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    Electoral electroshock

    Electoral electroshock

    The NY-09 and NYV-02 election results were like electroshock therapy for Democrats who worry about party before party leader, and fear a convulsion in 2012 more complete than in 2010.

    Imagine the election returns coming in Tuesday night as senior Democrats watched in horror, and then imagine Jack Nicholson in the scene from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.  You get the picture.

    Via HotAir, comes this audio of John Fund suggesting we are approaching a moment when it is conceivable senior Democratic leaders approach Obama in private and suggest he not run for reelection.  The therapy, though undesired, may have worked such that Democrats are thinking clearly now.

    Would they dare? And what would he do?

    (By the way, was I the first to diagnose the dilemma,  or what?)


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    Midwest Rhino (not RINO) | September 16, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Obama cares about the “Obama Party”.

    Trumka and CEO’s coming to his house to kiss up to him.
    Lots of concerts and celebrities coming in for parties.
    Nice luxurious vacations and golf outings.
    Passing billions to his union pals
    A bully pulpit to trash all those religious, racist, bitter clingers.
    An adoring media, still mostly drooling over him.

    Obama is giddy just getting there … and all he has to do is blame Bush and the racist right. He figures if you want to make a Marxist/fascist omelet, you have to break some free enterprise eggs. It might make him a one termer, but he doesn’t seem to like working full time anyway.

    I’m probably dreaming, but a Democrat who ran against Obamacare would make trouble for Republicans.

    There is no Democrat with the “gravitas” to convince Obama it is necessary for him to not run. The only one is dead, Ted Kennedy.

    Obama is a Chicago pol. He’ll choose not to run for re-election if they make it worth his while. Unfortunately for them, money is probably not enough to do it. He would probably also require a really impressive title. Something like “President of Earth” – or at least of Harvard.

    turfmonster | September 16, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Please, I hope he runs. There are 50 Congressional districts that are held by Democrats that are at the level of NY-9 or weaker – and this didn’t take into account the margin of victory, either.

    I want 2012 to be an utter rout of the Democrats. One so massive, that the moderates rebel hard and good against the left-wing of that party so that the left-wingers are never again to hold power in this country.

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