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Obama Biographer: 'The World Seems to Disappoint Him'
Weekly Standard ^ | 8:11 AM, May 6, 2014 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 05/06/2014 5:38:16 AM PDT by Hoodat

David Remnick, an Obama biographer and the editor of the New Yorker, said this morning on national TV that President Obama is disappointed in the world:

(Remnick on Morning Joe)

"The profile [of President Obama] that I published in the New Yorker was somebody that eerily, eerily seemed to be claiming himself--it was a sense of not giving up, but of deep frustration--that was the profile that I published in the New Yorker. Somebody frustrated and disappointed," said Remnick, who has proven to be deeply sympathetic to this president.

"And that's what's frustrating to me sometimes about Obama is that the world seems to disappoint him," he continued to laughter from others on the TV set. "Republicans disappoint him, Bashar al-Assad disappoints him, Putin as well. And the fighting spirit sometimes is lacking in the performative aspects of the presidency."

But that hasn't kept Remnick from souring on Obama. "Do I think that at the end of eight years this will go down as a terrible presidency? I don't. You do. I don't. I think an enormous amount has been achieved."

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: davidremnick; koolaid; narcissist; obama; remnick
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It's mutual. He has disappointed the rest of the world.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 5:38:16 AM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

OMG! Trust me, the world is disappointed right back!


2 posted on 05/06/2014 5:40:02 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Hoodat
Obama is tied with Mr Peanut for the 2nd worst presidency in the last 100 years.

The worst is Wilson.

3 posted on 05/06/2014 5:40:13 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Hoodat

That guy certainly has extremely, low expectations, doesn’t he?


4 posted on 05/06/2014 5:40:30 AM PDT by mothball
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To: Hoodat

What would it look like if he were an utter incompetent supported by a sycophant media? A lot like it does now.


5 posted on 05/06/2014 5:41:10 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Hoodat

A second (and worse) ‘Malaise’ President.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 5:41:42 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Hoodat

It is SO mutual.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 5:41:57 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Hoodat

once again,, its all about him . .
POS


8 posted on 05/06/2014 5:42:37 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: Hoodat

It is SO mutual.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 5:43:31 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

To be disappointed, I would had to have had expectations in the first place. Obama has behaved exactly as I expected, therefore I am not in the least disappointed. Angry, yes - disappointed - no.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 5:44:10 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hoodat

The soft bigotry of low expectations.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 5:44:18 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: Hoodat

so he’ll just take the money and leave


12 posted on 05/06/2014 5:45:36 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Hoodat

What else could he aspire to? Secretary General of the UN? Head of the European Union? Pope? Whichever choice for a man of his supposedly remarkable, yet very hidden talents, it would be a clear case of “Failing Upward”.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 5:45:43 AM PDT by laconic
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To: MNnice
1,000 more days of this narcissistic turd.
14 posted on 05/06/2014 5:46:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Hoodat

How arrogant. Perhaps the world knows more than Obama. I am not disappointed in Obama because I knew he was a living lying disaster before he was elected.

You see it isn’t about whether people think Obama is great, nope, it is about Obama thinking he is greater then the whole world.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 5:46:17 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Hoodat

16 posted on 05/06/2014 5:47:18 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Hoodat

Obama strikes me as someone who enjoys running for president but doesn’t enjoy being president. He’s like the dog that chases the car. He loves the chase but once he catches the car then the thrill is gone and he doesn’t know what to do with it.


17 posted on 05/06/2014 5:47:47 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Hoodat
Yes,YES. If only EVERYONE in the WHOOOOLE WORLD would do exactly as Obama says. Then there would be, UTOPIA.
Peace, Love and most importantly FREEDOM would rain like manna from the heavens.
Obama only needs to,,, eliminate those who stand in his way of making a peaceful and perfect world.
18 posted on 05/06/2014 5:48:36 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: dforest
It is also indicative of his leadership style, which is to announce to those under him what results he would like to see happen. Then when those results aren't realized, he blames his underlings for not doing what he told them to do.

The man has no clue about what leadership actually entails. And even if he did, he lacks the ability to do it. He couldn't lead ants to a picnic.

19 posted on 05/06/2014 5:50:56 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat
"I think an enormous amount has been achieved."

I'll patiently await your examples, then.

20 posted on 05/06/2014 5:51:00 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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