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Jaw-droppers

Sometimes someone says something so outrageous and absurd you have to manually pick-up your lower jaw in order to close your mouth.  In the past week we have had a plethora of such statements.  Let’s start with Big Tent Democrat:

It so happens that President Barack Obama is a GREAT politician. But he is not great at the whole “feel their pain” part of it.

Uh, Armando? Exactly what part of politics IS Obama good at? And when did Talkleft become CDS Central? The anti-WJC comments there are putrid:

Ordinary (5.00 / 1) (#67)
by jondee on Sun May 30, 2010 at 04:34:14 AM EST
neo-liberal, crotch-sniffing yuppies, who hitched their portfolios to the outsourcing train — and celebrated the creation of millions of new Wal-Mart and Burger King jobs in the U.S — certainly came through the Clinton years better off. That much everyone knows.

(If you want to see more CDS slaps and slams at the Big Dawg check out Paul Rosenberg’s bizarre reaction to George Lakoff’s mindless piece. Remember when Obama WASN’T anything like Bill?)

Then there is this:

From Illinois State Senate to president-elect (5.00 / 1) (#26)
by The Addams Family on Sat May 29, 2010 at 03:05:08 PM EST
in eleven years (1997-2008) says great politician to me no matter whether the person also has governance skills.

How many years did it take G-Dubya to go from failed businessman to POTUS? Which brings us to Charles Blow:

There are many things at which the president is extraordinarily gifted.

Really? Name two, and be prepared to provide examples. After “reading inspiring speeches off a Teleprompter” what is Obama even marginally adequate at doing?

How about David Broder?:

I doubt there were very many Americans concerned about the events in the Gulf of Mexico who did not find a substantial reassurance in seeing Obama taking the heat on the crisis.

But then, finally, he gave the country something more — a brief glimpse into what the challenges of his job mean to him personally.

“When I woke up this morning and I’m shaving, and Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and she says, ‘Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?’ “

Oh, I feel SO much better now that Malia is in charge!

Here’s an interesting comment from everyone’s favorite troll:

Happy Black Guy

Understand this clearly:

Obama is a hero to me and millions of other minority americans. When you imply that he got in by cheating, affirmative action, luck, sexism or whatever as opposed to just saying “the guy ran a good race and won”, you’re slapping us all in the face.

It’s a direct insult to the core of many of us and the exact type of subtle racist bullshit that many of us deal with daily. Every time I walk into a board room, I am battling the very types of horse crap you are spewing about the President.

When I defend obama from that nonsense, I am defending myself.

Maybe if you understood that, you would understand why i am here everyday.

If you think that statement is impossible to beat you misunderestimate Teh Precious:

Let’s face it: this has been the toughest year and a half since any year and a half since the 1930s.

Right, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and 9/11 were a breeze compared to what Obama’s had to endure.

Sadly, this isn’t a snark post. All those quotes are REAL.

Okay, one last one, just for fun – Joe McGuinness:

And I think it’s probably a lesson for the American people of the power Palin has to incite hatred and her willingness and readiness to do it. She has pushed a button and unleashed the Hounds of Hell, and now that they’re out there slavering and barking and growling.

Watch your ass Joe, her vajajay is haunted!


(from Day by Day by Chris Muir)

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Christmas in June

Just when you think the news cannot get any weirder, footage leaks out of Nancy Pelosi going off on some strange stream of consciousness talking about “The Word” (H/T to Edgeoforever and Stateofdisbelief for bringing my attention to this bizarre comment from the Speaker):

From McClatchy’s Washington Bureau:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s favorite word is The Word.

“It covers everything. The Word. Fill it in with anything you want,” she told the Catholic Community Conference last month in Washington. In remarks reported by CNSnews.com, and confirmed by her staff, Pelosi, a Catholic, explained how those religious views help guide her public policy.

“They ask me all the time. What is your favorite this? What is your favorite that?” she said, “and one time, what is your favorite word? And I said, ‘My favorite word. That is really easy. My favorite word is The Word, is the Word.’ And that is everything; it says it all for us.”

She continued how “we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be keeping with the values of The Word.” Her voice growing soft, Pelosi asked, “Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it?”

Pelosi quotes the Bible, “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”

What that means, she says, is “the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”

Someone please explain to me how Pelosi and her merry band of Democrats are the sane, rational ones there to protect us from the apocalypse that would ensue if theocratic flakes like Sarah Palin were running the country. Because hearing Pelosi keep repeating “The Word” over and over again like she’s Oprah peddling The Secret — that really isn’t doing the trick.

What is Pelosi even saying above? It’s gibberish to me. All I know is she is reminding me of Huckabee wanting to change the Constitution to be more like the bible:

Rawstory, January 2008:

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution,” Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. “But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.”

Sadly, looking at Pelosi’s recent comments, it seems as though she thought Huckabee had the basic idea right and just made the mistake of bringing up the Constitution.

I know the Obama party is hell-bent on courting the younger fundies, but what ever happened to good old religious freedom and separation of church and state?

At any rate, here’s “The Wørd” from Stephen Colbert, on Christmas in June and other things sacrilegious:

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