Skip to comments.No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy" (He's Anything but)
Posted on 04/20/2012 3:32:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause.
This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the "Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me" wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain's endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made "Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head" a standard stump-speech talking point.
Conservatives of good will who've watched President Obama brutalize his enemies have one question for the nice-guy niceties: Why, GOP, why?
Romney's smarter-than-thou strategists explain that he can't scare off independents and Democrats with straight talk about Obama's thuggery. But he's turning off the conservative base, on whom his hold is tenuous. More importantly, Romney's McCain-lite impersonation is also writing off independents and Democrats who've come to realize what the myriad targets of White House bullying have learned the hard way over the past four years: Barack Obama is not a "nice guy."
Ask Gerald Walpin, the former AmeriCorps inspector general who was pushed out of his job by the Obamas after exposing fraud and corruption perpetrated by Democratic mayor of Sacramento and Obama friend Kevin Johnson. Walpin was unceremoniously fired and smeared by Team Obama. The White House baselessly questioned the veteran watchdog's mental health and never apologized for slandering him.
Ask the family, friends and co-workers of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. They have been forced to sue the Obama administration to combat the Operation Fast and Furious cover-up of deadly policy decisions that led to their hero's death. "I think they are liars, and I would tell them that," Terry's father, Kent, said of Obama's henchmen.
As Townhall editor Katie Pavlich makes clear in her devastating new book, "Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up," the president, his corrupt attorney general, Eric Holder, and their minions weren't "in over their heads." They knew exactly what they were doing and have obstructed investigations into the bloody consequences of their policies ever since.
That's not "nice." It's rotten to the core.
Nice? Ask those who have felt the wrath of Obama: tea party members, bitter-clinging gun owners and voters of faith; budget-reform leaders, such as Wisconsin's GOP Rep. Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker, Chrysler creditors and dealers, and Delphi auto-parts workers strong-armed and cut out of the White House auto bailout negotiations with United Auto Workers; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and their donors; Fox News, conservative talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh; the Congressional Budget Office and the Supreme Court.
There is nothing shameful about shattering the left's defining fraudulent narrative -- which was promoted again this week by myth-making first lady Michelle Obama -- that the president has "brought us out of the dark and into the light."
There is nothing hateful about exposing Team Obama's hardball tactics and government witch-hunts against taxpayers, businesses and political opponents.
There is nothing unbecoming or un-presidential about questioning the Obama administration's Chicago gangster treatment of dissidents, whistleblowers and watchdogs.
Let it be noted that Mr. "Nice Guy" never goes out of his way to show his opponents respect. In 2008, Obama openly bragged that his campaign strategy is: "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."
Remember when he sneered at millions who turned out for the nationwide Tax Day tea party protests in 2009: "You would think they'd be saying thank you."
Remember when he taunted GOP leaders: "We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."
Remember when he told Republicans to shut up during the stimulus debate: "I want them just to get out of the way" and "don't do a lot of talking."
Remember when he outrageously insinuated before the 2010 midterms that conservatives were racist: He called critics of his amnesty policies "enemies" who needed to be "punished" by Latino voters because they were not "the kinds of folks who represent our core American values."
Remember when he remained silent about his surrogates' misogynistic attacks on GOP vice presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Remember when he remained silent about the vulgar rallying cry of Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa, who introduced Obama at a Detroit Labor Day rally by urging union members to work against Republicans and "take these son of a bitches out."
Romney's surrogates insist that conservatives should "stick to the issues." But Obama's by-any-means-necessary ruthlessness is an issue. Like Chiffon Margarine said, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature." And it's not nice to delude the American electorate in the name of comity, politesse and simpering civility.
A major criticism of Willard as Candidate IMHO.
This is the guy who insulted the Supreme Court and Congressman Paul Ryan during speeches. He has no problem like a petulant child putting his middle finger up to rub his nose when someone says something he does not like.
Zero’s self inflated ego is driven by an effort to cover his lack of ability. He can’t stand not to be the smartest guy in the room. Take his teleprompter away and he’s a wimp.
OK, that’s it! Everyone to the Beer Garden!
He is not a nice guy. He may, or may not, be a Communist from Kenya but he is undeniably a Chicago political machine thug. I don’t think Mittens can beat him but I know he won’t beat saying, “He’s a nice guy but...”. Mittens needs to go at the Kenyan full bore pointing out all his warts personally, his questionable past and past and present associates and sponsors. His intimate relationship with the detestable George Soros needs to be exposed. And of course chronicle the disastrous consequences of Obama’s special interest driven policies. Obama is vulnerable but only if Mittens takes the gloves off.
A couple of other things to remember. Obama never did and never has said anything nice about GW Bush since before he began his run for the presidency. He has not said anything even half respectful of Britain or Israel either. If I remember correctly, McCain just let Obama hammer away on him also. He has an underlying hatred of all that is good in this country.
If you want to piss him off beat him to it and pull him in quick and grab his left arm or shoulder. I think he's freak out.
McCain couldn't (or wouldn't) and Romney wouldn't know the truth if he had a head-to-head crash with it.
It’s really great, after a 16-hour day of busting your hump, to be attacked by the President of the United States on the late-night news for daring to eke out a profit.
Right you are. And the GOP is going to nominate a total wuss who doesn't have the onions to attack the greatest enemy of freedom who exists today, proving that the GOP is NOT the conservative party.
IMHO, Willard will lose big this November. If, by some miracle, he wins, we still have a progressive in the WH and nothing will change.
That being the case, this is the time to launch a real conservative party. If nothing else, it might move the GOP back to the right. But, if successful in any way, a new conservative party could have an enormous impact on the House (getting rid of Boehner?) and be set up for 2016.
Restore America! Vote for the "True American Party"! (The "True Finns" have done great in Finland)
“A major criticism of Willard as Candidate IMHO.”
It’s a much more major criticism of 0bama as a president.
It’s all but certain that Romney will be the GOP candidate - what he should do is hire Michelle Malkin as a speechwriter. She hit it way out of the park with this article. The quotes from 0bama pretty well devastate any idea that the Dems have some kind of corner on civility. It’s very clear that 0bama is all about mob-style Chicago politics.
I don’t care if Romney is the candidate, or if it’s his family dog. 0bama needs to be absolutely crushed in this election. We can’t afford any more of his economic “genius”, and we absolutely can’t afford even one more of his Supreme Court picks.
“Obama is vulnerable but only if Mittens takes the gloves off.”
Personally I think pointing out the multitude of disastrous policy decisions, the failure in not one but two wars, the various scandals on his watch, and the mountain of debt he’s created will be plenty. $6/gal gasoline won’t hurt our chances either.
McCain lost because he was horrified at the prospect of being President. He always acted as if he were trying to get people to vote for the kenyan. He sounded like that from the first. Romney? I suspect he will take the same route. Being Nominated is the epitome for Republicans. They do not actually want to win because the Democrat Party is the natural ruling party. Republicans see themselves as more gentlemanly and existing primarily to rationalize Democrat policies, to make communism more palatable to the sensible portion of the populace, to file down the perceived “rough edges.”
Unless you are Muslim King or some other potentate. Then you get a whole 'nuther greeting.
Alice Cooper- No More Mr. Nice Guy