Not just a river in Egypt

Posted: September 2, 2012 by Sean M. in Fun with Elections, HAHAHAHAHAA!!!!, Lame

Before we get to the meat of this, let me go ahead and denounce myself for the obvious RAAAAACIST!!!! nature of the headline.

Okay, now that we’ve got that taken care of, be sure to swallow or spit out anything you might have in your mouth before reading this:

“Republican voters, if you ask them about my particular policy positions, often agree with me. So there’s a difference between Republicans in Washington and Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country,” Obama said in a Parade Magazine reader question-and-answer session published on Friday.

There are really only two ways I can see him saying something like this, and they’re both at least a little disturbing. Either he’s still buying into all the “post-partisan” hype that people shoveled around him back in 2008, or he’s just flat-out lying. I know that he’s aware of the Tea Party movement and the fact that the Dems took a historic drubbing two years ago, so I really can’t see any other options. I mean, say what you will about Obama and his disdain for the American system, but I’m pretty sure that he’s aware of the fact that those Republicans in Washington were sent there by, um, “Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country.”

He goes on to say the following:

“I think that after this election, we’ll be in a position to once again reach out to Republicans and say that the American people have rendered a judgment, and the positions we’re taking are well within what used to be considered bipartisan centrist approaches.”

Since I’m pretty much out of words, I think I’ll let this do the talking instead…

  1. […] Obama has been trying to bolster his right-wing-ed-ness in a way that is painful and insulting to wa….  Thank you, Sean M. for that – I’d have missed that stuff.  And O’s every utterance linked by Sean M. is enough to make you ill.  Listening to Obama talk about his conservative side and bipartisan work with Republicans is like listening to a convicted wife-beater state over and over again how much he supports women’s issues and loves his wife. […]

  2. DejahThoris says:

    I hate to parse the meta-subtext, but The Emperor of microbrews and tweet-fighting might have a point. I could have sworn that it was referenced on this particular blog, regarding Republicans hob-nobbing with the liberals at the Buzzfeed Washington Bureau opening shindig.

    I don’t think “Washington” Republicans have any common DNA with fly-over country conservatives or conservative libertarians. They might start out with it, but as soon as they get hit by the crypto-bureauocracy mutation rays, they turn into the mighty morphin’ power-players willing to suck the frosty salted balls of every other power player in return for bargaining points.

    Washington Republicans might very well be unctuously agreeing with all of our god-president’s ideas, to his face, with nary a thought on the ethical implications of such duplicity.

    Then again, is it more ethical to survive the battle, in favor of winning the war… or die on the hill of principle?

    • Sean M. says:

      The thing is, Barry is trying to make the case that it’s the Washington Republicans that are the ones who are getting in the way of his Utopia, while those voters in flyover country–the same people that somebody (whose name at the moment escapes me) once said, bitterly “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations”–are the ones who agree with his policies.

      Forget the beer. Perhaps the White House should be releasing its choom recipe.

  3. veeshir says:

    So either bad liar or hockey-helmet stupid are our choices?

    Talk about ensmallening the office of POTUS.

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