In what is the equivalent of “Get off my property. You’re not my friend anymore” President Obama is telling anyone who has the gall to vote against Obamacare that he won’t play with them anymore.
The Telegraph reports:
Barack Obama has said he will not campaign for any Democratic congressmen who fails to support health care reform.
Hmmm. Isn’t this a bit like Octomom threatening not to date you. Or your friends threatening to burn the video from your bachelor party.
Let’s go over some of the name of candidates who Obama did come to town to campaign for:
Sen. R. Creigh Deeds – Trounced
Gov. John Corzine – Beaten. Bad.
Martha Coakley – Embarrassed
So I’m wondering if Obama’s threat is all that powerful. In fact, I’m wondering how many candidates are going to beg Obama to stay far far away from their home districts. Look, everyone knows Obama’s going to hurt the Democrats this November. It’s just a matter of limiting the hurt. So in the end his threat to stay away is more like Charlie Sheen promising not to foil up his knuckles before he marries your daughter. It’s a small gesture of kindness in a really bad situation.
March 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm
I was thinking the same thing. Obama is actually doing these politicians a favor by saying that he won't campaign for them.
March 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Let's just hope that the congress(wo)men are thinking the same thing and don't actually feel pressure from this. The key to democrats staying competetive this November is to distance as far as possible themselves from the Obama machine. Let's hope that none of these representatives seriously think about just taking a fall for the sake of this insanity.
March 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm
The AP story I read on this said that if Obama campaigns for a candidate it promises the possibility of hundreds of thousands donated to their campaign, just by his "presence". I don't know if that's true or not (you know, it being AP and all…) but supposedly its to pressure those democrats coming up on their elections.
March 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm
In the immortal words of Dirty Harry, "Make my day."
March 17, 2010 at 12:17 am
You know when he agrees to go on FOX the man is desperate. Pray for us! I'm saying dozens of Hail, Holy Queens – we are truly "banished children of Eve" every day for Congress.