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Who is Obama? Now we know. (VERY DEEP -- watch your step)
Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2011 | E. J. Dionne, Jr.

Posted on 05/05/2011 2:52:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Barack Obama is not the man many Americans thought he was. This sudden realization has transformed American politics.

The sheer audacity of the successful operation against Osama bin Laden has forced Obama’s friends and foes alike to reassess what they make of a chief executive who defies easy categorization and reveals less about himself than politicians are typically drawn to do.

Obama is hard to understand because he is many things and not just one thing. He has now proved that he can be bold at an operational level, even as he remains cautious at a philosophical level. His proclivity to gather facts and weigh alternatives does not lead automatically, in the venerable phrase, to the paralysis of analysis. It can also end in daring action tempered by prudence — for example, making sure that additional helicopters were available to our Navy SEALs.

The president’s rhetoric has often emphasized caring, compassion and community, the language one expects from a moderately liberal politician. Yet as one of his close aides told me long ago, there is inside a very cool, tough, even hard man. Obama is not reluctant to use American military power.....

...Obama’s conceptual complexity means that he rejects the idea that there are just two alternatives: the United States as the world’s sole superpower or an America slinking off into weakness and irrelevance. Binary choices are not for him....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: binladen; gay4obama; kneepadalert; mancrush4obama; obama; seals; thrilluphisleg; wot
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1 posted on 05/05/2011 2:52:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Another point of view:

http://grendelreport.posterous.com/obama-overruled


2 posted on 05/05/2011 2:53:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve always known who Obama is. A lying sack of crap that is destroying America


3 posted on 05/05/2011 2:55:39 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WOW EJ is gong to needs the jaws of life to pry his nose out of obamas ass!


4 posted on 05/05/2011 2:57:19 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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5 posted on 05/05/2011 2:58:19 AM PDT by shibumi (Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s embarrassing to read other peoples’ love letters. At least, it should be.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 2:58:39 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

7 posted on 05/05/2011 3:01:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
E.J. is sharing knee pads with Maureen Dowd. Both are verbally servicing Obama with unrestrained gusto. Just like he owns the economy, Obama now owns the WOT. Let's see if he can stop the blowback... (no pun intended)
8 posted on 05/05/2011 3:02:51 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Are you kidding me? Another Valarie Jarret wanna be. Its amazing how the town idiot can be revealed as Einstein to some
9 posted on 05/05/2011 3:04:46 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does EJ spit and then rinse afterwards?


10 posted on 05/05/2011 3:05:25 AM PDT by linn37
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To: shibumi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAlrSRVdKZY

“We going to spread happiness, we’re going to spread freedom, Obama’s goin change em, Obama’s goin lead em, we’re going to change it, we’re going to rearrange it....we’re going to change the world. Obama’s going to lead us...... sing with all your heart....sing for joy and sing abundantly....lifing our hearts to sing.....yes we can, can, can, yes we can, can, can, yes we can!!!....” (w/ flute, drum and piano)


11 posted on 05/05/2011 3:10:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SECURE AMERICA

1) The WAPO is a sorry resource for valid news, but it’s worthwhile (I guess) to see what the far left is peddling.

2) This Dionne Jr. guy has never written a piece that includes honesty and factual information. What an ass.

Obama didn’t have the forethought to send in extra choppers. He didn’t plan the mission and nothing reported thus far has stated there were extra helicopters.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 3:11:45 AM PDT by octex
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The sheer audacity of the successful operation against Osama bin Laden has forced Obama’s friends and foes alike to reassess what they make of a chief executive who defies easy categorization and reveals less about himself than politicians are typically drawn to do.

For a few fleeting moments, people thought that Obama got it right! Certainly, with Obama's order, our special forces have taken out Osama.

But as more and more information and contradictions are brought forth, we can see that this administration continues to lack competence at the top. A 16 hour wait for permission to proceed is not evidence of a decisive President. Voting "present" in his previous senatorial role is not evidence of decisiveness. We have a junior college professor on "training wheels" as our President, IMO.

13 posted on 05/05/2011 3:13:51 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL! Being There/Chauncey Gardiner syndrome


14 posted on 05/05/2011 3:15:45 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
His congitive dissonance comes from the fact that Obama, the great black hope for white liberals, is just another war mongering, blood lusting Caesar in a long line (FDR, JFK, Clinton). There is nothing wrong, of course, with killing our enemies. What is wrong is cynically saying one thing while doing another. All of Obama's peacenik phraseology is lies, all of it. But Obama will also lie about making war, like supporting our enemies in Libya.

E.J. Dionne is a liberal idiot, but now well past the point of insanity.

15 posted on 05/05/2011 3:16:36 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There's NO "ENIGMA" ... to Barack Hussein Obama II.

You want to know WHO Obama IS?

The DemocratsNational Socialists, and FASCIST Obama are DOING IT ON PURPOSE!!!!




Here's the mind of Fascist Obama, from another poster LomanBill.


So you see, FASCIST Obama is currently on stage III of their plan "bring the country to the verge of crisis".

Don't you see it?

Wasn't it Thomas Jefferson who wrote

And then again when he wrote


16 posted on 05/05/2011 3:19:14 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s just so GUTSY!

Or that’s the word I heard 20 times in the MSM . But, no, there’s no collusion.


17 posted on 05/05/2011 3:19:14 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Yehuda; Jeremiah Jr; null and void; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; dead
Whoah, E. J. Dionne, Jr. licks more than mere boots. Absolutely amazing that this sicko-faint hasn't autoerotically asphyxiated himself on his own tongue!
18 posted on 05/05/2011 3:24:19 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In the words of Kurtz..”The horror, the horror..”

A gruesome photo of UBL dead.. oh wait that’s BHO, my bad.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 3:26:13 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There are still people who will eat this tripe up with a fork and spoon, but not nearly as many as there used to be.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 3:26:29 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

obama lies, even when the truth is the clearest and most simple answer he lies about it.

And I bet the Moslem world doesn’t believe OBL is dead either, Obama is using Taquya (sp?) against Islam itself, he is totally afraid they think he ordered the death of OBL.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 3:29:31 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I nearly became physically ill reading this drivel. E.J.’s knees must be rubbed raw, his blue dress soiled and shredded.


22 posted on 05/05/2011 3:34:35 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2012 come quickly...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Can’t you just see the rage in his eyes...the indignation of being “overruled” and then “left out in the cold” while all this was going down...only to be brought into it as an “after-thought.” Shoot! Even ol’ Joe B. knew and was in on a lot more than this little man knew/was. How befitting such a little boy.


23 posted on 05/05/2011 3:45:25 AM PDT by Mean Maryjean
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There is a guy camped over at the comments section for this article named “Steamboater” ... I think it’s EJ Dionne, Obama Butt sniffer extraordinaire. He is rebutting almost every post.


24 posted on 05/05/2011 3:55:21 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Bluebird Singing
LOL! Being There/Chauncey Gardiner syndrome

Obama likes to watch.

25 posted on 05/05/2011 3:58:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This read like a piece from The Onion. E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a total putz.


26 posted on 05/05/2011 4:00:23 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

About par for Ding-Dong Dionne Jr.


27 posted on 05/05/2011 4:02:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Oh, good God!

Obama merely approved an operation that had been in the works for years. A child could have made the final decision to kill OBL. It was a no-brainer that only a wishy-washy Liberal would find difficult. This was no great feat of leadership.

Even a blind hog occasionally finds an acorn.

28 posted on 05/05/2011 4:03:46 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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He (ahem) gargles.


29 posted on 05/05/2011 4:05:22 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rudolf Hess, while a student at the University of Munich, wrote a prize-winning essay answering the question: “What Kind of a Man Will Lead Germany Back to Her Previous Heights?” When he met Adolph Hitler in 1920, he realized the similarities between what he had written and the man Hitler.

THE ESSAY OUTLINED THE FOLLOWING:
First and foremost, the leader had to be a man of the people, a man whose roots were deeply embedded in the masses so that he would know how to relate to them psychologically. Only such a man could gain the trust of the people, but, this was only to be his “public” image.
Second, in reality such a man should have nothing in common with the masses; for when the need arose, he should not flinch from bloodshed. Great questions are always decided by “blood and iron.” The “public” image must be kept separate from the actual performance.

Third, he had to be a man who was willing to trample on his closest friends to achieve his goals. He must be a man of extreme hardness and as the occasions arise, he must crush people with the heel of his boots.

Hitler was taken by the essay and was very impressed with Hess a man who had such uncanny insight and vowed he would be that man. He would give the appearance of being one of the masses, but in reality he would be quite another. When brutality was called for, he could act with force and decisiveness. He would do what the individuals among the masses could not. He would not flinch from cruelty. “The German people must be misled if the support of the masses is required,” he mused.

Little wonder Hitler and Hess became close friends.
Privately Hitler prepared for war; publicly he gave speeches about his desire for peace. Privately he enjoyed pornography; publicly he insisted on right conduct, no swearing, no off-color jokes in his presence. At times he could be charming and forgiving; most other times he was monstrously cruel, as when he insisted that those who conspired against him be “hung on a meat hook and slowly strangled to death with piano wire, the pressure being periodically released to intensify the death agonies.” Privately (and sometimes publicly) he prided himself in his honesty, yet often he reveled in his ability to deceive.
Hitler engineered the atrocities of “the final solution.” He was a man of many of contradictions. He saved dried bread to feed squirrels and birds and just months after coming to power signed three pieces of legislation to protect animals; yet he worked himself into a frenzy of delight over the pictures of great capitals in Europe in flames.
He could weep with tenderness when talking to children and rejoice over the completion of another concentration camp. Compassionate and even generous with family and friends, he would become filled with vindictive rage at anyone-including close friends-who stood in the way of his agenda. He could be charming or brutal, generous or savage.
Hitler’s dictatorship enjoyed such wide support of the people. Perhaps never in history was a dicta¬tor so well liked. He had the rare gift of motivating a nation to want to follow him.

Does this remind you of anyone???


30 posted on 05/05/2011 4:08:16 AM PDT by PORD (People Of Right & Duty!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I sure hope he had a secret deal with the Pakistanis. Otherwise, a guy who has the “audacity” to invade a nuclear power on a military mission, may be demonstrating the wrong kind of verve.


31 posted on 05/05/2011 4:11:26 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: I still care
He’s just so GUTSY!
Or that’s the word I heard 20 times in the MSM . But, no, there’s no collusion.
"People of the same trade seldom meet together even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or some contrivance to raise prices." - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
What do you think the Associated Press is?

32 posted on 05/05/2011 4:12:03 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: hattend

Thanks. I’ll check it out.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 4:16:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: linn37

No, he just opens his mouth and gives it to Dana Milbank


34 posted on 05/05/2011 4:17:32 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
E. J. Dionne, Jr.

That's as far as I got, although the DEEP comment in the masthead gave me pause.

35 posted on 05/05/2011 4:19:39 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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He had the rare gift of motivating a nation to want to follow him.

Does this remind you of anyone???

No one I can think of ...

36 posted on 05/05/2011 4:25:04 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: sbMKE

I wonder where his “gutsy” will go next?

Disney Land?

The golf course?

For a shaved ice?


37 posted on 05/05/2011 4:31:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s hard to figure out who is the most delusional scumbag in the media but this guy deserves at least honorable mention.


38 posted on 05/05/2011 4:31:29 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Dionne never disappoints.


39 posted on 05/05/2011 4:32:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SECURE AMERICA

EJ Dionne has to have one of the lowest IQ’s of any national “journalist” working today.


40 posted on 05/05/2011 4:38:28 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"It can also end in daring action tempered by prudence — for example, making sure that additional helicopters were available to our Navy SEALs."

The special ops guys are so fortunate Obama's got their backs. I bet their code name for BO is 'Guardian Angel'. \sarc

41 posted on 05/05/2011 4:42:08 AM PDT by Hatteras
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Who is nobama?

nobama hates you, hates your children, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer.

Everything nobama does is intentional.


42 posted on 05/05/2011 4:46:10 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I sure hope he had a secret deal with the Pakistanis. Otherwise, a guy who has the “audacity” to invade a nuclear power on a military mission, may be demonstrating the wrong kind of verve.


43 posted on 05/05/2011 4:46:57 AM PDT by sbMKE
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It's all about being a black brother... racers all... black before GOD or Country huh ej?

LLS

44 posted on 05/05/2011 4:47:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: BluH2o

That is the one area he did not know how to seize. He used vinegar (running down the USA) not honey to achieve his goal, it did not work with most.


45 posted on 05/05/2011 4:55:37 AM PDT by PORD (People Of Right & Duty!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Living in the Washington area I stopped along time ago reading anything this hack put out.

I like the version on the link you provided. That seems to be based more in reality!


46 posted on 05/05/2011 4:58:07 AM PDT by zavvone
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Jeeez. I wonder if he found any polyps up there.


47 posted on 05/05/2011 5:13:38 AM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: shibumi

Anybody have a puke meter?


48 posted on 05/05/2011 5:18:31 AM PDT by Roklok
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How can we know who obama is? HE doesn't even know who his real father is. He's got no birth certificate.

I'd almost bet he was conceived at a drunken orgy somewhere during his mother's doper years.

49 posted on 05/05/2011 5:22:52 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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50 posted on 05/05/2011 5:23:14 AM PDT by shibumi (Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way)
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