Obama Set for Two Terms, Says…

posted at 10:55 am on April 28, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

Well, I’m glad to see we can do away with all of the unpleasantness and infighting which typically accompanies a spirited presidential primary. Mittens, T-Paw, Huck, Sarah, Michele and the Donald can all save themselves a lot of time and money and just go home now. At least that’s the story according to Ralph Nader.

The stars are aligned for Barack Obama’s re-election in November 2012. He won’t join Jimmy Carter to be the second Democrat in 120 years to lose a second term.

Five things are playing in Obama’s favor.

First, the Republicans — driven by their most conservative members in Congress — will face a primary with many candidates who will advance harsh ideological positions. Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump and others might as well be on the Democratic National Committee payroll. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s reverse Robin Hood plan to cut more than $6 trillion in spending over a decade will provide the outrage, stoked by a sitting president possessed of verbal discipline.

The field of Republican weaklings is already getting smaller. This week, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour dropped out of the race for the presidency.

Nader goes on to posit a number or reasons why voters will flee the GOP in droves after their historic 2010 victories. Among these, he says, will be voter outrage over the Republicans’ “attacks on unions” along with a lack of exciting opponents and a failure to attract opposition from Big Business because Obama already sold out the little guy to them.

But, as Andrew Malcolm points out at the Top of the Ticket, that doesn’t mean that Mr. Nader will be one of the ones voting to keep Obama in office.

Always the wild card, Nader might predict a second term for Obama but that doesn’t mean he’ll be supporting him.

“I’d never vote for him,” Nader told Politico on Wednesday. “I will never vote for anybody who has a terrible record like that, who’s done what he’s done for Wall Street and turned his back on the people who need him.”

It’s not clear what prompts Nader to keep popping his head up every cycle, but his track record leaves something to be desired. This is also little more than a re-hash of the consumer advocate’s usual “pox on both their houses” diatribe. While it’s true that Americans still hold a decidedly dismal view of Congress and aren’t in much better mood about the President, I somehow doubt Nader is the magician they are looking to for electoral guidance. But hey… thanks for chiming in, Ralph!


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Does Nader still live with his Mommy without a drivers license?

jake-the-goose on April 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Among these, he says, will be voter outrage over the Republicans’ “attacks on unions”

We can already see how damaging that was in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election.

aunursa on April 28, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Does this mean finally we are going to have an election cycle with out Nader running in it? If that is the results of Ralph’s musings, thank you Barack Obama ;)

Dr Evil on April 28, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Ralph Who?

LOL

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM

The stars are aligned for Barack Obama’s re-election in November 2012.

You mean like, inflation, no jobs, high gas and crushing debt?

Those stars?

artist on April 28, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Run Ralphie Run!!!

slickwillie2001 on April 28, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Or maybe the stars in PA?

April 28, 2011 – Obama Approval At Lowest Level Ever In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating in Pennsylvania is a negative 42 – 53 percent, an all-time low and a major drop from his 51 – 44 percent approval February 17, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Pennsylvania voters say 52 – 42 percent he does not deserve a second term, his worst showing on that measure also.

artist on April 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Maybe he should re-investigate the Corvair..

PatriotRider on April 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Unfortunately, he’s probably right – and not for the reasons he posed.

OldEnglish on April 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Maybe a TSA agent touched his vagina.

A Balrog of Morgoth on April 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Jeez – this guy is so irrelevant, why even publish anything he possibly has to say?

UncleFodder on April 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Please run, Ralph. The lefties need you. You can speak up for all those victimized union members who aren’t being adequately protected by Obama, for all those peaceniks who abhor Obama’s military imperialism, and for all those unemployed black kids who’re not being hired for jobs by Obama’s corrupt Wall Street buddies.

Do it, Ralph. You know you want to. Do it for the children!

AZCoyote on April 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Does Nader still live with his Mommy without a drivers license?

jake-the-goose on April 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM

I think it’s maybe still his older sister’s sofa. So he can claim for his own aggrandizement (or whatever) how little he lives on. What a mooch.

inviolet on April 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Yawn.

You can really tell Ed’s on vacation.

fossten on April 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Go away.

becki51758 on April 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

There are so many crystal balls out these days… and they all have a different picture.

I think the point of this article was to say he was not going to be a 3rd party candidate.

That is an important message. It’s a shame, but hey now we know.

petunia on April 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Nader’s family had money and he has made enough on his own. He can pretend to be as frugal as he wants but he is a multimillionaire and wants for nothing.

Blake on April 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Yawn.

You can really tell Ed’s on vacation.

fossten on April 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Don’t listen, Jazz, you are great.

petunia on April 28, 2011 at 11:13 AM

You just shot your eye out, Ralphie!

capejasmine on April 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Among these, he says, will be voter outrage over the Republicans’ “attacks on unions”

I might give this slightly more weight – not enough to believe it would play out as such, but more weight – if Prosser had not won in WI (and he did, sorry crr6).

WI was ground zero (no 9/11reference intended) for “voter outrage” against “union busting” (even though that was not Walker’s intent or the consequence of the legislation), and yet, and yet, they still voted for the Republican. By a fairly reasonable margin.

So no, Ralph, don’t count on that helping to save Obama. I think Obama will be tougher to beat than some conservatives believe, but that issue doesn’t work in his favor like Ralph thinks it does.

Vyce on April 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM

In my family we live by this…..

If you can’t say anything nice, or constructive, don’t say anything at all. I agree. Jazz, you’re doing a great job, and thank you!

capejasmine on April 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM

We need a third party candidate on the left. We need an outlet for all those dissolusioned leftists who can’t stand Obama but would rather be thrown in a prison camp than vote for a Republican. I bet we won’t get one though. The Thugocracy will make sure of it.

Kataklysmic on April 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Unsafe at any speed?

Eat this Ralphy!

Corvette ZR1 goes 200mph!

Brian1972 on April 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Ralph Nader is nothing more than the subject of a potential question for a future edition of Trivial Pursuit.

As far as being relevent, he left that camp ages ago.

pilamaye on April 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I don’t think this guys batting average is too great on his predictions. Why he is being featured here I have no idea.

echosyst on April 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Well let’s see… I have been a registered democrat for the first 27 years of the 28 years I have been a registered voter.

Ralphie, if a former life long Democrat will vote for a disease infested camel over Obama your delusions don’t even hold up in your own mind. Nader, seek the help of a mantal health professional help before you hurt youself

Niteowl45 on April 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Oh, now I know. Jazz Shaw. HA takes another step down.

echosyst on April 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

As far as being relevent, he left that camp ages ago.

pilamaye on April 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM

But he still refuses to leave the closet…

Blake on April 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Five things are playing in Obama’s favor.

.
1) ABC
2) NBC
3) CNN
4) CBS
5) MSNBC

mrt721 on April 28, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Brian1972 on April 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Took its time getting there.

:: zooom, beep, beep! ::

OldEnglish on April 28, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Ralphie, if a former life long Democrat will vote for a disease infested camel over Obama your delusions don’t even hold up in your own mind.

Niteowl45 on April 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Niteowl, I have seen you make similar comments in the past (which make me very happy, btw) and am wondering how many of your Democrat acquaintances feel the same way you do?

Kataklysmic on April 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Jeez – this guy is so irrelevant, why even publish anything he possibly has to say?

UncleFodder on April 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM

If only that were true, the guy is a one man wrecking crew, there are few people as destructive as he is when it comes to regulations and restrictions.

fourdeucer on April 28, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Run, Ralph. Run.

You helped us so much in 2000. You are needed again.

MadisonConservative on April 28, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Ralph Nader? Is he still alive?

RebeccaH on April 28, 2011 at 11:36 AM

It’s the economy, stupid! And the Ben Bernank’s Fed will do all it can to ensure the Obanksta admin. another term.

Bailing Out Obama: The Federal Reserve’s New Mandate

Rae on April 28, 2011 at 11:40 AM

“I’d never vote for him,” Nader told Politico on Wednesday. “I will never vote for anybody who has a terrible record like that, who’s done what he’s done for Wall Street and turned his back on the people who need him.”

So Nader thinks the rest of the American public are idiots and will therefore vote for Barry?

Explains why Ralphie was never elected.

GarandFan on April 28, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Took its time getting there.

:: zooom, beep, beep! ::

OldEnglish on April 28, 2011 at 11:28 AM

It did do this too, after all:

ZR1 Nurburgring Official 7:26.4 Record Corvette Run

Brian1972 on April 28, 2011 at 11:46 AM

He is dead wrong about the unions. People are sick of Unions usurping the policy decisions of elected officials and sucking dry the taxpayers treasure. I am a union member, and I am SICK and TIRED of the union bosses calling me every election and telling me how to vote. I am sick of the union propaganda, thuggery and bad faith. While I believe that unions are absolutely necessary, many have over reached, and the leaderships are as crooked and politically motivated as any organized crime unit could ever be. Its all about controlling people and money. Its no so much the trade unions as it is the UAW, and the public sector unions. IM a taxpayer first, conservative second, and union loyalist a distant third.

CriticalUpdate on April 28, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Brian1972 on April 28, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Thanks for the link – great vid!

OldEnglish on April 28, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Nader goes on to posit a number or reasons why voters will flee the GOP in droves after their historic 2010 victories. Among these, he says, will be voter outrage over the Republicans’ “attacks on unions”

He’s like the amazing Kreskin.

PS – see Wisconsin judicial election, 2011

Vashta.Nerada on April 28, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Hey, he’s got the “Let’s Cloward – Piven the country” vote all sew up.

Colbyjack on April 28, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Ralphie’s right, but he hasn’t picked up the main reason Osama Obama will get four more years: Thanks to such shining lights as Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Bill O’Reilly and others, it seems that only the mildest of indirect, polite and inconsequential criticism of the Traitor-in-Chief can be uttered. “Optics,” you know….

Dare to call the Mohammedan Mouthpiece what he is — an America-hating liar with no record of any achievement, an economy-killing proto-communist who pals around with traitors and terrorists, who sucks up to foreign regimes bent on harming the nation, who doles out free passes and money to his tight buds while the rest of us head for bankruptcy — and the blizzard of “but, in fairness…” starts.

Any other president would have faced impeachment for many of the actions Obama has taken. Not this one, though. He gets special treatment….

So if we’re all saddled with another Obama term, you know who to thank: the “pundits,” political junkies and voters so terrified of saying anything bad about the “Historic First” in the White House that all they can do is poke gentle fun at him and criticize his vacation habits.

MrScribbler on April 28, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Jeez – this guy is so irrelevant, why even publish anything he possibly has to say?

UncleFodder on April 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM

If only that were true, the guy is a one man wrecking crew, there are few people as destructive as he is when it comes to regulations and restrictions.

fourdeucer on April 28, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Are you two talking about Obama or the other Socialist-Progressive?

Chip on April 28, 2011 at 12:12 PM

The stars are aligned for Barack Obama’s re-election in November 2012.

You mean like, inflation, no jobs, high gas and crushing debt?

Those stars?

artist on April 28, 2011 at 11:02 AM

And that’s just for starters:

Inflation, no jobs and crushing debt, courtesy of the lack of leadership on the on the part of Obama on the ever expanding role and cost of government.

High gas courtesy of the lack of leadership on the on the part of Obama on drilling for oil and expanding the country’s energy supply.

But wait! There’s more!

Our diminished stature in the world courtesy of the lack of leadership on the on the part of Obama in foreign policy.

Possible terrorist attacks courtesy of the lack of leadership on the on the part of Obama in foreign policy.

Chip on April 28, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Jazz, I saw this last night and hoped for a link today so we could comment. Thanks for providing.

However, not a whole lot to say, myself. Nader is just so short-sighted. If these were the only issues, Obama might be able to frame these arguments to become the new lesser-of-two-evils and get re-elected.

However, Rush is right that this guy has to continue governing while he campaigns, and he has shown ZERO ability to govern in the best interest of the country. Polls show that Americans still like him, which is more a statement about them than him, but they’ve given up on him actually doing anything right. We’re waiting for 2012 to end the Socialist Experiment.

Nader’s point about unions is totally laughable. The Demo governors he cites are all in solidly blue states! The Repub governors all have 15 months to show that the unions were hampering states from balancing the budgets, which will become even more difficult between now and Nov 2012. The governors were acting in their states’ best interests! Then along came MA and blew Nader’s union argument out of the water.

ALL states are going to have to deal with unions very shortly. The WI legislative victory was pivotal, and states and local governments across the nation are venturing into hallowed ground in pursuit of balanced budgets.

Common folks get it better than politicians do.

rwenger43 on April 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM

The field of Republican weaklings is already getting smaller. This week, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour dropped out of the race for the presidency.

Umm, don’t you have to, like, actually be in the race before you can drop out of it? And coming from a zero term nutbag no less…

Big John on April 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Ralph and Ramsey Clark are headed out on a world tour to promote their vision, but before they go they need to get a sponsor. At this point the only party interested is Madame Tussaud.

Mr. D on April 28, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Some call him the Space Cowboy…

mojo on April 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Are you two talking about Obama or the other Socialist-Progressive?

Chip on April 28, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Chip, apologies for the late response, it could really be either one but I was reffering to the leftwing, green weenie, progressive, socialistic progressive.

fourdeucer on April 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Oh boy do I hate reading a thread where some on our side concede to a weak President, wounded by his own “soaring rhetoric” and media myth building at that.

Obama is going to collapse under the weight of his failure and the misery the American people are suffering, just like Jimmy Carter.

“Drill baby, drill!” vs. “Under my plan, energy prices will necessarily skyrocket“. The winner here is clear. The Right needs to only get on board and take it to him full throttle. Make Obama own the rising fuel and food costs. Thats where victory lays.

Sharr on April 28, 2011 at 2:35 PM

America runs top to bottom on abundant cheap energy.

Obama’s energy policies starving us of energy will doom any chance Obama had at reelection.

RJL on April 28, 2011 at 2:58 PM

So, too many Republicans running for President will cause Obama to win. And the proof is that one more potential Republican candidate dropped out.

Great analysis.

tom on April 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Run, Ralph, run.

Don’t count on voter outrage over the Republicans’ “attacks on unions,” though. The only outrage I’ve seen has come mostly from union stooges and public employees afraid that the gravy train might be derailing. The general public doesn’t seem to be all that outraged. And, btw, it’s not just Republicans. Are you paying attention to what’s going on in New York and what just happened in Massachusetts? Even Democrats are finally facing up to the inevitable (except in California).

SukieTawdry on April 28, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Niteowl, I have seen you make similar comments in the past (which make me very happy, btw) and am wondering how many of your Democrat acquaintances feel the same way you do?

Kataklysmic on April 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Kataklsmic, I am in the bluest of blue states in New England where everyone is democratic for lack of choice for decades. I know of only one person of my`friends, family member or coworker that voted for Obama last election-none will this election either. However, between the mass amounts of on the dole for generations moochers, union members and corrupt politicians who people get favors from, they outnumber the sane people of all parties combined that decide to vote in this state. To much apathy and corrpution for decades locally and it will remain so right up to and past the point the state goes down the toilet soon. We are the California of the east coast. I don’t hold out much hope for the state itself but alot of the other states are not held hostage for generations by unions, corrupt Democrats and ignorant uninformed voters.

Nationally? Who knows? I wouldn’t count on him winning re-election as a given in this state. things are really bad here and getting worse everyday and people know why. They aren’t falling for the MSM nonsense or the bullcrap. Amazing what an eye opener it is when people have to choose between paying for the heat or going grocery shopping. That’s what it is taking for them to start finding out what is going on

Niteowl45 on April 28, 2011 at 3:39 PM

correction. no immediate family voted for him. I do have some cousins in other states that did vote for him. Boy are they regretting it now though

Niteowl45 on April 28, 2011 at 3:55 PM