Aug
05
2011

#rsrh Democrats cannot hope for Obama primary challenge.

That’s what Jay Cost thinks, and he’s got five good reasons why he thinks that: Obama’s access to money, the White House, Democratic client groups, African-American voters, and the Democratic party establishment.  Whether this is ‘fortunate’ or not depends on whether you’re looking forward to either having to defend Democratic policies since 2007, or whether you’re gleefully anticipating rolling those policies into a nice, thick roll and using them to beat at the heads and shoulders of Democratic politicians, all the way down to the county commissioner level.

Guess which camp I’m in.

More seriously, if the Democrats want this guy gone then they’re going to have to convince President Obama that he needs to be the first President since LBJ to not run for re-election.  And the odds of that happening are are just short of nil, of course – so I don’t know what the netroots’/progressives’ Plan C is going to be, here.  Complain, whine, and get entertainingly cross and querulous about having to live with the consequences of their actions, I guess.  They seem to default to that anyway.

Moe Lane

8 Comments

  • Skip says:

    Plan C? Blame everything on Bush.

  • Free-range Oyster says:

    Skip, I’d say that’s an underlying assumption to *all* of their plans.

  • Finrod says:

    Default to? They do that even when they have a Plan A. I think it’s ingrained in their nature at this point.

  • BigGator5 says:

    …or whether you’re gleefully anticipating rolling those policies into a nice, thick roll and using them to beat at the heads and shoulders of Democratic politicians, all the way down to the county commissioner level.

    Heh. Funny you should mention that:)

  • countrydoc says:

    Dems cannot allow Obama to be primaried b/c AA voters will not show up in the general. The result would be a crushing defeat of the entire slate of candidates of historic proportions. I can sort of feel some sympathy for AA’s, but really, the guy’s just incompetent. Put policies aside. The man just does not have the skill set (c.f. LBJ, Clinton). Its to bad that the first AA president turned out to be such a waste of O2. Hopefully, the next one will be better. Allen West for prez!

  • Ric Locke says:

    Watch out for Oswalds.

    At this point, the only winning possibility for Democrats is to gain a martyr. I don’t think anybody on the Right will oblige, but it hardly matters — the shooter could come directly from Cuba wearing a Fidel hat and a Che T-shirt, and C. Matthews et. al. would declare him a right-winger at the top of their lungs. As they have with Lee Harvey, come to think.

    If I were in Obama’s shoes, I wouldn’t go outside at all for more than very brief periods. Golf would be Right Out. The Secret Service does a wonderful job, but they’re both human and finite, and modern sniper rifles have long range.

    Regards,
    Ric

  • Metzger says:

    From the far right fantasy land, two words. Fast (and) furious. Makes interns and cigars look like the penny ante bushwa they are.

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