35 Responses to “‘rope-a-dope’”


  1. 1 nintendowii10
    July 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

    It wasn’t just the Republicans POTUS rope-a-doped, he also rope-a-doped the PL tools in the media, especially Sam Stein and Chip Reid.

    Brilliant job by our POTUS, always giving the naysayers egg on their faces!

    • July 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

      Lets not forget Ed Schultz, he’s really starting to prove he’s a light weight when it comes to having political insight.

      Today’s political money making scheme:
      RAGE + RATINGS = BIG BUCKS

      • 3 utaustinliberal
        July 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

        Ed seriously needs to calm down with his faux trumped up outrage before he blows a gasket or crosses the line again with that slur he leveled at Laura Ingraham. Next time he might not be so lucky and could get fired.

        • 4 lisalovesobama
          July 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

          I’ve thought this before and I’ll say it here. Ed is the PL’s version of Glenn Beck. Unwashed, uneducated and fricking unbelievably stupid.

      • 5 Dorothy Rissman
        July 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

        Spot on bjw. That is the only reason Ed was ever given a show. His temper is loved by the ugly left. He is not that bright. It is like he responds to everything with a good or a bad rating. He has no ability to see the bigger picture.

    • 6 Dorothy Rissman
      July 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      Ninetendow, I hit the wrong tv button and saw Lawrence’s analysis, and I was thrilled. Not that I will trust Lawrence, but he got it. I actually wrote him an email and said that I often write emails that are critical of you, but thank you for acknowledging what a good job PBO is doing under the circumstances.

  2. July 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Don’t ever underestimate our President or he will knock you out of the game.

  3. July 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I didn’t think I could love our President more than I do, but the rope a dope scenario by Lawrence made my chest pound with pride and love for our POTUS. How many times has he come out on top after these low life media hacks have bashed him to bits. Right on Mr. President!

    • 14 utaustinliberal
      July 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      That’s exactly what I say everytime I see a leftie or a rightie saying he’s too diffident, he’s gonna get crushed. He comes out and knocks them down three ways til sunday.

  4. 15 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

    THE……………..’COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF’ IS WINNING ON THIS ISSUE. AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED…THERE ARE DEMS. OUT THERE WHO HAVE NO RIGHT TO CRITIQUE HIS DECISIONS BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT STOOD WITH HIM PROPERLY.

    • 16 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      July 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

      YA’ KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE OR WHO REALLY PUTS THE COUNTRY FIRST WHEN THE POT GETS HOT!

    • July 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

      So right, Sue. There has been so much criticism of this administration over not getting a larger stimulus package, a jobs bill or a stronger health care package when Dems had the majority but when did the Dems really have a majority. There were at least eight Senators that never were not on board at any given time.

      • 19 nintendowii10
        July 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

        Paul Krugman, who has derided POTUS for not getting a bigger stimulus package, has always been a Hillary Clinton fan. He’d be singing President Hillary Clinton’s praises if she was the POTUS who got the same package that Obama did, and that goes for a lot of these so-called “progressive” thinking heads/pundits. A lot of them are disgruntled Clintonites who still can’t get over primary season 08 and are mad that Obama didn’t “wait his turn” because they believe that Hillary was the anointed one.

        And then you have outright ratfuckers like Jane Hamsher partnering up with Grover Norquist… in other words, Jane Hamsher is really a Republican, but she’s masquerading as a “disgruntled progressive” to drum up support for FDL in the form of $$$$$$$$$$$$$.

        And it’s true that the Dems never had a “supermajority,” they needed Lieberman on board for fuck sake, and we all know how Lieberman is. He truly is an independent: he went against public option for healthcare, but was a needed vote for DADT repeal. As much as I hate Lieberman for campaigning with McCain and against Obama in 08, I can’t fault Lieberman for actually living up to the independent label (even though he has caucused with Dems most of the time).

  5. 21 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

    This is what makes this entire hostage taking of the entire country by the Republican Party so infuriating………………

    RESOLVING THE DEBT CRISIS IN FIVE MINUTES:

    GOP leaders insist they can’t do this because their political philosophy won’t let them. This might be slightly less laughable if they hadn’t already raised the debt ceiling — many times and without conditions — just a few years ago.

    Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any potential crisis that’s so serious and yet so easy to resolve. Indeed, by some measures, the 14th Amendment actually compels Congress to act, suggesting policymakers have a constitutional obligation to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.

    This entire dispute can end in five minutes, at which point, the parties can go back to arguing. But Republicans don’t care. It’s the greatest scandal Americans haven’t heard much about.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/resolving_the_debtceiling_disp030802.php

  6. July 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

    ….and we know who they are!

  7. 23 meta
    July 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Pride and love for our President. Just so way behind his time and place. Always working hard and honestly to get the job done. ALWAYS on the side of progress and for the good of the people, only to be vilified by those who have not walked in his shoes. His heart is ENORMOUS.

  8. 25 Brian
    July 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

    What a difference a day makes! Now the story in the media outlets is all about how masterful our President is at maneuvering the Repubs into an untenable position. What took them so long?

    The other story is about the growing antagonism between Boehner and Cantor. I shouldn’t take so much pleasure out of watching 2 snakes trying to devour each other, but hey! I’m only human.

    Our President will win this, which means we will all win this!

    • 26 M
      July 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

      I like how you put it Brian, if the president wins we all win!

    • July 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      Boehner needs to stop running scared and call Cantor’s bluff.

      • 28 utaustinliberal
        July 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

        You’re absolutely right. If Boehner doesn’t grow a pair, I firmly believe Cantor will throw him under the bus so that he can be the leader of the republican caucus. It leaked out that during the meetings, Cantor was doing all the talking and Boehner was mute; that’s why he and President Obama had to secretly meet at Camp David to hash out further details. Cantor has been telling the 100 teaparty GOP congressmen to stick with him and vote NO on raising the debt ceiling. He’s evil.

        • 29 lisalovesobama
          July 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

          Little Lord Pompadour and Batshit Bachmann are truly deranged. I honestly believe that the people who make our laws and basically control our lives need to be given pre/ post and yearly mental evaluations. They should also have term limits and be impeachable. They also need to know basics civics, American History and take several economics classes as part of a continuing education program. What kind of country are we that we allow braindead idiots to represent us? There is something truly wrong with that.

  9. 30 Anonymous
    July 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    My prayer is we rid ourselves of the republican “CULT” party forever and ever. Amen….

  10. July 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I LOVED this! Thank you, Chips.

    I’m also going to give this to God: I’d also like the media to understand that President Obama is a politician and it’s part of his job to get reelected. But he’s not politically ambitious for it’s own sake. He genuinely wants to make positive change for this country and that’s what motivates him in situations like this. He’s doing this because he’s the guy that gets shit done. And he’s done it over and over again.

    Thank you President Obama for your strength, courage and unfailing love and care for all of us.

  11. 32 Sue
    July 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Rope-a-Dope – perfect. The Last Word is my favorite pundit show.

    We have the best President for the worst of times, no doubt about it.

  12. 33 lisalovesobama
    July 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Lawry at his finest.

  13. 34 roh108
    July 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Last Word With Lawrence O’donnell is just a terrific show, This man gets it.

  14. 35 MGarvey
    July 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Ali would be proud


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