The Kansas City Star’s Steve Kraske, BizzyBlog’s Tom Blumer, and BizzyBlog Commenter Joe C. are all dumb as boxes of rocks. They read the following quotes and come to the conclusion that Barack Obama is not going to run for a second term in 2012:

“You know, if – if I feel like I’ve made the very best decisions for the American people and three years from now I look at it and, you know, my poll numbers are in the tank and because we’ve gone through these wrenching changes, you know, politically, I’m in a tough spot, I’ll – I’ll feel all right about myself,” Obama told CNN’s Ed Henry.

“I said to myself very early on, even when I started running for office, I don’t want to be making decisions based on getting re-elected, because I think the challenges that America faces right now are so significant,” the president also said.

“Obviously, if I make those decisions and I think that I’m moving the country on the right direction economically, in terms of our security interests, our foreign policy, I’d like to think that those policies are continued because they’re not going to bear fruit just in four years.”

Seriously. Is there any wonder all you get over at Bizzy’s place is disjointed conspiracy theories, outright lies, clever half-truths, and misleading headlines? Does Steve Kraske know he’s stooped to this level? Damn, people. Reading comprehension. Try it on.

The President is clearly saying that he is more concerned about correcting the problems of the country than getting re-elected. He’s not saying he WON’T RUN! That’s the headline, but Kraske came up with “Obama says it: There’s a chance he won’t run in 2012”. You could have guessed that this is now running through Free Republic and other wingnut forums like castor oil through a bad bowel movement.

I’m surprised we didn’t run into any of these three in line at Camp Stupid.

Listen. I’m going to make this easy for you – and possibly profitable. I’ll bet you a $100 each that Barack Obama is the Democratic Candidate for President in 2012. Take me up on it in the comments.

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  • Joe C.

    No, Eric. Obama won't run in 2012 because reality is too hard for him. He no longer is insulated from it by an endless parade of ultraleftists shepherding him inorganically through life. From one protectorate to another. A anti-American relay team passing him as a baton to a Progressive finish line with a complicit Media creating an historic feel-good facade for the disengaged.

    This poster child for the confluent apogees of affirmative action and the Peter Principle has now reached the end of his protective tunnel where he is interacting for the first time with people and problems that could care less about his hagiography. His greased skid has finally ended on a gravel road for which he is totally unprepared.

    His only concern now is the takeover of health care. That is on what his 40+-year Manchurian Candidate training has been focused. That's why jobs and Afghanistan are mere talking points– because those things affect other less-worthy beings, not him. As far as he and his puppetmasters are concerned, ruining the economy and taunting the military is just the cherry on the sundae– punishing us for decades of hegemony.

    Once this seizure is complete, he will have no other raison d'etre. If successful, he will have no political capital left; in fact, in all likelihood, he will take most of his party down with him. Of course, this is of no consequence to him. He sees himself as a political martyr in this cause. His legacy and the debasing of America's station in the world are but small prices to pay for the Leviathan's unfettered control over the lives of hundreds of millions of subjects. No, the reverance with which his name will be uttered in the hallowed halls of leftist elitism– along with those of Marx, FDR, and Castro– will be his reward.

    When it's all said and done, he and his family will be taken care of by his benefactors. Then he will once again never have to sully himself in the milieu of what he and his (your) ideology has wrought.

    Joe C.

  • Joe. Dude. You are trying too hard. So $100 on it?

  • I see Blumer in comments at his place is trying to weasel out of not having called out Kraske for his horribly misleading headline and accepting it on face in order to then further opine based on this misleading headline. Normally Tom calls journalists on this type of stuff, but it's more convenient for him to ignore it this time. Some credibility.

    You can't possibly read those quotes and infer that Obama is even leaving an OPENING to not running in 2012. It's just poor reading comprehension. Tom can opine all he wants, but he can't deny having missed this and having accepted it as true. It's not. The headline is a lie and anyone with half a brain could see this when reading the actual quote.

    I'd even go further. If you think Obama won't run (opinion) or he might not (opinion), you are dumb as a box of rocks. He'll run and he'll win.

    Tom, I know you're checking. Your complete lack of self awareness gives me no pause when wondering whether or not you find me thoughtful.

  • Joe C.

    OK… If Obama is NOT on the top of the ticket after the Dem Nat'l Convention in 2012 for any reason other than death, you give a hundo to my charity of choice; if he is, I give a C-note to yours. If he dies in office, it's a push. Deal?

  • Deal. Did typing “dies in office” send a tingle up your leg?

  • Joe C.

    Hardly. Two words: Joe Biden

  • Fair enough. 😉 I figured it went without saying.

  • Joe C.

    No, Eric. Obama won't run in 2012 because reality is too hard for him. He no longer is insulated from it by an endless parade of ultraleftists shepherding him inorganically through life. From one protectorate to another. A anti-American relay team passing him as a baton to a Progressive finish line with a complicit Media creating an historic feel-good facade for the disengaged.

    This poster child for the confluent apogees of affirmative action and the Peter Principle has now reached the end of his protective tunnel where he is interacting for the first time with people and problems that could care less about his hagiography. His greased skid has finally ended on a gravel road for which he is totally unprepared.

    His only concern now is the takeover of health care. That is on what his 40+-year Manchurian Candidate training has been focused. That's why jobs and Afghanistan are mere talking points– because those things affect other less-worthy beings, not him. As far as he and his puppetmasters are concerned, ruining the economy and taunting the military is just the cherry on the sundae– punishing us for decades of hegemony.

    Once this seizure is complete, he will have no other raison d'etre. If successful, he will have no political capital left; in fact, in all likelihood, he will take most of his party down with him. Of course, this is of no consequence to him. He sees himself as a political martyr in this cause. His legacy and the debasing of America's station in the world are but small prices to pay for the Leviathan's unfettered control over the lives of hundreds of millions of subjects. No, the reverance with which his name will be uttered in the hallowed halls of leftist elitism– along with those of Marx, FDR, and Castro– will be his reward.

    When it's all said and done, he and his family will be taken care of by his benefactors. Then he will once again never have to sully himself in the milieu of what he and his (your) ideology has wrought.

    Joe C.

  • Joe. Dude. You are trying too hard. So $100 on it?

  • I see Blumer in comments at his place is trying to weasel out of not having called out Kraske for his horribly misleading headline and accepting it on face in order to then further opine based on this misleading headline. Normally Tom calls journalists on this type of stuff, but it's more convenient for him to ignore it this time. Some credibility.

    You can't possibly read those quotes and infer that Obama is even leaving an OPENING to not running in 2012. It's just poor reading comprehension. Tom can opine all he wants, but he can't deny having missed this and having accepted it as true. It's not. The headline is a lie and anyone with half a brain could see this when reading the actual quote.

    I'd even go further. If you think Obama won't run (opinion) or he might not (opinion), you are dumb as a box of rocks. He'll run and he'll win.

    Tom, I know you're checking. Your complete lack of self awareness gives me no pause when wondering whether or not you find me thoughtful.

  • Joe C.

    OK… If Obama is NOT on the top of the ticket after the Dem Nat'l Convention in 2012 for any reason other than death, you give a hundo to my charity of choice; if he is, I give a C-note to yours. If he dies in office, it's a push. Deal?

  • Deal. Did typing “dies in office” send a tingle up your leg?

  • Joe C.

    Hardly. Two words: Joe Biden

  • Fair enough. 😉 I figured it went without saying.

  • sailtravis

    “I’ll bet you a $100 each that Barack Obama is the Democratic Candidate for President in 2012.”

    “I'd even go further. If you think Obama won't run (opinion) or he might not (opinion), you are dumb as a box of rocks. He'll run and he'll win.”

    Is this offer still open in mid-June 2010? At this rate BHO may be so unpopular and ineffectual that he will be forced by his base to not seek a second term. Of course it is still a long way to 2012. But if the election were this fall and in the current political atmosphere I'm not sure he could win the Democrat's nomination.

    Most may be to young to remember another POTUS that I'll paraphrase, “I shall not seek, nor except the nomination for President from my Party…”

    One can only hope!

  • mvirenicus

    i won't vote for him again. i'm waiting to see the “minor party” alternatives to gauge how excited to become in 2012.

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