Tell that to Hillary


Obama: ‘I’m a fourth-quarter player’

President Barack Obama compared his re-election bid to a game of basketball, to make the point to Democratic supporters that he’s a strong closer.

The president made his comments Tuesday night at the second of two campaign fundraisers in Florida. NBA all-star Grant Hill, hall of famer Patrick Ewing, and former all-star and current head coach Doc Rivers attended the event, which was held at a private residence near Orlando, Florida.

“I was mentioning to some of the basketball players who were here that this is like the second quarter, maybe the third, and we’ve still got a lot of work to do. But I want everybody to know I’m a fourth-quarter player,” Obama said to applause, according to a transcript of the event released by the White House.

“So I don’t miss my shots in the fourth quarter,” added Obama.

The most recent national polling indicates that the president’s approval rating is in the mid-40s, and that a slight majority of Americans don’t think Obama deserves to be re-elected in 2012.


I remember the fourth quarter of the 2008 primaries. Despite a huge money advantage, a lead and the support of the media and the Democratic establishment, Hillary kept cleaning his clock in primary after primary.

Without the help of the Rules and Bylaws Committee dragging him across the finish line he would now be a one-term senator from Illinois who lost his reelection bid in 2010.


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62 Responses to Tell that to Hillary

  1. Not to worry, he’s got is OWS zombies working for him, and they don’t even know it. Score.

  2. WMCB says:

    He’s gonna lose, even if it’s Romney. He only had a 5% lead over McCain in 2008 at the height of hopium mania. At the very height of the messianic insanity.

    If he loses more than 3% of the voters he had in 2008, he’s done.

    You cannot tell me that with all the D’s who reluctantly toed the line, with all the R’s that crossed over in 2008 and wish they hadn’t, with all of the formerly giddy and now-discouraged youth, with all of the blue-collar voters who wanted to “give him a chance” and now regret it, with all of the Independents who thought he was going to be “unifying” and now know better, with all of the people sick to death of his failures, that he will not shed more than 3% of his 2008 voters.

    Really? That’s all he has to lose – about 3%. So there is not an at least 3% difference in those willing to vote for Obama between 2008 and now? Gimme a break.

    He is so gonna lose.

  3. yttik says:

    “President Barack Obama compared his re-election bid to a game of basketball…”

    Does he mean it’s scripted and rigged?

    I hope nat’l elections have more integrity then the NBA.

  4. TorchWood says:

    So, he’s Labron now. Look what happened to him…

  5. yttik says:

    I wonder what Hillary is going to do? She said she would be leaving the SOS position by 2013. Maybe she knew Obama was going to be a one termer? I just always thought it was odd that she made it clear from the start that she’s only going to serve for one term.

    • Dario says:

      One of the benefits of being SoS is that it forces her not to campaign for Obama in 2012. After the elections are over, it doesn’t matter if Obama wins or loses because he won’t be running in 2016.

      • kc says:

        exactly Dario–she can’t campaign for him. I really think that has alot to do with her staying on otherwise you know the party would have a crap fit if she didn’t carry him over the line.

  6. catarina says:

    WTF:

    “Former Indiana Democratic Gov. Joe Kernan is just one of dozens of people who say they didn’t sign petitions for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton to appear on the state’s 2008 primary ballot and yet their names were approved by the county registration office.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/12/indiana-gop-calls-for-federal-probe-into-dubious-2008-obama-petition/#ixzz1ab2QeMak

    • WMCB says:

      Fuck.

      Okay, tinfoil hat on, but that WH insider guy said earlier this week that there was a movement to take Obama down from inside the Dem party, and that you would start seeing definite and unmistakable signs of it very soon.

      • Mimi says:

        Cool. It looks like incoming from every direction for the WH. Where’s Rezko?

        • SHV says:

          Where is Rezko???? He is being kept on “ice” in prison. He is now >2 years since his conviction and hasn’t been sentenced. What better way to keep him from talking than to threaten multiple life sentences if he does spill the beans on Obama.

      • angienc says:

        that there was a movement to take Obama down from inside the Dem party, and that you would start seeing definite and unmistakable signs of it very soon.

        Well, Issa just issued those subpoenas to Holder didn’t he? I’m thinking those “definite & unmistakable signs” are going to involve that as, if I’m not mistaken, the WH insider guy said the first step was taking out Obama’s “firewall” Holder.

        Hmmm. . . . .

      • djmm says:

        He has been right about quite a few things. Of course, Pelosi stayed in power after losing the majority in the House when he thought she was on her way out, but that just proves the Democratic house members are nuts. Or that Pelosi has something on a great many of them.

        If the Democrat congress critters are not rebelling against many policies of this Administration, I think they are completely around the bend. And if they do not, their jobs are toast anyway.

        djmm

    • WMCB says:

      shenanigans pointed out on His44 that Indiana was where, on primary night, all those returns were mysteriously delayed. And one Indiana mayor was SPITTING mad that there was corruption going on.

      Remember? It was so obvious that even the MSM was commenting on it.

      Indiana is right across the border from Chicago.

      Wonkette (not Hill supporters) Liveblog from election night as they kept delaying until they could scrape up enough “absentee” and “late” ballots for Obama in Lake County:

      12:32 AM — Still 19,000 votes between Barack and Hillary, in Indiana, with 92% reporting, and 1.15 million votes counted.
      12:33 AM — John King is now playing World of Warcraft on that creepy Indiana map
      12:35 AM — Now it’s down to 16,000 votes between them?
      12:36 AM — So Barack can still win, but good god it would be close. Hillary may hang onto this thing, her “tiebreaker,” which ends her campaign.
      12:44 AM — Ha, so Larry King really is John King’s great grandfather.
      12:45 AM — And we wait.
      12:54 AM — Now Anderson Cooper is crank-calling the mayor of Gary, Indiana, or something.
      12:54 AM — They are counting absentee votes, because you want to do that as late as possible, long after the polls close, and then “brought the equipment to the airport.”
      12:55 AM — Early voting apparently overwhelmed this county.
      12:55 AM — Not just early voting, but ELEVEN THOUSAND VOTES. What are they counting them with, Michael Jackson’s homeless zoo animals?
      12:59 AM — John King: “I’m going to try one more time, Mr. Mayor.” (Mayor McCheese keeps repeating the number 11,000, like it is a crazy unheard of number, and then he says “disenfranchised” a lot.)
      1:03 AM — Still a 16,000 vote gap.
      1:04 AM — Wolf Blitzer is still confused as to why the mush-mouth mayor can’t explain why his county won’t count votes. Wolf is getting PISSED because it is like 5 a.m. in Washington.
      1:05 AM — “Something corrupt may be happening.” — Mayor Tom McDermott, Hammond, Indiana.
      1:07 AM — Mayor Clay: “There is no hanky panky going on here in Lake County.”
      1:07 AM — Clay is an Obama supporter, McDermott is a Hillary supporter.
      1:07 AM — Ha, there is something weird going on.
      1:08 AM — Where is Katherine Harris?

    • Karma says:

      Hmmm….

      Following your link to the original story….

      http://www.southbendtribune.com/sbt-suspicious-petitions-got-a-stamped-signature-20111011,0,3946909.story

      Catch the graphic w/text and how it seems they are trying to get this to hit Clinton harder. The graphic shows fraud on Obama’s petitions but you can only search for your name on Hillary’s petitions.

      She loses to his fraud but they are going to smear her while sorta revealing it.

  7. murphy says:

    Oh shit. I remember that night like it was yesterday. Blatant election stealing.

    • WMCB says:

      Yep. Mayor McDermott was screaming his head off, and the media and the DNC told him to STFU, onward with the glorious Obama cause.

      I remember. They tried hard to steal the whole the state and failed, but they did squeak out some more delegates for The One.

      Nights like that are what made me completely reverse my previous position on voter ID laws.

      • Oh yeah. Nights like that. And the crowds from Illinois bussed in to the Iowa caucuses. And the Texas Two-Step.
        And to top it all off- voters in the precinct I worked in Novemeber- coming in with no clue how to operate the machines, many illiterate and HUDREDS with envelopes on which was written “Obama” Matching the word on the envelope to the word on the screen.
        Never did find out what the hell was IN those damn envelopes.

      • myiq2xu says:

        They also delayed the announcement as to who won Indiana until the E-coast news was over. All people heard before they went to bed was Obama won NC

        • fif says:

          That was an awful night. She had so much momentum, and things were starting to turn so they had to pull the plug on that hard. That’s when it was really over.

  8. WMCB says:

    OT, but someone on Twitter saying that all 100 senators just got called in for a security briefing on the Iran assassination deal.

    All 100? That’s pretty freaking unusual, isn’t it?

    • YIKES! Yes it is very unusual. Briefings usually to select committees or committee heads.

    • Karma says:

      I haven’t heard of that previously but might have missed it.

      The briefings on 9/11 evidence for ‘war’ with Iraq was at your leisure…iirc…the briefings were delivered in small groups.

    • WMCB says:

      It was just a twitter comment, can’t find verification yet. Maybe it’s being misreported. But if so, that is highly unusual to call all 100.

      • WMCB says:

        Everything I see is repeating the original tweet, supposedly heard on FOX, but no confirmation yet.

      • Karma says:

        Sadly, it would tie into those same type of Bush moments.

        And my previous comment was poorly written…but I agree, it is unusual to call in all 100. I don’t remember the last time they were all called in over a security briefing.

    • djmm says:

      “Bomb bomb, bomb
      Bomb, bomb Iran”

      Remember how many people cited that as proving McCain should not be President?

      We do not need another war in the Middle East. Iran is not not Iraq or Afghanistan. It would be really ugly.

      djmm

  9. Barack Obama is the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s never played four full quarters in his life unless the refs were carrying him.

  10. angienc says:

    Without the help of the Rules and Bylaws Committee dragging him across the finish line he would now be a one-term senator from Illinois who lost his reelection bid in 2010.

    AH, but that is exactly what he meant — all the cheating, devious help that he gets — like he has gotten for every election he’s ever (cough) “won” (cough) — doesn’t come into play until the end, or 4th quarter, if you will.

  11. WMCB says:

    New PPP out. Cain is now the frontrunner. Perry is dropping like a stone.

    Herman Cain is the new frontrunner to be the Republican nominee, according to a Public Policy Polling poll released Wednesday that found him leading Mitt Romney by eight points.

    In the nationwide poll of likely Republican primary voters, Cain got 30 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney came in second with 22 percent, and Newt Gingrich has made a stunning surge into third place, taking 15 percent. Rick Perry is in fourth with 14 percent. No other candidate breaks double digits.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/12/poll-cain-leads-republican-field/#ixzz1abcfyYsm

    • DandyTiger says:

      Wow.

    • fif says:

      It has to be the “not Romney vote” because Cain was quite unimpressive last night. He just repeats 9-9-9 over and over again.

      & can someone please tell Obama he is not a professional athlete or a movie star? That he has an actual job that requires his undivided attention? I saw another headline that said he is “heartbroken by the delay of the NBA season.” As usual, he has delusions of grandeur.

    • WMCB says:

      Aaaand NBC now confirms it. He’s frontrunner in their new poll as well

      NBC poll: Cain 27%, Romney 23%, Perry 16%

    • WMCB says:

      I’m kinda rooting for Cain because I like the “mostest heads exploding on the Beltway D/R cocktail circuit” thing, not because I agree with him on all things.

      I need a “Vote for exploding heads!” bumper sticker. 😀

      • yttik says:

        I know. Since 2008, I’ve supported Anybody But Who The Establishment Wants.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Since 2000 I’ve been supporting Nobody Who Wins

        • WMCB says:

          Yeah, with the caveat that if there is an actual good candidate (like Hillary), I’ll go for that over exploding head factor. But in the absence of one?

          Go for the exploding heads. Fuckers need to be shaken up out of their Beltway control.

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  13. Lola-at-Large says:

    Why is treasury involved in this Iran thing? http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg1320.aspx

  14. Karma says:

    Whew…the Chevy vs Ford war wages on….

    http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2011/10/new_book_says_general_motors_w.html

    “[In] July of 2008, the CEO of General Motors, Rick Wagoner, decided to approach Bill Ford and Alan Mulally, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Ford Motor Company, about a merger. The way I describe it in the book is, ‘this would have been the moment when the Big Three would really have become the Big One.’ [It was] completely out of character for GM to do this and turned down flat by Ford Motor Company,” Vlasic told WKAR.

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