Monday, September 14, 2009

Partisan Outburst Interrups Speech

Washington, D.C. -- January 28, 2011

The polarized politics of Washington erupted again yesterday during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, just two years after he promised to change the culture of partisanship in the town. The speech was interrupted suddenly when , during a passage where he implored Republicans to join him on immigration reform, the 6- member Republican delegation from Alabama rose, turned and dropped their trousers. Congressional historians report it was the first incident of intentional "mooning" in the halls of Congress as most other cases of Congressman without their pants have occurred behind closed doors.

Democratic response was swift, if not entirely to the liking of the President. While New York Sen. Chuck Schumer climbed over seats to put a headlock on Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel grabbed the microphone and, gesturing to Republicans, shouted, “Do you want to go? Do you WANT TO GO?!! Bring it on, you pussies. I will fuck you up!" The speech was further interrupted 10 minutes later by the sound of explosions, which turned out to be mortar fire landing in the Capitol Reflecting Pool. Those responsible, members of the "Tea Party" movement led by former Congressman Dick Armey, proclaimed they were simply expressing their Second Amendment rights to launch heavy ordnance in public spaces, but fellow Republican Sen. John McCain called the incident "highly inappropriate" in an interview later on Larry King. In the morning aftermath, both sides were claiming political advantage from the fracas. Alabama Republicans reported they had raised $38.7 million dollars in the 24 hours following the incident from the coalition of conservative groups known as "Kill the Commie Faggots". Several of their Democratic opponents claimed that they had raised an even greater amount through an on-line effort coordinated by the left-leaning group "Don't Forget How Much Bush Sucked" .

Proponents of bipartisanship expressed dismay over a trend of increasing rancor which they trace back to an event in September 2009 when South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson interrupted Obama's health care address by shouting "You lie!" Despite Wilson's quick apology for the outburst, six months later Georgia Congressman Sonny "Buddy" Johnson, Jr. interrupted the 2010 State of the Union, shouting “Bite Me!” in response to Obama's offer to join Republicans to combat teen pregnancy. Delaware Rep. Mike Castle, the sole remaining Republican moderate, decried the change. "I don't think this kind of behavior is good for the country. Why, when I first arrived in Congress, I wouldn't have dreamed of having to
have an armed security detail going between my office and the House floor. But between the "Club for Growth" and "" I have already lost two Chiefs of Staff to small arms fire."

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Obama Speech to High School Criticized for "Socialist Agenda""

Right-wing critics continue to attack President Obama's address to Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA tomorrow, pointing to numerous places in the released text where he is pushing "an extremist socialist agenda. (Spoiler alert -- this includes ACTUAL excerpts from the text released by the White House)

The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. Why did Obama choose the only place in Virginia where you still can't legally carry a loaded firearm? Obama wants to take away your guns! -- Wayne LaPierre, NRA And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us. Now just stare into the camera so he can hypnotize you into joining his personality cult -- Michele Malkin

Some of you are probably wishing it were still summer, and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little longer this morning. I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia He was BORN there! Show us the birth certificate! -- Lou Dobbs for a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school So she sent him to a madrassa where he learned to be a Muslim terrorist !-- Sean Hannity.

So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday – at 4:30 in the morning. Now I wasn’t too happy about getting up that early.
Obama hated getting up. Who made him get up? His WHITE mother! No wonder Obama hates all white people. -- Glenn Beck.

We can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world – and none of it will matter unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and put in the hard work it takes to succeed. But you won't be able to listen to your Grandparents because Obama wants to pull the plug on them -- Rep. John Boehner

Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is.
Isn't it creepy that this is almost the exact language that Lenin and Hitler used when indoctrinating the masses ? -- Rush Limbaugh

Maybe you could be a good writer – maybe even good enough to write for a newspaper – but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class. Then you can join the left-wing media and make up lies about Republicans -- John McCain

And no matter what you want to do with your life – I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it. You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? Draft dodger! Draft dodger! Oh wait, that was Clinton. Never mind. -- Oliver North

You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. Global warming is a myth foisted on us by environmental terrorists! -- Sen. James Inhofe

You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free.
Why does he talk about critical thinking and not faith? More fair? Why does Obama hate America? -- Mitt Romney

I got a lot of second chances and had the opportunity to go to college, and law school, and follow my dreams. Michelle has a similar story. Neither of her parents had gone to college, and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard, so that she could go to the best schools in this country. Elitists! I got a great education from each of the five colleges I attended and none were Ivy League -- Sarah Palin

But the truth is, being successful is hard. And you won’t necessarily succeed at everything the first time you try. That’s OK. Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures. Why does he always have to bash Bush ?-- Bill O'Reilly

So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it.
And together we can build a socialist paradise here in the US -- Heil Obama! -- Michael Savage

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.