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Analysis: Cool Obama takes the heat (Can't connect the dots but "he's so cool")
Yahoo ^ | 1/8/2010 | David Rogers/Politico

Posted on 01/08/2010 7:38:23 AM PST by tobyhill

For the sixth time in 11 days, President Barack Obama was back before the cameras Thursday, talking about airline safety and anti-terrorism. He then left quickly for a second White House room to meet with Senate chairmen and press them to have a health care bill on his desk no later than next month.

Two very different issues with one common thread: Obama engaging, shedding his famous detachment after watching the intensity of his support drop dramatically since last spring.

To get health care, he must be both a broker and a buffer, absorbing the heat for difficult decisions at a time when Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have largely exhausted their own political capital — and much of their caucuses’. In the case of terrorism, Obama recognizes too that he must be more out front, responding to the public’s gut fears and anger after the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner Christmas Day. “Ultimately, the buck stops with me,” he said.

As a candidate, Obama’s cool was never fatal because so many voters simply imposed their own dreams on him. But wrapped in the bubble of the Oval Office and surrounded by Ivy-educated budget and economic advisers, this detachment is magnified and hurts him with lawmakers and voters alike, looking for more of a connection amid tough times.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emptysuit; jumpedtheshark; notapresident; toocool

1 posted on 01/08/2010 7:38:25 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Analysis: Cool Obama takes the heat (Can't connect the dots but "he's so cool")

All "wee wee'd up"

2 posted on 01/08/2010 7:40:18 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: tobyhill

Same as Carter, can’t delegate tasks and burned all his support bridges for help.

This fool is going to be a mess in another year.


3 posted on 01/08/2010 7:40:32 AM PST by Zathras
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To: tobyhill

I think he’s more angry with al Qaeda for screwing up his domestic agenda and his vacation than with trying to kill 300+ Americans on Christmas Day


4 posted on 01/08/2010 7:41:41 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: tobyhill

When in his position and not knowing what you are doing, it’s best to act cool. Don’t under estimate him though. He knows what he is doing when it comes to ruining this country. I believe this is the plan and he is doing pretty good. It needs to stop and stop now.


5 posted on 01/08/2010 7:42:06 AM PST by RC2
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To: tobyhill
Independent observers on the right see Obama’s detachment as a sign of drift. Those to the left see a smart man prone to step back always and take a longer look.

How about a man who hasn't a clue how to lead and is so far out of his depth its painful.

6 posted on 01/08/2010 7:42:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: tobyhill

Yeah the Narccisist got anry only when he HAD to utter the words “the Buck stops with me”

Now THAt really piss him off.


7 posted on 01/08/2010 7:45:14 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: skeeter

Its always about HIM.


8 posted on 01/08/2010 7:45:26 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: skeeter

And there are many golf courses out there to keep him busy while the czars and Dem leaders, i.e., Rage and Stretch, dismantle the Republic to third world standards and conditions.


9 posted on 01/08/2010 7:47:13 AM PST by mcshot (Son of Liberty.)
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To: Zathras

With any luck, he’ll be a quacking lame duck by this time next year, and he won’t be able to destroy our country any more.


10 posted on 01/08/2010 7:48:06 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: tobyhill

“Independent observers on the right see Obama’s detachment as a sign of drift. Those to the left see a smart man prone to step back always and take a longer look.”

People who are dealing with reality see Obama’s detachment as cluelessness, incompetence, and indifference. The only way Zero can be considered “cool”, is by correctly recognizing and acknowledging that he could care less about anything that doesn’t promote or interest him.


11 posted on 01/08/2010 7:51:26 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: silverleaf

Me too


12 posted on 01/08/2010 7:54:28 AM PST by Sophia777
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To: tobyhill

13 posted on 01/08/2010 7:56:56 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tobyhill

Obama is a ridiculous fool.


14 posted on 01/08/2010 7:57:04 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tobyhill

He’s cool, all right.

As in absolute Ozero.

Were he to become a cretin, he’d increase his intellect by a very large percentage.


15 posted on 01/08/2010 7:58:42 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Zathras

“This fool is going to be a mess in another year.”
You are being too kind and I admire you for it but the fool is already in a mess and he is trying to make sure we are in the mess with him.

We can and will stop him


16 posted on 01/08/2010 8:05:07 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: tobyhill
“Ultimately, the buck stops with me,” he said.

Oh brother, after blaming everyone else for it now the "buck stops here"? What a pathetic, narcissistic, lying little schmuck.

Just googling "Obama blames" brings up these recent "blames" he laid on everyone else:

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama blamed a “mix of human and systemic failures” for the security breach

Obama blames 'series of human errors' on missed plane bomber

President Obama blames attempted airline bombing on an "isolated extremist"

Obama Blames Intelligence Failures for Flight 253 - TIME

Obama Blames Al Qaeda For Christmas Attack

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I'm not sure my sanity can take 3 more years of this Marxist.

17 posted on 01/08/2010 8:09:41 AM PST by Reagan is King (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave.)
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To: Blue Turtle

“Its always about HIM”

Unless he is talking about “OUR” failure or how “WE” need to change or “WE” did not do. Then it’s “WE”.

But when glory and adoration is the topic, it’s all “ME” and “I”.


18 posted on 01/08/2010 8:20:28 AM PST by Voter62vb
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To: tobyhill
David Rogers article expressed in picture form:

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19 posted on 01/08/2010 8:35:21 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: tobyhill
Connect the dots? These weren't dots ... they were bagel shaped beachballs for cryin' out loud!


20 posted on 01/08/2010 8:42:29 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: tobyhill

“To get health care, he must be both a broker and a buffer, absorbing the heat for difficult decision...”

Obama and his thugs have no concept of the magnitude of the heat that’s gonna come if they pass this unconstitutional monstrosity.

Just my humble prediction.


21 posted on 01/08/2010 8:50:15 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: tobyhill

If Chavez sends his Venezuelan Army to invade Florida, we have just got to stop them before they get to Disney World so we can read them their rights and get them each an attorney.


22 posted on 01/08/2010 8:52:35 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (God bless)
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To: tobyhill
Definitely cool, definitely...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

23 posted on 01/08/2010 9:00:43 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: tobyhill

Fonzie humped the shark.


24 posted on 01/08/2010 9:03:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: tobyhill

Noted a lot of blinkink when he gave his speech wonder why?.


25 posted on 01/08/2010 9:03:33 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

blinkink / blinking glasses where are they.


26 posted on 01/08/2010 9:04:59 AM PST by Vaduz
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