23
Jun
11

‘the professional left and the big sam president’

Blue Virginia: …. Keith Olbermann …. whose resurrected show Countdown is an echo chamber of one-sided thought with no room for debate and no tolerance for any divergence of opinion ….. ended his first program on the Current TV network with some singularly unsolicited instructions (not advice, but instructions, mind you) of what exactly the President should do regarding Afghanistan.

…I was born during Eisenhower’s first Administration. I barely remember Kennedy, and came of age during Nixon and Watergate. In all that time, I can never remember any President previously getting so much unsolicited advice from all quarters, nor can I ever remember any President receiving such hateful and spiteful gratuitous criticism and petulant behaviour from people who are supposed to be from his side of the political equation.

Before every major statement or speech, up pop various and sundry professionally Leftish talking heads, first, to tell us all what the President SHOULD say in his address; then after the speech, itself, they inhabit our screens, the very embodiment of moral and righteous consternation, to tell us why and how the President is wrong, what he should have said and, just basically, what a very bad, weak and naughty boy he has been. The boy bit is never openly stated, but it is just as much implied as if Joe Wilson, himself, had been issuing the criticism.

….From Olbermann and his crony, Michael Moore, on down, we’re presented with a series of armchair quarterbacks, who would always do a better job than this President…

… what’s so infuriating to Keith (and to Miss Jane and Marse Cenk and Miss Joan and all the rest) is the fact that, damn it, this President SHOULD be awfully sorry that he hasn’t done anything they reckon he’s said he’d do but carries on doing what he thinks is best and isn’t sorry at all. In fact, on occasion, he’s been damned uppity towards them …

Read the full post here

Thank you Tracy


27 Responses to “‘the professional left and the big sam president’”


  1. 1 N
    June 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Is this one of the diaries from that blog or from a front pager? If it’s from one of the diaries, I don’t think you should use the Blue Virginia logo.

  2. June 23, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    You know, I have been studying the news. Chris Wallace made a statement that stuck. He said, that fox viewers finally have there voice heard!
    So now, I monitor the pl, and it seems that the pl is all about giving firebaggers and pumas a voice.
    And CNN is all about giving tea baggers a voice.

    So, where the fuck is our voice on tv?

    • 3 nathkatun7
      June 24, 2011 at 1:16 am

      That’s a damn good question, Jovie. My take is no one wants to hear our voice, because both the teabaggers and the PL think the country made a mistake electing a black president, who has the audacity to act as President, instead of bowing to all their demands.

      I was born during Truman’s presidency, I know very little, in terms of direct experience, of the Eisenhower presidency, I was teenager in High School during JFK’s-LBJ’s presidency and started college during the last year of LBJ. Basically, my conscious experience with presidents began with JFK. Like Marianna76, I don’t “remember any President previously getting so much unsolicited advice from all quarters, nor can I ever remember any President receiving such hateful and spiteful gratuitous criticism and petulant behaviour from people who are supposed to be from his side of the political equation.” This is indeed a very astute observation by Marianna 76, which, I am sure resonates with some of us who a bit older. It seems to me that both the left and the right think that they know better than the President, and since they were so kind to allow him to be President, he needs to behave like a grateful boy instead of trying to act like a mature adult who was elected President of the United States. I must say the MSM exhibits the same attitude. While they cowered before George W. Bush, they are just as disrespectful and petulant when it comes to President Obama.

      By the way, Chipsticks, thanks for sharing the article from “Blue Virginia” by Marianna76. She really hit the nail on the head!

  3. 4 EDP4BHO
    June 23, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    People, please check this livestream out now. Fantastic.

    http://rebuildthedream.com/

  4. 5 Obamaperson
    June 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Keith used to be someone I respected for the most part. Then I realized he seemed to need to take things a bit far. Often he was out there with visceral feelings, but did not have quite enough facts or logic lined up. Many words occurred. Not much meaning.

    Truth is, Michael Moore has not done as much to help Michigan as President Obama. Take the auto company bailouts for example, plus the stimulus. Michael Moore really likes to talk about Obama’s blind spots, but can’t see past the blobs in his eyes over his own. He ought to sit down, calm down, and read everything this President has done since he came into office, including this time when his administration has been plagued by the congress bequeathed by tea baggers. Michael Moore is better than he acts. The President is WAY better than he gets credit for, especially from Moore–who has begun to tire me.

    I applaud you. Your diary entry indicates you understand how very hard foreign policy can be, especially in a world of snakes like we see in Afghanistan and Pakistan where you can’t tell whether the man you deal with in government is your friend or aiding your foe.

    Keith and his ilk sadden me. Armchair experts all, and no responsibility whatsoever except to be entertaining and to make millions, or to gain enough fame to hold their place on a channel that may not fly.

    I’m am sticking with President Obama because I watch him as carefully and assiduously as I breathe and live. He is worth it.

  5. 10 Bobfr
    June 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Simply, the more frustration these bully, whiner, narcissists expresses the more delighted I am.

    Because that is they represent the most accurate metric of how profoundly successful and on target President Obama is.

    And, the fact that he is wise enough to give them ZERO attention is not only a statement of his wisdom, it is a SIGNAL to all the rest of us to DO the same.

    Give them ZERO oxygen.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  6. 11 utaustinliberal
    June 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    The author of the article is absolutely right. Never has a President had so many “mini-advisors” with their teeth gnashing, unsolicited opinons and “expert” tips. They demand that he listen to them and accomplish the one million and one things they deem important in one second. They have no idea what it is to lead a nation facing so many crises on multitudes of planes. Their main job is to be carnival barkers yelling nonsensical crap. The biggest carnval barker is Jon Stewart who just jumped on the bash Obama’s Afghan policy speech; with sarcastic zingers and what he calls jokes. He is the biggest douche b/c he is smarter than what he is portraying. He is pandering to the rightwingers and his crazy gang of professional left nutjobs and is doing his best to try and denigrate President Obama. With his day in day out trashing of President Obama, he is trying to corral young voters into thinking this President hasn’t fought valiantly for everyone and their cause. Shame on you Stewart; shame on you, you asshole.

    • June 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      The good news us his fundraising. And that is what they fear the most.
      Trying to divide his base, meanwhile the pl would not have a job if they were not in disagreement with this president!
      Fundraising and our donations are the key and they know it!

    • June 24, 2011 at 11:26 am

      ROFL,that tickled me

  7. 14 HZ
    June 24, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Jovie, you have a great point. This is a sad commentary of them, because their paycheck is carried to the bank each week, day, or whenever on the backs of the middle-class of the nation who faithful go into work(if possible) each day: clean their offices, wash their cars, serve up their expensive gourmet meals, take care of their children, care for their parents(in some cases) clean the hospital rooms where they go to get treatment, take their phone calls to plan a trip(if they are not flying on their private jets), make sure there is fuel in the right places for them to fill the gas tanks for their expensive cars, clean the restrooms where that they use in their studios, take care of their yards, clean their boats, yachts, clean the fancy restaurants floors way after they have scuffed the floors with their 800-2000dollars pair of shoes, clean the dry cleaners where they drop or have someone to drop off their shirts, ties, dresses, etc., after they have sat on tv for hours spewing all type of bitterness about the President. Then they have the nerves to throw a few crumbs daily under the table at us? Who do they think they are fooling? I just would like to just see one of these little people spend just one hour in the Oval Office and try to run this countey and also talk to the leaders all over the world with a decent and cohert conversation about things that really matter to people who are really hurting. Guess what people, THEY COULD NOT LAST as long as just one of their commericials. So they really need to SHUT the Heck Up. We are tired of these low information, nondisguted eating small minded hate on the President. We care about our President and we DO care about the brothers and sisters and their kids who have no more car, no more food in the pantry, or not even a pantry anymore because they do not have the ONE and only home that they had. So they need to stop making money off of our middle class because it is NO longer a laughing matter to us. I cry because I see people in my neighborhood who are not walking with their children anymore because they are trying to find another job to make ends meet because they are only given 4 hours now instead of a full day. I cry because I no longer see children being able to go and get the necessary checkups because the medical bills are so far gone that their parents just cannot afford to take a chance that they will be able to pay them now. This is not tiem for the likes of these people to continue to bash their President when he is trying to try to make things better with the “little” help that he is getting from the opposition and even his own party. So we are MAH with the likes of KO and MM and RM, and Tweety (and all the rest) when they whin all day, and still claim that they love this nation and all of the other crap..well love the people who are hurting now in this nation. Afterall, we are they people. And that is the nation. Fair opportunity for all. Stop beating up on the very people who give you alls life a pleasant goodmorning. Say goodmorning to all Americans, especially when they did not cause the problem that our President is trying to solve. Back off because we will NOT be distracted, but we are watching and listening. Sorry for the rant., but POTUS can’t tell these people what we WILL tell them in 2012 at the ballot box. Most of them did not even vote for this President, and still have the gall to say with a straight face that they did. Liar, Liar, pants of fire.

  8. 19 Tally
    June 24, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I got so angry at that tool who responded, I registered at Blue Virginia and responded to him myself…. grrrrrr

    • 20 HZ
      June 24, 2011 at 2:51 am

      Thanks Tally. I am still trying to calm myself and my pressure, but too many of you all, especially those who gave up semesters of studying for your degrees to get the hard work done to get our President elected, and we are not going to allow those precious hours of time from ALL of you who sacrificed so much to be derail by these distractors. I know that what got me started tonight comes from my readings for the evening. One book is entitle: ” A Price of Admission “,Daniel Golden. I had just read a section speaking about the fact that( the very people who were on a certain program this week bashing the President) some well known people non-currently and currently are being admitted to great schools because of name recognition and legacy recongnition etc., so I just had enough. I will calm down, but I just got po. I apologize to my family here. Love you back.

    • 22 ribletsonthepan
      June 24, 2011 at 2:58 am

      A thoughtful response indeed but wasted on a Daily Gos poster who listens only to the wind chimes of the perpetually disgruntled. You see, every move Obama makes is wronger than wrong. And oh what a crashing bore they’ve become.

  9. 23 Ladyhawke
    June 24, 2011 at 7:41 am

    After being in office for almost three years, the MSM continues to treats every speech as if it were a sporting event. Some cable and network shows even post countdown clocks. I have joked that I wouldn’t be surprised if the pundits started holding up cards with a number rating like they do at the Olympics.

    What does the president have to do? What will he say? How should he say it? He has to walk a fine line. Then after the speech – He didn’t give enough details, He didn’t smile. He sounded like a professor. Blah Blah Blah

    This paragraph had me out of my seat. So spot on…..
    ————————————-
    Before every major statement or speech, up pop various and sundry professionally Leftish talking heads, first, to tell us all what the President SHOULD say in his address; then after the speech, itself, they inhabit our screens, the very embodiment of moral and righteous consternation, to tell us why and how the President is wrong, what he should have said and, just basically, what a very bad, weak and naughty boy he has been. The boy bit is never openly stated, but it is just as much implied as if Joe Wilson, himself, had been issuing the criticism.
    —————————————

  10. 24 joyce
    June 24, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I agree with all of you. I have to turn all of them off to keep my sanity. Thanks to all of you here

  11. June 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

    And when you listen to the movement, put on by” Move on.org” “Rebuild America”, well my friends, it will put a fire under you, makes you angry. We have been had, or Is being had

  12. 26 Lizzie
    June 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    The Blue Virginia article hit the nail on the head – it was great. And the response to the comment was even better. I “tweeted and faced” it …

  13. 27 MoObama
    June 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Tell the truth anyway!


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