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The Obama Derangement Syndrome at Free Republic

President Obama did an interview recently where he said that the worst thing about being president is that he can’t just be a regular person, that sometime he fantasizes about putting on a fake mustache and go into a bar and just talk to people. Any sane person would view this as a normal and understandable reaction to being in his job, but the nuts at Free Republic view this as an opportunity to take their ignorant bigotry out for a walk. Some of the comments:

He does not need a “fake” mustache. He is already 100% FAKE…

He could wear a muscle suit and come as a straight guy…

Can’t he get some of Wookie’s mustache?…

He’s already wearing her beard…

Just imagine a republican saying something like this…

He’s trying to show up the Pope (because he left his security behind and went into Rome). That is EXACTLY why this was said. Wants to appear as a ‘man of the peeps’. What a pathetic POS…

what’s he need a mustache for? he has a full beard we call moochelle…

Exactly…The enemedia would slice and dice a Republican president saying this…

Great idea. With a little luck they will throw his Arab a$s in jail!…

I don’t think he can grow a mustache, but I’m certain that Mich can…

Not enough to live out that fantasy in the White Hut, it seems. Maybe he’s telegraphing his MB friends and meant hijab or keffiyeh instead of mustache…

Moochelle wears enough moustache for both of them.

Notice the patterns? He’s gay, he’s Hitler, he’s Arab (what?). This is all they have.

Comments

  1. says

    Notice the patterns? He’s gay, he’s Hitler, he’s Arab (what?). This is all they have.

    They also have:

    She’s a beard
    She’s a man
    She’s ugly

  2. Taz says

    I’m not sure why the first one’s included. Seems like a fairly standard insult for any politician.

  3. Phillip IV says

    A veritable buffet of wingnuttery. Although I’m a bit disappointed that nobody made a quip about Obama’s fake beard probably being a small, black toothbrush-type beard.

    Anyway, this line of argument is one of my favorites these days and seen more and more frequently:

    Exactly…The enemedia would slice and dice a Republican president saying this…

    I call it “proving media bias by comparison with hypotheticals”. It’s a completely self-reliant argument, reality has no chance to make as much of a dent anywhere in it.

  4. imrryr says

    Exactly…The enemedia would slice and dice a Republican president saying this…

    ” I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don’t agree with each other. But that’s OK. If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”
    - George W. Bush, December 2000

    Good thing Obama didn’t say that

  5. footface says

    I know expecting this stuff to be coherent is asking a lot, but…

    How does Obama’s statement illustrate something bad about him? (Why would the media be all over a Republican saying the same thing?)

    In what way is Michelle Obama ugly or manly? (Apart from the inherent sexism in the insult—She’s not “the right kind” of woman, therefore…what?—if she’s an example of an ugly woman, I must be pretty mixed up.)

    He’s trying to show up the pope?

  6. freemage says

    There were a couple of lines (the first one, and the two “what if it were a Republican” posts) that were more ‘typical internet frothing’ than specifically ‘bigoted shitheads being bigoted shitheads’, but honestly, if you’re hanging around someone spewing all that crap and aren’t bothering to say something about it, I’m willing to regard you as just as bad a piece of racist, homophobic crap as the one spouting it.

  7. Michael Heath says

    More worrisome than the Freepers is the incredibly high infection rate in the Wall Street Journal article comment section. Where the topic of article won’t necessarily have anything to do with President Obama and yet many commenters’ posts focus on deriding or defaming the president.

    I get email blasts for them where sometimes I go to the article just to see how the commenters creatively leverage the article to validate how bad of a president Mr. Obama is.

    I think one cultural attribute which requires a sea change from all of us is our collective willingness to tolerate defamation. Many of us would never lie about somebody close to us or who is an associate. Our level for tolerating lies about them are also typically very low, assertions alone with scant evidence is unacceptable. And yet when it comes to influential people who are considered political opponents, our standards are not nearly as strong; we often discard them altogether.

    I would argue they need to be even higher. When we tolerate influential people being defamed, I’m confident our policy outcomes are going to be far worse. There’s a bigger national cost to defaming the president or a leading thinker than their is our cousin. And we if want our political opponents to deal honestly with our allies, we need to do the same to theirs.

  8. Doug Little says

    that sometime he fantasizes about putting on a fake mustache and go into a bar and just talk to people.

    Shit let me Godwin this one up like a wingnut.

    …We all know what type of mustache he is talking about, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

  9. laurentweppe says

    She’s a beard
She’s a man
She’s ugly

    She’s much taller and probably physically stronger than them. And as we all know, Strong Manly Men can’t have that.

    More worrisome than the Freepers is the incredibly high infection rate in the Wall Street Journal article comment section

    Believe me: behind closed doors, rich “reasonnable” Wall Street Journal readers make the wingnuts look tame

  10. kylawyer says

    Well it does demonstrate one thing, we are progressing somewhat. What they really want to say about him is he’s a N****r, but they know they dare not say it publicly.

  11. congenital cynic says

    That the freepers are nuts is not news, and if they want to diss the president, it’s all well and good, as long as they just disagree without making shit up that is a pack of lies. Fair game. But the way they vilify the presidents wife is rather disturbing. Shows a terrible lack of manners and civility. I mean, I think Newt is a disgusting, loathsome human being, but I don’t run around calling his wife a bearded bitch… Hmm, but which wife to pick on?

    I think Ms. Obama is a good lookin’ woman. I’d much rather see her face on a regular basis than the face of, oh, let’s say Newt Gingrich, Carl Rove, Rush Limbough, or any of dozens of other fat-assed, jowly, morons who show the worst possible face of the US to the world.

  12. naturalcynic says

    She’s much taller and probably physically stronger than them. And as we all know, Strong Manly Men can’t have that.

    What do you mean probably. There’s a YouTube video out there with Michelle cranking out 40+ semi-soppy, but real toe pushups, on the Ellen show.

    The president going out in the public reminds me of Nixon, during one of the big Vietnam protests going out to the Lincoln Memorial late at night and meeting with demonstrators camped out there, and in a surprisingly polite way and with minimal or no SS guard. The trouble was IIRC, that Nixon wanted to talk football.

  13. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    . . . the nuts at Free Republic view this as an opportunity to take their ignorant bigotry out for a walk.

    The nuts at Free Republic view being at Free Republic as an opportunity to take their ignorant bigotry out for a walk. Really. This is just par for the course.

    I’m still trying to work out why anyone would think that a Republican would be “sliced and diced” for saying something like this. Then again, these are Freepers we’re talking about, and any attempt to understand how they think is probably both ultimately futile and hazardous to one’s mental health.

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