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How low can he go?

shrinkingobamaSoooo! Are you enjoying the presidential approval implosion as much as I am? Of course you are, you sadistic bastiches!

I knew Obama’s numbers would fall — to think otherwise is to believe that somehow, someway this time socialism is gonna work! — but I expected the hurting to come later, once the IOU’s started rolling in. Ponzi schemes always work GREAT in the beginning.

But I didn’t count on The One being such an appallingly bad tactician.

How low will he go? Well, I ain’t starting another pool. Tins of haggis don’t grow on trees over here, you know.

I’m guessing Obama never drops as low as Bush’s bottom (hee hee…Bush’s bottom!). Poor ol’ Dubya had the whole weight of the not-quite-dead-yet media screaming about him for eight years.

And they certainly never admitted how unpopular Bush was with us, his base, for being such a squish RINO centrist. Bush was never a conservative; we stuck by him because of the war and duty and shit. Then the last few years, he stopped giving us anything. Didn’t defend his ideas, didn’t try to explain anything. Just hunkered in the bunker waiting it out.

So I don’t really know who approved of Bush by the end. Nice Midwestern ladies who felt bad for him and thought he needed a hug, I guess.

But here’s the thing: even if Obama’s numbers never go as low, they’re going down hard. With the full cartoon-anvil weight of an utter Christmas-afternoon bummer sammich. He was elected as a new and magical politician made of happy pink unicorns and pure awesome. As long as he kept his mouth shut and voted ‘present’, the spell held. But once it’s broken, it’s broken forever. The moment he had to climb down with us mere mortals and do something…



Comment from armybrat
Time: September 3, 2009, 8:32 pm

As a conservative(species rareus inbluelandia)I LIVE to get up and see the current occupant of the white houses’ numbers sink ever lower. I guess it just goes to show you can’t always expect “present” to be the right answer. And as for W…voted for him twice…too many complaints to list (because I AM actually a conservative) but I will remember him and Cheney for keeping us safe for the last 7.5 years. I can’t say I’m optomistic that the current pres will equal that record.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 3, 2009, 8:59 pm

Obama will keep giving speeches and keep dropping in the polls for another year. He’s always been able to slick talk the rubes and they were either won over or had to keep their mouths shut or be called racist. And HEY! It got him elected or he figures that it’s always worked for him.

People tend to do what works, and it usually takes them a long time to figure it out when it quits working. Just wait till he tries to give a speech that interrupts football season! (Forgive me, Lord, for even thinking that thought). The more he talks the more foolish he’s going to look. By the end of his term, he’s going to be known as “reach-for-the-remote Barack”

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 3, 2009, 9:00 pm

Bush cut taxes.

He appointed good judges.

He made a run at fixing Social Security.

He shifted Justice from enforcing racial quotas to fighting actual racial discrimination (which the career staff condemned as “politicizing the Department”).

In the last two years, he was hamstrung by the Democrats controlling Congress. (He should have done more in the previous two years, when Republicans had control.)

But I think basically, he used all the energy he had to sustain the War. He had no political capital left for other fights.

Will Obama melt down like the Wicked Witch in a monsoon? I could wish… But the press still loves him, and will rally round if there is any real trouble – as they did for Clinton, at the end. The Democrats will use their control in several ways to bend elections: more immigrants (some even naturalized), felon voting, tweaking the 2010 Census, money streamed to “activist groups”; the Republicans are too damaged to offer a real challenge, and the press is more in the tank for them than ever.

Clinton was re-elected in 1996, despite his obvious weaknesses.

You might want to look at this post by Charles Murray:


“The White House and the Pauline Kael Syndrome”

It explains a lot about Obama, and about recent history in general IMHO.

Comment from JeffS
Time: September 3, 2009, 11:23 pm

Popcorn? Why, thank you!

Comment from apotheosis
Time: September 4, 2009, 8:58 am

Once again, I bow to your photoshop awesomeness.

Comment from The nephew
Time: September 4, 2009, 12:08 pm

I like the giant cat peering in the window, could you imagine the size of the fleas! 😉 i should be elected president because i’d ban cars (except weasel mobiles) in exchange for skateboards & take away the drinking bans in the relevant states.

Comment from JuliaM
Time: September 4, 2009, 1:24 pm


Heh! Oh, yes.

Better make plenty. This show is going to be dragged out for a while…

Comment from MCPO Airdale
Time: September 4, 2009, 1:49 pm

Faster, please.
Lower, please.

Comment from Allen
Time: September 4, 2009, 3:28 pm

I never expected Obama to be so mundane. It’s funny to watch the dems scream about republican “opposition,” he can’t even heard his own dem cats.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: September 4, 2009, 4:00 pm

I gotta admit, my friend Chappy over on thecornfieldonline has the right take on things….

“Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.
Well, for example, the other day my wife and I went into town and went into a shop. We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and said, ‘Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?’

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him a Nazi turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So my wife called him a shit-head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, we didn’t care. We came into town by bus and the car had an Obama sticker. We try to have a little fun each day now that we’re retired. It’s important at our age.”


Comment from Войска ПВО
Time: September 5, 2009, 3:34 pm

Wow, bending-over-funny humor (still reeling from the infamous Arlen Sphinctre post and BJs at the Beach) and insightful political commentary as well.

I think your and Mr Rostrom’s comments on Bush’s shortcomings (and the why-for) are spot on. Kinda like Scubafreak’s calling our Chief Pantload a Nazi Turd as well.

My guess is that if Obumble continues and he seriously flushes the liberal causes down the toilet by forcing a Democratic loss of both house and senate in 2010 (entirely within the realm of possibility), the Kneepad Media will become righteously pissed at the prospect of a 1994-like election commencing a right wing reign for the next decade or so. Then the bloodletting will begin and Obama will become an asterisk, do a couple of laps around the bowl before disappearing into the sewer system forever.

..and his wife will become the wookie laughingstock she always has been to those of us without blinders.

Bitter? Who me?

Comment from Schlippy
Time: September 6, 2009, 11:45 pm

Haggis or no, I’m digging for Carter’s lows for predicting this’n’s. Some interesting Google captures of papers on that with him in the low 20’s.

May he become a lame duck sooner than later afore czars take over all branches of gubmint.

Comment from docitburnswhenipost
Time: September 9, 2009, 9:59 am

“Tins of haggis don’t grow on trees over here, you know.”

Cor! That’s good thing. Kinda scary image, though; and how can you tell when it’s ripe?

Hmm, anyone done an Obama video with “Free fallin'” as the soundtrack?

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