Skip to comments.Dialing It In Column: The Obama post-presidency has already begun
Posted on 06/07/2014 1:53:24 PM PDT by Rummyfan
BY: Matthew Continetti June 6, 2014 5:00 am
One evening in March, during a visit to Italy, President Obama asked the U.S. ambassador to round up a bunch ofand I quoteinteresting Italians for a dinner at the ambassadorial residence. The history of the property, the Villa Taverna, goes as far back as the tenth century. Its art collection includes Roman sarcophagi and centuries-old imperial busts. The menu that evening included a variety of pastas, and wines from Tuscany and the regions around Venice. Dinner lasted four hours.
In this sumptuous and Baroque setting, amid these beautiful artifacts of long-gone civilizations, enjoying the finest foods and most delicate wines, President Obama was at home. The interesting Italians surrounding him included a particle physicist, two heirs to the Fiat auto fortune, and the postmodern architect Renzo Piano. The dinner conversation, according to Politicos Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein, touched on architecture, on art, on science, and on urban planning. Protocol demands that the president be the first guest to leave such an event. But Obama would not shut up. It was a quite long dinner, Piano told Politico.
Piano said that he and Obama compared and contrasted the work of architectural design with the work of drafting a political speechand in these particular cases, it should be noted, the quality of the results is the same. This was but one digression in a long and meandering colloquy, however. It took a certain time to end, Piano said. It wasnt like, I have to go. We kept going, talking, talking, talking.
You dont stand up. You stay at the table.
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Would settle for $1.00 for each post on this thread that says the same thing.
watch this Lou Dobbs report regarding reporter Michael Hastings who did a story in 2012. What happened to Hastings in 2013. Watch this report
Obama is in the “I don’t give a ___.” phase of his presidency.
The news hasn’t reached Obama yet. He’s acting like some WWII Japaneses soldiers in remote areas who kept fighting Americans, unaware Japan had officially lost the war.
Complaining about their ‘Leader’ is something they do between attacks on conservatives. Nothing to take too seriously.
My Dinner With Andre; similar setting, he must have known.
I agree. And I think it’s all very self-service right now too.
We know elections are coming up. They have to distance themselves from Obama at some point.
It’s all transparent though. They don’t give a damn about the nation. They only want to remain in power.
Frankly, I see our side as the exact same way now also. McCain? Romney? Good grief!
Yes and with this guy its particularly scary.
From the article: “He knows there is a chance that the Republicans will control Congress next January, and he has said, according to Politico, that this would make his last two years in office unbearable.
Good! Maybe he’ll resign if the Republicans win control!
“Interesting Italians” - I was under the impression ALL Italians are interesting, just by virtue of being Italian!!!!!
Always about what he needs. Never about what the people of this country need or the troops need. Long before he was elected he sickened me. Now I don’t think there are words for how I feel about him and his presidency.
Hell I hated Clinton and all his lies about the women he slept with and what I felt for him is nowhere near the feelings zero brings out in me.
Post-9-11? Post-Christianity? No. Let’s make it Post-Leftism.
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