Skip to comments.The 'Dump Obama' movement has begun; Guess who'd replace him?
Posted on 11/21/2011 3:46:56 PM PST by Kaslin
Faced with peanut-sized Jimmy Carter poll numbers, disturbing big-donor reluctance, unacceptable unemployment and depressing economic forecasts, President Obama heads back on the road tomorrow to do what he always does when in trouble:
Call again for someone to do something about new jobs.
He's just back from eight days in Hawaii and Australia and Bali.
Now, he's off to palm-tree-free New Hampshire, where as expected Republicans have been plotting for months to oust him next Nov. 6.
Recent polls have Obama's disapproval around 50% and his approval 6-10 points lower, worse for his handling of the economy. That's the reverse of what it should be now for a good reelection shot. Nearly three-quarters of Americans feel the country is on the wrong track under his leadership.
But who thought the real emerging danger for the incumbent Democrat would be friendly fire from within his own party?
This morning's Wall Street Journal carries an overtly ominous op-ed for the president. It's by two Democrat heavyweight pollsters, Douglas Schoen and Patrick Caddell. Their first paragraph says it all:
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
The Beast. The Beast. The Beast is back!!!
H3ll? As in mad as.....
Run that ole bag/hag. She isn’t going to energize anyone except Bill.
I said two years ago, that this would probably happen. It didn't take any sort of brilliant insight on my part to see this coming, either. It was entirely predictable.
I'll bet most conservatives have long thought the same thing.
Even Democrats are bailing on him.
Now, we know that isn't even true. Monica?
The turkey he pardoned doesn’t even trust him. The turkeys on the super committee feel like old used turkeys, used for a cheap photo opportunity.
Hillary is just as much a leftist as Obama.
What a waste and backward direction this country took in 2008. The Democrat party has been a scourge on this country for the past 50 years - ... Johnson, Carter, Clinton (the ‘non-majority’ President), and Obama.
The Commodities Scam Queen?
Here’s my hope (longshot). She knows she wouldn’t win the general, but she could still win a place in history by being the first woman at the top of a major party ticket, AND she’d get some measure of payback. It’s a lot of hassle to settle a score, but she might be capable of it.
Meanwhile, black voters stay home in the big cities, and pubbies get a big Senate majority!
Stone cold commie, as a matter of fact.
She has a lot more baggage than obama who has had his past scrubbed.
Two months ago people were saying it was getting to be too late for Palin to get into the race. Why is there still time for Hillary to get in (other than she’s running against Obama?) Can she even get on the primary ballots in the early states?
Probably true, although she hides it better. I'll say one thing for Hillary, at least she's a real American and constitutionally eligible for the job (not that I want her to have it, mind you).
Obama is far to conceited to step down. As the article says, he can’t run on his record, he has no new ideas, so he all he has is to go negative from the beginning.
The problem with Hillary is Hillary! She may have decent popularity numbers now, but what has she done as Secretary of State? Nada! In addition people seem to like her as long as they can’t see or hear her. As soon as she opens her fat mouth everyone gets turned off. I recall a Freeper saying that she reminds every man of his first wife - even if he’s never been married before.
Power, like nature, abhors a vacuum, and this would avoid the kind of power vacuum that splinters parties. It would also ensure that blacks would work for Hillary, thanks to Obama's blessing in advance.
Once he is back in the White House the Monicas will come acalling.
It's all about payback. The redistribution of wealth to “their” people. A more sophisticated method of reparations. Wealth has not the votes to stop this thievery nor much remaining time to avoid it. The erosion of capital is claiming one family after another into government dependency or welfare. They must vote for their masters.
It is old, we are tired and doomed by it as all DNC pretense Is gone.
It's not going to happen. No more than Johnson would have stepped down without Eugene McCarthy's primary challenge.
Power, like nature, abhors a vacuum ...
I see your whoever said that and raise you Frederick Douglass: Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Without Obama's hand being forced by a challenger he won't step aside.
Andrew Cuomo is positioning himself as the “moderate” alternative to obieOne.
And the Clinton’s hate him, be it known.
So did Harry Reid, yet he won. The key is who's gonna be the Republican candidate. Not Romney (which is wrong on issues), but neither is someone who might be right on issues but they can easily portray as extremist. You may not like it, but that's Sharon Angle was. I liked her positions on issues, but not her delivery nor her campaign.
Run, Obama, run! I want to see you get trounced in the next election!
She never left. Watching and waiting. Watching and waiting.
This was actually a pretty brilliant move on the Dems part.
Put in a dolt who looks to be “beating” hillary. Have him be a disaster. H comes in and saves the day!
They hold power for 10 years.
Can Hillary run as she has already served two terms as Co-President?
Remember her “WE are the President!” remark.
The dems are about to eat their own...i see tony rezko entering witness protection soon....
The left is setting up a “Hillary could save us all” scenario.
This is my theory.
After the convention, Obama will decide to leave the race due to whatever lame excuse. By Obama accepting the nomination, Biden is neutralized in case he wanted to throw his hat in the ring.
The draft Hillary movement will kick in. Hillary would accept the nomination approximately 29 days before the election. This way she avoids negative ads about her and it minimizes the money she will need to campaign.
There will be a legal challenge since ballots would already have to be printed and Hillary would be a write in. Torrecelli is the precedent and the rats would win.
(Write in.... hmmm. More opportunity to cheat as Alaska showed.)
I’ve written before that I think this has been the plan all along.
Obama is the guy who takes all the arrows, but also manages to steer the United States into full-bore socialism. The left understands that it will be profoundly unpopular, and whoever is president will get the blame. So Obama stays in office until the convention, allowing the Republicans to run whoever against Obama’s record. In a surprise announcement, just before the Democrat convention, Obama says he won’t run for office, throwing the convention into turmoil, which also allows a dark horse to step in... such as Hillary Clinton, perceived as a “moderate,” already packed with foreign affairs experience, as well as domestic experience as a senator... and now the Republican strategy is in disarray, the Democrats grab the lead in the issue of changing leadership, and everyone gets to vote for the first female president. Hillary runs as a moderate, triangulating in the best Clinton tradition, but preserves the changes made by Obama with superficial alterations to mollify the opposition - hell, she’ll probably simplify the tax code and reduce rates in order to spur along the economy to get more government revenue. And we’ll continue our decline into a centrally planned state.
God help us.
“Can she even get on the primary ballots in the early states?”
Doesn’t have to.
Remember there are two precedents. Torrecelli and Murkowski. Both happened for a reason.
Yeah. She is. But she has worked a hell of a lot harder to disguise it. Obama's moon battery is out there for everyone to see, but he gets a pass.
She has learned to hide it, but the spots are the same.
I don’t exactly know why, but I found that humorous. I shouldn’t, but I did...I guess it speaks volumes.
10 years? What math are you using?
Bring back the first pervert. We need a pervert in the Oval Office instead of an idiot.
Don’t forget the dead man that beat Ashcroft, in Missouri.
Why are The democrats and Obama concerned about big donor contributions? With the porkulus slush fund, they should never need another private donation.
Let them eat flying buses!
Holy crap!!!! Must have been a mom moment!!” Geez make that 12.
The Kenyan is too arrogant to step down. It won’t happen.
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