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61. The only people I see being bullies are in this White House!
I don't hold the most powerful position in the World , do you?

Main Entry: 1bully
Pronunciation: \ˈbu̇-lē, ˈbə-\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural bullies
Etymology: probably from Middle Dutch boele lover; akin to Middle Low German bōle lover, Middle High German buole
Date: 1538
1 archaic a : sweetheart b : a fine chap
2 a : a blustering browbeating person; especially : one habitually cruel to others who are weaker b : pimp
3 : a hired ruffian


Main Entry: 3bully
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): bullied; bullying
Date: 1693
transitive verb 1 : to treat abusively
2 : to affect by means of force or coercionintransitive verb : to use browbeating language or behavior : bluster

synonyms see intimidate


The man is hurling insults to me and many fellow democrats , right and left , attacking the very people who put him where he is , From the most powerful platform on Planet earth ..and I am supposed to consider him as the Victim?

Give me a fucking break..

We as Democrats are supposed to feel shame at the automobiles we drive in and are called Professional Liberals with sneers and jeers, while his wife vacations in the 3rd most expensive resort in the World, and gardens in $1,000.00 Jimmy Choo Boots, and you don't find the hypocracy of that stunningly appalling ?

Then there is no reasoning with you, you obviously don't have the capacity for it.

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  -The Whitehouse has the right to speak back to those that constantly trash it. phleshdef  Aug-10-10 12:25 PM   #0 
  - And vice-versa, yes?  villager   Aug-10-10 12:25 PM   #1 
  - Of course. I only said as much 2 or 3 times in my OP.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:28 PM   #3 
  - No question. It happens on this forum on a DAILY basis.  CakeGrrl   Aug-10-10 12:29 PM   #4 
  - What's wrong with DU that we can't reflexively sign off on every Executive Branch policy...  villager   Aug-10-10 01:11 PM   #50 
     - Proving my point  CakeGrrl   Aug-10-10 01:27 PM   #60 
     - So, your observation is allowed, but mine isn't?  villager   Aug-10-10 04:04 PM   #103 
     - Feigned analysis.  Sheepshank   Aug-10-10 03:22 PM   #95 
  - Talk about tunnel vision!  JNelson6563   Aug-11-10 08:04 AM   #140 
  - Absolutely. They're just "holding your feet to the fire."  Phx_Dem   Aug-10-10 12:28 PM   #2 
  - Yes, I totally agree.  kjackson227   Aug-10-10 12:29 PM   #5 
  - I applaud Gibbs for his honesty!  Political Tiger   Aug-10-10 12:31 PM   #6 
  - Ah, infighting. I think both sides are getting caught up in it and blaming  Jennicut   Aug-10-10 12:31 PM   #7 
  - Really?  daleanime   Aug-10-10 12:33 PM   #12 
     - That is true. Both parties go through the push and pull. This is nothing new.  Jennicut   Aug-10-10 12:37 PM   #22 
     - The only problem is...  daleanime   Aug-10-10 12:46 PM   #33 
     - I'm having trouble coming  leftynyc   Aug-10-10 03:22 PM   #96 
  - How about theyuse some of that vitriol and energy to attack the RWingnuts that WANT  BrklynLiberal   Aug-10-10 12:32 PM   #8 
  - The ratio of attacking the right vs the left from this WH is probably about 100 to 1 respectively.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:33 PM   #14 
  - Then why don't they speak back to those who call Obama "Hitler"?  jgraz   Aug-10-10 12:32 PM   #9 
  - They have and continue to do so all the time.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:34 PM   #16 
  - You avoided the question  jgraz   Aug-10-10 12:36 PM   #20 
     - I'm not avoiding anything. Its not a valid question. It isn't true.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:37 PM   #23 
     - Then show me where they've gone after the right in the same way.  jgraz   Aug-10-10 12:39 PM   #26 
     - They've verbally attacked Fox News, Glen Beck, Republicans and people who spread crazy rumors.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:41 PM   #28 
        - OK. Sorry to ask you to back up your baseless assertions  jgraz   Aug-10-10 12:44 PM   #30 
           - Can't win an argument? Break out the cliche, hollow bullshit!  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:47 PM   #34 
              - Wow, that is a mindbendingly self-referential post.  jgraz   Aug-10-10 12:48 PM   #35 
                 - The more you try to fancy up "I know you are but what am I"...  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:55 PM   #41 
                    - I know you are but what am I  jgraz   Aug-10-10 12:58 PM   #44 
     - It most certainly is a valid question  Nite Owl   Aug-10-10 01:16 PM   #54 
        - Rahm didn't call anyone fucking retarded. He called a commercial fucking retarded.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 01:23 PM   #58 
        - It was aimed at Progressives  Nite Owl   Aug-10-10 02:38 PM   #84 
        - It was in response to a direct question about how he felt about a commercial...  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 02:49 PM   #88 
        - It was aimed at Move-On and the Unions..come on..You know that..why the bullshit?  flyarm   Aug-10-10 03:51 PM   #101 
           - Bullshit?  Nite Owl   Aug-10-10 03:55 PM   #102 
              - I think trying to kill the bill was fucking retarded to. There I said it.  phleshdef   Aug-11-10 09:09 AM   #146 
        - let's see  Sheepshank   Aug-10-10 04:18 PM   #106 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-10-10 03:25 PM   #97 
        - Please review the definition of "false"  jgraz   Aug-10-10 05:38 PM   #118 
  - Virulent anger?  CakeGrrl   Aug-10-10 01:15 PM   #52 
  - However you characterize it, it's far stronger than anything they've said to the Right.  jgraz   Aug-10-10 02:21 PM   #77 
  - Because it's hard to be angry at people who are too dumb to know any better  Hippo_Tron   Aug-10-10 11:22 PM   #130 
  - Why would they elevate any fool like that to their level?  Hansel   Aug-11-10 08:23 PM   #169 
  - I know a few who dish it out every way they can, each and every day,  FrenchieCat   Aug-10-10 12:32 PM   #10 
  - Perhaps we're just appalled at the political stupidity of it.  jgraz   Aug-10-10 12:35 PM   #19 
  - Last I checked, none of us spoke on behalf of the  spoony   Aug-10-10 01:21 PM   #57 
  - *speak back*  Donnachaidh   Aug-10-10 12:33 PM   #11 
  - Oh, here's another false argument.  Stoic   Aug-10-10 12:33 PM   #13 
  - Dang. Now they gotta  Cherchez la Femme   Aug-10-10 04:13 PM   #105 
  - Then why don't they call Rush a drug addict?  LaurenG   Aug-10-10 12:34 PM   #15 
  - You are pretending that they haven't.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:35 PM   #18 
     - Really, can you point me to a link or something  LaurenG   Aug-10-10 12:42 PM   #29 
     - I meant that in reference to "hitting the right wing teabag monstrosities"  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:46 PM   #31 
        - Why am I being tossed in the same basket as those assholes?  LaurenG   Aug-10-10 12:51 PM   #39 
           - Unless you believe Obama is just like George Bush, then you weren't tossed in that basket.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:56 PM   #42 
              - Obama has indeed continued SOME of the same policies as Bush  LaurenG   Aug-10-10 01:10 PM   #48 
                 - "I hear these people saying hes like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested"  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 01:15 PM   #51 
                    - Here - this is a perfect explanation of what he's done  LaurenG   Aug-10-10 01:18 PM   #55 
     - Link, please.  Ignis   Aug-10-10 01:34 PM   #63 
        - I don't need to give you a link. You know this WH has criticized the right.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 01:44 PM   #66 
           - The earth is flat. I don't need to give you a link.  Ignis   Aug-10-10 01:46 PM   #67 
              - If you had said it was round, then you would be correct.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 01:56 PM   #68 
              - I haven't denied anything. I asked for a link.  Ignis   Aug-10-10 02:02 PM   #72 
                 - I don't want to spend my time looking for links for things that people all ready know.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 02:06 PM   #73 
                    - "everyone knows"  Ignis   Aug-10-10 02:09 PM   #74 
                    - So then you are denying everything you said you weren't denying.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 02:18 PM   #75 
                       - In English, please?  Ignis   Aug-10-10 02:19 PM   #76 
                          - I'm sorry, I don't know what "In English" means. I'm going to need a link.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 02:39 PM   #85 
                             - The saddest part is that you probably think you're being clever.  Ignis   Aug-10-10 03:37 PM   #100 
                             - No, cleverness is only required when commucating with someone that warrants it.  phleshdef   Aug-11-10 09:10 AM   #147 
                                - But supporting one's claim is universal. No cleverness required.  Ignis   Aug-11-10 11:57 AM   #157 
                             - Nor does it appear you know anything about LINKS  Cherchez la Femme   Aug-10-10 04:21 PM   #107 
                    - how quickly some here chose to forget  Sheepshank   Aug-10-10 04:25 PM   #109 
                    - "65% of the DLC are also members of NAMBLA."  Ignis   Aug-10-10 05:01 PM   #115 
                    - But you have plenty of time to bullshit.  joe black   Aug-12-10 09:21 AM   #177 
              - we could go and look that stuff up....right?  Sheepshank   Aug-10-10 04:27 PM   #110 
                 - "that's how it works" That's how what works? Supporting one's arguments?  Ignis   Aug-10-10 04:57 PM   #114 
                    - oh dear, now you are going to say that I'm condescending when I explain this  Sheepshank   Aug-10-10 05:38 PM   #119 
                       - I don't know where (or if) you went to university, but ...  Ignis   Aug-10-10 06:20 PM   #120 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-10-10 08:14 PM   #126 
                          - I have a whole list of links someone posted down thread. I refuse to give them to you.  phleshdef   Aug-11-10 09:12 AM   #148 
                             - Personal attacks aren't warranted.  Ignis   Aug-11-10 11:58 AM   #159 
  - K & R.  tandot   Aug-10-10 12:34 PM   #17 
  - Well said. n/t  FSogol   Aug-10-10 12:36 PM   #21 
  - The White House are "OUR EMPLOYEES!" the only rights they have to smear and trash Ameriicans is  flyarm   Aug-10-10 12:38 PM   #24 
  - No boss of mine would be allowed to constantly trash me without me talking back.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 12:40 PM   #27 
  - Poor Obama! Bullied by those mean voters!  spoony   Aug-10-10 01:24 PM   #59 
  - The only people I see being bullies are in this White House!  flyarm   Aug-10-10 01:30 PM   #61 
     - Oh, poor little you.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 01:57 PM   #69 
        - Seriously.  CakeGrrl   Aug-10-10 02:23 PM   #78 
        - If you THINK you are doing democrats or the democratic party any are seriously mistaken!  flyarm   Aug-10-10 02:30 PM   #80 
  - +1  LostinVA   Aug-10-10 12:49 PM   #36 
     - figures  catgirl   Aug-10-10 12:58 PM   #45 
        - civil  Ignis   Aug-10-10 01:35 PM   #64 
           - back at you  catgirl   Aug-10-10 03:06 PM   #90 
              - I do aim for civility, yes. You?  Ignis   Aug-10-10 03:31 PM   #98 
                 - Well, you're failing at it  catgirl   Aug-10-10 04:37 PM   #112 
                    - I'm sorry, who are you?  Ignis   Aug-11-10 01:23 PM   #162 
  - Pointing to an extreme fridge is a Hail-Mary diversion when you get frustrated  Snotcicles   Aug-10-10 12:39 PM   #25 
  - You mean the "extreme fringe" who are  ProSense   Aug-10-10 12:46 PM   #32 
  - If the shoe fits, By all means change "an" to 'the". nt  Snotcicles   Aug-10-10 01:05 PM   #46 
  - Next they'll be looking for references to the word ugly  Sheepshank   Aug-10-10 04:32 PM   #111 
  - I have a sub-zero freezer. Does that count as an extreme fridge? (nt)  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-11-10 08:23 AM   #142 
  - Warm beer at 8PM is a very frustrating situation to be in.  phleshdef   Aug-11-10 09:13 AM   #149 
  - Excellent point, well stated.  yellerpup   Aug-10-10 12:49 PM   #37 
  - To paraphrase Harry Truman,  RaleighNCDUer   Aug-10-10 12:50 PM   #38 
  - Weak leaders criticize those who put them there.  moksha   Aug-10-10 12:53 PM   #40 
  - Yep, I question his priorities.  LAGC   Aug-10-10 02:01 PM   #71 
  - Great post- thank you n/t  catgirl   Aug-10-10 12:57 PM   #43 
  - Politically impossible according to whom? You?  OwnedByFerrets   Aug-10-10 01:08 PM   #47 
  - To anyone that has a realistic perspective on the current political environment.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 01:10 PM   #49 
     - You realistic? thanks for the chuckle! eom  flyarm   Aug-10-10 04:53 PM   #113 
  - Kicked&Recommended!  butterfly77   Aug-10-10 01:16 PM   #53 
  - a hearty agreement with Gibbs!  Whisp   Aug-10-10 01:18 PM   #56 
  - Rec'd for sanity. Well said. [nt]  Jester Messiah   Aug-10-10 01:32 PM   #62 
  - Well said.  azmouse   Aug-10-10 01:37 PM   #65 
  - Don't get mad at RG for one of the stupidest moves of the decade? (nt)  philly_bob   Aug-10-10 01:59 PM   #70 
  - Some have said it better than I ever could!  flyarm   Aug-10-10 02:27 PM   #79 
  - Making up arguments that no one in this thread made.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 02:36 PM   #83 
     - The transparency is not coming out of the White House today,, as anyone who wanted it ever expected.  flyarm   Aug-10-10 03:18 PM   #92 
        - Must be nice when one's functionality is limited to being a walking, talking point.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 03:21 PM   #94 
           - game over..the only one with talking points is looking you in the mirror! eom  flyarm   Aug-10-10 03:35 PM   #99 
              - Getting the last word really isn't worth it if you have to resort to such embarassingly...  phleshdef   Aug-11-10 09:15 AM   #150 
  - A broad-brush insult of the left is not a worthy "response"  DirkGently   Aug-10-10 02:34 PM   #81 
  - I'll stop you right at your subject. It wasn't broad brush.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 02:36 PM   #82 
     - It was. And there is no other way it could be perceived, because  DirkGently   Aug-10-10 02:45 PM   #86 
        - No, it wasn't. It applied only to the criteria of people who are never happy.  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 02:48 PM   #87 
           - What response would be needed to "people who are never  DirkGently   Aug-10-10 02:55 PM   #89 
              - Its not a broad brush because the vast majority of self identified liberals...  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 03:15 PM   #91 
              - Like he is that bent on some infinitely small group of drugged out crazies  TheKentuckian   Aug-11-10 11:14 PM   #175 
              - Also, "Gibbs said the professional left is not representative of the progressives who organized..."  phleshdef   Aug-10-10 03:20 PM   #93 
                 - So, he and you define "progressives" as those who limit their  DirkGently   Aug-10-10 06:29 PM   #122 
  - Sure they have the right  Cherchez la Femme   Aug-10-10 04:07 PM   #104 
  - Great Post K&R  KBlagburn   Aug-10-10 04:21 PM   #108 
  - Great post. I am so angry with self sabotaging democrats . If we could unite  Pisces   Aug-10-10 05:04 PM   #116 
  - No one doubts its right, as stupid as exercizing that right is.  damntexdem   Aug-10-10 05:10 PM   #117 
  - Kick, Rec. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-10-10 06:21 PM   #121 
  - LOL! What a sublime bit of nonsense  Vinnie From Indy   Aug-10-10 06:29 PM   #123 
  - Yes, the people who should appreciate what he has accomplished. Who give a shit what  Pisces   Aug-10-10 06:32 PM   #125 
     - The administration cares what the TeaPubliKlans think is who  TheKentuckian   Aug-11-10 11:09 PM   #174 
  - Then why doesn't he speak out so forcefully against Faux?  jillan   Aug-10-10 06:31 PM   #124 
  - While I agree that some tend to get unnecessarily hyperbolic  last_texas_dem   Aug-10-10 09:21 PM   #127 
  - They never talk about republicans with that kind of venim  donheld   Aug-10-10 11:06 PM   #128 
  - They don't feel that kind of enmity for Republicans. n/t  QC   Aug-10-10 11:08 PM   #129 
  - Well said! n/t  firedupdem   Aug-10-10 11:24 PM   #131 
  - And I have the right to call them idiots for insulting me!  KansasVoter   Aug-10-10 11:33 PM   #132 
  - Kick and Rec  Hekate   Aug-11-10 01:43 AM   #133 
  - The residents of the White House DO NOT have the right to trash those who put them there.  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-11-10 01:54 AM   #134 
  - Exactly. Exactly. Exactly!  closeupready   Aug-12-10 09:59 AM   #180 
  - curious isn't it, that the target of Gibbs and Rahm etc often are leftie DEMS, rather than Repubs...  nightrain   Aug-11-10 04:38 AM   #135 
  - Actually, that's wrong.....  FrenchieCat   Aug-11-10 05:15 AM   #136 
  - Shows how little you pay attention because they attack the right every day. (nt)  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-11-10 08:25 AM   #143 
     - I see it very differently. No need to make a personal attack if you have good points.  nightrain   Aug-11-10 10:58 AM   #153 
        - I can guarantee you that if you go to and scan the archives.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-11-10 11:01 AM   #154 
           - I see you can't let go of the attack. It diminishes your points.  nightrain   Aug-11-10 11:09 AM   #155 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-11-10 11:14 AM   #156 
              - that you resort to name-calling demonstrates that your points are weak.  nightrain   Aug-11-10 01:03 PM   #160 
                 - You assume I want to "catch" you.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-11-10 01:13 PM   #161 
                    - no. there's no need to be rude.  nightrain   Aug-11-10 01:32 PM   #163 
                       - Sometimes, there is.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-11-10 01:33 PM   #164 
                          - not really, unless you are unable to contain your feelings and be conversantly civil.  nightrain   Aug-11-10 02:54 PM   #165 
                             - I communicate just fine, thank you.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-11-10 02:56 PM   #166 
                                - That you name-call means you don't have effective commnication. Now to ignore.  nightrain   Aug-11-10 02:58 PM   #167 
                                   - That you can't own up to being wrong means you can't control your emotions.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-11-10 02:59 PM   #168 
           - Never with the venom. Head shaking and ribbing type stuff only  TheKentuckian   Aug-11-10 10:52 PM   #173 
  - The curtain has been pulled aside  Mimosa   Aug-11-10 06:16 AM   #137 
  - Why don't they do it more with Republicans instead of all this "bi-partisan" crap?  DailyGrind51   Aug-11-10 06:33 AM   #138 
  - Not when they don't speak back to their real enemies.  harun   Aug-11-10 06:34 AM   #139 
  - They slam and call out Republicans all the time. You just don't pay attention.  phleshdef   Aug-11-10 09:07 AM   #145 
  - I agree - but I still don't think it was a good idea.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Aug-11-10 08:22 AM   #141 
  - K and R.  Kdillard   Aug-11-10 08:36 AM   #144 
  - Too bad they didn't have the guts to fight back against the Republicans that were constantly  JoeyT   Aug-11-10 09:19 AM   #151 
  - Maybe if they got any indication that progressives would stop bitchin and moaning all the time about  ncteechur   Aug-11-10 09:43 PM   #170 
  - I agree. I get tired of negativity on our side. Some very sparingly hand out praise. And  felinetta   Aug-11-10 10:44 AM   #152 
  - His statements are the worst possible move at the worst possible time for Obama.  niceypoo   Aug-11-10 11:57 AM   #158 
  - Thank you for this  Nancy Waterman   Aug-11-10 10:23 PM   #171 
  - Bring. It. On. The White House will get it back at them far worse than they can deal it out. (nt)  w4rma   Aug-11-10 10:34 PM   #172 
  - So when Obama said...  joe black   Aug-12-10 09:11 AM   #176 
  - Then Obama shouldn't be asking the base to hold his feet to the fire if he didn't mean it.  jillan   Aug-12-10 09:54 AM   #178 
  - Disagree.  closeupready   Aug-12-10 09:57 AM   #179 

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