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Sun May 17, 2020, 02:29 PM

Did Ben Sasse suddenly switch to vodka? What a lame ass "Commencement Speech." Wow

Last edited Sun May 17, 2020, 03:06 PM - Edit history (1)

His "speech" starts at 00:47. Totally cringy.



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This reply broke my heart. I hope she watched President Obama's speech last night.

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Reply Did Ben Sasse suddenly switch to vodka? What a lame ass "Commencement Speech." Wow (Original post)
catbyte May 2020 OP
Bettie May 2020 #1
catbyte May 2020 #2
Bettie May 2020 #11
catbyte May 2020 #12
Bettie May 2020 #14
LuvNewcastle May 2020 #3
Hav May 2020 #4
roamer65 May 2020 #5
octoberlib May 2020 #6
PatSeg May 2020 #7
Beakybird May 2020 #8
0rganism May 2020 #9
panader0 May 2020 #10
dalton99a May 2020 #13
dsc May 2020 #15
struggle4progress May 2020 #16
Gidney N Cloyd May 2020 #17

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:33 PM

1. First 30 seconds of him speaking is so

fucking condescending and disrespectful, it makes me want to vomit.

At least he could have made an effort to be decent, but being a Republican, I suppose that is impossible for him.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:35 PM

2. Did you get to the "thugs in China" part?

The Facebook comments are brutal.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:45 PM

11. Yep

Showed it to the senior son (graduation was cancelled today, due to rain....we were doing a drive-up thing), he said, as he listened (direct quote)

"Huh? This guy is a Republican right? Oh my god, what a cockweasel".

"Seriously? He said this to graduating seniors? How does he even have a job? Asshole."

I'll have to check it on FB just to giggle at the comments.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #11)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:27 PM

12. "Cockweasel?" I like your son's way with words.



And congratulations to him!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:28 PM

14. Yeah, he's got a mouth on him

but then, the last three years have seen more profanity in this house than the previous 20.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:58 PM

3. What a fucking asshole.

He could have at least given the kids a decent, short speech for their graduation but he had to try and play the comedian.
This is the DU member formerly known as LuvNewcastle.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:10 PM

4. Yikes

That was embarrassing. Wohoo, you'll remember your graduation because 90000+ (so far) fellow Americans died, that's the silver lining!
Whenever I see him, I have this feeling that he'll run for President one day, sort of following the GWB compassionate conservative fraud. He's a total phony, of course, but it might actually work if the Repub party wouldn't be totally insane.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:15 PM

5. Hopefully he made Democrats out of all those kids.

What a complete asshole.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:16 PM

6. Did he imply that the kids he's speaking to are fat?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:23 PM

7. Is he trying to be a stand up comedian?

That sounds like a late night talk show monologue.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:04 PM

8. Very insensitive. Not one sincere or kind sentiment.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:28 PM

9. i can't believe the Republicans couldn't do any better than this asshole

sure, it's NE, they're going to elect Rs to the senate sometimes. but damn, this guy combines the intelligence of a fencepost with the compassionate understanding of .... a fencepost.

a complete twat. wow. embarrassing. he should apologize and he never will.

what's amazing is there are millions of Americans who think this is a remotely acceptable way to talk with high school seniors.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:36 PM

10. Damn, that's horrible. What a fuckin jerk.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:07 PM

13. Pathetic asshole.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:31 PM

15. the very end of his speech actually was good but since it was preceded by

that horror story that the rest of his speech was, it really got buried. I must say, the choral number is fantastic. I took the OP to mean 47 minutes so I started there which is a bit into that song. Very beautiful.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:45 PM

16. Ridicules people named Jeremy

By Randy Essex
World-Herald Executive Editor


... Sasse .. delivered .. attempted stand-up comedy ...

He touched on .. murder hornets, and noted that "everybody named Jeremy is the worst" ...

Fremont school board member Michael Petersen ... congratulated the Class of 2020 and said, "You deserved better than the graduation remarks from Senator Ben Sasse. The racism, implying that our graduates are fat and lazy, disparaging teachers, and attacking the mental health profession are despicable." He told Sasse in the post, "You owe the graduating students of Fremont High an apology."

https://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/watch-now-sasse-ridicules-people-named-jeremy-trying-to-joke-rips-thugs-in-china-in/article_115b3a24-e69d-5e47-8e4f-8730652bd785.html

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:46 PM

17. Meh. Other than a couple quick maybe eyeroll-worthy China cracks, it wasn't so bad.

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