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Captain Obvious Learns the Limits of Cool (Dowd Spanks Obama, Again.)
NYTimes ^ | Published: January 9, 2010 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 01/10/2010 5:32:26 AM PST by TexasCajun

Our president came down from the mountaintop.

He had applied the freshness of his independent thought to the critical matters at hand. He had convened his seminar, reviewed the reviews, analyzed the intelligence every which way, thought anew about everything, and lo and behold, he finally emerged to tell us some stuff we already knew.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dowd; fool; obama; toocool
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1 posted on 01/10/2010 5:32:28 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
"But when he failed to immediately step up to the microphones in Hawaii after the Christmas terror and thank the passengers for bravely foiling the plot that his intelligence community had failed to see, President Cool reached the limits of cool. "

-Maureen Dowd-

2 posted on 01/10/2010 5:34:41 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

3 posted on 01/10/2010 5:36:54 AM PST by csvset
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To: TexasCajun; Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama
Dowd calls Obama "Captain Obvious." LOLOL

That one may stick.

4 posted on 01/10/2010 5:37:45 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: TexasCajun

5 posted on 01/10/2010 5:38:38 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: TexasCajun

Dowd is preparing the way for Hillary.


6 posted on 01/10/2010 5:38:46 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: TexasCajun

The Obama magic is wearing thin if MODO is jumping him. The media is definitely cooling and becoming more critical.


7 posted on 01/10/2010 5:39:51 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: TexasCajun

....I keep waiting for an Obama tipping point....a point where the sheeple are going to realize they’ve been duped by a slick talking empty suit...maybe, just maybe, we’ve reached it.


8 posted on 01/10/2010 5:40:37 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: TexasCajun
I think I know the PERFECT job for Barack Obama! He is so cool ... he speaks so well ... and best of all, he can READ!

I want to see Barack Obama reprise the "Easy Reader" role played originally by Morgan Freeman in the old PBS "Electric Company" series.


9 posted on 01/10/2010 5:40:51 AM PST by Dr. Sivana
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To: TexasCajun
Our professorial president is no feckless W., biking through Katrina.

No, he was waiting in line trying to decide what flavor of shaved ice he wanted.

10 posted on 01/10/2010 5:40:56 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Brilliant

“Dowd is preparing the way for Hillary.”

Bingo!


11 posted on 01/10/2010 5:41:51 AM PST by incredulous joe ("I like smiling! Smiling is my favorite!!")
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To: 1rudeboy

I would not call him “Captain Obvious.” More like Private Obvious. He spent the first 9 months of his Presidency in willful disregard of the obvious.


12 posted on 01/10/2010 5:41:56 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: TexasCajun
**Captain Obvious **

Tomorrow! ...I'll Check Into Keeping America Safe Tomorrow!

13 posted on 01/10/2010 5:42:24 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 1rudeboy

‘Dowd calls Obama “Captain Obvious.” LOLOL’

How about Captain Oblivious?


14 posted on 01/10/2010 5:42:55 AM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (Low Taxes, Small Government - we can do it!)
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To: TexasCajun

One can only help that the NY/DC leftist intelligentsia that blindly supported this buffoon turn on him with guns and knives and help destroy themselves from the inside out.


15 posted on 01/10/2010 5:43:18 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: TexasCajun
Too Cool Fool !


16 posted on 01/10/2010 5:45:32 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Let's see, let's see, where is it...

Unlike the Republicans, who have yet to take responsibility for a single disastrous thing they did, President Obama said ...

No, not quite...

Our professorial president is no feckless W., biking through Katrina.

THERE it is!

OK, didn't want Dowd to get a ticket for not including that legally-required insult.

17 posted on 01/10/2010 5:45:40 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Bostonian conservative, atheist prolifer)
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To: KeyLargo

Good one.


18 posted on 01/10/2010 5:46:17 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
One of the reasons that Captain Obvious has become an internet meme is because he is oblivious.

So it's already wrapped-up in the title.

19 posted on 01/10/2010 5:46:25 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Brilliant

You bet that witch Hillary is still running.


20 posted on 01/10/2010 5:46:48 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TexasCajun
"Chill Bro! ...We Cool! ...Mo Just Needs Some Attention From Tiger!"


21 posted on 01/10/2010 5:49:13 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
“Our professorial president is no feckless W., biking through Katrina. He is no doubt on top of the crisis in terms of studying it top to bottom. But his inner certainly creates an outer disconnect.”

Barry is no feckless W... W had his warts. No, W was an American. Obama is a Radical Muslim trending towards Marxism throughout his life.

Thanks, Dowd???? I don't think so!

22 posted on 01/10/2010 5:49:38 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The media is sinking, and MODO is not immune. This new found clarity could be more for economics than ideology.


23 posted on 01/10/2010 5:52:28 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Count the cost, freedom is not free.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

I’m hoping for a Brutus.
Someone like Nixon’s Dean.


24 posted on 01/10/2010 5:53:31 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go. (FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

Panetta?


25 posted on 01/10/2010 5:57:56 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: TexasCajun

There is no justice in the world as long as MoDo gets paid to write her columns. Any leftie with a foul humor and a BA in English Lit (of which there must be millions) could crank out the same stuff on a whim.


26 posted on 01/10/2010 5:58:05 AM PST by JusPasenThru (Are you going to kiss me first?)
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To: TexasCajun
Unlike the Republicans, who have yet to take responsibility for a single disastrous thing they did, President Obama said “ultimately the buck stops with me.”

Uh no, Maureen, you fickle and lying sack of filth. Republicans did nothing wrong.

27 posted on 01/10/2010 5:58:59 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: TexasCajun

“He had applied the freshness of his independent thought”
-M. Dowd

Independent from what? Clearly joined at the hip with Karl Marx.


28 posted on 01/10/2010 6:03:48 AM PST by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: TexasCajun
If Mohamed had breasts Maureen would be praising him today.
29 posted on 01/10/2010 6:05:41 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: STONEWALLS

I think the center left media is realizing they’ve been duped.The hard left media will back this administration regardless. This book Game Change which comes out tomorrow is going to fun to watch how the media handles it.


30 posted on 01/10/2010 6:08:54 AM PST by staten island ny
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To: TexasCajun

Where the hell does the media get off describing Obama’s Marxist views as some kind of new and fresh independent thought process. Did world history begin in the 60’s when most of these so-called journalists were coming of age?


31 posted on 01/10/2010 6:14:59 AM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Dr. Sivana
I think I know the PERFECT job for Barack Obama!

Actually, his first name almost became more common to the American people in the 1970's, but audience research indicated that "Venus Flytrap" was more accepted than "Barack Flytrap".

32 posted on 01/10/2010 6:15:26 AM PST by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: GQuagmire

hillary


33 posted on 01/10/2010 6:19:41 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go. (FUBO))
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To: TexasCajun

There’s no one more P.O.’d and bitter than a scorned, white, round-heeled, female liberal.
Especially when the scorner is a smooth talking dude of color.


34 posted on 01/10/2010 6:21:27 AM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: TexasCajun

Every time I see those pictures, it sickens me that this is what we have as president.


35 posted on 01/10/2010 6:24:32 AM PST by surrey
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To: Joe Boucher

She will feed the info but let someone else spill to the media so she won’t look like a backstabber.If,of course ,the State Run Media would actually report anything against Dear Leader...


36 posted on 01/10/2010 6:24:32 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: Brilliant
I would not call him “Captain Obvious.” More like Private Obvious. He spent the first 9 months of his Presidency in willful disregard of the obvious.

Um, how about Captain Oblivious?

37 posted on 01/10/2010 6:24:34 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: TexasCajun
"Unlike the Republicans, who have yet to take responsibility for a single disastrous thing they did,"

Like losing the presidency to Obama?

Don't worry MoDo...we will never forget.

38 posted on 01/10/2010 6:26:40 AM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Joe Boucher

Im thinking more revelations about his gay days are going to come out.


39 posted on 01/10/2010 6:28:26 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: STONEWALLS

You won’t think so if you read the comments at the source link...


40 posted on 01/10/2010 6:29:59 AM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: TexasCajun

“We must do better,” Captain Obvious said Thursday at the White House, “in keeping dangerous people off airplanes while still facilitating air travel.”

It’s called profiling, f*cktard.


41 posted on 01/10/2010 6:30:36 AM PST by Grunthor (Jim Mora fired. Free at last!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Captain Oblivious


42 posted on 01/10/2010 6:33:01 AM PST by Stayfree (Patriotic Americans United.com operates Reward For Obama's Birth Certificate.com!!)
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To: surrey

Totally agree. I don’t care how old they are, those pictures of him speak volumes about his true character: arrogant, slick, oblivious to name a few....


43 posted on 01/10/2010 6:35:52 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with more than a little CHANGE in your pocket when he's finished.)
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To: TexasCajun

I’m telling you, she hasn’t been the same since reading Sarah’s book and finding lots of common ground with her. Dowd may be in a transition period of true political conviction.


44 posted on 01/10/2010 6:37:31 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: csvset

Catherine Zeta-Jones? I don’t get it....


45 posted on 01/10/2010 6:38:21 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with more than a little CHANGE in your pocket when he's finished.)
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46 posted on 01/10/2010 6:40:32 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (New Year's Resolution: Never, ever, ever again vote for anyone with a (d) after their name.)
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To: TexasCajun

If the media and the people continue to make fun of him and use his stupidity against him, I would not be surprised to see him resign. I don’t think his narcissism can deal with anyone ridiculing him, that would be worse for his ego than disagreeing with him.


47 posted on 01/10/2010 6:42:28 AM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: TexasCajun
And people say he's not gay!!??

My bet is that he is living on the "down low."

48 posted on 01/10/2010 6:47:22 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: TexasCajun
Good thing Mo's not married!


49 posted on 01/10/2010 6:50:54 AM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: fivecatsandadog
Folklore has it that back in the day, Michael Douglas , (that's CZJ's husband), boinked Modo. This was before he met CZJ.

It's a tradition to post CZJ's pic on any MoDo thread.

50 posted on 01/10/2010 6:51:27 AM PST by csvset
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