CNN: Independents now reacting negatively to mere mention of “hope” by Obama

posted at 5:22 pm on January 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Philip Klein, a reminder that the SOTU is good for only two things: Drinking games and those irresistible political EKGs they show afterwards of Dems, Republicans, and indies reacting in real time. No explanation required for the snippet on ObamaCare that you’re about to see, but can the Hopenchange brand really be so soiled that simply hearing “hope” come out of The One’s mouth now sets independents to shivering? Over to you, Sarahcuda:

Last night, the president spoke of the “credibility gap” between the public’s expectations of their leaders and what those leaders actually deliver. “Credibility gap” is a good way to describe the chasm between rhetoric and reality in the president’s address. The contradictions seemed endless…

Everything seems to be “unexpected” to this administration: unexpected job losses; unexpected housing numbers; unexpected political losses in Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Jersey. True leaders lead best when confronted with the unexpected. But instead of leading us, the president lectured us. He lectured Wall Street; he lectured Main Street; he lectured Congress; he even lectured our Supreme Court Justices.

He criticized politicians who “wage a perpetual campaign,” but he gave a campaign speech instead of a state of the union address. The campaign is over, and President Obama now has something that candidate Obama never had: an actual track record in office. We now can see the failed policies behind the flowery words. If Americans feel as cynical as the president suggests, perhaps it’s because the audacity of his recycled rhetoric no longer inspires hope.

That about sums it up. Follow the link for a long, long list of his contradictions.


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Did Obama even to remember to tell us what the State of the Union was?

uknowmorethanme on January 28, 2010 at 7:55 PM

She eviscerate the barionette and now his entrails hang limp and lifeless, like a string puppet without a master.

Geochelone on January 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Huuummm. Nixon had an enemies list. Assume it was short as Nixon was pre-Microsoft.

Bambi has an enemies list; (Bambi/MSM there’s a difference?) a list that now seems to be 250 million. Oh wait, the population is only 300M. Imagine, just imagine, 250M on HIS list. 2010 imagine. 2012 imagine. HOPE has CHANGED to HOPE-MA. It’s what hubris does.

One down and three more to go. The damage is great enough so that the electorate sees its effect on their lives. Sad but better now. The economy will grow – in private campaign contributions to Republicans and offshore funneling to D’rats. Meanwhile review Carter years.

We have recovered before. Yes US can!

Caststeel on January 28, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Here is a theme for Democrats 2010.

Caststeel on January 28, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Great work, Sarahcuda! (although am I the only one to suspect she has some help writing these bon mots? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…)?

Buy Danish on January 28, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Sorry to disappoint you, but Sarah said that she writes all her own Facebook posts. If you actually looked at the link to the post, you will see that her name is on the bottom. She signed it. Where I come from that means you actually wrote it.

atheling on January 28, 2010 at 8:08 PM

That was not a SOTU Address. It was a STFU Address, telling the American people and Republicans in Congress to stfu.

Last night, Barack Obama decided to skip the SOTU Address and give instead the STFU Address. He told the American people in essence to stfu, that everything he’s been doing the past year is the right thing, and then some, and that anybody who disagrees is an obstructionist, opposed to what’s best for Americans.

JDPerren on January 28, 2010 at 8:11 PM

JDPerren on January 28, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Yes. Exactly. A STFU speech. Just like his, “if anybody has a better idea …” Bs line.

Fixing four years of deliberate mismanagement will be interesting. The good part: What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger. Besides, the affairs of men have never been either a straight line or smooth.

Caststeel on January 28, 2010 at 8:21 PM

She signed it. Where I come from that means you actually wrote it.
atheling on January 28, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Really? You don’t think she has an editor (or two)? Like she had for Going Rogue? How about a speechwriter? No help there either?

But hey, I’m so impressed to discover that where you come from the Secretary of the Treasury signed all those dollar bills!

Buy Danish on January 28, 2010 at 8:22 PM

The campaign is over, and President Obama now has something that candidate Obama never had: an actual track record in office.

President Obama now HAS A TRACK RECORD THAT HE AND THE MSM CANNOT HIDE.

FIFY

GarandFan on January 28, 2010 at 8:54 PM

I dont think I can handle another 8 years of this guy.

5u93rm4n on January 28, 2010 at 9:49 PM

lovingmyUSA on January 28, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Huh? I must be missing the nuance nuance with those razor blades.

Buy Danish on January 28, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Where do they find these people? These dhimmicrats are simply out-of-touch dolts. I just can’t stand to listen to him speak.

Mojave Mark on January 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Huh? I must be missing the nuance nuance with those razor blades.

Buy Danish on January 28, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Ninja’s…Danish

lovingmyUSA on January 29, 2010 at 1:27 AM

i like how independents went way down when he started saying, let me be clear. i think the main problem with obama is his ego. hes so full of himself and hes SO smarmy. NO ONE likes smarmy people. no one. this guy is like the king of it. hes just so friggin’ hip and so much cooler than you, he can’t help but be that way.

blech.

TheBlueSite on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 AM

Huuummm. Nixon had an enemies list. Assume it was short as Nixon was pre-Microsoft.

Caststeel on January 28, 2010 at 8:01 PM

LOL – I *knew* Microsoft Office was invented for a purpose!

President Obama now HAS A TRACK RECORD THAT HE AND THE MSM CANNOT HIDE.

FIFY

GarandFan on January 28, 2010 at 8:54 PM

That’s what *you* think. Word on the street is, his entire first-year track record is getting shoved into the vault along with his transcripts and college loan paperwork. At the cost of around a ba-jillion dollars. (Chump change for the Fed these days.)

Think you’re gonna rely on your Google cache? Forget it – it’s already gone. Or your backup files perhaps? Those were all concocted or Photoshopped of course, just ask MS-NBC. And anyone bringing that stuff forward as ‘evidence’ will henceforth be branded as a ‘track record-er’ by the White House press office. So there!

RD on January 29, 2010 at 5:02 AM

Dirty little secret…If more HA readers had known this thread was chock-full of a whole can of whoopass–Sarah style–there would have been 400-500 responses.

Chewy the Lab on January 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Independents tracking LOWER than Republicans, very baaad (and not in the good hip sense of the word) news for the democraps. Given how this EKG tracking occurred, it is simply preposterous that Obama got 83 percent approval rating for this recycled speech. Given the flatline democrap number, I am sure as evah that the pollsters just polled other hardline democraps/newsers to get that high number to try to rehabilitate Obama’s shattered image. But it isn’t working.

eaglewingz08 on January 29, 2010 at 9:36 AM

The President does not want to work, he wants to be the beacon to which we all turn when we achieve. The mere fact that he is there should make us strive to be better than we are. He seems to think that his job is to travel and inspire us which begs the question: when does he actually do any President work?

President Obama is indecisive yet paints that indecisiveness as consideration. It is not that he could not make up his mind (waiting for the poll numbers), he was simply weighing all his options…until he could decide what was best…

The President passes off the hard work to his Orcs like Pelosi and Reid. This way, the Chosen One keeps his hands clean…but in the end can walk away from these socialists or claim their victory for his own.

allstonian on January 29, 2010 at 10:57 AM

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