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Obama the Unseemly: A more aggressive press corps might have motivated him to preserve his dignity
The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 27, 2012 | James Taranto

Posted on 04/29/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

There's been a lot of talk of late about how "cool" Barack Obama supposedly is. But people are starting to notice the man has no class.

"Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing 'staycations' because they can't afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family's 17 lavish vacations around the world and don't want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas' holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters," reports the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard.

A group of Republican pollsters conducted focus groups of swing-state swing voters, mostly Democrats and independents, and John McLaughlin "handled blue collar and Catholic voters" in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. He found that they tend to think Mitt Romney is "too rich," but "there is a start of resentment of the government." In Bedard's words, "voters were also lumping in the president's vacation spending in with the General Services Administration's Las Vegas scandal and federal spending for those who aren't looking for work."

Obama is also notorious for his golf outings. Blogress Ann Althouse, another swing voter (she has admitted supporting Obama in 2008), notes that George W. Bush was "savaged" for going golfing "when Americans were fighting and dying." Michael Moore made hay of it in his 2004 agitprop film "Fahrenheit 9/11," notwithstanding that Bush had given up golf in 2003 on the ground that it was unseemly: "I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong message." Althouse opens her post with a story about the latest casualties in Afghanistan...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; romney; studentloans

1 posted on 04/29/2012 5:17:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...people are starting to notice the man has no class."

Starting to notice?

2 posted on 04/29/2012 5:24:03 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He never had class.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 5:26:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Class is not something you can buy.

You get class from your parents, the way they trained you taught you etiquette, taught you how gentlemen and ladies acted and insisted you act in this manner.

It doesn’t take rich’s to have class, it is a part of your life your speech, your actions

How could Obama have class, coming fom a broken family of drunks, communists, whoand hanging around with others of the same ilk.Much of it is attitude and respect for others.
Obama has a bad attitude and no respect for anything./


4 posted on 04/29/2012 5:28:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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People notice that Obama has no class:

How about Flushing toilet jokes at dinner?

"President Obama‘s presentation started with a little sketch that poked fun at his recent ’hot mic‘ episode with Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev by having the audience believe that we were listening to the leader of the free world complaining about having to be at this dinner, while sitting on a toilet. That portion ended with a flush and Obama craving a cigarette." http://www.theblaze.com/stories/president-obama-opened-correspondents-dinner-with-a-toilet-flush-really/

Or how about Dog Poop Jokes:

"Answering questions Friday from youngsters at an elementary school, Obama described going for nighttime walks with first dog Bo on the White House South Lawn. He says that’s fun. But, Obama says, “Sometimes I have to scoop up his poop, because I don’t want to just leave it in the lawn!”

The response from the kids: “Eeeewww!” http://wonkette.com/432850/children-disgusted-by-president-obamas-poop-jokes

5 posted on 04/29/2012 5:29:04 PM PDT by garjog
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“Answering questions Friday from youngsters at an elementary school, Obama described going for nighttime walks with first dog Bo on the White House South Lawn. He says that’s fun. But, Obama says, “Sometimes I have to scoop up his poop, because I have to have something to throw at republicans!”


6 posted on 04/29/2012 5:33:45 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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When dealing with the Obamas, talk about dog poop and toilets just seems to come naturally.
7 posted on 04/29/2012 5:40:08 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our Marxist President with his radical agenda foreign to our heritage has his finger on the nuclear trigger. His paternity and citizenship are suspect. He takes great pains to hide his background from us. He was educated by Muslims, Communists, and at Harvard. He emerged into the public eye from the cesspool of Chicago politics. As a “community organizer”, he got folks on the dole and squandered taxpayer money in a failed attempt to subvert public schools to an ideological agenda. He attended a Chicago church whose hate-America Pastor is a foul-mouthed servant of Satan. He is close friends with known terrorists. He admires and bows before oil potentates and tin-pot dictators. (We have pictures.) He treats America’s traditional allies with contempt. He hates Jews, Israel, America, and Whitey. He lies so easily and so often it is troubling. Based on his past & current associations, Barack
Obama would never even qualify for a DOD Security Clearance; now he is Commander in Chief and fecklessly taking steps to disarm us in the sight of our enemies. Does that make you feel safe at night? Fellow Patriots, Barack Obama is a danger to your Life, Liberty, and Property and a disgrace to American ideals! Barack Obama deserves only our scorn and contempt, certainly not our vote. We can’t be rid of this dork fast enough.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 5:40:42 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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You spelled dork wrong, see now you’ve got me doing it.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 5:44:44 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: garjog

Wow! Did he really say that? What an idiot.

Not only is he crude and dumb, however, but he is without a doubt the most egocentric individual ever to wind up in the WH.

All politicians have major egos, or they wouldn’t be politicians, but Obama thinks everything in the universe, no matter how great or how trivial, is about him.

I hope he finds out the hard way that it’s not.


10 posted on 04/29/2012 5:47:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But people are starting to notice the man has no class.

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I suppose that is coming from a culture that demonstrates less and LESS class...


11 posted on 04/29/2012 5:51:37 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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The commercial writes itself: Showing the hope and change of high unemployment, funneling of stimulus money to projects like Solyndra, and the Obamas/GSA having a good old time on the taxpayer's dollar.
Can America afford 4 more years of this?
12 posted on 04/29/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: garjog

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/president-obama-opened-correspondents-dinner-with-a-toilet-flush-really/

Moochelle - bad choice of dress. Behind the flowers, she looks naked.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama the Unseemly: A more aggressive press corps might have motivated him to preserve his dignity

Stupid headline; stupid story.
To "preserve" dignity, it must first exist.

I visualize the "Jeffersons," of TV fame as suddenly finding themselves in the White House, and looting the treasury at will.

Trailer trash comes in all colors.

14 posted on 04/29/2012 6:11:54 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: tet68

How incredibly undignified for the president to be telling this to school children!


15 posted on 04/29/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can anyone remember when there was respect for office and something called decorum??


16 posted on 04/29/2012 6:14:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Publius6961
At least George Jefferson earned his money from the willing and satisfied customers of his dry cleaning chain. What productive thing has Mr. Obama ever done? What has he produced?
17 posted on 04/29/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: GeronL


18 posted on 04/29/2012 6:22:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The parallels between President Comancho and 0baMao are more obvious every day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zAAASsuyk


19 posted on 04/29/2012 6:23:05 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: garjog

Gross! As if I needed more evidence of his boorishness....


20 posted on 04/29/2012 6:27:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least George Jefferson earned his money from the willing and satisfied customers of his dry cleaning chain. What productive thing has Mr. Obama ever done? What has he produced?

George earned his money. He was an irritating man--but his wife Louise I remember as a good, decent woman.

Class isn't about money. You were raised right, and have it, or you were raised to be a pig, and you will never have it, no matter how much cash comes your way.

I've known all sorts of trashy people.

I've also known some classy, refined, elegant black Americans who were raised right and make the Obamas look like the hopelessly inept nouveau riche that they are.
21 posted on 04/29/2012 7:18:14 PM PDT by Nepeta
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22 posted on 04/29/2012 7:20:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL

Well, I wish that the pubbies would lay off the Pres during this one event. It can be pretty funny (we really need a break from the bad news), and it will be our guy up at the podium soon. And, there is more than enough material to criticize already.


23 posted on 04/29/2012 8:51:40 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A demon has no dignity..


24 posted on 04/29/2012 11:16:50 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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Boy, I sure do!


25 posted on 04/30/2012 3:16:52 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The leftmedia's been kissing Obama's butt since he was a nobody in the Senate. What makes anyone think they'll change their minds now?
26 posted on 04/30/2012 6:45:12 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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