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11/30/2013

Obama – I Have Always Been Respectful Of Teabaggers

Filed under: General — JD @ 10:09 am

[guest post by JD]

this has to be the first time in history that a sitting President penned a letter using a sexual slur towards someone that disagrees with his not at all ideological politics.

He is a small person. And a liar.

—JD

UPDATE BY PATTERICO: Obama has left himself the defense that he was simply quoting the other letter writer. Of course, he didn’t put quotes around the slur, and one wonders whether that was deliberate. It reminds me of his numerous “innocent” scratches of his face with his middle finger extended. He has deniability, but it still gives the radicals a chuckle.

44 Responses to “Obama – I Have Always Been Respectful Of Teabaggers”

  1. Impossible to make this stuff up

    JD (ea1128)

  2. This is why it is dangerous to habitually use abusive language to describe your opponents: pretty soon you completely forget exactly how abusive your habit actually is.

    The letter that Mr Ritter sent actually contains the offending phrase, and an argument could be made that the president closed his quote too early (that is, after ‘fun’ instead of after ‘bagger’).

    The fact that he didn’t recognize his mistake simply shows how ingrained his habitual abuse of his political opponents really is.

    I think I’ll begin to habitually use the term “Sodomites” when I refer to Democrats, since they seem to appreciate this sort of humor.

    Pious Agnostic (ac89e5)

  3. He needs a “Lipton Moment”…

    Colonel Haiku (749a1f)

  4. Well, when you are so “smug” and have a “superior” intellect like Barrycade, everyone else is just a “tea bagger”.

    Teh Infidel Mataween (ff5655)

  5. Hey, Pious Agnostic,

    That’s hardly fair to the substantial minority of Democrats who are so uptight that you couldn’t get 16 gauge wire up their butts, much less sodomize them. Like the Fainting Sisters who consider Playboy to be pornography. Vulgar, certainly. In dreadful bad taste, usually. But worth CENSORING?

    C. S. P. Schofield (e8b801)

  6. I think O knew he was using a sexual slur and his use of the word “teabagger” was his way of giving the correspondent a “verbal” finger.

    tmac (17832b)

  7. I go back and forth on that, tmac. Apparently Obama knew the writer was a schoolteacher and the teacher’s email also used the “teabagger” term. Thus, I wonder if Obama thought he was writing a disillusioned liberal who needed reinforcement from his Dear Leader, and Obama spontaneously responded in kind. (The fact the letter was handwritten makes me think it even more likely it was a spontaneous gesture.)

    Obama may not have considered the possibility his letter would be publicized, and it reminds me of the time Obama called red state folks “bitter, clingers.” He says things like that to people he thinks are his supporters.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  8. The WH and the Presirunt, on any given day, must receive butloads of mail.

    He doesn’t answer them in hand written letters. He couldn’t. There wouldn’t be time for golf if he did.

    So that means he has people with risin sniffing dogs and rubber gloves going over each and every bit of correspondence. Only a selected bit will reach his desk.

    That means this letter he answered was the pick of the litter, selected for a reason.

    He wants to flip us off personally so bad it’s giving him hand cramps.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  9. Whatever his motivation, I agree this is a window into the disrespect Obama feels for people who disagree with him.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  10. well, at least the antipathy is mutual: he has no respect for the public & many of us give him only the respect he’s earned.

    none.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  11. The New York Times reported in 2009 that Obama’s Office of Correspondence picks 10 letters a day for him to read, and he sometimes responds with hand-written notes. My guess is he’s tapered off a little since then but it sounds like the content of the hand-written responses are solely Obama’s decision.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  12. Did I muss the part where the handwriting was authenticated?

    steveg (794291)

  13. “Teabagger” is one of those words people use to refer to groups they hate, and it is no better than words like k*ke, sp*c, fa**ot or any of the others. No one who uses it has anything but anger and hate towards the TEA Party.

    At it’s very best, most benign use, it is the same as calling liberals “commies”, and at it’s worst it betrays a deep and unthinking bigotry.

    Kevin M (536c5d)

  14. I don’t know if it’s authentic, steveg, but the letter may have been written in 2009 during a period when Obama used the term “teabagger” to describe Tea Party folks.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  15. I take it as a sign we’re getting to him.

    How’s the chin Barry? Got more for ya, pal.
    Whole can of it.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  16. There is no doubt that Obama is a very small man of little character.

    SPQR (028927)

  17. At it’s very best, most benign use, it is the same as calling liberals “commies”, and at it’s worst it betrays a deep and unthinking bigotry.

    What a coincidence. I just got done calling them commies on another thread. Are you calling me a bigot Kev?

    Join the club.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  18. Well, at least give him credit for handwriting that letter instead of transcribing it and then having his secretary roll it out of a printer.

    Considering what probably are reliable accounts of his history in bathhouses in Chicago, or descriptions of his personal behavior in high school, I don’t think “teabagger” or “teabagging” has a bad connotation to him. If anything, those words may actually put a zing in his step and a smile on his face.

    A sign of just how bad things are, I’m not even being sarcastic.

    Mark (58ea35)

  19. papertiger, note that there is a range given.

    Kevin M (536c5d)

  20. Well, in all honesty, and in the article it points it out — the original author DID use the term first.

    A respondent with a clue would have avoided the term in the response, but then, a respondent with a clue would have known better than to give the two gifts given to the QofE and the UK PM, as well as known better than to bow to foreign dignitaries.

    ==============================
    But that’s Barry, the man without a clue.
    ==============================

    Smock Puppet, Gadfy, Racist-Sexist Thug, and Bon Vivant All In One Package (225d0d)

  21. Are you calling me a bigot Kev?

    papertiger, note that there is a range given.

    Yeah, I was noting that myself — “at best” it’s the same as “Commie!”, and “at worst”, it’s a sort of bigotry…

    One distinction, though, is that “Commie” is actually something you have to be either stupid or scum to be.

    Teabagging is only a perversion if you do it, and that’s a lot less commonly true of those who are being called it than “Commie!” is among those receiving the appellation.

    Smock Puppet, Gadfy, Racist-Sexist Thug, and Bon Vivant All In One Package (225d0d)

  22. I think Mr. Ritter should ask Ben Carson for suggestions of tax attorneys to contact.

    MD in Philly (from a different computer and location) (fc692c)

  23. Smock Puppet,

    See my update.

    Patterico (d87e46)

  24. Obama has left himself the defense that he was simply quoting the other letter writer.

    How is that a defense? I read the letter and I took the original author’s use of the term as an example of how Obama ridicules and insults people who don’t agree with him.

    His response essentially adds up to, “Yeah, I do ridicule and insult people who don’t agree with me.”

    Steve57 (338553)

  25. One may wonder.

    I don’t.

    Beldar (8ff56a)

  26. One may wonder, but I don’t.

    Beldar (8ff56a)

  27. Things like this are offensive only when they’re done by persons of worth. Obama is being no better than he should be. To be expected. I might as well be bothered by the schizophrenic lady outside the 7-11 who curses me when I don’t give her change.

    nk (dbc370)

  28. Whatever his motivation, I agree this is a window into the disrespect Obama feels for people who disagree with him.

    Comment by DRJ (a83b8b) — 11/30/2013 @ 11:34 am

    He only disrespects those who don’t offer “legitimate criticism” – which by definition includes anyone more conservative than Nancy Pelosi.

    in_awe (7c859a)

  29. Teabagging is only a perversion if you do it

    Note that they don’t all see it as a perversion.

    They use the word because they view it as derogatory in itself. I mean, what do a lot of those slurs really mean other than “that person is a member of a group I hate.”

    Kevin M (536c5d)

  30. Barack Hussein Obama continually proves what a low-class human being he is. The man has no honor or dignity. He is the worst piece of excrement to hold the office of POTUS.

    Yeah, c’mon audit me asshole!

    SicSemperTyrannus (f3c708)

  31. Kevin M is right. The left turned a dirty joke term against people who did not know what it means as a meme to ridicule the same. The left just loves “teabagger.” It amuses them. It is a mantra. Because they jump to the whistle of their masters.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  32. your website still sucks, food stamp

    this is how your people deliver on your numero uno prioritah?

    I’m thinking it’s quite possible they respect your b!tch ass even less than i do

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  33. He’s not into teabagging. He’s into Reggie Love.

    AZ Bob (ade845)

  34. If I’ve ever been respectful of Crack Whore I repent.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  35. Don’t mind me Kevin. Just feeling surly.

    But if I were president you’d be getting a tax audit.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  36. I don’t give a damn what that two-faced lying half-breed mongrel calls me.

    ropelight (8a98b4)

  37. Hey Mr. Obama
    I am a free man, not a disgruntled serf

    As far as slurs go, I’d rather be a teabagger than a teabagee… not that I’m about to mount Harry Reid and motorboat his beak or anything, the thought makes me wretch (but still I’ll share that visual with you all)

    The crude, derisive attack on a group of good Taxed Enough Americans who run small businesses, are active in their churches and communities, love America shows the hate the left has for those who do not want to pour more $$$ into the Leviathan.
    The left hates the very outperformers it needs to pay for all of those free rides. Because they dared stand up and say enough.
    Dennis Miller consistently riffs on his personal tipping point of 50%. I think that is too much.

    steveg (794291)

  38. the middle finger, to both Hillary and the Huntress was emblematic of his civility, this is more indicative of public policy

    http://nypost.com/2013/12/01/book-excerpt-how-america-gave-guns-to-mexican-drug-cartels/

    narciso (3fec35)

  39. The left turned a dirty joke term against people who did not know what it means as a meme to ridicule the same. The left just loves “teabagger.” It amuses them. It is a mantra. Because they jump to the whistle of their masters.

    I agree, Ag80, however, shouldn’t there be an outcry from the gay community who have seen their inside joke turned into a pejorative? After all, Baldwin lost his job for essentially the same thing.

    Or is the reaction based upon the political swing of the recipient? No, that couldn’t be… that would then make it like a double standard or unfair, or something like that.

    Dana (45070c)

  40. The tea-bagger in chief, I like it. Not him, though.

    htom (412a17)

  41. Hey li’l Prez with your jug ears on
    Bet you can teabag all night long
    take off your shoes tilt back your head
    Open yer mouth, yeah that’s what I said
    we teabaggin’… we teabaggin’

    Colonel Haiku (6fce70)

  42. Comment by DRJ (a83b8b) — 11/30/2013 @ 11:55 am

    the letter may have been written in 2009

    He writes: “I sincerely believe that the health care reform bill was the right thing to do for the country. It certainly wasn’t the smash “political thing!” (Smash maybe should be smart)

    This indicates it is already law and would date it no earlier than the spring of 2010.

    He also refers to “the months to come” and says he hopes he will “keep an open mind and evaluate it based not on the political attacks but on what it does or doesn’t do to improve people’s lives.”

    This sounds like it might have been written in or around September, 2013. Otherwise he wouldn’t say “months”

    This was not long after Obama’s press secretary made fun of Sarah Palin. That podsbly happened in August, 2012 when Carney said the one place he woujldn’t go to for advice about Vice Presidential candidates s John McCain.

    Both references in the original letter might have been somewhat historical.

    Sammy Finkelman (c720af)

  43. Good job Sammy. SO this is what he’s thinking now.
    Not back in 2009.

    SO tomorrow if a mouse runs across the carpet he’ll wake up, “…teabaggers… What the? Huh.”

    papertiger (c2d6da)

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