February 10, 2012

"Five years ago today, a few thousand of us gathered in Springfield, Illinois, to launch an improbable campaign for president."

Email from Barack Obama.
The task was to build a grassroots movement capable of making the kind of change we believe in.

You've got to see this video about that journey -- it will make you smile...
Oh, really? Let me try...



Trying to rekindle the old spirit. Did I smile? Of course! It's a nice presentation of all the smiley Obama-related things there are... including catching the fly, dancing with Ellen, hugging his daughters, singing "Let's Stay Together," and saying he just killed Bin Laden. And Joe Biden. I always laugh when I see Joe Biden, but maybe that's just me.

33 comments:

Meade said...

"And Joe Biden"

He killed Joe Biden? Oh no!

holdfast said...

He killed Joe Biden?

Not fair, pickin' on the 'tard.

Curious George said...

He killed Joe Biden? That's a big fuckin' deal.

Petunia said...

Barf.

MadisonMan said...

I assume this is some attempt to reclaim the feel-good times of the distant past.

Seeing Red said...

It's a sad day when Biden could see the firestorm coming with the Catholics, advised against it, and wasn't listened to.

Or is that scary?

Dead Julius said...
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Dead Julius said...

Five years. Like an anniversary of a bad Vegas marriage... caught up in the excitement, the glamour of the Strip, the sales pitch that Elvis made to preside over the ceremony...

And then you sober up and realize that you need to get divorced. First you see if Elvis can do that too...

Every year you take this day to reflect, to remind yourself that your human judgment is faulty and that that you ought to not act so much on emotion. A day of solemn introspection, every year.

Portia said...

Watched the video until he started talking, then muted it. As someone above me said, Barf!

edutcher said...

Does he include the part where gas prices spike 60 cents in May and kick off a new round of layoffs?

Seeing Red said...

It's a sad day when Biden could see the firestorm coming with the Catholics, advised against it, and wasn't listened to.

Or is that scary?


Both.

Halo Joe is now not only the only adult in the room, he's the voice of moderation and reason.

edutcher said...

Portia said...

Watched the video until he started talking, then muted it. As someone above me said, Barf!

That's his big problem.

GodZero's numbers always go up when people can't see him or hear him (vacation, weekend, etc.).

As soon as he's in the public eye, the numbers tank.

And, yes, Axelrod and Plouffe are very aware of it, which is why they're hoping for a long primary season.

bgates said...

They put together a short presentation of Obama's most compelling achievements after three years in office, and catching a fly and hugging his daughters made the list.

Rusty said...

Buncha chumps

sydney said...

Didn't make me smile, but that jobs growth chart sure did make me laugh.

bagoh20 said...

I have a large bullfrog living in my pond. Although he's a fine bullfrog and fly catching is only one of his many endearing qualities, I will not vote for him if he runs.

It's very warm here today, so I do intend to have a beer summit with him this evening.

traditionalguy said...

He wants to replay his original role of a courageous and clean black man who smiles his love at us.

Too late for that. The mask is off.

The Killer of Osama, the Father of his country's Death Panels, and the hard hearted re-maker of America had better stay in character and pray Romney runs a narrow campaign about Rich capitalists being able to save the country.

ricpic said...

Obama: making America fertile ground for more Detroits.

Patrick said...

". I always laugh when I see Joe Biden, but maybe that's just me."

I doubt it.

Tim said...
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Tim said...

Actually, it's tragic.

Not for Obama, of course.

He's been exposed, and the penalty for being such an obvious grifter depends upon how many voters learn from their mistake.

And therein lies the tragedy - that so many Americans, foolishly, irresponsibly, blindly allowed themselves to be duped into voting for the least experienced man ever nominated for the presidency by a major political party.

The Founding Fathers thought, contrary to Aristotle, that the emancipated citizen could, by acting rationally, be trusted to govern himself. 53% of American voters went and proved Aristotle right instead, cannibalizing America's future in the process.

Hooray for them. Today's a day for serious reflection for those voters, if they're smart enough to realize what they've done.

I fear too many do not.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

I heard Imus say the other day that Obama's going to say in his campaign: "I killed bin Laden, saved GM, and sing like Al Green. Now, what do you have to offer, Mitt"?

All three of those things made the video. And the background music is so uplifting and positive.

It makes me want to forget the $5 trillion in new debt he's saddled us with (for those keeping score that's about $1.6 million of debt he's added for each new job created since the Great Recession ended) and how Obamacare is the first step toward socialized medicine which will give the govenment the ability to dictate almost every aspect of how I live. All for my own good, of course.

I have to hand it to that AxelPlouffe crew. They can feed you a shit sandwich and make you believe it's filet mignon.

DADvocate said...

I thought he was going to mention gathering Bill Ayers' living room. Oh, well.

DADvocate said...

And therein lies the tragedy - that so many Americans, foolishly, irresponsibly, blindly allowed themselves to be duped into voting for the least experienced man ever nominated for the presidency by a major political party.

As well as being willing to institute totalitarianism as long as they get their food stamps and birth control pills.

Deb said...

I have not been able to watch or listen to a president since John Kennedy was in office.

Rusty said...

I always laugh when I see Joe Biden, but maybe that's just me."



No. He's definitely buffoon like.

Kirk Parker said...

Admittedly Biden's a buffoon, but what's funny about someone like that pretending to play a serious role?

Me, I always figured Biden was just impeachment insurance--if there's one thing we learned from Campaign 2008, it's that whatever electoral experience people from our least populous states have, it can't be considered as actual experience because their states are so small. Well, Delaware is #45 in the list, just two notches up from Alaska...

Rusty said...

As an aside


Four Wisconsin lawmakers targeted for possible recall later this year filed challenges on Thursday to the validity of thousands of signatures gathered to force the special elections, the state’s Government Accountability Board said.

Organizers of the drive to recall the four Republican state senators submitted more than 18,000 pages of signed petitions with the board last month. Thursday was the deadline for the four lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, to lodge objections with the board.

In a statement, Fitzgerald cited “a wide range of irregularities, errors and outright falsehoods” in the petitions submitted to force him to defend his seat. He said he planned to challenge 4,300 of the signatures, which could be enough to derail the effort to unseat him.

All four Republicans supported the controversial curbs on public-sector union collective bargaining powers that were enacted in Wisconsin last year.

The measure, which greatly reduces the power of most public-sector unions in the state, triggered nine recall elections of state senators last summer. Two Republican senators were recalled.

Critics of the law have also targeted Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, both Republicans, for possible recalls later this year.


From Reuters News Service


A certain cow won't be pleased

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

And five years ago Illinois was still fiscally solvent. Way to go Barack!

David said...

I--Killed--Bin--Laden!

Repeat 672,445 times.

The Crack Emcee said...

Gee, what else was released today?

Gotcha.

Wally Kalbacken said...

Man, do I long for the day when we don't have to hear anything from David Gergen. Sheesh!

Rusty said...

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...
And five years ago Illinois was still fiscally solvent. Way to go Barack!


No. We were boned then too. just not as bad as now.

paminwi said...

bgates: "They put together a short presentation of Obama's most compelling achievements after three years in office, and catching a fly and hugging his daughters made the list."

Don't forget, dancing with Ellen and singing Al Green are part of the list also. I vote we send him to Broadway or the Apollo Theater and then he can have loving crowds who clap every time he appears and the rest of us can ignore him.