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2013-10-18 01:16:44 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: DamnYankees: At some point he's gonna write one hell of a post-Presidency memoir describing these nutjobs.

I hope so. I'm really looking forward to him being able to finally vent his spleen.

/Do the kids still say that? "Vent your spleen?"


The cool ones do.

*adjust onion-belt*
 
2013-10-18 01:17:32 AM

Hickory-smoked: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

www.lushquotes.com

 
2013-10-18 01:36:35 AM
I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.
 
2013-10-18 01:37:12 AM

enry: sirbissel: dookdookdook: Obama's so good when he's in "Alpha male" mode.  He can smack down anyone and never seems to cross the line into petty dickishness.

I'm not sure if it's the "uppity negro" thing or something else that keeps him from just staying in that mode all the time, but when he's Wussbama(tm), we wind up with crap like the first debate from last year.

I'm still not entirely convinced the first debate wasn't intentional...

Obama has to be a chess or poker player. He's almost always looking a few moves ahead. The debate was one example, this was another.


Think about it.  What's are the two lines we remember from all of the debates put together?

Mostly "proceed" followed by a little of "bayonets"

NOTHING from the first debate, where Romney won, is remembered.
 
2013-10-18 01:41:41 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


img.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-18 01:42:22 AM
It doesn't matter.

Too many Americans still view Obama as a "lesser of two evils" choice when they should know damn well there is a huge gulf between Democratic and Republican party ideology. By now they should.

Oh but Obama doesn't do enough/does too much and both sides of Congress are playing political theater while trillions are being wasted. I'd better think about voting Republican to spite the Democrats or write in Ron/Rand Paul to really make a huge point about it all.
 
2013-10-18 01:42:48 AM

Atillathepun: NOTHING from the first debate, where Romney won, is remembered.


I do kinda remember Romney saying he'd strangle Big Bird personally and have his private chef prepare the remains under glass with an orange glaze and an apple in his beak.

/That's paraphrased, of course, my memory of that first debate is somewhat muddy because vodak
 
2013-10-18 01:44:02 AM
Obama isn't going to be chief justice. Roberts is only 58. Unless something odd happens, he will be chief justice for another twenty years. That was the main point in Bush picking him, that he was relatively young. Obama could potentially be an associate justice. It's an interesting question of if he'd want the job. Unlike Bill Clinton who has gone on to work on projects around the globe, Obama is much less of a people person and more of a cerebral bookworm. It'd be a good match for him but would also make him stuck in DC for most of the rest of his life.
 
2013-10-18 01:46:33 AM

Dimensio: The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership.


lolwut
 
2013-10-18 01:47:16 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


i1282.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-18 01:47:17 AM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-18 01:50:20 AM

Dimensio: This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


Jesus Christ my sides.
 
2013-10-18 01:50:46 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


False premise.. well, the biggest one.. districts are not people.  And the ones that are mostly empty land tend to pick antisocial congressmen, for some reason.
 
2013-10-18 01:55:03 AM

Alphax: . districts are not people.  And the ones that are mostly empty land tend to pick antisocial congressmen, for some reason.


I can attest to this. In WA in these kind of districts they are old-skool right wingers who are trying to push the whole bootstrappy anti-government stance while the reality is they receive buttloads in federal agricultural subsidies and other goodies that amount to a lot more $$$ than than the chickenfeed it would take to fund Obamacare.
 
2013-10-18 01:57:21 AM
I see President Obama and Sen. Reid departing the peaceful town of Rock Ridge, getting into their limo and riding off into the sunset as a triumphal orchestra plays.
 
2013-10-18 01:57:22 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


Well done sir.  10/10
 
2013-10-18 02:01:43 AM

nmrsnr: NeoCortex42: Don't forget, first Native American president, too.

Oh god, the racist jokes they will attempt to make at her expense that will backfire because it'll make them look (understandably) racist. I can just see them now.


How?

/you're right, that was easy
 
2013-10-18 02:02:32 AM

legion_of_doo: Fart_Machine: pedobearapproved: Recall how Obama lost his house majority?

Yeah, it had something to do with the GOP claiming they would dedicate a laser-like focus on creating jobs.  How's that going anyway?

Hope and change much?

/both sides suck


Medicare and Democrats standing up to GOP-holes?  Looks like big change to me.  I have hope that the GOP will one day be a faint memory of bad times.  So yeah, thanks!
 
2013-10-18 02:03:10 AM

sugardave: legion_of_doo: Fart_Machine: pedobearapproved: Recall how Obama lost his house majority?

Yeah, it had something to do with the GOP claiming they would dedicate a laser-like focus on creating jobs.  How's that going anyway?

Hope and change much?

/both sides suck

Medicare Obamacare and Democrats standing up to GOP-holes?  Looks like big change to me.  I have hope that the GOP will one day be a faint memory of bad times.  So yeah, thanks!


Damn, it's smoky in here.
 
2013-10-18 02:03:43 AM
I hope he turns to Teddy Roosevelt's 'Bully Pulpit' for the rest of his term

How about challenging the GOP - You've tried 40 times to repeal ACA, and failed every time

Instead of wasting time, come up with an alternative way to make sure that everyone gets health care

let's hear your positive suggestions

(or don't you care about the 47%?)
 
2013-10-18 02:04:28 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


Is that the base for which I should calibrate my smarmometer and sarcasmometer?
 
2013-10-18 02:04:32 AM

NeoCortex42: fusillade762: Well that clinches it, I'M certainly not voting for him again.

Would he be allowed to run for Senate and become Majority Leader?  Because the reactions that would be hilarious.


I believe that one president may have been elected to the senate afterwards.  There is no rule against it.
 
2013-10-18 02:10:37 AM

flondrix: NeoCortex42: fusillade762: Well that clinches it, I'M certainly not voting for him again.

Would he be allowed to run for Senate and become Majority Leader?  Because the reactions that would be hilarious.

I believe that one president may have been elected to the senate afterwards.  There is no rule against it.


Several, actually.
 
2013-10-18 02:10:40 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


And look at that Obama guy eatin' those crackers!
 
2013-10-18 02:10:58 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I see President Obama and Sen. Reid departing the peaceful town of Rock Ridge, getting into their limo and riding off into the sunset as a triumphal orchestra plays.


i.telegraph.co.uk

He rode a blazing saddle, he wore a shining star
His job to offer battle to bad men near and far
He conquered fear and he conquered hate
He turned dark night into day
He made his blazing saddle a torch to light the way
(Ya! <whipcrack>)
 
2013-10-18 02:11:16 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


7/10. Very strong effort but you gave it away too early.
 
2013-10-18 02:12:34 AM
Yep, Hillary came up with that whole secret-kenyan-muslofacist business.  Pretty sure that never would have come up if not for Hillary breaking the case on the nature of Barack Hussein Obama's colorful origins.
 
2013-10-18 02:12:46 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


I got a genuine kick out of what you did there. Great buildup!

Anyway, I always enjoy seeing Obama call out bullshiat for what it is, but I never think it will have much of a lasting impact.

I've been hearing republicans call Obama the worst president ever since before he was even elected, and the argument hasn't changed much since then. Their echo-chamber appeals to their base, and unfortunately, their base is what's been holding Washington hostage throughout all of these manufactured crises. I don't agree with the vast majority of it, but they're certainly unified in their message.

I wouldn't call Democratic leadership disjointed, but I'd certainly welcome a more unified, thoughtful approach from their messaging efforts. The Democratic base will always be appeased- but the true independents will resonate with, and ultimately benefit from a more cohesive communications approach to the public.
 
2013-10-18 02:21:56 AM

karmaceutical: Yep, Hillary came up with that whole secret-kenyan-muslofacist business.  Pretty sure that never would have come up if not for Hillary breaking the case on the nature of Barack Hussein Obama's colorful origins.


That's the RW claim and it is, of course, a lie.
 
2013-10-18 02:26:37 AM

quatchi: karmaceutical: Yep, Hillary came up with that whole secret-kenyan-muslofacist business.  Pretty sure that never would have come up if not for Hillary breaking the case on the nature of Barack Hussein Obama's colorful origins.

That's the RW claim and it is, of course, a lie.


Republicans wouldn't have even noticed he was black if it wasn't for Hillary.

/thanks Obama!
 
2013-10-18 02:34:04 AM

quatchi: karmaceutical: Yep, Hillary came up with that whole secret-kenyan-muslofacist business.  Pretty sure that never would have come up if not for Hillary breaking the case on the nature of Barack Hussein Obama's colorful origins.

That's the RW claim and it is, of course, a lie.


yep
 
2013-10-18 02:34:44 AM

Chaide: quatchi: karmaceutical: Yep, Hillary came up with that whole secret-kenyan-muslofacist business.  Pretty sure that never would have come up if not for Hillary breaking the case on the nature of Barack Hussein Obama's colorful origins.

That's the RW claim and it is, of course, a lie.

Republicans wouldn't have even noticed he was black if it wasn't for Hillary.

/thanks Obama!


not...
 
2013-10-18 02:40:02 AM

thomas666: Chaide: quatchi: karmaceutical: Yep, Hillary came up with that whole secret-kenyan-muslofacist business.  Pretty sure that never would have come up if not for Hillary breaking the case on the nature of Barack Hussein Obama's colorful origins.

That's the RW claim and it is, of course, a lie.

Republicans wouldn't have even noticed he was black if it wasn't for Hillary.

/thanks Obama!

not...


Relax, it was sarcasm.
 
2013-10-18 03:02:25 AM

MustangFive: NeoCortex42: fusillade762: Well that clinches it, I'M certainly not voting for him again.

Would he be allowed to run for Senate and become Majority Leader?  Because the reactions that would be hilarious.

There's nothing to prevent it. John Quincy Adams served in the House for 17 years after his presidential term (and was a far more effective representative than he was a president).

In my dream world, we'd see Speaker of the House Obama passing legislation in partnership with Senate Majority Leader Biden (with members being pulled into line by House Majority Whip Bill Clinton) and signed into law by President Hillary Clinton. And I'd want that simply because the GOP butthurt would be absolutely delicious.


www.supremecourthistory.org

Taft, who served as an effective Supreme Court Chief Justice after he was President.

/of course, everybody else just remembers the stupid fat jokes
 
2013-10-18 03:06:37 AM

blue_2501: Taft, who served as an effective Supreme Court Chief Justice after he was President.


skreened.com
 
2013-10-18 03:10:14 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


For some reason I read that entirely in Newt Gingrich's voice.

And now I need a shower.
 
2013-10-18 03:12:21 AM

NeoCortex42: Well, he's not wrong.

When the Republicans win, it's a mandate by the people to follow through on their policies.
When the Republicans lose, it's only because the will of the people was ignored and it's up to them to push through their policies.

Once the GOP embraces reality, maybe they'll have more success.


Hey, hey, that's my schtick:

When Republicans win, it's the will of the people. When they lose, it's a Soros-funded, ACORN-backed plot to subvert the will of the people.
 
2013-10-18 03:18:51 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


Someday I am going to host an underground World Trolling Championships and you just got yourself an invitation
 
2013-10-18 03:32:33 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


i.imgur.com
/please don't hit me because naughty word
 
2013-10-18 03:42:12 AM
Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Duckworth in 2016.. that'd be epic..
 
2013-10-18 04:00:37 AM

SnakeLee: Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.

Someday I am going to host an underground World Trolling Championships and you just got yourself an invitation


I typically attempt to include a reference to "potato" in such postings, but I was unable to conceive of a relevant use of the word.
 
2013-10-18 04:04:26 AM

pedobearapproved: Bacontastesgood: NeoCortex42: Would he be allowed to run for Senate and become Majority Leader?  Because the reactions that would be hilarious.

Chief Justice Obama.  There would be a new industry based around the bricks that would be shat.

Is it weird that I know you're jerking off as you say that.


That is weird actually. What exactly have you been up to?
 
2013-10-18 04:08:13 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


Yeah sure. Fair and square even if they did get the minority of the votes. Nothing dodgy there at all, right?
 
2013-10-18 04:08:24 AM

iq_in_binary: Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.

Is that the base for which I should calibrate my smarmometer and sarcasmometer?


That is nearing Pocket Ninja in its quality and eruditeness. Eruditiouness. Erudition. OK, the last one is a word.
 
2013-10-18 04:12:59 AM
Dimeniso didn't fool me.
 
2013-10-18 04:14:39 AM

Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.


Ooh, as a fan of subtlety and satire I gotta tell ya, that some quality work, right there.
 
2013-10-18 04:18:30 AM

log_jammin: Dimeniso didn't fool me.


I had hoped the actual intent of my posting to be obvious.

/Perhaps I should have reworked it until I could insert a "potato" reference.
 
2013-10-18 04:19:16 AM

Gyrfalcon: iq_in_binary: Dimensio: I observe that the "echo chamber" effect of Fark is quite prevalent in this discussion.

The fact of the matter is that the House members all won their own elections, fairly, in their evenly and fairly established Congressional districts. The majority of those members are Republicans, meaning that the majority of the nation's districts prefers Republican leadership. This means that the American people as a whole wish for the Democratic President to compromise his beliefs with the Republican leadership in the House by coming over to their position and enacting their entire policy agenda, yet he has consistently refused to do this, and at every turn he has arrogantly advocated that some of his policy items be enacted in addition to Republican agenda positions.

Is that the base for which I should calibrate my smarmometer and sarcasmometer?

That is nearing Pocket Ninja in its quality and eruditeness. Eruditiouness. Erudition. OK, the last one is a word.


Who, me?

Dimmy over there was the one who laid the troll egg.
 
2013-10-18 04:21:59 AM

Dimensio: I had hoped the actual intent of my posting to be obvious.


Not in this day and age.
 
2013-10-18 04:25:06 AM

kg2095: Yeah sure. Fair and square even if they did get the minority of the votes. Nothing dodgy there at all, right?


Even if we totally lay aside all the gerrymandering and voter suppression tactics, their point is still silly - the House still doesn't get to make law on their own. If they want to change the law without President Obama, they need 2/3 of the House and Senate - in other words, go win an election in a ridiculous, virtually impossible at this point landslide, assholes.
 
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