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"The President loves to blame the debt on President Bush. But President Obama created more debt in four years than his predecessor did in eight."
-Marco Rubio

"The President loves to blame the debt on President Bush. But President Obama created more debt in four years than his predecessor did in eight."

-Marco Rubio

The politics of the World Series

The Giants, a team from San Francisco with a distictly nontraditional fan base is playing the team that launched the political career of George W. Bush.

Is that the fault of the players who wear the Rangers uniform? Of course not. And I don’t know how many of the Giants players support same-sex marriage. But if there’s any symolism in pro sports, an underdog SF team taking on Bush’s legacy counts for something.

And does anyone really think Arlington, Texas would have embraced Tim Lincecum?

Go Giants.

Q: President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are on a boat together and it starts sinking. Who gets saved?

shutthefuckupliberals:

The American people.

generic:

Yuk, yuk.

You know what’s a real hilarity-killer? The Democratic version of that joke, had Obama lost the election.

President Sarah Palin.

jlamere:

 Right. You might want to check your facts there.

generic:

Why do I have to spell everything out today? Why must I connect every dot? Is the Internet high?

Q: President Barack Obama, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are on a boat together and it starts sinking. Who gets saved?

A: The American People. 

Except that joke’s not funny to Democrats, or even broad anti-incumbents. They’d prefer Old Man War to the Most Unqualified Person to Ever Seek the Office. Sarah Palin’s approval ratings are around where Bush’s were when he got booed out of office.

There are a lot of people (in certain regions, *ahem*) who would find “President Biden” far preferable to President Terrorist McBirthCertificate. But ”President Sarah Palin” isn’t comforting to people who don’t like Sarah Palin — which is most people. It’s chilling.

Obama’s summit may be just theater

southpol:

But goddamn if I don’t love having a president whose idea of showing off is this, rather than playing pretend fighter pilot on the deck of an aircraft carrier and acting like he just stopped the Third Reich.

Yeah, I will always have an asterisk after my name, but I hope I’ll have two asterisks: one is ‘They impeached him and the other is ‘He stood up to to them and beat them like a yard dog.’

Bill Clinton (via brooklynmutt)

You know what I remember, asshole? I remember how your inability to act like an adult changed the course of world history for the worse.

Al Gore lost Florida by less than 2000 votes. How many votes do think Monica’s fellatio cost him? Conservatively. Two million? Ten million? George W. Bush was President of the United States during 9/11 because you couldn’t keep your dick in your pants. When we start projecting the historical counterfactuals about Iraq, torture, wiretapping, the price of that blow-job is staggering.

So do us a favor and don’t fucking brag about it, mmkay?

I talk about going to [George W. Bush’s] inauguration and crying when he took the oath, because I was so afraid he was going to ‘wreck the economy and muck up the drinking water’… The failure of my pessimistic imagination at that moment boggles my mind now.

Sarah Vowell (via savingpaperbrooklynmutt)

It’s not a medal for Obama; it’s an anti-medal for George W. Bush.
To a large degree, so was Al Gore’s. To a lesser degree, so was Paul Krugman’s. It was a way for Stockholm to say, “Anyone who mitigates or reverses the policies of George W. Bush deserves the Prize.”
And before you sneer at the Nobel Committee for being Obamaniac fanboys, it’s useful to remember a lot of Americans voted exactly the same way — not necessarily for Obama and his platform, but against anyone who might continue the damage of the previous eight years. A vote for Obama wasn’t necessarily a vote for bigger government and huge bailouts, but a vote for “Get that clueless fratboy gone yesterday.”
The Nobel Committee is pretending it’s still November 4th, 2008, and are casting their votes accordingly. As far as they’re concerned that was the date of Obama’s real achievement. By that standard, I’m not sure the rest of the world disagrees.
UPDATE: Theory confirmed. The nomination deadline was February 1st, 2008, 12 days into his presidency. They’re not even making a serious effort to hide it.

It’s not a medal for Obama; it’s an anti-medal for George W. Bush.

To a large degree, so was Al Gore’s. To a lesser degree, so was Paul Krugman’s. It was a way for Stockholm to say, “Anyone who mitigates or reverses the policies of George W. Bush deserves the Prize.”

And before you sneer at the Nobel Committee for being Obamaniac fanboys, it’s useful to remember a lot of Americans voted exactly the same way — not necessarily for Obama and his platform, but against anyone who might continue the damage of the previous eight years. A vote for Obama wasn’t necessarily a vote for bigger government and huge bailouts, but a vote for “Get that clueless fratboy gone yesterday.”

The Nobel Committee is pretending it’s still November 4th, 2008, and are casting their votes accordingly. As far as they’re concerned that was the date of Obama’s real achievement. By that standard, I’m not sure the rest of the world disagrees.

UPDATE: Theory confirmed. The nomination deadline was February 1st, 2008, 12 days into his presidency. They’re not even making a serious effort to hide it.