President worried that media just isn’t liberal enough

posted at 11:01 am on January 27, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Perhaps the second term of the Obama presidency will wind up being an era of bipartisan unity after all. One hopeful sign comes with a recent interview done by The New Republic with the President, in which he identifies an area where the POTUS and his Republican opponents clearly seem to agree. The media is just too darned biased.

“One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates,” he tells editor Frank Foer and owner and publisher Chris Hughes. “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.”

But it’s not just Fox or Rush who are to blame. Nearly as culpable are those who ostensibly provide both sides of the debate, because… well, you know:

The president also faulted nonpartisan media outlets for their adherence to “he said, she said” journalism, which places equal blame on Democrats and Republicans when, according to the president, Republicans should bear more blame.

“[T]hat’s one of the biggest problems we’ve got in how folks report about Washington right now, because I think journalists rightly value the appearance of impartiality and objectivity,” Obama told Foer and Hughes. “And so the default position for reporting is to say, ‘A plague on both their houses.’ On almost every issue, it’s, ‘Well, Democrats and Republicans can’t agree’—as opposed to looking at why is it that they can’t agree. Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?”

See? That’s the problem with the media! You can’t just go around reporting on the views of both parties, or even blaming one party more than the other. In order for media coverage of politics and governments to truly be fair, they need to point out that Barack Obama is always right, the Republicans are always wrong, and the Democrats would be getting so much more done if the GOP would only stop trying to block their agenda. Is that so much to ask?

Look, the national media has a lot of problems, and there’s no doubt about it. And the problems are not found exclusively at MSNBC or Fox. Print media has essentially died, no longer commanding the resources to do the kind of reporting – particularly on local stories – which they once took charge of. Television news seems all too often to have become jealous of the success of the Real Housewives franchise and begun emulating them wherever possible. But if the President wants to call them out for bias, he’s going to have to do a bit more credible job than that.

For full disclosure, it should be noted that the interview above was conducted, in part, by Chris Hughes, who is listed as “an Obama donor who worked on the 2008 campaign,” and who bought The New Republic last year and now runs it. So… balance.


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My gawd, the jackassery. It burns.

Purple Fury on January 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

when Ovomit speaks, i wanna throw up….

ARIZONAVETERAN on January 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I can only assume The One was dissatisfied with the overall quality of his last Chris Mathews leg-humping.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM

President worried that media just isn’t liberal enough

…JugEars is a goofy as bluegill !
Palin…Palin…Palin!

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM

There’s only one solution to this. The government must take over the media and establish a Ministry of Truth.

Kataklysmic on January 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?”

Those who do not wish to consort with thieves – that’s who!

OldEnglish on January 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

O and the dems have been making this argument since he won the presidency. And I’d say most networks have taken his case to heart. This is just a little nudge to go farther. He already has the media repeating his blatant lies and alternative facts and his newspeak (tax increases are now “revenues,” sporting rifles are now “military style assault weapons”, tax rates remaining unchanged now “costs the government” $x Trillion dollars).

Timin203 on January 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

If Nancy Pelosi had a son, he’d look like Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

ARIZONAVETERAN on January 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

It’s the “Fly Guy” speakin’…what else would one expect?

metroryder on January 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Kataklysmic on January 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Fair enough – but if they create a Ministry of Silly Walks, I’m going Galt!

OldEnglish on January 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

The president also faulted nonpartisan media outlets for their adherence to “he said, she said” journalism, which places equal blame on Democrats and Republicans when, according to the president, Republicans should bear more blame.

So the Dems who had control of The Presidency AND both houses for his first two years AND the the Presidency and the Senate his second two don’t bear more blame? Anyone for some CoCo Puffs?

CW on January 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

! You can’t just go around reporting on the views of both parties, or even blaming one party more than the other. In order for media coverage of politics and governments to truly be fair, they need to point out that Barack Obama is always right, the Republicans are always wrong, and the Democrats would be getting so much more done if the GOP would only stop trying to block their agenda. Is that so much to ask?

…is ATTACK WATCH still in effect?…I need their number!

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Congressman Issa Sir, “WE THE PEOPLE” want to know when the LYING RACIST named ERIC HOLDER is going to be ARRESTED and put on TRIAL for, CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS, PERJURY and TREASON?

ARIZONAVETERAN on January 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Hey enough Americans have been convinced that killing their own babies is a good thing, so now they can be convinced of anything. War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, 2+2=5, and so on.
We have always been at war with Eastrepublican.

Flange on January 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Narcissistic personality disorder

Definition
By **** Clinic staff

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in relationships and in other areas of their life, such as work or school.

dmann on January 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

A little little “man”.

WordsMatter on January 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

The hubris of this douche bag clown is overwhelming.

Doomsday on January 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

I’m going to stick my neck out and applaud the president for saying this. It’s a full admission of his Marxism, as well as confirmation of what we know to be true about his intent for the media.

nobar on January 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

He’s a whiny little b-tch.

CW on January 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM

The leader of the free world, the most powerful man on earth, is looking to blame others?

*facepalm*

Paul-Cincy on January 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I was reading an article and it was probably on HotAir that Obama is tied with Obama as the most polarizing President in the Gallup poll for 9 out of the 10 years they have asked the question on job approval.

I would like to point out that unlike Bush who received the polarizing press against him, Obama has the benefit of having the most FAVORABLE press of any recent President if not ever.

I expected that after watching the Palin treatment in 2008 that the press had hitched their wagon to Obama in a way that couldn’t be severed. The MSM had recommended him to the American people and were co-owners of his Presidency. It looks like Obama knows that would he ever to let them off the reservation it would unravel for him quickly because the truth if it is said enough by the MSM is that HE is the problem in Washington and Obama knows that.

So he uses a tactic we have started to see repeatedly from Obama, accuse other of something to drive them in the direction you want or to cover what really is happening for the narrative.

Saying the press is too liberal is keeping them in line as a propaganda machine for him as he tries to call Gun Control, Global Warming, Amnesty, Trillion Dollar debts, No Budgets, etc centrist politics that Americans should support. It’s all very planned outrage.

Conan on January 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Flange on January 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I have been saying for years up is down and down is up. People need to wake the eff up.

CW on January 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

GREEN ENERGY CHALLENGE, IF ONLY THERE WAS A WAY TO CONVERT ALL OF oBOWma’s LIES AND FLIP-FLOPS TO ELECTRICAL POWER, WE COULD POWER ALL OF AMERICAS HOMES……….

ARIZONAVETERAN on January 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

is looking to blame others?

….
Paul-Cincy on January 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Always.

CW on January 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Like how he name-checks Darth Rush.

I wonder if he is a frequent listener.

CorporatePiggy on January 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM

If Nancy Pelosi had a son, he’d look like Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

ARIZONAVETERAN on January 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

As soon as I finish laughing I’m going to figure out why that must be so wrong….

Jazz Shaw on January 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM

I’m going to stick my neck out and applaud the president for saying this. It’s a full admission of his Marxism, as well as confirmation of what we know to be true about his intent for the media.

nobar on January 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

This is far from the first time he and people in his administration have made this argument. They’ve been saying the media has a bias toward “showing both sides even if one side is clearly wrong” since at least 2008.

They want the media to present the FACTS (as they see it) not a wishy washy version of the facts in which they do a 5 minute segment on how bad the republicans are then slip in a quick “and republicans argue that democrats won’t negotiate either.”

Progressives think that gives too much credence to the other side by even mentioning their position.

Timin203 on January 27, 2013 at 11:16 AM

If Nancy Pelosi had a son, he’d look like Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

ARIZONAVETERAN on January 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Too funny. And that son would surely overdose on drups…I would if I looked like Deb W. Schultz.

Speaking of Nanny Pelosi, that is one old woman. I just wish someone would Photoshop a picture of that old hag with the true color of her hair, which should be snow white by now. And the libs talk about old, white men in Congress. Jeesh!

metroryder on January 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

More fluffers ASAP!

Bmore on January 27, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Saying the press is too liberal is keeping them in line as a propaganda machine for him as he tries to call Gun Control, Global Warming, Amnesty, Trillion Dollar debts, No Budgets, etc centrist politics that Americans should support. It’s all very planned outrage.

Conan on January 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

It’s subtle, but the complaint isn’t that the media isn’t LIBERAL enough, it’s that they acknowledge that there is a conflicting argument.

Liberals are irked by the fact that the media still give a nod to impartiality by acknowledging another argument exists. They want their arguments treated like fact.

A prime example would be the media doing a segment on climate change then featuring a quick sound bite of a republican saying climate change doesnt exist. To liberals, thats akin to the media doing the story on the holocaust then featuring a clip of an imam saying the holocaust never happened.

They want their liberal views seen as fact, not as an opinion that allows for alternative viewpoint.

Timin203 on January 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?”

My copy of the Constitution doesn’t contain the part that says “no member of Congress shall disagree with legislation proposed by the majority or President”.

Can somebody help me out and send me the latest version?

BobMbx on January 27, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Awww, trying to be a “regular guy” again, are we?

He always uses “folks” when he wants to fake that he’s just like the common people, instead of “the one we have been waiting for.”

Wethal on January 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM

The media will fall all over themselves to portray 0 as always right and repubs and cons as always wrong, sheesh, like they don’t do enough of that already.

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Thanks moochers – 4 more years of this lying sack of dog poop

gophergirl on January 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Print media has essentially died, no longer commanding the resources to do the kind of reporting – particularly on local stories – which they once took charge of.

I think newspapers abandoned local coverage before local readers abandoned them: the free market guarantees consequences more than profits, and the decision of many media chains to increase short-term profits by cheapening the product has had the predictable consequence.

PersonFromPorlock on January 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

I loath this man with every fiber of my body.

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

All you had to do was watch both the coverage(if you call it that) of the March for life and the coverage of the gun control debate to know Obama is FOS.

CW on January 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

It’s subtle, but the complaint isn’t that the media isn’t LIBERAL enough, it’s that they acknowledge that there is a conflicting argument.

Timin203 on January 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

This.

This was the whole point of his inaugural speech. “The argument is over. I won. Don’t try to say there are two (or more) ways of viewing society and government.”

He has re-written the constitution to justify collectivism. Anyone who disagrees with him is not presenting a rational argument that is worth considering; his opponents are irrational, evil people who want orphans to starve and to throw granny off a cliff. No one, including the media, should give them any time or attention.

Wethal on January 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I loath this man with every fiber of my body.

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Yep

gophergirl on January 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

If only all media would recognize the greatness of the The First Dog Eating Jackass Preznit.

And if not, well then I suppose the 1st Amendment will have to be looked at closely.

Bishop on January 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

F this guy.

I’ve never seen someone more obsessed with shirking responsbility for actions than this clown.

Grow up.

budfox on January 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Look, the national media has a lot of problems, and there’s no doubt about it. And the problems are not found exclusively at MSNBC or Fox. Print media has essentially died, no longer commanding the resources to do the kind of reporting – particularly on local stories – which they once took charge of.

They’re still powerful and the Liberal Media (what is this MSM crap?) is the sole reason Obama was elected twice.

And as long as you have partisan types as I Eat A lot of Candy Crowley moderating debates on behalf of her democrat butt-buddys, Republicans/conservatives won’t be winning elections any time soon.

sentinelrules on January 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

If Debbie Wasserman-Schultz spawned it’d look like that big hairy thing from The Adams Family.

Media Research Center, god-frickin-fruckus-love-em, needs to hop on this gravy train fast.

ahlaphus on January 27, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Yup–the First Amendment is a liberals-only ‘suggestion’.**

**subject to change without prior notice

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I abhor this man as much as anyone…

He is showing all his true colours, are we the only ones who see him for what he is? I guess so…

Even before he was elected I saw a man who would divide the country, and he sure is working hard on that.

*phtooey* on him and his cohorts…

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM

245 dead from indoor fireworks display? We MUST BAN FIREWORKS.

John the Libertarian on January 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

He’s loves to play by the “rules”……this one is #12.

“One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates,” he tells editor Frank Foer and owner and publisher Chris Hughes. “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.”

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

RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

PappyD61 on January 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

metroryder on January 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Nancy Pelosi before being elected to Congress the first time.

SWalker on January 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

How’s about a big fat fatwa up in this!

ahlaphus on January 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM

…is ATTACK WATCH still in effect?…I need their number!

KOOLAID2

They don’t need it, they have that silly petition thing where opponents just report themselves.

Knott Buyinit on January 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Hes moving hard left. This bodes ill for the nation. I get the feeling that the next 4 years are going to be very painful. The rich repubs ought to buy up a few networks to even the playing field. Make no mistake, Obama is trying to destroy the republican party. Thats obvious.

tommy71 on January 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

What really makes me ill is the fact that, after having abandoned Hillary for the sexier and more historical O five years ago, pretty soon the media will start embracing the narrative that Hillary is the next inevitable one. They’ll owe it to her after screwing her over for O. You could see that after the Benghazi hearing. Get ready.

Texlib on January 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

THIS must be shutdown and ridiculed….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq7kBcA5q1w

….and here he pulls out #5 to do just that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58FVeYjHpM8

PappyD61 on January 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Troll free thread. I garontee.

Del Dolemonte on January 27, 2013 at 11:46 AM

This guy is about as Presidential as his wife is Miss Manners.

pat on January 27, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Can we PLEASE dump this thread? The crybaby Obama is way too much to tolerate any more.

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM

For full disclosure, it should be noted that the interview above was conducted, in part, by Chris Hughes, who is listed as “an Obama donor who worked on the 2008 campaign,” and who bought The New Republic last year and now runs it. So… balance.

It’s funny what has slipped out even in a sympathetic interview.

The piece starts off with an account of how Obama missed a gun-control vote in the Illinois Legislature because he couldn’t be bothered to return from a Hawaiian holiday.

We then get gems like “we go skeet shooting at Camp David” in answer to whether he’s ever shot a gun, and maybe he wouldn’t let his son play football (even if he’ll let his daughters join the infantry – course the interviewer never raised anything like that).

He’s a typical messiah/professor who loves the sound of his own voice and thinks everybody wants to hear his pronouncements on everything.

Unfortunately, given the MSM and his other fawning supporters, he’s at least partly right.

Drained Brain on January 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Troll free thread. I garontee.

Del Dolemonte on January 27, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I’ll debate you on that, Del. This is the perfect chance for them to defend him out the wazoo.

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

My gawd, the jackassery. It burns.

Purple Fury on January 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

It’s not jackassery (well, it’s not ONLY that). It’s deliberate strategy. He needs a ferocious, unified and monomaniacal media to complete his objectives. Any breakdown in the machinery at this point would be ruinous. Everything he does is about feeding the beast — of his base, of the conscience and true believery of the progressive media elites. I know many progressives who deeply believe the media is a corporate conservative tool. This is a lodestar Chomsky narrative, and many have internalized it. Obama is playing on this sense and fear, feeding the narrative beast of his audience, hoping to intimidate and shore up the leftist media vanguard. Now is not the time to waver!

rrpjr on January 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Just a reminder for those that think John McCain has ANY POSITION to impact Conservative opinion…..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1076999/McCain-appears-concede-lose-telling-voters-We-fear-Barack-Obama-White-House.html

McCain appears to concede he could lose by telling voters: We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House

John McCain is in more hot water after appearing to concede he could lose the US presidential election by telling voters they have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.

The extraordinary gaffe comes just three weeks before Election Day with the Republican candidate trailing badly in the polls.

Now Republican aides fear he may have further damaged his chances by accepting the possibility that he could be defeated.


After a particularly fired-up rally in Minnesota, Mr McCain was booed when he tried to sooth the crowd, defending Mr Obama as ‘a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.’

PappyD61 on January 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Barry is all about “balanced” reporting.

“The current state of the economy is all Bush’s fault!”

GarandFan on January 27, 2013 at 11:54 AM

” We Folks ” are tired of this clown.

Drill and Fill on January 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

GREEN ENERGY CHALLENGE, IF ONLY THERE WAS A WAY TO CONVERT ALL OF oBOWma’s LIES AND FLIP-FLOPS TO ELECTRICAL POWER, WE COULD POWER ALL OF AMERICAS HOMES……….

ARIZONAVETERAN on January 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I don’t think I have seen you post here before or at least not very much, but the three comments you have made in this thread are spot on! You should come here more often.

VegasRick on January 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I despise this a-hole.

Resist We Much on January 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I think newspapers abandoned local coverage before local readers abandoned them: the free market guarantees consequences more than profits, and the decision of many media chains to increase short-term profits by cheapening the product has had the predictable consequence.

PersonFromPorlock on January 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Or newspapers / media in general are more concerned about pushing an agenda than turning a profit, because they know that rich liberals will bail them out when push comes to shove.

Ideology / crony capitalism trumped free markets with much of our main stream media.If they were only worried about making money, they wouldn’t want to lose credibility and subscribers by being so blatantly in the bag for O and the progressives.

Timin203 on January 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Sure as Christ made little green apples, liberals want us Conservatives locked away. Once they have us in nice tight little camps, the shooting of us will begin.

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Maybe he should be concentrating some of his worrying on another reset with the Russkies.

We’re all pawns as the Faculty Lounge is finally in charge of everything.

Drained Brain on January 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

there are no simple answers. The left/government/media are all so intertwined thru ideology and marriage and socially that they just because happy, wealthy puppets that loath anyone who rocks their boat.

so routine stories of obama malfeasance like this

Obama Continues to Violate His Own ‘Stimulus’ Law by Not Releasing Quarterly Reports

aren’t even considered news, except on Drudge

if an R would actually get in the Leviathan would be on a 24/7 mission to destroy him/her personally and politically.

i know it has become fashionable to get into the media’s face. I like that, challenge and ridicule at every turn…but of course, the down sie is that they will stop inviting you. They have their stable of Brooks, Noonan, Frum etc. to play the hat in hand token

r keller on January 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Maybe he should be concentrating some of his worrying on another reset with the Russkies.

We’re all pawns as the Faculty Lounge is finally in charge of everything.

Drained Brain on January 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

“Mongo simply pawn in game of life.”

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?

You really have to wonder about the supposed intelligence of someone who would make this statement. I mean, take it out of politics all together; the lack of basic logic and understanding of differing viewpoints and who might be to blame for them is staggeringly juvenile.

BKeyser on January 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

PappyD61 on January 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

It makes me wonder why on earth the RP don’t use the same tactics?

It’s about time they did…

Forget it, won’t happen…

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

NORTH DAKOTA STRUGGLE WITH IT”S PROSPERITY

This morning’s Minneapolis StarTribune headline and above the fold story.

Only in the Obama Media is “Prosperity” something to be “Struggled” with.

I kid you not.

http://www.startribune.com/local/188503971.html

Bruno Strozek on January 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

We need a set of “Traitor Cards”….like the target cards created for the Iraq war in 2003.
They would “fly” off the shelves, like the flies on Oblabla’s face.
Photos of the anti-Constitutionalists are readily available on the web.
Enter your choices here:
1. Obama…ACE of SPADES
2. Holder..King of SPADES
2. Biden
3. Pelosi
4. Reid
5. Hillary Clinton
ETC.
Don’t forget to add your favorite nicknames for the traitorous rabble.
There is a difference between stupid and traitorous.
Have Fun!
III/0317

dirtengineer on January 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

McCain appears to concede he could lose by telling voters: We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House
PappyD61 on January 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

He wanted to lose. But only after telling everybody how much he wanted to win. The guy is a psychotic masochist.

rrpjr on January 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM

It makes me wonder why on earth the RP don’t use the same tactics?

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

This question presumes that the GOPe desire a different outcome than Obama. A presumption for which their is a complete and total lack of evidence.

SWalker on January 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Why does this horse’s patoot think it is the job of the media to think for us? That would indicate to me that he doesn’t think very highly of the people’s intelligence. Considering that they reelected him, I can understand that and have had some serious doubts myself.

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Don’t forget to add your favorite nicknames for the traitorous rabble.
There is a difference between stupid and traitorous.
Have Fun!
III/0317

dirtengineer on January 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

6. John “Bought and Paid for” Boehner
7. Mitch “Obama’s B!tch” McConnell

SWalker on January 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Why does this horse’s patoot think it is the job of the media to think for us? That would indicate to me that he doesn’t think very highly of the people’s intelligence. Considering that they reelected him, I can understand that and have had some serious doubts myself.

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

But he’s so cooool…. Gotta go, Honey Boo Boo is on…

sandee on January 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Bruno Strozek on January 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Got to love the Strib

gophergirl on January 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

SWalker on January 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Absolutely.

You are so much more articulate than I!

The only thing I can think of is that conservatives adopt the very same tactics, we need to quit playing ‘nice’ cuz we have christian values.

Sometimes one has to get down and dirty to win…

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Why does this horse’s patoot think it is the job of the media to think for us? That would indicate to me that he doesn’t think very highly of the people’s intelligence. Considering that they reelected him, I can understand that and have had some serious doubts myself.

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Obama thinks only of Obama, Cynthia.

Of course you can’t figure it out. No normal healthy sane person can grasp Obama’s level of lunatic narcissism.

The only way to understand Obama is to destroy the parts of your brain that make you whole.

I really wouldn’t recommend it. I like you just as you are. ~S~

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

He doesn’t think very highly of us… it’s a given… considering how he portrays conservatives…

He polarized us from the start, and he is expanding on that now.

It will get much worse…

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

The only thing I can think of is that conservatives adopt the very same tactics, we need to quit playing ‘nice’ cuz we have christian values.

Sometimes one has to get down and dirty to win…

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

No matter how you feel about christian values, I think it’s safe to say that the denizens of DC of both parties are some of the most morally corrupt people on the planet.

I don’t think values are what’s holding the Republican party back. I just think they have no interest in anything beyond their little sphere of power.

Timin203 on January 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Obama thinks only of himself. Outside him, in his mind, there is no one else.

I bet that, if he had to choose between the Oval Office and his daughters, he would choose the Office.

That’s the kind of person he is.

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Will no one rid me of this troublesome marxist?

rayra on January 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM

And for the most part, I disagree with SWalker. I don’t think ALL of the republicans are active proponents of progressivism. I’d say a large amount don’t really have any ideological beliefs, and just say whatever focus groups well to become powerful congressmen. All they care about is being personally powerful… in the “know,” invited to the right parties, in charge of committees and sub-committees, having businessmen grovel at their feet, making decisions that regularly affect millions of people.

Think about the type of person drawn to politics.

Timin203 on January 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Obie is a piece of work..What a loser..:(

Dire Straits on January 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM

From experience, the liberal mind is focused primarily on conservatives, it is fixed in their heads exactly who and what we are.

It seems this polarization has been going on for far longer than I know for it to be so ingrained.

It has become the ‘rabid’ thought of liberals.

There is no shaking it…

As INC pointed out, their use of semantics is deep, their polarization is ‘rabid’ and they will not stop until they can cheer loudly they have defeated the last conservative.

They could gives a rats’ about repubs because most are just like them.

We are now the ‘dirty’ word within both parties…

We stand alone, together.

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Hey dirtengineer, how about” Sloopy Joe” Biden

Drill and Fill on January 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM

The most incompetent, childish, thin skinned President in history…

mnjg on January 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Will no one rid me of this troublesome marxist?

rayra on January 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Patience there, Patriot.

There’s a line from an old song by the band Chicago:

“The good things in life
Take a long time.”

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Preaching to the quoir!!

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Preaching to the quoir!!

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Well, I’m quite the expert at stating the obvious. :-)

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM

ALL dissent must be crushed!

Disagreement with Dear Leader is treason.

Report your family’s crimes.

That is the Obamaworld.

wildcat72 on January 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM

quoir = choir! Duh!

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM

“[T]hat’s one of the biggest problems we’ve got in how folks report about Washington right now, because I think journalists rightly value the appearance of impartiality and objectivity,”

This guy is delusional. Seriously, he really is. If a Republican were in office, how would the dinosaur media have reported on the economy, Fast & Furious, Benghazi, non-recess appointments, executive orders and a host of other things? They’d be talking non-stop about impeachment.

‘Well, Democrats and Republicans can’t agree’—as opposed to looking at why is it that they can’t agree. Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?”

Well, he could start by re-reading the divisive and hostile inaugural speech he gave last week. Beyond his passive-aggressiveness and narcissism, he is also the least self-aware person on the planet.

RadClown on January 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Bruno Strozek on January 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I thought that would be an article about how selfish North Dakotans are and how they struggle with the lefty moral imperative of handing over a “fair shre” to the other states who are needy (CA, IL, for example.)

Wethal on January 27, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Will no one rid me of this troublesome marxist?

rayra on January 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Patience there, Patriot.

There’s a line from an old song by the band Chicago:

“The good things in life
Take a long time.”

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I love hotair

bridgetown on January 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Scrumpy on January 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

I think you are right.

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

I love hotair

bridgetown on January 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM

What makes the place so excellent is the many Conservatives who abide here.

Liam on January 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

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