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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Who Needs Vocabulary When There are Choom-Gangs?

Dear Mr. President,
After today's press conference, I think I have finally figured out what our problem is. It all goes back to your college years - or possibly earlier. Your incorrect use of several key terms makes it clear that while you were experimenting with drugs and discussing Marxist theory, you missed a few essential vocabulary lessons. But don't worry, I can help you with that.

Today you said that you were "willing to negotiate," but only after Republicans give you everything you want.

You seem to be under the impression that "negotiate" means that you get to dictate and everyone else must capitulate, but that is not the case. "Negotiate" means you all sit together and each side makes concessions until an agreement is met. You don't have to like it. But you do have to do it.

You told the House of Representatives that they couldn't "pick and choose what to fund."

This is a little bit more complicated, so pay attention: the Constitution (I can get you a free copy if you need to brush up) gives the House of Representatives alone the power to appropriate funds. Colloquially, they have "the power of the purse." Which means that they get to decide how much money goes where, and they don't have to consult you or the Senate prior to doing so. Y'all are perfectly within your rights to throw a tantrum if you don't like their choices, but those choices are theirs all the same.

You also seem to have trouble with the word "fair," but I think that one may actually require its own dedicated lesson.

Don't thank me - I'm just glad I could help.


  1. Stow your condescension. You have been indoctrinated by the messengers for those that only care about their interests at the expense of yours.

  2. You have the courage to call me "indoctrinated' but not to post under your real name? Yeah, you've totally convinced me.

    And nothing you have said changes a) the point of the post or b) my opinion of the President's current course of action.

  3. Also, perhaps you'd like to clarify what part of the post exactly speaks to indoctrination. Was it the fact that I referenced the dictionary definition of the word "negotiate"? Or was it the Constitutionally mandated responsibilities of the House of Representatives that gave you trouble?

    Either way, your comment is irrelevant to the post - and taken apart from the post is nothing more than an ad hominem attack that adds nothing to the discourse.

  4. Total accumulation of self serving horse shit.


  6. You may not have contributed anything salient up to this point, but you at least had my attention until you cited Wonkette. You are free to continue to comment, as I rarely censor anything, but the likelihood of anyone actually reading your comments just basically evaporated. Have a nice weekend :)

  7. Salient factors are detailed in the article. The publisher is of no consequence. You attempt eloquent attacks against the individual as you cannot refute the message.

  8. Straight from the man hisself.

  9. Do you always disappear when challenged?