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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:42 PM

As inauguration approaches, Obama’s most virulent foes want the celebration stopped

Source: Washington Post

Eldon Bell, a retired Air Force officer and physician, is making no plans to see Barack Obama’s second inauguration, in part because Bell considers the president arrogant and dishonest, but more so because Bell is not yet persuaded that the swearing-in will occur at all.

“Whether I watch depends on who’s being inaugurated,” says Bell, 78. “If it’s this guy, probably not, because I don’t pay much attention to illegitimate things.”

At this late date, Bell and his fellow believers in the notion that Obama was born overseas or is otherwise ineligible to be president still expect some court somewhere to buy into one of their theories. After more than 100 court cases, no judge has.

Even after Obama convincingly won reelection despite four years of low popularity ratings, a sluggish economy and a highly motivated opposition, advocates of various counterfactual theories about the president — he’s a foreigner, he’s a Marxist, he’s a Muslim — say they’re sticking to their fight.

“This inauguration is a mistake and those who permit it to happen will have to live with their own consciences,” says Bell, a former Washingtonian who retired to South Dakota. . .

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/on-inaugural-eve-obamas-most-virulent-foes-want-the-celebration-stopped/2013/01/14/2050f75e-54f6-11e2-a613-ec8d394535c6_story.html?hpid=z2



They are getting screwier and screwier by the day; no doubt the security at this Inauguration will be the heaviest ever.

It needs to be.

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Reply As inauguration approaches, Obama’s most virulent foes want the celebration stopped (Original post)
Faygo Kid Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
Blue_Tires Jan 2013 #6
Brigid Jan 2013 #13
freshwest Jan 2013 #21
kardonb Jan 2013 #27
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #34
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #2
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #3
Laurian Jan 2013 #4
Plucketeer Jan 2013 #9
Paladin Jan 2013 #5
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #7
Paladin Jan 2013 #8
Plucketeer Jan 2013 #10
penndragon69 Jan 2013 #15
AAO Jan 2013 #11
penndragon69 Jan 2013 #12
Towlie Jan 2013 #14
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #16
Stuckinthebush Jan 2013 #17
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #18
madrchsod Jan 2013 #19
jpak Jan 2013 #20
Cha Jan 2013 #22
murielm99 Jan 2013 #23
rocktivity Jan 2013 #24
BlueNoteSpecial Jan 2013 #25
yardwork Jan 2013 #26
bongbong Jan 2013 #28
BainsBane Jan 2013 #29
aggiesal Jan 2013 #30
Kip Humphrey Jan 2013 #31
Botany Jan 2013 #32
Veruca Salt Jan 2013 #33
blackspade Jan 2013 #35
kelliekat44 Jan 2013 #36

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:43 PM

1. More f@#% birther bullshit.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:51 PM

6. I'm betting 70% of the "birther" crowd would grow the fuck up overnight...

if the media stopped giving them coverage and publicity...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:30 PM

13. I would totally bet with you.

You don't reward a two-year-old with attention when he or she is throwing a tantrum. Even a non-parent like myself knows that.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:19 PM

21. The media created this bullshit and they are going to push it or something between now and 2014.

It worked to elect the Tea Party in 2010. So there's no way to count on something that good from them.

Their shills are paid way too much to shut up now. Their mewlings get more bizarre everyday, but it's not gonna stop, I'm sorry to say.

The fact that they gave Wayne LaPierre and Alex Jones as much air time as they did and Jones on every single talk show - ranting and raving - even though these wackjobs are inciting near riots, hasn't stopped them giving them coverage.

This is the Tea Party Two movement that Grover Nordquist and the Koch brothers are funding. Tea Party One worked in 2010 and they're aiming for 2014.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:37 PM

27. Obama

 

this guy is just another demented old fool .

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Response to kardonb (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:36 PM

34. Oh pleeese go on.

Expound on your description.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:44 PM

2. We have had the accountability moment, and Obama won

And any criticism now would be un-American.*


*The George W. Bush model. And I intend to stick to it.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:47 PM

3. Yeah, good luck with that...

Can we stop posting RW "thought". It's like I don't care, but it's a train wreck and very hard to not watch.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:48 PM

4. Another old, white, ignorant asshole. As a current retiree, I hate

that I probably won't be around by the time all these old farts die off. It will surely be a better world.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:12 PM

9. Trouble is...

these sorts breed and raise offspring.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:51 PM

5. Hey, Eldon: Now You Know How We Felt About Dubya.


Have a nice wallow in your misery.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:01 PM

7. Naw, he doesn't. We were right about dubya.

Completely right. Eldon is completely wrong.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:11 PM

8. Excellent Point. (nt)

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:18 PM

10. While Obama's not been my cup of tea - not progressive enough -

he sure beats the Kool-Ade the other side offers!

One BIG "hats off" to Obama is the real and omni-present danger of some looney wanting to take him out. I would not want to live with that threat dogging me (or my family!) for the rest of my life. In this respect, he's literally sacraficed himself for this nation.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:32 PM

15. Obama already admited;

If this were the 70's or 80's
he would have been a moderate RepubLIEcon.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:29 PM

12. He's just confused.

The illegitimate inaugurations were held after the 2000 and 2004
elections. And we are still suffering from the results of having a TWICE,
NEVER ELECTED military DESERTER as destroyer in chump.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:31 PM

14. Politician popularity ratings are meaningless because they always suffer from the Goldilocks Effect.

"Even after Obama convincingly won reelection despite four years of low popularity ratings..."


In a nation of people divided roughly down the middle by radically opposed ideologies, it's hard to imagine how any politician could obtain a popularity rating of even 50%. In practice, the limit seems even lower than that, due to the Goldilocks Effect: There's a large portion of the population that doesn't like the politician because he's too liberal, another large portion that doesn't like him because he's too conservative, and a small portion that like him because he's "just right." Polls that ask people to rate a politician without comparing him to a competing politician will always produce useless and misleading results.

In the case of an election between two candidates the situation is very different. Voters are forced to choose between two alternatives, and there are many who see their choice as "the lesser of two evils." Our president won reelection due to the combined votes of people who considered him "just right" and people, both liberal and conservative, who considered him "the lesser of two evils."



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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:37 PM

16. The media are the only ones keeping this nonsense in the news

They need to drop the shit, marginalize these folks, and stop trying to fill column inches with useless tabloid birther stories.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:59 PM

17. Arrogant?

Where do they get this stuff? You want to see arrogant? Look at George W. Bush.

I guess this is their way of saying "uppity".

Assholes.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:00 PM

18. Glad we don't thave those kind of screwballs retiring in my state.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:06 PM

19. why is this news?

the washington post must be really hard up for anything to print.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:07 PM

20. Get A Brain Moran

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:20 PM

22. Stupid assholes who render themselves

braindead when it comes to our great American President.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:20 PM

23. It boils down to racism. n/t

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:21 PM

24. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

The word "racism" appears in this story only once -- Obama's race has NOTHING to do with any of it, of course. And why the hell is WAPO enabling these people?


rocktivity

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:23 PM

25. Same trumpets blaring, still out of tune, irritating good ears everywhere...

...and it's MORON.... MORON, FOR F#(&$ SAKE, MORON, GAW.........ahem....sorry.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:32 PM

26. I wonder if the internet is enabling these cranks to become more organized.

There were always cranks. Those guys who wrote letters to the editor every day. The man who yelled at kids to get off his lawn. The women who had coffee in their kitchens every morning and ranted about the way things ought to be. People who listened to Rush.

But now with the internet all these people can be organized and controlled and directed. Millions of people being fed the same talking points, the same propaganda, every day. No need to use mimeograph machines to spread the word.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

28. He is an apt example of the tremedous irony & cognitive dissonance that fills wingnut "brains"

 

He, along with so many other deranged anti-government wingnuts, earn/earned their living via government paychecks/retirement checks.

A law should be passed saying that if you hate the government, you can't take their money.

And no, there is no equivalence to left opposition to government policies. Liberals just hate SOME of the POLICIES (only). These insane wingnuts hate government in general. IOW, all of it.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:10 PM

29. They never stop

They are unreal. Has there ever been such a group of people committed to pure Idiocy in human history?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:18 PM

30. And this is a guy . . .

who probably thought that both GWIdiot's elections were legit.

Why are we even paying attention to this loser?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:23 PM

31. he retired to South Dakota....

enough said. Next...

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:23 PM

32. The King Canute syndrome

Back in the day King Canute believed that he was all powerful and had his
throne placed on the beach and ordered the tides not to come in .....



... but the tides kept coming in anyway. Dr. Bell is much like the King
Canute because President Obama will be sworn in for a second term this
saturday and sworn in a 2nd time for show next week

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

33. My brother, an Air Force veteran, has made plans to see President Obama's inauguration

We went to the President's first inauguration, just after my brother got back from Afghanistan, and we're going to this one too.

I love how these articles stick in useless bits like 'retired Air Force officer' as if every person in the military think like this or it lends him more credence to his cracked conspiracy theories.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:59 AM

35. This is pathetic.

Obama didn't win 'convincingly,' he crushed Romney.
The fact that the WP and other outlets even run stories like this underscores the lie that we have a 'liberal media.'

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:54 PM

36. Scary that this man was an Officer in the Air Force.

Really speaks low of our military brass. I always knew some physicians were full of it.

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