Let’s Play Analogies!

“Democratic pollsters” Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen are once again patiently explaining to readers of the Wall Street Journal why President Obama should surrender the White House without a fight.

When Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson accepted the reality that they could not effectively govern the nation if they sought re-election to the White House, both men took the moral high ground and decided against running for a new term as president. President Obama is facing a similar reality—and he must reach the same conclusion.

He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in a way that preserves the most important of the president’s accomplishments. He should step aside for the one candidate who would become, by acclamation, the nominee of the Democratic Party: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Never before has there been such an obvious potential successor—one who has been a loyal and effective member of the president’s administration, who has the stature to take on the office, and who is the only leader capable of uniting the country around a bipartisan economic and foreign policy.

Some things do snark themselves, don’t they?

One year ago in these pages, we warned that if President Obama continued down his overly partisan road, the nation would be “guaranteed two years of political gridlock at a time when we can ill afford it.”

You cannot make this up. Well, I couldn’t, anyway. Caddell and Schoen can, though.

If President Obama were to withdraw, he would put great pressure on the Republicans to come to the table and negotiate—especially if the president singularly focused in the way we have suggested on the economy, job creation, and debt and deficit reduction.

To Caddell and Schoen, for Republicans to “come to the table and negotiate” translates into “accepting the Democrats’ unconditional surrender.”

By going down the re-election road and into partisan mode, the president has effectively guaranteed that the remainder of his term will be marred by the resentment and division that have eroded our national identity, common purpose, and most of all, our economic strength.

But of course, if Hillary Clinton were president, all Washington would join hands and sing kum-bye-yah. Because the Republicans would never wage a propaganda war smearing Mrs. Clinton every time she breathed. Oh, wait …

Anyway … Caddell and Schoen are one-time “Democratic pollsters” who have carved out a career for themselves writing nonsense like this. And I wonder if even Republicans are demented enough to believe it, although they certainly seem to enjoy reading it. I’ve been trying to think of an analogy for them — Caddell and Schoen are to the GOP what Tokyo Rose was to Japan. Something like that. But perhaps one of you could do better.

12 thoughts on “Let’s Play Analogies!

  1. I can’t stop picturing a football field end zone full of republicans in suits and red ties dancing and generally going berserk while the refs urge them to line up or go sit down. Caddell and Schoen are the talentless showbiz commentators.

    I’m curious why it takes two people to write an opinion piece. I guess if a Congress of 435 people need a supercommittee to do their job, that’s the way we’re going nowadays – no credit, no blame, no courage.

  2. Modern Conservatism has been reduced to one thing:
    Anything and everything that pisses off the Liberals/Democrats.

    If Jesus Christ himself ran as a Democrat, they’d all vote for Satan, claiming that he fell from grace for their states and gun rights, and their right to control their women folk.

    And Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen are two Kochsuckers, who’ll turn any trick for a buck.
    And if Hillary did indeed run, they’d be among the first to label her a man-eating, man-hating, Vincent Foster-shooting, drug-running, lesbian. And I think the capital letters in ‘Citizens United, Not Timid,’ describe these two wastes of oxygen perfectly – my apologies in advance to people with vagina’s everywhere.
    These two assholes make Judas look like Jesus.
    Ok, clowns, you got your pieces of silver. Now you can sit down and STFU again for awhile. I’m sure your pimps will notify you when next they require your services
    Sorry, but I am ticked!

  3. Right. Go to the back of the bus where you belong, Obama. (Nothing worse that an uppity ___________.)

  4. I hope this year’s flu shot includes something for Stockholm Syndrome. These guys need to get their shots ASAP!

  5. Wait… what? Obama’s “overly partisan road”? Did someone’s dog write that? Or do they mean “overly partisan” as in “too accommodating to the GOP”?

    I suppose asking a couple of delusional dudes to write more clearly is asking a bit too much. Sigh.

    • Or do they mean “overly partisan” as in “too accommodating to the GOP”?

      I infer that they mean “not accommodating enough to the GOP.”

  6. Who gives a rat’s ass what either of these FAUX news shills think, say or write. They are Israel firster’s, neo-consuperfratboy’s, on the GOP payroll, more pundit gifts from Bubba Clinton, ala Dick (Hooker toe jam licker) Morris. Or did Morris like to be dressed in a diaper, maybe that was Vitter, I get confused!

  7. twtfltrd – Speaking of rats, the debates have become a series of rat races and we all know that the winner of a rat race is a rat. (I’m calling the debates Operations Big D – dissembling, deception, dissimulation and disinformation.

    And then there’s Newt who has the bromidic, hectoring, high-rhetorical style reminiscent of an especially pompous clergyman. It’s really becoming too much.)

  8. If President Obama were to withdraw, he would put great pressure on the Republicans to come to the table and negotiate …

    Yeah, because when the Republicans see that their hardcore scorched-earth tactics have gotten them their number-one objective (Mitch McConnell’s words), they’ll abandon their hardcore scorched-earth tactics.

    Good God, these two losers probably actually think that. And someone – many people – in the Demcoratic Party paid these guys to help them win elections.

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