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The post-massacre consensus is in: Paris would be safe today if Barack Obama had the balls to say the magic words “Radical Islamic Terrorism.” Or maybe it’s that we can’t actually win until he says them. Or until we elect another president who will say them. They are such incredibly powerful magic words that the president’s refusal to say them suggests to some that he is in fact a Radical Islamic Terrorist himself, or so weak that he is unable to say them with enough magical force to roll a +20 killing hit against ISIS.

And since he refuses to actually lead America with the magic words, says New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin, then it’s darn well time for Barack Obama to resign. Maybe he needs to call it a religious war like Lindsey Graham did in January. Or how about a Crusade? That would surely help.

Goodwin doesn’t offer much specific proof that Obama’s a failed leader, but he doesn’t need to — he’s talking to New York Post readers, for god’s sake.

President Obama has spent the last seven years trying to avoid the world as it is. He has put his intellect and rhetorical skills into the dishonorable service of assigning blame and fudging failure. If nuances were bombs, Islamic State would have been destroyed years ago.

He refuses to say “Islamic terrorism,” as if that would offend the peaceful Muslims who make up the vast bulk of victims. He rejects the word “war,” even as jihadists carry out bloodthirsty attacks against Americans and innocent peoples around the world.

Or maybe, as Obama has already explained patiently, calling ISIS — or “Daesh,” as the preferred administration term seems to be shifting to — “Islamic” gives them a legitimacy they don’t deserve. Just as the government presumably wouldn’t agree that the “Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” are a Christian group. But sure, maybe if he said “war” more often, instead of “fight” or “battle,” then we’d all understand that ISIS is bad. It’s almost as if the right hadn’t noticed that we actually have been dropping bombs — very un-nuanced bombs — on Syria for over a year. If only we’d written the correct mystical incantations on them, they might have done more damage.

For the very little it’s worth, Donald Trump agrees that the president needs to be much more adept in his deployment of Magic Words:

trump radical islam

Maybe Obama needs to be willing to use the Cruciatus Curse, too — though frankly, we’re convinced that nothing will satisfy the Death Eaters in the Republican Party until one of their own is running the Ministry of Magic.

Having dealt with Obama’s insufficient wizardry, Goodwin moves on to the outright lies:

In an accident of timing that captures his cluelessness, the president actually declared on Friday morning that Islamic State had been “contained,” practically boasting in a TV interview that, “They have not gained ground in Iraq and in Syria.”

What gall. What folly.

Except that maybe context matters? Not that the rightwing idiots give two shits for nuance (except of course when Ben Carson explains that he wasn’t really selling quack medicine), but Obama never said that that ISIS was no longer a threat. As White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes explained on ABC’s This Week Sunday, Obama was talking about “containment” only in terms of geography:

A year ago, we saw them on the march in Iraq and Syria, taking more and more population centers. The fact is that we have been able to stop that geographic advance and take back significant amounts of territory in both northern Iraq and northern Syria. At the same time, that does not diminish the fact that there is a threat posed by ISIL, not just in those countries but in their aspirations to project power overseas.

But let’s see what Obama actually said. Roll 212! In an interview with George Stephanopoulos the day before the Paris attacks, Stephanopoulos asked whether ISIS was “gaining strength.” Obama disagreed:

Well, no, I don’t think they’re gaining strength. What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq. And in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave. But you don’t see this systematic march by ISIL across the terrain. What we have not yet been able to do is to completely decapitate their command and control structures. We’ve made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters.”

That sounds like a pretty realistic assessment of what’s happening with ISIS, and a hell of a lot more accurate than some other recent presidents’ men who kept insisting that the “tide had turned” in Iraq … or that victory was right around the corner … or that the insurgency was in its “last throes.” But that was Leadership, because Dick Cheney was tough, and Obama’s accurate assessment doesn’t talk about kicking ass enough.

In any case, it’s time, says Goodwin, for Barack Obama to stop denying reality, what with all its nuances, and commit to more powerful magic. “He must either commit to leading the free world to victory, or step aside so someone else can.” Honestly, we have no idea why Goodwin thinks Joe Biden would be any more hawkish; maybe Obama could simply appoint Ted Cruz president and be done with it.

[NYP / CNN / Politifact]

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  • Lizzietish81

    I heard he’s resigning at the beginning of 2017

    • eddi

      Unsubstantiated rumors.

    • JohnnyZhivago2

      I heard just the opposite! Something about martial law and alien invasions?

      • Ryan Denniston

        He’s going to be President of Texas; Jade Helm was just an opening act.

        • MsAnthropesMr

          Nobody wants that job.

      • JustPixelz

        I read that on the internet. As I recall it was in a wonket comment so it must be true.

        • Whale Chowder

          Lies! Everone knows Wonkette doesn’t allow comments.

    • JustPixelz

      I heard Hillary is going to Obama’s third (and fourth!) term.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    The wingers will never be satisfied until everybody is shitting their pants in terror, just like they are. Obama is a informed strategist with a measured response, which is called for in this situation, like so many others where being a leader, as opposed to petulant toddler, is what is needed.

    • eddi

      They will drive the panicing herd over the cliff then take the best parts of their wallets and leave the rest to rot in the sun.

      • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

        Promise?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Petulant Toddler/Cruz 2016.

      • bupkus23

        Hey – that ticket is supposed to have TWO people!

    • HogeyeGrex

      Playing directly into the hands of the terrorists is what the right wing does best.

      *sigh*

  • Bill Slider

    The President should declare the Paris incident a Hate Crime, and really get their panty hose in a knot.

  • Ryan Denniston

    “In any case, it’s time, says Goodwin, for Barack Obama to stop denying reality, what with all its nuances, and commit to more powerful magic.”

    The Republicans, on the other hand, have a completely problem. They have to convince the country that they are going to stick with the country at hand, not stray into another that is not a part of that commitment. Say Iran. Give them the power and they will stray as quickly as a Duggar.

    • eddi

      Invade countries at random until they run out of soldiers.

  • Steverino247

    It’s a terrorist act!

    No, It’s an act of terror!

    Stupid bastards…

    • MsAnthropesMr

      Splitter

  • deanbooth

    Maybe we should step on a crack to break ISIS’s back.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Funny. When some domestic right wing Christian militia group bombs an abortion clinic or a synagogue or a federal building in Oklahoma City, it is forbidden to use the words “Christian” or “right wing” in describing them.

    • MsAnthropesMr

      Ah, the no true Christian argument.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        The “no true bug-eyed heavily armed right wing anti-government zealot…” also too.

    • IronPyrite

      Not all True Scotsman wear kilts.

      • MsAnthropesMr

        Not too mention what’s under them.

        • The Wanderer

          There’s nothing worn under the kilt! It’s still as fresh as the day it was made!

          • BigBoppa

            Doh! You mentioned it.

    • Ryan Denniston

      That would oppress the minority Christian sect.

    • nmmagyar

      …or “Terrorism”

      • willi0000000

        lone wolves . . . huge marauding packs of lone wolves.

        • nmmagyar

          Centrally organized lone wolves

    • jmk

      Exactly. It never ceases to amaze me how many lone wolves there are out there, all with the same ideas and all clustering around the same organizations and ideologies, but all absolutely, definitely “lone.”

  • JustPixelz

    General Trump says we should bomb the shit out of ISIS. Stupid Obama won’t even try that.

    • Ryan Denniston

      I cannot believe that this was the Donald’s secret plan. Drop bombs. That’s it. I guess it did work for Nixon though.

      • Left Coast Tom

        Nixon was smart enough to not reveal his “secret” “plan” until after the election. Trump, not so much.

        • willi0000000

          nixon never revealed his secret plan . . . disrupt the Paris peace talks by claiming to offer better surrender terms after he was in office.

          [ that wasn’t really nixon’s secret plan though . . . the secret was that he was lying to the NVs to get elected then bomb the shit out of everybody in SE Asia . . . worked like a charm ]

      • eddi

        Yep. His name will go down in history. Way down.

    • eddi

      We should bomb the stupid Rebs… with lots of NO votes in November.

    • IronPyrite

      Didn’t you hear? The DoD has new “smart” bombs that can target ideologies.

      • Ryan Denniston

        Do the bombs have a well-known liberal bias?

        • IronPyrite

          Yes, they do. It’s called The Fact Finder.

      • willi0000000

        are those the ones they call “clusterfuck munitions?”

    • The Wanderer

      “Bomb the shit out of?” Doesn’t he know that the Exlax Warhead is ass-ified information?

  • JohnnyZhivago2

    Trump says he’ll build a wall on the US/Syria border.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      And Christie will fly Air Force One right over there.

      • JohnnyZhivago2

        Air Force One will need bigger engines for the new buffet and snack bar.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          And add a Stadium Food menu.

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    Obama needs to get to an aircraft carrier, roll out the ol’ Mission Accomplished, and say they’re in their “last throes.” Then these newsclowns will feel safe.

    • nmmagyar

      …in a codpiece

      • willi0000000

        you might be on to something there . . . they probably would feel safer in a codpiece.

        • bupkus23

          only if they could fit in the Jolly Green Giant’s codpiece – while he was wearing it.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Can you imagine what Bamz’s codpiece would look like?

  • Ryan Denniston
    • FauxAntocles

      He should start an army of volunteers to go do battle.

    • Relativicus

      That was a typo. He meant “5,000,000.”

  • JohnnyZhivago2

    At the very LEAST Obama could bomb someone.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      And make sure it’s televised where Faux Nooze viewers can see it! Because nothing says, “We’re doing something” like gun camera footage.

      • JohnnyZhivago2

        Pictures or it didn’t happen.

      • jmk

        All these yammering twits on the right all had their first wank, or the last one they remember, to the missile videos from Desert Storm.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          The insiders do call looking at Predator feeds “Predator Porn.”

      • Biff52

        But then they bitch because Congress didn’t approve.

  • Relativicus

    “It’s almost as if the right hadn’t noticed that we actually have been dropping bombs — very un-nuanced bombs — on Syria for over a year.”

    Yeah, “almost.” True conversation truthfully held about one truth-filled hour ago:

    “Relativicus [That’s my name; don’t wear it out], did you see how the French bombed the hell out of ISIS yesterday? Not like that Obama, all ‘Ooo [sic], let’s let the Syrians into our country.'”

    “We’ve been bombing the hell out of ISIS for over a year.”

    “Not like the French did, though.”

    • SnarkOff

      The French did it with class, and ennui.

      • willi0000000

        . . . and fries.

        • jmk

          And wine.

          All we get is whine.

          • r m reddicks

            Don’t forget the cheese. French bomb with Trou du Cru (which may chase Daesh out of the buildings!) while america bombs with individually plastic wrapped pasteurized cheese food product slices (which in time may kill the “terrorists” with malnutrition). We’re in it for the long haul!

      • SnarkTank

        Their bombs had little berets and Galloise cigarettes. And they sounded like a bad Maurice Chevalier impression.

        • Biff52

          Du Maurier libel!

          Oh gawd, they are both awful.

      • Thaumaturgist

        “Ennui?” SnarkOff. Are you a subversive. Reverse snark? Trying to corrupt the good Christian minds of Wonketeers?

      • SpideySenser

        et je ne sais quoi

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Don’t you love alternative universe conversations with wingers?

    • bupkus23

      The news reports I heard and read last night all seemed to talk about the “massive” French retaliation bombing. This morning, it seems that massivity was 20 bombs on two sites – awful enough, but as an unquantified, yet subjectively horrifying, amount.
      Gotta go for the gut, media – never mind factual reporting ( and/or restraint, when the facts are not known )

  • Ryan Denniston

    I really don’t get the whole ‘call it what it is’ line of thinking. I mean, “please” was the only phrase that enabled things to occur, and that was when you were a child. Oh, got it; we’re dealing with petulant children, and this type of thinking is all they understand.

    • eddi

      Magic thinking at it’s finest.

    • MsAnthropesMr

      You can’t use please with terrorists.

      • BigBoppa

        Or republicans.

      • You have to say “pretty please.”

        • Biff52

          With ISIS on top?

          • FlownOver

            And tax cuts.

  • whyieverdidit

    Deutschland macht euch frei von der Judentyrannei !!

  • FauxAntocles

    What if the West’s right-wing nuts are in cahoots with Daesh to bring about their respective versions of Armageddon?
    It would be irresponsible not to speculate…

    • Ryan Denniston

      I was thinking the same thing; Bachmann in league with ISIS. Kinda like Romulans and humans conspiring to kill the leader of the Klingons.

    • nmmagyar

      That was basically the plot line of “Dig” last year. With the addition of a hot, gay, Israeli cop.

  • Lizzietish81

    Cracked posted this back in January after the first attack on Paris and reposted it this weekend.

    How to keep the Terrorists from winning.

    6)Ignore the scoreboard
    5) Make sure you’re on the right team
    4) Don’t scratch the itch
    3) Remember that evil is rare, but weakness is common
    2) Watch out for Hitler
    1) Remember: We’re Winning

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-to-keep-terrorists-from-ruining-world/

    • Ryan Denniston

      I bet these tips also helped the Patriots beat the Giants yesterday.

      • AntiDerpomeme

        It was Hitler, in fact, who kicked that final 54-yard field goal.

        I say this as an unapologetic Pats fan. Now that I’ve outed myself, you can all “unfriend” me, or whatever you young’uns do these days with your faceplaces and social medias and instaboobs.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          DOWN ARROW! VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

          • AntiDerpomeme

            Nooooooo, my p-ness! Good thing that was the other commenting app that was also not allowed.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I thought Hitler was the coach. They have him kicking field goals now too?

          • AntiDerpomeme

            Oh yeah, he’s a real utility player. Sold his soul to Dick Cheeny in exchange for immortal life and sportsball talents.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            He drives a hard bargain! Homer Simpson sold his soul to Satan for a donut.

          • thenearesthippie

            I believe Emperor Palpatine is the coach.

    • Thaumaturgist

      If you think evil is rare, you have a better opinion of the contemporary GOP than I have.

      • Lizzietish81

        I don’t think they’re evil. Just greedy and stupid. Like David Wong says, weak.

  • JohnnyZhivago2

    Trump is going to rebuild the Maginot Line — 100x bigger — and get Germany to pay for it!!!!

  • FZsdaughter

    We know what will REALLY stop ‘Daesh’. Prayer. Prayer is the most powerful force in the world. Except for never having changed anything ever, prayer is the one power we need most right now. Have you prayed for Paris today? #delusionbrigade

    • Lizzietish81

      And changing your profile picture!

      • FZsdaughter

        Exactly! Look how #BringBackOurGirls instantly freed those captured Nigerians — from appearing in headlines a week later. It’s all about “doing” things.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      The secular humanists of France need your prayer now more than ever!

      As illustrated by Charlie Hebdo:

      http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03500/Charlie-hebdo-cart_3500675a.PNG

      • IronPyrite

        EXACTLY! I think that France has had its fill of “faith” for one day.

      • Iron Monkey

        Paris–the world center of anti-clericism–really doesn’t need your prayers.

    • IronPyrite

      “Prayer is like a pump in an empty well, it makes lots of noise, but brings no
      water.”

      [Lemuel K. Washburn]

    • Relativicus

      Fry: So that’s my story, Father Changstein el Gamahl. Is there anything religion can do to help me find my friend?

      Changstein el Gamahl: Well, we could join together in prayer.

      Fry: Uh-huh. But is there anything useful we can do?

      Changstein el Gamahl: No.

    • willi0000000

      prayer . . . the ultimate slacktivism . . . makes you feel even better than signing an internet petition.

      • Biff52

        Quite literally the very least you can do.

    • FlownOver

      I’m guessing either prayer has no effect, or the NYGiants are all heathens.

      Or both. Both would be possible.

  • Tallmutha

    If Obama was serious about fighting terrorism he’d be saying this:

    http://youtu.be/XN5kVvR8VQI

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Pee Wee kept us safe for five years!!!! (1986-1990 according to Wikipedia… yes I was a child in the age of Saturday morning cartoons – so long ago!)

  • Rick Hill

    I think it’s quite telling that our “christian” president has shown the lack of leadership that the gop candidates have shown. If he’s not willing to attempt to exploit this for political gain while the dying are still bleeding from their wounds then what kind of man is he?

    • bupkus23

      not a Republican

  • SnarkOff

    I hear if you look in the mirror and say “Radical Islamic Terrorism” three times, the ghost of Breitbart will return and give you a blow job.

    • BigBoppa

      Thanks for the warning.

    • Billy Croissant

      You know, I tried that and all he gave me was a 10%-off coupon for a car wash.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      NO! Ghoul Breitbart says giving you a blowjob will just make your penis dependent upon Big Government founders’ ectoplasmic slurps!
      You should pull your penis up by it’s bootstraps!

  • cmd

    Nuance. Ha ha ha ha ha.

  • LarryHoudini

    And if bombast were insight, Post readers would be well informed.

    • Biff52

      I kinda miss Irma Bombast’s column.

  • DerrickWildcat

    My high profile sources indicate that the Daesh are in the process of going out in a blaze of, “glory.” They know their days are numbered.

  • BadKitty904
  • JustPixelz

    He refuses to say “Islamic terrorism,”

    Says the crowd who can’t say “Democratic Party” and likes to say “boots on the ground” instead of “our soldiers”.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      To be fair, they really can’t say any words with more than three syllables.

      • nmmagyar

        That;s why they came up with the neologism “TER-ism”

        • Makes me think of The Rural Juror. Perhaps a sequel: The Rural Terrorist Juror.

        • SpideySenser

          And call themselves real Murkans.

    • And says the crowd that shits itself any time you name racism/sexism/homophobia/take-your-pick-ism for what it is. For example, when will they issue the words WAR ON WOMEN?

  • freakishlystrong

    I’m going to say this again. If The Bush Administration was not responsible for an attack on American soil, The Obama administration is not responsible for one that happens in Paris. Can’t have it both ways.

    • willi0000000

      i see that you are not properly attuned to the wingnut concept of “it’s Obama’s fault”

      [ applicable for everything from jock itch to WWIII ]

      • The Wanderer

        Jock itch is not Obama’s fault. It’s global warming’s fault, making everything all steamy and moist down there.

        • Playonwords

          I thought you could cure that with liquid Nitrogen …

          … DO NOT TRY I’M JOKING

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      True. Bill Clinton was responsible for all this shit.

  • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

    Wonder what Jihadi John has to say.

    No, other than “Ouch.”

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “I was told there would be six dozen virgins…”

      • IronPyrite

        And what he got was 72 Virginians

        (slight translation error)

        • FlownOver

          Including Jim Webb, who’s not doing anything at the moment. Joke’s on you, JJ.

      • The Wanderer

        Actually it’s ‘versions,’ not virgins. There’s only one girl, but there’s 72 variations on her.

        • FlownOver

          Sorta like Fox News.

      • Playonwords

        Found out the word used actually meant “raisins” not “virgins”

    • Juan de Fuca

      Those bloody yanks.

  • LarryHoudini

    And meanwhile, Odummy is at some conference about “global warming.” Why is he focusing on something that could ultimately wipe out humanity when the odds of being killed in a terrorist attack are 1 in 20 million?
    THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON

    • bupkus23

      Hey, Larry – the President is attending the G-20 meeting ( of the top economic powers in the world ) in Turkey. That conference you’re talking about ( the UN COP 21 climate change conference ) doesn’t start until the end of November.
      Kinda takes the sting out of your attempted snark

      • LarryHoudini

        Oh really? My bad. Actually, a right leaning facebook friend wrote that he was going to a climate change conference now. ARE YOU SUGGESTING HIS FACTS WERE WRONG, BUPKUS23????

        • bupkus23

          if he had any facts….

      • Redstart

        Props anyway. I care much more about breathing than having my mobile phone account suspended for non-payment.

  • Mavenmaven

    There are only two concepts in the Republican mind. 1. More guns!!! 2. cutting taxes for the Rich. This week we will hear a lot of concept 1.

    • Rick Hill

      A hint of “we should kill them over there” for added flavor

      • Biff52

        Then what am I gathering up all these gunz for? BRING ‘EM ON!

    • IronPyrite

      I would add another concept:

      Religious freedom (read: Christian Dominionism)

    • eddi

      3. Throw out all foreigners.

      • THREE CHIEF CONCEPTS!

        And controlling lady party.

        FOUR!
        ~

        • eddi

          Go back out and try again.

        • Ambignostic

          AMONG our chief concepts….

      • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

        At least all the brown ones.

      • The Wanderer

        Fine, we’ll start with the Dutch. Trump, pack your bags and get out in 24 hours.

  • Lizzietish81
    • Ryan Denniston

      It’s nice to see that exactly zero candidates on the right have internalized this. Instead, we’re presented with who will bomb Syria the hardest and who can say the most vile things about the refugee crisis.

  • willi0000000

    all these drum-bangers . . . they can’t remember Iraq, Afghanistan or Vietnam . . . but can clearly remember our heroic battles and eventual victory in the minutes-long war in Grenada.

    [ funny, i don’t remember St. Ronnie saying anything about Islamic Terrorism before winning that war ]

    • r m reddicks

      Don’t forget our glorious victory under Bush the Elder in Panama!

  • Iron Monkey

    Sales of Hustler magazine in New York were propped up by subway riders buying them to hide the New York Post from fellow straphangers during their commute.

    • bupkus23

      Yeah – it would look pretty funny if they were trying to read their fish wrappers

  • Joshua Norton

    If only Obama had been able to keep France as safe as Chimpy kept us.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      In case we need to invade, my bags are packed.

      • Thaumaturgist

        I’m glad your bags are packed. I’m too old for that stuff.

        Unless of course you’re talking about invading France. I’m young enough for that shit.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          One is never too old to invade France.

          • Redstart

            You give me hope.

  • eddi

    It has begun. Alabama and Michigan both say “don’t send Syrian refugees to us.”
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/11/16/Alabama-Michigan-governors-No-Syrian-refugees/5061447673070/?spt=hts&or=5

    • Lizzietish81

      Syrian Refugees breathe a sigh of relief.

      • eddi

        Send ’em to Oregon. We’re almost normal.

      • nmmagyar

        They really have suffered enough

    • freakishlystrong

      They should also forgo all the federal money, that would show em’!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I suppose there is some risk one of them could be a jihadist nutbag in hiding. But there’s always risk. If you brought in 200,000 Norwegians, no doubt there would be a criminal or two in the bunch.

      • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

        Fish smugglers and whatnot.

        • jmk

          The ultimate criminals – makers of lutefisk.

          • Norwegian refugees cannot be vetted thoroughly enough, in my view. The risk is simply too great.

          • Billy Croissant

            Coming over here with their picturesque farms and cheerful work ethic and pretty daughters. At least we can confine them to the wilds of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            If reeking of pickled herring were a crime…

      • eddi

        That is why they will be in refugee centers for TWO YEARS(!) being vetted. At least they are safe here.

    • r m reddicks

      I vote for Texas and Florida in an attempt to improve the gene pool.

      • eddi

        Haven’t the refugees suffered enough from inbred idiots? Let them settle in some quiet blue states.

      • Redstart

        Louisiana. Mississippi.

    • Spotts1701

      Alabama has received a grand total of zero refugees. Governor Bentley’s just throwing red meat to the base to distract from rumors of marital infidelity.

      • eddi

        Aha!

    • bupkus23

      While some of the GOP candidates, and lotsa rightwing commentators have all said the same thing, I’m sure it was this news that prompted President Obama to call them out as “shameful” in his presser this morning.
      Alabama is one thing, but, hell, Michigan already has a sizable Muslim population – what are they gonna do, nuke Dearborn? Freakin’ asswipes

      • Gleem-McShinez

        nuke Dearborn

        I think I’ve read a few wingnuts that think the best way to stop large-scale innocent-murdering monsters is to large-scale murder other innocents, er wait, it’s OK because Muslims aren’t innocent/are all interchangeable.

        And it’s totally different from those “Death To Westerners” monsters, because DON’T HARSH MY BLOODLUST BUZZ SHUTUP

      • MrCanoehead

        They’d have to nuke Dearborn. If they nuked Detroit, how could anyone tell?

        • bupkus23

          Your reply reminded me of the story of the Fermi 1 breeder reactor accident back in the 60s – as “immortalized” by Gil Scot-Heron in “We Almost Lost Detroit”

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yotCw66_G1g

    • Playonwords

      Vague memory from the end of the Vietnam war. Didn’t some states refuse to take Vietnamese refugees?

      • eddi

        That was racist bigotry rather than baseless fear of terrorists. Or more like it was only racist bigotry.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        In Texas, Vietnamese shrimpers were subject to racist attacks well into the 1980s. Every time there was a low catch, angry white guys would go on a rampage.

    • data_ninja

      We’re probably just days away now from Rick Snyder trying to build a wall around Dearborn, given its high muslim population.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Everyone went out of their way-in the name of fairness-to point out that Trump’s nasty comment about the French being unarmed was a re-tweet from last January. But true form, it took him about 5 minutes to be an even more gigantic dick on Twitter.

  • Ambignostic

    Of all the dystopias I expected to live in, I never thought it would be Bakshi.

    • Lizzietish81

      Better or worse than Boorman?

      At least Bakshi’s dystopia has sex crazed fairies.

      • How does one get in touch with these sex crazed fairies – do you happen to know?

        • Whale Chowder

          Isn’t that what Grindr is for?

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I’ll assume you’re not “asking for a friend”.

          • My friends can fend for themselves. These are lean times.

  • glennisw

    Rumplstiltskin!

  • baconzgood

    If we want to call it what it is wouldnt it be called an attack by, as of yet unknown men?

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      French police have fingered one of them…

      When it’s all said and done, I predict that 0.0% of them will be recent immigrants.

      • The Wanderer

        I’m sure that they did more than ‘finger’ them. The French police – well, police in most European countries – are not known for a light touch when it comes to certain things.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          That’s the clue they found after the guy blew himself up. A finger.

  • freakishlystrong

    And these bombastic cowards won’t even debate and vote on an AUMF.

    • Joe Beese

      The day of new AUMFs is over. Both wings of the Money Party want their President to have unlimited war power forever. So the last AUMF will be taffy-stretched as far as necessary.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        I think an argument can be made that the last AUMF does, in fact, cover all necessary military action stemming from the neutral zone incursion of stardate 1709.

  • Joshua Norton

    Wingnuts issue strong call for bringing back the George W Bush “Make everything 1000 times worse” playbook.

  • DahBoner

    Just heard the average ISIS fighter makes $700/month.

    These are poor people who are deluded into fighting for a cause they don’t understand.

    Does that sound familiar, America’s Republican Trailer Park Voters?

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/u24hPghx6dB1m/200w_d.gif

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      So, Jihad pays a little better than being a redneck?

    • Joshua Norton

      Well, San Francisco is safe then. No one could ever live on that amount here.

    • Thurman Munster IV

      And I bet they don’t deduct 1/3rd for taxes and social insecurity.

  • Joshua Norton

    “He must either commit to leading the free world to victory, or step aside so someone else can.”

    Also, why didn’t Roosevelt admit we’re were at war against all Asians?

  • I’d rather know when the government is going to stop pretending that Saudi Arabian support and funding of Sunni terror groups isn’t a problem that needs to be addressed, than I am about whether or not the right magic words are used to describe the problem.

    Besides, wouldn’t this fall under “people exercising their 2nd amendment rights” for the gun nut crowd?

    • Joe Beese

      As soon as cars stop running on gasoline.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        And we find another nearby location for our massive military bases.

        Maybe China can build us one of those artificial islands in international waters?

  • Paperless Tiger

    I prefer to call them the Direct Result of Regime Change and the Resultant Power Vacuum.

    • nmmagyar

      “Bush Effect” for short

  • beatbort

    Ever notice how the people screaming the loudest for declarations of war are the ones who never served in uniform?: Trump, Huckabee, Cheney, Bush (W went AWOL, Jeb never served), Ms. Lindsey, Carly, Christie, etc. etc. When you “declare war” as a Commander in Chief, you must put thousands of troops in harm’s way. None of these soldiers will be the sons or daughters of the above.

    • JohnR

      Bill Kristol is calling for 50,000 troops none of which will be him.

      • beatbort

        Or any of his children if any woman was crazy enough to spawn with him.

      • Marla

        Or his family.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      Ms. Lindsey’s in the Reserves, Or was.

    • IronPyrite

      Ms. Lindsey did serve in the Air Force, and the ANG.

      • beatbort

        As a stewardess, er, flight attendant?

        • nmmagyar

          JAG Corps. I think he’s still ready reserve. It is the only thing about him I won’t criticize.

          • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

            Go ahead, I’m sure he sucked as a JAG.

          • nmmagyar

            He may, but he is still one of the very, very few in Congress that has served.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            The first thing we do is kill all the JAG’s (with votes).

    • jmk

      To be fair, Lindsey did serve in uniform, in Frankfurt.

      Of course, as a military lawyer in the Air Force, the chances that he’d see combat ranged from slim to none.

      • Thaumaturgist

        The whole point of the Air Force is that they fly to high and fast to see anything on the ground. That’s why the Army has so many helicopters. You call in the Air Force, you take your life in your hands.

        • jmk

          That knowledge makes for some hilarity between my nephews, one of whom followed his dad into the Army while the other went Air Force.

        • Playonwords

          Inter Service rivalry is always intense

          Local friends have 2 sons One in the Royal Marines and one tried for the Paras. Luckily for family harmony the one going for the Paras suffered a double fracture of the head of the femur – so he went into the low stress job of EOD.

          • Thaumaturgist

            In the US, EOD won’t even look at you unless you have a cracked head.

        • data_ninja

          (old joke alert)

          The following military branches are told to “Secure the Building”:

          -The Navy would turn out the lights and lock the doors.
          -The Army would surround the building with defensive fortifications, tanks and concertina wire.
          -The Marine Corps would assault the building, using overlapping fields of fire from all appropriate points on the perimeter.
          -The Air Force would take out a three-year lease with an option to buy the building.

    • Not sure we’d want them anyway – shitting your pants when you land in a combat zone really slows things down.

      • Hutch

        Bwwaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkk!

    • Thaumaturgist

      Actually, The Air Force has a uniform and in the defense sector, the Air Force is considered a military outfit. So Ms. Lindsey actually did wear a uniform. Also too, wasn’t Cheney a Boy Scout?

      • bupkus23

        <<>>
        Of course, as a JAG, Ms. Lindsay never got close to combat. Try again.

        Oh, never mind – I see this has been hashed over several times in earlier posts.

  • JohnR

    Can we carpet bomb the extremists with our extremists?

    • nmmagyar

      I’m willing to support giving it a shot

    • eddi

      Parachutes optional?

  • JohnR

    What did all these tools have to say about France when they would not support GWB’s excellent adventure in Iraq. Now we have to invade the entire Middle East.

  • Joshua Norton

    Are we really supposed to take advice from war mongering assholes who trust Ben Carson as the most able person to handle nuclear weapons. The same guy who thinks China is intervening in Syria? Really?

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    “Nothing up my sleeve. Presto!”

    Looks like they need another hat, preferably lined with foil to keep out the thought control rays.

    • Vecciojohn

      This time, for sure!

  • Thaumaturgist

    Does it matter what Obama actually said?

    Did Al Gore ever claim he invented the Internet?

    • lroom

      They can’t think of anything else to attack him with so they throw out this ridiculous crap and sadly the rubes will jump on it. It’s pathetic really.

  • Spotts1701

    What I really think is that someone needs to show “The Day After” again because there are too many crazies who are suggesting we drop a nuke on ’em. When the sane people point out that going straight to nuclear weapons is a very bad idea (mainly because I’m sure the other Syrians, the Saudis, the Russians, the Israelis and most of NATO would have a problem with that), their response is either “Come on, one nuke isn’t going to wreck the world” or “We have to respond with overwhelming force”.

    • The Wanderer

      ‘Threads’ was a better movie.

      • Lizzietish81

        GAH!

        • The Wanderer

          Yeah, it gave me the Deep Willies.

      • nightmoth

        The first half-hour of ‘Day After’ was stellar.
        It turned into a blah movie after that, but the climate change opening oughta be shown as a documentary.

        • The Wanderer

          I think you may be thinking of “The Day After Tomorrow.” ‘The Day After’ was about global nuclear war.

          • nightmoth

            You’re right–Day After Tomorrow–sorry.
            I never saw Day After, but there’s an even older movie about
            nuclear war, On The Beach, based on the Nevil Shute book, which was very impressive in a spare kind of way.

          • Lizzietish81

            Day After Tomorrow was a stupid stupid movie.

          • nightmoth

            Yeah, it deteriorated rapidly, but the beginning with the giant hailstones and the ice crevasses opening up and the super tornadoes was cool.

    • lroom

      There is also a good one called “By Dawn’s Early Light”. Excellent example of how easily we all could die if just a small group of hysterics get any power

      • Spotts1701

        Oh, I remember that one. I caught it on HBO a long time ago. You’re right, that is a good one.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      How about one nuclear missile, but “just the tip?” and in through the back door? That doesn’t count, right? Can we still wear our purity rings?

  • nmmagyar

    Watching the “New, No Fucks To Give” B Barry Bamz presser now. He just eviscerated the arm-chair warrior brigade.

    • bupkus23

      I only caught a few seconds – where the Pres was talking about those who say that the Paris attacks mean that we should only take Christian ( or non-Muslim ) refugees from Syria ( and elsewhere ). Considering how much the right wing has been pressing domestic “religious freedom”, it is shameful that some would now impose a religious test on those fleeing war/oppression/persecution/economic disaster.
      Gawd, I wish those idiots would actually hear this and be ashamed. But, it appears that that capability is missing in the truly stupid….

      • nmmagyar

        Their broken brains will now translate that statement to “No Christian Immigrants Will Be Allowed”

        • bupkus23

          Yeah – you’re probably right. Considering how much the religious right claims to be persecuted, you would think they would consider becoming refugees…

      • laineypc

        Just wait til global warming really gets going. There will be climate refugees from all religions. It think this is when the conservatives will really regret their denial.

    • dshwa

      No fucks to give Bamz is best Bamz.

      • MrCanoehead

        Could’ve used 7 years of that.

        • dshwa

          Amen. Maybe Hillary or Bernie will learn the lesson of trying to play too nice.

  • MrBlobfish

    The President. Very bad with the terrorists. Trump will be so good with terrorist your head will spin. Nobody fights terrorists like Trump. Obama. Very weak. His secret plan. Trump didn’t want to reveal this. His secret plan to bomb ISIS. Am I right?

  • Joshua Norton

    Obama: My critics “talking as if they’re tough,” but “I haven’t seen particular strategies” that “would make a difference”

    ker-POW!

    • dshwa

      Needed more Mic drop. But other than that, loved it.

  • Marla

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m really starting to like this Trump fellow. For his mouth has no boundaries, respect or thought process. It’s just opens and it goes.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I keep hearing terms like “generational war” and ‘existential struggle of our times”. These fuckers want all war, all the time.

    • Marla

      Ah, capitalism. The poor man’s disease.

      • James Christopher Owen

        “Work is the curse of the drinking class” – Oscar Wilde

    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      Existential? Russia has nukes. That’s an existential threat.

      A bunch of Jihadi Timothy McVeighs aren’t going to take down the whole country.

      We have to do that ourselves.

      • Marla

        I have an eerie feeling that Trump’s mouth may do that on its own.

      • Thaumaturgist

        Russia with nukes raises a good point. Iran is going to have nukes in six months. Maybe sooner now that Obama has given Iran a free ride. ISIS is anti-Iranian. Will Iran nuke out ISIS in six months?

        • Marla

          Do go away.

        • DoILookAmused2u ?

          You need to issue a sarcasm warning.

          • Thaumaturgist

            Sarcasm earnings are all very fine. But what are your GOP friends going to say about the danger of Iranian nukes when the Iranians don’t even nuke out ISIS?

            BTW! If you haven’t been paying attention, the Iranians are always “six months away” from producing nukes. For the past nine years, Iran has been six months away from the bomb.

          • DoILookAmused2u ?

            That’s nice. They’re going to be closer to a year away forever now.

            And no threat of MIRVs with 12-20 thermonuclear warheads, and no nuclear submarines that can launch 14 of them and take out as many as 150 cities with each sub.

          • James Christopher Owen

            “The war is within measurable distance from its end” – George Orwell, 1984

            “We’re turning a corner” – George “Shrub” Bush

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          “Iran is going to have nukes in six months.”

          I trust you are kidding?

        • bupkus23

          you wouldn’t know a good point if you had a pencil stuck in your eye ( with votes, of course ). The fact that you don’t have a clue about the Iran deal shows that….

      • bupkus23

        Face it – you can’t expect ignoramuses to understand the words they use, can you? “Existential” means “big as hell”, doesn’t it?

        • Playonwords

          I thought it meant the way out is under stress

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Remember what all these assholes acted like when two people died of Ebola.

    Keep that in mind.

    • beatbort

      They wet their pants when a tree limb falls in their yard.

      • Gleem-McShinez

        WHY WON’T YOU SAY ISLAMIC TREEHAD

  • fawkedifiknow

    I would like to hear just one journalist questioning these war mongers ask if they are willing to raise taxes on the rich to pay for the endless wars they are constantly pushing.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      What do you want? WAR!

      Will you go? NO!

      Will you pay for it? FUCK NO!

      • Marla

        No, but our children will. As will their children.

        • dshwa

          Other people’s children will. They want estate taxes gutted for that very reason.

      • Enfant Terrible

        “I think you should teach them a good lesson!”

        “Why dont YOU teach them a good lesson?”

        “I know – let’s have that guy over there teach them a good lesson!”

    • Beaumarchais?

      The one war we can’t wage is a class war!!1!

  • Joe Beese

    “calling ISIS ‘Islamic’ gives them a legitimacy they don’t deserve”

    I wouldn’t necessarily argue with that. But it’s over-simplifying our dilemma to pretend that they have no relation to Islam at all.

    Basically, they’re the Islamic equivalent of hypothetical Christians who take all the crazy shit in the Old Testament literally and want to stone people to death for eating shellfish.

    This is a very long article but it will teach you more about these freaks than a month of reading The New York Times.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/03/what-isis-really-wants/384980/

    • nmmagyar

      I’m not sure why you need to say “Islamic” when the I in ISIS stands for “Islamic” – it would be like saying “United USA”

      • Biff52

        Or “John Ellis Bush Bush”.

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          The “!” is the new “[sic]”

    • Zippy

      But it’s over-simplifying our dilemma to pretend that they have no relation to Islam at all.

      Who has done that? Dok used a great equivalent- NOBODY refers to the KKK as the Christian Soldiers of… Because nobody actually thinks they are being Christian. It’s understand that they refer to themselves that way and probably believe that they are Christians, but we don’t give them that legitimacy, nor do we tarnish those of the Christian faith by lumping these assholes in with all of Christianity.

  • BeliTsari
  • dave

    I guess ISIS just yells “Allah Akbar” for nothing. Sounds like radical Islam to me and to everybody else but Obama. Obama should be thrown out, he is weak on foreign policy and does not have the leadership to handle the tasks facing him. Trump 2016!

    • bupkus23

      Troll alert.

      • greyXstar

        Not even a good one.

        • dshwa

          1.5 stars, would not engage again.

    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      Yes, and that David Koresh guy and those Army of God dudes put us on notice to go after radical Christians, right?

      See how it sounds to non-idiots yet?

    • Joshua Norton

      Yeah! How about the Trump plan: “Make America Look Like Imperial Racist Maniacs Again”

      • Joe Beese

        “Again”?

        Do you really imagine that the family members of the children being murdered by our drone bombers think Obama doesn’t hate Muslims? Do you really suppose they share your belief in his fundamental goodness? A belief founded in… who the fuck knows… the fact that he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act?

        • Lizzietish81

          Yes we know, blah blah blah Ralph Nader cakes.

          • Joe Beese

            ..

          • janecita

            Dude, leave Nader alone, the man is a saint! I bless him every time I click my seatbelt.

          • Lizzietish81

            My old Southern Gentleman Gay History Professor was apparently a roomate of his at Princeton and he claimed the man had no sexual drive. We were like, maybe he just wasn’t gay.

        • Juan de Fuca

          Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am…

        • janecita

          I’m with you. Every fucking drone=100 terrorists

    • Lizzietish81

      Since I’m guessing you know very little about Islam, I’m going to take this opportunity to present a learning experience for you.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpcbfxtdoI8

      • Redstart

        Thanks! That didn’t take very long, and it didn’t hurt a bit. I learned some stuff, also too.

      • James Christopher Owen

        And knowing is half the battle!

        :D

    • Lizzietish81

      Yeah, he should do what Bush did, go and bomb two countries, one on lies and create a new terrorist organization that will come back to bite us in 15 years.

    • Spotts1701

      Man, get this weak stuff out of my face. If you’re going to troll, bring your A-Game or don’t bother.

      • beatbort

        Yeah, you throw snark just like a girl, Dave. If that’s your name.

        • Lizzietish81

          ahem

        • MrCanoehead

          Daria libel!

    • Juan de Fuca

      O/T, but how many fucking ‘Dave”‘s are on DIsqus? It’s getting really hard to seperate the reasonable people from the nut jobs.

      • Lizzietish81
        • Juan de Fuca

          Right? Kids in the Hall are hilarious also, too.

        • laineypc

          The squatty potty ad was truly amazing.

      • Hutch

        He only used one exclamation mark, so it can’t be our beloved Dave!!!1!!

      • Zippy

        Dave’s not here, man

    • The Wanderer

      Recall, if you are capable, the definition of terrorism – to use violence to coerce others to make political changes.
      Islam, here, is used as window dressing. Much the same way as Christianity was used – and is used – to gloss over the excesses of the KKK and other right-wing groups.

    • Cheesus Crust

      And what’s Trump gonna do, put them all on national teevee and say, “You’re fired”?

    • Playonwords

      Well, dear, the rest of the world thinks rhetoric like yours is F’n nuts.

      Go play with the piranha or something.

    • lroom

      I gotta say after the last two weeks of pathetic hissy fits over CNN debate questions it’s ridiculous for anyone to even begin to think any one of those idiots could be tough on anything much less terrorists.

    • Enfant Terrible

      “Let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good.”
      — Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry

      Islam and Christianity – same baloney, different condiments.

      • LadyLaz

        Well bohoo, I missed responding to the toll. I wish Wonkette would leave them up a little longer.

  • beatbort

    Remember after 9/11 when we were told to be all “United We Stand” and Ari “Unelected Cipher, Never Served in Uniform” Fleischer commanded the American people to “watch what you say” and every other sentence was “Support the troops,” or some variation on that? Apparently that only applies when a Republican who was elected by the Supreme Court is in the White House.

    • nmmagyar

      I just remember being told to go shopping and to Disney World

      • Billy Croissant

        On credit. And I remember how bored GWB looked when he was telling an entire country to mortgage their future.

        • Toomush_Infer

          Just prior to the meltdown…

          • SuspectedDemocrat

            Yeah but look how good the Florida economy was doing when Jeb! left office. If anyone knows how to stoke unsustainable growth, it’s the Bush family.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        The one in Florida, specifically. Bush didn’t want anyone to misunderestimate him and go to Commiefornia.

      • Lady Bug

        And did you? HUH?!!???! If not, I hold you directly responsibility for Paris.

        • nmmagyar

          I’m sure I made an extra trip or 90 to the liquor store

    • mardam422

      This is news to you, why?

    • TootsStansbury

      You’re either with us or with the terrists.

  • Joshua Norton

    Current wingnut dialogue:

    “Obama should do something!”

    “what, exactly?”

    “he should win”

    “how?”

    “How should I know? I’m not the president”

    • Spotts1701

      “He’s leading from behind! He’s weak!”

      “Okay, so you want him to start dropping more bombs on them?”

      “Not without Congress saying it’s OK! If he doesn’t get that, he’s a tyrant!”

      “…”

      *headwall*

      • GDleftyPart2

        Feckless, feckless, feckless….
        Obviously we needz moar fecks but I am not giving any moar fecks.

      • shoeflyin

        I seem to recall Obama taking this to Congress and they wouldn’t touch it

  • cmd

    So today he called the Islamic State the “face of evil.” Does that count? Probably not good enough.

    • Joshua Norton

      Not good enough!! Bamz must let them be his puppet master and only say and do exactly what they want when they want it!

      • Toomush_Infer

        Which is that he must hit himself in the face constantly while yelling “Poopy!”, and that will allow them to make fun of him…

    • AnOuthouse

      You know who else was the ‘face of evil’?

      • ChicagoLovesYou

        Ganondorf?

      • Catstro

        Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown?

        • janecita

          He’s still the face of my nightmares!!!

      • Rex Thorne

        Tom Baker’s Doctor.

      • Iam Reading

        Sauron? No, wait, Melkor aka Morgoth.

        • brucej

          Cheney: Sauron; Kissinger:Morgoth. Cheney *wishes* he could be as evil as Henry the K.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            Other way around. Morgoth was Sauron’s boss.

      • H0mer0
      • janecita

        Netanyahu?

      • Lord-Nash

        The Phillips CDi Zeldas?

    • mardam422

      I’ll let you answer that yourself.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Nope, nothing is ever good enough. Obama could sprout a halo and wings and ascend unto Heaven and they’d bitch and moan about his raiment.

  • Joshua Norton
    • Lizzietish81

      BUT THEY WEREN’T FULL OUT WARS!

      • lroom

        AND NOBODY SAID THE RIGHT WORDS!!11!!!

    • mardam422

      They weren’t airstrikes on “radical Islamic terrorists”, were they? NO, they weren’t. They were airstrikes on ISIS. They probably didn’t even kill any radical Islamic terrorists, now, did they? I think not. HENNNGGHHHH!!!

    • HanBarbara

      You mean the same wingnuts that enjoyed calling the French ” cheese eating surrender monkeys”? Those wingnuts?

    • nick1111

      Right, 6000 sorties dropping weapons and ammunition to ISIL

  • Zippy

    And just like that, another “thing everyone on the right knows” that isn’t actually true is born. “You didn’t build that” “We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it”

    The one thing the right does better than anyone is take something completely out of context- or just outright lie about it- and twist it and spoon feed it to their dopey, gullible, hateful base, who will now go to their graves insisting that that’s what was said.

    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      Well, you are talking about a group who thinks global warming isn’t a thing, thinks we found WMD stockpiles in Iraq, etc.

      Not to mention, they fly off the handle and go into histrionics every couple of days over something.

      Starbucks cups, Obama killing us with Ebola, Death Panels, etc.

    • laineypc

      Can confrm. Had this very discussion with friend of a FB friend, who exactly brought up the “containment” interview as evidence that Obama is both wrong and weak. When I pointed out it was before the Paris attack and was talking about geography she was all la la la I am not listening you are wasting your time with me.

    • Steely_Fan

      And Frank Luntz, ratfucker-in-chief after Lee Atwater, is the guy who infamously came up with such coinages as “death tax”, “climate change” and who won the 2010 Politifact Lie of the Year Award for his promotion of the phrase ‘government takeover’ to refer to healthcare reform. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Luntz#2010_.22Lie_of_the_Year.22_award

  • Joshua Norton
  • UnsaltedSinner

    RUMPELSTILTSKIN!

    Damn! ISIS is still there. I can’t understand this.

  • BearGHAZI

    OK, but can we call Fox News and the New York Post intellectual terrorism?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      “Intellectual?” “Dumb-ass mouth-breather terrorism” is closer to the mark and even that is flattering.

  • Thorn Spike

    When will Trump call out Rafael, Huckleberry and Piyush for palling around with radical domestic terrorists at that “religious freedom” conference?

  • TheBidenator

    So according to wingnuts the only way President O-Beezy tha Bin Laden slaya can be successful in the Middle East is if he takes the same approach as Dubya….hold on a second, I feel a spasm coming on,
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I really need to speak to my doctor about these laugh spasms but honestly I just cannot help myself.

  • D Ash

    Wait . . . wait just a second . . . . Uhmmm, aren’t these nuts the same nuts who were criticizing the POTUS when he took action and sent someone, someone, someone into Pakistan AND TOOK OUT BIN LADEN?!
    And the same guy sent special something, something, something airplanes to bomb ISIS?! And they criticized him then, too?! Hmmmm.

    Save us, O mighty master of the failed comb-over!

  • cousin itt

    Wizards!

  • Thaumaturgist

    This isn’t just Michigan, it’s America. How can the city and the public schools pay their bills if people don’t pay their taxes? If they can’t afford to live in Garden City, maybe they can cross the river and seek refugee status in Canada.

  • Maybe Barry should do what the President of France just did, and ask Congress for constitutional amendments making it easier for him to suspend civil liberties, for hunting terrorists of course. I don´t know what makes me more disturbed – the French government throwing democracy and liberty out the window, or the thought of what the Republicans would do if Barry tried that. (As opposed to the Dems bending over when Dubya did the PATRIOT Act.)

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      I am glad you added that. I too was all alarmed until I realized it is their Patriot Act time. Hopefully it won’t take them as long as it has taken us to poke that back a bit.

  • Marklov

    Republicans’ only strategy for defeating ISIS: relentlessly attack the President of the United States and impose political correctness on everyone. Which side are you on?

  • Kevin Morin

    I don’t remember branding any of the bad guys in the War on Drugs with their preferred religion. Cristo-Narcotraficante Pablo Escobar! Santa Muerte no!

    Anyway, ‘War on Terror’ is just code for ‘War on Muslims.’ Adding ‘Radical Islamic’ is just redundant.

  • Incoming Ham

    Donald Trump: Statesman, Scholar and Diplomat.

  • Vera

    My god, they have become such an isolationist party, they only know how to speak in dog whistle.

  • Lord-Nash

    Just as the government presumably wouldn’t agree that the “Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” are a Christian group.

    The government has however, agreed to recognize the Knights’ ability to move two spaces up and one over, unimpeded by over pieces as they go.

  • motorfingaz

    Evil right wing racist bullsheeet

  • ChrisDGray

    Evil left wing racist bullshit article for even more evil small-minded left-wing racist readers.

  • nick1111

    Obama is a Wahhabist scum

  • William Rambo

    if the house would get off their ass and start the impeachment process, would help some. my rep is black so no help here

  • Get it right

    America is no longer the cup that runs over, it is no longer. It has been diluted to the point it’s unrecognizable as an American culture, it is gray water culture! Its history, “9:5 When the sacred months are passed, kill the kafirs wherever you find them. Take them as captives, besiege them, and lie in wait for them with every kind of ambush. If they submit to Islam, observe prayer, and pay the poor tax, then let them go their way. Allah is gracious and merciful.” Islam is the enemy

  • Lucky you, Wonkette! You can post this exact same headline (and most of the article) and still have it accurately apply to the expected reaction. Viva the stable time loop of American discussion!

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