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(The Daily Show)   Someday the Republicans will learn that "Watergate" is not a word of power that will eliminate their foes if repeated enough times   (thedailyshow.com) divider line 195
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2012-06-27 12:52:01 PM  
No, they won't.
 
2012-06-27 12:59:24 PM  
The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us."
 
2012-06-27 01:20:59 PM  
Republicans will learn

Of this I'm skeptical.
 
2012-06-27 01:21:45 PM  
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2012-06-27 01:21:54 PM  
Can't watch video here, and didn't watch daily last night.

Is this about F&F, or the "leaked" info?

Either way the next person who adds a -gate to a contraversy needs a kick in the nuts.
 
2012-06-27 01:22:34 PM  
This is Jon Stewart's Watergate.
 
2012-06-27 01:23:07 PM  

CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."


FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.
 
2012-06-27 01:23:56 PM  

liam76: Can't watch video here, and didn't watch daily last night.

Is this about F&F, or the "leaked" info?

Either way the next person who adds a -gate to a contraversy needs a kick in the nuts.


It was more or less making fun of the fact that the GOP tries to make everything Obama or his administration does wrong, sound like its worse than Watergate.

Its pretty much the Fox who cried Watergate.
 
2012-06-27 01:24:27 PM  

liam76: Can't watch video here, and didn't watch daily last night.

Is this about F&F, or the "leaked" info?

Either way the next person who adds a -gate to a contraversy needs a kick in the nuts.


Both.

And pretty much every thing else during this administration that republicans tried to make a big deal about
 
2012-06-27 01:24:57 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."

FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.


True, Nixon would be seen as far too liberal for Republicans these days.
 
2012-06-27 01:25:13 PM  
Ahh yes, a failed program with good intentions is certainly the equivalent of an intentional effort to cheat in a Presidential election.
 
2012-06-27 01:25:15 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."

FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.


To be fair, if it wasnt for Nixon and his crew, the South wouldnt be so Republican.
 
2012-06-27 01:25:30 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."

FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.


That's correct; Nixon had significantly more class and a higher order of ethics compared to today's Republicans.
 
2012-06-27 01:26:47 PM  

CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us."


Well, they can't very well call it "Obama's Lewinski".

OTOH, she was kind of fast, if you know what I mean, and I bet she was furious about the stained dress, so maybe it does fit.
 
2012-06-27 01:31:02 PM  
Remember, though, even they're on Fox News, they ARE television people, which makes them much smarter than their viewers; the rest of us know that they don't REALLY believe it when they say "F&F" is the president's "Watergate."

They're saying it only cuz they know their audience is stupid enough to believe it.
 
2012-06-27 01:31:19 PM  
It's more like Obama's Teapot Dome.
 
2012-06-27 01:31:45 PM  
Waterloo was Napoleon's Watergate.
 
2012-06-27 01:33:58 PM  
Nixon resigned on national television.

/you dolt
 
2012-06-27 01:35:27 PM  
Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?
 
2012-06-27 01:38:25 PM  
Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.
 
2012-06-27 01:38:35 PM  

heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?


You're telling me they don't

Meant to be a question but my question mark button isn't working.
 
2012-06-27 01:39:19 PM  

heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?


Know how I know you don't watch the Daily Show?
 
2012-06-27 01:39:54 PM  
THIS IS OBAMA'S WAR OF JENKIN'S EAR!
 
2012-06-27 01:40:19 PM  

Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.


He's never going to live that down. The backpedaling he did was even funnier.
 
2012-06-27 01:40:57 PM  

heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?


If both sides were equally deserving of ridicule, sure. They're not, so no, I don't think TDS should exhibit a false sense of balance.
 
2012-06-27 01:42:31 PM  

Summoner101: Galloping Galoshes: CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."

FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.

True, Nixon would be seen as far too liberal for Republicans these days.


He would be to liberal for Democrats these days.
 
2012-06-27 01:43:57 PM  

heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?


No. It'd be nice if the news media would do that, but the Daily Show is trying to be funny, and one side is producing a hell of a lot more laugh-worthy material than the other.

Stewart's taken plenty of digs at the Democrats in the past few weeks though. Maybe you should actually watch it every now and then instead of just being mildly disgusted at what you think it is.
 
2012-06-27 01:44:00 PM  

valar_morghulis: heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?

Know how I know you don't watch the Daily Show?


Maybe he missed that week of ripping on Bloomberg (D) for his soda ban?
 
2012-06-27 01:44:08 PM  
Watergate broke Nixon like Vietnam broke Johnson. Then that asshole Ford pardoned Tricky Dick.
 
2012-06-27 01:44:29 PM  

qorkfiend: heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?

If both sides were equally deserving of ridicule, sure. They're not, so no, I don't think TDS should exhibit a false sense of balance.


The Republicans just lend themselves to being mocked easier.
 
2012-06-27 01:45:02 PM  

Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.


Most of those alts are still around, the mods tolerate 'em. It's why I've not renewed my TF in years. We tracked 'em. Alts are dumb and always screw up, leave hints, etc. A bunch of us knew who they were. Alas. They drive pagehits.

I chatted with Drew about it once, too. He said in 2008, there was a concerted effort multiple times to troll through, spam the link queue, etc, with politically-leaning or such stories, with misleading headlines, hit the thread, etc. Wonder what'll be like this year.
 
2012-06-27 01:45:07 PM  

heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?


Wouldn't it be great if you weren't so victimized and didn't have your own Mama's-nipple news network to reassure you of how evil the rest of the world can be?
 
2012-06-27 01:46:04 PM  

incendi: No. It'd be nice if the news media would do that


They do, If you like false equivalency in the name of balance just check out politifact.
 
2012-06-27 01:47:10 PM  

heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?


Yeah, like the part where for two years they refused to make jokes about the possibility of the President being from Kenya, despite it being an objectively false conspiracy theory asserted solely by white supremacists.....
 
2012-06-27 01:48:04 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."

FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.

No Of course Nixon doesn't equal Republicans he proposed the EPA, recoginized China etc, so Nixon would be a Democrat today, so I guess that proves some how that Democrats are the real party of corruption.
 
2012-06-27 01:50:22 PM  
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!
 
2012-06-27 01:50:53 PM  

heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?


Wouldn't it be great if you shut the fark up?
 
2012-06-27 01:51:46 PM  

Jake Havechek: Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.

He's never going to live that down. The backpedaling he did was even funnier.


I must have missed that. What happened?
 
2012-06-27 01:51:51 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."

FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.


Correct. the only Republican before Reagan was Lincoln, and that's only when the GOP is patronizing the black demographic.

/Remember, he freed the slaves, but he did NOT kick the South's ass.
 
2012-06-27 01:52:10 PM  
So what happens when they say "Watergate" 3 times? Does Betelgeuse, Bloody Mary, Biggie Smalls or Zombie Nixion show up?
 
2012-06-27 01:53:46 PM  
This is Obama's Drop Site Massacre on Isstvan V
 
2012-06-27 01:55:04 PM  
Posted in another thread; but Rick Perry pretty much symbolizes the intelligence of the typical Contard:

BOB SCHIEFFER: What exactly are you accusing the President of here, Governor?

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY: I don't know.


Link
 
2012-06-27 01:55:42 PM  
Republicans have been doing a hell of a job at redefining history. Repeating lies so many times that people forget the original truth.
 
2012-06-27 01:57:44 PM  

NateGrey: Posted in another thread; but Rick Perry pretty much symbolizes the intelligence of the typical Contard:

BOB SCHIEFFER: What exactly are you accusing the President of here, Governor?

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY: I don't know.


Link


That should be part of this DS clip
 
2012-06-27 02:00:26 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Correct. the only Republican before Reagan was Lincoln, and that's only when the GOP is patronizing the black demographic.

/Remember, he freed the slaves, but he did NOT kick the South's ass.


True, that would be Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Logan, Thomas, Ord, Scofield, McPherson, Foote, Dahlgren, Meade, etc., and a host of thousands.

/With a nice assist from John Bell Hood during the Atlanta campaign. And Pillow. And Bragg (occasionally), etc.
 
2012-06-27 02:02:09 PM  
PLAMEGATE PLAMEGATE PLAMEGATE!
 
2012-06-27 02:02:51 PM  

anfrind: Jake Havechek: Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.

He's never going to live that down. The backpedaling he did was even funnier.

I must have missed that. What happened?


Link
 
2012-06-27 02:08:26 PM  

Mrtraveler01: liam76: Can't watch video here, and didn't watch daily last night.

Is this about F&F, or the "leaked" info?

Either way the next person who adds a -gate to a contraversy needs a kick in the nuts.

It was more or less making fun of the fact that the GOP tries to make everything Obama or his administration does wrong, sound like its worse than Watergate.

Its pretty much the Fox who cried Watergate.


Codenamechaz: Both.

And pretty much every thing else during this administration that republicans tried to make a big deal about


I agree with liam76! C'mon, media! It's been four decades! Can't you come up with a new suffix for scandals!? Must the name of a fine luxury hotel be forever linked with the very concept of scandals? And not even limited to political scandals! "Climategate" (okay, there are politcal ramifications to that one)? Apple's iPhone 4 "antennagate"? I mean, come on!

Okay, "Whitewatergate" was kinda clever. But none of the others have been!
Especially not "Contragate," since liam's own, er, spellinggate showed a much better name for that: "Iran-Contraversy"!



anfrind: Jake Havechek: Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.

He's never going to live that down. The backpedaling he did was even funnier.

I must have missed that. What happened?


Seconded? Linkie would be nice.
 
2012-06-27 02:08:29 PM  

Jake Havechek: Watergate broke Nixon like Vietnam broke Johnson. Then that asshole Ford pardoned Tricky Dick.


Much like the current administration Ford understood that going after previous presidents for crimes real or imagined would amount to nothing more than political theater that would do more harm than good to the country.
 
2012-06-27 02:11:37 PM  

I alone am best: PLAMEGATE PLAMEGATE PLAMEGATE!


What about it?
 
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