2014 Election; All About Obama

2014 October 28
by bc3b

Just as George W. Bush’s name didn’t appear on the ballot in 2006, Barack Obama’s won’t in 2014. But, just as the 2006 election was a repudiation of Bush43, the 2014 election is a repudiation of Barack Obama.

Virtually every Republican running is trying to associate his/her opponent with Barack Obama. Many Americans, including Obama’s former supporters, view 2014 as their last chance to vote against Obama.

In other news, Obama has played nearly as many rounds of golf since 2009 as Tiger Woods.

America is so over Obama. In 2008, the media and a majority of the voters were head-over-heels in love with the man who told them that “yes, we can” overcome war and recession.

By 2012, the amour had cooled but they were willing to give four more years to the guy who was – if nothing else – way hotter than Mitt Romney.

But now it’s 2014 and the passion is totally gone. Obama is the withholding boyfriend who knows that he’s probably on the way out and is just sending the odd friendly text message from the golf course. If this relationship-breakdown metaphor seems a little strained consider this:Barack Obama is close to having played more rounds of golf since 2009 than Tiger Woods.

America would happily kick him to the curb, but he can’t run again in 2016 – so these midterm elections are the chance to send a message of complaint.

The Republicans won’t get a landslide (for reasons I’ll touch upon later), but if they do perform well then it’s worth noting that voters aren’t just being petty and spiteful to the President and his party. They have sound reasons to be angry about the Democrat record. It’s true that unemployment has fallen to its lowest point since Obama took office, but that’s actually coincided with a collapse in his approval ratings: joblessness has dipped below 6 per cent, but 53 per cent of Americans think Obama is doing a bad job with the economy.

The reason? Quality of life is poor. Starting at the very bottom, poverty levels point to stagnation. In January 2009 the poverty rate stood at 14.3 per cent. It rose to around 15 per cent and then fell back down in 2013 to 14.5 per cent (but the actual number of those in poverty remained the same from 2012). Things are worse for black Americans, whose poverty rate has risen in that same period from 25.8 per cent to 27.2 per cent.

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Hat tip: Telegraph (UK)

25 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 October 28 9:47 am
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    mulletover permalink

    The electorate may be over obama.

    That being said, the next two years, and particularly, the next two months, he will be at his most dangerous.

  2. 2014 October 28 10:15 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Australia issues blanket travel ban on visa holders from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

    http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/us-health-ebola-australia-idINKBN0IH05120141028

    A nation that cares about it people.

  3. 2014 October 28 10:38 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Seen the Drudge lede? — SHOCK VIDEO: BLACKS TURN ON DEMS
    ‘THEY ARE ABUSING US’

  4. 2014 October 28 10:52 am
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    bc3b permalink

    If blacks think they have been screwed by Obama to date, just wait until executive amnesty.

  5. 2014 October 28 11:32 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    By UPI Staff | Oct. 26, 2014

    STETTIN, Wis., Oct. 26 (UPI) — A small Wisconsin town sent an armored vehicle and 24 armed officers to collect a civil fine from a 75-year-old man.

    Roger Hoeppner is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit after authorities came out in force to collect an $80,000 civil fine stemming from property disputes.

    Marathon County Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Bean says the armored vehicle was only sent to the property because Hoeppner initially refused to come out of his house.

    “I’ve been involved in about five standoff situations where, as soon as the MARV [Marathon County Response Vehicle] showed up, the person gives up,” Bean told the Milwaukee-Wisconson Journal Sentinel. “People may not always understand why, but an armored vehicle is almost a necessity now.”

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/10/26/Armored-vehicle-se

    “It’s a necessity now”… Because people aren’t as intimidated as they used to be by the old shows of force. Every once in a while, we have to remind them the real reason that they pay taxes. Because we can kill them.

    Pulling a gun on your wife in a disagreement is likely to end with you winning the argument. But it isn’t healthy, it is amoral, she will hate you, and someone will eventually always die.

  6. 2014 October 28 11:49 am
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    justrand permalink

    WEC: “Pulling a gun on your wife in a disagreement is likely to end with you winning the argument. But it isn’t healthy, it is amoral, she will hate you, and someone will eventually always die.”

    I wouldn’t even win the argument…my wife’s a better shot than I am! (But she’d know she was in a fight!). 🙂

  7. 2014 October 28 12:39 pm
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    IndyOldMan44 permalink

    The (R)’s have offered nothing! I would not be surprised to see (D) hold the Senate. If nothing else the (R)’s have shown that they hate the conservative people in the party. I agree with (1) we ain’t see nothing yet. Obee and Senate have also most two month to put the final nail in the coffin!

  8. 2014 October 28 12:48 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Just putting Harry Reid out to pasture is enough for me this time

  9. 2014 October 28 3:10 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    The list that Republicans are using to destroy the Democrats — http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2011/06/president-barack-obamas-complete-list.html — Oh wait! No they are not. Wonder why??

    Voters would like to know.

  10. 2014 October 28 3:15 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Whether to call your commanding officer “sir” or “ma’am.” According to the William Institute, a think tank at UCLA that addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues: “About 15,500 transgender people are serving in the military.” Service members are not permitted to take hormones to change their gender, but some have done so anyway. Things are getting pretty comical right now, especially regarding the use of restrooms, as this article shows. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has indicated that he is open to studying the transgender ban in the military. I predict that the military will lift the ban and be flooded with people who want to change their genders—at taxpayer expense of course.

    Is this what it will take for Christians to end their love affair with the military? Too bad that the military bombing and killing people all over the world is not enough.”

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/the-newest-problem-in-the-military/

  11. 2014 October 28 3:24 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    A realistic view of government, politics and “elections” (aka deceptions):

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/re-the-speech/

    “I was enjoying a drink at the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel with one of Goldwater’s advisors. I asked: “now that Goldwater has the nomination, let us suppose that he gets elected president. What do you think he would do to begin cutting back on federal government power?” “What do you mean?,” my acquaintance answered. I reminded him of Goldwater’s book, “The Conscience of a Conservative,” wherein he proposed eliminating a few government programs (federal involvement in education being one area). The other man answered: “don’t be absurd: if Goldwater gets elected president, the most we would hope to accomplish would be to slow down the rate of growth of government.”

    This conversation helped to confirm the sentiments to which I was already becoming more firmly attracted. I went back home; walked away from any delusional thinking about “cleaning up the whorehouse;” and never looked back.”

    But hey……”ya gotta vote”……so says the Master at the great white plantation house in DC!

  12. 2014 October 28 6:01 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Personally I think blacks and hispanics will just sit it out. Pretty much like us honkey’s did in 2012.

  13. 2014 October 28 6:15 pm
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    mulletover permalink

  14. 2014 October 28 7:27 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Sounds like a nail biter mullet.

  15. 2014 October 28 7:56 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    Maybe, but we got a lot of illegals that don’t poll well. Momentum might be with Tillis, but fraud usually wins.

  16. 2014 October 28 7:59 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    I. Am. Exhausted. Quarterlies are sucking my will to live…but I only have 3 more clients, and I’m done! Yay! Saw Rick Perry at the Reagan Library last night- he was amazing! I love it there so much. TLS and I saw Scott Walker there in a similar venue, and it’s the way to go, I tell ya! Dinner and a show. Good stuff.

  17. 2014 October 28 8:28 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JM –

    Did Perry remember all three of the three federal departments he wanted to eliminate?

  18. 2014 October 28 8:40 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    As amazing as he was, he did rely quite heavily on his notes. He has a ways to go…but he beats the pants off the won.

  19. 2014 October 28 9:39 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    A tad alarmist — http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2014/10/who-comes-to-jesus-we-have-liftoff.html — But scary enough if even by half the numbers discussed.

    If the growth curve as depicted is accurate, our troops are involved in a lost cause. They could not build facilities fast enough. And of course there is the issue that there are no medicals to staff them.

  20. 2014 October 29 1:14 am
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    Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.
    By RON NIXONOCT. 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON — In a rare public accounting of its mass surveillance program, the United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations.

    The number of requests, contained in a 2014 audit of the surveillance program by the Postal Service’s inspector general, shows that the surveillance program is more extensive than previously disclosed and that oversight protecting Americans from potential abuses is lax.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/us/us-secretly-monitoring-mail-of-thousands.html

  21. 2014 October 29 1:38 am
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    R’s *should* be running away with most of these races in the given environment and the only question should be would they hold a senate majority > 5, instead they struggling to even pull off a slim majority and it’s no wonder why. I’ve seem Dem commentators sort of bring up this mantra in recent days along the lines of “perhaps we may lose the senate but republicans are so farked up that it shouldn’t even be in any doubt that we lose the senate” in order to cover for their own party, but the truth is they are right, it should be an absolute blow out but that’s not what’s happening.

    Yet another wasted opportunity to coalesce and go on the offense by the R party in this 2014 cycle, and they sure as hell don’t have the TP or conservative candidates to blame anything on this time around.

  22. 2014 October 29 2:24 am
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    We really need to stop calling it “election day” in so many states it’s really now “election month”.

    For example here are some states and approximate % vote totals already cast\received:
    AR: 25%
    CO (now a mostly mail state): 36%
    FL: 36%
    GA: 20%
    IA: 29%
    LA: 15%
    MT: 36%
    NV: 26%
    NM: 21%
    NC: 17%
    OR (all mail): 30%
    TN: 24%
    TX: 19%
    WA: 22%

  23. 2014 October 29 6:04 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    22,

    Yep. Fact I intend to vote today. Just want to avoid the long lines next week.

  24. 2014 October 29 6:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    The agent who brought forth the SS prostitute scandal — http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/197404/#respond — is himself caught in a John’s sweep. Clamed up, ain’t answering questions.

    We need to start locking people up. Till we do, the likes of this guy, Holder, Lerner they won’t squeal. They feel no consequences for their actions, because we have not taken any. That’s shame on us.

  25. 2014 October 29 11:09 am
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    I don’t think the person in question should be in jail if the allegations are true, however I do think he should not be allowed to be a SS agent or any other type of agent for that mater, but that’s different that putting someone in jail.

    “Nieland is said to have resigned after he refused to answer questions from the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general’s office. ”

    OK, well he solved the “action” issue\problem himself.

    “Nieland said that the allegations were untrue in a statement to the Times. As of Tuesday, he had not been charged in connection with the incident.”

    Keep in mind that perhaps said allegations are untrue and this was a form of payback for his own “unapproved” disclosures, I not saying they’re untrue, I’m just saying I wouldn’t put it past this administration or really the entrenched interests involved in DHS in general to extract payback upon him (real or fabricated)- just as the links ending comment wonders.

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