What will President Obama do when his term is over?
I imagine he'll go to the U.N. and keep a vacation house in Hawaii. I don't think Michelle will go into politics.
Campaign for his third term. This has been in the works for several years. The 22nd Amendment will be repealed by 2020.
Go back to Kenya and become a Masai chief.
Get down with his bad self.
Go to Wall Street and make a lot of money. There will be an African hyphen American community organization to provide the good-works. Write iObama. But basically cash in on his Wall Street work now.
Write his autobiography
What makes you think he will finish his term? If he continues to antagonize and alienate the people he is supposed to represent, he may very well be assassinated.
Start a foundation, go round the world doing "good deeds", much like previous presidents do.
I don't think he'll "go to the UN". And do what?
Only Dem presidents to that. Repubs retire and do nothing, appear commercials, make money.
Hopefully, write a book inditing the Republican party for its reprehensible treatment of him. Be a college professor.
he'll make lots giving speeches.
He'll host his own daytime show.
I agree with OP that Michelle won't go into politics but I'd love for her to write a book about her stint as First Lady. I don't think she likes Washington at all and I'd love to hear some dish.
+1 with r13.
I'm more interested in what MO has to say then him.
I think he'll probably go back to teaching law school. He seemed to really like that.
I wish Michelle Obama would run for Pres (& win), & that Barack Obama would join the Supreme Court.
He's very judicious. He'd be a wonderful addition to the court, r16. I read this somewhere recently...twitter, I believe.
Two words: Billy Flynn.
He'll campaign for moderate Democrats he likes. The man gives great speech.
I could see him accepting a school presidency, but his mark has been made in healthcare.
I'm holding out for his SC appointments in 2014. That's when we'll see true fireworks.
Will the Obama's return to Chicago? or go to Hawaii?
Barack will be making a lot of speeches to support the lifestyle to which Michelle has grown accustomed.
The Obama's what, R22? Their dog?
Be what he should have been: a writer
Get as far away from the States as he can.
I would love to see Michelle get a show on the Food Network.
[quote]Barack will be making a lot of speeches to support the lifestyle to which Michelle has grown accustomed.
What lifestyle is that? She can't be lavish now or the mouthbreathers' will be on her like no one's business. And you do realize that his presidential salary is a pittance compared to what he'll be bringing in after he leaves the presidency, don't you?
Don't feed the trolls, R28. He prefers First Ladies live a life of sacrifice like Pickles or Babs Bush.
R10 He will do exactly the opposite. His book will praise the Republicans for the material they gave him for the entire basis of his eight-year Presidency as he laughs at the People for never figuring it out.
President of Columbia.
Bill deBlasio's Chief of Staff.
take a multimillion dollar contract with KFC for ads. OBAMACRISPY CHICKEN!
The word on the Hill is, Dems will change the two term limit before Obama's term is up. Obama will then be elected to a 3rd term.
I think he'll go the Carter-Clinton route and be an active elder statesman. Teach a couple of law seminars, give lectures, promote charitable causes. I don't see him crawling off to corporate boardrooms like Bush Senior or dropping off the face of the earth like Bush Junior.
People are going to miss him so fucking much when he's gone.
Obama barely wants to be in there now as it is. He's been giving subtle hints all along. I could definitely see him doing some charity work, but I don't think he's going to be in the limelight as much as Clinton. It's been a rough ride for him, and I could see him laying low for a while afterwards.
And no fucking way does Michelle want to spend another second beyond those eight years in the White House.
Join the board of the Carlyle Group as a "legal advisor."
The Clampdown will have begun before the end of his "term." He will remain President until the emergency is declared over. Members of the Tea Party will be held prisoner in the basement of the Denver International Airport.
A job at Goldman Sachs.
Cash in on all his corporate cocksucking.
I hope on his last day he tells congress to kiss his black ass.
"I don't see him crawling off to corporate boardrooms like Bush Senior..."
I do, R35
Now that he's actually done something, we can expect half a dozen more autobiographies.
[quote]Obama barely wants to be in there now as it is. He's been giving subtle hints all along.
Hints so subtle no one can see them!
He will usher in the New World Order, serving as Secretary of the Planet underneath the One World Leader, Satan. He will appoint Bill Ayers to head up UASA (Unitary Aeronautics and Space Administration) to send signals into space in an effort to draw extraterrestrials into our atmosphere. These extraterrestrials will enslave humankind and practice mandatory population control on us to ensure we remain a downtrodden galactic minority.
A small group of armed survivalists hiding out in caves in the American desert will strive to contact Jesus Christ so that Jesus will bring about Armageddon and the Rapture..
Divorce Michelle and marry Rahm Emanuel.
[quote]The word on the Hill is, Dems will change the two term limit before Obama's term is up. Obama will then be elected to a 3rd term.
You really should forfeit your citizenship since clearly you have no idea how things work.
"The word on the Hill is, Dems will change the two term limit before Obama's term is up. Obama will then be elected to a 3rd term."
I think he'll move his family to Hawaii, probably become a professor at the Univ. of Hawaii and write books. I don't see him leading a big-time foundation like Bill Clinton, he's too much of an introvert. But I can see Michelle wanting to have her own career.
[quote]People are going to miss him so fucking much when he's gone.
I certainly will. Such a pleasure to hear a Pres speak well instead of babbling "misunderestimate", etc.
R7 should be reported to the police.
The Republicans will erase the second term limit to keep their boy in office for years, doing their bidding while looking like he's not doing their bidding.
Because a white Republican will never win POTUS again (and a black Repug would never get past the primaries).
R52, have you been asleep the past 6 months?
The NSA, Secret Service, and Homeland Security have traced the IP and are bearing down as we type.
Michelle will go back to serving on corporate boards. Or was that Hillary?
Obama and Michelle gave up their law licenses at the early point in his first term, so associating with a law firm in not in the cards. He will need money and so that means speeches and books. Plus he will have to shake down Wall Street or medical related companies for donations to build his presidential library.
I would not be surprised if TPTB provide him with an "out". Soros is 83 years of age and will not be around forever to find jobs for his philosophical sycophants.
President of some law school eventually.
r56, they can 'reactivate' their law licenses if they choose to, right?
As has been noted, law is not Obama's strong suit, R57. The man's a speechifier, and he'll make a bundle at it.
Someday soon The Nine will be known as "Barack Obama and the Supremes."
R59 - Wrong. Obama taught at U of Chicago for many years. They wanted to give him a tenured position, but Obama turned them down.
Obama was elected head of the law review after 39 votes so he wasn't well liked it would seem or a sure thing.
Also he was never a full professor at Chicago. He served as an adjunct. Not impressive.
R62 - Buzz. Wrong
"The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as "Senior Lecturer."
From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School's Senior Lecturers has high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined"
President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 in order to escape charges he lied on his bar application. A "Voluntary Surrender" is not something where you decide "Gee, a license is not really something I need anymore, is it?" and forget to renew your license. No, a "Voluntary Surrender" is something you do when you've been accused of something, and you 'voluntarily surrender" your license five seconds before the state suspends you.
2 Michelle Obama "voluntarily surrendered" her law license in 1993. after a Federal Judge gave her the choice between surrendering her license or standing trial for Insurance fraud!
senior lecturer is one thing, a fully ranked law professor is another. Barack Obama was NOT a Constitutional Law Professor at the University of Chicago .
5. The University of Chicago released a statement in March 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) "served as a professor" in the law school-but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.
6. "He did not hold the title of Professor of Law," said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.
R65 - Liar Liar pants on fire.
You must think we are stupid.
I think he's going to take a break and write a book. Ditto for Michelle. They'll be dealing with major transitions for their kids, so we might not really hear a lot from them for a year.
Plus, you know he'll be involved with raising money, and dedicating/opening his library. Bet he'll set up a foundation and do something on the international stage.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he were asked to become Secretary General of the United Nations at some point. I hope not, but hey. OTOH, he may also join The Carlyle Group and make some money. He'll be their first.
Main thing is, he'll be pretty young to retire, and his health seems good, so I hope he is appointed to the Supreme Court. Of course they'd have to demote Roberts so Barry could be chief, but maybe he doesn't want to work that hard.
I agree that he will likely write a book and probably go on the speaking circuit where he will make a lot of money. Michelle will probably work with some corporation, but may set up a foundation. I could see where they might do this together and she would run the day-to-day operation. I think she keeps pretty busy and likes it, plus her kids will be older.
He's gonna head up ACORN and get the black panthers to kill us all!!!
One thing I believe, is that he will make sure his foundation or some other vehicle of his invention, will set up some kind of "community organizing" component to get people more engaged in their communities and in government. He'll try to find something to neutralize the wackos on the Right.
I also think he's going to do a lot to try to stop gun violence. If his post-presidency promotes more activism on the Left, and a mobilization to end gun violence, he will not be working for The Carlyle Group.
Build a trust fund each fr his daughters.
r71, I agree. Additionally, community service aligns well with Michelle's previous work. They'll base their operation in Chicago. Unfortunately that means they'll continue their association with lakefront idiots but that's unavoidable. Regardless they'll motivate a new generation of public servants.
As a hospital executive she made something close to 300,000 a year.
Obama is likely to return to his homeland in Africa and join a Muslim terrorist cell.
Go to Disney World, of course!
Gaze non stop into the mirror
Try to get a little down low
I don't think he likes to work. So he'll disappear for a year then go on the lecture circuit for the cash $$$.
R77, all the evidence is that Obama works very hard. He's worked harder than all of the recent Presidents with the possible exceptions of the first Bush and Carter.
Well, if you believe the other thread tonight, I guess the first thing he'll do is come out.
Obama will not retire. Following his presidency, he will rise bodily to heaven and God will first genuflect in deference and sit at Obama's right side during His tranferance of power . Obama's hair will return to its original dark color and he too will then move about in heaven as if by his will alone. All personal endeavors will be unknown just as with the original Mr. God who will be retiring to an undisclosed ethereal location.
R78, Obama is more hands-off than any of them. Not only is that a fact, both Repubs and Dems complain about it. He may work "hard" but he appears not to like the job he's currently in.
I'll bet he's looking forward to the end of his term.
R81 - Bullshit. Obama has taken fewer vacation days than Bush or Reagan, probably Clinton as well.
It may be true that he does not engage Congress like some other Presidents, but that is different from not working hard.
He works hard, Clinton worked hard, Carter worked hard, Bush1 worked regularly. Reagan and Bush2 didn't like work and rarely put in a full day.
[quote]They'll be dealing with major transitions for their kids, so we might not really hear a lot from them for a year.
It is standard protocol for former US presidents to lay low for the first year out of office. They make few (or no) public appearances and no public comments on their successors or any political issues for that entire first year. Some, like Dumb W, extend that silent first year to forever. In his case, we appreciate it. In President Obama's case, we would not appreciate it.
[quote]OTOH, he may also join The Carlyle Group and make some money. He'll be their first.
Their first what?
[quote]Of course they'd have to demote Roberts so Barry could be chief, but maybe he doesn't want to work that hard.
Barry? Oh, I see - you're just another dumb freeper troll.
Carry on, shit-stain.
Obama definitely doesn't like to work, so hopefully we'll never have to see his ugly ass face again.