June 10, 2012

Tormenting Obama with the words "doing fine"...

... is Jennifer Rubin.

15 comments:

Bertram Wooster said...

When BO was nominated I thought that the Democrats might have found the only contender likely to lose to McCain. I wasn't accounting for nearly 100% of the black vote (SNL did a skit about how support among black voters has fallen to 99.9%) and Bush fatigue. And McCain fatigue. I should have realized that Bush fatigue would matter because I started feeling it when he was still governor.

These factors are still in place, with Romney fatigue the newest reason to say "oh, please" about the Republican nominee. Now it's Obama fatigue competing with Romney fatigue. I don't much give a rat's ass this time around. Seeing how the racial politics plays out will make interesting news, perhaps. Apart from that, each of them is worse than the other. Nothing new in that.

The most interesting question in politics left for me is why everyone in it is so despicable. I keep waiting for something to float to the top that I don't recognize.

Scott said...

I like Rubin. WaPo has always had interesting token conservatives.

Hagar said...

I do not understand why all these pundits keep writing about Obama as if he was a politician. He is not. He is an emissary from an alternate universe.

ndspinelli said...

"Just fine" = "Good enough for government work"

Larry J said...

When it comes to being a narcissistic asshole, Obama is doing fine. Actually, he's doing extremely well.

When it comes to funneling money to his cronies and campaign contributors, Obama is doing fine.

When it comes to Chicago-style government corruption, Obama is doing fine.

When it comes to being an effective president, not so fine.

EDH said...

It's the end of the world as we know it...

And I feel fine

(It's time I had some time alone)

That's great it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes and aeroplane
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves it's own needs, dummy serve your own needs
Feed it off an aux speak grunt no strength,
the ladder start to clatter whit fear fight down height.
Wire in a fire representing seven games and a government for hire in a combat site
Left of west and coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck

Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low plane, fine then,
Uh-oh overflow, population common food, but it'll do
Save yourself, serve yourself, world serves it's own needs
Listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and the revered and the right, right
Vitreolic, patriotic stand, fight, bright, light
Feeling pretty psyched

It's the end of the world as we know it...

And I feel fine

Six o'clock TV hour, don't get caught in foreign towers
Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn
Locking in, uniforming, book-burning, blood-letting
Every motive escalate, automotive incinerate
Light a candle, light a votive, step down step down
Watch your heel, crush, crushed uh-oh this means
No fear cavalier, renegade, steer clear
A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
And I decline

It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)

And I feel fine

I feel fine

The other night I dreamt of knives, continental drift divide
Mountains sit in a line, Leonard Bernstein
Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs
Birthday party, cheescake, jellybean, boom you
Symbiotic patriotic slam book neck
Right? Right!

It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)

And I feel fine

I feel fine

chickelit said...

@EDH: I'll see your R.E.M. and raise you a Beck, Guess I'm Doing Fine

chickelit said...

Lyrics (I always imagine the "blue bird as the Twitter mascot):

There's a blue bird at the window
I can't hear the songs he sings
All the jewels in heaven
They don't look the same to me

I just wade the tides that turned
'Till I learn to leave the past behind

It's only lies that I'm living
It's only tears that I'm crying
It's only you that I'm losing...
Guess I'm doing fine

All the battlements are empty
And the moon is laying low
Yellow roses in the graveyard
Got no time to watch them grow

Now I bade a friend farewell
I can do whatever pleases me

It's only lies that I'm living
It's only tears that I'm crying
It's only you that I'm losing...
Guess I'm doing fine

Press my face up to the window
To see how warm it is inside
See the things that Ive been missing...
Missing all this time

It's only lies that I'm living
It's only tears that I'm crying
It's only you that I'm losing...
Guess I'm doing fine

Guess I'm doing fine.

Ipso Fatso said...

"He isn’t doing fine with Jewish voters.“Among Jews, Obama’s current 64% to 29% advantage compares with a 74% to 23% advantage before the election in 2008."

64 to 29 is still a huge advantage. Despite everything you read or hear in the next few months, the MoDo's, Jews, blacks, and our darlings in the media will vote overwhelmingly for BO come November. I even somewhat famously made that point about our lovely hostess a couple of months back. They ain't going anywhere and they aren't going to vote for Romney. Now maybe Althouse will vote R come November, time will tell. But to say that Jews or blacks will not vote overwhelmingly for BO (and 64 to 29 is overwhelming) is BS at worst and wishful thinking at best. Rubin ought to know better.

Quayle said...

The economy isn't doing fine.

I wonder if Obama is feelin' all right?

Seems I got to have a change of scene
Cause every night I have the strangest dreams
Imprisoned by the way it used to be...

AprilApple said...

When Obama is surrounded by people like Warren Buffet, Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, George Clooney, Oprah, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Michael Moore, Goldman-Sachs and GE executives and other ultra-rich boutique ultra 1%ers - it's easy to understand why Obama thinks everything is fine and dandy.

Damon said...

How the heck is Obama still polling as well as he is, seriously?

edutcher said...

The Republicans, OTOH, are doing just fine.

It isn't all his work. Every time Pelosi Galore or Halo Joe says something, the hole gets a little deeper, and then there's Dingy Do-Nothing Harry.

But, yeah, the Republicans seem to have hit the lottery this time

chickelit said...

Damon said...
How the heck is Obama still polling as well as he is, seriously?

They are relying on exit polls--people leaving the Democratic tent.

Tim said...

Damon said...

"How the heck is Obama still polling as well as he is, seriously?"

Seriously?

People who voted for Obama are idiots.

Some of the idiots are too dumb to learn from experience.

EVERYTHING hinges on enough idiots in enough states learning enough to not vote for Obama, again.

I'd settle for them just not voting.