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The Liberal Tipping Point Away From Obama (Empty Suit Alert)
Commentary ^ | 6/16/2010 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 06/16/2010 1:28:17 PM PDT by mojito

....That iconic moment for Obama may well be the image of him last night, hands folded behind that huge empty desk. He was revealed as an impostor, someone play-acting as president and an interloper in serious matters. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with what he said – it was that image. He and his presidency seemed shrunken, with the man once considered a political colossus now hiding behind and dwarfed by the props of the office.

Part of the reaction is certainly the steely political calculation by the left that Obama may be a lost cause. But there was also, I think, the flash of insight and the pang of panic by those invested in this president: it is impossible to maintain the pretense that he’s larger than life. The man looks entirely out of his league.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deepwaterhorizon; emptysuit; obama; ovalofficespeech
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Whaddaya know? The man with no experience isn't qualified to be President of the United States.
1 posted on 06/16/2010 1:28:18 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Welcome to reality.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 1:31:44 PM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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To: mojito

3 posted on 06/16/2010 1:33:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mojito

Maybe they should have reconstructed that hubris-inducing set from his Denver acceptance speech and instructed him to deliver last night’s drone-o-thon borefest from the podium.


4 posted on 06/16/2010 1:34:26 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: mojito
So, who’s surprised?

Obama was an empty suit in 2008. Now he’s an empty suit that’s in way, way over his head.

Watch for the breakdown. He hasn’t got the character for what’s coming.

5 posted on 06/16/2010 1:35:40 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: mojito
"He and his presidency seemed shrunken, with the man once considered a political colossus now hiding behind and dwarfed by the props of the office."


6 posted on 06/16/2010 1:38:14 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Beckwith

yep, they love to throw you up to worship, but even more, they love to tear you down.


7 posted on 06/16/2010 1:38:17 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: mojito

8 posted on 06/16/2010 1:40:38 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: mojito
Whaddaya know? The man with no experience isn't qualified to be President of the United States.True enough, as even some of the more dense members of the mainstream media have begun to deduce. I'm more curious about when they figure out that The Anointed One is not the one running the show,
9 posted on 06/16/2010 1:40:55 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: RonDog

10 posted on 06/16/2010 1:43:12 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

More like an SNL skit!


11 posted on 06/16/2010 1:44:44 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RonDog

What, is he looking straight at Michelle? Your face will freeze like that, Barry.


12 posted on 06/16/2010 1:45:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A cat may look at a queen.)
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To: RonDog

13 posted on 06/16/2010 1:45:18 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Beckwith
Watch for the breakdown.

That would be funny. However, I am concerned about something worse than that. Oilbama may be dazed and confused, but Rahm Emmanuel and crew are not. They are dangerous people. They see their grip on power slipping away. Who knows what they may attempt.

14 posted on 06/16/2010 1:46:03 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: RonDog
From news.yahoo.com
15 posted on 06/16/2010 1:46:52 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: mojito
It’s not often that one speech provides an “ah, ha!” moment of lasting impact, but last night may well have been Obama’s.

While this would be nice, I'm not convinced. The likes of Chris Matthews can still tingle in his loins when Obama moves. Liberals need to believe the lie. They still will.

16 posted on 06/16/2010 1:48:11 PM PDT by stevem
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To: BAW

The captured media have a huge share of the blame as do the sheep-like public that bought into their line. I hope people get mad enough to really do something about the press. Bunch of liars. NYT, CBS, NBC all ought to be marched on at the same time Washington is.


17 posted on 06/16/2010 1:49:06 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: RonDog

There’s that middle finger sticking out again.


18 posted on 06/16/2010 1:49:50 PM PDT by Bluebeard16
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To: mojito

***He and his presidency seemed shrunken, with the man once considered a political colossus now hiding behind and dwarfed by the props of the office. ****

When Carter the Incompetent was elected to POTUS the cartoonists had a blast. Over the years they began to draw him smaller, and smaller, and smaller to those around him.


19 posted on 06/16/2010 1:50:53 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: mojito

Desperation is going to seize the kenyan team of fools. A 42% approval has never happened with a wartime president. He needs a catastrophe and he needs one now. One that he can “fix”, or appear to fix. Riots are what he wants.


20 posted on 06/16/2010 1:51:33 PM PDT by albie
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To: RonDog

This picture is just plain SCARY...the guy has been in office for well over a year and the Oval Office looks EMPTY! This guy is just plain wierd!


21 posted on 06/16/2010 1:52:57 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: mojito

It’s a shock, I tell ya! /s


22 posted on 06/16/2010 1:53:26 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: stevem
The likes of Chris Matthews can still tingle in his loins when Obama moves.

I know it might cause you distress but go watch the Olberman/Matthews tag team on Obama after the speech. They were a heck of a lot harder on him than O'Riley, Hannity or Krauthammer were. Chrissy the Sissy said that every time Obama talked about the Nobel Prizes of his staff it made him want to barf. Olberman said he didn't just shoot low, he didn't shoot at all. Face it on the extreme left the love is gone.
23 posted on 06/16/2010 1:54:19 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Wow you’re right! That/he is strange. I guess he never uses the office, so why make it look like there is actual work going on there. The golf course probably shows more wear and tear.

I didn’t watch the wimp’s speech last night, I just don’t have the stomach for it anymore.


24 posted on 06/16/2010 1:57:34 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: stevem
While this would be nice, I'm not convinced. The likes of Chris Matthews can still tingle in his loins when Obama moves. Liberals need to believe the lie. They still will.

Liberals will always be liberal, but there's an entire generation of wishy-washies out there; people who missed the lessons of the Carter years, who desperately need to be mugged by reality. Once they've had their mugging, a good percentage of them will come around.

25 posted on 06/16/2010 1:57:36 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: GonzoGOP
Chrissy the Sissy said that every time Obama talked about the Nobel Prizes of his staff it made him want to barf. Olberman said he didn't just shoot low, he didn't shoot at all.

I saw that.

Face it on the extreme left the love is gone.

I certainly hope so. We shall see.

26 posted on 06/16/2010 1:59:23 PM PDT by stevem
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To: mojito
I'm thinking of that dinner scene from Citizen Kane where the camera pans back ever so gradually.
27 posted on 06/16/2010 2:00:02 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Veyiqchu 'eleykha farah 'adummah temimah 'asher 'ein-bah mum, 'asher lo'-`alah `aleyha `ol.)
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The empty desk just made him look lost behind it. Whoever decided to do it like that made him look over whelmped and lost.


28 posted on 06/16/2010 2:02:59 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Even when I was on my ships I had more personal stuff in my work center than this guy. WIERD!


29 posted on 06/16/2010 2:03:01 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: RonDog

Great pic! He looks like his feet don’t reach the floor.


30 posted on 06/16/2010 2:03:27 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: RonDog

Ok, now I see it. It’s Forrest Gump.


31 posted on 06/16/2010 2:05:12 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: mojito
What was his pr people thinking? He just keeps reinforcing the reality that he is a total joke. The symbol of a cleared desk doesn't work when the occupant is a small statured unhealthy looking person dressed in a suit that is wearing him. But, it fits in with his latest speeches where he is trying to get patriotic Americans to join the War on Spilled Oil. Crazy man is POTUS.
32 posted on 06/16/2010 2:07:16 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: RonDog

Still has that Emporor Nero look going for him there. The only thing missing is his fiddle.


33 posted on 06/16/2010 2:09:24 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: GonzoGOP
Face it on the extreme left the love is gone.

What's more, it's gone for two different reasons...

1. One group of liberals now recognize that the man is an incompetent.

2. Another group of liberals are pissed because he didn't announce a government seizure of BP and a total shutdown of the oil industry.

34 posted on 06/16/2010 2:11:50 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: RonDog

35 posted on 06/16/2010 2:22:56 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: mojito
I think that's why Olby and Chrissy were so angry last night, they know it's over, the putz is failing and their agenda is going down with him.
36 posted on 06/16/2010 2:26:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

:o)


37 posted on 06/16/2010 2:32:09 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: mojito

Problem is there isn’t one damn democrat who is competent in anything but lies corruption

His handlers haven’t the faintest idea of what is needed to solve our problems

So Barry has no where to go and is left holding his teleprompter


38 posted on 06/16/2010 2:34:13 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: colorado tanker

a Democratic Presidential Primary is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.


39 posted on 06/16/2010 2:35:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: albie

He is the catastrophe.


40 posted on 06/16/2010 2:36:53 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: rightwingcrazy

41 posted on 06/16/2010 2:37:59 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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Here are the Democrat Box of Chocolates!
42 posted on 06/16/2010 2:38:34 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (All hail "Princess Obama" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2531677/posts)
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To: RonDog

Look at that. Empty suit. Empty desk. Ergo, the name Zero.


43 posted on 06/16/2010 2:43:33 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: crazyhorse691
What was his pr people thinking?

that is because they are as incompetent and clueless as he is

They were able to get by during the campaign because the left wing MSM refused to get the truth about Obama out
44 posted on 06/16/2010 2:43:39 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: mojito

His no drill policies will kill jobs , drive up the price of oil in the US and make us less secure. At the same time his policies seem to benefit middle East oil drilling countries, Brazil and Soros. His alliances are not with the US


45 posted on 06/16/2010 2:49:14 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: chris_bdba

There is nothing wrong with that desk that a net, paddles and ping-pong balls wouldn’t fix.


46 posted on 06/16/2010 2:50:15 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

That’s some mighty fast Photoshoppin’, Partner!


47 posted on 06/16/2010 2:56:47 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: RonDog

48 posted on 06/16/2010 3:11:40 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: RonDog

It’s the wide angle lens that expands the desk and shrinks Obama. It looks like he’s at a table...waiting for an order of grits.


49 posted on 06/16/2010 3:16:31 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: RonDog
There is only one thing a US President can do that is worse then playing politics with a catastrophic man-made disaster. Doing it from a perfectly clean desk.
50 posted on 06/16/2010 3:29:01 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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