Amazing.

Filed in National by on November 9, 2012

After his victory speech, President Obama tried to call both House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “but was told they were asleep,” the New York Times reports. Bull. Fracking. Shit. McConnell was awake writing a petulant statement that was released to the press that early morning. And Boehner was on his third pack of cigarettes that hour.

Seriously, they were not asleep. And they refused a call from the President because they were sore losers.

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  1. John Young says:

    DD, Obama won. This is small stuff.

  2. Delaware Dem says:

    No, it’s not, John.

  3. pandora says:

    It really isn’t small stuff, John. It sends a message and sets the tone, and what that tone says is that Republicans don’t intend to change a thing when it comes to their treatment of their President. They will still be disrespectful.

  4. Jason330 says:

    “Republicans Being Dicks” stop the presses!!!

  5. puck says:

    They were pondering their own political mortality. Unlike Democratic Congressmen, Republicans actually care whether they are in the majority or not.

  6. Brian Stephan says:

    I still can’t wrap my head around that response. Asleep. I’m sorry but if the POTUS calls my phone in the middle of the night I’m getting woken up right away.

  7. John Young says:

    Yeah, it really is.

  8. John Young says:

    @pandora says It really isn’t small stuff, John. It sends a message and sets the tone, and what that tone says is that Republicans don’t intend to change a thing when it comes to their treatment of their President. They will still be disrespectful.

    And this is not news, in any way. They are dicks. But pointing at them and saying it when the moment and the tone the President is trying to set is “Forward”, then ignore them and move on is how I see it.

    This post just comes off on the whiny side and not focused on the future. It also feels like piling on, again, not the tone of the “Forward” campaign that just kicked their ass.

    Leave ‘em be and take the high road. Just my 2 cents.

  9. cassandra_m says:

    No, it really is. And if Ds had done this to an R president it would be breathless news for 2 news cycles. But we’ll mark you down as being OK with the endless GOP bad behavior towards this President.

  10. John Young says:

    That is a ludicrous conclusion to draw from my analysis.

    this is a perfect over reaction. Did you miss the part where I called them, the GOP, dicks and stated that this is how they behave and when you put those two together it means I do not agree with how they are treating Obama at all.

    I am just taking a different path. Ignore this static and embrace the President’s call to take a higher road.

    Why and how does that make me OK with anything you said I am?

  11. cassandra_m says:

    The higher road is not found in ignoring their bad behavior — which only helps to launder that BS into some normalcy. I’m not much interested in helping to launder even more bad behavior by the GOP towards this man. YMMV.

  12. John Young says:

    I’m not seeking to normalize their behavior, that happened 14 years ago when they impeached the President. It just is. There are so many more important things to do than point at their side show. YMMV.

  13. Dana Garrett says:

    There is only one explanation for their behavior. White Republicans simply do not get up at night when a black man calls. He’s black. It’s irrelevant that he is President.

  14. cassandra_m says:

    It just is.

    And it doesn’t have to be if more people called them to better behavior. The persistent treatment of this man as The Other is a thing that deserves calling out at every opportunity. It may not be important to you, but perhaps you might get to experience that up close and personal one day.

    AND — What Dana said.

  15. Liberal Elite says:

    @DG “White Republicans simply do not get up at night when a black man calls. He’s black. It’s irrelevant that he is President.”

    That’s only because no one broke a window.