Skip to comments.Scarborough admits Obama wasn’t ready to be president; sold to us like bag of chips
Posted on 09/25/2013 10:49:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
MSNBCs Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough is waking up to the fact that despite all the hype that accompanied President Barack Obama when he made his 2008 presidential run, he wasnt ready for primetime.
Barack Obama has proven over the past five years that he wasnt ready to be president of the United States, Scarborough said on his show Tuesday, according to Newsmax. And he proves it still today.
Scarborough said Obama came out of nowhere as a freshman senator, and a couple years later, people elected him president of the United States.
Obama served less than a decade in the Illinois Senate with a less-than-stellar record that included numerous instances of voting present.
He followed that distinguished service with less than a full term in the U.S. Senate, also unimpressive. Most of his time there seemed to be spent running for the presidency.
Yet, solely on the basis that Barack Obama was against the [Iraq] war, the Democratic Party went out and sold him like he was a bag of potato chips, they marketed him [and] he becomes president of the United States, Scarborough said.
To illustrate his point, the TV host challenged guest Donny Deutsch to name me a major piece of legislation that Barack Obama passed in the United States Senate, that would suggest that he knew how to work in the United States Senate and would be an effective president of the United States.
Neither Deutsch nor any of Scarboroughs other guests could.
You have people that come out of nowhere and get in the Senate. They dont want to be in the Senate. They dont want to work for the people that hired them. Immediately, they start running for president of the United States a week after they get to the Senate, Scarborough said, referring not only to Obama but also U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who Scarborough described Wednesday as a phony narcissist.
Scarboroughs comparison of Cruzs meteoric rise to Obamas is misplaced.
The president has demonstrated time after time that he tends to take the path of least resistance. When he spoke against the Iraq war, he was among the majority of lawmakers including many in his own party.
Cruzs crusade to defund Obamacare is in opposition to his own party leaders. An aide to U.S. Sen. John McCain said that his boss f**king hates Cruz, according to The Daily Caller, and The New York Times reported that U.S. Peter King, R-N.Y., called Cruz a fraud who promotes government terrorism.
Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz described Cruz, a former student, as off-the-charts brilliant. Obama has steadfastly refused to release any of his college records.
Prior to being a lawmaker, Obama worked in a law firm and as a community organizer. Cruz actually ran things, directing the Texas Solicitor Generals Office for five years, serving as his states first Hispanic solicitor general and the youngest in the United States.
Cruz also served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, and in the private sector, Cruz led the Morgan, Lewis and Bockius law firms U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice while a partner there.
But did I mention? Obama was also a community organizer.
You can go one after another after another, Scarborough said. This doesnt work. The Barack Obama way does not work.
I agree, but Cruz is not a part of this ilk.
In 2008, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was more qualified for the presidency. She had successfully run a city and a state. Obama, on the other hand, had only run for office.
Why does the Newsmax article therein referred to call “Morning Schmoe” Scarborough a “conservative Florida Republican”?
In Florida, it’s OK to be a wannabe Republican. Your task is to usually get into some office...pretend to do legislation...help your corrupt buddies who funded the election....and just shake hands with folks. I can’t think of any remarkable Florida political figure over the past fifty years except for Jeb Bush.
And you don't have to be a Senator for even one day to run for President. Part-time Senator was only made a big deal by Obama because it was all he had on his resume.
“Yet, solely on the basis that Barack Obama was against the [Iraq] war, the Democratic Party went out and sold him like he was a bag of potato chips, they marketed him [and] he becomes president of the United States, Scarborough said.”
really? I thought it was on the basis that he was black. at least that’s what we were told over and over.
Scar-brow was part of the marketing. Now he what...blames the democrat party for false advertising?
Really? Nice work there, Joe.
Anyone who says Obama is inexperienced just doesn’t have the moral courage and intellectual honesty to say Obama is evil.
I have no more use for Scarborough than Obama. He is a human tennis match, going one way with vicious mockery of any and every patriot standing, and the other way dissing Obama or the Left. This is daily with him, which means he’s souless.
Obama is still voting “present”, leaving the job he holds mostly to others, and maybe all of it.
Ted Cruz is sooo much more accomplished than Obama that it’s a laugh line to use the word “phoney” in the same sentence.
After Five years—he comes up with this? Well, at least he did—better late than never. Obama will never be ready to be president of anything.
Hey Ted... YOU ARE PISSING OFF ALL OF THE RIGHT PEOPLE! KEEP FIRING those CRUZ Missiles!
The Obama hangover...
At worst you’re a little slow on the uptake, Joe...and if memory serves, Joe was one of those selling the chips...or at least calling those who weren’t buying ‘racist.’
He remains unready. See tag.
The only reason Obama was elected President................he is black. That is it. Sorry. Someone has to say it.
"Barack Obama has proven over the past five years that he wasnt ready to be president of the United States... And he proves it still today... came out of nowhere... [and] a couple years later, people elected him president of the United States." Obama served less than a decade in the Illinois Senate with a less-than-stellar record that included numerous instances of voting "present." He followed that distinguished service with less than a full term in the U.S. Senate, also unimpressive. Most of his time there seemed to be spent running for the presidency... the TV host challenged guest Donny Deutsch to "name me a major piece of legislation that Barack Obama passed in the United States Senate, that would suggest that he knew how to work in the United States Senate and would be an effective president of the United States." Neither Deutsch nor any of Scarboroughs other guests could.Gosh, it must have taken *minutes* to research these facts. And the points he's making seem so *familiar*, almost as if I'd read them *somewhere* before...
We have elected 3 sitting US Senators to the presidency - Harding, Kennedy, and Obama. Several others have been losing candidates, most recently Dole, Kerry, and McCain.
Being a Senator is a TERRIBLE resume item for the Chief Executive job. All 3 Senators elected President have been poor at the job, and this actually makes sense.
Senators have no responsibility for anything. Their only achievements, typically, involve accepting bribes and BS-ing about what they would do if they were in charge. Since very, very few Senators have ever been in charge of anything, what they WOULD do if they COULD is usually meaningless.
I like Ted Cruz. I loathe his enemies, so much so that I would support him to spite them.
But, I'm not from Texas or near it. You say he's "so much more accomplished" than Obama (not hard).
Sell me. What has he done to make you think he would be a successful executive? Ronald Reagan was governor of California for 8 years. Ike was, well, don't be ridiculous. FDR was governor of New York. TR was governor of New York and a military leader.
What are CRuz's qualifications to be a successful President?
I knew back in 2008 that Barack Obama didn’t have the experience to be president because Jimmy Carter showed us that the White House is no place for on-the-job training. Was Mr. Scarborough too young to remember the Carter presidency?
Morning Joe just has a brown tongue from, well, figuratively speaking...