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CJCRANE Mar 2014 #1
pintobean Mar 2014 #2
joshcryer Mar 2014 #3
MineralMan Mar 2014 #4
NYC_SKP Mar 2014 #5
msanthrope Mar 2014 #7
Whisp Mar 2014 #25
msanthrope Mar 2014 #6
William769 Mar 2014 #9
msanthrope Mar 2014 #11
pintobean Mar 2014 #33
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #8
William769 Mar 2014 #10
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #13
one_voice Mar 2014 #44
William769 Mar 2014 #46
Spazito Mar 2014 #12
giftedgirl77 Mar 2014 #14
William769 Mar 2014 #15
msanthrope Mar 2014 #16
closeupready Mar 2014 #23
msanthrope Mar 2014 #24
joshcryer Mar 2014 #40
uppityperson Mar 2014 #17
giftedgirl77 Mar 2014 #22
riqster Mar 2014 #26
giftedgirl77 Mar 2014 #29
riqster Mar 2014 #31
giftedgirl77 Mar 2014 #32
riqster Mar 2014 #34
giftedgirl77 Mar 2014 #36
riqster Mar 2014 #39
uppityperson Mar 2014 #18
Behind the Aegis Mar 2014 #19
uppityperson Mar 2014 #20
Behind the Aegis Mar 2014 #21
truebrit71 Mar 2014 #27
frylock Mar 2014 #38
Capt. Obvious Mar 2014 #47
Puglover Mar 2014 #45
Capt. Obvious Mar 2014 #48
Puglover Mar 2014 #49
alcibiades_mystery Mar 2014 #28
obnoxiousdrunk Mar 2014 #35
FSogol Mar 2014 #30
one_voice Mar 2014 #37
NuclearDem Mar 2014 #41
William769 Mar 2014 #42
greatauntoftriplets Mar 2014 #43

Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:01 PM

1. Is that the sequel to "Repo Man"?

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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:06 PM

2. Rec. Love the POS reference.

 

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:16 PM

3. Put the whole wide world on remote control

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:17 PM

4. Sometimes the used car salesman is pretending to be something else.

Deception is the key.

Look! Nothing up my sleeve!

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:24 PM

5. It's like there's a grand sales campaign going on...

 

But nobody's buying anything.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:27 PM

7. An audition. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:19 PM

25. Yes, perfect word for it all. An Audition. n/t

 

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:26 PM

6. And the used car salesman can't back down from his schtick.....

 

Skinner got it exactly right....




The polarizing language about the president makes a good faith discussion on the merits extremely difficult. You are a smart guy, and you knew that echoing the insult that you used in the previous shitstorm would get exactly the response you got. I didn't particularly appreciate the last shitstorm, and I'm not going to get much utility out of this one either. This one thread isn't the end of it -- there are going to be a half a dozen other threads that get started over the next few days to rehash the appropriateness of calling the president names.

Obviously, you received a lot of blowback for your last thread, and you are receiving a lot of blowback for this thread. I am not so naive to think that you or anyone else would actually back down in the face of that kind of resistance -- to do so would feel like admitting weakness. And I know you're not going to back down simply because the administrator of DU expressed his distaste for insulting the president -- here on DU I am The Power, and a good progressive can't be seen to be backing down from Speaking Truth. I get that.

I'm just hoping that maybe next time, when you or anyone else on DU is thinking about starting a thread in which you insult the president, you think about those of us who don't really appreciate it. I'm not telling you what to do. And I'm not trying to score points here. What I'm trying to do is simply to share a piece of information with you: Some of us don't like seeing the president insulted. What you choose to do with that information is entirely up to you.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4736199

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:31 PM

9. Thanks.

I wasn't about to step in you know what, so I did not see that.

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Response to William769 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:38 PM

11. I put on my hip waders, just for you. Skinner has the measure of the man, methinks.....

 

and I find myself reflecting on the grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance, impulsivity, and indecisiveness and realize I have seen this type of over-reaction before.....





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Response to msanthrope (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:44 PM

33. There's a pending ATA question.

 

Here's to Walt Star

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:28 PM

8. It's the usual hit and run!

And that OP was Utterly Nauseating.

Thanks for calling it what it was, William.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:37 PM

10. I am just sick & tired of people posting shit.

It's not what you say but how you say it.

If I have to go all out on the ignore feature so be it.

I don't mind thoughtful discussion on issues but some people don't deserve to ne heard with their shenanigans.

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Response to William769 (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:41 PM

13. I know, I am tired of it too, William.

And boy do I see it all. I don't have anyone on ignore.

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Response to William769 (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:47 PM

44. My mom used to say that all the time...

It's not what you say but how you say it.



She said there are ways to tell someone to go to hell and have them looking forward to the trip.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #44)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:51 PM

46. Your mom must have known my mom.

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:40 PM

12. Well said!

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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:48 PM

14. His last used car salesman post is making the rounds

 

on the RW sites. I had googled "Obama used car salesman" & sure as shit that was the first link. Below is the title to the article.



Leftwing editor turns angrily against Obamacare, calls Obama “you piece of sh*t used-car salesman”




This shit is getting really old & is very disgusting.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:57 PM

15. I posted this earlier.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024735661#post37

Looks like the road map is being used.

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Response to William769 (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:00 PM

16. It's an audition. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:13 PM

23. Yup, for a drama queen. Gosh, if I knew drama queens were paid,

 

I'd have stepped up my own act years ago, lol.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:17 PM

24. Sweet, sweet Omidayar money doesn't come for free....

 

http://sync.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4577944

Greenwald and Poitras sit on the board of an organization that funds Truthout......

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:45 PM

40. Precisely.

If I wasn't repulsed by the sheer intellectual dishonesty of these profit seeking shills I know what I'd do for a living.

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Response to William769 (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:10 PM

22. No, the one I was referring to came from a RW site.

 

Apparently they scooped up his rant to use as ammo. I find it ironic they refer to him has an Obamabot, I don't think he would appreciate that.

Leftwing editor turns angrily against Obamacare, calls Obama “you piece of sh*t used-car salesman”

Posted on 21 March, 2014 by sophia


Another O-Bot that didn’t listen

Harry Reid is going to have a hard time portraying Will Pitt as a Koch brothers shill…

William Rivers Pitt, a leftwing editor at TruthOut, whose foibles have been chronicled in NewsBusters and is probably best known for his journalism “scoop” of predicting the indictment of Karl Rove on May 12, 2006, is back in the spotlight again. While waiting 24 business hours to elapse for the Rove indictment to finally take place, Pitt shocked many at the Democratic Underground by posting an extremely angry attack, What I’ve learned about the Affordable Care Act, upon Obamacare due to a bad personal experience with it. In order to fully appreciate how far Pitt has turned against Obamacare, we need to go to his DU post back in December when he was proclaiming his love for Obama’s signature plan…before he even experienced it:

Well, I just had my first experience with the Healthcare.gov website…

Creating a user name and account: easy.

Plowing through all the questions: easy.

Alas, I logged out to track down some personal info, and when I tried to log back in, it said the system was currently down.

…but then, Ermahgerd! A phone number: 800-318-2596

And it’s toll-free, too!

So I’ll be calling in the morning to finish the process.

No. Big. Deal.

Thanks, Obama.

Yes, Pitt was thanking Obama before he had personally experienced Obamacare. And now, after having his Obamacare Moment, Pitt has moved from praising to cursing the President. A warning for those with tender sensibilities: although I have cleaned up Pitt’s harsh language, many will still find it offensive:

What I’ve learned after a three-month war with these fiends: the ACA says the insurance companies cannot deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, which is true as far as it goes. But they can deny coverage for the life-saving medications necessary to treat those conditions. The insurance company I signed up with through the ACA exchange just denied coverage of my wife’s multiple sclerosis medication. We’re “covered,” to the tune of $700 a month…just not for what she really needs.

A cozy loophole, that.

F— you, insurance industry.

F— you, Mr. President, you piece of sh*t used-car salesman.

From my heart and soul, f— you.

http://gopthedailydose.com/2014/03/21/leftwing-editor-turns-angrily-obamacare-calls-obama-piece-sht-used-car-salesman/


Gotta love it when they can use "our" own words against us.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:26 PM

26. This is why we call such allegedly liberal writers "enablers".

Perfect example of the damage these idiots can do to the country.

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Response to riqster (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:30 PM

29. Exactly my thoughts..

 

Why anyone would want to sink to the level of those assholes I will never know, all it does is gives them fuel for their fire.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:33 PM

31. Emotional toxicity can turn smart to stupid.

That is my take, anyway. Sad to see such a formerly talented individual degenerate thus.

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Response to riqster (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:41 PM

32. I was almost ready to buy off on the "he was just upset" excuse

 

that was going around as I have only known about this place for a year until I found out that this appears to be a chronic issue. I could understand if this was just a regular discussion board, but a democratic discussion board you would think would give a little bit more push back.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:46 PM

34. There is an interesting mix of people and agendas here.

Me, I hate the Repubs and want to turn the whole country Blue.

Surprisingly, many here still seem to not be on board with that simple notion. Even though it's pretty much the same as what Skinner states in the TOS.

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Response to riqster (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 05:00 PM

36. Yeah me too, that's what confuses me though.

 

If our purposes is to push for blue why is so much shit allowed to go down? At some point a line should be drawn, a democratic website shouldn't be providing fuel for the rethugs regardless of the poster's status.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:31 PM

39. What you said.

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:05 PM

18. My used car salesman sold me 2 cars, fixed them up when they had problems. Even now when I stop in

to say hi he always pops the hood, checks the fluid levels and asks how it is going with it and with life in general. He is a very good used car salesman and I will miss him when he is gone. True story.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:06 PM

19. I so thought that was going another way. Still a good story!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:08 PM

20. And when my car broke down, he loaned me one of his personal ones, free of charge, for a couple days

Sometimes I love living where I do.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:10 PM

21. I had something similar when I lived in Stillwater.

It is a college town, so it behooves them to be good to the locals.

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:27 PM

27. But let's just call him a RW racist for shits and grins shall we?

 

Yuk, yuk, yuk....gee that's so funny....

Amazing, simply AMAZING to see so many people so completely and utterly full of shit....

If bush tried pulling half the shit Obama has done DU would erupt in howls of fury demanding that heads starting rolling and asses get kicked...but a democratic President does them (and worse) and it's full-on 'meh' until someone dares point out the hypocrisy...and then the swarm goes into hyper-drive attacking the critic and not the hypocrisy...

Well have at it me hearties...enjoy your yuks while you can...but this type of purist bullshit is PRECISELY why milquetoast quasi-democrats will get their asses kicked HARD this fall...You see, Democrats want their Democrats to act like Democrats. And they'll vote for Democrats in droves.

But Used Car Salesman Bullshit Artists will fail each and every time...

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:16 PM

38. shit, they're already setting the narrative to blame the firebagging emoprogs..

it's win all the way around for these folks.

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Response to frylock (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:55 PM

47. And yet

I read earlier that "firebagging emoprogs" was made up by Manny and no one else uses that term.

I was heartened to learn that no one actually reads ABL blog apparently.

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:47 PM

45. Agreed.

And I'm not even a Will Pitt fan. Just the fact that he doubled down is pretty much proof positive he was being hyperbolic to get maximum attention.

If some blogger that no one knows calls the president (that just happens to be the most powerful person in the world) a stupid assed name (that I am quite sure PO would laugh at) on a website that no one knows about and it peels the skin off of your face you might want think about the thickness of said skin.

President Obama is a tough cookie. It's a pity that so many of his most ardent fans are such fragile flowers.

The hypocrisy around here is thick.

Someone in an earlier thread was screaming that people who have issues with what PO said didn't understand innuendo.

Since when do Presidents speak in innuendo?

I can't even imagine why it is so difficult to say "I don't like that the guy said." That does not reflect badly on the President. We all have gaffs and this one IMHO was just that.

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Response to Puglover (Reply #45)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:56 PM

48. That's just their reaction in fear and/or anger

Imagine that someone physically assaulted your child/father - how would you react?

Same thing for them.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:59 PM

49. I guess I see the two things as

vastly different circumstances. But I have never been one to worship public figures. Actors, politicians etc.

I also have more respect and faith in the President then to think something like what we have going here would do anything but make him chuckle.

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:27 PM

28. Some used car salespeople just want to attention...the content is unimportant

 

That's the sad case with DU's own Used Car Salesman Extraordinaire. The mistake people make is in seeing the content as something the used car salesman believes in. The content is beside the point. The adoring masses are the point, in this case. "A smart person" who knew the kind of attention this would bring. Absolutely right.

The ATTENTION is the thing our friend craves.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:51 PM

35. +100 ...n/t

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:31 PM

30. K&R. n/t

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 05:41 PM

37. Not only did you step in the pile of shit...

you're dragging that stink shit throughout the fuckin' house--and it DOES stink.

K&R.

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:48 PM

41. So wait, did the used car salesman step in a pile of shit?

 

HELP IM STUCK IN THIS METAPHOR AND I CANT GET OUT

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:09 PM

42. Trust me better to be stuck here than ...

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Response to Post removed (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:32 PM

43. It's FUD.

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