November 09, 2009

If this is true, then I don't even know what to say

I'm sure everyone say this over at the Head Moron's but I must vent my rage. First, the supposed quote:

Mr. Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, recognized Mr. Owens election and then posed a question to the other lawmakers. According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”

If, in fact, the President of the United States used the term teabag, then I'm done.  All the done.  President Obama must not be my President since it's clear that he does not believe that he is.  Don't try to tell me that he's not aware of the connotations and meaning of that term.  Do.  Not.  Even.  If he's not, then someone should have told him this.

You know what?  The Presidency of the United States of America is not Xbox Live.  The President of the United States should not slang and terminology that has its greatest parlance amongst 13 year old boys playing Halo.  This is not a game.  This is not a joke.  This is the Presidency of the greatest country on this planet.  If nothing else, the office is deserving of respect.  This?  This is indicative of a level of classlessness to which not even Bill Clinton would sink. 

It's pathetic.  It's reprehensible.  And if the President did not say this but it is the paraphrase of Rep. Blumenauer, then Rep. Blumenauer owes by the President and the public a massive apology.  If not?  Then President Obama needs to be asked, preferably by Jake Tapper, if he used that term and, if so, to provide a credible explanation for referring to his opponents using a gutter level sexual slur. 

Oh.  Look.  Jake Tapper just tweeted that he will not ask any questions using the word "teabag".  Well, so much for speaking truth to power there Mr. Tapper.  Yes, it's relevant.  Yes, it's important.  It is demonstrative of the manner in which the President of the entire United States views a substantial minority of the citizens. 


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