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(NewsBusters)   You know how Mitch McConnell said "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." Yeah, about that   (newsbusters.org) divider line 298
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2012-09-18 11:57:45 AM
Compared to the distortion applied to "you didn't build that", "one-term president" is quoted by Jesus in the bible.
 
2012-09-18 12:27:25 PM
NJ: What does this mean now?

McConnell: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, "Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job."

NJ: What's the job?

McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.


Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.
 
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2012-09-18 12:27:25 PM
So they are trying to claim that he didn't say that now?
 
2012-09-18 12:30:21 PM
But Obama did come to the middle. He came way past the middle, and they STILL wouldn't work with him. Even when he gave them everything they asked for, it wasn't enough.
 
2012-09-18 12:31:58 PM

dahmers love zombie: NJ: What does this mean now?

McConnell: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, "Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job."

NJ: What's the job?

McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.


Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.


The lamestream MSM media added all those extra words into McConnell's mouth, when he clearly said "...we want to achieve... for President..."
 
2012-09-18 12:40:02 PM

dahmers love zombie: NJ: What does this mean now?

McConnell: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, "Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job."

NJ: What's the job?

McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.


Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.



Right wingers don't seem to understand the concept of "taking things out of context." McConnell also said other things that day, so quoting this one sentence is, in their minds, taking it out of context.
 
2012-09-18 12:42:35 PM

dahmers love zombie: Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.


It assumes a Congressional Republican was telling the truth.
 
2012-09-18 12:43:52 PM

Aarontology: dahmers love zombie: Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.

It assumes a Congressional Republican was telling the truth.


That....that actually sort of makes sense.
 
2012-09-18 12:45:01 PM

dahmers love zombie: NJ: What does this mean now?

McConnell: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, "Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job."

NJ: What's the job?

McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.


They're saying that the rest of the interview implies that McConnell says they're more looking for change, and honestly, I don't think I've seen the rest of that quote before. FTA:

NJ: Does that mean endless, or at least frequent, confrontation with the president?

McConnell: If President Obama does a Clintonian backflip, if he's willing to meet us halfway on some of the biggest issues, it's not inappropriate for us to do business with him.

NJ: What are the big issues?

McConnell: It is possible the president's advisers will tell him he has to do something to get right with the public on his levels of spending and [on] lowering the national debt. If he were to heed that advice, he would, I image, [sic] find more support among our conference than he would among some in the Senate in his own party. I don't want the president to fail; I want him to change. So, we'll see. The next move is going to be up to him.


The problem is, Obama did bend over backward on everything, and the Republicans lied the entire way down the line and still refused to work with him. So, McConnell might have said he wanted change, but he sure didn't act like it.
 
2012-09-18 12:46:27 PM

SphericalTime: The problem is, Obama did bend over backward on everything, and the Republicans lied the entire way down the line and still refused to work with him. So, McConnell might have said he wanted change, but he sure didn't act like it.


The change he wanted was to set everything whi...er, right.
 
2012-09-18 12:47:18 PM

FloydA: Right wingers don't seem to understand the concept of "taking things out of context."


Right-wingers see rational people using that phrase, and they want to use it too. They think it means "pointing things out that I don't want you to."
 
2012-09-18 12:52:56 PM

SphericalTime: The problem is, Obama did bend over backward on everything, and the Republicans lied the entire way down the line and still refused to work with him. So, McConnell might have said he wanted change, but he sure didn't act like it.


'Compromise' to the GOP meant Obama resigns in disgrace and takes a job cleaning up peanut shells at Five Guys.

If this wasn't obvious before, it became obvious when the healthcare reform bill, first championed by the Heritage Foundation and congressional republicans, constituted a socialist attempt to destroy America when the black guy got behind it.
 
2012-09-18 12:53:58 PM

Lando Lincoln: FloydA: Right wingers don't seem to understand the concept of "taking things out of context."

Right-wingers see rational people using that phrase, and they want to use it too. They think it means "pointing things out that I don't want you to."


To them, context is a location in their mind. When they say "quit taking things out of context" they mean "quit interpreting things the way I actually meant them but didn't want to make public".
 
2012-09-18 12:55:33 PM

dahmers love zombie: Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.


That isn't, but keep reading. Seems kind of weird to say he wants Obama gone, AND THEN to go on saying he doesn't want Obama to fail.

*rolls eyes*

Doesn't take much to confuse me these days. And this just makes it all the more challenging.

Of course, McConnell talks about how debt-reduction is one of the "biggest issues," but then he and a pretty large swath of the GOP balk at the Simpson-Bowles compromise.

*shrug*

SphericalTime: The problem is, Obama did bend over backward on everything, and the Republicans lied the entire way down the line and still refused to work with him. So, McConnell might have said he wanted change, but he sure didn't act like it.


Exactly. Hell, I even think Boehner at one point was down with Simpson-Bowles or the Gang of 12 compromises, but the loudest mouths in his party freaked out over ANY compromise.
 
2012-09-18 12:57:12 PM

gilgigamesh: SphericalTime: The problem is, Obama did bend over backward on everything, and the Republicans lied the entire way down the line and still refused to work with him. So, McConnell might have said he wanted change, but he sure didn't act like it.

'Compromise' to the GOP meant Obama resigns in disgrace and takes a job cleaning up peanut shells at Five Guys.

If this wasn't obvious before, it became obvious when the healthcare reform bill, first championed by the Heritage Foundation and congressional republicans, constituted a socialist attempt to destroy America when the black guy got behind it.


Also, this. "Pay no attention to the elephant behind the curtain." This seems to be the mentality here. It's like they conveniently forgot that what became Obamacare was originally a GOP idea in the late 90s and even enacted on a freakin' state level at one point. Inconvenient truths.
 
2012-09-18 01:02:06 PM

gilgigamesh: SphericalTime: The problem is, Obama did bend over backward on everything, and the Republicans lied the entire way down the line and still refused to work with him. So, McConnell might have said he wanted change, but he sure didn't act like it.

'Compromise' to the GOP meant Obama resigns in disgrace and takes a job cleaning up peanut shells at Five Guys.

If this wasn't obvious before, it became obvious when the healthcare reform bill, first championed by the Heritage Foundation and congressional republicans, constituted a socialist attempt to destroy America when the black guy got behind it.


It's even more cynical than that. Grassley and others were negotiating with Democrats, presumably in good faith, before they all pulled out after the infamous August Recess.

"I'm doing everything I can to make the reform effort in Congress a bipartisan one." -Chuck Grassley, April 2009

""The simple truth is that I am and always have been opposed to the Obama Administration's plans to nationalize health care. Period." -Chuck Grassley, August 2009.

Someone in GOP Central pulled the plug when they decided to refocus on McConnel's core objective up there and go all-in regardless of what was best for the country.
 
2012-09-18 01:08:13 PM

gilgigamesh: SphericalTime: The problem is, Obama did bend over backward on everything, and the Republicans lied the entire way down the line and still refused to work with him. So, McConnell might have said he wanted change, but he sure didn't act like it.

'Compromise' to the GOP meant Obama resigns in disgrace and takes a job cleaning up peanut shells at Five Guys.

If this wasn't obvious before, it became obvious when the healthcare reform bill, first championed by the Heritage Foundation and congressional republicans, constituted a socialist attempt to destroy America when the black guy got behind it.


Enkidu approves.
 
2012-09-18 01:08:52 PM
I'm sorry, but I refuse to say anything nice about Mitch McConnell.
 
2012-09-18 01:10:34 PM

vernonFL: I'm sorry, but I refuse to say anything nice about Mitch McConnell.


He's not Sarah Palin?
 
2012-09-18 01:11:49 PM

dahmers love zombie: NJ: What does this mean now?

McConnell: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, "Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job."

NJ: What's the job?

McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.


Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.


You're taking his words in context out of context.

What he means is that we cannot get to the real work of fixing our country until a Republican is in office to take all the credit.
 
2012-09-18 01:14:53 PM
You didn't report that
 
2012-09-18 01:16:17 PM
OK, so the quote is actually completely correct, but the right-wingers are complaining that nobody noticed that he said, after that "As long as Obama completely changes his position and gives us what we want, we won't fight him". Really? THAT supposedly changes the meaning of "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."?

And when he did just that, they redrew the line half a mile further right and said "SEE? He's nowhere NEAR compromising with us!"

Right-wing lying scum. I will enjoy being part of the movement that crushes you.
 
2012-09-18 01:23:08 PM

dahmers love zombie: Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.


There are words preceding and following the quote, therefore it's "out of context." That's what "out of context" means to Republicans.
 
2012-09-18 01:30:18 PM
So let me get this straight:

While it's totally true that McConnell said that it was imperative to make Obama a one-term President, he ALSO said that the GOP would work with Obama if he met them half way on a few issues.

And Obama did that, but the GOP did not work with Obama on those issues.

So the real context is that McConnell is an asshole and a liar, instead of just being an asshole.

Got it.
 
2012-09-18 01:30:36 PM

dahmers love zombie: OK, so the quote is actually completely correct, but the right-wingers are complaining that nobody noticed that he said, after that "As long as Obama completely changes his position and gives us what we want, we won't fight him". Really? THAT supposedly changes the meaning of "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."?


Their primary goal was to ensure Obama served only one term. Had Obama become a Republican and agreed to all of their demands, not leaving his socialism all over the Lincoln bedroom, then there would have been no need to ensure he only served one term, and Republicans could flush that original goal down the memory hole.
 
2012-09-18 01:56:07 PM
Then what about all the obstructionism? Actions speak louder than word salad.
 
2012-09-18 01:57:51 PM

brianbankerus: But Obama did come to the middle. He came way past the middle, and they STILL wouldn't work with him. Even when he gave them everything they asked for, it wasn't enough.


Wrong libtard... Obama only gave them 98% of everything they wanted.

/ Soon after that, the USA was downgraded.
 
 
2012-09-18 02:01:47 PM
I love this part:

"If President Obama does a Clintonian backflip, if he's willing to meet us halfway on some of the biggest issues, it's not inappropriate for us to do business with him."

"Even though it would be akin to sticking your face in dogsh*t, I suppose we could hold our noses IF Obama is willing to bend over backwards to work with us."
 
2012-09-18 02:03:22 PM
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2012-09-18 02:12:01 PM

dahmers love zombie: NJ: What does this mean now?

McConnell: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, "Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job."

NJ: What's the job?

McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.


Could someone please tell me where this is "misleading", or "distorted"? I'm sure not seeing it.


left out the part where they drone on and on about if obama does everything that we want, we will deign to work with him.

ROFL
 
2012-09-18 02:15:53 PM

hugram: brianbankerus: But Obama did come to the middle. He came way past the middle, and they STILL wouldn't work with him. Even when he gave them everything they asked for, it wasn't enough.

Wrong libtard... Obama only gave them 98% of everything they wanted.

/ Soon after that, the USA was downgraded.


I love the word libtard. It's like calling me a cracker. I know what it means but it has no effect on me. It's just an easy way to know that the person saying it has nothing of any value to contribute to a discussion, or indeed society.

/ I know you used it in jest.
// I may be lib, but I'm only barely a tard.
 
2012-09-18 02:18:50 PM

hugram: brianbankerus: But Obama did come to the middle. He came way past the middle, and they STILL wouldn't work with him. Even when he gave them everything they asked for, it wasn't enough.

Wrong libtard... Obama only gave them 98% of everything they wanted.

/ Soon after that, the USA was downgraded.


jesus wept

It does seem that the GOP goal is to destroy america and rebuild it as a theocracy.
Nehemiah Scudder for Prophet!
 
2012-09-18 02:21:11 PM

brianbankerus: hugram: brianbankerus: But Obama did come to the middle. He came way past the middle, and they STILL wouldn't work with him. Even when he gave them everything they asked for, it wasn't enough.

Wrong libtard... Obama only gave them 98% of everything they wanted.

/ Soon after that, the USA was downgraded.

I love the word libtard. It's like calling me a cracker. I know what it means but it has no effect on me. It's just an easy way to know that the person saying it has nothing of any value to contribute to a discussion, or indeed society.

/ I know you used it in jest.
// I may be lib, but I'm only barely a tard.


This is the first time I have used the term 'libtard'
/ libtard.
 
2012-09-18 02:24:02 PM

namatad: hugram: brianbankerus: But Obama did come to the middle. He came way past the middle, and they STILL wouldn't work with him. Even when he gave them everything they asked for, it wasn't enough.

Wrong libtard... Obama only gave them 98% of everything they wanted.

/ Soon after that, the USA was downgraded.

jesus wept

It does seem that the GOP goal is to destroy america and rebuild it as a theocracy.
Nehemiah Scudder for Prophet!


The fact that they admittedly hijacked American's economy to win a political battle is infuriating. What's even more infuriating is that there will be a ton middle class people that will vote straight (R) this Nov.
 
2012-09-18 02:38:55 PM
"If President Obama would just join the Republican Party, we would work with him."

Yes, that puts the other quote into perfect context.

Choke on a dick.
 
2012-09-18 02:46:47 PM
You know how Richard Nixon did that whole Watergate break in thing. Yeah, about that

The cryptic message is that Bob Woodward is a NeoCon reborn -so much so that his criticism of Obama is so extreme that it was recommended by Osama Bin Laden.
 
2012-09-18 02:51:22 PM
The rest of his statements are really irrelevant to the point that the single most important thing he wanted to achieve was for President Obama to be a one-term president. They don't have anything to do with that statement. Its almost as if he started backtracking as soon as he said it.
 
2012-09-18 02:58:21 PM

Sleeping Monkey: The rest of his statements are really irrelevant to the point that the single most important thing he wanted to achieve was for President Obama to be a one-term president. They don't have anything to do with that statement. Its almost as if he started backtracking as soon as he said it.


Probably when his advisor's eyes got really big, he realized that he was going to have to tone that down a bit.
 
2012-09-18 03:01:42 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Yeah, about that


WTF is "jewish money capital"?
Is that crazy-speak for NYC?

We get it, you hate money lenders and jews. and non-muslims. and women. and rational thought.
We get it.
 
2012-09-18 03:03:04 PM

NewportBarGuy: "If President Obama would just join the Republican Party, we would work with him."

Yes, that puts the other quote into perfect context.

Choke on a dick.


LOL, basically exactly what I was going to post.
 
2012-09-18 03:03:54 PM
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2012-09-18 03:12:44 PM

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thank you!
 
2012-09-18 03:18:26 PM
So. About all those jobs you promised in 2010...
 
2012-09-18 03:19:11 PM
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2012-09-18 03:22:54 PM
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Muthafarka.

I's the best weapon y'all muthfarkin 'publican GOTS. Ya heard? Where my Newports at, biatch?
 
2012-09-18 03:24:10 PM
LOL And Monique welfare queen is in the wrong thread. Sorry. She is meant for the Romney 47% of people on welfare thread. Damnit.
 
2012-09-18 03:25:41 PM

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WTF Lafayette really let himself go!
 
2012-09-18 03:27:13 PM

namatad: Because People in power are Stupid: Yeah, about that

WTF is "jewish money capital"?
Is that crazy-speak for NYC?

We get it, you hate money lenders and jews. and non-muslims. and women. and rational thought.
We get it.


I don't know what you were looking at but my notes on you say "Douche" so I guess that explains a lot.
 
2012-09-18 03:27:45 PM

vernonFL: LOL And Monique welfare queen is in the wrong thread. Sorry. She is meant for the Romney 47% of people on welfare thread. Damnit.


Honestly, this thread isn't that much different.
 
2012-09-18 03:27:55 PM

vernonFL: LOL And Monique welfare queen is in the wrong thread. Sorry. She is meant for the Romney 47% of people on welfare thread. Damnit.


It really worked well, though.
 
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