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.'"
(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...
Energy efficient windows, windmills, 7$ a gallon gas, gas wells relocating to South America, get ready to line up on odd and even days to buy gas that you can’t afford to go to your soon to be non-existent job and on your way home, stop at Wal-mart and support the Chinese who paid off the Clintons to get your jobs. Good job, Dimmies
Ironic that Obama chose a Greek backdrop for his inaugural ball, isn't it? Now he's trying to turn the U.S. into Greece.
Mr. Steyn neatly summarizes the malaise of many of the 0bama voters.
The Audacity of `D`oh!`
Is there a Steyn ping list?
Positively splendid...until the end when he mentions Hitlery. That thought is like the plague.
Yes, knews_hound is the keeper of the Steyn list. Let him know if you'd like to be added.
For Obama..Obama...just a unqualified Jimmy Carter in moms' jeansIt Takes A Spillage ........... to pillage"
"I fired off a speech
But the British kept a-spillin'
Twice as many barrels as there was a month ago
I fired off a speech
But the British kept a-spillin'
Up the Mississippi from the Gulf of Mexico..."
That’s what BP needs to fix this mess - energy-efficient windows!
You know, since I read “Dreams from My Father” in 2007 until now, I have been throwing up a little in my mouth every time I hear another superlative about this affirmative action junkie. He’s the smartest, most intelligent, best writer since Lincoln. I really hate listening over and over again to people who give this kind of credit where credit isn’t due.
Einstein was a genius. Lincoln was perhaps inspired. Jefferson was gifted. Franklin was innovative. Beethoven was creative. Michelangelo was amazing...
Those I agree with. A few more articles like this one in his portfolio and Mark Steyn will gain his own place in the pantheon...Obama...he is not now nor never was fit to be the custodian of that building.
Recognize and reward the true genius, creative, innovator. Please don’t cheapen these citations by giving them to the undeserving. How do you think the Nobel Peace Prize became such a joke?
Yeh, and we need to keep our tires at the proper pressure.
Genius at work, and I mean Steyn, not the “unmanned drone.”
"yet he is always, reliably, consistently mediocre."
They need to plug the leak between his ears.