Barry from D.C. calls a radio show

Posted by J.D. On Thursday, December 24, 2009 0 comments
On December 22nd, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was on WTOP's Ask the Governor radio program. President Barack Obama called in and initially gave his name as "Barry from D.C.".

Obama used the pseudonym so he would be patched through without Gov. Kaine knowing who was on the line so he could surprise him and then praise his work as governor. This, of course, has right wingers in a tizzy.

Here are a few select comments from a article about the radio show.

So it is arrogant for the President of the United States to call himself the President of the United States? What the hell else was he supposed to call himself?

But then again, clearly I am a liberal and therefore I obviously want to see Republicans die because of health care. Which is completely nonsensical as a health care plan ostensibly prevents untimely death.

Oh wait. This is probably to do with Sarah Palin's idiotic "death panel" claims.

Yes Felicity. That phone call cost every tax paying citizen $50. Seriously. I didn't make up that number at all. $50. Pay up.

Nice. Jen was able to both call Obama a "commie" as well as make an idiotic teleprompter joke.

Well played, madam. Well played, indeed.

Although, why in the hell Obama would need a device for televised speeches when he is on the phone is a little weird. But fuck it. Good insult, Jen!

Obviously only MUSLIMS would like Obama since he is secretly a Muslim (or is it MUSLIM?) right?

Um....what the fuck did any of those criticisms have to do with Barack Obama being black?

I'm not trying to be a dick RJ...but there is a slight possibility that you are a racist. And a much higher probability that you are an idiot.

This, of course, isn't the first time Conservatives have used any story as an excuse to attack the President. These examples aren't even the dumbest. Or the most hateful. Gotta love those tea baggers.

But like him or not, Barack Obama is the President of the United States.

Here is a lovely quote from 2006 wherein Sean Hannity took Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon to task about Blumenaur supposedly undermining the president:

"...And what I find frankly repugnant about you and some of your fellow Democrats – you have undermined our president, you have undermined our troops, you have undermined our war effort from day one and you’re doing it for the sinister reason of political gain..."

Yeah! Now let's see what Sean Hannity has to say about people who leave comments like those listed above!

Go get 'em Sean!

Oh. Wait.

You only care when people criticize a Republican president for "political gain". You don't give a shit if people criticize a Democratic president.



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