Oct 10 2011

The Lamest Of Ducks

Published by at 2:06 pm under 2012 Elections,All General Discussions

Update: This is disturbing – we apparently have a leader who as turned inward into isolation (and one must consider, depression):

The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist.

If the reports are accurate, and I believe they are, they paint a picture of an isolated man trapped in a collapsing presidency. While there is no indication Obama is walking the halls of the White House late at night, talking to the portraits of former presidents, as Richard Nixon did during Watergate, the reports help explain his odd public remarks.

Again, not surprising given how in over his head the man is. Where this leads is really uncharted waters. When a leader collapses like this, the sharks begin to swarm. We may actually need to change leaders earlier than January 2013. – end update.

Apparently my years’ old predictions about the implosion of the Obama and the Democrats are starting to come true. I have made this prediction so many times I have no interest in even trying to find all the instances where our current President stumbled and bumbled his way into the dustbin of history faster even than Jimmy Carter. All incidents point to the same basic core problems Barack Obama had since he began running for the office of POTUS:

  • He has no real-world experience at leading or succeeding beyond being a good reciter of tele-prompted political babble. Without some legitimate experience base from industry, medicine, science, the military, or even a political executive job he was/is completely unprepared to lead the greatest nation humankind has ever produced.
  • He is a naive lefty who sees the world in a Cartoon-Land prism that simplifies the complexity of life to the level of the absurd. Which means he cannot grasp the real world as it is
  • He has no experience in DC politics, which is why he was run over by even farther left ideologues from socialist liberals to socialists unions. Hold hands in DC know how to use the bureaucracy to control neophytes – as has been sadly demonstrated to the hilt with this latest bunch of administration newbies.
  • He is isolated inside an echo chamber of sycophants who somehow never alerted the man to the political hole he was digging.

It all started with the failed liberal plan for government, trickle-down, stimulus. A truly naive and ignorant way to waste trillions of dollars and destroy the career opportunities of tens of millions of Americans. Then the lefties went on to destroy our health care system by establishing a Rube Goldberg solution that has bent the cost curve for health care sky high, and set the stage for the Death Panels to come in and now ration what used to be available health care to a very large majority of Americans. Recently he tried to claim all that wasteful spending had to be continued – as if anyone wants more of the same of this economic hell we have been existing in since he came to office. From the 2011 budget to the debt ceiling debate, the man cannot understand why the country is going bankrupt with all his foolish and wasted spending. For him, there never can be enough Solyndra’s wasting money and time in fruitless green fantasy.

His stumbles and missteps will be legendary. So there is no surprise at some of the poll numbers now coming out (and solidifying):

A majority of Americans now oppose giving President Obama a second term, reflecting the country’s continued weak economic performance, according to the latest IBD/TIPP survey released Monday.

By 51%-41%, respondents in October picked “someone new deserves a chance” over Obama “deserves to be re-elected.” Among independents, it was 54%-36%. Back in September, the readings were 50%-44% and 53%-38%, respectively.

54-36 among independents is stunning.

Basic math is brutal here. In 2012, even if the Dems were able to energize their base (and there is little chance of that) and the conservatives sat home in a pouting funk (like 2008, which also has little chance of happening), the independents alone would cause a landslide defeat.

But the reality is the Dems are dispirited, the GOP sees a once in a life time opportunity and the independents have moved en masse in one direction. We could be looking at a election debacle in 2012 that even makes Reagan’s 1984 election landslide look small. Reagan won the popular vote by 59-41 back then. Obama could easily lose by a larger margin the way he is going.

Our young and inexperienced President is now the lamest of ducks. His credibility is shot. His positions have hardened to the far left of the American voter. And he thinks no one is catching onto his little disinformation campaign (heck, even the AP is stunned by his incoherence).

The left is throwing a petulant temper tantrum at Wall Street, which is turning into another incoherent freak show. It did not work in Wisconsin, so I have no clue what double digit IQ genius conceived taking the “Liberal Wailing Show” on the road. But is is adding more weight to finding a mature, experienced leader than salvaging the inexperienced one we are now saddled with.

I think if the nation can just suspend all left wing nonsense that passed in 2009-2010 we could weather the wait to November 2012. It will not be getting better until experienced adult supervision takes over.

And right now that new supervision looks to be in the form of a highly successful African-American Businessman named ‘Cain’.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “The Lamest Of Ducks”

  1. WWS says:

    Cain continues to impress me – right now, he’s the ONLY Republican candidate calling out the OWS’ers for the frauds they are, and he’s exactly right.

    I know why the other’s aren’t saying anything – why take a chance, why not wait and see what the best poll tested message is – that’s what their consultants are telling them, and they’re clueless enough to want to play it safe.

    Cain understands what Leadership is all about. I can’t think of anyone else on the national stage today, left or right, who does.

  2. Wilbur Post says:

    “We may actually need to change leaders earlier than January 2013.”

    How about tomorrow?

  3. dhunter says:

    Tea Party Patriots and Palinistas Cain is gonna need our financial support!
    The RINO wing of the Party is convinced Romney and his millions and millionare backers can out wait the conservative candidate and his NE Liberal support and Wall Street connections will carry the day as his opponents run out of funding.

    I voted for Mitt in 08 over the disaster McCain knowing full well the man changes policy positions almost as fast as his underwear but also fully aware the inarticulate panderer McCain could not beat Obama in a debate.
    Obama is not done yet and I wish we could rid ourselves of the blight the Democrat party foisted upon us but make no mistake they are ALL behind him, 100% supported Obamacare, they must be defeated along with him.

  4. WWS says:

    I want to repost a piece of a post of mine made just over 2 years ago, on October 6, 2009:

    …. “now, for the very first time in his life, he has to face the reality that there is no easy way out. He has literally never been truly responsible for *anything* in his life up to this point – Heck of a time to think about growing up!!! I suspect he’s going to do the same thing as he did at the Harvard law Review – now that something is being required of him, I think he’s going to put his feet up on the desk and just pretend that everything is going to work out. And when it doesn’t he’ll search for someone to blame rather than fixing anything, which is always the other easy way out. And when that doesn’t work, he’ll find a way to quit, if not literally, then at least in real terms. Just as he did at Harvard.

    That’s my prediction. What is Obama going to do when things get really bad? He’s going to make Herbert Hoover look like an activist, that’s what he’s going to do. Because he doesn’t have it in him to do anything else, and he never did. Oh, he’ll have plenty of underlings that will try stuff – Emmanual and Pelosi and Reid, oh my. But they’ll all be at cross purposes and all be at each others throats while Obama is smiling and waving and pretending that Prosperity is Just Around the Corner. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if, by 2011, he doesn’t start finding ways to spend most of his time outside of the country.

    Now how we deals with his own supporters once this administration collapses into incoherent incompetence is going to be the most interesting game to watch. They’re already starting to figure out that things aren’t going well – when they finally realize they’ve been snookered by a false messiah things could get very ugly indeed.”


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  6. Frogg1 says:

    I like Cain because he is the only one who has real transformational ideas. All of the others seem to be satisfied to just nip around the edges of the current system. We can’t get out of our current mess unless we have real reform. He had some stumpbles early on in the political game that he has had no experience at; but, he is a quick-study and already learned to avoid the traps and stay on message with his job creation ideas. I would not discount his likeability factor either. That goes a long way.

    VIDEO: Herman Cain on “Gotcha Questions”

    I love it!

  7. archtop says:

    Herman Cain and Condi Rice, 2012!

    (OK. I can dream can’t I? :^)

  8. WWS says:

    In Moammer Qaddaffi’s residence, after he fled Tripoli, rebels accompanied by a couple western reporters found a room full of pictures of Condi Rice. Apparently she was quite literally women of Qaddaffi’s dreams.

    That not only is freaky weird, it is just Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.

  9. kathie says:

    Very astute WWS.

    I hold the media responsible for this President. They and he are pathetic.

  10. Sabastian says:

    “He’s going to make Herbert Hoover look like an activist”

    Herbert Hover was an activist. Many of programs credited to Roosevelt began under Hoover.

    “In fact, Hoover had long been a critic of laissez faire. As president, he doubled federal spending in real terms in four years. He also used government to prop up wages, restricted immigration, signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff, raised taxes, and created the Reconstruction Finance Corporation”

    “President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advisers knew that Hoover had started the New Deal. One of them wrote, “When we all burst into Washington … we found every essential idea [of the New Deal] enacted in the 100-day Congress in the Hoover administration itself.”

    “Hoover’s big-spending, interventionist policies prolonged the Great Depression.”

  11. lurker9876 says:

    I just read something about tonight’s debate and how they plan to go after Cain and ensure Perry a defeat.

    I have other plans but will read the blogs…post debate.

  12. oneal lane says:

    Beware politicians who are masterful at “saying the right things”

    Don’t listen to politicians! Judge them by the record of their actions and history.