Skip to comments.Democrats Air Frustrations with Obama 'Cockiness'
Posted on 09/03/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT by Justaham
President Obama's competitive, boastful nature and condescending advice rubs even loyal Democrats the wrong way, a new profile alleges.
The New York Times' Jodi Kantor airs complaints from "loyal" Obama associates -- not as a buried lede but explicitly in her introduction:
He has mentioned more than once in recent weeks that he cooks a really mean chili. He has impressive musical pitch, he told an Iowa audience. He is a surprisingly good pool player, he informed an interviewer not to mention (though he does) a doodler of unusual skill.
The article reports Obama's associates characterize this bluster and political zeal as "cockiness." Further, Washington Democrats say he is all too eager to offer unsolicited advice -- on handshakes, writing, and parenting, among other topics.
For those activities at which he feels inadequate, Obama reportedly dedicates considerable time to practice, no matter how trivial the pastime:
He has played golf 104 times since becoming president, according to Mark Knoller of CBS News, who monitors his outings, and he asks superior players for tips that have helped lower his scores. He decompresses with card games on Air Force One, but players who do not concentrate risk a reprimand (Youre not playing, youre just gambling, he once told Arun Chaudhary, his former videographer).
His idea of birthday relaxation is competing in an Olympic-style athletic tournament with friends, keeping close score. The 2009 version ended with a bowling event. Guess who won, despite his history of embarrassingly low scores? The president, it turned out, had been practicing in the White House alley.
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"He is everywhere and yet nowhere. He constantly wants our attention, but has nothing to tell us. There is a real physical Barack Hussein Obama walking about somewhere, but there needn't be. He would be just as real, if he didn't exist. If he were nothing more than a poster, a logo, a few books, some computer graphics and a slogan. He would be no less real, because he isn't real. He's a brand."
” Confucius say: _resident with hand in pocket feel cocky all day.”?
Kim Il Obama triumphs again!
Bowling at the WH alley, watching ESPN, filling out his college BBall brackets, campaigning....
When does he have time for family and focusing on jobs???
Wait. Let me rephrase
Confucius say: _resident with hand in AMERICA’s pocket feel cocky all day.?
We didn’t build that — him or his candidacy. Zero is a Demwit problem.
He’s compensating because he has no identity.
Obama’s cockiness is the bluster of a vapid man.
"Shut up, peon! Send me three dollars."
Something tells me that as soon as he’s out, unlike Jimmy Carter, no one will want anything to do with him.
Main complaint: How can we continually lie to our constituency about how much you care when you act like you don’t?
“You’re not playing, you’re just gambling.” -Obama
Sounds like what a bad player says when his bluff gets called...
Just a case of malignant narcissism indulged and humored on a massive level.
Democrats Air Frustrations with Obama’s ‘Cockiness’
Republicans Air Frustrations with Obama’s ‘Aswipiness’..
He just don’t do a good job of it..
Gimme a small movie theater, and a small room with a couple of guitars, bass included, drums and a few amplifiers.
I don’t play golf, so I’d mostly have guitars around my shoulder.
But only one at a time, because two can’t fit.
Unless it’s a double neck.
From the looks of things, does this special person do anything remotely connected to traditional American President duties....all I hear or see about is golf, beer, chili, golf, golf, golf, B-ball, and so forth....what time does this welfare president wake up in the morning?
LOL. They are just now figuring out the man is a narcissistic self-absorbed jerk? Obama walking down WH halls where he had all the pictures replaced to pictures of himself didn’t do it?
It would be fun watching media heads who are suddenly discovering who O really is, if it weren’t for the destruction and havoc he’s wrought on this country in the four years that they hadn’t figured it out yet.
Bill O’Reilly suddenly figuring the man is anti-family. So many Dem businessmen realizing he’s anti-business. Me screaming at the TV, why do you not see the warning signs? Why aren’t you paying attention?
All those speeches they raved about and we all looked at each other saying, “Do they not realize the man used the word “I” 72 times? The defects of his character were blazing out for anyone not blinded by self-delusion. Of course, nowadays people are thought to think of themselves first so it went by the secular-progressives.
“Logic, why don’t they teach logic in these schools!” -The Magician’s Nephew, CS Lewis
“He is everywhere and yet nowhere. He constantly wants our attention, but has nothing to tell us. There is a real physical Barack Hussein Obama walking about somewhere, but there needn’t be. He would be just as real, if he didn’t exist. If he were nothing more than a poster, a logo, a few books, some computer graphics and a slogan. He would be no less real, because he isn’t real. He’s a brand.”
We conservatives have been saying the EXACT same thing since Obama announced his presidential run back in 2007 and most of us were called racist.
Is Greenfield a Racist or only certain people allowed to critize Obama?
Did anyone else watch the home films of Romney playing with his kids at the RNC and wonder, why haven’t we seen any home films of Obama and his kids, playing?
Even the Kennedys had that.
This is his ‘tell’.....arrogant, omnipotent - evil tyranny rolled up into one human being so corrupted by hate he can’t even think about anyone but himself.
Does it account for the oft-repeated opinion that if citizens do not approve of his actions and policies it is because he has not spent enough time explaining them?
Is "practicing" a role as President of the United States in order to fulfill a need to be what has been longingly described as one of the top few to fill the office leadership? Or, is it the action of an immature and arrogant actor/tyrant who wants to beat others' expectations of his abilities.
Are they really his?
“I can create a steaming pile of impressive proportions and amazing pungency.”
I guess BO’s “friends” don’t like him much, either.
It is only a matter of time until the RAT’s start jumping ship — JMHO.
My ears are bleeding from the racist dog whistle sound of that word!
My God, if a Republican had called Obama “cocky” Ed Schultz would blow a gasket.
Their shredders will be working in overdrive from November to January. The damage this incompetant fool has done will not be fully known until he is gone, but I fear he is going to be around for years spreading his socialist doctrine. We can’t get rid of these people.
It’s going to take days to fumigate and clean the WH.
I’ve never understood why he gets a pass on playing golf so much.
Golf is a game played by wealthy people, the proverbial 1%. Obama and good Democrats sympathize with the poor and downtrodden, etc. So, how can he in good conscience play golf, the game of the wealthy and powerful????
Obama: The “Smartest person in America”?
If George W. Bush had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?
If George W. Bush joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who’s side he was on?
If George W. Bush had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one company had an accident would you have agreed?
If George W. Bush had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87,000 American workers unemployed would you support him?
If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a TelePrompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?
If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, would you have said that he is clueless?
If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?
If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas, would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk.
If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?
If George W. Bush had misspelled the word “advice” would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?
If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?
If George W. Bush’s administration had ok’ed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?
If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?
If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had ordered the [termination of employment] of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?
So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 19 months — so you’ll have two years and five months to come up with an answer.
Every statement in this pathetic laundry list of failures is factual and directly attributable to Obama. Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable.
That's the Democrats' way of saying they think Ubama is "uppity".
Sounds very racist to me!
He may be all those things but he sure is one $hit-for-brains pResident.