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Morning Joe: Obama Believes 'America Is Not Commensurate With His Gifts'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/12/2011 4:50:58 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Morning Joe remains the home of the overwhelming ratio of liberal to conservative guests. Even so, in recent weeks a narrative unflattering to Barack Obama has emerged around the table: Obama doesn't like his job. He doesn't particularly like people and is in the wrong line of work.

An even more damning appraisal was offered today: Obama doesn't think he has failed America. He thinks America has failed him. Or as Jon Meacham encapsulated the concept, Obama believes "the country is not commensurate with his gifts."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; americafailingobama; barackobama; joescarborough; jonmeacham; kingofthedeficit; notaxes4ge; obamagifts

1 posted on 12/12/2011 4:51:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Surprising criticism on Morning Joe: Obama doesn’t think he’s failed America. He thinks America has failed him. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/12/2011 4:52:37 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Other than an overwheliming ability to self-aggrandize, what “gifts” might those be?


3 posted on 12/12/2011 4:55:05 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Other than the overwhelming willingness and constant need to self-aggrandize, what “gifts” might those be?
4 posted on 12/12/2011 4:56:10 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama believes "the country is not commensurate with his gifts."

A country commensurate with his "gifts" would be Zimbabwe or Haiti.
5 posted on 12/12/2011 4:59:27 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Common Sense 101

What gifts? All I see is a lazy guy with an over inflated ego who has a HUGE chip on his shoulder, that lies every time he opens his mouth.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 5:01:04 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ah yes, the gift the keeps on taking.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 5:02:34 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

sfl


8 posted on 12/12/2011 5:03:10 AM PST by phockthis
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To: Common Sense 101

yes, i am waiting for the great intellect to show up. we know his powers of persuasion have dissipated, even on his side of the aisle. and as for the vision thing, seems like the old leftie vision to me.


9 posted on 12/12/2011 5:03:17 AM PST by avital2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Criticism it may be, but the overall tone of the discussion was one of reverent appeasement. They have yet to cross the line into reality: that he is an incompetent President and they made a mistake in voting for him.


10 posted on 12/12/2011 5:03:29 AM PST by csense
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Can’t stand to hear the marxist speaking so...

What exactly did mullah obama say?

Thanks so much for your work - God Bless you!


11 posted on 12/12/2011 5:03:36 AM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: Common Sense 101

what “gifts” might those be?

I should risk it all for a possible banishment?

Comments self censored.


12 posted on 12/12/2011 5:03:36 AM PST by wita
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To: CincyRichieRich

LOL. I will be using that!


13 posted on 12/12/2011 5:04:09 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: A. Morgan

Obama is only the messenger - the teleprompter lies.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 5:05:20 AM PST by monocle
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To: CincyRichieRich

If we don’t get rid of this disaster, regardless of who the gop nominee is, we are in deep deep deep crappola.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 5:06:21 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, he IS a Leo.


16 posted on 12/12/2011 5:11:58 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Surprising criticism on Morning Joe: Obama doesn’t think he’s failed America. He thinks America has failed him.

Proof that even a broken calendar is right every 28 years.

17 posted on 12/12/2011 5:12:01 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
In his final days Hitler often said that Germany was unworthy of his greatness. As The Third Reich burned he said that since the German people failed to live up to his expectations they deserved to be annihilated.

Fascist minds think alike.

18 posted on 12/12/2011 5:12:31 AM PST by Happy Rain ("The Founders obviously anticipated Obama when they crafted the 2nd Amendment.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wow.

“Morning Joe” finally realizes our president is a malignant narcissist...

...and it only took them 4 years or so...


19 posted on 12/12/2011 5:14:56 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: monocle

The TOTUS as failed the POTUS?


20 posted on 12/12/2011 5:16:34 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Obama doesn't like his job."

If this is true, it's only because he wants to be an Emperor instead of a mere President who has to explain himself to Senators and Congressmen.

21 posted on 12/12/2011 5:19:12 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The Tyrant's gifts saliently DO NOT include 'documentation'.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 5:24:33 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He isn’t nearly good enough for America.


23 posted on 12/12/2011 5:32:53 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
He's great! gushes Don Imus

This just in from the Imus show..

Geraldo Rivera takes on conservative talk radio. Watch out Rush, Sean, Mark, Mike here comes another Air America!

Geraldo gets the 10:00AM to noon on WABC radio.. hundreds of stations across America to follow shortly.

I'll give American what we're not hearing now, says Rivera. Not going to be the same ol' talking points.

Nytimese, Latimese, liberals, progressives excited: with Air America and now Geraldo, we win!

Wot? Air America is down to just two stations? Both home-based neighborhood broadcasts?

24 posted on 12/12/2011 5:33:48 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He can always go back HOME to Kenya. I hope the screen door doesn’t hit him in the a%$ on the way out!!


25 posted on 12/12/2011 5:37:12 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: aruanan
"A country commensurate with his "gifts" would be Zimbabwe or Haiti. "/i>

Only if he would be a penniless peasant there. He has no other gifts.

26 posted on 12/12/2011 5:38:05 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama is just the tip of the iceberg.

Nearly all of the bureaucratic appointees, many in congress and the senate,the media and of course all of academia share this same outlook on America:

WE-average Americans—are not enlightened enough to understand their complex ideals and our failure is the primary reason why this nation is failing.

The elite are NEVER at fault.


27 posted on 12/12/2011 5:39:07 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It is clear that America is not commensurate with what 0bama has to give; 0bama’s tool is too small for the Grand Canyon that is America.


28 posted on 12/12/2011 5:41:08 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Think how hard it is for tens of millions (those who voted for Obama) of Americans (who think of themselves as smart & savvy) to admit that they totally missed the obvious, were scammed by a know-nothing punk, and were seduced by a Chicagoland punk who has NEVER accomplished anything.

How many times have you heard anyone say "Boy, was I stupid!"?

29 posted on 12/12/2011 5:51:40 AM PST by Thom Pain (OMG ABO USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
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To: Notwithstanding

If he shot scratch, I might say, wow, we have someone special here. But he shoots in the 90’s and I am willing to bet that is from the ladies tees.


30 posted on 12/12/2011 5:52:14 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: Thom Pain
Think how hard it is for tens of millions (those who voted for Obama) of Americans (who think of themselves as smart & savvy) to admit that they totally missed the obvious, were scammed by a know-nothing punk...

The black Elmer Gantry of politics.

31 posted on 12/12/2011 5:55:18 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I was referring to his anatomy... It was a size joke.


32 posted on 12/12/2011 5:56:06 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He finds our Constitution inconvenient because he is a tyrant at heart.


33 posted on 12/12/2011 6:10:33 AM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Since Obama’s ‘gifts’ are mostly megalomania, a messiah complex and teleprompter reading, it’s unlikely any nation, or anything can measure up.


34 posted on 12/12/2011 6:15:38 AM PST by Will88
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
At risk of violating Goodwin's law, the last time I heard logic like that was from a bunker under Berlin in April 1945.
35 posted on 12/12/2011 6:31:55 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: A. Morgan
Photobucket Hey Obama.... Get your damn feet off the peoples furniture!
36 posted on 12/12/2011 6:35:34 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Thom Pain

My mom at least was willing to do public penance for having voted for Clinton


37 posted on 12/12/2011 6:37:16 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This kind of reminds me of the Clinton days when the press would say that about Billy. That we didn’t understand how lucky we were to have him as President.


38 posted on 12/12/2011 6:38:51 AM PST by mk2000
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To: mk2000
Oooooooo....I feel so lucky to be alive during his magnificent presence. Lucky me! His aura blinds me...
39 posted on 12/12/2011 6:50:38 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Classic narcissism.


40 posted on 12/12/2011 8:15:04 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Thom Pain
How many times have you heard anyone say "Boy, was I stupid!"?

That's a great point.
The Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms from coast to coast (ABCNBCCBSNewYorkTimesWashingtonPostetc.) will have their hands full during the next year trying to puff up their Marxist weasel for re-election, and a large part of the effort will focus on convincing people that Ubama did "better than expected, given the economic disaster he was left with".

41 posted on 12/12/2011 8:32:32 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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