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James Furbush at Sly Oyster wins the caption award: "If ever something deserved to become a meme..."

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In 2008 it was all about hope. Four years later, the Obama team is campaigning on fear.

At least according to John Heilemann in this week's New York.

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is aghast -- and rightly so -- over news that Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were given access to Seal Team Six and information about the death of Osama bin Laden for their upcoming movie Zero Dark Thirty.

If this facility is so secret that the name cannot even be seen by the public, then why in the world would the Obama administration allow filmmakers to tour it?

The administration has shared with the filmmakers information defended from Freedom of Information Act inquiries, Congressional committees, and anyone else not involved in making movies about war zones.

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The great libertarian Penn Jillette derides President Obama's medical marijuana policies, his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and his drug use -- all without taking a breath.

(Not Safe For Work -- explicit spitfire.)

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Normally, something akin to what Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in South Carolina would cause an uproar -- and it still has time to -- but his comments were typical Republican blame game stuff; all that people can do at this point is chuckle. What exactly did Rubio say?

For all the policy disagreements that we have with our president, it is hard to understate how much he inspired people across this country four years ago.

Rubio added:

We have not seen such a divisive figure in modern American history as we have over the last three and a half years.

Far be it to point out all the Republican policy blocks over President Obama's tenure (and there are way too many to simply link). This is a notion that Brad Woodhouse of the Democratic National Committee acknowledged with the ol' side-eyed rebuttal:

No one has tried harder to reach across the aisle on everything from jobs and trade to a plan to get our fiscal house in order than has President Obama and every step of the way Republican leaders have either buckled to the far right wing of their party or decided to put politics ahead of moving our country forward.

Can the cat claws come out any further?

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In the rumor/controversy that just won't die, President Obama's campaign team has asserted that the president will, indeed, be on Arizona's general election ballot, despite Secretary of State, Ken Bennet, stating that he would disqualify Obama if he could not prove he was, in fact, born in Hawaii. Though given some of the other injustices happening in Arizona, this seems totally unsurprising.

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Ominous music, racist overtones, and a black family fighting over a game of Monopoly -- these 90 seconds of nonsense are the third trailer for an upcoming "documentary" about President Obama called 2016.

The film is based on New York Times bestseller The Roots of Obama's Rage, by right-wing nutjob conservative author Dinesh D'Souza, whose credibility has been debunked again and again and again. But it's whack-a-mole IRL.

Exhibit A: The conclusion to a widely denounced D'Souza piece published in Forbes in 2010:

[O]ur President is trapped in his father's time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonialambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father's dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost.

No need for exhibits B and C. Whatever your feelings on Obama, he's certainly not hell-bent on downsizing America as a demonstration of his father's anti-colonialist beliefs.

2016 is expected to hit theaters in June.

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