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Obama the impotent
The Guardian ^ | September 22, 2009 | Steven Hill

Posted on 09/22/2009 8:12:50 AM PDT by Lou Budvis

Much hope has been invested in Barack Obama's ability to strike a new course for the US following eight years of Bush administration unpopularity. Yet many in the US and abroad are impatient with the pace of progress under the Obama administration. The president made the rounds on five news talkshows on Sunday as he pressed his policies and vision, preparing for what is likely to be a difficult week.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; impotent
Poor euros are disappointed in their Messiah
1 posted on 09/22/2009 8:12:51 AM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

We need a president, not a semi-pro talk show guest...


2 posted on 09/22/2009 8:15:02 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Lou Budvis

3 posted on 09/22/2009 8:15:49 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Lou Budvis

After you have seen the shuck and jive act a few times, you get it. There is no there there, it’s all lies. EU people are new to the act I would guess.

Like all tin-pot two bit dictator wanna bees, all hat, no cattle.


4 posted on 09/22/2009 8:16:28 AM PDT by Tarpon (The Obama's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: kingattax

Wow...that’s the smallest piece of toilet paper i’ve ever seen.


5 posted on 09/22/2009 8:17:00 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Palin/Malkin 2012...the 'Cuda and the Asian Fox!)
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To: Tarpon

It is eight months of one act plays, isn’t it ?


7 posted on 09/22/2009 8:18:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Lou Budvis

Yes, you can sure tell from this column that the Euroleftists are disappointed in the “zero.”


8 posted on 09/22/2009 8:20:17 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: Lou Budvis

9 posted on 09/22/2009 8:20:50 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Lou Budvis

Laughed at this libtard in the comments section:

“Just think, we could be lampooning Bush and calling him a “monkey” again. Us liberals are happier with a Republican President. We can all behave like sociopaths and everyone has a jolly old laugh.”


10 posted on 09/22/2009 8:23:36 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (http://www.muckety.com/7BECFF40501E647D3741343C37265A57.map)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

And if we called this marxist punk a monkey we’d be called racist extremists.


11 posted on 09/22/2009 8:26:04 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: earlJam

Lordy Lordy


12 posted on 09/22/2009 8:26:39 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: Lou Budvis

What? I thought he was omnimpotent or something like that...


13 posted on 09/22/2009 8:27:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Exactly.


14 posted on 09/22/2009 8:27:35 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (http://www.muckety.com/7BECFF40501E647D3741343C37265A57.map)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Someone needs to tell Obama the Emmys do not have a category for most appearances on Sunday talk shows.


15 posted on 09/22/2009 8:28:31 AM PDT by csmusaret (Joe Wilson--Speaking truth to power)
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To: Lou Budvis

Who would have thought that a hyped up teleprompter reader with no executive experience would have been an ineffectual boob?


16 posted on 09/22/2009 8:33:31 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
This is a great comment, too:

When will the Guardian and its commentators realize that global warming is a non-issue in the USA? Nobody is going to willingly see their jobs threatened for the sake of carbon emission reductions. Watch what happens to cap and trade. Watch what happens in Europe, too, as the costs of climate legislation become more manifest. (Hint: Australia). This issue is dead in the water, and you might as well get over it.

17 posted on 09/22/2009 8:35:49 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: NMEwithin

Precious.


18 posted on 09/22/2009 8:43:47 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Lou Budvis
The problem they see is that he is not enough of a Eurotrash socialist. Check out these excerpts from the article:

Europe has been increasingly critical of America's failures to live up to its global responsibilities. The US is not only the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases but is by far the largest per capita emitter of carbon and other pollutants...

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to reverse the Bush administration's terrible ecological record. Yet so far the world has seen more symbolic gestures from the Obama administration than accomplishments...

Here again, Europe is leading, while the Obama administration is dragging its feet. Europe has proposed far-reaching reforms designed to impose new rules on executive pay and bonuses,...

And now the money shot. A dig at the REAL problem - our Constitution.

it must be recognised that it's not just Obama's shortcomings that are causing the problem. The very structure of the American political system is at the heart of these failures. For example, thwarting Obama on a regular basis is an unrepresentative senate where "minority rule" prevails and undermines what a majority of the country may want. With two senators elected per state, regardless of population, California with more than 35 million people has the same number of senators as Wyoming with just half a million residents. This constitutional arrangement greatly favours low population states, many of which tend to be conservative, producing what one political analyst has called "a weighted vote for small-town whites in pickup trucks with gun racks."

The core of the problem is that Hussein can't do his job because of our outmoded 200+ year old Constitution.

19 posted on 09/22/2009 8:55:48 AM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Read the comments on article. Interesting.


20 posted on 09/22/2009 9:14:43 AM PDT by mel
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To: WayneM

Nobody hates whitey more than the Euro-left, and ironically that’s where white people originated.

If you can believe it.


21 posted on 09/22/2009 9:18:01 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Lou Budvis

He’s spending all of his political capital on one single flawed piece of legislation that the people don’t want. All of this TV time and all of this exposure and energy invested on one thing that is likely to either fail or pass with a great public outcry.

Does he plan to repeat the process on Cap N Tax or the other big Marxist monsters that are waiting in line for discussion?

He seems myopic, like a 13 year old.


22 posted on 09/22/2009 9:28:44 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Lou Budvis
Many leaders and supporters are beginning to wonder what is causing this growing gap between the Barack Obama that many people saw on the campaign trail, and the Obama they see in the White House?

No wondering in the USA, Obama is a Malignant Narccisist who's quest for power overrides all.

23 posted on 09/22/2009 9:29:12 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (ImpeachZero)
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To: Lou Budvis
The president made the rounds on five news talkshows on Sunday as he pressed his policies and vision, preparing for what is likely to be a difficult week.

He could just as well have read the "Begat Chapters" and been more informative.

The time for being a stand-up BS'er on the campaign trail has long passed and he keeps trying to sell the same old sliced bread that has gone waaaaayyy past its "sell by" date.

24 posted on 09/22/2009 9:34:48 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Lou Budvis
Dear 0bama,

Great News!

I found a prostitute who charges by the inch.

I can't possibly afford her, but am forwarding her phone number to you so you can enjoy a cheap night out.

25 posted on 09/22/2009 9:41:14 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Lou Budvis
Yet many in the US and abroad are impatient with the pace direction of progress usurpation under the Obama administration.

Fixed.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 09/22/2009 9:53:32 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
What? I thought he was omnimpotent or something like that...

Probably thinks the apostrophe was left off... i'mpotent

27 posted on 09/22/2009 12:49:10 PM PDT by This_far (Mandatory health insurance? I thought it was about health care!)
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To: WayneM

This is some of the most disturbing text in the article, criticizing the fundamental structure of our “republic”.
They do say, “None of these anti-democratic structural features are going away any time soon”, but sometimes I wonder. Too many of our citizens simply don’t understand the simple fact that “we are a republic, not a democracy - but that’s a GOOD thing!”. Too many are pathetically undereducated.


28 posted on 09/22/2009 1:05:32 PM PDT by Tandem (Support our troops - Nephew in the Army)
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To: Lou Budvis

The news site was so inundated with conservative viewpoints they already locked out further comments. Doesn’t do to let Brits hear voices of reason from outside their propaganda bubble.


29 posted on 09/22/2009 1:33:20 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Lou Budvis
Best response on that thread:

New headline "European Socialists Despair That Obama Cannot Tranform US Into European Styled, Economically Doomed, Socialist/Welfare State Fast Enough!!" Geez, Comrades, give a brother a little time. I mean, Obama already has the patronizing and contempt filled view of the average American regularly displayed on these forums by most pseudo-intellectual, liberal commentators. Obama's loathing of free market capitalism (as if any such thing actually existed in the US) is ALMOST to the levels of Guardian readers, as well. Give him time and I am sure that he will transform the US into a nanny state on a par with most of Western Europe and create a demographic time bomb where uneducated, Islamic radicals can simmer in hate and violence until such time as the dwindling native populations can be killed or forcefully assimilated. Patience, comrades, patience. It takes years to destroy Judeo-Christian values and become a fully secularized and meaningless sinkhole of medicority and laziness, ripe for destruction. Afterall, it took several generations for Europe to acheive this state. Give the man some time.

OK which of you wrote that?

30 posted on 09/22/2009 1:55:32 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Lou Budvis

Here’s Steven Hill’s bio from the “New America Foundation”:

***”Steven Hill is Director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation, which seeks to identify and develop the best opportunities for political and electoral reform, educate opinion leaders and the public about electoral alternatives, and encourage the formation of a broad-based coalition for reform.

Mr. Hill is author of 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy and his previous books include Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics and Whose Vote Counts. His next book, Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age, will be published in August 2009. Mr. Hill’s articles and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Prospect, The Guardian, American Prospect, The Nation, Prague Post, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle and other leading publications. Mr. Hill has appeared on national and local radio and television programs, and has lectured widely in the United States and Europe. He has been a leading force for political reform in the United States for many years. Mr. Hill received a B.A. from Yale University in 1982.”***

Maybe the BA was in Basket Weaving. Because it certainly wasn’t in Political Science—his ignorance of US political systems is astounding.


31 posted on 09/22/2009 2:07:36 PM PDT by Jason Kauppinen
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To: Lou Budvis
It would appear that the staff of the Guardian has suddenly discovered the Senate and they don't like what they see. Two people elected from every state no matter what the population? How un-democratic! How...why, it's almost as if it were designed that way!

I'm all in favor of Europe taking the lead in reducing carbon, by which they mean carbon dioxide, emissions. It is, after all, perhaps the single silliest manifestation of a political enthusiasm among a global elite who know perfectly well that it means they get to control everyone's economic development. Meanwhile the next eruption of a medium-sized volcano throws the whole thing into the statistical obscurity it deserves. But the control mechanisms will be in place...forever. Fine, let them try it on themselves.

32 posted on 09/22/2009 2:22:56 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: WayneM

Geez...that does it...to hell with with ever saving Europe again!


33 posted on 09/22/2009 8:46:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Lou Budvis

I seem to remember some poll showing “climate change” basically dead last among things worrying Americans.

Americans are NOT Europeans or even Canadians We do not like being ruled by elite tools. And “climate change” is the latest elite tool scam.


34 posted on 09/23/2009 8:08:30 AM PDT by TJ Jackson
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