John Cole Has Has A Crush On Obama

Obama messiah

(Alt. title: “Why I Joined The Obama Cult”)

We never forget our first love:

I was rambling on about twitter earlier, developed my thoughts, and thought I would share. I think the major part of why this election is so frustrating for me is that neither of the candidates excite me the way Barack Obama did in 2008. Everything about that election was just magical to me- I still remember sitting in the hotel room at the conference I was attending on election night with my boss, and we were drinking and hooting and hollering every time another state went for him.

There was just something there in the man that just seemed larger than the times, and that exists to this day. I hope I am wrong, but deep down i don’t think I am ever going to feel that way about a candidate again. He was, in full dork speak, my Neo. I would crawl over broken glass for the man, and still would. Mind you, his record is not perfect. From my perspective he’s been pretty bad on a few issues, but when I balance that with how far we have come, and the grace and dignity with which it has been accomplished in the face of a worthless cowed media, backstabbing blue dogs, and a sociopathic opposition party, and I still marvel at what has happened these past eight years.

I love documentaries, and I often sit and play them like one would a podcast or the radio while I am working, and one that I play quite frequently is Ken Burns on the Roosevelts. I was a newly minted Democrat when Obama took the stage, and he made me a Democrat for life. The same can be said of Obama about me as can be said about the people, now dying off, who still have pictures of FDR in their living rooms.

Don’t get me wrong, I like Bernie, and I think I like the Hillary that isn’t media managed and shielded from me with a screen of bullshit from her sycophants, and I love listening to Al Franken and Sherrod Brown and Zephyr Teachout and Elizabeth Warren up there busting the balls of big banks, but they aren’t Obama to me and never will be.

Wow! Just . . . wow!

He has a picture of Obama in his living room??

This is worse than I ever imagined. John Cole has been snorting Koolaid right out of the package.


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117 Responses to John Cole Has Has A Crush On Obama

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    There is more to that post if you can stomach it.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Having said that, I also get that there are a lot of people out there who feel the same way about Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton that I felt and feel about President Obama, so I try not to be too much of a dick about the nonsense that gets spewed. You can decide whether or not I have succeeded, but if you decide I haven’t, just think about this- I am actively holding back most of the time when I talk about these campaigns. The Bernie Sanders supporters can be some of the most irritating human beings on the planet, as if they took every annoying fucking trait of the Paulites and said to themselves- “Let’s take this to eleven.” Likewise, the thick slime of the permanent Clinton advisors, who will literally say anything, even if it defies all logic and reason, makes me want to gag at times. I think the utter gibberish her supporters spew is also one of her best attributes- she can command such a loyal following that they will willingly debase themselves publicly in support of her. That’s loyalty. And in politics, that is useful and EXTREMELY valuable.

      I think the thing that makes me jaded, though, and again, this is just me blabbing, is that I don’t feel like I had to make things up to be outraged about when defending Obama. People were really doing the things that pissed me off. People who should know better were saying outrageous things. I didn’t need to make things up to appear offended about- there was so much offensive shit being launched at Obama that you couldn’t keep up with it.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    By any chance, do you follow John Smart ? He’s like a vagina voter with a penis. That creeps me out more. S/He never tells me about how great, why I should vote for, Hillllllllary, just Trump/Palin are stupider. I just can’t communicate with my former lefty friends anymore.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I have made a lot of friends thru politics, but I lost most of them the first time we had a disagreement. Social media friendships suck.

      Present company excluded, of course.

    • lyn says:

      The only presidential portrait in my home would be Lincoln.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        I got a couple portraits of George Washington in my wallet.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            When I was about 5 years old I “wrote” a letter to LBJ (I drew a picture and my mom added the words). I got back a robo-signed picture of LBJ and a letter. For a while I had the picture pinned to my bedroom wall. I don’t remember what happened to the picture or the letter.

            That was the one and only time I have had a picture of a POTUS hanging anywhere in my house.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            When I was in the Army we did have pictures posted of Carter and later Reagan in some offices, but not in the barracks.

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  7. Myiq2xu says:

    Yeah, the last thing straight guys want to see is two beautiful women kissing.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Dem Iowa Townhall thingy on CNN tonight at 9pm ET 🙂

  9. Myiq2xu says:

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Yes indeed. God forbid the other teams take inspiration from these excellent achievers, and work twice as hard to beat them on a level playing field.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Youth sport leagues are super sensitive to parental pressure. And parents can be too protective of their pwescious ones to see the big picture.

  10. driguana says:

    There are all different kinds of lost souls. Cole would be in the category of Tragically Lost. It really is hard to read this kind of stuff and not become extremely worried about our future!

  11. Myiq2xu says:

  12. Underwhelmed says:

    Blow the lid off this. Sue these bastards into oblivion. And destroy any and every politician who voted for it or supports it.

    • 1539days says:

      This happens every time the government gets involved in “creating jobs.” Disney got these visas because they claimed they needed lower level employees so they could fill better jobs with their current staff. Only a few of those jobs opened up and Disney claims they are coming someday. We all know the reality is that they probably won’t.

  13. Underwhelmed says:

    Comment at Hollywood Reporter, re: the current Oscar brouhaha:

    ‘White privilege means being held responsible for the acts of your ancestors by blacks who accept no responsibility for the acts of their children.’

    • lyn says:

      That’s a winner!

      • Underwhelmed says:

        See, it’s not that there aren’t valid points to be made about privilege. There are. But the hypocrisy and dishonesty and social media violence/abuse is so overwhelming, I’m finding it hard to give a shit any more. For too many of the grievance mongers, no amount of recognition or contrition or whatever will be enough. So now I’m not inclined to give any. So we all lose.

  14. Myiq2xu says:

    It was always inessential. but now it’s unwatchable.

    • 1539days says:

      First, there was Craig Kilborn, who acted like he was better than everyone else. Then Stewart who thought he was better than everyone else. Trevor Noah thinks he better than The Daily Show.

      They’ve reached peak ego.

      • Jadzia says:

        I couldn’t figure out why the hell they thought it was a good idea to hire a non-American for that particular job. SNL, sure. But The Daily Show? A show all about American politics? Trevor Noah is no John…. I can’t remember his name, but the British guy who does Last Week Tonight? Married to an American Iraq War vet?

  15. Myiq2xu says:

  16. mothy67, says:

    I canceled my little trip to NH. Taxes were much more than I thought and I hate calling people.

  17. 1539days says:

    Ugh Hillary is on CNN now.

  18. swanspirit says:

    To offset the putrescence that is John Cole, this article is a refreshing read. I like what he says about Ta Nahisi Coates

    For example, Ta-Nehisi Coates, now anointed as James Baldwin’s heir by Toni Morrison, is formally classified as a celebrated writer. However, the particulars of his reception in our moment reveal that Coates is, in the Naciremian sense, a priest. Coates is “revered,” as New York magazine aptly puts it, as someone gifted at phrasing, repeating, and crafting artful variations upon points that are considered crucial—that is, scripture. Specifically, Coates is celebrated as the writer who most aptly expresses the scripture that America’s past was built on racism and that racism still permeates the national fabric.
    This became especially clear last year with the rapturous reception of Coates’s essay, “The Case for Reparations.” It was beautifully written, of course, but the almost tearfully ardent praise the piece received was about more than composition. The idea was that the piece was important, weighty, big news. But let’s face it—no one, including Coates himself, I presume, has any hope that our current Congress is about to give reparations for slavery to black people in any significant way. Plus, reparations had been widely discussed, and ultimately put aside, as recently as 15 years ago in the wake of Randall Robinson’s The Debt. Yet Coates’s article was discussed almost as if he were bringing up reparations as a new topic.
    It actually made perfect sense. People loved Coates’s article not as politics, since almost no one thinks reparations are actually going to happen. But belle-lettristic concerns weren’t the key either: Coates is hardly the only writer out there who has a way with the words. People were receiving “The Case for Reparations” as, quite simply, a sermon. Its audience sought not counsel, but proclamation. Coates does not write with this formal intention, but for his readers, he is a preacher. A.O. Scott perfectly demonstrates Coates’s now clerical role in our discourse in saying that his new book is “essential, like water or air”—this is the kind of thing one formerly said of the Greatest Story Ever Told.

  19. Myiq2xu says:

    Can’t stop laughing:

  20. mothy67, says:

    This has to be the best election season ever. Yeb on his tippy toes, all things Trump(making faces, Rosie) ,Sanders, kids table debates, potty breaks, glen.

  21. Dora says:

    Beside her legal problems, Hillary’s health seems to be falling apart too. She should have already dropped out of this race. It’s must be her lust for power that’s driving her. She wants that prize real bad.

    THE CLINTON MACHINE: Clinging to the past and running out of gas…

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  23. elliesmom says:

    So the Bernie fans want the feds to “do something” about the Bundy Bunch up in Oregon. Because the folks are only “getting away with it” because they’re white. I assume the feds are doing nothing because so far there hasn’t been any violence, and doing something might turn into something violent. But sending in the feds in Baltimore or Ferguson was “completely unnecessary”. It would have escalated things. I want to slap them silly.

    • leslie says:

      They are already silly. I have friends who support Bernie and who think he will “change the world” despite agreeing with me when I say that he’ll never get any of his programs enacted if elected. They still support him and will vote for him because”he will change the world”.
      (and then I have friends who will vote for Hillary Even though they actually hate her and don’t trust her. Because they believe she is “best suited for the job”.

  24. Somebody says:

    So which theory wins here at TCH?

    Perhaps we have some additional theories to add??

    • elliesmom says:

      I think they see the end of the Republican Party as they know it. They don’t have any real principles. They just want power. If supporting Trump keeps them relevant in the party, then Trump it is. I think they believe there are other candidates who would be more malleable than Trump, but if the people abandon your party, you have no power. Look what putting their thumb on the scales for Obama did for the Democrats? They lost their majorities in both houses and lag behind the Republicans at all levels of state government. They can blame in on “gerrymandering” all they want, but governors and senators are state-wide elections. Those governors weren’t elected by only Republican voters. If the GOP alienates its voters, it not only risks losing the presidential race. All of those other Republicans will come up for re-election sooner rather than later. It’s easy for Obama supporters to diss the PUMAs as having no effect on the election, but they did. In state houses all across the country. No longer loyal to party, they were free to vote for anyone they wished. The Republicans risk the same fate if they disrespect their voters by shoving an unwanted candidate down their throats- again.

      • cynic says:

        A good observation. Now, it’s Tuesday, and you know what that means? I’m going to throw out something that has been running thru my brain lately, and after watching Morning Joe this a.m., I am leaning this way.

        First of all, we know that the Bush family is very close to the Clintons. I just did a little look up, and it’s all there via Barbara’s interview a couple years back.

        In interviews, when Jeb is asked if he would support Trump, he get’s that ‘cat swallowing the canary grin’, shakes his head and emphatically says, “He’s not going to be the nominee.” He’s like a little kid that knows a big secret.

        Remember, wealth and power rules everything.

        Now, back to Morning Joe this a.m. Trump was being interviewed, and Joe made a great comment about how Trump has had to work with numerous Mayors thru the years, and he’s able to do that. He proceeded to rattle off the names of all the Mayors. At that point I was shaking my head in agreement. This is who I want. Someone who knows how to work with people. Tossed into Joe’s statement, however, was the word ‘Mafia’. Nothing else was mentioned about the word.

        I mentioned last that Rush said that someone went to the Clinton library and collected hundreds of pages (400-500) that had to do with Trump. Rush said that he didn’t know who requested it, but that the info will be revealed in April.

        I’m still thinking about the end game, and yes, I’m thinking this is a big game. Destroy Cruz, and elect Hillary as President. I do hope and pray that I’m wrong. Seriously, every week at church I include a prayer for this Country. No one world Government for me. Just look at what’s happening in Europe.

        • leslie says:

          That part of MJoe was the only thing I heard today. And you are correct. Nothing more was said about Mafia. At the time, I wondered why Joe said it; then my mind wandered. I simply MUST practice more mindful listening.
          You aren’t the only one who has been mentioning the collusion between the Bushes and the Clintons. I keep hoping, when I hear those ideas that they are wrong. But the way you have laid it out, and the presence of a criminal thread running through “our” government, makes me hope you’re wrong, but think you’re right.
          Please make it go away, cynic.

      • lyn says:

        Both parties need a reset button, and Hillary can do that. 😆

  25. jennifer lyn says:

    It is a free market, we live in a free country, NO QUOTOS. Power to the powerful or those that combine to become powerful. SOCIALISM SUCKS. Thus, there will NEVER be racial/gender/sexual orientation ‘equality’ and to even suggest such a thing is stupid. Unless you have been legally discriminated against (and 99.9% of people have no f..king idea what the legal standard is for this) you are simply whining. Darwin said it first, btw. This is not rocket science people and you have choices–work hard, vote smart, speak out, and then work harder. Life is not fair and to the victor goes the spoils. These are lessons thousands of years in the making. The more you ask the ruling party to make it fair the more you screw it up. Just look to history people. Asking others to make it even is asking for a ruling elite and an underclass. Again, look to history.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      In this country the way it is supposed to work is anybody can get rich, but rich people can go poor too. There should be no legal obstacles that keep the poor poor and the rich rich. The state should not be picking winners and losers.

    • lyn says:

      When you use rich people’s money to get elected president, you can act that way toward the little people.

  26. lyn says:

    This is incomprehensible: “a worthless cowed media.” How did the media harm Obama? They were his fookin’ lap dogs.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      This is your brain on Koolaid.

    • swanspirit says:

      Don’t forget those”backstabbing blue dogs” … with John, anyone who doesn’t worship at the throne of Obama is a traitor., and they deserve no respect, and are treated like the lesser beings he considers them to be.
      Like most people who live in their parents basement, or some other family arrangement, he still has that frat boy mentality, and considers himself superior to most other people, because he can present himself very differently on line than he actually is.

  27. leslie says:

    Dear Klown,
    Please stop using that picture (or any really) of BHO at the top of your post. It makes me shudder and feel bad.
    Thank you,

  28. 49erDweet says:

    Active shooter right now at navy hosptital facility in San Diego:
    Another Obummer “gun free zone” goes up in smoke.

  29. Dora says:

    Donald Trump endorsed by Jerry Falwell Jr for president

    Influential president of evangelical university backs Trump

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