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Carol
02-26-2010, 02:18 PM
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Yes, you guessed it. Republicans call him "arrogant" because it's a code word for ............. uppity n**. They just don't change. 100 years from now people are not going to look favorably on Obama and the Democrats because no matter what the criticism is they use the race card.


oviedodem (1000+ posts)
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The arrogance of Barack Obama

I have watched and listened to Obama being called "arrogant" from the day he started his run for office. All morning I listened to how Obama was arrogant and discourteous to the senators yesterday. Arrogant here, arrogant there, arrogant arrogant. His wife his arrogant, his mother-in-law is arroagant, arrogant for using a telepromter, putting his foot on the desk. Well to all that say so I have a big

FU!!

For 16 years I have watched sn arrogant president and arrogant congressman parade around DC. NEVER in that time did I hear that word thrown around with such ease like it is now. Bush and his cronies extreme arrogance so much so that he could not even admit he made mistakes or declaring "Mission Accomplished" with a big banner. Even Bill Clinton showed his arrogance in dealing with the Lewinsky situation; obviously not the level of Bush. The arrogance of how these RICH congressman throw their head in the air while we suffer and they profit. Not even the greedy bankers or insurance companies execs are being called arrogant as often as the president has. When the bankers were going to D.C. in their private jets all I hear was "It doesn't look good"; not arrogant though.

Of course I know exactly what they are referring to but he dare not say it or any democrat say it lest they will be destroyed by our "leftist" media. You could tell yesterday just by the looks on the republican senators faces the utter contempt they have for the man.
It must be painful for minorities, women, and the GLBT community to bit their toungue but, I think one of these days someone in a postion of power needs to say FU right on tv to some of these people; who cares the outcome.

Maybe Obama on his last day in office whether 2012 or 2016 should say on his last SOTU; FU to all the republicans, tea-baggers, birthers and anyone else who gave him grief like this over his tenure.Obama says it pretty regularly in many ways so what does it matter if he does it as he leaves office as well. After all he has to show us again how petty, revengeful and self centered he is one more time.

dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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6. I agree with you that most politicians are arrogant

but the word has never been tossed around the way it has been with Obama - and the only reason it's being used so much is because even the dumbest Republican knows that "uppity" would be way too obvious about what they're really thinking.

Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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15. It's code for uppity.

From the clips I heard, the Senators interrupting the President were disrespectful of him and his office. They are the arrogant ones. I think Obama deliberately restrained himself from interrupting and talking over them to avoid these very charges. It really doesn't matter what he said, they'd say the same thing.

housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts)
17. "Arrogance" is a code word for "uppity"

And we all know what n-word commonly follows "uppity"

Beacool (1000+ posts)
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19. Hey, if the shoe fits....................

Statements like "I won" and "I am the president" are not helpful when trying to achieve some level of consensus with the other side, even if they may be true.

On the other hand, Washington is full of overconfident, arrogant people. It comes with the territory.

:shrug:

As for his feet on the desk, I didn't like it when Bush did it either. That desk is NOT the president's personal property. The Resolute desk is an antique and should be treated with respect. I wish that every president would keep his damn feet off it.

AmPat
02-26-2010, 02:24 PM
I've never heard a president who had to constantly remind everybody that he is the president. Either it is arrogance or he feels the need to remind himself. I cannot understand why he feels compelled to do this.

Pulpfishin
02-26-2010, 04:22 PM
I've never heard a president who had to constantly remind everybody that he is the president. Either it is arrogance or he feels the need to remind himself. I cannot understand why he feels compelled to do this.

Here's your answer:

Narcissism

1. Shamelessness - Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways.

2. Magical thinking - Narcissists see themselves as perfect using distortion and illusion known as magical thinking. They also use projection to dump shame onto others.

3. Arrogance - A narcissist who is feeling deflated may reinflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else.

4. Envy - A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person's ability by using contempt to minimize the other person.

5. Entitlement - Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves uniquely special. Any failure to comply will be considered an attack on their superiority and the perpetrator is considered to be an "awkward" or "difficult" person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage.

6. Exploitation - can take many forms but always involves the using of others without regards for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed.

7. Bad Boundaries - narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist will be treated as if they are part of the narcissist and be expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist, there is no boundary between self and other.

Swampfox
02-26-2010, 08:49 PM
We really need to start keeping track of all these new racist "codewords".

Socialist: Check
Professor: Check
Using Obama's Middle Name (unless you're Obama): Check
Negro Dialect: NOPE
Clean and articulate: NOPE

and now

Arrogant: Check

I know I'm missing a few.

SarasotaRepub
02-26-2010, 10:03 PM
I've never heard a president who had to constantly remind everybody that he is the president. Either it is arrogance or he feels the need to remind himself. I cannot understand why he feels compelled to do this.


I think he on occasion, still can't believe enough idiots voted for him. :D

Carol
02-26-2010, 11:12 PM
don't agree with Obama-check
oppose Obama's policy-check

JB
02-27-2010, 09:21 PM
We really need to start keeping track of all these new racist "codewords".

Socialist: Check
Professor: Check
Using Obama's Middle Name (unless you're Obama): Check
Negro Dialect: NOPE
Clean and articulate: NOPE

and now

Arrogant: Check

I know I'm missing a few.Think about that. The racist shit said about him - not racist.

The policy shit said about him - racist.

It's bizzaro world for sure.

Rockntractor
02-27-2010, 10:23 PM
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