August 7, 2010

"I miss nothing more than just driving right along Lake Shore Drive. I would love to hop in a convertible right now."

Obama's lament. (One hopes Michelle, who's been vacationing, conspicuously, without him, doesn't take that the wrong way.)

50 comments:

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

The only thing he REALLY misses is the blind,unwavering, adulation that he had received his entire affirmative action life.

You can see, barry's not having fun anymore... he wants out.

And I want him out.

Brian J. said...

Just him and his mind and Lake Shore Drive, tomorrow is another day.

shoutingthomas said...

Driving along Lake Shore Drive is great. I'm going to be there soon for a Cubs' game.

You know, I'm not a political fan of Obama, but I do wish he would succeed in his presidency. It would be a good thing for black people, and it would cut the legs out from under the race baiters and hustlers.

What I do find unacceptable in the Obama people is the constant refrain: "If you don't agree with us, you're a racist."

This is inexcusable. They can't seem to stop themselves.

Lem said...

Now we know the answer first asked here - What is he (Obama) thinking ;)

Althouse, ahead of the curve.

edutcher said...

One of our stalwart commenters is joined by Roger Simon in the belief The Zero is doing all he can to get out of his job.

Sure looks like it. Of course, he may be impeached before then.

Greg Hlatky said...

A convertible? More like he needs a semi to hold his ego.

AllenS said...

Sounds like Barack could really use a vacation.

Mick said...

shoutingthomas said,

"You know, I'm not a political fan of Obama, but I do wish he would succeed in his presidency. It would be a good thing for black people, and it would cut the legs out from under the race baiters and hustlers."


We should all wish for Obama to fail, and miserably. His aim is to break America down, in order to build it back up in a Globalistic Utopia. He has been installed to destroy the sovereignty of We the People (he is the ideal candidate for this, since he possesses little attachment or allegiance). Anyone who argues that "if you want Obama to fail, you want America to fail, is engaging in a typical strawman argument of the left, by connecting something true with something is not true. Yes I want Obama to fail, and in failing America will win. He is not a Natural Born Citizen (his father was NEVER a citizen) and will be unseated, either by Quo Warranto or by having to prove his eligibility in the next election. The Constitution will win.

shoutingthomas said...

We should all wish for Obama to fail, and miserably. His aim is to break America down, in order to build it back up in a Globalistic Utopia.

Even if all of this were true (and it's pretty debatable), the American democracy is remarkably resilient. We've survived plenty, and we'll survive Obama.

Sure looks like it. Of course, he may be impeached before then.

Please don't wish for this. You can't imagine what a nightmare that would be.

The ethics violations will pile up the longer Obama is in office. At some point, the question of where that 3/4 billion in campaign funds came from will start to creep into the conversation.

Obama is definitely dirty. Don't wish for impeachment of our first black president. You cannot imagine the havoc that would create. It would be a nightmare.

Mick said...

shoutingthomas,

So he doesn't have to comply w/ the USC because he is "black". I thought he was post racial? He is not a Natural Born Citizen because he was born subject to the jurisdiction of Britain, he doesn't qualify. Doesn't matter if he is black, white or purple. The 25th Amendment and Congress's designation of the District Code of Washington DC's Quo Warranto section provide the mechanism for removing him. Fear of Racial or civil unrest cannot be used as an excuse to turn a blind eye to A2S1C5. We survived civil strife before, and we will survive it again. Though the heavens shall fall.
WHERE does it say that anyone born in the US is a Natural Born Citizen, eligible to be POTUS (i.e SCOTUS or US Statute)? HINT: Nowhere.
The debate about "birthright citizenship" is getting awfully close to the fact of his ineligibility.
In due time....

Fen said...

22% Unemployment

DHOTUS has no class.

Andrea said...

Well let's make sure that he doesn't get another term -- that way he'll be able to go back to driving a convertible along Lake Shore Drive whenever he wants.

lemondog said...

Hopefully his wish comes true on 1/20/13.

MayBee said...

Maybe he could try being nice to GW Bush. Then he could go to Crawford and drive around Bush's ranch, like Bush did.

AllenS said...

Unfortunately, when Obama goes for his drive, there will be Secret Service vehicles in front of, on both sides of, and in back of his vehicle.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Only a few Secret Service vehicles? If only! They'll close the entire road down.

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Rialby said...

He does not want to be POTUS any longer. I am guessing he will bow out of the 2012 election and will blame his failure and unwillingness to run on us.

Kirby Olson said...

He sounds like the president of BP, "I just want my life back."

danielle said...

i dont get how one plans a vacation to be away from your incredibly busy -- and probably quite stressed out -- husband on his birthday.

edutcher said...

shoutingthomas said...

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Sure looks like it. Of course, he may be impeached before then.

Please don't wish for this. You can't imagine what a nightmare that would be.

...

Don't wish for impeachment of our first black president. You cannot imagine the havoc that would create. It would be a nightmare.


At what point in our development are black people going to be expected to grow up and understand that, when one of "their own" misbehaves, he/she is going to have to stand before the law like anyone else without "the community" throwing a tantrum?

I realize this sort of behavior has been inculcated into them by Leftist media and academic types, race hustlers, and self-seeking Democrat politicians, but it's about time for it to end.

Not picking a fight, shout. I know what you're trying to say, but I've been watching black people soil their own nest with these fomented riots all my life. It's just getting a little old that we have groups who think they can write their own set of rules.

EDH said...

Maybe this explains why, instead, he is driving all of us to the poor house?

Kirby Olson said...

Rangel and Obama were driving along the South Shore of Chicago when they passed a hitchhiker.

"That's Patrick Mugabe!" Rangel said.

"No, it's Baby Doc Duvalier!" Obama said.

"No, it's Eldridge Cleaver!" Rangel said.

"Oh, well, I would have stopped for Mugabe or Duvalier, but Cleaver turned Republican, so we don't want to be associated with him," said Obama.

And they drove on.

PatCA said...

Aw, poor Bams. :(

Dust Bunny Queen said...

While I hate Obama and everything he stands for and everything he wants to do...this made me for the first time feel a bit sorry for him.

It must be terrible to never be able to be alone. To never be able to take a drive in your own car and just enjoy the scenery.

Moment over.....if he were out of there and never was President in the first place, he could drive his damned convertable.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Don't wish for impeachment of our first black president. You cannot imagine the havoc that would create. It would be a nightmare.

Worse than the nightmare we are living in now and will be living in for the next 30 years?

It will never happen, however, because as someone (who shall remain nameless lest it bring out all the wackjobs) said....they don't have the cojones to impeach Obambi.

traditionalguy said...

Frankly, Obama, like your wife, I don't give a damn what you say anymore.

janemariemd said...

The childishness of this man amazes me! He's going to be able to take that drive eventually I believe: doesn't Secret Service coverage of former Presidents end eventually? I think that was decided for the most recent Presidents. Of course, I think they get a pension at our expense forever.

shoutingthomas said...

My comment that I want Obama to "succeed" has been dramatically misinterpreted.

By succeed, I mean that I want him to leave office honorably, having done his best. I want him to leave office without facing major ethics charges. I want black people to feel that he was treated fairly and honorably.

That's it. I don't mean that I want his programs to succeed.

When I talk about the "havoc" impeachment would cause, I'm not speaking of race riots, although that probably would occur.

I'm talking about creating a cycle of revenge politics that will last for decades. For those of you who are too young to remember, the fall of Richard Nixon led to a decades long cycle of revenge politics that culminated in the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

I'm not saying that Clinton didn't deserve it. He did.

We just don't need to be dragged down into the politics of revenge. The impeachment of Obama would lead to that, and that would be far worse than race riots, which would end in a short time.

And, I'm afraid that Obama is very dirty, and that the dirt will be revealed the longer he is in office.

It's a very dangerous situation.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Why can't he drive around Camp David? How did George W. Bush get around his ranch? Did someone drive him all the time? Did Bush-41 ride his speed boats while president? Didn't Regan ride horses when he was home? Bush-43 rode a bicycle. Is it the driving, specifically, or the freedom and control? Surely he has some option.

He's taking away a lot of freedoms and choices from Americans. Maybe this is a teachable moment.

Toy

edutcher said...

shoutingthomas said...

...

I'm talking about creating a cycle of revenge politics that will last for decades. For those of you who are too young to remember, the fall of Richard Nixon led to a decades long cycle of revenge politics that culminated in the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

I never saw the impeachment of Willie as revenge for Nixon. Maybe others did, but I don't recall a lot of that sentiment. The election of '00 is a different story, of course, and, The Lefties being what they are, yes, that isn't done by any means.

Trooper York said...

Obama could stab Sarah Palin on the front lawn of the White House and he wouldn't be impeached.

You have to be kidding.

Trooper York said...

The mainstream media would just say she deserved it.

There is nothing he could do that would result in his impeachment.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

Michelle Obama has told Barack that she is done with him and will divorce him once he is no longer the first half-black president. He cheated on her, has admitted it to her, and that's why she keeps vacationing without him.

The media, of course, are aware that Obama has cheated on Michelle, but out of loyalty to him, and following Bill Clinton's impeachment, they've decided they simply don't want to cover the explosive story.

Michelle Obama cannot stand Barack Obama and that's why she is vacationing without him with her daughter. It's why she is taking advantage of the American taxpayer while everyone else is searching for a job. She really doesn't care if he gets re-elected. She does not want to be seen in public with Barack Obama.

Trooper York said...

The problem is going to be that if there is a Republican Congresss who will not bow down to his leftish agenda, he will racialize it in a very dangerous way.

shoutingthomas said...

There is nothing he could do that would result in his impeachment.

Ooooh, Trooper York.

A general rule of my life is that...

Whenever anybody says that they are certain that something cannot happen in the future...

That something is almost certain to occur.

I hope you're right.

shoutingthomas said...

The problem is going to be that if there is a Republican Congresss who will not bow down to his leftish agenda, he will racialize it in a very dangerous way.

Well, that's already happening, and I'm not sure that it can get any worse.

The by now patented response to any criticism of the Obama administration is:

"You're a racist who hates black men."

Obama isn't saying this directly, but his lieutenants are.

Trooper York said...

The media will cover up any crime and misdeamor he might commit. Not that I think he would do such a thing but he would walk away from it.

I mean they cover up for the likes of John Edwards so just imagine what they would sweep under the rug for the Big O.

Trooper York said...

Policy differances will not result in an impeachment. But being twarted will lead to an even more poisonous political climate as he scrambles like a crab in a bucket.

The Big O doesn't take being denied well. It is not going to be pretty. Not one bit.

shoutingthomas said...

The media will cover up any crime and misdeamor he might commit. Not that I think he would do such a thing but he would walk away from it.

What if the "thing" is already done?

Where did the 3/4 billion come from?

How does Blago fit in the story?

As a native Illinoisan, I can tell you that the corruption stories in Chicago often play out very slowly, and painfully. I believe that three straight Illinois governors have gone or are going to jail.

Trooper York said...

I don't know man. They have Charley Rangel dead to rights and this is dragging out longer than the plotline of "Lost." Nobody wants to take the bullet for leading the charge.

It would be a "Forlorn Hope." There would be no survivors from that action.

There nothing he could do that would result in his impeachment.

Revenant said...

I honestly don't think he enjoys being President.

edutcher said...

shoutingthomas said...

There is nothing he could do that would result in his impeachment.

...

Whenever anybody says that they are certain that something cannot happen in the future...

That something is almost certain to occur.


The man makes a good point, Troop. Never say never.

You know how everybody wonders why they gave WWI a number if it was the war to end all wars.

Trooper York said...

Obama could shoot Miley Cyrus on the White House lawn and he would not get impeached.

There isn't one liberal on this board or in this country that would support his impeachment no matter what he might do. Never in a millionn years. He has a free pass.

Live in the real world.

Paul said...

"I honestly don't think he enjoys being President."

Of course not. He wants to be King. All those damn pesky democratic and constitutional restraints on the exercising of his whim.

Paul said...

You know if he'd shoot Kenny G. on the White House lawn I'd give him a pass.....

Kirby Olson said...

Why doesn't he get a tricycle and drive around the Oval Office in diapers talking about how he wants his life back?

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Trooper, shooting Miley might at least raise a few more eyebrows. Her grandfather, Ron Cyrus, was a Democrat member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for 21 years, and also a state AFL-CIO official. His ghost would surely haunt the place if such a thing occurred.

Toy

former law student said...

Hey, I would, too. I have some great memories of drives on LSD, tooling along, elbow out the window. Summer evenings were the best. Once I rode in a car full of my college buddies, when a car full of girls pulled up alongside, with one of them mooning us. I can picture that pale behind today.

Brian must have some good memories, too. My Aliotta Hayes album must be in a closet with the other LPs. Take a look (but ignore the wow and flutter):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjNSmAl7hF0

JAL said...

1. Did he ever own a convertible? (When and why?)

(He didn't say "my" convertble.)

2. His first NEW car was

an SUV.

A Grand Cherokee SUV.

He's a hypocrite. Even back then everyone important knew that SUVs were destroying the Ask Al. He wrote the book.

(And what did he like? The cupholders.)