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The Thrill Is Gone:NYT:Obama’s Relationship With America Is Growing Sour
New York Times ^ | June 18, 2010 | Charles M. Blow

Posted on 06/19/2010 7:59:26 AM PDT by lbryce

President Obama’s relationship with America, like many a young marriage, is growing sour.

That’s my surmise after reviewing recent polling and watching the carping that followed his Oval Office speech (which I thought was just fine, by the way).

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the magic has drained away. Even among his most ardent supporters, there now exists a certain frustration and disillusionment — not necessarily in the execution of his duties, but in his inability to seize moments, chart a course and navigate the choppy waters of public opinion.

What’s left for many is a big plume of disappointment and sadness lurking just beneath the surface.

Desperate to escape eight-years of an abusive relationship with a reckless cowboy and scared by a calculating John McCain who chose a feckless running mate, America was charmed by Obama’s supernal speeches and inspired by his vision of a happier ever after.

But once the marriage was official, reality set in and Obama tried to lower expectations. Life would not be lit by the soft glow of an eternal sunrise. Change would come slowly; pain would be felt presently; things would get worse before they got better.

In addition, he had to make tough choices (and not always the right ones) to steer us out of our darkest hour and secure a better future. He wasn’t always elegant in method or clear in message, and that allowed the more cynical side of America to find a footing and feed its fear.

This has left many on the left duking it out in a death match of finger-pointing, back-biting and navel-gazing. They have gone from applauding to defending, a turn many secretly resent and increasingly reject.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
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A USA Today/Gallup poll released earlier this week found that 73 percent of Democrats thought that the president had not been tough enough in dealing with BP in regards to the oil spill. That was the same as the percentage of Republicans who thought so.

Even the NY Slimes allows the light of truth to illuminate reality.

1 posted on 06/19/2010 7:59:26 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

How could a socialist Muslim have trouble maintaining a relationship with a Judeo/Christian democracy?


2 posted on 06/19/2010 8:02:34 AM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: lbryce

“President Obama’s relationship with America, like many a young marriage, is growing sour. Charles M. Blow”

“That’s my surmise after reviewing recent polling and watching the carping that followed his Oval Office speech (which I thought was just fine, by the way).”

Hey, hey...doing what Charles does best....


3 posted on 06/19/2010 8:03:45 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: lbryce

Figures that someone named Blow would pine over a president who sucks.


4 posted on 06/19/2010 8:04:05 AM PDT by 60Gunner (But there's this one particular harbor...)
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To: lbryce
"...his Oval Office speech (which I thought was just fine, by the way)."

Of course he thought it was fine. Blow is black. Obama is sorta black. Everything Obama does is fine with the likes of Blow. I about blow lunch every time I come across something by him.

5 posted on 06/19/2010 8:04:35 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: hometoroost

Perhaps they are understanding there is a difference between a bleeding heart liberal and a cold blooded fascist.


6 posted on 06/19/2010 8:04:45 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: lbryce

Zero must be in trouble if a dumba$$ like this feckless whoosie jackass of the NYT is starting to see the light!


7 posted on 06/19/2010 8:05:04 AM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: lbryce

Even the designated gay black op-ed writer at the New York Slimes is speaking out. And to think that only a week ago he was springing to Obama’s defense!

Watch out, Barry, or you’re going to lose all those leg-tingling partners who throng around you!


8 posted on 06/19/2010 8:05:12 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lbryce

I’ve noticed more and more Democrats refusing to admit that they even voted for the One. They aren’t changing parties yet but don’t want to be known as a person that supported this president.


9 posted on 06/19/2010 8:06:04 AM PDT by RC2
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To: lbryce
America was charmed by Obama’s supernal speeches and inspired by his vision of a happier ever after.

And all because of "The Wizard At Odds".

Good grief. How viscerally mindless we are.

10 posted on 06/19/2010 8:06:14 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: lbryce
Desperate to escape eight-years of an abusive relationship with a reckless cowboy and scared by a calculating John McCain who chose a feckless running mate, America was charmed by Obama’s supernal speeches and inspired by his vision of a happier ever after.

Swami Blow has his turban on rather tight, his mind reading skills are slipping.

11 posted on 06/19/2010 8:06:41 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: lbryce
and scared by a calculating John McCain who chose a feckless running mate,

Oh, jeez...

NTSA

12 posted on 06/19/2010 8:06:47 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: lbryce

Barry, meet Bus.


13 posted on 06/19/2010 8:06:59 AM PDT by stboz
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To: lbryce
”What’s left for many is a big plume of disappointment and sadness lurking just beneath the surface.”

How ironic that the MSM which foisted the undocumented Pres_ _ent Obama
upon the American public, wasting the trust and confidence the American public
once had for the MSM, does not know 'up' from 'down', or 'real' from 'imaginary'.


14 posted on 06/19/2010 8:08:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: lbryce

He’s just mad because Bonnie Prince Barry isn’t getting to this guy socialist utopia fast enough.


15 posted on 06/19/2010 8:08:42 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: lbryce

The media built him up to an impossible standard that no fallible human could meet. The letdown is overwhelming for the true believers.


16 posted on 06/19/2010 8:09:16 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: lbryce

Blow and the rest of the demoscum can cry me a river. We took EIGHT years of abuse.


17 posted on 06/19/2010 8:09:18 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Cicero

Didn’t these shills, and others just meet with him at the white hut to get their spin assignments for the week? This must have been written last week?


18 posted on 06/19/2010 8:10:14 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: going hot

“Swami Blow” ROFL


19 posted on 06/19/2010 8:10:51 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: hometoroost
I said this on another thread, but, it fits so well here:

Someone said, Hillary is laying the groundwork for her run for the Dem nomination for the Presidency in 2012 with her new book soon to be released entitled "IT TAKES A SPILLAGE".
20 posted on 06/19/2010 8:11:13 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Scratch a bleedin heart liberal and you’ll find a cold-blooded fascist.


21 posted on 06/19/2010 8:11:25 AM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: lbryce

“...his inability to seize moments, chart a course and navigate the choppy waters of public opinion.”

This is what these idiots think leadership is. Smoke and mirrors.


22 posted on 06/19/2010 8:12:10 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: lbryce

“President Obama’s relationship with America, like many a young marriage, is growing sour.”

Let’s hope we don’t have to wait for the “7-year itch” before the public realizes this marriage was a huge mistake and takes the requisite action to terminate it.


23 posted on 06/19/2010 8:12:18 AM PDT by DrC
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To: lbryce

To sum it up, people now recognize Obama is not qualified for the job but it is not their fault in electing him because Bush, McCain, and especially Palin forced them to do it.


24 posted on 06/19/2010 8:12:42 AM PDT by etcb
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To: lbryce

What this joker did was use the headline to get more of his Obama propaganda into the media stream.

He knows it will draw attention, as this topic is on the minds of so many.

But when you read it, you see the method. Slamming Bush, McCain, Sarah Palin, Republicans, Tea Party, Conservatives...ANYONE who doesn’t kowtow to Obama worship.

He acknowledges the problem for Obama, but in reality he’s saying IT’S EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAS THE PROBLEM, NOT OBAMA.

Good grief.


25 posted on 06/19/2010 8:12:49 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck -)
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To: lbryce

“It’s just a matter of Time(s)”


26 posted on 06/19/2010 8:12:49 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: no dems

Very good. I think he’s pulling an OJ hitting the games and the golf course looking for the real spillers.


27 posted on 06/19/2010 8:13:27 AM PDT by hometoroost (Obama is pulling an OJ he's at the ball games and on the golf course looking for the real spillers)
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To: going hot

28 posted on 06/19/2010 8:13:36 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: lbryce
He’s the emotionally maimed type who lights up when he’s stroked and adored but shuts down in the face of acrimony. Other people’s anxieties are dismissed as irrational and unworthy of engagement or empathy.

Whoa! I'm surprised by the honesty of that assessment, and the fact that the NYT article is accompanied by a graph that shows O's precipitous drop in job approval.

29 posted on 06/19/2010 8:14:18 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: lbryce

Hey Charles...you blow!


30 posted on 06/19/2010 8:14:23 AM PDT by 23 Everest (Zero, Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance. Day 61)
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To: lbryce
and scared by a calculating John McCain who chose a feckless running mate

Does this guy choose his adjectives by randomly pulling them out of a bag?

31 posted on 06/19/2010 8:14:36 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: lbryce

More like a young marriage in which the wife realizes that she married a narcissistic abuser. A very common scenario, btw. In this case, the MSM is waking up to it’s victim status. Too bad they still love his ideology tho.

http://joytiz.com/2010/battered-meidas-cry-for-help/


32 posted on 06/19/2010 8:14:39 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: lbryce

Hey Charles...you blow!


33 posted on 06/19/2010 8:14:40 AM PDT by 23 Everest (Zero, Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance. Day 61)
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To: lbryce

Zero didn’t need BP’s permission to protect the coastline of the GOM...but did nothing!


34 posted on 06/19/2010 8:14:42 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: lbryce

“President Obama’s relationship with America, like many a young marriage, is growing sour.”

Like he cares. Is there still plenty of fuel in Air Force One? Plenty of $100.00 wagyu beef for his parties? Can he still spend a few hours on the links whenever he feels like it, and play pick up basketball in between?

Okay then. He’s good to go.


35 posted on 06/19/2010 8:15:11 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: lbryce

Charles usually BLOWS, but he is close to the truth this time.


36 posted on 06/19/2010 8:15:37 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: lbryce

Having only seen brief video clips of his Oval Office speech, I had the distinct impression that BO is actually shrinking before our very eyes. The flags were tall and imposing, while he reminded one of a skinny middle-schooler sitting behind his father’s desk. Weird.


37 posted on 06/19/2010 8:15:58 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Past Your Eyes

Just like that.


38 posted on 06/19/2010 8:16:01 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: lbryce

“President Obama’s relationship with America” remains unchanged. He hates everything America stands for. The people of America are finally waking to that fact.


39 posted on 06/19/2010 8:16:01 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: lbryce

“President Obama’s relationship with America” remains unchanged. He hates everything America stands for. The people of America are finally waking to that fact.


40 posted on 06/19/2010 8:16:26 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: lbryce

Sarah Palin is hardly feckless.


41 posted on 06/19/2010 8:17:03 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: lbryce
there now exists a certain frustration and disillusionment — not necessarily in the execution of his duties, but in his inability to seize moments, chart a course and navigate the choppy waters of public opinion.

What a typically stupid effing opinion piece from the NY Times.

Obama's not doing anything wrong, the people are just failing to properly appreciate him. He simply underestimated how hard it would be to make the dumb masses understand his awesomeness.


42 posted on 06/19/2010 8:17:37 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: lbryce

But he wuz gonna pay all my bills and buy me a Lincoln town car, does this mean it ain’t gonna happen?


43 posted on 06/19/2010 8:17:38 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: choctaw man
Yes Charles is quite the little teabagger isn't he.
44 posted on 06/19/2010 8:17:45 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 60Gunner

Blow is trying to attain some credibility by showing that he too can be critical of the messiah but Blow is still an idiot. He says America needs to lower its expectations. I would remind the Blower that this is the same Barack Hussein Obama who in his acceptance speech promised to defeat poverty, disease and climate change. He as much as promised to wave a magic wand over the country and cure all ills. If expectations are too high it is the fault of the totally inexperienced and unqualified, even on a mere constitutional basis, long legged turkey who said that when he was nominated the planet began to heal and the seas stopped rising.

If Charles M. Blow had an ounce of brains to blow out he would drop the B from his last name and add a small e to the end. Charles M. Lowe would at least sound like someone who could possibly have a brain.


45 posted on 06/19/2010 8:18:08 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: bergmeid; lbryce; Yardstick

The appropriately named Blow and his far-left spew.


46 posted on 06/19/2010 8:20:40 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: lbryce
Blow, you have defined NPD:

“On the other side stands Obama — solid and sober, rooted in the belief that his way is the right way and in no need of alteration. He’s the emotionally maimed type who lights up when he’s stroked and adored but shuts down in the face of acrimony. Other people’s anxieties are dismissed as irrational and unworthy of engagement or empathy. He seems quite comfortable with this aspect of his personality, even if few others are, and shows little desire to change it. It’s the height of irony: the presumed transformative president is stymied by his own unwillingness to be transformed. He would rather sacrifice the relationship than be altered by it.”

47 posted on 06/19/2010 8:20:43 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: lbryce
They're just upset he hasn't been as slippery as Clinton in avoiding public scrutiny. If he had done everything just the same as he has, but his approval rating was still high among independents etc., the Obama disciples would still be every bit as happy with him as they were on election day.
48 posted on 06/19/2010 8:20:58 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: lbryce
Sorry, that honeymoon was over a long time ago it just took you morons longer to see what the idiot is up to..Don't think we are as stupid as the NYT or the democrats for that matter..

Now to make it believable why not call for impeachment of the Idiot..It would look very good on your head lines you would sell lots of papers..

49 posted on 06/19/2010 8:21:46 AM PDT by PLD (be)
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To: kittymyrib
Having only seen brief video clips of his Oval Office speech, I had the distinct impression that BO is actually shrinking before our very eyes. The flags were tall and imposing, while he reminded one of a skinny middle-schooler sitting behind his father’s desk. Weird.

It looked like his handlers were trying to make him look "presidential". That's an impossible task.

50 posted on 06/19/2010 8:21:50 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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