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I-A-B Reader Letter Of The Day #3: Obama? NObama?

I-A-B Reader Letter of the Day #3: Obama? NObama?

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Hey Fancy,

I didn”t realize that I-A-B was so Anti-Obama/Pro-Republican! It looks to me like anything against Obama is at least worded in such a way that it seems less aggravating, and anything that is pro Obama is labeled as improper. This is quite distressing, since I had always turned to I-A-B as a source of random entertainment, but this site has become to politically polarized so fast! Please stop with the politics!

Thanks, Andy (email withheld by request)

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Full disclosure, this email was sent to me a while ago, but I liked it and kept it because I knew eventually I”d get to it somehow. So now that you know that, onward…

So, is I-A-B anti-Obama? I can”t speak for any of the other mods, but I personally am not anti-Obama. I”m neutral and side with the team that I think is best. In the last 4 or so years, I”ve voted Dem and Rep and even Indie twice. In short, I”m just all for whatever makes the world a better place. I think that”s what the rest of the I-A-B Mods are for too–I could be wrong, but they”ll probably explain themselves in this link”s forum.

Why does everything on the site related to Obama seem slanted against him? Probably because that”s what that particular situation calls for–example: the Debt Ceiling and his poor handling of it. But there are some Obama posts that champion him for the cool guy he is. Barry is just out of his depth this term. In 10 years, I bet he would have been the next Clinton (sans the cigar in the vagina thing), but in 2011 he”s struggling.

Ciao until tomorrow, Fancylad

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Fancy answers the age-old I-A-B question: Why are you guys so Anti-Obama and Pro-Republican? The myth is shattered!

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59 Responses to I-A-B Reader Letter Of The Day #3: Obama? NObama?

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    Link: I-A-B Reader Letter Of The Day #3: Obama? NObama? - Fancy answers the age-old I-A-B question: Why are you guys so Anti-Obama and Pro-Republican? The myth is shattered!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Fancy, I have a new respect for the level of self control and restraint you have to show when faced with pinheads like "Andy".

    @ "Andy" - We poke fun at EVERYONE guy, even Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Obama.

    However, withholding "Andy`s" email did not thwart my detictive skills and I have uncovered his true identity.

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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    Really IAB is anti-Obama. Really, Really! Reeeeeaaaaalllllllly! Don`t think so. Suck it Andy you whiny b^tch.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
    788 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    I find this letter weird, b/c I`m personally pro-Obama and anti-Tea Party (which lately means that I`m also anti-Republican), and I don`t see such a bias. I think if "Andy" wants more pro-Obama postings, maybe it`s his job to post such things?
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    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    As far as i`m concerned, if anything IAB is anti-republican (not saying that`s a bad thing...)
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3147 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    Pro-Republican? Has the emailer even looked at the links and some of the comments in said links?

    If anything, the users of this site are far leaning leftists...
    I guess this proved people only see what they want to see. Or am I only seeing what I want to see? Mind baffling.
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    Raptorkat Male 18-29
    75 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Not even worth posting.
  8. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    Well... thats just someones biased opinion. Personally i have viewed all Obama related content on here and belive its quite mutual with either opinion that is being offered. I find no biased approach with the posts, rather stating the obvious in most circumstances. The only biased opinions being displayed are that of the comments which are being left. However thats how a healthy arguement/debate is made, pro`s and con`s. I believe this letter is biased as the writer`s obviously only seeing what it wants to see rather then the whole picture, i believe this is referred to as tunnel vision.
  9. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    My knowledge of American politics comes entirely from cartoons and IAB. As far as I can tell, Obama has stayed too towards the middle. He`s left, so the rights by default don`t like him, but he`s not left enough for most of the lefts.
    But still, if you guys ever want to trade, we`ll give you 2 for the price of 1.

    And IMO IAB is pretty solidly left. So much so that the righties stand out (CrakrJak I`m thinking of you)
  10. Profile photo of mitha
    mitha Male 18-29
    269 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    The Idea of discussing politics on a fun/entertainment site is in itself a very dumb one. I laugh at the occasional Palin-Joke, just because that person really is hilarious. You won`t make her president, right? Right?
  11. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    IAB gets accused pretty evenly of being a Marxist plot and a Neocon mouthpiece.
  12. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    Raptorkat is obviously a dyed-in-the-wool member of the Green Party.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7425 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    im mixed between liberal an conservative on some social issues, but im pretty liberal when it comes to economics. that is really only because i have seen what conservative economics brings. (and im not what you would call wealthy)
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    I think that in IAB both factions are well represented.Debates are allways balanced. In any case i find politics discussion a good way to fight boredom, someone can think different and find funny just the new joke on Justin Bieber. But this is the strenght of IAB lot of topics for lot of heads with different ages and interests. In any case we don`t have a limited space for what we want to post so if you don`t like politics topics you can chose to watch others things.
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    Bigredraptor Male 18-29
    2 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    this is just stupid, we all know iab isn`t pro-anything. we also know that most of the members here are political, the comments on political material here always has you guys screaming over the internet at each other anyway. please.... carry on with the random links fancy and friends. you`re doing fine, and ignore political d-bags who strive to accuse anything of being what it already is. Links are just dratin links, bro. They don`t have opinions.
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    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    Really the Dems are too busy posting sh*t on IAB than do their job in congress and the Reps are too busy tea-bagging to post.
    Thats how I`ve seen it over the years anyway.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    This letter is kind of funny because I would say that if anything IAB leans Dem. but I think that`s only because the Repubs. give them so much fuel to use.
  18. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    the politics debates on here spur some pretty interesting conversation, it`s neither pro nor con of either side really... but i do wish the site would go back to the good ol` days when there were more quality links, and less stupid pictures.
  19. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    My superior political views cannot be expressed in a single dimension.

    I don`t care what IAB`s stance is, but the entertainment has been lacking for a while now. If you`re going to make political posts, can they at least be making fun of someone?
  20. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    I`m canadian.

    /thread.
  21. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    I don`t think there are any popular politicians at the moment.
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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    I don`t think IAB agrees on any political (or religious) view, but that`s part of what makes it great. We get crap posts later than most websites and a hefty amount of reposts, but the arguments are what keep us coming back.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    Obama`s poor handling of the debt problem???? Sorry but I NOW totally agree with the person that wrote this letter.


    this mods states his opinion as if it is fact but then says, "I am not on either side"

    yep got it...
  24. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    vv Agree Ben. I don`t come here for the posts, I come for the comments. And in general, IABers are a great bunch, it`s why I love the site so much. And I don`t think it`s unfair to say that your average IABer is way more intelligent (and funnier) than your average internet denizen, no matter what side of the political spectrum they fall on, or neither. Huzzah!
  25. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm
    LOLZ! It`s all my fault!~ I accept the blame!

    Not really, Obama is just plain awful, period. He`s brought this ALL on himself. Too bad the USA (and therefor Canada) are going to crash and burn because of it.
    Remember when the MSM said Palin didn`t have enough experience to be VICE-President? I do. She had MORE experience than BHO; FFS.

    So there you go!
    SOME people think 50/50 coverage of an issue is BIASED! It should be 80/20 slanted to what THEY believe!

    I`m glad IAB has waaaay more balance than the MSM. Thx Mods!
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    I`m pro-ME. Screw everyone else.

    BTW, I am disappointed on the whole FAA issue. Where is Reagan when you need him?
  27. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    vv Good one @Gerry1of1!
    vv @Fatninja01 - that`s your longest post EVER! (lolz! I think, eh?)
    vv @Baalthazaq: true enough!
    vv @splurbyburbl: Darn right! Reagan was a MAN!
  28. Profile photo of sutra46
    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    Obama`s handlings are not exactly made public! We see the outcome but we don`t see all poo wading he does. Dealing with non-nice individuals & dicks who have one in one goal to sabotage him.
    You see what media wants you to see.
    There are independent site that chronologically document what he managed to pass in-spite of As&Ds . For those who are looking.
    I am disappointed that he pussied out of legalizing pot though.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    It must have been opposite day
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    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm
    The tone of the post largely depends on the OP. 5Cats and Crakr are so rightwing it`s almost sickening. Madest and davy are so leftwing it`s almost sickening. Gerry just tries to creep people out and make them check to make sure they have their doors locked. Pretty balanced as far as I can tell.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2314 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    Too funny, I thought you were liberal.
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    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 2:37 am
    If I lived in the USA, a problem for me would be that economic right-wing (with whom I sometimes agree) always comes in the conservative morals package, on which I don`t agree at all.
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    greekhop Male 30-39
    116 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 3:18 am
    Whats funny is that to me, on the outside looking in, the Repulicans and Democrats look like two buddys, on the same team, who have agreed to run America, and alternatively screw up different parts of it. But they have a very consitant forgeign policy of bullying the world (love you guys!). Just two buddies taking turns running things, nothing special, nothing to see here, just move along.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 4:53 am
    Pointless question, pointless answer, pointless post.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 5:12 am
    I know from previous experience that madest is VERY liberal, and can`t stand conservatives.
  36. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1182 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 5:23 am
    everyone here is liberal... its gross... andy has no idea what there talking about
  37. Profile photo of ak47reaper
    ak47reaper Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 5:23 am
    choose ether side make one enemy. choose nether side make two enemies. with democracy one man can`t win. -Daniel Berg
  38. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 5:32 am
    Why is it so bad that i leave short posts? if someone has something to say, they say it. I dont usually have much to say.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 5:33 am
    Wont be on here for a week after 1 more day. so you will miss me im sure.
  40. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 5:38 am
    This is interesting.

    It reminds me of a theory in Communications, I think it was called "Emergence Theory" or something similar to that. Basically a person will only seek out information that affirms their previously held beliefs, i.e. a conservative primarily watching Fox, whilst a liberal will primarily watch MSNBC. Also, when confronted with information conflictory to their own beliefs, rather then seeing it as another person`s viewpoint, they see it as "attacking" their own.

    I personally believe that this is because so many people think that they OWN their beliefs, that it as a possession of their own self. Persons speak to one and another in such a spiteful, virulent manner because they see that someone with an opposing viewpoint is a potential danger to them losing their "property", their beliefs.

  41. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 5:43 am
    Nothing wrong with brevity, and a kitty avatar is always good :-)
    A week to catch up to your post count? Better leave for a month, year, decade! (lolz! Vacation time?)
  42. Profile photo of Dragonace
    Dragonace Male 30-39
    296 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 6:33 am
    All I know is the American 2 party political system no longer works! Washington is so separated from the real world that law makers make decisions that strictly benefit their wallets, rather than doing whats best for the American people.

    Things have to change and many of us were hopeful that Obama was the man to get the ball rolling in the right direction towards that change, but in the end he fell victim to the same greed as all other politicians. He was naive to think he could do so much, and we were naive to believe it. Personally I think total social upheaval is the only thing that`s going to turn this country around.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2011 at 7:25 am

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

    @ McGovern1981

    So real! So true to life! So poignant!
    I don`t know if it`s art, but I like it!

  45. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 7:55 am
    The president of the day is always a target for mirth. Clinton, GW, Nixon, Regan, etc. all had endless ribbing.
  46. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 8:32 am
    And IMO IAB is pretty solidly left. So much so that the righties stand out (CrakrJak I`m thinking of you)

    That`s probably because I`m just more vocal about it than most conservatives here. When a conservative voices their opinion they risk getting unfair and untrue labels hurled at them like racist, bigot, homophobe, sexist, redneck, stupid, etc. Most would rather stay silent then be falsely accused or get in a heated argument.
  47. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    This site leans left for sure. President Obama jut happens to be the President of the left half of the nation. So, I don`t think the site is so much pro-Obama as pro-left. If Biden, Gore, or Kerry were Pres, the lean would be to them as well.

    Thanks to the minority from the center and the right that at least keep this place from falling over from the majority left lean.

    I am sure the reason for this letter and post is to try and appear neutral. Maybe the left lean comes from those that admin, or approve topics?

    But thanks for the site!
  48. Profile photo of ak47reaper
    ak47reaper Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    @Fatninja01
    agreed

    One well worded sentence can say more than volumes of legal text. -Daniel berg
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    AK47 REAPER,you made me seem smart. Thankyou :)
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    I would have voted for a chihuahua if it meant getting rid of republicans.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    Obama is a better Republican president than Bush.
  52. Profile photo of ak47reaper
    ak47reaper Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    @Fatninja01
    agreed

    One well worded sentence can say more than volumes of legal text. -Daniel berg
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    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 10:23 am
    how about the fact that IT IS JUST NOT ENTERTAINING!
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    crackyhoss Male 18-29
    254 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    the site`s anti-obama because he`s president and presidents need to be ridiculed.
  55. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    Why does everything on the site related to Obama seem slanted against him?


    Would the fact that we JUST LOST OUR TRIPLE A CREDIT RATING not be indicator as to why this happenned?
  56. Profile photo of ak47reaper
    ak47reaper Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    @Fatninja01
    agreed

    One well worded sentence can say more than volumes of legal text. -Daniel berg
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    wildancrazy Male 40-49
    138 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    i`m fairly conservative, but even though i`m a conservative i still root for the President.
    He`s our President, so what ever letter comes before his name (R, or D) it`s my duty to support the office. That all said, no matter who`s in office, if this was a Republican, whatever; i would still blame him, or her, for the state of this country`s economy. Being black and a Democrat
    does not give him a pass, it shouldn`t, and those who`s first inclinations to do so are doing everyone a disservice.
    Any other President who was leading this country, during this mess would be held accountable, this one is treated like a disabled child who has risen above his limitations.
    Bull-crap, politics aside, we need to be vocal about our displeasure; demand solutions regardless of parties..
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    dblond369 Female 18-29
    178 posts
    August 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    The most Patriotic thing an American can do is to stand up for what is right and moral, booting people from office if it calls for it; NOT going along with everything and believing everything the Media puts in your head...
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    ak47reaper Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 9, 2011 at 1:37 am
    @Fatninja01
    agreed

    One well worded sentence can say more than volumes of legal text. -Daniel berg

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