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wasn’t goingg to pay attention, but the creativity on Twitter compels me to collect
Todd Dracula takes us to the movies
others, remembered Hole
as others focused more on 🍊
others looked at the (very) big picture
as others looked at the small numbers (46.4% now for 🍊)
Seinfeld Today did their thing
while others made a movie out of it (leaving the Blanche du Bois lighting behind)
and simple is sometimes effective
Someone please help me with the referrence here
and a compilation
A truth that shall become obvious to many
Good bye, Social Security. You did a great job for 75 years. Apparently, the President is ready to pull the plug on you, if not on Grandma herself.
Someone even offers a summary
1. In the new Obama/Republican Tax Cut Compromise, a 2-year payroll tax holiday (which funds Social Security) is included which would decrease FICA contributions by on the employee side.
2. 60 members of the Senate are UNWILLING to raise taxes. Considering the recent elections, a majority of the House will not want to raise taxes either. It is also likely we will have a Republican president in 2 years, or Obama will continue to cave to Republican demands, so, same thing.
3. The Payroll tax Holiday will then likely become permanent because pols are unwilling to “increase taxes” (like the Bush Tax Cuts) which will double the Social Security shortfall.
4. We end up with a “starve the beast” scenario. This funding shortfall will cause a crisis in Social Security which will eventually lead to cuts across the board (severe means testing where only the really indigent will receive SS) therefore obliterating widespread support. Permalink
while the loyalists don’t believe it
16. Unrec for unsubstantiated rumors.
More hair on fire rhetoric from FDL. Permalink
and this was a clever sneaky one
Obama is not serious about deficit reduction because he just added one trillion to the deficit by renewing the bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
As dissapointed as I am, I am more pissed at the Democrats in Congress.
Of course – anyone but the one.
One still thinks R have nothing on Obama
11. But they suck at 11-D chess
The chess master will beat them in the end. He has a secret recipe for winning: Preemptive surrender at every step. Permalink
and then sees the sequel
9. Coming soon: “Obama: We must cut Social Security to reduce the deficit”
“and I invite my Republican superiors to join me in this effort” Permalink
The usual propaganda follows and ends with
GO AHEAD PRESIDENT OBAMA, I got your back!Permalink
6. that was sheer unadulterated awesomeness … although..
…. I wouldn’t call it “the left.” The puritanical, 99% is simply not good enough for me lot aren’t the whole left. There a tiny but loud few. Permalink
Others felt different
1. SEEMED—SEEMED ??? HE WAS POSITIVELY INSOLENT Permalink
Some enjoyed it
60. The bashing of the purists was a thing of beauty. Permalink
Someone wants to change the title
I think the missing word in your post was “again”.
He is really impressed with himself and very frustrated in people who don’t see just how brilliant he is. Permalink
And some made me sad – much as I shouldn’t feel sorry for them
7. That’s cuz we’re f#cking retarded. Remember.
I’m being sarcastic, I’m actually heartbroken. I have a sterling silver Obama logo necklace that I wore proudly until a few months ago. I’m so sad about how I feel. Permalink
some good (if too late)observations
14. In my eyes, the president has two tones: condescending and angry.
Rarely have I seen any alternative attitudes come through, except maybe timid. So his condescension today was no surprise. He is as snide as it gets. Permalink
pounding has little effect anymore!
Reminding how Clinton handled identical situation ( as I hear “Obama is as bad as Clinton”)
This is exactly what happened when Gingrich and company tried to blackmail Clinton into all sorts of crazy shit, saying they’d shut down government if he didn’t give in. Clinton knew most Americans agreed with him, and he strode onto the TV and said “Those fuckers are trying to force me to do stuff that most Americans don’t want, and so they’re shutting down the government. I don’t want to shut down the government, but I’m not going to put up with blackmail.”
The Republicans were in flames in days, and Gingrich eventually got the boot. From Wikipedia:The Republicans blamed Clinton for the shutdown, and Clinton blamed the Republicans. Public opinion favored the president; Clinton’s approval rating rose to the highest it had been since his election. The Republicans’ support was further diminished two days later when Gingrich made a widely-reported complaint about being snubbed by Clinton; Tom DeLay called it “the mistake of his life”.
DeLay writes in his book No Retreat, No Surrender:
“He told a room full of reporters that he forced the shutdown because Clinton had rudely made him and Bob Dole sit at the back of Air Force One… Newt had been careless to say such a thing, and now the whole moral tone of the shutdown had been lost. What had been a noble battle for fiscal sanity began to look like the tirade of a spoiled child. The revolution, I can tell you, was never the same.”
Gingrich’s complaint resulted in the perception that he was acting in a petty, egotistical manner, and Clinton defended the seating arrangement as a courtesy to Gingrich, the back of the plane being closer to his pickup car.<1> Later, the polls suggested that the event badly damaged Gingrich politically.
The shutdown also influenced the 1996 presidential election. Bob Dole, the Senate Majority Leader, was running for president in 1996. Because of his need to campaign, Dole wanted to solve the budget crisis in January 1996 despite the willingness of other Republicans to continue the shutdown unless their demands were met. It also has been cited as a role in Clinton’s successful re-election in 1996.
and some helpful advice
and someone notices the change in the place
or rather the fact that O’s are now officially marginalized – which is kinda late
…well according to our President (for now), we should just shut up and take it. Because we progressives and liberals with our high-minded ideals are just too stupid to understand Obama’s “long game” strategy, we just need to trust our leader. We just need to fall into lockstep with the Democratic caucus. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
I’m a member of this group because I choose NOT to fall into lockstep.
I’m a member of the underground because I choose to fight for my ideals and common sense.
I will not apologize to this President, who has betrayed his party. I will not be anyone’s lap dog.
But it calls into discussion what they’ve done
1. The “U” in “DU” had been forgotten for a couple years..
now, with so many blinders being ripped off in all directions, all at once, it seems that “second letter” is reasserting itself… Permalink
and a funny comment
75. Oh please!
Obama couldn’t find The Left with a compass and G.P.S.! Permalink
More sophistry from the authoritarian loyalists
when they disagree with him – and chafe at being told that they should be keep their criticisms to themselves – are now absolutely FURIOUS that the President had the temerity to criticize THEM.
Sorry, but we can’t have it both ways.
Took a while – they were high-fiving each other for the perfect argument, but finally someone nailed it
54. Who works for whom, here? It’s not the electorate’s job to please the President. Permalink
Turning on their pundits
with clever arguments like these (and this is a DUdie candidate)
12. So Obama as President can overrule what Congress and Senate do? Permalink
which mercifully get responded
44. Yeah, it’s called a veto. Permalink
and the rude awakening keeps on going
and abused and there is nothing left.
One after the other, they wake up
2. I’m just mad at myself for not seeing this coming.
I was 100% snowed. 2 years ago, I never thought we’d be here. Never. 6 months ago I woke the fuck up and stopped making excuses and rationalizations. It’s gone downhill from there.
But at least my eyes are wide open now. Some are still in dreamland. It’s a blue pill red pill situation Permalink
I am mad at you too for not seeing this coming. And for attacking me and the rest who told you it was coming.
3. He’s not stupid – rather he is complicit. nt Permalink
and then there’s Solomon
8. i think that you can argue both sides…that he’s being taken advantage of, and that he’s
the one taking advantage…and neither reflect nicely b/c in the first case he’s a not-so swift pol. in the second case, he’s not on our side and therefore less than trustworthy. neither of these scenarios are flattering. Permalink
and some put disappointment in verse
When we elected Obama, we thought
We elected a Thurgood Marshall,
a lion of the law,
one of the great legal minds.
We thought we elected a Martin Luther King
a guardian of rights
a courageous, peaceful warrior.
What we got was a Clarence Thomas,
Parroting the RIGHT opinions,
Deferential to conservative bluster.
So we now find ourselves ill served
Hoping that his promise of change
Means that he will change his ways.
And the DUdie
goes to another clueless effort to distract
This concludes today’s edition. See you on Tuesday!
I watched it on TV and Tweeter – and there were some beauties appearing on my page.
Podhoretz was feeling in hell –
jpodhoretz John PodhoretzSeriously. This is comedy Hiroshima.
The appearance of Yusuf Islam – now only Yusuf produced some great comments.
Harry Shearer wondered where his last name went.
I’ve seen video of that British TV segment abt Rushdie on YouTube. Stevens/Islam had it pulled down re: copyright claim. I wonder why.
Here’s the video of Stevens/Islam on Rushdie: http://is.gd/guDMB
I bet Yusuf hates being called Cat Stevens as much as I hate being called Anakin
It wasn’t a big shark but Jon Stewart jumped one just now with the “everybody on Thr cable is the same” naiveté
@littleleaf2 when did I say I loved Jon?
Salon Salon.comHas Jon Stewart jumped the shark?
tomtomorrow Tom Tomorrowby edgeoforeverThis is sounding like a college freshman stoner session. Dude if we just all remember we’re like human beings you know?
digby56 digbyThis might be useful if even one right winger gave a damn. Essentially he’s just telling the left to pipe down. They sure won’t.
Interesting Stewart and the White House echo the same critique of 24/7 news cycle. But isn’t that a function of blogs and online community?
Putting forth this idea: Obama wouldn’t be president without the 24/7 news cycle
chrislhayes Christopher Hayes
Sort of amazing how far the irony/earnestness pendulum has swung back towards irony after just 2 years.
jpodhoretz John PodhoretzTragic fact: Sanity really right about where it was before 11 this morning.
10 minutes – the duration of the first meeting with McChrystal
Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn’t go much better. “It was a 10-minute photo op,” says an adviser to McChrystal. “Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was.
20 minutes the duration of the first meeting with BP executives
President Obama also took part for 20 minutes at the start of the meeting. It was Obama’s first face-to-face confrontation with Hayward and BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg since the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico began 57 days ago. Vice
And then, finally, the president ended General McChrystal’s command in a meeting that lasted only 20 minutes.
I have been wondering about that pattern. Finally, The Onion to the rescue! It explained everything to me
Obama’s Weekly Video Addresses Becoming Increasingly Avant-Garde
Hailed as a sign of renewed government transparency when they began airing last year, President Barack Obama’s weekly video addresses have grown increasingly experimental in recent weeks, raising eyebrows nationwide.Videos like the one that aired Tuesday morning, which begins with Obama outlining his new plan to provide healthier school lunches to the nation’s children, but soon devolves into frantic editing, unsettling imagery, and dissonant audio effects, have left many wondering about the president’s ultimate message.
My work speaks for itself,” Obama said as he applied blackface makeup to prepare for the shooting of a new video called Ask/Tell/Die. “I can’t tell the people of our great nation what to think or how to react. That’s up to the viewer.
Silly B0bots! All this time you were trying to learn multidimensional chess.
Said Kirk to Spock in The Carbomite Maneuver:
Not Chess, Spock. Poker.”
Said The Onion to the bewildered nation: Not chess, nation. Art. Avant-garde,.
Psst! B0bots! Lay of it already!
With one move, President Obama was able to:
1. Get rid of McChrystal
2. Demote Petraeus (he was head of CentComm, now he’s a field General again)
3. de-fang any criticisms the right could have over the McChrystal firing
4. Remove a possible 2012 opponent.
5. boost troop morale
Damn… he’s better at this than even *I* thought.
That ought to be a whole lot of “better”.