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Disdain is the stain on Obama
NYPost.com ^ | 10/25/2012 | MICHAEL GOODWIN

Posted on 10/25/2012 4:52:06 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Others who worked with Obama reached similar conclusions. “He doesn’t listen to anyone,” a former top economic aide told a friend. Outsiders invited to meet with him concluded it was all for show, that he was not interested in what they had to say.

That he rarely talks to congressional leaders, including fellow Democrats, has become such a staple of Washington that it has ceased to be news. He apparently believes it is beneath him to consult or get into the details of legislation.

Then again, he doesn’t talk to members of his Cabinet much either, so he’s consistent in his isolation. He reportedly watched last year’s Super Bowl alone.

All of which begs the initial question: What’s to like about Barack Obama? Sure, he’s got that big smile and the cool factor of being young and the first black president, but is that all there is? And is it enough?

Consider that, in a nation where millions are out of work with no hope of finding any, and where America faces serious security threats, we have a president who can’t handle criticism or disagreement, and who marches only to the drummer in his head.

His estrangement echoes Herman Melville’s protagonist in “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” the mysterious oddball who answers work requests with, “I would prefer not to.”

But let’s give Obama his greatest due. He did manage to get elected president, which means he fooled more than half the people once. As one of those suckers in 2008, I’m still wondering how he hid that contempt from so many people for so long.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: narcissism; narcissistinchief; npd; obamasnewclothes

1 posted on 10/25/2012 4:52:08 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
He reportedly watched last year’s Super Bowl alone.

That's one of the creepiest things I've ever read about him.

2 posted on 10/25/2012 4:54:01 AM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: RoosterRedux

al Qaeda-defending Constitution-Hating child-burning AG:
"This article matters not,
our Dear Leader is YOUR King.
On the morrow the author will be arrested
by Marshalls from my Department of "Justice."

3 posted on 10/25/2012 5:00:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: RoosterRedux
As one of those suckers in 2008, I’m still wondering how he hid that contempt from so many people for so long.

Ummm, he didn't hide it, Michael. Everything was there to see for anyone who wanted to - the incompetence, the contempt, the socialism, and more - except people like you (and most of Big Leftist Media) deliberately chose NOT to look too critically, and instead imagined he was some kind of super-healer.

But welcome back to the real world.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 5:08:56 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: RoosterRedux

He is an introvert who genuinely doesn’t like people. Not the kind of person you want in a leadership position. It must mentally exhaust him to be around people and have to give speeches all the time. The perks of the Office and the chance to enforce his ideology on everyone is probably the only thing driving him.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 5:09:12 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: RoosterRedux

Barack Obama won in 2008 because people made him out to be whom they wanted. He was fresh, exciting and offered the country something it hadn’t seen before - and he was full of promise. That is the Obama the country voted to have as its President.

I think people responded very positively to that Obama and they still do. The problem for Obama is he is no longer that kind of man and these days he seems distant, petty and small. That is the real reason for his looming defeat as well as on account of his mismanagement of the economy.

Obama will be remembered as a footnote in the history books, as a guy who offered us the moon and never got us as a nation, there.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 5:09:59 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: RoosterRedux

He is a very odd man. Can’t figure him out & feel there is a lot we don’t know. I wonder if the “real” Obama will be revealed once he leaves office and no longer has to put up a fake veneer just to impress.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 5:13:19 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: canuck_conservative

Ummm, he didn’t hide it, Michael. Everything was there to see for anyone who wanted to ......


His most telling moment in the 2008 campaign was when he pretended to scratch his nose with his middle finger after mentioning McCain. A real low-life thing to do, especially considering what McCain endured in North Vietnam. The Press totally ignored it.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 5:16:31 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: goldstategop
Obama will be remembered as a footnote in the history books, as a guy who offered us the moon and never got us as a nation, there.

Or as Freeeper arasina would put it:

He offered the nation the moon...and then mooned the nation.;-)

9 posted on 10/25/2012 5:17:22 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux
...rarely talks to congressional leaders, including fellow Democrats... He apparently believes it is beneath him to consult or get into the details of legislation... Then again, he doesn’t talk to members of his Cabinet much either, so he’s consistent in his isolation.

Perfect makeup of a dictator.

10 posted on 10/25/2012 5:17:28 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: arasina

Meant to ping you to post 9 above (you were mentioned).


11 posted on 10/25/2012 5:18:32 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama is what we referred to in our youths as a jerk-off.

He makes those snarky comments all the time. His whole tone of voice is mocking.

I mean, among friends we bust each other’s chops, but this guy does it to really ridicule.

Does he have any friends (even among his political allies, anybody really chummy?

I’m convinced he was warped by his unusual childhood, furthered by his college-days associations (as evidenced by those who surfaced in young adulthood - Ayers & Rev. Wright to name a few).


12 posted on 10/25/2012 5:19:57 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: RoosterRedux

Along this same line of criticism, one of the most under reported stories of the Obama Presidency is how not even the Democratic Senate ever supported any of his budgets (not counting the very first one). This fact just lays out there and to me, it just says everything about Obama’s failure of leadership and communication.

It’s certainly true the House of Reps don’t like Obama but, its just as true that the Dem led senate doesn’t like him either. He’s apparently a pariah in his own party and this fact alone is enough to vote him out.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 5:26:44 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: RoosterRedux

Those seeking an explanation for the fiasco in Libya need look no further than this—Nothing more than callous indifference.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 5:31:33 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: RoosterRedux

One of the liberals on a Fox panel said she didn’t even know why he is running again “He doesn’t even like people.”


15 posted on 10/25/2012 5:31:52 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: RoosterRedux

After setting aside his blackness, he knows he is inferior, not up to the job.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 5:33:57 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Michigander222
There is nothing fake about Obama’s veneer.

He is what he is. An arrogant, narcissistic a-hole who cannot stand to be around those who he believes are lower than he is. And that is everyone.

He believes has is the smartest man in the world.

17 posted on 10/25/2012 5:39:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Mustangman
Along this same line of criticism, one of the most under reported stories of the Obama Presidency is how not even the Democratic Senate ever supported any of his budgets...

My take on the budgets is different. The Dems knew that by not approving a new budget, they would use baseline increases on the old budget as spending guidelines. That way they were able to spend more than they ever could with any budget that would have passed both the House and Senate. So, none of Obama's budgets were serious, and he and his Party were aligned despite the vote.

18 posted on 10/25/2012 5:41:32 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tbpiper

Indeed. I too believe he has the makeup to be dictator. I believe he’s truly diabolical, a real psychopath. I have a hard time understanding why everyone can’t see his inner darkness.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 5:44:01 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Venturer

Oh I think he is far more disdainful than we believe. If he spoke what he truely believed we wouln’t be in this Hellish nightmare! He has fooled the weak minded but even they would be horrified with the truth.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 5:46:35 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama is a front man for his “syndicate” of socialist/marxist Czars who are making all the decisions for our country.

I belive this would explain his lack of speaking skills without the telepromter, and his consistent war on the “rich” and on all matters capitalistic.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 5:54:39 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: RoosterRedux

I have always believed that part of his pathology is a resentment of heterosexual people.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 6:03:19 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Michigander222

Fox just reported that he called Romney “a bullsh*tter” in an interview.

This is the leader of the Free World?

Classless cretin.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 6:11:26 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: sodpoodle

Yep classless is an understatement!


24 posted on 10/25/2012 6:16:27 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: canuck_conservative

Thank you, I agree with you. I have said that one thing Obama can never do is disappoint me because no matter how bad he is it is no worse than I expected of him. I also do not accuse him of hiding his intentions even though he is an amazing liar. He made it plain what he intended if a person simply looked at him without the rose colored glasses. I imagine him as Brutus who would now say, “I told you I came to bury this country, not to praise it.”


25 posted on 10/25/2012 6:47:58 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: RoosterRedux
He apparently believes it is beneath him to consult or get into the details of legislation.

He is still voting PRESENT
26 posted on 10/25/2012 6:50:44 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: goldstategop
Obama will be remembered as a footnote in the history books, as a guy who offered us the moon and never got us as a nation, there.

Ain't going to be any history books in the second coming of the Stone Age
27 posted on 10/25/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: RoosterRedux

He ran as a blank slate, who turned out to be an empty chair.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 6:54:51 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Pearls Before Swine

That’s actually pretty good analysis. Perhaps you are correct. I still think if the senate was on record embracing those budgets Obama sent up year after year, they would have a much tougher time holding the senate. With that said, perhaps we are both right.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 9:20:07 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: RoosterRedux
Or as Freeeper arasina would put it:

He offered the nation the moon...and then mooned the nation.;-)

Good one! You have full comprehension of my sense of humor. LOL

30 posted on 10/26/2012 4:24:13 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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