Republican Response To State Of The Union, And Word Cloud

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Double down's picture

I am tired.  Words are getting in the way of deeds.

Jeff Lebowski's picture

92% of CBS viewers approve of Obama's speech.

This just in:  92% of CBS viewers have broken remotes and unable to turn channel to Dancing with the Stars.


Paul Ryan - 2012

TruthInSunshine's picture

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Offal or Awful. Republiturds and Demoshits. Shit sandwich or urine quenchers.

Quixotic_Not's picture

It's all a Sea of Noise and a lot of the herd are gonna drown shortly...

Good News:  The (R) & (D) Kleptomania is imploding, Halle-fuckin'-ujah!

Bad News: Doubtful USofA will survive until 2025 as one nation.

pan-the-ist's picture

I live close enough to Canada, a country which has weathered this "global" recession quite well.  Maybe they will annex the territory I live in.

chet's picture

Well put.  Either they don't mean it, or don't have the means to do any of the things they propose. 

Maybe watching Dancing with the Stars is actually the wiser use of one's time.

Dr. Porkchop's picture

I propose that all future speeches be presented as word clouds.

Selah's picture


Be careful of what you wish for!

Have you seen the documentary, "Idiocracy"?


Hulk's picture

I had a lawyer like that once...

Mercury's picture

Yeah, the emergency room scene is what Obamacare is going to look like.

Moonrajah's picture

Hell, the court-room scene describes what is already here and now.

pan-the-ist's picture

Make your way to the nearest local emergency room --where the poor get their health care.

bb5's picture

does this mean that republicans will block the raising of the debt ceiling?

tmosley's picture

Hahahaha ha ha...hah.

PY-129-20's picture

That was funny.

Or as our communist friend Michael Jackson would've said it: "Beat it!"

kridkrid's picture

You'll be getting a letter from my lawyer in the morning.

gwar5's picture

Ryan has a frimer grasp than Obama and his ex-team of financial geniuses.

nmewn's picture

"Ryan has a frimer grasp than Obama and his ex-team of financial geniuses."

Yes...once he got through the emotive Tuscon crap.

This I found striking...

"We need to reclaim our American system of limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations, and sound money, which has blessed us with unprecedented prosperity."

I don't know what he means by "sound money" if it means what I think it means it's a good thing...if not, it didn't need to be in there and is more pandering bullshit.

I'm past me...right fucking now!


Skeptical_10016's picture

"We need to reclaim our American system of limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations, and sound money, which has blessed us with unprecedented prosperity."

I don't know what he means by "sound money" if it means what I think it means it's a good thing...if not, it didn't need to be in there and is more pandering bullshit."

He absolutely means what you think (i.e. preserving the value of the dollar)...........see his full presentation ("Roadmap") here:

nmewn's picture

You must understand something about me.

For the first half of my life I was a democrat. For the second half of my life I was a republican.

I've seen all this before.

The problem is deeper than gross incompetence, croynism and outright criminality at the top. It's in the electorate.

The problem is us...the people.

We elect people to government to take from other people (at the point of a gun if necessary) in order for the government to then give it to us. Some justify this as redistribution of ill gotten gains to asuage their own guilt in voting to steal what is not theirs.

We vote for people who will throw another man in jail for life for robbing a bank to pay his mortgage but stand aside as the entire country is looted to buy another yacht. 

We are enthralled by a well made speech...a well spoken man...finely dressed & cropped, who has never run a business, never made a payroll, never had to make a truly hard choice in their life.

A representative or senator should be seen as wholey unqualified for the job of executive for these reasons alone...but they are one time they were seen this way. 

Can one or two of these "public servants" be someone to be trusted to act responsibly? Possibly, yes...but now your playing the odds game with the odds long against you, because most can't be.

When a president can win on the basis of "pills for seniors" or "hope n change" it says all that needs to be said.  

The problem is not them, it's us.

Bob's picture

Quite eloquent, nmewn!

I'm inclined to cut the "sheeple" some slack, given that they've been conditioned to accept the judgements of subject matter "experts" that come out of the "public debate" charades staged by the Corporate Media for their edification.  Put that together with the coordinated messages of the captured politicians and you get an echo chamber that is beyond most people's intellectual/educational means to escape. 

But you're right.  It's US any way you slice it.

Quixotic_Not's picture

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I'm crying.

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

Been a slow ascent from the morass of sheepster stupidity, but we've only managed to barely escape the instinct to bend the knee to the "Devine right of Kings"...

Shell Game's picture

+1 Ditto 100% of what you said, nmewn.

VodkaInKrakow's picture

I like this... "...who has never run a business, never made a payroll, never had to make a truly hard choice in their life." and "...A representative or senator should be seen as wholey unqualified for the job of executive for these reasons alone..".

Wait one minute. Wait for it. Wait... wait... wait...

Then how unqualified are all those 'businessmen' who have made a payroll, have made a truly hard choice, and run business; that serve as advisors to President Obama and Congress. Who lobby to have the rules crafted for their business prosperity?

Pretty un-fucking qualified to be President, Senator, or Representative - let alone tie my shoe-laces.

We are in this mess BECAUSE of business. Globalisation? For business. Wall Street criminality? Made for business.

Repeal of Glass-Stegall? For Business. Pushed by Business Leaders. LTCM? Business. S&L Crisis? Again, business. Dot-com Bubble? Pimped by business. Tax Loopholes (Goggle paid what(?) 2.5% taxes last year) - for Business.

Lobbied by business. Bought by business. Congress. All in the name of business. Run by businessmen and -women who have run a business, made a payroll, and made hard choices.

As if business leaders are the end-all, be all, solution for our problems. Seems to be the other goddamn around.

nmewn's picture

Most of the things you bring up was brought about by what I call poli-fin engineering.

Financial & political engineering, often times at the societal level.

Repeal of Glass-Steagall was to getaround controls placed on the commercial banks (think New York City-Boston-Wall Street-Washington axis) after the last time they destroyed the economy.

It needs to be restored.

S&L, NAFTA...were either in "highly regulated" fields or came about by laws being passed by pols...LTCM was a den of thieves with Nobel Prize winning thieves...which is exactly my point.

Elite snobs trying to control every aspect of our lives.

If you have someone coming to you saying vote for me and your new museum, swimming pool, healthcare, whatever...will be free to are being bribed.

You should know this instinctively. You should not have to be told the person is a thief. The only way he can do these wonderful things for you is to take it from someone else.

The point of government is to keep the thieves at bay, track them down and incarcerate them, not become thieves themselves.

It speaks volumes to me that the largest financial meltdown since the Great Depression has seen no one go to jail for it.

Yet no one, no enterprising reporter, no politician, no banker, no corporate CEO, asks why this is?

It was all quite legal & highly regulated wasn't it? ;-)

pan-the-ist's picture

Bahhahaha.  You fell victim to a sound bite. LMFAO.

bob_dabolina's picture

This should have been the State Of The Union Address. This encompasses, in all it's essence, the true state of the union not some bull shit about Sputnik.

RockyRacoon's picture

How 'bout a shit sandwich to go with that kool-aid?

Mariposa de Oro's picture

Don't forget to add a steaming pile of Hopium....

JW n FL's picture

is it just me? or did 4 republicans...

nixon, gold standard...

regean, structured debt run up...

daddy bush?

lil bush?

lil bush part duex in technicolor.. I guess he is a dem..

but.. is it just me? or does anyone here really think the sales pitch from the republicans.. which turned into a $50b cut back (out of $3T - $4T) is just more hope for change that will be lobbied away?

I look forward to the responses.

Shell Game's picture

Notice how Ryan didn't talk about 1.) Dismantling the TBTF banks?  2.) Dismantling the Fourth Branch?  or, 3.) How exactly his 'real money' idea won't benefit the above?

I would think not many here on ZH actually believe the R's mean to make the hard decisions that are required.

VodkaInKrakow's picture

Watching from Poland, I turned off the crap after twenty-eight minutes. And I was drinking a nice Wyborawa z sokiem yablkowy.

This speech was bullshit, with very little of import. Notice how all of his timeframes are WELL AFTER he has left office.


And Rand Paul is a loon. A loon with some right ideas. And a shitload of wrong ideas.

Salinger's picture

apart from the fact that much of America will be asleep by the time Ryan starts his speech there is a bigger issue, notwithstanding the content, he is a very poor speaker

Grifter's picture

You weren't kidding.  That was painful.

Common_Cents22's picture

By the time obummer is finished with America we'll puke when we hear another "slick" teleprompter reader.

wretch's picture

But... but... he's wicked-smart on this budget stuff.

GlassHammer's picture

Empty rhetoric to fill empty minds.

And its true for both parties. 



Mariposa de Oro's picture

I think of it as 'sheeple-food'.  Fill 'em up, and keep shearing.

Cheesy Bastard's picture

Off topic:  Anyone else unable to get to the comments on the Faber article?

GlassHammer's picture

Yeah I had that problem a few minutes ago.

GlassHammer's picture

It just seemed to go away after a few minutes. So maybe wait it out?

Cheesy Bastard's picture

Yup.  Got there a few minutes later.  Thanks again!

Dexter Morgan's picture

If you're female and desire to be on the US Supreme Court, is it mandatory that you are a lesbian or look like a character from Laugh-In?

Common_Cents22's picture

No, you can be female but you just have to look like a man. 

Dapper Dan's picture

One issue that was not raised as readily as it should have been is the fact that with the appointment of Kagan to the Supreme Court, the high court will be almost completely dominated by graduates of Harvard University and Yale University (Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated from Columbia, but even she spent time at The Harvard Law School before transferring).  This sets a dangerous precedent in our legal system, threatening to make America into an aristocracy, where 99.9% of the population doesn’t matter.   There are brilliant legal minds who attend schools other than Harvard and Yale, and many of these promising young attorneys are going to be overlooked by individuals like Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas, who have less than stellar abilities that are over-ridden by solid gold connections.  President Obama has bought into the aristocracy and thus undermined his credibility with both everyday Americans and African American women.

Ripped from NewsOne

Dr Boyce Watkins

Alienated Serf's picture

we live in an ivy league globalist aristocracy, and have for quite some time now

Bill D. Cat's picture

But ........ but .......... TRAINS !!!!!!