Skip to comments.Why Obama should withdraw
Posted on 09/18/2011 4:28:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was "Morning in America." For Barack Obama, it's more like midnight in a coal mine.
The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures are rampant and the poor guy can't even sneak a cigarette.
His approval rating is at its lowest level ever. His party just lost two House elections one in a district it had held for 88 consecutive years. He's staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don't think would work.
The vultures are starting to circle. Former White House spokesman Bill Burton said that unless Obama can rally the Democratic base, which is disillusioned with him, "it's going to be impossible for the president to win." Democratic consultant James Carville had one word of advice for Obama: "Panic."
But there is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election. He can scrap the campaign, bag the fundraising calls and never watch another Republican debate as long as he's willing to vacate the premises by Jan. 20, 2013.
That might be the sensible thing to do. It's hard for a president to win a second term when unemployment is painfully high. If the economy were in full rebound mode, Obama might win anyway. But it isn't, and it may fall into a second recession in which case voters will decide his middle name is Hoover, not Hussein. Why not leave of his own volition instead of waiting to get the ax?
It's not as though there is much enticement to stick around....
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
I bet it's one of those 153 bridges Obama spoke about, that are ready to collapse.
Or maybe not, since he didn't actually tell us where any of them are.
(I hope I'm not driving across any today)
This is the end for “progressives”. Obama is clearly an empty suit. Hillary is smart and effective about implementing policies that degrade the US.
Only question is does the GOP have the goods to reinstate Reganism? Or is that party too wedded to their Washington base?
In some ways the GOP reminds me of the Whigs.
You’d be surprised. She’s popular enough with the hardcore Liberal base and the PUMAs are still out there.
I have been expecting this to happen.
I don’t know about the Chicago Trib. Is it a typical leftie rag or what?
So, Obama raises close to $1 billion and then decides not to run for re-election......interesting concept.
The biggest problem is that there isn’t a lot of difference in the politicians of either party.
All career politicians should go. Once you have been in Washington for a long period of time you start believeing your own propaganda.
Term limits is one thing we need badly, and will never get.
Isn’t that Hillary popularity thing the biggest joke? I think she’s ‘popular’ because she’s seen as completely ineffective and without power. Everyone knows Obama calls the shots, so once again she’s what she always has been—a feminist icon who’s at the same time the victim of a MAN! She’s the ultimate Empowered Victim—praised for her achievments, excused for not achieving.
That said, Obama will probably prefer Bubba to Moochelle.
Hillary could conceivably win the general...
we need to keep zer0bama in there for the general election....
The Dems are in a very bad spot for 2012. BO won’t win because he is hated by everyone but blacks. If Hillary runs against him in the primaries or if he steps down and she (or anyone else) runs, the blacks will be angry and not vote.
He’s going to dump Biden and get Hillary to run with him. It will make him more popular with the lesbians, and there are a LOT of lesbians.
Typical lefty spin--Nixon = Watergate! Reagan = Scandal! Clinton = It's just about sex!
Never mind that piddly "ignoring Al Qaeda" thing that happened on his watch, or that "wall between intelligence agencies that led to 9/11" blip on the radar.
“But there is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election. He can scrap the campaign, bag the fundraising calls and never watch another Republican debate as long as he’s willing to vacate the premises by Jan. 20, 2013.”
So now they want to check the Constitution? You can’t make this stuff up.
The Democrats can't impeach the Obama as that would destroy their black vote and cause all sorts of internal party problems. The only thing the Democrats could do is to find some impeachable offense that they could legitimately decry. The problem with this scenario is that so many have stake their reputations on Obama (like Carville “40 More Years” book) that it makes them look like fools and the conservative Republicans even better.
They've dug themselves a very deep hole.
We can’t be naive about the power of the Clintons. As a National Review article frm a few years ago warned, “Always, always take the Clintons seriously.” Obama is so very terrible and HRC is so very shrewd that many independents and dems who wouldn’t vote for Obama again may vote for HRC.
Let’s pray that Obama ignores advice about not running again!
Thats gotta smart, The Chicago Trib of all has turned on him.
That really is a nail in the coffin.
DO the math yourself: If you take away the phony bologna deficit spending, which is about 9 percent of GDP ($1.4T), then we are in A DEPRESSION RIGHT NOW!
You make it sound as though we should shoot ourselves. There MUST be an alternative.
It is notable that the left is unwilling to explore why Obama's economy is so far in the tank.
I’m ignorant on this aspect, so forgive me, but what DOES happen to all that money if he doesn’t run?
It goes back to Soros.
If he will withdraw, I will help pay his moving expenses back to Europe or wherever he came from. Oh, wait, I am a tax payer, thus already am stuck with ALL his expenses. ALL OF THEM.
Any alternative to Obama is going to look incredibly popular.
But, but, but, that was a hard district for the dims. Just ax debbie blabber mouth schultz.
Tell the SCOTUS to put up or shut up!
30 bucks will send post cards to 9 SCOTUS's and their 11 clerks.
That 30 bucks aint gonna be worth much after the commie muzzie gets done destroying our currency. And you get to DO SOMETHING!!!!
I agree totally. We are not going to straighten out the mess in Washington until we put an end to career politicians who have never and will never do anything else. They know how to increase their power and feather their nests and nothing else, nor are they interested in anything else.
There's plenty of enticement to stick around. From his puppeteers on the other end of the Blackberry:
Run. And win. Or die. We're not speaking in metaphores.Not that The Won needs any enticement. He thinks he's doing a great job, and everyone loves him.
At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment.
What Nancy Pelosi didn’t want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed.
Remember she said, “pass it and then read it!!.” Well, Here it is!
Highlighted by Page Number
THE CARE BILL HB 3200
JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL. Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200
Please read this........ especially the reference to pages 58 & 59
JUDGE KITHIL wrote:
** Page 50/section 152:
The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
** Page 58 and 59:
The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.
** Page 65/section 164:
The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN).
** Page 203/line 14-15:
The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax.
** Page 241 and 253:
Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.
** Page 272. section 1145:
Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient’s age.
** Page 317 and 321:
The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion;however, communities may petition for an exception.
** Page 425, line 4-12:
The government mandates advance-care planning consultations.
Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years.
** Page 429, line 13-25:
The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.
Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:
“Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress.
Members of Congress are already exempt from the
Social Security system, and have a well-funded
private plan that covers their retirement needs.If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they
would find a very quick ‘fix’ to make the plan financially sound for their future.”
- Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas
All of the above should give you the ammo you need
to support your opposition to Obamacare.
2012 Bumper Sticker:
OH? ___ OH...OH ____ OH NO!!!!!
Sidenote: I hope the RNC is smart enough to repeat the mantra of "Obama is toast".
IMHO, I don’t think so. Progressive ideas never die. They fester, metastasize and take root in the minds of psychotic adolescents who vote.
Once again, IMHO.
Too bad his father didn't.....
Progressives found opposition to their attempted fundamental transformation agenda to Fascism-Crony Capitalism. The next stage is true Socialist-Marxism, which is a stepping stone to full-on Communism. Then look to the Socialist-Democrats to start shooting the opposition in the back of the head, which really isn't that far off from where Amerka is now.
Run, Hillie, run!
He’s staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don’t think would work.
By spending more money then the government can afford. The Kenyan is doing the “destruct America math”.
It’s not over. Now the story line is that it never was really tried because Obama is just a cheap Chicago pol.
But if this helps Obama lose his support, I’m all for it, even if it lets the progressives fight another day.
That's why Zippo has to be forced out and make it look like the repubs did it.
Then Hillary gets to play the race card.
So she needs minions like this to encourage Obama to "do the right thing" and step down.
Hillary does OK in polls because Americans don't like to hate people and she isn't running for anything.
But if she does end up running can you just see her trying to defend Obama's foreign policy for which she was responsible?
I don’t think Hillary has the physical ability anymore to do it - she has neither the stamina nor the appearance.
The "Jobs" bill is 153 Bridges too Far
Coming to a city near you.
It wouldn't be impeachment, it would be a primary challenge like Kennedy did to Carter or Buchanan did to Bush I.
But yeah, it would destroy the black vote for the Dems.
Obama’s election has been the best thing to happen to conservatism in the last hundred years. He should run.
Do you remember the Whigs?
This is from a Chicago paper??
Excellent post! Thank you.
Bill Clinton is appearing on most of them this morning.
With Bill Clinton, you've always got to consider his motives in doing anything.... So why is he suddenly appearing? There is no particular Clinton related event going on this week or next.....
He's starting the Hillary! campaign.
"I was the HOPE before y'all elected the DOPE! Are you ready for some real CHANGE? Ma wife's ready! Get two for the price of one!"