Obama to GOP: Don’t demonize me, teabaggers

posted at 4:20 pm on January 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

The liveliest momoment from a consistently lively (and entertaining) takeoff on “prime minister’s questions” at the House GOP’s retreat this morning. I’m kidding in the headline, needless to say: The One would never stoop to something as crassly partisan as calling someone a teabagger. He leaves that stuff, and the endless crap about “angry mobs” and “evil-mongers” and coded racism, to progressive water-carriers like Reid and Schumer and MSNBC, all of whom are gently, namelessly chastised here with a fleeting admission that “It’s not just on your side, by the way.” The money line about health care: “If you were to listen to the debate and, frankly, how some of you went after this bill, you’d think that this thing was some Bolshevik plot.” To which I say: Nonsense. A Fabian plot, certainly — some Democrats were even nice enough to admit it — but Bolshevik? Maybe only on Glenn Beck’s show.

This wasn’t supposed to be televised, incidentally, but both sides agreed to it at the last minute in the name of showing the public how bipartisan they are. The GOP figured it’d give them a platform to prove that they actually do have policy ideas of their own, but I think the format ended up benefiting Obama more than them. He was on camera the whole time; he did most of the talking; he got to show that he’s perfectly capable of extemporaneous debate even with multiple prepared challengers lobbing questions. (Which should have been clear after 20+ debates in 2008, but the TOTUS jokes have taken on a life of their own.) Even conservatives I follow on Twitter were saying that he seemed more appealing in this format than in his thousand speeches last year. Who knows? Maybe that means we’ll see more of this.

Two clips here. The first is the bit about Bolshevik plots, the second speaks for itself. Exit question: The other big winner today — Paul Ryan? Click the image to watch.

Update: Not surprisingly, White House aides tell HuffPo they’re ecstatic with how things went while GOP aides tell NBC it was probably a mistake to let the cameras roll. Oh well.

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The other big winner today — Paul Ryan

Oh good Lord, the weekly standard is kissing obama’s butt like I have never seen them do before. gag.

upinak on January 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

How about displaying you as you are then?

Fletch54 on January 29, 2010 at 4:25 PM

You LIE!

indypat on January 29, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Won’t watch. The SOTU is all I could take for 2010.

txag92 on January 29, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Obama is a sociopath. What a liar this man is.

darwin on January 29, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Paul Ryan is very good. Maybe a little too wonky, but he could be a future star

ousoonerfan15 on January 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

I watched this entire thing, until Fox cut it off this morning. It was great to see the Republicans able to refute the crap Obama threw at them on Wednesday night.

The entire thing will be rebroadcast on C-Span tonight at 8:00. Must see TV.

Knucklehead on January 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Well I’m convinced. Obama is a pathological liar.

I really do hate this man more & more every day.

portlandon on January 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

He demonizes our Constitution, which he swore falsely to uphold. He deserves scorn and no respect.

GaltBlvnAtty on January 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

I think the format ended up benefiting Obama more than them. He was on camera the whole time; he did most of the talking; he got to show that he’s perfectly capable of extemporaneous debate even with multiple prepared challengers lobbing questions.

The only problem with this is, no matter how well he came off and no matter how adept he was at fielding questions, he’s a proven liar.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

That is a GREAT headline.

aquaviva on January 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Unfortunately for Obama, it was on CSPAN, where a grand total of 43 people watched.

Nethicus on January 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

I sure don’t think the man child did much more than lash out. Must have seen another show.

jukin on January 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

I thought the “Bolshevik plot” line was hilarious. and really quite telling. Nobody knows what the Fabian Society is, Ed, but everyone has a mental image of the Bolshies.

DaydreamBeliever on January 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Republican idiots. He should never have been invited to the GOP conference. He doesn’t need more air time and we don’t need to like bi-partisan.

Expect a bump in his approval rating tomorrow, and possibly a drop in GOP standing.

amerpundit on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

I think it is up to the POTUS to prove it was not a Bolshevik plot…along with the rest of his agenda.

d1carter on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Nethicus on January 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

It was on Fox News in the doc’s office I visited during the event.

Midas on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

If it walks like a Bolshevik, talks like a Bolshevik, looks like a Bolshevik, chances are, indeed, he’s a Bolshevik.

wildcat84 on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Well, well, well. Wouldn’t it have been nice if Mr. President started off his term in this manner instead of instantly turning people off with his “I won” arrogance instead of waiting a whole year? Leading doesn’t include closing doors, it requires an exchange of ideas. You don’t hand it over to Pelosi/Reid and expect bipartisanship. Better late than never.

I read Ryan’s proposal, sounds like a good one.

scalleywag on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

From the excerpts I’ve read and listened to, it sounds like Obama hasn’t changed his tune. He’s still offering up the same BS talking points, blaming Bush and the GOP for his own party’s failures, and dodging tough questions.

It’s clear at this point he’s never gonna compromise or abandon any of his agenda until forced to. And that won’t happen til November. All that’s left til then is to fight him every step of the way. Thankfully we’ve already killed crap-and-betrayed and card check, and Obamacare is on life support.

Doughboy on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

“If you were to listen to the debate … you’d think that this thing was some Bolshevik plot.”

Oh but it most certainly is such a plot. Anyone (MSM perhaps?) that does the most rudimentary research can easily demonstrate the facts of the matter.

From another thread:

I’m sorry if this getting repetitive, but seemingly no-one will connect the dots on this ever since Billy Ayers & Bernadine Dohrn have been too toxic to discuss.

When looking at that list of funders AFSCME is run by Paul Booth and SEIU is run by Any Stern. Both comrades in arms of Billy & Bernadine from the SDS/Weathermen days.

This is not a coincidence! Former members are virtually everywhere you turn in Obama’s carreer path and life, in the early days and now in the White House.

Lynne Sweet of the Chg. Sun Times has articles and pictures of Marilyn Katz directing the administrations confabs on ObamaCare. You may recognize her as ther Obama Campaign’s lead spokesperson in Chg. She is the one who also created the nail-bombs that were thrown at the Dhim convention in ‘68.

These people are conspirators who openly vowed the overthrow of our constitutional gov’t, and appear to be succeeding. And the examples above are just the beginning, also in the Obama clique you’ll find:

Carl Davidson
Mark Rudd
Mike Klonsky
David Fenton
Todd Gitlin
Wade Rathke
Dale Rathke
Howie Machtlinger
Jeff Jones
Arlene Bergman
Steve Tappis
Tom Hayden

…and on and on and on.

Not even Beck seems to have the stones to point this out, all of these people are varifiably members of this seditous group. All them were/are working towards a communist revo.

Then there’s the three musketeers in the White House.

Axelrod-Obama-Jarrett.

All prodigies of three arch Chg. commies that trace back to being Alinsky acolyets.
Don Rose-Frank Marshall Davis-Vernon Jarrett, respectively.

When will someone start broacasting these nefarious connections? All of these things are easily confirmed, go ahead google it. Afterwards help me and forward to everyone you should to get the word out.

Thanks for putting up with this rant yet again, I’m just trying to do my part.

Archimedes on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

From one Tea Party attendee to Barack Hussein Obama…..

Don’t threaten me, and don’t marginilize me.

WE ARE “THE PEOPLE”

SgtRed on January 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

If some leftist can point out any major differences between Obama’s agenda and the Communist Party of America, point them out.

jukin on January 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Unfortunately for Obama, it was on CSPAN, where a grand total of 43 people watched.

Nethicus on January 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

It was carried live on the networks. Fox had the whole thing until it was almost over.

amerpundit on January 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

“If you were to listen to the debate … you’d think that this thing was some Bolshevik plot.”

Um, Barry, maybe you should go look up where your policies came from…

Count to 10 on January 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

The only reason for this meeting was the blowout in Massachesetts. Now he is lecturing(lying) to the right. This moron has an impenetrable ego. Message to Odumbo-You tapped out dude, it’s over!

rjoco1 on January 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

The reports of this thing on the righty blogs are widely divergent. Almost like people were watching two different events. I couldn’t watch at work, so I’m curious to read the reactions.

Missy on January 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

I sure don’t think the man child did much more than lash out. Must have seen another show.

jukin on January 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

And he did so in such a Scooby-Do unmasked criminal “if not for those meddling kids” sort of way.

Seems to me that Obama is the bitter clinger.

wildcat84 on January 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

If this is a bipartisan event, why have I not seen or heard a single GOP person?

Oink on January 29, 2010 at 4:32 PM

“If you were to listen to the debate … you’d think that this thing was some Bolshevik plot.”

Atleast the Bolshevik finally admitted it.

portlandon on January 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Expect a bump in his approval rating tomorrow, and possibly a drop in GOP standing.

amerpundit on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

I think you’re wrong. Barry doubled down and sounded like a petulant child. The Republican’s hammered him and hammered him good. Watch the entire thing tonight.

Knucklehead on January 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Are the Republicans ever going to learn how to stand up and fight?

chalons on January 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Why in the world did they invite him . . . those people are slow learners.

rplat on January 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

he’s a proven liar.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Along with every other corporate politician this country’s ever had. What exactly is your point?

Karl Marx on January 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Nah, twasn’t no Bolshevik thing. Menshevik. You remember them, the loser group after the revolution.

Yeah, Menshevik.

MaxMBJ on January 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I watch it. This POTUS doesn’t expose himself to opposition questioning very often. He needs to be exposed more in this kind of setting.

d1carter on January 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I sure don’t think the man child did much more than lash out. Must have seen another show.

jukin on January 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

I agree. Saw parts of this, and just switched the channel. Lame.

Norwegian on January 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Bearding the lion cubs in their den through chicanery and demagoguery.

technopeasant on January 29, 2010 at 4:35 PM

One thing is for sure, after SOTU and now this, you can believe the exact opposite of the words which come out of this guys mouth.

He’s not an ideologue? HIM? REALLY?

GTFOH!

catmman on January 29, 2010 at 4:35 PM

I hope and pray we see no more of this .It served no body except Obama.The Rep one,s again proved they are the stupid party by agreeing to this Obama side show.Hey you Rep in congress we don,t want you and the ONE to become best friends and help him in any way.We want you to defeat him and his socialists plans to remake this country.If you can,t do it quit and let someone else do it.

thmcbb on January 29, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Obama said”We have to close the gap between rhetoric and reality”, I wonder what reality he speaks of. His entire administration is an exorcise in out of this world rhetoric.

fourdeucer on January 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

You have to give Obama credit for having the guts and intelligence to do this.

I can’t imagine many other presidents being able to pull this off.

Palin Steele on January 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

I don’t really care whether the president and his people are ecstatic, but I have a real problem with GOP aides telling the media that the televised event was a mistake.

Suck it up silently and move on.

myrenovations on January 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

He handed those chumps their asses. Fabulous. They looked like errant school kids. More please.

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

This isn’t that important, but expect the left wing pundits to fall over themselves about it.

rob verdi on January 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Well … Obama can talk all he wants – but he’s lost the “mojo”.

What exactly was the Obama “mojo” made of?

Well …

It was one part … FAKE CENTRIST

One part … FAKE COMPETENCY

One part … FAKE EXPERIENCE

One part … FAKE NORMALICY

One part … Good Looks and rhetorical skill

The first three ingredients have already been “outed” and Americans KNOW … He’s not a centrist. He’s not competent. He’s not a “normal” person – but a hard core radical.

So he can talk ALL HEEEEE WANTS.

The mojo is gone.

HondaV65 on January 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM

GOP aides telling the media that the televised event was a mistake.

All the GOP cares about is image and ratings. When it comes to substance they have nothing, and this showed it.

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM

This isn’t that important, but expect the left wing pundits to fall over themselves about it.

rob verdi on January 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

It depends what clips they show. All the ones I’ve seen show him lecturing and berating, and I don’t think most of the American people are down with that anymore.

Doughboy on January 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Don’t worry folks, he had one decent photo-op type thing with the Republicans. He’ll screw it up.

He’ll get a few good days of press (did the republicans NOT realize today was Friday?) but either him the or the Demtards on Capitol Hill or one of his cronies will be all about that sweet, sweet, foot-in-the-mouth next week.

Guaranteed.

catmman on January 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Along with every other corporate politician this country’s ever had. What exactly is your point?

Karl Marx on January 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Again, as I did yesterday, challenge you to post a link or a citation to back up the snot you blow on this forum. Don’t go copy and paste from whatever copy of the manifesto you have handy. Facts, dear, or can it!

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

The mojo is gone.

Keep telling yourself that, Suzuki. How’s Palin doing in her quest to become Oprah Peron?

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

He handed those chumps their asses. Fabulous. They looked like errant school kids. More please.

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Yeah … MORE!!

The more he looks like an elitist snob – the more seats we pick up!! Yahoooo!

HondaV65 on January 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

He handed those chumps their asses. Fabulous. They looked like errant school kids. More please.

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

You’re as delusional as Obama. It must be contagious …

darwin on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

“you’ve given yourself very little room to be bipartisan” from the guy who said, “I won.”

I’m sorry, he has no credibility. Will he get a bump – considering the fact that so many people were idiotic to fall under his trance last Nov., sure. But, I hope that people aren’t falling for this bullsh@?+ artist’s version of the truth again.

I’ve never been a fan of his, but he looked more like a petulant crybaby than a president in what I heard on Rush and saw in this video

kscheuller on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Let me destroy everything our Marxist in Chief just said, with one simple clip of Tom Harkin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSfB3Bne2VQ

You can talk all day about how the bill is more “centrist”, etc. (which is BS anyway), but it’s irrelevant… they just want something passed so they can go single payer in the future, buy building on what Harkin calls a “starter home”. Please, folks, don’t believe that this guy just has policy ideas we don’t agree with. He is hell bent on destroying our economy, and country along with it. As always, if you haven’t figured this out yet, you’re probably beyond help.

RightWinged on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

This is great for the Palin cause. While the RINO’s in Congress are glad handing with and fawning over the Messiah today, Palin eviscerates him in 2 Facebook posts this week and separates herself from their milksop acquiescence and again gains more attention from conservatives who detest the fact and were thoroughly disgusted with the GOP leadership that Obama was even invited to speak to the GOP House members at their retreat today.

technopeasant on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

The GOP needs to give voters something to vote FOR. I cringe when I watch their communications ineptitude.

Epic fail on that front.

chalons on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Newsflash – most Americans not only did not watch this on a Friday, but will not even know this occurred.

What I can never understand is why the Congress always comes across as the lesser of these exchanges (I remember the ‘working group’ meeting in the East Room).

Last I checked, both are ‘co-equal’ branches of Government and it should be perceived that way as well. If I were organizing this shindig from the Congress, I would demand a setting in which both parties were on the same level, not one up on a pedestal in lights, while the rest are in the dark with bad Mic’s.

tatersalad on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

elitist snob

OOoh, how heartland of you. Pitchforks and overalls in aisle three grampa. You betcha!

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Keep telling yourself that, Suzuki. How’s Palin doing in her quest to become Oprah Peron?

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Virginia … New Jersey … Massachusettes.

Hey did you hear? WE OWN THE DEAD KENNEDY’S SEAT NOW!

Bwahahahahah!

And the guy we put in it? He’s gonna vote against the Kennedy Health care bill.

Yeah – you’re boy’s got mojo alright!

The DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS BACK BABY!!

HondaV65 on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM

nobody watches cspan

Metro on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Keep telling yourself that, Suzuki. How’s Palin doing in her quest to become Oprah Peron?

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Why don’t you tell us? Better yet, ask Obama.

darwin on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM

How did you get out of your cage….hmmmm?

catmman on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM

This is great for the Palin cause

“Cause”? What ’cause’ is that? Celebrity? Riches? Self aggrandizement? A TV show?

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

I thinking the setting was wrong for the Republicans to let this air, however I think Obama comes off worse than he did in the SOTU. He is acting like a school teacher trying to lecture a bunch of students he hold in contempt.

Punky on January 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

BHO had his share of “deer in the headlights” moments as well, but we will not see them on the LSM…

d1carter on January 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

darwin

I just did, dumbazz.

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

The GOP needs to give voters something to vote FOR. I cringe when I watch their communications ineptitude.

Epic fail on that front.

chalons on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

What did Scott Brown give them to vote for? LOL …

When you vote to put regulations on Obama – you’re voting FOR something!

HondaV65 on January 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

He handed those chumps their asses. Fabulous.

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Baby honey, you’re thinking of what Alito did to Obama during the SOTU.

DaydreamBeliever on January 29, 2010 at 4:44 PM

OOoh, how heartland of you. Pitchforks and overalls in aisle three grampa. You betcha!

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Hahahaha …. so you think you’re “elitist” too? Hahahahahahahahahaha.

What a numbnut.

darwin on January 29, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Paul Ryan is very good. Maybe a little too wonky, but he could be a future star

ousoonerfan15 on January 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

ditto

Well I’m convinced. Obama is a pathological liar.

I really do hate this man more & more every day.

portlandon on January 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

another ditto

pseudonominus on January 29, 2010 at 4:44 PM

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

“Iraq has made several attempts to buy high-strength aluminum tubes used to enrich uranium for a nuclear weapon”
-George W. Bush

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman”
-Bill Clinton

“The United States does not negotiate with terrorists”
-Ronald Reagan

It would be silly for me to go on, but if you insist i will. You are all sheep for not yet realizing that ALL CORPORATE POLITICIANS LIE.

Karl Marx on January 29, 2010 at 4:44 PM

I just did, dumbazz.

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Are you Obama? Hmmm? And Aide?

Stop being snide and get a grip.

upinak on January 29, 2010 at 4:45 PM

I have a real problem with GOP aides telling the media that the televised event was a mistake.

Suck it up silently and move on.

myrenovations on January 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Lemme guess, another case of the idiots in the upper echelons of the GOP completely effing something up that five or ten average conservative schmucks could have done easily?

doubleplusundead on January 29, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Missed ya in the Scott Brown thread there Blow fins. How ya been doin? :P

HondaV65 on January 29, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Won’t watch. The SOTU is all I could take for 2010.

txag92 on January 29, 2010 at 4:25 PM

lol me too

pseudonominus on January 29, 2010 at 4:45 PM

I just did, dumbazz.

Grow Fins on January 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Like I said … delusional. That’s happens to people who avoid reality.

darwin on January 29, 2010 at 4:46 PM

He is still a Fascist pig. always will be.

hawkman on January 29, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Nobody watched it on CSPAN, but the MSM is carrying water for Obama. It’s the top story on NYT, Poltico, CNN Politics and of course MSNBC.com. With the exception of Paul Ryan, most of these guys looked like idiots. The One did his homework (reading Republican proposals) but the House Reps didn’t. They should’ve had a list of reputable conservative economists to refute The One’s “no reputable economist liked your ideas” point, for instance.

Trent1289 on January 29, 2010 at 4:46 PM

It would be silly for me to go on, but if you insist i will. You are all sheep for not yet realizing that ALL CORPORATE POLITICIANS LIE.

Karl Marx on January 29, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Forgot one …

“I WILL PUT ALL HEALTH CARE NEGOTIATIONS ON C-SPAN” … Barack Obama.

HondaV65 on January 29, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Why was it positive for Obama? He looked aloof and befuddled. The guy stumbled on answers and was defensive. He lied too.

Then the dumb GOP members, not concentrating on appearances rush to bestow themselves an autograph and handshake with The One. Pathetic.

cubachi on January 29, 2010 at 4:46 PM

You’re a daft as bagful of fishheads. How does any of that back up anything you spewed?

“I’m actually a girl who loves to pick flowers and wear rubber undies”
-Karl Marx

See how that works.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

You haven’t seen nothing yet.
The Bloodbath in November is going to make The Won utter something about a “Right wing conspiracy” in a drunken stupor. His “left wing conspiracy” aka ACORN has left him high and dry.

nyx on January 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

I also give Obama credit for doing this. I’ve read that it hasn’t been done in the past. I also give them both credit for allowing it to be televised.

Jimbo3 on January 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Are the Republicans ever going to learn how to stand up and fight?

chalons on January 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Um, no. They let him win this, on THEIR turf, and they didn’t call him out. He did well.

deidre on January 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

“It’s not just on your side, by the way.”

I used to work with a sociopath who used the same tactics. He would lie and manipulate behind closed doors and then come out and denounce those who lie and manipulate behind closed doors. He would consistently denounce the same tactics he engaged in on an almost daily basis.

We have a practiced sociopath in the Oval Office.

Django on January 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Obama is doing nothing more than laying some groundwork so he can claim he met with Republicans. He’s a disgusting liar and a fake.

darwin on January 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM

GOP aides tell NBC it was probably a mistake to let the cameras roll.

Like anyone couldn’t figure this out?

This day could be an Obama campaign ad.

Fer Chrissakes. Did anyone ask Obama why Kerry and company continue to use the “teabagger” pronoun?

The stupid party indeed.

drjohn on January 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM

“I’m actually a girl a lumberjack who loves to pick flowers and wear rubber undies”
-Karl Marx Monty Python

See how that works.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

–Fixed it for you.

Jimbo3 on January 29, 2010 at 4:49 PM

This definitely worked out better for President Obama.

BadgerHawk on January 29, 2010 at 4:49 PM

I thinking the setting was wrong for the Republicans to let this air, however I think Obama comes off worse than he did in the SOTU. He is acting like a school teacher trying to lecture a bunch of students he hold in contempt.

Punky on January 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM

That’s what I heard too. It’s exactly the same as the campaign and right after his inauguration. He candycoats it by saying “we need to work together” and “let’s put partisanship aside”, but anyone who’s listened to Obama for more than 5 minutes knows that’s code for “I won” and “join me or shut the hell up”.

The problem is he’s been in office over a year and what he’s doing isn’t working. If 2009 had been a rousing success for him, then public rants like this would probably earn him points with independents and even a few Republicans. But instead, he’s just p-ssing them off.

Doughboy on January 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

tatersalad on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

This.

Wonderful to see our trolls jumping up and down because their guy strung a few nice sentences together while nobody was watching. Been a tough few weeks for ya, eh?

rockmom on January 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

News flash: The RNC is run by a bunch of cowardly imbeciles. They could be outsmarted by the average girl scout.

Django on January 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Does anyone find it slightly amusing that when we ridicule Obama’s claim of not being a bolshie, his most ardent defense comes from a troll by the moniker of Karl Marx.

The irony is just too rich!

Archimedes on January 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Karl Marx and Grow Fins have been showing up at the same time lately. Guess it’s just a coincidence.

selias on January 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Are you saying none of them ever actually said those things? Stop trying to sidestep the truth. All politicians lie, even your precious Reagan. The point being, if all you can come up with against Obama is that he lies, well, then you haven’t said much of anything…you’re stating the obvious, and in no way make any indication that anyone else would be preferrable to him.

Now, to get to the topic of the original post, Obama basically owned you guys, calling you out on your manipulation of facts. He was so good, FOX cut him off. Real fair and balanced of your corporate media huh?

Tune in, Drop out, take your country back from the corporate slaveowners you swear fealty to.

Karl Marx on January 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

“Ha ha ha ha ha ha.”

I’d like to know the names of those Republicans who thought Obama’s Bolshevik joke was funny.

Stepan on January 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM

The money line about health care: “If you were to listen to the debate and, frankly, how some of you went after this bill, you’d think that this thing was some Bolshevik plot.” To which I say: Nonsense. A Fabian plot, certainly — some Democrats were even nice enough to admit it — but Bolshevik? Maybe only on Glenn Beck’s show.

Alinksy’s Rules for Radicals:

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

As I noted at the McCain-Feingold thread, the notion that those crazy tea party people are calling the totally free-market union members who have nevah evah had anything to do with the Communist Party USA or other like minded groups “Socialists” will be an oft-repeated talking point.

“Progressives” very rarely admit what they really are.

Buy Danish on January 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM

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