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(Salon)   The GOP can't decide if Obama is the worst president in the history of the world, or the WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD   (salon.com) divider line 100
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2012-07-30 11:27:03 AM  
Read it in his voice.

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Then read it in his voice.

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2012-07-30 11:50:59 AM  
Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...
 
2012-07-30 12:57:40 PM  
Speaks volumes about who is in control of the party.
 
2012-07-30 01:20:05 PM  
While I totally think he's right, that was not a great article. The author used 745 words to say "They really don't like him".

I think we had picked up on that already.
 
2012-07-30 01:28:17 PM  
Considering this is the worst congress. Ever. . .
 
2012-07-30 01:29:26 PM  
Even though he has done a lot of stuff that is to the right of Clinton or even Reagan, there is just something about him that makes the GOP hate him. I just can't imagine what it could be.
 
2012-07-30 01:34:52 PM  

hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...


Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?
 
2012-07-30 01:36:12 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Even though he has done a lot of stuff that is to the right of Clinton or even Reagan, there is just something about him that makes the GOP hate him. I just can't imagine what it could be.


You know what would be funny? If Obama stood up today in the Rose Garden and said, "After some long, hard thought, I've decided to switch parties. I'm now a Republican."

I wonder what would happen?
 
2012-07-30 01:39:23 PM  

propasaurus: hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...

Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?


I don't know. It's like everything he does is a black mark in their book.
 
2012-07-30 01:55:46 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: propasaurus: hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...

Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?

I don't know. It's like everything he does is a black mark in their book.


I don't know what it is that pisses them off, but whatever it is he's got it in spades.
 
2012-07-30 02:17:42 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: AdolfOliverPanties: propasaurus: hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...

Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?

I don't know. It's like everything he does is a black mark in their book.

I don't know what it is that pisses them off, but whatever it is he's got it in spades.


Well the American public are on to him and I'd say that the jig is up
 
2012-07-30 02:21:45 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: AdolfOliverPanties: propasaurus: hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...

Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?

I don't know. It's like everything he does is a black mark in their book.

I don't know what it is that pisses them off, but whatever it is he's got it in spades.


Seriously, he has totally spooked them somehow.
 
2012-07-30 02:24:55 PM  

hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...


Exactly! He stole their ideas! That's worse than socialism!
 
2012-07-30 02:25:32 PM  

dramboxf: You know what would be funny? If Obama stood up today in the Rose Garden and said, "After some long, hard thought, I've decided to switch parties. I'm now a Republican."

I wonder what would happen?


People who voted for him under the misguided hope that he'd end the Afghanistan war, repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich, put some teeth on Wall Street regulations, end our torturing of prisoners overseas, et al, would probably say, "What's this 'NOW a Republican' shiat?"
 
2012-07-30 02:26:55 PM  
Authoritarian Collectivist Dictator-for-life and PresiDebt Taxbongo HUSSEIN ObaMarx al-Chicago is more evil than the combined evil of Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Vladmir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Josef Mengele, Vlad the Impaler, Emperor Hirohito, Ivan the Terrible, King Leopold II, Idi Amin, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Attila the Hun, Elizabeth Bathory, Irma Grese, Queen Isabella, Timothy McVeigh, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, the Zodiac Killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert Fish, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Lord Voldemort, Sauron, Hannibal Lecter, Vito and Michael Corleone, Nurse Ratched, Joffrey Baratheon, Aerys Targaryan, Magneto, Lex Luthor, the Joker, Galactus, Thanos, Davros, the Master, Rassilon, Cthulhu, Beelzebub, and Satan all tetrated to the hyperpower of Graham's number.
 
2012-07-30 02:28:35 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: hillbillypharmacist: AdolfOliverPanties: propasaurus: hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...

Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?

I don't know. It's like everything he does is a black mark in their book.

I don't know what it is that pisses them off, but whatever it is he's got it in spades.

Seriously, he has totally spooked them somehow.



It's not about what he has done, it's about the race for the White House.
 
2012-07-30 02:29:40 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: hillbillypharmacist: AdolfOliverPanties: propasaurus: hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...

Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?

I don't know. It's like everything he does is a black mark in their book.

I don't know what it is that pisses them off, but whatever it is he's got it in spades.

Seriously, he has totally spooked them somehow.


It's as if the president is near...their position on the political spectrum
 
2012-07-30 02:29:48 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: hillbillypharmacist: AdolfOliverPanties: propasaurus: hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...

Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?

I don't know. It's like everything he does is a black mark in their book.

I don't know what it is that pisses them off, but whatever it is he's got it in spades.

Seriously, he has totally spooked them somehow.


They are certainly nubianrdly with their praise.

/Will it make it?
 
2012-07-30 02:30:24 PM  

GameSprocket: AdolfOliverPanties: hillbillypharmacist: AdolfOliverPanties: propasaurus: hubiestubert: Which is odd considering how much he has done that pretty much they've been looking to enact for some time...

Hmm, what could possibly be coloring their perception of him?

I don't know. It's like everything he does is a black mark in their book.

I don't know what it is that pisses them off, but whatever it is he's got it in spades.

Seriously, he has totally spooked them somehow.

They are certainly nubianrdly with their praise.

/Will it make it?


nope
 
2012-07-30 02:30:33 PM  
So it leads me to ask: Can we say, finally, that no Democratic president has ever been hated by Republicans quite as much as Barack Obama?

Er, I kinda lean toward Clinton. He was attacked with one vast right-wing conspiracy after another, then brought up for impeachment over a beej.
 
2012-07-30 02:32:41 PM  
Some of my mother's friends (they're all in their late 50's, early 60's) came over for a birthday celebration the other day. One of the women told me, a little drunk but in complete seriousness, "Obama is the worst thing to happen to this country." Her boyfriend, being the sheer wit that he is, added, "Well, at least Carter isn't the worst president any more."


I gave up trying to talk politics with her after I had to explain to her several times that hospitals have to treat everyone who comes to the emergency room (a law, I didn't bother adding, that was passed under Reagan). She didn't seem to understand that whether they want to or not, the government is shouldering the cost of catastrophic coverage for many, many people too poor to afford health care.

She told me we should repeal that law, too.
 
2012-07-30 02:34:30 PM  

EyeballKid: People who voted for him under the misguided hope that he'd end the Afghanistan war,


Why did anyone vote for him on this, when he repeatedly campaigned on the notion that he would increase our efforts in Afghanistan?
 
2012-07-30 02:34:37 PM  
Wurst President. He's the one in the middle.
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2012-07-30 02:35:21 PM  
Hey, Salon:

How about giving me the option to "view as a single page"? Or how about not hiding the full text behind some assholey script server that I'm not going to waste my time trying to find because I have shiat to do like post on Fark about your shiatty script-hosting?

// anyone know which domain I have to unblock to make the "Continue Reading" link actually work?
// NoScript is fun, except when I'm thwarted by morons
 
2012-07-30 02:35:46 PM  

EyeballKid: People who voted for him under the misguided hope that he'd end the Afghanistan war, repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich, put some teeth on Wall Street regulations, end our torturing of prisoners overseas, et al, would probably say, "What's this 'NOW a Republican' shiat?"


I actually meant "What would the GOP, and especially the teaheadists do?" I mean, technically, Mittens hasn't won the Republican nomination yet. He's the presumptive candidate. I'm sure there's some rule in place that would say it'd be impossible for Obama to do this, but watching heads explode is always a fun hobby.
 
2012-07-30 02:36:07 PM  
To be fair, Clinton was white and they made up the stupidest conspiracy theories about him and ended up actually impeaching him, so it's not just because Obama is black. I mean, that is part or all of it for some of them, but for others, his being a Democrat is sufficient.
 
2012-07-30 02:36:15 PM  

The Homer Tax: EyeballKid: People who voted for him under the misguided hope that he'd end the Afghanistan war,

Why did anyone vote for him on this, when he repeatedly campaigned on the notion that he would increase our efforts in Afghanistan?



Republicans didn't actually listen to Obama during the campaign, they have no idea what his positions were. There was just something about him they didn't like.
 
2012-07-30 02:39:28 PM  

The Homer Tax: EyeballKid: People who voted for him under the misguided hope that he'd end the Afghanistan war,

Why did anyone vote for him on this, when he repeatedly campaigned on the notion that he would increase our efforts in Afghanistan?


Because the other candidate was recorded on tape saying that the war could take one thousand years.
 
2012-07-30 02:40:41 PM  

UNC_Samurai: It's as if the president is near...their position on the political spectrum


Well, whatever it is, you can be sure they'll do their level best to spear that chucklehead.
 
2012-07-30 02:41:49 PM  
FTA: If a Republican candidate came out today and said, "Barack Obama is a good person who loves his country, but I just think he's wrong about policy," that candidate would probably get kicked out of the party.

John McCain basically said that verbatim to the old lady who thought Obama was an "Arab"...and no, he didn't get kicked out of the party.

I understand the author's overall point, but when you end your article with a silly assertion like that, you've lost your credibility. Make your argument without hyperbole.
 
2012-07-30 02:42:34 PM  

Cletus C.: So it leads me to ask: Can we say, finally, that no Democratic president has ever been hated by Republicans quite as much as Barack Obama?

Er, I kinda lean toward Clinton. He was attacked with one vast right-wing conspiracy after another, then brought up for impeachment over a beej.


I think they hate Obama more, but as far as official actions they treated Clinton a lot worse. Of course most of that was in his second term, so the next four years should be interesting.
 
2012-07-30 02:44:08 PM  

ArkPanda: Cletus C.: So it leads me to ask: Can we say, finally, that no Democratic president has ever been hated by Republicans quite as much as Barack Obama?

Er, I kinda lean toward Clinton. He was attacked with one vast right-wing conspiracy after another, then brought up for impeachment over a beej.

I think they hate Obama more, but as far as official actions they treated Clinton a lot worse. Of course most of that was in his second term, so the next four years should be interesting.


True. Their treatment of Obama during his first term is far worse than their treatment of Clinton during his. If Obama does get re-elected (and I sincerely hope he does; anyone is better than Romney), I expect them to turn it up to eleven.
 
2012-07-30 02:44:43 PM  

I Browse: FTA: If a Republican candidate came out today and said, "Barack Obama is a good person who loves his country, but I just think he's wrong about policy," that candidate would probably get kicked out of the party.

John McCain basically said that verbatim to the old lady who thought Obama was an "Arab"...and no, he didn't get kicked out of the party.

I understand the author's overall point, but when you end your article with a silly assertion like that, you've lost your credibility. Make your argument without hyperbole.


McCain did that four years ago. Also, he was already the candidate so there wasn't much they could do.
 
2012-07-30 02:45:58 PM  

ArkPanda: Cletus C.: So it leads me to ask: Can we say, finally, that no Democratic president has ever been hated by Republicans quite as much as Barack Obama?

Er, I kinda lean toward Clinton. He was attacked with one vast right-wing conspiracy after another, then brought up for impeachment over a beej.

I think they hate Obama more, but as far as official actions they treated Clinton a lot worse. Of course most of that was in his second term, so the next four years should be interesting.


I suspect if Obama is re-elected that you will see the GOP officially bring him up on charges of treason.
 
2012-07-30 02:46:00 PM  
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I wonder if the outcome would have been any different if Obama had the same manager as this guy?
 
2012-07-30 02:46:38 PM  
Republicans have hated before, they HATED Bill Clinton while he was in office.

The difference is that they actually have the fewest reasons, by policy, actions or character, to hate President Obama... yet they hate him still.

/it's a mystery.
 
2012-07-30 02:46:56 PM  

I Browse: FTA: If a Republican candidate came out today and said, "Barack Obama is a good person who loves his country, but I just think he's wrong about policy," that candidate would probably get kicked out of the party.

John McCain basically said that verbatim to the old lady who thought Obama was an "Arab"...and no, he didn't get kicked out of the party.

I understand the author's overall point, but when you end your article with a silly assertion like that, you've lost your credibility. Make your argument without hyperbole.


I saw that as well and did kind of a double-take. But one of the author's earlier points is that more people in the Republican party are more rabid and irrational today than 4 years ago (citing as evidence the polls that show more Republicans believe he's Muslim now than 4 years ago), so maybe the author is suggesting that if someone did like what McCain did 4 years ago they'd be kicked out of the party today. I'm not sure, but it's one possible way to interpret that point. Either way, it's a Salon article. Just something else to read in today's derpfest political atmosphere.
 
2012-07-30 02:47:29 PM  

GameSprocket: I Browse: FTA: If a Republican candidate came out today and said, "Barack Obama is a good person who loves his country, but I just think he's wrong about policy," that candidate would probably get kicked out of the party.

John McCain basically said that verbatim to the old lady who thought Obama was an "Arab"...and no, he didn't get kicked out of the party.

I understand the author's overall point, but when you end your article with a silly assertion like that, you've lost your credibility. Make your argument without hyperbole.

McCain did that four years ago. Also, he was already the candidate so there wasn't much they could do.


I thought she said "Muslim" to which McCain responded that "no, he's a good man." This makes pretty blatent, of course, the thought of most of the Right in this country - that it is not possible to be both a Muslim and a good man, and that being a Muslim somehow precludes someone from being president.
 
2012-07-30 02:48:39 PM  

Kome: I Browse: FTA: If a Republican candidate came out today and said, "Barack Obama is a good person who loves his country, but I just think he's wrong about policy," that candidate would probably get kicked out of the party.

John McCain basically said that verbatim to the old lady who thought Obama was an "Arab"...and no, he didn't get kicked out of the party.

I understand the author's overall point, but when you end your article with a silly assertion like that, you've lost your credibility. Make your argument without hyperbole.

I saw that as well and did kind of a double-take. But one of the author's earlier points is that more people in the Republican party are more rabid and irrational today than 4 years ago (citing as evidence the polls that show more Republicans believe he's Muslim now than 4 years ago), so maybe the author is suggesting that if someone did like what McCain did 4 years ago they'd be kicked out of the party today. I'm not sure, but it's one possible way to interpret that point. Either way, it's a Salon article. Just something else to read in today's derpfest political atmosphere.


I wonder if it's because Republicans are getting stupider, or if the ratio is just increasing because the sane ones are leaving the party?
 
2012-07-30 02:48:53 PM  
He's black.
 
2012-07-30 02:49:01 PM  
Amusing because actual legitimate historians ranked our last president, a man they were inda sweet on, as probably the 2nd or 3rd worst president of all time behind James Buchannon and William Henry Harrison (though I might have allowed him pride of place over Harding, Coolidge, and ,maybe Grant as well)
 
2012-07-30 02:51:39 PM  

mrlewish: Wurst President. He's the one in the middle.
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actually he's kind of a combination of the first two, which goes a long way to explanining why Republicans hate him so.
 
2012-07-30 02:52:42 PM  

Kome:

I saw that as well and did kind of a double-take. But one of the author's earlier points is that more people in the Republican party are more rabid and irrational today than 4 years ago (citing as evidence the polls that show more Republicans believe he's Muslim now than 4 years ago), so maybe the author is suggesting that if someone did like what McCain did 4 years ago they'd be kicked out of the party today. I'm not sure, but it's one possible way to interpret that point. Either way, it's a Salon article. Just something else to read in today's derpfest political atmosphere.



Fair point. If he'd said that making the same stance McCain did in '08 is untenable today, then I'd somewhat agree with him.
 
2012-07-30 03:03:20 PM  

natmar_76: He's black.


More than that...he's the first black president. The first black person to do something significant always catches more hell than the black people who follow. Jackie Robinson received death threats and got spit on. Black players who came after him didn't get it as bad because society had gotten used to the idea. And eventually...blacks playing major league baseball wasn't even an issue.

Will it be the same with black presidents? Time will tell. But if there ever is another black president, the vitriol will likely be much less.
 
2012-07-30 03:03:41 PM  

Magorn: Amusing because actual legitimate historians ranked our last president, a man they were inda sweet on, as probably the 2nd or 3rd worst president of all time behind James Buchannon and William Henry Harrison (though I might have allowed him pride of place over Harding, Coolidge, and ,maybe Grant as well)


Sorry for the sidetrack but why is Coolidge ranked so low? I'd put him in the Caretaker President group with guys like Hayes and Polk, but not down among the worst.
 
2012-07-30 03:08:10 PM  

I Browse: John McCain basically said that verbatim to the old lady who thought Obama was an "Arab"...and no, he didn't get kicked out of the party.


Clearly you don't remember the screams of "RINO!" and the McCain/Palin bumper stickers with the McCain portion razor bladed...
 
2012-07-30 03:08:40 PM  

Magorn: Amusing because actual legitimate historians ranked our last president, a man they were inda sweet on, as probably the 2nd or 3rd worst president of all time behind James Buchannon and William Henry Harrison (though I might have allowed him pride of place over Harding, Coolidge, and ,maybe Grant as well)


William Henry Harrison had the presence of mind to die 30 days after taking office, a trait I find admirable in politicians. If only more politicians could follow this example, we might be better off for it.
 
2012-07-30 03:11:10 PM  

Dog Welder: Magorn: Amusing because actual legitimate historians ranked our last president, a man they were inda sweet on, as probably the 2nd or 3rd worst president of all time behind James Buchannon and William Henry Harrison (though I might have allowed him pride of place over Harding, Coolidge, and ,maybe Grant as well)

William Henry Harrison had the presence of mind to die 30 days after taking office, a trait I find admirable in politicians. If only more politicians could follow this example, we might be better off for it.


Yeah, I honestly think it's silly to rank Harrison at all. He's either the best or the worst, David Rice Atchison notwithstanding.
 
2012-07-30 03:15:51 PM  
They think he is a muslim because they cannot imagine someone having no religion. Better he be a terrorist than an atheist. (Because muslim = terrorist and atheist = Satan in some folks minds.)
 
2012-07-30 03:19:09 PM  

blackminded:

Clearly you don't remember the screams of "RINO!" and the McCain/Palin bumper stickers with the McCain portion razor bladed...



I remember McCain being called a RINO before he ever got the nomination. As for his name being razor bladed off of stickers...wow. That I didn't know.
 
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