November 8, 2013

From "Change" to "Exchange" — the deflation of Obama elation and how can old enthusiasts find comfort.

Surely, it must be happening, an emergent Obama nostalgia, to take the edge off the dreariness of what the Obama administration has become. There must be those who, seeking solace, are looking back to old comforts like Obama Girl:



Let's close in on that 4th verse:
You’re into border security
Let’s break this border between you and me
Universal healthcare reform
It makes me warm
You tell the truth unlike the right
You can love but you can fight
You can Barack me tonight
I’ve got a crush on Obama
Oh, it's so hard to keep nostalgia pure. Can you watch — and by "you," I mean only those who have loved Obama — and not talk back? Universal healthcare reform/It makes me warm. Yeah, "warm" as in: overheated with anger. You tell the truth unlike the right... Yeah, that's true if you read it the right way. It could mean that all politicians talk at us in a manner that is intended to be received as "truth-telling," that contains elements of truth, exaggeration, and falsehood, and that there are different ways to perform this necessary political activity, and the politicians on the right do it one way, and the way Obama does it is a different way.

33 comments:

PB Reader said...

Let's be clear. Obama cannot be trusted on anything.

Now we find he's secretly lifted sanctions on Iran and Sec State Kerry is off giving away the store.

Obama has done nothing but damage the US and our interests, while furthering the interests of radical islamic forceds, Al Qaeda and affiliated organizations that want to do harm to the US.

betamax3000 said...

The New York Times Already has the Feel-Good Obituary Written For When ObamaGirl Dies.

Capturing a Moment in American History When the Country Embraced the Feeling of Hope and Change, ObamaGirl Embodied the Zeitgeist of the Time, before Dying in Obscurity.

Obscurity: Where Hookers Go to Die.

rhhardin said...

How about a campaign to get women voters to grow up.

Peter said...

I'd always wondered what massive disappointments might have followed if JFK had survived to win a second term.

Would he have tried to force a win in Vietnam, as LBJ did? Would scandals have blown up around his sex life? How would his domestic social agenda have differed from LBJs?

EDH said...

Looking back at Obama Girls...

These aren't Obamacare computer glitches.

They are Obamacare computer Flukes!

Where has Sandra been? Obama needs her more than ever.

cubanbob said...

I'm feeling nostalgic when America actually had a president. In retrospect we should have kept the girl and dumped the whinny little bitch.

Big Mike said...

The truth? You can't handle the truth!!!

Strelnikov said...

Hell hath no fury, etc.

Right, Ann, and those of you who "have loved" Obama?

jacksonjay said...

This liar lied from jump.

He agreed to public financing for his campaign in 2008 and then backed out!

He lied about the "shovel ready jobs"! Ha Ha said he!

He lied about his own mothers supposedly "Bad Apple Insurance Company" experience!

The list of lies is endless!

What is noteworthy is how he got away with all of these lies! The "truth to power" crowd think that Sarah Palin is the power and not Val!

BarrySanders20 said...

Durn, the Mike Gravel video shows up.

Anyway, Obama girl ASKS to be "Baracked tonight." She and all the rest who believed that stupid hope and change bullshit got Baracked good and hard. So did others who tried to avoid it.

But, elections have consequences, and as Barry said, "I won." This signature namesake law is the result of his winning.

We chose poorly and soon anyone forced into Obamacare will have restricted choices -- in what we choose to pay for, how much risk we choose to assume, and, ultimately and certainly, in the doctors we will be able to see.

We allowed an inexperienced community organizer with no dicernable accomplishments and no leadership ability to make these choices for us. And he thinks we should be thanking him! Suckers!

Mini Mongo said...

I never trusted Obama Girl. She has insincere cleavage.

BarrySanders20 said...

Durn, the Mike Gravel video shows up.

Anyway, Obama girl ASKS to be "Baracked tonight." She and all the rest who believed that stupid hope and change bullshit got Baracked good and hard. So did others who tried to avoid it.

But, elections have consequences, and as Barry said, "I won." This signature namesake law is the result of his winning.

We chose poorly and soon anyone forced into Obamacare will have restricted choices -- in what we choose to pay for, how much risk we choose to assume, and, ultimately and certainly, in the doctors we will be able to see.

We allowed an inexperienced community organizer with no dicernable accomplishments and no leadership ability to make these choices for us. And he thinks we should be thanking him! Suckers!

Levi Starks said...

Uh...
Ann's looking for people who were in love with Obama....

cubanbob said...

I'm feeling so nostalgic now for those halcyon days of shovel ready bullshit.

betamax3000 said...

HillaryGirl Soon to Come.

You tell the truth except for Benghazi
Your PantSuits Make You Oh So Saucy
You can Huma me tonight
I’ve got a crush on Hillary

traditionalguy said...

How bitter it must be to have blindly followed the Good Obama Myth and later to find his lies upon his lies upon his lies leave you and all that you hold dear lost.

Ben Netanyahu said that.

jacksonjay said...

Is it a lie if you apologize for a lie you didn't tell?

Momma was right, lying can be complicated!

Shouting Thomas said...

This blog has a particular point of view. I wouldn't call it conservative, but it tends to be skeptical.

I'm keeping an eye on the Obama followers around the web and on TV. They aren't deterred one bit.

They're still screaming" "Faux News! Faux News! Koch Bros! Koch Bros! Wreckers! Insurance Companies! Saboteurs!"

The love affair has not ended. They have moved to a new phase. Their cult leader is being abused by the non-believers, and we are failing him.

I'd call Crack for help extricating us from this cult, but he's fallen deep into that familiar trap for black guys, the Cult of Racism.

Kelly said...

I was puzzled at the time over Obama girl, we were electing a President, right?? Not the next celebrity it boy? Something about turning a Presidential candidate into a sex symbol doesn't sit well with me.

As it turns out, we did elect the exotic pretty boy with the empty head, but who could read his lines right on cue. I say next election we go for the ugliest candidate. What does Chris Christies wife look like? I hope she has big flabby arms and dresses like a frump. I'm sick of the fawning fascination over both Obama's.

Ann Althouse said...

"I was puzzled at the time over Obama girl, we were electing a President, right?? Not the next celebrity it boy? Something about turning a Presidential candidate into a sex symbol doesn't sit well with me."

Right, which was why it always worked as a counter-Obama campaign.

I think that was noted at the time. But subliminally, it contributed to the dream, the giddiness. Even when you knew it was stupid. It was like the old Kerry-Edwards line: We're the ones with the best hair.

I think Kerry himself may have said that. Everyone understood it to be a joke. He wasn't really arguing that you should vote for him and li'l Johnny because they had better hair.

And yet, at a subliminal level, people were nudged to vote for good hair. And in the end, that's probably what we did. It's just that Bush had better hair, from most people's point of view.

Ann Althouse said...

"This is the dream team. We have better ideas, better vision, a better sense of the difficulties in the lives of average Americans. And we have better hair.''

Anglelyne said...

Professor, right now you should be feeling not anger or nostalgia, but shame. Yes, an honest sense of shame here would be meet and proper. Reiterating your anger at Obama just tells us that you ain't owning your folly.

A naïve 20 year old being excited by a media-hyped mediocrity, followed by a state of angry disillusionment, is understandable. It's what 20-year olds do. We all did stupid things when we were 20. But if we find ourselves among the tingly-legs at 60 (or 50 or 40 or 30, really), we should be first and foremost not angry at others, but ashamed of ourselves.

Rusty said...


I'm keeping an eye on the Obama followers around the web and on TV. They aren't deterred one bit.

And a cause for much amusement here.

jacksonjay said...

And yet, at a subliminal level, people were nudged to vote for good hair. And in the end, that's probably what we did. It's just that Bush had better hair, from most people's point of view.

At a very conscious level, the lo info mofo's vote for the Black guy and the rest of us didn't!

Paul Zrimsek said...

Her fantasy of being fucked by Obama sure came true in spades, didn't it?

Larry J said...

One day, everyone will see that the ObamaGirl is the Honey Boo Boo of politics.

David said...

Thank you for the additional look at Obama Girl, that luscious peach. I hope life is going well for her. At least she had the sense to move on from the Obama Girl personna.

David said...

"You can Barack me tonight."

I'd forgotten that line.

Should not have.

Not when we are all getting Baracked from every angle.

wildswan said...

Here's another song:

"If I listened long enough to you
I'd find a way to believe that it's all true
Knowing that you lied straight faced
While I cried
Still I'd look to find a reason to believe."

Yes Obama has that appeal. But he IS someone "who lies straight faced" while someone like Edie Sunby, the cancer patient in California, cries for help. He IS a user. His supporters ARE enablers of destruction. Just because he taps into their dreams doesn't mean he shares them. He doesn't; he uses them.

C Stanley said...

Well, we've all been baracked now. That should be a new expletive..."Barack you!!!"

Clyde said...

Yeah, she's getting Baracked all right, and he didn't even kiss her first... Or use lube.

Skeptical Voter said...

To be Baracked, you first have to grab your ankles.

jr565 said...

Obama love is like the sensation you get when you look at pictures of yourself from twenty years ago when you had a mullet or bell bottoms and you say "I dressed like THAT?" or when you were sporting the Travis Bickle mohawk.
alternatively he's the guy/gal you had sex with and then a month later you see him/her not in a drunken stupor and ask yourself "I had sex with THAT?"