“Oh yeah, sure he LOOKS nice ...”
Ah, the path of love. Cobbled, as ever, with the fragments of dashed dreams.
You fall for a handsome guy. He’s smart, he’s cute, he’s even-tempered. However, his tendency to imitate a doormat taxes your patience.
So you push a little. Test him by trying to take advantage of his good nature. React, damn you! Nada. He’s not rising to it. But then he finally does ...
Right-wing pundits have been driven to tear-sodden cris de coeur in the wake of the Washington Examiner hackjob article decrying the president’s decision to deliver some home truths in person to tragic Munster clone Paul Ryan, then compound the offense to Ryan’s whole family by doing the same into an “inadvertently” open mic. The brute.
Why oh why is Obama being so cruel all of a sudden? Well, it’s the ancient story. An old flame from the past you thought he’d gotten over has been rekindled. Your ever-faithful friend Newsbusters has revealed all about your paramour:
This past week’s big story in Kosland was the midweek shift in tone in posts about President Obama. Before Wednesday’s budget speech, Kossacks portrayed Obama as a wimp, a Reaganite ....
That’s him! That’s what he’s like! *sniffle* Or so I thought ...
After the speech, he was their savvy, aggressive, progressive hero.
The two-timing bastard!!!! I thought we had a civil union!!!! Boohoohoohoohoo
And as so often when there’s a rift in true love, the lovers’ friends take sides.
Ed Driscoll says you’re too good for Obama. He’s always been like this, but you were too blinded by infatuation to see it.
Having long stood on the sidelines looking down his nose in disapproval at your liaison, Paul Krugman says Obama did the right thing. You just weren’t right for each other:
Sorry to be cynical, but right now “bipartisan” is usually code for assembling some conservative Democrats and ultraconservative Republicans — all of them with close ties to the wealthy, and many who are wealthy themselves — and having them proclaim that low taxes on high incomes and drastic cuts in social insurance are the only possible solution.
So let’s not be civil. Instead, let’s have a frank discussion of our differences. In particular, if Democrats believe that Republicans are talking cruel nonsense, they should say so — and take their case to the voters.
The ever-chivalric Col. Mustard is as incensed as I’ve ever seen him, resorting to cartoon swearywords in your defense:
It’s Now Patriotic to Call Paul Krugman a !@%$#%@ Hypocrite
Do go on.
That’s exactly what Republicans, and conservatives, and Tea Party supporters have been doing the past two years in criticizing the substance of Obamacare and Obama’s policies, which earned Krugman’s ire and accusations of hate-speech and inciting violence.
But when Obama accused Paul Ryan not merely of having a supposedly flawed plan, but of wanting senior citizens, the disabled and the sick to suffer, that’s okay with Krugman. Dissent all of the sudden is patriotic.
The bastard. Next Obama’ll be ranting about death panels. And Col. Mustard discovers even worse, a fiendish plot to stifle reasonable discourse:
I could go on and on, but the NY Times new firewall has blocked me when I tried to pull up additional Krugman columns ... Now I know the real reason for the paywall, to prevent those of us who do not want to feed the beast from getting the evidence to call Paul Krugman what he is, a complete and total phony, a hypocrite of the worst type, a has-been using his Nobel Prize as an excuse to call others names to cover up his lack of evidence.
For want of a few bucks, a wingnut column was lost.
Meanwhile, some of your more floridly emotional pals, like Leon H. Wolf of Redstate, go even further:
Paul Krugman Calls for the Assassination of Paul Ryan
Woah. This is in danger of getting out of hand. After two years or so of exercising saintly patience and always giving Obama the benefit of the doubt, even the normally extremely measured Confederate Yankee has had enough with the philanderer:
Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, is truly amazing. Whenever I am certain that he has sunk to the absolute depths of mendacity and rank partisanship, whenever I have no doubt that his socialistic urges have sunk to the lowest measurable level, he digs a hole—nay, hires a dredge (with taxpayer dollars, of course)—and sinks even lower. I speak, of course, of his April 13 teleprompter reading on fixing America’s burgeoning debt.
The speech was obviously intended to be a refutation and response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, a convincing alternative. In that it neither refuted nor responded to Ryan’s proposal, except to insult its author, it was a complete failure. Likewise, it lacked any coherent details or figures that could be tested or measured, so it cannot serve as an alternative. If it was intended to convince the public that Mr. Obama is knowledgeable about and fully engaged in economic issues, it again failed and abysmally so.
It was a small, mean-spirited, partisan speech. It was not the speech of a confident, engaged, serious leader, but of the perpetual campaigner who knows only how to bask in the glory of his own press releases. It can no longer be denied that Mr. Obama is not only incompetent, but a clear and present danger to the short and long term security of America. The alternative is that he actually seeks our economic downfall. We ignore his utter lack of adult seriousness and competence—or his intentional hostility to our continuing national existence—at our own, very real, peril.
There, there. Never mind. “Proof” at Proof Positive says Obama wasn’t all that anyway:
“Mean Streak: Obama is Not as Nice as he Looks”
...only they should have used this picture!
I’d exercise caution in clicking that link to see the pic in question. It’s SCAAAARY!
Here. Have a hanky. Blow your nose. Dry your eyes. Plenty more fish in the sea. Time is a great healer. You’ll get over him. It may take—ooh—two years, it may take six, but you will get over him. Promise