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I leave the internets for just a couple hours and Obama declares he’s not a dictator (Update: Media hoping for a dictator)

I leave the internets for just a couple hours and Obama declares he’s not a dictator (Update: Media hoping for a dictator)

I don’t know if there’s a connection.

It might just be coincidence.

UPDATE — Obama is absolved. The question he was answering was by some media person hoping he would be the dictator. The media asks a question which sets up the narrative that Republicans are to blame, that he should detain without probable cause Republicans, and he comes across as the reasonable one.


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Calypso Facto | March 1, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Nixon: I am not a crook
Bush: Read my lips, no new taxes.
Clinton: I did not have sex with that woman.
Obama: I am not a dictator.

    “I can’t do some kind of Jedi Mind Meld on congressional Republicans,” Obama said.

    Star Trek had the “Mind Meld”
    Star Wars had the “Jedi Mind Trick”

    He’s obviously not Obi-Wan Kenobi nor Mister Spock, either.

    This is what “Choom” does to you.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Calypso Facto. | March 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Teddy Kennedy: “When I got back, Mary Jo and the car were gone!”

    Pogo: “We have met the enemy, and he is us!”

    John Boehner: “Sniff… sniff… Bawwwwwwwwwwwwww!”

Who was it who said, “I am not a witch”?

The VERY last thing a skillful speaker says.

Freudian…??? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Chrisine O’Donnell running for senate from Delaware.

    EllisWyatt in reply to Ragspierre. | March 2, 2013 at 11:26 am

    So either Christine O’Donnell is no worse than Obama or Obama is no better than O’Connell. What’s revealing is that every Republican gaffe is offered up as further proof that Republicans are just plain stupid while Democratic gaffes are just ignored by those same pundits.

In talking about Obama, if you leave off the “tator” in dictator is that hitting below the belt?

However, with a few whizbang, presto HTML thingies, the truth becomes known.

“I’m not a dictator

Reporter To Obama: It Sounds Like You Are Ducking Responsibility

“Give me an example of what I might do,” the President says in a sequester-themed press conference responding to question from Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman. Another testy exchange with the press.

Oh, I’ll bet he will see a flood of suggestions of what he might do.

Some of them will be printable…and possible…!!!


He is not a dictator. He is the Emperor. And he is not wearing any clothes.

This just keeps getting better and better.

Mixing things, as David Corn inDICated, but that is one hell of a good name, for a drink.

Sooo, the kid goes to the bar and…

The sequester monster, in scale.

I LOVE graphics. Print and share…!!!

Rush has been eloquent on His Infantile Majesty’s “pathological” lying today about those awful Republicans. Rotten Elephantine Bastards will be responsible for the diminishing of our Armed Forces, dont’cha know>…Let’s seeeeeeeee, shall we… WHO has been underminingg our warriors since January 20, 2009????

He’s a Lying Loathsome PUNK.

Obama himself is quoted in the following article as saying the Sequester cuts were “Dumb”. That’s a strong admission, given that the idea for Sequester was his. ROFL.

Narcissists project and obfuscate their true intent. If a narcissist accuses someone of being or doing something, it is what the narcissist is or is doing. If a narcissist says they are not something, it most certainly is what the narcissist is.

    Browndog in reply to canb0nly1. | March 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm


    Except you apply it only to narcissists, as I apply it to modern day progressives.

    Thinking….maybe all modern day progressives are narcissists.

    (back burner…)

    I apply the “opposites” template that seems to work very efficiently…

    …For progressives, that is. Not sure about narcissists. Yet.

Midwest Rhino | March 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

What was he thinking?

“I am not (yet) a dictator”

“I am not (officially) a dictator”

“I AM (not) a dictator”

“I am (a god,) not a dictator”

“I AM”

Subotai Bahadur | March 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Percentage of public statements made by Buraq Hussein Obama that have not been proved false to a lesser or greater [usually greater] extent.


zero, zip, nada, Biden-level IQ equivalent


Subotai Bahadur

Pretty sure that the seven second delay allowed for the deletion of “Unfortunately,…” at the beginning of his statement:)

We need to know if not being a dictator is a bad thing in his mind or a good thing.

I assume that’s a rhetorical question.

theduchessofkitty | March 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

There’s got to be a remake of that old cartoon of Nixon dangling on some cassette tape with the words “I’m not a crook”, while he clutches the word “NOT” with his teeth for dear life. (That cartoon made history – it is now at the Library of Congress.)

Can we redo it with The One? Anyone?

Obama thought today was April 1.

You’re not a dictator??!! But, but your loyal followers in the media WANT, NEED, EXPECT you to be a be a dictator just like your hero – Mao!

Notice how often he says “Most people agree with me” or something like that. Is that just his narcissistic delusion speaking, or a hardcore ideologue’s belief that no decent person could disagree, or a way of trying to shame people into agreeing?

And today he described “loopholes” as “wasteful.” Meaning: it’s wasteful to let you keep your own money and use it for your needs and purposes. Does he ever attach the word “wasteful” to government spending?

Well, I’ll play along. I disagree slightly with the crossing out of the “tator” part and leaving only “dic” as some commenters have done. I think equally apt would be: he is a “tater”, or given the choom, a baked ‘tater.

This may be a good sign.

Weren’t things so bad that Nixon had to declare himself “not a crook” (which was patently true but also patently false. He wasn’t a THIEF but he was a crook.)just before resigning?

Maybe there’s internal pressure and the external pressure of being held accountable is too much. He’s never had to endure much criticism or outright hostility by those who are his ideological allies.

Every panhandler and shakedown artist is getting on the bandwagon. Here’s a message from the president of my alma mater that was sent today. Note that the format is identical to every other written and spoken prophecy of impending doom. It’s like they’re all playing sequestration Mad Libs– you get a basic script with specific holes, and you fill in the holes with the devestating effects of your choice.

“Important Message from President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD:
Across-the-board spending cuts will be triggered tomorrow if Congress cannot reach a deal on sequestration. The ramifications of this self-induced crisis are extraordinary. Non-defense discretionary spending will be cut by 5.1 percent. As a result, universities throughout the United States stand to lose millions and millions of dollars in research funding. At Stony Brook University alone, more than $7.6 million in various federally-funded research and education programs will be lost should sequestration go into effect.

The loss of vital federal funding affects everyone. Our ability to discover breakthroughs in medicine which save lives and to create technologies that become part of everyday life will be undermined. Consider the drug ReoPro, a medication used to prevent heart attacks during and after coronary artery procedures, and which has been used to help treat millions of patients since its introduction in 1995. This life-saving drug was developed by researchers at Stony Brook after 20 years of platelet research supported from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). And the next time you purchase an item at the store note that the advancement of barcode scanner technology is the result of National Science Foundation (NSF) supported research conducted at Stony Brook. Have you “Googled” lately? If so, keep in mind that the world’s first freely available web browser was created with support from NSF-funded research at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. These transformational discoveries are just a few examples among countless advances Stony Brook and its sister institutions have contributed to our nation and the world.

The threat sequestration poses will not only impact research conducted at universities but thousands of students at higher education institutions around the nation. Federal Work Study programs, which provide low- and middle-income students the opportunity to work part-time while they are in school, stand to lose nearly $50 million in federal support. In New York, the State University of New York (SUNY) projects Federal Work Study losses of $4.41 million for 2012-2013. This blow will adversely impact approximately 650 students at Stony Brook, where an estimated $63,000 in cuts to both Federal Work Study and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) programs will occur should sequestration become a reality. Such cuts would affect some of our most economically disadvantaged students and would be felt by similarly positioned students across the country. These consequences are simply unacceptable. Student diversity and access to higher education should be among our nation’s top priorities.

It is imperative to our nation’s future that a compromise be quickly reached that avoids the punishing effects of sequestration, and invests in our research universities and our students. The time is truly upon us to seize what has been characterized as our generation’s “Sputnik moment” once and for all. There is far too much at stake if we fail to do so.

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD”

Henry Hawkins | March 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Forget where I read it but someone suggested this reporter was purposefully setting up a softball for Obama – she suggests the dictatorial action of forcing Congress to the table so he can then explain he’s no dictator, doesn’t have that sort of power, nor the bad character to abuse it if he did. She helped him look like Mr. Reasonable by setting up a strawman for him.

Those of us living out here in the Normal Islands realize he’s arguing against his own bill, raising fears of calamitous results he totally made up, and looks like an idiot doing it.

These reporters are too emotionally close to Obama, far too close to ‘read’ him, as if he were a billboard they were trying to read from eight inches away. However, history moves the lens far back and away, emotions fade, and the final read on this clown will not be glowing.

When it comes to the point when the head of a nation feels compelled to announce “I’m not a dictator”…he’s a dictator.

Re the update: Who was that woman? Is it possible that in this country we have managed to train retarded people to write so well that they now have jobs as journalists, even though there are parts of their brains that don’t function at all?

Here is the best graphic response to Obama’s statement I have seen: