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Barack O’Baby

Hoo boy! Did this article ever get on my tits.

“I took a different path. And as Michelle reminds me, ‘You volunteered for this thing’.”

Poor baby.

That’s a weird tic. Is that a weird tic? Talking so much about how Michelle fusses at him? I guess the other presidents mentioned their wives a lot, but Michelle always plays the part of the Presidential Scolder in Chief.

She must be riding up on him like somebody else’s thong.

Oh, but the best is right at the end. When asked if he considered not running again, he said “no”:

“Not because our quality of life might not be better if I were not president. Not because Michelle is so enamoured with me being president. But because we both think that what we’re doing is really important for a lot of people”

Seriously. His quality of life. Really, he’s gritting his teeth and enduring the fleet of jets and the military escort and the staff and the house and the golf and the dinners and the little tune they play just for him when he walks into a room. And he’s doing it for us.

God, what a time to have a rotten Republican field.


Comment from Mojo
Time: December 15, 2011, 11:58 pm

Yeah, he doesn’t dare NOT run – M’chelle would ream him a new one. Never mind that he’s totally unsuited for the job and handles it about as well as Andrew Johnson…

Comment from Deborah
Time: December 16, 2011, 1:39 am

I have a terrible case of the steadily depressing, low-down mind bending, primary votin’ blues.

Comment from Sven in Colorado
Time: December 16, 2011, 1:40 am


What a pathetic plea for votes. The silverback gorilla has put his arse in a sling, locked up his Johnson in a the 21st century equivalent of an iron maiden chast-itty belt…. AND prolly told the troll of a corksucker that he better pack up his shit and git ready to move, cause she ain’t being here no mo!!!! She be done with this honky bullshit! …all these motherfooking whiteys making fun o’ my ass and catchin’ me scratchin’ my jellyroll.
…….(crickets)……….AND, hey you… jug ears!!! whut’zall this about some de-e-eranged messican shooting at MY chillun…you no good half-breed mo-ther-fu-k-k-er!

…….And the rant goes on in the night.


I can only imagine the dysfunctional family dialog that takes place behind closed doors.

Comment from Oceania
Time: December 16, 2011, 2:42 am

A white mother who was morally defective and a father an unknown sub-human black man?

And a mongrel runs your country. Well done!

Comment from Pablo
Time: December 16, 2011, 2:43 am

It’s a miracle that he puts up with us, isn’t it?

Comment from Allen
Time: December 16, 2011, 2:53 am

Is that a triple negative? Not because… might not.. if not. Well, I do suppose three right turns effectively makes a left turn. That is if you don’t mind which street you’re on.

Except in England, what with your roundabouts. Three times round puts you in Kent?


Comment from Veeshir
Time: December 16, 2011, 3:18 am

what a time to have a rotten Republican field.

That’s been the default for some 40 years so far as I can recall.
1980 and 1984 were the only times when we haven’t had a rotten Republican field in my life.
And 1980 was only not rotten because there was one shining light in that race, the rest were…ummmmm…. suboptimal.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: December 16, 2011, 3:38 am

Veeshir: Well, yeah–I feel your pain. I mean. . .when was the last time we didn’t have a rotten /Democratic/ field? I’d say “1978,” but I know that would likely evoke a response that would divert attention from my real point, which is that the current process of selecting presidential candidates pretty much guarantees that the field from which /either/ party picks will be lacklustre at best.

I have no idea how we could do it better, and to be honest I’m sufficiently cynical to believe that /no/ system of political selection can work. But that doesn’t stop me from musing about what might be done differently.

Comment from beasn
Time: December 16, 2011, 4:00 am

Even the rotten republican field is ten tons better than this fool.

A ham sammich is ten tons better.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 16, 2011, 5:09 am

I have been trying to steel myself to tolerate the idea of Romney as President, and although indifferent to him think that I could stomach that,albeit with some indigestion.

The idea of President ‘Newt’, however makes me nauseous. I just can’t get past his past. I don’t give a damn about his infidelities to his wife, but I do have concerns about his infidelity to consistency in thought. I heard an interview today with an author who wrote a book about the years when Newt was Speaker and Clinton was President. The author said that although Newt has a tendency to say outrageous things for political purposes (and attention), he was actually considered by the Clinton White House and Congress as someone with whom you could accomplish things. The author also warned said though that Newt has no ideology other than what plays to his political advantage.

In an effort to put the best possible spin on a stomach-wrenching possibility, I have been musing about Winston Churchill. He was, if I recall, in a variety of important government posts during World War I, and more than slightly unpopular at the time. He then spent nearly the next 20 years, if not in exile, at least on the back benches. As is Gingrich, he was a gadfly with some great ideas (the first tanks, burying the big coastal guns after the war to save them for the war he knew would come someday) and some disasters (The Gallipoli Campaign).

Still, he was the right man for the times when World War II began. I don’t know the details of the politics of the day, but I am confident that there were many people with long memories and good reason who groaned “Oh Christ!” or words to that effect when he became Prime Minister.

I have often joked that after WWI the British put Sir Winston away in a tool box and carefully double locked it, and then smiled in relief. However, when the Germans annoyed them enough they responded with “Well, Chaps, you’ve asked for it” and, donning heavy gloves and a clothespin for the nose, unlocked the box to sic him on the Huns. After the war, they very quickly stuffed him back in the box- triple-locked this time.

Could it be that, like Churchill, Newt could rise to the occasion?

What’s the old song?

Don’t look for hero’s in the daylight;
Don’t look for hero’s in the sun;
They will come by night – right before the fight
Comin’ out of nowhere on the run”

But still, Newt? Really?

Now where’s that scotch. There must be one more drink left.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: December 16, 2011, 5:13 am

We should be able to do better than this, we need to do better, in order to stay afloat, but I’m afraid we are so screwed. Train wreck in progress…

Comment from beasn
Time: December 16, 2011, 5:56 am

…geez, that’s the spirit. Give up before you hold whoever’s feet to the fire.

Romney’s ‘past’ sucks in his continuous defense of the healthcare takeover in his state. The single most interference/attack on liberty. Shit, forget about ‘stay out of my bedroom or uterus’ – stay the frak out of my uterus/colon/bank acct. etc..etc
Compared to that disaster, what has Newt done?

And what is wrong with Bachman and Santorum?

Democrats put all kinds of insane assholes up, circle the wagon, win, and inflict their ideology down our throats.

Comment from sandman says \”nothing to see here.\”
Time: December 16, 2011, 9:47 am

Isnt Newt a Dem? He sure talks and acts that way. Same same on Mitt. I guess both are better than Hobama but so is Screech. Not much shiny in this. I favor Perry. Paul sucks. The rest don’t measure up.

Comment from Ric Locke
Time: December 16, 2011, 12:56 pm

Well, sandman, the problem there is that Perry didn’t get enough call-in votes on American Idol, and got voted off the stage.

Gingrich is attractive because he talks back somewhat effectively to the media whores. If the others ever figured that out and could successfully adopt the same policy, Teh Newt would shrivel like an axolotl in full sun.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 16, 2011, 3:07 pm

Yeah – that rethorical flourish is another Churchill parallel except that Newt can’t quite get it right:

We shall fight unemployment in the coastal states, we shall fight them in the mountain states, we will find jobs for our elders, we shall fight it with school janitor jobs for little black kids, we probably won’t surrender.

Somehow… no matter the contortions necessary, he can manage a way to get his footin his mouth.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 16, 2011, 3:28 pm

Beasn – you needed worry about MY vote but my sister et al is sooo easy to scare and Newt is such an easy target with 20-some years of baggage. Traditionally it’s been harder for congressmen to become president because they have track records. (As I write this I just heard on NPR some analyst claiming the Newt had the worst record in history on ear-marks when he was Speaker.)

Right now, the MSM is generally building Newt up though so they can knock him later. They’re just waiting for his selection to demonize him. See Herman Cain for an example of how it’s done, although it won’t be sex for Gingrich. Accusations of desiring white women is an accusation reserved for Blacks. For Newt it will be (still listening to NPR here) it will be “zany”, “madcap”, and later on, corrupt. They won’t make the ‘wrong font’ mistake with their evidence this time either.

Comment from Alice
Time: December 16, 2011, 4:07 pm

You all seem to have higher expectations than I of what a candidate should bring to the table, and consequently seem a lot more disappointed and frustrated. No one who could ever say to themselves “hey, I think I’ll just run for President” is ever going to be someone I //LIKE// or whom I’ll be comfortable with just letting them lead with no support or constraints from the public.

As far as I’m concerned, I want to get the best people in congress to, um, encourage the sort of limited government , debt reduction, entitlement and tax reform, etc. policies I favor. We aren’t electing a king. We’re electing a president and all the GOP contenders are going to have to work within the scope of power and priorities we allow. Just like every other 4 cycle since ever.

That Milton Friedman quote comes to mind – we can’t hold out hoping for getting more good people in government to do the right things; we need to make it as nearly impossible as we can to force even the not-so-good people to do the right things.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 16, 2011, 4:41 pm

That’s just what scares me, Alice. The two front runners at this point (Mitt and Newt) are two of the politicians *least* likely to respond to pressure from the right.

Newt, because he’s a bit of a loose cannon and Mitt because he has demonstrated over and over in the last few years that he will not yield an inch to the base (and if he’s like that in the primary…).

We’ve given them all such a rough ride, I worry that whoever gets the nomination will resent the base more than he resents the other side.

Comment from Alice
Time: December 16, 2011, 5:09 pm

Well, Stoaty, that was my worry with McCain, and I have to say I don’t worry nearly as much about Romney or Newt. I guess I’m an anti-Pollyanna; I don’t hope for the worst so much as I’m delighted when things are NOT as bad as they could be.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: December 16, 2011, 5:34 pm

Well, I’m leaning toward Newt right now, not because I think he isn’t handicapped with baggage, but because he answers most of my checklist for an executive officer: He has an excellent command of the facts, he can think and decide quickly on his feet, he is a skilled politician, and he doesn’t give a fuck what you think. Mitt, OTOH, is merely a skilled politician. Perry (my actual first choice) has proven he cannot think on his feet, an ability I tend to prefer in a decision-maker.

All that said, I’m not convinced Newt won’t screw us, but my asshole is so huge from the fucking I’ve gotten from Rainbow Skittles and his Magical Mystery Administration, I doubt I’ll even notice Needle-Dick Newt slipping it to me. And, should it turn out that Mitt gets the nomination… well, McCain got my vote in 2008, so we’ve already established I know how to close my eyes and think of England.

Comment from BBB All good times have come and gone
Time: December 16, 2011, 6:48 pm

I’m really trying to convince myself that the next republican president can make things better. Like jwpaine’s ass boning allegory, I’m pretty sure the next prez won’t be worse than the SCOAMF.

I do hope that the primary tussling doesn’t weaken the victor.

I’m a big Pallin fan for one reason only:

She’s the only one I’d ask to keep an eye on my wallet for me. Not because she’s the only one who wouldn’t steal it; because she would probably be be the only one who’d do it for me.

And strawberry rhubarb pie. A lady that talked kinda like Mrs. P once gave me a piece of SR pie.

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Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: December 17, 2011, 8:55 am

…he insisted: “I didn’t over-promise. And I didn’t underestimate how tough this was gonna be”.

The level of outright, bald-faced, lying pomposity embodied in this dual attempt at historical revision and trying to play the martyred-battler card is breathtakingly monumental.

Such a combination of open prevarication and arrogance richly deserves but one response: Thundering, crushingly overwhelming electoral defeat of truly historic dimensions.

This nation of ours simply must not be required to endure another term with this horrid, near-psychopathic liar and bungler masquerading as Chief Executive.

Comment from catnip
Time: December 17, 2011, 7:02 pm

I plan to vote for whichever of the current group prevails, meanwhile holding to a thread of hope that some eminently superior interloper will toss a hat in the ring.

My focus is on races for the Senate, the beings who confirm appointments to the Supreme Court.

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