27 Responses to “disrespect”


  1. 1 hopefruit2
    September 6, 2011 at 9:05 am

    MSNBC needs to look at it’s own family who have shown disrespect towards the PResident. The disrespect is not just coming from the Republicans in congress and RW talk shows. It’s as virulent on the “left” as it is on the right. Markos calling the President a “wimp” when it was John Boehner who caved in to his boss limbaugh; Smart-arse Maddow who constantly feels she has to tell President Obama how SHE would do this and that if she were president; Coward Fineman who constantly perpetuates the meme that PBO is a horrible negotiator and always loses to the Repblicans. West and Smiley harrassing the President about not being Black enough; Waters telling folks they need to unleash on the President; Cenk, Ed, Hampster, HuffnPuff…I say to hell with all of these people who letting their jealousy or bigotted slip show, while the American people support this President – regardless of what the stupid polls say.

    The “Black tax” is not just a figment of people’s imagination. It’s there and with this President, undeniable.

    • September 6, 2011 at 9:12 am

      Wonderful, insightful comment. I agree with every word.

    • 4 Ladyhawke
      September 6, 2011 at 9:17 am

      I understand the Morning Joke gasbags were having a cow about the comments made by Teamster President James Hoffa. I think this Hardball segment should be required viewing for all of the MSNBC shows especially MJ. With all of the obstruction, ugliness and disrespect coming from the Republican Party it amazes me that the Morning Joke crowd fells there needs to be an apology. They should watch this video and then take a long look in the mirror.

      • 5 Ametia
        September 6, 2011 at 9:25 am

        Agree; Ladyhawke. And MSNBC Moaning Jokes should begin with PAT BUCKKKLANAN.

      • September 6, 2011 at 9:53 am

        Agreed. I tweeted this morning asking them where was their outrage when the T-party official on Facebook called for the killing of PBO and his wife.

        I told them their selective outrage directed at PBO and Dems was clear for all to see.

        I can’t wait for PBO to win re-election, serve his second term and leave these nasty bunch of people in D.C.

    • September 6, 2011 at 9:50 am

      My sentiments, exactly. As I noted here the other day, Keith Olbermann while plugging his show on twitter, talked about how PBO rolled over. I wrote him and told him it was uncalled for and that I was tired of the disrespect of PBO.

      He responded to me telling me “What the Hell” was I talking about and get this: that he was there to support PBO when no one else took him seriously.

      I wrote him back asking if he wanted a crown for offering such support. I told him that I was tired of people not only disrespecting PBO, that the man was smarter than them, yet they keep wanting to tell him what to say, what he should do and how he should do it.

      He wrote back with some jibberish and I followed with a response. Then I left to go to my son’s football game. When I came back I found tweets from his gang jumping up and down. I responded to everyone of them.

      The folks like markos, Keith, Rachel, et al., who are so disrespectful to President Obama, I have found, don’t like to be taken on. When you push back at them, you see exactly how thin-skinned they are. Moreover, their so-called followers think they are untouchable, yet they can be as nasty as they want to our president. I will have none of it every chance I get.

      The take away to my mind from kO’s response to me is that he is so impressed with himself that he had to tell me essentially, that he should get a pass for his disrespect because he was there to support PBO when no one else was.

      Bull-bunk.

      • September 6, 2011 at 10:57 am

        The better term would be “Heifer dust” and “Bull-shit”. KO is about the $’s and boosting Currents ratings.

        • 10 Sue in Minnesota
          September 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

          Yardarm…I’m still laughing out loud about the shrunken head on the ‘bag head.’ KO was always referred to as ‘TV Head’ in our household, one, for his ginormous sized head, and two, because his ego exceeded it’s physical dimensions. KO is a bloviator.

          • September 6, 2011 at 11:59 am

            i know. But Sue, i used to like this dude until he, along with others, slipped into the “We have to tell this ‘boy’ what to do” position. Is in there with Ed, Rachael, and all those malcontents.
            i say let the President be President while we began to concentrate on the coming election. Voter suppression and registration are BIG. Stepping up efforts to return FL, OH, WI. AZ, and TX to some sanity.
            For those who want PBO to get emotional, like you, that won’t get it done. If you desire to see an angry black man, watch a football game.

            • 12 Sue in Minnesota
              September 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm

              We did too. It ended. Sadly. We liked Rachel too. That also ended. And I was even more disappointed.

              I don’t need the President to get emotional. I need the rest of the babies in Congress to grow up. I trust our President, his political instincts and his strategic thinking, his genuine love for his country and his fellow Americans, and his brilliance. And I especially admire his comportment, in fact to be as centered, self possessed and remain as humble as he is, I think should be a role model to every living human being.

              Seems I’ve left you with the impression that President Obama should get angry….which says to me I have communicated poorly, because that is the absolute last thing I would want him to do. Do I want to defeat these clowns…hell yes, are those of us behind President Obama angry and upset…hell yes, can we turn that energy into productive outcomes….YES.WE.CAN.

              I just felt I needed to set the record straight….I’ll be more careful in my expressions, particularily I will try not to project my emotions. It’s all good. I think you are a hoot. and am always glad for the levity you bring to this community. Hope your get-along has gotten better.

              • September 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

                No, no Sue. i have nothing but good thoughts about you. And my get-along is fine today. i’m truly blessed having survived a cranial resection to remove a benign brain tumor. I’m an example of the old saw about walking into the hospital and coming out on a gurney. 🙂
                Unfortunately it left me partially paralyzed. Oh well it is what it is.
                i perceive that you have a sweet spirit and would like to put you on my e-mail list. Let me know(nelsondyer@sbcglobal.net)
                Proverbs 18:7

      • 14 tally
        September 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

        africa, I LOVE that he even answered!

        Since you have his attention, perhaps ask him to what end does he feel his disrespect will gain? What does he hope will come of it? Does he think PBO will change his course? Or does he want to dishearten the Left so they will stay home again? Is he hoping to beat down the POTUS enough to get someone to primary him?

        Ask him to be specific what he hopes to accomplish by doing it?

  2. 15 halo
    September 6, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Oh look, it’s Howard Fineman’s “SOURCES”

    “But as he and the Republican field launch the active, above-ground phase of the 2012 presidential campaign, Obama’s strategists are planning to focus less on his record –- which is spotty at best -– than on what they regard as the frightening prospect of a Republican Party not only of wrong but medieval thinking.”

    How is his record “spotty” at best?

    • 16 Sue in Minnesota
      September 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

      The record that is ‘spotty’ that almost doesn’t exist, is the record of the 112th Congress. The 111th Congress despite obstacles put up by the party of NO, is one of the most productive in the history of the body. So Coward is projecting ‘spotty’ onto the President, those of us with a thinking brain know that the ownership of ‘spotty’ belongs to his inside sources’, his Republican cabal!

      Nice try Coward…..we are not as gullible as you would hope or think. Yet another Republican FOOL. Can’t wait for the ship of fools to go down.

      President Obama’s speech yesterday was juice for my tank, I’m feeling pretty darn tough today….better not cross my path if you are a Republican 😉

    • September 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

      Spotty at best? holy cow!

  3. 18 Debz
    September 6, 2011 at 10:15 am

    This clip was okay until they start telling us what “the base” wants. They can talk disrespect all they want, but I find it disrespectful to diminish him by implying that he is weak or that he has to make people fear him. Which is how this clip ended. i am sooo done with all of these talking heads.

    • 19 Mel
      September 6, 2011 at 10:39 am

      Let’s be calm Ron it’s O.K. he agrees with PBO and he knows that the GOP are getting uglyier and uglyier they have called
      PBO evry ugly name in the book. The MSM wants us to believe that PBO is way down on their pools we watched the speech
      in Detroit yesterday and the people were fired up and ready to go the MSM is saying the opposit so it seeems so let’s wait for
      Thursday I think we are going to be surprise us no matter what PBO plan to propose or say the MS and The PL are to Spin
      Spin. spin, spin remember our only “SOURCE” is PBO I trust him.

  4. 22 Sue in Minnesota
    September 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

    They keep referring to his base, what they are not highlighting is the building ire of his base at those who so blatantly disrespect OUR PRESIDENT. They are underestimating the collective US that is OUR President. WE ARE ONE. They are not considering the collective FORCE of US. Keep it up! Wait until the FORCE of US in ‘unleashed’…..timing is everything, and when that is unleashed the right is not going to know what hit them. President Obama when he hits, and he will in his own spectacularly cunning way, will be landing a punch with the full force of US behind it. In the mean time, as their behavior becomes more and more childish, immature and hysterical, we get to see the core of who these people are, weak, hateful and consummed with fear, and the contrast grows brighter and clearer.

    I feel immune to their blather today with respect to Hoffa’s comments. All I can say is SO, get over your whiny, crying selves. The right has been inappropriate and ugly for three years…..Hoffa’s comments don’t even come close to some of the ugliness they have leveraged against this President, and this President is US. They started this, and kept on, and on and on and on with it. We will finish it. FOOLS!

    • 23 Debz
      September 6, 2011 at 11:19 am

      Agreed, The base were the people in Detroit yesterday. They need to get a clue who the base is. They will be seeing more of us in the near future. And POTUS will hit them in his own way and his own time.
      Also, i really think we need to use the word “unleashed” for the campaign We will be “unleashed” for 2012. Maxine, please unleash me!!!

      • 24 Sue in Minnesota
        September 6, 2011 at 11:27 am

        : D

        The political cartoons yesterday, especially the one with the tea bagger jihadist is still making me laugh out loud. Yardarm pointed out the shrunken head of the tea bagger….AIN”T THAT THE TRUTH! Someome ought to remind these bag heads that our CiC don’ mess around with terrorists. Ask the fish in the sea! 😉

    • 25 MoObama
      September 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      That term “the base” came from GWB. President Obama didn’t have a base, Hillary did. The president’s supporters are just that. People who voted and engaged in politics for the first time. College students fired up by the president. This is why the GOP machine is trying to cut these people from the voter rolls come Nov 2012. These progressives are not the base and never have been.

    • 27 cuphalffull
      September 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      You have hit on many points that I have been thinking a great deal about. The “building ire” is definitely true for myself and the people I work with in our OFA group. The “blatant disrespect” is so, well, blatant, and that means obvious, doesn’t it. The “we are one” is true for me in a way I have never felt before. Solidarity is the only word that comes to mind right now. It sure feels like a “force” inside of me. I feel immune to both the Left and the Right if they make defeatist statements or arrogant statements respectively. If others are feeling this way too, it will make a difference. Whatever timidity I felt in 2008 and even in 2010 that I had to push through is gone. I am a full fledged advocate now for the President’s attempts to create positive change. I have a much more developed sense of how to organize, how to canvass, and how to meet the push back without losing my poise or confidence.


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