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2013-05-14 11:42:12 AM

Danger Mouse: ScandalGate!!!!

Quick get all the libtards in a circle...start the jerking....ahhhh.

Ok...now mock anyone who critizes Obama...you over there...get ready to call someone a racist. Are we all set with the Bush references?  Ok. Good.

pass the lube...


Don't you have a show to do Rush?
 
2013-05-14 11:43:49 AM
There could be a dozen actual scandals originating in the Obama administration and it wouldn't matter. Republicans lost all their credibility years ago and no one trusts them to approach issues seriously and in good faith.
 
2013-05-14 11:45:21 AM

I_C_Weener: Gaseous Anomaly: Danger Mouse: you over there...get ready to call someone a racist

Good point. I remember when sitting Congress members questioned Jimmy Carter's eligibility to be President. And how every conservative was convinced Carter was "bad" in multiple contradictory dimensions simultaneously (he was a do-nothing empty suit who was about to implement martial law too, IIRC...).

/he was very articulate though

Joe Biden believed so much in Obama's articulateness that he ran against him in the primaries.


Eh, being more articulate than Biden isn't hard :-)

This does remind me - during the 2008 primaries we all assumed that the "secret Muslim" and/or "foreign born" rumors were started by Hillary's people. (McCain tried a "fathered a black child" rumor but it never took off). I wonder if anyone ever found out.
 
2013-05-14 11:47:41 AM

I_C_Weener: Joe Biden believed so much in Obama's articulateness that he ran against him in the primaries.


The fark does that matter? Not every primary race is acrimonious (remember Cain and Gingrich almost making interracial gay porn during the primaries?), and not every fight ends with the combatants pissed at each other. I hear Joe and Obama work pretty well together these days, even though Obama couldn't bear to be seen with Joe since December of 2007 (when Biden's chances at the nomination were seen to be zero).

There's even a well-known term for this phenomenon, whereby you show respect and honor to the effort by affording the same to your adversary.
 
2013-05-14 11:48:33 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Now this was a farking scandal




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2013-05-14 11:49:44 AM

Gaseous Anomaly: This does remind me - during the 2008 primaries we all assumed that the "secret Muslim" and/or "foreign born" rumors were started by Hillary's people. (McCain tried a "fathered a black child" rumor but it never took off). I wonder if anyone ever found out.


Did you ever check out the website "Hillaryis44" during the primaries?  Holy mother of God, those people were Townhall-commenter-level insane.
 
2013-05-14 11:50:27 AM
Meh. I like Obama and I'm done with his presidency.

I'm not even blaming him, but unless the GOP gets destroyed in the mid terms, we'll just keep plodding along like this for at least another decade. And nothing good is waiting at the end of that decade.

I'm advocating for Balkinization from here on. We've done a commendable job of purging GOP derp from my section of the nation. Still work to be done for sure, but we're on the path.
 
2013-05-14 11:50:40 AM
the desperation of the left.
this is so funny.
do everything you can to divert from 0bamagate, Benghazi-gate, AP-gate and the soon to arrive Sebellius-gate.


ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
 
2013-05-14 11:50:49 AM
Scandals?  Scandals?  You want scandals?

Here is a complete history of all the Federal scandals in DC (District of Contempt).  A massive staff is required to keep it up to date.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_political_scandals_in_t he _United_States
 
2013-05-14 11:51:05 AM
All is well


t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-14 11:51:34 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Sebellius-gate.


What the hell is this one?
 
2013-05-14 11:52:42 AM

Mrtraveler01: tenpoundsofcheese: Sebellius-gate.

What the hell is this one?


Study it out libulardo
 
2013-05-14 11:57:33 AM

HotWingConspiracy: I'm not even blaming him, but unless the GOP gets destroyed in the mid terms, we'll just keep plodding along like this for at least another decade. And nothing good is waiting at the end of that decade.


Considering the only thing that saved their happy asses in 2012 was gerrymandering, with a potential impeachment to keep the base from staying at home or worse, another debt ceiling fight, and more women's and minority rights issues coming down the pike, that may very well yet happen.
 
2013-05-14 11:58:14 AM
Oh, the desperation to deflect.

It's very entertaining.
 
2013-05-14 11:58:19 AM
Oh yeah.  I remember hearing about this story on Fox.
 
2013-05-14 11:58:36 AM
I thought Republicans were focused on creating jobs... for prosecutors.
 
2013-05-14 11:59:24 AM
That a very amazingly lame argument.
 
2013-05-14 11:59:32 AM

Danger Mouse: pass the lube...


Dude, you're phoning it in.  You can do better than that.
 
2013-05-14 12:00:43 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Oh, the desperation to deflect.

It's very entertaining.


I know, the GOP has ginned up so many fake scandals to deflect from their election failures. It's so funny.
 
2013-05-14 12:03:08 PM

Mrtraveler01: tenpoundsofcheese: Sebellius-gate.

What the hell is this one?


It turns out her legal name is spelled with two l's instead of one, so Sarah Palin is automatically Secretary of HHS and Obamacare is dead.
 
2013-05-14 12:03:24 PM
I think it's scandalous there are so many scandals.
 
2013-05-14 12:03:40 PM

Nabb1: The Republicans being shiatheads does not mean the President has not been trampling the Bill of Rights.  I think Benghazi is a tempest in a teapot for the most part, but I do find it unforgivable (not impeachable) that the Administration was blaming some silly little YouTube video for the attacks apparently knowing full well what this was.  And the IRS thing, while awful, does not appear to be Obama's fault and I agree with his assessment of the situation thus far.  But the recent sweeping, secretive investigation of the AP is startling.  So, between the Benghazi response and bullying the AP, we see he's not a fan of the First Amendment.  The Second Amendment is an obvious one.  He supported renewal of the Patriot Act, continued warrantless wiretaps, signed a bill authorizing indefinite detention of American citizens if they are labeled as "terror suspects", is only just now getting around to maybe, possibly closing our detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and let's not forget the thousands of deaths from drone strikes that were carried out for the purpose of extra-judicial executions of American citizens overseas.  So, he's not real big on the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments, either.  Yes, the Republicans are acting like petulant spoiled brats and they need to stop blocking every appointment willy-nilly, but let's not lose sight of the fact that there are some troubling expansions of unchecked executive power going on.


The trouble is the opposition doesn't actually give a shiat about most of that
 
2013-05-14 12:05:28 PM

Nabb1: I do find it unforgivable (not impeachable) that the Administration was blaming some silly little YouTube video for the attacks apparently knowing full well what this was.


I don't understand this argument.

This wasn't a case like Iraqi WMD when the administration spent months and months deliberately misleading the Congress, the people and the world to gain support for a policy they'd already decided on.

This was a case in which events were ACTUALLY confusing.  And, when clarity had been brought to the situation, the White House made that information public.  This happened over the course of a few days (a couple of weeks at most).  The White House had no incentive to misidentify the nature of the attack -- and, if they did, they certainly LOST whatever benefit they could have derived by correcting the record.  Keep in mind this happened well before the election...so, if there was some sort of deliberate misinformation, one would expect the White House to have maintained it at least until Nov. 7.

To claim that the White House knew "full well" what the attacks were when the administration made its initial public statements seems to me to be taking things much too far.
 
2013-05-14 12:07:29 PM

Danger Mouse: ScandalGate!!!!

Quick get all the libtards in a circle...start the jerking....ahhhh.

Ok...now mock anyone who critizes Obama...you over there...get ready to call someone a racist. Are we all set with the Bush references?  Ok. Good.

pass the lube...


Remember, folks. Asking them to actually back up the words they say is "mocking" now. What poor little victims you are.
 
2013-05-14 12:08:30 PM
The Boy Who Cried Wolf is such an established Jungian archetype.

Doesn't excuse any Executive misdeeds, if there are any.  But it's hard to blame the villagers when they turn a deaf ear at this pint.
 
2013-05-14 12:09:38 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I think it's scandalous there are so many scandals.


I know. How can I separate the crap ones from the legitimate ones?
 
2013-05-14 12:12:10 PM
Wow, conservatives are in meltdown mode over their lack of of actual scandals to pin on Obama, aren't they?

Just remember goppers:  your party sat back and did nothing, leading the 3,000 people dying in the streets, and then you started, and basically failed at runnign two wars for eight years, then crashed the economy and cost us a credit downgrade.

Nothing Obama can do can come remotely close to that level of failure.
 
2013-05-14 12:12:24 PM

Maud Dib: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Now this was a farking scandal

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I dont need no farking help biatch about that effing call!!! 10 YARDS 10 EFFING YARDS 10 YARDS NOT 9 DIFFERENTLY NOT 8 BUT IT HAS TO TRAVEL 10 YARDS!!!!


see
 
2013-05-14 12:12:26 PM

seniorgato: That a very amazingly lame argument.


I know, right. The same people who complain about government incompetence demonstrate their perfect application of it.
 
2013-05-14 12:12:56 PM

Mrtraveler01: I know. How can I separate the crap ones from the legitimate ones?


Look at who pushes the scandal.  If it's a group with "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in the name, it's probably a fake scandal.
 
2013-05-14 12:13:19 PM

Nabb1: I think Benghazi is a tempest in a teapot for the most part, but I do find it unforgivable (not impeachable) that the Administration was blaming some silly little YouTube video for the attacks apparently knowing full well what this was.


Stop. Farking. Lying.
 
2013-05-14 12:13:39 PM

Hung Like A Tic-Tac: Study it out libulardo


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"EL LIBULARDO IS SPANISH FOR....THE LIBULARDO"
 
2013-05-14 12:13:58 PM

moothemagiccow: The trouble is the opposition doesn't actually give a shiat about most of that


Hell, the opposition  started it and they're practically salivating at the opportunity to get back in the hot seat again, buttressed by eight years of Obama doing the same crap[1] in both precedent and the ability to silence opposition by pointing out "but Obama did it!". Anyone who thought Obama, or any other Democratic, Republican, or independent candidate for that matter, was going to use his presidency as an opportunity to roll back executive privilege and the unitary executive was deluding themselves -- no president in his or her right mind is going to deliberately roll back the power of the office, and in fact many of our most famous/highest-rated presidents in history greatly expanded the power of the presidency.

It's very similar to the "filibuster" issue -- nobody's going to repeal or reform it, when they have the opportunity in the future to wield it themselves. Get used to it, that's contemporary American politics.

[1] "The same crap" here has a very loose definition. Obama tried to close Guantanamo, but was blocked by Congress thrice over. Signing NDAA'12 did absolutely nothing the right wing claims it does, having exemptions for U.S. citizens and merely shoring up post-SCOTUS developments to the 2001 AUMF, and moreover  those who complain about the "troubling language" in the 2012 NDAA are the ones who introduced it, and voted for it.
 
2013-05-14 12:14:45 PM

Diogenes: The Boy Who Cried Wolf is such an established Jungian archetype.

Doesn't excuse any Executive misdeeds, if there are any.  But it's hard to blame the villagers when they turn a deaf ear at this pint.


Like this?
 
2013-05-14 12:14:51 PM

Antimatter: Wow, conservatives are in meltdown mode over their lack of of actual scandals to pin on Obama, aren't they?

Just remember goppers:  your party sat back and did nothing, leading the 3,000 people dying in the streets, and then you started, and basically failed at runnign two wars for eight years, then crashed the economy and cost us a credit downgrade.

Nothing Obama can do can come remotely close to that level of failure.


All of things you mentioned can somehow be blamed on Democrats. All of them. Believe me, I've gone toe to toe with enough right wing morons to know how they think.

No one Republican ever did anything wrong ever and if they did, it was the Democrats fault.

THIS is what Republicans really believe...

/wish I were kidding.
 
2013-05-14 12:17:38 PM
This is the worst thing since the last worst thing we talked about here!
 
2013-05-14 12:18:11 PM

Erix: Diogenes: The Boy Who Cried Wolf is such an established Jungian archetype.

Doesn't excuse any Executive misdeeds, if there are any.  But it's hard to blame the villagers when they turn a deaf ear at this pint.

Like this?


LOL.  Bet you she gives a mean blowie.  Can probably breathe through them, too.
 
2013-05-14 12:19:26 PM

zappaisfrank: Antimatter: Wow, conservatives are in meltdown mode over their lack of of actual scandals to pin on Obama, aren't they?

Just remember goppers:  your party sat back and did nothing, leading the 3,000 people dying in the streets, and then you started, and basically failed at runnign two wars for eight years, then crashed the economy and cost us a credit downgrade.

Nothing Obama can do can come remotely close to that level of failure.

All of things you mentioned can somehow be blamed on Democrats. All of them. Believe me, I've gone toe to toe with enough right wing morons to know how they think.

No one Republican ever did anything wrong ever and if they did, it was the Democrats fault.

THIS is what Republicans really believe...

/wish I were kidding.


You're right, but partisan assholes are loud and common on both sides of the aisle.
 
2013-05-14 12:19:29 PM

cabbyman: This is the worst thing since the last worst thing we talked about here!


This has nothing on Justin Bieber
 
2013-05-14 12:20:35 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Maud Dib: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Now this was a farking scandal

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I dont need no farking help biatch about that effing call!!! 10 YARDS 10 EFFING YARDS 10 YARDS NOT 9 DIFFERENTLY NOT 8 BUT IT HAS TO TRAVEL 10 YARDS!!!!


images.wikia.com

// not 7 or 8 or 9, but 10!
 
2013-05-14 12:22:20 PM

James!: That's not so much a scandal as a disgrace.

 
2013-05-14 12:22:40 PM

Erix: zappaisfrank: Antimatter: Wow, conservatives are in meltdown mode over their lack of of actual scandals to pin on Obama, aren't they?

Just remember goppers:  your party sat back and did nothing, leading the 3,000 people dying in the streets, and then you started, and basically failed at runnign two wars for eight years, then crashed the economy and cost us a credit downgrade.

Nothing Obama can do can come remotely close to that level of failure.

All of things you mentioned can somehow be blamed on Democrats. All of them. Believe me, I've gone toe to toe with enough right wing morons to know how they think.

No one Republican ever did anything wrong ever and if they did, it was the Democrats fault.

THIS is what Republicans really believe...

/wish I were kidding.

You're right, but partisan assholes are loud and common on both sides of the aisle.


So vote Republican..?
 
2013-05-14 12:24:03 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So it's a scandal when someone fails to do their constitutional duty?!


Funny how bigoted Tea Baggers don't understand how the constitution works......yet love to claim it is being abused when they aren't allowed to discriminate against minorities.  Fark off you twat.
 
2013-05-14 12:24:19 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Danger Mouse: ScandalGate!!!!

Quick get all the libtards in a circle...start the jerking....ahhhh.

Ok...now mock anyone who critizes Obama...you over there...get ready to call someone a racist. Are we all set with the Bush references?  Ok. Good.

pass the lube...

Don't you have a show to do Rush?


I caught him on the way back from picking up lunch.  Apparently Rush is proud as a peacock Obama said his name at some fundraiser.
 
2013-05-14 12:24:51 PM
Just wait 'til the Scandal Bubble bursts, you and your irrational exuberance.

dealbreaker.com
 
2013-05-14 12:25:54 PM
It's bullshiat, and I'm sure that in "George Sargent's take from a liberal perspectiveTM" it is scandelous, but it's not really a "scandal".

Scandal implies some attempt to keep it secret. The Teabaggers ran for election based on the promise that they would do anything and everything to stop "Obamacare and the librul government takeover". Nearly half of the country voted against Obama, and these politicians know just how red their home states vote.

This isn't a scandal, this is just hyper-partisan annoying bullshiat. Pelosi and Reid did similar things and hel up and delayed and refused to approve a whole crap-ton of Bush's nominations too, especially judges, but when they got control of both houses they didn't have to be so tricksy to gum up the works.

Without supporting the right-wingers and teabaggers who are taking it a bit too far, every time I read one of these articles I keep thinking that too many pundits are under the age of 30, and too may pundits are shocked, I say SHOCKED! to see how the sausage is actually made.
 
2013-05-14 12:25:55 PM

zappaisfrank: Erix: zappaisfrank: Antimatter: Wow, conservatives are in meltdown mode over their lack of of actual scandals to pin on Obama, aren't they?

Just remember goppers:  your party sat back and did nothing, leading the 3,000 people dying in the streets, and then you started, and basically failed at runnign two wars for eight years, then crashed the economy and cost us a credit downgrade.

Nothing Obama can do can come remotely close to that level of failure.

All of things you mentioned can somehow be blamed on Democrats. All of them. Believe me, I've gone toe to toe with enough right wing morons to know how they think.

No one Republican ever did anything wrong ever and if they did, it was the Democrats fault.

THIS is what Republicans really believe...

/wish I were kidding.

You're right, but partisan assholes are loud and common on both sides of the aisle.

So vote Republican..?


Hell no.  Just don't think it's a one sided problem.  And maybe vote third party.
 
2013-05-14 12:26:43 PM

Dr Dreidel: // not 7 or 8 or 9, but 10!


Actually whenever someone uses caps lock I hear it in Gary Oldman's voice. More screaming nutcase from the Professional Gary Oldman not screaming psychopath from the Fifth Element Gary Oldman.

img811.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-14 12:27:37 PM

Mrtraveler01: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I think it's scandalous there are so many scandals.

I know. How can I separate the crap ones from the legitimate ones?


Nothing about n0Bummer is legitimate!

/wait...
 
2013-05-14 12:29:11 PM
My favorite was the other day when some butthurt Congressman was demanding the head of the IRS be fired...only to be reminded that the GOP hasn't allowed a person to take that job since Bush's nominee left office.

Our system of government wasn't set up to deal with hyper-Balkanized political parties. This may not be a "scandal," but it could signal the beginning of the end.
 
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