“If you elect a boob – expect boobery.” We’ve said that for more than three years now. Bitter Keith Olbermann effectively said “boob” about Obama’s speech and now he is pouting. A few of the typical insults from Obama Hopium Guzzlers (Keith Olbermann put down the Hopium only for one night) at DailyKooks and outraged Keith has left the building:
“If I can understand people’s frustration with seeing a speech by a Democratic president criticized in a venue such as mine, why is it impossible for some people here to accept my frustration about the speech? You don’t agree with me, fine. You don’t want to watch because you don’t agree with me, fine. But to accuse me, after five years of risking what I have to present the truth as I see it, of staging something for effect, is deeply offensive to me and is an indication of what has happened here.”
Keith Olbermann is an Obama Hopium Guzzling Dimocrat who is now attacked by his fellow Hopium Guzzlers. Soon Keith Olbermann, misogynist and sexist, will be called a “racist” by the Obama protection dens that have destroyed the once great Democratic Party.
Keith Olbermann trashed Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Sarah Palin in personal and ugly terms in order to elevate Barack Obama. Now Keith Olbermann is shocked to find Obama is a boob. Well, he has not gotten all the way there yet, but it is only a matter of time.
But that time, as we have also repeatedly written, will only come after devastating defeat and doom in the November elections. Obama Dimocrats must hit bottom before they put aside the Hopium bottles and syringes and chalice.
We at Big Pink are blessed because in a little noted article Robert Shrum has laid out, in lucid and logical language and “reasoning” what the Obama Dimocrats have planned. Shrum is in deep delusion and the bottles of Hopium have been emptied down his throat. But we appreciate that Shrum has so clearly laid out the road to ruin for Obama Dimocrats. Writes Shrum:
“For the midterms and beyond they must decide whether to run with Barack Obama or away from him. [snip]
It’s hard to understand why congressional Democrats, with their parlous poll ratings, would distance themselves from Obama, whose favorable rating is 52 percent in the ABC/Washington Post survey. There may be a few districts where candidates can stand or fall on local issues; most Democrats this year will stand or fall with the president.[snip]
The president and his party will have to stand together to survive the midterms and to triumph in 2012. They will be aided by Republican folly—but that won’t be enough to save them. This is a tipping point—a moment to seize or be seized by events. During his 2008 campaign and the great legislative clashes of the last two years, Obama has shown a remarkable capacity to tip events in his favor—and in a progressive direction. Now he has to do it again.”
That is remarkable advice which ignores so much reality. Shrum is selective about the polling and delusional about Republican weakness and their alleged “accelerating march of folly”. Writing about Republicans, Shrum writes two sentences which are more appropriately addressed to Obama Dimocrats:
“The potent brew that Republicans were counting on may prove to be political hemlock instead. Do they dare put down the tainted chalice?”
Physician, heal thyself. But we appreciate that Shrum has so compactly laid out the Obama Dimocrat line.
Shrum does have one pedestrian insight and that is “it’s the economy stupid”.
“It isn’t the BP oil spill. Despite a gathering consensus among the press and the political community, and continued bad news pouring out of the Gulf, moving from the glib notion that this is Obama’s Katrina to the ahistorical suggestion that this is Obama’s Iran hostage crisis only confirms that the oil spill, like Obama, is sui generis.[snip]
Obama’s real danger—and it was Carter’s true weakness in 1980 as well—is a faltering economy. The recovery could stall or plunge into a double-dip recession. That’s why the anemic job numbers for May drove the Dow down, and had to dismay even the most optimistic White House aides.
The remedy is not entirely within the president’s control.”
Shrumie postulates that the American economy was coming up roses only to be throttled by those nogoodnik Europeans. According to that losing campaign manager for several presidential campaigns, Obama is an economic genius with a genius plan but he forgot to take into account the economic realities of a worldwide economy. It is absolution by delusion. Put down the tainted chalice Shrumie!
Shrumie’s ultimate advice to American voters and to the Dimocratic establishment is the suicidal “stay the course.”
Barack Obama, is taking Shrumie’s delusions as his own.
BREAKING — OBAMA, BIDEN DECLARE “RECOVERY SUMMER”: Vice President Biden today will kick off “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long push designed to highlight the jobs accompanying a surge in stimulus-funded projects to improve highways, parks, drinking water and other public works. Biden will present President Obama with a report laying out a spike in stimulus activity this summer, and how it will contribute to a steady climb to a total of 3.5 million Recovery Act jobs by the end of the year. Biden, Obama and other administration officials will travel to more than two dozen Recovery Act project sites in coming weeks. Tomorrow, the president will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to mark the groundbreaking of the 10,000th Recovery Act road project, around Nationwide Children’s Hospital. On Monday, Biden will travel to Midland, Mich., for the groundbreaking of the new Dow Kokam advanced battery manufacturing facility.
–David Axelrod said: “This summer will be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with thousands of highly-visible road, bridge, water and other infrastructure projects breaking ground across the country, giving the American people a first-hand look at the Recovery Act in their own backyards and making it crystal clear what the cost would have been of doing nothing. … In the face of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, Republicans in Congress chose to play politics with economic recovery and declared the Recovery Act a failure before it even began. They made a cynical bet that if the President fails, they win. Democrats chose to act by tackling the crisis head-on. Just over a year later, the Recovery Act is putting millions of Americans to work and helping the economy grow again. But our work is far from over.”
Put down the chalice. Step away from the steering wheel. You’re under arrest for repeated flim-flam scams.
“Recovery Summer” dawns with jobless claims rising. These new disturbing numbers are not “unexpected”. In language that even Shrumie can understand “The labor market is not improving.” “Recovery Summer” is just the same old flim-flam publicity stunt Obama, hawking cheap wares that impoverish.
Many Democrats who vote Democratic at the polls automatically went along with the obvious flim flam of Obama Dimocrats. But real Democrats knew all along that Obama is a flim-flam artiste.
“Singer Sophie B. Hawkins told The Hill on Thursday that “America’s being thrown under the bus” by President Barack Obama as he presses forward with his agenda and comes under criticism for his response to the Gulf oil spill.[snip]
The singer campaigned on the trail with Hillary Rodham Clinton during her presidential campaign, and told The Hil [sic] from her tour bus that she “never believed in [Obama’s] philosophy” — which she said runs contrary to her beliefs in “smaller government, smart government, flexible government.”
“I think the writing was on the wall,” Hawkins said. “I honestly couldn’t believe so many people were into him.”
She describes herself as a centrist who’s identified with the Democratic and Green parties, but said even though she’s never been Republican she wouldn’t cross that vote off the list if the right leader came along.”
The arc of Sophie Hawkins politics is one which describes many conflicted Democrats these days. Many Democrats, not friendly in the least to Republican government, recognize that something is very wrong with the Obama Dimocratic Party. “I want the Congress that really is going to listen to the people,” she said. “I really don’t care what party it is anymore.”
When your own political party turns on you and disrespects the primary process in order to gift a grifter with its highest honor and nomination, expect new coalitions to form. With 71% of Americans saying the government’s response to the oil spill is important to their vote, expect new coalitions in November. More about Sophie:
“Hawkins said she attended a Tea Party rally in Santa Monica, Calif., that was “mostly all Democrats.”
“The Tea Parties are only here because people are not listening,” she said.
The singer said she viewed the government’s attitude as “arrogant” and said people are hungry for leaders who will “take us in a direction that’s truly American.”
“Obama may be brilliant, but he’s not a leader,” Hawkins said.
“The lack of leadership on this Gulf issue is so shocking,” she said, adding that while government organization is lacking, the president “should be galvanizing people who voted for him to go to the Gulf and help.”
The growing NObama coalitions will take superficially weird turns to those that do not try to dig deeper and understand that the Democratic Party is dead and the Obama Dimocratic Party is death.
“Stay the course” will not work. There is however a path which we believe will only be open after death, destruction, and doom for Obama Dimocrats this November.
“If you’re keeping score of who is better at getting Democrats elected this cycle, President Obama is 0-for-4 while former president Bill Clinton is golden at 2-for-2.
Last fall’s gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, and this year’s U.S. Senate races in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, proved Obama impotent at influencing voters.[snip]
In an election year full of disconnect between Main Street and Washington, each man symbolizes specific constituencies with different visions of their party.”
Issues effectively don’t matter when you do not trust the carnival barker making the sales pitch. Obama cannot be trusted. So whatever he says must be discounted or viewed with suspicion. It’s like a sick person offered valuable medicine from the trunk of a rusted car. You need to trust not only the wares, but the seller as well. Obama cannot be trusted.
Bill Clinton has an extraordinary history of action and accomplishment. Agree with him or not, be disgusted with his personal behavior or not, but Bill Clinton has a track record which the post November electorate will clamor to return to. Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton represent a different vision than what can be extrapolated from Barack Obama’s self-interested, self-absorbed “vision”. What are the different visions?
“Clinton represents the common-man, blue-collar-worker middle class – those who work hard and play by the rules, who view themselves as fighters who dig in and don’t give up.[snip]
Obama represents the party’s intellectual elite and ideological progressives. [snip]
He represents Democrats who believe in Thomas Frank’s thesis that “there is something the matter with Kansas.” In other words, people in Kansas (read: “mostly rural people”) are not educated enough to understand their own rational self-interest and are too emotionally attached to their guns and their religion.
“That side of the party believes that people on Main Street are kept back by their ignorance and that the job of the Democratic elite is to ‘enlighten’ them as to what would really make their lives better,” Brown explains.
Clinton’s beliefs are quite the opposite, she says, and are similar to what makes Republican Sarah Palin resonate: “He believes that some of America’s greatest wisdom and strongest spirit comes from those people who do wrestle with the joys and hardships of everyday life in ways that the intellectual elite believe are too mundane … to be meaningful.”
Obama’s is the “coastal” part of the party – the secular, educated, wealthier side that, despite its ardent belief in helping others, rests on a noblesse oblige service-ethic towards those less fortunate.
Clinton’s is the “fly-over” part of the party – the religious, hard-working, more middle-class side that believes in pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps with help, not a handout, from government.”
These are complex thoughts. They are complex because they are more about a world-view than about day-to-day “issues”. We wrote about this in our penultimate article of 2009 (“Barack Obama Is Not Qualified To Be President“) in which we summarized the annus horrendus after one year of Obama:
“Barack Obama was not, and is not qualified to be President of the United States. Put aside Obama’s flim-flam history, the thugs he surrounds himself with, his treacheries, his total lack of accomplishments other than self-advancement, his risible résumé, his stinky body odor, the secretiveness of his past, the lack of documentation about earlier periods of his life, drug use, the self-admitted inability to keep a paper in front of him for 2 seconds before losing it, the lies about lost documents from his Chicago legislative office, the grabbing of credit for work others have done, the race-baiting, the woman-hating, the profitable alliances with criminals which even got him a house, the lack of interest in his constituents, the obvious lies when he denies positions he has even affixed his signature to on questionnaires, his lies about being a reformer when he swims in the swamps of Chicago corruption, the ugly church mentor of 20 plus years, his smearing of opponents with sexual or racial slurs, the gay-bashing, the secret deals, the incompetence, the long list of corruptions and boobery… – put all this history we have documented aside. Barack Obama is not qualified to be President because he does not have a world-view which is congruent with reality.” [snip]
To be an American president means having a world view. Hillary Clinton has a world-view. Hillary Clinton mocked Obama in her insightful “celestial choirs” speech. Hillary Clinton mocked Obama about his foolish “no preconditions, in the first year, anywhere, anytime” meetings with America’s enemies. Hillary Clinton mocked Obama as “naive”. Hillary Clinton was saying that Obama did not know or understand how the world works. Hillary Clinton was saying that Obama’s world view was not congruent with reality. Hillary Clinton has been proved right.
After the primary campaigns and the general election of 2008 Obama Hopium Guzzlers reacted with scorn because we at Big Pink and many other websites had not disappeared into the rabbit hole of history taking with us the institutional memory of who Obama is. We have not gone away and will not go away.
Equally, Big Media and other Hopium Guzzlers assumed that Hillary Clinton had been put in a box and Bill Clinton would wither and go away and take us with them. But like us, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are fighters who do not give up. If there is an multi-dimensional chess player it is Bill Clinton who along with Hillary Clinton means to rescue us even if that means skating at the very edge of what is politically possible:
“If Obama passes off to Clinton the job of helping Democrats in the midterm elections (either because he is too busy or too unpopular in certain districts), then those Democrats may not be so willing to help him in 2012.
“Obama is eventually hurting Obama by employing Clinton to be his partisan wrangler in this election,” Brown said.
Clinton, however, doesn’t lose a thing: The more he helps Democrats, and the more successful they are, the more they will carry on his vision and his political legacy.”
The fight is not over. We have not yet begun to fight.