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I don’t think the president was talking about me

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In the wake of congressional approval of the shutdown deal, President Obama said this:

“All of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict and focus what the majority of Americans sent us here to do….”

That’s good advice, of course, but let’s not paint with too broad a brush. When the president warned against “focusing” on bloggers, he was talking about bad bloggers — y’know, the kind who peddle right-wing nonsense.

I sent a message to the White House yesterday asking if Obama meant to include me in his condemnation of bloggers. There’s been no reply, so I’m taking it for granted that the answer is no.

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  1. Right! And how un-American is that? If there ever was an example of someone being un-American, our President of all people, is head and shoulders above all others. http://bit.ly/1c3FxmL

  2. Ross: As usual, your comment makes no sense. What on earth are you talking about?

  3. I guess you’ll have to follow the link to my blog and read the few sentences to come to the realization that the President took an oath that doesn’t inclued telling people what kind of speech, especially political speech, they should not be reading, viewing, or hearing. Old folks like me call it the first amendment.

    Go, please, you are personally invited to check it out. (take your blinders off Pat)

    • So it’s “un-American” for Barack Obama (an American citizen, as well as President) to give an opinion on who to ignore, but it is (let me guess) “patriotic” for Ross Calloway (who may or may not be an American citizen, for all we know) to give an opinion on who to ignore?

      Since when did taking an oath of office come with the caveat that by being elected you give up your personal freedom of speech?

      • “Since when did taking an oath of office come with the caveat that by being elected you give up your personal freedom of speech?”

        Oh it doesn’t. It doesn’t mean he has any class either. He doesn’t. But you and the rest of the lemmings here miss the point. It’s perfectly fine for you or anyone else, including a community organizer, to say whatever the hell they want. To disparage whoever they want, to be as big a bigot as they want, to be as ideologically pure as they want. That’s guaranteed in the constitution.

        All I’m saying, and I’ll say it for the last time, is that it is class-less, as well as un-American for a President to say such stuff when he is more than just the head of the Democrat party. He’s the President of everyone in the country, and that he doesn’t mind insulting nearly half the country with baseless and unsubstantiated accusations is, imho, un-American. Remember, he’s the one that is supposed to be the uniter. Obama has been anything but.

        Just heard the latest polls. 70% of Americans don’t like the direction the country is going. That percentage must include democrats too! 24% do, and that would be the hard core lefty base like y’all. That’s not something that someone interested in uniting people, or something that a President, can be proud of. Truth is, he doesn’t care what those 70% think. He never told them the direction he wanted to take the country, although “fundamentally” change it was enough for me to distrust him. Had he been honest about his intentions, Hillary Clinton would have been elected. But now, finally, people are seeing what he means by it, and they don’t like it either.

        • Oh. I get it now. If someone says something you don’t like it’s “un-American.” Cool. Got it.

          By the way, calling people “lemmings” is un-American. Go back to Pakistan, you commie, Muslim, homosexual, atheist, ne’er-do-well!

  4. I agree with the President completely. Even he knows you are part of the problem and not part of the solution. I knew I liked that guy.

  5. Ross: Only a pathological Obamaphobe like you would argue that Obama’s suggestion that people “need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio” is somehow unconstitutional.

    But then, your constitutional illiteracy has been evidenced here on previous occasions. And you’ve even dismissed the fact — repeat: fact — that Obama was a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago, one of the most prestigious schools in the nation.

    Where did you teach constitutional law, Ross?

    • It’s called freedom of speech Pat. It’s in my copy of the Constitution. I remember the days when he used to say that free and open debate was healthy for a democracy. (Which we are not.)

      Glad you cited the fact (I’ll take your word for it) that Barack was “a professor of constitutional law.” What did he teach Pat? Seen a syllabus from any of the “courses” he is supposed to have taught? Do you happen to know what he focused on concerning the constitution?

      No, I’m not dismissing the notion that he lectured about constitutional law, he might have even held the title of “professor,” but I’m not sure of that. Regardless, it says zip, zero, nada about his fidelity to it. But for whatever reason, you believe that it does. Ha, that’s on you. Have another sip of kool-aid.

      If his radio interview is any clue, (You’ve heard it I presume, all-knowing Obama fan that you are?) I’d say his focus was how to get around the constitution rather than anything else. It all fits in with his community organizing/Saul Alinsky background. But I’ll leave it up to you to get that information from the Secret Service, or whoever it is that is keeping his lecturing and teaching topics, and writings from the public. You might try asking any of his students, or classmates, because so far, no one else in the media has, or even knows who they are. Isn’t that odd?

    • “Only a pathological Obamaphobe like you would argue that Obama’s suggestion that people “need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio” is somehow unconstitutional.”

      Pat, try re-reading my comment again. A little slower this time. I didn’t argue that it was unconstitutional. I said he was un-American for saying that. It shouldn’t have been something the President of the United States should say.

  6. Poor Ross! His own blog doesn’t attract many readers, so he tries poaching some of mine.

    Moreover, he writes that “the President took an oath that doesn’t inclued telling people what kind of speech, especially political speech, they should not be reading, viewing, or hearing. Old folks like me call it the first amendment” — and then he denies having accused the president of doing something unconstitutional.

    Ross is not a very bright fellow, which is why nobody reads his blog.

    • I only said, both here and there, that it was un-American of him to say that. Only because he is the President who is supposed to embrace free speech. It’s one thing for him to say how he disagrees with something, then to expound his reason why. It’s quite another to tell people, as President, that people should not listen to anyone who disagrees with him. Which is exactly what he did.

      Expdoc seems to be putting words in my comments. I don’t recall telling anyone who to ignore. The President has done that. Not me.

      So Pat, how are you coming with your research into what exactly Obama was teaching regarding the constitution. Have you found any students or classmates of his yet?

    • “Poor Ross! His own blog doesn’t attract many readers, so he tries poaching some of mine.”

      You flatter yourself Pat. I see no evidence here that your readers would add any value to my blog. First of all, like most flaming liberals, they’d probably find it impossible to abide by the rules.

  7. Ross,

    I wasn’t referring to you. I was talking about Pat.

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