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The 10 Worst Moments of Disrespect Towards President Obama (Sniff, sniff ... Boo-hoo!)
Politic365 ^ | January 27, 2012 | Lauren Victoria Burke

Posted on 01/27/2012 1:48:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

It starts from the Superiority Syndrome: People acting as if they’re more important than a U.S. President — when they clearly are not. To fingers in the face. To people questioning his already established and proven citizenship.

The incidents of disrespect towards President Obama continue.

When people criticize Administration policy, that’s just politics. But several incidents directed at this President appear to find new lows. Of course, people can disagree with the President. But, why can’t people respect the Office of the Presidency?

The very public nature of disrespect towards President Obama is noteworthy. Did Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) have to conduct business with the President in front of reporters? Wasn’t there a better time and place? Would a visiting leader from a foreign country be greeted with a finger in his face by a Governor? If not, why would it happen to the leader of our own country? Could a hockey goalie have executed a quiet no-show for a White House invitation honoring his team? See Facebook for the answer on that one.

It wasn’t the end of the world when Speaker John Boehner refused the President’s date to speak to a joint session on jobs in September 2011. And yes, the White House picked that date to steal attention from a GOP debate. But like so many moments of disrespect towards the 44th President: No one can find another example in American history where a U.S. President requested a date to address Congress and was refused. Can anyone find another incident like the Brewer one? That the list below can even be compiled is telling.

1. The birther fiasco (2009-2011). No evidence. No proof. No documentation. But the story traveled on for years. Yes, Hawaii is part of the United States of America.

2. “You lie” (Sept. 2009). That any individual — no less a member of Congress watching a U.S. President during a joint session on live national television — is so lacking in self control that this moment was made possible is incredible — even in an age of incivility. Remember this happened only nine months into Obama’s presidency and is another “we can’t remember that ever happening ever before” moment. Close your eyes and pretend Rep. Maxine Waters was Wilson doing this to President Bush and image the reaction.

3. Signs of the Tea Party (July 2010) and Naked Racism (April 2011). Anyone remember California GOP official Marilyn Davenport’s racist e-mail? Did she ever resign for that? I remember all the criticism of the NAACP – particularly from Black Republicans — for their “Tea Party resolution” of 2010. Where was that indignation regarding what can be viewed in this video? Click here.

4. Donald “unchecked ego” Trump inflames birther fiasco, media assists (April 2011). The mouth of Donald Trump is a powerful thing when joined with a 24-hour cable news cycle desperate for viewers. That news organizations invited Trump on the air unchallenged with zero proof of what he was saying speaks volumes on the state of journalism. That Trump was completely comfortable demanding that a U.S. President “show him his papers” displays a superiority complex that exists among those who can’t accept someone they view as “lesser” in a position of power over them.

4. Deadbeat dad and probable one-termer thinks his presence before the President actually matters and needs to tell everyone (Sept 2011). The disrespect isn’t that probable one term Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) wouldn’t attend the President’s Sept. 8 speech. The disrespect is that Rep. Walsh actually believed that everyone knowing he wasn’t attending was important. That he needed to announce he would not attend on national television, as if anyone cared, was yet another delusional superiority episode. That proudly showing public disrespect towards the President is a winning strategy in some political circles reveals a lot.

5. Newt Gingrich’s “Kenyan anti-colonial behavior” comment (Sept 2010). Even Washington Post columnist and conservative thinker George Will slammed this attempt to define the President as “foreign.” Never mind the facts: President Obama wasn’t reared by his father in Kenya with whom he spent only a month of his 50 years on this earth. The strategy to define the President as a “foreign” or “alien” being was started by Sarah Palin in 2008.

6. One of the underlying premises of disrespect towards the President is that he can be ordered around and dictated to like he’s Tipi the laundry boy. The presumption that a U.S. President can be ordered around is a new phenomenon that appears to have gotten underway around January 2009. From big mouth Congressmen to millionaires with nothing to do, you name it — they all inherently believe they can order President Obama around. At least Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is an actual leader of something. Regardless, read this and ask yourself if you think this would have happened to Presidents Bush, Reagan or Clinton.

7. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer puts her finger in the President’s face (January 2012). The photo speaks for itself. Of course there are strong political disagreements between President Obama and Gov. Brewer. But is it just possible there was a better time and place for this conversation? Brewer said she felt “a little threatened” by President Obama. Please.

8. GOP House, prompted by Tea Party — refuses to raise debt ceiling (Aug 2011). Sounds like this was just hardball politics right? Let’s review the facts: The debt ceiling had been raised 69 times since 1962 without incident. Seven times during Bush II and 18 times during Reagan. Suddenly, with President Obama, a shiny new precedent is set with regard to raising the debt ceiling. Another never before seen incident is born.

9. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Publicly Announces His Top Political Priority (Dec 2010). McConnell wants the President out of office? No news there, but, wait, there’s more to it. “Our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term,” Sen. McConnell told the Heritage Foundation. Of course the Senate Republican Leader doesn’t want the President to be re-elected. But what’s with the public announcement? In July 2010 McConnell acknowledged his single most important political goal: President Obama being a one-term President. Again: In public and on national television.

10. Speaker Boehner refuses speech date request (September 2011). No it is not the end of the world. Of course, the White House intentionally wanted to step on a GOP debate that same night. But, this is yet another first in American history. Once again, no one can find another instance where a President of the United States requested a date to address Congress and was refused.

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Lauren Victoria Burke writes on Congress and politics from Capitol Hill in Washington. She is the creator of the blog http://www.Crewof42.com which focuses on Black members of Congress. Her previous work includes the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, ABC News, where she was Cokie Roberts' assistant, USA TODAY, the Washington Post and Associated Press. She also owns WDCPIX.COM photoservice. Follow her on twitter at @crewof42.


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KEYWORDS: boehner; congress; obama; palin
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1 posted on 01/27/2012 1:49:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I must have missed her George W. Bush version on the same topic...


2 posted on 01/27/2012 1:51:09 PM PST by FightforFreedomCA (alright, I can support Newt...as long as he keeps embarrassing liberals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She forgot when that guy called Obama a dick.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 1:51:51 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the hundreds including violent ones against Bush and Reagan?????


4 posted on 01/27/2012 1:52:16 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Have Regrets Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
11. JustSayNoToNannies poops in 0bama's hat.
5 posted on 01/27/2012 1:54:47 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...towards the President is that he can be ordered around ...like he’s Tipi the laundry boy.

Where's that little "that's racist" kid when you need him?

6 posted on 01/27/2012 1:55:16 PM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Bill Clinton’s comment about normally Obama would be going to get coffee was number eleven. Or Biden’s he is ‘clean’ statement, number twelve.

Someone needs to inform Lauren that respect is earned.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 1:55:44 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We disrespect Obama because he disrespects freedom, entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, and the Constitution.
8 posted on 01/27/2012 1:55:59 PM PST by arista
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Would a visiting leader from a foreign country....”

She’s just repeating herself.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 1:58:04 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SkyDancer

The Birther fiasco: “No proof, no documentation”. Yeah, your making our case.


10 posted on 01/27/2012 1:58:20 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ILS21R

that guy = Time Magazine Editor, Mark Halperin


11 posted on 01/27/2012 1:58:52 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark


12 posted on 01/27/2012 1:59:40 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

good thing she’s not angry about anything.....


13 posted on 01/27/2012 1:59:51 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he got jacked up by a chick, and he ran off in a huff. end of story. this “disrespect” angle is stupid.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 1:59:54 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“One of the underlying premises of disrespect towards the President is that he can be ordered around and dictated to like he’s Tipi the laundry boy”

Soros started that one.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 2:00:28 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Better start paying more attention. I know I’ve flipped him off and cussed like a sailor at him a helluva lot more than just “10 times”.

GEEEZ

/severe eye roll


16 posted on 01/27/2012 2:01:49 PM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Cretin-in-Chief is a big fake.

His history is fake.

His books are fake.

Nothing about him is real...except for his blatent stupidity.

And you, Lauren, is it?, can shove that up your smelly Obama.

Don’t try the racist cr*p either, I know plenty of blacks, and ALL have PhDs in real subjects...things the Loon couldn’t begin to understand.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 2:02:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow. Thanks for the pic.

I'm amazed an adult woman wrote this.

I thought it must have been penned by a 13-year-old girl.

18 posted on 01/27/2012 2:02:27 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: arista

At least no one has given him the finger yet, like he gave Hillary and McCain. I’d get in a pre-emptive shot.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 2:04:01 PM PST by steve8714 (Hitchens was wrong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
#10 ... But, this is yet another first in American history

Baloney. Tip O'Neill refused Reagan's request for a joint session to give an address about Contra aid. (Reagan just did a televised Oval Office address instead.)

Is this woman an liar or just so profoundly ignorant as not to be able to check back four Presidents? Do only Presidents who were in office when she was 10 or older count, to her?

20 posted on 01/27/2012 2:04:24 PM PST by pogo101
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To: massgopguy
Why Is Everybody Picking On Me?

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21 posted on 01/27/2012 2:05:01 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Have Regrets Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So she thinks Newt’s “Kenyan, anti-colonial” comment was meant to imply that he is Kenyan? Oh well. Don’t bother trying to teach pigs to sing. You’ll waste your time and annoy the pig.

It can really irk one though- looking at someone while knowing there is so much they simply can never learn. Worst part is, stupid is tolerable. Stupid with attitude, not so much.


22 posted on 01/27/2012 2:05:21 PM PST by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
2. “You lie” (Sept. 2009).

That's number one in my hit parade!


23 posted on 01/27/2012 2:06:00 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw her picture recently. It was down at the courthouse over a caption that said, “AFTER METH”.


24 posted on 01/27/2012 2:06:21 PM PST by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: All

Hey Sunshine: Your President is garbage...ist that disrespectful enough to make your list?


25 posted on 01/27/2012 2:06:36 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: JohnBrowdie
this “disrespect” angle is stupid

Anyone hear him complain about the content of the book Chavez gave him?

Chavez gifts Obama with book that assails US for exploiting Latin America

Snip April 18, 2009: At the start of the first plenary session at the Summit of the Americas later this morning, President Obama was asked what he thought of Chavez’s gift.

“You know, I thought it was one of Chavez’s books," Obama answered. "I was going to give him one of mine.”

26 posted on 01/27/2012 2:08:58 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Respect (the ‘t’ is silent) is the only thing that ghetto trash knows. And demands.


27 posted on 01/27/2012 2:10:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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How dare we, the common folk, question our dear leader. how dare we want honesty, in a world leader. Oh My! It must mean we are racist bigots that we have found Obama unable to leader yet evil in his intent to bring down our great country. Dividing it in hope that we will consume eachother with envie and hate. This Obamanite author can only see the color of her own skin and that it is her color that controls her thought. Obama is a failure not because of his skin color, but by his actions. Photobucket
28 posted on 01/27/2012 2:17:51 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

is “disrespect” a code word for “racism” ?


29 posted on 01/27/2012 2:21:03 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Responded to in the comments section. Wonder how long it will remain there . . . LOL!

LOL! Now this is just too funny. Since when has Obama shown the least respect for: our Constitution, our free market economic system, the Republican opposition, the truth, or the American people?

Respect is EARNED, not owed. We respect the office of the President of the United States, but Obama isn't owed anything--especially given his own attitude of disrespect towards the American people.

When a man like Obama repeatedly demonstrates his contempt for the laws of this nation, as in the recent unconstitutional appointment of members of the NLRB and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, as in when he lies in his State of the Union speech--repeatedly, when he rejects a major project like the Keystone Pipeline for purely political reasons as well as to enrich one of his primary supporters--Warren Buffet, when loudly proclaims that he wishes to work in a "bipartisan" manner then behind closed doors tells anyone who challenges him "I won," he is not deserving of any respect.

I am aware that many liberals, such as yourself, live with an entitlement mentality, it is an alternate universe from reality. One must earn respect as one must earn a living.

President Obama has earned respect in his execution of the Bush Doctrine in continuing to pursue and kill terrorists who seek to destroy America and kill Americans. He has done a good job of allowing the CIA and the DOD to do their jobs and they have done so effectively under his leadership. But he has not earned any respect for the manner in which he has conducted himself or his domestic agenda. He has done so with arrogance and a most amazing inability to accept any responsibility for his failing. He has invariably sought to lay the blame for his most glaring failures at the feet of his predecessor, the Republicans in Congress--even though for two full years, he had a filibuster proof majority supporting him in both houses of Congress.

For the past 3 years, the sign on Obama's desk has read, "The buck stops anywhere but here." That is not deserving of "respect," but of contempt.


30 posted on 01/27/2012 2:22:54 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where does putting his picture on a urinal cake fit in? Just asking.


31 posted on 01/27/2012 2:23:46 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm, I didn’t see any mention of a certain person who said he wanted to rip King Barry’s family jewels from his body.


32 posted on 01/27/2012 2:24:46 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He disrespects me and mine every time he crawls out of his hole and shows his creepy dead eyes.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 2:25:02 PM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

34 posted on 01/27/2012 2:27:14 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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But, why can’t people respect the Office of the Presidency?

Just as soon as Zero starts showing some respect for this country and the people in it, I'll start showing respect for the Office, though never for the man.

35 posted on 01/27/2012 2:27:32 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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But, why can’t people respect the Office of the Presidency?

Just as soon as Zero starts showing some respect for this country and the people in it, I'll start showing respect for the Office, though never for the man.

And by the way, where were these calls for respecting the office when W was being called a Nazi, among other things?

36 posted on 01/27/2012 2:28:18 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: JaguarXKE
Where does putting his picture on a urinal cake fit in? Just asking.

Put me down for two dozen! Now I just need to install a urinal ...

37 posted on 01/27/2012 2:30:07 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Baraq Hussein Obama has yet to earn the respect of Milton Miteybad. If, at some point that circumstance were to change, Mr. Miteybad will be happy to extend to Mr. Obama the appropriate degree of respect so earned.

Mr. Miteybad, however, foresees no meaningful change in the current situation.
38 posted on 01/27/2012 2:32:47 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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39 posted on 01/27/2012 2:33:27 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: ILS21R
She forgot when that guy called Obama a dick

LMAO!!!
40 posted on 01/27/2012 2:36:22 PM PST by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
People acting as if they’re more important than a U.S. President

Well, yeah. I am.

He works for me, not the other way 'round. This dipwad would do well to remember that.

41 posted on 01/27/2012 2:36:40 PM PST by wbill
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42 posted on 01/27/2012 2:37:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When a totally evil anti-American communist and secret Mudslime defrauds his way into the presidency and see out whit total determination to destroy the Constitution, and the rights it guarantees, and the vey laws themselves to erect a Marxist utopia, respect for the presidency demands that subhuman POS be disrespected.


43 posted on 01/27/2012 2:39:06 PM PST by libstripper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a problem with trying to create a distinction between the Person of the individual President and the Office of The President. It fails to address the problem of the individual holding the office being an absolutely incompetent buffoon, in such a case one eventually loses respect for the office. Furthermore, there is increasing evidence he is a crook i.e. Solyndra’s Kaiser and other Green Company “bundlers.”


44 posted on 01/27/2012 2:39:53 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As Tony Soprano told Richie Aprile: "Those who want respect, give respect."


45 posted on 01/27/2012 2:41:26 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, what a surprise. Boo-freakin’ hoo. Shall we compile the list of 4,876 top worst moments of disrespect toward George W. Bush?


46 posted on 01/27/2012 2:45:11 PM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see now... Obambi picked a fight with Governor Brewer about her book and then got his panties in a bunch because she didn’t kowtow to his magnificence. Now poor Miss Burke has her panties in a bunch because some people refuse to kiss Obambi’s butt! There seem to be a lot of panty-bunching lefties around these days.


47 posted on 01/27/2012 2:46:27 PM PST by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It starts from the Superiority Syndrome: People acting as if they’re more important than a U.S. President — when they clearly are not.

Perhaps that's the impression he he makes when he bends at the waist like some pathetic supplicant for every two-bit, third-world POS he is introduced to.

48 posted on 01/27/2012 2:50:25 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: massgopguy

Precisely. Yet she (or it, I’m not sure) seems to think that is a point in her favor.

Every damn election since I was old enough to vote, every Republican is given an endoscopy and if there is the slightest hint of concealment, the media are on them like ugly on a frigging ape.

Obama, heck you’re racist for even daring to want to see such basic documents.


49 posted on 01/27/2012 2:51:11 PM PST by Ronin (Now 15 kilograms down since August last year. Hell yeah I'm bragging!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

I didn’t know Newt called Obama ‘the Kenyan’. LOL

GO NEWT!!!


50 posted on 01/27/2012 2:53:40 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!Ho)
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