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Posted on 07/13/2012 2:45:34 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama: Biggest mistake too much perspiration, not enough inspiration By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket 11 hrs ago
Call it "too much substance, not enough style?" President Barack Obama says his biggest mistake since getting to the White House three and a half years ago has been his tendency to tackle the job as national policy wonk rather than the inspiring figure he cut in the 2008 campaign.
"When I think about what we've done well and what we haven't done well," the president told CBS television in an interview, "the mistake of my first term - couple of years - was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right."
"And that's important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times," Obama said in an excerpt of the exchange with Charlie Rose.
Presidents politicians in general tend to sidestep questions about their biggest mistake in office, though they sometimes stumble spectacularly over them (as George W. Bush did in April 2004), or offer up a self-serving answer that might be lampooned as "I just love America too much." Obama seems to be saying that, dagnabbit, he just took the job too gosh-darn seriously. Republicans wasted little time in mocking the answer. Republican National Committee spokesman Tim Miller tweeted "I'd go w/ utter economic failure."
And Mitt Romney hit out hard at Obama: "Being president is not about telling stories."
"Being president is about leading, and President Obama has failed to lead. No wonder Americans are losing faith in his presidency," Romney said in a statement.
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“too much substance, not enough style?”
You’re spot on. This is classic narcissism.
Too much retardation, not enough resignation.
Yeah....but he is a duffer at golf and a duffer on American exceptionalism and its economy.
Consider the following exchange between Obambi and his Caddy......
Obambi...."Wow ...did you see my power stroke....I exploded the ball"
Caddy...."Mr President Sir.....you teed up on an addled duck egg."
Obambi..." I created or saved millions of jobs"
The market...."USA looses top credit rating"
The 15% unemployed/not working...."what planet are you from...?
So he’s claiming he worked too hard?
“And that’s important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times,”
. . . the nature of this office . . . maybe if he tried being a President instead of a dictator fundamentally transforming the United States of America, he wouldn’t have to tell us a “story” (lies) for us to “have a sense” of unity, purpose, and optimism.
FWIW, it was Thomas Edison the master inventor who said “Genius is two per cent inspiration and ninety-eight percent perspiration.”
Neither of which applies in this case.
He’s incompetent and lazy. His only skill is reading someone else’s words off of a teleprompter.
Well, the headline would seem to imply that. But, that’s laughable on the face of it and even his sycophant supporters know that. Not sure who they’re trying to convince.
A REAL reporter might have remembered during the Health Care debate when he was AWOL, during the Scott Walker Recall when he was AWOL, and maybe noted his Excellent Golf Adventure.
“Creative Myopia Narcissism” - devising world views that match one’s own narcissistic view regardless of irrationality of the created view.
The way I remember that old saying about success is 5% inspiration, 95% perspiration. Did I get it wrong?
Policy wonking is the last thing he's been doing. Puffery (there's your story-telling), golfing, and vacations are all ahead of wonking in his planner.