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Our Arrogant President (Our?)
Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Cal Thomas

Posted on 07/01/2014 1:34:56 PM PDT by Kaslin

resident Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like.

When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and might well have done the same in the Senate in 2012 were it not for some weak GOP candidates, especially in Nevada and Delaware.

President Obama acts as if elections other than his own don't matter. His attitude seems to be, "I have the power and the rest of government be damned." In another speech (does he talk in his sleep?) last week in Minneapolis, the president said of House Republicans, "They don't do anything except block me and call me names." Actually, Republicans have passed scores of bills, virtually all of which have died in the Senate, because Majority Leader Harry Reid refuses to bring them up for a vote, much less debate. It is Reid who is the real obstructionist.

Speaker John Boehner is threatening to file a lawsuit against the president for using his executive powers to bypass Congress. Critics, notably Neil Cavuto of Fox News, have accused the Republicans of engaging in a "stunt" that has no chance of succeeding.

Cavuto may be right, but not all stunts, if that's what this is, are without merit. While the courts might rule that Boehner lacks legal standing to sue the president, the lawsuit could serve as a teachable moment for the public, which polls show increasingly distrusts this president on matters both foreign and domestic.

Here's what a real stunt looks like. While in Minneapolis, President Obama met with two people he said had written him about their economic struggles. He ate a hamburger with a woman who said she is having difficulty paying her bills. Maybe the president picked up the check, helping her out with one meal. Other than that, how did he improve the woman's circumstances? Cutting taxes, lowering government spending and reducing the size of the federal bureaucracy would improve the economy so that the struggling woman -- and many like her -- might be able to find a better job with higher pay, or secure a raise in the job she already has.

This president believes in his policies even when they are not working.

As the late Pete Seeger sang about Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War, so it might also be said of President Obama and the record of his administration: "We were knee deep in the Big Muddy, and the big fool said to push on."

The list of policy failures, corruption and probable misdeeds is long and growing longer. The website White House Dossier lists two dozen scandals linked to the Obama administration and while all might not rise to the level we have come to associate with legitimate political malfeasance, the list is an indictment of a president who sold himself as being nobler than ordinary politicians, not to mention most Americans. He was seen and sees himself as the great deliverer, perched far above the rest of us. Instead, his incompetence has been exposed, leading to the conclusion among growing numbers of us that he is in over his head and harming the country in ways that could last for generations.

The list of Obama's broken promises is longer than his failures. Some have been compiled on Politifact.com.

The definitions of "arrogance" from dictionary.com accurately describe the president's attitude: "1. Offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride. 2. Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited..."

Synonyms for arrogance also apply: "presumptuous, haughty, imperious, brazen, proud."

If this fall's election gives Republicans a Senate majority, as seems likely, will the president's arrogant behavior change? Not likely. Humility is not a trait found in Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: calthomas; obama

1 posted on 07/01/2014 1:34:56 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

resident Obama?..............you got it............


2 posted on 07/01/2014 1:36:21 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Red Badger

That is all he is to me


3 posted on 07/01/2014 1:37:22 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

4 posted on 07/01/2014 1:37:48 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Kaslin

5 posted on 07/01/2014 1:38:01 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin
Synonyms for arrogance also apply: "presumptuous, haughty, imperious, brazen, proud."

Liberal, progressive, socialist, communist, left wing, treacherous................

6 posted on 07/01/2014 1:38:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Kaslin

The famous amateur golfer.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 1:38:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kaslin

I wish the MSM would investigate the fact that Obama is an acolyte of Saul Alinsky. And that many of his actions are out of the Alinsky playbook.

The only place I have heard about Alinsky’s influence on the president has been on conservative sites such as this, and talk radio. The MSM has said absolutely zero about Alinsky and Rules for Radicals inspired actions.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 1:38:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Kaslin

Hell, he’s mostly out playing golf somewhere on our dime...............


9 posted on 07/01/2014 1:39:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Kaslin

weak candidate in Nevada? Yes, but remember the GOPe was here too with Republicans For Reid led by uber crooked Republican fixer Sig Rogich.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 1:45:13 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Kaslin

Nice move by Thomas using Pete Seeger to jab one up Obama’s backside.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Megyn Kelly did an interview with him last night on the Kelly File. She did not hold back.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 1:50:06 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Another writer who only sees arrogance and incompetence in a traitor whose acts are deliberate, with malice, and aforethought.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 1:56:23 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: Kaslin
Megyn Kelly did an interview with him last night on the Kelly File. She did not hold back.

Kelly did an interview with whom?

14 posted on 07/01/2014 1:57:05 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Bill Ayers


15 posted on 07/01/2014 2:00:40 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Kaslin

America’s Child in Chief. The power of snark has carried him far.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 2:01:19 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s wagon load of horse manure is wearing thin even with the doofus class.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 2:03:36 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Kaslin

Well I learned nothing from this article. I already knew Pete Seeger was a hack.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 2:12:19 PM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Bill Ayers. I mixed up Alinsky (see post #8) with Ayers. Sorry about that.

Highlights: Megyn Kelly's Exclusive Interview With Bill Ayers

19 posted on 07/01/2014 2:39:14 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Murdering, atheistic, communist radicals all look alike to me too!


20 posted on 07/01/2014 2:53:07 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Yeah it’s easy to think they one and the same


21 posted on 07/01/2014 3:13:41 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Bullish
"...Obama’s wagon load of horse manure..."

You mean this?


22 posted on 07/01/2014 3:24:02 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: Red Badger

wait till Obama cancells the election in November because of some Crisis he puts together. He will oppoint senators and congressmen.


23 posted on 07/01/2014 4:12:53 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade
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