The former “No Drama Obama” is turning out to be more of a head case than Richard Nixon.

From ABC News (here is discussion at Lucianne):

President Obama, buffeted by criticism of his massive health care reform bill and election setbacks, said today he remained determined to tackle health care and other big problems despite the political dangers to his presidency. “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,” he told ABC’s “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview today.

Comments by a couple of L-dotters (there are a lot of good comments at that thread):
Reply 3—Posted by: Grady, 1/25/2010 7:30:14 PM

I would be willing to tell him he was the greatest one year president we ever had, if he would go away tomorrow.

Reply 30—Posted by: chessycat8, 1/25/2010 7:56:26 PM

How does Obama measure really good? Turning us into a third world socialist state.

This is the kind of story exists for. I’m copying the whole thread:

Reply 1—Posted by: Blizzard, 1/25/2010 7:27:21 PM

Well he has half of it right … one-term … hopefully not even a full term with any luck.

Reply 2—Posted by: Mazeman, 1/25/2010 7:30:05 PM

“I promise I’ll leave if you only pass this healthcare reform”

Reply 3—Posted by: Grady, 1/25/2010 7:30:14 PM

I would be willing to tell him he was the

greatest 1 year president we ever had,

if he would go away tomorrow?

Reply 4—Posted by: ralphcox2, 1/25/2010 7:31:49 PM

What a ridiculous and illogical statement. If he ends up being a great one term president then he will invariably be re-elected to another term. Which would make him a two term president. The reason Carter only served one term was because he was a namby pamby coward.

After watching Obama grovel before every world leader imaginable, Carter seems heroic in comparison.

Reply 5—Posted by: gargoyle, 1/25/2010 7:32:13 PM

That’s right Barack! You go stud!

Just keep doing what you are doing the way you are doing it and I will personally hold the door for you on your way out to make sure it doesn’t slap you on your butt. No—really I would do that for you. Trust me.

Reply 6—Posted by: Matt May, 1/25/2010 7:32:45 PM

How about a really impeachy half-term president?

Reply 7—Posted by: truthfetish, 1/25/2010 7:33:07 PM

If he’d just keep it to 1/4 term, I’d tell him he’s REALLY good.

Reply 8—Posted by: WIBadger, 1/25/2010 7:34:01 PM

A ”really good one term president” ?

There is no such thing Zippy.

Reply 9—Posted by: cardsfan, 1/25/2010 7:34:27 PM

That’s getting the message out—I’ll sleep a lot better tonight. I was worried that he wanted to be a mediocre one term President—he’s sure acting like it!

Reply 10—Posted by: allswellthatendswell, 1/25/2010 7:34:32 PM

This Loser-In-Chief can have the absolute worst presidency in the history of the republic but in his sick, twisted, pea-brain he’d say he was a really, really great president.

Reply 11—Posted by: Buzzman, 1/25/2010 7:35:31 PM

He IS going to be a one term President. The good part is a little iffy.

Reply 12—Posted by: fysammy, 1/25/2010 7:35:42 PM

As General Scwartzkopf said in another vein, “We’ll help with the the one term scenario”.

Reply 13—Posted by: Baskerville, 1/25/2010 7:35:43 PM

Exclusive? Sorry ABC, but I fell out of my chair laughing on a previous post with the same story.

Reply 14—Posted by: HistoryBuff, 1/25/2010 7:37:13 PM

I’m trying to think of one good term for him:





Help me out with one term to describe president BO.

Reply 15—Posted by: truthtopower1, 1/25/2010 7:39:41 PM

This 1st year is a preview of the next 3 yrs. We … the Country cant afford this innept poser for 3 more years. IMPEACH!

Reply 16—Posted by: droopydog, 1/25/2010 7:40:46 PM

In your dreams, BO, in your dreams

Reply 17—Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/25/2010 7:42:30 PM

Conan O’Brien was gone in seven months, what’s taking Conan O’Bama so long?

Reply 18—Posted by: ronnie8365, 1/25/2010 7:43:08 PM

I wish he could be a half term president

Reply 19—Posted by: Remington, 1/25/2010 7:43:20 PM

Don’t actually impeach him, that never works. But if there were a concerted effort to make the job so uncomfortable that he would RESIGN, much as was forced upon Richard Nixon, that would be so much more effective.

And satisfying.

But these things must be done delicately.

Reply 20—Posted by: rgskinner, 1/25/2010 7:43:43 PM

I am an unemployed Mechanical Engineer. I went to one of the best schools for that degree. Where did YOU get the community organizer degree from?

Try to survive Thermo 1 at the U of M (Thats Thermodynamics 1 from the University of MICHIGAN you idiot from Kenya, Hawaii, Illinois and … ) you might last a week, maybe (the math alone would kill you).


PS I would have preferred a really good President.

Reply 21—Posted by: tofu, 1/25/2010 7:47:23 PM

What does “really good” mean?

Reply 22—Posted by: beca, 1/25/2010 7:47:46 PM

i really think obama has lost it…. all these stupid statements … turnarounds…. blabblabblab …

enough with the double talk…. we already know who you are…. what you stand for and what you have in mind…. ps did i say youre a liar too…. YOURE A LIAR TOO….

you want to right a few things zero … show your birth certificate … NOW

Reply 23—Posted by: Susannah, 1/25/2010 7:47:54 PM

This is the second time he’s said this.

Reply 24—Posted by: Heil Liberals, 1/25/2010 7:48:51 PM

Oh, how I hope it is true!

Reply 25—Posted by: strike3, 1/25/2010 7:49:19 PM

All this purple-lipped clown knows how to do is spend money. Hell, even my wife can do that.

The term I have for him wouldn’t make it past the language filters so I’ll just say it to myself, okay?

Reply 26—Posted by: Calico Al, 1/25/2010 7:50:48 PM

In his mind,what constitutes “Great”? I don’t think this guy passed recess with sand box as a minor.

Reply 27—Posted by: Nashman, 1/25/2010 7:50:50 PM

He’ll be what he is. A bad one term President.

Reply 28—Posted by: mrosul77, 1/25/2010 7:52:04 PM

A great 1 -Term President? Name one. As for him resignig or getting impeached please think. If he leaves we get Biden, If Biden leaves we get Pelosi, if Pelosi leaves we get the President Pro Tem of the Senate who is Robert Byrd.

Wait till November, Get a GOP Speaker of the House then have B Hussien & Joe the Moron quit.

Reply 29—Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/25/2010 7:55:47 PM

As bizarre as this comment was-his guffawing , head snapping back like a braying donkey physical response to the question was even kookier.

Dr K said Barry neglected the third scenario-he’s a really mediocre one term president.

And Barry called those who are against Obamacare

” his opponents.”

I don’t know if this interview was before or after he called Magic Johnson ” infectious ” but, the wheels are coming off.

Reply 30—Posted by: chessycat8, 1/25/2010 7:56:26 PM

How does Obama measure really good? Turning us into a third world socialist state.

Reply 31—Posted by: Tripwhipper, 1/25/2010 7:59:09 PM

It is impossible to be a really good one term president, because the only way to be a one term president is by doing such a terrible job that the people do not re-elect you.

Reply 32—Posted by: flatwater, 1/25/2010 7:59:20 PM

Yeah, and I’d like to be Peyton Manning.

Good luck with all that, Barky.

Reply 33—Posted by: beanball, 1/25/2010 7:59:55 PM

I’ll take him up on the one-term idea if I can define what ‘good’ means.

Reply 34—Posted by: oriton, 1/25/2010 8:00:23 PM

So, it turns out that it IS all about him.

It’s that haughtiness that deludes him into thinking he’s good. I don’t care who replaces him, I’m down for impeaching him, myself.

Reply 35—Posted by: udanja99, 1/25/2010 8:05:19 PM

Zippy, your only hope of having anything left of your presidency worth putting in the history books is to leave NOW.

Reply 36—Posted by: scottc, 1/25/2010 8:09:18 PM

Amazing…. Urkel can actually read the writing on the wall.

Reply 37—Posted by: Pelorus, 1/25/2010 8:09:37 PM

Putting aside the short time Barry spent one summer as a construction laborer and another as an ice cream scoop, I think this might be the longest he’s ever held a job. So far, the lyin’, flyin’ purple-lipped savings eater has screwed up on this job too, and still locked himself in for a huge government pension plus expenses, not to mention security for life.

Every sign shows that he’d happily retire right now to spend the rest of his days playing golf and basketball, gazing at himself in the mirror and blaming George Bush.

Reply 38—Posted by: killerbee, 1/25/2010 8:10:13 PM

Mr. President, I’d rather you be a one-term president as well. We’re in agreement there.

What we DON’T agree on is what constitutes ‘good’.

Reply 39—Posted by: Strongwill, 1/25/2010 8:12:17 PM

Sorry 0 you suck now and probably the rest of your one term.

Reply 40—Posted by: geoguy, 1/25/2010 8:14:58 PM

Great, let’s see what we can do about that one-term thingy.

Reply 41—Posted by: St. Pitbull, 1/25/2010 8:15:49 PM

This poor excuse of a person has delusions of grandeur. Is this the first time that a genuine schizophrenic got elected to the WH? Not someone with curable emotional problems, but a full-blown shizo! He will neither be a relly good one-termer or a mediocre two-termer. If he doesn’t quit first (or get hauled away in a white jacket with no arms, he will be the worst one-termer EVER. Instead of “The Won”, it will be “The Worst”.

Reply 42—Posted by: kono, 1/25/2010 8:16:26 PM

I keep forgetting that Ø has Joe “Impeachment Insurance” Biden on his team …

Reply 43—Posted by: shurnuff, 1/25/2010 8:22:27 PM

Really Good One-Term President?

Too late for that one. How about “earliest to resign” or “best at alienating his followers” or “slowest to catch on to what people really want” ?

Reply 44—Posted by: Crystallite, 1/25/2010 8:23:31 PM

Hey, he thought he was doing a great job playacting at being president after 3 weeks in office. That’s what happens when you’ve been given a free pass your entire life and credit for work others have done. He holds himself to a very low level of accountability.

Reply 45—Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/25/2010 8:25:49 PM

So far he is one track to be a one term president but not a good one. And not a mediocre one. But the worst in the last two centuries is a very real possibility. I miss the decisive and by comparison conservative policies of Carter.

Reply 46—Posted by: repgal, 1/25/2010 8:29:26 PM

I believe you mean that about as much as you are a centrist. YOU LIE!

Reply 47—Posted by: grampstosix, 1/25/2010 8:29:33 PM

#14 The term that comes to mind that best describes Obama is intellectual and moral fraud.

Reply 48—Posted by: bythegates, 1/25/2010 8:30:33 PM

I love this quote:

“I think the healthcare debate as it unfolded legitimately raised concerns not just among my opponents, but also amongst reporters … “

One would expect to see the word “supporters”, but instead Obama uses the word “reporters”. Priceless.

Reply 49—Posted by: Dr. Shalit, 1/25/2010 8:31:45 PM

L. Dotters -

The Last Great “One Term President” I Can Recall was Polk. Pres. Obama is neither “Push nor Shove” let alone Polk. That is enough—for now. -S-

Reply 50—Posted by: chuck1192, 1/25/2010 8:31:55 PM

28…. Given the choices, I’d settle for sheets Byrd.

Reply 51—Posted by: LouInTexas, 1/25/2010 8:33:44 PM

I’m pretty sure he’s got the “One Term” part of it locked up.

Good? Not so much.

Reply 52—Posted by: bilh52, 1/25/2010 8:33:51 PM

Its always about him. Nothing more, nothing less.

Reply 53—Posted by: ccprops, 1/25/2010 8:34:47 PM

The man is melting.

In a year, if he survives the year, he’ll be transformed from the magnificent Won to a puddle of goo.

Fascinating and scary.

Reply 54—Posted by: placergolddigger, 1/25/2010 8:34:49 PM

Oops! There went 6 more seats in the house.

Reply 55—Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/25/2010 8:37:28 PM

So it is a game. Obie plays by his rules and he can change them whenever he wants and the drive by media will let us know. Nice.

Reply 56—Posted by: steveracer, 1/25/2010 8:39:07 PM

What a jerk.

Reply 57—Posted by: previouslyon24, 1/25/2010 8:41:11 PM

Time for an abortion and stop this carrying to term business altogether. Maybe even a partial birth abortion in his case.

Reply 58—Posted by: Dr. Shalit, 1/25/2010 8:44:37 PM

Another at least “Good” One term President was Franklin Pierce (D), NH—a distant relation of George W. Bush on his mother’s side, not to mention Bush 41 himself. As to GHWB—I have always thought that the end of his Presidency was like a Woody Allen joke. Lemmesee—The US gets involved with a war that we win in 60-90 days with less than 300 K.I.A. The USSR goes down the toilet the day after Christmas of the year of that war. The economy is “soft” yet on its way back during the summer of the election.

P.S. The President Loses Re-Election.

Had someone written that script for Hollywood, pre-1992, they would have been laughed out of town. Like—DUH!


Reply 59—Posted by: Struan, 1/25/2010 8:47:41 PM

Great message for him to send to the Demos in Congress he’s expecting to walk the plank for his policies.

Guaranteed that Dem Sens & Reps don’t want to be “one term.” He just told them not to expect any up-ticket help from him in Nov.

The man can do absolutely nothing right—even for his cause.

Reply 60—Posted by: Chippewa, 1/25/2010 8:54:06 PM

I am sure that this has been covered in previous posts. We are not a Banana Republic that discards presidents at will. Our Presidents are given four year terms unless they do something really bad. This president has ignored the constitution, but he will never be convicted of that. So get ready to live with the next three years and deal with it. Elections do have consequences.

Reply 61—Posted by: gargoyle, 1/25/2010 8:54:49 PM

James K. Polk was pretty good—but he was an old school democrat.

Reply 62—Posted by: donna quixote, 1/25/2010 8:56:06 PM

Before he leaves I want that smarmy arrogance knocked out of him qne * don’t want him to back to organizing anyone. He’s a dolt and I want him to know it!

Reply 63—Posted by: SemiGator, 1/25/2010 8:56:38 PM

He would rather be a good one term prez???

Who is he kidding … he is not even close to be acceptible as a first year president.

Reply 64—Posted by: PageTurner, 1/25/2010 8:57:09 PM

It’s clear that the Bamster considers himself already a ‘really good’ president. Remember: his biggest act of modesty was giving himself a B+ for his first year. There’s no doubt he considers himself an A+ but just won’t admit it.

Reply 65—Posted by: rplat, 1/25/2010 9:00:49 PM

Sorry #60 … I’ll fight every hour he spends in office. I might not be able to change it immediately but I’ll never acquiesce.

Reply 66—Posted by: gpau, 1/25/2010 9:05:22 PM

“Americans Will Not Wait Three More Years” at

Just keep talking resignation, resignation, resignation. Obama has lost the American people, but on a level no one ever has—because he’s now exposed as a total fraud. He can’t recover. America is too important to allow a fraud to stay around four years.

Resignation—talk it up, every day with every neighbor, every friend, every co-worker. He’s a fraud; he needs to join Bernie.

I’ll take Biden—he’s pathetic but he won’t try to shove radical leftism down everyone’s throat. He’s at least an old school guy who knows how to read the tea leaves.

Reply 67—Posted by: bambihunter6, 1/25/2010 9:09:07 PM

Oh Lord! He’s going to Kamikaze in and take us with him.

Can you say, “Dynamic Rollover?”

Reply 68—Posted by: offrope, 1/25/2010 9:16:16 PM

Hmmm. I can’t think of any really good presidents who only got one term. The really good ones got re-elected. On the other hand, some really bad ones got re-elected, too.

Reply 69—Posted by: noddy, 1/25/2010 9:21:06 PM

If Obama would agree to accept a Really Good One-Year President legacy, I think L-Dotters could hold their noses and agree to tell him that.

Reply 70—Posted by: AppealToHeaven, 1/25/2010 9:21:54 PM

After last week …

ANYTHING can happen. Fasten your seatbelts friends, the backlash is only beginning. The emperor not only has no clothes but he’s being tarred and feathered. And he’s still clueless?!

Reply 71—Posted by: wyspen, 1/25/2010 9:25:38 PM

I’m sure in Alinsky’s School for Radicals B. Hussein is making straight A’s.

Reply 72—Posted by: cgood, 1/25/2010 9:29:06 PM

Fauxbama has a steep climb to reach mediocre.

Reply 73—Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/25/2010 9:32:00 PM

Tell you what I’ll do Mr Present. You quit now and I promise to put a velvet painting of you with the big sad eyes( sans the usual black background,of course) on the wall of my living room for a week .No really , I will!

Reply 74—Posted by: 1931k, 1/25/2010 9:34:19 PM

Obama may accomplish neither …

Reply 75—Posted by: gonavy, 1/25/2010 9:39:57 PM

370 days on the job and he’s already thinking and talking about quitting.

I’ve got $5 on his being carried out of the White House in a straight jacket on day 651.

Reply 76—Posted by: knighterrant, 1/25/2010 9:44:28 PM

Hey zippy….

the “grade” for your “presidency” will be written in the blood of the millions of US citizens you are currently working so hard NOT to protect!

A new audio-tape from Bin Laden? Why not take another trip to Hawaii!

Under-bomber expecting hundreds more? Why not pay for a lawyer to explain his “right to remain silent…. “

Terrorist? What is that?

The system worked …

The system worked …

The system worked …

The system worked …

The system worked …

Reply 77—Posted by: wyatt rivers, 1/25/2010 9:47:06 PM

Yeah, he’s a martyr with an overtone of angry adolescent. He never wanted to be president anyway! Not really! So there!!

Reply 78—Posted by: Midwest Mom, 1/25/2010 10:02:05 PM

All I can think of right now is that it’s only been one year and it seems like it’s been forever—and there’s still 3 more years to go … Heaven help us all.. And I am extremely unhappy with all the jerks out there who voted for him because they wanted to be part of change and all that other nonsense.

Reply 79—Posted by: god of irony, 1/25/2010 10:02:45 PM

Won and done.

Reply 80—Posted by: otter2009, 1/25/2010 10:09:30 PM

A Romney/Brown ticket should insure it is only one term

Reply 81—Posted by: dataman, 1/25/2010 10:24:18 PM

What kind of loser would discuss this out loud after only the first year in office? If he has lost confidence in his own abilities he owes it to the world to step down.

Reply 82—Posted by: Nick in Virginia, 1/25/2010 10:25:29 PM

How about the worst President in my lifetime (i.e., since 1949)?

Reply 83—Posted by: TexasRed, 1/25/2010 10:27:46 PM

He’s already blown that chance—in fact, he’s enroute to being the worst president in history much to the glee of Jimmy Carter! Wonder what his second choice would be?

Reply 84—Posted by: cap MarineTet68, 1/25/2010 10:33:39 PM

Crash Course in Narcissism:

Reply 85—Posted by: TexasRed, 1/25/2010 10:35:50 PM

Another Fort Hood incident or another Detroit bomb scare and the men with the funny little white coats will have catch Megalo and carry him to the funny farm. He’s about to blow a gasket.

Reply 86—Posted by: Cedarina, 1/25/2010 10:37:56 PM

I’m beginning to think that a Pres. Biden wouldn’t be so bad, if it meant that the Mulatto Messiah abdicated and left DC along with his ungrateful spouse and all the union honchos, community organizers and stupid czars he appointed.

Reply 87—Posted by: cap MarineTet68, 1/25/2010 10:40:22 PM

Very clever, #14! Post of the week for concept!

Implementation, however…

“To Dream The Impossible Dream”

There are simply too many candidate terms, to pick just one!

Reply 88—Posted by: Coach, 1/25/2010 10:41:20 PM

“Really Good One-Term President” implies he doesn’t give a carp about what the people think, and his actions to date back that up.

He wants to pass through a policy that he knows the voters would throw him out on one of his prodigious ears for implementing. What’s that tell you about his character?

Reply 89—Posted by: Gallo3, 1/25/2010 10:42:25 PM

Been saying for a while now: President Barack H. Obama will pull an LBJ and decline to run a second time.

This ‘man’ has no cojones. He avoids any hard decision, waiting for his subordinates to step up so he can blame them when it all goes sour.

He can’t wait to resign. Might not even wait until the end of four years.

Hope he hangs in there though.

Don’t want to give Plugs a chance.

Reply 90—Posted by: busterman, 1/25/2010 10:52:24 PM

0bama is nothing more than a title collector. he was Editor of the Harvard Law Review (a title). He was an Adjunct Professor, if even that, but another title. He was a Community Organizer, another title. State Senator, title. US Senator, title again.

Now he’s President. The ultimate title bestowed upon this most undeserving of candidates.

It will not surprise me if he wants to be UN Secretary General someday.

That’s all he wants is the title and the perqs that come with it. He is a hollow man.

Reply 91—Posted by: citykidd, 1/25/2010 10:59:48 PM

The only thing that keeps Presidential power in check is the desire for a second term. A sitting president who is willing to serve one term, is a reckless and uncontrolled president. A true believer with serious power and no limiting conditions or countervailing control is a truly dangrous organism.


Reply 92—Posted by: pinger, 1/25/2010 11:09:56 PM

“I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” Britt Hume had a great line tonight when asked about this statement by Brett Bauer…. he said “He may not be either!” Touche.

Reply 93—Posted by: intolerantfox, 1/25/2010 11:10:38 PM

one term works for me.

Reply 94—Posted by: Japanorama, 1/25/2010 11:20:17 PM

Heal be a 0.1%-term president, at best.

Reply 95—Posted by: rlwo, 1/25/2010 11:28:07 PM

Just another way to attack and blame President Bush.

Reply 96—Posted by: ziel, 1/25/2010 11:30:19 PM

Idiotic illogical statement.

There is no such thing as good one term president.

It sounds good, as everything he says but makes no sense if you closer at meaning of his statements.

He has a gift, reading speeches.

He is so good at it that some people actually think he knows what he is talking about.

That is the ONLY gift he has.

Reply 97—Posted by: justjosey, 1/25/2010 11:35:50 PM

Did anyone else read, before the election, about O’s emotional breakdown while at Columbia, that he hated being “part white” and that he was diagnosed as a Schizophrenic and the heavy meds he was put on?

I wondered then if that’s why only one page of his physical health reports were ever released and his Columbia U.’s transcripts never released.

However, I don’t recall where I read that.

So, it may well be untrue.

Tt just seems to me now that he’s showing the ‘stress” of living up to his phony personna big time and maybe it was true …

Reply 98—Posted by: NYbob, 1/25/2010 11:36:12 PM

LOL, too late. I wouldn’t give up on the impeachment thing. Imagine what happens if the media that covered for him and lied for him, turned on him and really went after the mountain of questions about him. Does anyone really think this walking crime doesn’t have a closet full of impeachable things to pour over? It won’t take much and the pressure is building faster than anyone could imagine.

Reply 99—Posted by: losgatos, 1/25/2010 11:42:28 PM

I wonder if he thinks if he “faux” martyrs himself he’ll still get the virgins.

Reply 100—Posted by: brianod1, 1/25/2010 11:43:43 PM

He’s got a lot of ground to make up if he wants to be a good one termer—we’re rooting for you Barry!

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