Dems starting to think Obama could lose

posted at 10:05 am on September 12, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Three weeks ago, I posed the question of what would happen if Democrats became so convinced that Barack Obama could not win a second term that they asked him to step aside.  Yesterday, the New York Times reports that leaders in the party are starting to come to the conclusion that Obama may not be able to succeed — and that has alarm bells going off:

Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama’s re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly acknowledging anxiety about the White House’s ability to strengthen the president’s standing over the next 14 months.

Elected officials and party leaders at all levels said their worries have intensified as the economy has displayed new signs of weakness. They said the likelihood of a highly competitive 2012 race is increasing as the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced and conservative to pose a serious threat, has started narrowing to two leading candidates, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, who have executive experience and messages built around job creation.

And in a campaign cycle in which Democrats had entertained hopes of reversing losses from last year’s midterm elections, some in the party fear that Mr. Obama’s troubles could reverberate down the ballot into Congressional, state and local races. …

But a survey of two dozen Democratic officials found a palpable sense of concern that transcended a single week of ups and downs. The conversations signaled a change in mood from only a few months ago, when Democrats widely believed that Mr. Obama’s path to re-election, while challenging, was secure.

They’ve started to recognize the problem, but they’re having trouble diagnosing its causes.  According to the NYT, some in the party think that Obama has to get out of Washington more often — after just spending most of August either on vacation or taking a bus tour of the Midwest.  When exactly has this President stuck around Washington DC?

Others in the Democratic Party have fallen victim to the Big Speech Syndrome that has afflicted this presidency.  They want Obama to be angrier, pound the pulpit, and make a lot more speeches.  That, however, won’t impress anyone after three years of supposedly soaring rhetoric and little in results.  This week, Obama put the Big Speech on his jobs plan ahead of actually producing the jobs plan. Americans have been waiting for this big “pivot” to jobs since it became obvious in 2010 that the 2009 stimulus plan had failed, and certainly after the embarrassing “Recovery Summer” flop.  All Obama did between then and now was talk.

If Obama has a shot at re-election, the economy has to start showing signs of real growth and large-scale job creation.  He won’t get that from the rehashed ambiguities he offered in his speech Thursday.  Washington has to roll back the blizzard of federal regulation either already imposed or proposed in order to get investors interested in pricing risk again in the US.  In his speech, Obama explicitly refused to do that, standing by Dodd-Frank and ObamaCare.  He also refuses to end the regulatory attacks on domestic energy exploration, extraction, and refining, a move that would almost instantly create hundreds of thousands of jobs and signal plentiful and cheaper energy costs for businesses looking to expand.

Since it’s clear Obama won’t act responsibly for economic growth, Democrats had better plan on the post-Obama era arriving four years earlier than expected.  The only question remaining will be whether they will watch as Obama drags down Democrats into massive losses in November 2012, or whether they can convince him to step aside so that they can salvage what they can with a different Democratic nominee at the top of the ticket.

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I don’t believe they are just now figuring this out.

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM

I believe Democrats have been thinking that the odds are against Obama to win in 2012 and are just now getting the nerve to actually start coming out publicly. I also think this may also be an indirect/implied plea for Hillary Clinton to challenge Obama.

Carl on September 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Agreed…I think they are just now trying to find a face-saving way out.

JohnTant on September 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Racial politics comes back to bite the Dems in the behind.

If they drop Obama, the African-American voting bloc will not come out in the numbers needed for the Dems to be competitive in the general election.

They’re stuck with him. Period.

PackerBronco on September 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Evan Bayh, your office is calling again.

ConservativePartyNow on September 12, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Neither Obama nor his party have a clue on how to improve the economy and appear set on only damaging it further. No change in their slate of candidates is going to help…

Blake on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

How blindly partisan or outright retarded to you need to be to believe only now that the disaster known as PBHO could lose in 2012? From inauguration day the man has been building a case for being defeated, hell he’s been building a case for being dragged from the Oval Office by U.S. Marshals.

Bishop on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM

They’re a little slow. Here’s a question that some friends and I were discussing at lunch yesterday. Will they try to get Hillary to run? She’s the only viable candidate the Dems have.

kingsjester on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Obama step aside? Surely you jest! Isn’t this the same guy who once told fellow Democrats, “Don’t worry, you’ve got ME!”

GarandFan on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

They maybe worried but the will double down and stick with him….can you imagine the outcry from the cbc and others if they primaried him

cmsinaz on September 12, 2011 at 10:13 AM

I also think this may also be an indirect/implied plea for Hillary Clinton to challenge Obama.

Carl on September 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM

I don’t think she is going to run. She may encourage someone from the DLC to run, but not her

ConservativePartyNow on September 12, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Don’t worry Obama, your stalking horse (Romney) will take the demagoguery up a notch for you.

besser tot als rot on September 12, 2011 at 10:13 AM

..interesting news but I still have these “Truman/Dewey Wins!” nightmares and a subsequent parade of “comeback kid II” articles in venues like our beloved NYT, WaPo, Time, and Newsweak.

“Oh, the horror! The horror!”

The War Planner on September 12, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Somebody on our side needs to tell him the Tea Party is the only thing standing between him and the pitchforks. If only to see the look on his face.

CurtZHP on September 12, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I don’t believe they are just now figuring this out.

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM

They still haven’t figured out the government spending does not stimulate the economy and this goes back to FDR.

WashJeff on September 12, 2011 at 10:14 AM

And does anyone actually think that Barry would do what is most logical for his party, never mind best for the country?

No, if he goes it will be kicking, screaming and crying all the way.

Siddhartha Vicious on September 12, 2011 at 10:15 AM

The difference between now and 1995, when Clinton was in trouble, is that while there were some on the left who went apoplectic when Bill opted to follow Dick Morris’ advice and triangulate by going along with some of the plans of the Republicans in Congress, Obama’s neither has the desire to really do anything more than pretend he’s triangulating, and even if he was serious, doesn’t have the partner to do it with, since any deal he were to work out with Boehner would be killed by Democratic leaders in the Senate.

The Dems as of now are still more interested in spinning the current economic battles against the Republicans than they are giving in on some points to them, and increasing their chances of re-election. As long as they and their president think messaging is a bigger problem for them than the message itself, they’re not going to turn things around.

jon1979 on September 12, 2011 at 10:17 AM

The irony here is palpable, the only way to get the economy rolling is to roll back all the flagship policies of this administration. Admitting they were wrong and the Opposing field was right all along…… that will never happen so they are stuck riding this one all the way down.

Koa on September 12, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Short of pushing him out of office themselves and replacing him with Hilary (ugh!), the Democrats’ only hope of saving the party – and Obama himself, is to move to the center themselves. It still might not save them, but if they look to the plans that the Republicans have put on the table and find as many areas that they can agree upon and move quickly to pass those – over Obama’s veto if he has the guts to issue one – it might just be enough to stop the bleeding. Depending on how far to the center they go, they might actually be able to save Barack from himself. The problem the Democrat Party has, however, is that there are precious few “moderates” in the ranks anymore, and those that remain are themselves to scared to go against the majority in their own Party.

Harrell on September 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Will they try to get Hillary to run? She’s the only viable candidate the Dems have.
kingsjester on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

What, Al Franken isn’t good enough for you? You seem to hate short, rotund, cross-eyed, violently tempered, carpet baggers….why is that? Jerk.

Bishop on September 12, 2011 at 10:19 AM

They’re a little slow. Here’s a question that some friends and I were discussing at lunch yesterday. Will they try to get Hillary to run? She’s the only viable candidate the Dems have.

kingsjester on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

You don’t believe they think that, do you?

After all, this is the party of Schumer, Frank and formerly Dodd/Kennedy; Cuomo, Pelosi, Reid and Napolitano.

Heartland America loves these regional extremists!!

rwenger43 on September 12, 2011 at 10:20 AM

They’ve started to recognize the problem, but they’re having trouble diagnosing its causes.

…it’s messaging……

Obama needs more face time in front of the American people///

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2011 at 10:20 AM

They want Obama to be angrier, pound the pulpit, and make a lot more speeches.

Because the American people like to be demagogued and hectored. And that’s all Dear Liar has left.

rbj on September 12, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Now would seem to be a really bad time to take up eating popcorn, I think.

OldEnglish on September 12, 2011 at 10:21 AM

I don’t believe they are just now figuring this out.

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM

They still haven’t figured out the government spending does not stimulate the economy and this goes back to FDR.

WashJeff on September 12, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I’ll admit they struggle with both critical thinking and mathematics .

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Just wait 48 hours. If they lose both special elections, the DNC will be in full blown meltdown.

Chuck Schick on September 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM

“Dems starting to think …. “

Really? I call BS.

fogw on September 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Others in the Democratic Party have fallen victim to the Big Speech Syndrome

BSS. Is that a side-effect of excessive Kool Aid drinking?

ted c on September 12, 2011 at 10:24 AM

The dims will run Tom Harkin as a primary candidate so the down ticket can survive bozo.
The dims would rather Perry, then try and rebuild/salvage seats,blame it on bumma, hope the party remains relevant out side the hood and union districts.

Col.John Wm. Reed on September 12, 2011 at 10:24 AM

If Obama has a shot at re-election, the economy has to start showing signs of real growth and large-scale job creation.

Will never happen with a liberal in charge.

Just about every population center in this country that has strong,majority liberal control is bankrupt and crumbling.

The destruction of California is a prime example of the failure of liberalism in this country.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM

If they REALLY want Obie to quit, just rescind his golfing privileges and make him pay out of his own pocket for those weekly White House parties.

Obama is in it for the perks and the fortune he will amass when he is done.

marybel on September 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM

whether they will watch as Obama drags down Democrats into massive losses in November 2012, or whether they can convince him to step aside so

How will they break the news to Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters and ACORN, NAACP?

Herb on September 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM

or whether they can convince him to step aside so that they can salvage what they can with a different Democratic nominee at the top of the ticket.

….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAaaaaaah…..funny!

royzer on September 12, 2011 at 10:26 AM

I love this line:

They said the likelihood of a highly competitive 2012 race is increasing as the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced and conservative to pose a serious threat

Too conservative?

So they really believed the country turned left in 2008 and never looked back?

And 2010 was a hiccup, right?

Got it.

VibrioCocci on September 12, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Just wait 48 hours. If they lose both special elections, the DNC will be in full blown meltdown.

Chuck Schick on September 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Oh yeah. If Boner’s seat in NYS goes R – panic of epic proportions will ensue !

Shopping list today: POPCORN
BEER

stenwin77 on September 12, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Will he keep Biden VP?

bridgetown on September 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

The commentary above is spot-on. Obama a pragmatist? It is to snicker. He’s a one-trick pony and now that he’s finally supposed to be running something for the first time in his life he can’t grasp the simple fact that you can’t demagogue investors into investing, nor can you rely on government grants to buy prosperity.

That works only for community organizers. Obama is not only in above his pay-grade; he represents the most dramatic application of the Peter Principle in my lifetime.

Drained Brain on September 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

If PBHO were to dumb down his speeches, use small words and a lot of hand gestures, he could gain back middle America rubes.

Bishop on September 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM

the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced

LOL, as opposed to the guy they ran in 2008 with absolutely no experience.

Del Dolemonte on September 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Democrats had better plan on the post-Obama era arriving four years earlier than expected.

If it’s Romney- it’ll be post-Obama but not post-Big Guv.

Conservatism will be over for the foreseeable future.

Bat Chain Puller on September 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Will they try to get Hillary to run? She’s the only viable candidate the Dems have.

kingsjester on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Of course not … as someone above noted, they are stuck with this nitwit because of their race-based politics.

And their demands for an angrier Obama are music to my ears, since Americans do not vote for angry and condescending Presidential candidates. Go ahead, O’Bozo – pound the lectern and raise your stupid voice. I can’t wait to be rid of this pathetic douchebag.

Jaibones on September 12, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Time for another Operation Chaos. Primary the SCOAMF!

JammieWearingFool on September 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM

he can’t grasp the simple fact that you can’t demagogue investors into investing, nor can you rely on government grants to buy prosperity.

That works only for community organizers. Obama is not only in above his pay-grade; he represents the most dramatic application of the Peter Principle in my lifetime.

Drained Brain on September 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Excellent observation!

Vince on September 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Wierner’s deal just might send them into therapy and major panic..

golfmann on September 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Agreed…I think they are just now trying to find a face-saving way out.

JohnTant on September 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM

They are stuck with a black man they elected because he is black. Kinda hard to jump off that pony now without paying the piper.

a capella on September 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM

New Obama election slogan, “Give me one more try at that Hope and Change thing”.

albill on September 12, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Democrats can not drop Obama for the 2012 election. It would be racist, right?

albill on September 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM

The donks are starting to realize the albatrose around their collective necks that is their black faux messiah. After all the racist uproar built up around this man, their blind allegiance to their failed cockeyed ideology just isn’t going to allow them the flexibility to pull the string. It’s something Obozo himself would have to do but alas, the mega-narcissist in him just won’t allow it.

Even if he is somehow replaced, the dhimmi brand is so shot full of holes now that salvaging the White House for them next year is going to be a spectacularly unlikely feat….thank goodness.

starman on September 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM

They’re a little slow. Here’s a question that some friends and I were discussing at lunch yesterday. Will they try to get Hillary to run? She’s the only viable candidate the Dems have.

kingsjester on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

I used to think Hillary would challenge him, but she has been part of the debacle. She stayed too long and is now coated in Obama stink. But who knows what she will do. I’m convinced she hates Obama and that she still wants to be president. If she doesn’t challenge him it’s because she is convinced she can’t win.

If the Dems were smart, they would realize that progressives should only serve one term at a time. You just can’t take the country down too fast because those bitter clingers won’t stay in their place. Obama clearly overplayed his hand. Unless he’s ready to deliver the coup de grâce, they had better hand the seat over lest they damage their brand for the next fifty years.

In all seriousness, we cannot take another four years of the Obomination.

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM

If they weren’t slow on the uptake… they wouldn’t be Democrats.

Murf76 on September 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM

But…but he got Bin Laden!

John Deaux on September 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Dems starting to think admit Obama could lose

…the first step in convincing him not to run for reelection.

Race riots to follow, blamed on Republicans.

Akzed on September 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Obama will have to decide to step down on his own or be very quietly convinced to do so. Because Democrats fear their own meme of being labeled a racist if they publicly call for his resignation or for primary challenges. They created a monster and now they are stuck with it.

NotCoach on September 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM

If I were Obama, I’d watch my back….

(and that is not a threat from me Mr. secret police stalker)

golfmann on September 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Poor, poor Dems.

The reality of elevating an entitled AA hire is backfiring on them.

Now you know what consumers go through on a daily basis, when dealing with Gov employee X, Y, Z – who are there based soley on skin color, results be damned.

25 people waiting on line… perfect time for an “Out to Lunch Sign”… at 11:25 – because they can get away with it an do get away with it.

Play racial politics to the Nth degree… reap what you sow.
A loser.

Odie1941 on September 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Will he keep Biden VP?

bridgetown on September 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

You can’t have Dumb without Dumber, can you?

VibrioCocci on September 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM

If we had the msm doing their job against bho and team, he would already be under the bus with the F&F and what the article below says about this crook and his whole team. But it seems that Fox is about the only station keeping on top of both of these.

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/bobbeauprez/2011/09/11/obamas_pet_billionaire_at_solyndra_make_take_white_house_down
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letget on September 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I think they’re already surveying the National Mall for a place to put a monument to the Most Historic Presidency Evah.

I suggested a bronze plaque over the urinal in the men’s room at the Lincoln Memorial.

BobMbx on September 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM

I don’t believe they are just now figuring this out.

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM

This.

I think they had an idea it was a strong possibility before, but now it is looking inevitable.

With a loss looking more and more certain, the focus shifts to saving their own bacon if possible.

teke184 on September 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Quinn(IL)/Sanders(VT) 2012

‘Cause they will finish us off!

Fallon on September 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Race riots to follow, blamed on Republicans.

Akzed on September 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM

A fitting end to the Obamanation by following the lead of yet another great president:

“I shall not seek, nor will I accept, the nomination of my party”

Talk about quitters.

BobMbx on September 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Obviously these progressives just can’t stand that a black man is in the White House.

GardenGnome on September 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM

The Narcissist-in-chief is never going to allow the party to “remove” him from the ticket. The only move I see the Dims doing is replacing Biden with Hillary, and I’m not convinced that Hillary wants to be tied to this administration any longer than she absolutely has to, it has to be a drag on any future ambitions she may have for holding public office in the future. I wouldn’t be surprised if the party brass asked him to step down and TheWon forms his own BullS**t party ala Teddy Roosevelt since that’s what he knows best. I’m just a gun and bible toting southerner who loves his country though, what do I know.

Mini-14 on September 12, 2011 at 10:58 AM

And as a previous poster said, if the R (Turner I think is his name) wins the deep blue district of NY-9, look for the Dims to go into full blown meltdown mode.

Mini-14 on September 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM

The post-landslide election backlash within the Democrat party against progressives and progressivism is going to be very welcome to see.

MTF on September 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM

And as a previous poster said, if the R (Turner I think is his name) wins the deep blue district of NY-9, look for the Dims to go into full blown meltdown mode.

Mini-14 on September 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM

And it will be so much fun to watch.

Sidenote: Which model Mini-14?

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Obama is like a stripped Phillips head screw: yeah, it could technically do some good somewhere, but it’s stuck where it is, and you really wouldn’t be able to get anywhere with it in the right place even if you could get it unstuck.

Count to 10 on September 12, 2011 at 11:10 AM

I can already taste their tears…

lovingmyUSA on September 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

A primary challenger from the right of BHO won’t win the primary. A challenger from the left might win the primary but would lose the General. They would have to find someone who takes BHO out not on ideology or agenda but directly on competence. That will allow them to run to the center during the general without alot of retorical baggage from the primary.

KW64 on September 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Looks like that Mount Rushmore thing is on hold, then?

a capella on September 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Here’s a question that some friends and I were discussing at lunch yesterday. Will they try to get Hillary to run? She’s the only viable candidate the Dems have.

[kingsjester on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM]

She’s certainly the only viable candidate to beat Obama. But she’d never win the general election. No Dem can win the Presidency in the general election next year unless Obama willingly decides not to run. And Obama won’t willingly decide not to run. That and several other reasons is why she won’t run.

Then again, I may be overestimating her intelligence.

Dusty on September 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Just convince these three to run. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, and maybe Pelosi to round it out.

//snark

Slowburn on September 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM

I think the Democrats need to really worry about their chances of losing the Senate, bigtime. The people that voted to change the House, and saw how the Senate could easily obstruct anything the House passed, will look to change the Senate also into something closer to filibuster proof.

If the Democrats were smart, something I’d never accuse them of, they’d start working with the House to do what’s necessary. Obama would still veto it, but they’d at least have the possibility of saving some seats. As far as the over-ride is concerned, they’d have to play it carefully.

I believe that, doing what they’re doing now, is an election disaster just waiting to happen. People know how the far-left thinks and what they do with all the power and it’s spawned a tea party. The Democrats best hope is the Republicans do the same thing with all the power and they get theirs back because their insane approach this time around is likely to cost them power for a while and, if the Republicans do it right, for a long time.

bflat879 on September 12, 2011 at 11:24 AM

If they drop Obama, the African-American voting bloc will not come out in the numbers needed for the Dems to be competitive in the general election.

PackerBronco on September 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM

The A-A vote will also be absent for the next several elections. The Democrat Party will go into near-term deep decline.

Obama will have to decide to step down on his own or be very quietly convinced to do so. Because Democrats fear their own meme of being labeled a racist if they publicly call for his resignation or for primary challenges. They created a monster and now they are stuck with it.

NotCoach on September 12

The only way out for the Dems will be to convince Obama to get an excuse from his doctor that says he has to step down at the end of his first term for health reasons. That way the A-A vote won’t snub the Democrat Party. The chances of this happening are close to nil due to the grossly inflated ego of our President.

stefano1 on September 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM

False flag operation to hit around June or July of 2012. Remember, Liberals are the epitome of projection. They only believe Republicans have done these things because they actually have done it or have the desire to do it.

Or, since Bin Laden is dead, I guess it is possible they put out super duper top secret photos of where Obama went back in time and actually killed Hitler in his bunker.

ButterflyDragon on September 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I’m lovin’ it.

Thank you Mistah President /crr6

AH_C on September 12, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Theres no way obama is ‘stepping aside’.
No way. No chance. It would devastate them for decades and do almost irreparable harm to the party.

Handel on September 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Looks like that Mount Rushmore thing is on hold, then?

a capella on September 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

.
There’s no room for big ears up there beside Lincoln. Just sayin’…

ExpressoBold on September 12, 2011 at 11:34 AM

I don’t believe they are just now figuring this out.

flyfisher on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Well, after years and years of seeing poll numbers, using samples that are ridiculously skewed in your party’s favor, telling you how adored Teh Precious is, I guess this has to come as a surprise to them.

UltimateBob on September 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Just convince these three to run. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, and maybe Pelosi to round it out.

What? No vote for Debbie Wasserman Schultz? Then there’s always dirty Harry. But of course with Maxine you get a twofer – black and female.

katablog.com on September 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Gore/ManBearPig 2012!

Weebork on September 12, 2011 at 11:37 AM

With so much ego, arrogance, self importance, and narcissism in one party…it’s no wonder they didn’t see this months ago.

A big Duuuuuuuuh to the elitist wannabes.

capejasmine on September 12, 2011 at 11:41 AM

katablog.com on September 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM

I couldn’t go there an keep my breakfast.

Slowburn on September 12, 2011 at 11:43 AM

If this weeks special elections go to the Rs, look for the Solyndra scandal to really take off. I think the Ds have plenty of dirt on The One and they will use it to force him out. They may just use the threat of broadening the scandal, but they may have to pull the trigger if the egotist and chief refuses to leave. I don’t think they’ll use the F&F scandal because too many other top rank Ds are involved, buy Solyndra could be tied to a select few, minimizing the damage to their party as a whole, while making it look like Obama was using crony capitalism to buy votes.

ReaganWasRight on September 12, 2011 at 11:45 AM

The only question remaining will be whether they will watch as Obama drags down Democrats into massive losses in November 2012, or whether they can convince him to step aside so that they can salvage what they can with a different Democratic nominee at the top of the ticket.

Hubris is a powerful drug.

Rick Perry was right, this is going to get ugly.

Dr Evil on September 12, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Why is it the Democrats cannot recognize the problem is Obama’s, and their, policies that are the reason for the likely defeat of Obama? Obamacare and regulations that further cause unemployment come immediately to mind.

sadatoni on September 12, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Will they try to get Hillary to run? She’s the only viable candidate the Dems have.

kingsjester on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Surely you jest! Why they’ve got…

John (I served in Vietnam) Kerry
John (Eeeeeegaaaayaaa) Dean
Al (Resist we much) Sharpton
Maxine (Go straight to HELL!) Waters
Nanzi (Pass the bill to find out what’s in it) Pelosi
Harry (Smell my flowers) Reid
Anthony (take my picture) Weiner

And the list goes on, they’ve got any number of viable candidates. Whatchu talkin’ bout.

Oldnuke on September 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Dems starting to think Obama coulc lose.

…ya think! Those racist.

HellCat on September 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM

They said the likelihood of a highly competitive 2012 race is increasing as the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced and conservative…

Too inexperienced? Really?!? After running Obummer? AHH HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What the heck (real world) experience did he ever have? Oh that’s funny right there! I don’t care who you are!

I’ve got to get a Kleenex to wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes…((giggle))

Battlecruiser-operational on September 12, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Obama step aside.

ha
haha
ahhh hahhahh
Bawaaaaahhhh…wheeze…haha…cough…cough…

sorry.

mechkiller_k on September 12, 2011 at 12:02 PM

They were all banking on the take-down of America being completed by 2012… Barry promised, but those damn Tea Party People got in the way… And all this New Media… well that didn’t help… So now they’re stuck, and Barry has become an anchor.
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RalphyBoy on September 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Self preservation is as natural as breathing. Expect nothing less but for the Democrat party to try to toss Obama under his own bus and try save their own hides.

Scorched_Earth on September 12, 2011 at 12:17 PM

John (I served in Vietnam) Kerry
John (Eeeeeegaaaayaaa) Dean
Al (Resist we much) Sharpton
Maxine (Go straight to HELL!) Waters
Nanzi (Pass the bill to find out what’s in it) Pelosi
Harry (smell the masses) Reid FIFY
Anthony (look at my) Weiner FIFY

Do not forget William Cold Cash Jackson

katablog.com on September 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

ah we forgot the VIP! Blunder plugs!

katablog.com on September 12, 2011 at 12:23 PM

If the Won walks I hope we get the Goracle. A full year of global warming debunking would really round this out nicely.

MTF on September 12, 2011 at 12:24 PM

They could always dust of John(deny my baby)Edwards. A little scandal here and there doesn’t seem to hurt running Democrats

katablog.com on September 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM

I wonder how the Democrats like their burnt toast? With cream cheese or marmalade?

kens on September 12, 2011 at 12:31 PM

There’s still time to nominate Alvin Greene. On second thought, how will people know the difference?

Western_Civ on September 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM

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