There’s really only one question left after the midterm elections: Will Democrats who are rapidly joining the Detox Party win or will Obama Dimocrats win?
Obama Dimocrats are fighting to continue their serpentine grip on the Dimocratic Party – that is what the Nancy Pelousy fight is all about. It does not make sense to have an extremely unpopular leader in the Senate (Harry Reid) and an even more unpopular leader in the House of Representatives (Nancy Pelosi). Nancy Pelousy in particular forced votes on House members which killed them (such as Cap and Trade). She is guilty of losing the House majority because she pushed very bad legislation. Instead of dumping her Obama Dimocrats need to keep her in position to retain power.
The idiot left of the “creative class” are so stupid (yup, we mean the DailyKooks via Haiku Bowers) they are supporting the very structure that has repeatedly spat at them. The “logic” these “creative class”, very well educated but supremely stupid, clowns employ is that Nancy is a “true progressive” and they must fight for her. Putting aside the health scam legislation which betrayed the pro-choice community and any chance of real health care reform (in favor of Big PhaRma and Big Insurance profits), why bother supporting an establishment that has repeatedly spit on you? The NothingLeft “creative class” types are so debased that all they have left is a strategy to support the establishment which has so utterly failed them.
Michael Tomasky, a once reliable voice for sanity who became an Obama apologist of the first order, is in Detox mode:
“What matters is, you lose 65 seats, you resign. Period. There should not be a question.”
Contrast the “creative class” idiots with the many women and men who are Tea Party activists. Instead of celebrating the election of the Republican establishment the Tea Party activists are issuing warnings and threats. Those elected as Tea Party candidates are likewise full of warnings.
Marco Rubio who will be on the 2012 Republican ticket (he is in Israel today to quickly ramp up for his 2012 run) was selected to respond to Barack Obama on Saturday on behalf of the Republican Party. Rubio did not celebrate, he issued a word of thanks to the electorate and a warning to the Republican Party to not squander the “second chance” they have been given.
Marco Rubio will be on the Republican national ticket in 2012. There is no doubt about that. Politico signals that obvious fact today with an article on the Latino vote and 2012:
“Hispanic voters saved the Democratic Party Tuesday – buoying Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, keeping California blue, playing an outsized role in preserving the party’s Senate majority and demonstrating a partisan loyalty Democrats didn’t exactly earn in two years of inaction on immigration policy.
But that support is anything but certain for 2012 and both parties face difficult and immediate choices when it comes to the Latino vote as they position themselves for the presidential election. [snip]
An election eve poll conducted by Latino Decisions found Hispanics weren’t nearly as motivated to vote Democratic as they were to show solidarity with the Latino community. Forty-seven percent of Latinos in eight key states told the pollsters they voted to “represent and support” Hispanics, 31 percent to support Democrats and 12 percent to back Republicans. [snip]
With new, high-profile Hispanic leaders like Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, the party is ripe, they say, for a rebranding based on Democratic failures.”
Rubio on a national ticket solves a problem for Republicans that Obama/Biden does not solve – and Biden is not the problem. The problem is and will be Barack Obama.
Latinos were not part of the Obama “situation comedy” coalition. Neither were gays. Gay-Americans increasingly aware of an evolving Republican understanding of gay issues (Ann Coulter calls herself “Judy Garland” on gay issues and Log Cabin Republicans win legal battles on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell while Obama fights them in court) are also walking away from the Obama Dimocrats:
“Gay men, lesbians and bisexuals who self-identified to exit pollsters made up 3 percent of those casting ballots in House races on Tuesday, and 31 percent of them voted Republican. By itself, that number is amazing, especially when you consider that way too many people think being gay and voting Democratic are one in the same. But that percentage is ominous news for a White House viewed with suspicion by many gay men and lesbians, because that’s four percentage points higher than the change election of 2008.”
Gay basher Obama is the problem in 2012 on this issue as well.
Obama Dimocrats, as they circle their battered wagons around Nancy Pelousy, answer that their “situation comedy” voters did not come out in 2010 because Obama was not on the ballot. Obama Dimocrats argue that things will be different in 2012 when their celebrity idol comes back in fashion (are beanie babies next? pet rocks? Bobby Sherman? Pokeman? mood rings? MC Hammer? Vanilla Ice?) and on the ballot. This argument is one that the Detox Party, particularly elected officials will not accept as valid.
The Dump Obama Detox Party realizes that in 2012 the stakes will be even higher than in 2010. Elected officials know that in 2012 it is their necks that will be chopped and that is why many will join the Dump Obama Detox Party:
“At first glance, the 2012 election looks likely to be a very good one for Republicans. Democrats must defend 23 seats while there are just 10 GOP seats up for grabs.
And, it’s not just raw numbers that make the cycle daunting for Democrats — it’s where the races are taking place. In addition to Nelson, who represents a state where President Obama won just 42 percent in 2008, Democrats will have to defend seats in Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, North Dakota, Montana and Virginia — not exactly the friendliest of states for their side at the moment.”
Call them the Detox 23. Even Claire McCaskill’s dimwitted children won’t be advocating for close ties to Obama in 2012. [McCaskill is #1 to defeat on our immutable List“.]
The Detox 23 along with the Dump Obama Detox Party will listen to Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink. Sink had many problems (like the cheating in the debate) but Sink says “Obama’s The One” – to blame:
“Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink pointed an accusatory finger Friday at what she called a “tone-deaf” Obama White House to explain why she narrowly lost her campaign.
In an interview with POLITICO, Sink said the administration mishandled the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, doesn’t appreciate the political damage done by healthcare reform and argued that her GOP opponent’s strategy of tying her to the president did grave damage to her candidacy in the state’s conservative Panhandle.
“They got a huge wake-up call two days ago, but unfortunately they took a lot of Democrats down with them,” said Sink of the White House.”
It was the Obama stink that sunk Sink.
Michael Bloomberg, via Rupert Murdoch, knows what Sink was up against. Multi-billionaires Bloomberg and Murdoch certainly have known their fair share of arrogant men and women. But Obama is something else:
“(ABC News) –You may recall that during President Obama’s vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, on August 27 he took in a round of golf at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, playing golf with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Democratic lawyer, business man and éminence grise Vernon Jordan; and White House trip director (and former golf pro) Marvin Nicholson.
The pool report at the time said that “We are told Bloomberg and Obama talked in the clubhouse for about 15 mins about the economy. They then went to the driving range.”
Apparently – at least from a second-hand report – the Obama-Bloomberg convo could have gone better.
In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, conservative media magnate Rupert Murdoch says ”Bloomberg said it was a pleasant day. In conversation he put a few ideas … He said it was like verbal ping pong.”
Bloomberg, according to Murdoch, “came back and said ‘I never met in my life such an arrogant man’.”
It’s so bad in Obama Hopium dens that the word is out: “Don’t wait, Dump Obama Now“. The latest Detoxer is Bob Kerrey:
“Why not? Zeus would clearly rather be out doing the stuff he’s good at, like campaigning or playing golf or cooking up increasingly complex metaphors involving cars and Slurpees to explain the American political landscape. As Will Smith once said, “Barack Obama as a person is a fantastic individual, but Barack Obama as an idea marks an evolutionary flash point for humanity.” Let him go be an “idea” while someone else deals with the bricks-and-mortar stuff.
It’s not like that’s what we elect presidents to do, right?
The country’s chief executive officer needs a chief operating officer to run the day-to-day government, to cut through budget battles, political fiefdoms, parochialism and inertia to assist the president in keeping this country moving. Let the president’s chief of staff manage the White House – an enormous responsibility in itself. We need a chief operating officer to manage everything else…
Several recent examples of government action and inaction underscore the need for a COO. Few would dispute that the Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to perform during the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and that the Minerals Management Service fell far short of its mission leading up to the Deepwater Horizon crisis this year. The COO would be responsible for ensuring that such situations do not happen again…
The choice of the first COO will be critical for the future of the office, much as the selection of the first president shaped that office for our nation. Fortunately, an ideal candidate comes to mind: New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. He is a man of well-documented business savvy who has also exhibited an ability to apply private-sector know-how to a diverse government enterprise. He has experience with public budgets and managing private-sector payrolls. His political status as an independent makes him uniquely nonpartisan in an age of vicious factions.
President Obama has the authority to create the position of COO within the executive branch, but he should consult with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders and ask their support for legislation to create a statutory position that would remain after he left office, much like that of the chairman of the Federal Reserve or the secretary of the Treasury.
The fact that Kerrey and his co-authors are suggesting procedural means for Obama to create this position makes me think that they’re really, truly serious about this inane idea and not just floating it as a conceptual critique of the size and inefficiency of government. In fact, what this really is — whether they know it or not — is a “Bloomberg for president” piece filtered through Kerrey’s loyalty to his party. He doesn’t want to endorse a third-party run by Bloomy against The One, so instead we get this tortured power-sharing proposal premised on the belief that Obama is simply not up to the tasks of his job the way Bloomberg would be. Frankly, I think it’s more patronizing/insulting to Obama to float something like this than to endorse another candidate outright.”
Everyone is sounding like Big Pink these days. Obama is not qualified for the job. The disagreement is on who to replace the boob. We think we are right in our candidate selection. In February of 2009 we wrote:
“The only sweet sounds Obama could emit that would make the markets and the world rejoice is that Hillary will continue to Save the World and Bill Clinton will run the economy and all domestic programs.”
No stranger to arrogance, another Obama Hopium Guzzler declares his love for Obama is over. Mort Zuckerman says it’s America’s love affair with Obama that is over, which is true, but Mort is really, really, speaking for himself in Detox Party mode:
“Mort Zuckerman: America’s Love Affair With Obama Is Over
The administration is running out of time to lower unemployment and fix the economy
It was the worst of times for the Democrats and the best of times for the Republicans—almost. The GOP did not succeed in capturing the Senate, or dethroning the Democratic leader, but with an energy boost from the Tea Party movement it certainly reflected the anger and dismay of voters who see their country foundering at home and abroad.
The results represent a sharp rebuke to President Obama, who interpreted his 2008 “vote for change” as a mandate for changing everything and all at once. Right from the start, he got his priorities badly wrong, sacrificing the need to help create jobs in favor of his determination to pass Obamacare. It was the state of the economy that demanded genius and concentration, and it just did not get it. The president will now have to respond to public anger, not with anger management and, not, please God, with still more rhetoric. The unusually revealing exit polls spell it all out—how he re-energized the Republican Party, lost the independent center, and failed to overcome the widespread sense that the country is heading in the wrong direction. [snip]
Independents and women fled the Democrats; among white women, no less than 57 percent chose the GOP. [snip]
It is apparent that Obama didn’t seem to have understood the problems of the average American.”
Oh Mort where was thy sting when it came time to vet Obama with your Big Media publications? Oh Mort where was your understanding of the problems of the average American when it counted in 2008?
“He came across as a young man in a grown-up’s game—impressive but not presidential. A politician but not a leader, managing American policy at home and American power abroad with disturbing amateurishness. Indeed, there was a growing perception of the inability to run the machinery of government and to find the right people to manage it. A man who was once seen as a talented and even charismatic rhetorician is now seen as lacking real experience or even the ability to stop America’s decline. “Yes we can,” he once said, but now America asks, “Can he?”
The last two years have exposed to the public the risk that came with voting an inexperienced politician into office at a time when there was a crisis in America’s economy, as the nation contended with a financial freeze, a painful recession, and two wars. [snip]
No great speech is going to change the fundamental fact that millions of people are either jobless or underemployed at a time when only a quarter of the American population describes the job market as good.
Why did Obama put his health plan so far ahead of the economy? To do what the Clintons couldn’t? [snip]
Then he accepted the lopsided bills that emerged and the political corruption that accompanied them—the very processes he condemned during his campaign and that are so much distrusted by a broad section of the American public.”
Clue for Mort: Obama is from the Corrupt Chicago machine. What did Mort expect when he extolled a corrupt boob?
Remember when we asked “Hope for what? Change to what?” Mort answers us much too late, with this:
“When lawmakers had no time to even read the bills, it gave the impression that what was important was passing anything, no matter how ineffectual. Obama had promised he would change “politics as usual.” He changed it all right, but for the worse.”
Those still on the Hopium, those joining the Detox Party must know this is what faces all Obama supporters in 2012:
“Today the polls indicate that the president has reached a point where a majority of Americans have no confidence, or just some, that he will make the right decisions for the country. There isn’t a single critical problem on which the president has a positive rating. It didn’t help when he kept on and on asserting that he had inherited a terrible situation from the Bush administration. Yes, enough, and sir, the country elected you to solve problems, not to complain about them.
It did not help that the administration had completely lost the support of the business community, where virtually no one has a good word to say about the administration and where there is no go-to, high-level businessman in Obama’s inner circle. [snip]
Obama’s job approval rating has fallen well below 50 percent overall, but the numbers are lower among whites and even lower among working-class whites, whose revolt may be the defining characteristic of 2010 (counting even more than the rise of the mostly white and affluent Tea Party movement). These were the famous “Reagan Democrats.” They felt that the economy was collapsing around them and that their president was out of touch. In addition, as those exit polls confirm, Democrats have for some time been losing vast pieces of their core constituencies among women, independents, college graduates, and the elderly“
Oh Mort, what silent grave were you in when we wrote that years ago?
In 2012 it’s either Dump Obama or greater defeats and disasters and even more doom and destruction:
“The public disillusionment has now hardened. In a Quinnipiac poll this summer, only 28 percent of white voters said they would back Obama for a second term if the election were held then. Still, those results do not mean the public will go Republican next time. It depends on the candidate and the party. [snip]
The love affair with Obama is over.”
Mort’s love affair with Obama is over. The Esquire love affair with Obama is over. The American people are sick of Obama. Only the Hopium Guzzlers still Hope that Obama can Change.
The Detox Party is on the rise. The Hope now for Obama Hopium Guzzlers is to kill the baby in the crib. But that baby is growing stronger every day, baby.