Skip to comments.AP:Big First Year Leaves Obama Tired
Posted on 12/29/2009 4:52:31 AM PST by IbJensen
Washington (AP) - After a sleepless, overnight flight to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, President Barack Obama made a not altogether surprising admission. He was tired.
Who could blame him? The president was on his ninth foreign trip to his 21st country; he added a 10th trip the following week. The year had been bookended by the two most intense periods of his young presidency -- the early decisions to bail out the nation's banks and automobile industry, steps the president deemed unpopular but necessary, and his December orders to deploy 30,000 additional U.S. troops to fight the war in Afghanistan.
Throw in an unemployment rate in the double-digits, a health care bill still stuck on Capitol Hill, and last-minute negotiations on a global climate change agreement, and aides say it's no secret that the president is tired, and looking forward to recharging during his year-end family vacation in Hawaii.
Obama himself has been candid about the pressures of being president during what he has called an "extraordinary year."
"You have a convergence of factors that have made this a difficult year not so much for me but for the American people," he said in an interview with CBS News last month. "Absolutely that weighs on me."
That weight was particularly striking during the president's exhaustive, three-month review of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.
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Who could blame him? Like most communists, He is a bumbling pompous imbecile a condition no doubt made worse due to his muslim background. He's also worried that the lid will be blown off his secret past.
Thanks to the one party system America once again finds herself screwed without any foreplay, or even a sloppy kiss.
Who indeed are the whores here? The parties or the clueless voters?
Not as tired as we are of him!
He’s tired? Well the rest of us are tired too...tired of his lies and incompetence.
And unlike him, we can’t just jet off to Hawaii for R&R.
Obama was even complaining during the campaign...about planes and hotels,etc. Obama is LAZY and he certainly doesn't give a damn about us.
He doesnt do any WORK!
He’s a slacker, and an unmitigated liar. MAybe he’s tired from running his fugly mouth so much.
55 gallon drum liner barfy bag...
If the duties and responsibilities of the office are proving to be too taxing for the _resident, I’m sure there are plenty of Americans who would most gladly accept his resignation!
Now that right there is just dang funny.
If this is taxing him too much he really needs to slow down.
Take a sabbatical - assist Ayers in writing another book - play with the kids...
Apparently this job of his is wearing him down
Take it Easier
And when I say vacation, I mean it in a literal sense, not in the sense of a working vacation as what W used to do. 0bama really is out to lunch.
Put him to sleep.
How about the rest of us, who feel like we have to be awake 24/7 to see what shitty thing he’s doing to this country in case we fall asleep????
I, for one, am exhausted.
The AP doesn’t even realize what a ridiculous story this is.
All Americans with a functioning brain (Congress by and large excluded) fall into fitful sleep every night. A look at statistics, no doubt, will reveal more heart attacks and higher blood pressures amongst those who truly care about the evil that is Washington, DC.
LOL. I was tired too after I started my first real job.
I believe that any one on this thread is capable of doing a great job of steering this nation in the RIGHT direction. The key would be to select staff capable of running the store.
He just wanted the perqs!
If George W. Bush
had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to
get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more
proof of how he inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter
men behind the scenes?
If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura
Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by
90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would
you have approved?
If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics,
would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and
incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and
historically significant gift, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos
of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and
If George W Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have
If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent
“Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off
as a minor slip?
If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people
who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes,
would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de
Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th
of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would
you have winced in embarrassment?
If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word “advice” would you have hammered
him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he
If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single
tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?
If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over
millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing
widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what
happened on 9-11?
If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout
the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than
in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue
with claims of racism and incompetence?
If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly
to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in
America, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation,
even though he had no constitutional authority to do so,
would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken
more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10
years, would you have approved?
Boo FKN hoo. Im tired of working and having my hard earned money going to leeches. I owe I owe.