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(Wall Street Journal)   Obama has a (carefully scripted) Q&A with (hand-selected) Democrats (who are in tough reelection races) to address their concerns (and give them lots of soundbites for their upcoming campaigns)   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 134
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2010-02-04 08:29:21 AM
Oh, cut him some slack. He just went toe-to-toe with opposition in front of the whole world. We never got anything that unscripted in two terms from our last president.
 
2010-02-04 08:31:44 AM
If I was a Democrat facing reelection, I would try to get as much distance between myself and Obama as possible. With his popularity dropping like crap from a goose, he is not going to be doing you any favors by campaigning for you.
 
2010-02-04 08:35:22 AM
BillCo: If I was a Democrat facing reelection, I would try to get as much distance between myself and Obama as possible. With his popularity dropping like crap from a goose, he is not going to be doing you any favors by campaigning for you.

You sound...concerned...
 
2010-02-04 08:40:27 AM
If I was a billy goat on a narrow ledge facing a steep cliff, I would try to get as much distance between myself and the other billy goats as possible. With available space on the narrow ledge dropping like crap from a goose, they are not going to be doing you any favors by making more space for you.

If I was a fat man facing hunger pains, I would try get as little space between me and the Sizzler buffet as possible. With the available portions of bacon-wrapped filets dropping like crap from a goose, none of the other fat men are going to be doing you any favors by leaving you any.

If I was a troll with no real message, I would make up some ridiculous piece of empathy and post it as early in the thread as possible. With all the other trolls hurrying into the thread to drop their pearls like crap from a goose, nobody is going to wait around to read what you post if you're in too late.
 
2010-02-04 08:43:56 AM
If it was scripted, can we see the script that they worked off of?
 
2010-02-04 08:49:09 AM
I dunno, I watched a little of it and Gillibrand looked foxy.
 
2010-02-04 08:51:59 AM
Has anybody mentioned crap from a goose yet?
 
2010-02-04 08:55:21 AM
They're playing by their rules waaaaahhhhhh.
 
2010-02-04 08:55:34 AM
I read that headline in this guy's voice:

pressthebuttons.typepad.com

jehovahs witness protection: Has anybody mentioned crap from a goose yet?

GOOSE POOP THREAD!!!!ELEVENTY!
 
2010-02-04 09:00:58 AM
Funny. It wasn't scripted or hand-selected when Obama wiped the mat with the GOP last week.
 
2010-02-04 09:01:23 AM
jehovahs witness protection: Has anybody mentioned crap from a goose yet?

i162.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-04 09:02:28 AM
BillCo: If I was a Democrat facing reelection, I would try to get as much distance between myself and Obama as possible. With his popularity dropping like crap from a goose, he is not going to be doing you any favors by campaigning for you.

It's not every day that idiot concern-trolls (like the one quoted above) get stomped by the illustrious Pocket Ninja. That troll should be honored by such personal attention.
 
2010-02-04 09:14:03 AM
Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas wondered whether Democrats would push back against ideologues in the party and work with Republicans.

Come next January she will be wondering that at home.
 
2010-02-04 09:20:56 AM
I don't know why this has taken so long, but Pocket Ninja has just been placed on my favorites list.

That post was ten kinds of awesome.
 
2010-02-04 09:25:20 AM
img38.imageshack.us

Where did all my friends go?

Hello! Are you there? It's me, the teleprompter meme!

Guys!

Heeeeelloooooooo!
 
2010-02-04 09:28:43 AM
Murdoch has really taken that paper downhill since he bought it. they don't even try anymore. Just make shiat up and run with it. The sheep will eat it up. Just like goose droppings. They'll lick it up off the ground.
 
2010-02-04 09:34:44 AM
As the event concluded, might Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, be a little worried? He is considered to be a safe bet for re-election, but he did get the chance to ask a question.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's spokesman assured Washington Wire that there are no such concerns.


I'm not so sure. I mean, the WSJ was able to read the minds of the Democrats and Administration in order to determine the motivation for who got picked to ask questions. It only stands to reason that their telepathy should be similarly faultless when they speculate why Leahy asked a question.

My objective analysis of this evidence leads me to believe that Leahy is a yellow coward, shivering in his skirts. I am sure that any other non-biased observer would come to the same conclusion.
 
2010-02-04 09:48:46 AM
They should worship a cardboard cutout of him instead.
 
2010-02-04 10:08:08 AM
Please. Every two years, you can write the exact same headline, and just change the name and party around:

[Current President ]has a (carefully scripted) Q&A with (hand-selected) [insert President's political party] (who are in tough reelection races) to address their concerns (and give them lots of soundbites for their upcoming campaigns)

These headlines fall from political writers keyboards...like...crap from a goose, I guess.
 
2010-02-04 10:14:53 AM
Sybarite: He just went toe-to-toe with opposition...


LOL X 1000
 
2010-02-04 10:17:31 AM
I might not agree with his position on psychology, but Pocket Ninja is still on my favorites as a masterful writer.
 
2010-02-04 10:18:04 AM
dahmers love zombie: Please. Every two years, you can write the exact same headline, and just change the name and party around:

[Current President ]has a (carefully scripted) Q&A with (hand-selected) [insert President's political party] (who are in tough reelection races) to address their concerns (and give them lots of soundbites for their upcoming campaigns)

These headlines fall from political writers keyboards...like...crap from a goose, I guess.


Like crap from a goose, these are the days of our lives.
 
2010-02-04 10:18:24 AM
Isn't this standard for most presidents who aren't despised by their party?

Not really sure why this is so outrageous.
 
2010-02-04 10:18:43 AM
Phil Herup: Sybarite: He just went toe-to-toe with opposition...


LOL X 1000


Phil, the laughing gas is for the patients, not to ease your butt hurt.
 
2010-02-04 10:18:48 AM
Phil Herup: Sybarite: He just went toe-to-toe with opposition...


LOL X 1000


In your defense, those floppy shoes the GOP congressmen were wearing made it hard to determine where poeple's toes were, exactly.
 
2010-02-04 10:18:59 AM
My God, this is unheard of!!

Big deal...
 
2010-02-04 10:19:20 AM
Well Republicans have the WSJ and Fox to do that for them -- in or out of power.

I, for one, am offended Democrats are a party. It's just so anti-Republican.
 
2010-02-04 10:19:23 AM
Phil Herup: Sybarite: He just went toe-to-toe with opposition...


LOL X 1000


I see you've gone from being obtuse to outright denying reality.
 
2010-02-04 10:20:22 AM
Phil Herup: Sybarite: He just went toe-to-toe with opposition...


LOL X 1000


yeah he did and he kicked their asses all over the place.
he showed the public that the GOP is nothing but a bunch of liars who parrot right wing talking points because they have no working knowledge of the issues they are speaking of.

They just lie and let Fox News and talk radio do the rest.
 
2010-02-04 10:24:04 AM
Whatever. He just went toe-to-toe against House Republicans completely unscripted.

Submitter doesn't know shiat.
 
2010-02-04 10:24:09 AM
Hobodeluxe: he kicked their asses all over the place.


LOL X 10,000

You guys have such a desparate need to feel that way. Too funny.
 
2010-02-04 10:26:59 AM
www.rivalart.com

and playing Left Field -- Barack Obama...
 
2010-02-04 10:27:10 AM
RockyMtnMan: Whatever. He just went toe-to-toe against House Republicans completely unscripted.

Submitter doesn't know shiat.


My favorite part was when Obama said he was having fun. :)
 
2010-02-04 10:28:52 AM
Brick-House: and playing Left Field -- Barack Obama...

I played softball throughout my childhood and on my high school team. It's anything but soft. Perhaps you're thinking of mushball?

/had a softball dream last night, for some reason
 
2010-02-04 10:29:38 AM
If I was a billy goat on a narrow ledge facing a steep cliff, I would try to get as much distance between myself and the other billy goats as possible. With available space on the narrow ledge dropping like crap from a goose, they are not going to be doing you any favors by making more space for you.

If I was a fat man facing hunger pains, I would try get as little space between me and the Sizzler buffet as possible. With the available portions of bacon-wrapped filets dropping like crap from a goose, none of the other fat men are going to be doing you any favors by leaving you any.

If I was a troll with no real message, I would make up some ridiculous piece of empathy and post it as early in the thread as possible. With all the other trolls hurrying into the thread to drop their pearls like crap from a goose, nobody is going to wait around to read what you post if you're in too late.


If I was a Mac user about to switch to PC because some idiot claimed it was more secure, I would get my PC as far away from my important data and the interwarbs as possible. With all the viruses and malware dropping into operating systems like crap from a goose, no Windows system is going to give you the security you need.
 
2010-02-04 10:29:45 AM
Phil Herup: LOL X 10,000

You guys have such a desparate need to feel that way. Too funny.


Yeah, the last thing we need in this country is an honest and open debate about the issues between both sides.
 
2010-02-04 10:30:40 AM
Oh man that was awesome when Obama let congressional Republicans get a taste of his pimp hand. He was just punching holes in their talking points left and right. Fantastically entertaining.
 
2010-02-04 10:31:10 AM
Pocket Ninja: If I was a billy goat on a narrow ledge facing a steep cliff, I would try to get as much distance between myself and the other billy goats as possible. With available space on the narrow ledge dropping like crap from a goose, they are not going to be doing you any favors by making more space for you.

If I was a fat man facing hunger pains, I would try get as little space between me and the Sizzler buffet as possible. With the available portions of bacon-wrapped filets dropping like crap from a goose, none of the other fat men are going to be doing you any favors by leaving you any.

If I was a troll with no real message, I would make up some ridiculous piece of empathy and post it as early in the thread as possible. With all the other trolls hurrying into the thread to drop their pearls like crap from a goose, nobody is going to wait around to read what you post if you're in too late.


Win

/god I hate those silly comparisons
//Israel/Palestine conflictthreads are the worst offenders
 
2010-02-04 10:33:23 AM
shivashakti: Funny. It wasn't scripted or hand-selected when Obama wiped the mat with the GOP last week.

I don't know if he wiped the mat with them, but it was pretty funny watching Boehner's facial expressions... I'm surprised he didn't start crying.

nclrights.files.wordpress.com

Two boobs in desperate need of a bra...
 
2010-02-04 10:33:40 AM
DarnoKonrad: Well Republicans have the WSJ and Fox to do that for them -- in or out of power.

I, for one, am offended Democrats are a party. It's just so anti-Republican.


You know what the worst part about the Dems is? They don't have any Republicans in their party.

Oh right, the Blue Dogs...
 
2010-02-04 10:33:59 AM
img199.imageshack.us
 
2010-02-04 10:37:37 AM
Phil Herup: Hobodeluxe: he kicked their asses all over the place.


LOL X 10,000

You guys have such a desparate need to feel that way. Too funny.


What really happened:

i.ytimg.com

What Phil thinks happened:

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

what's it like to have such an out of whack ego, phil?
 
2010-02-04 10:41:27 AM
No way, I can't believe that! Next, you'll tell me he had political motivations for such a meetup! Damn scheming Democrats!
 
2010-02-04 10:41:31 AM
keylock71: shivashakti: Funny. It wasn't scripted or hand-selected when Obama wiped the mat with the GOP last week.

I don't know if he wiped the mat with them, but it was pretty funny watching Boehner's facial expressions... I'm surprised he didn't start crying.



Two boobs in desperate need of a bra...


To be fair, the FCC doesn't allow you to show leaking Boehners before 10PM.
 
2010-02-04 10:42:39 AM
Pocket Ninja: If I was a troll with no real message, I would make up some ridiculous piece of empathy and post it as early in the thread as possible. With all the other trolls hurrying into the thread to drop their pearls like crap from a goose, nobody is going to wait around to read what you post if you're in too late.

Nice.

Although I expected one of the retorts to your comment would be:

"If I was a troll with no real message, I would make up some ridiculous piece of empathy and post it as early in the thread as possible."

The subjunctive in Modern English requires "were" not "was."
 
2010-02-04 10:43:22 AM
Meh. At least he is starting to realize that he needs to manage public perception. Sad part is that I thought that was his strong suit during the election.

Democrats are always either standing on 9 or hitting on 21. We have one party that won't act wisely and one party that won't act at all. Yippee!
 
2010-02-04 10:44:21 AM
HeartBurnKid: I see you've gone from being obtuse to outright denying reality.

Yeah that one's definitely getting saved for the Phil Herup Personal Abuse File. "Phil tries to claim President Obama never debated GOP members". He'll try to claim he never said that, of course, but it's clear from his use of "LOL x [some number]", especially looking at the "he kicked their asses all over the place", that it's his way of saying "that never happened".

What I find really sad is I know he thinks "toe-to-toe" means he "won", it simply means "direct confrontation". Even a mouth-breathing Freeper knows Obama directly confronted the Republicans (even if they think the GOP was victorious). He has no excuse, and I'm going to love leaving this one lying low and then piling it on him from time to time.
 
2010-02-04 10:47:13 AM
Obama can only pwn the opposition in live/unscripted events once every week or two. More than that would be unseemly.
 
2010-02-04 10:48:00 AM
I think the most telling moment of the GOP Retreat was when Marsha Blackburn asked Obama when he was going to embrace Republican ideas right after he spent about 20 minutes detailing all of the Republican ideas he's already embraced.

Then she attacked the Democratic leadership, and asked when they could all start anew and set partisanship aside, right after making a partisan statement.

What that told me is that the woman was not paying attention at all, and was just waiting for her turn to speak to spew right-wing talking points to appease her moronic constituency.
 
2010-02-04 10:49:00 AM
The Homer Tax:
To be fair, the FCC doesn't allow you to show leaking Boehners before 10PM.


images.politico.com

"That's...*sniff*... not fair..."
 
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