January 21, 2013

Barack Obama and the permanent campaign [Darleen Click]

In my email today:

Darleen –

I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.

Thank you for making this possible. It’s an honor to be your president.

Now it’s time to finish what we started — let’s get going.

Barack

P.S. — Organizing for Action is the next step in our grassroots movement and will be crucial to finishing what we started. If you haven’t already, say you’ll be part of it.

——-
Barack –

No, thank you.

Darleen

P.S. — I note your re-branded “Organizing for America” removed “America” now that you don’t have to stand for re-election, just like you removed a representative of religious folk at the inaugural by the unprecedented move of having a non-clergy person give the invocation — an invocation that deliberately left out the word “God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

P.S. II — I don’t want America “transformed” so, respectfully, fuck you.

Posted by Darleen @ 3:15pm
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  1. “What we started” is nicely non-specific.

  2. Dear Barack,

    I hope you fail.

    Love, McG.

  3. yeah stupid food stamp what part of fuck you are you having trouble understanding

  4. But, but,… he’s a Good Man™!

  5. Quote of the day from HeatherRadish over at Ace re: Barry’s speech:

    And I’m sure it sounded better in the original German.

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  7. I hope you don’t mind, Darleen, but I quoted you in full.

    You said it better than anything I had come up with.

  8. And I’m sure it sounded better in the original German.

    Circa 1848, say, rather than the 1930s…

  9. I’m honored, Bob. :-)

  10. Bottom line: if the Democrat-media complex can turn an obvious missile strike into a mechanical failure and lose John Doe #2 to history, turning four handguns into an assault weapon and making a second shooter disappear is small beer.

    link

  11. Circa 1848, say, rather than the 1930s…

    I was thinking Frankfurt School. Unfortunately it could be any of them.

  12. I couldn’t listen to it, well not much of it.

    I did hear the Cuban gay poet read his work. It was a serious affront to creative writing.

    He made Maya Angelou sound talented.

  13. an invocation that deliberately left out the word “God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Such a modest President, removing references to himself from the normal program. We are so blessed that he has come to be with us now.

  14. Michelle’s food rules are for the prols, not for the elite like her and her husband.

  15. moochy eats whats she wants while baracky picks his nose

  16. Bitch has no imagination when it comes to menu planning. I haven’t read a menu from the WH in four years that isn’t a version of steak and lobster and pie.

  17. Okay I finally got that vid to play. Looks to me like she is just rolling her eyes at a joke, Boehner and Obama are both laughing. Folks might be reading a little much into this.

  18. I haven’t read a menu from the WH in four years that isn’t a version of steak and lobster and pie.

    You say that like its a bad thing…

  19. That guy was reading a poem? Sounded more like he was taking inventory.

    “The silver trucks loaded with oil and milk and lumber, the bristles in our children’s toothbrushes, those shadows that lurk in the back of our refrigerators, and all those… little things… with the sort of… raffia-work… base.”

    (cut to shot of awestruck Joe Biden)

  20. No. BMoe, it’s not boring if you’re eating it at the house. But every single State Dinner? C’mon.

  21. Looks to me like she is just rolling her eyes at a joke, Boehner and Obama are both laughing.

    that says alot.

  22. Rolling her eyes at Weepy, or at a joke? Um…

  23. Bottom line: if the Democrat-media complex can turn an obvious missile strike into a mechanical failure and lose John Doe #2 to history, turning four handguns into an assault weapon and making a second shooter disappear is small beer

    Yeah. About that. Probably better to blame incompetence instead of malice, don’t you think?

    The alternative line of thought will drive you to drink.

  24. The Executive Branch of our Government is way out of control. This is what was feared: a wannabe ‘King’ who pile-drives over the other two branches as if they didn’t even matter.

    Fundamental CHANGE, indeed.

    If ever the citizens regain control, there’ll need be better safeguards written into the next versions. But I don’t see that happening during my lifetime.

  25. The safeguards were there in the original version serr8d. We’ve systematically removed them as vestigal redundancies or some damned thing.

  26. Constitutional safeguards only constrain those men with respect for the Constitution.

  27. The executive is surely overstepping it’s proper bounds, I agree whole-heartedly, but that is not where the more serious problem lies, at least not in the context of Madison’s scheme of government. It’s the collusion of the Senate, and to the extent they’re able, the collusion of the Democrats in the House with the executive that’s the problem. The permanent intention of Madison’s scheme was that these separate powers should forever jealously guard their perogatives under the Constitution, and we can see clearly that this idea has been abandoned, not by the over-reaching executive (for Madison expected each of the branches to over-reach, but to be checked by the others) — but abandoned by the majority in the Senate and the minority in the House, and only very weakly upheld by the majority in the House. And as to the Court? You know. Fail.

  28. That. And because we keep trying to run a federal republic as a national democracy by pretending.

  29. . Probably better to blame incompetence instead of malice, don’t you think?

    or sit back with a stiff drink and read Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    it is who they* are
    and what they* do

    *they=proggtards

  30. This is what was feared: a wannabe ‘King’ who pile-drives over the other two branches as if they didn’t even matter.

    And people in those other two branches who allow it, because holding actual power and being responsible for its use? That’s just scary.

  31. hmmmm

    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.

  32. I sometimes think that The Thermidorians would make a decent name for a political party/band.

  33. with social security IN THE FUCKING BANK and food stamps in my hot little hands, I’m free to pursue my risky dream of building an internationally renowned aromatherapy clinic for turtles

    this is why this is the greatest country on fucking earth

  34. And of course we have to blame citizens who’ve put their own welfare first over the Republic’s. Citizens (and I use that term loosely) who can be manipulated with smooth words and promises that could never be kept. We’ve become, as predicted, the Unsustainable States of America.

  35. The Executive Branch of our Government is way out of control. This is what was feared: a wannabe ‘King’ who pile-drives over the other two branches as if they didn’t even matter.

    That’s been a fact since the Lincoln Administration. The Executive proved it could ignore the courts as long as the Senate wouldn’t confirm impeachment.

  36. Manufacturing Consent, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s 1988 analysis of press censorship in America, is an insightful look at the ways public opinion and choices can be molded by dominating interests in a free society

    or how the corporate “press” is a pr agent of the gov’t

  37. with chumpsky it is only the “right” who pull this manipulation of the media. the proggtards are as pure as the driven snow.

  38. And of course we have to blame citizens who’ve put their own welfare first over the Republic’s.

    Which means you are both doomed to fail.

  39. I suspect that even manufactured consent is driven more by laziness than ideology.

    The ideology just makes it easier for them to feel good about going about their work in a lackadaisical manner.*

    There’s also the reality of corporate news in an era of decline and retrenchment. Nobody is going to spend money for a reporter or reporters to try to run down a story that they might not be able to publish/broadcast if it doesn’t pan out.

    *Speaking generally, so no offense to Roddy.

  40. michelle bachmann was babbling today about how historically puddlewonderful this sort of peaceful transfer of power is

    this is a hooch I simply don’t relate to on any level

    and you know what I’m done trying

  41. OT: Followed an Instapundit link about some hatemail that read like this:

    Republican Nazi pigs do not impose your shit Christian lifestyles at my children. I personally pray someone with a bushmaster goes into your place and opens fire and many die. That is my wish.. Pigs, Pigs Pigs. Did your mama have any children who lived? You all need to crawl, back into that nasty space you all dripped out of from some B—ach’es Vaginata/ Pigs, all of you Southern inbred creeps. Burn in hell and quit asking for money in the name of Jesus and God. You are the epitome of everything that is not American. I hope you and all your children die along with you.

    First comment there? Happyfeet, who says, “some of that reads like hyperbole to me”. I wonder if he’s ever used that defense here?

  42. That’s been a fact since the Lincoln Administration. The Executive proved it could ignore the courts as long as the Senate wouldn’t confirm impeachment.

    When was Lincoln impeached?

    I’m pretty sure Abe was long dead when Andrew Johnson was impeached for giving speeches in a loud voice.

  43. How’d he find the time, what with all those embarrassing life-doodles, hoochies, and godbotherers on the right to keep track of?

  44. Actually he was impeached for firing Edwin Stanton –and that itself was an attempt to wrest back from the Senate power rightfully belonging with the Executive.

  45. i think he obviously feels very strongly about this subject I just wonder if he’s expressing himself as clearly as he might if he were to step away from the computer and sing baby you a song you make me wanna roll my winders down and croooooooze

    and then come back and reread what he’s written

  46. if you don’t relate to Bachmann, maybe McCain is more your style, griefer

  47. How’d he find the time, what with all those embarrassing life-doodles, hoochies, and godbotherers on the right to keep track of?

    Wherever there are vile scumbags to minimize or defend, Ernst, he’ll be there. He’ll work overtime if necessary.

  48. mccain’s libyan adventurism makes me feel queasy

    it’s like he’s lashing out mindlessly in his impotent dotage

    he should step away from the cameras and sing baby you a song you make me wanna roll my winders down and croooooooze

  49. Wherever there are vile scumbags to minimize or defend, Ernst, he’ll be there.

    Like Tom Joad?

  50. Speaking of minimizing scumbags….

  51. That’s more familial, Ernst. I’m thinking it’s more like the union brotherhood of trolls.

  52. griefer, did you read the whole thing? Everything Bachmann said about Libya was TRUE … though McCain slammed her and the Left is trying to get her kicked off the Intelligence Committee.

    Honest folk owe Michelle an apology.

  53. I was thinking of that windy Henry Fonda speech at the end of the John Ford movie.

    Blah Blah Blah, I’ll be there. Blah blah, I’ll be there.

    Jane Darewell cried.

  54. Ahhh, I getcha now.

  55. Doesn’t matter, Darleen. She vomited up some boilerplate bromides about the peaceful transfer of power. Forever tainted is she.

    And he worked so hard to forgive her the vaccination nonsense of last year.

  56. Although, speaking of union brotherhood of trolls, I was thinking that maybe it was time he tagged out and let slipperyslope spell him for a bit.

  57. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City on 8 December 1980. Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko

    the gun stuff keeps happening. go figure peeps writing “manufacturing consent”. upright citizens i say.

    via wiki

    reagan was sworn in the next month

  58. and then reagan was shot by a delusional character. proggtard modus operation. proggtards like some crazy in their gun grabbing schemes.

  59. “let us collect the guns proggtards shout” as one of their own shoot peeps

  60. when I first saw a bikini top on her she was vomiting up some boilerplate bromides about the peaceful transfer of power

  61. proggtards also liked John Lennon, so why shoot him and not Yoko?

  62. A possible “Stupak” of gun control sticks his head out. Sniffing to see if he can make hunting guns his hill to die on.

    “I’ve got to live with myself on these things,” said Tim Walz, a southern Minnesota Democrat who runs with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA). “There’s a point where I’ve got to say, how do I want to wake up tomorrow?”

    Walz has softened his long-held opposition to banning military-style assault weapons, one of the central planks of Obama’s gun-control plan, along with universal background checks and limits on high-capacity ammunition clips.

    But Walz isn’t all the way there. “I have a responsibility as someone who understands firearms to explain what a semi-automatic weapon is,” he said. “That can include my Benelli shotgun for duck hunting. It’s a semi-automatic that can shoot one bullet after another by pulling the trigger.”

    ‘Devil in the details’

    Putz. Stupak thought he had protected the unborn from Obamacare or at least he proclaimed that and then voted for it. They weren’t protected and he was Stupak stupid for saying that they were. He did, IIRC, go on to a nice position after he lost his seat. They always have a safe sinecure awaiting for the useful idiots.

    No longer in Congress, Stupak has moved to a lobbying firm…[ Venable] …with Planned Parenthood as a client.

    I’m sure one of the gun control outfits will find the Walz of the Party a safe landing zone for their 13 piece silver parachute.

  63. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 21, 2013, a National Day of Hope and Resolve.

    No comment.

  64. I think OFA morphed into Obama For America…which I believe is the vehicle Obama plans to use to hijack the Democrat party and marginalize the DNC.

    The Democrats have no idea they invited a Trojan horse in.

  65. Team R invited in people what greased the skids for porky porky chris christie’s showcase showdown and what will tell you we can’t afford to let the sequester happen because national security.

    Speaking of hijacked.

  66. The Democrats have no idea they invited a Trojan horse in.

    Sure they do. Democrats as we (well, those of us who are over 25) knew them are long-gone; what we have in their place are far-left neo-Communists whom the ‘real’ Democrats of old would’ve kept at arm’s length. Or shot on sight, if you go back far enough.

  67. ‘Organizing for Action’ is Obama’s legacy, a tool designed to destroy all opposition to his (sorry sdferr) ideological vision of a one-Party, no-opposition Progressive State. The badly-wounded GOP must be destroyed; if he can’t get that done in his next 4 years, then his powerful and now-nearly-invincible political construct will.

    It truly is sunset for America, as we knew her..

  68. Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily, in disarray.

    This theory of political transformation rests on the weaponization (and slight bastardization) of the work by Yale political scientist Stephen Skowronek. Skowronek has written extensively about what distinguishes transformational presidents from caretaker presidents. In order for a president to be transformational, the old order has to fall as the orthodoxies that kept it in power exhaust themselves. Obama’s gambit in 2009 was to build a new post-partisan consensus. That didn’t work, but by exploiting the weaknesses of today’s Republican Party, Obama has an opportunity to hasten the demise of the old order by increasing the political cost of having the GOP coalition defined by Second Amendment absolutists, climate science deniers, supporters of “self-deportation” and the pure no-tax wing.

    The president has the ambition and has picked a second-term agenda that can lead to clarifying fights. The next necessary condition for this theory to work rests on the Republican response. Obama needs two things from the GOP: overreaction and charismatic dissenters.

    So, they’ve termed originalists who want to anchor against the New Left ‘overreactors’, and set about to demonize and marginalize us. They’ve got ‘charismatic’ ‘Republicans’ (eg. Chris Christie will get toad-stroked for awhile, to get him complacent, and we know they love Meghan McCain’s fat ass). They’ve got a perpetual ‘Community Organizing’ Machine of the likes we’ve never seen before.

    The only thing standing in their way is their own economic overreach. Based on mathematics and not on silky-smooth voices and nirvanistic concepts, the economy will likely crash.

    Then, Katy bar the door.

  69. whorenanke wants out so someone else will have to shovel the debased dollars into the furnace what’s been keeping the failshit train from rolling back down the hill

  70. Connecticut looks eager to one up New York.

    Legislators in Hartford are in the process of destroying your Second Amendment rights by exploiting recent tragedies. Gov. Malloy, Sen. Beth Bye, and Rep. Bob Godfrey want outright bans and onerous restrictions on your rights through an enormous number of Anti-Gun Bills. Here are a few of the items included in one of their proposals:

    An outright ban on ALL modern sporting rifles classifying them as “Assault Weapons.”
    Restricting your ability to defend yourself and family by arbitrarily restricting the magazine size to 10 rounds.
    Confiscating ALL magazines holding more than 10 rounds, pistols included.
    Statewide gun registration for ALL firearms; knowing full well criminals won’t ever register their guns.
    Re-registration every 2 years with ever increasing fees.
    Requires permit for any rifle with a pistol grip.
    Limiting how much ammunition you can purchase AND possess.
    Registration of all ammunition purchases.
    Bans internet sales of ammo in Connecticut.
    Mandatory gun storage laws, like the one the U.S. Supreme Court struck down in the Heller decision.

    There will only be a few opportunities for discussion and opposition as many in Hartford are trying to pass legislation as quickly as possible. The first hearing (and may be the only time to testify) will occur next Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building.

  71. http://tinyurl.com/akveo7y

    Offered with very little comment. Maybe a little commiseration is in order. Who knows. You tell me.

  72. The badly-wounded GOP must be destroyed

    And the sooner that anvil is removed from the necks of conservatives the better.

  73. Applause, Gulermo.

  74. “the peaceful transfer of power”

    Were they afraid that 2008 Obama would refuse to vacate the office and throw the incoming president 2012 Obama in prison or something?

    Incumbents don’t peacefully TRANSFER power. They peacefully MAINTAIN it. Because that’s how words work and shit.

  75. she’s quite daft

  76. One among the many questions confronting the Americans who take interest in the preservation of their once standout politics and unique Constitutional order is how they stand regarding the Republican party; how they view its recent pointed decade of failures (a decade especially grievous in the light of its last century falling behind the curve of progressive change, acquiesing incrementally in its own demise as it struggled to keep afloat); how they see its ugly prospects in the near term, its inability to understand not merely America as an idea made actual, but the Republican party itself and its relation to that idea.

    These Americans cannot be heartened. But their choices now will make the future of the country and its politics. Will they attempt to stand with this Republican party in its demise? Will they attempt to “take it over” and remake it in the manner in which Ronald Reagan is said to have done? Or, will they abandon it to begin afreash, to seek their own more native interests by building a new party consonant with their own opinions of the American founding, its purposes and means to achieve those purposes? Will they then arise to make a new party, to actively destroy the Republican party grown now inimical to American prosperity? Wouldn’t such a break appearing between the various potential contestants in the Conservative ranks create a rift fit to serve the interests of the progressives, who may merely stand aside to watch their political enemies destroy themselves?

    What are the practical considerations? Which method of recovery is both quicker and surer of result? Would any attempt to take the Reagan path be too long in coming, in other words doom by the length of the effort any possibility of actual government reform before the hideous consequences of the progressive order (internal bankruptcy, demoralization and defeat at the hands of America’s enemies abroad certain to follow)? Or would an effort to mount a new party itself take too long, resulting in electoral defeat after defeat, and in consequence a similar result: i.e. a progressive march through the governing order, dismantling the nation from within?

    So yes, fight, by all means fight. But think first, how.

  77. ““the peaceful transfer of power””

    I was referring to all the awful inaugural colective press-vomit yesterday about how great it was to watch the “peaceful transfer of power”. Not whatever Bachmann might have said. I was going on the Obama permanent campaign theme and how dumb it is to talk about peaceful transfers of power when someone just won reelection.

    I guess the reporters wanted to imply that America was lucky that Obama’s supernatural authority was somehow preventing a horde of racist republicans from all burning Washington DC to the ground that very instant in their futuristic KKK commando-ninja outfits, while playing loud country music end cutting donuts on the capitol lawn in their huge, fuel wasting SUV’ with confederate battle flags painted on the doors .

  78. leigh says January 22, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Applause, Gulermo.

    And a standing ovation. Didn’t even have enough honor to admit his mistake.

  79. Overheard by by a newsblatherer yesterday:

    “The crowd was smaller than last time (inauguration), but much larger than expected.”

    That’s quality reporting, right there.

  80. Requires permit for any rifle with a pistol grip.

    We simply must put an end to those deadly pistol grips!

  81. That makes me want to put a a short hunting-rifle stock on my revolver.

  82. Lincoln wasn’t impeached. He SHOULD have been, when he ignored the Supreme Court on habeas corpus, but because his party controlled the Congress, especially the Senate, it wasn’t going to happen. Barack is just following in his footsteps.

  83. paleo, you and Wyatt Earp (see Buntline Special) would have both been in trouble.

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  85. Lincoln wasn’t impeached. He SHOULD have been, when he ignored the Supreme Court on habeas corpus, but because his party controlled the Congress, especially the Senate, it wasn’t going to happen.

    It probably didn’t hurt Lincoln’s cause any that this was one of those “Cases of Rebellion or Invasion [when] the public safety may require it[,]” and Congress wasn’t in session.

  86. I’m watching a show on the BBC about British prisons. There is a fellow who is locked up for four years for having a rifle.

    Coming soon, to our country across the pond.

  87. Thanks Bob!

  88. meanwhilst Prince Douche maybe shot a taliban

    and, impressively, he kept his clothes on after

  89. (the prince)

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