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Latest from the White House: Republicans are LEMMINGS

Arsonists. Extortionists. Extremists. Terrorists. The White House has used all these terms to describe Republicans in recent days.

And now this:

Ed Henry of Fox News today asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney whether this kind of thing might be counterproductive:

My question is — a few moments ago, you were saying that it’s time for the Republicans to get serious about the budget; you used the worst “serious” a few times.  How does it help you get serious, how does it help you get a deal if you’re calling Republicans “extortionists” and “terrorists?”  How does it help?

Carney’s response? Double down:

I think they are attempting to extort the American people in many ways, and the economy, in order to get their partisan objectives.  And I can only echo a Republican House member who accused his colleagues of being “suicidal lemmings.”  I mean, that was what he said.

Wait a second. What about this?

Can you imagine a richer bubbling stew of nonsense? “Nonsense” being the nice term for it

I’ve said of Obama’s “civility” lectures that they were just an attempt to get Republicans to shut up. I was right.

H/T to Badblue for the Lemming video and to one of our readers, Sadie.

29 Responses to Latest from the White House: Republicans are LEMMINGS

  1. If anyone is a terrorist, its Obama, his background and history of telling lies and fabrications screams of a spy who likes to degrade and humiliate, You may get your way right now Obama, but all your lies and deceptions will come back to haunt you one day.

  2. I would think that Obama has so many enemies now that his online health care will never happen as there are so many people who hate him and hate his healthcare that it will be sabotaged constantly every day. Also, you get more with honey than vinegar and Obama never was taught that as he has a tremendous chip on his shoulder and that alone will doom him to failure in everything he does. People in high places usually are nice to other people, that is how they become successful. I guess Obama was not brought up right and taught to respect ALL people, not just your friends and relatives. The word is DUMB!

  3. Hannah Arendt once, speaking of Fascists, I believe, observed that when they cannot debate your points resort to questioning your motives, even name calling,or words to that effect. In any case, I believe the smartest man in the room is hoisted on my own petard.

  4. $50 billion spent on green energy projects. For a couple of bucks a gag in their mouths would have been a better investment against ‘progressive pollutants’. Aren’t their fines for violating the Clean Air Act?

    • A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.

      Enter the three Witches.

      Double, double toil and trouble;
      Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

      • MIght be more appropriate than you think. Consider a little further in Act 4, scene 1, to wit;

        “Root of hemlock digged i’ th’ dark,”

        Obama’s alwasy done his best “work” in darkness, be it figurative or literal. Wonderfully transparent!

        “Liver of blaspheming Jew,”

        Obama’s made it fairly clear during his occupation of the White House that he considers ALL jews blasphemers. After all, they don’t even acknowledge the Prophet!

        “Gall of goat and slips of yew”

        No shortage of “gall” in THIS administration!

        “Slivered in the moon’s eclipse,
        Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips,”

        Both Turk and Tartar share Obama’s apparent belief system, perhaps the reference could be taken as Obama telling the Muslims what NATO’s on about via Turkey (their “nose” if you will, under the tent”, and continuing to spread his taqiyya to the destruction of The United States (Tartar’s lips indeed).

        “Finger of birth-strangled babe
        Ditch-delivered by a drab,”

        The future of Obamacare? Probably…

        “Make the gruel thick and slab.”

        Yes it is! And full of loathesome lumps as well that we only discover by biting into them, i.e. now that it was passed (thanks Nancy), we are DEFINITELY finding out what’s IN it…

        I could go on, but you get the point. It’s a rather good fit, but there are MORE than 3 witches in the Obama cabal. Who would these be? Obama, ValJar, and Carney? Obama, Reid, and Nancy? Obama, Clinton, and the OTHER Clinton?

        The possibilities are endless…

  5. Y2K never materialized, thank goodness. I even think it might have been the biggest scam ever. Second biggest scam now, and Obamacare made me think of Y2K and how Obama’s chickens are really going to come home to roost.

  6. I just listened to the first few sentences of O’s speech and couldn’t bear to listen to anymore. It’s the pot calling the kettle black… he really for real?

    • But the Democrats are the lemmings, Mandy. They Obamacare is bad and yet they keep following the Pied Piper. (Am I mixing my metaphors?)

      • I’m just messing around with the messages, Juile.

        I still believe in attempting to reconcile all Republicans. I’m a pro-choice, (sorta’) fiscal conservative who believes marijuana should be legalized yet wants pornography cast into the deepest pit of Hell.

  7. Keith, you forgot “Neanderthals”.

    True, this was back in the second week of September, and it came from Biden.

    But, still.

    What a tone!

  8. Lemmings actually have a bad rap because of ONE Disney special that depicted them “committing mass suicide”. Fact is, they don’t behave like that normally, and only did on THAT occasion because they were pushed to their deaths BY Disney for the amusement of the masses.

    In 1958 Walt Disney produced “White Wilderness,” part of the studio’s “True Life Adventure” series. “White Wilderness” featured a segment on lemmings, detailing their strange compulsion to commit mass suicide.

    According to a 1983 investigation by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer Brian Vallee, the lemming scenes were faked. The lemmings supposedly committing mass suicide by leaping into the ocean were actually thrown off a cliff by the Disney filmmakers. The epic “lemming migration” was staged using careful editing, tight camera angles and a few dozen lemmings running on snow covered lazy-Susan style turntable.

    ‘“White Wilderness” was filmed in Alberta, Canada, a landlocked province, and not on location in lemmings’ natural habitat. There are about 20 lemming species found in the circumpolar north – but evidently not in that area of Alberta. So the Disney people bought lemmings from Inuit children a couple provinces away in Manitoba and staged the whole sequence.


    “Disney had to have gotten that idea from somewhere,” said Thomas McDonough, the state wildlife biologist. Disney likely confused dispersal with migration, he added, and embellished a kernel of truth.
    Lemming populations fluctuate enormously based on predators, food, climate and other factors. Under ideal conditions, in a single year a population of voles can increase by a factor of ten. When they’ve exhausted the local food supply, they disperse, as do moose, beaver and many other animals.

    Lemmings can swim and will cross bodies of water in their quest for greener pastures. Sometimes they drown. Dispersal and accidental death is a far cry from the instinctive, deliberate mass suicide depicted in “White Wilderness.”’

    Hmm, fraud, lies, killing innocents, all to tell a story that serves your purposes, but simply isn’t true. Sounds just like Obama, doesn’t it?

  9. “Latest from the White House: Republicans are LEMMINGS”

    I’m waiting for him to say that they hijack planes and kill unarmed civilians in non-combat settings to make cheap political points.

    Oh wait, that’s what his Muslim brothers do. Eh, he can still use it, he projects about everything ELSE…

  10. “Latest from the White House: Republicans are LEMMINGS”

    Or maybe he can say that Republicans bleed acid, shape shift, and use telekinesis to kill people long distance just for fun.

    Why not? No stupider than anything ELSE he’s accused them of…