Barack Obama: A superhero, a joke or … both?

To start this Friday on a lighter note, this is pretty funny:

Back when I was in college (Carnegie Mellon class of 2000), a friend who was attending the University of Chicago gave me a placard that was posted hither and thither on Chicago’s South Side: a dorky-faced guy with a ridiculously toothy grin smiling out at us. It read

“Barack Obama
for State Senate”

My buddy Josh and I thought this was hilarious. Over the years, we turned the guy on the placard into a superhero. We’d be studying for one hard exam or another and would say to one another: “You know who could ace the piss out of this test right now?” The other would respond, “Barack Obama!” to which the first would respond, inevitably, “… for state senate!”

Or we’d be at the gym: “Man, these weights are tough! … Know who could lift them without breaking a sweat?” “Barack Obama!” “… for state senate!”

The years go by. It’s 2004. There’s a dude up on the stage at the Democratic National Convention who’s making everyone ask, “Why do I have to vote for Kerry? Why can’t I vote for this guy?” Josh and I called one another: “Uh … dude, do you see who’s on stage right now?” It was surreal.

It’s still surreal. Every few months it occurs to me afresh that Josh and I were making this obscure local politician the punchline of a joke probably a decade before he became president of the United States. Bizarre.

You may now commence with the “He’s still the punchline of a joke” discussion.

298 comments Add your comment

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
7:45 am

Normal

June 25th, 2010
7:49 am

Good morning, y’all. Happy friday to you!

I took the day off, slept in and now I’m rarin’ to go. Mrs. Normal is having a “Girls night” tonight and I’m designated chef. Get to try new recipes out. Before that, though, we are going to finish the bedroom my Mama will use if she has to come here to stay for awhile. Have a great day, and I’ll try to check in for the music.

As to the troops…bring them home and let them be themselves. Life’s too short, especially in the Military…especially today.

Just makin’ sure I get heard :D

Outhouse GoKart

June 25th, 2010
7:53 am

Barry hits another homer with his Immigration Chief.

Twer this only a joke it might be funny…

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
7:53 am

Jay, I’m surprised you didn’t do a story on the jobless benefits not being extended.

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
7:53 am

Good morning, y’all. Happy friday to you!

Ditto to you Normal, Jay, Outhouse, USinUK, et al.

Outhouse GoKart

June 25th, 2010
7:55 am

Here is the good news…

New poll shows Obama approval at all-time low
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_pl2821

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr

June 25th, 2010
7:55 am

He is, simply, the embodiment of everything that is wrong in America. The product of race mixing anf raised by kindly white grandparents, he disavows his white heritage to consort with black nationalists like Rev Wright. A prouct of the scholarship/affirmative actions programs without which he would never had access to the Ivy Leagues, he ends a voucher program for poor children in our nationals capital. America was the only place on the face of the earth where he could have risen from his humble beginnings to be more than a waiter or male prostitute, now he puts the interests of the labor unions ahead of his country, both here and in Colombia where his actions undermine our nation al security.

It was national guilt over race and an uninformed, ignorant populace, fueled by a radical media, and unable to understand the true greatness of the Bush Presidency that led to his unfortunate ascendance.

Mick

June 25th, 2010
8:02 am

**understand the true greatness of the Bush Presidency**

Sorry wbh don’t you think its a little too early for your lsd tab?

AmVet

June 25th, 2010
8:03 am

Good morning, Bookmaniacs. What a glorious morning.

Kudos, Byll. It has been a while since someone has posted something as trashy, bigoted and idiotic as your 7:55.

Life since the 1950s must have totally sucked for you, huh?

McCarthy/Helms 2012

The Anti-Wooten

June 25th, 2010
8:04 am

Wild Willie has either gone off his meds or rocker. Using greatness and Bush in the same sentence?

USinUK

June 25th, 2010
8:08 am

“the true greatness of the Bush Presidency”

to me, the true greatness of the Bush Presidency was that it ended.

@@

June 25th, 2010
8:10 am

Since surrealism is free of the conscious control of reason, I’d say surreal aptly describes Obama and the people who voted for his style over substance (lack thereof).

Southern Comfort (متعة الجنوبي)

June 25th, 2010
8:11 am

He is, simply, the embodiment of everything that is wrong in America.

As some here would lead you to believe, I thought he was the embodiment of the anti-Christ himself. For someone who supposedly disavows his race, he’s sure surrounded himself with a lot of white people. After reading posts like that, it makes me wonder about the mental stability of some of our citizens here.

Tamye Bobbye

June 25th, 2010
8:12 am

Tamye Bobbye here folks, hi their Byll, I missed you at the last KKK rally. We had a hygh olde tyme. We could have used ole Wyld Byll though these partys aint as good without you.

Now I know you been down in South America chasin them Latyno gals with a glass of Jim Bean in one hand and your Viagra in the other, but next time your frat buddies decide to get together to reminisce about how just any old colored person can walk through our sacred halls just because he has a good brain on him, join us brother.

Remember, we gots lots of them waitresses and female prostitutes right here back in Georgia what with our high numbers of Mexicans and Black.

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
8:13 am

“to me, the true greatness of the Bush Presidency was that it ended.”

Hopefully people won’t make the same mistake and vote Obama in for a 2nd term.

Normal

June 25th, 2010
8:16 am

Had to jump back in for this one time. I liked the story…Barack Obama for State Senate! Has a ring to it, don’t you think? Especially now… :D

USinUK

June 25th, 2010
8:16 am

“Hopefully people won’t make the same mistake and vote Obama in for a 2nd term.”

if the GOP keeps up its “purity purge”, Obama might just be a write-in for a third term, as well …

Gale

June 25th, 2010
8:18 am

Obama better start educating people about the right to write-in vote if you think that would ever happen.

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr

June 25th, 2010
8:18 am

History will confirm that President Bush, while faced with unprecedented challenges, was among our greatest Presidents.

If President Bush and Vice President Cheney were still in the sadlle, this Deepwater Horizon would have been finished a long time ago. They would have helped the nation rather than being held hostage by labor union interests and accepted help from the Netherlands and, with a high degree of certainty, the message would have been clear to Halliburton, “Fiox this now, no matter the cost.” Those are the things a President who isn’t encumbered by special interests the way Obama is, can get things done.

Outhouse GoKart

June 25th, 2010
8:19 am

“McCarthy/Helms 2012″…LOL!

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
8:19 am

“Obama might just be a write-in for a third term, as well …”

Screen cleaner! I just spit out my coffee. Thanks for the morning laugh!!!

Foxy Lady is #1

June 25th, 2010
8:19 am

Barack H. Obama is the greatest president ever. He is working hard for the working people. People who hate him are just little haters and rascist, like the Bill Hylter, a**hole. They don’t have nthing good to say they are just little haters.

SUCK IT, WILD BYLL.

USinUK

June 25th, 2010
8:19 am

“History will confirm that President Bush, while faced with unprecedented challenges, was among our greatest Presidents”

… and the laughs just keep on comin’ …

thanks WBH for our morning comedy gold!

NowReally

June 25th, 2010
8:20 am

I’ll wait for the next discussion.

USinUK

June 25th, 2010
8:20 am

Peadawg – ” Thanks for the morning laugh!!!”

if your party purists keep nominating schmidiots like Palin, you’ll be crying …

Rightwing Troll

June 25th, 2010
8:21 am

He’s a joke, and his tenure will allow another presidency like the “greatness” of W’s to happen.

So instead of change, we now have an empowered bunch of neocons and tea tards secure in thier illusions that they can do no wrong and thier delusions (like wild Bill’s) that there was nothing wrong with the Bush years. In other words, the “conservatives” that tried to destroy our country have learned absolutely NOTHING and will swing back into the power they crave above all and give us 4 or 8 more Bush years…

Outhouse GoKart

June 25th, 2010
8:21 am

Could we please get a new “word”? Haters, hay-in is so silly and 1980’s.

Tamye Bobbye

June 25th, 2010
8:23 am

Wyld Byll, Why don’t you just dive on in that Gulf with a knife in your teeth and swim on down there and plug that whole your own self. I know you can do it buddy.

Outhouse GoKart

June 25th, 2010
8:23 am

For the most part Byl is right on the mark. Obama belongs in Hollywood making “B” grade movies with the likes of Will *Puke* Smith and Keanu “cant act” Reeves.

larry

June 25th, 2010
8:24 am

I dont think he is a superhero or a joke. He is a man who has stepped into one of the biggest messes in American history and trying hard to get us out. What hurts us as a country is he has one of the two major parties vowing to vote no on anything that is proposed , even if they agree with the bill , they are going to vote no. They put out so called “compromises” that they know no one but them will vote for just to delay and still a bill that will help Americans.

And their newfound worry about the debt (11.8) trillion under Reagan , Bush 1, Bush 2 is laughable.

Towelly Ban

June 25th, 2010
8:26 am

likes of Will *Puke* Smith and Keanu “cant act” Reeves. and Reagan.

Mick

June 25th, 2010
8:26 am

As tony soprano would say, “what are you gonna do”? My advice is to tune out most of the noise about this president. Hopefully, the republicans in congress are in a death spiral that they can’t pull out of. They certainly are not interested in helping to get this country back on track.

Normal

June 25th, 2010
8:26 am

Famous saying, Bush I: Read my lips. Bush II: Wha’???

Outhouse GoKart

June 25th, 2010
8:27 am

Ya…Reagan was a much better President than he was actor.

Rightwing Troll

June 25th, 2010
8:28 am

US,
be careful with your predictions, they elected W… twice.

Amongst the tea tard set Palin is a shoe-in for the nomination, and if they can scare enough old people out to vote with immigrant boogeymen and death panel lies, she will become our next president. Of course the moonbats will probably assist as much as possible by nominating windbags like Kerry or Biden, or far far lefties like Pelosi or Rangel…

This is not an implausible scenario, it’s quite likely to come to pass. Remember, they voted for W… twice. And all it took was some scary talk to the anti-gubbimint crowd about Social Security going under. Priceless, elected twice on the fear that a gubbinmint handout was in danger, now those same folks shake thier collective fists and cry and scream about gubbimint handouts, but try and take away thier medicare and SS…

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr

June 25th, 2010
8:28 am

Foxy Lady is #1
8:19 am

Now as everyone knows, my family and I have a long history with the coloured that goes all the way back to long before the War of Northern Agression. All my children have had coloured nannies, so I’m no racist. In fact, when I am at our country place and see a descendant of the colourded families that lived on our farm before the War of northern Aggression, they are always very happy and excited to see ol’ Mr. Byll.

How could I be racist when I have partaken of many of the attractive coloured women in Brazil and the Carribean. I treat those gals no differently than a South American gal who is of Gemanic descent.

It is because of my closeness to the coloured that I deeply understand those people. Now at the faerm, we’ve had to go wholly to using Salvadorans as help because they don’t have the drinking and drug problems of the coloured and they don’t want an advance on pay all the time. Used to be, when the coloureds went to church and got married, that you could count on some of them and there was some social fabric in the community, no that they all want to be like Porn Diddy, or whatever his name is, they are a shiftless bunch.

I’m not racist, just knowledgeable.

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
8:29 am

It’s funny how people on here are still talking about Bush and the Republicans and ignoring all the problems RIGHT NOW w/ Obama and the democrats in control. His deficit keeps growing, approval rating keeps dropping, we’re STILL in Afghanistan and Iraq, etc. etc.

SOUTHERN ATL

June 25th, 2010
8:30 am

He’s only a man….one that inherited one of the largest catastrophes that this country has ever faced…Lest we forget our previous President…George W. Bush….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU2fAnOWjqY

Outhouse GoKart

June 25th, 2010
8:31 am

All this Palin hand wringing and bedwetting is funny.

Outhouse GoKart

June 25th, 2010
8:32 am

Agreed Dawg…the entire Obama administration is “out to lunch”. Obama is so far in over his head it scares even himself.

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
8:33 am

“one that inherited one of the largest catastrophes that this country has ever faced”

Yawn. Get some new talking points.

Rightwing Troll

June 25th, 2010
8:36 am

What will be will be OGK, Palin could get elected and, just like with the election of Obama, NOT a single thing will change in my day to day life.

I’d venture a guess that not one thing has changed in any of ya’lls day to day existence since Obama was elected, other than the fact that you teatards now have a new identity to cling to and a new target for your hate…

Zedd

June 25th, 2010
8:36 am

A complete and utter joke, the man is a arrogant, pompous jacka–. He hasn’t a clue how to steer our country in the right direction. UsinUK, how many times do I have to tell you to quit skiving all day?

AmVet

June 25th, 2010
8:36 am

Peadawg, we get it. It is a particularly sad refrain. You’d love to sweep the catastrophe called Bush/Cheney under the rug and just pretend his legacy and horrific results are no big deal. But he did such a spectacularly abysmal job, that he left the republic in a clusterf&ck of heretofore unseen proportions. The deadly damage those fake conservative buffoons left, ain’t gonna be cleaned up in a decade much less 18 months.

“History will confirm that President Bush, while faced with unprecedented challenges, was among our greatest Presidents.”

Greatest at what, saltine boy? Dreadfully mishandling virtually every one of those challenges?

Every single ranking of American Presidents I have ever looked at, has him in the bottom five. The shocker is how on gawd’s green earth did those other Republicans like Hoover get ranked lower than him?

And on this one, it’s not even close. George of the Bungle wins in a landslide!

“Which of these eleven presidents we have had since World War II would you consider the worst president — Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush?”

1. George W. Bush (34%)
2. Richard Nixon (17%)
3. Bill Clinton (16%)
4. Jimmy Carter (13%)
5. Don’t Know/No Answer (5%)
6. Lyndon Johnson (4%)
7. George H. W. Bush (3%)
8. Ronald Reagan (3%)
9. Gerald Ford (2%)
10. Harry Truman (1%)
11. John Kennedy (1%)
12. Dwight Eisenhower (<1%)

jconservative

June 25th, 2010
8:37 am

None of the above.

Obama was actually elected President by 66 million voters. And like Bush 43, and the previous 42, he will be judged down the road after we have an opportunity to “digest” his body of work. We humans have been doing it this way for about 5000 years and I do not seeing us changing just for this guy.

Union

June 25th, 2010
8:38 am

had an interesting discussion at the table last night with some friends.. their youngest is 16 and going to summer school so she can graduate early and go to college.. anywho.. the discussion came up regarding obama.. and more specifically..what has he done? hc was the first thing out of my mouth.. she said no.. went to her room brought back some papers she was working on.. starting citing all the times he said wanted it.. but when it came right down to it.. he let everyone else decide and more or less just signed it..
so i ask you.. is this accurate.. and if that is the case.. what exactly has he done?

oh.. and happy friday.. be getting on plane in a bit for my home commute

larry

June 25th, 2010
8:38 am

Maybe its because the problems we have RIGHT NOW are a result of Bush and the republicans. Deregulation during that time was the main problem.

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
8:38 am

AmVet, it’s not that I want to sweep it under the rug. It’s all Democrats have talked about for the past 2 years. It seems like the DEMOCRATS are wanting to forget about the equally abysmal job Obama is doing and sweep THAT under the rug.

Rightwing Troll

June 25th, 2010
8:40 am

“Yawn. Get some new talking points.

You’re right peadawg, anybody that thinks this country and it’s economy was anything but hunky-dory in Jan 09, when Obama took office, is just nuts… Obama did all this, including a “Chicago style shake down” of the Bush whitehouse for the initial stimulus 6 months before the election, that wasn’t needed because the country was in fine shape thanks the the “greatest Americam president ever” (behind Raygun Ronnie), George W Bush….

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
8:41 am

“You’re right peadawg,”

Thank you.

SOUTHERN ATL

June 25th, 2010
8:41 am

Yawn. Get some new talking points.

George W. Bush one of the Best Presidents Ever…how’s that!!

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
8:43 am

“George W. Bush one of the Best Presidents Ever…how’s that!!”

I really hope that’s sarcasm!

SOUTHERN ATL

June 25th, 2010
8:45 am

“George W. Bush one of the Best Presidents Ever…how’s that!!”

It’s just an opinion…take it for what it’s worth??

jt

June 25th, 2010
8:45 am

Obama,

the best big Agri could buy.

And BP.

jt

June 25th, 2010
8:46 am

And big Pharma.

jt

June 25th, 2010
8:47 am

And big Defense.

Fred

June 25th, 2010
8:48 am

Dang, I expected to read some funny comments. Other than Wyld Byll it has been amazingly drab. The fanatical rhetoric isn’t even up to snuff yet. Must have been a hard week for everyone.

jt

June 25th, 2010
8:49 am

Trial Lawyers had a good return too.

jt

June 25th, 2010
8:49 am

Not to mention big labor.

Gator Joe

June 25th, 2010
8:52 am

Jay,
Combine the following: the inheritance of a nightmare scenario resulting from 2 poorly prosecuted, unpaid for wars and a failing economy, a Congress where Republican members’ only interest is in seeing the President fail, constant negative, irrational propaganda from Right Wing media and commentators aimed at a vulnerable audience, and finally throw in some old fashioned, ingrained bigotry. If President Obama succeeds, and I believe he will, it will be in spite of the aforementioned factors. Thankfully, he is president and not McCain, and certainly not Palin.

Union

June 25th, 2010
8:52 am

jt
June 25th, 2010
8:49 am

“Not to mention big labor.”

while obama has not come out and given the unions the billions they want.. “yet” there has been an unusual amount of union exemptions in a lot of bills going around..

Mayor McCheese

June 25th, 2010
8:53 am

Liberals rely on government because they can’t fend for themselves given the fact that they screwed around during their K-12 years and now don’t understand why a knowledge-based economy has left them behind. It’s your own darn fault so stop blaming GWB.

NRB2

June 25th, 2010
8:53 am

Anyone who looks to a politican, and/or the government to “make things better” or help improve their lives has to be mentally ill.

Democrats, and thier child-molestor counterparts in Washington (sometimes referred to as “congressman” or “senator) are nothing more children in adult bodies who seek an outside force to replace their parents.

This outside force is of course government.

Now, the idea of government itself isn’t an evil idea.

But it is populated by evil human beings.

In particular, congress and the senate are made up of child molestors, murderers, racists, crooks, liars, homosexual degenerates, and “fisting” fanatics.

These lowlives, if forced to work in the private sector, wouldn’t be qualified to clean out the spackle of a McDonalds on Buford Highway.

But here they are, making laws and regulating how we the people are to live.

Here they are, trying to tell us where to get our news from….how much of our money we’re allowed to keep…while they go off to Brazil to fist farm animals on our dime….or off to Thailand and grope children as Barney Frank is apt to do.

Yes. The child molestors/baby killers/crooks and liars in Washington may be held in high esteem by the mentally deranged Democrats, but they don’t fool me.

stands for decibels

June 25th, 2010
8:54 am

“Why do I have to vote for Kerry? Why can’t I vote for this guy?”

Oh, so it wasn’t just me, then?

.

.

(j/k, although BHO was certainly impressive in his national TeeVee debut.)

why not

June 25th, 2010
8:54 am

If Obama represents change then I would prefer to go back to Bush dollars. What Jimmy Carter did for Georgia we now see Obama doing for blacks. Obama is a bigger enemy to this country than terrorist or the old soviet union. I hope we can survive this socialist guy.

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr

June 25th, 2010
8:55 am

“George W. Bush one of the Best Presidents Ever” – TAHT IS REALITY.

He was dealt a very difficult hand:

Had to fight a treacherous, cunning, immoral enemy at evry turn and, twhen he was done fighting Pelosi and Reid, he had to deal with Al Qaeda, too.

The Democrats created such a horrible Frankenstein at Fannie and Freddie that while President Bush had been warning about and fighting against the GSEs, the effects of Fannie and Freddie drug down the economy.

Taxes were too high and the economy way over regulated, but, unfortunately, the regulators were incompetent. For eample, look at the derivatives business, every player was heavily regulated and the regulaotrs reviewed evry book of business, but the regulaotrs never understood and never had an independant view of the risk inherent in derivative transactions. they were the only ones with a global view, albeit. interagency, of the derivatives market, but they weren’t smart enough to ask the right questions, so they kicked the can down the road to an economic meltdown.

President Bush won the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and know Obama has snatched (possible) defeat from the jaws of victory in Afghanistan. Our efforts to establish democracy in the middle east, is the second most noble human endeavor, trailing only the perfect sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour.

The American public already views the Bush Presidency more favorably that the Obama Presidency. History will confirm President Bush as a great leader and a remarkable Christian man.

Todd

June 25th, 2010
8:56 am

Foxy Lady
Anytime the word “haters” is used it causes you to lose all credibility.

NRB2

June 25th, 2010
8:58 am

I have to post a correction, one of my lines should read as follows:

“These lowlives, if forced to work in the private sector, wouldn’t be qualified to clean out the spackle of a McDonalds TOILET on Buford Highway.”

I apologize if the original version of this sentence offended anyone.

Rightwing Troll

June 25th, 2010
8:58 am

This parasite liberal has NEVER taken a payment from the government and is currently working on his second degree. I’m neck deep in this knowledge-based economy.

It’s the “conservative” trailer trash you are speaking of. Uneducated and angry that Mexicans can and do work circles around thier worthless carcasses. They just don’t understand why either, of course if they ever got themselves off workers comp and put down thier celly’s long enough to put in a days worth of work, they might be able to compete…

stands for decibels

June 25th, 2010
8:59 am

From the linked blog:

Sadly, I no longer have the photo. Golly gee, I wish I did.

Comment by Josh Wretzel — June 23, 2010 @ 11:57 am

yeah, I’d be curious to see it too, although it’s probably funnier to imagine what must have been the aura of proto-dorkiness that sparked this running joke.

kayaker 71

June 25th, 2010
9:00 am

Rasmussen today….. only 27% of the electorate strongly approve of Bozo’s performance. 40% strongly disapprove and up to 65% either strongly disapprove or disapprove of the direction the country is heading. Harry Reid’s son seems to have dropped his last name from his campaign ads to avoid the association with good old Harry. Bozo looks to a Bush appointed general to pull his bacon out of the fire in Afghan….. the same general that Moveon. org called General Betrayus (for some reason the pictures of him on their website are gone). Bozo has retained Gates, a Bush appointee to run defense and given command of this mess in Afghan to someone that Bush appointed to turn the tide in Iraq. See any more derogatory ads in newspapers about Patreaus lately? Now he’s the golden boy because not a clue Bozo appointed him. Patraeus ought to tell all of those idiot liberals to shove it and file his papers to run against Bozo in 2012. Bozo usually buries his political opponents. He might be sorry that he didn’t bury this one.

stands for decibels

June 25th, 2010
9:01 am

“George W. Bush one of the Best Presidents Ever” – TAHT IS REALITY.

i COUDL NTO HAEV WRITTNE TI BETTRE MYSEFL!!!11!!

AmVet

June 25th, 2010
9:01 am

“It’s all Democrats have talked about for the past 2 years. It seems like the DEMOCRATS are wanting to forget about the equally abysmal job Obama is doing and sweep THAT under the rug.”

Hyperbolic rhetoric, but I get your point.

(BTW, mine is not. Show me one so-called, misnamed conservative who has spent more than about 8 seconds exploring, declaiming, analyzing or even acknowledging the serial debacles GWB et al left behind. Ain’t gonna happen. The MOST you’ll see, is this timid “Well, I didn’t agree with everything Bush did” ????? And they seem so flummoxed as to why nobody buys their new-found outrage and testicular fortitude.)

Peadawg, you know how I feel and what I have written about BHO. I voted against him and cannot in ten lifetimes, imagine doing otherwise. I have been quite gracious and given him a grade of C- to date.

Notwithstanding that their “base” is obviously and consistently clueless and/or delusional, at least with the craven neo-cons like Bush/Cheney/Rumsfled/Rove/Frist/DeLay ad nauseum, it was clear to many of us what we were getting – proven big time losers as evidenced by a long track record of being such.

Now the ever-conned are incensed because BHO pulled a Bush on his “base”. And ran as something he clearly is not – a liberal. He is just, as I predicted before his election, another pro-war, pro-crime, anti-working class corporatist, just this time in populist clothing.

And I will not spend much time defending his being GWB the Second, but I have also listed his numerous accomplishments in office. So, from that standpoint, as bad as he is, he is STILL an enormous upgrade from the colossal failure of an ahole that preceded him and left us in this collective shiitehole…

why not

June 25th, 2010
9:01 am

Bush cut taxes and multiple times sent extra money back to us during his 8 years.
Obama just wants more of our money, more power and more dependence on government. I hope we can all think about Independence in the coming weeks and months.

Rightwing Troll

June 25th, 2010
9:01 am

W and Rummy let the man who attacked us ride away on the back of a donkey..

Mission Accomplished! Greatest president ever!

Where’s ol Dusty when you need her?

Moderate Line

June 25th, 2010
9:02 am

AmVet

June 25th, 2010
8:36 am
Peadawg, we get it. It is a particularly sad refrain. You’d love to sweep the catastrophe called Bush/Cheney under the rug and just pretend his legacy and horrific results are no big deal. But he did such a spectacularly abysmal job, that he left the republic in a clusterf&ck of heretofore unseen proportions. The deadly damage those fake conservative buffoons left, ain’t gonna be cleaned up in a decade much less 18 months.
++++++++++++++++++++
So from your perspective he gets pass on job performance for ten years because things were so missed up. I don’think the American people will buy that one.

Plus the Democrats were in control of congress since Jan 2007.

I have seen allot of people take over jobs and blamed their predeccors for their problems but at some point people grow tired of the exsuses. All presidents who come after a president of another party blame their predessor. Reagan did it. Bush did it. Clinton did it.

But at some point people get tired of it.

At some point things will have to turn around or he will be out.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

June 25th, 2010
9:02 am

Well, I about spit out my grits when I read the first four words of Bookman’s headline. It about ruint my whole day. Then I read the last part and felt a little better. It’s hard being a redneck these days. You open up a newspaper and there’s a picture of a President and it’s one of Those People! What a disgrace for America!

Anyhow, it’s a good thing that pretzel didn’t get My President. We could of missed out on alot. Any fair-minded Southrener would put him right up there with George Washington. This Obama is a diffrent story. I get the urge to spit every time his name is mentioned. At least My President never throwed up on a Japanese prime minister’s shoe, like his Daddy did.

I would write more but Friday’s always a hard day for me. I got to get cracking on stocking up all the places or else y’all will have to listen to the weird music tonight cold stone sober. Anyhow, I don’t have none of them Conquests to right about, like Wyld Byll does. My guess is he plays with hisself a little and does alot of dreaming.

Have a good day everybody.

Keep up the good fight!

June 25th, 2010
9:04 am

There certainly seems to be a lot of cracks in Wyld Bulls wyld assertions….crack has to be the explanation. He’s got to be the unfunny Stephen Colbert doppelganer. Sure he tries to sound sincere but its sooo absurd you just have to shake your head.

But then when you have a blog heading like this you expect the trolls to flock…..

stands for decibels

June 25th, 2010
9:04 am

Rasmussen today….. only 27% of the electorate strongly approve

Keep clingin’ to that Rassy “Preznidenshul Approval Index” that they invented to gauge how effectively your black-ops folks are ginning up anti-Obama hatred.

Here’s a wee bit of actual perspective from that pinko organization Gallup:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/presidential-approval-tracker.htm

K-71, why don’t you tell us how was St. Ronnie of the Hair Dye doing 18 months into his first term?

USinUK

June 25th, 2010
9:05 am

“Liberals rely on government because they can’t fend for themselves given the fact that they screwed around during their K-12 years and now don’t understand why a knowledge-based economy has left them behind”

yay!!!

(speaking of “can’t fend for himself” … someone needs to point Mr. McFrommage towards one David Jungerman … )

Normal

June 25th, 2010
9:06 am

Stymied by GOP, Democrats at loss on jobs agenda…

Peadawg is right(go figure :) )…we need to talk about this.
The Party of No is sayingf “No Way” to the citizens who need the help from the the loss of jobs due to the GOP gaffes. GOP, Good American’s, good Christians, every one…just sayin’. :roll:

Moderate Line

June 25th, 2010
9:09 am

From DC Examiner:

The number of people who say they strongly relate to Obama as president has gone from 50 percent on Inauguration Day to 29 percent today, while the number of people who say they don’t really relate to him has gone from 8 percent then to 30 percent now

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Obama-and-Dems-heading-for-electoral-disaster-97115119.html#ixzz0rrzVvwuc

joan

June 25th, 2010
9:10 am

He is attempting to change this country into a third world country, where we are all equal in our poverty. he will only be happy when we are standing in line with our bowls for the government food that will be apportioned depending on how well connected you are to your local politician. The politicians, and eventually only a few politicians will run the whole show. Just like west Africa, where they live behind stone walls, have the only electricity in the country fed into their complex, and shoot anyone who tries to take a photo of them. Tell me it ain’t so. But given the heavy handedness of this man he is no clown. He is a disaster. And the American public better not give up its guns because they may be the last ability we have to hold back confiscation of everything we have.

Chris D.

June 25th, 2010
9:10 am

Too bad the joke is on us when it comes to Barack Obama

joan

June 25th, 2010
9:11 am

The only people who strongly relate to this idiot are women holding WIC cards –behind one yesterday at WalMart. Two kids in the cart, and pregnant with the third, big and fat besides–and she is using welfare stamps to buy food. Why is she worth feeding? She is just a brood sow.

USinUK

June 25th, 2010
9:12 am

“Tell me it ain’t so”

tell you? no, but you might want to have a chat with your psychiatrist … I’m sure he can recommend something that might help …

quakes

June 25th, 2010
9:12 am

He is absolutely a walking punchline. This guy couldn’t lead a group of fat kids to the buffet, let alone a country. He is incompetent, inexperienced at everything and more importantly angry at the United States and wants to make sure it pays for whatever he thinks they did in his little warped, one-track Marxist mind.

And thank goodness the GOP finally had the balls to stand up to this idiotic spending spree the kooks are continuing to ram down our throats. Instead of throwing billions of dollars we don’t have at the unemployed, why don’t we actually CREATE jobs by letting the private sector do what they do best, which is CREATE jobs!!!

USinUK

June 25th, 2010
9:13 am

“Why is she worth feeding? ”

well, gosh … too bad you guys don’t like Death Panels – I’m sure they’d be mighty handy in that type of situation …

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
9:13 am

Normal @ 9:06

We can’t afford it. Sorry. Take in more money that your spend. Basic fundamentals of finance.

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
9:15 am

BTW Normal, 1 democrat voted no and 2 others didn’t vote. Quit blaming the republicans for everything.

I'm just sayin'...

June 25th, 2010
9:16 am

Folks, the current President did not inherit the mess blindly. He fought for it tooth and nail. He doesn’t get a pass by pretending he didn’t know what the job entails.

BigJake

June 25th, 2010
9:17 am

Certainly no superhero, and possibly a clown, but more importantly, a real threat to the freedoms and liberties our forefathers wished for, our service men and women have died for, and every hard-working, tax-paying American has the right to expect as fruits of their labors. His socialist policies have the potential to ruin, for generations to come, the way of life that we have worked for, prayed for, and died for.

Sick of Repubs

June 25th, 2010
9:18 am

Since the President is failing this country and doing such a horrific job, what can YOU die hard republicans do to make things better? Remember NO is not a choice.

Matti

June 25th, 2010
9:19 am

joan: “She is just a brood sow.”

The more mean, nasty, ugly things you say about other women, the more beautiful and desirable you become.

AmVet

June 25th, 2010
9:19 am

So from your perspective he gets pass on job performance for ten years because things were so missed up. I don’think the American people will buy that one.

?????

Where in Neptune’s name did you come up with that one? But an excellent try at speaking for me.

I have seen allot of people take over jobs and blamed their predeccors (sic) for their problems but at some point people grow tired of the exsuses (sic).

Interesting, but not useful.

At some point things will have to turn around or he will be out.

Agreed, and at least you ended up with a cogent point.

BADA BING

June 25th, 2010
9:19 am

I am not for or against obama, my problem with him is one of perception. He doesn’t seem like a real person, but a comp generated image much like Max Headroom (?) of the 80’s. I think that it is because of the media hype/histeria that created him. All of the op-art, Che posters and Tshirts you see everywhere. Does anyone else feel like this?

Keep up the good fight!

June 25th, 2010
9:20 am

If President Bush and Vice President Cheney were still in the sadlle, this Deepwater Horizon would have been finished a long time ago. They would have helped the nation rather than being held hostage by labor union interests and accepted help from the Netherlands and, with a high degree of certainty, the message would have been clear to Halliburton, “Fiox this now, no matter the cost.” Those are the things a President who isn’t encumbered by special interests the way Obama is, can get things done

Why oh why do Bush and Cheney hate America so much that they won’t help? They and they alone have the solutions to the Gulf disaster. They kept us safe from oil during their 8 years. Why are these superheros, so loved by real Americans and so very popular, speaking out so loud and clear on how to solve this and being ignored I must have heard them speak out on every channel last night….Oh wait…no. Cheney hates America so much he wont even call Halliburton.

Peadawg

June 25th, 2010
9:20 am

“what can YOU die hard republicans do to make things better?”

I’ve said it before. Bring the troops home. Cut SS/Medicare/Medicare/Food stamps abuse/fraud. That’d be a good starting point to balance the f’ing checkbook.

USinUK

June 25th, 2010
9:20 am

Sick – 9:19 …

three … two … one …

TAX BREAKS FOR EVERYONE!!!

Piney Woods Larry

June 25th, 2010
9:20 am

Obama is not a joke. He, and the Democrats who march to his music, are doing an excellent job. It is just too bad that Obama’s job is the total and complete destruction of America.