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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:14 AM

Be amazed: Tea Party rebuttal to the SOTU - they are so smart, they can do it ahead of time-Borowitz



WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a break with tradition, Tea Party Republicans issued their official rebuttal to tonight’s State of the Union address a full twelve hours before President Obama was scheduled to deliver it.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) appeared on Fox News Channel at 9 A.M. (E.T.) to read the rebuttal, which some historians called the most brutal response ever to a Presidential speech that had not yet been made.
Calling Mr. Obama’s speech “full of the same empty promises and bald-faced lies we’ve come to expect,” Sen. Paul added that “tonight Barack Obama made his case: for his own impeachment.”
Laced with sarcasm and invective, Sen. Paul’s rebuttal eviscerated Mr. Obama’s not-yet-given speech, ending with a call for the President to be tried for treason and banished from the U.S.

Roger Ailes, President of Fox News Channel, defended the decision to air a blistering attack on a speech that Mr. Obama was not scheduled to give for another twelve hours: “Our viewers are very unlikely to sit through Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Airing the rebuttal beforehand gives them a sense of what they would have thought was reprehensible about it.”

For his part, Sen. Paul made no apologies for calling a speech he had never actually heard “worthy of President Ahmadinejad.” “Look, if I had waited to listen to the speech, I bet I would have hated it even more.”

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/02/tea-party-issues-scathing-rebuttal-to-state-of-union-twelve-hours-before-speech.html#ixzz2Kh5Og8dn

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Reply Be amazed: Tea Party rebuttal to the SOTU - they are so smart, they can do it ahead of time-Borowitz (Original post)
Mira Feb 2013 OP
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #1
oberliner Feb 2013 #18
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #23
oberliner Feb 2013 #25
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #27
oberliner Feb 2013 #30
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #34
Populist_Prole Feb 2013 #32
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #2
Mira Feb 2013 #9
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #3
oberliner Feb 2013 #19
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #24
oberliner Feb 2013 #26
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #33
IdaBriggs Feb 2013 #4
pscot Feb 2013 #5
tavalon Feb 2013 #6
judesedit Feb 2013 #12
polemic_realism Feb 2013 #7
Ganja Ninja Feb 2013 #8
PasadenaTrudy Feb 2013 #10
judesedit Feb 2013 #11
oberliner Feb 2013 #20
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #13
PasadenaTrudy Feb 2013 #14
DhhD Feb 2013 #15
Mira Feb 2013 #16
NoGOPZone Feb 2013 #17
oberliner Feb 2013 #21
PasadenaTrudy Feb 2013 #28
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #35
andym Feb 2013 #22
TDale313 Feb 2013 #29
sakabatou Feb 2013 #31

Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:13 AM

1. Un-fucking-believable!

This is beyond absurd.

I hope the media qualifies the speech as having been written prior to the State of the Union speech, but I seriously doubt it.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:04 PM

18. It's a joke

I think you missed the satire.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:14 PM

23. I can't tell ...

And in these times, reality and satire are pretty much one in the same when it comes to the reactionaries.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:05 PM

25. "...ending with a call for the President to be tried for treason and banished from the U.S"

That line must have struck you as a bit over the top, no?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:07 PM

27. Not with today's reactionaries.

It's really not that surprising if were true.

You think it's over the top for even the Teabaggers?

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:09 PM

30. I can see it coming from a Hannity/Savage type

Or a wacky tea person.

But not as the official Republican party response to the State of the Union address.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:23 PM

34. I could. nt

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:13 AM

2. Oh, and a hearty kick and rec, Mira.

Thanks for posting.

Edit: I thought it was the Onion at first.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:52 AM

9. You made me laugh n/t

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:14 AM

3. Wow

just so full of hate and ignorance, they just can't help themselves.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:04 PM

19. It's not real

Just a joke.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:36 PM

24. Well...crap, lol

I stand by my comment nonetheless.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:06 PM

26. Guess that makes it pretty on-the-nose satire

Definitely can see one of the RW radio hosts giving a speech like this.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:45 PM

33. That's the best kind of satire.

Oh yeah, they probably have several versions they've been working on for months.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:15 AM

4. I can't tell if its satire or not. That is scary.

It is completely plausible they would behave in such a crazy fashion!

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Response to IdaBriggs (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:27 AM

5. Snark

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:37 AM

6. I think this is satire

OTOH, Ted Nugent is attending the SOTU tonight and while hilarious to the max, is not, in fact, satire, so my meter is currently confused.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:13 AM

12. They'll probably sit around and shoot at the monitor

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:43 AM

7. keyword: humor

is at the bottom. Pretty sure this is satire. But, it's really hard to tell, I agree.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:50 AM

8. "The Borowitz Report" is the only way you can tell this is satire.

I wouldn't put this type of stupidity past Rand Paul.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:53 AM

10. It's Andy Borowitz!

Of course it's satire

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:12 AM

11. A truly ugly human being. What an asshole.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:05 PM

20. Please realize this is satire

Just a spoof.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:20 AM

13. I had to look three times...

to re-verify this wasn't the Onion

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:31 AM

14. It is satire, you guys n/t

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:36 AM

15. This is brainwashing; saying that Conservatives and everybody else do not have to listen to the

President or his State of the Union SPEECH because only Conservative extremist are worthy of ADDRESSING the American Nation.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:00 PM

16. There's only one Andy Borowitz

and what he writes is ALWAYS satirical.
That's why I put his name in the header each time before I post his commentary.
Enjoy his wit.
He gets it.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:01 PM

17. Either way, the rebuttal isn't going to make any sense. nt

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:07 PM

21. Be amazed: There are DUers who don't realize this is a joke.

What does that say exactly?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:12 PM

28. I'm wondering too! n/t

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Response to oberliner (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:28 PM

35. It says that it's not implausible.

What does that say about the reactionaries, is a more pertinent question.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:10 PM

22. Satire that hits too close to home

Conservatives won't go that far, but they'll get closer than rational people would like to believe possible.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:20 PM

29. Poe's Law is so true,

Especially in these times.

From wikipedia:


"Poe's law, named after its author Nathan Poe, is an Internet adage reflecting the idea that without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between sincere extremism and an exaggerated parody of extremism."

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:10 PM

31. Sometimes, parody and actual life do blur

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