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"It's Hard to Talk When You're Teabagging" - Cooper

David Gergen makes some very excellent points about the disintegration of the Republican Party, but Anderson Cooper delivers the punchline of the week at the end.

Don't these Teabaggers realize that they came off looking like total imbeciles?

The public opinion polls show that the country is squarely behind the Obama administration on the issue of the economy, and yet these folks demonstrated just how extreme the right wing is becoming.


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Comments (11)

Rich Fader:

Singularly unfortunate choice of words by Anderson, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

Paul Hooson:

David Gergen is one of the smartest political minds, who has worked for presidents of both parties although he's a moderate Democrat. I always appreciate his opinions on all things political.

At least conservatives and libertarians have balls. Poor Anderson Cooper ... he's jealous.

Since liberals seem incapable of framing the issue any other way, perhaps we should simply ask -- would you rather be "teabagged" by conservatives, or royally fucked by Democrats?

Apparently defending $10 trillion more in Federal debt has turned the Democratic Party into one damn expensive whore.

Lee Ward:

Ohhh, how cool. The "F" word from an anti-abortion extremist on "TeaBag" day... yet another example of the fact that the April 15th "tax demonstrations" had nothing to do with taxes, but with kicking some dust up on liberals.

The "F" word. How "edgy" and so "cool".

"New", "edgy" and "cool" is this the new "Grassroots GOP?" - the ones with grass stains on their knees from bowing in front of the Fox News Gods?

What Rush up to today, Mike? Haven't you received your marching orders in your email box yet today?

Is it a slow news day - or is this yet another sign that the right is now playing defense instead of offense?

Hmmm, pushing back a bit - and making the right wing uncomfortable... make a note. Good thing.

Since context is everything, let me thank you on behalf of Wizbang Blue for your "fucking" comment, Mike Laprarie.

Steve:

Lee, now that you've had a chance to vent your empty sarcasm, how about you address Mike's point?

Lee Ward:

DId he have a point? I thought he was just here to be edgy and cool - the new GOP.

He didn't make any points worth defending, Steve. The current federal spending is necessary to lift the country out of a recession, and Obama has pledged to pound the deficit back into submission over the next 8 years. Clinotn was able to manage the budget and deficit - Bush didn't but that doesn't mean that Obama won't.

Let the man do his job, and if he fails then criticize him - bus so far Americans believe Obama has the answers and the Republicans in Congress don't by a 3:1 margin...

So what exactly needs addressing - Mike's minority, out of touch views? They're just more faux outrage and noise from the anti-abortion extremists who want to drag this country into a recession. It's meaningless and frivolous, designed to raise the ire of the non-thinking class that Fox News and right wing blogs prey on.

Americans by a 3:1 ratio aren't falling for it.

ke_future:

it's a lie that the spending spree the government is on is required to lift us out of the recession. the CBO, not a particluarly right wing group, has already stated that the recession would turn around later this year, even if we did nothing. all the spending is doing is expanding the roll of government and adding to our debt.

and obama can vow to do whatever he wants. he has a poor track record on actually doing what he promises.

Lee Ward:

It's the CBO's opinion that would happen - Obama was elected to take action, not do nothing... doing nothing is a particularly Republican trait.

Reagan:

Show me the parties in the streets of America celebrating our current President!

Still nothing here at Wizbang Blue about how great life is because of the democratically elected President?

The positive vibe here is deafening. I love how Wizbang Blue incessantly points out that there are so many great things happening now under the Hopeychangey administration that we don't have to regress into some weird blame game going back to (at least) the Woodrow Wilson administration. It is also refreshing to see that nit picking some inconsequential VICE PRESIDENTIAL candidate is passe here at Wizbang Blue.

I am so thankful and sleep soundly knowing that a responsible thinking party has the reigns.


What we all want to know (according to what I think Rachel Maddow is investigating) is:

Will Obama legalize weed or not? If not, if using it is so bad to not at least decriminalize pot & coke, how did a one time heavy user of pot and cocaine become the most powerful political figure in the world? Talk about a hypocrite. How dare he denounce drug experimentation and use. As if he'd have turned out better had he never smoked pot and snorted coke?

He might have a point. Is he not the best Barack Obama he could be? And is he admitting that? If pot and coke damages people why did he run for President in the first place?

Christina Viering:

I think Alan Greenspan was key to keeping the economy under control.

At least you folks are okay with a post about the tea party. WizBangBlog seems to take issue these days with anyone who even offers a view that isn't far right.

Like this ridiculous exchange courtesy of their comment editor.


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