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I don't think Obama got the message

The man is tone deaf... but you and I knew this:

No one party will be able to dictate where we go from here," Obama said. "We must find common ground in order to make progress on some uncommonly difficult challenges." But the president noted that finding such agreement will be difficult, given the different philosophical approaches of the parties and the upcoming presidential season.

"I think it is important to have an honest and civil debate," Obama said. "I want to enagge both Democrats and Republicans in serious conversations about where we're going as nation. What the American people don't want from us " is spending "the next two years fighting the political battles of past two."

Noting the upcoming 2012 presidential elections, Obama said he was "not so naive to believe that politics could be put aside.

But "I do hope to make progress on the serious problems facing us right now," he said. "That's going to require all of us, including me, to work harder on building consensus."

Umm... Mr. Hussein Obama... there was consensus yesterday sir... and the consensus is that your agenda sux...

Wake up and smell the coffee Mr. President... there will be no working harder with you on building consensus...  the American people have spoken sir, and they've kindly asked you to move aside while grown-ups now engage the problems that face us.

Get outta the way sir.

Sooner rather than later.


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"I think it is important... (Below threshold)

"I think it is important to have an honest and civil debate," Obama said.

Isn't this recycled from his inaugural address? Did he add "and this time I really, really mean it!"

"What the American people don't want from us " is spending "the next two years fighting the political battles of past two."

Actually, based on the very red maps I'm seeing after yesterday's election, I'd say that THAT is EXACTLY what Americans want.

If you don't move, you get ... (Below threshold)
Roy:

If you don't move, you get run over.

We've been waiting for two ... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

We've been waiting for two years for you to be civil, Mr. President.

Anyone else think that if the GOP did poorly yesterday that Obama would be talking about civility>

Wow, going a little strong ... (Below threshold)
john:

Wow, going a little strong on inflating the message there, aren't you? In the election after a presidential election, Congress typically changes to the party opposite the president's. So this outcome was a reasonable prediction starting the day after Obama's election. Plus, the House hasn't changed hands without the Senate following suit since 1930, so there was hardly "consensus" yesterday.

I also appreciate your honesty of "there will be no working harder with you on building consensus". So you admit the Republican agenda will be to oppose the president and Democratic Senate at every turn, refuse to make a good faith effort to pass any legislation, and essentially accomplish nothing. Good luck with that.

I especially enjoyed your conclusion:

Wake up and smell the coffee Mr. President... there will be no working harder with you on building consensus... the American people have spoken sir, and they've kindly asked you to move aside while grown-ups now engage the problems that face us. Get outta the way sir.

I assume that was also your interpretation in 2006, right?

Hussein is a radical, hyper... (Below threshold)
oldpuppymax:

Hussein is a radical, hyper-arrogant, America hating leftist. He has nothing but contempt for the US and the American people, so what they wish or say in an election is of no importance to him. If anything, he is far more likely to become even MORE radical, show MORE spite and contempt for the public and do even MORE to shove Marxist legislation down our throats. His only definition of compromise is for republicans to bow down and do as HE desires. Should that happen, the republican party will literally cease to exist as a competitive force in 2012, for the public will destroy any spineless traitors it finds.

If Barry got the message, h... (Below threshold)
Hank:

If Barry got the message, he'd cancel his $200 million a day vacation in Mumbai.

as for his so-called new conference...check out the picture the LA Times used to accompany the article. I think he feels his pain.

I was writing a "refudiatio... (Below threshold)
alanstorm:

I was writing a "refudiation" of his comments, but it was getting too long, so I pruned it down to the basics:

We've been hearing similar crap from him for nearly 2 years. Does anyone actually believe he means it this time?

Honey, honestly I didn't me... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Honey, honestly I didn't mean to hurt you. Please give me another chance. We can work this out. Everyone knows what happens next, right? P.J. O'Rourke was correct when he characterized this election as being akin to a restraining order.

Hey Barry and gang. We Won!... (Below threshold)
Stan:

Hey Barry and gang. We Won!!!!!! Get over it

"What the American peopl... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"What the American people don't want from us " is spending "the next two years fighting the political battles of past two.""

Actually, nothing would please me more.

And John's already sucking on sour grapes. How does it taste, John?

"So you admit the Republican agenda will be to oppose the president and Democratic Senate at every turn, ..."

Aw. Mull this one over, John - "We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."

You were saying?

WE WON! (In more ways than ... (Below threshold)

WE WON! (In more ways than one!)

and they've kin... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

and they've kindly asked you to move aside while grown-ups now engage the problems that face us. Get outta the way sir. Sooner rather than later.


Yet a few days ago Rick, you were pleading for liberal tolerance and open -minded ness" (on religion- specifically, joining in your condemnation of homosexuals,) "There's a lesson here for all who honestly think that leftists desire dialog".

You sound like a hypocrite to me! You want liberals to be tolerant and open-minded, but get out of the way for you and your ilk.

Sounds like a perfect profile of a bully. Why do I find it this not surprising?


The message will ... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

The message will be driven home in November of 2012.


By Sarah Palin.

Umm... Mr. Hussein Obama... (Below threshold)

Umm... Mr. Hussein Obama.

Yeah, that's a grown up talking. And John, I too notice the utter lack of consistency, I don't recall anyone here arguing that the GOP had to lay down for Obama and the Democrats in 2008.

And just to pre-empt the inevitable responses, I don't like Obama, I didn't vote for him, I agree with close to nothing of what he's done, and I hope the GOP doesn't screw up over the next couple of years like they usually do.

"We must find common ground... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"We must find common ground ...."

And this from the guy who said "I won" when at a meeting to establish common ground.

FUCK YOU! Barry.

Umm... Mr. Hussein... (Below threshold)
Dumbest:
Umm... Mr. Hussein Obama... there was consensus yesterday sir... and the consensus is that your agenda sux...

Wake up and smell the coffee Mr. President... there will be no working harder with you on building consensus... the American people have spoken sir, and they've kindly asked you to move aside while grown-ups now engage the problems that face us.

Get outta the way sir.

Sooner rather than later.

Yeah. that Obama guy really ticks me off.

Doesn't he remember how in 2006, when the Dems took control of the House AND the Senate, then President Bush rolled over and "got out of the way" and let Democrats do whatever they want because THEY had a mandate?

You don't remember that?

Hmmm, neither do I.

Guess that makes any suggestion that the President should roll over now just another moronic right wing brain fart.

And he's a Muslim from Kenya too! Don't forget that!

Steve, I didn't see any ple... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Steve, I didn't see any pleading there. Please point it out to me.

And please explain to me how much of "gotta ride in the back", "don't do a lot of talking", "punish your enemies", etc is supposed to be tolerated from Obama before anyone can respond in kind without you getting your knickers in a knot and shouting hypocrite!?

Coffee? I say wake up and s... (Below threshold)
CZ:

Coffee? I say wake up and smell the tea.

I'll have mine with lemon and honey. Maybe a splash of bourbon : )

Dearest john and Dumbest,</... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Dearest john and Dumbest,

http://bit.ly/bp36yW

Oyster: NONE! It's the tex... (Below threshold)

Oyster: NONE! It's the textbook definition of hypocritical to complain about his language and tone while doing the same. And if that doesn't sway you, consider this: the mushy middle didn't approve of Obama's tactics... so why would you want to emulate him at all? Why not choose to be the grownups?

Barry was the most ideologi... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Barry was the most ideological dem in the Illinois Senate. He was the same in the US Senate.

His notion of "honest and civil debate" we saw with the healthcare dog and pony show where he invited the GOP to a televised sit down and then told them to go F themselves and crammed the healthcare bill down the nation's throat.

Barry will not compromise. He will talk and talk to cover for his next strategy which is to let the bureaucracy pass regulations and have eveything done that way since he will no longer be able to get his agenda through Congress.

2 more years of fun until we can retire this unAmerican jerk. Heck, he'll have more time for golf if that's possible.

steve,Who said any... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

steve,

Who said anything about emulating him? However, if Obama and the Dems think they can keep doing what they are doing and not move in our direction, 2010 will be a drop in the bucket compared to 2012.

Here's a clue for the clueless: Obama's 'tactics' were a SMALL part of the problem. His (and their) POLICIES are the problem.

"I think it is important... (Below threshold)
914:

"I think it is important to have an honest and civil debate," Obama said. "I want to enagge both Democrats and Republicans in serious conversations about where we're going as nation"


The civil debate was settled yesterday Barry. Put up or shut up!

Congress typicall... (Below threshold)
Eric:
Congress typically changes to the party opposite the president's. So this outcome was a reasonable prediction starting the day after Obama's election.

George W. Bush didn't lose seats in 2002

Plus, the House hasn't changed hands without the Senate following suit since 1930, so there was hardly "consensus" yesterday.

Well the Republicans did need to take 10 Senate seats in mostly Blue states to take control. In the end the Republicans flipped 6 Democrat seats including Obama's former seat, while the Democrats flipped 0. That means the Democrats can't roll over the Republicans in the Senate.

By the way the Republican also made huge gains in the states. What makes that significant is reapportionment. The Republicans now have the ability to restructure the House for a generation.

But wait, Steve. I thought... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

But wait, Steve. I thought the rules were "I won so sit in the back and shut up because you're my enemy".

Look, Obama's going to have to slide toward the center. And he has a long slide ahead of him. I don't see it happening. He's been talking out of both sides of his mouth for 4 years now. So yes, by all means - I hope they run over him.

Affirmative action cant hel... (Below threshold)
914:

Affirmative action cant help him now. Racebaitin cant help him now. Chairman Mao cant help him now. Moochelle cant help him now. Blaming Boosh cant help him now.

Looks like all thats left is extending the big bad Boosh tax cuts. The "Won" is indeed in a terrible dilemna. Grasp conservative policies, admitting his are wrong and maybe see a 2nd term. Or do what we all know he will.

Play golf

"What the American people d... (Below threshold)
davidt:

"What the American people don't want from us " is spending "the next two years fighting the political battles of past two."

What the American people didn't want was the Democrats spending the last two years fighting the political battles of the previous eight, thus the thumping yesterday.

"So you admit the Republica... (Below threshold)
apb:

"So you admit the Republican agenda will be to oppose the president and Democratic Senate at every turn, refuse to make a good faith effort to pass any legislation, and essentially accomplish nothing. Good luck with that."

Kinda like teh Won did with the R's, eh Johnny?


"You want liberals to be to... (Below threshold)
apb:

"You want liberals to be tolerant and open-minded, but get out of the way for you and your ilk."

Eh - libs are shallow and stupid by nature. They don't have the intellectual capacity to understand concepts like 'tolerance.'

To quote Evan Byah on why t... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

To quote Evan Byah on why the Dems lost so much:

"Democrats need not reassess our goals for America...."

Guess they want another kick in the balls in 2012.

John: "So this outcome was ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

John: "So this outcome was a reasonable prediction starting the day after Obama's election. Plus, the House hasn't changed hands without the Senate following suit since 1930, so there was hardly "consensus" yesterday."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

So THATS the talking point?

FAB-U-LOUS!

61+ House flips! (the most since 1948!)
6+ Senate flips!
6+ Governorship flips!
600+ State Senate and Legislator flips!
23 State Legislature flips!
Victories spanning all levels of government across all regions of the US! ALL REGIONS!

Yep.

Just your standard, run of the mill, nothing to see here move along ho-hum mid-term election.

I'm so pleased to see that John, obambi and the left are pushing forward with that "interpretation" of yesterday's results.

It bodes very very well for republicans/conservatives for 2012.

"What the American people d... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

"What the American people don't want from us " is spending "the next two years fighting the political battles of past two."

Pretty sure Obama is wrong on that. What the American People didn't want was the President and the Democrat dominated Congress spending their grandchildren into a lifetime of debt.

"I think it is important to have an honest and civil debate,"

Obama is a day late and a dollar short on that one little bit of wisdom, the conversation has already happened. It was called the Mid-Term Election.

Personal advice from UOG to President Obama: you really shouldn't allow yourself to complete your Presidency without managing to grow up.

crickmore: "You sound like ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

crickmore: "You sound like a hypocrite to me! You want liberals to be tolerant and open-minded, but get out of the way for you and your ilk."

Uh, stevie, you can ride along with us, but your're going to have to sit in the back.

I mean, you can come along with us, but we don't want to hear alot of talk from you.

After all, elections have consequences, and we won.

right?

'No one party will be able ... (Below threshold)
dnb:

'No one party will be able to dictate where we go from here.' But can the other party dictate where we go from here?

Drago, you're on fire!!!</p... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Drago, you're on fire!!!

Awesome!

Obama is incapable of getti... (Below threshold)

Obama is incapable of getting the message. He's that dedicated to his leftist agenda and a narcissist to boot.

bitchmore-"Soun... (Below threshold)
914:

bitchmore-

"Sounds like a perfect profile of a bully. Why do I find it this not surprising?"

Why do you find this site at all? For you its an exercise in futility.

And there have been 4 times... (Below threshold)
Stan2:

And there have been 4 times in history that a democratic president has lost control of Congress in a mid-term election.

In each of those instances the democratic president went on to be re-elected two years later. Clinton was the last example.

It's all in the Master Handbook, folks... but seriously - all you've accomplished is to set the stage for Obama's re-election.

Maybe Obama will let republicans lead in the pledge of allegiance... you've got that to look forward to!

"Democrats' continued control of the Senate, albeit with a smaller majority, and Obama's presidential veto power leave the Republicans with only a weak hand in trying to push through aggressive changes."

Is it sinking in yet?

"Is it sinking in yet?<br /... (Below threshold)
The Graveyard:

"Is it sinking in yet?
38. Posted by Stan2 | November 3, 2010 7:57 PM "

I hear you whistling by me.
No doubt all the buried bodies make you nervous.

His narcissism will prevent... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

His narcissism will prevent him from being anything other than what he already is. I need not reiterate that as it was on display today.

And Stan, history never had a (P)resident determined to destroy America by turning it into a socialist union. He will not be re-elected and odds are pretty good that he might not be the Democrat nominee in 2012.

@Stan2 -Your comment is spo... (Below threshold)
Mike:

@Stan2 -Your comment is spot-on. But, shhhh....let 'em gloat and prance. This is going to get fun.

"Democrats' continued contr... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Democrats' continued control of the Senate, albeit with a smaller majority, and Obama's presidential veto power leave the Republicans with only a weak hand in trying to push through aggressive changes."

Sure, Dem Senators can vote yes on a bill that they know Barry will veto. The yes vote will cover their ass back home. Barry gets the blame.

BUT -

The Senate then takes another vote to over-ride the veto. Those cutesy Senators now have to make a real vote. One that really counts.

Do you honestly think, given what they just saw Tuesday, they're going to back Barry? Not if they want to survive the next election.

Don't think so? Check with Stupak.

Mike and Stan, you're absol... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Mike and Stan, you're absolutely right!!

obambi has the repubs right where he wants them!! (it was probably his plan all along, wasn't it?!)

hmmm, wait a minute.

Let me get this straight. In Nov of 2008 republcans/conservatives were told by all of you guys that our big defeat that night meant that the republican party, if it even survived, would spend 40 years in the wilderness. Relegated to small enclaves of knuckle-dragging troglodytes in the south and mountain west.

And now, after we've engineered a remarkable comeback and have completely blitzed the country at all levels and in each region, now, NOW, the republicans are suddenly, somehow, in trouble again.

Strange.

Let me see if I can summarize your position:

1) Dems win, Republicans lose, Republicans are toast.

2) Dems lose, Republicans win, Republicans are toast.

Tell me something stan and mikey, when you guys aren't busy posting on Wizbang do you spend alot of your spare time splitting atoms....with your MINDS?

Yet a few days... (Below threshold)
Rick:
Yet a few days ago Rick, you were pleading for liberal tolerance and open -minded ness" (on religion- specifically, joining in your condemnation of homosexuals,) "There's a lesson here for all who honestly think that leftists desire dialog".

You sound like a hypocrite to me! You want liberals to be tolerant and open-minded, but get out of the way for you and your ilk.

Sounds like a perfect profile of a bully. Why do I find it this not surprising?

Mr. Crickmore... you're a tad confused...

I don't want liberals to be tolerant and open-minded... I just think they ought to be that which they tell us constantly they are and we should be... see how that works? It's liberals who are the hypocrites on this issue Steve... you're simply confused... or more likely, attempting to confuse because your argument is so damned weak...

Doesn't work with me Stevie boy... been around the block with leftists one too many times... I see right through that which too many don't...

"And now, after we've en... (Below threshold)
Stan2:

"And now, after we've engineered a remarkable comeback and have completely blitzed the country at all levels and in each region, now, NOW, the republicans are suddenly, somehow, in trouble again."

I don't know about "in trouble" but certainly "still delusional" still applies.

A great example - Harry Reid was a piece of meat on a hook, and you clowns still couldn't defeat him. "Engineered a remarkable comeback?
Your best witches lost.

Obama is going to kick Sarah Palin's ass in 2012. Know it, own it, and no, you can't delude your way out of it.

And just what do you think Blubbering Boehner will accomplish in the next two years?

Repeal ObamaCare? Not in your wildest dreams. Seriously, you are a kool-aid drinking delusional moron if you think ObamaCare is somehow in jeopardy as the result of this election.

And if the Republicans can't roll back ObamaCare -- just how much power do they really have?

Short answer - not enough to worry anybody.

But do that bipolar manic laugh thing, Drago - that's really cool and it makes you look so intelligent. You know... "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!"

burp!

"And if the Republicans ... (Below threshold)
914:

"And if the Republicans can't roll back ObamaCare -- just how much power do they really have?"

Seriously who cares about their power? Grow up idiot!

Poor Stan2, cracking up bef... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Poor Stan2, cracking up before our very eyes.

Popcorn, anyone?

Stan2 is still in the denia... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Stan2 is still in the denial stage.

Wait til it gets to the angry stage! That's gonna truly be funny!

Stan2: please do come back when you're in the bargaining stage. We'll talk.




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