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Country Sick of Obama Job Act Acting Job
Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on 11/28/2011 5:46:19 AM PST by Kaslin

He wasn’t ready to be a US Senator and he wasn’t ready to be president either.

And because some Americans put White Guilt above common sense and thereby elected the most unready of candidates to the office of President of the United States, our economy is at a standstill.

But even more importantly, the country has, under Obama, once again lost a sense of its place and is questioning its historical mission of being the City on a Hill for the rest of the world.

Only 18 percent of Americans now believe that the country is on the right track, according to Rasmussen. The number has never been above 47 percent since Obama took office. The country reached it’s feel good moment at the six-month mark of the Democrat takeover of Congress, and it’s been downhill for Obama ever since. He now faces an 18 precent gap between those who strongly approve of his performance versus those who strongly disapprove according to Rasmussen.   

The last time the world was this demoralized, was the last time a Democrat president let things drift because he had no idea how to be president of the United States.  

Obama has been lately reprising that president’s “malaise” speech, calling Americans “lazy” and generally bemoaning the country’s lack of direction.

The guy who couldn’t find his way to Congress even if a cruise missile was strapped to his backside recently sympathized with the one-tenth percent of Americans whom Occupy Wall Street think they represent, saying, according to ABCNews: “A lot of the folks who’ve been down in New York and all across the country in the Occupy movement,” says Obama, “there is a profound sense of frustration, a profound sense of frustration about the fact that the essence of the American Dream… feels like it’s slipping away.”

Bravo, Mr. Obama. Terrific job acting like Occupy Wall Street has anything to do with the American Dream. Terrific job pretending like you even understand what the American Dream is about. Spoken like a true, leftist community organizer. 

If the American Dream is slipping away, though, the only replacement Obama has offered the country is the lush verbiage from the book Dreams from My Father, a mish-mash of circular logic, an American Oblomov, superfluous, inert and self-absorbed- the inverse actually of the American Dream.        

“Congress needs to pass the rest of my American Jobs Act,” said Obama, after Dems and the GOP passed modest legislation aimed at making it easier to hire veterans, “so that we can create jobs and put money in the pockets of the middle class.”

But Obama’s words belie the real trouble with him: He doesn’t really have a Jobs Act. He doesn’t have a budget, a foreign policy, an energy policy, an immigration policy. Instead he only acts like he has some of these.

He’s the incomplete genesis of a community organizer. 

But reading words on cue cards prepared by others isn’t a substitute for having a policy; it isn’t the same thing as being president of the United States.

Complicating things for Obama is the dilemma that is that he has never really decided in life who he really is.

“Thomas Aquinas once raised the issue of choosing between a proud man and a pusillanimous one,” writes William Manchester in Goodbye Darkness. “Take the proud one every time, he advised, because you will be sure that he will at least do something.”

Perhaps it’s time for someone to ask the relevant question: Does the life of a community organizer, which is necessarily a parochial endeavor, adequately prepare someone for the job of leading the nation?   

At least in the case of Obama, one would have to say no; not because of policy, not because of ideology, not because of point of view, but rather on account of inadequate preparation. When the history of the Obama administration is written, I predict, Americans will be appalled by the pusillanimity of the man once anointed the One. 

But that’s not all.  

Because, he not only lacks the skills, but he also lacks the conviction to be president of the United States.

A man with conviction would be either for or against Occupy Wall Street- or banks or illegal immigrants, etc- not both for and against them at the same time.

That’s what happens when a community organizer wars with the president of the United States, wholly in the person of himself.

It makes for great drama, great acting.

But it makes for the poorest possible history.      


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: communityorganizer

1 posted on 11/28/2011 5:46:25 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Re electing Obama would be like a fifth marriage - the triumph of hope over experience.


2 posted on 11/28/2011 5:49:27 AM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: Kaslin

Wouldn’t it be interesting to read a cross section of just who constitutes this powerful 18 percent of the population. There must be tens of millions more just wishing they had been right in 2008 but unwilling to admit their error.


3 posted on 11/28/2011 5:49:52 AM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, articulate, passionate, less baggage.)
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To: csmusaret

Only those with pea-sized brains would vote for 0-bama to reelect him


4 posted on 11/28/2011 5:54:24 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

0bama is as phony as those greek columns.

I guess he really s didn’t do all those things he said he would do ...cut the deficit in half (one of my fav’s), heal the planet, pay for my rent, get me free gas, etc.

The enormity of the stupidity shown by people who voted for him is truly astounding.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 5:55:05 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Kaslin

“Only those with pea-sized brains would vote for 0-bama to reelect him”

...there are plenty “pea sized brain” people to go around. They’re book smart. No common sense and no understanding of true history and economics. They can recite a line from Shakespeare. They can draw a beautiful portrait. They know good wines. They’ve never done an honest physical days work in their lives. Useless people.


6 posted on 11/28/2011 6:02:45 AM PST by albie
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To: Theodore R.

18% say 0bama’s doing a GREAT JOB...

(destroying the country)


7 posted on 11/28/2011 6:06:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: albie

Indeed


8 posted on 11/28/2011 6:08:06 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: albie

..there are plenty “pea sized brain” people to go around. They’re book smart. No common sense and no understanding of true history and economics. They can recite a line from Shakespeare. They can draw a beautiful portrait. They know good wines. They’ve never done an honest physical days work in their lives. Useless people.


And they are the same ones who want to tell us how to live our lives, run our business and use Agenda 21 to eliminate most of us so they can live in their Utopia.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 6:08:31 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: R0CK3T

Well 0bama is one of those who talks a lot, without saying anything, and only stupid people believed his promises


10 posted on 11/28/2011 6:15:24 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin; mickie; flaglady47
A Chicago "community organizer" is essentially a charming, glib street pimp, working the uneducated inhabitants of decaying neighborhoods for votes on behalf of the Democrat party or an ideological cause.

In Bam-Bam's case, it was both.

Sometimes, the street pimps soar to greater heights, leaving their sordid slum environments behind them forever as they become President of the United States.....or, as in the case of another glib street pimp, Al Sharpton, being granted a national TV talk show of one's own.

Leni

11 posted on 11/28/2011 6:15:30 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Kaslin

Well he was at 24 so he is making a comeback


12 posted on 11/28/2011 6:17:11 AM PST by uncbob
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To: Kaslin
Every old hockey player knows how the Mombasa MF plays the game.

He is the guy who can't skate all that well, can't take a hit, and just mooches about the goal waiting for a shot to come to him.

Good way for your team to never score. But the girls in the stands may think you are playing hockey.

13 posted on 11/28/2011 6:19:01 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure this eligibility stuff out?)
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To: Kaslin

Anything concerning President Barack Obama which does NOT begin with the underlying premise that Obama’s deliberate intentions are to bankrupt America and ruin the private sector free market capitalist American economy is WRONG.


14 posted on 11/28/2011 6:19:19 AM PST by reaganator
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To: albie

Precisely !


15 posted on 11/28/2011 6:29:03 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Kenny Bunk

I’ve heard hockey players talk about a guy like that “suck-holing at the blue line”
ie. all the glory, without any of the work.


16 posted on 11/28/2011 6:30:19 AM PST by Selective Fire (I am a troll under the Bridge to Nowhere)
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To: Theodore R.
just who constitutes this powerful 18 percent of the population.

Well, subtract out the 11% black racists, that leaves 7%.

Take out 2% homosexuals, that leaves 5%.

The remaining 5% would be Obama's family and other illegal aliens and criminals.

17 posted on 11/28/2011 6:37:53 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Kaslin

People are sick of hearing The Won reading “PASS THIS BILL, PASS THIS BILL, PASS THIS BILL” off his teleprompters.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 6:39:15 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Kaslin
The country reached it’s feel good moment

Did this guy actually write the above?
19 posted on 11/28/2011 6:51:37 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Theodore R.

I don’t believe that the “18%” are all stupid. Many of that group are among our smartest citizens regarding topics other than politics. They are in a predicament whereby they would have to admit that they have been wrong about virtually everything political since the dawn of the Twentieth Century. Their vanity (or hubris) will not permit such soul-searching.


20 posted on 11/28/2011 6:54:17 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: uncbob

i still see 2012 obama bumper stickers on cars.


21 posted on 11/28/2011 6:59:23 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Kaslin
Perhaps it’s time for someone to ask the relevant question: Does the life of a community organizer, which is necessarily a parochial endeavor, adequately prepare someone for the job of leading the nation?

No, that time passed in November '08.

22 posted on 11/28/2011 7:07:42 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: aruanan
Why did you stop at this, and not post the entire sentence which was:

The country reached it’s feel good moment at the six-month mark of the Democrat takeover of Congress, and it’s been downhill for Obama ever since.

23 posted on 11/28/2011 7:18:23 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I think the point was “it’s feel good moment” vs. the correct “its”.


24 posted on 11/28/2011 7:52:26 AM PST by Montanabound
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To: Kaslin; All

“Hope and Change” was an aphrodesiac for the the gullible and misguided among us...the afterglow is nothing short of a depression.


25 posted on 11/28/2011 7:53:56 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Inwoodian

You would be surprised. During Thanksgiving dinner I had some lefties I just met say that the country was being racist against zero. My reply was if he was a CEO of a mjor company he would have been fired after his first two years. They had no comeback for that one.


26 posted on 11/28/2011 8:23:26 AM PST by USAF80
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To: Kaslin

Senator?
President?
Hell, I don’t think this punk could clean a restroom to standards.


27 posted on 11/28/2011 9:39:56 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy is just a quota boy)
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To: Kaslin

What an excellent article. This could be sent to GOP chairs in all 50 states for stats and good common sense./


28 posted on 11/28/2011 1:24:04 PM PST by phillyfanatic
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To: television is just wrong
i still see 2012 obama bumper stickers on cars.

I see them on cars I can't afford to drive.

29 posted on 11/28/2011 2:17:19 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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