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(Washington Post)   "It's a bluff. Obama will blink"   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, President Obama, Charles Krauthammer, World War II Memorial, campaign finance reform, Walter Mondale  
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3835 clicks; posted to Politics » on 11 Oct 2013 at 9:00 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-11 10:15:05 AM  
5 votes:

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2013-10-11 09:06:53 AM  
5 votes:
That guy is dumber that a bag of Kraut hammers.
2013-10-11 09:32:39 AM  
4 votes:

skozlaw: Oh good... here comes the torrent of completely invalid analogies from dozens of people who don't have any idea how their own government funds programs, what's being funded, or how the funding is achieved.


Imagine the government were a family on a budget.  Then your big black neighbor named ObamaCare breaks in and rapes your dog.  Now I'm supposed to pay taxes to fund gay Muslim marriages so my communist pen-pal can buy carbon credits?  What about ACORN?  Also, Reagan is the real President.
2013-10-11 09:09:40 AM  
4 votes:
Charles Nazipounder, failed SCUBA diver.
2013-10-11 11:50:04 AM  
2 votes:
Obama's holding a royal flush.  The GOP is holding two Pikachu's and a Charmander.  Naturally, they went all in.
2013-10-11 10:39:19 AM  
2 votes:

Jackson Herring: calling people mean names is against the terms of service of the us government and furthermore comma

Your citizenship has been revoked for 24 hours... In the meantime, you can review the citizen posting guidelines.
2013-10-11 09:18:04 AM  
2 votes:
Obama will blink just like that pool bottom did, eh, Chuckles?
2013-10-11 09:14:26 AM  
2 votes:
When I want a well-reasoned moderate opinion, Charles Krauthammer

Nope, can't do it.
2013-10-11 09:03:43 AM  
2 votes:
Hopefully, CK's unblemished record of being wrong continues.
2013-10-12 02:20:20 AM  
1 vote:
Just like Krauthammer to dive in head first.
2013-10-11 01:04:02 PM  
1 vote:

Mentat: Obama's holding a royal flush.  The GOP is holding two Pikachu's and a Charmander.  Naturally, they went all in.

These are Texas Holdem rules so don't count them out.  The river could be a potato.
2013-10-11 12:25:32 PM  
1 vote:
If you threw Krauthammer and Obama into a pool, which one would deserve to be called BOB?
2013-10-11 11:32:39 AM  
1 vote:

Darth_Lukecash: He can't run. He wis not a naturalized American. He's a born Canadian, with Canadian n birth certificate and a Canadian parent, it's not like John McCain who was born in panama to Americans who were serving their country.

He can be a martian and run as VP and it wouldn't matter.  Listening to his speech that he gave this morning made it pretty obvious, he has absolutely no intention of staying just a senator.
2013-10-11 11:16:39 AM  
1 vote:

Trivia Jockey: badhatharry: Trivia Jockey: Do these people really not see why "negotiation" isn't even relevant here?  It's like calling up your credit card company after maxing out the card, demanding that they double your limit, and then complaining that they "won't negotiate" when they say no.  And then you refuse to pay the card, go to work, and feed your kids.

Or like when you refuse to pay your rent when your landlord raises the rent because he put in a new air conditioner that doesn't work. Crazy.

That analogy needs tweaking...the air conditioner actually works.  It works so well that the other people in the building who couldn't afford air conditioning now have their apartments cooled fir the first time.

Also the "credit card company" is a machine that prints IOUs that your buddy jack sells to people by saying. "Look, the guy is immortal and has so many guns, you know he's good for it." And all the people in your apartment block have to give you some of their money every time they earn or spend anything.

I guess what I am saying is the analogy sucks. So lets try this instead. Imagine an analogy that doesn't suck, then use that.
2013-10-11 10:41:12 AM  
1 vote:

badhatharry: Scratch that, I'm not done with my air conditioning metaphor. We'll take in an ideological angle.

The landlord put in a centrally controlled system and took away the individual units. He charges some people double and some people nothing. The landlord and his buddies still get there own individual units though. The landlord also secretly spies on and intimidates all of the tenants so they don't get too uppity.

You have pants on your head. See, when you woke up this morning, you put on your shirt like a normal person. You put on your socks. However, when it came to your pants, you got confused. You looked at them and couldn't figure out where they went. So you took a guess. You put them on your head. You opened the fly so you can see, which was pretty smart considering, but you never really questioned what those two pieces of cloth hanging down your back were for.

When you left the house, you just ignored the people laughing and pointing at you. You also didn't question the fact that everyone else used pants to cover the bottom hald of their body. You just assumed that they had not figured out the "truth" about pants.

When you got to work, your supervisor questioned your style choice. You simply pointed to the unzipped fly and said "see." The supervisor rolled her eyes, mumbled something, and walked away.

At lunch you questioned your choice. However, you just knew in your gut that pants go on the head. All of those people in the courtyard were just not as visionary as you. You got through the 12th grade gosh darn it! You knew stuff! And things!

On the way home, a police officer pulled you over. Seeing the pants on your head, he asked you how much you had to drink. You replied "nothing officer!" He asked you to step out of the car. You failed the field sobriety test because you refused to take your pants off (the indignity) and got locked up. When they took the mug shot, they tried to take the pants off. You started screwing "Gattaca" so they left you alone.

On the way home, you once again questioned your beliefs. However, you passed a church. Taking this as a sign from god, you held firm. "See even god wants me to wear pants on my head."

The End.
2013-10-11 10:33:52 AM  
1 vote:

Diogenes: If that happens it will be fun to watch them try to rewrite his past ala Romney.

Mmmmn...Pasta la Romney:

Elbow macaroni and mayo.
2013-10-11 09:58:50 AM  
1 vote:

"It's a trick.  Get an axe."
2013-10-11 09:56:01 AM  
1 vote:

Jackson Herring: this entire situation with the shutdown and all is EXACTLY like an incredibly inapt metaphor

ok so imagine a nuclear reactor (that is the economy)

the control rods are the debt

the shielding is the debt ceiling

and the coolant is the american people

we don't want the coolant outside the shieldng because that would violate osha requirements
2013-10-11 09:49:59 AM  
1 vote:

LouDobbsAwaaaay: badhatharry: Done with this stupid analogy.

Your whole life is one giant, stupid analogy.

Well, I'd say it's more like an analogy that starts out like any other, but slowly, over the course of you reading it becomes more and more apparent that it is going to disappoint, and then when it loses its college girlfriend to the owner of the comic-book store it frequents, things really start to get bitter and spiteful.
2013-10-11 09:43:31 AM  
1 vote:
Charles Krauthammer.....
2013-10-11 09:35:16 AM  
1 vote:

Trivia Jockey: LasersHurt: They just decided it didn't work before it was installed. And then kept feeling that way while it was installed. And now that its being turned on, they are still saying it doesn't work, even as cool air wafts through the apartment.

There it is.

So the GOP turned the oven on full-blast and broke the door off.
2013-10-11 09:30:13 AM  
1 vote:
HEH HEH HEH, We've got them right where they want us!

Time to snatch defeat from the jaws of VICTORY!
2013-10-11 09:25:48 AM  
1 vote:
meh. as usual, krauthammer doesn't have a leg to stand on.
2013-10-11 09:21:38 AM  
1 vote:

Stupid Teahadists....didn't these morons grow up watching Schoolhouse rock like the rest of us?
2013-10-11 09:19:40 AM  
1 vote:

Mrbogey: Obama won't blink as long as he believes Republicans will be blamed. The damage done by the brinkmanship is a non-consideration for him.

Ah, the old rubber and glue routine.  A classic!
2013-10-11 09:08:50 AM  
1 vote:
He has refused to negotiate anything unless the Republicans fully fund the government and raise the debt ceiling - unconditionally.

"Put down the gun and we can talk" is such an unreasonable position.
2013-10-11 09:07:55 AM  
1 vote:

wood0366: See, the thing that befuddles me about this entire debacle is that they're hoping to eventually have the Presidency be a Republican.

All they're doing now is just setting the groundwork for whoever is in opposition to use the same tools against them. It's not like there's any specific "You must be a Republican to use these clauses" additions to law.

They know that if the Democrats can't do the same because it would piss off their voters and lose them elections, only the Republicans can damage the country for partisan advantage and have their voters cheer them on as they get poorer and poorer.
2013-10-11 09:07:15 AM  
1 vote:
Oh Cabbage Hammer, you crack me up. A snip from another article:

"At the end of the day, you're fighting legislation that's already passed," said former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson, describing the fight to defund the health care law as a lost cause.
2013-10-11 09:03:38 AM  
1 vote:

Headso: it'd be better if his top half was paralyzed instead of his bottom half, amirite?

....are you sure it hasn't? same thing coming out of his mouth for years. It's like his mind can't move
2013-10-11 09:01:49 AM  
1 vote:
it'd be better if his top half was paralyzed instead of his bottom half, amirite?
2013-10-11 08:52:55 AM  
1 vote:
Charles Krauthammer.

I'm sure this will be a well reasoned opinion piece.

Washington Post is just Fox News in print, isn't it?
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