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(Hot Air)   Chris Matthews: Calling Obama "Obama" is a way of delegitimizing him. Just like "Bush", "Palin", "Rubio", "Christie", etc   (hotair.com) divider line 163
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2013-08-22 12:01:13 PM
We get it. He's black
 
2013-08-22 12:05:18 PM
I don't like it when people call the President "Mister." Mister Obama. Mister Bush. It's not a breach of protocol, but I think it should be.
 
2013-08-22 12:07:14 PM

Lando Lincoln: I don't like it when people call the President "Mister." Mister Obama. Mister Bush. It's not a breach of protocol, but I think it should be.


That does actually tick me off as well

I may not like the guy, but damn, he earned that Mr President title
 
2013-08-22 12:13:31 PM

cman: Lando Lincoln: I don't like it when people call the President "Mister." Mister Obama. Mister Bush. It's not a breach of protocol, but I think it should be.

That does actually tick me off as well

I may not like the guy, but damn, he earned that Mr President title


He didn't go to 8 years of President Medical school to be called "Mister".
 
2013-08-22 12:20:36 PM

Lando Lincoln: I don't like it when people call the President "Mister." Mister Obama. Mister Bush. It's not a breach of protocol, but I think it should be.


i think the NYT does that, as does the times of london.
 
2013-08-22 12:38:05 PM
I glad this dingbat's show is being scaled back to one broadcast per night. I hope Michael Smerconish gets his 5pm slot.
 
2013-08-22 12:39:58 PM
It honestly only bothers me when I know people are doing it just to be jerkwads.
 
2013-08-22 01:02:20 PM
shut up Chris, you farking idiot.
 
2013-08-22 01:04:06 PM

Wendy's Chili: I glad this dingbat's show is being scaled back to one broadcast per night. I hope Michael Smerconish gets his 5pm slot.


a static shot of paint drying would be more entertaining and informative than Chris Matthews.
 
2013-08-22 01:17:29 PM
Can we please get Dylan Ratigan back?
 
2013-08-22 01:38:36 PM

Lando Lincoln: I don't like it when people call the President "Mister." Mister Obama. Mister Bush. It's not a breach of protocol, but I think it should be.


Actually, that's standard in journalism. The first reference will be to "President X" and any subsequent references will be to "Mr. X"
 
2013-08-22 01:39:01 PM
As long as they replace the FART with an O, it's ok to call him by his last name.
 
2013-08-22 01:39:57 PM

Aristocles: Lando Lincoln: I don't like it when people call the President "Mister." Mister Obama. Mister Bush. It's not a breach of protocol, but I think it should be.

Actually, that's standard in journalism. The first reference will be to "President X" and any subsequent references will be to "Mr. X"



I am changing my last name to X.
 
2013-08-22 01:40:20 PM
Sure thing...Chris.

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2013-08-22 01:40:42 PM
In his defense, Chris Matthews appears to be a spastic doofus on a constant sugar rush.

/Heard him called Tweety somewhere, long ago (might've been here) because of his big yella head.  Seems to fit.
 
2013-08-22 01:41:38 PM

INeedAName: It honestly only bothers me when I know people are doing it just to be jerkwads.


True; delivery makes a difference.  A Tea Partier calling the president "Barry" isn't getting any benefit of the doubt that they're going for irony.

ManateeGag: shut up Chris, you farking idiot.


I'm not sure who Chris Matthews is, but this is probably the best course on this matter.  There are actual things to worry about.
 
2013-08-22 01:41:40 PM
I was all set to come in here and call Matthews an idiot, but then I saw this

Special rules for The One.

Matthews is still an idiot but he's Isaac F*cking Newton compared to this 'tard.
 
2013-08-22 01:42:06 PM
Matthews and a Hot Air link? No farks were given that day.
 
2013-08-22 01:43:34 PM

Lando Lincoln: I don't like it when people call the President "Mister." Mister Obama. Mister Bush. It's not a breach of protocol, but I think it should be.


There's a difference between addressing the President and referring to him. It would be very odd to read a sentence in a newspaper like "Mr. President signed legislation today"- his name is not "President".  That's not how the form of address is used. If you were actually talking to Obama in person you wouldn't call him "Mr. Obama"- that would be a breach of protocol, absent the unusual circumstance of Presidential debates, where the incumbent drops the title (and usually their opponent is not refered to by their title, either, to create equality between them).

Aristocles: Actually, that's standard in journalism. The first reference will be to "President X" and any subsequent references will be to "Mr. X"


Which makes perfect sense.
 
2013-08-22 01:43:43 PM
asdfdsasdf
 
2013-08-22 01:43:46 PM

Lando Lincoln: I don't like it when people call the President "Mister." Mister Obama. Mister Bush. It's not a breach of protocol, but I think it should be.


I've always found it perfectly respectful.  And, in fact, it's my habit.  I also do the same for most foreign heads of state*, governors, senators, representatives, mayors, city councilmen, etc.

* the exception is heads of state with regnal names.  That is, for example, I'll call the Catholic pope Francis rather than Mr. Bergoglio.
 
2013-08-22 01:45:35 PM
If you go back and watch the Republican debates, Newt Gingrich never says "President Obama". There is a very concsious effort to just say "Obama", and not say "President". Newt isn't the only one.

That said, is Matthews getting under the skin of right wingers? This is like the third story this week about him.
 
2013-08-22 01:46:24 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I was all set to come in here and call Matthews an idiot, but then I saw this

Special rules for The One.

Matthews is still an idiot but he's Isaac F*cking Newton compared to this 'tard.


No, no, no. You forget, conservatives have certain marching orders (no asking about the father/mother of that suspicious baby, no asking about any connections to that separatist militia or the Ugandan "kill the ghey" plan) when they are graced with the presence of...

images.politico.com

/IOKIYAR
 
2013-08-22 01:46:41 PM

Fart_Machine: Matthews and a Hot Air link? No farks were given that day.


*GOLF CLAP*
 
2013-08-22 01:46:47 PM
This is a stupid objection, and you're stupid for raising it, and it helps legitimize actual racism directed at Obama through its idiocy.  Thanks, Chris Matthews, for enabling racism.
 
2013-08-22 01:50:23 PM

EyeballKid: Lionel Mandrake: I was all set to come in here and call Matthews an idiot, but then I saw this

Special rules for The One.

Matthews is still an idiot but he's Isaac F*cking Newton compared to this 'tard.

No, no, no. You forget, conservatives have certain marching orders (no asking about the father/mother of that suspicious baby, no asking about any connections to that separatist militia or the Ugandan "kill the ghey" plan) when they are graced with the presence of...

[images.politico.com image 224x296]

/IOKIYAR


i.ebayimg.com

Yeah...teabaggers being teabaggers.
 
2013-08-22 01:52:27 PM
The Republicans aren't exactly on a first name basis with Obama. They hate him and he hates them. Everybody talking nice and being respectful is hypocrisy.
 
2013-08-22 01:54:16 PM

Churchill2004: If you were actually talking to Obama in person you wouldn't call him "Mr. Obama"- that would be a breach of protocol, absent the unusual circumstance of Presidential debates, where the incumbent drops the title (and usually their opponent is not refered to by their title, either, to create equality between them).


That's not true. Obama constantly referred to Romney as Governor, and Romney referred to Obama as "the President" or "Mr. President".
 
2013-08-22 01:54:17 PM
Interesting that Hot Air calls Obama "Precious" while not refuting Matthews claim.

They ask for "proof" (of course, it doesn't matter). Go back to the Republican debates. Try and find ONE TIME "President Obama" is used by Newt Gingrich (other than when blaming him for food stamps).

Here is a story covering how seldom the candidates used "President" during the debates.

Link

They is (IMO) a concerted effort to "use your words" by right wing Republicans. It's not like there is a history of that...
 
2013-08-22 01:56:15 PM

oryx: The Republicans aren't exactly on a first name basis with Obama. They hate him and he hates them. Everybody talking nice and being respectful is hypocrisy.


Several orders of magnitude less evidence for this than for them hating him.  And I hate to say "They started it," but...they started it.

/The second he got the nomination.
 
2013-08-22 01:56:55 PM
Acceptable:
Calling the President by only his last name.  For example, "Eisenhower is one tough son of a biatch."

Not acceptable:
Referring to the president as "Mister ${current president's last name}."  For example, "Mister Reagan sold weapons to Iranian terrorists."
Referring to the president by his full name (including middle names) for no reason and not including his title.  For example, "Herbert Walker Bush decided to go on vacation today, that lazy cracker."
 
2013-08-22 01:57:47 PM
This coming from the same asshat that was "So glad" that hurricane Sandy hit because he felt it helped Obama.
 
2013-08-22 01:57:48 PM

mediablitz: Interesting that Hot Air calls Obama "Precious" while not refuting Matthews claim.

They ask for "proof" (of course, it doesn't matter). Go back to the Republican debates. Try and find ONE TIME "President Obama" is used by Newt Gingrich (other than when blaming him for food stamps).

Here is a story covering how seldom the candidates used "President" during the debates.

Link

They is (IMO) a concerted effort to "use your words" by right wing Republicans. It's not like there is a history of that...


We get it. You believe all Republicans are bigots. You don't have to go in every thread to say it
 
2013-08-22 01:58:44 PM

someonelse: asdfdsasdf


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2013-08-22 02:01:20 PM

cman: mediablitz: Interesting that Hot Air calls Obama "Precious" while not refuting Matthews claim.

They ask for "proof" (of course, it doesn't matter). Go back to the Republican debates. Try and find ONE TIME "President Obama" is used by Newt Gingrich (other than when blaming him for food stamps).

Here is a story covering how seldom the candidates used "President" during the debates.

Link

They is (IMO) a concerted effort to "use your words" by right wing Republicans. It's not like there is a history of that...

We get it. You believe all Republicans are bigots. You don't have to go in every thread to say it


It might help if any Republicans ever did anything to dissuade anyone from that belief.
 
2013-08-22 02:01:55 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Not acceptable:
Referring to the president as "Mister ${current president's last name}."  For example, "Mister Reagan sold weapons to Iranian terrorists."


Wrong.

That is PERFECTLY acceptable and perfectly respectful.
 
2013-08-22 02:02:47 PM
Wow... Usually someone in the fight has a side you can at least kind of take, but not only is Chris Mattews carrying around an extra large jug of stupid, the author of TFA sounds one more "outrage" away from having a simultaneous stroke and heart attack...
 
2013-08-22 02:04:05 PM

cman: mediablitz: Interesting that Hot Air calls Obama "Precious" while not refuting Matthews claim.

They ask for "proof" (of course, it doesn't matter). Go back to the Republican debates. Try and find ONE TIME "President Obama" is used by Newt Gingrich (other than when blaming him for food stamps).

Here is a story covering how seldom the candidates used "President" during the debates.

Link

They is (IMO) a concerted effort to "use your words" by right wing Republicans. It's not like there is a history of that...

We get it. You believe all Republicans are bigots. You don't have to go in every thread to say it


WAAAA!!!! My showing evidence means you have to deflect.

Got it. Sorry to rain on your "I'd rather be ignorant" parade. I posted evidence. You cried like a biatch and made a generic statement.

Good job, sparky!
 
2013-08-22 02:04:32 PM
"Fartbama" is still OK, right?
 
2013-08-22 02:05:27 PM
I'm sensing panic mode on the left.
 
2013-08-22 02:06:08 PM
Shut up, Matthews.
 
2013-08-22 02:06:09 PM

cman: We get it. You believe all Republicans are bigots. You don't have to go in every thread to say it


I believe many Republicans are bigots. The daily EVIDENCE proves that.

I also believe Republicans are purposefully not saying "President", in some childish attempt to belittle Obama.

Which party is it that stated saying "Democrat" instead of "Democratic"?!?!?

Yeah, it's me dude, not you...
 
2013-08-22 02:06:43 PM

mediablitz: cman: mediablitz: Interesting that Hot Air calls Obama "Precious" while not refuting Matthews claim.

They ask for "proof" (of course, it doesn't matter). Go back to the Republican debates. Try and find ONE TIME "President Obama" is used by Newt Gingrich (other than when blaming him for food stamps).

Here is a story covering how seldom the candidates used "President" during the debates.

Link

They is (IMO) a concerted effort to "use your words" by right wing Republicans. It's not like there is a history of that...

We get it. You believe all Republicans are bigots. You don't have to go in every thread to say it

WAAAA!!!! My showing evidence means you have to deflect.

Got it. Sorry to rain on your "I'd rather be ignorant" parade. I posted evidence. You cried like a biatch and made a generic statement.

Good job, sparky!


Since when is a 2 year old blog post considered "evidence"?
 
2013-08-22 02:07:12 PM
He should only be referred to by an epithet that includes "Fart" or the numeral zero, and it should always be spoken in a tone dripping with utter disgust and derision.

/also, what's the deal with all the Matthews links lately?  guy is a buffoon
 
2013-08-22 02:07:42 PM

Neighborhood Watch: I'm sensing panic mode on the left.


Yeah, Obama might lose the election!!
 
2013-08-22 02:08:41 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Acceptable:
Calling the President by only his last name.  For example, "Eisenhower is one tough son of a biatch."

Not acceptable:
Referring to the president as "Mister ${current president's last name}."  For example, "Mister Reagan sold weapons to Iranian terrorists."
Referring to the president by his full name (including middle names) for no reason and not including his title.  For example, "Herbert Walker Bush decided to go on vacation today, that lazy cracker."


As I've already pointed out, that's the standard practice for journalists.

Here, read what the NYTimes has to say about it. NPR was the same way, although, it seems, they've stopped saying "Mr." when referring to Obama the second time and now just say "Obama."
 
2013-08-22 02:09:38 PM
Dubya
 
2013-08-22 02:09:57 PM

Neighborhood Watch: I'm sensing panic mode on the left.


You were sensing exactly the same thing before the 2012 presidential election, weren't you?
 
2013-08-22 02:10:27 PM

RussianPooper: Dubya


Sorry, "President" is for people who honestly win the presidential election.


/and, coffee's for closers.
 
2013-08-22 02:10:40 PM

cman: Since when is a 2 year old blog post considered "evidence"?


When the ACTUAL VIDEO OF THE DEBATES is linked? You know, with exact examples?

Wait, you're the dude in the wrestling thread that was completely clueless about DVD royalties, aren't you?

shiat, no wonder you can't grasp basics.
 
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