Skip to comments.Obama and the Trouble With Voting 'Present' (Karl Rove)
Posted on 06/10/2010 6:03:31 AM PDT by chickadee
Even now, Mr. Obama looks like a spectator, albeit an angry one, barking at White House aides to "plug the damn hole" (now that's a good idea no one has thought of) and telling NBC's Matt Lauer he's in search of an "ass to kick."
But the main political behind that's being kicked is Mr. Obama's. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll says Americans give the federal government a 69% negative rating for its handling of the spill, compared to a 62% negative rating for Washington's handling of Katrina in August 2005.
This pattern of being merely present has been apparent almost since the first days of the Obama presidency. He may unveil his mighty teleprompter to help pass what Congress has drafted, but this White House seems strangely disconnected from crafting legislation.
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Can you say "hapless", children?
..only after the urging of Spike Lee
When Obama shifts into “street” language, he reminds me of those opera singers who try to sing pop music.
obama is the first Anti-American president and The Man Who Would Be King.
The (D) presidents are so hung up on themselves that they cannot function. They seem to rely on the “power of their presence” to make the seas calm..................
The comparison with Jimmah Cahtah seems amusing now, but I think of all the harm Carter has caused since leaving office. Only imagine what kind of trouble the current occupant of the WH can cause when he falls in with his international muslim friends. He is younger than Carter was when he left the WH. This nightmare could be with us for a long, long time.
....but he sounds cool to rap singers
.."the problem Odumbo has with kicking ass, is he can't get his face out of the way fast enough"
He doesn’t look like he could kick anyone’s a**. He is a practicing metrosexual.
Interesting that Rove only refers to him as “Mr Obama” and NOT “president”.
Obama is so utterly clueless, he’s making Jimmy Carter look like John Wayne.
The sad reality of the matter is that 0bama doesn’t know the difference between the a$$ he wants to kick and BP’s hole in the ground.
Carter rehabilitated his image by building Houses for Humanity. Can you imagine Obama resorting to manual labor for any reason?
So true! Funny thing is how hard he worked to establish his street cred - it just doesn’t compute.
“This nightmare could be with us for a long, long time.”
Excellent point. After all, what BHO is really good at is agitating. After all, his core competency is community organizer. Now consider the trouble community organizers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson stir up.
BHO will be like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson on steroids. BHO will make Carter look like an amateur America hater.
Time for the picture of him in ‘mom jeans’!
What a maroon! what a gull a bull!
Too bad Matt Lauer didn't say "Did you look in the mirror?"
Odd isn't the word for it.
I think he is just a lazy narcissistic magalomaniac. He enjoys the preening/posing, but shuns the heavy lifting of high office.
Who do you think is advising him?
Seems more & more that he's doing weird stuff, on the basis of advice from persons who seem to want to SABOTAGE him.
I mean what is more phoney than some effete intellectual Harvaaard educated millionaire using gutter slang, in some bizarre attempt to appear "manly."
Was it Bill Maher who suggested such a weird line of action???
Now..... were Michelle Obama to come out and give a speech about kicking the butt of ol' massa oil giant BP, that would be entirely believable because her street smarts are AUTHENTIC.
Do you think maybe Oprah is advising him???
Say... what YEAR did Oprah give birth to a boy child that allegedly died?????
Obama voted ‘present’ as his long range political plans wanted NOTHING to reveal his ideology. The O was schooled and trained by real slickmeisters.
I’ve thought from the beginning that he is the product of a committee. Just a man of the right color, the right education, the ability to give a wonderful speech. He is the true “mini me”.
Hmmm - I could believe that more easily if he hadn’t had such a long and close affiliation with Jeremiah Wright. If his competition had been anyone other than Hillary, it would have mattered more. Hillary had enemies on both sides of the aisle.
Also, I think Obama’s team was shocked that he won in 2008. I think 2004 was just supposed to be the trial run.
He’s the product of all those democrat think-tank secret conferences where they cobble together their ideas and schemes. And build a monster. He’s Frankenbama.
Bingo! Certainly bears repeating. Anyone who has no real values cannot lead... This has certainly been proven time and time again over the last year and a half.
Worse than voting “Present”, he has partied, had bbqs, golfed on many occasions and had 2 vacations in the last 52 days.
Obastard is weaker AND more radical than Carter and everyone knows it. The useful idiots elected an empty campaign slogan and got nothing more in return. Obastard has let SEIU and liberal congress write every piece of legislation he has signed. He is less of a leader than a wooden statue.
Obastard wees himself as more of a king who feels he deserves to be treated like royalty.
Obama is all glamor and no grunt. He just wants the privileges that come from being president without having to do the work that the office requires. Typical of his career.
And let’s not forget this:
In 2008 during Paulson’s “September Surprise,” McCain suspended his campaign and ran into the middle of the mess. And what did Zero do? He announced, “Call me if you need me.”
The guy likes playing President on TV, but when there is work to do he’s not even present.
obamma is doing the impossible and making Carter look good!
Agreed. It used to be the 'Rule' that ex-presidents quietly retired from public life and refused all invitations to comment on the policies of a sitting president. Then along came Jimmy Carter -- who totally disregarded that tradition. Bill Clinton also let loose a few broadsides on his immediate successor, GWB. Obama has benefitted from a Cult of Personality like no other president in modern times. The opportunities for political mischief after he leaves office will be both large & numerous.
It’s easy to talk like a tough-guy when you are being interviewed by Matt Lauer. Lauer is truly un-masculine. Probably why he is so successful as a male anchor on a morning TV “News Show” that is increasingly designed for female viewers.
I prefer the term feckless.
Why do you think he voted “Present” 126 times.
Who told him this was the best strategy?
Just before she went to Moscow?
And that's with the media doing everything it can to downplay the severity of the disaster this thing really is. Notice we aren't seeing all the dead and dying animals and fish or the miles and miles of oil soaked beaches, swamps, and wetlands? Imagine what the rating would be if the media actually reported the whole truth?
Obama looks like a spectator, albeit an angry one, barking at White House aides to "plug the damn hole" (now that's a good idea no one has thought of) and telling NBC's Matt Lauer he's in search of an "ass to kick." But the main political behind that's being kicked is Mr. Obama's. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll says Americans give the federal government a 69% negative rating for its handling of the spill, compared to a 62% negative rating for Washington's handling of Katrina in August 2005.And that is with a eulogizing press filled with Zero's partisan shills, vs the hysterical, race-baiting partisan shills who piled Pelion on Ossa to get at President Bush.
Whoops, and thanks hennie pennie!