March 26, 2012

Obama names generation for Himself [Darleen Click]

The under forty set of people, By the Power of The One, are now to be known as Gen44

In 2008, President Obama empowered a new generation of young Americans with his relentless call for change. […]

As President Obama told us in 2008 and continues to remind us now, the work did not end on Election Day. We made commitments to each other about what we hope tomorrow looks like and what we believe our country can be and they are commitments we must fight for every day. From our commitment to these ideals, we created Generation Forty Four or Gen44 for short—a council to cultivate and empower a rising generation of leaders in the Democratic Party.

Hey, boys and girls, how does it feel to be branded by Dear Leader?

Posted by Darleen @ 10:58pm

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Comments (34)

  1. Makes me glad I turned 40 last October and escaped! Sadly for Obama I remember the Carter era (Turn out lights in rooms you aren’t using! Wear a sweater! Don’t drive unless you need to! Take your vacation at home again this year! ) and the two years that followed.

    I am not amused.

  2. You know what ya gotta do when you’re “Branded“.

  3. Hmm. Two things.

    1. When did “under 40” become “young”? Didn’t the cutoff used to be 30? Or was that thrown down the memory hole?

    2. So they are using Gen44 to indicate that you’re under 40. Would they use Gen34 or Gen33 to indicate that you’re under 30?

  4. I don’t play the part of a shrink on TV, but even I can see that this guy’s got him some narcissism problems.

  5. Some one esplain to me: How exactly are the guys who came up with this the smart ones?

  6. Richard

    Gen44 isn’t about age as about O! Being the 44th president.

  7. Send us your $44 contibution, and you too can be part of the exciting….

  8. Soo glad I dont qualify to wear that brand.

  9. The #Gen44 hashtag was a hoot. It seems to have died a quick death.

  10. Gen44 isn’t about age as about O! Being the 44th president.

    My thought exactly, and I was under the impression that he was renaming Millennials, and yet his own page says it’s under 40 which tells me he really doesn’t understand what a generation is. I blame Daddy issues.

  11. I’m from the generation before “GenX,” which some would say makes me “GenW.”

    Personally, I’d rather be the Pepsi generation. Comin’ at ya, goin’ strong.

    Put yourself behind a Pepsi — ’cause when you’re livin’, you belong!

  12. The best part about this Gen44 thing is the look on a hipster’s face when you explain to him that he’s self-identifying as a brownshirt/ward of the state. Look at the little cockroaches run!

  13. OK, the sense of self-regard on Obama’s part is getting to be a bit much; especially the part where he and his supporters are shocked, SHOCKED!, when they discover it rubs people the wrong way. In their eyes, who wouldn’t love dear leader

    The answer being, RACISTS!, that’s who; they don’t love them some dear leader…Or yoots in hoodies.

  14. Check out this comment from US lefty Sophia on Harry’s Place, Bob (I read crap like this, so you don’t have to):

    26 March 2012, 9:47 pm

    Jeez. Attacking Obama when the fact is, the opposition has practically hogtied the country, and would rather take it down than help try to work on the economy and also try to fix our infrastructure and initiate serious energy alternatives, which is vital for many reasons – I can’t believe some of the above comments.

    And, that leaves the rather obvious fact that the Republican presidential candidates are all extremists. Even the supposedly moderate Romney has signed off on the disastrous Paul Ryan budget and apparently has sworn fealty to Grover Norquist, instead of to the country he seeks to lead; this is abominable.

    Santorum is a real piece of work. Maybe he should run for Pope, in the Middle Ages; alas the attacks on women, poor people, the environment, science, education, unions continue apace, but, people complain about Obama.

    I honestly don’t get it.

    Obots aren’t known for their grasp of reality, the opposition, just a general lack of comprehension about anything not involving feelings. It’s pretty typical in my experience.

  15. dick

  16. Dear

  17. 99

  18. Obots aren’t known for their grasp of reality, the opposition, just a general lack of comprehension about anything not involving feelings. It’s pretty typical in my experience.

    Typical, and terribly frustrating. Even on those occasions when I can get one of the Obots to listen to me, they switch off the moment they realize that I’m poking holes in their carefully constructed “reality.” They don’t want to hear about unintended consequences. They don’t want to talk about the performance of every single bureaucracy they’ve ever had to deal with, and how a health care bureaucracy is going to be just as bad, if not worse. They don’t want to consider the effect of setting unlimited demand against very limited supply. They don’t want to admit that the country is already broke, and they’re just speeding up the inevitable collapse. They just want to feel good, and so they vote for those who tell them comforting things, and don’t demand a lot of thinking or hard work in return.

    Being a responsible adult is hard work, and it’s more than most of these benighted fools are up for. Little wonder that our arguments about liberty and self-reliance and dignity seem to fall on deaf ears. What 7-year-old cares about these things, once you’ve promised that he can have cookies and stay up late?

  19. Actually, John Riggins’ number was 44.

    A notorious philanderer who was part Indian (Cherokee) who couldn’t hold his liquor and wore a Mohawk.

    So now it makes sense.

  20. So is it to be Generation O!, pronounced Generation Zero!

  21. The Diesel?

  22. The Diesel?

    Yes. And it’s possible I made some/all of that up.

  23. Didn’t Obama make something of a to-do about his NCAA bracket? And he picked the Jayhawks to take the crown? Ha!

  24. It fits!

  25. Fooked by Kansas. Riggins! You bastard!!!

  26. Messers Grimm, Bostic, Jacoby, Starke and May desire a word.

  27. What can you do when you’re BRANDED?

    Chuck Connors, what’s your view?…

  28. Brooks Orpik.

  29. Branded with a golden “A.”

    Or a black one, depending.

  30. Historical Meet-Ups

    Bad things happen when you put a drunken football star and a judicial pioneer at the same table. Witness the kerfuffle that ensued at the Washington Press Club’s black-tie Salute to Congress dinner in 1985.

    Inexplicably, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was seated next to John Riggins, the hulking running back for the Washington Redskins.

    “Riggo,” or “The Diesel,” as he was popularly known, had a bit too much to drink that night and was soon sidling up to O’Connor with decidedly seamy intentions.

    “Come on, Sandy Baby, loosen up. You’re too tight,” he told her, and proceeded to pass out on the floor. According to newspaper reports, he lay there for several minutes while the wait staff served dessert to the mortified VIP diners.

    To his credit, Riggins realized the error of his ways and sent roses to O’Connor the next morning by way of an apology.

    For her part, O’Connor was more amused than annoyed by the wasted pigskinner’s boorish come-on. She was soon outfitting her jazzercise classmates in t-shirts reading “Loosen up at the Supreme Court.”

    Several years later, after Riggins had retired from football and was trying to make a go of it as an actor on the D.C. theater circuit, O’Connor even showed up on opening night of one of his plays and gave him a dozen roses for his curtain call.

  31. and proceeded to pass out on the floor

    Rhymes with “under the table,” actually.

  32. Please tell Number One, the cock crows at midnight

  33. Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew.

    Why do I have to be 29?

  34. I wouldn’t lose a lot of sleep over it, Saturn. You’re hardly the first thing Teh Won has badly misjudged.