Posts Tagged ‘smackdown

14
Apr
12

take that, tweety

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks alongside her counterparts from the US Barack Obama and Colombia Juan Manuel Santos during the CEO Summit on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, April 14. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was the moderator for the discussion.

Full discussion:

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From yesterday:

Thanks CollegeKay

13
Jul
11

cantor? sit down and shut up. ;-)

Washington Post

Dana Milbank: Eric Cantor has perfected the strategic sneer.

It comes, frequently, when he answers a reporter’s question about something President Obama has said: The House majority leader’s lip curls up on the left side and a look of disgust washes over his face….

Cantor … is answering calls for compromise with contempt. He shook his fist during a news conference Tuesday and said that Obama’s thinking is “unfathomable to me.” To Obama’s complaint that the wealthy are not sharing in the budget sacrifice, he scoffed: “There is plenty of so-called shared sacrifice.” Asked about Obama’s belief that people like him should pay more in taxes, Cantor retorts: “You know what? He can write a check any time he wants.”

He draws out the vowels in a style that is part southern, part smarty-pants. Had young Cantor spoken like this at his prep school in Richmond, the bigger boys may well have wiped that sneer off his face. Yet even then, Cantor was accustomed to having things his way. According to Cantor’s hometown Richmond Times-Dispatch, the quotation he chose to accompany his yearbook photo was “I want what I want when I want it.”

What Cantor wants now is power – and he is prepared to risk the full faith and credit of the United States to get it. In a primacy struggle with House Speaker John Boehner, he has done a deft job of aligning himself with Tea Party House members in opposition to any meaningful deal to resolve the debt. If the U.S. government defaults, it will have much to do with Cantor…..

Full article here

25
Feb
10

Barrasso: "Um…well….uh….em….err."

25
Feb
10

you lost!

February 25, 2010 — It looked more like a presidential debate from the 2008 Campaign than a bipartisan health care summit, as former rivals Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and President Obama, who bluntly told McCain “the campaign’s over”.




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