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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Chicago AntiChrist

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Haha. One of mine got stuck in the filter. Good thing.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ;-D…

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Knee Pad journalism at its finest

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

…no knee pads are needed anymore…they’re calloused!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Barry Chin??….move along….

can_con on January 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Kind of hilarious that they seem to have nooooo idea how…ummm…restrained we actually are when discussing that disgraceful occupant of the White House.

Rational Thought on January 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Chuckle head on a stick.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Rational Thought on January 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Man, you aren’t kidding.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

How about this for disrespect, via Drudge:

Hannity: States could leave union if feds continue ‘radicalized, abusive’ pattern…

Hey, gun grabbers, how about a national discussion about this.

petefrt on January 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Haha. One of mine got stuck in the filter. Good thing.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Did it have the word “Magic” as part of it?

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

My simple term for him, in light of the disrespect he has shown to the country and to the Presidency itself: [comment deleted]

TXUS on January 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Michelle’s rectal polyp

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 9:53 PM

petefrt on January 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I mean, if they challenge the Constitution, then we challenge the Union. Simple as that.

petefrt on January 11, 2013 at 9:53 PM

If calling Bush “Bush” is okay but calling Obama “Obama” isn’t, then you’re copping to a double standard for Bambi.

Nice, just the right hint of snark without being disrespectful. Bravo.

Is it disrespectful to call him Barry, like he was called at his Indonesian madrassa?

Fallon on January 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Lol. You mean Barack the Magic …?

Nope. But it was juicy and prolly should stay in the filter with bluegill.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Glad to know I’m not racist for once. I don’t even remember the last time I referred to Barky as “Obama.”

Gingotts on January 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Revrum’ Wrong’s greatest fake marriage.

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

a whigger.
cause he ain’t really black.
when he respects me maybe I’ll reciprocate. until them he can f*** off.

dmacleo on January 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Trayvon’s dad. Wait – is that disrespectful, or not?

Anti-Control on January 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Allahpundit shaking his head “why did I post this thread”….

can_con on January 11, 2013 at 10:05 PM

His worshipers supporters started calling him the Lightworker as soon as he started running for president. BTW, that’s a term from the “UFO contactee” movement, meaning an enlightened alien being come down to Earth to teach us dumb Terrans how to live in peace in agrarian socialist harmony with the Galactic Federation. (Google “Raelian Movement” for an example.)

Once I realized that not only did his fawning sycophants the MSM think this was OK, but that they actually believed it themselves, and so did he, I started calling him The Self-Exalted One, and/or The Self-Anointed One, often shortened to just The One. (I’m not sure, but I think I was the first one online to call him that.)

I rarely if ever call Him by name. Mainly because throwing the name of a deity around casually is bad joss.

Even a Self-Anointed One.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM

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

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

That’s the perfect description of sesqui!

at least i’m pretty.

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Anti-Control on January 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM

I’m quite partial to “Barry Boo Boo Child”, but “Jug Ears” is a pretty good one.

OxyCon on January 11, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Is it disrespectful to call Obama Chavez?

petefrt on January 11, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Yep … Like the artist formerly known as prince …. Barry Boi just needs a symbol….. allow me to unveil the new Barry

http://olbroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/1-1-head-up-ass.jpg

roflmmfao

donabernathy on January 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Is it disrespectful to call Obama “Obama”?

Should we call him Dear Leader or do they prefer Dear Father?

FloatingRock on January 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM

FloatingRock on January 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM

OUR Father

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 10:25 PM

How about TOTUS or SCOAMF ? That’s what the miserable SOB POS deserves. He should be thankful the worst thing he gets called is “Obama”.

A hole.

deadrody on January 11, 2013 at 10:28 PM

when he respects me maybe I’ll reciprocate. until them he can f*** off.

dmacleo on January 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Arrogant idiots like Krystal Ball don’t understand your sentiment. They expect feckless devotion – anything less displeases them.

Anti-Control on January 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Barack Obungler Kardashian pretty much sums him up.

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

How about “ugly dog turd”?

TexasJew on January 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

The son of a thousand fathers all bastards like him.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

+1

FloatingRock on January 11, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Painful Rectal Itch the First.

mittens on January 11, 2013 at 10:39 PM

They are correct, something much grander is called for-

MC Dogeater Choomy McDouchenizzle

M240H on January 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I call him Ear Leader..

DStreete on January 11, 2013 at 10:45 PM

What about the pastor that called him “Mack Daddy?” “Mack Daddy” Øbama.
.
I could add “El Capitan Øbama” or Herr Øbama but The Faithful are going to be just whining unless I say “You can call him Barry or you can call him Ø but just don’t call him Øbama!”
.
Maybe just “Autocrat Øbama” would be enough.

ExpressoBold on January 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Diablo.

MontanaMmmm on January 11, 2013 at 10:53 PM

OK…………look isn’t this easy to figure out. Can’t someone take the transcripts from news programs and see how often people said President Obama vs. President Bush?

libfreeordie on January 11, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Calling Obama “Obama” is racist !

He should be properly referred to as ..
Puppy-Eating Demigod

J_Crater on January 11, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Whatever you decide to call him, please put the word sh*thead in there somewhere.

The Rogue Tomato on January 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM

I’ve always preferred Dorkbama, myself.

Little Boomer on January 11, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I just call him Barry, the name he has gone by msot of his life.

booger71 on January 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I call him Barry HUSSEIN Soetoro. His legal name.

wildcat72 on January 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Please please folks, no name calling!
Bammy has enough to worry about without us calling him a dirty rotten SOB!

Sherman1864 on January 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Allahpundit shaking his head “why did I post this thread”….
can_con on January 11, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Poor Aluaakbar Allapundumento!!

Sherman1864 on January 11, 2013 at 11:39 PM

No. It is disrespectful to call my dog “Obama”.

It happens to be the other dude’s name.

WryTrvllr on January 11, 2013 at 11:42 PM

I call him by several names.Just about all of them would get me banned from every website left or right.

jeffinsjvca on January 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM

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.

Asking so little of the first not even half black president is most racist. MLK died for nothing.

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Obama’s somehow been uniquely disrespected as president.

He has been uniquely protected, for shame. It will be detrimental to minorities who work hard and earn the position.

MLK cries in his grave.

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Worst president, right after Carter

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2013 at 11:56 PM

In a relative sense or as an absolute? This country is being harmed far more by this clown than by carter because we started from a worse position.

To me that makes the damage he is knowingly inflicting much worse.

WryTrvllr on January 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Sorry, misread the order

WryTrvllr on January 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM

O’Carter?

Alberta_Patriot on January 12, 2013 at 12:16 AM

The hypocrisy here is off the charts. This is the same network that called President Bush a monkey, an idiot, and a fascist.

SoulGlo on January 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM

LOL — h/t to Doug Powers (link):
From a statement on the White House website:
The Leaders [Obama and Karzai] said …

KS Rex on January 12, 2013 at 12:36 AM

I remember a time, when using his middle name was racist, now using his last name is.

Why don’t they just come out, and say the only correct name to reference him is “Lightbringer”?

Rebar on January 12, 2013 at 1:00 AM

O’Hole

Bulletchaser on January 12, 2013 at 1:04 AM

My three year old daughter called him Rocky Bama and for me it has stuck.I enjoy using it.

tommer74 on January 12, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Bookmarked under: Stupid Sh!t You Just Can’t Make Up

BruthaMan on January 12, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Can they even spell the word disrespectful correctly, much less have a clue what it really means?

stukinIL4now on January 12, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Charlie Foxtrot

kurtzz3 on January 12, 2013 at 2:45 AM

oh lol just lol. I worked in the Chancellor’s office of a major university in California totally surrounded by lefties.

It was always “President Clinton” in a tone of profound reverence and “Bush” and “Regan” said with a snarl.

Incandescent on January 12, 2013 at 5:18 AM

I’ve read that in certain quarters of Chicago Cake Boy is used.

vityas on January 12, 2013 at 5:22 AM

Since when does progressive mean touchy feely we all love each other crap.
 
libfreeordie on January 9, 2013 at 5:26 PM

rogerb on January 12, 2013 at 6:04 AM

0′smoker

tbear44 on January 12, 2013 at 6:19 AM

fuc****ck works for me.

tom daschle concerned on January 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM

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

Important question…millions of unemployed Americans want to know!

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 12, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Screw MSNBC . . . respect is earned and speech is free (so far).

rplat on January 12, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Ø

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 12, 2013 at 7:20 AM

MSNBC=”Terrance and Phillip” doing the news. Crupp should be ashamed to publicly give them the time of day.

onomo on January 12, 2013 at 7:42 AM

For several years I’ve offered up “DOTUS”.

And it comes with several options:

DESTROYER of the United States

DISMANTLER of the United States

DIVIDER of the United States

……..and now can we add DISARMER of the United States to the list?

And heck he hasn’t even started his second term, there’s still more time.

PappyD61 on January 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Captain Perfect
Socialist Jesus
Il Douche
Godking Obama

ZK on January 12, 2013 at 8:26 AM

I usually just use Barry0 or 0bama when typing (both with zeroes) because it is meant for public consumption.

When speaking, I use much more colorful language.

Siddhartha Vicious on January 12, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Disrespectful? Certainly it is. messiahs ought to never be referred to by their first name–they might get angry and let the seas rise anyway.

Don L on January 12, 2013 at 8:59 AM

If Obama has been uniquely disrespected as a president it’s because he has uniquely disrespected his office. ….

HiJack on January 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

+3, Jack.

0bama gets the respect he earns, like anyone else earns respect.

Hauuuck! (face left and down) PTOOEY!

ProfShadow on January 12, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Actually it was Obama who openly stated that he didn’t like the constitution which ironically created the very Office of the President that he holds,therefore, to disrespect either him or his title is merely agreeing with his thinking, hence can hardly be considered, disrespectful.

Don L on January 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM

President B. Hussein Obama

MikeA on January 12, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Whoever said Obama deserves any respect?

And, fwiw, we called Reagan “Reagan”, and Bush “Bush” or “Dubya.”

So yeah… more verbal vomit from the liberal punditry.

SAMinVA on January 12, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I just refer to him as (NMP) Obama. “Not My President”

William Teach on January 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM

“If Obama has been uniquely disrespected as a president it’s because he has uniquely disrespected his office. ….

HiJack on January 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

That singular honor belongs to Clinton and Clinton alone. Obama & his Hordes have done incalculable damage to the Republic and our economy, but I can’t really say he has disrespected the office per se. He has disrespected just about everyone and everything else. Doctors, banks, republicans, Christians, Special Olympians, the Supreme Court, Congress, the law, etc…

SAMinVA on January 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I usually call him, Teh Won, when I’m writing about him (in reference to his famous “I won” quote). Otherwise, when speaking of him I will refer to him as either Obummer, Obaahmaah or His Lord And Master. Spouse refers to him as The Rockstar, which I do think is appropriate given his celebrity status.

theotherone on January 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM

“Dear Reader” has always been my (family-friendly) favorite.

drunyan8315 on January 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Then I guess that young Racist would completely freak out if he knew that I refer to Obama as “The Manchurian President” or “Scooter”.

kingsjester on January 12, 2013 at 11:24 AM

So the latest “dog whistle” is “Obama”? Has his highness been elevated to such stature as a deity that we’re now not even allowed to utter his name? What next, no “graven images”, a la Mohammed?

tpitman on January 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Obama doesn’t want to be President Obama, he wants to be King Obama.

lea on January 12, 2013 at 11:59 AM

If I had a hemorrhoid it would look exactly like.. well, you know who.

philoise65 on January 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Perhaps MSNBC would prefer that we call Obama “His Majesty”? Or perhaps “Your Highness”? Seems like that’s the only thing that would satisfy them.

RebeccaH on January 12, 2013 at 12:33 PM

No, let’s call him “Shrub” …

ShainS on January 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Lord I hope so. That is certainly my intent.

Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama,
Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama,
et cetera ad nauseum.

WestTexasBirdDog on January 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Just another case of leftist ‘African Americans’ demanding that white people use/not use certain words… I’m sure Jamie Fox calls Barry all kinds of… *… around the barque pit.

Next week there will be a demand to say PBUH every time you say Barry’s made up name.
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RalphyBoy on January 12, 2013 at 2:55 PM

I can’t get too worked up by anything said by someone using their stripper name for the on air nom de plume.

Cindy Munford on January 12, 2013 at 3:42 PM

What next, no “graven images”, a la Mohammed?

tpitman on January 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM

They managed to make that Obama/Joker photoshop disappear. It was too on the money. That image should be posted on billboards.

Buddahpundit on January 12, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Is it disrespectful to call Obama Chavez?

petefrt on January 11, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Yes. That shows great disrespect to Chavez.

But in my house we don’t disrespect him by calling him Obama. We speak of him truthfully, calling him Fuc# Face, or FF for short. He is beneath all dignity and respect. The only thing I wouldn’t call him is President.

And Toure is an out and out racist pig.

NOMOBO on January 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM

It all depends.

George Bush is called “Bush.”
Richard Nixon is called “Nixon.”
Bill Clinton is called “The Former President.”

TimBuk3 on January 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM

I’ve just taken to calling them A$$ Kiss Media. With Obama being teh A$$ of course.

And the intelligent, amazing, awesome, beautiful, huntress SE Cupp in not included in that gaggle of morons.

HAExpert on January 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

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