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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:20 PM
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White House Green Jobs Adviser Apologizes for Calling Republicans 'Assholes'
Source: Fox News

Van Jones, the Obama administration's "green jobs" adviser, apologized Wednesday for calling Republicans "assholes," saying the comments were made before he joined the administration and "were clearly inappropriate."

Jones had told a group of listeners earlier in the year that the reason Republicans are stonewalling the president is because they're "assholes," remarks that were recorded in a video and posted to YouTube.

"I apologize for the offensive words I chose to use during that speech," Jones said in a written statement to Politico. "They do not reflect the views of this administration, which has made every effort to work in a bipartisan fashion, and they do not reflect the experience I have had since I joined the administration."

He made the remarks in February during an energy lecture in Berkeley, Calif., after a woman in the audience asked him why President Obama and congressional Democrats were having trouble moving legislation -- even though Republicans, with a smaller majority, didn't have as much trouble earlier in the Bush administration.

"Well, the answer to that is, they're assholes," Jones said, to uproarious laughter. "That's a technical, political science term."


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/02/white-house-... /



You should've apologized after Beck does for calling President Obama a racist. Besides, what you said Mr. Van Jones was the truth - they are assholes & worse.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:24 PM
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1. Van Jones deserves our support.
He's one of the good guys. He's been working at the street level for years and if you ever get a chance to hear him speak, he's great.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:31 AM
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21. Yes he does, and congressional Republicans are assholes.
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StopTheNeoCons Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:41 AM
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56. Yes, they ARE assholes...n/t
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Towlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:09 PM
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170. Actually, a much better word would be... uh... hmm... Come to think of it, there IS no better word!
I mean, really, nothing else quite says it.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-04-09 12:35 AM
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182. Assclowns?
Or maybe asshats?
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-06-09 08:35 AM
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187. Asslicks is a regional favorite here in west Texas.
Might it suffice?
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wildcatter Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-06-09 08:50 AM
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188. GOP does not care about the USA
The GOP leadership will do all it can to destroy the Obama administration without a care to the damage that it will do to this country.

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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:49 AM
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57. He certainly does. He's a better man than me because I would have to stand by what I said...
it's the gospel truth.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:06 AM
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84. He represents the very best part of this administration.
110% support and nothing else.
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:26 PM
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2. I don't see the problem
They are ASSHOLES!
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harry_pothead Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:32 PM
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3. Telling the truth can be rough.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:31 AM
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22. The proper apology would be "I'm sorry they are assholes." nt
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:55 AM
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35. No, the really proper apology would be "I'm sorry THE MEDIA MADE AN ISSUE of the fact
that Republicans are assholes".

That's the only kind of apology the right ever gives us.
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:16 AM
Response to Reply #35
64. Nailed it!
Thanks.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:07 AM
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101. I would go with that one. nt
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:59 AM
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132. Works for me
:applause:
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:15 AM
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46. Former Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant called his colleagues 'prostitutes' on the House floor.
It caused such an outrage that he was advised to deliver an apology. So, Traficant took the mike before the House and apologized---to prostitutes for associating them with congressmen.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:34 AM
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51. Is that true?
That is so brilliant! He should follow suit and apologize to Assholes for associating them with Republicans. :)
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:38 AM
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53. The Congressman=prostitute analogy isn't exact.
Lobbyists pay for it, but Congressmen DO the screwing. And WE are the ones who take it.
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:32 PM
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181. Traficant
I heard that Traficant was released from jail recently on I think bribery or some other kind of corruption charge, so wouldn't him saying that kind of like the pot calling the kettle black?
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:38 AM
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74. Or the Republican apology.
"I'm sorry if any of those assholes took offense at what I said...."
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:51 AM
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130. Or
I'm sorry they find it offensive that I called them assholes.

He could have said, "I'm sorry I called them assholes, I just find their behavior to be that of assholes, as they poop all over everything, including the good."

Or if he really wanted to piss them off, there is always the "religious assholes."
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fjc Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:56 PM
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160. Touche! (so to speak)
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:12 PM
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164. hahahahhah rofl.
I support him 110% even though he did the politically correct thing and apologized for telling the truth.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:45 PM
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158. Nonetheless, The Truth Can nBe Told With More Creative Language Than "Asshole"
For example:

"pleistocenes"
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Anti-Republician Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:33 PM
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4. He's right.
They are ''assholes''. He should've added ''greedy assholes''. I like this dude...At least somebody in our party is telling the truth.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:32 AM
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24. I wonder if it was hard to keep a straight face. I know I could never work for the White House.
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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:12 PM
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165. Welcome to DU!



:toast:

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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:49 PM
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175. "Greedy, worthless assholes" is about right I'd say. I know some brilliant people
who are assholes, but they aren't greedy or worthless. :+
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gopiscrap Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:37 PM
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5. He needs to apologize for apologizing
God damn it...that's the fucking problem with Democrats, they're always being a bunch wimps...go out and the GOP to go fuck itself..you lost the last election..elections have consequences..if you don't like it...leave the country and stay away!!!
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:58 PM
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8. You better apologize for that.
Just kidding of course. And yeah, it really is pathetic isn't it? And welcome to DU too. Always glad to see others who are disgusted with how our party somehow turned into a bunch of gutless wimps ( with rare exceptions ).
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Sodbuster Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:08 AM
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13. It is never wrong to take the high road. He offered a real apology which you
don't see from the Republicans. "Sorry if you were offended by....." is not an apology.
I agree with you that they can go fuck themselves but as an official now in the administration
he has to keep from being marginalized by the Right. Now, after apologizing, he can put that behind him and get the
things that need to get done, done. Beck and his buddies would go on and on about this if he had not, so they are left with
nothing to bitch about. They probably still will, but everyone else will have moved on.
I also agree that if they don't like the election results, leave. That was the choice we were given in the 70's and after
King George was anointed in 2000. Not so funny now is it Pukes?
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:09 AM
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44. "...keep from being marginalized by the Right"
No one cares what Republicans have to say. For too long Democrats have cowered in the corner in fear of how the repubes will portray them. Guess what, If you identify yourself as a Democrat the right will call you things far worse than asshole.
Did Cheney apologize for telling Patrick Leahy to go fuck himself on the Senate floor?
Never apologize for saying anything about a Republican. It will be seen as a sign of weakness.
A major political party has been seized by the lunatic fringe. That's their problem, not ours.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:19 AM
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27. nothing wrong with owning up to a moment
of weakness. there is no one who doubts that he meant what he said. there are few who see a polite apology as a weakness. that has always been one of the big differences in the two parties. they say horrible, hateful things at the drop of a hat. we attempt to be civil and show some decorum. his sentiment was in no way altered. he just upped himself on the morally correct meter, imo.
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:48 PM
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6. What is wrong with us?
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 12:07 AM by targetpractice
Our population seems to have arrived at some weird tacit agreement that Republicans are the rightful authority figures of our society... Republican citizens are happy about that, of course Democrats are not.

Now that Democrats have won an election and are in possession of the car keys... We behave as if we are merely borrowing our parents car, and that we can only keep our car privileges as long as we don't rub our parents the wrong way...

Our fellow Republicans (in the back seat) keep whining that they are gonna tell Daddy about everything we do that they don't like. And we keep apologizing


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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:33 AM
Response to Reply #6
25. Excellent post. Everybody read this one. nt
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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:07 AM
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26. Excellent analogy
And they have even convinced the MSM to portray them as such. They're the Daddy Knows Best stalwarts who have 'family values' (other than their boy toys and mistresses), that support the troops (but not with pay or health benefits or body armor) and are "pro-life" (other than fervently supporting the death penalty and screaming for war)
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:54 AM
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34. Great analogy!
The bullies have it in their heads they are better than everyone else on the planet. Frankly, I'm sick of them and won't put up with their bullshit anymore. They've destroyed enough and have made a mess of this world. Anyone who can't see it has their head up their ass.
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:52 AM
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58. Doonesbury got it right several years ago.
Being considerate and polite mark you as a liberal. Conservatives scoff at such behavior. They acted all outraged if anyone called Bush a Nazi, but just chuckle while calling Obama a Nazi.

Remember when George W. claimed to be a "compassionate conservative?" He made the claim for the shock value, to say he was different from the other Republican candidates. And everybody said, "Is that even possible? Isn't that a contradiction in terms?" If any Democrat claimed to be a "compassionate liberal," they'd just draw a "So what?" reaction. Of course, George W. lied, but he got the publicity he wanted.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:16 AM
Response to Reply #6
65. +1
IMO, there was nothing to apologize for. Republicans are assholes. And they've said much, much worse about us, including the President. Fuck 'em.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:21 AM
Response to Reply #6
105. I wish I could recommend your post.
:applause:
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:39 AM
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107. EXACTLY!
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Better Today Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:10 AM
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119. Ding Ding! Actually we have this going on in my home just now, and
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 10:12 AM by Better Today
Okay, my daughter moved back home a few months ago, not because she needs help, but because I need some help and she needed a big yard for a new puppy. So I've told her and told her, we are not "family" anymore we are housemates, STOP behaving like my daughter. It's a tough struggle kind of for both of us. Mainly the problem is similar to this one and the one you analogize. She keeps apologizing for stuff that gets brought up, I keep saying she doesn't need to apologize, I was just noticing or commenting on whateverand she was just responding, she doesn't need to change anything, or do anything, or apologize.

I hope both my daughter and the Democrats soon learn to TAKE their leads.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:37 AM
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127. Great post. You can see this at every level. Look at the latest interviews
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 10:38 AM by harun
with Dick Cheney and see the language and posture he uses vs. that of the Dem's. No comparison. Cheney feels he is the one calling the shots for the direction of the country and can say any lie at any time and have the full support of the government and press to back him up on it. Dem's keep apologizing and back tracking.

In terms of the Health Care debate, NO CONSTITUENTS ARE ASKING FOR A BI-PARTISAN COMPROMISE, NONE NONE NONE. So dem's need to ask themselves what the hell they are doing trying to work on a bi-partisan compromise? Who are they working for?
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:50 AM
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141. Chenney is/was the ultimate authoritarian daddy figure...
His style is super assertive and unwavering... He lulls conservatives into submission.

I first noticed this authoritative style during the Florida 2000 recount... Bush, Cheney, Baker, and Hughes simply asserted from the get-go that they had won the election... Simple as that, tough cookies if you didn't like it. So, Gore and his supporters took to work trying to disprove that they had won... When in reality, the election simply wasn't over because votes were still being counted! So sad to watch... But, it was amazing to me to see how easily the population accepted it.

Interestingly, I think Bill Clinton also possesses this authoritative style and isn't afraid to call out Republican mis-behavior by name... Maybe that's why his approval numbers rose during whenever Republicans got on his case.

Obama has not exhibited this style yet... Obviously, since the media is actually entertaining a debate on whether schoolchildren should be able to stay home if he (the Chief Executive of our nation) broadcasts a speech to schools. He seems reluctant to call out opposition shenanigans.

So currently, I do see Nancy Pelosi exhibiting an effective leadership style, and getting things done... I don't see this in the Senate at all... Ummm... Who is the majority leader? Is is it still Harry Reid? ;)
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:23 PM
Response to Reply #141
150. I first noticed it in the VP debate between Cheney and John Edwards.
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:33 PM
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157. That's a good example... I also noticed something recently...
A few times during the recent town hall meetings, I watched some of the angriest and most anxious Republican constituents simply beg their Republican Senator or Representative, "Please! Please! Tell us what to do?" Of course, reading between the lines... They were asking the designated authority figure to tell them how to think, how to understand the world, etc. They need to feel like everything is taken care of in the simplest of "Git'r Done" ways.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:35 AM
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137. hmm
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 11:37 AM by d_b
I dunno about the population, but definitely our politicians.

and it's not so much that Republicans are assholes as it is that the Democrats are...a few centimeters higher.
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:21 PM
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149. Dems are coccyx bones?
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 12:23 PM by targetpractice
A few centimeters higher? ;)

Upon edit: Actually, the plural is "coccyges".
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:24 PM
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152. lol
the other higher!
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:52 PM
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7. it would be simpler if the Democratic Party just recorded an all-purpose apology
and played it every time they told the truth. C'mon Van--retract the apology; say you meant it and anyone who objects to it can kiss your ass... PLEASE, Democrats, JUST ONCE ( besides Barney Frank, god bless him), say what you mean and fucking stand up for it.
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:59 PM
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9. The truth hurts.
I believe in calling a spade a spade.
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Frank Booth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:01 AM
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10. I want to rec this thread because of the "assholes" part,
but I don't like the "apologizes" part.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:06 AM
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11. Just as long as the story is carried,
I'm fine with him apologizing. He can then say....oops, meant a different word. Glad we get to hear why he called those assholes, assholes.

That's my homie from OakTown! Yo! :headbang:
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:07 AM
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12. He should appologize to assholes for
calling them Republicans.
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:20 AM
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14. They are ASSHOLES....
Why recant, Limpbaugh and BecKKK don't !!!
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:23 AM
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15. He was being too kind. They are the stuff that comes OUT of assholes!
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VPStoltz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:23 AM
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16. There they go again, apologizing to the assholes.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:41 AM
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17. Did Cheney ever apologize for telling Leahy to go
fuck himself? Hell no. When asked about it, Cheney replied, "I thought he merited it at the time."

Just once I would love to see a Dem pull a Cheney and refuse to back down. Jones' response to pressure to apologize should have been "Sorry, I said what I believe and I stand by it." As it is he comes off looking like a wuss.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:50 AM
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18. Repubs are an insult to perfectly good assholes.
Repubs are shitstains.

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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:03 AM
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19. As he should. The correct term should have been
flaming assholes.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:13 AM
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20. Apology NOT accepted.
Jones forgot the word 'colossal' before 'assholes'.
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:32 AM
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23. I'm sure Mr. Jones is truly sorry,
that Republicans are assholes.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:37 AM
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28. I don't know what else you would call those assholes?
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:57 AM
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29. Republicans ARE assholes
That's the truth.

Despite his apology, he never disputed that fact. That makes him way cool in my book.

BTW, since Republicans are assholes, don't expect them to either acknowledge or accept the apology.
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:20 AM
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30. Perhaps "puss sucking, shit spewing sphincters" is more appropriate. n/t
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:56 AM
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36. That should be "PUS sucking, shit spewing sphincters"
It's a small spelling error, but important in this case.
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:55 AM
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59. LOL! That's like instead of saying, "shit or get off the pot," you say,
"defecate or relinquish the bowl."
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:24 AM
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31. What would the appropriate word be? Jackasses?
Seriously, if legislators are negotiating in bad faith, doesn't asshole describe their behavior, if not their demeanor?

THE REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT NEGOTIATING IN GOOD FAITH. Call them what you will, they are not trust worthy.

NOT.TRUST.WORTHY.

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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:52 AM
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32. No apology necessary. They are assholes.
Period.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:53 AM
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33. No apology was needed. The Republicans have proven that they don't deserve our respect
n/t.
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Cobalt-60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:14 AM
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37. If the Sphincter Fits....
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:19 AM
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38. The Truth.....
They Can't Handle The Truth.....

Actually, A**hole is a rather charitable description in my opinion...


I believe they would have to improve by several magnitudes to reach the level of A**hole.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:28 AM
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39. I don't think it matters either way
It doesn't hurt him to take the high road now because that is some pretty harsh language, and if anybody brings it up he can say he apologized for it already. But, on the other hand, he said it, he knows it's true, we know it's true, hell pretty much everybody knows it's true, so let the crybabies have their apology for the use of "offensive words" it doesn't change the fact that they are assholes.
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western mass Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:35 AM
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40. I think assholes deserve an apology
for being compared to republicans.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:11 PM
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146. Yes,
Jones needs to apologize to my boyfriend.
:rofl:
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:58 AM
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41. Maybe its time...
Everyone called Republicans "Assholes", as well as Right Wingers.
I wish our Democratic leadership had more backbone, and would say it. It may not accomplish anything, but it would sure feel great to get in their face for a change.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:59 AM
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42. You try to tell the truth and you get in trouble.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:05 AM
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43. Apologize for telling the truth? Fuck that!
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:13 AM
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45. He could have toned it down a little
and called them douche bags.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:12 AM
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47. Apologizes for defining them as God would. ASSHOLES.
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LatteLibertine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:13 AM
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48. This issue reminds me of another
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 06:14 AM by LatteLibertine
It's unfortunate some poor and middle class white and black folks hate on one another. They're both viewed as basically the same by the most wealthy in the United States. Perhaps one day the poor and middle class will all come together and stop falling for the politics of division.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:29 AM
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49. No appology needed for telling the truth! n/t
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oligarhy Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:33 AM
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50. It's the parents who should apologize to us
for not raising their kids to think independently and to have some empathy.


The parents of repubs are partly to blame.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:36 AM
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52. Well he did tell the truth.
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AusDem Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:39 AM
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54. in australia they would be arseholes
i find the word "arse" is just so much more appropriate for that part of the body
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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:14 PM
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166. Extremely Belated Welcome to DU!



:toast:

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Highway61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:40 AM
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55. IMO...His answer should not
have been an apology but, "well, if the shoe fits...." Time to get tough with these assholes. Period.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:01 AM
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60. I'm so sick of Democrats apologizing for everything when the crazies
on the right and the Repukes can call the president "a terrorist" and a communist who is weak, a racist, un-American, Hitler. They never have to apologize. They are never forced to be more civil.

So sick of Democrats being cowards. So sick of it! :puke:
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:04 AM
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61. Apologize for telling the truth?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:07 AM
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62. Fox News
:puke:
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:13 AM
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63. He was right the first time.
Why apologize? It's so true.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:19 AM
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66. i've never seen the word assholes used in a news story this much before.
AWESOME.

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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:20 AM
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67. He should apologize.
He failed to say they were "pathetic" and "whiny" as well as "assholes"
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:20 AM
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68. FOX just doesn't like the truth!
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:26 AM
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70. They're fair and balanced assholes.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:25 AM
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69. Aside from being bad press, it really doesn't make sense
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 07:25 AM by DireStrike
It's only half the puzzle. We all know republicans are asshole obstructionists of the highest order. That only explains why Democrats can't get things done.

I believe the question asked is why republicans COULD get things done. And the answer to that involves similar choice words and the democratic party establishment...

Funny, though. Does feel good to hear it. And that's whats important here.
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Kilian73 Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:35 AM
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73. So since they have a different
opinion than you, they are assholes. I don't see how much further from open-mindedness you can get. Why not try attacking their message and beliefs instead of them personally?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:51 AM
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77. "No" is not a message and the poster did attack it.
Furthest you can get from open-mindedness? The Republican reaction to affordable healh care for Americans. In fact, the Republican reaction to almost anything, from taking care of our veterans to human rights.
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:53 AM
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80. It's not because they have a different opinion
it's because they do not allow for anyone else having an opinion. To them, compromise means doint it their way. Period. That's why they are assholes.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:07 AM
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85. No, that is not why they are assholes
They are assholes because they are not interested in representing the other half of the country that does not agree with them. They engage in ruthless obstructionism and conduct their political lives as if they were going to war every day against my half of the country. No matter how long and how completely democrats capitulate, act nice and in good faith, and give the benefit of the doubt, the republicans tirelessly take advantage at every turn.

At this point I blame the democrats for this as much as the republicans. Fool me once, shame on you... fool me for decades, thousands of times, lots of shame on me.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:32 AM
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71. I think it would be justice if people started calling assholes 'Republicans'
"Don't be such a Republican!"

"That clerk was a real Republican."

"Honey, did you make sure to wipe your Republican?"
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:17 AM
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91. I like this. Especially when someone is being obstructionist or has nothing but "no" to offer.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:18 AM
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123. I already do that
If someone is totally inflexible, or is only looking out for himself rather than the common good (ie, selfish), I just remark, "Wow, what a Republican."
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:33 AM
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72. I get so tired of Democrats leaving their balls at the door.......
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:53 AM
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79. I get so tired of people equating male genitalia with courage.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:02 AM
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83. I get so tire of Democrats leaving their crack at the door....
Sorry you don't get it, but I get so tired of apologists and the politically correct from letting us go to war instead of being nice all of the time. I Rethug would just as soon run you over as go around you, so what is the point of being politically correct?


BTW is CRACK sufficient to appease your tiredness?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:16 AM
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89. No, I am sorry that YOU don't get it
I am just as tired as anyone of Democrats' allowing Republicans to cripple and pwn them, whether Republicans are in the minority or in the majority.

AND I am also tired of using equating "balls" and penises with strength courage, guts, fearlessness, spine, backbone, etc. and pussy means cowardice, weakness, etc.

One thing has nothing to so with the other, except that people who can walk and chew gum at the same time can address both Democratic weakness and sexist metaphors.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:18 AM
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93. Go bother someone else with that chip on your shoulder.....
Life is too short for your outrage.




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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:19 PM
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148. Thank you
for saying that NE.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:07 PM
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145. hear hear!!
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Mr. Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:43 AM
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75. They actually are assholes, there really is no need for an apology.
in fact, they should apologize to the country for been assholes, as well as for the last 8 years.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:44 AM
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76. He should apologize
Repiblicans aren't good enough to be called assholes
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:53 AM
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78. As I do everytime some spineless Democrat makes a cowardly apology in the face of pressure:
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mcollier Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:59 AM
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81. Impeach Sen. Inhofe!!!!
Reasons Senator Inhofe must resign or be impeached:

Treason
Speech which can insight a riot or violence
Reckless Endangerment
Declaring to the world the POTUS is a terrorist
Declaring the POTUS is engaged in a campaign to conduct terrorist attacks in the US
Blatant defamation of character and dispicable slander toward the POTUS
Proclaiming the US is under threat of imminate terrorist attacks, and those attacks are being orchestrated by the POTUS


HuffPost - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/02/gop-senator-in...


Contact Inhofe with your comment here: http://inhofe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Co...

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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:59 AM
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82. I have never understood why anyone would apologize for speaking
the truth... :shrug:

Republicans are assholes... :D
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:08 AM
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86. I forgive him for calling them assholes, even though
the proper term is "motherfucking shitheads."
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:13 AM
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87. That was putting it kindly.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:15 AM
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88. Yes he was wrong. They are mutha fuckin stupid idiots, morans, bastards, slime balls, ...
asscarrots, goat fuckers, pedophiles, evil doers, obstructionists, thieves, war mongers, con artists, swindlers, cheats, dirty rats, sociopaths, racists, homophobes, bigots, etc. Yes ...he should apologize for not using all the other expletives they deserve to be labeled with.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:16 AM
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90. STOP APOLOGIZING!!!!!
ESPECIALLY IF IT'S TRUE!!!!

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:18 AM
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92. We're moving into a new generation
The older generation is not accustomed to language like this, but it's the language that the up and coming people use. It's really a generational divide that will soon be a thing of the past.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:30 AM
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94. but they are assholes
I'm just saying!
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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:32 AM
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95. .."I meant to say they are Jackasses"....
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:35 AM
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96. lol..just lol...the truth is a
bitch...
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:42 AM
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97. Van Jones is one of the few in this administration that I trust
And of course, they have him groveling before the GOP alter, even as Van himself is being slandered daily by Glen Beck. They should not have asked him to apologize for telling the truth. Or actually, for his opinion. They are assholes, and I wish the rest of that crowd has the spine to say it.
Van has my support to the end, and he has since 2003. He is an honest man who is passionate and engaged in his work, one of the few political people that puts principle above ego. I respect him as a political organizer and also as a human being.
On top of it all, he was making a joke. Forcing good people to apologize for a joke they told before they worked for you in order to sooth tea baggers is the act of a weak organization. It's a joke, son. It got a laugh, and had a mitigating after comment. A joke. And yet Beck says horrible things about Mr Jones with impunity, and with no shred of humor.
Too bad they make good men grovel and give rat bastards high praise in public.
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BREMPRO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:09 AM
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103. +2
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:44 AM
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98. needs to apologize for not calling them assholes!!!
repuglickkkuns are assholes!!! there i fixed it!
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:47 AM
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99. Republicans don't apologize
They see it as a sign of weakness. Therefore, they now regard Van Jones as weak.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:02 AM
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100. Why must Dems always, always apologize? Especially for telling the truth? nt
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:07 AM
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102. I am very sorry
that Republicans are assholes.

It would be so much easier if they weren't.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:19 AM
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104. what about Scalia, Bush Senior and Cheney
just curious about this outrage OUTRAGE I tell you.

the red faced blustering assholes were out in force this morning - WHO THE FUCK CARES. It's Fox news, and they're not stirring anything but a pot of clear water.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:38 AM
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106. I totally agree with Jones ORIGINAL assessment of repukes...ASSHOLES!!!
but...

Repukes NEVER apologize - EVER!!!

He should have apologized by stating "I'm sorry IF YOU were upset by my words." End of Statement.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:50 AM
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108. I thought we had a rule. NEVER EVER APOLOGIZE!
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Chisox08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:52 AM
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109. Why apologize for telling the truth
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 09:55 AM by Chisox08
It's a well know fact that Republicans are 100% grade A assholes. If anything he should apologize to assholes for grouping Republicans in with them.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:53 AM
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110. The statement was right & well-deserved. The apology is just an invitation for more abuse.
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euphoria12leo Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:59 AM
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111. Republicans are assholes
Republicans are running these gangsta style town-halls and never apologize for anything. Please, Mr. Van Jones should have just said, "poor choice of words." That's it and that is all you're going to get. Besides, Republicans only apologize to Rush Limbaugh so why do Dems apologize to them?


:puke:
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:01 AM
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112. ROFLMAO!
Of course, they are assholes, but someone in his position can't say that and not expect to catch some flak. However, the only thing he will catch from me for such a comment is a resounding "Hear, hear!".
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:02 AM
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113. "I'm sorry...
I called those motherfuckers assholes!"
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:04 AM
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114. Republicans ARE ASSHOLES
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euphoria12leo Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:13 AM
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122. LMAO
All you need is a photo of Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" and it's perfect.
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Marthe48 Donating Member (473 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:07 AM
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115. Bush didn't apologize
He called a reporter an asshole near an open mike, talking to Cheney and no one in MSM called for him to apologize and everyone thought it was oh so cute.

It is too bad that Dems have to filter everything they say, or be made to apologize, and repugs, who obviously are incapable of stringing 2 words together without denigrating someone, never get called for it, unless it crosses some bottom of the barrel line (such as the godless pastor in Arizona)

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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:08 AM
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116. A rose by any other name...
...is still a rose.
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:09 AM
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117. "Sorry the republicans are assholes"
Sounds good to me.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:10 AM
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118. No need for him to apologize...he simply told the truth.
:)
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:11 AM
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120. Was he wrong?
:shrug:
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:12 AM
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121. but he was right. why apologize?
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:23 AM
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124. We are the weakest politcal party in history
Our leaders are pathetic losers who jump every time Fox "News" gives the command.

For the first time since I started voting in 1978 I am giving serious thought to joining a third party. The alternative is thinning the herd of hate radio personalities
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:25 AM
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125. Bush never apologized to Adam Clymer for calling him an asshole
The Republican presidential candidate George W Bush has said he regrets the fact that people heard him
make an insulting comment about a journalist, but he refused to apologise.

Just before a campaign speech in Illinois, Mr Bush said to his running mate Dick Cheney: "There's Adam Clymer,
major league asshole from the New York Times."

Mr Bush later said he did not realise that live microphones were going to pick up the remark, but he stopped
short of an actual apology.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/910614.stm
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BREMPRO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:25 AM
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126. I have an idea, why don't we just rename the party "The Asshole Party" then it wouldn't be a
problem calling them Assholes, and a more accurate description.
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change_notfinetuning Donating Member (750 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:41 AM
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128. Okay, and I apologize for saying that . . .
the sun rises in the east.

It reminds me of a joke I first heard about lawyers, but if the thrown shoe fits . . .

A guy sitting at a bar, in mid-rant, says "All Republicans are assholes."

From the end of the bar, he hears, "Hey! You can't say that."

"Oh, are you a Republican?", the ranter asks.

"No, I'm an ASSHOLE!", he answers.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:47 AM
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129. ha ha
:rofl:

thanx to Fox this gets even more play....I certainly never heard it before. Republicans don't mind treating people like shit, & they don't mind calling people assholes. mock outrage should be met by mock apology...

***oh blink blink so sorry, so sorry...did I offend?

(Monty Python style defense)

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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:52 AM
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131. Proposed formal apology, to be delivered with the widest possible media coverage.
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 11:27 AM by TygrBright
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media

I am here to apologize for saying "Republicans are assholes."

It was inappropriate to say "Republicans are assholes." I want to point out that I said "Republicans are assholes" before I became a member of President Obama's administration, and when I said "Republicans are assholes," it in no way reflected on any official views of President Obama's administration. Since President Obama and the administration have worked incredibly hard, with superhuman dedication, albeit limited success, to achieve any slight vestige of bipartisan cooperation from Republicans, my remark that "Republicans are assholes" could be construed as detrimental to those heroic efforts, and I am sorry for having said "Republicans are assholes."

A blanket statement that "Republicans are assholes" does not even accurately reflect my own experience. I have known Republicans who are not assholes, and I am sorry that my statement "Republicans are assholes" might reflect negatively on them. They do not deserve to be called assholes.

I will not advance any excuses for saying "Republicans are assholes." I will not qualify my apology for saying "Republicans are assholes," in any way. Indeed, I apologize unreservedly for saying "Republicans are assholes."

I am truly, sincerely, contrite for saying "Republicans are assholes," and I hope that those Republicans who know that, in fact, their legislative behavior has been cooperative, principled, statesmanlike, and restrained, can forgive me for saying "Republicans are assholes."

In short, and to recap, I am sorry for saying "Republicans are assholes."

No questions.

Thank you.


wickedly,
Bright

(ed. to remove a slight ambiguity)
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:05 AM
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133. At least he doesn't have to call them "the right honourable members"!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:09 AM
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134. That's okay..it's still out there that the republicons are assholes.
they will never be anything else.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:15 AM
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135. Well.....
Are they not?
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:21 AM
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136. "I'm sorry those assholes were offended by being called assholes"
"...I'm also sorry, for them and their families, that they are assholes in the first place."


That's how I would've done it.
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ObamaKerryDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:39 AM
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138. Is it wrong that I literally LOL'd at this?
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 11:39 AM by ObamaKerryDem
:evilgrin:

Of course I understand that he more or less had to apologize in the name of professionalism (though I don't think Bush ever apologized for calling that one guy who I presume was not exactly of his political persuasion the very same thing), though most of them do indeed act like assholes, especially these days..
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:42 AM
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139. Fox Poll (paraphrased): Was Van Jones apology enough? - 98% - Yes.
They seemed quite disappointed this morning after ginning up the story to have come back with that result. It was hysterical. I believe I even saw the blond women pout.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:43 AM
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140. He should apologize to assholes the world over.
They allow shit to flow through. Republicans ingest the shit and it becomes the essence of their being.
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:56 AM
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142. No apology is necessary - They Are ASSHOLES! nt
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FlyByNight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:57 AM
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143. Just because it's "inappropriate", doesn't mean...
it's any less true. There are no more Eisenhower Rs. The Rs have stated, in various ways, that they want Pres. Obama to fail.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:00 PM
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144. We have to apologize for that?
Well then I got a shitload of apologizing to do. Fuck!
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:13 PM
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147. When was the last time an "As...Republi"con" apologized???
All the lies and horrid things they have said about us and our leaders and our party and the poor and the ill and minorities and they never apologize.


It sickens me to hear them rip apart the very government programs,fair labor practices,non commercial park lands,and civil rights,that they use and enjoy. :eyes: :mad: :puke:

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thelordofhell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:24 PM
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151. It's ironic he called Republicans assholes
Everyone knows Republicans don't have an anus.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:25 PM
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153. cheese and rice, DON'T apologize!
:eyes: it's the truth!
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:26 PM
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154. "I meant to call them 'fuckwads' and 'worthless pieces of shit.'"
Sorry for the mistake.
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Piewhacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:29 PM
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155. For the life of me, I don't know why he needs to apologize. They ARE assholes.
(a technical, political term)

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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:30 PM
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156. Can't apologize for the truth nt.
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True_Blue_KY_Dem Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:48 PM
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159. Why apologize?!
They are, what they are!

:rofl:
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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:48 PM
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161. Let me see if I get this correct!
It is okay to lie, cheat and steal as the Bush, a Republican administration, and his Republican allies in Congress did, BUT it is not okay for a person to basically tell the truth. Now we have to apologize for the truth! ;-)
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:01 PM
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162. That apology is a lie. It's a Democracy. Ordinarily I would say we need to be inclusive.
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 03:04 PM by Gregorian
But the truth is, our enemy is also an asshole.

I am being sued by my neighbor. It has cost me a lot of time and concern. However, I like him. He likes me. And we keep things separate and in context. He's a good guy. He's also a staunch liberal. Like me. Now I do not call him an asshole. He isn't an asshole. My forester, who seems to be a conservative mindset, calls him all kinds of names. And I cringe. I like my suing neighbor more than my forester.

Normally, an enemy is just someone who is an opponent. Being an opponent isn't bad, necessarily. Being an asshole is something altogether different. And we are up against total assholes. Bush was the quintessential asshole. None higher. I wish the worst on him. Teddy Kennedy and Orin Hatch were enemies, but they got along.

Apologizing is wrong in this case. Grow a spine! Stop being a beaten housewife. Stop laying in the mud. We stand to totally lose the very thing this country was created for. A neutral place where everyone could get along.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:10 PM
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163. I like this Mr. Jones! nt
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:52 PM
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167. Asshole: insulting term of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous.
Fact: Asshole is a synonym for republican.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:54 PM
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168. It is the 9/11 Truther stuff that will force him to resign
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:10 PM
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169. Apologizing for speaking the absolute truth....Republicans are indeed Lying-Greedy-Hateful ASSHOLES!
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 07:10 PM by LaPera
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:13 PM
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171. Tell me something I don't know,
Captain Obvious.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:10 PM
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172. Look for the GOP to push back with wild accusations on Fox and through e-mail.
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Butch350 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:32 PM
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173. He shouldn't have said that. Period

Allow me. ASSHOLES REPUBLICANS.
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:48 PM
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174. He meant to say he is sorry Republicans are
Assholes.
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nankerphelge Donating Member (995 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:52 PM
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176. I assumed he was apologizing for wasting everyone's time...
by stating the obvious.
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:56 PM
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177. Mr. Van Jones. My new hero! Tell it like it is.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:14 PM
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178. We should be above this kind of petty crap. But after all they did to us...
what are we apologizing about again?
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:29 PM
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179. Democrats always back down
Jesus H. Christ isn't there anybody in the party with ANY balls? Bunch of goddamn wimps.
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jeffbr Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:06 PM
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180. Pathetic wussy
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-04-09 02:28 AM
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183. Meh, I wouldn't have apologized. They *are* assholes.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-04-09 03:48 AM
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184. He shouldn't apologies for stating the obvious..
Pukes are assholes...mean, greedy assholes.
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NecklyTyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-04-09 05:48 AM
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185. Republicans are the ones who need to apologize, but the Main $tream Media takes their side
We have Van Jones telling it like it is, and the M$M shifts the topic of discussion from the problems we facing (most of which the Republicans are a contributing factor) to some off hand comment made in a public address.

The M$M is focusing on verbal rhetoric rather than life and death problems like Global Warming and Health Care.
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oct2010 Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-06-09 08:31 AM
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186. Did Obama fire him for calling the repugs assholes or was it something else ?
Edited on Sun Sep-06-09 09:01 AM by oct2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3F5duZvjvg
just sayin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7-XfE7KcU&feature=rela...


Obama Green Jobs Adviser Under Fire for 9/11 Petition

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Wonder if Glen Beck will wallow all next week in the apology accepted midnight press release ?


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Crowman2009 Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-06-09 08:59 AM
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189. So he has to resign for telling the truth?!?!?
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-06-09 09:19 AM
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190. That's an insult to assholes. nt
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