The fiscal year ends tonight and the horror numbers are too many to total. It’s a new year in D.C. tomorrow too as Rahm Emanuel scurries down the rope tied to the dock and leaves the sinking Titanic. A new poll from Gallup, headlined on DrudgeReport, signals the long year of 2012 presidential politics has also begun.
The Gallup poll is noteworthy simply because it exists. The numbers in the poll are not entirely irrelevant but what matters is that the once crazy idea of a Democratic nomination fight is rapidly becoming conventional wisdom.
“While we don’t think Hillary Clinton will directly challenge Obama for the nomination in 2012, we do think it is the job of sensible Democrats and smart Hillary supporting websites to drive Obama from the 2012 race. It is also the job for American citizens who care about the country.”
Our job just became easier because now Gallup is fielding polls questioning the once unquestionable. This unexpected poll reflects to a large extent the vast majority of Democrats and Obama Dimocrats who refuse to believe there will be a Republican death dealing wave this November.
After November’s elections the numbers will shift. Democrats who vote the Democratic line automatically and Democrats who think all is well and that the problem is a bunch of unrepresentative “teabaggers” and hysterical Glenn Beck fans will have to face the destruction after the wave hits. The “unthinkable” will become the “must do”.
“If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were to challenge President Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2012, she would currently have the support of 37% of Democrats nationally, while 52% would support Obama.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” host David Gregory on Sept. 5 raised the possibility that Clinton might renew her battle against Obama for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, asking outside White House adviser David Plouffe, “Do you envision a primary challenge from another Democrat in 2012 against this president?” Gregory then asked more specifically, “Do you — can you rule out, based on actual information, that Secretary of State Clinton would not pursue the presidency again, would not challenge President Obama?” [snip]
Obama’s strengths among Democrats in the hypothetical matchup with Clinton lie with college graduates and liberals, the latter of whom make up about 36% of this sample of 859 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. Clinton does better among less well-educated Democrats and bests Obama among conservatives, who make up 22% of Democrats. Clinton does slightly better among women than among men.”
That 37% of Democrats already are prepared to dump Barack Obama for a supposed “unthinkable” alternative is rather astounding. After the elections in November which will strip away the last illusions that Obama is popular and the future of the party lies with him, reality will have to be faced. If reality is ignored then there will be further election cycles larded with defeat after defeat. If Democrats refuse to face the need to appeal to Independents and to win back the former base, such as senior citizens, the defeats will be across the board and unrelenting in future election cycles.
“Even though most observers assume Obama will run for re-election, from time to time he has said he would be content to be a one-term president if he accomplished his goals. There is also the very real question of whether Clinton, or any other Democrat, will mount a challenge to Obama as 2012 approaches. That decision will in turn depend in part on Obama’s perceived strengths and job approval ratings next year. These data show that conservative Democrats are the least likely to support Obama when Clinton is his hypothetical opponent, suggesting that Obama may be most vulnerable to a possible challenge from that wing of his party.”
Conservative Democrats are the canary in the Independent vote mine. Hillary Clinton can appeal to the Independents that Obama has irretrievably lost. That the Left and African-American voters have a strong grip on the nomination process is without question. But as with what happened after the George McGovern loss in 1972, unless reality and sanity prevail post November, the defeats will keep on coming. Solution: Hillary. Tactic: drive Obama into Lyndon Johnson retirement and a life of golf and Rezko housing.
The Obama health scams which were supposed to cement victories for Obama supporters is now a menace as the consequences of the scam catch up with the flim-flam. The massive waste of money continues with crazed demands to change lettering on street signs at the cost of millions. Even the children of the corn have lost HOPE.
Politico headlined the Gallup poll with ominous words: “Poll: Support for Clinton in 2012”. Yesterday, DrudgeReport headlined: HILLARY HORROR: ‘DEMON’ PHOTO MOVED ON WIRE. The two headlines tell us that the “unthinkable” is now thinkable and that the opposition will be fierce.
Unlike naive Obama and his supporters who were “gobsmacked” when the celestial choirs did not sing and the Republicans did their job of opposition, Hillary supporters are not naive and we are well aware of the difficulties. Barack Obama, concerned about his personal “brand”, has driven the “D” brand into the ground and it is very possible that no one can resurrect the Democratic Party and bring victory in the next two election cycles to such an undeserving corrupt bunch, not even Hillary.
Whatever happens in the now thinkable, it is clear that for the good of the country Barack Obama and his minions and Big Blog Boys must be driven from a leading role in the life of the nation. Michael Wolffe asks “What Do We Do With Barack Obama?“:
“Who likes the president?
Rich Democrats aren’t coughing up anymore, the Times reports. The Goldman Sachs crowd has dropped him cold.
His inside circle can’t seem to get out of the White House fast enough.
Approval ratings suck.
Other Democratic politicians don’t want him on the campaign trail.
Black people have, apparently, soured on him, too.
The people in the backyards he’s visiting don’t seem very happy about having them in their backyards.
Obviously anybody the least right-of-center finds him anathema.
Who’s left? There is a block, but they seem stoic, dug in, anti-Fox. And you certainly don’t hear much of a passionate defense from them anymore.
The answer is that nobody likes him as much as they did, or as much as they thought they would, or even as much as they thought they should.“
Poor Obama, poor Obami. Shorter Wolffe: Obama Stinks!
What to do with Barack Obama?:
“At this moment, we have a largely unrecognizable figure in the White House. The weirdly continuing questions about his birth place and religion may be not so much a slur as a demented metaphor for his real lack of identity—and friends.
There’s a guilty sense, too. People are edging away from him because they now feel they got it so wrong. It’s buyer’s remorse with recrimination—self-recrimination.
How did everybody get it so wrong is a question many people seem to be asking themselves—not least of all these people slinking out of the White House.
It is not just that he has turned out to be something different. In fact, reasonably, he isn’t that different. The more powerful sense of remorse or at least sheepishness may come from people now asking themselves how and why they came to think of him as different than he was. More confounding, they may not really now be able to remember just who exactly they thought he was.
So to refocus the story: Some mass misperception put Barack Obama in the White House and now nobody knows what to do with him.
Can there be a more awkward situation?”
“Some mass misperception put Barack Obama in the White House and now nobody knows what to do with him.” That “mass misperception” was Big Media lies and propaganda. That “mass misperception” was the “leadership” that forced Obama down the throat of the Democratic Party even as in election after election the will of rank and file Democrats expressed itself in 40 point margins of defeat against Obama.
What to do with Barack Obama?
Answer: Obama Stinks! B.O. Has Got To Go! Can there be a more obvious solution?
Happy New Year!