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(The Week)   Five things that could be bad news... for Obama   (theweek.com) divider line 158
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2012-04-19 08:03:47 PM
4 Non-Stories & The Fast & Furious scandal which is an old scandal.
 
2012-04-19 08:20:13 PM
In other words Obama himself is so squeaky clean they can't hang
anything directly on him personally so they are grasping for any and all low hanging fruit.
 
2012-04-19 08:20:19 PM
FTA: 3. Alleged sexual hijinks at the Baghdad embassy

Iraq is Bush's turd.
 
2012-04-19 08:23:20 PM
Yeah, none of those will touch Obama. He's not directly involved in any of them, and some of them are so far out of his wheelhouse they shouldn't be mentioned.

What is scary for Obama is how Americans are polling that they trust Romney to fix the economy more than Obama.

I take it they just haven't really met Romney yet and A) seen what he actually did FOR Bain and TO companies/employees & B) haven't seen what a completely awkward unlikeable phony robot he is.
 
2012-04-19 08:25:25 PM
#1 is the Secret Service scandal?

Sorry, try again farktard.

The GSA thing has legs, but only as a talking point. Romney knows it would bite him back if he were elected. Agree with ShawnDoc, fast and furious is old news even if relevant.

Maybe he can get Obama on video eating a dog or something.

/more stupidity for stupid people
 
2012-04-19 08:29:35 PM
That list could also be entitled "5 things that Obama voters don't know and/or care about".
 
2012-04-19 08:38:56 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Americans are polling that they trust Romney to fix the economy more than Obama.


I wouldn't trust Rmoney to fix the economy in Uzbekistan let alone the U.S.
 
2012-04-19 08:40:17 PM
So, its a list of zero things involving Barack Obama.
 
2012-04-19 08:51:35 PM
I didn't see torture, crashing an economy or starting a war on false premises on that list.

I'm guessing Obama will survive.
 
2012-04-19 08:52:03 PM

MeinRS6: That list could also be entitled "5 things that Obama voters don't know and/or care about".


You're right, because they have nothing to do with Obama. So...vote Republican, I guess.
 
2012-04-19 09:02:23 PM
I've been punching myself in the ballsack for the last hour but that didn't do it so I read the comments in TFA. That did the trick.
 
2012-04-19 09:05:52 PM
My favorite piece of bullshiat on that list is the State Department one.

"What if a video existed that showed a prominent State Department VIP on the roof of the Republican Palace in Baghdad receiving, um, pleasure of an oral nature from another State Department officer?"

Okay, two things.

1. This is coming from a "State Department gadfly" a.k.a. someone who is so entrenched inside the Beltway and in the diplomatic community that he can no longer tell the difference between "important" and "important to me and my friends."
2. Even if -- or maybe even especially if -- it was HilDawg herself getting down with a junior undersecretary of cock'n'bull, I don't think it would even make the evening news. The only people who would give a shiat are prudish dicks who are never going to vote Democratic anyway.
 
2012-04-19 09:08:00 PM

FishyFred: "What if a video existed that showed a prominent State Department VIP on the roof of the Republican Palace in Baghdad receiving, um, pleasure of an oral nature from another State Department officer?"


Good for the guy getting the beej? I don't understand how this is in any way a scandal, much less anything which would involve the President.
 
2012-04-19 09:16:37 PM
Fast and Furious is about the only thing they could get him on but
1) It's old as hell (in terms of relevant to the current election cycle)
2) It started in 2006
3) It involves gun running and Mexican drug violence, something Americans don't give a shiat about because it doesn't affect them.
4) Media already blew their load with it.

The media already blew their load with Solyndra too, not to mention it's not a scandal.

Secret Service is irrelevant to Obama. It's like blaming Obama for that Afghan soldier killing all those people. It won't be relevant by November anyway.
 
2012-04-19 09:24:03 PM
1. A scandal involving the force that protects the President, but not the President directly
2. A scandal that involves part of government that doesn't directly work for the President, spending less than one million dollars (1M = 1/1,000B = 1/1,000,000T) on something relatively harmless.
3. A scandal that MIGHT involve some peon getting his own "little assistant" some unauthorized vacation time
4. Maybe something, but very old news
5. Oh noes! A new technology venture didn't pan out!

So, President Obama is responsible for wasting a little bit of money, not micromanaging every bureaucrat the United States employs, and continuing a conservative tradition of War on Drugs while actually cutting taxes, winding down two wars, and being charge during a time of reasonable growth from a recession. Truly he is history's greatest monster.
 
2012-04-19 09:30:38 PM

nvmac: Maybe he can get Obama on video eating a dog or something.


They have him on video stating he will have more flexibility with teh Russians on the missile thing.
 
2012-04-19 09:37:28 PM

nvmac: Maybe he can get Obama on video eating a dog or something.


Look at him eating Fido! LOOK AT HIM!
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2012-04-19 09:52:19 PM
I love seeing how desperate conservatives have been getting lately, the dog story seemed ripped from the pages of the Onion.
 
2012-04-19 09:55:32 PM
The USSS thing could go on for a while, but I can't see how that will affect the President, and the USSS is handling it pretty well. 3 people fired already.

The GSA thing started years ago and is probably fairly mitigated by pointing that out.

Sure, I'll believe you Mr. Random Blogger. Yes, I'm sure a VIP was captured on video getting oral on top of a palace. Of course, Buzzfeed has been pretty damn good with info and scandals this year, so there's that. If he's already fighting with Foggy Bottom it just remains to see if he gets frustrated and publishes anyway.

Fast and Furious and Solyndra are old news. Of course the GOP House is still investigating those. They won't ever stop investigating those.
 
2012-04-19 09:57:14 PM

CommieTaoist: I love seeing how desperate conservatives have been getting lately, the dog story seemed ripped from the pages of the Onion.


I saw someone point out that they got that story from his memoir, chapter 3. I haven't read it for myself, but if it's true, I can't tell if I'm more amused they actually resorted to that or infuriated the supposedly legit news media spent more time on that than reporting on the GOP blocking the Violence Against Women Act or backing out of the debt ceiling deal.
 
2012-04-19 10:08:31 PM
Damn these bastards are desperate.
 
2012-04-19 10:11:53 PM
Solyndra? Really?
 
2012-04-19 11:06:03 PM

Asa Phelps: Solyndra? Really?


I don't see much hurting O on that list at all. But personally I feel the way Solyndra was handled unfortunately. A lot of stuff apparently [citation needed] wasn't salvaged. Still not saying it's Obama's fault, just seemed like someone could have picked up the fumble and ran with it. I only have one real biatch about his administration, but it's completely off the radar for most and it's specific to the Great Lakes region and it'll take beyond his administration to see if it means anything.
 
2012-04-19 11:08:20 PM

ShawnDoc: 4 Non-Stories & The Fast & Furious scandal which is an old scandal.


They are all stories, just not his fault. The GSA, SS and Solyndra messes are all big deals, but its hard for them to stick to Obama directly. Teflon President redux
 
2012-04-19 11:46:20 PM

nvmac: The GSA thing has legs, but only as a talking point. Romney knows it would bite him back if he were elected. Agree with ShawnDoc, fast and furious is old news even if relevant.


Hell, and the budget for this years GSA party? Approved in 2008.
 
2012-04-19 11:48:18 PM
Fact Sheet

Is this Fact Sheet in the No Spin Zone?

/some are asking ...
 
2012-04-19 11:49:42 PM

adamgreeney: The GSA, SS and Solyndra messes are all big deals,


No, they're really, REALLY not.
 
2012-04-19 11:53:04 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: 1. A scandal involving the force that protects the President, but not the President directly


With nothing to tie it directly to the president, plus people are getting fired immediately for it. Although honestly its not that big of a deal, prostitution is legal in Columbia and we have no reason to believe banging a prosty endangered anyone's safety. The people most likely to be upset by this wouldn't have voted for Obama anyway.

2. A scandal that involves part of government that doesn't directly work for the President, spending less than one million dollars (1M = 1/1,000B = 1/1,000,000T) on something relatively harmless.

Plus the budget for this was approved by Bush. And again, Obama seems to be making sure people get punished for it. If anything he can spin it as him cleaning up Bush's mess (again).

3. A scandal that MIGHT involve some peon getting his own "little assistant" some unauthorized vacation time

And again, not something that directly involved Obama and not something he has much control over. Plus like before the people likely to be upset by some staffer getting a BJ weren't going to vote for Obama anyway.

4. Maybe something, but very old news

Plus again, it started under Bush. The biggest problem is that Holder seems to be hiding information from Congress, and that's why it could blow up on Obama.

5. Oh noes! A new technology venture didn't pan out!

No different than startups funded by venture capital. Most don't pan out, especially when they are pioneering new technology.

The only way any of these could become something serious is if proof got out that Obama was involved in a cover up, which doesn't seem likely.
 
2012-04-19 11:55:08 PM
How dare Obama not justify their hatred. He's obviously doing it on purpose. We ought to impeach before he makes us hate him even less justifiably. PS. I am not a crackpot.
 
2012-04-19 11:55:36 PM
But what about the statisticals?
 
2012-04-19 11:56:05 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-19 11:58:59 PM
I would argue that the GSA could be pinned to Obama (unfairly, but the case can be made AND it's easy to understand) as part of the "liberal inability to spend your money wisely/Fartbama wants to let his boys party while you lost your job to a Mexican" narrative.

The USSS is still pretty well respected and got in front of this quickly enough that it will probably blow over. Incidentally, that's how scandals should be handled.

Fast and Furious and Solyndra never caught on the way the GOP hoped, mostly because of the endless point-and-sputter that they have done about EVERYTHING. Plus, they are complicated and don't involve a vagina, so nobody cares enough to pay attention.

Nobody except the beltway media will give two shiats about somebody sucking a dick at the Baghdad embassy
 
2012-04-19 11:59:17 PM
Translation: "We're looking at the polls and this looks like a really boring Election Night right now. Quick! Make a horserace out of it! They! Must! Be! Deadlocked! For! The! Entire! Race! Must! Chase! Ratings!"
 
2012-04-19 11:59:29 PM
There's only one of those I would pin on Obama, and the is Fast and Furious. It just hasn't gained any traction, and I think that's because, when people dig deep enough, there's key players on both sides that would be hurt. Solyndra is a tempest in a tea pot, and, again, both parties would be hurt if anyone dug too deep. Grownups know that seed money for developing new tech is not always going to bear fruit, and, frankly, we should be trying a number of new avenues - unless you think it's a good idea to keep the Middle East having an inordinate amount of power over the rest of the world.

For the rest? Frankly, I don't want a president who cares deeply about the sex lives of his employees. If it becomes a public issue, if we find out public employees are spending tax dollars for strange, those people need to be disciplined up to, and including, termination.
 
2012-04-20 12:03:17 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Fast and Furious is about the only thing they could get him on but
1) It's old as hell (in terms of relevant to the current election cycle)
2) It started in 2006
3) It involves gun running and Mexican drug violence, something Americans don't give a shiat about because it doesn't affect them.
4) Media already blew their load with it.


Not to mention it might have been avoided if Repubs hadn't blocked his appointment of an ATF Director.
 
2012-04-20 12:03:24 AM
Personally, I'm pissed off that Obama is still perpetuating the systematic rape of Afghanistan. Holy shiat, WHY can't the guy just grow some balls?
 
2012-04-20 12:04:19 AM
I think what the Republicans really need is illicit sex with a white woman leading to a white appearing female love child. White.
 
2012-04-20 12:04:20 AM

ShawnDoc: 4 Non-Stories & The Fast & Furious scandal which is an old scandal.


I love you "move on" types. Like all those people killed because the federal government helped arm Mexican drug lords is just so ... so ... last year. Meanwhile you never shut your flapping yaps about what Bush did 11 years ago.

And only some combination of wishful thinking and desperation could make anyone describe Solyndra as a non-story.
 
2012-04-20 12:06:03 AM

MeinRS6: That list could also be entitled "5 things that Obama voters don't know and/or care about".


And will bite them in the ass because they think nobody else does either.
 
2012-04-20 12:06:12 AM

BSABSVR: I would argue that the GSA could be pinned to Obama (unfairly, but the case can be made AND it's easy to understand) as part of the "liberal inability to spend your money wisely/Fartbama wants to let his boys party while you lost your job to a Mexican" narrative.


Problem: That argument falls apart in one sentence: The GSA budget for that was approved in 2008. Bam. Done. Next question.
 
2012-04-20 12:06:54 AM

cameroncrazy1984: BSABSVR: I would argue that the GSA could be pinned to Obama (unfairly, but the case can be made AND it's easy to understand) as part of the "liberal inability to spend your money wisely/Fartbama wants to let his boys party while you lost your job to a Mexican" narrative.

Problem: That argument falls apart in one sentence: The GSA budget for that was approved in 2008. Bam. Done. Next question.


So was TARP. Doesn't seem to matter to anyone.
 
2012-04-20 12:07:17 AM

jjorsett: MeinRS6: That list could also be entitled "5 things that Obama voters don't know and/or care about".

And will bite them in the ass because they think nobody else does either.


Nobody outside of Freepers cares.
 
2012-04-20 12:07:23 AM

jjorsett: Like all those people killed because the federal government helped arm Mexican drug lords is just so ... so ... last year.


Before Fast and Furious those cartels only had spitballs and harsh language.
 
2012-04-20 12:08:04 AM

DamnYankees: cameroncrazy1984: BSABSVR: I would argue that the GSA could be pinned to Obama (unfairly, but the case can be made AND it's easy to understand) as part of the "liberal inability to spend your money wisely/Fartbama wants to let his boys party while you lost your job to a Mexican" narrative.

Problem: That argument falls apart in one sentence: The GSA budget for that was approved in 2008. Bam. Done. Next question.

So was TARP. Doesn't seem to matter to anyone.


Doesn't seem to matter to Republicans. I would argue that most voters in a Presidential election don't know what TARP is.
 
2012-04-20 12:09:01 AM

jjorsett: I love you "move on" types. Like all those people killed because the federal government helped arm Mexican drug lords is just so ... so ... last year. Meanwhile you never shut your flapping yaps about what Bush did 11 years ago.


A) I'm a Republican
B) I'm not commenting on my personal feelings about what happened, just the likelyhood that it will bring Obama down
 
2012-04-20 12:09:29 AM

cameroncrazy1984: DamnYankees: cameroncrazy1984: BSABSVR: I would argue that the GSA could be pinned to Obama (unfairly, but the case can be made AND it's easy to understand) as part of the "liberal inability to spend your money wisely/Fartbama wants to let his boys party while you lost your job to a Mexican" narrative.

Problem: That argument falls apart in one sentence: The GSA budget for that was approved in 2008. Bam. Done. Next question.

So was TARP. Doesn't seem to matter to anyone.

Doesn't seem to matter to Republicans. I would argue that most voters in a Presidential election don't know what TARP is.


Agreed, but I was just responding to the year issue. The type of voter who would care about the GSA 'issue' wouldn't care what year it was authorized.
 
2012-04-20 12:15:24 AM

cameroncrazy1984: BSABSVR: I would argue that the GSA could be pinned to Obama (unfairly, but the case can be made AND it's easy to understand) as part of the "liberal inability to spend your money wisely/Fartbama wants to let his boys party while you lost your job to a Mexican" narrative.

Problem: That argument falls apart in one sentence: The GSA budget for that was approved in 2008. Bam. Done. Next question.


Hence the inclusion of the word "unfairly". But it doesn't matter what the truth is, it's how convincing the spin is. Obama didn't start TARP, government employment is shrinking while private sector employment is growing and an ass-ton of Obama's unprecedented spending was a result of putting the wars on the books. Nobody cares because it's math and math is hard.

"CODDLED GUB'MINT EMPLOYEES PARTY WHILE YOU STRUGGLE" is easy.

/Also, just because the conference was budgeted, they were under no obligation to hire a goddamn mentalist.
 
2012-04-20 12:16:46 AM
Hm. Let's see, Secret Service Scandal, Fast and Furious...what's missing?

Oh yeah, any reason to vote FOR Romney. This is the best the GOP mouthpieces can do? An entire election strategy based on tearing down Obama with phony scandals that somehow undermine "confidence" in the government?

What a joke.
 
2012-04-20 12:17:13 AM
No one likes Mitt Romney. He is a phony. George W. Bush, at least, seemed genuine. A genuine idiot, but still, genuine.
 
2012-04-20 12:18:59 AM
The people too stupid to understand Solyndra wouldn't vote for Obama anyway.
 
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