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Obama must be drinking his own Kool-aid

Another victory like this, and we’re done for” – Pyrrus


Jake Tapper:

Huh? President Obama Tells Volunteers That In Midterms “You Guys Turned ‘Yes We Can’ Into ‘Yes We Did’

Members of Organizing for America – the president’s former campaign committee – received a text message today asking them to call 888-206-1431 “to hear a special message from President Obama.”

In the recorded message, the president says, “Thank you for the tireless work, you guys organized the single largest midterm election effort in this history of our party…You turned ‘Yes We Can’ into ‘Yes We Did.’”

“You didn’t sit this one out even when all the pundits said it was hopeless and because of that we are stronger,” the president said.

What the fuck? What part of “major ass-whipping” doesn’t he understand?

Considering that President Obama himself called the election “a shellacking,” with Democrats losing control of the House of Representatives, six Senate seats, 20 state legislatures, one might be forgiven for wondering exactly he thinks his volunteers did – other than valiantly trying but failing to get enough voters to the polls.

“This was about the volunteer effort, not the election result,” said Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse. “The party made 86 million voter contacts, we had staff or volunteers in 435 congressional districts, we raised and spent more money than ever in a midterm, we had the lergest midterm field effort ever, we ran or staffed virtually all the coordinated campaigns in all the key states.”

As ABC News Polling Director Gary Langer has pointed out, according to exit polls, 29 million Obama voters from 2008 didn’t show up to vote in the midterms.

“Thirteen percent of Obama voters defected to Republicans for Congress,” Langer noted.

Women – who won women voters by 13 points in 2008 — voted 49-48 percent for Democratic vs. Republican House candidate — the best for Republicans among women in national House vote in exit polls since 1982.”

In terms of party self-identification, Democrats went to the polls in 2008 with a seven point advantage in 2008, 40-33% over Republicans. This year it was 36-36 percent.

Swing-voting independents went for Obama by 8 points in 2008; this year they favored Republicans for the House 55-39 percent – the Republicans’ biggest win among independents in exit polls since 1982.

Young voters, in particular, were a disaster this year. Eighteen-to-29 year olds comprised 18% of the electorate in 2008 and only 12 percent earlier this month.

I guess in fairness I should point out that the message was intended for Obama’s Kool-aid zombies loyal followers and it’s well established that they will believe ANYTHING.

But it’s still one of the stupidest things Obama has ever said, and he’s said lots of stupid shit.

So much for the “smartest president ever.”

“I haven’t seen a beatin’ like that since somebody stuck a banana in my pants and turned a monkey loose” – Cousin Eddie/Randy Quaid

9 Responses

  1. Well, it does fit perfectly with the Obama governing philosophy — results? who gives a rat’s *ss about results? It’s all about the level of adoration per fan. And I bet that hasn’t changed.

  2. The scary part is that the O-bots will high five each other because they got some love from Teh One.

  3. This is getting more bizarre by the day!

  4. So why does everyone keep calling him brilliant? He reads other people’s speeches poorly, cribbed off HRC for every debate, and is obviously in way over his head. We haven’t seen a single school record. Where is this so-called brilliance in evidence?

    $#!% Joe Biden Says

    Do you think the perception of the president as aloof and not caring is a bad rap?
    I really do. Look, one of the things I’ve never been accused of is not caring about people. And so I think I’m a pretty good judge of folks who are. I watch this guy; I have lunch with him every single week. We sit for an hour alone, and there’s nothing on our agenda, just the two of us. I spend—when we’re both in town? I spend three, five, six hours a day with him, I mean literally.

    So what is it?
    I think what it is, is he’s so brilliant. He is an intellectual. And the president, in a strange way, has more faith in the American people than about anybody I know. He sits there and says, “Look, we just tell ’em. Just tell them.” It’s almost kind of a blind faith. You know, when someone will say to him, “Well, look, Mr. President, you really oughta do it this way.” [He says] “No. The American people get this. Just tell them. Just go out there and do the right thing.” I don’t want to—I’m not making him—he’s not a moralizer. But he’s just… Look, think about the guy. This is an African-American who had a Caucasian mother, raised in a Caucasian neighborhood by Caucasian grandparents. Talk about a guy who knows what it’s like. This is a guy who gets it. This is a guy, for example, when we were talking about making compromises on health care just to get it done, he said, “Look, this is an historic opportunity. What about all those poor whites? What about all those black men who are gonna be left out? No, this is it.” He has a great expression. He says—and the reason why I’m confident we’ll be reelected—he says, “Look, I always joke, I always wanted to be a former president. If it has to be in four years, so be it. As long as we do the right thing.”

    You said earlier that Obama knew, before the election, that he could never meet the expectations.
    Yeah. I mean, the expectations were sooo inordinately high. But I think, in a sense—and this is gonna sound strange to you, probably—that the expectations of the press were higher than the people’s expectations. Because here comes this guy who is, you know, handsome, smart, athletic, ran an incredible campaign. This guy’s got a backbone like a ramrod, a brain bigger than his skull, and a heart that just keeps beatin’. And so the press saw that, too.

    I don’t think you’ll find any Republican or Democrat, scholar or student, who’ll tell you that he didn’t accomplish more in the first two years than about anybody since Franklin Roosevelt. The only disagreement is, Republicans will say he accomplished too much of the wrong thing. And some on the left say he accomplished mostly good things but not enough of it. The truth of the matter is that I think the American people know where this guy’s heart is.

    My dad used to have an expression. He used to say, “Joey, never complain and never explain.” That’s what I like about Barack Obama.


  5. I did a spit take on that first quote. That’s funny as hell. Well, this nightmare turns out to have a silver: endless laughs. He’s the funniest president evah!!

  6. He still thinks if he markets his message, that will override reality.

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