Time magazine’s “Man of the Year 2008” and “Man of the Year 2009” are in Chappaquiddick-like brackish waters due to Scott Brown. As of January, Scott Brown is without doubt “Man of the Year 2010”.
Time magazine’s love struck editors (“Obama is a god!” exclaimed Newsweek‘s Evan Thomas) chose their idol, Barack Obama, as “Man of the Year” in 2008. It was not seemly to display their Obama love so openly in 2009 yet again so Time magazine’s love struck editors in 2009 chose Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (and Obama looter of the economy) as the “Man of the Year”. In January 2010, both zero-8 and zero-9 are in trouble due in no small part to Scott Brown 2010.
The authentic seeming Scott Brown, triumphed over the fake Obama in this high year of The Age of Fake.
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We were alone when we wrote Obama Is the Third Bush Term. Now Obama = Bush III is repeated over and over. But it is still a shock to compare Obama’s trajectory to the Bush presidency and see how similar their first year trajectories are.
The second Bush term is almost exactly a template for the Obama Obamination thus far. The first Bush term has some comparative value to Obama but it is the second terms which is eerily similar. In the first Bush term, George W’s poll numbers drooped all year long until “W” was politically “rescued” by the attacks on the World Trade Center. Bush did well all the way to his reelection with high poll numbers.
George W. Bush began his second term badly and never recovered. Bush won reelection but soon thereafter things went very badly. In 2005 George W. tried to “reform” Social Security and such was the opposition that he failed. The Social Security failure was followed with increased bad news from Iraq. Hurricane Katrina finished George W. politically. From January 2005, until the last month of economic disaster, George W. Bush had a miserable second term.
Likewise, Barack Obama began his first year in post election glow and huge ambitions to rewrite all history with his glory. The Golden Calf president sought to persuade Americans he was indeed “the One”. But after a massive directionless waste of money, inexperienced Obama took on a woman’s job – health care.
Obama’s “health care reform” was in reality a massive transfer of wealth from the taxpayer to Big PhaRma and Big Insurance. Obama was always the enemy of meaningful health care reform. That Obama worked out his Big PhaRma deal at the height of his popularity demonstrates the bogus commitment he had to health care. What Obama wanted was to sign anything so that his glory could be made manifest. We Hillary supporters know that along with the Democratic Party, true Health Care Reform Died in Denver in 2008.
Scott Brown came along and the Golden Calf found itself shattered. No glory was there for the hapless boob from Corrupt Chicago.
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After Scott Brown even simple tasks are backbreaking toil for the hapless boob and his congressional boobettes. Barack Obama, Man of the Year 2009, is fighting to save Man of the Year 2009 Bernanke.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may be Time magazine’s Man of the Year — but he hasn’t convinced senators he’s the man for the job.
In the wake of Tuesday’s Massachusetts stunner, Bernanke’s chances of returning for a second term as head of the Fed were thrown into doubt, as a pair of liberal Democratic senators Friday jumped on the dump-Bernanke bandwagon.
It was no idle threat. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he’d call a vote next week but couldn’t say for sure Friday that he has the 60 votes to confirm Bernanke by the time his term expires Jan. 31.
That raised the prospect of a fill-in Fed chief, which would shock a skittish stock market that already dipped 5 percent in three days.
And a Bernanke defeat would be a stunning blow to President Barack Obama, who interrupted his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to reappoint Bernanke over the summer and now is forced to salvage a nomination that once seemed a shoo-in.
Blame the Scott Brown brushfire.
Obama was in the Vineyard, along with Harvard buddy Gates when he interrupted his pleasures to get some work done. Now the true blue voters of the Vineyard want Scott Brown to send Obama into permanent vacation.
The soon to be on permanent vacation, Harry Reid, waited for a Friday dump-bad-news-day to endorse Bernanke. Such courage! Big Money and the hated lobbyists of yore rallied to establishment Obama’s side:
Wall Street lobbyists in Washington said they were quietly making the case for Bernanke on Capitol Hill but were hamstrung by the politics. Because Bernanke has been criticized as too close to Wall Street, they said, the surest way to seal his fate would be for financial lobbyists to make a full court press to save his nomination.
“Three months ago, we thought this was a slam dunk,” said one financial services executive. “And today people think this may not even be a layup. There’s lots of concern in the markets that the politics of the Senate might derail him.”
Downtown Scottie Brown has game and he is the one who blocked the “slam dunk”.
The boob that likened himself to basketball star Lebron James, that boob (“I’m Lebron, baby, I’ve got game.”) is these days seen more as a deflated and discarded basketball. But Obama won’t go gently. Obama has decided to call out his thugs.
President Obama is reconstituting the team that helped him win the White House to counter Republican challenges in the midterm elections and recalibrate after political setbacks that have narrowed his legislative ambitions.
Mr. Obama has asked his former campaign manager, David Plouffe, to oversee House, Senate and governor’s races to stave off a hemorrhage of seats in the fall. The president ordered a review of the Democratic political operation — from the White House to party committees — after last week’s Republican victory in the Massachusetts Senate race, aides said.
In addition to Mr. Plouffe, who will primarily work from the Democratic National Committee in consultation with the White House, several top operatives from the Obama campaign will be dispatched across the country to advise major races as part of the president’s attempt to take greater control over the midterm elections, aides said.
“We are turning the corner to a much more political season,” said David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president, who confirmed Mr. Plouffe’s role. “We are going to evaluate what we need to do to get timely intelligence and early warnings so we don’t face situations like we did in Massachusetts.”
The Obama team of thugs and worshipers will not help doleful Dimocrats. They ran a terrible campaign but the Big Media referees were on their side. Now, after a year, even Big Media is tired of their bumbling stooge.
Yet improving the tactical operations addresses only one part of his challenge. A more complicated discussion under way, advisers said, is how to sharpen the president’s message and leadership style.
The reinforcement of the White House’s political operation has been undertaken with a sense of urgency since Tuesday when a Republican, Scott Brown, won the Massachusetts Senate seat that had been held by Edward M. Kennedy. The White House was caught off guard when it became clear that Democrats were in danger of losing the seat, and by the time alarm bells sounded from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, it was too late.
The president summoned Mr. Plouffe to the Oval Office hours before the polls closed in Massachusetts and asked him to assume the new role because of the implications the midterm elections hold.
Obama’s audacious dreams are going nowhere. It’s time Obama woke up from the hallucinatory dreams of his wayward, Edwards-like sperm donor, father and wake up to his own boobery. Obama will soon bore the nation with yet another speech and more silly dreams of self-glory.
“His first chance to reconnect in a big way will come when he delivers his State of the Union address.
Rather than unveiling a laundry list of new initiatives, advisers said, the speech will attempt to reframe Mr. Obama’s agenda and how he connects it with public concerns. In particular, he will focus on how his ideas for health care, energy and financial regulation all fit into the broader economic mission of creating what he calls a “new foundation” for the country, the key words being “rescue, restore and rebuild.”
While presidents typically experience rough patches, this one is particularly challenging for Mr. Obama. Liberals have grown disenchanted with what they see as his unwillingness to fight harder for their causes; independents have been turned off by his failure, in their view, to change the way Washington works; and Republicans have become implacably hostile.
Just go away. After one year Americans just want Obama to go away. Permanent vacation. Go golf. Go.
Scott Brown, instead of golfing, was a conduit for tee’d off voters. Now Obama will not have dreams, but nightmares:
At the end of Barack Obama’s worst week since taking power a year ago, the US president’s fortunes look set only to deteriorate over the coming days. Following the shock defeat of the Democratic candidate in Massachusetts on Tuesday, a move that deprived the president of his 60-seat super-majority in the Senate and left his legislative agenda in tatters, Mr Obama has just four days to reboot the system.
The US president had originally delayed next week’s State of the Union address to Congress in the hope he would get his signature healthcare reform bill enacted in time. That prospect, already waning, was killed dead by the voters in Massachusetts. A growing number of Democrats believe the nine-month effort could collapse altogether.
The death of the healthcare effort would rob Mr Obama of what he had hoped would be the centrepiece of his first State of the Union message.
No glory for the glory hound. Obama now faces the one thing he has never done and the one thing he fears the most: work.
All the promises of a changed planet, are now, as we always said they were: words. Words, words, words. No gay rights agenda, no immigration done, no cap and trade, no nothing. Nothing. It was all just words to gull the gullible.
However, even a more modest agenda looks tough for Mr Obama now. [snip]
“My advice would be that he pick up the phone and ask for Bill Clinton’s advice on how to recover from a situation like this.”
Nor can Mr Obama rely on unity within his own party, which has been in disarray, if not panic, since Tuesday. For example, Mr Obama’s more populist tack on Wall Street re-regulation failed to attract endorsement from Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate banking committee, even though he was present when Mr Obama made the announcement.
Bill Clinton loved to say that if you find a turtle on a fence post you can bet it did not get there by itself. Someone had to do it. Bill Clinton had to do a lot of work for the American people. Obama wants to vacation and have parties and bathe himself in glitter and perfumes.
Cool and confident, President Barack Obama basked in applause as he promised jittery Democratic lawmakers a coast-to-coast health care victory tour to sell the bill’s benefits upon its passage.
It seemed like a foregone conclusion at that point, just over a week ago.
Scott Brown did America a great favor last week.
Hillary Clinton’s turn to do America a great favor is coming up at the end of this year. It will make her “Person of the Year”.