August 16, 2012

Just for fun and practice

Found the following in the comments to a story about a business in OK whose owner put up a sign telling President Obama to kiss his ass.  The comment I’ll present you is pure, concentrated pro-Obama spin — the kind where reality is constructed ex-post-facto around the summary of Obama’s tenure as it is here framed rather than reflecting the happenings of the world we all live in, the kind where it is imperative to deconstruct things as they actually are in order to create the “truths” upon which progressives attempt to defend — nay, extol! — Obama’s first term.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to deconstruct the hurried, surreal, improbable “deconstruction” of reality that stands in as a progressive “reality,” manufactured by pure will and a coalition of cynical consensus  — and in so doing, reveal the anti-foundationalism of the left for the rhetorical vaporware it is, while at the same time returning us, by way of intellectual rigor and the citation of demonstrable facts, to our enlightenment roots.

Here it is.  Have at it:

Obama has doubled the stock market to 11-year highs, taken employment from 760,000 per month of job LOSSES to 150,000 per month GAINS; (4.9 million new jobs in the last 30 months, 1 million this year so far) Obama ended the Iraq War and is getting us OUT of Afghanistan; captured and killed Osama Bin Laden and Khadaffi and 23 of the top 30 Arab terrorist leaders, saved GM and Chrysler, took us from the Bush Depression to positive economic growth with 2-3% real growth projected for this year, gotten us to be an OIL EXPORTER for the first time in 60 years; turned housing around from its Bush Crash, has gotten MANUFACTURING on the upswing, reduced the deficit in every year since Bush’s last deficit, and has been in charge while business profits and cash go to record highs, and has more Mexicans LEAVING than entering the USA. And he has made us an OIL EXPORTER!

Feel free to throw in some ALL CAPS at random if it helps MAKE YOUR POINT.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 8:56pm

Comments (69)

  1. Tulsa is land o’ liberals and recipients of benefits. The letters to the editor always have a bunch of ALL-CAPS and excessive punctuation!!!!

  2. The fact that Mexicans are now LEAVING the U.S. undermines the entire paragraph before it.

    It’s like, if I wrote a whole paragraph about how young and ageless Joan Rivers looks. And then I finished by saying, her surgeon did such a fantastic job on her that his client base dried up and he was able to retire!

  3. Obama has doubled the stock market to 11-year highs

    The all time high for the DJIA was 14,100, on OCTOBER 9, 2007!!1!! That is higher THAN TODAY’S 13,250 and well less than 11 years ago. ElevENTY!!!11!

    taken employment from 760,000 per month of job LOSSES to 150,000 per month GAINS

    We’re DOING BETTER than the absolute bottom of a recession! But not well enough to keep up with popULATION GROWth. Recovery Summer 4: Still Not Dead, Are You?

    Obama ended the Iraq War

    Actually, he tried and failed to keep it going. Instead, it ended just the way GEORGE W BOOOOOSH negotiated IT.

    is getting us OUT of Afghanistan;

    Oh, really?

    OK, I don’t want to be a PIG about it!!1!!1!!

  4. – “….because, you know, I’ve always susspected that Chachi, that little debil, really just banged Joannie to show his “inclusive” creds, but all along he really wanted to play ass-buddies with Ritchie….”

    – Unfortunately the Fonze beat hin too it.

    Up next: “The truth behind Robin Williams man crush on Ernest Borgnine.”

  5. Stealing from Ace I guess, but it fits.

    Too many comments, so I couldn’t find this particular “commenter”. However, as these blatant bullshit LSD butterfly “facts” are obviously fomented from a dedicated Media Matters disciple copying and pasting (yet clearly showing a fucking “Jim Jones” psychotic nature), I deduce, in the real world we all live in (sans Thorazine, Lithium, Mental Retardation, etc)…

    Bizzaro World?

    Anywho, I think that one, and many others like he/she/it, will take he/she/it and he/she/it’s lineage out of the collective gene pool sooner rather than later.

    Raise a glass to Darwin folks.

  6. Obama’s supporters seem to have the same problem as Obama himself.

  7. Holy. Fucking. Shit.

    D’Sousa: How I became George Obama’s ‘brother’

    A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George. He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?” He said, “I have no one else to ask.” Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”

    Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States. (George Obama is the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr.) George’s brother is a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world. Moreover, George’s brother has framed his re-election campaign around the “fair share” theme that we owe obligations to those who are less fortunate.

    One of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: “We are our brother’s keeper.” Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help.

  8. One of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: “We are our brother’s keeper.”

    Actually, no, it doesn’t. The question “Am I my brother’s keeper?” was uttered by Cain when questioned about the whereabouts of his brother Abel, whom he’d murdered.

  9. Actually, no, it doesn’t.

    No kidding, right? That chaps my hide everytime the douche says it.

  10. saved GM and Chrysler

    My ASS! He ‘Saved’ GM’s DESTROYERS, the far-Left LABOR UNIONS; the entities that DROVE the companies to their KNEES in the first place, with their demands for more and more and MOAH! unearned and undeserved benefits; for which the dope-smoking jagoffs paid their employers back by doing less and less ‘real’ work as years went by; while NISSAN and TOYOTA and HONDA and VOLKSWAGEN and MERCEDES built plants on American soil that REFUSED! Union THUGS! employment, so as to stay productive and competitive (evil CAPITALIST words, those!); those did so well that they were KILLING GM and Chrysler (both should’ve been allowed to fail, so as to restructure and eliminate the predatory UNIONS!) (oh, speaking of Chrysler: BARACK ‘saved’ it by selling it off to (foreign-owned) FIAT, as shitty a car manufacturer as has ever ExiStEd!!

  11. – Jug ears and the administration has been meticulous in avoiding any references to several destitute members of his family. It’s the Chicago way!

    – Drudge had a whole interview with George, and there were a few items that did not fit to well with Obama’s account of things. The time line is really misty. IYKWIMAITYD.

    – Apparently Barry, that leetle debil, was in Kenya, and Connecticut, and Hawaii, all at the same time when he was 15,

  12. Re: Pablo’s 9:40 link.

    An more;

    A couple of years ago, George teamed up with a British journalist Damien Lewis and the two of them published George’s story in a book called “Homeland.” Yet according to Lewis, shortly before the book’s publication in America, the publisher Simon & Schuster decided to shred the entire print run, more than 20,000 copies. Lewis tried unsuccessfully to get an explanation from Simon & Schuster but to no avail. He now suspects that the White House convinced Simon & Schuster that George’s story might prove embarrassing to the president.

  13. – I’m having a hard time remembering the Bush Depression, could somebody help me out here.

  14. I think it is usually known as 9/11.

  15. Fiat is the one that makes those Stimulus financed/ overseas manufactured tiny little fancy go-cart (“cars”) where you put a penny on the little hinge on the back end, rub it on the carpet real good, and it’ll do a wheelie for like 4 seconds, right?

  16. This fucker gets more “Manchurian Candidate” by the day.

  17. – Unemplyment comparisons:

    – The day Bush left office – 5.7%

    – 44 straight months under Obama – 8.2% or higher (actual uncooked figure – 10.7% or higher)

    – So what Jug ears has doubled is unemployment, not the stock market.

  18. Yet according to Lewis, shortly before the book’s publication in America, the publisher Simon & Schuster decided to shred the entire print run, more than 20,000 copies. Lewis tried unsuccessfully to get an explanation from Simon & Schuster but to no avail. He now suspects that the White House convinced Simon & Schuster that George’s story might prove embarrassing to the president.

    “Attacks on David Barton Same as Tactics of Saul Alinsky

    Question: What do elitist professors have in common with Adolf Hitler & Saul Alinsky?

    Answer: They masterfully use the powerful art of innuendo to falsely defame those with which they disagree.”

  19. – Wonder if George or his co-aurthur has a copy of the galleys. Might make “veddy interesting” reading. I’m sure some Conservative publisher would be more than happy to put it into print.

  20. – I’m thinking that book would contain a rather strange timeline for Barry’s where-abouts, as well as some ‘inconvieniant truthiness’.


  22. This fucker gets more “Manchurian Candidate” by the day.

    Only if you didn’t know who he was to begin with.

    To me, he’s the same guy he’s always been. Anyone promoted by Ayers was who everyone should have known him to be. Meanwhile, I beg for monthly coin, and people like Peggy Noonan and David Brooks still have careers as “conservative” commentators.

    Not to put to fine a point on it, but that right there is part of the reason we’re so fucked.

  23. The collective Left so hates this nation, is so envious and covetous of those who have more than they have, that they knowingly pressed this destructive character on all of us. I’ll bet that many of them had, deep down and dimly but still, a kernel of realization that Obama will likely destroy this Republic, for us and for our children. CHANGE, you see.

    But the far-Left who pulled these strings refuses to believe in any great plan or purpose, human or divine; they figure what the hell, human-animals have just a few dozen years to play out and around; there’s no maker, we’ve no souls, so let’s just shake things up.

    This is what happens when we let humanimals gain control.


  24. – Just remember the old adage Jeff: “Its not the people in the fight snapshots that win, its the last person standing.”

  25. The US has been exporting oil from the west coast to PacRim forever. Its just an oil company paperwork shuffle.

  26. I’m having a hard time remembering the Bush Depression, could somebody help me out here.

    It started about 40 years after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

  27. Checked Amazon and the book is available, hardcover and Kindle versions and new&used copies for a penny plus shipping. I wonder what got shredded, a paperback, a second edition or some truth?

  28. “But hey, we’re going in the right direction, and the private sector is doing fine.”

  29. Weekly Retail Gasoline and Diesel Prices, (U.S. Energy Information Administration) Historical series far right hand column

    So, Weekly U.S. Regular All Formulations Retail Gasoline Prices, 1991-2012 (Dollars per Gallon)

  30. “….and speaking of GM, because lets face it, nothing screams sUcCEss like additional bAIlOuTs, especially when that sUcCEss spans, not one, but tWo cONntInENts….”

  31. That confounded LACK OF JOBS chart.

  32. The “N” word comes into play, and not by Biden.

    MSNBC’s Touré: Romney Engaging In The “Niggerization” Of Obama By Calling Him Angry – Update: Romney Campaign Outraged, “Discussing Matter With Executives At MSNBC”…

  33. We have all been niggerized now.

  34. “I didn’t call anybody racist.”

    That was priceless.

  35. The blue line accounts for unemployment WITH those who have simply stopped looking in the long term — the “official” unemployment rate is intentionally misleading, as is the “official” inflation index when it factors incompletely so as to keep the numbers down.

    The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994. That estimate is added to the BLS estimate of U-6 unemployment, which includes short-term discouraged workers.

    The U-3 unemployment rate is the monthly headline number. The U-6 unemployment rate is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) broadest unemployment measure, including short-term discouraged and other marginally-attached workers as well as those forced to work part-time because they cannot find full-time employment.


  36. The SGS-Alternate GDP reflects the inflation-adjusted, or real, year-to-year GDP change, adjusted for distortions in government inflation usage and methodological changes that have resulted in a built-in upside bias to official reporting.

  37. In other words my liberal friend…

    …you are in for such a shitstorm of consequences…

  38. captured and killed Osama Bin Laden and Khadaffi and 23 of the top 30 Arab terrorist leaders

    That there is so waiting for someone to create a superman poster.

  39. The left’s true colors came out with the assassination of an American citizen in Yemen. At least, I think it was Yemen.

    President Obama ordered the drone strike and there was a collective yawn from the left.

  40. Re: Obama has been the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful POTUS I’ve ever known!

    If all that were true, why isn’t he way ahead in the polls?

  41. President Obama ordered the drone strike and there was a collective yawn from the left.

    What were you expecting Blake?

    The left has always been at war with Eastasia!

  42. – Meanwhile, over in HuffPoop land, narry a word about the niggardization racism sausage factory streaming out of an over the cliff insane Progressive encampment who have finally, and completely, lost whatever grey matter they ever had.

    – What is the AriannaBots concerned about? Why what else, the Pussy riots in Russia.

    – Progressives aren’t just stupid, they’re a colony of village idiot ants

    – The Romney campaign is due for a ‘woodshed’ talk with the good folks over at Race Baiting Central, MSNBC, otherwise known as the Broadcast and propaganda arm of the Democratic party.

  43. JHoward, you are on fucking fire!

  44. This article at RCP is almost poetic in the way it sums up the Eternal Campaign.

    Stop #1: Beer tent at Iowa State Fair. Perfect optics, great photo op, campaign couldn’t be happier. Owner of the beer tent? He claimed that Obama’s appearance cost him some $25,000 in revenue, which he described wryly as making a “campaign contribution against my will.” “I wouldn’t have voted for him before,” Cunningham told the Des Moines Register. “I won’t again.”

    Stop #2: Wind farm. Perfect optics, great photo op, campaign couldn’t be happier. Owners of the farm? “It is important not to get caught up in the president’s glamorous re-election words and remember that President Obama’s first term record and rhetoric does not represent Middle America, entrepreneurs, small business owners and farmers.”

    Stop #3: Davenport. Perfect optics, great photo op, campaign couldn’t be happier. Co-owner of the catering company that provided food? Showed up with the food while wearing a black T-shirt with big, bold white letters that read, “Government didn’t build my business. I did”

    Come November, these poor clueless bastards are going to have no idea what hit ’em. “But the optics were so good!” they’ll cry. They can choke on their optics, for all I care.

  45. I wouldn’t be surprised to see JHo’s charts showing up behind Ryan at appearances this fall. Because math, much like Ryan, is racist. Or something.

  46. Math is hard, therefore it is racist.

  47. Math is niggerizing Obama.

  48. Three. Little. Words:

    Math Is Niggerizing Obama

  49. I thought the Arabs invented math? Isn’t O an Arab? He should be a natural, but then he can play the round ball too well, either.

  50. *can’t* stupid keyboard

  51. Joe Biden

    What? That’s not an argument?

  52. Ray Gaster, a Georgia businessman and the evident originator of the sign displayed in Oklahoma, talks to Greta Van Susteren. Gaster is a magnificently solid American.

  53. I’m going to use JHo’s charts, etc., to annotate the pro-Obama talking points in a follow-up post. At which time, you all should spread it far and wide, via facebook, Twitter, etc.

  54. I’m sticking to the SS did buy cupcakes as a “you go, guy!” gesture. They can deny it, but I don’t believe it.

  55. It suffices that the local story is quite plausibly true, while the statement issuing from DC is quite plausibly not. People have a funny way of getting what’s what.

  56. Can you toss this in JHo

    Labor force participation

  57. charts are racist.

  58. Damn straight.

  59. And on the seventh day he rested.

  60. As a logical extension of “You didn’t build that” template, this [Did Obama mastermind the rise of Paul Ryan?] has to take the hilarity cake prize. That Ezra Klein kid is a master of generating the inadvertent guffaw.

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