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(CNN)   "Obama's historic speech deepens divides." I assume between the "right side" and "wrong side" of history   (cnn.com) divider line 78
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2013-01-24 08:27:33 AM  
"He just came out for those ho-mo-sex-yew-als. He's the libbiest lib who ever libbed!"
 
2013-01-24 08:29:32 AM  

Cythraul: "He just came out for those ho-mo-sex-yew-als. He's the libbiest lib who ever libbed!"


You know it! Woo! *high five*

images.wikia.com

/You're Lenny in this
 
2013-01-24 08:30:57 AM  

somedude210: Cythraul: "He just came out for those ho-mo-sex-yew-als. He's the libbiest lib who ever libbed!"

You know it! Woo! *high five*

[images.wikia.com image 300x267]

/You're Lenny in this


Awesome.
 
2013-01-24 08:34:03 AM  
Ah, yes---David Gergen. The "I've worked with Four Presidents guy." He never lets you forget it.

/"Yes we all know you're the Great Humongous."
 
2013-01-24 08:42:50 AM  

Cythraul: "He just came out for those ho-mo-sex-yew-als. He's the libbiest lib who ever libbed!"


Wait a minute, isn't that how "homosexuals" is actually pronounced? It's not like it's a "new-clear"/"Nuke-yew-lar" dichotomy.
 
2013-01-24 08:47:33 AM  

dittybopper: Cythraul: "He just came out for those ho-mo-sex-yew-als. He's the libbiest lib who ever libbed!"

Wait a minute, isn't that how "homosexuals" is actually pronounced? It's not like it's a "new-clear"/"Nuke-yew-lar" dichotomy.


You have to add a brief pause between syllables to get the redneck effect.
 
2013-01-24 08:57:10 AM  
Translation: the President said what the people who elected him wanted to hear instead of repeating the talking points of the people who hate him no matter what he does, so we're going to say he divided us to cover up the butthurt.
 
2013-01-24 09:09:30 AM  
I didn't watch the speech.  Was he still black while delivering it?
 
2013-01-24 09:14:14 AM  
It opens divides only with those who keep drawing lines in the sand...
 
2013-01-24 09:16:26 AM  

Diogenes: I didn't watch the speech.  Was he still black while delivering it?


And still uppidy, too.
 
2013-01-24 09:18:40 AM  

Cythraul: dittybopper: Cythraul: "He just came out for those ho-mo-sex-yew-als. He's the libbiest lib who ever libbed!"

Wait a minute, isn't that how "homosexuals" is actually pronounced? It's not like it's a "new-clear"/"Nuke-yew-lar" dichotomy.

You have to add a brief pause between syllables to get the redneck effect.


Oh, well then, you should have put some indicator in there, like an apostrophe.
 
2013-01-24 09:21:40 AM  

Diogenes: I didn't watch the speech.  Was he still black while delivering it?


What was the point in watching it?  Yeah it sounds nice while reading it, but I have no reason to think he's going to deliver on any of it.  I remain extremely skeptical he's learned how to negotiate with Congress.
 
2013-01-24 09:37:29 AM  
If only he would walk the walk and stop negotiating with himself. Tell the turtle and the tanned man to fark off.
 
2013-01-24 09:44:41 AM  
SuperT:  Tell the turtle and the tanned man to fark off.

I want to write Obama and quote you on this...

Love it
 
2013-01-24 10:06:44 AM  

GAT_00: Translation: the President said what the people who elected him wanted to hear instead of repeating the talking points of the people who hate him no matter what he does, so we're going to say he divided us to cover up the butthurt.


Wait are you telling me he was throwing red meat to his base?... Why I have never heard such a blasphemous statement.
 
2013-01-24 10:08:32 AM  
And funnily enough, the speech would hardly need any editing to be delivered without scandal by David Cameron or Angela Merkel, probably the current two most conservative Western leaders.

The speech was in no way controversial in the normal world.
 
2013-01-24 10:10:26 AM  
He made it sound patriotic to pay taxes and provide healthcare. What an ahole. The most patriotic things you can do is move your money overseas where it can trickle down on citizens of The Caymans, Luxembourg and Switzerland and dodge the draft!
 
2013-01-24 10:11:20 AM  
One would think after decades of being on the "wrong side" of just about every issue, Republicans would realized that their ideology is a failure.
 
2013-01-24 10:11:44 AM  

somedude210: Cythraul: "He just came out for those ho-mo-sex-yew-als. He's the libbiest lib who ever libbed!"

You know it! Woo! *high five*

[images.wikia.com image 300x267]

/You're Lenny in this


Wouldn't that be a "high four" for that picture?
 
2013-01-24 10:14:28 AM  
The wrong side is the opposite of the right side.

You know what else is opposite of right?

Left.

Think about that.
 
2013-01-24 10:18:02 AM  
images.sodahead.com

God forbid he should defend the rights of minorities... and white males should realize that they are a definite minority.
 
2013-01-24 10:20:12 AM  
The only way to "reach out" to conservatives is to capitulate completely to their every demand and agree with every one of their insane reactionary "beliefs".

The best thing Obama (and anybody else) can do for the country is deepen the divide between normal, rational people and conservatives.
 
2013-01-24 10:22:08 AM  

max_pooper: One would think after decades of being on the "wrong side" of just about every issue, Republicans would realized that their ideology is a failure.


The great thing about being a fundamentalist zealot, is that no matter the results, you were right all along.
 
2013-01-24 10:23:20 AM  

T-Servo: [images.sodahead.com image 350x263]

God forbid he should defend the rights of minorities... and white males should realize that they are a definite minority.



Which is why some folk get so angry. Old white men genuinely *are* having their chunks of their power removed, so in a sense are being "oppressed".
 
2013-01-24 10:27:25 AM  
When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.
 
2013-01-24 10:28:40 AM  

Bungles: T-Servo: [images.sodahead.com image 350x263]

God forbid he should defend the rights of minorities... and white males should realize that they are a definite minority.


Which is why some folk get so angry. Old white men genuinely *are* having their chunks of their power removed, so in a sense are being "oppressed".


Yeah, my dad definitely believes that he's a victim, and if pressed to give examples of how horribly he's been treated, he retreats to hypothetical "but they could do this!" scenarios... usually involving black helicopters, FEMA camps, and the Black Panthers/Hillary Clinton. I get overseas assignments every Thanksgiving, very much on purpose.
 
2013-01-24 10:28:59 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.



I like how you're implying that "equality under the law" is not a conservative principle. I was of the understanding it was an American principle.
 
2013-01-24 10:31:06 AM  

T-Servo: Bungles: T-Servo: [images.sodahead.com image 350x263]

God forbid he should defend the rights of minorities... and white males should realize that they are a definite minority.


Which is why some folk get so angry. Old white men genuinely *are* having their chunks of their power removed, so in a sense are being "oppressed".

Yeah, my dad definitely believes that he's a victim, and if pressed to give examples of how horribly he's been treated, he retreats to hypothetical "but they could do this!" scenarios... usually involving black helicopters, FEMA camps, and the Black Panthers/Hillary Clinton. I get overseas assignments every Thanksgiving, very much on purpose.


Well, he's not the defacto leader in a room of blacks and women any more. He can't have a chat with a woman's husband if she's talking above her station.
 
2013-01-24 10:31:20 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.


Awww, are you angry that the President openly made statements supporting a minority that twenty years from now you will be seen as barbaric for opposing?

Life's hard, ain't it?
 
2013-01-24 10:33:01 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.


So I guess you weren't here when Bush was President.
 
2013-01-24 10:37:15 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.


You don't remember bush the younger?
 
2013-01-24 10:43:56 AM  

Bungles: Well, he's not the defacto leader in a room of blacks and women any more.


Having lived most of his life in white-bread Iowa and Minnesota, I don't think he was ever in charge of blah people, but yeah he does hate these ball-busting women who aren't content to be housewives and secretaries. And gay people, who are ever worse than union leaders. And for some reason he really hates Obama, much more than other Democratic leaders, and says things like "Who the **** does he think he is?"... I can't put my finger on that, though.
 
2013-01-24 10:46:48 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inauguration address that gives shows an unabashed love of conservative principals principles, we will see how you libs react.



IIRC we all yawned the last couple times that happened. There were no surprises, just the platitudes we were expecting.

I kinda miss making fun of how he used to say "Mah fell Wmercanshhh", though. It was almost charming...
 
2013-01-24 10:49:53 AM  
When they started with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir (half of whom were "blah") singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic, I knew old angry bigoted white male butthurt was going to be EPIC.
 
2013-01-24 10:51:18 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.


you mean tax cuts while waging a costly optional war on the credit card, massive deregulation leading to economic collapse?

yeah, I've seen it. I was pissed, you're right.


/all the RWers apparently got amnesia sometime in '08
 
2013-01-24 10:53:41 AM  
Anything short of him breaking down in tears, resigning the Presidency, and apologizing to his massahs for pretending to be above his station would be seen by the right as deepening the divide. So fark them.
 
2013-01-24 10:54:59 AM  
dailyoftheday.com
 
2013-01-24 11:07:56 AM  

Cythraul: Diogenes: I didn't watch the speech.  Was he still black while delivering it?

And still uppidy, too.


That godamn motherfarker!
 
2013-01-24 11:08:21 AM  
The divide is unfortunate because balance is what is needed to make the country function properly. One party rule isn't good no matter which side has it. Liberals have their own "out there" beliefs but they are just not as mean spirited as the extreme right. Liberalism's big fault is that it wants to give too much away, whereas extreme Conservatism prides itself on how much it takes away and eliminates.

Conservatives have this mantra of "cutting that damned Liberal spending". Ok, fine, but just because the funding stops doesn't mean the need for whatever it was that was being funded just evaporates. They look at the dollars and cents of the situation but don't see the faces on the other end of it and frankly don't care. I get the impression they honestly believe people are poor by choice and that by cutting off the aid, they'll suddenly come to their senses and go get jobs, or they'll just simply disappear. It's one of the reasons I believe that Conservatism and Sociopathy and Narcissism are only a fine line apart from each other.

I'm reminded of when Conservatives started defunding government run mental health facilities. All they did was shut them down and kick the patients out on the street. I imagine most of them ended up in the penal system or simply died from starvation or other naturally occurring demise.
 
2013-01-24 11:11:29 AM  
...say the Republicans as they beat yet another hasty retreat.
 
2013-01-24 11:15:23 AM  
"Is that the legacy that Obama really wants to leave? Lincoln, King, FDR -- all rolled into one?"

I dunno, that seems like a pretty good legacy to me.

/clearly the libbiest lib who ever libbed
 
2013-01-24 11:16:32 AM  
Obama claims sky is blue. Republicans outraged.
 
2013-01-24 11:18:18 AM  
The fact that this is not a scandal is a scandal itself!

/This is what Republicans really believe.

//damned Liberal Media won't hold Obama accountable for ANYTHING!!!!!!BLARGH!!!!
 
2013-01-24 11:18:41 AM  

Mentat: ...say the Republicans as they beat yet another hasty retreat.


they bravely ran away away, bravely ran away!
When the Biden reared it's ugly head
They bravely turn their tails and fled
The Republicans bravely ran awayyyy!
 
2013-01-24 11:19:29 AM  
Gergan assumes the speech was a "my way or the highway" declaration to Republicans.

That implies four years as president were not enough for Obama to recognize the realities of Washington, D.C.
 
2013-01-24 11:20:40 AM  

xanadian: The wrong side is the opposite of the right side.

You know what else is opposite of right?

Left.

Think about that.


0/10
 
2013-01-24 11:28:48 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.


I look forward to hearing it:

You poors should have your taxes raised!
You poors should have to work longer before you can retire!
You poors shouldn't be allowed to go to school!
Corporations whose stock is owned by foreigners should have a voice in our elections!
Women need to be checked every month to see if they might have gotten pregnant!
If no one pays taxes except the poors, the deficit will go away!
When can spend TEN TIMES what we spend on defense now, and no one will have to pay taxes for that and the deficit will go away!
School teachers should have to pay to be able to go to their jobs!
 
2013-01-24 11:34:05 AM  

ghare: Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.

I look forward to hearing it:

You poors should have your taxes raised!
You poors should have to work longer before you can retire!
You poors shouldn't be allowed to go to school!
Corporations whose stock is owned by foreigners should have a voice in our elections!
Women need to be checked every month to see if they might have gotten pregnant!
If no one pays taxes except the poors, the deficit will go away!
When can spend TEN TIMES what we spend on defense now, and no one will have to pay taxes for that and the deficit will go away!
School teachers should have to pay to be able to go to their jobs!


Uh, that would be the Democratic rhetoric defining Republicans, actually.
 
2013-01-24 11:37:11 AM  

Cletus C.: ghare: Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.

I look forward to hearing it:

You poors should have your taxes raised!
You poors should have to work longer before you can retire!
You poors shouldn't be allowed to go to school!
Corporations whose stock is owned by foreigners should have a voice in our elections!
Women need to be checked every month to see if they might have gotten pregnant!
If no one pays taxes except the poors, the deficit will go away!
When can spend TEN TIMES what we spend on defense now, and no one will have to pay taxes for that and the deficit will go away!
School teachers should have to pay to be able to go to their jobs!

Uh, that would be the Democratic rhetoric defining Republicans, actually.


Not really. If this were posted on a Rightwingistan blog, the choruses of "Hells Yeah" would be coming fast and furious. The head nodding Conservatives would eat this up and most likely add to it.

Interesting bit of projection this claim of yours that this is Dem rhetoric defining Republicans, when the entire Conservative media foundation is bullshiat you guys make up about "TEHM ARFUL LIBBIES!"
 
2013-01-24 11:40:14 AM  

zappaisfrank: Cletus C.: ghare: Free_Chilly_Willy: When a Republican President is elected and gives an inuagration adress that give a unabashed love of conservative principals, we will see how you libs react.

I look forward to hearing it:

You poors should have your taxes raised!
You poors should have to work longer before you can retire!
You poors shouldn't be allowed to go to school!
Corporations whose stock is owned by foreigners should have a voice in our elections!
Women need to be checked every month to see if they might have gotten pregnant!
If no one pays taxes except the poors, the deficit will go away!
When can spend TEN TIMES what we spend on defense now, and no one will have to pay taxes for that and the deficit will go away!
School teachers should have to pay to be able to go to their jobs!

Uh, that would be the Democratic rhetoric defining Republicans, actually.

Not really. If this were posted on a Rightwingistan blog, the choruses of "Hells Yeah" would be coming fast and furious. The head nodding Conservatives would eat this up and most likely add to it.

Interesting bit of projection this claim of yours that this is Dem rhetoric defining Republicans, when the entire Conservative media foundation is bullshiat you guys make up about "TEHM ARFUL LIBBIES!"


People like you make all the rhetoric worthwhile. Thanks.,
 
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