Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Can Obama plug leak in his support? (Steyn at his best alert)
Posted on 06/18/2010 12:01:06 PM PDT by Zakeet
I believe it was Jean Giraudoux who first said, "Only the mediocre are always at their best."
Barack Obama was supposed to be the best, the very best, and yet he is always, reliably, consistently mediocre. His speech on oil was no better or worse than his speech on race. Yet the Obammyboppers who once squealed with delight are weary of last year's boy band. At the end of the big Oval Office address, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and the rest of the MSNBC gang jeered the president. For a bewildered Obama, it must have felt like his Ceausescu balcony moment. Had they caught up with him in the White House parking lot, they'd have put him up against the wall and clubbed him to a pulp with Matthews' no-longer-tingling leg.
So what? He always "disappoints." What would have been startling would have been if he hadn't "disappointed." His eve-of-election rally for Martha Coakley "disappointed" the Massachusetts electorate so much they gave Ted Kennedy's seat to a Republican. His speech for Chicago's Olympic bid "disappointed" the Oslo committee so much they gave the games to Pyongyang, or Ouagadougou, or any city offering to build a stadium with electrical outlets incompatible with Obama's prompter. Be honest, guys, his inaugural address "disappointed," too, didn't it? Oh, in those days you still did your best to make the case for it. "He carries us from meditative bead to meditative bead, and invites us to contemplate," wrote Stanley Fish in The New York Times. "There is a technical term for this kind of writing parataxis, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as 'the placing of propositions or clauses one after the other without indicating ... the relation of co-ordination or subordination between them.'"
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I am such a disapointment that Chrissy wanted to club me to death with his no-longer-tingling leg.
Styn also referred to 0bama as the Milli Vanilli president.
“It Takes A Spillage”
Steyn needs to tell it like it is. Obama is a bad joke played on the American people and the Democrats are no different.
I wouldn't say that. It's on the lips of everyone I talk to, and I'm far from the gulf.
We may not be living the 'immediacy' of the catastrophe as those on the gulf are, but we will be affected as well. And we are bothered.
Not everyone should be allowed to vote!
That's great! LOL
When he did get specific, he sounded faintly surreal. "As we speak, old factories are reopening to produce wind turbines, people are going back to work installing energy-efficient windows..." Energy-efficient windows? That's a great line if Obama's auditioning to play himself on "Saturday Night Live" parodies.
And hang on, isn't this the same guy who was promising to start "kicking ass" just a few days ago? You may find yourself recalling the moment in the film "In And Out" when Kevin Kline is trying to master the "How To Be Manly" audiotape and accidentally says "What an interesting window treatment."
The reason they are so disappointed is that because they thought once they got a true lib into true power (which they’ve done) he would show himself to be a Chavez or a Castro.
They were waiting to hear in this speech that BP would be destroyed, the troops be commandeered to the coast and people were being arrested. When they didn’t, their radical bloodlust was angry.
Chrissy himself said Where was the power?
Anyone else think that Carville's "We-uh dy-in down heah" speech was Hillary's informal announcement of her candidacy?
Absolutely! Yes, it is one of Steyn's best. HOORAY Mark!
Hillary Clinton’s new book about restarting an election campaign:
“It Takes a Spillage”
ROTFLMAO! Steyn is a genius.
...this administration was supposed to be the new technocracy cool, calm and credentialed chaps who would sit down, use their mighty intellects to provide a rigorous, post-partisan, forensic analysis of the problem, and then break for their Vanity Fair photo shoot."
"The president directed his Nobel Prize-winning Head of Meetings to assemble a meeting to tackle the challenge of mobilizing the assembling of the tackling of the challenge mobilization, at the end of which they directed BP to order up some new tackle and connect it to the thingummy next to the whachamacallit. Thank you, Mr. President. That and $4.95 will get you a venti oleaginato at Starbucks."
...and the last paragraphs -- I won't spoil the fun -- are just too deliciousl
“Parataxis.” Steyn is great.
There are some kickbacks involved here....will try to find some links later.
Talk about a GREAT bumper sticker!!
I appreciate Styn’s humor in the midst of such a dismal time in America.
“Mark Steyn Blames It On The Rein of Barack Obama, the Milli Vanilli President”
Memo to Secretary Rodham Clinton: Do you find yourself of a quiet evening with a strange craving for chicken dinners and county fairs in Iowa and New Hampshire, maybe next summer? Need one of those relaunch books to explain why you're getting back in the game in your country's hour of need?Ping to knews_hound! One of Mark's finest!
"It Takes A Spillage."