Pitts: What were you thinking, Mr. President?

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Apr 12, 2013

Dear Barry:

Ordinarily, I’d address you as Mr. Obama or Mr. President, in deference to your office. But we need to have us a guy-to-guy chat here, so I hope you’ll excuse the familiarity, because I just have to ask:

Barry, brotherman, bubbeleh, what the heck were you thinking? Did you really call California Attorney General Kamala Harris, “by far the best-looking attorney general in the country” last week at a Democratic fundraiser in the Bay Area?

You weren’t, like, nursing a cold and snockered on Robitussin or something?

You didn’t lose a bet with Joe Biden?

You actually said that, of your own free will?

Dude. Wow.

Yes, MSNBC helpfully reminds us that you’ve also complimented men on their looks, dubbing Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the entire Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team “goodlooking guys.”

Want to know how much that helps you here?

What’s the smallest measurable fraction this side of zero?

A man, particularly a powerful man, cannot always speak of or to a woman, as he would one of the fellas. This is what you forgot and what the folks who keep saying it was “just a compliment” don’t quite get.

Is that a double standard?

Yes.

You darn betcha.

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Comments

Fromthe419

Give the guy a break, google searched her and she is attractive. I'm usually the first in line to bash the guy, but this isn't even news worthy.

DickTracey

It took you this long to see through the swagger, Pitts ?? It's about time you took off the rose colored glasses.

Now you need to have a guy-to-guy talk to Barry, on why the POTUS should not be hanging around with rappers!

Mrjsiah1

Why bush hung with rockers. why are things so different for him?

DickTracey

Really? Please tell me the name of the rocker that wrote a song with Bush's name in it, that also included the F-word four times, the Lords name vain and the use of cocaine?

Also, which rocker did Bush allow to "turn Havana into Atlanta"?

The Big Dog's back

Moving the goalposts again eh trace?

JACKEL

You can't even compare this traitor to Bush.Bush went after terroists,this clown hangs out with them,Supports them in Egypt that wants to destroy you.

coasterfan

Wrong, completely wrong, Jackal. The Bush family were friends with the Bin Laden family prior to 9/11. A large part of the world still considers W to be a warmongering terrorist. Bush went after the 9/11 terrorists by looking in Iraq, which is basically the same as if FDR had invaded Mexico after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Finally, apparently you were off the planet in 2011 when Bin Laden was finally caught. Tell me again, who was commander-in-chief when that happened?

Fromthe419

Coasterfan, let's face it. The last good Republican president was Reagan and the last good Democratic president was Clinton. You know why? They were both able to reach across the aisle and work with the other party and compromise. Since 2000 the US has been a train wreck because of both Bush and Obama. The Patriot Act changed the way we all live our lives and it was started by Bush and continued by Obama. Both made Executive Orders that further eroded the Constitution. Whoever wins in 2016 be it a Democrat or Republican we better make sure they are the type of President that will work with the other party or the division that exists today will be the downfall of our once great nation.

WiseManOnceSaid

I just commented yesterday on the article by Kathleen Parker about how awful her and Leonard Pitts are at writing these opinion articles, and what do you know... They put him in today's paper. Why won't the SR step up and put some sort of OP ED with substance, Friedman, Dionne, there are plenty others out there that lean to either side of the aisle..

badboy

MSNBC? Enough said. They always do their best to try and rehabilitate him.

Phil Packer

That's the kind of thing that slips out after a couple cocktails.

Phil Packer

But I bet nobody would care if he said that Beyonce was hot. What's the difference?

Bluto

I would love to give Kamala Harris a cocktail ; )))))

devilsadvocate

What is this about Michele Obama saying she is a "Single mother"? Are you kidding me?

mammamia

President Obama made a remark that was BORDERLINE .. borderline. Mrs. Obama made a comment about being "a single mother". We have citizens who go hungry; elderly who have to cut their medications in half or can't afford ANY; we have children having children and then brutalizing them; we have drug dealers and junkies "breeding" like cockroaches and we wake up and find our OWN children are addicted; WE HAVE PEOPLE SAYING MUCH MUCH WORSE THINGS and rationalizing that they "mis-spoke" or "could have "put their message more elegantly" (wtf does THAT mean??) - let's put this in perspective and move on to more important issues.

goofus

Could all of you flamers imagine the firestorm if GW Bush said that. C'mon Obozo missed his Reggie, now he's back, so let the show begin.

The Big Dog's back

Yeah, I miss cheney saying go eff yourself. Or bush saying "There's Adam Clymer, major-league arsehole from The New York Times."

- George W. Bush, before a speech during a Naperville, Ill., campaign rally, Sept. 4, 2000

The Big Dog's back

Remember when bush groped Angela Merkel?

Fromthe419

That was hilarious, the look on her face was priceless!!

coasterfan

Nah, Goofus. Bush said sooooooo many amazingly stupid and ignorant things, that if he would have said this, it wouldn't have even made his Top 100 List. The media wouldn't have even noticed...

anthras

cf I do think that people do say dumb things eg

No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." –making an off-hand joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show", March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)

"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances." -–after saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)

"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." –in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..." –in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying "your Christian faith," which Obama quickly clarified, Sept. 7, 2008

"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

"The Cambridge police acted stupidly." —commenting on a white police officer's arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., ( he said that right after stating that he did not know the facts of the sutuation) It seemed like a stupid thing to say

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." –speaking at a San Francisco fundraiser about his troubles winning over some small-town, working-class voters, April 11, 2008

"One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world -- Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard." –mispronouncing "Corpsman" (the "ps" is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman's name is also Christopher, not Christian)

"I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go." —at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon, May 9, 2008

Obama can also do a good job

mikel

to all of you romney tax bashers. your boy obama just released his 2012 tax info and eeeeeekkkkkkssss he had an effective tax rate of 18.4%! wow, is he screwing that 47%. how dare he take advantage of claiming mortgage interest! that man is screwing the rest of you hard working dummies, er i mean demmies! bahahahahaha

Darwin's choice

What say you Big Dog or Coasterfan?? Your boy just slapped you in the kisser!!! Hahahahaha!! "Keeping what's his......"

Fromthe419

It seems there are 2 sets of tax laws, those for the one's in power and the rest of us. I'm done attacking those on this blog that are liberal, I've come to the realization that this is exactly what they want. While the nation is divided, they (politicians) reap the benefits of the laws they make. As I see it, both Bush and Obama have done more to erode the basic tenants of democracy in 13 years than all of the previous Presidents combined. We no longer have a free market economy, our government picks winners and losers in the market. It started with the first bailout by Bush and continues today under Obama. Everything is too big to fail except us. We the taxpayer will continue to bailout everything under the sun and pay higher taxes while Romney (15%) and Obama (18%) will continue to pay next to nothing. In my opinion, they are both rigging the system against all of us.

bullydogs1971

...not to mention that evidence of illegal activities of the bankers goes beyond a reasonable doubt...yet not one these bankers have yet to be brought to justice....to big to fail also means to big to jail....

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6, Holder said, "I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy. And I think that is a function of the fact that some of these institutions have become too large."

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-...

mikel

i think the unfortunate thing about your bank comment is that the higher ups have so many entry level "pawns" that it would be difficult to get to them if prosecuted.

bullydogs1971

I'm neither Rep or Dem, but...just curious...how many of you are black democrats?? Well this may shock you....just a little history!

Our nation’s top historians reveal that the Democratic Party gave us the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidations (of thousands of black and white Republicans). On the issue of slavery: historians say the Democrats gave their lives to expand it, the Republicans gave their lives to ban it.

Educate yourselves!
http://tfdf.org/blog/2012/08/30/...

DickTracey

@bullydog Black democrats have no idea what happened in politics that long ago. They just became interested in politics five years ago when they had a chance to elect a black president.

And now of course they know everything.

KnuckleDragger

OMG, no you've done it! You'll have every lib on here insisting that you are lying. They will scold you, and insist that it was the Republican party that did all this. They will base it all on the fact that one dixiecrat, namely Strom Thurmond defected to the Republican Party. What they won't talk about is the FACTS, 1)The majority of Dixiecrats never left the Democrat Party, and 2) Thurmond defected after all this stuff took place. It's just more liberal revisionist history. If they don't like the truth, they just change it and blame someone else.

The Big Dog's back

Kinda like you right wingers talking about Robert Byrd.

bullydogs1971

Michele Obama....lol...dont get me started....just watch this....16 vacations costing the tax payer 12 million...just sayin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?fea...

...oh thou hypocrite!

Darwin's choice

But, she's entitled.........And, she works so hard......and has to set a good example for all the rest of us.........

KURTje

W's library..5mil donated? Think I'll just send him a coloring book for it instead of $$. bbwahahas

bullydogs1971