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Mrs. Obama: Missing The Irony

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:06 pm

[guest post by Dana]


Irony seems to be lost on Democrats: they hold $5,000 a plate fundraisers, complain that money is buying and influencing politics, then hit up the fat cat guests to write BIG checks so they can remain in power, and thus buy and influence politics…

Mrs. Obama led the charge this week at a DNC fundraiser:

So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics. There’s special interests that have too much influence. But they had all that money and all that influence back in 2008 and 2012 and we still won those elections,” she said.

And then what did she do? Asked for money of course:

“There is something you can do right now today to make a difference, and that is to write a big, fat check. I kid you not,” she said. “I’m going to be honest with you. That’s what we need you to do right now. We need you to write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.”


37 Responses to “Mrs. Obama: Missing The Irony”

  1. fascism isn’t free

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  2. I’m inclined to call it brain damage. Saying one thing and then not long afterward contradicting it is not the sign of someone with a well-functioning thought process.

    Blacque Jacques Shellacque (a553b9)

  3. with a tip of the Cav Stetson to our host, i offer the immortal words of wisdom by the great Texan philosopher Ray Wylie Hubbard “…the problem with irony is, not everybody gets it.”


    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  4. well… actually for leftists it’s more like severe brain
    damage…. they are born like this: at birth the libs are
    literally 99% braindead. what little is functioning left in
    their heads is ‘gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie’ like a 5 yr old
    the rest is just empty shell

    this is why their needs to be laws made to abort any type
    of democrat/liberal/progressive/communist. (it is the humane
    thing to do to put these idiots out of their misery)

    and also liberalism needs to be classified as either a
    severe debilitating brain disease or severe brain disorder.
    ….and I recommend the doctors try to find a cure for them…

    tho… there isn’t likely to be any cure. 😀

    YourMaster (c7e392)

  5. It learned well from her father.

    mg (31009b)

  6. So the latest narrative, courtesy Stockman(R-TX), is: antiChrist is begging the Flaccid party to impeach his azz to fire up the orcs.

    Stockman is just Cornyn’s hired counter insurgent.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  7. This isn’t irony. It’s hypocrisy.

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  8. They don’t mind money in politics. They just mind money in politics that doesn’t agree with theirs.

    JD (a2e54e)

  9. Well, she’s talking about the “wrong people” buying and influencing politics.

    Wink wink, nudge nudge, know what I mean, know what I mean.

    jakee308 (f1b953)

  10. Remember the end of “Animal Farm”?

    It is an nk-style Greek curse: to become the things that you claim to revile.

    There was a recent push by a group of billionaires to raise money to form a super PAC…to help elect politicians who will not support super PACs. Huh? No, the truth is that each side wants the other one to be muzzled.

    Which takes us back to Orwell.

    Simon Jester (73f96f)

  11. How’s come she can say the words ” big fat” but if I say them while talking about her it is wrong? Are these the new “n” words?

    highpockets (b8830b)

  12. Steve57 (70f802)

  13. Whoops

    Steve57 (70f802)

  14. Me So Irony – Love You Long Time!

    Steve57 (70f802)

  15. Doesn’t anyone remember that both presidential candidates in 2008 said they would use public funding. Ms. Obama’s husband reneged on his promise, Sen. McCain didn’t. Obama raised double the amount McCain did. Filthy money seems to be OK for Democrats, but not for Republicans.

    Corky Boyd (f38e2c)

  16. i can’t stand the rain
    bringing back sweet memories
    how it used to be

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  17. ev’ry liberal
    go buy gun eat the barrel
    do us all favor

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  18. michelle obama
    motivated by whimsey?
    or Cloward-Piven

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  19. michelle obama
    her sh*tty school lunch program
    feeds smart diplomats

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  20. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign slogan: “I ♥ Beaver.”

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  21. She won’t be called out on her obvious hypocrisy, so lying doesn’t really matter. $h!t$t@!n$ like vota will talk about anything other than the shortcomings of their own failed ideology and behavior.

    Hadoop (f7d5ba)

  22. Thanks, Col.
    simple me smiled.

    mg (31009b)

  23. There is no hypocrisy in politics, only lies layered upon more lies.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  24. I bet all the waiters at the dinner are paid a “living wage”, too.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  25. Stephen–

    Hypocrisy is systemic irony.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  26. Filthy money seems to be OK for Democrats, but not for Republicans.

    “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing,”

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  27. Irony seems to be lost on Democrats:

    A severe case of cognitive dissonance or, in to put it another way, the two-faced nature of liberalism.

    I can tolerate liberal impulses in younger people or consider it understandable when it involves teenagers or, less so, college kids. But to see such behavior emanating from people as old as the Obamas truly suggests a case of arrested development.

    Of course, the worst thing about such people, regardless of their age, is their believing liberal emotions thereby instill in them a greater insight to compassion, generosity, tolerance and sophistication.

    Mark (2604a9)

  28. Kevin, it’s still funny.

    “…can stop money from ruining politics.”

    By writing a check.

    Steve57 (70f802)

  29. These people are grifters who pulled off one of the great scams in American history. Aaron Burr would probably understand them.

    Mike K (b5c01a)

  30. If I’m at the fundraiser I’m thinking “she’s not such a good speaker. I already paid for this table; what’s the least I can possibly give and still pretend I care.

    SarahW (267b14)

  31. If only we had a free press to keep these people honest.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  32. Ref #8 – “They don’t mind money in politics. They just mind money in politics that doesn’t agree with theirs.
    JD (a2e54e) — 7/27/2014 @ 6:04 am”
    = = = = = = =

    I somehow got on the Colorado Democrats’ mailing list. I get AT LEAST three emails a day telling me that “the Koch brothers are supporting” whichever Republican is opposing the emailer’s candidate for whatever office it is (Governor, Senator, Representative). Never mind that Michael Bloomberg and various organizations supported by George Soros are supporting the Dem. THAT doesn’t count. It’s a bad thing only when the eeevil Republicans are the recipients. So, “Please make a donation NOW! It’s URGENT! Pledge $50, $75, $100 — whatever you can!” or else, apparently, the world ends tomorrow….

    A_Nonny_Mouse (cf3a1c)

  33. Mr Mouse:

    Also good to go on any Dem mailer is “Fox News supports _____”

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  34. 33- Reply back thanking them for the heads-up Re: Koch Bros.,
    you needed the reminder to call your broker and buy more stock in Koch Industries.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  35. Obama outraised and outspent McCain:

    and outraised Romney but was outspent by the GOP:

    Mrs. Obama is not in need of a lesson in irony; she is an inveterate liar who is, like her husband, skilled at blaming the GOP for doing the exact same things that they are doing. If it were not for huge donors and money in politics, President McCain would have handed the reins over to President Palin two years ago.

    bridget (37b281)

  36. President McCain


    happyfeet (8ce051)

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