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(Yahoo)   Well, that didn't take long: GOP leaders call Obama's speech "disturbing" and "disappointing", wonder why he won't get the clear message the voters sent him that they want him to govern just like a Republican would   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 163
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2013-01-23 09:53:20 AM  
gee, the Republicans didn't like something Obama said in his speech.  how shocking.

/sarcasm.
 
2013-01-23 09:55:54 AM  
Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill today tore into President Obama's second inaugural address, labeling it as "liberal," "disturbing," and "disappointing."

One of these things is not like the others.
 
2013-01-23 10:02:50 AM  
I'm surprised the GOP didn't spend this week having convulsions on the floor.  Obama's speech was a direct threat to their ideology, he said things IN PUBLIC that the Republicans have done their best to keep off air and under wraps.
 
2013-01-23 10:04:34 AM  
He is governing as a Republican would. Just not the way this batch of radicalized yahoos would. I left the party because the Congress and leadership have abandoned good Republican values to assuage the radicals, and this far, Obama has been the best Rrpublican President we've had in a long while--which is sad...
 
2013-01-23 10:05:55 AM  
When I was listening to that speech, I was visualizing Republicans absolutely stewing in their juices.

Of course none of that stuff will get done in the next 2 years at least, but perhaps the House will make enough of an ass of itself to effect a changeover come 2014 midterms. I can dream, can't I?
 
2013-01-23 10:06:09 AM  
WHY WON'T BRASSIERE HUSSEIN FARTBONGO SHAMBALLA QUIT PRESIDENTIN' WHILE BLACK?

WHY?!?!?!
 
2013-01-23 10:24:06 AM  

make me some tea: When I was listening to that speech, I was visualizing Republicans absolutely stewing in their juices.

Of course none of that stuff will get done in the next 2 years at least, but perhaps the House will make enough of an ass of itself to effect a changeover come 2014 midterms. I can dream, can't I?


I think that speech made the GOP leadership very, very angry.  i'll bet the spent that night primal screaming and raging about their mansions, and woke up the next morning wearing slathered in ointment, wearing nothing more than a leather harness and wondering what they did during their blackout....
 
2013-01-23 10:24:43 AM  
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2013-01-23 10:25:21 AM  

Weaver95: make me some tea: When I was listening to that speech, I was visualizing Republicans absolutely stewing in their juices.

Of course none of that stuff will get done in the next 2 years at least, but perhaps the House will make enough of an ass of itself to effect a changeover come 2014 midterms. I can dream, can't I?

I think that speech made the GOP leadership very, very angry.  i'll bet the spent that night primal screaming and raging about their mansions, and woke up the next morning wearing slathered in ointment, wearing nothing more than a leather harness and wondering what they did during their blackout....


ugh.  sloppy editing.  I need coffee, and I shall go get that coffee right now.
 
2013-01-23 10:31:17 AM  

Weaver95: make me some tea: When I was listening to that speech, I was visualizing Republicans absolutely stewing in their juices.

Of course none of that stuff will get done in the next 2 years at least, but perhaps the House will make enough of an ass of itself to effect a changeover come 2014 midterms. I can dream, can't I?

I think that speech made the GOP leadership very, very angry.  i'll bet the spent that night primal screaming and raging about their mansions, and woke up the next morning wearing slathered in ointment, wearing nothing more than a leather harness and wondering what they did during their blackout....


bwahahaha
 
2013-01-23 10:43:58 AM  
reminds him of Democratic Party of days past lol

Anyone know what that's supposed to mean? Tip O'Neil maybe?
 
2013-01-23 10:44:13 AM  
These GOP dopes still don't get it, do they? Their core ideologies are the buggy whips of American politics, and they really don't see it.

Hilarious.
 
2013-01-23 10:47:40 AM  
Ok so now I have to figure out a way to get rid of Congressman Cantor, MY congressman... he seemed very conciliatory prior to the speech, wondering if he will come out banshee screaming.
 
2013-01-23 10:52:11 AM  

hubiestubert: He is governing as a Republican would. Just not the way this batch of radicalized yahoos would. I left the party because the Congress and leadership have abandoned good Republican values to assuage the radicals, and this far, Obama has been the best Rrpublican President we've had in a long while--which is sad...


FIFY
 
2013-01-23 10:52:42 AM  
To: marshmallow
Hate to say it...but the women should have never gotten the vote. They have twisted the whole election and vote without thinking of the big picture.

As far as Susan B Anthony. Someone should remind folks that it wasn't until years after her death that women got the vote.

And gays....why does a perverted life style get presidential approval??
2 posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:52:13 AM by Sacajaweau
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2013-01-23 10:55:52 AM  

Jake Havechek: To: marshmallow
Hate to say it...but the women should have never gotten the vote. They have twisted the whole election and vote without thinking of the big picture.

As far as Susan B Anthony. Someone should remind folks that it wasn't until years after her death that women got the vote.

And gays....why does a perverted life style get presidential approval??
2 posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:52:13 AM by Sacajaweau
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Wonder how the female freepers feel about being so blatantly hated on by their fellow freaks...
 
2013-01-23 10:56:19 AM  

Jake Havechek: To: marshmallow
2 posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:52:13 AM by Sacajaweau


Wow, I bet if that post was a little longer, he'd be wondering why we don't count every 5 black votes as 3.
 
2013-01-23 10:57:25 AM  
I love how McConnell said that they still believe America is center-right.

It is, Mitch. That's why Barack Obama was re-elected in a landslide. See, he's center right, but drifting left. You're not center-right, and if the GOP were your party might have done better in the last election.
 
2013-01-23 10:57:59 AM  
And so starts the GOP Derp Fest, 2013-16 Edition.

Now all we need is that single quote (like the infamous "one term president" stupidity) to carry us for the next 4 years.

Anyone care to guess which GOP idiot will squat and pinch the new and improved loaf for this term?
 
2013-01-23 10:58:51 AM  
I heard part of it on NPR driving home and thought it was pretty moderate and reasonable. I didn't know saying that we should protect the planet God left to our care was Islamo-fascist.
 
2013-01-23 10:59:38 AM  
"I think it was quite disturbing," McConnell said. "I think the president's inaugural address was disappointing in the sense that it was basically a liberal agenda, directed at an America that we still believe is center-right."


thinkprogress.org
Nope.

LInk
 
2013-01-23 11:01:58 AM  

Weaver95: ugh. . . I need coffee, and I shall go get that coffee right now.


a bit off topic, but THIS ^^^
 
2013-01-23 11:01:59 AM  

Infernalist:
Wonder how the female freepers feel about being so blatantly hated on by their fellow freaks...


Both of them are probably as used to it as all eleven farkettes.
 
2013-01-23 11:01:59 AM  

Infernalist: Jake Havechek: To: marshmallow
Hate to say it...but the women should have never gotten the vote. They have twisted the whole election and vote without thinking of the big picture.

As far as Susan B Anthony. Someone should remind folks that it wasn't until years after her death that women got the vote.

And gays....why does a perverted life style get presidential approval??
2 posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:52:13 AM by Sacajaweau
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Wonder how the female freepers feel about being so blatantly hated on by their fellow freaks...


they agree with him.
 
2013-01-23 11:02:15 AM  

Infernalist: Jake Havechek: To: marshmallow
Hate to say it...but the women should have never gotten the vote. They have twisted the whole election and vote without thinking of the big picture.

As far as Susan B Anthony. Someone should remind folks that it wasn't until years after her death that women got the vote.

And gays....why does a perverted life style get presidential approval??
2 posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:52:13 AM by Sacajaweau
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Wonder how the female freepers feel about being so blatantly hated on by their fellow freaks...


If you're a female freeper, you probably get off on it
 
2013-01-23 11:02:41 AM  
How uppity of Obama to lay out a long term agenda. That's Congress's job, more specifically the House of Representatives, who the Constitution gave complete power of the government to
 
2013-01-23 11:03:37 AM  
I love that Obama's speech wasn't very liberal at all. It was far more inline with the 1950's Republican platform than anything. Which begs the question; which side has gone further right? The GOP or "Progressives" who think this is modern liberalism?
 
2013-01-23 11:05:28 AM  
"I think it was quite disturbing," McConnell said. "I think the president's inaugural address was disappointing in the sense that it was basically a liberal agenda, directed at an America that we still believe is center-right. And I don't think that's a great way to start off a second term if your idea here is to achieve bipartisan solutions."

Did Mitch McConnell just take a shot at Obama for being partisan?

THAT Mitch McConnell?

HA HA HA
OH WOW
 
2013-01-23 11:06:36 AM  
Look, Republicans, no matter how much you want him to, President Obama is never going to call you "Mastah." Deal. With. It.
 
2013-01-23 11:07:12 AM  
Ahh yes, I can still remember Democrats applauding George Bush's speech.
 
2013-01-23 11:08:50 AM  
Why is the Republican leadership comprised of nothing but lying shiatbags?

Oh right, that's the GOP platform these days.

/hurry up and DIAF so we can fix America, GOP.
 
2013-01-23 11:10:08 AM  
Disturbing?

RAPE-RAPE-RAPE-RAPE

Disappointing?

RAPE-RAPE-RAPE-RAPE
 
2013-01-23 11:10:49 AM  

clane: Ahh yes, I can still remember Democrats applauding George Bush's speech.


I think we can all agree that George W. Bush said a lot of stupid sh*t in speeches. Remember the bizarre "human-animal hybrids" reference?
 
2013-01-23 11:11:10 AM  

clane: Ahh yes, I can still remember Democrats applauding George Bush's speech.


nobody is saying that the GOP was supposed to like or applaud Obama's speech...we're merely pointing out the Republican objections and trying to infer what those objections mean in terms of possible Republican legislative objectives later this year.

well that and we're enjoying the GOP meltdown.  sorry man.
 
2013-01-23 11:11:30 AM  

Superjew: Why is the Republican leadership comprised of nothing but lying shiatbags?

Oh right, that's the GOP platform these days.


They just represent their constituency very well.
 
2013-01-23 11:12:27 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I think we can all agree that George W. Bush said a lot of stupid sh*t in speeches. Remember the bizarre "human-animal hybrids" reference?


ManBearPig is a still a serious threat to Americans, and only dirty libs like yourself would have us believe otherwise. Especially now that you're trying to take our guns away.
 
2013-01-23 11:14:11 AM  
republicans, this is what losing tastes like. get used to it.
 
2013-01-23 11:14:21 AM  
"I think it was quite disturbing," McConnell said. "I think the president's inaugural address was disappointing in the sense that it was basically a liberal agenda, directed at an America that we still believe is center-right.

If you guys acted 'center-right', you'd win a lot more elections.
 
2013-01-23 11:15:27 AM  
Only Republicans lose elections then make demands on behalf of the people who didnt want them.
 
2013-01-23 11:16:14 AM  

Cyclometh: I love how McConnell said that they still believe America is center-right.

It is, Mitch. That's why Barack Obama was re-elected in a landslide. See, he's center right, but drifting left. You're not center-right, and if the GOP were your party might have done better in the last election.


I had a good hearty LOL when he said that. He and his ilk are going extinct, slowly. Not fast enough. The redistricting they did in 2010 bought them some time, but they can't fight nature forever.
 
2013-01-23 11:16:14 AM  

theknuckler_33: "I think it was quite disturbing," McConnell said. "I think the president's inaugural address was disappointing in the sense that it was basically a liberal agenda, directed at an America that we still believe is center-right.

If you guys acted 'center-right', you'd win a lot more elections.


what's more - how in the hell does the Republican leadership get the idea that the country is 'center right' OR that the GOP is itself 'center right' after the results of the recent election cycle!?  the level of delusion that implies is simply breathtaking in scope.
 
2013-01-23 11:19:14 AM  

WTF Indeed: I love that Obama's speech wasn't very liberal at all. It was far more inline with the 1950's Republican platform than anything. Which begs the question; which side has gone further right? The GOP or "Progressives" who think this is modern liberalism?


Democrats have absorbed most of the center-right and center-left folks, much to the chagrin of the far left, mind you. I'd still like to see the Republicans and Democrats split into two parties each. I believe it would encourage coalition governance. The two party system is not adequate representation.
 
2013-01-23 11:21:51 AM  
No. It wasn't racist, it wasn't terrible, it wasn't brilliant, it wasn't masterful, it didn't herald a new set of presidential stances on issues (good or bad), it didn't change anything, it wasn't inspiring, and it wasn't terrifying.

It was a politician calmly restating what he's basically always said, for the most part in harmless generalities. This was appropriate, as it wasn't a stump speech, it was just a speech following the swearing-in of someone who spent half of last year actually stating positions, outlining plans, and trying to be inspiring.

Now can we please stop obsessing about this, it's turning into this week's 'gun thread'.
 
2013-01-23 11:22:25 AM  

mahuika: reminds him of Democratic Party of days past lol

Anyone know what that's supposed to mean? Tip O'Neil maybe?


I dunno , maybe  he's talking about the folks who saved us from the Great Depression, kicked nazi ass all over Europe, gave blacks the right to vote (the second time) and instituted the basic social safety net as it exits in America today.   Or Maybe he's talking about the last Democratic President  who managed to preside over an unprecendent era of peace and prosperity in our nation and left office with budget SURPLUSES.  Either way, I can only quote Col. Kurtz on this: "The horror, the horror"
 
2013-01-23 11:24:19 AM  

Infernalist: Jake Havechek: To: marshmallow
Hate to say it...but the women should have never gotten the vote. They have twisted the whole election and vote without thinking of the big picture.

As far as Susan B Anthony. Someone should remind folks that it wasn't until years after her death that women got the vote.

And gays....why does a perverted life style get presidential approval??
2 posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:52:13 AM by Sacajaweau
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Wonder how the female freepers feel about being so blatantly hated on by their fellow freaks...


However their husbands tell them to feel.
 
2013-01-23 11:25:38 AM  

Weaver95: theknuckler_33: "I think it was quite disturbing," McConnell said. "I think the president's inaugural address was disappointing in the sense that it was basically a liberal agenda, directed at an America that we still believe is center-right.

If you guys acted 'center-right', you'd win a lot more elections.

what's more - how in the hell does the Republican leadership get the idea that the country is 'center right' OR that the GOP is itself 'center right' after the results of the recent election cycle!?  the level of delusion that implies is simply breathtaking in scope.


Well, it's pretty obvious actually. Real AmericansTM are center-right *wink**wink**nudge**nudge*.
 
2013-01-23 11:26:37 AM  

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Like?

I always thought he was just pissed at the thought of losing that pawn once he moved out of check.
 
2013-01-23 11:27:52 AM  

Jim_Callahan: No. It wasn't racist, it wasn't terrible, it wasn't brilliant, it wasn't masterful, it didn't herald a new set of presidential stances on issues (good or bad), it didn't change anything, it wasn't inspiring, and it wasn't terrifying.

It was a politician calmly restating what he's basically always said, for the most part in harmless generalities. This was appropriate, as it wasn't a stump speech, it was just a speech following the swearing-in of someone who spent half of last year actually stating positions, outlining plans, and trying to be inspiring.

Now can we please stop obsessing about this, it's turning into this week's 'gun thread'.


yes, 'business as usual'...for everyone except the Republicans.  that's what makes it so fascinating to watch.  see, we're trying to figure out if the Republicans learned anything from their recent destruction in the previous election cycle.  watching their (over)reactions to Obama's 'business as usual' speech could help us do that.
 
2013-01-23 11:28:55 AM  

make me some tea: Democrats have absorbed most of the center-right and center-left folks, much to the chagrin of the far left, mind you. I'd still like to see the Republicans and Democrats split into two parties each. I believe it would encourage coalition governance. The two party system is not adequate representation.


What the President is attempting to do is change the frame of the word "liberal". By making liberalism about centrist policies you can ensure the growth of the liberal movement. This is similar to what Reagan did in the 80's. To be blunt on the far left, they have zero understanding of government and politics, much like their teabagger counterparts. The only difference is there are far more teabaggers than wacko liberals making it harder for the wacko liberals to be an effective voting block.
 
2013-01-23 11:28:56 AM  
For the past four years, no matter how hard President Obama has tried not to step on any toes or come across combative, and speak in a conciliatory tone with republicans; he was met at every corner with being accused being of the most uncooperative socialist in the history of liberalism. Nice to see he finally realized that no matter what he does he will be treated the same. So why not just say "fark 'em" and do what needs to be done? If they want to be part of the solution, welcome aboard. But if they want to continue to be part of the problem no matter what, then don't waste any time on them and remove them from the process until they do. After all, what does he have to lose? being called the most uncooperative socialist in the history of liberalism? He will be called that no matter what. Time to do what's right, and as GW Bush would say: "Either you are with us or you are against us".
 
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