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2012-10-26 10:03:46 AM  
Yes. And?
 
2012-10-26 10:06:53 AM  
Wow, yet another thing I have in common with the President of the United States.

Wild.
 
2012-10-26 10:55:19 AM  
My take away is him calling Romney a bullsh*tter. Not that I didn't know already but the fact that Obama is willing to show his contempt for Romney is interesting. I don't think Obama appreciated Romney politicizing the deaths of those Americans in Libya.
 
2012-10-26 11:12:40 AM  
He's right... And he's right about Romney being full of shiat.

Why mince words?
 
2012-10-26 11:13:08 AM  
This surprises you how? Reporters today suck, more interest in ratings and looking unbiased then telling the truth.
 
2012-10-26 11:13:31 AM  
I like how Drudge had it posted like its a big revelation.

Stop the presses.
 
2012-10-26 11:13:54 AM  
Most are, but some grow up to be reporters.
 
2012-10-26 11:14:49 AM  
He's not wrong.
 
2012-10-26 11:16:52 AM  
Checking the current state of "journalism" in the US, not only are children brighter than the average journalist, so are orangutans, dolphins, whales, dogs, mice, turtles, fish, squid, shrimp and certain protists.

Tests on various species of lichen are ongoing, but honestly I don't hold out much hope for the journalists there either
 
2012-10-26 11:18:58 AM  

mrshowrules: My take away is him calling Romney a bullsh*tter. Not that I didn't know already but the fact that Obama is willing to show his contempt for Romney is interesting. I don't think Obama appreciated Romney politicizing the deaths of those Americans in Libya.


It was mentioned in some earlier story that Obama personally dislikes Romney. But yeah, treating the Libyan deaths like a touchdown probably didn't help.
 
2012-10-26 11:23:45 AM  

DamnYankees: Yes. And?


Done in one.
 
2012-10-26 11:25:56 AM  
I bet Obama was just inspired by the commercial with Ray Lewis and the young girl being a reporter.
 
2012-10-26 11:26:00 AM  

Antimatter: This surprises you how? Reporters today suck, more interest in ratings and looking unbiased then telling the truth.


Coco ebert said it best on with the Boobies on another thread
 
2012-10-26 11:27:38 AM  
And when you ask "reporters" to actually do their jobs they all scream "B-BUT-BUT ACCESS...~!"
 
2012-10-26 11:28:19 AM  

Rwa2play: Antimatter: This surprises you how? Reporters today suck, more interest in ratings and looking unbiased then telling the truth.

Coco ebert said it best on with the Boobies initial post on another thread


Bloody thing~!
 
2012-10-26 11:28:30 AM  
GOP last week: "No act of terror" ≠ "Benghazi was a terrorist attack"
GOP this week: "You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, 'Well, that's a bulls****er, I can tell.'" == "Romney is a bullshiatter"

Be consistent. If you're going to play the semantics game, be ready to have it thrown right back in your face. Yes, Obama did call Mitt Romney a bullshiatter because any idiot can extrapolate that from his statement. By that very logic, Obama did in fact call Benghazi a terrorist attack. You cannot pick and choose where your logic applies.
 
2012-10-26 11:30:22 AM  
Graphic proof that the media suck.

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2012-10-26 11:32:14 AM  
"his record of achievement, from universal health care"

yea, obamacare is not universal health care.

My biggest beef with obama is that obamacare falls short of the goal in my mind.
 
2012-10-26 11:34:08 AM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-26 11:34:13 AM  
Every time I hear an Obama speech, or read an interview with him, I like him more and more. The guy's a straight shooter, and you always know exactly what he thinks of you.
 
2012-10-26 11:34:44 AM  

Zapruder: GOP last week: "No act of terror" ≠ "Benghazi was a terrorist attack"
GOP this week: "You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, 'Well, that's a bulls****er, I can tell.'" == "Romney is a bullshiatter"

Be consistent. If you're going to play the semantics game, be ready to have it thrown right back in your face. Yes, Obama did call Mitt Romney a bullshiatter because any idiot can extrapolate that from his statement. By that very logic, Obama did in fact call Benghazi a terrorist attack. You cannot pick and choose where your logic applies.


Logical consistency has been completely unknown to that party for at least the last 3 decades.
 
2012-10-26 11:34:53 AM  

Zapruder: GOP last week: "No act of terror" ≠ "Benghazi was a terrorist attack"
GOP this week: "You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, 'Well, that's a bulls****er, I can tell.'" == "Romney is a bullshiatter"

Be consistent. If you're going to play the semantics game, be ready to have it thrown right back in your face. Yes, Obama did call Mitt Romney a bullshiatter because any idiot can extrapolate that from his statement. By that very logic, Obama did in fact call Benghazi a terrorist attack. You cannot pick and choose where your logic applies.


To be fair, Romney is, indeed, a bullshiatter.
 
2012-10-26 11:37:17 AM  
Well, considering the quality of "journalism" that we have been subjected to just since the GOP started their whole campaigning blitz, I'd have to agree. There is so much slanted, partisan bullshiat, so many blatant lies, and so many inaccurate statements that are never verified now, that it's harder to find GOOD journalism than bad examples.

God, when I was a kid, we were taught to respect journalists, and learned about the standards and ethics of journalism. It's gotten bad over the years, but really Fox News started the whole 'Sources? We don't need no stinking sources' thing, and almost every news agency has followed suit. "Journalists" have also become extremely lazy.
 
2012-10-26 11:39:02 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Every time I hear an Obama speech, or read an interview with him, I like him more and more. The guy's a straight shooter, and you always know exactly what he thinks of you.


This interview just reinforced why I love this guy. Didn't even mince words about Romney; just flat-out called him a "bullsh*ter".

Awesome.
 
2012-10-26 11:41:15 AM  
Can't argue with that statement.
 
2012-10-26 11:43:17 AM  
I just want to say that the Conservative reaction to the 'bullshiatter' comment just confirms they're a bunch of thin skinned titty babies...
 
2012-10-26 11:47:20 AM  
Children are certainly more honest- both to themselves and to others- than reporters.
 
2012-10-26 11:48:18 AM  
Halloween's coming up. If you could have Mitt Romney dress in a costume, what should he be for Halloween?

I don't know about this Halloween. Next Halloween I hope he'll be an ex-presidential candidate."

Sometimes i just really like the shiat out Obama.
 
2012-10-26 11:48:48 AM  

FuturePastNow: Children are certainly more honest- both to themselves and to others- than reporters.


you clearly do not have kids.

1: kids do not tell the truth.
2: see #1.
 
2012-10-26 11:50:09 AM  

keylock71: He's right... And he's right about Romney being full of shiat.

Why mince words?


You could argue that this is no way to refer to a sitting Governor/President/Senator etc... etc... but Romney is none of those is he.
 
2012-10-26 11:50:12 AM  

Zapruder: GOP last week: "No act of terror" ≠ "Benghazi was a terrorist attack"
GOP this week: "You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, 'Well, that's a bulls****er, I can tell.'" == "Romney is a bullshiatter"

Be consistent. If you're going to play the semantics game, be ready to have it thrown right back in your face. Yes, Obama did call Mitt Romney a bullshiatter because any idiot can extrapolate that from his statement. By that very logic, Obama did in fact call Benghazi a terrorist attack. You cannot pick and choose where your logic applies.


I don't understand what you are saying here...is the GOP getting all riled up about the bullshiatter comment?
 
2012-10-26 11:51:33 AM  
This isn't rocket science. Kids ask followup questions. Reporters these days might as well be simply called repeaters, as all they seem to do anymore is take statements from their subjects and repeat them word-for-word to their readers/viewers/listeners without any analysis.
 
2012-10-26 11:52:47 AM  

mrshowrules: My take away is him calling Romney a bullsh*tter. Not that I didn't know already but the fact that Obama is willing to show his contempt for Romney is interesting. I don't think Obama appreciated Romney politicizing the deaths of those Americans in Libya.


I imagine Romney being all buddy buddy with King Birther Trump probably didn't help their relationship much either. Obama's trying to run the country, dealing with all sorts of problems many of which aren't of his making. Meanwhile his main political opponent is holding events with a monied circus freak that is going on about birth certificates. To me it just prooves how willing Romney is to say or do anything to get elected and goes to the greater point that he doesn't view the office of the Presidency as something to be respected but rather just another gig he's entitled to because he's an uber rich douchebag.
 
2012-10-26 11:54:32 AM  

mrshowrules: keylock71: He's right... And he's right about Romney being full of shiat.

Why mince words?

You could argue that this is no way to refer to a sitting Governor/President/Senator etc... etc... but Romney is none of those is he.


Yeah, there's a politeness argument to be made, I guess, but considering some of the things the Romney Campaign has said about this president, I think that ship sailed a long time ago.

Personally, I find Romney to be a contemptible asshole, so Obama publicly stating Romney's a bullshiatter, just makes me happier to vote for Obama.

The entire GOP has proven themselves worthy of nothing but contempt in the last four years, as far as I'm concerned.
 
2012-10-26 12:01:02 PM  

mrshowrules: My take away is him calling Romney a bullsh*tter. Not that I didn't know already but the fact that Obama is willing to show his contempt for Romney is interesting. I don't think Obama appreciated Romney politicizing the deaths of those Americans in Libya.


(in Obama voice)

Let me be clear. Nobody likes Romney. Not even his own damn party. He didn't do well in southern evangelical states during the primary. He lost South Carolina to Newt Gingrich and almost lost his home state to Santorum. He ran on inevitability but he had to deal with a revolving cast of clowns, one after another, all of them propped up by a Republican base that just didn't want him.

It speaks very clearly on how much of an asshole Romney is when Obama, the guy with the locution and sangfroid of a farking dentist, is stopping himself an inch short of calling Romney a flaming dickhead.
 
2012-10-26 12:04:02 PM  

DirkValentine: I don't understand what you are saying here...is the GOP getting all riled up about the bullshiatter comment?


Oh yeah. Because it's "classless" for politicians to swear.
USNews
Guardian
Twitchy
Daily Fail

Not to mention the usual white noise of mouthbreathers on Twitter, grasping at whatever straw they can. Because obviously politicians should be above this kind of thing, right?

HeartBurnKid: To be fair, Romney is, indeed, a bullshiatter.


Right. The problem is the semantics game that comes as goes when convenient.
 
2012-10-26 12:06:02 PM  
He is right.
 
2012-10-26 12:18:36 PM  

SuperT: My biggest beef with obama is that obamacare falls short of the goal in my mind.


Cool well read this from 2009: Link
 
2012-10-26 12:19:25 PM  
They tend to tell the truth more.
 
2012-10-26 12:20:43 PM  

SuperT: "his record of achievement, from universal health care"

yea, obamacare is not universal health care.

My biggest beef with obama is that obamacare falls short of the goal in my mind.


Me, too, but I find I don't have a voice representing me in government. At least not our own.

Dirty, Dirty, Lefty, Libtard that I is.
 
2012-10-26 12:21:00 PM  

SuperT: yea, obamacare is not universal health care.

My biggest beef with obama is that obamacare falls short of the goal in my mind.


We could pass what was passable, let employers decide over the next decade that employer-managed health insurance policies never made any damned sense in the first place, let states implement public option plans, and reform our way into a better place.

Or... we could have crossed our arms and waited another 25-30 years until the stars were aligned right to pass proper first-world universal care.

Half a loaf, I'm in for it....
 
2012-10-26 12:22:02 PM  

NateGrey: I like how Drudge had it posted like its a big revelation.

Stop the presses.


That's like super-mega-irony.

Or is it? I been on the webz too long.
 
2012-10-26 12:22:39 PM  
Another Obama lie.

He referred to Romney as a "bullshiatter." And I am outraged.

Romney is actually a lying, amoral asshole.

Mr. President, please correct this immediately.
 
2012-10-26 12:22:40 PM  

Lawnchair: SuperT: yea, obamacare is not universal health care.

My biggest beef with obama is that obamacare falls short of the goal in my mind.

We could pass what was passable, let employers decide over the next decade that employer-managed health insurance policies never made any damned sense in the first place, let states implement public option plans, and reform our way into a better place.

Or... we could have crossed our arms and waited another 25-30 years until the stars were aligned right to pass proper first-world universal care.

Half a loaf, I'm in for it....


Baby steps.
 
2012-10-26 12:24:11 PM  
Hopefully in Obama's victory speech he'll say:

"And to all the Teabaggers: you can lick my sack."

And drop the mic.
 
2012-10-26 12:24:17 PM  
Zappa: Rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
 
2012-10-26 12:25:15 PM  

Lawnchair: SuperT: yea, obamacare is not universal health care.

My biggest beef with obama is that obamacare falls short of the goal in my mind.

We could pass what was passable, let employers decide over the next decade that employer-managed health insurance policies never made any damned sense in the first place, let states implement public option plans, and reform our way into a better place.

Or... we could have crossed our arms and waited another 25-30 years until the stars were aligned right to pass proper first-world universal care.

Half a loaf, I'm in for it....


Yes. Very much this.
Half a loaf.
 
2012-10-26 12:25:49 PM  
He's right. Most children go through at least a brief phase of intellectual curiosity.
 
2012-10-26 12:34:00 PM  
Mitt Romney strong like bull...shiat.
 
2012-10-26 12:41:59 PM  
I would bet money that Obama's kids are smarter than most reporters these days.
 
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