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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You really should watch the entire thing on C-Span tonight instead of relying on these couple of clips. The GOP members who were asking questions and making comments to Barry, pounded him and he looked like a fool trying to make excuses.

Knucklehead on January 29, 2010 at 6:37 PM

The point is, that’s not how any of the media spun it. And the GOP should know better. They fell right into it.

james23 on January 29, 2010 at 8:34 PM

LOL. How many hard questions has THe Indonesian imbecikle ever taken? Your pathetic Precedent couldn’t last for even half of a Bush Press conference. Your Indonesian crumbles under anything less than adoration, fawning and expressions that his 78 IQ seems more like 130.

If a Republican had ever said anything even nearly as stupid as “profit and earnings ratios” he would have been laughed out of office immediately. With your Indonesian imbecile, people just ignore it. LOL. Your Precedent shows that he has the mathematical sophistication of a retarded 8th grader and you idiots are still trying to say he’s smart. Get a brain, man. And teach your Precedent how to correctly use the indefinite article. Please. It hurts to listen to the fool mangle English whenever he’s off the TOTUS. He gets all wee wee’d up.

neurosculptor on January 29, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Woahhh! It’s progressoverpeace! I thought you’d killed yourself. Still yelling at passing cars I see.

Well, carry on.

crr6 on January 29, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Marcia Blackburn is snarky. Saying House Dems are an impediment, not a conduit. House GOP ideas not being considered and the Repubs welcome with the Dems to put all ideas on the table and help Americans. She gets applause. VG questions. Barry claims some ideas were embraced, some embraced with caveats (interstate competition)but those eeeevil insurance companies will circumvent laws and regulations and, for example, would deny women mammograms or do other awful things. Way to go, Barry. Ugh. I cannot see so far how this session is bad for the GOP because The One is up to his same old tricks of finding bogeymen to blame.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:37 PM

crr6 on January 29, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Feel free to actually address the points. Do you like being led by someone whose mathematical abilities fall below those of a normal 8th grader? Really?

I’ll make you a deal, for every silly thing you can find that Dan Quayle said in 8 years in office, I’ll find 4 things that your Precedent has said that are truly stupid and he’s had only 1 year in office and a year on the campaign trail. Lefties used to love to laugh about the “I didn’t study Latin” bit but they never seemed to get a kick out of “I don’t know how if you have that phrase in Austrian”. Funny, isn’t it?

neurosculptor on January 29, 2010 at 8:41 PM

The health care bill is a Bolshevik plot, which gets laughter. He calls his health care plan “centrist”, which he has to qualify because of the guffaws and snickers, yet again. Need to close the gap between rhetoric and reality. What? Health care legislation was done behind closed doors in the dark. Says health care bill was not a political plot to take over government. He says the congress has been telling their dumb, pick-up driving constituents that health care is evil and socialist. WTF!!!!! We told them we didn’t want it, you fool. He thinks it is the reps fault. I cannot believe what I just heard.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:42 PM

If Rush really is so good why doesn’t he step into the arena instead of using Conservatives to make millions of dollars?

Decider on January 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Maybe this has something to do with it?
http://www.businessinsider.com/2008/7/rush-limbaugh-gets-400-million-to-rant-through-2016

Chewy the Lab on January 29, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Loving Philly’s play by play (I am not watching so REALLY aprpeciate it).

FWIW, Hewitt’s guest host had Tom Campbell on and he said there were restrictions by the WH on keeping questions short and no follow-ups. For our GOP bashers, take note that some R’s did take time to lay out their questions in context anyway, and a couple managed to sneak in a follow-up (Ryan was one, I think).

KittyLowrey on January 29, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Uh-oh. Here comes the dazzling BS from Barry about why the GOP was locked out and ignored during the health care debate and legislation. Barry wants to take it offline, and is testy with Tom (GA) when he repeatedly asks why the GOP was ignored during the process and what to tell constituents who ask why that happened. The One clearly does not want to answer this question and is tap dancing about costs and referring the question to experts (?). Says he wants to work on health care bill with GOP but his expert advisors say those ideas will not work. More crap. Says there needs to be a “test of realism”, inferring that their proposals aren’t real.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Thank you. The One is agitated and interrupted a question in midstream. Barry is perturbed and threatened. Someone must have come armed with facts and logic.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Watching the replay on C-SPAN and I think the Republicans are doing really well. Not sure what people were expecting to happen, some Jerry Springer type behavior maybe? The questions are tough and the GOP is pressing him hard on all of his spin.

Go RBNY on January 29, 2010 at 8:49 PM

milksop acquiescence

technopeasant on January 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM

The whole dumb event in 2 words.

james23 on January 29, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Now he’s telling us how Democracy works. As if he knew.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Feel free to actually address the points.

neurosculptor on January 29, 2010 at 8:41 PM

What points? Should I address the “Indonesian” stuff? That was pretty substantive. Or maybe the point where you said the guy who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law has an IQ of 78. That definitely called for a quick rejoinder. Or I could address your rant on using the indefinite article. Yep. That was great as well.

So did you get banned or something? That’s awful. Even the wingnuts here think you’re a loon. How deep is your bomb shelter?

crr6 on January 29, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Peter Roscoe (IL) says he heard echoes of Obama as a state senator when he took on tough subjects. He said The One rolled up his sleeves and worked with the GOP to get legislation formed and passed. Roscoe says he has not seen that quality in Obama this year and that the GOP has been “stiff-armed” by Nanzi Peloser. Says we want to hit reset button on 2009. I want to hit the reset on 2008. Asks about Obama’s interaction with world leaders and complains about the Democratic caucus.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Obama is still claiming that the consituents believe what they are told, like sheep. What planet is this loser on? He called it “slash and burn politics”.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Obama said both sides are to blame for a “sour climate” on the Hill; says he can help by bringing leadership from both sides together to meet with him. Obama takes responsibility (shocka!) for that failure.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:56 PM

The One is discussing enforcing trade agreements, etc., and trying to move forward to try to build confidence with certain constituents (unions). Says foreign trade partners must open their markets as well.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 8:57 PM

i just want to THROW UP!!!!! After watching all of the State of the Obamanation Speech (SOTU) the other night and now listening to his lieing/narcisistic/deaming/egotistical/BS sh$t…..makes me soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo angry. I can.not.believe that this moron ACTUALLY has the gall to spew this kind of lieing cr@p!!!!
Making sure of…..watching to be sure that….what a crock of sh$t! ARRRGGGGHHHHHH (Please excuse my spelling…pretty upset right now and not paying much attention….typing toooo fast)

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Once again, the Republican leadership screws the pooch. They’d better get their act together or they’ll blow what should be a golden opportunity to win big.

Big John on January 29, 2010 at 8:58 PM

crr6 on January 29, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Nice dodge. You keep listening to a guy who can’t work with fractions. That’s about your level.

neurosculptor on January 29, 2010 at 8:58 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

Go back and re-read my post. You are barking up the wrong troll here.

tatersalad on January 29, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Jim Hensarling (TX) discusses that our children will inherit unconcscionable debt. Mentions a budget proposal that would freeze non-Defense discretionary spending. Says it was ignored. What were annual deficits under the GOP are now monthly deficits under the Dems. Says massive spending in the recession is part of the problem, not a solution. Says debt will triple over the next few years. When new budget is submitted soon, will the new budget triple the national debt and increase cost of govt to 25 percent of economy. This is when The One claims that this is what is killing bipartisanship because those claims are GOP talking points. More creative accounting. Blah.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:01 PM

These repubs need to start pulling a Joe Wilson…..YOU LIE! Why are they sitting there just letting him pull this BS? I guess I should have watched this earlier this afternoon. I hope it gets better….

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Once again, the Republican leadership screws the pooch. They’d better get their act together or they’ll blow what should be a golden opportunity to win big.

Big John on January 29, 2010 at 8:58 PM

You obviously haven’t watched it. The Republicans are doing very well.

Go RBNY on January 29, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Claims Hensarling’s claims are not true and that he knows they are not true, thus calling Hensarling a liar in front of GOP reps. Stay classy, Bam. Now he’s blaming Boosh and everything else he can think of. He said he’d invite a fact-checker compare Hensarling’s numbers to his. You need an economist, dopey, not a math whiz per se. Blame Medicare, blame everything.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:04 PM

“vouchers of some sort for medicare recipients”? WTH?????

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Hensarling says that US citizens should get the same health care that Congress gets. Applause. The GOP doesn’t look bad at all. They could have been more agressive at arguing, but they asked very good questions. And they got Maobama’s goat, which is apparent. Mr. Onion Skin.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Says those pesky old folks are getting in the way of health care. Again, blames it on congress members scaring their constituents and stoking fear. I am amazed at Odopey. Here is where he calls out Frank Luntz. Making paranoid comments about how Luntz is going to spin the politics.

This is one paranoid dude, for sure. Says we won’t get it done it things continue they way they are, but he is committed to getting it done. Wha?

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:09 PM

God Bless the United States of America? Is he on crack?????

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 9:10 PM

My opinion: Barry left huffy with his behind smoking. This was not a GOP failure. Could they have been more aggressive. Sure. Did they need to be? Maybe, but The One’s impatience and annoyance showed. The most mild-mannered GOP rep got under Obama’s skin and it went downhill from there.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Agreed Philly. Thanks for your commentary.

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Good job, Philly.

neurosculptor on January 29, 2010 at 9:17 PM

You’re welcome. This event was telling, for sure. His actions and emotions belied his words. He spewed about bipartiscism and cooperation but showed annoyance and disdain for GOP concerns about those topics. Smug, condescending and outright delusional.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Not a solid B+, mos def.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:21 PM

GOP response from Boehner, Pence and Cantor on now. Boehner says they are pleased that Barry met with him and dialog went well. He wants to find common ground, but the process needs to be broken into smaller more digestible pieces. Where are the jobs?

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Cantor says this discussion with Obama was a first because the GOP has been ignored, essentially. He wants to do things that they agree upon (offshore drilling, nuke plants) and sideline the squabbles so progress can be made.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Pence thankful for the conversation. He said it was refreshing to hear Maobama concede that the GOP offered alternatives to stimulus, budget, health care and energy but were ignored. GOP welcomes dialog with president and hopes the “party of no” lie will end with Obama’s comments.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Boehner said that there needs to be more than just discussion with Obama; there needs to be action in Congress to support the effort. Today a good first step in dialogue; refused to address question about Obama’s claim that Congress members scare their constituents. He should have; that was a Boehner boner.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM

and hopes the “party of no” lie will end with Obama’s comments.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Pffftttttt….evah!

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM

What incentive do the Dems have to work with the GOP, a reporter asks. Boehner says they don’t have to work with us, and Nanzi and Harry have not; this is not the vision we need.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Philly: Check out this earlier post. Great point by Hensarling w/vid and clarification:
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZjZmOWU0MGUxMDRkNWU4ZDI1Nzc5MWY2ZGY3ZTM4YmQ=

onlineanalyst on January 29, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Or maybe the point where you said the guy who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law has an IQ of 78. That definitely called for a quick rejoinder.

crr6 on January 29, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Well, you could point out specifically how Obama has ever demonstrated an IQ higher than that. Go on.

ddrintn on January 29, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Boehner says partisanship does not come at the end of the process or focus on minute details; it must start at the beginning and be broad.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Example of what GOP would like to see moving forward: Boehner says he and Americans want to see more transparency and it is incumbent on Congress and the president to display the legislative process and how legislation is produced.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:32 PM

To Obamao, transparency=mud…

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 9:35 PM

My take on the GOP response: It was tame but to the point. I think they addressed the major complaints in a very urbane and calm manner. That probably was a good decision because libs want to cast conservatives and GOPers as angry “teabagger” racists. The calm and succint responses refuted any type of stereotypical hyperbole that moonbats could throw.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:35 PM

The bad news for the Republicans is that President Obama does not fear them. He stood in front of them and challenged them to take their best shots. He had the guts, confidence, wit and intelligence to pull it off. You don’t have to like him, but you have to acknowledge that the man is no coward.

Does anyone here seriously think Palin could have done what the President did today when she won’t even go on Larry King?

To paraphrase Rorschach: He wasn’t in the room with them, they were in the room with him!

chumpThreads on January 29, 2010 at 9:37 PM

I agree, sicoit. There will be no transparency. This whole make friends with conservatives bit is PR. The Dems are terrified about the upcoming election season and 2012. Hillary casts a long (and wide) shadow, Barry. And your insults about her husband’s administration during the State of the Union address did not help. A Clinton scorned is a bad, bad thing.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:40 PM

chump, I disagree. They got to him, not the other way around. They showed him the respect that the Office of the President deserves, but they asked him tough questions – and he was pissed off. Being on the defensive is not a position of strength.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:42 PM

You don’t have to like him, but you have to acknowledge that the man is no coward.

chumpThreads on January 29, 2010 at 9:37 PM

The Precedent most certainly is a coward. He is just impervious to humiliation and is totally shameless. He has no problem telling the most transparent lies. In fact, he likes telling the most transparent lies that he can. He loves to tell people to “shut up, I won” and then accuse those same people of not trying to work with him. He has no problem getting up in front fo the nation and claiming that no one came to him with any ideas other than the heap of idiocy that was the House and Senate health scare monstrosities.

Don’t confuse this love of public humiliation and total shamelessness with not being a coward. The Precedent is a big-time coward. He is just a totally shameless coward.

neurosculptor on January 29, 2010 at 9:42 PM

(and wide)

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Heh heh….good one!

I don’t really believe that his make friends with conservatives bit is PR….I think he feels that he IS The Won, everyone will playcate me because I deserve it. He has no intention of making friends with anyone that disagrees with him.

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM

I was listening to Rush and heard a few choice bits. I watched a few more later. Then I caught the reaction on Fox by some beltway conservatives. Don’t tell me that the boy-king isn’t given his props by some fair-minded people on the right.
Meanwhile there are a lot of us who are both fair-minded, and absolutely opposed to Obama’s agenda. We see him as he is: a used-car salesman peddling an americanized Yugo as the American dream. We will work for his downfall and we will try to break any Republican who gets the vapors. There will be no armistice.
Victory. There is no substitute.

Randy

williars on January 29, 2010 at 9:46 PM

I don’t know if he is a coward, but he has the gift of gab and the ability to dazzle the crowd with BS and diversion when he is cornered. He did just that in Baltimore – when he got a question he didn’t want to answer, he tap danced, got flustered or said he would take it offline. If not answering a simple question is cowardice, then maybe he is a coward.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Maybe, but The One’s impatience and annoyance showed. The most mild-mannered GOP rep got under Obama’s skin and it went downhill from there.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:12 PM

As he walked off stage he was seen to mouth “Will no one rid me of these turbulent Republicans?”

MB4 on January 29, 2010 at 9:48 PM

oops disagrees=disagree….gettin late.

sicoit on January 29, 2010 at 9:49 PM

chump, I disagree. They got to him, not the other way around. They showed him the respect that the Office of the President deserves, but they asked him tough questions – and he was pissed off. Being on the defensive is not a position of strength.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:42 PM

I’m watching him answer the last question from Jeb Hensarling, who simply spouted incorrect talking points, and the President schooled him. And yeah, he was probably a little pissed off, which was a good thing.

If by “on the defensive” you mean he defended his policies and positions, well yeah, he did that. The questions were a bit adversarial, don’t you agree?

chumpThreads on January 29, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Feel free to actually address the points.

neurosculptor on January 29, 2010 at 8:41 PM

What points? Should I address the “Indonesian” stuff? That was pretty substantive. Or maybe the point where you said the guy who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law has an IQ of 78. That definitely called for a quick rejoinder. Or I could address your rant on using the indefinite article. Yep. That was great as well.

So did you get banned or something? That’s awful. Even the wingnuts here think you’re a loon. How deep is your bomb shelter?

neurosculptor,
Dude, I don’t know who you are but you have that curr runnin’ in circles and bitin’ his tail. Keep it up!
I’m laughing at the show more than I laugh at ObowMao.

Blacksmith8 on January 29, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Hensarling was not that far off, if you checked the link posted earlier. The questions were adversarial, but they should have been. Obama’s initiatives were an epic fail this year because voters have had it with the majority creating legislation in the dark behind closed doors in a partisan manner. That’s what prompted this meet and greet in the first place.

Philly on January 29, 2010 at 9:55 PM

If by “on the defensive” you mean he defended his policies and positions, well yeah, he did that. The questions were a bit adversarial, don’t you agree?

chumpThreads on January 29, 2010 at 9:50 PM

have fun when the Gop wins the house and possibly the Senate

it is coming

America saw the President for the smug immature amateur he is. After Va. NJ, and Massachusetts you still don’t get it.

CWforFreedom on January 29, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Chumpy you had to love it when Obama complained that the GOP made it so the Dems had to have 60 votes. PSSSt they had and still have 60 votes. You nitwit useful idiots are a HOOT.

CWforFreedom on January 29, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Actually, Allah, Obama did use the teabagger slur back in early November, except that he said “teabag people.” It’s that 6th sense thing. From a prior post of mine:

According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”

theblogprof on January 29, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Does anyone here seriously think Palin could have done what the President did today when she won’t even go on Larry King?

chumpThreads on January 29, 2010 at 9:37 PM

*crickets*

I didn’t think so. But thanks for the most honest moment on this blog today.
G’night!

chumpThreads on January 29, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Obama poops gold.

-Chumpthreads

NathanG on January 29, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Blacksmith8 on January 29, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Thanks Blacksmith, but the curr is an easy one :)

neurosculptor on January 29, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Second, he insulted conservative common people as sheeple, implying that we are mindless partisans blindly adopting as truth whatever so-called political lies Washington GOP politicians are spouting about Obama. Apparently he believes that GOP politicians are responsible for what we think. And he blames them for not controlling our thoughts in a more constructive way. It is not only insulting but it is strange. Why does he think that that is the way it works with the active Right?

John E. on January 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Because that is the way it works with the left!

silvernana on January 29, 2010 at 11:50 PM

You can not win a debate with a liar. You can not win a debate where your opponent makes up his own facts.
Skandia Recluse on January 29, 2010 at 4:52 PM

As anyone who has ever debated Joe Biden can tell you….

There Goes The Neighborhood on January 29, 2010 at 11:54 PM

The bad news for the Republicans is that President Obama does not fear them.

chumpThreads on January 29, 2010 at 9:37 PM

ROFL…so why did he even bother?

ddrintn on January 30, 2010 at 12:16 AM

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

One aide. An Eeyore companion for Allah.

Look, the big win for the GOP is that after a year of making proposals and amendments and being lied about by Obama and his Dems as “The Party of No,” having the MSM repeat the lie and be uninterested in finding out otherwise – and, frankly, not fighting it all that hard themselves – no one can tell that lie any more.

I saw the same twitters Allah did; the MSM journos were fawning over Obama, they were cheering him on, they thought this event was the greatest thing since sliced bread and are happy to publicize it and play the clips endlessly, and therefore everyone in the country will see that Obama has been lying about the GOP.

Most people will not process it that way. Their earlier perception that the GOP “had no ideas” will just evaporate and they will perceive no contradiction. But the perception has changed. Now the talking heads want to interview Paul Ryan.

This was a wonderful publicity breakthrough for the GOP and I think they figured it could have that effect and that’s why they chanced it.

YehuditTX on January 30, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Obama said sooooo many things in this event which can be juxtaposed with his previous statements to devastating effect. “Clean coal.” “Transparency.” “I didnt say you were the Party of No.”

There’s plenty of material to use AFTER next week when all the fawning dies down, and YouTube is forever. However, dont let him do this again within 6 weeks of the November elections!

YehuditTX on January 30, 2010 at 12:42 AM

heavyweight axletroll fails to successfully establish meme on opposing ideological blog. ChumpThreads cut from payroll for pathetic levels of efficacy.

Go cry in the car reprobate.

daesleeper on January 30, 2010 at 2:07 AM

I tried to watch the first video. He just rambled. This is what they are praising him for? Good grief. I felt like shooting myself in the head halfway through it!

Mr_Magoo on January 30, 2010 at 4:13 AM

I watched a bit o the GOP/BO conference and IMO, the GOP did us all a favor by getting BO in front of a camera and asking very direct questions. The performance of BO was shakey at best and just as bad as his SOTU perf if not worse. The MoronMedia will spin for all they’re worth, just ignore them!

el Vaquero on January 30, 2010 at 6:29 AM

How do people who fall over how great the president was explain this, (from RCP)

The last thing I will say, though — let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented — and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge. [emphasis added]

That would mean the president Lied, repeatedly. about one of the hallmarks of the plan he and the Democrats foisted on the country.

rob verdi on January 30, 2010 at 7:44 AM

are trying to foist on the country that is.

rob verdi on January 30, 2010 at 7:45 AM

The president just proved he was good a pissing on people who don’t agree with him. He is supposed to prove that he can work with people. So he is a very good hypocrite.

tomas on January 30, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Obama to GOP:

“Why don’t you guys like me as much as the Communist Party USA likes me?”

olesparkie on January 30, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Pushed the Won just hard enough to get some great video for future ads. Surprised his handlers let him go and try to answer any kind of questions. He still get too long winded. Likes to hear himself talk or can’t think on his feet to come up with safe answers. I’m sure he gave them some gold to mine. He did admit the 2 bills passed took out our right to keep our plans and doctors if we wanted to.

Kissmygrits on January 30, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Or maybe the point where you said the guy who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law has an IQ of 78.
crr6 on January 29, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Are you referring to the The Constitutional law professor who stated in the SOTU address that “We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution:the notion that we are all created equal” – hmm? One would think that a “magna cum laude from Harvard” Constitutional law professor would know what is in the Constitution and what is in the Declaration of Independence. – I’m guessing they used the same grading system that was used when he was at Columbia (where none of his contemporary students – nor professors remember him). BTW, just what were his grades at Columbia & Harvard?

Quoting Jack Cashill:

According to the New York Sun, Columbia university spokesman Brian Connolly confirmed that Obama graduated in 1983 with a major in political science but without honors.

In the age of affirmative action and grade inflation, a minority in a relatively easy major like political science had to under-perform dramatically to avoid minimal honors. Obama apparently did just that.

The specifics we may never know. As the New York Times concedes, Obama “declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.”

Five years after leaving Columbia, Obama decided on law school. His lack of resources did not deter him from thinking big. Nor did his B-minus effort at his Hawaii prep school or his equally indifferent grades at Columbia.

Harvard Law School is notoriously difficult to get into. Annually, some 7,000 applications apply for some 500 seats. Applicant LSAT scores generally chart in the 98 to 99 percentile range, and GPAs average between 3.80 and 3.95.

If Obama’s LSAT scores merited admission, we would know about them. We don’t. The Obama camp guards those scores, like his SAT scores, more tightly that Iran does its nuclear secrets.

We know enough about Obama’s Columbia grades to know how far they fall below the Harvard norm, likely even below the affirmative action-adjusted black norm at Harvard.

There were all sorts of nefarious connections (Khalid al-Mansour for one) to get Obama into Harvard – and then to get elected President of the Harvard Law Review. Obama plays down his Harvard experience for a reason.

It would be better if you not use Harvard as a plus talking point for Barry.

Interested in more info? go here: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=74877

Oopsdaisy on January 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM

He can’t find a credible economist who disagrees with socialism? That is a pretty stunning revelation.

painfulTruthDisciple on January 30, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Coming from the lips of the leader of the WMA Party (wipe my ass with dollar bills), Tea Bagger ain’t so bad.

Cybergeezer on January 30, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Anyone else notice the drudge pic of Obama wearing what appears to be laser-resistsnt glasses? WHats up with that?

johnnyU on January 30, 2010 at 4:59 PM

What would the GOP be if it couldn’t be STUPID?

These GOP wretches are who we are supposed to count on for counter-balance to the Marxist in the White House?

Good grief…..let’s see if the idiot GOP leadership can completely lose this chance to make gains against this Chavez wannabe.

And people wonder why a third party looks like a good idea?

PappyD61 on January 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM

I did think his crack about not turning HCR into a bolshevik plot was a good zinger.

LOL*

AnninCA on January 30, 2010 at 7:35 PM

we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.

snuck in … violated that pledge …

I thought he said they were all on C-SPAN or such.
Would he still have signed it if it violated that pledge ? I bet he would

J_Crater on January 30, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Run an analysis of his facial tics and expressions and get back to us, AP…

MarkT on January 31, 2010 at 12:54 AM

Nah, you know your messiah would have to have his preconditions teleprompter.

ddrintn on January 29, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Fixed

NoFanofLibs on January 31, 2010 at 6:51 AM

I did think his crack about not turning HCR into a bolshevik plot was a good zinger.
LOL*
AnninCA on January 30, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Well… go read Obama, The GOP, and The Bolsheviks. I’m sure you’ll love it…not.

kingsjester on January 31, 2010 at 7:49 AM

If you keep referring us as “teabaggers” we prefer you sit down and shut up. As soon as you use that term, we quit listening to your rants!

hopefloats on January 31, 2010 at 9:25 AM

As a trained Toastmaster, I can say without evocation that both clips show the President is not confident in expressing his view points, and strains to avoid violating PC edicts.

The President only exudes confidence and sense of being knowledgeable on the subject matter, only when TOTUS is present, its operator/transcriber is a subject matter/message expert, and is functioning properly.

However, I have observed in many other clips of the President addressing crowds, wherein TOTUS is functioning properly, he is able to “flip U.S off” without any outward appearance of remorse. Thereby making it difficult to determine whether it was intentional or just a misunderstood jester.

MSGTAS on January 31, 2010 at 10:03 AM

It was the Republicans retreat, even if Obama was invited, why was he given the podium? Why was the camera on him all the time?
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It would have been better if the discussion was done at a round table, and he was just another body at the table.

Dasher on January 31, 2010 at 10:49 AM

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2010/01/29/hotair-gets-queasy-over-obama-not-falling-down-at-the-republican-retreat/

I think you guys went a little wobbly in the knees over Obama’s performance. Truthfully, his arrogance keeps on giving us great pieces to work with. The money line in this one is his denial that he is a commie. Riight..

That one piece will fly around the Internet for years as people compare his speeches, ideas and programs to every past socialist/communist leader in history. Right now he’s running in step with Mussolini and Chavez with a hint of Mao. European statism with a “power from the muzzle of a gun” flavor. His churlish attitude will only grow as he realizes his power is diminishing. GWB tried to warn him, but Obama dismissed the man as an amateur.

But that’s not the best part. His “mf”ing of the Supreme Court is going to make life for leftie lawyers and DOJ lawyers coming before the court pure heck!! I called my ex-partner (I retired last year from a career in police work) and he was HOWLING!! He said, “Dude, can you imagine the first DOJ lawyer coming up in front of them? He would have to say, “I’m so and so and I want to ask upfront- please don’t hurt me!”

We know judges, they are lawyers on steroids and hate, HATE, being embarrassed or talked down to. And that is regular judges! Not the nine sitting Supreme Court judges! When I heard him say what he did I was convinced there were liberal lawyers all over D.C. spitting up their tofu sandwiches and champagne. They know. Obama’s too stupid and arrogant to get what he just did.

Now the fun begins.

archer52 on January 31, 2010 at 12:39 PM

You couldn’t say it any better……

“Funniest movie line ever?”……..pretty close.

And guess who the Zombie priest might be?

PappyD61 on January 31, 2010 at 12:45 PM

the link insert didn’t work……..here’s the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM&feature=related

PappyD61 on January 31, 2010 at 12:46 PM

After watching that second video, where he claims he’s not an ideologue… after stifling my laughter…. I came to the conclusion: He needs that TOTUS, more than I even realize!

ToddonCapeCod on January 31, 2010 at 1:45 PM

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