Tuesday, October 04, 2011

There's No Need To Fear! Underdog Is Here!

President Obama calling himself an underdog reminds me of sports teams going with the "no one believed in us" mantra...
Calling himself an "underdog," President Obama today said the faltering economy is a drag on his presidency and seriously impairing his chances of winning again in 2012.

"Absolutely," he said in response to a question from ABC News' George Stephanopoulos about whether the odds were against him come November 2012, given the economy. "I'm used to being the underdog. But at the end of the day people are going to ask -- who's got a vision?"

The American people, he conceded, are "not better off" than they were four years ago.

...Obama would not handicap the 2012 election, but objected to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments that he divided people more than united them. Republicans, he said, have stood in the way of working with him time and again to fix the economy.

"At every step of way, I have tried to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime. And each time we've gotten 'No,'" he said.
That last part is hysterical.  He had two years with a fully Democratic Congress in charge, and he spent 18 months trying to convince the members of his own party to pass Obamacare. During negotiations on his infamous stimulus package, his style of trying to "get the GOP to work with him" included telling them, "I won", so they needed to vote for it or get out of the way... and the GOP got out of the way, allowing Obama and the Democratic Congress to claim credit for that disaster.

He's also not an underdog; he's an incumbent, with all the powers that come up with such status.  The mere fact that he's on track to lose anyway, after a smashing victory in 2008 and sky-high approval ratings when he entered office, is a testament to the crappy job he's done.  At this point, perhaps Frank J. Fleming is right -- we need to re-elect Obama, or he'll never like us...
I think the ultimate way to get Obama to like us is to reelect him. Maybe this first term is just a test, and if we pass it and reelect him, then he’ll finally be nice to us and try to help the country. That’s why it’s super important that we  all vote for him, because what if he just barely gets reelected? He’ll be humiliated and will be even meaner to us in his second term — he’ll start giving Mexican drug cartels huge discounts on guns, and we’ll never see another rainbow. You don’t even want to know what he’ll do to the economy.
You mean it could get worse?

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