Election 2012

People Don’t Know How Obama Will Govern? What?!

Last night on Hardball, the co-author of the Politico article about the inner turmoil of the Romney campaign, Jim VandeHei, said something that was jaw-droppingly stupid with a "both sides" twist.

"We have two candidates who really aren't telling us much at all about how they'll govern. People ask me all the time, Will President Obama govern as liberal or as a centrist? We get paid to figure this out and we don't know the answer to it."

So Very Serious VandeHei, the co-founder of Politico, just said on national television that he doesn't know how President Obama will govern. Hell, he even used the title President Obama -- the guy who's been governing for nearly four years!

Ugh. These are the people setting the conventional wisdom in Washington, and they're hurting America.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    People like Jim VandeHei, Chuck Todd, David Gregory, need to die by a thousand bitchslaps.

    • D_C_Wilson

      Did you see Gregory’s interview with Netanyahu this weekend? Gawd, I swear, he was practically begging him to say that Obama had “thrown Israel under the bus”!

  • Ned F

    What an idiot. Everybody knows that if Obama gets re-elected, no one will have to work anymore, we’ll all get free stuff, the UN will run the new socialist world order, all guns will be confiscated and any auto larger than a Smart Car will be banned. That is after we’ve apologized for being Americans to the rest of the world.
    Romney on the other hand, he’ll just blow the whole place up.

    • Brutlyhonest

      That was sadly funny. Also, too: People tend to forget that bushCo often talked about RULING. That’s right, their word.

    • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

      “Romney on the other hand, he’ll just blow the whole place up.”

      And retreat to his luxury bombshelter deep in the Rockies where he will join his wealthy donors and the entire neo-con party set to make sexy time with the few poor but attractive women they’d already kidnapped for the occasion, all the while making fun of THOSE now-dead people who used to annoy them.

      NedF, FTFY

    • D_C_Wilson

      You forgot that gay marriage will be mandatory for everyone.

  • incredulous72

    I watched this “reporter” make these asinine comments on Hardball last night. Chris Matthews looked as though he felt sorry for the guy. I mean, it must be devastating for republicans (that supposedly are “moderate”) to have backed such a complete asshat that was supposed to restore the party’s respectable reputation. However, there is no conceivable equivalency between Candidate Obama’s statements 4 years ago and Candidate Romney’s statements 4 months ago. And there’s damn sure no substance to the statement, “We have two candidates who really aren’t telling us much at all about how they’ll govern.”, when there is already a sitting President that IS GOVERNING therefore you have an idea of HOW HE WILL GOVERN!!!


  • willpen

    I had DVR’d Hardball last night and was listening to it on the late side. I guess I must have been drifting off when I heard that because my head snapped up and I heard myself saying WTF !!! I am so glad that I wasn’t the only one who heard this since I was thinking that I was going crazy and dreamed this shit up.

  • zirgar

    You’re right. When I saw that segment last night, I said to the TV, “Are you kidding me? Just take a look back over the last few years and you’ll get a pretty good idea as to how Mr. Obama will govern.” I swear, I think these people get dumber and dumber every day. This guy wins my Poopy McSquirtstain Dumb Shit of the Day Award.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chauda.labbe Chauda Carlson Labbe

    Karma’s a bitch Mitt! I find it extremely gratifying that James Carter IV* was the man who convinced the owner of the tape to release it.

    *Jimmy Carter’s GRANDSON

  • http://twitter.com/Sweetey15 Janet ODell

    Jim VandeHei is a sour puss to begin with but he is immensely pissed off that David Corn got the big catch !

  • http://twitter.com/Sweetey15 Janet ODell

    You can throw Chuck Todd in there as well. He looks absolutely devastated at the latest turn of events for his man Romney. He’s not even trying to hide it any longer.

    • TerranceGilmore

      Chuck and his goatee looked really upset this morning talking about the news yesterday.

      • gescove

        Tom Friedman = Mustache of Understanding
        Chuck Todd = Goatee of Stupid

        • Brutlyhonest

          There’s a very good chance that if I ever get within arms reach of tehTodd™ my Government supplied anger management problem may become an issue.

          How someone that fucking obtuse can be called, and paid as, a political expert is beyond me.

          • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

            Yes, the unfairness that those idiots, who are all probably making 6 figures, are allowed to get on TV and spout the horseshit they do is incredibly anger-producing.

        • Victor_the_Crab

          What about Lurch child, David Gregory?

          • Brutlyhonest

            Lurch? Naw, Lurch was likable! gregory looks more like a cymbals-smashing, wind-up monkey.

          • Victor_the_Crab

            Hmmm, now that I think of it, Gregory does have a chimp like face. You do make a valid point, sir!

  • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

    IDIOT. (meant to refer to VanderHei)

    adding…………FUCK. politico.

  • RilesSD

    He had a poor showing on Real Time (and Overtime) last week, pretty much showing his colors. Bill called him out on the both sides meme.

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