Sabotage: Obama thanks red-state Democrat Kay Hagan publicly after she refuses to appear with him

posted at 4:01 pm on January 15, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Standard, emphasis on “publicly.” Given the way O stresses that word, it’s hard to believe this wasn’t a deliberate (and admittedly funny) dig at Hagan for running away from him when he’s in her neighborhood. But why would he do that? He’s been through two election cycles already as president; as I recall, the only red-state House Democrat willing to share a stage with him in 2010 after ObamaCare passed was Tom Perriello. (Who went on to lose his reelection bid that year, as did lots and lots and lots of other Dems.) As such, there’s no reason to be grumpy about Hagan pulling the “Barack who?” routine at this point. Why hand the Americans for Prosperity ad team another soundbite to use against her just because she wouldn’t give them a photo op to use? Having the Senate in GOP hands next year won’t matter tremendously in terms of what does or doesn’t get passed, but it’ll matter a lot to him when there’s a new Supreme Court vacancy or when he’s looking for back-up from congressional Dems during the next round of budget/debt-ceiling brinksmanship.

Maybe he figures that, at this point, one more unhelpful soundbite can’t hurt. The Good Ship Hagan’s taken on so much water already from ObamaCare, what’s another cupful? Do you ever wonder, though, if this guy imagined even in his darkest moments in the Hopenchange-y summer of 2008 that he’d one day be so toxic to the other party that red-state Dems would duck him when he came to town? That’s par for the course for any president, but not every president is a would-be post-partisan messiah.


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He will not be mocked.

Johnnyreb on January 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Hah, Hagan is . Bag her tag her and …..

jake49 on January 15, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Johnnyreb on January 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Oh yes he will, and he EARNED it.

RealMc on January 15, 2014 at 4:05 PM

But why would he do that?

he`s a whinny, thin-skinned man-child.

ThePrez on January 15, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Thin skin

tommer74 on January 15, 2014 at 4:05 PM

She better have the last 15 years of taxes in order.

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Douche is as douche does.

WarEagle01 on January 15, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Kay Hagan Obama!

22044 on January 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Not much of a story or soundbite, really. I am glad to see evidence, and there is so much of it, of Obama’s pettiness but none detected here. Just Obama being dense.

Sherman1864 on January 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

He was showing her that he’s a better man than she is, but I’d say it’s a tie.

Akzed on January 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

“Obama Warmly Embraces Kay Hagan’s Record…”

I don’t know if Hagan realizes…

… that running away doesn’t wash off the stink.

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

If Obama doesn’t know how little it takes to get some folks a’wild with theories, this should prove it to him.

verbaluce on January 15, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Do you see that blonde woman behind him look at he guy next to her?? She caught it.

KMC1 on January 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM

He sure is a conniver.

Plus, he’s not out of kindergarten either.

Schadenfreude, pure on exposing her.

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Wish I could take credit for this line, but another HA wit once suggested that if Obama’s skin was any thinner he’d have a reservoir tip.

brushman on January 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM

A thug is pajama-president.

This can’t be imagined in any fiction.

The guy is dumber than rocks.

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Hagan better watch her step.

The Kenyan Dictator has got that infamous phone and pen on him.

viking01 on January 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

In all seriousness, I would like to know what a body language expert thinks about this clip.

When he says “publicly,” he makes a motion with his hand similar to cutting something. How about cutting off her chances of winning? LOL

Donald Draper on January 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Would I not love to be a hair on THAT nipple during her fit of rage.
Dem can’t run from her Rat.

AllahsNippleHair on January 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Sabotage: Obama thanks red-state Democrat Kay Hagansbeen publicly after she refuses to appear with him

fify

M240H on January 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

If Obama doesn’t know how little it takes to get some folks a’wild with theories, this should prove it to him.

verbaluce on January 15, 2014 at 4:11 PM

It burns” — Del

How come you’re not ashamed at his kindergarten antics?

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Penny for her thoughts

“Stfu
Barack”

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Obama takes a cheap shot and you’re surprised AP?

workingclass artist on January 15, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Petty vindictive little punk.

petefrt on January 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

not every president is a would-be post-partisan messiah.

A purported post-partisan prophet?

Say it, don’t spray it.

Socratease on January 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

…but it’ll matter a lot to him when there’s a new Supreme Court vacancy…

It will? You expect the GOP to grow a spine in the next two years? You don’t think people like McCain will argue that we need to defer to the president on judicial nominees and avoid partisan bickering?

You obviously have far more faith in the GOP than I do at this point.

Shump on January 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

But why would he do that?

he`s a whinny, thin-skinned man-child.

ThePrez on January 15, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Yes.

catsandbooks on January 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

When he says “publicly,” he makes a motion with his hand similar to cutting something. How about cutting off her chances of winning? LOL

Donald Draper on January 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Most likely that is Obama’s gang sign for:

“Don’t bother me about Benghazi… I’m busy partying with Jay-Z.”

viking01 on January 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM

“Obama Warmly Embraces Kay Hagan’s Record…”

I don’t know if Hagan realizes…

… that running away doesn’t wash off the stink.

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Eleventy !!11!!

lol

Key West Reader on January 15, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Via the Standard, emphasis on “publicly.” Given the way O stresses that word, it’s hard to believe this wasn’t a deliberate (and admittedly funny) dig at Hagan for running away from him when he’s in her neighborhood. But why would he do that?

Because he’s petty and vindictive and will not be betrayed?

rbj on January 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Hagan will just have to learn to embrace the suck. She was only too happy to be seen with him when she thought he wasn’t toxic. Too late to revise history now.

Bitter Clinger on January 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM

If Obama doesn’t know how little it takes to get some folks a’wild with theories, this should prove it to him.

verbaluce on January 15, 2014 at 4:11 PM

I doubt Obama is smart enough, or curious enough to read these pages.

NotCoach on January 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Hagan gets a 7 on the Obama’s traitor scale.

29Victor on January 15, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Cue up The Beastie Boys

John the Libertarian on January 15, 2014 at 4:29 PM

That’s too funny.

BKeyser on January 15, 2014 at 4:29 PM

But why would he do that?

The same reason people close bridge lanes.

portlandon on January 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM

How’s that renewed humility workin’ out for ya Kay?

BKennedy on January 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM


But why would he do that?

One Word…Spoiled.

Ask any parent.

BlaxPac on January 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM

He’s just reminding Sen. Hagan that he can remind everyone in NC about her great support of Obamacare and that she really, and for true, wants to run on that!

Surely, Sen. Hagan, that is what you want to do now, isn’t it?

I mean if you wanted to help get rid of this legislative monster you would have worked against it once you realized just how truly awful it is… but you haven’t. So you are really just giving the hint that you need Obama to remind everyone else for you.

So clever!

ajacksonian on January 15, 2014 at 4:31 PM

I got a Benjamin that Kay found a boiling rabbit on her stove.
He will not be ignored.

AllahsNippleHair on January 15, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Kiss the ring b*tch or else.

jukin3 on January 15, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Hah, Hagan is . Bag her tag her and …..

jake49 on January 15, 2014 at 4:04 PM

…or…..ridden hard, and hung up wet…

O.K.,that wasn’t nice.

Sorry Kay.

ToddPA on January 15, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Given the way O stresses that word, it’s hard to believe this wasn’t a deliberate (and admittedly funny) dig at Hagan for running away from him when he’s in her neighborhood. But why would he do that?


I have to remind myself that cat-keeping RINO’s have little real world experience with organized crime associates.

Point of OCA etiquette: If you were once happy to be seen with an OCA, you must ALWAYS thereafter be willing to be seen with the OCA, regardless of any perceived “reduced circumstances” on the part of the OCA.

“Why would he do that?”

.
Because the CiC OCA wanted to publicly send a message to anyone else considering “avoiding his company” in the future.

Message (for the hair ball impaired): You can run … buy you can’t hide.

PolAgnostic on January 15, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Hagan should have shown up…Only with a paper bag over her head with holes cut out for the eyes like Cleveland Browns fans used to do. Sorta like saying “We support you, we just don’t want anybody to know we do.”

Pqlyur1 on January 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Kay Hagan needs to kneel before Zod.

portlandon on January 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM

If Obama doesn’t know how little it takes to get some folks a’wild with theories, this should prove it to him. That’s why I was too afraid to venture into today’s Ben Ghazi thread.

verbaloon on January 15, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Fixed.

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2014 at 4:41 PM

verbaluce on January 15, 2014 at 4:11 PM

How come you’re not ashamed at his kindergarten antics?
Schadenfreude on January 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Shame requires a conscience.

Akzed on January 15, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Meh.. cheap shot versus clueless. Either one describes the POSPOTUS to a tee.

SteveInRTP on January 15, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Obama is a very small, very petty, vindictive man of no real talent.

And he’s getting smaller, pettier and more vindictive each year.

2017 is so very very faraway…

SPQR on January 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Anyone else notice the screen caption?

“President in North Carolina to Discuss Job Creation Program”

President Dopey doesn’t even realize by stepping on that stage he’s creating a job for another Republican representative.

fogw on January 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM

One theory to consider.

Sith Lord Jarrett: Be sure to mention Senator Hagan during today’s speech in North Carolina, my young disciple. (Under breath: I’ll show that b!tch…)

Obumbler: Yes, mommy!

NotCoach on January 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM

But why would he do that?

He’s our petulant President. I’m a little disappointed that he didn’t scratch his cheek with his middle finger while saying it.

Mallard T. Drake on January 15, 2014 at 4:48 PM

What? No transcript? I can’t listen to this guy – even for 15 seconds.

Hill60 on January 15, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Allahpundit refuses to realize how stupid Obama is. That’s why he latched on to the alternative explanation. I’m sure you would agree with me. blink on January 15, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Dude, I don’t think you realize what a petulant child 0b00ba is. This is certainly purposeful – “You want to run from me? I’ll jump on your back.”

He knows he’s toxic, he knows it better than we do. That’s not the point. The point is that the Hagans of the world are expected to go down with the ship, with him at the helm. “If the captain… can’t leave… the ship thaaaaaat he sank… then… neither can you.”

Akzed on January 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Quote, not strike, sorry.

Akzed on January 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

The chick behind him in the striped shirt is cute, must be a closet conservative.

Bishop on January 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Maybe he found out that she was one of the “Dems hoping Obama gets more humble in 2014″. But why would they be surprised, hasn’t he refused to share his Obama stash with them?

Cindy Munford on January 15, 2014 at 4:53 PM

That’s par for the course for any president, but not every president is a would-be post-partisan messiah.

That would be “Former Messiah and US President Barack Obama”

BobMbx on January 15, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Everybody better look out.

Dude’s got a pen!

/Seriously. He has a pen. I am so skeered.

Key West Reader on January 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Obama thanks red-state Democrat Kay Hagan publicly after she refuses to appear with him

Il bacio della morte from the Capo.

Happy Nomad on January 15, 2014 at 4:59 PM

That would be “Former Poseur Barack Obama, the failed Community Organizer” who attempted to destroy the United States, but failed miserably. Much to his wife’s chagrin.

BobMbx on January 15, 2014 at 4:56 PM

:o)

Key West Reader on January 15, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Not appearing publicly with Obama ain’t gonna help Kay Hagan. The Dems face a long spell of the blues — and they did it all to themselves. Culpae poenae par esto.

prairiemain on January 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

All that was missing was the innocent scratch of his face with his middle finger.

WisRich on January 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I got a Benjamin that Kay found a boiling rabbit on her stove.
He will not be ignored.

AllahsNippleHair on January 15, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Valerie is in the WH with a steak knife

“Dead!”
“Dead!”
“Dead!”

You hear me, Rahmbo?

Lanceman on January 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Everybody better look out.

Dude’s got a pen!

Key West Reader on January 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Ironic since he can only use safety scissors.

Happy Nomad on January 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Not appearing publicly with Obama ain’t gonna help Kay Hagan. The Dems face a long spell of the blues — and they did it all to themselves. Culpae poenae par esto.

prairiemain on January 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Well, when your state party is in disarray after all the corruption and a loon that suggested to just not hold an election cycle so that the incumbents wouldn’t have to worry about their jobs…….. Hiding in DC is about the smartest thing Hagan could do.

Happy Nomad on January 15, 2014 at 5:03 PM

She better have the last 15 years of taxes in order.

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Too funny, M9.

hawkdriver on January 15, 2014 at 5:04 PM

…he’s just a little dick!

KOOLAID2 on January 15, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Whoa.That guy is vindictive. She is a goner anyway but he is putting her into skinned alive territory.

Southernblogger on January 15, 2014 at 5:05 PM

That’s par for the course for any president, but not every president is a would-be post-partisan messiah.

Barbara Walters will not be happy with this insolence. When was the last time we had a look at your taxes, Pal?

hawkdriver on January 15, 2014 at 5:08 PM

..In North Carolina to promote new ‘JOb Hub”???

WTF is a JOB HUB???

BigWyo on January 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM

WTF is a JOB HUB???

BigWyo on January 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Damfino.

Maybe it’s to promote new ideas. “To get people working on fixing our crumbling roads. And bridges. Uhh uhh uhh aaaaannnd uhhh…”

Lanceman on January 15, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Key West Reader on January 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM

And a phone. Don’t forget the phone.

Cindy Munford on January 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

And another thing…Is there still people out there willing to be in the background of a God King Speaks video without getting paid for it????

Take a look at those imbeciles…that is the face of brain dead cult adoration.

BigWyo on January 15, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Are there…yeah I know….

BigWyo on January 15, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Take a look at those imbeciles…that is the face of brain dead cult adoration.

BigWyo on January 15, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Almost had me convinced to watch it. But PMSNBC AND obama? forget you! One or the other, but not both!

Lanceman on January 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Ha! Obama is channeling his inner Glenn Close from “Fatal Attraction.”

“I’m not gonna be ignored, Kay!”

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on January 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

I can see he’s still working on his fake knee-grow dialect.

The way he says “public-leh” needs a little work. He doesn’t sound quite like Jesse Jackson just yet, but he’s almost there.

UltimateBob on January 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Please Barak, also visit Arkansas, Lousianna, New Hampshire, Alaska, etc., etc., etc.

Deafdog on January 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Did she get a new computer from NSA?

davidk on January 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

He did it deliberately b/c the entire Senate Dem caucus (55 a__holes) is coming to the White House tonight and he wanted to show them who is boss, and what will/will not be tolerated.

matthew8787 on January 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Like the SS publicly thanking collaborators by name, in Poland.

Only, Hagan won’t later be found hanging.
Which is rather a shame.

orangemtl on January 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Nothing gets skunk off you. Nothing.

dogsoldier on January 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Via the Standard, emphasis on “publicly.” Given the way O stresses that word, it’s hard to believe this wasn’t a deliberate (and admittedly funny) dig at Hagan for running away from him when he’s in her neighborhood.

Maybe. But it seems just as likely he was reading whatever was on the teleprompter. He’s been known to do that.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Nothing gets skunk off you. Nothing.

dogsoldier on January 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM

http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/live/g2100/build/g2100.pdf

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2014 at 6:07 PM

BO has become the Pepe Le Pew for red state libtards.

David in ATL on January 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM

My take on the clip is that he’s being passive-agressive; it’s a deliberate mention of her, not off the cuff.

How often does O go out of his way to publicly thank anyone, especially someone that just slighted and ignored him? He good and well knows she’s up for re-election.

Mayday on January 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM

My take on the clip is that he’s being passive-agressive; it’s a deliberate mention of her, not off the cuff.

How often does O go out of his way to publicly thank anyone, especially someone that just slighted and ignored him? He good and well knows she’s up for re-election.

Mayday on January 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM

He gave a shout out to a redskin once before tackling the workplace violence at Ft. Hood.

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Isn’t this the same clown who once told Democrats “Don’t worry, you have ME!”

GarandFan on January 15, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Having the Senate in GOP hands next year won’t matter tremendously in terms of what does or doesn’t get passed, but it’ll matter a lot to him when there’s a new Supreme Court vacancy or when he’s looking for back-up from congressional Dems during the next round of budget/debt-ceiling brinksmanship.

It will matter quite often, as it means that some things that would have never previously gotten to his desk now might. Why does that matter? It’s all about the image. Harry Reid is Obama’s firewall. He blocks things that would be embarrassing to the President from ever being voted upon. Like the 20+ jobs bills the House has passed.

If the Senate is in GOP hands, these bills get to the floor. And a few might even pass, depending upon the strength of the majority and how good Reid is at holding his minority together.

And if they pass, then Obama has to be the bad guy. He has to get out his veto pen. He has to explain, something he’s terrible at.

Right now, Reid prevents all of that, and it’s huge. Obama’s carefully crafted image depends upon him never having to be the bad guy.

Chris of Rights on January 16, 2014 at 8:32 AM

…and this is the guy from whom those Senate Dhimms would like to see more humility? Keeeeeep choomin’, dudes and dudettes – The One ain’t goin’ nowheres soon, got it?

DublOh7 on January 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM