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He's not quite Dick Cheney, but President Obama is getting into the questionable language game. Big time.

In an interview scheduled to be broadcast Tuesday morning on NBC's "Today" show, the commander says of his oil-spill strategy: "I don't sit around talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."

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Unfortunately, the person whose bottom the president would probably most like to kick will not be available. People magazine reports that Rush Limbaugh took his bride aboard his Gulfstream jet for a honeymoon in Mexico, Africa "and a couple other spots."

The new Mrs. Limbaugh, Rush's fourth wife, is Kathryn Rogers, who at 33 is 26 years Rush's junior. They were wed at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., where entertainment was provided, for $1 million, by Sir Elton John. No word on whether he performed "Madman Across the Water" for Limbaugh at the oceanside resort.

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Seems the "Backbone Express" needs a chiropractor. Andrew Romanoff, challenging Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo) in a primary, has a painted van called the "Backbone Express" that he plans to drive around the state.

But five days after its first trip, the Backbone Express was spotted at Butch's Automotive Service. Apparently it wasn't firing on all cylinders.

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Blago has a new bleeping valuable thing: a Twitter account. The disgraced former Illinois governor tweets about his trial, in which opening statements are due to begin Tuesday: "looking forward to opening statements because that will unlock the truth. . . stay tuned." Blagojevich's profile page says he's "innocent of all charges," so that must be true.

In other innocence news, South Carolina GOP gubernatorial candidate Andre Bauer provides the latest nugget in what might be the most sordid election campaign in the history of politics. He released the results of a lie detector test which, he says, prove that he was not behind the accusations that rival Nikki Haley had an affair. There's no explanation about what the test results mean, so we'll have to take Bauer's word for it.

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Whoever loses the South Carolina race can take comfort in the example of Eliot Spitzer, who has demonstrated that scandal can be good for business. He may be out of politics but he's now a "hot commodity" in cable news, sought by both CNN and MSNBC.

Still, he's not entirely in the clear. Kristin Davis, who supplied Spitzer with escorts and is now running for his old job, New York governor, as a Libertarian, wrote a piece for the Daily Caller telling the cable executives to "say no to Spitzer."

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Nobody, however, can say no to Orly Taitz, star of the anti-Obama "birther" movement. Politico reports that "there's a chance" Taitz could win the Republican primary Tuesday for California Secretary of State. This would make it difficult for the GOP to give the birthers a wide berth.

Further complicating that effort is the report that Taitz was a "special guest" at a Jewish Republican event in Beverly Hills with Karl Rove, Norm Coleman and Carly Fiorina.

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But not everybody has as exciting a story to tell as California. Things are so quiet in New Jersey, for example, that a new poll finds that the vast majority of voters have no idea there is a primary in their state on Tuesday.

Also showing great calm is Texas Gov. Rick Perry who, according to his official work calendar requested by his Democratic opponent, performed no scheduled state work on 24 of 72 business days this year. This raises the possibility of a grand bargain: Because Perry has such a light schedule, and Limbaugh is busy overseas, perhaps Perry could offer up his bottom for a presidential kicking.

With Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez.

By Dana Milbank  | June 7, 2010; 11:17 PM ET
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OBAMA FOLLOWS BANKRUPT GREECE MODEL!!!
Stubborn, arrogant liberal Obama still pursues his unpopular, costly healthcare reform (more than one trillion dollars), a copy of bankrupt Greece model, even after the people of Massachusetts, which is one of the most liberal states, spoke against it. And he never wants to enforce immigration laws so illegal immigrants can keep receiving welfare and healthcare benefits as in the case of Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, an illegal immigrant from Kenya yet lived in taxpayer-funded public housing complex in Boston for many years and also contributed $260 to Obama's presidential bid. In fact, Obama, with his immigration reform, wants to naturalize twelve million illegal immigrants so they can get healthcare coverage and vote for his Democratic Party. Worse still, without California's votes, Obama would have never become President, but he refused to give financial aids to California while bribing Nebraska, Louisiana, and Arizona to accept his healthcare reform. And both Barbara Boxer and Loretta Sanchez, who are facing re-election this year, are hardcore supporters of Obama's unpopular healthcare and immigration reforms.

Posted by: TIMNGUYEN1 | June 8, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse


Oh yeah, Barry is a real tough guy yeah Barry is a former Golden Gloves boxing champ ... wait no he isn't. Well, Barry the incompetent boob Obama is a judo brown belt like Teddy Roosevelt. No ... Barry the inept bungler is not that either.

Posted by: screwjob16 | June 8, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA FOLLOWS BANKRUPT GREECE MODEL!!!
Stubborn, arrogant liberal Obama still pursues his unpopular, costly healthcare reform (more than one trillion dollars), a copy of bankrupt Greece model, even after the people of Massachusetts, which is one of the most liberal states, spoke against it. And he never wants to enforce immigration laws so illegal immigrants can keep receiving welfare and healthcare benefits as in the case of Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, an illegal immigrant from Kenya yet lived in taxpayer-funded public housing complex in Boston for many years and also contributed $260 to Obama's presidential bid. In fact, Obama, with his immigration reform, wants to naturalize twelve million illegal immigrants so they can get healthcare coverage and vote for his Democratic Party. Worse still, without California's votes, Obama would have never become President, but he refused to give financial aids to California while bribing Nebraska, Louisiana, and Arizona to accept his healthcare reform. And both Barbara Boxer and Loretta Sanchez, who are facing re-election this year, are hardcore supporters of Obama's unpopular healthcare and immigration reforms.

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Obamas America sounds like Hell compared to the whites trash only paradise Sarah Palin promises to deliver you. Were ignorant bigots (aka "real Americans") run free and and the "un-pure" are deported or put in privately owned concentration camps, and lynching is the national sport.

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Posted by: rcc_2000 | June 8, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse


Barry the brownshirt. Right. A Real Tough Guy.

Barry the incompetent boob Obama the chickenhawk who never served a day in uniform, the physical coward as well as inept bungler is going to open a can of whoopass. Hilarious.

Miserable failure Obama

Posted by: screwjob16 | June 8, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

The number of illegals in this country is 30 million - plus, not the 10-12 million that the lying liberals would have us believe. The numbers grows exponentially every day...and the Fraud in the WH knows this...and counts these extra votes every day. This is the agenda behind not enforcing our immigration laws.

Let's see him perform a real trick...reaching his leg around behind him and kicking his own ass - like he should.

Posted by: joesmithdefend | June 8, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Republicans crack me up. These dummies think yapping about the President day in and day out is a strategy to win an election. We all know these people are dumb and can't hold a candle to Obama. Like bush famously said, "if you tell a lie long enough, it will become true". Lie and whine on Republicans - you won't win the election in 2010. We don't need you and the dumb people who follow you. You are in a tiny, but frothing at the mouth minority" and you will remain so. We will be cleaning up your messes for years to come.

GIVE ME A REASON TO VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN - THEY DO NOTHING BUT YAP. YAPPING WON'T FIX OUR PROBLEMS!!! SORRY!

Posted by: Julescator | June 8, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

TELL HIM TO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTITIVES AND THE SENATE.THESE POLITICAL PROSTITUTES WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR THE ALMIGHTY $$$$.TRANPARENCY.

Posted by: SISSD1 | June 8, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Obama is going to Kick Ass? Yeah right. He may beat them with words but I would hardly call that an ass whooping. Why isn't he going to kick ass on AIG or Goldman Sachs or the thieves at the Federal Reserve. Oh yeah, Goldman owns him lock stock and barrel. All his advisers are ex (or supposedly ex) Goldmans. I thought that he was a messenger of change, but of course that was just another lie along with many. I can't wait to see the austerity programs that are planned for the US. Like the UK, Greece, Spain and the rest, we the workers will have to bear the brunt of the financial collapse and the bankers will enjoy the worlds wealth that they have already stolen. If you think that this financial collapse wasn't preplanned and orchestrated then your a moron. The worker of the world will eat crumbs as the banker and worlds elite eat the cake.

Posted by: steveola251c | June 8, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

In the world I was raised in, which unlike Wall St. on the Potomac, has some connection to reality, swearing simply underscores the bankruptcy of your ideas.

Congratulations, Mr. President, for the level of class you have brought to the political arena.

Posted by: ieklein | June 8, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Obama thinks in meetings with his fellow PROFESSORS, he'll find the answers????????????????????

Obama is a MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He's going to give a Marxist A$$ Whipping!!!!!!!

Posted by: theaz | June 8, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Yawn. So whose ass is he going to kick today? Oh yeah, and he told the Michican High School graduating class that they won't ace every test and they will "screw up sometimes."

How in anyone's right mind, could they be proud of this clown as President of Your United States. What an global embarassment to a nation of formerly proud people.

Posted by: Sooner1500 | June 8, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Watching Obama try to play tough guy is like watching Erkel play a tough guy. I guess it took him 50 days to build up his courage.....what a loser.

Posted by: Realist20 | June 8, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Well, so our Thug in Chief is going to kick someone's ass. He'd better paint a target on it first, though. The way he's been going he'd mostly likely miss and kick himself in the groin.

Posted by: hsanders1 | June 8, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Surely Obama's long legs can reach around to kick his own if he wants to "Kick the one responsible for this." He, Michelle, their American hater buddies, mother and father, and their terrorists friends overseas hate or hated this country. They are deliberately taking this country down. If truth was known who really caused this keep in mind, they've always wanted to keep drilling away from the United States so their buddies would continually be funded by us. This was no accident. Obama had no intentions of ever drilling here. He had to do something after he fakely agreed to do some drilling to try to get his popularity back up. Follow the bread crumbs and you will find the truth. How could Obama and his cronies spend over 10 million on Paul McCartney and friends to have a party when so many are hurting?

Posted by: joanne38 | June 8, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - He had to go to the state of La to determine whose a$$ to kick? This is a better laugh than the NanP comment that the climate bill was her flagship issue. Of course, we all know her flagship issue is to scr3w over the American Middle Class taxpayer in favor of her entitlement hound and illegal criminal alien votes.

Posted by: zendrell | June 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

How much would that over ten million he spent on McCartney has been and buddies fed families who are struggling across this country? That was just one of his frivolous bragging spending sprees on top of seventeen past months of living it up on us. How many of you who voted for him that have lost your jobs and can no longer feed your own is so proud that he is having a good old time? How do you like having your kids go to bed hungry while McCartney entertains over 400 of the Washington Elite? Did you enjoy CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and other stations smearing it in your faces? At least FOX News aired it to prove to you what Obama is really doing in the job you gave him. I wouldn't call it a job though. Obama won the biggest lottery in history and this is how he is squandering it away. He has got how many more months of it to go and how much more damage can he do?

Posted by: joanne38 | June 8, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

He's a man of many words (as long as they are on the teleprompter) ....and that's it - just words. He thinks he's a "******* big deal" to quote Biden, but Mr. Obama ain't got a clue what's going on in this country and certainly does not have a clue when it comes to the rest of the world and it's all going to blow up in his face -- and by extension -- the American people.

Posted by: paulosfm1 | June 8, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

These ugly comments only serve to unveil the true nature of the extreme right. The Tea Party will be about as popular as the plague after November.

Posted by: tm13 | June 8, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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