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Obama: Voting against Romney ‘is the best revenge'; Updated

I have no idea what, specifically, Obama’s seeking revenge for. Perhaps he believes that the fact that someone has the audacity to run against him is so beyond the pale that vengeance is called for. Or maybe he seeks retribution for being drawn and quartered, figuratively of course, at the first debate. Who knows.

Jonah Goldberg ponders the possibilities:

Hard to believe that the guy who promised to “punish our enemies” is now talking about voting for “revenge.”

If you watch the clip itself, it’s not clear at all what Obama’s supporters are supposed to want revenge for. Obama mentions Romney’s name in the context of his run for the Senate in Massachusetts — back when Romney was quite the moderate — and the audience starts to boo. Obama says “no, no. Don’t boo. Vote. Vote. Voting is the best revenge.” Revenge for what? Him running for the Senate? Revenge for Romney daring to challenge Obama? I understand Obama is bitter. That’s been obvious for a while. But it’s just a weird and narcissistic assumption that his supporters want “revenge” too. Doesn’t mean it’s wrong, though. Which makes the whole thing even creepier.

As Goldberg points out, Romney was quick to pounce on Obama’s latest example of post-partisan hope and change:

Which appeal will be more effective? I guess the voters will decide Tuesday. But don’t underestimate the magnitude of Kevin Williamson’s "dumb vote" which, as I’ve noted many times, comprises the core of the Obama Democrat’s support.

Update: (h/t John_Frank) Via Twitchy, here’s a great image from @Exjon that captures Hopenchange’s "uplifting" closing argument perfectly:




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  • John_Frank

    Doug, thanks for this post.

    You may want to update your post with the following:

    Pic: Obama’s campaign slogan updated to capture uplifting message of revenge

    Revenge for what?

    – That Romney would dare challenge Obama?

    – For all the grievances that Obama supporters have?

    Talk about divisive, negative and not uplifting.

    The stance taken by the Obama campaign supports the view held by some that Obama is a narcissistic psychopath.

  • Lennart Bilén

    A vote for Obama:  Revenge

    His mind is on what to avenge.

    He’s Destroyer in Chief.

    We will soon get relief.

    His thoughts are as old as Stonehenge.

  • IsraeliCojones

    Three more days: REVENGE!

  • Exgunman

    Were he right handed, that wave (salute) would have been with his right hand….think about it….

  • gahanson

    It’s not surprising that 0bama would say something really stupid.  He always stoops to appeal to the vary bottom of the shallow intellectual well of his supporters.

  • independents4palin

    Obama has been plotting revenge against us all since 2008 !!

  • Patriot41

    Obama has been divisive throughout his whole political career, so one should not be surprised when they hear him speak of revenge.  His book, Dreams of my Father, is full of such divisiveness and he has carried on his father’s dream.  When you encourage your supporters to bring guns to the fight and put boots on the ground, those are fighting words.  When the whole of your strategy is to promote class divisions, that is divisive.  When you promote racism and a bias agenda, that is divisive.  When you are a complete failure and have nothing worthy to stand on, you attack your competition with lies and deception.  That is the mindset of a marxists, which no one can dispute.

  • Banda31

    Obama is simply unable to come to terms with the fact that he is not liked by the whole world. In his mind, I think he’s saying "how dare these people not vote for me? Afterall, I killed Osama bin Laden".

    • friskyness

      …….and he has killed this country……………….

  • Mark Dormann

    this is why obama mentioned revenge. its on his "mind" big time because his "brain" is plotting revenge…

    Valerie Jarret – “After We Win This Election, It’s Our Turn. Payback Time.” (WSI)
    by Ulsterman on November 1, 2012 with 71 Comments in News

    Openly declared as “Obama’s Brain”, and the figure whose second story West Wing office has been described by political insiders as the true Oval Office of the Obama White House, Valerie Jarrett is letting it be known that if Barack Obama secures election victory next week, there may be, quite literally, hell to pay for those who opposed him.( “After we win this election, it’s our turn.  Payback time.” )_

    NOTE:  This update was forwarded to me by Wall Street Insider who indicated they received it this morning via a direct source associated with Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago.__Thought you would be very interested to hear of this.  It appears this Jarrett creature is quite confident of a victory, and has every intention of making those who opposed her, and her boy, of paying dearly for their seeming crimes against them.  As Election Day is nearly upon us, more and more are willing to speak outside the inner circle.  Such is the case with this message received by me this morning from a source who has been working for us via Chicago for several months now.

    Their campaign appears increasingly confident, I assume, due to the now adoring media coverage of their boy’s little march with the commoners following this week’s storm.  It has been a revolting display by some in our media has it not?  Here then is the most recent report I received our Chicago source.  I first passed it along to our mutual friend with no response, so now I  pass it along to you in the hopes you deem it worthy to publish as its sharing will serve a related purpose with another I hope to secure a favor from in the very near future.  And if you have any concerns regarding the source – don’t.  They are being thoroughly protected despite their understandable trepidation.  As you have been. Read more in News

    And while our friend was clearly upset yesterday with how the storm altered our immediate strategies that were to have concluded this final week of the campaign,  I prefer to believe all is in God’s hands, and if that was to be, then so be it.  My efforts remain undiminished, if not my strength.  I hope you share my belief and determination in that regard.  That said, there has been movement favoring Obama over the last few days.  Such is the reality that we must now deal with and plan accordingly.  Crying nor profanity will assist in successfully navigating that reality.-WSI__

    HERE NOW IS THE UPDATE WSI RECEIVED VIA A SOURCE FROM CHICAGO THIS MORNING:A rep from Jarrett office was in today. She gave us a finish line pep talk and then afterwards, heard her saying how Jarrett is very excited about a 2nd term agenda and a big part of that agenda is to punish everyone who opposed them during the first term and the campaign.  Strange that everything was “Ms. Jarrett wants this, and Ms. Jarrett is looking forward to that”. 

    You hardly heard Obama’s name mentioned by her which I guess reinforces what people are saying.  Valerie Jarrett really is the power in the White House.  I know that when her representative showed up it was like royalty was visiting.  All the big dogs were lined up to meet her and acting real friendly and they gave us a heads up an hour before and told us we better “put on a good show” while she was here.The part that really stuck out to me was when I overheard the rep say that Jarrett told them, “After we win this election, it’s our turn.  Payback time.  Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay.  Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”  She was talking directly to about three of them.  Sr. staff.  And she wasn’t trying to be quiet about it at all.  And they were all listening and shaking their heads and smiling while she said it. 

    Pretty creepy.Why are they so confident about winning next week?  We aren’t getting any numbers in the office that has any of us knowing Obama will win.  It will be close.  Jarrett and her people seem so confident.  Why is that?  Do you have any information on why she is so confident?  I’m worried.  Benghazi was supposed to play big this weekend.  That is what everybody here was bracing for last week.  You could really tell the staffers were freaking out.   Now nobody is talking about it.  Like it was never a concern.  Like it never even happened. Don’t you have people to help with that?  What happened?  You said it was going to be a game changer.  I told some others it would be and now I’m kind of hanging out there.   Not the only one around here who got a real bad vibe after the Alex thing.

  • friskyness

    A vote against Obama is the revenge we need.  Obama has destroyed this country.  The voters need revenge against him.  The audacity!

    • lanahi

       I thought he got his revenge in his first four years.  But he still says he needs four more to "finish the job".

      Jarrett is his communist handler who maintains tight control over him, I think.  I don’t think Obama makes any of the decisions…someone else does, through Jarrett, and he’s just the figurehead.  He really doesn’t have much to decide or much to do except golf and party, so it doesn’t matter how capable he is or not.

      Vote…just because you still CAN.

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