This passage from Jodi Kantor’s book The Obamas is a nice reminder that, no matter how far apart Obama and the right might be on policy issues, there’s always a chance we can find common ground about something:

Initially, Barack had tuned out the presidential talk, too. But he was just as disappointed with the U.S. Senate as he had been with the state senate – he had gone to Washington to do big things, but he was a junior member of a slow, rule-bound, Republican-controlled body. “Shoot. Me. Now.” he wrote to an aide, in the middle of a particularly long-winded oration. (The speaker was Senator Joe Biden.)

We’ll now wait and see if the Secret Service decides to investigate Obama for the threat against himself.

For the record, as Jim Geraghty noted, Joe Biden isn’t always energized by Obama’s speeches either, so they make a good team:


20 Responses to “Finding Common Ground with Barack Obama”

  1. SignPainterGuy on April 23rd, 2012 6:02 pm

    There`s woefully little being done about Oblamer`s many instances of treason, high crimes and misdemeanors, why would the SS pay any attention to this threat ? After all, it was only against himself !

    Zero was bored with the state and federal senates; he was dreaming of today when he could grant himself Executive Order privileges ! It`s just too slow and limiting to follow the laws of the land !

    He`s a human male and parent in the USA; I run out of similarities right there !

  2. jeffythequick on April 23rd, 2012 6:07 pm

    he breathes air too!

  3. SignPainterGuy on April 23rd, 2012 6:13 pm

    Oh, now the Gorbull Warming fearmongerers are gonna hate him; he exhales CO2 !

  4. Truesoldier__ on April 23rd, 2012 6:24 pm

    Of course nothing happens quick enough for this guy. The state senate is too slow, the us senate is too slow, congress won't pass his ideas quick enough so he has to go around them.

    Of course the founding father's intended government to be slow and methodical. What better way to stave off the over reaches of government that Obama so loves.

  5. SignPainterGuy on April 23rd, 2012 6:30 pm

    Congress must be racist ! It couldn`t be that his policies suck sh*t through dirty sacks !?

  6. Doug on April 23rd, 2012 6:34 pm

    That's why he likes where he is now… he can just go around Congress and issue decrees. Problem solved.

  7. jeffythequick on April 23rd, 2012 6:44 pm

    Truly a living example of the Peter Principle!

  8. SignPainterGuy on April 23rd, 2012 6:36 pm

    "Dreams of His Father`s Son", coming to a Barnes & Noble soon !

  9. Truesoldier__ on April 23rd, 2012 6:50 pm

    But who will write that book?

  10. SignPainterGuy on April 23rd, 2012 8:43 pm

    Chrissy "Tingles" Matthews ! No greater O`bot exists ! He could massage The Obamassiah`s image, plus he could ask and answer his own questions !

  11. Truesoldier__ on April 23rd, 2012 9:21 pm

    There is something very wrong with using the term 'massage' in the same posting when mentioning Chris "tingles" Matthew's…

  12. clu seatoe on April 23rd, 2012 8:23 pm

    …“Shoot. Me. Now.” he wrote to an aide…

    Oh, please, Constitutional Americans plead, wait not, wait not.

    Unfortunately it’s not going to clean the ink stain of the presidency of Zero off of the pages of American history.

  13. SignPainterGuy on April 23rd, 2012 8:41 pm

    "…. the pages of American history." That can be either the unwritten paragraph or the largest volume …..

  14. jeffythequick on April 23rd, 2012 9:20 pm

    Oh no… We need to keep him firmly written on the pages of American History, as long as we remember to teach history as a lesson to repeat the good things, and NOT REPEAT the bad things.

    I guess we didn't learn the Carter lesson, and it seems we forgot the McCain lesson as well. Well, maybe we didn't… just ask Senator Hatch.

  15. Marshall_Will on April 23rd, 2012 9:43 pm

    "Aquino's ambition to be president was dashed when President Marcos declared martial law and dissolved the constitution. Marcos took all power unto himself and jailed his political opponents, including Aquino. Aquino spent over seven years in prison and was found guilty of murder, subversion, and illegal possession of firearms. Aquino denied these charges as well as the legitimacy of his trial and conviction by a military tribunal."

    OZero hasn't quite risen to the accomplishments of Ferdinand Marcos, that level of corruption took decades. Given a second term, I'm confident he can even surpass him.

  16. SignPainterGuy on April 23rd, 2012 11:11 pm

    There you go, always thinking on the bright side ! 😉

  17. clu seatoe on April 23rd, 2012 11:39 pm

    That idea is one that has been on the mind of more than a few Constitutional Americans over the past 3+ years and from the tone of several of Zero’s comments and actions during that time it seems to be one that has rattled around in his vacuous delta quadrant. A fact that can be attested to by the recent uptick in firearm sales.

    In fact, due to the vastness of his quadrant and his persistence at non sequitur patterns of thought and conclusions, and their distance from reality, one stands amazed that he isn’t a blond.

  18. Marshall_Will on April 23rd, 2012 11:57 pm


    Sadly Teh Done's embracing of Marcos-esque political tactics are so effective, so successful and difficult to counter, many conservatives in our lives are adopting and employing them with gusto.

    Here's one of my favorite examples. It's a Lending Tree commercial ( remember those? ) where a voice over of Adam West seems to exonerate the very enablers that profited MOST from the Housing Boom, the mortgage companies that gave loans to illegals and dead people.

  19. ChapBix on April 24th, 2012 12:48 am

    "We ain't seen nothing yet."

  20. ChapBix on April 24th, 2012 12:51 am

    Seriously, folks, outside of being a homo sapiens and sinner, what common ground can any of us have with him? He has delusions of grandeur that soar to the heavens. Literally.

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