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Don’t mock the mockers

Obots are sensitive

Lynn Sweet:

In her Tea Party speech, Palin mocked Obama by asking “how’s that hope-y, change-y stuff working out for ya?”

I asked White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett recently what she thought of Palin’s dig.

Said Jarrett: “Making fun of the folks’ real, sincere hopes for change that Americans across our country felt, I don’t know that making fun of that is constructive. I prefer we would say, ‘Come and think of constructive solutions that really improve our country.’ I think people are tired of being made fun of.”


Because we all know that Obama and his followers would never make fun of others:

We must never stop mocking her unbelievable lack of smarts, veracity and substance. Republicans would do well to join the mockery, too. She’s arguably the leader of her party (her or Limbaugh) and, at some point, she was actually worried that she’d forget “tax cuts.” A Republican. Tax cuts. When we stop mocking her, when the press and the netroots and the Democrats begin to say, “Enough with the Palin is stupid remarks,” that’s when she begins to be taken seriously. That must not happen.

Nor would the White House Press Secretary do this:

115 Responses

  1. I don’t know this Obot Bob Cesca who made the second remark, but he sounds like an idiot. Gibbs is an idiot too.

    • Bob Cesca has a very bad crush on Obama which he broadcasts over at Arianna’s tabloid quite regularly. Cesca believes the hopenchange thing IS working out, that Obama’s biggest problem is that he doesn’t *brag enough* about his accomplishments, and that the criticism of Obama coming from the left is “wingnutty” and due to a “misreading of political history and misinterpretation of his first year in office.” In Cesca’s world, left-wing opposition to the current POTUS is “self-defeating” whereas it is imperative that we be ever-vigilant of an ex-governor and former vice presidential candidate from the party that is out of power.

      • Sounds like he should get married to David Plouffe.

        • Or Collin Powell, he says the same things too!

          • I think there’s some tranference/vicarious experience going on with Powell. If he’d been willing to take the risks and challenge W, he could, and probably would, have been our first AA president.

      • Yeah, but, he’s made music videos and produced animated shorts. Like, maybe for Adult Swim and everything! Which so totally qualifies him as a serious political commentator, he could be President right now.

        If he were more attractive and if we were sure he drank PBR.

      • Thanks for that. I didn’t know who he was, either.

      • Thanks for summing that up, ’cause I ain’t gonna read it!

        “misinterpretation of his first year in office” must be referring to that 12th dimensional chess logic. Cersca sounds like one of those who say to women being raped, it’s better if you just lay there and take it instead of fighting it, ’cause the inevitable will happen anyway!

  2. They’re unbelievable. If grade school mockery is off the table, does that mean KO and Maddow have been cancelled?

    • We should be so lucky

    • Anyone see Maddow’s TV spot for her show? I had the unfortunate experince of watching it during the Olympics. She actually goes into a litany of how she doesn’t have an agenda, she’s just laughing at how the world works.

      Would have believed her but then she spent a good part of her radio show using Obama’s books as evidence for his experience, and said that voting present wasn’t an issue that liberals should be concerned with. Both her and Randi Rhodes prostituted themselves for the Big O. Lost any semblance of credibility after that!

    • I did read somewhere last week that KO’s ratings have tanked so dramatically that he actually is in danger of being cancelled.

      I’d rejoice, but I fear he’ll just get a much higher paid job elsewhere if that happens. When do we ever see these big mouths actually get what should be coming to them?

      • He’s been moonlighting sports coverage lately on NBC. That’s his actual background from ESPN. So he’s covering bases.

  3. Krugman is talking here about economic solvency, But it’s interesting when he brings up the HCR bill in the context of fiscal planning, he essentially refers to it as a medicare cut…which is honest at least. Paul seems to have taken a sudden interest in the deficit and debt…maybe setting the table for the healthcare debate this week. But is the admin’s case for the reform bill now going to be premised on managing long term budget deficits. That’s a new tack. Strange.

    • Maybe Krugman is becoming a fiscal conservative. Talk about things moving right. We’re all Republicans now. 😯

    • Fiscal conservative? I am actually thinking Krugman has outlived his usefulness and no longer has an ounce of credibility.

      • Not really. He’s doing some kabuki with the Republicans about this health bill that I don’t fully comprehend.

  4. Said Jarrett: “Making fun of the folks’ real, sincere hopes for change that Americans across our country felt, I don’t know that making fun of that is constructive. I prefer we would say, ‘Come and think of constructive solutions that really improve our country.’ I think people are tired of being made fun of.”

    Did she tell this to Rahm?

  5. I guess you could argue that Sarah was being hypocritical by making fun of the mentally impaired.

  6. I don’t want to even think about what’s going on inside the Olympic Village.

    • Only gold medalists are allowed to get bj’s. Bronze winners have to settle for hand-jobs.

    • Oh? Impeachment managers are in the Olympic Committee now?
      What’s with this puritan expectations of athletes lately?

      • Guess it’s all about image. IOC cares too much about its sponsors. But they know the athletes like to hook up. The Olympics Village is stocked with 100,000 condoms. Surprised there is no official Olympic condom sponsor. 🙂

      • would you think differently if you saw the original of the 2nd picture where there are hands on the back of the girl’s head pushing her forward suggesting (jokingly I assume) rape?

        If the behavior doesn’t meet the “would I want to show this to my grand-kids?” test, then it is not something that should be done in public if. Or do it and accept the back lash.
        The kids was representing the USA. With out the help of US sponsors and the government, he would never have been there.
        It wasn’t appropriate IMO.
        I am betting that he knows it was sleazy and inappropriate and regrets it, even as some of us are decrying the prudishness of the Olympic organizing committee.

        • The Olympics has a long (perhaps unfortunate) tradition of active sexcapades between the international athletes most of whom have never been outside their country.

  7. Have y’all noticed an intense correlation between anti-Clintonites and people who got snookered by Obama? I think it’s almost 100%.

    In other words, the people who mocked Hillary are the EXACT SAME FLAMERS who put another neocon in the White House! They are one and the same.

    We can use this information in future elections–assuming we ever have any.

    The rule is quite simple: If a Clinton-basher likes a candidate, he or she a lousy candidate.

    PS: I have only just leanred that the Democrats have lost Ted Kennedy’s Seat. Please join my search party to find it:

    • The next person to loose a congressional or senate seat will have to watch Perry Logan Videos for a whole year instead of the NEWS. That should help your search party a plenty!

    • that also correlates with my rule, which is: if the media likes a candidate I work to make sure they do not get elected.

  8. I am at work and can not link. The big news site has an article from the Washington Times about the stimulus money. How the made in USA prevents some cities and states from being able to get it.
    the example given was a small town wanting to replace the police cars. Gm, Ford, Chrysler all have assembly plants outside of the US and are not eliglble under the existing plan.
    Outsourcing at its best. How is Detroit doing?



    • That our Congressional geniuses for ya! However, just because they have put in for a patent and trademark the “who could have ever imagined”(they’ve used for everything from Iraq to the stimulus thus far) doesn’t mean that they don’t know more about the complexities of health care then us Average”know nothing” Joes. We should all just sit back and let the smart, smart men and women of Congress handle everything(rolling my eyes).

  9. What a perfectly karmic story! Let’s just remember a recent one: “I wasn’t making fun of her kid(with Down syndrome), I was making fun of her”
    Today’s tabloids

  10. What to expect from Thursday.

    A senior White House official tells ABC News that one of the president’s goals for this week is to “cleanse” the health care reform bill and process.

    • Notice, that article describes a plan to “cleanse” the starting point: Senate Baucus bill, including mandates.

      No mention of a public option at all.

      I’m reading that Pelosi isn’t sure she has the votes for what’s proposed above, given that there will be no exception for unions in the taxing of “Cadillac plans.”

      • There was this kabuki from NYT yesterday…

        WASHINGTON — President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation’s health care system, White House officials said Sunday.

        • Whoopee. The state of Texas has the same kind of “panel” or “commission” to oversee increases in electric rates and cable companies, but the inrease requests are never denied.

          This is pure Plouffe prancing. They really do think the rest of us are stupid. Sheesh

          • It’s nice to know the deregulation of electricity in Texas is going as swimmingly as it is in Virginia.

            Are fearless legislators here put a halt to them collecting their 22% rate hike until August when the state commission usually approves their hike. That’s the best the constituencies calls could muster against AEP, who bristled at the idea that they even should have to wait until August.

          • Amazing, isn’t it?

            (Banging head on desk)

          • Glad I can get my electricity from Austin Energy, the city owned utility. Last I heard it and the San Antonio utility had the cheapest rates but it’s been a while.

          • Ralph

            You have more than one option? I’m jealous. My option is AEP or go without electricity.

          • cwaltz ~ me too… don’t you just love having your electric bill tripled for no apparent reason.

          • We were screwed here no matter what. The year we had a mild winter they informed us they needed to increase rates due to low usage(I kid you not). The years we actually use the darn stuff to heat our houses we get told they need to increase rates due to increase in demand.

            Darned if you do and darned if you don’t

          • yeah well …AEP has the where-else-you-gonna-go syndrome

    • He’s going to ‘cleanse’ the bill by openly incorporating Republican ideas into it? (as if the whole d*mn thing weren’t a Republican piece of cr*p to begin with?). Well, here’s some hope and change for you:

      He’ll be open to Republican ideas, and he hopes they’ll be open to ours.

      • He’s going to cleanse out all potential reform and leave a pure bailout bill for the insurance companies. 😉

        • Bingo. Not to mention that those “mandated” policies will include higher deductibles and copays, so the middle class still gets screwed.


          • Oh goody, I, for one, completely can’t wait until my health care costs are through the roof just like the rest of the country. Why with the low cost premiums I have been paying I’ve been runnning to the doctors daily asking them to test me for everything from mono to pheochromacytoma (ever since I heard about it on House). This will give me a needed rest from visiting. Whatever would I do without Barack Obama to reform the process for me.(tongue firmly in cheek).

            There goes being number 37. I expect our mortality rate to take a hit since people making middle income generally don’t have a thousand dollar deductible just sitting around.

        • why am I thinking colon cleansing when I”m reading this?

          • Ah, you are a naughty one this morning, but seeing how the White House is claiming that there are 31 million uninsured Americans when the US Census said that in 2008 there were 46.3 million uninsured Americans does cause one to wonder what poo they are talking about.

          • This is strange. I’m currently reading Paul Krugman’s profile in the New Yorker and just got reminden how some of us were right about Obama:

            In fact, the change came faster than either of them had anticipated, because during the primary campaign Krugman was very critical of Barack Obama. He was critical chiefly because, of the three main candidates, Obama seemed to him the most conservative (his health plan, for instance, didn’t mandate universal coverage), but it wasn’t just his policies that Krugman objected to. He couldn’t stand all the feel-good stuff about hope and dialogue and reconciliation. He hated that Obama was out there saying nice things about Reagan when what Democrats needed to do most was debunk the persistent myth that Reaganomics had been good for America. He thought Obama was completely wrong to believe that the country’s problems were due largely to partisan nastiness, and ridiculously naïve to imagine that he could bring together Republicans and insurance companies to reform health care. “Anyone who thinks that the next president can achieve real change without bitter confrontation is living in a fantasy world,” he wrote in 2007. Krugman supported John Edwards, for his emphasis on poverty, for his ambitious health-care plan, and for his rough talk about attacking the interests of the wealthy. After Edwards dropped out, he supported Hillary Clinton. She wasn’t as left as Edwards was, but at least she was a fighter, and she obviously had no illusions about bipartisan harmony.

            But most people didn’t see Obama the way Krugman did; they thought he was the savior of the left, and the passions of the campaign were such that when Krugman wrote columns deriding Obama he was lacerated—scathing comments on the progressive blogs, more hate mail, and not the fun kind. “I won’t try for fake evenhandedness here,” Krugman wrote. “The Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality.”

          • Didja know that Krugman’s son worked for Hillary?

          • Dakini — I too was thinking “high colonic”.

            Cleansing … like Obama’s gonna use the hand of God to give the process a nice solid Obama cleanse. Obama really can’t stop with the God-like references (I’m sure he’s not referring to himself as the national washer woman/janitor). It’s incredible!

          • Because you’re more of an optimist than I am. My first association to the word was “ethnic.”

      • The GOP should like this bill. It looks like a Republican bill. Everyone’s worried about getting re-elected. If the bill doesn’t pass, we’ll be up against the wall on costs in a few years and there’ll be no choice but single payer.

        • “If the bill doesn’t pass, we’ll be up against the wall on costs in a few years and there’ll be no choice but single payer.”

          maybe that’s the logic that Cesca is referring to: Obama’s messing up healthcare so badly now, as part of his overall plan to get single payer eventually.

        • It is a Republican bill, which is exactly why they won’t vote for it. With Obama they get the best of all worlds. They write the crappy legislation, the democrats vote YEA because Obama expects them to, and the Dems take all the blame for the crap.

          Republicans get exactly what they want and none of the fallout.

        • We have one party in this country:

          Sane Republicans


          Insane Republicans.

    • Is that anything like “One hand washes the other?”

  11. In other news, we know that GM CEO has been given a $9 million per year pay package.

    Where’s Obama’s pay czar? Don’t we taxpayers own that company now?

    • Heh

      Don’t go getting all huffy, I’m sure they are “savvy businessmen” worthy of all the money they are receiving in compensation just like the bankers. 😉

      • Yes, of course. And I’m sure they’ll remember to be grateful when Obama is running for re-election. ALSO, with our tax dollars. 🙂

    • Well to take the statesments from Universities:
      “They pay more because the executives could just go somewhere else…”

      Then again, where else can a car executive go nowadays?

      • Where exactly could a bankster go for that matter? Yet we still had the Pres. justifying million dollar allotments to guys in failed industries as the results of being”savvy businessmen?”

  12. Oh, those poor B0bots – they are hopeful again (to get rid of evil Rahm)

    • Wasn’t the reason that Clinton pushed Rahm out before, because Rahm was managing the media for his own benefit, and not for the sake of the Clinton administration?

      Rahm takes care of Rahm; including dictating gossip to Dana Milbank and planting negative stories about Obama’s other insiders.

      It’s how he and Axelrod roll.

    • Did you see the article from Wapo (Dana Millbank) on how the0 is in trouble only because he has not listened to and followed Rahm’s advice? That rahmbo opposed a big hcr package and wanted to do a more incremental bill? that rahmbo opposed the KSM trial in NYC etc? Sounds like the internal circle is cracking.

    • Nesting isn’t working? Wonk The Vote…the insurance comments were supposed to nest after your comment about Obama Administration having their insurance proposals up.

  13. Won’t the president’s bill require a regular voting process in both houses so it would be subject to Sen. cloture rules?

    While this gets rid of the Nebraska deal, it appears to leave in place the deals for the other states—LA, FL and ???? Looks like they do the tax thing on cadillac plans by increasing the line where they apply but since that does not take effect until 2018 those numbers are not real. Will the federal financing to states for expansion of medicaid work?

    It will be interesting to see the CBO rating on this bill revision.

    I assume that the WH is setting this up as a starting point and we will be having a kabuki dance about it.

    • Cadillac plans? Hemmm…I guess the 46.3 million uninsured Americans had their cars/plans repossessed or they were always on the foot path due to the HIGH COSTS of insurance. Makes me darn mad, to think of how many people are suffering while we keep two WARS going and spending money on other wasteful things (duplicating committees).

  14. * It makes insurance more affordable by providing the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history, reducing premium costs for tens of millions of families and small business owners who are priced out of coverage today. This helps over 31 million Americans afford health care who do not get it today – and makes coverage more affordable for many more.
    * It sets up a new competitive health insurance market giving tens of millions of Americans the exact same insurance choices that members of Congress will have.
    * It brings greater accountability to health care by laying out commonsense rules of the road to keep premiums down and prevent insurance industry abuses and denial of care.
    * It will end discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions.
    * It puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next ten years – and about $1 trillion over the second decade – by cutting government overspending and reining in waste, fraud and abuse.

    NOW this one

    * It will end discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions.

    and The 46.3 million Americans who are uninsured: According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2008 there were 46.3 million people in the US (15.4% of the population) who were without health insurance for at least part of that year.[1] The percentage of the non-elderly population who are uninsured has been generally increasing since the year 2000.[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uninsured_in_the_United_States and those 50 and over who are at the greatest risk of losing their insurance and employment…the above are the REAL DEATH PANELS.

    • Where is the Obama Administration getting 31 million uninsured when the 2008 census says there were 46.3 million uninsured Americans????

    • Giving millions of Americans the EXACT SAME CHOICES CONGRESS HAS?

      Where did I put my hip boots?

      • Heh,

        Why not head on over to Bethesda or one of their 15 clinics and tell them you’re covered under the new health care plan?

      • hip boots … LMFAO !

        Mary, I note that it’s the exact same choices congress WILL have. So are we to extrapolate that their healthcare choices will be different in the future?

        * It sets up a new competitive health insurance market giving tens of millions of Americans the exact same insurance choices that members of Congress will have.

    • Q: Will I pay more than I am paying today?

      A: No.

      * You will likely pay less—perhaps much less. If you buy coverage like you have today on your own, premiums are expected to drop by 14 to 20 percent. If you get coverage through your job, premiums could decline by up to 3 percent.

      * In addition, many Americans buying coverage in the individual market will qualify for tax credits that reduce their premiums by an average of nearly 60 percent – and they will get better coverage than what they have today.

      That’s funny, because our premiums just went up 30% already. He must be talking about 5 years from now when everything kicks in. Something to hope for.

      • He’s going to sprinkle fairy dust over the private insurance market and Tah-Dah – we all get ponies and our insurance costs will not increase at all. Dontcha love magic?

        Clap your hands if you believe. If you don’t clap the free market fairy will die.

    • No mention of any kind of public option and no changes to the existing abortion funding provision…err I mean non-existing provision.

    • Before the year-long debate, Obama said he wanted HCR to be “fast, broad and bipartisan.” The Senate bill was always what he wanted. The year-long debate was kabuki. He never wanted public option and always wanted Stupak-Nelson.

      • Washington Post:

        From the start of his presidency, Barack Obama made clear that his plan for enacting comprehensive health-care reform came down to three words: fast, broad and bipartisan.

        Notice he always gets what he wants in the end: center-right policy.

      • He should have declared that during the primaries, instead of ‘ME TOO!’. 😡

  15. Poor babies. I feel so sorry for them. It must be very difficult and frustrating for them. What with being total lame losers and all. They even cry when Palin talks about them. Maybe we can send them some extra diapers. I’m sure they’re having to change them more often now.

  16. It’s okay when the bully is doing the bullying but when someone else calls him on his behavior……Well, it’s like, “Meeeee? Never, I would never do anything to hurt someone.” The guys Obama surrounds himself with are all like a gathering of sophomorons!

  17. I hate it when I’m late to the party, esp. when something wrong on the Internetz might need correcting ASAP! Are you sure you didn’t misspell the title of this post, myiq?

    macher (mä′khər)
    1.a person who gets things done, makes things happen, etc.
    2.a person with power and influence; big shot
    Etymology: Ger (chiefly via Yiddish) < machen, to make, do
    Webster's New World College Dictionary

    Apply phlegm where appropriate.

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