Obama campaign still looking out for number one

posted at 2:01 pm on September 3, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

It’s a fairly time-honored tradition for presidents to spend at least a small share of their time and money lending a helping hand to their Congressional fellows with their various districts, especially when the partisan fate of the legislative branch is in play (which, this year, it is). The House doesn’t seem to be in too much danger of losing its Republican majority, but the Senate right now looks like anyone’s game.

Depending on the dynamics within an individual district, a little campaign-trail help from an incumbent president can be a lot of help for a candidate in getting their name out there or getting local voters energized, but earlier this year, President Obama let Democrats know that they shouldn’t expect any help from him with campaign cash — and it looks like he’s sticking with the stingy strategy in terms of personal endorsements as well. The WSJ reports:

The Obama campaign is primarily focused on winning the 270 electoral votes needed to gain a second term. The president does almost no fundraising for Senate or House candidates and hasn’t transferred money to other party election committees. His numerous campaign offices rarely coordinate with local candidates or display signs for anyone but Mr. Obama.

At rallies, Mr. Obama seldom urges supporters to volunteer—or even vote—for other Democrats running for office. Sometimes, he mentions other politicians in the room without noting that they are seeking re-election. He rarely shares the stage with other candidates.

“He’s ultimately there to communicate where he wants to bring the country and the differences he has with Mitt Romney. He’s not out there campaigning all around the country for other candidates,” a senior Obama campaign official said. “It’s not that he doesn’t want them to get elected, but it’s a campaign event to elect him.” …

Asked recently whether Mr. Obama would campaign with Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin, White House press secretary Jay Carney was noncommittal. “The president himself has an election, as you know, in a few short months,” he said.

There are multiple likely motivations at play here: Firstly, ensuring four more years for President Obama himself is Team O’s priority numero uno. Secondly, part of Obama’s it’s-not-my-fault campaign messaging relies pitting himself against an uncooperative, obstructionist, unpopular Congress, and he wouldn’t want to appear too cozy with too many of them. And thirdly, of course, especially for Democrats running in more conservative-leaning districts, many of them simply don’t want his help. President Obama’s own approval rating just dropped to 43 percent — not everybody is looking to hitch their wagon to that.

Kind of awkward, though, that a man who spends half his time telling us he’s sure he’ll be able to accomplish more in conjunction with Congress in a second term isn’t doing more to bolster the Senate’s chances of maintaining their Democratic majority or to picking up Democrats in the House, isn’t it? Shouldn’t he perhaps be donating at least a fraction of his time to telling Americans to set him up with a Congress he can work with? I merely inquire.


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“You gotta look out for number one, but don’t step in number two.”

- Rodney Dangerfield, Back to School

aunursa on September 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Debbie Doublespeak Dunce got her hair did in a new ‘do. She’s on Fox News with Megyn now. Not that I watched for more than a second.

Philly on September 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I told y’all a ‘million’ times, and will continue to do so – Obama hates everybody. The narcissist only loves himself. No, he doesn’t even like himself. He just loves his own glory.

The fools who brung him, the ones who eat his sh*t, and mistake it for Beluga caviar, should all spontaneously combust.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Debbie Doublespeak Dunce got her hair did in a new ‘do. She’s on Fox News with Megyn now.

Philly on September 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Now there’s a contrast.

Hey Megan, is it bring your dog to work day?

BacaDog on September 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Obama campaign still looking out for number one ZERO

Sorry Ericka dear, really had to fix that for you to accurately reflect reality.

Waking up in Hitler’s Bunker.

SWalker on September 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

The fact is that the Obama campaign is modeled after the candidate himself. No one exists but King Opps President Obama. The rest of the world is merely props to reflect his greatness.

JKotthoff on September 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

OT: ABC News is reporting that Rahm Emmanuel has sent 50 Chicago police officers to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, despite all the shootings the city has recently seen!

That stinks to high holy heaven!

pilamaye on September 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Maybe the Obama’s know something we don’t…

Rumor: Obamas Are Moving To Hawaii In January 2013

Let him move to wherever just so long as it’s out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Yakko77 on September 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

…now that’s the kinda guy I want for MY President!

KOOLAID2 on September 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Has this piece been posted anywhere on HotAir? It is a devastating commentary on the marketing of Obama in 2008. Marketing is Axelrod’s bailiwick.
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-branding-sold-america-on-obama.html?showComment=1346681221702#c2974939680586618320

onlineanalyst on September 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM

If you haven’t yet seen it, the new video from the GOP is spot on. Obama2012 is deja vu all over again.

bloggless on September 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Maybe the Obama’s know something we don’t…

Rumor: Obamas Are Moving To Hawaii In January 2013

Let him move to wherever just so long as it’s out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Yakko77 on September 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

First, amen to that, yakko.

Second, because 2 people have been shot to death this week within a block or two from their home in Chicago, this looks like a good decision. Even the First Family recognizes that Democrats have failed the city of Chicago.

Philly on September 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Hey Megan, is it bring your dog to work day?

BacaDog on September 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

No. It’s empty chair day.

chemman on September 3, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Why bother sending money to self made irrelevant body. All laws will be done by edict without the need of the people’s consent.

tjexcite on September 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Why bother sending money to self made irrelevant body. All laws will be done by edict without the need of the people’s consent.

tjexcite on September 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM

You mean, kind of like how Obamacare was passed?

SWalker on September 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Just a a typical liberal pol. (Or should I say Commie Star.) He wants to spread “the wealth around,” but only yours, not his.

To wit:

How much of your money has he spread around: 5 billion.

How much of his money is he reportedly going to spend on a new house for himself in Hawaii: 35 million.

How much of his money has he spread around to democratic senatorial and congressional candidates: zero.

How much of his money has he spread around to his half-brother who lives in a paper box in Africa: zero.

Now, if this surprises you’ve probably either the victim of a lobotomy, or a democrat (but I repeat myself.)

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Out: “Babe, you got me babe….”

In: Insulting the 1%’ers who donated 4 years ago

BobMbx on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Maybe the Obama’s know something we don’t…

Rumor: Obamas Are Moving To Hawaii In January 2013

Let him move to wherever just so long as it’s out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Yakko77 on September 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Hillbuzz has been following that. Apparently Michelle’s mother has been leaking to her friends back in Chicago that come 2013, they’ll be living in Hawaii (and it won’t be a Western White House). Obama has used Chicago for what he could get out of it, and besides, Hawaii would have year-round golf.

Wethal on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

bloggless on September 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

I was just about to post that…

Seven Percent Solution on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Priceless campaign ad from the RNC. Basically Obama is selling the same wolf tickets in 2012 he was selling in 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=fZgQhnNRSuw

crosspatch on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

its all about the o…

you’re on your own suckers

cmsinaz on September 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Via Drudge:

We already knew the congressional Dems were behind the housing bubble that triggered the recession.

Now we know that a young lawyer named Obama was also intimately involved.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/03/with-landmark-lawsuit-barack-obama-pushed-banks-to-give-subprime-loans-to-chicagos-african-americans/

itsnotaboutme on September 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Obama’s not the only one looking out for Number Won.

Nancy Pelosi wants back in her House.

“We nominated a president last time. We have an incumbent president of the United States. We’re very proud of him. There certainly will be enough people there to express that pride, but I’m not encouraging members to go to the convention no matter what the situation was [!!!], because they can be home. It’s campaign time. It’s the first week in September.”

And it’s too late already, anyway.

de rigueur on September 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

There’s a link at the top about how Clinton hasn’t submitted his speech for vetting. I think it’s gonna be hard for a lot of speakers to say something in favor of Obama rather than against his opponent. Really, how can you support four more years?

MrX on September 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I think it’s gonna be hard for a lot of speakers to say something in favor of Obama rather than against his opponent. Really, how can you support four more years?

MrX on September 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM

By demonizing the GOP.

Bain! War on Women! Sandra Fluke! Blame Bush! Romney won’t release tax returns! 1% vs. 99%! Evil bankers! (All references to BoA having been covered up in the stadium).

Wethal on September 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Obama’s not the only one looking out for Number Won.

Nancy Pelosi wants back in her House.

“We nominated a president last time. We have an incumbent president of the United States. We’re very proud of him. There certainly will be enough people there to express that pride, but I’m not encouraging members to go to the convention no matter what the situation was [!!!], because they can be home. It’s campaign time. It’s the first week in September.”

And it’s too late already, anyway.

de rigueur on September 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

And I keep wondering when in the hell Dorothy is going to drop a house on the Wicked Witch of the West…

SWalker on September 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Yakko77 on September 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

They’ll live there rent free, charging for the sec. service the equivalent of what the mortgage costs…mooching off the system, like the Clintons. May they all spontaneously combust the looters.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Erika I think there is one more possibility–Obama is continuing to make Congress expendable. He doesn’t need them to pass a budget for him to spend money and he doesn’t need them to pass laws when he can just write EO’s.

txhsmom on September 3, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Holy smokes! Politico !!!!!!!!!! Is running empty chair pictures!

herm2416 on September 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

..and besides, Hawaii would have year-round golf.

Wethal on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Win!

Via Drudge:

We already knew the congressional Dems were behind the housing bubble that triggered the recession.

Now we know that a young lawyer named Obama was also intimately involved.

itsnotaboutme on September 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

The Community organizer at work. I was calling that out back in ’08. People were making excuses for Obama’s zero experience by trying to claim his community organizing was experience and I’d point out his biggest role was fighting banks and most likely getting people home loans they couldn’t afford as the housing bubble was bursting at the time. Now’s it’s more than implied, it’s confirmed. Well done America…. <_<

Yakko77 on September 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

How about the obvious: If reelected Obama will accelerate his governing without Congress. Congress has demonstrated that it does not have the stomach to resist. Maybe that will change if we get more true conservatives elected in November.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I think it’s going to be important that the GOP take control of the Senate as well as the House to balance out the Romney White House.

ModerateMan on September 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Obama’s number one campaign slogan:

It’s takes more than four years to correct 8 years of mistakes under George Bush!”

Barack inherited so much, vote for him again so he can disinherit the country even more.

profitsbeard on September 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Shouldn’t he perhaps be donating at least a fraction of his time to telling Americans to set him up with a Congress he can work with? I merely inquire.

That’s a rhetorical question, right? It’s apparent Obummer want the dems to lose the senate majority, so he can have even more of an excuse to say they’re obstructionists, and then enact all his pandering pet projects via executive order instead of how the Constitution intended.

KS Rex on September 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

It’s becoming obvious why this president is a failure. If he can’t help candidates, running for election or re-election, in the states he’s going to, it’s obvious he can’t walk and chew gum. There are a lot of things this president is incapable of doing, creating bi-partisan legislation with Republicans, working on entitlements, simplifying the tax code, running for re-election without dividing the country. I guess that’s what happens when you elect a community organizer, there are just so many things they can’t figure out.

bflat879 on September 3, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Priceless campaign ad from the RNC. Basically Obama is selling the same wolf tickets in 2012 he was selling in 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=fZgQhnNRSuw

crosspatch on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

All I heard was a great orator…orator…orator. Obama is awesome…awesome…Awesome.
/echo chamber

txhsmom on September 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Even the delivery- gestures and facial posturing– of Obysmal’s speech of 2012 is the same at that of 2008 in the “We’ve Heard It All Before” video.

onlineanalyst on September 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Secondly, part of Obama’s it’s-not-my-fault campaign messaging relies pitting himself against an uncooperative, obstructionist, unpopular Congress, and he wouldn’t want to appear too cozy with too many of them.

Erika, I disagree with this. I think the President doesn’t support fellow Democrats running for Congerss because I don’t believe for one second the President wants a Democrat controlled House and Senate. I don’t think Obama is so ambitious as to have HIS OWN Liberal agenda for the second term so that he’d need a Democrat Congress. And even if he had one, he’d actually have to be Presidential. With a Republican Congress, Obama can just sit back and whine about what could have been.

Remember, we’re talking about the second term of the Obama Presidency which means we’re talking about Obama framing his Legacy. As is so often mentioned, Obama has nothing of his own to run on this election. And that extends to his Legacy as well. It wouldn’t surprise me if Obama is going to frame himself as a martyr-victim who could have saved America if not for those pesky Republicans. That would far easier than actually trying to build a Legacy of achievement. And one thing I don’t think Obama is is a hard worker.

Scopper on September 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Come Nov 7th, I am SERIOUSLY considering a ‘Downfall’ Parody on ‘teh Won’.

Under the right circumstances of course….

Markvike on September 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Obama doesnt care about the congressional races in play. He doesnt care about congress period. With his executive fiats and workarounds he has shifted the balance of power and ruling to the executive office. Hence his preoccupation to keeping himself in office so he can institute some REAL change during his second term of rule.

Koa on September 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Obama knows the Dems won’t take the House and his Brave New World will come by EO and regulation, so why waste money if he wouldn’t get anything through Congress?

Wethal on September 3, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Me, Myself & I

tacodawn on September 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

He aims to destroy further, appoint SC justices and deprive Romney of any economic upswing credit.

He ultimately aims to rule like an emperor and a tyrant.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM

crosspatch on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

mr re-run himself…

can’t even come up with new material…

cmsinaz on September 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Ocommie will do nothing different if he got a second term. What difference does it make then if he holds the senate or not? In order to get a law passed he is the one that has to sign it into law regardless of who holds each house, he can just veto. I don’t think he’s worried about losing numbers in the range that would allow the senate and house to override his veto.

So, basically, he doesn’t care. Nothing new, except that if he loses the senate he doesn’t have a filter in dingyballsreid. In a second term, a lame duck term from day one, he wouldn’t give a flat crap what anyone thinks, he’ll just fire off anothe EO to get what he wants.

Farking communist pig that he is.

Wolfmoon on September 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Hillbuzz has been following that. Apparently Michelle’s mother has been leaking to her friends back in Chicago that come 2013, they’ll be living in Hawaii (and it won’t be a Western White House). Obama has used Chicago for what he could get out of it, and besides, Hawaii would have year-round golf.

Wethal on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Perhaps the “they’ll” will just be mom, Mo and the kids. Maybe, if he wins, Barry will be ‘shaving the beard’ and 2013 will see the “first gay couple” in the White House.

Yoop on September 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

That’s a rhetorical question, right? It’s apparent Obummer want the dems to lose the senate majority, so he can have even more of an excuse to say they’re obstructionists, and then enact all his pandering pet projects via executive order instead of how the Constitution intended.

KS Rex on September 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

That’s certainly plausible, but if this is a wave election as I believe, we’ll take the Senate with a few votes to spare and, if so, they can shut down his executive order proclivities by refusing to fund them through the budgetary process, which doesn’t require 60 votes to kill a filibuster.

Plus, there’s one more reason why Obama doesn’t want to be seen helping the individual Ds with tough elections. I think his internals are showing him way short and he doesn’t want to risk losing spill-over voters who might have a problem with their D Senate candidate. In other words, he may be worrying about reverse coattails.

TXUS on September 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

It should be very obvious to anyone who follows politics just a little. Obama has exercised his “executive” options on several occasions. (the recent immigration declaration for example) He has learned that NO ONE challenges his actions. He sets new regulations at will and NO ONE challenges his actions. He hasn’t met with any Republicans in months, nor his jobs panel or his cabinet but he has dinner every night with his adviser Valory Jarret who has Secret Service protection. He meets very little with the Democrats from either the House or Senate. Boil this all down and you have a President who needs NO ONE! Why therefore should he care who is in the House or Senate because he is a US Hugo Chavez and he has his agenda working perfectly with NO ONE interfering.

Pardonme on September 3, 2012 at 3:19 PM

He wast called “The One” for a reason.

billrowe on September 3, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Rumor: Obamas Are Moving To Hawaii In January 2013

Yakko77 on September 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

aha, Obama plans on being HI governor, so nobody will ever see his birth certificate

faraway on September 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Priceless campaign ad from the RNC. Basically Obama is selling the same wolf tickets in 2012 he was selling in 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=fZgQhnNRSuw

crosspatch on September 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

txhsmom on September 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM
onlineanalyst on September 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM
cmsinaz on September 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Hope the RNC has a “contrast and compare” ad up immediately following his convention speech. We’ll have heard it all before.

de rigueur on September 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

OT: Erika, the sporadic “I miss Tina Korbe” laments from other commenters notwithstanding, I thoroughly enjoy your work. I loved The dewy-eyed ingenue as well and think the world of MKH, but you are tart and cerebral and — except for getting tripped up every once in a while by a rogue spell-checker (“your”, “it’s”, etc.) — your stuff is eminently readable.

Besides, what can one say about a fellow cycling fan!

Sincerely,

an aged USCF CAT 3

The War Planner on September 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Debbie Doublespeak Dunce got her hair did in a new ‘do. She’s on Fox News with Megyn now. Not that I watched for more than a second.

Philly on September 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Heh. If you look at her for more than a second you would probably turn to stone. Worse, if you listen to her for more than a second your brain will probably turn to mush.

NOMOBO on September 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Kind of awkward, though, that a man who spends half his time telling us he’s sure he’ll be able to accomplish more in conjunction with Congress in a second term isn’t doing more to bolster the Senate’s chances of maintaining their Democratic majority or to picking up Democrats in the House, isn’t it? Shouldn’t he perhaps be donating at least a fraction of his time to telling Americans to set him up with a Congress he can work with? I merely inquire.

You do realize that Article II, Section 3 gives the President the power to indefinitely adjourn Congress if the two Houses can’t agree on a date of adjournment, right?

Steve Eggleston on September 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

If you haven’t yet seen it, the new video from the GOP is spot on. Obama2012 is deja vu all over again.

bloggless on September 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Thanks for that link, I hadn’t yet seen it — it’s a good ad, too.

Our national problem is that so many people won’t learn and won’t listen. Obama’s got all the moves down right that do attract those people and do get them to listen (and follow) and that’s the problem we the nation have, that some people are such willing followers of such bad if not awful spiel from Obama.

Lourdes on September 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM

It’s about the O. No one else matters.

thebrokenrattle on September 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Obama typifies the inability to observe reality that some people exhibit: the neighbor who everyone considered “such a nice person” who is found out much later after the damage is done that he’s a serial offender of terrible acts.

And yet, confronted with the facts, there are always just enough people who refuse to believe what they’re told, just can’t accept it, won’t, and worse, question the messenger.

Lourdes on September 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Obama, if all else fails still has two ace cards up his sleeve. If he falls behind-1.look for the RACE CARD-late Sept to early Oct. “Most presidents get re-elected. If I don’t it will be because of anti-black discrimination.” If that fails look for the WAR CARD the last week in October. Obama swings a secret deal with Israel to bomb Iran. “What a masterful stroke of genius” the ‘NY Slimes’ will crow “Obama has saved the Free World from a nuclear Iran.” In “gratitude” a “saved” nation will give The One a 10 point poll surge right back into the White House.

MaiDee on September 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

There are still people in Germany who swear that they “just didn’t know” what Hitler and company were up to, who swear even today that Hitler was a “nice man” who “made them feel” some sort of wonderful feeling…

I fear this is the same human failing that explains why people support Obama.

Lourdes on September 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

MaiDee on September 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I do expect some sort of international tragedy or major incident to happen that Obama will use to his popularity advantage before the election.

Notice how his campaign has recently deployed a few “typecasted” Democrats — Hispanic Bill Richardson and Black Maxxine Waters — to go about exclaiming how “the international community wants Obama relected.”

They don’t identify just WHO that is they’re referring to (who it is who is the “international community” to which they’re referring) and that they’re pushing the meme that Obama-is-the-world’s-favorite…

It’s part of the campaign strategy to force an unsubstantiated (and therefore, doubtful) image about Obama that he’s some master of national security and relationships with the world (which he has not proven himself to be but the Left keeps insisting that he is), which is then or can be, then, foundation to lend him increased stature should or when some big thing occurs in the world prior to November’s election: “Obama to the rescue” the script would go.

Richardson’s and Water’s insistence today about this alleged “international community” wanting Obama is part of the Left’s mind-gaming our voter population.

Lourdes on September 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

He ultimately aims to rule like an emperor and a tyrant.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM

He’s already doing both. A second term for Obama would spell doom for the U.S.A., as it’s known to be.

Lourdes on September 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Sigh, I just don’t get this guy.

I can understand not giving people money, but not making a local candidate part of your pitch on the stump? It just doesn’t make sense.

I suppose he thinks this is his “last election” so he won’t need these people in the future. But some of these pols must be more popular than Obama, wouldn’t it HELP him to align himself with them?

Not all of them, of course, but none of them?

And why are they having Big Chief Liz Warren speak at the convention? She’s really a weak link right now.

I don’t get these people, maybe they really did just catch lightening in a bottle last time and they don’t really have too much on the ball.

Jocon307 on September 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

He’s a narcissist. Of course there’s no air in the room for anyone but him.

No money for mere mortals.

No endorsements for mere mortals.

No face time for mere mortals.

No TV time for mere mortals

No time for mere mortals…period.

This mantra is embroidered on the pillowcases, right next to his face.

thatsafactjack on September 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Sigh, I just don’t get this guy.

I can understand not giving people money, but not making a local candidate part of your pitch on the stump? It just doesn’t make sense.

I suppose he thinks this is his “last election” so he won’t need these people in the future. But some of these pols must be more popular than Obama, wouldn’t it HELP him to align himself with them?

Not all of them, of course, but none of them?

And why are they having Big Chief Liz Warren speak at the convention? She’s really a weak link right now.

I don’t get these people, maybe they really did just catch lightening in a bottle last time and they don’t really have too much on the ball.

Jocon307 on September 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Or maybe they know they are gonna lose big, so what the hell, they’ll just give the finger to the majority that’s about to
kick them out..

bgibbs1000 on September 3, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Obama’s number one campaign slogan:

“It’s takes more than four years to correct 8 223 years of mistakes under George Bush! James Madison”

profitsbeard on September 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Amplified for effect.

Come Nov 7th, I am SERIOUSLY considering a ‘Downfall’ Parody on ‘teh Won’.

Under the right circumstances of course….

Markvike on September 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM

“Downfall” parodies aren’t as funny when the subject matter is your own freedom.

If were successful on election day, then I’ll laugh.

turfmann on September 3, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Would that the Democrats up for office would tell Obama he’s on his own, and then do what he does best, throw him under the bus in time to get in a political lifeboat, just before the U.S.S Barack goes down.

Don L on September 3, 2012 at 4:36 PM

A little voice in the back of my head keeps saying he doesn’t care. Was a deal made to substitute with Hillary? I swat it back down as idiotic -along with the idea that he hates America….but then,…

Don L on September 3, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Once the International community steals the election for him, he will not need the Congress…he can merely send them home (or to a FEMA camp) and declare that he will make all laws for America henceforth. He has already expressed his disdain for the Constitution and the American way of life. Who needs Congress when you have an emperor?

xmanvietnam on September 3, 2012 at 4:39 PM

The fools who brung him, the ones who eat his sh*t, and mistake it for Beluga caviar, should all spontaneously combust.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I have always enjoyed the look of someone spontaneously combusting.

Bmore on September 3, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Debbie Doublespeak Dunce got her hair did in a new ‘do.
Philly on September 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM

How does a “duck’s ass” look on a turkey?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Why would he? Congress exists to maintain the illusion for the “bitter clingers” that they have a choice in how they are governed.

iwasbornwithit on September 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Hey! Give Barry a break! He’s FOCUSED LASER-LIKE on KEEPING HIS JOB.

GarandFan on September 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM

It;s all about the “O”

iurockhead on September 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM

of course, many of them simply don’t want his help.

That’s my thought. They don’t want to get near Owe. All he has to offer is the kiss of death.

lynncgb on September 3, 2012 at 7:36 PM

I told y’all a ‘million’ times, and will continue to do so – Obama hates everybody. The narcissist only loves himself. No, he doesn’t even like himself. He just loves his own glory.

The fools who brung him, the ones who eat his sh*t, and mistake it for Beluga caviar, should all spontaneously combust.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

And we have a winnah!

Conservchik on September 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

On a side note, I wonder if BJ Clinton will stab the The Onester in the back of the chair when he gives his speech at the DNC. Is it too much to hope for? Oh, pretty please . . .

Conservchik on September 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

One must have a substantial ego to be President; I don’t deny nor begrudge that. Whoever holds that office must believe that they are the best person to be making such decisions, or they have no business even considering the run.

But there is a huge difference between self-confidence and unmitigated narcissism. Obama’s is so powerful he cannot permit anyone to share in his supposed glory. This is shameless behavior beyond the pale, even for a Democrat. There was someone, once, who rose from obscurity to national leadership on a cult of personality and nothing more, who was nearly as narcissistic and paranoid as Obama. But the 1930s are long gone, and Germany is back to being a pretty free country. Let us not make such a grave mistake and give him more time to damage this nation.

Freelancer on September 4, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Kind of awkward, though, that a man who spends half his time telling us he’s sure he’ll be able to accomplish more in conjunction with Congress in a second term isn’t doing more to bolster the Senate’s chances of maintaining their Democratic majority or to picking up Democrats in the House, isn’t it?

That has to be one of the most hard to read sentences you have ever given us, Erika.

GWB on September 4, 2012 at 8:29 AM