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(Politico)   What does it say about Obama that he has time to complete a March Madness bracket, but not fix the economy? And what does it mean that he chooses some teams over others? An American president who favors some at a whim -- Imperial President, indeed   (politico.com) divider line 91
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2013-03-21 11:48:43 AM
"Do you realize he's never received one vote for any of his previous budgets? If he can pick one winner right in the brackets, he's trumped what he's able to do on getting votes for his own budget," the South Carolina Republican said Wednesday on Fox News's "On the Record."

"I have no problem with the president doing his brackets. That's fine. He's having fun. He's entitled to have some fun, but usually the way I look at it is you have fun after you do your work. And the president hasn't done his work," said Giuliani, a Republican, on Fox News. "He hasn't done it in years."

The House GOP released a Web video hitting Obama on the issue. In it, the House GOP states, "The president's brackets are always on time. His budgets? Not so much."


Children. Goddamn children.
 
2013-03-21 11:57:00 AM
He makes time to complete his bracket because his bracket is the means by which he communicates with the NSIS. Secret coding throughout the entire form allows him to transmit key information annually to his handlers overseas while simultaneously appearing to be engaged in a most American activity. The translation key is incredibly complex, and works on multiple levels, but as an example from his most current bracket (and I'm really stunned he'd be this brazen; I think he's getting a little overconfident since it's been working so long), look at his final four picks:

Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Indiana

Now, aside from telling us that the president has shiatty taste in basketball teams, what does this say? Well, the obvious key is to read the initials: L, F, OS, I. That's meaningless, of course, because you're not reading them in the correct direction (hint: right to left). So what it really should be is F, L, I, OS.

See? Flios. Google it, if you've never heard of the organization, and then ponder what this might mean for all of us.

And that's just the tiniest tip of the iceberg. It's the point on the tip. Most of you are probably better off not knowing any more.
 
2013-03-21 12:00:47 PM
How long do these people thinks it takes to fill out a bracket? I did it in half an hour.
 
2013-03-21 12:01:39 PM
Weren't we just having this discussion in the thread about Ailes and Obama?
 
2013-03-21 12:01:59 PM
This is a repeat from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
 
2013-03-21 12:02:20 PM
I don't think anyone would be able to complete a March Madness bracket if they had to get a majority of both Houses of Congress to agree to it.
 
2013-03-21 12:02:22 PM
Lindsay Graham's punchability index is... infinity.
 
2013-03-21 12:02:25 PM
Something something something......... so someone is automatically president.
 
2013-03-21 12:03:09 PM
Last time I checked, there was no way for the GOP to filibuster the president's bracket choices. Maybe that's why he gets it done on time every year.
 
2013-03-21 12:03:26 PM
Obama picks teams like this

Republicans pick teams like this

Either way, March Madness is a boring distraction at best.
 
2013-03-21 12:04:00 PM
And why did Obama pick the Benghazi Green Devils to win the tournament?
 
2013-03-21 12:04:15 PM
Wanting Obama to propose a budget (which he has) is code for "please propose spending cuts that we the GOP actually want, so we can then call them your idea." Because they're cowards.
 
2013-03-21 12:05:42 PM

NateGrey: How long do these people thinks it takes to fill out a bracket? I did it in half an hour.


After having spent hours in the past I've found that you can be equally successful filling out a bracket in 3 minutes.
 
2013-03-21 12:06:02 PM
"I have no problem with the president doing his brackets. That's fine. He's having fun. He's entitled to have some fun, but usually the way I look at it is you have fun after you do your work. And the president hasn't done his work," said Giuliani, a Republican, on Fox News. "He hasn't done it in years."

Oh, so now fun is a government "entitlement", too, Rudy?

Oh and how them NYC firefighters doing, eh buddy?  Probably great since you worked so hard to make sure they had their health insurance and survivor benefits paid out before you went off to failure in presidental politics. Or is it not considered fun to have your ass handed to you like that?  This guy needs to fade into obscurity.
 
2013-03-21 12:06:17 PM
What is this I don't even
 
2013-03-21 12:06:48 PM

GiantRex: Last time I checked, there was no way for the GOP to filibuster the president's bracket choices. Maybe that's why he gets it done on time every year.


I won't be surprised if one of these twits introduces a bill to allow them to do just that. Hell, it'll probably be their next budget.
 
2013-03-21 12:06:53 PM

crab66: Something something something......... so someone is automatically president and Obama has to something.

 
2013-03-21 12:07:12 PM
Suck my dick.

www.allhatnocattle.net
 
2013-03-21 12:08:28 PM
Wasn't there always an unwritten rule that you don't criticize the President while he/she is overseas?
 
2013-03-21 12:09:15 PM

Pocket Ninja: He makes time to complete his bracket because his bracket is the means by which he communicates with the NSIS. Secret coding throughout the entire form allows him to transmit key information annually to his handlers overseas while simultaneously appearing to be engaged in a most American activity. The translation key is incredibly complex, and works on multiple levels, but as an example from his most current bracket (and I'm really stunned he'd be this brazen; I think he's getting a little overconfident since it's been working so long), look at his final four picks:

Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Indiana

Now, aside from telling us that the president has shiatty taste in basketball teams, what does this say? Well, the obvious key is to read the initials: L, F, OS, I. That's meaningless, of course, because you're not reading them in the correct direction (hint: right to left). So what it really should be is F, L, I, OS.

See? Flios. Google it, if you've never heard of the organization, and then ponder what this might mean for all of us.

And that's just the tiniest tip of the iceberg. It's the point on the tip. Most of you are probably better off not knowing any more.


F L I OS...

...OLIGARHY.

Good Lord, Obama is creating a FLIOLIGARSHY.
 
2013-03-21 12:09:42 PM
Having not read the article I think it goes something like. The economy is hard to fix because it is a large problem and he has multiple people who disagree with whatever he says the solution is so he can't pass the bills he really needs to. Meanwhile the bracket is a small sheet of paper that can be filled out in under an hour.
 
2013-03-21 12:09:45 PM

NateGrey: How long do these people thinks it takes to fill out a bracket? I did it in half an hour.


Tells me that Republicans are out of touch with the average sports fan.
 
2013-03-21 12:12:09 PM

Shrugging Atlas: Wasn't there always an unwritten rule that you don't criticize the President while he/she is overseas?


Section 4.b clause III, paragraph 7-13 of sub-article 2 of The Conservatristical Principles Doctrines:

"...rules shall be suspended if said sitting President is blah [sic], and furthermore such as..."
 
2013-03-21 12:12:32 PM

Pavia_Resistance: Tells me that Republicans are out of touch


You needed to go no further.
 
2013-03-21 12:12:36 PM

Pocket Ninja: He makes time to complete his bracket because his bracket is the means by which he communicates with the NSIS. Secret coding throughout the entire form allows him to transmit key information annually to his handlers overseas while simultaneously appearing to be engaged in a most American activity. The translation key is incredibly complex, and works on multiple levels, but as an example from his most current bracket (and I'm really stunned he'd be this brazen; I think he's getting a little overconfident since it's been working so long), look at his final four picks:

Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Indiana

Now, aside from telling us that the president has shiatty taste in basketball teams, what does this say? Well, the obvious key is to read the initials: L, F, OS, I. That's meaningless, of course, because you're not reading them in the correct direction (hint: right to left). So what it really should be is F, L, I, OS.

See? Flios. Google it, if you've never heard of the organization, and then ponder what this might mean for all of us.

And that's just the tiniest tip of the iceberg. It's the point on the tip. Most of you are probably better off not knowing any more.


i.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-03-21 12:12:53 PM

Rapmaster2000: NateGrey: How long do these people thinks it takes to fill out a bracket? I did it in half an hour.

After having spent hours in the past I've found that you can be equally successful filling out a bracket in 3 minutes.


lol I know right. We got a couple people to play the office pool with the line "you dont even have to know anything about college basketball its too unpredictable anyway". ESPN has a great option to import a celebrity bracket.

Pavia_Resistance: NateGrey: How long do these people thinks it takes to fill out a bracket? I did it in half an hour.

Tells me that Republicans are out of touch with the average sports fan.


Exactly, I see them thinking Obama has all his top advisers in an 18 hour brain storming session in the war room.
 
2013-03-21 12:12:57 PM

Shrugging Atlas: Wasn't there always an unwritten rule that you don't criticize the President while he/she is overseas?


U.S. 435 - A president shall not be criticized by any member of the federal government while on foreign soil unless soliciting money for Friends of Hamas or said president is black.
 
2013-03-21 12:13:56 PM
I forget, who is supposed to come up with the federal budget?
 
2013-03-21 12:14:24 PM

coeyagi: [www.allhatnocattle.net image 500x864]


Hell, even better:

In 2013, the House will be in session for a grand total of 126 days. Congress will spend roughly two-thirds of the year not working. In January, Congress will be in session for eight days-which, compared to August where they will be in session for two days, is considered a "full month." June will be Congress' busiest month with 16 whole days of work.

So yes GOP, tell us more about how the President doesn't do anything.
 
2013-03-21 12:17:57 PM
If his braket is somehow analogous to prioritizing which constituional rights he's going to trample on then it's all good, don't worry.

Obama better be thinking about how much he's destroying America at all times; even while he's pooping.
 
2013-03-21 12:18:51 PM
My senator is a farking child. If I did my job as poorly as he does his, 400 more of his constituents would be unemployed
 
2013-03-21 12:19:01 PM

Shrugging Atlas: Wasn't there always an unwritten rule that you don't criticize the President while he/she is overseas?


Rhodes Scholar Sean Hannity in 2001:

Flavia, you know, this is the same Tom Daschle -- you know, we usually -- when a president goes overseas, criticism stops at the border. He gets support from both sides of the aisle. But that wasn't the case with Tom Daschle.

Sean "I'll totally get waterboarded" Hannity in 2013:

Hannity claimed he was grateful for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's presence because "at least there was one adult in the room" and "one adult that understands the nature of -- the battle of -- the conflict between good and evil in our time." Hannity went on to claim that, while the leaders appeared friendly,"there's no way [Netanyahu] doesn't see through this president's b.s."
 
2013-03-21 12:20:45 PM
I heard that Reince Prebius, or however you spell it, was saying that Republican needed to stop freaking out every time Obama does something that almost every other American also does.

He was obviously ignored.
 
2013-03-21 12:20:51 PM
Car_Ramrod:


Children Childish. Goddamn children.childish.

Fixed that for you.
 
2013-03-21 12:21:34 PM
I heard that B'lack HUSSEIN Fartnambla (if that is indeed his real name) even takes time out of his Presidential schedule to fornicate with a woman of color.

Can you imagine Thomas Jefferson ever disrespecting the office of POTUS like that?
 
2013-03-21 12:22:45 PM

Alphax: I heard that Reince Prebius, or however you spell it, was saying that Republican needed to stop freaking out every time Obama does something that almost every other American also does.

He was obviously ignored.


Did he? Need to find that, a Republican being logical is rare.
 
2013-03-21 12:24:43 PM
He was elected to be a celebrity.
 
2013-03-21 12:25:32 PM
And Obama is disrespecting all the Real American values! He doesn't have Western Kentucky, Mississippi State, or Georgia Tech being #1 like are in real life! Typical elitist picking teams from blue states!
 
2013-03-21 12:25:53 PM

Pocket Ninja: Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Indiana

Now, aside from telling us that the president has shiatty taste in basketball teams,


...I don't see Duke in that Final Four...

/Would you have preferred he picked Notre Dame for their uniforms?
 
2013-03-21 12:28:10 PM
This reminds me of playing poker on my Bberry to kill time during boring and pointless meetings.
 
2013-03-21 12:29:11 PM
the president's budget is never done on time in the same way the red sox never score enough touchdowns to win a game
 
2013-03-21 12:30:05 PM

timujin: I forget, who is supposed to come up with the federal budget?


Constitutionally the House. They have met this, and come up with several budgets that are filled with poison pills and wouldn't pass the Senate.

In general the President is supposed to come up with a roadmap for the budget. The constitution states that he "shall... recommend to [Congress's] consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."   Obama has done that, but he hasn't given them a budget they can pass either. Mainly because it says Obama on the top.
 
2013-03-21 12:30:38 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: And why did Obama pick the Benghazi Green Devils to win the tournament?


LOL - i seriously just did.
 
2013-03-21 12:31:56 PM
A simple sports bracket can be filled while on the toilet. A good economic fix that impacts millions and millions of people? Not so much.

A republican economic fix however can be done on the toilet. They just need to get a glove first before they fish it out.
 
2013-03-21 12:35:17 PM

Jackson Herring: the president's budget is never done on time in the same way the red sox never score enough touchdowns to win a game


That's hockey, idiot.
 
2013-03-21 12:35:32 PM
Obama picked his bracket but didn't pull the lever to lower gas prices or fix the economy. Why Obamashamalamadingdong why?
 
2013-03-21 12:35:40 PM
Yeah, I haven't gotten my doctorate in education yet, but I did manage to make this tasty sandwich.

Its almost like my priorities are screwed up.
 
2013-03-21 12:36:41 PM

Jackson Herring: the president's budget is never done on time in the same way the red sox never score enough touchdowns to win a game


That's because the tore down the old Boston Garden and now the Sox have to play on ice.
 
2013-03-21 12:38:22 PM

timujin: I forget, who is supposed to come up with the federal budget?


Having been on the receiving end of many a federal budget, my best guess is that they are created by a group of severely retarded cocker spaniels who have all taken the brown acid.
 
2013-03-21 12:39:27 PM

Jackson Herring: the president's budget is never done on time in the same way the red sox never score enough touchdowns to win a game


Because the Red Sox have sucked since 2009, that's why.
 
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