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(Politico)   Finally, an in-depth exploration of the question: Is Obama a rampaging tyrant determined to subjugate all Americans to his whim, or is a simpering weakling who's left America unprotected and defenseless against its enemies?   (politico.com) divider line 70
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2014-06-09 10:14:02 AM
A question worthy of Schrodinger.

I believe his state is determined by the specific criticism through which he's examined.
 
2014-06-09 10:16:46 AM
This weak and feckless empty suit is ruthlessly and systematically crushing us under his iron fist.
 
2014-06-09 10:18:16 AM
Barack Obama kicked in my door and  punched my dog in the face, but on the way out he gave me a weak handshake.
 
2014-06-09 10:21:59 AM
Yes.
 
2014-06-09 10:22:59 AM
Gotta check the Outrage-a-Day calendar. Let's see.. Monday... Empty Suit!
 
2014-06-09 10:37:24 AM
Both simultaneously. Just as Bush was a bumbling idiot but also the greatest criminal mastermind ever known.
 
2014-06-09 10:56:19 AM

nekom: Both simultaneously. Just as Bush was a bumbling idiot but also the greatest criminal mastermind ever known.


That is known as a category mistake -- counting the the whole among the parts.

Bush was a bumbling idiot.  His administration team was a criminal enterprise.
 
2014-06-09 11:04:41 AM

nekom: Just as Bush was a bumbling idiot but also the greatest criminal mastermind ever known.


No, Bush was just the bumbling idiot. Cheney was the criminal mastermind.
 
2014-06-09 11:11:27 AM
Depends.

Is today a day ending in "y"?
 
2014-06-09 11:15:48 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: nekom: Just as Bush was a bumbling idiot but also the greatest criminal mastermind ever known.

No, Bush was just the bumbling idiot. Cheney was the criminal mastermind.


It's hard to argue with that assessment.
 
2014-06-09 11:25:44 AM
to the GOP, he's both simultaneously.
 
2014-06-09 11:57:04 AM

nekom: Both simultaneously. Just as Bush was a bumbling idiot but also the greatest criminal mastermind ever known.


I assure you, I never called him a great mastermind.
 
2014-06-09 12:18:55 PM

James!: Barack Obama kicked in my door and  punched my dog in the face, but on the way out he gave me a weak handshake.


You got off lucky.

He sodomized me with a rusty chainsaw, but cried afterwards while we cuddled.
 
2014-06-09 12:20:30 PM
well, he's definitely a godless atheist muslim radical black christian who's a communist tool of wall street!
 
2014-06-09 12:21:37 PM
not to mention an elite ivy-league intellectual who's a fool who hides his college transcripts because they're so bad!
 
2014-06-09 12:29:12 PM
We derp....you decide!1
 
2014-06-09 12:29:25 PM

FlashHarry: not to mention an elite ivy-league intellectual who's a fool who hides his college transcripts because they're so bad!


Always relevant.

www.motherjones.com
 
2014-06-09 12:29:38 PM
Is there a gas leak today? The submissions are more insane than usual.
 
2014-06-09 12:29:56 PM

FlashHarry: not to mention an elite ivy-league intellectual who's a fool who hides his college transcripts because they're so bad!


And he's black but also white?  PICK ONE, ASSHOLE!
 
2014-06-09 12:30:01 PM
This has been obvious since arugula.
 
2014-06-09 12:30:08 PM

nekom: Both simultaneously. Just as Bush was a bumbling idiot but also the greatest criminal mastermind ever known.


and on the way out the worst of all libtardian insults...a statist.

DUNDUNDUN!!!
 
2014-06-09 12:31:10 PM
He's a PR man. The banksters are the cruel dictators.

Answer: He's a chill dude in a nice suit that wields little to no actual power.
 
2014-06-09 12:31:55 PM
Both. He doesn't have to competent to be a dictator.
 
2014-06-09 12:32:40 PM
Reptiloids can do both
 
2014-06-09 12:33:32 PM
whynotboth.jpg
 
2014-06-09 12:36:05 PM
Which is why political conversations are f*cking stupid. I don't ever waste my time in the politics tab.
 
2014-06-09 12:36:56 PM

NeverDrunk23: Is there a gas leak today? The submissions are more insane than usual.


Just you wait until we get closer to the mid term elections. To quote BTO "You ain't seen nothing yet."
 
2014-06-09 12:37:32 PM
He's both.  He's Schrödinger's President.
 
2014-06-09 12:38:16 PM

oryx: Both. He doesn't have to competent to be a dictator.


He does have to be a dictator to be a dictator, however.

And since he's not, he's not
 
2014-06-09 12:39:01 PM
Sure, you could do like the author and attempt to break down the "Obama is a spineless dictator who is destroying America while not being able to punch through a wet paper bag" theories in a logical manner, citing the structural powers and limits of Presidential power.

Or you could just realize that Republicans are stuck on "If he's fer it, I'm agin' it!" for all values of "it".
 
2014-06-09 12:41:51 PM

nekom: Both simultaneously. Just as Bush was a bumbling idiot but also the greatest criminal mastermind ever known.


The problem with that comparison is that the only people who claimed Bush was a criminal mastermind were 9/11 truthers.
The people claiming that Obama is a lily-livered despot are Republican congressmen and senators.

See the difference?
 
2014-06-09 12:42:43 PM
Is the Why Not Both girl taking a dump or something?
 
2014-06-09 12:43:16 PM
It's an odd numbered day so it has to be the latter.
 
2014-06-09 12:44:51 PM
img.fark.net

How come no one posted this yet?
 
2014-06-09 12:45:12 PM

Karac: nekom: Both simultaneously. Just as Bush was a bumbling idiot but also the greatest criminal mastermind ever known.

The problem with that comparison is that the only people who claimed Bush was a criminal mastermind were 9/11 truthers.
The people claiming that Obama is a lily-livered despot are Republican congressmen and senators.

See the difference?


And people claiming Bush was Hitler were generally 17 year-old "anarchists" and Europeans

Whereas the people claiming Obama is Hitler are adult Americans, and were invited to rally in DC by Republican members of Congress.

That part is also different.
 
2014-06-09 12:47:24 PM
I fail to see how the two intertwine given that one has a purely internal viewpoint and the other an external viewpoint.
 
2014-06-09 12:52:11 PM

LittleSmitty: NeverDrunk23: Is there a gas leak today? The submissions are more insane than usual.

Just you wait until we get closer to the mid term elections. To quote BTO "You ain't seen nothing yet."


I can see it now... People turning themselves inside-out to ensure that Obama isn't elected a third time.
 
2014-06-09 01:08:12 PM
Mastermind Monday
Timid Tuesday
Weak Kneed Wednesday
Tyrant Thursday
Figurehead Friday
Satanist Saturday
Salaam Sunday.


So today, MASTERMIND!!!
 
2014-06-09 01:11:43 PM

Sho_Nuff: [img.fark.net image 288x288]

How come no one posted this yet?


For reals.  Obama is a rampaging tyrant determined to subjugate all Americans to his whim, which is to leave America unprotected and defenseless against its enemies?
 
2014-06-09 01:12:14 PM
None of the above?
 
2014-06-09 01:12:31 PM

Aidan: LittleSmitty: NeverDrunk23: Is there a gas leak today? The submissions are more insane than usual.

Just you wait until we get closer to the mid term elections. To quote BTO "You ain't seen nothing yet."

I can see it now... People turning themselves inside-out to ensure that Obama isn't elected a third time.


I see butthurt, butthurt everywhere.

Both sides are butthurt, because butthurt, so vote Democratic, because if the Senate goes GOP the House will vote to impeach, because the president is a Democrat and near.

Of course I'm assuming they can hold back and don't blow it before the midterms.
 
2014-06-09 01:17:49 PM

Cletus C.: Is the Why Not Both girl taking a dump or something?


I am mildly disturbed that I thought the exact same thing.
 
2014-06-09 01:23:49 PM
Obama as bully, or Obama as pushover?  I guess it's simply a matter of Republicans' personal
preference - or whoever they're speaking to - as to what they will call him.
 
2014-06-09 01:26:05 PM
All of the above FTW.

A total disaster of a President, but he still has his drooling little fanboi's to keep him smug.
 
2014-06-09 01:31:52 PM

xanadian: Depends.


i.somethingawful.com

Approves.
 
2014-06-09 01:35:51 PM

Aidan: LittleSmitty: NeverDrunk23: Is there a gas leak today? The submissions are more insane than usual.

Just you wait until we get closer to the mid term elections. To quote BTO "You ain't seen nothing yet."

I can see it now... People turning themselves inside-out to ensure that Obama isn't elected a third time.


I know I won't be voting for him a third time.
 
2014-06-09 01:42:33 PM
FFS...I read that entire article, and this is the conclusion I get?:

"Throwing around words like "dictator" is a great way to guarantee that only a fringe minority will take you seriously."

Hey Julia, thanks for that hard-hitting political science analysis. I think I'll sign up for a fark.com user account and test your theory.
 
2014-06-09 01:46:42 PM

The_Forensicator: All of the above FTW.

A total disaster of a President, but he still has his drooling little fanboi's to keep him smug.


I guess it's easy to avoid answering for your hypocrisies, failure of logic, and/or inability to construct coherent arguments when all you've got are worn out ad hominems.

To each their own I suppose.
 
2014-06-09 01:47:28 PM
I'll be very curious to see how his presidency is viewed 20 years from now. I somehow doubt that either of those narratives (dictator or weakling) will be his lasting legacy.
 
2014-06-09 01:50:00 PM
He is a domestic tyrant and a foreign policy weakling.

/study it out
 
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