Blame it on Obama

My work is done here.

My work is done here.

It’s election day, and barring some unforeseen miracle, the Democrats are expected to get their collective asses royally kicked. Blame it on Obama.

Barack Obama is antsy. His aides can see it when he alights from Air Force One from the all-too-occasional campaign trips he has taken this fall. There’s a sigh, an unhappy-camper body language when he finds himself back in the depressing slipstream of Ebola confabs and national-security-crisis-of-the-day meetings. The vibe, according to people in his orbit, is not so much of being checked out as of being fed up.

“[I] do like campaigning. … It’s fun,” Obama said on Thursday, speaking wistfully at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud in Maine. But the Michaud event was the exception, not the rule. “There have been $2 billion in ads shitting on the president and no one to defend him,” a senior administration official told us. “He is very fired up to get this campaign behind him, to run through the tape.”

Obama, for so long the man with the bright future, has hated being relegated to a sidelined pariah in the midterms—even if it is the inevitable lot of a second-termer with approval ratings hovering in the low 40s—according to a dozen current and former Obama advisers we spoke with in recent days. He both resents the narrative that he’s basically irrelevant and doesn’t much relish the fact that many of his longest-serving staffers, the remnant core of his once-buzzing and brash White House, are strapping themselves to ejector seats. More than anything, Obama’s loathing for Washington, an attitude that reads as ennui to outsiders, has hardened into a sullen resignation at being trapped in a broken system he failed to change, advisers told us.

Awww, poor baby.

Just six long years ago I predicted that not only would Obama fail miserably, but that he would do lasting damage to the Democrat brand. As a reward for making that prediction I was called a racist Republican ratfucker and was made to feel unwelcome in the party that had been my home for nearly three decades.

Some people (including Obama) blame GOP obstructionism as the primary problem in Washington DC these days. Let us not forget that during Obama’s first two years he had supermajorities in both the House and Senate. He used that power to enact Obamacare without a single GOP vote. Four years ago, in 2010, the voters rewarded Obama and the Democrats by electing Republicans all across the country.

I really hope the Republicans don’t get the mistaken idea that they are popular with the voters. Numerous polls clearly indicate that this election is a referendum on Obama. People are not voting for the GOP, they are voting against Obama. I’ll talk more about that after the election.

The real fun will start this evening when polls back east begin to close. I plan on watching the returns on MSNBC. I expect it to be schadenfreudelicious. By the time the polls close in the west I’ll be watching reruns of Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld.

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108 Responses to Blame it on Obama

  1. HELENK3 says:

    the backtrack bunch told many long time dems to “get lost” in 2008. Millions of us did just that. If the bigwigs in the dem party could not see that backtrack would be a failure, how did we? They became totally obnoxious and lost all credibility during his 6 years in office. The bills stopped at harry reid’s desk , while backtrack went golfing. The foreign policy has been an embarrassment to this country. It is also dangerous to this country.. The economy is a sick joke. More people on welfare and food stamps then ever before. Good paying jobs are disappearing and low paying part time jobs are becoming the new normal. There is not one government department that works as it should. DOJ has become dept of crime, IRS has become the political arm of the backtrack bunch punishing any one who does not fall in line. Dept of education is indoctrinating not educating our kids.EPA is hurting not helping business and farmers. immigration has become invasion. Just about every dept of government has become invasive in the lives of American citizens.

    these two names sum up just what has happened to this country under the backtrack bunch

    Berghdal and Tahmooressi the difference in treatment says it all

    • mothy6767 says:

      HOPING this posts. If it doesn’t it is Chet Baker’s “Let’s Get Lost”.
      I remember speaking with a guy in 08 who told me flat out as a gay man I had no where else to go. I would be angry about the obola selection but in a few months I and the rest of the annoyed would be like Little Bo Peeps sheep .
      Sod off ya tosser. I am not just a homo. I am also a son, a brother, an uncle, a great uncle, and a friend. Much more concerned about my brat’s future than forcing Christians to bake wedding cakes or whether or not Sandra Fluke can bang without repercussions.
      They also did not count on Palin being a force 6 years later or the rise of Sabo, or Trey Gowdy, Ted Cruz, Palin. Gowdy and FOX news especially. Kelly and hiring Hassleback was genius

  2. DeniseVB says:


  3. HELENK3 says:

    poor baby got her feelings hurt.
    maybe it is me but I do not see anything about color in that poster. I see economy protest not a color protest

  4. HELENK3 says:

    yes it has. For many years i worked with people of all colors and nationalities. Their goal was to make a better life for their families. They were not working for mental therapy. Today those people are laughed at as fools. Hey man look what the master (government) gave me today a free cell phone, food stamps,

  5. HELENK3 says:

    IRS waits until just before polls open to release memo showing Jeanne Shaheen personally coordinated with Lois Lerner on targeting

    • elliesmom says:

      When Shaheen was running in 2008, her campaign committee coordinated with Hillary Clinton’s campaign group in New Hampshire. When one appeared somewhere, most often the other appeared as well. Working for Hillary, I got to see a lot of Shaheen. She seemed like a good candidate. I wasn’t eligible to vote for her, but if I had lived in NH, I’m certain I would have. By the time Scott Brown ran against Martha Coakley in MA, I had abandoned my support women first plan thanks to Miss Hill, and I voted for Brown. And I voted for him against Warren. If I lived in NH today, I’d vote for him again. Scott Brown may have an (R) after his name, but he’s about as much of a Republican as I am. Which is not very much. I trust him to vote on the issue, not for the party, and even if he votes differently than I would, I know he’s not just a rubber stamp.

    • lyn says:

      Hope the bitch gets burned. Using the IRS against citizens is a sin beyond redemption.

  6. driguana says:

    If you have an election lasting more than 4 months, see your metaphysician!

  7. HELENK3 says:

    GMTA. when I saw the headline, my first thought was what is he going to do send out the black panthers. the author had the same thought

    • fif says:

      Oh for God’s sake, is everything race??? How about you did a shitty job?!

      The monitors will look for race-based discrimination and inadequate resources for bilingual voters and individuals with disabilities, the agency said in a statement on Monday.

      • lizzy says:

        I just returned from voting in NYC. I am legally blind. I took a sighted person with me to assist in reading and marking the ballot. We had to be observed by both a Republican and Democratic monitor. It was a gross invasion of privacy. They tried to explain how to vote a straight ticket and I told them I was splitting the ticket. The thing that ticked me off though was that half the races had no Republican candidates.

    • HELENK3 says:

      what about illegals voting mr holder?

  8. HELENK3 says:

    sizing up America.
    I do not know if we will recover from the damage the backtrack bunch has done to this country

  9. fif says:

    The problem is, the pendulum will just swing the other way and now the GOP will overreach until we’re furious with them and then a Dem will be elected into the White House and on it goes. That’s what disgusted me about Obama – he used our collective frustration and cynicism and sold himself as “The One” who would change it all. Of course, we knew it wasn’t based on anything real except money, marketing and media hype. Now he’s “given up” because he can’t fundamentally change anything. Big surprise.

  10. HELENK3 says:

    was not paying too much attention to this race.
    If I were his manager I would run an ad saying elect me and you willl not have to pay for my sex life along with a salary

  11. HELENK3 says:

    I will probably spend tonight with Roku

  12. votermom says:

    I give everyone full permission to eat some fried chicken after they vote… but I think that a victory for Democrats on Tuesday, you know, should be rewarded with some fried chicken.

  13. mothy6767 says:

    I was watching some young tool trying to explain the millennials departure from the democrats. Pathetic. Kid was himself early twenties but possessed no insight into the human psyche. Democrats have made themselves very unattractive. Rebellion is sexy. Conformity not so much. Trey, Palin, Cruz, Ernst, Kelly, Harris Faulkner, Bret Baiar are all hot and smart. 2008 the republicans ran a man no one could get jazzed up about against a pop star. Remember the reporter’s gone wild video of obola on a plane 2012 they ran lily white man. And a freaking morman.
    I had thought republicans were stodgy old white folks playing golf all day. Sad that we elect people on charisma and not substance but it seems the tides have turned. The faces of the dims are Hillary. Debbie.obola, Lady Reid and others. Watch CNN and you beg for a dearth panel.
    Human nature to align with what is most viable.
    I WANT TREY on the 2016 ticket.

  14. mothy6767 says:

    Off to the polls to cast one vote for Governor. I may write in my demon dog for all of the unopposed dims. Let Harrisburg deal with her. I yelled at my brat for eating a huge chunk of her Halloween loot only to discover a butt load of wrappers under the bed. Real chocolate can be dangerous for a mutt but the milk shite they put in candy bars is no threat. I know rushed her to the vet. Should have let her perish

  15. HELENK3 says:

    stole this from Rev Amy’s place

    why lena dunham should not vote

  16. HELENK3 says:

    this is a must read article and something to think abour

  17. HELENK3 says:

    the SOB did it. we knew he would

    backtrack takes credit for release of Sgt Tahmooressi

  18. votermom says:

    I voted. Then I bought a lottery ticket.

    • elliesmom says:

      For the first time in my life I voted a straight party ticket.

      • WMCB says:

        I have friends who told me they did that who normally vote a bit D, a bit R. But they want to SEND A MESSAGE not so much that they love them some R’s, but that the D’s are outta control.

        I voted R except some libertarian judges.

        • elliesmom says:

          I voted straight Republican down to dogcatcher, and if there was no R on the ballot, I left that office blank. The only things I took time to read were the ballot questions, and I probably voted like a Republican on those, too. 😉

  19. DandyTIger says:

    Over on MSNBC they were just wondering if the Repubs take the Senate, will Obama try to reach out and make a connection with Mitch, and try to work with the Repubs. I actually had a big laugh out loud at that one. What planet have they been living on?

    • The Klown says:

      It’s too early in the day to be watching MSNBC – when I start drinking this early I don’t get anything done.

    • leslie says:

      I heard that this morning on Morning Joe. I laughed out loud, too.

      • cynic says:

        Did you ever notice how Joe will go on and on about all the negatives of the Republican Party, he’ll start out by saying, “my Republican friends”. I’m thinking that the Republican’s need to throw Joe out. He ain’t no friend. Hope MSNBC is paying him the big bucks for selling his soul.

        • leslie says:

          I did and I bet they (MSNBC) are. And did you ever notice how Mika cracks the whip there? Next she could drive one of those horse drawn carriages through Central Park.

          • cynic says:

            Guess Mika never has to criticize her Dem friends. Then, when Joe says something snarky about Obama, she pipes in quickly to reel him back in.

  20. cynic says:

    My precinct is all country. When I voted around 11:00, I was #99. They said we were having a big turnout, and they even had a line. Here in IL, we’re trying to unseat Mike Madigan and Gov. Quinn. Our Dem. state rep. has been in office for over 20 yrs., and he only got that position after his dad died while in office. In order to get rid of Madigan, we have to vote out this guy, and go Republican. I’m hearing that there are big turnouts everywhere in IL. Too bad we have a weak candidate running against Dick Durbin. If Dick wins, he’ll be 76 when his term is up. Yeesh.

    • leslie says:

      I didn’t vote yet. I shocked some of my commuter companions this morning when I said I didn’t vote for bronco and I wouldn’t vote Quinn. I thought they were gonna hustle me off the train and stuff me in a storage locker until tomorrow. lol.

      • cynic says:

        I spent the day in Naperville yesterday. I was amazed at all the Republican signs we saw on the drive there. We went a different way home, through the countryside, and saw even more Republican signs. There were even signs that said: Save our State. Vote Republican. Unfortunately, I’m hearing that they’re getting the blacks out to vote in Chicago. Last time Quinn won, he only won three counties in the whole state.

        • leslie says:

          I see the same thing here in Evanston! Home of Jan Schakowsky. I’m surprised the Rauner signs are still standing.
          Those blacks are gonna get them some fried chicken afterward. Just ask bronco’s mare.

          • cynic says:

            Boy, if a Republican had said something like that, we would be hearing about it night and day. I seem to remember a complaint about someone serving fried chicken on Martin Luther King’s birthday. The media gives their party a pass on everything.

            I’d like to see a concerted effort for people to go after the media. We’ve lost the narrative, and people repeat the lies. Yet, RD and friends can’t seem to stop attacking FOX. Do they really believe that all the rest of the media is truthful?

  21. The Klown says:

    Ben Domenech nails it:

    For all the talk that this midterm election was about nothing, 2014 really was just about one thing: Barack Obama’s failure to live up to his presidency’s promise in almost every domestic and foreign policy arena. The incredible revisionism at the heart of the media coverage we should expect to see from now to the end of this presidency and beyond is that Obama even tried to deliver on the change he promised, to fix the brokenness of a nation and a political and economic scene. Looking back, Obama’s delusion is readily apparent: he apparently believed not that he could change Washington, but that his mere presence would change Washington – that the fact of his election would roll back the waters and reveal a fundamental sea change in American history, such that the nation’s politics and culture would have no choice but to change in response.

    When did President Obama ever attempt to govern as he preached? When did he ever put the effort into attempts at the grand bipartisan achievement? Where did he ever subjugate domestic political priorities to any decision about the future of the country? From Obamacare to Immigration to telling Eric Cantor Republicans would have no say in the stimulus because “I won”, his record is at odds with his promise. Obama’s only bipartisan achievement of significance – the budget control act – was marked by a series of public temper tantrums attacking the deal, rather than using it as a demonstration of how he could bring people together.

    Now the president is full of resentment, fatalistic, irritated at being ignored or disrespected by his people and The People. But this doesn’t come from long years of attempts to bring the parties together to forge compromise – it comes from his realization that he’d rather golf than put up with the demands of the job. If Obama truly thought that politics only consists of getting elected, he was truly naïve about the demands of the presidency – just as he has been naïve about the nature of the Republican Party, conservatism and libertarianism, party and congressional politics, the public’s desire for wage growth and job security, even middle eastern dictators’ and terrorists’ assessment of their own interests.

    The stunning part is the nature of this naïveté. It is not that it is the high-minded academic view of a cloistered college professor – it’s the naïveté of a dim-witted screenwriter, an acceptance of an beau ideal of the American presidency that is most recognizable as an invention of Aaron Sorkin, not a reflection of history. The president who walks into the room, says “I am the Lord your God”, and wins the argument. Only in the world of Andrew Shepard or Jed Bartlet does the president demolish his adversaries and win major political battles merely by reading his lines. But no matter: after he leaves office, we’ll be treated to an unprecedented revisionism tour, framing him as facing a political environment tougher than anything since Abraham Lincoln; how Republican opposition was all about racism, but he held back saying so to protect the American people from that fractious debate; how Hillary and the Clinton team was always working against him and key staffers were in cahoots with her all along. Get ready, because we’ll be hearing this for years.

    For Obama, the presidency, to paraphrase Chesterton’s line about the Christian ideal, was not tried and found wanting – it was found difficult; and left untried. The problem begins with Obama’s vision of himself, a vision completely unlike the presidents who did not view themselves as world-altering historical figures from whom opponents cower and melt away, and toward whose will history bends. The idea that Obama attempted change and was trapped by existing unchangeable systems is nothing more than a comforting delusion, whispered by courtiers to the god-king who cannot understand why others did not bow down. He has become the worst kind of leader in American politics – a leader who feels the people no longer deserve him, and would prefer to dissolve them and elect another.

  22. foxyladi14 says:

    And that’s the truth!!!! 😀

  23. HELENK3 says:

    joe biden just opened his big mouth and said the ormond running as an independent in Kansas ” he will vote with us”. way to go joe now the republican will use joe’s own voice in robo calls today letting the voters hear this statement

  24. HELENK3 says:

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says regardless of the outcome of midterm elections, President Obama ‘will continue to aggressively use his executive authority’ – @i88schwartz

  25. WMCB says:

    Not too crowded where I voted, but a steady clip. Of course, I went midday, so working people were earlier or will be later.

    One of the things I do like about TX is that there is a butt-ton of libertarians on the ballot. I voted R for the big stuff, but voted for every libertarian judge that I could. Libertarians make better judges than either R’s or D’s IMO.

  26. The Klown says:

    CNN: Will a GOP-dominated Congress be good for America? Guess.:

    • Constance says:

      I think if Republicans win the Senate the Democrats lose the “Republicans have brought the congress to a halt” line of BS. Republicans will be able to force votes on the Keystone pipeline, the budget, restrictions on amnestyizing illegals, etc and force the Congressional Democrats to vote yes or no. Since the Republicans can and will pass bills on all these things they can force Obama to veto these bills which reflect the wishes of the majority of The People and this will set up the 2016 Presidential election for Republicans.

  27. The Klown says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I assume her lawyers got her outfit from their standard dressed for court wardrobe and had someone do her hair so she would like a poor put upon victim for the cameras. Or did they pull out any random picture with appropriate attire and Photoshop her face into the scene.

  28. DeniseVB says:

    myiq: check the link to Rumproast under the Blogs We Mock. I keep getting the “Rent a Dildo” website …. lol. I was just going through the lefty blogs to see what’s happenin’ today. 🙂

  29. WMCB says:

    Oh good Lord. The whining over “That’s RAYYYYCISS!” has begun.

    • WMCB says:

      This was the whine: Can you hear the tiny violins?

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        First, all people are people of color. Even zombies. I assume she chooses to live in an mostly Caucasian neighborhood because (fill in the blank). But wants people to think that she is a brave soul for pointing out the neighborhood is mostly Caucasian and therefore the poll works are more likely to be considered to not be people of color.

        In years past, I have always been asked for my voter ID (or license) and had them wait to match the address/name to the rolls and mine is easier than most since no one else in this area has my surname. I did not realize it was so horrid a request. And this is in Maryland.

        This year, I voted absentee as I am out of town. I had to match my drivers license to the one they had in the online database. It has a picture, an id number, a bar code and a signature. Should I complain?

        • WMCB says:

          I mean, seriously. The poll worker eveidently wasn’t sure how to enter the info without scanning the veter registration card bar code. And yes, she should be able to do so. But since the woman HAD her voter registration card with her, it wasn’t an issue, and she was able to vote. This was no conspiracy of discrimination, just a frazzled poll worker.

          And I’m sure if the bar code didn’t work, she’d have gotten help from a more knowledgeable worker to enter it manually. I SAW that happen with one voter while I was there! Stop looking for racism behind every bush, people.

          • The Klown says:

            The typical poll worker is either a volunteer or a temp worker who got a few hours (at best) training. They are not members of some organized conspiracy to deny people the right to vote.

            For all she knows the workers were all liberal Democrats.

      • The Klown says:

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