Liberal columnist says Obama will be one-term president — and might even resign before 2012


Liberal columnist Roger Simon (not to be confused with a right-winger of the same name) clearly is frustrated with President Obama and SAYS he might not finish out his term.

An excerpt:

I am not saying Obama is not smart; he is as smart as a whip. I am just saying he does not understand what savvy first-term presidents need to understand:

You have to stay on message, follow the polls, listen to your advisers (who are writing the message and taking the polls) and realize that when it comes to doing what is right versus doing what is expedient, you do what is expedient so that you can get reelected and do what is right in the second term. If at all possible. And it will help your legacy. And not endanger the election of others in your party. And not hurt the brand. Or upset people too much. 

UPDATE: Before you get too excited about this, read the first two entries in the comments thread.



  1. I took that column as tongue-in-cheek. You think he’s serious?e

  2. Damn you, Sweeny. I think you’re right.

    I was so busy juggling this matter and the Blago thing that I didn’t readily recognize Simon’s sarcastic tone.

    Oh, well. As Emily Litella would say, never mind.

  3. I’m reliably informed that the Drudge Report also fell for it and gave it sensational play. But the Drudge headline and link have since disappeared.

    I’m guessing that Simon knew his provocative headline would work as Drudge-bait. Too bad that it also worked as Applesauce-bait.

  4. Even if the writer was serious Obama would never resign he’s not Sara Palin and yes he probably got the right wingers in a tizzy over the story.

  5. Poe’s Law.

  6. LD: For the uninitiated, I offer this definition of Poe’s Law:

    Poe’s Law points out that it is hard to tell parodies of fundamentalism (or, more generally, any crackpot theory) from the real thing, since they both seem equally insane.

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