Skip to comments.Obama, the loner president
Posted on 10/08/2011 7:14:35 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
Beyond the economy, the wars and the polls, President Obama has a problem: people.
This president endures with little joy the small talk and back-slapping of retail politics, rarely spends more than a few minutes on a rope line, refuses to coddle even his biggest donors. His relationship with Democrats on Capitol Hill is frosty, to be generous. Personal lobbying on behalf of legislation? He prefers to leave that to Vice President Biden, an old-school political charmer.
But inside the Beltway, the legacy of his relationship, or lack thereof, with Democrats on the Hill remains a problem for his jobs plan and, by extension, his political future.
A senior Democratic strategist told my colleague Chris Cillizza recently that the person running out of air most quickly is Obama himself, and there may not be many who come to his rescue.
Were about a year out from the elections, and the senators are turning to their own races, the strategist said. They dont have a lot of energy or political capital to spare for the president at this point.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
familiarity breeds contempt.
Bottom line - this President wants the perks of the Presidency, including world class treatment, fawning press, fawning world, etc., but wants nothing to do with the day to day work required to make intelligent decisions. His approach is “my way” without taking time to consider that “his way” may not be the best way. He is lazy, arrogant and is really nothing more than a puppet for the mob and the Chicago way. He resents anything remotely resembling work and would rather golf and dine with world leaders than be consigned to the drudgery that is required to make a truly great leader.
I would love to know why anyone considers Obama to be intelligent. I just don’t see it.
I never thought anything of the sort. He never fooled me. I knew he would be big trouble, but I take no pleasure in being able to say I told you so.
“Obama removed him self from the day to day stuff and just handled the big issues.”
Sounds like my current boss who says he doesn’t want to be bothered with the small stuff — like maybe running the office? Yeah, I see what “face time” vice knowing what the heck is going on does to an office and to a nation. My boss voted for O — two gen X peas in a pod.
But why is there only a comparison with Clinton in this article? George W. loved people and rarely was there a day when we didn't see a photo of him in the middle of a crowd.
Another thing missing from this Obama administration...pics of him in the Oval Office with world leaders.
Seems he disdains spending time with them as well. Bush? Couple times a week, not including phone calls.
Then there are the brilliant articles he wrote while editor of the Hahvahd law review.
And his flawless voting record in state government and the US Senate.
Not to mention his stellar pronunciation of POKeestan...
change that “n” to an “s” and it’s still accurate
Obama is the loser President
As soon as I read “Is it possible to be America’s most popular politician ...” I could read no more. These people are not thinking lucidly if they are still supporting him.
I agree, “Obama, the loser president” would be ana accurate title.
To a narcissist people are merely things to be used for their purposes.
Obama is cold? Why bother being warm to a wrench or a nail or a square of toilet paper? Obama can be nothing but cold. He is devoid of the ability to be anything else.
(Now, imagine you’re Moochelle or Malia or Sasha....)
Summary of the article: Obama is an arrogant POS who thinks he’s better than anyone else, but in reality he’s an incompetent narcissistic boob.
Most researchers classify Generation X as those born 1965-1982. So, I am gonna run with that and say that Obama belongs to the Baby Boomers, which makes sense because they messed up everything anyway. LOL.
You don’t have to be smart to be a liberal.
See Brig General Jack Ripper and Burpelson Air Force Base scenario.
He never fooled me either starting when he was sworn in.
I’m just saying it’s too bad he turned out as he did. We gave him a chance.
Yet they still call us racist.
What a disappointment to all blacks and whites. He could
have really been a person everyone liked, but alas he’s just a
wannabe dick-tater about to go down in history as the worst of the worst.
Interesting excerpt from that webpage, below. Do these traits sound like someone we know?
(1) They are habitual liars. They seem incapable of either knowing or telling the truth about anything.
(2) They are egotistical to the point of narcissism. They really believe they are set apart from the rest of humanity by some special grace.
(3) They scapegoat; they are incapable of either having the insight or willingness to accept responsibility for anything they do. Whatever the problem, it is always someone else's fault.
(4) They are remorselessly vindictive when thwarted or exposed.
(5) Genuine religious, moral, or other values play no part in their lives. They have no empathy for others and are capable of violence. Under older psychological terminology, they fall into the category of psychopath or sociopath, but unlike the typical psychopath, their behavior is masked by a superficial social facade.
Well, at least, he pronounces “nuclear” correctly. I will give him that much and not much more than that.