MSNBC wonders: Is it disrespectful to call Obama “Obama”?

posted at 8:51 pm on January 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, manufactured-grievance theater for the progressive faithful. Kornacki can be an insightful writer so I assume his interest in this moronic subject is mainly to fill airtime during a slow news week, as an empty validation of the “sensitivities” of MSNBC’s audience. The real offender is Krystal Ball chiming in with her theory that Obama’s somehow been uniquely disrespected as president. Ask Bill Clinton or George Bush about that. If I recall lefty blogging circa 2006 correctly, Dubya was some sort of chimpanzee who’d evolved into Hitler. If you ever watched five minutes of Olbermann, you know how “respected” the president was on this network; if you’ve watched five minutes of Matthews or O’Donnell or Martin Bashir, you know how respected President Romney would have been. (Here’s a clue.) Strong partisans have been loathing presidents from the other party since forever, and they reliably develop amnesia afterward about just how much loathing there was. If calling Bush “Bush” is okay but calling Obama “Obama” isn’t, then you’re copping to a double standard for Bambi. And it’s one that’ll do him and other minority politicians who deserve equal treatment from voters more harm than good long-term.


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JugEars!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Bush.

rayra on January 11, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Awwww-Zero’s minions need to grow thicker skin.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 11, 2013 at 8:53 PM

…no!…not the private area!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 8:53 PM

…hi Twerp!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Somehow this is Bush’s fault

sadsushi on January 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Is it disrespectful to call MSNBC the mighty midgets of journalism?

entagor on January 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Marxist Obama!

It’s more respectful to add the title…

Electrongod on January 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM

The Onion just keeps getting funnier and funn…

Wait, what?

Left Coast Right Mind on January 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM

“Obama” comes right after colorful but descriptive adjectives in my sty.

arnold ziffel on January 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Obahitler.

Greg Toombs on January 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Obama’s somehow been uniquely disrespected as president.

No, he hasn’t.

OldEnglish on January 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Ogabe

Caper29 on January 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Obama’s somehow been uniquely disrespected as president.

The opposite is true..

Obama has disrespected the office of President…

Electrongod on January 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Calling him “Barky” shouldn’t dog him.

My choice would be “Ghetto Führer.”

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM

PResident P O S!…..is very respectful!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM

MSNBC wonders: Is it disrespectful to call Obama “Obama”?

Just a few of the things the candidates and their campaigns said about their opponents in the Presidential election of 1800:

“John Adams is a blind, bald, crippled, toothless man, who secretly wants to start a war with France. When he’s not busy importing mistresses from Europe, he’s trying to marry one of his sons to a daughter of King George III.”

“John Adams is a hideous, hermaphroditical character with neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.”

“[If Thomas Jefferson is elected], murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will be openly taught and practiced, the air will be rent with the cries of the distressed, the soil will be soaked with blood and the nation black with crimes. Are you prepared to see your dwellings in flames? Female chastity violated? Children writhing on the pike?”

“Jefferson is the son of a half-breed Indian squaw raised on hoe-cakes.”

“[Jefferson is] a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.”

“Hamilton is a Creole b@stard brat of a Scotch pedlar.”

Adams was labeled a fool, a hypocrite, a criminal, and a tyrant, while Jefferson was branded a weakling, an atheist, a libertine, and a coward.

Even Martha Washington got in on the act. She told clergymen that Jefferson was “one of the most detestable of mankind” and to “preach” it.

The real offender is Krystal Ball chiming in with her theory that Obama’s somehow been uniquely disrespected as president.

Eyef^ckingroll.

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Yeah, “Obama” is totally disrespectful. That’s why I call him “Dick.” With an “a” in front of it.

Was it disrespectful to call presidents JFK, LBJ, FDR? How’s about Ike? I mean, Eisenhower IS four-syllables long.

Largely it was done to facillitate newspaper headlines. Short is sweet when you’ve got limited print space.

Face it, this is–once again–all about race. So tiresome and annoying.

Meredith on January 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM

For more on this, we’ll go down to Texas for our exclusive interview on the topic with Chimpy McBushitler.

Sgt Steve on January 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Not nearly as disrepectful as he has been referred to in my house and among my circle of friends.

Rio Linda Refugee on January 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM

It’s more respect than it deserves.

Flange on January 11, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Well, I guess the “chimp” designation for W is out of the question, so we’re stuck with “Messiah”.

obladioblada on January 11, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Well.. Duh. Among his followers… HRH, Our Lord and Savior, is the proper title.

Illinidiva on January 11, 2013 at 9:07 PM

“Stay out da (President) Boooooshes” -Jesse Jackson

Glenn Jericho on January 11, 2013 at 9:09 PM

MSNBC wonders: Is it disrespectful to call Obama “Obama”?

I certainly hope so as that’s what I have mainly been calling him.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:09 PM

He’s a public servant, ie, our employee, not our king.
F’ing liberals. I hate them.

single stack on January 11, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Knee Pad journalism at its finest

Rio Linda Refugee on January 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I guess referring to our Lord and Savior, President for Life Barrack Obama as Bronco Bama is going too far then?

Curtiss on January 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Pffft. If I referred to the Dog Eater here at HotGas as I do in private, I would be banned with extreme prejudice and the very name “Bishop” would be erased from the histories.

Bishop on January 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Obama’s somehow been uniquely disrespected as president.

No, he hasn’t.

OldEnglish on January 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Well we need to work harder at it then. Give the left something to squawk about since they already accuse us racismz.

arnold ziffel on January 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Barack Obama Barackito Obamalini

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Rat-Eared Bastard works for me.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Barack Insane-Hussein Obama.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I don’t really care if it’s disrespectful because, frankly, I don’t respect him.

What do y’all think about “Odumbo?” “Saint Barry?” “Obortion?” “TFG?” “SCOAMF?” I got a million of ‘em.

arik1969 on January 11, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Barack “Remorseless serial killer of Mexican children” Obama.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:13 PM

How can I have respect for him when I don’t have any respect for him.

creek on January 11, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Keith Olbermann made millions of dollars being on MS-NBC and refusing to call President George W. Bush, President.

It was always, Meeeeeeeesssster Bush……

TEPJoePa on January 11, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Barack Obama Guns.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Obviously, it would be disrespectful if:
.
1) – The staff at PMSDNC called him “Obama”.
.
2) – The staff at PMSDNC didn’t criticize us for calling him “Obama”.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

What do y’all think about “Odumbo?” “Saint Barry?” “Obortion?” “TFG?” “SCOAMF?” I got a million of ‘em.

arik1969 on January 11, 2013 at 9:13 PM

How about: Bury America’s grave digger

Rio Linda Refugee on January 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

The son of a thousand fathers all bastards like him.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Barackito Obamalini

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

El Presidente Barackito Obamalini!

Othniel on January 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

King George III.2

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

What I call him is far less respectful than simply ‘Obama’. And it’s nicer than he deserves.

Midas on January 11, 2013 at 9:16 PM

0

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Yes, this should settle it, from now on we will just call him King George the Younger.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:16 PM

El Supremo Grande Presidente Barackito Obamalini!

Othniel on January 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Pffft. If I referred to the Dog Eater here at HotGas as I do in private, I would be banned with extreme prejudice and the very name “Bishop” would be erased from the histories.

Bishop on January 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM

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“Thought Crime” in progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Curtiss on January 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Pffft. If I referred to the Dog Eater here at HotGas as I do in private, I would be banned with extreme prejudice and the very name “Bishop” would be erased from the histories.

Bishop on January 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Ah, but we’d write songs about you, and tell grand tales to our adoring grandchildren about our brush with the greatness known as ‘Bishop’…

Midas on January 11, 2013 at 9:18 PM

No, but “Chocolate Hitler” is way over the line.

Buddahpundit on January 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM

SCOAMF!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM

I’ll give ‘em a couple of choices, and they can genuflect with they use them:

The Obamassiah!

The Chosen One!

He Who Walks On Water!

Or perhaps His name is so SACRED, we should address Him by another name that we unworthy would have to use in place of His name.

GarandFan on January 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Do what any self-respecing AoSHQ Moron does – call him by his full title – Stuttering Clusterf*** Of A Miserale Failure.

Steve Eggleston on January 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM

…hi Twerp!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Ola!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Steve Eggleston on January 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM

SCOAMF!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM

The Lying King
Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers
Idi Hussein Odinga
Oblahblah
O’Diablo
See….we don’t have to call him Obama to disrespect him :O

burrata on January 11, 2013 at 9:22 PM

[If Thomas Jefferson is elected], murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will be openly taught and practiced, the air will be rent with the cries of the distressed, the soil will be soaked with blood and the nation black with crimes. Are you prepared to see your dwellings in flames? Female chastity violated? Children writhing on the pike?”

Hmm; sounds like Chicago on any given day of the week.

Midas on January 11, 2013 at 9:22 PM

President Pantload works for me, but your mileage may vary.

Naturally Curly on January 11, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Interesting. ‘Obama’ is the nicest thing I ever called the guy.

joejm65 on January 11, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Obutthole

paulsur on January 11, 2013 at 9:23 PM

“Thought Crime” in progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Ooohh scary. What are they going to do, send a special team to make me disap

Bishop on January 11, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Speaking of the “Leave Baaaaarack alone, this is outrageous and unprecedented!” crowd:

What Chris Matthews Wants For Valentine’s Day

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

After watching that clip my brain hurts.

Captain Kirock on January 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Lobsterbane’s Husband.

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Also, “Jug-Eared jesus” usually rings a bell. As for that wife of his . . .

Naturally Curly on January 11, 2013 at 9:27 PM

When he starts adhering to the Presidential Oath of Office, then maybe he’ll begin to be allowed the respect of the title.

INC on January 11, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Slick Willie, Clintorus, BusHitler, Chimpy McBush, etc…

29Victor on January 11, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Speaking more of the “Leave Baaaaarack alone, this is outrageous and unprecedented!” crowd at MSNBC:

Pic of the Day: ‘Cuz Wearing Obama’s Heart On His Sleeve Is Not Enough For Chris Matthews

Eye bleach sold separately.

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Commander Drone Zero.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

The Mad Hatter.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The Queen of Hearts.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Da Louse in da House…

Soetero…

Hussein Oblambo…

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Interesting. ‘Obama’ is the nicest thing I ever called the guy.

joejm65 on January 11, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I know right? and I never call him that. *_+

Rio Linda Refugee on January 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

LBJ II.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Stoned for saying Obama.

Curtiss on January 11, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Indonesian Imbecile
Kenyan Cr@p
Herr Hussein
Moochie koochy man
:O

burrata on January 11, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Benghazi Barack.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:31 PM

My fave is feckless rump

scalleywag on January 11, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Such reverence for the devil.

tom daschle concerned on January 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

And they’re SERIOUS.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Not to worry. I have never disrespected him by calling him Obama

I call him The Punk
Or
0bama…
(With a 0 , not an O.)

Even at that, I am probably more respectful in addressing him to him than are my friends and acquaintances.

LegendHasIt on January 11, 2013 at 9:34 PM

My fave: Long-legged Macdaddy.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I rarely ever call him Obama. I writing it’s usually Ogabe. When I’m talking to someone it’s usually “that mother-f’ing commie scum”.

single stack on January 11, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Indonesian Dog Eater

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Dog-eater

HiJack on January 11, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Fascist Scumbag

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I have no respect for him even if I were to address him as Mr. President. THAT would be disrespecting the office itself.

HiJack on January 11, 2013 at 9:37 PM

This calls for a poll for the favorite

scalleywag on January 11, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Michelle’s bitch

HiJack on January 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Anyone seen Bo lately?

ابن الكلب أكل من لقيط برغوث الإبل لعض اشتراكي حدب

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I call him the big Oaf. A lot.

scalleywag on January 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Purple lipped bonobo boy with a puffy sphincter.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

i would be banned in a nano-second if i were to type what i call him.

GhoulAid on January 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

What Chris Matthews Wants For Valentine’s Day

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

The official bedtime reading material for MsNBC fluffers

burrata on January 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

obambi is mine

VegasRick on January 11, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Respect is earned, the same as Trust. That’s how I look at it.

bluefox on January 11, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Teh stupid is strong with this one.

JenBee on January 11, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Mutt Muncher

burrata on January 11, 2013 at 9:44 PM

or “jack of f ailure

VegasRick on January 11, 2013 at 9:44 PM

If Obama has been uniquely disrespected as a president it’s because he has uniquely disrespected his office. I wish it were due to his race, because if it were then that would mean he would be doing a decent job, otherwise. I wish all I could say is that the d*ckhead has been a disappointment, but I can say so much, much more…

HiJack on January 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

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