Aliens Among Us

If you missed the Daily Show yesterday —

E.J. Dionne writes about how wingnuts are making the President out to be alien. Of course, that’s because they can’t come out and say what they are really thinking — “Damn! He’s a n—–!” But they’re also going overboard with the old traditional talking points on Democrats, including the one that they are “soft” on national defense. This is from Richard Adams’s commentary on last night’s GOP debate:

Everyone bar Ron Paul is fixating on Iran and the current president’s fecklessness, which includes such statesmanlike arguments as this from Gingrich: “As long as you are America’s enemy, you’re safe”.

I’m sure Osama bin Laden would agree with Newt that America’s enemies are safe. If he wasn’t so dead, that is.

Anyway — the irony is that the President is, in Dionne’s words, “a garden-variety American who plays basketball and golf, has a remarkably old-fashioned family life and, in the manner we regularly recommend to our kids, got ahead by getting a good education.” If any group of people ought to be voted “most likely to be space aliens” it would be the four clowns still in the presidential race.

17 thoughts on “Aliens Among Us

  1. Orwell, “the common man, to be controlled, must remain an ignorant fanatic, whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation and orgiastic triumph.” What better way to control the ‘common’ man than to make the thing/person to fear the president.

  2. I think Dionne is exactly right about how all-American Obama really is. I remember the Republicans complaining that he was neglecting his duties in order to announce his brackets for the NCAA tournament. (We’ll probably get a replay next month, in fact.) So with their usual mental agility, they’re apparently able to believe both that Obama is weird, foreign, and alien, and that he’s too obsessed with NCAA basketball.

    And yes, you want to talk about un-American, let’s talk about Rick Santorum’s belief that one of the duties of the President is to declare who the real Christians are.

  3. Richard Adams missed an opening, though. He should have said Osama bin Laden is safely dead.

  4. Pure P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-O-N!
    I think for people from “Baby Doc” Bush’s party, they’re confused as to who the enemies were safer under.
    They were the ones who completely lost track of bin Laden, who figured out that the last place anyone would look for him, was in a house guarded like a castle, within spitting distance of Pakistan’s West Point.
    And it took months to find Saddam Hussein, who hid in a hole in the ground. That was his BIG mistake – here we were, looking for oil to pay for this stupid Bush War, and hides in a hole in the ground?
    And they were the ones who began palling around with Libya’s former Dictator.

  5. Way OT – but worth a minute for a laugh. Mitt as a character from “Anchorman:”

    We had an HR VP, who eventually became my boss, who was the worst boss, and an absolute f*cking idiot, where I worked in NC in the telecommunications industry, who would latch onto some word from the technical people, and repeat it as if she knew what the hell she was talking about.
    My friends and I always wanted to say something like, “Well, the frabdicator didn’t give the correct dulcimer level, so we think it’s a lamplitude problem, where it’s blocked, probably caused by too much gerblitude in the analalator,” and then listen to her say that in some future meeting.
    Lord, she was the most vain stupid person, and most stupid vain person, I’ve ever met. A Republican, as if you didn’t know. From South Carolina.

  6. I can tell you I’d much rather have a dinner with O than any of the clowns on the GOP side. People like Mitten, who are 100% about money; and like Frothy, Newt, and Crazy, who are all about hate, just aren’t much fun to be around.

  7. “that’s because they can’t come out and say what they are really thinking — “Damn! He’s a n—–!””

    ‘Scuse me while I whip this [clip from Blazing Saddles] out.

  8. OT – I just saw Rudy on CNN. Yeah, the one who thinks he saved NYC on Sept 11. Anyway, he had something on his mind, IMO. In discussing where he agreed & disagreed with Rick, he delivered the line that he showed up for. “I’m a moderate republican.” He’s thinking brokered convention and announcing his qualification – namely to the power brokers that he can make the pivot to center that none of the fable four will be able to do. Granted, that’s just my guess, but if Rudy plays camera hog bashing Obama over the next few months….

  9. Damn! He’s a n—–!” What exactly are you referring to or talking about. Do you mean he is a nut or what! Please let us know!

  10. How can you attack a black man while he sings the blues? He aint black and we aint blue?

    Just the same as yesterday and again tomorrow, he aint president, he’s…………….

  11. After the debate – when a question about contraception turned into an indictment of the immorality of women liberated from inhibition by the devil pill. Makes me wonder, since the pill isn’t a barrier, if they will want to prohibit antibiotics from being prescribed for STD’Ss. God created gonorrea for a purpose.

    Two more items of snark – and no puns. I hope the four candidates are collectively introduced in future debates as ‘The Pussy Possie’. (You can run, but you can’t hide.) Second, there’s potential for a federal career for us old guys enforcing sexual regulations and preventing immorality. Call it the Department of Sexual Security. I see a new cabinet-level position. In fact the Kama Sutra will have to be revised to include this new position.

  12. GOP POV:
    Guns don’t kill people.
    Bullets don’t kill people.
    People kill people.

    Dicks don’t kill people.
    Balls don’t kill people.
    People with vagina’s kill people.

    I like “The Pussy Possie” a lot.
    My contribution would be”The Four Horsemen of the Dickopalypse!”

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