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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:49 PM

OK, I missed what Obama said that got republicans so "outraged"...what the hell was it?

I looked around and found some remarks that didn't sound so awful to me...

sorry, just returned from a dr.'s office and NY eve traffic was a zoo...

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Reply OK, I missed what Obama said that got republicans so "outraged"...what the hell was it? (Original post)
CTyankee Dec 2012 OP
MNBrewer Dec 2012 #1
CTyankee Dec 2012 #4
Generic Brad Dec 2012 #35
Cali_Democrat Dec 2012 #2
regnaD kciN Dec 2012 #10
madokie Dec 2012 #12
Bake Dec 2012 #22
madokie Dec 2012 #23
Bake Dec 2012 #24
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2012 #13
pangaia Dec 2012 #26
intaglio Dec 2012 #27
bowens43 Dec 2012 #28
uponit7771 Dec 2012 #34
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #3
CTyankee Dec 2012 #5
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #11
madokie Dec 2012 #14
GObamaGO Dec 2012 #25
meow2u3 Dec 2012 #6
madokie Dec 2012 #17
regnaD kciN Dec 2012 #7
lpbk2713 Dec 2012 #8
Bluenorthwest Dec 2012 #9
nolabear Dec 2012 #15
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #16
SDjack Dec 2012 #18
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #19
CakeGrrl Dec 2012 #20
CTyankee Dec 2012 #30
NutmegYankee Dec 2012 #21
Raven Dec 2012 #29
babylonsister Dec 2012 #31
lunatica Dec 2012 #32
LiberalElite Dec 2012 #33

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:51 PM

1. The mere fact that he draws breath outrages the Republicans

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:53 PM

4. He said something that made the repubs stomp off.

I didn't see anything that horrible...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:59 PM

35. They were going to stomp off anyway

If he had said nothing, they would have accused him of not leading. He can't win for losing with them.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:52 PM

2. It's not so much what he said

It was the tone of his skin while he spoke.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:57 PM

10. Bingo!



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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:01 PM

12. You got it

These pukies and their handlers won't stand and let this man be seen as a good effective President. It might encourage others of color or worse yet, gender, to aspire to be elected to their house

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Response to madokie (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:45 PM

22. Others "of gender?" Aren't we ALL of gender?

Just sayin' ...



Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:58 PM

23. You know what I mean

surely

They're fear for years was a woman would win the Presidency. A black man winning took them by surprise and it spooked 'em.

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Response to madokie (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:00 PM

24. Yeah, I knew what you meant.

Just being snarky on a slow Monday night.

But you are SOOOO right about Obama taking them by surprise!!



Bake

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:02 PM

13. PWB - Presidenting While Black

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:09 PM

26. Bingo Bingo !

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:11 PM

27. Brilliant observation

... "the tone of his skin while he spoke"

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:13 PM

28. thats it exactly

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:54 PM

34. +1

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:53 PM

3. Probably just "Good Morning"

or maybe he smiled at them & said "hi"..

The fact that he exists is enough to send them into a hissyfit

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:54 PM

5. they've been in a pissy mood since this morning...

I can't figure out how they think they'll come out of this OK...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:00 PM

11. As long as they have their recalcitrant majority in the house

they can do a lot of damage for the next 2 years (and probably beyond that if the senate races in'14 go the way they are expected to).

They have no legacy-dreams or even any plan to actually do any real work. They are the party that believes with every fiber of their being that republican is the natural "default" position for the nation, and any democrat who gets elected is but a place holder...a speed bump until a republican can re-take their spot.

They are patient, and resourceful, so they know how to logjam from a minority position too, so their "games" continue to plague us, as the rest of us tread water, in hopes that someday, someone will come along & help us..

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:03 PM

14. Thats why they're in a pissy mood

The some what sane ones realize they've fucked up by carrying this to the extreme they have.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:01 PM

25. They have been in a pissy mood since 2008.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:55 PM

6. The mere fact the Obama doesn't bow and scrape to their sorry, bigoted, lily-white asses

pisses them off.

The rethugs think they have a divine right to rule over everybody else--especially women and minorities--with an iron fist, with no respect for our humanity.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:05 PM

17. That is where the whole problem lies

And it pisses me off to no end the way they treat the President. You can bet if he was one of them they'd be hanging on him like they were glued to his ass

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:55 PM

7. That the sun rose in the east and set in the west...?



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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:56 PM

8. He's just so damned uppity.





BWAHAHAHA


... and I love his style.


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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:56 PM

9. That's easy. "I, Barack Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of

President of the United States, and I will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:05 PM

15. + 4 more years!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:05 PM

16. Better question: what does Obama say that DOESN'T get them "outraged"?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:06 PM

18. Pres. Obama smiled and happily reported that an agreement was

within reach. Now, when it doesn't happen, the public will blame the sour pusses of Boner and Turtle Face.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:07 PM

19. Nothing

These Koch sucking teabaggers were just looking for an excuse.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:10 PM

20. He held a quick presser for actual PEOPLE earlier today

One link to it here:

http://theobamadiary.com/2012/12/31/heads-up-president-obama-statement-at-130-et/

The upshot: He pre-emptively spilled some details about tax cuts in an impending - BUT NOT YET FINAL deal.

He was careful to emphasize that Congress was CLOSE, but it wasn't DONE. Told people he'd be there through the New Year and to keep pressure on Congress.

Also said he'd hoped for a larger deal, but with the current Congress, it wasn't going to happen - drew some knowing chuckles from the audience. THAT is probably what pissed off GOP the most.

As a result, they'll do this in segments, focusing first on tax cuts for middle class, other tax credits, and UI extensions.

He basically dared them NOT to cut this first incremental deal.

Great pre-emptive move.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:30 PM

30. thank you. that was a great job at dissecing this thing for me...

I've been a little out of it for a while since my surgery on Dec. 13th. My surgeon said today that my brain fog was normal and not to worry. But I feel like an idiot that can't keep up with everything...thanks for helping me out...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:11 PM

21. It's likely he told them to hold an open vote.

The Republicans have been living by the rule of "Majority of the Majority" for so long that they can't agree to anything that isn't 100% in their favor.

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

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:15 PM

29. It was because the people in the room wanted to take him

home for New Years. They love him, it was clear and the repubs hate that. Happy New Year everybody!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:31 PM

31. This is primarily what they didn't like...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:34 PM

32. He won the election

What else?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:42 PM

33. Oh, every day they all wake up outraged and find something to blame POTUS for later eom

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