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(Hot Air)   Chris Matthews: Calling Obama "Obama" is a way of delegitimizing him. Just like "Bush", "Palin", "Rubio", "Christie", etc   ( divider line
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2013-08-22 01:45:35 PM  
4 votes:
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 12:07:14 PM  
4 votes:

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 12:05:18 PM  
4 votes:
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 02:21:53 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:41:40 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-08-23 07:03:16 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-08-22 11:59:57 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-08-22 10:47:58 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:32:41 PM  
1 vote:

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.

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Yeah. So we get this instead

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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 04:42:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 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 02:35:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:10:27 PM  
1 vote:

RussianPooper: Dubya

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

/and, coffee's for closers.
2013-08-22 02:09:38 PM  
1 vote:
2013-08-22 02:08:41 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:01:20 PM  
1 vote:

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.


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 01:46:41 PM  
1 vote:

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

2013-08-22 01:43:43 PM  
1 vote:
2013-08-22 01:42:06 PM  
1 vote:
Matthews and a Hot Air link? No farks were given that day.
2013-08-22 01:04:06 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:39:58 PM  
1 vote:
It honestly only bothers me when I know people are doing it just to be jerkwads.
2013-08-22 12:01:13 PM  
1 vote:
We get it. He's black
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