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Todd: 'Anthropological' Obama Didn't Mean To Demean With Bitter-Clinger Line
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 08/20/2010 11:32:48 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Discussing with Andrea Mitchell today the kerfuffle over Pres. Obama's Christianity, Chuck Todd hearkened back to PBO's infamous bitter-clinger line. Obama offered his pronouncement at a private, hoity-toity fundraiser in San Francisco—and Todd claimed Obama didn't mean to demean by it.

According to Todd [quoting Paul Begala], Obama is his mother's son, and like the anthropologist she was, he was simply offering an anthropological analysis of the plight of those poor rural Pennsylvanians.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: anthropology; barackobama; bitterclinger; chucktodd

1 posted on 08/20/2010 11:32:53 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

So now he’s an anthropologist. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/20/2010 11:33:56 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
he was simply offering an anthropological analysis of the plight of those poor rural Pennsylvanians.

Its context is utterly condescenting & I-wanna-spoon-with-Obama Chuckie doesn't consider this demeaning?

What a complete suck-up tool.

3 posted on 08/20/2010 11:34:51 AM PDT by kromike
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To: kromike

condescenting = condescending


4 posted on 08/20/2010 11:35:26 AM PDT by kromike
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is it true that if Obama prays its only to himself?/sarc


5 posted on 08/20/2010 11:35:31 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
How your thinking must be visualized in order to defend 0bama:


6 posted on 08/20/2010 11:35:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“...Obama is his mother’s son,”

And she was a Marxist atheist...small comfort, Todd, you toadie.


7 posted on 08/20/2010 11:36:13 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is he vying for Reggie Love’s job?


8 posted on 08/20/2010 11:36:25 AM PDT by maggief
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The mental masturbation in which these people engage begs the question as to how they stay employed.
9 posted on 08/20/2010 11:38:04 AM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is hs fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Would that hair be considered a comb-over or a pre comb-over?

10 posted on 08/20/2010 11:38:22 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chuck U claims to be a political analyst, but he's more of an Obama analist.
11 posted on 08/20/2010 11:38:40 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
like the anthropologist she was

Oh. Was that what she was?

12 posted on 08/20/2010 11:39:01 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He sounds more like an amateur proctologist.


13 posted on 08/20/2010 11:39:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I thought anthropologists were supposed to be value-neutral about the cultures they study, rather than discuss them in a condescending manner.

Speaking of being scholarly, since when has 0 studied anything? He seems to speak without thinking, which forces him to subsequently backpedal on his inanities.


14 posted on 08/20/2010 11:40:26 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah, he’s got us cavemen all figured out.


15 posted on 08/20/2010 11:41:24 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama offered his pronouncement at a private, hoity-toity fundraiser in San Francisco—and Todd claimed Obama didn't mean to demean by it.

According to Todd [quoting Paul Begala], Obama is his mother's son, and like the anthropologist she was, he was simply offering an anthropological analysis of the plight of those poor rural Pennsylvanians.

The view from Mt. Olympus must be simply stunning.

16 posted on 08/20/2010 11:41:54 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keep digging Todd, just keep on digging.

Those 3 MSNBC viewers, other than GLGB, appreciate BHO’s understanding of those PA citizens’ “plight.”


17 posted on 08/20/2010 11:42:40 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Seems to me it’s the imam who is the bitter clinger and they know we know!!!!


18 posted on 08/20/2010 11:42:45 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: oblomov

ZERO is a pseudo-intellectual.

AND THE CHUCKY DOLL IS AN EMPTYHEADED STUFFED TOY.


19 posted on 08/20/2010 11:44:02 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah. His so well off mother who lived the high life in huts with black muzzie drunks.


20 posted on 08/20/2010 11:45:40 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chuck Todd hearkened back to PBO's infamous bitter-clinger line.

Nice...just in time for the campaign season.

The laws of unintended consequences...

Come, November...HURRY.

21 posted on 08/20/2010 11:46:03 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: Poison Pill

>>The view from Mt. Olympus must be simply stunning.

Indeed. And just think of the sacrifice that Dear Reader has made for us: he gave up contemplating that panorama, descending Olympus to bring enlightenment to the benighted mass. Is he Prometheus, or the “light-bringer” Lucifer? Who cares...as long as I get my free stuff!

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22 posted on 08/20/2010 11:48:00 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Hmmm... I never realized that one's parents' college major was actually hereditary.

That explains my urge to dig up dead Indians and name plants after them (Dad: Archaeologist, Mom: Botanist).

23 posted on 08/20/2010 11:48:32 AM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
State Run Media:


24 posted on 08/20/2010 11:51:07 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bull poop. Obama accidentally pulled the curtain back, and we could see into his actual beliefs. So, no covering or spin will erase it. He made my tag line.


25 posted on 08/20/2010 11:52:20 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama isn't capable of being an anthropologist, he is overwhelmed by his urban bias. He is convinced that he is gifted and has a mission to rule the unenlightened primitives.
26 posted on 08/20/2010 11:53:51 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: nhwingut

mother who lived the high life in huts

... except for the five years she lived in a HILTON HOTEL while doing “field work” in Indonesia... yeah that’s a tough “hut” life for ya....

ymmv


27 posted on 08/20/2010 11:54:24 AM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

I vote nascent comb-over. Be full blown in five years.


28 posted on 08/20/2010 11:54:41 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So why did MSNBC attack him with it when he was running against Hillary (MSNBC’s favorite at the time)?


29 posted on 08/20/2010 11:58:04 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Poor Chuck Todd.

He has to have worn out his knee pads by now. He’ll need knee replacement surgery before Obama is out of office. Good thing the healthcare bill passed!


30 posted on 08/20/2010 12:02:50 PM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: nhwingut

Well, it was the early 60s, and Stanley Ann was looking for “a completely unique experience”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs3DPnRosWw&NR=1


31 posted on 08/20/2010 12:03:08 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chuck Todd was just disgusting on the news last night, losing any sense of objectivity, visibly angry that people won't believe Obama is a Christian after it has been proved (what proof?) and won't believe that he was born in Hawaii, although it's proved (what proof?).

He reminded me of Dan Rather insisting the National Guard memos were NOT fakes.

If I wear a lei and a rosary, can I prove I'm a Hawaiian Born Christian too!

And Chuckie - if he's Christian, care to show some Baptisimal/Christening records? With his FATHER's name on it?

Yes, I know not all Christians are baptized/christened. It just felt good to say!

32 posted on 08/20/2010 12:05:48 PM PDT by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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To: kromike
he was simply offering an anthropological analysis of the plight of those poor rural Pennsylvanians.

No, he was reducing them to a cultural stereotype.

33 posted on 08/20/2010 12:13:25 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama is his mother’s son, and like the COMMUNIST she was...

Like commie mother....like commie son.


34 posted on 08/20/2010 1:26:27 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But I just heard that Obama prays every day and gets daily messages on his Blackberry from his spiritual advisor (according to a WH spokesman).

Obama the bitter clinger? Calling Chuck Todd...


35 posted on 08/20/2010 1:49:56 PM PDT by BusterBear
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Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.
According to Todd [quoting Paul Begala], Obama is his mother's son, and like the anthropologist she was, he was simply offering an anthropological analysis of the plight of those poor rural Pennsylvanians.
So, what's Zero's and Todd's and Paul's anthropological analysis of the mass-murdering pedophile-following medieval fascism devotees known as Moslems?
36 posted on 08/20/2010 3:46:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: conservativeharleyguy

I was thinking about delivering some mail to the cafeteria ladies (Dad—letter carrier, Mom—lunch lady).


37 posted on 08/20/2010 3:49:47 PM PDT by LexRex in TN ("A republic, if you can keep it.......")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

These 4th column cheerleaders are pathetic!


38 posted on 08/20/2010 4:19:09 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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