WaPo: Hey, maybe it’s impossible for any president to succeed anymore

posted at 6:01 pm on June 18, 2012 by Allahpundit

Erick Erickson calls this the “penultimate Jimmy Carter moment of the Obama presidency.” With good reason: Per Newsbusters, turns out the same paper ran essentially the same story in January 1980 about Jimmeh’s floundering first (and ultimately only) term. Think of it as a bookend to Democrats’ evergreen lament about how poor their “messaging” is: If liberalism is failing, there’s always an explanation besides policy. Either they’re not “telling their story” effectively — hence the consultations with Steven Spielberg — or America’s now simply too noisy and complex to be governed effectively by anyone, including a left-wing messiah who won in a landslide and whose party controlled both chambers of Congress when he took office.

I think Erick’s wrong about this being the penultimate Carter moment, though. The penultimate moment will be if/when Romney does well at the debates, thereby proving to undecideds that he’s sufficiently “presidential” to be trusted with power. That’s what finished Carter off in 1980. Election day was the coup de grace.

Consider this: We are in the midst of more than a decade-long streak of pessimism about the state of the country, partisanship is at all-time highs and the media have splintered — Twitter, blogs, Facebook and so on and so forth — in a thousand directions all at once.

Add those three major factors up and what becomes clear is that any president elected (or re-elected) this November has slim hopes — or at the most a very narrow window — for political success…

Layer over the constant stream of news with the fact that Twitter, blogs and cable television turn every slip of the tongue, misstatements or gaffe into a mountain — “the private sector is doing fine” being a prime, recent example — and it’s clear that the idea that the president can drive the hourly, daily or weekly message of his choosing feels outdated. The bully pulpit may still exist, but it’s far less bully than it once was.

That’s especially true not only because the fracturing of the media makes it hard to push a clear message but also because roughly half of the American public doesn’t want to hear the message (whatever it is) because it is of the other party.

So this is actually a “messaging” lament wrapped inside an “America’s ungovernable” lament. If you’re going to devote column space to exculpating O for the dreariness of his term, I guess you might as well kitchen-sink it.

The silliest part of this, actually, is the idea that tweets and blogs and even cable TV are major obstacles to Obama. That might be true if the electorate was uniformly interested in following politics day to day, but of course they’re not. My guess is that the low-information voters who’ll end up deciding the election probably don’t consume much more than a bit of news on the network morning shows and then a few minutes more during the national newscasts each night at 6:30, with some newspaper-reading mixed in. Their sense of how well or how poorly the country’s doing is, I think, basically impressionistic: Big news and large themes, like the eurozone’s troubles and the recent terrible trend in unemployment, filter through but the day-to-day frenzies of Romney talking about Wawa are too ephemeral to penetrate. All of which is to say, if unemployment was at six percent and the economy had added 300,000 jobs last month, Obama’s “messaging” would be doing just fine. It’s because they aren’t that his campaign and his apologists are forced to pretend that there’s now some sort of unmanageable cacophony preventing him from rightly convincing voters that everything is the GOP’s fault. That was the subject of Saturday’s “weekly address,” incidentally; it was dutifully covered by various news outlets and posted prominently at the top of the White House website over the weekend. Go see for yourself how many views it got on YouTube. Most people just don’t pay attention to this stuff.

Go read James Taranto for several more examples of media hand-wringing in 1980 about how goshdarned impossible it’s become to govern America effectively. Exit quotation from Robert Redford: “The Democratic Party has a good story to tell, but they don’t know how to tell it.” Sigh.


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It’s Bushes fault!

sandee on June 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM

So I guess this means the MSM will cut Romney the same amount of slack that they have cut Obama for the last 3 and a half years, right??

txmomof6 on June 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

WaPo smells Obama defeat. It’s delicious.

Philly on June 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Not for a halfway decent one. For an a$$clown with $hit for brains, yea, probably.

msupertas on June 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

If only we could be more perfect subjects.

tom daschle concerned on June 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Lebron: “Nobody can win the NBA championship anymore”

faraway on June 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM

“The Democratic Party has a good story to tell, but they don’t know how to tell it.”

Well, when your primary messenger is a SCOAMF and TFGP, what do you expect?

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:08 PM

In which Chris Cillizza discovers Teh One is no messiah and that the MSM is no longer in control.

publiuspen on June 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM

This and the “racist white voters” memes are the two top excuses for the unqualified prince the media helped to put in place, and know that they are losing. Laughing at them in Nov. will be the biggest Schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM

What do you mean:

“The silliest part of this, actually, is the idea that tweets and blogs and even cable TV are major obstacles to Obama.”

If we still had three channels he would be leading by at least 10 points.

And even the top libs despise Fox News Channel, threads like this one and all the tweets flying with every negative piece of news.

IlikedAUH2O on June 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM

low-information voters who’ll end up deciding the election probably don’t consume much more than a bit of news on the network morning shows and then a few minutes more during the national newscasts each night at 6:30

*shudder*

and they are gullible enough to believe the tripe that the lsm offers them….

cripe…

my eeyore flag just rose a little…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM

+1

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM

WaPo smells Obama defeat. It’s delicious.

Philly on June 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

It’s about time they smelled something other than what they smell with their noses planted so far up Obama’s arse.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM

If only we could be more perfect subjects.

tom daschle concerned on June 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

*whispers* we’ve let them down. :(

Axe on June 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

“Like Carter , he can not succeed.. wait, we didn’t say that!”

the_nile on June 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

WaPo: Hey, maybe it’s impossible for any president to succeed anymore
=========

Maybe Obama needs a “Stimulus” to get his *ss going,er,
politically I mean!!
(sarc)

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Obama succeeded…in getting us in much deeper sh*t.

rubberneck on June 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

There is just no end to the excuses these libturds will make up to cover for their messiah. But as I’ve said before, real messiahs don’t make excuses, they just shut up and do–and they succeed in the face of any and all obstacles.

stukinIL4now on June 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

WaPo: Hey, maybe it’s impossible for any president to succeed anymore…

Limbaugh devoted time on his program today to demolishing this latest leftist bs. Nobody does that better than Limbaugh.

TeaPartyNation on June 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Election day was the coup de grace.

Indeed, and one of the most glorious nights.

Plus, Ronald Reagan turned things around instantly, with no blames and excuses, taking responsibility and leading/inspiring a great land, which was not too big for one true leader/man/mensch.

Obama is NOT allowed to even spit in the path Reagan walked in.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

WaPo: Hey, maybe eating dogs is an American tradition

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I thought Obama HAD succeeded. He got the $862 billion Porkulus bill. He got the $400 billion Omnibus bill. He got the 2009 budget. He increased federal spending by 30%. He got numerous raises in the debt ceiling. He got Obamacare. He got the EPA to backdoor a bunch of carbon regulations to make up for the defeat of crap-and-betrayed. And now he’s backdooring amnesty for illegals under 30.

The truth is the man’s gotten almost everything he wanted. Maybe not every last item on his wishlist and certainly not to the degree he would’ve wanted(no actual crap-and-betrayed system, tax hikes, or a public option in Obamacare), but damn close. The problem is his agenda is a miserable failure and anathema to a robust, thriving economy. The American left just refuses to come to terms with that painful reality.

Doughboy on June 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM

WaPo: Hey, maybe it’s impossible for any president to succeed anymore

….geeeeee…wonder why they set the bar so high all of a sudden?

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

:)

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

James Toronto is such a great read.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Why is it so much harder for a dem president than a republican president?

Waaa, being president is haaarrrdd.

(especially for someone who never organized anything more than a community)

bluealice on June 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM

….geeeeee…wonder why they set the bar so high all of a sudden?

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Because they installed a narcissistic, underdeveloped, teenager.

Their Utopian dreams will all be shattered and this is the most glorious of all Schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder has offered to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa on Tuesday, a last-ditch attempt to avert being held in contempt of Congress.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77534.html#ixzz1yBawSu3j

OT: cripe is issa going to cave?

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM

“If liberalism is failing, there’s always an explanation besides policy…”

That is pretty much the heart of the problem…

… isn’t it?

Seven Percent Solution on June 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Their Utopian dreams will all be shattered and this is the most glorious of all Schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM

lol … you are having a good day today, huh? :)

Axe on June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Oh, nooooooossssss………… we’re gonna lose after all the hard work we did!!!

Yes, yes. This calls for more whining and excuses….. and endless whining.

It’s still somewhat astonishing for me that when the MSM went into over-drive to elect someone with no resume and someone who blatantly expresses their visceral hatred for millions of Americans they wonder why they’re now losing.

They really do think that we’re so dim, so stupid, that we don’t even know what has happened to our lives over the last 3.5 years. To say that we have been neglected, maligned and abandoned is an understatement. And that’s what BO has done. He plows ahead with his idiotic, social engineering projects while incomes dwindle, lives are put on hold – for years – and with no relief in sight.

All of these rich elites have options. If they don’t like this country, they’re free to leave. We, however, do not have a choice. We’re staying, but this time around we’re going to win.

Cody1991 on June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

In other words, America Rejects Commie Socialist as Leader

/Big news

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Typical Leftist fog in the WaPo Comments:

First, getalife checks in:

Osama bin Laden is dead because of President Obama’s decisions. GM is healthy because of Obama. 4.3 million jobs are saved or created after the worst recession since the depression. Wars that were costlyminterms of men and women are over and being shut down. We have restored faith in the US among the allies and the drones, special forces, and cyber war has our enemies on run. Markets are up huge, and the future is better than it looked at the bottom of the recession.

Obama made a lot of wrong moves, but in most cases there weren’t any right moves at all. He could have delivered Reagan’s second inaugural address verbatim, and they would have called it socialism.

The worst scenario is that one canidate wins the popular vote and another wins the electoral vote, ending with the Supreme Court stepping in to pick the President they want.

(Like they did by voting 7-2 for Bush in 2000? Epic Fail!)

The Republicans hate Obama, just for being Obama. EVERYTHING they have against him is based on misinformation and the lies of the rightwing propaganda machine. There’s no truth in anything the Republican media says.

Name one thing they say about Obama that is actually true!!!!!

(Minds are terrible things to waste. Unless you don’t have one to begin with.)

The totally disrespectful showdown with the Daily Caller’s Neil Munro in the Rose Garden is an example of just how far the Conservatives, Republicans and Tea-Party have fallen in regards to Honor, Respect, Character and Integrity. They have none, they refuse to speak out and defend the President from these Racial and Discriminatory attacks.

lol.

Del Dolemonte on June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

So because one man and his cronies are incompetent morons that means that everyone else is and will be?

Flop sweat and desperation, folks. Get your popcorn popped. It’s sure going to be fun watching these hacks try to prop Obama up.

kim roy on June 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM

The penultimate moment will be if/when Romney does well at the debates, thereby proving to undecideds that he’s sufficiently “presidential” to be trusted with power.

One good thing about having Romney as the Republican candidate is that he’s been running for president for 8 years now. He’s been through a lot of debates and he knows how the game is played — with the MSM firmly up Barry’s butt and the debate moderators doing everything possible to trip Romney up and make Obama look good.

Romney will probably do fine in the debates, although we could see some . . . interesting . . . moments from Dear Leader, as his desperation grows.

AZCoyote on June 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM

WaPo smells Obama defeat. It’s delicious.

Philly on June 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I can’t imagine Obama winning a 2nd term. It would be like smearing yourself in excrement.

Paul-Cincy on June 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

The old “if my guy can’t do it no one can” meme.

It sounds so much better than we’ve been dead wrong for the last 3-1/2 years.

antipc on June 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

lol … you are having a good day today, huh? :)

Axe on June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Saving the best for Nov. 6

Except the number will be higher this time.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM

So the WaPo shows one and all AGAIN that they don’t even perform a search of their own paper before publishing their propaganda. Or maybe they just wordsmithed the Cater piece to reuse it.

Nah, they aren’t that smart, diligent or capable. Presidents can succeed they have to know how to lead and they actually have to possess problem solving skills, not ideologically driven horse manure. Of course those problem solving skills are refined by experience creating, building and leading.

Obama, knows nothing of these as well as basic math, history, science, geography and the law.

His brain is neutral even when he reads the teleprompter.

dogsoldier on June 18, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Don’t know how you stomach all that caterwalling in MSM comments.

You have my highest regard for wading into that…that…oh hell, I can’t even describe it.

bluealice on June 18, 2012 at 6:25 PM

How is lowering expectations “anymore” than they already are a winning strategy for Obama to get reelected?

Dr Evil on June 18, 2012 at 6:25 PM

“Cater” should read “Carter.” sorry.

dogsoldier on June 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Hey, how about we start off with just electing a President that ISN’T an elitist, lying, Marxist, dictator wannabe, open borders, gun walking, intelligence leaking, congress bypassing, government exploding, pot smoking, cocaine snorting, race baiting, speech recycling, Golfing-While-America-Burns, fascist D-Bag.

How about let’s start there and work our way up, shall we?

Meople on June 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I can’t imagine Obama winning a 2nd term. It would be like smearing yourself in excrement.

Paul-Cincy on June 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Well, just him ‘asking for’ a second term is like an abusive spouse wearing a wife beater, cigarette hanging out of his mouth, beer in one hand and a fist in the other saying, “Come on baby. Just give me another chance. I promise… It’ll be great”.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Blacks, the sane ones, should be apalled at the insult of these low expectations for the first black president (if you discount Bill Clinton).

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Maybe,Presidents that aren’t Qualified or Vetted
are the ones that will fail….like Hopey!

Jus say’n!!

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:29 PM

It IS impossible for one man to succeed as president anymore. The reason is very simple. It wa never intended for one man to have this kind of authority over American citizens. The problem is, government is too big and trying to do too much. Return to the boundaries of the Constitution and the job will become so much simpler.

kbTexan on June 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Go see for yourself how many views it got on YouTube.

Can’t you just tell us? Otherwise we are adding to the view counter. :)

cat_owner on June 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM

… or America’s now simply too noisy and complex to be governed effectively by anyone, including a left-wing messiah who won in a landslide and whose party controlled both chambers of Congress when he took office.

Or, by someone whose entire sense of “governing” is defined by him as “running for office” and/or “imploding” the very foundations of the country, which he detests with every fiber of his messianic being.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Name one thing they say about Obama that is actually true!!!!!

Del Dolemonte on June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

the list is too dang long…i guess we can point them to the OOTD

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Romney will probably do fine in the debates, although we could see some . . . interesting . . . moments from Dear Leader, as his desperation grows.

AZCoyote on June 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Can you imagine how BO must feel about having to debate Romney on economic issues? He’s a flippin’ community organizer, law lecturer, slack-jaw, do nothing “senator” who knows nothing about the real world. It isn’t ‘worrying about all the unemployed people’ that keeps BO awake at night (riiiight), it’s the very real prospect of losing this election and being shown for what he is, an inept fraud, by someone who is experienced and accomplished.

I can hardly wait for the debates, and I’m sure the moderators will do everything they can to protect le Petit Prince. Even so, Romney can make the contrast. All he has to do is laugh at him.

Cody1991 on June 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM

If media outlets like the WaPo were even slightly fair (forget balanced in most cases) it would work a lot better; however, when hacks like WaPo carry an Affirmative Action flunky like Obama, i.e. ignoring facts, important news, Communists (e.g. Davis and Ayers) and racists (e.g. Rev. Wright and TUCC) friends and associates, etc it won’t work. Heck, “W” warned about SS and sub-prime problems in 2005, and the Dems and their puppet MSM outlets went totally bonkers.

Karmi on June 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Obama couldn’t succeed at being a worthless drunken Kennedy kid.

wildcat72 on June 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM

A person with substantial executive experience and who is willing to work full time can do the job.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77534.html#ixzz1yBawSu3j

OT: cripe is issa going to cave?

cmsinaz:I heard that earlier,sent it in to tips!
It came on the ABC News Radio spot,from
early this afternoon!:)

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

WaPo: Hey, maybe it’s impossible for any president to succeed anymore

The Left sure is having a difficult time accepting reality: they backed and hyped a guy who was not up to or fit for the job.

So now that his limitations are far more popularly seen, the Left is making up any and every possible excuse to admit that, yes, the job performance isn’t working but they can’t admit it’s because their guy IN that office isn’t, not the other way around.

At least they’re starting to recognize that they were, uhh, well, maybe, well you know, it’s, uhhh…

Lourdes on June 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Obama has never succeeded at anything if you really think about it. He’s a magnificant fraud. Nothing more, nothing less.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Well, it’s certainly impossible for an semi-literate, disengaged narcissist who is incapable of rational thought and has no interest in or comprehension of basic economics to succeed as the American president.

talkingpoints on June 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

WaPo: Hey, maybe it’s impossible for any president to succeed anymore

The soft bigotry of low expectations.

Fallon on June 18, 2012 at 6:42 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

thanks for sending it Canopfor….

hope he stands his ground against holder…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:42 PM

HotAir Exclusive! Video of Allahpundit!

Blake on June 18, 2012 at 6:43 PM

*Sigh*

If ONLY Obama and the wife could take more time out with martinis and steaks in a luxury beach house in Hawaii.

That’d change EVERYthing.

*Sigh*

/Silly Season.

Lourdes on June 18, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Excuses flow like the Mississippi…

aposematic on June 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM

OT: cripe is issa going to cave?

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM

cmsinaz:Heres the linky,i used!:)
==================================

Holder agrees to meet with Issa
06/18/12 02:10 PM ET
********************

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/233257-holder-and-issa-to-meet-on-tuesday

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Its those darned headwinds.

vcferlita on June 18, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Obama has never succeeded at anything if you really think about it. He’s a magnificent fraud. Nothing more, nothing less.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

That’s exactly what he is. The kind who’d be fired after 6 months or a year if he performed like this.

Paul-Cincy on June 18, 2012 at 6:45 PM

It is hard to succeed as President when you:
- vote “present” on the economy
- burn ALL your political capital on passing OMAMAcare without any real bipartisan support
- pass a “stimulus” bill that does nothing for the average worker but funnels money to the states to keep the DIMocrat voters employed
- Ignore all your promises on immigration reform until it is “4th and 25″ and you come up with a “policy” that is an affront to the laws passed by the Legislative Branch of this country
I could go on and on, but when he’s done, Barack Kardashian Obama is going to make Jimmy Carter look like a genius… What a legacy… What a mistake…

Khun Joe on June 18, 2012 at 6:50 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM

good one :)

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Flop sweat and desperation, folks. Get your popcorn popped. It’s sure going to be fun watching these hacks try to prop Obama up.

kim roy on June 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM

..your keyboard to God’s monitor, Kim. Hope it’s for reals!

The War Planner on June 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Jimmeh’s floundering first (and ultimately only) term.

Hey Allah, don’t be too quick. Carter’s still eligible; he can run for another term. :)

jwolf on June 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
-Gore Vidal

They don’t care about Obama. They’re pouting because conservatism did not fail.

SomeCallMeJohn on June 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

thanks for sending it Canopfor….

hope he stands his ground against holder…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:42 PM

cmsinaz:I fully agree,should be Interesting,btw,there is another
Political BombShell today!!:)
======================================

Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Iraq steps aside – @nytimes
*************************************************************

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/obamas-iraq-envoy-nominee-steps-aside/

Letter of Resignation:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/19/us/politics/18mcgurk-letter.html

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Hey, how about we start off with just electing a President that ISN’T an elitist, lying, Marxist, dictator wannabe, open borders, gun walking, intelligence leaking, congress bypassing, government exploding, pot smoking, cocaine snorting, race baiting, speech recycling, Golfing-While-America-Burns, fascist D-Bag.

How about let’s start there and work our way up, shall we?

Meople on June 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Hell yes, and I’d add: fear mongering, union worshiping, America hating, Israel despising, Muslim ass-kissing, gay whoring, amnesty granting, disgusting fustercluck.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM

good one :)

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

cmsinaz:–:)

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Hey, maybe it’s impossible for any president to succeed anymore

Especially when he’s an empty suit with no prior executive or legislative writing experience. And expects everyone to kiss his ass just because he is The Chosen One.

GarandFan on June 18, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I can hardly wait for the debates, and I’m sure the moderators will do everything they can to protect le Petit Prince. Even so, Romney can make the contrast. All he has to do is laugh at him.

Cody1991 on June 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Yes, we do have a lot to look forward to, despite the bleak times. The pending debates are going to be compelling views.

Lourdes on June 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Oh, and I forgot “dog eating”.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Hey, how about we start off with just electing a President that ISN’T an elitist, lying, Marxist, dictator wannabe, open borders, gun walking, intelligence leaking, congress bypassing, government exploding, pot smoking, cocaine snorting, race baiting, speech recycling, Golfing-While-America-Burns, fascist D-Bag.

How about let’s start there and work our way up, shall we?

Meople on June 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Hell yes, and I’d add: fear mongering, union worshiping, America hating, Israel despising, Muslim ass-kissing, gay whoring, amnesty granting, disgusting fustercluck.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Just knowing there’s no Voodoo Granny/Mother in Law living in the White House would be a great start, along with no twenty years sitting before a wild man hyperventilating about how much America is hateful. Oh, and some credible documentation about who he is and no touchiness about providing all the information anyone might need to know about it.

Lourdes on June 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Taranto’s roundup is fantastic. It’s worth a bookmark.

onlineanalyst on June 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Actually it’s just impossible for any marxist to succeed as president.

bgibbs1000 on June 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM

The penultimate moment will be if/when Romney does well at the debates, thereby proving to undecideds that he’s sufficiently “presidential” to be trusted with power. That’s what finished Carter off in 1980. Election day was the coup de grace.

Hey, APundit, word has it that Obama is being coached by John Kerry for the debates with Romney. (I think this is a WaPo story.)

onlineanalyst on June 18, 2012 at 7:01 PM

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Oh, and I forgot “dog eating”.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Meople on June 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Lourdes on June 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM

If we made a full list, it’d circle the globe and back. And the Left is hesitating to come clear on their abysmyl misdeeds in electing this mess? Words fail.

Lourdes on June 18, 2012 at 7:02 PM

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
-Gore Vidal

Actually, that’s a Genghis Khan quote.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 7:02 PM

My guess, Hussein will recreate history, in his own special way , learning from the Carter-Reagan era :
His minions will get themselves taken hostages by Iran,and then the macho macho man will send in US troops to ” rescue” them !
WAR !

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 7:06 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Jen-Jis, of his brother Gin-gis?

oh nvm. Snark tank getting low. :)

Axe on June 18, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Obviously Obama cannot multitask when he is focused like a laser on his putts. (And he is a putz.)

onlineanalyst on June 18, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Oh, and I forgot “dog eating”.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Well, it seems his book “Dreams from my father” is a whole lotta made up bullshiite. But who would lie about eating teh puppehs?

Would Obama lie about eating teh puppehs?

Sicko.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Hey, APundit, word has it that Obama is being coached by John Kerry for the debates with Romney. (I think this is a WaPo story.)

onlineanalyst on June 18, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Awesome! Lurch, Lurch, Lurch, Lurch! JohnEdwards! JohnEdwards!

/Why does the coolest, gayest mexican black dude need advice from these losers?

Oh… I know! Nobody else wants to coach him. Everyone wants him GONE.

Woot

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Well, it seems his book “Dreams from my father” is a whole lotta made up bullshiite. But who would lie about eating teh puppehs?

Would Obama lie about eating teh puppehs?

Sicko.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I wonder why he did’t get a Nobel Prize for literature for that book, afterall both his books have won the Grammy awards ?

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

If we made a full list, it’d circle the globe and back. And the Left is hesitating to come clear on their abysmyl misdeeds in electing this mess? Words fail.

Lourdes on June 18, 2012 at 7:02 PM

You’re so right. Some time ago I fathomed that there might not yet exist in the lexicon, English or any other one, a single adjective or noun that would adequately describe Obama or how horrible a being he is. I also posited that in the future, in not too many years from now, that the word Obama might well enter the lexicon to describe future political, business, or other leaders who were abject liars, frauds, or complete failures.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 7:19 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

another one bites the dust

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Well, it seems his book “Dreams from my father” is a whole lotta made up bullshiite. But who would lie about eating teh puppehs?

Would Obama lie about eating teh puppehs?

Sicko.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Well, we know that he lies just about everything, so it’s possible in this case. But, just looking at him in that pose where his head and nose is lifted in the air, his eyes looking down over the plebes, it screams to me, “I ate dog as a child, you withering idiots, and look where I am now.”

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Years from now we will read to our grandchildren, the ‘story’ of Obama. Dunce Upon a Time, there was a skinny ….

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

That’s right folks, after George Bush averaged 5% unemployment while dealing with 9/11, an internet bubble burst, a massive hurricane, and a housing crisis a President just can’t live up to those standards…..

Wagthatdog on June 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Mea culpa

James Toronto Taranto is such a great read.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Dunce Upon a Time, there was a skinny ….

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Clever one, thanks for the grin.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

It can get worse. I’ve heard supporters of little Bammie suggest that he should be reelected because “he’s doing the best he can”.

How long before that becomes the official campaign position?

slickwillie2001 on June 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

another one bites the dust

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

cmsinaz:Yup…racy e-mails!:)

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The Twit was toppled by Twitter???

TheClearRiver on June 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Years from now we will read to our grandchildren, the ‘story’ of Obama. Dunce Upon a Time, there was a skinny ….

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

LOL and, of course, I finished the sentence in my head.

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

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