Obama not cool - just heartless

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting

    Unfreakin' real. Time to Impeach this low life.

    President Obama didn't wait long after Tuesday's devastating elections to give critics another reason to question his leadership, but this time the subject matter was more grim than a pair of governorships.

    After news broke out of the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, the nation watched in horror as the toll of dead and injured climbed. The White House was notified immediately and by late afternoon, word went out that the president would speak about the incident prior to a previously scheduled appearance. At about 5 p.m., cable stations went to the president. The situation called for not only his trademark eloquence, but also grace and perspective.

    But instead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president
    making introductory remarks

    . At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a "shout-out" to "Dr. Joe Medicine Crow -- that Congressional Medal of Honor winner." Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?

    Anyone at home aware of the major news story of the previous hours had to have been stunned. An incident like this requires a scrapping of the early light banter. The president should apologize for the tone of his remarks, explain what has happened, express sympathy for those slain and appeal for calm and patience until all the facts are in. That's the least that should occur.
    Dramatic Photos: Fort Hood Shooting


    Indeed, an argument could be made that Obama should have canceled the Indian event, out of respect for people having been murdered at an Army post a few hours before. That would have prevented any sort of jarring emotional switch at the event.

    Did the president's team not realize what sort of image they were presenting to the country at this moment? The disconnect between what Americans at home knew had been going on -- and the initial words coming out of their president's mouth was jolting, if not disturbing.
    It must have been disappointing for many politically aware Democrats, still reeling from the election two days before. The New Jersey gubernatorial vote had already demonstrated that the president and his political team couldn't produce a winning outcome in a state very friendly to Democrats (and where the president won by 15 points one year ago). And now this? Congressional Democrats must wonder if a White House that has burdened them with a too-heavy policy agenda over the last year has a strong enough political operation to help push that agenda through.

    If the president's communications apparatus can't inform -- and protect -- their boss during tense moments when the country needs to see a focused commander-in-chief and a compassionate head of state, it has disastrous consequences for that president's party and supporters.
    All the president's men (and women) fell down on the job Thursday. And Democrats across the country have real reason to panic.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    And along a similar line, this shamelessly stolen from another board.

    Subject: Another Failed Presidency
    An article from American Thinker by Geoffrey P. Hunt
    Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly
    > failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson. In the modern era, we've seen
    > several failed presidencies--led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ. Failed
    > presidents have one strong common trait-- they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out.
    > Of course, LBJ wisely took the exit ramp early, avoiding a shove into
    > oncoming traffic by his own party.. Richard Nixon indeed resigned in
    > disgrace, yet his reputation as a statesman has been partially
    > restored by his triumphant overture to China.
    But, Barack Obama is failing. Failing big. Failing fast.
    > And failing everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most
    > importantly, in forging connections with the American people. The
    > incomparable Dorothy Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal put her
    > finger on
    > it: He is failing because he has no understanding of the American
    > people, and may indeed loathe them. Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard
    > says he is failing because he has lost control of his message, and is overexposed.
    > Clarice Feldman of American Thinker produced a dispositive commentary
    > showing that Obama is failing because fundamentally he is neither
    > smart nor articulate; his intellectual dishonesty is conspicuous by
    > its audacity and lack of shame.
    But, there is something more seriously wrong: How could a new
    > president riding in on a wave of unprecedented promise and goodwill
    > have forfeited his tenure and become a lame duck in six months? His
    > poll ratings are in free fall. In generic balloting, the Republicans
    > have now seized a five point advantage. This truly is unbelievable. What's going on?
    No narrative. Obama doesn't have a narrative. No, not a
    > narrative about himself. He has a self-narrative, much of it
    > fabricated, cleverly disguised or written by someone else. But this
    > self-narrative is isolated and doesn't connect with us. He doesn't
    > have an American narrative that draws upon the rest of us. All
    > successful presidents have a narrative about the American character
    > that intersects with their own where they display a command of history
    > and reveal an authenticity at the core of their personality that
    > resonates in a positive endearing way with the majority of Americans.
    > We admire those presidents whose narratives not only touch our own,
    > but who seem stronger, wiser, and smarter than we are. Presidents we
    > admire are aspirational peers, even those whose politics don't align exactly with our own: Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Harry Truman, Ike, and Reagan.
    But not this president. It's not so much that he's a phony,
    > knows nothing about economics, and is historically illiterate and
    > woefully small minded for the size of the task--all contributory of
    > course. It's that he's not one of us. And whatever he is, his
    > profile is fuzzy and devoid of content, like a cardboard cutout made from delaminated corrugated paper.
    > Moreover, he doesn't command our respect and is unable to appeal to
    > our own common sense. His notions of right and wrong are repugnant
    > and how things work just don't add up. They are not existential. His
    > descriptions of the world we live in don't make sense and don't correspond with our experience.
    In the meantime, while we've been struggling to take a
    > measurement of this man, he's dissed just about every one of
    > us--financiers, energy producers, banks, insurance executives, police
    > officers, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, post office
    > workers, and anybody else who has a non-green job. Expect Obama to lament at his last press conference in 2012:
    > "For those of you I offended, I apologize. For those of you who were
    > not offended, you just didn't give me enough time; if only I'd had a
    > second term, I could have offended you too."
    Mercifully, the Founders at the Constitutional Convention in
    > 1787 devised a useful remedy for such a desperate state--staggered
    > terms for both houses of the legislature and the executive. An
    > equally abominable Congress can get voted out next year. With a new
    > Congress, there's always hope of legislative gridlock until we vote
    > for president again two short years after that.
    Yes, small presidents do fail, Barack Obama among them. The
    > coyotes howl but the wagon train keeps rolling along.
    Margaret Thatcher: "The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or
    > later you run out of other people's money."
    both." - James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union
    "The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." -
    > Tacitus
    "A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he
    > doesn't own." - Unknown
    About the Author:
    > Dr. Hunt is a social and cultural anthropologist. He has had
    > nearly 30 years experience in planning, conducting, and managing
    > research in the field of youth studies, and drug and alcohol research. Currently Dr.
    > Hunt is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Scientific
    > Analysis and the Principal Investigator on three National Institutes
    > on Health projects. He is also a writer for American Thinker.

    Part of the reason he shows up as heartless is due to some of the characteristics that Hunt cites. Mainly, I read him as narcissistic at best. (NPD - narcissistic personality disorder. It is incurable in that realization cannot be put into that and have sanity remain intact, in that it flies in the face of what is obvious to the sufferer, a complete faith that he is in charge and perforce, anyone that can't see it must be nuts.) Worse than alcoholism, since a drunk can be induced to see he is one. Those with NPD cannot be brought to see the problem.

    I highly doubt that he will be impeached, but his second term is going down the tubes. A Very Good Thing.
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    This Howdy Doody puppet will never see a second term. Firstly, he has served his primary purpose, in delivering the Whitehouse to the Democratic Party and it's handlers, while also having a stranglehold on the Senate and House. So, they achieved a total monopoly of the Federal Government. He is no longer needed by The Party.
    Secondly, he is embarrassing The Party mightily, in his smugness in the face of total failure of his policies and ideas, in his utter incompetence, in his insistence on ALWAYS campaigning - indeed, campaigning for office is ALL he knows and has ever done. I expect his own Party will cut the puppet's strings and toss him under the bus, and run a better (read: more easily controlled) puppet in 2012. bobo will become just another footnote of disgust in American history, along with Benedict Arnold and Alger Hiss........
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    God help us.
  5. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Jimmy Carter is a blackman and he is back in the oval office.<input onclick="jsCall();" id="jsProxy" type="hidden">
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Carter was just DIM. bobo is dim with an attitude! [loco]
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