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2014-07-03 05:18:04 AM  
"the Founders never imagined a president like Obama."

Well considering they were all long dead by the time black people were allowed to even vote, I don't doubt it.

When exactly were the founders beatified as infallible saints?
 
2014-07-03 05:24:46 AM  

TommyymmoT: "the Founders never imagined a president like Obama."

Well considering they were all long dead by the time black people were allowed to even vote, I don't doubt it.

When exactly were the founders beatified as infallible saints?


Well...maybe Ben Franklin...(just kidding)

Republicans prefer to speak for dead people (or nonpeople).  After all it's not like they're in any position to complain or refute what they say.

Founding fathers, Lincoln, Regan, Jesus Christ, nameless fetuses, you name it.
 
2014-07-03 05:30:07 AM  
Lawmakers are debating whether President Barack Obama is attempting to shift the balance of power to an imperial presidency by threatening to use executive action to bypass Congress and advance his policies.

Lawmakers are a bunch of spineless dickbutts who long ago delegated their authority to the president in the hopes of also delegating their responsibility.
 
2014-07-03 06:04:25 AM  
They're sorta correct I guess, I mean although it's not explicitly stated in the constitution, it's clearly implied that the president shouldn't eat the crackers like he owns the whole damn place.
 
2014-07-03 06:56:02 AM  
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Unitary_Executive_Theory

I don't remember Republican making any noise when this was going on. Funny.
 
2014-07-03 07:02:03 AM  
You know what else they never envisioned?  Indoor plumbing.

The world evolves.

Stop worshipping the corpses of dead lawyers and politicians like deities and maybe there could be some farking progress in this country for once.
 
2014-07-03 07:05:43 AM  

dookdookdook: You know what else they never envisioned?  Indoor plumbing.

The world evolves.

Stop worshipping the corpses of dead lawyers and politicians like deities and maybe there could be some farking progress in this country for once.


Isn't that the worst of the worst words you can possibly use around Modern Day US conservatives? In my experience conservatives hate the word as if you'll get Leprosy just by speaking it.
 
2014-07-03 07:07:09 AM  

Smoking GNU: dookdookdook: You know what else they never envisioned?  Indoor plumbing.

The world evolves.

Stop worshipping the corpses of dead lawyers and politicians like deities and maybe there could be some farking progress in this country for once.

Isn't that the worst of the worst words you can possibly use around Modern Day US conservatives? In my experience conservatives hate the word as if you'll get Leprosy just by speaking it.


And by "Conservatives" i mean people who vote Republican Religiously. Not actual conservatives as normal logic-driven people understand it.
 
2014-07-03 07:09:41 AM  
He's eating crackers while a Solid.
 
2014-07-03 07:17:34 AM  
No farking way shall this clicker give Newsmax the ad revenue of clicking on its clickage.

And no, I don't need the secret to healing with secret kumquats hidden in a secret bible verse.  But thanks.
 
2014-07-03 07:17:56 AM  

Tor_Eckman: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Unitary_Executive_Theory

I don't remember Republican making any noise when this was going on. Funny.


The difference between Bush and Obama is pretty black and white.
 
2014-07-03 07:23:41 AM  

dookdookdook: You know what else they never envisioned?  Indoor plumbing.

The world evolves.

Stop worshipping the corpses of dead lawyers and politicians like deities and maybe there could be some farking progress in this country for once.


I'm sure they envisioned indoor plumbing.  BUt I'm pretty sure they never envisioned flying or escaping earth's gravity.
 
2014-07-03 07:26:02 AM  

Barfmaker: They're sorta correct I guess, I mean although it's not explicitly stated in the constitution, it's clearly implied that the president shouldn't eat the crackers like he owns the whole damn place.


In the Republican's defense they are way more into symbolism than substance.  For example with the American flag.  They have no problem trashing the ideals it represents, but they will never trash the colored piece of cloth.  They are all about the paper that makes up the "BIBLETM", the words not so much.  They love "REAGANTM", but the policies of the actual man who was POTUS are ignored.

So it wasn't as much the actual cracker he ate that angered them, but the perceived symbolism of President Obama eating a "cracker".

/ No, not serious.
// Sad part is it could be true
 
2014-07-03 07:26:42 AM  

Smoking GNU: dookdookdook: You know what else they never envisioned?  Indoor plumbing.

The world evolves.

Stop worshipping the corpses of dead lawyers and politicians like deities and maybe there could be some farking progress in this country for once.

Isn't that the worst of the worst words you can possibly use around Modern Day US conservatives? In my experience conservatives hate the word as if you'll get Leprosy just by speaking it.


Politics is like driving: It's D to go forward, and R to go backwards.
 
2014-07-03 07:28:47 AM  

Ambivalence: Republicans prefer to speak for dead people (or nonpeople). After all it's not like they're in any position to complain or refute what they say.


On a GOOD day...

www.newyorker.com

Ambivalence: I'm sure they envisioned indoor plumbing.


Benjamin Franklin would have invented it himself, if it would encourage chicks to stay over at his mansion.
 
2014-07-03 07:29:34 AM  

Ambivalence: dookdookdook: You know what else they never envisioned?  Indoor plumbing.

The world evolves.

Stop worshipping the corpses of dead lawyers and politicians like deities and maybe there could be some farking progress in this country for once.

I'm sure they envisioned indoor plumbing.  BUt I'm pretty sure they never envisioned flying or escaping earth's gravity.


The first hot air balloon flew in 1782, and Ben Franklin wrote in 1784 theorizing about paratroopers. Even further along than you thought!
 
2014-07-03 07:32:07 AM  
Founding fathers couldn't have imagined government past Lincoln,most likely.
 
2014-07-03 07:32:45 AM  

dookdookdook: You know what else they never envisioned?  Indoor plumbing.


The Ancient Romans had indoor plumbing, for the most part. Took Western Civilization ages to figure it out again.
 
2014-07-03 07:34:40 AM  

NutWrench: Lawmakers are debating whether President Barack Obama is attempting to shift the balance of power to an imperial presidency by threatening to use executive action to bypass Congress and advance his policies.

Lawmakers are a bunch of spineless dickbutts who long ago delegated their authority to the president in the hopes of also delegating their responsibility.


Yep.  Maybe Congress should actually pass some farking laws.

Despite all their crying like babies, Obama is STILL using LESS executive orders than any Republican president in the last 50 years.  So why don't you whiny little Republicans girls just grow up and take off, you hosers.
 
2014-07-03 07:40:17 AM  

OooShiny: No farking way shall this clicker give Newsmax the ad revenue of clicking on its clickage.

And no, I don't need the secret to healing with secret kumquats hidden in a secret bible verse.  But thanks.


But they're secret healing kumquat secrets that the liberal media doesn't want you to know. Are you sure you don't want to find out more? There's floor humping...
 
2014-07-03 07:40:55 AM  
Odd days: this do nothing president hasn't done anything

Even days: the president is practically a dictator and is acting unilaterally again

All days: only bills passed to rename things after Reagan
 
2014-07-03 07:41:47 AM  

Ambivalence: nameless fetuses, you name it.


Garrison.  I'll name them all Garrison.
 
2014-07-03 07:41:58 AM  
I was arguing with someone online about the executive orders thing. They said it wasn't the amount, but the content. So I grabbed a bunch of EOs by Bush and Obama mixed them up and asked them to tell me which ones were the evil tyrannical ones and which ones weren't.

Never got a response.
 
2014-07-03 07:42:59 AM  

TommyymmoT: "the Founders never imagined a president like Obama."

Well considering they were all long dead by the time black people were allowed to even vote, I don't doubt it.


I hate to be "that guy" but this is a common misconception. In almost all the original colonies (I believe excepting Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina although I could be wrong), blacks had the right to vote at the time of the American Revolution as long as they met the property requirements. In most of early America, the right to vote was limited to property owning men, not property owning white men (even in Virginia blacks could and did vote until the early 1700s). Now most of the time this was pretty much academic as 95%+ of blacks were slaves and most of the rest were impoverished but blacks could and did vote in much of America. As best we can tell this wasn't really even an oversight, most Americans seem to have been perfectly fine with it in the late 1700s, certainly there were no serious attempts to strip blacks of voting rights at the time.

America became a "white man's republic" and blacks were stripped of the right to vote in much of America (except New England) in the early 1800s as property requirements for white men were removed.

In other words, the "Founders" lived in a world in which black men could and did vote.

/The more you know.
 
2014-07-03 07:44:20 AM  
The Founding Fathers were men of action who weren't afraid to change the world. They took an antiquated system of government and changed it to match the times.

If these idiots really admired them, they'd try to be like that, instead of desperately fighting to maintain the status quo in a constantly changing world.
 
2014-07-03 07:44:30 AM  

MattStafford: Founding fathers couldn't have imagined government past Lincoln,most likely.


Frankly they weren't entirely clear on what was going to happen when the President wasn't just ... known...  The concept of "campaigning" would have confused and alarmed them for the first 12 years of our history, and then it DID confuse and alarm them for the rest of their lives.

They didn't see that one coming...  but we're supposed to expect the rest of their ideas to stand a test of time that's about 20 times longer than that.
 
2014-07-03 07:45:33 AM  
Leave Karl alone. The fat little fark is still waiting for Romney to sweep Ohio.
 
2014-07-03 07:53:38 AM  

MattStafford: Founding fathers couldn't have imagined government past Lincoln,most likely.


I think most of them would be shocked (and perhaps not entirely happy) that we're still using the Constitution they hammered out 227 years ago.
 
2014-07-03 07:54:50 AM  
Another cool, considerate man trying to tell us why today's politics are anathema to what the "Founding Fathers" thought?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-03 07:59:10 AM  

eiger: MattStafford: Founding fathers couldn't have imagined government past Lincoln,most likely.

I think most of them would be shocked (and perhaps not entirely happy) that we're still using the Constitution they hammered out 227 years ago.


To be fair, we have changed it 27 times.
 
2014-07-03 08:00:37 AM  

Ambivalence: TommyymmoT: "the Founders never imagined a president like Obama."
Well considering they were all long dead by the time black people were allowed to even vote, I don't doubt it.
When exactly were the founders beatified as infallible saints?
Well...maybe Ben Franklin...(just kidding)
Republicans prefer to speak for dead people (or nonpeople).  After all it's not like they're in any position to complain or refute what they say.
Founding fathers, Lincoln, Regan, Jesus Christ, nameless fetuses, you name it.


The bad part is when they can't get anything right about their dead idols. Remember the whole "Santa (based on a Turkish saint) Claus can only be portrayed as white" thing hit Fox News last winter?

The world that exists in their feels is vastly different from the world that currently is, and always has been, right outside their windows.
 
2014-07-03 08:04:31 AM  

MrBallou: The Founding Fathers were men of action who weren't afraid to change the world. They took an antiquated system of government and changed it to match the times.


They were also intellectuals who read French philosophy and took a lot of inspiration from contemporary European Enlightenment sources like the writings of Locke, Hume, Smith, Diderot, and Montesquieu, and the first Dutch Constitution.
 
2014-07-03 08:07:57 AM  

Dansker: MrBallou: The Founding Fathers were men of action who weren't afraid to change the world. They took an antiquated system of government and changed it to match the times.

They were also intellectuals who read French philosophy and took a lot of inspiration from contemporary European Enlightenment sources like the writings of Locke, Hume, Smith, Diderot, and Montesquieu, and the first Dutch Constitution.


Sadly, the lesson they failed to learn from the Dutch was how to get rid of Puritan assholes in one's country.
 
2014-07-03 08:08:51 AM  

No Such Agency: Ambivalence: Republicans prefer to speak for dead people (or nonpeople). After all it's not like they're in any position to complain or refute what they say.

On a GOOD day...

[www.newyorker.com image 465x310]

Ambivalence: I'm sure they envisioned indoor plumbing.

Benjamin Franklin would have invented it himself, if it would encourage chicks to stay over at his mansion.


The Romans had indoor plumbing, for their baths and stuff.
 
2014-07-03 08:09:56 AM  

Dansker: MrBallou: The Founding Fathers were men of action who weren't afraid to change the world. They took an antiquated system of government and changed it to match the times.

They were also intellectuals who read French philosophy and took a lot of inspiration from contemporary European Enlightenment sources like the writings of Locke, Hume, Smith, Diderot, and Montesquieu, and the first Dutch Constitution.


And con-men, men of the cloth, and tradesmen. Essentially they went to make a nation with whoever could help the most.

Kinda sounds SOCIALIST to me.
 
2014-07-03 08:10:59 AM  
Karl "the vote must be wrong" rove? Yeah he must know what he is talking about.
 
2014-07-03 08:11:50 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Sadly, the lesson they failed to learn from the Dutch was how to get rid of Puritan assholes in one's country.


And the obvious answer which the English came up with - send them to America, where they can practice their intolerance and we won't care any more as they thousands of miles away - wouldn't really work in this instance.
 
2014-07-03 08:12:11 AM  
Here's why this is BS :

If congress wants to stop the president, all they have to do is one of several things:

1. Pass a law rescinding executive orders. - Yep. congress can do this. They can even pass laws that make certain executive actions illegal, like replacing cabinet members (see: Andrew Johnson)

2. De-fund the aspects of the government that they loathe the most.

and if neither of these things work ...  They can

3 , file articles of impeachment.

The fact that congress cannot bring itself to do any of this means that frankly, whatever the president is doing isn't nearly shocking enough to snap them out of their coma-like intransigence.

I sincerely believe that if the president was doing anything controversial enough to offend most Americans (ex: Putting babies on spikes) Congress would rise up and engage one of its powers to stop him or remove him from office. After all, Congress is supposed to Pass laws, and the president is supposed to enforce them.
 
2014-07-03 08:13:11 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Dansker: MrBallou: The Founding Fathers were men of action who weren't afraid to change the world. They took an antiquated system of government and changed it to match the times.

They were also intellectuals who read French philosophy and took a lot of inspiration from contemporary European Enlightenment sources like the writings of Locke, Hume, Smith, Diderot, and Montesquieu, and the first Dutch Constitution.

Sadly, the lesson they failed to learn from the Dutch was how to get rid of Puritan assholes in one's country.


The clever part is that Dutch didn't get rid of their Puritans through the Constitution, but simply by acting Dutch enough to disgust the Puritans into going somewhere else and be wet blankets.
 
2014-07-03 08:15:39 AM  

wood0366: Dansker: MrBallou: The Founding Fathers were men of action who weren't afraid to change the world. They took an antiquated system of government and changed it to match the times.

They were also intellectuals who read French philosophy and took a lot of inspiration from contemporary European Enlightenment sources like the writings of Locke, Hume, Smith, Diderot, and Montesquieu, and the first Dutch Constitution.

And con-men, men of the cloth, and tradesmen. Essentially they went to make a nation with whoever could help the most.

Kinda sounds SOCIALIST to me.


And they wore wigs and frilly shirts.
 
2014-07-03 08:16:38 AM  
Thank you for the headline.
 
2014-07-03 08:18:37 AM  
I love these douchebags who pretend to know what the "Founding Fathers" would have thought about the modern world we live in...

Patriotism, scoundrels, and all that.
 
2014-07-03 08:19:30 AM  
it really is fascinating how the gop has embraced autism as a political stance
 
2014-07-03 08:20:36 AM  

Ambivalence: TommyymmoT: "the Founders never imagined a president like Obama."

Well considering they were all long dead by the time black people were allowed to even vote, I don't doubt it.

When exactly were the founders beatified as infallible saints?

Well...maybe Ben Franklin...(just kidding)

Republicans prefer to speak for dead people (or nonpeople).  After all it's not like they're in any position to complain or refute what they say.

Founding fathers, Lincoln, Regan, Jesus Christ, nameless fetuses, you name it.


Franklin created a free hospital for the poor. I think he'd be reasonably happy with Obama.
 
2014-07-03 08:22:45 AM  
i.imgur.com

/hot
//Cardassian also spelt wrong
 
GBB
2014-07-03 08:22:54 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Politics is like driving: It's D to go forward, and R to go backwards.


That bumper sticker, I want.
 
2014-07-03 08:25:04 AM  
FTA: Rove said there is always going to be tension between Congress and the executive office. However, he said, Obama is "not a legislator - he's the executive."

No shiat, Turd-Blossom. Do you have an actual point, or are you just mad that he's still Presidenting While Blah?
 
2014-07-03 08:25:09 AM  
FTFA: The framers of the Constitution did not envision "King Barack I" when they formed the separation of powers within the federal government, says Republican strategist Karl Rove.

i124.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-03 08:25:20 AM  
Poor Karl Rove. He had four glorious years where suckers gave him lots of money imagining he could help their preferred candidates win. He was Bush's Brain, the Loki of the ballot box.

And now he's a joke. He's reduced to the same schtick as Ann Coulter - always screeching louder and louder for less and less attention, until one day nobody can even remember why they ever paid any attention to you in the first place.
 
GBB
2014-07-03 08:25:41 AM  

keylock71: I love these douchebags who pretend to know what the "Founding Fathers" would have thought about the modern world we live in...

Patriotism, scoundrels, and all that.


They are probably the same people who know what God wants and what Jesus would do.
Same people that typically know what's best for women they've never met.
 
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