good grief……..

Really insightful, scholarly reporting from Politico’s Julie Mason on the President’s speech tonight.


The race-obsessed Mason listened (presumably) to this incredibly important speech (you know, about America’s intervention when innocents were being slaughtered by a murderous dictator, and trivial stuff like that) and she shared two observations:

(1) The President used three teleprompters


(2) “The president also appeared to be wearing makeup – a concession to television he reportedly loathes and goes to some lengths to avoid. The fact they got some on him is another of those small but revealing clues about how seriously the White House took this speech.”

Honest, I’m not making this up.

I’m just surprised she didn’t comment on the color of the President’s tie. (“Commie red!!!) Or complain that he didn’t produce his birth certificate half-way through the speech.

Truly, this woman is just an embarrassment, a pitiful joke – she should be working for a Birther magazine that gives make-up tips. I think it’s fair to guess she hadn’t heard of Libya until last week.


PS Look at the photo and caption used for her bile tonight:

Seriously Julie, you need to take hate-management classes 😉

36 Responses to “good grief……..”

  1. 1 LYNN
    March 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm


  2. 2 CTGirl
    March 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    The sad, sad state of American journalism! Pitiful!

  3. 3 Shirley
    March 28, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Ohhhhhhhh, how petty, and small minded 😦

  4. 4 Me4obama
    March 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Maybe they should stick to the real news about the fact that they discovered that chump doesn’t have a birth certificate. Leave my president alone you trolls.

  5. 5 Jessica
    March 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Makeup won Kennedy the presidency.

  6. 6 Suzanne
    March 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I don’t pay any attention to them.

  7. 7 Hachikō
    March 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I’m embarrassed for her.

  8. 9 WalkingOnSunshine
    March 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    What a biatch! Just speaking my mind…

  9. 10 Proud of Obama
    March 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Chips, I loathe Politico, but I have to post this link to Ben Smith’s item about Donald Chump producing his birth certificate that’s — wait for it — not a valid birth certificate!

    Please, please go to Politico and post about it as only you can do. Don’t forget the wonderful photo.

    • 11 majii
      March 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Some of the comments to Smith’s post indicates that the posters have serious ODS. Hate for PBO is on full display and there’s no shame about it. Pitiful.

      • 12 Dorothy Rissman
        March 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm

        The sadness. Imagine the hate from the left. Rachel was pretty great though. She has her questions, but she did not belittle the president.

  10. March 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    They’re having a tough time arguing against the President’s actions, so this kind of nonsense is all they have left.

    • 14 Dorothy Rissman
      March 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      It is sick. How can these people be so shallow? did they do this to that creep GWB? I am in a bit of hate mode.

  11. 15 Sue in Minnesota
    March 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    WTF? I join Hachiko, I’m simply embarrassed for her!

  12. 16 Kelly
    March 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Who is this bitter lonely twunty person? Never mind I don’t even want to know. Her life must suck just like her obviously jealous haterade writing. In other news our president is love. Thank you potus Obama for always doing the right thing. God bless my pres.

  13. 17 anniebella
    March 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Some people are so dam stupid that it makes no sense, and this Julie Mason seem to be one of those people. With such an important speech that is all she could say. Three teleprompter and make up. How sad. She is one pitiful _itch. You can fill in the blank.

  14. March 28, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Hello every one, I know I’m in the wrong neighborhood, as I read the comments. What makes this country great is that I can come here and voice my opinion( and you have the right not to post it), same as you can come to my neighborhood and voice yours. I don’t like President Obama. I respect the Office he is holding. Now that is out of the way let me ask this question in reply to the following Quotas “I refused to wait for the images of slaughter & mass graves before taking action”, Why libya? why not Congo? why not Iran? why not Saudi Arabia, or why not Yemen? Are we selective to see what kind of Mass Graves we want to see? We are engaged in to wars with foot on the ground, our country is on the verge of bankruptcy, we have no business to be in Libya. thanks
    Nice blog

    • 19 virginia
      March 29, 2011 at 8:20 am

      The President said, the conditions were right for intervention, we had the support of the Arab world and a coalition of allies, we would not have gone in alone and once again put American men and treasure at risk (he mentioned Iraq as an example), Gadhafi had publically stated his intentions to kill–go door to door if necessary (that kind of public notice from a dictator is rare), and the people of Libya ASKED for help. Our mission there will be very limited. We would not have that kind of notice or assurance of international backup in other hotspots around the world.

    • 20 Hachikō
      March 29, 2011 at 8:22 am

      If this is the “wrong neighborhood” why stick around? The difference between us and you is that we DON’T go to your neighborhood and post inflammatory comments. You also acknowledge that the blog’s owner has the right not to post your comment, yet when you thought she’d exercised that right you insulted her. You seem conflicted. Get some help with that.

      As for U.S. military intervention in other countries, could you not regurgitate media talking points? It shows a lack of intelligence and ability to think for yourself. Why should we have some cookie-cutter approach to foreign policy? One solution does not fit all. The President is wise enough to know that each country, each situation is different and should be handled differently. Look at Yemen. Already you have the dictator there trying to make concessions – even saying he would step down under some circumstances. That’s not the case in Libya. Gaddafi says he’ll die there and promised to take thousands of his own with him. Furthermore, I don’t see Yemenis begging for our intervention. I don’t see Iranians asking us to save them – in fact, quite the opposite. It’s also possible Iran has nuclear weapons. Imagine if we intervened militarily (unwanted at this point) and Ahmadinejad used WMD against his own people in retaliation. How would a no-fly zone in the Congo prevent monsters from chopping up people with machetes and raping women and children? Congo requires a different solution. And that’s the point. Each of these countries is different and therefore requires a different approach. We do what we can, when we can, in the best possible way we can.

      Perhaps if we HAD been selective, we wouldn’t have lost over 4,000 U.S. lives in Iraq, killed tens of thousands of Iraqis, destroyed America’s reputation, and find ourselves “on the verge of bankruptcy.” There’s something to be said for being selective.

      • March 29, 2011 at 8:49 am

        Hey Hachikō, brilliant reply. I noted with interest that our visitor repeated, almost word for word, the stuff Palin came out with last night. But I guess that’s what happens when your only ‘news’ sources are Fox and birther websites.

        The Iraq/Haliburton War was, of course, righteous – because …. well, I’m not exactly sure….

        I had the misfortune to click on the link to the visitor’s blog – Donald Trump, birth certificates, etc, etc. Yawn.

  15. 22 Asher in Boston
    March 29, 2011 at 12:07 am

    What a sad, hateful, petty, angry, bitter bitch. WHATEVER!!!!!!

  16. 23 wdednh
    March 29, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Thanks for not posting my Comment and affirming my believes.

    • March 29, 2011 at 7:07 am

      wdednh, you were a little hasty with your assumption that your comment was blocked – as you can imagine, this blog is flooded by abuse from Teabagger and Professional Left types, so to avoid allowing these people turn it in to a cesspit of hate it’s necessary to moderate comments. Your comment was ‘pending’ while I was asleep!

      As to your question about intervening in Libya and not other countries – I can only point you in the direction of this article, if you read it with an open mind it will answer all your questions:


      Call it censorship or whatever you like, wdednh, but unfortunately I’d prefer you to stick to your own blog – I just checked it and I see that you’re a birther. ** Sigh** You say you love God – do you think He would approve of such bigotry and hate??

      Have a nice life.

      • 25 EDP4BHO
        March 29, 2011 at 7:29 am

        Great reply to the petty person from birther-nation. Obviously, we don’t care if it doesn’t like President Obama, because we LLLLLOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. And a good morning to you Chipsticks 😀

      • 26 dannie22
        March 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

        These clowns make me laugh! Handle your business chipsticks!!

      • 27 m
        March 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

        Applause for you chipsticks. Know that we all have your back as you back PBO!

  17. 28 DoNoHarm
    March 29, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Again, CS, Well Done! on that response.

  18. 30 S. Holland
    March 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Is there anyone in what passes for our media NOT embarrassing? Truly…..anyone?

  19. 31 virginia
    March 29, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I am an avid Obama supporter and have been since I read Dreams from My Father over 10 years ago. So I was a supporter before many people even knew he existed. However, I have NEVER noticed whether he had makeup on or not That’s because I am LISTENING to him and not looking for petty flaws in his appearance. Don’t get me wrong, I think the President is very easy on the eyes, but that’s secondary to the fact that he’s smart, articulate, and one of the best President’s we’ve had in modern times. THAT’s what has all these rightwingers all stirred up. They don’t know WHAT to do! As for the teleprompters–they cannot name one President who didn’t use them, most of them, along with notes. Presidents don’t have time to MEMORIZE speeches. The only other solution is to write notes in the palm of your hand.

  20. 32 Mrs. JVD
    March 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I actually find it rather amusing when the dedicated talking points are about such trivial things. To me it just further demonstrates the exceptional job our President is doing. Or the trollies would have something at least of some kind of significance to whine about.

    I watched the President’s speech and found it informative, clear and concise. It answered the questions that have been raised and some that hadn’t even been raised, yet. So if the worst thing they can come up with about the President’s speech was his teleprompter use and whether he was wearing makeup or not. I say, Bravo, Mr. President! Job Well Done!

  21. 33 Titti
    March 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

    It just shows that they cannot fault anything with the speech and they resort to trivia.

  22. 34 EDP4BHO
    March 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Bad thing is, once your work goes online, ya can’t take it back. Should this person’s head fungus ever evolve into a functioning brain, she will have to live with the consequences of her drivel.

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