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Former Obama Aide: The President “Doesn’t Like People”
The New American ^ | 16 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 10/16/2012 4:17:59 PM PDT by Paladins Prayer

Do we have a misanthrope as president? According to a former aide to Barack Obama, Neera Tanden, the answer may be yes. Her comments were made when discussing the relationship between Obama and Bill Clinton and were reported by New York magazine, which wrote:

“People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him,” observes Tanden. “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.”

I must correct Tanden: It would be stunning that Obama is in politics if liking people — which is, it is rumored, associated with wanting to help them — were the only reason, or even the main one, for entering politics.

Obama Image vs. Obama Reality

Obama may not like others, but that dislike isn’t generally returned. As polls have shown, the president’s “likeability” rating has been relatively high. Yet I heard years ago already through the grapevine — via journalist contacts who knew someone who had contact with Obama — that, far from likeable, he was arrogant to the point of being dismissive. So what is the reality?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arrogance; clinton; neeratanden; obama; tanden
This exactly gels with what I sensed about Obama. He's not a nice guy.
1 posted on 10/16/2012 4:18:05 PM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer
Look at any of the bread & butter leftwing issues & policies, past their rhetoric - at root is a abiding hate of human kind.

Obama is no different than any other committed leftist.

2 posted on 10/16/2012 4:24:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Paladins Prayer
That's okay because people don't really like Obama despite the MSM saying they do.
3 posted on 10/16/2012 4:24:45 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: Paladins Prayer

I picked up on this first (and last) time I saw him on TV back in ‘08.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 4:25:28 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Paladins Prayer

If Barack Hussein Obama cannot bring himself to show sufficient empathy with those in the same room, how did ANYONE ever come up with any qualities of “likeability” that apply to him?

The ultimate “post turtle”.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 4:26:12 PM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: Paladins Prayer

So O doesn’t “like people?” That’s okay.. we don’t care for him much either.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 4:28:48 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Paladins Prayer
Reminds me of a quote I once read about Robert Moses:

He loved mankind, but he hated people.

7 posted on 10/16/2012 4:29:07 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Paladins Prayer

No surprise - I don’t like him, either.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a Model 1911.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

If my recollection of history is correct, Hitler did not like people either but he was great at manipulating the German people and finding fellow nutcases to be his devoted followers.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 4:32:17 PM PDT by redfreedom (Just a simpleton enjoying the freedoms a fly-over/red state has to offer.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Explains why he didn’t have any friends in college. Except for the choomers who only liked him for the weed his grandma’s money bought.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 4:33:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Paladins Prayer

This man is a psychiatrists dream. He has so many psychosis that he could be an entire textbook with zillions of footnotes.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 4:33:42 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bigbob

Both Obama and Moocher are nasty people. My wife’s relatives all swoon over him and repeat his lies. White liberal guilt.

Defies logic. He is KILLING our country and they don’t care. But it’s COOL to support Obama!


12 posted on 10/16/2012 4:41:02 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Paladins Prayer

He’s typical of the hard left, he LOVES “the masses” but he hates people.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by YankeeReb (The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” B.H. 0bama)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I always knew he was a jerk and a phony. He reminded me of Carter (who I also did not vote for) — but worse!


14 posted on 10/16/2012 4:44:41 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Paladins Prayer
MY thought was Reactive attachment disorder (RAD): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_attachment_disorder

I had a foster daughter that acted just like this.

15 posted on 10/16/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: hflynn
The MSM thinks if they keep telling people that Obama is likable, they will like him.

I don't normally watch the Lehrer Newhour, but two or three weeks ago I caught a snippet of the Friday segment with Mark Shields and David Brooks (as usual, both trashing the Republicans from different angles). Shields was very emphatic that Romney was not likable and there was nothing he could do to change that.

So Obama may be doing his best to destroy the country, but vote for him because he is more likable.

16 posted on 10/16/2012 4:50:33 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Paladins Prayer

Because he’s a narcissist.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:16 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Hussein is a puppet.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 4:54:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: skeeter; Tax-chick
Look at any of the bread & butter leftwing issues & policies, past their rhetoric - at root is a abiding hate of human kind.

Exactly. Their intent is to *control* people and stomp out the non-compliant. The thin veneer of compassion is just their sleezy marketing tactic. And I never thought it was a good one. Backhanded coersions and/or overt government dictats and outright revenge aka social justice do not spring from the hearts of kind and loving souls.

The demanding, despotic rabble are naturally attracted to despotic leaders because the little cowards can stay in the shadows while their thug politicians promise to do the fighting for them. Ever notice how ofen the Dems sprinkle the word "fight" into their rhetoric? They always need to fight. Peaceful, good-natured souls they are not.

19 posted on 10/16/2012 4:54:30 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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20 posted on 10/16/2012 4:56:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Paladins Prayer

here is Obama psyching up for tonights debate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DIETlxquzY


21 posted on 10/16/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Paladins Prayer

He doesn’t trust people, especially now being President and all the new people.

Given his upbringing it doesn’t surprise me. It does raise a good question then, what is his motivation for being in politics?


22 posted on 10/16/2012 5:18:06 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Doesn’t like people - explains why he married a wookie. Hey Hussein, people don’t like you!


23 posted on 10/16/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay commie bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Doesn’t like people - explains why he married a wookie. Hey Hussein, people don’t like you!


24 posted on 10/16/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay commie bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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