HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » What do you think Barack ...

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:13 PM

What do you think Barack Obama will be doing 5 years from now


15 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Teaching
2 (13%)
Holding some other elected office
0 (0%)
Practicing law
0 (0%)
SCOTUS
5 (33%)
Golfing
2 (13%)
Running a foundation
2 (13%)
Commissioner of the NCAA
1 (7%)
Sleeping
0 (0%)
Wall Street
0 (0%)
Something else....
3 (20%)
Show usernames
Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll

39 replies, 2169 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 39 replies Author Time Post
Reply What do you think Barack Obama will be doing 5 years from now (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 OP
polichick Dec 2015 #1
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #4
restorefreedom Dec 2015 #17
annabanana Dec 2015 #2
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #7
Lochloosa Dec 2015 #3
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #5
bigwillq Dec 2015 #6
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #8
NightWatcher Dec 2015 #9
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #10
bigwillq Dec 2015 #11
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #12
lovemydog Dec 2015 #13
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #14
JoePhilly Dec 2015 #16
Hortensis Dec 2015 #35
JoePhilly Dec 2015 #15
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #18
MerryBlooms Dec 2015 #19
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #20
MerryBlooms Dec 2015 #21
TexasMommaWithAHat Dec 2015 #22
Gormy Cuss Dec 2015 #23
Snobblevitch Dec 2015 #24
Blue_In_AK Dec 2015 #25
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #27
frizzled Dec 2015 #26
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2015 #28
bigwillq Dec 2015 #34
Chitown Kev Dec 2015 #29
YvonneCa Dec 2015 #31
briv1016 Dec 2015 #30
Chan790 Dec 2015 #32
bigwillq Dec 2015 #33
madokie Dec 2015 #36
Vinca Dec 2015 #37
kentuck Dec 2015 #38
B Calm Dec 2015 #39

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:14 PM

1. Earning a shitload from people he's networked with - like Clinton.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to polichick (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:16 PM

4. That's kinda where I was going with the Wall Street answer

Although I could see him being like Ford -- combining policy work (like Ford did with Carter) with sitting on a lot of Boards of Directors and public speaking.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to polichick (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:46 PM

17. ayup. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:15 PM

2. organizing some community or another I'm sure . . .n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to annabanana (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:19 PM

7. I've thought about that

Maybe organizing against urban violence. Organizing for gun control.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:16 PM

3. Trying to break into the DNC database


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lochloosa (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:17 PM

5. I think he's going to forget what the DNC is about 5 minutes after he and Michelle leave town

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:18 PM

6. Counting his millions

 

Oh, and probably playing basketball.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigwillq (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:20 PM

8. If he still has his knees, he should play

I also expect him to be a fixture at NBA and college basketball games.

...as for the millions, he's earned them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:21 PM

9. Renting Jetskis to tourists in Hawaii

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NightWatcher (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:27 PM

10. I was a little surprised that he didn't put the Obama library there

He could have had his offices there; then left them to wander off to golf; then go check on the jet-ski stand; and then go back home around 2:30 in the afternoon for cocktails with Michelle.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:33 PM

11. Most folks can barely afford to go to Chicago

 

Only the elite and privileged would be able to go to Hawaii to see the library.

I'd rather it be in Chicago.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigwillq (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:37 PM

12. Oh no doubt it will get more visits in Chicago

Hawaii would have simply been more fun. Honestly, I don't know if his library will simply be a museum (like Clinton) or if he'll maintain an office and occasionally hold court there (like Truman).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:38 PM

13. Relaxing, writing, attending sports games,

reading, sleeping, working out, running a foundation that will make a difference in the lives of many people, golfing and overall being one of the best ex-Presidents ever.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lovemydog (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:44 PM

14. He'll be a younger ex-President like Clinton and Carter

He'll likely have less financial stress than those two.

I suspect a foundation is in the works.

I've heard that he's supposed to be doing some lecturing in 2017. I wonder if being a university President might be in his future.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:46 PM

16. Foundation ... then SCOTUS. :-)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:08 AM

35. He'll be a liberal activist ex-president, like Carter and Clinton.

He's way too young to stop trying to make the world better. And he's not a conservative, so that doesn't mean only his little "my people" world.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:45 PM

15. SCOTUS would be awesome.

And I voted for that ... but its possible he'll focus on inner city problems. As President, he really could not touch problems that proportionally impact African Americans harder than other groups.

But when he's out of office, he'd be able to do so, and do so with great effect.

He'll be remembered as having been an outstanding President, for all the whining from parts of the left, and the racist BS from the right. The reality is, he stopped the economic crash that was going to match the Great Depression.

He's also rather young. So I suspect he'll stay very active. Michelle too. And hey, perhaps he'll start with some foundation work to improve the lives of struggling Americans, and THEN head off to the SCOTUS.

He's a multi-tasker ... he could do multiple things on this list, easily!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JoePhilly (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:50 PM

18. Let's say a Democrat is elected and Obama is agreeable - he could be on the bench for 30 years

SCOTUS would be awesome.

The reality is, he stopped the economic crash that was going to match the Great Depression.


You said it. I didn't necessarily agree with the way the stimulus money was spent, but he did pretty well with the flaming wreckage he inherited, and it bothers me a lot that people seem to be forgetting what f***ed up conditions Barack Obama inherited from Junior Bush.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:01 PM

19. I think he'll concentrate on family for the first year out of office.

His daughters are young and I bet he'll want to try to make up time he's missed while being President.
Write a book.
Then, I think maybe he'll step back into politics... guest speaking, endorsing candidates, etc...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:05 PM

20. I believe Malia starts college this fall

So Sasha's college search will begin fairly soon. So I can see where he'd want to hang around with the family. Also, I suspect Michelle has a post-WH to-do list.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:14 PM

21. You know, I bet all four are just wanting to be done.

I bet the First Lady has a long, 'honey-do', list.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 09:21 PM

22. Jokingly voted Commissioner of the NCAA

Last edited Fri Dec 18, 2015, 10:00 PM - Edit history (1)

I think he'd love to do that, but he would also do something more worthwhile, as well.

Nine + years of campaigning and being the president of the U.S. has been extremely difficult on his family. I hope he gets to do what he truly loves, since he deserves it so much. I might not always agree with everything he's done, but he's been a good president and he is a good man.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 09:26 PM

23. Commentator on FOX

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 09:31 PM

24. He'll write more books,

he'll travel and make speeches, he'll go golfing. He'll do what most modern day U.S. presidents do. He won't be appointed to the USSC.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 10:49 PM

25. Vacationing in Alaska, of course.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 12:09 AM

27. Beer, salmon

...I don't think he has a problem with that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 11:09 PM

26. Why can't he have a successful domestic political career afterward?

 

Seems a waste of a very talented man.

Probably something related to Middle East peace if it isn't US domestic politics. I'm sure Barack will have a lot to say on the topic once he's away from the power of certain lobby groups.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 12:24 AM

28. Where's the "Who Cares?" option?

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:42 AM

34. Bwah

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 12:29 AM

29. I'd love to see him teach again

Maybe at U of C...maybe at the University of Hawaii, even...as he writes his memoirs, so the pay even at Hawaii wouldn't be that important.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Chitown Kev (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 12:37 AM

31. He's teaching now...

...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 12:31 AM

30. As long as it's not painting, we're good.

But seriously, probably speaking engagements and writing books. Also spending more time with family.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:34 AM

32. Working to help Democrats retake the White House...

 

after we blow up the most-winnable Presidential election in my lifetime by nominating a former First Lady most Americans detest.

I wish it wasn't so but there's enough personality-cultists of the Cult of Hillary to make her nomination seem likely, if unfortuitous, for those of us who don't want a Republican President.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Chan790 (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:42 AM

33. ......

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:11 AM

36. Fixing to start

his 4th or 5th, whichever it might be, term. Its too fucking early to figure out the correct number yet so I go with one or the other

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:17 AM

37. I don't know, but I'm sure it will involve sighs of relief.

I'd think he'd be so sick of trying to deal with the GOP obstruction he'd be counting the days to get the heck out of Washington.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:32 AM

38. UN or World Bank

Something international.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:34 AM

39. Smoking pot on a Hawaiian beach. .

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread