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MoDo to Obama: Singles hitters donít scare anybody
Hot Air ^ | May 3 ,2014 | BRUCE MCQUAIN

Posted on 05/03/2014 5:13:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Criticism of President Obama is now coming from all corners because … well because his poor performance in just about every field, both foreign and domestic, can no longer be denied. The latest blast comes from a former journalistic fangirl who apparently has seen enough. Using baseball as her analogy, Maureen Dowd takes Obama to the woodshed:

An American president should never say, as you did Monday in Manila when you got frustrated in a press conference with the Philippine president: “You hit singles; you hit doubles. Every once in a while, we may be able to hit a home run.”

Especially now that we have this scary World War III vibe with the Russians, we expect the president, especially one who ran as Babe Ruth, to hit home runs.

In the immortal words of Earl Weaver, the Hall of Famer who managed the Baltimore Orioles: “The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers.” A singles hitter doesn’t scare anybody.

It doesn’t feel like leadership. It doesn’t feel like you’re in command of your world.

How can we accept these reduced expectations and truculent passivity from the man who offered himself up as the moral beacon of the world, even before he was elected?

Of course, the answer to all of these questions really fall back on the person asking them – what did she expect from a man who’d never really done anything in his life – whose entire adult life was spent running for the next office?

How did an experienced and supposedly rational person like herself fall so completely for the “expectations”? The point of course is Dowd, like many on the left, is finally expressing a case of buyer’s remorse because they didn’t do their due diligence

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1 posted on 05/03/2014 5:13:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Good points.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 5:14:52 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Hojczyk

What did she expect from Mr. Voting Present who wears mom jeans.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 5:15:14 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hojczyk

To little too late from the libtard press.
The damage has been done, and they have been complicit.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 5:17:18 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Its a scary day when I can agree with MODO...pray for our country.....its going to get a bit bumpy from here.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT by The Klingon
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To: Hojczyk

6 posted on 05/03/2014 5:24:44 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Hojczyk

If Obama weren’t a sociopath, having lived a life of being the token pushed front and center, the failings of his presidency would be destroying him emotionally, but I get the feeling he just enjoys the perks and luxury, and never thinks much about shame and torment, or even historical embarrassment.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 5:26:51 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Hojczyk

Ty Cobb, Pete Rose, Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs and Ichiro have put fear into a few pitchers.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 5:29:57 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Hojczyk

He’s performance is consistent with his record. No one should be surprised.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 5:30:03 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good)
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To: Hojczyk

““The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers.””

Well it’s pretty well established that he can’t throw a pitch.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 5:30:50 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: MuttTheHoople

Thank You for following the rules for all MODO postings.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 5:33:46 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Hojczyk

Predicted in Ghostbusters:

Dr Ray Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.

Mayor: Is this true?

Dr. Peter Venkman: Yes it’s true. [pause] This man has no dick.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 5:39:01 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: gitmo

I read again today an article that included the following phrase; ‘he (Obama) is one of the brightest to ever be President.’ I thought WHAT!!! How can one conclude that??? We have not seen transcripts, he admits he choomed through high school. He has accomplished little.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 5:39:11 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Hojczyk

Barry is more about homo runs than home runs. Barry’s flag is all the colors of the rainbow.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 5:54:59 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: ansel12
"but I get the feeling he just enjoys the perks and luxury"

Lord knows that Mobama the Wookie loves those perks. She thinks she's earned them.

15 posted on 05/03/2014 5:57:43 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: Hojczyk

Putin is playing baseball. Obama is playing wiffle ball.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 6:11:56 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: MuttTheHoople

That’s distracting.

Forgot what the article was about....


17 posted on 05/03/2014 6:39:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Ready4Freddy

“Listen!?....Can you smell that?”


18 posted on 05/03/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: taterjay

>>>>>>>>>‘he (Obama) is one of the brightest to ever be President.’ I thought WHAT!!! How can one conclude that???

You gotta believe. Check this out from the Imus Show, Nov. 10, 2008:

Historian Michael Beschloss: Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — You and I have talked about this for years …

Imus: Well. What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: … our system doesn’t allow those people to become President, those people meaning people THAT smart and THAT capable

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Pardon?

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Uh. I would say it’s probably - he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become President.

Imus: That’s not what I asked you. I asked you what his IQ was.

Historian Michael Beschloss: You know that I don’t know and I’d have to find someone with more expertise …

Imus: You don’t know.

Historian Michael Beschloss: What do YOU think it is?

Imus: I don’t know. Well mine is 164. I don’t know what that means but it’s a little higher than normal I guess.

Historian Michael Beschloss: Well it’s way beyond genius which does not surprise me.

Imus: It surprised a lot of people when we took it.

Historian Michael Beschloss: Well it doesn’t surprise me.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 6:44:51 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Vendome

+10 ;)


20 posted on 05/03/2014 7:01:12 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: MamaDearest

A singles hitter doesn’t scare anybody — nor does a “bathhouse hitter” (except anyone truly concerned with America’s security & future.)


21 posted on 05/03/2014 7:33:15 PM PDT by mikrofon (Founders BUMP)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Thank you for following the rules on a MoDo post. Great pic too. Top notch.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 7:47:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (American Motors....Where Quality Is Built In, Not Added On.)
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To: Hojczyk

Once again MODO pumping up Ø. He’s not even a singles hitter, he’s the strikeout queen.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 2:40:44 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Hojczyk
How did an experienced and supposedly rational person like herself fall so completely for the “expectations”? The point of course is Dowd, like many on the left, is finally expressing a case of buyer’s remorse because they didn’t do their due diligence

They don't have "buyer's remorse". They wanted a sociopathic communist, they got a sociopathic communist.

They just want to disassociate themselves from the currently unpopular communist in preparation for 2016, when they will AGAIN attempt to con the American people into voting for the NEXT psychopathic communist (Hillary).

24 posted on 05/04/2014 4:35:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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