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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    Giving Henrietta a house was another Obomo PR stunt.
    So, the Republican who gave her the house was just a pawn in this 'stunt'? What did the President do, hypnotize him?

    Grasp at straws much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by backpasture View Post
    So, the Republican who gave her the house was just a pawn in this 'stunt'? What did the President do, hypnotize him?

    Grasp at straws much?
    Yeah BP this POOR old woman and her misguided son just happened to get tickets (only 250 given out and many sold on Craigs List for $500 +) and got in the first few rows and just happened to be picked to ask a question.....come on evey you can see this was a set up! As far as the Nelsons "giving' her the house, not set up and he/they did step up to do it but wow what a good PR stunt for him (who probably was not in on the initial set up). Note that several others offered housing to her and the only one the national news covers is the republican who offered...hummm all the other offers were not good enough or is there something more to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    Yeah BP this POOR old woman and her misguided son just happened to get tickets (only 250 given out and many sold on Craigs List for $500 +) and got in the first few rows and just happened to be picked to ask a question.....come on evey you can see this was a set up! As far as the Nelsons "giving' her the house, not set up and he/they did step up to do it but wow what a good PR stunt for him (who probably was not in on the initial set up). Note that several others offered housing to her and the only one the national news covers is the republican who offered...hummm all the other offers were not good enough or is there something more to it?
    I love conspiracy theories. Anything can be answered with another 'plot twist'.
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    It's Fun to Watch Obama Driving These Republicans So Crazy

    By Bob Cesca, Huffington Post
    Posted on February 12, 2009, Printed on February 14, 2009


    The historical record of far-right ridiculousness has been well-documented here and throughout the blogosphere.


    Who can forget Michelle Malkin's inspired cheerleader skit? Or when Rush Limbaugh mocked a guy's Parkinson's disease tremors. What about John Boehner's public sobbing jags? Pat Robertson insisting he could leg-press 2,000 pounds. Sarah Palin's turkey geeker photo op. George W. Bush telling us that Iraq is a "peeance freeance." Remember when Bill O'Reilly shouted down the son of a 9/11 victim?


    Already, we're talking about a mélange of weirdness and upside-down logic suitable for the ages, and that's all prior to Jan. 20, 2009.


    But I don't think we ever anticipated that the presidency of Barack Obama would, among other things, send the far-right into a freakazoid display of shockingly deranged conniptions and outright crazy talk -- their manic hyperdrive engines, fueled by Rush Limbaugh's gesticulating arm flab, blasting them out of their political Mos Eisley cantina scene and expelling them a thousand parsecs beyond the zero barrier of insanity.


    Too much?


    Just to be clear, I'm not talking about the lies or distortions or their utter lack of credibility (zero cred) on broad-ranging issues like, you know, foreign policy and the economy.


    What we have here is the equivalent level of chaos as, say, the first group-therapy scene from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. In other words: a total berserker meltdown.

    Seriously, have you ever seen the Republicans more twisted and kerfuffled than they are today? Movie metaphors aside, I've been hard pressed to find greater examples of insanity from the far-right than have been exhibited in the past week alone.


    Here we have a Republican Party that's been discredited and bloodied, and yet in the face of an enormously popular president who is confounding conventional wisdom while building a working consensus among American voters, the Republicans appear to be reflexively coughing up the most intellectually violent chunks of hooey on record.


    They're screaming about fear-mongering, even though we had eight years of this.


    They're screaming about fiscal responsibility, even though we had eight years of this.


    They're screaming about free speech, even though we had eight years of this and this and this.


    They're honest to God screaming about fascism, even though we had eight years of this and this and this.


    Yes, the Republicans have claimed to have "found their voice." If this is true, then their "voice" sounds exactly like Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Malkin, depending on the day.

    So what are these voices saying exactly?


    For starters, Limbaugh -- the de facto leader of the Republican Party -- said on his show Tuesday that the entire economic meltdown was actually precipitated by a conspiracy between George Soros and a cabal of billionaire liberals who deliberately sought to sabotage the world economy in order to get Obama elected.


    He, of course, has no real evidence for this, other than what the shadow people told him while he was tweaking his TV remotes.


    OK, so I made up the part about the shadow people, but the rest is seriously what Limbaugh was telling his audience of dittoheads yesterday. What Limbaugh doesn't know, however, is that Soros is actually a hobbit who's conspiring with Elvis to fake another Moon landing. (Shh!)


    Confined to its own phantom zone of crazy, there's only so much harm this can do. After all, Limbaugh's puffy melon has been bombarded with a mountain of hillbilly heroin large enough to crush God. But I wish I could report that this was wholly the product of Limbaugh's condition.


    It's a theory that was also repeated by Donald Luskin: a seriously wrongheaded economist and, go figure, former economic advisor to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.


    Speaking of McCain, he was pilfering extra helpings of rich, creamery crazy from Malkin this week. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, were doing it, too. Last month, Malkin nicknamed the president's recovery bill the "generational theft" bill, arguing that the debt it would create will serve to rob future generations.


    This, naturally, disregards the nearly doubled national debt and record-breaking deficits created by George W. Bush with programs that, when taken individually, were enthusiastically endorsed by Malkin (Iraq, tax cuts and so on). But there was McCain on Face the Nation on Sunday talking about "generational theft." Whatever, senator, the fundamentals are strong so what's does it matter, right?


    Meanwhile, Michael Steele, the newly elected head of the Republican National Committee and pre-emptive excuse for the next time a Republican talk-radio host blurts out a racist remark, tried to tell a national television viewing audience that the government has never in the history of the United States created a job -- only "work." Yep.


    Do I really need to outline why this is crazy?


    Former White House chief of staff Andy Card, meanwhile, attacked Obama for violating a nonexistent Oval Office dress code.


    Republican columnist Fred Barnes cited a former Limbaugh producer named Marc Morano as his "scientific" source on global warming.


    Fox News is reading Republican talking points verbatim and passing them off as news copy -- typos and all.


    And after eight years of the smirking frat boy named George W. Bush, Malkin went so far as to accuse Obama of being "snippy" during his prime-time press conference.


    Elsewhere, another far-right blogger is vowing to never again fist-bump with her friends at her tennis club. And when she's at the grocery store and is confronted by magazines with the president's face in the checkout line, she turns the magazines backward. All of them. I'm not making this up.


    They have indeed totally lost their shpadoinkle, and despite purely involuntary spikes in my blood pressure, it's so much fun to watch.


    By successfully debunking their lies, rising above their bait and merely presenting a contrast of character, Obama is making the Republican A-Listers appear small, petty and absolutely befuddled.


    They're frantically struggling to figure out how to counterpunch, so they're grabbing, borrowing or downright plagiarizing ideas from anywhere, irrespective of the general quality of the idea.


    And if the Republicans are at all interested in continued survival, someone they respect should probably smack their hands and scold: Drop that filthy Limbaugh quote! You don't know where it's been!


    But if this is their "voice," and they're satisfied with it, I for one welcome the new Republican "voice" and wish them a hearty and very sincere: Good luck with that.

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    How sad that you get your information from the Huffington Post.

    I guess it could have been worse you could have quoted an article out of the National Enquirer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by code3retrievers View Post
    How sad that you get your information from the Huffington Post.

    I guess it could have been worse you could have quoted an article out of the National Enquirer.
    No, what's sad, and even worse, is that this thread was started with a quote from Michelle Malkin.
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