Wednesday, November 10, 2010

When You Strike At A King

When you strike at a king, you must kill him - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yesterday we read about the incohesive, nearly incoherent ramblings of President Obama during his 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft. These out takes reveal a man who is lost without a script. For bonus points I threw in a site that reports some rumors circulating around DC regarding scenarios for the replacement of Obama - a coup in other words.
Think of it. A freakin' coup in 21st Century America.

Now I am reading what Rush Limbaugh has to say about the events of the past week since Election Day. Mr. Limbaugh does not come out and say that the Dems are sharpening their knives, but he doesn't say they are not. See for yourself.

Look at what's just happened here. This is the biggest drubbing since the thirties, the biggest drubbing. This is not insignificant. I think the House leadership, the Democrat leadership in the Senate, I think this narrative to keep that leadership in both houses the same is an attempt to cover up something that is far worse. I think this party knows that it is in far greater trouble in the White House and on down than they want to admit. And I think there are members of the media covering the White House who know it. I think that deep in the bowels of the Democrat Party they realize, some people realize that Obama is an utter disaster and that they're going to have to do something about it. And I think this Politico story, "Obama Isolated Ahead of 2012," is made to look like a hit piece on Obama. I don't think it's a hit piece on Obama per se. I think it is the beginning of sort of setting the table for what might happen, set the foundation for what might happen as the months ahead unfold. [emphasis mine ~sig94]

If nothing else I trust Rush's instincts. His nose is up in the air and he thinks he has caught a scent of ... something.

[...]The Democrats making it clear here that they're going to stick with the same leadership team is an effort I believe to cover up what is really going on behind the scenes and that is a total shakeup some way to limit the damage of Obama going forward into 2012. Folks, I wish that I could tie this to something substantive that I know, 'cause there isn't anything. Common sense. This kind of drubbing is not reacted to in such a cavalier manner as they are reacting to this. You don't send the president out of the country for ten days after such a drubbing unless you want him offstage domestically. [emphasis mine~sig94]

One of the rumors deals with dems planning to declare the President incapable of discharging his duties and replacing him with the Vice President as per Section 4 of the 25th Amendment of the Constitution. It reads in part:
Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
The real fun begins when the President contests this action. Basically, the matter is then decided by Congress. If this drags on past mid-January, the Republicans will be in charge of Congress. Rush continues:

[...]I've always trusted my instincts, particularly in matters political. But it just strains credulity for me to believe the Democrats think nothing's wrong here except messaging, that all they need is to go talk to George Lakoff and come up with a different way of presenting their case. They know full well why they got trounced. Now, they're not gonna admit it. They're obviously gonna come up with, "Yeah, bad marketing, bad packaging, bad messaging," but there has never been this huge a personal repudiation of a president in just two years, especially one who was messianic, he has fallen from heavenly heights.

Rush refers to a Politico story that he thinks was planted by democratic insiders. It is not complementary.
President Barack Obama has performed his act of contrition. Now comes the hard part, according to Democrats around the country: reckoning with the simple fact that he’s isolated himself from virtually every group that matters in American politics.

Congressional Democrats consider him distant and blame him for their historic defeat on Tuesday. Democratic state party leaders scoff at what they see as an inattentive and hapless political operation. Democratic lobbyists feel maligned by his holier-than-thou take on their profession. His own Cabinet — with only a few exceptions — has been marginalized.
And that's about as kind as it gets. The Politico story is a recitation of the slights and insults Obama has inflicted on his fellow Democrats. And they are multitudinous. It's almost as if Obama was deliberately seeking to alienate himself from his supporters. And if that's the case, what is he up to? Can it all be explained by a supremely arrogant, overachieving communist who cares not a whit if he gets re-elected as long as he trashes America?
Again, Rush thinks this is all a set up; there is movement afoot in the highest Democratic Party circles. I am no political prognosticator by any means, but Obama's trip to the Middle East at this time could be an attempt by the herd to isolate itself from what is perceived as a threat. Do wildebeests do this? Rush continues:
This Politico story shows there is something bubbling up way below the surface and it's getting closer and closer to reaching the surface -- and if it does, I think people are gonna be shocked and stunned at what might happen. Listen to this again: "[A]nd in his icy relations with Republicans, the media, and most important most voters, and it's easy to understand why his own staff leaked word to Politico that it wants Obama to shake up his staff and change his political approach." Icy relations? Let me tell you something: His own staff leaked word to Politico that "it" wants Obama to shake up his staff? That means they're making efforts behind the scenes to get Obama to shake up his staff, and he is rejecting it, and so they're going the route of the media.

[...]Boy, how times change, folks. I mean just a few weeks ago it was Obama looking around for asses to kick, and now it's his ass being kicked by unnamed Democrats in The Politico. Somebody needs to tell whoever leaked this all to the Politico that Obama's 9,000 miles away in India. If you want to make a change now's the perfect time. He's 9,000 miles away. If you think the adults need to step up here, this is the perfect time to do it. Change the lock on the Oval Office or worse.

curiouser and curiouser.


Fredd said...

Hey, Sig:

Oh, that your suggestion would be taken by ranking Democrats.

Lock Obama out of the White House. Unfortunately, Democrats are Democrats for a reason, and one of the criteria for becoming a Democrat in the first place is to have your spine surgically removed.

These cowards don't have the guts to proceed with changing the locks on the Oval Office.

And even if they did find the intestinal fortitude to do it, just imagine what a mess this place would become immediately with PREDIDENT BIDEN sitting in the White House.

I shudder to think....

sig94 said...

Fredd - Biden becoming President could be the key in denying the Dems any political power for the next 100 years.

Kid said...

Interesting points Sig.

I have to point out the dems are in denial if they think their troubles are the result of obama. Their troubles are that they went along hook line and sinker with allowing obama to be a virtual dictator with morons like biden and pelosi as court jesters.

I'd be shocked to see obama pushed out. I'd love to see him impeached though and stay on as a lame duck so people don't forget how absurd the democrats are.

sig94 said...

Kid - This is another "wait and see" scenario. I believe that the dem leadership is actively examining all options, including those listed on this blog. Wouldn't we all love to be a fly on the wall in somebody's office right now?

Kid said...

Fly on the wall..

:) I'll just sit here and imagine democrat politicians writhing in anticipation of being next on the chopping block in 2 years and look forward to them eating their own in a futile attempt to save their vampire selves from the coming sunshine as time progresses.

Subvet said...

The rumors of something moving below the surface of our political waters come from various sources.

I'm just wondering how quickly & cleanly the Dems will try to cut their losses now that it's apparent John & Joan Q. Public are repudiating their agenda.

Pelosi is out, IMO she'll be shown the door as far as any future leadership post is concerned. Haven't read much about Reid, but the Senate Dems must be feeling restless about now.

B.O. is acting out the standard scenario of an "affirmative action hire" who is in way past his abilities. What seems to be the norm is such cases is a distancing by his supporters, followed by the quick and seemingly unexpected receipt of a pink slip. Kind of hard to imagine that happening to our nation's Chief Executive, but three years ago it was difficult to grasp affirmative action would be a main justification for hiring someone to hold the nuclear football.

Intersting times, no doubt about it.

Starsplash said...
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Starsplash said...

The house that Jack-ass built is commin down.... I don't know a pundit out there who doesn't think that the Democrats will win in 2012. I predict not but a contitued Liberal mess until then.
I noticed that the Pres. trip out East has been a catastrophe.