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Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:35 PM

OBAMA SIGNS PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE EXECUTIVE ORDER

WASHINGTON elling Congress, “It’s O.K., I don’t mind doing everything myself,” President Obama prepared to sign a passive-aggressive executive order on Tuesday.

While the President did not disclose details about the executive order, he told reporters, “I’m sure Congress is busy with a lot of other things and doesn’t want to be bothered with stuff that’s important to me. Really, they shouldn’t give it a moment’s thought. I’m happy to do the work of the entire government myself.”

After news of the President’s passive-aggressive executive order reached Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner prepared a narcissistic reply.

“Instead of signing more executive orders, President Obama needs to recognize that everything that happens in this government must begin and end with me,” he said.

At the White House, President Obama reacted to the Speaker’s narcissistic statement with a strongly worded passive-aggressive response.

“I hope that I haven’t troubled John Boehner in the slightest by sitting at my desk twenty hours a day doing the work of the entire country,” he said, sighing heavily. “The last thing in the world that I want is anybody’s help.”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/07/obama-signs-passive-aggressive-executive-order.html

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Reply OBAMA SIGNS PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE EXECUTIVE ORDER (Original post)
iandhr Jul 2014 OP
clarice Jul 2014 #1
pinboy3niner Jul 2014 #2
clarice Jul 2014 #3
yodermon Jul 2014 #8
clarice Jul 2014 #9
iandhr Jul 2014 #17
clarice Jul 2014 #18
tridim Jul 2014 #7
Arkana Jul 2014 #14
clarice Jul 2014 #15
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #23
Cha Jul 2014 #29
Arkana Jul 2014 #12
Jackpine Radical Jul 2014 #22
SidDithers Jul 2014 #4
Tarheel_Dem Jul 2014 #10
SidDithers Jul 2014 #11
Tarheel_Dem Jul 2014 #16
SidDithers Jul 2014 #20
Vattel Jul 2014 #26
liberal N proud Jul 2014 #5
m-lekktor Jul 2014 #6
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #25
Gothmog Jul 2014 #13
Rex Jul 2014 #19
Louisiana1976 Jul 2014 #27
calimary Jul 2014 #21
Ineeda Jul 2014 #24
Number23 Jul 2014 #28

Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:41 PM

1. This quote troubles me a bit even though he's on our side. ....

 

“I’m sure Congress is busy with a lot of other things and doesn’t want to be bothered with stuff that’s important to me. Really, they shouldn’t give it a moment’s thought. I’m happy to do the work of the entire government myself.”

If our good buddy Richard Nixon had said this....can you imagine our reaction?

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Response to clarice (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:43 PM

2. This is satire :) nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:44 PM

3. OMG....I'm a dumbass. nt

 

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Response to clarice (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:19 PM

8. Don't feel bad, Borowitz is brilliant at this

better than the Onion IMHO.

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Response to yodermon (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:22 PM

9. Note to self. Borowitz = satire. Thanks Yoderman. nt

 

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Response to clarice (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:30 PM

17. I was punked by Borowitz the first time I read one of his postings.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:32 PM

18. Now I don't feel so bad...funny thing is....

 

I have a fairly sensitive BS/satire sensor !!! Or so I thought. lol

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:49 PM

7. Yet probably pretty accurate as to what he's thinking.

I'd love to be able to talk to Obama in private about how he really feels about the asshole party.

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Response to tridim (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:27 PM

14. Preferably after a couple of beers.

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Response to tridim (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:27 PM

15. Over a cold beer. nt

 

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Response to tridim (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:35 PM

23. I can imagine him laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing

 

and I'll bet that's what he does in private, with pals.

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Response to tridim (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 10:09 PM

29. Pretty much like this.. ?



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Response to clarice (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:26 PM

12. Poe's Law is in effect.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:49 PM

22. Quoth the raven--

"Satire is dead."

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:47 PM

4. Some Mitchell and Webb to go along with Borowitz...

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:23 PM

10. "It's fine, I'll carry it"!

That is priceless.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:25 PM

11. I love Mitchell and Webb...

They're completely irreverent with respect to organized religion, woo and pseudoscience. They've done scenes that are applicable to almost every discussion at DU.

Brilliant comedians.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:30 PM

16. I had forgotten about that show. I caught on BBC America. Might order the DVD set thanks to you.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:47 PM

20. I think all the episodes of That Mitchell and Webb Look are on YouTube...

They did 4 seasons x 6 shows each season. They also did That Mitchell and Webb Situation, Peep Show and Bruiser. Check out the Youtube.






Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:47 PM

26. okay, that was brilliant thx

 

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:47 PM

5. That is a read between the lines from his speech yesterday

It is what he should be saying to this do nothing congress.



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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:48 PM

6. if it sounds silly and from the New Yorker you know it's Borowitz/satire.

knowing this saves me from wasting my time and clicking on the link. who needs satire these days!?

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:42 PM

25. that's how I feel about most satire, but Borowitz is an exception for me.

 

Usually satire gives me a headache and feels like a waste
of time to read. But Borowitz I love.

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:26 PM

13. I love good satire

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 01:33 PM

19. Sad but true, the POTUS has been forced to run the country by himself.

 

He gets help from the Dems in Congress, but by and large the GOP/tea idiots have destroyed Congresses ability to pass laws and run the country.

I know this is satire...but it is so close to the truth, it is disturbing.

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Response to Rex (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:30 PM

27. Exactly. There is truth in satire.

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:48 PM

21. Andy Borowitz!!!

Dayum! I freakin' LOVE Andy Borowitz!

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:39 PM

24. Hysterical...

too bad it isn't true. GOP-Faux heads would explode but the general public would get it. Maybe GOTV, too.

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 06:36 PM

28. "I’m happy to do the work of the entire government myself.”

And what's really funny about this is that a lot of people in this forum genuinely believe that's exactly what's supposed to happen.

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