Chutzpah


What a dick!

Obama then headed to the home of Dallas lawyer Peter Kraus for a $15,000 per head event to raise money for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

“The way the political system works right now, it is biased and skewed away from common sense. The electorate has gotten more polarized, the media has gotten more polarized. Being extreme, being controversial tends to get you on TV and get your name out there. If you’re just being sensible and saying, well, let’s try to work together across the aisle, then you know you’re going to live in obscurity,” he said.

Of the shutdown, he said, “we’ve got to liberate those reality-based Republicans from some of the extreme impulses in that party.”

“But if they don’t see a cost for those kinds of strategies, then they’ll keep doing it. And the only way to extract a cost when it comes to politicians is during election time.”

Obama then went to the home of trial lawyer Russell Budd for an intimate reception with 25 guests, where he gave brief remarks before the media was ushered out of the gathering of the bigwig donors.

Here he said that the lesson of the year — the first of his second term — showed “that although the American people are full of common sense, and in their workplaces and in their families and their congregations, on the soccer fields and all the various parts of their life, they’re looking out for one another and they’re making good decisions and are resilient in the face of challenges, that’s not very often reflected in Washington.”

“The only way that we can realign our politics so that it matches up with the decency and goodness of the American people is if elections matter, and we’re able to both deliver a message and organize ourselves so that folks who aren’t acting responsibly pay a consequence, and that we’re lifting up and rewarding candidates who are serious about the challenges this country faces and are willing to work together in a spirit that is constructive in order to deliver for the American people.”

That, Obama continued, is “what 2012 was about, and that’s what 2014 was about, and I suspect that’s what 2016 is going to be about.”

“And I have to say that I’m a proud Democrat and am committed to the values that the Democratic Party represents, but I’m also interested in getting the Republican Party back in a functioning state. Because this country has two parties, and we need both of them operating in a way that allows us to move forward,” he said. “And I think that will eventually happen. Voters have an ability I think to help parties self-correct, although sometimes it takes more than one cycle to do it. But in the meantime, we can’t just be standing still.”


I cannot recall any prior POTUS ever publicly announcing that he was gonna remake the opposing party. Especially not one that was below 40% in approval ratings.

And in Texas no less!

Un-fucking-believeable.


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40 Responses to Chutzpah

  1. t says:

    You have to excuse him. The treatments for narcissistic personality disorder are really ineffective. Plus it’s difficult to get narcissists into treatment because — they’re narcissists….so.

    He is the reason they required chemical dependency to be covered….because we’re all going to turn to addictive substances once our idiot president gets done selling this rattle-trap of a law.

    It’s easier with alcohol. Really it is.

  2. The Klown says:

    Andrew Malcolm:

    Nice try. Americans don’t always pay attention to politics. Who can blame them? And, actually, that’s what Obama has successfully counted on, that his live-streamed snippets of falsehoods blared by a largely complicit media would trump critics’ negative natterings.

    But the broken promises, false claims and tortured truths have reached a critical mass now. Bludgeoned by Benghazi, IRS revelations, FBI probes, NSA disclosures, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Syria’s slips and now ObamaCare’s sticker shock and outright whoppers, more Americans detect the odor of betrayal, however reluctantly. Gallup reported Tuesday that for the first time Obama’s daily job approval sank below 40%.

    • underwhelmed says:

      “And if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you. It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.” — Pres. Obama, April 1, 2010.

      Note the date. A coincidence? Or the universe raising an eyebrow …

  3. Astounding. The shrieking sycophants just refuse to acknowledge he did NOT get a landslide win. They truly just do not get it. HALF the country voted against this guy and his policies.
    I am told frequently to “get over it.”
    Uhm. No.

  4. votermom says:

    Of the shutdown, he said, “we’ve got to liberate those reality-based Republicans from some of the extreme impulses in that party.”

    Sounds like a threat to me.

    • Constance says:

      So by that does he mean we need to get rid of the Republican establishment because I would agree with that. Power to the Tea Party!!

  5. Anthony says:

    This just about sums it up…

  6. votermom says:

    I hear this guy thinks he will run for Preezie in 2016

  7. driguana says:

    Sounds like a clarion call to authoritarian leadership to me…

  8. Somebody says:

    He perfectly described how Harry Reid operates. So I suppose he’s not going to support Reid’s reelection, you know because he’s concerned about the folks and what’s best for the folks.

    I’m sure the republicans are thrilled to hear how concerned Obama is about the state of their party, lol!

    How many more days until he’s out of office? Sheesh t is right we’re all going to be on heavy narcotics by then to get through the day.

  9. votermom says:

    Kraut The Hammer is echoing what I’ve been noticing: all Dem policies are great at creating more victims who will be motivated to turn to the handout party

    • t says:

      Shows that Krauthammer may not have studied the law. I think it will do the OPPOSITE.

      For isntance, it’s going to destroy union plans:

      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57611192/how-obamacare-will-change-employer-provided-insurance/

      • votermom says:

        Did you read his argument? If it makes the middle class poorer, they’ll get a subsidy. That will motivate them to vote for it to continue.
        It’s parallel to Naomi Klein’s Disaster Capitalism thesis. I guess it should be known as Disaster Socialism. Create a crisis then use it to expand power.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine

        • t says:

          I read it. I just disagree. I don’t think destroying wealth creates Democratic voters. I think it increases the firestorm for repeal…which the Republicans aren’t going to do and the Democrats aren’t going to do.

          I think the law destroys Democrats while giving the Republicans what they want…more wealth on top. It’s the perfect situation for the insurance cos.

        • votermom says:

          In the short-term, I agree with you.
          But if we can’t get this repealed, it may well go the other way.

        • Constance says:

          It’s hard to tell what the obamacare law will cause. Once you force families to pay hundreds of dollars a month more for insurance the economy will likely crash because that is a lot of money people can’t spend on other things.
          Then you have wages being depressed by importing cheap foreign labor thanks to immigration reform and everyone being forced in to part time work…..this is going to be a huge downward spiral.

  10. votermom says:

    I like this idea. If Obama is above impeachment, go after his henchmen

  11. helenk3 says:

    not only can obamacare navigators possibly be convicts, one contractor is using foreign nationals here on visas to take your information.
    this was just announced on FOX.I am sure more info will come out about this sometime today

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    It is a MESS!!!!! :mad:

  13. votermom says:

    Not such a bad idea

  14. The Klown says:

    From the comments at Hot Air:

    Carrie Underwood, another fellow Okie is a giant poseur. If any man in country music wrote about women the way she writes about men, they’d never record another song. For someone who’s lived one of the most charmed lives in country music, her man-bashing, man-abusing lyrics sure do bespeak a lot of bitterness. She’s pretty but her music is for disaffected women who say things like “are there any real men left out there” in POF profiles.

    King B on November 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    She has personal experience with men who are losers. She dated Tony Romo.

    myiq2xu on November 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

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  16. swanspirit says:

    http://watchdogwire.com/maryland/2013/10/30/omalley-administration-fired-developmental-disabilities-admin-whistle-blower/

    O’Malley Administration Fired Developmental Disabilities Admin Whistle Blower

    At the time advocates were lobbying for an alcohol tax increase to raise revenue for the disabled, the Developmental Disabilities Administration knew about and covered up $38 million in unspent state and federal funds from fiscal year 2010, according to court documents filed by a whistleblower.

    Carrie Phillip, former Chief Financial Officer of the much-beleaguered agency tasked with administering services to Maryland’s disabled community, filed a complaint in Baltimore City Circuit Court, alleging she discovered and notified top agency officials about the unspent funds, top officials in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ordered her to hide the surplus funds in 2011, and that she was subsequently terminated for blowing the whistle.

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