"The organization doesn´t exist without belief in the candidate," White House senior adviser David Plouffe told Politico after November´s election. "They turned out for Barack Obama. It was all because of him." "All because of him." That comment may sting the hundreds of Democratic candidates who spent countless hours working on their own campaigns, but it is also probably true. Obama is a fantastically popular political figure whose personal connection with voters led to record turnout among many demographics. But Obama´s appeal probably will not last much beyond 2016, if it even lasts that long.
This reinforces my belief that a charismatic charlatan can fool some of the people some of the time, but once the Ear Leader, the TelePrompTer Of The United States is not out to pontificate with the reverb while turning his head from side to side, is no longer on the ballot, you´re not gonna see the turnout for the Hildabeest [even if she slims down and buys a bottle of Prell].
As noted, Katy Perry isn´t gonna wear that skintight dress for unemployment benefit extensions [but I can dream, can´t I?]
The worst part of this whole situation is the far left used to be a minor contingentof the desm and now they´ve taken over the entire party which means it´s highly unlikely they throw Obamaoverboard,no matter how much worse he and the country gets.To me,there´s no question Obama would have lost if he was a hite liberal,so his race is what really saved him more than anything.The left also worships the fact that Obama is willing to spend any amount of money so even if they don´t get anything in the short term,there´s always tomorrow.
The republicans have now been universally labelled the party of obstruction,the protectors of the super rich,religious zealots and gun nuts.
Minorities used to be somewhat containable in general elections but so many are being waved in now,it´s almost impossible to keep up with the numbers. What fascinates me is black turnout went up in 2008 and 2012 despite the growth rate on blacks being flatlined for quite a while now.
Then you have the emerging group think people coming out of HS and into college for even more brainwashing,all paid for by you and me.
Well, you have the supporters who have been dumb-downed by pop culture, the supporters who get their voting orders from their unions, the supporters who enjoy their crony capitalism, the supporters who want to save the planet and kill the unborn, the supporters who vote for him because it is cool, the supporters who support gay marriage, the supporters who are black, hispanic, and Asian, the supporters who are Jewish, the supporters who are Muslims, and the supporters who rabidly agree with his political philosophy. I don´t see any of the aforementioned groups bailing on him. Even when the economy tanks, the media will make sure that the Republicans get the blame. Obama could eat a dead baby on live TV, and his supporters would glowingly comment on his exquisite table manners.
The first paragraph says Obama is fantastically popular and has a great personal connection. These are ridiculous statements though they´ll help sell the false narrative especially by an alleged conservative. Carroll has recently shown signs of Beltway addiction, ie that he believes what Beltway media believe. First, it´s not true. Whatever connection people have for him is strictly that which has been sold 24/7 by the media or chit chatting on the view. In other words they know nothing about him, have no idea how much worse he´s made their lives. His popularity consists of the media, 70 percent of all single women, most people under the age of 30, most blacks, most public sector union members, most career academics, and some Beltway GOP such as John Boehner. These same people would believe any far left candidate was good. As long as Fox News exists and and has Bush people guarding the door, we´ll be prevented from getting the candidate we need to win.
Popular? I just don´t get it. But then what´s not to love, he´s lazy, arrogant, spends our money like there is no tomorrow, has communist style dictator tendencies. leans toward the Muslim brotherhood, and likes his male friends who are in touch with their feminine side. Maybe we will run for president again, who knows with this guy.
´They´ didn´t come to vote for him. They came to defend their free ride on the gravy train. A majority of the voters clearly possess an infantile preference for dessert over spinach. Zippy has always been cunning enough to recognize and exploit that and his opponents have been uniformly obliging.
This article may be right if you are Black. But it´s unlikely the Democrat Party will offer another Black candidate when Obama´s term is up. That will change voter turnout in Black communities quite a bit. As far as the rest of those who voted for him, they are mindless lemmings whose brains have been conditioned by the media and marketing. People who say, "he´s a nice man". Where do they get that? They don´t know him. They know nothing about him. They bought what the media was selling, this time it was Obama, like they would the latest kitchen gadget or jewelry from QVC. The media has portrayed him as famous, caring, cool, hip, anti-rich, articulate, smart, fighting for equality, a loving family man, healthful, fit, youthful and whole host of other positive things that the media knew would they could sell to the public. He is none of these things. He is a lying, narcissistic, Marxist, politician who puts himself and his cronies about America. If he were still in Africa, and had the opportunity, he would be another dictator while the people of his nation starved to death.
Someone in the Obeyme campaign saw the untapped voters who simply don´t bother or care to vote. New technology found a lot of them and used extended voting to literally drag them to the polls. Free phones, anyone?
It took 100,000 ´volunteers´ and paid staff, a month in some cases, but it paid off in the swing states.
Certainly some blatant voter fraud, but even John Fund hasn´t sounded that alarm post election. Mostly this soft fraud/bribery/coersion, IMHO.
Thanks God for off-year elections, but RNC peeps better take notice, because Obeyme´s paid staff will try to turn out as many as they can in 2014. The author predicts it won´t work without Obeyme on the ticket, but we can´t take that for granted.
There is hope - over the holidays I had some of my lib relatives in & I braced for lots of "I-toldja! We won! We run things from now on!" and I didn´t hear ANY of it. Even my rabid lib SIL seems rather subdued by current events because despite BO´s re-election, her prospects haven´t improved & she knows that her taxes are going up. She even politely asked my advice about a business venture she is considering. I think it is a good sign when a lib (who works PT in the education field) considers going into business for herself. I can think of no better way to get a convert to conservatism!
Republican candidates for any office have to be willing to defend conservatives and take the media jackals and liberal machine head on. Newt had the right idea, just too much personal baggage. I don´t see this person on the horizon yet. Michelle Bachman is closest. But the Mr. Nice Guy strategy clearly isn´t working and the RINO contingent in the party who think they have the right to choose the candidates needs to be eliminated. I don´t look for any blowouts in 2014. They haven´t learned their lesson yet which is rather clear by the ridiculous negotiating they are doing with Obama.
#12 Amen. The armchair Congressmen on the right ( Limbaugh , his mini me Hannity , Levin and Ingraham ) who are too lazy and don´t have the guts to actually run for office, have consistently run down and belittled Republicans and our nominee since GHW Bush . Their goal is to keep their audience , not promote conservatism or Republicans , so they must keep both the left and the right in a state of constant agitation , which Limbaugh has been doing for 20 years. He hated GHW Bush, Bob Dole, George W Bush , McCain and Romney . In fact, in February 2008, Limbaugh told Howard Kurtz in an interview ( " Limbaugh on McCain : It´s Better To Be Right All The Time " ) that if McCain became our nominee, he hoped that Obama would win the election. Limbaugh rarely gets his facts straight nor does he keep his audience properly informed . Prager, Hewitt , Bennett and some others are much better hosts and light years more grounded and informative. The constant attacks on Boehner from the right wing talkers, many of them based on falsehoods and ignorance , only help Obama. And their ratings. FOX News is too much fluff and can´t compete with the 24 /7 agitprop coming from the powerful MSM. The reports of it´s death were obviously premature .
First Hitler was popular and German citizens were stupid and unpopular if they didn´t agree with him. We know how that progressed to arrests for those who opposed him . Wonder how this will ´progress´ ?
And furthermore, equality before the law is not evidenced in graduated income tax. For good or ill, That´s not fair and if it weren´t so ingrained in our society might be seen to be the unconstitutional meaasure it is.
Obama isn´t really up to the job, but sure likes campainging.
Start to focus on things like those $90K jobs in oil field in South Dakota, and how they can be replicated in places like California. How half of our children aren´t even going to college so where are the good jobs for them? And how the liberal Democrats are stoping them thru their friends in the environmental law.
Start chipping away at the edges and appealing to these new revenue streams that would pay for teachers, police and fire that the Democrats are against.
No. 4 and 9. Exactly. 26 states contracted with a company in Spain to count the votes electronically. Votes were transmitted to Spain, ´counted´, and the fake results sent back to the U.S. Anyone who thinks that those who gave us the Kennedy assasination through fast and furious to Benghazi gate are not capable of this massive fraud then I submit that Kennedy was not shot but died instead of a massive stroke.
Since our democratized republic is well along the path to failure, the only thing left might be to prepare for the political upheaval that will be necessary to wrest control from the uninformed, dead, non-existent, or bloodsucking unproductive voters that have triumphed the last few cycles. No matter how charismatic a leader we get on the conservative side, the power corrupted media will destroy them in the eyes of the aforementioned. I am sorry to say so, but I don´t see a pleasant or "democratic" way out of this. Studying history, it appears to me the last bastion of hope for our survival lies in our ability to protect ourselves and our families, an ability under attack as we speak.
I´m with 12 and 25. We, ourselves, have weakened Boehner´s hand with our scorn and lack of support. We want our representatives to do wonders for us and when they can´t we wash our hands of them and refuse to donate to the RNC until they can. I hope the ones I am talking about enjoy what they have done when we lose the House of Representatives.
#41, I respectfully disagree with you. What possible scenario do you think Boehner could do that Obama won´t veto or Reid will allow to go to the floor? That´s right - keep bashing Boehner and the Republicans and you´ll have more people convinced. Probably on our side only.
No, it isn´t. I´m sorry, you guys, but time to tether yourselves to reality again.
Just got done with family holidays. No one is on the "take". Obamas are respected by parental levels and adored by newly politicized teen relatives - Michelle is worshiped so much that, frankly, even beyond politics, it´s a little creepy.
If you think it´s over or getting over, I invite you to watch 2012´s Kennedy Center honors.
Who in the MSM is going to tarnish zippy´s image? He will have to insult one of the big boys or girls for that to happen. Until they turn on him, he is golden. Give it away, and they will come--and come they did to give this mental midget another 4 long years to beat us down.
people did not vote on merit. they voted on skin color, party affiliation, envisioned free stuff, whatever. people would not vote for a team because of the aforementioned reasons but on playing ability.
I disagree with those Boehner supporters! What could he have done? For starters he could have stood for those principles of the Constitution we say we hold dear! Who cares if you get re-elected or are loved by the Democrats? But that is the rub, no? Might hurt his "career!"
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