Will Obama Quit?

PJ Tatler has a run down on the growing rumors that Obama  may quit – pull an LBJ and back out of running in 2012.  I don’t think this will happen.

First off, the only people on the Democrat side who might suggest this – Lieberman, Bayh, etc – are not the sort of people Obama will listen to.  Locked in to his array of sycophants, Obama is not about to allow some outsider to tell him that the game is over and its time to go home.  I can very much see some sensible Democrats wanting to do this – there is a chance with Obama on the ticket that a defeat in 2012 will turn in to an epic, blow out loss – but I can’t see any way for such people to reach Obama.

Secondly, and this ties in to why there won’t be a serious primary challenge, to move against Obama is to risk the Democrats’ hammer lock on the African American vote.  This isn’t just about the 2012 Presidential election – this is about whether or not liberals can retain any power to influence American policy.  A defeat in 2012 would be bad for them – but there is defeat, and then there is crushing loss.  Defeat is Obama out and the loss of 20 House and 5 Senate seats. Bad.  Means GOP controls things for at least two years.  Lots of conservative reforms can be implemented…but the chances of a major overhaul of the FDR/LBJ settlement are small.  Crushing loss is Obama out and the loss of 50 House and 15 Senate Seats.  Horrific.  Means GOP has the power to pretty much do whatever it wants…every liberal program is on the chopping block.  Just can’t be allowed to happen.

But that is what would happen if the Democrat party – by calling on Obama to quit or engineering a serious primary challenger – were to be perceived by African American voters as having betrayed Obama.  Its not that they would vote GOP, but that they would stay home on election day.  Without high African American turnout going 90%+ for the Democrats, the horrific scenario becomes a reality.  Of course, the Democrats might endure the horrific loss, anyway, but why make it a certainty by stabbing Obama in the back?  For good or ill, Democrats have Obama for 2012…in 2008, they jumped on his bandwagon presuming that he could initiate 50 years of liberal rule.  It hasn’t worked out that way.  Even if Obama manages to win in 2012, he has completely failed in that promise…but if the liberals want to have a future in America, they have to ensure that 2012 doesn’t work out as a blowout loss.  Easier to keep losses to a minimum with Obama than without.

I could be wrong about this – there might be a revolt of the remaining moderates in the Democrat party.  More than likely, though, there won’t be…and if there is, it will work out as a quixotic, third party alternative…which would help sink Obama, but wouldn’t destroy the Democrat party for the next 20 years.  That will all be as it may – none of us get a say in how Democrats do things.  Our job is to work for the blowout victory no matter what they do – because right now we have that chance to really do it:  to win so much power that we really can dismantle the Welfare State.

So, let’s just get out there and do it..

15 thoughts on “Will Obama Quit?

  1. hermie September 15, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    If he decides to quit then he has just about a billion dollars he can play with, thanks to his numerous fundraisers and other contributions from the Unions and other left-wing organizations.

  2. Cluster September 15, 2011 / 2:05 pm

    It would save America a lot of money to give him and Michelle $1 billion to quit.

    • dbschmidt September 15, 2011 / 9:53 pm

      It would be cheaper to give every (not by choice) unemployed American $2.5 million dollars than live through another Obama Stimulus.

  3. Sunny September 15, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    Not gonna happen.

    • neocon1 September 15, 2011 / 7:15 pm

      Psalm 109:8 SOON.

      • bozo September 15, 2011 / 11:07 pm

        “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow”??? Sounds like you are advocating a one-term-presidency like Kennedy instead of Carter.

        Hope Kamala keeps your dossier on her desk 24/7.

      • neocon1 September 16, 2011 / 8:02 am


        it is easy to see why you are a stupid Klown ass

        Psalm 109:8

        English Standard Version (ESV)

        May his days be few;
        may another take his office!</b?

        as in ONE term,
        but hey if you can lie and get away with it….

  4. Majordomo Pain September 15, 2011 / 7:15 pm

    This may be just sematics but choosing not to seek a second term is not quitting.

    Resigning while holding office is quitting; there is a great difference.

    There is no mandate in the Constitution that says a sitting President must run a second time.

    • neocon1 September 15, 2011 / 7:16 pm


      Resigning while holding office is quitting;

      Oh like he did in the senate after voting present hundreds of times?

  5. Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J September 16, 2011 / 4:59 am

    Mr Obama, neocon, left the Senate to seek the presidency unlike some politicians who resigned out of fear of being indicted for corruption in office. There’s at least one governor I can think of that would make that list!

    • neocon1 September 16, 2011 / 7:59 am


      reasons dont count according to you Morons, that makes him a quitter.

    • Cavalry Epithet, Provisional, DVM, ABQ, CEO, QED, ASAP September 17, 2011 / 8:07 pm

      Nice mind reading there Cav, must feel great to “know” what other people are thinking. Obama did not leave the Senate to seek the presidency, he held onto his seat till he got elected, not having the courage or integrity to step down and allow a real Senator to have the seat and actually function as a representative of Illinois while he campaigned.

  6. Green Mountain Boy September 16, 2011 / 6:27 am

    How about we put inplace the same kind of ethics complaint system for bams that Sarah Palin had to deal with in Alaska? Would that work for you? Every complaint has to be investigated and the the target has to defend themself out of thier own pocket.

    Hell, I could probably bankrupt barky all by myself.

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