Skip to comments.Honey, I Shrunk the President
Posted on 10/05/2012 1:54:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
.....We could spend hours quoting disparaging reviews of Obama's performances from journalists who were never as head-over-heels as Matthews and Sullivan, but we like to pretend as if we have space constraints, so we'll just take one representative example,...Tunku Varadarajan writes: "My God, in the four years that we've seen him in the White House, I don't think we've ever seen the president so flaccid, so dull-brained, so jejune, so shifty, so downcast."
This columnist has to disagree. Obama's lame performance last night seemed typical to us. We can think of a few occasions in which we've seen the president less flaccid, less dull-brained, less jejune, less shifty, less downcast. But only a few.
But these qualities--or, to put it another way, this lack of quality--was harder than usual to miss last night because of the contrast with the highly effectual Romney. One reason it came as such a shock to Obama is that it was the first time in his career that he shared a debate stage with a serious opponent.
...... The test he failed last night is one to which he had never been put.
But the journalists who are pointing the finger at Obama have three fingers pointed back at themselves. Instead of challenging the president, the press corps--with a few honorable exceptions,like ABC's Jake Tapper and the guys from Univision--have spent the past four-plus years puffing him up and making excuses for him. The American Spectator's Jeffrey Lord explains:
>>>"The great James Taranto...long ago posited what is called the "Taranto Principle." In short, it means that the liberal media so coddles liberal politicians that they have no idea how to cope outside that liberal media bubble...
Barack Obama has been so totally coddled by the liberal media that he looked absolutely shell-shocked in this debate. Stunned,unhappy,angry,sour--and at some points genuinely incoherent..........."<<<<<
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Barack Obama has been so totally coddled by the liberal media that he looked absolutely shell-shocked in this debate. Stunned, unhappy, angry, sour--and at some points genuinely incoherent....
It reminds me of how progressives have built their base, one hapless dependent at a time. Obama was the face of his constituency - what the Left wants America to be, "Stunned, unhappy, angry, sour,.... genuinely incoherent," incapable of coping and DEPENDENT on Them.
he did look really small
Okay, okay, let's feel the love for Jake Tapper, the Univision interviewers about "Fast & Furious" (good job, again), and a shout-out to the American Spectator for quoting .... James Taranto.
So, James, WSJ editors -- how about it? How about a shout out to people who had it right all along, like Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, and Mark Levin? Michelle Malkin and Mona Charen? What? You don't invite them to your feasting-table? After they brought the broccoli and the veal piccata and laid out the flatware and linens?
Ingrates. Those guys slaved in the trenches and polished your carving knives for four years .... and you can't even say a good word for them in your hour of deliverance.
Indeed!!!! We (thanks to the like of Rush, Levin, Palin and others) have ALWAYS known he was an empty suit. I have no sympathy for the supporters who are in utter shock for the first time seeing what we have always known.
This media is just as complicit in our country’s undoing as fearless leader himself. and they need to be turned out to pasture.
The truth about the last four years is worth repeating, except I want to say it louder!
...journalists who are pointing the finger at Obama have three fingers pointed back at themselves. Instead of challenging the president, the press corps...have spent the past four-plus years puffing him up and making excuses for him.
The love affair may be hitting the rocks and I have no sympathy for any of the jilted parties.
“”My God, in the four years that we’ve seen him in the White House, I don’t think we’ve ever seen the president so flaccid, so dull-brained, so jejune, so shifty, so downcast.””
Not difficult to understand - he has never been publicly challenged by the unbiased media or the fluffy talk show hosts. Unrestrained, he panders to his supporters and lectures other audiences. Much like what he is doing now. He didn’t have the courage to insult Mitt Romney to his face - so he is spinning his hatred at campaign events. No-one to challenge his lies, lack of dignity and decency.
How could you forget Sean Hannity?
She gave some excuse about lighting, but I'm betting that if someone had tracked his BP, his stress and fury at being actually questioned without being fed the answers would have been one click short of a anger management episode.
Odd that this wasn't noted...
The liberals and Obama’s radical protectors put him on his own plantatation. He has no idea how to behave or defend himself off of the plantation.
“The love affair may be hitting the rocks . . “
Yep. Chrissy Matthews tingle down the leg was just Obama peeing on his leg and telling him it was raining . . . now Chrissy feels betrayed.
He was very, very angry. Did you see the photo of him and his lovely wife right afterwards? She was truly furious!
Lefties, you set up a phony, groom him, build his image, protect him, praise and adore him, never question him, never confront him, never criticize him, ...
And then, one day, you have to push him out in the real world and BLAM...
You find out he is still just a phony.
And then you get angry??
The love affair may be hitting the rocks and I have no sympathy for any of the jilted parties.
You summed up what others have been saying with several paragraphs. LOL. Good one.
Rush made mention of this aberration.
The Weekly Standard has a screen shot of the original.
The Left is truly mentally disturbed.
I bet Obama will execute a wag-the-dog military event just before the next debate and claim he cannot attend because of pressing POTUS duties.
The press will laud him for this - putting Country first.
Same for the last debate.
My lovely lady humps.
Sounds just like a Hans Christian Anderson tale I once heard...
I hear Obama is taking no chances w/ the next debate---he's coming prepared.
Watch for Obama taking the debate podium w/ a portable oxygen unit, a ProAir inhaler, snorkeling equipment, adult diapers, and an economy-size bottle of SuperBeta Prostate pills.
... and don't forget Breitbart! Another of the fearless ones willing to speak the truth when it was not popular.
ABC and YouTube did that for him!
They censored Romneys closing remarks. Just cut him off.
Get ready for 4 more years of the filth collumn abusing the office of the President.
Obama was given a dark eyeliner, probably to mask fatigue,”
In all seriousness, do you think obama is currently using drugs?
Or possibly has AIDS?
Personally, I do. Not sure what, but there is something deeply unhealthy about his countenance. And yes some of that is related to being an aging homosexual.
I agree with you completely.
BO has been on the edge of meltdown since the 2010 election!
Some author once pointed out that the only Pres that didn't seem to age rapidly was Nixon, and he was like a vampire. He seemed to feed on the stress.
Some author once pointed out that the only Pres that didn’t seem to age rapidly was Nixon, and he was like a vampire.”
Dang, that’s funny. And apt.
Obama was undone by his own socialist concepts.
Romney’s home is in competition and the free market. He has honed his political skills the same way he honed his business skills - working hard, getting his hands dirty, digging in.
The “coddling” that Obama has experienced is based in socialist ideas. He has been coddled his entire life. The competing in the last election was done for him - he just had to show up. He has never had to compete. In the debate he was exposed for the fraud that he is, just like the poor dependent folks in Katrina who didn’t know how to fend for themselves (”Who’s gonna help me? Where’s the government?”)
I loved this debate. Truth and facts won. I hope we get two more like it.
Almost as hilarious as Obummer’s vacuous debate answers was his post-debate assessment to the brain dead youth in CO yesterday morning. He actually said something to the effect that “the Mitt Romney on stage last night does not want to be held accountable..”
If these true “skulls full of mush” had the power of reason, they would realize that he was pulling the old Alinsky move again, accusing his opponent of something he is guilty of...blaming Bush for all his problems and NEVER being accountable for his disastrous lack of ability.
Hannity does what he does, and Michael Medved does what he does, but I don't think of either of them as conservative, but more Republican, rather. I think of them as outlets of Official GOP Party Hierarchy Thinking. So they're Republicans, but they are not "conservatives" or "conservative Republicans" as both are pwned by the RNC.
Well, odd that you mention it now .... but if you'll metasearch Kam Kamata and his Convention 2008 story of Obama's getting very exhausted and receiving some last-minute pepping up from Moochelle, Valerie Jarrett and some other handlers/case officers (Kamata talked about this and turned up weeks-dead on his kitchen floor some time later), you will see some parallels to his convention behavior back then, the last time he put "everything on the line" for a big speech.
Easy, Sean is a repeating talking point.
I recommend this as the “Post of the Day!” Great observation!
Oh goodness! *That* was an education! Lady parts and man parts.
Jejune - juvenile, immature, also dull or insipid, among others.
Nixon handled his job with three fingers of brown liquor and frequent prayer and invocations of his late, sainted Quaker mother, Hannah Nixon. Having plenty of blood sugar from the booze had the virtue of relieving his liver and pancreas of frequent demands that they get up and deliver quads of energy to meet the strains of the office.
It's another good example of the peculiar tendency of the Left to debase and degrade casually and carelessly, with neither necessity or expedience to prompt the lapse of manners and grace.
“Watch for Obama taking the debate podium w/ a portable oxygen unit, a ProAir inhaler, snorkeling equipment, adult diapers, and an economy-size bottle of SuperBeta Prostate pills.”
Nah, all he needs is a breathalyzer!
Apparently Tunku has forgotten how many pics there are of Obama with his middle finger raised towards the audience & the press.
The chickens have come home to roost——and they brought along some buzzards to pick the carcass clean.