Last night, as Republicans were keeping an eye no the GOP caucus results, President Obama spoke to Dem caucuses:

“It’s going to be a big battle,” Obama said. “I hope you guys are geared up. I’m excited.”

Well, I don’t know about that. Hope & Change is a harder sell this time around:

Voters were engaged in the video, but there was no cheering, chanting or clapping for the president’s message during the address, distributed to more than 200 caucus locations throughout Iowa.

Obama went a little overboard on the “Elder Statesman Gray” hair color, don’t you think? Obviously Obama’s handlers heard that Bill Cosby is popular in Iowa:


31 Responses to “Obama Speaks to Iowa Caucus Dems”

  1. backwoodsconsr on January 4th, 2012 12:28 pm

    How can people not worship a man who can change his hair color at will?

  2. Granny55 on January 4th, 2012 12:33 pm

    I thought the whole video was odd. He must be peeing his pants every time he sees a poll that puts him at a disadvantage. And he probably was quivering when he heard Jimmah Carter was giving him advice on how to make it to a second term – shudders!!!

  3. JohnBissell on January 4th, 2012 12:58 pm

    when did the President turn orange?

  4. Marshall_Will on January 4th, 2012 1:12 pm

    "It's going to be a big battle"

    And… that's where he lost them! You may be Living the Community Organizer's Dream but even DWS is worn thin water carrying for you O'Blamer. Your ardent PEU supporters are looking around the teacher's lounge and noticed either there is no coffee or when there 'is' ( you have to PAY for it! )

    Lots of old faces are gone, PEU spouses have been laid off, there aren't even the resources to "pretend teach", everyone's on the bubble and there's yes, even talk of quitting! In short, the Progtopia you promised has failed to materialize.

    Everyone's home has lost value but somehow, homes are STILL unaffordable!? PEU's are now beginning to turn on one another as cops wonder why fireman are making as much as 'they' are and fireman are wondering why teachers are getting paid at ALL?

  5. backwoodsconsr on January 4th, 2012 1:19 pm

    Maybe he's trying to say, "Orange you happy I'm your president?"

    Or perhaps he's trying to pass himself off as the Great Pumpkin. He needs some kind of gimmick. Telling the folks what he really is won't work. As far as the economy goes, he works about as well as a cement life preserver.

  6. anotherthousandwords on January 4th, 2012 1:46 pm

    Gosh, he must have had some kind of SCARE overnight, huh?

    The 'new' gray hair makes him look as if he shaved that bony head, doesn't it?

  7. Marshall_Will on January 4th, 2012 1:50 pm

    "Telling" them -anything- won't work! Younger Americans are either carpooling/ride sharing or using pub. transpo for their 20 hrs. a week (seasonal) employment.

    A lifestyle not radically different than the Unemployment Lifestyle they led themselves to believe would be adequate until this all blew over? There's no Nice To Have in their lives. Only essentials. And it's gotten old.

  8. clu seatoe on January 4th, 2012 1:52 pm

    He looks and sounds like a broken man — exactly what he did to our nation.
    I couldn’t be happier to this point in time.

  9. Truesoldier on January 4th, 2012 1:58 pm

    Wow, if that crowd is any indication of the "enthusiam level" the Dems have for Obama's re-election he is in for big trouble. Couple that with the down to the wire 8 vote difference between Romney and Santorum and I think you can see which side is really ethusiastic about this years election.

    With Bachman and Perry looking at calling it quits today that could lead to a bigger surge for Santorum (no guarantee of course). If that happens we may actually see a really good Primary between Romney and Santorum. If it the NH, SC and FL primaries stick to that theme I think we could see the field whittled down a few more with Newt and Huntsman dropping out. I figure Paul will stick it out at least until the VA primary as he qualified for the ballot and Santorum did not (if Paul continues in a strong third or better in the primaries he may stick around longer).

  10. backwoodsconsr on January 4th, 2012 2:02 pm

    The fact that he even mentioned the gray proves that he dyed it gray as a gimmick. His hair wasn't that gray when he was out Christmas shopping.

  11. backwoodsconsr on January 4th, 2012 2:07 pm

    Before long third place may be last place.

  12. Truesoldier on January 4th, 2012 2:14 pm

    Normally that would be the case, but with a few of the states holding their primaries earlier they will be awarding the delegates based on a propotion of votes as opposed to a winner-takes-all approach.

    Michelle Malkin had a great run down of this a few days ago here:

  13. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2012 2:18 pm

    I may have only two to choose from come May 8th !

  14. Marshall_Will on January 4th, 2012 2:21 pm

    But… but… bu… It's going to be a big battle and um..? 'He' is stoked, why aren't you?

    Yeah even diehard Dims are dropping back and regrouping for 2016. This is about damage control. The brunt of public employees on Caddy pension plans haven't even begun to retire yet.

    There's time left to position themselves to 'preserve' those hard foaght bennies.

  15. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2012 2:23 pm

    You don`t think the Hawasian sun did its bleaching magic ? What about all those dangerous weed and grub killer chemicals at all those golf courses Teh Whon has governed from; don`t you think he`s absorbed a few gallons thru his shoes ? Hey, combine the two, ya got one avenging toxic soup !

  16. Truesoldier on January 4th, 2012 2:34 pm

    And Obama is trying everything he can think of to re-excite his base and take the wind out of the GOP sails.

    I just saw a bit ago that he is planning to go ahead with a recees appointment of Cordray for the Consumer Watchdog post even though it is viewed as not going along with the rules that even his administration has acknowledged (of course rules only apply to everyone else). The timing on this is no coincidence, the only question is will the GOP challenge him on it or not.

  17. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2012 2:40 pm

    I saw yesterday at Drudge that the congress is investigating Oblameless` illegal-immigration policies (expediting visas – "move to YES"). Not holding my breath, but crossing my fingers.

  18. Marshall_Will on January 4th, 2012 2:46 pm

    Well that's just it. When you're -already- Ruling by Executive Fiat and circumventing everything from Robert's Rules of Order to the Magna Carta.., doesn't leave a lot of room for escalation?

    To be honest, ONLY Martial Law can salvage Him from here.

  19. Truesoldier on January 4th, 2012 2:52 pm

    At this rate the GOP (if smart) would start setting up Obama Scandal commercials to start running in the summer till election day. At this rate they could run a different commercial each week and not run out of ammo.

  20. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2012 3:09 pm


    Georgia and I think New Hampshire are passing leg. to force Zero to prove his eligibility to be on the ballot !

    His SSN issues are working thru some courts as well………

    You can`t swing a dead cat without hitting some kind of dim scandal !

    Come on Rs, this stuff has already written itself !!

  21. Truesoldier on January 4th, 2012 3:11 pm

    Well it is a done deal. Obama has made the recess appointment:

  22. Truesoldier on January 4th, 2012 3:26 pm

    I'm not sure as of right now when ours will be here in WA ST. The state decided not to have a primary vote like usual and is having the parties just handle their own cuacauses. So far they have not announced the date of the caucaus, but I am figuring May or June time frame like usual.

  23. Granny Jan on January 4th, 2012 3:38 pm

    I know he's toast but did they have to use Revlon's Color Stay #32 Burnt Toast?

  24. backwoodsconsr on January 4th, 2012 3:39 pm

    Hmmm. Looks like that "spreading the wealth around" thing isn't working out so well.

  25. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2012 3:41 pm

    Doug, moderation ate my reply ! Thanks fer lookin` !

    Btw, good coverage last night !

  26. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2012 3:45 pm

    Looking at how even scandal-ridden dims keep being re-elected these days, did Carter actually run a crappy re-election campaign, or did Ronaldus Magnus run a far better one ?

  27. backwoodsconsr on January 4th, 2012 3:50 pm

    Carter ran a crappy administration, but I think the Iranian hostage crisis did more to sink him than anything. And he certainly didn't get any help from the economy.

  28. Marshall_Will on January 4th, 2012 3:51 pm

    Yes, because WA ST. is 'broke'. So they ( like OR's have any room to talk? ) have all kinds of $'s for no-name rappers to make public service vid's about doing the Poop & Scoop in Seattle's city parks but are busted when it comes to preserving uh… democracy..?

    Just like the City of Hillsboro had all kinds of money to put on Cinco De Mayo ( a real 'holiday' because Corona Beer said so ) but turn out pocket lint when it comes to the 4th of July? BTDT

  29. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2012 3:54 pm

    He heeee ! LLOOLL !!!

    Three "grannies" and all are funny ! I be lovin` it !

    Great avatar btw !

  30. Truesoldier on January 4th, 2012 4:01 pm

    Exactly. I don't really mind having the parties run (and pay for) their own caucases, especially now that we have an open top two primary system. Not to mention that by the time the caucauses roll around here the candidate has already been chosen for us (thank you the rest of the country for picking McCain for us).

    But I do get your point. They will quickly fund bike paths, but are suddenly broke when it comes to general purpose lanes.

  31. SignPainterGuy on January 4th, 2012 4:26 pm

    I remember the conditions, just not his campaign. It was a transformational period for me; coming to realize that the dims are liars and the Rs aren`t all "just for the rich" ! Reagan opened my eyes to much in politics ! Warts n all, I really do miss him !

    Liberal and conservative weren`t yet in my lexicon !

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