No way Obama’s jobs bill will pass the Senate, say — Democrats?

posted at 12:05 pm on September 14, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Okay, someone had better ‘fess up.  Democrats lost a House seat in New York City, Barack Obama dropped below majority job approval in California, and now Senate Democrats are attacking Obama’s proposal to raise taxes to pay for Porkulus II: Economic Boogaloo.  Did we flip over to the Terran Empire last night?  And why do I have a goatee?

As he demands Congress quickly approve his ambitious proposal aimed at reviving the sagging economy, many Democrats on Capitol Hill appear far from sold that the president has the right antidote to spur major job growth and turn around their party’s political fortunes.

“Terrible,” Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) told POLITICO when asked about the president’s ideas for how to pay for the $450 billion price tag. “We shouldn’t increase taxes on ordinary income. … There are other ways to get there.”

“That offset is not going to fly, and he should know that,” said Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu from the energy-producing Louisiana, referring to Obama’s elimination of oil and gas subsidies. “Maybe it’s just for his election, which I hope isn’t the case.”

“I think the best jobs bill that can be passed is a comprehensive long-term deficit-reduction plan,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), discussing proposals to slash the debt by $4 trillion by overhauling entitlement programs and raising revenue through tax reforms. “That’s better than everything else the president is talking about — combined.”

And those are just the moderates in the party. Some liberals also have concerns.

The concern that liberals have is mainly about extending the temporary payroll-tax cut, and they have a point.  That reduces the amount of revenue flowing into an already-teetering Social Security system in an effort to make up the difference by fueling economic growth.  Unfortunately, that didn’t actually work, because the tax relief was temporary and too small to boot.  Extending the cut may sound good to workers and to Republicans who like tax cuts in principle, but it’s the same kind of short-term gimmickry that has characterized Obamanomics all along. And it makes Social Security that much more difficult to fix in any reform effort, too.

It’s also interesting to note that both Webb and Landrieu aren’t facing voters next year.  Webb’s seat is up but Webb won’t be defending it; Landrieu won her last election in 2008 and won’t have to defend the seat until 2014.  Carper comes from as safe a state for a Democrat as can be found, so while he has to campaign for re-election in 2012, he’s not going to be terribly concerned about his chances in deep-blue Delaware — unless the 2012 election turns into such a bloodbath that no Democrat is safe.

And if these relatively safe Democrats are bailing on the jobs bill, or at least its pay-fors, then what can we expect from endangered Democrats like Ben Nelson (NE), Claire McCaskill (MO), Bill Nelson (FL), or even Bob Casey (PA), whose state went all Republican in 2010?  Obama wants to paint House Republicans as obstructionists so that he can make the do-nothing Congress argument in 2012, but that strategy will fail spectacularly if his own party refuses to consider the bill in the Senate.  If that happens, the only Barack Obama serving a second term in office will have a goatee.

Update: I put Ben Nelson in twice.  Initially when I wrote this, I almost put Bill Nelson in twice.

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Can the House drag its feet and not vote on it, while it goes down to defeat in the Democrat Senate? That’d be sooooooooo sweet!

MassVictim on September 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Abandon ship! Gangway! Every ‘Rat for himself!

kingsjester on September 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM

If that happens, the only Barack Obama serving a second term in office will have a goatee.

What? Edward…Im a lil slow, I don’t get it. I betcha its funny tho.

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Cowards.

mythicknight on September 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM

It took 8 years for the Republicans to abandon GW Bush.

It took 3 years for the Democrats to abandon Obama.

Bullet Train to failure.

portlandon on September 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM

That’s it! I’m reporting them on Obama’s informant site. They are all just racists.

MikeA on September 14, 2011 at 12:11 PM

This isn’t shaping up to be one of those rare exceptions when the rats swim toward a sinking ship.

Drained Brain on September 14, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I’m waiting to see how long Barry will continue his barnstorming around the country to sell his “jobs” bill. Only ones who appear to be attending are the Kool Aid crowd.

GarandFan on September 14, 2011 at 12:11 PM

And Spoc says…

BobMbx on September 14, 2011 at 12:11 PM

So… serious question:

Is there a point at which Barack Obama pulls a Lyndon Johnson and says he won’t run for his party’s nomination?

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Angry white Democrats can’t stand to see a black man in the White House trying to get things done.

myrenovations on September 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think “interesting” would suffice.

Spock

Juno77 on September 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM

With 0bama at the top of the ticket, the democrats will face a defeat that will make the 2010 midterm asskicking look like a walk in the park.

You know the democrat apparatchiks are trying to figure out a way to primary 0bama without losing the black vote.

Until then, watch democrats flee in mortal terror from 0bama, the bringer of elecorial death.

Rebar on September 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM

“That offset is not going to fly, and he should know that,” said Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu from the energy-producing Louisiana, referring to Obama’s elimination of oil and gas subsidies. “Maybe it’s just for his election, which I hope isn’t the case.”

Hey 0bamAA+, even Mary Landrieu is telling you to get stuffed.

After your “arbitrary and capricious” Gulf drilling moratorium that cost thousands of Louisianans their jobs, you expect her to roll over after having her phone lines crashed by her constituents?!?

PAYBACK’S B&TCH, AIN’T IT?

Har-de-har-de-HAR-HAR-HAR!!!

cane_loader on September 14, 2011 at 12:15 PM

“I think the best jobs bill that can be passed is a comprehensive long-term deficit-reduction plan,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.),

I’m real tired of this word..”comprehensive”. I don’t care what Webster says it means. Anymore, it simply means “I don’t have a clue about what I’m doing, but I’ve been told to use ‘comprehensive’ whenever possible. It sounds good, and implies the existence of a plan.”

What we need, instead, is comprehensive re-staffing of Congress.

BobMbx on September 14, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Heh, heh, “all or nada” — Axelturd

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Is there a point at which Barack Obama pulls a Lyndon Johnson and says he won’t run for his party’s nomination?

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Quit now? Hell, he’s winning.

~Debbie

BobMbx on September 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Is there a point at which Barack Obama pulls a Lyndon Johnson and says he won’t run for his party’s nomination?
JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Yes, when all the White House flatware, china, bedding, and candlesticks have been safely moved to the Obama’s Chicago home.

Bishop on September 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Abandon ship! Gangway! Every ‘Rat for himself!

kingsjester on September 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM

If by “Rat” you are referring to democ’RATs I am reporting you!

VegasRick on September 14, 2011 at 12:18 PM

The Job Plan is a net tax increase and welfare program for unions which will collect dues and give them to Democrat poltical campaigns.

The taxes foregone will be collected elsewhere, and the “new spending” will be offset by new tax collections. The deficit remains the same, but in effect the private sector coughs $450+B that otherwise could go to more constructive investments to spur the economy.

A tax increase in a down economy is not going to spur job creation.

Obama is adding to his uncanny batting average success at making bad economic policy choices. There is no alternative to questioning what his real goals are.

Harry Schell on September 14, 2011 at 12:18 PM

What’s next?!?

Hello, Candidate Clinton!!

AubieJon on September 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Can the House drag its feet and not vote on it, while it goes down to defeat in the Democrat Senate? That’d be sooooooooo sweet!

MassVictim on September 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM

The House should break it into pieces and hold votes on each piece.
This would force the Senate to vote on only those pieces that House Republicans like, then Boehner can blame either Senate Democrats for obstruction (if they filibuster or vote it down) or Obama (if he vetoes them).

The “pieces” calling for additional spending and taxes will probably be voted down in the House, and since “revenue-raising” bills MUST originate in the House, the whole thing will collapse. Then the House can pass bills to rescind oppressive regulations, which WOULD stimulate job growth, and blame Obama for not signing them.

Steve Z on September 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Bearded Spock was awesome. Don’t mix him into this.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM

What we need, instead, is comprehensive re-staffing of Congress.

BobMbx

The word comprehensive in politics always means only two things: Amnesty for illegals or tax increases.

JAM on September 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM

it was clear that the White House needed to redouble its sales job — or tweak its plan — to force Democrats to fall in line at a pivotal point in Obama’s presidency.

Pivotal. Really?

Where I’m from, we call someone who pivots a lot a ‘loose cannon’ or ‘walking around in circles’.

BobMbx on September 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Is anyone in the House even pushing this thing yet?

Oldnuke on September 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM

…Senate Democrats are attacking Obama’s proposal to raise taxes to pay for Porkulus II: Economic Boogaloo.

Should they be reported to Attack Watch?

Fallon on September 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM

What? Edward…Im a lil slow, I don’t get it. I betcha its funny tho.

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Alternate reality. I assume.

Electrongod on September 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM

With 0bama at the top of the ticket, the democrats will face a defeat that will make the 2010 midterm asskicking look like a walk in the park.

You know the democrat apparatchiks are trying to figure out a way to primary 0bama without losing the black vote.

Until then, watch democrats flee in mortal terror from 0bama, the bringer of elecorial death.

Rebar on September 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM

They could run Alvin Green against him.

cartooner on September 14, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Did we flip over to the Terran Empire last night? And why do I have a goatee?

I understood all of that.

Good God I’m old.

Tim_CA on September 14, 2011 at 12:21 PM

If that happens, the only Barack Obama serving a second term in office will have a goatee.

What? Edward…Im a lil slow, I don’t get it. I betcha its funny tho.

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM

In the Terran Empire, officers were promoted for assassinating their superiors and order was kept by use of the “Agonizer” pain-giving devices. In some serious cases, the “Agony Booth” could also be used. Aesthetic differences included: the Mirror-crew’s uniforms were flamboyant and somewhat robe-like, with ceremonial daggers for the officers; Mirror-Sulu was a Gestapo-like political officer with a disfiguring facial scar; Mirror-Spock had a goatee (which has led to a number of pop culture references of people from “evil alternate universes” having goatees

canditaylor68 on September 14, 2011 at 12:21 PM

VegasRick on September 14, 2011 at 12:18 PM

That’s alright, Rick. After my blog this morning, I’m toast, anyway.
LOL.

kingsjester on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Too funny, excellent Ed :)

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

That poor, poor man, type cast as a Vulcan. He could never get a decent job after that.

Skandia Recluse on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Bearded Spock was awesome.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM

He sure was…

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Without followers, evil cannot spread.

Spock

Juno77 on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

“I think the best jobs bill that can be passed is a comprehensive long-term deficit-reduction plan,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), discussing proposals to slash the debt by $4 trillion by overhauling entitlement programs and raising revenue through tax reforms. “That’s better than everything else the president is talking about — combined.”

Amazing!

Vince on September 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM

What’s next?!?

Hello, Candidate Clinton!!

AubieJon on September 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM

No, it will be hard to find anyone who wants to take on the burden this administration has created…best to wait four years.
Let Obama take a beating, then step in and say “I am not Obama, I can save the day”…

right2bright on September 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Glen Beck’s producer just read a tweet to Attachwatch.
“Hey, AttachWatch, I just saw 6 atm machines in a back alley killing a job. It looked like a hate crime!”

I was dying!

JAM on September 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM

What bill? Has it been filed in the House yet?

SouthernGent on September 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Is there a point at which Barack Obama pulls a Lyndon Johnson and says he won’t run for his party’s nomination?

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Naah, as long as there’s a chance that he’ll be able to continue his lavish celebrity lifestyle, he’s going to go for it.

UltimateBob on September 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM

ohhh, ok. I must’ve missed those episodes.

ted c on September 14, 2011 at 12:24 PM

I understood all of that.

Good God I’m old.

Tim_CA on September 14, 2011 at 12:21 PM

We will grow old and die someday. Spoc will live forever.

I remember having fighting with my older brother about which show was better…Star Trek (him), and Lost In Space (me).

Obviously, I was wrong. And that still burns my ass 40+ years later.

BobMbx on September 14, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Is there a point at which Barack Obama pulls a Lyndon Johnson and says he won’t run for his party’s nomination?

No, because Obama lacks LBJ’s humility and honor.

Fabozz on September 14, 2011 at 12:24 PM

That’s alright, Rick. After my blog this morning, I’m toast, anyway.
LOL.

kingsjester on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Obambi sucks. (standing with you my friend).

VegasRick on September 14, 2011 at 12:24 PM

That poor, poor man, type cast as a Vulcan. He could never get a decent job after that.

Skandia Recluse on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Yes, the poor multimillionaire, what to do with all those millions?

But one heck of an oxymoron…a decent job in Hollywood…

right2bright on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

How many Democrats said there’s no way the jobs bill will pass the Senate?

None? OK. Thanks for the saucy headline.

Constantine on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

That poor, poor man, type cast as a Vulcan. He could never get a decent job after that.

Skandia Recluse on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Dude, he was Tevye

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Did we flip over to the Terran Empire last night?

hahahaha! Anyone who understands that may be spending too much time at Star Trek conventions.

Ooooops! I understand that!

csdeven on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

That poor, poor man, type cast as a Vulcan. He could never get a decent job after that.

Skandia Recluse on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Yeah, throw me in that briar patch too. Immortality is such a bother.

BobMbx on September 14, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Ooooops! I understand that!

csdeven on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

A Ferengi & a Romulan walk into a bar…..

portlandon on September 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Boehner needs to announce that the bill will not be considered by the House until AFTER it has passed the Senate. Then, when Obama tries to blame “Republican obstructionism” for blocking it, we can point out he couldn’t even carry the Democratic Senate.

The lying jerk will try it anyway, but it gives us a solid rebuttal.

Carper’s seat may not be so “safe” as he thinks . . . Christine O’Donnell awaits, tanned, rested, and ready to bring in more sucker money. Besides, she might throw a little Screamin’ Jay at him . . .

Adjoran on September 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM

“Did we flip over to the Terran Empire last night?”

Apparently your guest hosting of the Roger Hedgecock show had cosmic repercussions Ed…

Seven Percent Solution on September 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM

the problem is not enough obama speeches. schedule more primetime speeches and this will pass like crap thru a goose.

chasdal on September 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Why have we suddenly decided to pretend that social security is not paid from the general fund? What’s with this new, sudden concern that payroll tax cuts are going to further erode social security? Just 2 1/2 years ago, before “porkulus”, many (most?) of us, including prominent right-of-center bloggers, were enthusiastically supporting a full long-term payroll tax holiday, and now it’s concerning because Obama is proposing it?

Let’s focus on actual problems with his bill–and there are many.

DaveS on September 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

I’m real tired of this word..”comprehensive”. I don’t care what Webster says it means. Anymore, it simply means “I don’t have a clue about what I’m doing, but I’ve been told to use ‘comprehensive’ whenever possible. It sounds good, and implies the existence of a plan.”

I too am sick of “comprehensive” plans, which IMHO means a huge hodgepodge of incoherent and contradictory programs that must be passed on an all-or-nothing, take-it-or-leave-it basis. The parts of these plans are each meant to please a small constituency, but the overall mixture ends up pleasing nobody.

We even had “comprehensive” energy reform and “comprehensive” immigration reform under the Bush Administration, and neither of them got through Congress.

It’s time for Congress to do its duty, and pass whatever can get 50% of the votes in the House and 60% in the Senate, and stop holding out for unreachable panaceas, either on the Left or Right. Then put the onus on Obama to take it or leave it.

To do this, proposals need to be broken up into small enough pieces, some of which can quickly gain bipartisan support, others that are more contentious. Pass the easy stuff first, then debate the contentious issues longer later, and if it dies in gridlock, so be it. Then let the voters decide who is to blame.

If the voters give us a Republican President and Senate in 2012, THEN we can reach for the stars…

Steve Z on September 14, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Obama’s Bonfire of the Vanities: NY’s Bob Turner on his win – We have lit one candle today. It’s going to be a bonfire pretty soon.I think 2012 is going to turn into quite the conflagration, visible in any universe.

Live long and prosper, Ed. Any post that can be tied into a Star Trek episode is a classic. :)

Mutnodjmet on September 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM

It took 8 years for the Republicans to abandon GW Bush.

It took 3 years for the Democrats to abandon Obama.

Bullet Train to failure.

portlandon on September 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM

I’m not quite sure that’s what Biden had in mind…

Washington Nearsider on September 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM

I wonder what the master plan is here….. It appears that he is attempting to hasten the failure of Social Security. It has to be part of the gameplan, I just don’t know what ‘structure’ they have waiting for that inevitibility.

cktheman on September 14, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Here is Barry’s plan:

Take money from “wealthy” people and give it to my friends.

Make the Super Committee figure out how to pay for it.

Force another debt ceiling vote ’cause the debt keeps piling up.

Double down on failed stimulus ideas.

Go around the country and make speeches to unions and minorities.

Brilliant!

johnboy on September 14, 2011 at 12:34 PM

DaveS on September 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

i dont remember anyone being up in arms trying to get the payroll tax reduced…

chasdal on September 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM

The dems are heading for the exits. I have seen about ten articles already today about Dem panic.

They were panicky BEFORE this loss. In reality they must be bordering on hysteria. Hillary has to be fuming. Even if she jumped in now, she would lose.

Ooooops! I understand that!

csdeven on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

+1

Today is Walter Koenig’s 75th birthday.

dogsoldier on September 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Aren’t these the same jobs they saved and made last time?

tinkerthinker on September 14, 2011 at 12:36 PM

We have lit one candle today. It’s going to be a bonfire pretty soon.I think 2012 is going to turn into quite the conflagration, visible in any universe.

Mutnodjmet on September 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Racissssst! Hate monger!!! Violent rhetoric!!!

Report him!!!

csdeven on September 14, 2011 at 12:36 PM

And if these relatively safe Democrats are bailing on the jobs bill, or at least its pay-fors, then what can we expect from endangered Democrats like Ben Nelson (NE),

Ben has suddenly gone all conservative, unexpectedly. Won’t matter. He’s toast. Obamacare exists because of him. We haven’t forgotten. So, he’ll vote Nay on Scooter’s bill, but it won’t help.

a capella on September 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM

I was watching MSNBC last night – yea I know – and they were discussing Obama’s new and improved messaging. A WaPo “reporter” was on saying that Obama is finally taking his message to the people and since the people are behind him, Republicans are sure to cave and raise taxes to pay for his union slush fund scheme hover ready projects.

The sad part is I think he truly believed that.

angryed on September 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM

hover = shovel…how the hell do you mistype that?

angryed on September 14, 2011 at 12:38 PM

It would be hilarious for the house to pass the bill, then have the Democrat Senate kill it. The 2012 commercials would be fantastic.

angryed on September 14, 2011 at 12:40 PM

How many Democrats said there’s no way the jobs bill will pass the Senate?

None? OK. Thanks for the saucy headline.

Constantine on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Seems someone failed to meet his or her obligations vis-a-vis a certain web site… Typical.

stvnscott on September 14, 2011 at 12:40 PM

I’m starting to wonder if the Dems have already decided to primary Obama, but haven’t made it public yet.

capejasmine on September 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

…Senate Democrats are attacking Obama’s proposal to raise taxes to pay for Porkulus II: Economic Boogaloo.

Should they be reported to Attack Watch?

Fallon on September 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Does a bear sh!t in the woods?

visions on September 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

I’m starting to wonder if the Dems have already decided to primary Obama, but haven’t made it public yet.

capejasmine on September 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Will never, ever happen. He might throw Biden under the bus though.

visions on September 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM

That poor, poor man, type cast as a Vulcan. He could never get a decent job after that.

Skandia Recluse on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Get over it. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

fossten on September 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Constantine on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Wow! It really does suck to be you, doesn’t it!

capejasmine on September 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

A Ferengi

portlandon on September 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Dude, that sooo Next Gen.

The good news is Senate Dems are trying to hold on to their jobs by distancing themselves from Obama. He’s toast.

John the Libertarian on September 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Today is Walter Koenig’s 75th birthday.

dogsoldier on September 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Holy crap! My Bio-neural gel pack must have an infection and I didn’t get that communication from Starfleet!

csdeven on September 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

So, if I understand Ed’s post correctly, we must asked, “Is this the alternative universe barbarian Spock, or the civilized universe logical Spock that we are to discern these events?”

Has Yoda been born yet?

I’m so confused.

locomotivebreath1901 on September 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Wait a minute: I though Obama was Spock.

Captain Kirock on September 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM

If that happens, the only Barack Obama serving a second term in office will have a goatee.

-
I think you nailed it Ed… The real Spock always said “Live long and prosper”… and the anti-Obama might say the same thing.
-

RalphyBoy on September 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

They must have Pelosi locked away in a broom closet somewhere, because it’s usually about now that she is running all over the landscape waving her arms in the air and shrieking how we have to pass the bill so we can know exactly what is in it!

pilamaye on September 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Yes, when all the White House flatware, china, bedding, and candlesticks have been safely moved to the Obama’s Chicago home.

Bishop on September 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM

I shudder to think of how ugly it’s going to get after the election results come in. Barry will have between Nov. 2012 and Jan. 2013 to take his revenge on the country that rejected him (and we all know how well he copes with rejection). If you think his current EO’s are destructive, wait until he knows he has nothing left to lose . . . .

AZCoyote on September 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM

and the anti-Obama reverse-Obama (more correct)

RalphyBoy on September 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM

The real Spock always said “Live long and prosper”

And the real Obama says “at some point I think you’ve earned enough money.” And he’s also thinking: “at some point, I think you’ve lived long enough (now take your pill and die like a good little comrade, granny”).

AZCoyote on September 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM

That poor, poor man, type cast as a Vulcan. He could never get a decent job after that.

Skandia Recluse on September 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Get over it. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

fossten on September 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Classic!

Tim_CA on September 14, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Dude, that sooo Next Gen.

John the Libertarian on September 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Of course. The Next Generation Series was far better than the original series.

The Original series cast Movies however, are better then the Next Gen movies.

portlandon on September 14, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Is there a point at which Barack Obama pulls a Lyndon Johnson and says he won’t run for his party’s nomination?
JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM

That will never happen. Michelle won’t allow it; she’s already got another four years of luxurious vacations planned.

Vyce on September 14, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Holy crap! My Bio-neural gel pack must have an infection and I didn’t get that communication from Starfleet!

csdeven on September 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

heh arrived on my holophone 2 this morning. You need an upgrade.

dogsoldier on September 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Must report to AttackWatch
Must report to AttackWatch
Must report to AttackWatch
Must report to AttackWatch
Must report to AttackWatch

Signed, The ObamaBorg

IowaWoman on September 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM

So… serious question:

Is there a point at which Barack Obama pulls a Lyndon Johnson and says he won’t run for his party’s nomination?

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Serious answer:

When Soros et al realizes that there is no way Obama gets a second term, a meeting will be held, and an announcement such as you described will come from Obama shortly thereafter.

DrAllecon on September 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM

AZCoyote on September 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM

That, and I suspect the WH will be left in far worse condition, than when the Clintons left. More than the w’s on keyboards are going to be missing. And as riled up as these left loons get, I wouldn’t put it past them to really do some permanent structural damage, if they’re given the opportunity.

capejasmine on September 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Is there a point at which Barack Obama pulls a Lyndon Johnson and says he won’t run for his party’s nomination?

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM

No.

Del Dolemonte on September 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM

The word has gone out that Obama is toast. They are setting the stage for Clinton or Gore.

astuddis on September 14, 2011 at 1:30 PM

How many Democrats said there’s no way the jobs bill will pass the Senate?

None? OK. Thanks for the saucy headline.

Constantine on September 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Just curious. What have you done with crr6?

Del Dolemonte on September 14, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Ed, it is Bill Nelson in FL, not Ben Nwlson. : )

herm2416 on September 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Look for more and more distancing of Obama by Congressional democrats. The drag he brings upticket is intolerable to them. It looks increasingly likely that Obama is being thrown overboard.

For the good of the party.

astuddis on September 14, 2011 at 1:36 PM

In reverse-Obama world the needs of the Won outweigh the needs of the many.

But we are in luck. There will be free Tribbles for EVERYONE!! YAY!!!

Lily on September 14, 2011 at 1:36 PM

A million to one against this shite-samich passing!

“So you’re saying I’ve got a chance?”

Barry O

Ogabe on September 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Or, the drag he leaves downticket, whichever.

astuddis on September 14, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Obama is going to look awful lonely out on the campaign trail. No Democrat running for re-election is going to want to be within 10 miles of any of his campaign stops, he’s become that toxic.

Trafalgar on September 14, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Must report to AttackWatch
Must report to AttackWatch
Must report to AttackWatch
Must report to AttackWatch
Must report to AttackWatch

Signed, The ObamaBorg

IowaWoman on September 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Hope And Change Is Futile!

pilamaye on September 14, 2011 at 1:40 PM

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