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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:41 PM

Village Idiots Pronounce Republicans Innocent, Obama 'The Divider'

Last Monday, something remarkable happened. PBS aired their newest Frontline segment on the first four years of Obama's presidency. In the opening segment, Frank Luntz crowed proudly about how the strategy session he organized and which took place four years ago today had proven to be a rousing success.

That strategy was, of course, the decision for Republicans to stand united against anything the President proposed. Anything, even if it was originally a Republican idea. In their mind, that was the only way they could recover from the devastating election results of 2008.

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On This Week, Matthew Dowd keeps that drumbeat moving. Clearly he had to reach deep down into his storehouse of empty intellectual dishonesty to say this:

DOWD: But I think that we are at probably in this country in one of the most divisive, polarized times we've had since the Civil War. And in that speech, Lincoln talked about we both pray to the same God, malice towards none, charity for all, all of that, and I think this president should -- which I don't think he will do -- should come with a sense of humbleness, a sense of humility, and a sense that basically the biggest problem he has in this country is the divisions that exist in this country that have only been made worse in the course of his presidency, age divisions, sex divisions, church divisions. All the divisions that exist in this country, he has to figure out a way to bring people together and solve some of the problems.


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This is the "magic Barack theory," writ large, and it's one embraced by the Village idiots to an intolerable degree. It's all on the president to breach the gap, reach over the divide, bring people together, make things happen. He is a magician, a conjurer, a sorcerer who can simply reach across the aisle and make it happen.


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Congress is behaving badly, choosing to block everything the President does? No worries, Barack can fix it, if he wants to. All he has to do is what Republicans want and POOF! The divide will be forever bridged, a new unity. After all, look at Bill Clinton! He got things done because he and Newtie sat down and made it happen. Yes, someone said this on one of the endless pundit parades this week.

Never mind that it was Clinton's cave to the likes of Phil Gramm that brought the housing market and with it, the rest of the financial markets, to a complete standstill and nearly wiped out our entire economy. Never mind that, because Clinton knew how to reach across the damned aisle and get stuff done.

Sure. It's all about bridging the divide, no matter how awful the policy might be.


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UCmeNdc Jan 2013 OP
BarryRocks Jan 2013 #1
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2013 #2
arcane1 Jan 2013 #3
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2013 #5
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #10
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #4
drm604 Jan 2013 #7
emulatorloo Jan 2013 #6
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #8
Tutonic Jan 2013 #9
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #11

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Response to BarryRocks (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:50 PM

2. never mind....you found the door!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:56 PM

3. BarryRocks is struggling with his inadequacies at the moment

Thus making his posts come across as unintelligible

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:56 PM

5. I gave him a little assistance!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:14 PM

10. Heh! Speaking of village idiots...

Yeah, it didn't take long for this Beavis and Butthead troll to get tossed.

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Response to BarryRocks (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:56 PM

4. Dick Cheney has some words for you.

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Response to BarryRocks (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:04 PM

7. Actually no, everyone doesn't know that.

Some unobservant people believe that. Others simply lie and say it's the case, hoping to convince others.

Edited to add: That was fast. Good jury decision.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:00 PM

6. They love their Strawman Obama, don't they?

Happily most folks see thru it. Romney ran against Strawman Obama, didn't get him anything but " pants on fire" ratings from fact checkers.

For what it is worth, first guy I heard claiming "obamaisthemostdivisivepresidentever" was Karl Rove in 09. Clearly Rove was talking about Bush, but claiming it was Obama.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:07 PM

8. It seems there is a "full court press" to slow down President Obama's new forcefulness.

Looks like everyone in the press is afraid President Obama will force his ideas and concepts on the GOP. The press seems afraid this action by the president will force the GOP to have to stand all alone on its own concepts and policies.

Why are so many pundits interested in making the GOP's own policies' authorship become hidden behind President Obama's coattails?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:10 PM

9. When the REthugs are pleading for the president to be humble they are losing big and we are

WINNING!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:31 PM

11. Well, with sense like that it would appear that the Rs should give in since the president won

re-election. But that won't happen will it?? The Rs should have listened to the president's speech today about taking the oath. Or do the Rs not take the oath serious?? Oh, by their actions they don't ??
The R stands for tReasoneRs.

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