Obama Comes Clean

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In a strange coincidence, President Obama, as reported by Bloomberg, just followed Mario Monti's new normal and 'came clean' about the real state of the economy, following his earlier snafu:

  • *OBAMA SAYS `ABSOLUTELY CLEAR' ECONOMY NOT FINE, AP SAYS
  • *AP SAYS OBAMA SEEKS TO CLARIFY PRIVATE SECTOR REMARKS

The President went on to say that he knows the economy "needs to be strengthened" while clinging to his basic belief that there has been some momentum. Is 'truth' the new 'lie'? Or did hope and change just change on less hope?

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Fri, 06/08/2012 - 15:58 | 2508449 RacerX
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"Speaking from the Choom-wagon"

Yeah it's clear alright. CRYSTAL clear.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 15:58 | 2508453 SilverTree
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We can't handle the truth?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:07 | 2508492 tsx500
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" OBAMA COMES CLEAN "  huh ?     That's not what Larry Sinclair claims ! ! !http://www.wnd.com/2008/02/56626/

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:12 | 2508533 macholatte
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McCoy: [talking about Norman] There's something wrong about a man who never smiles, and whose conversation never varies from the routine of the job, and who won't talk about his background.
Spock: I see.
McCoy: Spock... I mean, that it's, uh... it's odd for a non-Vulcan. Um... the ears make all the difference.

 

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:14 | 2508538 macholatte
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Captain Kirk: Everything Harry tells you is a lie. Remember that. Everything Harry tells you is a lie.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: Now listen to this carefully, Norman. I am... lying.
Norman: You say you are lying, but if everything you say is a lie, then you are telling the truth, but you cannot tell the truth because everything you say is a lie, but you lie... You tell the truth but you cannot for you lie... illogical! Illogical! Please explain! You are human. Only humans can explain their behavior! Please explain!
Captain Kirk: [giving him the same statement the androids have repeatedly given him several times before] I am not programmed to respond in that area.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:55 | 2508693 knukles
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When I said everything is really OK, I meant that everything as I know it and believe me, I know everything, is fine and dandy.  The seats on OurForceWon are still leather, no graffiti on the walls or carpet, the white folks who wait on me hand and foot are still pleasant, nobody's threatened anyone else, there's still plenty of food and booze, people beg for my attention for highly important matters of state, we have plenty of time for MSNBC, Sports Desk and reruns of drone strikes, the kids play with that fucking big ass purebred dog that Kennedy rescued form the pound for me which sheds the shit all over, all my closest personal friends from Hollywood come to entertain me, the captains of industry fawn to be around me for the few moments of their fame because of me, the car service is punctual, the gardens well tended, I can and do say anything I damned well please and nobody but that fuck Limbaugh messes with me and he'll get his with a royal drone strike and my people still love me.
And I still am still the fucking chief of the most powerful nation on earth.
Everything's fine.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 17:49 | 2508887 zaphod
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Exactly, as far as POTUS is concerned, his number of vacations has gone up significantly over the past 4 years, same for golfing, dinners and family relaxation time. Best of all he hasn't had to pay for his family's fun time. Life is good, what are you rubes complaining about?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:12 | 2509279 Surly Bear
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Oh, yeah, like I need a fucking news story to know we're not doing fine. What a boob.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 01:10 | 2509679 Richard Chesler
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Who knew bankster cock could be so sour?

Useless tool...

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 00:24 | 2509638 Element
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Ever heard the saying, "Hope springs eternal".

 

" ... we're gonna need another four years ..." - Sheriff Brodie, JAWS

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 21:45 | 2509442 Fail2Deliver
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But the teleprompter said just the other day that everything was fine, why does the teleprompter now say the economy is bad? Something must be wrong with the teleprompter obviously.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:04 | 2508493 MillionDollarBonus_
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Another excerpt from my book, "Lies of the Right":

Chapter 8 - Purism
 
I believe it was Mark Potock of the Southern Poverty Law Center who coined the term right wing purism. 

Purism stems from the arrogant assumption that universal propositions have to be either true or false. That absolutist statements like "taxation is theft" have a Boolean truth value. This is NOT necessarily the case. Propositions can actually be half-way true or a quarter false. Liberals understand this very well, which is why we prefer to talk about the effects of actions rather than the dogmatic principles that classify then as moral or immoral according to libertarian dogma. 

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:11 | 2508529 Normalcy Bias
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SPLC? LOL!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:22 | 2508920 emersonreturn
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where is max? is he haunting other sites?  i think he's timmy...possibly one of his old school chums?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:12 | 2509277 NemoDeNovo
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It is a sad stae of affairs when we here are looking for the Old Trolls to make us smile........

 

We are so FUBAR - Someone PLEASE pull the plug on this maddness so that we may begin the process of cleaningup the mess and rebuilding if we can...........

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 10:10 | 2510031 Husk-Erzulie
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It's a priviledge to see an artist grow into their art.  Your work just keeps getting better MDB :-)

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:12 | 2508535 New England Patriot
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Just to play along, can you give an example of a Liberal "half-truth" or "quarter-truth?" 

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:28 | 2508543 mayhem_korner
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I think "Barry Soetero is black" is a half truth...

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 07:23 | 2509895 GetZeeGold
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It's the next NAACP ad.......hey he's only half black therefore you can't hold us responsible.

 

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 09:26 | 2509996 krispkritter
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Actually I think he's white but he's so full of shit he looks like he does...

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 14:21 | 2512444 Ident 7777 economy
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+1 ... and WAY past his eyeballs ...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:52 | 2508690 Lucky Guesst
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Smart car.

Car... kinda

Smart... not so much

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 17:02 | 2508717 Lucky Guesst
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Oh and Environmental Protection Agency LOL...

Equal rights ROFL

 

I could play this all night!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 21:47 | 2509445 boogerbently
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Clinton:

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 06:26 | 2509867 jez
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Department of Defense.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:14 | 2508539 mayhem_korner
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Hmm...colorful, but i don't follow why would you equate libertarians with the "right wing"?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:24 | 2508582 MillionDollarBonus_
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Well, because libertarians openly embrace the "free market" and "capitalism" which are understood by most people to be heartless and criminal. Only a right wing extremist would bring embrace concepts like these that hurt people's feelings.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:32 | 2508610 The Big Ching-aso
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All I know is that B4 I got married my private sector seemed 2 do a lot better than 2 day.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:33 | 2508617 mayhem_korner
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In Family Feud, when someone gives an answer that is 3-sigma to the downside, there is a pregnant pause before the balance of the distraught family clamors "good answer!"  In that spirit and in honor of the late Richard Dawson, I bid you "good answer!"

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 14:18 | 2512435 Ident 7777 economy
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Sorry, delayed answer, +1 ....

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:37 | 2508636 mathdock
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Of course, your statement has only a degree of truth to it.  Not the first part--it is utterly true, probably.  To some, it is heartless to deny the free exchange of products and criminal to limit one's potential by fiat because THAT would be heartless.  And then the final part is utterly false, probably, for left-wing extremeists believe themselves to be good persons by working to homogenize outcomes rather than opportunties......

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 17:03 | 2508739 GeezerGeek
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Does that mean that hurting people's bodies - as opposed to feelings - is the domain of left wing extremists? Come to think of it, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Hitler - all socialists, all murderers of millions.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:35 | 2509573 MeelionDollerBogus
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Actually Hitler is an anti-socialist Eugenicist (can't ever be both at the same time, eugenics and socialist) and Mao is a central-control communist (which is not socialist).

Pol Pot is a puppet warlord propped up by the USA to hit Cambodia for no good reason at all but "prevention" of "Communism"

Stalin is a right-wing Fascist, no left-wing to speak of there. Not a drop of it.

 

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 14:16 | 2512429 Ident 7777 economy
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+- 1; torn on this one so no overall score...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:00 | 2508921 Treeplanter
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Hurting my feelings with your sarcasm.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 07:14 | 2509886 Dane17
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Criminal- only in a liberal fantasy world.

Heartless- I hope so. Who but a full retard would want emotion or feeling to play heavily into a free market?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 17:00 | 2508727 GeezerGeek
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But...I don't understand why anyone associates elitist socialism in any of its forms - communism, progressivism, fascism, national socialism, liberalism, corporatism, etc. - with the "right wing". Clearly libertarians are not "left wing", and if you do not understand why one would equate them with the "right wing", just where on the (stupid) left-right scale would you put them? Off in left field?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:08 | 2508942 Treeplanter
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Famous libertarian Adolf Hitler was a menber of the Bavarian Soviet in 1918.  But Stalin said he was right wing and that's that.

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 14:14 | 2512427 Ident 7777 economy
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Psychotherapy fail huh?

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 06:24 | 2509864 StychoKiller
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The political spectrum has more than one dimension!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:25 | 2508589 Bicycle Repairman
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Normally I don't feed f**king idiot trolls.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:27 | 2508594 canardo
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Well, everything is relative, don't ya know? There is no black or white, just countless shades of grey. etc etc etc blablabla

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 17:32 | 2508772 strannick
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Did he just explain why Obama has no prinviples?

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:36 | 2509032 El Oregonian
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You've got a book? Nice, I was running low on ass wiping material... I'm just trying to save a tree...

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 22:15 | 2509472 Quantum Nucleonics
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Does anyone else find law and poverty together in the organization's name as ironic and contradictory?

 

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:22 | 2508573 imapopulistnow
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Obama doesn't understand the truth

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 22:28 | 2509489 wee-weed up
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Obama opens mouth and inserts foot vigorously! Incompetency on parade!

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 18:24 | 2508987 PoliticalRefuge...
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best line today... here have another greenie..

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:03 | 2508490 palmereldritch
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The Choom-wagon has been refurbished for the election campaign.

It's now known as The Bath Salts Bus

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 07:27 | 2509901 GetZeeGold
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It's now known as The Bath Salts Bus

 

...partnering with Goldman Sacks.....we're gonna rip you eyeballs out Muppets!

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