Skip to comments.Worried about Senate, (exempt) Obama calls 2014 his last campaign
Posted on 04/03/2014 2:58:13 AM PDT by Libloather
CHICAGO - On a politically focused trip aimed at revving up his base and raising cash, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged supporters to help Democrats keep control of the U.S. Senate and declared this year to be his last campaign.
Buoyed by good news over his signature healthcare program, Obama touted proposals to raise the minimum wage and spur job creation that have little chance of passage in Congress during a rally with students in Michigan.
Later at a fundraiser in Chicago he underscored Democratic worries about their political vulnerabilities in the Senate and House of Representatives in November congressional elections.
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Lying to the so-called wife can't be a good thing.
Except for 2016.
Obama has said lots of things to lots of people. He’ll stop just after his utopia has been realized, and not one minute sooner.
The Republican party, especially the Establishment that depend on the Karl Rove types for “advice”, has shown over and over that they can, indeed, “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory”.
In 1952, Everett McKinley Dirksen of Illinois stood up on the convention floor and stated, in the wake of five successive defeats for the Presidency, that “We have followed you before, and you took us down the road to defeat...” referring particularly to the back-to-back defeats of Thomas Dewey, who famously “won” the 1948 election, against a President who should have been easily defeated that year.
At the time, Dirksen was advocating the nomination of Robert Taft, a well-respected and nationally known Republican leader, rather than Dwight Eisenhower, as it was still undetermined if Eisenhower was even a Republican.
It ended up, as national leaders go, that Ike turned in a respectable record, but he had a determined stance of being “non-partisan” in the selection of Federal judges, which gave us the “Warren Court” and the endless mischief that were wreaked upon the judicial system, where new and unusual interpretations of the Constitution were “discovered”.
So while in the short term, by selecting a man universally liked by the public, but not committed to Republican virtues, the Republicans “won” the Presidency, the principles upon which the party claimed to be founded were compromised again and again.
And even in 1960, Ike only gave the most tepid of support to Richard Nixon, probably (considering the closeness of the overall vote) shifted the victory to JFK, thus setting up the most over-compensating term of the Presidency up to then, in the years 1969 to 1974, when Nixon was determined to “get even” with his critics and opponents. Had Nixon been elected in 1960, many of the foreign policy mistakes of the Kennedy-Johnson years would have been avoided. But now, we have the luxury of looking back, and then, the potential futures were still relatively unknown.
The first duty of American Presidents is to keep their party in power.
What are elections for?
Imagine .. a sitting president on national tv ... wearing a mask and headscarf, declaring war on the great satan ... signing off with alahu akbar ...
Are any Dems even letting him campaign for them?
Why would you need to campaign if you declare yourself president-for-life?
The Prevaricator-In-Chief lies to Big Moosie, he lies to people who didn't vote for him, he lies to people who did vote for him,
he lies to journalists, senators, congressmen and foreign leaders.
He probably lies to himself, his kids and Reggie Love too.
And if he believed in GOD he would lie to HIM.
Obama will not go away after he is out of office. His ego can never be sated. He will travel the world making million dollar speeches and campaigning for ever rich liberal running for office.
The Democrats were hoping it was 2012.