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I'll go DJ one better. Partisans have always bashed the opposition parties' leaders. It didn't start with Reagan or Carter or Ford or Nixon. Our Founding Fathers used to kill each other in duels. Claims were plastered in the headlines that would reduce today's sitting Senator to a crumpled heap of bladder-evacuating McCain-Feingold apoplexy.

The United States is not alone when it comes to political mockery. Do you think papier mache was invented in Berkeley after Bush was elected? Hell no, there were oversized novelty papier mache heads of Louis XVI worn by disgruntled masses through the streets of Paris. Shortly before they paraded the actual head through the streets of Paris.

So bring on the poo-flinging from both sides. It is a significant and vital part of multi-party political systems. I don't know why anyone would expect Obama to catch a break. It's not like the beefs Republicans had about him before the election - and there were plenty - vanished once the votes were tallied. Living in the US I've obviously got a vested interest in how Obama performs. But how he's perceived publicly is no worry of mine.

I don't trust Obama's political instincts based on his lifetime voting/voting present record. He doesn't strike me as brilliant. He seems more like an actor. And a lawyer. Learned the rules of the game, got the proper pedigree, and turned a Zelig-like political career into the tour de force role of a lifetime. I don't find him magnetic or compelling. Obama and I would be polar opposites if we took a beliefs test.

The best I can hope for is an Obama administration that doesn't screw things up any worse domestically than W. As an American it's my duty to ensure I can survive whatever sort of misgovernment is imposed upon me by Washington. Beyond that I don't owe any politician any respect or debt of gratitude until they've earned it.

Obama can dress up like Lili von Shtupp and sing show tunes for all I care as long as he doesn't screw things up. Every President I can recall - yes, including Reagan - has been a disappointment. But I'm a small government type and the government is ever bigger and bigger. It'll only get worse. And I reserve the right to mock President Obama's portrayal of Lili von Shtupp if it's off key or when his scrawny chicken legs pale in comparison to Ms Kahn's gams.

Can you imagine how much bigger the government would be without gridlock? I love partisanship. If everyone in Washington agrees on something it's either inane, or, Americans are about to take it in the can. I wish politicians still fought duels. Dick Cheney would be President/Chief Justice and oil would be cheap and plentiful; Europe would quake, Iran would glow.

A man can dream.

I say on with the partisan politics. I'll be hard to top Bush=Hitler, though. Maybe Obama=Ramses? Obama=Amin? Obama=Mugabe? Does equating America's first African-American president to dark-skinned autocrats and ignoring history's pale-penised dictators conform to racial sensibilities? Are Cubans an ethnically ambiguous enough bunch for Obama=Castro to be considered appropriate in polite company?

Is there any doubt that when the line is crossed those folks who compared Bush to a cat who ordered the extermination of tens of millions will be complaining the loudest?

On the bright side, the Obama presidency should be a boost for conservative blogs like Wizbang. Obama bashing posts seem to elicit the most comments. Where would Kos or Olbermann have been without Bush? Can Wizbang reach such lofty heights with Obama the jug-eared stupidhead Dumb-o-crat in the White House? Hopefully, aggressively pointing out Obama's foibles and minimizing his accomplishments - if any - will bring us lots of hits and start a beehive of activity in the comments section.

So yeah, Obama is a total douche. Did you hear about how he...


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I love your writing, as alw... (Below threshold)
BPG:

I love your writing, as always, but how did you work a reference to the "Teutonic Twat" into there? Harvey Korman smiles down on you, my friend.

I second the emotion!... (Below threshold)
epador:

I second the emotion!

Baron,You really n... (Below threshold)
shawn:

Baron,

You really need to stop holding in your feelings.

Funny stuff, sir.

-Shawn

Baron, you said: "The best... (Below threshold)
Allen:

Baron, you said: "The best I can hope for is an Obama administration that doesn't screw things up any worse domestically than W.

I can't believe you mean that! Most of your readers here don't believe that. But over 70% of Americans have been saying it for several years.
What happened to you? Did you lose your job, or your 401K shrink real bad? Well join the crowd of most Americans.

Or has it dawned on you that Reaganomics (trickle down BS) will never work? You don't have to be a Dumo or a puggie to understand that, just idiots who spout a failed party line.

Get used to the fact that Obama is going to be the next President. You do not have to like that fact or respect the man. Seventy plus percent of Americans do not approve or respect the current Cock in Chief.

Republicans now have the opportunity to show what they are really made of - if they will ever be fit to lead again. With the nasty CD and the GOP leadership plans to obstruct a stimulus package ($700 billion for Wall Street and nothing for Main Street) - the GOP is not off to a good start. They had a golden opportunity 2000-2006 and blew it. The GOP didn't do much better 2006-2008 - now let's see if Republicans can ever put the good of the country ahead of what they think is the good of the party... wanna bet?

Hopefully the crooks who took our tax dollars will be prosecuted and go to jail. Then again, that was something they did to Martha Stewart. Martha goes to jail for a couple hundred grand and these thugs get billions and walk with no harm.......Bush and Cheney croonies.

Hopefully the crooks who took our tax dollars will be prosecuted and go to jail. Then again, that was something they did to Martha Stewart. Martha goes to jail for a couple hundred grand and these thugs get billions and walk with no harm.......Bush and Cheney croonies.

Republican's memories are as short as my dick. Oh oh, I gave myself away. And many people predicted this economic mess would happen, and guess what: some of them lost their jobs for having the temerity to point it out.

The question remains, are both parties going to work together to heal our country, or not?
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Allen,You are very f... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Allen,
You are very fortunate to have been born recently enough to have no memory of the Carter administration.

Good lord.So br... (Below threshold)

Good lord.

So bring on the poo-flinging from both sides.

Obma can dress up like Lili von Shtupp and sing show tunes for all I care...


...ignoring history's pale-penised dictators...

This is NOT the Wizbang where I spent almost five years writing.

I just don't know if I'm glad I got out when I did, or if I'm sad that I'm not around to be a part of this new style...

J.

(Truth to tell, a little bit of both... )

DavidD, heck I made money w... (Below threshold)
Allen:

DavidD, heck I made money when Carter was POTUS. Remember the 16% on CD's? I locked mine in for 10 years, and made a bundle. If you didn't, I feel sorry for you.

And nowhere in my post above did I mention Carter. I mention the BS of Regan economics, and if you still believe in the "trickle down" BS, go for it.

And right now, due to the economic crash that has happened under the current POTUS, I will be making more money, as now is the time to buy quality stocks at very cheap prices.

But most taxpayers are unable to do this, as they have lived beyond their means for several years, believing that the trickle down would eventually reach them. What idiots.

And recently a GOP member stated" When ask about a stimulus package Republicans were heard to say: "We are willing to lower taxes on the top 5% in order to help poor people".

How is that going to help you and the average taxpayer? Whatever they put in the water must be working, because America's falling for it again. We're losing our homes and jobs, and Bush's buddies are walking off with trillions of our tax dollars that they will never, ever repay.

I think the American People, generous by nature, are simply delighted they've got someone headed to the White House who can walk and talk and chew bubble gum all at the same time.

However time will tell. But in the mean time, maybe President Bush should have had a third term, it would give him time to clean up his mess, right?

Present!... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Present!

"Where would...Olbermann ha... (Below threshold)
daniel rotter:

"Where would...Olbermann have been without Bush?"

Ever hear of Bill O' Reilly?

Hey AllenLook dimw... (Below threshold)
RFA:

Hey Allen

Look dimwit. My boss already has told me that if his taxes go up he won't be able to give me a raise this year.

Tell me how that is supposed to "trickle up".

"But I'm a small government... (Below threshold)
syn:

"But I'm a small government type and the government is ever bigger and bigger. It'll only get worse."

We can mock and ridicule politicians all we want however, the joke is on civilians who demand bigger government by insisting they receive some sort of goody.


Voters are responsible for the messes they create, politicians simply pander to their constituents and it appears that the majority of constituents are greedy and self-serving.


When American voters stop demanding goodies then government will grow smaller, until then it is useless to blame the politician for something the voter enables.

We all talk about smaller government however we rarely vote that way, ie., even Libertarian/Conservatives want government-funded stem-cell cure-all for everything.

All side always run to the middle unfortunately I do not believe the Centrist position is really all that honest about things.

"The question remains, a... (Below threshold)

"The question remains, are both parties going to work together to heal our country, or not?"

Oh.My.God.

Where was this sentiment for the last 8 years?

Repeat after me in a nasally whiney voice: "Can't we all just get along?"

My brain just threw up a little bit in my head.

I say it will be about 100 ... (Below threshold)
CZ:

I say it will be about 100 days before we know if we are watching reruns of Sanford & Son or The Jeffersons. 8pm est, M-F on MSNBC.

Stay tuned.

"I think the American Pe... (Below threshold)

"I think the American People, generous by nature, are simply delighted they've got someone headed to the White House who can walk and talk and chew bubble gum all at the same time."

"Uhh, uhh, uhh." One of many direct quotes from a man who can't talk without a teleprompter. You honestly expect us to believe he can walk and talk AND chew bubble gum at the same time?

Sit down Allen. Put your tired little feet up. And, by all means, pour yourself another Dixie-cup of Kool-Aid.

Good post Baron!

Just asking for a clarifica... (Below threshold)
epador:

Just asking for a clarification. Does this mean Olaf's Hammer will be replaced by Kos' Poo?

Virtually every part of 'e... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Virtually every part of 'economics' is trickle down.

Someone has to have the cash to invest in their product or idea, before they can buy supplies, hire people, etc etc.

Someone has to make money before they pay taxes, and Lord knows the lower and middle classes pay a VERY small % of overall taxes.

Libs always rely on the rich for their giveaway and other social programs, and then cry when the golden goose is dead.

Look at what lib policies have done to NJ MI, CA.

NYC is heading towards bankruptcy because they relied too much on the taxes of a small % of people. Those peope arent paying taxes anymore.

Obamalala is proposing a hi... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Obamalala is proposing a high gas tax now. That's all we need for this economy. He truly is the Chief of La La land. Yep, let's punish the people that go to work everyday. Let's punish the people that deliver groceries and goods to the store so we don't have to drive miles to get them. How is that "yeast in the bread pan" (the liberals alternative to "trickle down"). "Trickle down" is actually a misnomer. Liberals love it because it sounds like crumbs brushed from the rich peoples table to peons below. It should be called "Pour down" because when individuals and business get a break from paying the "black hole" aka. the "guvment" the economy grows and expands including the revenues the "guvment" takes in. And the job market grows.
All you Obamalala voters and proponents of Man made Global Warming should be rejoicing in the streets. Except, it's probably too cold! If there is any doubt in anybody's mind that Obamalala isn't a socialist with a desire to engineer our economy to a socialist state. You have been duped.

So bring on the po... (Below threshold)
pvd:
So bring on the poo-flinging from both sides. It is a significant and vital part of multi-party political systems. I don't know why anyone would expect Obama to catch a break

Baron,

I'm not much for "poo-flinging". Opposition, sure but nothing says we have to operate on the 1st grade level (in KO's case, my apologies to the 1st graders). You can stand on principled opposition a la Buckley. You can vilify ideas like Rush.

Personally, I'm going for the over-the-top everything-is-Bush's-fault mocking of the Obama. Obviously, the One cannot do wrong so everything that blows up in the One's studiously set mask must be the result of a cruel Bush-Rovian space ray operated by Halliburton and Cheney designed by the racist Rethuglicans to destroy the One.

Since I live near several major universities, I fully expect that the ham-handed sarcasm will completely miss the brilliant poli-sci and Drama PhD's that populate the land, providing me with many mirthful moments.

My only-somewhat lefty friends are sharper and will know that I am mocking the One. But what can they do? Tell me I'm wrong, it's not Bush's fault? That would be defending Bush. No can do.

And they can't blame Obama. So they have to enter conspiracy land or be filled with little niggling doubts like when I told one of them in May that the One looked like a typical Chicago pol. Along cometh Blogo.

Delicious.

So yeah, Obama is... (Below threshold)
jmc:
So yeah, Obama is a total douche. Did you hear about how he...

Call Obama what you like, just don't get upset when I say Palin is dumber than a monkees ass.

epador, I didn't take Olaf'... (Below threshold)

epador, I didn't take Olaf's Hammer with me. I turned it in to Kevin. Whether he keeps it or passes it on is up to him.

J.

Call Obama what yo... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:
Call Obama what you like, just don't get upset when I say Palin is dumber than a monkees ass.

Would that be Davy, Michael, Mickey, or Peter?

Well, jmc, Palin isn't runn... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Well, jmc, Palin isn't running for prez right now and we already know she's smarter than you. It's definitely lucky for you that you hooked up with an Ivy leaguer. God help you if you actually had to use some gray matter.

Well, jmc, Palin ... (Below threshold)
jmc:
Well, jmc, Palin isn't running for prez right now and we already know she's smarter than you. It's definitely lucky for you that you hooked up with an Ivy leaguer. God help you if you actually had to use some gray matter.

I love being called stupid by a man who believes Aliens invaded Rosewell, Obama is going to form Americana, and JFK was killed Crazed Cuban mafia.

Keep the laughs comin' LaMed.

Mickey was always my favori... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Mickey was always my favorite because he looked cool playing the drums.

Well, jmc, Palin ... (Below threshold)
jmccheatingman.com:
Well, jmc, Palin isn't running for prez right now and we already know she's smarter than you.

Must have been the 5 colleges in 6 years, that really makes you admire her. I mean you probably can't name that many institutions of higher learning.

Gotta love the free speach stuff. Palin really is a Douche.

jmc~ you are confusing me ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

jmc~ you are confusing me with someone else. Why would you bring up aliens when I never mentioned them and it's obvious they don't exist. Seriously, lay off the sauce. It's destroyed what little brain cells you have left.

Gotta love the fre... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Gotta love the free speach stuff.

Wow, jmc has a "fan" base. Free speech is almost as valued when spelled wrong.

jmc~ you are conf... (Below threshold)
jmc:
jmc~ you are confusing me with someone else. Why would you bring up aliens when I never mentioned them and it's obvious they don't exist. Seriously, lay off the sauce. It's destroyed what little brain cells you have left.

Sometimes I wonder if it is worth explaing. I was making fun of your propensity to believe conspirarcy stories LaMedusa, there was a certain amount of hyperbole in the post.

Oh btw did you hear the moon landing was faked?

Wow, jmc has a "f... (Below threshold)
jmc:
Wow, jmc has a "fan" base. Free speech is almost as valued when spelled wrong.


And apparently Paul McCartney has been dead over 30 years. Aids is man-made and Churches Chicken sterilizes black men.

Oh btw did you hea... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Oh btw did you hear the moon landing was faked?

Why, yes I did. I also heard that HAARP didn't cause the Sichuan earthquake, they didn't cause the hurricane in New Orleans and FEMA didn't blow up the levy. I also heard that our sovereignty wasn't destroyed in 2005 by an agreement signed by not just Bush, but the presidents in Canada and Mexico, as well. And did you hear the one, jmc, about how the CIA didn't orchestrate the assassination of JFK because of this speech? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR5m1-5ksj0

And who could forget the really good conspiracy theory that the Feds have been illegally taxing Americans since 1913 when they took over the banking system with less than the required votes needed to pass The Federal Reserve Act into law. Details, details. So many conspiracies, so little time to deny. On second thought, go back to that sauce, it's one of the few comfort zones you have left. You might need it.

You forgot your favorite on... (Below threshold)
jmc:

You forgot your favorite one laMed about how the The present economic collapse has been arranged so that The Amero will be replacing the Dollar within the next year or so. It's true. LaMed said so.

For his next act he is going to find us a uni-corn

You know on which coat of a... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

You know on which coat of arms that unicorn is, jmc, just like you know what image is on the seal of the vatican floor at the altar. If you want to act stupid, that's fine. But don't drag other people down with you. Apparently, you didn't read how the story turns out. You are on your own with your dishonesty.

Hey LaMed,Jabba th... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Hey LaMed,

Jabba the Hutt was not killed by Princess Leia. He was not choking. It was shrieks of joy. He is in to that. He did not die in the explosion either. His large amount of fat protected him. It caused him to lose half of his weight because it was burnt. After he saw himself, he decided to lose the rest of the weight and become a male model.

It's true I swear.

Wow, this is the first time... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Wow, this is the first time I have seen someone make himself look like a total loon in the process of trying to ridicule another person. I'll bet your fiance has to go elsewhere for quality conversation. Good luck with your life together, what's left of it.

Wow, this is the ... (Below threshold)
jmc:
Wow, this is the first time I have seen someone make himself look like a total loon in the process of trying to ridicule another person. I'll bet your fiance has to go elsewhere for quality conversation. Good luck with your life together, what's left of it.

Well, she will definetly never go for you. Have fun with you conspirasy theories. I can't wait to hear about how lizard men rule the planet from you.

Yoda is not actually 900 ye... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Yoda is not actually 900 years old he is actually 899 years old. He pretended he was a year older because he wanted more money for his retierment fund. He was staying on Dagobah so he could save money. Waiting for the Amero right LaMed?

jmc, you are a dumbass. Th... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

jmc, you are a dumbass. The only way your fiance would go for me is if she were a lesbian or bi-sexual. If you keep talking stupid like that, she may just begin swinging the other way, not that I recommend it. You have no clue as to who is male or female on this blog, do you? Palin is the genius to your monkey's ass, and I am not even that big a fan of hers. You and max need to go bowling sometime, because you each share the same intellectual level. Well, except your stupidity is a little more disturbed and colorful.

Again, have a good life.</p... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Again, have a good life.

Well max and I will take co... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Well max and I will take comfort in knowing how much smarter we are than you at least. If you don't beleive me bet an An Amero on it.

Again, have a goo... (Below threshold)
jmc:
Again, have a good life

Already do.

Can Wizbang reach such l... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Can Wizbang reach such lofty heights with Obama the jug-eared stupidhead Dumb-o-crat in the White House?

Not with writing like this.

Can Wizbang reach such l... (Below threshold)
RickZ:

Can Wizbang reach such lofty heights with Obama the jug-eared stupidhead Dumb-o-crat in the White House?

Not with writing like this.

41. Posted by Brian

Well, you need the papier-mâché jug-eared Chicago Jesus head to get the full effect.

"...man who can't talk with... (Below threshold)
daniel rotter:

"...man who can't talk without a teleprompter."

A teleprompter was used in the 25 debates he had during the campaign? Learn something new every day.

Ref #10. What makes you so ... (Below threshold)
Allen:

Ref #10. What makes you so sure you would be getting a raise, especially with the economy in the tank, or so they say.

If you and your co-workers would work harder, produce more, he would be able to give you a raise no matter what his taxes may or may not be.

And the "trickle up" is the GOP way of making sure the top 5% on Wall Street get their bonus's at the taxpayer expense. You betcha.




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