El Floppo Grande – When The Magic Goes Away


I am not ashamed to admit when I am wrong, and yesterday I was wrong. I made this prediction yesterday afternoon:

When the speech is over the bloviating gasbags will declare that Obama was “masterful” and that this was his best speech since his Greatest Speech of Race Evah! back during the 2008 campaign. They will claim that Obama has seized the initiative and put the GOP Congress under pressure/on the defensive.

You can always tell when Obama is in deep shit because the Lamestream Media won’t talk about it. Last night the bloviating gasbags weren’t talking about Obama’s speech. Neither were the Obotian minions.

Here is what Jim Geraghty at National Review had to say:

Obama Actually Thought He Was Being Reassuring Tonight

President Obama’s Sunday night speech was about three-quarters of what the cynics and his critics expected. The lone bits of good news were the president’s belated acknowledgement that the Fort Hood shooting was terrorism – not “workplace violence” – and that he didn’t announce any new executive orders dealing with gun control. For starters, the optics of this speech were very strange – why stand in front of the desk in the Oval Office? Did he get poked or get makeup in his left eye right before he went on air? He seemed to be squinting. The only other time the president addressed the country on Sunday night, he announced the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. One expected something new, groundbreaking, or different. Instead, he offered the same proposals and same arguments.

At this point in his presidency, Obama speaks with only one tone, the slightly exasperated and sometimes not-merely-slightly exasperated “adult in the room” who constantly has to correct his fellow Americans, who are always flying off the handle, calling for options that “aren’t who we are,” betraying our values, and so on. He’s always so disappointed in us.

At certain points, Obama sounded as if he was speaking to children. “The threat is real, but we will overcome it.” “We will not defeat it with tough talk, abandoning our values, or giving in to fear.” “We will prevail by being strong and smart.”

Obama requested/demanded some primetime network facetime with the country and flopped so badly that his followers were embarrassed to even talk about it. That’s a long way from his glory days when he could fart and his legions would flood the internet with posts and comments about how historic the aroma was.

At long last even the Koolaid minions are realizing that the clothes have no emperor.


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150 Responses to El Floppo Grande – When The Magic Goes Away

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    FTR: I did not watch the speech. I retreated to a safe space until it was over.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

    How bad was it? Here is WaPo:

    Obama’s Oval Office address reflects struggle to be heard

    In addressing the nation Sunday evening, President Obama turned to a venue he doesn’t like to discuss a subject he would rather avoid.

    His decision to speak on the terrorist threat from the Oval Office, just days after the deadly attack in San Bernardino, Calif., reflects a broad concern in the White House that the American people, distracted by the overheated cacophony of the campaign season, are not listening to him. Or at least they are not hearing what he has to say.


    In the weeks since the terrorist attacks in Paris, Obama has stressed in speech after speech that U.S. law enforcement and homeland security officials are “relentless.” He has insisted the country remains “strong” and ­“resilient.”

    Sunday night was no different. The president described his strategy as “strong and smart, resilient and relentless.”

    Obama didn’t use the prime-time speech to outline any major shifts in the battle against the Islamic State, which he has repeatedly said will take years to complete and will not involve large commitments of U.S. ground troops. Nor did he propose any major new domestic security initiatives.

    Instead, he sought to calm a fearful American public, increasingly worried about the possibility of another terror attack and concerned about the Islamic State’s resilience after more than a year of airstrikes from the U.S. military.

    “The threat from terrorism is real,” Obama said. “But we will over come it. Our success won’t depend on tough talk or abandoning our values or giving in to fear.” Instead, Obama pledged to be steadfast and stick with his current plan.

    The absence of big new policy proposals from the president reflects the lack of any low-cost or tidy solutions to ease the concerns of the American people after a string of deadly attacks over the past month.

    Yeah, Obama really hates being on national television. We should be grateful when he descends from on high and deigns to speak to us. Seriously though, his problem isn’t that we can’t hear him.

    If all our airstrikes were so effective, how did Russia and France find so many juicy targets? I wish that Obama hated our enemies as much as he hates America.

    • piper says:

      Now Klown, we need to give him a break as he took time from his heavy schedule to talk to us. Remember he had an important date at Kennedy Center honoring Carol King and other celebrities who know how to kiss his feet.
      Now I will retreat to my safe space in the closet where I can knit peacefully among my fan.

  3. Myiq2xu says:

    Oh yeah, Happy Pearl Harbor Day!

  4. Myiq2xu says:

  5. Jadzia says:

    Oh, Klown, if only you could see my FB newsfeed. The Obamabots are rapturous in my (digital) neck of the woods.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      As bad as this?

      Suzanne says:
      December 6, 2015 at 8:49 pm
      I love you, President Obama. Seriously. I love you so much. I am so proud that I voted for you, in the primary and both generals, and I gave you money and time for your campaigns. We do not deserve such a great leader. I wish you a long, healthy, full life, and a great post-presidency. Maybe Chief Justice of the SCOTUS Obama? A girl can dream.

      • Jadzia says:

        I have to admit that it’s not quite THAT bad. On the other hand, because I know these folks personally, I know that as ridiculous as they sound, they are actually sincere and there’s a 0% chance that they’re just trollin’ me. Which might be scarier.

      • DeniseVB says:

        From the same link:

        Prog1: They (GOP) are mad at Daesh over the beheadings, they wanted to save that trick for themselves on liberals.

        Prog2: LMAO, well spotted. That does add a whole new meaning to the phrase “they want to divide us.” Yes. Preferably at the neck.


        • Myiq2xu says:

          Did you notice that there were far more comments bashing the GOP than praising Obama? And the GOP bashing doesn’t even involve actual GOP reactions.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Same mentality that bashed fellow Dems for not falling in lockstep behind Obama in 2008. You just can’t have a normal discussion with closed minds…..unless you agree with them😉

          • lyn says:

            Obama is failing, because his male supporters are calling female opponents the C-word again. Or did they ever stop?

      • mcnorman says:

        Bad drugs will make you say anything.

  6. Myiq2xu says:

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Obama’s dilemma was the same one facing the new nihilistic Democratic Party. Its agenda, once equal opportunity was achieved, became an equality of result, engineered and coerced by the federal government — an ideology opposed by a majority of Americans. The natural expressions of that nihilism were symbolically expressed in the strange careers of “Mattress Girl,” Sandra Fluke, Ahmed the clockmaker, Eric Holder, the National Council of La Raza, and Jonathan Butler, the multimillionaire’s son who went on a hunger strike in Missouri. Its iconographies were the Pajama Boy ads, the “Life of Julia” video, and the hockey-stick climate graph.

      The ideological success of Obama-ism, to the degree that it exists, rests largely in using sympathetic media, universities, foundations, the entertainment industry, and billionaire progressive activists — in the other words, the small but highly wealthy, influential and powerful coastal populations — to convince Americans that it is hip and cool to support agendas that they otherwise suspect, and to scare them that the alternative is a racist, sexist, homophobic America run by wealthy, cruel white male Christians.

    • cynic says:

      Another excellent, must-read article. Every paragraph is quotable and right on the money.

  7. Jadzia says:

    So I am in trouble at my kids’ school because one of them has a bad case of RBF. I’ll wait for the next open post to whine about it.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Really bad farts?

      • Jadzia says:

        Ha ha. Resting Bitch Face. The kid is at the top of his class and he’s SUPER popular (seriously, I go pick him up from school and it’s like he’s got groupies). The teacher called us in because he “doesn’t smile enough” and is “too well behaved” and I know that I sound like a parody of some humblebragging mom here, but REALLY? I ALWAYS ALWAYS have taken the teacher’s side, but I really have no idea what to do about this one. Aren’t there some junior delinquents that she should be worrying about? Hopefully the teacher wasn’t trying to find a nice way to say that she thinks we’re raising the next Charles Whitman.

        He does fart a lot, though. Just at home.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    CAIR is pleased. Sigh.

  9. cynic says:

    On today’s Morning Joe, John Meacham said this of Obama and the speech last night: Obama’s gone from cool and steady to cool and disengaged.

    Mika said her daughter wondered what the point of the speech was, and Mika had to call her dad and ask his opinion.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I suspect that Obama wanted to announce something grandiose on gun control and the Congressional Dems told him NFW. 2016 is his last year but they don’t want it to be theirs too.

      • cynic says:


        • Jadzia says:

          That makes sense for any other president, but why would Obama care what the Congressional Dems think? I might be out in some faraway field here (left? right? who knows?), but isn’t his relationship with the pols in his own party kind of distant? Maybe I’m thinking of somebody else.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            He didn’t want them to embarrass him by running away from him. They have carried a lot of water for him but they weren’t about to go all-in on gun control in an election year.

          • blowme0bama says:

            Agree with Jadzia – he’s never given a shit about anyone’s career security other than his own.

          • DeniseVB says:

            The Obamas both appear not to have any friends outside the bubble that carried them into the White House. When I read Barbara and Laura Bush’s memoirs, the most important thing to them seemed to be maintaining the close friendships they developed long before their public lives. I think Laura still goes hiking with her old college pals every year to a National Park, a tradition they started right after college to stay close.

  10. Myiq2xu says:

    Wolf Blister looks like he’s about to cry:

  11. Myiq2xu says:

  12. votermom says:

    OT do any of y’all on Pinterest?
    Any native guides, helpful tips?
    I have an old account that I don’t really use, but recently I have been told that there are a lot of conservatives on Pinterest, so maybe I should try getting some book reviews pinned there. I’d probably have to open a new account…

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  16. Myiq2xu says:

    I realize it was almost two weeks ago, but whatever happened to that guy who shot up Planned Parenthood? He’s completely off the radar.

  17. Myiq2xu says:

  18. 1wanderingtruthseeker says:

    The only good thing about Obama’s speech was that it was very short. I’m a day time General Hospital soap opera and he takes over MY SHOW every time!! Even stupid shit that could be shown on the 6 o’clock news as BREAKING NEWS!!! I hate the sound of his voice and I was on face book critcting him live! Not a Holiday party but a Christmas party!!!!!

  19. cynic says:

    I’m still trying to figure out why he would give the speech in the Oval Office, standing at a podium, in lieu of sitting behind the desk.


    Perhaps that large desk makes him seem even smaller than he is. Can he afford to lose any more weight?

    • Anthony says:

      Because he looks even more like a petulant child when he’s behind the desk thats both literally and metaphorically too big for him.

      • lyn says:

        ^This^ I’ll buy you a beer.

      • lyn says:

        Or he can’t resist putting his feet up on the desk.

      • cynic says:

        I have a picture of my daughter, marine SIL, and Obama standing in front of that desk. (She confessed to touching it.) It’s kind of a running joke in my family. They know how much I loathe him, but it’s cool that they had their picture taken there, and it was a signed picture. He served the President, and they had a private moment with him. And, yes, I do display the picture.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I would too. 🙂

          • Jadzia says:

            I would, too. The only Obama picture that I really like is the one (you’ve probably all seen it) where somebody’s toddler toddler is having one of those force-of-nature tantrums at his feet (in the Oval Office, I believe) and he’s got this “whaddya gonna do?” look on his face. Mostly it’s funny to think about how mortified the parents must have been. Well, it was funny until the mom wrote a stupid Salon piece about how everybody who doesn’t like the picture is racist and doesn’t know anything about parenting or some fool thing like that. But the little girl is cute and I sure could relate.

      • mcnorman says:

        Odious manchild.

    • Dora says:

      I saw him make his last Oval Office speech sitting behind the desk. He looked ridiculous. But then, he looked pretty ridiculous standing behind the podium that was set up in front of the desk. Yikes! I guess the man just looks ridiculous no matter what he does.

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Hey Chicago peeps, Lorretta Lynch just announced she’s going to investigate your racist police department😉 Geeesh, was so hoping she was announcing the arrest of Rahm for conspiring to cover up a bad cop right before his re-election last year.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The USSR used to have show trials. We have show investigations.

    • cynic says:

      Rahm knows where the bodies are buried. There is a call in the community for him to resign along with Anita Alvarez. Loretta lynch will come in to say she’s investigating, and she sees that Rahm has done nothing wrong. End of story, quit protesting.

      • leslie says:

        Rahm has said he doesn’t trust a DoJ investigation. I can’t imagine why he said it unless it is like all the other charades of this administration.

  21. Myiq2xu says:

    Here’s another story that fell off the radar:

  22. 49erDweet says:

    It’s Pearl Harbor day. Still remember the family huddling around that radio listening to news reports and waiting for FDR to talk. Bad times. But it coulda been worse. What if it had been BHO?

  23. piper says:

    I have a hard time being sarcastic about Pearl Harbor and all those people who were murdered by the Japanese so I will share these remembrance from my gal Wisconsinite K. Marge.

    • piper says:

      Should be this not these. (autocorrect is a bane to fast typists)

    • DeniseVB says:

      That was one of the most moving and tear inducing memorials I’ve ever visited. You can’t see the ship until you arrive at that white bridge then realize you’re standing over their grave. You just feel something. Their souls ?

      • votermom says:

        My mom remembered Pearl Harbor as happening on Dec 8, because that was the date where she was. She was 14. She lived through so much stuff in World War 2, rarely spoke of it.

  24. piper says:

    “Once again he sought to divide the United States,” Shirley told host Stephen K. Bannon about Obama’s Oval Office speech last night. “Obama has never understood what the job of an American President is, and he demonstrated that again last night.
    Interview and Link:

    • DeniseVB says:

      It certainly wasn’t his bullhorn moment, just another Shelby Fluffy moment leaving his own supporters so baffled they have to attack the GOP😀

  25. piper says:

    Off to volunteer now.
    One day in the future I would like to share my 26 day vacation tour of Vietnam.

  26. Myiq2xu says:

    I love reading this blog.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Some profound thinking over there. /sarc Reading a 100+ comments on groupthink acid kinda gave me a headache. Do they ever have solutions?

      I’m not saying we’re a more perfect group, just a more fun and smarter group. We’re solving world problems everyday😀

  27. lyn says:

    Love this kitty.

  28. cynic says:

    Here is the real scandal that isn’t being reported or linked to. I only found it via pm317, who linked it at Althouse and Hillaryis44. There was enough information collected during the Osama raid to fill a small library. The CIA had control of it, and few were able to access any of it.

    ‘James Clapper, director of national intelligence, allowed analysts from CENTCOM and the Defense Intelligence Agency to have time-limited, read-only access to the documents. What they found was fascinating and alarming. Much of what these analysts were seeing​—​directly from Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders​—​contradicted what the president and top administration officials were saying publicly.’

    The story didn’t fit the narrative. It was close to the ’12 election. GM was alive, Osama was dead, and al Qaeda was on the run.

    Taken from a story prior to the 2012 election:'(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama has described al Qaeda as having been “decimated,” “on the path to defeat” or some other variation at least 32 times since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to White House transcripts.’

    Read this and let it sink in. He blatantly lied and covered up the intelligence information to fit the narrative. He deserves to be impeached, but then there really would be rioting in the streets.


  29. Myiq2xu says:

    My mom sent me this:

    She’s been a Democrat since she was old enough to vote.

  30. votermom says:

    I did not actually realize that Amazon has a shooting category (it’s under sports)

    Tempted by this:

  31. DandyTIger says:

    It’s time we did something about baseball bats:

  32. threewickets says:

    He’s the Sesame Street President.

  33. Dora says:

    Obama Dragged To Address Terror Threat, “Kicking & Screaming”

    Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/obama-dragged-to-address-terror-threat-kicking-screaming/#UO9MEFJ4rPedps4A.99

  34. mothy67 says:

    I bought an electronic cigarette roller. I no longer smoke but I got it for my mom. Does not work. I emailed and complained. I got no response. Not a big deal 15 dollarsI thought to good to be true. Doubt I will return. I had bought the loose tobacco and filters so I bought a hand machine. Thing works great. The machine, tubes and tobacco cost 42. One pack is 8 dollars. I wish my mom would quit but 240/ mo is insane. These cost 7.15 a carton.
    Anyhow I will never get around to returning. I no drive UPS is two buses away I just wonder if as I used your portal would they deduct that 15 cents.

    • votermom says:

      That sucks that it doesn’t work. If you don’t get an email reply try leaving a very low review on the item – the sellers will sometimes respond to that.

      • mothy67 says:

        Don’t care. Cheap. I am not going to rebox go to UPS. I bought it with bing rewards. I am just curious as to how Amazon handles returns through portals. I use amazon a lot and in ten years i have returned things twice. I bought a mini fridge arrived with major dents. I called and sent pictures. The next day at 8 am I had a new one. They picked up the original around 6. I had a new one before they got the return. Customer service is great. I am just interested in how they handle returns through a portal. Mind you not interested enough to actually return my lemon. I bought it knowing it would suck.

        • votermom says:

          I think if the item is refunded then Amazon takes any advertising fees back from the affiliate (me) too. Not sure about exchanges.
          But don’t worry about that on my end – that’s just how things go.
          You are sweet to worry.🙂

    • blowme0bama says:

      TOLD YOU! Get the topomatic roller with a hand crank. Don’t fuck with any multiple cig roller or electrical roller – too much shit to break on it. But yeah, the wife and I roll our own with the filtered tubes and they end up costing something under 90 cents per pack.

  35. Dora says:

    If anyone hasn’t voted on the short list yet, you can find it here:

    TIME’s Person of the Year 2015: Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, ISIS join shortlist


  36. Myiq2xu says:

    This was tough:

  37. jennifer lyn says:

    As a girl who doesn’t like her body parts put down, I would say Obama is a dick even though is giving him too much credit. The world is to blame though because everyone–from the media, to liberals, to the Nobel Peace Price Committee, etc, etc–propped him up and continue to prop him up. Affirmative Action simply gave us all equal footing it did NOT mean we should allow those who do nothing to get everything. He is utterly (and so is she) without redemption. Not one bloody cell is worth saving.

  38. mothy67 says:

    Watching 24 on prime. I love kick ass Jack Bauer.

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