Kaus Giving Up the Ghost on Obama?

posted at 4:40 pm on April 30, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

This is just one of those oddball, weekend blips on the radar, but when it crossed my Twitter feed it caught my attention for a moment.
Kaus Giving Up on Obama?

Slow news day=crazy thoughts: What if O doesn’t run? Says he’s done what came to do. New Dem cand. untaintd by job #s. O can run again later

Yes, it was a day when many of us on both sides of the aisle were looking for a fork to jab into our eyes after eleven straight hours of British nuptials on every news channel. Your mind can play tricks on you by that point. But was this one of those in vino veritas moments?

We’ve seen plenty of discontent on the left over the President’s failure to deliver on the progressive promises of the ’08 campaign, but that doesn’t mean they want to see a Republican elected. Are the realities of a sluggish economy, struggling job creation and debt (which, as even the greenest political observer knows, is generally blamed on the current White House occupant) getting the herd restless and worried that an unhappy electorate will show Obama the door?

Discuss.


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Running for office is the only thing Obama really knows how to do. It’s the only thing he’s ever been successful at.

Steven Den Beste on April 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

His presidency will drag down his party’s chances regardless of who runs, just like Bush’s did. Maybe moreso.

Caiwyn on April 30, 2011 at 4:44 PM

silly

rob verdi on April 30, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Slow news day=crazy thoughts: What if O doesn’t run? Says he’s done what came to do. New Dem cand. untaintd by job #s. O can run again later

Kind of like a man on death row sweating out the ticks of time. Insanity setting in slowly.

Southernblogger on April 30, 2011 at 4:45 PM

There are baseball games to watch.

artist on April 30, 2011 at 4:48 PM

First, what would this “untainted” new dem candidate do — reject all of Obama’s policies? If they’re democrats, they’re all tainted. The country is where it is because of democrat policies.

Second, has Mickey Kaus met Obama’s ego? He’s a big fella, insatiable appetite for aggrandizement, and an uncanny inability to see what’s right in front of him. Barry might throw Crazy Uncle Joe under the bus, but Barry won’t be throwing Barry under the bus.

Rational Thought on April 30, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Very slow news day. Kaus is a smart and decent guy but he needs to scrub his grout.

rrpjr on April 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM

George Soros would never allow it.

JimK on April 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Steven Den Beste on April 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

this

cmsinaz on April 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM

We’ve seen plenty of discontent on the left over the President’s failure to deliver on the progressive promises of the ’08 campaign,

I often hear this complaint and my reply is, just WTF are they unhappy with?

In 2 years Obama has given them

– nationalized health care
– nationalized student loans
– ban on oil drilling
– nationalized auto industry
– quasi nationalized banking system
– a ban of light bulbs that aren’t “green”
– $60B for trains
– untold hundreds of billions sent to unions in the form
of aid to states and green initiatives that just ended
up going straight to SEIU/NEA
– highest % of people on govt assistance EVER

I mean for crying out loud, liberals, if you’re not happy with this, you will never be happy with anyone. Libs are dating a Sports Illustrated model and complaining that she’s not as hot in 2011 as she was in 2008 because she’s put on 2 lbs. Give me a freaking break.

angryed on April 30, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Comrade Barry just needs a new, exciting VP….maybe Nancy Pelosi?

joe btfsplk on April 30, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Hillary has been a good a patient Marxist, waiting in the wings to be the new queen of Hope & Change.

A fresh, new, bold face of the progressive left to lead the country out of darkness and into the light of new dawn….

Obama was phase one…Hillary will be full speed ahead!

Sh!t…. that sounds awesome!

katy on April 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

When you have never had a real job, being president is all he knows how to do. Poor Barry, its all or nothing. Spreading racial hatred and class jealiousy is the only gig he has ever known. Besides, where will all his wacko liberal administration go? They would have to go back to brainwashing students in the classrooms because they have never had a real job either.

volsense on April 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

If he runs for Pres, at least he can get out the house and go play golf.

faraway on April 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM

angryed on April 30, 2011 at 5:07 PM

well said

cmsinaz on April 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Obama will be a very dangerous man once he’s no longer President.

faraway on April 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I don’t know how it will play out, but I don’t think he will be their nominee.

flyfisher on April 30, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Guffaw.

ladyingray on April 30, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Closed GITMO- – check. (oops!)

Got Unemployment below 8%- check. (oops!)

Brought Khalid Shiek Mohammad to a civilian trial in NYC- check. (oops!)

Ended the war in Iraq- check. (oops!)

Green Energy replaced our dependency on oil- check (oops!)

Economy roaring back to life thanks to stimulus bills- check (oops!)

Barack Oops! Obama 2012

profitsbeard on April 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM

What if Obama doesn’t run?

Ya mean the DNC would show the same amount of loyalty that Barry does? That if the economy is in the tank in 2012, they’ll open with a primary? What would Hillary! say?

On the bright side Barry can always run on his record! Hahahahaha! On second thought, maybe he should run on “We haven’t finished yet!” Or better yet “Still correcting Bush’s mistakes, nothing accomplished yet!”

GarandFan on April 30, 2011 at 5:18 PM

What politcian, much less a democrat, is untainted?

DAT60A3 on April 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Economy roaring back to life thanks to stimulus bills- check (oops!)

Got Unemployment below 8%- check. (oops!)
profitsbeard on April 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Libs don’t care about this stuff. They’d rather have 20% unemploymnet than full employment. 4% unemployment means millions of people in cars polluting the world as they go back and forth to work. 20% unemployment means less cars on the road, less energy used, cleaner air!!

And 20% unemployment means tens of millions of citizens dependent on a govt check in order to live.

The fact that we’re not at 20% is what really upsets them.

angryed on April 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM

George Soros would never allow it.
JimK on April 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM

There’s a really good movie in that statement.

Mr_Magoo on April 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Hey, thanks to all the guest bloggers for all the great articles this past week while Ed was on vacation!

KendraWilder on April 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Who do they have post-Barry, post-Billary? Are they running out of candidates?

Mr_Magoo on April 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

….that an unhappy electorate will show Obama the door?

They’ll not only show him the door, they’ll be rioting in the streets by then.

BacaDog on April 30, 2011 at 5:25 PM

he hasnt given up completely. he mentions obama could run again. his numbers would still follow him in any election afterwards if he doesnt run. but how sweet it would be if he didnt run!

chasdal on April 30, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Mychal Massie thinks he’s going to crack..

When will Obama crack in public?
Posted: April 19, 2011
by Mychal Massie

At a time when many Americans can barely afford Burger King and a movie, Obama boasts of spending a billion dollars on his re-election campaign. Questioned at a recent appearance about the spiraling fuel costs, Obama said, “Get used to it” – and with an insouciant grin and chortle, he told another person at the event, who complained about the effect high fuel prices were having on his family, to “get a more fuel-efficient car.”

The Obamas behave as if they were sharecroppers living in a trailer and hit the Powerball, but instead of getting new tires for their trailer and a new pickup truck, they moved to Washington . And instead of making possum pie, with goats and chickens in the front yard, they’re spending and living large at taxpayer expense – opulent vacations, gala balls, resplendent dinners and exclusive command performances at the White House, grand date nights, golf, basketball, more golf, exclusive resorts and still more golf.

Expensive, ill-fitting and ill-chosen wigs and fashions hardly befit the first lady of the United States . The Obamas have behaved in every way but presidential – which is why it’s so offensive when we hear Obama say, in order “to restore fiscal responsibility, we all need to share in the sacrifice – but we don’t have to sacrifice the America we believe in.”

The American people have been sacrificing; it is he and his family who are behaving as if they’ve never had two nickels to rub together – and now, having hit the mother lode, they’re going to spend away their feelings of inadequacy at the taxpayers’ expense.

Obama continues to exhibit behavior that, at best, can be described as mobocratic and, at worst, reveals a deeply damaged individual. In a February 2010 column, I asked, “Is Obama unraveling?” I wrote that it was beginning to appear the growing mistrust of him and contempt for his policies was beginning to have a destabilizing effect on him.

At that time, I wrote that not having things go one’s way can be a bitter pill, but reasonable people don’t behave as he was behaving. He had insulted Republicans at their luncheon, where he had been an invited guest. I had speculated that was, in part, what had led him to falsely accuse Supreme Court justices before Congress, the nation and the world, during the 2010 State of the Union address.

It appeared, at that time, as if he were “fraying around the emotional edges.” That behavior has not abated – it has become more pronounced. While addressing the nation, after being forced to explain the validity of his unilateral aggression with Libya , America witnessed a petulant individual scowling and scolding the public for daring to insist he explain his actions.

But during an afternoon speech to address the budget/debt, he took his scornful, unstable despotic behavior to depths that should give the nation cause for concern. Displaying a dark psychopathy more representative of an episode of “The Tudors” television series, he invited Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to sit in the front row during his speech and then proceeded to berate both Ryan and Ryan’s budget-cutting plan. Even liberal Democrats were put off by the act. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough questioned the sanity of Obama’s actions.

Today, criticism is coming from all sides. A senior Democrat lawmaker said, “I have been very disappointed in [Obama], to the point where I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him. It’s so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?” (“Democrats’ Disgust with Obama,” The Daily Beast, April 15, 2011)

Steve McCann wrote: Obama’s speech “was chock full of lies, deceit and crass fear-mongering. It must be said that [he] is the most dishonest, deceitful and mendacious person in a position of power I have ever witnessed” (“The Mendacity of Barack Obama,” AmericanThinker.com, April 15, 2011).

McCann continued: “[His] performance was the culmination of four years of outright lies and narcissism that have been largely ignored by the media, including some in the conservative press and political class who are loath to call [him] what he is in the bluntest of terms: a liar and a fraud. That he relies on his skin color to intimidate, either outright or by insinuation [against] those who oppose his radical agenda only add to his audacity. It is apparent that he has gotten away with his character flaws his entire life, aided and abetted by sycophants around him. …”

With these being among the kinder rebukes being directed at Obama, and with people becoming less intimidated by his willingness to use race as a bludgeon, with falling poll numbers in every meaningful category and an increasingly aggressive tea-party opposition – how much longer before he cracks completely?

The coming months of political life are not going to be pleasant for Obama. Possessed by a self-perceived palatine mindset, that in his mind places him above criticism, how long before he cracks in public? Can America risk a man with a documented track record of lying and misrepresenting truth as a basic way of life, who is becoming increasingly more contumelious?

katy on April 30, 2011 at 5:27 PM

The fact that we’re not at 20% is what really upsets them.

angryed on April 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Agreed.

They’ll forgive Barry everything as long as he remain mocha-colored, mocks his evil, fat cat opponents, and promise more undeliverable miracles.

He’s a dream, not a reality.

Regular laws don’t apply in a Fugue State.

profitsbeard on April 30, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Says he’s done what came to do.

Well damn me for a senile nit-wit, I must have missed the headline that announced the United States is now a third world cess-pit.

Turn this country into a third world cess-pit WAS want he came to do, was it not?

oldleprechaun on April 30, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Who do they have post-Barry, post-Billary? Are they running out of candidates?
Mr_Magoo on April 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Why doesn’t Soros run…I hear he was born in Hawaii.

VBMax on April 30, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Who do they have post-Barry, post-Billary? Are they running out of candidates?

Mr_Magoo on April 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Seriously! anyone….anyone??? Weiner?

4Freedom on April 30, 2011 at 5:31 PM

George Soros would never allow it.

JimK on April 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Hmmmmmmm, I disagree. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you must but I think this is part of the GS plan. Get a “moron” in to set up the plan, put the people necessary in place (czars/czarinas/etc), change the rules/don’t follow the rules/break the rules (SCOTUS) and dare someone to challenge this and then…..WHAM! put the true “leader” in place. GS could care less about odumba$$ or the rest of this administration. GS is in it for GS and no one/nothing else. His goal is the total take-over/destruction of the USA and he will stop at NOTHING to achieve that goal. Remember, watch the other hand…just sayin…

sicoit on April 30, 2011 at 5:31 PM

– a ban of light bulbs that aren’t “green”
angryed on April 30, 2011 at 5:07 PM

All the above is true except this is the one thing he really can blame Bush for. That and ethanol….

Buy Danish on April 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Change the scenario… O skips 4 years. The purpose is to allow a Republican to take the hit on all the BS that the Dems set in motion during Barry’s first term.
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If they can damage the country enough now it will have to get worse before it gets better… Then while it is reaching for new lows in 2015… Superman the Messiah reappears. Weak I know conspiracy theory I know, but with this gang of thieves… Think of it as a confidence game; The Chicago Man’s Flim-Flam.
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On the otherhand… now that the country’s flat broke… What’s in it for Barry if he stays?
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RalphyBoy on April 30, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Obama will be a very dangerous man once he’s no longer President.

faraway on April 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I think you are right about that. Look at the damage Jimmy Carter has done. Obama will be much worse.

Mirimichi on April 30, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Alternate headline: “Kaus Outs Himself As A Racist”.

powerpro on April 30, 2011 at 5:41 PM

O can run again later

Never heard or thought of that one before. *shudders* I guess it would depend on the quality of wine whether one should take the Kausman seriously. He’s either crazy-out-of-his-mind or a GENIUS.

Either way, I don’t like it. I want Obama to be finished in electoral politics by Jan 2013.

conservative pilgrim on April 30, 2011 at 5:49 PM

O can run again later???!!!!???!!!

OMG, I never thought of that. I’d rather he get his destruction over with in 8 years running, than have to face it all again years later.

Alana on April 30, 2011 at 5:51 PM

They’ll forgive Barry everything as long as he remain mocha-colored, mocks his evil, fat cat opponents, and promise more undeliverable miracles.

The irony is that, while he paints his political opponents as being “fat cats,” he is in bed with the fat cats of Wall St. and elsewhere. Who are these wealthy people in San Francisco who keep bankrolling him? How much of his monetary policy has enriched Goldman-Sachs? How much effrontery can we abide when G.E.’s Jeff Immelt is advising him on job creation and “green energy”? Fat cat union leaders have his primary attention and favors.

Somebody needs to confront ObaMao about his fascistic ways and throw that “fat cat” charge back at him.

He demonizes Big Oil and Big Pharma; yet he schmoozes with Google and Facebook executives who boast a much larger profit margin.

Will someone point out this jerk’s hypocrisy?

(That’s a great essay, katy. Where did it appear? I would like to pass it along to some people who need to snap out of dreamland.)

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Yeah, that’s why he set out to raise $1 billion war chest. Chances of Øbama not running again: Zero to none.

This little punk is far too much the egomaniac not to run again. His second term is his stepping stone to king of the world at the UN or something.

petefrt on April 30, 2011 at 5:55 PM

“McCann continued: “[His] performance was the culmination of four years of outright lies and narcissism that have been largely ignored by the media, including some in the conservative press and political class who are loath to call [him] what he is in the bluntest of terms: a liar and a fraud. That he relies on his skin color to intimidate, either outright or by insinuation [against] those who oppose his radical agenda only add to his audacity. It is apparent that he has gotten away with his character flaws his entire life, aided and abetted by sycophants around him. …” – katy on April 30, 2011 at 5:27 PM

I just had to post that again…

… If that doesn’t say “Hammer, meet Nail!”, I don’t know what does!

Seven Percent Solution on April 30, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Running for office is the only thing Obama really knows how to do. It’s the only thing he’s ever been successful at.

Steven Den Beste on April 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Didn’t he win a couple of early elections simply by having the other candidates thrown off the ballot? Yeah, that’s experience all right.

Del Dolemonte on April 30, 2011 at 6:01 PM

I think there’s a good chance that Evan Bayh will primary him.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM

The coming months of political life are not going to be pleasant for Obama. Possessed by a self-perceived palatine mindset, that in his mind places him above criticism, how long before he cracks in public? Can America risk a man with a documented track record of lying and misrepresenting truth as a basic way of life, who is becoming increasingly more contumelious?

He’s NPD. He will run.

The media made him and they will suffer the consequences of him. They will destroy themselves over him.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Like Mickey Kaus, I am a Democrat. I am longing to vote for anyone BUT Obama — especially during the primary. It may be wishful thinking on Kaus’ part, but I understand the need to hope for a little change at this point.

Mutnodjmet on April 30, 2011 at 6:10 PM

George Soros would never allow it.

JimK on April 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Until he decides that little Bammie cannot win, then he goes under the bus in an SS minute. Uncle George’s ‘open society’ ratcrap is his first priority, nothing else matters.

slickwillie2001 on April 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Like Mickey Kaus, I am a Democrat. I am longing to vote for anyone BUT Obama — especially during the primary. It may be wishful thinking on Kaus’ part, but I understand the need to hope for a little change at this point.

Mutnodjmet on April 30, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Why?

How has Obama disappointed you?

Not closing Gitmo?

No NYC trial for KSM?

profitsbeard on April 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Steven Den Beste on April 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

You beat me to it. What else is he going to do? Get a ghostwriter to pen another tome?

PattyJ on April 30, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Obama will be a very dangerous man once he’s no longer President.

faraway on April 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I think you are right about that. Look at the damage Jimmy Carter has done. Obama will be much worse.

Mirimichi on April 30, 2011 at 5:39 PM

I think damage is an overstatement.
Carter has been an embarrassment, and Obama is much worse.

Slowburn on April 30, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Yeah, that’s why he set out to raise $1 billion war chest. Chances of Øbama not running again: Zero to none.

petefrt: That war chest goal of O’s is just one indicator of how cavalier he is with other people’s money and how he has no clue about his fiscal responsibility to this nation.

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2011 at 6:41 PM

OK, I was railing about “birth right” and idiotic celebunonsense, too…but upon further reflection: Dang! The new princess is a seriously beautiful gal.

Jaibones on April 30, 2011 at 6:49 PM

A primary challenge can’t happen. The race issue and the willingness of the Obama crowd to use it in whatever twisted way they can no matter how dangerous puts him safely above the fray.

A serious challenge would provoke a 1967-68 riotous replay. For that matter, should he beaten in the general election it had better be by a large margin or we’ll see the same thing. This time the rioters would have absolutely no patina of moral high ground or sympathy under the circumstances. This would result in an even harsher reception and response than that of the late 60s that would make it even more dangerous and socially destabilizing.

See Igor Panarin.

Mason on April 30, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Can a media that has been discredited deliver the 15-20 points for the democrats they have delivered for the last 30 years. Has America woken up or will the demonization of the eventual Republican candidate work yet again.

Grunt on April 30, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Running for office is the only thing Obama really knows how to do. It’s the only thing he’s ever been successful at.
Steven Den Beste on April 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Much as I love long Den Beste treatises, even shorter Den Beste is spot on. Moreover, Kaus’ statement presumes two things:
1. Voters will be able to separate a new candidate from the left and the policies of his predecessor which brought said unemployment; and
2. Voters will somehow forget the correlation in 4-8-12 years of malaise and Obama. Sort of like suggesting that Jimmy Carter could’ve been a viable candidate in 1984 (we saw what happened to his veep) or 1988.

thirtypundit on April 30, 2011 at 7:05 PM

He can’t run again in the future and expect to win. Right now, he is damaged goods, but he is our damaged goods. In the future, he’ll just be that guy who is damaged goods.

Plenty of people will fall for the BOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!! blame again and be willing to give him a second chance to finish what he started if he runs now. It won’t work in the future.

Besides, he needs the extra time in office to find a new ghostwriter for his 3rd memoir about how great socialism is.

stvnscott on April 30, 2011 at 7:28 PM

I recall one of the many reasons the left ran Obama was expressly because he had no track record to pin to him. Most people don’t what what they are selling; if they did, then the left wouldn’t have to spend so much time finding people who weren’t “tainted” by selling it.

Voyager on April 30, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Don’t tease me.

jawkneemusic on April 30, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Except he’s already announced his reelection campaign.

To bail now would look… small.

JohnGalt23 on April 30, 2011 at 8:02 PM

I think there’s a good chance that Evan Bayh will primary him.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Agreed.

Right now 0bama is in rough shape, by primary season his numbers will indicate a ham sandwich will beat him, and his coattails will drag every other democrat down with him.

Remember when the left crowed that the GOP would become a regional party with no national influence? That’s exactly what 0bama is set to do with the democrat party. And it won’t be any mystery with the democrat party leadership – they can read polls too. Heck, there was just a story up that even Soros is bailing on him.

When the numbers get really really bad: and they will, they’ll be desperate for someone who can stave off disaster, even if they lose at least they won’t drag the whole party down.

They’ll need a “moderate outsider”, they’ll need Evan Bayh.

Rebar on April 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

When the numbers get really really bad: and they will, they’ll be desperate for someone who can stave off disaster, even if they lose at least they won’t drag the whole party down.

They’ll need a “moderate outsider”, they’ll need Evan Bayh.

Rebar on April 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I just can’t see the entire DNC going down for this idjit.

Think outside the box: He’s announcing a $1B campaign and mobilization of forces to intimidate the DNC and his own base.

It’s not going to work. The Obama Experiment is officially over and we need to re-unite as a Nation without this Marxist Klown.

It’ll happen. It needs to. And the DNC knows it needs to happen.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Jimmy Carter can run again later…

I heard that from the Dems back in the ’80s.

Neither of those guys can pull a Grover Cleveland.

ajacksonian on April 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM

It’s not going to work. The Obama Experiment is officially over and we need to re-unite as a Nation without this Marxist Klown.

It’ll happen. It needs to. And the DNC knows it needs to happen.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

You are absolutely right. It’s not going to happen, though. If the DNC dumps him, they lose the black vote. Maybe permanently. They made a deal with the devil and they’ve lost their souls.

trigon on April 30, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Hmmmmmmm, I disagree. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you must but I think this is part of the GS plan. Get a “moron” in to set up the plan, put the people necessary in place (czars/czarinas/etc), change the rules/don’t follow the rules/break the rules (SCOTUS) and dare someone to challenge this and then…..WHAM! put the true “leader” in place. GS could care less about odumba$$ or the rest of this administration. GS is in it for GS and no one/nothing else. His goal is the total take-over/destruction of the USA and he will stop at NOTHING to achieve that goal. Remember, watch the other hand…just sayin…

sicoit on April 30, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Spot On. The exoskeleton government has been placed over our legal government and is operating at will with no checks and balances and no one but Glenn Beck calling Obama/Soros out.

Very frightening.

karenhasfreedom on April 30, 2011 at 8:37 PM

This could be reality setting in.

To me, Obama’s biggest problem is he’s so polarizing. Instead of being presidential and trying to unite the country he makes speeches guaranteed to fortify the Republicans and turn off the independents leaving only his base.

Realistically, what he should be doing is trying the give the Republicans some credit but try to appear cautious about just blindly accepting their facts, thereby leaving doubt in the minds of people. Whoever is advising him, in the White House, doesn’t have a clue, but with this administration , that’s nothing new.

Obama is such an ideologue I doubt he’ll figure out how to do this before 2012 so there’s an excellent chance we’ll have a Republican President next year.

bflat879 on April 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Comrade Barry just needs a new, exciting VP….maybe Nancy Pelosi?

joe btfsplk on April 30, 2011 at 5:07 PM

*cough* *sputter* *spit* *cough* *CHOKE*

And I wasn’t drinking anything when I read your comment!

ROFL!!

capejasmine on April 30, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Running for office is the only thing Obama really knows how to do. It’s the only thing he’s ever been successful at.

Steven Den Beste on April 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I agree,which is why I believe that, not only will he run for re-election, I could totally see him run for Senate after he leaves the White House.

holygoat on April 30, 2011 at 10:59 PM

We’ve seen plenty of discontent on the left over the President’s failure to deliver on the progressive promises of the ’08 campaign, but that doesn’t mean they want to see a Republican elected.

Remove ten points from your score and sit.

Rovin on April 30, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Sluggish economy struggling job creation, say what!? Take off dem rose colored glasses, its worst than that.

steveracer on May 1, 2011 at 12:27 AM

katy on April 30, 2011 at 5:27 PM

For two years I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day The Jugeared Nitwit has a complete mental meltdown at the podium during a press conference. The next best thing would be for him to be found curled up in the fetal position sucking his thumb.

single stack on May 1, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Says he’s done what came to do … O can run again later

10,000 comedians out of work, and Kaus is trying to be one.

2ipa on May 1, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Perhaps he’ll resurrect the old argument that “you don’t change horses in mid-stream.” But when the horse you’re on is foundering and being washed away, you may have no choice.

@profitsbeard , you left out “shovel ready jobs” Not an oops! just a lie. He didn’t even bother to claim he was mistaken.

Oh, and transparency! Another lie.

flataffect on May 1, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Of course, Presidents who only serve a single term – or one full term of their own and less than two years of another’s term (as a VP who assumes office) are eligible for another term as long as they live. Only Grover Cleveland pulled it off, though.

As dangerous as Obama might be as an ex-President, the damage he could do doesn’t amount to a substantial fraction of the damage he does as President.

But there won’t be a serious primary challenge unless his approval among Democrats and Democratic core groups, including blacks, deteriorates seriously. And even that might not be enough – a disheartened or angry black electorate and alienated Hispanic voters would doom any Democrat in the general – and doom much of the down-ticket as well. Lower elected Democrats, from Senators to County Commissioners, will fare far better with a united national party even if the top race is lost, and they all know it.

Adjoran on May 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

For two years I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day The Jugeared Nitwit has a complete mental meltdown at the podium during a press conference. The next best thing would be for him to be found curled up in the fetal position sucking his thumb.

single stack on May 1, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Only problem is he rarely does anything that isn’t controlled, just so he won’t say anything stupid. But we can always hope.

tbear44 on May 1, 2011 at 5:43 AM

Oh, and transparency! Another lie.

flataffect on May 1, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Not exactly a lie: they just confuse ‘obvious’ with ‘transparent’.

PersonFromPorlock on May 1, 2011 at 7:59 AM

Obama didn’t act alone these last two years. What makes the dems think they aren’t going to be held responsible? I’m sick of this “take my money and give it to the banks after D.C. siphons off millions for themselves” stuff.

Herb on May 1, 2011 at 9:52 AM

The progressive movement’s wave crested, they have been swept out to sea. This is sad because this person thinks that if they just had a different progressive candidate they could DUPE the American electorate again – this after both Gore and Kerry were rejected….this tweet is a superficial lament.

Corporate Media last election cycle, did all they could to spin for the progressives, they lost by a landslide across this country. People rejected progressivism to the point that RINO candidates got primaried in the Republican party. This person’s tweet is sad and deluded. But that’s the strength of the progressive mind it’s capability of delusion and denial.

Given that the New Left is built on conformity, none of these progressive acolytes are capable of any kind of flexibility they drank the dredges of the progressive kool aide. It doesn’t even occur to them they need to run a moderate candidate to be a viable alternative. The majority of the electorate, are not Uber Liberal that’s a FACT.

In the end this tweet is about a cynic, who thinks that the majority of Americans are as stupid as the people they Duped into voting for the American Idol candidate last Presidential cycle. Not only are Americans not as stupid as progressives, and their corporate media allies think they are – the American people are far smarter than both of them. Look at all the MSM’s ratings. Newsweek sold for a $1, had to combine with an online blog. What’s the paper of record NYT stock worth? MSNBC and CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. CBS anchor Katie Curic of gotcha politics is out. Remember what happened to Charlie Gibson at ABC? Keith Olbermann? He’s going to end up somewhere between shopping channels on the tv dial LOL! The messengers have all been given the heave ho. This is a right of center country, Obama was given the opportunity to govern from the middle, and he rejected it. Try running a candidate Left of Obama and see another landslide election lost. Independents swung back in the other direction there is a reason. Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me.

It’s very difficult to influence people’s opinions about politics, when everyone has such low regard for the medium – Mainstream Media. It all comes down to people noticing the comparison 8 years of George W Bush, and the MSM constantly questioned his authority. We haven’t had 4 years of Obama yet and not only doesn’t his authority get questioned, they cover for him. Here’s the talking point that’s released by the DNC if anyone criticizes Barack Obama – call them racist. Coaches know in football if you keep running the same play over and over again, pretty soon the spectators in the stands catch on. Just like Where’s the Birth Certificate they had to show it because people were starting to believe it. The race baiting by the Obama water carriers is transparent. That’s not going to get him reelected that’s going to get his water carriers dismissed as any kind of relevant objective source – because they aren’t questioning his authority. I bet George W Bush laughs every time he picks up a so called news outlets coverage of Obama it’s all sycophantic.

Why do the progressive acolytes think their agenda has been rejected? The answer, all though it will pain them is simple. Americans the tax paying – voting kind, aren’t stupid – in fact they are highly intelligent people, no matter how the MSM tries to spin any opposition to Obama as stupid. These people don’t look outside of themselves for validation. That’s collectivist behavior – that’s why they lost. Trying to sell collectivism to a country full of Individuals.

Dr Evil on May 1, 2011 at 10:22 AM

The DNC won’t bail on him, simply because he’s black. They’ll lose on whatever candidate they replace him with because black folks will stay home. The calls of racism are already going out simply because Obama will once again be challenged in an election. How many more black senators are waiting in the wings, who are “good-looking, articulate, without-a-Negro-dialect-unless-they-want-one?
Naw, they’re stuck with him, and so are we if the Republicans follow form and nominate someone no one really wants to vote for.

tpitman on May 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM

single stack on May 1, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Can that happen if it’s not on the teleprompter?

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Obama is the Marie Antoinette of his day – let them eat arugula.

abcurtis on May 1, 2011 at 12:53 PM

That ego is far to large to consider such a proposal.

pgrossjr on May 2, 2011 at 9:08 AM