Obama on repeal: Go for it

posted at 5:08 pm on March 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

Oh, we’re going for it, champ. Sort of. Maybe. At least for a few provisions. I think.

The cool, sweet fact of the matter is that the GOP has a lot to run on this fall. How shall we hammer them? Let us count the ways:

These are the tried-and-true issues for Republicans to hit: jobs, Medicare, the deficit, taxes and spending, and Congress. There will be other messages out there, but individually each of these would be very potent. Running on them all in a single election is something else entirely. If the Republicans pick up lots of seats in November, some Republican campaign “guru” will come out of the woodwork to claim credit – but c’mon, the ads write themselves.

The GOP need not and will not focus primarily on the idea of “repeal,” which is far too vague. That’s not to say that the party shouldn’t promise repeal. It’s just to say that its rhetorical emphases should – and will – focus on the messages that have been proven over the years to be effective.

One of the virtues of the repeal push is that it touches on all of those issues, so it becomes a conversation-starter about the Dems’ broader bread-and-butter failures. That’s a nifty way to appeal to centrists while simultaneously rallying the tea-party base against the mother of all welfare-state incursions. Coalition-building! Expect plenty of pushback of the sort you’re about to see vis-a-vis heartless Republicans — like these? — from people who need them. Never, ever forget: There are no trade-offs in utopia.

So confident is The One in his ability to win this argument with Republicans that he’s … already reminding voters not to expect any major improvements overnight. Patience, America. It’ll work. Someday.


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Sark to Tron: Go for it!

Battlecruiser-operational on March 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM

I don’t care what anyone says. That Tron Legacy looks like it’s gonna be a hoot.

BigWyo on March 25, 2010 at 7:57 PM

[Re: LGF] Did that guy really go off the rails or what?? I’ve been to that site about 4 times so I don’t know how it used to be. To hear them tell it over at Ace’s, Charles is a complete whack job.

BigWyo on March 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Yes, I think so. In its heyday, it was a great place. Credit where credit is due: Charles did invaluable service to the country by breaking the fake National Guard memo story and showing with an animated GIF how the memo couldn’t have been typed on a 1970s-era typewriter. He did great service getting information out regarding the War on Terror. And the software he wrote to run his blog is, I think, some of the best out there. But something happened to his outlook on life — I’m not sure what — and now he not only bans everyone who disagrees with him, he combs other sites and bans any of his posters he finds who are expressing an opinion he doesn’t agree with. My login still worked over there the last time I tried it (many months ago), but I bet it won’t work next time…

Mary in LA on March 25, 2010 at 7:58 PM

YOU ALL KNOW he’s just trying to PROVOKE Conservatives AND GIN UP his own floundering base. How is this going to attract Moderates or Independents?

Or, now that I think about it….does he just not care because he knows that he has EXECUTIVE ORDER and he can effectively declare Martial law (over a ginned up crisis) and have the MEDIA and the Dems hail him as the “saviour” of the country.

Probably the Executive order thingy.

PappyD61 on March 25, 2010 at 7:56 PM

He wants to stir things up, he needs to stir things up. Just as you said so that he can invoke martial law and therefore no election.

Mirimichi on March 25, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Mary in LA on March 25, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Yeah, I guess ‘off the rails’ is a kind way to put it.

Whack Job.whacko……

BigWyo on March 25, 2010 at 8:03 PM

“Go for it”

That’s what a Harvard Degree buys ya…. “Go for it”.

Now go away Sport …..or I shall taunt you a second time.

roflmao

donabernathy on March 25, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Obama is trying everything he can to buy more votes . . . he’s out paying people’s mortgages, giving them free healthcare and spending billions of dollars pandering to his parasitic constituents and the unions, while the truly productive and responsible citizens get nothing but more taxes and a slap down.

rplat on March 25, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Mr. President… The end of the (your) world as you know it will occure in November… Make fun of us after that… if you will… I’m sick of you making fun of me and my beliefs and values… 9 months and this baby will be born…

vulcannomad on March 25, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Oh, how I dearly want to see this president pay for his contempt for us.

Edouard on March 25, 2010 at 8:16 PM

And this ObaMao campaign-stump speech differs from any of his others how? He hides behind the privilege of his office and lobs insults to his opposition via campaign red meat without being able to explain one iota of the merits of this legislation. What a poseur!

onlineanalyst on March 25, 2010 at 8:17 PM

vulcannomad on March 25, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Agreed. I can’t wait to see his face after the November vote. Wonder if he’ll still be the arrogant (expletive) afterwards.

My guess is not so much but very much still.

RedbonePro on March 25, 2010 at 8:17 PM

9 months and this baby will be born…

vulcannomad on March 25, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Uh, that implies that the whole country had, uh, relations last Sunday… and apparently they were non-consensual… um, yeah, I guess that’s exactly what happened…

Mary in LA on March 25, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Tokyo to Godzilla: Go for it!

stefanite on March 25, 2010 at 8:18 PM

He wants to stir things up, he needs to stir things up. Just as you said so that he can invoke martial law and therefore no election.

Mirimichi on March 25, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Don’t even mention something like that . . . it would surly be the end of society as we know it and too destructive to even imagine. let’s hope the democratic process continues to function as it is should and as I’m convinced it will.

rplat on March 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Obama sounds less and less like a Prsident and more and more like a guy campaigning for some small town high school class office. What’s next…saying “neener neener” to the Repubs? What an immature idiot.

Deanna on March 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM

So after all the back and forth from house to senate and back has anyone figured out what the mandate is on a family? Is it 2.5% of income or 2×2.5 for both adults or what?
I tried to read the bills but it is like spaghetti code, all of the fooking place.
RobD on March 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Up to 133% of the poverty level: 2% of gross income
Between 133%-150% of PL: 4% of gross income
Between 150%-200% of PL: 6.3% of gross income
Between 200%-250% of PL: 8.05% of gross income
Between 250%-300% of PL: 9.5% of gross income
Between 300%-400% of PL: 9.75% of gross income
Over 400% of PL: Full price of government policy
For a family of 4, the PL is approximately $22,000 before taxes.

The “Bronze” policy is estimated to run $12,000/yr for a family of 4, with a co-pay of 40% per office visit/procedure;

The “Gold” policy is estimated to run $15,000/yr with a co-pay of 15% per office visit/procedure.

And the policy will cover whatever the government decides should be included – which will be good, if you were waiting for the government to pay for your sex-change operation….

TeresainFortWorth on March 25, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Sinking the USS America.

Charlie the Zebracorn!

A voice of reason on March 25, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Obama on repeal: Go for it

We will… Count on it… I love a challenge…

Khun Joe on March 25, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Can’t see the video — does Charlie have lasers strapped to his head? :-)

Mary in LA on March 25, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Not sure if this has been said in 4 pages of threads but the ads write themselves! How much video is there of this idiot telling us ‘the time to talk is over, we must pass this now’, and now he’s stating ‘don’t expect anything right away, this is going to take awhile’. What a moron!

PatMac on March 25, 2010 at 8:58 PM

President Obama waves the red cape and the Republicans charge. Good lord, the next two and a half years are going to be so much fun!

The GOP campaign slogan for 2012:
“Republicans – The ‘dope’ in rope-a-dope.”

And the best part is, they’ll never figure it out!
HAHAHAHAHAhahahahaha!

chumpThreads on March 25, 2010 at 9:01 PM

can’t wait for us to smear this in his smug face come nov

cmsinaz on March 25, 2010 at 9:05 PM

As a foolish child I once poked a dog with a stick thinking I was beyond the reach of his chain, turned out I was not and I got chewed up pretty good …as I rightly deserved.

Careful who you tease Hussein our chains may be longer than you think.

Alden Pyle on March 25, 2010 at 9:12 PM

As a foolish child I once poked a dog with a stick thinking I was beyond the reach of his chain, turned out I was not and I got chewed up pretty good …as I rightly deserved.

Careful who you tease Hussein our chains may be longer than you think.

Alden Pyle on March 25, 2010 at 9:12 PM

And an even more foolish political party thought they could push over an “inexperienced community organizer”, first in the election campaign and then on HCR. In both cases the ICO opened up a can of whup and fed it to them from a long-handled spoon.

The moral of the story? Hey, you figure it out.

chumpThreads on March 25, 2010 at 9:25 PM

We will “go for it”.

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.

Bury Barry under a heap of repeal votes.

profitsbeard on March 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM

ObaMao is NOT a community organizer; he is a community agitator. He thrives on creating conflict, especially re class consciousness and the perception of being deprived because of some straw man that he pushes as “the enemy.”

onlineanalyst on March 25, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Obama sounds less and less like a Prsident and more and more like a guy campaigning for some small town high school class office. What’s next…saying “neener neener” to the Repubs? What an immature idiot.

Deanna on March 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Deanna, remember that this is the guy who “scratches his face” with his middle finger, in the direction of his opponents. It’s 8th grade.

The Chicago machine is, however, very sly – reminds me of Saddam Hussein. Very dangerous. And they have the MSM supporting them.

I had dinner with my brother- and sister-in-law tonight. Two PhD’s who fancy themselves to be very informed. Sis-in-law is a closeted liberal – she reeks of it. Brother-in-law is a professed libertarian. Cynically claims that Fox News and Sarah Palin are co-opting the Tea Party movement.

How informed are these two? AFAIK, they’re skimming the surface of what is really happening to this country. I became very passionate over dinner…needless to say, I will not be discussing politics with them again.

My husband compared my passion to someone who is obsessed with HO model trains, who persists in talking endlessly about them to people who are disinterested.

HO trains=liberty and the future of my country.

I want to weep.

disa on March 25, 2010 at 10:23 PM

There’s not going to be any repeal, people!
It’s not going to happen! You’re being strung along by the very people who lost the HCR battle in the first place! That’s why the President is challenging them to do it, because he knows they can’t!

And the Republicans know it too. But they can always pull the wool over the eyes of you sorry lot.

chumpThreads on March 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM

chumpThreads on March 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM

I see you’re on the nurses’ station computer again. They need to double your meds.

kingsjester on March 25, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Barack Hussein Obama and Indonesia: there’s no place like home

What we have shaping up, but what the British Government doesn’t yet grasp, is that Obama has a conscious policy of down-grading America’s relationship with, first, Britain and then with the rest of Europe.

He believes that the US — yes, his own country — and Britain, and the leading European countries, too, for that matter, are imperial powers who ruthlessly exploited the Third World for their own profit.

And Obama is America’s first Third World president.

Forget Obama’s Chicago black cadence. It is a fake. He copied from the kind of black preachers that were unknown to him until he was a grown man and inventing his political image.

What the Obama administration has near-wiped from the president’s personal history is that his only childhood links with America were as a schoolboy in a fashionable private school in Asia-dominated Hawaii, where he was raised by his white, bank executive grandmother.

Chicago is not Obama’s homeland. It never was his formative influence. The president’s world view is more aligned with that of Indonesia.

You can be sure the gift Obama gives the President of Indonesia will be something more than the dvd box-set of old Hollywood movies he gave to Gordon Brown. The US president’s manner on the trip to Indonesia will be more the manner he showed to the King of Saudi Arabia last year. The king received a deep bow, something never done by any US president before. Obama also kow-towed to the Emperor of Japan and to the Chinese premier.

What’s going on? According to Dr Lucier, Obama’s policy is to disestablish the United States, Great Britain and Europe from the hegemony of world power, and elevate in their place the hegemony of the Third World under international governance.

Remember, Obama is a deracinated individual. He has no roots. He is a man from an Asian-Pacific background bred to no admiration for the ancient constitutional history which, until now, has reached across the Atlantic to bind America and Britain.

The president actually feels that the US Constitution, which grew out of Magna Carta and the 1689 Bill of Rights, is ‘inadequate.’

Obama has made it clear he despises both the US Constitution and the British tradition from which it springs.

MB4 on March 25, 2010 at 11:03 PM

President Obama waves the red cape and the Republicans charge. Good lord, the next two and a half years are going to be so much fun!

chumpThreads on March 25, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Enjoy it while it lasts, chump. 0bama has opened a lot of peoples’ eyes. The more informed the voters become, the more they are moving to the right.

The left’s days in power are numbered.

The next two years might be fun for you, but this November is going to be an absolute blast for the rest of us!

UltimateBob on March 25, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Obama has learned a lot from his butt buddies, Hugo Chavez and Castro. Only thing missing are the speeches in Spanish and, of course, the death squads.

Sporty1946 on March 26, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Good thing he doesn’t have the swager and strut that W had.

That would piss people off.

Star20 on March 26, 2010 at 12:51 AM

And an even more foolish political party thought they could push over an “inexperienced community organizer”, first in the election campaign and then on HCR. In both cases the ICO opened up a can of whup and fed it to them from a long-handled spoon.

The moral of the story? Hey, you figure it out.

chumpThreads on March 25, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I wouldn’t quite go that far…but the point still holds. Even a very loud tempest in a teapot is still just a tempest in a teapot.

Dark-Star on March 26, 2010 at 12:55 AM

President gave his hallowed permission so hey let’s do it!

petunia on March 26, 2010 at 2:51 AM

What an arrogant little punk. When he throws down his smack and throws out his puny little chin, its all I can do to take the bait and jolt him with a slobber-knocker. I remember guys like him when I was in grade school. I remember getting a belly full of crap-talk from some punk kid on the playground and then pushing him down into a bed of goathead stickers. And guess who got in trouble. Hint, it wasn’t me (this was 45 years ago when America still had common sense). Something about this guy just totally pisses me off.

Proud Texan on March 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM

He is a condescending ignorant fool who really has no grasp on the mood of the country or the reality of the American way of life. He knows nothing outside of his circle of handlers and radicals he surrounds himself with.

Koa on March 26, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Talking about fear and loathing, Chucky Johnson (no link for Chucky) is back going after Stephen Green, who everyone knows is a right wing extremist (not):

After my last encounter with Stephen Green, in which he put his reputation on the line to defend white supremacist blogger Robert Stacy McCain, it’s not surprising to see Green being called out by TPM for advocating bringing back tarring and feathering. And possibly more.

In the post, titled “Put the Fear of Something Into Them,” Pajamas’ Denver Editor Stephen Green riffed on the recent threats and attacks on Democrats and concluded:

“If this abominable, unconstitutional, usurperous, injurious, unsustainable and ruinous new health care law has a mere ten legislatures afraid for their safety, then this country might already be too far gone to save itself.”

Then, in a comments section exchange with a reader, Green, who calls himself “Vodkapundit,” took it further.

“This country has a fine tradition of tarring & feathering, and one I’ve come to the reluctant conclusion needs to come back,” he wrote in response to a reader named Geekesque. “If the US Government considers that terrorism, consider the source.”

Asked by another reader how far Green’s “condoning of violence against us ‘Nazi’ liberals” goes, Green responded:

“That depends entirely on how much violence is done to our liberties by your idiotic policies. Right now, tar & feathers still seem extreme. Tomorrow? It’s in your hands.”

It’s really a shame to see Pajamas Media publishing this kind of extremist nonsense — not to mention the climate change denial, creationism, and every other far right crazy talking point you’ll find at the 2010 version of PJM. It’s become World Net Daily Lite.

Mr. Joe on March 26, 2010 at 10:31 AM

When many of us accuse him of being arrogant and bitter you have to consider his self destructive nature. He has admitted to doing crack and anyone who has foolishly dabbled in drugs (yours truly many years ago) knows that you don’t usually start with cocaine but sort of walk through the gateway and crawl up the ladder. He still is a chain smoking fool because since he’s such a pathological liar no one can believe he has “cut down” with all the pressure the job brings (since he DID admit he still smokes). And the doctor recently suggested he lay off the booze. A classic self destructive addictive pathology…..drugs, smokes, power, booze and attention.

Add to all of that his associations with real malcontents….terrorists, anti- Semites, Marxists, Christian bashers, America haters, and that wife with the huge chip on her shoulder. So what does the chain smoking hard drinking malcontent do in the face of middle class opposition to his gargantuan Marxist bill of lies and destructive actuarial realities? He MOCKS them. He dares them to be angry and spits in the face of the very people who elected him. Where I come from we call this kind of person a punk. A jug eared, chain smoking drunken punk worth loathing but not fearing.
He obviously hates most of us.

crashman on March 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM

I don’t care what anyone says. That Tron Legacy looks like it’s gonna be a hoot.

Heh, yeah, I think it could be pretty sweet. The trailer I have seen is slick. If Tron Legacy AND the Robotech movie turn out all right, I’ll be a happy camper…But Hollywierd’s track record of not screwing up sci-fi is not very good to say the least…Exhibit A: the revamped Star Trek movie…Exhibit B: The Phantom Menace

Battlecruiser-operational on March 26, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Sorry chump, I have nothing but contempt for your Master, but I will take one tibit of advice from him, I will get in your face! You better be a bigger and better man than me, not many are.
I am a peaceful man, but don’t push me too far, I bite. It’s funny, that pretty much sums up the American people, and I think they’ve been pushed just about as far as they are willing to go. This administration, along with our legislature has cornered a beast, the beast did not sign on to this, tread lightly. Bow to the will of the people, not to the will of government, the people will set you free, government will all but enslave you, history has shown this time and again. That is why the Constitution sets us apart, it is not for the left or right, it is for us all. I wish you well, I hope there is common ground for us all to grasp. That is the way forward, to bankrupt our Republic will suit no man.

M-14 2go on March 26, 2010 at 11:04 PM

M-14 2go on March 26, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Well said.

redwhiteblue on March 26, 2010 at 11:20 PM

“Bring ‘em on!” vs. “Go for it!”

One was the U.S. President referring to our enemies and the second was the U.S. President referring to American Citizens.

Guess which one was attacked by the LSM?

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 27, 2010 at 10:11 AM

“Bring ‘em on!” vs. “Go for it!”

One was the U.S. President referring to our enemies and the second was the U.S. President referring to American Citizens.

One is a total lock to happen, the other … well we are still fighting and dying for that one.

Monkei on March 27, 2010 at 9:22 PM

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