Video: So, Obama’s pretty much a disappointment, huh?

posted at 6:18 pm on September 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

As Ace says, this is interesting chiefly as a pre-mortem for a midterm wipeout. It’s going to be bad and everyone knows it, so there’s no sense waiting around to put the blame where it belongs. Say this for Stewart: Unlike some Democrats, he’s not in denial about what election day will look like.

For comparison purposes, I looked at notes from interviews with Republican and Democratic strategists in late September 2006, when Democrats were thought to be marching toward their takeover of the House and the Senate.

The interviews came after then-President George W. Bush had begun the GOP’s fall offensive, built around the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and an effort to make national security a more significant issue in the campaign. What’s eerie is that Republicans then were saying some of the same things Democrats are saying now.

“I’m feeling better about some of the races,” one Republican pollster said at the time. “The campaigns are making a difference.”

“There’s a real sigh of relief for Republican operatives,” said another. “Unlike 1994, when Democrats were caught off guard, Republican strategists are pretty focused on the environment we’re in and being tactically competent and aggressive. . . . We all know this is going to be a game of inches.”

That’s from WaPo’s Dan Balz, who goes on to issue the obligatory reminder that higher turnout among the liberal base doesn’t mean Joe Manchin’s going to squeak past John Raese in West Virginia. It means Pelosi’s going to win her district with 85 percent of the vote instead of 75 percent. Moral victory?

Exit question: Did Stewart actually toss a Bill Ayers reference in here?


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‘Disappointment’ doesn’t really cover it, does it?

trigon on September 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM

He’s been busy though. Too bad for him (and us) he did not realize jobs are job 1.

Many libs think he has been plenty successful-
http://open.salon.com/blog/je_robertson/2010/01/06/obamas_first_year_a_vast_array_of_underreported_successes

CWforFreedom on September 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM

A guy with no executive experience who has only complained throughout his entire life may not be able to successfully execute a list of policy objectives? You don’t say.

amerpundit on September 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM

It was a good run. You nearly ruined the entire economy and took our freedoms back a few notches, but what the hey, right?

WitchDoctor on September 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM

“Walk it off you pussies?”

How about, “You pussies! Walk off…and never be seen or heard from again.”

FlameWarrior on September 30, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Epic failure, perhaps. Disaster of cosmic proportions. Grabasstic clusterfu…

You get the idea.

trigon on September 30, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Most College Lecturers are disappointing outside of the classroom.

portlandon on September 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Stewart is a mental small fry. Arnold Ahlert is far more intelligent. People would be spending their time better if they read his article rather than listening to Stewart.

Why Dems Are Going Down in November

And concluding – Democratic control for four years in Congress, and two in the White House has been exactly what many predicted: an ideologically-driven disaster of epic proportions. For years, progressives obfuscated their true intentions, because even they knew most Americans couldn’t stomach them. The elections of 2006 and 2008 changed everything. Progressives bought into their own hype, believing they had pulled off a multi-generational transformation of the American mindset. As a result, they showed Americans their true colors: unbridled arrogance, utter contempt for the average citizen’s intellect, and a ham-fisted, never let a crisis go to waste determination to bend the electorate to their will, using government as a club.

That’s why they’re going down in November. And the most satisfying aspect of the whole scenario is this: despite every attempt they’ve made to blame anyone and everyone else for their problems, they brought it on themselves.

Luka on September 30, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I think Jon Stewart should appear on Glenn Beck and explain exactly why he thought Obama was so great.

Connie on September 30, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Obama’s suckage was pretty apparent to me. All you had to do was look at his voting record and philosophy. Too bad most voters don’t actually think.

therightwinger on September 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM

But how much weight will the Race Card carry next time?

CWforFreedom on September 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM

After the car went in the ditch, Obama got in and flipped it over. Progress, at least it moved.

tarpon on September 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Exit question: Did Stewart actually toss a Bill Ayers reference in here?

Yeah, and it was probably pretty damn accurate.

darwin on September 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Veni, vidi, fellatio?

suburbanite on September 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Exit question: Did Stewart actually toss a Bill Ayers reference in here?

Yes, he did….

heh

like the The Whining poster :)

cmsinaz on September 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

that driving metaphoe is getting REALLY old….

ugh…the way he keeps bashing GOP there is NO WAY he is going to work with them in the next 2 years…

cmsinaz on September 30, 2010 at 6:32 PM

metaphor…need an adult beverage

cmsinaz on September 30, 2010 at 6:34 PM

(D)MORALIZED

Too funny, but the economy is still tanking…

Fallon on September 30, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Obama’s driving has taken our nation from being Burt Reynold’s Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit to performing like Dan Ackroyd’s Yugo in Dragnet.

kingsjester on September 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM

In that speech in Madison, Obama sounded like some of the worst con artist televangelists just before they tell you God really wants to pour out a material blessing on your life, but in order to reap His blessing, God needs you to sow a $50/month seed into televangelist’s ministry. All for the Lord of course. The only difference is Obama isn’t satisfied with $50/montnh.

flyfisher on September 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM

After the car went in the ditch, Obama got in and flipped it over. Progress, at least it moved.

tarpon on September 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Flipped it over? He’s scrapping it for parts!

ace tomato on September 30, 2010 at 6:36 PM

They shut down the beltline for Obama.

I’m surprised he made it out of town in one piece.

MadisonConservative on September 30, 2010 at 6:36 PM

And in ’12 Stewart and his band of merry misfits will be slobberingly defending Obama and demanding their “Hope & Change Pellet” be dropped so they can eat and feel full.

Stewart is a Comedian with a Liberal heart. Obama is just giving him alot of material to work with.

portlandon on September 30, 2010 at 6:36 PM

So, JS does watch Beck…

d1carter on September 30, 2010 at 6:38 PM

What we miss in Obama’s dopey car-in-the-ditch analogy, the one with the Republicans standing atop the ditch and looking down at the Democrats in the ditch, is that the car is not supposed to be there — yeah, that’s right; only the Democrats are supposed to be in the ditch because it’s not a ditch at all but a metaphoric mass grave.

The Republicans stand atop it because someone has to do the hard work of shoveling the dirt in to fill the grave.

OK, sure, I know. It’s not nice to metaphorically bury people alive. But, hey. They’re just Democrats.

FlameWarrior on September 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM


“We came, we saw, we sucked.”


“We all know this is going to be a game of inches.”

Is it gay theme night again already???

Tony737 on September 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM

The word should be disgusted.

Dhuka on September 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Stewart is an idiot and I also hold him responsible for the mess of Obama. Perhaps if this is really what Stewart believed, perhaps he shouldn’t be holding a mocking rally to bring out liberal votes for the election.

My response to Stewart is this, except replace the name Palin for Stewart:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwiBBtMX0ac

redeye on September 30, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Oh but hey! I hear they have a cool new logo….that logo got Dems excited coast to coast, right? Right??

/s

Grace_is_sufficient on September 30, 2010 at 6:41 PM

I suppose it is too much to hope that one of these days these wonderfully intelligent thinkers come to the conclusion, it is NOT the person implementing these policies that has failed. The policies THEMSELVES are failures.

Lily on September 30, 2010 at 6:41 PM

After the car went in the ditch, Obama got in and flipped it over. Progress, at least it moved.

tarpon on September 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Obama showed up in a fancy tow-truck giving soaring speeches, charged the owner $787 Billion to tow the car, and then turned around and gave the money to his friends. Now he the owner no money left, and it turns out the tow trunk has no engine. It was just being pushed around by a bunch of reporters.

pedestrian on September 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Fail to the Chief.

ronsfi on September 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM

flyfisher on September 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Yup, I thought he was going to start selling prayer cloths in the bookstore…

d1carter on September 30, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Flipped it over? He’s scrapping it for parts!

ace tomato on September 30, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Well he has it stripped down to the component atoms of the original ball of gas that was our proto-solar system. How much more does he think he can squeeze out of it?

Lily on September 30, 2010 at 6:45 PM

that was pretty good—not his funniest work, but good nonetheless. I loved the check list and Obama’s little story about the car in the ditch has to be matched up with this video. Allahpundit should linky up a thread with this segment from Superman 1 along w/ it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCsHTNP2MaU

ted c on September 30, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Too bad most voters don’t actually think.
therightwinger on September 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM

John Kerry was (kind of) right when he said “Voters don’t pay attention and they only respond to slogans.” How ironic that he was actually talking about US when he should’ve been talking about Libs being mezmorized by slogans like “Hope and change” and “Yes we can!”

Tony737 on September 30, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Walk it off you pussies is going to be the saying on the day after election day.

ted c on September 30, 2010 at 6:46 PM

ted c on September 30, 2010 at 6:45 PM

good one…

cmsinaz on September 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM

ted c on September 30, 2010 at 6:46 PM

yes!

cmsinaz on September 30, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Reference to ‘The Shining’ is the visual highlight. Need that in a poster!

slickwillie2001 on September 30, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Oh great, now the Leader of the Free World is pretending he’s Bruce Springsteen -telling some crazy story during a concert- thinking he’s all cool – trying to get the crowd fired up. Mr. Obama, you really ARE NOT a rock star…please shut the hell up, sit down, and try to DO YOUR JOB! This is just embarrassing. Enough!

redwhiteblue on September 30, 2010 at 6:51 PM

In the balls!

LOL

Kafir on September 30, 2010 at 6:51 PM

did anyone catch the reference to Iowahawk’s most recent post, when Stewart pointed out that the slurpee was left on the top of the car?

viviliberoomuori on September 30, 2010 at 6:52 PM

You are influencing Jon Stewart Allah! Pretty soon he will be showing clips of humping robots!

terryannonline on September 30, 2010 at 6:52 PM

He really did the carslurpee speech (tm)again? Really?

Uber-Pathetisiscm.

That’s a new word.

Key West Reader on September 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Veni. Vidi. Combibonibus.

ronsfi on September 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

“The Carslurpee Speech”(tm)

Key West Reader on September 30, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Wait, what?! Stewart? Really?

/thump

ElectricPhase on September 30, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Jon Stewart is a racist.

DrStock on September 30, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Can’t believe Barry is still using the car metaphor considering his father’s vehicular history.

BHO Jonestown on September 30, 2010 at 6:55 PM

OT:gibbsy at his best

cmsinaz on September 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Jimmy Donn will have to look very hard to find Obama’s balls.

Meechele probably has them pressed in a scrapbook.

tru2tx on September 30, 2010 at 6:58 PM

“Obamimplosion Speech”

Given in a backyard of some “typical white person”.

Geeze, just 2 years ago he stood near the Brandenburg Gate and deliver the world from its sins. To deliver to the world his wonder.

/Yup. I’m thinking giving a speech in someone’s back yard with a microphone is akin to standing on top of a heap of wrecked cars with dogs humping in the background around a few dumpsters with some rats and a few of them thar mosquito candles.

Rock. Bottom.

Key West Reader on September 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Rock. Bottom.

Key West Reader on September 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM

heh

cmsinaz on September 30, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Sign of things to come. If you’ve lost Stewart, you’ve lost America.

Mojave Mark on September 30, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Can’t believe Barry is still using the car metaphor considering his father’s vehicular history.

BHO Jonestown on September 30, 2010 at 6:55 PM

In this clip, Obama is Superman. The car is the economy, Lois Lane represents his presidency…Jor-El is the American People and Superman’s attempt to turn back time represents Obama’s lame attempt at trying to recapture 2008.

ted c on September 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM

After watching that, all I can say is Jimmy Donn gets my vote.

DrAllecon on September 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM

This is more of Jon Stewart in Clown Nose Off posing as Clown Nose On mode. He is trying to help Obama with messaging by mocking the whole car metaphor Barry keeps blithering ad nauseam. Stewart is telling Obama and Biden that their latest messages aren’t playing well with the public and that they need to focus-group another approach. Barry admits that he pays attention to Stewart and his messages.

Christien on September 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM

And in ’12 Stewart and his band of merry misfits will be slobberingly defending Obama and demanding their “Hope & Change Pellet” be dropped so they can eat and feel full.

Stewart is a Comedian with a Liberal heart. Obama is just giving him alot of material to work with.

portlandon on September 30, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Or is it that Obama is giving so much material that Stewart can no longer ignore it?

bluemarlin on September 30, 2010 at 7:13 PM

I can just never hear that car metaphor enough.

carbon_footprint on September 30, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Most College Lecturers are disappointing outside of the classroom.

portlandon on September 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Especially in the bedroom. Or so I hear :D

SouthernGent on September 30, 2010 at 7:19 PM

The Republican “in the balls” ad at the end was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’m still laughing 5 minutes later.

gator70 on September 30, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Most College Lecturers are disappointing outside of the classroom.

portlandon on September 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM

That’s because they’ve never had real jobs.

Del Dolemonte on September 30, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Leno did a takeoff on the Bammie-backyard speech last night. Perhaps the blockade on Bamster comedy has been busted.

slickwillie2001 on September 30, 2010 at 7:32 PM

‘Because We Suuuuuuck!’

Perfect.

BigWyo on September 30, 2010 at 7:34 PM

tarpon,
then he burnt it

rob verdi on September 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM

This is amazing. Liberal TV is being used to shape public opinion and adversely define the Democrat Party. This is far more effective than any Pub attempt could be. This points to a massive meltdown of liberal momentum decades-long in the making.

paul1149 on September 30, 2010 at 7:57 PM

ted c on September 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM

LMAO that clip is just asking to be turned into a parody.

Superman Obama messed up and turned back time right back into the stone age.

F15Mech on September 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM

“We were down in the ditch, it was muddy, it was dusty…”

Which was it muddy or dusty?

Can’t get his own lame story right.

jbinnout on September 30, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Obama ain’t goin’ nowhere folks…..he’s the DOTUS for Life……..

PappyD61 on September 30, 2010 at 8:03 PM

LMAO that clip is just asking to be turned into a parody.

Obama messed up and turned back time right back into the stone age.

F15Mech on September 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM

I agree.

tips@hotair.com

ted c on September 30, 2010 at 8:07 PM

How is Billy Ayers joking with his pal, the crypto-Marist, anti-colonialist, future Chief Executive about subverting the Constitution so belatedly burbling out on little Jon’s show?

Stewart’s queasy id finally speaketh?

President “Sipping on a Slurpee” becomes transparently empty?

Obama: “Constitutional scholar” written in urine in the snow.

profitsbeard on September 30, 2010 at 8:12 PM

It’s Obama’s urine but it looks like Stewart’s hand writing.

countrybumpkin on September 30, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Schadenfreudelicious.

hillbillyjim on September 30, 2010 at 8:50 PM

70% alright. 70% disapproval bordering on civil contempt for the d-bag in chief

Western_Civ on September 30, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Funny! When you lose STewart, you lose liberals.

As you say, Allah, Stewart’s close to Phase 3: obsessively watching Beck.

PattyJ on September 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

LOL at The List!!

TN Mom on September 30, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Was that a black speed bag he punched? Raaaaaacc…….

Alden Pyle on September 30, 2010 at 11:01 PM

gator70 on September 30, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Me too.

Now that’s a guy I would crawl over broken glass to vote for!

I love it when Stewart skewers these guys. You can just sense the uncomfortable laughter from most of his audience.

NoDonkey on October 1, 2010 at 2:18 AM

How long is Obama going to use that car analogy? One might think he is practicing for a one man act, I’m sure he will be a big hit when his sorry ass is tossed in prison.

nwpammy on October 1, 2010 at 8:51 AM

If you’ve lost Stewart, you’ve lost the Moonbat Nation….

adamsmith on October 1, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Stewart may be the world’s last surviving funny Democrat.

And I give him full credit: unlike say Saturday Night Live, he puts the funny ahead of his politics. His bias may push him to try to make the best of his party’s mess, but when the targets are this fat and juicy … he picks the funny.

I like that.

More folks on both sides should be more comfortable taking shots at their own side when the shots are so easy and so damn entertaining.

Professor Blather on October 1, 2010 at 10:20 AM

In that speech in Madison, Obama sounded like some of the worst con artist televangelists just before they tell you God really wants to pour out a material blessing on your life, but in order to reap His blessing, God needs you to sow a $50/month seed into televangelist’s ministry. All for the Lord of course. The only difference is Obama isn’t satisfied with $50/month.

flyfisher on September 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM

I have yet to actually see or hear the karhslerpie speach ™, but I felt the same way. I was thinking, ‘Man he is a bad actor.’ The condescension just oozes out uncontrollably.

The American Spectator version was much funnier.

j_galt on October 1, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Okay, that’s my favorite Stewart clip. I’ll give him credit for slamming the Dems and making me laugh even if he’s a committed lefty.

Renwaa on October 1, 2010 at 10:36 AM

even if he’s a committed lefty.

Renwaa on October 1, 2010 at 10:36 AM

That’s what makes it sooooo funny, and kinda sad. His whole world is falling apart around him and he doesn’t know what to do. He sees the conservative side looking better but because he’s a lefty, he wants it not be and we get to watch the inner struggle on TV!

HotAirExpert on October 1, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Stewart calls Obama a “Manchurian Candidate” at 3:04 saying “subverted the constitution from inside the America government”.

I never thought I’d see the day.

Blinded for so long, but apparently the evidence is too great (this among other things) even for him.

scotash on October 1, 2010 at 2:47 PM