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For some reason, this photo always makes me smile.
I’ve never heard such a brain-dead quote from a politician, and friends, I lived through the Bush Administration. I was there. This guy needs to be stopped.
The President and Gabby Giffords.
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–Matt Taibbi, a national fucking treasure, in Rolling Stone
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"The two coaches for Sasha Obama’s basketball team couldn’t make it to one of her games, so the President and his then personal aide, Reggie Love, filled in as coaches for this game one Saturday. Here they along with Sasha’s teammates react during the game."
THAT’S SO AWESOME.
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"The top photograph shows the President having a water gun fight with his daughter Sasha on her birthday weekend at Camp David. Unbeknownst to me, David Lienemann captured a similar photo of the Vice President on the very same day."
Coolest Prez and VP ever? MAYBE!
So really, the guy who made a fortune by buying companies, laying off workers and then reselling them without adding any value at all to our nation’s economy, is calling somebody else a ‘crony capitalist’? The same guy who wants to repeal financial regulations on Wall Street? Who wants to cut capital gains taxes that almost solely affect the wealthiest in the country? And all because Obama is finally calling Congressional Republicans on their crap and filling positions that have been empty for months? IS IT NOVEMBER YET?
Yes, because when one entire fucking political party decides to obstruct everything that the president wants to do because they literally don’t believe in government, and the president has spent the better part of three years trying to negotiate and compromise with them in good faith only to have that good faith thrown back in his face, we should totally view the president then turning to the American people to say ‘These are the policies you support and which I support and which the GOP will never pass’ as the president “quitting”. Christ almighty.
And I’ll add this from Jonathan Chait: “What [David] Brooks seems to be ignoring is that bi-partisanship doesn’t work if only one side is interested in participating. Obama has tried. It failed. At some point, banking on compromise with the GOP is, well, something only a sap would do.”
— President Obama on his deficit-reduction plan. #morelikethisplz
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"Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama look at an app on an iPhone in the Outer Oval Office, Saturday, July 16, 2011."
I imagine the conversation is something like Biden saying “The trick is to use the big fuckers on the stone walls and then the blue mini ones to clean up” and Obama saying “Goddammit if you’re playing this game during the debt ceiling negotiations I’ll kill you.”