Videos: Say, whatever happened to Obama’s comfy shoes?

posted at 3:35 pm on February 25, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

The pledge in 2007 at a Spartanburg, SC rally could not have been clearer. Barack Obama, then campaigning as an underdog to Hillary Clinton and in desperate need of union support, told a crowd that he would join picket lines as President to keep workers from being denied collective bargaining rights. In fact, Obama said he’d dig up a pair of comfortable shoes to walk the line himself to defend union positions around the country, as the Daily Caller remembers:

If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself — I’ll walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States of America.

That is exactly the scenario claimed by public employee unions in Wisconsin, and not without some merit. Governor Scott Walker’s proposal would limit collective bargaining for most PEUs to wages only, not pensions and benefits, in order to allow the state and localities enough flexibility to balance budgets. So when will Obama put on those comfy shoes? CNBC’s host wanted to know that as well, and last night asked one of the Fleebaggers, state Senator Fred Risser, that same question. Risser said that Obama was a busy man this week:

He’s made several pronouncements in support of what we’re doing and I would not be surprised if he had other matters to keep him busy. But he has publicly announced that he supports the working people. The great middle class in this country is based on the fact that the workers have certain rights. We don’t want the workers’ rights to be eliminated by a fast track, speedy, under suspension of the rules bill which the governor has proposed. That’s why we walked out to give people time to find out what’s really going on.

Well, if that was the case, then the Fleebaggers should already be back — right? Their flight from Wisconsin made this a national story, and it’s fair to conclude that everyone has found out “what’s really going on.” The Assembly debated it for 61 hours, or almost 2 1/2 times the amount of time allowed by Democrats for both chambers of the legislature for their budget-repair bill when they controlled the state.

The promise by Obama was foolish from the beginning, and demonstrated just how little experience he had with executive office. Of course he’s too busy to walk a picket line. But contra Risser, Obama’s been backpedaling on the fight in Wisconsin ever since his ignorant answer on which unions got affected and how. He’s finding the running shoes a lot more comfy now than the picket-walking shoes Obama promised in 2007.

Earlier today, a few readers expressed their disapproval with the continuing use of the term “fleebagger” to describe Wisconsin state Senators who fled the legislature rather than do their jobs. I like the term, but let’s ask readers. Should we continue to use it or not? Take the poll!


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And yet India continues to be one of the nations from whence a large portion of immigration originates into the U.S. One wonders why so many from India want to come here and use our place if they’re doing so well there…

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

So was England.

DarkCurrent on February 25, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Instead of “fleebagger”, WHY NOT CALL THEM:

– Esprit de Cowards (whoa…)

– TAX SAGGERS

– SCREED WAGGERS

off the top of my head…

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Well if you have only been a conservative for the past couple of years it would seem that the left’s usage of these sorts of terms didn’t stop you from backing them before that.

I said I had begun embracing Conservatism, Sharrukin- not that I was of the Left. I’ve always been against the Left and Liberalism as soon as I was old enough and conscious enough to identify it and be repulsed by it-which would be since about the 5th grade. However, merely not being of the Left, or even reacting against it, does not make one a Conservative. Conservatism is a wholistic philosophy- it’s a worldview and ideology that is to be embraced in full. You seem to have accepted the brainless Breitbart view of Conservatism- that anyone who opposes the Left is a Conservative. Not so. Not that I don’t love Breitbart and appreciate his work.

John McCain did not lose because he was noble or principled. He lost, and led us to ruin because he was and is an unprincipled, narcissistic, backstabbing opportunistic hack not rooted in anything but the philosophy of ME and loyal to no-one but himself.

“What makes me laugh….sickly, is the fact that there are people concerned about the use of the word ‘Fleebagger’ while the middle east burns…Get a clue, Nero.” HornetSting

We can all walk and chew gum. And don’t call me Negro, Shirley.

sartana on February 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

How about evil, corrupt, communist scum?

darwin on February 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

I like the term. :)

Sooo…someone help me out here…the vast majority of working people in this country do not belong to a public employee union, don’t WANT to belong to one. Which workers does BO support? The whiny minority or the hard-working majority? The fleebagger in the vid didn’t make that completely clear.

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Bob's Kid on February 25, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

So was England.

DarkCurrent on February 25, 2011 at 6:35 PM

That doesn’t even jive with logic in reference as to what you’re attempting to remark about.

From history, basic, common history, nearly all who departed England did so because they were miserable there and didn’t make pretenses about how great the place was while promoting the ideals that “America” was being developed upon (and which they wanted to become a part of).

Contrary to promoting India as big and booming competition soon to overtake us as economy, yadda yadda yadda, so many from there screaming about how we’re “unfair” and “racist” and don’t allow anyone from India regardless of who and how many to just come here to use the place while maintaining India-loyalty and fidelity.

You might want to go back and read the comments as they developed and then try to write something that doesn’t “rail against the Anglos”.

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

How about evil, corrupt, communist scum?

darwin on February 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Yeah, that’d be my preference:

– COMMIE SCUM.

Works for me.

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:42 PM

From earlier, man-on-the-street reports from Wisconsin, I read (last week, early in week) that most questioned identified themselves as “Progressives” with “Socialist” coming in second. Also read that there was open “pride” in referring to themselves (Wisconsin protesters) as “Progressives” while those who claimed to be “Socialists” were less boastful/confident about it publicly.

So, seems that the perception of Left is the issue. Calling them “fleebaggers” won’t make much impact and it loses it’s value with nationwide protests/riots that don’t involve runaway, absentee Wisconsin Democrat Senators.

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Socialist fleebaggers then …

darwin on February 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM

You might want to go back and read the comments as they developed and then try to write something that doesn’t “rail against the Anglos”.

Lourdes on February 25, 2011 at 6:41

My questions were simply

What’s wrong with India being a superpower? It’s a democratic nation that threw off British imperialism after a long struggle. What’s not to like?

DarkCurrent on February 25, 2011 at 6:52 PM

DarkCurrent on February 25, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Don’t look now but the unions are winding their tentacles throughout India stirring up trouble.

darwin on February 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Fleebagger can be thought of as a variation on carpetbagger. Nothing to do with teabagger. Plus flee is a variation of flea, which also makes sense as fleas also suck our blood and can cause great harm, such as the Bubonic Plague years.

rbj on February 25, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Makes me think of flea bag motel. Please pass the fresh towels.

As to the civility of the term flea/flee bagger and teabagger, which would you rather explain to an 8 year old?

kringeesmom on February 25, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Don’t look now but the unions are winding their tentacles throughout India stirring up trouble.

darwin on February 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Dammit! Where will I get my tech support from? I don’t speak Mandarin.

SKYFOX on February 25, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Make room for the unions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfL-Oj1rQ-c

mizflame98 on February 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Dammit! Where will I get my tech support from? I don’t speak Mandarin.

SKYFOX on February 25, 2011 at 7:08 PM

You should probably get started.

DarkCurrent on February 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Dammit! Where will I get my tech support from? I don’t speak Mandarin.

SKYFOX on February 25, 2011 at 7:08 PM

We will be the tech support and China will be calling.

mizflame98 on February 25, 2011 at 7:14 PM

We will be the tech support and China will be calling.

mizflame98 on February 25, 2011 at 7:14 PM

My daughter just started working a tech support job in the US a few weeks ago. Apparently her Mandarin ability was a plus ;)

DarkCurrent on February 25, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Fleebagger. I loved it from day one.

Part of the problem with republican leadership in general, is that they never fight back. Republican leaders no longer require KY Jelly, they just bend over and take whatever the fleabagging democrats say and never counter.

I suppose it’s to “take the high road,” however, sometimes it IS worthy to fight back. Democrats continue their childish dishonest attacks because they know republican leaders will take it.

Imagine if democrats were as tough on illegal immigrants and terrorists as they are on republicans?

Imagine if republicans were as tough on democrats as they are on illegal immigrants and terrorists?

BruthaMan on February 25, 2011 at 7:28 PM

As far as your ‘I don’t give a sh*t’ claim, I understand you are making your point. And, I’m making mine.
Stay classy.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 5:42 PM

You did read in my 5:30 comment, I’m sure, that my “I don’t give a sh*t” was about other people perceiving me as holier than thou, and not dismissing your opinion. Just wanted that to be clear.

I understand we have different opinions. And thank you, I will stay classy. That was kind of my whole point.

inviolet on February 25, 2011 at 7:47 PM

How about “Flee-Buggers”?

Bootleghooch on February 25, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Tit for tat doesn’t win any arguments. Dump the pejorative.

publiuspen on February 25, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Sorry, but while they may be similar sounding words they refer to entirely different things. The fleebaggers are violating the civil contract of America by which we use elections to settle our disputes rather than the alternatives. The fleebaggers are guilty.

The tea party has done no such thing by the furthest stretch of the imagination and are innocent.

Your moral relativism argument is false.

FloatingRock on February 25, 2011 at 7:53 PM

The poll only shows that 9 out of 10 people who took it are wrong.

AshleyTKing on February 25, 2011 at 8:17 PM

I understand we have different opinions. And thank you, I will stay classy. That was kind of my whole point.

inviolet on February 25, 2011 at 7:47 PM

And my point was that fleebagger in NO WAY has ANYTHING to do with teabagger. You can keep being outrageously outraged about the ‘rhetoric’, but compared to the ‘civility’ coming from the left, fleebagger is nothing. And AGAIN, if people cannot see the difference between the two, supposed hateful rhetoric isn’t their biggest problem.
You stay concerned about the words. The rest of us can be concerned about the actions.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 8:41 PM

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Just wanted you to see that I read your comment, and thanks for the reply. Yes, it’s true that words as well as actions do concern me. That said, I’ve said my piece and we’ll agree to disagree about the term.

inviolet on February 25, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Nothing wrong with “fleebagger”, kind of strikes me as a takeoff on “carpetbagger” in reverse.

AZfederalist on February 25, 2011 at 9:17 PM

And my point was that fleebagger in NO WAY has ANYTHING to do with teabagger.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Oh, Bea? Meet Ess.

It’s just a janky term. In netspeak, fleebagger sounds like forced meme is forced. Flee rhymes with tea, and parsing it into historical blah blah blah (in the vein of liberals twisting “blood libel” meaning something esoteric when the face-value of it was crystal clear) is completely eyeroll worthy.

Use it all you want. I just think it’s dumb. So do others. I would much prefer to use simple, everyday, vulgar terms for people like this than some ridiculous “fleebagger” garbage. But that’s just me.

lansing quaker on February 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM

lansing quaker on February 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM

The Bee and Ess is the fact that we are actually sitting here arguing over this. What I’m more concerned with is the actions, the actions of these fleeing democrat senators and the actions of the thugs that support them. If you want to complain about the verbage being used to describe them, please, by all means, call every news outlet, blog, citizen, illegal alien, activist and complain to them. Otherwise, you’re just whining.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 9:26 PM

What I’m more concerned with is the actions, the actions of these fleeing democrat senators and the actions of the thugs that support them. If you want to complain about the verbage being used to describe them, please, by all means, call every news outlet, blog, citizen, illegal alien, activist and complain to them. Otherwise, you’re just whining.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 9:26 PM

And I agree with you. Hence, “cowards,” “hypocrites,” “DINOs (Democracy in Name Only)” or anything else would be more effective and accurate. As far as the “whining” of it, I never whined. I responded because literally comment number three in this thread was:

I want names.

Who doesn’t like “fleebagger”?

Sure would be nice to find out how many times these “don’t use fleebagger” types have used “teabagger”, “Bushitler”, or any other popular epithet against conservatives.

Give the names, or take down the poll.

I never whined about the verbiage or the term itself. But when this comment is numero tres — and followed up by a bunch of “GOD HOW COULD YOU BE AGAINST THIS?!?!?!? IF YOU’RE AGAINST THIS RIDICULOUS LABEL, THEN YOU CLEARLY LOVE DEMOCRAT NARRATIVES~!!!!” — then yeah, I’ll speak my peace.

As I’ve said before: I really don’t give two sh*ts about who uses the term, even if I think it’s janky and attempting to force a new meme. You want my honest opinion, and there it is, especially with the “TRAITOR!” chorus because I think this fad ain’t gon’ werq, gurl.

It’s not my fault that people would rather piss and moan about a word rather than focus on what the hell is actually going on in WI. Thing is, most of us are on the same page and pro-Walker, anti-Union. Not much to go on there. So here we are.

lansing quaker on February 25, 2011 at 9:36 PM

And I agree with you. Hence, “cowards,” “hypocrites,” “DINOs (Democracy in Name Only)” or anything else would be more effective and accurate.

lansing quaker on February 25, 2011 at 9:36 PM

The problem is….ALL these names are GREAT, but they describe the common democrat.
They don’t describe the democrat that flees a state and their job because they are no longer in the majority.
Fleebaggers may be janky, but it speaks the truth about these scumbags.
I’m just glad we are on the same page on everything else.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 9:46 PM

He’s not present, he’s absent

Key West Reader on February 25, 2011 at 9:49 PM

The Absentential President

Key West Reader on February 25, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Name calling serves one purpose to dehumanize the target. When you wrestle with a pig you get muddy. Just my two cents.

koolbrease on February 25, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I suppose you can find ten percent of any assembly to disagree with anything short of getting paid. I can understand people having such an aversion to the term “teabagger”, which btw is the first porn-level pejorative ever used by a sitting US President to publicly refer to his ideological opponents and thus instantly transforming himself into a gutter snipe.

I can understand, but I disagree. There is no sexual connotation to “fleebagger”. Is it meant to tweak the democrats and riff off their filthy-cute terminology? Yes. Is it cleverly appropriate due to an odd and unpredictable circumstance? Yes. Does it have a ring to it that will probably ensure its survival long after that circumstance is over? Yes. Is it filthy? Not even close.

Now, though sorely tempted at times, I try to avoid using terms like “libtard”, “democraps”, etc. to refer to the other side. I think such terms can leach the efficacy from a strong argument, not that I’ve ever made one. Apparently many of the top conservative bloggers agree, as they avoid using those types of terms as well, not that I’m a top conservative blogger.

The truth is, most adults are turned off by people referring to their ideological opponents by cutesy playground names, because it makes them sound small and immature.

Can you imagine Reagan standing behind a podium, calling someone who displeased him a libtard? Might as well them crybaby pee pants or meanie head.

In spite of this, I like the term “fleebagger”. I like it because it reminds those who hear it just how vile the democrats are willing to be given a fig-leaf, and they have absolutely no grounds to object to it, and everyone knows it. It is their own petard, and they did the hoisting.

Immolate on February 25, 2011 at 10:41 PM

I prefer to call them Santorum. Google it.

AZCON on February 26, 2011 at 12:59 AM

I like the term “Fleebagger” simply because I had no idea what “teabagging” meant when the Dems and the lib-media started throwing the term out like hand-grenades. I honestly had no idea what they were talking about until I did a little searching about “teabagging” and WOW!

Do those people talk like this all of the time? Is this part of their normal conversations?

When you realize that the Dems and the lib-media are so supportive of gay-rights it makes one wonder why they would try to demean opponents with a term that denotes an act that THEY would defend as perfectly normal and natural?

Only Pelosi and the radical Dems could find a way to slam American patriots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_Party

Amazing! Americans wave tea-bags to protest excessive taxation, and the libs try to denigrate them by equating them with men engaging in gay sex. BUT OF COURSE THEY ARE ALL FOR FREEDOM AND EQUALITY and there is NOTHING wrong with that! What hypocrites!

If an elected lawmaker leaves a state rather than be forced to create a quorum, they “FLEE” the state.

When they bail out on their duties, they stay in a “Fleabag” motel in some other state.

It makes sense and you don’t have to explain sex-acts to others.

shorebird on February 26, 2011 at 1:09 AM

From a great Kimberly Strassel WSJ article…

If the president is so upset with Wisconsin’s labor law reforms, why won’t he allow federal workers to bargain collectively?

Fact: President Obama is the boss of a civil work force that numbers up to two million (excluding postal workers and uniformed military). Fact: Those federal workers cannot bargain for wages or benefits. Fact: Washington, D.C. is, in the purest sense, a “right to work zone.” Federal employees are not compelled to join a union, nor to pay union dues. Fact: Neither Mr. Obama, nor the prior Democratic majority, ever acted to give their union chums a better federal deal.

Scott Walker, eat your heart out.

For this enormous flexibility in managing his work force, Mr. Obama can thank his own party. In 1978, Democratic President Jimmy Carter, backed by a Democratic Congress, passed the Civil Service Reform Act. Washington had already established its General Schedule (GS) classification and pay system for workers. The 1978 bill went further, focused as it was on worker accountability and performance. It severely proscribed the issues over which employees could bargain, as well as prohibited compulsory union support.

Everyone should read this article.

Conservalicious on February 26, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Re: Whatever happened to Obama’s picket line comfy shoes ?

When he got into the White House he traded them for dancing shoes
:)

philly_PA on February 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM

Re: Whatever happened to Obama’s picket line comfy shoes ?

When he got into the White House he traded them for dancing shoes
:)

philly_PA on February 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM

and golf cleats
and basketball sneakers
and sandals
and of course his wife’s flip-flops

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 9:51 AM

I guess he is referring to his Alberto Fermani that must be so comfortable he can still make jump shots, slam dunks, or 3 pointers. They must also have a reversible soul (like his) so he can screw in golf spike in case he is within range of a golf course.

Well, I guess Fermani has not come up with such a shoe yet. Because, I have not seen President Obama on a “free throw” line.

MSGTAS on February 26, 2011 at 9:56 AM

It looks like Ed Schultz is calling Barry out.

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 10:44 AM

It looks like Ed Schultz is calling Barry out.

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 10:44 AM

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Wait a sec…
This is the un-kept promise that is getting the left mad a Barry?
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The list of honest-to-God real disasters for the country that the Suit with No Body in it has rained down upon US due to either incompetence of willful lust for his own vision of America is getting so long that it’s now officially hard to keep track of, and this is the final straw…
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Unfreakinbelievable…
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RalphyBoy on February 26, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Tell Ed Schultz to put a sock in it.

All the lefties whining about Obama are just background noise. When it comes to the election, they will line up like good little proles to vote for him.

The Left is not like conservatives. Their indignation is for show only, while we are more likely to stay home or vote third party even though it helps elect a worse enemy..

Adjoran on February 26, 2011 at 4:01 PM

The Left is not like conservatives. Their indignation is for show only, while we are more likely to stay home or vote third party even though it helps elect a worse enemy..

Adjoran on February 26, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Where else are the libs going to go? We can hope they stay home, but personally, I think we should temporarily get behind Green Party candidates and push them to the hilt…until election day of course.

SKYFOX on February 26, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Once again, the left has shown America their true nature. Here’s hoping they are asked on video at their next campaign, “If elected, will you serve or will you flee?”

Roy Rogers on February 26, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Yes, of course the name fits them nicely. They bagged their belongings and fleed the state.

ProudPalinFan on February 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM

They’re not fleebaggers. They are fleas; no, they are bloodsuckers/leeches.

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Now don’tcha insult the Cullens to me! I have had a hard time this morning that Obama chose team Switzerland for non-action against the Middle East dilemma. Damn I have to switch teams now *grrrr*

ProudPalinFan on February 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Seems to me Obama prefers being on his ass rather than his feet.

R. Waher on February 27, 2011 at 7:13 AM

Feebagger is the most reasonable terminology that describes what the Wisconsin politicians in opposition to the public’s viewpoint are doing. They are fleeing their responsibility to air their opposition and let the people make the final decision.

The fleebaggers are acting like children who don’t always get their way – it’s my ball and I am taking it home. Please just vote present and go home.

MSGTAS on February 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM

do comfy shoes go with mom-jeans? you’d think that they would….

jus’ sayin’

ted c on February 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

That whole turn the other cheek thing only works with basically decent people. That isn’t who we are dealing with.

sharrukin on February 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM

You might be right. That’s why Christ had to go even further and die on the cross for even worse people like myself.

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:03 AM

It’s not very christian to call someone, even citing scripture to back your view, a fool. You just broke your own rules.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM

I wasn’t calling you a fool. I was saying we shouldn’t follow the fool’s bad example.

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:07 AM

As a theologian, you’d be more correct in saying it’s my nature itself coming forth, not something externally corrosive.

But I’m no theologian and it’s a JOKE. Even Christ laughed. In fact, look at creation itself and tell me God doesn’t have a sense of humor. Ever seen the blobfish? A sloth? Dirty hippies? A fleebagger? See? Funny.

Bee on February 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM

You are correct that bad behavior comes from our nature. But we can be influenced by the world. But I’m sorry if I was too harsh. I often speak(type) to soon before I think. I shouldn’t have.

I appreciate jokes but they are best when we laugh at ourselves but this term has an abhorent sexual connotation.

I gave my two cents and I’m not upset about those who disagree with me.

Consider this Bee, I’m sure you have family you love that might be liberals as I do. If they don’t know the connotation ascribed to the term, tell them and then let someone call them the term.

Again, if what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, why don’t we push back and “get bloody”. NO! Hold the high moral ground. If we don’t there’s no telling which other lines our sinful nature might cross.

Sorry I took so long to respond. I had power out this weekend.

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:18 AM

You seem more concerned with yourself and your own moral standing than in actually accomplishing anything. Perhaps you should retire to a monastery somewhere and pray for our souls.

In this vale of tears called the real world such an attitude does not convert the wicked or embarrass them to better conduct. It encourages them to further attacks. They prefer their victims to be as weak and harmless as possible.

sharrukin on February 25, 2011 at 4:52 PM

LOL I once considered that. I was a self-righteous jerk then. I’d like to think I’m better now but I still struggle with that even.

You are right that my attitude will not convert them but…

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks. – Proverbs 25:21-22

You probably wont believe this but I’m not a pacifist. I just don’t believe this term should be used.

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:39 AM

Christ wasn’t shy about calling specific groups of folks out as ‘brood of vipers’, running off the moneychangers, etc. Nothing wrong with a bit of righteous indignation when warranted.

Midas on February 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Yes he did. But calling our apponents that is neither “righteous” or warranted. Christ would not have done that.

Christ also said a lot of other things – what makes you bring up the shirt/coat reference? Is that relevant in any way? Are you suggesting that if the Dems/unions ask for collective bargaining, a raise, and to pay none of their benefits cost – that taxpayers should give them even more than they ask for? Exactly what, in that regard, is your point?

Sorry I’m unclear. I meant that we should return good for evil.

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:44 AM

Nothing of the left rubs off on Bee.

MadisonConservative on February 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

I shouldn’t have said that.

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:46 AM

it gives legitimacy to “teabagger,” which as we all know is a disrespectful and unacceptable term for tea partiers.

Works for me too. And it’s more accurate term to boot.

inviolet on February 25, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Thanks.

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:48 AM

There is no similarity there, so you can put your concern card down.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Your assertion doesn’t make it so. One is a sexual act and the second term is derived from it. Of course it’s related.

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:50 AM

Oh yeah, 89.6 when I took it. Smack down.

wi farmgirl on February 25, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Might doesn’t make right it just gives a side a political advantage. That’s what the Unions think isn’t it?

shick on February 28, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Well….if The One won’t man the picket line, they’ll have to triple-down on the astro-turfing of the picket lines.

olesparkie on February 28, 2011 at 8:13 AM

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