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Why Is Obama So Nasty and Vulgar?
PJ Media ^ | 10-28-2012 | Michael Ledeen - Commentary

Posted on 10/28/2012 7:21:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing

October 28, 2012

Why Is Obama So Nasty and Vulgar?

Michael Ledeen

Rude, insulting language about Romney (“bullsh****r) from the president. Vulgar sexual innuendo, aimed at seducing young women to vote for him. The vice president asking a bereaved parent about the size of his murdered son’s testicles. It’s quite a spectacle. We’re a fractious people, and our politics have always been full of colorful language, but I can’t recall the current depth of vulgarity. The “politics of personal destruction” have gotten uglier. Does it mean anything? Should we try to understand it?

First, it bespeaks a coarsening of public language. No surprise there (Romney’s gentlemanlyness is more surprising, in fact); for a long time our movies and television have abandoned the rules that banned certain words and phrases. Still, until recently, our political leaders have avoided such vulgarities, at least in their public rhetoric. No more, at least at the highest level of the current Democrat Party.

Second, it shows the shrinking vocabulary of our political life. There are plenty of usable and powerful synonyms of “buls*****r,” but a graduate of Harvard Law School didn’t have any of them on the tip of his tongue. Or perhaps he just preferred the vulgarity.

Third, it is yet another step in the erasure of the line that once divided public and private. We always knew that there was (sometimes) a big difference between public image and private behavior. No man (except maybe Sir Winston) is a hero to his valet, etc. etc. But still, there were proprieties, rules for public decorum, and those who fell from grace in public were criticized and excoriated for falling. No more, at least so far as I can see among the Democrat faithful.

To be sure, there’s a difference between the two parties. When male Republican candidates make disgusting and ridiculous statements about rape, the faithful turn on them, properly so IMHO, but neither Obama nor Biden has come in for punishment for their use of obscenities and vulgarities.

So the rules for proper decorum are out the window, and the former arbiters of good taste are on board, ratifying the changes by their silence. It’s a shame, but there you have it.

But the arbiters–the intellectuals, the elite punditocracy et. al.–can’t dictate standards to the rest of us, even though they often delude themselves into believing they can. The politicians who indulge in the new nastiness clearly believe it’s fine with us, because they think their elitist friends dictate standards to the rest of us. I think they’re wrong. When only EIGHT PERCENT of Americans have a positive view of the media, it tells you something, after all. And when I read about the sudden 7 percent drop in Obama’s approval ratings in three days, I suspect it has something to do with bulls*****r and losing-your-virginity-is-like-voting-for-Barack ads, and Biden’s disgusting remarks [1] to a bereaved father.

It’s a continuation of a process that began with the first debate, in which Obama tip-toed out from behind the curtain on the central stage of Oz, and showed us who he really is. Not a great leader, certainly not a messianic figure. Indeed, as we now see, he’s a bum. It’s a shock to lots of Americans, who previously were willing to grant that the president had his faults but was basically a good man, a nice guy, and a cultured gentleman. He showed them he was none of those things.

I think that was a real shock to a meaningful chunk of the electorate, and it would not have been nearly so potent if it had come from a book or an oped. Its power comes from the fact that Obama showed it himself.

It shouldn’t have been hard to foresee the consequences of his self-revelation. So why did he do it? He’s certainly capable of dissimulation. The One who won the presidency four years ago did not present himself this way. He and his acolytes very carefully portrayed him as a transcendent figure, a new kind of leader, the incarnation of elegance and brilliance. And that succeeded. So what’s up?

I think he’s cracking, and the inner nastiness and vulgarity are on display. He’s losing, and he’s angry, and he can no longer sustain the pretense of elegance and coolness.

Nobody ever said he was disciplined, did they?

Moreover, he is the victim of his own myth, the “I have a special gift” legend that is the core doctrine of his powerful narcissism. He thinks he is so charismatic, and so wonderful, that if we see him in all his splendor, we will love him as he so loves himself.

I think that’s false, and I think the shifts in the polls–people suddenly like Romney, people suddenly turning away from Obama–demonstrate that. We’ll see for sure on the 6th of November.


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1 posted on 10/28/2012 7:21:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

They will do whatever it takes to win. No honor.


2 posted on 10/28/2012 7:24:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smoothsailing

WRT to Obamugabe’s vocabulary, perhaps he just scored 135 on the LSAT and only got into Harvard Law via affirmative action??? (For those of you in Rio Linda, LSAT 135 is frankly putrid;)


3 posted on 10/28/2012 7:29:55 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: smoothsailing
Why? Because his parents, whoever they were, were filth. They couldn't teach their wretched spawn anything they themselves didn't know. Low brow sludge like the Bidens were no better. Sadly, they connect with the same underbelly of society they came from, which says nothing good about the country.
4 posted on 10/28/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: smoothsailing
I think he’s cracking, and the inner nastiness and vulgarity are on display. He’s losing, and he’s angry, and he can no longer sustain the pretense of elegance and coolness.

Just like we all knew the commie punk would.

5 posted on 10/28/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: smoothsailing

Gutter language and behavior from Kenyan muslim gutter snipe taught in the Chicago dirt throwing political ways.


6 posted on 10/28/2012 7:32:46 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: smoothsailing

That is how the extreme left wing is! Look how they treated Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann!


7 posted on 10/28/2012 7:33:50 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: smoothsailing

Because he’s a mack daddy. Look it up. It’s what he is and they are vile people.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 7:36:26 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: smoothsailing

Truth be told, Obama is a piker compared to the vulgarity of LBJ, who was a product of what was ostensibly, a more polite and civil era.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 7:38:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: smoothsailing; hinckley buzzard
What hb said      +1
10 posted on 10/28/2012 7:38:35 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: smoothsailing

Homosexuality is immaturity-—a fixation in the Latency period.

The SA Brownshirts (and Afghani men) were/are extremely immature. Rudeness and reducing everything to fecal matter is common....look at the “balls” comment by the homosexualist Biden. It is all the same—by evil people fixated on sex and excrement.

Their dehumanizing acts of debasing others—removes dignity and worth from all human beings. They have no belief in God or dignity of women. All men are seen as objects for lust and especially young men and boys.

They desperately need power over others so they don’t feel so filthy all the time. They are empty inside-—and they seek constant affirmation because their lives are meaningless on many levels.

http://www.thepinkswastika.com/5294/index.html


11 posted on 10/28/2012 7:40:26 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: smoothsailing

Why doesn’t Obama eat pork? . . . Because it would be cannibalism.


12 posted on 10/28/2012 7:42:48 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: smoothsailing

It is because he is black and has a chip on his shoulder for all that whitey has done.


13 posted on 10/28/2012 7:45:01 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: smoothsailing
Why Is Obama So Nasty and Vulgar?

Because he has a good dose of street thug in his makeup. He's actually probably exercising great restraint.

14 posted on 10/28/2012 7:47:38 PM PDT by Will88
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To: smoothsailing
he’s a bum.

Ledeen is precisely right, and without a doubt much worse.

15 posted on 10/28/2012 7:49:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

Barkey and Joe really are getting more outwardly vulgar lately. When the pressure is on, people revert to their true selves and can’t maintain the phoney shell unless they are very disciplined. Which these two aren’t.

The yutes probably think this is very cool, but they are also too cool to vote, I hope.


16 posted on 10/28/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: tomkat; hinckley buzzard
What hb said +1

Another +1 for hb's subtle restraint!

17 posted on 10/28/2012 7:53:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Zero has been flipping everyone off for 4 plus years ... and now we are going to notice that he is vulgar?

Not Breaking News to the “Most Casual Observer” ... just to the MSM

TT


18 posted on 10/28/2012 7:53:45 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: doug from upland

and because he has a cold hard heart from being rejected
by BOTH parents...and because he is filled with self-loathing related to his mixed race and repressed homosexuality...and because he is steeped in anti-americanism and adoration of islam...and because his whole
life is a fraud.

also, i notice liberals use vulgar words a lot. lazy speech
for all their fancy book-learnin, they seem to have rather
limited vocabularies.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: smoothsailing

In spiritual terms, it’s called possession.

If we beat Obama, we need to keep him out of the UN. Christians might understand what I mean here. :)


20 posted on 10/28/2012 8:01:05 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: smoothsailing

Apparently he’s and admirer of Richard Nixon.


21 posted on 10/28/2012 8:01:25 PM PDT by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides.)
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To: smoothsailing

Because they had to fish him out of the tolilet when he was born?


22 posted on 10/28/2012 8:03:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Juan Medén

Why doesn’t Obama eat pork? . . . Because it would be cannibalism.


LOL! Good one, Juan!


23 posted on 10/28/2012 8:03:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: jazusamo; QT3.14
P.J. O'Rourke said it best:

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.”

h/t QT3.14
24 posted on 10/28/2012 8:04:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

He has a limited vocabulary...just listen to him talk about “stuff” and “folks.”
He is a communist muslim. For both of those belief systems, the ends justify any means and lying / taqiyya are legitimate means. When you have an immoral belief system, you have forsaken all morals and ethics, so what’s a little vulgarity and profanity?


25 posted on 10/28/2012 8:04:41 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: kathsua

Do you think Obama would have honor enough to resign the presidency in order to spare the nation the turmoil of impeachment? I don’t.


26 posted on 10/28/2012 8:05:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: smoothsailing

Levin calls him a punk, which I think accurately describes him, a vulgar Chicago street thug.


27 posted on 10/28/2012 8:05:14 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: smoothsailing
Why?

Because he is a coarse, nasty, and vulgar individual. He is not particularly intelligent or well-educated; he reveals this almost every time he does not use a teleprompter. He was not raised to be anything more than a whiney slacker who never would have gone anywhere if not for affirmative action. Certainly he was not trained to have manners.

Someone convinced BHO at a tender age that he was Special, better than most everyone else, and that he could behave as badly as he pleased...and to make it all worse, he hung out with the crude, the vulgar, the shallow...he is predictably without class or taste.
28 posted on 10/28/2012 8:05:22 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Joe 6-pack

I was thinking of Nixon’s coarse language. But it is interesting that at least in the old days they at least had the decorum to keep it in private and not include it in interviews or public places.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 8:06:07 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: kathsua
Apparently he’s and admirer of Richard Nixon.

Nixon in 1972 - "You've gotta know if your President is a crook..."

0bama in 2012 - "You've gotta know if your President is a liar..."

And we all know how it worked out for Nixon.

30 posted on 10/28/2012 8:07:01 PM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: smoothsailing

Expect massive amounts of vandalism to computers and WH equipment before the Obastards leave.


31 posted on 10/28/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: smoothsailing

He thinks he’s being cool and appealing to the yout. Refer to the photo on Drudge now showing Madonna giving the finger. That’s your pop culture and Obama is right in the middle of it. He’s a big effin’ deal.


32 posted on 10/28/2012 8:11:11 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Will88
Because he has a good dose of street thug in his makeup. He's actually probably exercising great restraint.

Don't kid yourself. Obama WAS NEVER a street thug. His body language is all wrong. This guy had his ass handed to him.

Obama was and always will be a WANNABE street thug. And in reality that makes him even worse to deal with.

33 posted on 10/28/2012 8:11:30 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: smoothsailing
Why Is Obama So Nasty and Vulgar?

Is this a trick question? Because he is a nasty and vulgar person.

Oh, and a man can't be eloquent if he makes your skin crawl when he talks.

34 posted on 10/28/2012 8:12:55 PM PDT by stevem
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To: doug from upland

THAT is the answer I’ll go with.


35 posted on 10/28/2012 8:16:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: smoothsailing; QT3.14

Can’t be said much better than that.


36 posted on 10/28/2012 8:16:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: kathsua

He only admires himself.


37 posted on 10/28/2012 8:18:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smokingfrog
My daughter saw some a clip of Obama making fun of Romney
the other day she didn't say what he said but she said that just cemented her will to vote for Romney she is 26 and not really a political person but she didn't like what Obama did or said. I know Obama is a scum bag and have known since before 2008.
38 posted on 10/28/2012 8:18:48 PM PDT by funfan
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To: mountn man
Obama WAS NEVER a street thug.

Didn't say he'd ever been a street thug, but it is definitely part of his attitude. And we can be sure he was exposed to quite a bit of it during his community organizer days in Chicago.

39 posted on 10/28/2012 8:21:28 PM PDT by Will88
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To: smoothsailing

Because Obama is a jerk.

Seems like the only “friends” he ever had were high-school potheads, and I’d bet dollars to navy beans they thought he was a jerk, too.


40 posted on 10/28/2012 8:21:51 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: funfan

This is blowing up in Barack’s face. If I were an adviser to the Democrats I would suggest they try their darnedest to clean up their public talk. Mitt, may God bless his soul even to the uttermost (with what that implies, I am not agreeing with mormon theology here), is a clean talking fellow, a boy scout. I wish he’d walk the walk as good as the talk... the result of letting open gayness into the Boy Scouts will be to coarsen it with sexualized innuendo, among many worse things.


41 posted on 10/28/2012 8:24:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: smoothsailing

Why Is Obama So Nasty and Vulgar?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Because they are Liberal Fascists, who do not have to be accountable for their conduct because it is done to defend and establish their Utopia.The end therefore justifies the means.

The spread of jihadism and Islamofascism throughout Egypt , Libya, and now into Mali and Nigeria, and the expansion of Sharia law by “freedom fighters” who also kill American soldiers is “just a bump in the road.” You bet they are vulgar.

They must begone at all costs.


42 posted on 10/28/2012 8:24:37 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Nepeta

You sure summed that up well. 100% on the money.


43 posted on 10/28/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: smoothsailing
To be sure, there’s a difference between the two parties. When male Republican candidates make disgusting and ridiculous statements about rape, the faithful turn on them, properly so IMHO, but neither Obama nor Biden has come in for punishment for their use of obscenities and vulgarities.

Biden can turn to a grieving father and ask him the size of his son's balls and the MSM doesn't care. The MSM doesn't care about the death of an ambassador - they sit knowing eventually THEIR PRESIDENT will give them an excuse for them to pass on to their faithful idiots readers...

If Ryan asked a grieving father about the size of his dead son's balls - the filthy hypocrites at the New York Times would find their outrage... the little crappy sh*ts of the New York Times would sit up and notice... In ten years the press has gone from being mildly respected to being booed ... thanks New York Times. Thanks Washington Post...

44 posted on 10/28/2012 8:31:49 PM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbOuxqK2T34)
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To: smoothsailing

Perhaps it’s because he has ALWAYS had”The Table Laid For Him”??????????????????????????????????????????????????


45 posted on 10/28/2012 8:43:39 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: skeeter

Honor ? From BATH-HOUSE BARRY ?? He never had any to begin with. . . .


46 posted on 10/28/2012 9:01:16 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama was surprised with the Romney he met at the first debate. It wasn’t the Romney the media and his teleprompter led him to expect. Similarly, the Obama we are now seeing is the Obama the media has been hiding from us, the one we did expect.


47 posted on 10/28/2012 9:02:04 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: smoothsailing

Obama was surprised with the Romney he met at the first debate. It wasn’t the Romney the media and his teleprompter led him to expect. Similarly, the Obama we are now seeing is the Obama the media has been hiding from us, the one we did expect.


48 posted on 10/28/2012 9:02:19 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: smoothsailing
Why Is Obama So Nasty and Vulgar?

Why is a pig fat? Because it's a pig.

It isn't "because" anything. It's who he is. Don't make excuses for him. He was born nasty and vulgar and will die the same way.

Why does poop smell bad? Because it's poop.

49 posted on 10/28/2012 9:06:07 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Luke 6:45 “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh”

I can be coarse, but I am able to control it largely. If I am in a civilized forum, I can find other words in the english language to convey the same precise meaning.


50 posted on 10/28/2012 9:12:57 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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