Thursday, November 04, 2010

Too Bad, So Sad

A dispirited and dejected President Obama spoke to the nation after the sweeping losses incurred by his party. Body language was consistent with someone resigned to disappointment. His head wasn't cocked very high like we are accustomed to seeing on a regular basis. If anything, he looked downward like a child who knew he had been caught being bad.

His words were that of a man who could not understand why things turned out the way they did. He said he felt "bad" about the results and referred to them as a "shellacking". Where he once boasted loudly and proudly that he and his fellow Democrats had won the election (and therefore he could do whatever he wanted), he was not haughty and arrogant with his oratory this time around.

Somehow, I am not inclined to believe that this is the end of his relentless pursuit, of the progressive agenda, nor am I willing to believe that he is the least bit contrite. But just in case he is, I have a few words for him (and the Democrats who walked the Pelosi and Reid lines, over the past two years):

We tried to tell you every way we could, but you didn't listen. You didn't WANT to listen.

You wanted to impose YOUR will on us, because you thought you had a mandate to do whatever you wanted. You did not think you were touchable and you acted in a way that made your constituents feel like dirt beneath your feet.

So save the damned crocodile tears for someone who believes your act, I don't believe they are the least bit real. If it were up to me, you would be exiled to some island off of the coast of northern Canada.

Meanwhile, IHTM has a list of what they believe to be the vulnerable Senate Democrats the next time around. Here are few names that could be in trouble, if they refuse to listen to their constituents:

Bill Nelson-FL
Debbie Stabenow-MI
Claire McCaskill-MO
Jon Tester-MT
Ben Nelson-NE
Sherrod Brown-OH
Herb Kohl-WI
Jim Webb-VA
Bob Mendendez-NJ

These are nine Dems who could be in serious trouble in 2012, if they do not get their act together quickly.

In addition to these sorry excuses, there some Republicans who are ripe for a challenge from a TEA Party challenger in the primaries:

Richard Lugar-IN
Olympia Snowe-ME
Bob Corker-TN
John Ensign-NV suggestion to all of these (and the rest) is simple:

Get with the program and fix this mess you have helped create, or YOU will be fired next.


Rocket said...

Not... or you will be fired next.

You will be fired next regardless.

Chuck said...

I think the old Obama will be back in no time.

Dead on about the gang of 4. If they don't get on board, fire them next time around in the primaries.

LASunsett said...

//You will be fired next regardless.//

Rocket must be hard to live with.

LASunsett said...

//I think the old Obama will be back in no time. //

I give him until the end of next week.

Always On Watch said...

I'll be watching Obama's performance on this Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes.

I've seen a few minutes of preview of that show, so I agree with your statement, LA:

Somehow, I am not inclined to believe that this is the end of his relentless pursuit, of the progressive agenda....

LASunsett said...

Yes AOW, the spin has begun. It wasn't an embrace of GOP policies and stances on the issues, but voters frustration with the economy.