Skip to comments.President Urges Supporters to “Take Revenge” against Romney
Posted on 11/03/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT by John Semmens
In a campaign stop in Ohio President Obama urged supporters to take revenge against Romney next Tuesday.
Asked what might be the justification for vengeance Obama campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter explained that Romney has caused a lot of people a lot of pain in this election campaign. Voters should have no doubt that he plans to undo much of the progress the Obama Administration has achieved over the last four years.
His whole get people back to work promise would re-enslave the millions President Obamas policies have liberated from the drudgery of having to go to a job every week, Cutter said. Being pushed into a job may be fine for those willing and able to work, but what about those who are unwilling or unable? Those with an underdeveloped work ethic will be the big losers under a Romney Administration. The President is just trying to remind these people to make the minimal effort to vote lest they be faced with the more more arduous task of having to work for a living should Obama lose the election.
Unpersuaded that simply voting against Romneyeven multiple timeswill be sufficient, some Obama supporters are endeavoring to induce neighbors to reelect the President in order to prevent them from rioting. As one twitter put it, we will make the Rodney King riot look like a Sunday School picnic.
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Stop posting your garbage here. It is not clever and it is not humorous. The nation is on the precipace of ruin. These are serious times for sober people. Leave FR. Go. Get out.
Thanks JS, and LOL.
Evidently Cessna 150 drivers have a lot of clout at FR.
The Revenge of the Turds ends November 6th. Thanks John.
One of your best!!
Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, ... 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. - Nov. 7, 2009
Obama uses knife/gun fight quote to fight the GOP - "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun, because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl." (video)
Obama Tells GOP "Get In Back" (video)
A President who uses his bully pulpit to mock and taunt Americans, who incites his followers to be confrontational, creates an atmosphere of incivility and violence.
His revenge statement should hopefully cancel out the bump from Christie kissing his butt.
“The nation is on the precipace of ruin.”
I hate to be a spelling Nazi but shouldn’t that be “prepuce”?
What is a “precipace”? Is it bad to be on the “precipace” of ruin or good to be on the “precipace” of ruin?
yes this a most serious moment/time. and it is sometimes best illustrated as written.
” President Obamas policies have liberated from the drudgery of having to go to a job every week”
WTF? So EBT cards and food stamps are liberating? These freaks are more delusional than I can comprehend. There is nothing more liberating than being self sufficient
However, the problem with the "Spelling Nazis" is that we all make spelling errors - and if that is the main retort then this place devolves into the Mean Girls 8th grade cafeteria lunch table. It becomes pointless. "You made a spelling error!".......... "Oh yeah! Well YOU made one too!"
To the point at hand, I am not the first Freeper to strongly disagree with Semmens' posts. You all can look up his threads and see that other Freepers have in the past wondered aloud why these posts are permitted sandwiched right in between all the other serious news that is published here?
I will share with you all that I have engaged in private messages with Semmens where I urged him to tone down the FR equivalent of bait and switch. I won't betray private message chapter and verse here, as it is inappropriate to do so.
However, I will share the gist of my complaint to him. I enjoy satire as much as the next person. The posts by Iowahawk are a FR classic (and are incredibly hilarious). But, any reader sifting between posts obviously sees (right away) that they are witty satire. Semmens appears to enjoy "reeling people in."
There is a Biblical prohibition to this kind of behavior. That, I will quote here:
"Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, I was only joking!
Proverbs 26: 18-19
Semmens reminds me of the guy who pulls fast ones on people, and when the reaction is negative, that guy exclaims: "Hey!!! I was only pullin' yur chain!"
Furthermore, with this post, he makes light of what is now the front page on Drudge, and all over the country. Obama's unscripted line about taking "revenge" on Romney.
The UK Mail has this to say about this very serious subject:
In just five words, Obama handed Romney a potentially significant opportunity in the waning days of the campaign. The utterance has underlined why every Obama campaign speech is tightly scripted and delivered using a teleprompter. The voting is the best revenge slip was virtually the only time during the speech that Obama ventured away from the script he saw before him on the teleprompter. Put on the spot about the remark, which has been seized on by Romney and turned into an attack ad by his campaign, Jen Psaki, Obamas travelling campaign spokeswoman, said according to a White House pool report - that Obama had been speaking in the context of Romneys scare tactics in Ohio. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227421/Obama-campaign-defends-comment-voters-revenge-saying-response-Republican-lies-people-losing-jobs.html#ixzz2BD3QCxxc Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
So here we are, on the eve of a nail biting and crucial election, and once again sandwiched in between the news posts is the "I was just pullin' yur chain!" post by Semmens.
I know most of you don't share my sentiment. That's what the forum is for - you have your opinions and you share them. So do I.
If my language seemed strident, then I do apologize for that. But, I am not the one making these posts that appear like minefields to be surveyed while sifting through the news posts.
If I ran this place (and we all know I don't), I would install a FR filter that automatically moves posts like Semmens' to chat or some other category.
"Thems" my views.
I actually have 2 Air Medals. You can mock that if you want to. I really don't care.
The NAACP will be upset if the MSM reports the truth about Obama.
My wife and I are watching mitt in Colorado right now. Mitt just gave his speech about obamas revenge. My wife hadn’t heard about the revenge thing and jumped out of her chair. I just thought it was partisan bs, but I guess women don’t like it. She said it wasn’t presidential.
I reject what you are saying:
You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, I wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you. For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christs sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor. To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless; and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure when we are slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now. 1 Corinthians 4:8-13
No, there is no satire or sarcasm in the Bible. /s
We have no reason to be proud; all we have, or are, or do, that is good, is owing to the free and rich grace of God. A sinner snatched from destruction by sovereign grace alone, must be very absurd and inconsistent, if proud of the free gifts of God. St. Paul sets forth his own circumstances, ver. 9. Allusion is made to the cruel spectacles in the Roman games; where men were forced to cut one another to pieces, to divert the people; and where the victor did not escape with his life, though he should destroy his adversary, but was only kept for another combat, and must be killed at last. The thought that many eyes are upon believers, when struggling with difficulties or temptations, should encourage constancy and patience. "We are weak, but ye are strong." All Christians are not alike exposed. Some suffer greater hardships than others. The apostle enters into particulars of their sufferings. And how glorious the charity and devotion that carried them through all these hardships! They suffered in their persons and characters as the worst and vilest of men; as the very dirt of the world, that was to be swept away: nay, as the offscouring of all things, the dross of all things. And every one who would be faithful in Christ Jesus, must be prepared for poverty and contempt. Whatever the disciples of Christ suffer from men, they must follow the example, and fulfil the will and precepts of their Lord. They must be content, with him and for him, to be despised and abused. It is much better to be rejected, despised, and ill used, as St. Paul was, than to have the good opinion and favour of the world. Though cast off by the world as vile, yet we may be precious to God, gathered up with his own hand, and placed upon his throne.
But more than that, sarcasm and satire are different concepts. I am not saying that there are no examples of those in the Bible. "Mockers" abound. Read 1 and 2 Kings. The "Mockers" are generally not to be emulated as they turn out to be the villains.
None of that negates what Proverbs 26 says, does it?
Worse than a narrow and closed minded liberal is a supposed like minded individual who is narrow and closed minded. Its worse than rubbing nails on a chalkboard.
Like art, expression and articulation comes in many formats. Whether it is in good taste or effective is in the eye of the beholder. And like art, not all "get it." Which is fine, they usually walk away.
Do you stand in the museum and cry aloud how you do not like and how inappropriate the piece of work is? Do you even visit a museum and expand your horizons and enjoy God's incredible work expressed through man?
Surely not, for if you ever did, your mind would be as God intended. To see that which we "do not get" and learn to understand. Only with understanding comes wisdom!
Scripture doesn’t exactly negate scripture, but it must be viewed as one “unit” that doesn’t contradict itself. St. Paul’s sarcasm/satire, coupled with the humor and hyperbole that Jesus used, serve to show, IMO, that God is not opposed to the use of these things as a way to pointedly reveal truths. Proverbs 26 isn’t really explicitly opposed to all satire, sarcasm, etc. so it should be viewed in that context.
Aren’t these posts in “Blogger/Personal”?
[I actually have 2 Air Medals. You can mock that if you want to. I really don’t care.]
To many AF vets, “sky pilot” has always meant a reference to a minister or pastor or preacher.
So, let me get this straight with you. Are you solely a self-proclaimed, oft-decorated flyer or did you somehow take the moniker “SkyPilot”, in a satirical fashion, to connote religious significance to your self?
Stop posting your garbage here. It is not clever and it is not humorous.
I’m among those who like John’s “Semi-Satire” articles. Unfortunately, they are sometimes too realistic.
To many AF vets, sky pilot has always meant a reference to a minister or pastor or preacher.
I have never heard that. Ever. But OK.
So, let me get this straight with you. Are you solely a self-proclaimed, oft-decorated flyer or did you somehow take the moniker SkyPilot, in a satirical fashion, to connote religious significance to your self?
See above. Rinse. Repeat.
However, your prose shows some promise when you're in a relaxed state. Perhaps the audience would enjoy a collaboration with John Semmens rather than one-sided criticism.
You could post under "Smile and Evade". No, that's not catchy enough. How about "Grin and Bear It"? FReegards, Z
Do you cut his meat and do his laundry also?
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