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Apology or not, Gibbs seems to have hit a nerve.

Here’s the “Greatest” page in B0botland

You think the “watching too much cable” excuse will wash?

And here’s the updatd version as of 9:30 PM

Now with more resentment.


If it’s Friday, Tuesday or Friday it’s time for the DU_dies!. yes, I decided to make the DU-dies bi-weekly – due to the abundance of material

A lot of fun with the Obama fake-out on gay rights. Starting with this headline

THIS… Is How You LEAD !!! – ‘Jerry Brown Files Motion To Resume Gay Marriage’ – HuffPo

Hmmm…Jerry Brown is held as an example to whom? It gets stranger

8. Explain why the CA governor and AG weren’t obligated to defend Prop 8

And yet Obama and Holder are somehow obligated to submit horrifically anti-gay briefs in defense of DOMA.

FrenchieCat Fri Aug-06-10 07:27 PM
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11. Cause Holder and Obama are bigotted horrid homophobes
and Jerry Brown and Arnold aren’t? :shrug:
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17. Not for the same reasons that you do.

And the confusion only grows

Obama opposes gay marriage and Schwarzenegger supports it….

Attacks on Ahnold follow

More on the vanishing oil

I dumped a quart of oil on my driveway & it evaporated!

Okay, I lied. I changed oil in the past and the oil pan accidentally got knocked over and it spilled onto the concrete driveway. It didn’t evaporate. It spread out and permanently stained the driveway. Yeah, okay, maybe some of it turned into toxic fumes and went up to contaminate the air, but the rest remained blackening the concrete.

There is no way 75% of the oil in the gulf ‘disappeared…..


In another thread on the cover-up, someone actually spells it out

12. The Magnitude of the Gulf Cover ups..has been a disgrace to this nation!
People will get cancers and all kinds of Health issues will have been caused by this disgrace!

The cover up has been perpetrated by the following:

BP a foreign owned Corporation

Coast Guard
Homeland security
White House


The candidate that Kerry predicted will charm the Arab world because of his color

Obama not yet as unpopular in the Arab world as Cheney/Chimpy, but getting there.

and expectation be damned, apologist interjects

Gawd, what a fucking loser Obama is…failing to achieve something in a year that has never, ever, EVER been accomplished.

In the “lefties are cry babies who cannot wait” department we have

In the “Lower Expectations” department

Not happy with Obama? Let’s talk about where we would be if McSame and Wolf Shooter had won:

B0bots are happy – but a few voices spoil it

. So you are saying we should settle for mediocrity because the alternative was much worse?

This is an old and very tired argument, how many fucking times have I read this post on DU.


74. I’d settle for mediocrity at this point…

That would be a giant step up from where we’re at now.

and funnier ones

20. Think where we’d be if Mao was president!

Or what if Shrub could’ve had a third term!

You sir, have low standards and must have failed logic 101.

Bobots test the limits of their freedom of speech

So can we just say that there IS NO RECOVERY?

So far, apparently they can. I wonder about this comment though


I don’t recall Clinton having any difficulties running the economy for 8 years.

Wondering about crazy stuff

Why aren’t more people Democrats?

Naturally, the logical answer is missing:

becuse Dems also steal elections and are corrupt.

In the “you’re not worthy” department we have this entry:

I give up. Obama should decide against running in 2012.

Because, quite frankly, I see too few Americans who deserve this man.

Which leads t this hysterical response

1. can’t tell if you’re complaining or fawning

Another version, casting Obama as the uncompromising family man

Obama will not run again

If on a week where he got his second Supreme Court Justice and the hole in the Gulf seems to be plugged – all the media cared about is Michelle taking her daughter to a few days in Spain – then this war is lost. He will not tolerate such crap against his family and he will not stay where he’s obviously really hated. He’ll go home. I’m quite sure of that.

and some answer

6. Glad to hear it.


As Shill Pitt brags about being reinstated, an enlightening comment about the B0botland ways

178. Can we have the purged LGBTers unbanned then?

If threats of physical violence can be forgiven, then certainly people fiercely advocating equality can find the same grace and tolerance.

Or is that not going to be happening, just because?

If the mods are willing to forgive people, that’s great. But it does seem odd, given the size of the OP’s banning offense when compared to the innocuous causes used to justify wiping out a significant portion of DU’s GLBT community.


Aparently Shill Pitt sent another B0bot a message to the effect that “This is is where I live, you come say that to my face and I will smash your face in” Another poster breaks the reunion party with

65. Interesting how values go around here

Dissent not forgiven. Threats are. Weird
Sig line deleted because anything of substance will be taken as controversial by somebody at some time or another. You say potatoe. I say spud. See? The fight is on.

In a thread bashing M0Do for writing about Michelle’s vacations, one dares be honest

3. She makes a point, I can’t buy enough food let alone enjoy opulence.

They could at least pretend to feel our pain.

He is immediately pelted, among others, with this

7. Michelle slept in a living room with her brother growing up

I think she “felt your pain” a long time ago. Maybe you can excuse her for having a life now.

So there!

Some more love


The confusing  woodchuck makes an encore appearance

I’m taking it back!! Embracing an avatar.

I’m proud to be a woodchuck. Pragmatic Democrats have been able to accomplish a huge number of positive changes to America under the stewardship of President Obama.

Ample propaganda follows, mostly the politifact dribble, with no counter-argument.

In the department “I voted for a black guy I am an expert in racial matters”

How the FUCK could a black man have said that?

“Nancy Pelosi will be in the back of the bus.”

Say fucking WHAT? This is obviously a guy who’s way too young to remember.

(Not that I presume to speak for black Americans, but this strikes me as being completely off the rails; much, much worse than what it makes me feel like (homicidal) when I hear someone use the term “Indian Giver.”)

And I’m not even very sensitive to stuff like that.

But “the back of the bus?” That asshole should just go ahead and admit he dislikes black people every bit as much as any white Republican does.

I assume that the racial sinner is Steele

3. Michael Steele isn’t black…

He’s a Republican-American first and foremost.

– and black people are not allowed to use Rosa Parks in their imagery as per B0bots

Fortunately, one notices some hypocrisy

10. How can a black man

say he’s against gay marriage (i.e. against EQUAL rights for all people)?

Boogles the mind, and he uses religion as an excuse. :puke: :mad:

Thank you, Mr. President. :eyes:


And the DU-die

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goes to the brilliant question

Why aren’t more people Democrats?

complete with the humble answer

7. lack of critical thinking skills

indoctrinated Christianity
still at the 2nd level of Maslow’s hierarchy
dumbed down education in the United States
inability to reason or be rational



in short:

because they are dumber than us!


Really. Per Gibbs

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

Indeedy. Since I came up with Jr.jr,

Ob-Bush-Obama.gif Bushbama picture by Robbedvoter

give me the test.

But first, enjoy the headline

White House unloads anger over criticism from ‘professional left’

More reasons we are crazy

The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”

Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”

I dunno about the Pentagon, but yeah, Canadian healthcare would be good. Hillarycare too.

As for Kuchinich, after the spectacular sell-out on healthcare, no thanks.

But look, there’s mercy in their anger:

While visibly frustrated, Gibbs did not specifically name any of the White Houses’s liberal detractors by name.

That’s left for the next time.

“There’s 101 things we’ve done,” said Gibbs, who then mentioned both Iraq and healthcare.

Bush’s plan and Heritage Foundation’s. Next!

But they sound just like W talking about the Iraqis

“And from Gibbs’s perspective, and the White House perspective, they ought to be able to catch a break from people who, in their view, should be grateful and appreciative.”

Ungrateful bastards! Oh, but not all of the “left”

Look what Amnesty International and a few others are doing now

The groups emailed WikiLeaks to say they were concerned for the safety of Afghans identified as helping the U.S. military in documents obtained by WikiLeaks, according to several of the groups. WikiLeaks has already published 76,000 of the documents and plans to publish up to 15,000 more.

Why can’t the rest of you be more like them?

Update – now with B0bots comments

The first two capture it all

Fuck Gibbs

Obama has earned the derision of the far left. Well earned.
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2. And in less than a minute, you proved his point. Congrats! nt

adding another typical B0bot one

10. Well said Robert Gibbs.

Nothing will ever be good enough and undermining the President is the name of the game.

Big K&R for the article and the many, many good things accomplished by this President in a mere 20 months.


From another discussion comes this witty question

“Professional”? You can get paid for this?

Who knew.

Well, some do – and I guess the threat of having that taken away was just dangled here.


Gibbs apologizes – sorta

In a statement to the Huffington Post, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs acknowledged that his recent broadside against the “professional left” was inartful, and called for renewed unity among the Democratic community.

Inartful! Inexcusable from the Artful Dodger!He blames it all…on teevee

“I watch too much cable, I admit,” Gibbs told the Huffington Post. “Day after day it gets frustrating.

Well, in this case (he apologized0 let’s call the whole thing off and vote for the basterds! (just kidding)

Not Your Sweetie

August 2010