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Classless Warfare

Last week, President Obama gave a public address on the budget situation, and invited key Republican leaders from Congress to attend. As they were shown to their front-row seats, they probably thought that finally Obama had decided to put words to action and start acting in a truly bipartisan, presidential manner and actually intended to make serious progress towards resolving the conflicts.

Instead, they were treated to a standard Obama political stump speech -- and found themselves as unwitting and unwilling props as he lashed out at them and their policies and programs, and unable to respond without breaking decorum.

This should have come as no surprise. It is what Obama does.

Remember his first State of the Union address? He made a point of lashing out at the Supreme Court over the Citizens United Case, denouncing it as "wrong" and unjust -- by lying about the details of the case and the decision. And the Justices of the Court in attendance had to sit there and take it -- the one justice who, stunned, murmured "that's not true" -- was denounced for even that shocked response.

This is what Obama does. He goes to places where he can speak free of any fear of interruption or contradiction, where his opponents will be there and constrained to not speak up, and then attacks them.

There's a term for this kind of thing. "CAD."

Actually, that's several terms. It's an acronym I came up with.

Chickenshit. It's an incredibly petty act. It scores cheap points, but points out the essentially cheap nature of the person who scores the points.

Asshole. What kind of a person arranges for people to be put in position where they have to sit there and take insults and attacks -- especially false ones -- and not be allowed to hit back, deny, or have any kind of reaction? Especially people that the attacker will have to do business with in the future? Only an asshole.

Douchebag. Only an incredible douchebag could think that they could not only pull off this kind of stunt, but pull it off repeatedly -- and not suffer any consequences, and Obama has pulled this off twice now.

Obama has made it clear has has nothing but contempt for the Republicans in Congress, and that should be kept foremost in mind for all future dealings. The Republicans should make a point of putting serious preconditions on any future public meetings with Obama -- and publicize those conditions just before the meeting.

It's not necessary that they start treating Obama in a similar manner, but it must be made loud and clear just how much of a chickenshit, asshole douchebag he has been in the past, and they will not put up with any more chickenshit, asshole douchebaggery in the future.

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With any luck the R's will ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

With any luck the R's will grow spines and the next time that bastard does this they'll get up and walk out after calling him a liar.

I'm not holding my breath but they really should tell him to just fuck off when he spews his bullshit like that. Talk about shallow, feckless and stupid, the (P)resident is the complete package.

He was like that throughout... (Below threshold)
Eric:

He was like that throughout the campaign too. Look how many times he childishly gave the finger to people his opponents.

I know of at least four instances where he says an opponent's name them surreptitiously scratches his face with his middle finger.

C'mon, Jay. Cut th... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


C'mon, Jay. Cut the guy some slack--paradigm changes aren't easily accomplished.

You can look for much more in this vein as the year progresses.

But on a brighter note, the left picked a dandy hill to die on in Wisconsin. Maybe the budget can be their Mount Everest?

Gmac: "Talk about sha... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Gmac: "Talk about shallow, feckless and stupid, the (P)resident is the complete package."

I have nothing to add...I just thought it beared repeating! :)

I have to admit, I was disa... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

I have to admit, I was disappointed that Rep. Ryan didn't just get up and walk out, quietly shake hands with key "host" personnel along the way. It would have been so much more appropriate.

Obama's behavior is like that of a child or a dog that hasn't been taught that there are consequences to their inappropriate behavior. His behavior reflects who and what he is, he was coddled his whole life and now holds an overestimated sense of worth and accomplishment about himself.

The only thing worse than O... (Below threshold)
recovered liberal democrat:

The only thing worse than Obamalala's pathetic behavior is listening to liberals try and defend it.

I can think of all kinds of... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

I can think of all kinds of acronyms that fit Barry.

STD - Spoiled Turd Douchebag
AIDS - Arrogant Insolent Dickwad Sphincter
FCUK - Feckless Cowardly Unethical Kid
DICK - Deceitful Incompetent Corrupt Kleptomaniac

I could go on and on...

Sadly, this is the only rea... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Sadly, this is the only reason why we need someone like a Trump for right now. The traditional Repubs don't have the balls to call out the asshole like he deserves. We need a bomb-throwing self-promoter to do the wake up call until a real Republican pol decides to man up and go after The Won.
Hopefully, The Donald will pick up on a few of these themes and run with it for a while.

The only reason Trump is anywhere on the radar is because he had the chutzpah to go after Obama. Hey Repubs, are you listening? If a leading Repub went after him like Jay Tea just did, he would see an immediate bump in the polls.

You don't like Obama. We g... (Below threshold)
Chico:

You don't like Obama. We get it, no need for the logorrea.

has pulled this off twic... (Below threshold)

has pulled this off twice now

Twice? Apparently you've forgotten the 'health care summit'

So Chico, if you q... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


So Chico, if you quit posting we'd be spared the diarrhea, right?

Remember how a President wi... (Below threshold)
Walter Cronanty:

Remember how a President with class acts? Can you imagine Obama ever doing something like this? Hell, he's so busy blaming Bush for his own blatant incompetence, he'd call him into the White House for the unveiling and deliver a stump speech blaming Bush for everything from original sin to the holocaust:

(CBS/AP) President Bush offered a flattering tribute to former President Clinton on Monday as the White House unveiled the official portraits of the 42nd president and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Mr. Bush rode into office on a promise "to restore honor and dignity" to the White House after eight years of Mr. Clinton, and he was bitter at his predecessor defeating his father in the 1992 presidential contest. But on Monday, Mr. Bush delivered a lengthy, forceful defense of his predecessor, and welcomed dozens of Clinton administration officials back into the White House.

"As a candidate for any office, whether it be the state attorney general or the president, Bill Clinton showed incredible energy and great personal appeal," Mr. Bush said. "As chief executive, he showed a deep and far-ranging knowledge of public policy, a great compassion for people in need, and the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."

Mr. Bush left Mr. Clinton laughing so hard that his face turned red with a jibe about Mr. Clinton's service in Texas to George McGovern's failed 1972 presidential campaign.

Mostly, though, Mr. Bush gave an almost nostalgic tribute to the Democratic former president.

I'm with Old Guy. Ryan sho... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I'm with Old Guy. Ryan should have stood up, said "With all due deference to the office you hold", and walked out.

Then held a press conference just outside. You can bet that the reporters would have followed him.

Most liberals simply hate R... (Below threshold)
howcome:

Most liberals simply hate Republicans. Nothing else needs to be said. I believe if Republicans came out against slavery democrats would come out for slavery. Oh wait, that already happened in the 1800's.

Chico, you're a dick. We g... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Chico, you're a dick. We get it.

Go troll some other conservative site in order to earn your paycheck from Moron.org or OFA Organizing for Assholes).

My previous study of invert... (Below threshold)
epador:

My previous study of invertebrates and fake languages set me to thinking how an acronym describes this fellow;

Hucksterish
Oleaginous
Pripuldid
Eidelon


Churlish
Hemichordate
Archetypical
Neophyte
Graceless
Enochian

Obama has made it clear ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Obama has made it clear has has nothing but contempt for the Republicans in Congress

Come on. You give obama far too much credit. He has nothing but contempt for everyone but himself. That includes all the suckup followers of his who are just useful idiots waiting to be thrown under the bus when their utility is exhausted.

The Republicans are afraid ... (Below threshold)
Poole:

The Republicans are afraid of being excoriated in the press. They shouldn't fear such an attack, they should welcome the opportunity.

Congressman Paul Ryan shoul stand up, go to Vice President Biden and apologize for crashing a Democratic campaign event. He should further state that his appointment person must have made a mistake and written down the wrong date for the Presidential address on the budget.

When the press demands to know why the Republican was rude to the President, he should state that at the point when Mr. Obama started partisan campaigning to a captive audience, the President had left the room, figurately. Since the President had been replaced by Candidate Obama, the normal respect for the Office of President did not apply to the candidate.

When Obama acts presidential, he will be accorded the respect the office deserves. When Obama stops acting presidential, then he will receive no more respect than he shows toward the Republicans.

ChicoIf you dont l... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Chico

If you dont like what is written why even bother coming here.

Please avail yourself of the door.

You and woops are 2 peas in a pod.

Ahhh. Remember the good ole... (Below threshold)
jbinnout:

Ahhh. Remember the good ole days when he would just scratch his temple with his middle finger.

>>This is what Obama does. ... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

>>This is what Obama does. He goes to places where he can speak free of any fear of interruption or contradiction, where his opponents will be there and constrained to not speak up, and then attacks them.

The sad thing is, Obama and his ilk consider this type of behavior to be courageous.

Punk.... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Punk.

that's rich coming from Chi... (Below threshold)
John:

that's rich coming from Chico and other's still bashing and blaming everything under the sun on Bush. Chico you don't like Bush we get it, sad fact is he's not in charge the moron you voted for is.

Republicans playing the vic... (Below threshold)
Woop:

Republicans playing the victim card.

It didn't work for Palin.

It won't work for Ryan.

Grow a pair.

Woop,We get it, you ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Woop,
We get it, you don't like Republicans. I have a question though. How come you and Chico never really make much of an attempt to specifically defend Obama and his policies? Kind of tough isn't it? I guess you might be a little more like us than you are comfortable being since you find it almost impossible to stand up for him by name.

By the way, we have grown a pair. Remember on a previous post you said Boehner held the country hostage for his insincere attempt at defunding Planned Parenthood. Do you know how much nerve that takes when you're up against the most intelligent, well-spoken, politically-savvy president we have ever had?

Heh Woop ... If I compare O... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Heh Woop ... If I compare Obama to a monkey will you tell him to grow a pair ?

The funny thing is Woop is ... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

The funny thing is Woop is that its Presentdent Obama who is the scrawny balless wimp who complains all the time ...

"By the way, we have gro... (Below threshold)
Woop:

"By the way, we have grown a pair. Remember on a previous post you said Boehner held the country hostage for his insincere attempt at defunding Planned Parenthood. Do you know how much nerve that takes when you're up against the most intelligent, well-spoken, politically-savvy president we have ever had?"

And he folded - Boehner folded. The sissy who cries folded.

Do you really think it takes nerve to hold our nation hostage and then turnaround and give up - showing that he never really intended to shut down the federal government over this issue -- showing that he was bullshitting everybody and didn't really mean it?

You think that demonstrates the Baby-Tear Boehner has "grown a pair"?

lol.

>>The sad thing is, Obama a... (Below threshold)
Carol:

>>The sad thing is, Obama and his ilk consider this type of behavior to be courageous,>>

They don't just consider it to be courageous, they think that they "win" when they act this way.

Of course he folded Woop. H... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Of course he folded Woop. He intended to. So, anyway, what did you think about Obama's speech? You know a stand alone comment without referencing Ryan, Boehner or Bush. I know you must have an opinion on Obama's budget speech.

No opinion on the speech, b... (Below threshold)
Woop:

No opinion on the speech, but as to Jay's remarks about the "classless warfare" idea - that's a joke. You Republicans really need to buck up and pull up your pants and get serious.

This is not serious.

And this is not grown up.

The GOP remains the laughing stock of America. The idea that mean ol Obama is picking on your poor widdle babies is a laugh. Like I said -- grow a pair. Playing the victim moved Sarah Palin to the bottom of the polls. Learn from it.

Woop,I note that y... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Woop,

I note that you have yet the actual subject of this thread.

Will you defend your Obamamessiah or not?

Oh, that's right. You are demonstrating how a CAD should post in a thread.

"No opinion on the speech,.... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

"No opinion on the speech,..."

Didn't think so. Much like the president you won't commit yourself to an opinion on the important issues but would rather resort to churlish innuendo and irrelevant diversions. You're a good little soldier for the progressive agenda. And this insistence on bringing up Palin even of someone is talking about the weather is troubling.

Blather blather blather.</p... (Below threshold)
Woop:

Blather blather blather.

I didn't see the speech. Hard for adults to have an opinion on a speech they didn't see - but of course that doesn't stop you from blathering on like an idiot on the subject as if you had seen it, now does it? I bet Jay didn't see the speech either.

Playing the victim, which is what Jay is doing here for Ryan - playing the victim card - it's sad and frankly -- it won't work.

Palin is the proof of that. Palin whines like a 12 year old about every-single-thing that comes along. Wah wah wah - grow up, Republicans.

"You're a good little soldier for the progressive agenda"

Thanks, but coming from a churlish little man who follows people around on this site challenging them to spitball contests on subjects you and you alone get to choose -- well, your compliment is rather meaningless. At least to me - your opinion is totally meaningless. Honest.

The worst President in Amer... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

The worst President in American history, defended by the lamest trolls in American history.

Careful, Jim - you might ma... (Below threshold)
Woop:

Careful, Jim - you might make me cry.

Oh, I forgot - you guys have a lock on the tears thing. Poor babies...

"Palin whines like a 12 yea... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

"Palin whines like a 12 year old about every-single-thing that comes along."

If you believe this to be true, then you both have alot in common. By the way, did you used to be known as Lee Ward?

"Palin whines like a 12 yea... (Below threshold)
davidt:

"Palin whines like a 12 year old about every-single-thing that comes along."

At the Madison, WI Tea Party rally, Sarah Palin on Obama, “He’s shouting all aboard the bullet train to bankruptcy… The 2012 election begins here. We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. President, game on!”

Sorry, DaveD. But don't cry... (Below threshold)
Woop:

Sorry, DaveD. But don't cry about it - ok?

Is it too much to ask to ha... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Is it too much to ask to have someone use the Troll Hammer on Woop?

Please?

He has worn out his welcome in this thread, and it's a bother to read his ongoing personal attacks while he avoids all debate.

Thank you.

Waa waa waa - more crybabie... (Below threshold)
Woop:

Waa waa waa - more crybabies. Retired Military and Sky Cap here were both whining yesterday and here he is again - playing the victim.

Woop,OK, little tr... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Woop,

OK, little troll, that's it.
You will now address the topic of this thread, that Obama is a CAD.

To do otherwise and to continue the personal attacks shows your true personality as a CAD yourself, and I don't think you'll get away with it as Homer J. Obama has.

Woop your mother didnt love... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Woop your mother didnt love you as a child did she? She drop you on the head too many times? Were you the child whom noone played with? No girls at school would notice you?
Is it true you still live with your mother? In her basement?

Open up Woop. Tell us what it is that drives you.

Oh help, help! Somebody is ... (Below threshold)
Woop:

Oh help, help! Somebody is making fun of me. Waaaaaa - please make them stop, make them stop!

lol.

woop To bad you c... (Below threshold)
retired military:

woop

To bad you cant tell the difference between reality and mockery.

I got a whole lotta nothin.... (Below threshold)
Woop:

I got a whole lotta nothin...

Oh help, help! Somebody is ... (Below threshold)
justpassingthrough:

Oh help, help! Somebody is making fun of me. Waaaaaa - please make them stop, make them stop!
lol.
44. Posted by Woop | April 16, 2011 5:52 PM |

In your case.
It doesn't require that much effort.

Chico tells us the author i... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Chico tells us the author is a conservative... well, maybe compared to his co-workers at the LA Times. His Bio:

Gregory Rodriguez, founder and executive director of Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and founding director of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University. He has written widely on issues of social cohesion, civic engagement, national identity, assimilation, race relations, religion, immigration, ethnicity, demographics and social and political trends in such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Time and Newsweek. The author of “Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America” (Pantheon), which the Washington Post listed among the “Best Books of 2007,” Rodriguez is at work on a new book on the American cult of hope.

New America Foundation... that bastion of conservative thought... far to the right of the Heritage Foundation :)

Woop I dont know w... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Woop

I dont know where you get that Gregory Rodriguez is a conservative. Writes for the LA Times, Senior Fellow of the New America foundation, and MSNBC political consultant.

Doesnt appear to be very conserative from what I could find on the web.

Lets look at one of his articles shall we

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-rodriguez29-2008sep29,0,3183903.column?track=rss

"Last week, John McCain's campaign resorted to yet another Republican attack on the media, this time the New York Times, for being "150% in the tank" for Barack Obama"

"I'm no defender of the New York Times. I often find its high-and-mighty tone pretentious and self-serving. But it worries me that Republicans have made it a primary tactic to respond to negative news with immediate media smears and charges of bias.

Conservatives may have a point that the traditional media are slanted to the left, but it is also clear that they aren't content with simple ideological balance. What they want, as we have seen, is their own biased media, in the form of Fox News and the Washington Times.

The upshot, ironically, is that conservatives -- those who generally embrace the idea of absolutes -- have put the final nail in the coffin of truth.

To be sure, the initial assault on truth began on the intellectual left in the 1960s. In academia, the old-fashioned idea that there were some things that we could all be certain of gave way to the postmodern worldview that held that truth does not really exist in any objective sense, but is instead created by each individual through the prism of his own background and biases. According to this new dictum, reality itself is fragmented and the search for commonly held truths is the province of fools, innocents and fundamentalists.

"

And from another column

"I'd love to hear what he'd say about Sarah Palin's flirtation with the Alaskan Independence Party and its disdain for the rest of the United States.

"

Was it woop or chico. I ge... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Was it woop or chico. I get so mixed up with the trolls.

Wow! Woop opened up a can ... (Below threshold)
Kool aid Klan:

Wow! Woop opened up a can of whoop-ass and ended up being the whoopee again.


How many times will woooop jerk off indulging in its self?


Drop the guillotine.

"I got a whole lotta nothin... (Below threshold)
Kool aid Klan:

"I got a whole lotta nothin...


46. Posted by Woop | April 16, 2011 6:18 PM | Score: -4 (4 votes cast"


And your sinking fast..

Well said, Mister Tea. ... (Below threshold)

Well said, Mister Tea.

But didn't you miss, "Dumbshit?"

How else to describe a Representative of We, The People, who sits through the projectile spewings of a grinning basta*d who omly a few days before, in the worst act of evil ever perpetrated by any component part of any American government, had used his threat to cut off salaries and all material support to America's Armed Forces in harm's way and their families to blackmail and Boehner the House of Reps into the Three Hundred and Eighty Million Dollars of "cuts" they then all fraudulently and dishonestly conspired to call "cuts of Thirty-Eight Point Five Billion Dollars."

I hope before Ryan and The Reps' RINOs let that grinning monster Boehner us again - at Debt Limit time, f'rinstance, they all realise their jobs are on the line!

And America's survival.

And Judeo-Christian/Western/Human Civilization's.

You don't like Obama. We... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

You don't like Obama. We get it, no need for the logorrea.

Keep your sesquipedalian legerdemains to yourself, thank you.

No opinion on the speech... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

No opinion on the speech

Then bugger off, and go outside and play in traffic.




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