Skip to comments.Presidential Double-talk... Newsweek finally realizes that Obama is a typical politician
Posted on 03/08/2009 10:04:15 AM PDT by Painesright
Barack Obama is a great pretender. He constantly says he's doing things that he isn't, and he relies on his powerful rhetoric to obscure the difference. He has made "responsibility" a personal theme, and the budget's cover line is "A New Era of Responsibility." He claims that the budget begins "making the tough choices necessary to restore fiscal discipline." It doesn't.
If Obama were "responsible," he would be leading a candid conversation about government's size and role. Who deserves support and why? How big can government grow before higher taxes and deficits harm long-term economic growth? Although Obama claims to be doing this, he hasn't confronted entitlement psychologythe belief that government benefits once conferred should never be revokedand asked whether some significant spending no longer serves any "public interest."
It is Obama's conceitperhaps his cockinessthat he can ignore these blatant inconsistencies. Like many smart people, he believes he can talk his way around any problem.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...
His base doesn’t read Newsweek, so it won’t have an effect
If only he were really a “typical politician”.
Jive talking, tell me no lies ...
The BeeGees “Jive Talking, Obama’s theme song.
This is going to wear thin quickly. All of his verbal Fabreeze can't cover the fecal odor of his actions.
and considering these tossers are the ones who basically sold their souls yo put the idiot in the WH
His base doesn't read - they can't.
Ouch! Lets see if Gibbs go after newsweak tomorrow.
You are too optimistic. Samuelson is a moderate conservative economist and a columnist for Newsweek. He does not control their news and editorial policies.
Better put some ice on that....
Welcome to the party pal!
Monstrous entitlement spending is what promises to buy Dem votes for the foreseeable future. . that and a few RINOs that they need in Congress to keep the entitlements flowing so they can keep the front up of having at least a modicum of “opposition”.
IF Atlas shrugs, it may well be deserved.
” verbal Fabreeze can’t cover the fecal odor of his actions. “
LOL, love it. And so true.
Fabreeze, Fabaloney. Cheap perfume to cover the stink of reality
Obama isn’t ignoring the entitlement mentality. He’s counting on it. Newsweak still doesn’t get it.
His ideal of responsibility:
You are responsible for His actions (or inactions)!
What do you mean IF, Dagne?
Robert J. Samuelson’s views don’t represent Newsweek’s editorial slant. Bad title for post. George Will used to write for Newsweek and maybe still does.
His base reads 'People Magazine.'
” His base reads ‘People Magazine.’”
And the National Enquirer , etc....
As long as it's there on the teleprompter screen...
” His base doesn’t read - they can’t. “
Agree, they let Oprah, View, do their thinking and talking for them
Welcome to the party Newsweek. You know know what we felt at first. Obama is and was all smoke and mirrors.
Newsweek may actually be trying to survive by being honest, unlike the NY Times.
“Like many smart people, he believes he can talk his way around any problem”
BS. Obama believes he can read off a teleprompter to get around any problem (Only half /s).
The National Enquirer did a service to the nation when it exposed John Edwards’ affair.
This was in Newsweek??
I think the only places that subscribe to News Week are doctors and dentist’s offices.
Don’t get our hopes up. Newsweek occasionally runs a token non-liberal article. The majority of stuff they print will continue to have a liberal leaning.
They don’t read People magazine, they just look at the pictures.
Samuelson is probably the only sane voice at Newspeak. The rest of the leftists there haven’t lost their support for The Grand Distributor. They’re cheering most of what he’s doing.
This isnt the Newsweek I’ve known.
Under the bus!!!!
The media has so much interest in Obama and liberals being in power to the point that they are ready to bankrupt and sacrifice their own companies to support the socialist and liberal cause. For them the implementation of the socialist liberal agenda and is their only reason to exist.
Bambi learned double-talk at Harvard in Community Organizing 101 class.
they would have done a service if they got him the VP nod first
“It is Obama’s conceitperhaps his cockinessthat he can ignore these blatant inconsistencies. Like many smart people, he believes he can talk his way around any problem.”
Of course, intelligence is not a measure of one’s ability to lead, make the right moral decisions and speak without a teleprompter.
“he would be leading a candid conversation”
WRONG! Without a teleprompter, I strongly suggest that he has trouble holding a candid conversation with even his daughters.
his base doesn’t read. period. they watch tv. the ones that do read, are the 5% elite liberals who will be part of the oligarchy.
The more these morons ignore reality, the more people will get fed up. It is important to remember that they are no longer the sole guardians of the news. There are so many grassroots movements and with more people unemployed and increasingly disgruntled with pretty much everything PC and racial, that Obama is going to be tossed out like Carter, but in a much more long lasting way in the public mind because of the wealth of stories and the record high drop in employment and the war he’s throwing under the bus.
Carter was supposedly so bad with the Iran hostage crisis (I wasn’t born yet) and left in disgrace, with two wars to manage Obama will end up killing a lot of our troops, but his disgrace will be all the worse because he was supposed to be ‘historical,’ and ‘the moment in time.’ No one can live up to that hype, but he isn’t even trying to do anything substantial. He’s partying right in the middle of mass economic collapse is bad enough, but his throwing everything away is worse because there is so much more on the line.
When Clinton presided over a good economy (bubble or not) people were more forgiving of his peccadilos because things were good and politicians aren’t really considered (with rare exceptions like President Bush) to be all that moral anyway.
With Obama pretty much covering himself in laurels while the economy falls to pieces is a different story. He’s having Hollywood people at the White House, (bad enough) but literally in his office discussing Darfur of all things, treating them like they are people trained in this thing. Bonking Angelina doesn’t mean he’s educated, only more of an idiot to leave Aniston for that freak show.
Citizens got angry enough at Hollywood in 2004 over their antics and now Obama is making it worse. With these celebutards being taken seriously, it’s my own personal nightmare coming true. If the economy were booming I’d still be ticked over it, but since it’s in the dump I’m livid.
“His base doesnt read Newsweek, so it wont have an effect.”
I know one of them who subscribes to it. He believes that Newsweek is for lefties; Time for centrists, and U.S. News for the right-leaning. He goes back to Newsweek & MSNBC when he’s feeling threatened by reality & wants to sooth himself with liberal fantasy.
Look at the comments to the article on their site - the hippie communists are holding onto 50% of the posts. (I’m not saying they read the article, but they do realize that Newsweek published something tarnishing B0’s halo.)
Which one of the Bee-Gee’s was this Gibbs?
You know - if it gets so hot that Democrats turn on him then you can bet they will be THE reason that his citizenship becomes a legitimate issue.
They will bring that one out to rid themselves of a stealth Communist who is at War with American Capitalism.
” The National Enquirer did a service to the nation when it exposed John Edwards affair.”
Lets hope they start questioning the Messiah soon........