Quotes of the day

posted at 11:00 pm on September 7, 2011 by Allahpundit

“President Barack Obama earned the lowest monthly job approval rating of his presidency to date in August, with 41% of U.S. adults approving of his overall job performance, down from 44% in July. He also received term-low monthly job approval ratings from both Hispanics (48%) and whites (33%) and tied his lowest rating from blacks (84%)…

“The president’s current standing with Hispanics reflects a rather steep decline since January, when 60% approved of him. This follows Hispanics’ less-pronounced drops in their support in each of the first two years of his presidency. As a result, the gap between blacks and whites in Obama’s job approval has been widening while the gap between Hispanics’ and whites’ approval has been narrowing.

“Although Hispanics’ monthly approval of Obama dipped below 50% for the first time in August, more still approve than disapprove (48% vs. 37%) of his job performance.”

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“Facing stubborn jobless numbers and the most pessimistic public since his inauguration, President Obama’s key base groups give him some of their lowest marks to date, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Indeed, Obama’s job approval ratings among Democrats, liberals and those under age 30 tie or set record lows in the survey, and the numbers are no better on his handling of the economy, jobs, or the deficit.

“Among his most natural base — those who voted for him in 2008 — 79 percent approve of his job performance, and 70 percent rate him positively on the economy. Still fewer liberals, 69 percent, approve of the job he’s doing as president, tying a record low from July. And for the first time since he entered office, fewer than half of adults under age 30 approve of Obama. Voters under age 30 supported Obama by roughly 2 to 1 in 2008.”

***
“The once-muscular presidency of Barack Obama has undergone a dramatic downsizing – in power, popularity, prestige and ambition – to the point where even Obama die-hards are starting to question his ability to right the economy or win reelection…

“‘He has sort of lost the sense of power and mystique of the presidency,’ says longtime Obama ally Andy Stern, former president of the powerful Service Employees International Union. ‘There’s also a sense that people aren’t scared of him. That’s very dangerous.’…

“[T]o critics and allies alike, the fact that the president of the United State has to tip-toe around Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees for the privilege of delivering a plan for putting Americans back to work is a measure of just how far he’s been humbled by an unforgiving economy, unyielding GOP and an unnerved, underemployed nation.

“‘He’s allowed the Congress to manhandle him, said one top Democratic ally of Obama’s. “Every time he’s put his foot down they’ve kicked him in the shin. It’s goddamn embarrassing. He’s losing power. He needs to grab it back.’”

***
“President Obama may have escaped the burden of a Democratic primary challenger. Yet the battle to define him is rapidly escalating — not only by Republicans competing to run against him, but also within his own team inside the White House…

“The White House is in the midst of rebranding the president as a pragmatic problem solver prepared to set aside ideology to address a compelling need (see last week’s concession on ozone regulations), a reasonable man in an era dominated by extreme views. But they also emphasize that he is willing to draw distinctions with conservatives, reflecting a central tension that has defined him as a candidate and as president: that in trying to lay claim to a broad swath of the electorate, as he succeeded in doing in 2008, he risks pleasing neither the center nor the left, the story of much of his time in office…

“While the president will not directly confront the Republican nominee until well into next year, his advisers believe that the next three months are critical to improving his standing and reversing his downward trajectory. He is frustrated — particularly at Republicans on Capitol Hill, but also at some of his own aides, according to people who have spoken to him recently — that he has been unable to rise above the morass of Washington and recapture the spirit that helped him win election.”

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“My sense is Mr. Obama is trying to channel Harry Truman, circa 1948, to create the impression of a ‘do-nothing’ Republican Congress to run against. The problem is that Truman’s agenda was popular. Mr. Obama’s hasn’t been and is unlikely to be.

“Nor is the president’s speech likely to change public opinion. At this point, the only thing that can rescue Mr. Obama’s dismal approval rating on the economy is an improvement in the dismal economy itself.

“The great danger facing Mr. Obama tonight is that the public simply tunes him out, viewing his pronouncements as either irrelevant or annoying.

“It’s been a dramatic fall for a man who was, his supporters assured us in 2008, America’s best orator since Abraham Lincoln. Now he’s reduced to a warm-up act for a football game.”

***
Truman went around the country during the 1948 campaign blasting the GOP for threatening all the popular Democratic reforms of the past decade. The Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the National Labor Relations Act, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and of course Social Security – all these programs and more would be threatened if those dastardly Republicans got their hands on the government! The message here was clear: The economy might be headed back into recession, so you don’t want to endanger all those important programs the Democrats designed to protect you during economically challenging times.

So why won’t this work for Obama? Let’s answer this with a question: what’s the most recent, popular Democratic social welfare program? Medicare, which is now 46 years old. Obama can’t go around the country pointing to all the popular Democratic programs the GOP are going to take away because there are no popular Democratic programs, at least none that are less than a generation old…

“Instead, it looks more and more like Obama is actually going to run Carter’s 1980 campaign. Sure, he has nothing popular to show for his four years in office, but he’s still better than the out-and-out radical the GOP just nominated. Will that work for Obama?

“Well … did it work for Carter?”

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On the bright side…16% of blacks have come to grips with political/cultural insanity.

Jaibones on September 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM

“The once-muscular presidency of Barack Obama has undergone a dramatic downsizing – in power, popularity, prestige and ambition – to the point where even Obama die-hards are starting to question his ability to right the economy or win reelection…

I may get this engraved on a handsome plaque so that I may display it in my home.

cynccook on September 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM

tagline like that has gotta be followed with the appropriate youtubage

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:02 PM

The water was cold! – George Constanza

carbon_footprint on September 7, 2011 at 11:02 PM

President Irrelevant. I’ve never seen it get this embarrassing for a sitting president.

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I may get this engraved on a handsome plaque so that I may display it in my home.

cynccook on September 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Heh. Good one.

SlaveDog on September 7, 2011 at 11:03 PM

“It’s been a dramatic fall for a man who was, his supporters assured us in 2008, America’s best orator since Abraham Lincoln. Now he’s reduced to a warm-up act for a football game.”

that’s money!

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:05 PM

“It’s been a dramatic fall for a man who was, his supporters assured us in 2008, America’s best orator since Abraham Lincoln. Now he’s reduced to a warm-up act for a football game.”

who wantsta bet he has a wardrobe malfunction?

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:05 PM

On the bright side…16% of blacks have come to grips with political/cultural insanity.

Jaibones on September 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Uh uh. At the very least, 89% will vote for him. 11% is about the ceiling for Rethuglicans with the blacks.

Lanceman on September 7, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Instead, it looks more and more like Obama is actually going to run Carter’s 1980 campaign. Sure, he has nothing popular to show for his four years in office, but he’s still better than the out-and-out radical the GOP just nominated.

Dub this the “If you think that I’m ugly, you ought to see my sister” strategery….

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:07 PM

President Irrelevant. I’ve never seen it get this embarrassing for a sitting president.

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Very good point!..:)

Dire Straits on September 7, 2011 at 11:07 PM

who wantsta bet he has a wardrobe malfunction?

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Need some eye bleach, please…

Fallon on September 7, 2011 at 11:08 PM

LOL @ the caption.

Heh.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on September 7, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Where’s the old RedEye computer generated clip of the guy and his lib gal friend:

“I. Don’t. Care. Obama. Is. Awesome.”

Marcus on September 7, 2011 at 11:09 PM

The great danger facing Mr. Obama tonight is that the public simply tunes him out, viewing his pronouncements as either irrelevant or annoying.

he will make another record fail on TV viewership tomorrow. Who would watch his tripe anymore? Heck, prolly 10% of folks have canceled their cable because their out of work anyhow….

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:09 PM

It’s been a dramatic fall for a man who was, his supporters assured us in 2008, America’s best orator since Abraham Lincoln.

And yet, there are no memorable quotes from any speech he has ever made.

Except maybe, “fired up, ready to go.” I do remember that one. Only because I’m fired up and ready for him to go.

SlaveDog on September 7, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Obama went from Superman to the Incredible Shrinking Man.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on September 7, 2011 at 11:09 PM

When all you have is a voice hammer, everything looks like a speech nail.

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:10 PM

SCOAMF

The Mega Independent on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Don’t think he won’t continue to push the edge.

This column is a reminder of all that he has done.

The ruler of law
On “justice” in the age of Obama.

Andrew C. McCarthy

…Law becomes a dispositive weapon in the service of an ideological crusade, never a brake against the crusade’s advance. In the Obama administration, “rule of law” talking-points are just rhetorical camouflage. True law is the moral and ethical consensus of a civil society, reflecting the conscience of free and virtuous people. But “conscience,” to quote Alinsky, “is the virtue of observers and not of agents of action.” For Obamaphiles, their agent of action is the Ruler of Law—its master, not its servant.

The best possible thing right now for America is for Obama to fail. We all knew Rush was right from day one.

INC on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

this is a punishing QOTD…

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Let’s recap, shall we?

Obama promised Hispanics all sorts of goodies, to include immigration reform. Well, pretty much said amnesty and a fast-track to citizenship was to be forthcoming…

Obama promised Blacks anything and everything, to include their mortgages being paid, free money, reparations, spreading the wealth around, and a whole new age of getting free stuff from gubmint, and so much more. OK, maybe didn’t actually promise a paid mortgage, but perception is reality, and there’s that lady who was dancing around the day after the election swooning over her groceries was gonna be paid, and her gas, and her mortgage…remember?

He promised Progressives that the Brave New World had arrived, ask and it shall be granted, the old staid ways of Conservatives were gone forever, and if government could provide it it would, and jobs for everyone, who wanted one or not would be the norm….I could go on, but you get the picture.

He promised America that he’d be the Great New President of a New America, wherein the old ways of graft and corruption, cronyism and backroom deals were ended and His would be the most open, the most transparent, the most ethical government ever to grace these shores….

He promised that racism would be a thing of the past, that the waters would recede and unicorns would crap Skittles across the Land…

He promised that all across the world, they would love us, follow yus, walk with us, to cure all the evils and ills facing the globe…hand in hand, because the Old Amerika was gone forever and the New America had finally arrived…

So, he broke a few promises…big deal.

Doesn’t mean his ratings need to fall, right?

After all, it is Obama we are talking about, the most historic President ever.

Wonder what the dinner table conversation with Michelle is like? Table talk with his live-in mother-in-law?

(That would be a great topic for a separate thread one of these days.)

coldwarrior on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Barack Obama: Uncut.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Shrinkage

Poor Michelle Obama.

portlandon on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Barack Obama: Uncut.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

The Full Monty Barry.

portlandon on September 7, 2011 at 11:17 PM

For Obamaphiles, their agent of action is the Ruler of Law—its master, not its servant.
The ruler of law
On “justice” in the age of Obama.

Andrew C. McCarthy
INC on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

are you suggesting that we will soon begin seeing malevolence?

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:18 PM

The “muscularity” was just PR spin by the Democrats and the Big Media, combined with the threat of intimidation against any of Obama and the Dems’ high-profile opponents, via use of the race card and Alinsky tactics to ruin their reputations and careers. It’s “muscular” only in the same way a Mafia protection racket is “muscular” and it fell apart because the leaderless Tea Party left them with no single person to threaten with demonization and destruction.

And the irony is Obama had to be weak and non-threatening to get into the White House in the first place, because the “muscular” Barack Obama the left wistfully pines for now would have scared the hell out of even moderate Democrats in 2008, and Hillary would have won the nomination. There was never any ‘there’ there with Obama, once the fear of the race card was ripped away, and there was never any Plan B for Team Obama, once their initial strategy was destroyed. All they can do is double down on Plan A, which is why the 2012 campaign is alreday a long way towards being incredibly nasty.

jon1979 on September 7, 2011 at 11:19 PM

is a measure of just how far he’s been humbled by an unforgiving economy, unyielding GOP and an unnerved, underemployed nation.

humbled? **cough.. I don’t think that is what you mean.

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:20 PM

“While the president will not directly confront the Republican nominee until well into next year, his advisers believe that the next three months are critical to improving his standing and reversing his downward trajectory. He is frustrated — particularly at Republicans on Capitol Hill, but also at some of his own aides, according to people who have spoken to him recently — that he has been unable to….

…..Go on vacation, go golfing, play basketball…..

No wonder Moochelle is nowhere to be seen.

herm2416 on September 7, 2011 at 11:20 PM

The water was cold! – George Constanza

carbon_footprint on September 7, 2011 at 11:02 PM

“I was in the pool, I was in the pool”

Knucklehead on September 7, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Barack Obama: Uncut.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Larry Sinclair would know.

Lanceman on September 7, 2011 at 11:20 PM

coldwarrior on September 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Nice post!..:)

PS..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on September 7, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Let’s see just how large a turn out there is for a ‘Day of Rage‘ Oct 6th in D.C.

If the left starts protesting Obama like they did LBJ, and Nixon, he’s gone.

Skandia Recluse on September 7, 2011 at 11:21 PM

He also received term-low monthly job approval ratings from both Hispanics (48%)

OH MY.

Don’t they know he’s not deporting people now? That’s all we care about!
/

El_Terrible on September 7, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I am afraid that as he gets “cornered” he is going to do some very radical things and challenge those that disagree…violence be damned.

d1carter on September 7, 2011 at 11:22 PM

even zerohedge has a little Reagan nostalgia tonight

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/time-choosing

Reagan uncut

r keller on September 7, 2011 at 11:24 PM

He also received term-low monthly job approval ratings from both Hispanics (48%)

no se puede…

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM

“It shrinks?”
“Like a frightened turtle!”
“I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things.”

-George and Elaine

parteagirl on September 7, 2011 at 11:27 PM

“‘He has sort of destroyed thelost the sense of power and mystique of the presidency,’ says longtime Obama ally Andy Stern, former president of the powerful Service Employees International Union. ‘There’s also a sense that people aren’t scared of him. That’s very dangerous.’…

Closer to the truth

AZfederalist on September 7, 2011 at 11:27 PM

It’s been a dramatic fall for a man who was, his supporters assured us in 2008, America’s best orator since Abraham Lincoln. Now he’s reduced to a warm-up act for a football game.”

Don’t get cocky. when you got a man down, kick him.

We gotta take out the SOB. Bury him so deep they can’t find him. Like Jimmy Hoffa.

Vince on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 PM

President Irrelevant. I’ve never seen it get this embarrassing for a sitting president.

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Were you alive during the Carter administration? I’d put them pretty much neck and neck. Tomorrow probably won’t be Bummer’s “Malaise” speech simply because he is too tone-deaf to think things are that bad, but it will be analogous. The fact that the Republicans aren’t even going to field a rebuttal kind of says it all there. But Carter was pretty much the Mr. Rogers president by this time in his term as well. The only difference was that there was still a liberal monopoly on the news with no blogs, no talk radio. A single 15 minute weekly paid address by Reagan was pretty much all of the “balance” to the liberal media that existed. Heck, back then we thought Paul Harvey was conservative simply because his radio bits were as close to conservative as you got on liberal monopoly radio.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Remember when Rush was soundly condemned across America when he said “I hope he fails?”

Today, with these numbers, it appears over half of America is saying, “He damn well better fail!”

What a difference a few short years makes.

coldwarrior on September 7, 2011 at 11:35 PM

“It’s been a dramatic fall for a man who was, his supporters assured us in 2008, America’s best orator since Abraham Lincoln

If he wanted to be an orator, he should have gone for poet laureate instead. The job of president is not accomplished by being an orator.

Vashta.Nerada on September 7, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Heck, back then we thought Paul Harvey was conservative simply because his radio bits were as close to conservative as you got on liberal monopoly radio.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2011 at 11:34 PM

ah, Paul Harvey. Good Day!

Vince on September 7, 2011 at 11:38 PM

What a difference a few short years makes.

coldwarrior on September 7, 2011 at 11:35 PM

rush is/was sooo far out ahead of people. he’s a treasure.

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM

AZfederalist on September 7, 2011 at 11:34 PM

“This is Paul Harvey, stand by for neeewws.”

I do believe that Obama will succeed in one thing. He will make Carter’s Presidency look a whole lot better.

We may not have had a lot of new jobs, and interest rates we through the roof, if you could afford one, but we had CB radios, “BJ and the Bear” and country music became hip and cool. And there was always Billy…the lil’ brother and the beer.

All we have from Obama these days is a strong sense of foreboding and loathing…of the President and more so of those who continue to support him.

coldwarrior on September 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Were you alive during the Carter administration?

AZfederalist on September 7, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Alive, but not aware.

I’ve asked a buddy of mine who is into printing to make me a bumpersticker that reads: Worse Than Carter.

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:43 PM

I’ve asked a buddy of mine who is into printing to make me a bumpersticker that reads: Worse Than Carter.

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:43 PM

http://www.cafepress.com/+worse_than_jimmy_carter_bumper_sticker,556317098

cynccook on September 7, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Don’t get cocky. when you got a man down, kick him.

We gotta take out the SOB. Bury him so deep they can’t find him. Like Jimmy Hoffa.

Vince on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Leave no doubt.

tencole on September 7, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Shrinkage.

I read the post, but didn’t need to. ‘Shrinkage’ said it all.

joejm65 on September 7, 2011 at 11:50 PM

“The great danger facing Mr. Obama tonight is that the public simply tunes him out, viewing his pronouncements as either irrelevant or annoying…”

Yep…

… It sure is annoying when Obowma keeps saying he is not going to fu%k you in the a%s, and then every time you turn around, Obowma is fuc%ing you in the a%s.

Seven Percent Solution on September 7, 2011 at 11:51 PM

We may not have had a lot of new jobs, and interest rates we through the roof, if you could afford one, but we had CB radios, “BJ and the Bear” and country music became hip and cool. And there was always Billy…the lil’ brother and the beer.


coldwarrior on September 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM

You’re forgetting Aunt Zituti, Uncle what’shisname Obama, and his 1/2 brother Odongo Obama who lives in a hut in Africa.

We’ve got Moochelle eating lobster and staying in high style wherever she goes and Bo.

Alright, I gotta admit, Billy had a bigger cool factor. Shoot, even Roger Clinton had a bigger coolness factor than Aunt Zituti.

Now, we’ve got cable and “Top Shot” and the Military Channel. Way better than that monkey and his truck driver who crashed every helicopter he ever tried to pilot. In addition to being unable to pilot a helicopter, BJ also was responsible for bringing us Sheriff Lobo, probably one of the cheesiest sheriff shows of the era.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2011 at 11:52 PM

“The great danger facing Mr. Obama tonight is that the public simply tunes him out, viewing since his pronouncements as will be either irrelevant or annoying…”

Just doing the job the editors should have done.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2011 at 11:54 PM

I read the post, but didn’t need to. ‘Shrinkage’ said it all.

joejm65 on September 7, 2011 at 11:50 PM

He is a dick, afterall. (According to Mark Halperin)

SouthernGent on September 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM

He is a dick, afterall. (According to Mark Halperin)

SouthernGent on September 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Yes. Shrinkage covered a few points that Allah was smart enough to not post…

joejm65 on September 8, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Who would have guessed that even unicorns do pfart…

Dhuka on September 8, 2011 at 12:10 AM

The union turd complaining how we’re no longer scared of Obama pretty much sums it up for me.

Chuck Schick on September 8, 2011 at 12:14 AM

I lived through the Carter, and as bad as Carter was, I don’t think Carter was ever as outright corrupt and outright mean as is the Anointed One in his vile stew of a social justice cesspool. Obama actively hates America and Americans.

Dhuka on September 8, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Yes. Shrinkage covered a few points that Allah was smart enough to not post…

joejm65 on September 8, 2011 at 12:03 AM

I’m not as subtle as a professional Chamberlin-esque, candy-ass, RINO blogger. :-) It’s one of my flaws.

SouthernGent on September 8, 2011 at 12:18 AM

I don’t think Carter was ever as outright corrupt and outright mean as is the Anointed One in his vile stew of a social justice cesspool. Obama actively hates America and Americans.

Dhuka on September 8, 2011 at 12:14 AM

I will agree with you that Carter was not as corrupt. I do think he hated (hates, since he is still alive) America and certain classes of Americans. Probably not quite as much as Obama, but that hatred of the American ideal was there. I think he was more incompetent than Obama in his attempts to destroy and re-make the country and I also think people were less conditioned when Carter was president to accept such hatred and destruction.

AZfederalist on September 8, 2011 at 12:24 AM

I lived through the Carter, and as bad as Carter was, I don’t think Carter was ever as outright corrupt and outright mean as is the Anointed One in his vile stew of a social justice cesspool. Obama actively hates America and Americans.

Dhuka on September 8, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Carter spoke of malaise. Obama is the personification of it.

TXUS on September 8, 2011 at 12:26 AM

I also think people were less conditioned when Carter was president to accept such hatred and destruction.

AZfederalist on September 8, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Let me clarify that a bit. Since the days of Carter, people like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn have been allowed to prep the battlefield through our education system such that people are now more conditioned to accept the radicalism that Obama is harnessing to destroy and then re-make the USA.

AZfederalist on September 8, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Let me clarify that a bit. Since the days of Carter, people like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn have been allowed to prep the battlefield through our education system such that people are now more conditioned to accept the radicalism that Obama is harnessing to destroy and then re-make the USA.

AZfederalist on September 8, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Ayers and Dorn have perhaps just twenty years left of life. Then, eternity in hell.

carbon_footprint on September 8, 2011 at 12:41 AM

PBHO is worse than Carter… I never thought I’d say that…

Khun Joe on September 8, 2011 at 12:50 AM

shrinkage

What? Did he go swimming with George Costanza?…

Gohawgs on September 8, 2011 at 12:53 AM

PBHO is worse than Carter…

Khun Joe on September 8, 2011 at 12:50 AM

… and that makes Jimmy Carter smile every night as he goes to sleep. It also makes life more bearable for him since Rosalyn can only berate him for being the second worst president in history.

AZfederalist on September 8, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Commenter from the NYT article

To all those who put our President down. He’s done an amazing job for our country. It has been the whining, unrealistic, partisan, Republicans that have stonewalled any chance of recovery, because all they care about is themselves and their rich cronies. They will leave America struggling so they can try to make themselves look good come election time. They prove time and time again, they care more about power than America. Why else would the RNC say they only care about getting rid of Obama and nothing else matters. Wake up people.

Because he is a huuuuge problem, clueless.

Schadenfreude on September 8, 2011 at 1:21 AM

Ayers and Dorn have perhaps just twenty years left of life. Then, eternity in hell.

carbon_footprint on September 8, 2011 at 12:41 AM

As Cartman would say you are helicool mr.footprint. And let me add I hope it is on the bad level of Dante’s Inferno. I remember all of these @#$$% from when I was a teenager and now they are in power or have influence. I remember that fkn Kerry right before I went into the Army and now he is a senator.

arnold ziffel on September 8, 2011 at 1:23 AM

Why else would the RNC say they only care about getting rid of Obama and nothing else matters.

Because he is a huuuuge problem, clueless.

Schadenfreude on September 8, 2011 at 1:21 AM

It appears we’ve frozen it, personalized it and polarized it. And we didn’t even try. Obama has Alinsky’d himself.

John the Libertarian on September 8, 2011 at 1:42 AM

Now he’s reduced to a warm-up act for a football game.

Will he wear clown make-up and throw pies?

Lon Chaney on September 8, 2011 at 1:44 AM

President Irrelevant. I’ve never seen it get this embarrassing for a sitting president.

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:02 PM

The higher the top (for turkeys)
The higher the drop

Schadenfreude on September 8, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Why else would the RNC say they only care about getting rid of Obama and nothing else matters.

Because he is a huuuuge problem, clueless.

Schadenfreude on September 8, 2011 at 1:21 AM

Lance the boil in 2012.
Boot the looter in 2012 too.

Lon Chaney on September 8, 2011 at 1:47 AM

he’s toast

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 1:51 AM

The debate is over!
All peer review evidence points to the same conclusion!
The consensus is in!

President Obama is an incompetent boob!

DSchoen on September 8, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Moochelle Antoinette it’s so revealing
You think before you we should all be bowing and kneeling
Spending our taxes to you is so appealing
Soon now even from you your own supporters will be fleeing

Enjoy it while you can
You and your sorry excuse for a man
As someday you’ll both get your due
When the American Lady of Justice catches up to your King Louie husband and you

Cheshire Cat on September 8, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Obama is an idiot surrounded by morons. They would rather destroy America than realize their 1930′s socialist theories are wrong. As far as Keynes is concerned, he later refuted all of his hypothesis on government spending as a private sector driver. Sheeesh.

pat on September 8, 2011 at 2:42 AM

he’s toast

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 1:51 AM

Lord I hope so!..:)

Dire Straits on September 8, 2011 at 2:43 AM

All balloons eventually deflate.
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RalphyBoy on September 8, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Obama has screwed himself this time. By taking weeks to announce his plan, it’s already tough to beat the expectations game. Then he demands a Joint Session (probably to ensure network coverage), raising the bar even higher.

But if he proposes anything too big and radical, everyone will know when he says it that it has no chance of passing. If he tries “small ball” stuff like Clinton’s 1995-1996 agenda, everyone just moans and turns away.

And anything that remotely resembles the stimulus fiasco with its “shovel ready projects” for infrastructure will only invite more scrutiny on its failures…

He’s really not all that bright, is he?

Adjoran on September 8, 2011 at 3:35 AM

Have y’all seen this “Green Room” post about the former ACORN/Project Vote community organizer who’s now an “on-air contributor” for FOX News???

Gohawgs on September 8, 2011 at 3:45 AM

It’s been a dramatic fall for a man who was, his supporters assured us in 2008, America’s best orator since Abraham Lincoln. Now he’s reduced to a warm-up act for a football game.”

Don’t get cocky. when you got a man down, kick him.

We gotta take out the SOB. Bury him so deep they can’t find him. Like Jimmy Hoffa.

Vince on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 PM

THIS + 1000

cane_loader on September 8, 2011 at 4:31 AM

On the bright side…16% of blacks have come to grips with political/cultural insanity.

Jaibones on September 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM

I noticed that Sarah Palin, in her beautiful retort to the Hoffa’s adolescent threats, laid out her plans perfectly,including a clear allusion to the fact that she will seek to get the black community’s vote with the hope, dignity and responsibility, you can share in the American dream, approach.

She’s the first and only(to my knowledge)to set about ressurrecting that community as full participants in american democracy. That is long overdue and a clever strategy (with love)for a serious candidate. Nothing would make the Democrats tremble more than if the right had a serious positive message of approaching the good element in that community and encouraging then to break from the bonds of the democratic government plantation by getting their act together.

If 15% said yes to the idea, the Dems are cooked!

Don L on September 8, 2011 at 6:10 AM

If Hillary primarys him, the NYT will run a headline:

“The first failed African-American president in history*”

(*Bill Clinton wasn’t a complete failure, escaping such legacy.)

Don L on September 8, 2011 at 6:24 AM

rush is/was sooo far out ahead of people. he’s a treasure.

ted c on September 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM

The only sign of weakness (other than gushing over his wife-du-jour) that I ever saw in him since I started listening in August, 1988 was when he caved to the demands of his advertisers and dropped the caller abortions. I would never take marital advice from Rush, but in all things Conservative, he’s da man.

Extrafishy on September 8, 2011 at 6:54 AM

A community organizer for POTUS? What could go wrong.

petefrt on September 8, 2011 at 6:58 AM

If Hillary primarys him…

Don L on September 8, 2011 at 6:24 AM

I worry that Øbama will co-opt her by asking her to replace Biden on the ticket. My hope is that she’s burnt out and she’ll decline the offer.

petefrt on September 8, 2011 at 7:01 AM

With 4,000% unemployment in then minority Black community, it’s amazing that he’ll get 95% of their votes.

HERMAN CAIN…….a great Veep choice!

PappyD61 on September 8, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Uh uh. At the very least, 89% will vote for him. 11% is about the ceiling for Rethuglicans with the blacks.

Lanceman on September 7, 2011 at 11:06 PM

That voting block only constitutes about 12.6% of the population so he’ll need a lot more help than that will give him . . . even if he gets 100%.

rplat on September 8, 2011 at 7:48 AM

The real kicker is that a majority of those who now disapprove would have taken a sharp stick to the eye than admit something so “outrageous” when Obama first won. Can you imagine telling someone at that election that three years from then Obama would be sucking wind? And they would agree? Glad we caught all that stupid happiness on camera. Fools, all you of you!

RDE2010 on September 8, 2011 at 8:06 AM

*all of you

RDE2010 on September 8, 2011 at 8:07 AM

That voting block only constitutes about 12.6% of the population so he’ll need a lot more help than that will give him . . . even if he gets 100%.

rplat on September 8, 2011 at 7:48 AM

The percentage of the population isn’t the percentage of the electorate. How many will stay home, disillusioned?

SKYFOX on September 8, 2011 at 8:07 AM

Just be thankful he and his administration are so incompetent at getting things done. We would be in much worse shape if they actually knew how to work the system.

exhelodrvr on September 8, 2011 at 9:05 AM

My sense is Mr. Obama is trying to channel Harry Truman, circa 1948, to create the impression of a ‘do-nothing’ Republican Congress to run against.

The other problem is that, unlike Truman, the Narcissist in Chief doesn’t have a Republican Congress to run against. The GOP controls the House. Dingy Harry and the Democrats are in control of the Senate, which hasn’t passed a budget in over 900 days dating back to when Bela Pelosi was House Speaker.

This action was deliberate. The Dems knew they were going to lose the House and wanted to make the GOP own part of whatever budget the Senate Dems passed.

Real quality leadership on the part of Dingy Harry, who still reminds me of an undertaker from the Old West.

pdigaudio on September 8, 2011 at 9:20 AM

Heard on the tube that Bachmann will now give a response to little Bammie tonight, -wth?

slickwillie2001 on September 8, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Except maybe, “fired up, ready to go.” I do remember that one. Only because I’m fired up and ready for him to go.

SlaveDog on September 7, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Maybe by now he’s wee-weed up.

Steve Z on September 8, 2011 at 10:54 AM