“He’s A Putz!” “He’s Stupid!”…

“Hey, hey, hey.  Calm down you two.  Reince Priebus is a putz and he’s stupid.”

Via TPM:

“I’m glad to see that as he enters his fifth year in office, President Obama is finally trying to reach across the aisle in the form of dinners with Senate Republicans. However, I would like to offer some advice. Since the president has been complaining loudly about the cutbacks they’ve had to make at the White House—including tours for schoolchildren—due to the sequester, it only seems appropriate that they avoid the considerable security expenses of dining at an upscale restaurant,” Priebus said in a statement.

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“Instead of eating out as the president and senators did last month, I suggest they eat in.

Uh, Reince?

Obama will be hosting the senators at the White House, as White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed during a press briefing on Tuesday.

Cue, also, the obligatory pathetic attempt at gotcha humor, with the man Charles Pierce calls “the obvious anagram” offering to buy the President pizza, so as to provide an object lesson in mozzarella economics.  (Grow the pie…get it?)

I will say this.  Barack Hussein Obama has been blessed by the quality of his enemies.

Oh — and yeah.  Someone has to bigfoot John from time to time. (Anne Laurie’s check will be here any day now.)

Image:  Jacob Jordaens, The Bean King c. 1638

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75 replies
  1. 1
    Trollhattan says:

    Speaking of idiot Republicans (spot: the redundancy) Rand Paul heads to Howard University, tomorrow.

    Popcorn, please.

    http://www.nationaljournal.com.....y-20130408

  2. 2
    Funkula says:

    You just know Obama would insist on Chicago style pizza and then the repubs would have no choice but to filibuster etc etc.

  3. 3
    Mnemosyne says:

    I’m guessing Preibus’s problem is the “security expenses” at the White House. If they would just get rid of all of those guards, I’m sure that would save a big chunk of money, amirite?

  4. 4
    MikeJ says:

    Since Republicans are always going on about Chicago style politics, I think Obama should speak about baseball after dinner.

  5. 5
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    How stupid is he if nobody in the MSM calls out his obvious falsehood?

    If a lumberjack in the forest misses the tree and hits his own foot with his axe instead, and there’s nobody there to hear it, does it make a sound?

  6. 6

    Pizza is too soc1alist. Everyone ordering from a restaurant that contributed to their campaign is more democratic. Where’s the exceptionalism, Mr. Obvious Anagram?

  7. 7
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Obama will be hosting the senators at the White House, as White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed during a press briefing on Tuesday.

    Priebus will take credit for this.

  8. 8
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    “I’m glad to see that as he enters his fifth year in office, President Obama is finally trying to reach across the aisle in the form of dinners with Senate Republicans.

    Last election night, Obama called Boehner and McConnell. They both refused the call (I suspect Mrs Boehner had to refuse the call for Mr Boehner, who was… resting, as my enabling aunts used to say about their drunken husbands). Even given who they are and all we’ve been through, and my low opinion of them, I find that incredible, and I’ve never heard this mentioned when Tom Brokaw, John Meacham and Chuck Todd get together to say that Obama’s lack of outreach is the cause of all this gridlock.

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ: How stupid is he if nobody in the MSM calls out his obvious falsehood?

    I think this is a falsehood the MSM actually started, and Republicans just grabbed it and ran with it.

  9. 9
    Suffern ACE says:

    I would very much leave the deviled eggs out all afternoon the day before these guys came over.

    We should have a Friday recipie exchange sometime of stuff we’d make if Reince Prebus was our dinner guest.

  10. 10
    Violet says:

    With all apologies to Paul Giamatti, Reince Priebus reminds me of Pig Vomit from “Private Parts.”

  11. 11
    ET says:

    Typical. Glide over the fact that the president and his family likely eat at home quite a lot, that many presidents even in times of economic difficulty eat out as part of the job. Hell he made it sound like the president eats out every night and its always for fun. He also chooses to ignore that the president has reached out before.

    So RP is is stupid, hackish, and lazy. Typical for a modern Republican.

  12. 12
    Hill Dweller says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: The hacks in the Village, who have consistently said gun control legislation would never pass, are now saying a lack of gun control legislation will hurt Obama’s legacy.

    The Village will say and/or do anything to absolve wingnuts of any blame.

  13. 13
    hells littlest angel says:

    I’m going to reserve judgement until I hear Jon Stewart read Priebus’ remarks in a drunk voice.

  14. 14
    ricky says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    How could the lumberjack hit his foot if he wasn’t there?

  15. 15
    gene108 says:

    Even if Preibus is dumb, guys like Ed Gillespie aren’t.

    They came up with operation Red State in 2010 to take control of Congress and state legislatures to redistrict themselves into safe seats. They took the House. They took the states.

    It’s not the guys, who are talking on the T.V. that we need to worry about; it’s the guys, who are pulling the strings in the background that keep the Republican party going and they are still firmly committed to Republican hegemony.

  16. 16
    ricky says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    Wait, it was a trick joke, right? There was nobody there to hear it because the lumberjack was hearing impaired!

    Good one! Guess it was a Way Homer.

  17. 17
    👽 Martin says:

    @Suffern ACE: Homemade Fugu!

  18. 18
    Wag says:

    It seems to me that if the chairman of the GOP is suggesting a pizza party to workout differences between POTUS and the GOP, then Obama should oblige and have them over for Dominos and a couple of 2 L diet cokes so they can work out their differences.

    And make damn sure the media knows he is just following GOP suggested austerity suggestions.

  19. 19
    SatanicPanic says:

    @Wag: Brilliant, though it would be even better if he ordered Godfather’s

  20. 20
    Yutsano says:

    @Suffern ACE:I would consider that a waste of perfectly good chicken embryos. But ya know, eggs and omelettes and such.

  21. 21
    muddy says:

    Hundreds, literally hundreds of dollars taken from the federal budget, it’s just shocking! Well, and of course there was likely the socialist 18% gratuity for tables over 6. Disgraceful, I just paid my taxes and demand a refund!!

  22. 22
    JPL says:

    @SatanicPanic: Hermann Cain would be so proud.

  23. 23
    Wag says:

    @SatanicPanic:

    Excellent suggestion.

  24. 24
    El Caganer says:

    Uh-uh. I don’t want to know anything more about Prince Rhebus’ sweaty Big Sausage Pizza fantasy.

  25. 25
    lectric lady says:

    I love that somebody (on Charlie Pierce’s blog?) calls him Rinse Pubis.

  26. 26
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    The sad thing is, there’s no one in the GOP with the brains, intestinal fortitude, and any sense of self-preservation to slap Rinse silly with a clue-by-four.

  27. 27
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @El Caganer: I was about to order a pizza. Uh, I think I will something else now. Ew.

  28. 28
    SpotWeld says:

    Since the president has been complaining loudly about the cutbacks they’ve had to make at the White House—including tours for schoolchildren—due to the sequester

    I know the media has been running with the White House tours ending, becuase media has prioirities (not). But has the President really been “complaining loudly”?

    The GOP seems to continuiously respond to being told thier actions (or inactions) will have specific results with the attitude that they’re being bullied.

  29. 29

    Wait a sec.

    Since the president has been complaining loudly about the cutbacks they’ve had to make at the White House—including tours for schoolchildren—due to the sequester

    WHO has been complaining loudly about the White House tours? Mitch McConnell sure has. Breitbart has. Your conservative cousin on facebook has.

    If there’s one direction from which I haven’t heard bitching about White House tours, it’s from the White House itself.

    Is it ever not all about projection with these people?

  30. 30
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Cris (without an H):

    Is it ever not all about projection with these people?

    No.

    SASQ.

  31. 31
    Richard says:

    Reince Priebus is an anagram for Crisp Bee Urine.

  32. 32
    Sasha says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:
    In fairness, it could also be displacement.

  33. 33
    muddy says:

    He’s amazing, I didn’t think they could top the hiphop muppet they had before.

  34. 34
    Mandalay says:

    @gene108:

    It’s not the guys, who are talking on the T.V. that we need to worry about; it’s the guys, who are pulling the strings in the background

    This.

    In particular, the odious Frank Luntz is a huge asset to the Republicans.

  35. 35
    quannlace says:

    “Hey, you got Reince on my Priebus.”
    ‘No, you got Priebus on my Reince!”

    Ick, why does that sound so dirty?

  36. 36
    jl says:

    Nice post, and very good effort, TL. Thanks.

    But to be honest, nobody bashes ol’ Reince better than Michael Steele.

    it must grate the GOP brass that ol’ Reince makes Steele, as goofy and out-of-it as he is and has always been, look like a genius, and a political death shark with fricken death laser beams on his head.

    I kind of the like the absurdity of that situation. And besides, Steele mouths off better than TL. No offense intended, TL is a genteel egghead and is not allowed to mouth off free style.

  37. 37
    muddy says:

    @jl: I miss his muppet ‘stache.

  38. 38
    Redshift says:

    Grow the pie…get it?

    Which is, of course, asinine in another way, since a pizza doesn’t “grow.”

    “Here, let me serve you a food whose name is used in a metaphor for a win-win solution (one which we’re completely unwilling to support, btw) but which has no connection to it physically, er, never mind…”

  39. 39
    Michele C says:

    @MikeJ: Don’t make me wish so hard! I’ll be so disappointed that he can’t.

  40. 40
    Redshift says:

    @jl: The problem with Steele’s tenure is that the job is supposed to be about raising money and running the organization, not about being a public figure. Supposedly Rince is better at the first part, but the lesson he took from Steele making it all about him in public was “hey, that’s great; let’s keep doing that!”

  41. 41
    Trollhattan says:

    @muddy:
    Despite myself, I can’t help liking Steele. He’s that rare Republican (is he?) who can dish it out and take it. Little doubt that he Had To Go.

  42. 42
    Ash Can says:

    Comrade Jake should get a h/t for this (see Open Thread).

    @Trollhattan: And this is priceless. I’m sure the Howard students will all be 100% in support of Paul as he stands before them and tells them they all suck.

  43. 43
    jl says:

    @Redshift: Ol’ Reince is better at losing ground in elections too! You should give him that too. Or, are you prejudiced against traditional reactionary sour white men?

  44. 44
    Ash Can says:

    @jl:

    it must grate the GOP brass that ol’ Reince makes Steele, as goofy and out-of-it as he is and has always been, look like a genius

    Steele, even at his most gaffe-tastic, was amusing, buffoonish at worst. Priebus is flat-out embarrassing. It says a lot about the GOP brass that they leave this nebbish out in public to be the face of the GOP organization. Not only is their party a clown car, it has four flat tires, its muffler is semi-detached and dragging on the ground, and its rear fender fell off in the middle of the road several miles back.

  45. 45
    David Koch says:

    Priebus is a DNC mole working behind enemy lines to disrupt and sabotage their operations.

  46. 46
    Maude says:

    @Ash Can:
    They have a Fred Flintstone car.

  47. 47
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Ash Can: It says a lot about the GOP brass that they leave this nebbish out in public to be the face of the GOP organization

    .
    I figure he must be a crackerjack administrator if they kept him around, but it is amazing they can’t see they he ought to be ordered to stay away from any and all recording devices. Steele has been, outside of a few interviews and his TDS appearance, Steele has remained a loyal partisan soldier on pretty much every topic except Priebus, and he’d be a far better public face for them than RP’s thumb-like head.

  48. 48
    muddy says:

    It says a lot about them that the anagram generator name did not give them pause. Was he the only one to apply?

  49. 49
    Calouste says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    Reince’s favorite dish of course, tire rims and anthrax.

  50. 50
    jl says:

    @Ash Can: If signs indicating that the GOP has decided to settle for being the sociopathic and retrograde plutocrat party financially, and the white male loser bigot party electorally turn out to be accurate, ol’ Reince is a good choice.

    That would be a tragic choice, and would mean gradual extinction of the GOP (a la CA GOP), and it would do a lot of damage until it lost a large enough minority to block things. But people like Reince saying dumb stuff and pointing out that they can kick the country in the groin whenever they like unless they get their perks will be the public face.

    It will be come a party of old turds, just animated enough to slide under the feet of the US political system as it tries to get things done.

  51. 51
    Trollhattan says:

    Can somebody please get this guy a Bushmaster?

    CYPRESS, Texas — A student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people before being subdued and arrested, authorities said.

    Awaiting press release from the National Stabbything Association, noting that the only way to stop a bad guy with a stabbything is a good guy with a stabbything.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....ml?hpid=z3

  52. 52
    Redshirt says:

    No kidding:

    Crib Pees Urine

  53. 53
    Redshirt says:

    @Trollhattan: Finally, Paul Hogan’s chance at a renewed career has arrived!

    “That’s not a knife!”

  54. 54
    Ash Can says:

    @Trollhattan: It’s a sad commentary on America when we’re actually grateful that the guy only had a knife.

  55. 55
    scav says:

    @Trollhattan: Weren’t enough toddlers on campus to rush at the blade and shish-kebab themselves. Must be those elitist admissions boards keeping the valiant toddlers out.

  56. 56
    shortstop says:

    @Ash Can: @Jim, Foolish Literalist: I honestly don’t think they can spot “embarrassing” unless the person being it is black. They appear to be under the impression that Reince is kicking ass.

  57. 57
    Tone in DC says:

    @Trollhattan:

    This idiot got 14 people, with a knife?
    Where’s Tcheky Karyo when we need him?

  58. 58
    Violet says:

    @Trollhattan: This happened at a Lone Star College campus, which is a different campus of the same college where a few months ago a student shot another student. This can’t be good for Lone Star’s reputation. “Come to Lone Star…get stabbed or shot.”

  59. 59
    YellowJournalism says:

    @SatanicPanic: All Chicago-style with Hawaiin toppings, of course.

  60. 60
    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @Trollhattan: Did the article say if any died?

  61. 61
    Trollhattan says:

    @scav:

    IIUC, our armed four-year-olds should have taken the guy out.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new.....tings?lite

  62. 62
    Comrade Jake says:

    It’s friggin Texas, enough said.

  63. 63
    scav says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent): all I’ve read is four serious enough to be airlifted to hosptal but no deaths reported yet. also, they seem to have used a stun gun to bring him down so there may have been a general dearth of gun-play.

  64. 64
    Trollhattan says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent):

    Two, at least, are in critical condition. None has died, as far as I know. Hopefully it will stay that way.

  65. 65
    Comrade Jake says:

    Cue right-wingers pointing out that if we banned guns, this is what would result – the nuts would go around stabbing people.

  66. 66
    jl says:

    @Comrade Jake: I wonder how many people would reflect on lower death count with knife, and whether they would rather be caught on the campus with a nut running around with assault rifles and mass quantities of ammo, or a nut running around with a knife.

  67. 67
    Comrade Jake says:

    I swear I went over to Redstate after I posted that, not before:

    http://www.redstate.com/conser.....ntrol-now/

  68. 68
    Trollhattan says:

    Hey, remember this guy? Tennessee judge says taking his gun permit away was being MEAN.

    The chief executive of a Tennessee firearms instruction school, who said in an online video that he was “going to start killing people” if gun control laws were tightened, could get his carry permit back.

    A judge in Benton County ruled on April 3 that the suspension of James Yeager’s handgun carry permit was not supported by the evidence against him.

    Yeager lost his handgun carry permit on Jan. 10 after posting a video on Youtube in which he threatened violent action if President Obama pursued executive actions that would tighten restrictions on gun ownership. His original video was later replaced with an edited version that omits the remarks about “killing people.”

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new.....eople?lite

  69. 69
    The Other Chuck says:

    @Comrade Jake:

    Cue right-wingers pointing out that if we banned guns, this is what would result – the nuts would go around stabbing people.

    I can live with that. So would a lot of other people.

  70. 70
    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    CYPRESS, Texas — A student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people before being subdued and arrested, authorities said.

    @Trollhattan: If the guy had a gun you’d have 14 guaranteed dead (if you can get close enough to stab someone, you’re close enough to kill them easily with a gun) and probably a hell of a lot more than that.

  71. 71
    raven says:

    @Forum Transmitted Disease: One of the kids that ran him down and caught him said the knifer is deaf.

  72. 72
    Amir Khalid says:

    @Trollhattan:
    This guy, as I clearly recall, claimed certifications he didn’t have. His false claims are surely fraudulent enough that he deserves to lose his business licence.

    Some of Yeager’s own qualifications as a gun instructor have come into question since his Youtube video. The man, who has appeared on the Discovery Channel show “One Man Army” and National Geographic’s “Snipers, Inc.,” claims in his biography on his personal website Yeager’s Corner that he is a “TN Department of Safety Certified Firearms Instructor,” among other credentials including “knife defense instructor” and “chemical weapons instructor.”

    But Yeager is not a certified as a firearms instructor by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Communications Director Jennifer Donnals said in an email. “Also, Tactical Response is not a certified school for this department,” Donnals said.

  73. 73
    Trollhattan says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Why am I not surprised? A**hat probably tells folks he’s Chuck Yeager’s son, too. “Ah got me that raaht stuff, all of it!”

  74. 74
    Fred Fnord says:

    He can’t be an anagram, because he’s missing one more ‘i’ and the ‘d’ to get ‘insipid’.

  75. 75
    Mnemosyne says:

    @The Other Chuck:

    You know when gun nuts whine about how much higher the assault rate is in England and other countries? Remind them that it’s because when England’s stupid-ass drunken 20-year-olds get into fights, they use their fists or knives rather than guns, which means that people are injured by the fight, not killed.

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