Barack Obama Will Still Be President on January 19, 2017

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That is, unless we jettison this freak show of Republican so-called candidates.

Newt Gingrich? Newt Gingrich????? The guy peaked nearly 20 years ago. Compromised, corrupt, amoral. He has about as much chance of winning the general election as do Calvin Coolidge’s decomposing remains.

Ron F-ing PAUL?????????????? The most charitable thing I can say about him is: Joke candidate. Wrong, wrong, wrong. If he gets the Republican nomination, I would actually stay home on election day, as would most voters forced to choose between a communist and a madman.

Michele Bachmann’s vaccine conspiracies have doomed her as a viable mainstream nominee, unfortunately, even though she is the most likeable of all the candidates and I would have gladly voted for her, “crazy eyes” notwithstanding.

Rick Perry has already made far too many unforced errors, and his extreme social conservative activism has turned off many Constitutionally-minded voters like myself who worry that if he wins he’ll use his power not to shrink government but to meddle in Americans’ private lives. No thank you.

Herman Cain: Toast.

Rick Santorum: If we were all in hell, I’d put my money on the snowball.

Huntsman, Johnson and the rest: Who?

Which leaves us only with Mitt Romney. He’s the sole Republican in the current field who even has a ghost of a chance at beating Obama, but as many have noted, he’s an old-school-checked-pant-double-talking-insider-flip-flopping pseudo-Republican who looks, talks and acts like a phony. I’d still vote for him over Obama, but only out of desperation; I’d rather have a president with magic underwear than an emperor with no clothes. But the growing tide of anti-Mormon bigotry in this country means that I fear few would join me in this protest vote.

And that, to my (and everyone else’s) great chagrin, is it. The pitiable pantheon of declared Republican candidates ends there. I keep reaching around in the bottom of the bag, asking “Any more in there? That can’t be all of you.” But my hand comes back empty. And my heart sinks.

Unless something changes drastically, Obama will beat any of these people handily. Which means, as my title reminded everyone, that he’ll be president for the term between 2012 and 2016 — which actually lasts until January 20, 2017. Think about that: 2017. It’s still 2011, people, and if things keep going as they are, Obama will be in charge until 2017.


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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

36 Responses to “Barack Obama Will Still Be President on January 19, 2017”

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    Don’t agree with this assessment of the situation at all. The latest Rasmussen poll
    has Romney easily beating Obama.

    What rising tide of anti-Mormon bigotry are you talking about? I have heard nothing
    reported on this. If the Obama camp starts throwing bombs at Mitt because he is a Mormon,
    Mitt can counter by bringing up Obama’s ten year stint In Jeremiah Wright’s racist church.
    Guess who wins that argument?

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    Richard Wheeler

    And what do you suggest Curt?

    BTW Other than Romney, who I believe when paired with Rubio Can beat BHO , it definately is a “freak show of candidates”
    anti Mormonism comes only from Repub, far right Evangelicals trying to prevent his nom. ex, Santorum supporters in Iowa who hurt Romney in 08 by supporting Huck.

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    Hard Right

    @Richard Wheeler:

    anti Mormonism comes only from Repub, far right Evangelicals trying to prevent his nom

    BZZZZT! Wrong. I’ll take projection for $1000 Alex.
    The far left hates religion, especially anything that involves Christianity.
    Although as they think he is very beatable they will support him in the open caucuses.

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    Richard Wheeler

    Hard Right That is one CRAZY spin.
    BTW There are no open caucuses. You mean open primaries and Dem. crossover will be inconsequential.

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    I will be flat out honest. Not one of the candidates are ringing my bell, but I will support whoever the candidate is because our country cannot withstand another 4 years of Barry. The sanctity of our Constitution and the future of our children and their children is at stake. Our freedoms are quickly eroding and soon we will be no better than the old USSR, the current Columbia or Cuba. Those that don’t believe it are taking their freedoms and rights for granted.

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    you have to be in low mood to say that, you need a prime rib and soon,
    that leave you PERRY TO PEP YOU UP,
    are you all expecting an ALIEN OR A PASSIONATE HUMAN,

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    C Andrew Scott
    you can laugh all you can with MARVIN E Oasniki,
    but you liberals will not laugh at the end of it,
    you are the responsible for having supported one which Has depress
    CURT NOW AND ALL AMERICANS, And continue to do so,

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    I have good news for you, Curt. Obama ain’t going to run again. The democratic party won’t be able to vett him this time. They have admitted they didn’t vett him last time, and the states are passing laws that make it mandatory to be vetted this time.

    The best news is that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s posse is checking into Obama’s fake birth certificate and will have a report in February. Joe has said there will be surprises.

    The question isn’t, “Can ‘????’ beat Obama?” The question is, “Who will ‘????’ have to beat?”

    Obama won’t be running.

    Hilliary Clinton probably will.

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    Hard Right

    Yes, same here. I’m not wild about anyone.

    Rich, you haven’t shown yourself capable of rational thought, especially when it comes to the GOP. Keep believing the dems aren’t voting for RP tho.

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    C Andrew Scott

    @ilovebeeswarzone: Bee…i CAN laugh, because the situation IS comical. the GOP isn’t offering a viable option, which is sad.

    but in all sincerity…until YOU can vote yourself, please keep your opinions about MY First Amendment rights.

    for all the “profile attacks” the Republican candidates receive (so you claim)…an equal amount are tossed towards anything you consider “liberal”.

    i really love how you say “you liberals”…might i spin it as “YOU conservatives” __________?

    aren’t you “Canadian” anyway? what is your obsession with America? are you envious?

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    C Andrew Scott
    I’m not obsess and not envious either,
    these are my friends, and I’m on their side 100 per cent,
    and I see you insulting their intelligence with your dummy, which was not called for,
    and I did not want to let you get away with this, your amendment is not to meant for hurting or attacking the profile of fine CANDIDATES, EVEN that you feel you can use it for negative, actions, I’m sure the FOUNDERS did not made it for that, I came very close to become AMERICAN ONE TIME AGO, BECAUSE i WAS IN LOVE WITH AMERICA TOO, BUT FAMILY MATTERS CALL ME BACK AT THE TIME.
    so don’t tell me if I CAN OR CANNOT TELL YOU what I want to,

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    Nan G

    80% of Republicans and 90% of TEA Party attendees have committed to voting for whomsoever the Republican nominee is.
    I doubt the Paulsamics will get their man the nomination.
    But watching them spray their vinegar toward those chemtrails is a kick!

    91 rounds of golf since taking office….and counting.
    A day of strenuous leisure….that’s golf.
    So, how is Obama as a golfer?
    Obama is not comfortable on the links.
    Obama has a 20+ stroke handicap.
    Obama shoots in the 100’s.
    Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs:
    “I don’t know if he [Obama] would tell you [that he and his companions] played golf. They went to a golf course and they swung clubs, but I don’t think it was real pretty.”

    If anyone is going to be sitting home and skipping the vote in 2012 it will be disillusioned ex-Obamaites.

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    C Andrew Scott

    you don’t have a problem with being negative yourself…but it’s ok, because you and your friends agree. it’s ok to make statements about anyone on the left, anyone who did or will support Obama, anyone who doesn’t abide by your religious laws. am i wrong?

    you BELIEVE i was making fun or you or your friends with my link to Mr. Quasniki. not the case. i was trying to provide some comic relief. sorry. wrong of me (apparently). only jokes pointed at the left are allowed. i’ll find some.

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    The best news is that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s posse is checking into Obama’s fake birth certificate and will have a report in February. Joe has said there will be surprises.


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    Thanks. You just made the knot in my stomach bigger.

    I keep praying for a miracle…many of my prayers have been answered, and so, I believe we [this country ] ‘will’ have a miracle…

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    Richard Wheeler

    Hard Right Smorg’s been a birther from the git go. Any truth Joe has sworn in “The Donald” as his deputy?
    It’s good to know you were kidding about Dems. voting for Romney and R.P. We thought for a moment maybe YOU’D ALSO lost it.
    Btw Aye the historian could confirm my political predictions especially in 2010 House and Senate have been pretty damn accurate.

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    @Hard Right: #20
    Smorg ain’t kidding! I have never gambled, and ain’t gambling when I made a bet with my financial planer that Obama won’t run. He is trying to figure how to make me money with Obama in charge and is worried about him getting reelected. The bet is for a free meal.

    After reading as many articles about Obama’s fake certificate, he won’t dare try to use it as proof of citizenship, and he doesn’t have anything else, unless you count his Social Security card that was issued in Connecticut, where his family never lived, and was reserved for FOREIGN STUDENTS.

    Go to and pick out the stories you want. There are several about Sheriff Joe.

    When Obama HAS to prove he is legally qualified to be president of the united states and can’t do it, he will decide no to run. To me, this is just a way to raise a lot of money before he decides not to run. I will wait and see.

    Don’t the democrats get to keep their campaign money that they don’t spend?

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    C Andrew Scott
    did you take the time to study them, they could not have been more screen than they where,
    and they are far better than what is now in power , any body can see that, but your other views to the democrats prevent you to evaluate the qualities of most of them, there is that block preventing it of course,
    it’s very normal to do, that show how politic is separating people and it’s sad too.
    so you will vote to keep the same power onthe WH, knowing the danger of what is going to happen
    to AMERICA, just think that the next vote is the most important of this NATION since she was born out of a lot of blood and loss of limbs by the BRAVES since it’s foundation.

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    C Andrew Scott
    I’m back because I know I should add this to the previous comment,
    that is; you really don’t have a choice this election is priority to vote to get this leadership
    out of the WHITE HOUSE, SO that limit you doesn’t it, and although many have chosen their pick, they will make sure they vote for the last one ON REPUBLICAN BANNER who stand alone, as oppose to previous many elections where some would not bother to votes if their choice is not there,
    this one is the moment of truth, and it must be from all the people, to stand as one to save this AMERICA.

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    We should never be in a position to have to choose ‘the better of two evils’, in this case Romney, because it was set up to be this way not by us, but someone up there in the food chain, who always feels it’s this persons turn. When are we going to teach them, that we want to choose our own? The GOP in DC is no better than the dems, they are all in this together.
    To raise the issue of mormonism, Romney could easily bring the obama’s muslim tendencies, incl but not limited to whether he is a muslim; nothing in his actions or words is christian at all; whenever obama tries to fake a christian, he not only doesn’t know the Bible, or he comes up with some bogus sh^t to make it appear he has knowledge about christianity. So, that mormonism dog won’t hunt!

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    in this election coming, how else can you do, there wont be a choice, because choosing the winner on this side mean changing the LEADERSHIP on the other side,, and if it’s not your pick, you have the obligation to vote, not pass because all the votes are needed, for the goal to be met, the other side will do anything to get votes, it will get thugs to intimidate, disrupt, and block entry, it will take courage to overcome all, and the MANY MEDIAS sold to OBAMA will use their propaganda at top speed for the uninformed, there will be some paid to get the message across, with OBAMA’s billions to cover all of
    the disturbances from the other side.
    and it might be your pick which will take the lead at the end,
    there still time for more to come

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    Liberal1 [objectivity]
    these CANDIDATES are way up more in knowledge to take the keys of this COUNTRY,
    they know what to do to get AMERICA working, they know what is needed to unite this COUNTRY,
    make it back to recovery, yes they are better,

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    C Andrew Scott

    @ilovebeeswarzone: of course…because only “conservatives” have knowledge and intelligence, right? liberals and those on the left are stupid and unable to unite.

    poppycock! these candidates are just more puppets for the machine…just like Obama is. ALL POLITICIANS ARE PUPPETS! and NONE of the GOP candidates speak for ME…and i AM an American, Bee. i don’t necessarily have all the answers,but i GUARANTEE that the GOP doesn’t either. they’ve all expressed their reluctance and inability (like you) to compromise and work with left to produce results. they’ve expressed discrimination to anything NOT “Christian” or Republican. the right has done everything they can to prevent Obama from making strides. THAT is not productive. THAT is destructive. THAT is unpatriotic.

    but THAT is the American way.

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    C Andrew Scott
    you say, we don’t communicate, and you have the proof as we are doing it, and we even insult each other on a civil tone like you wanted, but my turn now, if you want to give, then you must receive,
    is in it what blogging is all about, meaning good exchanges of ideas from 2 opposite poles of the brain,
    because you are leaning so much on the left that it might just throw you down on the floor eventualy,
    that’s what’s happening with all the leftists they have now fallen and are digging to get a footing to be able to get up again, it would not matter but they are stepping on our feet to get their footing , we are solid but if more are stepping on the CONSERVATIVES, they then have to make sure to let them go down by themselves, that is the AMERICAN WAY.
    I like that quote of you’res

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    Depends upon who gets the nomination, libzero. But less important than the Oval Office is the political make up of the chambers. Life would be altered significantly with a veto proof GOP majority, and an Obama presidency.

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    @cali: #27

    The GOP in DC is no better than the dems, they are all in this together.

    This is why I don’t belong to any political party and call the politicians that are in office now “republicrats.” They have merged together and become a shark feeding frenzy, with each republicrat trying to get a bigger bite out of the tax payer than the other republicrats. Even if they don’t have much money when they go in, they are millionaires in a short time.

    I too, am tired of having a campaign ad go something like, “Vote for me, because I’m not as bad as the other candidate.”

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    @Richard Wheeler: The Iowa caucus is not technically open, but since they allow Democrats to show up and change their voter registration on the spot and then caucus, it is de facto open. The number of crossover votes involved is likely pretty small (a few thousand) but given the way people focus on the order of the finishers, it could certainly matter in a close race like this year’s caucus.

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