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(Politico)   The executive director of the DNC reacts to the Obamacare ruling with all the quiet, gracious-in-victory dignity you'd expect: "IT'S CONSTITUTIONAL, BIATCHES"   (politico.com) divider line 462
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2012-06-28 01:53:15 PM
Your tears are delicious, subby.
 
2012-06-28 01:54:45 PM
Sarah Palin?

Automatically president.
 
2012-06-28 01:58:03 PM

MayContainHorseGluten: Your tears are delicious, subby.


Subby here. I'm actually rather surprised at the ruling; I expected the only real question to be whether the mandate was severable. But no, I'm not gnashing my teeth and tearing out my hair. We'll see how well the bill works now in real life.

But the reason I submitted this is because gloating like that is just plain undignified, and doggone if I don't wish politicians on both sides of the aisle to show the same decorum as, say, a Little League team that just won.

But that may be expecting too much.
 
2012-06-28 01:58:17 PM
You know what? I'm not going to hear about graciousness in victory from a bunch of cocktards who celebrated when the United States lost the chance to host the Olympics.
 
2012-06-28 02:00:44 PM
As if the Republicans wouldn't do the same if it had been dismissed.

They'd be on the rooftops mooning passers-by and crowing about how the will of the people had been done.
 
2012-06-28 02:01:53 PM

what_now: a bunch of cocktards who celebrated when the United States lost the chance to host the Olympics


As one of those aforementioned cocktards, let me just say that A. I thought it was silly of the president to go beg for his country to host the Olympics, B. I don't really care where they hold the Olympics, and C. I was, however, impressed that Obama told the crowd to stop booing at Romney.

Like I said, there's no reason a politician can't show some class.
 
2012-06-28 02:02:31 PM
That's a classless comment for someone in his position.
 
2012-06-28 02:03:15 PM

Chariset: As if the Republicans wouldn't do the same if it had been dismissed.


Sadly, you're probably right. I wish both sides could say "Look; we all fought hard for our positions in this, but the verdict is in. Let's work together to make this the best solution possible."

But that's probably asking too much.
 
2012-06-28 02:03:47 PM

Sensei Can You See: A. I thought it was silly of the president to go beg for his country to host the Olympics


...why? Every single nation on earth considers it an honor. It raises a LOT of money.

Why, exactly, would you be opposed to it?
 
2012-06-28 02:04:11 PM

Sensei Can You See: But the reason I submitted this is because gloating like that is just plain undignified, and doggone if I don't wish politicians on both sides of the aisle to show the same decorum as, say, a Little League team that just won.


I actually agree with you. And the guy's a f*cking moron for not being able to keep it in his pants.
 
2012-06-28 02:07:59 PM

what_now: Sensei Can You See: A. I thought it was silly of the president to go beg for his country to host the Olympics

...why? Every single nation on earth considers it an honor. It raises a LOT of money.

Why, exactly, would you be opposed to it?


Oh, don't get me wrong -- I understand it's an honor and that it generates money and all that. But the president is, IMHO, supposed to be above inserting himself into that sort of thing.

IIRC Obama's the first president in history to actually ask the Olympic committee to host the games in the US. That's not his job, if you ask me. I just thought it was undignified. He at least could have sent someone else on the nation's behalf or something.

To me that was like if the president appealed a referee's call in a basketball game that was against his hometown team.
 
2012-06-28 02:12:39 PM

sigdiamond2000: Sensei Can You See: But the reason I submitted this is because gloating like that is just plain undignified, and doggone if I don't wish politicians on both sides of the aisle to show the same decorum as, say, a Little League team that just won.

I actually agree with you. And the guy's a f*cking moron for not being able to keep it in his pants.


This. Like I said, we expect farking CHILDREN to walk over to the losing team and say "Good game, guys" and shake hands. But politicians ain't got time for that shiat.
 
2012-06-28 02:14:56 PM

Sensei Can You See: what_now: a bunch of cocktards who celebrated when the United States lost the chance to host the Olympics

As one of those aforementioned cocktards, let me just say that A. I thought it was silly of the president to go beg for his country to host the Olympics, B. I don't really care where they hold the Olympics, and C. I was, however, impressed that Obama told the crowd to stop booing at Romney.

Like I said, there's no reason a politician can't show some class.


Are you kidding me?

Let the Democrats - and those in need of health care - have some freakin' glory. Do you know what it's like for Democrats lately? Have you seen the news? They're trapped in a country with INSANE people. Pants-on-head-insane. Let them gloat!
 
2012-06-28 02:15:10 PM
As we are already off topic, I am closing this thread.

Wait, I don't have that power, so instead I'll comment on the Olympics thing.

POTUS got involved and tried to get the Olympics to come to America. Republicans were against that and vocally cheered us losing out.

That was a clear as day indicator that Republicans hate Obama more than they love America.

And that is disgusting. All the people who cheered losing the Olympics were not cheering because they thought "the president should be above inserting himself into that kind of thing*."

They were cheering because THIS president DID get involved, and they want him to fail in EVERYTHING he does. And they will disregard whether it is good for the country completely in their hatred for everything he does.

Pitiful, unAmerican and detestable, each and every person who cheered.



*not saying SenseiCanYouSee was one of them, just using his quote
 
2012-06-28 02:19:46 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: As we are already off topic, I am closing this thread.

Wait, I don't have that power, so instead I'll comment on the Olympics thing.

POTUS got involved and tried to get the Olympics to come to America. Republicans were against that and vocally cheered us losing out.

...


Excellent comment. Thank you.
 
2012-06-28 02:19:57 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: *not saying SenseiCanYouSee was one of them, just using his quote


Shrug. Appreciate that.

Pointing out something awful the other party did doesn't absolve anyone of the responsibility to call for better behavior in one's own party. The Obama posters with a Hitler mustache are already showing up and it's stupid and embarrassing, so matter what you think of ACA.
 
2012-06-28 02:25:29 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: POTUS got involved and tried to get the Olympics to come to America. Republicans were against that and vocally cheered us losing out.


i remember that day. it was one of the most obscene, disgusting things i'd ever heard. i read that the staff newsroom at the washington times erupted in cheers when chicago lost its bid. fark republicans. fark them in the ear. they hate america more than a thousand bin ladens.
 
2012-06-28 02:32:03 PM
For god sake, when's the last time anyone in politics was dignified? If someone isn't crying on tv they're telling tar baby jokes to their constituents, shouting at the president during his speeches, or turning down invitations to the White House.

But oooohhhhh...Dems celebrating the constitutionality of health care is a bad thing. Sure. whatever.
 
2012-06-28 02:39:36 PM
While I thought it was hilarious, I also think that's a surprisingly crass thing for someone in his position to write. I'd feel the same way if the main page of whitehouse.gov showed a new splash screen of Obama crotch-chopping with an audio clip playing of him yelling "I MANDATE THAT YOU KISS MY ASS".
 
2012-06-28 02:46:38 PM

Quasar: While I thought it was hilarious, I also think that's a surprisingly crass thing for someone in his position to write. I'd feel the same way if the main page of whitehouse.gov showed a new splash screen of Obama crotch-chopping with an audio clip playing of him yelling "I MANDATE THAT YOU KISS MY ASS".


I don't care if he's God himself, have we reached the point that a twitter feed has the exact same weight as official White House communications?
 
2012-06-28 02:51:51 PM
This is a big farking deal.
 
2012-06-28 03:02:10 PM

Sensei Can You See: A. I thought it was silly of the president to go beg for his country to host the Olympics


beg? oh yeah you are just so independent and above the fray, why can't everyone be as civilized as you
 
2012-06-28 03:10:24 PM

Quasar: a new splash screen of Obama crotch-chopping with an audio clip playing of him yelling "I MANDATE THAT YOU KISS MY ASS".


If he did that I'd donate SO much money to his campaign
 
2012-06-28 03:17:34 PM
That's not spiking the football, that's shoving up their arse.

/approves
 
2012-06-28 03:18:26 PM
I know Obama is not supposed to take credit for anything. Is this another one of those cases where he should be calling up Dubya and thanking him?
 
2012-06-28 03:19:22 PM

what_now: You know what? I'm not going to hear about graciousness in victory from a bunch of cocktards who celebrated when the United States lost the chance to host the Olympics.


How about when they applauded the US losing its triple A credit rating?
 
2012-06-28 03:22:27 PM

mrshowrules: That's not spiking the football, that's shoving up their arse.

/approves


I came here to say its not spiking the football so much as doing a Lambeau Leap followed by a gatorade bath.
 
2012-06-28 03:45:32 PM

Quasar: While I thought it was hilarious, I also think that's a surprisingly crass thing for someone in his position to write. I'd feel the same way if the main page of whitehouse.gov showed a new splash screen of Obama crotch-chopping with an audio clip playing of him yelling "I MANDATE THAT YOU KISS MY ASS".


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I can't say I'd complain if Obama and Biden walked out in the Rose Garden and did exactly this. With the fireworks included.
 
2012-06-28 03:58:08 PM

robsul82: Quasar: While I thought it was hilarious, I also think that's a surprisingly crass thing for someone in his position to write. I'd feel the same way if the main page of whitehouse.gov showed a new splash screen of Obama crotch-chopping with an audio clip playing of him yelling "I MANDATE THAT YOU KISS MY ASS".

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I can't say I'd complain if Obama and Biden walked out in the Rose Garden and did exactly this. With the fireworks included.


They'd need to do the HBK/HHH flexing pose, too.
 
2012-06-28 03:59:45 PM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-28 04:01:37 PM

kronicfeld: That's a classless comment for someone in his position.


Yeah. That sort of sexism won't play well with women voters.
 
2012-06-28 04:02:49 PM
Jordon Wright · Top Commenter · Springfield, Missouri
Laugh it up....until Romney pounces. This isn't a winning issue for the Dems.

Romney, it's your move.


And it is for Romney?

Romney's only viable argument against it was the individual mandate at the national level. That is no longer a viable argument. It passed Constitutional muster. He no longer has the magic exemption that the Massachusetts Constitution permitted it.
 
2012-06-28 04:04:15 PM
F*cl being gracious. I'm sick of it. It hasn't worked.

Democrats and liberals need to get down in the dirt with Republicans and right-wingers and fight things out their way. It's all they understand or respect.
 
2012-06-28 04:04:49 PM

kronicfeld: That's a classless comment for someone in his position.


This is where I come down. I don't mind that someone said this (although I think "biatch" is a word that shouldn't be trivialized). I do kind of mind about THE DIRECTOR OF THE DNC TWEETING IT.
 
2012-06-28 04:06:14 PM
All this shows to me is that everyone is pretty much the same. Republicans did it in the Wisconsin recall thread and now Democrats are doing it in the Obamacare thread. I wish things would be more civil but maybe that is not who we are as a populace. "They do it so we are going to do it too" seems to rule the day.
 
2012-06-28 04:06:32 PM

Sensei Can You See: what_now: Sensei Can You See: A. I thought it was silly of the president to go beg for his country to host the Olympics

...why? Every single nation on earth considers it an honor. It raises a LOT of money.

Why, exactly, would you be opposed to it?

Oh, don't get me wrong -- I understand it's an honor and that it generates money and all that. But the president is, IMHO, supposed to be above inserting himself into that sort of thing.

IIRC Obama's the first president in history to actually ask the Olympic committee to host the games in the US. That's not his job, if you ask me. I just thought it was undignified. He at least could have sent someone else on the nation's behalf or something.

To me that was like if the president appealed a referee's call in a basketball game that was against his hometown team.


I am not so sure it generates revenue.
 
2012-06-28 04:07:45 PM

FishyFred: kronicfeld: That's a classless comment for someone in his position.

This is where I come down. I don't mind that someone said this (although I think "biatch" is a word that shouldn't be trivialized). I do kind of mind about THE DIRECTOR OF THE DNC TWEETING IT.


He might not be Director for too much longer. I'm not sure if Obama abides that type immaturity. At minimum he has to come up with a much stronger apology.
 
2012-06-28 04:09:03 PM

Jackson Herring: Sensei Can You See: A. I thought it was silly of the president to go beg for his country to host the Olympics

beg? oh yeah you are just so independent and above the fray, why can't everyone be as civilized as you


Both sides are bad, so the Olympics are just a front for the U.N.'s Agenda 21 and those hot young gymnasts are there to sap your precious essence and make you a socialist, so vote bootstrappy.
 
2012-06-28 04:10:58 PM

Diogenes: Jordon Wright · Top Commenter · Springfield, Missouri
Laugh it up....until Romney pounces. This isn't a winning issue for the Dems.

Romney, it's your move.

And it is for Romney?

Romney's only viable argument against it was the individual mandate at the national level. That is no longer a viable argument. It passed Constitutional muster. He no longer has the magic exemption that the Massachusetts Constitution permitted it.


He has a stronger argument now. He can say that he has to be elected to repeal it because it is wrong to the Federal Government to force this on the States even if it is Constitutional.

If it would have been shot down: a) he would still have to defend his public mandate solution at the state level b) would lose credibility as the person to pass true reform c) would really be put on the spot to indicate what he will do

Now he just has to keep on saying repeal and replace. I don't see this hurting him at all but it wouldn't surprise me if he manages to fark it up some way.
 
2012-06-28 04:13:02 PM
After years of hearing about death panels and Socialism and all the other bullshiat the Republicans have been screaming, I don't blame the Democrats for gloating.
 
2012-06-28 04:15:39 PM

born_yesterday: Both sides are bad, so the Olympics are just a front for the U.N.'s Agenda 21 and those hot young gymnasts are there to sap your precious essence and make you a socialist, so vote bootstrappy.


look man, I'm just saying it was not cool for the bower-in-chief to crawl on his hands and knees and beg for the Olympics, and also that liberals should raise the level of their discourse
 
2012-06-28 04:18:31 PM

Sensei Can You See: IIRC Obama's the first president in history to actually ask the Olympic committee to host the games in the US.


I'm going to go ahead and call CITATION NEEDED.
 
2012-06-28 04:19:11 PM

mrshowrules: Now he just has to keep on saying repeal and replace. I don't see this hurting him at all but it wouldn't surprise me if he manages to fark it up some way.


Maybe not. But it infuriates me that he's allowed to get away with this. He actually gave a solid defense of the mandate during the primary debates.

But why is it good at the state level and not the national? Notice I said "good" and not "permissible." The only explanation Romney's given is that it was permissible at the state level. But that doesn't make it good.

So I say to Mr. Romney - You defended your program by demonstrating how we all pay for the uninsured, and a mandate with a penalty is means of containing costs and increasing participation. Absent a nationalized individual mandate, how do you propose we pay for the health care needs of the of the uninsured? Why should responsible taxpayers pay for the care of the uninsured?
 
2012-06-28 04:19:23 PM

Sensei Can You See: doggone if I don't wish politicians on both sides of the aisle to show the same decorum as, say, a Little League team that just won.


Nice try at BSAB, but I have you flagged in Freeper Pink for a reason. For years now.

/SVR
 
2012-06-28 04:24:48 PM

what_now: Sensei Can You See: A. I thought it was silly of the president to go beg for his country to host the Olympics

...why? Every single nation on earth considers it an honor. It raises a LOT of money.


The revenue is high, the net profits are debatable (most people don't figure in all the maintenance needed for the facilities after they're built, security, hell, money spent bribing the IOC to have it in their country, etc). There's a lot of now-unused Olympic facilities out there.
 
2012-06-28 04:30:54 PM

Diogenes: mrshowrules: Now he just has to keep on saying repeal and replace. I don't see this hurting him at all but it wouldn't surprise me if he manages to fark it up some way.

Maybe not. But it infuriates me that he's allowed to get away with this. He actually gave a solid defense of the mandate during the primary debates.

But why is it good at the state level and not the national? Notice I said "good" and not "permissible." The only explanation Romney's given is that it was permissible at the state level. But that doesn't make it good.

So I say to Mr. Romney - You defended your program by demonstrating how we all pay for the uninsured, and a mandate with a penalty is means of containing costs and increasing participation. Absent a nationalized individual mandate, how do you propose we pay for the health care needs of the of the uninsured? Why should responsible taxpayers pay for the care of the uninsured?


Because DC is bad. Federal Government bad. Big Government bad. State's rights sells well to his base and even to some Independents. The mandate was always a weakness in his campaign but not any more so after this ruling. It being overturned would have been much trickier for him to deal with IMHO. Not really sure.

I don't see this as a victory for either Obama or the DNC. Perhaps a vindication. Mostly it is just a complete failure of the tea party and that is why it gives me a happy.
 
2012-06-28 04:47:50 PM
Real classy...

UPDATE: In a more somber tweet a few minutes ago, Gaspard curbed his enthusiasm:

"I let my scotus excitement get the better of me."


That which has been tweeted, cannot be un-tweeted
 
2012-06-28 04:52:52 PM
that could have been handled better...but I don't fault the DNC for their enthusiasm.
 
2012-06-28 04:55:59 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Real classy...

UPDATE: In a more somber tweet a few minutes ago, Gaspard curbed his enthusiasm:

"I let my scotus excitement get the better of me."

That which has been tweeted, cannot be un-tweeted


Well, who among us hasn't let their scrotal excitement get the better of them?
 
2012-06-28 04:58:45 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Real classy...

UPDATE: In a more somber tweet a few minutes ago, Gaspard curbed his enthusiasm:

"I let my scotus excitement get the better of me."

That which has been tweeted, cannot be un-tweeted


Do not call up that which ye cannot put down!

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