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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:24 PM
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could Obama be playing chess with US?
Via Gibb's comment. Mayhaps to get us pissed off enough to "get fired up"?

just saying
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:26 PM
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1. allow me to be the first
to unrecommend.
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:27 PM
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2. I don't think you were, but I defer to you anyway. n/t
;-)
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:27 PM
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3. Not that dimensional chess meme again
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:27 PM
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4. No, he's just trying to figure out how to get Gibbs to unglue his testicles from his thigh nt
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:27 PM
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5. Yes! nt
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:28 PM
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6. Oh, my, god.
:banghead:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:02 PM
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23. thank you, move over.
:banghead:
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:05 PM
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25. +1
:banghead:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:28 PM
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7. Sounds like they'd be counting on Stockholm Syndrome
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Steely_Dan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:47 PM
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19. LOLOLOLOLOL!
That struck me as amazingly funny. Well done.

-PLA
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kiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:28 PM
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8. Let me think....no. n/t
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:30 PM
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9. Gibbs opened his mouth...
...words came out, people reacted, life goes on.
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pocoloco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:36 PM
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11. Unless you don't have health insurance...
are a soldier or civilian in Afghanistan.

No big deal, huh?
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:32 PM
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10. No.I think it's Chutes and Ladders.
just saying.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:37 PM
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12. As long as it's not
knick-knack-pattywack. :p
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:38 PM
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13. No
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:39 PM
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14. Wow... I hope your joking.
Because if you believe this, you might have a serious casing of the freaking stupid.
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:49 PM
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20. yep, hopefully joking.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:42 PM
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15. No. Just politics. He knows most of us will vote for Democrats out of fear of republicans
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:42 PM by old mark
and he is mining the center and refugee republicans for votes an support. Obama loves us when he feels he need our votes and will tell us anything, but will shine us on after the election and tell us we need drug testing for believing he actually meant what he said.

He is a great politician, maybe even better than Old Bill Clinton.
He is getting some good work done, but nowhere near what we really need and he is giving so much away that much of his legislation is nearly pointless.

I got hammered on GDP in '08 for saying that Obama is just another politician, but I stand by that. We need more than what he can give, and thus he is wasting valuable time.


Fired Up?
At one time, but no more.

mark
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:43 PM
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16.  Boy , that's a desperate defense. All the prez needs to do is fire Gibbs and bring back Mike
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:45 PM by saracat
McCurry. Why is it so important that everyone near the WH be considered 100% correct ALL the time even when they are wrong?
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:44 PM
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17. LOL
I used to know this girl whose boyfriend beat her up all the time. She kept going back, and her justifications for it and him sounded a lot like this.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:45 PM
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18. "Just saying" warrants an automatic unrec. (n/t)
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JoseGaspar Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:57 PM
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21. Definitely...

For every new body that goes under the bus, the Democrats obviously get 12 new, previously unknown, sensible voters who wouldn't leave the house except for their hatred of those under the bus.

This weeks tally:

The Left.
The Hispanic Media.
Cornell West.
The "Progressive" Cable Media (such as it is).
Everyone horrified by the BP spill in the Gulf.

At this rate, its going to be a fucking Democratic landslide in November.


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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:59 PM
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22. It crossed my mind.
Then left it in a hurry.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:04 PM
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24. Tiddlywinks
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:07 PM
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26. ...just when I thought I'd heard everything!
:crazy:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:10 PM
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27. I seriously doubt it. Why? As you can see here, it has only
pissed off the "base" enough to make them think about not voting or voting for a third party candidate.

:shrug:

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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:10 PM
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28. Lol. You forgot the sarcasm thingy.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:11 PM
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29. Nope - it was more like a team sport where he pissed off his team.
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:21 PM
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32. I like your sports analogy..
one of the better analogies I've seen.

:thumbsup:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:14 PM
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30. Nah, he's trying to reposition himself in the middle, triangulate, or whatever it's called.
And we are his ballast.

He won the primary by getting liberals on his side. He won the general by being, well, general, and talking about hope and change (hasn't every winning candidate in our lifetime used those two words as the center of their campaign? Clinton was even born in Hope!).

Now he's in danger of losing Congress because the Republicans are labeling him as a radical, a liberal, a commie, a fascist (which they think means liberal for some reason), and whatever other scary word they can call him.

So, time to smack us like ugly stepchildren in a Focus on the Family household. "See, they are bad, meanie-type people, and they bother me, too. I'm a moderate, all my Democrat buds are moderates. Them weirdo professional lefties, they scare me, too! I'll stand by you guys in the middle and we can throw stones together at them, how's that? By the way, vote for us in November, so we can protect you from those crazies."

If there was a strategy, that was it. I think it was more of a rant, though, against his critics because Gibbs doesn't know what else to do.

Now, honestly, if I loved what Obama was doing, I'd play along. "He never, ever gives us our way!! He's a moderate who doesn't love us, we are done with him! Wink! You moderates can have him, and enjoy voting for that moderate stuff you guys like because he's a moderate! Yes sir, and not a liberal at all!!"

Funny thing is, we're all playing along, anyway, because that's what we're saying. Only we mean it, because he hasn't done what we wanted. So maybe he is just playing chess with us pawns.

Whatever. I hope he wins, I hope we win in November, and I hope whatever he's doing works. I prefer an underachieving Dem to a full blown Republican any day. But I'm still going to yell about it. :)

Notice this came just days after his comment in Austin that he's real good at politicking? Coincidence, or conspiracy? You decide.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:19 PM
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31. Woop here it is! I have been waiting for this, no matter what
happens it was the brilliant tactician Obama playing chess. I'm sure that is the plan to get us fired up. We have been had again. :sarcasm:
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:24 PM
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33. Obama's playing with us, but it isn't chess....n/t
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