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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:42 AM
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Kyl calls Obama’s inaugural address ‘low-brow.’
In his inauguration speech yesterday, President Obama declared, “On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.” Apparently, however, Obama’s speech led to one more “petty grievance.” Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl told Arizona radio station KTAR that he thought Obama’s speech was “low-brow“:

“His speech was not high-brow, it was more low-brow and a bit surprising in that regard,” said the Senate Minority Whip. <…>

He took exception to Obama’s call for “an end to petty grievances” and a political truce in Washington.

“If the idea is we have to avoid controversy by getting in line behind his proposals, that’s not patriotism,” Kyl said. “If he is asking that everybody agree with him and thereby have a truce, that’s not going to work.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/01/21/kyl-obama-low-brow/
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:44 AM
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1. Does he mean the high brow " you are either for us or for the terrorists"
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:44 AM
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2. And if anyone knows 'low brow', it's Kyl. Asshat.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:44 AM
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3. kyl is a good example of 'petty'. what a pile of scum.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:45 AM
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4. The party of GWB has no room to use the phrase "low brow". n/t
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:45 AM
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5. "we have to avoid controversy by getting in line behind his proposals, that’s not patriotism"
You mean JUST like YOU did with Bush, Kyl? :eyes:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 AM
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20. The hypocrisy is stomach-churning
:puke:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:45 AM
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6. Obama wasn't speaking to you, Congressman Kyl. nt
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:45 AM
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7. Oh the Flat Earth Society has spoken.
Nothing new under the sun I see. Yawn. It's patriotic to disagree with the President but only if they are a Dem. :eyes:
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:45 AM
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8. Hrmph! It's not patriotic to smear the Commander in Chief in a time of war
When we second guess our commander in chief, we play right into the hands of America's enemies.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:46 AM
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9. Fuck Off Kyl! n/t
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:46 AM
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10. Psst, Kyl.. Your whole party is "not going to work" any more.
Let's see how long they deny this truth. They not only lost, they lost BIG.
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:46 AM
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11. Tansy calls Jon Kyl a worthless piece of shit.
I don't usually stoop this low, but one has to stoop this low to meet Kyl on his own level.


I'm quite sure Kyl (who deserves none of the dignity that goes with the title "Senator" or even "Mister") fully expected all the Dems to line up and follow HIS feckless leader without a whimper of protest. Ha ha, now the shoe is on the other foot, ain't it, Jonny boy?


What a wanker.



Tansy Gold, Arizonan
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:47 AM
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Kyl has an exaggerated sense of his own importance.
Not surprised he would twist Obama's words into partisan crap.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:47 AM
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12. This is rich, coming from the party that called President Obama a terrorist.
This is rich.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:47 AM
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13. "Low Brow"?
1. Compared to *, THAT is low brow?
2. Don't mistake plain speaking for less than eloquence.
3. I didn't pick up on any cheap shots, profanity, mistakes in grammar or poor word choice.
4. BTW, Kyl would have had Plan B ready if the President had put in a $50 word here and there: the speech was "High Brow" and he was talking over the heads of ordinary Americans.
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:47 AM
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14. Surely he misunderstoodimated him
And did not realize that he was talking about putting food on the American Family.

Two Americas- separated by a common language.

Goodbye, know-nothing freak!
You are retiring soon, whether you realize it or not.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:47 AM
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15. Kyl is a moran.
He's pro-petty grievances? lol, OK. And is he suggesting Obama is unpatriotic?
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:48 AM
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16. Kyl can suck-it.
He'll get no where if he continues his obstructionist attempts at butting against the change we all wanted and voted for.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:51 AM
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17. Kyl better learn to suck on it and like it. nt
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:53 AM
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18. Hey Kyl - grow up and act like an adult. That's what Obama wants you to do.
As usual, a Republican showing his ass, whining like a little baby. Obama does not want everyone to shut up and fall in line; he wants us to come together and compromise. Like adults.

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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:53 AM
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19. This from a person who considers "Hee Haw" to be high brow. nt
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 AM
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21. Jon needs some cheese for his whine.
If he wants low brow he just needs to look in a mirror.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:55 AM
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22. Calls for unity in service of a higher purpose are lowbrow? Learn something new every day.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:57 AM
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23. "Low brow" meaning..Obama told
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:57 AM by zidzi
it like it is and stuck it to bush and his toadies in Congress.

kyl was obviously hoping for a pollyanna speech that didn't hold his ilk accountable.

We know republicans don't like to be held accountable and if there's a hint of it..they go into major victim mode.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:58 AM
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24. Um, Kyl, he was asking you all to line up behind the AMERICAN PEOPLE...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:59 AM by Kristi1696
...and do what's best for US. 'Cause, if you hadn't noticed (and you probably haven't), we're kind of in a bad way right now. Obama wasn't asking you to agree with every idea he puts forth. He was asking you to be honest about what you agree with, offer constructive criticism for what you don't, and forget the political posturing for a little while.

But why am I not surprised that you didn't seem to get that? :eyes:
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:05 PM
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25. How's the view from the cheap seats, vile kyl?
He's one of the most disgusting sacks of GOP shit in the Senate.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:07 PM
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26. All I know is that if I were a Republican
(and thank god I'm not) I would have developed a slight case of diarrhea looking out into that crowd yesterday. Millions and millions of people smiling, crying, and cheering because the Bush residency was over. Watching Bush leave -- the first president ever to be literally booed out of town.

I've seen a lot of inaugurations -- I was dragged to a neighbor's house in 1953 to see Ike sworn in on their TV, because we didn't have one -- and I've not seen anything like yesterday. It brought tears to my eyes just to see the pictures of that mass of people on the Mall.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:57 PM
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32. and Truman was the least popular President ever
well before Bush.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:09 PM
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27. What can we expect from this asshole?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:10 PM
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28. So, Kyl was accusing Obama of making it easy enough for the Bush worshippers to understand?
from the 1977 copy of the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary:

high-brow - a person who possesses or has pretensions to superior learning or culture (sounds like Dennis Miller, who freeptards wouldn't understand)

low-brow - an uncultivated person (freeptard)

Kyl would be talking about how "high-and-mighty" and "above all the average joes" if Obama had talked way over their heads ...
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:15 PM
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29. Kyl Responds To Obama's Call for End to Petty Grievances with Petty Grievance
more at 11
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:16 PM
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30. Now Obama can legitimately cross Kyl's name off the list of
"Republicans I need to reach out to"!!!
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:27 PM
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31. Kyl's a relic of a bygone age. Without Bush to look to he is twisting in the wind. He will try and
cause as much trouble as possible. He is the most worthless Senator Arizona has ever had. Not to mention the most worthless human being...
Jon Kyl sucks.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:58 PM
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33. It's about disagreeing without being disagreeable, as Obama has said many times
FAIL
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:04 PM
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34. And comes out and does exactly what Obama said they need to stop doing
LOL
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:11 PM
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35. Yes, it's a "people thing" Democrats have. Sad, but there you are.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 01:11 PM by KCabotDullesMarxIII
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:14 PM
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36. The more the GOP talks like this
The more people will realize: there are Americans, and then there are Republicans.
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:16 PM
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37. That's a complement to these faux-populist assholes.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 01:17 PM by Harvey Korman
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