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Thread: Bush was fair game is Obama?

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    During the GW Bush presidency he was constantly ridiculed in the media and by private citizens. A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask did an act that the crowd went crazy for and the media and politicians are quick to condemn. The question I pose is Obama fair game just as Bush was?
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Sure he is fair game... problem is that some of the attacks are based on racism, and that is something Bush never had to contend with.
    Care to cite examples of those "racist" attacks?

    I will get you started:

    "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."
    Biden's description of Obama draws scrutiny - CNN.com



    EDIT: Or this little gem from Harry Reid:

    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologized on Saturday for saying the race of Barack Obama – whom he described as a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" – would help rather than hurt his eventual presidential bid.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_417406.html
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    We just had a thread about how all the talk shows are making fun of Obama, and most liberals thought it was funny. That's because most of these talk show guys are funny. They're talented comedians with good writers to back them up. Except Leno, his jokes aren't funny, but that's no because he's making fun of Obama. It's because Leno sucks.

    Now, conservatives: those email forwards you keep getting about Obama? Those aren't funny. They're bad. Worse, half of them are recycled from years ago, just replacing Clinton/Bush with Obama. They'd probably recycle Reagan jokes too, but email wasn't really a thing then. When you recycle a joke, it tends not to get funnier, and they were bad to begin with. The thing about Bush/Obama jumping out of a plane without a parachute? That wasn't funny the first time. I got it with Bush's name, and I thought "somebody believed this was worth my time, and now I hate that person for thinking that."

    One comment about non-joke political emails: they're usually wrong. If you see fw:fw: at the start, and it's about politics, just assume somebody is lying to you.
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    You complain about liberal media bias while posting these websites? They tend to not characterize...anything..accurately. Remember when Breitbart posted the story that Christians in the military were going to get court martialed for "expressing their faith?" (just taking a wild guess that you also read Breitpart)
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
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    Okay.

    Swing and a miss.

    Matthews didn't hold that opposition to Obama was racist, merely that certain comments made about Obama were racial in tone and insensitive, and that individuals who ignored the underlying racial tone of these comments were dead wrong.

    A far cry from the standard you've set up, wherein any criticism of Obama is considered racist.

    Swing and a miss, again.

    Eric Dyson held that in reference to Obama's treatment of the supreme court, use the term "bullying" to describe it was something a racist would do.

    I might not agree completely with Dyson's assessment...

    But again, it is a far cry from the standard you've set up, wherein any criticism of Obama is considered racist.

    Swing and a miss, for a third time.

    Eric Dyson characterized the GOP's blanket refusal to work with the President in any capacity as racist.

    This is again a far cry from the standard you've set up, wherein any criticism of Obama is considered racist.

    Hell, all of these are examples of where specific arguments or insults against Obama are deemed racist. Whether they are or are not can be debated, but none of them meet the standard you set forth in your opening post: That Obama is being untreated unfairly compared to Bush, and that any and all criticism of Obama were deemed racist.


    These two aren't even worth mentioning, merely a link that ask the same question you do with no substantiative evidence to support it's position and a blog.

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Ok, the concensus so far is that King O is fair game. So put on you Obama mask and make fun of the idiot and chief.
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    During the GW Bush presidency he was constantly ridiculed in the media and by private citizens. A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask did an act that the crowd went crazy for and the media and politicians are quick to condemn. The question I pose is Obama fair game just as Bush was?
    Yes. All public officials are fair game for criticism and public ridicule.
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Ok, the concensus so far is that King O is fair game. So put on you Obama mask and make fun of the idiot and chief.
    Fair game for ridicule on policies and such, yes. As for the cute little school yard names and masks, I guess that depends on a persons maturity level.
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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    During the GW Bush presidency he was constantly ridiculed in the media and by private citizens. A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask did an act that the crowd went crazy for and the media and politicians are quick to condemn. The question I pose is Obama fair game just as Bush was?
    Funny how all of a sudden the office of the president deserves respect. GWB was ridden far worse than Obama. During the GWB years, anything that was offered against him was considered free speech. But now, well, not so much. Liberals love free speech, but only the speech they agree with.

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    Re: Bush was fair game is Obama?

    The office of the President deserves respect. And every President deserves respect as a person. But every President, as a politician, is obviously also fair game for ridicule, satire, criticism, etc.

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