Scarborough: Obama’s “checked out … doesn’t give a damn”

posted at 2:41 pm on August 15, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Plenty of people have concluded that Barack Obama has already begun the lame-duck phase of his presidency, but Joe Scarborough suggests that Obama may think so as well. In an interview with Hugh Hewitt making the rounds today, the Morning Joe host says that Obama’s insistence on hitting the links on Martha’s Vineyard in the increasing number of crises erupting means “he is either politically tone deaf or he just doesn’t give a damn,” and he’s pretty sure it’s the latter. His friends among Senate Democrats think Obama has “checked out”:

HH: Vice President Cheney, do they not get that the President should not be at Martha’s Vineyard right now?

JS: Well, you know, we had Dana Milbank on who, again, not the most right wing columnist for the Washington Post, but Dana said it’s one thing for presidents going on vacation. We’re all big supporters of presidents going on vacation. It’s another thing to be in Martha’s Vineyard while you’ve got tanks rolling in Middle America, and all the Middle East melts down. This is a president that does go out of his way to show that he’s not paying attention to what anybody says. He’s going to do exactly what he wants to do, and he’s going to be stubborn about it. He is politically, he is either politically tone deaf or he just doesn’t give a damn. And I tend to believe based on everything I’ve heard from people who work inside the White House, and we’ve got a lot of friends there, and based on my friends who are senior Democratic senators, this president has checked out.

HH: He is.

JS: He wants to be the next, I hear it time and time again from his close political allies. This man wants to be an ex-president.

Not that he has a lot to look forward to in that phase, either. Obama has made the mistake of insulating himself with “yes men,” he notes, but that won’t last forever. Some of those who are “yes men” now will start writing tell-all books when the weight of history comes down on this administration, and it won’t be pretty:

JS: The Obama administration and Valerie, I’ve got to say, I’m good friends with Valerie, too, but you know, Valerie and a lot of people around the White House said early on we don’t want to make new friends. I think it’s one of the biggest mistakes that any president can make. I think George W. Bush in large part made a lot of mistakes, because he was insulated. He had a lot of Yalies around him, and he didn’t want outsiders around him. I always looked to Ronald Reagan, who had James Baker trying to beat him in 1980. The second he beat George H.W. Bush, the first thing he did was hire James Baker and had James Baker run his campaign. And then he had James Baker on his White House, because he wasn’t afraid to have people around him who weren’t inside his bubble.

This president wants yes men around him. And again, I hear that from my Democratic friends, I hear that from his own former chiefs of staff. If anybody steps out of line, they’re immediately insulated and pushed out. You know, I said this on set after the cameras were turned off to a couple of people who I knew wouldn’t say it on the air. I said guys, you know as well as I do that the second this administration is over, the books are going to come from former secretaries of state. The books are going to come from former chiefs of staff. The books are going to come, and this president is going to have to deal with 20-30 years of disparagement from his own side, calling him one of the least effective presidents, because he’s one of the most insulated presidents.

Yes, when the recriminations begin flowing when the administration finally packs their bags, don’t expect a ringing chorus of hosannas — except about their departure. It won’t take long for those books to emerge, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them emerge before the end of the term. In fact, based on how her summer has gone, Hillary Clinton may be kicking herself for not grasping that opportunity with Hard Choices.

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Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

He could quit and then golf all he wants.

No one is forcing him to stay on.

gophergirl on August 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

raaacccciisssss
:O

burrata on August 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Nero Chooms.

Oil Can on August 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

What and give up all of those perks?

307wolverine on August 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

He could quit and then golf all he wants.

No one is forcing him to stay on.

gophergirl on August 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

He’d never give us the satisfaction. Not after six years of leftists busting our chops about Palin stepping down from her position, the valid reasons for it notwithstanding.

CurtZHP on August 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Worst Putts-in-Chief EVER.

Biggest bait and switch fraud anyone could ever dream of.

Meople on August 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Hey Obozo DLTDHYITAOTWO

BeachBum on August 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

He never really “checked in” – just kept voting “present”.

retiredtom on August 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Resign, Mr. President. Even the Pope did it and life went on.

Mason on August 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Hillary is definitely the big political loser, here. She could have waited a bit to push Hard Choices during a heavier election cycle (during/right after the midterms) instead of having it become a spring/summer bomb with such lackluster material. Not to mention she didn’t take on Obama in her book, then goes out and criticizes him, then goes to a Hug Summit.

There you go, Democrats.

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Perks, power, and poking his detractors.

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canopfor on September 23, 2010 at 8:59 AM

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 2:53 PM

If you want to be an ex president, there’s a procedure for that…. Man up, just quit. Biden can’t be worse; in fact supposedly he’s the “steady hand” on foreign policy. And the world is going to heck right now, so at least you can claim you are clearing the decks for the experienced man on the tiller…..

*snort* who are we kidding? Valerie makes the decisions anyway, Obama gets the perks. Just as he likes it.

Vanceone on August 15, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I don’t think he has ever given a damn…but life is good as POTUS.

d1carter on August 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Yep. After he’s gone, it will be raciss to blame him for 5 minutes, let alone 5 years. It’s Bush’s fault.

freedomfirst on August 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Oil Can on August 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Everyone always compares him to Nero, but I honestly think a closer comparison would be Caligula – total incompetence and nothing but self-pleasure and agrandizement. Instead of sex, with this moron, it’s vacations and golf, but pretty much the same thing.

PJ Emeritus on August 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM

For as much as we all like to say Biden is impeachment insurance, it’s to the point where Biden couldn’t possibly be any worse. He may be an idiot but he’d at least do a better job of giving a damn. No way does Biden stay on vacation while the world burns like this. But, Obama won’t resign because then all the perks go away too. Only way he goes is to be impeached. Gets him out of this crap job he hates with it being blamed on the Republicans and is a political winner for the Democrats as well.

KateNE on August 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM

You know instead of impeachment – the House could cut off the vacation budget.

They would be outta there in no time.

gophergirl on August 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM

He’s just an empty suit puppet, same as he’s always been. It was never about getting him specifically into the office, it’s about getting his inner circle of handlers and operatives into power.

Oxymoron on August 15, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Seriously. And I’m not even saying this like I’m Keith Uberdouche or anything. I’m being sincere. If he really has no interest in the responsibilities of his office, resign. Hand the reigns to Bite Me. And no, I don’t think that would be a downgrade for this country. Bite Me may be a lib and a moron in his own right, but I think he would be a lot more serious about the Presidency and at least attempt to deal with the sh-tstorm that Obama leaves behind. We can’t go through another 2 1/2 years of this.

Doughboy on August 15, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Doughboy on August 15, 2014 at 3:02 PM

He doesn’t want to deal with, or even think about, the results of the decisions he’s made, but, won’t give up the POTUS perks.

butch on August 15, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Barack gives a damn about gun control, Nationalized Medical Services, and getting as many Democrat voters as he can from outside the country.

listens2glenn on August 15, 2014 at 3:06 PM

It could get so bad after the 2014 elections that Democrats ask Obama (privately) to resign…feign a sickness or something.

albill on August 15, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Thank you, President Obama!

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Actually Obama’s azz is a pretty safe place to be.

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2014 at 3:07 PM

I have said it before on here, Obama did not want the job of President, he just wanted to “be” the President. There is a big difference between the two.

Johnnyreb on August 15, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

And give up 2.5 years of free golf, and that fabulous airplane?

BobMbx on August 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM

I have said it before on here, Obama did not want the job of President, he just wanted to “be” the President. There is a big difference between the two.

Johnnyreb on August 15, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Which means he has quite a lot in common with illegal aliens, who just want to be in America, instead of being an American.

BobMbx on August 15, 2014 at 3:11 PM

He gives a damn, plenty.

Just not on the things we consider important.

EPA, OSHA, DOJ Social Justice, Regionalism, etc….all going on full speed ahead.

aquaviva on August 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Delusional comment of the day:

So the ferguson situation has been resolved by just removing the white hillbillies from being in charge.

Yazidis have been saved.

Israel and Hamas are about to come to an agreement.

Putin remains impotent on the sidelines as all the money flees his country.

the economy and job market are booming. Obamacare premiums have come in and are nowhere near the doomsday predictions you guys were hoping for.

check, check, check, check, check, check.

what’s next for Obama to fix for you guys?

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Heh

just shut up already.

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Must be real hell to be a leftist thug.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Just think of how magnified his incompetence would be if speech writers did not exist…

hillsoftx on August 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

He doesn’t want to deal with, or even think about, the results of the decisions he’s made, but, won’t give up the POTUS perks.

butch on August 15, 2014 at 3:06 PM

But he’s out of his mind if he thinks he can keep playing this game of paying lip service to an issue when it blows up, then ignore it and wait for the media and his base(but I repeat myself) to move onto something else. He’s done that for over 5 1/2 years and we’re now seeing the result of that approach to governing. At the rate he’s going, he’s gonna spend the last year and a half of his term listening to the Democrat candidates for President trash him 24/7 because he’s become so toxic.

Doughboy on August 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

What about healing the planet…..

Receding the waters……

Bummer…..

Next!!!!!

Electrongod on August 15, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

But then you’s have President Biden. “No no you idiots! You just bombed Moscow! I distinctly remember ordering you to bomb MOSUL not Moscow!!”

MaiDee on August 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM

He’s checked out. For the moment. So’s everyone else. It’s August. If Obama’s not holding down the Situation Room in the White House, neither is Congress bothering to hold session. Only ISIS is showing any signs of life.

In a little more than 2 months Obama will know the lay of the political landscape for the rest of his presidency, and will know whether he can continue to sit back and let Reid squelch everything in the Senate while watching his back on EOs, or if he’ll have to handle Congress a little differently– but probably not much differently.

He’s already letting us know what he will do in either case. Whatever he pleases. The desultory press conferences, affectless speeches– he doesn’t care. He will do what he wants, when he wants. It’s simply a question of whether he doubles down on current SOP, or has to do a little dancing around McConnell in a Republican Senate. Either way, he knows that no one will stop whatever he wants to do. And in the next 2 years I think he intends to do a lot. We’ll wish he’d checked out.

Meanwhile, it’s August. Back to the links.

de rigueur on August 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Makes me wonder why Robert Gates wrote his mushy POS book.

What a waste of time that was. I respected Gates right up until a quarter way into his book.

I thought it was ghost written by Powell by the end.

elowe on August 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Isn’t this a recycled headline from 2009?

UnstChem on August 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

But then you’s have President Biden. “No no you idiots! You just bombed Moscow! I distinctly remember ordering you to bomb MOSUL not Moscow!!”

MaiDee on August 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Watch for Biden to “retire”, and then Obama picks another VP (a real ass, like Van Jones), then Obama retires.

BobMbx on August 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Just think of how magnified his incompetence would be if speech writers did not exist…

hillsoftx on August 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Take away his teleprompter and you have a SCOAMF!

Key West Reader on August 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

What’s the downside of President Biden? He’s a total idiot, and a gaffe machine, but seriously, how could he do worse than Obama is?

Heck, a potted plant at least can do nothing. Obama’s doing stuff just barely above nothing, but it’s almost always wrong. The plant wouldn’t do anything wrong.

Vanceone on August 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Well if you ever had any doubts that Scarborough is an amoral, media hack with non-existent principles.

His admission that he’s “good friends” with the venal, America hating Valerie Jarrett should disabuse you of them.

bluesdoc70 on August 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM

So the ferguson situation has been resolved by just removing the white hillbillies from being in charge.

Yazidis have been saved.

Israel and Hamas are about to come to an agreement.

Putin remains impotent on the sidelines as all the money flees his country.

the economy and job market are booming. Obamacare premiums have come in and are nowhere near the doomsday predictions you guys were hoping for.

check, check, check, check, check, check.

what’s next for Obama to fix for you guys?

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 10:18 AM

I wasn’t aware of this stuff. But if everdiso says it, it must be true.

Chuck Schick on August 15, 2014 at 3:37 PM

All those bleepers who shoved this junior varsity bencher on us for 8 years can shove their tell-all books right up their posteriors.

evergreen on August 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Well, when you’ve lost Joe Scarborough…

bofh on August 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM

He’s checked out?

When did he check in?

This entire Presidency has been one giant practical joke on America. I really believe that it was all a David Axelrod production, to see if he could literally get anyone elected President. Neither Obama nor anyone around him has ever given a damn what they looked like to the public, or the press, or foreign leaders, or anyone else once they won those elections. Valerie’s the one actually running the government; Barack was always the figurehead who would give the speeches and never have to do any heavy lifting.

Now there are certainly progressive zealots within this Administration, especially Eric Holder and those at EPA, and they are taking full advantage of the power they have while they still have it. But Obama himself? He’s just playing the guy he thinks the President ought to be, while enjoying the perks as long as he can. And that’s all he ever was.

rockmom on August 15, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Barack gives a damn about gun control, Nationalized Medical Services, and getting as many Democrat voters as he can from outside the country.

listens2glenn on August 15, 2014 at 3:06 PM

He doesn’t give a damn about gun control. A President who did would have gotten something – anything – done after Sandy Hook. Nor would he have waited for a Ferguson to start trying to demilitarize police.

He really doesn’t give a damn about anything, besides his golf game.

rockmom on August 15, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Scarborough: Obama’s “checked out … doesn’t give a damn”

Joe Scarborough’s once a month excursion into the truth has been fulfilled for August.

RJL on August 15, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Choomie just wanted the ego stroke while ValJar and Moochelle pulled the policy strings.

“His friends among Senate Democrats think Obama has ‘checked out’”

He has friends?

formwiz on August 15, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Seriously. And I’m not even saying this like I’m Keith Uberdouche or anything. I’m being sincere. If he really has no interest in the responsibilities of his office, resign. Hand the reigns to Bite Me. And no, I don’t think that would be a downgrade for this country. Bite Me may be a lib and a moron in his own right, but I think he would be a lot more serious about the Presidency and at least attempt to deal with the sh-tstorm that Obama leaves behind. We can’t go through another 2 1/2 years of this.

Doughboy on August 15, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Obama still wants to play kingmaker in 2016, so I expect him to get more engaged by next spring, but only on the political side of the equation, as the White House tries to get the other Democratic hopefuls to basically come to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and kiss the Pope’s ring. Though if his poll numbers continue in free-fall by that time, I’m not sure if he’ll be able to get Hillary to suck up to him the way she did this week after her criticism of Obama’s Middle East policy was revealed.

(As for checking out, what you’re seeing right now is the spoiled brat beta-male trying to do his alpha-male imitation in the only way he knows how, which is not not eat his spinach. Obama can’t control what foreign leaders or terror groups do, let alone north St. Louis rioters, but he can show people around him he’s still in charge by choosing not to be in charge — he doesn’t want to eat his vegetables/deal with tough situations and make tough decisions and as president, there’s nothing you can do to make him do it.)

jon1979 on August 15, 2014 at 3:56 PM

don’t expect a ringing chorus of hosannas

Oh please! What will it matter? Barack and Michelle will get big book advances, will give as many high-paid speeches as they can endure, Michelle can be on as many corporate boards as she wants, and on & on.

The Obamas will become very rich, and live the rest of their lives as celebrities. None of the elites will ever question Obama’s policies, leadership, or legacy.

pilsener on August 15, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Fffft on JS and the media for finally catching up to what Tea party rednecks understood before the inauguration in 2008.

AltTuning on August 15, 2014 at 3:59 PM

It won’t take long for those books to emerge, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them emerge before the end of the term.

Well, didn’t this piercing of the veil start with former SecDef Bob Gates’ book, Duty?

chrisbolts on August 15, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Perks, power, and poking his detractors.

Aizen on August 15, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Yeah well, Valerie isn’t done being president yet.

He can’t do anything without her say-so. And she isn’t about to say-so, so…

climbnjump on August 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Just how many Wednesday night party nights have they had on Joe schlub taxpayer? He brings in all stars to fawn all over him. To quote bo “he’s a jack ass.”

tim c on August 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM

“This president is going to have to deal with 20-30 years of disparagement from his own side.”

This would require accountability on the part of the left – something that does not exist afaik.

Mark Boabaca on August 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Yes, when the recriminations begin flowing when the administration finally packs their bags, don’t expect a ringing chorus of hosannas — except about their departure. It won’t take long for those books to emerge, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them emerge before the end of the term. In fact, based on how her summer has gone, Hillary Clinton may be kicking herself for not grasping that opportunity with Hard Choices.

She is kicking herself, so she will either come out with another book, or she will just verbally ramp up the public statements like the way she blasted “don’t do stupid s___” as a policy statement.

The last two years of Obama’s presidency will have a series of tell-alls written by Dems.

itsnotaboutme on August 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Why is every critique of Obama made in the context of GWB?

It’s got to be either a contractual obligation with NBC, or Joe is simply a coward.

Might be both.

BKeyser on August 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

“This president is going to have to deal with 20-30 years of disparagement from his own side.”

This would require accountability on the part of the left – something that does not exist afaik.

Mark Boabaca on August 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM

They do have a desire to make money.
Lots of tell-all books are coming.
Along with tell-all book tours.
Beginning right after the Dems get spanked in November.

itsnotaboutme on August 15, 2014 at 4:23 PM

“I’ve got to say, I’m good friends with Valerie, too, …”

Correction: You WERE good friends with Rasputina, Joe!

dawndawn on August 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

“I’ve got to say, I’m good friends with Valerie, too, …”

I think Joe needs to rethink about those he counts as ‘good friends’. One’s friends reflects a lot upon one’s character.

But then, he’s little more than a DIABLO and name-dropper, so I think he has no issue toadying to whomever is in power…which is why is effectively unelectable in the future for any position, including dog catcher.

Athos on August 15, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Under Obama:

1. U.S. Economy has rebounded better than any other economy in the world, from the inherited disaster.

2. Unemployment has shrunk in half, despite all the GOP states slashing all their government jobs.

3. The percentage of uninsured has been halved at least, and will be all but eliminated by the time he’s out.

4. The US will no longer be engaged in unwinnable expensive wars around the globe….and what’s more, with other nations finally having been pushed to take care of their own neighbors, the US will no longer HAVE to be engaged in wars all over the world.

5. The US will have seen a greater surge in human rights – race, gender, sexuality, basic freedoms like weed – than any presidency in recent memory.

6. The US will see a tattered shattered torn apart GOP unable to launch a credible presidential threat for decades.

The Left will love Obama more in retrospect than they ever have before.

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

King Barack doesn’t want to lead, he wants to be worshiped. Besides, he likes the perks.

Why should he ‘give a damn’? You fools at MSNBC helped get him elected and defended all his administration’s scandals. The Chosen One snaps his fingers, you’ll run right to his side.

GarandFan on August 15, 2014 at 4:46 PM

The negative books won’t happen. They didn’t for Clinton.

Morning Joe people are delusional.

budfox on August 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

*wheeze*

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

That’s actually a list of Senator Obama’s campaign promises vs. McCain.

Reality is tough, so go ahead & live in denial, everdeceived. :)

itsnotaboutme on August 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Under Obama:

1. U.S. Economy has rebounded better than any other economy in the world, from the inherited disaster.

2. Unemployment has shrunk in half, despite all the GOP states slashing all their government jobs.

3. The percentage of uninsured has been halved at least, and will be all but eliminated by the time he’s out.

4. The US will no longer be engaged in unwinnable expensive wars around the globe….and what’s more, with other nations finally having been pushed to take care of their own neighbors, the US will no longer HAVE to be engaged in wars all over the world.

5. The US will have seen a greater surge in human rights – race, gender, sexuality, basic freedoms like weed – than any presidency in recent memory.

6. The US will see a tattered shattered torn apart GOP unable to launch a credible presidential threat for decades.

The Left will love Obama more in retrospect than they ever have before.
lester, it’s time for your violin lesson! on August 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Wipe your chin off, lester.

Oh, and it’s too bad you can’t appreciate O’bama’s Greatness, but Canadian citizens like yourself will soon be stuck with the son of Pier Trudeau! Bon Chance!

F-

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2014 at 4:54 PM

He could quit and then golf all he wants.

No one is forcing him to stay on.

gophergirl on August 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Why quit? He can still get paid to play golf all he wants.

Closet Optimist on August 15, 2014 at 5:08 PM

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

You are a clown.

tanked59 on August 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Dude, can I have some of the $#!† you’re on?

Closet Optimist on August 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

troof is troof.

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

The negative books won’t happen. They didn’t for Clinton.

Morning Joe people are delusional.

budfox on August 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Dick Morris did some pretty good dishing on the Clintons.

The book I really want to read is the one on how Plouffe stole the Democratic nomination from Hillary in 2008. I know all I need to know about President Jarrett and her Administration.

rockmom on August 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

portlandon on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

What and give up all of those perks?

307wolverine on August 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM

He would have to pay his own way if he quit. Why would a liberal do that?

wifarmboy on August 15, 2014 at 5:21 PM

troof is troof.

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

But truth is something entirely different.

Try it sometime when you come down. Your mind is playing tricks on you.

Closet Optimist on August 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

facts be facts.

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 5:26 PM

The Left will love Obama more in retrospect than they ever have before.

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Wow, I want some of what you are smoking.

The Left thinks Obama is practically a Republican, for crying out loud. They’re now crying for a “real” progressive in 2016.

* Didn’t break up the big banks. The Big Six banks are actually BIGGER than they were when Obama took office.

* Didn’t do anything about the lobbyists who really run Washington.

* Lost the Democratic majority in the House and is about to lose it in the Senate. Allowed progressive lions like Henry Waxman and George Miller to retire.

* Did not even propose a single-payer health care bill or include a public option in Obamacare.

* Failed to get any legislation dealing with climate change or revive the Kyoto treay.

* Failed to pass any gun legislation at all, even after the massacre at Sandy Hook.

* Waited until the parade was halfway down the street on same sex marriage before trying to jump in front of it. Failed to pass ENDA.

* Made no significant reductions in defense spending.

* Caved on tax increases and got only a piddling increase on very high wage earners – no elimination of carried interest.

* Failed to pass Card Check or any significant new labor legislation. Unions have retreated even more under Obama.

Obama is going to go down as the biggest disappointment ever to the Left.

rockmom on August 15, 2014 at 5:29 PM

weak, weak sauce, rockmom.

Economy – check
Unemployment – check
Health Care Reform – check
Immigration Reform – probably check
Wars ended – check
Gay Rights – check
Women’s Rights – check
GOP Implosion – check

your list can’t compare, sawry.

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Let him stay in office.

Things are going to get worse and worse, and he’s going to have to sit on his throne and watch as his kingdom crumbles around him.

We’ve seen this story over and over in the history books.

MichaelGabriel on August 15, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Economy – CHECKED OUT!
Unemployment – CHECKED OUT!
Health Care Reform – CHECKED OUT!
Immigration Reform – CHECKED OUT!
Wars ended – CHECKED OUT!
Gay Rights – CHECKED OUT!
Women’s Rights – CHECKED OUT!
GOP Implosion – CHECKED OUT!

your list can’t compare, sawry.

everdiso on August 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Fixed it for you, everdizzy.

Closet Optimist on August 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

World burns. Obama golfs. Media snores.

Old eagle on August 15, 2014 at 5:58 PM

I guess Everdsco hasn’t visited the Coal region which hasn’t enjoyed the economic boom that he says we are all enjoying. My premiums went from being free to 400 dollars and 6000 dollar deductibles. The state which is blue is still in the red and hasn’t balanced a budget nearly a decade. I thought Gays always had their rights and can’t remember anyone telling them they can’t do any of the sodomy. I haven’t heard of anyone taking women’s rights away in the first place. Isis is on the move and Obama’s pin prick bomb attacks haven’t deterred them. Ask Israel and the Brits how they feel about Obama. This Everdiso is not in the real world.

garydt on August 15, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I guess Everdsco hasn’t visited the Coal region which hasn’t enjoyed the economic boom that he says we are all enjoying. My premiums went from being free to 400 dollars and 6000 dollar deductibles. The state which is blue is still in the red and hasn’t balanced a budget nearly a decade. I thought Gays always had their rights and can’t remember anyone telling them they can’t do any of the sodomy. I haven’t heard of anyone taking women’s rights away in the first place. Isis is on the move and Obama’s pin prick bomb attacks haven’t deterred them. Ask Israel and the Brits how they feel about Obama. This Everdiso is not in the real world.

garydt on August 15, 2014 at 7:03 PM

everditso posts from Canada, so he definitely has no personal experience with the stinker Obamacare or Barry’s crappy economy.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2014 at 8:05 PM

What do 0bama and the looters in Ferguson have in common?
They steal whatever they want and feel entitled to it.

maryo on August 16, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Why not just step down, President Obama?

Because he and Michelle don’t want to give up the freebies.

bartbeast on August 16, 2014 at 3:22 PM