Obama's Meltdown is no Surprise

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Tsing Tao, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Obama's Meltdown is no Surprise

    By Jonah Goldberg
    NY Post

    It was the Puss in Boots eyes.

    If you’ve seen the Shrek movies or the spin-off cartoon starring the storybook cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, you know what I’m talking about. Whenever Puss in Boots really needs something from someone, he flashes these enormous kitten eyes that melt anyone in their path. Whenever my daughter really wants something, she tries to lay them on me, and I have to say, “Stop trying to give me the Puss in Boots eyes . . . you can’t have chocolate cake for dinner.”

    I knew Barack Obama was miserable when he tried to give debate moderator Jim Lehrer the Puss in Boots eyes. “You may want to move on to another topic,” Obama implored Lehrer, a bit like a motorcycle thief begging a cop to take him into custody rather than let him stay with the surly biker gang that caught him.

    I expected Romney to beat expectations and win the debate (though I had no clue how decisive his victory would be), not because I thought Romney was such a fantastic debater, but because Obama is the single most overrated politician of my lifetime. That’s not to say he’s a bad politician. He’s not. He’s fine, even pretty good. But he’s not the master so many people claim he is.

    The Irish have a saying: “Hunger makes the best sauce.” And it’s true. If you’re hungry enough, roadkill will make for a king’s feast. Liberals were so hungry for someone like Obama, he seemed like so much more than he really was.

    You could hear indications of this fact in the way some of the more crotchety members of the Democratic establishment described Obama.

    Senator Harry Reid was blown away by the potential of this “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

    In 2007, Joe Biden said of his then-opponent, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” He added: “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

    Storybook Man, indeed.

    While such comments could be described as racially insensitive, they weren’t necessarily racist. They simply reflected the fact that even cynical Democrats understood that the Democratic party — and, to be fair, much of the country generally — craved a mainstream black presidential candidate. Jesse Jackson was too polarizing, some would say too embarrassing, for the job. Obama, meanwhile, was “storybook, man.”

    The problem for Obama was that he always believed the most ludicrous version of Storybook Man. He once told a reporter, “You know, I actually believe my own [bovine excrement].”

    For a guy who supposedly gives wonderful speeches, he rarely persuades the unpersuaded or inspires those he didn’t already have at “hello.” That’s partly the fault of his speechwriters, who always did him the disservice of producing the kind of pedantic and clichéd boilerplate that Obama mistook for soaring oratory. He thought he smashed through the Democratic primaries like a battering ram through concrete when he mostly pushed on open doors.

    As president, he’s convinced himself that he is a policy wonk with a deeper understanding of the machinery of government and the mysteries of the economy than even his advisers. And yet he had to learn on the job that “shovel-ready jobs” were magic beans sold to him by party hacks hungry for pork. He bought a stimulus that only stimulated political cronies. In the debate, he touted windmills and solar power as the energy sources of the future as if he still honestly believed that.

    The media’s infatuation with Obama and/or their contempt for his critics only served to reinforce his delusions. When the press laughs at all of your jokes and takes your glib excuses as profound insights, the inevitable result is a kind of flabby narcissism. Kings can be forgiven for thinking they are the greatest poets when the court weeps at their clunky limericks.

    The Obama who delivered a shockingly lackluster convention speech last month is the same man who walked into that Denver stadium in 2008 to rapturous approval. The man who lost the debate Wednesday night is the same man who never managed to make Obamacare popular after more than 50 speeches and pronouncements on it in his first year.

    The key difference now is that the hunger for Obama has been replaced with the indigestion that follows after four unimpressive years in office. In sales, they say you sell the sizzle, not the steak. In 2008, the man was all sizzle, and the ravenous throng was sold. Now he must sell the steak itself, and it’s full of gristle, fat, and bone. He may yet still close the deal, but only if people fall for his Puss in Boots eyes.
  2. Lucrum


    Obama = empty suit - sitting in an empty chair.
  3. piezoe


    Obama was pathetic in that debate. Romney gave him opportunities that he he failed to take advantage of. I doubt will see that again in any of the remaining debates.
  4. 377OHMS


    Obama has no passion for the job.

    He has a mountain of choom and a 13-million dollar estate waiting for him in Hawaii and will give the occasional paid-speech at various liberal universities for $300k a shot plus paid expenses for private jet transportion and luxury accomodations. The secret service will provide protection to he and his family for the rest of their lives. He will receive first-rate medical attention at Bethesda and Walter Reed whenever he requires it and will be revered as the first "black" president.

    Why should he give a shit about 4 more years of a job he has already botched?

    Jimmy Carter built houses for homeless families and worked tirelessly for a multitude of charities after his failed term.

    Barrack Obama will have breakfast al fresco, smoke an enormous phattie and stroll down to his private beach for some body surfing or perhaps a little long-boarding. He may return to the estate mid-morning and hit his private gym and have a shower and then another phattie or maybe even a few bong hits. After a light lunch an afternoon nap will be de rigueur before rising once again in the late afternoon to greet a shining bottle of champagne as his dinner guests arrive. Selected guests will join him after dinner for cognac and some pineapple kush from a large hookah emblazoned with the Presidential Seal. :D
  5. pspr


    Who wants to stay in Washington D.C.?

    Barack and Michelle Obama will be moving to Hawaii in January of 2013. They have just purchase an estate in close proximity to land owned by the University of Hawaii, where the Obama presidential library and “political center” will be located. The estate is valued at $40 million.

    <img src="http://weeklyworldnews.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/obama_hawaiib.jpg">

    <img src="http://weeklyworldnews.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/obama_hawaiie.jpg">

  6. It would be fine fantasy for most of us normal folks but obama is perhaps the biggest narcissist of our times, there's a very rude awakening (obscurity, irrelevance) in his future no creature comfort can assuage.
  7. pspr


    Black politicians and black leaders will be visiting and giving Obama his notoriety. The only problem is - he doesn't like black people.
  8. pspr


    Monday, Oct 8th, a national magazine is supposed to release a story about their investigation into a major donation scandal involving Obama and some in Congress receiving foreign donations.

    The same thing happened in 2008 and after the election the Federal Election Commission took no action for what ever reason. It could be that there are more sophisticated mechanisms today to track foreign credit card payments.

    You may recall that in 2008 Obama returned a large donation from a Palestinian donor overseas and just this spring returned a very large donation from a Mexican casino magnate and fugitive from the U.S. law.

    If there is anything to this I guess we will know Monday if/when the story comes out.
  9. Lucrum


    Maybe, but then pretty much all the Obama loons were prancing around in their tutu's claiming we wouldn't see it in any of the debates. THEY WERE WRONG.
  10. "notoriety" : interesting euphemism for blowjob
    #10     Oct 7, 2012