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President Irked at Governorís Show of Disrespect
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Jan 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 01/27/2012 8:27:59 PM PST by John Semmens

President Obama expressed his “profound disappointment and disgust” with what he labeled “an unacceptable display of disrespect” toward him from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R).

“Ms. Brewer has to come to terms with her rank in the pecking order,” Obama said. “She is, after all, merely a governor of a relatively small and unimportant state. Regardless of how she feels about me, it is inappropriate for her to seem to be publicly criticizing her nation’s president.”

The President’s ire was sparked by more than the highly visual face-off the two had on the tarmac of the Williams-Gateway Airport during Obama’s recent campaign visit to Arizona. Governor Brewer also has written a book–“Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border”–that the President contends “scurrilously defames and discredits me.”

Obama hinted that the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the State of Arizona for its effrontery of attempting to enforce federal immigration laws could be expanded to include charges against Brewer for “defamation of character.” “It’s one thing for the state to face a lawsuit, the Governor bears no personal liability no matter how the case is decided,” Attorney General Eric Holder pointed out. “But a finding of libel against her for what she wrote in her book could be financially crushing. The cost of a legal defense itself could be daunting.”

Holder denied that the President was conducting a vendetta against Brewer. “Governor Brewer isn’t more than a tiny blip on the President’s radar,” Holder said. “It’s the principle of the thing that matters. People must be disabused of the idea that they can vilify the President without facing dire personal consequences.”

A post-election Executive Order authorizing the removal of state officials whose actions endanger national security or serve to undermine the people’s confidence in the federal government is reportedly in the works. “Arizona’s Governor Brewer isn’t the only one who’s gotten out of line,” Press Secretary Jay Carney observed. “There are some elections officials in Georgia who’ve proven supremely irritating to the President.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://constitutionclub.org/2012/01/27/semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-4/


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: brewer; disrespect; obama; satire

1 posted on 01/27/2012 8:28:11 PM PST by John Semmens
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ping


2 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:05 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Reads exactly like the copy from most of the alphabet channels last night...;-)


3 posted on 01/27/2012 8:31:47 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

Damn you, John.


4 posted on 01/27/2012 8:32:37 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: John Semmens

Wow, what a sack of ass douches.


5 posted on 01/27/2012 8:33:31 PM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (We were born citizens. Now we are subjects. Currently on the path to become serfs.)
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To: John Semmens
LOL, if he'd had his teleprompter, that's what he woulda said.
6 posted on 01/27/2012 8:37:14 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: John Semmens

Isn’t he the president who was going to bring the country together..now he is calling a whole state unimportant??? What a complete ass he is....a self important self aggrandizing king in his own mind...what a pathetic man..he dishomors the office of the President.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 8:37:21 PM PST by leenie312
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To: John Semmens
LOL, if he'd had his teleprompter, that's what he woulda said.
8 posted on 01/27/2012 8:37:32 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: leenie312

shoot...I didn’t see it was satire..crap


9 posted on 01/27/2012 8:38:32 PM PST by leenie312
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To: John Semmens

It says, “semi-news/semi-satire”: I hope the latter but fear the former.


10 posted on 01/27/2012 8:38:40 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: John Semmens


O.K. I really need to not only look for the humor, but also know when it's written by John.......
11 posted on 01/27/2012 8:39:04 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: John Semmens

Another good one John. Thanks for the ping.


12 posted on 01/27/2012 8:39:34 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

When did you move to nonfiction?


13 posted on 01/27/2012 8:39:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: John Semmens

LOL.. really does sound like what was on the abcdnc last night


14 posted on 01/27/2012 8:41:13 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: John Semmens
disrespect??? i got your disrespect right here...

15 posted on 01/27/2012 8:41:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: John Semmens

Got me! You’re good!


16 posted on 01/27/2012 8:41:38 PM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (We were born citizens. Now we are subjects. Currently on the path to become serfs.)
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To: John Semmens

“There are some elections officials in Georgia who’ve proven supremely irritating to the President.”

That one deserves a semi-news, semi-satire all its own! Endless possibilities with your clever mind.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 8:41:56 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: John Semmens

Nice work, John! You had me going right up to “...merely a governor of a relatively small and unimportant state.”


18 posted on 01/27/2012 8:47:55 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: John Semmens

LOL! It’s another one of those, “I can just hear Obama saying this!!” threads!


19 posted on 01/27/2012 8:48:46 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: John Semmens

I’m sorry she didn’t pee on his shoes!


20 posted on 01/27/2012 9:03:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: John Semmens
Can you here us now!?!??!
See related thread.

21 posted on 01/27/2012 9:08:50 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: bksanders

Ooops! HEAR US NOW!


22 posted on 01/27/2012 9:09:43 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

23 posted on 01/27/2012 9:11:18 PM PST by null and void (Day 1102 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: leenie312

Now I really feel stupid. I too didn’t realize it was a spoof. What’s sad is I had no problem believing he’s say such things. A putz that will bow to muslim kings while showing us his arse is a man that can’t be trusted. DUH....


24 posted on 01/27/2012 9:26:05 PM PST by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: John Semmens
Forgive me for saying this but that little pissant public servant can bite me. He's obviously not learned yet that he works for us and that "lowly governor" he's whining about is worth more than 1,000 kenyans like him.

JMHO

25 posted on 01/27/2012 9:29:22 PM PST by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: John Semmens

I have great respect for the OFFICE but NONE for Obama!


26 posted on 01/27/2012 9:31:17 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: John Semmens

You ALMOST had me on this one! It’s getting harder and harder to tell where satire ends, and reality begins, with this administration! Come on, NOVEMBER!


27 posted on 01/27/2012 9:59:31 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

:)... I, too had no problem believing it..that is a sad state of affairs.


28 posted on 01/27/2012 10:16:14 PM PST by leenie312
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To: John Semmens
We can’t afford to allow the owners of so-called private property to have such a wide latitude for their actions. All property really belongs to all the people. It is up to the government to provide the guidance necessary to guarantee that all property is used in the most beneficial way.”

Waiting (quite patiently, I might add, for the satire.)

Okay, kidding. But only kida, sorta.

The overlapping subsets of fiction AND truth are as clever as always.

Another fine column, John.

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29 posted on 01/27/2012 10:18:24 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens
Obama said, “She is, after all, merely a governor of a relatively small and unimportant state. Regardless of how she feels about me, it is inappropriate for her to seem to be publicly criticizing her nation’s president.”

Good night! I have never heard a president ever speak that way about a state! It is outrageous and disrespectful of the people of Arizona. I ask again, where are the videos? I want to see who was disrespectful of who. I want to see what happened. So far, we have only seen the official version with the important segment edited out.

30 posted on 01/27/2012 11:42:43 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: jonrick46

LOL, you were just punked by John Semmens:)


31 posted on 01/28/2012 12:00:20 AM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: John Semmens
!!!!!!!!!
this time, I checked. :-D

32 posted on 01/28/2012 12:41:25 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, punch all the liberals :^)
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To: John Semmens

I will stand by one Governor with honor against a Fraud in the White House who HATES America anytime.But I am just a Patriot who believe if a man raises his hand and take a solemn Oath or affirms intent to defend the Constitution he ought do so.


33 posted on 01/28/2012 3:59:40 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: John Semmens

God love you John. I have finally learned to look for your name and the source when I see some outrageously true-sounding stories about the liberal loonies.


34 posted on 01/28/2012 4:13:37 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: John Semmens
Sitting here laughing and laughing!

You get me every time, John! :-)

35 posted on 01/28/2012 6:15:42 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: John Semmens
GEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ ,,, if he only knew and could accept what most Americans think about him now he would curl up in a hole and die ,,, but he's a true narcissist by nature and believes he's invincible .
36 posted on 01/28/2012 7:25:11 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: John Semmens

Fake but accurate.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 8:03:38 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: John Semmens

You didn’t stress SATIRE enough. It sounds way too true.


38 posted on 01/28/2012 8:12:58 AM PST by altura
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To: John Semmens

I know this is satire, but to demand respect, you must first behave respectably. Zer0 has failed miserably in that category.


39 posted on 01/28/2012 8:21:52 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: John Semmens

Add “accurate mind reading” to your skill set.

He didn’t say it, but you know barry thought it!


40 posted on 01/28/2012 9:38:10 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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And here I thought she had given more than the appropriate amount of respect due the person...

good one John!

41 posted on 01/28/2012 2:05:27 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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Governor Brewer could easily beat him in a fight.


42 posted on 01/28/2012 2:54:55 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the hearty laugh! Recognize her place in the pecking order indeed! Loved it!


43 posted on 01/28/2012 3:16:28 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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F-YOU HUSSEIN!!!!!


44 posted on 01/28/2012 4:02:10 PM PST by mowowie
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To: John Semmens

Argh, you got me again.
Usually i’m pretty quick at catching these posts.....


45 posted on 01/28/2012 4:03:32 PM PST by mowowie
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To: John Semmens

Ah! Another beauty slides out of the word processor.
0bama’s script writers must love to read your posts, they need to get their ideas from somewhere! :)


46 posted on 01/28/2012 11:08:31 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: John Semmens
“Governor Brewer isn’t more than a tiny blip on the President’s radar,” Holder said. “It’s the principle of the thing that matters. People must be disabused of the idea that they can vilify the President without facing dire personal consequences.”

Now that's some darned good semi-satire right there...

47 posted on 01/30/2012 5:25:59 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: leenie312

It is hard to tell. Sometimes John’s satires turn out to simply be really good predictions.


48 posted on 01/31/2012 7:40:34 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: John Semmens

Today’s satire, tomorrow’s news...


49 posted on 01/31/2012 10:14:54 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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