Team Obama really pushing for the “triumph of hope over experience,” huh?

posted at 5:01 pm on August 19, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Does this video give you “chills”? Because that’s the reason a deputy campaign manager for Obama for America provided in persuading me that I should watch it and share it with others in an e-mail late last night:

Friend –

This video, right here, explains why I’m working day in and day out to win this election. When the hours are long and the fight is hard, I know that what we’re doing will make a real difference in people’s lives.

You have to watch this video — and then share it with whoever you think needs to see it. It gave me chills:

Well, it definitely did give me chills of a certain sort (which is indeed why I’m sharing it with you), but somehow I don’t think they’re the kind of chills for which Team Obama was going.

I realize that any good advertising campaign, be it for a presidential candidate or a brand of toothpaste, relies to some degree upon compelling slogans and powerful images, and that for maximum memorable impact these things should be relatively simple. “Change!” is a somewhat more succinct and inspirational rallying cry than “We must reduce entitlement spending and foster robust economic growth in order to balance the federal budget and save our children’s futures!” But at some point, these advertising campaigns are supposed to be selling us a substantive product, and with President Obama — the advertising is the product. The stark realities of the Hope & Change presidency mean that the substance of President Obama’s message is all washed up, and all they’re left with is the message itself. Sorry, but this video doesn’t really “explain” much of anything to me, except to point out the many areas in which President Obama has had spectacular shortcomings — I’m really quite mystified as to why I should give him four more years keep working on these things after four years of watching the economy stall out.

David Shribman has a great op-ed out this morning really gets to the heart of what I’m feeling here: President Obama is the quintessential permanent campaigner, and he’s trying to convince voters to give him a second chance based on a beguiling-but-empty platform of more hopenchange symbolism — ’cause he sure as heck has yet to win his spurs as a movin’-and-shakin’ leader.

His first term was disappointing; even he implicitly acknowledges that. He is looking to renew his vows with the American people — the 18th-century English pundit Samuel Johnson would call that the triumph of hope over experience, his classic definition of the second marriage — and he’s returned to his most comfortable role: candidate.

A third of a century ago American pollsters and consultants began speaking of a “permanent campaign” — the notion originated with Carter pollster Patrick Caddell — that transformed the act of governing in the White House into an extension of campaigning for the White House. …

Mr. Obama was a silver-tongued orator in the campaign but he lacked a silver bullet in the presidency. He was a darling on the stump, a dud in office. This is not a remarkable view. It is held in the White House itself. …

Outside the Washington Beltway, and perhaps inside it as well, the president seems to be two men, one a brilliant practitioner of the political arts, the other a conscientious objector to politics. But politics comes in two dimensions. A skilled president must know how to get the office and then know how to use it. Failed presidents triumph in the former and stumble in the latter.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Erika, you have a typo in the headline – misspelled “dope”

Gingotts on August 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

First – in place of Bishop!

GrannyDee on August 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

OK – not first.

Sorry, Bishop.

GrannyDee on August 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Hope-a-dope?

Pork-Chop on August 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I hope that 4 years are all that I’ll have to experience of this clusterfrak of a presidency.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Outside the Washington Beltway, and perhaps inside it as well, the president seems to be two men, one a brilliant practitioner of the political arts

Showing just how out of touch with reality the Beltway Insiders are. I have never witnessed anything brilliant the Stool in Chief has done or said.

Rio Linda Refugee on August 19, 2012 at 5:05 PM

What Obama needs is another propaganda film based on his accomplishments. Leni Riefenstahl pick up the red courtesy phone, Leni?

Fallon on August 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Mr. Obama was a silver-tongued orator in the campaign but he lacked a silver bullet in the presidency.

And now Obama is shedding his skin and showing us what he’s really made of…as all good snakes do.

GrannyDee on August 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Without a telepromter, the guy is lost-he doesn’t know how to lead. He is the worst President we have ever had, and he is not as smart as alot of people on the left give him credit for. Would love to really see his college transcripts…

Static21 on August 19, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Well superman(aka bho) is now getting the feds involved to help the drought stricken areas. But, you can bet your bippy the corn will not go for ‘food’ but fuel? Gotta get votes from states that produce corn/soybeans now doesn’t bho?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/19/obama-uses-range-agencies-to-help-with-drought-while-congress-leaving-farmers/

BTW, We live in TX and know dang well how the drought has hit us here and all over the US. As well as all the fires in almost every state to crater farm and grazing land. Me thinks a little too late bho, you were out golfing and campaigning and now you want to solve our problems?
L

letget on August 19, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Obama has always been searching to know who he is. He’s a lost soul. He thought the Presidency would help him discover who he is. After all, the President IS the most powerful person in the world. But he still doesn’t know who he is. Obama never wanted the job, only the title.

MrX on August 19, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Hope Over Experience

Or, as I’ve been saying for months, Fantasy Supersedes Reality, the *real* Obama 2012 slogan.

Dark Star on August 19, 2012 at 5:13 PM

We know who Israel and Russia would like to see as the President in 2013. F Russia, I’m going with Israel on this one…Romney/Ryan 2012!

Tbone McGraw on August 19, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Downgrade 2012: Let’s just forget that he’s been a failure.

Chip on August 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I have grown to hate that word because of him.

gophergirl on August 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM

We must re-elect obama because he still has so many fabulous miracles to perform, he just needs a little more time … (LOL) …

“Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.”

B. Hussein Obama – June 3, 2008

Pork-Chop on August 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

“Two men?”

More like one juvenile delinquent who hangs out w law-breaking thugs.

matthew8787 on August 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I’m worried about the Rasmussen thing…seems like a pretty sharp decline for mitt/paul. Barry continues in the mid 40s, eminently beatable…but maybe the leftist machine is working and suppressing votes for mitt

now, i know about the stat issues, but 43 percent is a pretty bad outlier..but we’ll see tomorrow.

that, and the Atkin thing makes for a pretty bummer of a Sunday. Four more years of Reid/barry is really not good.

r keller on August 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Obama 2012: Who’s up from more Decline, Depression, Downgrade and Division?

Chip on August 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

We’ve got too much work to do to implement health care…

We’ve got too much work to do to create good jobs…

We’ve got too many teachers we need to hire…

We’ve got too many schools we need to build…?

Too much and too many? This doesn’t even sound right…

Fallon on August 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I thought it worth sharing. What the Obama administration is all about.
-
The credit goes to the genius Ben Stein.
-

“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove
they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”
Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are
citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to
buy insurance because they are citizens.”

diogenes on August 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I did not get the chills but I did get another flu like symptom of puking. I get that every time I see or hear the shyster.

crosshugger on August 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Obama isn’t “brilliant” at anything. He’s an arrogant jerk. He’s a guy who has spent his life flim-flamming a certain class of dupe who wanted to believe in a black man with supernatural intelligence, judgment and worldliness.

Barky was just never able to deliver. Even so, that didn’t stop him from internalizing all the unearned praise, and he now believes to his core that he has nothing to learn from anyone or anything.

In truth, Jugears is a slick poseur who has learned how to push the buttons that those sympathetic to his concept want pushed. Nothing more. His abject failure at every aspect of his job is the true metric for his level of practical intelligence. And it doesn’t speak well for it.

Cicero43 on August 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

That video was pretty intense! That dude should have run four years ago!! Oh, wait…

Gaz Chaud on August 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

We must re-elect obama because he still has so many fabulous miracles to perform, he just needs a little more time … (LOL) …

Pork-Chop on August 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

And more money — lots more money. Tax the riiiiich!!!!!!

/s

Wethal on August 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Silly ya’ll, the message has to be shorter to connect with his followers.

hillsoftx on August 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I’m sorry but I have a hard time listening to him. His speeches are just that, speeches. He has no clue how to do the things he speaks of. He could have accomplished much more, if he had any leadership skills. As it is, he’s a good community organizer, pointing out a perceived problem and then telling others to take care of it. He’s not so good at putting together groups to accomplish his goals, which now appear to be getting re-elected.

bflat879 on August 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Where is Chris Hanson? Dateline MSNBC: To Catch a Con Man

faraway on August 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

bflat879 on August 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Cicero43 on August 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Ditto

CW on August 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Where is Chris Hanson? Dateline MSNBC: To Catch a Con Man

faraway on August 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Heh. I would not hold my breath. It is MSNBC.

CW on August 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Wethal on August 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Tax the rich
Feed the poor
’til there are no rich more
to feed the poor

Rio Linda Refugee on August 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM

s/b ‘no rich no more’

Rio Linda Refugee on August 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Just think what kind of EXCUSES we can get over the next four years?

Results……NOT EXCUSES, Mr. President.

You were hired to do a job. You have failed, even after the warning you received in Nov 2010.

Now YOU MUST BE FIRED.

PappyD61 on August 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

…u n b e l i e v a b l e !

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM

This is what happens when you put a Pothead in charge of the country.

faraway on August 19, 2012 at 5:37 PM

That video succeeds with Liberals because it make them feel good.

Vacuous platitudes don’t really do much for me.

BigAlSouth on August 19, 2012 at 5:40 PM

When you vote present 142 times as a state senator, you have a record of not being much of a leader. Obowma continues that trend now and has failed much worse than Jimmy Carter.

dthorny on August 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Mr. Obama was a silver-tongued orator in the campaign

No wonder he keeps tripping over it.

squint on August 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

that, and the Atkin thing makes for a pretty bummer of a Sunday. Four more years of Reid/barry is really not good.

r keller on August 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

You can anticipate a renewal of the War on Women meme next week, with particular effort to connect it to Ryan. This is going to hurt us and deflect from the arguments on Obamacare and the economy. A bummer.

a capella on August 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Check out the new Newsweek magazine cover: “Hit the road, Barack; Why We Need a New President”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/19/niall-ferguson-on-why-barack-obama-needs-to-go.html

Flora Duh on August 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

The Incredible Lightness of Biden

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-incredible-lightness-of-biden.html

M2RB: Roger Daltrey

Resist We Much on August 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

It gave me chills…

I seem to recall from history that Hitler had the same effect of the German people. He gave them chills with his oratory as well.

And later, when he was in power, he gave the rest of the world chills of a far different magnitude.

pilamaye on August 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Here is the opening of a WSJ article (subscription only; alas, I’m not a subscriber). At any rate, the point is that even as a freshman Rep., Paul Ryan was way ahead of the curve in preventing the financial collapse instigated by the out-of-control Fannie/Freddie marriage and CRA. Obama, at the same time, opposed addressing the imminent problem.

On July 27, 2000, a first-term Congressman from Wisconsin signed his name to the Housing Finance Regulatory Improvement Act. The 30-year-old legislator didn’t have much company. Of 435 Members of the House, only 12 were willing to join Paul Ryan in sponsoring a bill to reduce the taxpayer risks at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Eight years later to the day, a federal bailout of the two mortgage giants was on its way to the desk of President George W. Bush. Almost $190 billion in taxpayer financing later, the toxic twins of the housing crisis maintain their massive role in …

Let’s get some problem solvers at the helm and toss the celebrities out of power.

onlineanalyst on August 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

You can anticipate a renewal of the War on Women meme next week, with particular effort to connect it to Ryan. This is going to hurt us and deflect from the arguments on Obamacare and the economy. A bummer.

a capella on August 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

If they want to keep flogging that dead meme, they can go ahead. Color me unconcerned.

squint on August 19, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I have Obama’s new campaign slogan all ready, he can even have it for free “Obama-Making the Carter presidency look good since 2009″

Mini-14 on August 19, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Vote for me because I will end world hunger, bring world peace, and then colonize Mars. Who needs a detailed plan or action to do that just vote for me and hope.

Resolute on August 19, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Even Niall Ferguson in the cover story, “Hit the Road, Barack” (linked at The Daily Beast) touts Obama as a gifted orator though he does lambaste the clown for the damage Preezt has wrought. I do fault Ferguson’s championing of the Arab Spring since it has only worked to extend an aggressive caliphate. Even there, though, Ferguson finds Obama ineffectual for not having a clear foreign policy.

onlineanalyst on August 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Well he’s right – that was too much. Based on the crowd close ups, it must have been bobble-head night for the Obots.

Here’s what I am hoping to hear a lot of beginning Jan 21, 2013:

Will the Obama foursome please report to the first tee?

NeoDawg on August 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

onlineanalyst on August 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Ferguson is a dunce, who cares what his opinion is about anything.

Rio Linda Refugee on August 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

“Vote for me because I will end world hunger, bring world peace, and then colonize Mars. Who needs a detailed plan or action to do that just vote for me and hope.”

Resolute on August 19, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I know that Trump allowed the trannie to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, but will they allow Obama to compete for the Miss America title?

Resist We Much on August 19, 2012 at 6:06 PM

OMG! We are going to lose Missouri. To Claire McCaskill!!!!

A seat we should have easily picked up.

Thanks, Akin.

Barred on August 19, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Resist We Much on August 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Heh. That’s a good read. Funny and sad. Thanks.

a capella on August 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

All Hat, No Cattle

faraway on August 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

This is more like it.

Obama: Coca Cola Cowboy

you walked across my heart like it was Texas
And you taught me how to say I just don’t care

Please don’t call me no more
I changed the locks on my door
Its time you understood that we are through

faraway on August 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Here’s what I am hoping to hear a lot of beginning Jan 21, 2013:

Will the Obama foursome please report to the first tee?

NeoDawg on August 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I’d prefer this:

“Mr. Obama, do you understand the charges against you for the crime of treason against the United States of America and, sir, how do you plead, Guilty or Not Guilty?

“Bail is hereby denied and the Marshalls will escort the prisoner to jail where he will be held in the general population there until such time as his case is fully adjudicated.”

TXUS on August 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/19/niall-ferguson-on-why-barack-obama-needs-to-go.html

Flora Duh on August 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

…shocked! Would never look to Newsweek!…Thank you Duh!…very good article!

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

…shocked! Would never look to Newsweek!…Thank you Duh!…very good article!

KOOLAID2 on August 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I’m sure Newsweek’s dozen or so subscribers will be shocked too.

Flora Duh on August 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

not covering the occupy the truth rally?

tom daschle concerned on August 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Team Obama really pushing for the “triumph of hope over experience,” huh?

Lets not get this phucked up people, Team Obama is pushing crack cocaine, he’s pushing hallucinogenic, look something shiny, Oh a squire, any damned thing but his actual record or the real foundation of his political ideologies.

To call Barack Hussein Obama a snake-oil selling charlatan masquerading as a two bit con man pretending to be a huckster, while approaching reality would still be insulting and demeaning to snake-oil salesmen, charlatans, con artists and huckster.

What does “You didn’t build that” really mean?

SWalker on August 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM

All Obama offers is hate.

VorDaj on August 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Without a telepromter, the guy is lost-he doesn’t know how to lead. He is the worst President we have ever had, and he is not as smart as alot of people on the left give him credit for. Would love to really see his college transcripts…Static21 on August 19, 2012 at 5:09 PM

, I don’t expect that President Obama is sitting on his college records to cover up any problems with poor grades…Afirmative action grade inflation would have resolved that problem. I suspect he is hiding the fact that he represented himself as a foreign student to gain admittance and financial aid. A convenient lie that is now coming back to haunt him.

Uniblogger on August 19, 2012 at 6:33 PM

To call Barack Hussein Obama a snake-oil selling charlatan masquerading as a two bit con man pretending to be a huckster, while approaching reality would still be insulting and demeaning to snake-oil salesmen, charlatans, con artists and huckster.

Obama is a fraud wrapped in a lie inside a fabrication and his whole life is a phantasm wrapped in an illusion inside a delusion.

What does “You didn’t build that” really mean?

SWalker on August 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM

It means Obama is the Second Coming of Benito Mussolini.

Against individualism, the Obama conception is for the State; and it is for the individual only in so far as he coincides with the State. Obama conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the State. The Obama conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value.

VorDaj on August 19, 2012 at 6:37 PM

So does the One skip the last 4 years and keep on blaming Bush for the failures of the past 4 years? Does the democrat electorate even care where the money comes from?

racquetballer on August 19, 2012 at 6:37 PM

A convenient lie that is now coming back to haunt him.

Uniblogger on August 19, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Or an inconvenient truth that he continues to get away with..

VorDaj on August 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM

OMG! We are going to lose Missouri. To Claire McCaskill!!!!

A seat we should have easily picked up.

Thanks, Akin.

Barred on August 19, 2012 at 6:08 PM

..start breathing into a bag; you’re hyperventilating. RCP as of today:

Poll Date Sample Akin (R) McCaskill (D) Spread
RCP Average 5/24 – 8/12 – 48.0 43.0 Akin +5.0
SurveyUSA* 8/9 – 8/12 585 LV 51 40 Akin +11
Rasmussen Reports 7/30 – 7/30 500 LV 47 44 Akin +3
Post-Dispatch/Mason-Dixon 7/23 – 7/25 625 LV 49 44 Akin +5
PPP (D) 5/24 – 5/27 602 RV 45 44 Akin +1

The War Planner on August 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM

After 4 long years, I’ve developed a strong case of Baracknaphobia. The mere thought of his administration having a 2nd term scares the crap out of me.

MJBrutus on August 19, 2012 at 6:52 PM

The War Planner on August 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM

here’s the problem. Atkin has shown himself to be something of a nut…not able to communicate in a professional manner what he believes…basically just winging it with a left leaning journo

imo, he’s toast…few people want to affirmatively vote for a loser, someone who comes across as unprofessional.

they may vote for romney/ryan…and not vote for Senate…i.e. Claire wins

here’s the serious issue..the left/barry will make this an exemplar of why the R party is not fit for office.

r keller on August 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM

By October the Obama campaign will be desperatly angling for the “pity” vote. Trust me it will happen!!

dddave on August 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Got to hand it to Barry. He’s consistent. He’s been a flop all his life. His most enduring legacy was voting PRESENT! over 100 times.

That might work in the ‘hood back home and get you re-elected, but I don’t think we’re that far gone on the national stage yet.

GarandFan on August 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Hope-a-dope?

Pork-Chop on August 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Hopety Dopety sat on a wall…

backwoods conservative on August 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM

A third of a century ago American pollsters and consultants began speaking of a “permanent campaign”

This is only a feature of Democrat administrations.

DaveDief on August 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

“We got to much work to do, that I’ll get to it after my next round of golf…”

WhoU4 on August 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Yeah, chills. Those icy cold chills where the hair stands up on the back of your neck and you don’t know why kind of chills. The chill you get walking past an eerie looking house on a halloween night under a full moon kind of chill. The same kind of chill you get watching der Fuhrer stirring up the masses in 1920′s Germany. Yeah, them kinds of chills.

AZfederalist on August 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I like the way they had to dub in the audience cheering after everything he says. Gives it that extra creepy propaganda feel. I guess if you can’t actually get folks to cheer for you, a little cut and paste will do the trick.
What next? A laugh track?

iceman1960 on August 19, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I much prefer his new campaign slogan to be a more,shall I say, honest.. “Bile Rising..!”

DJcool on August 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

MJBrutus on August 19, 2012 at 6:52 PM

But a phobia is an irrational fear..
There is nothing irrational in you fearing the man who “Also has a bracelet”..

DJcool on August 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

AZfederalist: I was actually looking for another tune to tie into your 7:57 PM post, but this one will do instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C49XIUOcAro

onlineanalyst on August 19, 2012 at 8:24 PM

This is the “Chills and Fever” that I was looking for:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NNb-mhWJfE

onlineanalyst on August 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

He has no experience in spite of 4 years chooming in the oval office and ripping freedom from Americans everywhere. He has no problem killing Americans either.

So he only has hope. He hopes some Americans are frigging stupid enough to buy his lies, fairy tales, and smears on the opponent and give him 4 more years to continue destroying this country.

The man should be shot for treason, not re-elected.

Wolfmoon on August 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM

This is the perfect song for Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f8mvI9n9Cw

Night Owl on August 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Let this be a lesson to the folks out there who voted on an image and a swagger and a speech using lofty rhetoric instead of choosing someone who actually has leadership experience.

scalleywag on August 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

A bumper sticker I made deals with hope over experience.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on August 19, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on August 19, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Good one!

AZfederalist on August 19, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

It was true in 2008. It’s still true in 2012.

Chaz706 on August 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Current top comment on that YouTube video, with 39 likes (after I gave it the thumbs-down):
“Barack Obama 2009 to 2017″

Yeah, it’s just a YouTube comment. But it’s still telling.

CanofSand on August 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Well superman(aka bho) is now getting the feds involved to help the drought stricken areas. But, you can bet your bippy the corn will not go for ‘food’ but fuel? Gotta get votes from states that produce corn/soybeans now doesn’t bho?

Do you know HOW BHO is helping the midwest?

Most of you aren’t going to believe me – and yes, this should be an Obamamaturism, so I will provide a link.

Obama is buying up MEAT in the drought riddled Midwest. Apparently Dumbo figures that if he inflates the meat prices, we won’t miss the corn and wheat destroyed by the drought.

katablog.com on August 20, 2012 at 12:57 AM

I made the mistake of clicking on that one. It sounded like Barry S. had a few too many while making that video.

tbear44 on August 20, 2012 at 3:44 AM

IMO, Mr Obama is a long way from losing this contest. I expect most people contributing to this forum will be horrified by the prospect of Mr Obama at the controls for another four years, no longer concerned about re-election and, instead, thinking about his post-presidential income, but this is the reality as I perceive it.

Approximately half the USA electorate voted for an illusion in 2008. Unless you are sure that the electorate has been earnestly studying economics, and geo-politics in the past four years then be sure they remain capable of voting for an illusion in 2012.

YiZhangZhe on August 20, 2012 at 6:15 AM

When I see a crowd of people, clapping with their hands raised high over their heads, I ask myself “What is the look of one hand clapping?”

When did Leni Riefenstahl sign onto the Obama campaign?

Laurence on August 20, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Translation:
I was a total failure so far, help me be a failure for a another 4 years.

albill on August 20, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Unless you are sure that the electorate has been earnestly studying economics, and geo-politics in the past four years then be sure they remain capable of voting for an illusion in 2012.

YiZhangZhe on August 20, 2012 at 6:15 AM

You make the erroneous assumption that all things are equal between 2008 and 2012. That is grossly wrong.

The electorate has not been earnestly studying economics, they have been living the economic downturn. They’ve seen their jobs disappear. They’ve seen the foreclosures if not experiencing it themselves. They’ve seen their college-graduated children move back home for lack of employment. They’ve seen the massive deficit spending that is nothing more than generational theft.

Most importantly, illusions are much easier to create when one is a challenger and not the incumbent. Obama is largely trying to run as an incumbent because his record is indefensible. Certainly there are morons out there that will vote for this vile POS and want to see the jug-eared bastard and his grifter wife in the White House for another four years. But the reality is that an incumbent that won by the margin Obama won in 2008 shouldn’t be behind in any poll a mere four years later. He screwed up that badly and more and more of the low-information voters are beginning to get it.

Happy Nomad on August 20, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Who says Obama does not know history?

By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. ~ Adolf Hitler

“The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.” ~ Adolf Hitler

“It is not truth that matters, but victory.” ~ Adolf Hitler

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” ~ Adolf Hitler

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” ~ Vladamir Lenin

“The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.” ~ Vladamir Lenin

“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” ~ Vladamir Lenin

“There is no underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” ~ H.L. Mencken

“Independent self-reliant people would be a counterproductive anachronism in the collective society of the future where people will be defined by their associations.” 1896 ~ John Dewey, educational philosopher, proponent of modern public schools.

SpiderMike on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Failed presidents triumph in the former and stumble in the latter.

To compare resident 0bama to the population of failed presidents, is an outright insult to failed presidents.

freedomfirst on August 20, 2012 at 9:31 AM

The problem with that video is that it IS compelling, for the young and/or naive who vote on emotions, not rational thought. How many of those cheering airheads in that video ever stopped to think: What has Obama been doing these last four years?

That video DOES give me chills…the fear that the airheads might outnumber the thinking people in this country.

Steve Z on August 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM

This video just reminded me again of my favorite nick name for obama: Catfish obama (all mouth, no brains)

boogieboy on August 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM