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2008 Obama Wakes Up To Help Uncool 2011 Obama Lecture GOP

make your best angry face2011 Obama is getting his butt kicked in the polls lately, which means that it is time in this presidential election cycle to pull out “2008 Obama,” the guy we all liked for yelling at rich people and Republicans. This “2008 Obama” was finally pulled out of the closet to come help reclusive socialist warlord “2011 Obama” today to hold his first press conference in months, where he went nuclear winter phase III on the GOP for failing to make a deal with Joe Biden about raising the debt ceiling. Angry Obama: “I’ve been here. I’ve been doing Afghanistan and bin Laden and the Greek crisis and — you stay here.” Yeah, NO VACATION UNTIL YOU FIX THIS. Okay, also he will yell at the rich people again, for good measure.

From The Hill:

Using his most unequivocal language yet in the debt talks, Obama said Republicans should join him in raising taxes for “millionaires and billionaires” and ending subsidies for oil-and-gas companies instead of paying for those tax breaks with money that could go to education, medical research or food safety.

“I don’t think that’s real radical,” Obama said. “I think the majority of Americans agree with that.”

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Obama directly addressed the wealthiest Americans at one point, saying of the end of subsidies and loopholes, “You can afford it.”

“You’ll still be able to ride on your corporate jet; you’re just going to pay a little more,” Obama said.

Who feels the Hope and Change again already?  [The Hill]

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165 comments

  1. baconzgood

    (In Hulk Voice to american people)

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRR OBAMA SMASH RICH DOUCHE BAGS.

    (In indoor voice behind closed doors)

    You guys know I was just fucking around. I need that campaign moola!

  2. Serolf_Divad

    Please, please, for God's sake Barry… open up that can of whupass we've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for…

    …and oh yeah, please do it in such as fashion as to piss the GOP base off so much that they nominate Michelle Bachmann to lose to you in 2012.

  3. Fare la Volpe

    "Vein cane."

    Hope you don't mind if I use that. I've got a personals ad what needs filling.

    1. Chet Kincaid

      No no no, as jealous old Free Black Men have been insisting, he knows nothing of the Black American Experience Of Movie One-Liners and Tropes! You need to get something from "Shaka Zulu", or some shit the Mau Maus did to the Limeys.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        Damn, and I was just about to blow the joint up with a quote from "She's Gotta Have It."

    2. arihaya

      hung, drawn and quartered?
      crushing by elephant?
      death by a thousand cuts?

      oh if only that were the punishment for ruining the country …

    1. mrblifil

      It has to be for real, if only to keep the press off the scent. If the press knew he was going to say stuff that made the GOP have to put in their angry eyes, they would have changed the subject to penises.

    2. DataSnake

      "Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment." — Imperial Thought For The Day

  4. weejee

    Barry if you really had a hair, you'd pull the power to the Capitol and let those bastards sweat like the pigs they are until they do the debt do-si-do.

    Regardless of what you do, in the teatard world only two things are certain, debt and Tejas. So Rick little Dick Perry comes out shootin' in 3, 2, 1…

    1. user-of-owls

      Amigo, Estimado, Ilustre,
      I believe that in fact, Barry does indeed have a hair. As far as I can see, there are actually quite a few that belong to him. True, many of them are now donning their final white dress, but they remain attached. Yours in spelling nazism,
      uoo

    1. fuflans

      next time taxes get raised, i want someone to track EXACTLY how many jobs are lost.

      or – conversely – next time we LOWER taxes i want someone to track EXACTLY how many jobs are created.

      1. elviouslyqueer

        I love the Republican "logic" around this: let's cut taxes to our corporate overlords so they can go about the business of cutting their payroll in order to maximize profits (like that would ever happen ).

      2. SorosBot

        Just look at how many jobs we've gained since Bush first cut the richie's taxes back in 2001!

      3. imissopus

        Hell, that's been done. Go do a little research on Google and you can find reports on the number of jobs created in the '90s (after H.W. broke his "read my lips" pledge) and last decade after the W. cuts. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I believe last decade had the slowest rate of job growth since the first ten years after WW2 ended.

        But try pointing that out to any member of today's GOP. Fuckin' facts, how do they work?

      4. GOPCrusher

        Well, we have ten years of data available to measure how many jobs have been created by the Bush Tax Cuts.

      5. BerkeleyBear

        Well, the CBO recently came out with the lost income from the tax breaks, and it was something like a trillion bucks. Job growth under Bush was flat to negative for most of his 8 years, even as housing, stocks and investment banks did great (right until the fall of 2008). So yeah, it wasn't worth it.

  5. bureaucrap

    I'm still skeptical. Back in the good ol' days, the WH (LBJ, for example) dropped legislation and had the appropriate persons introduce it. The fact that the president is engaging in mere exhortation and tongue lashing (no matter how severe and no matter how well deserved) is not good enough for me. Call me picky, but the WH should push ITS plan HARD, not wait for the kiddies to start playing nicely with each other.

      1. riverside68

        Don't forget LBJ had all the Texas oil money in his pocket. Anyone wanted some sweet sweet crude cash, all they had to do is reach in and grope around until they found it.

        He was a creature of Brown and Root, the daddy of Halliburton.

        Anybody who crossed him found themselves with no lubrication or cash.

        Our magical imaginary negro has to get by on wits and a smile, that's why he comes to Wall Street with his hat in hand.

        1. Negropolis

          Actually, our magical imaginary negro could get by on telling Wall Street that he doesn't fucking care if he's elected again and threatens to go all suicide regulatory crazy on their asses, and see if they call his bluff. You know, tell them that he can be a "soshulish Muslin" if they really wanted to risk seeing that side of him. They aren't the only bitches that can play crazy games.

          I mean, he is the president, after all.

      1. Negropolis

        I'm sure you're old enough to know how much political capital he had to spend to get those virtual majorities to be actual majorities on any number of issues. Don't get the "majorities" twisted. His problem obviously wasn't with Republicans. There were actual and real divides in the Democratic Party, back then. Divides which created situations in which Republicans were more his allies than the Dixiecrats he was brave enough to purge and sacrifice. We complain about Blue Dogs, these days. Blue Dogs weren't nothin' compared to Dixiecrats. Good riddance to the whole lot of 'em.

  6. elviouslyqueer

    Wow. The commenters over at The Hill are like RedState, only with less brain cells and infinitely more racism.

    1. GuyClinch

      I know, right?! For my jerb I often have to read articles on the Hill site and I am always just amazed at the complete racist, xenophopic id on display there in the comments. I mean, how does Michele Bachmann find the time?

  7. horsedreamer_1

    I feel like, if the 2012 election were a series of staring contests, Obama would whoop the GOP nom worse than Conan used to whoop Andy (back in the Late Nite years).

  8. BlueMonkeh

    Boner's tears begin flowing in 5-4-3-2-1….

    Cantor and Ryan start complaining about how mean Barry is to them.

    More of this, Barry, but with a bigger stick.

      1. axmxz

        They also have the opposite relationship with the moon: when they drop, GOP gets politely invited to kiss his ass.

  9. emmelemm

    If only that Standard & Poor rating or whatever the fuck it is was user-editable like le Wiki.

    "America FUCK YEAH we got your monies – PSYCH!"

  10. DashboardBuddha

    “You can afford it.”

    Oh snap! I really hope he means it. If so, welcome back Barry…where the fuck have you been?

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Trying to actually live up to his goal of a nicer, gentler America full of common aspirations and compromise. Which the GOP is happy to listen to, slow play and kick the ap out of the moment his back is turned, not realizing that just because the wolf is wagging his tail doesn't mean he forgot how good it feels to crush someone's throat.

  11. SorosBot

    Soon the Washington Post and network talking heads will start whining about how mean and uncivil Obama's being to those nice Republicans who are just trying to hold the economy hostage to rob from the poor to give to the rich.

  12. Sue4466

    It's not radical.
    And the majority of Americans do agree with it.
    Thus, the Dems will cave to the GOP.
    Because you know. Democrats. Fucking feeble.

    1. GOPCrusher

      I would hope that Barry has come to the realization that the MAJORITY voted him into office to get some shit done, and Harry Reid is a spineless asshole who let him down.
      And in order to get re-elected, he has to quit letting the Republiklan asshats drive the debate.

  13. Weenus299

    I'll feel better if they actually listen to him. Because from what I hear, they won't ever do that shit, ever.

    1. El Pinche

      Baby steps…
      1) Convince republican congress that I'm america and not a kenyan commie
      2) …

  14. BaldarTFlagass

    Maybe it's a general malaise. I think I was a lot cooler back in '08 too; but then, I was in the opposition, and also I had not turned 50 yet. Now I am a member of the Socialist Dictator's party, and am also officially an old (or so all those invitations to join AARP would indicate).

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        I finally broke down and joined for one year. Next thing I knew, the price for a full year's coverage on my auto went from $1230 down to $593. Definitely worth the 16 bucks. And apparently they don't sell their mailing list, because I have not seen any uptick in junk mail.

  15. hagajim

    I think he should have thrown out the old Constitutional crisis talking point….as in, look fuckwads, if you don't get this debt thing dealt with in a manner which is acceptable to me, I will have to declare a state of emergency and go all martial law on your asses to make sure the 14th Amendment is not violated. So get off ya'll asses and get something done!

  16. Ruhe

    Hey, Libruls. You just got booty called! Don't answer on the first ring, though. Make him earn it.

    1. BlueStateLibel

      Excellent advice. I'm going to need him to take me out to dinner–and not to Applebees, dammit, a nice place with clean tableclothes–and say he's going to make hedgefund managers pay the same tax rate as I do, before I budge. Oh, and an apology–a real one-not that just "let's just forget about it" BS.

      1. Jukesgrrl

        I'd like some flowers, too. In the form of something that's not an insult to women and/or GLBTs.

  17. DaRooster

    Pay your fucking share you environment raping, human rights exploiting, job shipping Fucks!

    (I know I am not quite as eloquent as Barry… but I mean it… I hope he does.)

  18. mavenmaven

    Now the repubs will start calling him an angry black man. But they'll have to change out of their pissed-on pants first.

  19. Radiotherapy®

    Here we go again.
    Remember this last September?
    Remember the teabagger hysteria about extending the tax cuts. And the media playing along? And Bernie Sanders "filibustering?" And when they had control of both houses and still gave the Repubs everything they wanted. And poor Ken Layne was apoplectic.
    And the Radio was heartbroken.

    1. sati_demise

      that why when Barry ask me fo' money, I jus' say, let see how you do on the debt ceiling first, m'kay? Bernie gave a great speech this time, too, 'n I told Barry to watch.

    2. T-Maw

      Ken Layne's heartbroken cynicism has finally rubbed off on me. And he's not even here anymore to see the change. Top of the world, ma!

    1. SexySmurf

      According to Wikipedia, Samuel L. Jackson ran through the streets of New Hampshire ringing his bell and waving his light saber all the while shouting, "Get these mother fucking British off this mother fucking country!" Then he was eaten by a shark.

      1. Radiotherapy®

        Wasn't he the one who argued with Hamilton that a central bank would just be a "bad mother fucker" wallet?

  20. hooray4anything

    Actually, 2004 Obama is like 2011 Obama but most people forgot that the whole "Red State/Blue State we're all the same country" bit actually meant trying to be bipartisan and reaching out to people who don't agree with you. As for 2008 Obama, he died in 2009 when the Senate voted to resuscitate him but didn't have enough votes to block a filibuster.

    1. guangho

      Yes but the 2004 Obama was all about reaching out, whereas the 2011 Obama is all about crawling over broken glass to get some crumbs from Mr. McConnell's table.

  21. SorosBot

    There's also the theory (I think I read about it from Yglesias but don't remember for sure) that Cantor's hissy fit and refusal to negotiate is because he wants Boehner's job, and knows the orange one will have to agree to tax increases and wants him to get all the blame while he can claim he would never have done that to the far-right Republicans in Congress.

  22. riverside68

    We have been paying since BV (Before Video).

    It's your turn now, time for us to kick back and enjoy some cat food bought with all that money we're collecting!

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Don't eat catfood, please. You'll die. Stick with the tuna – it's actually cheaper in a lot of cases, and the slow mercury poisoning will take longer than the ground up crap in cat food.

  23. SorosBot

    Along with how mean it was to call the Paul Ryan budget proposal a plan to destroy Medicare just because it involved destroying Medicare; that one was a four Pinocchio "lie" despite being factually correct.

  24. donner_froh

    The right wing idiot commenters are yammering about class war, like this guy from The Hill: Sounds like it was another class warfare pep rally; sorry I missed it..

    Class war is when lackeys like Walker in Wisconsin or Kasich in Ohio rip the guts out of the already pitiful pittance they allow the poor. It isn't when Obama wakes up and decides that maybe he shouldn't have caved in 6 months ago on the Bush tax cuts.

  25. T-Maw

    I'd feel better if Bammerz would stop using passive phrases like "I don't think that's real radical." IT IS NOT RADICAL TO TAX RICH FUCKS AND STOP STEALING THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE

    1. axmxz

      Seriously, he needs to cut down on those reporting clauses.

      Barry, I know you were raised by your mother to be polite, but these people don't understand anything besides confrontational speech. So it's not "I think X," and "It might be Y" – it's "X is X, I am right, everyone who is in their right mind agrees with me, and if you don't, you are human refuse, and I will shame you throughout the land."

      1. T-Maw

        What's ironic is that I'm usually rooting for Obama on these posts and this time it's all 'meh.' He has JimmyCarterKerry Syndrome; those afflicted will see 'issues' from 'both sides' to the point where the American public thinks they are wishy-washy. Bush the son did not have this problem.

  26. mormos

    sorry is an action, not a word Barry. I'll believe you're sincere when you manage to make congress get shit done.

  27. TeaNuts

    Want to see the wingnuts go spaz……threaten to freeze or stop Social Security checks if they don't increase the debt ceiling.

  28. PalinPussyPower

    That statement would have been much more effective if he said it while whipping out Little Obama and slapping it on Boehner's forehead.

    Too much?

    1. mereoblivion

      "Too much?"

      Ain't seen the thing so how can we say for sure? Meanwhile, thumbs up.

  29. JoshuaNorton

    See! Obama is RACIST. How many Corporate Jet Owners are WHITE?!? These taxes disproportionately affect WHITES!

    /teabagger rant

  30. donner_froh

    At least some right wing fuckheads are staying with their tried and true methods of political discussion instead of trying to edit Wikipedia. From The Hill comments:

    Screw you obama and the foney trojan pony you rode in on you are a CORRUPT INCOMPEDENT LIAR.

    1. MozakiBlocks

      18 words, two of them misspelled and no capitalization of two proper names.

      14 out of 18 is 78% (rounded).

      Must have been home schooled.

  31. riverside68

    You do have to admit that an onion in a martini is pretty fucked up, it is hard to believe he didn't do it on purpose, fuckin wit the man an all.

    (My bet is that Muffy put him up to it when they were conjugating in the pantry this afternoon.)

  32. DemonicRage

    Those who liked this story should look up Rachel Maddow's analysis of how Bush raised the deficit every year he was in office. 68 Republican Senators used to vote to raise the deficit. The minute Barry was in office, that number dropped from 38, still voting to raise the deficit to one…and then to zero. They're only voting against it cause he's for it.

  33. riverside68

    needs mor CLASS WARFARE MO FO!

    FDR used to laugh about how the rich hated him. (I know, FDR didn't need their stinkin $$, he had his own and all of Europe's too.)

  34. GOPCrusher

    If the term "vein cane" doesn't win this post of the day, then we can unequivocally say there is no God.

  35. x111e7thst

    You have my attention Mr. President, but I'm afraid that's all you get till I see you punch Boehner in the throat with one hand while slapping your cock across McConnell's face with the other.

  36. zappadoo76

    So Barry's gone all pinko again. Fool me once,shame on you, fool me twice…uh…I forgot.

  37. Chet Kincaid

    "I am Barack, Hawaii-born, of the House of Dunham, blood of the Luo Ruodhi of Kenya and the Old Buganda, Bunyoro and Toro Kingdoms before them. I am Son of the Great Dragons Hope and Change, and I swear to you, these tax cuts will die screaming!"

  38. littlebigdaddy

    I mean this is exactly why we elected a brother–so he could go all pimp on the Republican's asses. I just want to see him bitch slap Boner. Maybe he can borrow that walking stick from James O'Keefe.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      Maybe he could grab that walking stick and slap O'Keefe upside the head with it before sauntering off to whack Ryan, Cantor, Boehner, McConnell … oh, excuse me … I nodded off there for a minute.

  39. MozakiBlocks

    To quote Robert De Niro as Al Capone

    "I'm gonna tell you something. Somebody messes with me, I'm gonna mess with with him. Somebody steals from me, I'm gonna say you stole. Not talk to him for spitting on the sidewalk."

    Get 'em Barry.

  40. BlueStateLibel

    Well, it's the end of the world as we know it, according to Fox News, who are bitterly complaining about ending tax breaks for corporate jets. Oh the poor crybaby CEOs, may heart weeps for them, just as it wept for poor Glenda last night.

  41. BerkeleyBear

    But the corporations are shitting a brick at the idea of default, too. It's the psychotic low IQ Tea PArty people who seem to be driving Boehner/Cantor at the moment.

  42. archikvetch

    I'd feel much better if he had worn one of those Che berets and a couple of bandoliers – just to emphasize the class warfare aspect. Those Republicans can be so obtuse sometimes.

  43. MaxUdargo

    Don't get excited. He always does this right before capitulating and giving them everything they demand with a side of curly fries. They say it all has something to do with gay Japanese theater, but I'll never understand it.

  44. Limeylizzie

    Oh my sweet fake Jesus, I just went to The Hill and it's like Free Republic over there.

  45. DustBowlBlues

    Last time the campaign called me for money, I said "not until he grows a pair." Guess he really wants my $50. It's one the way, Mr. President.

  46. orygoon

    I'm pretty soon going to wind up a meandering road trip from the west coast to Chicago, in my mother's Honda Civic, which I am delivering to her new home. Now, if I had a corporate jet to take me home, and and income that was spendiferous enough to pay all those onerous taxes on, and I was going to lose this tax advantage…wait. Shit. I'm sure I could still fly Business Class, instead of back in the sardine-cabin with the crying babies. That would be sweet, flying Bidness Class. But I would be supposed to be annoyed and angry? That confuses me, so much, because actually, I completely loved the part of the trip with the Honda Civic.

  47. BarackMyWorld

    I like how the majority of Americans agree with almost every one of his individual positions, but somehow his job approval is below 50% all the time.

    (It's because the general public has political ADHD.)

  48. Jukesgrrl

    “I don’t think that’s real radical,” Obama said. “I think the majority of Americans agree with that.”

    You THINK?? How many polls will you have to read before you're SURE?

  49. sezme

    Well I guess I won't mind a tax increase for the obscenely wealthy as long as they will continue to be able to ride their corporate jets. Wait, what? Fuck those guys; let'em take the bus like decent people.

  50. PrimlyStable

    "We want to do great things, but our opponents want bigger swimming pools and faster private jets."

    1. BarackMyWorld

      Think of all the jobs being created for the swimming pool builders and jet companies!!! Trickles down!!!!

  51. Negropolis

    Who the fuck cares what he says, now? I'm not some reflexive anti-Obama liberal, but where were these words when they could have, you know, actually mattered?

    Obama doesn't run shit having lost the House like he did. This current House is a complete and utter loss for Dems. This is the kind of House that would vote against something they originally voted for because Obama happened to like what they originally voted for.

    We're in a holding pattern for the next year-and-a-half, at least. We'll be lucky if the Republicans don't go full nut and refuse to raise the debt ceiling. You think that John Boehner and Eric Cantor can promise anything to the president? They can't promise shit with a caucus that insane; not even if they wanted to.

    It's easy to talk tough when you're in absolutely no position to dictate, anything. This would have been a great speech…in 2009.

  52. wegot2dobetter

    If you think that was awesome, wait until the shit he pulls after he's re-elected and has nothing to lose.

    1. Negropolis

      People say that of every president. I'm still looking for this mythical final term where a president goes batshit crazy. Even after Bush had totally fucked up Katrina, he just kind of limped along to the finish line.

      1. wegot2dobetter

        No one said Batshit crazy. And you can't compare him to past presidents, as NO president has had to deal with the bullshit this man has.

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