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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


poipoipoipoipoipoi
 
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.
 
2013-08-22 02:10:59 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: guy is a buffoon


typical lib, circling the wagons to protect one of their own and furthermore comma
 
2013-08-22 02:11:31 PM  
Chimpy Bushiatler McFlightsuit
 
2013-08-22 02:11:59 PM  

RussianPooper: Dubya


When did a sitting member of Congress, or a Democrat duing debates, refer to him as "Dubya"?
 
2013-08-22 02:13:39 PM  

Jackson Herring: Pants full of macaroni!!: guy is a buffoon

typical lib, circling the wagons to protect one of their own and furthermore comma


It is tough saying "Matthews has a point". I remember having this discussion right after the debates. "Notice how they never say "President Obama"? That isn't an accident".

Petulant children. Sucks that Matthews is the one bringing it up.
 
2013-08-22 02:14:09 PM  

James!: 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".


http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20071226after.gif
 
2013-08-22 02:15:33 PM  

Churchill2004: 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.


blogs-images.forbes.com

Usually.
 
2013-08-22 02:16:23 PM  
Heh.  I kinda like it when Matthews says something preposterous like this.  It gives Fox News viewers a slight peek at what the rest of us see on Fox.  It's not nearly as egregious, but that feeling you Fox guys get listening to this drivel... multiply it by about 10 and that's how the rest of us feel all the time.
 
2013-08-22 02:16:38 PM  

eraser8: 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.


President Reagan selling weapons to Iranian terrorists isn't acceptable or respectful, you neocon troll!
 
2013-08-22 02:17:52 PM  
Prrr, Prrr President Bush.

Nah.
 
2013-08-22 02:17:57 PM  
Matthews is right and subby is right. But mostly it's just sloppy journalism.

The journalistic standard should be that anyone's first mention in a column, article, TV segment, etc should include their title, and throw in a "former" if a reasonably informed person might not know if they're currently in that position.

But it's a silly thing to biatch about. It's the sort of thing they complain about when they don't have enough news to fill a show.
 
2013-08-22 02:19:28 PM  

mediablitz: 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.


1. Its still a blog that is filled with bias that links to a Chris Matthews clip
2. I do show up in wrestling threads, but you have me confused with someone else
 
2013-08-22 02:21:53 PM  
Though Matthews does a poor job of making it, I think his point is more that you never hear Tea Partiers call Obama the President, let alone treat him as one.  Their entire attitude toward him is that he was illegitimately elected and is usurping the office.
 
2013-08-22 02:21:56 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."


I have a problem with this. George Herbert Walker Bush is a cracker-ass-cracker.
 
2013-08-22 02:28:00 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.


President isn't a title of nobility, by design.
 
2013-08-22 02:28:55 PM  
'President no new wars Obama' is much better than 'crimes against humanity Bush jr'.
'sarah half term palin' or was that 'sarah grifter palin'.
'dick torturer cheney'.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-22 02:29:36 PM  
DOCTOR RON PAUL!
 
2013-08-22 02:31:15 PM  

GoldSpider: 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.

President isn't a title of nobility, by design.


George Washington came up with "Mr. President" when people started calling him "your Majesty."  It stuck.
 
2013-08-22 02:35:20 PM  

Rapmaster2000: DOCTOR RON PAUL!


I recall some dipshiat "conservative" blogger complaining about calling Joe's wife "Dr. Biden" because she is "not a real (ie, medical) doctor"

There are some stupid fkn people out there.  Combine that stupidity with the petulance of a four-year-old and you have a teabagger.
 
2013-08-22 02:37:06 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: GoldSpider: 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.

President isn't a title of nobility, by design.

George Washington came up with "Mr. President" when people started calling him "your Majesty."  It stuck.


People like Lando here would love to grovel and scrape and call the US president Your Highness or My Lord.
 
2013-08-22 02:37:56 PM  

GoldSpider: 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.

President isn't a title of nobility, by design.



Queen Elizabeth: It's 'Your Majesty' the first time. After that, it's 'ma'am', as in 'ham'. Not 'ma'am', as in 'palm'.
 
2013-08-22 02:39:08 PM  

Etchy333: Can we please get Dylan Ratigan back?


Nope. He quit and works on a farm or something. Growing killer hydro I hear.
 
2013-08-22 02:41:13 PM  
Bach, Brahms, Dali, Hemingway, Van Gogh, Dickens, Tesla, Schrodinger... all victims of disrespect.
 
2013-08-22 02:42:09 PM  

eraser8: I've always found it perfectly respectful.  And, in fact, it's my habit.


Well, that's because you are dumb and I am not.

jigger: People like Lando here would love to grovel and scrape and call the US president Your Highness or My Lord.


You just watch yourself, or people will be calling your ass "Lando's foot's apartment." Or something. I am too filled with rage to come up with a better insult. I'll be back later.
 
2013-08-22 02:44:23 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.


Knock-knock!

Who's there?

Mister Bush!

Mister Bush who?

Mister Bush, came on her titties!
 
2013-08-22 02:46:27 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: 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.


I know this one Republican that went into a coma during the Eisenhower administration. You're besmirching his name.
 
2013-08-22 02:47:15 PM  
Lionel Mandrake:

I recall some dipshiat "conservative" blogger complaining about calling Joe's wife "Dr. Biden" because she is "not a real (ie, medical) doctor"

There are some stupid fkn people out there.  Combine that stupidity with the petulance of a four-year-old and you have a teabagger.


"dip-shiat conservative blogger"?
i85.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-22 02:51:15 PM  

Lando Lincoln: eraser8: I've always found it perfectly respectful.  And, in fact, it's my habit.

Well, that's because you are dumb and I am not.


So, on my side, we've got the New York Times and the BBC.  And, on your side, we have people with giant sandy vaginas.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're the dumb one.
 
2013-08-22 02:51:22 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.


Its standard practice in journalism to use the professional title for the first reference in an article and the personal title in subsequent references. I think it humanizes the office. And that is a good thing.
 
2013-08-22 02:52:52 PM  

eraser8: Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're the dumb one.


No, you are!

I win.
 
2013-08-22 02:53:27 PM  
I'd be insulted if someone called me a Palin. . .
 
2013-08-22 02:54:44 PM  

Somacandra: Its standard practice in journalism to use the professional title for the first reference in an article and the personal title in subsequent references. I think it humanizes the office. And that is a good thing.


If you're using it like that, sure.  Just that I've seen a number of jackasses use it to avoid to actually have to utter "President Obama."
 
2013-08-22 02:55:43 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: George Washington came up with "Mr. President" when people started calling him "your Majesty."  It stuck.


I prefer Generalissimo ChairMAO B-Rock "The Islamic Shock" Hussein al-Chicago FartbaMAO

with extra MAO. And you scream the "AL-CHICAGO!!" part.
 
2013-08-22 02:56:07 PM  
In the case of Bush, yes.  In the case of Rubio, Palin, or anyone else who has not been president, no.

FTFA: "but a guy in an Obama mask being chased around a ring by a bull was national news for days"

From what I saw, about 90% of the attention was Real Murcans sputtering, "b-b-b-b-but Bush!"  This article a case in point.  As usual, the right is inept at trolling.
 
2013-08-22 02:56:35 PM  

Somacandra: I think it humanizes the office. And that is a good thing.


I think they're trying to fool themselves into thinking that the President is still in some way just a citizen. That's patently false, but they really would like to convince themselves of that.
 
2013-08-22 02:57:16 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Just that I've seen a number of jackasses use it to avoid to actually have to utter "President Obama."


Yeah, I also remember people derisively referring to "Governor Bush" during his first term in order to undermine his electoral legitimacy.
 
2013-08-22 02:57:59 PM  

Somacandra: I prefer Generalissimo ChairMAO B-Rock "The Islamic Shock" Hussein al-Chicago FartbaMAO

with extra MAO. And you scream the "AL-CHICAGO!!" part.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-22 03:00:30 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I think they're trying to fool themselves into thinking that the President is still in some way just a citizen. That's patently false, but they really would like to convince themselves of that.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-22 03:01:09 PM  

cman: We get it. He's black


What????!!!!????

Nobody told me this.  Well what now?
 
2013-08-22 03:01:36 PM  

Somacandra: Yeah, I also remember people derisively referring to "Governor Bush" during his first term in order to undermine his electoral legitimacy.


Don't recall anyone doing that, but retarded just the same.  He's governor while running, but once he's pres he's the pres.
 
2013-08-22 03:02:40 PM  
Left-wing, right-wing, I think we can  all come together as a nation and agree that Chis Mathews is a douche.

America, united once again.
 
2013-08-22 03:03:44 PM  

DeaH: Left-wing, right-wing, I think we can  all come together as a nation and agree that Chis Mathews is a douche.

America, united once again.


He looks like the kind of guy that would always be sweaty.
 
2013-08-22 03:04:10 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Somacandra: I think it humanizes the office. And that is a good thing.

I think they're trying to fool themselves into thinking that the President is still in some way just a citizen. That's patently false, but they really would like to convince themselves of that.


Um...
 
2013-08-22 03:04:35 PM  

mediablitz: I remember having this discussion right after the debates. "Notice how they never say "President Obama"? That isn't an accident".


Oh sure. I remember Ann Coulter desperately trying to make "B. Hussein Obama" stick.
 
2013-08-22 03:09:47 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Somacandra: Yeah, I also remember people derisively referring to "Governor Bush" during his first term in order to undermine his electoral legitimacy.

Don't recall anyone doing that, but retarded just the same.  He's governor while running, but once he's pres he's the pres.


My favorites (I still see the second one around) is from the 90's. I remember seeing and hearing several criticisms referring to "President-Erect Clinton" and "Hillary Ramrod Clinton" as well.
 
2013-08-22 03:10:15 PM  
Great....dragging out the old "they-are-not-calling-the-president-"the_president" complaint show topic.


Another slow news week at MSNBC I guess.

They were hoping for another, bombing, natural disaster or royal baby to furl their unibrows at, but it was not to be had.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-22 03:13:24 PM  
Well, considering what republicans usually call him, simply calling him "Obama" is a step up.
 
2013-08-22 03:17:32 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.


They are bringing back Ed Schultz for the 5pm slot.

Link
 
2013-08-22 03:19:20 PM  

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


Nah, those are still your balls.
 
2013-08-22 03:21:30 PM  

Somacandra: Satanic_Hamster: Just that I've seen a number of jackasses use it to avoid to actually have to utter "President Obama."

Yeah, I also remember people derisively referring to "Governor Bush" during his first term in order to undermine his electoral legitimacy.


No, you don't.
 
2013-08-22 03:25:28 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Lionel Mandrake:

I recall some dipshiat "conservative" blogger complaining about calling Joe's wife "Dr. Biden" because she is "not a real (ie, medical) doctor"

There are some stupid fkn people out there.  Combine that stupidity with the petulance of a four-year-old and you have a teabagger.

"dip-shiat conservative blogger"?
[i85.photobucket.com image 375x258]


Yeah, I know...redundant
 
2013-08-22 03:27:57 PM  

Hung Like A Tic-Tac: They are bringing back Ed Schultz for the 5pm slot.


God, please, no.
 
2013-08-22 03:37:18 PM  

factoryconnection: 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.


Short version: Matthews is a pundit on MSNBC who never met an ass he didn't want to kiss.  Dude practically fellated Bush during his time in office, and then did the same to Obama when he went in, and has used just as ridiculous "reasoning" on both.  He is the political equivalent of a starfarker, and he has yet to have anything cogent come out of his mouth.
 
2013-08-22 03:50:17 PM  

cman: We get it. He's black


www.blogcdn.com
Well, maybe on his mother's side.
 
2013-08-22 03:55:45 PM  

Somacandra: Lionel Mandrake: George Washington came up with "Mr. President" when people started calling him "your Majesty."  It stuck.

I prefer Generalissimo ChairMAO B-Rock "The Islamic Shock" Hussein al-Chicago FartbaMAO

with extra MAO. And you scream the "AL-CHICAGO!!" part.


This made me LOL.

CSB: I was ordering my business cards and I saw that "Esq." was available as a suffix. I know in the US it is used by lawyers, but I wondered what the requirement was. I googled it and found a site that said something to the effect of "In the US there is no organization that officially qualifies people to use the title. In short, any self-important douchebag can use it."

So as a gag I checked the box, figuring that my manager wouldn't approve it. Low and behold I have 500 business cards that say "Jst3p Esq. Unix System Administrator"

Since I am not customer facing I hardly use them but it was good for a laugh.
 
2013-08-22 03:56:27 PM  
Chris Matthews is the Democrat equivalent of Rush Limbaugh. Hes a retard
 
2013-08-22 03:56:35 PM  
Homobama
0bama
Fartbama
Fartbongo
Obamao
Snobama
Osama
Taxbongo
Nobama

Frankly, I'm surprised Fox News still uses his actual last name; what with all the creative alternatives.
 
2013-08-22 03:59:17 PM  

HighOnCraic: I'd be insulted if someone called me a Palin. . .


I would start to be insulted, but then quit.
 
2013-08-22 04:00:06 PM  
I see what he means - they use his name to make him seem foreign, evil, ect. But that's nothing new, he just said what has been a long-running truth.

Same as how some of the more derpy sorts call the D-party "democrat". "The democrat party....", as if ending in "Rat", or if nothing else pissing off the libs is the goal.
 
2013-08-22 04:00:13 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: Homobama
0bama
Fartbama
Fartbongo
Obamao
Snobama
Osama
Taxbongo
Nobama

Frankly, I'm surprised Fox News still uses his actual last name; what with all the creative alternatives.


You forgot Obammy. And for some reason freepers call his wife Mooshel
 
2013-08-22 04:09:11 PM  

jst3p: for some reason freepers call his wife Mooshel


It's because they are literally blind with stupidity and think that she's fat, so they made her name say "moo". Like a cow.

Someone who was not a seven year old came up with that, and it was repeated by other people who were also not seven year olds. Sigh.
 
2013-08-22 04:09:24 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: "dip-shiat conservative blogger"?


My dreams will now forever be haunted.

Thanks, Ass....

/seriously that was a funny gif
//dreams will still be haunted
///what has been seen, cannot be unseen
 
2013-08-22 04:12:32 PM  

thurstonxhowell: jst3p: for some reason freepers call his wife Mooshel

It's because they are literally blind with stupidity and think that she's fat, so they made her name say "moo". Like a cow.

Someone who was not a seven year old came up with that, and it was repeated by other people who were also not seven year olds. Sigh.


Dude, you gotta say something because you just can't call them N***** out-loud anymore because of teh Libruls....

/wish I was joking
//grew up in the south
///America makes me haz a sad
 
2013-08-22 04:15:53 PM  
Ah, for the days when Chris would express himself with the delightfully lyrical asdfasdf.  Sadly, those days are but a dim memory.......
 
2013-08-22 04:18:07 PM  

machoprogrammer: Chris Matthews is the Democrat equivalent of Rush Limbaugh. Hes a retard


Chris Matthews had a lot of good things to say about Bush when he was President. So your analogy is pretty pathetic.
 
2013-08-22 04:18:26 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"


That's the standard the Wall Street Journal and almost no one else follows. AP standard has subsequent references that use the name and not the title as the last name by itself.

So if the first reference is "President Obama", then second reference is "the president" or "Obama."

I think it's just laziness to avoid having to remember if someone has a doctorate, or in the case of a woman, if she's married.
 
2013-08-22 04:23:40 PM  
President Hussein Obama, sponsored by Christ on a Cracker. Whassup, Hussein?

Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

The stupid.....it burns.

 
2013-08-22 04:26:20 PM  

lantawa: President Hussein Obama, sponsored by Christ on a Cracker. Whassup, Hussein?

Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

The stupid.....it burns.


McCain or Romney? Really? The GoP has no one but itself to blame for losing those elections.
 
2013-08-22 04:28:10 PM  

Car_Ramrod: DeaH: Left-wing, right-wing, I think we can  all come together as a nation and agree that Chis Mathews is a douche.

America, united once again.

He looks like the kind of guy that would always be sweaty.


I think you mean fresh as a summer's eve.
 
2013-08-22 04:28:54 PM  

jst3p: McCain or Romney? Really? The GoP has no one but itself to blame for losing those elections.


I'll never understand the Palin pick. A better VP candidate could have made the difference in '08. Scratched my head so much on that one that I created a bald spot.
 
2013-08-22 04:33:35 PM  

lantawa: jst3p: McCain or Romney? Really? The GoP has no one but itself to blame for losing those elections.

I'll never understand the Palin pick. A better VP candidate could have made the difference in '08. Scratched my head so much on that one that I created a bald spot.


I think after 8 years of Bush and the economic disaster that we were in (not that it was his fault, completely) a Democrat, almost anyone they put up, was going to win.
 
2013-08-22 04:33:36 PM  
I haven't read the article, but what I think he might be getting at (and failing spectacularly to communicate) is that conservatives' hatred of Obama is so great, his name has turned into a kind of slur for them.

It's also one of those foreign-sounding names, so focusing on it and drawing it out might be seen as trying to remind everyone he's not a Real American.

So it's not the fact that they are saying his name, it's why and how they are saying his name.
 
2013-08-22 04:34:58 PM  

Churchill2004: 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.


I would think you'd call him President Obama in news articles.
 
2013-08-22 04:42:22 PM  

lantawa: President Hussein Obama, sponsored by Christ on a Cracker. Whassup, Hussein?

Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

The stupid.....it burns.


Let me help you out a bit.  Obama won twice because he is a sober and competent individual who goes out of his way to speak to what is best in us, even if he doesn't always live up to it.  And also because his opposition is really, really farking terrible and everybody can see it.
 
2013-08-22 05:01:36 PM  

HeartBurnKid: lantawa: President Hussein Obama, sponsored by Christ on a Cracker. Whassup, Hussein?

Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

The stupid.....it burns.

Let me help you out a bit.  Obama won twice because he is a sober and competent individual who goes out of his way to speak to what is best in us, even if he doesn't always live up to it.  And also because his opposition is really, really farking terrible and everybody can see it.


He's alright. Passable, even.
 
2013-08-22 05:05:21 PM  
Back in 92, Clinton would always refer to Bush as "Mr. Bush" instead of "President Bush", or "Mr. President" (during the debates).  I wonder why it has taken 20 years for Matthews to get upset about it.
 
2013-08-22 05:17:30 PM  

lantawa: Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.


Hmmm...what could it be...

Oh yeah. I remember.

s3.amazonaws.com

media.salon.com
 
2013-08-22 05:23:00 PM  

LiberalWeenie: I haven't read the article, but what I think he might be getting at (and failing spectacularly to communicate) is that conservatives' hatred of Obama is so great, his name has turned into a kind of slur for them.

It's also one of those foreign-sounding names, so focusing on it and drawing it out might be seen as trying to remind everyone he's not a Real American.

So it's not the fact that they are saying his name, it's why and how they are saying his name.


His...  His name has become a Derping Word.  They can Derp with just his name alone.
 
2013-08-22 06:00:08 PM  

Lando Lincoln: lantawa: Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

Hmmm...what could it be...

Oh yeah. I remember.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x418]

[media.salon.com image 660x440]


Yeah. So we get this instead

i466.photobucket.com

Not to say that I don't dig out a few, now and then, myself.
 
2013-08-22 06:32:41 PM  

lantawa: Lando Lincoln: lantawa: Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

Hmmm...what could it be...

Oh yeah. I remember.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x418]

[media.salon.com image 660x440]

Yeah. So we get this instead

[i466.photobucket.com image 325x410]

Not to say that I don't dig out a few, now and then, myself.


Obama picked his nose in public.

Bush started two land wars in Asia.

McCain thought that picking Caribou Barbie as his running mate was a good idea.

Romney overtly and unabashedly used the deaths of four Americans for political gain.


If the worst thing that Obama's done was pick his nose in public, then he's doing a damn good job as President.

/he could be doing a better job, particularly on the whole domestic espionage deal
//on the other side of the coin, it has been going on for a long time and would be happening now regardless of who was currently sitting within arm's reach of the Big Red Button
///unless the person with the ability to cause a mass extinction event at the push of a button decided to do so, in which case the issue of the day would be less "why is the NSA spying on 300 million people?" and more "how will the last surviving million people cope?"
 
2013-08-22 06:38:20 PM  

HighOnCraic: I'd be insulted if someone called me a Palin. . .


Now Whats Wrong with being a "Palin" 
www.urbanhonking.com
 
2013-08-22 06:42:10 PM  

King Something: lantawa: Lando Lincoln: lantawa: Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

Hmmm...what could it be...

Oh yeah. I remember.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x418]

[media.salon.com image 660x440]

Yeah. So we get this instead

[i466.photobucket.com image 325x410]

Not to say that I don't dig out a few, now and then, myself.

Obama picked his nose in public.

Bush started two land wars in Asia.

McCain thought that picking Caribou Barbie as his running mate was a good idea.

Romney overtly and unabashedly used the deaths of four Americans for political gain.


If the worst thing that Obama's done was pick his nose in public, then he's doing a damn good job as President.

/he could be doing a better job, particularly on the whole domestic espionage deal
//on the other side of the coin, it has been going on for a long time and would be happening now regardless of who was currently sitting within arm's reach of the Big Red Button
///unless the person with the ability to cause a mass extinction event at the push of a button decided to do so, in which case the issue of the day would be less "why is the NSA spying on 300 million people?" and more "how will the last surviving million people cope?"


Slashies.  Slashies everywhere....
 
2013-08-22 07:00:54 PM  
i'll say it again: obama supporters are the biggest pussies in the world
 
2013-08-22 07:34:48 PM  

Car_Ramrod: 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".


Cataholic: Back in 92, Clinton would always refer to Bush as "Mr. Bush" instead of "President Bush", or "Mr. President" (during the debates).  I wonder why it has taken 20 years for Matthews to get upset about it.


Apparently in 2012, the campaigns agreed to use the titles. I know in 2004 in particular they didn't, and in some debates before that.
 
2013-08-22 07:35:17 PM  

Cataholic: Back in 92, Clinton would always refer to Bush as "Mr. Bush" instead of "President Bush", or "Mr. President" (during the debates).  I wonder why it has taken 20 years for Matthews to get upset about it.


I was beginning to wonder if anyone but me remembered that. Wasn't there a bit of a flap about it at the time, and then it caught on and everyone did it? I don't recall it ever being common usage before Clinton did it.
 
2013-08-22 07:35:48 PM  

Churchill2004: Car_Ramrod: 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".

Cataholic: Back in 92, Clinton would always refer to Bush as "Mr. Bush" instead of "President Bush", or "Mr. President" (during the debates).  I wonder why it has taken 20 years for Matthews to get upset about it.

Apparently in 2012, the campaigns agreed to use the titles. I know in 2004 in particular they didn't, and in some debates before that.


Forgot to add: there's a difference between how they're introduced/addressed by the moderator, which is governed by the rules, and how they address each other, which may or may not be covered.
 
2013-08-22 08:29:17 PM  

Churchill2004: Car_Ramrod: 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".

Cataholic: Back in 92, Clinton would always refer to Bush as "Mr. Bush" instead of "President Bush", or "Mr. President" (during the debates).  I wonder why it has taken 20 years for Matthews to get upset about it.

Apparently in 2012, the campaigns agreed to use the titles. I know in 2004 in particular they didn't, and in some debates before that.


Just a random titbit:

Back on 15 April 1865, the NYT's headline was "President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin" and repeatedly referred to him as "the President" throughout the article.

Contrast to today's headline of "On Bus Tour, Obama Seeks to Shame Colleges Into Easing Costs" and referring to him as "Mr. Obama" (which I know is acceptable) in the article.
 
2013-08-22 08:40:07 PM  

erveek: 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"

That's the standard the Wall Street Journal and almost no one else follows. AP standard has subsequent references that use the name and not the title as the last name by itself.

So if the first reference is "President Obama", then second reference is "the president" or "Obama."

I think it's just laziness to avoid having to remember if someone has a doctorate, or in the case of a woman, if she's married.


Except for, you know, NPR and the NYT (as cited above) and numerous other rags.
 
2013-08-22 08:48:58 PM  
How the hell was Tip O'Neill able to stand toe to toe with Reagan with this idiot as a top aide?

/didn't click link
//Hot Air: does exactly what it says on the tin
 
2013-08-22 09:34:43 PM  
Reminds me of how some people insisted it was improper to not refer to "President James Carter" and "President William Clinton" despite both men preferring their nicknames.
 
2013-08-22 09:39:47 PM  

Churchill2004: Reminds me of how some people insisted it was improper to not refer to "President James Carter" and "President William Clinton" despite both men preferring their nicknames.


CSB:

When I was in the Army I had this one LT who came in from the National Guard to the regular Army.

Motherfarker talked to everyone of us. He wouldn't let you leave unless you called him by his first name.

It was very awkward because that is a big taboo. Even till this day I refer to my former Lieutenant (Not the same one, a different one) as "Sir". I still refer to my old squad leader as "Sergeant".

Its rude and inconsiderate to ask an underling to refer to them by their first name.
 
2013-08-22 10:07:35 PM  

Churchill2004: 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.


And didn't we go through this when Obama was first elected? And for the same idiotic reason?
 
2013-08-22 10:47:58 PM  

cman: Its rude and inconsiderate to ask an underling to refer to them by their first name


I get your point, but I am extremely uncomfortable with the implication that I am the president's "underling".
 
2013-08-22 10:59:29 PM  
Sarah Palin used to do this all the time during the 2008 campaign.  She'd refer to "Obama" and "McCain" instead of "Senator Obama" and "Senator McCain"
 
2013-08-22 11:12:04 PM  

cman: Even till this day I refer to my former Lieutenant (Not the same one, a different one) as "Sir"


But you wouldn't refer to him like that in the third person, unless you're his butler or he's a British actor.
 
2013-08-22 11:56:33 PM  
jigger: People like Lando here would love to grovel and scrape and call the US president Your Highness or My Lord.


i.imgur.com

THE F*CK??

AND BLASPHEMOUS A$$H0LE$ LIKE YOU WANNA PUT FALSE WORDS IN MY MOUTH WHEN
I CAN'T DEFEND MYSELF, AND THEN HAVE THE GALL TO CLAIM ME AS YOUR SAINT??
 
2013-08-22 11:59:57 PM  

the_dude_abides: i'll say it again: obama supporters are the biggest pussies in the world


We're not terrified that Obama is going to take our guns, or that's he's going to force Obamacare down our throats, or raise our taxes eleventy billion percent, or replace our current legal system with Sharia law. Your side is, though. Pussies. Afraid of shiat that doesn't even pose a threat.
 
2013-08-23 12:01:27 AM  

lantawa: Yeah. So we get this instead


A photoshop?
 
2013-08-23 12:12:17 AM  

Lando Lincoln: lantawa: Yeah. So we get this instead

A photoshop?


IT'S REAL TO HIM, DAMMIT!
 
2013-08-23 12:22:07 AM  

Lando Lincoln: lantawa: Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

Hmmm...what could it be...

Oh yeah. I remember.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x418]

[media.salon.com image 660x440]


And he said "slim majority".  Hah.  Lesse...  Nearly 10 million popular votes more than McCain, and over twice the electoral votes.  Romney wasn't quite as massive a win, but it was still by no rational way a "slim" win.
 
2013-08-23 12:22:58 AM  

MadCat221: Lando Lincoln: lantawa: Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

Hmmm...what could it be...

Oh yeah. I remember.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x418]

[media.salon.com image 660x440]

And he said "slim majority".  Hah.  Lesse...  Nearly 10 million popular votes more than McCain, and over twice the electoral votes.  Romney wasn't quite as massive a win, but it was still by no rational way a "slim" win.


VS. Romney, even.
 
2013-08-23 01:01:06 AM  

Lando Lincoln: lantawa: Still scratching my head and wondering how a majority of Americans, slim majority that it was, voted for this guy....twice no less.

Hmmm...what could it be...

Oh yeah. I remember.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 550x418]

[media.salon.com image 660x440]


"John McCain does not speak for the McCain campaign."

"I don't know how many houses I own."

"Romney can just shake the Etch-A-Sketch after the primaries."

"If I'm the father of Obamacare, that means I can kill it."

Bill the Cat could have beaten those candidates.
 
2013-08-23 01:23:19 AM  

Lando Lincoln: We're not terrified that Obama is going to take our guns, or that's he's going to force Obamacare down our throats, or raise our taxes eleventy billion percent, or replace our current legal system with Sharia law. Your side is, though. Pussies. Afraid of shiat that doesn't even pose a threat.


yeah, you've got bigger fish to fry... like rodeo clowns at the east bumfark county fair
 
2013-08-23 01:45:02 AM  

the_dude_abides: Lando Lincoln: We're not terrified that Obama is going to take our guns, or that's he's going to force Obamacare down our throats, or raise our taxes eleventy billion percent, or replace our current legal system with Sharia law. Your side is, though. Pussies. Afraid of shiat that doesn't even pose a threat.

yeah, you've got bigger fish to fry... like rodeo clowns at the east bumfark county fair


Oh sure, Democrats are pushing to have the Supreme Court rule against him, the same way the Republicans tried to get the Supreme Court to overrule the healthcare plan that Republicans came up with...

Both sides are bad!
 
2013-08-23 02:56:06 AM  

HighOnCraic: Oh sure, Democrats are pushing to have the Supreme Court rule against him, the same way the Republicans tried to get the Supreme Court to overrule the healthcare plan that Republicans came up with...

Both sides are bad!


there's the party in power, and there's everybody else biatching about the party in power. before your thin-skinned buddy and his sensitive band of pussies came to the white house, the party in power took their blows and moved on. but now every democrat out there is clutching their pearls and whining like a 5 year old about how it's soooooooo unfair that the opposition dares criticize the president.

which is especially ironic, considering you classy lot spent the bush years calling dubya a chimp, a retard, the devil incarnate and god knows what else.

politics is a contact sport. sack up and deal with it.
 
2013-08-23 05:26:44 AM  
I, for one, suggest matthews should just shoot himself.
 
2013-08-23 07:03:16 AM  
msnbc was decent when they got to play the truth to power I'm outraged by the guys in power roll;
they've since gone batshiat when they had to switch to defend the status quo and guys running the wars and executive and senate and nsa outrage roll.
I be the secretly hate it.
f*cks with the oppression lens they are want to project way to much.
 
2013-08-23 07:47:32 AM  

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."


However, in a news cast, or in newsprint, first reference should still contain the title.
"Today, President Eisenhower...[insert statement or deed]"  Anchor 1.
"Eisenhower's, one tough S.O.B." Anchor 2.
It's not even about respect of the person, it's respect of the office.  And the term "mister" isn't stand-alone.  It's not Mr. Clinton, or Mr. Bush, or Mr. Obama, it's Mr. President (Pres. Washington originated this, because he didn't want any You're Highness or Your Majesty business).

Especially in writing, there's no excuse to not at least have "Pres." before the a surname. Whatever happened to professionalism?

/prefers sources that use "ACA" or "Affordable Care Act" over "Obamacare"
//even uses "Former Pres." and "Former Gov." with the exception of the likes of Palin, quitters aren't entitled to titles.
 
2013-08-23 09:16:29 AM  

the_dude_abides: HighOnCraic: Oh sure, Democrats are pushing to have the Supreme Court rule against him, the same way the Republicans tried to get the Supreme Court to overrule the healthcare plan that Republicans came up with...

Both sides are bad!

there's the party in power, and there's everybody else biatching about the party in power. before your thin-skinned buddy and his sensitive band of pussies came to the white house, the party in power took their blows and moved on. but now every democrat out there is clutching their pearls and whining like a 5 year old about how it's soooooooo unfair that the opposition dares criticize the president.

which is especially ironic, considering you classy lot spent the bush years calling dubya a chimp, a retard, the devil incarnate and god knows what else.

politics is a contact sport. sack up and deal with it.


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/If you're not with us, you're with the terrorists!
 
2013-08-23 09:59:32 AM  

the_dude_abides: there's the party in power, and there's everybody else biatching about the party in power. before your thin-skinned buddy and his sensitive band of pussies came to the white house, the party in power took their blows and moved on.


Sure they did. Why, I can't ever remember a time when people were told not to criticize Bush in "a time of war." Nope. That just never happened.
 
2013-08-23 11:07:31 AM  

Lando Lincoln: the_dude_abides: there's the party in power, and there's everybody else biatching about the party in power. before your thin-skinned buddy and his sensitive band of pussies came to the white house, the party in power took their blows and moved on.

Sure they did. Why, I can't ever remember a time when people were told not to criticize Bush in "a time of war." Nope. That just never happened.


Come to think of it, it's still "a time of war."  So when baggers criticize the President, they are siding with the terrorists.
 
2013-08-23 12:01:43 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.



Madison, and the House of Representatives asked George Washington to go with a simple title- Mr. President.  So it is not unreasonable to go with Mr before referring to a President by name.  He is not a ruler but an elected official.  Politicians have enough ego problems lets us not fuel them more.

You could have been stuck with:  "His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties,"
 
2013-08-23 01:42:54 PM  

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/If you're not with us, you're with the terrorists!


seriously? your counter-argument is the dixie chicks? wow...
 
2013-08-23 02:52:59 PM  

the_dude_abides: HighOnCraic: [s2.evcdn.com image 500x500]

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/If you're not with us, you're with the terrorists!

seriously? your counter-argument is the dixie chicks? wow...


My counter-argument is the hysterical reaction from the right after the Dixie Chicks disrespected President Bush, and the frequently repeated phrase, "If you're not with us, you're with the terrorists!"
 
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