Why should we give the “keys to the car” back to Øbama in 2012?

Remember back in 2010, during a Democrat(ic) Congressional Campaign committee fundraising dinner during an ill-fated attempt to keep Pelosi’s death grip on the House, he said:

After they drove the car into the ditch, made it as difficult as possible for us to pull it back, now they want to keys back. No!  You can’t drive. We don’t want to have to go back into the ditch. We just got the car out.

Flash forward almost two years to 2012.  How has Øbama’s “driving” been?  Unemployment is high, the debt has soared, deficit spending is on an rocketing upward, Øbama’s proposed budgets have been ludicrous, the Senate’s mandatory budgets have been nonexistent, two years of budgets from the Republican led House languish in the Senate, never brought to the floor, the Sword of Damocles in the form of Øbamacare hangs over our heads (conveniently poised to take effect after the 2012 elections),  Øbama’s budget directors and economic advisers can’t give a firm figure on the results of any of his so called economic “fixes” or even a date when they are projected to actually fix something, etc., etc.

To use Øbama’s own example, he took the keys, pulled the car out of the ditch, drove the car over a cliff, hired a taxpayer funded crane (no doubt built in China) to haul the wreck back up, and pushed it over again.

No, Mr. Øbama, you do not deserve the keys to the car. You need remedial driving lessons and an alcohol blood test before we even consider letting you look at the keys again. Or economy isn’t your bumper car.  Or is it “demolition derby”?

Back in 2010, the young president followed up with:

After a stormy time, people may be a little sea sick. But right now the waters are calm. There on the horizon we can see our destination. Now is not the time to lose heart. Now is not the time to get complacent. Now is the time to remind ourselves of what America is all about and return Democrats to the House of Representatives.

Maybe we should listen to him (with a little corrective editing):

After a building hurricane, people may be sea sick to the point of vomiting overboard. But right now the waters are swirling down a whirlpool. There on the horizon we can see our destination. Now is not the time to lose heart. Now is not the time to get complacent. Now is the time to remind ourselves of what America is all about and return Republicans to the House of Representatives AND the Senate AND the White House for that matter!

An earlier post on this blog noted that Øbama made this prediction:

I will be held accountable.  I have four years.  If I don’t have this done in three years, this is going to be a one term proposition.

Let’s make Mr. Øbama’s prediction come true.  He’s earned it.

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  1. Chetan on February 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    We should let him have a Chevy Volt on his way out.?

  2. crystal4 on February 19, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Why should we give the ?keys to the car? back to ?bama in 2012?
    Short answer? Every one of those clowns running is Bush on steroids. We would be in a ditch so deep we wouldn’t get out in our lifetime.

    • JBS on February 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Bush (43)? has been out of office for over three years. Why bring his name up? Referencing Bush is straight out of the liberal Democrat’s playbook and their talking points to obscure and confuse. Your comment indicates you want ?bama for another term?
      ?bama is ruining the country now. He will continue to trash this country if? allowed to continue. ?bama is the problem. ?bama has to be voted out.

    • phil on February 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

      With luck, we’ll have a brokered convention, and nominate Jeb Bush.? That happens, every left winger will choke on their pablum!

    • Eric on February 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Even with two wars squeezing our pocketbooks George Bush couldn’t spend the way Obummer does… and his wife was a real First Lady, unlike Moochel de Bummer. ?Except for the liberals that we’ve been blessed with, most of us would welcome back the Bush White House… and Bush was even an American citizen!

    • Lynn on February 22, 2012 at 7:32 am

      Case in point about your less than “humerus” onslaught on the Republican Candidates for President.

  3. stinkfoot on February 19, 2012 at 7:33 am

    If this were a demolition derby then by all means… though at this point the vehicle is all but completely wrecked anyway.

  4. JBS on February 19, 2012 at 8:48 am

    By seeking reelection ?bama has proclaimed to the entire world that he is a LIAR. If he wishes to think the U.S. is better off with him ruling today, then he is delusional and is certifiably insane. He is drunk with the power of the position, so that he can dispense favors to his friends and with the power of the presidency.
    He is the worst president ever. he needs to be replaced. Why can’t all of the people see him for what he is, a petty tyrant bent on destroying America?
    His tenure in the White House is marked with corruption, favoritism, partisan primacy, and imperial conduct. Nothing he has done will be judged by history as worthy of the office.
    The day he was elected was the saddest day for the U.S. (Even the stock market tumbled!) The beginning of our happiest day will be when he is voted out and the healing of the nation can begin.

  5. Lynn on February 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Take 2… Because of the Obama regime, we are in a ditch we won’t get out of in OUR lifetime. Vote Conservative Republicans so that our grandchildren can crawl out of the ditch.

  6. sammy22 on February 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Gee JBS, your description of the Obama tenure sounds like the descriptions given to the? Nixon, Clinton and probably other president’s tenures. Yet the nation has survived.

    • crystal4 on February 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Yeah, it’s straight out of the righty Republican?s “playbook and their talking points to obscure and confuse”. :/

    • Dimsdale on February 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      <snort>!? And the Dem playbook making fake controversies about contraceptives etc.?

  7. winnie on February 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    *sigh*? and the blame Bush campaign continues even though obama’s (hopefully only) four years are nearly up.? It’s such a tired, lefty diatribe.? Seems that when Bush was president I had a job, I could afford gas, I could afford to feed my family and I had hope for the future.?? Thanks to Obama my husband’s employer will probably opt to pay the $2000/employee fine instead of offering health insurance to their employees.?? I’m disgusted with what he has done to this country.? But I don’t blame him alone–add Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to the list along with others like Dodd & Frank.?
    No more democrats.? They have no talent for running a country.

  8. stinkfoot on February 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    We won’t be handing keys to the car over to Obama’s successor, he’ll be driving the tow truck.

  9. sammy22 on February 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Still waiting for the Repubs to fix everything. This year they’ll (you’ll) need to keep the House w/ a sizable majority, win the WH and get 60 Senators on your side. That seems to be a tall order, but there are many Supermen in the Republican Party.

    • stinkfoot on February 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Not republicans… conservatives.? Real ones.

    • Dimsdale on February 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      We need someone, anyone, to stop the Democrats from breaking everything.? If the Dems can seize majorities in both houses of Congress, and the presidency, then conservatives can too.?
      Not supermen, just good men.

    • whiteguylaughing on February 20, 2012 at 1:03 am

      yes like last time with clinton! LOL – Bush – now there’s a guy who wouldn’t like pray to Jesus and provide hilariously false info ! He’s a man of GOD! One thing Jesus was about and that’s money and war! hahaha – That’s adorable

    • Dimsdale on February 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      It would be so nice to go back to those halcyon days of the so called “worst economy since the Great Depression”, when we had jobs and inexpensive gas.?
      Yes, Carter Part Deux will handle everything.? Just keep yukking it up.

  10. whiteguylaughing on February 20, 2012 at 1:04 am

    You “christians” are so humble and compassionate! LOL?

    • Dimsdale on February 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Yeah, not like Democrats, who keep the poor in the poor house so they can get their votes, or keep the preferred minorities subjugated so they can create false wedge issues and divide the country on contrived racial issues, while “piously” taking the high road (and failing to pay taxes), all while fattening their own wallets.
      Now *there’s* some compassion for you.

    • GdavidH on February 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Don’t feed the troll!

  11. Lynn on February 20, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Wow, who let the loony into RVO! WGL, that’s the most bigoted statement I have ever read here. I bet your Mom never washed out your mouth with soap.

    • JBS on February 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

      I follow RVO because it’s an exchange of ideas, not what WGL is posting. He really needs to find another blog.
      I hope the management is attentive.

    • Dimsdale on February 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      It is always nice to have someone to “set zero” on the intelligence scale and give you insights into current liberal “thinking”.

  12. Anne-EH on February 20, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Time to turn over the “car” and the “keys” of that “car” over to a REAL adult who can govern and managed the USA according to the USA Constitution.

  13. Lynn on February 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hey Annie, Got your gun?

  14. Lynn on February 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Oh that’s a song for those who thought I was being an anarchist

  15. NH-Jim on February 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Every period ruled by mystics was an era of stagnation and want, when most men were on strike against existence, working for less than their barest survival, leaving nothing but scraps for their rulers to loot, refusing to think, to venture, to produce, when the ultimate collector of their profits and the final authority on truth or error was the whim of some gilded degenerate sanctioned as superior to reason by divine right and grace of a club.
    [Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, 1957]

  16. Lynn on February 21, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Don’t know I can’t just leave it with Jim’s post above. But I saw this article and it slayed me. Who would have thought that us baby boomers would be such hard workers. We were the spoiled generation, not the Greatest Generation, but somehow we have developed an incredible work ethic. Baby Boomers are literally working til they drop, not retiring on pensions. It does not bode well for our children’s future. Read what you want into this, I think that Obama has just hastened our downward cycle.

  17. sammy22 on February 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I seem to remember that gas was at $4/gal back in the happy days of 2008. Crude hit $140 or so a barrel. Those were the happy pre-Obama days.

    • Dimsdale on February 21, 2012 at 11:39 am

      True, a brief but ugly episode that bears not repeating.? But how many of ?bama’s most ardent supporters are the largest cause of these episodes, and, as we know, ? himself stated in 2008:
      “You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know ? Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I?m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it ? whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”
      He WANTS the price to be high.? Money I spend on fuel is money I don’t spend on other parts of the economy.? Everything will increase in price as a result.
      And remember, that price surge was a key attack point by Democrats against both Bush and McCain (not to mention Republicans in general).? Who are they going to blame now?? Hint: mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the ?ne responsible for it all?? 😉

    • Lynn on February 22, 2012 at 7:35 am

      I pray that gas will not reach $5/gal. No one wants anymore heartache for the middle class, they have paid enough under this administration.

    • Dimsdale on February 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      And it affects the poor the most…

  18. winnie on February 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Praise God, we have Obama.? Gas prices dropped a bit but have since skyrocketed (along with increased unemployment and food prices) during his term…And now the prediction that gas will be pushing $5/gallon in the more heavily taxed states–like CT–by summer.

  19. sammy22 on February 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    The price of gas follows the price of crude up and down. The price of crude is that of a global commodity, and no matter how hard you wish, the President of the US cannot do anything about it. The huge new finds in Brazil did not make an impact on the going price.

    • NH-Jim on February 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      “Did not make an impact” yet he gave them $2 billion of our hard-earned money for trying all the while blocking the XL Pipeline, stonewalling exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska…He certainly CAN too do something about it: get out of the way!

    • crystal4 on February 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Sammy, you’re wasting your breathe…umm… finger tips. Seems people here are entitled to their own facts as well as opinions.

    • Dimsdale on February 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Funny, that’s what I said when the left blamed Bush for the 2008 spikes.? You know, “big oil buddies of Bush making windfall profits”, Halliburton this and that, etc.? See previous post above.
      Why did the story change for ?bama? (a rhetorical question if there ever was one)
      And good or bad decisions by the president or those appointed by him can affect oil prices.? Most of these markets move on anticipated events, like failing to drill, closing the Strait of Hormuz due to marginal diplomatic “solutions” etc.? Presidents can affect supply, but less so demand.

    • Lynn on February 22, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Dims of course, has brought up a great point. I listened yesterday to a collection of comments made by the “Big 3” networks all blaming Bush for the rise in gas prices in 2008. These same journalists, er pundits have not whispered a word about blaming President Obama.


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