BELTWAY INSIDERSPEAK  3:58 pm November 20, 2009

The Sausage Is Piping Hot On Obama’s Taint, Or Something

by Jim Newell

Look, it’s Obama’s approval ratings over time! Right right right, whatever, who cares, etc. We just wanted to share Marc Ambinder’s full analysis of this: “This: well — it’s been a month of sausage making, and as we learned in July, when the sausage is in the oven, Obama can’t escape the taint of partisanship that Americans seem to be rebelling against.” That’s disgusting, Marc, whatever you wrote. [Marc Ambinder]

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FlownOver November 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Marc Ambinder: Taint expert laureate.

In reality this just measures the effects of the national ADHD.

memzilla November 20, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I gotcher sausage RY CHEER, Mr. “you can’t be a real Murrakin with a name like” Ambinder.

SayItWithWookies November 20, 2009 at 4:04 pm

He’s got sausage taint in his inbox? He could get a bad case of Pastramorrhea like that. If left untreated, that goes from brat to wurst.

Extemporanus November 20, 2009 at 4:06 pm

When the sausage is in the Seventh Oven
And Obama aligns with taint
Then penis will guide the president
And lust will steer the staff

This is the dawning of the Age of Assqueerius!
The Age of Assqueerius!

Extemporanus November 20, 2009 at 4:07 pm

[re=463956]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Aww, baloney!

Sharkey November 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm

“Now it’s November, and the turkey is in the over. Let’s all give thanks for TV shows. And websites about TV shows.

Mad Brahms November 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Who the fuck puts sausages in the oven? THIS IS NOT HOW SAUSAGES ARE COOKED, PEOPLE. Metaphor fail.

And exactly who are the people “rebelling against partisanship”? Tea partiers? Oh, *that’s* not partisan.

V572625694 November 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Amurrcans aren’t rebelling against the “taint of partisanship,” whatever the fuck that might be. They (those rebels, those gun nuts, those billboard renters) are rebelling against the idea of having a person of the colored persuasion being in the White House. It jess aint rite!

AxmxZ November 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Geez, Marc, if you’re going to write RPS fic about hot sausages pushing against Obama’s taint, at least put a NSFW warning tag on it…

Patty Dumpling November 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Injecting the meat of change into the natural casing of congress requires a patient, steady hand. That patience is then rewarded with a plump, turgid weiner.

Extemporanus November 20, 2009 at 4:18 pm

[re=463979]Patty Dumpling[/re]: Marc’s use of a colon after the word “This” was a subtle allusion to both the casing you mention, as well as to the grisled assholes with which it is packed.

hockeymom November 20, 2009 at 4:21 pm

That graphic is making me sad. Turn it the other way.

Oldskool November 20, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Poor guy must not own a tv. Nora O’Donnell just explained Barry lags behind Ford, Clinton and Reagan in the race to below 50%. Better luck next time, sucka.

Pithaughn November 20, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Here’s a famous sausage quote (it’s also my screen saver marquee)

“Do not become a sausage made of many things which are useless, and do not become a guide on behalf of your blind ignorance.” — The Teaching of Silvanus, 88:17-21, Nag Hammadi Codex VII.


Extemporanus November 20, 2009 at 4:26 pm

[re=463990]hockeymom[/re]: Perhaps the visual equivalent of Marc’s piece will help cheer you up.

Extemporanus November 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm

[re=463994]Pithaughn[/re]: I found that message in a fortune kielbasa once.

Aflac Shrugged November 20, 2009 at 4:32 pm

How big is it, you say? My sausage…baby, it’s a whole damn month long. *unzip* *thump*

hockeymom November 20, 2009 at 4:34 pm

[re=463998]Extemporanus[/re]: “Wiener Gone Rogue”

WarAndG November 20, 2009 at 4:47 pm

They say the presidency will shrink your sausage. Surely you’ve seen the before and after pictures of Lincoln.

Potater November 20, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Hurray! Now Obama’s finally a normal President!

Took long enough.

Hooray For Anything November 20, 2009 at 4:55 pm


facehead November 20, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Brings to mind that old expression, “If ya taint teabaggin, ya taint sausage making.”

Extemporanus November 20, 2009 at 5:01 pm

[re=464005]Aflac Shrugged[/re]: [re=464029]facehead[/re]: In the words of Tenacious D:

“My kielbasa sausage has just got to perform!”

DangerousLiberal November 20, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Obama’s approval ratings, in the first year of his first term, are lower than on inauguration day? No shit?

I predict that Ambister’s gonna get at least a B+ in Poli Sci 101 this term. For extra credit, maybe he can develop a new and improved theory of why Lieberman is King Douche.

Min November 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm

A sausage in the oven? Does that mean the bun got lonely?

Aflac Shrugged November 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm

[re=464038]Extemporanus[/re]: It galls Republicans that Barry probably wouldn’t have to train in order to perform cock pushups. (Bill Clinton could probably spin like a top on his, and core an apple immediately afterwards, but still.)

Extemporanus November 20, 2009 at 6:11 pm

[re=464112]Aflac Shrugged[/re]: One is all you need.

the problem child November 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm

That’s what Obama gets for being all cocky.

MGBYG November 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm

[re=463990]hockeymom[/re]: That is just his daily intake of Newport Menthol’s…

He’s is slowin’ down some…hasn’t been on the teevee in days.

Super Muslim November 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Proof that this is a nation of idiot white wingnuts.

plowman November 21, 2009 at 11:43 am

Maybe a good ol’ soft-shoe routine would help perk up his approval ratings, you know, remind everyone he’s a nice colored man with good intentions and no designs on our teenage daughters… And, hey, he’s ahead of Jimmy Carter at the same point in his fantabulous single term!

Paul Tardy November 21, 2009 at 1:03 pm

50% for, 50% against; which 50% are the legions part of? -unnamed Roman emperor.

plowman November 21, 2009 at 2:40 pm

[re=464275]Super Muslim[/re]: Did you feel the same when W. had about a 21% approval rating?

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