Obama on repeal: Go for it

posted at 5:08 pm on March 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

Oh, we’re going for it, champ. Sort of. Maybe. At least for a few provisions. I think.

The cool, sweet fact of the matter is that the GOP has a lot to run on this fall. How shall we hammer them? Let us count the ways:

These are the tried-and-true issues for Republicans to hit: jobs, Medicare, the deficit, taxes and spending, and Congress. There will be other messages out there, but individually each of these would be very potent. Running on them all in a single election is something else entirely. If the Republicans pick up lots of seats in November, some Republican campaign “guru” will come out of the woodwork to claim credit – but c’mon, the ads write themselves.

The GOP need not and will not focus primarily on the idea of “repeal,” which is far too vague. That’s not to say that the party shouldn’t promise repeal. It’s just to say that its rhetorical emphases should – and will – focus on the messages that have been proven over the years to be effective.

One of the virtues of the repeal push is that it touches on all of those issues, so it becomes a conversation-starter about the Dems’ broader bread-and-butter failures. That’s a nifty way to appeal to centrists while simultaneously rallying the tea-party base against the mother of all welfare-state incursions. Coalition-building! Expect plenty of pushback of the sort you’re about to see vis-a-vis heartless Republicans — like these? — from people who need them. Never, ever forget: There are no trade-offs in utopia.

So confident is The One in his ability to win this argument with Republicans that he’s … already reminding voters not to expect any major improvements overnight. Patience, America. It’ll work. Someday.


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Doesn’t this hearken back to Bush saying those who aren’t with us are against us? And the Dems screamed in agony!

Bur Bush wasn’t talking, per se, about our fellow Citizens.

Here, though, Obow is speaking against the ‘loyal opposition’.

THIS is an American president?

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM

“Go for it”

Sure sounds like something that a post partisan leader would say. Way to antagonize more than 50% of the country which you are supposed to be leading.

Scrappy on March 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM

what’s TTFN mean?

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

We cannot go at this piecemeal – conservatives must offer a better LIFE. Jobs, environment, energy, education, health care – all important quality of life issues, that need practical free market solutions, not governmental money throwing solutions.

Queen0fCups on March 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Chip on March 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Thanks. Khrushchev said it in 1956. Just five years later, Barack Obama was born to commie parents. hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Khrushchev always did say that he was “mistranslated.” hmmmmmmmm
29Victor on March 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

I know that’s why I thought it was clever on the surface – but now that you pointed that out, that’s even more so, hmmmmmmmmm

Chip on March 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM

what’s TTFN mean?

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Ta

Ta

For

Now

Libspeak for AnninCA U

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM

what’s TTFN mean?

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM

“ta-ta for now”. Someone needs to brush up on their Winnie-the-Pooh.

29Victor on March 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Hey! Pooh was a very conservative bear. He was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to smart to be a liberal.

29Victor on March 25, 2010 at 5:39 PM

ta ta for now? That’s stupaking stupid…. oh well

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:39 PM

OT: FYI:
For those of you near Searchlight NV this weekend the Tea Party express is going to be protesting right next to the house Harry Reid grew up in. Here’s the website..oh did I mention that Sarah Palin will be speaking?

http://www.teapartyexpress.org/tour-schedule-3/searchlight-nv/

Bringing it to Harry’s front door.

milwife88 on March 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Wow! An amazing come back from an intellectual like Obama. Guess Harvard law taught him well while he was snorting coke.

b1jetmech on March 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

“Mission Accomplished!” anyone?

JellyToast on March 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

But, now that I think about it, Tigger may have been on speed.

29Victor on March 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

portlandon on March 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM

We Will Barry You.

Christien on July 7, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Thanks!

Christien on March 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Yo! Bro Obama!

How about YOU ‘go for it’ for once!

Let’s see what you got, tough guy. Let’s see you face off against an arrogant Iran. I bet you’ll fold.

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

ta ta for now? That’s stupaking stupid…. oh well

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:39 PM

No stupid is placing one’s ability to post on a discussion board above their country. WD

thomasaur on March 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

“Go for it”
Pride goeth before a fall.

fullogas on March 25, 2010 at 5:42 PM

They have no idea what’s headed their way. They are like every arrogant, aloof, delusional entity since the beginning of time. They all follow remarkably similar paths. They think they’re invincible until the bitter end.

TheBigOldDog on March 25, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Obama on repeal: Go for it

Why not? It’ll serve as a super misdirection play to cover for a truly worthwhile goal: your impeachment for “high crimes and misdemeanors”.

ya2daup on March 25, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Wow. A minute & 32 seconds & he only referred specifically to himself 3 times? Must be a new record for him, ding ding ding.
I must have missed a few.

Colorado Anne on March 25, 2010 at 5:42 PM

King Creon really should learn a thing or two about hubris.

Rational Thought on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Obow is his own, and his Party’s, worst enemy.

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Obama is a big effing jerk. We have a big effing jerk for a prezident. I`d like to see him and his liberal ilk all banished or exiled. Send `em all to Cooba.

Sherman1864 on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

It’s Obama’s “Bring It On” moment, but not quite as bad.

YYZ on March 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Bush “Bring it on” enemy = Our enemy in the AQ

Obama “Go for it” enemy = the other half of Ameicans opposing him, whom he’s supposed to lead.

Yep, a big F’n deal.

Sir Napsalot on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

No stupid is placing one’s ability to post on a discussion board above their country. WD

thomasaur on March 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

oh come on thomas, that’s a far stretch from what I said to what you’re stating. Simply throwing caution to the wind, where caution is needed, is probably appropriate to a commenter whom I do not recognize.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Rational Thought on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

I think he’s got the hubris thing down pat.

kingsjester on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Colorado Anne on March 25, 2010 at 5:42 PM

No smokes and no booze will do that to a Messiah with multiple chemical dependencies.

ya2daup on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Hey, you libs–Did Nixon ever challenge ‘go for it’?

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Obama sounds like a stupid Cheerleader.

portlandon on March 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Zero doesn’t really believe this ‘go for it’ crap. He’s just trying to fire up his base and make November less awful than projected. The WH reads the polls. They know that this bill is about as popular as a f*rt in an elevator right now. Giving speeches in an echo chamber won’t change that.

joejm65 on March 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

So confident is The One in his ability to win this argument with Republicans that he’s … already reminding voters not to expect any major improvements overnight.

I love this… he mocks us for saying it’s not Armageddon and then says nothing will really happen for a long time… someone in the media should call him in this nonsense…

ninjapirate on March 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

At least Bush’s “Bring it on” was addressed to real terrorists.

Barry and his pathetic followers view Obamacare opponents as terrorists.

Christien on March 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Obama sounds like a stupid Cheerleader.

portlandon on March 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

No his speaking style mirrors Jeremiah Wright’s.

thomasaur on March 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Zero doesn’t really believe this ‘go for it’ crap. He’s just trying to fire up his base and make November less awful than projected. The WH reads the polls. They know that this bill is about as popular as a f*rt in an elevator right now. Giving speeches in an echo chamber won’t change that.

joejm65 on March 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

demagogues always have to have an external enemy. See Chavez, Hussein, Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il and so on. If he can finagle (sic) himself under the proverbial bus and paint the rest of us like the leviathan of unprincipled opposition, then he receives power from that. His power cannot come from any rational, reasoned thought nor logic—b/c it’s simply not there.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:47 PM

You can come meet old friends and blow off steam here.

Knucklehead on March 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Thanks!

mrsmwp on March 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Patience, America. It’ll work. Someday.

This Moron in Chief believes the country to be full of dummies.

He things that him flying around, in a fancy jet, yakking about sex, paying for it as of right now, via raping us, and postponing the orgasm until 2014 will make us euphoric.

In the meanwhile millions are out of work and 20% of those btw. 25-34 moved back with mom/dad.

Good luck Dummy!

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

It’s meaningless to “repeal it” or even for Republicans to take power again unless liberalism/progressivism/Marxism is permanently outlawed. You are never going to have new startup insurance companies, for instance, when it’s a mathematical certainty that leftists will eventually return to power in 4 or 8 years and put you right out of business. It takes longer than that before a company starts making a profit.

Liberals can always get what they want instantly. Demolition is much quicker than construction.

Congressionally, when liberals win, conservatives get punished. When conservatives win, no one gets punished. That dynamic needs to change. Let the people know that if they elect a Democrat, their congressmen will bring home nothing. If there is no risk element, they have nothing to lose by always voting Democrat.

Buddahpundit on March 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Obama on repeal: Go for it

Carter to Reagan on 1980 Presidential election: Go for it.

MB4 on March 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Dude, you are on a roll!

I laugh…. but I hope this battle won’t be as bloody as some of the examples that you gave.

UltimateBob on March 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Beware the ‘jobs killer’
Companies threaten to quit state over new tax on medical devices

A dire warning from Bay State medical-device companies that a new sales tax in the federal health-care law could force their plants – and thousands of jobs – out of the country has rattled Gov. Deval Patrick, a staunch backer of the law and pal President Obama.

“This bill is a jobs killer,” said Ernie Whiton, chief financial officer of Chelmsford’s Zoll Medical Corp., which employs about 650 people in Massachusetts. Many of those employees work in Zoll’s local manufacturing facility making heart defibrillators.

“We could be forced to (move) manufacturing overseas if we can’t pass along these costs to our customers,” said Whiton.

The threat – echoed by others in the critical Massachusetts industry – had the governor vowing to intervene to block the sales tax impact…..

TheBigOldDog on March 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Why don’t Obama Cultists care about this?

CBO:

The warning coming out of this analysis of the President’s budget could not be clearer: the country is on an unsustainable fiscal path. Despite the inclusion of some deficit-reducing policies, the President’s budget would make the situation far worse. The budget would increase the public debt to 90 percent of GDP by 2020-a dangerous rise that would be completely irresponsible during a time of economic growth, which the budget assumes will occur.

http://campaign.constantcontact.com/render?v=001qwhULkbmHDt7wcBccsxGhzbfU1cYOgJjzFmK4EIjxv83KYF7DH-lD92MRXOneE_QrTfIdaA2Pp6Al2Nef1H2zcWPwWzsgJWnfz0m3X6Ie8OeXGRyJhuYsg%3D%3D

visions on March 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Obama on repeal: Go for it

And then my ears, I understand let’s get on with it.

WRONG. Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that thing,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.

I think you’re bluffing.

It’s possible, Pig, I might be bluffing. It’s conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass, that I’m only lying here because I lack the votes to win. But, then again… perhaps I have the votes after all

oldfiveanddimer on March 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM

The phrase ‘go for it’ is used when average people like me are challenged in a ‘street’ situation. There, you either put up, or shut up, or you get wiped out. That’s the nature of being on the ground.

Obow’s use of that challenge shows he nothing more than a street thug and never will be any better. Though you can afford a $1500 suit, silk tie, and tailor-made shirts, and still talk like you’re in the streets, you’re still a thug.

You can dress a pig in finest silk, but it’s not the silk that matters. The silk is on a pig.

No, the silk doesn’t matter. It’s about the pig.

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:51 PM

What gets fixed first? Bloated government? Damaged relations with our allies? Weakened military? Nuclear Iran? The shattered economy? ObamaCare?
 
MrScribbler on March 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM

 
Somewhere down the line I hope we can get mandated community service back in the realm of lawbreakers and out of the realm of college/high school graduation requirements. If it’s punishment for one group, how can it be life-enrichment for another? Skittles/unicorns can’t change it that much.

rogerb on March 25, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Bush reacts to terrorists by challenging them to quit hiding and bring it on and is ridiculed by dems and press as a reckless cowboy.

Obama reacts to US citezens who are polling at negative 20 to this junk and he is praised by dems and media as fearless. Somebody up north of this post refered to him as Wussolini. That ought to stick.

DanMan on March 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

The threat – echoed by others in the critical Massachusetts industry – had the governor vowing to intervene to block the sales tax impact…..
TheBigOldDog on March 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

“We have to pass this bill so you can find out whats in it”.

Massachussetts discovers whats in the bill.

BobMbx on March 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

But it hits more sophisticated medical instruments and equipment, a specialty of hundreds of firms in Massachusetts.

“They’re beating up on the guys doing the best to create jobs,” said Tom Taylor, chairman of the Massachusetts Medical Devices Industry Council and founder of Roush Life Sciences.

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is pressing for elimination of the proposed sales tax, as part of a larger, last-ditch effort by Republicans to stall specific aspects of the historic $940 billion health-care overhaul signed into law on Tuesday by Obama.

“With unemployment in my state near 10 percent, placing a tax on medical devices is the absolute last thing we should be doing right now,” said Brown in a statement, as he filed an amendment that would repeal the tax.

Despite his concerns, Patrick stood by health care reform yesterday, saying the law is “very good for the people of America and the people of the commonwealth.”

Some of the Medical Device CEOs are in China today…What little was left here is being chased out. Massachusetts, the birthplace of the USA was murdered by the Democrat party.

TheBigOldDog on March 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

If Obow had any real guts, he’d have volunteered for the military.

He didn’t. So….

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

I CAN HEAR YOU!
I CAN HEAR YOU!
THE REST OF THE WORLD HEARS YOU!
AND THE PEOPLE…AND THE PEOPLE WHO PASSED OBAMACARE WILL HEAR ALL OF US SOON!

USA! USA! USA!

/

Christien on March 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM

“We have to pass this bill so you can find out whats in it”.

Massachussetts discovers whats in the bill.

BobMbx on March 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

They sure did. Massachusetts’ loss is China or India’s gain.

TheBigOldDog on March 25, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Buddhapundit:

Never say never. You are too much of a defeatist.

Terrye on March 25, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Breitbart has posted a thorough debunking of the smear concocted by the leftards/Demoncrats that the Tea Party protesters yelled the N-word at black congresscritters.

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/abreitbart/2010/03/25/2010-a-race-odyssey-disproving-a-negative-for-cash-prizes-or-how-the-civil-rights-movement-jumped-the-shark/#more-325158

So AP are you going to apologize for carrying water for bunch of vicious racebaiting provocatuers who manufactured this smear de jour?

Kalapana on March 25, 2010 at 5:55 PM

I for one welcome our new Democrat overlords.

I have a few bills of my own I’d like to pass.

I’ve got one I’ve been working on called the Swift Amendment or Bill (depending on what it would be, I haven’t gotten that far).

It stands for Stop Welfare Insurance (users) From Tainting (their health with bad stuff) Amendment. I know, I hate when the government contorts the language to be able to give the bill a nifty acronym just as much as the next guy. However, I acknowledge that’s the way it’s done and I embrace that too.

Anyhow, the gist of the bill is that everyone in the country should be required to carry an insurance ID card. When they go to purchase unhealthy food, snack, beer, cigarettes, etc they will have to show their ID card. If the ID is for a privately paid for insurance, they can pig out. If it’s for an insurance that is in any way subsidized or paid for with tax payer money, the sale is declined.

I know it’s a total violation of liberty and freedom, but, I’m pretty sure I can get it to past (Democratic) Constitutional muster.

A) Buying food is a form of commerce – hence, I invoke the Commerce Clause.

B) Buying things that are bad for you endangers your general health and welfare. Thus, I invoke the “Good and Welfare Clause” (known to those outside of the Judiciary committee as the “General Welfare” clause.

C) These folks are hurting their health which will result in their use of more health care which will result in greater federal expenditures. Denying them the ability to purchase things that are bad for them will help ‘bend the cost curve down’ and actually will help to reduce the deficit that we’re going to have to deal with thanks to O-Care.

Now, I know it’s all a bit fascist (in the colloquial usage of the term, of course), but, it just might actually make people care.

If they won’t fight for their freedom perhaps I can get them to fight for their big mac and cigarettes.

JadeNYU on March 25, 2010 at 5:55 PM

I find it interesting that he`s still trying to sell a plan that has been signed into law. Sort of like a comedian who tells a joke and keeps asking “Do ya get it? Huh? HUH?”

ThePrez on March 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

He has to control the message to control the debate.
His roadshow message is that he is a savior. Interesting, he is counting on people seeing him and this bill as one, and opposition to it is just against him. His falling personal popularity won’t support this path. Second message is that those opposed to it are evil, another failtrain idea.

The problem for this man is that the American people are talking about the Law he signed and the process that lead up to it. People who thought this would never happen are waking up, and they will go vote against this policy in November.

batterup on March 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM

The arrogance seeping out of this Marxist is nauseating.

Let’s see if he still has that smug, shit eating grin on his face when November rolls around.

You-Eh-Vee on March 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Christien on March 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Haaa!!! That’s a good one! Loved it.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM

There is nothing worse than a Democrat ‘president’ who was never in the Armed Forces. I point to JFK first and foremost.

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM

SEALIN’ YA OWN FATE, AIN’T'CHA

blatantblue on March 25, 2010 at 5:57 PM

I point to JFK first and foremost.

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM

whaddya mean JFK? He was in the Navy in WWII. Or did you mean that he is the example by which others should be measured?

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:57 PM

What I don’t understand is why the Dems don’t have enough foresight to look down the road and not see that this will come back to bite them when we are in control again. Much as I hate to admit, 0 is not stupid. The fact that he and the rest of his commie friends are so arrogant makes me think they plan to outlaw elections or some other way to guarantee themselves lifetime appointments using the same sleazy tactics they used on the healthcare bill.

mgt on March 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM

So confident is The One in his ability to win this argument with Republicans that he’s … already reminding voters not to expect any major improvements overnight.

Didn’t he promise many times over that we would see a $2500/yr drop in our insurance rates?

pearson on March 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM

It’s Obama’s “Bring It On” moment, but not quite as bad.

YYZ on March 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Axelrod should ask for his money back. You’re not worth what he’s paying you.

Del Dolemonte on March 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Liberals can always get what they want instantly. Demolition is much quicker than construction.
Congressionally, when liberals win, conservatives get punished. When conservatives win, no one gets punished. That dynamic needs to change. Let the people know that if they elect a Democrat, their congressmen will bring home nothing. If there is no risk element, they have nothing to lose by always voting Democrat.
Buddahpundit on March 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Excellent point as are most of your posts. We are in an effing battle for our survival and we never press our advantage when we win. Hatch,McConnell,McCain, et al have certainly contributed to the fix we are in.

arnold ziffel on March 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM

When is Hot Air going to post Breitbart’s essay “2010: A Race Odyssey — Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark” on its frontpage?

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/abreitbart/2010/03/25/2010-a-race-odyssey-disproving-a-negative-for-cash-prizes-or-how-the-civil-rights-movement-jumped-the-shark/#more-325158

Kalapana on March 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

JadeNYU on March 25, 2010 at 5:55 PM

great perspective. loved the closer.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

overnight.

Didn’t he promise many times over that we would see a $2500/yr drop in our insurance rates?

pearson on March 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Now, now, now don’t go using logic you racist teabagger!

tetriskid on March 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

mgt on March 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM

No, they are NOT dumb. That is one thing we should always keep in mind. They are crafty and quite sentient.

However, the wildcard in this equation is lust. Lust for power. Let’s hope it continues to blind them.

blatantblue on March 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I was just thinking yesterday, “you know what Obama really needs? Another speech and yet another orchestrated rally.”

Ampersand on March 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Oh, I meant that any Dem president who never served can’t match JFK.

It was required reading when I was a kid to know what happened on PT-109

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Why the hell is this chump out on the stump again?

What happened to the “every waking hour” working on jobs, BS?

He just passed a bill that is guaranteed to lose many, many more jobs in the future, and for what?

reaganaut on March 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

I heard Obama today telling everyone this isn’t a government takeover of health care.

The interesting thing is he stumbled on the word “isn’t”. Sounds like he was going to say “is” but caught himself.

darwin on March 25, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Surprise surprise. The top of the hour news actually mentioned several Republicans were also “threatened.” My guess is Eric Cantor put those Dems in their place this morning.Good for you Congressman Cantor.

sandee on March 25, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Bush reacts to terrorists by challenging them to quit hiding and bring it on and is ridiculed by dems and press as a reckless cowboy.

Obama reacts to US citezens who are polling at negative 20 to this junk and he is praised by dems and media as fearless. Somebody up north of this post refered to him as Wussolini. That ought to stick.

DanMan on March 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Thanks to the lovely liberal media.

If people would just boycott these networks, advertisers would be less inclined to pay for advertising, and they would tank. As much as I hate to see people out of work, no one deserves it more, than those that work to prop up an imbecilic president. That includes the bafoons in hollywood.

On a local program today, they said watch for it. Ticket prices, especially for 3D movies, were going up. As much as $24 for a ticket. I’m boycotting theaters, and all major networks, plus CNN, and MSNBC. I’ve had enough of their liberal slop.

capejasmine on March 25, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Obama on repeal: Go for it
Carter to Reagan on 1980 Presidential election: Go for it.

MB4 on March 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM

I’m loving it!!

Colorado Anne on March 25, 2010 at 6:03 PM

When is Hot Air going to post Breitbart’s essay “2010: A Race Odyssey — Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark” on its frontpage?

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/abreitbart/2010/03/25/2010-a-race-odyssey-disproving-a-negative-for-cash-prizes-or-how-the-civil-rights-movement-jumped-the-shark/#more-325158

Kalapana on March 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

dude–thanks for posting that. I was there on Saturday and saw those guys walking around several times. Most notably, the black guy with the beard, glasses, and navy blue jacket walking with his phone cam up. I never heard a thing said against those guys in a racial tone. I saw them like three times though.

ted c on March 25, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Why the hell is this chump out on the stump again?

What happened to the “every waking hour” working on jobs, BS?

He just passed a bill that is guaranteed to lose many, many more jobs in the future, and for what?

reaganaut on March 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

For what? It hastens his ascension to dictator. We all must make sacrifices for that! *sigh*

capejasmine on March 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Why the hell is this chump out on the stump again?

He needs to validate himself.

What happened to the “every waking hour” working on jobs, BS?

He IS working on jobs: His, Nancy’s, his, Harry’s, his…etc and so forth

He just passed a bill that is guaranteed to lose many, many more jobs in the future, and for what?

You are not authorized to ask that question.

reaganaut on March 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

You on the president’s page now?

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 6:04 PM

He does not understand NOR care that he is “calling out” over half the country. What goes around comes around and when it gets back to him it’s gonna leave a mark…

winston on March 25, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I was just thinking yesterday, “you know what Obama really needs? Another speech and yet another orchestrated rally.”

Ampersand on March 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Obama has become something of a self-parody, hasn’t he. He is precisely the kind of freak show that federalism was supposed to prevent from taking permanent hold. In November we find out if the federalist “experiment” can endure. The whole damn thing is up for grabs.

pugwriter on March 25, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Oh, and now the “Guvment” is contemplating banning tanning beds, at least for those under 18. Cancer causing you know.Just a little bit more of your liberties going. The 10% tax was aimed at hurting the industry, but that’s not enough. It’s for your own good you know…

sandee on March 25, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I laugh…. but I hope this battle won’t be as bloody as some of the examples that you gave.

UltimateBob on March 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Actually, I like this example best -

John Wayne Bobbitt to Lorena Bobbitt (on doing anything about his cheating): Go for it.

Now that must have been pretty bloody when she cut off his you-know-what.

I like the symbolism as when the Republicans take the House in November they will be able to politically castrate Obama.

MB4 on March 25, 2010 at 6:07 PM

milwife88 on March 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Jesus…now they’re threatening his house for God sakes????

THE HORROR!!!!!

BigWyo on March 25, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Pavel on March 25, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Your name’s not Jim, is it?

Colorado Anne on March 25, 2010 at 6:08 PM

How weird is it that Obama puts on the tough guy act when he’s talking about AMERICANS!!!

Stephanie on March 25, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Oh, I meant that any Dem president who never served can’t match JFK.

It was required reading when I was a kid to know what happened on PT-109

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

But you were being brainwashed, Liam, because the reason you were being taught that in school was to keep alive the Kennedy/Camelot fantasy.

In reality, Kennedy himself told his close friends that he felt he never deserved the various medals the Navy gave him. Could have been because he felt guilt over his actions the night that put his boat straight in the path of a Japanese destroyer. “Pilot error”, but this time on the sea, not in an airplane.

Del Dolemonte on March 25, 2010 at 6:10 PM

I didn’t thin I could dislike this idiot any more…

… I was wrong.

Seven Percent Solution on March 25, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Buddhapundit:

Never say never. You are too much of a defeatist.

Terrye on March 25, 2010 at 5:55 PM

We probably have different ideas about victory. I’m hearing a lot of Republicans bemoaning the health care bill as being not incremental enough. As if it would be more of a victory if we progressed to this point twenty years from now instead of today.

Buddahpundit on March 25, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Go for this Obamster. Dude doesn’t know who he is messing with.

smellthecoffee on March 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM

You’re welcome, Ted. I won’t hold my breath for AP to acknowledge yet another example of his abysmal judgment. Nor will he issue an apology for helping to spread a smear of an entire movement of patriotic Americans.

Kalapana on March 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Be careful what you wish for, Barry. You’re likely to get it.

AZCoyote on March 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM

I don’t know if anyone hear reads Roger L. Simon, but he had a good letter posted at his blog today:

This letter is in response to a statement, reported in Politico, by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyers that Democratic Members Are at Risk from their health care votes – and what should be done about it:

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts — and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats.

Dear Congressman Hoyer,

I have read your statement asking Republicans to condemn threats of violence that have been made toward Democratic representatives in the aftermath of the passage of the health care bill.

I am a registered Democrat, but since I have voted (mostly) Republican in recent years, let me assure you that I unequivocally condemn those threats and any possible acts of violence taken in response to the bill. That is not even remotely the way to settle such political disputes. Such things must be handled at the ballot box.

That said, and for similar reasons, I also unequivocally condemn the actions of the Democratic Party in running roughshod over the clear will of the American people. Every poll taken in proximity of the vote showed our citizenry in substantial opposition to the global health care reform being pushed through Congress by you, Speaker Pelosi and the administration.

And yet, in the grand tradition of totalitarian regimes everywhere, you employed “any means necessary” to make sure your ends were achieved, bribing and threatening your fellow Congressmen and women, etc. It is small wonder that our people are angry. It would be amazing if it were otherwise.

You have reaped a whirlwind by subverting a democracy. Now you must deal with it. The Democratic Party is no longer “progressive” or “liberal.” It is reactionary. And you and your cohorts have forever defined yourselves as reactionary politicians.

Violence is to be condemned, but so is the desecration of a great democracy.

Sincerely,

Roger L. Simon

Terrye on March 25, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Custer to the Indians: Bring it on!

(sorry MB, had to toss another log on the fire)

DrAllecon on March 25, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Well, I messed up and did not get the whole letter in the quote, but you get the idea. I think he did a pretty good job of expressing how a lot of people feel.

Terrye on March 25, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Comrade Obama has just double-dog-dared us to revolt. How many of us are up to the task? Will we submit to his threats and taunts? I don’t think so!

Welcome to the real America, Comrade Barry!

joe btfsplk on March 25, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Oh, and now the “Guvment” is contemplating banning tanning beds, at least for those under 18. Cancer causing you know.Just a little bit more of your liberties going. The 10% tax was aimed at hurting the industry, but that’s not enough. It’s for your own good you know…

sandee on March 25, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Somebody really needs to file a lawsuit over that tanning tax. It’s quite racist. It’s a tax targeted solely at pale-skinned people, as they are the only ones who consume tanning products.

AZCoyote on March 25, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Barry the bully speaks in his street kid voice and we quiver?

“His speech is hate filled and not the tone of non-partisanship we needin this Nation”

Will Pelosi condemn this aggressive hate speech?

PappyD61 on March 25, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Way to antagonize more than 50% of the country which you are supposed to be leading.

Scrappy on March 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Obummer doesn’t lead, he dictates.

ladyingray on March 25, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Custer to Indians on Little Big Horn: Go for it

MB4 on March 25, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Obama on The Price is Right: “Come on Down!”

Yoop on March 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM

There was a major bone of contention on another thread.

We conservatives need to now unite, and win back our America.

Talk to friends, families, and colleagues. The Left counts on them to be staunch, counting more on us to be complacent. So, we can’t roll over and play dead.

Never relent! We have a Constitution, and we have personal values. We have many we love, friends and family. We have minds to change, embraces to those who disagree with us. We have hearts to touch and soften, and cheeks to touch with light fingertips.

The libs–like crr6, Grow Fins, the racist Dave Rywall (not an American), and all others–oppose us. Jimbo3 said, point blank, he’s turn us all in for not ‘obeying’ Obow’s edict we pay out. Jimbo3 will rat out his neighbor, maybe even his own son.

They all, and others, define the Left, for they are part of it.

Their ‘hope’ is in Obow. Let them have it, then. Obow never signed our Constitution, and he isn’t the end-all and be-all of it. Neither is any Party, especially the Dems, so great they can rule over a Free People.

WE are the Power, WE have the final say.

And no liberal like AnninCA, or Fins, or anyof them, can presume over US.

Liam on March 25, 2010 at 6:20 PM

In the words of the Civil Rights marchers like MLK……

…….let’s sing “We shall Overcome Barry someday.”

PappyD61 on March 25, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Obama sounds like a stupid Cheerleader.

portlandon on March 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM
No his speaking style mirrors Jeremiah Wright’s.

thomasaur on March 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM

He can be a homie. He can be a thespian. He can be a scholar. He can be a professor. He can be anything, and everything. He’s a man of many dialects. He is Barack Insane Obama

capejasmine on March 25, 2010 at 6:21 PM

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