Barack: who is stupider, the American people or you?

In the race to the bottom of the most awful presidential election in U.S. history, one of the most potent reasons for losing the White House, as noted by Jazzenterprises, was Killary's loss in part due to running as Obama 2.0.

Alas, Barry has joined the clinically insane, by asserting that the people actually wanted another dose of Barack 1.0 ludicrously proclaiming that he, the Great Pretender, would be re-elected just so people could be deluded enough to believe that a third dose would really give them "Hope and Change". Yes, in as lacklustre reign of error as probably been since James Buchanan, Barack has convinced himself that he really is the man for the job. The only mark that he has "grown in office" is his graying hair.

As an epidemiologist of political disease, I am convinced that Democrats are incapable of understanding reality. Just think, Nancy Pelosi says that people don't want the Dem. party to change. Deep-thinking Chuckles Schumer thinks it sufficient to solve basic messaging errors by firing the video crew hired by the DNC/Clintonistas.

And then of course, there is the candidate-in-lurking, or shall we say ex-candidate, now considered one of the least influential people in Washington DC, coming in below Harry Reid and James Alefantis.

Sarah Palin ain't too smart, but she was correct in asking one perceptive question:

How's that hopey-changey thing working out for you?"
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riverlover's picture

because the EC picked Trump, as per the rules set up. SO he's trying to buff things up to make us yet more disappointed at election results, which simply showed 1) Hillary was such a terrible candidate that Trump could beat her and 2) in 8 years Obama's indifference to getting Democrats other than Hillary elected was less than zero.

Yet the love affair with the Obama clan continues. Please do not let Michele ever run for anything but school board.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

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Borkrom's picture

Very nice and great comment.

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Hillbilly Dem's picture

He could have been a 21st Century FDR. Yet, he phoned it in. Wait!! Lilly Ledbetter! Lilly Ledbetter!!

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"Just call me Hillbilly Dem(exit)."
-H/T to Wavey Davey

MsGrin's picture

It seemed like such a good start...

I presume that was a bone throne to the girls who were disappointed that the glass ceiling for color was shattered ahead of the one for gender.

From this election, however, I'm grateful that the gal whose photo goes down for all time as the one who cracks that highest, hardest whatever won't be the woman who spent billions of dollars trying to prove she was inevitable - as well as the bestest, most qualified-est EV-AH! I'd really just prefer someone with a lotta guts and some humility who is working for the American people as opposed to her own ego and the corporate overlords.

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'What we are left with is an agency mandated to ensure transparency and disclosure that is actually working to keep the public in the dark' - Ann M. Ravel, former FEC member

Pluto's Republic's picture

On the Second Day, he droned a wedding party.

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MsGrin's picture

I know he did to that, but was it that early?

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'What we are left with is an agency mandated to ensure transparency and disclosure that is actually working to keep the public in the dark' - Ann M. Ravel, former FEC member

Pluto's Republic's picture

As a single-issue activist, I track these events automatically. Later, I learned he was there for the splat, piped in to the White House.

Most of the US murder sprees happen while Americans are tucked safely in their beds, asleep, so the timing is counter-intuitive.

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Yuck. I wonder if that came easily for him.

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'What we are left with is an agency mandated to ensure transparency and disclosure that is actually working to keep the public in the dark' - Ann M. Ravel, former FEC member

Steven D's picture

He governed as a softer, gentler face of Reagan while killing more people in his wars that Ronnie Raygun did.

The Great Pretender

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

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"Just call me Hillbilly Dem(exit)."
-H/T to Wavey Davey

incredibly noble while he signed it--on his first Inauguration Day. And, Lily herself will tell you, it was an anemic, inadequate bill.

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Lookout's picture

In the latest Allstate/Atlantic Media Heartland Monitor Poll, 56 percent of adults said they approved of Obama’s job performance, an increase of five percentage points just since June and his highest rating in the survey since July 2009. Fully 37 percent of adults said they strongly approved of Obama’s performance—a showing he exceeded on that measure only in the very first Heartland poll in April 2009.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/trump-obama-approva...

Shows to go ya...people are blind and ignorant and the media is corporate and corrupt.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Big Al's picture

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gendjinn's picture

The country is 40% independent now.

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asterisk's picture

Some of this may be fear of racism accusations. People do not want to be ostracized as racists. Employers can, and do, fire people for racism.

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Dhyerwolf's picture

Bernie would have won.
Nearly any generic Democratic governor or Senator would have won.
I would have won (ignoring that I'm too young).
You would have won.
My dogs would have won (well, the smart one would have. The one that pees in the house would have been a toss up against Trump, but the dog also could have peed on the debate stage and still given a better performance than Trump). It took Hillary Clinton to lose to Donald Trump, the most unpopular Presidential candidate in the general election potentially ever.

Obama is the best President America has had since I've been alive, but that's not a compliment. They all get F's; Obama is the one closest to getting a D, and as long as people are too dense to realize this, all our Presidents will continue to be failures. Of course, I bet that Obama's numbers are getting lifted up now solely because of who is coming next.

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Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

that he was looking better by comparison every day.

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"More for Gore or the son of a drug lord--None of the above, fuck it, cut the cord."
--Zack de la Rocha

"I tell you I'll have nothing to do with the place...The roof of that hall is made of bones."
-- Fiver

the legacy least POTUS who helped defeat Shrillary now needs to get psychiatric help, fast.

Official Legacy: he was significant in helping to defeat Shrillary, which is what I think he really wanted all along....

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Wink's picture

I think he just gave them back one. Obo can blame Repub bullying for not getting anything done, but he ddn't do much of anything to help himself. No legacy for him.

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-2.1) All about building progressive media.

story about the little boy who cried wolf. Obama would start lying about hope and change and empty the room.Bernie is the one who would have won. Should have won. Bet you dollar to a donut that Obama's boy Perez is the new DNC Chair. Nothing will change.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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…the disaffected and disenfranchised Democrats will be climbing the walls to get back in the party. Why reform?

But then they thought the Sanders voters would return to the fold for the GE.

I'm thinking if the parties primary with most Americans standing outside the gates blocked from that process, that could create a national crisis. Although the media will suffocate any coverage on that angle.

Still, it's a creepy thought. That's pretty much how the People's Republic of China works.

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But they are the DP, so they might as well keep going. Once the DP stops kicking, clawing, and stops giving the finger to Hippies, Millenials, and blue-collar workers, and just about everyone that eeks out a living, maybe their rot can be used to grow something much better (yes, the DP has set the bar quite low).

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Fighting for democratic principles,... well, since forever

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have been just fine with the Dems, too. I stopped watching Charlie Rose when he insisted that no American workers wanted those jobs.

There are a lot of underemployed nerds who are not stupid enough to let hopey-changey drivel obscure numerical data. This is not a large group but they also have friends and relatives. There are also a lot of disgruntled adjunct profs who have been thrown under the bus. It is not just blue-collar workers who have been shafted.

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his courtier's flattery, he's in trouble. All those crying sycophants in the Dem party, in the MSM, in the Beltway, on Wall Street, in SiliCON Valley (not a typo), in the think tanks and halls of academe, telling Obama (and Michelle) that they are the bestest, smartest, best-looking couple on planet Earth must go straight to the brain reward centers and rot them. Only explanation.

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The Democrats - oh yes - we're the "big tent" party.

And remember this from 2007 when he was on the campaign trail?

"Understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain, when I'm in the White House, I'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself. I'll walk on that picket line with you, as president of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that someone's standing in their corner."

The only shoes I've seen are his Wall Street dancing shoes.

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gendjinn's picture

The Narcissists Prayer never rang so loudly in my ears.

The country rejected Clinton AND Obama.

Spent xmas with a bunch of dead ender HRC drones - they literally do not have one single insight or clue to rub together amongst them. The have no idea the meteor that is coming in 2020. I'm hoping 2018 CA elections give the Dems a bloody nose!

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Unlike so many who lost their jobs, incomes, homes - hillarybots live comfortably well and are rarely exposed to those are not. The division between classes has not only increased financially, it's been kettled geographically. That way the Hillaryites do not have to see what she has wrought.

They truly are in a bubble.

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Poor people who are white must deserve it because they are all Racist, Sexist, etc. etc.

Poor people who are not white are only poor because they are oppressed by Republicans, Libertarians, Independents, Greens and nonvoters (We all know nonvoters really voted for Trump by not showing up at the polls).

Dems would just love to help those Poors if only they ever got a chance.
Why are there so many poor people in places under solid Dem control?
Did you say something?
So what brand of Chardonnay do you prefer?

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gulfgal98's picture

Neoliberalism has a great amount of Calvinism built into its philosophy. Neoliberals went to the right schools and live comfortably. Those who did not are looked down upon. This is why the Democratic party has continued to treat labor like the proverbial red headed step child. "Where else are they going to go?" This is exactly why Clinton could not be bothered to go to Michigan. She really did not care about "those people." This is also why the Establishment of the Democratic party refuses to change. They are on the gravy train and that is all they care about.

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Do I hear the sound of guillotines being constructed?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." ~ President John F. Kennedy

Alligator Ed's picture

This is exactly why Clinton could not be bothered to go to Michigan. She really did not care about "those people."

This is precisely why we have electors from each state. When a political party (D or R) considers part of the country "flyover country", then you may be assured that those states flown over will get nothing from the government. The logical development of the Democratic illusion of "where else they gonna go" will lead to courting voters in CA, NY, MA, and FL to the exclusion of everybody else because that's where the popular votes are.

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insult to dogs. I challenge you to a duel.

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SparkyGump's picture

that Hope and Change lie.

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The real SparkyGump has passed. It was an honor being your human.

hellinahandcart's picture

Congress can pass it without Trump.

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Pluto's Republic's picture

Congress would have to act by Friday, I'm pretty sure.

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Pluto's Republic's picture

In the race to the bottom of the most awful presidential election in U.S. history...

"Modern history" being defined as anything that happened in the memory of anyone alive. Surely, it could rank up there with the most awful in "US History" if we look at the overall brain damage it caused. School children were crying the next day, for heavensake, which reminded me of the parenting skills on display during 9/11.

...one of the most potent reasons for losing the White House, as noted by Jazzenterprises, was Killary's loss in part due to running as Obama 2.0.

This was brought up by one of the election prognosticators I follow. He made the point that candidates from the same party as the incumbent are always running on the status quo and more of the same — unless it is a hostile takeover. Historically, third terms are not as easy to win as one might think. Fresh ideas might look like a repudiation of the sitting president's policies. In those campaigns, outsiders and third parties can be spoilers.

Alas, Barry has joined the clinically insane, by asserting that the people actually wanted another dose of Barack 1.0….

I know, right? I was looking at that amusing exchange between the banty roosters. My first question was, "Starting when? From the beginning? With Hillary in the race?" And then I got stuck wondering that he could even consider a third term. heh.

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WoodsDweller's picture

the Democratic party didn't do a round of soul searching and reconstruction. But every election is the Most Important Evah so it's never time to clean house or change direction, just rearrange the deck chairs and raise some more dirty money to run a few more attack ads next time around to get to 50% + 1.
So, now there's El Trumpo. Another historic opportunity to clean house and change direction. Will Democrats seize it and regain the political high ground? Place yer bets...

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"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function." -- Albert Bartlett
"A species that is hurtling toward extinction has no business promoting slow incremental change." -- Caitlin Johnstone

what are plain facts: elections are not about who can raise the most money.

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I'm just amazed that the dems didn't pitch a fit at that time. And he won the popular vote.

Just goes to show you that apparently, a number of dems were just fine with Bush. What, with Gore talking about a lock box and all.

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dfarrah

Wink's picture

which sports jacket to wear. He may have had an even worse campaign team than HRC.

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have to do with the fact that he won? He won both the electoral and popular vote.

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dfarrah

had the imagination or the guts to put up a fight.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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the list of those who would have lost to Trump is short.

There are plenty of reasons why the candidate named Hillary Clinton lost.

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the other night on the tv. I saw Jamie Dimon slamming the Obama administration and dems during an interview. Wow, with all of the booklicking BO did for the banks, and here is Dimon just slamming him.

The interviewer, of course, said government forced the banks to do all those bad loans, (and hence, forced the poor little abused banks to package them into securities, forced them to lie about the quality of the securities, and forced them to sell them and pay the sellers huge bonuses.) Really deluded people....

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dfarrah

to get around state by state title holder filing fees and obligations.

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Fighting for democratic principles,... well, since forever

I wanna see these mofos diss their servants!

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how to link to a tv show.

I think the interview was on One America News.

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dfarrah

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Obama...there are days I literally hate him, and days I love him... but in the end, what could have been will be his legacy because he had a legitimate real mandate from the American populace, and he blew it for more of the status-quo.

One day he takes my rights away, the next he protects the National Parks.... so fucking infuriating.

Then we lost with Bernie.... another what could have been moment... this one hurts more.

Great post Ed.

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Progressive to the bone.

Alligator Ed's picture

So another thanks to you for your comprehensive list.

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star began to rise when he was testing the waters for a presidential run, I thought he was a just a stuffed shirt and nothing more. I did like him the first few months of his presidency, but after that, ugh.

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dfarrah

k9disc's picture

I saw the same, but I saw him as an empty suit.

All I ever heard was "blah blah... America... Apple Pie... Baseball... God Bless America."

His vaunted oratorical skills always sounded like platitudes to me. I never heard anything that sounded real and impactful.

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“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ~ Sun Tzu

smarter, but, for public consumption, he would argle bargle a different reply.

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One thing about the insane is that they believe their own lies. This is the reason Medusa and the Dems are clinically insane.

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has a very good opinion of himself, one I shared in 2008.

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