If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Slate)   It's starting to look as if the roles are now reversed - that Obama is Lucy with the football, and the Republicans are Charlie Brown   (slate.com) divider line 271
    More: Followup, Charlie Brown, obama, Republican, football  
•       •       •

17191 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Feb 2012 at 6:00 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



271 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-02-10 02:51:44 PM
obama has always played the long game. republicans ignore this at their peril.
 
2012-02-10 03:05:39 PM
punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-10 03:50:54 PM
Oh. haha. Very funny. The president makes hard working, blue collar, middle class Americans look stupid and the ivory tower roars its approval.
 
2012-02-10 03:51:28 PM

FlashHarry: obama has always played the long game. republicans ignore this at their peril.


You can try and warn them. You can say "You were in great peril." and then they'll say "I don't think I was", and then you're "Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril", and they're all "Look, let me go back in there and face the peril". So on and so forth...
 
2012-02-10 03:53:20 PM
The Republicans will declare victory and the rubes will just smile and nod (and drool on themselves a bit).
 
2012-02-10 04:11:23 PM
Well, at least we got two versions of the same event.
 
2012-02-10 04:11:27 PM

I_Am_Weasel: FlashHarry: obama has always played the long game. republicans ignore this at their peril.

You can try and warn them. You can say "You were in great peril." and then they'll say "I don't think I was", and then you're "Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril", and they're all "Look, let me go back in there and face the peril". So on and so forth...


let me have just a little bit of peril!
 
2012-02-10 04:28:15 PM

FlashHarry: I_Am_Weasel: FlashHarry: obama has always played the long game. republicans ignore this at their peril.

You can try and warn them. You can say "You were in great peril." and then they'll say "I don't think I was", and then you're "Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril", and they're all "Look, let me go back in there and face the peril". So on and so forth...

let me have just a little bit of peril!


And now you must spank me!
 
2012-02-10 04:35:34 PM

FlashHarry: obama has always played the long game. republicans ignore this at their peril.


This. I don't know how he gets away with being called down before the count over and over again. Hillary was the first one to learn this, and sure as hell wasn't the last.
 
2012-02-10 04:44:36 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: FlashHarry: obama has always played the long game. republicans ignore this at their peril.

This. I don't know how he gets away with being called down before the count over and over again. Hillary was the first one to learn this, and sure as hell wasn't the last.



People underestimate him for reasons that are well beyond me. He is smart, savvy, and calculated. He is phenomenal at keeping his cool.

I envision that in at least one debate with whoever the ultimate Republican candidate, Obama will make the guy completely blow his cool. If it's Gingrich (which I doubt), I'd expect him to actually scream at the President.
 
2012-02-10 04:45:54 PM

serpent_sky: thismomentinblackhistory: FlashHarry: obama has always played the long game. republicans ignore this at their peril.

This. I don't know how he gets away with being called down before the count over and over again. Hillary was the first one to learn this, and sure as hell wasn't the last.


People underestimate him for reasons that are well beyond me. He is smart, savvy, and calculated. He is phenomenal at keeping his cool.

I envision that in at least one debate with whoever the ultimate Republican candidate, Obama will make the guy completely blow his cool. If it's Gingrich (which I doubt), I'd expect him to actually scream at the President.


I said it before, and I'll say it again, I would love to see an Obama-Gingrich debate.
 
2012-02-10 04:47:54 PM

make me some tea: I said it before, and I'll say it again, I would love to see an Obama-Gingrich debate.


He's almost lost his cool with the other Republicans who aren't even as close to as good debaters as the President is. Gingrich/Obama would be so epic, I think I'd set the DVR.
 
2012-02-10 04:49:25 PM
I thought Obama was Franklin?

images.wikia.com
 
2012-02-10 04:49:32 PM
I wonder if the Slate opinion writer interviewed anyone in the White House who was actually involved in the decisionmaking. Doesn't sound like it.
 
2012-02-10 04:50:18 PM

NowhereMon: [punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com image 492x420]


That picture is awesome.
 
2012-02-10 04:50:38 PM

serpent_sky: He's almost lost his cool with the other Republicans who aren't even as close to as good debaters as the President is


it's been a while. is the president really a good debater? honest question.
 
2012-02-10 04:54:43 PM

Lucky LaRue: Oh. haha. Very funny. The president makes hard working, blue collar, middle class Americans look stupid and the ivory tower roars its approval.


who in the what now?


/Poe's Law, Poe's Law, Poe's Law
 
2012-02-10 04:55:02 PM
www.snoopn4pnuts.com

Republicans are Schroeder
 
2012-02-10 05:09:38 PM
I always thought Schroeder didn't get enough of the blame for Charlie Brown's pitching woes. It's pretty obvious he was a terrible pitch caller.
 
2012-02-10 05:25:16 PM

FlashHarry: serpent_sky: He's almost lost his cool with the other Republicans who aren't even as close to as good debaters as the President is

it's been a while. is the president really a good debater? honest question.


I certainly remember him as being one... It has been a while, but his skills won me over enough to vote for him in both the primary and the general election. (Not that I would have voted for McCain in a million years in 2008, but you get my point.)

He also has something that all of the Republican candidates lack -- charisma, which will go a very long way, I think. Romney looks like a young Grandpa Munster and always has a smug, complete absence of likeability about him. Gingrich looks like a sack of potatoes that looks like it was angry it was brought to life. When I think of his face, I think "angry". Santorum has a vague goofy thing going on that could play well, but Obama is easygoing, yet classy so that would negate some of it. And Ron Paul has a cute, grumpy grandpa thing going on, but much like Gingrich, I think "grumpy" when I think of his face.

So we have:
Charismatic versus:
- Smug
- Angry
- Goofy
- Grumpy.

Take your pick and I think he will slay any of them in a debate.
 
2012-02-10 05:35:21 PM
img715.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-10 05:59:28 PM

serpent_sky: He also has something that all of the Republican candidates lack -- charisma, which will go a very long way, I think.


But.. black, muslim. No one believed he was either 4 years ago.
 
2012-02-10 06:07:19 PM

Lucky LaRue: Oh. haha. Very funny. The president makes hard working, blue collar, middle class Americans look stupid and the ivory tower roars its approval.


Stop looking so goddamn stupid then.
 
2012-02-10 06:08:43 PM
fc03.deviantart.net

Yeah, that's about right then.
 
2012-02-10 06:09:11 PM
Excellenty.

;)
 
2012-02-10 06:10:02 PM
It is a fair deal. The church-y folk are not giving the contraceptives out themselves, and birth-control is austere compared to paying for a baby.

Fiscal conservatism with a social awareness. Something a lot of neocons preach but don't seem to practice.
 
2012-02-10 06:11:47 PM
Starting? ...
 
2012-02-10 06:11:58 PM

Hawnkee: [fc03.deviantart.net image 640x791]

Yeah, that's about right then.


This is what republicans actually believe.

How's that permanent republican majority working out for you?
 
2012-02-10 06:11:58 PM

Hawnkee: [fc03.deviantart.net image 640x791]

Yeah, that's about right then.


I'd suggest you just unlock your doors and lie down in the middle of your living room with your hands behind your head now, and save everybody the trouble.
 
2012-02-10 06:12:25 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: I don't know how he gets away with being called down before the count over and over again.


The people counting are counting on the wrong things.
 
2012-02-10 06:13:14 PM
I love the picture they included in this article.
 
2012-02-10 06:13:26 PM

Lucky LaRue: Oh. haha. Very funny. The president makes hard working, blue collar, middle class Americans look stupid and the ivory tower roars its approval.


Thereby taking away jobs from many conservatives who have made that in to a full-time occupation.

/obvious troll is obvious.
 
2012-02-10 06:13:32 PM

FlashHarry: it's been a while. is the president really a good debater? honest question.


I hear he's a master.
 
2012-02-10 06:13:34 PM
shhh...Chessmaster at work.


Note the opening gambit...where he makes his opponent think he is weak,
then when they move aggressively to take advantage...the closing move is triggered.



/check...and...m...
 
2012-02-10 06:13:36 PM

Lucky LaRue: Oh. haha. Very funny. The president makes hard working, blue collar, middle class Americans look stupid and the ivory tower roars its approval.


Even as a joke, this doesn't make any sense.
 
2012-02-10 06:13:48 PM

Lucky LaRue: Oh. haha. Very funny. The president makes hard working, blue collar, middle class Americans look stupid and the ivory tower roars its approval.


John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the rest of the republican kooks are the ones that sent "blue collar, middle class Americans" into spazmatic fits of ignorance. You should either blame them for riling you idiots up or blame yourselves for your stupidity for letting them.

Or I guess you could blame everyone else, it's worked for you this long.
 
2012-02-10 06:14:59 PM
Could not happen to a bunch of nicer, conservative, hand-off the peoples rights representatives.

Golly, for people who don't want to be told what to do the GOP sure spends a lot of time trying to defend telling other people what to do, or rather, perhaps more accurately, NOT to do.

But it's OK if you want to get drunk, screw, then smoke a cigarette, as long as you don't use that demon contraception and spoil it all!

/ever sperm is sacred
//everyone, you know the verses
///Yar, Bohener/boner - ya been punked man!
////slashies for everyone!
 
2012-02-10 06:15:50 PM

TyrantII: Starting? ...


This.

Obama has been doing nothing but handing the GOP all the rope they ask for vociferously demand.
 
2012-02-10 06:16:38 PM

FlashHarry: serpent_sky: He's almost lost his cool with the other Republicans who aren't even as close to as good debaters as the President is

it's been a while. is the president really a good debater? honest question.


Not particularly but he doesn't say a bunch of crazy shiat.
Which is both a plus and a minus.
Stupid people like the crazy shiat because they think it's smart.
That's why you have a bunch of dimwits clapping when Newt says stupid shiat, but 90% of us are facepalming.
 
2012-02-10 06:18:42 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: The Republicans will declare victory and the rubes will just smile and nod (and drool on themselves a bit).


Or, the dems will declare victory and the rubes will just drool and nod. Oh wait, that is already happening! See TFA!

If being required to provide contraception is really no cost or beneficial to insurers, then this is win win.

But if contraception costs money, insurers will pass along the required cost to employers. So, churches are in the same spot they were before being forced to provide a coverage they don't want to. They'll continue to complain and this will continue to be the negative political issue for Obama as it has been.

Obama is counting on people being too stupid to realize that the cost of freebies will just be passed along to employers.
 
2012-02-10 06:20:02 PM

serpent_sky: Gingrich looks like a sack of potatoes that looks like it was angry it was brought to life.


*yoink*
 
2012-02-10 06:21:11 PM
First - Obama has now made the Republicans indirectly make a statement that they do not care about what women want. They escalated rather than negotiated.
Second - In a world with 7B people, birth control should be law. The Catholics are on the wrong side here. The rule they are fighting for was made when there were 2 people on the planet. That was not supposed to continue ad infinitum. The same concept should be considered when overpopulation will kill most of us if not all of us.
 
2012-02-10 06:22:56 PM
Starting to? It's been obvious for quite some time that the GOP is simply outclassed, and that Obama is generally a few steps ahead of them.

Obama has never been one to interrupt his opponent while they bungle about.
 
2012-02-10 06:23:07 PM
How I looked at Candidates and ranked them:

Best-looking:
Santorum. For of his craziness, guy probably moonlighted a male model in his twenties.

Worst-looking:
Gringich. Looks like a scumbag, actually is one.

Suavest:
Obama. Tricky-Dick rolls in his grave at this guy.

Suavless:
Romney. You're not supposed to let on that you're telling everybody what they want to hear.

Nutso:
Would've called Perry,but since he's down and out, Santorum.

Not so crazy:
I would've called Huntsman, but since he's gone, I'd have to say Ron Paul.

Flips like a hamburger:
Romney.

Unflippable:
Ron Paul. Man is remarkably consistent in his platform.
 
2012-02-10 06:24:04 PM
I thought the Republicans got punked pretty good with the Clint Eastwood "Halftime" ad...

www.latimes.com
 
2012-02-10 06:24:25 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Eddie Adams from Torrance: The Republicans will declare victory and the rubes will just smile and nod (and drool on themselves a bit).

Or, the dems will declare victory and the rubes will just drool and nod. Oh wait, that is already happening! See TFA!

If being required to provide contraception is really no cost or beneficial to insurers, then this is win win.

But if contraception costs money, insurers will pass along the required cost to employers. So, churches are in the same spot they were before being forced to provide a coverage they don't want to. They'll continue to complain and this will continue to be the negative political issue for Obama as it has been.

Obama is counting on people being too stupid to realize that the cost of freebies will just be passed along to employers.


Insurers will always try to raise profits, and will use any excuse you're dumb enough to fall for. You're clearly stupid enough to believe that an insurance company stands to lose money by preventing an insured pregnancy because you think prenatal care and delivery, post-natal care, pediatric-care, etc are somehow less expensive than one of the cheapest drugs in the world.

Maybe you deserve to lose some money for your stupidity, if you vote the way your (possibly trollish) post indicates then I'm sure you're preferred representation will be more than happy to make sure you are the fool whom is easily separated from his/her money.
 
2012-02-10 06:24:55 PM
Obama finally announced what the White House is proposing an accomodation of religiously affiliated employers

Oooh, that was how I misspelled it in the school spelling bee in fifth grade, 30 years ago. Bad flashbacks, man!

/finished fifth
//pathetic that I remember those details, I know
 
2012-02-10 06:25:25 PM

rev. dave: The rule they are fighting for was made when there were 2 people on the planet. That was not supposed to continue ad infinitum.


Book says go forth and multiply. Not go forth and multiply until you have solved for X.

Just saying.
 
2012-02-10 06:25:32 PM
As short a time ago as February, the Ministry of Plenty a categorical pledge that there would be no reduction of the chocolate ration during 2012
 
2012-02-10 06:26:59 PM
What if I disagreed with the original policy, not on the ground of religious freedom, but on the grounds of unnecessary government involvement? What if I think that gov't shouldn't have the power to set the terms of an employer's group health care option? OPTION being the keyword?

Am I still punk'd?
 
Displayed 50 of 271 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report