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(Boston.com)   Obama waxes nostalgic for John McCain, saying he's such a great guy it's a shame he was never president. Can I have some of whatever he's smoking?   (articles.boston.com) divider line 48
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2012-06-04 07:48:45 PM
[Followup] John McCain set on fire by Congressional Republicans.
 
2012-06-04 07:48:47 PM
Sadly, McCain was more reasonable.

Wow.
 
2012-06-04 07:52:36 PM
I don't have a real tolerance for smoking the funny stuff so I'll just sit downwind. Maybe he is just being facetious.
 
2012-06-04 08:01:04 PM
Perhaps this is because, as has been repeated multiple times here on Fark, the Republican's answer to losing the last election was to double down on the derp, then double down again and again until there's nothing left of reason. Compared to them, Grandpa Pancakes seems downright sane.
 
2012-06-04 08:04:57 PM
It's clear that Subby has been smoking something, because according to the linked article, Obama never said any such thing.
 
2012-06-04 08:34:04 PM

Lorelle: It's clear that Subby has been smoking something, because according to the linked article, Obama never said any such thing.


Indeed he did not.

Subby fails Reading Comprehension 101 miserably.
 
2012-06-04 08:38:52 PM
I think Obama is trolling republicans. He has a way of saying something completely rational and sane and making republicans think they have to be stupid and crazy in response.
 
2012-06-04 08:48:35 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Lorelle: It's clear that Subby has been smoking something, because according to the linked article, Obama never said any such thing.

Indeed he did not.

Subby fails Reading Comprehension 101 miserably.


Which I will return to a previous point: the problem with Admins greening every damn thing just because it trolled hard enough is ruining this site.
 
2012-06-04 09:09:59 PM

AbbeySomeone: I don't have a real tolerance for smoking the funny stuff so I'll just sit downwind. Maybe he is just being facetious.


Down wind is where the smoke will blow to. So by sitting down wind, you will get just as high.
 
2012-06-04 09:15:14 PM
Well, maybe pre August 27, 2008 McCain, but not the current incarnation.
 
2012-06-04 09:18:02 PM

stevie1der: Well, maybe pre August 27, 2008 McCain, but not the current incarnation.


Uh, McCain went farktard a few years before that. He became the current incarnation at latest for his 2006 election where he acted exactly the same.
 
2012-06-04 09:18:57 PM
I think the president has a perfectly valid point. Imagine if McCain had won the election the first time he ran, in 2000.
 
2012-06-04 09:23:03 PM

Lorelle: It's clear that Subby has been smoking something, because according to the linked article, Obama never said any such thing.


Do you really think that matters?
 
2012-06-04 09:31:40 PM

stevie1der: Well, maybe pre August 27, 2008 McCain, but not the current incarnation.


Yeah, if McCain had gotten the nod in 2000, I would have voted for him over Gore.
 
2012-06-04 09:32:08 PM
It's a shame he never became President....in the year 2000, for example.
 
2012-06-04 09:32:14 PM
www.brainstuck.com
 
2012-06-04 09:38:11 PM

GAT_00: stevie1der: Well, maybe pre August 27, 2008 McCain, but not the current incarnation.

Uh, McCain went farktard a few years before that. He became the current incarnation at latest for his 2006 election where he acted exactly the same.


OK, but can we at least agree that picking Sarah Palin was McCain's "Where's Padme?" moment?
 
2012-06-04 09:40:22 PM
fta: Brian Rogers, a spokesman for McCain, said Friday that if McCain and Obama "share so many priorities and are in such agreement, why didn't the president or his staff ever reach out to Senator McCain to work on them?''

oh snap!

the reason is that 0bama never has been and never will be willing work with the other side. "I won".
 
2012-06-04 09:40:39 PM
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No. And if this image doesn't discourage a person from wanting a McCain presidency....

i2.cdn.turner.com

.....THIS picture should seal the deal.
 
2012-06-04 09:46:48 PM
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Edsel: I think the president has a perfectly valid point. Imagine if McCain had won the election the first time he ran, in 2000.


I'd lke to think he'd have put all the effort into getting Bin Laden early on, and would have the moral fortitude to not Gitmo. Que sra sera...
 
2012-06-04 09:48:26 PM

Dwight_Yeast: stevie1der: Well, maybe pre August 27, 2008 McCain, but not the current incarnation.

Yeah, if McCain had gotten the nod in 2000, I would have voted for him over Gore.


Then maybe the Republican candidate would have won the popular vote... Whatta concept.
 
2012-06-04 09:52:12 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: fta: Brian Rogers, a spokesman for McCain, said Friday that if McCain and Obama "share so many priorities and are in such agreement, why didn't the president or his staff ever reach out to Senator McCain to work on them?''

oh snap!

the reason is that 0bama never has been and never will be willing work with the other side. "I won".


Well he tried to have meetings for the healthcare plan and republican refused to meet with Obama. There was other time he asked them to meet and the Republicans refused. So I am not sure what you are referring to.
 
2012-06-04 10:14:44 PM

GAT_00: stevie1der: Well, maybe pre August 27, 2008 McCain, but not the current incarnation.

Uh, McCain went farktard a few years before that. He became the current incarnation at latest for his 2006 election where he acted exactly the same.


McCain has always been a farktard. Like W and Romney, if his daddy hadn't been important, he'd be nothing.
 
2012-06-04 10:31:30 PM

Corvus: tenpoundsofcheese: fta: Brian Rogers, a spokesman for McCain, said Friday that if McCain and Obama "share so many priorities and are in such agreement, why didn't the president or his staff ever reach out to Senator McCain to work on them?''

oh snap!

the reason is that 0bama never has been and never will be willing work with the other side. "I won".

Well he tried to have meetings for the healthcare plan and republican refused to meet with Obama. There was other time he asked them to meet and the Republicans refused. So I am not sure what you are referring to.


telling people to show up to a meeting so you can lecture them is NOT working with the other side.

Nice try.

"I won".
 
2012-06-04 10:38:27 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: tenpoundsofcheese: fta: Brian Rogers, a spokesman for McCain, said Friday that if McCain and Obama "share so many priorities and are in such agreement, why didn't the president or his staff ever reach out to Senator McCain to work on them?''

oh snap!

the reason is that 0bama never has been and never will be willing work with the other side. "I won".

Well he tried to have meetings for the healthcare plan and republican refused to meet with Obama. There was other time he asked them to meet and the Republicans refused. So I am not sure what you are referring to.

telling people to show up to a meeting so you can lecture them is NOT working with the other side.

Nice try.

"I won".


I'd be pretty mad if I thought you believed any of this, but I don't think you do.
 
2012-06-04 10:47:35 PM
OK, let's see.
 
2012-06-04 10:48:03 PM
And the platitudes of today conceal the reality of Obama's current dynamic with McCain. The Arizona Republican remains one of the president's staunchest critics on everything from health care to foreign policy. He's also a vocal Romney supporter.

Oh...I think Obama is doing this on purpose, and for the most nefarious of purposes, actually.

I'll leave you to figure it out. Put it this way: Obama had a nice, middle-class, semi-suburban upbringing just like me. And this is something I'd do.
 
2012-06-04 10:48:35 PM

GAT_00: Bathia_Mapes: Lorelle: It's clear that Subby has been smoking something, because according to the linked article, Obama never said any such thing.

Indeed he did not.

Subby fails Reading Comprehension 101 miserably.

Which I will return to a previous point: the problem with Admins greening every damn thing just because it trolled hard enough is ruining this site.


I remember when Fark was just about funny news stories. The introduction of the tabs has had a detriment on the quality of this site.
 
2012-06-04 10:59:14 PM

cameroncrazy1984: tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: tenpoundsofcheese: fta: Brian Rogers, a spokesman for McCain, said Friday that if McCain and Obama "share so many priorities and are in such agreement, why didn't the president or his staff ever reach out to Senator McCain to work on them?''

oh snap!

the reason is that 0bama never has been and never will be willing work with the other side. "I won".

Well he tried to have meetings for the healthcare plan and republican refused to meet with Obama. There was other time he asked them to meet and the Republicans refused. So I am not sure what you are referring to.

telling people to show up to a meeting so you can lecture them is NOT working with the other side.

Nice try.

"I won".

I'd be pretty mad if I thought you believed any of this, but I don't think you do.


Yeah, even Alan Simpson thinks you're an asshole.
 
2012-06-04 11:09:25 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: [dragonballyee.blogs.com image 500x355]

Edsel: I think the president has a perfectly valid point. Imagine if McCain had won the election the first time he ran, in 2000.

I'd lke to think he'd have put all the effort into getting Bin Laden early on, and would have the moral fortitude to not Gitmo. Que sra sera...


He'd at least have read that bin Ladin memo and maybe prevented 9/11
 
2012-06-04 11:38:19 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: would have the moral fortitude to not Gitmo. Que sra sera...


That was the deal breaker for me. Watching him about face on that issue is when it was clear he was slave to the Republican derp.
 
2012-06-04 11:55:23 PM

Ed Finnerty: Sadly, McCain was more reasonable.

Wow.


McCain really wasn't all that unreasonable. He was just an old an practiced politician that had no idea how the modern world worked. He also had the bad habit of appeasing his base (the nutty part) too much.
 
2012-06-05 12:05:03 AM

pnhfitz: It's a shame he never became President....in the year 2000, for example.


While I used to think that the pre-Y2K McCain might have been a great
president, his complete lack of spine and principle post-Y2K gives shows that
he is not a strategic thinker, and had he been able to get the presidency he
might well have been as big a disaster as the GWB Administration.
 
2012-06-05 12:43:54 AM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: .....THIS picture should seal the deal.


OMFG! It's the most seamless, irretrievably brilliant argument against the GOP I've ever seen! A man and a woman standing next to each other waving! It's so obvious!
 
2012-06-05 12:58:04 AM

timujin: Perhaps this is because, as has been repeated multiple times here on Fark, the Republican's answer to losing the last election was to double down on the derp, then double down again and again until there's nothing left of reason. Compared to them, Grandpa Pancakes seems downright sane.


We were sold a bill of goods by Democrats and their economist, spending will save us from a bad economy. Three year later and 5 trillion dollars in spending what do we have, a bad economy. Doubling down on derp is the electing more Democrats promising government spending will som how save us, let's just ask the Greeks how that worked out.
 
2012-06-05 01:23:27 AM
Actually, I agree with Obama. If McCain had been elected in 2000, this country would probably be better off.
 
2012-06-05 02:12:31 AM
I see what he did there.

Romney can't even get him into a cold sweat about "what if the bastard won?"
 
2012-06-05 03:29:02 AM
Obama says approving stuff about breathing oxygen.

GOP, all too predictably, throws tantrum, and threatens to holds breath until it turns blue.
 
2012-06-05 05:19:51 AM
I miss John McCain. You know why? Because of this.

I would not vote for John McCain, and I do agree with his views or the views of the Republican party. But none of the republican presidential candidates would do anything like this. They sit and let that kind of stupid rhetoric spew, and they say nothing, do nothing to stop it. That's how far down the party has sunk.
 
2012-06-05 05:38:44 AM
After some of the comments Obama made at Bush's portrait hanging, I am thinking Obama really, really hates W. These comments underline that.

Not that there is anything wrong with an intense personal hatred of someone that just rubs you the wrong way. He might be showing it too much though.

SN1987a goes boom
McCain really wasn't all that unreasonable. He was just an old an practiced politician that had no idea how the modern world worked. He also had the bad habit of appeasing his base (the nutty part) too much.


To give credit to McCain, he saw the base turning right, and Palin was a reasonable risk that was very poorly vetted. Do you think any republican running against a competent Democrat could have won after the shiat W just took on the office of the POTUS?
 
2012-06-05 06:06:44 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Lorelle: It's clear that Subby has been smoking something, because according to the linked article, Obama never said any such thing.

Indeed he did not.

Subby fails Reading Comprehension 101 miserably.


Wait, what? A Fark headline that is in some way disingenuous?

*Faith in humanity completely and utterly shattered*

I will never trust again!

That cheerfully noted, what actually was the point to Obama's remarks waxing nostalgic for a "reasonable" opponent?

It's all a way of drawing a contrast with Obama's current Republican presidential opponent, Mitt Romney, and trying to convince crucial independent voters that the GOP challenger is outside the mainstream.

Makes sense.

Case in point, McCain correcting the crazy TeabagLady and Romney not challenging the other crazy lady assertions that Obama was a "traitor".

McCain insisting that birtherism be left out of his campaign while Romney hangs with the Donald for cash and nutter cred.

In direct comparison to Mittens the soul-less, unprincipled wind sock, Senator McCain comes off looking like a class act.

There are some very good reasons McCain beat Rmoney last time out.

Obama does well to remind folks of that.
 
2012-06-05 06:06:56 AM

Enemabag Jones: After some of the comments Obama made at Bush's portrait hanging, I am thinking Obama really, really hates W. These comments underline that.

Not that there is anything wrong with an intense personal hatred of someone that just rubs you the wrong way. He might be showing it too much though.

SN1987a goes boom
McCain really wasn't all that unreasonable. He was just an old an practiced politician that had no idea how the modern world worked. He also had the bad habit of appeasing his base (the nutty part) too much.

To give credit to McCain, he saw the base turning right, and Palin was a reasonable risk that was very poorly vetted. Do you think any republican running against a competent Democrat could have won after the shiat W just took on the office of the POTUS?


Which comments Obama made at the portrait hanging?
 
2012-06-05 08:34:22 AM
I myself might have voted for John McCain, had he not chosen the Queen of the Dipshiats as his running mate.
 
2012-06-05 09:51:21 AM
McCain at least had the spine to stand up to his crazy followers and tell them they were incorrect. Romney stands next to them on stage. Anything to get 1 more vote.

I wonder when he will start blowing swing voters in an airport bathroom to get their vote.
 
2012-06-05 12:07:12 PM

Liberalbutthurt: timujin: Perhaps this is because, as has been repeated multiple times here on Fark, the Republican's answer to losing the last election was to double down on the derp, then double down again and again until there's nothing left of reason. Compared to them, Grandpa Pancakes seems downright sane.

We were sold a bill of goods by Democrats and their economist, spending will save us from a bad economy. Three year later and 5 trillion dollars in spending what do we have, a bad economy. Doubling down on derp is the electing more Democrats promising government spending will som how save us, let's just ask the Greeks how that worked out.


I don't see how McCain and Palin would have done better and, since I believe they would have continued the failed policies of the previous administration, think it would have actually been much, much worse.

The only small hope would be that McCain would shove his original legislation, McCain/Feingold, back through congress.
 
2012-06-05 03:24:43 PM

Edsel: I think the president has a perfectly valid point. Imagine if McCain had won the election the first time he ran, in 2000.


Yeah, Iraq and Iran would have been nuked by now.
 
2012-06-05 03:25:48 PM

timujin: The only small hope would be that McCain would shove his original legislation, McCain/Feingold, back through congress.


The parts that were struck down as unconstitutional? That makes sense.
 
2012-06-05 03:27:40 PM
Summercat,
Which comments Obama made at the portrait hanging?


This is a pro-Bush biased source so not all of the editoral comments apply. Some of the comments Obama made are that fine line between thank you and f**k you, it started on your term.

I personally think Bush knew he fell quite short and is sucking it up as he knows better. Then again the president really only has so much control of the economy, except the ability to cut taxes.

Link
 
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