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9/1/2011

Tommy Christopher: That Kerfuffle Over the Debate and Speech Being Scheduled at the Same Time Is a Huge Insult . . . to Obama

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:40 am

[Warning: this post accurately quotes Tommy Christopher of Mediaite. As a result, there is profanity, and lots of it. Reader beware.]

Tommy Christopher is mad. Why is Tommy Christopher mad? Because, he says, Speaker Boehner’s rejection of Obama’s preferred time for his jobs speech — which just so happened to coincide with the first GOP debate featuring Rick Perry — is an unprecedented insult:

Just as I thought. @Lawrence confirms with House historian that @speakerboehner ‘s insult is unprecedented. Disgusting, and a bad move.

POTUS got sandbagged by @speakerboehner , pure & simple. He’s gotta stop making gentleman’s agreements with these people. They aren’t. #p2

Christopher has not responded to my tweets asking whether stomping on the other party’s presidential debate with a speech is “unprecedented” or ungentlemanly. One gets the sense that, if Obama punched Boehner in the nose, and Boehner hit him back, Tommy Christopher would report that it is “unprecedented” for a Speaker to punch a President in the nose.

Meanwhile, Christopher spent part of his day yesterday lobbing profane insults at Adam Baldwin, and challenging him to meet in person:

@adamsbaldwin Really? You really want to go down this road? Bring your weak shit on in person, or Twitter, you’ll get pwned either way.

@adamsbaldwin Yeah, I’ll say it to your face, if you’ll show it. You know where and when the fuck to find me.


Above: Adam Baldwin asks a pointed question of Tommy Christopher.

Christopher and Baldwin met last night on the Stage Right show, where Christopher spent the evening as a wholly pwn3d subsidiary of Baldwin Enterprises.

Amid calling Baldwin a “fucking asshole” and similar epithets, Christopher criticized Baldwin for supposedly providing a one-sided view of the topic they were discussing. Which, he claimed, is characteristic of Republicans.

Meanwhile, as Christopher fills his timeline with complaints about Boehner’s discourtesy, I search in vain for a reference to the fact that Obama tried to pre-empt the GOP debate.

Who’s being one-sided again?

112 Responses to “Tommy Christopher: That Kerfuffle Over the Debate and Speech Being Scheduled at the Same Time Is a Huge Insult . . . to Obama”

  1. Tommy Christopher should get some xanax I think he seems anxious

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  2. One gets the sense that, if Obama punched Boehner in the nose, and Boehner hit him back, Tommy Christopher would report that it is “unprecedented” for a Speaker to punch a President in the nose.

    That’s pretty much what happened yesterday: Obama tried to punch the Republicans in the nose, but the Republicans ducked. Now the Democrats are complaining that the Republicans didn’t stand there and take it.

    Chuck Bartowski (4c6c0c)

  3. If this would have happened to a DemocRAT debate, the media would have been screaming bloody murder. Especially, if it had been George W Bush. But, Bush has a sense of decorum that “Walks On Water” lacks.

    Stan25 (103775)

  4. Christopher spent the evening as a wholly pwn3d subsidiary of Baldwin Enterprises.

    OK, I’ll admit it…

    This is one of the best turns of phrase that I have ever seen or heard.

    Scott Jacobs (d878a8)

  5. John Boehner should announce a joint appearance with Barack Obama and Harry Reid at Ft. Benning to honor the courageous troops on September 14th.

    Surely, he could not object to such an arrangement, right?

    Ed from SFV (7d7851)

  6. When I saw “Tommy Christopher is mad” I asked if that meant angry-mad or insane-mad. I see the answer is “yes.”

    CrustyB (08495c)

  7. If any Baldwin Brother pwns you on any topic, you should be forced to never speak again on any topic.

    dfbaskwill (ca54bb)

  8. Reminds me of what happened after Boehner walked away from the debt ceiling talks. Obama had a press conference to explain what happened. Boehner then dared to hold his own press conference to explain what really happened, taking total control of the narrative away from President O’Blameless and reportedly sending him into fits of apoplexy.

    Unprecedented.

    The audacity.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. Even under the most radically left view of things, Obama’s folks had to back off their claim they and Boehner had an agreement. They notified the guy and minutes later contacted the media claiming the GOP raised no objections.

    Of course the timing was meant to upstage the debate, and the handling of it by Boehner was perfect (though frankly all Boehner had to do was act like an adult and put Obama in a position of flipping out for one specific moment for no good reason).

    Why in the world does Tommy think Obama NEEEEEEEDs that one moment and can’t give his speech at a different time? What’s so insulting about the GOP having their debate one night and Obama having his speech another night? It’s obvious that everyone interested in one will be interested in the other.

    Tommy, Obama put himself in a position where his request looked dickish and small, like a plot from that Mean Girls movie. He did that to himself, and all Boehner had to do was say it would be a lot better if he found a different night. That’s all it took to confound Obama’s mastery of politics.

    I’m not surprised the left is furious about it, but they should look to Obama for answers.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  10. Let me note it’s a little pointless to even concern oneself with Tommy Christopher.

    He gave us his word that he had verified the stories of several witnesses to the biggest story in Tommy’s career. I heard him moan about what a good girl one of them was.

    They didn’t even exist.

    He put his reputation on the line for claims that weren’t true, so naturally he does not currently enjoy a reputation. I guess one has to respond to him anyway, as he’s got a following.

    But there’s a pattern. If you trust Tommy’s version you will not be well informed.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  11. If Obama farted and Boehner sprrayed air freshner Tommy Christopher would scream bloody murder.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  12. If any Baldwin Brother pwns you on any topic, you should be forced to never speak again on any topic.

    Comment by dfbaskwill — 9/1/2011 @ 8:00 am

    Flush out your headgear, new guy. Adam Baldwin is no “Baldwin brother.” He’s a rock-ribbed conservative. And he’s the guy in the YouTube clip in the post.

    I’ll add a caption.

    Patterico (7e0e9a)

  13. Dustin–We are not dealing with people who live with facts and reality here. If one views Obama as a near Deity, then the only way they can digest this situation is that any perceived dis or lack of respect from anyone else is tantamount to near criminal behavior. They do not view the three branches of government as co-equal and separate. They do not accept that there are protocols. They view their president as king and ruler over all. He must be obeyed!

    elissa (772a82)

  14. Yeah the gungrabbing leftys want your guns and omoron is using fast and furious to destroy your 2nd amendment rights.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  15. Dustin–We are not dealing with people who live with facts and reality here.

    I have to admit I was not familiar with the reality where the expert on polite gentlemen cusses at the drop of a hat. I like your summary. Either you go along with Obama or you ‘dissed’ him. That’s also like something out of that Mean Girls movie. I think it corresponds to how Obama and his staff thought this would play out, making it more difficult for Obama’s GOP competitors to communicate with the American people about important issues.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  16. The first paragraph NYT story :

    “Any hope of a bipartisan solution was quickly ruined when Boehner refused to allow Obama speak on improving the jobs and fixing the economy”

    Sorry for the quotes – I paraphased as closely as I recall the first paragraph. Though it is a sign of how much little the NYT tries to be unbiased.

    joe (bbbdbb)

  17. Obama has pivoted to Jobs so many times that they think he is on the Apple basketball team.

    A. Weiner (d1c681)

  18. _____________________________________________

    Christopher has not responded to my tweets asking whether stomping on the other party’s presidential debate with a speech is “unprecedented” or ungentlemanly

    I can deal with the typical liberal being a piss poor judge of people and situations (per comment of George Clooney below). I can deal with people of the left mis-reading or even transposing good and bad characteristics in humans (of others and in themselves), policies, ideas and situations. But I can’t deal with the pathetic and ridiculous nature of the typical liberal believing his or her left-leaning sentiments are grounded in such humane, beautiful, compassionate, generous and sophisticated qualities, or certainly thinking they have more of those things than what they associate with conservatives or even staunch centrists.


    Fromlaw2grace.com, April 2011:

    …Adam Baldwin is that rare bird in Tinseltown — an out-of-the-closet and outspoken conservative. How refreshing.

    Adam Baldwin has been working steadily in Hollywood since 1980. From his eclectic roles of Jayne Cobb in the cult television classic Firefly to Animal Mother in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Baldwin has made a name for himself as an actor.

    In a post entitled, “Retarded Leftist Projection: The Dark Soul of Collectivism,” published on April 28 at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism site, Baldwin calls out the leftists in this country for their narcissistic view of humanity in general and their exploitation of children in particular:

    Why Leftists feel compelled to dehumanize their fellow man in order to make political hay is easily explained. They need control over others to perpetuate their anti-humanitarian ideology. An ideology whose own intellectual disability agitates for, and all too often has achieved the prior restraint of centralized population control, economic control, even thought control (i.e., Political Correctness “hate crime”).

    As much as Leftists covet other people’s money, they seem to detest other people’s children — unless of course those children can be exploited as political props; human shield victim-mascots used in pursuit of narcissistic political ends.

    Washingtontimes.com, August 31, 2011:

    Idealism loses out to cynicism in George Clooney’s political drama “The Ides of March,” which opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Mr. Clooney plays the presidential candidate but told reporters at the festival he is not looking to be one in real life.

    “As for running for president, look, there’s a guy in office right now who is smarter than almost anyone you know, who’s nicer and who has more compassion than almost anyone you know. And he’s having an almost impossible time governing. Why would anybody volunteer for that job?” Mr. Clooney told a news conference.

    BTW, Adam Baldwin is not related to the notorious leftwing actor Alec Baldwin or that guy’s brother Stephen, who is another one of those uncommon people in Hollywood. Namely, a sensible, non-liberal—and because so much of the world of entertainment is ultra-liberal, in the context of that extreme, one-sided tilt, I won’t even characterize someone like Stephen Baldwin as conservative but as generally down-to-earth (ie, non-liberal).

    Mark (411533)

  19. Christopher spent the evening as a wholly pwn3d subsidiary of Baldwin Enterprises.

    OK, I’ll admit it…

    This is one of the best turns of phrase that I have ever seen or heard.

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 9/1/2011 @ 7:53 am

    Me too, am still smirking.

    You bet I’ll be forwarding that around, kicking myself for not claiming I thought of it myself. /conscience

    no one you know (325a59)

  20. If any Baldwin Brother pwns you on any topic, you should be forced to never speak again on any topic.

    Ummm…

    Adam isn’t related to those Baldwins…

    Scott Jacobs (d878a8)

  21. Dustin–We are not dealing with people who live with facts and reality here. If one views Obama as a near Deity, then the only way they can digest this situation is that any perceived dis or lack of respect from anyone else is tantamount to near criminal behavior. They do not view the three branches of government as co-equal and separate. They do not accept that there are protocols. They view their president as king and ruler over all. He must be obeyed!

    Comment by elissa — 9/1/2011 @ 8:26 am

    Exactly. And it also doesn’t help that being a classic narcissist, he thinks the same way. Full agreement and submission, or get out of my way and I’ll make sure you’re destroyed even then. No other options.

    no one you know (325a59)

  22. I have to admit I was not familiar with the reality where the expert on polite gentlemen cusses at the drop of a hat.

    Ahem.

    Those of us who can’t do, teach…

    Scott Jacobs (d878a8)

  23. Does he still think, that Weiner’s twitter was hacked, lord love a duck.

    ian cormac (4e0dda)

  24. Those of us who can’t do, teach…

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 9/1/2011 @ 8:38 am

    I cuss a lot too. But I don’t then run around whining that someone wasn’t a gentleman at the drop of a hat, and I doubt you’d do that either.

    It’s just insincere and insults Tommy’s audience. Though perhaps they deserve it.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  25. My question is: can this Christopher character express himself without vulgar and/or profane language? Maybe he hasn’t outgrown being 14?

    BarSinister (5a3146)

  26. Meanwhile, Lada Gaga condemns Boehner for his gaudy necktie, which had a little shimmer to it.

    Meanwhile, Tommy condemns son of a *&** Boehner’s handling of a ****ing scheduling conflict as not ****ing refined and genteel and ****.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  27. I don’t understand why this was any kind of insult. Suppose I call Mr Christopher and invite myself round for dinner next Tuesday, and he says “sorry, Tuesday’s not a good day, how about Wednesday?”, should I feel insulted? Especially if I knew before I called that he’s got opera tickets for Tuesday?

    An insult would have been Boehner saying “not happening, not on the 7th, not on the 8th, we’ll try to pencil you in for the 31st of September”. He could have done that, it would have been perfectly within his rights, but it would have been rude. If the president wants to visit, you try to accommodate him at the earliest convenient date. But why would anyone expect you to drop everything and rearrange your schedule so as to give him the first date he asks for?

    Christopher seems not to get that the president comes to Congress as a guest, not by right; and they receive him as a courtesy, not as an obligation.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  28. It’s obvious that this was a planned, manufactured, orchestrated and coordinated, journolisted stunt on behalf of the WH minions and Obama campaign. They knew darn well what they were doing when they chose and hastily announced that date. They knew what the Speaker’s response almost had to be– and they knew upfront how they would play it: change the speech date to make Obama look reasonable while pimping the media to try to make congress look even worse and more partisan to the American public than polls say it already does.

    This has David Axelrod’s grafitti all over it.

    elissa (772a82)

  29. I agree, Milhouse. Boehner’s reaction was benign. ‘Tomorrow would work better’ is far from rude.

    But let’s remember Obama’s tactics. He was hoping for tremendous agitation, and it certainly worked on the blogosphere and radio. The MSM was coordinating a response to the GOP condemning Obama’s pettiness, so when Boehner responded so mildly I guess they ignored it and pretended something more furious had been said.

    As Elissa’s saying, this reeks of coordination. Tommy is just too stupid to carry out his marching orders without looking insincere. The NYT is a lot slicker, but convey the same narrative.

    But all these games won’t save Obama from a DC outsider. The House has no reputation to lose, frankly. Obama can roll in the mud with them all day if he wants, proving he is never going to be able to fix anything, while a DC outsider explains a better solution that requires less DC control.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  30. Comment by Dustin — 9/1/2011 @ 8:09 am

    Exactly. If Obama wasn’t trying to step all over the GOP’s debate, than it’s not a big deal for him to reschedule his “Emergency! Joint Session of congress! I GOTS A PLAN” speech. If the GOP debate was not a factor in Obama’s scheduling, than why is Christopher so pissed that it won’t be happening during the debate?

    Book (c7b6c5)

  31. By pure coincidence, yesterday I emailed some cousins suggesting that since I had a free evening tonight perhaps I might drop ’round to see them. I just got an reply saying that they’ve got stuff going on, and “we can touch base again next tues or wed night”. Funnily enough I don’t feel dissed. I emailed for a reason, rather than dropping in unannounced; I did it because they have lives, and just because I’m free tonight doesn’t mean they are. Why can’t 0bama understand that?

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  32. Why can’t 0bama understand that?

    Comment by Milhouse — 9/1/2011 @ 9:11 am

    Because, you silly man, they should be thanking him for the opportunity to rearrange their schedules for his exalted presence. Remember, “shared sacrifice” means “you share, and you sacrifice.”

    no one you know (325a59)

  33. The MSM was coordinating a response to the GOP condemning Obama’s pettiness, so when Boehner responded so mildly I guess they ignored it and pretended something more furious had been said.

    Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Remember the “nigger” non-incident with John Lewis, Eldridge Cleaver, and Andre Carson? The first story in the press appeared just 40 minutes after the event didn’t happen, and it was detailed enough that expert journalists estimated it would have taken 2-3 hours to put together. Which means the author started writing it in anticipation of the event happening, and when it didn’t happen he just carried on as if it had.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  34. Sorry, Emanuel Cleaver. Eldridge is a repentant ex-Black-Panther.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  35. I like Althouse’s take.

    This great big plan of Obama’s has been promised to us for a long time. They wouldn’t be able to promise it if they didn’t know what it was, right? So they had some idea what the plan was a month ago, and instead went on vacation.

    Or they really have had no plan, but can’t admit it, so they lied.

    And the MSM is mad about a scheduling conflict? Let’s see how stupid this plan is.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  36. Rush just played an MSM montage of the use of the word “unprecedented” on the airwaves this morning.

    Glad to see that the VRWC talking points are being delivered to all members of the media.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (588042)

  37. Dustin, this is the same “cloud” plan contained within the ARRA passed in the opening days of 2009 – just more money for the public-employee union base that must be kept in-line, or the Dems go down to a humiliating defeat which will mimic 2010 with the addition of the loss of the WH & Senate.

    As an indication, there is an OpEd on the ‘net today (sorry, I don’t remember where I saw it this morning) that predicts that next years’ wipeout will decimate the remaining ranks of “moderate” Dems up on The Hill, due to reapportionment and the rejection of Statism that is spreading throughout the land.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (588042)

  38. BTW, I apologize for my abject ignorance on this subject, but WTH is a “Tommy Christopher”?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (588042)

  39. Here’s what I’d do if I were Obama.

    “We’re on the wrong path, clearly. Nothing’s working. So let’s return to the Clinton era budget and taxation policy. That means tax increases but also spending cuts. It means a lot of departments will be shrunk. I also will cut regulations back and hold them in place except for true emergencies and repeal Obamacare, to provide business with a predictable and safe environment for hiring and making a lot of money.”

    My guess is that such measures would ensure Obama both a second term and probably his head on Mt Rushmore. Obviously such selflessness for the good of the nation is not something we predict Obama will offer on the 8th. We’ll get what Drew is talking about, which will probably come across as busy work.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  40. That would Kang and not Obama,

    ian cormac (4e0dda)

  41. I agree with everything that’s been said, I think, but I do have an alternative thought…

    Let Obama do his speech, but at appropriate intervals cut away from the speech and let each of the Republican candidates respond. TV coverage would just delay Obama’s next sentence until the commentary was done.

    Kind of like presidential politics meets Science Fiction Theater.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  42. MD, that would be fun.

    And frankly I would love to see that done anyway. Let the major candidates sit and snark at Obama’s speech a few days later.

    But I do think Obama was hoping to inject control over the GOP debate topics. He would rather they be criticizing his approach than offering their own. I’m pleased that Obama’s speech is after the debates instead of soon before them. Especially with NBC moderating.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  43. A Tommy Christpoher is something you go to the bathroom to do.

    It also smells funny.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  44. Obama’s ambitious plan to create jobs (or save his job).

    Raise taxes
    Borrow more money from the ChiComs
    Expand the federal bureaucracy and increase pay
    Issue an avalanche of new regulations on business
    Keep the flow of illegal aliens coming
    Expand the welfare rolls and get more people dependent on food stamps
    Arm the Mexican drug cartels
    Support al qaeda takeovers of Middle Eastern countries
    Investigate racist TEA Party terrorism
    Issue enough new EPA rules and regulations to discourage anyone from doing anything productive
    Take more vacations traveling free on Air Force jets
    Usurp more prime time for self-aggrandizing photo ops
    Protect bloodthirsty Islamic butchers who murder Americans from facing prosecution
    Undermine the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
    Protect Black Panther thugs who intimidate voters
    Play more golf
    Give the bird to anyone who doesn’t kiss your wife’s big ass.

    ropelight (0608cd)

  45. Rush just played an MSM montage of the use of the word “unprecedented” on the airwaves this morning.

    Is it in fact unprecedented? I’d imagine it’s happened lots of times over the past 233 years.

    Milhouse (ee8a5d)

  46. But it’s never happened to The One, Milhouse. It’s unprecedentedly racist.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  47. But yes, of course they have had to work out schedules a zillion times before. A few articles noted they tend to hash this out in private. What’s unprecedented is Obama making his request and then running to the press a few minutes later, not giving anyone a chance to suggest a better time.

    Barack O’Drama.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  48. Remember Obama arranging an exclusive multi-part interview with Bill O’Reilly during the 2008 Republican National Convention?

    Remember him suddenly scheduling a speech before Dick Cheney was supposed to speak about Bush era anti-terrorism policies in Washington in 2009?

    I’m sure people can think of other examples, but those two immediately come to mind. This is a strategy and pattern for Obama, not a coincidence.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  49. _______________________________________________

    is an unprecedented insult:

    Look at how the LA Times framed the story, per below. The reporters’ phrase of “political big footing” represents the article’s only attempt to balance the narrative against the TWO (2) quotes from leftist sources.

    In the era before the Internet — before sounding boards like this blog and forum existed — the absurd, foolish bias of the media would have been easier to slip in under the wire, easier for even me to be far more uncertain or vague about. IOW, several years ago I might have fallen for the notion that the response towards Obama’s request truly was “unprecedented” or inappropriate. That an effort by some to make the current occupant of the Oval Office look like a martyr — like a beautiful, selfless, humane politician of the left facing rightwing meanies — wasn’t totally without merit.

    LAtimes.com:

    Obama asked to schedule a rare joint session of Congress for a prime-time address about jobs the Wednesday after Labor Day. In a rare, if not unprecedented, rebuff in modern times, Boehner (R-Ohio) rejected the president’s request and recommended the following night.

    …By Wednesday night, the president gave in.

    The original timing of the president’s speech request was seen by Republicans as political big footing, and a sign that the partisan tension hasn’t dissipated much, if at all, over their summer vacation.

    The situation struck some Capitol veterans as almost unprecedented in modern times.

    “It is unprecedented to reject the date that a president wants to address a joint session of the Congress,” said a senior Democratic aide familiar with arranging such events in the Capitol. “Yes, consultation always occurs, but the president always gets the date he wants.”

    “Can’t think of a precedent offhand, but it is predictable,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor at Princeton University who has written extensively on American politics. “The GOP has a consistent strategy: block, obstruct and make life difficult for the president. Whatever he wants, as Groucho Marx said, they are against it.”

    ^ I’ve read another website today that indicates some major reporters at the LA Times are taking voluntary layoffs and that more layoffs are in the works. For so many people of the left, in an industry dominated by left-leaning bias, to be experiencing such volatility during a time when the White House is occupied by a person who embraced “goddamn America” sentiment seems altogether fitting.

    Mark (411533)

  50. Mark, what I find interesting about the LAT’s lying is how much better they are at it than Tommy Christopher. They hold back just enough so they don’t blatantly come across as hacks. You have to actually know the truth to know the LAT is lying. With Tommy, anyone can tell he’s full of crap even if they have no idea about the story.

    But Elissa was right. This is J-list 2.0. They are all marching to the same beat with these lies.

    How cruel that Obama had to give his speech another night. Boy, the GOP is just out to make his life a living hell! Poor Obama, coming from Vacation 32 for a week and a half, having to give his speech on Friday instead of Thursday! It’s Mccain in the POW camp all over again!

    And why did Obama yet again want the specific moment the GOP was reaching out to voters again? Not a mention of it. Yet it’s pretty damn relevant the MSM explain what about that time worked so well for Obama.

    We all know what it was. Why not tell us? Because it proves Obama is being a jerk. I wouldn’t have handled this as well as Boehner did. I’d have called Obama a petty anti-democratic punk, and been blasted for my lack of civility.

    All this distraction from Obama’s super awesome plan we’ve been promised for several weeks now. If Obama is trying to focus us on his plan, he’s not doing his job very well.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  51. Sounds to me like somebody’s mouth is writing checks his ass can’t cash.

    Professor Fate (8096f2)

  52. Comment by ropelight — 9/1/2011 @ 10:35 am

    Did someone slip Axelrod’s copy of the re-election playbook through your transom?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (588042)

  53. Obama wanted to steal GOP thunder by ordering up a Joint session of congress so he could look Presidential, and to compete with the GOP Debate. Instead he gets bitch slapped and told it’s not convenient to the equally powerful house, but he is welcome to compete with the NFL season opener, where we can all see what kind of embarrassing numbers he will draw.
    All this guy can do is step on his crank, what an incompetent.
    I agree with Rush, Obama will present a jobs plan based on government spending, this will excite his base, and when the Right tells him no new spending, he will blame them for the Unemployment which he created, but which his new plan (just like the old plan that didn’t work only larger) would have fixed. It’s how he got elected, blaming everything on Bush, it’s what he has been desperately searching for all along, someway anyway to blame the GOP and the TEA Party for his own economic mismanagement.

    Jacksonian Libertarian (0a2770)

  54. “Democratic strategist James Carville told me that the White House was in the wrong when it requested that the President address Congress on the same night and time as a Republican presidential debate.

    “I do think this is a really big debate and I think the White House was out of bounds…in trying to schedule a speech during a debate,” Carville said on “GMA.”

    This will be Gov. Rick Perry’s first debate, and as Carville said this morning the stakes are high.

    “Given a choice between watching a debate and the speech I would have watched the debate and I’m not even a Republican or even close to being a Republican,” he said, adding it will be a “barn burner.””

    Heh.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  55. That was Munchkinopoulis.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  56. Jayne Cobb will fuck you up, Tommy. Try to get on his nice side by tossing grenades at him for the rest of his life.

    EC (dda60e)

  57. Once it was Hope and Change, now it’s Despair and Repetition.

    ropelight (0608cd)

  58. Obama shows himself to be smaller man every day.

    SPQR (4a8846)

  59. The speech date kerfuffle kept the media and blogs from having to dig into the weeds and tell the American taxpayers all the real dirt about the Solyndra debacle. Look! Squirrel!

    With this crew it is always wise to look to see what they are not talking about when they all appear to be squealing in unison and pointing somewhere.

    elissa (772a82)

  60. If any Baldwin Brother pwns you on any topic, you should be forced to never speak again on any topic.

    As Patterico notes, Adam is no relation to the libtard brothers. Furthermore, he was Here First — he did his first movie in the late 70s, “My Bodyguard”, a nice coming-of-age flick that’s unfortunately been forgotten.

    He’s also notable for the very libertarian character he played in Firefly, a show very much steeped in libertarian ideology.

    Smock Puppet, Facepalm Expert (c9dcd8)


  61. Full agreement and submission, or get out of my way and I’ll make sure you’re destroyed even then. No other options.


    Now, a question: Sound like any other ideology/creed you know of?

    Anyone?

    Anyone?

    Bueller?

    —-

    Now you see why there is such a natural degree of collusion between the two ideologies, and why they are anathema to modern civil society.

    Smock Puppet, Facepalm Expert (c9dcd8)

  62. “an unprecedented insult”

    Impressive.

    Most of the good insults have already been used.

    Dave Surls (f80086)

  63. Tommy Christopher: a living example of how nerds think that real life is just like the movies.

    As for Obama, what a wuss. All he had to do in regards to the GOP debate and Boehner’s request is say, “Yeah, so what? This is when the speech is going to take place, deal with it.” If you’re going to schedule your speech as a blatant “F*ck You” to the opposing party, you better be prepared to follow through with it (much like Msr. Christopher and his ridiculous tweeting chimpouts).

    The fact that he folded like an origami goose shows that Boehner lives in his head rent-free.

    Another Chris (c04459)


  64. But Elissa was right. This is J-list 2.0. They are all marching to the same beat with these lies.

    I’ve seen reports that the Northeast Earthquake wasn’t really an earthquake at all.

    What actually happened was that Pinch Sulzberger just shifted his weight from his left leg to his right, and all the rest of the press did the same a fraction of a second later.
    :D

    Smock Puppet, Facepalm Expert (c9dcd8)

  65. Tommy Christopher has been referred to as a “friend” to Hot Air at least twice now. Tells you all you need to know about Hot Air.

    Jaynie59 (058ebb)

  66. At least Tommy had a very amusingly tweeted appendicitis attack. I’ll give him that.

    koam @wittier (a1d10e)

  67. As for Obama, what a wuss. All he had to do in regards to the GOP debate and Boehner’s request is say, “Yeah, so what? This is when the speech is going to take place, deal with it.”

    Not if he wanted to address it to Congress. He can speak in the White House any time he likes, but he can’t show up on Capitol Hill without an invitation and start speaking, or he’d be ejected by the Sergeant at Arms.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  68. As for Tommy Christopher, you’d think he would be smart enough not to take on a guy with so many Browncoats as backup.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  69. Poor Tommy. He stomped around so much his permanent panty bunch turned into a full blown atomic wedgie.

    And Larry and Adam sat back and let him have at it.

    When an idiot wants to prove his idiocy, you let him ;-)

    ppk_pixie (1df0c8)

  70. Sorry, Emanuel Cleaver. Eldridge is was a repentant ex-Black-Panther.

    FIFY, milhouse… dude took the big dirtnap a while ago.

    ColonelHaiku (ac06bc)

  71. POTUS sandbag his
    own damn self incompetence
    as action figure

    ColonelHaiku (ac06bc)

  72. colonel always say
    if life give you lemons
    let sleeping dogs lie

    ColonelHaiku (ac06bc)

  73. Tommy Christopher
    Watched SuperBad too much
    Mom does his laundry

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  74. The really sad thing about this speech date kerfuffle, is now that it’s gonna be on Friday instead of Thursday, Obama could have just stayed that last day of his vacation instead of coming home early.

    Pious Agnostic (6048a8)

  75. Excuse me, did they re-schedule again.
    First it was Wed, 9/7; then it was Thurs, 9/8.
    Are you saying it is now Friday, 9/9?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (588042)

  76. Yikes, sorry. Got my dates messed up. Still, the point stands…he coulda played another 36 holes.

    Pious Agnostic (6048a8)

  77. O/T…From RollCall (today):

    <i>Updated: 5:15 p.m.(ET)
    A new Republican-commissioned poll showed the race to replace ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) in New York’s 9th district to be a dead heat

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (588042)

  78. This afternoon, Tommy Xtopher doubles down and calls for Boehner to resign. More at the link.

    “The mainstream media, and even some in the liberal opinion media, have completely missed the point of President Obama’s dust-up with Speaker John Boehner over the date for Obama’s address before a joint session of Congress. MSM yakkers have advanced the “pox on both their houses” meme, while liberals like Ed Schultz accuse the President of “caving,” all ignoring the fact that Boehner has insulted and disrespected the office of the President of the United States, and should resign.”

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  79. Boehner really dissed Obama because of the color of his skin according to Richard Wolffe on MSNBC. Who called for a moronic convergence? C’mon admit your guilt.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  80. Tommy’s as pissy as Obama.

    Is this gonna be a whole 14 months of PMS from these two?

    koam @wittier (a1d10e)

  81. I sent a telegram calling for a “magnetic convergence”; the telegrapher must have a shaking hand, and mis-spelled the word.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (588042)

  82. I love how Tommy says it’s a ‘fact’, too.

    Tommy, in his hissy fit, thinks Beohner should resign, and because we all know how reasonable and accurate Tommy Christopher is, that opinion becomes a fact.

    Furthermore, what kind of fascist loser is this guy? People have to resign if they insult the President? Why? Where was Tommy when the democrats were calling Bush 43 a mass murderer?

    Where is the room for political disputes in Tommy’s world? We can’t dispute Obama’s demand for a mere schedule, so can we dispute Obamacare? I suppose everyone who voted to impeach Clinton should also resign, right? As well as those who voted to impeach Bush?

    It’s just a show at this point. Tommy wants to rebuild his ruined brand, and he realizes the only way to do that is to be a ridiculous crank. He’s going the Alex Jones route.

    What a douchebag.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  83. all ignoring the fact that Boehner has insulted and disrespected the office of the President of the United States, and should resign.”

    Amazing how progs get all royalist when it’s one their own in the highest seat.

    Another Chris (c983db)

  84. Honor!!! In an earlier time Tommy would have called for a duel!

    elissa (772a82)

  85. I think I remember reading in Beohner’s letter that the House didn’t like Obama’s “kind” and wouldn’t let him use the front door.

    Pious Agnostic (6048a8)

  86. I don’t really get what the huge fuss is about anyway. There’s nothing special about that evening, other than the debate. Obama isn’t being stopped from giving a speech from the WH, or simply on the next day. What’s the problem?

    Boehner wasn’t even rude in his rejection. He simply offered the soonest available date.

    Granted Boehner isn’t bending over backwards, but he’s being pretty cool about this, given that Obama was playing petty politics. If he admits that this original time is so important he’s upset about it, of course he’s admitting he’s playing politics with America’s welfare, too.

    And given that Obama’s admin had to walk back their lie that Boehner agreed to the initial date, who exactly was disrespectful to whom? Does Tommy think Obama should resign too?

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  87. If Tommy does, he would join a very large club.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (588042)

  88. Does Tommy drink? Like a lot?

    elissa (772a82)

  89. elissa, have you seen photos?

    koam @wittier (a1d10e)

  90. Latest leftist meme: Boehner and Daley had an agreement but the Tea Party screamed and Boehner was forced to walk it back to satisfy the savages in his own party whom he is unable to control. So, bottom line, both Obama and Boehner have been embarrassed by the evil Tea Party terrorists.

    It must be true –I heard it on PBS.

    elissa (772a82)

  91. in earlier time
    he’d be mocked without mercy
    much to his chagrin

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/19312/saturday-night-live-you-mock-me

    ColonelHaiku (ac06bc)

  92. I miss Phil Hartman… he was one funny guy.

    ColonelHaiku (ac06bc)

  93. That’s Tommy Christopher? He’s going to whup Adam Baldwin? I don’t think so. What a wuss.

    PatAZ (da3db7)

  94. Adam Baldwin is not related to Alec Baldwin.

    Steve (17445a)

  95. Tommy Saul Alinsky Christopher.
    Any way you slice it he’s still a hack.

    Eerily quiet since his hiding his Weiner in two underage girls “stories”.

    We live awfully close to each other Tommy. Maybe you can give me a whoopin’ too. I could use a good whoopin’,come to think of it.

    goatsred (66819b)

  96. Yes Pat, that’s him. He looks EXACTLY as I expected him to, based solely on the fact he’s an internet tough guy.

    He sounds as lethargic as he looks, too.

    Adam Baldwin is an actor who played the ever-hostile mercenary crewmember on Firefly.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  97. Eerily quiet since his hiding his Weiner in two underage girls “stories”.

    Yeah, one guy who should have been outraged and set out to figure out who ruined his reputation (what there was of it), just sort of shut up. I figure Tommy was humiliated and would like nothing more than to pretend he never vouched for frauds.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  98. um the link is broken but go to hot air and leave your comments on the online petition website thread.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  99. Thanks Dustin..Maybe you want to help me out with a little project I’m going to start tomorrow. I will get in touch tomorrow

    goatsred (66819b)

  100. Yes Pat, that’s him. He looks EXACTLY as I expected him to, based solely on the fact he’s an internet tough guy.

    He looks like Jeff?

    Too soon?

    Scott Jacobs (d878a8)

  101. Comment by koam @wittier — 9/1/2011 @ 5:18 pm
    Is this gonna be a whole 14 months of PMS from these two?

    Oh ffs, somebody ping bottles off of Midol off of Tommy’s little weak chin. Maybe it would help.

    I’m uncertain as to what would help Obumble’s hormonal upheaval. Maybe Impeachitol.

    ppk_pixie (1df0c8)

  102. Oh, Tommy?

    Precedented, you pathetic little drama queen. You can go back to getting slapped around by Adam Baldwin now.

    M. Scott Eiland (1dc62a)

  103. Maybe Impeachitol.

    Comment by ppk_pixie — 9/1/2011 @ 11:43 pm

    HAHAHA

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  104. one doesn’t want to be unneccesarily personal. with Christopher, but he often comes to the most ridiculous and unfounded conclusions

    ian cormac (4e0dda)

  105. ppk pixie #108 – nahhh – for Tommy, he needs some ‘Resignatrol’ …

    Alasdair (e7cb73)


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