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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:36 AM

Matalin: President Needs to be Less 'Self-Reverential' to Make Progress With Republicans

What is it with these Republicans who just can't stop themselves from coming just a hair shy of calling the President of the United States "uppity?" Last week, Bill-O was calling him "cocky" during his Talking Points Memo segment on Fox. Now we've got Lady McCheney Mary Matalin on Mrs. Greenspan's show calling him too "self-reverential" and "self-righteous" and that he wants Republicans to go along with him and pretend they care about doing their jobs and legislating, he'd better start acting nicer to them.

Andrea Mitchell reminded her that he didn't exactly have much good will from the other side, what with them immediately plotting on how to obstruct everything he tried to do from the day he got elected ........

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/matalin-president-needs-be-less-self-rever



Poor little Republican's feelings are being hurt by that big old President Obama. Sniff, Sniff, .....

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Reply Matalin: President Needs to be Less 'Self-Reverential' to Make Progress With Republicans (Original post)
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 OP
Cirque du So-What Jan 2013 #1
niyad Jan 2013 #9
Cirque du So-What Jan 2013 #15
denverbill Jan 2013 #2
sadbear Jan 2013 #6
babylonsister Jan 2013 #3
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #4
abq e streeter Jan 2013 #5
Johnny2X2X Jan 2013 #7
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #13
sadbear Jan 2013 #8
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #10
Sunlei Jan 2013 #11
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #12
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #14
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #16
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #18
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #17
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #19
quaker bill Jan 2013 #20
a kennedy Jan 2013 #21
CBHagman Jan 2013 #22
DFW Jan 2013 #23

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:41 AM

1. The phrase is 'self reFerential'

which means something different entirely. Dumass.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:50 AM

9. no, she said what she meant.

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Response to niyad (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:48 AM

15. Yes, I realize what she meant

However, as she stated it, 'self-reverential' is meaningless, and it looks suspiciously like the commonly-used phrase 'self-referential.' She could have used any number of words or phrases with the same meaning as what she intended to convey (in such an instance, personally, I favor 'sanctimonious'), but she made up a malapropism instead...and this from someone who makes her living through manipulation of the language?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:42 AM

2. I think she means uppity.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:47 AM

6. +1

"The President needs to know his place."

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:43 AM

3. He will never be 'enough'; they'll continue to come

up with excuses why not to like him. I think the President has figured that out. Oh, and Matalin, stfu, you of all people should know better.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:44 AM

4. You mean ...

Poor little Republican's feelings are being hurt by that big old BLACK MAN President Obama. Sniff, Sniff, .....


Don't forget their true motivation.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:44 AM

5. abq e streeter: Matalin needs to be less smug , idiotic jackass.

Yeah, like that'll ever happen.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:48 AM

7. Disgusting

Witht the election of a black President, we've not seen racism wane, we've seen it thrust to the forefront.

Obama has been gracious and humble, compare his words and actions to "I'm the decider" and "bring em on" Bush.

There is not way to not call it racism. They think Obhama is uppity, that's all.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:38 AM

13. Yup, his election, and now re-election, ripped the scab off an old unhealed wound.

The racists have been simmering for years. They can't use the N-word in public anymore and they HATE that. That word gave them power.

But for years now, that word was no longer accepted in public, so they had to keep it to themselves and only use it in certain company.

Then America actually elected "one of them" gasp ... and the racists went from simmer, to full boil.

And now on a regular basis, they boil over.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:49 AM

8. You have to wonder if James Carville is sympathetic to this kind of covert racism.

I won't pretend to understand the dynamics of their marriage, but I simply couldn't be attracted to anyone who would say (or even think) such racist shit.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:54 AM

10. stop being an uppity black man in other words

and start kissing the asses of your betters--the white GOP lawmakers.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:06 AM

11. never will be ass kissing or 'progress' with these new republicans, dry up and blow away already.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:36 AM

12. Yep it means he needs to kiss their asses.

And be a good boy. I'm glad Obama makes them feel uneasy.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:39 AM

14. Matalin is just an old white woman who is afraid of the angry black man she keeps

seeing on TV.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:58 AM

16. Matalin prefers fools like GWB.

GWB revered himself highly enough to run for president, lose and take office anyway. Now that is self-reverential.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:59 AM

18. As I recall

he said something about it being god's will that he be POTUS.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:58 AM

17. Yeah



The "Party of Personal Responsibility" seems to have nothing but excuses for why they can't work with President Obama. Anyway, politics isn't about being buddies. It's about governing the country and doing what's best for the American public. Personal feelings and camaraderie is not what it's all about and if Republicans are so sensitive to real or perceived slights from the President, then, frankly, they really shouldn't be in politics/government in the first place. Anyway, it's not as if Republicans have been quite that friendly towards President Obama during the last 4 years. Hell, they supported or at least encouraged their rabid teabagger "base" to question his citizenship for nearly 4 years! Democrats had to grit their teeth and work with Bush for 8 years and stand with him against Al-Queda and OBL and were able to do it despite Bush and Rove constantly flipping them the bird and practically calling them traitors if they uttered anything slightly negative about him and/or his policies. Republicans should or ought to be working with President Obama to help fix the economy and bring back some measure of prosperity to our country after the financial meltdown and damn-near depression of 2008 but they're not and no amount of President Obama prostrating himself before them will make Republicans any more eager and willing to work with him to do this, so................

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:59 PM

19. Oh fuck off, you scraggy hag.

That bitch's meanness is showing on the outside now. She's so unbelievably ugly, inside and out.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:04 AM

20. Or perhaps republicans need to show more respect for the office

Perhaps they could show the respect they demanded when Shrub* was in the office.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:57 AM

21. Screw that.....he tried to work with them for four years......and what did it get him.....

ha ha, re-elected!!!! and now, screw them.....ram everything he wants through and bypass them altogether.....

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:06 AM

22. President Obama could say American children ought to eat more vegetables...

...and the 'cans would say he was trying to suppress junk food sales.

Getting the Republicans to click the LIKE button it's a fool's errand, and the president already knows it. Matalin's just going through the usual performance.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:17 PM

23. Yeah, he's got to stop saying things like "I'm the decider." Oh. Wait.

Never mind.

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