Some Democrats Want Nothing To Do With Obama

Remember back in the day, during the run-up to the 2006 and 2008 elections, when we were treated to a bevy of stories about Republicans not wanting George Bush to campaign with them? Well, just a mere 13 months into Obama’s presidency, and Democrats are already rebuffing The Smartest Man In The World: Some Democrats keep distance from Obama

As President Obama’s approval ratings sag and the mood of voters sours, some Democratic congressional candidates are distancing themselves from the White House, with the back-channel blessing of party officials.

The candidates are positioning themselves as independent voices no less frustrated with the Obama administration than people back home.

Rep. Dennis Cardoza, a Democrat who represents a California Central Valley district burdened by high unemployment and home foreclosures, said in an interview: “The Obama administration has failed miserably in trying to solve the problem.”

I’m stunned! Who could have possibly thought that a problem couldn’t be solved by a guy who has no experience in the private sector, has never been in charge of anything of consequence, tended to vote “present” on the tough legislation, and has surrounded himself with beyond partisan Chicago hacks and extremists while he plays golf, shoots some hoops, and uses Air Force One to see the sights? Besides the “outsourced most of his agenda to Congress” issues, of course.

But, just because some Democrats are moving away from Barry, doesn’t mean some of them aren’t complete kooks

Rep. Jim Costa, a Democrat who also represents California’s Central Valley, blames Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for not doing enough to alleviate a drought that has hobbled farmers. Costa said his phone calls to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have gone unreturned.

I’m all for blaming the Obama admin. and the people in it when they deserve it, but, come on, Jim, there is not much that Ken can do about a drought other than say some kind words about support and hope. He can’t actually make it rain. This is the same type of imbecility that caused Lefties to blame Bush for 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, among others.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who leads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in an interview: “Our candidates need to reflect the values and priorities of their districts. And that means on some issues they’ll support the Obama administration’s position, and on some issues they’ll oppose it.”

It might be a smattering too late for that, Chris, unless the Republican elite screw it up. Most of your peeps voted for a good chunk of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid destroy America legislative bills. Witness NJ, Virginia, and Massachusetts, Chris, electoral losses that the Obama administration has not only denied, but used as a way to prop up their own failed agenda. We will see what happens in November.

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9 Responses to “Some Democrats Want Nothing To Do With Obama”

  1. Wyatt Earp says:

    I can’t wait for Karl Rove to pull an Emperor Palpatine, rub his hands together, and say, “Everything is proceeding as I have designed it.”

    Add a maniacal laugh for effect. Heh.

  2. Sophie says:

    This is the same type of imbecility that caused Lefties to blame Bush for 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, among others.

    Hate to interrupt your own personal moment of imbecility with reality, but it was Bush’s response (or lack thereof) to both emergencies that Lefties (and some thinking people on the right) found despicable.

  3. Otter says:

    Whereas obama is just Despicable. Period.

  4. It’s funny about Rove, because the lefties invested so much time in fantasies about him being frogmarched out in handcuffs, yet, he is still free and making boatloads of money.

    Sophie, Bush did, in fact, respond to 9/11, and quite wonderfully, yet, was still blamed for what 19 Islamic nutjobs did, and planned, while Clinton was president. Furthermore, regarding Katrina, it wasn’t Bush’s job to do anything till asked by the Democrat gov of Louisiana, per law, and she was slow off the ball.

    It will be interesting to see how Obama responds to a tragedy here in America, Otter, though, I hope we never have to find out.

  5. Sophie says:

    I can still see the deer-in-headlights image of Bush, reading My Pet Goat and “wonderfully” is not the word that comes to mind for that kind of response. Bush was not a leader and sadly, neither is Obama.

  6. Otter says:

    Yes, sophie. Let’s rush armed men into the classroom and bustle President Bush out, leaving the kids upset and crying, the teachers confused and worried. That’s SOOOOOOOO much better than calmly finishing the story and then leaving quietly.

    • The funniest part of it is that the guy the Dems ran for President in 2004 sat unable to think for 40 minutes in Tom Daschle’s office, and it took him 45 minutes after the second plane hit to realize we were at war.

      Like one of the first comments at the Free Republic link says, I do not fault Kerry or Bush. Trying to wrap ones mind around the events of that day as they were happening was damned difficult. We sat glued to the TV I brought in at work, until they decided to close the stores way early. Around noon, we had the idea that maybe we should hit the ATM for cash. Our traffic was down about 90%.

  7. Bad Science says:

    Is the drought in California the one caused by the Endangered Species Act smelt? Seems I’ve heard that’s causing drought like conditions due to irrigation prohibitions.
    If that’s the case, the President could do something about that.
    If he cares more for people than a fish too stupid to survive.
    I’d prefer an Evolution Act for that situation so that endangered plants and animals would be allowed to evolve or go extinct (unless useful or tasty enough to grow on farms).That system worked well for millions of years, and requires no input from the Government.

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