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Fri May 17, 2013, 11:33 PM

We are witnessing a modern day political lynching party

The rethugs cannot stand that there is a black man in the White House, and will stop at nothing to get him out. Their corporate lackey failed in November, so all they have left is impeachment or resignation. So here comes the scandal parade, one after another. Benghazi, IRS, AP, etc. If they need to make shit up, so be it. All par for the course. Just watch, next week they'll come up with yet another manufactured scandal, then another. They'll continue their grandstanding hearings, parading one official after another, in the hopes that someone will say something that doesn't quite match what someone else said months ago. They'll produce more fake emails and documents.

Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually accuse Obama of murder.

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Reply We are witnessing a modern day political lynching party (Original post)
Hugabear May 2013 OP
Jamaal510 May 2013 #1
rightsideout May 2013 #2
RC May 2013 #3
DevonRex May 2013 #6
abq e streeter May 2013 #16
DevonRex May 2013 #19
abq e streeter May 2013 #22
InAbLuEsTaTe May 2013 #15
nadinbrzezinski May 2013 #4
spanone May 2013 #5
tiny elvis May 2013 #7
freshwest May 2013 #8
Baitball Blogger May 2013 #9
KT2000 May 2013 #10
ffr May 2013 #11
GiaGiovanni May 2013 #12
Hugabear May 2013 #14
Summer Hathaway May 2013 #23
Cha May 2013 #26
Cha May 2013 #25
GiaGiovanni May 2013 #33
freshwest May 2013 #35
spanone May 2013 #13
Arugula Latte May 2013 #17
Skip Intro May 2013 #18
Hugabear May 2013 #21
Elwood P Dowd May 2013 #24
Number23 May 2013 #37
sigmasix May 2013 #27
datasuspect May 2013 #31
defacto7 May 2013 #20
cali May 2013 #28
pecwae May 2013 #30
YeahSureRight May 2013 #29
Freddie May 2013 #32
daleo May 2013 #34
Strelnikov_ May 2013 #36

Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 11:38 PM

1. They're the type

of people who whenever they lose at a pick-up game of basketball, then they want to pick a fight with you afterwards.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 11:49 PM

2. Yep, I agree

I bet alot of it is because he's black. And because alot of people really think he's a Muslim, which really shouldn't even matter. But alot of them really believe it. So it's because he's a black, muslim, democrat and his last name, "Obama."

Because it's all four of those things, right-wingers can't cope. LOL. They are going bananas with Obama in office. In their white-washed mind this can't be happening. It's a threat to their white manhood.

Of course there is the other side of me which says they are doing this because he's a Democrat. They are pulling the same stuff on Obama that they did with Clinton, a white guy.

Because Nixon was impeached, but resigned, the Republicans want to really have a really good chance at successfully impeaching a Democratic President. Like you said they are going to keep up the same BS. Obama is no "Tricky Dick Nixon." So it will never happen, but they will keep trying and it will keep stressing me out.





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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 11:51 PM

3. Obama needs to stop caving and apologizing to them and start knocking heads.

 

Part of this is because he, Obama left way too many bu$h appointees in place. His Right of Center advisers doesn't help either.

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Response to RC (Reply #3)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

6. Just stop. That's almost as bad as what they're doing.

That's my opinion. And I'm not going to stay silent anymore.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #6)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:26 AM

16. Agreed 100%

Never criticize the Leader. I love the Leader. All hail the Leader. Any suggestion that President Obama has ever done anything wrong or has made a political miscalculation is treasonous. I will not stay silent anymore either. Thank you ,for setting those professional leftists straight.

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Response to abq e streeter (Reply #16)

Sat May 18, 2013, 02:04 AM

19. How original of you to use Dear Leader as if we're in North Korea! How EVER did

you come up with that clever little ploy?? Why, it's so unique that I bow down to your obvious superior intelligence right here and NOW!!!! There's absolutely no need to discuss anything more! OMG, what was I thinking to even DARE express my own opinions before? I absolutely MUST conform to YOUR way of thinking this very SECOND!!
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Response to DevonRex (Reply #19)

Sat May 18, 2013, 02:37 AM

22. Actually a Simpsons reference.

but nice try. As far as the rest of your semi (at best) coherent rant, I won't waste my time replying any further than this. Bye, have a nice life.

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Response to RC (Reply #3)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:20 AM

15. Got that right

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 11:52 PM

4. Radicals can't et any democrat near the WH

 

Period.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 11:55 PM

5. k&r..

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:19 AM

7. lynching two dem presidents in a row

when four of the last five rep admins committed federal and international crimes

the party is using race in this new lynching because the opportunity is there

the party will attack a weakness and it will attack a strength
race is both a weakness and strength this time

when the base says muslim, they mean black
when they say communist, they mean foreign
when they say corrupt a priori, they mean black

the party strategy is not exactly the same sincere bigotry
by any means necessary, they told ken starr when whitewater yielded nothing

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:22 AM

8. I am so sick of these freaks. Since Obama was running for office they've been threatening to lynch

him - literally - with a rope. There were the nuts who planned to kill him and blacks and were arrested in 2008. Them and their damn 'race war' they've been dreaming of since WW2 to install to fascism.

No one calls them on it. This is as old as the John Birch Society and their hate for Supreme Court justices for Brown vs. the Board of Education and then JFK. They haven't even changed themes.

These 'patriot' groups sniffling around with their conspiracy theories all listen to the same soundtrack with different brands.

Screw 'em. They can go to hell with Hitler and the KKK.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:28 AM

9. They are so absurd.

And the worst of it is, they never admit when they're wrong.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:40 AM

10. Let's all say it out loud

because that is exactly what is happening.
They cannot get away with this.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:42 AM

11. Their 'made-up' scandals won't work on me, I don't watch much news

I don't even give a rats behind what they come up with, because I'm not watching it. When my idiot Rethug repeat machine friends start up an argument, their left powerless. I don't know what you're talking about!!

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:44 AM

12. This actually seems more like politics as usual

 

It actually reminds me of the Clinton era, although Clinton's impeachment was far more personal. At least we are not hearing Obama's penis discussed every night on the news.

Obama has his racist opposition, but these scandals seem to be more directed at damaging the administration's power and stopping Democratic legislation from going through. The Benghazi obsession actually seems far more directed toward Hillary and 2016 than at Obama at all.

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Response to GiaGiovanni (Reply #12)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:00 AM

14. There's a particular viciousness to their Obama attacks

They hated Bill Clinton, they despise Hillary, they don't like Democrats in general. But there is a special venom to their anti-Obama hatred, a new level of vitriol.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #14)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:21 AM

23. There is a 'particular viciousness' to it.

With Bill, they had his history of sexual dalliances to use against him. Got the 'good Christian family values' crowd riled up good.

With Hillary, they had the 'too outspoken for a woman' angle to use against her. Got the "a decent American woman knows her place" crowd up-in-arms.

With Obama - they don't need to find anything in particular 'wrong' with him to get the racists foaming at the mouth. Hey, he's a black man in the WH - no need for anything further to be said.

But I've no doubt that a good part of the vitriol they feel towards him is based on their frustration more than anything else: (a) they've gone over his entire life with a microscope, and can't find a 'real' scandal to exploit, and (b) he's an uppity black man who outwits-outplays-outlasts them every time.

And for a certain segment of the Republican base, component (b) is what sticks in their craw more than anything else.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #23)

Sat May 18, 2013, 04:11 AM

26. Except that he wasn't born in

Kansas! rofl

b) he's an uppity black man who outwits-outplays-outlasts them every time.
A thing of Beauty.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #14)

Sat May 18, 2013, 04:08 AM

25. you got that right, Hugabear. First and foremost it's an attempt

to drive a metaphorical stake through Pres Obama( how's that workin' out for them?) and anything else is just gravy. Course they want to win in 2016 and need to marginalize Hillary but they don't know how to do that.

They missed with the keeping him to one term and the bitter taste of revenge is putrid in their collective mouth.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #14)

Sat May 18, 2013, 06:03 PM

33. The vitriol against Clinton and his family were quite vicious

 

Calling Chelsea "The White House dog," for example, was way over the top. I haven't even heard Limbaugh attack Malia or Sasha that way.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #14)

Sat May 18, 2013, 06:40 PM

35. I have never seen such sustained hatred against one man in my life. Never.

And I've seen a lot of shit. This is like gangrene or cancer, it's so toxic.


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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:47 AM

13. the media is doing their part.....

never seen anything like it.....

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:37 AM

17. Things seem different now, though.

 

Maybe it's people instantly shooting down Republican lies en masse on Facebook and other social media sites, or something ... They don't seem to have the same power they had in the Clinton-Got-A-BJ days.

The umbrella umbrage is a good example. That would have had traction for days had this been 10 or 15 years ago. Now, though, it takes no time for photos of Republican presidents standing under umbrellas held by others to surface and spread like wildfire. Republican hypocrisy is put on display for all to see.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:46 AM

18. Bullshit.

Obama and his admin are like any before, they are sworn to uphold the Constitution and govern on behalf of the people. They have clearly failed in several areas, although the extent of those failures are yet to be known.

It isn't racist to call the Obama admin on the IRS bullshit.

It isn't racist to call the Obama admin on the AP/DOJ bullshit.

It isn't racist to ask serious questions about Bengazi as long as those questions remain unanswered.

Nothing racist about it.

I hate it when the race card is played because it's the best card in the hand.

This is about abuse of power and misleading the American people.

Not pretty, but that's what it is.

Calling criticisms racist is a vapid response that insults anyone who is paying attention.

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #18)

Sat May 18, 2013, 02:13 AM

21. Nice right wing talking points you got there

It isn't racist to ask serious questions about Bengazi as long as those questions remain unanswered.

There absolutely is a racist element to the rethug attacks on Obama. One of the reasons they're pushing so hard on Benghazi is to prove that Obama is "soft" on terrorism. Because we all know that he's a closet Muslim. That seems to be the gist I'm getting from listening to the far right.

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #18)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:32 AM

24. Since you mention bullshit, go look at your brown eyes in the mirror.

Looks like you have been pumped full by Fox News.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #24)

Sat May 18, 2013, 06:57 PM

37. Ain't the first time, either.

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #18)

Sat May 18, 2013, 05:03 AM

27. right-all those racists just disapeared

right wing ideology involves all sorts of bigotry and racism. No one has ever claimed that all critisism of the POTUS is the result of racism- but the impetus behind the willingness to believe all of the conspiracy theories and other charges against this president is more readily observable in the actions of right wing extremists and thier expressions of hatred and charges of treason for the POTUS. This level of vitriol is unprecedented and requires a logical examination. The discrepencies between the reactions and lies about past democratic presidents contain the proof that right wing extremists garner a good deal of thier agenda towards the POTUS from racist animus of treasonous teabaggers.
Right wing racism didnt end with the election of Obama- it has increased 100-fold- and antiAmerican extremists are VERY proud of thier racist maverick pose.

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #18)

Sat May 18, 2013, 07:34 AM

31. helpful hint

 

anyone who uses the phrase "race card" is a racist.

are you just mad you can't call african americans the n word anymore?

nice recitation of right wing talking points there cowboy.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 02:10 AM

20. Racism is a huge problem..

but to promote the idea that Obama is a target only and mainly because he is black is in itself a type of racism. The political right, TP, and the wealthy overlords are not that dumb. They will promote race hatred as a device to accomplish their goal. Racism for those in power is not the point, they don't give a damn. They don't make a buck or control the country by hating minorities. That is a dead end. What they want is to maintain their power, increase it, make money and put the rest of us without our detection into servitude. That is a goal that has teeth. Racism means nothing, it's only a means to their end. To divide and conquer is as old as humanity itself.

Stay out of that trap. We must recognize that racism is prevalent and ugly and we must fight it, not promote it. Racism is one of the best tools the powerful few have to break us.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #20)

Sat May 18, 2013, 05:10 AM

28. this is a really good post- though I do think there is an element and not an insignificant one

 

that hate him primarily because he is black. that can't be discounted.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #20)

Sat May 18, 2013, 07:30 AM

30. Excellent advice.

Additionally, I admit to having doubts about the free use of the term 'lynching'. It's a loaded word with an ugly history. Perhaps I'm being over sensitive, but I feel that the manner in which it's being used here diminishes the historical victims of the practice.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 06:42 AM

29. The Pubs are attacking Pres Obama because they can

 

He does not fight back and they will continue to attack him on anything and everything.

If the President would have fought back from the beginning things would not have been so bad, instead he chooses to be nice to the RW in the name of bipartisanship which many, those on the left and right, see as a weakness and the RW is exploiting it to their maximum advantage.

The President has chosen to be nice instead of fighting back and actually do something meaningful so the constant faux scandal will be the norm till 2016, get used to it.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 09:30 AM

32. Repugs are *always* sore losers

Like my 2 year old granddaughter when she dosen't get what she wants. Instead of trying to make life better for Americans, they spend every waking moment trying to undermine the Administration and paralyze everything. It's a familiar Repug strategy: make government grind to a halt and then run for office claiming "when Dems are in power, government dosen't work."
So they lost their #1 priority, making him a one-term president. Now they have to make sure absolutely no progress is made in his second term so the public will hunger for "fresh solutions" come 2016. Even more infuriating to them is: 1. Unlike Bill Clinton, his personal life is 100% clean, no matter how hard they try to find something; 2. He's black. So get used to manufactured, trumped up, baseless "scandals" for the next 3.5 years. If they can smear Hillary in the process, icing on the cake.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 06:13 PM

34. I think they are following a similar script to what they did to Clinton

That is, bog down the second term with scandal or imagined scandal so that progressive reforms become sidetracked.

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Response to daleo (Reply #34)

Sat May 18, 2013, 06:43 PM

36. Agree. Same old playbook. n/t

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