            Very, very true.

    • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      The bill that was snuck through the Senate and voted on at midnight, Christmas Eve of 09 wasn’t even finalized until that week.

    • Jill

      Considering that many of the programs that were scored by the CBO to show solvency have been ended by Sebelus and the President has taken it upon himself to selectively enforce portions, while ignoring other, my answer would be no.

    • journogal

      When and where were the debates? Screaming “I won” really isn’t a debate. Keeping Republicans out of the process isn’t a debate. Ignoring the voters, you know us peon taxpayers that pay for the government (“government for the people, by the people”) isn’t a debate. Having lawmakers saying they don’t read the bill isn’t a debate. Being told be the faux-haughty former Speaker that “we have to pass the bill to see what’s in it” isn’t a debate.

    • stuckinIL4now

      The only “debate” the Dembeciles had was over how to deny any input whatsoever from the Republicans and which of the dozens of ways of arm twisting they could think of would they use to convince dissenting Dems to go along and vote for it (can you say Bart Stup-id-ak?).

      • lizsalander

        And the Louisiana Purchase of Mary Landrieu’s vote; and the Cornhusker Kickback to Nebraska. These yes votes for specific state breaks were bought with the tax dollars of millions of Americans.

    • Marvin Nelson

      Actually, you LIV troll, a debate takes TWO sides. If one side alone makes a decision with no input from the other side, that is an edict.

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Behind closed doors, which is exactly what happened. The closest we got to the debate being on C-Span, as promised by Obama, was Ted Cruz’s not really a fillibuster.

      • ObamaFail

        And most of the Dems got up and left because they refused to hear input from actual American people who were already suffering because of Obamacare before it even went into effect.

    • TundraThunder

      NO Republican in Congress voted for it! It was pushed through without debate!

    • LC1987

      Considering those who wrote it (the democrats and Obama) didn’t release it to be read until the morning of the vote (which was a few hours not a year later) how do you come up with a year?

    • JPeden

      How could anyone debate it, if ~”we had to pass it to find out what’s in it”?

    • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

      Stuck on stupid, eh Matt?

    • ObamaFail

      What debate? It was just the Dems accusing the GOP of fear-mongering, and when the GOP came up with alternatives to Obamacare, the Dems refused to look at it and then accused the GOP of not offering an alternative. There was no debate. It was just years of the GOP being attacked by the fringe left for speaking out against Obamacare, and now thanks to sheeple like you, we’re all stuck with Obamacare. The Dems passed Obamacare on a single party line without reading it, then when they did find out what was in it, they exempted themselves from it because of how bad it is. Instead of letting the thing be defunded or repealed, they rammed it through anyway, because they are too gutless to admit that the law is so flawed, that it will never help people the way they claim.

      • Ronald Green

        No, they weren’t gutless, more like arrogant. It’s “Our” bill and “Our” agenda and Pres. messiah says pass it. They have an agenda and it isn’t good for the country.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Contrary to the Democrat assumptions:

      Debate does not equal Capitulate.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      I wasn’t aware that excluding the minority party from working on the bill, ramming it through and not even bothering to read it before voting yes on it constituted a debate. Guess you’ve been looking in the dictionary where Team Obama redefined “success” after Obamacare imploded last week.

    • bonnieblue2A

      Debating what? They had the 27K page bill for less than 48 hrs. Before the Christmas eve vote.

      HHS couldn’t even finish writing the rules.and missed 80% of the deadlines, granted waivers and delays not in the legislation, and Obama changes the Congressional requirements without any legislative vote.

      What is being not what was passed into law. Not even close. Obamacare is a FRAUD.

  • 24601

    The final bill was simply a blank check for the unelected, unaccountable bureaucracies to run roughshod over the American people.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Bammo! But to clarify, let’s make it “Wish [that DEMOCRATIC] Congress had taken that much time before voting on it.”

  • fed-up



    When is our GOP going to really do something about kingobama?

  • Brian Miser

    Stupid; inability to
    Ignorant; lack of
    Liberal; massive dose of
    Our Prez Hussein has choices. And they are only his…period!
    Talk about KING- DOMS

  • LC1987

    I love Fred he’s smart, he’s got common sense and he USES IT!

  • Jake Midkiff

    Not one Republican voted for the law, so why would anyone expect them to vote to fund the law ? Another example of political shortsightedness….”just pass it, we’ll worry about funding it later”….well, welcome to your nightmare. Probably be a different story if there was public pressure to fund it, but there’s not, because almost everyone with a brain HATES this legislation.

  • Barbara Bell

    Fred Thompson…You would have gotten my vote for PRESIDENT!!! You would make a Great PRES.

  • liberalssuck

    Nicely done sir!!

  • tomterrific

    Thank you Mr. Thompson, that just made my week!

  • Gallatin

    That looks like the tweet of the day.

  • jeanal5dogs

    It was a Dem controlled Congress and senate.

  • michael s

    Another bitter failed actor ,failed presidential candidate. I’m sure Thompson Woods Searcy and others were conservative during Clinton ,Carter. Yet they were respectful of THOSE presidents, now they’re disrespectful of THIS president. We know why, although I could be wrong.

    • TDS

      You’re just a moron… We understand…

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      By your logic, Obama was being a racist whenever he criticized Bush… or anyone else with a different skin color.

  • James Edward Thomas

    Everyone should follow Fred, he is a true patriot and should consider another run for Prez!

  • vdetillion

    I never watch nbc any way or msnbc

  • Jack Tiggleman

    Attaboy, Fred! Ted Nugent for President, Fred for Veep. Can I get an Amen?

  • AcecardZ

    China shifts to a more Capitalist format and their economy is booming. Ours is shifting to a more Socialist position and it’s worse than ever. Go figure!

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    For an old guy, he can sure crank em out of the park

  • Mickey O’Brien

    that was a grand slam.

  • Debbie Butler

    Right On!!