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(Some Guy)   Barack Obama fondly recalls the days of Reagan and the Cold War, when there were no political disagreements. Submitter fondly recalls the '80s as well, and wishes he could have some of whatever Obama is smoking   (opinionjournal.com) divider line
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334 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 Dec 2006 at 2:26 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2006-12-15 11:21:08 AM  
WTF
greenlit with a typo?!
bah.
 
2006-12-15 11:26:00 AM  
I.M.APseudonym: WTF
greenlit with a typo?!
bah.


Like having centipedes in your vagina, the possibility of being greenlit with a typo is more likely than you think.
 
2006-12-15 11:27:42 AM  
muninsfire: Like having centipedes in your vagina, the possibility of being greenlit with a typo is more likely than you think.

hehehe.. you said vagina.

/vagina-five!
 
2006-12-15 11:28:44 AM  
Yeah the 80's. I remember wondering when we would be annihilated by Red ICBMs or placing bets on who's country would bankrupt first.

Russia beat us by a couple of weeks.
 
2006-12-15 11:29:53 AM  
Typo-shmypo. Another goddamned greenlit Opinion Journal wordvomit. Off to RTFA. Let's see if this one is any less retarded than the rest of them...
 
2006-12-15 11:32:35 AM  
What a sleazy, dishonest, opportunisitic load of crap.
 
2006-12-15 11:33:51 AM  
[image from imageigloo.com too old to be available]
 
2006-12-15 11:35:55 AM  
all hail peggy noonan, annoying the left since the gipper stood astride the earth, molding it to his wishes
 
2006-12-15 11:36:10 AM  
My favorite part of the 80's was how, at the end of each day's session, the Republicans and Democrats would come out on the front steps of the Capital and sing camp songs for an hour or two. I have great memories of my dad taking me down there and listening with the rest of the crowd, swaying back and forth with his lighter in my hand. Those were some great times.
 
2006-12-15 11:36:42 AM  
I am looking forward to watching Obama's political career solely because it's going to be funny watching a bunch of white campaign consultants coach a black man on how to appeal to different white demographics.

"You were too threatening, too 'black' at that mall opening the other day. We want you to dress as a rabbit. A white rabbit. Because we feel like voters like white rabbits."
 
2006-12-15 11:38:50 AM  
SockMonkeyHolocaust: I am looking forward to watching Obama's political career solely because it's going to be funny watching a bunch of white campaign consultants coach a black man on how to appeal to different white demographics.

"Don't make any sudden movements around the white women. And for God's sake, don't mention their pocketbooks."
 
2006-12-15 11:44:13 AM  
Pocket Ninja: "Don't make any sudden movements around the white women. And for God's sake, don't mention their pocketbooks."

I TOLD YOU NOT TO MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH GEORGIA!
 
2006-12-15 11:44:25 AM  
He can cement my vote if, while producing a copy of the speech he intends to read, he says, "'Scuse me while I whip this out."
 
2006-12-15 11:50:27 AM  
WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF TEH WHITE WOMEN?!?!?!????!!111ONE

[image from img295.imageshack.us too old to be available]
 
2006-12-15 11:53:47 AM  
Skail: He can cement my vote if, while producing a copy of the speech he intends to read, he says, "'Scuse me while I whip this out."

HEY!!! THE SENATOR IS A NI**BOOOOOOOOOOOOONG**

The Senator is near!

NO GODDANGITBLAMMIT!! THE SENATOR IS A NI**BOOOOOOOOOOOONG**
 
2006-12-15 11:54:48 AM  
Ever notice how OpinionJournal links are always submitted as "Some Guy"? Tricks like this are necessary because the facts have a well-known liberal bias.
 
2006-12-15 12:00:53 PM  
BigTuna: Ever notice how OpinionJournal links are always submitted as "Some Guy"? Tricks like this are necessary because the facts have a well-known liberal bias.

Well, that and OpinionJournal has a well-known stupidity bias.
 
2006-12-15 12:06:10 PM  
Recount Night, 2008:
[image from www2.nau.edu too old to be available]
 
2006-12-15 12:06:43 PM  
BigTuna: Ever notice how OpinionJournal links are always submitted as "Some Guy"?

Yeah, Drew set up that whole "Some Guy" thing just to sneak Opinion Journal articles into the queue and piss you off.
 
2006-12-15 12:10:16 PM  
Tabatha Static: What a sleazy, dishonest, opportunisitic load of crap.

My goodness. It sure is amusing to witness the spittle-flecked rage with which folks respond to the slightest hint that someone might dare to criticize Saint Obama.

Here's a hint: If he runs for Prez, every bit of mud that can be thrown will be thrown. He's going to need some thicker skin. He's already sniveling about Maureen Dowd making fun of his ears, which makes me wonder why he thinks America really wants a spineless pussy in the White House.

Y'all better take a few cleansing breaths, or so many of you will stroke out before the election there won't be anyone alive to vote for him.
 
2006-12-15 12:11:23 PM  
The CraneMeister: It sure is amusing to witness the spittle-flecked rage with which folks respond to the slightest hint that someone might dare to criticize Saint Obama.

your a idiot.
 
2006-12-15 12:12:34 PM  
The CraneMeister: It sure is amusing to witness the spittle-flecked rage with which folks respond to the slightest hint that someone might dare to criticize Saint Obama.

Equally amusing are the people so obsessed with decrying his popularity that they hear "I'd die for Obama" whenever someone says something remotely positive about him.
 
2006-12-15 12:13:56 PM  
Croooow!: your a idiot.

Oooh. It's been a while and I'm a little rusty on protocol, so I hope you don't mind if I ask you to pick the most appropriate response from the following:

1. I know you are, but what am I?
2. I'm rubber; you're glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you.
3. I'M TELLIN' THE MODS!!!
 
2006-12-15 12:20:28 PM  
The CraneMeister: It sure is amusing to witness the spittle-flecked rage with which folks respond to the slightest hint that someone might dare to criticize Saint Obama.

When I said: "What a sleazy, dishonest, opportunisitic load of crap," I was talking about Obama's comments.

But feel free to keep up your sanctimonious gibbering, blowhard.
 
2006-12-15 12:22:28 PM  
BigTuna: Equally amusing are the people so obsessed with decrying his popularity that they hear "I'd die for Obama" whenever someone says something remotely positive about him.

Meh. I don't know much about the guy yet; he's too new on the scene. I agree with Noonan on one thing: The GOP's strategy of nominating a relatively unknown, unseasoned candidate as "Anyone But Clinton" was a mistake the DNC seems eager to repeat with Obama.
 
2006-12-15 12:23:11 PM  
Tabatha Static: When I said: "What a sleazy, dishonest, opportunisitic load of crap," I was talking about Obama's comments.

*sits down, puts head between knees, breathes into paper bag*
 
2006-12-15 12:27:19 PM  
The CraneMeister: *sits down, puts head between knees, breathes into paper bag*

Please make that a dry-cleaning bag, and seal it.
 
2006-12-15 12:28:04 PM  
The CraneMeister: It sure is amusing to witness the spittle-flecked rage with which folks respond to the slightest hint that someone might dare to criticize Saint Obama.
...
*sits down, puts head between knees, breathes into paper bag*

Niccccce.
 
2006-12-15 12:33:11 PM  
What's his position?
 
2006-12-15 12:37:43 PM  
 
2006-12-15 12:40:50 PM  
The CraneMeister: Meh. I don't know much about the guy yet; he's too new on the scene.

That's precisely why I like him - he's new. Politicians will say whatever it takes to get elected, so I don't bother listening anymore. I want someone with youthful naivete in office. Someone who hasn't had time to become corrupt through and through. This administration has reaffirmed the resilience of the USA in times of poor leadership, so I see no compelling reason to believe that his inexperience would be detrimental to the country.
 
2006-12-15 12:52:08 PM  
I want someone with youthful naivete in office.

Then you don't want Barack Obama....
 
2006-12-15 12:53:50 PM  
bwohlgemuth: Then you don't want Barack Obama....

Well I sure as shiat don't want Hillary or McCain, so I may have to sit this one out.
 
2006-12-15 12:54:05 PM  
From the 'On the Issues' site:

[image from hash.com too old to be available]

That always cracks me up.
 
2006-12-15 12:58:08 PM  
What's his position?

he's tall, Democratic, not a clinton, and so well-spoken. he doesn't need a position
 
2006-12-15 1:14:45 PM  
NittLion78

That is the funniest image I have seen in a long, long time.
 
2006-12-15 1:21:15 PM  
SunOfSam: That is the funniest image I have seen in a long, long time.

Reminded me of this:

[image from i52.photobucket.com too old to be available]
 
2006-12-15 1:24:22 PM  
mediaho: Reminded me of this:

Dude...he's like the freakin' Cheshire Cat or something...
 
2006-12-15 1:31:02 PM  
The CraneMeister: 3. I'M TELLIN' THE MODS!!!

this is the correct course of action for right wingers with a persecution complex, we would have also excepted "oh yeah! well you want a war on christmas" or "you are a terrorist sympathizer!"
 
2006-12-15 1:46:37 PM  
Oh us right wingers are just waiting for the fun to begin.
When the Democrat primaries get underway and the Clintons pull out all the stops to destroy and discredit Mr Obama. Doesn't matter if its true or not. As the Clintons have said time and time again "It's the seriousness of the charge"
 
2006-12-15 2:29:45 PM  
The CraneMeister: Y'all better take a few cleansing breaths, or so many of you will stroke out before the election there won't be anyone alive to vote for him.

Great. Leaves the path wide open for you to vote for Jeb...:)
 
2006-12-15 2:31:29 PM  
thumbtack: When the Democrat primaries get underway and the Clintons pull out all the stops to destroy and discredit Mr Obama.

They wrote the book...

[image from ec2.images-amazon.com too old to be available]
 
2006-12-15 2:34:16 PM  
muninsfire

Dude...he's like the freakin' Cheshire Cat or something...

If I was alone with a bunch of scantily clad young ladies of sufficient moral lattitude, all you would see of me was my smile too.
 
2006-12-15 2:45:52 PM  
So who originated this "Obama doesn't stand for anything" talking point anyway?

Because it's STUPID. (not that I'm complaining)

FTFA: He doesn't have an issue, he has a thousand issues, which is the same as having none, in the sense that a speech about everything is a speech about nothing.

No, no it's not. This statement is logically untrue on its face, without even addressing the Lincoln comparison. However, just to address it, he doesn't have One Issue like Lincoln because, unlike Lincoln's day, the country is not about to tear itself apart over that One verysame Issue.

Ergo, as an intelligent politician, he is going to seek to get his views out there on as many subjects as possible. This further demonstrates while the assertion above is patenty untrue - a crafty politician will fill a speech with nothing and make it SEEM like something was said. (like, oh, Bush speeches. And most of Kerrys. And, well, most of them at all these days.) A smart one talks about a lot of things, so he can't get pinned down. Which is what Obama is doing.

The right wing would dearly LOVE for him to become a one-issue candidate. There's a real "briar patch" vibe to this meme. Except for Lincoln, one-issue candidates die a quick and ignominious end at the hands of a mocking opposition. If Obama WAS to pick a single issue, THEN the right-wing could rip him to shreds.

However, as it stands, they can't pin him down on any single wedge issue or swiftboat lie, so they're really scared. And now, apparently, reduced to openl begging him to make the tactical blunder they need to tear him down.
 
2006-12-15 2:47:45 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson: They wrote the book...

And Ken Starr read it.
 
2006-12-15 2:49:38 PM  
thumbtack: Democrat

Democrat is a noun.

Democratic is an adjective.

That is all.
 
2006-12-15 2:52:32 PM  
Democrats: Same ass-rape, different broomstick.
 
2006-12-15 2:55:55 PM  
WizardX
So who originated this "Obama doesn't stand for anything" talking point anyway?


It's a lazy GOP talking point meaning "We haven't got anything to slime him with yet". I guess the whole "B-b-but his middle name's Hussein" didn't catch on very well.

For a potential candidate who supposedly "got nothin", Obama sure has a lot of conservative pundits pissing themselves in fear.
 
2006-12-15 2:59:26 PM  
RanDomino: Democrats: Same ass-rape, different broomstick.

Oh, it's all just a harmless fraternity prank...oops, wrong party!
 
2006-12-15 3:00:50 PM  
"Last call for alcohol. Last call for your freedom of speech. Drink up. Happy hour is now enforced by law. Don't forget our house special, its called a trickie dickie screwdriver. Its got one part Jack Daniels, two parts purple Kool-Aid, and a jigger of formaldehyde from the jar with Hitlers brain we got in the back storeroom. Happy trails to you. Happy trails to you..."

/80's?
 
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