Skip to comments.How Barack Put Bibi In the Corner [smacked Bibi around]
Posted on 03/08/2012 6:03:31 PM PST by SJackson
The President's remarks reveal he's reached new heights in psychological maturity
masterful speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) revealed more than his growing comfort with his own power and with the gravitas of leading the most powerful nation on earth. Moving him forcefully into the center stage of world diplomacy without relinquishing his familiar message of bipartisanship, responsibility, and a never-ending quest to improve the lot of nations, Obamas speech was the latest in a series of behaviors that revealed a kind of psychological maturity not seen on a presidential level in recent memory.
In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg published in the Atlantic two days before the speech, Obama revealed an attitude that only someone feeling powerful and confident could hold, dismissing war as a distraction: At a time when there is not a lot of sympathy for Iran and its only real ally [Syria] is on the ropes, he said, do we want a distraction in which suddenly Iran can portray itself as a victim? Obamas ability to put war talk in its place was not only a harbinger of his AIPAC speech but also showed his clear appreciation of the literal power of language. At AIPAC, he used words as genuine weapons to confront Israel (and some American Republicans) about the danger of loose talk almost scolding them. He asserted Presidential power in new ways, not just by urging people to search for common ground, but by setting limits.
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What do I know, I'm not a shrink
WHERE is the barf alert?????
We need to break out the kneepads for Time.
When Obammy breaks wind, Justin Franks’ cheeks inflate.
And if Mitt gets the nom...Obama's ego will only grow larger (cause he will step on Mitt like a grasshopper)!
Liberals live in a fantasy world. Not reality. Bibi. Gave one of the great speeches of a world leader in the past half a century. Obama was barely relevant.
This article gave me the biggest laugh I’ve had all day.
Seems they love the word “gravitas” Frankly I’m tired of hearing it. Since when do metrosexual cowards have gravitas? They don’t.
Time to build-up their messiah. We shall soon see the roman columns, the clouds will open, and the birds will sing tralaatralaa.
It used to be called "appeasement".
At first I assumed that this was satire but I believe he’s serious. If so he must be an M.D. psychiatrist, most of whom are nuts.
LOL you got that right.
very succinctly put. Humerous, Honest and to the point.
When it comes to intelligence. Obama couldn’t carry Bibi’s jock.
I particularly thought the Word’s bi-partisan and responsibility particularly funny.
Obama doesn’t know what bi-partisan means and he blames someone else for everything. He hasn’t take responsibility for anything since he arrived.
That is really a new low of stupidity, delusions, and utter sycophancy, even for a liberal trash like Time...WOW, just WOW... This is a super projectile vomit alert article...
I am, and the good Dr. Frank is full of crap.
They have that white stuff all over their faces.
Crikey - the little chimpanzee poofter only takes up half of the chair - has he got a full blown case of the slims or what? In his case, the trouble with AIDS is that it is way too slow to save the country. God help us all.
Is this author for real? The first sentence made me puke.
I thought it was humor at first, but I think the author believes this hogwash. Amazing. Jaw-dropping amazing. How do such people manage to keep breathing and stay alive?