Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We Just Need To "Buck Up" So The President Says

Admonishing his own party, President Barack Obama says it would be "inexcusable" and "irresponsible" for unenthusiastic Democratic voters to sit out the midterm elections, warning that the consequences could be a squandered agenda for years.

"People need to shake off this lethargy. People need to buck up," Obama told Rolling Stone in an interview to be published Friday. The president told Democrats that making change happen is hard and "if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren't serious in the first place."

Sorry dude, but I think you've got the story backwards. YOU need to shake off this lethargy and get YOUR ass to work! We, the ones you keep wanting to make go away, but want to vote Democratic party ticket anyway, we got you and the majorities into the House, Senate and White House. We did that, Mr. President, and now you tell us to be satisfied with what little you have accomplished because it is "hard?" Hmmmm, now where have I heard before that being president is "hard" work? Oh yeah, that was Bush's favorite line, wasn't it!

And to now use the phrase that we want to take our ball and go home, that's just hitting below the belt to YOUR OWN minions, prezzie darling. You really just fucking lost the last few of those that were still trying to convince the rest of us to just give you another chance. Name calling, in this age of politics, is for the other side, damn you, not to be used against those that have expressed frustration that you are simply a loser at being president, and that you have NOT, let me repeat, NOT done what you said you would do. Don't throw that piece of shit health care at me because you and I and most of the progressives know you caved in from day one, and never ever tried to put the bill out there that we all NEEDED, let alone wanted. Don't toss out the stimulus package as an accomplishment, because we all KNOW it was TOO LITTLE and was only a band aid on what is yet to come. Catering to big business on all levels over WE progressives is an insult, and you sir, can reap the rewards of that insult. Go ahead and count on your corporate dollars, cuz they ain't gonna do shit when it comes time to actually vote ... we the PEOPLE have to actually submit a ballot, not your corporate donors. So you suck it up.

Prez, old buddy, we are sitting this one out, and tough shit for you and your corporate cronies. Not a dime has been coming into your coffers from we out here in fringe land as you like to call us while your hand is out begging. Nada dollars and nada votes. Remember, as John reminded readers, Bush got his agenda passed quite regularly, and he did it with 50 to 55 votes! So this excuse of a "super majority" problem isn't going over well with those of us that fucking gave you the damn 60 you needed! Don't you get it at all? We gave you the power to push the agenda, and YOU FUCKING CAVED at each and every battle. Sure you talk a good talk, but you ain't walked the good walk ... and now a lot of you will be walking ... bye bye.

If I'm going to be lied to, have my privacy invaded, be asked to agree to Democratic positions just because that is what the "party" has decided it stands for, etc., I might as well go back to letting the idiots run the show. At least when we go down the drain, we can blame it on them, because right now, the stink is all over you, Obama, and your entire majority in the House and in the Senate. It was your one and only chance to do something great, and just like most rookie quarterbacks, you called the wrong calls, threw the ball short, and your coach (ahem, Rahm, ahem) have called for punting way too fucking much.

Good luck trying to pry us from sitting on our hands this year. You dealt this hand of cards, and it's just too bad for you that the progressives are not going to ante up in this election.


Tony said...

You know, for a supposed brilliant man, his political ineptness just astounds me. He has become an even larger failure then I could have imagined. How someone without any leadership ability can achieve the office of POTUS is remarkable. I know you hated W, but putting ideology aside, you even have to admit that he was a more effective President. The big O really does not get it. He doesn't just slap his base, he stomps on them, then spits in their faces. It's amazing.

Arno said...

Hear, here! Well said, Bartender.

Goes for dem congressional leadershi+* as well. It would be different if they actually tried! This latest Presidential crap along with Biden's latest comments has gone a long toward solving my previously-mentioned conundrum. I'll prolly vote for my dog again, on principle.

"[T]hat tells me folks weren't serious in the first place". Indeed.

*not a typo.

Carrie said...

To Tony's comments, I can't believe we have found a common ground, despite the fact that it still sets your "party" (remember I don't belong to a party) up for some sort of takeover (not that I think that would happen). But I agree with you that Obama has been less than what his orator self demonstrated in the primaries.

To Arno's comments, as usual, I am passing you the great liquor to dull our senses! I last voted for Mickey Mouse in the 1980's, and have decided that my Mickey Mouse vote was probably discounted, so I don't intend to vote for fictitious names. I am simply not voting. Of course, as I have already stated, I have contributed to progressive candidates in other states that I have no relationship with other than to help put progressives into office.

But if our Prez doesn't respect our progressive agenda, I'm with Tony, and let's let those airbags, er, teabaggers, take control. The decline will be so rapid our heads will spin!

Then we can at least start to rebuild the American government as it was supposed to act.