Skip to comments.Little R-S-P-E-C-T [Dowd]
Posted on 03/09/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT by Third Person
WASHINGTON IF you cant spell it, you cant get it.
President Obama pulled a Quayle Thursday night at a White House performance by the women of soul and muffed the title of Aretha Franklins anthem. R-S-P-E-C-T, he said, looking a bit confused and eliciting laughter.
When Patti LaBelle took the stage, she told Obama, Baby, youve got swag.
Swag and respect are exactly what the president needs. Hes got a swag gap with Russia. His administration, after belatedly figuring out what was going on in Ukraine, is improvising as the uber-swaggering Vladimir Putin once more rolls in with tanks anywhere he likes.
But the president is severely constrained in how he can respond, given that the Europeans are reluctant to be very punitive because theyre worried about their energy supplies and have to play nice with the bully on their borders.
Hes doing what seems appropriate at this point putting a ban on U.S. visas, imposing financial sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for Russias invasion of Crimea, and trying to horse-whisper the Botoxed, bare-chested man on horseback whose eyes read K.G.B., as John McCain likes to say.
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Ole Dowdy seems to be just phoning it in these days.
I’m amazed Dowd mentions Obama’s screw-up without offering an excuse for it.
What Obama has is sashay!
Thanks for posting.....uh....but.....WHO is that?
Give him a break.
He's probably never even heard the song.
He didn't even become "Black" until he went to college.
At least I think he went to college.
Picture is posted IAW Freerepublic Rules. All newbies should read them first.
Cathy Jones, aka, my fantasy league wife;-)
Catherine Zeta Jones. Michael Douglas left Maureen Dowd for Jones. FR rules dictate CZJ pics on all Dowd threads.
You’ve been a member since 2000 and have never been on a Maureen Dowd thread? Catherine’s picture MUST appear on one of her threads. I’ll let the guys explain it to you.
“If you can’t spell it, you can’t get it.”
Surgeon General Warning: May cause throat cancer.
I’m here for the CZJ pics.
Thank you very much.
I bet Dowd never gave Douglas an STD.
Any Maureen Dowd thread has to have Catherine Zeta-Jones because she beat out Dowd for the “honor” of being hitched to Michael Douglas
“I bet Dowd never gave Douglas an STD.”
I think Dowd IS an STD
Maybe Respect wasn’t a hit song in Indonesia. Maybe he wasn’t allowed to listen to much music while being indoctrinated by all of the Commies around him (mother, step dad, grandparents, mentor, etc ...). Maybe he just mindlessly reads what’s on the teleprompter. Maybe it’s all of those things.
but, of course, he didn't get the Dan Quayle treatment...