Wednesday, November 5, 2014
And like anyone could have predicted, things did not go well for Congressional Democrats as they lost the Senate and allowed the Republicans to expand their majority in the House.
And we admit we're very pleased..
We're not excited or jubilant mind you.. just.. pleased.
And as pleased as we are that Obama is further weakened because we've never made any secret how we detest him as President and as a person...
Nonetheless if the following op-ed commentary from the conservative newspaper the Washington Times is any accurate indication of how Republicans are reading last night's victory, they are quite delusional.
It starts with the headline "America faces most dangerous two years in 150 years" which is really as idiotic a belief one express, and continues as such:
"If President Obama suffered a “shellacking” in the 2010 elections, then what he endured Tuesday night was nothing short of a vicious gangland beatdown the likes of which have rarely been seen before in the history of electoral politics"
This is called hyperbole and really poorly expressed..
As we said, we genuinely can not stand Obama but facts are facts..
It is extremely rare that a President whose same party occupies one or both houses of Congress hold onto it during a midterm..
For instance, Ronald Reagan who is one of the most popular Presidents in US history especially back in 1986 when he was still in office, saw Republicans lose the Senate as many Reps who ran on Reagan's coattails in 1980 were voted out...
So the fact that Obama's failings cost the Democrats the Senate in 2014 should not be construed as some "beatdown" or political anomaly..
"This, of course, is a wonderful and well-deserved outcome. But beware: America now enters the two most dangerous years of her existence — or certainly the most dangerous since the Great Depression and possibly going all the way back to the Civil War...
Voters clearly and forcefully rejected the party, politics and policies of President Obama. They slapped his socialist agenda back into the days of Soviet gulags, where it belongs.
His grand visions of mighty government ruling unchecked over desperate ghettos have been snuffed out."
We agree with the first sentence but the rest is kinda bullshit to put things kindly..
So suddenly this man is going to do a 180 and actually seek to push an agenda through?!
His legacy is secured.. He's black.. He has a healthcare program in his name which will be fought over and debated for generations..
What else does he need to accomplish to see his name and image on monuments and plaques and secure a 7 to 8 figure book deal on his Presidency once he leaves?
It wasn't as if Republicans presented wonderful ideas or people that Americans could look up to as the 'next Generation' of leaders
The blacks didn't feel like going to the polls and white Dems who deep down know the President is shit, didn't feel like taking their precious time and energy to go to the polls and support him..
So call it "winning" a duel when the other gunslinger doesn't bother to show up at high noon..
If he was truly socialist as his detractors label, this nation's economic policies would be much more fair and ecumenical, Wall Street and the 1% would be sincerely howling and the rest of America would be much better for it..
Skipping forward through the poorly written and more-poorly thought out commentary...
"Disowned by Democrats and made to feel irrelevant in this election, President Obama’s enormous and unjustified ego is deeply wounded. He is frustrated and feels caged, cornered. This is when people like him are most dangerous.
Buoyant Republicans will make an effort to engage him.
But President Obama is not a listener. He is not a negotiator. He is not a learner. He will just take what he wants. It is easier that way."
This is what many Republicans believe and feel their mid-term victory is a success vs the President's cavalier ruling style and the only bastion of hope i.e. the last line of defense between Obama and protecting the Constitution..
If they truly think this, no wonder they lost two Presidential elections to this guy..
~ There there.. Its not your fault..
Yes the President has a gigantic Ego and over-inflated sense of Self..
But the last 6 years has shown he is able to successfully stroke and sooth his savage beast with a few rounds of golf, a trip on Air Force One or any other multitude of Presidential perks..
The person the conservative commentator is writing about sounds more like Nixon.. a man with a very fragile ego who was so absorbed with enemies' lists and not being accepted by the Harvard crowd that his governance reached paranoia
Obama is not like that.. For one thing, he went to Harvard so he's already in the 'club' looking out and not an outsider looking in..
~ Obama graduating from Harvard Law School..
The only policy the President has shown he's really been committed to was getting Obamacare passed and even though the final product was watered down, he was more than willing to piss away all his political capital and completely ignore economic reality to see passage through..
What else has Obama shown he sincerely cares about?
So here's what's going to happen..
The President will still govern and push policy forward.. He will get stopped at every turn and find even Dems have abandoned him for political expedience sake..
~ Referee: "Mr President it is an honor to be able to breathe in the same air as you.."
And unless something comes up that Obama really gives a damn about, he will go through the motions, play more golf, enjoy everything that comes with being the President and just be detached from it all.
And still get credit in some quarters that he's made a difference..
So anyone who dares to express such stupidity that this is worst threat in 150years, etc should be laughed at and then committed..
Obama in his last two years will be as terrible as he's been the first six, but to expect a Dr Jeckyl/Mr Hyde change in the man?
We just don't see it.
Posted by Susquehanna at Wednesday, November 05, 2014