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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:37 PM

Huckabee, Gingrich: Obama Is ‘Very Different’ Than George Washington

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich paid a visit to Mike Huckabee's radio show Friday, and the conversation kicked off with the two conservative leaders discussing how President Barack Obama is "very different" than George Washington.

Gingrich will be delivering an online lecture about the first president on Friday afternoon live from Mount Vernon.

"This is a very different president than our first one," Huckabee said. "George Washington was so adamant that we would not have a king and I thought, 'Well, gosh, we've done pretty well until 2008 and now I thnk we may have ended up with one.' Am I too far off in saying that there's probably never been a greater contrast than George Washington than Barack Obama?"

Gingrich concurred, arguing that Obama's handling of the recent budgetary dispute runs counter to Washington's "reticence" and "desire to be a good citizen."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/huckabee-gingrich-obama-is-very-different-than-george


They need to send their dog whistle into the shop. Needs work.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:42 PM

1. In other words, he's a lowly black man ...

... not comparable to the great slave-owning white guy.

Seriously, they think Obama is acting like a King, especially after George W. Bush? They have the nerve? I guess the black guy got too uppity deciding to run for president and all.

Explain to me why anyone pays attention to these two dickwads?

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:45 PM

2. for one thing, Obama does not own slaves or run a plantation using slaves nt

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:50 PM

3. Sigh. I have to deal with him and his staff today

Not looking forward to that.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:50 PM

4. Says one guy who wants to turn the moon into the 51st state.

And the other guy who said that Sandy Hook happened because god wasn't an influence on that school.

Hey assholes! Our founding fathers would hate your guts!

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:52 PM

5. "He don't wear no wig, and he ain't chopped down no cherry tree." - Pathetic RepubliWanker Losers

"Plus, he don't got no wooden false teeth or nuttin like that there."

- Pathetic Whining RepubliWanker Losers (R)

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:53 PM

6. desire to be a good citizen?

really??
2 republicans telling us what constitutes a good citizen??????
are you freakin kidding me?

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:55 PM

7. George Washington would be worth over $500,000,000 in today's dollars.........

He is our wealthiest President by some accounts.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:57 PM

8. It's a lame way to say 'Obama is acting like a king'

 

Oldest one in the book. I'd expect no less from the man who still pretends it's 1994.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:00 PM

9. I presume they mean the lack of wooden teeth, right?

Because for a King, Obama sure has a difficult time getting his initiatives passed.

Time to issue a royal decree for a few beheadings methinks.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:03 PM

10. "Obama acts like a king" = "he's so uppity".

The "Obama acts like he's a king" meme is big with conservatives; it's really tiresome.

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:04 PM

11. which one of them owned human beings as property again?

Yes King Obama the king that asks very nicely to congress if they will please not pass his ideas but the compromise and the compromise to his ideas and then not even get that...

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:06 PM

12. I would like it very much if someone could describe to me

in detail, using real examples, in which ways Obama has successfully exercised the prerogatives of a king. Executive orders? Far fewer than Bush. Legislation? Congress has blocked almost everything Obama has proposed. Appointments? Senate Republicans have held up judicial appointments and have repeatedly blocked Cabinet nominations. If Obama is a king he pretty much sucks at it.

And while we're at it, what about all this yawping from the lunatic right about how Obama and the Democrats have taken away our "freedom"? Tell me, exactly, which things were you free to do under Bush that you no longer are allowed to do because of Obama. You can still go to any church you want; you can still drive your car anywhere you want to go; you can still publish insane trash on the Internet and spread falsehoods on Fox News and talk radio; you can have more guns than ever; you can still lose your shirt in the stock market; you can still fly a Confederate flag on your old pickup truck's radio antenna; you can still accuse innocent people of terrorism because of their religion; you can still homeschool your kids and teach them Jesus rode a dinosaur to church every Sunday. What "freedoms" do you no longer have, you hate-filled troglodytes? Enlighten me.

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