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(Washington Post)   You might want to sit down for this, but the GOP's breathless accusations of Obama being a "lawless" president may not be entirely based in reality   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 16
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2014-02-05 09:56:50 AM  
4 votes:
You might want to sit down for this, but the GOP's breathless accusations of Obama being a "lawless" president may not be entirely based in reality
2014-02-05 10:45:05 AM  
2 votes:

grumpfuff: Silly people. The Republicans saying these things don't actually believe these things.

/but their base does


I don't think that's actually true anymore; politicians come from the "base" after all.

There seems to be a nontrivial number of True Believers in Congress and State legislatures.

Remember when Karl Rove disbelieved Obama's win in Ohio? Or Romney brought up some demonstrably untrue Fox News stuff in a debate (the origin of "Please proceed")?
2014-02-05 02:16:29 PM  
1 votes:

INeedAName: grumpfuff: Silly people. The Republicans saying these things don't actually believe these things.

/but their base does

More and more, they are their base.

They tell lies and sell propaganda that their base believes and gets riled up about and then someone from their base runs for office and steps it up a notch. Repeat ad infinitum.


This is a Venn diagram of all Republicans and all Teabaggers.  Republicans are in red, and Teabaggers are in blue.

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2014-02-05 01:53:45 PM  
1 votes:
You might want to sit down for this, but I assume that everything coming out of a Republicans mouth is a lie. Doubly so if it is reported by Fox News.
2014-02-05 12:09:51 PM  
1 votes:

Gaseous Anomaly: grumpfuff: Silly people. The Republicans saying these things don't actually believe these things.

/but their base does

I don't think that's actually true anymore; politicians come from the "base" after all.

There seems to be a nontrivial number of True Believers in Congress and State legislatures.

Remember when Karl Rove disbelieved Obama's win in Ohio? Or Romney brought up some demonstrably untrue Fox News stuff in a debate (the origin of "Please proceed")?


Yes, they do seem to be falling into the trap doublethink was used to work around in 1984 - the point is you have to simultaneously believe all the lies and propaganda you are your party spout implicitly, while also knowing the truth so you avoid making stupid mistakes based on lies.
2014-02-05 10:41:17 AM  
1 votes:

Garet Garrett: Hey, Ruth Marcus, you might be surprised to know we can actually see you moving the goalposts.

So in 2006 it was "astonishing" that the administration would dodge its "legal responsibilities" through tactics such as reinterpreting the law in a manner consistent with its vision and recess appointments, and now you cite that very conduct as a "precedent" that justifies the increased use of such tactics?

You might want to lower your hem.  Your hack is showing.


It's fine to complain about it... even call it 'astonishing' and be correct. Calling it 'lawless' is farking retarded.
2014-02-05 10:05:20 AM  
1 votes:

Garet Garrett: Hey, Ruth Marcus, you might be surprised to know we can actually see you moving the goalposts.

So in 2006 it was "astonishing" that the administration would dodge its "legal responsibilities" through tactics such as reinterpreting the law in a manner consistent with its vision and recess appointments, and now you cite that very conduct as a "precedent" that justifies the increased use of such tactics?

You might want to lower your hem.  Your hack is showing.


That's not moving the goalposts. Is it not legal precedent?
2014-02-05 10:03:06 AM  
1 votes:
Some Republicans are outright liars, while the rest have no farking idea how the law works. This is not news.
2014-02-05 10:02:37 AM  
1 votes:
Hey, Ruth Marcus, you might be surprised to know we can actually see you moving the goalposts.

So in 2006 it was "astonishing" that the administration would dodge its "legal responsibilities" through tactics such as reinterpreting the law in a manner consistent with its vision and recess appointments, and now you cite that very conduct as a "precedent" that justifies the increased use of such tactics?

You might want to lower your hem.  Your hack is showing.
2014-02-05 09:51:27 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA - "These assessments are overwrought, veering on unhinged - with the exception of Weber's, whose hinges seem to have fallen off entirely."

Full of win
2014-02-05 09:31:32 AM  
1 votes:
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Has anything they said in the last 6 years been based in reality? Hell in the last 15?
2014-02-05 09:25:24 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA:
"How you judge whether a president is overstepping his authority is inevitably colored by whether you agree with the substance of that exercise. a black guy doing it "
2014-02-05 09:23:33 AM  
1 votes:
I'm confused as to why "'s breathless accusations of Obama being a 'lawless' president" appears in the headline.
2014-02-05 09:19:42 AM  
1 votes:

kronicfeld: Notabunny: Americanless, christianless, capitalistless, iceberg lettuceless...

...ketchupless, hand-over-heartless, standing uprightless...


Caucasianless is the only one that's ever mattered to them though.
2014-02-05 08:49:26 AM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: They are just running through all the "-less" words in the dictionary. They've already used 'Feckless', 'Emotionless', 'Soulless', and 'Green Cardless'.


Americanless, christianless, capitalistless, iceberg lettuceless...
2014-02-05 08:27:48 AM  
1 votes:
They are just running through all the "-less" words in the dictionary. They've already used 'Feckless', 'Emotionless', 'Soulless', and 'Green Cardless'.
 
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