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(Huffington Post)   President Obama's fanboys need to get realistic about his second term, because it's Washington after all   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 94
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2013-01-19 12:08:33 PM  
Did subby mean 'plurality of Americans' when he said 'Obama's fanboys'?
 
2013-01-19 12:10:37 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: Did subby mean 'plurality of Americans' when he said 'Obama's fanboys'?


I', pretty sure subby means, "OW!  MY BUTT HURTS!!"
 
2013-01-19 12:37:56 PM  
President Obama has forced the Republicans to retreat on the economy twice in one month, and his second term hasn't even started yet.  Sorry if that makes me smile.
 
2013-01-19 12:48:40 PM  
Well, I'm never voting for him again!

/Dear GOP,
//Still loving the butthurt.
 
2013-01-19 01:10:00 PM  
The article says that there is more optimism than pessimism about Obama's 2nd term.  But the poll numbers don't support that.  A majority expect things to stay the same or get worse.  Seeing as how people are more miserable now than when Obama took office, if you think things are going to stay the same, that's not being very optimistic.
 
2013-01-19 01:16:50 PM  

Mentat: President Obama has forced the Republicans to retreat on the economy twice in one month, and his second term hasn't even started yet.  Sorry if that makes me smile.


They're starting to back up on the debt limit as well. So there's that.
 
2013-01-19 01:18:06 PM  
I want fanboys. Two of them. Each holding large palm branches and wafting the heady Mediterranean breezes over my supine form draped indolently on a golden divan being fed grapes by a scantily clad slave girl.
 
2013-01-19 01:18:14 PM  

SkinnyHead: The article says that there is more optimism than pessimism about Obama's 2nd term.  But the poll numbers don't support that.  A majority expect things to stay the same or get worse.  Seeing as how people are more miserable now than when Obama took office, if you think things are going to stay the same, that's not being very optimistic.


Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.
 
2013-01-19 01:20:15 PM  
I would take President Obama spending every day for the next four years waking up at noon, playing Call of Duty for 6 hours, then downing a Stuffed Crust and 12 pack of Natty Light and watching Adult Swim until 2am, then Mitt Romney on his best day.

/In other words, Biden '16
 
2013-01-19 01:21:35 PM  
Historically speaking, 2nd terms are usually not things that end well.  If you ignore the GOP butthurt for a minute, and look in a history book, it's kind of a running theme.
 
2013-01-19 01:23:38 PM  

MFAWG: Mentat: President Obama has forced the Republicans to retreat on the economy twice in one month, and his second term hasn't even started yet.  Sorry if that makes me smile.

They're starting to back up on the debt limit as well. So there's that.


They had to. They don't have the political power to deal with it right now. Besides, there's bigger fish to fry.

If I was a republican stratagist, I'd sit all the congresscritters down and explain a workable strategy:

Raise the debt ceiling. The American people didn't like it much when you messed with it last time, and it'd be a shame to not get reelected over this stupidity.
Ignore tax issues. We just made the majority of the Bush temporary tax cuts permanent. That's probably enough on this subject for this session.
Ignore all spending legislation and allow the sequester to take hold. Any senate submitted bills on this subject must die. If we do nothing, there will be cuts.
Most important, don't say a farking word about rape, contraceptives or vaginas in general until AFTER the budget debate. It'll just derail the conversation and tip all the power back to the democrats.

/I'm thinking the last one will never happen
//they're pretty much farkered
 
2013-01-19 01:26:46 PM  
I hate those sort of polls - Do you think the president will do more, less or the same in the next four years as in the previous four?

I have no idea what Obama wants to do in the next four years, and Obama himself may say, he's got a list right now but there's bound to be things that get added or changed over the next 1460 days.

I would say, I think he's gotten over wanting to even try to work with the rabid ferrets on the opposing side, so he's less likely to waste time or political capital trying to compromise with the Party of No. Unless there's a major shakeup in favor of the Rs in the 2014 mid terms, they won't have the ability to oppose him more forcefully than in the past, so I'd guess things are slightly more in Obama's favor than previously.
 
2013-01-19 01:27:01 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.


Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.
 
2013-01-19 01:27:54 PM  
I don't think any of us are expecting too much. But shhhh, we don't want to destroy the myth of "Obamessiah." It's the only thing the losers have left--the belief that we all thought Obama was our savior, and he didn't deliver. It's the only way they can keep convincing themselves that somehow they won.
 
2013-01-19 01:28:15 PM  
Barack Hussein Obama, MMM, MMM, MMM.
 
2013-01-19 01:29:07 PM  

cryinoutloud: I don't think any of us are expecting too much. But shhhh, we don't want to destroy the myth of "Obamessiah." It's the only thing the losers have left--the belief that we all thought Obama was our savior, and he didn't deliver. It's the only way they can keep convincing themselves that somehow they won.


"Obama gonna take care ah all my bills!"
 
2013-01-19 01:30:51 PM  

SkinnyHead: Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.

Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.


Who does? Bin Laden and Qaddafi? Lehman Bros? Haliburton?
 
2013-01-19 01:31:35 PM  

SkinnyHead: Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.

Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.


Who's "they?"

Arms contractors?
 
2013-01-19 01:32:57 PM  
I've said this before in other threads and I'll gladly say it again here:

Obama destroyed the GOP in November, forcing the GOP into a cannibalistic loop where they're turning on each other. Then, a month later, he reams them raw on national TV over the fiscal deal, forcing their super-rich Masters to eat a considerable tax increase and say 'thank you' for it.

And not even a week ago, unloaded on them with 23 new Executive Orders that are perceived by a majority of Americans as even-handed, rational, logical and well-designed and all of them perceived by the GOP as being arrows aimed at the heart of the 2nd Amendment, forcing the GOP and their pants-shiatting adherents to freak out on a daily basis in front of the rest of America.

And we haven't even seen his second inauguration yet.

The GOP is in for a very very long and painful 4 years.

Biden/Warren 2016
 
2013-01-19 01:33:31 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: SkinnyHead: Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.

Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.

Who's "they?"

Arms contractors?


Complete, blithering morons?
 
2013-01-19 01:34:26 PM  

Infernalist: I've said this before in other threads and I'll gladly say it again here:

Obama destroyed the GOP in November, forcing the GOP into a cannibalistic loop where they're turning on each other. Then, a month later, he reams them raw on national TV over the fiscal deal, forcing their super-rich Masters to eat a considerable tax increase and say 'thank you' for it.

And not even a week ago, unloaded on them with 23 new Executive Orders that are perceived by a majority of Americans as even-handed, rational, logical and well-designed and all of them perceived by the GOP as being arrows aimed at the heart of the 2nd Amendment, forcing the GOP and their pants-shiatting adherents to freak out on a daily basis in front of the rest of America.

And we haven't even seen his second inauguration yet.

The GOP is in for a very very long and painful 4 years.

Biden/Warren 2016


We'll head toward fascism so fast that the tables will be turned after next year's elections.
 
2013-01-19 01:35:56 PM  

Mentat: President Obama has forced the Republicans to retreat on the economy twice in one month, and his second term hasn't even started yet.  Sorry if that makes me smile.


Yeah, you should be sorry that people are retreating on the economy because of the President.

Jobz? Whar are they?

How is that jobz council going? Meet at all, I don't know, in the last year?
 
2013-01-19 01:37:53 PM  
Don't you ever get tired of being totally wrong Goofy Goofus?
 
2013-01-19 01:42:23 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Mentat: President Obama has forced the Republicans to retreat on the economy twice in one month, and his second term hasn't even started yet.  Sorry if that makes me smile.

Yeah, you should be sorry that people are retreating on the economy because of the President.

Jobz? Whar are they?

How is that jobz council going? Meet at all, I don't know, in the last year?


It's not the responsibility of the Executive Office to offer up jobs legislation. They can but make recommendations to the Congress.

The Congress, however, has spent the last two years trying to pass bills redefining rape, repealing Obamacare, and renaming post offices.

I know you know all of this, silly troll, I merely repeat these well-known facts for anyone who was working under the mistaken assumption that the President is responsible for creating jobs.
 
2013-01-19 01:42:36 PM  

Blue_Blazer: SkinnyHead: Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.

Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.

Who does? Bin Laden and Qaddafi? Lehman Bros? Haliburton?


Unemployment rate was lower under Bush.  Misery Index was lower under Bush.  Misery Index has gone up under Obama, which means that people are more miserable now than when he took office.
 
2013-01-19 01:42:41 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, you should be sorry that people are retreating on the economy because of the President.


Not really.

The last thing this country needs is more economic policy from the Republicans.
 
2013-01-19 01:43:15 PM  
The president's fanboys aren't the ones that want or expect sweeping change. They're the ones that are totally sastisfied with "meh."
 
2013-01-19 01:44:22 PM  

SkinnyHead: Blue_Blazer: SkinnyHead: Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.

Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.

Who does? Bin Laden and Qaddafi? Lehman Bros? Haliburton?

Unemployment rate was lower under Bush.  Misery Index was lower under Bush.  Misery Index has gone up under Obama, which means that people are more miserable now than when he took office.


It's almost as if a major crisis happened in the financial markets which resulted in the largest recession in a generation and the slow but steady recovery that resulted afterward.

Nah...it's all Obama's fault.
 
2013-01-19 01:45:08 PM  

SkinnyHead: The article says that there is more optimism than pessimism about Obama's 2nd term.  But the poll numbers don't support that.  A majority expect things to stay the same or get worse.  Seeing as how people are more miserable now than when Obama took office, if you think things are going to stay the same, that's not being very optimistic.


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2013-01-19 01:46:59 PM  

SkinnyHead: Unemployment rate was lower under Bush.


And then it got higher because of Bush.

Congrats.
 
2013-01-19 01:47:24 PM  
Are these the same fanboys that are critical of President Obama's policies rather than his existence?
 
2013-01-19 01:48:09 PM  
I'm not voting for Fartfarta after this.
 
2013-01-19 01:49:52 PM  

SkinnyHead: Blue_Blazer: SkinnyHead: Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.

Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.

Who does? Bin Laden and Qaddafi? Lehman Bros? Haliburton?

Unemployment rate was lower under Bush.  Misery Index was lower under Bush.  Misery Index has gone up under Obama, which means that people are more miserable now than when he took office.


Maybe the House should do their farking jobs instead of talking about rape and the pill. Obama can only do so much. Or perhaps you think he should just disband the worthless House. I agree with you. Good idea.
 
2013-01-19 01:51:03 PM  
Wow, how short some people's memories are. I remember the national mood just prior to Obama taking office. My company had already laid off a third of its staff and I was waiting for the ax to fall (thankfully, it never did). People were awaiting the start of a new depression that would make the old one look like a walk in the park. The nation's finances were teetering on the edge of disaster, Everyone's retirement accounts had evaporated. The "misery index" is worse now than it was then? I don't think so.
 
2013-01-19 01:52:42 PM  

Blue_Blazer: SkinnyHead: Blue_Blazer: SkinnyHead: Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.

Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.

Who does? Bin Laden and Qaddafi? Lehman Bros? Haliburton?

Unemployment rate was lower under Bush.  Misery Index was lower under Bush.  Misery Index has gone up under Obama, which means that people are more miserable now than when he took office.

Maybe the House should do their farking jobs instead of talking about rape and the pill. Obama can only do so much. Or perhaps you think he should just disband the worthless House. I agree with you. Good idea.


In all fairness though, the House is doing a fantastic job in making all of our lives miserable.
 
2013-01-19 02:00:42 PM  
I'd rather be an Obama fan boy than a Limbaugh fan boy. I've heard what he does to his cabana boys and can only imagine my fate.
 
2013-01-19 02:00:55 PM  
Nice straw-demographic, subby.
 
2013-01-19 02:02:47 PM  

Infernalist: The GOP is in for a very very long and painful 4 years.


Hopefully it's for longer than that.
 
2013-01-19 02:03:53 PM  

Silly Jesus: Barack Hussein Obama, MMM, MMM, MMM.


Says the guy that admitted on national TV (Letterman) that he can't do 7th grade math:

"Yes, that includes me. We just know more stuff than those Tea Party ding dongs. Like gender studies. Like cultural antecedents of contemporary meta-fiction. I don't think half of those red state clowns made it through grade school."
- Barky Obama on Oprah, regarding Ivy Leaguers thinking they're better than everyone else.

Mmmmmmmmy ass.
 
2013-01-19 02:04:18 PM  

Kurmudgeon: Infernalist: The GOP is in for a very very long and painful 4 years.

Hopefully it's for longer than that.


Oh, unless there's a MAJOR shift sometime between now and 2016, Uncle Joe is going to be taking the big seat. I would love to see Corey Booker or Elizabeth Warren in the VP seat, as well.
 
2013-01-19 02:09:38 PM  

Silly Jesus: cryinoutloud: I don't think any of us are expecting too much. But shhhh, we don't want to destroy the myth of "Obamessiah." It's the only thing the losers have left--the belief that we all thought Obama was our savior, and he didn't deliver. It's the only way they can keep convincing themselves that somehow they won.

"Obama gonna take care ah all my bills!"


Don't be silly, he's gonna take all your guns, throw you into a FEMA camp, put your name before a death panel, and disappear your patriotic ass.
 
2013-01-19 02:10:30 PM  

SkinnyHead: Lionel Mandrake: Imagine how miserable people would be with a Republican in office.

Remember the GW Bush years?  They call those the good old days.


"They" being corporations receiving bailouts? Contractors raping and pillaging Iraq?
 
2013-01-19 02:11:51 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Maybe the House should do their farking jobs instead of talking about rape and the pill. Obama can only do so much. Or perhaps you think he should just disband the worthless House. I agree with you. Good idea.


The House is doing its job.  They're representing the people.  They were elected by the same voters that elected Obama.  If Obama expects to govern, he's got to put aside his arrogance and work with the People's House.  (I don't know what your reference to rape is supposed to mean)

The Senate is not doing its job.  Senate democrats won't even pass a budget.
 
2013-01-19 02:12:42 PM  
It's hilarious that this "Obama fanboy" or "Obama messiah" meme sticks around after he got a majority of the popular vote twice.

But yeah, all those people were voting for their "Obama phone", amirite?
 
2013-01-19 02:13:32 PM  
Sand Vagina Subby...which one of these things are like all the others?
 
2013-01-19 02:14:40 PM  

jake_lex: It's hilarious that this "Obama fanboy" or "Obama messiah" meme sticks around after he got a majority of the popular vote twice.

But yeah, all those people were voting for their "Obama phone", amirite?


I got mine the other day. Speed Dial #1 is the FEMA Reeducation Camps Helpline.
 
2013-01-19 02:15:39 PM  

SkinnyHead: Blue_Blazer: Maybe the House should do their farking jobs instead of talking about rape and the pill. Obama can only do so much. Or perhaps you think he should just disband the worthless House. I agree with you. Good idea.

The House is doing its job.  They're representing the people.  They were elected by the same voters that elected Obama.  If Obama expects to govern, he's got to put aside his arrogance and work with the People's House.  (I don't know what your reference to rape is supposed to mean)

The Senate is not doing its job.  Senate democrats won't even pass a budget.


If it was really the People's House, then it would be majority Democrat (since more people voted for Democrat Representatives than Republican Representatives).

The only reason the GOP still has its majority is because it has the upperhand when it comes to Gerrymandering.
 
2013-01-19 02:21:09 PM  
I think the competent leadership shown by Ryan in Congress and the stories of how fairly Romney ran his campaign and treated his staffers clearly shows the mistake we made in the last election.
 
2013-01-19 02:24:21 PM  

SkinnyHead: The House is doing its job. They're representing the people. They were elected by the same voters that elected Obama. If Obama expects to govern, he's got to put aside his arrogance and work with the People's House. (I don't know what your reference to rape is supposed to mean)


Have you been living under a bridge the last couple years?
 
2013-01-19 02:25:58 PM  
President Obama's fanboys need to get realistic about his second term, because it's Washington a Republican-controlled hyper-obstructionist Congress after all.

FTFS
 
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