Does anyone know what President Obama uses as a dictionary?

February 1st, 2010

Because I simply can’t find one that defines “bipartisan” as “just shut up and buy into everything my party wants to do.”

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  • 1. Debunked  |  February 1st, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Judging from how Republicans have worked the past decade or three, I would assume that definition would be front and center in the Biblictionary.

  • 2. grumps  |  February 1st, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    He’s using the dictionary he found in the desk in the Oval Office

  • 3. Elliot  |  February 1st, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Those were both very funny! (And I agree, both sides pull the same crap when they talk about bipartisanship.)

    PS – Didn’t Obama switch desks from Bush’s?

  • 4. John Foust  |  February 1st, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I thought there was a penalty for being more funny than the blog host.

    Who puts the “party” in bipartisanship?

    Maybe a few more purity tests will encourage people to see the middle on an issue.

  • 5. Fred  |  February 1st, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Bush tried, he reached out to Senator Kennedy who wrote No Child Left Behind.

    He was repaid for his attempts at bi-partisanship with scorn.

    Speaker Pelosi said she would run things differently then shut out the other side from the beginning.

    I realize reality is different from the left’s perspective.

  • 6. grumps  |  February 1st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Bush the Elder used his VP desk but Clinton returned the Resolute desk to the Oval Office where it has remained.

  • 7. John Foust  |  February 1st, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    “You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrrrrists.”

  • 8. BobG  |  February 2nd, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    “The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that’s out always looks the best.”
    -Will Rogers

  • 9. grumps  |  February 3rd, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Fortunately, Bob, that’s not true now. With Pompador Paulie’s Roadmap to the End of Medicare to Jim DeMint’s constant naterring of, “No, no, no, no,” to Sister Sarah’s Book Tour Without End the party out of power doesn’t even look good to a large swathe of it’s nominal adherents.

  • 10. Fred  |  February 3rd, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Grumps, you should seriously seek help with your denial issue.

    You are aware you just lost a Senate seat aren’t you? Teddy’s seat? The safest seat in the union?

    Oh yeah things are just awful on the right.

  • 11. John Foust  |  February 3rd, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Fred’s excited about a single Senate seat shifting? And this portends the end for one party, and great things for the other?

  • 12. Fred  |  February 3rd, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Gee John you should pull your thumb out of your ass and see all the left wing prognostications that called that an impossible task.

    Nah, much more fun of you to try and make fun of me.

    Let’s see they also lost the Governor’s House in New Jersey and Virginia.

    I suppose you are right, everything is just perfect in Hope and Change land.

    Gitmo, still open.
    Transparency, behind closed doors.
    Lobbysists, in.
    Healthcare, dead.
    Iraq, sticking with the Bush plan.
    Debt and deficit spending, all new territories.
    Jobs, absent.

    And that wasn’t just one seat Foust and you know it. That was the Kennedy seat, a liberal institution, the people took it back.

    Go ahead keep putting your head in the sand.

    Is it November yet?

  • 13. Elliot  |  February 3rd, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Gentle with each other please. Disagreement without being disagreeable.

  • 14. John Foust  |  February 3rd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Yeah, what’s with the personal insults and rude language? I’m always agreeable and often damn funny.

    Too often in today’s political landscape discourse is kept among those who agree. I’m sure you don’t promote that. We discuss ideas here, Elliot asks that you keep your tone in check.

    Frankly, I’m very glad that you’ve come around to admit that Gitmo should be closed, that government should be as transparent as possible, that Bush’s arrangement in Iraq wasn’t the bestest, and that debt and deficit is no way to run one term never mind two, and you no doubt feel the way about Travellin’ Sensenbrenner’s seat.

  • 15. Fred  |  February 3rd, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    You are a legend in your own mind John.

    Small as it is.

  • 16. Fred  |  February 3rd, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    And by the way John, I do not admit that Gitmo should be closed, I just point it out as another Democrat and Obama failed promise.

  • 17. grumps  |  February 4th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    If only there was a palce in the cheddarsphere where we could go for some real debate.

  • 18. John Foust  |  February 7th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I tried joining in the fun over at RDW, but Fred banned me. I forget why. I think it had something to do with my enormous power of snark, the zingers that exposes hypocrisy, the bons mots that couldn’t be overcome, even after, say, writing one comment at 9:18 and then coming back with another zinger at 9:42. It wasn’t for something low like using personal insult, which is stock-in-trade among many RDW fawners, or using swear words, as I’m more refined than that.

  • 19. grumps  |  February 8th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    My blood pressure is lower and I’m two inches taller since I stopped giving RDW any attention.

    I figure that, sooner or later, they’ll turn on one another.

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