Arrogant Dissembler, Misguided Panderer, Rude Clown, Lying Loser, And Wonderful Winners *Open Thread* *UPDATED*

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Update at the end of the post.

I realize that these descriptors could adequately describe just about everyone below EXCEPT the “Winner.” But they do indeed refer to several different men.

Let’s begin with the “Arrogant Dissembler.” That would be MIT Professor, Jonathan Gruber. While Gruber is trying to claim he was just “speaking off the cuff,” as he did in his “apology.” Except there is another video out of him calling the American people “stupid”:

I would contend, the only ones who are “stupid” are those who voted for Democrats since it was ONLY Democrats who voted for this debacle of a bill AGAINST the will of the people. Who could forget those Town Halls when this issue was being discussed? Here’s just one as a reminder:

You might recall, Specter is no longer in office. That’s how “stupid” Americans are.

But yeah, Professor Gruber is trying to walk back an insult to the American people that he clearly believes. I am sure his only regret is that there is videographic evidence of his dripping disdain for the American people. As Charles Krauthammer said, this is how these people think of us:

Uh, yeah – that is how they think of us. Well, I, for one, think something about them, too, but I will exhibit a bit more restraint than did Professor Gruber. You can just imagine for yourself.

And then there is the Misguided Panderer. Again, this could be just about anyone in the Administration, but today, I refer to Secretary of State, John Kerry (h/t Facebook friend):

Here’s the thing. John Kerry is not a theologian, nor is whoever wrote that speech for him. It is true that Islam has its basis in Christianity and Judaism, and it is true that there are biblical injunctions for us to be good stewards of the planet. BUT – I have not heard that to be a major tenet of Islam. And while it has some basis in both Christianity and Judaism, it clearly has major departure points, including a distinct sacred text. The most lumping in together that seems appropriate is referring to the three as three of the Great Religions (meaning many adherents). Let’s leave the theology to the theologians, Sec. Kerry. You are way out of your depth on this one.

And then there is the Rude Clown. That would be President Obama and his gum-smacking ways. Now, this is not the first time Obama has been busted chomping away on gum. There was the D-Day Ceremony; his second Inauguration; and the Joplin Memorial Service, to name a few. Ugh.

But it was his smacking away on gum in China that has raised a lot of eyebrows, and the ire of the Chinese:

Good grief.

Here’s the thing. I understand that the gum on which he is chomping away is Nicorette. BUT – if a situation is inappropriate for smoking a cigarette, like during a CHURCH SERVICE, or a somber ceremony like D-Day, or even one’s Inauguration, it sure as HELL is inappropriate while representing one’s country in a country with which we have a difficult relationship. It is, quite simply, gauche. He needs to stop acting like a Rude Clown, and represent the Office of the President with FAR more decorum.

Then there is the “Loser.” Again, this could aptly describe a host of people in government right now. I am referring to Charlie Rangel and his non-apology apology about calling white people “white crackers,” claiming he didn’t know that was an insult. Oh, REALLY?? Yeah. Right, Charlie, you tax-cheating liar. From HuffPo:

[…] “I thought [cracker] was a term of endearment,” he told host Marc Lamont Hill. “[The Tea Party is] so proud of their heritage and all of the things they believe in.”

Rangel found some hypocrisy among those who agreed with his comments overall but drew the line at using the word “cracker.” He did offer a reluctant apology for offending anyone with the derogatory term, but he shrugged off the “ridiculous” criticism. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

A “TERM OF ENDEARMENT”?? Are you kidding me with this? That is just laughable on its face. What a loser. Wow.

Yuck. It is time to move to something far more positive, otherwise I would have to go take a shower right this second to rinse off the ickiness of it all.

So, to the winners: First would be Dan Sullivan, Republican US Senatorial Candidate from the great state of Alaska. At long last, over a week after the election, the results are in. Dan Sullivan has defeated incumbent Democrat, Mark Begich, to give the Republicans even more of a majority in the upcoming Congress. From The Hill:

[…] The Associated Press early Wednesday called the race for Sullivan, who defeated Begich by 49 percent to 45.3 percent with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

Roughly 30,000 votes remain uncounted, the AP reported, adding that Begich did not concede.

“Today, we are going to begin the process of turning our country around and building a brighter future for our children,” Sullivan said in a statement.

Sullivan ran a disciplined campaign, posting huge fundraising numbers and relentlessly tying Begich to President Obama as he attacked government regulation. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Just one more US Senate race to go, and that, of course, is in Louisiana between Landrieu and Cassidy. Now that Harry Reid is considering allowing the Keystone Pipeline vote to go forward in an attempt to help Landrieu, it will be interesting to see how the good people of Louisiana respond.

Finally, last, but most certainly not least, is Navy Seal, Rob O’Neill, the man who took out Osama bin Laden. As you have likely heard, Peter Doocy was able to interview O’Neill, a two-part piece, the first of which aired on Tuesday night (you can see an extended clip here). To listen to this man, the integrity, the strength, the dedication to our country and the mission is powerful indeed. No doubt, the entire interview will be replayed, so set your dvrs.

Feel free to add more winners and losers to the list. This is an Open Thread.

UPDATE: Oh, this is rich. Gruber didn’t insult Americans once, or twice, but THREE times (that they know of) at last count. The Daily Caller has the story:

[…] “It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter,” Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said during a speech at the University of Rhode Island in November 2012.

He was discussing what is known as the Cadillac tax and how it came into being.

In an effort to add a cost-control measure to Obamacare, former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who Gruber called a “hero,” successfully pushed through a 40 percent excise tax on insurance companies for plans that cost more than $10,200 for individuals and $27,000 for families. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Save your dissembling apologies, Gruber. Clearly, this is not an “off the cuff” kind of thing with you, but what you actually THINK. And that says a whole lot about you, the Democrats who voted for this monstrosity of a law, and the law itself.

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32 Responses to “Arrogant Dissembler, Misguided Panderer, Rude Clown, Lying Loser, And Wonderful Winners *Open Thread* *UPDATED*”

  1. insanitybytes22 Says:

    Good grief, there sure are a lot of clowns trying to run the circus. Nothing like saying, “you people are stupid, so vote for us!” I guess I should credit them for an unscripted rare moment of honesty.

    As to the Gum Smacker in Chief, if that’s nicotine gum, he shouldn’t be chewing it like that. LOL, seriously, it’s meant to be slowly released into your system. If you chew it like regular gum it will make you sick.

    We used to have a teacher who would say, “if I know you’re chewing gum you’re in trouble, gum was never intended to be a spectator sport.” Kind of funny, I’ve never forgotten that. It’s okay to like gum, just don’t insist on trying to share the experience with others, it isn’t polite 😉

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Exactly, insanity – it was a rare moment of honesty from the Democrats. Though watching people like Alan Colmes try to spin this is a head exploding moment, I think it speaks volumes. So does our favorite Representative, Trey Gowdy:

      And I LOVE what your teacher said abt the gum chewing not being “a spectator sport.” That is hysterical!

      It is absolutely not polite, and that Obama continues to do this at auspicious occasions says a whole lot abt him.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Love the Trey comments. I loved when he said it was hard to get past to irony to the arrogance. How perfect!

        My loser is Nancy Pelosi. No matter how many elections she wins, and WTH is the matter with voters in her district, she remains a fool. Brought the following up from the previous post because I think it shows the arrogance of the Donks so well.

        Wave? What Wave?

        An exclusive interview with an unbowed Nancy Pelosi.

        more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/nancy-pelosi-112799.html#ixzz3IrMlKqZH

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Isn’t he awesome? His remarks abt Gruber and the Dems was so spot on…

          Excellent choice with Pelosi. So even though she is crazier than a bedbug, because she is good at fundraising and sending handwritten thank-you notes, they keep her as their Leader? That says so, so much – apparently, Democrats ARE “stupid,” as Gruber says, if that is their rationale for keeping someone who makes so many insane comments as their leader.

          I mean really – there ARE actually some MUCH better choices for actual leaders, like Tammy Duckworth, for instance. While she does jump on the talking points bandwagon from time to time, she is a more thoughtful, sober, and deliberate person than Pelosi could ever DREAM of being.

          Thanks for the article – it was, um, enlightening…

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

            I might add, what is all this talk abt needing to communicate better, and go after the young voters more? I thought Obama was supposed to be SUCH a great speechifier – I think it is that some folks have finally awakened to the fact that there is no there there.

            As for the youth, they have gone after them like Sherman through Georgia. Their get out the vote ads were ALL directed at the youth vote. Has it not occurred to them that people aren’t so STUPID as to not understand what they are saying, but that they are not buying what Obama and Pelosi are selling?!?!

  2. foxyladi14 Says:

    Good morning friends thanks for a wonderful post and Videos Amy
    I am beating our dear Helen in stealing and sharing. 😀

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    A President Who Is Hearing Things

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/11/12/a_president_who_is_hearing_things_124634.html

    I found this writer’s explanation near the bottom of the piece compelling and making more sense to me than much of what the pundidiots are saying.

    ” One way of explaining what happened is as a confluent reincarnation of the Nixon era Silent Majority, 1980s Reagan Democrats, 1990s angry white males and the John Does and Mr. Smiths of Hollywood fame who want their dignity, their confidence and their country back from the elites whom they feel hijacked it.

    No one likes to be called names or bullied, especially when you feel the label is not justified or just plain mean. So when you get the chance, you strike back. That could be much of what happened on Election Day. People went out and said stop — stop telling me I’m a bad person or an extremist because I have certain moral, religious or political beliefs that don’t agree with yours.

    And it wasn’t just Republicans who might have felt this way. A majority of independents also voted Republican, according to exit polls. Also, more Democrats voted Republican than Republicans voted Democrat. “

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      What an outstanding commentary, Marge! The Dems, starting with Obama, are suffering under this delusion that all 1/3 of the voters who showed up were Republicans or something, in direct contradiction to the numbers (I mean, SOMEONE was voting for the Democrats who were running – it isn’t like anyone won with 100% of the vote, after all). No doubt, their delusion is a refusal on their part to accept that even some Dems are sick of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, yet they seem to be.

      And what to do the Dems intend to do? Keep the same leadership. IOW, the definition of insanity.

      Yeah, we don’t particularly cotton to being called stupid, extremist, or to be bullied, so while some people will always vote Dem no matter what, there are clearly some who look at the reality in front of them.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        As the Donks thrash around trying to blame the disastrous mid-terms on anyone but themselves they are not helping their party. Even obots may not like being called stupid or blamed for the faults of the Dimwit Party.

        Remember when Michelle Obama called young voters “knuckleheads”? That didn’t go down well.

        And if the Dems aren’t worried about losing the youth voters they ought to be. Their “share” of that vote is shrinking. Rapidly. Having Reid and Pelosi stay in place, the young do so love septagenarians, and Granny Hillary run for president is not going to sit well with that constituency. Many will, IMO, just stay home.

        The GOP, has a very deep bench. If only they can refrain from bringing back Romney or God forbid another Bush, they can appeal to the young who can think. JMO

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Another loser IMO…

  5. HELENK3 Says:

    history made in space today
    landing on a comet

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    Best explanation ever!

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer

    In the person of the President’s top adviser, Niccolo Machiavelli meets the modern HR manager. And no, that’s not a good thing.

    more:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/12/valerie-jarrett-obama-consigliere-and-democracy-killer.html#

    Once again the Dems just can’t help themselves. If you have a problem with Jarrett it must be because she’s a woman. What utter nonsense. And yet many women, determined to be victims will buy into this.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I could not BELIEVE they were trying to sell that crap. That’s the same thing they did with Clinton and the Benghazi hearings. You know, the, “How DARE you ask her any questions, you misogynist pig!”

      So now, a woman cannot be questioned on ANYTHING because she’s a woman?? Setting us back not just decades, but centuries now. WTH is WRONG with these people?!?!

    • piper Says:

      Most of these stories about Valerie j. are the media’s blatant attempts to shift blame away from their man. Obama didn’t do anything wrong it was all Valerie’s fault. But the sad truth – Obama is the elected president not her.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        That’s true, she may be his Rasputin but in the end it is all on him. If he’s stupid enough to let her run the White House then she will do it. Power is a contagious thing.

        But the “misogyny” b.s. is what annoys me. Where were these people when Karl Rove was attacked mercilessly on a daily basis? And they never let up on Bush just because they hated Rove so much.

        I find Rove annoying and his “brilliance” overrated. But the media sure did love to hate him and were devastated when Patrick Fitzgerald couldn’t send him to jail.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Good point, piper – I would not be surprised if they are trying to deflect away from Obama. I mean, really – just because he SAID the election was abt his policies doesn’t make it so, does it?! Ahem.

          And Marge, I completely agree abt the misogyny B.S. Since when can we not question the actions of someone based on their gender?? It is appalling, truly appalling.

  8. piper Says:

    Good read by Herman Cain
    The polls missed it, but we Americans seem to be overcoming our ‘stupidity’
    http://www.caintv.com/the-polls-missed-it-but-we-ame

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    My favorite cartoon so far this morning:

    http://assets.amuniversal.com/8514d7304cdc0132ad4f005056a9545d

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    Of all the things I fear coming out of Obama’s last two years I think his attempting to “regulate” the internet tops the list.

    The Donks haven’t been blind to the fact that their press agents in the MSM haven’t been able to keep the “news” from the part of the population that doesn’t sit like potted plants in front of the television swallowing bilge.

    If they get their way we will be fed nothing but propaganda on the internet too.

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    ‘Climate Change’ in the Land of Gruber/Obama

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2014/11/12/climate-change-in-the-land-of-gruberobama/?singlepage=true

    The big problem in being exposed as a liar and a cheat is that no one is going to believe you about much of anything. Obama is exposed as just that. Only a very stupid Obot will believe anything he says. Gruber’s big mouth and arrogance did what years of people saying what a lie Obamacare was could not do. Gruber and his big mouth and arrogance told everyone that not only did the Emporer have no clothes – there were never any clothes to begin with.

    We benefit from Gruber’s arrogance and big mouth because he disdains us so much that he forgets how many of us there are and how powerful a weapon an angry and involved electorate can be. Unfortunately for the “brilliant” duo of Gruber and Obama, they just aren’t smart enough to see that. Stupid is as stupid does ya’ll.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, yes – well said. That is precisely what Gruber has done. He has affirmed that everything we said all along was true.

      What astounds me, though, is listening to Democrats, and Indie Sen. Angus King, essentially justify the ends by these means, while attacking those who question this strategy. It is just amazing. Anyone who still suffers under the delusion that this is a “transparent” Administration is simply delusional.

      But yeah, I guess we have something to be thankful for with all of Gruber’s pronouncements abt the American people, and how they got this thing passed.

  12. HELENK3 Says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/11/branco-cartoon-the-miserable-monster/

  13. HELENK3 Says:

    gruber’s new book

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