141 Responses to “Obama Derangement Syndrome Fails Again”


  1. January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    That’s a neat segment, UT!! Thank you

  2. 3 hopefruit2
    January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Hello! Just reposting from last thread

    Don’t let Ezra Klein and Buzzfeed try to elevate Christie at our President’s expense….

  3. 4 utaustinliberal
    January 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm
  4. 5 Ladyhawke
    January 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    ODS – OBAMA DERANGEMENT SYNDROME

    BY NANCEGREGGS, ON AUGUST 11TH, 2013

    ——————————-

    If Obama said it, it’s a lie. When it’s proven to be the truth, he got lucky – because it’s just a crazy coincidence that his lie turned out to be the truth after all. If he knew it was the truth, he would never have said it in the first place.

    If Obama makes a speech about a specific issue, he’s just spewing pretty words. If Obama doesn’t speak on a specific issue, he’s trying to hide something. Or he should have spoken about something else entirely, because when he gets specific about one issue, that means he’s ignoring all of the really important issues he should be speaking about – those issues being whatever it was he didn’t mention.

    If Obama did it, it must have been the wrong thing to do. When it turns out to have been the right thing to do, then Obama never did it. And if he did do it, he did it the wrong way. It was too little, too late – or it was too much, too soon. It went too far – while, at the same time, it didn’t go far enough. And even if it turns out to have been right, it’s still wrong.

    ————————————–

    Read more here ……

    http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2013/08/11/ods-obama-derangement-syndrome/

  5. 6 hopefruit2
    January 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    When Piers Morgan is tired of seeing your mug on the TV machine, it’s time for you to call it quits..

  6. 9 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 12:36 pm
  7. 10 utaustinliberal
    January 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    This dude is weird.

  8. 11 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm
  9. 13 MightyPamela
    January 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Mooring y’all!

  10. 15 Vicki
    January 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    4 days of traffic paralyzed and you didn’t order bridge lanes opened?????
    NY State restored their lanes.

    Fired, MF. You need to go.

  11. 16 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm
    • 17 Vicki
      January 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      It is the RW dream and intention to bring POTUS down to their sub-human level.
      They want to fight PBO on their terms. You know, vengeful, spiteful, blame-shifting.
      The real Barack Obama is a decent kind empathic person who has more in common with Pope Francis than he does with the disgusting Ezra.

  12. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    January 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm
  13. 23 hopefruit2
    January 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm
  14. January 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm
  15. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    January 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Was Christie in the high school drama club? He’s putting everything he has into this performance. You can just see how many f-bombs he’ll be delivering into the atmosphere when he gets back to his office.

  16. 26 Nena20409
    January 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Good Afternoon TODable TODville.

    Congrats to Doc Bobfr and HF2 on their Gold Medals.

    Reading your comments on Christie is just :lol:.
    The guy is just like Richard Nixon especially in manipulations and lying. He bests Nixon in fooling the press.

    Did anyone ask him to take lie test orally or electronically? How about testifying under oath?

    Christie thinks that he can stand and talk and all will be well. That is what his fake persona has been all along.

  17. 27 anniebella
    January 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    How long have Gov. Christie been talking? I see he’s on MSNBC. And the line back to the GOP should be, but Christie haven’t fired the right person…….Himself.

  18. 30 utaustinliberal
    January 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm
    • 31 Nena20409
      January 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Hmm? Same way Cheney said he has Never met John Edwards and then there were exhibit ONE in Technicolor. Photographs and Video unmasking his blatant lies.

    • 32 daisydem
      January 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Just like some pics of Sarah Palin that we found, a picture is worth a thousand words!

  19. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    January 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    This Christie presser is so long, he’s getting a five-o’clock shadow already.

  20. 34 cookemom
    January 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Though it sounds crazy, the best thing he could do was NOT talk to the folks he fired. Once a conversation took place, he would have been told something that he would have to defend or cover-up. As long as he has co-conspirators willing to take the fall for him, he may have a little wiggle room to claim ignorance. Of course, who’d want an ignorant person running things.

    On another note, if there is retribution for not endorsing Christie, then what were the rewards for endorsing him? I’m looking at NJ Dem party folks who would have normally been more enthusiastic for the Dem candidate.

  21. 36 Nena20409
    January 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Now that US Attorney is going to look into these……Now they will look at other past issues for pattern and when these guys start investigating…..Blagoivich, Clinton as in the Monica, Bob McDonnell, etc. Drip, Drip, Drip……..

    • 37 COS
      January 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Good morning everyone. The R & S was awesome. I am sure Rachel is salivating and she is going to be relentless. Christie will be “Bob McDonnell” number 2. :)

  22. 38 cookemom
    January 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    PS: Why is he still talking? Shouldn’t this be over by now?

    • 39 Vicki
      January 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      He is campaigning. Clue? how many times he’s said bi-partisan

      • 40 No Child Left Behind
        January 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm

        He even praised POTUS for reaching out to the other side (of the Twilight Zone).

      • 41 cookemom
        January 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm

        too little, too late…..he’s done. the rwnjs never liked him and moderates, independents, undecideds think he’s lying. he’s outta here. the rga has to be regretting the vote to make him their leader.

  23. 47 JER
    January 9, 2014 at 12:48 pm
  24. 49 hopefruit2
    January 9, 2014 at 12:48 pm
  25. 50 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Congressman Bill Pascrell represents Fort Lee..

    I saw him on some show this morning and he said he knows Bridgett Kelly from way before she went to work for Christie and does not believe she would have ordered the closing.

  26. 51 Nena20409
    January 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    During the 2008 Dem primary…..when the Loan issue came up, then Sen Obama faced the Chicago press for 3 or 5 hours until they had nothing else to ask. Not comparing anything…..I am mentioning this FYI. Just in case some righties or media people would try to conflate matters.

    In the Christie case here, people were hurt and one died and there were petty and vindictive motives at work here.

  27. 52 cookemom
    January 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Where’s the Sandman with the hook when you need him?

    • 53 No Child Left Behind
      January 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Cookemom,

      I’ve been looking for him too. When will this repetition end?

      • 54 hopefruit2
        January 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

        This is being dragged out in order to give the Media time to consult with Rove/Luntz/Koch to coordinate their pro-Christie talking points and narratives.

        • 55 cookemom
          January 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

          disagree, he’s not getting any love from any of them today.

          • 56 hopefruit2
            January 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm

            It’s still early. They will eventually converge on the same narrative (s) – that this will not hurt him, that his presser was helpful, that he fired someone – which was FAR better than Obama not firing anyone during the ACA website failures….

            • 57 Layla
              January 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

              Yes but he fired someone without even talking to them first

              • 58 hopefruit2
                January 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm

                Believe it or not, they’re actually impressed by this, and some (Ezra Klein. Buzzfeed) using it to take cheap shots at PBO. See my tweet above and on earlier thread.

          • 59 hopefruit2
            January 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm

            Here’s some evidence of what I’m talking about – and Joe Scarborough tends to set the tone for how this is going to be approached by MSNBC…

            • 60 cookemom
              January 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

              he says the same thing about any ‘pub. he may set the tone, but he hasn’t been at all successful in his messaging. he gets too much credit, which is why he thinks he’s all that, and a bag of chips.

              he’s not worth wasting time on even hearing anything he has to say. folks who take what he says to heart already agrees with him and they don’t matter either. rwnj hate him, he’s a rino. sane folks just let him humor them.

              • 61 hopefruit2
                January 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

                I agree that he’s wasting his time, and I’m not saying he will be successful. Heck these days, the media is largely unsuccessful in their attempts to protect GOP at all costs.

  28. 62 utaustinliberal
    January 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm
  29. 63 Nena20409
    January 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Shutting Down THE Busiest Bridge in the GLOBE is terrorism. Terrorist game to harm and disrupt. That is what was done here. 91 yrs old died.

  30. 64 No Child Left Behind
    January 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    The show has just ended.

  31. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    January 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm
  32. January 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I often wonder if Chuck Todd is embarrassed to show his face around the NBC studios, after he gets his head handed to him by the MSNBC anchors…. :-)

  33. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    January 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Good – Christie’s off the stage – bring out the clowns.

    I must eat something during intermission, and then I plan to talk Obamacare successes and UIC on Twitter for a while!

  34. 73 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    The hearing has started….they were waiting for the presser to end.

    http://new.livestream.com/NJOLS/ATR1

  35. 75 cookemom
    January 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    so it’s bad enough that he regaled us almost 2 hours at that presser, but he’s going to meet with the fort lee mayor whether that mayor wants to meet with him or not. Again, just bully his way into the guy’s office. what’s there to say? sounds like he has a political death wish, when he gets that door slammed in his face.

    • 76 jacquelineoboomer
      January 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Did ya hear him say he won’t be “barging into” the mayor’s office if he doesn’t want to meet with him? I picture Christie standing on street corners in Fort Lee wearing a shirt that says “I came to Fort Lee to apologize and all I got was this lousy t-shirt,” eating a hoagie, then returning home for dinner with MaryPatSusieBetty and the family. (Let me be clear – ha – I didn’t mock his wife per se there – I mocked her JimBob name. #SorryNotSorry)

      • 77 cookemom
        January 9, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        he’d be pummeled with snowballs the minute he crossed the bridge. what makes him think that the good citizens of Fort Lee want to hear anything he has to say?

        • 78 jacquelineoboomer
          January 9, 2014 at 2:20 pm

          Just heard he’ll be coming in by helicopter. Hope he’s not stupid enough to land on the bridge and walk over. Probably brought the entire NJ State Trooper force with him with those snowball shields they carry!

  36. 79 hopefruit2
    January 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Fort Lee NJ Mayor said no to Christie’s proposed visit today. Good…

  37. 80 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm
  38. 82 JER
    January 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm
    • 83 cookemom
      January 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Christie has plenty of gas, as witnessed during that almost 2 hour hot air fest.

    • January 9, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      The Fort Lee mayor said NO ONE returned his calls since September. Shorter Mayor to Christi – GFY. If fact, one of the emails said that there was “radio silence” meaning they had no intention of talking to the mayor.

      Also it has taken Christi from September to January 9 to apologize. Why? If he’s so “sad” now why wasn’t he “sad” about the harm the bridge closing caused of all the citizens?

      I understand that there about 2000 docs hopefully that will be made public. I think another shoe is going to drop. Already, the emails that were released had information redacted. Who did that and why. This ain’t over and Christi knows it.

  39. 85 donna dem 4 obama
    January 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm
  40. 89 japa21
    January 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm
  41. 90 hopefruit2
    January 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm
  42. 91 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Wildstein is taking the 5th.

  43. 92 sherijr
    January 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I think he’s gonna walk away from this fairly unscathed- politically. Oh the feds might get him legally on some level.. but politically, the media will help him as they so lovingly do with all the failures, liars and thieves of the repub persuasion: Palin, Gingrich… etc.

  44. 97 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm
  45. 98 donna dem 4 obama
    January 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm
  46. 99 Ladyhawke
    January 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    AN INTEMPERATE BULLY

    Christie apologies, says ‘mistakes were made’

    By Steve Benen

    —————————————-

    The problem, of course, is all of the evidence to the contrary. Christie has earned a reputation as a bully for good reason. Indeed, Kate Zernike reported recently that Christie’s track record of bullying New Jersey officials for even minor slights is extraordinary.
    .
    .
    The whole article is worth reading to appreciate just how thin-skinned the governor really is. The piece points to example after example of Christie using the power of his office to punish rivals – even other Republicans – who’ve offended him in minor and inconsequential ways.

    The governor obviously doesn’t want to be blamed for the Fort Lee fiasco, but looking back over the last four years, the available evidence paints a deeply unflattering portrait of an intemperate bully, willing to use the power of his administration to intimidate, punish, and harass.

    —————————————————–

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/christie-apologies-says-mistakes-were-made

  47. January 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Get this: Bob Shrum was just on Ed’s show. He thinks Christie will survive this. He said that a number of times, usually w/the caveat of IF he didn’t know, IF this and that and back to IF he didn’t know…….smh. Was very surprised the Bob Shrum has already joined in the “He’ll be fine and will survive.” He even said one time that IF he really didn’t know and IF he hadn’t created a culture for this type of thing to happen, he will come out even stronger!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give me a f—— break. That’s just a stupid comment to make.

    • January 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Considering that so many Democrats voted for Christi, I’m not surprised at Shrum. I couldn’t believe Christi actually won. It seems that Democrats didn’t bother to look at Christi’s record. They fell for the hype hook, line and sinker.

    • 102 sherijr
      January 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      I think media (national at least) will play this game all day and as long as they can get away with it.. they love their repubs.

    • 103 COS
      January 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      I am surprised at Shrum. I don’t agree with him on this. If Christie decide to run for President, I can see the adds already.

    • 105 Nena20409
      January 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Shrummie spoke the truth as a Political strategist.

      Yes, IF this and IF that. WHY? All the facts are not out and there are investigations, probes and the US Attorney is involved.

  48. 106 utaustinliberal
    January 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm
  49. 107 No Child Left Behind
    January 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    The toddlers at the WHPC are out in full force. One already asked POTUS’s opinion on “the lengthy press conference of Fat Chance Chris Christie”? These people will never grow up.

    • 108 Ladyhawke
      January 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      It’s really embarrassing. Could you believe April Ryan?? Exactly what does the NJ Bridgegate have to do with the White House. So far two questions on it, let’s see how many more mount up. They will keep asking because it is the shiny object of the day.

      • 109 jacquelineoboomer
        January 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

        And President Obama is their Daddy. They can’t make a move without asking for his opinion. Grrrr.

        • 110 Nena20409
          January 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

          She was asking IF AG Holder would be informing POTUS on this case about Christie since it also about Commerce interference.

          • 111 jacquelineoboomer
            January 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm

            Oh, okay. (I’m sure the President is paying attention to all of it, in any event, when he’s not doing the job of taking care of the needs of the people – as Christie should have done in his state.)

    • 112 COS
      January 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      They try to tie PBO with anything negative. I find Julie Pace annoying.

    • 113 Ladyhawke
      January 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      A reporter is now criticizing the size of the Promise Zones announcement today. Imagine that. Meanwhile, there is the American Jobs Act that has been completely ignored since September 2011 by the feckless, do nothing congress. And we are struggling to get unemployment insurance benefits extended. Go figure.

  50. 114 Nena20409
    January 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    2 questions on Christie Bridge-gate. 2 NSA questions…..Review from POTUS before SOTU address Jay says.

  51. 115 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Chuck Todd is not in the press room……is he on his way to Jersey to give Christie a hug ?

    Both Chris Cilliza and Mark Halperin says this is a bump in the road for Christie

  52. 118 Nena20409
    January 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    My Apologies To Jay today. His tardiness was due to a Funeral. He said that he just came from a Funeral for a mother of a good friend. He said her name. I an sorry, I was not paying full attention, so I missed the dearly departed’s name.

  53. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    January 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    While this governor quietly gets the job done in Maryland …

  54. 125 Layla
    January 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    IMHO We should stop the doom and gloom and make Christie our target as he deserves, no matter what the MSM idiots say!!! As Bob says often, we are the media…let’s just go after the truth and stop paying attention to the bought MSM people! This is ONLY my opinion so bear with me pls

    • 126 amk for obama
      January 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      yup. can’t believe the so called obama supporters, including axelrod, are taking the disgusting IOKIYAR route

      • 127 Nena20409
        January 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        Amk…..I want to believe that these folks would rather have Christie. Just like they also wanted Romney. Christie is predictable. John Hielman(sp) the Game Change Half of Mark Helprine has said now many times that Christie has more stuff that could be problematic in the future. Remember, Romney said No to Christie.

    • January 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      I absolutely agree. If it were not for blogs like this one and social media like Twitter we’d really be in the dark. We need to keep tweeting and posting on blogs. That’s how this information gets out. The only person that made this whole #Bridgegate a story was Rachel Maddow. I give her credit for this one. But it was tweeter and blogs that gave this story legs.

  55. 129 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    • 130 Nena20409
      January 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      David Corn understands this issue. Christie is more Like Nixon. Mean, Vindictive, Petty, Egotistical and Unsure of himself no matter how hard he tries. He is also seeking for LOVE by deceit.

  56. 131 utaustinliberal
    January 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm
    • 132 99ts
      January 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      but but …. What about the hundreds of thousands in the Federal government – PBO is held personally accountable for every last one of them by the GOP and the media

  57. 133 cookemom
    January 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    If Christie was gonna come out ahead on this, we’d be hearing from ‘pub party leaders and ‘Pub governors by now. They would have been out supporting him already. So far, not a peep. His appointee is taking the 5th, and everyone else involved have lawyered up. Christie astutely refused to talk to the people he fired (a smart lawyer type move). The ‘Pub rats have jumped ship and are imitating crickets right now. Fox news is not defending him or even trying to put out a narrative for him. He was Roger Ailes guy, yet not a peep on Fox.

    Put butter on him, he’s toast.

  58. 134 Nena20409
    January 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    3rd question on Christie….Jon Karl….was not his usual nasty-self? His Boy Christie is in the Media, unpleasantly and Karl has just one weak question?

  59. 135 donna dem 4 obama
    January 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    In My Humble Opinion….

    I’m inclined to believe that there was some serious bullying going on in Jersey and the Dem leadership in that state didn’t want to rock the boat with him. He was endorsed by democratic mayors, pastors, assemblymen, state senators and other leadership in the state. I think he had a stronghold on lots of people there. My hope and wish it that this all comes out in this investigation. The notion that so many dems voted for this bully simply because of his pushy, arrogant, in your face persona is beyond my comprehension. There is more to this than meets the eye. Why else would they go after this small town mayor because he wouldn’t fall in line? They were used to getting everyone on board with them and were determined to make an example of this mayor to keep everyone else in line. It’s corruption at its best.

    • 136 COS
      January 9, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      THIS!!!!! I am sure there were many threats Donna.

    • 137 Nena20409
      January 9, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Nixon in 1972 also Got elected by Many Dems and he won 49 states. By Mid 1973 Nixon was already drowning politically. He resigned on Aug 7, 1974 and left office on Aug 8th, 1974.

      Investigations by the US Attorney is usually interesting.

  60. 138 desertflower
    January 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/home/2014/01/09/3141121/christie/

    Here’s Proof That Governor Christie Is Still Misleading The Public On Bridge Scandal

    This BS about the traffic survey that NEVER WAS…EVERYONE that uses that as an excuse, needs to be read the riot act! They are pushing a LIE if they say this…

  61. 139 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I am out. I am pissed.

  62. 141 Jovie
    January 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Only Christie now perceived as a victim!
    Amazing!


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