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Obama: It’s The Bloggers’ Fault

Barack Obama basked Wednesday in the glow of the unconditional surrender of the Republican Party during the so-called “government shutdown” – and the debate over authorizing additional unsustainable government borrowing. For those of you who missed it, this was a very costly white flag raising by the Grand Old Party…

Barack Obama basked Wednesday in the glow of the unconditional surrender of the Republican Party during the so-called “government shutdown” – and the debate over authorizing additional unsustainable government borrowing.

For those of you who missed it, this was a very costly white flag raising by the Grand Old Party … with even costlier long-term repercussions.

But never mind that because Obama has political points to score. To wit …

“Now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul,” Obama said.

Wait … the bloggers?

Jeez …

The irony here is we were merely carrying the torch he lit back in 2006 – when he correctly bashed fiscally liberal Republicans for their unsustainable deficit spending (something we’ve been doing for the last seven years, too).

But let’s address his points one by one, shall we?

Has Obama grown the economy? No. Growth is anemic … and slipping.

Has he created good jobs? No … a record 90 million people are currently out of the workforce.

Has he strengthened the middle class? No … American incomes continue to fall.

Has he educated our children? No … nor our adults.

Has he laid the foundation for broad-based prosperity? No … he’s created a massive job-killing entitlement full of tax hikes and regulatory oppression.

And finally, has he gotten our nation’s fiscal house in order for the long haul?

Ha!

That’s a good one …

But hey, don’t listen to us … we’re just bloggers who “profit from conflict.”

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81 comments

Smirks October 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm

So a shutdown and default would result in all of those things? Most economists disagree with you, thinking instead it would be catastrophic if the debt ceiling wasn’t raised. Even the Kochs backed off, even Pat Robertson. The only ones deluding themselves were Tea Partiers, right wing bloggers and talking heads, and the gullible masses that lapped that shit up. Even the establishment GOP knew it was suicide. And it was all for, of all things, to get rid of health care reform with zero replacement.

Not to cut spending. Not to create jobs. Not to lower deficits. Not to scale back really abusive government programs. Not to eradicate powers that strip us of our right to privacy, to a fair trial before being killed, to have a day in court so we don’t rot in prison for nothing. Not to end wars, stop needless drug war problems, or close Gitmo. Not to peel back crony capitalism or kill needless subsidies to highly profitable industries. Not to reign in Big Pharma or massive health insurance corporations. Not to fix Social Security or Medicare.

No, all for the ACA. All for a fucking pipe dream.

I sincerely hope the GOP gets a thorough shellacking next year and as many TP dipshits as possible are finally flushed out of the House. Maybe then they will stop this petty crap and wise the fuck up.

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johnq October 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm

No, the TP dickwads will insure another Democratic victory in 2016 and likely lose them the house in 2014. Let’s keep em around just for laughs.

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Anon. October 17, 2013 at 10:06 pm

johnq don’t bet your EBT card on it!

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Sailor October 18, 2013 at 12:35 am

Smirks has nailed it again! Bravo!

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Anonymous March 23, 2023 at 1:19 pm

Hey !! I be glad when thos weather break so I can go fishing..

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Frank Pytel October 18, 2013 at 6:29 am

HUFPO ALERT

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Cynic's Party '14 October 18, 2013 at 11:36 am

Bitter old fuck alert.

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SCBlues October 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Frank – you are a constipated old fool with a computer – nothing more.

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Frank Pytel October 20, 2013 at 8:01 am

YOU’RE FIRED PUTZ

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johnq October 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

If all it takes for our country to be prosperous is to vote in conservative republicans why is South Carolina such a shithole?

I mean you mealy mouth fucking assholes have only been in charge for 30 years of South Carolina being last in every fucking thing good and first in everything bad. When is this brilliant conservative fucking plan supposed to work its goddamn magic?

This decade or the next?

Fucking talk, that’s all you got. Conservatism and republicans have been an absolute failure for South Carolina and you stupid fucking cocksuckers think you can run our country? Fat fucking chance! Fuck, fuck, fuck ,fuck!! When I think of you fucking assholes all I can do is cuss!

FUCK YOU!!

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Sweepin October 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Although a bit over the top, I share your thoughts.

You having wine or liquor?

Wine here.

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johnq October 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Smirnoff Ice and a doober. That’s why I’m being so nice. I’m mellowed out.

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Drug test your employees October 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Smirnoff Ice and a doober, the evening relaxation method of the unemployed.

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johnq October 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Dude, I’m not Sic by a longshot. You don’t see me sitting around all day thinking up retarded shit to feed you feeble minded teafuckstiks.

Drug test your employees October 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Are you pissed that one day the teafuckstiks want the unemployment check to stop coming your way?

johnq October 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Not at all. They are about to go extinct by self immolation.

Drug test your employees October 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Yea bro, you don’t seem pissed. My people I know mellow out from weed.

Scooter October 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Nae, he sounds like an ignorant asshole to start with.

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chillz October 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Professor or public school teacher? Or community organiser?

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sulfurdiox October 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Just a civil Democrat doing what liberals do best….getting drunk off the aroma of their own flatus…

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employees test your Drug October 17, 2013 at 9:48 pm

At least I don’t talk to myself in comment posts like you seem to.

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johnq October 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Gotcha Keith! How lame is that. Ha Ha..

Theobserver October 19, 2013 at 7:21 am

I like yer ‘tude there sulfur – the little Progs who snipe at you should remember to light that flame in a long dark tunnel behind Le Presidenta

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Anon. October 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

johnq ~ Do you kiss “yo Momma” with that mouth?

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johnq October 18, 2013 at 7:10 am

Yours seemed to like it.

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Anon. October 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

johnq is that the best you can do? You’re a true liberal…

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Theobserver October 19, 2013 at 7:19 am

Don’t forget a Liberal- Progressive! Don’t short shift the little booger, cause he just can’t handle the mental strain.

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Will Folks aka Sic October 18, 2013 at 7:54 am

You think South Carolina elects conservatives? Here’s the real policy record of our “Tea Party” governor. (Hint – it’s NOT conservative).
https://www.fitsnews.com/2012/08/28/what-you-wont-hear-nikki-haley-say-in-tampa/

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SCBlues October 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I love johnq!!!!!!
He sure knows how to put you LOSERS in your place!!!

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Frank Pytel October 20, 2013 at 8:09 am

There are very few conservatives in the state house of sc. None in the governors mansion.

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idcydm October 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

And this the best of all coming from a community organizer “professional activist”.

The biggest problem we have in D.C. the absence of leadership and integrity, starting with the White House, the House of Representative and the Senate.

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johnq October 17, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Correction- community organizer that stomped your sorry asses

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idcydm October 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Yes he really displayed great leadership and integrity in his dress down today.

Did I distinguish Republicans and Democrats don’t think so.

Here’s some more leadership and integrity for you:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s
unpatriotic.” – Barack Obama, July 3, 2008

Since Bush was irresponsible and unpatriotic you can only paint Obama the same way.

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Theobserver October 19, 2013 at 7:13 am

An absolutely golden quote. It should be put out there for the low information voters (about 60% of voters) to remind them time and again, that their God is a deceitful hypocrite.

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Anon. October 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

johnq You’re a moron. I’m sure you believe Anthony Wiener when he said he “would have been Mayor of NYC if it wasn’t for the internet.”

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mablegreenway October 18, 2013 at 8:33 am

Make that Negro community agitator that continues to destroy the country.

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TyroneButterballs October 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

He’s a lawyer who won the Nobel Prize, thank you. Show a little respect.

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idcydm October 18, 2013 at 9:04 am

Are you saying calling the President a community organizer, which he was, is disrespectful?

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? October 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

Who cares if it is. They are ELECTED officials, nothing more. Further, as we can see they are elected by self interested people all scrambling for their piece of the pie for the most part.

If he wants to sniff the ass of royalty let him be a subject of the royal crown.

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Frank Pytel October 20, 2013 at 8:06 am

Commie organizer would be more accurate

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venomachine October 18, 2013 at 10:02 am

A discredited prize for a discredited performance is hardly anything to brag about.

I kinda felt sorry for the O-man when he got the Nobel. It robbed him of the opportunity to legitimately earn it.

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? October 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

Lawyer Drone strike king and Peace prize recipient.

The Nobel is nothing more than a bunch of euro-commies that use the little remaining legitimacy of their cookie award to push commie/Keynesian economics and award Peace Prizes to war mongers in the hope they’ll change their ways:

http://www.businessinsider.com/12-worst-nobel-peace-prize-winners-2013-10

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Squishy123 October 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Why won’t he release his college or law school transcripts? Why is it few people even remember him from college or law school?

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Theobserver October 19, 2013 at 7:15 am

Tie-roney, he ‘won the Noble prize’ when he had done nothing yet. Then the act he had been Nobled for, fell through. Talk about wasting a Noble prize on an ignoble person.

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SCBlues October 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

johnq – I love it! He definitely stomped some sorry asses! LOL
You gotta remember that most of these Obama Haters are losers and racists and Tea Baggers and – well, you know what I’m talking about.
Every sorry Republican in Congress ought to be forced to donate their salaries to the Treasury until we recoup that estimated $24 Billion that we lost over this BS . . . Republicans SUCK – big time!!

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Theobserver October 19, 2013 at 7:17 am

Stereo-typing again, I see. Certainly that is one of the acts of the intellectually inferior.

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Centrist View October 17, 2013 at 9:48 pm

“… we’re just bloggers who “profit from conflict.”

Conflict bloggers? Is that anything like conflict diamonds?

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Squishy123 October 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

He didn’t mention having to go through this again in January.

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johnq October 17, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Do you really think the republicans have the balls to get whipped twice before the elections?

Bring it!

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AtodaE October 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I am pretty sure once all the pro messiah folks get finished paying for their new mandatory health plans, they will be ready for another “change”. (or begging for some) LOL

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tomstickler October 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm

What are the odds http://www.fitsnews.com has never been accessed from a White House IP address?

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idcydm October 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm

It may not be the White House but someone in the Government is.

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Frank Pytel October 18, 2013 at 6:28 am

I Garountea

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Power to the sheeple October 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

“We are the NSA, the one branch of government that will listen to everything you say.”

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tomstickler October 17, 2013 at 11:36 pm

This just in:

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Residents of the District of Columbia were roused from their sleep by a massive fireworks display over the White House just after midnight, as President Obama declared what he called “a national day of gloating.”

“It would not be productive for this nation, going forward, to crow about our victory over political adversaries,” he said in a nationally televised address. “So let’s get it all out of our systems today.”

Immediately after the President’s speech, loudspeakers outside the White House blasted “We Are the Champions,” and the national day of gloating began.

In addition to a ticker-tape parade, the day’s events will include a screening on the Mall of a clip reel of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s marathon Senate speech, punctuated by sad trombone sounds.

“Starting tomorrow, my message to the Republicans is, ‘Let’s work together for the American people,’?” said Obama, wearing what appeared to be a beer hat. “But today my message is, ‘We won, bitchaz.’?”

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dm10ae October 18, 2013 at 3:27 am

Yea listen to Obama-follow blindly and don’t listen to other news sources or blogs-same thing happened last Sunday 10-13 on WACH -an interview with an
Obamacare “expert” said don’t listen to the news-turn it off concerning Obamacare and government.

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The Colonel October 18, 2013 at 6:01 am

The President blames; “…lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists…” – the very groups who got him elected.

Lobbyist run the White House – http://rt.com/usa/white-house-lobbyists-post-825/

Bloggers – http://www.blogs.com/topten/10-popular-obama-blogs/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_on_social_media

Talking Heads – http://archive.mrc.org/SpecialReports/2008/obama/obamaExecSum.asp (his comment was a shot at Rush Limbaugh and others but is telling none the less)

Professional Activists – let’s just start with ACORN and go from there

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Frank Pytel October 18, 2013 at 6:28 am

Daaaiimmmmm. Put another star on the collar son.

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GrandTango October 18, 2013 at 6:57 am

“Unconditional surrender” of the Republican Party????….You F*#k!*g idiot…this piece of $#!* defeated America when fence-riding Dumb@$$#$ like you sucked his &&*k on Nov. 6, 2012…

Republicans (or Conservatives in the GOP) are the only ones who have slowed this F*$k!#g colossal disaster of a president down. (see gun control, immigration, global warming and sequester)….

You and McCain put Obama in office. So STFU, while he bends your Stupid @$$ over and reams you out. YOU deserve it.

It’s contributing Americans like me, who have to suffer because of total F^*k-ups like FITS and Graham..You Liberal-Tarians are as big a problem as the worthless, lazy multi-voting takers who think he is doing a good job because the Obama-phone bill gets paid every month…..

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EJB October 18, 2013 at 7:12 am

There he is! Long time no type.

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The Colonel October 18, 2013 at 7:54 am

Is that what he doing – I figured a cat had jumped up on his keyboard…

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johnq October 18, 2013 at 7:14 am

Spit Obamas dick out of your mouth T your spewing a bunch of symbols instead of words.

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Will Folks aka Sic October 18, 2013 at 7:55 am

Welcome back Big T! Glad they got internet restored to your West Columbia mobile home.

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GrandTango October 18, 2013 at 10:29 am

I’d choose to be around REAL, hard-working people, who live in a mobile home park, anyday, over America-hating, elitist bigots like Obama, or Cushy, cliche Subdivision Yuppies, like FITS…

People who BUILD this country actually Know how dangerous yall are to freedom. We have to suffer the consequnces, while you get phat off the government…

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Blazin' Asshole October 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Allow me to use a Mel Brooks Ref: Your Native American name would be “Broken Rubber.”

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? October 18, 2013 at 10:15 am

Welcome back Freak Show.

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wonder October 18, 2013 at 7:38 am

Why do Democrats hate WWII vets and kids with cancer so much?

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CL October 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

Thought this was a fair examination of the problems with the Obamacare exchanges (and what that means for the economics of the program). I am sure many on here will reject it out of hand because the author is a conservative (gasp), but he details his biases and works through what he is hearing from his sources at both HHS and with the insurance companies. The take away is that the tech problems are bad, and there are probably even bigger problems that will have to be resolved on the back end once the front end is working. However, he believes his sources may be letting the uncertainty color their perception on just how bad it is right now. The technical problems can (presumably) be fixed. The real test will be economic flaw that conservatives have always pointed out. Will young, healthy Americans will act against their self interest to buy policies to subsidize care for older, sicker Americans? A several month delay where only motivated (and thus likely sick) shoppers are going to stick through the glitches to sign up is not a good start.

http://nationalreview.com/corner/361577/assessing-exchanges-yuval-levin

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SCBlues October 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Uh-huh – for you to say that you thought it was a “fair examination” tells me all I need to know from the get-go . . . .
Same old crap that you can read in any old conservative (gasp) propaganda publication from any old conservative (gasp). The “economic flaws that conservatives (gasps??) have always pointed out” have been thoroughly debunked – but do carry on.
Pitiful, CL. Just pitiful.

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CL October 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Someone with a bit more self awareness might be embarrassed to admit to refusing to even read something from someone who disagrees with you. Intellectual curiosity is a wonderful thing. But thanks for posting and once again serving as the poster child for the worst aspects of comment threads.

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SCBlues October 19, 2013 at 12:01 am

I admitted to refusing to read something?? Show me where I said I refused to read something. (And this ought to be good knowing your proclivity to shall we say “stretch the truth” – hence that Compulsive Liar nickname . . .). Honesty is a wonderful thing too, CL – but here’s a hundred bucks that says you will not be able to display any – prove me wrong.
And for the record – I have never – ever – seen you post anything on here or link to anything on here other than the likes of The National Review – someone with a bit more self awareness might realize what a big fat hypocrite that makes them for preaching about intellectual curiosity to others. Thanks for posting and once again proving yourself to be the biggest HYPOCRITE to ever comment on any internet site.

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CL October 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

You said the fact that I called it fair was all you needed to know and dismissed it as propaganda. Either you did not read it, or you have more trouble with reading comprehension than I thought. I don’t think I have ever read propaganda with disclaimers or where one concludes that criticism of a program they dislike is overstated. He must be the worst propagandist in history.

For the record, you obviously do not read what I post. I make a point when possible to link liberal or MSM (I repeat myself) sources because of the pathetic tendency of folks like you to dismiss something you don’t like based solely on the source.

I am flattered by your obsession with posting bile in response to every post. But if insults are all you have to offer, maybe you should go find Big T so you two can hurl poo at each other while the grown ups talk.

idcydm October 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Have you noticed the more partisan the less cerebral the
intercourse.

Frank Pytel October 20, 2013 at 8:27 am

Actually I think the libitard mind is 100% “cerebral intercourse”. Their thought line is always ‘if it makes me happy, then I am happy’

SCBlues October 20, 2013 at 12:16 am

Oh fuck you, CL. You need to get over yourself cause you ain;t nearly what you think you are. Your every post is the same old crap as the last one – all the liberals are bad, Obama is bad, ObamaCare is bad, etc. Just fuck yourself, CL.

CL October 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

I imagine the politics would be boring for someone who prefers just posting profanity and references to things going in my anus. Whatever you are into, I guess, but I don’t know that you are the right person to criticize someone else for having a lack of range.

venomachine October 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

Does this guy ever take responsibility for anything?

I’m surprised he didn’t blame Bush.

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Frank Pytel October 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

http://m.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/shutdown-bushs-fault

That’s beneath king Obutthead. His cortisons handle that.

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Theobserver October 19, 2013 at 7:10 am

Obama is a demagogue who is unprincipled, deceitful, and antagonistically evil against those who don’t slavishly follow every whimful utterance he spouts. He is a truly disgusting man. The only three things that matter to the media are, he is a Liberal-Progressive, he is thin, and he is…drumroll here…black!
Yes, our media is biased against whites, and in particular white conservatives. The media can think of nothing better than to slam them with religious zeal since they are not of their political bedfellows. Obama has been made untouchable by the bumbling Republicrats.

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Frank Pytel October 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

Dam skippy.

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Slartibartfast October 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm

There are too many bloggers to control, without the total police powers of marshal law. But RINOs and Dems are working on it. What the citizens who support these fascists don’t realize is that Santa Claus would then possess the power to have them killed with impunity.

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