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(The Hill)   The latest GOP conspiracy? Biden is a puppet controlled by [SPINS WHEEL OF OBAMA].......... RON KLAIN   (thehill.com) divider line
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2021-03-01 9:08:47 AM  
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2021-03-01 9:10:55 AM  
GOP blames Klain for Biden's refusal to negotiate the price down on his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package,

Or it could be he was in the room when Obama tried to play nice with the GOP after he was cleaning up their last mess and got shiat on by the GOP. I think I see a pattern here.
 
2021-03-01 9:20:29 AM  
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2021-03-01 10:14:02 AM  
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This guy?
 
2021-03-01 10:45:19 AM  
He's always hangin' out in the ducts, listening in on top secret conversations.

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Come out to the Oval Office, we'll get together, have some laughs...
 
2021-03-01 10:46:58 AM  
Ever notice how conservatives seem to have a hard time understanding or accepting universal personal agency? Like they always assume people do things only under command.
 
2021-03-01 10:48:22 AM  

Fabric_Man: Ever notice how conservatives seem to have a hard time understanding or accepting universal personal agency? Like they always assume people do things only under command.


Who paid you to say that?
 
2021-03-01 10:48:36 AM  

SpaceMonkey-66: [Fark user image 425x222]


I came here to post that exact photo, maybe I should get a TF so I can jump the meme queue.

/Nah!
 
2021-03-01 10:48:57 AM  
Wait, did they say "Blah blah blah?" or "Blah blah blah?"  I kind of lost interest
 
2021-03-01 10:50:39 AM  
Is this another random evil shadowy boogeyman created by Fox News that will be an easy way to spot people that aren't worth listening to in comments sections? Like how any time I'd see someone name drop "Saul Alinsky" or "Peter Strozok", I knew the person dropping those names lives in bizarro world and I don't need to listen to anything they say?
 
2021-03-01 10:50:45 AM  
But can they make an animated jpg of Klain at the puppet control of Puppet Biden a la Putin/Puppet Trump?


Trick question!  Can't make an animated jpg!  Well you can but it involves trickery or something.  Maybe.
 
2021-03-01 10:53:00 AM  
"Disney controls Ron DeSantis", point that out first if you want me to care about anything you want to say about Biden.
 
2021-03-01 10:53:07 AM  
Womp Womp GQP, we watched Putin actively run our government for 4 years, STFU and take your damn check.
 
2021-03-01 10:53:18 AM  
The GOP thinks maybe Biden's Chief of Staff might have something to do with policy?

We're going to have to discover a few more dimensions of chess to categorize this.
 
2021-03-01 10:54:18 AM  
"Biden doesn't make decisions on his own" is the weirdest new talking point I think I have heard.  As if delegation and listening to a team of advisors that you brought together to give you their expert perspectives is weak and foolish.  I'm not sure why I find this idiocy surprising.
 
2021-03-01 10:55:03 AM  
Or, you know, he could just trust the guy he hired to be his Chief of Staff. Novel concept, I know, for a group of authoritarian jerks who expect everyone to be out for themselves alone.

Tom Clancy has a section in Debt of Honor where Jack is saying things to the Japanese ambassador because if the President says them, they have a different kind of weight. Basically Jack is insulating the President from speaking to keep options open. The GQP understands this, it's very similar in real life, but is naturally being obtuse here to try and score points with the base.
 
2021-03-01 10:55:59 AM  
Have we addressed the frazzledrip conspiracy yet?
 
2021-03-01 10:56:49 AM  
Fox is a cancer on this nation.
 
2021-03-01 10:56:57 AM  
This is now the fourth time the GOP is floating this messaging. I had to check the date on the article to make sure it wasn't just a repost.

They have no idea how to deal with Biden, and no idea how to push against his priorities.
 
2021-03-01 10:57:44 AM  

Fabric_Man: Ever notice how conservatives seem to have a hard time understanding or accepting universal personal agency? Like they always assume people do things only under command.


I blame religious education.
It sets a mindset in some people that the person can behave morally and follow some code of ethics only under the threat of eternal damnation, i.e "I have to be good or the God will punish me". If this threat is removed then, well, it's a free for all, apparently.
 
2021-03-01 10:58:12 AM  

JinxofSpades: "Biden doesn't make decisions on his own" is the weirdest new talking point I think I have heard.


Day ain't over yet.
 
2021-03-01 10:58:22 AM  
You mean someone like this guy? Reagan's Chief of Staff? While he was sliding into Alzheimer's?
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And  Biden is quite sound of mind, so if he chooses to use his WHCoS in this way, so be it.
 
2021-03-01 10:58:23 AM  
Ron Klain is in the klan. His name ends with "in" and when you remove the "i" it says Klan. It's code for "in" the "klan". Study it out.
 
2021-03-01 10:59:22 AM  

awruk!: Fabric_Man: Ever notice how conservatives seem to have a hard time understanding or accepting universal personal agency? Like they always assume people do things only under command.

I blame religious education.
It sets a mindset in some people that the person can behave morally and follow some code of ethics only under the threat of eternal damnation, i.e "I have to be good or the God will punish me". If this threat is removed then, well, it's a free for all, apparently.


If there wasn't a law I'd murder everyone that looked funny at me.
 
2021-03-01 11:00:31 AM  

LovesToSpooge: Ron Klain is in the klan. His name ends with "in" and when you remove the "i" it says Klan. It's code for "in" the "klan". Study it out.


Wouldn't that then mean that the GOP would have to support Biden?

It think you need to think about your study material.
 
2021-03-01 11:04:19 AM  
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Emails
 
2021-03-01 11:05:18 AM  

havocmike: Is this another random evil shadowy boogeyman created by Fox News that will be an easy way to spot people that aren't worth listening to in comments sections? Like how any time I'd see someone name drop "Saul Alinsky" or "Peter Strozok", I knew the person dropping those names lives in bizarro world and I don't need to listen to anything they say?


We had a Poe's Law humorist who used to drop "Saul Alinsky" as a standalone sentence fragment non sequitur at least once in every rant, and it made me laugh every time. I think he's still around, but he doesn't do the comedy bits so much anymore.
 
2021-03-01 11:06:16 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: This is now the fourth time the GOP is floating this messaging. I had to check the date on the article to make sure it wasn't just a repost.

They have no idea how to deal with Biden, and no idea how to push against his priorities.


Because their politics are now 100% culture and race based. A boring, moderate, older white male who speaks coherently is their kryptonite. They can't go with the the last 14+ years of messaging as it just doesn't find any purchase at all with middle America.
 
2021-03-01 11:10:04 AM  
I think it's possible conservatives have forgotten what a chief of staff is and what that person does.
 
2021-03-01 11:11:17 AM  
You can't give Republican voters too many boogeyman. Just go with Soros, Pelosi or AOC. Those are names they know and have been extensively trained to hate.
 
2021-03-01 11:11:50 AM  
"It plays into the theme of Biden's not really running the show here,"

Oh, and Trump was TOTALLY running the show from his bedroom Fox News perch.
 
2021-03-01 11:15:43 AM  
Yeah, but don't you dare talk about Mark Meadows having any control over Trump... that would be commie-talk, right there.
 
2021-03-01 11:17:16 AM  

edmo: I think it's possible conservatives have forgotten what a chief of staff is and what that person does.


...He fixes the cable?
 
2021-03-01 11:17:23 AM  
Wheel of Obama ran over my dog and kilt it dead.
 
2021-03-01 11:18:03 AM  
*apologies to the Warner Brothers (and Sister)

WHEEL OF OBAMA, TURN TURN TURN, TELL US THE PERSON THAT WE SHOULD SPURN!
 
2021-03-01 11:18:54 AM  
What's a Ron Klain?

Is that the big pink bad guy from ninja turtles?
 
2021-03-01 11:19:50 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

This guy?


Perhaps this guy?
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Look at him, His up to no good.
 
2021-03-01 11:20:38 AM  
I thought the Pubs supported the Klan?
 
2021-03-01 11:25:36 AM  

Zombies ate my neighbors: HotWingConspiracy: This is now the fourth time the GOP is floating this messaging. I had to check the date on the article to make sure it wasn't just a repost.

They have no idea how to deal with Biden, and no idea how to push against his priorities.

Because their politics are now 100% culture and race based. A boring, moderate, older white male who speaks coherently is their kryptonite. They can't go with the the last 14+ years of messaging as it just doesn't find any purchase at all with middle America.


There is an unfortunate amount of truth in what you say - all the racist, wild, radical leftist tags die when thrown at Joe Biden, mostly, among the 80% of Americans who haven't lost their minds. During the campaign, post-campaign, he has had the luxury of ignoring and laughing off the complaints. Not only is he recognizeable from "another time", the insults just don't seem to gain any plausible traction among most Americans when they're looking at "this guy!"
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it just doesn't compute.
 
2021-03-01 11:26:31 AM  
That's not even a good puppetmaster name. No one's buying it.
 
2021-03-01 11:30:31 AM  

Magruda: The GOP thinks maybe Biden's Chief of Staff might have something to do with policy?

We're going to have to discover a few more dimensions of chess to categorize this.


Yeah, of all the roles that you'd expect to have influence on the President, VP and Chief of Staff are easily at the top of that list. So conspiracy theories aside, this sure sounds "working as intended" to me.
 
2021-03-01 11:35:56 AM  

JinxofSpades: "Biden doesn't make decisions on his own" is the weirdest new talking point I think I have heard.  As if delegation and listening to a team of advisors that you brought together to give you their expert perspectives is weak and foolish.  I'm not sure why I find this idiocy surprising.


It's unfortunately not a new talking point, though. It is the continuation of the talking point that Biden is a sundowning, senile old fool incapable of making decisions for himself.

Once qTards get their pea-brains trained on a talking point, they don't let go of it. They just keep trying to spin it under different avenues.
 
2021-03-01 11:38:16 AM  

OptimisticCynicism: Magruda: The GOP thinks maybe Biden's Chief of Staff might have something to do with policy?

We're going to have to discover a few more dimensions of chess to categorize this.

Yeah, of all the roles that you'd expect to have influence on the President, VP and Chief of Staff are easily at the top of that list. So conspiracy theories aside, this sure sounds "working as intended" to me.


Remember, they're used to autocratic leadership. Trump just said "I WANT THIS!" and that's what was done, because he was in charge. The concept of listening to people and possibly hearing new ideas that may work and doing that instead? Totally alien to them.
 
2021-03-01 11:38:28 AM  

damageddude: GOP blames Klain for Biden's refusal to negotiate the price down on his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package,

Or it could be he was in the room when Obama tried to play nice with the GOP after he was cleaning up their last mess and got shiat on by the GOP. I think I see a pattern here.


This is a much more likely scenario. We have already seen what happens when a democratic Administration tries to assume that their GOP counterparts are simply fellow professional lawmakers trying to do their best but coming from a different ideological standpoint.

Give the GOP a simple choice. Either work with us in good faith and come to a real compromise that could lead to better legislation and Better Lives for their constituents or be frozen out while we do it without you even being at the table so you have an opportunity to influence things.

We saw what being frozen out on the international stage because of a hissy fit did for Trump.
 
2021-03-01 11:39:00 AM  

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The president of the united states. Duh.
 
2021-03-01 11:40:52 AM  

havocmike: Is this another random evil shadowy boogeyman created by Fox News that will be an easy way to spot people that aren't worth listening to in comments sections? Like how any time I'd see someone name drop "Saul Alinsky" or "Peter Strozok", I knew the person dropping those names lives in bizarro world and I don't need to listen to anything they say?


This is the exact reason why I occasionally listen to right-wing radio broadcast. I want to know who the new Boogeyman of the week is so that people I meet in face-to-face conversations can out themselves much more quickly and efficiently for me to be able to walk away from them forever.

I used to just put them on a social backburner of sorts to see if they calm down but those days are past.
 
2021-03-01 11:41:49 AM  
Oh, noes! Joe isn't doing their bidding?!

Due to the insidious influence of...

*consults notes*

His CoS.

Ah, so they are unable to dig up actual dirt on Joe and are just throwing shiat against the wall to see what sticks.

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2021-03-01 11:53:58 AM  
I thought the talking point was that Biden and Trump switched faces so Trump was still running things?

Of course that means it was really Biden at CPAC.

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2021-03-01 11:54:30 AM  
Harris was usurped?
 
2021-03-01 11:55:58 AM  
He's the chief of staff for gods sake.
 
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