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ORLY?

we-told-you-so1

Over at Hullabaloo d-day sez:

It seems to me that the Obama team let their foot off of the accelerator. There was a lot of talk during the transition about how economists and elites of all political ideologies knew something major had to be done, and they must have thought they would just coast to a quick victory on this plan.

[…]

You have to do more than win an election. You have to win the argument. You have to tell people why your ideas are more worthy of their vote than the opponent’s ideas.

But he gave a speech!  Didja check his website?

Hope!  Change!

20 Responses

  1. teevee told them to vote for him, how can teevee be wrong?
    And speaking of TV, a public service announcement: you still have time!
    http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/digital-tv-switch-is-delayed-to-june/

  2. LOL edge! love the cartoon is it the new yorker?

  3. I will be attending a republican meeting to feel it out. Speaking to someone at the Republican headquarters yesterday, I was told that two other people that had voted for obama were already giving up on him and coming to the meeting.

  4. ORLY? some folks dont know the term Myiq2xu

  5. ORLY? some folks dont know the term Myiq2xu

    Oh really?

  6. He didn’t win many arguments in any of the 18 debates and he still got to be president so why should he start now?

  7. myiq2xu: really. What does it mean?

  8. myiq2xu: really. What does it mean?

    Oh really?

  9. Love the logo with the melting “Pepsi” ball.

  10. I remember Hullabbbbbloooy. It’s a blog or something. Is that another one that got sucked into Obama Fantasy like FireDog?

  11. churl:

    Digby resisted openly slurping the Kool-aid until Hillary suspended her campaign, then she dove headfirst into the punchbowl.

  12. I’d say Digby lost credibility around August 2008 (though I never really read her before then – never found her writing as easy to follow as Anglachel and Riverdaughter). This is to refresh your memory on Digby’s head exploding over all of the “r@cism”:

    http://polculture.blogspot.com/2008/08/politics-wednesday-what-digby-said.html

    http://anglachelg.blogspot.com/2008/08/barking-up-wrong-tree.html

  13. Obot heads are in slow boil on blogger stovetops everywhere. (Damn, that’s a twisted-up metaphor, ain’t it? Well, I’m keeping it.) I am taking great glee in seeing all the hopey-changey turn to bitter disappointment. Over at Talk Left, BTD (who was always Obama-skeptic even when he supported him) has been having a field day with the few remaining Obamanauts who dare to venture into his threads…(I still like TL as long as you stay out of Jeralyn’s All-Obama-Worship-All-the-Time threads.)

    And in Digby’s comments threads, the disappointment is palpable. Used to be the Obamazoids way outnumbered the Nobamas there but now the worm has turned. Even at the Great Satanic Cheeto there is dissension in the ranks…the rumblings of faint rebellion.

    Dear, dear Obamabots. Are you feeling perhaps just a little…just a tad…just a dot…bitter maybe?

  14. DancingOpossum: I am very concerned about the country and our citizens including my friends and family. But I can’t help but be satisfied that everything we said turned out to be true. Even those critical of Obama wanted to distance themselves from PUMA back in September and October. I’m glad to see many of them coming back into the fold or at least acknowledging that we are still here and are more sane than the Obots last year calling us deranged and r@cist.

    Yes, there were many here who voted for McCain as a protest vote, not that it really mattered because many of us live in solidly blue states that we knew were going to Obama anyway. What matters is that we were the only ones who ultimately held Obama’s feet to the fire and called him out on his bullsh*t. We are the ones fighting for women’s rights and we are the ones agreeing with liberal economists like Paul Krugman while the Obots now side with the likes of misogynist Larry Summers, gay bashers, and anti-Social Security Republicans. In the end, did it really matter who any of us voted for? We still got a Republican in the office.

    After 8 years of Bush, the Democratic Party still managed to screw themselves over. I’ve given up on the Democrats and will continue to associate with PUMA until I find an FDR Democrat that I can wholeheartedly support. Those who believe the U.S. economy can still be saved and think that Obama is still the party’s savior can continue to bash us, call us r@cists, and sit the feet of their messiah. I’m through with this bullsh*t.

  15. “You have to do more than win an election. You have to win the argument. You have to tell people why your ideas are more worthy of their vote than the opponent’s ideas.”

    Exactly.

    BO sez we have to support his bill because “I won”.

    He never had a plan.

  16. Orly is the name of a nice airport outside of Paris, but I don’t know why IQ keeps invoking it here.

  17. What do you mean “He never had a plan”. HOPE was/is/will be the plan. Check the website.

  18. a. lee – right. Hope that he could come up with a plan.

    3 Wickets – That was the only thing I could think of Orly airport. Was pretty sure that was not what he meant, though. ha. ha.

  19. Hillary never went through the “kool-aid punchbowl”. She simply did and does what a decent dedicated hardworking Civil Servant does. She works hard at her assignment–whatever Luck hands her and her treasonous misogynist bunch of pseudo-Democratic pigs her party threw at her. You insist on blaming her for doing the best job IN THE TREASONOUS CIRCUMSTANCES handed her, eh! great judgment you have

  20. Hillary never went through the “kool-aid punchbowl”.

    I didn’t say she did.

    Digby, on the other hand . . .

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