Obama’s chickens come home to roost

posted at 10:41 am on March 31, 2014 by Bruce McQuain

Michael Goodwin at the NY Post writes up a pretty damning summary of Barack Obama’s time in office as President of the United States.  One of the primary criticisms of candidate Obama was that he’d never really done anything of note.  He’d never run a company or tried to meet a payroll, deal with government regulations, etc.  He was, critics cautioned, a politically driven empty suit.  Even his experience in politics was minimal.  Every political office he held he used as a platform to run for the next highest office, accomplishing little or nothing at each stop.

Those are his “chickens” and they’re certainly coming home to roost:

Obama’s sixth year in the White House is shaping up as his worst, and that’s saying something. He’s been in the Oval Office so long that it is obscene to blame his problems on George W. Bush, the weather or racism. Obama owns the world he made, or more accurately, the world he tried to remake.

Nothing important has worked as promised, and there is every reason to believe the worst is yet to come. The president’s casual remark the other day that he worries about “a nuclear weapon ­going off in Manhattan” inadvertently reflected the fear millions of Americans have about his leadership. Not necessarily about a bomb, but about where he is taking the country.

Anyone who looks objectively at these past 6 years has difficulty in saying anything good about the time this administration has been in power. Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair” analogy has never been more apt.  The lack of real governing experience has left us adrift in a hostile world:

The view from his faculty lounge has no space for reality. Anything that doesn’t fit the grand plan is dismissed as illegitimate. So while global hot spots multiply and the world grows dangerously unstable, the president still plans to slash the military.

Government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and EITC lose hundreds of billions to waste, fraud and abuse, but this administration chooses to balance the budget on the backs of the only institution that is Constitutionally mandated for the defense of the country during a time of extreme danger.  Cognitive dissonance of the highest order.

And his “legacy” piece of legislation, forced through the Democratically controlled congress in the face of popular protest, has been a dismal failure to this point:

ObamaCare is the domestic expression of the president’s ineptitude. The law that was supposed to fix health care has become a problem for millions, and now enjoys mere 26 percent approval, a poll finds. It is proving so unworkable that the White House has given up defending it as written and instead simply changes key provisions when they prove impossible to implement or politically inconvenient.

Change No. 38 came when officials extended the March 31 deadline for signing up. Never mind that those same officials said recently there would be no extension, and that the law wouldn’t allow it.

Presto — the limits on his power are moot because the president says so. Meanwhile, aides claim they don’t know how many of the 6 million who enrolled actually paid for insurance..

Perhaps the most damning quote from Goodwin’s piece is this one which succinctly sums up the Obama experience thus far:

A Caesar at home and a Chamberlain abroad, Obama manages to simultaneously provoke fury and ridicule. He bullies critics here while shrinking from adversaries there.

He divides the country and unites the world against us, ­diminishing the nation in both ways. His reign of error can’t end soon enough, nor can it end well.

The country must weather a little over 2 more years of this awful presidency and hope it survives it somehow.  If it survives it, one has to hope that upon reflection, the voters will realize that electing a president isn’t a beauty contest nor is it a venue within which to make a social statement.  “The first” this or that are not as important as the ability of the candidate to govern competently.  And, it is is certainly not a position in which the incumbent should be engaged in “on the job training”.

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

~McQ


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Let’s make it very concise:

The rat-eared one doesn’t work. ← That’s a big fat period right there.

Tsar of Earth on March 31, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Hey! You think those NCAA Men’s Basketball brackets fill themselves?

Happy Nomad on March 31, 2014 at 12:03 PM

but historically we had much darker periods and we survived them very well…

mnjg on March 31, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Aside from the ‘War Between the States’, I would challenge you to cite one darker period in our nation’s history. Discuss??

bimmcorp on March 31, 2014 at 12:05 PM

If History judges Barack Obama and finds him lacking, it will only do so hundreds of years in the future, kind of like someone today examining Nero.

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 11:54 AM

I actually have that in my FB page notes.

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Just a Manic Monday with a few thoughts. …..Forty percent of the country sees the greatness of the United States disappearing. Forty percent of the country sees the greatness of the United States being the ability of the United States to take care of them. The remaining 20% never like what the United States ever stood for and are happy that the first forty percent are suffering.

What a recipe for disaster.

HonestLib on March 31, 2014 at 12:07 PM

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 11:54 AM

And yet you have this information, Mr. Wilde.

Obama’s crimes will be exposed, too. Not in our lifetimes, but they will be exposed.

thatsafactjack on March 31, 2014 at 12:07 PM

HonestLib on March 31, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Well said….and I still don’t think you are really a lib…

bimmcorp on March 31, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Obama only has fifty years of sealed records. After that, just as it has with John and Bobby Kennedy, the truth will begin to bubble and seep to the surface.

I suspect because of the bloodshed and violence that Obama has unleashed in the Middle East and elsewhere, the deep divides in this nation he has exacerbated and nurtured, the speed at which those revelations occur will gain momentum and increase exponentially as time goes by. Because he is “The First African American President” scholars will rush to be foremost in the new ‘field’ of expertise.

So our lifetimes will not see the justice we seek. But Obama will be denied that glorious ‘legacy’ that would put him above all others in his own mind. That which he craves more than anything else in the world. The substitution for his father’s love denied him, the culmination of the consummate dream of the inveterate narcissist, denied him.

The piper, well and truly paid.

thatsafactjack on March 31, 2014 at 12:21 PM

….reign of error…perfect description

Deafdog on March 31, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Some of it is being done on purpose.

VegasRick on March 31, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Absolutely.

No one is that incompetent. Furthermore, incompetence has random effects – all of what we’re seeing fits more into a plan of ‘fundamental change’ of what is seen by the left of a nation that is corrupt, unjust, unfair, bigoted, and the source of all of the world’s problems.

Athos on March 31, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

…like we did in 2012?

KOOLAID2 on March 31, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Embrace the Suck (and there is a lot of it)…..

crosshugger on March 31, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

I have zero hope that the voting public will display any common sense. They will continue to vote for progressives/Democrats and the country will continue to decay in every social and economic area.

The American voting public are clueless idiots!

cajunpatriot on March 31, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

…like we did in 2012?

KOOLAID2 on March 31, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Exactly! I wouldn’t count on the resurgence of common sense in 2016.

tomshup on March 31, 2014 at 1:04 PM

With respect to “The war of northern agression”:
The Northerners, in their infiite wisdom, decided to kill 650,000 citizens in order to mainain a federation of states that many southrn states decied they didn’t want to remain part of.
How sick is that.
The constitution gave them every right to seceed; but tere were resources that them damn yankees couldn’t do without.
We’re about to re-enter the very dangerous bizarro world of the Progressive mind.
III

Sgt Stryker on March 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

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blammm on March 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Damn; why don’t my keystrokes register on this site?
III

Sgt Stryker on March 31, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Teddy Roosevelt: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Obama: “Mouth off and wimp out!”

Ricard on March 31, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Anyone, I triple dare you, list one free/freer people, due to obama/Hillary/Kerry.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Illegal Aliens, criminals and terrorists don’t count, Schad??

Deano1952 on March 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

How bad will it get? I worry the worst is yet to come.

petefrt on March 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Flailing

Illegal Aliens, criminals and terrorists don’t count, Schad??

Deano1952 on March 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Those of you who listed them, do you count them as people?

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:31 PM

The piper, well and truly paid.

thatsafactjack on March 31, 2014 at 12:21 PM

This is true. Must be augmented with the fact that the stupid nation/populace, in the majority will also pay the piper.

It is symbolic how down the sewer the land has gone – how often has an HA troll derided obama and any of the D-rats who’re lawless, criminal and etc.? How often have we done this for any R crooks?

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Let’s admit we made a mistake, but
Can we still be friends?
Heartbreak’s never easy to take, but
Can we still be friends?

It’s a strange sad affair
Sometimes seems like we just don’t care
Don’t waste time feeling hurt
We’ve been through hell together

J_Crater on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

While at it, obama freed the Black Panther thugs too. But those are not “people”.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Michael Goodwin at the NY Post writes up a pretty damning summary of Barack Obama’s time in office as President of the United States.

Curiously enough, on July 4, 1999, another Goodwin, this one named Richard, wrote a piece for the Boston Globe that concluded that Bill Clinton’s pResidency had also been a complete failure. And he wrote this piece without once mentioning al Qaeda or the upcoming 9/11 attacks that Clinton left his successor.

Goodwin ticked thru each and every facet of Clinton’s misAdministration, meticulously detailing his failures in each and every field. His article is still at the Boston Globe’s website, but you will have to pay $3 or so to read it. It’s well worth the time.

At the time, Goodwin’s column was widely ignored by the Democrat Media, for two reasons.

1. He dared to criticize the Democrat Media’s political creation/Rock Star, and

2. Richard Goodwin was one of them, a Democrat. He was also an aide and speechwriter for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and a respected “historian”.

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I’m not saying that Hillary would have been any better but she did try to warn us (and for her trouble she got accused of running a racist campaign.)

myiq2xu on March 31, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Her campaign was also the first to raise the issue of where O’bama was born!

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2014 at 1:36 PM

As dangerous as an empty chair is in a world full of opportunistic aggressors, I far more fear the agenda he has put into place under the guise of ineptness. Cunning and institutional desecration is hardly an empty suit.

Don L on March 31, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Voters will not change. Obama is the Paris Hilton / Kim Kardashian president…Famous for being famous.

He got elected because David Axelrod knew that most voters make their decisions based on the same criteria they use about whether or not they like a celebrity, and Obama was by far the best celebrity in the race.

If R’s want to win they need to get someone who can be a celebrity as well as hopefully being able to do a reasonable job governing.

Ronald Reagan is the model for this. He was a celebrity and he knew how to use that for public appeal. All of Hillary’s popularity is because she is a celebrity and she plays to that by really not making too many statements of hard policy.

Conservatives have one strong celebrity that also has hard management and policy experience and her name is Sarah Palin.

She would win. Right now I don’t know of single other R that would beat Hillary.

georgealbert on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

obamiKKKa’s chickenzzzzzzzzzzzzz………….Ah comin’ homeeeeeeeeeee to roossssssssssssssssssssssssssssst!

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

The country must weather a little over 2 more years of this awful presidency and hope it survives it somehow. If it survives it, one has to hope that upon reflection, the voters will realize that electing a president isn’t a beauty contest nor is it a venue within which to make a social statement. ”The first” this or that are not as important as the ability of the candidate to govern competently. And, it is is certainly not a position in which the incumbent should be engaged in “on the job training”.

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

All evidence to the contrary, of course. You don’t have to look far for evidence that much of the left is STILL beyond salvage or hope in this regard, despite the reality of is slapping them in the face every day.

Midas on March 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Well done, MG!

petefrt on March 31, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Conservatives have one strong celebrity that also has hard management and policy experience and her name is Sarah Palin.

She would win. Right now I don’t know of single other R that would beat Hillary.

georgealbert on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

In my view, Gov. Palin is the only person on the radar who can actually stem the tide and save the nation. With Sen. Cruz as a running mate…that would be my ticket…

bimmcorp on March 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

To be fair, I’m always deriding the entire political class, as are you. I’ve grown so disgusted with them all, watched as they sold themselves, what passes for their ‘principles’, for a dime or a vote, that I’m finding it almost impossible to dredge up the will to vote for any of them. In the end, I may not be able to find one for whom I may cast my vote in good conscience.

However, I understand your point, and it is well taken. The majority will suffer, and most won’t see. Willful blindness may end us all.

thatsafactjack on March 31, 2014 at 1:44 PM

In my view, Gov. Palin is the only person on the radar who can actually stem the tide and save the nation. With Sen. Cruz as a running mate…that would be my ticket…

bimmcorp on March 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I’d vote for that ticket in a heartbeat.

And I’d go to the polls wearing my tatoo’d ‘CRUZ’ t-shirt. :) Wait, you probably can’t do that, right (shirt with candidate name on it)?

Midas on March 31, 2014 at 1:50 PM

It is symbolic how down the sewer the land has gone – how often has an HA troll derided obama and any of the D-rats who’re lawless, criminal and etc.?

Um, can’t think of any instances.

How often have we done this for any R crooks?

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Um, at every opportunity?

Midas on March 31, 2014 at 1:56 PM

” If it survives it, one has to hope that upon reflection, the voters will realize that electing DEMOCRATS a president isn’t a beauty contest nor is it a venue within which to make a social statement.”

Fixed it for ya, MG…

Seven Percent Solution on March 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

However, I understand your point, and it is well taken. The majority will suffer, and most won’t see. Willful blindness may end us all.

thatsafactjack on March 31, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Perhaps, and then again, perhaps not. For example, I have been ceaselessly pounding on my little drum for about 8 or 9 years now. Waring any and everyone who would listen, that the Mainstream Media is America’s most dangerous enemy.

I have been telling anyone who would listen, and most who wouldn’t, that Marxism has infiltrated our government at the highest levels, infected our public education system and corrupted our judicial system.

When first I began what most people assumed were these lunicidal rants, all but the most astute conservatives wrote me off as just another Art Bell tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist nut job.

Over the years I have watched in utter amazement as more and more people read the documentation I have provided, and woke up to reality. You pretty much cannot go on any Conservative blog or website today, without seeing individuals who are willing to publicly admit that the Mainstream Media are America’s enemy, or that our public schools are indoctrinating our children into Marxism.

I am not claiming responsibility for this, just pointing out, that when I first started pointing these truths out, I despaired of ever receiving any other response to what I was saying other than to be mocked and ridiculed as a fringe lunatic.

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I have been telling anyone who would listen, and most who wouldn’t, that Marxism has infiltrated our government at the highest levels, infected our public education system and corrupted our judicial system.

When first I began what most people assumed were these lunicidal rants, all but the most astute conservatives wrote me off as just another Art Bell tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist nut job.
oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I’m not sure why anyone would have written you off as “tin foil hat” for making the same points Ronald Reagan was making 40 years ago.

tommyboy on March 31, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Aside from the ‘War Between the States’, I would challenge you to cite one darker period in our nation’s history. Discuss??

bimmcorp on March 31, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Prove that Obama is worst than FDR or LBJ or we are living worst than the Great Depression…

mnjg on March 31, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Voters will not change. Obama is the Paris Hilton / Kim Kardashian president…Famous for being famous.

He got elected because David Axelrod knew that most voters make their decisions based on the same criteria they use about whether or not they like a celebrity, and Obama was by far the best celebrity in the race.

If R’s want to win they need to get someone who can be a celebrity as well as hopefully being able to do a reasonable job governing.

Ronald Reagan is the model for this. He was a celebrity and he knew how to use that for public appeal. All of Hillary’s popularity is because she is a celebrity and she plays to that by really not making too many statements of hard policy.

Conservatives have one strong celebrity that also has hard management and policy experience and her name is Sarah Palin.

She would win. Right now I don’t know of single other R that would beat Hillary.
georgealbert on March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Yes.

In my view, Gov. Palin is the only person on the radar who can actually stem the tide and save the nation. With Sen. Cruz as a running mate…that would be my ticket…
bimmcorp on March 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I’d vote for that ticket in a heartbeat.

Yes.

And I’d go to the polls wearing my tatoo’d ‘CRUZ’ t-shirt. :) Wait, you probably can’t do that, right (shirt with candidate name on it)?
Midas on March 31, 2014 at 1:50 PM

We could turn them inside out–until we leave the voting location…..

Green eyed Lady on March 31, 2014 at 2:16 PM

worst = worse…

mnjg on March 31, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

If only… unfortunately common sense as it once was doesn’t exist anymore. For there to be actual common sense, as it once was, would require an undoing of many here-to-fore accepted realities, including political correctness.

So much bull needs to be removed from the field of play before common sense can even think of making a comeback. until then, I would expect that the general silliness and over all state of higgely piggely in politics will continue, more’s the pity.

Endunamoo on March 31, 2014 at 2:20 PM

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I’m not sure why anyone would have written you off as “tin foil hat” for making the same points Ronald Reagan was making 40 years ago.

tommyboy on March 31, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Because despite what Ronald Reagan said, nearly all American’s have been taught certain things in their formal educations. Things like for instance, Sen Joesph McCarty went on a communist witch hunt and falsely accused hundreds of people of being communists.

Sen McCarthy did no such thing. HUAC (did that), which was nothing less than a false flag operation run by Marxist Democrats did that, and the Mainstream Media fueled the lies, and the Marxist in the Public Education system ensured that every American child was indoctrinated to believe that Sen McCarthy was an evil anti-communist witch hunting lunatic.

Many of these things say with us, even as adults, unless we are vigorously challenged regarding them. When confronted with the idea that things we have been taught all of our lives are lies, well, those who are rational and sane, simple do not accept such a proposition easily. Those who are not rational or sane, either jump overboard accepting any crazy idea, or refuse to ever consider the possibility that they may have been deceived.

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

Don’t bank on it. Low-info voters multiply like rabbits. And have about as much brains.

GarandFan on March 31, 2014 at 2:38 PM

However, I understand your point, and it is well taken. The majority will suffer, and most won’t see. Willful blindness may end us all.

thatsafactjack on March 31, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Aww, good J., my augmentations to your writings are not meant against you. I’d specifically say so. They just mean that I agree, and then add on, occasionally, to make sure that those who read/lurk, don’t miss out. If there’s any hope that we’ll exterminate the bad, we’ll fight together.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM

God, how I hate the goons.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

I am not claiming responsibility for this, just pointing out, that when I first started pointing these truths out, I despaired of ever receiving any other response to what I was saying other than to be mocked and ridiculed as a fringe lunatic.

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM

You aren’t the only one. I didn’t have a forum but I kept trying to warn people but they wouldn’t listen. When your brother owns a business and says the Democrats are good for business and a friend thinks Cuba has a good health system what can you do. Stupid people get what they deserve but I don’t deserve what they have dealt me.

crankyoldlady on March 31, 2014 at 3:48 PM

And still the Republicans refuse to fight against Obama and the Democrats in any meaningful way.

RJL on March 31, 2014 at 4:04 PM

And still the Republicans refuse to fight against Obama and the Democrats in any meaningful way.

RJL on March 31, 2014 at 4:04 PM

They are getting what they want from the status quo. What we probably need to do is dry up their money.

crankyoldlady on March 31, 2014 at 4:12 PM

We need to make a list of companies that are contributing to the Republican establishment and boycott them

crankyoldlady on March 31, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Prove that Obama is worst than FDR or LBJ or we are living worst than the Great Depression…

mnjg on March 31, 2014 at 2:16 PM

FDR and LBJ didn’t or couldn’t ignore the rule of law and do just about anything they wanted.

I’m really not sure that we’re not going through something very similar to the great depression only with extended unemployment, welfare, food stamps, Obamaphones, Section 8, WIC, and on and on. I remember the stories I heard from my parents and grandparents of out-of-work people showing up at the back door willing to do anything for a meal. We’d be there right now without the “safety net” we’re providing by borrowing money from the Chinese that our children and grandchildren theoretically have to pay back, although ultimately, we’re bound to inflate it away or default.

AcidReflux on March 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM

FDR and LBJ didn’t or couldn’t ignore the rule of law and do just about anything they wanted.

I’m really not sure that we’re not going through something very similar to the great depression only with extended unemployment, welfare, food stamps, Obamaphones, Section 8, WIC, and on and on. I remember the stories I heard from my parents and grandparents of out-of-work people showing up at the back door willing to do anything for a meal. We’d be there right now without the “safety net” we’re providing by borrowing money from the Chinese that our children and grandchildren theoretically have to pay back, although ultimately, we’re bound to inflate it away or default.

AcidReflux on March 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM

You need to read more about both FDR and LBJ and then you will know that they were vastly more dangerous than Obama… FDR was the first President who wanted to be elected for life… He broke more laws than anyone else… In fact he proposed a new bill of rights based only on the Welfare State… He expended the power of the government more than any other President before or after him… He brought us the Social Security and the disaster that will results from it eventually… LBJ brought expended the Welfare State to unprecedented levels by bringing us Medicare and Medicaid… Medicaid is the a 100% welfare program where the recipients pay nothing for their benefits, in fact it is the largest welfare program in history of mankind…
Obama is a fool with a lot of rhetoric but he cannot even implement his Obamacare and he has to delay most of it… The only thing that Obama have effectively enacted in Obamacare is the Medicaid expansion… Obama is acting like a dictator but he is a child compared to FDR… Do you know that FDR wanted to change the Supreme Court from 9 to 12 to have total control over it?… Again read history…

Regarding the Great Depression, we are even close… While you were debating which latest gadget to buy your children or grand children last Christmas, the people who lived in the Great Depression were debating if they will have breakfast or lunch or dinner because they can only have one meal…

As I said before for most idiots, history starts the day they were born… I am sure you are one of these idiots…

mnjg on March 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

There’s a BIG problem with this statement (unfortunately): the majority of the delegate-rich electoral college states usually vote for the Democrats (even states such as Virginia and Florida are now purple and turning bluer and bluer).

What possible pathway would ANY GOP candidate have to get to 270 electoral votes given the current electoral logistics?

Bob Davis on March 31, 2014 at 5:16 PM

A recent survey found Obama to be 4th greatest president ever!

Tied for first were Reagan, Washington, Lincoln

Tied for second were Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Madison and Adams

Tied for third were the rest of the white presidents

In fourth place by himself was Jugears.

txdoc on March 31, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

Sorry Bruce, most Americans have a ‘learning disability.’

nullrouted on March 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

What possible pathway would ANY GOP candidate have to get to 270 electoral votes given the current electoral logistics?

Bob Davis on March 31, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Pray that California breaks up into several states?

That’s the only way I see us carrying 2016 (or 2020, or 2024, or 2028…)

nullrouted on March 31, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Bob Davis on March 31, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Pray that California breaks up into several states?

That’s the only way I see us carrying 2016 (or 2020, or 2024, or 2028…)

nullrouted on March 31, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Thank God, California isn’t any where near as Democrat as most of you have been fooled into thinking it is.

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 6:14 PM

mnjg on March 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM

We have our own style and if I wanted somebody to read a history book or such, I would wrap it in nice pretty paper; with a bow on top; with a little card with their name on it; and give it to them with a nice warm smile.

Somehow beating them over the head with the book just never worked for me. Carry on. Chuckle!

HonestLib on March 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM

What’s really damaging this country, in my opinion, is the crony capitalism that is making the wealthy extremely more richer. The stock market is rigged, the funny money being printed goes only to support the stock market and nobody in the lower classes is on firmer ground. I genuinely fear for the future if we don’t stop this new crop of “robber barons”.

HiJack on March 31, 2014 at 7:45 PM

A recent survey found Obama to be 4th greatest president ever!

Tied for first were Reagan, Washington, Lincoln

Tied for second were Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Madison and Adams

Tied for third were the rest of the white presidents

In fourth place by himself was Jugears.

txdoc on March 31, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Oh man, that is hilarious! And absolutely true. Although, I’m sure that Carter nearly missed being placed third.

HiJack on March 31, 2014 at 7:47 PM

We have our own style and if I wanted somebody to read a history book or such, I would wrap it in nice pretty paper; with a bow on top; with a little card with their name on it; and give it to them with a nice warm smile.

Somehow beating them over the head with the book just never worked for me. Carry on. Chuckle!

HonestLib on March 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Unlike many fools on the internet I am not posting on political forums to teach or inspire or motivate… I just speak the truth and from time to time I like to insult the idiots while speaking it…

mnjg on March 31, 2014 at 9:08 PM

It’s difficult to look objectively, at the Obama Administration, because we can’t possibly get a clear picture of it because of all the secrecy. There’s a reason they’re the least transparent administration in history. I believe it’s because they know they’re in way over their heads and they believe, by hiding their processes and keeping everyone in the dark, no one will be able to figure it out.

Honestly, I don’t have as much of a problem with Obama and his administration as I do with the Congressional Democrats who refuse to reign him in. It appears there are no adults in Washington D.C., none in the White House, none in the Senate, none in the House, and none in the Federal Government. Some of the things he’s done require a resignation, none have happened. Some require administrative action, i.e. firing, that has not happened. The Congressional Democrats know some of these things yet refuse to join with the Republicans to deal with it.

Finally, we have the Republicans who, when this administration first started were cowed into submission by a national media, that raved about all the changes taking place and how out of touch the Republicans were. Then came the tea party which showed them how to fight and they were cowed by the Democrats and the press into believing the tea party was an outlier group and extreme. Rather than trying to deal with them, the Republicans are bent on trying to marginalize the tea party. The Republicans have a severe leadership problem that refuses to be the difference maker in D.C They’re full of excuses on why they can’t, yet I’ve seen little to make me want to support the present leadership. If there is any group capable of losing the next election it’s the present Republican leadership. They should be the ones protecting America from the inept President, instead they keep playing into his hands because they’re more inept.

bflat879 on March 31, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Hopefully these lessons have been learned and, in 2016, we’ll see a resurgence of common sense among the voting public.

I could not agree more..:)

PS..Excellent blog post Brue McQuain..:)

Dire Straits on March 31, 2014 at 9:42 PM

I have only one consolation about Obama… he isn’t John McCain.

leftnomore on March 31, 2014 at 11:13 PM

SP won’t run. She know the R elite can’t be beat. They have already chosen their guy, Jeb, and we will be told to get in line. He will lose and Killary will finish what Obamao started. They will outlaw guns and take what little savings we have left to provide for everyone at some point in the future. We will be told what and how much we can eat, what doctor we can see and when, and how our children will be schooled. If this sounds familiar, it should. We are already there.

Kissmygrits on April 1, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Regarding the Great Depression, we are even close… While you were debating which latest gadget to buy your children or grand children last Christmas, the people who lived in the Great Depression were debating if they will have breakfast or lunch or dinner because they can only have one meal…

As I said before for most idiots, history starts the day they were born… I am sure you are one of these idiots…

mnjg on March 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM

A little pissy. My grandparents did fairly well in the Depression. One was a civil engineer; one owned a business. My point is that with the real unemployment level we have now and without the “safety net” (paid with borrowed money)we’d have bread lines, hobos, and Hoovervilles.

AcidReflux on April 1, 2014 at 9:59 AM

the majority of the delegate-rich electoral college states usually vote for the Democrats (even states such as Virginia and Florida are now purple and turning bluer and bluer).

What possible pathway would ANY GOP candidate have to get to 270 electoral votes given the current electoral logistics?

Bob Davis on March 31, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Considering the overall tone of the discussion here, the ironic answer may be the candidate with a Mexican wife. The GOP has a solid lock on the white vote. It’s the black and Hispanic voting blocks which are problematic.

The Bringer on April 1, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Anyone still willing to support Democrats after experiencing the Pelosi-Reid-Obama regime should be exiled to Venezuela – or Russia.

Only because North Korea wouldn’t take them without a big payment.

Adjoran on April 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

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